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  1. Analyses of femtosecond laser ablation of Ti, Zr, Hf

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    Grojo, D; Bruneau, S; Itina, T

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Femtosecond laser ablation of Ti, Zr and Hf has been investigated by means of in-situ plasma diagnostics. Fast plasma imaging with the aid of an intensified charged coupled device (ICCD) camera was used to characterise the plasma plume expansion on a nanosecond time scale. Time- and spaceresolved optical emission spectroscopy was employed to perform time-of-flight measurements of ions and neutral atoms. It is shown that two plasma components with different expansion velocities are generated by the ultra-short laser ablation process. The expansion behaviour of these two components has been analysed as a function of laser fluence and target material. The results are discussed in terms of mechanisms responsible for ultra-short laser ablation.

  2. Ternary ceramic alloys of Zr-Ce-Hf oxides

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    Becher, P.F.; Funkenbusch, E.F.

    1990-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A ternary ceramic alloy is described which produces toughening of zirconia and zirconia composites through the stress transformation from tetragonal phase to monoclinic phase. This alloy, having the general formula Ce[sub x]Hf[sub y]Zr[sub 1[minus]x[minus]y]O[sub 2], is produced through the addition of appropriate amounts of ceria and hafnia to the zirconia. Typically, improved toughness is achieved with about 5 to about 15 mol % ceria and up to about 40 mol % hafnia. The preparation of alloys of these compositions are given together with data as to the densities, tetragonal phase content, hardness and fracture toughness. The alloys are useful in preparing zirconia bodies as well as reinforcing ceramic composites. 1 fig.

  3. First-principles phase diagram calculations for the HfCTiC, ZrCTiC, and HfCZrC solid O. Adjaoud,1,*,

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    Steinle-Neumann, Gerd

    with and without approximations for excess vibrational free energies. Significant miscibility gaps are predicted vibrational free energy are estimated to be 7%, 20%, and 0%, for HfC­TiC, TiC­ZrC, and HfC­ZrC, respectively semiempirical methods exist to construct phase diagrams based on approximate free-energy functions

  4. Ternary ceramic alloys of ZR-CE-HF oxides

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    Becher, Paul F. (Oak Ridge, TN); Funkenbusch, Eric F. (White Bear Lake, MN)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A ternary ceramic alloy which produces toughening of zirconia and zirconia composites through the stress transformation from tetragonal phase to monoclinic phase. This alloy, having the general formula Ce.sub.x Hf.sub.y Zn.sub.1-x-y O.sub.2, is produced through the addition of appropriate amounts of ceria and hafnia to the zirconia. Typically, improved toughness is achieved with about 5 to about 15 mol % ceria and up to about 40 mol % hafnia. The preparation of alloys of these compositions are given together with data as to the densities, tetragonal phase content, hardness and fracture toughness. The alloys are useful in preparing zirconia bodies as well as reinforcing ceramic composites.

  5. A new class of materials with promising thermoelectric properties: MNiSn (M=Ti, Zr, Hf)

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    Hohl, H.; Ramirez, A.P.; Kaefer, W.; Fess, K.; Thurner, Ch.; Kloc, Ch.; Bucher, E.

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TiNiSn, ZrNiSn and HfNiSn are members of a large group of intermetallic compounds which crystallize in the cubic MgAgAs-type structure. Polycrystalline samples of these compounds have been prepared and investigated for their thermoelectric properties. With thermopowers of about {minus}200 {micro}V/K and resistivities of a few m{Omega}cm, power factors S{sup 2}/{rho} as high as 38 {micro}W/K{sup 2}cm were obtained at 700 K. These remarkably high power factors are, however, accompanied by a thermal conductivity, solid solutions Zr{sub 1{minus}x}Hf{sub x}NiSn, Zr{sub 1{minus}x}Ti{sub x}NiSn, and Hf{prime}{sub 1{minus}x}Ti{sub x}NiSn were formed. The figure of merit of Zr{sub 0.5}Hf{sub 0.5}NiSn at 700 K (ZT = 0.41) exceeds the end members ZrNiSn (ZT = 0.26) and HfNiSn (ZT = 0.22).

  6. Effects of ZrO{sub 2} doping on HfO{sub 2} resistive switching memory characteristics

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    Ryu, Seung Wook; Kwac, Jungsuk; Nishi, Yoshio [Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Cho, Seongjae, E-mail: felixcho@gachon.ac.kr [Department of Electronic Engineering and New Technology Component and Material Research Center (NCMRC), Gachon University, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do 461-741 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Joonsuk [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Kim, Hyeong Joon [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Inter-university Semiconductor Research Center (ISRC), Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A resistive switching (RS) random access memory device with ZrO{sub 2}-doped HfO{sub 2} exhibits better RS performance than that with pure HfO{sub 2}. In particular, I{sub res}, V{sub res}, and V{sub set} are reduced by approximately 58%, 38%, and 39%, respectively, when HfO{sub 2} is doped with ZrO{sub 2} (9 at.?%). In addition, the ZrO{sub 2} doping in HfO{sub 2} makes the distribution of most parameters steeper. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis reveals that the deposited zirconium-doped hafnium oxide (HZO) (9 at.?%) is polycrystalline. Elemental mapping results by scanning TEM–energy dispersive spectroscopy also prove that ZrO{sub 2} is uniformly distributed in the HZO (9 at.?%) film. The possible mechanism for the improvement in the RS characteristics is also suggested on the basis of the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results and filamentary RS mechanism. These results suggest that the ZrO{sub 2} doping into HfO{sub 2} likely not only will reduce power consumption but also will improve cyclic endurance by controlling the nonstoichiometric phase.

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

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

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. Electric transport properties of the pentatelluride materials HfTe{sub 5} and ZrTe{sub 5}

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    Tritt, T.M.; Wilson, M.L.; Littleton, R.L. [and others

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors have measured the resistivity and thermopower of single crystals as well as polycrystalline pressed powders of the low-dimensional pentatelluride materials: HfTe{sub 5} and ZrTe{sub 5}. They have performed these measurements as a function of temperature between 5K and 320K. In the single crystals there is a peak in the resistivity for both materials at a peak temperature, T{sub p} where T{sub p} {approx} 80K for HfTe{sub 5} and T{sub p} {approx} 145K for ZrTe{sub 5}. Both materials exhibit a large p-type thermopower around room temperature which undergoes a change to n-type below the peak. These data are similar to behavior observed previously in these materials. They have also synthesized pressed powders of polycrystalline pentatelluride materials, HfTe{sub 5} and ZrTe{sub 5}. They have measured the resistivity and thermopower of these polycrystalline materials as a function of temperature between 5K and 320K. For the polycrystalline material, the room temperature thermopower for each of these materials is relatively high, +95 {micro}V/K and +65 {micro}V/K for HfTe{sub 5} and ZrTe{sub 5}, respectively. These values compare closely to thermopower values for single crystals of these materials. At 77 K, the thermopower is +55 {micro}V/K for HfTe{sub 5} and +35 {micro}V/K for ZrTe{sub 5}. In fact, the thermopower for the polycrystals decreases monotonically with temperature to T {approx} 5K, thus exhibiting p-type behavior over the entire range of temperature. As expected, the resistivity for the polycrystals is higher than the single crystal material, with values of 430 m{Omega}-cm and 24 m{Omega}-cm for HfTe{sub 5} and ZrTe{sub 5} respectively, compared to single crystal values of 0.35 m{Omega}-cm (HfTe{sub 5}) and 1.0 m{Omega}-cm (ZrTe{sub 5}). The authors have found that the peak in the resistivity evident in both single crystal materials is absent in these polycrystalline materials. They will discuss these materials in relation to their potential as candidates for thermoelectric applications.

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

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    Evirgen, Alper

    2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. Electron-stimulated desorption from polished and vacuum fired 316LN stainless steel coated with Ti-Zr-Hf-V

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    Malyshev, Oleg B., E-mail: oleg.malyshev@stfc.ac.uk; Valizadeh, Reza; Hogan, Benjamin T.; Hannah, Adrian N. [ASTeC, STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury, Warrington, WA4 4AD Cheshire (United Kingdom)

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, two identical 316LN stainless steel tubular samples, which had previously been polished and vacuum-fired and then used for the electron-stimulated desorption (ESD) experiments, were coated with Ti-Zr-Hf-V with different morphologies: columnar and dense. ESD measurement results after nonevaporable getter (NEG) activation to 150, 180, 250, and 350?°C indicated that the values for the ESD yields are significantly (2–20 times) lower than the data from our previous study with similar coatings on nonvacuum-fired samples. Based on these results, the lowest pressure and best long-term performance in particle accelerators will be achieved with a vacuum-fired vacuum chamber coated with dense Ti-Zr-Hf-V coating activated at 180?°C. This is likely due to the following facts: after NEG activation, the hydrogen concentration inside the NEG was lower than in the bulk stainless steel substrate; the NEG coating created a barrier for gas diffusion from the sample bulk to vacuum; the dense NEG coating performed better as a barrier than the columnar NEG coating.

  11. First principle study of elastic and thermodynamic properties of ZrZn{sub 2} and HfZn{sub 2} under high pressure

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    Sun, Na; Zhang, Xinyu, E-mail: jiaqianqin@gmail.com; Ning, Jinliang; Zhang, Suhong; Liang, Shunxing; Ma, Mingzhen; Liu, Riping [State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China); Qin, Jiaqian, E-mail: jiaqianqin@gmail.com [Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330 (Thailand)

    2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A comprehensive investigation of the structural, elastic, and thermodynamic properties for Laves-phases ZrZn{sub 2} and HfZn{sub 2} are conducted using density functional total energy calculations combined with the quasi-harmonic Debye model. The optimized lattice parameters of ZrZn{sub 2} and HfZn{sub 2} compare well with available experimental values. We estimated the mechanical behaviors of both compounds under compression, including mechanical stability, Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, ductility, and anisotropy. Additionally, the thermodynamic properties as a function of pressure and temperature are analyzed and found to be in good agreement with the corresponding experimental data.

  12. 13.21 Geochemistry of the Rare-Earth Element, Nb, Ta, Hf, and Zr Deposits RL Linnen, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

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    Chakhmouradian, Anton

    13.21 Geochemistry of the Rare-Earth Element, Nb, Ta, Hf, and Zr Deposits RL Linnen, University of rare metals in natural fluids 551 13.21.2.2.2 Aqueous complexation and mineral solubility 552 13 Acknowledgments 564 References 564 13.21.1 Introduction Rare-element mineral deposits, also called rare-metal

  13. Density functional theory study of first-layer adsorption of ZrO2 and HfO2 on Ge(100)

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    Kummel, Andrew C.

    Density functional theory study of first-layer adsorption of ZrO2 and HfO2 on Ge(100) T.J. Grassman on the Ge(100)-4 Â 2 surface. Surface binding geometries of metal-down (O­M­Ge) and oxygen-down (M­ O­Ge) were considered, including both adsorbate and displacement geometries of M­O­Ge. Calculated enthalpies

  14. Mechanical properties of ZrB2- and HfB2-based ultra-high temperature ceramics fabricated by spark plasma sintering

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    Zapata-Solvas, E. [Imperial College, London; Jayaseelan, D. [Imperial College, London; Lin, Hua-Tay [ORNL; Brown, P. [DSTL, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK; Lee, W.E. [Imperial College, London

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Flexural strengths at room temperature, at 1400 C in air and at room temperature after 1 h oxidation at 1400 C were determined for ZrB2- and HfB2-based ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs). Defects caused by electrical discharge machining (EDM) lowered measured strengths significantly and were used to calculate fracture toughness via a fracture mechanics approach. ZrB2 with 20 vol.% SiC had room temperature strength of 700 90 MPa, fracture toughness of 6.4 0.6 MPa, Vickers hardness at 9.8 N load of 21.1 0.6 GPa, 1400 C strength of 400 30 MPa and room temperature strength after 1 h oxidation at 1400 C of 678 15 MPa with an oxide layer thickness of 45 5 m. HfB2 with 20 vol.% SiC showed room temperature strength of 620 50 MPa, fracture toughness of 5.0 0.4 MPa, Vickers hardness at 9.8 N load of 27.0 0.6 GPa, 1400 C strength of 590 150 MPa and room temperature strength after 1 h oxidation at 1400 C of 660 25 MPa with an oxide layer thickness of 12 1 m. 2 wt.% La2O3 addition to UHTCs slightly reduced mechanical performance while increasing tolerance to property degradation after oxidation and effectively aided internal stress relaxation during spark plasma sintering (SPS) cooling, as quantified by X-ray diffraction (XRD). Slow crack growth was suggested as the failure mechanism at high temperatures as a consequence of sharp cracks formation during oxidation.

  15. Determination of the density of the defect states in Hf{sub 0.5}Zr{sub 0.5}O{sub 2} high-k film Deposited by using rf-magnetron sputtering technique

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    Lu, W.; Lu, J. X.; Ou, X.; Liu, X. J.; Cao, Y. Q.; Li, A. D.; Xu, B.; Xia, Y. D.; Yin, J.; Liu, Z. G. [National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

    2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A memory structure Pt/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Hf{sub 0.5}Zr{sub 0.5}O{sub 2}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/p-Si was fabricated by using atomic layer deposition and rf-magnetron sputtering techniques, and its microstructure has been investigated by using the high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). By measuring the applied gate voltage dependence of the capacitance for the memory structure, the planar density of the trapped charges in Hf{sub 0.5}Zr{sub 0.5}O{sub 2} high-k film was estimated as 6.63 × 10{sup 12} cm{sup ?2}, indicating a body defect density of larger than 2.21 × 10{sup 19} cm{sup ?3}. It is observed that the post-annealing in N{sub 2} can reduces the defect density in Hf{sub 0.5}Zr{sub 0.5}O{sub 2} film, which was ascribed to the occupancy of oxygen vacancies by nitrogen atoms.

