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Microfluidic devices and methods including porous polymer monoliths  

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Microfluidic devices and methods including porous polymer monoliths are described. Polymerization techniques may be used to generate porous polymer monoliths having pores defined by a liquid component of a fluid mixture. The fluid mixture may contain iniferters and the resulting porous polymer monolith may include surfaces terminated with iniferter species. Capture molecules may then be grafted to the monolith pores.

Hatch, Anson V; Sommer, Gregory J; Singh, Anup K; Wang, Ying-Chih; Abhyankar, Vinay V

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Stable benzimidazole-incorporated porous polymer network for...  

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Stable benzimidazole-incorporated porous polymer network for carbon capture with high efficiency and low cost Previous Next List Muwei Zhang, Zachary Perry, Jinhee Park, Hong-Cai...

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Polyamine-Tethered Porous Polymer Networks for Carbon Dioxide...  

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Polyamine-Tethered Porous Polymer Networks for Carbon Dioxide Capture from Flue Gas Previous Next List Weigang Lu, Julian P. Sculley, Daqiang Yuan, Rajamani Krishna, Zhangwen Wei,...

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Building multiple adsorption sites in porous polymer networks...  

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Building multiple adsorption sites in porous polymer networks for carbon capture applications Previous Next List Weigang Lu, Wolfgang M. Verdegaal, Jiamei Yu, Perla B Balbuena,...

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Ammonia Capture in Porous Organic Polymers Densely Functionalized...  

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Ammonia Capture in Porous Organic Polymers Densely Functionalized with Brnsted Acid Groups Previous Next List Jeffrey F. Van Humbeck, Thomas M. McDonald, Xiaofei Jing, Brian M....

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Method for dialysis on microchips using thin porous polymer membrane  

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Laser-induced phase-separation polymerization of a porous acrylate polymer is used for in-situ fabrication of dialysis membranes inside glass microchannels. A shaped 355 nm laser beam is used to produce a porous polymer membrane with a thickness of about 15 .mu.m, which bonds to the glass microchannel and forms a semi-permeable membrane. Differential permeation through a membrane formed with pentaerythritol triacrylate was observed and quantified by comparing the response of the membrane to fluorescein and fluorescently tagging 200 nm latex microspheres. Differential permeation was observed and quantified by comparing the response to rhodamine 560 and lactalbumin protein in a membrane formed with SPE-methylene bisacrylamide. The porous membranes illustrate the capability for the present technique to integrate sample cleanup into chip-based analysis systems.

Singh, Anup K. (San Francisco, CA); Kirby, Brian J. (San Francisco, CA); Shepodd, Timothy J. (Livermore, CA)

2009-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Dialysis on microchips using thin porous polymer membranes  

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Laser-induced phase-separation polymerization of a porous acrylate polymer is used for in-situ fabrication of dialysis membranes inside glass microchannels. A shaped 355 nm laser beam is used to produce a porous polymer membrane with a thickness of about 15 .mu.m, which bonds to the glass microchannel and form a semi-permeable membrane. Differential permeation through a membrane formed with pentaerythritol triacrylate was observed and quantified by comparing the response of the membrane to fluorescein and fluorescently tagging 200 nm latex microspheres. Differential permeation was observed and quantified by comparing the response to rhodamine 560 and lactalbumin protein in a membrane formed with SPE-methylene bisacrylamide. The porous membranes illustrate the capability for the present technique to integrate sample cleanup into chip-based analysis systems.

Singh, Anup K. (San Francisco, CA); Kirby, Brian J. (San Francisco, CA); Shepodd, Timothy J. (Livermore, CA)

2007-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of non-premixed porous inserted regenerative thermal oxidizer  

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In this study, a porous inserted regenerative thermal oxidizer (PRTO) system was developed for a... x emissions and high radiant efficiency. Zirconium dioxide (ZrO2...) ceramic ...

Jun-chun Zhang; Le-ming Cheng; Cheng-hang Zheng…

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two Dimensional Polymer That Generates Nitric Oxide.  

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A polymeric composition that generates nitric oxide and a process for rendering the surface of a substrate nonthrombogenic by applying a coating of the polymeric composition to the substrate are disclosed. The composition comprises: (1) a crosslinked chemical combination of (i) a polymer having amino group-containing side chains along a backbone forming the polymer, and (ii) a crosslinking agent containing functional groups capable of reacting with the amino groups; and (2) a plurality of nitric oxide generating functional groups associated with the crosslinked chemical combination. Once exposed to a physiological environment, the coating generates nitric oxide thereby inhibiting platelet aggregation. In one embodiment, the nitric oxide generating functional groups are provided by a nitrated compound (e.g., nitrocellulose) imbedded in the polymeric composition. In another embodiment, the nitric oxide generating functional groups comprise N2O2- groups covalently bonded to amino groups on the polymer.

McDonald, William F. (Utica, OH); Koren, Amy B. (Lansing, MI)

2005-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Dioxide Capture from Air Using Amine-Grafted Porous Polymer...  

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Carbon Dioxide Capture from Air Using Amine-Grafted Porous Polymer Networks Previous Next List Weigang Lu, Julian P. Sculley, Daqiang Yuan, Rajamani Krishna, and Hong-Cai Zhou, J....

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Reduced graphene oxide/porous Si composite as anode for high-performance lithium ion batteries  

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Reduced graphene oxide/porous Si composite was fabricated through ... subsequent dispersing porous Si in the suspension of graphene oxide followed by reduced process. The electrochemical performance of the obtain...

Hua-Chao Tao; Xue-Lin Yang; Lu-Lu Zhang; Shi-Bing Ni

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-oxidation effects in porous silicon luminescence  

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We investigate the photoluminescence (PL) evolution of porous silicon samples when exposed to air in darkness and under illumination. Oxygen incorporation is monitored through ir spectroscopy. Fourier transform infrared measurements show that samples exposed to air in darkness exhibit low oxidation rates whereas its PL spectra remain unchanged. On the other hand, samples exposed to air under illumination show a remarkable change in its PL together with a drastic increase in the oxidation rate. A well defined PL peak starts to grow at the expense of a peak located at lower energies, which is present in the PL spectra of the as-prepared samples. The set of PL spectra obtained during the evolution shows an isostilbic point that suggests the existence of two emitting components kinetically correlated. The application of the factor analysis technique confirms this asseveration and enables us to obtain the spectrum of each single emitting component. The oxidation behavior, together with the shape and evolution of the PL spectra, are explained in terms of the quantum wires hypothesis combined with an oxidation mechanism with significant nucleation. The whole set of results demonstrates that quantum size effects may rule the photo-oxidation of the porous silicon structure, and gives strong support to a quantum confinement model for porous silicon PL.

R. R. Koropecki; R. D. Arce; J. A. Schmidt

2004-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Uranium Oxide Aerosol Transport in Porous Graphite  

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The objective of this paper is to investigate the transport of uranium oxide particles that may be present in carbon dioxide (CO2) gas coolant, into the graphite blocks of gas-cooled, graphite moderated reactors. The transport of uranium oxide in the coolant system, and subsequent deposition of this material in the graphite, of such reactors is of interest because it has the potential to influence the application of the Graphite Isotope Ratio Method (GIRM). The GIRM is a technology that has been developed to validate the declared operation of graphite moderated reactors. GIRM exploits isotopic ratio changes that occur in the impurity elements present in the graphite to infer cumulative exposure and hence the reactor’s lifetime cumulative plutonium production. Reference Gesh, et. al., for a more complete discussion on the GIRM technology.

Blanchard, Jeremy; Gerlach, David C.; Scheele, Randall D.; Stewart, Mark L.; Reid, Bruce D.; Gauglitz, Phillip A.; Bagaasen, Larry M.; Brown, Charles C.; Iovin, Cristian; Delegard, Calvin H.; Zelenyuk, Alla; Buck, Edgar C.; Riley, Brian J.; Burns, Carolyn A.

2012-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly efficient carbon dioxide capture with a porous organic polymer impregnated with  

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Highly efficient carbon dioxide capture with a porous organic polymer impregnated environmental crises such as global warming and ocean acidication, efficient carbon dioxide (CO2) capture As CO2 capture mate- rials, numerous solid adsorbents such as silica5 and carbon materials,6 metal

Paik Suh, Myunghyun

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Polymer-coated iron oxide nanoparticles for medical imaging  

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One of the most versatile and safe materials used in medicine are polymer-coated iron oxide nanoparticles. This dissertation describes several formulations for in vivo imaging applications. The paramagnetic polymer-coated ...

Chen, Suelin, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENS'05 Paris, France, 14-16 December 2005 CONTROL POROUS PATTERN OF ANODIC ALUMINUM OXIDE  

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ENS'05 Paris, France, 14-16 December 2005 CONTROL POROUS PATTERN OF ANODIC ALUMINUM OXIDE BY FOILS simpler, and low cost method to fabricate porous pattern of the anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) based applications such as sensors, optical devices, catalysts, and microfabricated fluidic devices. Anodic aluminum

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Stabilization of Photoluminescence of Porous Silicon with Nonaqueous Anodic Oxidation  

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In order to prevent the reduction of photoluminescence from porous silicon, we tried to form stable Si–O bonds by anodization in nonaqueous electrolyte at room temperature. Extremely strong, stable, and blue-shifted photoluminescence was obtained in porous silicon that was prepared in 1:1 solution of 49% HF and EtOH and subsequently anodized in KNO3-ethylene glycol electrolytes. The optimum condition was anodization at 20 mA cm-2 for 5 min in 0.02 M KNO3-ethylene glycol. For the formation of Si–O bonds on nanostructured surfaces, it is suggested that the electric field across the surface/electrolyte plays an important role because oxidation becomes more effective when the electrolyte is more resistive. Si–OH, which is formed as a precursor at subsequent anodization, stabilizes the nanostructured surface, converting itself to more stable Si–O bond with photoexcitation. The high current density introduced destroys nanostructured silicon by clustering with surrounding SiO2. With this clustering, wall sizes of the nanostructured silicon remain constant with anodization.

Michiko Shimura; Minoru Katsuma; Tsugunori Okumura

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneous electrocatalysis in porous cathodes of solid oxide fuel cells  

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A general physics-based model is developed for heterogeneous electrocatalysis in porous electrodes and used to predict and interpret the impedance of solid oxide fuel cells. This model describes the coupled processes of oxygen gas dissociative adsorption and surface diffusion of the oxygen intermediate to the triple phase boundary, where charge transfer occurs. The model accurately captures the Gerischer-like frequency dependence and the oxygen partial pressure dependence of the impedance of symmetric cathode cells. Digital image analysis of the microstructure of the cathode functional layer in four different cells directly confirms the predicted connection between geometrical properties and the impedance response. As in classical catalysis, the electrocatalytic activity is controlled by an effective Thiele modulus, which is the ratio of the surface diffusion length (mean distance from an adsorption site to the triple phase boundary) to the surface boundary layer length (square root of surface diffusivity div...

Fu, Y; Bertei, A; Qi, C; Mohanram, A; Pietras, J D; Bazant, M Z

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructure and Properties of Nanostructured Calcium Phosphate/Titania Porous Coatings via Micro Arc Oxidation  

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Crystalline Calcium Phosphate-TiO2 nanostructured porous layers were fabricated via micro arc oxidation technique under different times to investigate how...2 inner layer during the MAO growth. Based on XRD patte...

Sakine Abbasi; Hamid Reza Rezaie…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Porous polymeric materials for hydrogen storage  

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Porous polymers, tribenzohexazatriphenylene, poly-9,9'-spirobifluorene, poly-tetraphenyl methane and their derivatives for storage of H.sub.2 prepared through a chemical synthesis method. The porous polymers have high specific surface area and narrow pore size distribution. Hydrogen uptake measurements conducted for these polymers determined a higher hydrogen storage capacity at the ambient temperature over that of the benchmark materials. The method of preparing such polymers, includes oxidatively activating solids by CO.sub.2/steam oxidation and supercritical water treatment.

Yu, Luping (Hoffman Estates, IL); Liu, Di-Jia (Naperville, IL); Yuan, Shengwen (Chicago, IL); Yang, Junbing (Westmont, IL)

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation of dielectrics HR mirrors from colloidal oxide suspensions containing organic polymer binders  

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Colloidal suspensions of oxides have been used to prepare dielectric HR (high reflective) mirrors, specifically for high power fusion case applications, on substrates up to 38 cm square using a meniscus coater. These coatings consist of porous quarterwave layers of alternating high and low refractive index oxides. Silica was used as the low index oxide and AlOOH, ZrO{sub 2}, or HfO{sub 2} as the high index material. Coatings were weak because of low particle-to-particle adhesion. Use of organic polymer binders in the high index component was found to increase strength, thereby improving the laser damage threshold and also reducing the number of layers required for 99% reflection due to increased refractive index.

Thomas, I.M.

1994-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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{sup 17}O NMR investigations of oxidative degradation in polymers  

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We have initiated studies using both solution and solid state magic angle spinning {sup 17}O NMR for a series of oxidatively aged polymers. This short note reports the solution {sup 17}O NMR for oxidatively degraded polypropylene, ethylene-propylene-diene, polyisoprene, and nitrile rubber. Enriched O{sub 2} is used during the accelerated aging. 3 figs, 7 refs.

Alam, T.M.; Celina, M.; Assink, R.A.; Gillen, K.T.; Clough, R.L.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid oxide fuel cells having porous cathodes infiltrated with oxygen-reducing catalysts  

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Solid-oxide fuel cells include an electrolyte and an anode electrically coupled to a first surface of the electrolyte. A cathode is provided, which is electrically coupled to a second surface of the electrolyte. The cathode includes a porous backbone having a porosity in a range from about 20% to about 70%. The porous backbone contains a mixed ionic-electronic conductor (MIEC) of a first material infiltrated with an oxygen-reducing catalyst of a second material different from the first material.

Liu, Meilin; Liu, Ze; Liu, Mingfei; Nie, Lifang; Mebane, David Spencer; Wilson, Lane Curtis; Surdoval, Wayne

2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Degradation Onset of Polyethylene Oxide Used as a Hydrosoluble Model Polymer  

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Mechanical Degradation Onset of Polyethylene Oxide Used as a Hydrosoluble Model Polymer Degradation Onset of Polyethylene Oxide Used as a Hydrosoluble Model Polymer for Enhanced Oil Recovery and for both dilute and semi dilute polyethylene oxide aqueous solutions. It reveals that the exponent k

Boyer, Edmond

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Mechanical modeling of porous oxide fuel pellet A Test Problem  

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A poro-elasto-plastic material model has been developed to capture the response of oxide fuels inside the nuclear reactors under operating conditions. Behavior of the oxide fuel and variation in void volume fraction under mechanical loading as predicted by the developed model has been reported in this article. The significant effect of void volume fraction on the overall stress distribution of the fuel pellet has also been described. An important oxide fuel issue that can have significant impact on the fuel performance is the mechanical response of oxide fuel pellet and clad system. Specifically, modeling the thermo-mechanical response of the fuel pellet in terms of its thermal expansion, mechanical deformation, swelling due to void formation and evolution, and the eventual contact of the fuel with the clad is of significant interest in understanding the fuel-clad mechanical interaction (FCMI). These phenomena are nonlinear and coupled since reduction in the fuel-clad gap affects thermal conductivity of the gap, which in turn affects temperature distribution within the fuel and the material properties of the fuel. Consequently, in order to accurately capture fuel-clad gap closure, we need to account for fuel swelling due to generation, retention, and evolution of fission gas in addition to the usual thermal expansion and mechanical deformation. Both fuel chemistry and microstructure also have a significant effect on the nucleation and growth of fission gas bubbles. Fuel-clad gap closure leading to eventual contact of the fuel with the clad introduces significant stresses in the clad, which makes thermo-mechanical response of the clad even more relevant. The overall aim of this test problem is to incorporate the above features in order to accurately capture fuel-clad mechanical interaction. Because of the complex nature of the problem, a series of test problems with increasing multi-physics coupling features, modeling accuracy, and complexity are defined with the objective of accurate simulation of fuel-clad mechanical interaction subjected to a wide-range of thermomechanical stimuli.

Nukala, Phani K [ORNL; Barai, Pallab [ORNL; Simunovic, Srdjan [ORNL; Ott, Larry J [ORNL

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Capillary condensation and interface structure of a model colloid-polymer mixture in a porous medium  

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¨sseldorf, Universita¨tsstra�e 1, 40225 Du¨sseldorf, Germany Matthias Schmidt Debye Institute, Utrecht University, Princetonplein 5, 3584 CC Utrecht, The Netherlands Hartmut Lo¨wen Institut fu¨r Theoretische Physik II, Heinrich, the study of adsorbates in porous media is also of great interest in applied fields ranging from industrial

Schmidt, Matthias

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Monodisperse porous polymer particles containing macrocyclic ether as a new class of sorbent for SR(II) separation  

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Strontium{sup 90} is one of the typical fission products that may be found in high level liquid waste (HLLW). Separation of Sr{sup 90} prior to the vitrification is beneficial to the final treatment of solid radioactive waste. In this study, a new class of sorbent for Sr(II) was developed by loading the macrocyclic ether DtBuCH18C6 into the monodisperse porous polymer particles (MPPPs). The MPPPs are well-known as a promising chromatographic material due to the uniform particle size, porous morphology, good compatibility with organic extractants, and rigid matrix. The structure and micro-morphology of the sorbent particles were characterized. The adsorption behavior towards Sr(II) in HNO{sub 3} media was investigated by both batch and column experiments. High adsorption efficiency and selective separation of Sr(II) was obtained. The sorbent particles can be recycled for at least several times before obvious lose of the adsorption ability. This kind of sorbent possesses the potential to be used for strontium separation in radioactive liquid waste.

Leng, Yuxiao; Bai, Feifei [Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Faculty of Chemical Science and Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 100084 (China); Ye, Gang; Wei, Jichao; Wang, Jianchen; Chen, Jing [Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced room temperature oxidation in silicon and porous silicon under 10 keV x-ray irradiation  

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is monitored by ellipsometry and interferometric reflectance spectroscopy. Fourier transform infrared FTIR samples used in this work were boron doped p-type Si 100 , 0.01­0.02 cm. Porous silicon films were solution to remove the native oxide and subse- quently rinsed with de-ionized water and dried under nitro

Weiss, Sharon

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Strength and Notch Sensitivity of Porous-Matrix Oxide Composites Michael A. Mattoni and Frank W. Zokw  

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turbine engines. Their obvious advantage over monolithic ceramics is their superior damage toleranceStrength and Notch Sensitivity of Porous-Matrix Oxide Composites Michael A. Mattoni and Frank W composites, distinguished from one another by the amount of binding alumina within the matrix. Increases

Zok, Frank

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Oxidative chemical vapor deposition of conductive polymers for use in novel photovoltaic device architectures  

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The conductive polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), (PEDOT), deposited via oxidative chemical vapor deposition (oCVD) has been investigated for use in organic electronic devices. The oCVD process as well as the ...

Howden, Rachel M. (Rachel Mary)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short time proton dynamics in bulk ice and in porous anode solid oxide fuel cell materials  

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Oxygen reduction and incorporation into solid electrolytes and the reverse reaction of oxygen evolution play a cru-cial role in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) applications. However a detailed un derstanding of the kinetics of the cor-responding reactions, i.e. on reaction mechanisms, rate limiting steps, reaction paths, electrocatalytic role of materials, is still missing. These include a thorough characterization of the binding potentials experienced by protons in the lattice. We report results of Inelastic Neutron Scattering (INS) measurements of the vibrational state of the protons in Ni- YSZ highly porous composites (75% to 90% ), a ceramic-metal material showing a high electrical conductivity and ther mal stability, which is known to be most effectively used as anodes for solid ox ide fuel cells. The results are compared with INS and Deep Inelastic Neutron Scattering (DINS) experiments on the proton binding states in bulk ice.

Basoli, Francesco [Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy] [Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy; Senesi, Roberto [ORNL] [ORNL; Kolesnikov, Alexander I [ORNL] [ORNL; Licoccia, Silvia [NAST Center, University of Roma "Tor Vergata"] [NAST Center, University of Roma "Tor Vergata"

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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List of Journal Publications (updated April 2014) R. Justin, B. Chen*: Strong and conductive polymer-reduced graphene oxide  

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polymer-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites for transdermal drug deliveyr. Journal of Materials*: Characterisation and drug release performance of biodegradable chitosan-graphene oxide nanocomposites. Carbohydrate Polymers. 2014, 103, 70-80. · R. Justin, B. Chen*: Body temperature reduction of graphene oxide through

Ojovan, Michael

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X-ray absorption spectroscopy from H-passivated porous Si and oxidized Si nanocrystals  

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Quantum confinement in nanoscale Si structures is widely believed to be responsible for the visible luminescence observed from anodically etched porous silicon (por-Si), but little is known about the actual size or shape of these structures. Extended x-ray absorption fine structure data from a wide variety of por-Si samples show significantly reduced average Si coordination numbers due to the sizable contribution of surface-coordinated H. (The IUSI ratios, as large as 1.2, were independently confirmed by ir-absorption and {alpha}-recoil measurements.) The Si coordinations imply very large surface/volume ratios, enabling the average Si structures to be identified as crystalline particles (not wires) whose dimensions are typically <15 {Angstrom}. Comparison of the size-dependent peak luminescence energies with those of oxidized Si nanocrystals, whose shapes are known, shows remarkable agreement. Furthermore, near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure measurements of the nanocrystals shows the outer oxide and interfacial suboxide layers to be constant over a wide range of nanocrystal sizes. The combination of these results effectively rules out surface species as being responsible for the observed visible luminescence in por-Si, and strongly supports quantum confinement as the dominant mechanism occurring in Si particles which are substantially smaller than previously reported or proposed.

Schuppler, S.; Marcus, M.A. [AT and T Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ (United States); Friedman, S.L. [Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, CA (United States). Dept. of Applied Physics] [and others

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Size, shape, and crystallinity of luminescent structures in oxidized Si nanoclusters and H-passivated porous Si  

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Near-edge and extended x-ray absorption fine structure measurements from a wide variety of H-passivated porous Si samples and oxidized Si nanocrystals, combined with electron microscopy, ir-absorption, {alpha}-recoil, and luminescence emission data, provide a consistent structural picture of the species responsible for the luminescence observed in these systems. For luminescent porous Si samples peaking in the visible region, i. e., {le}700nm, their mass-weighted-average structures are determined here to be particles - not wires, whose short-range character is crystalline - not amorphous, and whose dimensions - typically <15 {angstrom} - are significantly smaller than previously reported or proposed. These results depend only on sample luminescence behavior, not on sample preparation details, and thus have general implications in describing the mechanism responsible for visible luminescence in porous silicon. New results are also presented which demonstrate that the observed luminescence is unrelated to either the photo-oxidized Si species in porous Si or the interfacial suboxide species in the Si nanocrystals.

Schuppler, S.; Marcus, M.A.; Xie, Y.H.; Harris, T.D.; Brown, W.L.; Chabal, Y.J.; Szajowski, P.J.; Friedman, S.L.; Adler, D.L. [AT& T Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ (United States); Ross, F.M. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)] [and others

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ag(I) Ion Functionalized Porous Organic Polymers As a New Platform for Highly Selective Adsorption of Ethylene over Ethane  

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We report herein a strategy of incorporating air stable Ag(I) ions into water stable, high surface area porous organic polymer (POP) affording significant increase in ethylene uptake capacity and extremely high Qst for ethylene (over 100 kJ/mol at low ethylene load-ing) as illustrated in the context of Ag(I) ion functionalized PAF-1, PAF-1-SO3Ag. IAST calculations using single-component-isotherm data and equimolar ethylene/ethane ratio at 296 K reveal PAF-1-SO3Ag shows exceptionally high ethylene/ethane adsorption selectivi-ty (Sads: 27 to 125), far surpassing benchmark zeolite and any other MOF reported in literature. This alongside excellent water/air stability, high ethylene uptake capacity, and mild regeneration requirements make PAF-1-SO3Ag hold promise for adsorption-based eth-ylene/ethane separations, paving a way to develop Ag(I) ion function-alized POPs as a new platform for highly selective adsorption of eth-ylene over ethane.

LI, Baiyan [University of South Florida, Tampa; Zhang, Yiming [University of South Florida, Tampa; Ma, Dingxuan [State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, Jilin University; Wu, Zili [ORNL; Ma, Shengqian [University of South Florida, Tampa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Slow dynamics of nanocomposite polymer aerogels as revealed by X-ray photocorrelation spectroscopy (XPCS)  

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We report on a novel slow dynamics of polymer xerogels, aerogels, and nanocomposite aerogels with iron oxide nanoparticles, as revealed by X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy. The polymer aerogel and its nanocomposite aerogels, which are porous in nature, exhibit hyper-diffusive dynamics at room temperature. In contrast, non-porous polymer xerogels exhibit an absence of this peculiar dynamics. This slow dynamical process has been assigned to a relaxation of the characteristic porous structure of these materials and not to the presence of nanoparticles.

Hernández, Rebeca, E-mail: rhernandez@ictp.csic.es, E-mail: aurora.nogales@csic.es; Mijangos, Carmen [Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, ICTP-CSIC, Juan de la Cierva, 3, 28006 Madrid (Spain)] [Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, ICTP-CSIC, Juan de la Cierva, 3, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Nogales, Aurora, E-mail: rhernandez@ictp.csic.es, E-mail: aurora.nogales@csic.es; Ezquerra, Tiberio A. [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, IEM-CSIC, Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid (Spain)] [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, IEM-CSIC, Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Sprung, Michael [Petra III at DESY, Notkestr. 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany)] [Petra III at DESY, Notkestr. 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany)

2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailored Porous Materials  

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Tailoring of porous materials involves not only chemical synthetic techniques for tailoring microscopic properties such as pore size, pore shape, pore connectivity, and pore surface reactivity, but also materials processing techniques for tailoring the meso- and the macroscopic properties of bulk materials in the form of fibers, thin films and monoliths. These issues are addressed in the context of five specific classes of porous materials: oxide molecular sieves, porous coordination solids, porous carbons, sol-gel derived oxides, and porous heteropolyanion salts. Reviews of these specific areas are preceded by a presentation of background material and review of current theoretical approaches to adsorption phenomena. A concluding section outlines current research needs and opportunities.

BARTON,THOMAS J.; BULL,LUCY M.; KLEMPERER,WALTER G.; LOY,DOUGLAS A.; MCENANEY,BRIAN; MISONO,MAKOTO; MONSON,PETER A.; PEZ,GUIDO; SCHERER,GEORGE W.; VARTULI,JAMES C.; YAGHI,OMAR M.

1999-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods for removing contaminant matter from a porous material  

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Methods of removing contaminant matter from porous materials include applying a polymer material to a contaminated surface, irradiating the contaminated surface to cause redistribution of contaminant matter, and removing at least a portion of the polymer material from the surface. Systems for decontaminating a contaminated structure comprising porous material include a radiation device configured to emit electromagnetic radiation toward a surface of a structure, and at least one spray device configured to apply a capture material onto the surface of the structure. Polymer materials that can be used in such methods and systems include polyphosphazine-based polymer materials having polyphosphazine backbone segments and side chain groups that include selected functional groups. The selected functional groups may include iminos, oximes, carboxylates, sulfonates, .beta.-diketones, phosphine sulfides, phosphates, phosphites, phosphonates, phosphinates, phosphine oxides, monothio phosphinic acids, and dithio phosphinic acids.

Fox, Robert V. (Idaho Falls, ID) [Idaho Falls, ID; Avci, Recep (Bozeman, MT) [Bozeman, MT; Groenewold, Gary S. (Idaho Falls, ID) [Idaho Falls, ID

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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High Electric Resistance Polymer/Lipid Composite Films on Indium?Tin?Oxide Electrodes  

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High Electric Resistance Polymer/Lipid Composite Films on Indium?Tin?Oxide Electrodes ... Impedance spectra were analyzed in terms of equivalent circuits with resistances, capacitances, and so-called “constant phase elements”. ... resists in directing the selective deposition of metal and ceramic thin films by MOCVD and sol-gel methods, resp. ...

Heiko Hillebrandt; Gerald Wiegand; Motomu Tanaka; Erich Sackmann

1999-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Initiation of atomic layer deposition of metal oxides on polymer substrates by water plasma pretreatment  

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The role of surface hydroxyl content in atomic layer deposition (ALD) of aluminum oxide (AO) on polymers is demonstrated by performing an atomic layer deposition of AO onto a variety of polymer types, before and after pretreatment in a plasma struck in water vapor. The treatment and deposition reactions are performed in situ in a high vacuum chamber that is interfaced to an x-ray photoelectron spectrometer to prevent adventitious exposure to atmospheric contaminants. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy is used to follow the surface chemistries of the polymers, including theformation of surface hydroxyls and subsequent growth of AO by ALD. Using dimethyl aluminum isopropoxide and water as reactants, ALD is obtained for water-plasma-treated poly(styrene) (PS), poly(propylene) (PP), poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), and poly(ethylene naphthalate) (PEN). For PS, PP, and PEN, initial growth rates of AO on the native (untreated) polymers are at least an order of magnitude lower than on the same polymer surface following the plasma treatment. By contrast, native PVA is shown to initiate ALD of AO as a result of the presence of intrinsic surface hydroxyls that are derived from the repeat unit of this polymer.

Steven Brandt, E.; Grace, Jeremy M. [Eastman Kodak Company, 1999 Lake Avenue, Rochester, New York 14650-2022 (United States)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-Degradation of Methelyne Blue over V2O5–TiO2 Nano-Porous Layers Synthesized by Micro Arc Oxidation  

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V2O5–TiO2 porous layers were synthesized via micro-arc oxidation for the first time. The effect of...k = 0.0228 min?1. The band gap energies of the vanadia–titania and pure titania layers were calculated as 2.56 ...

M. R. Bayati; F. Golestani-Fard; A. Z. Moshfegh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study on the Deposition of Al2O3 Coatings on Polymer Substrates by a Plasma Spray/Micro-Arc Oxidation Two-Step Method  

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To increase the wear resistance of polymer matrix composites, alumina coatings were deposited on polymer substrates by a two-step method combining plasma spraying and micro-arc oxidation. The microstructures and ...

Guanhong Sun; Xiaodong He; Jiuxing Jiang; Yue Sun…

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffusion in Porous Catalysts and Adsorbents  

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Diffusion in Porous Catalysts and Adsorbents ... Single industrial adsorbent pellets of zeolites 5A and 13X were mounted with a polymer capable of withstanding high temperatures. ...

Jan Hoogschagen

1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Doped, porous iron oxide films and their optical functions and anodic photocurrents for solar water splitting  

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The fabrication and morphological, optical, and photoelectrochemical characterization of doped iron oxide films is presented. The complex index of refraction and absorption coefficient of polycrystalline films are determined through measurement and modeling of spectral transmission and reflection data using appropriate dispersion relations. Photoelectrochemical characterization for water photo-oxidation reveals that the conversion efficiencies of electrodes are strongly influenced by substrate temperature during their oblique-angle physical vapor deposition. These results are discussed in terms of the films' morphological features and the known optoelectronic limitations of iron oxide films for application in solar water splitting devices.

Kronawitter, Coleman X.; Mao, Samuel S. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA and Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Antoun, Bonnie R. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)

2011-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Semipermeable polymers and method for producing same  

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A polyamide membrane comprising reaction product of an anhydrous solution comprising an anhydrous solvent, at least one polyfunctional secondary amine and a pre-polymer deposition catalyst; and an anhydrous, organic solvent solution comprising a polyfunctional aromatic amine-reactive reactant comprising one ring. A composite semipermeable membrane comprising the polyamide membrane on a porous support. A method of making a composite semipermeable membrane by coating a porous support with an anhydrous solution comprising an anhydrous solvent, a polyfunctional secondary amine and a pre-polymer deposition catalyst, to form an activated pre-polymer layer on the porous support and contacting the activated pre-polymer layer with an anhydrous, organic solvent solution comprising a polyfunctional amine-reactive reactant to interfacially condense the amine-reactive reactant with the polyfunctional secondary amine, thereby forming a cross-linked, interfacial polyamide layer on the porous support. A method of impregnating a composite semipermeable membrane with nanoparticles selected from heavy metals and/or oxides of heavy metals.

Buschmann, Wayne E. (Boulder, CO)

2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems and strippable coatings for decontaminating structures that include porous material  

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Methods of removing contaminant matter from porous materials include applying a polymer material to a contaminated surface, irradiating the contaminated surface to cause redistribution of contaminant matter, and removing at least a portion of the polymer material from the surface. Systems for decontaminating a contaminated structure comprising porous material include a radiation device configured to emit electromagnetic radiation toward a surface of a structure, and at least one spray device configured to apply a capture material onto the surface of the structure. Polymer materials that can be used in such methods and systems include polyphosphazine-based polymer materials having polyphosphazine backbone segments and side chain groups that include selected functional groups. The selected functional groups may include iminos, oximes, carboxylates, sulfonates, .beta.-diketones, phosphine sulfides, phosphates, phosphites, phosphonates, phosphinates, phosphine oxides, monothio phosphinic acids, and dithio phosphinic acids.

Fox, Robert V. (Idaho Falls, ID); Avci, Recep (Bozeman, MT); Groenewold, Gary S. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical interactions at polymer interfaces: poly(p-xylylene-?-tetrahydrothiophene-bromide, chloride) on indium–tin-oxide  

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Chemical interactions, at the interface between a precursor polymer for poly(p-phenylenevinylene), namely poly(p-xylylene-?-tetrahydrothiophene-chloride), and an indium–tin-oxide transparent electrode, are identified using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The \\{HCl\\} eliminated in the conversion process interacts with the surface of the indium–tin-oxide substrate leading to the formation of indium chloride which then diffuses into the polymer. It appears that indium–tin-oxide, or possibly the indium chloride generated at the interface, acts as a catalyst for the thermal elimination reaction. The results show unequivocally that interfacial interactions are of major importance in understanding, and ultimately improving, the performance of polymer-based electro-luminescent devices.

A Andersson; Th Kugler; M Lögdlund; A.B Holmes; X Li; W.R Salaneck

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iron porphyrin polymer films: Materials for the modification of electrode surfaces and the detection of nitric oxide  

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We are currently investigating a new method for the detection and quantification of nitric oxide (NO) based on a carbon electrode chemically modified with an iron porphyrin polymer film. Commercially available vinyl-substituted iron porphyrin monomers can be polymerized directly onto electrode surfaces through a published electrochemical polymerization process. We are also developing a synthesis for a new vinyl-substituted monomer, iron 5,10,15-triphenyl-20-vinyl porphyrin chloride, in hopes of improving polymer film stability. The electrochemistry of NO is also being investigated at electrodes chemically modified with an iron porphyrin polymer film. We are studying the catalytic oxidation of iron porphyrin bound NO to nitrate by molecular oxygen. The reaction with molecular oxygen is preceded by a one electron reduction of the iron porphyrin-NO complex. If currents proportional to nitric oxide concentration can be measured, a new NO electrochemical sensor will be designed.

McGuire, M.; Drew, S.M. [Carleton College, Northfield, MN (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3D CFD Model of a Tubular Porous-Metal Supported Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell  

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Currently there is strong interest in the large-scale production of hydrogen as an energy carrier for the non-electrical market [1, 2, and 3]. High-temperature nuclear reactors have the potential for substantially increasing the efficiency of hydrogen production from water splitting, with no consumption of fossil fuels, no production of greenhouse gases, and no other forms of air pollution. A high-temperature advanced nuclear reactor coupled with a high-efficiency high-temperature electrolyzer could achieve a competitive thermal-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency of 45 to 55%. A research program is under way at the INL to simultaneously address the research and scale-up issues associated with the implementation of solid-oxide electrolysis cell technology for hydrogen production from steam. The future SOEC market includes the 1200MW GEN4 reactor which has projected 40-50% efficiency, 400 tones H2 production per day (at 5kg H2/car/300 mile day this corresponds to 80,000 cars/day). DOE is planning for 26GW of nuclear hydrogen production by 2025.

G.L. Hawkes; B.D. Hawkes; M.S. Sohal; P.T. Torgerson; T. Armstrong; M.C. Williams

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: Microfluidic devices and methods including porous...  

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porous polymer monolith may include surfaces terminated with iniferter species. Capture molecules may then be grafted to the monolith pores. Authors: Hatch, Anson V; Sommer,...

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In situ derivation of sulfur activated TiO{sub 2} nano porous layers through pulse-micro arc oxidation technology  

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Highlights: {yields} S-TiO{sub 2} layers were grown by MAO technique under pulse current for the first time. {yields} Effect of growth parameters on chemical composition, topography, and morphology of the layers was studied. {yields} A correlation between photocatalytic performance and growth conditions was proposed. -- Abstract: Micro arc oxidation technique, as a facile and efficient process, was employed to grow sulfur doped titania porous layers. This research sheds light on the photocatalytic performance of the micro arc oxidized S-TiO{sub 2} nano-porous layers fabricated under pulse current. Morphological and topographical studies, performed by SEM and AFM techniques, revealed that increasing the frequency and/or decreasing the duty cycle resulted in formation of finer pores and smoother surfaces. XRD and XPS results showed that the layers consisted of anatase and rutile phases whose fraction was observed to change depending on the synthesis conditions. The highest anatase relative content was obtained at the frequency of 500 Hz and the duty cycle of 5%. Furthermore, photocatalytic activity of the layers was examined by measuring the decomposition rate of methylene blue under both ultraviolet and visible photo irradiations. Maximum photodegradation reaction rate constants over the pulse-grown S-TiO{sub 2} layers were respectively measured as 0.0202 and 0.0110 min{sup -1} for ultraviolet and visible irradiations.

Bayati, M.R., E-mail: mbayati@ncsu.edu [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 16845-161, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Golestani-Fard, F. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 16845-161, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of) [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 16845-161, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Iran University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 16845-195, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Moshfegh, A.Z. [Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11155-9161, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of) [Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11155-9161, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 14588-89694, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Molaei, Roya [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 16845-161, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 16845-161, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling and characterisation of porous materials.  

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??Porous materials possessing random microstructures exist in both organic (e.g. polymer foam, bone) and in-organic (e.g. silica aerogels) forms. Foams and aerogels are two such… (more)

Alsayednoor, Jafar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Porous low dielectric constant materials for microelectronics  

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...porous low-k films. The most important ones at the present time are inorganic silica-based materials (silica xerogel, aerogels), silsesquioxanes (SSQ) and organic polymers. The advantage of silica- and SSQ-based materials is that their chemical...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxidative chemical vapor deposition of semiconducting polymers and their use In organic photovoltaics  

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Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) have received significant interest for their potential low cost, high mechanical flexibility, and unique functionalities. OPVs employing semiconducting polymers in the photoactive layer have ...

Borrelli, David Christopher

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Why engineer porous materials?  

