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Investigation of Ti-doped NaAlH4 by solid-state NMR  

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In recent years, the development of Ti-doped NaAlH{sub 4} as a hydrogen storage material has gained attention because of its large weight percentage of hydrogen ({approx}5%) compared to traditional interstitial hydrides. The addition of transition-metal dopants, in the form of Ti-halides, such as TiCl{sub 3}, dramatically improves the kinetics of the absorption and desorption of hydrogen from NaAlH{sub 4}. However, the role that Ti plays in enhancing the absorption and desorption of H{sub 2} is still unknown. In the present study, {sup 27}Al, {sup 23}Na, and {sup 1}H MAS (Magic Angle Spinning) NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) has been performed to understand the titanium speciation in Ti-doped NaAlH{sub 4}. All experiments were performed on a sample of crushed single crystals exposed to Ti during growth, a sample of solvent-mixed 4TiCl{sub 3} + 112NaAlH{sub 4}, a reacted sample of solvent-mixed TiCl{sub 3} + {sup 3}NaAlH{sub 4} with THF, and a reacted sample of ball-milled TiCl3 + 3NaAlH{sub 4}. The {sup 27}Al MAS NMR has shown differences in compound formation between solvent-mixed TiCl{sub 3} + 3NaAlH{sub 4} with THF and the mechanically ball-milled TiCl{sub 3} + 3NaAlH{sub 4}. {sup 27}Al MAS NMR of the mechanically ball-milled mixture of fully-reacted TiCl{sub 3} + 3NaAlH{sub 4} showed spectral signatures of TiAl{sub 3} while, the solvent-mixed 4TiCl{sub 3} + 112NaAlH{sub 4}, which is totally reacted, does not show the presences of TiAl{sub 3}, but shows the existence of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}.

Maxwell, R; Majzoub, E; Herberg, J

2003-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic Effect of Ti for Hydrogen Cycling in NaAlH4  

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Effect of Ti for Effect of Ti for Hydrogen Cycling in NaAlH 4 Mei-Yin Chou School of Physics Georgia Institute of Technology (DE-FG02-05ER46229) Acknowledgment: Yan Wang, Roland Stumpf Why is NaAlH 4 interesting? A viable candidate for hydrogen-storage material: High theoretical weight-percent hydrogen content of 5.55% and low cost But (before 1997) Dehydrogenation occurs at high temperature; rehydrogenation is difficult. Bogdanovic and Schwickardi, 1997 Hydrogen can be reversibly absorbed and desorbed from NaAlH 4 under moderate conditions by the addition of catalysts (compounds containing Ti, Zr, etc.) High Hydrogen Contents in Complex Hydrides Hydride wt% Hydride wt% Be(BH 4 ) 2 20.8 Mg(AlH 4 ) 2 9.3 LiBH 4 18.2 Ca(AlH 4 ) 2 7.9 Mg(BH 4 ) 2 14.9 KBH 4 7.5 Ca(BH 4 ) 2 11.6 NaAlH 4 7.5 NaBH4 10.7 Ga(AlH

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Spectral Content of 22Na/44Ti Decay Data: Implications for a Solar Influence  

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We report a reanalysis of data on the measured decay rate ratio $^{22}$Na/$^{44}$Ti which were originally published by Norman et al., and interpreted as supporting the conventional hypothesis that nuclear decay rates are constant and not affected by outside influences. We find upon a more detailed analysis of both the amplitude and the phase of the Norman data that they actually favor the presence of an annual variation in $^{22}$Na/$^{44}$Ti, albeit weakly. Moreover, this conclusion holds for a broad range of parameters describing the amplitude and phase of an annual sinusoidal variation in these data. The results from this and related analyses underscore the growing importance of phase considerations in understanding the possible influence of the Sun on nuclear decays. Our conclusions with respect to the phase of the Norman data are consistent with independent analyses of solar neutrino data obtained at Super-Kamiokande-I and the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO).

Daniel O'Keefe; Brittany L. Morreale; Robert H. Lee; John B. Buncher; Ephraim Fischbach; Tom Gruenwald; Jere H. Jenkins; Daniel Javorsek II; Peter A. Sturrock

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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NA-42 TI Shared Software Component Library FY2011 Final Report  

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The NA-42 TI program initiated an effort in FY2010 to standardize its software development efforts with the long term goal of migrating toward a software management approach that will allow for the sharing and reuse of code developed within the TI program, improve integration, ensure a level of software documentation, and reduce development costs. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been tasked with two activities that support this mission. PNNL has been tasked with the identification, selection, and implementation of a Shared Software Component Library. The intent of the library is to provide a common repository that is accessible by all authorized NA-42 software development teams. The repository facilitates software reuse through a searchable and easy to use web based interface. As software is submitted to the repository, the component registration process captures meta-data and provides version control for compiled libraries, documentation, and source code. This meta-data is then available for retrieval and review as part of library search results. In FY2010, PNNL and staff from the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) teamed up to develop a software application with the goal of replacing the aging Aerial Measuring System (AMS). The application under development includes an Advanced Visualization and Integration of Data (AVID) framework and associated AMS modules. Throughout development, PNNL and RSL have utilized a common AMS code repository for collaborative code development. The AMS repository is hosted by PNNL, is restricted to the project development team, is accessed via two different geographic locations and continues to be used. The knowledge gained from the collaboration and hosting of this repository in conjunction with PNNL software development and systems engineering capabilities were used in the selection of a package to be used in the implementation of the software component library on behalf of NA-42 TI. The second task managed by PNNL is the development and continued maintenance of the NA-42 TI Software Development Questionnaire. This questionnaire is intended to help software development teams working under NA-42 TI in documenting their development activities. When sufficiently completed, the questionnaire illustrates that the software development activities recorded incorporate significant aspects of the software engineering lifecycle. The questionnaire template is updated as comments are received from NA-42 and/or its development teams and revised versions distributed to those using the questionnaire. PNNL also maintains a list of questionnaire recipients. The blank questionnaire template, the AVID and AMS software being developed, and the completed AVID AMS specific questionnaire are being used as the initial content to be established in the TI Component Library. This report summarizes the approach taken to identify requirements, search for and evaluate technologies, and the approach taken for installation of the software needed to host the component library. Additionally, it defines the process by which users request access for the contribution and retrieval of library content.

Knudson, Christa K.; Rutz, Frederick C.; Dorow, Kevin E.

2011-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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27Al and 1H Solid State NMR Studies Show Evidence of TiAl3 and TiH2 in Ti-doped NaAlH4  

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Previous X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) studies on Ti-doped NaAlH{sub 4} revealed the reaction products of two heavily doped (33.3 at.%) samples that were solvent-mixed and mechanically-milled. This investigation revealed that nano-crystalline or amorphous Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} forms from the possible coordination of aluminum with oxygen atom of the furan ring system from added tetrahydrofuran (THF) in the solvent-mixed sample, and that TiAl{sub 3} forms in mechanically-milled samples. The present paper provides a more sophisticated NMR investigation of the these materials. On heavily doped (33.3 at.%) solvent-mixed samples, {sup 27}Al Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) NMR {sup 27}Al multiple quantum MAS (MQMAS) indicates the presence of an oxide layer of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} on the surfaces of potentially bulk nanocrystalline Ti, nanocrystalline TiAl{sub 3}, and/or metallic aluminum. The {sup 1}H MAS NMR data also indicate the possible coordination of aluminum with the oxygen atom in the THF. On heavily doped samples that were mechanically milled, {sup 27}Al MAS NMR and static NMR confirms the presence of TiAl{sub 3}. In addition, the {sup 1}H MAS NMR and {sup 1}H spin-lattice relaxation (T{sub 1}) measurements are consistent with the presence of TiH{sub 2}. These results are in agreement with recent XAFS measurements indicating both Al and H within the first few coordination shells of Ti in the doped alanate.

Herberg, J; Maxwell, R; Majzoub, E

2005-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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XRD and NMR investigation of Ti-compound formation in solution-doping of sodium aluminum hydrides: Solubility of Ti in NaAlH4 crystals grown in THF  

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Sodium aluminum hydrides have gained attention due to their high hydrogen weight percent (5.5% ideal) compared to interstitial hydrides, and as a model for hydrides with even higher hydrogen weight fraction. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the Ti-compounds that are formed under solution-doping techniques, such as wet doping in solvents such as tetrahydrofuran (THF). Compound formation in Ti-doped sodium aluminum hydrides is investigated using x-ray diffraction (XRD) and magic angle spinning (MAS) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). We present lattice parameter measurements of crushed single crystals, which were exposed to Ti during growth. Rietveld refinements indicate no lattice parameter change and thus no solubility for Ti in NaAlH{sub 4} by this method of exposure. In addition, x-ray diffraction data indicate that no Ti substitutes in NaH, the final decomposition product for the alanate. Reaction products of completely reacted (33.3 at. %-doped) samples that were solvent-mixed or mechanically milled are investigated. Formation of TiAl{sub 3} is observed in mechanically milled materials, but not solution mixed samples, where bonding to THF likely stabilizes Ti-based nano-clusters. The Ti in these clusters is activated by mechanical milling.

Majzoub, E H; Herberg, J L; Stumpf, R; Spangler, S; Maxwell, R S

2004-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and temperature-dependent phase transitions of lead-free Bi[subscript 1/2]Na[subscript 1/2]TiO[subscript 3]?Bi[subscript 1/2]K[subscript 1/2]TiO[subscript 3]?K[subscript 0.5]Na[subscript 0.5]NbO[subscript 3] piezoceramics  

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Structure and phase transitions of (1-y)((1-x)Bi{sub 1/2}Na{sub 1/2}TiO{sub 3}-xBi{sub 1/2}K{sub 1/2}TiO{sub 3})-yK{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}NbO{sub 3} (x; y) piezoceramics (0.1 {le} x {le} 0.4; 0 {le} y {le} 0.05) were investigated by transmission electron microscopy, neutron diffraction, temperature-dependent x-ray diffraction, and Raman spectroscopy. The local crystallographic structure at room temperature (RT) does not change by adding K{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}NbO{sub 3} to Bi{sub 1/2}Na{sub 1/2}TiO{sub 3}-xBi{sub 1/2}K{sub 1/2}TiO{sub 3} for x = 0.2 and 0.4. The average crystal structure and microstructure on the other hand develop from mainly long-range polar order with ferroelectric domains to short-range order with polar nanoregions displaying a more pronounced relaxor character. The (0.1; 0) and (0.1; 0.02) compositions exhibit monoclinic Cc space group symmetry, which transform into Cc + P4bm at 185 and 130 C, respectively. This high temperature phase is stable at RT for the morphotropic phase boundary compositions of (0.1; 0.05) and all compositions with x = 0.2. For the compositions of (0.1; 0) and (0.1; 0.02), local structural changes on heating are evidenced by Raman; for all other compositions, changes in the long-range average crystal structure were observed.

Anton, Eva-Maria; Schmitt, Ljubomira Ana; Hinterstein, Manuel; Trodahl, Joe; Kowalski, Ben; Jo, Wook; Kleebe, Hans-Joachim; Rödel, Jürgen; Jones, Jacob L. (TU Darmstadt); (VUW); (Florida)

2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, characterization, and ion exchange properties of a sodium nonatitanate, Na4Ti9O20.xH2O  

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During the Cold War, the Hanford Weapons Site in Richland, Washington, produced weapons grade plutonium which first needed to be separated from the other products using the PUREX process (plutonium and uranium extraction). As a by product of this process, millions of cubic meters of highly acidic radioactive waste were produced which are now stored in million gallon tanks at the Hanford site. Over the years, some tanks have been known to leak and some are even in danger of exploding. Because of these problems, the waste needs to be removed from these tanks and given permanent, safe storage. The purpose of this research is to produce a more efficient ion exchanger to separate the highly radioactive isotopes (9oSr, 137 Cs and transuranics) from the large quantities of inert salts. The smaller volume of high level waste produced can then be vitrified in glass and stored, while the low level waste can be poured into less expensive cement and glass. In this work, different parameters of the synthesis of the sodium nonatitanate ion exchanger, Na4Ti9O2OoxH20, such as the Na and Ti reactants, the heating time, oven temperature, Na:Ti mole ratio, and heating method, were altered and their effects on Sr2' ion exchange selectivity were examined. For example, the heating time was varied from I day to 2, 3, 7, and 30 days. Although the crystallinity remained the same from the I day to the 2 day sample, as the heating time further increased, the crystallinity improved. The most Sr selective material was the 2 day sample with a Kd (distribution coefficient) of 1.22x 106 MI/g in O.lM Na/ O.OOIM Sr solution. The Kd's steadily decreased as the sample crystallinity increased with a maximum Kd of only 1.6OxlO5 in O.OIM Na/ O.OO I M Sr solution after a heating time of 30 days. However, in a simulated waste such as NCAW, the 2 day sample gave a Kd of only 1.44x 105 MI/g, while the I day sample gave a value of 2.50x 105 . This indicates that the nonatitanate synthesis needs to be uniquely designed to optimize Sr 2+ removal in each specific type of waste to be remediated.

Graziano, Gina Marie

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ti Plasmid  

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Ti Plasmid Ti Plasmid Name: Dixenia Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: What can you tell me about the Ti Plasmid? Replies: This plasmid is named for a plasmid found in a bacteria called Agrobacter tumefaciens. It causes "plant cancer" or what are known as galls. They are little tumors in which the bacteria can grow and live in the plant. Ti stands for tumor inducing. The bacterium gets into the plant through some kind of wound, ie. a scratch. It injects its plasmid into a plant cell and the plasmid inserts its DNA into the plant's DNA. Then the DNA directs the plant to make a hollow tumor where the bacteria can live. Scientists have taken advantage of this plant's ability to insert foreign DNA into a plant. They take the genes out of the plasmid that cause galls, and insert genes of interest, ie. genes for pest resistance and let the plasmid carry those genes into the plant. The plant will start making the product you want. You may have seen a picture of a tobacco plant glowing because firefly genes for glowing were inserted into the plant. They did this so they could know if the gene had made it into the plant. Once they are sure the gene they want has made it into the plant, they clone the plant cells. By the way, plant tissue culture is a procedure that is very common and has been done for years, this is not the same as cloning animals.

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O and Na abundance patterns in open clusters of the Galactic disk  

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Aims. A global O-Na abundance anti-correlation is observed in globular clusters, which is not present in the Galactic field population. Open clusters are thought to be chemically homogeneous internally. We aim to explore the O and Na abundance pattern among the open cluster population of the Galactic disk. Methods. We combine open cluster abundance ratios of O and Na from high-resolution spectroscopic studies in the literature and normalize them to a common solar scale. We compare the open cluster abundances against the globular clusters and disk field. Results. We find that the different environments show different abundance patterns. The open clusters do not show the O-Na anti-correlation at the extreme O-depletion / Na-enhancement as observed in globular clusters. Furthermore, the high Na abundances in open clusters do not match the disk field stars. If real, it may be suggesting that the dissolution of present-day open clusters is not a significant contribution to building the Galactic disk. Large-scale h...

De Silva, G M; Lattanzio, J; Asplund, M; 10.1051/0004-6361/200912279

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comportamento eletroquímico do Ti Grau 2 e da liga Ti6A14V em tampões citrato e tampões MCLL Vaine contendo haletos.  

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??Estudou-se o comportamento eletroquímico do Ti grau 2 e da liga Ti6Al4V em tampões citrato e tampões Mcll Vaine, na presença de haletos, em uma… (more)

Anelise Marlene Schmidt

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Organized Amorphous TiO2 Nanotube Arrays on Porous Ti Foam for Rechargeable Lithium and Sodium Ion Batteries  

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Self-organized amorphous TiO2 nanotube arrays (NTAs) were successfully fabricated on both Ti foil and porous Ti foam through electrochemical anodization techniques. The starting Ti foams were fabricated using ARCAM s Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology. The TiO2 NTAs on Ti foam were used as anodes in lithium ion batteries; they exhibited high capacities of 103 Ahcm-2 at 10 Acm-2 and 83 Ahcm-2 at 500 Acm-2, which are two to three times higher than those achieved on the standard Ti foil, which is around 40 Ahcm-2 at 10 Acm-2 and 24 Ahcm-2 at 500 Acm-2, respectively. This improvement is mainly attributed to higher surface area of the Ti foam and higher porosity of the nanotube arrays layer grown on the Ti foam. In addition, a Na-ion half-cell composed of these NTAs anodes and Na metal showed a self-improving specific capacity upon cycling at 10 Acm-2. These results indicate that TiO2 NTAs grown on Ti porous foam are promising electrodes for Li-ion or Na-ion rechargeable batteries.

Bi, Zhonghe [ORNL; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans [ORNL; Menchhofer, Paul A [ORNL; Dehoff, Ryan R [ORNL; Bridges, Craig A [ORNL; Chi, Miaofang [ORNL; Guo, Bingkun [ORNL; Sun, Xiao-Guang [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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040 Preparation of NaBiTiO 3  

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129 Minimization of Diametric Tolerance of U3O8-added UO2 Annular Pellet .... 220 Microwave Processing of Polymer Coatings on Instrument-Grade Wood.

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Electrochemical and structural characterization of titanium-substituted manganese oxides based on Na0.44MnO2  

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by heating them in a molten salt- mixture of 68-mol% LiNOtakes place during the molten salt exchange. Because the850° C. c) prepared by molten salt exchange of Na x Ti y Mn

Doeff, Marca M.; Richardson, Thomas J.; Hwang, Kwang-Taek

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transfer of TiN/Ti/Ag metallization research  

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A simple technology for manufacturing extremely stable silicon solar cells is described. The process uses a sputtering technique to reactively deposit high quality TiN films to be used as diffusion barrier layers in metallization systems. The deposition parameters have been optimized to yield films with low-stress and with resistivities as low as 50..mu.. ohm-cm. The TiN films act as an excellent metal diffusion barrier layer below the contact grid-lines, and also upon controlled oxidation as a good anti-reflection coating of TiO/sub 2/ in the active area of the solar cell. Such a unique and dual application of the TiN layer considerably simplifies the fabrication of the cells. Cells so prepared are found to be stable with no degradation in their electrical performance after heat treatments up to 600/sup 0/C for 15 minutes. The application of TiN films in obtaining stable ohmic contacts to GaAs has also been investigated. Ohmic contacts to p-type GaAs have been formed with GaAs/Pt(mG)/TiN/Ag system, which possess low contact resistivity stable up to 550/sup 0/C heat treatments.

Tandon, J.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct measurement of the $^{44}$Ti($\\alpha$,p) reaction of importance to supernovae, using reclaimed $^{44}$Ti  

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Direct measurement of the $^{44}$Ti($\\alpha$,p) reaction of importance to supernovae, using reclaimed $^{44}$Ti

CERN. Geneva; Lindroos, Mats; CERN. Geneva. ISOLDE and Neutron Time-of-Flight Experiments Committee; INTC

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HVOF Thermal Spray TiC/TiB2 Coatings of AUSC Boiler/Turbine ...  

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The paper presents the research endeavors to synthesize TiC and TiB2 coatings on existing boiler materials for applications at high temperatures (500 -750 oC) ...

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Pure rotational spectra of TiO and TiO_2 in VY Canis Majoris  

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We report the first detection of pure rotational transitions of TiO and TiO_2 at (sub-)millimeter wavelengths towards the red supergiant VY CMa. A rotational temperature, T_rot, of about 250 K was derived for TiO_2. Although T_rot was not well constrained for TiO, it is likely somewhat higher than that of TiO_2. The detection of the Ti oxides confirms that they are formed in the circumstellar envelopes of cool oxygen-rich stars and may be the "seeds" of inorganic-dust formation, but alternative explanations for our observation of TiO and TiO_2 in the cooler regions of the envelope cannot be ruled out at this time. The observations suggest that a significant fraction of the oxides is not converted to dust, but instead remains in the gas phase throughout the outflow.

Kaminski, T; Menten, K M; Patel, N A; Young, K H; Brunken, S; Muller, H S P; McCarthy, M C; Winters, J M; Decin, L

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gamma TiAl Alloys 2014  

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Jul 15, 2013... for selective laser melting – from single track to fully dense specimens ... Rolling and Grinding of Thin Sheets of Beta-Solidified Gamma TiAl ...

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Synthesis and characterization of nano-structured TiB{sub 2} processed by milling assisted SHS route  

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TiB{sub 2} was synthesized via milling assisted self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) route using TiO{sub 2}, H{sub 3}BO{sub 3} and Mg powders as starting materials. The milling products were compacted and subjected to a hot filament on their top to initiate SHS. Effects of the milling time and addition of NaCl as a process diluent on the phase composition and morphology of the products were investigated. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated the formation of nano-crystalline TiB{sub 2} with mean crystallite size of 31 nm after acid leaching process at room temperature. Addition of 2 mol of NaCl in the same sample decreases the mean crystallite size to 27 nm. SEM and TEM micrographs showed that the mean particle size of TiB{sub 2} decreased from 200 nm in the un-milled sample to about 50 nm in the 5-hour mechanically activated (MA) sample. - Graphical abstract: High purity nano particles of TiB{sub 2} were achieved after complete elimination of undesirable phases by acid leaching of MA-SHS product at ambient temperature. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Nano-structured pure TiB{sub 2} was synthesized by MA-SHS route. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The mean particle size of TiB{sub 2} phase was 50 nm. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Impurities were eliminated by leaching of the products at ambient temperature.

Nozari, A.; Ataie, A., E-mail: aataie@ut.ac.ir; Heshmati-Manesh, S.

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Continuous Process to Produce Ti via ...  

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Presentation Title, Development of a Continuous Process to Produce Ti via Metallothermic Reduction of TiCl4 in Molten Salt. Author(s), David Steyn van Vuuren, ...

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Fabrication of High Strength Pure Ti Matrix Composite Reinforced ...  

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Carbon black particles were added for the in situ formation of TiC dispersoids during the SPS process. Sponge and fine Ti powders were coated with carbon ...

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TiC x N 1-x Eutectic Composite Prepared by  

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Presentation Title, Microstructure and Mechanical Property of TiB2-TiCxN1-x ... TiB2, TiC and TiN powders in N2 atmosphere at 60  ...

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Optimization of Ti addition in Fe for Fe-Ti-N thin films  

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In this work we studied the magnetic and structural properties of Fe{sub 1-x}Ti{sub x}(x=0, 0.02, 0.05, 0.07) thin films prepared with dc-magnetron sputtering. It was found that the inter-atomic spacing increases as the amount of Ti is increased indicating that Ti is getting dissolved substitutionally in Fe lattice. We found that the addition of 5% Ti is best suited for its usage in Fe-Ti-N alloys.

Tayal, Akhil; Gupta, Mukul; Gupta, Ajay; Stahn, Jochen; Horisberger, M. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore, 452001 (India); Laboratory for Neutron Scattering, Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen PSI (Switzerland); Laboratory for Developments and Methods, Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen PSI (Switzerland)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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AOCS Official Method Ti 1a-64  

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Spectrophotometric Determination of Conjugated Dienoic Acid AOCS Official Method Ti 1a-64 Methods and Analyses Methods Downloads Methods Downloads Official Method BE2786ABB98768E1DCF0ACFD1AE2520C MC-TI1A64 16847

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

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

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

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Low Cost TiOLow Cost TiO22 NanoparticlesNanoparticles  

uniform TiO2 nanoparticles show great potential in numerous markets, including lighting, signage, automotive and solar energy for their excellent

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Synthesis of Ti/TiC Composites by Mechanical Milling Followed by ...  

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carbon nanotubes were subjected to high energy ball milling followed by spark plasma sintering (SPS) to synthesize Ti composite reinforced with in-situ formed ...

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Hydrothermal Growth of the TiO2 Nanowire Array on Ti Plates for the ...  

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Applications of the aligned TiO2 nanowire array were studied in both the photoanalytic mineralization of acetone, benzene and dye molecules in water and the ...

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Continuous production of granular or powder Ti, Zr and Hf or their alloy products  

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A continuous process for producing a granular metal selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr or Hf under conditions that provide orderly growth of the metal free of halide inclusions comprising: a) dissolving a reducing metal selected from the group consisting of Na, Mg, Li or K in their respective halide salts to produce a reducing molten salt stream; b) preparing a second molten salt stream containing the halide salt of Ti, Zr or Hf; c) mixing and reacting the two molten streams of steps a) and b) in a continuous stirred tank reactor; d) wherein steps a) through c) are conducted at a temperature range of from about 800.degree. C. to about 1100.degree. C. so that a weight percent of equilibrium solubility of the reducing metal in its respective halide salt varies from about 1.6 weight percent at about 900.degree. C. to about 14.4 weight percent at about 1062.degree. C.; and wherein a range of concentration of the halide salt of Ti, Zn or Hf in molten halides of Na, Mg, Li or K is from about 1 to about 5 times the concentration of Na, Mg, Li or K; e) placing the reacted molten stream from step c) in a solid-liquid separator to recover an impure granular metal product by decantation, centrifugation, or filtration; and f) removing residual halide salt impurity by vacuum evaporator or inert gas sweep at temperatures from about 850.degree. C. to 1000.degree. C. or cooling the impure granular metal product to ambient temperature and water leaching off the residual metal halide salt.

White, Jack C. (Albany, OR); Oden, Laurance L. (Albany, OR)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical and structural characterization of titanium-substituted manganese oxides based on Na0.44MnO2  

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A series of titanium-substituted manganese oxides, Li{sub x}Ti{sub y}Mn{sub 1-y}O{sub 2} (y = 0.11, 0.22, 0.33, 0.44, and 0.55) with the Na{sub 0.44}MnO{sub 2} structure were prepared from Na{sub x}Ti{sub y}Mn{sub 1-y}O{sub 2} (x {approx} 0.44) precursors. The electrochemical characteristics of these compounds, which retain the unique double-tunnel structure during ion exchange, were examined in lithium/polymer electrolyte cells operating at 85 C. All of the substituted cathode materials intercalated lithium reversibly, with Li{sub x}Ti{sub 0.22}Mn{sub 0.78}O{sub 2} exhibiting the highest capacity in polymer cells, about 10-20% greater than that of unsubstituted Li{sub x}MnO{sub 2} made from Na{sub 0.44}MnO{sub 2}. In common with Li{sub x}MnO{sub 2}, the Ti-substituted materials exhibited good capacity retention over one hundred or more cycles, with some compositions exhibiting a fade rate of less than 0.03% per cycle.

Doeff, Marca M.; Richardson, Thomas J.; Hwang, Kwang-Taek

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TiSol | Open Energy Information  

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Electrorefining of Titanium from Bi-Ti Alloys in a NaCl-KCl Molten Salt  

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Cathodic Behavior of Silicon (?) in BaF2-CaF2 –SiO2 Melts ... Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy of Uranium Chloride in Molten LiCl-KCl Eutectic.

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Challenges for Na-ion Negative Electrodes  

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Na-ion batteries have been proposed as candidates for replacing Li-ion batteries. In this paper we examine the viability of Na-ion negative electrode materials based on Na alloys or hard carbons in terms of volumetric ...

Chevrier, V. L.

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NA-54 IPR Production | Department of Energy  

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NA-54 IPR Production NA-54 IPR Production NA-54 IPR Production More Documents & Publications Accelerating Clean-up at Savannah River DOE EIR FM.doc Project Annex for IPR...

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Measurement of the 44Ti(alpha,p)47V reaction cross section, of relevance to gamma-ray observation of core collapse supernovae, using reclaimed 44Ti.  

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Measurement of the 44Ti(alpha,p)47V reaction cross section, of relevance to gamma-ray observation of core collapse supernovae, using reclaimed 44Ti.

Murphy, AStJ; Ayranov, M; Bastin, B; Bemmerer, D; Bingham, R; Bunka, M; Butler, P; Catherall, R; Cocolios, TE; Davinson, T; Delahaye, P; Dorsival, A; Dressler, R; van Duppen, P; Fallis, J; Fox, S; Fulton, BR; Kowalska, M; Laird, A; Lotay, G; Saint Laurent, MG; Marin, A; Mendonca1, JT; de Oliveira, F; Roger, T; Ruiz, C; Sahin, L; Schumann, D; de Sereville1, N; Sorlin, O; Stora, T; Traykov, E; Voulot, D; Wang, C HT; Wenander, FJC; Woods, PJ

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kheshbn No. 8 - October 1956 - Journal  

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p« ,taayap yp*o"« ytaT«in«nnsa ya*n qn« ,iDita nypmyta. nynisn ire onnp nswn /ream nnsa* ,o>na aman — ,iiga p28 ,.ng

1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ir Zuns Bar-Mitsve/ Her Son’s Bar-Mitzvah  

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Ö'Ö oisyys o^na pnx yrx .o^oio •p^a pmownyi x oy ? oo ny oyly^mav» iyp ly px tt>i&8 ^wn in oio oy 0811 >vw yp wrr .01 8

Samson Apter, Shimshen Apter/

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results from NA61/SHINE  

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In this paper we summarize recent results from NA61/SHINE relevant for heavy ion physics, neutrino oscillations and the interpretation of air showers induced by ultra-high energy cosmic rays.

Unger, M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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N NE EX XT T G GE EN NE ER RA AT TI IO ON N S SA AF FE EG  

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NE NE EX XT T G GE EN NE ER RA AT TI IO ON N S SA AF FE EG GU UA AR RD DS S I IN NI IT TI IA AT TI IV VE E ( (N NG GS SI I) ) O OP PP PO OR RT TU UN NI IT TI IE ES S F FO OR R S ST TU UD DE EN NT TS S A AN ND D Y YO OU UN NG G P PR RO OF FE ES SS SI IO ON NA AL LS S I IN NT TE ER RE ES ST TE ED D I IN N S SA AF FE EG GU UA AR RD DS S/ /N NO ON NP PR RO OL LI IF FE ER RA AT TI IO ON N The Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI) was launched by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in FY 2008 to develop the policies, concepts, technologies, expertise, and infrastructure necessary to strengthen and sustain the international safeguards system as it evolves to meet new challenges over the next 25 years. NGSI's Human Capital Development subprogram 1 aims to revitalize and expand the international safeguards human capital base in the United States by attracting, educating, training, and retaining

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A Review Corrosion of TI Grade 7 and Other TI Alloys in Nuclear Waste Repository Environments  

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Titanium alloy degradation modes are reviewed in relation to their performance in repository environments. General corrosion, localized corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen induced cracking, microbially influenced corrosion, and radiation-assisted corrosion of Ti alloys are considered. With respect to the Ti Grade 7 drip shields selected for emplacement in the repository at Yucca Mountain, general corrosion, hydrogen induced cracking, and radiation-assisted corrosion will not lead to failure within the 10,000 year regulatory period; stress corrosion cracking (in the absence of disruptive events) is of no consequence to barrier performance; and localized corrosion and microbially influenced corrosion are not expected to occur. To facilitate the discussion, Ti Grades 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, and 24 are included in this review.

F. Hua; K. Mon; P. Pasupathi; G. Gordon

2004-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved container electrode coatings for Na/S battery systems. Final report  

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Current sodium sulfur (Na/S) battery systems utilize the fast ion conducting properties of sodium beta{double_prime}-alumina electrolyte (BASE) to create high energy density sodium-sulfur electrochemical cells which can be used as components of secondary batteries. Since the days when these cells were invented at the Ford Motor Company Scientific Laboratory by J.T. Kummer and N. Weber, problems with container electrode corrosion have troubled the Na/S systems that have been developed in the many laboratories. In an unpublished investigation carried out at the Ford Motor Company laboratory, it was shown that titanium nitride films sputter deposited onto aluminum substrates under the appropriate conditions can exhibit excellent resistance to corrosion by sodium polysulfide melts. In the work carried out here, the corrosion resistant properties of TiN coatings sputter deposited on Al substrates have been investigated. TiN sputter coated aluminum samples were tested under static conditions in sodium sulfide melts and in Na/S cells under the range of electrochemical conditions needed for battery operation. The sputter deposited coatings produced in these experiments exhibited satisfactory corrosion resistance in the static tests but degraded under full cell operation. Tests of TiN coatings deposited by reactive ion-plating (IP), a common commercial process, showed excellent corrosion and electrical performance in both static and complete cell testing. Charge/discharge testing of sulfur core cells with IP coatings for over 350 cycles to 70 % depth of discharge has shown only very minor changes in cell performance and the tests are continuing.

Hunt, T.K. [Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Applications Development Dept.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Competition and Phase Transformations in Binary Ti-Nb ...  

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Structural Competition and Phase Transformations in Binary Ti-Nb Alloys for Biomedical Applications · Structure and Fracture Resistance of Armored Fish Scales.

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Novel and NiTi-based Shape Memory Alloys  

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Mar 4, 2013 ... Phase Constitution, Mechanical and Shape Memory Properties of (Pt,Co)Ti Alloys: Hideki Hosoda1; Satoshi Tsutsumi1; Masaki Tahara1; ...

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Morphological Evaluation of Osteoblast-TiO2 Nanotube Interfaces  

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A Comparative Study of the Compressive Mechanical Properties of Young and ... of Ti-6Al-4V for Medical Applications after Surface Modification by Anodization.

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Stress Corrosion Cracking Threshold of Ti 6-4 Extrusions  

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Ti 6Al-4V extrusions with standard chemistry and extra low interstitial are evaluated for their stress corrosion cracking resistance. Also examined is the affect of ...

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Processing and Mechanical Properties of Ti foams - Programmaster ...  

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Presentation Title, Processing and Mechanical Properties of Ti foams. Author(s), Faming Zhang, Eileen Otterstein, Eberhard Burkel. On-Site Speaker (Planned) ...

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Electrical Conductance of Single TiO2 Nanotube Devices  

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As fabricated TiO2 nanotubes with different wall thicknesses were annealed either in ... carbon foam saturated with SiO2 aerogel for heat insulation purposes.

50

Emerging Robust Beta Gamma TiAl Alloys  

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Recently a new class of TiAl based alloy system, called beta gamma, that ... Phase-Field Simulation on Phase Transformation during Creep Deformation in Type ...

51

Atomic Layer Deposition of TiO2  

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Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was performed on TiO2-coated nanoporous alumina membranes using an S4700 microscope (Hitachi, Tokyo, Japan) with ...

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Low Cost TiO2 Nanoparticles - Energy Innovation Portal  

Solar Photovoltaic Advanced Materials Low Cost TiO2 Nanoparticles Sandia National Laboratories. Contact SNL About This Technology Publications: Market ...

53

Lessons Learned in Sputtering TiNi Thin Film  

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

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Synthesis of CdSe -- TiO2 Nanocomposites and Their Applications to TiO2 Sensitized Solar Cells  

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CdSe-TiO{sub 2} nanocomposites were synthesized via aminolysis of Ti-oleate complexes in the presence of CdSe nanocrystals, and their application as sensitizers for TiO{sub 2} solar cells was investigated. The formation of CdSe-TiO{sub 2} nanocomposites was confirmed using transmission electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. The emission spectrum of CdSe-TiO{sub 2} nanocomposites revealed photoinduced charge separation at the CdSe-TiO{sub 2} interface of the composite. The photocurrent-voltage properties of CdSe-TiO{sub 2}-sensitized TiO{sub 2} particle films compared favorably with those of CdSe-sensitized TiO{sub 2} films. Evidence was also found indicating that the TiO{sub 2} component of the composite protects CdSe against degradation during film annealing.

Kim, J. Y.; Choi, S. B.; Noh, J. H.; HunYoon, S.; Lee, S.; Noh, T. H.; Frank, A. J.; Hong, K. S.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ST/EL and ST/CV services for TI2 & TI8 LHC injection tunnels  

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This paper describes the ST/EL and ST/CV services for TI2 & TI8 LHC injection tunnels. The cooling and ventilation part describes the requirements for design and installation of more than 10 km of pipeline that is going to be laid down in the tunnels. Main operating parameters as well as manufacture procedures are explained. Preliminary work schedule with the cost estimate is also presented. Electrical power will be distributed from the LHC side and the SPS side for the machine and the general services. All power converters will be installed on surface buildings. The link between the main bend converters and the main bend magnets will be realised with water-cooled cables. Rest of the magnets will be cabled by using conventional copper and aluminium cables. Due to long lengths of the injection tunnels a dry 18kV transformer will be installed in TJ8 to serve the general services for TI8. The same will apply to TI2 by installing a transformer at the bottom of the PMI2 shaft.

Akhtar, S; CERN. Geneva. ST Division

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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O Ti-tE LOVE  

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' ItqQtJulRl' IICt' O Ti-tE LOVE ~t?Al. . . At2D Al.CLkTED IChTTEtt~ . ' . . . : . ' . i I . . . . .mr TttE HOt\' ORAULE~ STANLEY FItZl:; SFCAKER ' . : ,J WE\J i' ORti STATE ASSH' rtrLY l r . . isay 29,.1980 Consultant to the Kew York ' , .' .I, " ..' . ,"' ! -. . . : . . . I.. . . . . ~. ,:- 9.. :. .' , * Ill . ,.. , ,i / All . ' %: : . : . . -. ;:. * :... . _ -. .' . . . I . ' J n' f armed. ?%c firtdingo and backup documentatiin embodied in thi preliminafy report compel the Task Yorao to call trprm ym; thr: . . I SpcnXer, to cwthorim crnd ompowcr the Assemly Sta?ding,CozmiCte I ' . : ,. . ..: .I' .,' :. .~.. ,:. :,-"'. ; ..d ::. . . .~~ ' .,' .' . : ' , ' ..,, -. . -. . . : : ? :. . . . .; *. . 1 ,.' .i. . . : \. .- :. " ' . . . c. : . I ! .'

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

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

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

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deliquescence of NaCl-NaNO3 and KNO3-NaNO3 Salt Mixtures at 90C  

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We conducted reversed deliquescence experiments in saturated NaCl-NaNO3-H2O and KNO{sub 3}-NaNO{sub 3}-H{sub 2}O systems at 90 C to determine relative humidity and solution composition. NaCl, NaNO{sub 3}, and KNO{sub 3} represent members of dust salt assemblages that are likely to deliquesce and form concentrated brines on high-level radioactive waste package surfaces in a repository environment at Yucca Mountain, NV, USA. Model predictions agree with experimental results for the NaCl-NaNO{sub 3}-H{sub 2}O system, but underestimate relative humidity by as much as 8% and solution composition by as much as 50% in the KNO{sub 3}-NaNO{sub 3}-H{sub 2}O system.

Carroll, S; Craig, L; Wolery, T

2003-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

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New Improved Equations For Na-K, Na-Li And Sio2 Geothermometers...  

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Improved Equations For Na-K, Na-Li And Sio2 Geothermometers By Outlier Detection And Rejection Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: New...

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The Dow Chemical Company - NA System House ...  

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The Dow Chemical Company - NA System House - Wilmington. NVLAP Lab Code: 100210-0. Address and Contact Information: ...

2013-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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071- Phase Transitions in (Na0.5Bi0.5)TiO3-BaTiO3 Single Crystal  

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086- Improvement in Gas Tightness of YSZ Coatings Produced by Atmospheric Plasma ... 145- The Synergy of XRD and XRF in a Shale and Slate Analysis.

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Nature of Transactions (TI) Code | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Nature of Transactions (TI) Code | National Nuclear Security Administration Nature of Transactions (TI) Code | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Nature of Transactions (TI) Code Home > About Us > Our Programs > Nuclear Security > Nuclear Materials Management & Safeguards System > NMMSS Information, Reports & Forms > Code Tables > Nature of Transactions (TI) Code

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Explosive joints in Nb--Ti/Cu composite superconductors  

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Explosive welding techniques have been applied to the joining of a Nb-Ti/ Cu composite conductor. Details of the process are given together with mechanical and electrical evaluations of the resulting joints. (auth)

Cornish, D.N.; Zbasnik, J.P.; Pattee, H.E.

1975-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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J-26: Nanocomposite Photocatalysts Containing TiO2 for ...  

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... viruses, fungi and algae. The main drawbacks of the low quantum yields and the lack of visible-light utilization hinder the practical applications of TiO2. Hence  ...

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TiO2: Fundamentals, Applications, and Perspectives  

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TiO2: Fundamentals, Applications, and Perspectives Speaker(s): Werner Hofer Date: November 18, 2011 (All day) Location: 90-3122 Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Robert Kostecki I...

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Composite Ti-6Al-4V + Hydroxyapatite Biomedical Implant Materials ...  

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Together the augmented diffusion mode and accelerated application of thermal energy allow co-sintering of Ti-6Al-4V + HA below 1000°C to be realized, thus ...

67

080- Carbon Modified (CM)-n-TiO  

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An undoped reference n-TiO2 sample was also synthesized in an electric oven for .... 131- Metastable ?-FeNi Particles for Self-Limited RF Heating.

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Effects of Ti Content on Cavitation Resistance of Austenitic Stainless ...  

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D8: Study of Rack and Chord Assembly Formability for Jack-up Platforms ... Zone of Zr-Ti Microalloyed High-strength High-toughness Offshore Structural Steels.

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Properties of dc magnetron reactively sputtered TiN  

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Titanium nitride is of interest for IC fabrication because of its excellent performance as a metallic diffusion barrier. TiN films have been deposited in a batch sputtering system equipped with dc magnetron cathodes

Jim Stimmell

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of Nanostructured TiO2 /Carbon Nanotube Heterojunction ...  

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Microstructural Evolution of SnS Thin Films Grown by Electrodeposition · Morphology Engineering of 1D, 2D and 3D TiO2 Nanostructures and Their Application ...

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3DXRD Characterization of GNDs and Deformation Twins in ?-Ti  

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... ?-Ti using the 3DXRD station 34-ID-E at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. ... Research at APS 34-ID-E, partly funded by BES/ DOE.

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Superhydrophilic TiO2 surface without photocatalytic activation  

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Superhydrophilic TiO2 surface without photocatalytic activation Superhydrophilic TiO2 surface without photocatalytic activation Title Superhydrophilic TiO2 surface without photocatalytic activation Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2010 Authors Zormpa, Vasileia, Xiaobo Chen, and Samuel S. Mao Journal Applied Physics Letter Volume 96 Issue 9 Date Published 12/2009 Abstract Since the discovery of extreme surface wetting phenomenon induced by ultraviolet photocatalysis, TiO2 has become the material of choice for environmental friendly applications such as self-cleaning coatings. Nevertheless, it remains a significant challenge to realize surfaces exhibiting persistent superhydrophilicity but without the need of external stimuli. We report a bioinspired TiO2 nanostructure that shows extreme superhydrophilicity without the need of light activation, and with stability against successive wetting-dewetting cycles. This ultimate TiO2 wetting surface exhibits high transmittance from near ultraviolet to the infrared, thus enabling practical antifogging technologies where transparency is critical.