  16. Exploration of R2XM2 (R=Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, Hf, rare earth; X=main group element; M=transition metal, Si, Ge): Structural Motifs, the novel Compound Gd2AlGe2 and Analysis of the U3Si2 and Zr3Al2 Structure Types

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    Sean William McWhorter

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the process of exploring and understanding the influence of crystal structure on the system of compounds with the composition Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} several new compounds were synthesized with different crystal structures, but similar structural features. In Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4}, the main feature of interest is the magnetocaloric effect (MCE), which allows the material to be useful in magnetic refrigeration applications. The MCE is based on the magnetic interactions of the Gd atoms in the crystal structure, which varies with x (the amount of Si in the compound). The crystal structure of Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} can be thought of as being formed from two 3{sup 2}434 nets of Gd atoms, with additional Gd atoms in the cubic voids and Si/Ge atoms in the trigonal prismatic voids. Attempts were made to substitute nonmagnetic atoms for magnetic Gd using In, Mg and Al. Gd{sub 2}MgGe{sub 2} and Gd{sub 2}InGe{sub 2} both possess the same 3{sup 2}434 nets of Gd atoms as Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4}, but these nets are connected differently, forming the Mo{sub 2}FeB{sub 2} crystal structure. A search of the literature revealed that compounds with the composition R{sub 2}XM{sub 2} (R=Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, Hf, rare earth; X=main group element; M=transition metal, Si, Ge) crystallize in one of four crystal structures: the Mo{sub 2}FeB{sub 2}, Zr{sub 3}Al{sub 2}, Mn{sub 2}AlB{sub 2} and W{sub 2}CoB{sub 2} crystal structures. These crystal structures are described, and the relationships between them are highlighted. Gd{sub 2}AlGe{sub 2} forms an entirely new crystal structure, and the details of its synthesis and characterization are given. Electronic structure calculations are performed to understand the nature of bonding in this compound and how electrons can be accounted for. A series of electronic structure calculations were performed on models with the U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} and Zr{sub 3}Al{sub 2} structures, using Zr and A1 as the building blocks. The starting point for these models was the U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} structure, and models were created to simulate the transition from the idealized U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} structure to the distorted Zr{sub 3}Al{sub 2} structure. Analysis of the band structures of the models has shown that the transition from the U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} structure to the Zr{sub 3}Al{sub 2} structure lifts degeneracies along the {Lambda} {yields} Z direction, indicating a Peierls-type mechanism for the displacement occurring in the positions of the Zr atoms.

  17. Thermoelectric performance of nanostructured p-type Zr{sub 0.5}Hf{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.4}Rh{sub 0.6}Sb{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} half-Heusler alloys

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    Maji, Pramathesh; Makongo, Julien P.A. [Laboratory for Emerging Energy and Electronic Materials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Zhou, Xiaoyuan; Chi, Hang; Uher, Ctirad [Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Poudeu, Pierre F.P., E-mail: ppoudeup@umich.edu [Laboratory for Emerging Energy and Electronic Materials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Several compositions of the p-type half-Heusler alloys Zr{sub 0.5}Hf{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.4}Rh{sub 0.6}Sb{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} (0?x?0.4) were synthesized by mechanically alloying high purity elemental powders using hardened steel jars and balls on a high energy shaker mill. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) investigations of several aliquots taken after regularly spaced milling time suggested that single phase products with half-Heusler (HH) structure can be obtained after 10 h. However, XRD and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies of several specimens obtained from compacted polycrystalline powders of Zr{sub 0.5}Hf{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.4}Rh{sub 0.6}Sb{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} alloys using a uniaxial hot press (HP) revealed the presence of CoSb inclusions with various sizes embedded inside the HH matrix. Hall effect, electrical conductivity, and thermopower data collected between 300 K and 775 K on several compositions suggested that electronic transport in the synthesized Zr{sub 0.5}Hf{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.4}Rh{sub 0.6}Sb{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x}/CoSb composites strongly depends on the average size and/or mole fraction of the embedded CoSb inclusions rather than the fraction (x) of Sn substituting for Sb. Among the samples investigated, the nanocomposite with x=0.2, which contains nanometer-scale CoSb inclusions, showed the largest power factor (800 ?W/K{sup 2} m at 775 K) and the lowest lattice thermal conductivity (?2.2 W/m K at 775 K) leading to a six-fold enhancement in the figure of merit when compared to the Zr{sub 0.5}Hf{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.4}Rh{sub 0.6}Sb{sub 0.99}Sn{sub 0.01} bulk matrix. - Graphical abstract: CoSb nanoinclusions embedded into a p-type Zr{sub 0.5}Hf{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.4}Rh{sub 0.6}Sb{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} half-Heusler matrix simultaneously boost the thermopower and carrier mobility leading to a drastic enhancement of the power factor of the resulting bulk nanostructured materials. - Highlights: • The phase composition of half-Heusler (HH) alloy is very sensitive to the synthesis method. • Mechanical alloying (MA) of elements results in bulk HH matrix with CoSb inclusions. • CoSb nanoinclusions simultaneously boost the thermopower and carrier mobility with the HH matrix. • The MA process reduces lattice thermal conductivity due to high density of grain boundaries.

  18. Co.ra

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  19. Hf Transition Probabilities and Abundances

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    J. E. Lawler; E. A. Den Hartog; Z. E. Labby; C. Sneden; J. J. Cowan; I. I. Ivans

    2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiative lifetimes from laser-induced fluorescence measurements, accurate to about +/- 5 percent, are reported for 41 odd-parity levels of Hf II. The lifetimes are combined with branching fractions measured using Fourier transform spectrometry to determine transition probabilities for 150 lines of Hf II. Approximately half of these new transition probabilities overlap with recent independent measurements using a similar approach. The two sets of measurements are found to be in good agreement for measurements in common. Our new laboratory data are applied to refine the hafnium photospheric solar abundance and to determine hafnium abundances in 10 metal-poor giant stars with enhanced r-process abundances. For the Sun we derive log epsilon (Hf) = 0.88 +/- 0.08 from four lines; the uncertainty is dominated by the weakness of the lines and their blending by other spectral features. Within the uncertainties of our analysis, the r-process-rich stars possess constant Hf/La and Hf/Eu abundance ratios, log epsilon (Hf/La) = -0.13 +/- 0.02 (sigma = 0.06) and log epsilon (Hf/Eu) = +0.04 +/- 0.02 (sigma = 0.06). The observed average stellar abundance ratio of Hf/Eu and La/Eu is larger than previous estimates of the solar system r-process-only value, suggesting a somewhat larger contribution from the r-process to the production of Hf and La. The newly determined Hf values could be employed as part of the chronometer pair, Th/Hf, to determine radioactive stellar ages.

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  1. Magnetic properties of HITPERM ,,Fe,Co...88Zr7B4Cu1 magnets M. A. Willard,a)

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    Laughlin, David E.

    power applications requires new bulk soft magnetic materials that 1 are capable of operating at higher magnetization that persists to the phase transformation at 980 °C. Alternating current permeability experiments nanocrystalline Fe­Si­B­Nb­Cu alloys and nanocrystalline Fe­M­B­Cu M Zr, Nb, Hf, etc. alloys have been optimized

  2. eRA Training Team1 Terminations

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    Baker, Chris I.

    eRA Training Team1 xTrain Terminations Electronic Research Administration Sponsored by: The National Institutions of Health, Office of Extramural Research April 2010 #12;eRA Training Team2 xTrain General Information xTrain Overview The following section provides general information on the xTrain

  3. eRA Training Team1 Terminations

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    Baker, Chris I.

    eRA Training Team1 xTrain Terminations Electronic Research Administration Sponsored by: The National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research March 2012 #12;eRA Training Team2 xTrain General Information xTrain Overview The following section provides general information on the xTrain

  4. Collisional quenching of highly rotationally excited HF

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    Yang, Benhui; Forrey, R C; Stancil, P C; Balakrishnan, N

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Collisional excitation rate coefficients play an important role in the dynamics of energy transfer in the interstellar medium. In particular, accurate rotational excitation rates are needed to interpret microwave and infrared observations of the interstellar gas for nonlocal thermodynamic equilibrium line formation. Theoretical cross sections and rate coefficients for collisional deexcitation of rotationally excited HF in the vibrational ground state are reported. The quantum-mechanical close-coupling approach implemented in the nonreactive scattering code MOLSCAT was applied in the cross section and rate coefficient calculations on an accurate 2D HF-He potential energy surface. Estimates of rate coefficients for H and H$_2$ colliders were obtained from the HF-He collisional data with a reduced-potential scaling approach. The calculation of state-to-state rotational quenching cross sections for HF due to He with initial rotational levels up to $j=20$ were performed for kinetic energies from 10$^{-5}$ to 15000...

  5. Ra-226 radioassay of soil and tailings

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    Sabau, C.S.; Rayno, D.R.; Kretz, N.D.; Zelle, P.W.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies of inactive uranium tailings piles have shown that tailings sands containing Ra-226 and other radionuclides may be dispersed by wind and water erosion, causing contamination of adjacent areas. To conduct an effective cleanup operation, it is necessary that boundaries of contamination be well defined. To accomplish this, data from surface gamma-ray surveys made under the Measurement Monitoring Program of the US DOE's Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project (UMTRAP) are first used to delineate a general outline of the contaminated area. Then, data from portable scintillometer surveys and from sealed-can gamma-ray analyses of soil samples are used to more precisely define the perimeter of Ra-226 contamination. These field measurements are supported by radiochemical analyses of randomly selected samples. Because of its adaptability to the widely varying chemical composition of the material in these samples, the complexing agent EDTA is used in a complexometric leaching procedure to analyze Ra-226. By this procedure, natural concentrations of Ra-226 in soil (approx. 1 pCi/g) can be measured routinely. The potential limit of detection is in the 0.1 to 0.5 pCi/g range. Details of the method, which includes leaching of radium followed by radon de-emanation, are described. Comparative data for various soil and tailings samples are presented.

  6. Removal of uranium from aqueous HF solutions

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    Pulley, Howard (West Paducah, KY); Seltzer, Steven F. (Paducah, KY)

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is a simple and effective method for removing uranium from aqueous HF solutions containing trace quantities of the same. The method comprises contacting the solution with particulate calcium fluoride to form uranium-bearing particulates, permitting the particulates to settle, and separting the solution from the settled particulates. The CaF.sub.2 is selected to have a nitrogen surface area in a selected range and is employed in an amount providing a calcium fluoride/uranium weight ratio in a selected range. As applied to dilute HF solutions containing 120 ppm uranium, the method removes at least 92% of the uranium, without introducing contaminants to the product solution.

  7. Mobile HF Sources Research & Applica5ons

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    Anlage, Steven

    of the new physics concepts · Collaborate with the Arecibo, HAARP, SURA and EISCAT, Transmi8er Power, ERP, sweeping rate, modula5on, pulse length #12;THE HAARP HEATER Acceleration (HAARP at 1 MW, EISCAT) 7 #12;Fron5er IM Issues - Examples HF-Induced Ar5ficial

  8. Kinetics Of Charge Generation During Formation Of Hf And Zr Silicate Dielectrics

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    Gougousi, Theodosia

    shadow masks. Capacitance vs. voltage (CV) measurements are performed with a HP4284 impedance meter at 1 (600 or 900°C) on the flatband voltage using capacitance vs. voltage measurements. We find, the films are oxidized ex-situ in a tube furnace at 600°C in the presence of N2O, a process that is known

  9. Analyses of femtosecond laser ablation of Ti, Zr and Hf. D. Grojo, J. Hermann*

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    that two plasma components with different expansion velocities are generated by the ultra-short laser sources, the thermal damage of the material is strongly reduced when using ultra-short laser pulses fluence and target material. The results are discussed in terms of mechanisms responsible for ultra-short

  10. Metal-Organic Frameworks Based on Previously Unknown Zr8/Hf Cubic

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOnItemResearch > The EnergyCenter (LMI-EFRC)MaRIETechnologiesMesdi

  11. ELF/VLF PHASED ARRAY GENERATION VIA FREQUENCY-MATCHED STEERING OF A CONTINUOUS HF

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    .6 MW HAARP HF heating facility in Alaska, we show that proper utilization of motion of the HF beam can

  12. Numerical prediction of the thermodynamic properties of ternary Al-Ni-Hf alloys

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    Romanowska, Jolanta; Kotowski, S?awomir; Zagula-Yavorska, Maryana [Rzeszów University of Technology (Poland)

    2014-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermodynamic properties of ternary Al-Hf-Ni system, such as {sup ex}G, ?{sub Al}, ?{sub Ni} and ?{sub Zr} at 1373K were predicted on the basis of thermodynamic properties of binary systems included in the investigated ternary system. The idea of predicting {sup ex}G values was regarded as the calculation of excess Gibbs energy values inside a certain area (a Gibbs triangle) unless all boundary conditions, that is values of {sup ex}G on all legs of the triangle are known. {sup ex}G and L{sub ijk} ternary interaction parameters in the Muggianu extension of the Redlich-Kister formalism are calculated numerically using Wolfram Mathematica 9 software.

  13. HF separation in a carbonylation process

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    Grote, D.; Trivedi, B.C.; Mason, T.O.