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...thermal conductivity materials (Maex et al. 2003...Hrubesh et al. 1993); materials remarkably similar to...reduce the oxygen at the cathode and oxidize the fuel...electrochemically active, have large surface...volume fraction of porous materials about 0.3 (Brandon...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of hybrid polymer containing iron oxides as As(III) and As(V) sorbent for drinking water purification  

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Abstract The objective of this paper was to evaluate the possibility of utilization of a novel hybrid polymer containing iron oxides as an arsenate and arsenite sorbent in water treatment. This material was primarily obtained as a by-product in the water de-ironing process by means of N-chlorosulfonamide polymers. The sorption properties of the hybrid polymer, including pH and coexisting ions’ influence on arsenic removal efficiency, were examined using kinetic and equilibrium experiments in a batch regime. In the column process, conducted with As-spiked natural water containing both As(III) and As(V), the breakthrough of the sorbent bed occurred after the solution amounting to about 4800 bed volumes passed through the column. The regeneration and re-use of the sorbent with NaOH and NaCl solution was also studied, indicating the possibility of repeated use of the sorbent with only a slight decrease in its sorptive properties for four cycles.

Daniel Oci?ski; Irena Jacukowicz-Sobala; Jerzy Raczyk; El?bieta Kocio?ek-Balawejder

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field emission study of cobalt ion implanted porous silicon  

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Analysis . Field Emission Measurements of Cobalt Implanted Porous Silicon Differences between the 1mplanted Porous Silicon Field Emission Devioe and the Al-anode Oxidized Porous Silicon Field Emission Diode VII CONCLUSION 70 94 99 REFERENCES... Emission Diode (OPSFED) was developed and studied [8] . The OPSFED was using the irregularity on the interface between the oxidized porous silicon film and silicon substrate as field emission cathodes, and a thin aluminum layer deposited...

Liu, Hongbiao

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Induced Water Oxidation on Cobalt-Phosphate (Co-Pi) Catalyst Modified Semi-Transparent, Porous SiO2-BiVO4 Electrodes  

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A facile and simple procedure for the synthesis of semi-transparent and porous SiO{sub 2}-BiVO{sub 4} electrodes is reported. The method involves a surfactant assisted metal-organic decomposition at 500 C. An earth abundant oxygen evolution catalyst (OEC), cobalt phosphate (Co-Pi), has been used to modify the SiO{sub 2}-BiVO{sub 4} electrode by electrodeposition (ED) and photoassisted electrodeposition (PED) methods. Modified electrodes by these two methods have been examined for light induced water oxidation and compared to the unmodified SiO{sub 2}-BiVO{sub 4} electrodes by various photoelectrochemical techniques. The PED method was a more effective method of OEC preparation than the ED method as evidenced by an increased photocurrent magnitude during photocurrent-potential (I-V) characterizations. Electrode surfaces catalyzed by PED exhibited a very large cathodic shift (420 mV) in the onset potential for water oxidation. The chopped-light I-V measurements performed at different intervals over 24-hour extended testing under illumination and applied bias conditions show a fair photostability for PED Co-Pi modified SiO{sub 2}-BiVO{sub 4}.

Pilli, S. K.; Deutsch, T. G.; Furtak, T. E.; Turner, J. A.; Brown, L. D.; Herring, A. M.

2012-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Sputtered Nickel Oxide Thin Film for Efficient Hole Transport Layer in Polymer-Fullerene Bulk-Heterojunction Organic Solar Cell  

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Bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) organic photovoltaics (OPV) are very promising thin film renewable energy conversion technologies due to low production cost by high-throughput roll-to-roll manufacturing, an expansive list of compatible materials, and flexible device fabrication. An important aspect of OPV device efficiency is good contact engineering. The use of oxide thin films for this application offers increased design flexibility and improved chemical stability. Here we present our investigation of radio frequency magnetron sputtered nickel oxide (NiO{sub x}) deposited from oxide targets as an efficient, easily scalable hole transport layer (HTL) with variable work-function, ranging from 4.8 to 5.8 eV. Differences in HTL work-function were not found to result in statistically significant changes in open circuit voltage (V{sub oc}) for poly(3-hexylthiophene):[6,6]-phenyl-C{sub 61}-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PCBM) BHJ device. Ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy (UPS) characterization of the NiO{sub x} film and its interface with the polymer shows Fermi level alignment of the polymer with the NiO{sub x} film. UPS of the blend also demonstrates Fermi level alignment of the organic active layer with the HTL, consistent with the lack of correlation between V{sub oc} and HTL work-function. Instead, trends in j{sub sc}, V{sub oc}, and thus overall device performance are related to the surface treatment of the HTL prior to active layer deposition through changes in active layer thickness.

Widjonarko, N. E.; Ratcliff, E. L.; Perkins, C. L.; Sigdel, A. K.; Zakutayev, A.; Ndione, P. F.; Gillaspie, D. T.; Ginley, D. S.; Olson, D. C.; Berry, J. J.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of poly(1-aminonaphthalene) and poly(1-aminoanthracene) by chemical oxidative polymerization and characterization of the polymers  

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Poly(1-aminonaphthalene) and poly(1-aminoanthracene) have been synthesized in high yields (90--96%) by chemical oxidative polymerization of 1-aminonaphthalene and 1-aminoanthracene using H{sub 2}O{sub 2} in the presence of Fe catalyst. The oxidative polymerization of 1-aminonaphthalene and 1-aminoanthracene proceeds via successive coupling that gives the polymer structure similar to polyaniline. The polymers are brown powders and soluble in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), dimethylformamide (DMF), N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, and HCOOH. The obtained poly(1-aminonaphthalene) and poly(1-aminoanthracene) show electrical conductivities of 1.7 {times} 10{sup {minus}6} and 1.6 {times} 10{sup {minus}4} S cm{sup {minus}1}, respectively, which increase to 3.8 {times} 10{sup {minus}4}-1.5 {times} 10{sup {minus}3} S cm{sup {minus}1} on doping with HCl or I{sub 2}. Light scattering measurements of the polymers in NMP shows a large degree of depolarization ({rho}{sub v} = 0.33), indicating that the polymers have a linear and stiff structure. The number-average molecular weights (M{sub n}) of poly(1-aminonaphthalene) and poly(1-aminoanthracene) obtained are determined as 4,300 and 4,500, respectively, with narrow molecular weight distribution by gel permeation chromatography (vs polystyrene). The weight-average molecular weight (M{sub b}) of poly(1-aminoanthracene) determined by the light scattering method is 7,000. {sup 1}H NMR spectra of PNA and PAA in DMSO-d{sub 6} give rise to the absorption of the NH hydrogen in the region of {delta} 5--6 ppm, and the NH hydrogen of PNA is exchangeable with the water hydrogen contained in DMSO-d{sub 6} on the NMR time scale with an activation energy of 27 kJ mol{sup {minus}1}. PNA and PAA do not show a distinct absorption peak in the visible region.

Moon, Doo Kyung; Osakada, Kohtaro; Maruyama, Tsukasa; Yamamoto, Takakazu [Tokyo Inst. of Tech., Yokohama (Japan). Research Lab. of Resources Utilization; Kubota, Kenji [Gunma Univ., Kiryu (Japan). Faculty of Technology

1993-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-induced dehydration of graphite oxide coatings on polymer substrates  

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Nanosized graphite has been oxidized by the Hummers method to give high quality graphite oxide. This reaction is characterized by a very fast kinetic behavior and a high yield. The produced graphite oxide has been conveniently used to pattern graphene by using a standard photolithographic method, and the resulting systems have been characterized by optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Visible-Near Infrared spectroscopy (Vis-NIR)

Longo, Angela, E-mail: angela.longo@cnr.it; Palomba, Mariano; Carotenuto, Gianfranco; Nicolais, Luigi [Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials, National Research Council, Viale Kennedy, 54, Mostra d'Oltremare Padiglione 20, 80125 Napoli (Italy); Orabona, Emanuele; Maddalena, Pasqualino [Department of Physics, University of Naples, Federico II, via cintia, 80126, Naples, Italy and SPIN Institute, National Research Council, UOS Naples, via cintia, 80126, Naples (Italy); Ambrosio, Antonio [SPIN Institute, National Research Council, UOS Naples, via cintia, 80126, Naples (Italy)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Process to produce lithium-polymer batteries  

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A polymer bonded sheet product is described suitable for use as an electrode in a non-aqueous battery system. A porous electrode sheet is impregnated with a solid polymer electrolyte, so as to diffuse into the pores of the electrode. The composite is allowed to cool, and the electrolyte is entrapped in the porous electrode. The sheet products composed have the solid polymer electrolyte composition diffused into the active electrode material by melt-application of the solid polymer electrolyte composition into the porous electrode material sheet. The solid polymer electrolyte is maintained at a temperature that allows for rapid diffusion into the pores of the electrode. The composite electrolyte-electrode sheets are formed on current collectors and can be coated with solid polymer electrolyte prior to battery assembly. The interface between the solid polymer electrolyte composite electrodes and the solid polymer electrolyte coating has low resistance. 1 fig.

MacFadden, K.O.

1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Competitive adsorption of (phosphorylated) ethoxylated styrene oxide polymer and polyacrylic acid on silica coated iron oxide pigment  

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Abstract The colloidal stabilization in waterbased paint is poorly understood due to its complexity in composition, usually containing mixtures of particles and of surface active agents (“dispersants”). In this study we make a step forward by analyzing the competitive adsorption of a few widely used dispersants on a typical inorganic pigment (70 nm sized Fe2O3-based red pigment; surface treated with silica; negative zetapotential at pH ? 7). The supposition is that any particle type in paint needs sufficient adsorbed dispersant in order to be stable. Thus, we investigate, for two combinations of two dispersants, how they mutually affect their adsorption at that pigment. Also the “single” adsorption of these dispersants was investigated, thus in the absence of the other. The dispersants are an anionic, polyacrylic acid sodium salt (“PANa”; MW = 15,000 Da) in combination with a MW = 1500 Da blockcopolymer of styrene oxide (SO) and ethoxylene (EO), either or not endcapped by a phosphate group (P). The adsorption behavior was analyzed by size exclusion chromatography of the processed supernatant of the pigment dispersion. \\{PANa\\} and SO–EO–P adsorb for electrostatic reasons while SO–EO has affinity only to an organic surface. \\{PANa\\} and SO–EO–P show regular single adsorption with a plateau starting at the critical micelle concentration (cmc). SO–EO shows single adsorption only beyond its cmc based on the adsorption of full micelles. When in competition, with SO-EP-P/PANa the adsorption of SO–EO–P is lowered by ?65% while that of \\{PANa\\} is unchanged. With SO–EO/PANa the surface active species behave like in single adsorption below the cmc, but beyond the cmc a complicated phase separation occurs that cannot be based on mixed micelles. The adsorption data of \\{PANa\\} are compromised by depletion of \\{PANa\\} from interstices between particles. The anionic dispersants adsorb to the silicium oxide coated iron oxide pigment with negative surface potential because of the presence of a pH dependent relatively small number of positive iron oxide surface sites.

Wim K. Wijting; Alexander van Reenen; Jozua Laven; Rolf A.T.M. van Benthem; Gijsbertus de With

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for production of ceramic oxide and carbide bodies by polymer inclusion and decomposition  

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A method for the preparation of thin, free-standing metal oxide films which are useful as nuclear accelerator target materials. Cations of any metal except those of Group IA and precious metals, such as, U, Zr, Nd, Ce, Th, pr or Cr, are absorbed on a thin film of polymeric material, such as, carboxymethylcellulose, viscose rayon or cellophane. The cation impregnated polymeric material is dried. Then the impregnated film is heated in an inert atmosphere to form a carbonized membrane. The carbonized membrane is oxidized to yield a thin, self-supporting, metal oxide membrane. Or, the membrane can be heated in an inert atmosphere to yield a thin, self-supporting, metal carbide-containing membrane.

Quinby, Thomas C. (Kingston, TN)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel akermanite-based bioceramics from preceramic polymers and oxide fillers  

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Abstract Akermanite (Ca2MgSi2O7) ceramics have been successfully prepared by a novel approach, consisting of the heat treatment of silicone resins embedding MgO and CaO precursors, in the form of micro- and nano-sized particles, that act as reactive fillers. Phase purity was promoted by the use of nano-sized particles or by secondary additives, such as sodium borate. The use of hydroxyapatite as additional filler allowed the fabrication of monoliths with good specific mechanical properties, although with a complex phase assemblage. Sodium borate, besides favoring the crystallization of the desired silicate, promoted a substantial and homogeneous foaming of polymer/filler mixtures, leading to akermanite foams possessing good compressive strength.

Enrico Bernardo; Jean-François Carlotti; Pedro Mendanha Dias; Laura Fiocco; Paolo Colombo; Laura Treccani; Ulrike Hess; Kurosch Rezwan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-Dimensional Property Distributions, Ohmic Losses, and Power Consumption within a Fuel Cell Polymer Electrolyte Membrane  

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Two-Dimensional Property Distributions, Ohmic Losses, and Power Consumption within a Fuel Cell Polymer Electrolyte Membrane ... The land provides both mechanical support and electrical contact to the porous transport layer (PTL), while the fuel and oxidant are distributed to the catalyst layer (CL) through the channels, again via the PTL. ... The anisotropic nature of the distributions suggest that there may be localized “hot spots” where an increased rate of power consumption could heat the membrane and cause it to fail. ...

Venkateshwar R. Devulapalli; Aaron V. Phoenix

2010-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoactive polymer–nanoclay hybrid photosensitizer for oxidation of phenol in aqueous media with the visible light  

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Abstract The intercalation of a photoactive polymer, polyethylene glycol (PEG2000) containing covalently attached 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin chromophores (p-THPP), in Cloisite® 30B (C30B) resulted in formation of a hybrid photosensitizer C30B/p-THPP-PEG2000. The photosensitizer acts as an efficient generator of singlet oxygen in aqueous medium on irradiation with visible light. Structural and photophysical properties of C30B/p-THPP-PEG2000 were determined using complementary physicochemical techniques: X-ray diffraction, laser scanning fluorescence confocal microscopy, and electronic absorption/emission spectroscopies. The C30B/p-THPP-PEG2000 was found to act as an efficient photosensitizer for oxidation of phenol in aqueous solution under irradiation with light at ? > 470 nm. The mechanism and the quantum yield of that process were shown to be strongly pH dependent. The pH effect on acid–base equilibria of porphyrin associated with imine N-protonation as well as the ionization of the phenol molecule were evaluated.

Dominik Drozd; Krzysztof Szczubia?ka; Marta Kumorek; Mariusz Kepczynski; Maria Nowakowska

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved polymers for enhanced oil recovery synthesis and rheology. Second annual report, October 1978-September 1979  

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The status of the following studies is given: macromolecular syntheses of model polymers (homopolymer synthesis, random copolymer synthesis, graft-copolymer syntheses); macromolecular characterization by size exclusion chromatography; dilute solution studies (ageing effects on viscosity, shear rate effects on viscosity, structure effects on viscosity, turbidimetric studies); polymer solution rheological studies; macromolecular flow through controlled porous media; and polymer solution flow through simulated porous reservoirs.

McCormick, C.L.; Hester, R.D.; Neidlinger, H.H.; Wildman, G.C.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Investigation of Polymer Backbone Dynamics in Poly(Ethylene Oxide) Based Lithium and Sodium Polyether-ester-sulfonate Ionomers  

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Polymer backbone dynamics of single ion conducting poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO)-based ionomer samples with low glass transition temperatures (Tg) have been investigated using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Experiments detecting 13C with 1H decoupling under magic angle spinning (MAS) conditions identified the different components of the polymer backbone (PEO spacer and isophthalate groups) and their relative mobilities for a suite of lithium- and sodium-containing ionomer samples with varying cation contents. Variable temperature (203-373 K) 1H-13C cross-polarization MAS (CP-MAS) experiments also provided qualitative assessment of the differences in the motions of the polymer backbone components as a function of cation content and identity. Each of the main backbone components exhibit distinct motions, following the trends expected for motional characteristics based on earlier Quasi Elastic Neutron Scattering and 1H spin-lattice relaxation rate measurements. Previous 1H and 7Li spin-lattice relaxation measurements focused on both the polymer backbone and cation motion on the nanosecond timescale. The studies presented here assess the slower timescale motion of the polymer backbone allowing for a more comprehensive understanding of the polymer dynamics. The temperature dependences of 13C linewidths were used to both qualitatively and quantitatively examine the effects of cation content and identity on PEO spacer mobility. Variable contact time 1H-13C CP-MAS experiments were used to further assess the motions of the polymer backbone on the microsecond timescale. The motion of the PEO spacer, reported via the rate of magnetization transfer from 1H to 13C nuclei, becomes similar for T ? 1.1 Tg in all ionic samples, indicating that at similar elevated reduced temperatures the motions of the polymer backbones on the microsecond timescale become insensitive to ion interactions. These results present an improved picture, beyond those of previous findings, for the dependence of backbone dynamics on cation density (and here, cation identity as well) in these amorphous PEO-based ionomer systems.

Roach, David J. [Penn State Univ., State College, PA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Dou, Shichen [Penn State Univ., State College, PA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Colby, Ralph H. [Penn State Univ., State College, PA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Mueller, Karl T. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Penn State Univ., State College, PA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  

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A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) is typically composed of two porous electrodes, interposed between an electrolyte made of a particular solid oxide ceramic material. The system originates from the work of Nernst...

Nigel M. Sammes; Roberto Bove; Jakub Pusz

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of poly(ethylene-oxide)/nanoclay solid polymer electrolyte for all solid-state lithium/sulfur battery  

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Recently, a number of related investigations have described the use of polymer/nanoclay composites in SPE [16–18...]. As a layered host, nanoclays can provide a large interfacial contact area, which improves the ...

Yongguang Zhang; Yan Zhao; Denise Gosselink; P. Chen

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Porous and cellular materials for structural applications  

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The symposium, Porous and Cellular Materials for Structural Applications, was held on April 13--15 at the 1998 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco. Recent developments were presented and discussed in the area of porous and cellular materials, including polymer-, ceramic-, and metal-based materials. The general focus of the symposium was on porous materials that are being developed, at least in part, for structural applications. Theoretical aspects of the mechanical behavior of porous and cellular materials were discussed, as well as the specific mechanical properties of a wide variety of solid foam materials. Design principles for the use of solid foams in structures were presented, and a number of promising applications for porous and cellular materials were shown. Papers on the manufacture of solid foams and the production of parts containing solid foams were presented. A significant portion of the symposium was devoted to new porous materials that cannot be classified as foams, such as hollow spheres, hot isostatically compacted and expanded (HICE) materials and GASAR materials. Thirty nine papers were processed separately for inclusion on the data base.

Schwartz, D.S.; Shih, D.S. [eds.] [Boeing Co., St. Louis, MO (United States); Evans, A.G. [ed.] [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States); Wadley, H.N.G. [ed.] [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymer blends for use in photoelectrochemical cells for conversion of solar energy to electricity  

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There is disclosed a polymer blend of a highly conductive polymer and a solid polymer electrolyte that is designed to achieve better charge transfer across the conductive film/polymer electrolyte interface of the electrochemical photovoltaic cell. The highly conductive polymer is preferably polypyrrole or poly-N-p-nitrophenylpyrrole and the solid polymer electrolyte is preferably polyethylene oxide or polypropylene oxide.

Skotheim, T.

1984-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymer blends for use in photoelectrochemical cells for conversion of solar energy to electricity  

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There is disclosed a polymer blend of a highly conductive polymer and a solid polymer electrolyte that is designed to achieve better charge transfer across the conductive film/polymer electrolyte interface of the electrochemical photovoltaic cell. The highly conductive polymer is preferably polypyrrole or poly-N-p-nitrophenylpyrrole and the solid polymer electrolyte is preferably polyethylene oxide or polypropylene oxide.

Skotheim, Terje (East Patchogue, NY)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlating the NMR self-diffusion and relaxation measurements with ionic conductivity in polymer electrolytes composed of cross-linked poly(ethylene oxide-propylene oxide) doped with LiN(SO 2 CF 3 ) 2  

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A solvent-free solid-polymer electrolyte based on a cross-linked poly(ethylene oxide-propylene oxide) random copolymer doped with LiN(SO 2 CF 3 ) 2 was studied using multinuclear NMR and ionic conductivity. The NMR spin-lattice relaxation times T 1 of the bulk polymer ( 1 H ) the lithium ion ( 7 Li ) and the anion ( 19 F ) were analyzed using single exponential analysis above the glass transition temperatures. Since the temperature dependent 1 H and 7 Li NMR T 1 values had minima the reorientational correlation times were obtained for the segmental motion of the CH 2 CH 2 O/ CH 2 CH ( CH 3 ) O moiety of the bulk polymer and the hopping motion of the lithium ions correlated with the segmental motion. The spin–spin relaxation of the anion signals appeared single exponential with respect to time whereas that of the polymer and the lithium echo signals were at least bi-exponential. Since both the spin-lattice and spin–spin relaxation of the anion indicated a single component the self-diffusion coefficients D were measured using 19 F pulsed-gradient spin-echo (PGSE) NMR measurements. Although the PGSE attenuation data appeared single exponential at each value of the separation between the gradient pulses ? the measured D values had a ? -dependence. Phenomenologically the anion diffuses quicker in a shorter range and the activation energy of the shorter-time diffusion is smaller than that of the longer-time diffusion. The apparent self-diffusion coefficients became smaller for longer ? and approached a constant when ? was longer than 0.05 s. The mean square displacements of the anion were inconsistent with standard diffusion models including “anomalous diffusion” as found for a neutral particle diffusing in a fractal network [i.e. ?r 2 (?)??? ? with ?<1(??2/d w where d w is the random walk fractal dimension)]. The apparent diffusion coefficients of the lithium ions at ?=0.02? s are almost independent of temperature and smaller than the corresponding diffusion coefficients of the anion. Since the activation energy of the anion determined for ? longer than 0.05 s correlates well with those obtained from the ionic conductivity the ion conduction in the solid-polymer medium is driven mainly by fast transfer of the anions.

Kikuko Hayamizu; Yuichi Aihara; William S. Price

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Porous Polymer Networks: Synthesis, Porosity, and Applications...  

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and exhibit high thermal and chemical stability. Their porosity was confirmed by N2 sorption isotherms at 77 K. One of these materials, PPN-3, has a Langmuir surface area of 5323...

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Nickel catalysts based on porous nickel for methane steam reforming  

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The influence of synthesis conditions on the phase composition and texture of porous nickel supports as plates with a magnesium oxide underlayer were investigated by X-ray diffraction, low-temperature nitrogen...

Z. A. Sabirova; M. M. Danilova; V. I. Zaikovskii; N. A. Kuzin…

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on electroluminescence from porous silicon light-emitting diode  

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Porous silicon (PS) light-emitting diode (LED) with an ITO/PS/p-Si/Al structure was fabricated by anodic oxidation method. Photoluminescence (PL) of the PS LED was measured with a...

Yang, Yajun; Li, Qingshan; Liu, Xianyun

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Epoxides in the Sol?Gel Synthesis of Porous Iron(III) Oxide Monoliths from Fe(III) Salts  

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28-30 Refluxing results in thick sols that are then calcined to give iron(III) oxide powders. ... 32 A sol?gel derived pyrotechnic is an example of an energetic nanocomposite, in which metal oxide nanoparticles react with nanometer-sized oxophilic metals (Al or Mg) and or other fuels in very exothermic reactions. ... We have previously used propylene oxide as a gelation promoter in the sol?gel synthesis of lanthanide and lanthanide?silicate gels using hydrated lanthanide nitrate salts. ...

Alexander E. Gash; Thomas M. Tillotson; Joe H. Satcher, Jr.; John F. Poco; Lawrence W. Hrubesh; Randall L. Simpson

2001-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymer blends for use in photoelectrochemical cells for conversion of solar energy to electricity and methods for manufacturing such blends  

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There is disclosed a polymer blend of a highly conductive polymer and a solid polymer electrolyte that is designed to achieve better charge transfer across the conductive film/polymer electrolyte interface of the electrochemical photovoltaic cell. The highly conductive polymer is preferably polypyrrole or poly-N-p-nitrophenylpyrrole and the solid polymer electrolyte is preferably polyethylene oxide or polypropylene oxide.

Skotheim, Terje (East Patchogue, NY)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Titanium-Oxide/Polymer Insulation in Bi-2212/Ag-alloy Round Wire Wound Superconducting Coils  

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Conductor insulation is one of the key components needed to make Ag-alloy clad Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x (Bi-2212/Ag) superconducting round wire (RW) successful for high field magnet applications as dielectric standoff and high winding current densities (Jw) directly depend on it. In this study, a TiO2/polymer insulation coating developed by nGimat LLC was applied to test samples and a high field test coil. The insulation was investigated by differential thermal analysis (DTA), thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), dielectric properties measurement, and transport critical current (Ic) properties measurement. About 29% of the insulation by weight is polymer. When the Bi-2212/Ag wire is full heat treated, this decomposes with slow heating to 400{\\deg}C in pure O2. After the full reaction, we found that the TiO2 did not degrade the critical current properties, adhered well to the conductor, and provided a breakdown voltage of >100 V, which allowed the test coil to survive quenching in 31.2 T background field, while providing a 2.6 T field increment. For Bi-2212/Ag RW with a typical diameter of 1.0-1.5 mm, this ~15 um thick insulation allows a very high coil packing factor of ~0.74, whereas earlier alumino-silicate braid insulation only allows packing factors of 0.38-0.48.

Peng Chen; Ulf P Trociewitz; Matthieu Dalban-Canassy; Jianyi Jiang; Eric E Hellstrom; David C Larbalestier

2013-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Optically Transparent Porous Medium for Nondestructive Studies of Microbial Biofilm Architecture and Transport Dynamics  

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...1998. Handbook of polymers. Wiley-Interscience...Busscher. 1999. Models for studying initial...Ever see a water flood? Oil Gas J. 59...A new colloidal model system to study long-range...colloids within a model porous medium. Biofilms...0 Culture Media 0 Polymers 9002-84-0 Polytetrafluoroethylene...

Andrew P. Leis; Sven Schlicher; Hilmar Franke; Martin Strathmann

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Size Matters: Incorporation of Poly(acrylic acid) and Small Molecules into Hierarchically Porous Metal Oxides Prepared with and without Templates  

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(2) It has been extensively studied as a radioactive waste storage material but synroc has yet to be structured into an adsorbent. ... It has been determined that in confined environments the incorporation of polyelectrolytes increases with molecular weight because long tails extend away from the metal oxide surface. ... Environmental Science and Technology (2005), 39 (5), 1324-1331 CODEN: ESTHAG; ISSN:0013-936X. ...

Glenna L. Drisko; Paolo Imperia; Massey de los Reyes; Vittorio Luca; Rachel A. Caruso

2010-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Why engineer porous materials?  

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...Porous carbon of high thermal conductivity is used...absorption, fuel cells and battery materials is a number...photoluminescence, thermal conductivity, low k...self-lubricating bearings and battery electrodes. The range...vibration suppression and thermal management. The porous...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymer Electrolyte and Polymer Battery  

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Generally the polymer electrolyte of the polymer battery is classified into two kinds of the electrolyte: One is a dry-type electrolyte composed of a polymer matrix and...21.1. Fig....

Toshiyuki Osawa; Michiyuki Kono

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microporous Patterned Electrodes for Color-Matched Electrochromic Polymer Displays  

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Microporous Patterned Electrodes for Color-Matched Electrochromic Polymer Displays Pierre of electroactive and conducting polymers offers new opportunities for the design of materials for electrochromic the most promising electrochromic (EC) properties. Here, we report the use of highly porous metallized

Tanner, David B.

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Efficient Polymer Solar Cells Fabricated on Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):Poly(styrenesulfonate)-Etched Old Indium Tin Oxide Substrates  

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In organic electronic devices, indium tin oxide (ITO) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) are the most common transparent electrode and anodic buffer layer materials, respectively. A widespread concern is that PEDOT:PSS is acidic and etches ITO. We show that this issue is not serious: only a few nanometers of ITO are etched in typical device processing conditions and storage thereafter; conductivity losses are affordable; and optical transmission gains further offset these losses. Organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices fabricated on old ITO (with PEDOT:PSS history) were similar or higher in efficiency than devices on fresh ITO. Poly[[4,8-bis[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b?]dithiophene-2,6-diyl][3-fluoro-2-[(2-ethylhexyl)carbonyl]thieno[3,4-b]thiophenediyl

Elshobaki, Moneim [Mansoura University; Anderegg, James [Ames Laboratory; Chaudhary, Sumit [Ames Laboratory

2014-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Chelating agent assisted heat treatment of carbon supported cobalt oxide nanoparticle for use as cathode catalyst of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC)  

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Cobalt-based catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) have been successfully incorporated cobalt oxide (Co3O4) onto Vulcan XC-72 carbon powder by thermal decomposition of Co–ethylenediamine complex (ethylenediamine, NH2CH2CH2NH2, denoted en) at 850 °C. The catalysts were prepared by adsorbing the cobalt complexes [Co(en)(H2O)4]3+, [Co(en)2(H2O)2]3+ and [Co(en)3]3+ on commercial XC-72 carbon black supports, loading amount of Co with respect to carbon black was about 2%, the resulting materials have been pyrolyzed under nitrogen atmosphere to create CoOx/C catalysts, donated as E1, E2, and E3, respectively. The composite materials were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Chemical compositions of prepared catalysts were determined using inductively-coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES). The catalytic activities for ORR have been analyzed by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and linear sweep voltammetry (LSV). The electrocatalytic activity for oxygen reduction of E2 is superior to that of E1 and E3. Membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) containing the synthesized CoOx/C cathode catalysts were fabricated and evaluated by single cell tests. The E2 cathode performed better than that of E1 and E3 cathode. This can be attributed to the enhanced activity for ORR, in agreement with the composition of the catalyst that CoO co-existed with Co3O4. The maximum power density 73 mW cm?2 was obtained at 0.3 V with a current density of 240 mA cm?2 for E2 and the normalized power density of E2 is larger than that that of commercial 20 wt.% Pt/C-ETEK.

Chia-Hung Huang; Shyh-Jiun Liu; Weng-Sing Hwang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrode electrolyte interlayers containing cerium oxide for electrochemical fuel cells  

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An electrochemical cell is made having a porous fuel electrode (16) and a porous air electrode (13), with solid oxide electrolyte (15) therebetween, where the air electrode surface opposing the electrolyte has a separate, attached, dense, continuous layer (14) of a material containing cerium oxide, and where electrolyte (16) contacts the continuous oxide layer (14), without contacting the air electrode (13).

Borglum, Brian P. (Edgewood, PA); Bessette, Norman F. (N. Huntingdon, PA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Thermal Aging on the Mechanical Properties of a Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composite  

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Effects of Thermal Aging on the Mechanical Properties of a Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composite Eric A properties of an all-oxide fiber-reinforced composite following long-term exposure (1000 h) at temperatures of 1000­1200°C in air. The composite of interest derives its damage tolerance from a highly porous matrix

Zok, Frank

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Method for forming porous sintered bodies with controlled pore structure  

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The present invention is based, in part, on a method for combining a mixture of hydroxide and hydride functional siloxanes to form a polysiloxane polymer foam, that leaves no residue (zero char yield) upon thermal decomposition, with ceramic and/or metal powders and appropriate catalysts to produce porous foam structures having compositions, densities, porosities and structures not previously attainable. The siloxanes are mixed with the ceramic and/or metal powder, wherein the powder has a particle size of about 400 .mu.m or less, a catalyst is added causing the siloxanes to foam and crosslink, thereby forming a polysiloxane polymer foam having the metal or ceramic powder dispersed therein. The polymer foam is heated to thermally decompose the polymer foam and sinter the powder particles together. Because the system is completely nonaqueous, this method further provides for incorporating reactive metals such as magnesium and aluminum, which can be further processed, into the foam structure.

Whinnery, LeRoy Louis (4929 Julie St., Livermore, Alameda County, CA 94550); Nichols, Monte Carl (4070 Guilford Ave., Livermore, Alameda County, CA 94550)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Foams in porous media  

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In 1978 a literature search on selective blocking of fluid flow in porous media was done by Professor S.S. Marsden and two of his graduate students, Tom Elson and Kern Huppy. This was presented as SUPRI Report No. TR-3 entitled ''Literature Preview of the Selected Blockage of Fluids in Thermal Recovery Projects.'' Since then a lot of research on foam in porous media has been done on the SUPRI project and a great deal of new information has appeared in the literature. Therefore we believed that a new, up-to-date search should be done on foam alone, one which would be helpful to our students and perhaps of interest to others. This is a chronological survey showing the development of foam flow, blockage and use in porous media, starting with laboratory studies and eventually getting into field tests and demonstrations. It is arbitrarily divided into five-year time periods. 81 refs.

Marsden, S.S.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Spin-Crossover-Induced Pore Contraction on CO{sub 2}-Host Interactions in the Porous Coordination Polymers [Fe(pyrazine)M(CN){sub 4}] (M = Ni, Pt)  

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Variable-temperature in situ ATR-FTIR spectra are presented for the porous spin-crossover compounds [Fe(pyrazine)- Ni(CN){sub 4}] and [Fe(pyrazine)Pt(CN){sub 4}] under CO{sub 2} pressures of up to 8 bar. Significant shifts in the ?{sub 3} and ?{sub 2} IR absorption bands of adsorbed CO{sub 2} are observed as the host materials undergo transition between low- and high-spin states. Computational models used to determine the packing arrangement of CO{sub 2} within the pore structures show a preferred orientation of one of the adsorbed CO{sub 2} molecules with close O=C=O···H contacts with the pyrazine pillar ligands. The interaction is a consequence of the commensurate distance of the inter-pyrazine separations and the length of the CO{sub 2} molecule, which allows the adsorbed CO{sub 2} to effectively bridge the pyrazine pillars in the structure. The models were used to assign the distinct shifts in the IR absorption bands of the adsorbed CO{sub 2} that arise from changes in the O=C=O···H contacts that strengthen and weaken in correlation with changes in the Fe–N bond lengths as the spin state of Fe changes. The results indicate that spin-crossover compounds can function as a unique type of flexible sorbent in which the pore contractions associated with spin transition can affect the strength of CO{sub 2}–host interactions.

Culp, Jeffrey T.; Chen, De-Li; Liu, Jinchen; Chirdon, Danielle; Kauffman, Kristi; Goodman, Angela; Johnson, J. Karl

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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e-Polymers 2009, no. 134 http://www.e-polymers.org  

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so produced are both flexible and porous; we now report their swelling efficacies as a function have been used to absorb oil spilled on water [1, 2]. Polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE in remediation of oil spills [3]. Among such materials, alkyl acrylate and aromatic polymers with hydrophobicity

North Texas, University of

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Scaling the Water Percolation in PEM Fuel Cell Porous Transport Layers  

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A typical polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) consist of a series of non?wetting porous layers comprised between the bipolar plates: the porous transport anode and cathode layers with their catalyst layer and the proton exchange membrane. The cathode porous transport layer (PTL) also known as gas diffusion layer has the dual role of facilitating the access of the reactants to the catalyst layer while removing the generated water. Water percolation through the PTL will evolve on one of the drainage flow patterns (either capillary fingering or stable displacement) depending on the injection flow rate.

E. F. Medici; J. S. Allen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation of multiple levels of porous silicon for buried insulators and conductors in silicon device technologies  

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A method of forming a multiple level porous silicon substrate for semiconductor integrated circuits including anodizing non-porous silicon layers of a multi-layer silicon substrate to form multiple levels of porous silicon. At least one porous silicon layer is then oxidized to form an insulating layer and at least one other layer of porous silicon beneath the insulating layer is metallized to form a buried conductive layer. Preferably the insulating layer and conductive layer are separated by an anodization barrier formed of non-porous silicon. By etching through the anodization barrier and subsequently forming a metallized conductive layer, a fully or partially insulated buried conductor may be fabricated under single crystal silicon.

Blewer, Robert S. (Albuquerque, NM); Gullinger, Terry R. (Albuquerque, NM); Kelly, Michael J. (Albuquerque, NM); Tsao, Sylvia S. (Albuquerque, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerated Characterization of Polymer Properties  

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This report describes the efforts to develop a suite of microanalysis techniques that can rapidly measure a variety of polymer properties of industrial importance, including thermal, photo-oxidative, and color stability; as well as ductility, viscosity, and mechanical and antistatic properties. Additional goals of the project were to direct the development of these techniques toward simultaneous measurements of multiple polymer samples of small size in real time using non-destructive and/or parallel or rapid sequential measurements, to develop microcompounding techniques for preparing polymers with additives, and to demonstrate that samples prepared in the microcompounder could be analyzed directly or used in rapid off-line measurements. These enabling technologies are the crucial precursors to the development of high-throughput screening (HTS) methodologies for the polymer additives industry whereby the rate of development of new additives and polymer formulations can be greatly accelerated.

R. Wroczynski; l. Brewer; D. Buckley; M. Burrell; R. Potyrailo

2003-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic Supplementary Material Scalable preparation of porous silicon nanoparticles and  

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and their application for lithium-ion battery anodes Mingyuan Ge1 , Jiepeng Rong1 , Xin Fang1 , Anyi Zhang1 , Yunhao Lu2 with reduced graphene oxide Figure S2 TEM image of porous silicon nanoparticles after carbon coating and graphene wrapping. #12;www.theNanoResearch.comwww.Springer.com/journal/12274 | Nano R

Zhou, Chongwu

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Pyrolytic carbon electrodes Lithographically Defined Porous Carbon Electrodes**  

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to the intrinsic material properties of carbon, functionalized films can be produced through chemical modification fabrication method capable of producing large area (%100 s cm2 ) submicrometer porous carbon films. In our methodology. The palladium-modified electrodes exhibit a catalytic response for methanol oxidation

New Mexico, University of

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Amorphization and reduction of thermal conductivity in porous silicon by irradiation with swift heavy ions  

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In this article, we demonstrate that the thermal conductivity of nanostructured porous silicon is reduced by amorphization and also that this amorphous phase in porous silicon can be created by swift (high-energy) heavy ion irradiation. Porous silicon samples with 41%-75% porosity are irradiated with 110 MeV uranium ions at six different fluences. Structural characterisation by micro-Raman spectroscopy and SEM imaging show that swift heavy ion irradiation causes the creation of an amorphous phase in porous Si but without suppressing its porous structure. We demonstrate that the amorphization of porous silicon is caused by electronic-regime interactions, which is the first time such an effect is obtained in crystalline silicon with single-ion species. Furthermore, the impact on the thermal conductivity of porous silicon is studied by micro-Raman spectroscopy and scanning thermal microscopy. The creation of an amorphous phase in porous silicon leads to a reduction of its thermal conductivity, up to a factor of 3 compared to the non-irradiated sample. Therefore, this technique could be used to enhance the thermal insulation properties of porous Si. Finally, we show that this treatment can be combined with pre-oxidation at 300 Degree-Sign C, which is known to lower the thermal conductivity of porous Si, in order to obtain an even greater reduction.