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Native SrTiO3 (001) surface layer from resonant Ti L2,3 reflectance spectroscopy  

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We quantitatively model resonant Ti L2,3 reflectivity Rs,p(q, hn) from several SrTiO3 (001) single crystals having different initial surface preparations and stored in ambient conditions before and between measurements. All samples exhibit unexpected 300 K Rs(hn) - Rp(hn) anisotropy corresponding to weak linear dichroism and tetragonal distortion of the TiO6 octahedra indicating a surface layer with properties different from cubic SrTiO3. Oscillations in Rs(q) confirm a ubiquitous surface layer 2-3 nm thick that evolves over a range of time scales. Resonant optical constant spectra derived from Rs,p(hn) assuming a uniform sample are refined using a single surface layer to fit measured Rs(q). Differences in surface layer and bulk optical properties indicate that the surface is significantly depleted in Sr and enriched in Ti and O. While consistent with the tendency of SrTiO3 surfaces toward non-stoichiometry, this layer does not conform simply to existing models for the near surface region and apparently forms via room temperature surface reactions with the ambient. This new quantitative spectral modeling approach is generally applicable and has potential to study near-surface properties of a variety of systems with unique chemical and electronic sensitivities.

Valvidares, Manuel; Huijben, Mark; Yu, Pu; Ramesh, Ramamoorthy; Kortright, Jeffrey

2010-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Aquecimento Global e Mudança Climática na Amazônia:  

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73 a 292. 1 Aquecimento Global e Mudana Climtica na Amaznia: Retroalimentao Clima-Vegetao e Impactos nos Recursos Hdricos Jos Marengo, 1 Carlos A. Nobre, 1...

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2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - NNSA NA-00 and NA-10  

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Last printed 1/24/2013 10:50:00 AM Page 1 of 12 Last printed 1/24/2013 10:50:00 AM Page 1 of 12 Part 1. NA-00/NA-10/NA-15 Input Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report As of December 31, 2012 Reporting Offices: NNSA NA-10 HQ (including NA-15 inputs) and NA-00 (while transitioning to new organizational structure) Section One: Current Mission(s) of the Organization and Potential Changes NNSA Mission: To strengthen United States security through the military application of nuclear energy. NNSA Vision: To be an integrated nuclear security enterprise operating an efficient and agile nuclear weapons complex, recognized as preeminent in technical leadership and program management. Organizational Changes: NNSA is in the final phase of another re-organization that will split NA- 10 and establish an independent office, NA-00, to oversee the NNSA sites and other non-weapons-

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New Improved Equations For Na-K, Na-Li And Sio2 Geothermometers By Outlier  

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Improved Equations For Na-K, Na-Li And Sio2 Geothermometers By Outlier Improved Equations For Na-K, Na-Li And Sio2 Geothermometers By Outlier Detection And Rejection Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: New Improved Equations For Na-K, Na-Li And Sio2 Geothermometers By Outlier Detection And Rejection Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: We present new improved equations for three still widely used Na/K, Na/Li and SiO2 geothermometers (obtained by statistical treatment of the data and application of outlier detection and rejection as well as theory of error propagation) and compare them with those by Fournier and others. New equations are also developed for estimating errors associated with the use of these new geothermometric equations and comparing them with the performance of the original equations. The errors in the use of the new

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BaTiO? based materials for piezoelectric and electro-optic applications  

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Ferroelectric materials are key to many modem technologies, in particular piezoelectric actuators and electro-optic modulators. BaTiO? is one of the most extensively studied ferroelectric materials. The use of BaTiO? for ...

Avrahami, Ytshak, 1969-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ti3+ in the surface of titanium dioxide: generation, properties and photocatalytic application  

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Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is the most investigated crystalline oxide in the surface science of metal oxides. Its physical and chemical properties are dominantly determined by its surface condition. Ti3+ surface defect (TSD) is one ...

Liang-Bin Xiong; Jia-Lin Li; Bo Yang; Ying Yu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Friction Stir Processing of Ti-6Al-4V for Grain Size Reduction in ...  

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In Ti alloys, such as Ti-6Al-4V, fusion welding results in coarse-grained microstructure ... Friction Stir Spot Welding of Magnesium to Aluminum Alloys with a Cold ...

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Molecular beam epitaxy of SrTiO3 with a growth window  

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Estimated MBE growth window for SrTiO 3 in conventional MBEregion shows the growth window for stoichiometric films with4 (color online): Growth window for stoichiometric SrTiO 3

Stemmer, Susanne

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compton Profile Study of Intermetallic Ti{sub 3}Al  

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The Compton scattering measurement on intermetallic alloy Ti{sub 3}Al is reported in this work. The measurement is made using 59.54 keV gamma-rays from Am{sup 241} source. Theoretical calculation of Compton profile is also performed employing CRYSTAL code within the framework of density functional theory to compare with the measurement. The theoretical profile of the alloy is also synthesized following the superposition model taking the published Compton profiles of elemental solids from the APW method. The experimental study of charge transfer in the alloys has also been done by performing the experimental Compton profile measurements on Ti and Al following the superposition model and charge transfer from Al to Ti is clearly seen on the alloy formation.

Vyas, V.; Sharma, G. [Department of Physics, Banasthali University, Banasthali-304022 (India); Mishra, M. C.; Sharma, B. K. [Department of Physics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302004 (India); Joshi, K. B. [Department of Physics, University College of Science, M.L.Sukhadia University, Udaipur-313 002 (India)

2011-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Topology of charge density and elastic properties of Ti3SiC2 polymorphs  

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1. Structure models of Ti 3 SiC 2 . ? and ? refer to the twothe Brillouin zone of Ti 3 SiC 2 . c 400 MPa a 400 MPa c 400and elastic properties of Ti 3 SiC 2 polymorphs R. Yu, X. F.

Yu, Rong; Zhang, Xiao Feng; He, Lian Long; Ye, Heng Qiang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

High strength, light weight Ti-Y composites and method of making same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high strength, light weight in-situ'' Ti-Y composite is produced by deformation processing a cast body having Ti and Y phase components distributed therein. The composite comprises elongated, ribbon-shaped Ti and Y phase components aligned along an axis of the deformed body.

Verhoeven, J.D.; Ellis, T.W.; Russell, A.M.; Jones, L.L.

1993-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

84

Fabrication and thermoelectric properties of fine-grained TiNiSn compounds  

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

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

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

85

Impact of TiN post-treatment on metal insulator metal capacitor performances  

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When deposited by chemical vapor deposition (CVD), TiN layers must be post-treated with N"2/H"2 plasma. Metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors using CVD-TiN as electrodes and Al"2O"3 as insulator are studied from both electrical and physico-chemical ... Keywords: EELS analysis, Electrical characteristics, MIM capacitors, TiN post-treatment

A. Bajolet; J-P. Manceau; S. Bruyère; R. Clerc; M. Proust; N. Gaillard; J-C. Giraudin; P. Delpech; L. Montès; G. Ghibaudo

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

High strength, light weight Ti-Y composites and method of making same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high strength, light weight "in-situ" Ti-Y composite is produced by deformation processing a cast body having Ti and Y phase components distributed therein. The composite comprises elongated, ribbon-shaped Ti and Y phase components aligned along an axis of the deformed body.

Verhoeven, John D. (Ames, IA); Ellis, Timothy W. (Ames, IA); Russell, Alan M. (Ames, IA); Jones, Lawrence L. (Ames, IA)

1993-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

87

Thermo-mechanical Properties of Na2O-TiO2-SiO2 Glasses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ion Exchanged Mixed Glass Cullet Proppants for Stimulation of Oil and Natural Gas Bearing Shales · Modeling the Electrical Conductivity in Glass Melts.

88

Thermoelectric Property of Mesoporous TiO2 film  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High Thermal Energy Storage Density LiNO3-KNO3-NaNO2-KNO2 Quaternary Molten Salt System for Parabolic Trough Concentrating Solar Power Generation.

89

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102

Development of Low-Temperature Molten Na Batteries with ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Our novel battery system operates at temperatures near the melting point of Na metal, and employs a NaSICON ceramic primary electrolyte separator.

103

Transepithelial transport in cell culture: Stoichiometry of Na/phlorizin ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Membrane Biology. Transepithelial Transport in Cell Culture: Stoiehiometry of Na /Phlorizin Binding and Na/D-Glueose Cotransport. A Two-Step, Two-Sodium ...

104

Deliquescence of NaCl-NaNO3, KNO3-NaNO3, and NaCl-KNO3 Salt Mixtures From 90 to 120?C  

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We conducted reversed deliquescence experiments in saturated NaCl-NaNO{sub 3}-H{sub 2}O, KNO{sub 3}-NaNO{sub 3}-H{sub 2}O, and NaCl-KNO{sub 3}-H{sub 2}O systems from 90 to 120 C as a function of relative humidity and solution composition. NaCl, NaNO{sub 3}, and KNO{sub 3} represent members of dust salt assemblages that are likely to deliquesce and form concentrated brines on high-level radioactive waste package surfaces in a repository environment at Yucca Mountain, NV, USA. Discrepancy between model prediction and experimental code can be as high as 8% for relative humidity and 50% for dissolved ion concentration. The discrepancy is attributed primarily to the use of 25 C models for Cl-NO{sub 3} and K-NO{sub 3} ion interactions in the current Yucca Mountain Project high-temperature Pitzer model to describe the non-ideal behavior of these highly concentrated solutions.

Carroll, S A; Craig, L; Wolery, T J

2004-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

105

A theoretical investigation on photocatalytic oxidation on the TiO{sub 2} surface  

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The TiO{sub 2} photocatalytic oxidation mechanism was theoretically investigated by using long-range corrected time-dependent density functional theory (LC-TDDFT) with a cluster model of the anatase TiO{sub 2}(001) surface. We found that LC-TDDFT with the cluster model quantitatively reproduces the photoexcitations of the TiO{sub 2} surface by calculating the electronic spectra of a clean TiO{sub 2} surface and one with oxygen defects. We calculated the electronic spectra of a molecularly adsorbed TiO{sub 2} surface for the adsorptions of phenol, methanol, and methane molecules as typical organic molecules. We obtained the surprising result that the main peak of the phenol-adsorbed TiO{sub 2} surface, which overlaps with the main peak of the clean TiO{sub 2} surface, corresponds to charge transfers from the phenol molecule to the TiO{sub 2} surface. This indicates that the TiO{sub 2} photocatalytic oxidation proceeds through direct charge transfer excitation from the substrate molecules to the TiO{sub 2} surface. In contrast, we found slight and no charge transfer for methanol and methane adsorption, respectively, in agreement with the experimental findings for their reactivities. In light of these results, we propose a new mechanism for heterogeneous TiO{sub 2} photocatalytic oxidations.

Suzuki, Satoshi [Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Tsuneda, Takao; Hirao, Kimihiko [Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)

2012-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

106

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Na-ion Intercalation Electrodes for Na...  

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CAES Pumped Hydro Power Stationary 1 kW 100 kW 10 MW 1 GW 10 kW 1 MW 100 MW Li Ion Battery NaS, Na metal halide Vehicle Energy Density and Cost Lifetime and Capital Cost PHEV...

107

Growth and Properties of (001)-oriented Pb(Zr?.??Ti?.??)O?/LaNiO? Films on Si(001) Substrates with TiN Buffer Layers  

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Pulsed laser deposition has been used to grow Pb(Zr?.??Ti?.??)O? (PZT)/LaNiO? (LNO) heterostructures with restricted crystallographic orientations on bare Si(001) and SiO?-coated Si(001) substrates, using TiN buffer layers. ...

Zhu, Tie-Jun

108

Anodic dissolution characteristics and electrochemical migration lifetimes of Sn solder in NaCl and Na2SO4 solutions  

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In situ water drop tests and anodic polarization tests of pure Sn solder were carried out in deaerated 0.001% NaCl and Na"2SO"4 solutions to determine the correlation between anodic dissolution characteristics and the electrochemical migration lifetime. ... Keywords: Anodic dissolution, Electrochemical migration, Life time, Na2SO4, NaCl, Sn solder

Ja-Young Jung; Shin-Bok Lee; Young-Chang Joo; Ho-Young Lee; Young-Bae Park

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Current Status of Ti PM: Progress, Opportunities and Challenges  

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Utilization of titanium components made by powder metallurgy methods has had limited acceptance largely due to the high cost of titanium (Ti) powder. There has been renewed interest in lower cost powder and several Ti reduction methods that produce a particulate product show promise. This talk summarizes work done at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to consolidate these lower cost powders into mill products. Press and sinter consolidation, hot isostatic pressing (HIP) and direct roll consolidation to make sheet have been explored. The characteristics of the consolidated products will be described as a function of the consolidation parameters. Research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Industrial Technologies Program, under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 with UT-Battelle, LLC.

Peter, William H [ORNL; Chen, Wei [ORNL; Yamamoto, Yukinori [ORNL; Dehoff, Ryan R [ORNL; Muth, Thomas R [ORNL; Nunn, Stephen D [ORNL; Kiggans, Jim [ORNL; Clark, Michael B [ORNL; Sabau, Adrian S [ORNL; Gorti, Sarma B [ORNL; Blue, Craig A [ORNL; Williams, James C [Ohio State University

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

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

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

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

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

111

Ultrafast X-ray and 2-dimensional UV Spectroscopy of TiO2 ...  

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Presentation Title, Ultrafast X-ray and 2-dimensional UV Spectroscopy of TiO2 Nanoparticles. Author(s), Majed Chergui. On-Site Speaker (Planned), Majed ...

112

Microscopic Study on the Interface Reaction between Ti and Al-Zn ...  

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Presentation Title, Microscopic Study on the Interface Reaction between Ti and Al -Zn Alloy during Ultra-Fast Heat Treatment. Author(s), Yue Zhao, David Nolan, ...

113

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

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

114

Preparing SiC-TiB2 Composite via Liquid Phase Sintering  

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Some research works showed that the composites of SiC-TiB2 had better mechanical properties than monolithic ceramic. In this study, Silicon carbide – titanium ...

115

Nano-laminated Ti3Al Porous Structure Produced by Hot Forging ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Extending Bulk CALPHAD Methods to Interfaces and Nanomaterials to Help ... Ti3Al Porous Structure Produced by Hot Forging and Selective Dissolution.

116

(Ti,Mg)N Thin Film Coatings Produced Via Physical Vapor Deposition  

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Magnesium (Mg) doped TiN was prepared via physical vapor deposition to ... Axial Compression of a Hollow Cylinder Filled with a Foam: A Porcupine Quill ...

117

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

118

Cyclability Study of Si/TiN/C Composite Anode with High Rate ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Cyclability Study of Si/TiN/C Composite Anode with High Rate Capability for Lithium-Ion Batteries. Author(s), Jiguo Tu, Shuqiang Jiao, ...

119

Wettability of Liquid Aluminum on Carbon/Graphite/TiB2 Composite ...  

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Presentation Title, Wettability of Liquid Aluminum on Carbon/Graphite/TiB2 ... The Applicability of Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Primary Aluminium ...

120

Aqueous Corrosion Study of Melt-Spun NdFeB Ribbons with TiC ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Results showed that TiC additions improve corrosion resistance as indicated by lower corrosion rates (icorr) and more noble corrosion potentials. Results also ...

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Effect of Aging on Mechanical Properties of Ti-Mo-Al Biomedical ...  

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For the case of Ti-Ni, cold work and aging at intermediate temperatures are utilized to improve shape memory effect through hardening. Therefore, in this work, ...

122

TiO2 Nanowire Solar Cells with Enhanced Energy Harvesting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, TiO2 Nanowire Solar Cells with Enhanced Energy Harvesting. Author(s), Anming Hu, John Wen, Y. Zhou. On-Site Speaker (Planned), Anming ...

123

Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of TiO2 Nanorod Films for Dye ...  

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Abstract Scope, One of limitations of conventional dye sensitized solar cells ( DSSC) is the use of TiO2 ... Radio Frequency Lamination for Photovoltaic Panels.

124

Evaluation of Long-term Corrosion Behavior of ?-type Ti Alloy in ...  

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The corrosion rate of Ti-Nb-Ta determined by EIS kept decreasing over a period .... to Enhance Thermal Energy Storage Capacity for Concentrated Solar Power ...

125

G2: Antibacterial Ceramic Fabricated by the Ti-bearing Blast ...  

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On-Site Speaker (Planned), Ang Tian. Abstract Scope, The comprehensive utilization of Ti-bearing blast furnace slag was a technological problem that was ...

126

Detonation Spraying of TiO2-Ag: Controlling the Phase Composition ...  

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Presentation Title, Detonation Spraying of TiO2-Ag: Controlling the Phase Composition and Microstructure ... Using Ice to Make Nature Inspired Hybrid Materials.

127

Mechanochemical Behavior of BaNd 2 Ti 4 O 12 Powder in Ball ...  

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When ball milling BaNd2Ti4O12, a high slurry viscosity reduces the capability of the grinding media to shear, and ...

128

Molecular beam epitaxy of SrTiO3 with a growth window  

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Materials Fundamentals of Molecular Beam Epitaxy (AcademicMolecular beam epitaxy of SrTiO 3 with a growth windowgrowth window in conventional molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)

Stemmer, Susanne

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

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

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

130

Effect of TiO2 on the Conduction Heat Transfer of Mold Flux  

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Symposium, 2nd International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing. Presentation Title, Effect of TiO2 on the Conduction Heat Transfer of

131

Titanium Beryllide (TiBe 12 ) for Fusion Reactors - Programmaster.org  

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Presentation Title, Titanium Beryllide (TiBe12) for Fusion Reactors. Author(s), Edgar E. Vidal, Christopher K. Dorn. On-Site Speaker (Planned), Edgar E. Vidal.

132

the effect of nb, ti, al on precipitation and strengthening behavior of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

high temperature industries. However, the ceiling temperature for Alloy 718 is 650 because of. ? the instability of main strengthening phase ??-Ni3(Nb,Ti,Al).

133

Study on Heteropolyacids/Ti/Zr Mixed in the Inorganic Composites ...  

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Symposium, Energy Conversion/Fuel Cells. Presentation Title, Study on Heteropolyacids/Ti/Zr Mixed in the Inorganic Composites for Fuel Cell Electrolytes.

134

Aligned TiO2 Nanotubes as Long Durability Anodes for Lithium-Ion ...  

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Aligned TiO2 Nanotubes as Long Durability Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries · Aniline Coated Carbon Cryogel with Improved Cyclic Stability for Supercapacitor  ...

135

Fabrication of Engineered TiNi Matrix Composites with Near-Zero ...  

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Functional Composites: Fluorescent Carbon Nanotubes in Silica Aerogel ... Novel Metallo-Organic Derived Ti-Si-Cr-C-N Nanocomposite Coatings: Part II ...

136

Laser Deposited In Situ TiC Reinforced Nickel Matrix Composites  

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Abstract Scope, A new class of Ni-Ti-C based metal matrix composites has been ... of Metal Matrix Composites via Spark Plasma Sintering for Nuclear Energy ...

137

The Study of Transformations in Titanium and Ti Alloys by Electrical ...  

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Presentation Title, The Study of Transformations in Titanium and Ti Alloys by Electrical Resistivity Measurement. Author(s), Petr Harcuba, Michal Hájek, Jana ...

138

Effects of Nano-TiC p on the Microstructures and Tensile Properties ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

However, the investigations on the addition of the nano particulates into conventional metal materials are still rare, especially the nano-TiCp into ...

139

Effects of the Ti/Al atomic ratio on the properties of gradient (Ti,Al)N films synthesized by ion beam assisted deposition  

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Gradient (Ti,Al)N films were prepared on high speed steel (HSS) and Si (111) wafers by using two Ar{sup +} beams to sputter a titanium target and an aluminum target separately, and a third N{sup +} beam to simultaneously bombard the growing film to assist deposition. The effects of the Ti/Al atomic ratio in the films on properties such as hardness, stress, and adhesion strength were investigated systematically. The results indicated that both the hardness and the adhesion of gradient (Ti,Al)N films to steel substrates exhibited {open_quotes}peak{close_quotes} type changes with an increase of the Ti/Al atomic ratio, and a maximum hardness of 3780thinspkgfthinspmm{sup {minus}2} was reached at a Ti/Al ratio of 5.35. The compressive stress of gradient (Ti,Al)N films increased with increasing Al content in the films. It was found that extreme hardness, high adhesion strength and low stress gradient (Ti,Al)N films can be synthesized on low temperature HSS steel by using the ion beam assisted deposition process.

He, X.; Shu, L.; Xie, Z.W. [Materials Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Relative x-ray backlighter intensity comparison of ti and ti/sc combination foils driven in double-sided and single-sided laser configuration  

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Use of multiple backlighter foils and/or double-sided laser interaction geometry with backlit imaging can result in improved backlighter efficiency. An experimental comparison of backlighter intensity for Ti foils and Ti/Sc combination foils in both the one-sided and double-sided laser-interaction configuration is presented. Spectrally-integrated framing camera images show intensity contributions of front and rear backlighter surfaces for both foil types. Analysis of time-resolved x-ray spectra collected from foil targets show the relative contribution of Ti and Sc 2-1 He-like resonance lines to the total backlighter intensity.

Bullock, A B; Landen, O L; Bradley, D K

2000-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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TiO2 Nanotubes Filled with NiFe2O4 Quantum Dots and Ni-Fe ...  

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The obtained TiO2NTs were filled with ... in the temperature range 25-850 °C. The modified TiO2NTs were also tested for ...

142

2011 Annual Planning Summary for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)  

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The ongoing and projected Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for 2011 and 2012 within Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20).

143

Grain Refinement in TiC-Ni3Al Composites  

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

Tiegs, T.N.

2001-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

144

Advanced Intermediate-Temperature Na-S Battery  

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In this study, we reported an intermediate-temperature (~150°C) sodium-sulfur (Na-S) battery. With a reduced operating temperature, this novel battery can potentially reduce the cost and safety issues associated with the conventional high-temperature (300~350°C) Na-S battery. A dense ?"-Al2O3 solid membrane and tetraglyme were utilized as the electrolyte separator and catholyte solvent in this battery. Solubility tests indicated that cathode mixture of Na2S4 and S exhibited extremely high solubility in tetraglyme (e.g., > 4.1 M for Na2S4 + 4 S). CV scans of Na2S4 in tetraglyme revealed two pairs of redox couples with peaks at around 2.22 and 1.75 V, corresponding to the redox reactions of polysulfide species. The discharge/charge profiles of the Na-S battery showed a slope region and a plateau, indicating multiple steps and cell reactions. In-situ Raman measurements during battery operation suggested that polysulfide species were formed in the sequence of Na2S5 + S ? Na2S5 + Na2S4? Na2S4 + Na2S2 during discharge and in a reverse order during charge. This battery showed dramatic improvement in rate capacity and cycling stability over room-temperature Na-S batteries, which makes it attractive for renewable energy integration and other grid related applications.

Lu, Xiaochuan; Kirby, Brent W.; Xu, Wu; Li, Guosheng; Kim, Jin Yong; Lemmon, John P.; Sprenkle, Vincent L.; Yang, Zhenguo (Gary)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Exploration of artificial neural network to predict morphology of TiO2 nanotube  

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Artificial neural network (ANN) was developed to predict the morphology of TiO"2 nanotube prepared by anodization. The collected experimental data was simplified in an innovative approach and used as training and validation data, and the morphology of ... Keywords: Anodization, Artificial neural network, Morphology, Prediction, TiO2 nanotube

Hongyi Zhang; Jianling Zhao; Yuying Jia; Xuewen Xu; Cencun Tang; Yangxian Li

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Highly ordered TiO2 macropore arrays as transparent photocatalysts  

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Highly ordered transparent TiO2 macropore arrays were synthesized via a simple glass-clamping method at room temperature. The as-synthesized TiO2 macropore arrays show high transmittance in the visible light region and can be used ...

Yuan Dong; Junfeng Chao; Zhong Xie; Xin Xu; Zhuoran Wang; Di Chen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Fatigue Crack Growth Characteristics of Thin Sheet Titanium Alloy Ti 6-2-2-2-2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fatigue crack growth rates of Ti 6-2-2-2-2 as a function of stress ratio, temperature (24 or 177 degrees C), tensile orientation and environment (laboratory air or ultrahigh vacuum) are presented. Fatigue crack growth rates of Ti 6-2-2-2-2 are also compared ...

Smith Stephen W.; Piascik Robert S.

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Li-doped (Ba,Sr)TiO3 thick film interdigital capacitors for microwave applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Microwave properties of Li-doped (Ba,Sr)TiO"3 thick film interdigital capacitors have been investigated. According to the reported papers, BaSrTiO"3 materials, paraelectric state at the room temperature, have high dielectric permittivity (>500 @ 1MHz) ... Keywords: BST, Microwave properties, Screen printing, Thick film, Tunability

Se-Ho Kim; Jung-Hyuk Koh

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Enhanced photocatalytic activity of Ag microgrid connected Ti O 2 nanocrystalline films  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One reason for the high degree of photogenerated carrier recombination was found to be the charge accumulation caused by the uneven reaction area on the photocatalyst surface. The authors connected Ti O 2 nanoparticles with conducting Ag microgrid. Obvious photocatalytic activity improvement (81%) over the pure Ti O 2 was observed

Feng Pan; Junying Zhang; Weiwei Zhang; Tianmin Wang; Chao Cai

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Role of Ti phases in the modulation of border traps at the TiO{sub 2}/n-Si interfaces  

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Charge accumulation at interfaces is a key issue for the use of high dielectric constant materials in nanoelectronics. In this work, we report the charge accumulation behavior at the TiO{sub 2}/n-Si interfaces formed at various growth temperatures. Growth of TiO{sub 2} in an oxygen deficient environment led to the formation of rutile phase in the as-grown films. The anatase phase was recovered by annealing in air and the ratio of anatase to rutile phase in the TiO{sub 2} films improved considerably. The amount of charge accumulation and the direction of charge injection were studied by obtaining C-V hysteresis curves in the as-grown and the annealed TiO{sub 2} films. It was observed that the amount of accumulated charges decreased as the density of interface border traps dropped considerably due to annealing. X-ray photo-electron spectroscopy revealed the presence of two major phases corresponding to TiO{sub 2} and Ti{sub 2}O{sub 3}, due to the existence of oxygen deficiencies. The annealing in air resulted in appreciable increase in the weight percentage of TiO{sub 2} phase in samples grown at high temperatures. The healing of oxygen vacancies improved with the increase in the weight percentage of TiO{sub 2}. Thus, it was concluded that the accumulated charges were mainly due to oxygen deficiencies and the healing of oxygen defects led to a drop in the interface charges, thus, bringing the interface close to ideal.

Nasim, F.; Ali, A.; Bhatti, A. S. [Centre for Micro and Nano Devices, Department of Physics, Park Road, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan); Hafizuddin, Mohammad [Department of Physics, University of Kebangsaan, Bangi (Malaysia)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

151

On the remarkable optical and structural transformations in Mg-Ti-H thin  

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On the remarkable optical and structural transformations in Mg-Ti-H thin On the remarkable optical and structural transformations in Mg-Ti-H thin films Speaker(s): Dana Borsa Date: October 16, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Venkat Srinivasan In searching for battery electrode materials, Mg-Ti-H thin films triggered much interest with its hydrogen storage capacity of approx. 4 times larger than that of conventional NiMH batteries [1]. Besides this, the same system has also absolutely remarkable optical properties [2]. Highly reflective in the metallic state, the films become highly absorbing upon hydrogen absorption. Mg0.80Ti0.20Hx thin films combine a high absorption (87% of the solar spectrum) with a low thermal emissivity (only 10%), while after removal of hydrogen Mg0.80Ti0.20 absorbs no more than 1/3 of the solar

152

Evidence of Photocatalytic Dissociation of Water on TiO2 with Atomic Resolution  

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Photocatalytic water splitting reaction on TiO2 surface is one of the fundamental issues that bears significant implication in hydrogen energy technology and has been extensively studied. However, the existence of the very first reaction step, the direct photo-dissociation of water, has been disregarded. Here, we provide unambiguously experimental evidence to demonstrate that adsorbed water molecules on reduced rutile TiO2(110)-1\\times1 surface can be dissociated under UV irradiation using low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy. It is identified that a water molecule at fivefold coordinated Ti (Ti5c) site can be photocatalytically dissociated, resulting in a hydroxyl at Ti5c and another hydroxyl at bridge oxygen row. Our findings reveal a missing link in the photocatalytic water splitting reaction chain, which greatly contribute to the detailed understanding of underlying mechanism.

Tan, Shijing; Wang, Yang; Zhao, Jin; Zhao, Aidi; Wang, Bing; Luo, Yi; Yang, Jinlong; Hou, J G

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

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155

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156

Texture and pyramidal slip in Ti, Zr and their alloys  

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Zirconium, titanium and their alloys have a high anisotropic plastic behavior. One way to show this behavior is to analyze the evolution of the Lankford coefficient (R ([alpha]), values of which are obtained from tensile tests along different directions in the sheet plane). The variation of R([alpha]) can be explained from the crystallographic texture and the active deformation mechanisms. Microstructural observations show that prismatic slip is the most active deformation mode in these materials, but no dimensional change in the [lt][bar c][gt] direction of grains is possible by the activation of the (10[bar 1]0) [lt] 1[bar 2]10[gt] slip alone; so deformation along [0001] has to be accommodated either by (10[bar 1]o) [lt]1[bar 2]13[gt] (or [lt][bar c] + [bar a][gt]) pyramidal slip or by twinning. Many transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies have shown evidence for [lt][bar c] + [bar a][gt] slip activity, and some authors have reported slip on (1[bar 1]01) planes in Ti alloys. The purpose of this paper is to contribute with another analysis of pyramidal slip activity in hcp textured materials, such as Ti and Zr alloys, and of the hardening mechanisms for this deformation mode. This analysis is performed both in a direct way, by means of TEM observations of deformed samples, and in an indirect way, by different mechanical tests.

Pochettino, A.A.; Gannio, N. (Dept. Ciencias de Materiales, Gcia. Desarroilo, CNEA, Avda. Libertador 8250, 1429 Buenos Aires (Argentina)); Edwards, C.V. (Esc Ing. Mecanica, Pont. Univ. Catolica, Av. Vicuna Mackenna, Santiago de Chile (Chile)); Penelle, R. (Lab. de Metallurgie Structurale, URA CNRS 1107, Bat 413, Univ. Paris XI, 91 405 Orsay (France))

1992-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

157

Hydrogen Permeability of Mulitphase V-Ti-Ni Metallic Membranes  

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

Adams, T. M.; Mickalonis, J.

2005-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

158

Effect of Aging Heat Treatments on Ni52Ti48 Shape Memory Alloy  

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

Akin, Erhan

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Effect of the top electrode materials on the resistive switching characteristics of TiO{sub 2} thin film  

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Various metals, such as Pt, stainless steel (SUS), Al, Ni, and Ti, were used as a top electrode (TE) to evaluate the dependency of the resistive switching characteristics on the TE of the metal/TiO{sub 2}/Pt structure. The variation of the chemical composition of TiO{sub 2} in the metal/TiO{sub 2}/Pt structure before and after switching was examined to identify the factors affecting the resistive switching characteristics of the samples with various TE materials. In the case of TE/TiO{sub 2}/Pt structures showing unstable resistive switching behavior, e.g., those with the Al, Ni, and Ti TEs, secondary ion mass spectrometry revealed an increase in the oxygen concentration at the interface area between the TE metal and TiO{sub 2}. This suggests that the oxidation reaction at the interface between the TE metal and TiO{sub 2} might cause the TE/TiO{sub 2}/Pt structure to exhibit unstable resistive switching characteristics. According to these results, the oxidation reaction at the interface between the metal TE and TiO{sub 2} thin film is a primary factor affecting the resistive switching characteristics of TiO{sub 2}-based Resistive Random Access Memory devices.

Oh, Sang Chul [Department of Nano-Semiconductor Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of); Jung, Ho Yong [Department of Material Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of); R and D Division, Hynix Semiconductor Inc., Cheongju 361-725 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Heon [Department of Nano-Semiconductor Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Material Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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TiO{sub 2}/carbon nanotube hybrid nanostructures: Solvothermal synthesis and their visible light photocatalytic activity  

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MWCNT/TiO{sub 2} hybrid nanostructures were prepared via solvothermal synthesis and sol-gel method with benzyl alcohol as a surfactant. As-prepared hybrid materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The results showed that MWCNTs were uniformly decorated with anatase nanocrystals in solvothermal condition, but MWCNTs were embedded in a majority of TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles by sol-gel method. When the weight ratio of MWCNTs to TiO{sub 2} was 20%, MWCNT/TiO{sub 2} hybrid nanostructures prepared by solvothermal synthesis exhibited higher visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity than that prepared by sol-gel method. Post-annealing of MWCNT/TiO{sub 2} nanostructures at 400 deg. C resulted in the formation of the carbonaceous Ti-C bonds on the interface between TiO{sub 2} and MWCNTs, which enhanced the photoabsorbance of the hybrid materials in the visible light region and improved the visible-light degradation efficiency of methylene blue. - Graphical abstract: MWCNT/TiO{sub 2} nanostructures have been prepared by solvothermal method, which exhibited higher visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity than that prepared by sol-gel method. The carbonaceous Ti-C bonds on the interface between TiO{sub 2} and MWCNTs enhanced the photoabsorbance of the hybrid materials in the visible light region. Highlights: > Anatase TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles were anchored on CNTs surface uniformly via solvothermal method {yields} The morphology facilitated the electron transfer between CNTs and TiO{sub 2} {yields} Ti-C bonds extended the absorption of MWCNT/TiO{sub 2} to the whole visible light region. > The hybrid nanostructures showed enhanced visible-light induced photocatalytic activity.

Tian Lihong [College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062 (China); Ye Liqun [College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); Deng Kejian [Key Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials Science of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission and Ministry of Education, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan 430074 (China); Zan Ling, E-mail: irlab@whu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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161

XAFS study of CoxTi?-xO?-x-anatase  

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Co doped TiO? anatase is a promising candidate dilute magnetic semiconductor (DMS). DMS materials have potential applications in spintronics devices. These utilize the spin of carriers, and offer the promise of new devices with enhanced functionality. The application of DMS materials to spintronics is as spin injectors. These materials can have spin-polarized states in their valence or conduction bands. At interfaces with nonmagnetic semiconductors they can then be used for spin polarized carrier injection, allowing for the fabrication of novel devices utilizing spin. Theory and measurements indicate that they can be much more efficient spin injectors than ferromagnetic metals. This report describes some recent XAFS studies of these materials using the PNC-CAT beamlines at the APS.

Heald, Steve M.; Chambers, Scott A.; Droubay, Timothy

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Model NbTi Helical Solenoid Fabrication and Test Results  

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A program to develop model magnets for a helical cooling channel is under way at Fermilab. In the first steps of a planned sequence of magnets, two four-coil helical solenoid models with 300 mm aperture have been fabricated and tested. These two models, HSM01 and HSM02, used insulated NbTi Rutherford cable wound onto stainless steel rings with spliceless transitions between coils. Strip heaters were included for quench protection of each coil, and the coils were epoxy-impregnated after winding inside the support structures. Based on the results of the first model the second model was made using a cable with optimized cross-section, improved winding and epoxy-impregnation procedures, enhanced ground insulation, and included heat exchange tubing for a test of conduction cooling. We report on the results and lessons learned from fabrication and tests of these two models.

Andreev, N.; Barzi, E.; Chlachidze, G.; Evbota, D.; Kashikhin, V.S.; Kashikhin, V.V.; Lamm, M.J.; Makarov, A.; Novitski, I.; Orris, D.F.; Tartaglia, M.A.; /Fermilab

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Kheshbn No. 103- Spring 1984 - Journal  

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ye-Pía n lyag af" w i « ,o*anp pp oupa osn srp*top 8* oy .8*EPTI yxnya^a p> a ,aax •anp pK r»ayaana^K T«a tai8T Î8138*o»na pa nypnnTyn-pnnssm nyn anp& -ys ,o»Kan y vn»on PK oían

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Kheshbn No. 123- Spring 1994 - Journal  

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pRiw oyi a^is JBPT» lyoyVyœnaR-oio lis ]y&Ra pR Donaça ÜRH Ipöxnv .nyayo yo»n n ona px ,«n oio n*ö px ntx "11 oio'o I nnipaKip lyaaió K i$a ,oytoffnaR-oió ira rra . \\B lyaayxyi p-

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

The investigation of die-pressing and sintering behavior of ITP CP-Ti and Ti-6Al-4V powders  

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This paper investigated the die-pressing and sintering behavior of the low-cost CP-Ti and Ti-6Al- 4V powders made by the Armstrong Process . The Armstrong powders have an irregular coral like, dendritic morphology, with a dendrite size of approximately 2-5 m. As-received as well as milled powders were uniaxially pressed at designated pressures up to 690 MPa to form disk samples with different aspect ratios. In the studied pressure range, an empirical powder compaction equation was applied to linearize the green density pressure relationship, and powder compaction parameters were obtained. The Armstrong Ti-64 powder exhibited a significantly higher sinterability than the CP-Ti powder. This was explained to be due to the higher diffusivity of V at the sintering temperature. The Ti-64 samples with a green density of 71.0% increased to 99.6% after sintering at 1300oC for 1 hour. An ex-situ technique was used to track the powder morphology change before and after sintering.

Chen, Wei [ORNL; Yamamoto, Yukinori [ORNL; Peter, William H [ORNL; Clark, Michael B [ORNL; Nunn, Stephen D [ORNL; Kiggans, Jim [ORNL; Muth, Thomas R [ORNL; Blue, Craig A [ORNL; Williams, James C [Ohio State University; Fuller, Brian [International Titanium Powder; Akhtar, Kamal [International Titanium Powder

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Classes sociais e estilos de vida na sociedade brasileira.  

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??O objetivo principal deste trabalho é investigar a formação das classes sociais na sociedade brasileira como possíveis coletividades que balizam a sociabilidade cotidiana e configuram… (more)

Edison Ricardo Emiliano Bertoncelo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Workforce Statistics - NA 1 | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Workforce Statistics - NA 1 Home > About Us > Our Operations > Management and Budget > Office of Civil Rights >...

168

Benefits and technological challenges in the implementation of TiO2-based  

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Benefits and technological challenges in the implementation of TiO2-based Benefits and technological challenges in the implementation of TiO2-based ultraviolet photocatalytic oxidation (UVPCO) air cleaners Title Benefits and technological challenges in the implementation of TiO2-based ultraviolet photocatalytic oxidation (UVPCO) air cleaners Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2008 Authors Hodgson, Alfred T., Hugo Destaillats, Toshifumi Hotchi, and William J. Fisk Conference Name Indoor Air 2008 Pagination 17-22 Date Published August 2008 Publisher Indoor Air, Paper ID: 297 Conference Location Copenhagen, Denmark Abstract Indoor air cleaners based on TiO2 photocatalytic oxidation of organic pollutants are a promising technology to improve or maintain indoor air quality while reducing ventilation energy costs. We evaluated the performance of a pilot scale UVPCO air cleaner under realistic conditions in single pass and recirculation modes

169

Phase Transformation and Equilibrium Diagram of Ti-Al-Nb Ternary ...  

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The phase type and distribution range of Ti-Al-Nb ternary alloy, as well as calculated phase diagram, were directly obtained by TC calculation, as a instruction of ...

170

Mixed nanostructured Ti-W oxides films for efficient electrochromic windows  

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With the aim to enhance the electrochromic (EC) efficiency and electrochemical stability of electrochromic devices (ECD), mixed nanostructured TiO2/WO3 films were prepared by an electrochemical deposition method with the purpose ...

Nguyen Nang Dinh; Dang Hai Ninh; Tran Thi Thao; Truong Vo-Van

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Synthesis and Analysis of TiO2-Oligonucleotide Hybrid Nanoparticles  

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Synthesis and Analysis of TiO2-Oligonucleotide Hybrid Nanoparticles Synthesis and Analysis of TiO2-Oligonucleotide Hybrid Nanoparticles New developments in nanotechnology offer the creation of chemical-biological hybrid nanocomposites, which can be introduced into cells to initiate intracellular processes or biochemical reactions. Researchers from Northwestern University Medical Center (Chicago, IL) and Argonne National Laboratory synthesized TiO2-oligonucleotide nanocomposites made of DNA oligonucleotides attached to 45-Ã… TiO2 nanoparticles and tested them by using the 2-ID-E x-ray beamline at the X-ray Operations and Research sector 2 of the APS. A key benefit of nanocomposites is that they could advance medical biotechnology and open new doors in chemistry and materials sciences. Scan of a 21 x 21-m area with a single nucleus containing 3.6 x 106 nanoparticles.

172

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

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

173

Characterization of New Phases in the Ti-Pt System Relevant to ...  

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

174

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

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

175

D-10: The Effect of Molybdenum on Nb,Ti(C,N) Precipitate Evolution ...  

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The effects of molybdenum on niobium-bearing carbonitride interfacial ... D-7: Quantification of Compositional Effects on Transformation Kinetics in High ... D-9: Study of Shear Behavior of Al, TiN, and Their Interface Using ab intio Method.

176

Reactivity of Ti2AlC with SiC Fibers and Powders up to ...  

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Herein we investigated the reactivity of Ti2AlC [3ONE2] with SiC fibers [Avco Specialty Materials and Nippon Carbon Co.] and fine SiC powders [Superior ...

177

Colossal dielectric constant and relaxation behaviors in Pr:SrTiO{sub 3} ceramics  

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Sr{sub 1-x}Pr{sub x}TiO{sub 3} ceramics (0.00{<=}x{<=}0.03) were prepared by a traditional solid-state reaction method. Two relaxation processes (marked as A and B) of the Sr{sub 0.09}Pr{sub 0.01}TiO{sub 3} ceramics were investigated by analyzing the E{sub a} values obtained from the Arrhenius law. Colossal dielectric constant (CDC) was first obtained in Sr{sub 0.09}Pr{sub 0.01}TiO{sub 3} ceramics, whose permittivity was up to 3000 (1 kHz, room temperature), greater than that of pure SrTiO{sub 3} ceramics and samples with more Pr addition (x=0.02 and 0.03). This CDC behavior was related to the internal barrier layer capacitance mechanism.