    1987-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes the carbonylation of an olefin with carbon monoxide in the presence of hydrogen fluoride catalyst wherein the reaction product is treated with water to produce a mixture of a carboxylic acid, HF and optionally water. The improvement comprises contacting at a temperature in the range of from about 25/sup 0/C up to about 100/sup 0/C, the mixture with one side of a cation permeable membrane of a copolymer of tetrafluoro ethylene and perfluoro-3, 6-dioxa-4-methyl-octen sulfamic acid whose other side is in contact with water.

  14. R.A. Spicer -Publications. January, 2010 1 R.A. Spicer Publications -Articles, Papers and Books

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    Spicer, Robert A

    2 108. Spicer, R.A., Ahlberg, A., Herman, A.B., Hofmann, C-C., Raikevich, M., Valdes, P -de Leon, M.P., Spicer, R.A., and Steart, D.C., In Press. Climatic reconstruction of two Pliocene Yakutia). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatolgy, Palaeoecology, 111. Moiseeva, M.G., Herman, A.B., and Spicer

  15. DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Name of SOP Manual Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) Etching of Glass

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    Thompson, Michael

    required Fume Hood, safety eye goggles, lab coat, two layers of nitrile gloves and HF Safety Kit Sequential containers. 5. HF is a glass etchant; only use plastic labware to contain HF. 6. Personal protective gear

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

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    Witusiewicz, V.T.; Sommer, F.

    2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. Amorphous powders of Al-Hf prepared by mechanical alloying

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    Schwarz, R.B.; Hannigan, J.W.; Sheinberg, H.; Tiainen, T.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We synthesized amorphous Al/sub 50/Hf/sub 50/ alloy powder by mechanically alloying an equimolar mixture of crystalline powders of Al and Hf using hexane as a dispersant. We characterized the powder as a function of mechanical-alloying time by scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and differential scanning calorimetry. Amorphous Al/sub 50/Hf/sub 50/ powder heated at 10 K s/sup /minus/1/ crystallizes polymorphously at 1003 K into orthorhombic AlHf (CrB-type structure). During mechanical alloying, some hexane decomposes and hydrogen and carbon are incorporated into the amorphous alloy powder. The hydrogen can be removed by annealing the powder by hot pressing at a temperature approximately 30 K below the crystallization temperature. The amorphous compacts have a diamond pyramidal hardness of 1025 DPH. 24 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Theoretical Assessment of 178m2Hf De-Excitation

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    Hartouni, E P; Chen, M; Descalle, M A; Escher, J E; Loshak, A; Navratil, P; Ormand, W E; Pruet, J; Thompson, I J; Wang, T F

    2008-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This document contains a comprehensive literature review in support of the theoretical assessment of the {sup 178m2}Hf de-excitation, as well as a rigorous description of controlled energy release from an isomeric nuclear state.

  19. RAPID DETERMINATION OF RA-226 IN ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES

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    Maxwell, S.

    2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A new rapid method for the determination of {sup 226}Ra in environmental samples has been developed at the Savannah River Site Environmental Lab (Aiken, SC, USA) that can be used for emergency response or routine sample analyses. The need for rapid analyses in the event of a Radiological Dispersive Device or Improvised Nuclear Device event is well-known. In addition, the recent accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in March, 2011 reinforces the need to have rapid analyses for radionuclides in environmental samples in the event of a nuclear accident. {sup 226}Ra (T1/2 = 1,620 years) is one of the most toxic of the long-lived alpha-emitters present in the environment due to its long life and its tendency to concentrate in bones, which increases the internal radiation dose of individuals. The new method to determine {sup 226}Ra in environmental samples utilizes a rapid sodium hydroxide fusion method for solid samples, calcium carbonate precipitation to preconcentrate Ra, and rapid column separation steps to remove interferences. The column separation process uses cation exchange resin to remove large amounts of calcium, Sr Resin to remove barium and Ln Resin as a final purification step to remove {sup 225}Ac and potential interferences. The purified {sup 226}Ra sample test sources are prepared using barium sulfate microprecipitation in the presence of isopropanol for counting by alpha spectrometry. The method showed good chemical recoveries and effective removal of interferences. The determination of {sup 226}Ra in environmental samples can be performed in less than 16 h for vegetation, concrete, brick, soil, and air filter samples with excellent quality for emergency or routine analyses. The sample preparation work takes less than 6 h. {sup 225}Ra (T1/2 = 14.9 day) tracer is used and the {sup 225}Ra progeny {sup 217}At is used to determine chemical yield via alpha spectrometry. The rapid fusion technique is a rugged sample digestion method that ensures that any refractory radium particles are effectively digested. The preconcentration and column separation steps can also be applied to aqueous samples with good results.

  20. Submitted to J. Vac. Sci. Technol., December 11, 1998 1 Growth of Hf and HfN on GaN by Molecular Beam Epitaxy

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    Cohen, Philip I.

    Submitted to J. Vac. Sci. Technol., December 11, 1998 1 Growth of Hf and HfN on GaN by Molecular-type GaN(000¯1) by MBE using a custom built Hf electron beam source and an ammonia leak. The films were). It was found that epitaxial growth of Hf is possible even at room temperature. GaN films varying in thickness

  1. Simulation of Heat Treatment Distortion R.A. Hardin1

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    Beckermann, Christoph

    quenched in water and in oil. Unfortunately, due to the lack of documentation on the heat treatment process a test piece casting to be produced at a participating foundry to provide data on heat treatmentSimulation of Heat Treatment Distortion R.A. Hardin1 and C. Beckermann2 1 Research Engineer, 2

  2. NEWS & VIEWS X-RaY oPtiCS

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    Loss, Daniel

    NEWS & VIEWS X-RaY oPtiCS Clarity through a keyhole Janos Hajdu1,2 & Filipe R. n. C. maia2 are at 1 Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo, as it does in conventional crystallography, but only on the wavelength used, the extent of ionization damage

  3. Acidizing of Sandstone Reservoirs Using HF and Organic Acids

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    Yang, Fei

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    funnel and 0.2 µm filter paper. The concentrations of Si, Al, Ca, Mg, Fe in filtrate were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma (ICP) analysis using Optima 7000 DV ICP- OES system and WinLab 32TM software. The solid part was dried under room..., Mg, Fe, Al, and Si by ICP analysis using Optima 7000 DV ICP- OES system and WinLab 32TM software. 2.2.4 Core flood experiments on Berea sandstone cores using different amounts of HF To investigate the effect of HF amount on the outcome...

  4. Hole Trapping at Surfaces of mZrO2 and mHfO2 Nanocrystals. |...

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    surface. These fundamental results are relevant to mechanisms of water oxidation, photocatalysis, contact charging, and photodesorption. Citation: Wolf MJ, KP Mckenna, and AL...

  5. High-power ELF radiation generated by modulated HF heating of the ionosphere can cause Earthquakes, Cyclones and localized heating

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    transmitter radiates a strong beam of high- frequency (HF) waves modulated at ELF. This HF heating modulates-frequency (HF) radiation in the megahertz range [7]. This heating modulates the electron's temperature in the D

  6. Early (4.5 Ga) formation of terrestrial crust: LuHf, 18 thermometry results for Hadean zircons

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    Harrison, Mark

    of the volumetrically larger domain sampled by laser drilling against the spatially more restricted ion microprobe ages the characterization of 176 Hf/177 Hf initial ratios (Hf ) in Hadean zircons by acquiring a further 116 laser ablation

  7. Thermoelectric Transport in a ZrN/ScN Superlattice

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at Springerlink.com Thermoelectric Transport in a ZrN/ScNthe potential for a high thermoelectric ?gure of merit. Theexperimental studies of the thermoelectric transport in ZrN/

  8. Performance & Risk Assessment Community of Practice (P&RA CoP...

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    P&RA CoP's Technical Exchange Meeting held on December 11-12, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV P&RA CoP's Technical Exchange Meeting held on December 11-12, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV P&RA CoP's...

  9. Octupole collectivity in $^{220}$Rn and $^{224}$Ra

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    Gaffney, Liam Paul

    Collective properties of the radioactive nuclei $^{220}$Rn and $^{224}$Ra have been studied via Coulomb excitation of a $2.8$~A.MeV radioactive ion beam (RIB) incident upon $^{60}$Ni, $^{112,114}$Cd and $^{120}$Sn targets. The experiments took place at the REX-ISOLDE RIB facility, CERN. De-excitation $gamma$-ray yields following multiple-step Coulomb excitation were detected in coincidence with recoiling target nuclei in the Miniball spectrometer. For the first time, $B(E3;3^{+} ightarrow0^{+})$ values have been directly measured with a radioactive ion beam. In the process, $^{224}$Ra becomes the heaviest post-accelerated RIB to date at ISOLDE (with the possible exception of the quasi-stable $^{238}$U). The measurements presented in this thesis represent a tripling of the number of nuclei around $Zsimeq88$ and $Nsimeq134$, for which direct measurements of the octupole collectivity have been performed. The only previous measurements being for the relatively long-lived $^{226}$Ra. The $gamma$-ray yields, in con...

  10. Bremsstrahlung emission during $?$-decay of $^{226}{\\rm Ra}$

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    Giorgio Giardina; Giovanni Fazio; Giuseppe Mandaglio; Marina Manganaro; Serghei P. Maydanyuk; Vladislav S. Olkhovsky; Nikolay V. Eremin; Anton A. Paskhalov; Dmitry A. Smirnov; Carmelo Sacca

    2008-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We obtained the spectrum of probability of the bremsstrahlung emission accompanying the $\\alpha$-decay of $^{226}{\\rm Ra}$ (E$_{\\alpha}$=4.8 MeV) by measuring the $\\alpha$-$\\gamma$ coincidences and using the model presented in our previous study on the $\\alpha-$decay of $^{214}{\\rm Po}$ (E$_{\\alpha}$=7.7 MeV). We compare the experimental data with the quantum mechanical calculation and find a good agreement between theory and experiment. We discuss the differences between the photon spectra connected with the $\\alpha$-decay of the $^{226}{\\rm Ra}$ and $^{214}{\\rm Po}$ nuclei. For the two mentioned nuclei we analyze the bremsstrahlung emission contributions from the tunneling and external regions of the nucleus barrier into the total spectrum, and we find the destructive interference between these contributions. We also find that the emission of photons during tunneling of the $\\alpha$-particle gives an important contribution to the bremsstrahlung spectrum in the whole E$_{\\gamma}$ energy range of the studied $^{226}$Ra nucleus.

  11. Superior Performance of HIS-SelectTM HF Nickel

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    Lebendiker, Mario

    Superior Performance of HIS-SelectTM HF Nickel Affinity Gel By John Dapron, Michael Harvey, Heidi by immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC), using nickel as the affinity ligand. Sigma-Aldrich has been expanding its line of specialty HIS-Select nickel chelate affinity media to meet the varied needs

  12. HF beam parameters in ELF/VLF wave generation via modulated heating of the ionosphere

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    Program (HAARP) facility near Gakona, AK, we investigate the effect of HF frequency and beam size-ionosphere waveguide generally decreases with increasing HF frequency between 2.75­9.50 MHz. HAARP is also capable is then applied to also predict the effect of HF beam parameters on magnetospheric injection with HAARP. Citation

  13. Capacitive Behavior of HF Power Transformers: Global Approach to Draw Robust Equivalent Circuits

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    behavior of all components. Among these components, HF power transformers constitute a special case. EvenCapacitive Behavior of HF Power Transformers: Global Approach to Draw Robust Equivalent Circuits of n-windings HF power transformers. A global approach, mainly based on energy considerations about

  14. Ra Solar Systems Solutions SL | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I GeothermalPotentialBiopowerSolidGenerationMethodInformationeNevada <RECServices,RYPOS Inc Jump to:Ra

  15. Ionizing wave via high-power HF acceleration

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    Mishin, Evgeny

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent ionospheric modification experiments with the 3.6 MW transmitter at the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility in Alaska led to discovery of artificial ionization descending from the nominal interaction altitude in the background F-region ionosphere by ~60 km. This paper presents a physical model of an ionizing wavefront created by suprathermal electrons accelerated by the HF-excited plasma turbulence.

  16. The Bayo Canyon/radioactive lanthanum (RaLa) program

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    Dummer, J.E.; Taschner, J.C.; Courtright, C.C.

    1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LANL conducted 254 radioactive lanthanum (RaLa) implosion experiments Sept. 1944-March 1962, in order to test implosion designs for nuclear weapons. High explosives surrounding common metals (surrogates for Pu) and a radioactive source containing up to several thousand curies of La, were involved in each experiment. The resulting cloud was deposited as fallout, often to distances of several miles. This report was prepared to summarize existing records as an aid in evaluating the off-site impact, if any, of this 18-year program. The report provides a historical setting for the program, which was conducted in Technical Area 10, Bayo Canyon about 3 miles east of Los Alamos. A description of the site is followed by a discussion of collateral experiments conducted in 1950 by US Air Force for developing an airborne detector for tracking atmospheric nuclear weapons tests. All known off-site data from the RaLa program are tabulated and discussed. Besides the radiolanthanum, other potential trace radioactive material that may have been present in the fallout is discussed and amounts estimated. Off-site safety considerations are discussed; a preliminary off-site dose assessment is made. Bibliographical data on 33 persons important to the program are presented as footnotes.

  17. Compression mode resonances in Zr-90

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    Youngblood, David H.; Lui, YW; John, B.; Tokimoto, Y.; Clark, HL; Chen, X.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Compression mode resonances in 90Zr D. H. Youngblood, Y.-W. Lui, B. John,* Y. Tokimoto, H. L. Clark, and X. Chen Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA (Received 18 February 2004; published 20 May 2004..., JOHN, TOKIMOTO, CLARK, AND CHEN PHYSICAL REVIEW C 69, 054312 (2004) 054312-2 Fig. 2. The continuum distributions are similar over the en- tire energy range, whereas the angular distributions of the cross sections for the peak change...