Newby, Pascal J. [Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, Universite de Lyon, INL-UMR5270, CNRS, INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne 69621 (France); Institut Interdisciplinaire d'Innovation Technologique (3IT), Universite de Sherbrooke, CNRS UMI-LN2, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K0A5 (Canada); Canut, Bruno; Bluet, Jean-Marie; Lysenko, Vladimir [Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, Universite de Lyon, INL-UMR5270, CNRS, INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne 69621 (France); Gomes, Severine [Centre de Thermique de Lyon, Universite de Lyon, CETHIL-UMR5008, CNRS, INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne 69621 (France); Isaiev, Mykola; Burbelo, Roman [Faculty of Physics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 64/13, Volodymyrs'ka St., Kyiv 01601 (Ukraine); Termentzidis, Konstantinos [Laboratoire LEMTA, Universite de Lorraine-CNRS UMR 7563, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy cedex (France); Chantrenne, Patrice [Universite de Lyon, INSA de Lyon, MATEIS-UMR CNRS 5510, Villeurbanne 69621 (France); Frechette, Luc G. [Institut Interdisciplinaire d'Innovation Technologique (3IT), Universite de Sherbrooke, CNRS UMI-LN2, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K0A5 (Canada)

2013-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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101

EMSL - polymers  

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polymers en Structures and Stabilities of (MgO)n Nanoclusters. http:www.emsl.pnl.govemslwebpublicationsstructures-and-stabilities-mgon-nanoclusters

102

Catalyst supports for polymer electrolyte fuel cells  

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...Bruce, Richard Catlow and Peter Edwards Catalyst supports for polymer electrolyte fuel...durability in fuel cells is to discover catalyst supports that do not corrode, or corrode...black support. fuel cells|oxides|catalyst supports|nanoparticles|conductivity...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Strain rate effects in porous materials  

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The behavior of metal foams under rapid loading conditions is assessed. Dynamic loading experiments were conducted in their laboratory using a split Hopkinson pressure bar apparatus and a drop weight tester; Strain rates ranged from 45 s{sup {minus}1} to 1200 s{sup {minus}1}. The implications of these experiments on open-cell, porous metals, and closed- and open-cell polymer foams are described. It is shown that there are two possible strain-rate dependent contributors to the impact resistance of cellular metals: (i) elastic-plastic resistance of the cellular metal skeleton, and (ii) the gas pressure generated by gas flow within distorted open cells. A theoretical basis for these implications is presented.

Lankford, J. Jr.; Dannemann, K.A. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

104

Semipermeable polymers and method for producing the same  

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A polyamide membrane including reaction product of an anhydrous solution comprising an anhydrous solvent, at least one polyfunctional secondary amine and a pre-polymer deposition catalyst, and an anhydrous, organic solvent solution comprising a polyfunctional aromatic amine-reactive reactant having one ring. A composite semipermeable membrane including the polyamide membrane on a porous support.

Buschmann, Wayne E

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Tridentate Phosphine Linkers for Immobilized Catalysts: Development and Characterization of Immobilized Rhodium Complexes and Solid-State NMR Studies of Polymers  

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) polymers. 13C CP/MAS (cross polarization with magic angle spinning) NMR and IR spectroscopy reveal that PEEK polymers show no detectable chemical change on the molecular level, while PPS polymers display signs of oxidation of the thioether group...

Guenther, Johannes 1983-

2012-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

106

Enhancement of thermal stability of porous bodies comprised of stainless steel or an alloy  

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A method for treating a porous item constructed of metal powder, such as a powder made of Series 400 stainless steel, involves a step of preheating the porous item to a temperature of between about 700 and 900.degree. C. degrees in an oxidizing atmosphere and then sintering the body in an inert or reducing atmosphere at a temperature which is slightly below the melting temperature of the metal which comprises the porous item. The thermal stability of the resulting item is enhanced by this method so that the item retains its porosity and metallic characteristics, such as ductility, at higher (e.g. near-melting) temperatures.

Bischoff, Brian L. (Knoxville, TN); Sutton, Theodore G. (Kingston, TN); Judkins, Roddie R. (Knoxville, TN); Armstrong, Timothy R. (Clinton, TN); Adcock, Kenneth D. (Harriman, TN)

2010-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

107

Influence of Ionic Surfactants on the Aggregation of Poly(Ethylene Oxide)-Poly(Propylene Oxide)-Poly(Ethylene Oxide) Block Copolymers Studied by Differential Scanning and  

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Influence of Ionic Surfactants on the Aggregation of Poly(Ethylene Oxide)-Poly(Propylene Oxide)-Poly(Ethylene copolymers of poly(ethylene oxide) and poly(propylene oxide), EOnPOmEOn, and the ionic surfactants sodium the aggregates of all three polymers. Introduction Water-soluble poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxide)- poly(ethylene

Loh, Watson

108

Porous substrates filled with nanomaterials  

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A composition comprising: at least one porous carbon monolith, such as a carbon aerogel, comprising internal pores, and at least one nanomaterial, such as carbon nanotubes, disposed uniformly throughout the internal pores. The nanomaterial can be disposed in the middle of the monolith. In addition, a method for making a monolithic solid with both high surface area and good bulk electrical conductivity is provided. A porous substrate having a thickness of 100 microns or more and comprising macropores throughout its thickness is prepared. At least one catalyst is deposited inside the porous substrate. Subsequently, chemical vapor deposition is used to uniformly deposit a nanomaterial in the macropores throughout the thickness of the porous substrate. Applications include electrical energy storage, such as batteries and capacitors, and hydrogen storage.

Worsley, Marcus A.; Baumann, Theodore F.; Satcher, Jr., Joe H.; Stadermann, Michael

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

109

Multicomponent Gas Diffusion in Porous Electrodes  

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Multicomponent gas transport is investigated with unprecedented precision by AC impedance analysis of porous YSZ anode-supported solid oxide fuel cells. A fuel gas mixture of H2-H2O-N2 is fed to the anode, and impedance data are measured across the range of hydrogen partial pressure (10-100%) for open circuit conditions at three temperatures (800C, 850C and 900C) and for 300mA applied current at 800C. For the first time, analytical formulae for the diffusion resistance (Rb) of three standard models of multicomponent gas transport (Fick, Stefan-Maxwell, and Dusty Gas) are derived and tested against the impedance data. The tortuosity is the only fitting parameter since all the diffusion coefficients are known. Only the Dusty Gas model leads to a remarkable data collapse for over twenty experimental conditions, using a constant tortuosity consistent with permeability measurements and the Bruggeman relation. These results establish the accuracy of the Dusty Gas model for multicomponent gas diffusion in porous med...

Fu, Yeqing; Dutta, Abhijit; Mohanram, Aravind; Pietras, John D; Bazant, Martin Z

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Mesoscopic modeling of multi-physicochemical transport phenomena in porous media  

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We present our recent progress on mesoscopic modeling of multi-physicochemical transport phenomena in porous media based on the lattice Boltzmann method. Simulation examples include injection of CO{sub 2} saturated brine into a limestone rock, two-phase behavior and flooding phenomena in polymer electrolyte fuel cells, and electroosmosis in homogeneously charged porous media. It is shown that the lattice Boltzmann method can account for multiple, coupled physicochemical processes in these systems and can shed some light on the underlying physics occuning at the fundamental scale. Therefore, it can be a potential powerful numerical tool to analyze multi-physicochemical processes in various energy, earth, and environmental systems.

Kang, Qinjin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wang, Moran [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mukherjee, Partha P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lichtner, Peter C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Polymer Brushes  

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...DOLAN, A.K., EFFECT OF EXCLUDED VOLUME ON POLYMER DISPERSANT ACTION, PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES...prop-erties of a tagged subset of chain units. One example is the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies by Blum and co-workers...

S. T. MILNER

1991-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

112

Diffusion coefficients in trimethyleneoxide containing comb branch polymer  

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Diffusion coefficients in trimethyleneoxide containing comb branch polymer Diffusion coefficients in trimethyleneoxide containing comb branch polymer electrolytes Title Diffusion coefficients in trimethyleneoxide containing comb branch polymer electrolytes Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2004 Authors Liu, Gao, Craig L. Reeder, Xiaoguang Sun, and John B. Kerr Journal Solid State Ionics Volume 175 Pagination 781-783 Keywords comb branch polyethers, conductivity, lithium battery, polymer electrolytes, salt diffusion coefficient, trimethylene oxide Abstract This paper reports on a new comb branch polymer based on trimethylene oxide (TMO) side chains as a polymer electrolyte for potential application in lithium metal rechargeable batteries. The trimethylene oxide (TMO) units are attached to the side chains of a polyepoxide ether to maximize the segmental motion. Lithium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (LiTFSI) salt was used to formulate the polymer electrolyte with the new TMO containing polymers. The new polymer electrolytes show improved salt diffusion coefficients (Ds) and conductivity at ambient and subambient temperature compare to the ethylene oxide (EO) counterpart, whereas performance at high temperature (85 °C) remains the same or is actually worse for salt diffusivity.

113

Conductive Polymers  

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Electroluminescent devices such as light-emitting diodes (LED) and high-energy density batteries. These new polymers offer cost savings, weight reduction, ease of processing, and inherent rugged design compared to conventional semiconductor materials. The photovoltaic industry has grown more than 30% during the past three years. Lightweight, flexible solar modules are being used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps for field power units. LEDs historically used for indicator lights are now being investigated for general lighting to replace fluorescent and incandescent lights. These so-called solid-state lights are becoming more prevalent across the country since they produce efficient lighting with little heat generation. Conductive polymers are being sought for battery development as well. Considerable weight savings over conventional cathode materials used in secondary storage batteries make portable devices easier to carry and electric cars more efficient and nimble. Secondary battery sales represent an $8 billion industry annually. The purpose of the project was to synthesize and characterize conductive polymers. TRACE Photonics Inc. has researched critical issues which affect conductivity. Much of their work has focused on production of substituted poly(phenylenevinylene) compounds. These compounds exhibit greater solubility over the parent polyphenylenevinylene, making them easier to process. Alkoxy substituted groups evaluated during this study included: methoxy, propoxy, and heptyloxy. Synthesis routes for production of alkoxy-substituted poly phenylenevinylene were developed. Considerable emphasis was placed on final product yield and purity.

Bohnert, G.W.

2002-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

114

Polymer brush under strong shear  

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End-grafted polymer brush exposed to strong shear solvent flow is studied. Under strong enough shear flow, the shear force is nonlinear with the blob size depending on the shear force and not on the monomer volume fraction ?. We derive the crossover force scale separating the weak and strong shear regime. The velocity profile of the flow, v(z), inside and above the brush is calculated analytically by treating the flow as in a porous medium and solving the Brinkman equation. The solution of the velocity profile is then combined with nonequilibrium Monte Carlo simulation data, which allow a self-consistent determination of the chain end-to-end length and the incline angle of the chain. We derive the scaling form for the chain positions x(n) for the nth monomer and verified by our simulation data. We further obtain analytical expression for x(n) in terms of the effective viscosity of the model.

Pik-Yin Lai and Chee-Yuen Lai

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Impedance tube measurements of printed porous materials  

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An impedance tube has been used to make measurements of the acoustic impedance of porous samples. Porous with designed porosities and tortuosities have been produced using 3D printing. Measured impedances are compared to calculated values.

Carl Frederickson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Boron Nitride Porous Microbelts for Hydrogen Storage  

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Boron Nitride Porous Microbelts for Hydrogen Storage ... However, the attention paid to their potential applications in gas sorption, especially in case of hydrogen, has obviously been insufficient. ... boron nitride; porous; microbelts; specific surface area; hydrogen storage ...

Qunhong Weng; Xuebin Wang; Chunyi Zhi; Yoshio Bando; Dmitri Golberg

2013-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

117

Thermal and concentration-induced instability in porous media  

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Exothermic chemical reactions can influence natural convection effects in a porous medium. Such phenomena may occur in tubular reactors, oxidation of solid material in large containers, chemical vapor deposition systems, liquid explosives, and others. Experimental evidence indicates that the influence of natural convection in many chemically reacting systems cannot be neglected. In this work, transient effects of a two-dimensional convection generated and sustained by an endothermic chemical reaction and a constant heat flux are studied. The Darcy-Boussinesq equations are used to describe fluid flow through a porous medium with a first-order chemical reaction. The complete mass, energy, and momentum balance equations are solved with the Arakawa-Dufort Frankel numerical scheme, which is particularly suitable for stationary solutions over a range of various parameters.

Carter, J.M.; Islam, M.R. (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Viscosity of polymer solutions  

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Viscosity of polymer solutions ... Abstracts for Volume 5A, Number 2. This program contains three components: "Density of Liquids", "Viscosity of Liquids", and "Viscosity of Polymer Solutions". ...

Gary L. Bertrand

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Materials comprising polydienes and hydrophilic polymers and related methods  

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Materials prepared from polydienes, such as poly(cyclohexadiene), and hydrophilic polymers, such as poly(alkylene oxide), are described. Methods of making the materials and their use in fuel cell membranes, batteries, breathable chemical-biological protective materials, and templates for sol-gel polymerization are also provided. The materials can be crosslinked and sulfonated, and can include copolymers and polymer blends.

Mays, Jimmy W. (Knoxville, TN); Deng, Suxiang (Knoxville, TN); Mauritz, Kenneth A. (Hattiesburg, MS); Hassan, Mohammad K. (Hattiesburg, MS); Gido, Samuel P. (Hadley, MA)

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

120

Metal recovery from porous materials  

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The present invention relates to recovery of metals. More specifically, the present invention relates to the recovery of plutonium and other metals from porous materials using microwaves. The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC09-89SR18035 between the US Department of Energy and Westinghouse Savannah River Company.

Sturcken, E.F.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Dielectric barrier discharge for surface treatment: application to selected polymers in film and fibre form  

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In this paper, we report and discuss a surface treatment method, using a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) of random filamentary type. This offers a convenient, reliable and economic alternative for the controlled modification (so far, largely dependent on surface oxidation) of various categories of material surfaces. Remarkably uniform treatment and markedly stable modified surface properties result over the entire area of the test surfaces exposed to the discharge even at transit speeds simulating those associated with continuous on-line processing. The effects of air-DBD treatment on the surfaces of various polymer films and polymer-based fabrics were studied. The dielectric barrier concerned has been characterized in terms of the energy deposited by the discharge at the processing electrodes and the resultant modifications of the surface properties of the treated samples were investigated using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, contact angle/wickability measurement and scanning electron microscopy. The influence of the surface treatment parameters, such as the energy deposited by the discharge, the inter-electrode gap and the treatment time were examined and related to the post-treatment surface characteristics of the materials processed. Relationships between the processing parameters and the properties of the DBD treated samples were thus established. Of the three process variables investigated, the duration of the treatment was found to have a more significant effect on the surface modifications found than did the discharge energy or the inter-electrode gap. Very short air-DBD treatments (fractions of a second in duration) markedly and uniformly modified the surface characteristics for all the materials treated, to the effect that wettability, wickability and the level of oxidation of the surface appear to be increased strongly within the first 0.1–0.2 s of treatment. Any subsequent surface modification following longer treatment (>1.0 s) was less important. The modification of the surface properties also appears to be stable with time, as minimal recovery of the surface properties is shown on ageing post-treatment. The behaviour of the woven textile polymers examined was found to be very similar, under DBD treatment, to that of thin-film variants based on the same polymers. For the porous textile fabrics examined, rapid and efficient treatment (fractions of a second) on both sides of the treated samples was found to be ensured. Thereby the system regime used offers the attractive prospect of controlling the modification of non-compact materials of various texture, porosity, etc. The DBD described system thus provides a chemically mild and mechanically non-destructive means of altering surface properties targeting improved surface characteristics and potentially better application performance.

G Borcia; C A Anderson; N M D Brown

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Stack configurations for tubular solid oxide fuel cells  

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A fuel cell unit includes an array of solid oxide fuel cell tubes having porous metallic exterior surfaces, interior fuel cell layers, and interior surfaces, each of the tubes having at least one open end; and, at least one header in operable communication with the array of solid oxide fuel cell tubes for directing a first reactive gas into contact with the porous metallic exterior surfaces and for directing a second reactive gas into contact with the interior surfaces, the header further including at least one busbar disposed in electrical contact with at least one surface selected from the group consisting of the porous metallic exterior surfaces and the interior surfaces.

Armstrong, Timothy R. (Clinton, TN); Trammell, Michael P. (Clinton, TN); Marasco, Joseph A. (Kingston, TN)

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

123

Porous Metal–Organic Frameworks for Heterogeneous Biomimetic Catalysis  

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Homogeneous artificial metalloporphyrins can undergo catalytic deactivation via suicidal self-oxidation, which lowers their catalytic activity and sustainability relative to their counterparts in Nature. ... The 3D structure of [Zn2(HCOO)(FeIII(H2O)-TCPP)]·guest (7) is made up of layered network of FeIII-TCPP connected with binuclear Zn2(COO)4 paddle-wheel SBUs, and further linked by formate pillars to homogeneously coordinate with Zn2(COO)4 SBUs (Figure 4a). ... pillar linker DPNI to form a three-dimensional porous structure. ...

Min Zhao; Sha Ou; Chuan-De Wu

2014-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

124

Novel hollow powder porous structures  

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Recent finite element calculations indicate that structures constructed from partially compacted hollow spheres exhibit a greater stiffness and strength than many other cellular structures at comparable density. It has been observed that gas atomization of metallic powders often leads to entrapment of the flow field gas. The resulting hollow powders are an unwanted by-product in the sense that they lead to porosity and future sites of defect in solid parts. Here a method is developed to separate the hollow powders according to their size, shape and density. They are then consolidated to a porous structure. Examples of this are given for both a titanium alloy and a nickel-base superalloy. The compressive mechanical properties are measured and compared to those of other porous structures.

Sypeck, D.J.; Parrish, P.A.; Wadley, H.N.G. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States). School of Engineering and Applied Science

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

125

Method for producing flame retardant porous products and products produced thereby  

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A method for fire retarding porous products used for thermal energy storage and products produced thereby is provided. The method includes treating the surface of the phase change material-containing porous products with a urea fire-retarding agent. Upon exposure to a flame, the urea forms an adduct with the phase change material which will not sustain combustion (is self-extinguishing) in air. No halogens or metal oxides are contained in the fire retardant, so no potentially noxious halide smoke or fumes are emitted if the product is continuously exposed to a flame. 1 fig.

Salyer, I.O.

1998-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

126

Method for producing flame retardant porous products and products produced thereby  

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A method for fire retarding porous products used for thermal energy storage and products produced thereby is provided. The method includes treating the surface of the phase change material-containing porous products with a urea fire-retarding agent. Upon exposure to a flame, the urea forms an adduct with the phase change material which will not sustain combustion (is self-extinguishing) in air. No halogens or metal oxides are contained in the fire retardant, so no potentially noxious halide smoke or fumes are emitted if the product is continuously exposed to a flame.

Salyer, Ival O. (Dayton, OH)

1998-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

127

Method for Producing Flame Retardant Porous Products and Products Produced Thereby  

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A method for fire retarding porous products used for thermal energy storage and products produced thereby is provided. The method includes treating the surface of the phase change material-containing porous products with a urea fire-retarding agent. Upon exposure to a flame, the urea forms an adduct with the phase change material which will not sustain combustion (is self-extinguishing) in air. No halogens or metal oxides are contained in the fire retardant, so no potentially noxious halide smoke or fumes are emitted if the product is continuously exposed to a flame.

Salyer, Ival O. (Dayton, OH)

1998-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

128

Fuel cell with interdigitated porous flow-field  

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A polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell is formed with an improved system for distributing gaseous reactants to the membrane surface. A PEM fuel cell has an ionic transport membrane with opposed catalytic surfaces formed thereon and separates gaseous reactants that undergo reactions at the catalytic surfaces of the membrane. The fuel cell may also include a thin gas diffusion layer having first and second sides with a first side contacting at least one of the catalytic surfaces. A macroporous flow-field with interdigitated inlet and outlet reactant channels contacts the second side of the thin gas diffusion layer for distributing one of the gaseous reactants over the thin gas diffusion layer for transport to an adjacent one of the catalytic surfaces of the membrane. The porous flow field may be formed from a hydrophilic material and provides uniform support across the backside of the electrode assembly to facilitate the use of thin backing layers. 9 figs.

Wilson, M.S.

1997-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

129

Fuel cell with interdigitated porous flow-field  

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A polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell is formed with an improved system for distributing gaseous reactants to the membrane surface. A PEM fuel cell has an ionic transport membrane with opposed catalytic surfaces formed thereon and separates gaseous reactants that undergo reactions at the catalytic surfaces of the membrane. The fuel cell may also include a thin gas diffusion layer having first and second sides with a first side contacting at least one of the catalytic surfaces. A macroporous flow-field with interdigitated inlet and outlet reactant channels contacts the second side of the thin gas diffusion layer for distributing one of the gaseous reactants over the thin gas diffusion layer for transport to an adjacent one of the catalytic surfaces of the membrane. The porous flow field may be formed from a hydrophilic material and provides uniform support across the backside of the electrode assembly to facilitate the use of thin backing layers.

Wilson, Mahlon S. (Los Alamos, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Dynamics of photosensitized formation of singlet oxygen by porous silicon in aqueous solution  

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Generation of singlet oxygen due to energy transfer from photoexcited silicon nanocrystals in D{sub 2}O is demonstrated. It is shown that the singlet oxygen generation efficiency, i.e., the intensity of near-infrared emission from singlet oxygen gradually decreases when Si nanocrystals are continuously irradiated in O{sub 2}-saturated D{sub 2}O. The mechanism of the photodegradation of the photosensitizing efficiency is studied using photoluminescence and infrared absorption techniques. Experimental results suggest that the interaction of photogenerated singlet oxygen with the hydrogen-terminated surface of silicon nanocrystals results in photo-oxidation of silicon nanocrystals, and the surface oxides reduce the photosensitizing efficiency. It is also demonstrated that photo-oxidation of porous silicon in O{sub 2}-saturated water results in a strong enhancement of the photoluminescence quantum yield of porous Si.

Fujii, Minoru; Nishimura, Naoki; Fumon, Hirokazu; Hayashi, Shinji; Kovalev, Dmitry; Goller, Bernhard; Diener, Joachim [Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University, Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Department of Physics, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY (United Kingdom); Physik-Department E16, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, D-85747 Garching (Germany)

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

131

Experimental Study on the Basic Phenomena of Flame Stabilization Mechanism in a Porous Burner for Premixed Combustion Application  

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This was the driving force for investigation of porous burner application in exothermic thermal partial oxidation (POX) for production of syngas feed for MCFCs (Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells) and SOFCs (Solid Oxide Fuel Cells)(13) or for combustion of low calorific gases from landfills and waste pyrolysis. ... Although, due to the different maximal operational temperatures of the sponges it was not possible to perform all the investigations for the same set of conditions, a comparison between different burners can be made for the overlapping areas of the stable burning regions. ... Porous burners for lean-burn applications ...

Neda Djordjevic; Peter Habisreuther; Nikolaos Zarzalis

2012-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

132

Effective permeabilities for model heterogeneous porous media  

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This paper presents a technique to evaluate effective absolute permeabilities for heterogeneous porous media. The technique is based on a perturbation analysis of the equations of motion of a slightly compressible fluid in a homogeneous porous medium at low Reynolds numbers. The effective permeabilities can be calculated once the local geometry of the heterogeneous medium is specified. The technique is used to evaluate two- and three-dimensional effective vertical permeabilities in porous media with shale intercalations, including the case in which the porous matrix is anisotropic.

Otevo, C.; Rusinek, I. (Tecnologiade Yacimientos, INTEVEPS.A., P.O. Box 76343, Caracas 1070-A (VE)); Saez, A.E. (Departamento de Termodinamicay Fenomenosde Transferencia, Universidad Simon Bolivar, P.O. Box 89000, Caracas 1086-A (VE))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Laboratory Measurement of Sorption in Porous Media  

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Laboratory Measurement of Sorption in Porous Media A REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT of pressure change used to determine equilibrium were made. The sorption isotherms measured for geothermal

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134

Gas sensor incorporating a porous framework  

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The disclosure provides sensor for gas sensing including CO.sub.2 gas sensors comprising a porous framework sensing area for binding an analyte gas.

Yaghi, Omar M; Czaja, Alexander U; Wang, Bo; Galatsis, Kosmas; Wang, Kang L; Furukawa, Hiroyasu

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

135

Study of Porous Adsorbents for Carbon Capture via Molecular Simulation  

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1.5 Porous adsorbents . . . . . . . 2 Evaluating mixtureStudy of Porous Adsorbents for Carbon Capture via MolecularFall 2012 Study of Porous Adsorbents for Carbon Capture via

Swisher, Joseph Andrew

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Hierarchically Porous Graphene as a Lithium-Air Battery Electrode...  

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Hierarchically Porous Graphene as a Lithium-Air Battery Electrode. Hierarchically Porous Graphene as a Lithium-Air Battery Electrode. Abstract: Functionalized graphene sheets (FGS)...

137

Infrared Spectroscopy and Optical Constants of Porous Amorphous...  

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Spectroscopy and Optical Constants of Porous Amorphous Solid Water. Infrared Spectroscopy and Optical Constants of Porous Amorphous Solid Water. Abstract: Reflection-absorption...

138

Removal of Carbon Tetrachloride from a Layered Porous Medium...  

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Carbon Tetrachloride from a Layered Porous Medium by Means of Soil Vapor Extraction Enhanced by Desiccation and Water Removal of Carbon Tetrachloride from a Layered Porous Medium...

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Removal of carbon tetrachloride from a layered porous medium...  

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carbon tetrachloride from a layered porous medium by means of soil vapor extraction enhanced by desiccation and water Removal of carbon tetrachloride from a layered porous medium...

140

Explosion propagation in inert porous media  

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...the density, c the heat capacity and k the thermal...important in porous media combustion because it represents...voids and the rate of heat loss to the porous medium...velocities for a propagating combustion wave: the planar laminar...detonation velocity. For hydrocarbon fuel-air mixtures...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Aspects of non-Newtonian flow and displacement in porous media  

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The rheology of many heavy oils has been shown to be non-Newtonian, Bingham plastics being one manifestation of heavy oil flow. In EOR applications, non-Newtonian fluids such as low concentration polymer solutions, emulsions, gels etc. are simultaneously injected to increase the viscosity of driving agents that displace oil. Such rheologically complex fluids are used to improve sweep efficiencies, divert displacing fluids and block swept zones. The present study has been undertaken to understand the flow of non-Newtonian fluids through porous media. The work considered involves the numerical (pore network) modeling of both single and multiphase flow of power-law and Bingham plastic fluids in network-like porous media. We consider aspects of both single- and multi-phase flow and displacement. Section 2 describes elementary aspects of non-Newtonian flow and some simple models for porous media. Viscoelastic effects in the flow of non-Newtonian fluids are also discussed. The section includes a brief literature review on non-Newtonian flow in porous media. Section 3 describes single-phase flow.

Shah, C.; Yortsos, Y.C.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Chemical phenomena in solid-state voltammetry in polymer solvents  

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This paper, aimed at delineating significant chemical effects in solid-state voltammetry, describes electrochemical oxidations and reductions of electroactive monomer solutes dissolved in and diffusing through rigid and semirigid polymer electrolyte solvents. Sorption of organic monomer vapors into poly(ethylene oxide) films yields polymer solvents whose chemistry is dominated by that of the sorbed monomer as shown by coordination and precipitation effects. The dynamics of plasticization-induced changes in transport rates are quite rapid. Physical diffusion in the polymer solvent in slow enough that electron hopping reactions measurably enhance charge transport rates; the effect was used to estimate a lower limit for the (Co(bpy)/sub 3/)/sup 2+/+/ self-exchange rate constant of 2 /times/ 10/sup 9/ M/sup /minus/1/ s/sup /minus/1/. It is possible to erect polymeric film transport barriers at the electrode/polymer solvent interface and to measure the rate of permeation of monomer complexes from the polymer solvent into the polymer transport barrier film. Polymeric films of Os and Ru polypyridine complexes can be electropolymerized from polymer solutions of the corresponding monomers. Solid-state voltammetry can be extended to other polymer solvents including sulfonated polystyrene, poly(vinyl chloride), Nafion, and poly(acrylamide) gel.

Geng, L.; Reed, R.A.; Kim, M.H.; Wooster, T.T.; Oliver, B.N.; Egekeze, J.; Kennedy, R.T.; Jorgenson, J.W.; Parcher, J.F.; Murray, R.W.

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Porous Power Technologies LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Porous Power Technologies LLC Porous Power Technologies LLC Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Porous Power Technologies LLC Name Porous Power Technologies LLC Address 2765 Dagny Way, Suite 200 Place Lafayette, Colorado Zip 80026 Sector Efficiency Product Laminable, porous, absorbent Li-ion batteries Website http://www.porouspower.com/ Coordinates 40.0130129°, -105.1327972° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.0130129,"lon":-105.1327972,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

144

Microelectromechanical pump utilizing porous silicon  

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A microelectromechanical (MEM) pump is disclosed which includes a porous silicon region sandwiched between an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber. The porous silicon region is formed in a silicon substrate and contains a number of pores extending between the inlet and outlet chambers, with each pore having a cross-section dimension about equal to or smaller than a mean free path of a gas being pumped. A thermal gradient is provided along the length of each pore by a heat source which can be an electrical resistance heater or an integrated circuit (IC). A channel can be formed through the silicon substrate so that inlet and outlet ports can be formed on the same side of the substrate, or so that multiple MEM pumps can be connected in series to form a multi-stage MEM pump. The MEM pump has applications for use in gas-phase MEM chemical analysis systems, and can also be used for passive cooling of ICs.

Lantz, Jeffrey W. (Albuquerque, NM); Stalford, Harold L. (Norman, OK)

2011-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

145

Nanoporous polymer electrolyte  

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A nanoporous polymer electrolyte and methods for making the polymer electrolyte are disclosed. The polymer electrolyte comprises a crosslinked self-assembly of a polymerizable salt surfactant, wherein the crosslinked self-assembly includes nanopores and wherein the crosslinked self-assembly has a conductivity of at least 1.0.times.10.sup.-6 S/cm at 25.degree. C. The method of making a polymer electrolyte comprises providing a polymerizable salt surfactant. The method further comprises crosslinking the polymerizable salt surfactant to form a nanoporous polymer electrolyte.

Elliott, Brian (Wheat Ridge, CO); Nguyen, Vinh (Wheat Ridge, CO)

2012-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

146

Modified cermet fuel electrodes for solid oxide electrochemical cells  

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An exterior porous electrode (10), bonded to a solid oxygen ion conducting electrolyte (13) which is in contact with an interior electrode (14), contains coarse metal particles (12) of nickel and/or cobalt, having diameters from 3 micrometers to 35 micrometers, where the coarse particles are coated with a separate, porous, multiphase layer (17) containing fine metal particles of nickel and/or cobalt (18), having diameters from 0.05 micrometers to 1.75 micrometers and conductive oxide (19) selected from cerium oxide, doped cerium oxide, strontium titanate, doped strontium titanate and mixtures thereof.

Ruka, Roswell J. (Churchill Boro, PA); Spengler, Charles J. (Murrysville, PA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

METAL COATING OF POROUS SILICON GAS SENSORS FOR IMPROVED SENSITIVITY & SELECTIVITY Thomas Osburn, Georgia Tech Physics, MSE SURF 2009 Fellow  

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METAL COATING OF POROUS SILICON GAS SENSORS FOR IMPROVED SENSITIVITY & SELECTIVITY Thomas Osburn Introduction Gas sensors on the market today have many limitations that prevent real world applications. The current standard, metal oxide sensors, are highly temperature dependant and work at high temperatures

Li, Mo

148

Graphene oxide-based waveguide polariser: From thin film to quasi-bulk  

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Abstract: We have demonstrated a broadband waveguide polariser with high extinction ratio on a polymer optical waveguide coated with graphene oxide via the drop-casting method. The...

Lim, W H; Yap, Y K; Chong, W Y; Pua, C H; Huang, N M; De La Rue, R M; Ahmad, H

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Bipolar plating of metal contacts onto oxide interconnection for solid oxide electrochemical cell  

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Disclosed is a method of forming an adherent metal deposit on a conducting layer of a tube sealed at one end. The tube is immersed with the sealed end down into an aqueous solution containing ions of the metal to be deposited. An ionically conducting aqueous fluid is placed inside the tube and a direct current is passed from a cathode inside the tube to an anode outside the tube. Also disclosed is a multi-layered solid oxide fuel cell tube which consists of an inner porous ceramic support tube, a porous air electrode covering the support tube, a non-porous electrolyte covering a portion of the air electrode, a non-porous conducting interconnection covering the remaining portion of the electrode, and a metal deposit on the interconnection.

Isenberg, Arnold O. (Forest Hills Boro, PA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Analysis of deformation of porous metals  

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The elasto-plastic finite element method using a yield criterion advanced by Lee and Kim was employed to analyze the effect of indenting geometry on the Brinell hardness of sintered porous copper specimens with various densities. The changes in geometry of porous iron rings with various initial relative densities were also calculated for various friction coefficients between the metal rings and compression platens. The calculated hardness values were in very good agreement with the measured data. The friction coefficient could be determined from the relationship between the change in the inner diameter and height reduction of porous metal rings with various initial relative densities.

Lee, D.N.; Oh, K.H. [Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of). Div. of Materials Science and Engineering; Han, H.N. [Pohang Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., Kyungbuk (Korea, Republic of). Technical Research Labs.; Kim, H.S. [Chungnam National Univ., Taejeon (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

151

Forced dewetting on porous media  

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We study the dewetting of a porous plate withdrawn from a bath of fluid. The microscopic contact angle is fixed to zero and the flow is assumed to be parallel to the plate (lubrication approximation). The ordinary differential equation involving the position of the water surface is analysed in phase space by means of numerical integration. We show the existence of a critical value of the capillary number $\\eta U / \\gamma$, above which no stationary contact line can exist. An analytical model, based on asymptotic matching is developed, that reproduces the dependence of the critical capillary number on the angle of the plate with respect to the horizontal for large control parameters (3/2 power law).

Olivier Devauchelle; Christophe Josserand; Stephane Zaleski

2005-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

152

Characterization of porous GASAR aluminum  

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Experimental and numerical analyses were performed on porous aluminum samples to evaluate microstructure and mechanical properties. Experiments considered of tensile tests on dog-bone specimens containing 9 to 17% porosity, which were instrumented with axial and transverse extensometers. Properties measured included Young`s modulus, Poisson`s ratio remained constant with porosity., For the numerical simulations, 3-D, mesoscale, multilayer models were constructed to evaluate the effects of pore morphology and interactions on material properties. The models allowed systematic spatial positioning of the pore within the cell and the ability to form solid zones. Pore arrangement, the effect of constraint, and gradients on the stress state were investigated. By using different combinations of hex cells as building blocks, several complicated microstructural arrangements were simulated.

Bonenberger, R.J. [FM Technologies, Inc., Fairfax, VA (United States); Kee, A.J. [Geo-Centers, Inc., Fort Washington, MD (United States); Everett, R.K.; Matic, P. [Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

153

GASAR porous metals process control  

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GASAR porous metals are produced by melting under a partial pressure of hydrogen and then casting into a mold that ensures directional solidification. Hydrogen is driven out of solution and usually grows as quasi-cylindrical pores normal to the solidification front. Experiments with pure nickel have been carried out under processing conditions of varying H{sub 2} partial pressure, total pressure (H{sub 2} + Ar), and superheat. An analysis that considers heterogeneous bubble nucleation was developed that identifies processing conditions in which hydrogen bubbles are stable in the liquid before solidification. It is hypothesized that these conditions lead to low porosity because these bubbles float out of the melt and escape the advancing solidification front. Experimental data are shown to support this hypothesis.

Apprill, J.M.; Poirier, D.R. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States); Maguire, M.C. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Gutsch, T.C. [California State Univ., Chico, CA (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

154

Fabrication and testing of oxidized porous silicon field emitter strips  

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screens. Current research efforts are directed towards development of thin vacuum-fluorescent displays using matrix-addressable groups of field emission cathodes [13, 14]. Another potential application for field emitting cathodes is as electronic... screens. Current research efforts are directed towards development of thin vacuum-fluorescent displays using matrix-addressable groups of field emission cathodes [13, 14]. Another potential application for field emitting cathodes is as electronic...

Madduri, Vasanta Bhanu

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

155

Microstructure and corrosion resistance of ultrasonic micro-arc oxidation biocoatings on magnesium alloy  

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The ultrasonic micro-arc oxidation (UMAO) was used to fabricate ceramic ... showed that ultrasound improved the homogeneous distribution of micro-porous structure. The coatings were mainly composed...

Lijie Qu; Muqin Li; Miao Liu; Erlin Zhang; Chen Ma

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Development of metallic substrate supported planar solid oxide fuel cells fabricated by atmospheric plasma spraying  

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A planar solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) consisting of a cell supported with a porous metallic substrate and a metallic separator has been developed. In the fabrication of the cell, anodes and electrolytes were form...

Shunji Takenoiri; Naruaki Kadokawa; Kazuo Koseki

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Production of microporous aluminum oxide electrodes as supports for tethered lipid bilayers of large surface area.  

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1 Production of microporous aluminum oxide electrodes as supports for tethered lipid bilayers.Bourdillon@utc.fr Abstract A composite electrode made by association of gold and porous aluminum oxide has been used aluminum oxide; phospholipid bilayer; two-dimensional electrochemistry; ubiquinone lateral mobility. 1

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

158

Manipulation of surface chemistry and nanostructure in porous silicon-based chemical sensors  

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advantages as a chemical sensing platform. The porous layera universal platform for sensing. Chemical Society Reviewschemical modification and porous layer structure make porous silicon a promising platform

Ruminski, Anne Marie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

A MODEL FOR POROUS-MEDIUM COMBUSTION  

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......these applied in coal combustion appears in...understanding of the chemistry of combustion...GLASSMAN, Combustion (Academic Press...ESSENHIGH, In Chemistry of Coal Utilization...POROUS-MEDIUM COMBUSTION 177 8. D. A......

J. NORBURY; A. M. STUART

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Multiphase flow in fractured porous media  

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The major goal of this research project was to improve the understanding of the gas-oil two-phase flow in fractured porous media. In addition, miscible displacement was studied to evaluate its promise for enhanced recovery.

Firoozabadi, A.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Anomalous transport through porous and fractured media  

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Anomalous transport, understood as the nonlinear scaling with time of the mean square displacement of transported particles, is observed in many physical processes, including contaminant transport through porous and fractured ...

Kang, Peter Kyungchul

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Porous Power Technologies | Open Energy Information  

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Porous Power Technologies Porous Power Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Name Porous Power Technologies Place Lafayette, Colorado Zip 80026 Product Porous Power is a Colorado-based developer of microporous, laminatable battery separators. Coordinates 42.706102°, -88.48126° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.706102,"lon":-88.48126,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

163

Method for preparing porous metal hydride compacts  

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A method for preparing porous metallic-matrix hydride compacts which can be repeatedly hydrided and dehydrided without disintegration. A mixture of a finely divided metal hydride and a finely divided matrix metal is contacted with a poison which prevents the metal hydride from dehydriding at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. The mixture of matrix metal and poisoned metal hydride is then compacted under pressure at room temperature to form porous metallic-matrix hydride compacts.

Ron, M.; Gruen, D.M.; Mendelsohn, M.H.; Sheft, I.

1980-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

164

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced oxidative processes Sample Search...  

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by plasma oxidation of an elastomeric polymer Summary: the advancing contact angle of water on PDMS is 108 and the advancing contact angle on oxidized PDMS is 30... The...

165

Aqueous biphasic plutonium oxide extraction process with pH and particle control  

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A method is described for simultaneously partitioning a metal oxide and silica from a material containing silica and the metal oxide, using a biphasic aqueous medium having immiscible salt and polymer phases. 2 figs.

Chaiko, D.J.; Mensah-Biney, R.