Liu Cheng; Liu Peng; Zhou Jianping; Su Lina; Cao Lei [College of Physics and Information Technology, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710062 (China); He Ying; Zhang Huaiwu [State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Film and Intergrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054 (China)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

178

Effect of Milling Parameters on the Dehydrogenation Properties of the Mg-Ti-H system  

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Magnesium-based alloys are promising candidates as potential hydrogen storage materials due to their inherent high hydrogen contents. Small particle size which can be achieved by milling, and small amounts of transition-metal compounds as catalysts result in increased hydrogen release/uptake kinetics. In this work, we examined the effects of various milling parameters and TiH2 content on the dehydrogenation properties of the Mg-Ti-H system. The samples were prepared with different amounts of TiH2 using various milling methods and conditions. The activation energy and the enthalpy change of dehydrogenation of the milled samples were determined by Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Differential Thermal Analyzer (DTA). The results indicated that the activation energy and enthalpy change of MgH2 dehydrogenation were significantly reduced when 9.1 mol % of TiH2 was added to it and the mixture was milled in a dual planet

Choi, Young Joon; Lu, Jun; Sohn, Hong Yong; Fang, Zhigang Zak; Ronnebro, Ewa

2009-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

179

Ian Foster, Ti Leggett, Mike Papka, Mike Wilde Win the Analytics...  

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Ti Leggett, Mike Papka, and Mike Wilde were part of the team that won the Analytics Challenge at SC07 for presenting a new approach for protecting cyberinfrastructure. The...

180

U.S. Department of Energy DOE/PC89659-TI THE COAL REBURNING FOR  

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U.S. Department of Energy DOEPC89659-TI THE COAL REBURNING FOR CYCLONE BOILER NO X CONTROL DEMONSTRATION PROJECT A DOE ASSESSMENT Prepared by: The Office of Clean Coal technology...

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181

Self-assembled TiO2-Graphene Hybrid Nanostructures for Enhanced Li-ion Insertion  

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We used anionic sulfate surfactants to assist the stabilization of graphene in aqueous solutions and facilitate the self-assembly of in-situ grown nanocrystalline TiO2, rutile and anatase, with graphene. These nanostructured TiO2-graphene hybrid materials were used for investigation of Li-ion insertion properties. The hybrid materials showed significantly enhanced Li-ion insertion/extraction in TiO2. The specific capacity was more than doubled at high charge rates, as compared with the pure TiO2 phase. The improved capacity at high charge-discharge rate may be attributed to increased electrode conductivity in presence of a percolated graphene network embedded into the metal oxide electrodes.

Wang, Donghai; Choi, Daiwon; Li, Juan; Yang, Zhenguo; Nie, Zimin; Kou, Rong; Hu, Dehong; Wang, Chong M.; Saraf, Laxmikant V.; Zhang, Jiguang; Aksay, Ilhan A.; Liu, Jun

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

The progress of TiO2 nanocrystals doped with rare earth ions  

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In the past decades, TiO2 nanocrystals (NCs) have been widely studied in the fields of photoelectric devices, optical communication, and environment for their stability in aqueous solution, being nontoxic, cheapness, and so on. Among the three ...

Hai Liu; Lixin Yu; Weifan Chen; Yingyi Li

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

An Orography-Associated Extreme Rainfall Event during TiMREX: Initiation, Storm Evolution, and Maintenance  

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This study investigates a long-duration mesoscale system with extremely heavy rainfall over southwest Taiwan during the Terrain-influenced Monsoon Rainfall Experiment (TiMREX). This mesoscale convective system develops offshore and stays quasi-...

Weixin Xu; Edward J. Zipser; Yi-Leng Chen; Chuntao Liu; Yu-Chieng Liou; Wen-Chau Lee; Ben Jong-Dao Jou

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Fabrication and Characterization of Oriented Fe-Y2Ti2O7 Interfaces  

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... created by electron beam deposition of Fe on {111} Y2Ti2O7 bulk single crystal surfaces. ... Characterizing Complex Metal-oxide Interfaces via Virtual Diffraction ... Microstructurally Explicit Study of Trasport Phenomena in Uranium Oxide.

185

Preparation of Highly Crystalline TiO2 Nanostructures by Acid ...  

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Aug 11, 2010 ... Figure 1 shows the typical TEM images of the Hex-. ncTiO2/CTAB .... band energy of 3.2 and 3.0 eV, respectively [1]. The valance band of ...

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Improving Stress Rupture Life of Alloy 718 by Optimizing Al, Ti ... - TMS  

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IhlPRO\\.'IIVG STRESS RUPTURE LIFE OF ALLOY 718 BY. OPTIXllZING AL, TI, P AND B CONTENTS. W. D. Cao and R. L. Kennedy. ,All\\ ac. An Allegheny ...

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TiO2-based photocatalytic process for purification of polluted water: bridging fundamentals to applications  

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Recent years have witnessed a rapid accumulation of investigations on TiO2-based photocatalysis, which poses as a greatly promising advanced oxidation technology for water purification. As the ability of this advanced oxidation process is ...

Chuan Wang, Hong Liu, Yanzhen Qu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The development and synthetic applications of Ti- and Pd-catalyzed processes  

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Chapter 1. Ti-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reduction of Aromatic Heterocycles A method for the highly selective asymmetric reduction of quinoxalines and quinazolines was developed. This complements technologies developed by others ...

Hyde, Alan M. (Alan Michael)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Microstructure Formation in Ti3SiC2-Cu Composites Produced by ...  

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Under low-energy milling, (3-5) vol.%Ti3SiC2–Cu composite particles of platelet morphology formed, which could be easily SPS-ed to 92-95% relative density.

190

Magnetoresistance in nanostructured Tb/Ti and Tb/Si multilayers  

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Magnetic, magnetoresistive and structural properties were studied for [Tb/Ti]{sub n} and [Tb/Si]{sub n} multilayers which were prepared by rf-sputtering. The thickness of the Tb layers varied from 1.5 to 12 nm. The thickness of 2 nm nonmagnetic spacers of Ti or Si was kept constant. Both anisotropic and isotropic magnetoresistance was observed in [Tb/Ti]{sub n} and [Tb/Si]{sub n} multilayers. A decrease in the thickness of the terbium layers led to a decrease in the anisotropic contribution to the total magnetoresistance. The negative isotropic magnetoresistanse in [Tb/Ti]{sub n} and [Tb/Si]{sub n} multilayers can be attributed to the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) and/or high field isotropic magnetoresistance. The structure of the samples of both types enabled the existence of the GMR effect.

Svalov, A. V.; Kurlyandskaya, G. V. [Dpto. Electricidad y Electronica, Universidad del Pais Vasco (UPV-EHU), 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Ural State University A.M. Gorky, 620083 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Vas'kovskiy, V. O.; Sorokin, A. N. [Ural State University A.M. Gorky, 620083 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Diercks, D. [Center for Advanced Research and Technology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203-5017 (United States)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

191

Effect factors of benzene adsorption and degradation by nano-TiO2 immobilized on diatomite  

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Difference between adsorption of benzene by diatomite and nano-TiO2 immobilized on diatomite was investigated. And effects of temperature, light intensity, relative humidity, and initial benzene concentration on adsorption and degradation ...

Lijun Cheng, Yong Kang, Guishui Li

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Processing Parameters on Macrozone Formation in Ti-6Al ...  

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Composition Design of Multi-Component ?-Ti Alloys Based on a Cluster Model · Consolidation of Blended Titanium/Magnesium Powders by Microwave Processing ... Rheological Properties of Feedstock Composed of Titanium Alloy Powder ...

193

Gas-supported high-photoactivity TiO2 nanotubes  

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By changing hydrothermal condition and post-heat-treatment temperature, silica-coated TiO2 nanotubes are obtained successfully. The effects of gas-supported process on tubular morphology, crystallinity, and photocatalytic activity are discussed. ...

Sheng Wang, Tao Wang, Yuanwei Ding, Youfeng Xu, Qiying Su, Yanlong Gao, Guohua Jiang, Wenxing Chen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Efficient multi?keV x?ray sources from Ti?doped aerogel targets  

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We have measured the production of hv ? 4.7 keV x?rays from low?density Ti?doped aerogel (? ? 3 mg/cc) targets at the OMEGA laser facility (University of Rochester)

K. B. Fournier; C. Constantin; G. Gregori; M. C. Miller; C. A. Back; L. J. Suter; J. Davis; J. Grun

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Visible-Light Water-Splitting Performance of TiO - Programmaster.org  

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Presentation Title, Visible-Light Water-Splitting Performance of TiO2 ... Ammonia Borane for Chemical Hydrogen Storage: Effect of Nano-Confinement ... Thermodynamic Characterization on Hydrogen Absorption and Desorption Reactions of ...

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Strain dependencies of energetic, structural, and polarization properties in tetragonal (PbTiO3)1/(SrTiO3)1 and (BaTiO3)1/(SrTiO3)1 superlattices: a comparative study with bulks  

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First-principles density functional calculations are performed to investigate the interplay between inplane strains and interface effects in 1by1 PbTiO3/SrTiO3 and BaTiO3/SrTiO3 superlattices of tetragonal symmetry. One particular emphasis of this study is to conduct side-by-side comparisons on various ferroelectric properties in short-period superlattices and in constituent bulk materials, which turns out to be rather useful in terms of obtaining valuable insight into the different physics when ferroelectric bulks form superlattices. The various properties that are studied in this work include the equilibrium structure, strain dependence of mixing energy, microscopic ferroelectric off-center displacements, macroscopic polarization, piezoelectric coeffcients, effective charges, and the recently formulated k-dependent polarization dispersion structure. The details of our findings are rather lengthy, and are summarized in Sec. IV.

Yao, Yanpeng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ferroelectric Self-assembled PbTiO3 Perovskite Nanostructures...  

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For this, samples were deposited onto conductive Nb-doped (100)SrTiO3 substrates. Local piezoelectric and phase hysteresis loops were measured in the regions of the coating where...

198

Variation of electrical resistance in superelastic NiTi for sensor applications  

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

Russo, Analisa

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing solar photocatalytic detoxification by adsorption of porphyrins onto TiO sub 2  

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Titanium dioxide (TiO{sub 2}) is a known photocatalyst for solar detoxification of water containing organic contaminants including PCB's and dioxins. Unfortunately, the UV light used by the photocatalyst only comprises about 4% of the strong spectrum. Metalloporphyrins strongly absorb in the visible and near infrared region. Using visible light, we have investigated Ni(II) uroporphyrin (NiUroP), Sn(IV)Cl{sub 2} uroporphyrin (SnUroP) and Sn(IV)Cl{sub 2} tetrakis(p-carboxyphenyl) porphyrin (SnTCPP) as possible enhancers of destruction of a model organic compound, salicylic acid (SA), by means of photosensitization of colloidal TiO{sub 2} particles. All three porphyrins are found to adsorb reversibly onto the colloidal TiO{sub 2} upon variation of pH. Adsorption of porphyrins results in the increased colloidal stability of fine TiO{sub 2} particles in the pH range 5--8. While NiUroP on TiO{sub 2} does not show any enhancement of photodestruction, the adsorption of SnUroP increases the destruction rate compared to that of the bare TiO{sub 2} surface. The effect of ambient oxygen on the observed photolability of the Sn porphyrins and enhancement of photodestruction of SA was also investigated. SnTCPP does not photodecompose upon illumination either in the presence or absence of TiO{sub 2}, but neither does it bind to the photocatalyst at pH 6. At pH 4.5 it adsorbs onto TiO{sub 2} but it also photodecompose at this pH. We are attempting to stabilize the adsorbed porphyrins by adding suitable peripheral substituents onto the porphyrin macrocycle. 27 refs., 6 figs.

Majumder, S.A.; Ondrias, M.R. (New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Chemistry); Prairie, M.R.; Shelnutt, J.A. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoindentation Studies Of Hard Nanocomposite Ti-B-N Thin Films  

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Titanium boron nitride (Ti-B-N) films were deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering using single Titanium diboride (TiB{sub 2}) target in different Ar-N{sub 2} gas mixtures. The influence of N{sub 2}:Ar ratio on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the deposited films have been investigated. Atomic force microscopy analysis indicated the grain size decreases with incorporation of nitrogen in the films. Nanoindentation studies have shown the hardness decreases with nitrogen incorporation.

Rupa, P. Karuna Purnapu [Non Ferrous Materials Technology Development Center, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad (India); Chakraborty, P. C. [Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (India); Mishra, Suman Kumari [National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur India (India)

2011-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Interfaces in Ti[sub 3]Al composites reinforced with sigma SiC fibres  

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When SCS-6 fibers are used for reinforcing Ti[sub 3]Al matrices, a [beta]-depleted zone is often found in the matrix adjacent to the interface, varying from 3 to 7 [mu]m in thickness depending on the composition of the matrix. The cause for such depletion is believed to be the migration of the [beta] stabilizer, Nb, from the adjacent matrix into the reaction zone, which forms Nb-containing compounds such as (Ti,Nb)C and (Ti,Nb)[sub 5]Si[sub 3]. The depletion of [beta] near the interface can enhance the propensity for interfacial cracking as the more brittle [alpha][sub 2] phase is enriched. Here, the authors present a study of the interfaces in a Ti[sub 3]Al/SiC Sigma fiber composite. The reaction products, changes in microstructure and reaction kinetics are compared with Ti-6Al-4V matrix containing Sigma fibers and Ti[sub 3]Al matrices containing SCS fibers.

Guo, Z.X.; Derby, B. (Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom). Dept. of Materials)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chirped-Pulse Amplification with flashlamp-pumped Ti:Sapphire amplifiers  

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Ti:Sapphire (Ti:Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) amplifier stages are typically pumped with Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers doubled to 532 nm because of good spectral overlap, short temporal width, high repetition rate (i.e., 10 Hz to > 5 kHz) and the problems associated with flashlamp pumping a material with a relatively short upper state lifetime. Limitations to this pumping method arise due to the 1 to 1.5 joule/pulse ceiling found in most commercial high rep rate Nd:YAG lasers. The availability of high quality, large aperture Ti:Sapphire rods has made the flashlamp-pumping scheme an attractive option. The excellent thermal properties of Ti:Sapphire also allows an amplifier to be operated at high repetition rates. The front end of our laser relies on Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) in laser pumped Ti:Sapphire to generate 55 NJ, 90 fsec pulses at a 10 Hz rate. We report the use of a flashlamp pumped Ti:Sapphire head to further amplify the output of our system, producing 90 fsec, 250 NJ pulses at 5 Hz. The excellent output spatial profile yields a near diffraction-limited 5 {mu}m spot size and peak irradiance in excess of 5 {times} 10{sup 18} W/cm{sup 2}.

Bonlie, J.D.; White, W.E.; Price, D.F.; Reitze, D.H.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lithium insertion into hollandite-type TiO{sub 2}.  

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Hollandite-type TiO{sub 2} compounds, isostructural with {alpha}-MnO{sub 2}, have been investigated as insertion electrodes for lithium batteries. Parent materials of K{sub x}Ti{sub 8}O{sub 16} (0 < x < 2) were treated with concentrated acid to yield TiO{sub 2} products that were essentially free of potassium. Lithium can be inserted into the (2 x 2) tunnels of the TiO{sub 2} structure chemically (with n-butyllithium) and electrochemically to an approximate composition Li{sub 0.5}TiO{sub 2}. The lithium ions can be easily removed from the lithiated structure by chemical reaction with bromine; cyclic voltammetry indicates that high voltages are required to remove the lithium by electrochemical methods. The poor electrochemical behavior of hollandite-TiO{sub 2} contrasts strongly with {alpha}-MnO{sub 2} electrodes. The superior properties of {alpha}-MnO{sub 2} electrodes are attributed to the presence of oxygen ions, either as H{sub 2}O or Li{sub 2}O, in the (2 x 2) channels; lithia-stabilized electrodes, 0.15Li{sub 2}O {center_dot} -MnO{sub 2}, show good cycling behavior and a rechargeable capacity of approximately 180 mAh/g.

Noailles, L. D.

1998-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Environment of Nitrogen in N-doped Rutile TiO2(110)  

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We employ x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and nuclear reaction analysis (NRA) to characterize the concentration-dependent structural properties of nitrogen doping into rutile TiO2. High quality N-doped TiO2 were prepared on rutile single crystal TiO2(110) substrates using plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy with an electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma and Ti effusive sources. Films with N dopant concentrations at or below 2 at.% exhibited predominately substitutional doping based on NRA data, whereas films with concentrations above this limit resulted in little or no substitutional N and surfaces rich in Ti3+. The binding energy of the N 1s feature in XPS did not readily distinguish between these two extremes in N-doping, rendering features within 0.4 eV of each other and similar peak profiles. Although widely used to characterize the state of N in anion-doped TiO2 materials, we find that XPS is unsuitable for this task.

Henderson, Michael A.; Shutthanandan, V.; Ohsawa, Takeo; Chambers, Scott A.

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of solar photocatalytic detoxification by adsorption of porphyrins onto TiO sub 2  

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Titanium dioxide (TiO{sub 2}) is a photocatalyst for solar detoxification of water containing organic contaminants such as solvents, PCB's, dioxins, pesticides, and dyes. Unfortunately, the ultraviolet (UV) energy used by TiO{sub 2} ({lambda}<400 nm) only comprises about 4% of the solar spectrum. One way of enhancing the efficiency of solar detoxification technologies is to utilize a larger portion of the solar spectrum to initiate the Tio{sub 2}- catalyzed detoxification chemistry. Metalloporphyrins strongly absorb visible and near infrared radiation. By utilization of a process called photosensitization, adsorption of these dyes onto TiO{sub 2} can enable a much broader portion of the solar spectrum to be used. Photosensitization relies upon the ability of the dye molecule to absorb more of the solar energy than bare TiO{sub 2} and to interact electronically with the TiO{sub 2} surface in such a way as to initiate TiO{sub 2}-based redox photochemistry using the dye-absorbed energy. 16 refs., 7 figs.

Majumder, S.A.; Ondrias, M.R. (New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Chemistry); Prairie, M.R. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Shelnutt, J.A. (New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Chemistry Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aspects of nitrogen surface chemistry relevant to TiN chemical vapor deposition  

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NH{sub 3} is an important component of many chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes for TiN films, which are used for diffusion barriers and other applications in microelectronic circuits. In this study, the interaction of NH{sub 3} with TiN surfaces is examined with temperature programmed desorption (TPD) and Auger electron spectroscopy. NH{sub 3} has two adsorption states on TiN: a chemisorbed state and a multilayer state. A new method for analyzing TPD spectra in systems with slow pumping speeds yields activation energies for desorption for the two states of 24 kcal/mol and 7.3 kcal/mol, respectively. The sticking probability into the chemisorption state is {approximately}0.06. These results are discussed in the context of TiN CVD. In addition, the high temperature stability of TiN is investigated. TiN decomposes to its elements only after heating to 1300 K, showing that decomposition is unlikely to occur under CVD conditions.

Schulberg, M.T.; Allendorf, M.D.; Outka, D.A.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Workforce Statistics - NA 20 | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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20 | National Nuclear Security Administration 20 | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Workforce Statistics - NA 20 Home > About Us > Our Operations > Management and Budget > Office of Civil Rights > Workforce Statistics > Workforce Statistics - NA 20 Workforce Statistics - NA 20 NA 20 FY12 NA 20 Semi Annual Report

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Workforce Statistics - NA 40 | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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40 | National Nuclear Security Administration 40 | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Workforce Statistics - NA 40 Home > About Us > Our Operations > Management and Budget > Office of Civil Rights > Workforce Statistics > Workforce Statistics - NA 40 Workforce Statistics - NA 40 NA40 FY12 NA 40 Semi Annual Report

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Workforce Statistics - NA 10 | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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0 | National Nuclear Security Administration 0 | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Workforce Statistics - NA 10 Home > About Us > Our Operations > Management and Budget > Office of Civil Rights > Workforce Statistics > Workforce Statistics - NA 10 Workforce Statistics - NA 10 NA 10 FY12 NA 10 Semi Annual Report

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A First-principles Study onA First-principles Study on Fe Substituted CrFe Substituted Cr2323CC66  

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halpy of FeCr22C6. #12;Creep Resistant Steel Steam Power Plant Efficiency ~42 % Goal Efficiency 45 common power plant steels (MTDAT A, SGTE database, 565 °C) [Bhadeshia, 2001] M23C6 in Power Plant Steels by the all-electron full potential linearized a ugmented plane-wave method (FLAPW) within the generalized g

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211

Study of surface fluorination of photocatalytic TiO{sub 2} by thermal shock method  

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Surface fluorinated TiO{sub 2} powders were prepared by thermal shock method and an overall comparative study was achieved on the basis of XRD, SEM, UV-vis and XPS analyses. The main objective was to elucidate the influences of surface fluorination on the crystallite structures, morphologies, optical properties and surface chemistry with the temperature. According to the results, the surface fluorination under thermal shock method below 600 Degree-Sign C did not change the crystallite structure and the particles size, but successfully created chemisorbed fluoride ions, oxygen vacancies and increased the hydroxyl groups on the surface of TiO{sub 2}. The presence of oxygen vacancies was assigned to the red shift of TiO{sub 2} optical absorption edge, which was the origin of visible-light-induced photocatalytic activity of these samples. For the thermal shock temperatures over 600 Degree-Sign C, the K{sub 2}Ti{sub 6}O{sub 13}-like phase was formed, resulting from the decrease of surface hydroxyl groups and the blue shift in absorption edge which reduced the photocatalytic activity. - Graphical abstract: The influence of fluorination on the surface of TiO{sub 2} by thermal shock method at several temperatures has been investigated by following the evolution of the F1s spectra obtained by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The blank peaks are assigned to the chemisorbed fluoride ions on the samples surface and the filled peaks to fluorine atoms in oxygenated environment of solid solution TiO{sub 2-x}F{sub x}, which is originated from the substitution of F ions for O ions in the TiO{sub 2} lattice. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Surface fluorination of TiO{sub 2} P25 by thermal shock method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Structure, morphology, surface and photocatalytic properties of fluorinated TiO{sub 2}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Low thermal shock temperatures increase the photocatalytic activity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Fluoride ions chemisorbed on the surface without structure and morphology change. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Formation of K{sub 2}Ti{sub 6}O{sub 13} phase at high thermal shock temperatures.

Tien Khoa Le [IPREM/ECP (UMR 5254), University of Pau, Helioparc, 2 av. Pierre Angot, 64053 Pau cedex 9 (France); University of Science - Ho Chi Minh city, 227 Nguyen Van Cu Street, Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam); Flahaut, Delphine, E-mail: delphine.flahaut@univ-pau.fr [IPREM/ECP (UMR 5254), University of Pau, Helioparc, 2 av. Pierre Angot, 64053 Pau cedex 9 (France); Foix, Dominique; Blanc, Sylvie [IPREM/ECP (UMR 5254), University of Pau, Helioparc, 2 av. Pierre Angot, 64053 Pau cedex 9 (France); Huu Khanh Hung Nguyen; Thi Kieu Xuan Huynh [University of Science - Ho Chi Minh city, 227 Nguyen Van Cu Street, Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam); Martinez, Herve [IPREM/ECP (UMR 5254), University of Pau, Helioparc, 2 av. Pierre Angot, 64053 Pau cedex 9 (France)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Metallic glass alloys of Zr, Ti, Cu and Ni  

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

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

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation and extrusion of multifilamentary NbTi conductor billets  

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In a cooperative program with industrial superconducting wire manufacturers for the purpose of studying billet preparation and extrusion, a total of twenty billets were assembled. Fourteen of these contained no superconductor but were ''dummy'' billets to evaluate methods of stacking to achieve the best packing density. These billets were not extruded but were sectioned transversely and longitudinally for evaluation of billet preparation techniques. The remaining six billets were assembled with NbTi stacking elements in a copper/copper nickel matrix using a standard conductor configuration. Two of these billets were instrumented with thermocouples and used to evaluate preheating techniques. The other four were extruded and drawn to finished conductor size for critical current measurement. This study showed that hexagonal stacking elements, contoured billet jackets and hot isostatic pressing resulted in high density uniform billets for extrusion. Rotary forging was found to be unacceptable for billet compacting. Fast billet heating was achieved in both the salt bath and by induction heating, but the induction method gave a more uniform temperature distribution during the heating cycle. Asymmetry from poor packing density in the billet resulted in nonuniform filament size distributions and poor critical current performance. Billet yield was increased as much as 16 percent by contouring the stacking element positions within the billet. (auth)

Fietz, W.A.; McDonald, R.E.; Miller, J.R.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure of epitaxial (Fe,N) codoped rutile TiO2 thin films by x-ray absorption  

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Homoepitaxial thin films of Fe:TiO2 and (Fe,N):TiO2 were deposited on rutile(110) by molecular beam epitaxy. X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES) spectra were collected at the Ti L-edge, Fe L-edge, O K-edge, N K-edge, and Ti K-edge. No evidence of structural disorder associated with a high concentration of oxygen vacancies is observed. Substitution of Fe for Ti could not be confirmed, although secondary phase Fe2O3 and metallic Fe can be ruled out. The similarity of the N K-edge spectra to O, and the presence of a strong x-ray linear dichroism (XLD) signal for the N K-edge, indicates that N is substitutional for O in the rutile lattice, and is not present as a secondary phase such as TiN. Simulations of the XANES spectra qualitatively confirm substitution, although N appears to be present in more than one local environment. Neither Fe:TiO2 nor (Fe,N):TiO2 exhibit intrinsic room temperature ferromagnetism, despite the presence of mixed valence Fe(II)/Fe(III) in the reduced (Fe,N):TiO2 film.

Kaspar, Tiffany C.; Ney, A.; Mangham, Andrew N.; Heald, Steve M.; Joly, Yves; Ney, V.; Wilhelm, F.; Rogalev, A.; Yakou, Flora; Chambers, Scott A.

2012-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Visible Light Absorption of Binuclear TiOCoII Charge-Transfer UnitAssembled in Mesoporous Silica  

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Grafting of CoII(NCCH3)2Cl2 onto mesoporous Ti-MCM-41 silicain acetonitrile solution affords binuclear Ti-O-CoII sites on the poresurface under complete replacement of the precursor ligands byinteractions with anchored Ti centers and the silica surface. The CoIIligand field spectrum signals that the Co centers are anchored on thepore surface in tetrahedral coordination. FT-infrared action spectroscopyusing ammonia gas adsorption reveals Co-O-Si bond modes at 831 and 762cm-1. No Co oxide clusters are observed in the as-synthesized material.The bimetallic moieties feature an absorption extending from the UV intothe visible to about 600 nm which is attributed to the TiIV-O-CoII?3TiIII-O-CoIII metal-to-metal charge-transfer (MMCT) transition. Thechromophore is absent in MCM-41 containing Ti and Co centers isolatedfrom each other; this material was synthesized by grafting CoII onto aTi-MCM-41 sample with the Ti centers protected by a cyclopentadienylligand. The result indicates that the appearance of the charge-transferabsorption requires that the metal centers are linked by an oxo bridge,which is additionally supported by XANES spectroscopy. The MMCTchromophore of Ti-O-CoII units has sufficient oxidation power to serve asvisible light electron pump for driving multi-electron transfer catalystsof demanding uphill reactions such as water oxidation.

Han, Hongxian; Frei, Heinz

2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemistry of NOx on TiO2 surfaces studied by ambient pressure XPS:  

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Chemistry of NOx on TiO2 surfaces studied by ambient pressure XPS: Chemistry of NOx on TiO2 surfaces studied by ambient pressure XPS: products, effect of UV irradiation, water and coadsorbed K+ Title Chemistry of NOx on TiO2 surfaces studied by ambient pressure XPS: products, effect of UV irradiation, water and coadsorbed K+ Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Rosseler, Olivier, Mohamad Sleiman, Nahuel V. Montesinos, Andrey Shavorskiy, Valerie Keller, Nicolas Keller, Marta I. Litter, Hendrik Bluhm, Miquel Salmeron, and Hugo Destaillats Journal J. Phys. Chem. Lett. Volume 4 Start Page 536 Issue 3 Pagination 536-541 Date Published 01/2013 Abstract Self-cleaning surfaces containing TiO2 nanoparticles have been postulated to efficiently remove NOx from the atmosphere. However, UV irradiation of NOx adsorbed on TiO2 also was shown to form harmful gas-phase byproducts such as HONO and N2O that may limit their depolluting potential. Ambient pressure XPS was used to study surface and gas-phase species formed during adsorption of NO2 on TiO2 and subsequent UV irradiation at λ = 365 nm. It is shown here that NO3-, adsorbed on TiO2 as a byproduct of NO2 disproportionation, was quantitatively converted to surface NO2 and other reduced nitrogenated species under UV irradiation in the absence of moisture. When water vapor was present, a faster NO3- conversion occurred, leading to a net loss of surface-bound nitrogenated species. Strongly adsorbed NO3- in the vicinity of coadsorbed K+ cations was stable under UV light, leading to an efficient capture of nitrogenated compounds.

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EUV microexposures at the ALS using the 0.3-NA MET projection optics  

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micro-exposure capabilities at the ALS using the 0.3-NA METEUV Microexposures at the ALS using the 0.3-NA MET Optic,”microexposures at the ALS using the 0.3-NA MET projection

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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XAFS Study of Epitaxial CoxTi1-xO?-x Anatase  

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Co doped TiO?-anatase is a promising candidate for a room-temperature ferromagnetic semiconductor. XAFS measurements have been used to investigate the local Co environment and Co valence for several Co-anatase films. The samples were grown on LaAlO?(001) by oxygen plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy and on SrTiO? by atomic oxygen assisted MBE. Co concentrations were about 5%. The measurements were made at the PNC-CAT bending magnet and undulator beamlines at the Advanced Photon Source. For the films on LaAlO?, the near edge clearly shows the presence of only Co(??), and no evidence for metallic Co, while the films on SrTiO? showed significant metallic Co. Analysis of the extended fine structure for the LaAlO? films finds that the Co substitutes for Ti with some distortion of the lattice. Both in-plane and out-of-plane Co-O bonds are expanded from the Ti-O bonds in anatase. The in-plane bonds are expanded approximately twice as much. A deficit in the oxygen coordination number suggests a correlation of oxygen vacancies with Co sites.

Heald, Steve M.; Chambers, Scott A.; Droubay, Timothy

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Metallic glass alloys of Zr, Ti, Cu and Ni  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1997-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

220

The correlation of the electrical properties with electron irradiation and constant voltage stress for MIS devices based on high-k double layer (HfTiSiO: N and HfTiO:N) dielectrics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the influence of e-beam irradiation and constant voltage stress on the electrical characteristics of metal-insulator-semiconductor structures, with double layer high-k dielectric stacks containing HfTiSiO:N and HfTiO:N ultra-thin ... Keywords: Electrical properties, High-k dielectrics, Metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) devices

V. Mikhelashvili; P. Thangadurai; W. D. Kaplan; G. Eisenstein

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Synthesis, Characterization and Ion Exchange of New Na/Nb/M(4+)/O/H(2)O(M=Ti,Zr) Phases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to the vast diversity of chemical media in which metal separations are executed, a wide range of ion separation materials are employed. This results in an ongoing effort to discover new phases with novel ion exchange properties. We present here the synthesis of a novel class of thermally and chemically stable microporous, niobate-based materials. Ion exchange studies show these new phases are highly selective for Sr2+ and other bivalent metals.

Nenoff, Tina M.; Nyman, May

1999-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

222

Synthesis, Characterization and Ion Exchange of New Na/Nb/M(4+)/O/H(2)O(M=Ti,Zr) Phases  

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Due to the vast diversity of chemical media in which metal separations are executed, a wide range of ion separation materials are employed. This results in an ongoing effort to discover new phases with novel ion exchange properties. We present here the synthesis of a novel class of thermally and chemically stable microporous, niobate-based materials. Ion exchange studies show these new phases are highly selective for Sr2+ and other bivalent metals.

Nenoff, Tina M.; Nyman, May

1999-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

223

Analysis of NaOH releases for Hanford tank farms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The information contained in the canceled document is now located in the document: Consequence Analysis of a NaOH Solution Spray Release During Addition to Waste Tank, WHC-SD-WM-CN-065.

Ryan, G.W., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

224

Electrochemical characterization of Li4Ti5O12/C anode material prepared by starch-sol-assisted rheological phase method for Li-ion battery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Li4Ti5O12/C composite was synthesized by starch-sol-assisted rheological phase method using inexpensive raw material starch as carbon coating precursor. The Li4Ti5O12/C powder was characterized ...

Zhenpo Wang, Guowei Xie, Lijun Gao

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF AU-MEROCYANINE-TiO2 SANDWICH CELLS. II. PROPERTIES OF ILLUMINATED CELLS AND EFFECTS OF DOPING WITH ELECTRON ACCEPTORS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the photovoltaic efficiencies of a sandwich cell made byPHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF AU-MEROCYANINE-TiO SANDWICH CELLSPhotovoltaic Properties of Au-Merocyanine-Ti0 2 Sandwich Cells

Skotheim, T.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Office of Civil Rights, NNSA, NA 1.2, Albuquerque Complex  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

http:hq.na.govocr Fiscal Year 2011 Year-End Workforce Diversity Assistant Deputy Administrator for Secure Transportation NA-15 OCR Functions: Technical advisory services...

227

Sodium Sulfur (NaS) Battery Research in Korea: Part II ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, The activities of sodium sulfur (NaS) battery research in Korea ... The presentation was focused on the development of tubular NaS batteries ...

228

Status and plans of the NA61/SHINE physics program  

SciTech Connect

One of the NA61/SHINE experiment's goals is to discover the critical point of strongly interacting matter and study the properties of the onset of deconfinement. This is to be achieved by performing a two-dimensional phase diagram (T- Micro-Sign {sub B}) scan-measuring hadron production in collisions of various beam particles and targets at various beam energies. NA61/SHINE also collects data for the T2K experiment, which are just about to be published.

Czopowicz, T., E-mail: Tobiasz.Roman.Czopowicz@cern.ch [Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics (Poland)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

229

Direct Application of TiBor Coatings Projects (4583), 3/12/2012  

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

Direct Application of Ti8or Coatings Projects (4583) Direct Application of Ti8or Coatings Projects (4583) Program or Field Office: Y-12 Site Office Location(s) (City/County/State): Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee Proposed Action Description: Submit by E-mail The scope of this Cooperative Research and Development (CRADA) is to demonstrate the performance of Ti8or coatings on steel tools, specifically farming tools such as plows, which are normally subjected to significant wear during springtime use. Categorical Exclusion(s) Applied: 83.6 - Small-scale research and development, laboratory operations, and pilot projects 83.11 - Outdoor tests and experiments on materials and equipment components For the complete DOE National Environmental Policy Act regulations regarding categorical exclusions, including the full text of each

230

Optical properties of TiN thin films close to the superconductor-insulator transition.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present the intrinsic optical properties over a broad spectral range of TiN thin films deposited on an Si/SiO{sub 2} substrate. We analyze the measured reflectivity spectra of the film-substrate multilayer structure within a well-establish procedure based on the Fresnel equation and extract the real part of the optical conductivity of TiN. We identify the metallic contribution as well as the finite energy excitations and disentangle the spectral weight distribution among them. The absorption spectrum of TiN bears some similarities with the electrodynamic response observed in the normal state of the high-temperature superconductors. Particularly, a mid-infrared feature in the optical conductivity is quite reminiscent of a pseudogap-like excitation.

Pfuner, F.; Degiorgi, L.; Baturina, T. I.; Vinokur, V. M.; Baklanov, M. R.; Materials Science Division; ETH Zurich; Inst. Semiconductor Physics; IMEC Kapeldreef

2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

231

Photoluminescence in disordered Zn{sub 2}TiO{sub 4}  

SciTech Connect

In this work, the polymeric precursor method was used to obtain disordered Zn{sub 2}TiO{sub 4} powders, either undoped or doped with Sn{sup 4+}, Cr{sup 3+} and V{sup 5+}, to be applied as photoluminescent material. The characterization was undertaken by means of thermal analysis (TG and DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectroscopy (IR) and photoluminescence (PL). Previous works stated that titanate octahedra containing a short Ti-O distance show efficient luminescence at room temperature if these octahedra are isolated from each other. In the present work, the phenomenon was observed in condensed octahedra, sharing edges. The room temperature PL noticed in undoped Zn{sub 2}TiO{sub 4} had its intensity increased by the dopant addition-the increase was of about 300% for V{sup 5+} doping, 400% for Cr{sup 3+} and 800% for Sn{sup 4+}.

Chaves, Alexsandra C. [LTM, Departamento de Quimica, CCEN, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, 58059-900, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil); Lima, Severino J.G. [LSR, Departamento de Tecnologia Mecanica, CT, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, 58059-900, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil); Araujo, Regiane C.M.U. [LTM, Departamento de Quimica, CCEN, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, 58059-900, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil); Maurera, Maria Aldeiza M.A. [LTM, Departamento de Quimica, CCEN, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, 58059-900, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil); Longo, Elson [CMDMC, Instituto de Quimica de Araraquara, UNESP, 14800-900, Araraquara, SP (Brazil); Pizani, Paulo S. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Caixa Posta 676, 13565-905, Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Simoes, Luiz G.P. [CMDMC, Instituto de Quimica de Araraquara, UNESP, 14800-900, Araraquara, SP (Brazil); Soledade, Luiz E.B. [LTM, Departamento de Quimica, CCEN, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, 58059-900, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil); Souza, Antonio G. [LTM, Departamento de Quimica, CCEN, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, 58059-900, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil); Santos, Ieda Maria Garcia dos [LTM, Departamento de Quimica, CCEN, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, 58059-900, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil)]. E-mail: ieda@quimica.ufpb.br

2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

232

Atom-probe field-ion-microscopy study of Fe-Ti alloys  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A newly developed high-performance atom-probe (field ion microscope) was employed for the composition analysis of Fe-Ti alloys and their interactions with ambient gas, such as H/sub 2/ and O/sub 2/. With a mass resolution (m/..delta..m) better than 2000 and a spatial resolution of a few A, all isotopes of Fe and Ti and their hydrides and other compounds are clearly resolved during the depth profile study. Some of our findings are: (1) Titanium segregated on the surface and grain boundaries upon heating (greater than or equal to 900/sup 0/C), in the form of oxides, and (2) some Ti in the bulk forms clusters of various sizes with C, O, and/or N as nuclei.

Pickering, H.W.; Kuk, Y.; Sakurai, T.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Molecular beam epitaxy of SrTiO{sub 3} with a growth window  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many complex oxides with only nonvolatile constituents do not have a wide growth window in conventional molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) approaches, which makes it difficult to obtain stoichiometric films. Here it is shown that a growth window in which the stoichiometry is self-regulating can be achieved for SrTiO{sub 3} films by using a hybrid MBE approach that uses a volatile metal-organic source for Ti, titanium tetra isopropoxide (TTIP). The growth window widens and shifts to higher TTIP/Sr flux ratios with increasing temperature, showing that it is related to the desorption of the volatile TTIP. We demonstrate stoichiometric, highly perfect, insulating SrTiO{sub 3} films. The approach can be adapted for the growth of other complex oxides that previously were believed to have no wide MBE growth window.

Jalan, Bharat; Moetakef, Pouya; Stemmer, Susanne [Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-5050 (United States)

2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

235

www.elsevier.com/locate/jssc Photoluminescence in disordered Zn 2TiO 4  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this work, the polymeric precursor method was used to obtain disordered Zn2TiO4 powders, either undoped or doped with Sn 4+, Cr 3+ and V 5+, to be applied as photoluminescent material. The characterization was undertaken by means of thermal analysis (TG and DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectroscopy (IR) and photoluminescence (PL). Previous works stated that titanate octahedra containing a short Ti–O distance show efficient luminescence at room temperature if these octahedra are isolated from each other. In the present work, the phenomenon was observed in condensed octahedra, sharing edges. The room temperature PL noticed in undoped Zn2TiO4 had its intensity increased by the dopant addition—the increase was of about 300 % for V 5+ doping, 400 % for Cr 3+ and 800% for Sn 4+.

Ra C. Chaves A; Severino J. G. Lima B; Maria Aldeiza; M. A. Maurera A; Elson Longo C; Paulo S. Pizani D; Luiz G. P. Simo˜es C; Luiz E. B. Soledade A; Antonio G. Souza A; Ieda Maria; Garcia Santos

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Annealing effect on photovoltaic performance of CdSe quantum-dots-sensitized TiO2 nanorod solar cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large area rutile TiO2 nanorod arrays were grown on F:SnO2 (FTO) conductive glass using a hydrothermal method at low temperature. CdSe quantum dots (QDs) were deposited onto single-crystalline TiO2 nanorod arrays by a ...

Yitan Li, Lin Wei, Ruizi Zhang, Yanxue Chen, Jun Jiao

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

First-principles study of hydrogen storage on Ti-decorated B{sub 2}C sheet  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The hydrogen storage capacity of Ti decorated B{sub 2}C sheet has been investigated by first-principles plane-wave calculation. It is revealed that a single Ti atom adsorbed on the B{sub 2}C sheet can strongly bind up to four hydrogen molecules. The adsorption energy is in the range of -0.36--0.82 eV/H{sub 2}, which is suitable for ambient temperature hydrogen storage. Considering the fact that Ti can be loaded on both sides of B{sub 2}C sheet, corresponding gravimetric storage capacity of Ti/B{sub 2}C system was also calculated and it can reach to about 7.0 wt%, exceeding the minimum requirement of 6.0 wt% for applications. - Graphical abstract: We investigated the hydrogen storage capacity of Ti decorated B{sub 2}C sheet. The most favorable adsorption geometries for every number of hydrogen molecules on Ti/B{sub 2}C complex are given in the figure. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ti decorated B{sub 2}C sheet serve as hydrogen storage medium. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A single Ti atom adsorbed on the B{sub 2}C sheet can strongly bind up to four hydrogen molecules. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The adsorption energy is in moderate range of -0.36--0.82 eV/H{sub 2}.