  18. Evolution of E2 transition strength in deformed hafnium isotopes from new measurements on $^{172}$Hf, $^{174}$Hf, and $^{176}$Hf

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    M. Rudigier; K. Nomura; M. Dannhoff; R-B. Gerst; J. Jolie; N. Saed-Samii; S. Stegemann; J-M. Régis; L. M. Robledo; R. Rodríguez-Guzmán; A. Blazhev; Ch. Fransen; N. Warr; K. O. Zell

    2015-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The available data for E2 transition strengths in the region between neutron-deficient Hf and Pt isotopes are far from complete. More and precise data are needed to enhance the picture of structure evolution in this region and to test state-of-the-art nuclear models. In a simple model, the maximum collectivity is expected at the middle of the major shell. However, for actual nuclei, this picture may no longer be the case, and one should use a more realistic nuclear-structure model. We address this point by studying the spectroscopy of Hf. We remeasure the 2^+_1 half-lives of 172,174,176Hf, for which there is some disagreement in the literature. The main goal is to measure, for the first time, the half-lives of higher-lying states of the rotational band. The new results are compared to a theoretical calculation for absolute transition strengths. The half-lives were measured using \\gamma-\\gamma and conversion-electron-\\gamma delayed coincidences with the fast timing method. For the determination of half-lives in the picosecond region, the generalized centroid difference method was applied. For the theoretical calculation of the spectroscopic properties, the interacting boson model is employed, whose Hamiltonian is determined based on microscopic energy-density functional calculations. The measured 2^+_1 half-lives disagree with results from earlier \\gamma-\\gamma fast timing measurements, but are in agreement with data from Coulomb excitation experiments and other methods. Half-lives of the 4^+_1 and 6^+_1 states were measured, as well as a lower limit for the 8^+_1 states. We show the importance of the mass-dependence of effective boson charge in the description of E2 transition rates in chains of nuclei. It encourages further studies of the microscopic origin of this mass dependence. New data on transition rates in nuclei from neighboring isotopic chains could support these studies.

  19. Characterization of Zr-Fe-Cu Alloys for an Inert Matrix Fuel for Nuclear Energy Applications 

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    Barnhart, Brian A.

    2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    distinct phase morphologies. The top half of the sample was Zr rich and contained Zr precipitates dispersed in a matrix of intermetallic compounds while the bottom half consisted solely of intermetallic compounds. The third alloy, Zr-12Fe-15Cu...

  20. Investigation of Zr-C, Zr-N, and Potential Agostic Interactions in an Organozirconium Complex by Experimental

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    Coppens, Philip

    fragment (Zr-C ) 2.43(5) Å), and the amide nitrogen atom (Zr-N ) 2.0312(5) Å) of the second ligand to titanium,1 and agostic interactions have been proposed on the basis of lengthened C-C bonds, dramati- cally.87(4)°, as compared to a value of 130.4(4)° in a similar titanium complex.6 Although a (C-H), ,,Zr interaction

  1. Survey reveals nature of corrosion in HF alky units

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    Dobis, J.D. (BP Oil Co., Marcus Hook, PA (United States)); Clarida, D.R. (Conoco Inc., Ponca City, OK (United States)); Richert, J.P. (Saudi Aramco/Mobil, Yanbu (Saudi Arabia))

    1995-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The results of a National Association of Corrosion Engineers survey of 62 HF alkylation units reveal relatively low incidence of service-related cracking of carbon steel. Hydrogen blistering, however, is prevalent, especially in the main acid circuit and overhead condensers. Based on these and other survey results, several recommendations are made to enable refiners to monitor and reduce corrosion in these special units. The paper discusses the survey results, construction materials, post-weld heat treatments, small-diameter piping, construction inspection, bolting, gaskets, block valves, maintenance practices, cracking, blistering, areas of vulnerability, and recommendations.

  2. Elevated temperature ablation resistance of HfC particle-reinforced tungsten composites

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    Hong, Soon Hyung

    and spark plasma sintering (SPS) process. HfC was chos Keywords: Composite materials Powder metallurgy Sintering Ablation properties Microstructure The effects

  3. A correlation between soil descriptions and {sup 226}Ra concentrations in Florida soils

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    Harrison, D.P.

    1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The soil radium content in Florida is highly variable. The range in radium concentrations, where the samples involved in this study are concerned, is from 0.1 pCi/g to 18.5 pCi/g. Low {sup 226}Ra concentrations (0.1 to 5 pCi/g) are evidenced in sands, moderate concentrations (5 to 11 pCi/g) are found in silt and gravel, and high {sup 226}Ra concentrations (>11 pCi/g) are found in soil horizons with shell, clay, and strata with phosphate. Strata containing phosphate yields a high concentration of {sup 226}Ra. The information obtained in this study, soil descriptions with their corresponding {sup 226}Ra concentrations, comes from geological cores drilled by geotechnical consultants with gamma spectrometry analysis performed by high resolution gamma spectroscopy. Concentration; of {sup 226}Ra generally increase with depth. These cores are usually terminated at 20 feet deep, with some cores being shallower than this due to hitting bedrock or encountering the water table. These frequency distributions give the core-logging geologist an approximate concentration of {sup 226}Ra based on the description of the soil. Since the correlation of {sup 226}Ra and soil descriptions can be used as a tool in assigning indoor radon potential, this study is of importance to land managers, contractors, developers, and regulating agencies who are attempting to place standards on tracts of land with {sup 226}Ra concentration used as a criterion.

  4. Interdiffusion between Zr Diffusion Barrier and U-Mo Alloy

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    K. Huang; Y. Park; Y. H. Sohn

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    U-Mo alloys are being developed as low enrichment uranium fuels under the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactor (RERTR) program. Significant reactions have been observed between U-Mo fuels and Al or Al alloy matrix. Refractory metal Zr has been proposed as barrier material to reduce the interactions. In order to investigate the compatibility and barrier effects between U-Mo alloy and Zr, solid-to-solid U-10wt.%Mo vs. Zr diffusion couples were assembled and annealed at 600, 700, 800, 900 and 1000 °C for various times. The microstructures and concentration profiles due to interdiffusion and reactions were examined via scanning electron microscopy and electron probe microanalysis, respectively. Intermetallic phase Mo2Zr was found at the interface and its population increased when annealing temperature decreased. Diffusion paths were also plotted on the U-Mo-Zr ternary phase diagrams with good consistency. The growth rate of interdiffusion zone between U-10wt.%Mo and Zr was also calculated under the assumption of parabolic diffusion, and was determined to be about 103 times lower than the growth rate of diffusional interaction layer found in diffusion couples U-10wt.%Mo vs. Al or Al-Si alloy. Other desirable physical properties of Zr as barrier material, such as neutron adsorption rate, melting point and thermal conductivity are presented as supplementary information to demonstrate the great potential of Zr as the diffusion barrier for U-Mo fuel systems in RERTR.

  5. A Study of the Grain Boundaries and Hydrogen in HF-CVD Diamond Films

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    Adler, Joan

    composition of grain boundaries in polycrystalline diamond lms by transmission electron microscopy and highA Study of the Grain Boundaries and Hydrogen in HF-CVD Diamond Films Israel Yoel Koenka #12;A Study of the Grain Boundaries and Hydrogen in HF-CVD Diamond Films Research Thesis In partial fulllment

  6. ORIGINAL PAPER Zircon Hf isotope perspective on the origin of granitic rocks

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    Siebel, Wolfgang

    Ó Springer-Verlag 2009 Abstract The petrogenetic potential of in situ laser ablation Hf isotope data Bohemian Massif Á Granitoid Á Hafnium isotopes Á Laser ablation ICP-MS Á Variscan Á Zircon Introduction the Hf isotopic composition of individual zircons in situ by laser ablation ICP-MS (Thirlwall and Walder

  7. Safety Slide 1 Hydrofluoric (HF) Acid Hazards http://www.emsworld.com/web/online/Education/Hydrofluoric-Acid-/5$12949

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    Cohen, Robert E.

    Safety Slide 1 ­ Hydrofluoric (HF) Acid Hazards http://www.emsworld.com/web may be delayed for up to 24 hours, even with dilute solutions. HF burns affect deep tissue layers

  8. Digital hf radar observations of equatorial spread-F

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    Argo, P.E.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern digital ionosondes, with both direction finding and doppler capabilities can provide large scale pictures of the Spread-F irregularity regions. A morphological framework has been developed that allows interpretation of the hf radar data. A large scale irregularity structure is found to be nightward of the dusk terminator, stationary in the solar reference frame. As the plasma moves through this foehn-wall-like structure it descends, and irregularities may be generated. Localized upwellings, or bubbles, may be produced, and they drift with the background plasma. The spread-F irregularity region is found to be best characterized as a partly cloudy sky, due to the patchiness of the substructures. 13 references, 16 figures.

  9. Producing a compound Nucleus via Inelastic Scattering: The 90Zr(alpha,alpha')90Zr* Case

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    Escher, J E; Dietrich, F S

    2008-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In a Surrogate reaction a compound nucleus is produced via a direct reaction (pickup, stripping, or inelastic scattering). For a proper application of the Surrogate approach it is necessary to predict the resulting angular momentum and parity distribution in the compound nucleus. A model for determining these distributions is developed for the case of inelastic alpha scattering off a spherical nucleus. The focus is on obtaining a first, simple description of the direct-reaction process that produces the compound nucleus and on providing the basis for a more complete treatment of the problem. The approximations employed in the present description are discussed and the extensions required for a more rigorous treatment of the problem are outlined. To illustrate the formalism, an application to {sup 90}Zr({alpha},{alpha}{prime}){sup 90}Zr* is presented.

  10. PoPulation Differentiation anD raPiD evolution of egg Color in aCCorDanCe with Solar raDiation

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    Lahti, David C.

    PoPulation Differentiation anD raPiD evolution of egg Color in aCCorDanCe with Solar raDiation Davi, . Diferenciación entre Poblaciones y Evolución Rápida del Color de los Huevos de Acuerdo a la Radiación Solar Uy C P' R d Pm wb, ://www.j. m/I.. DOI: 10.1525/k.2008.07033DOI: 10.1525/k.2008.07033 Bird egg color

  11. Audit Report: OAS-RA-12-12 | Department of Energy

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    Audit Report: OAS-RA-12-12 May 22, 2012 The Department of Energy's Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grant Program Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

  12. Ra, a naturally occurring isotope of the 238 U-series with a

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    for counting, liquid scintillation, or mass spectrometry at comparable activities, the simple setup, low cost- fiber and is continuously transferred to a scintillation cham- 226 Ra determination via the rate of 222

  13. First In Vivo Evaluation of Liposome-encapsulated 223Ra as a Potential Alpha-particle-emitting Cancer Therapeutic Agent

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    Jonasdottir, Thora J.; Fisher, Darrell R.; Borrebaek, Jorgen; Bruland, Oyvind S.; Larsen, Roy H.

    2006-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Liposomes carrying chemotherapeutics have had some success in cancer treatment and may be suitable carriers for therapeutic radionuclides. This study was designed to evaluate the biodistribution of and to estimate the radiation doses from the alpha emitter 223Ra loaded into pegylated liposomes in selected tissues. 223Ra was encapsulated in pegylated liposomal doxorubicin by ionophore-mediated loading. The biodistribution of liposomal 223Ra was compared to free cationic 223Ra in Balb/C mice. We showed that liposomal 223 Ra circulated in the blood with an initial half-time in excess of 24 hours, which agreed well with that reported for liposomal doxorubicin in rodents, while the blood half-time of cationic 223Ra was considerably less than one hour. When liposomal 223 Ra was catabolized, the released 223Ra was either excreted or taken up in the skeleton. This skeletal uptake increased up to 14 days after treatment, but did not reach the level seen with free 223Ra. Pre-treatment with non-radioactive liposomal doxorubicin 4 days in advance lessened the liver uptake of liposomal 223 Ra. Dose estimates showed that the spleen, followed by bone surfaces, received the highest absorbed doses. Liposomal 223 Ra was relatively stable in vivo and may have potential for radionuclide therapy and combination therapy with chemotherapeutic agents.

  14. Towards forming-free resistive switching in oxygen engineered HfO{sub 2?x}

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    Sharath, S. U., E-mail: sharath@oxide.tu-darmstadt.de; Kurian, J.; Hildebrandt, E.; Alff, L. [Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Strasse 2, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Bertaud, T.; Walczyk, C.; Calka, P.; Zaumseil, P.; Sowinska, M.; Walczyk, D. [IHP, Im Technologiepark 25, 15236 Frankfurt Oder (Germany); Gloskovskii, A. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany); Schroeder, T. [IHP, Im Technologiepark 25, 15236 Frankfurt Oder (Germany); Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 1, 03046 Cottbus (Germany)

    2014-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We have investigated the resistive switching behavior in stoichiometric HfO{sub 2} and oxygen-deficient HfO{sub 2?x} thin films grown on TiN electrodes using reactive molecular beam epitaxy. Oxygen defect states were controlled by the flow of oxygen radicals during thin film growth. Hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirmed the presence of sub-stoichiometric hafnium oxide and defect states near the Fermi level. The oxygen deficient HfO{sub 2?x} thin films show bipolar switching with an electroforming occurring at low voltages and low operating currents, paving the way for almost forming-free devices for low-power applications.