1997-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

166

Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells  

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Recent developments on bulk-heterojunction polymer photovoltaic diodes will be presented, focusing on the mechanism of charge generation, low bandgap polymers for increased photon...

Janssen, René

167

Composite Polymer Electrolytes Based on Poly(ethylene glycol) and Hydrophobic Fumed Silica: Dynamic  

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utilized in electrolyte processing. Introduction Rechargeable lithium batteries employing solid elec electrolytes based on poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO).1 Solid polymer electrolytes can potentially eliminate battery* Department of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695

Raghavan, Srinivasa

168

A mixed-valence copper coordination polymer generated by hydrothermal metal/ligand redox reactions  

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A mixed-valence copper coordination polymer generated by hydrothermal metal/ligand redox reactions A novel coordination polymer of mixed-valence copper(I,II) with 4,4A-bipyridine and in situ oxidized and crystallographically char- acterized to be a laminated structure via weak copper(II)­ oxygen interactions. Extended

Li, Jing

169

Radioluminescent polymer lights  

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The preparation of radioluminescent light sources where the tritium is located on the aryl-ring in a polymer has been demonstrated with deuterium/tritium substitution. This report discusses tests, results, and future applications of radioluminescent polymers. 10 refs. (FI)

Jensen, G.A.; Nelson, D.A.; Molton, P.M.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Potential of hybrid functionalized meso-porous materials for the separation and immobilization of radionuclides  

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Functionalized meso-porous materials are a class of hybrid organic-inorganic material in which a meso-porous metal oxide framework is functionalized with multifunctional organic molecules. These molecules may contain one or more anchor groups that form strong bonds to the pore surfaces of the metal oxide framework and free functional groups that can impart and or modify the functionality of the material such as for binding metal ions in solution. Such materials have been extensively studied over the past decade and are of particular interest in absorption applications because of the tremendous versatility in choosing the composition and architecture of the metal oxide framework and the nature of the functional organic molecule as well as the efficient mass transfer that can occur through a well-designed hierarchically porous network. A sorbent for nuclear applications would have to be highly selective for particular radio nuclides, it would need to be hydrolytically and radiolytically stable, and it would have to possess reasonable capacity and fast kinetics. The sorbent would also have to be available in a form suitable for use in a column. Finally, it would also be desirable if once saturated with radio nuclides, the sorbent could be recycled or converted directly into a ceramic or glass waste form suitable for direct repository disposal or even converted directly into a material that could be used as a transmutation target. Such a cradle-to- grave strategy could have many benefits in so far as process efficiency and the generation of secondary wastes are concerned.This paper will provide an overview of work done on all of the above mentioned aspects of the development of functionalized meso-porous adsorbent materials for the selective separation of lanthanides and actinides and discuss the prospects for future implementation of a cradle-to-grave strategy with such materials. (author)

Luca, V. [Programa Nacional de Gestion de Residuos Radiactivos, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Centro Atomico Constituyentes, Av. General, Paz 1499, 1650 San Martin, Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

GLASSY STATES OF ADSORBED FLEXIBLE POLYMERS AND SPREAD POLYMER "MONOLAYERS"  

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1269 GLASSY STATES OF ADSORBED FLEXIBLE POLYMERS AND SPREAD POLYMER "MONOLAYERS" K. KREMER* Exxon mechanism for the dynamics of irreversibly adsorbed polymers. We argue that glass-like states can exist near of polymer adsorbed ' ' and the thickness of the adsorbed layer 2-7. While the results of the different

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

172

New materials for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells to be powered by carbon- and sulfur-containing fuels.  

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??Unlike polymer electrolyte fuel cells, solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) have the potential to use a wide variety of fuels, including hydrocarbons and gasified coal or… (more)

Yang, Lei

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

The Crystallization Behavior of Porous PLA Prepared by Modified Solvent Casting/Particulate Leaching Technique for Potential Use of Tissue Engineering Scaffold  

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The porous PLA foams potential for tissue engineering usage are prepared by a modified solvent casting/particulate leaching method with different crystallinity. Since in typical method the porogens are solved in the solution and flow with the polymers during the casting and the crystallinity behavior of PLA chains in the limited space cannot be tracked, in this work the processing is modified by diffusing the PLA solution into a steady salt stack. With a thermal treatment before leaching while maintaining the stable structure of the porogens stack, the crystallinity of porous foams is made possible to control. The characterizations indicate the crystallization of porous foams is in a manner of lower crystallibility than the bulk materials. Pores and caves of around 250{\\mu}m size are obtained in samples with different crystallinity. The macro-structures are not much impaired by the crystallization nevertheless the morphological effect of the heating process is still obvious.

Ran Huang; Xiaomin Zhu; Haiyan Tu; Ajun Wan

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

174

Filtration Combustion in Hydrocarbon Desorption from a Porous Medium  

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We have investigated theoretically and experimentally the process of filtration combustion with hydrocarbon desorption from a porous skeleton realized, in particular, in heat cleaning of porous media out of resid...

S. I. Fut'ko; K. V. Dobrego; E. S. Shmelev…

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Porous materials for thermal management under extreme conditions  

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...engine; (ii) a Space Shuttle tile; and (iii) a Stirling engine heat exchanger. Highly porous, permeable materials...engine; (ii) a Space Shuttle tile; and (iii) a Stirling engine heat exchanger. Highly porous, permeable materials...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Joining of porous silicon carbide bodies  

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A method of joining two porous bodies of silicon carbide is disclosed. It entails utilizing an aqueous slip of a similar silicon carbide as was used to form the porous bodies, including the sintering aids, and a binder to initially join the porous bodies together. Then the composite structure is subjected to cold isostatic pressing to form a joint having good handling strength. Then the composite structure is subjected to pressureless sintering to form the final strong bond. Optionally, after the sintering the structure is subjected to hot isostatic pressing to further improve the joint and densify the structure. The result is a composite structure in which the joint is almost indistinguishable from the silicon carbide pieces which it joins.

Bates, Carl H. (Worcester, MA); Couhig, John T. (Worcester, MA); Pelletier, Paul J. (Thompson, CT)

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Numerical study of porous media thermoelectric converter  

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Thermoelectric conversion is direct conversion technology that has characteristics of being maintenance free. However, the efficiency of the conventional bulk semiconductor thermoelectric device is about 20% for ideal theoretical calculation, and less than 5% for an actual application. The efficiency is very low because the heat conduction in the device and the Joule loss are too large compared with the Peltier heat which is changed into the electric power. The thermoelectric device made by porous media is heated by the radiation and maintains a large temperature difference by the gas which passes in the porous device. Therefore, the influence of the heat conduction in the thermoelectric device is small and the improvement of the conversion efficiency can be attempted. In this paper, the authors report the calculated results and the performance of thermoelectric converter made with porous media.

Kosaka, Kenichirou; Yamada, Akira

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

178

Neutron Sciences - Neutron Scattering Dynamics in Polymer Family  

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Neutron scattering characterizes dynamics in polymer family Neutron scattering characterizes dynamics in polymer family Research Contact: Christine Gerstl December 2012, Written by Agatha Bardoel Understanding the interplay between structure and dynamics is the key to obtaining tailor-made materials. In the last few years, a large effort has been devoted to characterizing and relating the structure and dynamic properties in families of polymers with alkyl side groups. Now researchers have used quasielastic neutron scattering to investigate the hydrogen dynamics in poly(alkylene oxide)s with different side-chain lengths at temperatures below, as well as above, the glass transition. The combination of techniques and instruments used is bringing a more complete understanding of multiple contributions to system dynamics. The results

179

Electron-beam patterning of polymer electrolyte films to make multiple nanoscale gates for nanowire transistors  

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We report an electron-beam based method for the nanoscale patterning of the poly(ethylene oxide)/LiClO$_{4}$ polymer electrolyte. We use the patterned polymer electrolyte as a high capacitance gate dielectric in single nanowire transistors and obtain subthreshold swings comparable to conventional metal/oxide wrap-gated nanowire transistors. Patterning eliminates gate/contact overlap which reduces parasitic effects and enables multiple, independently controllable gates. The method's simplicity broadens the scope for using polymer electrolyte gating in studies of nanowires and other nanoscale devices.

D. J. Carrad; A. M. Burke; R. W. Lyttleton; H. J. Joyce; H. H. Tan; C. Jagadish; K. Storm; H. Linke; L. Samuelson; A. P. Micolich

2014-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

180

Method to prepare nanoparticles on porous mediums  

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A method to prepare porous medium decorated with nanoparticles involves contacting a suspension of nanoparticles in an ionic liquid with a porous medium such that the particles diffuse into the pores of the medium followed by heating the resulting composition to a temperature equal to or greater than the thermal decomposition temperature of the ionic liquid resulting in the removal of the liquid portion of the suspension. The nanoparticles can be a metal, an alloy, or a metal compound. The resulting compositions can be used as catalysts, sensors, or separators.

Vieth, Gabriel M. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Dudney, Nancy J. (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN; Dai, Sheng (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN

2010-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Sulfonated polyphenylene polymers  

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Improved sulfonated polyphenylene compositions, improved polymer electrolyte membranes and nanocomposites formed there from for use in fuel cells are described herein. The improved compositions, membranes and nanocomposites formed there from overcome limitations of Nafion.RTM. membranes.

Cornelius, Christopher J. (Albuquerque, NM); Fujimoto, Cy H. (Albuquerque, NM); Hickner, Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

182

Instability of dilute poly(ethylene-oxide) solutions Y. Layec and M.-N. Layec-Raphalen  

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L-121 Instability of dilute poly(ethylene-oxide) solutions Y. Layec and M.-N. Layec property. Poly- (ethylene-oxide) (PEO) is one such water-soluble polymer largely used in turbulent flows [1

Boyer, Edmond

183

Open-cell glass crystalline porous material  

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An open-cell glass crystalline porous material made from hollow microspheres which are cenospheres obtained from fly ash, having an open-cell porosity of up to 90 vol. % is produced. The cenospheres are separated into fractions based on one or more of grain size, density, magnetic or non-magnetic, and perforated or non-perforated. Selected fractions are molded and agglomerated by sintering with a binder at a temperature below the softening temperature, or without a binder at a temperature about, or above, the softening temperature but below the temperature of liquidity. The porous material produced has an apparent density of 0.3-0.6 g/cm.sup.3, a compressive strength in the range of 1.2-3.5 MPa, and two types of openings: through-flow wall pores in the cenospheres of 0.1-30 micrometers, and interglobular voids between the cenospheres of 20-100 micrometers. The porous material of the invention has properties useful as porous matrices for immobilization of liquid radioactive waste, heat-resistant traps and filters, supports for catalysts, adsorbents and ion-exchangers.

Anshits, Alexander G. (Krasnoyarsk, RU); Sharonova, Olga M. (Krasnoyarsk, RU); Vereshchagina, Tatiana A. (Krasnoyarsk, RU); Zykova, Irina D. (Krasnoyarsk, RU); Revenko, Yurii A. (Zheleznogorsk, RU); Tretyakov, Alexander A. (Zheleznogorsk, RU); Aloy, Albert S. (Saint-Petersburg, RU); Lubtsev, Rem I. (Saint-Petersburg, RU); Knecht, Dieter A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Tranter, Troy J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Macheret, Yevgeny (Idaho Falls, ID)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Structure of Random Porous Materials: Silica Aerogel  

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Using small-angle x-ray scattering, we show that porous silica aerogel has a fractal backbone structure. The observed structure is traced to the underlying chemical (polymerization) and physical (colloid aggregation) growth processes. Comparison of scattering curves for aerogel with silica aggregates confirms this interpretation.

Dale W. Schaefer and Keith D. Keefer

1986-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

185

Use of NMR Spectroscopy in the Synthesis and Characterization of Air-and Water-Stable Silicon Nanoparticles from Porous Silicon  

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of the nanoparticle field is focused on using semiconductors such as CdSe, CdS, and InP and inorganic oxides etching of p-type boron doped silicon as shown by has been used to prepare hydride-capped porous silicon

Augustine, Mathew P.

186

Reactor process using metal oxide ceramic membranes  

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A reaction vessel for use in photoelectrochemical reactions includes as its reactive surface a metal oxide porous ceramic membrane of a catalytic metal such as titanium. The reaction vessel includes a light source and a counter electrode. A provision for applying an electrical bias between the membrane and the counter electrode permits the Fermi levels of potential reaction to be favored so that certain reactions may be favored in the vessel. The electrical biasing is also useful for the cleaning of the catalytic membrane. Also disclosed is a method regenerating a porous metal oxide ceramic membrane used in a photoelectrochemical catalytic process by periodically removing the reactants and regenerating the membrane using a variety of chemical, thermal, and electrical techniques. 2 figures.

Anderson, M.A.

1994-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

187

Robust Polymer Composite Membranes for Hydrogen Separation |...  

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Robust Polymer Composite Membranes for Hydrogen Separation Robust Polymer Composite Membranes for Hydrogen Separation polymercompositemembranes.pdf More Documents & Publications...

188

Pitch of a polymer cholesteric  

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Pitch of a polymer cholesteric ... We report measurements of the cholesteric pitch and twist elastic constant (K22) in monodisperse suspensions of the rodlike virus filamentous bacteriophage fd. ... Cholesteric Pitch of Lyotropic Polymer Liquid Crystals ...

Theo. Odijk

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

polymers | OpenEI  

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polymers polymers Dataset Summary Description These data files contain volume, mass, and hardness changes of elastomers and plastics representative exposed to gasoline containing various levels of ethanol. These materials are representative of those used in gasoline fuel storage and dispensing hardware. All values are compared to the original untreated condition. The data sets include results from specimens exposed directly to the fuel liquid and also a set of specimens exposed only to the fuel vapors. Source Mike Kass, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Date Released August 16th, 2012 (2 years ago) Date Updated August 16th, 2012 (2 years ago) Keywords compatibility elastomers ethanol gasoline plastics polymers Data application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon plastics_dma_results_san.xlsx (xlsx, 4.9 MiB)

190

FOR STIMULI-RESPONSIVE POLYMERS WITH ENHANCED EFFICIENCY IN RESERVOIR RECOVERY PROCESSES  

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To date, our synthetic research efforts have been focused on the development of stimuli-responsive water-soluble polymers designed for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications. These model systems are structurally tailored for potential application as viscosifiers and/or mobility control agents for secondary and tertiary EOR methods. The following report discloses the progress of our ongoing research of polyzwitterions, polymers derived from monomers bearing both positive and negative charges, that show the ability to sustain or increase their hydrodynamic volume (and thus, solution viscosity) in the presence of electrolytes. Such polymers appear to be well-suited for use under conditions similar to those encountered in EOR operations. Additionally, we disclose the synthesis and characterization of a well-defined set of polyacrylamide (PAM) homopolymers that vary by MW. The MW of the PAM samples is controlled by addition of sodium formate to the polymerization medium as a conventional chain transfer agent. Data derived from polymer characterization is used to determine the kinetic parameter C{sub CT}, the chain transfer constant to sodium formate under the given polymerization conditions. The PAM homopolymer series will be employed in future set of experiments designed to test a simplified intrinsic viscosity equation. The flow resistance of a polymer solution through a porous medium is controlled by the polymer's hydrodynamic volume, which is strongly related to it's intrinsic viscosity. However, the hydrodynamic volume of a polymer molecule in an aqueous solution varies with fluid temperature, solvent composition, and polymer structure. This report on the theory of polymer solubility accentuates the importance of developing polymer solutions that increase in intrinsic viscosity when fluid temperatures are elevated above room conditions. The intrinsic viscosity response to temperature and molecular weight variations of three polymer solutions verified the modeling capability of a simplified intrinsic viscosity equation. These results imply that the simplified intrinsic viscosity equation is adequate in modeling polymer coil size response to solvent composition, temperature and polymer molecular weight. The equation can be used to direct efforts to produce superior polymers for mobility control during flooding of reservoirs at elevated temperatures.

Charles McCormick; Roger Hester

2002-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

191

Solution behavior of PEO : the ultimate biocompatible polymer.  

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Poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) is the quintessential biocompatible polymer. Due to its ability to form hydrogen bonds, it is soluble in water, and yet is uncharged and relatively inert. It is being investigated for use in a wide range of biomedical and biotechnical applications, including the prevention of protein adhesion (biofouling), controlled drug delivery, and tissue scaffolds. PEO has also been proposed for use in novel polymer hydrogel nanocomposites with superior mechanical properties. However, the phase behavior of PEO in water is highly anomalous and is not addressed by current theories of polymer solutions. The effective interactions between PEO and water are very concentration dependent, unlike other polymer/solvent systems, due to water-water and water-PEO hydrogen bonds. An understanding of this anomalous behavior requires a careful examination of PEO liquids and solutions on the molecular level. We performed massively parallel molecular dynamics simulations and self-consistent Polymer Reference Interaction Site Model (PRISM) calculations on PEO liquids. We also initiated MD studies on PEO/water solutions with and without an applied electric field. This work is summarized in three parts devoted to: (1) A comparison of MD simulations, theory and experiment on PEO liquids; (2) The implementation of water potentials into the LAMMPS MD code; and (3) A theoretical analysis of the effect of an applied electric field on the phase diagram of polymer solutions.

Curro, John G.; Frischknecht, Amalie Lucile

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

DSM INVESTS IN MEDICAL POLYMERS  

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DSM INVESTS IN MEDICAL POLYMERS ... AS PART OF ITS SHIFT toward the specialty materials business, DSM will acquire Polymer Technology Group (PTG), a privately held maker of biomedical polymers. ... DSM isn’t disclosing the purchase price other than to say it is about 10 times PTG’s annual earnings. ...

MELODY VOITH

2008-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

193

Conductive indium-tin oxide nanowire and nanotube arrays made by electrochemically assisted deposition in template membranes: switching  

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Conductive indium-tin oxide nanowire and nanotube arrays made by electrochemically assisted-step electrochemically assisted deposition (EAD) process inside Au-plugged anodic aluminium oxide and polycarbonate electrodes in dye-sensi- tized2,6­11 and polymer12 solar cells, fillers in transparent and conductive polymer

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A study of the physical, chemical and biological properties of TiO2 coatings produced by micro-arc oxidation in a Ca–P-based electrolyte  

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In this work, a porous and homogeneous titanium dioxide layer was grown on commercially pure titanium substrate using a micro-arc oxidation (MAO) process and Ca–P-based...2 coatings were characterized by X-ray di...

Amanda dos Santos; Joyce R. Araujo…

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Uncertainty quantification for porous media flows  

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Uncertainty quantification is an increasingly important aspect of many areas of computational science, where the challenge is to make reliable predictions about the performance of complex physical systems in the absence of complete or reliable data. Predicting flows of oil and water through oil reservoirs is an example of a complex system where accuracy in prediction is needed primarily for financial reasons. Simulation of fluid flow in oil reservoirs is usually carried out using large commercially written finite difference simulators solving conservation equations describing the multi-phase flow through the porous reservoir rocks. This paper examines a Bayesian Framework for uncertainty quantification in porous media flows that uses a stochastic sampling algorithm to generate models that match observed data. Machine learning algorithms are used to speed up the identification of regions in parameter space where good matches to observed data can be found.

Christie, Mike [Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: mike.christie@pet.hw.ac.uk; Demyanov, Vasily [Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland (United Kingdom); Erbas, Demet [Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland (United Kingdom)

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Metallographic study of GASAR porous magnesium  

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One of the promising techniques for making porous metals is the so-called GASAR process. In principle, the process affords considerable control over pore size, shape, and distribution. However, in practice, the pore microstructure is difficult to control, and a clearer understanding of microstructural evolution would be helpful. In this study, the authors undertake a detailed microstructural study of a porous Mg and AZ31 Mg alloy synthesized by the GASAR process. Microscopic studies demonstrated the presence of different pore size ranges. The pore distribution depended on the distance from the chill end of ingots. TEM observations revealed apparent crack lines (gas tracks) near the pores and ternary intermetallic phases in the alloy.

Park, C.; Nutt, S.R. [Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

197

Polymer quenched prealloyed metal powder  

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A powder metallurgical process of preparing a sheet from a powder having an intermetallic alloy composition such as an iron, nickel or titanium aluminide. The sheet can be manufactured into electrical resistance heating elements having improved room temperature ductility, electrical resistivity, cyclic fatigue resistance, high temperature oxidation resistance, low and high temperature strength, and/or resistance to high temperature sagging. The iron aluminide has an entirely ferritic microstructure which is free of austenite and can include, in weight %, 4 to 32% Al, and optional additions such as .ltoreq.1% Cr, .gtoreq.0.05% Zr .ltoreq.2% Ti, .ltoreq.2% Mo, .ltoreq.1% Ni, .ltoreq.0.75% C, .ltoreq.0.1% B, .ltoreq.1% submicron oxide particles and/or electrically insulating or electrically conductive covalent ceramic particles, .ltoreq.1% rare earth metal, and/or .ltoreq.3 % Cu. The process includes forming a non-densified metal sheet by consolidating a powder having an intermetallic alloy composition such as by roll compaction, tape casting or plasma spraying, forming a cold rolled sheet by cold rolling the non-densified metal sheet so as to increase the density and reduce the thickness thereof and annealing the cold rolled sheet. The powder can be a water, polymer or gas atomized powder which is subjecting to sieving and/or blending with a binder prior to the consolidation step. After the consolidation step, the sheet can be partially sintered. The cold rolling and/or annealing steps can be repeated to achieve the desired sheet thickness and properties. The annealing can be carried out in a vacuum furnace with a vacuum or inert atmosphere. During final annealing, the cold rolled sheet recrystallizes to an average grain size of about 10 to 30 .mu.m. Final stress relief annealing can be carried out in the B2 phase temperature range.

Hajaligol, Mohammad R. (Midlothian, VA); Fleischhauer, Grier (Midlothian, VA); German, Randall M. (State College, PA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Sedimentation of Knotted Polymers  

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We investigate the sedimentation of knotted polymers by means of stochastic rotation dynamics, a molecular dynamics algorithm that takes hydrodynamics fully into account. We show that the sedimentation coefficient s, related to the terminal velocity of the knotted polymers, increases linearly with the average crossing number n_c of the corresponding ideal knot. To the best of our knowledge, this provides the first direct computational confirmation of this relation, postulated on the basis of experiments in "The effect of ionic conditions on the conformations of supercoiled DNA. I. sedimentation analysis" by Rybenkov et al., for the case of sedimentation. Such a relation was previously shown to hold with simulations for knot electrophoresis. We also show that there is an accurate linear dependence of s on the inverse of the radius of gyration R_g^-1, more specifically with the inverse of the R_g component that is perpendicular to the direction along which the polymer sediments. When the polymer sediments in a slab, the walls affect the results appreciably. However, R_g^-1 remains to a good precision linearly dependent on n_c. Therefore, R_g^-1 is a good measure of a knot's complexity.

Joonas Piili; Davide Marenduzzo; Kimmo Kaski; Riku Linna

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

199

SPUTTERING FROM A POROUS MATERIAL BY PENETRATING IONS  

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Porous materials are ubiquitous in the universe and weathering of porous surfaces plays an important role in the evolution of planetary and interstellar materials. Sputtering of porous solids in particular can influence atmosphere formation, surface reflectivity, and the production of the ambient gas around materials in space. Several previous studies and models have shown a large reduction in the sputtering of a porous solid compared to the sputtering of the non-porous solid. Using molecular dynamics simulations we study the sputtering of a nanoporous solid with 55% of the solid density. We calculate the electronic sputtering induced by a fast, penetrating ion, using a thermal spike representation of the deposited energy. We find that sputtering for this porous solid is, surprisingly, the same as that for a full-density solid, even though the sticking coefficient is high.

Rodriguez-Nieva, J. F. [Instituto Balseiro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, 8400 Bariloche (Argentina); Bringa, E. M. [CONICET and Instituto de Ciencias Basicas, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, 5500 Mendoza (Argentina); Cassidy, T. A. [CalTech/JPL, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Johnson, R. E.; Fama, M.; Baragiola, R. A. [Laboratory for Atomic and Surface Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Caro, A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 94551 (United States); Loeffler, M. J. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Astrochemistry Branch, Code 691, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Farkas, D. [Department of Materials Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (United States)

2011-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

200

Gel polymer electrolytes for batteries  

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Nanostructured gel polymer electrolytes that have both high ionic conductivity and high mechanical strength are disclosed. The electrolytes have at least two domains--one domain contains an ionically-conductive gel polymer and the other domain contains a rigid polymer that provides structure for the electrolyte. The domains are formed by block copolymers. The first block provides a polymer matrix that may or may not be conductive on by itself, but that can soak up a liquid electrolyte, thereby making a gel. An exemplary nanostructured gel polymer electrolyte has an ionic conductivity of at least 1.times.10.sup.-4 S cm.sup.-1 at 25.degree. C.

Balsara, Nitash Pervez; Eitouni, Hany Basam; Gur, Ilan; Singh, Mohit; Hudson, William

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Method of electrode fabrication for solid oxide electrochemical cells  

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A process for fabricating cermet electrodes for solid oxide electrochemical cells by sintering is disclosed. First, a porous metal electrode is fabricated on a solid oxide cell, such as a fuel cell by, for example, sintering, and is then infiltrated with a high volume fraction stabilized zirconia suspension. A second sintering step is used to sinter the infiltrated zirconia to a high density in order to more securely attach the electrode to the solid oxide electrolyte of the cell. High performance fuel electrodes can be obtained with this process. Further electrode performance enhancement may be achieved if stabilized zirconia doped with cerium oxide, chromium oxide, titanium oxide, and/or praseodymium oxide for electronic conduction is used.

Jensen, Russell R. (Murrysville, PA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Method of electrode fabrication for solid oxide electrochemical cells  

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A process for fabricating cermet electrodes for solid oxide electrochemical cells by sintering is disclosed. First, a porous metal electrode is fabricated on a solid oxide cell, such as a fuel cell by, for example, sintering, and is then infiltrated with a high volume fraction stabilized zirconia suspension. A second sintering step is used to sinter the infiltrated zirconia to a high density in order to more securely attach the electrode to the solid oxide electrolyte of the cell. High performance fuel electrodes can be obtained with this process. Further electrode performance enhancement may be achieved if stabilized zirconia doped with cerium oxide, chromium oxide, titanium oxide, and/or praseodymium oxide for electronic conduction is used. 5 figs.

Jensen, R.R.

1990-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

203

Living Bacterial Sacrificial Porogens to Engineer Decellularized Porous Scaffolds  

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Decellularization and cellularization of organs have emerged as disruptive methods in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Porous hydrogel scaffolds have widespread applications in tissue engineering, regenerative ...

Xu, Feng

204

Evaluating different classes of porous materials for carbon capture...  

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Evaluating different classes of porous materials for carbon capture Previous Next List Johanna Maria Huck, Li-Chiang Lin, Adam Berger, Mahdi Niknam Shahrak, Richard Luis Martin,...

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Synthesis, Structure, and Metalation of Two New Highly Porous...  

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Synthesis, Structure, and Metalation of Two New Highly Porous Zirconium Metal-Organic Frameworks Previous Next List William Morris, Boris Volosskiy, Selcuk Demir, Felipe Gndara,...

206

Desiccation of unsaturated porous media: Intermediate-scale experiment...  

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with the multifluid flow simulator STOMP, using independently obtained hydraulic and thermal porous medium properties. In all the experiments, the injection of dry air proved...

207

Thermodynamic Model for Fluid-Fluid Interfacial Areas in Porous...  

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areas are important in controlling the rate of mass and energy transfer between fluid phases in porous media. We present a modified thermodynamically based model (TBM) to...

208

Method of preparing porous, rigid ceramic separators for an electrochemical cell  

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Porous, rigid separators for electrochemical cells are prepared by first calcining particles of ceramic material at temperatures above about 1200.degree. C. for a sufficient period of time to reduce the sinterability of the particles. A ceramic powder that has not been calcined is blended with the original powder to control the porosity of the completed separator. The ceramic blend is then pressed into a sheet of the desired shape and sintered at a temperature somewhat lower than the calcination temperature. Separator sheets of about 1 to 2.5 mm thickness and 30 to 70% porosity can be prepared by this technique. Ceramics such as yttria, magnesium oxide and magnesium-aluminum oxide have advantageously been used to form separators by this method.

Bandyopadhyay, Gautam (Naperville, IL); Dusek, Joseph T. (Downers Grove, IL)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Porous membrane electrochemical cell for uranium and transuranic recovery from molten salt electrolyte  

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An improved process and device for the recovery of the minor actinides and the transuranic elements (TRU's) from a molten salt electrolyte. The process involves placing the device, an electrically non-conducting barrier between an anode salt and a cathode salt. The porous barrier allows uranium to diffuse between the anode and cathode, yet slows the diffusion of uranium ions so as to cause depletion of uranium ions in the catholyte. This allows for the eventual preferential deposition of transuranics present in spent nuclear fuel such as Np, Pu, Am, Cm. The device also comprises an uranium oxidation anode. The oxidation anode is solid uranium metal in the form of spent nuclear fuel. The spent fuel is placed in a ferric metal anode basket which serves as the electrical lead or contact between the molten electrolyte and the anodic uranium metal.

Willit, James L. (Ratavia, IL)

2007-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

210

Porous membrane electrochemical cell for uranium and transuranic recovery from molten salt electrolyte  

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An improved process and device for the recovery of the minor actinides and the transuranic elements (TRU's) from a molten salt electrolyte. The process involves placing the device, an electrically non-conducting barrier between an anode salt and a cathode salt. The porous barrier allows uranium to diffuse between the anode and cathode, yet slows the diffusion of uranium ions so as to cause depletion of uranium ions in the catholyte. This allows for the eventual preferential deposition of transuranics present in spent nuclear fuel such as Np, Pu, Am, Cm. The device also comprises an uranium oxidation anode. The oxidation anode is solid uranium metal in the form of spent nuclear fuel. The spent fuel is placed in a ferric metal anode basket which serves as the electrical lead or contact between the molten electrolyte and the anodic uranium metal.

Willit, James L. (Batavia, IL)

2010-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

211

Conformation of Poly(ethylene oxide)-Hydroxybenzene Molecular Complexes Studied by Solid-State NMR  

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Conformation of Poly(ethylene oxide)-Hydroxybenzene Molecular Complexes Studied by Solid-State NMR February 16, 2000 ABSTRACT: The conformation of poly(ethylene oxide), PEO, in molecular complexes. Introduction Poly(ethylene oxide), PEO, is a relatively nonpolar polymer but contains ether oxygens

Hong, Mei

212

Localized corrosion of GaAs surfaces and formation of porous GaAs  

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The present work deals with pitting corrosion of p- and n-type GaAs (100). Pit growth can be electrochemically initiated on both conduction types in chloride-containing solutions and leads after extended periods of time to the formation of a porous GaAs structure. In the case of p-type material, localized corrosion is only observed if a passivating film is present on the surface, otherwise -- e.g. in acidic solutions -- the material suffers from a uniform attack (electropolishing) which is independent of the anion present. In contrast, pitting corrosion of n-type material can be triggered independent of the presence of an oxide film. This is explained in terms of the different current limiting factor for the differently doped materials (oxide film in the case of the p- and a space charge layer in the case of the n-GaAs). The porous structure was characterized by SEM, EDX and AES, and consists mainly of GaAs. From scratch experiments it is clear that the pit initiation process is strongly influenced by surface defects. For n-type material, AFM investigations show that light induced roughening of the order of several hundred nm occurs under non-passivating conditions. This nm- scale roughening however does not affect the pitting process.

Schmuki, P.; Vitus, C.M.; Isaacs, H.S. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Fraser, J.; Graham, M.J. [National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada). Inst. for Microstructural Sciences

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Lightweight polymer concrete composites  

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Lightweight polymer concrete composites have been developed with excellent insulating properties. The composites consist of lightweight aggregates such as expanded perlites, multicellular glass nodules, or hollow alumina silicate microspheres bound together with unsaturated polyester or epoxy resins. These composites, known as Insulating Polymer Concrete (IPC), have thermal conductivites from 0.09 to 0.19 Btu/h-ft-/sup 0/F. Compressive strengths, dependent upon the aggregates used, range from 1000 to 6000 psi. These materials can be precast or cast-in-place on concrete substrates. Recently, it has been demonstrated that these materials can also be sprayed onto concrete and other substrates. An overlay application of IPC is currently under way as dike insulation at an LNG storage tank facility. The composites have numerous potentials in the construction industry such as insulating building blocks or prefabricated insulating wall panels.

Fontana, J.J.; Steinberg, M.; Reams, W.

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Elegant Way of Strengthening Polymer?Polymer Interface Using Nanoclay  

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Elegant Way of Strengthening Polymer?Polymer Interface Using Nanoclay ... In this group, montmorillonite (MMT) nanoclay has been employed in numerous polymer nanocomposite systems because it is environmentally friendly, readily available in large quantities, and its intercalation chemistry has been well studied in comparison with other nanoclays (18-20). ... The detection of this interesting behavior of nanoclays in BIMS rubber has prompted us to initiate a detailed investigation into the tackification mechanism of nanoclay in other general purpose elastomers also. ...

Ganesh C. Basak; K. Dinesh Kumar; Abhijit Bandyopadhyay; Anil K. Bhowmick

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

215

The catalytic oxidation of propylene: investigation of catalyst activity.  

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- thur oxidation resulted in the formation oi' dioxymsthylperoxides acetalde- hydes formic aoids carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide~ hydrogen and water, &t temperatures above 500 degrees Centigrade the polymer1sation of eth- ylene became significant... that water vapor exerted a catalytio effeot on the oxidation of ethylene, while carbon dioxide showed no aooelerating effeot. Davis (ll) observed that water vapor possessed a oatalytio ei'- feet on ths oxidation of olefins. Thompson and Hinshslwood (SS...

Woodham, John Frank

1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Metal Oxides  

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Metal oxides are the class of materials having the widest application in gas sensors. This chapter presents information related to the application of various metal oxides in gas sensors designed on different p...

Ghenadii Korotcenkov

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Low band gap polymers Organic Photovoltaics  

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Low band gap polymers for Organic Photovoltaics Eva Bundgaard Ph.D. Dissertation Risø National Bundgaard Title: Low band gap polymers for Organic photovoltaics Department: The polymer department Report the area of organic photovoltaics are focusing on low band gap polymers, a type of polymer which absorbs

218

Polymer Crowding and Shape Distributions in Polymer-Nanoparticle Mixtures  

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Macromolecular crowding can influence polymer shapes, which is important for understanding the thermodynamic stability of polymer solutions and the structure and function of biopolymers (proteins, RNA, DNA) under confinement. We explore the influence of nanoparticle crowding on polymer shapes via Monte Carlo simulations and free-volume theory of a coarse-grained model of polymer-nanoparticle mixtures. Exploiting the geometry of random walks, we model polymer coils as effective penetrable ellipsoids, whose shapes fluctuate according to the probability distributions of the eigenvalues of the gyration tensor. Accounting for the entropic cost of a nanoparticle penetrating a larger polymer coil, we compute the crowding-induced shift in the shape distributions, radius of gyration, and asphericity of ideal polymers in a theta solvent. With increased nanoparticle crowding, we find that polymers become more compact (smaller, more spherical), in agreement with predictions of free-volume theory. Our approach can be easily extended to nonideal polymers in good solvents and used to model conformations of biopolymers in crowded environments.

Wei Kang Lim; Alan R. Denton

2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

219

Metal-Polymer Interactions in a Polymer/Metal Nanocomposite  

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A poly(t-butyl acrylate)/gold nanocomposite sandwich was annealed to induce diffusion of the gold particles, which was monitored using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry. Marker motion experiments were also performed to probe particle and polymer mobilities independently. The experiments revealed that particle mobility was decreased by 2 to 3 orders of magnitude compared with the predictions by Stokes-Einstein theory. Diffusion of polymer molecules through a gold particle layer is decreased by a much smaller extent. These results are attributed to bridging between particles arising from slow exchange kinetics of polymer segments at the polymer/metal interface.

Douglas H. Cole; Kenneth R. Shull; L. E. Rehn; P. Baldo

1997-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing unsaturated diffusion in porous tuff gravel  

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Evaluation of solute diffusion in unsaturated porous gravel is very important for investigations of contaminant transport and remediation, risk assessment, and waste disposal (for example, the potential high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada). For a porous aggregate medium such as granular tuff, the total water content is comprised of surface water and interior water. The surface water component (water film around grains and pendular water between the grain contacts) could serve as a predominant diffusion pathway. To investigate the extent to which surface water films and contact points affect solute diffusion in unsaturated gravel, we examined the configuration of water using x-ray computed tomography in partially saturated gravel, and made quantitative measurements of diffusion at multiple water contents using two different techniques. In the first, diffusion coefficients of potassium chloride in 2-4 mm granular tuff at multiple water contents were calculated from electrical conductivity measurements using the Nernst-Einstein equation. In the second, we used laser ablation with inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry to perform micro-scale mapping, allowing the measurement of diffusion coefficients for a mixture of chemical tracers for tuff cubes and tetrahedrons having two contact geometries (cube-cube and cube-tetrahedron). The x-ray computed tomography images show limited contact between grains, and this could hinder the pathways for diffusive transport. Experimental results show the critical role of surface water in controlling transport pathways and hence the magnitude of diffusion. Even with a bulk volumetric water content of 1.5%, the measured solute diffusion coefficient is as low as 1.5 x 10{sup -14} m{sup 2}/s for tuff gravel. Currently used diffusion models relating diffusion coefficients to total volumetric water content inadequately describe unsaturated diffusion behavior in porous gravel at very low water contents.

Hu, Qinhong; Kneafsey, Timothy J.; Roberts, Jeffery J.; Tomutsa, Liviu; Wang, Joseph, S.Y.

2003-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical patterning of the surface of insulators with electrically conductive polymers  

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The great potential of {pi}-conjugated polymers, especially polyacetylene, polyarylenes, and poly(arylenevinylene)s, as components in optical displays, sensors, rechargeable batteries, electromagnetic interference shielding, and microelectronics is well recognized. This paper presents a protocol for patterning the surface of insulators with electrically conductive polymers. The pattern is formed on a gold electrode surface via electro-oxidation of heteroarene monomers. An adhesion layer is used to bond the surface of the conducting polymer pattern to the surface of an insulator. The pattern is then developed by etching away the gold. The approach is illustrated with polypyrrole and is applicable to a wide range of substituted polyheteroarenes and insulating substrates.

Zheng, X.Y.; Ding, Y.; Bottomley, L.A. [Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Automatic analysis and validation of open polymer data  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . 36 2.3 Table of prediction results for C soil class. . . . . . . . . . . . 37 3.1 Catalog.xml listing which allows URIs to be resolved to phys- ical files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 3.2 Ethylene oxide CML file... ="en">Prediction of Polymer Properties 5 Jozef Bicerano 6 2002 7 price currency="GBP">60price> 8 9 In this XML document the root element is bookstore. Element names are enclosed in angle brackets. The element...

England, Nicholas William

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

223

Production of porous coating on a prosthesis  

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Preselected surface areas of a prosthesis are covered by a blend of matching primary metallic particles and expendable particles. The particles are compressed and heated to assure that deformation and metallurgical bonding occurs between them and between the primary particles and the surface boundaries of the prosthesis. Porosity is achieved by removal of the expendable material. The result is a coating including discrete bonded particles separated by a network of interconnected voids presenting a homogeneous porous coating about the substrate. It has strength suitable for bone implant usage without intermediate adhesives, and adequate porosity to promote subsequent bone ingrowth.