Guo, Y.H.; Xu, B.; Xia, Y.D.; Yin, J. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Liu, Z.G., E-mail: liuzg@nju.edu.cn [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

238

Investigation of the Ti/MgCl{sub 2} interface on a Si(111) 7 x 7 substrate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Photoelectron spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation, low energy electron diffraction, and ion-scattering spectroscopy were used in order to study the Ti/MgCl{sub 2} interface grown on an atomically clean Si(111) 7 x 7 substrate. A series of high resolution spectra after deposition of a thick MgCl{sub 2} layer, step by step deposition of Ti and gradual annealing, indicated a very reactive interface even at room temperature. Strong interaction between the incoming Ti atoms and the MgCl{sub 2} layer, leads to the formation of Ti{sup 2+} and Ti{sup 4+} oxidation states. The interfacial interaction continues even at multilayer Ti coverage mainly by the partial disruption of Mg-Cl bonds and the formation of Ti-Cl sites, rendering this interface a very promising UHV-compatible model of a pre-catalyst for olefin polymerization. After the final annealing, the MgCl{sub 2} multilayers desorb while Ti remains on the surface forming a silicide layer on which Cl and Mg atoms are attached.

Karakalos, S.; Siokou, A. [FORTH/ICE-HT, P.O. Box 1414, GR-26504 Rion, Patras (Greece); Skala, T.; Matolin, V. [Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Surface and Plasma Science, V Holesovickach 2, 18000 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Plekan, O. [Sincrotrone Trieste, AREA Science Park, I-34012 Basovizza (Italy); Ladas, S. [FORTH/ICE-HT, P.O. Box 1414, GR-26504 Rion, Patras (Greece); Surface Science Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, GR-26504, Rion, Patras (Greece); Prince, K. [Sincrotrone Trieste, AREA Science Park, I-34012 Basovizza (Italy); INFM, Laboratorio TASC, in Area Science Park, Strada Statale 14, Km 163.5, 34012 Basovizza-Trieste (Italy); Chab, V. [Institute of Physics, Chech Academy of Sciences, Cucrovarnicka 10, Prague (Czech Republic)

2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

239

H+ diffusion and electrochemical stability of Li1+x+yAlxTi2-xSiyP3-yO12 glass in aqueous Li/air battery electrolytes  

SciTech Connect

It is well known that LATP (Li1+x+y AlxTi2?x SiyP3?yO12) glass is a good lithium ion conductor. However, the interaction between LATP glass and H+ ions (including its diffusion and surface adsorption) needs to be well understood before the long-term application of LATP glass in an aqueous electrolyte based Li-air batteries where H+ always present. In this work, we investigate the H+ ion diffusion properties in LATP glass and their surface interactions using both experimental and modeling approaches. Our analysis indicates that the apparent H+ related current observed in the initial cyclic voltammetry scan should be attributed to the adsorption of H+ ions on the LATP glass rather than the bulk diffusion of H+ ions in the glass. Furthermore, the density functional theory calculations indicate that the H+ ion diffusion energy barrier (3.21 eV) is much higher than that of Li+ ion (0.79 eV) and Na+ ion (0.79 eV) in NASICON type LiTi2(PO4)3 material. As a result, the H+ ion conductivity in LATP glass is negligible at room temperature. However, significant surface corrosion was found after the LATP glass was soaked in strong alkaline electrolyte for extended time. Therefore, appropriate electrolytes have to be developed to prevent the corrosion of LATP glass before its practical application for Li-air batteries using aqueous electrolyte.

Ding, Fei; Xu, Wu; Shao, Yuyan; Chen, Xilin; Wang, Zhiguo; Gao, Fei; Liu, Xingjiang; Zhang, Jiguang

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

240

Comparative studies of etching mechanisms of CR-39 in NaOH/H2O and NaOH/ethanol  

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of scission of the carbonate ester bond in CR-39 by the hydroxide ion through basic hydro- lysis of ester-39 detectors during etching in NaOH/ethanol has also shown that sodium car- bonate is present

Yu, K.N.

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241

Clusters and Magnetism in Epitaxial Co-doped TiO? Anatase.  

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We show that under certain conditions, highly Co-enriched Ti0? anatase clusters nucleate on epitaxial Ti0? anatase grown on LaA?O?(001) by oxygen plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy. In the most extreme cases, virtually all incident Co segregates to the clusters, yielding a nanoscale ferromagnitic phase that is not ferromagnetic in homogeneous films of the same Co concentration. The nucleation of this phase simultaneous with continuous epitaxial film growth must be carefully monitored in order to avoid drawing false conclusions about the film structure

Chambers, Scott A.; Droubay, Timothy; Wang, Chong M.; Lea, Alan S.; Farrow, R.F.C; Folks, L.; Deline, V.; Anders, S.

2003-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

242

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Advances in the Surface Science of TiO2 – A Global Perspective  

SciTech Connect

TiO2 rutile single-crystal surfaces have served has useful prototypical, well-defined specimens for fundamental investigations of oxide surface science for many years. As a result of both experimental and theoretical efforts, we have gained considerable insight into the structural, electronic, thermochemical and photochemical properties of pristine as well as defective surfaces. In this brief review, I summarize some of the recent advances that have been made in the laboratories of participants of the International Workshop of Oxide Surfaces (IWOX) series, principally on TiO2(110).

Chambers, Scott A.

2007-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

244

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Photoinduced charge transfer between fullerenes and TiO{sub 2} semiconductor colloids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A photocatalytic method has been presented to carry out one-electron reduction of C{sub 60} and C{sub 70} in 50/50 (v/v) benzene/ethanol. The fullerene reduction was carried out in colloidal TiO{sub 2} suspension using UV excitation. The charge transfer between the excited TiO{sub 2} semiconductor colloid and fullerene molecule occurs with a quantum efficiency of 13% for C{sub 70} and 24% for C{sub 60}. Laser flash photolysis measurements have been carried out to elucidate the mechanism of photocatalytic reduction.

Kamat, P.V. [Univ. of Notre Dame, IN (United States). Radiation Lab.; Bedja, I.; Hotchandani, S. [Universite du Quebec a Trois Rivieres (Canada). Centre de Recherche en Photobiophysique

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Enhancing the Electron Mobility via Delta-Doping in SrTiO3  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We fabricated high-mobility {delta}-doped structures in SrTiO{sub 3} thin films in order to investigate the low temperature electronic transport properties of confined carriers in this system. An enhancement of the electron mobility above the bulk value was observed as the doped layer thickness decreased. High-field Hall measurements revealed that this mobility enhancement originates from higher-mobility electrons in the undoped clean regions, which have quantum-mechanically broadened from the doped layer. Because of the absence of apparent lattice misfit between the layers, this structure is highly suitable for investigating two-dimensional electron gases in SrTiO{sub 3}

Kozuka, Y.

2011-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

247

Diffusion bonding of Ti coated Zircaloy-4 and 316-L stainless steel  

SciTech Connect

Diffusion bonding of Zircaloy-4 and Type 316-L stainless steel was carried out by coating the joining surfaces with Ti to minimize the interlayer effect. Bonding heat treatments were carried out in vacuum at 1000 deg. C for 4 h and 1050 deg. C for 1 h. The microstructure of the diffusion zone was investigated by scanning electron microscopy and the phases in the diffusion zone were analyzed by energy dispersive spectroscopy. It is observed that Ti coating at the interface produced a dendritic structure in the diffusion zone formed in the Zircaloy-4. The concentration of the dendrites increases with an increase in bonding temperature.

Akhter, J.I. [Physics Division, Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, P. O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan)], E-mail: jiakhter@yahoo.com; Ahmad, M.; Ali, G. [Physics Division, Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, P. O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan)

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

248

Growth mechanism of in situ synthesized TiB{sub w} in titanium matrix composites prepared by common casting technique  

SciTech Connect

Titanium matrix composites reinforced with TiB and RE{sub 2}O{sub 3} (RE = rare earth metal) were fabricated by a non-consumable arc-melting technology utilizing chemical reaction between titanium, B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and RE. Microstructural characterization of in situ synthesized TiB was performed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). When the volume percentage is relatively low, the TiB shows a typical fine needle-shape due to the solidification process. The TiB whiskers have a B27 crystal structure and grow along the B27 [010] direction. Based on Density Functional Theory (DFT), the surface energies of B27 (100), (101), (101-bar ) and (001) planes were calculated. The results show that the cross sections of TiB whiskers are hexagonal and consist of (100), (101), (101-bar ) planes.

Lu, W.J. [State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Huashan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China)], E-mail: luweijie@sjtu.edu.cn; Xiao, L.; Geng, K.; Qin, J.N.; Zhang, D. [State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Huashan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

249

High Density n-Si/n-TiO2 Core/Shell Nanowire Arrays with Enhanced Photoactivity  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There are currently great needs to develop low-cost inorganic materials that can efficiently perform solar water splitting as photoelectrolysis of water into hydrogen and oxygen has significant potential to provide clean energy. We investigate the Si/TiO2 nanowire heterostructures to determine their potential for the photooxidation of water. We observed that highly dense Si/TiO2 core/shell nanowire arrays enhanced the photocurrent by 2.5 times compared to planar Si/TiO2 structure due to their low reflectance and high surface area. We also showed that n-Si/n-TiO2 nanowire arrays exhibited a larger photocurrent and open circuit voltage than p-Si/n-TiO2 nanowires due to a barrier at the heterojunction.

Hwang, Yun Jeong; Boukai, Akram; Yang, Peidong

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

250

Effect of crystallinity and nonstoichiometric region on dielectric properties of SrTiO{sub 3} films formed on Ru  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dielectric constant depending on the film thickness for SrTiO{sub 3} films formed on Ru was investigated after an annealing step at 600 deg. C, which shows that the dielectric constant increased abruptly with the film thickness up to 20 nm and then increased slightly, remaining relatively constant at a value of about 65. The abrupt increase was due to the crystallinity of SrTiO{sub 3} films. On the other hand, the slight increase was related to the existence of nonstoichiometric region near the interface of SrTiO{sub 3} film and Ru, which was intermixed with SrTiO{sub 3} and Ti-O phases having an equivalent oxide thickness over 0.32 nm.

Kim, Ja-Yong; Ahn, Ji-Hoon; Kang, Sang-Won; Kim, Jin-Hyock; Roh, Jae-Sung [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1, Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Hynix Semiconductor Incorporated, San 136-1, Ami-ri, Bubal-eub, Icheon-si, Kyoungki-do 467-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2007-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A reaction mechanism for titanium nitride CVD from TiCl{sub 4} and NH{sub 3}  

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A gas-phase and surface reaction mechanism for the CVD of TiN from TiCl{sub 4} and NH{sub 3} is proposed. The only gas-phase process is complex formation, which can compete with deposition. The surface mechanism postulates the stepwise elimination of Cl and H atoms from TiCl{sub 4} and NH{sub 3}, respectively, to form solid TiN and gaseous HCl. The mechanism also accounts for the change in oxidation state of Ti by allowing for liberation of N{sub 2}. Provided that the surface composition is at steady state, the stoichiometry of the overall reaction is reproduced exactly. In addition, the global kinetic law predicted by the mechanism is successfully fit to new deposition data from a rotating disk reactor and is shown to be consistent with literature results.

Larson, R.S.; Allendorf, M.D.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reaction of U-VI with titanium-substituted magnetite: Influence of Ti on U-IV speciation  

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Reduction of hexavalent uranium (UVI) to less soluble tetravalent uranium (UIV) through enzymatic or abiotic redox reactions has the potential to alter U mobility in subsurface environments. As a ubiquitous natural mineral, magnetite (Fe3O4) is of interest because of its ability to act as a rechargeable reductant for UVI. Natural magnetites are often impure with titanium, and structural Fe3+ replacement by TiIV yields a proportional increase in the relative Fe2+ content in the metal sublattice to maintain bulk charge neutrality. In the absence of oxidation, the Ti content sets the initial bulk Fe2+/Fe3+ ratio (R). Here, we demonstrate that Ti-doped magnetites (Fe3 xTixO4) reduce UVI to UIV. The UVI-Fe2+ redox reactivity was found to be controlled directly by R, but was otherwise independent of Ti content (xTi). However, in contrast to previous studies with pure magnetite where UVI was reduced to nanocrystalline uraninite (UO2), the presence of structural Ti (xTi = 0.25 0.53) results in the formation of UIV species that lack the bidentate U-O2-U bridges of uraninite. Extended x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopic analysis indicated that the titanomagnetite-bound UIV phase has a novel UIV-Ti binding geometry, different from the coordination of UIV in the mineral brannerite (UIVTi2O6). The observed UIV-Ti coordination at a distance of 3.43 Å suggests a binuclear corner-sharing adsorption/incorporation UIV complex with the solid phase. Furthermore, we explored the effect of oxidation (decreasing R) and solids-to-solution ratio on the reduced UIV phase. The formation of the non-uraninite UIV-Ti phase appears to be controlled by availability of surface Ti sites, rather than R. Our work highlights a previously unrecognized role of Ti in the environmental chemistry of UIV and suggests that further work to characterize the long-term stability of UIV phases formed in the presence of Ti is warranted.

Latta, Drew; Pearce, Carolyn I.; Rosso, Kevin M.; Kemner, Kenneth M.; Boyanov, Maxim I.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Bamboo Charcoal Load Ce-Doped Nano-TiO2 ...  

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Dissolution Kinetics of Steelmaking Slag and Its Promotion for the Growth of Algae · Electrodeposition of PbTe Thermoelectric Materials in NaOH Solutions.

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Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2/BiFeO3 Heterostructures  

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High Thermal Energy Storage Density LiNO3-KNO3-NaNO2-KNO2 Quaternary Molten Salt System for Parabolic Trough Concentrating Solar Power Generation.

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Nanostructured TiO 2 Shells surrounding Microcrystalline ATiO 3  

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High Thermal Energy Storage Density LiNO3-KNO3-NaNO2-KNO2 Quaternary Molten Salt System for Parabolic Trough Concentrating Solar Power Generation.

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Kerncentrale Borssele na 2013 Gevolgen van beindiging of voortzetting  

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the synthesis of MX2 monolayers, such as MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, MoTe2, TiS2, TaS2, TaSe2, NiTe2, and ZrS2.4­6 Bulk MoX associated with the increase in ionic radius of X. We also note that the lattice constants of MoX2 and WX2 are very close to each other, indicating that synthe- sizing MoX2-WX2 heterostructures might allow one

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Resistance spot welding of Ti-6A1-4V alloy  

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The effects of weld power, electrode force, electrode tip radius, and elapsed time between cleaning and welding on resistance spot welds in Ti-6Al-4V alloy were evaluated. The alloy is weldable by this technique, and a wide latitude can be taken in processing variables.

Jarboe, D.M.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pseudocapacitive Lithium-Ion Storage in Oriented Anatase TiO2 Nanotube Arrays  

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We report on the synthesis and electrochemical properties of oriented anatase TiO{sub 2} nanotube (NT) arrays as electrodes for Li-ion batteries. The TiO{sub 2} NT electrodes displayed both pseudocapacitive Li{sup +} storage associated with the NT surface and the Li{sup +} storage within the bulk material. The relative contribution of the pseudocapacitive and bulk storages depends strongly on the scan rate. While the charges are stored primarily in the bulk at low scan rates (<< 1 mV/s), the surface storage dominates the total storage capacity at higher scan rates (>1 mV/s). The storage capacity of the NT electrodes as a function of charge/discharge rates showed no dependence on the NT film thickness, suggesting that the Li{sup +} insertion/extraction processes occur homogeneously across the entire length of NT arrays. These results indicated that the electron conduction along the NT walls and the ion conduction within the electrolyte do not cause significant hindering of the charge/discharge kinetics for NT electrode architectures. As a result of the surface pseudocapacitive storage, the reversible Li{sup +} storage capacities for TiO{sub 2} NT electrodes were higher than the theoretical storage capacity for bulk anatase TiO{sub 2} materials.

Zhu, K.; Wang, Q.; Kim, J. H.; Pesaran, A. A.; Frank, A. J.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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(Ba,Sr)TiO3 dielectrics for future stacked- capacitor DRAM  

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Thin films of barium-strontium titanate (Ba,Sr)TiO3 (BSTO) have been investigated for use as a capacitor dielectric for future generations of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM). This paper describes progress made in the preparation of BSTO ...

D. E. Kotecki; J. D. Baniecki; H. Shen; R. B. Laibowitz; K. L. Saenger; J. J. Lian; T. M. Shaw; S. D. Athavale; C. Cabral; P. R. Duncombe; M. Gutsche; G. Kunkel; Y.-J. Park; Y.-Y. Wang; R. Wise

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-field superconductivity in some bcc Ti-Mo and Nb-Zr alloys  

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Zero electrical resistance at unusually high magnetic field strengths has been observed in the bcc alloys Ti-16 a/o (atomic percent) Mo, Nb-12 a/o Zr, and Nb-25 a/o Zr. The maximum highfield zero-resistance current density, Jc, in these ...

R. R. Hake; T. G. Berlincourt; D. H. Leslie

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Properties of ion implanted Ti-6Al-4V processed using beamline and PSII techniques  

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The surface of Ti-6Al-4V (Ti64) alloy has been modified using beamline implantation of boron. In separate experiments, Ti64 has been implanted with nitrogen using a plasma source ion implantation (PSII) technique utilizing either ammonia (NH{sub 3}), nitrogen (N{sub 2}), or their combinations as the source of nitrogen ions. Beamline experiments have shown the hardness of the N-implanted surface saturates at a dose level of {approximately} 4 {times} 10{sup 17} at/cm{sup 2} at {approximately} 10 GPa. The present work makes comparisons of hardness and tribological tests of (1) B implantation using beamline techniques, and (2) N implanted samples using ammonia and/or nitrogen gas in a PSII process. The results show that PSII using N{sub 2} or NH{sub 3} gives similar hardness as N implantation using a beamline process. The presence of H in the Ti alloy surface does not affect the hardness of the implanted surface. Boron implantation increased the surface hardness by as much as 2.5x at the highest dose level. Wear testing by a pin-on-disk method indicated that nitrogen implantation reduced the wear rate by as much as 120x, and boron implantation reduced the wear rate by 6.5x. Increased wear resistance was accompanied by a decreased coefficient of friction.

Walter, K.C.; Woodring, J.S.; Nastasi, M.; Munson, C.M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Williams, J.M.; Poker, D.B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Solid State Div.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Variant Selection during Alpha Precipitation in Ti-6Al-4V under the ...  

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... to available thermodynamic and mobility databases, but also incorporating the ... Characterizing and Exploring the Broad Utility of Kinetic Metallization, ... Effect of Heating Rate on the Short Time Aging Kinetics of Ti-6.8Mo-4.5Fe-1.5Al.

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Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance of Nanostructured Hybrid Solar Cell Using Highly Oriented TiO2 Nanotubes  

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Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance of Nanostructured Hybrid Solar Cell Using Highly Oriented TiO2 nanotubes can be effectively controlled for the suitable use for a hybrid solar cell by varying the diameter nanotubes to form hybrid solar cells. The open circuit voltage, short circuit current density, fill factor

Cao, Guozhong

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Band-engineered SrTiO{sub 3} nanowires for visible light photocatalysis  

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We have theoretically investigated the structural, electronic, and optical properties of perovskite SrTiO{sub 3} nanowires for use in visible light photocatalytic applications using pseudopotential density-functional theory calculations. The electronic structure calculations show that the band gap is modified in the SrTiO{sub 3} nanowires compared with that of the bulk. For TiO{sub 2}-terminated nanowires, the mid-band states induced by the combination of oxygen and strontium atoms on the surface lead to a shift in the valence band toward the conduction band without interference from the edge of the conduction band, which reduces the band gap. On the contrary, the electronic states induced by the combination of oxygen and strontium atoms on the surface of SrO-terminated nanowires lead to a shift in the conduction band toward the valence band. The calculated optical results indicate that the absorption edge of the nanowires shift towards the red-light region. These theoretical results suggest that perovskite SrTiO{sub 3} nanowires are promising candidates for use in visible light photocatalytic processes such as solar-assisted water splitting reactions.

Fu, Q.; He, T.; Li, J. L.; Yang, G. W. [State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, Institute of Optoelectronic and Functional Composite Materials, Nanotechnology Research Center, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, Guangdong (China)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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China For all ages a MulTi-generaTional exPloraTion  

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China For all ages a MulTi-generaTional exPloraTion The greaT Wall, TerraCoTTa Warriors & The MighCTuresque China Experience the Delights of a Well-Crafted Family Tour Dear Princetonian, Join Princeton Journeys, June 27 ­ July 9, 2013, for a comprehensive tour of China designed with families in mind. Explore

Rowley, Clarence W.

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Photoluminescence of samarium-doped TiO{sub 2} nanotubes  

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Samarium (Sm)-modified TiO{sub 2} nanotubes (TNTs) were synthesized by low-temperature soft chemical processing. X-ray powder diffraction analyses of the synthesized Sm-doped and non-doped TNTs show a broad peak near 2{theta}=10{sup o}, which is typical of TNTs. The binding energy of Sm {sup 3}d{sub 5/2} for 10 mol% Sm-doped TNT (1088.3 eV) was chemically shifted from that of Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3} (1087.5 eV), showing that Sm existed in the TiO{sub 2} lattice. Sm-doped TNTs clearly exhibited red fluorescence, corresponding to the doped Sm{sup 3+} ion in the TNT lattice. The Sm-doped TNT excitation spectrum exhibited a broad curve, which was similar to the UV-vis optical absorption spectrum. Thus, it was considered that the photoluminescence emission of Sm{sup 3+}-doped TNT with UV-light irradiation was caused by the energy transfer from the TNT matrix via the band-to-band excitation of TiO{sub 2} to the Sm{sup 3+} ion. - Graphical Abstract: Samarium-doped TiO{sub 2} nanotubes (TNTs) having a nanotubular structure were synthesized by soft chemical route. It was revealed that the energy associated by the band-to-band excitation of TNT matrix transferred to the doped Sm{sup 3+} ions in the lattice, resulting in emission of strong and visible red fluorescence. Highlights: > Sm-doped TiO{sub 2} nanotubes synthesized by low-temperature soft chemical processing. > Sm{sup 3+} substitutes Ti{sup 4+} ions in the nanotube lattice. > Clear fluorescent emission due to the f-f transition at the Sm{sup 3+} in a crystal field environment. > Band-to-band excitation of TiO{sub 2} and followed energy transfer to Sm{sup 3+} causes the luminescence.

Park, Dong Jin [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Sekino, Tohru, E-mail: sekino@tagen.tohoku.ac.jp [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Tsukuda, Satoshi [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Hayashi, Asuka [Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University, 8-1, Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Kusunose, Takafumi [Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University, Hayashi 2217-20, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-0396 (Japan); Tanaka, Shun-Ichiro [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Photocatalytic degradation of 4-chlorophenol: The effects of varying TiO{sub 2} concentration and light wavelength  

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The effects of TiO{sub 2} surface loading and light conditions on the photocatalyzed degradation of 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) were examined, in order to address deficiencies in previous studies in which these issues were not examined satisfactorily. It is proposed that these factors explain differences in the reported reaction intermediate concentrations. Increasing the loading of TiO{sub 2} in a slurry has little effect on the rate of 4-CP disappearance. However, the concentration of 4-chlorocatechol (4-CC), a primary degradation product decreases with increasing TiO{sub 2}. The rate of mineralization increased with increasing TiO{sub 2} concentration was more rapid under conditions of lower light intensity. Significant adsorption of 4-CC on Degussa P25 TiO{sub 2} was measured and these data are fitted well by a Langmuir isotherm. Adsorption of 4-CC accounts for most of the changes in 4-CC concentration at different TiO{sub 2} loadings. An increased proportion of surface oxidation reactions at higher TiO{sub 2} loadings and lower light intensity may explain the higher rates of mineralization in thicker slurries. The quantum yield of reaction of 4-CP increased with decreasing wavelength of light from {phi} = 0.0 1, at {lambda} = 360 nm to {phi} = 0.07, at {lambda} = 300 nm. A relationship of d[4-CP]/dt {proportional_to} I{sup 0.8} was measured. 29 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

Stafford, U.; Gray, K.A.; Kamat, P.V. [Univ. of Notre Dame, IN (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic and optical properties of TiCoSb under different pressures  

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The electronic structure and optical properties of TiCoSb are studied by the first-principles calculation. It is found that the band gaps increase with the pressure increasing. It is noted that the increase of the band gap is due to the electrons of Ti 3d and Co 3d of the valence band (VB) shifting away from the Fermi level. Our calculation indicates that TiCoSb has the large density of state near the Fermi level; moreover, the changes of the density of states near the Fermi level mainly are caused by Ti 3d and Co 3d under the different pressures. It is noted that the absorption edge increases with an increase of pressure. As pressure increases, the static dielectric constants {epsilon}{sub 1}(0) decrease. All peaks of the imaginary part of the dielectric function {epsilon}{sub 2}({omega}) move towards higher energies within increasing pressure. - Graphical abstract: The first peak positions of the absorption spectrum increase and shift the high energy with an increase of pressure. The buleshift of the absorption edge could be observed. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It is noted that the increase of the band gap is due to the electrons of Ti 3d and Co 3d of VB moving away from the Fermi level. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It is noted that the absorption edge increases with an increase of pressure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer As pressure increases, the static dielectric constant {epsilon}{sub 1}(0) decreases. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer All peaks of the imaginary part of the dielectric function {epsilon}{sub 2}({omega}) move to wards higher energies within creasing pressure.

Xu Bin, E-mail: hnsqxb@163.com [Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, North China Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power, Zhengzhou 450011 (China); Zhang Jing [Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, North China Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power, Zhengzhou 450011 (China); Liang Jianchu [Department of electronic science, Huizhou University, Guangdong 516001 (China); Gao Guoying; Yi Lin [Department of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice variations of Ti-6Al-4V alloy with hydrogen content  

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Effect of hydrogen content on the lattice parameter of Ti-6Al-4V alloy has been investigated by X-ray diffraction. The experimental results show that the solution of hydrogen in the Ti-6Al-4V alloy affects significantly on the lattice parameters of {alpha}, {beta} and {delta} phases, especially the {beta} phase. Furthermore, the critical hydrogen content of {delta} hydride formation for Ti-6Al-4V alloy is 0.385 wt.%. When the hydrogen content is lower than the critical hydrogen content, the {delta} hydride cannot precipitate and the lattice parameter ({alpha}) of {beta} phase linearly increases with the increasing of hydrogen content. When the hydrogen content is higher than the critical hydrogen content, the {delta} hydride precipitates and the lattice parameter ({alpha}) of {beta} phase varies inconspicuously with hydrogen content. In addition, the effects of lattice variations and {delta} hydride formation on microstructure are discussed. The {alpha}/{beta} interfaces of lamellar transformed {beta} phase become fuzzy with the increasing of hydrogen content because of the lattice expansion of {beta} phase. Compared with that of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy at low hydrogen content ({=} 0.385 wt.%) were completely reversed due to the formation of {delta} hydride. - Research Highlights: {yields} A novel method for determining {delta} hydride in Ti-6Al-4V alloy is presented. {yields} The critical hydrogen content of {delta} hydride formation is 0.385 wt.%. {yields} The lattice parameter of {beta} phase can be expressed as follows: a=0.323(1+9.9x10{sup -2}C{sub H}) . {yields} Precipitation of {delta} hydride has a significant influence on the microstructure. {yields} The {alpha}/{beta} interfaces of transformed {beta} phase became fuzzy in the hydrogenated alloy.

Zhu Tangkui, E-mail: zhutangkui@sohu.com; Li, Miaoquan, E-mail: honeymli@nwpu.edu.cn

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Plant response to Na/sup +/, K/sup +/ and K/sup +//Na/sup +/ ratios under saline conditions  

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This research was undertaken to more clearly determine plant response to saline-sodic waters. In the first experiment, the response of wheat and sorghum to different K/sup +//Na/sup +/ ratios at different osmotic potentials was investigated. The plants were grown in outdoor solution culture tanks containing polyethylene glycol and/or NaCl as osmoticum with 1/2 strength Hoagland as the base nutrient solution. The mass of the root system for both wheat and sorghum was determined primarily by the osmotic potential. However, root elongation was controlled primarily by the Na/sup +/ concentration. Sorghum root elongation rates decreased with increasing Na/sup +/ while those for wheat increased. Sodium was not translocated out of the sorghum root system until a critical Na/sup +/ root saturation level of .6 moles/kg was obtained. The second experiment was designed to investigate the water, nutrient and growth responses of the second crop of wheat in a wheat-sorghum-wheat rotation to zonal saline-sodic conditions.

Devitt, D.A.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation and photocatalytic activity of high-efficiency visible-light-responsive photocatalyst SnS{sub x}/TiO{sub 2}  

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Visible-light-responsive composite photocatalysts SnS{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} and SnS/TiO{sub 2} with different mass ratios were prepared by in-situ synthesis technology in solution with commercial TiO{sub 2}. The junction-based materials SnS{sub x} (x=1, 2)/TiO{sub 2} were found to have high visible-light photocatalytic performance and possess much better activity than the single-phase SnS{sub x} or TiO{sub 2}. The greatly enhanced photocatalytic activity of the SnS{sub x}/TiO{sub 2} composites was mainly attributed to the matching band potentials and efficient charge transfer and separation at the tight-bonding interface between SnS{sub x} and TiO{sub 2}. The fact was confirmed by the comparison of photocatalytic activities of the SnS{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} samples prepared by physical mixing method and in-situ synthesis technique. - Graphical Abstract: Visible-light-responsive composite photocatalysts SnS{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} and SnS/TiO{sub 2} with different mass ratios were prepared by in-situ synthesis technology in solution with commercial TiO{sub 2}. The photocatalysts SnS{sub x} (x=1, 2) and SnS{sub x}/TiO{sub 2} possess excellent photocatalytic activities. The greatly enhanced photocatalytic activity of the SnS{sub x}/TiO{sub 2} composites was mainly attributed to the matching band potentials and efficient charge transfer and separation at the tight-bonding interface between SnS{sub x} and TiO{sub 2}.

Yang Chongyin; Wang Wendeng; Shan Zhichao [State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructures, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Huang Fuqiang, E-mail: huangfq@mail.sic.ac.c [State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructures, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

274

A Lepton Universality Test at CERN NA62 Experiment  

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The NA62 experiment at CERN collected a large sample of K+ --> enu decays during a dedicated run in 2007, aiming at a precise test of lepton universality by measurement of the helicity suppressed ratio RK = BR(K+ --> enu)/BR(K+ --> munu). A preliminary result of the analysis of a partial data sample of 51089 K+ --> enu candidates is presented.

Evgueni Goudzovski

2010-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Li4Ti5O12 as an anode material for Li ion batteries in situ XRD and XPS studies.  

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?? This thesis examines parts of the kinetics and performance in Li-battery cells using lithium titanate anodes and lithium manganese oxide cathodes. Lithium titanate (Li4Ti5O12)… (more)

Nordh, Tim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Modification of the spontaneous emission of CdTe nanocrystals in TiO 2 inverted opals  

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A light source in a three-dimensional photonic crystal has been realized by depositing CdTenanocrystals on the inner surface of TiO 2 inverted opalfilms. Two effects

V. G. Solovyev; S. G. Romanov; C. M. Sotomayor Torres; M. Müller; R. Zentel; N. Gaponik; A. Eychmüller; A. L. Rogach

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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T ti E St S tTetiaroa Energy Storage System Estimated ZBB Zinc Bromide Battery Performance and Costs  

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T ti E St S tTetiaroa Energy Storage System Estimated ZBB Zinc Bromide Battery Performance and Costs Prull / KammenPrull / Kammen Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab, UC Berkeley 7/26/2010 http

Kammen, Daniel M.

278

Adsorption of TiCl[sub 4], SiH[sub 4], and HCl on Si(100): Application to TiSi[sub 2] chemical vapor deposition and Si etching  

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The interactions of TiCl[sub 4], SiH[sub 4], and HCl with Si(100) have been investigated by temperature programmed desorption (TPD) with the goal of better understanding the initial stages of TiSi[sub 2] chemical vapor deposition for circuit metallization and wafer etching with HCl/H[sub 2]. Coadsorption experiments with TiCl[sub 4] and SiH[sub 4] show that under most conditions H[sub 2] and SiCl[sub 2] are the main desorption products, with Ti being left behind on the surface. HCl is a minor product. However, at sufficiently low exposures of either TiCl[sub 4] or SiH[sub 4], the desorption of SiCl[sub 2] or H[sub 2], respectively, is inhibited in favor of HCl. A kinetic model involving formation of an HCl complex at defects has been formulated which explains the results quantitatively. HCl adsorption gives rise to the principal desorption products SiCl[sub 2] and H[sub 2], with HCl as a minor product. The kinetic behavior can also be explained quantitatively with the proposed model. Implications for TiSi[sub 2] growth are discussed with reference to possible growth temperatures and source gas pressures. The mechanism for etching by HCl is further elucidated.

Mendicino, M.A.; Seebauer, E.G. (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of projectile neutron number in the {sup 208}Pb({sup 48}Ti, n){sup 255}Rf and {sup 208}Pb({sup 50}Ti, n){sup 257}Rf reactions  

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Four isotopes of rutherfordium, {sup 254-257}Rf, were produced by the {sup 208}Pb({sup 48}Ti, xn){sup 256-x}Rf and {sup 208}Pb({sup 50}Ti, xn){sup 258-x}Rf reactions (x=1,2) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 88-Inch Cyclotron. Excitation functions were measured for the 1n and 2n exit channels. A maximum likelihood technique, which correctly accounts for the changing cross section at all energies subtended by the targets, was used to fit the 1n data to allow a more direct comparison between excitation functions obtained under different experimental conditions. The maximum 1n cross sections of the {sup 208}Pb({sup 48}Ti, n){sup 255}Rf and {sup 208}Pb({sup 50}Ti, n){sup 257}Rf reactions obtained from fits to the experimental data are 0.38{+-}0.07 nb and 40{+-}5 nb, respectively. Excitation functions for the 2n exit channel were also measured, with maximum cross sections of 0.40{sub -0.17}{sup +0.27} nb for the {sup 48}Ti induced reaction, and 15.7{+-}0.2 nb for the {sup 50}Ti induced reaction. The impact of the two neutron difference in the projectile on the 1n cross section is discussed. The results are compared to the Fusion by Diffusion model developed by Swiatecki, Wilczynska, and Wilczynski.

Dragojevic, I.; Garcia, M. A.; Gates, J. M.; Nelson, S. L.; Nitsche, H. [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Gregorich, K. E.; Stavsetra, L.; Sudowe, R. [Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Duellmann, Ch. E. [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Abteilung Kernchemie, Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung mbH, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany)

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructural characterization and mechanical property of active soldering anodized 6061 Al alloy using Sn-3.5Ag-xTi active solders  

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Active solders Sn-3.5Ag-xTi varied from x = 0 to 6 wt.% Ti addition were prepared by vacuum arc re-melting and the resultant phase formation and variation of microstructure with titanium concentration were analyzed using X-ray diffraction, optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The Sn-3.5Ag-xTi active solders are used as metallic filler to join with anodized 6061 Al alloy for potential applications of providing a higher heat conduction path. Their joints and mechanical properties were characterized and evaluated in terms of titanium content. The mechanical property of joints was measured by shear testing. The joint strength was very dependent on the titanium content. Solder with a 0.5 wt.% Ti addition can successfully wet and bond to the anodized aluminum oxide layers of Al alloy and posses a shear strength of 16.28 {+-} 0.64 MPa. The maximum bonding strength reached 22.24 {+-} 0.70 MPa at a 3 wt.% Ti addition. Interfacial reaction phase and chemical composition were identified by a transmission electron microscope with energy dispersive spectrometer. Results showed that the Ti element reacts with anodized aluminum oxide to form Al{sub 3}Ti-rich and Al{sub 3}Ti phases at the joint interfaces. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Active solder joining of anodized Al alloy needs 0.5 wt.% Ti addition for Sn-3.5Ag. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The maximum bonding strength occurs at 3 wt.% Ti addition. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The Ti reacts with anodized Al oxide to form Al{sub 3}Ti-rich and Al{sub 3}Ti at joint interface.

Wang, Wei-Lin, E-mail: wangwl77@gmail.com; Tsai, Yi-Chia, E-mail: tij@itri.org.tw

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Lanthanum diffusion in the TiN/LaOx/HfSiO/SiO2/Si stack  

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Band edge Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) devices are obtained by insertion of a thin LaO"x layer between the high-k (HfSiO) and metal gate (TiN). High temperature post deposition anneal induces Lanthanum diffusion across the HfSiO towards ... Keywords: APT, ATR-FTIR, HfSiO, Interfacial dipole, La, Metal/high-k stack, S-XPS, Threshold voltage tuning, TiN, ToF-SIMS

E. Martinez; P. Ronsheim; J. -P. Barnes; N. Rochat; M. Py; M. Hatzistergos; O. Renault; M. Silly; F. Sirotti; F. Bertin; N. Gambacorti

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Removal of heavy metals from aqueous waste streams using surface-modified nanosized TiO{sub 2} photocatalysts.  

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Titanium dioxide (TiO{sub 2}) colloidal particles ({approximately}45{angstrom}) whose surfaces were modified with chelating agents for photocatalytic removal of heavy-metal ions and their subsequent reduction to metallic form were investigated. Experiments were performed on nanoparticle TiO{sub 2} colloids derivatized with bidentate and tridentate ligands (thiolactic acid [TLA], cysteine, and alanine [ALA]) in batch mode in a photoreactor with 254nm light. We used catalysts designed and synthesized for selective and efficient removal of Pb and Cu with and without added hole scavenger (methanol). Parallel experiments also have been carried out in the dark to study metal ion adsorption properties. Solutions have been filtered to remove TiO{sub 2}, and metal particulates. Both the native solution and the metal deposited on the nanocrystalline TiO{sub 2} particles were analyzed. Results demonstrate that for the case of lead, the most effective TiO{sub 2} surface modifier was TLA (>99% Pb(II) removed from solution). Experiments performed to study Cn removal using TiO{sub 2} colloids modified with alanine showed that copper ions were effectively removed and reduced to metallic form in the presence of methanol.

Meshkov, N. K.

1998-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

283

Liquid impact erosion mechanism and theoretical impact stress analysis in TiN-coated steam turbine blade materials  

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Coating of TiN film was done by reactive magnetron sputter ion plating to improve the liquid impact erosion resistance of steam turbine blade materials, 12Cr steel and Stellite 6B, for nuclear power plant application. TiN-coated blade materials were initially deformed with depressions due to plastic deformation of the ductile substrate. The increase in the curvature in the depressions induced stress concentration with increasing number of impacts, followed by circumferential fracture of the TiN coating due to the circular propagation of cracks. The liquid impact erosion resistance of the blade materials was greatly improved by TiN coating done with the optimum ion plating condition. Damage decreased with increasing TiN coating thickness. According to the theoretical analysis of stresses generated by liquid impact, TiN coating alleviated the impact stress of 12Cr steel and Stellite 6B due to stress attenuation and stress wave reactions such as reflection and transmission at the coating-substrate interface.

Lee, M.K.; Kim, W.W.; Rhee, C.K.; Lee, W.J. [Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology, Taejon (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

L NATJDNAL BNII?GY TiEHMOLOGY LIBOCAYOlY V.0. DEPARTMENT OF  

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

NATJDNAL BNII?GY TiEHMOLOGY LIBOCAYOlY NATJDNAL BNII?GY TiEHMOLOGY LIBOCAYOlY V.0. DEPARTMENT OF Albany, OR .Morgantown, WV s Plllsburgh, PA @ENERGY Januaty 27,201 1 MEMORANDUM FOR MAXI( J. MATARRESE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT, SECURITY, SAFETY AND HEALTH l c ? FROM: \ DIVISION SUBJECT: Amual Natioilal Enviro~l~neiltal Policy Act (NEPA) Planning Summary for 2011 The attached documents conlprise the 201 1 Allnual NEPA Planning Summary for the National Enexgy TechnologyLaboratory. The infoimation is presented according to the guidance and fonnats provided by DOE'SNEPA office. As required by the Order 451.1B, the Annual NEPA Pla~lning Siimmary will be made available to the public. Please contact nte for any additional info~.mation regarding r\lETL,'s NEPA plans. Distribution: A. Chlgini

285

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MA.i\IAGE\tiE~TCE~TER  

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MA.i\IAGE\tiE~TCE~TER MA.i\IAGE\tiE~TCE~TER NEPA DETERMINATION Page 1 of2 RECIPIENT:Brayton Energy STATE: MA PROJECT TITLE: High-Efficiency Low-Cost Solar Receiver for use in a Supercritical C02 Recompression Cycle Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number CID Number DE-FOA-0000595 DE-EE0005799 GF0-0005799-{)01 G05799 Based on my review of the information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.1A), I have made the foUowing determination: CX, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: A9 Information gathering, analysis, and dissemination Information gathering (including, 'but not limited to, literature surveys, inventories, site vrsits, and audits}, data analysis (including, but not limited to, computer modeling}, document preparation

286

Current-Controlled Negative Differential Resistance due to Joule Heating in TiO2  

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We show that Joule heating causes current-controlled negative differential resistance (CC-NDR) in TiO2 by constructing an analytical model of the voltage-current V(I) characteristic based on polaronic transport for Ohm's Law and Newton's Law of Cooling, and fitting this model to experimental data. This threshold switching is the 'soft breakdown' observed during electroforming of TiO2 and other transition-metal-oxide based memristors, as well as a precursor to 'ON' or 'SET' switching of unipolar memristors from their high to their low resistance states. The shape of the V(I) curve is a sensitive indicator of the nature of the polaronic conduction.

A. S. Alexandrov; A. M. Bratkovsky; B. Bridle; S. E. Savel'ev; D. B. Strukov; R. Stanley Williams

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

287

The influence of temperature on the color of TiO{sub 2}:Cr pigments  

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TiO{sub 2}:Cr brown pigments were prepared via a polymeric precursor derived from the Pechini method. The pigments were analyzed by infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, ultraviolet-vis spectroscopy, and colorimetry. The increase of the calcination temperature from 700 to 1000 deg. C led to a decrease in the L* values, corresponding to darkening of the pigments. The pigments obtained in this work are darker than those produced by a solid-state reaction method reported before. The change in the pigment color is due to the anatase-rutile phase transition, which leads to a shift in the charge transfer bond (Ti{sup 4+} {r_reversible} O{sup 2-}) due to a change in the crystal field around the chromophore ions. Moreover, the oxidation state of chromium was observed to change, and this also alters the color of the pigments.