  15. A Third-Generation Multicast Protocol for HF Wireless Networks Huiyan Zhang and Eric E. Johnson

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    . Johnson Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering New Mexico State University ABSTRACT-to-point) channels. Unlike other wireless net- works, however, most or all member stations in an HF network

  16. LuHf isotope systematics of fossil biogenic apatite and their effects on geochronology

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    Schöne, Bernd R.

    ) and argillaceous matrices with low permeability (oil shale of Messel, Germany; Posidonienschiefer of Holzmaden the Eifel, Germany. Low 176 Lu/177 Hf ratios in all materials from the Middle Eocene Messel oil shale (e

  17. Subduction Controls of Hf and Nd Isotopes in Lavas of the Aleutian Island Arc

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    Yogodzinski, Gene; Vervoort, Jeffery; Brown, Shaun Tyler; Gerseny, Megan

    2010-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hf and Nd isotopic compositions of 71 Quaternary lavas collected from locations along the full length of the Aleutian island arc are used to constrain the sources of Aleutian magmas and to provide insight into the geochemical behavior of Nd and Hf and related elements in the Aleutian subduction-magmatic system. Isotopic compositions of Aleutian lavas fall approximately at the center of, and form a trend parallel to, the terrestrial Hf-Nd isotopic array with {var_epsilon}{sub Hf} of +12.0 to +15.5 and {var_epsilon}{sub Nd} of +6.5 to +10.5. Basalts, andesites, and dacites within volcanic centers or in nearby volcanoes generally all have similar isotopic compositions, indicating that there is little measurable effect of crustal or other lithospheric assimilation within the volcanic plumbing systems of Aleutian volcanoes. Hafnium isotopic compositions have a clear pattern of along-arc increase that is continuous from the eastern-most locations near Cold Bay to Piip Seamount in the western-most part of the arc. This pattern is interpreted to reflect a westward decrease in the subducted sediment component present in Aleutian lavas, reflecting progressively lower rates of subduction westward as well as decreasing availability of trench sediment. Binary bulk mixing models (sediment + peridotite) demonstrate that 1-2% of the Hf in Aleutian lavas is derived from subducted sediment, indicating that Hf is mobilized out of the subducted sediment with an efficiency that is similar to that of Sr, Pb and Nd. Low published solubility for Hf and Nd in aqueous subduction fluids lead us to conclude that these elements are mobilized out of the subducted component and transferred to the mantle wedge as bulk sediment or as a silicate melt. Neodymium isotopes also generally increase from east to west, but the pattern is absent in the eastern third of the arc, where the sediment flux is high and increases from east to west, due to the presence of abundant terrigenous sediment in the trench east of the Amlia Fracture Zone, which is being subducting beneath the arc at Seguam Island. Mixing trends between mantle wedge and sediment end members become flatter in Hf-Nd isotope space at locations further west along the arc, indicating that the sediment end member in the west has either higher Nd/Hf or is more radiogenic in Hf compared to Nd. This pattern is interpreted to reflect an increase in pelagic clay relative to the terrigenous subducted sedimentary component westward along the arc. Results of this study imply that Hf does not behave as a conservative element in the Aleutian subduction system, as has been proposed for some other arcs.

  18. PII S0016-7037(00)00369-0 Ra isotopes and Rn in brines and ground waters of the Jordan-Dead Sea Rift Valley

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    Yehoshua, Kolodny

    PII S0016-7037(00)00369-0 Ra isotopes and Rn in brines and ground waters of the Jordan-Dead Sea Valley waters being mixtures of fresh water with saline brines. Ra is efficiently extracted from surrounding rocks into the brine end member. 228 Ra/226 Ra ratios are exceptionally low 0.07 to 0.9, mostly

  19. On-line Excited-State Laser Spectroscopy of Trapped Short-Lived Ra$^+$ Ions

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    O. O. Versolato; G. S. Giri; L. W. Wansbeek; J. E. van den Berg; D. J. van der Hoek; K. Jungmann; W. L. Kruithof; C. J. G. Onderwater; B. K. Sahoo; B. Santra; P. D. Shidling; R. G. E. Timmermans; L. Willmann; H. W. Wilschut

    2010-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    As an important step towards an atomic parity violation experiment in one single trapped Ra$^+$ ion, laser spectroscopy experiments were performed with on-line produced short-lived $^{212,213,214}$Ra$^+$ ions. The isotope shift of the $6\\,^2$D$_{3/2}$\\,-\\,$7\\,^2$P$_{1/2}$ and $6\\,^2$D$_{3/2}$\\,-\\,$7\\,^2$P$_{3/2}$ transitions and the hyperfine structure constant of the $7\\,^2$S$_{1/2}$ and $6\\,^2$D$_{3/2}$ states in $^{213}$Ra$^+$ were measured. These values provide a benchmark for the required atomic theory. A lower limit of $232(4)$ ms for the lifetime of the metastable $6\\,^2$D$_{5/2}$ state was measured by optical shelving.

  20. RAPID METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF {sup 228}Ra IN WATER SAMPLES

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    Maxwell, S.

    2012-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A new rapid method for the determination of {sup 228}Ra in natural water samples has been developed at the SRNL/EBL (Savannah River National Lab/ Environmental Bioassay Laboratory) that can be used for emergency response or routine samples. While gamma spectrometry can be employed with sufficient detection limits to determine {sup 228}Ra in solid samples (via {sup 228}Ac) , radiochemical methods that employ gas flow proportional counting techniques typically provide lower MDA (Minimal Detectable Activity) levels for the determination of {sup 228}Ra in water samples. Most radiochemical methods for {sup 228}Ra collect and purify {sup 228}Ra and allow for {sup 228}Ac daughter ingrowth for ~36 hours. In this new SRNL/EBL approach, {sup 228}Ac is collected and purified from the water sample without waiting to eliminate this delay. The sample preparation requires only about 4 hours so that {sup 228}Ra assay results on water samples can be achieved in < 6 hours. The method uses a rapid calcium carbonate precipitation enhanced with a small amount of phosphate added to enhance chemical yields (typically >90%), followed by rapid cation exchange removal of calcium. Lead, bismuth, uranium, thorium and protactinium isotopes are also removed by the cation exchange separation. {sup 228}Ac is eluted from the cation resin directly onto a DGA Resin cartridge attached to the bottom of the cation column to purify {sup 228}Ac. DGA Resin also removes lead and bismuth isotopes, along with Sr isotopes and {sup 90}Y. La is used to determine {sup 228}Ac chemical yield via ICP-MS, but {sup 133}Ba can also be used instead if ICP-MS assay is not available. Unlike some older methods, no lead or strontium holdback carriers or continual readjustment of sample pH is required.

  1. Audit Report: OAS-RA-11-08 | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: The FutureComments from TarasaName4 AuditM-15-03 Audit Report:OAS-RA-11-02RA-11-08

  2. ccsd00001116 Nucleation of Al 3 Zr and Al 3 Sc in aluminum alloys

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    ccsd­00001116 (version 1) : 4 Feb 2004 Nucleation of Al 3 Zr and Al 3 Sc in aluminum alloys: from 4, 2004) Zr and Sc precipitate in aluminum alloys to form the compounds Al3Zr and Al3Sc which

  3. Transformation plasticity and thermoelastic behavior in ZrO2-containing ceramics

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    565 Transformation plasticity and thermoelastic behavior in ZrO2-containing ceramics A. H. Heuer plasticity in Zr02-containing ceramics. The trans thermoélastique. Abstract.- Transformation plasticity in ZrO2, which is responsible for the high strength and high

  4. Determination of the chemistry of HF acidizing with the use of {sup 19}F NMR spectroscopy

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    Shuchart, C.E.; Buster, D.C.

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A more thorough understanding of the chemistry of HF acid and its reaction products on silica and alumino-silicates is essential to the design and optimization of HF acidizing treatments. To more clearly define the chemistry of HF acidizing, an in-depth investigation of the reaction of HF and H{sub 2}SiF{sub 6} with alumino-silicates was undertaken using {sup 19}F Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. In addition to the fluosilicic acid (H{sub 2}SiF{sub 6}) and AlF{sup 2+} predicted by traditional theories, {sup 19}F NMR spectroscopy shows a complex mixture of silicon and aluminum fluoride species in reacted HF acidizing solutions. During a secondary reaction of silicon fluorides with alumino-silicates, a constant F/Al ratio was maintained until the silicon fluorides had reacted completely. The distribution of the fluoride species depends on the HCl concentration. In this investigation, a tertiary reaction of HF acid on alumino-silicates was identified. When the silicon fluorides have reacted completely to give silica gel, the aluminum fluoride complexes continue to react on fresh alumino-silicates. The reaction causes the aluminum content to increase and the F/Al ratio and acid concentration to decrease. The final F/Al ratio is dependent upon acid strength and temperature. Numerous HF acidizing well returns have been analyzed to verify the reactions conducted in the laboratory. The extent of the reaction of HF acid can be determined with the use of {sup 19}F NMR spectroscopy. In wells with temperatures of 150 to 200 F, the reaction of H{sub 2}SiF{sub 6} is complete. Silicon content was quite low, and pH levels were 2 to 3. The F/Al ratios of the returns were 0.5 to 1.3, depending on the concentration of HCl and HF used in the treatment. In wells less than 100 F, the secondary reaction did not go to completion. Silicon and aluminum fluoride complexes were present in the returns along with live HCl.

  5. Characteristics of Hf-silicate thin films synthesized by plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition

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    Liu Jiurong; Martin, Ryan M.; Chang, Jane P. [Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

    2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Hafnium silicate films were grown by alternating the deposition cycles of hafnium oxide and silicon oxide using a plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition process. The as-deposited and 900 deg. C annealed hafnium silicate films were determined to be amorphous using grazing incidence x-ray diffraction. This suggested that the formation of hafnium silicate suppressed the crystallization of HfO{sub 2} at high temperatures. The dielectric constants increased from {approx}5 to {approx}17 as the hafnium content increased from 9 to 17 at. % in the hafnium silicate films. The leakage currents through the Hf-rich Hf-silicate films were two to three orders of magnitude lower than that of SiO{sub 2} with the same equivalent oxide thickness in the range of 1.6-2.3 nm. The estimated band gap of Hf-silicate films from the O 1s plasma loss spectra increased with the increasing Si content due to the higher band gap of SiO{sub 2} than that of HfO{sub 2}.

  6. Supply of purified Th228 for Ra224 generators. Final CRADA Report .

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    Ehst, D. A.; Nuclear Engineering Division

    2009-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    CRADA was terminated when it was determined that the Russians could not perform the terms of the subcontract. It became apparent that the Russians would not be a reliable source of Th228, as a precursor in the decay chain which leads to Ra224. Their government policies will prohibit the export of Th228 in quantities needed for commercial cancer therapy.

  7. George Feher (Photograph by R.A. Icaacson) Photosynthesis Research 55: 140, 1998.

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    Govindjee "Gov"

    George Feher (Photograph by R.A. Icaacson) #12;Photosynthesis Research 55: 1­40, 1998. © 1998 of research in bacterial photosynthesis and the road leading to it: A personal account George Feher In this minireview I present a very personal account of my life and research in bacterial photosynthesis

  8. August 2006 Grantee Registration Process in NIH eRA Commons

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    Baker, Chris I.

    August 2006 Grantee Registration Process in NIH eRA Commons Detailed Steps STEP 1. Begin Grantee Registration Steps 1 #12;August 2006 · It may include numbers · It must contain letters · It may. 2. In the User ID box, type the user name you created for your Commons account. Grantee Registration

  9. RA After Hours On Call (971) 246-1388 Your Guide to

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    Latiolais, M. Paul

    for the resident to pick up at the move-in station. Laundry Laundry facilities are located on odd-numbered floors is on for an extended amount of time, please notify the Help desk or the RA on call. If you leave trash, abandoned

  10. lated to attempts to induce RA in the ru-men in vitro and in vivo, and understand-

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in vitro increased acetate production through RA. Such ex- periments in vivo are excluded however because introduction of frozen and thawed cattle hindgut contents to a sheep rumen did not affect rumen fermentation stoi- chiometry in vitro [5]. RA is a major characteristic of the cae- cal fermentation in young

  11. (81), ra39. [DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.2000316]2Science Signaling Pawson and Rune Linding (28 July 2009)

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    (81), ra39. [DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.2000316]2Science Signaling Pawson and Rune Linding (28 July,5,6,7 Tony Pawson,1,2 Rune Linding8 (Published 28 July 2009; Volume 2 Issue 81 ra39) Protein kinases enable

  12. RaPID: THE END OF HEURISTIC PID TUNING Peter Van Overschee, Christiaan Moons, Wim Van Brempt

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    RaPID: THE END OF HEURISTIC PID TUNING Peter Van Overschee, Christiaan Moons, Wim Van Brempt Paul Vanvuchelen, Bart De Moor Abstract: RaPID (Robust Advanced PID Control) is a new and original engineer- ing tool for the design and implementation of optimal PID controllers. It integrates data acquisition

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

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    Zheng, Yufeng

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

  14. Spatially-resolved EELS and EDS Analysis of HfOxNy Gate Dielectrics Deposited by MOCVD using [(C2H5)2N]4Hf with NO and O2

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    Ng, Wai Tung

    -resolved electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and energy-dispersive spectrometry (EDS). HfOxNy gate dielectrics a replacement for SiO2 as the gate dielectric material. HfO2 is a promising candidate due to its high dielectric constant its stability on Si. However, crystallization temperatures of less than 500 °C and high impurity

  15. A New Environmentally Friendly AL/ZR-Based Clay Stabilizer

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    El-Monier, Ilham Abdallah

    2013-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Clay stabilizers are means to prevent fines migration and clay swelling, which are caused by the contact of formation with low salinity or high pH brines at high temperature. Previous clay stabilizers including: Al and Zr compounds and cationic...