Sump, Kenneth R. (Richland, WA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

A rigid porous filter and filtration method  

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The present invention involves a porous rigid filter comprising a plurality of concentric filtration elements having internal flow passages and forming external flow passages there between. The present invention also involves a pressure vessel containing the filter for the removal of particulate from high pressure particulate containing gases, and further involves a method for using the filter to remove such particulate. The present filter has the advantage of requiring fewer filter elements due to the high surface area- to-volume ratio provided by the filter, requires a reduced pressure vessel size, and exhibits enhanced mechanical design properties, improved cleaning properties, configuration options, modularity and ease of fabrication.

Chiang, Ta-Kuan; Straub, Douglas, Straub L.; Dennis, Richard A.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Electrode With Porous Three-Dimensional Support  

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Electrode including a paste containing particles of electrochemically active material and a conductive support consisting of a three-dimensional porous material comprising strands delimiting contiguous pores communicating via passages, characterized in that the average width L in .mu.m of said passages is related to the average diameter .O slashed. in .mu.m of said particles by the following equation, in which W and Y are dimensionless coefficients: wherein W=0.16 Y=1.69 X=202.4 .mu.m and Z=80 .mu.m

Bernard, Patrick (Massy, FR); Dauchier, Jean-Michel (Martignas, FR); Simonneau, Olivier (Dourdan, FR)

1999-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

226

The model of stress distribution in polymer electrolyte membrane  

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An analytical model of mechanical stress in a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) of a hydrogen/air fuel cell with porous Water Transfer Plates (WTP) is developed in this work. The model considers a mechanical stress in the membrane is a result of the cell load cycling under constant oxygen utilization. The load cycling causes the cycling of the inlet gas flow rate, which results in the membrane hydration/dehydration close to the gas inlet. Hydration/dehydration of the membrane leads to membrane swelling/shrinking, which causes mechanical stress in the constrained membrane. Mechanical stress results in through-plane crack formation. Thereby, the mechanical stress in the membrane causes mechanical failure of the membrane, limiting fuel cell lifetime. The model predicts the stress in the membrane as a function of the cell geometry, membrane material properties and operation conditions. The model was applied for stress calculation in GORE-SELECT.

Atrazhev, Vadim V; Dmitriev, Dmitry V; Erikhman, Nikolay S; Sultanov, Vadim I; Patterson, Timothy; Burlatsky, Sergei F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

The model of stress distribution in polymer electrolyte membrane  

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An analytical model of mechanical stress in a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) of a hydrogen/air fuel cell with porous Water Transfer Plates (WTP) is developed in this work. The model considers a mechanical stress in the membrane is a result of the cell load cycling under constant oxygen utilization. The load cycling causes the cycling of the inlet gas flow rate, which results in the membrane hydration/dehydration close to the gas inlet. Hydration/dehydration of the membrane leads to membrane swelling/shrinking, which causes mechanical stress in the constrained membrane. Mechanical stress results in through-plane crack formation. Thereby, the mechanical stress in the membrane causes mechanical failure of the membrane, limiting fuel cell lifetime. The model predicts the stress in the membrane as a function of the cell geometry, membrane material properties and operation conditions. The model was applied for stress calculation in GORE-SELECT.

Vadim V. Atrazhev; Tatiana Yu. Astakhova; Dmitry V. Dmitriev; Nikolay S. Erikhman; Vadim I. Sultanov; Timothy Patterson; Sergei F. Burlatsky

2014-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

228

Polymer Thermodynamics and Chain Structure Polymers display some similarities and some differences with nano-aggregates.  

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for aggregates and by the late Paul Flory of Stanford for polymer coils. Since the spring constant of a polymer of a polymer coil is largely determined by entropy, an individual polymer coil displays an increasing spring an aggregate in nanomaterials and a polymer coil in Polymer Science. The mass-fractal or minimum dimension

Beaucage, Gregory

229

Accepted Manuscript Title: Fuel Pyrolysis through Porous Media: Coke Formation  

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Accepted Manuscript Title: Fuel Pyrolysis through Porous Media: Coke Formation and Coupled effect. Gascoin, P. Gillard, M. Bouchez, J. Steelant, Fuel Pyrolysis through Porous Media: Coke Formation Coke Formation and Coupled effect on Permeability2 G. Fau1* , N. Gascoin1 , P. Gillard1 , M. Bouchez2

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

230

Mechanical Properties of Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composites**  

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requirements of high-temperature components for future gas turbine engine technologies becomes realizable). These mechanisms per- mit the development of multiple matrix cracks, which in turn produce inelastic strain during/Mechanical Properties of Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composites REVIEWS The porous matrix concept has been developed primarily

Zok, Frank

231

Microwave impregnation of porous materials with thermal energy storage materials  

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A method for impregnating a porous, non-metallic construction material with a solid phase-change material is described. The phase-change material in finely divided form is spread onto the surface of the porous material, after which the porous material is exposed to microwave energy for a time sufficient to melt the phase-change material. The melted material is spontaneously absorbed into the pores of the porous material. A sealing chemical may also be included with the phase-change material (or applied subsequent to the phase-change material) to seal the surface of the porous material. Fire retardant chemicals may also be included with the phase-change materials. The treated construction materials are better able to absorb thermal energy and exhibit increased heat storage capacity.

Benson, David K. (Golden, CO); Burrows, Richard W. (Conifer, CO)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Hollow porous-wall glass microspheres for hydrogen storage  

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A porous wall hollow glass microsphere is provided having a diameter range of between 1 to 200 microns, a density of between 1.0 to 2.0 gm/cc, a porous-wall structure having wall openings defining an average pore size of between 10 to 1000 angstroms, and which contains therein a hydrogen storage material. The porous-wall structure facilitates the introduction of a hydrogen storage material into the interior of the porous wall hollow glass microsphere. In this manner, the resulting hollow glass microsphere can provide a membrane for the selective transport of hydrogen through the porous walls of the microsphere, the small pore size preventing gaseous or liquid contaminants from entering the interior of the hollow glass microsphere.

Heung, Leung K. (Aiken, SC); Schumacher, Ray F. (Aiken, SC); Wicks, George G. (Aiken, SC)

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

233

Microwave impregnation of porous materials with thermal energy storage materials  

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A method for impregnating a porous, non-metallic construction material with a solid phase-change material is described. The phase-change material in finely divided form is spread onto the surface of the porous material, after which the porous material is exposed to microwave energy for a time sufficient to melt the phase-change material. The melted material is spontaneously absorbed into the pores of the porous material. A sealing chemical may also be included with the phase-change material (or applied subsequent to the phase-change material) to seal the surface of the porous material. Fire retardant chemicals may also be included with the phase-change materials. The treated construction materials are better able to absorb thermal energy and exhibit increased heat storage capacity.

Benson, D.K.; Burrows, R.W.

1993-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

234

RNA Isolation from Mammalian Cells Using Porous Polymer Monoliths: An Approach for  

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, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, and Center for Manufacturing Innovation, Fraunhofer USA even after regular sterilization * Corresponding author. E-mail: asauerbudge@fraunhofer.org. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University. Fraunhofer USA. § Department of Biomedical

235

Synthesis of Nanoscale Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode Materials Using a Porous Polymer Precursor Method  

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" and hydrothermal meth- ods have also been developed and used for this purpose in a number of laboratories. Each processing to produce the desired particle sizes, shapes, and crystallographic defect concentrations

Cui, Yi

236

Synthesis of catalytically active porous organic polymers from metalloporphyrin building blocks  

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incorporating either Fe or Mn(porphyrins) that have been shown to be active catalysts for both olefin attention given their potential applications, in catalysis,1 gas storage,2 and chemical separations,3 among,22 Nature avoids these problems by enveloping the heme moiety within a large protein structure, which can

237

Chemical reduction of a diimide based porous polymer for selective uptake of carbon dioxide versus methanew  

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. The presence of CO2 in natural gas significantly lowers the energy density of the gas stream and can lead (PSA) method is of particular industrial interest for its outstanding energy efficiency and low from natural gas and landfill gas streams, composed mostly of methane, is an important problem

238

Separation of trivalent americium and europium by purified Cyanex 301 immobilized in macro porous polymer  

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The present work confirms the high separation ability of purified Cyanex 301 towards trivalent americium over europium in liquid-liquid extraction. Solvent 2-nitrophenyl octyl ether (NPOE) lowered the partitio...

Jing Chen; A. C. Veltkamp; A. S. Booij

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

ForPeerReview Hybrid structures of porous silicon and conjugated polymers  

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1 Introduction Developing renewable energy sources that are secured for long term supply of the 21st century [1-2]. Solar energy in general and particularly photovoltaic (PV) energy conversion- con), one needs a much thinner film for absorbing the solar energy. On the other hand, thin film

Asscher, Micha

240

Photochemical Crosslinking Reactions in Polymers.  

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??The post-synthesis modification of polymer properties has very broad applications in industry. It is employed to produce products that are impossible to directly synthesize, modify… (more)

Carbone, Nicholas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic emission during polymer crystallization  

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... .G.; part support to L.K.) Acoustic Emission, Special Technical Publication 505, ASTM, Philadelphia, 1971; Grabec, I. & Peterlin, A. J. Polymer Sci. ...

A. Galeski; L. Koenczoel; E. Piorkowska; E. Baer

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Photopatterned conjugated polymer electrochromic nanofibers Arvind Kumara  

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Photopatterned conjugated polymer electrochromic nanofibers on paper Arvind Kumara , Chris Asemotaa. Electrochromic nanofibers of conducting polymer (terthiophene) have been deposited over a conventional paper in electrochromic characters. SEM images of the conducting polymer nanofibers together with the cellulose fibers

Otero, Toribio Fernández

243

Computed Shock Response of Porous Aluminum  

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The shock response of powdered aluminum compacted by a driver plate was simulated with a one?dimensional Lagrangiancontinuum mechanicscomputer program. The porous aluminum was mocked up by a series of flat plates separated by gaps to obtain an initial density of 1.35 g/cm3 for the ``powder.'' The compaction process was followed in detail for two cases of driver?plate conditions corresponding to two Stanford Research Institute experiments. The calculations showed an approach to equilibrium behind the shock in each of the porous samples. The equilibrium states established were found to be consistent with the Rankine?Hugoniot jump conditions applied to aluminum of density 1.35 g/cm3. These states did not lie on the Hugoniot curve of solid?density aluminum. This was shown to be due to the significant internal?energy dependency in the equation of state. The calculated results were in good agreement with the SRI experiments. Application of this computational model to more complex cases is indicated.

Ronald Hofmann; Dudley J. Andrews; D. E. Maxwell

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Apparatus and method for oxidation and stabilization of polymeric materials  

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An apparatus for treating polymeric materials comprises a treatment chamber adapted to maintain a selected atmosphere; a means for supporting the polymeric material within the chamber; and, a source of plasma-derived gas containing at least one reactive oxidative species whereby the polymer is stabilized and cross linked through exposure to the oxidative species in the chamber at a selected temperature. The polymer may be directly exposed to the plasma, or alternatively, the plasma may be established in a separate volume from which the reactive species may be extracted and introduced into the vicinity of the polymer. The apparatus may be configured for either batch-type or continuous-type processing. The apparatus and method are especially useful for preparing polymer fibers, particularly PAN fibers, for later carbonization treatments.

Paulauskas, Felix L. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; White, Terry L. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Sherman, Daniel M. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN

2009-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

245

Apparatus and method for oxidation and stabilization of polymeric materials  

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An apparatus for treating polymeric materials comprises a treatment chamber adapted to maintain a selected atmosphere; a means for supporting the polymeric material within the chamber; and, a source of plasma-derived gas containing at least one reactive oxidative species whereby the polymer is stabilized and cross linked through exposure to the oxidative species in the chamber at a selected temperature. The polymer may be directly exposed to the plasma, or alternatively, the plasma may be established in a separate volume from which the reactive species may be extracted and introduced into the vicinity of the polymer. The apparatus may be configured for either batch-type or continuous-type processing. The apparatus and method are especially useful for preparing polymer fibers, particularly PAN fibers, for later carbonization treatments.

Paulauskas, Felix L. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; White, Terry L. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Sherman, Daniel M. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

246

Cell-Trappable Fluorescent Probes for Nitric Oxide Visualization in Living Cells  

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Two new cell-trappable fluorescent probes for nitric oxide (NO) are reported based on either incorporation of hydrolyzable esters or conjugation to aminodextran polymers. Both probes are highly selective for NO over other ...

Pluth, Michael D.

247

Effects of Congo Red on the drag reduction properties of polyethylene oxide  

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Addition of minute amounts of Congo Red (a benzidine derivative) to polymer additives of polyethylene oxide greatly affect the turbulent drag reduction characteristics of the polymer. A dipole type cross coupling mechanism is suggested which could possibly explain the flow behavior of these dilute additive solutions in drag reduction.

Claes Inge; Arne V. Johansson; E. Rune Lindgren

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Hybrid Silicon Nanocone–Polymer Solar Cells  

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Hybrid Silicon Nanocone–Polymer Solar Cells ... In this study, we demonstrate a hybrid solar cell composed of Si nanocones and conductive polymer. ...

Sangmoo Jeong; Erik C. Garnett; Shuang Wang; Zongfu Yu; Shanhui Fan; Mark L. Brongersma; Michael D. McGehee; Yi Cui

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

249

Webinar: Hydrogen Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane...  

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Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Electrolysis-Spotlight on Giner and Proton Webinar: Hydrogen Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Electrolysis-Spotligh...

250

Microstructure-Based Modeling of Aging Mechanisms in Catalyst Layers of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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Conventional CCLs are random heterogeneous media that consist of a solid phase comprised of carbon particles or agglomerates decorated with catalyst nanoparticles (typically Pt-based) for conducting electrons and catalyzing reactions, a proton-conducting network of Nafion ionomer, and a particular water-filled porous network for gas transport. ... Polymer electrolyte membranes were catalyzed by direct application of thin film layers cast from solns. of suspended Pt/C catalyst and solubilized Nafion ionomer. ... During normal operating conditions of the fuel cell, the PEMFC lifetime tends to be limited by coarsening of the cathode's Pt-based catalyst and by corrosion of the cathode's C black support. ...

Kourosh Malek; Alejandro A. Franco

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

251

Polymers in a Vacuum  

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In a variety of situations, isolated polymer molecules are found in a vacuum, and here we examine their properties. Angular momentum conservation is shown to significantly alter the average size of a chain and its conservation is only broken slowly by thermal radiation. For an ideal chain, the time autocorrelation for monomer position oscillates with a period proportional to chain length. The oscillations and damping are analyzed in detail. Short-range repulsive interactions suppress oscillations and speed up relaxation, but stretched chains still show damped oscillatory correlations.

Deutsch, J. M. [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064 (United States)

2007-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

252

Vacuum flash evaporated polymer composites  

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A method for fabrication of polymer composite layers in a vacuum is disclosed. More specifically, the method of dissolving salts in a monomer solution, vacuum flash evaporating the solution, condensing the flash evaporated solution as a liquid film, and forming the condensed liquid film into a polymer composite layer on a substrate is disclosed.

Affinito, J.D.; Gross, M.E.

1997-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A Semi-Empirical Model for Porous Media Heat Exchanger Design Richard A. Wirtz1  

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and the effectiveness of the porous wall are always maximum when it is operated with the number of transfer units of the porous matrix greater than two (ntu 2). Furthermore, if the porous matrix is composed of a packed bed matrix is minimum when ntu 2. This suggest that for many design requirements, the porous media exchanger

Wirtz, Richard A.

254

Flow and heat transfer in porous micro heat sink for thermal management of high power LEDs  

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A novel porous micro heat sink system is presented for thermal management of high power LEDs, which has high heat transport capability. The operational principle and heat transfer characteristics of porous micro heat sink are analyzed. Numerical model ... Keywords: Heat dissipation, High heat flux, High power LEDs, Porous media, Porous micro heat sink

Z. M. Wan; J. Liu; K. L. Su; X. H. Hu; S. S. M

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UW -Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems Design of Energy Absorption Bases on Porous  

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NiTi Alloy Disk EDM Cutting (Electro-Discharge Machining) Porous NiTi Alloy Cylindrical Specimen HeatTi Alloy Porous Disc EDM Cutting (Electro-Discharge Machining) Porous NiTi Alloy Cylindrical Specimen Heat for Intelligent Materials and Systems EDM Cutting and Heat Treatment NiTi Porous Disc ( =30mm, h=4.5mm) = 5.0mm

Taya, Minoru

256

Materials - Recycling - Polymer Matrix Composites  

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Recycling of Polymer Matrix Composites Recycling of Polymer Matrix Composites Polymer matrix composites Carbon fibers recovered from a epoxy-based polymer matrix composite. Carbon fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites (PMCs) are materials with superior strength-to-weight ratios. Finding increased applications in the aerospace industry, PMCs are now being evaluated for possible use in automobile construction. The materialÂ’s high cost, however, along with concerns about whether the PMCs will be recyclable when the vehicles reach the end of their useful lives, are barriers to its widespread use. With funding provided by the U.S. Department of EnergyÂ’s Vehicle Technologies Program (formerly called the Office of Advanced Transportation Technologies), Argonne is developing an efficient and cost-effective

257

Polymer formulations for gettering hydrogen  

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A novel method for preparing a hydrogenation composition comprising organic polymer molecules having carbon--carbon double bonds, for removing hydrogen from the atmosphere within enclosed spaces and particularly from atmospheres within enclosed spaces that contain air, water vapor, oxygen, carbon dioxide or ammonia. The organic polymers molecules containing carbon--carbon double bonds throughout their structures, preferably polybutadiene, polyisoprene and derivatives thereof, intimately mixed with an insoluble noble metal catalyst composition. High molecular weight polymers may be added to the organic polymer/catalyst mixture in order to improve their high temperature performance. The hydrogenation composition is prepared by dispersing the polymers in a suitable solvent, forming thereby a solution suspension, flash-freezing droplets of the solution in a liquid cryogen, freeze-drying the frozen droplets to remove frozen solvent incorporated in the droplets, and recovering the dried powder thus formed.

Shepodd, Timothy J. (330 Thrasher Ave., Livermore, CA 94550); Even, Jr., William R. (4254 Drake Way, Livermore, CA 94550)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Fundamental studies of polymer filtration  

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This is the final report of a one-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The objectives of this project were (1) to develop an enhanced fundamental understanding of the coordination chemistry of hazardous-metal-ion complexation with water-soluble metal-binding polymers, and (2) to exploit this knowledge to develop improved separations for analytical methods, metals processing, and waste treatment. We investigated features of water-soluble metal-binding polymers that affect their binding constants and selectivity for selected transition metal ions. We evaluated backbone polymers using light scattering and ultrafiltration techniques to determine the effect of pH and ionic strength on the molecular volume of the polymers. The backbone polymers were incrementally functionalized with a metal-binding ligand. A procedure and analytical method to determine the absolute level of functionalization was developed and the results correlated with the elemental analysis, viscosity, and molecular size.

Smith, B.F.; Lu, M.T.; Robison, T.W.; Rogers, Y.C.; Wilson, K.V.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

259

Contracting Polymer with Current  

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Contracting Polymer with Current Contracting Polymer with Current Name: Ian Status: student Grade: 9-12 Location: PA Country: USA Date: Summer 2011 Question: Hello and thank you in advance. I have previously read of a material ( a kind of "rubber") that contracts when an electric current is applied. My question is what is this material, how does it work/what is it made of? Thank you very much. Replies: Hi Ian, I believe the material you are referring to is a kind of piezoelectric rubber. Piezoelectric materials (usually they are special types of ceramics or crystals) produce an electrical voltage when compressed of otherwise subjected to stress. They also do the opposite... they slightly expand or contract when a voltage is applied. But the amount they expand or contract is very small indeed. For example, one square meter of the recently discovered piezoelectric rubber materials typically contracts a mere 100 picometers for ever applied volt. Translated into everyday measurements, this means that if you apply a voltage of 1 Volt to a one foot long piece of this rubber, it will only contract less than half a billionth of an inch! Applying 100 volts will cause it to contract just under 50 billionths of an inch!

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Rapid process for producing transparent, monolithic porous glass  

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A process for making transparent porous glass monoliths from gels. The glass is produced much faster and in much larger sizes than present technology for making porous glass. The process reduces the cost of making large porous glass monoliths because: 1) the process does not require solvent exchange nor additives to the gel to increase the drying rates, 2) only moderate temperatures and pressures are used so relatively inexpensive equipment is needed, an 3) net-shape glass monoliths are possible using this process. The process depends on the use of temperature to control the partial pressure of the gel solvent in a closed vessel, resulting in controlled shrinking during drying.

Coronado, Paul R. (Livermore, CA)

2006-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Alzeta porous radiant burner. CRADA final report  

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An Alzeta Pyrocore porous radiant burner was tested for the first time at elevated pressures and mass flows. Mapping of the burner`s stability limits (flashback, blowoff, and lean extinction limits) in an outward fired configuration and hot wall environment was carried out at pressures up to 18 atm, firing rates up to 180 kW, and excess air rates up to 100%. A central composite experimental design for parametric testing within the stability limits produced statistically sound correlations of dimensionless burner temperature and NO{sub x} emissions as functions of equivalence ratio, dimensionless firing rate, and reciprocal Reynolds number. The NO{sub x} emissions were below 4 ppmvd at 15% O{sub 2} for all conditions tested, and the CO and unburned hydrocarbon levels were simultaneously low. As a direct result of this cooperative research effort between METC and Alzeta, Solar Turbines has already expressed a strong interest in this novel technology.

NONE

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SULFUR POLYMER ENCAPSULATION.  

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Sulfur polymer cement (SPC) is a thermoplastic polymer consisting of 95 wt% elemental sulfur and 5 wt% organic modifiers to enhance long-term durability. SPC was originally developed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines as an alternative to hydraulic cement for construction applications. Previous attempts to use elemental sulfur as a construction material in the chemical industry failed due to premature degradation. These failures were caused by the internal stresses that result from changes in crystalline structure upon cooling of the material. By reacting elemental sulfur with organic polymers, the Bureau of Mines developed a product that successfully suppresses the solid phase transition and significantly improves the stability of the product. SPC, originally named modified sulfur cement, is produced from readily available, inexpensive waste sulfur derived from desulfurization of both flue gases and petroleum. The commercial production of SPC is licensed in the United States by Martin Resources (Odessa, Texas) and is marketed under the trade name Chement 2000. It is sold in granular form and is relatively inexpensive ({approx}$0.10 to 0.12/lb). Application of SPC for the treatment of radioactive, hazardous, and mixed wastes was initially developed and patented by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in the mid-1980s (Kalb and Colombo, 1985; Colombo et al., 1997). The process was subsequently investigated by the Commission of the European Communities (Van Dalen and Rijpkema, 1989), Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (Darnell, 1991), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Mattus and Mattus, 1994). SPC has been used primarily in microencapsulation applications but can also be used for macroencapsulation of waste. SPC microencapsulation has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of wastes, including incinerator hearth and fly ash; aqueous concentrates such as sulfates, borates, and chlorides; blowdown solutions; soils; and sludges. It is not recommended for treatment of wastes containing high concentrations of nitrates because of potentially dangerous reactions between sulfur, nitrate, and trace quantities of organics. Recently, the process has been adapted for the treatment of liquid elemental mercury and mercury contaminated soil and debris.

KALB, P.

2001-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

263

Carbon nanotube-polymer composite actuators  

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The present invention discloses a carbon nanotube (SWNT)-polymer composite actuator and method to make such actuator. A series of uniform composites was prepared by dispersing purified single wall nanotubes with varying weight percents into a polymer matrix, followed by solution casting. The resulting nanotube-polymer composite was then successfully used to form a nanotube polymer actuator.

Gennett, Thomas (Denver, CO); Raffaelle, Ryne P. (Honeoye Falls, NY); Landi, Brian J. (Rochester, NY); Heben, Michael J. (Denver, CO)

2008-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

264

The workshop on conductive polymers: Final report  

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Reports are made by groups on: polyacetylene, polyphenylene, polyaniline, and related systems; molecular, crystallographic, and defect structures in conducting polymers; heterocyclic polymers; synthesis of new and improved conducting polymers; future applications possibilities for conducting polymers; and challenges for improved understanding of properties. (DLC)

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1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Cryogenic Fluid Flow Heat Transfer in a Porous Heat Exchanger  

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The recent utilization of porous heat exchangers in various key industries has aroused considerable interest in the heat transfer and fluid dynamics processes in channel flows involving suction...1], suction with...

L. L. Vasiliev; G. I. Bobrova; S. K. Vinokurov…

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Experimental design for study of nucleate boiling in porous structures  

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The superheat required to initiate nucleate boiling inside porous wicks is not well understood in practice. This thesis reports the design of an experimental setup for investigating the onset of vapor nucleation in sintered ...

Kelley, Mitchell Joseph

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Gasification and combustion modeling for porous char particles  

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Gasification and combustion of porous char particles occurs in many industrial applications. Reactor-scale outputs of importance depend critically on processes that occur at the particle-scale. Because char particles often ...

Singer, Simcha Lev

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Heterojunction solar cells produced by porous silicon layer transfer technology  

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In this paper, we present the result of heterojunction solar cells based on porous silicon layer transfer technology. a-Si/c-Si structured solar cells were prepared in which the c-Si ... was investigated. The spe...

Zhihao Yue; Honglie Shen; Lei Zhang; Bin Liu; Chao Gao; Hongjie Lv

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Porous material and process development for electrospray propulsion applications  

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Ion electrospray propulsion devices rely on the transportation of ionic liquid propellant to emission regions where ions are extracted at high velocities. One such method involves the use of porous substrates to passively ...

Arestie, Steven Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

The evolution of miscible gravity currents in horizontal porous layers  

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Gravity currents of miscible fluids in porous media are important to understand because they occur in important engineering projects, such as enhanced oil recovery and geologic CO[subscript 2] sequestration. These flows ...

Szulczewski, Michael Lawrence

271

Nonlinear dynamics of capacitive charging and desalination by porous electrodes  

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The rapid and efficient exchange of ions between porous electrodes and aqueous solutions is important in many applications, such as electrical energy storage by supercapacitors, water desalination and purification by ...

Bazant, Martin Z.

272

Pinning in a porous high-temperature superconductor Bi2223  

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The current-voltage characteristics of a porous superconductor Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O x (Bi2223) have been measured at temperatures in the range from 10 to 90 ... been found that the ele...

K. Yu. Terent’ev; D. M. Gokhfel’d; S. I. Popkov…

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Convective stability of carbon sequestration in anisotropic porous media  

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...Convective stability of carbon sequestration in anisotropic porous media...media|stability theory|carbon sequestration| 1. Introduction The world's...processes occurring during carbon dioxide sequestration in underground saline aquifers...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Tripyrrylmethane based 2D porous structure for hydrogen storage  

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The key to hydrogen storage is to design new materials with light ... explored Ti-tripyrrylmethane based 2D porous structure for hydrogen storage using density functional theory. We have found ... and the exposed...

Xiao Zhou ??; Jian Zhou ??; Qiang Sun ??

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

High-Throughput Characterization of Porous Materials Using Graphics...  

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High-Throughput Characterization of Porous Materials Using Graphics Processing Units Previous Next List J. Kim, R. L. Martin, O. Rubel, M. Haranczyk, and B. Smit, J. Chem. Theory...

276

Vortex development behind a finite porous obstruction in a channel  

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This experimental study describes the turbulent wake behind a two-dimensional porous obstruction, consisting of a circular array of cylinders. The cylinders extend from the channel bed through the water surface, mimicking ...

Zong, Lijun

277

Experimental study of combustion of hydrogen–syngas/methane fuel mixtures in a porous burner  

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Lean premixed combustion of hydrogen–syngas/methane fuel mixtures was investigated experimentally to demonstrate fuel flexibility of a two-section porous burner. The un-insulated burner was operated at atmospheric pressure. Combustion was stabilized at the interface of silicon-carbide coated carbon foam of 26 pores per centimeter (ppcm) and 4 ppcm. Methane (CH4) content in the fuel was decreased from 100% to 0% (by volume), with the remaining amount split equally between carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2), the two reactive components of the syngas. Experiments for different fuel mixtures were conducted at a fixed air flow rate, while the fuel flow rate was varied to obtain a range of adiabatic flame temperatures. The CO and nitric oxide ( NO x ) emissions were measured downstream of the porous burner, in the axial direction to identify the post-combustion zone and in the transverse direction to quantify combustion uniformity. For a given adiabatic flame temperature, increasing H2/CO content in the fuel mixture decreased both the CO and NO x emissions. Presence of H2/CO in the fuel mixture also decreased temperature near the lean blow-off limit, especially for higher percentages of CO and H2 in the fuel.

S.K. Alavandi; A.K. Agrawal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Thermodynamics of tubelike flexible polymers  

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In this work we present the general phase behavior of short tubelike flexible polymers. The geometric thickness constraint is implemented through the concept of the global radius of curvature. We use sophisticated Monte Carlo sampling methods to simulate small bead-stick polymer models with Lennard-Jones interaction among non-bonded monomers. We analyze energetic fluctuations and structural quantities to classify conformational pseudophases. We find that the tube thickness influences the thermodynamic behavior of simple tubelike polymers significantly, i.e., for given temperature, the formation of secondary structures strongly depends on the tube thickness.

Thomas Vogel; Thomas Neuhaus; Michael Bachmann; Wolfhard Janke

2009-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

279

Thermodynamics of tubelike flexible polymers  

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In this work, we discuss the general phase behavior of short tubelike flexible polymers. The geometric thickness constraint is implemented through the concept of the global radius of curvature. We use sophisticated Monte Carlo sampling methods to simulate small bead-stick polymer models with Lennard-Jones interaction among nonbonded monomers. We analyze energetic fluctuations and structural quantities to classify conformational pseudophases. We find that the tube thickness influences the thermodynamic behavior of simple tubelike polymers significantly, i.e., for a given temperature, the formation of secondary structures strongly depends on the tube thickness.

Thomas Vogel; Thomas Neuhaus; Michael Bachmann; Wolfhard Janke

2009-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

280

Metal Oxide Nanoparticles as Bactericidal Agents  

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8 Magnesium oxide prepared through an aerogel procedure (AP-MgO)9 yields square and polyhedral shaped nanoparticles with diameters varying slightly around 4 nm, arranged in an extensive porous structure with considerable pore volume. ... Approximately 106 CFU (colony forming units) of bacteria or spores were deposited on water filtration membranes with pore size 0.45 ?m (Millipore Corp.). ... The filters were dried at ambient conditions for 30 min and then completely covered with 0.25 g of AP-MgO/X2 (X = Cl, Br, none). ...

Peter K. Stoimenov; Rosalyn L. Klinger; George L. Marchin; Kenneth J. Klabunde

2002-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Porous solid ion exchange wafer for immobilizing biomolecules  

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A porous solid ion exchange wafer having a combination of a biomolecule capture-resin and an ion-exchange resin forming a charged capture resin within said wafer. Also disclosed is a porous solid ion exchange wafer having a combination of a biomolecule capture-resin and an ion-exchange resin forming a charged capture resin within said wafer containing a biomolecule with a tag. A separate bioreactor is also disclosed incorporating the wafer described above.

Arora, Michelle B. (Woodridge, IL); Hestekin, Jamie A. (Morton Grove, IL); Lin, YuPo J. (Naperville, IL); St. Martin, Edward J. (Libertyville, IL); Snyder, Seth W. (Lincolnwood, IL)

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

282

Investigation of porous media structures using NMR restricted diffusion measurements  

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INVESTIGATION OF POROUS MEDIA STRUCTURES USING NMR RESTRICTED DIFFUSION MEASUREMENTS A Thesis by PEIZHI MIAO Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1993 Major Subject: Chemical Engineering INVESTIGATION OF POROUS MEDIA STRUCTURES USING NMR RESTRICTED DIFFUSION MEASUREMENTS A Thesis by PEIZHI MIAO Approved ss to style and content by: A. T. Watson (Chair of Committee) C...

Miao, Peizhi

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

283

Two dimensional properties of methane adsorbed on porous silicon  

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TWO DIMENSIONAL PROPERTIES OF METHANE ADSORBED ON POROUS SILICON A Thesis by RICHARD FRANKLIN TENNIS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1989 Major Subject: Physics TWO DIMENSIONAL PROPERTIES OF METHANE ADSORBED ON POROUS SILICON A Thesis by RICHARD FRANKLIN TENNIS Approved as to style and content by: P. Kirk (C ir of Committee) Glenn olet (M er) Da J. Ernst...

Tennis, Richard Franklin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

284

Nuclear magnetic resonance study of methane adsorbed on porous silicon  

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NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE STUDY OF METHANE ADSORBED ON POROUS SILICON A Thesis by FENG I I Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... May 1992 Major Subject: Physics NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE STUDY OF METHANE ADSORBED ON POROUS SILICON A Thesis by FENG LI Approved as to style and content by: . P. Kirk (Chair of Committee) i G. Agnolet (Member) J. H. Ross, r (Member) M...

Li, Feng

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

285

Nano zinc oxide for UV protection of textiles  

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This paper describes the effect on the fading of dyed polyester fabrics in artificial sunlight, when the Ultra Violet (UV) component of the radiation was blocked by coating the fabric with zinc oxide nanoparticles, dispersed in an acrylic polymer. Zinc oxide is photoactive and generates superoxide and hydroxyl radicals (Reactive Oxygen Species; ROS) when irradiated with UV in the presence of oxygen and water. The results for the four dyes studied show that different dye chromophores interact differently with ROS. Selection of dyes with anti oxidant properties or addition of other anti oxidants may reduce the adverse effects of ROS.

Lu Sun; John A. Rippon; Peter G. Cookson; Xungai Wang; Ken King; Olga Koulaeva; Reno Beltrame

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Aliphatic thioether polymers as novel cathode active materials for rechargeable lithium battery  

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Two aliphatic thioether polymers, poly[methanetetryl-tetra(thiomethylene)] (PMTTM) and poly(2,4-dithiopentanylene) (PDTP) were designed, synthesized, characterized and tested as cathode active materials. The chemical structure of polymers was confirmed by FT-IR, FT-Raman, and XPS spectral analysis. Both polymers were found to have electrochemical activity as cathode materials for rechargeable lithium battery by the electrochemical tests. The specific capacity of PMTTM was 504 mA h g?1 at the third cycle and faded to 200 mA h g?1 after 10 cycles; PDTP showed low and stable specific capacity around 100 mA h g?1 even after 50 cycles. The specific capacity of fully saturated aliphatic thioether polymers demonstrated that thioether bonds offered energy storage. It was proposed that thioether bond was oxidized to form thioether cations with the help of ether solvents.

Jingyu Zhang; Lingbo Kong; Lizhi Zhan; Jing Tang; Hui Zhan; Yunhong Zhou; Caimao Zhan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Nanostructured tungsten carbide catalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cells X. G. Yanga  

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a possibility of replacing precious metal anode catalysts with transition metal compounds for hydrogen oxidation density of states of tungsten carbides resembles that of noble metal platinum.4,5 FundamentalNanostructured tungsten carbide catalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cells X. G. Yanga and C. Y

288

Biofilter for removal of nitrogen oxides from contaminated gases under aerobic conditions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A biofilter for reducing concentrations of gaseous nitrogen oxides in a polluted gas comprises a porous organic filter bed medium disposed in a housing, the filter bed medium including a mixed culture of naturally occurring denitrifying bacteria for converting the nitrogen oxides to nitrogen gas, carbon dioxide, and water. A method of reducing concentrations of nitrogen oxides in polluted gas comprises conducting the polluted gas through the biofilter so that the denitrifying bacteria can degrade the nitrogen oxides. A preferred filter medium is wood compost, however composts of other organic materials are functional. Regulation of pH, moisture content, exogenous carbon sources, and temperature are described.

Apel, William A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

A conjugated polymer plastic gel  

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We present a gel route to process highly oriented conjugated polymer films and fibers. The incorporation of hexafluoroisopropanol, a strong and stable dipolar group, to the polythiophene backbone enhances the solubility ...

Alcazar Jorba, Daniel

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Polymers For Advanced Lithium Batteries  

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Accomplishments 1 m SEM of cathode LiFePO 4 +Binder (5050) Nothing else, no optimization Li metal (anode) Al current collector Polymer electrolyte membrane (S-EO-S)...

291

Polymers, Fractals, and Ceramic Materials  

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...application primarily as optical coatings and aerogels. Aerogels (1...4) Gelation //Polymer x Coating_rn Film Monomer Aggregation...Sintering.......... Aerogel Monolith Fig. 1. Ceramic...desired for index-matched coatings, then base-catalyzed materials...

DALE W. SCHAEFER

1989-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

292

Layered plasma polymer composite membranes  

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Layered plasma polymer composite fluid separation membranes are disclosed, which comprise alternating selective and permeable layers for a total of at least 2n layers, where n is [>=]2 and is the number of selective layers. 2 figs.

Babcock, W.C.

1994-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

293

Characterization of macro-length conducting polymers and the development of a conducting polymer rotary motor  

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Conducting polymers are a subset of materials within the electroactive polymer class that exhibit active mechanical deformations. These deformations induce stresses and strains that allow for conducting polymers to be used ...

Schmid, Bryan D. (Bryan David), 1981-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Modified CVD of nanoscale structures in and EVD of thin layers on porous ceramic membranes  

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Experiments on the modified chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and the electrochemical vapour deposition (EVD) of yttria-stabilized zirconia on porous substrates are reported. It is shown that, in the CVD stage, deposition occurs in a small (<20 ?m) region at the edge of the substrate, very likely leading to pore narrowing. This result illustrates the feasibility of the CVD technique for the modification of ceramic membranes to the (sub)nanometer scale. Film growth in the EVD stage is shown to be controlled by the inpore diffusion of the oxygen source reactant for short (<5 h) deposition times. The yttria to zirconia ratio in the deposited film is determined by the ratio present in the vapour phase. Very thin (?2 ?m) films can be deposited, which have a potential application in solid oxide fuel cells.

L.G.J. de Haart; Y.S. Lin; K.J. de Vries; A.J. Burggraaf

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Hydrogen production in ultrarich combustion of hydrocarbon fuels in porous media  

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Rich and ultrarich combustion of methane, ethane, and propane inside inert porous media is studied experimentally and numerically to examine the suitability of the concept for hydrogen production. Temperature, velocities, and chemical products of the combustion waves were recorded experimentally at a range of equivalence ratios from stoichiometry (? = 1.0) to ? = 2.5, for a filtration velocity of 12 cm/s. Two-temperature numerical model based on comprehensive heat transfer and chemical mechanisms is found to be in a good qualitative agreement with experimental data. Partial oxidation products of methane, ethane, and propane (H2, CO, and C2 hydrocarbons) are dominant for ultrarich superadiabatic combustion. The maximum hydrogen yield is close to 50% for all fuels, and carbon monoxide yield is close to 80%.