Gomes Vieira, Fagner Ticiano; Silva Melo, Danniely [LACOM, Departamento de Quimica, Centro de Ciencias Exatas e da Natureza, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Cidade Universitaria, Campus I, CEP:58059 900, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil); Jackson Guedes de Lima, Severino [LSR, Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil); Longo, Elson [CMDMC-LIEC, Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Araraquara, SP (Brazil); Paskocimas, Carlos Alberto [Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN (Brazil); Silva Junior, Wilson [Icra Produtos para Ceramica, Mogi Guacu, SP (Brazil); Gouveia de Souza, Antonio [LACOM, Departamento de Quimica, Centro de Ciencias Exatas e da Natureza, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Cidade Universitaria, Campus I, CEP:58059 900, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil); Garcia dos Santos, Ieda Maria [LACOM, Departamento de Quimica, Centro de Ciencias Exatas e da Natureza, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Cidade Universitaria, Campus I, CEP:58059 900, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil)], E-mail: ieda@quimica.ufpb.br

2009-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

288

INTERFACE DISORDER CONTROLLED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY YBa2Cu3O7 / SrTiO3 SUPERLATTICES  

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We report on the coherent growth of ultrathin YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) layers on SrTiO3 (STO) in YBCO/STO superlattices. The termination plane of the STO is TiO2 and the CuO chains are missing at the interface. Disorder (steps) at the STO interface cause alterations of the stacking sequence of the intra-cell YBCO atomic layers. Stacking faults give rise to antiphase boundaries which break the continuity of the CuO2 planes and depress superconductivity. We show that superconductivity is directly controlled by interface disorder outlining the importance of pair breaking and localization by disorder in ultrathin layers.

Garcia-Barriocanal, Javier [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Rivera-Calzada, Alberto [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Sefrioui, Z. [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Arias, D [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Varela del Arco, Maria [ORNL; Leon, C. [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Pennycook, Stephen J [ORNL; Santamaria, J. [Universidad Complutense, Spain

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

290

Nanopattern-stimulated superconductor-insulator transition in thin TiN films.  

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We present the results of the comparative study of transport properties of continuous and nanoperforated TiN films, enabling us to separate the disorder and the geometry effects. Nanopatterning transforms a thin TiN film into an array of superconducting weak links and eo ipso stimulates the disorder- and magnetic-field-driven superconductor-to-insulator transitions, shifting both transitions to a lower degree of microscopic disorder. We observe magnetoresistance oscillations reflecting collective phase-frustration behaviour of the multiconnected superconducting weak link network in a wide range of temperatures. We find that nanopatterning enhances the role of the two-dimensional Coulomb interaction and changes the characteristic energies of the film on length scales significantly larger than the mean free path or the superconducting coherence length.

Baturina, T. I.; Vinokur, V. M.; Mironov, A. Yu.; Chtchelkatchev, N. M.; Nasimov, D. A.; Latyshev, A. V. (Materials Science Division); (A. V. Rzhanov Inst. Semoconductor Physics); (Russian Academy of Sciences)

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Mesoporous TiO2 spheres with a nitridated conducting layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nitridated TiO2 mesoporous spheres have been synthesized by hydrothermal processing followed by post-nitridation with NH3. Characterization data reveal a nitridated conducting layer, in addition to a mesoporous, and nanosized building-block morphology resulting in a large surface area. The samples have an average pore size and surface area of, respectively, 10 nm and 87 m2/g. The nitridated TiO2 mesoporous spheres exhibit a high capacity of > 200 mAh/g with good cyclability and high rate capability, as the nitridated conducting layer and favorable morphology of nanosized spheres provides good electrical contact, accommodates cycling induced strain smoothly, and facilitates lithium-ion diffusion.

Yoon, Sukeun [ORNL; Bridges, Craig A [ORNL; Unocic, Raymond R [ORNL; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Enhanced photocatalytic activity of Ag microgrid connected TiO{sub 2} nanocrystalline films  

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One reason for the high degree of photogenerated carrier recombination was found to be the charge accumulation caused by the uneven reaction area on the photocatalyst surface. The authors connected TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles with conducting Ag microgrid. Obvious photocatalytic activity improvement (81%) over the pure TiO{sub 2} was observed, which is attributed to the electron-hole pairs separation by the metal-semiconductor contact and the large specific area of metal grid, which increased the O{sub 2} absorption and transported the electrons to the sites needed for the deoxidize reactions. This structure lowers the electron accumulation on the particles and improves the utilization ratio of the photoexcited carriers.

Pan Feng; Zhang Junying; Zhang Weiwei; Wang Tianmin; Cai Chao [Center of Materials Physics and Chemistry, Beihang University, Beijing 100083 (China)

2007-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

293

High energy terahertz pulses from organic crystals: DAST and DSTMS pumped at Ti:sapphire wavelength  

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High energy terahertz pulses are produced by optical rectification (OR) in organic crystals DAST and DSTMS by a Ti:sapphire amplifier system centered at 0.8 microns. The simple scheme provides broadband spectra between 1 and 5 THz, when pumped by collimated 60 fs near-infrared pump pulse and it is scalable in energy. Fluence-dependent conversion efficiency and damage threshold are reported as well as optimized OR at visible wavelength.

Monoszlai, B; Jazbinsek, M; Hauri, C P

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Mesoporous TiO2-B Microspheres with Superior Rate Performance for Lithium Ion Batteries  

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Mesoporous TiO2-B microsperes with a favorable material architecture are designed and synthesized for high power lithium ion batteries. This material, combining the advantages of fast lithium transport with a pseudocapacitive mechanism, adequate electrode-electrolyte contact and compact particle packing in electrode layer, shows superior high-rate charge-discharge capability and long-time cyclability for lithium ion batteries.

Liu, Hansan [ORNL; Bi, Zhonghe [ORNL; Sun, Xiao-Guang [ORNL; Unocic, Raymond R [ORNL; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL; Brown, Gilbert M [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

296

Importance of Diffusion in Methanol Photochemistry on TiO2(110)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The photoactivity of methanol on the rutile TiO2(110) surface is shown to depend on the ability of methanol to diffuse on the surface and find sites active for its thermal dissociation to methoxy. Temperature programmed desorption (TPD) results show that the extent of methanol photodecomposition to formaldehyde is negligible on the clean TiO2(110) surface at 100 K due to a scarcity of sites that can convert (photoinactive) methanol to (photoactive) methoxy. The extent of photoactivity at 100 K significantly increases when methanol is coadsorbed with oxygen, however only those molecules able to adsorb near (next to) a coadsorbed oxygen species are active. Preannealing coadsorbed methanol and oxygen to above 200 K prior to UV irradiation results in a significant increase in photoactivity. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) images clearly show that the advent of increased photoactivity in TPD correlates with the onset of methanol diffusion along the surface’s Ti4+ rows at ~200 K. These results demonstrate that optimizing thermal processes (such as diffusion or proton transfer reactions) can be critical to maximizing photocatalytic reactivity on TiO2 surfaces. This work was supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a multiprogram national laboratory operated for DOE by Battelle under contract DEAC05-76RL01830. The research was performed using EMSL, a national scientific user facility sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research and located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Shen, Mingmin; Acharya, Danda P.; Dohnalek, Zdenek; Henderson, Michael A.

2012-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

297

Biomimetic TiO{sub 2} photocatalysis: A model system for pyotosynthesis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Illumination of semiconductor colloids with light having energy greater than the band gap leads to the formation of electron/hold pairs. Similar to the natural photosynthetic systems, rapid recombination of photogenerated carriers is prevented by removal of one or both carriers from the semiconductor particle. Since the lifetime of charged pairs is very short, only very fast reactions with adsorbed species lead to efficient charge separation. Concurrently, surface adsorption also results in the blocking of the surface states that thermalize photogenerated charges and convert useful energy into heat. Thus, if the surface of the colloid is properly engineered the kinetics of the photochemical reactions and the redox properties of photogenerated charges in the modified colloids may be enhanced for stabilized charge separation, such as in natural photosynthesis. We have shown that adsorption of {alpha}-substituted mercapto-carboxylic acids on small particle TiO{sub 2} colloids results in the bidentate coordination of surface Ti atoms with carboxyl and mercapto groups. This complex is stabilized by the formation of a five membered ring which is the optimal configuration for octahedral coordination of Ti atoms. This surface modification of TiO{sub 2} results in the formation of a charge transfer complex that shifts the optical absorption threshold to the visible region of the spectrum (520 nm). These complexes provide more favorable absorbance properties for solar energy conversion. In this work we are applying electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) to study the transient species formed by the reactions initiated by charge transfer or colloid photoabsorption.

Thurnauer, M.C.; Rajh, T.; Tiede, D.M.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Efficient preparation of nanocrystalline anatase TiO{sub 2} and V/TiO{sub 2} thin layers using microwave drying and/or microwave calcination technique  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study has demonstrated that the synthesis of TiO{sub 2} and V/TiO{sub 2} thin layers may be significantly improved and extended if microwave energy is employed during the drying and/or calcination step. Thin nanoparticulate titania layers were prepared via the sol-gel method using titanium n-butoxide as a precursor. As prepared films were then analyzed by means of various characterization techniques (Raman spectroscopy, UV/Vis, AFM, XPS) in order to determine their functional properties. The photocatalytic activities of prepared layers were quantified by the decoloring rate of Rhodamine B. All thermal treatments in microwave field were done in the same manner, by using an IR pyrometer in the microwave oven and monitoring the temperature of the heating. Nevertheless the microwave and thermally prepared materials were different. This in turn may lead to differences in their functional and also photocatalytic properties. - Graphical abstract: This study has demonstrated that the synthesis of thin layers may be improved and extended if microwave energy is employed during the preparation process. Microwave processing has the potential to reduce the time, cost and energy input for the production of thin layers.

Zabova, H., E-mail: zabova@icpf.cas.c [Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Rozvojova 135, 165 02 Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Sobek, J.; Cirkva, V.; Solcova, O. [Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Rozvojova 135, 165 02 Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Kment, S. [Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Na Slovance 2, 182 21 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Hajek, M. [Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Rozvojova 135, 165 02 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

299

Growth of TiO{sub 2} Thin Film on Various Substrates using RF Magnetron Sputtering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The conductivity of Titanium Dioxide (TiO{sub 2}) thin film fabricated using Radio Frequency (RF) Magnetron Sputtering on Silicon (Si), Indium doped--Tin Oxide (ITO) and microscope glass (M) substrates is presented in this paper. The dependant of thin film thickness and type of substrate been discussed. TiO{sub 2} was deposited using Ti target in Ar+O{sub 2}(45:10) mixture at 250 W for 45, 60, 75, 90, 105 and 120 minute. Resultant thickness varies from 295 nm to 724 nm with deposition rate 6.4 nm/min. On the other hand, resistivity, Rs value for ITO substrate is between 5.72x10{sup -7} to 1.54x10{sup -6{Omega}}.m, Si substrate range is between 3.52x10{sup -6} to 1.76x10{sup -5{Omega}}.m and M substrate range is between 99 to 332 {Omega}.m. The value of resistivity increases with the thickness of the thin film.

Ali, Riyaz Ahmad Mohamed; Nayan, Nafarizal [Microelectronic and Nanotechnology-Shamsuddin Research Center (MiNT-SRC), Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor D.T. (Malaysia)

2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

300

Electronic structure of fully epitaxial Co2TiSn thin films  

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In this article we report on the properties of thin films of the full Heusler compound Co{sub 2}TiSn prepared by DC magnetron co-sputtering. Fully epitaxial, stoichiometric films were obtained by deposition on MgO (001) substrates at substrate temperatures above 600 C. The films are well ordered in the L2{sub 1} structure, and the Curie temperature exceeds slightly the bulk value. They show a significant, isotropic magnetoresistance and the resistivity becomes strongly anomalous in the paramagnetic state. The films are weakly ferrimagnetic, with nearly 1 {mu}{sub B} on the Co atoms, and a small antiparallel Ti moment, in agreement with theoretical expectations. From comparison of x-ray absorption spectra on the Co L{sub 3,2} edges, including circular and linear magnetic dichroism, with ab initio calculations of the x-ray absorption and circular dichroism spectra we infer that the electronic structure of Co{sub 2}TiSn has essentially non-localized character. Spectral features that have not been explained in detail before, are explained here in terms of the final state band structure.

Meinert, Markus; Schmalhorst, Jan; Wulfmeier, Hendrik; Reiss, Gunter; Arenholz, Elke; Graf, Tanja; Felser, Claudia

2010-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Controlling internal barrier in low loss BaTiO3 supercapacitors  

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Supercapacitor behavior has been reported in a number of oxides including reduced BaTiO3 ferroelectric ceramics. These so-called giant properties are however not easily controlled. We show here that the continuous coating of individual BaTiO3 grains by a silica shell in combination with Spark Plasma Sintering is a way to process bulk composites having supercapacitor features with low dielectric losses and temperature stability. The silica shell acts both as an oxidation barrier during the processing and as a dielectric barrier in the final composite. 1 Commercial supercapacitors are using polycrystalline materials in which metallic grains or foils (like tantalum) with extended specific surface are covered by their respective oxides (like tantalum oxide). The resulting barrier layers locate electronic and ionic space charges, increasing the capacitance density. While such barrier layer supercapacitors are of everyday use, 1,2 an improved control of the interfaces barrier in such advanced materials would lead to increased functionalities: higher charge storage ability, lower losses and increased cut-off frequency. We show here that individual coating of ferroelectric BaTiO3 grains by a silica shell followed by a fast sintering in reducing conditions leads to such stable

U-c. Chung; C. Elissalde; S. Mornet; M. Maglione; C. Estournès

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Band gap enhancement of glancing angle deposited TiO{sub 2} nanowire array  

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Vertically oriented TiO{sub 2} nanowire (NW) arrays were fabricated by glancing angle deposition technique. Field emission-scanning electron microscopy shows the formation of two different diameters {approx}80 nm and {approx}40 nm TiO{sub 2} NW for 120 and 460 rpm azimuthal rotation of the substrate. The x-ray diffraction and Raman scattering depicted the presence of rutile and anatase phase TiO{sub 2}. The overall Raman scattering intensity decreased with nanowire diameter. The role of phonon confinement in anatase and rutile peaks has been discussed. The red (7.9 cm{sup -1} of anatase E{sub g}) and blue (7.4 cm{sup -1} of rutile E{sub g}, 7.8 cm{sup -1} of rutile A{sub 1g}) shifts of Raman frequencies were observed. UV-vis absorption measurements show the main band absorption at 3.42 eV, 3.48 eV, and {approx}3.51 eV for thin film and NW prepared at 120 and 460 rpm, respectively. Three fold enhance photon absorption and intense light emission were observed for NW assembly. The photoluminescence emission from the NW assembly revealed blue shift in main band transition due to quantum confinement in NW structures.

Chinnamuthu, P.; Mondal, A.; Singh, N. K.; Dhar, J. C. [National Institute of Technology Agartala, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jirania, Tripura (West) 799055 (India); Chattopadhyay, K. K. [Jadavpur University, Department of Physics, Kolkata 700032 (India); Bhattacharya, Sekhar [SSN Research Centre, Tamil Nadu 603110 (India)

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Large Thermoelectric Power Factor in TiS2 Crystal with Nearly Stoichiometric Composition  

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A TiS2 crystal with a layered structure was found to have a large thermoelectric power factor. The in-plane power factor S2 /? at 300 K is 37.1 µW/K2cm with resistivity (?) of 1.7 m?cm and thermopower (S) of-251 µV/K, and this value is comparable to that of the best thermoelectric material, Bi2Te3 alloy. The electrical resistivity shows both metallic and highly anisotropic behaviors, suggesting that the electronic structure of this TiS2 crystal has a quasi-twodimensional nature. The large thermoelectric response can be ascribed to the large density of state just above the Fermi energy and inter-valley scattering. In spite of the large power factor, the figure of merit, ZT of TiS2 is 0.16 at 300 K, because of relatively large thermal conductivity, 68 mW/Kcm. However, most of this value comes from reducible lattice contribution. Thus, ZT can be improved by reducing lattice thermal conductivity, e.g., by introducing a rattling unit into the inter-layer sites.

H. Imai; Y. Shimakawa; Y. Kubo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Temperature Galling Characteristics of Ti-6Al-4V with and without Surface Treatments  

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Galling is a severe form of surface damage in metals and alloys that typically arises under relatively high normal force, low-sliding speed, and in the absence of effective lubrication. It can lead to macroscopic surface roughening and seizure. The occurrence of galling can be especially problematic in high-temperature applications like diesel engine exhaust gas recirculation system components and adjustable turbocharger vanes, because suitable lubricants may not be available, moisture desorption promotes increased adhesion, and the yield strength of metals decreases with temperature. Oxidation can counteract these effects to some extent by forming lubricative oxide films. Two methods to improve the galling resistance of titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V were investigated: (a) applying an oxygen diffusion treatment, and (b) creating a metal-matrix composite with TiB2 using a high-intensity infrared heating source. A new, oscillating three-pin-on-flat, high-temperature test method was developed and used to characterize galling behavior relative to a cobalt-based alloy (Stellite 6B ). The magnitude of the oscillating torque, the surface roughness, and observations of surface damage were used as measures of galling resistance. Owing to the formation of lubricative oxide films, the galling resistance of the Ti-alloy at 485o C, even non-treated, was considerably better than it was at room temperature. The IR-formed composite displayed reduced surface damage and lower torque than the substrate titanium alloy.

Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL; ERDMAN III, DONALD L [ORNL; Ohriner, Evan Keith [ORNL; Jolly, Brian C [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy characterization of the {omega} phase in water quenched Ti-5553 alloy  

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X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to investigate the {omega} phase in water quenched Ti-5553 alloy with a nominal composition of Ti-5Al-5V-5Mo-3Cr (wt.%), and the {omega} and the {beta} phase were distinguished by deconvoluting the XPS spectra of Al2p, V2p and Cr2p core level regions. In addition, it is found that the binding energy of core level electron of alloying elements shifts comparing with that of pure metals, and the fact was interpreted by charge redistribution model. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy technique could be used to characterize the nano-scale {omega} phase in {beta} alloys. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We characterize the {omega} phase in Ti-5553 alloy by XPS. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Binding energy of Al2p, V2p and Cr2p electron are different in the {omega} and {beta} phase. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Structural difference leads to the binding energy gap.

Qin, Dongyang, E-mail: qindongyang19831205@126.com [State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xian Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China) [State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xian Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); Northwest Institute for Non-ferrous Metal Research, Xi'an 710016 (China); Lu, Yafeng [Northwest Institute for Non-ferrous Metal Research, Xi'an 710016 (China)] [Northwest Institute for Non-ferrous Metal Research, Xi'an 710016 (China); Zhang, Kong; Liu, Qian [The State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China)] [The State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Zhou, Lian [Northwest Institute for Non-ferrous Metal Research, Xi'an 710016 (China)] [Northwest Institute for Non-ferrous Metal Research, Xi'an 710016 (China)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced 0.3-NA EUV lithography capabilities at the ALS  

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micro-exposure capabilities at the ALS using the 0.3-NA METEUV Microexposures at the ALS using the 0.3-NA MET Optic,”EUV lithography capabilities at the ALS Patrick Naulleau 1 ,

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoelectrochemical water splitting and simultaneous photoelectrocatalytic degradation of organic pollutant on highly smooth and ordered TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays  

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The photoelectrochemical water splitting and simultaneous photoelectrocatalytic degradation of organic pollutant were achieved on TiO{sub 2} nanotube electrodes with double purposes of environmental protection and renewable energy production under illumination of simulated solar light. The TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays (TiO{sub 2} NTs) were fabricated by a two-step anodization method. The TiO{sub 2} NTs prepared in two-step anodization process (2-step TiO{sub 2} NTs) showed much better surface smoothness and tube orderliness than TiO{sub 2} NTs prepared in one-step anodization process (1-step TiO{sub 2} NTs). In the photoelectrochemical water splitting and simultaneous photoelectrocatalytic decomposition process, the 2-step TiO{sub 2} NTs electrode showed both highest photo-conversion efficiency of 1.25% and effective photodecomposition efficiency with existing of methylene blue (MB) as sacrificial agent and as pollutant target. Those results implied that the highly ordered nanostructures provided direct pathway and uniform electric field distribution for effective charges transfer, as well as superior capabilities of light harvesting. - Graphical Abstract: The photoelectrochemical water splitting for hydrogen generation and simultaneous photoelectrocatalytic degradation of organic pollutant (methylene blue) were achieved on TiO{sub 2} nanotube electrodes with double purposes of environmental protection and renewable energy production under illumination of simulated solar light. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays were fabricated by a two-step anodization method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Hydrogen generation and organic pollutant degradation were achieved on TiO{sub 2} NTs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Highest photoconversion efficiency of 1.25% was achieved. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Increasing orderliness will increase photocatalytic activity of TiO{sub 2} NTs.

Wu Hongjun [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northeast Petroleum University, Daqing 163318 (China); Institute of Basic Energy Science and Technology, George Washington University, VA 20147 (United States); Zhang Zhonghai, E-mail: zhonghaizhangwill@gmail.com [Institute of Basic Energy Science and Technology, George Washington University, VA 20147 (United States); Graduate School of Science and Engineering for Research, University of Toyama, 3190 Gofuku, Toyama 930-8555 (Japan)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of NaI(Tl) electron response: comparison of different samples  

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Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Officeof Nonproliferation Research and Development (NA-22) of theof Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Office of Nuclear

Hull, Giulia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Caustic Recycle from Hanford Tank Waste Using Large Area NaSICON Structures (LANS)  

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This report presents the results of a 5-day test of an electrochemical bench-scale apparatus using a proprietary (NAS-GY) material formulation of a (Na) Super Ion Conductor (NaSICON) membrane in a Large Area NaSICON Structures (LANS) configuration. The primary objectives of this work were to assess system performance, membrane seal integrity, and material degradation while removing Na from Group 5 and 6 tank waste from the Hanford Site.

Fountain, Matthew S.; Sevigny, Gary J.; Balagopal, S.; Bhavaraju, S.

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

310

Physicochemical basis of the Na-K-Ca geothermometer  

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Regular changes in solution composition were observed experimentally during granite reaction with dilute NaCl (+CaCl/sub 2/) solutions; these changes closely follow the empirical Na-K-Ca geothermometer relationship. Initial minerals forming the granite (quartz, plagioclase, K-feldspar, and biotite) were etched by the reactions. Alteration phases formed include calcium-zeolite at <300/sup 0/C, feldspar overgrowths at >300/sup 0/C, and minor amounts of clay and calcsilicate at all temperatures. Amphibole overgrowths were also found at 340/sup 0/C. Quartz is near saturation in all experiments, and preliminary calculations of aqueous species distributions and mineral affinities indicate that the solutions achieve super-saturation with feldspars as the temperature increase. A consistent variation attributable to pH differences was observed in the empirical geothermometer relationship for all experimental data. At 340/sup 0/C, the experimental solutions appear to have deviated slightly from the empirical Na-K-Ca relationship. Such deviations may also be found in natural systems that attain such temperatures.

Janecky, D.R.; Charles, R.W.; Bayhurst, G.K.; Benjamin, T.M.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estudo do desempenho de um compressor axial de vários estágios com injeção de água na sua entrada.  

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??A simulação numérica de compressores axiais é de fundamental importância tanto na fase de projeto quanto na de desenvolvimento do compressor. A simulação numérica é… (more)

Luciano Porto Bontempo

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal versus rare-gas ion irradiation during Ti{sub 1-x}Al{sub x}N film growth by hybrid high power pulsed magnetron/dc magnetron co-sputtering using synchronized pulsed substrate bias  

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Metastable NaCl-structure Ti{sub 1-x}Al{sub x}N is employed as a model system to probe the effects of metal versus rare-gas ion irradiation during film growth using reactive high-power pulsed magnetron sputtering (HIPIMS) of Al and dc magnetron sputtering of Ti. The alloy film composition is chosen to be x = 0.61, near the kinetic solubility limit at the growth temperature of 500 Degree-Sign C. Three sets of experiments are carried out: a -60 V substrate bias is applied either continuously, in synchronous with the full HIPIMS pulse, or in synchronous only with the metal-rich-plasma portion of the HIPIMS pulse. Alloy films grown under continuous dc bias exhibit a thickness-invariant small-grain, two-phase nanostructure (wurtzite AlN and cubic Ti{sub 1-x}Al{sub x}N) with random orientation, due primarily to intense Ar{sup +} irradiation leading to Ar incorporation (0.2 at. %), high compressive stress (-4.6 GPa), and material loss by resputtering. Synchronizing the bias with the full HIPIMS pulse results in films that exhibit much lower stress levels (-1.8 GPa) with no measureable Ar incorporation, larger grains elongated in the growth direction, a very small volume fraction of wurtzite AlN, and random orientation. By synchronizing the bias with the metal-plasma phase of the HIPIMS pulses, energetic Ar{sup +} ion bombardment is greatly reduced in favor of irradiation predominantly by Al{sup +} ions. The resulting films are single phase with a dense competitive columnar structure, strong 111 orientation, no measureable trapped Ar concentration, and even lower stress (-0.9 GPa). Thus, switching from Ar{sup +} to Al{sup +} bombardment, while maintaining the same integrated incident ion/metal ratio, eliminates phase separation, minimizes renucleation during growth, and reduces the high concentration of residual point defects, which give rise to compressive stress.

Greczynski, Grzegorz; Lu Jun; Jensen, Jens; Petrov, Ivan; Greene, Joseph E.; Bolz, Stephan; Koelker, Werner; Schiffers, Christoph; Lemmer, Oliver; Hultman, Lars [Department of Physics (IFM), Linkoeping University, SE-581 83 Linkoeping (Sweden); Department of Physics (IFM), Linkoeping University, SE-581 83 Linkoeping (Sweden) and Materials Science Department and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Department of Physics (IFM), Linkoeping University, SE-581 83 Linkoeping (Sweden); Materials Science Department and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States) and Department of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); CemeCon AG, Adenauerstr. 20 A4, D-52146 Wurselen (Germany); Department of Physics (IFM), Linkoeping University, SE-581 83 Linkoeping (Sweden)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer simulation of the energy gap in ZnO- and TiO{sub 2}-based semiconductor photocatalysts  

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Ab initio calculations of the electronic structures of binary ZnO- and TiO{sub 2}-based oxides are performed to search for optimum dopants for efficient absorption of the visible part of solar radiation. Light elements B, C, and N are chosen for anion substitution. Cation substitution is simulated by 3d elements (Cr, Mn, Fe, Co) and heavy metals (Sn, Sb, Pb, Bi). The electronic structures are calculated by the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave method using the modified Becke-Johnson exchange-correlation potential. Doping is simulated by calculating supercells Zn{sub 15}D{sub 1}O{sub 16}, Zn{sub 16}O{sub 15}D{sub 1}, Ti{sub 15}D{sub 1}O{sub 32}, and Ti{sub 8}O{sub 15}D{sub 1}, where one-sixteenth of the metal (Ti, Zn) or oxygen atoms is replaced by dopant atoms. Carbon and antimony are found to be most effective dopants for ZnO: they form an energy gap {Delta}E = 1.78 and 1.67 eV, respectively. For TiO{sub 2}, nitrogen is the most effective dopant ({Delta}E = 1.76 eV).

Skorikov, N. A., E-mail: nskorikov@gmail.com; Korotin, M. A.; Kurmaev, E. Z. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Branch (Russian Federation); Cholakh, S. O. [Ural Federal University (Russian Federation)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Na(+)-H+ exchanger kinetics in adrenal glomerulosa cells and its activation by angiotensin II  

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We have studied the kinetic properties of basal and angiotensin II (ANG II) stimulated Na(+)-H+ exchange in adrenal glomerulosa cells by measuring changes in cytosolic pH (pHi) and initial rates of 22Na uptake in the presence or absence of dimethylamiloride (DMA). The cells were studied under basal conditions, at constant pHi with varied external sodium (Na+o), and at varied pHi with constant Na+o (50 mM). In 2,7-biscarboxyethyl-5(6)-carboxyfluorescein loaded cells under basal conditions, pHi rose from 7.09 +/- 0.02 to 7.19 +/- 0.02. Similarly, DMA-sensitive Na influx was enhanced from 9.2 +/- 1.3 to 14.8 +/- 2.1 nmol Na+/mg protein x min (P less than 0.01) by ANG II. In cells acid-loaded by preincubation in Na(+)-free media (pHi 6.8), addition of varying Na+o resulted in a rapid H+ efflux that was markedly inhibited by DMA. DMA-sensitive Na+ influx into these acidified cells with varied Na+o exhibited a Michaelis-Menten constant (Km) of 23 mM and a maximum velocity (Vmax) of 43 nmol Na+/mg protein x min. By varying pHi (from pHi 7.1 to 6.2), DMA-sensitive Na+ influx likewise showed activation with cellular acidification with a pK at pHi 7.09. At pHi 6.8, ANG II decreased the Km for Na+o from 23 to 17 mM and increased the Vmax from 43 to 53 nmol Na+/mg protein x min. The pHi dependence of DMA-sensitive Na+ influx was not affected by ANG II (pK at pHi 7.03). DMA also inhibited AII-stimulated aldosterone secretion and Na+ influx similarly. These results indicate that Na(+)-H+ exchange in adrenal glomerulosa cells is functioning under basal conditions, and is modulated by ANG II with enhanced Na+o affinity and Vmax but without a shift in pHi dependence (similar to ANG II effects on vascular smooth muscle cells). These effects suggest an important role for Na(+)-H+ exchange during ANG II stimulation of aldosterone production by glomerulosa cells.

Conlin, P.R.; Kim, S.Y.; Williams, G.H.; Canessa, M.L. (Brigham and Women' s Hospital, Boston, MA (USA))

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photocatalytic degradation of atrazine using TiO{sub 2}-impregnated mesh  

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TiO{sub 2} photocatalysis is investigated is a potential means for the disposal of pesticide rinsate waste at agrochemical dealerships. The focus is an evaluation of parameters that affect the rate and mechanism of atrazine degradation using formulated atrazine (ca. 20-25 ppm), TiO{sub 2} mesh, a high-pressure mercury-vapor lamp, and solar irradiation. The UV transmission of a variety of transparent materials was measured and atrazine photocatalysis was carried out using several materials as reactor covers. The pseudo-first-order rate constants were calculated and compared to determine which cover results in the most efficient atrazine degradation. A clear acrylic gave results nearly identical to Pyrex and was chosen for future photocatalytic experiments. UV intensity and photocatalytic rate were studied as a function of different numbers of layers of TiO{sub 2} mesh. It was found that five layers give the optimum rate of degradation without employing excess mesh. In order to assess the general effect of impurities present in water on the rate of atrazine degradation, water from five different sources was obtained and each sample was analyzed for purity and used to prepare aqueous atrazine for photocatalytic degradation. The results show that contaminants specific to different locations are likely to inhibit the rate of photocatalysis to different degrees. While working to maximize the rate of atrazine degradation, studies are concurrently in progress to elucidate the mechanism of degradation for the experimental conditions employed herein. Initial results indicate that the overall degradation of atrazine to the reported end product, cyanuric acid, occurs by two distinct pathways of similar importance.

Kiserow, D.J.; Pugh, K.C.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructure evolution in TiN films reactively sputter deposited on multiphase substrates  

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Cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy (X-TEM) has been used to investigate the microstructure of TiN films deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering onto ASP 30 high speed steel (HSS) substrates. ASP 30 is a multiphase material consisting of a martensitic matrix with MC and M/sub 6/C transition--metal particles embedded in it. The TiN films were approx.4 ..mu..m thick and were grown at substrate temperatures T/sub s/ between 200 and 550/sup 0/C. The X-TEM results showed that the film microstructure was very nonhomogeneous. A dense columnar morphology was observed above both the martensitic and M/sub 6/C substrate phases. The average column diameter ranged from 15 nm (T/sub s/ = 200/sup 0/C) to 50 nm (T/sub s/ = 550/sup 0/C) near the film/substrate interface over the martensitic phase and was in a factor of 2 less in the film regions adjacent to the M/sub 6/C phase. increased in both regions to 100 nm (T/sub s/ = 200/sup 0/C) to 150 nm (T/sub s/ = 550/sup 0/C) near the surface of the films. TiN grew epitaxially on MC particles but contained a high dislocation density which (except at 550/sup 0/C where some of the epitaxial grains extended throughout the entire film thickness) eventually coalesced to form low-angle grain boundaries and, finally, high-angle boundaries.

Helmersson, U.; Sundgren, J.; Greene, J.E.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Ferromagnetism in Co-doped (La,Sr)TiO3  

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The origin of ferromagnetism in Co-doped (La,Sr)TiO{sub 3} epitaxial thin films is discussed. While the as-grown samples are not ferromagnetic at room temperature or at 10 K, ferromagnetism at room temperature appears after annealing the films in reducing conditions and disappears after annealing in oxidizing conditions. Magnetic measurements, x-ray absorption spectroscopy, x-ray photoemission spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy experiments indicate that within the resolution of the instruments the activation of the ferromagnetism is not due to the presence of pure Co.

Fix, T.; Liberati, M.; Aubriet, H.; Sahonta, S.-L.; Bali, R.; Becker, C.; Ruch, D.; MacManus-Driscoll, J.L.; Arenholz, E.; Blamire, M.G.

2009-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlling Atomic Layer Deposition of TiO2 in Aerogels through Surface Functionalization  

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This report demonstrates a chemical functionalization method for controlling atomic layer deposition (ALD) of TiO{sub 2} in low-density nanoporous materials. Functionalization of silica aerogel with trimethylsilane is shown to strongly suppress TiO{sub 2} growth via ALD. Subsequent modification of the functionalization through selective removal of the hydrocarbon groups reactivates the aerogel towards TiO{sub 2} deposition. These results demonstrate the potential use of ALD as a selective tool for creating novel nanoporous materials. Nanoporous materials present significant technological advantage for a wide range of applications, including catalysis, energy storage and conversion, nanoelectronics to name just a few (1-4). Hence, there is considerable interest in developing synthetic pathways for the fabrication of nanoporous materials with tailored properties. Aerogels (AGs) are unique low-density, open-cell porous materials consisting of submicrometer pores and ligaments that can be used as a robust material platform for designing novel nanoporous materials. In recent years, a synthetic approach based on ALD on AG templates has emerged as a promising method for the directed growth of nanoporous materials (5-11, 18). This approach has been used successfully to prepare millimeter-sized high aspect ratio aerogels coated uniformly with zinc oxide (ZnO), tungsten (W) and alumina (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) (10, 11). The ALD process utilizes two sequential, self-limiting surface reactions resulting in a layer-by-layer growth mode. The self limiting nature of the surface reactions makes ALD a particularly suitable technique for uniform deposition onto high aspect ratio porous substrates. Additionally, chemical specificity of the surface reactions in ALD enables one to control the deposition process through selective functionalization of the substrate surface. In fact the functionalization of planar substrates such as silicon wafers with organosilane groups (R{sub n}SiX{sub 4-n} (n = 1-3)) has been shown to deactivate the substrate towards ZrO{sub 2}, HfO{sub 2}, ZnO, and TiO{sub 2} ALD processes (12-16). A possible mechanism for the deactivation effect is the blocking of surface functional groups, such as hydroxyl (OH) moieties, which serve as chemisorption sites for the ALD precursors and hence are essential for nucleating the deposition process. Henceforth, we shall refer to these surface functional groups as nucleation sites for the ALD process.

Ghosal, S; Baumann, T F; King, J S; Kucheyev, S; Wang, Y; Worsley, M A; Biener, J; Bent, S F; Hamza, A V

2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanomechanical and nanotribological properties of Nb substituted TiN thin films  

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Nanomechanical and nanotribological properties of Ti{sub 1-x}Nb{sub x}N (0{<=}x{<=}1) thin films were investigated as a function x. The films were deposited onto polycrystalline nuclear grade 316LN stainless steel (SS) substrate by radio frequency magnetron sputtering in 100% N{sub 2} plasma. The hardness and Young's modulus increased while the friction coefficient and wear volume decreased with increasing Nb substitution. The highest hardness achieved was 31GPa for x=0.77. At the same Nb concentration, the friction coefficient was 0.15 and the elastic recovery was 60%.

Krishna, M. Ghanashyam; Vasu, K.; Padmanabhan, K. A. [School of Physics, Centre for Nanotechnology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India); Centre for Nanotechnology, School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India)

2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrodeposition of U and Pu on Thin C and Ti Substrates  

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Physics experiments aimed at deducing key parameters for use in a variety of programs critical to the mission of the National Laboratories require actinide targets placed onto various substrates. The target material quantity and the substrate desired depend upon the type of experiment being designed. The physicist(s) responsible for the experimental campaign will consult with the radiochemistry staff as to the feasibility of producing a desired target/substrate combination. In this report they discuss the production of U and Pu targets on very thin C and Ti substrates. The techniques used, plating cells designed for, tips, and limits is discussed.

Henderson, R A; Gostic, J M

2010-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Intrinsic Spin-Orbit Coupling in Superconducting Delta-Doped SrTiO3 Heterostructures  

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We report the violation of the Pauli limit due to intrinsic spin-orbit coupling in SrTiO{sub 3} heterostructures. Via selective doping down to a few nanometers, a two-dimensional superconductor is formed, geometrically suppressing orbital pair-breaking. The spin-orbit scattering is exposed by the robust in-plane superconducting upper critical field, exceeding the Pauli limit by a factor of 4. Transport scattering times several orders of magnitude higher than for conventional thin film superconductors enables a new regime to be entered, where spin-orbit coupling effects arise non-perturbatively.

Bell, Christopher

2011-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing the electron mobility of SrTiO{sub 3} with strain  

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We demonstrate, using high-mobility SrTiO{sub 3} thin films grown by molecular beam epitaxy, that stress has a pronounced influence on the electron mobility in this prototype complex oxide. Moderate strains result in more than 300% increases in the electron mobilities with values exceeding 120 000 cm{sup 2}/V s and no apparent saturation in the mobility gains. The results point to a range of opportunities to tailor high-mobility oxide heterostructure properties and open up ways to explore oxide physics.

Jalan, Bharat; Moetakef, Pouya; Stemmer, Susanne [Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-5050 (United States); Allen, S. James [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-9530 (United States); Beltz, Glenn E. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-5070 (United States)

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL-4183E-rev1 N NA AT TU UR RA AL L G GA AS S V VA AR RI  

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4183E-rev1 4183E-rev1 N NA AT TU UR RA AL L G GA AS S V VA AR RI IA AB BI IL LI IT TY Y I IN N C CA AL LI IF FO OR RN NI IA A: : E EN NV VI IR RO ON NM ME EN NT TA AL L I IM MP PA AC CT TS S A AN ND D D DE EV VI IC CE E P PE ER RF FO OR RM MA AN NC CE E E EX XP PE ER RI IM ME EN NT TA AL L E EV VA AL LU UA AT TI IO ON N O OF F I IN NS ST TA AL LL LE ED D C CO OO OK KI IN NG G E EX XH HA AU US ST T F FA AN N P PE ER RF FO OR RM MA AN NC CE E Brett C. Singer, William W. Delp and Michael G. Apte Indoor Environment Department Atmospheric Sciences Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division July 2011 (Revised February 2012) Disclaimer 1 This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of

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Low resistance Ti Ohmic contacts to 4H-SiC by reducing barrier heights without high temperature annealing  

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Ti Ohmic contacts to relatively highly doped (1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 18} cm{sup -3}) n-type 4H-SiC have been produced, without high temperature annealing, by means of low temperature electronic cyclotron resonance microwave hydrogen plasma pre-treatment (HPT) of the SiC surface. The as-deposited Ti/4H-SiC contacts show Ohmic properties, and the specific contact resistance obtained is as low as 2.07 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4}{Omega}{center_dot}cm{sup 2} after annealing at low temperatures (400 Degree-Sign C). This is achieved by low barrier height at Ti/SiC interface, which could be attributed to decrease of surface states density by the HPT releasing Fermi level pinning, and to band-gap narrowing, image-force, and thermionic-field emission at high doping.

Huang Lingqin; Liu Bingbing; Zhu Qiaozhi; Chen Suhua; Gao Mingchao; Wang Dejun [School of Electronic Science and Technology, Faculty of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Qin Fuwen [State Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams (Ministry of Education), Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)

2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and Thermal Characterization of Ti+O Ion Implanted UltraHigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)  

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In this work, Metal-Gas Hybrid Ion Implantation technique was used as a tool for the surface modification of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE). Samples were Ti+O ion implanted by using Metal-Vapour Vacuum Arc (MEVVA) ion implanter to a fluence of 5x10{sup 16} ion/cm{sup 2} for each species and extraction voltage of 30 kV. Untreated and surface treated samples were investigated by Rutherford Back Scattering (RBS) Spectrometry, Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) Spectroscopy, Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). Results indicate that Ti+O ion implantation can be applied on UHMWPE surfaces successfully. ATR-FTIR spectra indicate that the C-H concentration on the surface decreased after Ti+O implantation. Thermal characterization with TGA and DSC shows that polymeric decomposition temperature is shifted after ion implantation.

Oztarhan, A.; Urkac, E. Sokullu; Kaya, N. [Bioengineering Department, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir 35100 (Turkey); Tihminlioglu, F. [Chemical Engineering Department, Izmir Institute of High Technology, Gulbahcekoyu Urla, Izmir (Turkey); Ila, D.; Chhay, B.; Muntele, C. [Center for Irradiation of Materials, Alabama A and M University, Normal, Huntsville AL 35762 (United States); Budak, S. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Alabama A and M University, Normal, AL 35762 (United States); Oks, E.; Nikolaev, A. [High Current Electrnonics, Institute , Tomsk (Russian Federation)

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoconductivity and Non-Exponential Relaxation at Insulating LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Interfaces  

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LaAlO{sub 3} is grown on SrO terminated (100) SrTiO{sub 3}, and (110) SrTiO{sub 3}, producing insulating heterointerfaces without light. Photocurrent spectroscopy at low temperatures reveals a broad distribution of interface states between 2 eV and 2.7 eV at both interfaces, with a higher density in the (110) case concomitant with relatively shallow traps. The photocurrent relaxation can be well fitted by a stretched exponential form, confirming energetically distributed electron traps. Photo-carrier lifetimes are larger than a few hundred seconds for optical excitation approaching the SrTiO{sub 3} band-gap energy, providing the opportunity to study transient light-induced properties at low temperatures.