  16. Antiferromagnetism of perovskite EuZrO{sub 3}

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    Zong Yanhua [Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan); Fujita, Koji, E-mail: fujita@dipole7.kuic.kyoto-u.ac.j [Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan); Akamatsu, Hirofumi; Murai, Shunsuke; Tanaka, Katsuhisa [Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan)

    2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Polycrystalline EuZrO{sub 3} has been synthesized by the solid-state reaction between EuO and ZrO{sub 2}, and its structural and magnetic properties have been investigated. Rietveld analysis of the X-ray diffraction pattern indicates that EuZrO{sub 3} crystallizes in an orthorhombic perovskite structure. {sup 151}Eu Moessbauer effect measurement reveals that almost all the europium ions are present as the divalent state and occupy distorted sites with non-axial electric field gradients, in agreement with the orthorhombic structure. In contrast to previous reports, an antiferromagnetic transition was observed around 4.1 K. The magnetic structure below the Neel temperature has been discussed. - Graphical abstract: Perovskite EuZrO{sub 3} with almost all Eu ions present as Eu{sup 2+} has been synthesized and its structure and magnetic properties have been studied. An antiferromagnetic transition was observed around 4.1 K for the first time. The mechanism of the magnetic transition has been discussed.

  17. Triaxial strongly deformed bands in {sup 164}Hf and the effect of elevated yrast line

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    Ma Wenchao [Department of Physics, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762 (United States)

    2012-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Two exotic rotational bands have been identified in {sup 164}Hf and linked to known states. They are interpreted as being associated with the calculated triaxial strongly deformed (TSD) potential energy minimum. The bands are substantially stronger and are located at much lower spins than the previously discovered TSD bands in {sup 168}Hf. In addition to the proton and neutron shell gaps at large trixiality, it was proposed that the relative excitation energy of TSD bands above the yrast line plays an important role in the population of TSD bands.

  18. Hydrocarbon reaction with HF-cleaned Si(lOQ) and effects on metal-oxide-semiconductor device quality

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    Hydrocarbon reaction with HF-cleaned Si(lOQ) and effects on metal-oxide-semiconductor device-cleaned Si( 100) towards hydrocarbon adsorption is examined by surface analysis; most hydrocarbons adsorb oxidation after HF treatment.4'5 In this letter, passivation against hydrocarbon contamination is studied

  19. Shape memory response and microstructural evolution of a severe plastically deformed high temperature shape memory alloy (NiTiHf

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    Simon, Anish Abraham

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    by other means. We have used Equal Channel Angular Extrusion (ECAE), hot rolling and marforming to strengthen the 49.8Ni-42.2Ti-8Hf (in at. %) material and to introduce desired texture to overcome these problems in NiTiHf alloys. ECAE offers the advantage...

  20. Trapping in deep defects under substrate hot electron stress in TiN/Hf-silicate based gate stacks

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    Misra, Durgamadhab "Durga"

    Trapping in deep defects under substrate hot electron stress in TiN/Hf-silicate based gate stacks N. Zaslavsky Abstract Substrate hot electron stress was applied on n+ -ringed n-channel MOS capacitors with TiN/Hf-silicate. Introduction Hafnium silicate based high-j gate dielectrics have been put forth as the leading candidates

  1. Point defect energetics in the ZrNi and Zr2Ni intermetallics C.S. Moura a,b

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    Motta, Arthur T.

    and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA c Materials Science-neighbor Zr atoms. Ã? 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction There has been great of these compounds is governed by the balance between the irradiation damage and the annealing response

  2. Crystallization of Zr2PdxCu(1-x) and Zr2NixCu(1-x) Metallic Glass

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    Min Xu

    2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    One interesting aspect of rretallic glasses is the numerous instances of the deviation of the phase selection from the amorphous state to thermodynamically stable phases during the crystallization process. Their devitrification pathways allow us to study the relationship between the original amorphous structure and their crystalline counter parts. Among the various factors of phase selections, size and electronic effects have been most extensively studied. Elucidating the phase selection process of a glassy alloy will be helpful to fill in the puzzle of the changes from disordered to ordered structures. In this thesis, Two model Zr{sub 2}Pd{sub x}Cu{sub (1-x)} and Zr{sub 2}Ni{sub x}Cu{sub (1-x)} (x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1) glassy systems were investigated since: (1) All of the samples can be made into a homogenous metallic glass; (2) The atomic radii differ from Pd to Cu is by 11%, while Ni has nearly the identical atomic size compare to Cu. Moreover, Pd and Ni differ by only one valence electron from Cu. Thus, these systems are ideal to test the idea of the effects of electronic structure and size factors; (3) The small number of components in these pseudo binary systems readily lend themselves to theoretical modeling. Using high temperature X-ray diffraction {HTXRD) and thermal analysis, topological, size, electronic, bond and chemical distribution factors on crystallization selections in Zr{sub 2}Pd{sub x}Cu{sub (1-x)} and Zr{sub 2}Ni{sub x}Cu{sub (1-x)} metallic glass have been explored. All Zr{sub 2}Pd{sub x}Cu{sub (1-x)} compositions share the same Cu11b phase with different pathways of meta-stable, icosahedral quasicrystalline phase (i-phase), and C16 phase formations. The quasicrystal phase formation is topologically related to the increasing icosahedral short range order (SRO) with Pd content in Zr{sub 2}Pd{sub x}Cu{sub (1·x)} system. Meta-stable C16 phase is competitive with C11b phase at x = 0.5, which is dominated by electronic structure rather than size effects. Cu-rich and Ni-rich compositions in Zr{sub 2}Ni{sub x}Cu{sub (1-x)} trend to divitrify to C11b or C16 phases respectively. In the proposed pseudo binary phase diagram, the domain of C16, C11b and co-existence phases are mainly related with the topology in the amorphous structure and formation enthalpies of crystalline phases.

  3. Precipitation in cold-rolled Al–Sc–Zr and Al–Mn–Sc–Zr alloys prepared by powder metallurgy

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    Vlach, M., E-mail: martin.vlach@mff.cuni.cz [Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ke Karlovu 3, CZ-121 16 Prague (Czech Republic); Stulikova, I.; Smola, B.; Kekule, T.; Kudrnova, H.; Danis, S. [Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ke Karlovu 3, CZ-121 16 Prague (Czech Republic); Gemma, R. [King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Physical Sciences and Engineering Division, 23955-6900 Thuwal (Saudi Arabia); Ocenasek, V. [SVÚM a.s., Podnikatelská 565, CZ-190 11 Prague (Czech Republic); Malek, J. [Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, CZ-120 00 Prague (Czech Republic); Tanprayoon, D.; Neubert, V. [Institut für Materialprüfung und Werkstofftechnik, Freiberger Strasse 1, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of cold-rolling on thermal, mechanical and electrical properties, microstructure and recrystallization behaviour of the AlScZr and AlMnScZr alloys prepared by powder metallurgy were studied. The powder was produced by atomising in argon with 1% oxygen and then consolidated by hot extrusion at 350 °C. The electrical resistometry and microhardness together with differential scanning calorimetry measurements were compared with microstructure development observed by transmission and scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and electron backscatter diffraction. Fine (sub)grain structure developed and fine coherent Al{sub 3}Sc and/or Al{sub 3}(Sc,Zr) particles precipitated during extrusion at 350 °C in the alloys studied. Additional precipitation of the Al{sub 3}Sc and/or Al{sub 3}(Sc,Zr) particles and/or their coarsening was slightly facilitated by the previous cold rolling. The presence of Sc,Zr-containing particles has a significant antirecrystallization effect that prevents recrystallization at temperatures minimally up to 420 °C. The precipitation of the Al{sub 6}Mn- and/or Al{sub 6}(Mn,Fe) particles of a size ? 1.0 ?m at subgrain boundaries has also an essential antirecrystallization effect and totally suppresses recrystallization during 32 h long annealing at 550 °C. The texture development of the alloys seems to be affected by high solid solution strengthening by Mn. The precipitation of the Mn-containing alloy is highly enhanced by a cold rolling. The apparent activation energy of the Al{sub 3}Sc particles formation and/or coarsening and that of the Al{sub 6}Mn and/or Al{sub 6}(Mn,Fe) particle precipitation in the powder and in the compacted alloys were determined. The cold deformation has no effect on the apparent activation energy values of the Al{sub 3}Sc-phase and the Al{sub 6}Mn-phase precipitation. - Highlights: • The Mn, Sc and Zr additions to Al totally suppresses recrystallization at 550 °C. • The Sc,Zr-containing particle precipitation is slightly facilitated by cold rolling. • The Mn-containing particle precipitation is highly enhanced by cold rolling. • Cold rolling has no effect on activation energy of the Al{sub 3}Sc and Al{sub 6}Mn precipitation. • The texture development is affected by high solid solution strengthening by Mn.

  4. Targeting of Osseous Sites with Alpha-emitting Ra-223: Comparison with the Beta-emitter Sr-89 in Mice

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    Henriksen, Gjermund; Fisher, Darrell R.; Roeske, John C.; Bruland, Oyvind S.; Larsen, Roy H.

    2003-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The bone-seeking property of and the potential to irradiate red marrow by the alpha-particle emitter Ra-223 (t1/2 = 11.43 d) were compared to those of the beta-emitter Sr-89 (t1/2 = 50.53 d). Methods: The biodistributions of Ra-223 and Sr-89 were studied in mice. Tissue uptakes were determined at 1 h, 6 h, 1 d, 3 d, and 14 d after intravenous administration. The potential redistribution of progeny from Ra-223 located in bone was investigated. Radiation absorbed doses were calculated for soft tissues and bone. Doses were also estimated for marrow-containing cavities assuming spheric geometries. Results: We found that both Sr-89 and Ra-223 selectively concentrated on bone surfaces relative to soft tissues. The measured bone uptake of Ra-223 was slightly higher than that of Sr-89. At the 24 h time-point, the femur uptake of Ra-223 was 40.1% of the administered activity per gram tissue. The uptake in spleen and most other soft tissues was higher for Ra-223 than for Sr-89. We observed rapid clearance of Ra-223 from soft tissues within the first 24 hours, but the bone surface uptake of Ra-223 increased with time up to 24 h. Among the soft tissues, the spleen had the greatest accumulation and retention of Ra-223. The femur-to-spleen ratio increased with time, from 6.4 at 6 h to 23.7 at 3 days after injections. We found little redistribution of Ra-223 daughter products away from bone (about 2% at 6 h and less than 1% detectable at 3 d). Estimates of dose to marrow-containing cavities showed that the Ra-223 alpha-emitter might have a marrow-sparing advantage compared to beta-emitters due to high linear-energy-transfer and short alpha range targeting osteoid surfaces. The alpha-emitters irradiate a smaller fraction of the marrow-containing volumes--sparing marrow and enhancing survival of marrow cells. At the same time, the bone surfaces receives a therapeutically effective radiation dose. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that Ra-223 is a promising candidate for high linear-energy-transfer alpha-particle irradiation of cancer cells on bone surfaces. Radium-223 can, together with its daughter radionuclides, deliver an intense and highly localized field of radiation to bone surfaces with substantially less irradiation of healthy bone marrow dose compared to standard, bone-seeking beta-emitters such as Sr-89.

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

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    Carter, Emily A.

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

  6. Finland HF and Esrange MST radar observations of polar mesosphere summer echoes

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    Kirkwood, Sheila

    , Neil F. Arnold2 , Sheila Kirkwood3 , Nozomu Nishitani1 , and Mark Lester2 1 Solar Ogawa1 , Neil F. Arnold2 , Sheila Kirkwood3 , Nozomu Nishitani1 , and Mark Lester2 1 Solar et al., 1997; Jenk- ins and Jarvis, 1999; Arnold et al., 2002). The first HF radar observations

  7. Performance of Routing Protocols in HF Wireless Networks Eric E. Johnson*

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    Balakrishnan* , and Zibin Tang* Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering New Mexico State-line-of-sight wireless communications for de- fense, diplomatic, and commercial applications. HF net- works are often environmental ef- fects, leading to intermittent link outages and even net- work partitions. Thus an indirect

  8. Meridian-scanning photometer, coherent HF radar, and magnetometer observations of the cusp: a case study

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    the transport of mass, energy, and momentum from the solar wind into the near-Earth environment, is facilitated with the CUTLASS Finland coherent HF radar, a meridian-scanning photometer located at Ny AÃ? lesund, Svalbard on the scale of minutes, and which are believed to be related to the dynamic nature of energy and momentum

  9. Oxygen diffusion and reactions in Hf-based dielectrics L. V. Goncharova,a

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    Gustafsson, Torgny

    Oxygen diffusion and reactions in Hf-based dielectrics L. V. Goncharova,a M. Dalponte, D. G Oxygen transport in and reactions with thin hafnium oxide and hafnium silicate films have been. The exchange rate is faster for pure hafnium oxides than for silicates. The amount of exchanged oxygen

  10. A FUZZY GENETIC ALGORITHM FOR AUTOMATIC CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT FOR TACTICAL HF RADIO NETWORKS

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    Kaminsky, Alan

    allocating chan- nels to groups of tactical HF radio nets is described. The method finds an optimal channel assignment that pro- vides good propagation for each net, as determined by propagation prediction models). Net Parameters. The radios are grouped into one or more networks, or nets. A particular radio can

  11. HF radar in French Mediterranean Sea: an element of MOOSE Mediterranean Ocean Observing System on Environment

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Sea in the context of climate change and anthropogenic pressure and to supply and maintain longHF radar in French Mediterranean Sea: an element of MOOSE Mediterranean Ocean Observing System , Pascal Guterman2 , Karim Bernardet2 1 Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO, UM 110, USTV

  12. Nuclear fusion as a probe for octupole deformation in $^{224}$Ra

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    Kumar, Raj; Vitturi, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    $\\textit{Background}$: Nuclear fusion has been shown to be a perfect probe to study the different nuclear shapes. However, the possibility of testing octupole deformation of a nucleus with this tool has not been fully explored yet. The presence of a stactic octupole deformation in nuclei will enhanced a possible permanent electric dipole moment, leading to a possible demonstration of parity violation. $\\textit{Purpose}$: To check whether static octupole deformation or octupole vibration in fusion give qualitatively different results so that both situations can be experimentally disentangled. $\\textit{Method}$: Fusion cross sections are computed in the Coupled-Channels formalism making use of the Ingoing-Wave Boundary Conditions (IWBC) for the systems $^{16}$O+$^{144}$Ba and $^{16}$O+$^{224}$Ra. $\\textit{Results}$: Barrier distributions of the two considered schemes show different patterns. For the $^{224}$Ra case, the octupole deformation parameter is large enough to create a sizeable difference. $\\textit{Con...