Mario Toledo; Valeri Bubnovich; Alexei Saveliev; Lawrence Kennedy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Hydrogen separation membrane on a porous substrate  

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A hydrogen permeable membrane is disclosed. The membrane is prepared by forming a mixture of metal oxide powder and ceramic oxide powder and a pore former into an article. The article is dried at elevated temperatures and then sintered in a reducing atmosphere to provide a dense hydrogen permeable portion near the surface of the sintered mixture. The dense hydrogen permeable portion has a higher initial concentration of metal than the remainder of the sintered mixture and is present in the range of from about 20 to about 80 percent by volume of the dense hydrogen permeable portion.

Song, Sun-Ju (Orland Park, IL); Lee, Tae H. (Naperville, IL); Chen, Ling (Woodridge, IL); Dorris, Stephen E. (LaGrange Park, IL); Balachandran, Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL)

2011-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

297

Viscosity of Ring Polymer Melts  

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Viscosity of Ring Polymer Melts ... The ratio of the zero-shear viscosities of linear polymer melts ?0,linear to their ring counterparts ?0,ring at isofrictional conditions is discussed as a function of the number of entanglements Z. ... For this reason we have determined the viscosities by fitting the complex viscosity curves with different methods to obtain reliable estimates and error bars (see Supporting Information). ...

Rossana Pasquino; Thodoris C. Vasilakopoulos; Youn Cheol Jeong; Hyojoon Lee; Simon Rogers; George Sakellariou; Jürgen Allgaier; Atsushi Takano; Ana R. Brás; Taihyun Chang; Sebastian Gooßen; Wim Pyckhout-Hintzen; Andreas Wischnewski; Nikos Hadjichristidis; Dieter Richter; Michael Rubinstein; Dimitris Vlassopoulos

2013-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

298

High cation transport polymer electrolyte  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solid state ion conducting electrolyte and a battery incorporating same. The electrolyte includes a polymer matrix with an alkali metal salt dissolved therein, the salt having an anion with a long or branched chain having not less than 5 carbon or silicon atoms therein. The polymer is preferably a polyether and the salt anion is preferably an alkyl or silyl moiety of from 5 to about 150 carbon/silicon atoms.

Gerald, II, Rex E. (Brookfield, IL); Rathke, Jerome W. (Homer Glen, IL); Klingler, Robert J. (Westmont, IL)

2007-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

299

High Temperature Polymer Membrane Development at Argonne National...  

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Polymer Membrane Development at Argonne National Laboratory High Temperature Polymer Membrane Development at Argonne National Laboratory Summary of ANL's high temperature polymer...

300

Hydrogen-Bond Acidic Polymers for Chemical Vapor Sensing. | EMSL  

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Acidic Polymers for Chemical Vapor Sensing. Hydrogen-Bond Acidic Polymers for Chemical Vapor Sensing. Abstract: A review with 171 references. Hydrogen-bond acidic polymers for...

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301

Planar ceramic membrane assembly and oxidation reactor system  

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Planar ceramic membrane assembly comprising a dense layer of mixed-conducting multi-component metal oxide material, wherein the dense layer has a first side and a second side, a porous layer of mixed-conducting multi-component metal oxide material in contact with the first side of the dense layer, and a ceramic channeled support layer in contact with the second side of the dense layer. The planar ceramic membrane assembly can be used in a ceramic wafer assembly comprising a planar ceramic channeled support layer having a first side and a second side; a first dense layer of mixed-conducting multi-component metal oxide material having an inner side and an outer side, wherein the inner side is in contact with the first side of the ceramic channeled support layer; a first outer support layer comprising porous mixed-conducting multi-component metal oxide material and having an inner side and an outer side, wherein the inner side is in contact with the outer side of the first dense layer; a second dense layer of mixed-conducting multi-component metal oxide material having an inner side and an outer side, wherein the inner side is in contact with the second side of the ceramic channeled layer; and a second outer support layer comprising porous mixed-conducting multi-component metal oxide material and having an inner side and an outer side, wherein the inner side is in contact with the outer side of the second dense layer.

Carolan, Michael Francis (Allentown, PA); Dyer, legal representative, Kathryn Beverly (Allentown, PA); Wilson, Merrill Anderson (West Jordan, UT); Ohm, Ted R. (Alliance, OH); Kneidel, Kurt E. (Alliance, OH); Peterson, David (Uniontown, OH); Chen, Christopher M. (Allentown, PA); Rackers, Keith Gerard (Louisville, OH); Dyer, deceased, Paul Nigel (Allentown, PA)

2007-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

302

Planar ceramic membrane assembly and oxidation reactor system  

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Planar ceramic membrane assembly comprising a dense layer of mixed-conducting multi-component metal oxide material, wherein the dense layer has a first side and a second side, a porous layer of mixed-conducting multi-component metal oxide material in contact with the first side of the dense layer, and a ceramic channeled support layer in contact with the second side of the dense layer. The planar ceramic membrane assembly can be used in a ceramic wafer assembly comprising a planar ceramic channeled support layer having a first side and a second side; a first dense layer of mixed-conducting multi-component metal oxide material having an inner side and an outer side, wherein the inner side is in contact with the first side of the ceramic channeled support layer; a first outer support layer comprising porous mixed-conducting multi-component metal oxide material and having an inner side and an outer side, wherein the inner side is in contact with the outer side of the first dense layer; a second dense layer of mixed-conducting multi-component metal oxide material having an inner side and an outer side, wherein the inner side is in contact with the second side of the ceramic channeled layer; and a second outer support layer comprising porous mixed-conducting multi-component metal oxide material and having an inner side and an outer side, wherein the inner side is in contact with the outer side of the second dense layer.

Carolan, Michael Francis (Allentown, PA); Dyer, legal representative, Kathryn Beverly (Allentown, PA); Wilson, Merrill Anderson (West Jordan, UT); Ohrn, Ted R. (Alliance, OH); Kneidel, Kurt E. (Alliance, OH); Peterson, David (Uniontown, OH); Chen, Christopher M. (Allentown, PA); Rackers, Keith Gerard (Louisville, OH); Dyer, Paul Nigel (Allentown, PA)

2009-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

303

Reduction of iron-oxide-carbon composites: part I. Estimation of the rate constants  

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A new ironmaking concept using iron-oxide-carbon composite pellets has been proposed, which involves the combination of a rotary hearth furnace (RHF) and an iron bath smelter. This part of the research focuses on studying the two primary chemical kinetic steps. Efforts have been made to experimentally measure the kinetics of the carbon gasification by CO{sub 2} and wustite reduction by CO by isolating them from the influence of heat- and mass-transport steps. A combined reaction model was used to interpret the experimental data and determine the rate constants. Results showed that the reduction is likely to be influenced by the chemical kinetics of both carbon oxidation and wustite reduction at the temperatures of interest. Devolatilized wood-charcoal was observed to be a far more reactive form of carbon in comparison to coal-char. Sintering of the iron-oxide at the high temperatures of interest was found to exert a considerable influence on the reactivity of wustite by virtue of altering the internal pore surface area available for the reaction. Sintering was found to be predominant for highly porous oxides and less of an influence on the denser ores. It was found using an indirect measurement technique that the rate constants for wustite reduction were higher for the porous iron-oxide than dense hematite ore at higher temperatures (> 1423 K). Such an indirect mode of measurement was used to minimize the influence of sintering of the porous oxide at these temperatures.

Halder, S.; Fruehan, R.J. [Praxair Inc., Tonawanda, NY (United States). Technological Center

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

304

Polyaniline-modified cetyltrimethylammonium bromide-graphene oxide-sulfur nanocomposites with enhanced performance for lithium-sulfur batteries  

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Conductive polymer coatings can boost the power storage capacity of lithium-sulfur batteries. We report here on the design and ... polyaniline (PANI)-modified cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)-graphene oxide ...

Yongcai Qiu; Wanfei Li; Guizhu Li; Yuan Hou; Lisha Zhou; Hongfei Li…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

SUPER HARD SURFACED POLYMERS  

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High energy ion beam surface treatments were applied to a selected group of polymers. Of the six materials in the present study, four were thermoplastics (polycarbonate, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, and polystyrene) and two were thermosets (epoxy and polyimide). The particular epoxy evaluated in this work is one of the resins used in formulating fiber reinforced composites for military helicopter blades. Measures of mechanical properties of the near surface regions were obtained by nanoindentation hardness and pin on disk wear. Attempts were also made to measure erosion resistance by particle impact. All materials were hardness tested. Pristine materials were very soft, having values in the range of approximately 0.1 to 0.5 GPa. Ion beam treatment increased hardness by up to 50 times compared to untreated materials. For reference, all materials were hardened to values higher than those typical of stainless steels. Wear tests were carried out on three of the materials, PET, PI and epoxy. On the ion beam treated epoxy no wear could be detected, whereas the untreated material showed significant wear.

Mansur, Louis K [ORNL] [ORNL; Bhattacharya, R [UES, Incorporated, Dayton, OH] [UES, Incorporated, Dayton, OH; Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL] [ORNL; Clemons, Art [ORNL] [ORNL; Eberle, Cliff [ORNL] [ORNL; Evans, H B [UES, Incorporated, Dayton, OH] [UES, Incorporated, Dayton, OH; Janke, Christopher James [ORNL] [ORNL; Jolly, Brian C [ORNL] [ORNL; Lee, E H [Consultant, Milpitas, CA] [Consultant, Milpitas, CA; Leonard, Keith J [ORNL] [ORNL; Trejo, Rosa M [ORNL] [ORNL; Rivard, John D [ORNL] [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Instructions for use Role of Cerium Oxide in the Enhancement of Activity for the Oxygen  

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activity for various fuel cell reactions, such as the hydrogen oxidation reaction (HOR),4 oxygen reduction. Recently, CeOx has been also utilized as a cocatalyst with Pt catalyst for ORR in PEM fuel cells.17 at the Pt oxide formation potential. INTRODUCTION Fuel cells, especially polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM

Tsunogai, Urumu

307

The synthesis and characterization of porous, conductive, and ordered materials  

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Two different classes of polymers were pursued as candidates for materials possessing porosity, conductivity, and crystalline order. Attempts were made with hexaazatrinaphthylene- and dibenzotetrathiafulvalene-based ...

Narayan, Tarun Chandru

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Porous platinum-based catalysts for oxygen reduction  

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A porous metal that comprises platinum and has a specific surface area that is greater than 5 m.sup.2/g and less than 75 m.sup.2/g. A fuel cell includes a first electrode, a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode, and an electrolyte arranged between the first and the second electrodes. At least one of the first and second electrodes is coated with a porous metal catalyst for oxygen reduction, and the porous metal catalyst comprises platinum and has a specific surface area that is greater than 5 m.sup.2/g and less than 75 m.sup.2/g. A method of producing a porous metal according to an embodiment of the current invention includes producing an alloy consisting essentially of platinum and nickel according to the formula Pt.sub.xNi.sub.1-x, where x is at least 0.01 and less than 0.3; and dealloying the alloy in a substantially pH neutral solution to reduce an amount of nickel in the alloy to produce the porous metal.

Erlebacher, Jonah D; Snyder, Joshua D

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

309

Thin Porous Metal Sheet-Supported NaA Zeolite Membrane for Water...  

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Thin Porous Metal Sheet-Supported NaA Zeolite Membrane for WaterEthanol Separation. Thin Porous Metal Sheet-Supported NaA Zeolite Membrane for WaterEthanol Separation. Abstract:...

310

In Situ One-Step Synthesis of Hierarchical Nitrogen-Doped Porous...  

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One-Step Synthesis of Hierarchical Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon for High Performance Supercapacitors. In Situ One-Step Synthesis of Hierarchical Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon for...

311

Etch-free Formation of Porous Silicon by High-energy Ion Irradiation...  

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these porous networks are discussed. Citation: Perez-Bergquist AG, FU Naab, Y Zhang, and LM Wang.2011."Etch-free Formation of Porous Silicon by High-energy Ion Irradiation."Nuclear...

312

Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Mixed Convection in a Driven Cavity Packed with Porous Medium  

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The problem of mixed convection in a driven cavity packed with porous medium is studied with lattice Boltzmann method. A lattice Boltzmann model for incompressible flow in porous media and another thermal lattice

Zhenhua Chai; Zhaoli Guo; Baochang Shi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Discrete particle transport in porous media : discrete observations of physical mechanisms influencing particle behavior  

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An understanding of how discrete particles in the micron to submicron range behave in porous media is important to a number of environmental problems. Discrete particle behavior in the interior of a porous medium is complex ...

Yoon, Joon Sik, 1973-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

High-performance anode based on porous Co3O4 nanodiscs. | EMSL  

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performance anode based on porous Co3O4 nanodiscs. High-performance anode based on porous Co3O4 nanodiscs. Abstract: In this article, two-dimensional, Co3O4 hexagonal nanodiscs are...

315

Hollow Core-Shell Structured Porous Si-C Nanocomposites for Li...  

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Hollow Core-Shell Structured Porous Si-C Nanocomposites for Li-Ion Battery Anodes. Hollow Core-Shell Structured Porous Si-C Nanocomposites for Li-Ion Battery Anodes. Abstract:...

316

Resistance Reduction Induced by Small Electric Current in CoCu Porous Films  

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Resistance Reduction Induced by Small Electric Current in CoCu Porous Films ... The investigation of electrics discovered that resistance reduction could be induced by a small electric current in these ferromagnetic porous films. ...

Zhigang Li; Weiping Cai; Peisheng Liu; Qintao Li; Liangjian Zou

2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

317

EFFECTS OF TRITIUM GAS EXPOSURE ON ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTING POLYMERS  

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Effects of beta (tritium) and gamma irradiation on the surface electrical conductivity of two types of conducting polymer films are documented to determine their potential use as a sensing and surveillance device for the tritium facility. It was shown that surface conductivity was significantly reduced by irradiation with both gamma and tritium gas. In order to compare the results from the two radiation sources, an approximate dose equivalence was calculated. The materials were also sensitive to small radiation doses (<10{sup 5} rad), showing that there is a measurable response to relatively small total doses of tritium gas. Spectroscopy was also used to confirm the mechanism by which this sensing device would operate in order to calibrate this sensor for potential use. It was determined that one material (polyaniline) was very sensitive to oxidation while the other material (PEDOT-PSS) was not. However, polyaniline provided the best response as a sensing material, and it is suggested that an oxygen-impermeable, radiation-transparent coating be applied to this material for future device prototype fabrication. A great deal of interest has developed in recent years in the area of conducting polymers due to the high levels of conductivity that can be achieved, some comparable to that of metals [Gerard 2002]. Additionally, the desirable physical and chemical properties of a polymer are retained and can be exploited for various applications, including light emitting diodes (LED), anti-static packaging, electronic coatings, and sensors. The electron transfer mechanism is generally accepted as one of electron 'hopping' through delocalized electrons in the conjugated backbone, although other mechanisms have been proposed based on the type of polymer and dopant [Inzelt 2000, Gerard 2002]. The conducting polymer polyaniline (PANi) is of particular interest because there are extensive studies on the modulation of the conductivity by changing either the oxidation state of the main backbone chain, or by protonation of the imine groups [de Acevedo, 1999]. There are several types of radiation sensors commercially available, including ionization chambers, geiger counters, proportional counters, scintillators and solid state detectors. Each type has advantages, although many of these sensors require expensive electronics for signal amplification, are large and bulky, have limited battery life or require expensive materials for fabrication. A radiation sensor constructed of a polymeric material could be flexible, light, and the geometry designed to suit the application. Very simple and inexpensive electronics would be necessary to measure the change in conductivity with exposure to radiation and provide an alarm system when a set change of conductivity occurs in the sensor that corresponds to a predetermined radiation dose having been absorbed by the polymer. The advantages of using a polymeric sensor of this type rather than those currently in use are the flexibility of sensor geometry and relatively low cost. It is anticipated that these sensors can be made small enough for glovebox applications or have the ability to monitor the air tritium levels in places where a traditional monitor cannot be placed. There have been a few studies on the changes in conductivity of polyaniline specifically for radiation detection [de Acevedo, 1999; Lima Pacheco, 2003], but there have been no reports on the effects of tritium (beta radiation) on conducting polymers, such as polyaniline or polythiophene. The direct implementation of conducting polymers as radiation sensor materials has not yet been commercialized due to differing responses with total dose, dose rate, etc. Some have reported a large increase in the surface conductivity with radiation dose while others report a marked decrease in conductive properties; these differing observations may reflect the competing mechanisms of chain scission and cross-linking. However, it is clear that the radiation dose effects on conducting polymers must be fully understood before these materials can be used

Kane, M.; Clark, E.; Lascola, R.

2009-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

318

High Co2 Emissions Through Porous Media- Transport Mechanisms And  

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Co2 Emissions Through Porous Media- Transport Mechanisms And Co2 Emissions Through Porous Media- Transport Mechanisms And Implications For Flux Measurement And Fractionation Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: High Co2 Emissions Through Porous Media- Transport Mechanisms And Implications For Flux Measurement And Fractionation Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Diffuse emissions of CO2 are known to be large around some volcanoes and hydrothermal areas. Accumulation-chamber measurements of CO2 flux are increasingly used to estimate the total magmatic or metamorphic CO2 released from such areas. To assess the performance of accumulation chamber systems at fluxes one to three orders of magnitude higher than normally encountered in soil respiration studies, a test system was

319

Some properties of convective oscillations in porous medium  

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Convective oscillations in porous media are studied numerically. A two-dimensional square, differentially heated cavity, filled with a saturated porous medium, is considered subject to linear harmonic oscillations in the vertical direction. The formulation is based on the Darcy-Boussinesq model. The problem includes three nondimensional parameters: the Rayleigh number for porous media Ra, its vibrational analog Ra{sub v}, and the nondimensional frequency f. The time-dependent Darcy-Boussinesq equations have been solved using a pseudo-spectral Chebyshev collocation method. The instantaneous fields of the established oscillatory regimes are presented. Also, some instantaneous and mean characteristics are studied and discussed. The distinctions from the case of viscous fluid alone are emphasized.

Khallouf, H.; Mojitabi, A. [Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France); Gershuni, G.Z. [Perm State Univ. (Russian Federation). Dept. of Theoretical Physics

1996-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

320

Porous siliconformation and etching process for use in silicon micromachining  

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A reproducible process for uniformly etching silicon from a series of micromechanical structures used in electrical devices and the like includes providing a micromechanical structure having a silicon layer with defined areas for removal thereon and an electrochemical cell containing an aqueous hydrofluoric acid electrolyte. The micromechanical structure is submerged in the electrochemical cell and the defined areas of the silicon layer thereon are anodically biased by passing a current through the electrochemical cell for a time period sufficient to cause the defined areas of the silicon layer to become porous. The formation of the depth of the porous silicon is regulated by controlling the amount of current passing through the electrochemical cell. The micromechanical structure is then removed from the electrochemical cell and submerged in a hydroxide solution to remove the porous silicon. The process is subsequently repeated for each of the series of micromechanical structures to achieve a reproducibility better than 0.3%.

Guilinger, Terry R. (Albuquerque, NM); Kelly, Michael J. (Albuquerque, NM); Martin, Jr., Samuel B. (Albuquerque, NM); Stevenson, Joel O. (Albuquerque, NM); Tsao, Sylvia S. (Albuquerque, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Anisotropy of flow in stochastically generated porous media  

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Models of porous media are often applied to relatively small systems, which leads not only to system-size-dependent results, but also to phenomena that would be absent in larger systems. Here we investigate one such finite-size effect: anisotropy of the permeability tensor. We show that a non-zero angle between the external body force and macroscopic flux vector exists in three-dimensional periodic models of sizes commonly used in computer simulations and propose a criterion, based on the system size to the grain size ratio, for this phenomenon to be relevant or negligible. The finite-size anisotropy of the porous matrix induces a pressure gradient perpendicular to the axis of a porous duct and we analyze how this effect scales with the system and grain sizes.

Matyka, Maciej; Go?embiewski, Jaros?aw; Kostur, Marcin; Januszewski, Micha?

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Process for hardening the surface of polymers  

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Hard surfaced polymers and the method for making them is generally described. Polymers are subjected to simultaneous multiple ion beam bombardment, that results in a hardening of the surface and improved wear resistance. 1 figure.

Mansur, L.K.; Lee, E.H.

1992-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

323

Mechanics of Polymer?Clay Nanocomposites  

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The mechanics of nanocomposites is critical in the design of nanomaterials with desirable properties. In this paper, the mechanics of polymer?clay nanocomposites is studied using a designed polymer and solution nanocomposite synthesis. A copolymer latex, ...

YuanQiao Rao; John M. Pochan

2006-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

324

Transports of Polymer Nanomedicine in the Environment  

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With increasing production and commercial use of polymer nanomedicine and a lack of regulation to govern their disposal, polymer nanomedicine may enter into soils and ultimately into ground water system. In this dissertation, adsorption of polymeric...

Zhang, Ming

2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

325

Tungsten oxide nanowire-reduced graphene oxide aerogel for high-efficiency visible light photocatalysis  

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Abstract A light, 3-D, porous aerogel was fabricated by way of a simple approach from 1-D tungsten oxide nanowires and 2-D reduced graphene oxide sheets. The as-prepared graphene oxide, tungsten oxide nanowires, and tungsten oxide-reduced graphene oxide (W18O49-RGO) aerogel were characterised. The photocatalytic activities of as-prepared aerogel under visible light irradiation were investigated through the degradation of six different organic dyes including Rhodamine B, reactive black 39, reactive yellow 145, weak acid black BR, methyl orange, and weak acid yellow G. In comparison with the pure W18O49 nanowires, the prepared W18O49-RGO aerogel had significantly improved photocatalytic efficiency. Also, the photocatalysis of W18O49-RGO aerogel maintained its efficiency after 30 cycles for each of the six dyes. The photocatalytic mechanism was studied by adding hole and radical scavengers: the results confirmed that the holes generated in W18O49-RGO aerogel played a key role in the visible light photocatalytic process.

Xiubing Li; Siwei Yang; Jing Sun; Peng He; Xuguang Xu; Guqiao Ding

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Conducting oxide formation and mechanical endurance of potential solid-oxide fuel cell interconnects in coal syngas environment  

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The oxidation properties of potential SOFCs materials Crofer 22 APU, Ebrite and Haynes 230 exposed in coal syngas at 800 °C for 100 h were studied. The phases and surface morphology of the oxide scales were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX). The mechanical endurance and electrical resistance of the conducting oxides were characterized by indentation and electrical impedance, respectively. It was found that the syngas exposure caused the alloys to form porous oxide scales, which increased the electrical resistant and decreased the mechanical stability. As for short-term exposure in syngas, neither carbide nor metal dusting was found in the scales of all samples.

Liu, Kejia; Luo, Junhang; Johnson, Christopher; Liu, Xingbo; Lang, J.; Mao, S.X.

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

327

Unwinding relaxation dynamics of polymers  

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The relaxation dynamics of a polymer wound around a fixed obstacle constitutes a fundamental instance of polymer with twist and torque and it is of relevance also for DNA denaturation dynamics. We investigate it by simulations and Langevin equation analysis. The latter predicts a relaxation time scaling as a power of the polymer length times a logarithmic correction related to the equilibrium fluctuations of the winding angle. The numerical data support this result and show that at short times the winding angle decreases as a power-law. This is also in agreement with the Langevin equation provided a winding-dependent friction is used, suggesting that such reduced description of the system captures the basic features of the problem.

Jean-Charles Walter; Marco Baiesi; Gerard Barkema; Enrico Carlon

2013-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

328

Nanoparticle Diffusion in Polymer Nanocomposites  

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Large-scale molecular dynamics simulations show that nanoparticle (NP) diffusivity in weakly interacting mixtures of NPs and polymer melts has two very different classes of behavior depending on their size. NP relaxation times and their diffusivities are completely described by the local, Rouse dynamics of the polymer chains for NPs smaller than the polymer entanglement mesh size. The motion of larger NPs, which are comparable to the entanglement mesh size, is significantly slowed by chain entanglements, and is not describable by the Stokes-Einstein relationship. Our results are in essentially quantitative agreement with a force-level generalized Langevin equation theory for all the NP sizes and chain lengths explored, and imply that for these lightly entangled systems, activated NP hopping is not important.

Jagannathan T. Kalathi; Umi Yamamoto; Kenneth S. Schweizer; Gary S. Grest; Sanat K. Kumar

2014-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

329

Design and manipulation of 1-D rugate photonic crystals of porous silicon for chemical sensing applications  

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et al. Microhotplate platforms for chemical sensor research.advantages as a chemical sensing platform. The porous layer

King, Brian Henry

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Low-frequency dilatational wave propagation through unsaturated porous media containing two immiscible fluids  

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of elastic waves in unconsolidated unsaturated granularfrequency in both unconsolidated and consolidated materialsboth consolidated and unconsolidated porous media, and the

Lo, W.-C.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Transport in Porous Media 52: 185211, 2003. 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.  

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in the Netherlands. 185 Wettability Alteration to Intermediate Gas-Wetting in Porous Media at Elevated Temperatures

Firoozabadi, Abbas

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Transport in Porous Media 57: 125152, 2004. 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.  

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in the Netherlands. 125 Relative Permeabilities for Strictly Hyperbolic Models of Three-Phase Flow in Porous Media

Patzek, Tadeusz W.

333

“Coffee-ring” patterns of polymer droplets  

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Dried droplets of polymer solutions carries the self-assembly behavior of polymer molecules by forming various patterns. Pattern formation is a consequence of deposition of molecules depending on motion of the contact line during the drying process. The contact line motion depends on initial polymer concentrations and hence entanglement. Thus depending on entanglement the patterns represent the ‘particle’ like or ‘collective’ behavior of polymer molecules.

Nupur Biswas; Alokmay Datta

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Post polymerization cure shape memory polymers  

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This invention relates to chemical polymer compositions, methods of synthesis, and fabrication methods for devices regarding polymers capable of displaying shape memory behavior (SMPs) and which can first be polymerized to a linear or branched polymeric structure, having thermoplastic properties, subsequently processed into a device through processes typical of polymer melts, solutions, and dispersions and then crossed linked to a shape memory thermoset polymer retaining the processed shape.

Wilson, Thomas S; Hearon, Michael Keith; Bearinger, Jane P

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

335

Multiphase lattice Boltzmann simulations for porous media applications -- a review  

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Over the last two decades, lattice Boltzmann methods have become an increasingly popular tool to compute the flow in complex geometries such as porous media. In addition to single phase simulations allowing, for example, a precise quantification of the permeability of a porous sample, a number of extensions to the lattice Boltzmann method are available which allow to study multiphase and multicomponent flows on a pore scale level. In this article we give an extensive overview on a number of these diffuse interface models and discuss their advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, we shortly report on multiphase flows containing solid particles, as well as implementation details and optimization issues.

Liu, Haihu; Leonardi, Christopher R; Jones, Bruce D; Schmieschek, Sebastian; Narváez, Ariel; Williams, John R; Valocchi, Albert J; Harting, Jens

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Displacement of oil from porous material with carbonated water  

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DISPLACEMENT OF OIL FROM POROUS MATERIAL WITH CARBONATED WATER A Thesis By JAGJIT S. YADAV Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August... 1967 Ma/or Sub)act; Petroleum Engineering DISPLACEMENT OF OIL FROM POROUS MATERIAL WITH CARBONATED WATER A Thesis By JAGJIT ST YADAV Approved as to style and content by: ( ai an of Committee) cZ&-& 3~ ~" (Head of Department) (Member) (Member...

Yadav, Jagjit Singh

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Plasma-assisted catalytic ionization using porous nickel plate  

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Hydrogen atomic pair ions, i.e., H{sup +} and H{sup -} ions, are produced by plasma-assisted catalytic ionization using a porous nickel plate. Positive ions in a hydrogen plasma generated by dc arc discharge are irradiated to the porous plate, and pair ions are produced from the back of the irradiation plane. It becomes clear that the production quantity of pair ions mainly depends on the irradiation current of positive ions and the irradiation energy affects the production efficiency of H{sup -} ions.

Oohara, W.; Maeda, T.; Higuchi, T. [Department of Electronic Device Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Ube 755-8611 (Japan)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

338

Evaluation of bacterial detachment rates in porous media  

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The ability of published biomass detachment rate expressions to describe experimental data obtained from porous media reactors using Pseudomonas aeruginosa grown aerobically on glucose was evaluated. A first-order rate expression on attached biomass concentration best reflected effluent substrate concentration for combined data sets. Detachment rate coefficient k{sub d1} was dependent on initial substrate concentration. Simulation of porous media reactor experiments indicated that responses using higher influent substrate concentrations possessed greater sensitivity to variations in k{sub d1}. Simulations of field bioremediation systems suggest the use of accurate biofilm development kinetics is important in the prediction of well bore biofouling.

Peyton, B.M.; Hooker, B.S.; Skeen, R.S. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Cunningham, A.B.; Lundman, R.W. [Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

On the Effect of Porous Layers on Melting Heat Transfer in an Enclosure  

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On the Effect of Porous Layers on Melting Heat Transfer in an Enclosure E. A. Ellinger* and C. To enhance heat transfer, the porous layers are located in regions where the melting rates for a pure the porous layer and the pure fluid layer cause strong variations in heat transfer, melt convection

Beckermann, Christoph

340

Porous silicon with embedded tritium as a stand-alone prime power source for optoelectronic applications  

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Disclosed is an illumination source comprising a porous silicon having a source of electrons on the surface and/or interstices thereof having a total porosity in the range of from about 50 v/o to about 90 v/o. Also disclosed are a tritiated porous silicon and a photovoltaic device and an illumination source of tritiated porous silicon. 1 fig.

Tam, S.W.

1997-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Porous silicon with embedded tritium as a stand-alone prime power source for optoelectronic applications  

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An illumination source comprising a porous silicon having a source of electrons on the surface and/or interticies thereof having a total porosity in the range of from about 50 v/o to about 90 v/o. Also disclosed are a tritiated porous silicon and a photovoltaic device and an illumination source of tritiated porous silicon.

Tam, Shiu-Wing (Downers Grove, IL)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Porous silicon with embedded tritium as a stand-alone prime power source for optoelectronic applications  

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An illumination source comprising a porous silicon having a source of electrons on the surface and/or interticies thereof having a total porosity in the range of from about 50 v/o to about 90 v/o. Also disclosed are a tritiated porous silicon and a photovoltaic device and an illumination source of tritiated porous silicon.

Tam, Shiu-Wing (Downers Grove, IL)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Porous silicon with embedded tritium as a stand-alone prime power source for optoelectronic applications  

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An illumination source is disclosed comprising a porous silicon having a source of electrons on the surface and/or interstices thereof having a total porosity in the range of from about 50 v/o to about 90 v/o. Also disclosed are a tritiated porous silicon and a photovoltaic device and an illumination source of tritiated porous silicon. 1 fig.

Tam, S.W.

1998-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

344

Hybrid deposition of thin film solid oxide fuel cells and electrolyzers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The use of vapor deposition techniques enables synthesis of the basic components of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC); namely, the electrolyte layer, the two electrodes, and the electrolyte-electrode interfaces. Such vapor deposition techniques provide solutions to each of the three critical steps of material synthesis to produce a thin film solid oxide fuel cell (TFSOFC). The electrolyte is formed by reactive deposition of essentially any ion conducting oxide, such as defect free, yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) by planar magnetron sputtering. The electrodes are formed from ceramic powders sputter coated with an appropriate metal and sintered to a porous compact. The electrolyte-electrode interface is formed by chemical vapor deposition of zirconia compounds onto the porous electrodes to provide a dense, smooth surface on which to continue the growth of the defect-free electrolyte, whereby a single fuel cell or multiple cells may be fabricated. 8 figs.

Jankowski, A.F.; Makowiecki, D.M.; Rambach, G.D.; Randich, E.

1998-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

345

Hybrid deposition of thin film solid oxide fuel cells and electrolyzers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The use of vapor deposition techniques enables synthesis of the basic components of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC); namely, the electrolyte layer, the two electrodes, and the electrolyte-electrode interfaces. Such vapor deposition techniques provide solutions to each of the three critical steps of material synthesis to produce a thin film solid oxide fuel cell (TFSOFC). The electrolyte is formed by reactive deposition of essentially any ion conducting oxide, such as defect free, yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) by planar magnetron sputtering. The electrodes are formed from ceramic powders sputter coated with an appropriate metal and sintered to a porous compact. The electrolyte-electrode interface is formed by chemical vapor deposition of zirconia compounds onto the porous electrodes to provide a dense, smooth surface on which to continue the growth of the defect-free electrolyte, whereby a single fuel cell or multiple cells may be fabricated.

Jankowski, Alan F. (Livermore, CA); Makowiecki, Daniel M. (Livermore, CA); Rambach, Glenn D. (Livermore, CA); Randich, Erik (Endinboro, PA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Hybrid deposition of thin film solid oxide fuel cells and electrolyzers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The use of vapor deposition techniques enables synthesis of the basic components of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC); namely, the electrolyte layer, the two electrodes, and the electrolyte-electrode interfaces. Such vapor deposition techniques provide solutions to each of the three critical steps of material synthesis to produce a thin film solid oxide fuel cell (TFSOFC). The electrolyte is formed by reactive deposition of essentially any ion conducting oxide, such as defect free, yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) by planar magnetron sputtering. The electrodes are formed from ceramic powders sputter coated with an appropriate metal and sintered to a porous compact. The electrolyte-electrode interface is formed by chemical vapor deposition of zirconia compounds onto the porous electrodes to provide a dense, smooth surface on which to continue the growth of the defect-free electrolyte, whereby a single fuel cell or multiple cells may be fabricated.

Jankowski, Alan F. (Livermore, CA); Makowiecki, Daniel M. (Livermore, CA); Rambach, Glenn D. (Livermore, CA); Randich, Erik (Endinboro, PA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Decohesion Kinetics in Polymer Organic Solar Cells  

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Decohesion Kinetics in Polymer Organic Solar Cells ... We investigate the role of molecular weight (MW) of the photoactive polymer poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) on the temperature-dependent decohesion kinetics of bulk heterojunction (BHJ) organic solar cells (OSCs). ... fullerenes; solar cells; thin films; fracture; polymer ...

Christopher Bruner; Fernando Novoa; Stephanie Dupont; Reinhold Dauskardt

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

348

Polymer combustion: effects of flame emissivity  

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...gas phase. Polymer combustion chemistry is modelled...investigating polymer combustion it has proven advantageous...properties and treat the heat flux from the ignition...luminous flames from hydrocarbon fuels, it is common...A (1999) Polymer combustion: effects of flame emissivity...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Organosiloxane-grafted natural polymer coatings  

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A new family of polysaccharide graft polymers are provided as corrosion resistant coatings having antimicrobial properties which are useful on light metals such as aluminum, magnesium, zinc, steel and their alloys. Methods of making the polysaccharide graft polymers are also included. The methods of making the polysaccharide graft polymers involve reacting a polysaccharide source with an antimicrobial agent under conditions of hydrolysis-condensation.

Sugama, Toshifumi (Wading River, NY)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Oxidation of Propane by Doped Nickel Oxides  

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... present study, however, indicate that in the absence of excess oxygen, direct oxidation of propane by the oxide lattice can occur.

D. W. McKEE

1964-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

351

Enhanced photophysics of conjugated polymers  

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A particulate fluorescent conjugated polymer surfactant complex and method of making and using same. The particles are between about 15 and about 50 nm and when formed from a lipsome surfactant have a charge density similar to DNA and are strongly absorbed by cancer cells.

Chen, Liaohai (Darien, IL)

2007-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

352

POLYMER FEEDSTOCK MADE FROM BIOMASS  

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Method effectively converts fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural ... Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have developed a selective method for converting fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), a compound that could serve as a key intermediate for manufacturing polymers, pharmaceuticals, and other valuable products ( Science 2006, 312 , 1933). ...

2006-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

353

Friction between Ring Polymer Brushes  

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Friction between ring-polymer brushes at melt densities sliding past each other are studied using extensive course-grained molecular dynamics simulations and scaling arguments, and the results are compared to the friction between linear-polymer brushes. We show that for a velocity range spanning over three decades, the frictional forces measured for ring-polymer brushes are half the corresponding friction in case of linear brushes. In the linear-force regime, the weak inter-digitation of two ring brushes compared to linear brushes also leads to a lower number of binary collisions between the monomers of opposing brushes. At high velocities, where the thickness of the inter-digitation layer between two opposing brushes is on the order monomer size regardless of brush topology, stretched segments of ring polymers take a double-stranded conformation. As a result, monomers of the double-stranded segments collide less with the monomers of the opposing ring brush even though a similar number of monomers occupies the inter-digitation layer for ring and linear-brush bilayers. The numerical data obtained from our simulations is consistent with the proposed scaling analysis. Conformation-dependent frictional reduction observed in ring brushes can have important consequences in non-equilibrium bulk systems.

A. Erbas; J. Paturej

2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

354

Conducting Polymer Devices for Bioelectronics  

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signals recording. Organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) represent a step beyond conducting polymer a far superior signal-to-noise- ratio (SNR) compared to electrodes. The high SNR of the OECT recordings and contamination. The use of an organic electrochemical transistor for detection of lactate by integration

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

355

8 - High-Performance Polyimides and Related Thermoset Polymers: Past and Present Development, and Future Research Directions  

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Publisher Summary Polyimides, prepared from a variety of dianhydride and diamine monomers, are characterized by repeating imide structural units (I) in the polymer backbone. This structure contributes to the exceptional thermal and oxidative stability of polyimides. It is necessary to have the imide structure along with the aromatic moieties because wholly aromatic polymers such as polyphenylenes are not as thermo-oxidatively resistant as polyimides. The combination of the aromatic structure and the imide structure results in a polymer with a high glass transition temperature (Tg) and high thermo-oxidative stability. These aromatic polyimides can be processed either as thermosetting or thermoplastic resins, depending on the processing characteristics of the polymer resin or the process required to transform the prepolymer resin into the final form or shape. These polymers are broken down conveniently into three categories, depending on their processing characteristics. One of these categories includes thermoplastic polyimides. The polyimides in this first category are processed via precursors that undergo condensation reactions to form the final product. The precursors are usually the amic acid or the amic ester intermediate. They are tractable, soluble in common organic solvents, and generally applied as lacquers.

Abraham L. Landis; Kreisler S.Y. Lau

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Integrating Structure Control over Multiple Length Scales in Porous High  

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temperature catalytic applications for their high surface area and low flow resistance in combination with thermal and chemical stability. We have developed a bottom-up approach to functional, porous, high results in three-dimensionally interconnected, high-temperature ceramic materials functionalized with well

Gruner, Sol M.

357

COMPARISON OF VARIOUS FORMULATIONS OF THREEPHASE FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA  

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permeability and capillary pressure curves satisfy a so­called total differential condition, the pseudo­global, oil, and gas) flow in porous media, including phase, global, and pseudo­global pressure and numerically presented for the first time. It is shown that the global pressure­saturation formulation

358

Cathode porous transport irreversibility model for PEM fuel cell design  

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The influence is studied of slip-irreversibility at the interface between the gas diffusion layer, also referred to here as the porous transport layer, and the catalyst layer of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). A two-dimensional cathode ... Keywords: catalyst layer, exergy, gas diffusion layer, slip flow irreversibility

E. O. B. Ogedengbe; M. A. Rosen

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Surface wettability of oxygen plasma treated porous silicon  

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Oxygen plasma treatment on porous silicon (p-Si) surfaces was studied as a practical and effective means to modify wetting properties of as-fabricated p-Si surfaces, that is, contact angles of the p-Si materials. P-Si samples spanning a wide range of ...