Kim, Minu; Bell, C.; Hikita, Y.; Kozuka, Y.; Kim, B.G.; Hwang, H.Y.

2012-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Luminescence Spectroscopy of Eu-doped (Ca,Sr)TiO{sub 3} Nanocrystals Prepared by Using Sonochemical Method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Perovskite-type compounds (ABO{sub 3}) of (Ca,Sr)TiO{sub 3} doped with trivalent europium (Eu{sup 3+}) were synthesized by sonochemical techniques. Powder X-ray diffraction measurement on (Ca,Sr)TiO{sub 3} were used to identify the perovskite crystal structure. The photoluminescence property in (Ca,Sr)TiO{sub 3} with europium substitution several atoms in the host lattice was also studied. Further, the photoluminescence spectra were taken at room temperature. The structural difference between fourth kinds of doped samples with different heating temperatures accounts for the intensification of the luminescence intensity. The presented measurements monitor the emission wavelengths of the Eu{sup 3+} with emission peaks at 593, 615 and 700 nm. The obtained results were discussed with respect to developed preparation method.

Kurniawan, C. [Chemistry Department of Semarang State University, Jl. Raya Sekaran Semarang (Indonesia); Prijamboedi, B. [Chemistry Department of Bandung Institute of Technology, Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung (Indonesia)

2010-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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(001) textured L1{sub 0}-FePt pseudo spin valve with TiN spacer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TiN was investigated as a potential spacer material in L1{sub 0}-FePt based pseudo spin valves (PSV). PSVs with the structure MgO/L1{sub 0}-Fe{sub 50}Pt{sub 50} (20 nm)/TiN (5 nm)/L1{sub 0}-Fe{sub 50}Pt{sub 50} (x nm) were fabricated, where x was varied from 5 to 20 nm. The highest giant magnetoresistance (GMR) ratio of 0.61% was obtained for the PSV with a top L1{sub 0}-FePt thickness of 20 nm. Contributions to the GMR arose from both the spin dependent scattering at the FePt/TiN interfaces and domain wall resistivity. Magnon magnetoresistance was also observed in the fabricated PSVs.

Ho, P. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, 117576 Singapore (Singapore) and Data Storage Institute, Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR), 117608 Singapore (Singapore); Han, G. C. [Data Storage Institute, Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR), 117608 Singapore (Singapore); He, K. H.; Chow, G. M.; Chen, J. S. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, 117576 Singapore (Singapore)

2011-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Growth of SrTiO{sub 3}(110) film by oxide molecular beam epitaxy with feedback control  

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By controlling the growth of complex oxide films with atomic precision, emergent phenomena and fascinating properties have been discovered, and even been manipulated. With oxide molecular beam epitaxy (OMBE) we grow high-quality SrTiO{sub 3}(110) films by evaporating Sr and Ti metals with separate controls of the open/close timing of the shutters. The incident electron beam angle of the reflective high energy electron diffraction (RHEED) is adjusted to make the (01) beam sensitive to surface chemical concentration. By monitoring such an intensity, we tune the shutter timing to synchronize the evaporation amount of Sr and Ti in real-time. The intensity is further used as a feedback control signal for automatic growth optimization to fully compensate the possible fluctuation of the source flux rates upon extended growth. A 22 nm-thick film is obtained with the precision of metal cation stoichiometry better than 0.5%.

Feng Jiagui; Yang Fang; Yang Yang; Gu Lin; Guo Jiandong [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed-Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Wang Zhiming [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed-Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10/134, A-1040 Vienna (Austria); Zhang Jiandi [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (United States)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An Integrated Power Pack of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell and Li Battery Based on Double-Sided TiO2 Nanotube Arrays  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An Integrated Power Pack of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell and Li Battery Based on Double-Sided TiO2 harvest and storage processes. This power pack incorporates a series-wound dye- sensitized solar cell material.11,15 Compared with other integrated solar power supplies,16,17 double-sided TiO2 NTs with large

Wang, Zhong L.

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Controlling internal barrier in low loss BaTiO3 supercapacitors U-C. Chung, C. Elissalde, S. Mornet and M. Maglione  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Controlling internal barrier in low loss BaTiO3 supercapacitors U-C. Chung, C. Elissalde, S Supercapacitor behavior has been reported in a number of oxides including reduced BaTiO3 ferroelectric ceramics to process bulk composites having supercapacitor features with low dielectric losses and temperature

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Impact of Ge4+ ion as structural dopant of Ti4+ in anatase: crystallographic translation, photocatalytic behavior, and efficiency under UV and VIS irradiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nanometric particles of germanium-doped TiO2 were prepared by homogeneous hydrolysis of TiOSO4 and GeCl4 in an aqueous solution using urea as the precipitation agent. Structural evolution during heating of these starting ...

Václav Štengl; Tomáš Matys Grygar; Jana Velická; Ji?í Henych; Snejana Bakardjieva

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of electron lifetime in dye-sensitized solar cells using anodically grown TiO2 nanotube/nanoparticle composite photoanodes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) based on TiO"2 nanotube/nanoparticle (NT/NP) composite photoanodes were fabricated including different NT content into the NP network. The NPs expose large surface area for the dye anchoring, while the incorporated nanotubes ... Keywords: Anodic oxidation, Charge transport, Dye-sensitized solar cell, Electron lifetime, TiO2 nanotubes

Andrea Lamberti, Adriano Sacco, Stefano Bianco, Marzia Quaglio, Diego Manfredi, Candido Fabrizio Pirri

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of short-circuit current density in dye-sensitized solar cells using sputtered nanocolumnar TiO2compact layer  

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The effect of a nanocolumnar TiO2 compact layer in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) was examined. Such a compact layer was sputtered on a glass substrate with an indium tin oxide (ITO) film using TiO2 powder as the raw material, ...

Lung-Chien Chen; Cheng-Chiang Chen; Bo-Shiang Tseng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of TiOxNy nanoparticles embedded in HfOxNy as charge trapping nodes for nonvolatile memory device applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Silicon-oxide-nitride-oxide-silicon devices with nanoparticles (NPs) as charge trapping nodes (CTNs) are important to provide enhanced performance for nonvolatile memory devices. To study these topics, the TiO"xN"y metal oxide NPs embedded in the HfO"xN"y ... Keywords: Charge trapping nodes, HfOxNy, Nanoparticles, Nonvolatile memory devices, TiOxNy

Chien-Wei Liu; Chin-Lung Cheng; Kuei-Shu Chang-Liao; Jin-Tsong Jeng; Bau-Tong Dai; Chen-Pang Tsai

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CdSe quantum dots sensitized mesoporous TiO2 solar cells with CuSCN as solid-state electrolyte  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoporous TiO2 is functionalized by 3-mercaptopropyl trimethyoxysilane (MPTMS) to anchor CdSe quantum dots (QDs). The resulting TiO2/CdSe is combined with solid-state electrolyte (CuSCN) to form solar cells. It is found that the ...

Guanbi Chen; Lei Wang; Yu Zou; Xia Sheng; Hongjuan Liu; Xiaodong Pi; Deren Yang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of a Ta interlayer on the Titanium Silicide reaction: C40 Formation and scalability of the TiSi2 process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When a Ta layer is deposited at the Si-Ti interface a new phase has been detected, i.e., the TiSi2 C40. The C40-C54 transformation kinetics and the film morphology are consistent with an increase of the nucleation density with respect to the ... Keywords: C40, growth velocity, nucleation rate, scalability

F. La Via; S. Privitera; F. Mammoliti; M. G. Grimaldi

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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M5Si3(M=Ti, Nb, Mo) Based Transition-Metal Silicides for High Temperature Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transition metal silicides are being considered for future engine turbine components at temperatures up to 1600 C. Although significant improvement in high temperature strength, room temperature fracture toughness has been realized in the past decade, further improvement in oxidation resistance is needed. Oxidation mechanism of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3}-based alloys was investigated. Oxidation behavior of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3}-based alloy strongly depends on the atmosphere. Presence of Nitrogen alters the oxidation behavior of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} by nucleation and growth of nitride subscale. Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3.2} and Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3}C{sub 0.5} alloys exhibited an excellent oxidation resistance in nitrogen bearing atmosphere due to limited dissolution of nitrogen and increased Si/Ti activity ratio. MoSi{sub 2} coating developed by pack cementation to protect Mo-based Mo-Si-B composites was found to be effective up to 1500 C. Shifting coating composition to T1+T2+Mo{sub 3}Si region showed the possibility to extend the coating lifetime above 1500 C by more than ten times via formation of slow growing Mo{sub 3}Si or T2 interlayer without sacrificing the oxidation resistance of the coating. The phase equilibria in the Nb-rich portion of Nb-B system has been evaluated experimentally using metallographic analysis and differential thermal analyzer (DTA). It was shown that Nb{sub ss} (solid solution) and NbB are the only two primary phases in the 0-40 at.% B composition range, and the eutectic reaction L {leftrightarrow} Nb{sub SS} + NbB was determined to occur at 2104 {+-} 5 C by DTA.

Zhihong Tang

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical studies of Mg-doped Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} anodes.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Commercial lithium-ion batteries use carbon as the material of choice for the anode. However, because lithiated carbon has a voltage very close to the potential of metallic lithium, there are concerns about the safety of fully-charged carbon electrodes. The safety issue can be addressed by using a material that intercalates lithium at a higher voltage. A promising material is the lithium-titanium-oxide spinel material Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} which can accommodate 3 Li{sup +} ions per formula unit (corresponding to 175 mAh/g) in a two-phase reaction at approximately 1.5 V versus lithium. One of the drawbacks of this system is that the end-member Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} is electronically insulating, which limits electron transfer at the electrode surface. By doping this material with magnesium, Li{sub 4{minus}x}Mg{sub x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}, we introduced mixed-valent Ti{sup 4+}/Ti{sup 3+} into the stoichiometric spinel structure and thereby increased the electronic conductivity by several orders of magnitude without sacrificing electrochemical performance. In this presentation we will provide data on the extent of the solid solution in Li{sub 4{minus}x}Mg{sub x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}, the variation of electronic conductivity as a function of dopant concentration and the rate capability of the doped material.

Chen, C. H.; Jansen, A. N.; Vaughey, J.

1999-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effects of Pressure on the Laser Initiation of TiHx/KC104 and Other Pyrotechnics  

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The ignition thresholds of TiHx/KC104, Mg/Teflon, and an A1-torch mix are measured as a function of gas pressure for ignition by 514.5 nm pulses from an argon ion laser. The TiHx/KC104 system in argon gas has three distinct pressure regimes. The thresholds are very high below about 0.3 MPa, decrease rapidly between 0.3 and 1.5 MPa, and decrease gradually and become constant between 1.5 and 7 MPa. Mg/Teflon and the A1-torch mix also have decreasing thresholds with increasing gas pressures and decreasing pellet densities. Ignition pulse lengths between 0.25 and 20 milliseconds at a spot diameter of 65 microns in the TiHx/KC104 system indicate that the thresholds are predominantly power, not energy, thresholds for pulses longer than one millisecond. The increase in threshold power below one millisecond is consistent with a calculated time to reach thermal equilibrium of 0.96 milliseconds. The effect of beam diameters between 40 and 175 microns on the TiHx/KC104 thresholds is consistent with ignitions occurring at approximately the same temperature at the center of the beam. TiHx/KC104 and Zr/KC104/Viton/Graphite pyrotechnics are also ignitied in sealed devices through sapphire windows. Ignition thresholds are comparable to those on open surfaces in pressures of 0.1 to 0.5 MPa which suggests that samples first decompose and ignite under a pocket of pressure. Ignition failures in TiHx/KC104 and in low density Zr/KC104/Viton/Graphite samples are attributed to increased porosity and/or gaps near the windows which allow reaction products to escape from the ignition zone.

Holy, John A.; Girmann, Thomas C.

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NA Standards | Valence Geometries | Bond Angles-Furanose Rings  

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angles in Furanose Rings angles in Furanose Rings ----------------------------------------------------- ribose deoxyribose ----------------------------------------------------- angle mean esd N mean esd N value value ----------------------------------------------------- C1'-C2'-C3' 101.5 (0.9, 80) 102.7 (1.4, 47) C2'-C3'-C4' 102.7 (1.0, 80) 103.2 (1.0, 47) C3'-C4'-O4' 105.5 (1.4, 80) 105.6 (1.0, 47) C4'-O4'-C1' 109.6 (0.9, 80) 109.7 (1.4, 47) O4'-C1'-C2' 106.4 (1.4, 80) 106.1 (1.0, 47) C1'-C2'-O2' 110.6 (3.0, 80) na C3'-C2'-O2' 113.3 (2.9, 80) na C2'-C3'-O3' 111.0 (2.8, 80) 110.6 (2.7, 47) C4'-C3'-O3' 110.6 (2.6, 80) 110.3 (2.2, 47) C5'-C4'-C3' 115.5 (1.5, 80) 114.7 (1.5, 47)

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Formation of titanate nanostructures under different NaOH concentration and their application in wastewater treatment  

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The effects of the concentration of NaOH on the formation and transformation of various titanate nanostructures were studied. With increasing NaOH concentration, three different formation mechanisms were proposed. Nanotubes can only be obtained under moderate NaOH conditions, and should transform into nanowires with prolonged hydrothermal treatment, and their formation rate is accelerated by increasing NaOH concentration. Low concentration of NaOH results in the direct formation of nanowires, while extra high concentration of NaOH leads to the formation of amorphous nanoparticles. Adsorption and photocatalysis studies show that titanate nanowires and nanotubes might be potential adsorbents for the removal of both heavy metal ions and dyes and photocatalysts for the removal of dyes from wastewater. -- Graphical abstract: The morphologies of the titanates depend deeply on the concentration of NaOH. With increasing NaOH concentration, three different formation mechanisms were proposed. The application of these titanate nanostructures in the wastewater treatment was studied. Display Omitted Research highlights: {yields} Effect of NaOH concentration on the structures of various titanates was reported. {yields} Three different formation mechanisms were presented with increasing NaOH concentration. {yields} Various titanates were used as adsorbents/photocatalysts in wastewater treatment.

Huang Jiquan [Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and Physics, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002 (China); Graduate school of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049 (China); Cao Yongge, E-mail: caoyongge@fjirsm.ac.c [Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and Physics, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002 (China); Deng Zhonghua; Tong Hao [Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and Physics, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002 (China)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

Rasit Koc; Geoffrey Swift; Hua Xie

2005-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion mass dependence of the etch yield of SrTiO{sub 3} films in reactive plasmas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of the positive ion composition on the ion-assisted chemical etch yield of SrTiO{sub 3} films in Ar/SF{sub 6} plasmas is investigated using a parametric approach. The etch yield is found to decrease as the concentration fraction of molecular ions increases. Introducing the concept of effective mass for both ions and SrTiO{sub 3}, these experimental results are quantitatively explained in the framework of a well-established model originally developed to describe the sputtering of single-atom materials by noble monoatomic ions.

Langlois, O.; Stafford, L.; Margot, J.; Chaker, M. [Departement de Physique, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); INRS-Energie, Materiaux et Telecommunications, Varennes, Quebec (Canada)

2005-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal-to-Insulator Transition in Anatase TiO2 Thin Films Induced by Growth Rate Modulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We demonstrate control of the carrier density of single phase anatase TiO{sub 2} thin films by nearly two orders of magnitude by modulating the growth kinetics during pulsed laser deposition, under fixed thermodynamic conditions. The resistivity and the intensity of the photoluminescence spectra of these TiO{sub 2} samples, both of which correlate with the number of oxygen vacancies, are shown to depend strongly on the growth rate. A quantitative model is used to explain the carrier density changes.

Tachikawa, T; Minohara, M.; Nakanishi, Y.; Hikita, Y.; Yoshita, M.; Akiyama, H.; Bell, C.; Hwang, H.Y.

2012-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Ba{sub 5}Ti{sub 12}Sb{sub 19+x}, a polar intermetallic compound with a stuffed gamma-brass structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The polar intermetallic compound Ba{sub 5}Ti{sub 12}Sb{sub 19+x} (xbrass type with a primitive cell. A complex three-dimensional framework of Ti atoms, in the form of linked planar Ti{sub 9} clusters, is stuffed within the gamma-brass-type Ba-Sb substructure. Notwithstanding its relationship to the gamma-brass structure, the compound does not appear to conform to the Hume-Rothery electron concentration rules. Band structure calculations on an idealized Ba{sub 5}Ti{sub 12}Sb{sub 19} model suggest that the availability of bonding states above the Fermi level is responsible for the partial occupation, but only to a limited degree, of an additional Sb site within the structure. Magnetic measurements indicated Pauli paramagnetic behaviour. - A gamma-brass substructure built up of Ba-Sb clusters is stuffed with planar Ti{sub 9} clusters.

Bie Haiying [Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G2 (Canada); Mar, Arthur, E-mail: arthur.mar@ualberta.c [Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G2 (Canada)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Epitaxial growth of Ti{sub 3}SiC{sub 2} thin films with basal planes parallel or orthogonal to the surface on {alpha}-SiC  

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The growth of Ti{sub 3}SiC{sub 2} thin films were studied onto {alpha}-SiC substrates differently oriented by thermal annealing of TiAl layers deposited by magnetron sputtering. For any substrate's orientation, transmission electron microscopy coupled with x-ray diffraction showed the coherent epitaxial growth of Ti{sub 3}SiC{sub 2} films along basal planes of SiC. Specifically for the (1120) 4H-SiC, Ti{sub 3}SiC{sub 2} basal planes are found to be orthogonal to the surface. The continuous or textured nature of Ti{sub 3}SiC{sub 2} films does not depend of the SiC stacking sequence and is explained by a step-flow mechanism of growth mode. The ohmic character of the contact was confirmed by current-voltage measurements.

Drevin-Bazin, A.; Barbot, J. F.; Alkazaz, M.; Cabioch, T.; Beaufort, M. F. [Institut Pprime, UPR 3346, CNRS-Universite de Poitiers-ENSMA, Departement de Physique et Mecanique des Materiaux, SP2MI, Teleport 2, Bd M. et P. Curie, BP 30179, F-86962 Futuroscope-Chasseneuil (France)

2012-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic structure of delta-doped La:SrTiO{sub 3} layers by hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have employed hard x-ray photoemission (HAXPES) to study a delta-doped SrTiO{sub 3} layer that consisted of a 3-nm thickness of La-doped SrTiO{sub 3} with 6% La embedded in a SrTiO{sub 3} film. Results are compared to a thick, uniformily doped La:SrTiO{sub 3} layer. We find no indication of a band offset for the delta-doped layer, but evidence of the presence of Ti{sup 3+} in both the thick sample and the delta-layer, and indications of a density of states increase near the Fermi energy in the delta-doped layer. These results further demonstrate that HAXPES is a powerful tool for the non-destructive investigation of deeply buried doped layers.

Kaiser, A. M. [Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Peter-Gruenberg-Institut PGI-6, Forschungszentrum Juelich, 52425 Juelich (Germany); Gray, A. X. [Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California 94025 (United States); Conti, G.; Fadley, C. S. [Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Jalan, B. [Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-5050 (United States); Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota 55455 (United States); Kajdos, A. P.; Stemmer, S. [Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-5050 (United States); Gloskovskii, A. [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet, 55099 Mainz (Germany); Ueda, S.; Yamashita, Y.; Kobayashi, K. [NIMS Beamline Station at SPring-8, National Institute for Materials Science, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Drube, W. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany)

2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced performance of dye-sensitized solar cells based on TiO{sub 2} with NIR-absorption and visible upconversion luminescence  

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TiO{sub 2} with NIR-absorption and visible upconversion luminescence (UC-TiO{sub 2}) is prepared by a sol-gel method and calcined at 700 Degree-Sign C for 6 h. The material broadens the response region of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) from an ultraviolet-visible region to the whole region of the solar spectrum. It shifts NIR sunlight to visible light which matches the strong absorbing region of the dye (N719). DSSCs based on UC-TiO{sub 2} achieved higher conversion efficiency than that on raw TiO{sub 2}. UC-TiO{sub 2} was mixed with commercial raw TiO{sub 2} as additive, and the short-circuit current density, open-circuit voltage and conversion efficiency of the DSSC reached to the optimum values 13.38 mA/cm{sup 2}, 0.78 V and 6.63% (AM1.5 global), comparing with the blank values: 7.99 mA/cm{sup 2}, 0.75 V and 4.07%, respectively. Also the mechanisms of upconversion by multiphoton absorption and energy transfer processes are interpreted in this paper. - Graphical abstract: By introducing TiO{sub 2} with NIR-absorption and visible up-conversion luminescence into DSSC, a signal reflection was explored from ultra-violet region to visible region, and to near-IR region. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer TiO{sub 2} with NIR-absorption and visible up-conversion luminescence (UC-TiO{sub 2}) was prepared by a sol-gel method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A systematic characterization and analysis was carried out to discuss the mechanism. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A significantly enhanced performance of DSSC was explored by using UC-TiO{sub 2} as an additive.

Liang, Li [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Yulin, Yang, E-mail: ylyang@hit.edu.cn [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Mi, Zhou; Ruiqing, Fan; LeLe, Qiu [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Xin, Wang [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China) [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Department of Food and Environmental Engineering, Heilongjiang, East University, Harbin 150086 (China); Lingyun, Zhang [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China) [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); School of Chemical Engineering, Northeast Dianli University, Jilin 132012 (China); Xuesong, Zhou; Jianglong, He [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Local Co Structure in Epitaxial Cox Ti?-xO?-x Anatase  

SciTech Connect

The quest for diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMS) which retain their magnetism at and above room temperature is spanning several classes of materials. Such materials are critically important in the development of spintronics as spin injectors for semiconductor heterostructures that can operate without cryogenic cooling. Group IV, III-V, and II-VI DMS materials typically exhibit Curie temperatures (Tc) well below ambient due to weak interaction of the magnetic impurities. Calculations based on the Zener model of magnetism suggest that the strongest interaction is that mediated by holes, and experimental studies carried out to date have borne out this prediciton. One notable exception is that of Mn-doped GaN, which grows n-type by gas-source molecular beam epitaxy under certain conditions, and appears to be ferromagnetic at room temperature. In addition, it has recently been shown that at least one oxide semiconductor - Co-doped TiO? anatase or CoxTi?-xO?-x - is ferromagnetic well above room temperature when doped n-type by oxygen vacancies for x < ~0.1, but the mechanism of magnetism remains unknown.

Chambers, Scott A.; Heald, Steve M.; Droubay, Timothy

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Nanometer-scale striped surface terminations on fractured SrTiO{sub 3} surfaces.  

SciTech Connect

Using cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy on in situ fractured SrTiO{sub 3}, one of the most commonly used substrates for the growth of complex oxide thin films and superlattices, atomically smooth terraces have been observed on (001) surfaces. Furthermore, it was discovered that fracturing this material at room temperature results in the formation of stripe patterned domains having characteristic widths ({approx}10 to {approx}20 nm) of alternating surface terminations that extend over a long range. Spatial characterization utilizing spectroscopy techniques revealed a strong contrast in the electronic structure of the two domains. Combining these results with topographic data, we are able to assign both TiO{sub 2} and SrO terminations to their respective domains. The results of this experiment reveal that fracturing this material leads to reproducibly flat surfaces that can be characterized at the atomic-scale and suggest that this technique can be utilized for the study of technologically relevant complex oxide interfaces.

Guisinger, N. P.; Santos, T. S.; Guest, J. R.; Chien, T.-Y; Bhattacharya, A.; Freeland, J. W.; Bode, M.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Switchable Induced Polarization in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Heterostructures  

SciTech Connect

Demonstration of a tunable conductivity of the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interfaces drew significant attention to the development of oxide electronic structures where electronic confinement can be reduced to the nanometer range. While the mechanisms for the conductivity modulation are quite different and include metal insulator phase transition and surface charge writing, generally it is implied that this effect is a result of electrical modification of the LaAlO3 surface (either due to electrochemical dissociation of surface adsorbates or free charge deposition) leading to the change in the twodimensional electron gas (2DEG) density at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 (LAO/STO) interface. In this paper, using piezoresponse force microscopy we demonstrate a switchable electromechanical response of the LAO overlayer, which we attribute to the motion of oxygen vacancies through the LAO layer thickness. These electrically induced reversible changes in bulk stoichiometry of the LAO layer are a signature of a possible additional mechanism for nanoscale oxide 2DEG control on LAO/STO interfaces.

Bark, C [University of Wisconsin, Madison; Sharma, P. [University of Nebraska; Wang, Y. [University of Nebraska; Baek, Seung Hyub [University of Wisconsin, Madison; Lee, S. [University of Wisconsin, Madison; Ryu, S. [University of Wisconsin, Madison; Folkman, C H [University of Wisconsin; Paudel, Tula R [ORNL; Kumar, Amit [ORNL; Kalinin, Sergei V [ORNL; Sokolov, A. [University of Nebraska; Tsymbal, E Y [University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Rzchowski, M [University of Wisconsin; Gruverman, Alexei [ORNL; Eom, Professor Chang-Beom [University of Wisconsin, Madison

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Wetting at the BaTiO{sub 3}/Pt interface  

SciTech Connect

Using density functional theory, we analyze the wetting conditions for Pt on the (001) surface of ferroelectric BaTiO{sub 3} (BTO). We estimate the surface energy of (100), (110), and (111) Pt to be 2.42, 2.49, and 2.00 J/m{sup 2}, respectively. We find the BTO surface energy to vary between 0.26 and 2.28 J/m{sup 2} depending on termination, polarization, and chemical environment. The interface energy between TiO{sub 2}-terminated out-of-plane polarized BTO and (100) Pt is found to be between 1.64 and 2.62 J/m{sup 2}, indicating that (100) Pt cannot wet BTO for this interface. A similar result is found for an interface with (110) Pt. Cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy of Pt films grown on BTO by molecular beam epitaxy with a low flux at high deposition temperature shows Volmer-Weber islands, consistent with first principles calculations.

Fredrickson, Kurt D.; Posadas, Agham B.; Demkov, Alexander A. [Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)] [Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Dubourdieu, Catherine; Bruley, John [IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 (United States)] [IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 (United States)

2013-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

354

Dynamic fracture behavior of Ti-6Al-4V alloy with various stabilities of [beta] phase  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effect of stability of the body-centered cubic (bcc) [beta] phase on the dynamic fracture behavior of Ti-6Al-4V alloy at room temperature and 77 K has been studied. The presence of a highly unstable [beta] phase in the quenched alloy leads to a decrease in both the dynamic fracture toughness and the crack propagation energy, and this decrease becomes more pronounced when test temperature is reduced to 77 K. Somewhat improved fracture characteristics were obtained by applying anneal procedure to receive a fully stable [beta] phase. The highest fracture toughness as well as the greatest crack propagation resistance were observed in the air-cooled grade, where the lattice parameter of the bcc phase was intermediate between those pertaining to quenched and annealed Ti-6Al-4V alloys. The effect is attributed to the vanadium content in the [beta] phase, which is sufficiently high to suppress deformation-induced transformation. On the other hand, the V content should be low enough to retard ductile-brittle transition, typical for the bcc metals at cryogenic temperatures. As a result, marked toughening can be achieved, so that the lowest application temperature of high-strength titanium alloys containing the bcc phase can be decreased significantly.

Akmoulin, I.A.; Niinomi, M.; Kobayashi, T. (Toyohashi Univ. of Technology (Japan). Dept. of Production Systems Engineering)

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Photocatalytic destruction of atrazine using TiO{sub 2} mesh  

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The optimization of a technology for the TiO{sub 2}-mediated solar photocatalysis of atrazine is described. The target users of this technology might be agrochemical dealers, manufacturers, and possibly farmers. Studies were performed to determine the ideal cover material for such a reactor based on UV light transmitting properties. The best cover material was a UV transmitting acrylic. The TiO{sub 2} employed for this technology was bound to fiberglass mesh. The effects of mesh amount, stirring, water impurities, concentration of pesticide, and source of UV light (mercury vapor lamp vs. solar) were also determined. The most efficient photocatalysis was achieved using five layers of mesh, a stirred reaction, water low in carbonate and other ions, a dilute waste stream, and solar irradiation rather than a mercury-vapor lamp. The formation and disappearance of eight intermediates were followed in a 2429 h indoor experiment comparing pure and formulated atrazine. A modified reaction mechanism was proposed based on studies of the detected intermediates.

Pugh, K.C.; Kiserow, D.J.; Sullivan, J.M.; Grinstead, J.H. Jr.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

TiNiSn: A gateway to the (1,1,1) intermetallic compounds  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Recent awareness of the transport properties of Skutterudite pnictides has stimulated an interest in numerous other intermetallic compounds having a gap in the density of states at the Fermi level including the MNiSn compounds where M = (Ti, Zr, Hf). These intermetallic half-Heusler compounds are characterized by high Seebeck coefficients ({minus}150 to {minus}300 {micro}V/deg.) and reasonable carrier mobilities (30 to 50 cm{sup 2}/V-s) at room temperature which make them attractive candidates for intermediate temperature thermoelectric applications. Samples of TiNiSn were prepared by arc melting and homogenized by heat treatment. The temperature dependence of the electrical resistivity, Seebeck coefficient, and thermal diffusivity of these samples was characterized between 22 C and 900 C. The electrical resistivity and thermopower both decrease with temperature although the resistivity decreases at a faster rate. Electrical power factors in excess of 25 {micro}W/cm-C{sup 2} were observed in nearly single phase alloys within a 300 to 600 C temperature range. A brief survey of other selected ternary intermetallic compounds is also presented.

Cook, B.A.; Harringa, J.L. [Ames Lab., IA (United States); Tan, Z.S.; Jesser, W.A. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Cu2Sb thin films as anode for Na-ion batteries  

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Cu2Sb thin films prepared by magnetron sputtering are evaluated as an anode material for Na-ion batteries. The starting material is composed of nanocrystallites with the desired tetragonal P4/nmm structure. The study of the reaction mechanism reveals the formation of an amorphous/nanocrystalline phase of composition close to Na3Sb as the final reaction product. The solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) material is mostly composed of carbonates (Na2CO3, NaCO3R). The Cu2Sb anode possesses moderate capacity retention with a reversible storage capacity (250 mAh/g) close to the theoretical value (323 mAh/g), an average reaction potential of around 0.55 V vs. Na/Na+, and a high rate performance (10 C-rate).

Baggetto, Loic [ORNL; Allcorn, Eric [University of Texas, Austin; Manthiram, Arumugam [University of Texas, Austin; Veith, Gabriel M [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Synthesis, structure, and physicochemical investigations of the new {alpha} Cu{sub 0.50}TiO(PO{sub 4}) oxyphosphate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The room-temperature crystal structure of a new Cu(II) oxyphosphate-{alpha} Cu{sub 0.50} {sup II}TiO(PO{sub 4})-was determined from X-ray single crystals diffraction data, in the monoclinic system, space group P2{sub 1}/c. The refinement from 5561 independent reflections lead to the following parameters: a=7.5612(4)A, b=7.0919(4)A, c=7.4874(4)A, {beta}=122.25(1){sup o}, Z=4, with the final R=0.0198, wR=0.0510. The structure of {alpha} Cu{sub 0.50} {sup II}TiO(PO{sub 4}) can be described as a TiOPO{sub 4} framework constituted by chains of tilted corner-sharing [TiO{sub 6}] octahedra running parallel to the c-axis and cross linked by phosphate [PO{sub 4}] tetrahedra, where one-half of octahedral cavities created are occupied by Cu atoms. Ti atoms are displaced from the center of octahedra units in alternating long (2.308 A) and short (1.722 A) Ti-O(1) bonds along chains. Such O(1) atoms not linked to P atoms justify the oxyphosphate formulation {alpha} Cu{sub 0.50}TiO(PO{sub 4}). The divalent cations Cu{sup 2+} occupy a Jahn-Teller distorted octahedron sharing two faces with two [TiO{sub 6}] octahedra. EPR and optical measurements are in good agreement with structural data. The X-ray diffraction results are supported by Raman and infrared spectroscopy studies that confirmed the existence of the infinite chains -Ti-O-Ti-O-Ti-. {alpha} Cu{sub 0.50}TiO(PO{sub 4}) shows a Curie-Weiss paramagnetic behavior in the temperature range 4-80 K. - Graphical abstract: Projection of the structure of {alpha} Cu{sub 0.50}TiO(PO{sub 4}) along the a-axis.

Benmokhtar, S. [Laboratoire de Chimie des Materiaux Solides (LCMS), Universite Hassan II Mohammedia, Faculte des Sciences Ben M'Sik, Casablanca (Morocco); Belmal, H. [Laboratoire de Chimie des Materiaux Solides (LCMS), Universite Hassan II Mohammedia, Faculte des Sciences Ben M'Sik, Casablanca (Morocco); El Jazouli, A. [Laboratoire de Chimie des Materiaux Solides (LCMS), Universite Hassan II Mohammedia, Faculte des Sciences Ben M'Sik, Casablanca (Morocco)], E-mail: a.eljazouli@univh2m.ac.ma; Chaminade, J.P. [Institut de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS), Universite de Bordeaux1, 33608 Pessac (France); Gravereau, P. [Institut de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS), Universite de Bordeaux1, 33608 Pessac (France); Pechev, S. [Institut de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS), Universite de Bordeaux1, 33608 Pessac (France); Grenier, J.C. [Institut de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS), Universite de Bordeaux1, 33608 Pessac (France); Villeneuve, G. [CRPAA, UMR 5060, Universite Bordeaux, 33607-CNRS Pessac (France); Waal, D. de [Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria, 0002 Pretoria (South Africa)

2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

359

NA-ASC-100R-04-Vol.1-Rev.0  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

100R-04-Vol.1-Rev.0 100R-04-Vol.1-Rev.0 August 2004 SAND 2004-3740P Issued by Sandia National Laboratories for NNSA's Office of Advanced Simulation & Computing, NA-114. For more information, contact Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov at dimitri.kusnezov@nnsa.doe.gov ON THE COVER: These experimental images show the evolution of three gaseous cylinders (seeded with a tracer gas) that have been accelerated by a planar shock wave. The flow fields are dominated by vortices created by the shock acceleration, so the swirling red flows are the SF6 gas being entrained by the vortices. The yellow is air. Each photo consists of two snapshots of the flow at two times (with time interval about 200 microseconds). These images are produced by a laser-induced fluorescence technique. In each image the structures are traveling from left to right at speeds of 100 m/s.

360

2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - NNSA NA-40  

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

2 2 Reporting Office: NNSA NA-40 Section One - Current Mission (s) of the Organization and Potential Changes. 1. The Office of Emergency Operations (NA-40) administers and directs DOE and NNSA programs for emergency response capabilities to ensure availability and viability to respond to emergencies at DOE and NNSA facilities and field sites, and to nuclear and radiological emergencies within the United States and abroad. NA-40 is also responsible for the development of Departmental policy and guidance, technical assistance, and supporting implementation of emergency management planning, preparedness, readiness assurance, and response activities within DOE and NNSA. 2. NA-40 has no nuclear or radiological facilities under its cognizance; however,

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361

Arquitetura ODP-CIM aplicada na previsão distribuída da carga do sistema elétrico de potência.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??O presente trabalho apresenta a utilização do modelo CIM ? Common Information Model com uma abordagem ODP ? Open and Distributed Processing na definição de… (more)

Mário Roberto Bastos

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

2011 Annual Planning Summary for NNSA, Infrastructure and Environment (NA-50)  

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

The ongoing and projected Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for 2011 and 2012 within NNSA, Infrastructure and Environment (NA-50).

363

http://hq.na.gov/default.aspx?L=ITEM&ITEM=17500&CA=30&OT=101...  

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Advanced Simulation & Computing (ASC) Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20) Nuclear Cities Initiative (NCI) DOE Sites DOE Callup Directory Energy.Gov Simulation in...

364

O papel da advocacia de estado na gestão pública: análise da política pública energética no Brasil.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??O presente trabalho contém algumas reflexões sobre o papel da advocacia de Estado, na qual está inserida a Advocacia-Geral da União e seus membros de… (more)

Vaz, Tania Patricia de Lara

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

High Energy Density Na-S/NiCl2 Hybrid Battery  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

366

Electrodeposition of PbTe Thermoelectric Materials in NaOH Solutions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dissolution Kinetics of Steelmaking Slag and Its Promotion for the Growth of Algae · Electrodeposition of PbTe Thermoelectric Materials in NaOH Solutions.

367

Validação externa da metodologia de análise focada na decisão : o caso da "SEAB Paraná".  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Esta pesquisa tem como objetivo validar externamente a Metodologia da Análise Focada na Decisão (AFD) desenvolvida por Santos, Becker e Fisher (1998) a partir do… (more)

Luiz Roberto de Souza

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Migração silenciosa. Marcas do pensamento estético do Extremo Oriente na poesia portuguesa contemporânea.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Na viragem do séc. XIX para o séc. XX, sobretudo através de Wenceslau de Moraes e de Camilo Pessanha, a literatura e a poesia portuguesas… (more)

Almeida, Ana Catarina Dias Nunes de

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Impacto do TPS (Toyota Production System) na performance de empresas do sector automóvel.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??O presente trabalho pretende demonstrar que o Sistema de Produção Toyota é na sua essência um Sistema de Gestão do Conhecimento. Sendo composto pela revisão… (more)

Gonçalves, Sérgio Manuel Gago

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

NaNO3-KNO3 Ternary Molten Salts for Parabolic Trough  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Thermodynamic Properties of Novel Low Melting Point LiNO3- NaNO3-KNO3 Ternary Molten Salts for Parabolic Trough Solar Power ...

371

Optimization of Na 0.44 MnO 2 Cathode Material - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Symposium, Energy Storage: Materials, Systems, and Applications. Presentation Title, Optimization of Na0.44MnO2 Cathode Material for Use in Aqueous ...

372

Microstructures and mechanical properties of electron beam-rapid manufactured Ti-6Al-4V biomedical prototypes compared to wrought Ti-6Al-4V  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study represents an exploratory characterization and comparison of electron-beam melted (EBM) or rapid manufacturing (RM) of Ti-6Al-4V components (from nominal 30 {mu}m diameter powder) with wrought products. Acicular {alpha} and associated {beta} microstructures observed by optical metallography and electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) are compared along with corresponding tensile test and hardness data; including the initial powder particles where the Vickers microindentation hardness averaged 5.0 GPa in comparison with the fully dense, EB manufactured product with an average microindentation hardness ranging from 3.6 to 3.9 GPa. This compared with wrought products where the Vickers microindentation hardness averaged 4.0 GPa. Values of UTS for the EBM samples averaged 1.18 GPa for elongations ranging from 16 to 25%. Biomaterials/biomedical applications of EBM prototypes in direct prosthesis or implant manufacturing from CT or MRI data are discussed in the context of this work, especially prospects for tailoring physical properties through EB control to achieve customized and optimized implant and prosthetic products direct from CT-scans.

Murr, L.E. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States)], E-mail: fekberg@utep.edu; Esquivel, E.V. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Quinones, S.A. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Keck Center for 3-D Innovation, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Gaytan, S.M.; Lopez, M.I.; Martinez, E.Y. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Medina, F. [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Keck Center for 3-D Innovation, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Hernandez, D.H.; Martinez, E.; Martinez, J.L.; Stafford, S.W.; Brown, D.K. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Hoppe, T.; Meyers, W. [Stratasys, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (United States); Lindhe, U. [Arcam AB, Moelndal (Sweden); Wicker, R.B. [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Keck Center for 3-D Innovation, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States)

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

373

Combining pair distribution function and computational methods to understand lithium insertion in brookite (TiO{sub 2}).  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

X-ray pair distribution function (PDF) methods and first-principles calculations have been combined to probe the structure of electrochemically lithiated TiO{sub 2} Brookite. Traditional powder diffraction studies suggest that Brookite amorphizes upon lithium insertion, with the Bragg reflections disappearing. However, PDF analysis indicates that the TiO{sub 2} framework connectivity is maintained throughout lithium intercalation, with expansions along the a and b axes. The Li{sup +} ions within the framework are poorly observed in the X-ray PDF, which is dominated by contributions from the more strongly scattering Ti and O atoms. First-principles calculations were used to identify energetically favorable Li{sup +} sites within the Brookite lattice and to develop a complete structural model of the lithiated material. This model replicates the local structure and decreased intermediate range order observed in the PDF data. The analysis suggests that local structural distortions of the TiO{sub 2} lattice accommodate lithium in five-coordinate sites. This structural model is consistent with the observed electrochemical behavior.

Dambournet, D.; Chapman, K. W.; Koudriachova, M. V.; Chupas, P. J.; Belharouak, I.; Amine, K. (X-Ray Science Division); ( CSE); (Univ. Coll. London)

2011-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

374

The deposition of nanocrystalline TiO2 thin film on silicon using Sol-Gel technique and its characterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TiO"2 thin films were deposited using Sol-Gel spin coating technique using titanium isoperoxide as the Titania precursor. The films were characterized using X-ray diffraction, capacitance voltage measurement and Raman characterization technique. The ... Keywords: Sol-Gel, Spin coating, Titanium dioxide, X-ray diffraction

Mukesh Kumar; Mukesh Kumar; Dinesh Kumar

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Two-step self-assembly and lyotropic liquid crystal behavior of TiO2 nanorods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several self-assembly structures of anatase TiO2 nanorods were obtained by a two-step assembly process, and these structures formed different lyotropic liquid crystal in solution. Primary self-assembly occurred in synthesis process and formed ...

Zhimin Ren; Chao Chen; Rong Hu; Kaiguang Mai; Guodong Qian; Zhiyu Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Light-induced structural changes in Eu-doped (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} ceramics  

SciTech Connect

Fluorescence spectra of poled and unpoled Eu-doped (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} ceramics with various compositions were measured using 580 nm excitation. The ratio of the intensities of the Eu{sup 3+} {sup 5}D{sub 0}{yields}{sup 7}F{sub 2}/{sup 5}D{sub 0}{yields}{sup 7}F{sub 1} fluorescence transitions was used as an indicator for the symmetry of the Eu{sup 3+} site. As the symmetry decreases, the ratio increases. Increasing the Zr content in (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} increases the ratio, indicating that the symmetry of the Eu{sup 3+} site decreases. Exposure of the Eu-doped (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} samples to UV light also increases the intensity ratio, indicating that UV light exposure leads to structural distortions in Eu-doped (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} samples, lowering the Eu{sup 3+} site symmetry.