  13. 225-Ac and 223-Ra Production via 800 MeV Proton Irradiation of Natural Thorium Target

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    J. W. Weidner; S. G. Mashnik; K. D. John; B. Ballard; E. R. Birnbaum; L. J. Bitteker; A. Couture; M. E. Fassbender; G. S. Goff; R. Gritzo; F. M. Hemez; W. Runde; J. L. Ullmann; L. E. Wolfsberg; F. M. Nortier

    2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Cross sections for the formation of 225,227-Ac, 223,225-Ra, and 227-Th via the proton bombardment of natural thorium targets were measured at a nominal proton energy of 800 MeV. No earlier experimental cross section data for the production of 223,225-Ra, 227-Ac and 227-Th by this method were found in the literature. A comparison of theoretical predictions with the experimental data shows agreement within a factor of two. Results indicate that accelerator-based production of 225-Ac and 223-Ra is a viable production method.

  14. A Herschel/HIFI Legacy Survey of HF and H2O in the Galaxy: Probing Diffuse Molecular Cloud Chemistry

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    Sonnentrucker, P; Neufeld, D A; Flagey, N; Gerin, M; Goldsmith, P; Lis, D; Monje, R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We combine Herschel observations of a total of 12 sources to construct the most uniform survey of HF and H2O in our Galactic disk. Both molecules are detected in absorption along all sight lines. The high spectral resolution of the Heterodyne Instrument for the Far-Infrared (HIFI) allows us to compare the HF and H2O distributions in 47 diffuse cloud components sampling the disk. We find that the HF and H2O velocity distributions follow each other almost perfectly and establish that HF and H2O probe the same gas-phase volume. Our observations corroborate theoretical predictions that HF is a sensitive tracer of H2 in diffuse clouds, down to molecular fractions of only a few percent. Using HF to trace H2 in our sample, we find that the N(H2O)-to-N(HF) ratio shows a narrow distribution with a median value of 1.51. Our results further suggest that H2O might be used as a tracer of H2 -within a factor 2.5- in the diffuse interstellar medium. We show that the measured factor of ~2.5 variation around the median is dri...

  15. High resolution gas phase infrared spectroscopy of the hydrogen bonded complex HCN---HF and its deuterated isotopic species 

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    Jackson, Marc William

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Scan Over a Portion of the u6 Band 1 System of HCiV---HF 59 The Central Portion of the u6 Band of HCN- ? -HF 1 Showing the 3 Assignment of the Q-branch and a Portion of the P-branch 1 A Portion of the R-branch of the u6 Band of HCN---HF 60 10 A... region. Reported herein is the analysis of the rovibrational substructure of the ul(D-F), u2(C-D) and w3 (C=N) predissociating stretching vibrations of DCiV---DF. Numerous molecular constants were determined for these fundamentals along with a total...

  16. Microsoft Word - Biosketches_P&RA CoP 2014-12-11

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  17. Model for Simulation of Hydride Precipitation in Zr-Based Used...

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    model that accounts for (microstucture) grain texture and orientation, and includes free energy of two Zr phases. The chemical potential that drives the compositional and phase...

  18. Crystallization and glass formation in electron and laser beam irradiated Cu-Zr alloys

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    Huang, J.S.; Kaufmann, E.N.; Wall, M.A.; Olsen, B.L.

    1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Four Cu-Zr alloys, Cu/sub 56/Zr/sub 44/, Cu/sub 50/Zr/sub 50/, Cu/sub 47/Zr/sub 53/, and Cu/sub 33/Zr/sub 67/, were surface melted with electron and pulsed laser beams to compare their kinetics of nucleation, growth and glass formation. It was observed that the ease of glass formation increased in the order: Cu/sub 33/Zr/sub 67/, Cu/sub 47/Zr/sub 53/, Cu/sub 56/Zr/sub 44/, and Cu/sub 50/Zr/sub 50/. The nucleation and regrowth produced different metastable phases. At the equiatomic composition, the preferred phase is a CsCl-type (B2) BCC structure. As the composition deviates from this, the preferred phase is either orthorhombic or tetragonal with a much larger unit cell not previously reported in the literature. The maximum growth velocity of these metastable phases was found to be about 0.025 m/s. The slow kinetics are responsible for the ease of glass formation in these systems. 4 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  19. Identification of phases in the interaction layer between U-Mo-Zr/Al and U-Mo-Zr/Al-Si

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    Varela, C.L. Komar; Arico, S.F.; Mirandou, M.; Balart, S.N. [Departamento Materiales, GIDAT, GAEN, CNEA, Avda. Gral Paz 1499, B1650KNA, San Martin (Argentina); Gribaudo, L.M. [Departamento Materiales, GIDAT, GAEN, CNEA, Avda. Gral Paz 1499, B1650KNA, San Martin (Argentina); CONICET, Avda. Rivadavia 1917, C1033AAJ, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Out-of-pile diffusion experiments were performed between U-7wt.% Mo-1wt.% Zr and Al or Al A356 (7,1wt.% Si) at 550 deg. C. In this work morphological characterization and phase identification on both interaction layer are presented. They were carried out by the use of different techniques: optical and scanning electron microscopy, X-Ray diffraction and WDS microanalysis. In the interaction layer U-7wt.% Mo-1wt.% Zr/Al, the phases UAl{sub 3}, UAl{sub 4}, Al{sub 20}Mo{sub 2}U and Al{sub 43}Mo{sub 4}U{sub 6} were identified. In the interaction layer U-7wt.% Mo-1wt.% Zr/Al A356, the phases U(Al, Si) with 25at.% Si and Si{sub 5}U{sub 3} were identified. This last phase, with a higher Si concentration, was identified with XRD Synchrotron radiation performed at the National Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), Campinas, Brasil. (author)

  20. The effects of layering in ferroelectric Si-doped HfO{sub 2} thin films

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    Lomenzo, Patrick D.; Nishida, Toshikazu, E-mail: nishida@ufl.edu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Takmeel, Qanit; Moghaddam, Saeed [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Zhou, Chuanzhen; Liu, Yang; Fancher, Chris M.; Jones, Jacob L. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27696-7907 (United States)

    2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Atomic layer deposited Si-doped HfO{sub 2} thin films approximately 10?nm thick are deposited with various Si-dopant concentrations and distributions. The ferroelectric behavior of the HfO{sub 2} thin films are shown to be dependent on both the Si mol. % and the distribution of Si-dopants. Metal-ferroelectric-insulator-semiconductor capacitors are shown to exhibit a tunable remanent polarization through the adjustment of the Si-dopant distribution at a constant Si concentration. Inhomogeneous layering of Si-dopants within the thin films effectively lowers the remanent polarization. A pinched hysteresis loop is observed for higher Si-dopant concentrations and found to be dependent on the Si layering distribution.

  1. Mode specificity in the HF + OH ? F + H{sub 2}O reaction

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    Song, Hongwei; Li, Jun; Guo, Hua, E-mail: hguo@unm.edu [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Full-dimensional quantum dynamics and quasi-classical trajectory calculations are reported for the title reaction on a recently constructed ab initio based global potential energy surface. Strong mode specificity was found, consistent with the prediction of the sudden vector projection model. Specifically, the HF vibration strongly promotes the reaction while the OH vibration has little effect. Rotational excitations of both reactants slightly enhance the reaction.

  2. Shape memory response and microstructural evolution of a severe plastically deformed high temperature shape memory alloy (NiTiHf)

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    Simon, Anish Abraham

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    NiTiHf alloys have attracted considerable attention as potential high temperature Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) but the instability in transformation temperatures and significant irrecoverable strain during thermal cycling under constant stress remains a...

  3. On the altitude of the ELF/VLF source region generated during "beat-wave" HF heating experiments

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    by ionospheric heating, recent experiments at the High- frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP experiments at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) HF transmitter in Gakona, Alaska

  4. Human Factors Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (HF PFMEA) Application in the Evaluation of Management Risks

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    Soguilon, Nenita M.

    2009-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    .3.1. Mechanisms of Prevention ............................................................................................... 11 2.4. Human Factors Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (HF PFMEA) ....................... 11 2.5. FMEA Components... ........................................................................................... 15 2.5.5. Risk Priority Number ....................................................................................................... 17 2.6. FMEA Model...

  5. Upper atmospheric effects of the hf active auroral research program ionospheric research instrument (HAARP IRI)

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    Eccles, V.; Armstrong, R.

    1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The earth's ozone layer occurs in the stratosphere, primarily between 10 and 30 miles altitude. The amount of ozone, O3, present is the result of a balance between production and destruction processes. Experiments have shown that natural processes such as auroras create molecules that destroy O. One family of such molecules is called odd nitrogen of which nitric oxide (NO) is an example. Because the HAARP (HF Active Auroral Research Program) facility is designed to mimic and investigate certain natural processes, a study of possible effects of HAARP on the ozone layer was conducted. The study used a detailed model of the thermal and chemical effects of the high power HF beam, which interacts with free electrons in the upper atmosphere above 50 miles altitude. It was found only a small fraction of the beam energy goes into the production of odd nitrogen molecules, whereas odd nitrogen is efficiently produced by auroras. Since the total energy emitted by HAARP in the year is some 200,000 times less than the energy deposited in the upper atmosphere by auroras, the study demonstrates that HAARP HF beam experiments will cause no measurable depletion of the earth's ozone layer.... Ozone, Ozone depletion, Ozone layer, Odd nitrogen, Nitric oxide, HAARP Emitter characteristics.

  6. Examination Report: OAS-RA-L-12-07 | Department of Energy

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  7. Audit Report: OAS-RA-10-17 | Department of Energy

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  8. Audit Report: OAS-RA-12-06 | Department of Energy

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  9. Audit Report: OAS-RA-L-11-08 | Department of Energy

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  10. Audit Report: OAS-RA-L-11-09 | Department of Energy

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  11. Audit Report: OAS-RA-10-08 | Department of Energy

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  1. Audit Report: OAS-RA-14-04 | Department of Energy

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  3. Audit Report: OAS-RA-L-12-06 | Department of Energy

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  4. Special Report: OAS-RA-10-04 | Department of Energy

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  6. Special Report: OAS-RA-13-10 | Department of Energy

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  7. High temperature ablation resistance of ZrNp reinforced W matrix composites

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    Hong, Soon Hyung

    High temperature ablation resistance of ZrNp reinforced W matrix composites Malik Adeel Umer October 2013 Keywords: Metal-matrix composites (MMCs) Powder metallurgy Oxidation Scanning electron-based materials, a new class of composites was fabricated using particulate ZrN as reinforcement. The high

  8. Densification and microstructure development in spark plasma sintered WC6 wt% ZrO2 nanocomposites

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    Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

    Densification and microstructure development in spark plasma sintered WC­6 wt% ZrO2 nanocomposites nanocomposite, spark plasma sintered at 1300 °C, for varying times of up to 20 min. The primary aim of this work investigation indicated that ZrO2 in the spark plasma sintered nanocomposite adopted an orthorhombic crystal

  9. Thermoelectric Transport in a ZrN/ScN Superlattice MONA ZEBARJADI,1

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    Thermoelectric Transport in a ZrN/ScN Superlattice MONA ZEBARJADI,1 ZHIXI BIAN,1 RAJEEV SINGH,1 ALI for a high thermoelectric figure of merit. The thermopower of these structures can be enhanced by controlling and experimental studies of the thermoelectric transport in ZrN/ScN metal/semiconductor superlattices. Preliminary

  10. Atomistic Studies of Cation Transport in Tetragonal ZrO2 During Zirconium Corrosion

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    Xian-Ming Bai; Yongfeng Zhang; Michael R. Tonks

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Zirconium alloys are the major fuel cladding materials in current reactors. The water-side corrosion is one of the major degradation mechanisms of these alloys. During corrosion the transport of oxidizing species in zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) determines the corrosion kinetics. Previously it has been argued that the outward diffusion of cation ions is important for forming protective oxides. In this work, the migration of Zr defects in tetragonal ZrO2 is studied with temperature accelerated dynamics and molecular dynamics simulations. The results show that Zr interstitials have anisotropic diffusion and migrate preferentially along the [001] or c direction in tetragonal ZrO2. The compressive stresses can increase the Zr interstitial migration barrier significantly. The migration barriers of some defect clusters can be much lower than those of point defects. The migration of Zr interstitials at some special grain boundaries is much slower than in a bulk oxide. The implications of these atomistic simulation results in the Zr corrosion are discussed.