Lei Jiang, Songyan Li, Jiqian Wang, Limin Yang, Qian Sun, Zhaomin Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Numerical simulation of fluid flow in porous/fractured media  

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Theoretical models of fluid flow in porous/fractured media can help in the design of in situ fossil energy and mineral extraction technologies. Because of the complexity of these processes, numerical solutions are usually required. Sample calculations illustrate the capabilities of present day computer models.

Travis B.J.; Cook, T.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for the preparation of ferrous low carbon porous material  

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A method for preparing a porous metal article using a powder metallurgy forming process is provided which eliminates the conventional steps associated with removing residual carbon. The method uses a feedstock that includes a ferrous metal powder and a polycarbonate binder. The polycarbonate binder can be removed by thermal decomposition after the metal article is formed without leaving a carbon residue.

Miller, Curtis Jack

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

362

ORIGINAL PAPER Conditional simulations of wateroil flow in heterogeneous porous  

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water standards. Thus, a small amount of NAPL can contaminate large volumes of groundwater over a long period of time. Therefore, it is very important to understand the processes associated with contaminant is a complicated mixture of hydrocarbon fluids, brine, porous rock and fractures. The structure of the void space

Lu, Zhiming

363

NMRI methods for characterizing fluid flow in porous media  

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for fluids in porous media are very small and the NMR signals decay very fast. Furthermore, a narrow pulse approximation concept was applied so that the velocities of spins don't have to be assumed constant during the entire observation time. Preliminary...

Yao, Xiaoli

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

364

Acoustics in Porous Media. - Department of Mathematics, Purdue ...  

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Time histories observed at a receiver for a porous rock saturated by gas, .... The average quality factors: Qp = 10.5 (from left) and Qs = 5.5 (from right) are in ... In geophysical prospecting and reservoir development, knowledge of .... Lamé coefficient (GPa) for the brine-saturated fractal porosity-permeability sample of case 4.

365

Mechanistic Foam Flow Simulation in Heterogeneous and Multidimensional Porous Media  

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that is analogous to energy and species mass balances7, 8. Accordingly, a separate conservation equation is written flow is multidimensional and the porous medium is heterogeneous. We have incorporated a conservation are predicted, regardless of whether the layers are communicating or isolated. Introduction Field application

Patzek, Tadeusz W.

366

Supercritical carbon dioxide behavior in porous silica aerogel  

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Supercritical carbon dioxide within a porous silica aerogel behaves as a two-phase system formed by a film next to the silica walls and a remaining fluid phase. Small-angle neutron scattering allows one to determine the structural parameters of the involved phases.

Ciccariello, S.

2010-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

367

The Transport of Nuclear Contamination in Fractured Porous Media  

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and dispersion of nuclear contamination through a granitic medium having densely spaced fracturesThe Transport of Nuclear Contamination in Fractured Porous Media Jim Douglas, Jr. #3; Anna M that takes the relevant time scales of the ow and the nuclear decay. 1 Introduction We formulate a model

Douglas Jr., Jim

368

Exponential decay in one-dimensional porous-thermo-elasticity  

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is the equilibrated stress, g is the equilibrated body force and q is the heat flux. The variables u" (BFM2003- 00309) of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology. Keywords: porous energy density is a positive definite form. Thus, the constitutive coefficients satisfy the conditions: µ

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

369

Performance and degradation of metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells with impregnated electrodes  

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Abstract Metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells (MS-SOFCs) containing porous 430L stainless steel supports, YSZ electrolytes and porous YSZ cathode backbones are fabricated by tape casting, laminating and co-firing in a reducing atmosphere. Nano-scale Ni and La0.6Sr0.4Fe0.9Sc0.1O3?? (LSFSc) coatings are impregnated onto the internal surfaces of porous 430L and YSZ, acting as the anode and the cathode catalysts, respectively. The resulting MS-SOFCs exhibit maximum power densities of 193, 418, 636 and 907 mW cm?2 at 650, 700, 750 and 800 °C, respectively. Nevertheless, a continuous degradation in the fuel cell performance is observed at 650 °C and 0.7 V during a 200-h durability measurement. Possible degradation mechanisms were discussed in detail.

Yucun Zhou; Xianshuang Xin; Junliang Li; Xiaofeng Ye; Changrong Xia; Shaorong Wang; Zhongliang Zhan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Thin-film heterostructure solid oxide fuel cells  

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A micro thin-filmsolid oxide fuel cell (TFSOFC) has been designed based on thin-filmdeposition and microlithographic processes. The TFSOFC is composed of a thin-filmelectrolyte grown on a nickel foil substrate and a thin-filmcathodedeposited on the electrolyte. The Ni foil substrate is then processed into a porous anode by photolithographic patterning and etching to develop pores for gas transport into the fuel cell. A La 0.5 Sr 0.5 CoO 3 (LSCO) thin-filmcathode is then deposited on the electrolyte and a porous NiO–YSZ cermet layer is added to the anode to improve the electrode performance. The TFSOFC has stably operated in a temperature ranges as low as 480–570?°C significantly lower than bulk SOFC’s and has yielded a maximum output power density of ?110? mW/cm 2 in that temperature range.

X. Chen; N. J. Wu; L. Smith; A. Ignatiev

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Composite cathode based on yttria stabilized bismuth oxide for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells  

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Composites consisting of silver and yttria stabilized bismuth oxide (YSB) have been investigated as cathodes for low-temperature honeycomb solid oxide fuel cells with stabilized zirconia as electrolytes. At 600?° C the interfacial polarization resistances of a porous YSB–Ag cathode is about 0.3??? cm 2 more than one order of magnitude smaller than those of other reported cathodes on stabilized zirconia. For example the interfacial resistances of a traditional YSZ–lanthanum maganites composite cathode is about 11.4??? cm 2 at 600?° C . Impedance analysis indicated that the performance of an YSB–Ag composite cathode fired at 850?° C for 2 h is severely limited by gas transport due to insufficient porosity. The high performance of the YSB–Ag cathodes is very encouraging for developing honeycomb fuel cells to be operated at temperatures below 600?° C .

Changrong Xia; Yuelan Zhang; Meilin Liu

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Capillary, wettability and interfacial dynamics in polymer electrolyte fuel cells  

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In the present scenario of a global initiative toward a sustainable energy future, the polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) has emerged as one of the most promising alternative energy conversion devices for different applications. Despite tremendous progress in recent years, a pivotal performance/durability limitation in the PEFC arises from liquid water transport, perceived as the Holy Grail in PEFC operation. The porous catalyst layer (CL), fibrous gas diffusion layer (GDL) and flow channels play a crucial role in the overall PEFC performance due to the transport limitation in the presence of liquid water and flooding phenomena. Although significant research, both theoretical and experimental, has been performed, there is serious paucity of fundamental understanding regarding the underlying structure-transport-performance interplay in the PEFC. The inherent complex morphologies, micro-scale transport physics involving coupled multiphase, multicomponent, electrochemically reactive phenomena and interfacial interactions in the constituent components pose a formidable challenge. In this paper, the impact of capillary transport, wetting characteristics and interfacial dynamics on liquid water transport is presented based on a comprehensive mesoscopic modeling framework with the objective to gain insight into the underlying electrodynamics, two-phase dynamics and the intricate structure-transport-interface interactions in the PEFC.

Mukherjee, Partha P [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Asymmetric deposition of manganese oxide in single walled carbon nanotube films as electrodes for flexible high frequency response electrochemical capacitors  

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Manganese oxide (MnO2) is a promising pseudocapacitive electrode material because of its high capacitance, abundant resource, low-cost, and environmental friendliness. However, its poor electrical and ionic conductivities and low stability hinder applications. Forming MnO2 nanocomposites with high surface area porous metal, carbon materials, or conducting polymers is a possible solution. In this work, we have developed a facile and scalable asymmetric in situ deposition method to incorporate MnO2 nanoparticles in conductive single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) films. The high porosity of vacuum filtrated SWCNT films accommodates pseudocapacitive MnO2 nanoparticles without sacrificing the mechanical flexibility and electrochemical stability of SWCNT films. We exposed one side of SWCNT films to acidic potassium permanganate (KMnO4) solution. The infiltrated \\{KMnO4\\} solution partially etches \\{SWCNTs\\} to create abundant mesopores, which ensure electrolyte ions efficiently access deposited MnO2. Meanwhile, the remaining SWCNT network serves as excellent current collectors. The electrochemical performance of the SWCNT–MnO2 composite electrodes depends on the porosity of SWCNT films, pH, and concentration of \\{KMnO4\\} solution, deposition temperature and time. Our optimized two-electrode electrochemical capacitor, with 1 M Na2SO4 in water as electrolyte, showed a superior performance with specific capacitance of 529.8 F g?1, energy density of 73.6 Wh kg?1, power density of 14.6 kW kg?1, excellent capacitance retention (99.9%) after 2000 charge and discharge cycles, and one of the highest reported frequency responses (knee frequency at 1318 Hz). The high performance flexible electrochemical capacitors have broad applications in portable electronics and electrical vehicles, especially when high frequency response is desired.

Jianmin Shen; Andong Liu; Yu Tu; Hong Wang; Rongrong Jiang; Jie Ouyang; Yuan Chen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Latent heat fluxes through nano-engineered porous materials  

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Micro- and nano-scale truss architectures provide mechanical strength, light weight, and breatheability in polymer barriers. Liquid evaporation and transport of resulting vapor through truss voids (pores) cools surfaces ...

Traum, Matthew J. (Matthew Jason), 1977-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Fabrication of solid oxide fuel cell by electrochemical vapor deposition  

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In a high temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), the deposition of an impervious high density thin layer of electrically conductive interconnector material, such as magnesium doped lanthanum chromite, and of an electrolyte material, such as yttria stabilized zirconia, onto a porous support/air electrode substrate surface is carried out at high temperatures (approximately 1100.degree.-1300.degree. C.) by a process of electrochemical vapor deposition. In this process, the mixed chlorides of the specific metals involved react in the gaseous state with water vapor resulting in the deposit of an impervious thin oxide layer on the support tube/air electrode substrate of between 20-50 microns in thickness. An internal heater, such as a heat pipe, is placed within the support tube/air electrode substrate and induces a uniform temperature profile therein so as to afford precise and uniform oxide deposition kinetics in an arrangement which is particularly adapted for large scale, commercial fabrication of SOFCs.

Brian, Riley (Willimantic, CT); Szreders, Bernard E. (Oakdale, CT)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Fabrication of solid oxide fuel cell by electrochemical vapor deposition  

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In a high temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), the deposition of an impervious high density thin layer of electrically conductive interconnector material, such as magnesium doped lanthanum chromite, and of an electrolyte material, such as yttria stabilized zirconia, onto a porous support/air electrode substrate surface is carried out at high temperatures (/approximately/1100/degree/ /minus/ 1300/degree/C) by a process of electrochemical vapor deposition. In this process, the mixed chlorides of the specific metals involved react in the gaseous state with water vapor resulting in the deposit of an impervious thin oxide layer on the support tube/air electrode substrate of between 20--50 microns in thickness. An internal heater, such as a heat pipe, is placed within the support tube/air electrode substrate and induces a uniform temperature profile therein so as to afford precise and uniform oxide deposition kinetics in an arrangement which is particularly adapted for large scale, commercial fabrication of SOFCs.

Riley, B.; Szreders, B.E.

1988-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

377

Internal dissipation of a polymer  

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The dynamics of flexible polymer molecules are often assumed to be governed by hydrodynamics of the solvent. However there is considerable evidence that internal dissipation of a polymer contributes as well. Here we investigate the dynamics of a single chain in the absence of solvent to characterize the nature of this internal friction. We model the chains as freely hinged but with localized bond angles and threefold symmetric dihedral angles. We show that the damping is close but not identical to Kelvin damping, which depends on the first temporal and second spatial derivative of monomer position. With no internal potential between monomers, the magnitude of the damping is small for long wavelengths and weakly damped oscillatory time dependent behavior is seen for a large range of spatial modes. When the size of the internal potential is increased, such oscillations persist, but the damping becomes larger. However underdamped motion is present even with quite strong dihedral barriers for long enough wavelengths.

Deutsch, J. M. [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064 (United States)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

378

Polymer system for gettering hydrogen  

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A novel composition comprising organic polymer molecules having carbon-carbon double bonds, for removing hydrogen from the atmosphere within enclosed spaces. Organic polymers molecules containing carbon-carbon double bonds throughout their structures, preferably polybutadiene, polyisoprene and derivatives thereof, intimately mixed with an insoluble catalyst composition, comprising a hydrogenation catalyst and a catalyst support, preferably Pd supported on carbon, provide a hydrogen getter composition useful for removing hydrogen from enclosed spaces even in the presence of contaminants such as common atmospheric gases, water vapor, carbon dioxide, ammonia, oil mists, and water. The hydrogen getter composition disclosed herein is particularly useful for removing hydrogen from enclosed spaces containing potentially explosive mixtures of hydrogen and oxygen.

Shepodd, Timothy Jon (330 Thrasher Ave., Livermore, Alameda County, CA 94550); Whinnery, LeRoy L. (4929 Julie St., Livermore, Alameda County, CA 94550)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Polymer formulations for gettering hydrogen  

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A novel composition comprising organic polymer molecules having carbon-carbon double bonds, for removing hydrogen from the atmosphere within enclosed spaces. Organic polymers molecules containing carbon-carbon double bonds throughout their structures, preferably polybutadiene, polyisoprene and derivatives thereof, intimately mixed with an insoluble catalyst composition, comprising a hydrogenation catalyst and a catalyst support, preferably Pd supported on carbon, provide a hydrogen getter composition useful for removing hydrogen from enclosed spaces even in the presence of contaminants such as common atmospheric gases, water vapor, carbon dioxide, ammonia, oil mists, and water. The hydrogen getter composition disclosed herein is particularly useful for removing hydrogen from enclosed spaces containing potentially explosive mixtures of hydrogen and oxygen.

Shepodd, Timothy Jon (Livermore, CA); Whinnery, LeRoy L. (Livermore, CA)

1998-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

380

Electrically conductive polymer concrete coatings  

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A sprayable electrically conductive polymer concrete coating for vertical and overhead applications is described. The coating is permeable yet has low electrical resistivity (<10 ohm-cm), good bond strength to concrete substrates, and good weatherability. A preferred formulation contains about 60 wt% calcined coke breeze, 40 wt% vinyl ester resin with 3.5 wt% modified bentonite clay. Such formulations apply evenly and provide enough rigidity for vertical or overhead structures so there is no drip or sag. 4 tabs.

Fontana, J.J.; Elling, D.; Reams, W.

1988-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Diamond turning of thermoplastic polymers  

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Single point diamond turning studies were made using a series of thermoplastic polymers with different glass transition temperatures. Variations in surface morphology and surface roughness were observed as a function of cutting speed. Lower glass transition temperatures facilitate smoother surface cuts and better surface finish. This can be attributed to the frictional heating that occurs during machining. Because of the very low glass transition temperatures in polymeric compared to inorganic glasses, the precision machining response can be very speed sensitive.

Smith, E.; Scattergood, R.O.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Electrically conductive polymer concrete coatings  

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A sprayable electrically conductive polymer concrete coating for vertical d overhead applications is described. The coating is permeable yet has low electrical resistivity (<10 ohm-cm), good bond strength to concrete substrates, and good weatherability. A preferred formulation contains about 60 wt % calcined coke breeze, 40 wt % vinyl ester with 3.5 wt % modified bentonite clay. Such formulations apply evenly and provide enough rigidity for vertical or overhead structures so there is no drip or sag.

Fontana, Jack J. (Shirley, NY); Elling, David (Centereach, NY); Reams, Walter (Shirley, NY)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Improving reservoir conformance using gelled polymer systems. Annual report, September 25, 1994--September 24, 1995  

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The objectives of the research program are to (1) identify and develop polymer systems which have potential to improve reservoir conformance of fluid displacement processes, (2) determine the performance of these systems in bulk and in porous media, and (3) develop methods to predict their performance in field applications. The research focused on four types of gel systems -- KUSP1 systems which contain an aqueous polysaccharide designated KUSP1, phenolic-aldehyde systems composed of resorcinol and formaldehyde, colloidal-dispersion systems composed of polyacrylamide and aluminum citrate, and a chromium-based system where polyacrylamide is crosslinked by chromium(III). Gelation behavior of the resorcinol-formaldehyde systems and the KUSP1-borate system was examined. Size distributions of aggregates that form in the polyacrylamide-aluminum colloidal-dispersion gel system were determined. Permeabilities to brine of several rock materials were significantly reduced by gel treatments using the KUSP1 polymer-ester (monoethylphthalate) system, the KUSP1 polymer-boric acid system, and the sulfomethylated resorcinol-formaldehyde system. The KUSP1 polymer-ester system and the sulfomethylated resorcinol-formaldehyde system were also shown to significantly reduce the permeability to super-critical carbon dioxide. A mathematical model was developed to simulate the behavior of a chromium redox-polyacrylamide gel system that is injected through a wellbore into a multi-layer reservoir in which crossflow between layers is allowed. The model describes gelation kinetics and filtration of pre-gel aggregates in the reservoir. Studies using the model demonstrated the effect filtration of gel aggregates has on the placement of gel systems in layered reservoirs.

Green, D.W.; Willhite, G.P.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Mesoscopic modeling of liquid water transport in polymer electrolyte fuel cells  

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A key performance limitation in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC), manifested in terms of mass transport loss, originates from liquid water transport and resulting flooding phenomena in the constituent components. Liquid water leads to the coverage of the electrochemically active sites in the catalyst layer (CL) rendering reduced catalytic activity and blockage of the available pore space in the porous CL and fibrous gas diffusion layer (GDL) resulting in hindered oxygen transport to the active reaction sites. The cathode CL and the GDL therefore playa major role in the mass transport loss and hence in the water management of a PEFC. In this article, we present the development of a mesoscopic modeling formalism coupled with realistic microstructural delineation to study the profound influence of the pore structure and surface wettability on liquid water transport and interfacial dynamics in the PEFC catalyst layer and gas diffusion layer.

Mukherjee, Partha P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wang, Chao Yang [PENNSTATE UNIV.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Si6H12/Polymer Inks for Electrospinning a-Si Nanowire Lithium Ion Battery Anodes  

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Amorphous silicon nanowires 'a-SiNWs' have been prepared by electrospinning a liquid silane-based precursor. Cyclohexasilane 'Si6H12' was admixed with poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA) in toluene giving an ink that was electrospun into the Si6H12/PPMA wires with diameters of 50-2000 nm. Raman spectroscopy revealed that thermal treatment at 350 C transforms this deposit into a-SiNWs. These materials were coated with a thin carbon layer and then tested as half-cells where a reasonable plateau in electrochemical cycling was observed after an initial capacity fade. Additionally, porous a-SiNWs were realized when the thermally decomposable binder polypropylene carbonate/polycyclohexene carbonate was used as the polymer carrier.

Schulz, Douglas L.; Hoey, Justin; Smith, Jeremiah; Elangovan, Arumugasamy; Wu, Xiangfa; Akhatov, Iskander; Payne, Scott; Moore, Jayma; Boudjouk, Philip; Pederson, Larry; Xiao, Jie; Zhang, Jiguang

2010-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

386

Electrochemical properties of Li ion polymer battery with gel polymer electrolyte based on polyurethane  

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Gel polymer electrolyte (GPE) was prepared using polyurethane acrylate as polymer host and its performance was evaluated. LiCoO2/GPE/graphite cells were prepared and their electrochemical performance as a functio...

H-S. Kim; G-Y. Choi; S-I. Moon; S-P. Kim

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Displacement Mechanism of Polymer Flooding by Molecular  

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Whether polymer flooding can enhance displacement efficiency or not is still a problem under debate. Laboratory experiment, numerical simulation and core data analysis are the commonly used means to study polymer flooding displacement efficiency. We discuss the limitations of these methods and employ molecular tribology to study the problem. The black–white ball action principle, i.e. the atom action model for describing the friction principle, is used to analyse the microscopic mechanism of oil displacement and describe the molecular interactions and displacement power during polymer flooding. Both tribology theory and dynamic rheological test show that molecular interactions during polymer flooding are bigger than that during water flooding. It is concluded that displacement efficiency of water flooding may be higher than that of polymer flooding at particular area; while polymer flooding can weaken the heterogeneity significantly, decrease ineffective injection and enhance the total displacement efficiency.

Yang Er-Long; Song Kao-Ping

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Atomic Layer Deposition Preparation of Pd Nanoparticles on a Porous Carbon Support for Alcohol Oxidation  

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The ALD-prepared catalyst was characterized by atomic emission spectroscopy (AES) (ICP-AES, Varian Liberty series II), X-ray diffraction, (XRD) (PanAnalytical X’Pert Pro), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) (SSX-100), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) (Tecnai 12 Bio Twin with LaB6 gun at 120 kV), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) (JEOL JSM-7500FA). ... CNB-E project through the Multidisciplinary Institute of Digitalization and Energy (MIDE) program and Academy of Finland are acknowledged for financial support. ...

Emma Rikkinen; Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio; Sanna Airaksinen; Maryam Borghei; Ville Viitanen; Jani Sainio; Esko I. Kauppinen; Tanja Kallio; A. Outi I. Krause

2011-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

389

Mullite/Alumina Mixtures for Use as Porous Matrices in Oxide Fiber Composites  

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ceramic composites. Conditions for the deflection of a matrix crack at a fiber-matrix interface are used to enable damage tolerance in continuous-fiber ceramic composites (CFCCs) has emerged as a new paradigm between matrix structure and composite performance are understood presently at only a rudimentary level

Zok, Frank

390

Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide Aerogels as Porous Electron Collectors for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells  

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Figure 3. Characterization of the aerogel films: (a) Thickness of films and (b) dye uptake measurement of D149 desorbed in DMF as a function of Sb doping in ATO aerogels and TiO2 coatings by ALD. ... Figure 4. SEM top views of a 15%Sb ATO aerogel without TiO2 coating at different magnifications (a,b) and of the aerogel with (c) 150 and (d,e) 300 cycles of TiO2; cross-section (f) of the sample shown in panel c. ... However, it was found that at 700 ALD cycles a clear peak for anatase TiO2 emerges, a phenomenon not observed for SnO2 samples coated by a similar ALD process (but using TiCl4 as a precursor) even at very thick TiO2 coatings. ...

Juan Pablo Correa Baena; Alexander G. Agrios

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

391

Tritium containing polymers having a polymer backbone substantially void of tritium  

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A radioluminescent light source comprises a solid mixture of a phosphorescent substance and a tritiated polymer. The solid mixture forms a solid mass having length, width, and thickness dimensions, and is capable of self-support. In one aspect of the invention, the phosphorescent substance comprises solid phosphor particles supported or surrounded within a solid matrix by a tritium containing polymer. The tritium containing polymer comprises a polymer backbone which is essentially void of tritium. 2 figs.

Jensen, G.A.; Nelson, D.A.; Molton, P.M.

1992-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

392

Structural Arrangements of Polymers Adsorbed at Nanostrings  

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We study ground states of a hybrid system consisting of a polymer and an attractive nanowire by means of computer simulations. Depending on structural and energetic properties of the substrate, we find different adsorbed polymer conformations, amongst which are spherical droplets attached to the wire and monolayer tubes surrounding it. We construct the complete conformational phase diagram and analyze in more detail particularly interesting polymer-tube conformations.

Thomas Vogel; Michael Bachmann

2011-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

393

Nanoscale molecularly imprinted polymers and method thereof  

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Nanoscale molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP) having polymer features wherein the size, shape and position are predetermined can be fabricated using an xy piezo stage mounted on an inverted microscope and a laser. Using an AMF controller, a solution containing polymer precursors and a photo initiator are positioned on the xy piezo and hit with a laser beam. The thickness of the polymeric features can be varied from a few nanometers to over a micron.

Hart, Bradley R. (Brentwood, CA); Talley, Chad E. (Brentwood, CA)

2008-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

394

Organosiloxane-grafted natural polymer coatings  

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A new family of polysaccharide graft polymers are provided as corrosion resistant coatings having antimicrobial properties which are useful on light metals such as aluminum, magnesium, zinc, steel and their alloys. Methods of making the polysaccharide graft polymers are also included. The methods of making the polysaccharide graft polymers involve reacting a polysaccharide source with an antimicrobial agent under conditions of hydrolysis-condensation. 17 figs.

Sugama, Toshifumi

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Methods for making a porous nuclear fuel element  

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Porous nuclear fuel elements for use in advanced high temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactors (HTGR's), and to processes for fabricating them. Advanced uranium bi-carbide, uranium tri-carbide and uranium carbonitride nuclear fuels can be used. These fuels have high melting temperatures, high thermal conductivity, and high resistance to erosion by hot hydrogen gas. Tri-carbide fuels, such as (U,Zr,Nb)C, can be fabricated using chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) to simultaneously deposit each of the three separate carbides, e.g., UC, ZrC, and NbC in a single CVI step. By using CVI, the nuclear fuel may be deposited inside of a highly porous skeletal structure made of, for example, reticulated vitreous carbon foam.

Youchison, Dennis L; Williams, Brian E; Benander, Robert E

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

396

Theory of Acoustical Wave Propagation in Porous Media  

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A theory is developed for the propagation of sound waves in a rigid isotropic and homogeneous porous medium filled with a compressible fluid including both the effect of viscous dissipation and the effect of thermal comduction. With a capillaric model assumed an expression for the permeability as a function of the frequency is also given. For very low frequencies (isothermal case) and very high frequencies (adiabatic case) the results reduce to those of a theory presented by Morse [J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 24 696 (1952)]. The present theory can be used to determine the structural parameters of a porous system at a given frequency. Attenuation and phase factors are plotted as functions of a nondimensional frequency parameter for various combinations of the characteristic constants.

P. G. Smith; R. A. Greenkorn

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

The Uniaxial Tensile Response of Porous and Microcracked Ceramic Materials  

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The uniaxial tensile stress-strain behavior of three porous ceramic materials was determined at ambient conditions. Test specimens in the form of thin beams were obtained from the walls of diesel particulate filter honeycombs and tested using a microtesting system. A digital image correlation technique was used to obtain full-field 2D in-plane surface displacement maps during tensile loading, and in turn, the 2D strains obtained from displacement fields were used to determine the Secant modulus, Young s modulus and initial Poisson s ratio of the three porous ceramic materials. Successive unloading-reloading experiments were performed at different levels of stress to decouple the linear elastic, anelastic and inelastic response in these materials. It was found that the stress-strain response of these materials was non-linear and that the degree of nonlinearity is related to the initial microcrack density and evolution of damage in the material.

Pandey, Amit [ORNL; Shyam, Amit [ORNL; Watkins, Thomas R [ORNL; Lara-Curzio, Edgar [ORNL; Lara-Curzio, Edgar [ORNL; Stafford, Randall [Cummins, Inc; Hemker, Kevin J [Johns Hopkins University

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Nonlinear Dynamics of Capacitive Charging and Desalination by Porous Electrodes  

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The rapid and efficient exchange of ions between porous electrodes and aqueous solutions is important in many applications, such as electrical energy storage by super-capacitors, water desalination and purification by capacitive deionization (or desalination), and capacitive extraction of renewable energy from a salinity difference. Here, we present a unified mean-field theory for capacitive charging and desalination by ideally polarizable porous electrodes (without Faradaic reactions or specific adsorption of ions) in the limit of thin double layers (compared to typical pore dimensions). We illustrate the theory in the case of a dilute, symmetric, binary electrolyte using the Gouy-Chapman-Stern (GCS) model of the double layer, for which simple formulae are available for salt adsorption and capacitive charging of the diffuse part of the double layer. We solve the full GCS mean-field theory numerically for realistic parameters in capacitive deionization, and we derive reduced models for two limiting regimes wi...

Biesheuvel, P M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Self-assembled porous media from particle-stabilized emulsions  

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We propose a new mechanism to create self-assembled porous media with highly tunable geometrical properties and permeabilities: We first allow a particle-stabilized emulsion to form from a mixture of two fluids and colloidal particles. Then, either one fluid phase or the particle layer is solidified, which can be achieved by techniques such as polymerization or freezing. Based on computer simulations we demonstrate that modifying only the particle wettability or concentration results in porous structures with a wide range of pore sizes and a permeability that can be varied by up to three orders of magnitude. We then discuss optimization of these properties for self-assembled filters or reactors and conclude that structures based on so-called "bijels" are most suitable candidates.

Stefan Frijters; Jens Harting

2014-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

400

Two-phase flow in a chemically active porous medium  

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We study the problem of the transformation of a given reactant species into an immiscible product species, as they flow through a chemically active porous medium. We derive the equation governing the evolution of the volume fraction of the species -- in a one-dimensional macroscopic description --, identify the relevant dimensionless numbers, and provide simple models for capillary pressure and relative permeabilities, which are quantities of crucial importance when tackling multiphase flows in porous media. We set the domain of validity of our models and discuss the importance of viscous coupling terms in the extended Darcy's law. We investigate numerically the steady regime and demonstrate that the spatial transformation rate of the species along the reactor is non-monotonous, as testified by the existence of an inflection point in the volume fraction profiles. We obtain the scaling of the location of this inflection point with the dimensionless lengths of the problem. Eventually, we provide key elements for optimization of the reactor.

Alexandre Darmon; Michael Benzaquen; Thomas Salez; Olivier Dauchot

2014-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymer Electrolytes for Advanced Lithium Batteries | Department...  

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Advanced Lithium Batteries Polymer Electrolytes for Advanced Lithium Batteries 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

402

ELECTROSPUN POLYMER-FIBER SOLAR CELL.  

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??A study of fabricating the first electrospun polymer-fiber solar cell with MEHPPV is presented. Motivation for the work and a brief history of solar cell… (more)

Nagata, Shinobu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Graphene-based polymer waveguide polarizer  

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Planar-lightwave-circuit (PLC)-type graphene polarizers are fabricated by using a low loss optical polymer waveguide. The optical characteristics are investigated at a wavelength of...

Kim, Jin Tae; Choi, Choon-Gi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Dynamics in Polymer | ornl.gov  

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Neutron scattering characterizes dynamics in polymer family Agatha Bardoel - December 01, 2012 Interior of BASIS. Research Contact: Christine Gerstl Understanding the interplay...

405

Imaging Hydrated Microbial Extracellular Polymers: Comparative...  

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dehydration-based sample preparation that resulted in the collapse of hydrated gel-like EPS into filamentous structures. Dehydration-induced polymer collapse can lead to...

406

Heat insulation layer of polymer composite material  

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A new heat insulation layer polymer composite material is developed, within whose composition there is foam polyurethane and basaltoplastic. Results are provided for...

G. P. Ponomareva; A. A. Artemenko; O. M. Sladkov…

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Efficient Polymer Solar Cells - Energy Innovation Portal  

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Laboratory researchers have developed a process for producing more efficient polymer solar cells by increasing light absorption through a thin and uniform light-absorbing...

408

Plasma immersion ion implantation on polymers.  

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??The focus of this thesis is to achieve plasma based surface modification of polymers. Highly ionized carbon plasma was generated from a filtered cathodic arc… (more)

Sze, Jia Yin.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Stable Oxide Nanoparticle Clusters Obtained by Complexation  

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We report on the electrostatic complexation between polyelectrolyte-neutral copolymers and oppositely charged 6 nm-crystalline nanoparticles. For two different dispersions of oxide nanoparticles, the electrostatic complexation gives rise to the formation of stable nanoparticle clusters in the range 20 - 100 nm. It is found that inside the clusters, the particles are pasted together by the polyelectrolyte blocks adsorbed on their surface. Cryo-transmission electronic microscopy allows to visualize the clusters and to determine the probability distributions functions in size and in aggregation number. The comparison between light scattering and cryo-microscopy results suggests the existence of a polymer brush around the clusters.

J. -F. Berret; A. Sehgal; M. Morvan; O. Sandre; A. Vacher; M. Airiau

2006-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

410

Semi-Crystalline Polymers Semi-crystalline polymers, such as polyethylene and polypropylene are common  

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Semi-Crystalline Polymers Semi-crystalline polymers, such as polyethylene and polypropylene are common commercial materials used for consumer products. Polyethylene is the most widely used polymer due and processing conditions. Equistar, in Cincinnati, is the largest producer of polyethylene in the US and P

Beaucage, Gregory

411

SEC data for polymer 1-6: UV-vis spectra for polymer 1-6  

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for organic solar cells Eva Bundgaard a,b and Frederik C. Krebs a a Polymer Solar Cell Initiative, The Danish for these devices is summarized in the table below. IV-curve for the polymer 5 and PCBM: The photovoltaic studies of the device by a better overlap with the solar spectrum. The synthesis of low band gap polymers are however

412

Heat transfer enhancement in a channel with porous baffles  

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, it is difficult to verify numerical simulation. In search of relevant sources for review only one numerical study [5] showed the comparisons with the experimental data in a turbulent flow regime. It will be 4 challenging to numerically simulate the flow... media, which was developed by Vafai and Tien [20] for their numerical simulations, but these studies often used slightly modified types of governing equations. Permeability is important for the given porous medium in momentum transport. It is one...

Ko, Kang-Hoon

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

413

Phase Diagram of Fully Developed Drainage in Porous Media  

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Using concepts of invasion percolation in a gradient, we develop a phase diagram of fully developed drainage in porous media. The transition between stabilized displacement (where the conventional continuum applies) and fingering is controlled by the change of the sign of the gradient of the percolation probability (from stabilizing to destabilizing). The transition boundary is described by scaling laws. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Yortsos, Y.C.; Xu, B. [Petroleum Engineering Program, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089-1211 (United States)] [Petroleum Engineering Program, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089-1211 (United States); Salin, D. [Laboratoire Fluides, Automatique et Systemes Thermiques, Universite Paris VI and XI, associated with C.N.R.S. (URA 871), Batiment 502, Campus Universitaire, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France)] [Laboratoire Fluides, Automatique et Systemes Thermiques, Universite Paris VI and XI, associated with C.N.R.S. (URA 871), Batiment 502, Campus Universitaire, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France)

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Dust extinction and absorption: the challenge of porous grains  

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In many models of dusty objects in space the grains are assumed to be composite or fluffy. However, the computation of the optical properties of such particles is still a very difficult problem. We analyze how the increase of grain porosity influences basic features of cosmic dust -- interstellar extinction, dust temperature, infrared bands and millimeter opacity. Porous grains can reproduce the flat extinction across the $3 - 8 \\mkm$ wavelength range measured for several lines of sight by {\\it ISO} and {\\it Spitzer}. Porous grains are generally cooler than compact grains. At the same time, the temperature of very porous grains becomes slightly larger in the case of the EMT-Mie calculations in comparison with the results found from the layered-sphere model. The layered-sphere model predicts a broadening of infrared bands and a shift of the peak position to larger wavelengths as porosity grows. In the case of the EMT-Mie model variations of the feature profile are less significant. It is also shown that the millimeter mass absorption coefficients grow as porosity increases with a faster growth occurring for particles with Rayleigh/non-Rayleigh inclusions. As a result, for very porous particles the coefficients given by two models can differ by a factor of about 3. It is found that an increase of porosity leads to an increase of extinction cross sections at some wavelengths and a decrease at others depending on the grain model. However, this behaviour is sufficient to reproduce the extinction curve in the direction of the star $\\sigma$ Sco using current solar abundances. In the case of the star $\\zeta$ Oph our model requires larger amounts of carbon and iron in the dust-phase than is available.

N. V. Voshchinnikov; V. B. Il'in; Th. Henning; D. N. Dubkova

2005-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

415

Analysis and interpretation of ac impedance data for porous electrodes  

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Ac impedance spectroscopy has been used to measure the dynamic response of two types of porous gas-diffusion oxygen electrodes in a sulfuric acid electrolyte. Models were developed based on flooded and on thin-film pore structure. The transfer functions of these structures were calculated and the impedance result fitted to the models using a nonlinear least squares program. The results were used to assess the adequacies of the models.

Springer, T.E.; Raistrick, I.D.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Metallocene/carbon hybrids prepared by a solution process for supercapacitor applications  

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Efficient and scalable solution-based processes are not generally available to integrate well-studied pseudocapacitive materials (i.e., metal oxides and conducting polymers) with other components such as porous carbon, ...

Mao, Xianwen

417

Production of structures for microfluidics using polymer imprint techniques  

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We present a technology for the fabrication of three dimensional microfluidic channels in optically transparent substrates consisting of polymers with different properties. The microstructures are fabricated using polymer replication techniques with ... Keywords: Hot embossing, Micromechanisation, Micromoldin, Nanoimprint lithography, Polymers

C. A. Mills; E. Martinez; F. Bessueille; G. Villanueva; J. Bausells; J. Samitier; A. Errachid

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Systematic development of coarse-grained polymer models  

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The coupling between polymer models and experiments has improved our understanding of polymer behavior both in terms of rheology and dynamics of single molecules. Developing these polymer models is challenging because of ...

Underhill, Patrick Theodore

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Solid oxide fuel cell matrix and modules  

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Porous refractory ceramic blocks arranged in an abutting, stacked configuration and forming a three dimensional array provide a support structure and coupling means for a plurality of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). The stack of ceramic blocks is self-supporting, with a plurality of such stacked arrays forming a matrix enclosed in an insulating refractory brick structure having an outer steel layer. The necessary connections for air, fuel, burnt gas, and anode and cathode connections are provided through the brick and steel outer shell. The ceramic blocks are so designed with respect to the strings of modules that by simple and logical design the strings could be replaced by hot reloading if one should fail. The hot reloading concept has not been included in any previous designs. 11 figs.

Riley, B.

1988-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

420

Gas-Phase Diffusion in Porous Media: Comparison of Models Stephen W. Webb  

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Gas-Phase Diffusion in Porous Media: Comparison of Models Gas-Phase Diffusion in Porous Media: Comparison of Models Stephen W. Webb Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, New Mexico 87 185 ABSTRACT Two models are commonly used to analyze gas- phase diffusion in porous media in the presence of advection, the Advective-Dispersive Model (ADM) and the Dusty-gas Model (DGM). The ADM, which is used in TOUGH2, is based on a simple linear addition of advection calculated by Darcy's law and ordinary diffusion using Fick's law with a porosity- tortuosity-gas saturation multiplier to account for the porous medium. Another approach for gas-phase transport in porous media is the Dusty-Gas Model. This model applies the kinetic theory of gases to the gaseous components and the porous media (or "dust") to combine transport due to diffusion and

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421

Chemical degradation of fluorosulfonamide fuel cell membrane polymer model compounds  

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Abstract The durability of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell membrane, along with high proton conductivity and mechanical performance is critical to the success of these energy conversion devices. Extending our work in perfluorinated membrane stability, aromatic trifluoromethyl sulfonamide model compounds were prepared, and their oxidative degradation was examined. The chemical structures for the models were based on mono-, di- and tri-perfluorinated sulfonamide modified phenyl rings. Durability of the model compounds was evaluated by exposure to hydroxyl radicals generated using Fenton reagent and UV irradiation of hydrogen peroxide. LC–MS results for the mono-substituted model compound indicate greater stability to radical oxidation than the di-substituted species; loss of perfluorinated fonamide side chains appears to be an important pathway, along with dimerization and aromatic ring hydroxylation. The tri-substituted model compound also shows loss of side chains, with the mono-substituted compound being a major oxidation product, along with a limited amount of hydroxylation and dimerization of the starting material.