Myint, Thandar; Gunawidjaja, Ray; Eilers, Hergen [Applied Sciences Laboratory, Institute for Shock Physics, Washington State University, Spokane, Washington 99210-1495 (United States)

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

377

Direct epitaxial growth of InP based heterostructures on SrTiO3/Si(001) crystalline templates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A study of the structural and optical properties of an InAsP/InP quantum well heterostructure grown on a crystalline SrTiO"3 (STO)/Si(001) template is presented. The mismatch between InP and STO is fully accommodated by an array of geometric dislocations ... Keywords: Accommodation, Highly dissimilar systems, Molecular beam epitaxiy, Monolithic integration

G. Saint-Girons; J. Cheng; A. Chettaoui; J. Penuelas; B. Gobaut; P. Regreny; L. Largeau; G. Patriarche; Claude Botella; G. Hollinger

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Ferroelectricity in strained Ca0.5Sr0.5TiO3 from first principles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a density-functional theory investigation of strained Ca[subscript 0.5]Sr[subscript 0.5]TiO[subscript 3] (CSTO). We have determined the structure and polarization for a number of arrangements of Ca and Sr in a ...

Halilov, Samed

379

Quality-Controlled Upper-Air Sounding Dataset for TiMREX/SoWMEX: Development and Corrections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the Terrain-Influenced Monsoon Rainfall Experiment (TiMREX), which coincided with Taiwan’s Southwesterly Monsoon Experiment—2008 (SoWMEX-08), the upper-air sounding network over the Taiwan region was enhanced by increasing the radiosonde (“...

Paul E. Ciesielski; Wen-Ming Chang; Shao-Chin Huang; Richard H. Johnson; Ben Jong-Dao Jou; Wen-Chau Lee; Po-Hsiung Lin; Ching-Hwang Liu; Junhong Wang

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

A Combined 6,7Li NMR and Molecular Dynamics Study of Li Diffusion in Li2TiO3  

SciTech Connect

Understanding lithium diffusion properties in electrode materials is important for designing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with improved performance. In this work, the lithium dynamics in layered Li2TiO3 were characterized using a combination of 6,7Li nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) over a wide temperature range (150 to 500 K), and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The 7Li static NMR and stimulated echo experiments show slow and partial lithium diffusion in Li2TiO3. The high-field (21.1 T) 6Li magic angle spinning NMR shows a new tetrahedral lithium site along with the three crystallographic octahedral sites in Li2TiO3 sample. MD simulations predict that lithium can occupy a tetrahedral site if two or more vacancies exist in the vicinity, which may result, for example, from the presence of a Ti defect in the LiTi2 layer. 6Li two-dimensional (2D) exchange NMR experiments show evidence of lithium diffusion between the pure Li and LiTi2 layers along the c axis. Although the 2D exchange NMR data is not sensitive to lithium diffusion in the ab plane, MD simulations show that lithium diffusion in the pure Li layer is equally probable. Combining these results, a detailed picture of the lithium diffusion pathways in Li2TiO3 is presented.

Vijayakumar, M.; Kerisit, Sebastien N.; Yang, Zhenguo; Graff, Gordon L.; Liu, Jun; Sears, Jesse A.; Burton, Sarah D.; Rosso, Kevin M.; Hu, Jian Z.

2009-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of intradrystalline diffusion in zeolites communication 3. Kinetics of adsorption of trans-2-butene by NaA and NaMgA zeolites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article studies the kinetics of adsorption of trans-2-butene by NaA zeolite with a varying crystal size, microcrystalline granulated NaA zeolite using granules of different sizes, and microcrystalline powdered Na/sub 8/Mg/sub 2/A zeolite. It is shown that the rate of adsorption is determined by the intracrystalline diffusion and that the effect of transfer in the transport pores and the final rate of dissipation of the heat of adsorption can be neglected. In adsorption of trans-2-butene by Na/sub 8/Mg/sub 2/A zeolite with a stepwise change in the pressure of the adsorbate, the kinetic curves are satisfactorily described by an internal diffusion equation for the kinetics of isothermal adsorption. The kinetics of adsorption were studied at 303 degrees K from the one-component vapor phase on a vacuum adsorption setup using quartz spring balance.

Broddak, R.; Dubinin, M.M.; Falko, L.A.; Gorlov, V.A.; Kuhlmann, B.; Scholner, E.; Voloshchuk, A.M.

1985-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Photocatalytic and electrochemically assisted photocatalytic oxidation of formic acid on TiO2 films under UVA and UVB irradiation  

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Titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalysis is a possible alternative/complementary technology for water purification. Attempts to increase the overall efficiency of the process include using higher energy UV to gain better quantum efficiency and electrochemically assisting the process by the application of an external electrical potential. In this work, nanocrystalline TiO2 films, prepared on borosilicate glass and indium-doped tin oxide (ITO) borosilicate glass, were used to investigate the photocatalytic and electrochemically assisted photocatalytic oxidation of formic acid under UVA and UVB irradiation. The experiments were carried out in a stirred tank reactor with high mass transfer characteristics. The rate of formic acid oxidation under UVB irradiation was 30 % greater as compared to UVA irradiation. A maximum Uapp of 9 % was obtained under UVA irradiation in 100 % O2 under open circuit or +1.0 V (SCE) applied potential. A maximum Uapp of 20.3 % was obtained under UVB irradiation with 100 % O2 using TiO2 on borosilicate glass. Uapp was 19 % for +1.0 V, 100 % O2, using TiO2 on ITO borosilicate glass under UVB irradiation. The increase in oxidation rates and Uapp with UVB irradiation are due to the higher extinction coefficient of TiO2 at shorter wavelengths and/or the promotion of conduction band electrons to higher more stable states, thus reducing the rate of recombination of charge carriers. The use of a UVB source as compared to a UVA source results in a significant increase in the rate of oxidation and increased apparent quantum yields, however, a cost analysis of the process would

T. A. Mcmurray; J. A. Byrne; P. S. M. Dunlop; E. T. Mcadams

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Conversion of holes into reducing species on surface modified small-particle TiO{sub 2}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Complexation of colloidal titanium dioxide nanoparticles (40 {angstrom}) by cysteine as a surface derivative was investigated by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and infra-red (diffusion reflectance infra-red Fourier Transform DRIFT) spectroscopies. It was found that cysteine strongly binds to the colloid surface. The authors have demonstrated with EPR spectroscopy that cysteine modifies the TiO{sub 2} surface with formation of new trapping sites where photogenerated electrons and holes are localized. Illumination of cysteine modified TiO{sub 2} at 77K resulted in formation of a sulfur centered radical observed by EPR spectroscopy at 200 K. Upon addition of lead ions, a new complex of cysteine that bridges surface titanium atoms and lead ions was detected by IR spectroscopy. Illumination of lead/cysteine modified TiO{sub 2} did not result in the formation of sulfur centered radical, but symmetrical, lattice defect type EPR signal for trapped holes was observed. However, addition of methanol to this system resulted in the formation of {center_dot}CH{sub 2}OH radical following illumination at 8.2 K. After the temperature was raised to 120 K, doubling of the signal associated with electrons trapped at particle surface (Ti(3){sub surf}) was observed. On further increase of the temperature to 200 K the EPR signal for trapped electrons disappeared as a result of the reduction of Pb{sup 2+} ions, and metallic lead was observed to precipitate. Conversion of photogenerated holes into trapped electrons due to the presence of methanol doubles the yield of trapped electrons that can reduce Pb{sup 2+}. Direct reduction of Pb{sup 2+} ions by {center_dot}CH{sub 2}OH radical on TiO{sub 2} was not detected.

Micic, O.I.; Ostafin, A.E.; Rajh, T.; Sabelko, J.J.; Thurnauer, M.C.; Tiede, D.M.; Zhang, Y. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Chemistry Div.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Electro-optically cavity-dumped ultrashort-pulse Ti:sapphire oscillator  

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We report the demonstration of what we believe is the first electro-optically cavity-dumped short-pulse Ti:sapphire oscillator. By designing a novel ultrabroadband, zero-dispersion, zero-insertion-loss polarizer we have obtained single-pulse energies of {approx_gt}200 nJ directly from the oscillator at a repetition rate of 1kHz. The pulse duration is {lt}20fs with {approx_gt}10MW peak power with high contrast ({approx_gt}2000) between the pulses immediately preceding and following the main pulse. This system is well suited for white-light continuum generation and seeding multipass or regenerative amplifiers. {copyright} {ital 1996 Optical Society of America.}

Gibson, G.N.; Klank, R.; Gibson, F. [Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, U-46, 2152 Hillside Road, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 (United States); Bouma, B.E. [Research Laboratory of Electronics and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

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

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

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

1989-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

387

Hydrogen Release from Irradiated Vanadium Alloy V-4Cr-4Ti  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The present work is an attempt to obtain data concerning the influence of neutron and ? irradiation upon hydrogen retention in V-4Cr-4Ti vanadium alloy. The experiments on in-pile loading of vanadium alloy specimens at the neutron flux density 1014 n/cm2s, hydrogen pressure of 80 Pa, and temperatures of 563, 613, and 773 K were carried out using the IVG.1M reactor of the Kazakhstan National Nuclear Center. A preliminary set of loading/degassing experiments with non-irradiated material has been carried out to obtain data on hydrogen interaction with vanadium alloy. The, data presented in this work are related both to non-irradiated and irradiated samples.

Klepikov, A. Kh.; Romanenko, O. G.; Chikhray, E. V.; Tazhibaeva, I. L.; Shestakov, V. P.; Longhurst, Glen Reed

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Resonance Evaluation of 48Ti Including Covariance for Criticality Safety Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work we report the methodology and the results of an evaluation carried out for 48Ti in the resolved resonance region for applications in criticality safety calculations. The evaluation was performed using the computer code SAMMY with the reduced R-matrix Reich-Moore formalism. The Bayes scheme was utilized for fitting the experimental data. New transmission and capture data were essential in the evaluation process. A complete set of resonance parameters was obtained in the energy region from thermal to 400 keV. In addition to the resonance parameters, a resonance parameter covariance matrix was also obtained. The impact of the new resonance parameter evaluation in benchmark calculations, as well as the uncertainty, was verified.

Leal, Luiz C [ORNL; Guber, Klaus H [ORNL; Arbanas, Goran [ORNL; Wiarda, Dorothea [ORNL; Koehler, Paul Edward [ORNL; Kahler, A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

First Demonstration of Surface Passivation in Dye-Sensitized TiO2 Solar Cells by an Additive in the Electrolyte  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The composition of the electrolyte is known to greatly influence the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells. It has been speculated that some components of the electrolyte passivate the TiO2 surface against recombination; however, this has never been confirmed experimentally. We hereby present the first case of passivation of the TiO2 surface against recombination by an additive in the electrolyte. Even though the additive also causes a downward movement of the TiO2 bands, suppression of recombination prevails and an overall improvement in open-circuit photovoltage is observed. This work was conducted in collaboration with the DOE Office of Science program.

Kopidakis, N.; Neale, N. R.; van de Lagemaat, J.; Frank, A. J.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

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

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

Schick, Justin Ryan

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Modeling of Hydrogen Storage Materials: A Reactive Force Field for NaH  

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is the fall in potential energy surface during heating. Keywords: hydrogen storage, reactive force fieldModeling of Hydrogen Storage Materials: A Reactive Force Field for NaH Ojwang' J.G.O.*, Rutger van governing hydrogen desorption in NaH. During the abstraction process of surface molecular hydrogen charge

Goddard III, William A.

392

A New Improved Na-K Geothermometer By Artificial Neural Networks | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Improved Na-K Geothermometer By Artificial Neural Networks Improved Na-K Geothermometer By Artificial Neural Networks Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A New Improved Na-K Geothermometer By Artificial Neural Networks Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: A new Na/K geothermometer equation has been developed. The temperature function is:Concentrations are in mg/kg. The new improved geothermometer equation was developed by artificial neural networks. The normalized mean square error (NMSE) used in the new improved Na/K equation for temperatures ranging from 94 to 345°C is 0.179, which is lower than the corresponding NMSE 0.226, 0.598, 0.656, 0.268, 0.328 and 0.225 for the equations of Arnorsson et al. (1983; Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 47, 567-577), Truesdell (1975; Proc. 2nd UN Symposium), Tonani (1980; Proc. Adv. Eur.

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Application Of An Artificial Neural Network Model To A Na-K Geothermometer  

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Application Of An Artificial Neural Network Model To A Na-K Geothermometer Application Of An Artificial Neural Network Model To A Na-K Geothermometer Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Application Of An Artificial Neural Network Model To A Na-K Geothermometer Details Activities (3) Areas (2) Regions (0) Abstract: A new geothermometer model is proposed by applying data obtained from a known Na-K geothermometer to an artificial neural network. In this model, Na and K values were implemented as input signals and geothermometers as the output signal. Multi-layer perceptrons and back propagation were used as training algorithms for the artificial neural network. Reservoir temperatures of some geothermal fields in Turkey determined by this method are in accord with those determined from other methods.

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MWCNT-based Ag2S-TiO2 nanocomposites photocatalyst: ultrasound-assisted synthesis, characterization, and enhanced catalytic efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multiwalled carbon nanotube based nanoscale Ag2S and TiO2 composites have successfully synthesized via a facile ultrasoundassisted method. The nanocomposites were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, ...

Lei Zhu; Ze-Da Meng; Won-Chun Oh

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

A comparison of crystalline and molten structures of zirconolite (CaZrTi?O?), a potential plutonium wasteform medium, by molecular dynamics simulation and topological analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Molecular dynamics simulations of the ceramic compound zirconolite (CaZrTi?O?), a potential crystalline wasteform host for plutonium, were carried out for ideal and experimental crystalline forms and a simulated molten ...

Rich, Sarah Celeste

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Influence of selected alkoxysilanes on dispersive properties and surface chemistry of titanium dioxide and TiO2-SiO2 composite material  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper reports on characterisation of titanium dioxide and coprecipitated TiO2-SiO2 composite material functionalised with selected alkoxysilanes. Synthetic composite material was obtained by an emulsion method with cyclohexane ...

Katarzyna Siwi?ska-Stefa?ska, Filip Ciesielczyk, Magdalena Nowacka, Teofil Jesionowski

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Observation of UV-induced Auger features in catechol adsorbed on anatase TiO{sub 2} (101) single crystal surface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have investigated the electronic structure of catechol adsorbed on the anatase TiO{sub 2} (101) surface under illumination with ultraviolet (UV) light (4.75 eV) using resonant photoemission spectroscopy. UV illumination results in the appearance of a strong Ti MVV (M refers to photoionization of 3p level and VV the Auger decay process via the valence levels) feature at a kinetic energy of 26.2 eV. This is attributed to the creation of localised states following catechol to Ti-3d excitation by the UV source. A sharp resonance attributed to excitation from Ti 3p states into these localised states is observed in constant final state spectra.

Thomas, Andrew G. [School of Physics and Astronomy and Photon Science Institute, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Syres, Karen L. [School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom)

2012-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

398

Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition of High Silica SiO2-TiO2 Antireflective Thin Films for Glass Based Solar Panels  

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The atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition (APCVD) of SiO2-TiO2 thin films employing [[(tBuO)3Si]2O-Ti(OiPr)2], which can be prepared from commercially available materials, results in antireflective thin films on float glass under industrially relevant manufacturing conditions. It was found that while the deposition temperature had an effect on the SiO2:TiO2 ratio, the thickness was dependent on the time of deposition. This study shows that it is possible to use APCVD employing a single source precursor containing titanium and silicon to produce thin films on float glass with high SiO2:TiO2 ratios.

Klobukowski, Erik R [ORNL; Tenhaeff, Wyatt E [ORNL; McCamy, James [PPG; Harris, Caroline [PPG; Narula, Chaitanya Kumar [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Prediction of material removal rate for Ti-5Al-2.5Sn in EDM using multi-layered perceptron neural network technique  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Extensive work has been reported on modelling and optimization for different materials such as aluminum, iron, nickel-base alloy, C40 steel, mild steel, Ti6Al4V, HE15, 15CDV6, M-250, AISI D2 steel material etc. However model of process parameters for ... Keywords: EDM, Ti-5Al-2.5Sn, artificial neural network, material removal rate, multi layer perceptron

M. M. Rahman; Md. Ashikur Rahman Khan; K. Kadirgama; Rosli A. Bakar

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A one-pot synthetic approach to prepare palladium nanoparticles embedded hierarchically porous TiO{sub 2} hollow spheres for hydrogen peroxide sensing  

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A simple one-step method to fabricate hierarchically porous TiO{sub 2}/Pd composite hollow spheres without any template was developed by using solvothermal treatment. Pd nanoparticles (2-5 nm) were well dispersed in the mesopores of the TiO{sub 2} hollow spheres via in-situ reduction. In our experiment, polyvinylpyrrolidone played an important role in the synthetic process as the reducing agent and the connective material between TiO{sub 2} and Pd nanoparticles. HF species generated from solvothermal reaction leaded to the formation of TiO{sub 2} hollow spheres and Ostwald ripening was another main factor that affected the size and structure of the hollow spheres. The as-prepared TiO{sub 2}/Pd composite hollow spheres exhibited high electrocatalytic activity towards the reduction of H{sub 2}O{sub 2}. The sensitivity was about 226.72 {mu}A mM{sup -1} cm{sup -2} with a detection limit of 3.81 {mu}M at a signal-to-noise ratio of 3. These results made the hierarchically porous TiO{sub 2}/Pd composite a promising platform for fabricating new nonenzymic biosensors. - Graphical Abstract: A new one-step solvothermal method was developed to prepare Pd nanoparticles embedded hierarchically porous TiO{sub 2} hollow spheres. Due to its unique nanostructure, the prepared TiO{sub 2}/Pd modified GC electrode exhibit a high sensitivity (226.72 {mu}A mM{sup -1} cm{sup -2}), a relatively low reduction potential (-0.2 V), a fast response time (<3 s) and a relatively low detection limit of 3.81 {mu}M (S/N=3) towards H{sub 2}O{sub 2}.

Kong Lirong [Alan G. MacDiarmid Institute, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China); Lu Xiaofeng, E-mail: xflu@jlu.edu.c [Alan G. MacDiarmid Institute, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China); Bian Xiujie; Zhang Wanjin [Alan G. MacDiarmid Institute, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China); Wang Ce, E-mail: cwang@jlu.edu.c [Alan G. MacDiarmid Institute, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopic differentiation between O-atom vacancy and divacancy defects, respectively, in TiO2 and HfO2 by X-ray absorption spectroscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Defect state features have been detected in second derivative O K edge spectra for thin films of nano-crystalline TiO"2 and HfO"2. Based on soft X-ray photoelectron band edge spectra, and the occurrence of occupied band edge 4f states in Gd(Sc,Ti)O"3, ... Keywords: Bound resonance states, Divacancies, Immobile and mobile vacancies, Monovacancies, Pre-edge regime, X-ray absorption spectroscopy

G. Lucovsky; K. -B. Chung; J. -W. Kim; D. Norlund

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, structure, magnetic susceptibility and Mossbauer and Raman spectroscopies of the new oxyphosphate Fe{sub 0.50}TiO(PO{sub 4})  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new iron titanyl oxyphosphate Fe{sub 0.50}TiO(PO{sub 4}) was synthesized by both solid-state reaction and Cu{sup 2+}-Fe{sup 2+} ion exchange method. The material was then characterized by X-ray diffraction, Mossbauer spectroscopy, magnetic susceptibility measurements and Raman spectroscopy. The crystal structure of the compound was refined, using X-ray powder diffraction data, by Rietveld profile method; it crytallizes in the monoclinic system, space group P2{sub 1}/c (No.14), with a=7.4039(3)A, b=7.3838(3)A, c=7.4083(3)A, {beta}=120.36{sup o}(1), V=349.44(2)A{sup 3} and Z=4. The volume of the title compound is comparable to those of the M{sub 0.50}{sup II}TiO(PO{sub 4}) series, where M{sup II}=Mg, Co, Ni and Zn. The framework is built up from [TiO{sub 6}] octahedra and [PO{sub 4}] tetrahedra. [TiO{sub 6}] octahedra are linked together by corners and form infinite chains along the c-axis. Ti atoms are displaced from the center of octahedral units showing an alternating short distance (1.73A) and a long one (2.22A). These chains are linked together by [PO{sub 4}] tetrahedra. Fe{sup 2+} cations occupy a triangle-based antiprism sharing two faces with two [TiO{sub 6}] octahedra. Mossbauer and magnetic measurements show the existence of iron only in divalent state, located exclusively in octahedral sites with high spin confition (t{sub 2g}{sup 4}e{sub g}{sup 2}). Raman study confirms the existence of Ti-O-Ti chains.

Benmokhtar, S. [LCMS, UFR Sciences des Materiaux Solides, Faculte des Sciences Ben M'Sik, Casablanca (Morocco)]. E-mail: s.benmokhtar@univh2m.ac.ma; El Jazouli, A. [LCMS, UFR Sciences des Materiaux Solides, Faculte des Sciences Ben M'Sik, Casablanca (Morocco); Chaminade, J.P. [Institut de chimie de la matiere condensee de Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS), 87, av. du Dr. A. Schweittzer-33608 Pessac (France); Gravereau, P. [Institut de chimie de la matiere condensee de Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS), 87, av. du Dr. A. Schweittzer-33608 Pessac (France); Wattiaux, A. [Institut de chimie de la matiere condensee de Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS), 87, av. du Dr. A. Schweittzer-33608 Pessac (France); Fournes, L. [Institut de chimie de la matiere condensee de Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS), 87, av. du Dr. A. Schweittzer-33608 Pessac (France); Grenier, J.C. [Institut de chimie de la matiere condensee de Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS), 87, av. du Dr. A. Schweittzer-33608 Pessac (France); Waal, D. [Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria, 0002 Pretoria (South Africa)

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low loss composition of BaxSryCa1-x-yTiO3: Ba0.12-0.25Sr0.35-0.47Ca0.32-0.53TiO3  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dielectric thin-film material for microwave applications, including use as a capacitor, the thin-film comprising a composition of barium strontium calcium and titanium of perovskite type (Ba.sub.x Sr.sub.y Ca.sub.1-x-y)TiO.sub.3. Also provided is a method for making a dielectric thin film of that formula over a wide compositional range through a single deposition process.

Xiang, Xiao-Dong (Alameda, CA); Chang, Hauyee (Berkeley, CA); Takeuchi, Ichiro (Albany, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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" East North Central",21.3,"NA",26,27.6,29,32.4  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Number of Vehicles, Selected Survey Years (Millions)" Number of Vehicles, Selected Survey Years (Millions)" ,"Survey Years" ,1983,1985,1988,1991,1994,2001 "Total",129.3,137.3,147.5,151.2,156.8,191 "Household Characteristics" "Census Region and Division" " Northeast",23.9,"NA",26.6,27,26.6,31.7 " New England",6.6,"NA",6.6,6.5,7.6,10 " Middle Atlantic ",17.3,"NA",20.1,20.5,19,21.7 " Midwest ",32.5,"NA",37.8,38.4,41.1,47.1 " East North Central",21.3,"NA",26,27.6,29,32.4 " West North Central ",11.3,"NA",11.8,10.8,12.1,14.7 " South",45.1,"NA",50.6,52.7,56,70.2 " South Atlantic",22.2,"NA",25.9,26.6,28.4,38.8

405

" East North Central",751,"NA",539,650,639,792.21608  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Fuel Expenditures per Vehicle, Selected Survey Years (Nominal Dollars) " Fuel Expenditures per Vehicle, Selected Survey Years (Nominal Dollars) " ,"Survey Years" ,1983,1985,1988,1991,1994,2001 "Total",736,722,550,650,668,787 "Household Characteristics" "Census Region and Division" " Northeast",731,"NA",532,660,647,766.42074 " New England",706,"NA",526,687,637,810.19092 " Middle Atlantic ",740,"NA",534,651,651,746.41162 " Midwest ",738,"NA",539,651,644,792.60265 " East North Central",751,"NA",539,650,639,792.21608 " West North Central ",714,"NA",538,654,656,793.45498 " South",758,"NA",575,663,673,775.63816 " South Atlantic",772,"NA",559,639,676,755.54606

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" East North Central",627,"NA",550,553,574,585.28553  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Fuel Consumption per Vehicle, Selected Survey Years (Gallons) " Fuel Consumption per Vehicle, Selected Survey Years (Gallons) " ,"Survey Years" ,1983,1985,1988,1991,1994,2001 "Total",621,611,559,548,578,592 "Household Characteristics" "Census Region and Division" " Northeast",609,"NA",525,523,545,571.15003 " New England",582,"NA",517,541,542,585.83989 " Middle Atlantic ",619,"NA",528,517,545,564.4347 " Midwest ",620,"NA",550,554,580,588.14092 " East North Central",627,"NA",550,553,574,585.28553 " West North Central ",607,"NA",550,557,592,594.43665 " South",644,"NA",585,566,598,615.25944 " South Atlantic",647,"NA",563,542,601,602.53752

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Epitaxial Fe{sub 3-x}Ti{sub x}O{sub 4} films from magnetite to ulvöspinel by pulsed laser deposition  

SciTech Connect

Epitaxial films along the Fe{sub 3-x}Ti{sub x}O{sub 4} (titanomagnetite) compositional series from pure end-members magnetite (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}) to ulvöspinel (Fe{sub 2}TiO{sub 4}) were successfully grown by pulsed laser deposition on MgO(100) substrates. Spectroscopic characterization including high resolution x-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and synchrotron-based x-ray absorption and magnetic circular dichroism consistently shows that Ti(IV) substitutes for Fe(III) in the inverse spinel lattice with a proportional increase in lattice Fe(II) concentration. No evidence of Ti interstitials, spinodal decomposition, or secondary phases was found in the bulk of the grown films. At the uppermost few nanometers of the Ti-bearing film surfaces, evidence suggests that Fe(II) is susceptible to facile oxidation, and that an associated lower Fe/Ti ratio in this region is consistent with surface compositional incompleteness or alteration to a titanomaghemite-like composition and structure. The surface of these films nonetheless appear to remain highly ordered and commensurate with the underlying structure despite facile oxidation, a surface condition that is found to be reversible to some extent by heating in low oxygen environments.

Droubay, T.C.; Pearce, C.I.; Ilton, E.S.; Engelhard, M.H.; Engelhard, M.H.; Heald, S.M.; Arenholz, E.; Rosso, K.M.

2011-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Ductile-reinforcement toughening in [gamma]-TiAl intermetallic-matrix composites: Effects on fracture toughness and fatigue-crack propagation resistance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of the type, volume fraction, thickness and orientation of ductile phase reinforcements on the room temperature fatigue and fracture resistance of [gamma]-TiAl intermetallic alloys is investigated. Large improvements in toughness compared to monolithic [gamma]-TiAl are observed in both the TiNb- and Nb-reinforced composites under monotonic loading. Toughness increases with increasing ductile phase content, reinforcement thickness and strength; orientation effect are minimal. Crack-growth behavior is characterized by steep resistance curves primarily due to crack trapping/renucleation and extensive crack bridging by the ductile-phase particles. In contrast, under cyclic loading the influence of ductile phases on fatigue resistance is strongly dependent upon reinforcement orientation. Compared to monolithic [gamma]-TiAl, improvements in fatigue-crack growth resistance are observed in TiNb-reinforced composites only in the face (C-L) orientation; crack-growth rates for the edge (C-R) orientation are actually faster in the composite. In comparison, Nb-particle reinforcements offer less toughening under monotonic loading but enhance the fatigue properties compared to TiNb reinforcements under cyclic loading.

Venkateswara Rao, K.T.; Ritchie, R.O. (Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering); Odette, G.R. (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (United States). Materials Dept.)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Modeling the Noble Metal/TiO2 (110) Interface with Hybrid DFT Functionals: A Periodic Electrostatic Embedded Cluster Model Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The interaction of Aun and Ptn (n=2,3) clusters with the stoichiometric and partially reduced rutile TiO2 (110) surfaces has been investigated using periodic slab and periodic electrostatic embedded cluster models. Compared to Au clusters, Pt clusters interact strongly with both stoichiometric and reduced TiO2 (110) surfaces and are able to enhance the reducibility of the TiO2 (110) surface, i.e., reduce the oxygen vacancy formation energy. The focus of this study is the effect of Hartree–Fock exchange on the description of the strength of chemical bonds at the interface of Au/Pt clusters and the TiO2 (110) surface. Hartree–Fock exchange helps describing the changes in the electronic structures due to metal cluster adsorption as well as their effect on the reducibility of the TiO2 surface. Finally, the performance of periodic embedded cluster models has been assessed by calculating the Pt adsorption and oxygen vacancy formation energies. Cluster models, together with hybrid PBE0 functional, are able to efficiently compute reasonable electronic structures of the reduced TiO2 surface and predict charge localization at surface oxygen vacancies, in agreement with the experimental data, that significantly affect computed adsorption and reaction energies.

Ammal, Salai Cheettu; Heyden, Andreas

2010-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

410

Polar distortion in ultra-thin BaTiO3 films by in situ LEED-IV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Phase stability in nanoscale ferroelectrics is governed by the interplay of electrostatic depolarization energy, domain formation, adsorption, and surface band bending. Using in situ low-energy electron-diffraction intensity versus voltage (LEED I-V), we have characterized 4 and 10 ML BaTiO{sub 3} films, grown using pulsed laser deposition with fully compressive strain on a SrRuO{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} substrate. LEED I-V reveals a single surface dead layer and a monodomain vertically polarized state below. The single orientation is attributed to the intrinsic imprint asymmetry and the stability of a polarized phase to compensation of depolarizing charges by dipoles induced by surface stress.

Shin, Junsoo [ORNL; Nascimento, Von B [ORNL; Borisevich, Albina Y [ORNL; Plummer, E Ward [ORNL; Kalinin, Sergei V [ORNL; Baddorf, Arthur P [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Methods for chemical recovery of non-carrier-added radioactive tin from irradiated intermetallic Ti-Sb targets  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention provides a method of chemical recovery of no-carrier-added radioactive tin (NCA radiotin) from intermetallide TiSb irradiated with accelerated charged particles. An irradiated sample of TiSb can be dissolved in acidic solutions. Antimony can be removed from the solution by extraction with dibutyl ether. Titanium in the form of peroxide can be separated from tin using chromatography on strong anion-exchange resin. In another embodiment NCA radiotin can be separated from iodide solution containing titanium by extraction with benzene, toluene or chloroform. NCA radiotin can be finally purified from the remaining antimony and other impurities using chromatography on silica gel. NCA tin-117m can be obtained from this process. NCA tin-117m can be used for labeling organic compounds and biological objects to be applied in medicine for imaging and therapy of various diseases.

Lapshina, Elena V. (Troitsk, RU); Zhuikov, Boris L. (Troitsk, RU); Srivastava, Suresh C. (Setauket, NY); Ermolaev, Stanislav V. (Obninsk, RU); Togaeva, Natalia R. (Obninsk, RU)

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

412

Optical and electronic properties of Ti{sub 1-x}Nb{sub x}N thin films  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ti{sub 1-x}Nb{sub x}N thin films with x=0, 0.26, 0.41, 0.58 and 1 were deposited on silicon (311) substrate by RF magnetron sputtering. The dielectric functions of these films were calculated by fitting measured reflectance spectra to the Drude-Lorentz model. The measured reflectance spectra exhibits a minimum in the visible region and this feature shifts to higher energy (shorter wavelength) with increase in x. The observed behavior can be modeled as the response of four Lorentz oscillators. The real part of the dielectric function is characterized by a screened plasma energy of 2.26 eV for x=0 which increased to 2.80 eV for x=0.58 in the Ti{sub 1-x}Nb{sub x}N film.

Vasu, K.; Gopikrishnan, G. M.; Krishna, M. Ghanashyam; Padmanabhan, K. A. [School of Physics, Centre for Nanotechnology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India); School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India); School of Physics, Centre for Nanotechnology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India); Centre for Nanotechnology, School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

413

Polarization charges and electric quadrupole transitions of yrast terminating bands in {sup 44,46,48}Ti  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The polarization charges in {sup 44,46,48}Ti are studied by the microscopic particle-vibration model and used to investigate the electric quadrupole transitions of the yrast terminating bands. The validity of the commonly used empirical effective charges in the pf shell-model calculations is confirmed. The quadrupole transition probabilities B(E2,I{yields}I-2) and electromagnetic moments are reasonably well reproduced compared with experimental results. It is found that a globally decreasing B(E2) is accompanied with convergence of valence particles into the 1f{sub 7/2} shell when approaching the terminating states. The I=6{sup +} state in {sup 48}Ti shows an exotic behavior with an irregularity of B(E2) and sign change of electromagnetic moments, which is related to a neutron-dominant prolate shape.

Ma Hailiang; Yan Yuliang; Zhang Xizhen [Department of Nuclear Physics, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Post Office Box 275(18), Beijing 102413 (China); Dong Baoguo [Department of Nuclear Physics, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Post Office Box 275(18), Beijing 102413 (China); Center of Theoretical Nuclear Physics, National Laboratory of Heavy Ion Collision, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

414

Production of 26Al, 44Ti and 60Fe in Supernovae-sensitivity to the helium burning rates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have studied the sensitivity of supernova production of the gamma emitting nuclei 26Al, 44Ti and 60Fe to variations of the rates of the triple alpha and 12C(alpha, gamma) reactions. Over a range of twice their experimental uncertainties we find variations in the production of 60Fe by more than a factor of five. Smaller variations, about a factor of two to three, were observed for 26Al and 44Ti. The yields of these isotopes change significantly when the abundances of Lodders (2003) are used instead of those of Anders and Grevesse (1989). These sensitivities will limit conclusions based on a comparison of observed gamma ray intensities and stellar models until the helium burning rates are better known. Prospects for improving the helium burning rates are discussed and a new version of the Boyes rate for 12C(alpha, gamma} is presented.

Clarisse Tur; Alexander Heger; Sam M. Austin

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

415

Investigation of the Effects of Biodiesel-based Na on Emissions Control Components  

SciTech Connect

A single-cylinder diesel engine was used to investigate the impact of biodiesel-based Na on emissions control components using specially blended 20% biodiesel fuel (B20). The emissions control components investigated were a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), a Cu-zeolite-based NH{sub 3}-SCR (selective catalytic reduction) catalyst, and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Both light-duty vehicle, DOC-SCR-DPF, and heavy-duty vehicle, DOC-DPF-SCR, emissions control configurations were employed. The accelerated Na aging is achieved by introducing elevated Na levels in the fuel, to represent full useful life exposure, and periodically increasing the exhaust temperature to replicate DPF regeneration. To assess the validity of the implemented accelerated Na aging protocol, engine-aged lean NO{sub x} traps (LNTs), DOCs and DPFs are also evaluated. To fully characterize the impact on the catalytic activity the LNT, DOC and SCR catalysts were evaluated using a bench flow reactor. The evaluation of the aged DOC samples and LNT show little to no deactivation as a result of Na contamination. However, the SCR in the light-duty configuration (DOC-SCR-DPF) was severely affected by Na contamination, especially when NO was the only fed NO{sub x} source. In the heavy-duty configuration (DOC-DPF-SCR), no impact is observed in the SCR NO{sub x} reduction activity. Electron probe micro-analysis (EPMA) reveals that Na contamination on the LNT, DOC, and SCR samples is present throughout the length of the catalysts with a higher concentration on the washcoat surface. In both the long-term engine-aged DPF and the accelerated Na-aged DPFs, there is significant Na ash present in the upstream channels; however, in the engine-aged sample lube oil-based ash is the predominant constituent.

Brookshear, D. William [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Nguyen, Ke [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Toops, Todd J [ORNL; Bunting, Bruce G [ORNL; Howe, Janet E [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Materials characterization of silicon carbide reinforced titanium (Ti/SCS-6) metal matrix composites. Part 1: Tensile and fatigue behavior  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Flexural fatigue behavior was investigated on titanium (Ti-15V-3Cr) metal matrix composites reinforced with cross-ply, continuous silicon carbide (SiC) fibers. The titanium composites had an eight-ply (0, 90, +45, {minus}45 deg) symmetric layup. Fatigue life was found to be sensitive to fiber layup sequence. Increasing the test temperature from 24 C to 427 C decreased fatigue life. Interface debonding and matrix and fiber fracture were characteristic of tensile behavior regardless of test temperature. In the tensile fracture process, interface debonding between SiC and the graphite coating and between the graphite coating and the carbon core could occur. A greater amount of coating degradation at 427 C than at 24 C reduced the Ti/SiC interface bonding integrity, which resulted in lower tensile properties at 427 C. During tensile testing, a crack could initiate from the debonded Ti/SiC interface and extend to the debonded interface of the neighboring fiber. The crack tended to propagate through the matrix and the interface. Dimpled fracture was the prime mode of matrix fracture. Interface debonding, matrix cracking, and fiber bridging were identified as the prime modes of fatigue mechanisms. To a lesser extent, fiber fracture was observed during fatigue. However, fiber fracture was believed to occur near the final stage of fatigue failure. In fatigued specimens, facet-type fracture appearance was characteristic of matrix fracture morphology. Theoretical modeling of the fatigue behavior of Ti/SCS-6 composites is presented in Part 2 of this series of articles.

Liaw, P.K. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Diaz, E.S. [Westinghouse Science and Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Chiang, K.T.; Loh, D.H. [Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Site-specific force-distance characteristics on NaCl(001): Measurements versus atomistic simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A scanning force microscope was used to measure the frequency shift above various atomic sites on a NaCl(001) surface at 7 K. The data was converted to force and compared to the results of atomistic simulations using model NaCl and MgO tips. We find that the NaCl tip demonstrates better agreement in the magnitude of the forces in experiments, supporting the observation that the tip first came into contact with the sample. Using the MgO tip as a model of the originally oxidized silicon tip, we further demonstrate a possible mechanism for tip contamination at low temperatures.

Lantz, M. A.; Hoffmann, R.; Hidber, H. R. [Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland); Foster, A. S. [Laboratory of Physics, Helsinki University of Technology, P.O. Box 1100, 02015 HUT (Finland); Baratoff, A.; Hug, H. J.; Guentherodt, H.-J. [Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland); National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) on Nanoscale Science, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland)

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

418

Formation, stability and mobility of self-trapped excitations in NaI and NaI1-xTIx from first principles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present ab initio calculations studying the formation, mobility, and stability of self trapped excitons (STE) and self trapped holes (STH) and electrons in NaI and NaI(Tl). While previously proposed models assumed a highly mobile STE and a slower STH, we find that both carriers in pure NaI have similar mobilities, with an activation energy of about 0.2 eV. We propose an alternate interpretation of experimental record including a new migration mechanism for the STE. In the Tl-doped material excitons preferentially trap at dopants, inducing off center distortions that have a structure unlike an STE providing a mechanism for light emission at multiple wavelengths. The calculated results are generally in excellent agreement with available data.

Prange, Micah P.; Van Ginhoven, Renee M.; Govind, Niranjan; Gao, Fei

2013-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

419

Coupled left-shift of Nav channels: modeling the Na+-loading and dysfunctional excitability of damaged axons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Injury to neural tissue renders voltage-gated Na+ (Nav) channels leaky. Even mild axonal trauma initiates Na+ -loading, leading to secondary Ca2+-loading and white matter degeneration. The nodal isoform is Nav1.6 ... Keywords: Arrhythmia, Diffuse axonal injury, Extracellular space, Hodgkin-Huxley, Myelinated, Na/K-ATPase, Neuropathic pain

Pierre-Alexandre Boucher; Béla Joós; Catherine E. Morris

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Program on Technology Innovation: Advanced Sodium Sulfur (NaS) Battery Energy Storage System - 2006 Annual Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although sodium sulfur (NaS) batteries have begun to be commercialized in Japan, market development of NaS batteries in the United States has lacked a full-scale commercial demonstration. This report describes one of the first U.S. commercial NaS application efforts and details its technical aspects.

2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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High capacity, reversible alloying reactions in SnSb/C nanocomposites for Na-ion battery applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new SnSb/C nanocomposite based on Na alloying reactions is demonstrated as anode for Na-ion battery applications. The electrode can achieve an exceptionally high capacity (544 mA h g{sup -1}, almost double that of intercalation carbon materials), good rate capacity and cyclability (80% capacity retention over 50 cycles) for Na-ion storage.

Xiao, Lifen; Cao, Yuliang; Xiao, Jie; Wang, Wei; Kovarik, Libor; Nie, Zimin; Liu, Jun

2012-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

422

Strong Room-Temperature Ferromagnetism in Co2+-Doped TiO2 Made from Colloidal Nanocrystals  

SciTech Connect

Colloidal cobalt-doped TiO{sub 2} (anatase) nanocrystals were synthesized and studied by electronic absorption, magnetic circular dichroism, transmission electron microscopy, magnetic susceptibility, cobalt K-shell X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and extended X-ray absorption fine structure measurements. The nanocrystals were paramagnetic when isolated by surface-passivating ligands, weakly ferromagnetic (M{sub s} {approx} 1.5 x 10{sup -3} {micro}{sub B}/Co{sup 2+} at 300 K) when aggregated, and strongly ferromagnetic (up to M{sub s} = 1.9 {micro}{sub B}/Co{sup 2+} at 300 K) when spin-coated into nanocrystalline films. X-ray absorption data reveal that cobalt is in the Co{sup 2+} oxidation state in all samples. In addition to providing strong experimental support for the existence of intrinsic ferromagnetism in cobalt-doped TiO{sub 2}, these results demonstrate the possibility of using colloidal TiO{sub 2} diluted magnetic semiconductor nanocrystals as building blocks for assembly of ferromagnetic semiconductor nanostructures with potential spintronics applications.

Bryan, John D.; Heald, Steve M.; Chambers, Scott A.; Gamelin, Daniel R.

2004-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Morphology and Topology of TiO{sub 2} Nanocoating on Metal Substrates at Different Molar Concentrations and Speed  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mild steel is low carbon steel content of carbon less than 0.25 wt%. This type of steels is low cost to produce while has good toughness and outstanding ductility. Nanocoated mild steel surface is greatly many applications such as in automobile body component, pipelines, wall of operation's room and operation's theatre. Anatase TiO{sub 2} coating were successfully synthesized by optimize the sol-gel solution wherein glacial acetic acid and controlling of annealing temperature. In this paper initial study of TiO{sub 2} nanocoating on mild steel surface was presented. TiO{sub 2} nanocoating was prepared by spin coating technique. Spin coating technique is low processing temperature and ease of compositional modifications. The sol-gel concentration and speed (rpm) of spin coating were varied to produce different surface morphology and topology of samples. The surface phase, morphology and topology of coating were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) while the roughness of coating was determined by Surface Profiler (SP).

Achoi, Mohd F.; Nor, Asiah M.; Abdullah, S.; Rusop, M. [NANO-SciTech Centre, Institute of Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia and Schools of Physics and Materials Studies, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia)

2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

424

Equivalent Circuit Description of Non-compensated n-p Codoped TiO2 as Intermediate Band Solar Cells  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The novel concept of non-compensated n-p codoping has made it possible to create tunable intermediate bands in the intrinsic band gap of TiO2, making the codoped TiO2 a promising material for developing intermediate band solar cells (IBSCs). Here we investigate the quantum efficiency of such IBSCs within two scenarios - with and without current extracted from the extended intermediate band. Using the ideal equivalent circuit model, we find that the maximum efficiency of 57% in the first scenario and 53% in the second are both much higher than the Shockley-Queisser limit from single gap solar cells. We also obtain various key quantities of the circuits, a useful step in realistic development of TiO2 based solar cells invoking device integration. These equivalent circuit results are also compared with the efficiencies obtained directly from consideration of electron transition between the energy bands, and both approaches reveal the intriguing existence of double peaks in the maximum quantum efficiency as a function of the relative location of IBs.

Tian-Li Feng; Guang-Wei Deng; Yi Xia; Feng-Cheng Wu; Ping Cui; Hai-Ping Lan; Zhen-Yu Zhang

2010-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

425

Effects of double aging heat treatment on the microstructure, Vickers hardness and elastic modulus of Ti-Nb alloys  

SciTech Connect

Aging heat treatment can be a good way to optimize mechanical properties, changing the microstructure, and hence, the mechanical behavior of Ti alloys. The effects of aging heat treatments on {beta}-type Ti-30Nb alloy were investigated to evaluate the kinetics of {alpha}'' {yields} {alpha} + {beta} transformation. The results obtained from differential scanning calorimetry and high-temperature X-ray diffraction experiments indicated the complete decomposition of orthorhombic {alpha}'' phase at close to 300 deg. C, followed by {alpha} phase precipitation at 470 deg. C. The aging heat treatments also enabled us to observe a transformation sequence {alpha}'' {yields} {beta} + {omega} {yields} {beta} + {omega} + {alpha}, indicating martensite decomposition and {omega} phase precipitation at 260 deg. C after 2 h, followed by {alpha} phase nucleation after heating at 400 deg. C for 1 h. The elastic modulus and Vickers hardness of Ti-30Nb alloy were found to be very sensitive to the microstructural changes caused by heat treatment. - Highlights: {yields} DSC and XRD shed light on the {alpha}'' decomposition and nucleation of {omega} and {alpha} phases. {yields} Aging allows for {alpha}''{yields}{beta} transformation and nucleation of {omega} dispersed in the {beta} matrix. {yields} During aging, {alpha}'' interplanar distances are reduced to enable {beta} phase nucleation. {yields} Mechanical behavior is dependent on the microstructure and the phases in the alloy. {yields} It is not possible to obtain high strength and low elastic modulus by applying aging.

Lopes, E.S.N.; Cremasco, A. [University of Campinas, School of Mechanical Engineering (Brazil); Afonso, C.R.M. [Federal University of Sao Carlos, Department of Materials Engineering (Brazil); Caram, R., E-mail: rcaram@fem.unicamp.br [University of Campinas, School of Mechanical Engineering (Brazil)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

426

The elevated-temperature mechanical behavior of as-cast and wrought Ti-6Al-4V-1B  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work studied the effect of processing on the elevated-temperature [728 K (455 C)] fatigue deformation behavior of Ti-6Al-4V-1B for maximum applied stresses between 300 to 700 MPa (R = 0.1, 5 Hz). The alloy was evaluated in the as-cast form as well as in three wrought forms: cast-and-extruded, powder metallurgy (PM) rolled, and PM extruded. Processing caused significant differences in the microstructure, which in turn impacted the fatigue properties. The PM-extruded material exhibited a fine equiaxed {alpha} + {beta} microstructure and the greatest fatigue resistance among all the studied materials. The {beta}-phase field extrusion followed by cooling resulted in a strong {alpha}-phase texture in which the basal plane was predominately oriented perpendicular to the extrusion axis. The TiB whiskers were also aligned in the extrusion direction. The {alpha}-phase texture in the extrusions resulted in tensile-strength anisotropy. The tensile strength in the transverse orientation was lower than that in the longitudinal orientation, but the strength in the transverse orientation remained greater than that for the as-cast Ti-6Al-4V. The ratcheting behavior during fatigue is also discussed.

Chen, Wei [ORNL; Boehlert, C. J. [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Howe, Jane Y [ORNL; Payzant, E Andrew [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Theoretical study of the molecular and electronic structure of methanol on a TiO2(110) surface  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We present density-functional-theory calculations of the molecular and electronic structure of methanol adsorption on stoichiometric TiO2(110) surface. We have investigated 11 different molecular and dissociated adsorption structures of CH3OH at 1 monolayer coverage. The relative stabilities of different structures depend on the chemisorption-induced charge transfer, the relative strengths of different types of hydrogen bonds, the steric hindrance between methyl groups and the surface stress. We found the intermolecular hydrogen bonding to play an important role in stabilizing the overlayer. We also investigated the occupied and unoccupied surface electronic structure, and the adsorbate-induced surface dipole moment and work-function changes. The electronic structures show that the highest-occupied molecular orbital of CH3OH is near the valance-band maximum, which reflects the character of CH3OH as a hole scavenger on TiO2 surfaces. The unoccupied partially solvated or “wet” electron states for CH3OH on TiO2 are primarily distributed on H atoms of methyl groups. Despite many different structural motifs, the wet-electron-state energy primarily correlates with the surface dipole moment.

Zhao, Jin; Yang, Jinlong; Petek, Hrvoje

2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

428

NNSA selects Lindsey VanNess as NA-00 Inaugural Employee of the Year |  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

selects Lindsey VanNess as NA-00 Inaugural Employee of the Year | selects Lindsey VanNess as NA-00 Inaugural Employee of the Year | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > NNSA selects Lindsey VanNess as NA-00 Inaugural ... NNSA selects Lindsey VanNess as NA-00 Inaugural Employee of the Year Posted By Office of Public Affairs

429

Dynamics and Thermodynamics of a Novel Phase of NaAlH[subscript 4  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We characterize a novel orthorhombic phase (?) of NaAlH[subscript 4], discovered using first-principles molecular dynamics, and discuss its relevance to the dehydrogenation mechanism. This phase is close in energy to the ...

Wood, Brandon C.

430

2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - NNSA for Safety and Health - NA-26  

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

1 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Draft as of December 31, 2012 Reporting Office: _NA-26 Office of Fissile Material Disposition at SRS____ Section 1: Current Mission(s) of the Organization and Potential Changes 1. The Office of Fissile Material Disposition (NA-26) is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). NA-26 supports NNSA Strategic Plan Goal #2, "Provide technical leadership to limit or prevent the spread of materials, technology, and expertise relating to weapons of mass destruction; advance the technologies to detect the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction worldwide, and eliminate or secure inventories of surplus materials and infrastructure usable for nuclear weapons." The NA-26 organization focuses on the safe and secure disposition of

431

Complexation of Am(III) by oxalate in NaClO{sub 4} media  

SciTech Connect

The complexation of Am(III) by oxalate has been investigated in solutions of NaClO{sub 4} up to 9.0 M ionic strength at 25{degrees}C. The dissociation constants of oxalic acid were determined by potentiometric titration, while the stability constants of the Am(III)-oxalate complexation were measured by the solvent extraction technique. A thermodynamic model was constructed to predict the apparent equilibrium constants at different ionic strengths by applying the Pitzer equation using parameters for the Na{sup +}-HOx{sup -}, Na{sup +}-Ox{sup -}, AmOx{sup +}-ClO{sub 4}{sup -}, and Na{sup +}-Am(Ox){sub 2}{sup -} interactions obtained by fitting the data.

Choppin, G.R.; Chen, J.F. [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

The Accuracy of Voluntary Observing Ships' Meteorological Observations-Results of the VSOP-NA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the Voluntary Observing Ships Special Observing Project for the North Atlantic (VSOP-NA), the layout, meteorological instrumentation, and observing practices of 45 voluntary observing ships (VOS) operating in the North Atlantic were ...

Elizabeth C. Kent; Peter K. Taylor; Bruce S. Truscott; John S. Hopkins

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Configurational Entropy and Structure of the Molten NaCl-KCl-ZnCl2 ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this context, we examine NaCl-KCl-ZnCl2 molten salts and pay particular attention to characterizing the thermodynamics and structure of these liquids in order ...

434

An Empirical Na-K-Ca Geothermometer For Natural Waters | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Empirical Na-K-Ca Geothermometer For Natural Waters Empirical Na-K-Ca Geothermometer For Natural Waters Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: An Empirical Na-K-Ca Geothermometer For Natural Waters Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: An empirical method of estimating the last temperature of water-rock interaction has been devised. It is based upon molar Na, K and Ca concentrations in natural waters from temperature environments ranging from 4 to 340°C. The data for most geothermal waters cluster near a straight line when plotted as the function vs reciprocal of absolute temperature, where Β is either or depending upon whether the water equilibrated above or below 100°C. For most waters tested, the method gives better results than the methods suggested by other workers. The ratio

435

Traduzir o outro oriental:a configuração da figura feminina na literatura portuguesa finissecular:(António Feijó e Wenceslau de Moraes).  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??O presente estudo incide sobre a configuração literária da mulher extremo-oriental na obra de dois autores portugueses finisseculares, nomeadamente na recolha de poesias traduzidas que… (more)

Pinto, Marta Pacheco, 1984-

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Compression testing of a sintered Ti6Al4V powder compact for biomedical applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the compression deformation behavior of a Ti6Al4V powder compact, prepared by the sintering of cold compacted atomized spherical particles (100-200 {mu}m) and containing 36-38% porosity, was investigated at quasi-static (1.6x10{sup -3}-1.6x10{sup -1} s{sup -1}) and high strain rates (300 and 900 s{sup -1}) using, respectively, conventional mechanical testing and Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar techniques. Microscopic studies of as-received powder and sintered powder compact showed that sintering at high temperature (1200 deg. C) and subsequent slow rate of cooling in the furnace changed the microstructure of powder from the acicular alpha ({alpha}) to the Widmanstaetten ({alpha}+{beta}) microstructure. In compression testing, at both quasi-static and high strain rates, the compact failed via shear bands formed along the diagonal axis, 45 deg. to the loading direction. Increasing the strain rate was found to increase both the flow stress and compressive strength of the compact but it did not affect the critical strain for shear localization. Microscopic analyses of failed samples and deformed but not failed samples of the compact further showed that fracture occurred in a ductile (dimpled) mode consisting of void initiation and growth in {alpha} phase and/or at the {alpha}/{beta} interface and macrocracking by void coalescence in the interparticle bond region.

Guden, M. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, Gulbahce Koyu, Urla, Izmir (Turkey); Center for Materials Research, Izmir Institute of Technology, Gulbahce Koyu, Urla, Izmir (Turkey); E-mail: mustafaguden@iyte.edu.tr; Celik, E. [Materials Science and Engineering Program, Izmir Institute of Technology, Gulbahce Koyu, Urla, Izmir (Turkey); Akar, E. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, Gulbahce Koyu, Urla, Izmir (Turkey); Cetiner, S. [Hipokrat A.S., 407/6 Sok., No:10, Pinarbasi, Izmir (Turkey)

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

437

High temperature superconductor step-edge Josephson junctions using Ti-Ca-Ba-Cu-O  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process is disclosed for formulating non-hysteretic and hysteretic Josephson junctions using HTS materials which results in junctions having the ability to operate at high temperatures while maintaining high uniformity and quality. The non-hysteretic Josephson junction is formed by step-etching a LaAlO[sub 3] crystal substrate and then depositing a thin film of TlCaBaCuO on the substrate, covering the step, and forming a grain boundary at the step and a subsequent Josephson junction. Once the non-hysteretic junction is formed the next step to form the hysteretic Josephson junction is to add capacitance to the system. In the current embodiment, this is accomplished by adding a thin dielectric layer, LaA1O[sub 3], followed by a cap layer of a normal metal where the cap layer is formed by first depositing a thin layer of titanium (Ti) followed by a layer of gold (Au). The dielectric layer and the normal metal cap are patterned to the desired geometry. 8 figs.

Ginley, D.S.; Hietala, V.M.; Hohenwarter, G.K.G.; Martens, J.S.; Plut, T.A.; Tigges, C.P.; Vawter, G.A.; Zipperian, T.E.

1994-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

438

Partitioning of gadolinium and its induced phase separation in sodium-aluminoborosilicate glasses  

SciTech Connect

Phase separation in sodium-aluminoborosilicate glasses was systematically studied as a function of Gd2O3 concentration with transmission electronic microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and electronic energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) methods. Dissolving Gd2O3 in sodium-aluminoborosilicate glasses causes phase separation when the Na2O/(Na2O + Al2O3) is between 0.4 and 0.6. Samples of these glasses were examined in the TEM with ELFS. The results are reported.

Qian, Maoxu; Li, Liyu; Li, Hong; Strachan, Denis M.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Improved MCFC performance with Li/Na/Ba/Ca carbonate electrolyte.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Earlier electrolyte segregation tests of Li/Na carbonate used chemical analysis such as inductively coupled plasma/atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP/AES) of matrix strips wetted with carbonate and exposed to 5- to 20-V potential gradients. A segregation factor was correlated to the Li/Na carbonate composition. While fairly substantial segregation occurs at the eutectic composition of 52% Li, it is minimal at 60% to 75% Li. Such lithium-rich Li/Na carbonates may not be practical because the melting points are too high (i.e., liquidus point is 625 C). By adding calcium and barium to the lithium/sodium carbonates, we were able to lower the melting point and maintain nonsegregating behavior. This work is directed at examining the long-term stability of the quaternary Li/Na/Ba/Ca electrolytes. Electrolyte optimization work evaluates Li/Na ratio and Ba/Ca level to improve cell performance at 320 mA/cm{sup 2} and reduce temperature sensitivity. A number of cells with quaternary Li/Na/Ba/Ca electrolytes ranging from 3 to 5% Ba/Ca have operated well with stable, long-term performance. Congruent melting carbonate is important for commercial development. The best so far is 3.5% Ba/Ca/Na/Li (3.5 mol%/3.5 mol% Ba/Ca) carbonate (m.p. 440 C). Performance at 160 mA/cm{sup 2} is increased up to 150mV as compared with the baseline cell containing the Li/Na eutectic composition. Life stability has been reproduced by a number of bench-scale MCFC test with operations of 2000-4300 h and the electrolyte composition across the matrix little changed.

Centeno, C.-J.; Kaun, T. D.; Krumpelt, M.; Schoeler, A.

1999-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

440

Na and Li ion diffusion in modified ASTM C 1260 test by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)  

SciTech Connect

In the current study, MRI was applied to investigate lithium and sodium ion diffusion in cement paste and mortars containing inert sand and borosilicate glass. Paste and mortars were treated by complying with ASTM C 1260. Lithium and sodium distribution profiles were collected at different ages after different treatments. Results revealed that sodium ions had a greater diffusion rate than lithium ions, suggesting that Na reaches the aggregate particle surface before Li. Results also showed that Na and Li ions had a competitive diffusion process in mortars; soaking in a solution with higher [Li] favored Li diffusion but hindered Na diffusion. In mortars containing glass, a substantial amount of Li was consumed by the formation of ASR products. When [Li] in soaking solution was reduced to 0.37 N, a distinctive Na distribution profile was observed, indicating the free-state Na ions were continuously transformed to solid reaction products by ASR. Hence, in the modified ASTM C 1260 test, [Li] in the storage solution should be controlled at 0.74 N, in order to completely prevent the consumption of Na ions and thus stop ASR.

Feng, X. [Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB (Canada)], E-mail: XFeng@ctlgroup.com; Balcom, B.J. [MRI Center, Department of Physics, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB (Canada); Thomas, M.D.A.; Bremner, T.W. [Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB (Canada)

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Low temperature rf sputtering deposition of (Ba, Sr) TiO{sub 3} thin film with crystallization enhancement by rf power supplied to the substrate  

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The (Ba, Sr) TiO{sub 3} thin film deposited by radio frequency (rf) sputtering requires a high deposition temperature near 500 deg. C to realize a high relative dielectric constant over of 300. For example, the film deposited at 330 deg. C contains an amorphous phase and shows a low relative dielectric constant of less than 100. We found that rf power supplied not only to the (Ba, Sr) TiO{sub 3} sputtering target, but also to the substrate during the initial step of film deposition, enhanced the crystallization of the (Ba, Sr) TiO{sub 3} film drastically and realized a high dielectric constant of the film even at low deposition temperatures near 300 deg. C. The 50-nm-thick film with only a 10 nm initial layer deposited with the substrate rf biasing is crystallized completely and shows a high relative dielectric constant of 380 at the deposition temperature of 330 deg. C. The (Ba, Sr) TiO{sub 3} film deposited at higher temperatures (upwards of 400 deg. C) shows <110> preferred orientation, while the film deposited at 330 deg. C with the 10 nm initial layer shows a <111> preferred orientation on a <001>-oriented ruthenium electrode. The unit cell of (Ba, Sr) TiO{sub 3} (111) plane is similar to that of ruthenium (001) plane. We conclude that the rf power supplied to the substrate causes ion bombardments on the (Ba, Sr) TiO{sub 3} film surface, which assists the quasiepitaxial growth of (Ba, Sr) TiO{sub 3} film on the ruthenium electrode at low temperatures of less than 400 deg. C.

Yoshimaru, Masaki; Takehiro, Shinobu; Abe, Kazuhide; Onoda, Hiroshi [System LSI Research Division, Silicon Solution Company, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., 550-1, Higashi-asakawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 193-8550 (Japan); Laboratory for Nanoelectronics and Spintronics, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Laboratory for Nanoelectronics and Spintronics, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Strategic Planning Office, Silicon Manufacturing Company, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., 550-1, Higashi-asakawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 193-8550 (Japan)

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Enhanced microwave dielectric properties of Ba{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 0.6}TiO{sub 3} ceramics doping by metal Fe powders  

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Ba{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 0.6}TiO{sub 3} ceramics by adding mental Fe powders have been fabricated via the solid-state reaction method. The microstructures and optical properties of samples are systematically studied in order to establish the effects of Fe powder additives on microwave dielectric properties of Ba{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 0.6}TiO{sub 3} ceramics by x-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and optical reflective spectrum. The results show the coexistence of Fe{sup 2+} and Fe{sup 3+} in Ba{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 0.6}TiO{sub 3} ceramics, the decrease of O vacancy concentrations, and their incorporation into the B-site (Ti) of the Ba{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 0.6}TiO{sub 3} host lattice give rise to excellent microwave dielectric properties. All samples have a higher Q value above 290 while maintaining relatively high tunability above 16.6%. In particular, the sample with the composition of x = 0.035 mol has the dielectric constant of 889, Q Multiplication-Sign f value of 826 (at 1.370 GHz), and tunability of 24%, which are very promising for high power tunable devices. In comparison, Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} oxide doped Ba{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 0.6}TiO{sub 3} ceramics with the same molar ratios of Fe exhibit inferior microwave properties. It indicates that additives of the metal Fe powders can more effectively improve dielectric properties of Ba{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}TiO{sub 3} system than Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} oxide.

Zhang Qiwei [Functional Materials Research Laboratory, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092 (China); School of Rare Earth, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou 014010 (China); Zhai Jiwei; Yao Xi [Functional Materials Research Laboratory, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092 (China); Ben Qianqian [Institute of Quality Inspection of Electronic and Electrical Appliances and Household Electrical Appliances Presentation, 627 Yong Jia Road, Shanghai 200031 (China); Yu Xian [Agilent Technologies Co., Ltd, 690 Bibo Road, Shanghai 201203 (China)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

443

Enhancement of mechanical strength of TiO{sub 2}/high-density polyethylene composites for bone repair with silane-coupling treatment  

SciTech Connect

Mechanical properties of composites made up of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and silanated TiO{sub 2} particles for use as a bone-repairing material were investigated in comparison with those of the composites of HDPE with unsilanized TiO{sub 2} particles. The interfacial morphology and interaction between silanated TiO{sub 2} and HDPE were analyzed by means of Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The absorption in spectral bands related to the carboxyl bond in the silane-coupling agent, the vinyl group in the HDPE, and the formation of the ether bond was studied in order to assess the influence of the silane-coupling agent. The SEM micrograph showed that the 'bridging effect' between HDPE and TiO{sub 2} was brought about by the silane-coupling agent. The use of the silane-coupling agent and the increase of the hot-pressing pressure for shaping the composites facilitated the penetration of polymer into cavities between individual TiO{sub 2} particles, which increased the density of the composite. Therefore, mechanical properties such as bending yield strength and Young's modulus increased from 49 MPa and 7.5 GPa to 65 MPa and 10 GPa, respectively, after the silane-coupling treatment and increase in the hot-pressing pressure.

Hashimoto, Masami [Japan Fine Ceramics Center, 2-4-1 Mutsuno, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya 456-8587 (Japan)]. E-mail: masami@jfcc.or.jp; Takadama, Hiroaki [Japan Fine Ceramics Center, 2-4-1 Mutsuno, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya 456-8587 (Japan)]. E-mail: takadama@jfcc.or.jp; Mizuno, Mineo [Japan Fine Ceramics Center, 2-4-1 Mutsuno, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya 456-8587 (Japan)]. E-mail: mizuno@jfcc.or.jp; Kokubo, Tadashi [Research Institute for Science and Technology, Chubu University, 1200 Matsumoto-cho, Kasugai 487-8501 (Japan)]. E-mail: kokubo@isc.chubu.ac.jp

2006-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

444

Synthesis of BaTiO[subscript 3]-20wt%CoFe[subscript 2]O[subscript 4] Nanocomposites via Spark Plasma Sintering  

SciTech Connect

Barium titanate-20wt% cobalt ferrite (BaTiO{sub 3}-20wt%CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}) nanocomposites were sintered from nanocrystalline BaTiO{sub 3} and CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} powders using spark plasma sintering (SPS) and pressureless sintering (PS) techniques. Using SPS, dense polycrystalline composites were obtained at a sintering temperature as low as 860 C and a time of 5 min whereas PS required a higher sintering temperature (1150 C) and time (120 min) to obtain similarly dense composites. Microstructural analysis of the composites showed that both the techniques retained nanocrystalline grain sizes after sintering. High resolution X-ray diffraction measurements revealed that the BaTiO{sub 3}-20wt%CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} composites sintered by the SPS technique did not exhibit formation of any new phase(s) due to reaction between the BaTiO{sub 3} and CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} phases during sintering. However, the PS technique resulted in the formation of additional phases (other than the BaTiO{sub 3} and CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} phases) in the composites. While the composites synthesized by SPS were of superior phase-purity, evidence of Fe diffusion from the spinel to the perovskite phase was found from X-ray diffraction and permittivity measurements.

Ghosh, Dipankar; Han, Hyuksu; Nino, Juan C.; Subhash, Ghatu; Jones, Jacob L. (Florida)

2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

445

Isotopic tracer studies of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis over Ru/TiO sub 2 catalysts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis is a process in which CO and H{sub 2} react to give predominantly liquid hydrocarbons. The reaction can be considered a special type of polymerization in which the monomer is produced in situ, and chain growth occurs by a sequence of independently repeated additions of the monomer to the growing chain. A investigation has been conducted to study the CO hydrogenation reaction in order to better understand catalyst deactivation and the elementary surface processes involved in chain growth. Isotopic tracers are used in conjunction with transient-response techniques in this study of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over Ru/TiO{sub 2} catalysts. Experiments are conducted at a total pressure of 1 atmosphere, reaction temperatures of 453--498 K and D{sub 2}/CO (or H{sub 2}/CO) ratios of 2--5. Synthesis products are analyzed by gas chromatography or isotope-ratio gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Rate constants for chain initiation, propagation and termination are evaluated under steady-state reaction conditions by using transients in isotopic composition. The activation energy for chain termination is much higher than that for propagation, accounting for the observed decrease in the chain growth parameter are also estimated. Coverages by reaction intermediates are also estimated. When small amounts of {sup 12}C-labelled ethylene are added to {sup 13}CO/H{sub 2} synthesis gas, ethylene acts as the sole chain initiator. Ethylene-derived carbon also accounts for 45% of the C{sub 1} monomer pool. 102 refs., 29 figs., 11 tabs.

Krishna, K.R.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Isotopic tracer studies of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis over Ru/TiO{sub 2} catalysts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis is a process in which CO and H{sub 2} react to give predominantly liquid hydrocarbons. The reaction can be considered a special type of polymerization in which the monomer is produced in situ, and chain growth occurs by a sequence of independently repeated additions of the monomer to the growing chain. A investigation has been conducted to study the CO hydrogenation reaction in order to better understand catalyst deactivation and the elementary surface processes involved in chain growth. Isotopic tracers are used in conjunction with transient-response techniques in this study of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over Ru/TiO{sub 2} catalysts. Experiments are conducted at a total pressure of 1 atmosphere, reaction temperatures of 453--498 K and D{sub 2}/CO (or H{sub 2}/CO) ratios of 2--5. Synthesis products are analyzed by gas chromatography or isotope-ratio gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Rate constants for chain initiation, propagation and termination are evaluated under steady-state reaction conditions by using transients in isotopic composition. The activation energy for chain termination is much higher than that for propagation, accounting for the observed decrease in the chain growth parameter are also estimated. Coverages by reaction intermediates are also estimated. When small amounts of {sup 12}C-labelled ethylene are added to {sup 13}CO/H{sub 2} synthesis gas, ethylene acts as the sole chain initiator. Ethylene-derived carbon also accounts for 45% of the C{sub 1} monomer pool. 102 refs., 29 figs., 11 tabs.

Krishna, K.R.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

The behavior of NaOH at the air-water interface, a computational study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Molecular dynamics simulations with a polarizable multi-state empirical valence bond model were carried out to investigate NaOH dissociation and pairing in water bulk and at the air-water interface. It was found that NaOH readily dissociates in the bulk, and the effect of the air-water interface on NaOH dissociation is fairly minor. Also, NaOH complexes were found to be strongly repelled from the air-water interface, which is consistent with surface tension measurements. At the same time, a very strong preference for the hydroxide anion to be oriented towards the air was found that persisted a few angstroms towards the liquid from the Gibbs dividing surface of the air-water interface. This was due to a preference for the hydroxide anion to have its hydrogen pointing towards the air, and the fact that the sodium ion was more likely to be found near the hydroxide oxygen than hydrogen. As a consequence, the simulation results show that surfaces of NaOH solutions should be negatively charged, in agreement with experimental observations, but also that the hydroxide has little surface affinity. This provides the possibility that the surface of water can be devoid of hydroxide anions, but still have a strong negative charge. This work was supported by the US Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences' Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.

Wick, Collin D.; Dang, Liem X.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

448

THE Na 8200 Angstrom-Sign DOUBLET AS AN AGE INDICATOR IN LOW-MASS STARS  

SciTech Connect

We investigate the use of the gravity sensitive neutral sodium (Na I) doublet at 8183 Angstrom-Sign and 8195 Angstrom-Sign (Na 8200 Angstrom-Sign doublet) as an age indicator for M dwarfs. We measured the Na doublet equivalent width (EW) in giants, old dwarfs, young dwarfs, and candidate members of the {beta} Pic moving group using medium-resolution spectra. Our Na 8200 A doublet EW analysis shows that the feature is useful as an approximate age indicator in M-type dwarfs with (V - K{sub s}) {>=} 5.0, reliably distinguishing stars older and younger than 100 Myr. A simple derivation of the dependence of the Na EW on temperature and gravity supports the observational results. An analysis of the effects of metallicity shows that this youth indicator is best used on samples with similar metallicity. The age estimation technique presented here becomes useful in a mass regime where traditional youth indicators are increasingly less reliable, is applicable to other alkali lines, and will help identify new low-mass members in other young clusters and associations.

Schlieder, Joshua E.; Simon, Michal [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 (United States); Lepine, Sebastien; Rice, Emily [Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States); Fielding, Drummond [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 366 Bloomberg Center, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Tomasino, Rachael, E-mail: michal.simon@stonybrook.edu, E-mail: schlieder@mpia-hd.mpg.de, E-mail: lepine@amnh.org, E-mail: erice@amnh.org, E-mail: dfieldi1@jhu.edu, E-mail: tomas1r@cmich.edu [Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 (United States)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

449

Theoretical and experimental investigation of an active three-branch Ti:LiNbO/sub 3/ optical waveguide switch  

SciTech Connect

A theoretical and experimental investigation of an active three-branch multimoded Ti:LiNbO/sub 3/ waveguide switch is presented. The theoretical study covers the efficiency of the electrooptic index change in a multimoded waveguide, the mode conversion occurring in a tapered transition and, finally, the power division among the branches of the switch. For the experimental characterization, the optical measurements of a device fabricated in a Z-cut LiNbO/sub 3/ crystal are presented and discussed. Several improvements as well as applications are pointed out.

Belanger, M.; Yip, G.L.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Atomic Control of Conductivity Versus Ferromagnestism in Wide-Gap Oxides via Selective Doping: V, Nb, Ta in Anatase TiO2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We identify two general types of electronic behaviors for transition-metal impurities that introduce excess electrons in oxides. (1) The dopants introduce resonant states inside the host conduction band and produce free electrons; (2) the dopants introduce a deep gap state that carries a magnetic moment. By combining electronic structure calculations, thermodynamic simulations, and percolation theory, we quantify these behaviors for the case of column V-B dopants in anatase TiO{sub 2}. Showing behavior (1), Nb and Ta dopants can convert the insulator TiO{sub 2} into a transparent conductor. Showing behavior (2), V dopants could convert nonmagnetic TiO{sub 2} into a ferromagnet. Whether a dopant shows behavior (1) or (2) is encoded in its atomic d orbital energy.

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Structural Comparison of n-type and p-type LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using a surface x-ray diffraction technique, we investigated the atomic structure of two types of interfaces between LaAlO{sub 3} and SrTiO{sub 3}, that is, p-type (SrO/AlO{sub 2}) and n-type (TiO{sub 2}/LaO) interfaces. Our results demonstrate that the SrTiO{sub 3} in the sample with the n-type interface has a large polarized region, while that with the p-type interface has a limited polarized region. In addition, the atomic intermixing was observed to extend deeper into STO substrate at the n-type interface than at the p-type. These differences result in different degrees of band bending, which likely contributes to the striking difference in electrical conductivity between the two types of interfaces.

Bell, Christopher

2011-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

452

Preparation and electrical properties of xCaRuO{sub 3}/(1 - x)CaTiO{sub 3} perovskite composites  

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CaRuO{sub 3}-CaTiO{sub 3} ceramic composites were prepared by sintering for short times for potential applications in the areas of electronic ceramics. Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis showed two separate phases, CaRuO{sub 3} and CaTiO{sub 3} in the composite. Conductivity data, measured by the four-probe method, showed that the composites have high electrical conductivity when x {>=} 0.19 in xCaRuO{sub 3}-(1 - x)CaTiO{sub 3} composites. Furthermore, the nanoparticle of calcium ruthenate prepared by reverse micelle synthesis was used to be conductive agent for the composite. The result shows that the use of nano-sized calcium ruthenate enabled higher electrical conductivity to be maintained down to x = 0.09.

Jiao, Shuqiang, E-mail: sj332@cam.ac.uk [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ (United Kingdom); Kumar, Krishnankutty-Nair P.; Kilby, Kamal Tripuraneni [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ (United Kingdom); Fray, Derek J., E-mail: djf25@cam.ac.uk [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ (United Kingdom)

2009-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

453

Identification of Mn site in Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} by synchrotron x-ray absorption near-edge structure: Theory and experiment  

SciTech Connect

Synchrotron x-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) experiments are performed on Mn-doped PbZr{sub 1-x}Ti{sub x}O{sub 3} samples (PZT) and compared with first-principles XANES simulations. The features of the measured Mn K-edge XANES are consistent with the first-principles XANES of Mn on the Ti/Zr site and inconsistent with Mn on other sites. The clear agreement between measured and first-principles theoretical XANES spectra reported here is by far the strongest evidence of Mn substituting for Ti/Zr in PZT. This work illustrates that a first-principles supercell framework, which is popularly used to study impurities in crystals, can be used in conjunction with XANES measurement in order to identify an impurity structure with a high degree of confidence. This approach may thus be broadly applicable to study impurities in other crystals.

Limpijumnong, Sukit; Rujirawat, Saroj; Boonchun, Adisak; Smith, M. F.; Cherdhirunkorn, B. [National Synchrotron Research Center, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand and School of Physics, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000 (Thailand); National Synchrotron Research Center, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000 (Thailand); Department of Physics, Thammasat University, Patum Thani 12121 (Thailand)

2007-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

454

Li-Ion Battery with LiFePO4 Cathode and Li4Ti5O12 Anode for Stationary Energy Storage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

i-ion batteries based on commercially available LiFePO4 cathode and Li4Ti5O12 anode were investigated for potential stationary energy storage applications. The full cell that operated at flat 1.85V demonstrated stable cycling for 200 cycles followed by a rapid fade. A significant improvement in cycling stability was achieved via Ketjen black coating of the cathode. A Li-ion full cell with Ketjen black modified LiFePO4 cathode and an unmodified Li4Ti5O12 anode exhibited negligible fade after more than 1200 cycles with a capacity of ~130mAh/g. The improved stability, along with its cost-effectiveness, environmentally benignity and safety, make the LiFePO4/ Li4Ti5O12 Li-ion battery a promising option of storing renewable energy.

Wang, Wei; Choi, Daiwon; Yang, Zhenguo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Effect of stoichiometry on the dielectric properties and soft mode behavior of strained epitaxial SrTiO3 thin films on DyScO3 substrates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effect of stoichiometry on the dielectric properties and soft mode behavior of strained epitaxial Sr1-xTiO3 films grown on DyScO3 substrates is reported. Direct comparisons between nominally stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric films have been performed through measurements of lattice parameters, temperature-dependent permittivities, second harmonic generation, and terahertz dielectric spectra. The nominally stoichiometric film shows dispersion-free low-frequency permittivity with a 23 sharp maximum and pronounced soft mode behavior. Our results suggest that strained perfectlystoichiometric SrTiO3 films should not show relaxor behavior and that relaxor behavior emergesfrom defect dipoles that arise from non-stoichiometry in the highly polarizable strained SrTiO3 matrix

Lee, Che-Hui [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Skoromets, Volodymyr [Institute of Physics, Czech Republic; Biegalski, Michael D [ORNL; Lei, Shiming [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Haislmaier, Ryan [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Uecker, Reinhard [Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ); Bernhagen, Margitta [Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ); Xi, Xiaoxing [Temple University; Gopalan, Venkatraman [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Marti, Xavier [Institute of Physics, Czech Republic; Kamba, Stanislav [Institute of Physics, Czech Republic; Kuzel, Petr [Institute of Physics, Czech Republic; Schlom, Darrell [Cornell University

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Mesoporous TiO{sub 2} aggregate photoanode with high specific surface area and strong light scattering for dye-sensitized solar cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Phase-pure anatase TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallite aggregates synthesized by a continuous supercritical fluid process have been first used for fabricating mesoporous photoanodes of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). Due to the small size (11 nm) of the TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallites in the aggregates, the mesoporous photoanode provides a high specific surface area, 80 m{sup 2}/g, which ensures high dye loading. At the same time, the submicrometer-sized aggregates endow the mesoporous photoanode with strong light scattering effect. Therefore, the light harvesting efficiency of the photoanode is increased. With an improved short-circuit current density, a high overall power conversion efficiency of 8.65% (100 mW/cm{sup 2}, AM 1.5) is achieved without additional scattering layers, 12% enhanced compared with the DSCs fabricated from commercial Degussa P25 with exactly the same procedures. In addition, this supercritical fluid process is scalable and rapid (less than one minute) for TiO{sub 2} aggregates synthesis, which will push the commercialization of DSCs in the future. - Graphical abstract: Due to the special morphology and structure, the photoanode of DSCs provides high specific surface area and strong light scattering at the same time, which results in high conversion efficiencies of the DSCs. Table of contents: Thanks to the synchronous realization of high specific surface area and strong light scattering, a high efficiency of 8.65% was achieved based on a novel mesoporous TiO{sub 2} aggregates photoanode for DSCs. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The TiO{sub 2} aggregate photoanode provides a possible route for highly efficient DSCs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Photoanode with high dye loading and light scattering is successfully fabricated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer TiO{sub 2} synthesized by a supercritical fluid process is first applied to DSCs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The synthesis method and high efficiency will push the commercialization of DSCs.

Li, Chunhui; Luo, Yanhong; Guo, Xiaozhi; Li, Dongmei [Key Laboratory for Renewable Energy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Key Laboratory for New Energy Materials and Devices, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)] [Key Laboratory for Renewable Energy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Key Laboratory for New Energy Materials and Devices, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Mi, Jianli; So, Lasse; Hald, Peter [Center for Materials Crystallography, Department of Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus (Denmark)] [Center for Materials Crystallography, Department of Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus (Denmark); Meng, Qingbo, E-mail: qbmeng@iphy.ac.cn [Key Laboratory for Renewable Energy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Key Laboratory for New Energy Materials and Devices, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)] [Key Laboratory for Renewable Energy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Key Laboratory for New Energy Materials and Devices, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Iversen, Bo B., E-mail: bo@chem.au.dk [Center for Materials Crystallography, Department of Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus (Denmark)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Obtaining Mixed Ionic/Electronic Conductivity in Perovskite Oxides in a Reducing Environment: A Computational Prediction for Doped SrTiO3  

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The electronic conductivity and thermodynamic stability of mixed p- and n-doped SrTiO3 perovskites have been investigated under anodic solid oxide fuel cell conditions using density functional theory (DFT). In particular, constrained ab initio thermodynamic calculations have been performed to evaluate the phase stability of various Ga- and La-doped SrTiO3 at synthesized and anodic SOFC conditions. The density of states (DOS) of these materials was analyzed to determine the number of charge carriers and the degree of electronic conductivity. We find that a mixed ionic/electronic conductor can be obtained when doping SrTiO3 perovskite oxide with both p-type and n-type dopants. Calculations show that 10% Ga- and 20% La-doped SrTiO3 exhibit mixed ionic/electronic conductivity at high temperature and low oxygen partial pressure whereas doping with higher concentrations of Ga, e.g., 20%, diminishes the electronic conductivity of the material. Furthermore, changing the n-dopant from La (A-site) to Nb (B-site) does not significantly affect the reducibility and number of charge carriers in p- and n-doped SrTiO3. However, a higher degree of oxygen vacancy clustering is observed for the La-doped material which reduces the oxygen ion diffusion rate and traps electrons. Nevertheless, our findings suggest that independent of doping site, mixed ionic/ electronic conductivity can be obtained in SrTiO3 perovskite oxides under reducing conditions and high temperatures when using a mixed p- and n-type doping strategy that uses a p-dopant concentration smaller than the n-dopant concentration.

Suthirakun, Suwit; Ammal, Salai Cheettu; Xiao, Guoliang; Chen, Fanglin; Huang, Kevin; zur Loye, Hans-Conrad; Heyden, Andreas

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Stripe Correlations in Na{sub 0.75}CoO{sub 2}  

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We present a combined high-energy x-ray diffraction and local-density approximation study of the sodium ordering in Na{sub 0.75}CoO{sub 2}. The obtained results rule out previously proposed Na-ordering models and provide strong evidence for the formation of sodium-density stripes in this material. The local-density approximation calculations prove that the sodium-density stripes lead to a sizable dip in the density of the Co states at the Fermi level, pointing to band structure effects as a driving force for the stripe formation. This indicates that the sodium ordering is connected to stripelike charge correlations within the CoO{sub 2} layers, leading to an astonishing similarity between the doped cuprates and the Na{sub x}CoO{sub 2} compounds.

Geck, J.; Borisenko, S. V.; Eschrig, H.; Koepernik, K.; Knupfer, M.; Buechner, B. [Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research IFW Dresden, Helmholtzstrasse 20, 01069 Dresden (Germany); Zimmermann, M. v. [Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor HASYLAB at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestrasse 85, 22603 Hamburg (Germany); Berger, H. [Institut de Physique de la Matiere Complex (IPMC), EPF Lausannne, 1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)

2006-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Decontamination and decommissioning plan for processing contaminated NaK at the INEL  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) plan describes the work elements and project management plan for processing four containers of contaminated sodium/potassium (NaK) and returning the Army Reentry Vehicle Facility Site (ARVFS) to a reusable condition. The document reflects the management plan for this project before finalizing the conceptual design and preliminary prototype tests of the reaction kinetics. As a result, the safety, environmental, and accident analyses are addressed as preliminary assessments before completion at a later date. ARVFS contains an earth-covered bunker, a cylindrical test pit and metal shed, and a cable trench connecting the two items. The bunker currently stores the four containers of NaK from the meltdown of the EBR-1 Mark II core. The D&D project addressed in this plan involves processing the contaminated NaK and returning the ARVFS to potential reuse after cleanup.

LaRue, D.M.; Dolenc, M.R.

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decontamination and decommissioning plan for processing contaminated NaK at the INEL  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This decontamination and decommissioning (D D) plan describes the work elements and project management plan for processing four containers of contaminated sodium/potassium (NaK) and returning the Army Reentry Vehicle Facility Site (ARVFS) to a reusable condition. The document reflects the management plan for this project before finalizing the conceptual design and preliminary prototype tests of the reaction kinetics. As a result, the safety, environmental, and accident analyses are addressed as preliminary assessments before completion at a later date. ARVFS contains an earth-covered bunker, a cylindrical test pit and metal shed, and a cable trench connecting the two items. The bunker currently stores the four containers of NaK from the meltdown of the EBR-1 Mark II core. The D D project addressed in this plan involves processing the contaminated NaK and returning the ARVFS to potential reuse after cleanup.

LaRue, D.M.; Dolenc, M.R.

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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