Jamela M. Alsheheri; Hossein Ghassemi; David A. Schiraldi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Asphalt Oxidation Kinetics and Pavement Oxidation Modeling  

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Most paved roads in the United States are surfaced with asphalt. These asphalt pavements suffer from fatigue cracking and thermal cracking, aggravated by the oxidation and hardening of asphalt. This negative impact of asphalt oxidation on pavement...

Jin, Xin

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

423

From ‘Green’ Aerogels to Porous Graphite by Emulsion Gelation of Acrylonitrile  

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From ‘Green’ Aerogels to Porous Graphite by Emulsion Gelation of Acrylonitrile ... Ambient pressure drying of wet-gels from copolymeri-zation of acrylonitrile and bifunctional cross-linkers either in toluene or in H2O-based emulsions yields structurally similar PAN aerogels, which are converted to monolithic porous carbons and graphite. ... Porous carbons, including carbon (C-) aerogels, are technologically important materials, while polyacrylonitrile (PAN) is the main industrial source of graphite fiber. ...

Anand G. Sadekar; Shruti S. Mahadik; Abhishek N. Bang; Zachary J. Larimore; Clarissa A. Wisner; Massimo F. Bertino; A. Kaan Kalkan; Joseph T. Mang; Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis; Nicholas Leventis

2011-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

424

Polymers For Advanced Lithium Batteries | Department of Energy  

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Polymers For Advanced Lithium Batteries Polymers For Advanced Lithium Batteries 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

425

High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles...  

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High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

426

Polymers For Advanced Lithium Batteries | Department of Energy  

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Polymers For Advanced Lithium Batteries Polymers For Advanced Lithium Batteries 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

427

High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles...  

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High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

428

Development of Polymer Electrolytes for Advanced Lithium Batteries...  

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Development of Polymer Electrolytes for Advanced Lithium Batteries Development of Polymer Electrolytes for Advanced Lithium Batteries 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

429

Fabrication and performance of polymer-nanocomposite anti-reflective...  

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News, VA (United States) Design of polymer anti-reflective (AR) optical coatings for plastic substrates is challenging because polymers exhibit a relatively narrow range of...

430

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites: Pursuing the Promise | Department...  

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Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites: Pursuing the Promise Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites: Pursuing the Promise High-strength, lightweight advanced composites will deliver a...

431

Phosphate-Containing Polyethylene Glycol Polymers Prevent Lethal...  

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Phosphate-Containing Polyethylene Glycol Polymers Prevent Lethal Sepsis by Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens. Phosphate-Containing Polyethylene Glycol Polymers Prevent Lethal Sepsis by...

432

Title: Pore formation in Polymer Electrolytes Abstract: Much of our ...  

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The efficient conversion of energy from one form to another, particularly solar, ... The polymer electrolytes in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cells ...

433

Controlled Self Assembly of Conjugated Polymer Containing Block Copolymers  

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in dye/polymer blend photovoltaic cells. Advanced MaterialsA. J. , Polymer Photovoltaic Cells - Enhanced Efficiencies2-Layer Organic Photovoltaic Cell. Applied Physics Letters

McCulloch, Bryan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

azo dye polymer: Topics by E-print Network  

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alignment 10 Solvent-enhanced dye diffusion in polymer thin films for polymer light-emitting diode application Engineering Websites Summary: Solvent-enhanced dye diffusion in...

435

Self-Assembly of Polymer Nano-Elements on Sapphire  

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Self-Assembly of Polymer Nano-Elements on Sapphire Print Self-assembly of polymers promises to vastly improve the properties and manufacturing processes of nanostructured...

436

Haverford Researchers Create Carbon Dioxide-Separating Polymer  

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Haverford College Researchers Create Carbon Dioxide-Separating Polymer Haverford College Researchers Create Carbon Dioxide-Separating Polymer August 1, 2012 | Tags: Basic Energy...

437

Structure-Function Relationships in Semiconducting Polymers for Organic Photovoltaics  

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properties for organic photovoltaics (OPVs). Space-chargePolymers for Organic Photovoltaics By David Fredric JoelPolymers for Organic Photovoltaics by David Fredric Joel

Kavulak, David Fredric Joel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Porous Pr(OH)3 Nanostructures as High-Efficient Adsorbents for Dye Removal  

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Herein, we report the electrochemical synthesis of porous Pr(OH)3 nanobelt arrays (NBAs), nanowire arrays (NWAs), nanowire bundles (NWBs), nanowires (NWs) and their applications as dye...

zhai, teng; Lu, Xihong; Yu, Minghao; Xie, Shilei; Tong, Yexiang

439

High Performance Computing linear algorithms for two-phase flow in porous media  

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High Performance Computing linear algorithms for two-phase flow in porous media Robert Eymard High Performance Computing techniques. This implies to handle the difficult problem of solving

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

440

Tennessee, Pennsylvania: Porous Power Technologies Improves Lithium Ion Battery, Wins R&D 100 Award  

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Porous Power Technologies, partnered with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), developed SYMMETRIX HPX-F, a nanocomposite separator for improved lithium-ion battery technology.

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441

Heat transfer modeling at an interface between a porous medium and a free region.  

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??This work deals with the study of heat transfer between a porous medium and a free medium, using multi scale approaches. First, we derive the… (more)

D'hueppe, Aliénor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Additive Manufacturing Methodology and System for Fabrication of Porous Structures with Functionally Graded Properties.  

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??The focus of this dissertation is on the development of an additive manufacturing system and methodology for fabricating structures with functionally graded porous internal properties… (more)

Vlasea, Mihaela

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

E-Print Network 3.0 - anisotropic porous medium Sample Search...  

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Mathematics Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 21 Generalized radiative transfer equation for porous medium upscaling: application to the radiative Fourier...

444

Design and manipulation of 1-D rugate photonic crystals of porous silicon for chemical sensing applications  

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Porous Si Sensor on an Arduino Platform 311phototransistor sensor mounted on an Arduino microcontrollerscheme of the low-power Arduino-mounted sensor ..313

King, Brian Henry

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Single molecule studies of meso/macro porous silica materials and gradient films.  

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??The preparation of mesoporous/macroporous silica materials and polarity gradient thin film are introduced in this thesis. These porous silica materials and gradient materials have the… (more)

Ye, Fangmao

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Nano-porous Silicon Microcavity Sensors for Determination of Organic Fuel Mixtures  

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We present the preparation and characteristics of liquid-phase sensors based on nano-porous silicon multilayer structures for determination of organic content in gasoline. The...

Pham, Van Hoi; Bui, Huy; Hoang, Le Ha; Nguyen, Thuy Van; Nguyen, The Anh; Pham, Thanh Son; Ngo, Quang Minh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transverserly Isotropic Saturated Porous Formations: II. Wave Propagation And Application To Multipole Logging  

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The wavefields generated by monopole and dipole sources in a fluid filled borehole embedded in multilayered transversely isotropic saturated porous formations are studied.

Schmitt, D. P.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Apparatus and method for stabilization or oxidation of polymeric materials  

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An apparatus for treating polymeric materials comprises a treatment chamber adapted to maintain a selected atmosphere at a selected temperature; a means for supporting the polymeric material within the chamber; and, a source of ozone-containing gas, which decomposes at the selected temperature yielding at least one reactive oxidative species whereby the polymer is stabilized and cross linked through exposure to the oxidative species in the chamber at the selected temperature. The ozone may be generated by a plasma discharge or by various chemical processes. The apparatus may be configured for either batch-type or continuous-type processing. The apparatus and method are especially useful for preparing polymer fibers, particularly PAN fibers, for later carbonization treatments as well as to make flame-retardant fabrics.

Paulauskas, Felix L. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Sherman, Daniel M. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN

2010-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

449

Tandem Polymer Solar Cells Featuring a Spectrally Matched Low-Bandgap Polymer  

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Tandem solar cells provide an effective way to harvest a broader spectrum of solar radiation by combining two or more solar cells with different absorption bands. However, for polymer solar cells, the performance of tandem devices lags behind single-layer solar cells mainly due to the lack of a suitable low-bandgap polymer. Here, we demonstrate highly efficient single and tandem polymer solar cells featuring a low-bandgap conjugated polymer (PBDTT-DPP: bandgap, {approx}1.44 eV). A single-layer device based on the polymer provides a power conversion efficiency of {approx}6%. When the polymer is applied to tandem solar cells, a power conversion efficiency of 8.62% is achieved, which is, to the best of our knowledge, the highest certified efficiency for a polymer solar cell to date.

Dou, L.; You, J.; Yang, J.; Chen, C. C.; He, Y.; Murase, S.; Moriarty, T.; Emery, K.; Li, G.; Yang, Y.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Low-temperature formation of Si O 2 layers using a two-step atmospheric pressure plasma-enhanced deposition-oxidation process  

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Silicon oxide ( Si O 2 ) layers were fabricated at low temperatures ( ? 400 ° C ) by combining the deposition of hydrogenated amorphous Si ( a - Si : H ) with its oxidation using atmospheric pressure plasmas excited by a 150 MHz very high-frequency (VHF) power. The surface excitation by the atmospheric pressure VHF plasma was capable of reducing the temperature for the hydrogen effusion from a - Si : H . As a result a porous a - Si : H film containing a large amount of hydrogen could be transformed into a stoichiometric Si O 2 with an approximately 24% increase in oxidation rate compared with the oxidation of Si(001) at a temperature of 400 ° C .

Hiroaki Kakiuchi; Hiromasa Ohmi; Makoto Harada; Heiji Watanabe; Kiyoshi Yasutake

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Knot localization in adsorbing polymer rings  

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We study by Monte Carlo simulations a model of knotted polymer ring adsorbing onto an impenetrable, attractive wall. The polymer is described by a self-avoiding polygon (SAP) on the cubic lattice. We find that the adsorption transition temperature, the crossover exponent $\\phi$ and the metric exponent $\

B. Marcone; E. Orlandini; A. L. Stella

2007-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

452

Computationally-guided Design of Polymer Electrolytes  

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of Polymer Electrolytes Global Significance While progress of sustainable energy- harvesting techniques is promising, tandem advancements in energy storage are required to maintain a stable energy supply be a valuable contribution to the emerging sustainable energy landscape. This project applies polymer physics

453

Multicolored Electrochromism in Polymers: Structures and Devices  

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Multicolored Electrochromism in Polymers: Structures and Devices Avni A. Argun, Pierre-Henri Aubert May 12, 2004 A review of electrochromic (EC) polymers and their applications in absorption/transmission, reflective, and patterned electrochromic devices (ECDs) is presented. Fundamental properties of EC materials

Tanner, David B.

454

Cholesteric Pitch of Lyotropic Polymer Liquid Crystals  

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Cholesteric Pitch of Lyotropic Polymer Liquid Crystals ... The cholesteric pitch P of semiflexible helical polymer solutions was formulated using a threaded equivalent freely jointed chain model. ... The structure of cholesteric liquid crystals is characterized by the cholesteric pitch P or the cholesteric wavenumber qc (?2?/P). ...

Takahiro Sato; Jun Nakamura; Akio Teramoto; Mark M. Green

1998-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

455

Fuel cell electrolyte membrane with basic polymer  

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The present invention is an electrolyte membrane comprising an acid and a basic polymer, where the acid is a low-volatile acid that is fluorinated and is either oligomeric or non-polymeric, and where the basic polymer is protonated by the acid and is stable to hydrolysis.

Larson, James M.; Pham, Phat T.; Frey, Matthew H.; Hamrock, Steven J.; Haugen, Gregory M.; Lamanna, William M.

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

456

Polymer surface treatment with particle beams  

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A polymer surface and near surface treatment process produced by irradiation with high energy particle beams. The process is preferably implemented with pulsed ion beams. The process alters the chemical and mechanical properties of the polymer surface in a manner useful for a wide range of commercial applications.

Stinnett, Regan W. (1033 Tramway La. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87122); VanDevender, J. Pace (7604 Lamplighter NE., Albuquerque, NM 87109)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Polymer surface treatment with particle beams  

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A polymer surface and near surface treatment process produced by irradiation with high energy particle beams is disclosed. The process is preferably implemented with pulsed ion beams. The process alters the chemical and mechanical properties of the polymer surface in a manner useful for a wide range of commercial applications. 16 figs.

Stinnett, R.W.; VanDevender, J.P.

1999-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

458

Shape memory polymer actuator and catheter  

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An actuator system is provided for acting upon a material in a vessel. The system includes an optical fiber and a shape memory polymer material operatively connected to the optical fiber. The shape memory polymer material is adapted to move from a first shape for moving through said vessel to a second shape where it can act upon said material.

Maitland, Duncan J. (Pleasant Hill, CA); Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Schumann, Daniel L. (Concord, CA); Matthews, Dennis L. (Moss Beach, CA); Decker, Derek E. (Byron, CA); Jungreis, Charles A. (Pittsburgh, PA)

2007-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

459

Isothermal oxidation behavior of electrospark deposited MCrAlX-type coatings on a Ni-based superalloy  

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A MCrAlX-type coating has been prepared by electrospark deposition (ESD) and its isothermal oxidation behavior studied. The results indicate that deposition rate and surface roughness of the coatings increase with increasing spark pulse energy. A splattered porous morphology was observed in the surface layer, and underneath this, a uniform superfine columnar ? phase structure with a column width of about 0.6 ?m. When exposed at 1000 °C, ?-Al2O3 formed rapidly in the early oxidation stage. After 100 h oxidation, a large amount of ?-Al2O3 was still present, and a dense and adherent, thin ?-Al2O3 scale had formed beneath it.

Yu-jiang Xie; Mao-cai Wang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Current-induced chain migration in semiconductor polymer blends  

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We have used the technique of neutron reflectometry in order to evaluate the changes that occur within polymer light-emitting devices as they are operated. The devices examined consisted of an indium-tin-oxide, anode, a deuterated-poly(styrene sulfonate)/poly(3,4 ethylenedioxythiophene) (d-PSS/PEDT), charge injection layer, poly(fluorene) (F8), and a low work-function cathode. We found clear evidence for segregation of d-PSS to the d-PSS:PEDT/F8 interface in a device driven until its brightness had fallen to 10% of its initial value. We suggest that this effect is due to Joule heating of the device during operation.

Martin, S.J.; Jones, R.A.L.; Geoghegan, M.; Higgins, A.M.; Grizzi, I.; Halls, J.J.M.; Kirchmeyer, S.; Dalgliesh, R.M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield S3 7RH (United Kingdom); CDT Limited, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0TX (United Kingdom); H.C. Starck GmbH, Werk Leverkusen, D-51368 Leverkusen (Germany); ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0QX (United Kingdom)

2005-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions  

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Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions A functionalized polymer for binding a dissolved molecule in an aqueous solution is presented. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions A functionalized polymer for binding a dissolved molecule in an aqueous solution is presented. The polymer has a backbone polymer to which one or more functional groups are covalently linked. The backbone polymer can be such polymers as polyethylenimine, polyvinylamine, polyallylamine, and polypropylamine. These polymers are generally water-soluble, but can be insoluble when cross-linked. The functional group can be for example diol

462

POLYMERS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN APPLICATIONS  

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FEP resin applications include wire and cable insulation for computer and electronic systems, telephone and alarm systems, and business-machine interconnects, FEP resin is also supplied as extruded sheet and film for release surfaces, roll covers, linings for chemical-processing tanks, and piping. A concentrate is available for Freon-blown-foam wire coating. PFA resins are used for hightemperature wire and cable insulation, heat-shrinkable tubing and roll covers, chemical-resistant linings for process-equipment components, and in semiconductor processing equipment. Materials do not adhere readily to the slippery surface of FEP, PFA, and PTFE parts. Surfaces can be chemically etched, however, to permit bonding with adhesives. Thus, low-friction surfaces of fluorocarbon tape or film can be bonded to steel, aluminum, rubber, or other materials. FEP and PFA parts can be heat sealed to themselves, to PTFE parts, or to metals at low pressure and temperatures above 310 °C. CTFE: Sensitivity to processing conditions is greater in CTFE resins than in most polymers.Molding and extruding operations require accurate temperature control, flow channel streamlining, and high pressure because of the high melt viscosity of these materials. With too little heat, the plastic is unworkable; too much heat degrades the polymer. Degradation begins at about 274 °C. Because of

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463

Graphene Oxides Dispersing and Hosting Graphene Sheets for Unique Nanocomposite Materials  

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Graphene Oxides Dispersing and Hosting Graphene Sheets for Unique Nanocomposite Materials ... Graphene oxides (GOs), beyond their widely reported use as precursors for single-layer graphene sheets, are in fact excellent materials themselves (polymers in two-dimension, polyelectrolyte-like, aqueous solubility and biocompatibility, etc.). ... In this reported work we used aqueous GOs to effectively disperse few-layer graphene sheets (GNs) in suspension for facile wet-processing into nanocomposites of GNs embedded in GOs (as the polymeric matrix). ...

Leilei Tian; Parambath Anilkumar; Li Cao; Chang Yi Kong; Mohammed J. Meziani; Haijun Qian; L. Monica Veca; Tim J. Thorne; Kenneth N. Tackett; II; Travis Edwards; Ya-Ping Sun

2011-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

464

Oxygen Release and Exchange in Niobium Oxide MEHPPV Hybrid Solar Cells  

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Oxygen Release and Exchange in Niobium Oxide MEHPPV Hybrid Solar Cells ... This deliberate choice was made in order to distinguish the function of the transparent conducting oxide (TCO) and metal electrode as compared to traditional polymer photovoltaics where the TCO is the hole collector and the metal is the electron collector. ... The horizontal dashed black line in the graph (E) corresponds to the theoretical ratio (0.2%) for atmospheric oxygen. ...

Monica Lira-Cantu; Kion Norrman; Jens W. Andreasen; Frederik C. Krebs

2006-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

465

Surface induced disorder of nematic MBBA near silica with grafted poly(ethylene oxide)  

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909 Surface induced disorder of nematic MBBA near silica with grafted poly(ethylene oxide) H. Ben greffés, du polyoxyde d'ethylene 2000, a été étudié à l'aide des techniques suivantes : la résonance para with grafted polymers poly(ethylene oxide) 2000, has been investigated by the electron paramagnetic resonance

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

466

Polythiophene-based charge dissipation layer for electron beam lithography of zinc oxide and gallium nitride  

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The ability of thin polythiophene layers to dissipate accumulated charge in the electron beam lithography (EBL) of wide bandgap semiconductors such as zinc oxide and gallium nitride is demonstrated. A quick and inexpensive processing method is demonstrated for EBL exposure of dense and high-resolution patterns in a hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ) negative-tone resistdeposited on bulk ZnO samples and with GaN/AlN on sapphire substrates. For the former experimental results are given for three different cases: where no charge dissipation layer was used as well as cases where 40-nm-thick Al and 100-nm-thick conductive polymer layers were used on the top of the HSQ resist. For the latter material EBL exposure was investigated for pure HSQ and for HSQ with a thin conductive polymer layer on top. Based on the scanning electron microscope observations of the resulting photonic crystal(PhC) pattern conventional Al and the proposed polymer approach were compared. Good agreement between these results is reported while the new method considerably simplifies sample processing. Spin-coatable conducting polymer may be easily removed due to its solubility in water which makes it a perfect solution for the processing of amphoteric oxide samples i.e. zinc oxide. Gallium nitride processing also benefits from polymer dissipation layer usage due to extended exposure range and the avoidance of dense pattern overexposure in HSQ.

R. Dylewicz; S. Lis; R. M. De La Rue; F. Rahman

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructure and Crystal-Amorphous Interphases in Melt-Miscible Semicrystalline Polymer Blends. Ph.D. Thesis  

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Small-angle x ray scattering, differential scanning calorimetry, dielectric spectroscopy and dynamic mechanical thermal analysis were performed to study the microstructure of the semicrystalline polymers poly(etylene oxide) (PEO) and poly (epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) as well as several melt miscible blends. Four amorphous polymers were blended with PEO: two which interact weakly with PEO poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) and two which are considered strongly interacting due to the formation of hydrogen bonds with PEO (two random copolymers, one containing 50% styrene and 50% hydroxystyrene (50/50 ScHS) and another of ethylene with 55% methacrylic acid (EMA55)). Further, one of the weakly interacting amorphous polymers and one of the strongly interacting polymers was selected based on its relatively high T(sub g)s. The other amorphous polymers have relatively low T(sub g)s (i.e., at or below the crystallization temperature). The solid state microstructure of miscible blends containing a semicrystalline and an amorphous polymer is shown to be critically dependent on two factors: (1) the strength of interactions between the two copolymers; and (2) the mobility of the amorphous material at the crystallization temperature. The influence of interaction strength on the region of partial order at the crystal surface (the crystal-amorphous interphase) is demonstrated. The results are consistent with theoretical predictions that this region changes from pure crystallizable material to a mixture containing both the crystalizable and the amorphous components as chi becomes more favorable. In the blends which contain a high T(sub g) amorphous polymer and in those with strong intermolecular interactions, there were no observed changes in the microstructure with crystallization temperature. Apparently, in the high T(sub g) systems, the amorphous polymer is unable to escape the interlamellar zone since it has insufficient mobility.

Barron, C.A.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PUBLISHED ONLINE: 7 APRIL 2013 | DOI: 10.1038/NMAT3598 Adaptive fluid-infused porous films with tunable  

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LETTERS PUBLISHED ONLINE: 7 APRIL 2013 | DOI: 10.1038/NMAT3598 Adaptive fluid-infused porous films for malleable surfaces. As we have recently shown, a liquid infused in a rigid porous substrate develops 1School

Mahadevan, L.

469

Method for forming gold-containing catalyst with porous structure  

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A method for forming a gold-containing catalyst with porous structure according to one embodiment of the present invention includes producing a starting alloy by melting together of gold and at least one less noble metal that is selected from the group consisting of silver, copper, rhodium, palladium, and platinum; and a dealloying step comprising at least partial removal of the less noble metal by dissolving the at least one less noble metal out of the starting alloy. Additional methods and products thereof are also presented.

Biener, Juergen; Hamza, Alex V; Baeumer, Marcus; Schulz, Christian; Jurgens, Birte; Biener, Monika M.

2014-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

470

Method of preparing thin porous sheets of ceramic material  

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A method of forming thin porous sheets of ceramic material for use as electrodes or other components in a molten carbonate fuel cell is disclosed. The method involves spray drying a slurry of fine ceramic particles in liquid carrier to produce generally spherical agglomerates of high porosity and a rough surface texture. The ceramic particles may include the electrode catalyst and the agglomerates can be calcined to improve mechanical strength. After slurrying with suitable volatile material and binder tape casting is used to form sheets that are sufficiently strong for further processing and handling in the assembly of a high temperature fuel cell.

Swarr, Thomas E. (South Windsor, CT); Nickols, Richard C. (East Hartford, CT); Krasij, Myron (Avon, CT)

1987-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

471

Theory of Acoustical Wave Propagation in Porous Media  

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A theory is developed to describe the propagation of sound waves in a rigid isotropic and homogeneous porous medium filled with a compressible fluid including both the effect of viscous dissipation and the effect of thermal conduction. An expression for the conductance as a function of the frequency is derived by assuming a capillaric model. A comparison is made with independent experimental results and close agreement with the theoretical results is obtained. A discussion of the structural parameters including a description of a method for determining their values at a given frequency is also made.

Peter G. Smith; Robert A. Greenkorn

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Method of preparing thin porous sheets of ceramic material  

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A method of forming thin porous sheets of ceramic material for use as electrodes or other components in a molten carbonate fuel cell is disclosed. The method involves spray drying a slurry of fine ceramic particles in liquid carrier to produce generally spherical agglomerates of high porosity and a rough surface texture. The ceramic particles may include the electrode catalyst and the agglomerates can be calcined to improve mechanical strength. After slurrying with suitable volatile material and binder tape casting is used to form sheets that are sufficiently strong for further processing and handling in the assembly of a high temperature fuel cell.

Swarr, T.E.; Nickols, R.C.; Krasij, M.

1984-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

473

Syntheses and studies of acetylenic polymers  

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Based on new diiodo aryl compounds a series of novel soluble polymers, poly(2,5-dialkoxy-1,4-phenyleneethynylene)s (PPE polymers) were synthesized using palladium-catalysis. The molecular weights (MW) range from 8,000 to 40,000. Properties such as absorption, fluorescence, and conductivity were studied. A PPE polymer with butoxy side chain exhibits a weak electrical conductivity ({sigma} = 10{sup {minus}3} S/cm) after doping with AsF{sub 5}. Absorption spectra in THF solution at room temperature (RT) show a maximum at 440 nm. However, absorption spectra of PPE polymers in the film state at (RT) show a maximum at 480 nm. PPE polymer-based light emitting diode (LED) devices have been prepared; greenish light from these LED devices can be observed. Poly(ethynylene-p-arylene-ethynylene-silylene)s were synthesized through the same palladium-catalyzed polymerization; MWs are between 6,000 and 82,000. Absorption and fluorescence were studied. Some of these polymers exhibit thermotropic liquid crystalline properties. In addition, nonlinear optical properties were briefly examined. Poly(silylene-ethynylene) homopolymers as well as alternating copolymers were synthesized through a novel palladium-catalyzed polymerization; MWs range from 56 {times} 10{sup 3} to 5.3 {times} 10{sup 3}. Thermal stability of these was also investigated; char yields range from 56 to 83%. One of these polymers exhibits thermotropic liquid crystalline properties.

Yiwei, Ding

1994-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

474

Propagation of harmonic plane waves in a general anisotropic porous solid  

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......harmonic plane waves in a general anisotropic porous solid M. D. Sharma...propagation is studied in a general anisotropic poroelastic solid. The presence...upper crust. Anisotropy in shales is an important issue in the...the mechanical behaviour of anisotropic porous solids is important......

M. D. Sharma

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

The mathematical structure of multiphase thermal models of flow in porous media  

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The mathematical structure of multiphase thermal models of flow in porous media By Daniel E.A. van with the formulation and numerical solution of equations for modelling multicomponent, two-phase, thermal fluid flow typical flow behaviour that occurs during fluid injection into a reservoir. Keywords: porous media flow

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Transp Porous Med DOI 10.1007/s11242-010-9584-x  

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Transp Porous Med DOI 10.1007/s11242-010-9584-x Thermal Analysis of Flow in a Porous Medium Over. Keywords Similarity solution · Wall suction/injection · Stretching surface · Entropy generation · Boundary Injection parameter, fw = -vwL/u0 K K Permeability, m2 L Stretching surface length, m n Power

Bahrami, Majid

477

Macroscale Properties of Porous Media from a Network Model of Bio lm Processes  

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Macroscale Properties of Porous Media from a Network Model of Bio#12;lm Processes Brian J. Suchomel porosity and permeability changes in a porous medium as a result of bio#12;lm buildup in the pore spaces. A bio#12;lm consists of bacteria and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) bonded together

478

A LATTICE BOLTZMANN MODEL FOR CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER IN POROUS MEDIA  

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A LATTICE BOLTZMANN MODEL FOR CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER IN POROUS MEDIA Zhaoli Guo and T. S. Zhao Kong, China A lattice Boltzmann model for convection heat transfer in porous media is proposed-difference, finite-volume, and finite-element methods (e.g., [2, 3]). The lattice Boltzmann method (LBM

Zhao, Tianshou

479

Linking drainage front morphology with gaseous diffusion in unsaturated porous media: A lattice Boltzmann study  

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porous media is analyzed using the lattice Boltzmann method LBM . Flow regimes for immiscible in a physical experiment such as a micromodel. In this study, we use the lattice Boltzmann method LBMLinking drainage front morphology with gaseous diffusion in unsaturated porous media: A lattice

Shor, Leslie McCabe

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DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901982 Template-Synthesized Porous Silicon Carbide as an Effective Host  

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DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901982 Template-Synthesized Porous Silicon Carbide as an Effective Host, especially those that can work more du- rably under harsh conditions. Silicon carbide (SiC) is a promising has been de- veloped for the fabrication of porous silicon carbide (SiC) by means of sin- tering

Bao, Xinhe

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481

Numerical study of natural convection in a vertical porous annulus with discrete heating  

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Numerical study of natural convection in a vertical porous annulus with discrete heating M. Sankar online 20 December 2010 Keywords: Natural convection Annulus Discrete heating Porous medium Radii ratio to discrete heating. The outer wall is maintained iso- thermally at a lower temperature, while the top

Lopez, John M.

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668 / JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING / JULY 1999 BACTERIAL TRANSPORT IN GAS-SPARGED POROUS MEDIUM  

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sparging a saturated porous medium produces a mobile water interface that was hypothesized to facilitate-aquifer remediation using bioaugmentation, more efficient meth- ods are needed to widely disperse pollutant-degrading bacteria in porous media. Under water-saturated condi- tions, bacteria readily adhere to soil particles

483

Ultra-low reflection porous silicon nanowires for solar cell applications  

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Ultra-low reflection porous silicon nanowires for solar cell applications A. Najar,1, * J. Charrier aligned Porous Silicon NanoWires (PSiNWs) were fabricated on silicon substrate using metal assisted a great potential to be utilized in radial or coaxial p-n heterojunction solar cells that could provide

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

484

A new formulation of immiscible compressible two-phase flow in porous media  

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and geological barriers for a deep repository for radioactive waste, sequestration of CO2 and other applicationsA new formulation of immiscible compressible two-phase flow in porous media Brahim Amaziane is proposed to describe immiscible compressible two-phase flow in porous media. The main feature

Rogina, Mladen

485

A SHARP INTERFACE REDUCTION FOR MULTIPHASE TRANSPORT IN A POROUS FUEL CELL ELECTRODE  

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A SHARP INTERFACE REDUCTION FOR MULTIPHASE TRANSPORT IN A POROUS FUEL CELL ELECTRODE KEITH exchange membrane fuel cell is a highly porous material which acts to distribute reactant gases uniformly perturbation, fuel cell electrodes, free surface. AMS subject classifications. 35B40, 35K55, 76R99, 76S05 1

Stockie, John

486

Analysis of the heat transfer and airflow in solar chimney drying system with porous absorber  

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Abstract In this paper, the chimney is assembled with porous absorber for the indirect-mode solar dryer. Local thermal non-equilibrium (LTNE) exists in the porous absorber, so the double energy equations and Brinkman–Forchheimer extended Darcy model are employed to analyze the heat transfer and flow in the solar porous absorber, and the k-? turbulent model coupled with the above equations are also used to investigate the influences of the porous absorber inclination and the height of drying system on the heat transfer in the solar dryer. The specific heat capacities (?c) and thermal conductivity ks have remarkable effects on the average temperature of solar porous absorber in the drying system. The mean temperature of the higher (?c) Aluminous solar absorber is lower and the top temperature of porous absorber delays due to lower thermal conductivity ks. The inclined angle of porous absorber influences the airflow and temperature field in the solar dryer greatly. With the height of solar dryer changing from 1.41 m to 1.81 m, the higher airflow velocity and the lower temperature at chimney exit can be achieved. The simulations agree with the published experimental data. All these results should be taken into account for the promotion and application of the solar chimney dryer with porous absorber.

Wei Chen; Man Qu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

EIS Studies of Porous Oxygen Electrodes with Discrete II. Transmission Line Modeling  

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EIS Studies of Porous Oxygen Electrodes with Discrete Particles II. Transmission Line Modeling Chad conclusions. We describe a new model based on an array of parallel, nonuniform transmission lines to be the first porous electrode transmission line model that incorporates such physically realistic features

488

Mathematical model and simulation of gas ow through a porous medium in high breaking capacity  

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Mathematical model and simulation of gas #29;ow through a porous medium in high breaking capacity, France. Abstract. A one-dimensional model is introduced to describe the gas #29;ow and the heat transfer model coupled with a porous medium model taking into account the mechanical interaction gas-silica sand

Sart, Remi

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RPM-2: A recyclable porous material with unusual adsorption capability: self assembly via structural transformations  

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-assembly of molecular electronics and smart materials will bring a new era in the field of material science.1 HoweverRPM-2: A recyclable porous material with unusual adsorption capability: self assembly via, fully recyclable porous material (RPM-2) with a very high sorption capability. Self

Li, Jing

490

Open Questions about Polymer Friction JANET S. WONG,1  

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perfluoropolyethers are more effective than competing polymers. In the regulation of the viscosity of engine oils

Granick, Steve

491

Conductive inks for metalization in integrated polymer microsystems  

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A system of metalization in an integrated polymer microsystem. A flexible polymer substrate is provided and conductive ink is applied to the substrate. In one embodiment the flexible polymer substrate is silicone. In another embodiment the flexible polymer substrate comprises poly(dimethylsiloxane).

Davidson, James Courtney (Livermore, CA); Krulevitch, Peter A. (Pleasanton, CA); Maghribi, Mariam N. (Livermore, CA); Benett, William J. (Livermore, CA); Hamilton, Julie K. (Tracy, CA); Tovar, Armando R. (San Antonio, TX)

2006-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymer nanocomposites based on transition metal ion modified organoclays  

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from both academic and industrial laboratories in the past several years [1,2]. Polymer nanocom in modulus, toughness, and barrier properties may be obtained. Typically, the improved properties can.polymer.2006.12.005 Polymer 48 (2007) 827e840 www.elsevier.com/locate/polymer #12;formation of silica

Frenkel, Anatoly

493

Glass/polymer composites and methods of making  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to new glass/polymer composites and methods for making them. More specifically, the invention is glass/polymer composites having phases that are at the molecular level and thereby practicably indistinguishable. The invention further discloses making molecular phase glass/polymer composites by mixing a glass and a polymer in a compatible solvent.

Samuels, W. D. (Richland, WA); Exarhos, Gregory J. (Richland, WA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructural coarsening effects on redox instability and mechanical damage in solid oxide fuel cell anodes  

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In state-of-the-art high temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) a porous composite of nickel and yttria stabilized zirconia (Ni/YSZ) is employed as the anode. The rapid oxidation of Ni into NiO is regarded as the main cause of the so-called reduction-oxidation (redox) instability in Ni/YSZ anodes due to the presence of extensive bulk volume changes associated with this reaction. As a consequence the development of internal stresses can lead to performance degradation and/or structural failure. In this study we employ a recently developed continuum formalism to quantify the mechanical deformation behavior and evolution of internal stresses in Ni/YSZ porous anodes due to re-oxidation. In our approach a local failure criterion is coupled to the continuum framework in order to account for the heterogeneous damage accumulation in the YSZ phase. The hallmark of our approach is the ability to track the spatial evolution of mechanical damage and capture the interaction of YSZ damaged regions with the local microstructure. Simulation results highlight the importance of the microstructure characterized by Ni to YSZ particle size ratio on the redox behavior and damage accumulation in as-synthesized SOFC anode systems. Moreover a redox-strain-to-failure criterion is developed to quantify the degree by which coarsened anode microstructures become more susceptible to mechanical damage during re-oxidation.

F. Abdeljawad; M. Haataja

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

The viscosity of polymer melts  

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A simple theoretical argument is presented that gives the scaling behavior of the relaxation time in a polymer melt as a function of molecular weight M. The framework for this theory is based on the reptation model of de Gennes but also incorporates the effects of excluded volume. It is argued that the effects of excluded volume change the relaxation time from M 3 to M 3 exp(const×M 2/3). This argument agrees qualitatively with a direct simulation of the reptation model that incorporates many?chain excluded volume interactions. This simulation fits experimental data quite well giving an effective power law relationship between viscosity ? and molecular weight namely ??M 3.4±.1.

J. M. Deutsch

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Megahertz organic/polymer diodes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Featured is an organic/polymer diode having a first layer composed essentially of one of an organic semiconductor material or a polymeric semiconductor material and a second layer formed on the first layer and being electrically coupled to the first layer such that current flows through the layers in one direction when a voltage is applied in one direction. The second layer is essentially composed of a material whose characteristics and properties are such that when formed on the first layer, the diode is capable of high frequency rectifications on the order of megahertz rectifications such as for example rectifications at one of above 100KHz, 500KhZ, IMHz, or 10 MHz. In further embodiments, the layers are arranged so as to be exposed to atmosphere.

Katz, Howard Edan; Sun, Jia; Pal, Nath Bhola

2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

497

Improving reservoir conformance using gelled polymer systems. Final report, September 25, 1992--July 31, 1996  

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The objectives of the research program were to (1) identify and develop polymer systems which have potential to improve reservoir conformance of fluid displacement processes, (2) determine the performance of these systems in bulk and in porous media, and (3) develop methods to predict their performance in field applications. The research focused on four types of gel systems--KUSP1 systems that contain an aqueous polysaccharide designated KUSP1, phenolic-aldehyde systems composed of resorcinol and formaldehyde, colloidal-dispersion systems composed of polyacrylamide and aluminum citrate, and a chromium-based system where polyacrylamide is crosslinked by chromium(III). Gelation behavior of the resorcinol-formaldehyde systems and the KUSP1-borate system was examined. Size distributions of aggregates that form in the polyacrylamide-aluminum colloidal-dispersion gel system were determined. Permeabilities to brine of several rock materials were significantly reduced by gel treatments using the KUSP1 polymer-ester (monoethyl phthalate) system, the KUSP1 polymer-boric acid system, and the sulfomethylated resorcinol-formaldehyde system were also shown to significantly reduce the permeability to supercritical carbon dioxide. A mathematical model was developed to simulate the behavior of a chromium redox-polyacrylamide gel system that is injected through a wellbore into a multi-layer reservoir in which crossflow between layers is allowed. The model describes gelation kinetics and filtration of pre-gel aggregates in the reservoir. Studies using the model demonstrated the effect filtration of gel aggregates has on the placement of gel systems in layered reservoirs.

Green, D.W.; Willhite, G.P.; Buller, C.; McCool, S.; Vossoughi, S.; Michnick, M.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Image enhancement with polymer grid triode arrays  

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An array of polymer grid triodes connected by a common grid functions as a {open_quotes}plastic retina,{close_quotes} providing local contrast gain control for image enhancement. This simple device, made from layers of conducting polymers, functions as an active resistive network that performs center-surround filtering. The polymer grid triode array with common grid is a continuous analog of the discrete approach of Mead, with a variety of fabrication advantages and significant savings in area within the unit cell of each pixel. 6 refs., 4 figs.

Heeger, A.J.; Heeger, D.J.; Langan, J. [UNIAX Corporation, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)] [and others

1995-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

499

Preparation and Properties of Poly(ethylene oxide) Star Nicholas A. Peppas, Ankush Argade, Saumitra Bhargava  

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(ethylene oxide) (PEO) star polymers were prepared by anionic polymerization of methacryloyl chloride and glyceryl) of molecular weight 400. The final product was washed with methylene chloride and analyzed with infrared with sequential polymerization of multifunctional monomers from styrene and divinylbenzene (DVB).1 First

Peppas, Nicholas A.

500

Reactions of Polycarbonate with Cyclohexene Oxide and Phosphites: A Density Functional Study  

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bisphenol A polycarbonate (BPA-PC). We describe density functional (DF) calculations of the reactions of cyclohexene oxide (CHO, cyclohexane epoxide) and phosphites with chain segments of BPA- PC, with the aim to organic molecules and polymers, focusing on bisphenol A polycarbonate (BPA-PC). BPA-PC is an important