  11. Oxygen impurity and microalloying effect in a Zr-based bulk metallic glass alloy

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    Pennycook, Steve

    Oxygen impurity and microalloying effect in a Zr-based bulk metallic glass alloy C.T. Liu*, M composition Zr­10 at.%Al­5% Ti­17.9% Cu­14.6% Ni (BAM-11) was used to study the effects of oxygen impurities and microalloying on the microstructure and mechanical properties. Oxygen impurity at a level of 3000 appm

  12. Isoscalar Breathing Mode State in Zr-90 and Sn-116

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

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PHYSICAL RKVIK% C VOLUIHE 21, NUMBER 4 Isoscalar breathing mode state in Zr and "Sn C. M. Rozsa, D. H. Youngblood, J. D. Bronson, Y.-%. Lui, and U. Garg Cyclotron Institute, Texas AckM University, College Station, Texas 77843 (Received 5..., BRONSON, LUI, AND GARG larger opening and served to catch some particles scattered from the first set. For measurements at 0', the beam was passed into the spectrograph and one set of brass defining slits with an open- ing of 6.4' horizontally by 3.V...

  13. Report on Characterization of U-10 wt.% Zr Alloy

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    McKeown, J; Wall, M; Hsiung, L; Turchi, P

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the chemical and structural characterization results for a U-10 wt.% Zr alloy to be used in an ultra-high burn-up nuclear fuel concept. The as-cast alloy material was received from Texas A and M University. Characterization and an initial heat treatment of the alloy material were conducted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The as-received ingot was sectioned for X-ray analysis, metallography, SEM, TEM, and heat treatments, as shown in Figure 1.

  14. Shape co-existence and parity doublet in Zr isotopes

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    Bharat Kumar

    2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We studied the ground and excited states properties for Zr isotopes starting^M from proton to neutron drip-lines using the relativistic and non-relativistic mean field formalisms with BCS and Bogolyubov pairing. The celebrity NL3 and SLy4 parameter sets are used in the calculations. We find spherical ground and low-lying^M superdeformed excited states in most of the isotopes. Several couples of^M $\\Omega^{\\pi}=1/2^{\\pm}$ parity doublets configurations are found,^M while analyzing the single-particle energy levels of the superdeformed ^M configurations.

  15. Rapid Reagentless Detection of M. tuberculosis H37Ra in Respiratory Effluents

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    Adams, K L; Steele, P T; Bogan, M J; Sadler, N M; Martin, S; Martin, A N; Frank, M

    2008-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Two similar mycobacteria, Mycobacteria tuberculosis H37Ra and Mycobacteria smegmatis are rapidly detected and identified within samples containing a complex background of respiratory effluents using Single Particle Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (SPAMS). M. tuberculosis H37Ra (TBa), an avirulent strain, is used as a surrogate for virulent tuberculosis (TBv); M. smegmatis (MSm) is utilized as a near neighbor confounder for TBa. Bovine lung surfactant and human exhaled breath condensate are used as first-order surrogates for infected human lung expirations from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. This simulated background sputum is mixed with TBa or MSm and nebulized to produce conglomerate aerosol particles, single particles that contain a bacterium embedded within a background respiratory matrix. Mass spectra of single conglomerate particles exhibit ions associated with both respiratory effluents and mycobacteria. Spectral features distinguishing TBa from MSm in pure and conglomerate particles are shown. SPAMS pattern matching alarm algorithms are able to distinguish TBa containing particles from background matrix and MSm for >50% of the test particles, which is sufficient to enable a high probability of detection and a low false alarm rate if an adequate number of such particles are present. These results indicate the potential usefulness of SPAMS for rapid, reagentless tuberculosis screening.

  16. Magnetic properties of Co-Zr-B magnets produced by spark plasma sintering method

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    Saito, Tetsuji, E-mail: tetsuji.saito@it-chiba.ac.jp; Akiyama, Tomoya [Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016 (Japan)

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnets of Co-Zr-B, one of the permanent magnetic compounds without rare-earth elements, were successfully produced by the spark plasma sintering method. The resultant Co-Zr-B magnets had high densities of 92%–96% and consisted mainly of the Co{sub x}Zr (x ? 5) phase. The coercivity of the Co-Zr-B magnets was highly dependent on the consolidation temperature and the boron content. The highest maximum energy product of 6.0 MGOe, with a remanence of 6.4 kG and the coercivity of 4.0 kOe, was achieved by the Co{sub 80}Zr{sub 18}B{sub 2} magnets consolidated at 873?K.

  17. Structures and magnetic properties of Co-Zr-B magnets studied by first-principles calculations

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    Zhao, Xin; Nguyen, Manh Cuong; Wang, Cai-Zhuang; Ho, Kai-Ming

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The structures and magnetic properties of the Co-Zr-B alloys near the Co5Zr composition were studied using adaptive genetic algorithm and first-principles calculations to guide further experimental effort on optimizing their magnetic performances. Through extensive structural searches, we constructed the contour maps of the energetics and magnetic moments of the Co-Zr-B magnet alloys as a function of composition. We found that the Co-Zr-B system exhibits the same structural motif as the "Co11Zr2" polymorphs, which plays a key role in achieving high coercivity. Boron atoms can either substitute selective cobalt atoms or occupy the interstitial sites. First-principles calculation shows that the magnetocrystalline anisotropy energies can be significantly improved through proper boron doping.

  18. Effect of electron-phonon interaction on resistivity of some heavy fermion (HF) systems

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    Sahoo, J., E-mail: jitendrasahoo2008@gmail.com [Assistant Director, Regional Office of Vocational Education, Sambalpur, Odisha-768004 (India); Shadangi, N. [Dept. of Physics, Silicon Institute of Technology, Sambalpur, Odisha-768200 (India); Nayak, P. [School of Physics, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, Odisha-768019 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Here, we have analyzed the electron-phonon interaction in the Periodic Anderson Model (PAM) to describe the temperature dependence of resistivity in some heavy fermion (HF) systems for finite wave vector (q) and for finite temperature (T). Since the resistivity is related to the imaginary part of the electron self energy, the expression for the same is evaluated through double time temperature dependant Green function technique of the Zubarev type. The effect of different system parameters namely the position of 4f level, E{sub 0} and the electron - phonon coupling strengths on resistivity have been studied. The results obtained give satisfactory explanations to the experimental observations.

  19. Isothermal oxidation behavior of ternary Zr-Nb-Y alloys at high temperature

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    Prajitno, Djoko Hadi, E-mail: djokohp@batan.go.id [Research Center for Nuclear Materials and Radiometry, Jl. Tamansari 71, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia); Soepriyanto, Syoni; Basuki, Eddy Agus [Metallurgy Engineering, Institute Technology Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia); Wiryolukito, Slameto [Materials Engineering, Institute Technology Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

    2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of yttrium content on isothermal oxidation behavior of Zr-2,5%Nb-0,5%Y, Zr-2,5%Nb-1%Y Zr-2,5%Nb-1,5%Y alloy at high temperature has been studied. High temperature oxidation carried out at tube furnace in air at 600,700 and 800°C for 1 hour. Optical microscope is used for microstructure characterization of the alloy. Oxidized and un oxidized specimen was characterized by x-ray diffraction. In this study, kinetic oxidation of Zr-2,5%Nb with different Y content at high temperature has also been studied. Characterization by optical microscope showed that microstructure of Zr-Nb-Y alloys relatively unchanged and showed equiaxed microstructure. X-ray diffraction of the alloys depicted that the oxide scale formed during oxidation of zirconium alloys is monoclinic ZrO2 while unoxidised alloy showed two phase ? and ? phase. SEM-EDS examination shows that depletion of Zr composition took place under the oxide layer. Kinetic rate of oxidation of zirconium alloy showed that increasing oxidation temperature will increase oxidation rate but increasing yttrium content in the alloys will decrease oxidation rate.

  20. Ab initio density functional theory study of uranium solubility in Gd2Zr2O7 pyrochlore

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    Chen, Qing-yun; Meng, Chuan-min; Liao, Chang-zhong; Wang, Lie-lin; Xie, Hua; Lv, Hui-yi; Wu, Tao; Ji, Shi-yin; Huang, Yu-zhu

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, an ab initio calculation is performed to investigate the uranium solubility in different sites of Gd2Zr2O7 pyrochlore. The Gd2Zr2O7 maintains its pyrochlore structure at low uranium dopant levels, and the lattice constants of Gd2(Zr2-yUy)O7 and (Gd2-yUy)Zr2O7 are generally expressed as being linearly related to the uranium content y. Uranium is found to be a preferable substitute for the B-site gadolinium atoms in cation-disordered Gd2Zr2O7 (where gadolinium and zirconium atoms are swapped) over the A-site gadolinium atoms in ordered Gd2Zr2O7 due to the lower total energy of (Gd2-yZry)(Zr2-yUy)O7. The theoretical findings present a reasonable explanation of recent experiment results.

  1. Comparison of femtosecond and nanosecond laser-induced damage in HfO{sub 2} single-layer film and HfO{sub 2}-SiO{sub 2} high reflector

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    Yuan Lei; Zhao Yuanan; Shang Guangqiang; Wang Chengren; He Hongbo; Shao Jianda; Fan Zhengxiu [Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China) and Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China); Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China) and Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)

    2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    HfO{sub 2} single layers, 800 nm high-reflective (HR) coating, and 1064 nm HR coating were prepared by electron-beam evaporation. The laser-induced damage thresholds (LIDTs) and damage morphologies of these samples were investigated with single-pulse femtosecond and nanosecond lasers. It is found that the LIDT of the HfO{sub 2} single layer is higher than the HfO{sub 2}-SiO{sub 2} HR coating in the femtosecond regime, while the situation is opposite in the nanosecond regime. Different damage mechanisms are applied to study this phenomenon. Damage morphologies of all samples due to different laser irradiations are displayed.

  2. Diffusional Interactions between U-Mo and Zr at 650°C as a Function of Time

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    Y. Park; Y. H. Sohn; D. D. Keiser, Jr.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Development of monolithic U-Mo alloy fuel (typically U-10wt.%Mo) for the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR) program requires a use of Zr diffusion barrier to eliminate the diffusional interaction between the fuel alloy and Al-alloy cladding. The application of Zr barrier to the U-Mo fuel requires co-rolling process that utilizes a soaking temperature of 650°C, which represents the highest temperature the fuel system is exposed to during both fuel manufacturing and reactor application. Therefore, in this study, development of phase constituents, microstructure and diffusion kinetics of U-10wt.%Mo and Zr was examined using solid-to-solid diffusion couples annealed at 650°C for 240, 480 and 720 hours. Diffusional interactions were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Within the diffusion zone, a single-phase layer of ß-Zr was observed along with a discontinuous layer of Mo2Zr at the interface between the terminal ?-U(Mo) alloy and ß-Zr. In the vicinity of Mo2Zr phase, islands of ß-U and a-Zr phases were also found. In addition, accicular a-Zr phases were observed within the ?-U(Mo). Growth rate of this diffuaional interaction layer was determined to be 8.76 x 10-15 m2/sec, however with an assumption of certain incubation period. Consistency in these observation along with concentration profiles and diffusion paths are presented and discussed with respect to the diffusion couple that was furnace-cooled, annealed at 700°C in our previous study, and isothermal ternary phase diagram at 700°C.

  3. Twin peak HF QPOs as a spectral imprint of dual oscillation modes of accretion tori

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    Bakala, Pavel; Török, Gabriel; Šrámková, Eva; Abramowicz, Marek A; Vincent, Frederic H; Mazur, Grzegorz P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High frequency (millisecond) quasi-periodic oscillations (HF QPOs) are observed in the X-ray power-density spectra of several microquasars and low mass X-ray binaries. Two distinct QPO peaks, so-called twin peak QPOs, are often detected simultaneously exhibiting their frequency ratio close or equal to 3/2. Following the analytic theory and previous studies of observable spectral signatures, we aim to model the twin peak QPOs as a spectral imprint of specific dual oscillation regime defined by a combination of the lowest radial and vertical oscillation mode of optically thick slender tori with constant specific angular momentum. We examined power spectra and fluorescent K$\\alpha$ iron line profiles for two different simulation setups with the mode frequency relations corresponding to the epicyclic resonance HF QPOs model and modified relativistic precession QPOs model. We use relativistic ray-tracing implemented in parallel simulation code LSDplus. In the background of the Kerr spacetime geometry, we analyze t...

  4. First observation of /sup 162/Hf decay completion of an alpha -decay chain

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    Schrewe, U J; Hagberg, E; Hardy, J C; Koslowsky, V T; Schmeing, H; Sharma, K S

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The new isotope /sup 162/Hf (T/sub 1/2/=(37.6+or-0.8)s) is produced in a /sup 142/Nd (/sup 24/Mg,4n) reaction. The activities produced in this reaction are transported to a measuring station by use of a He- jet system. Decay properties are observed with alpha -, gamma -, and gamma - gamma -spectroscopy. The Z-assignment of the new isotope is based on a cross bombardment on /sup 141/Pr target and on the results of a gamma -X-ray coincidence measurement. The mass assignment is deduced from the excitation function measurements. From the measured alpha -decay energy E/sub alpha /=4308 (10) keV new mass values are derived for /sup 162/Hf, /sup 166/W, /sup 170/Os, /sup 174/Pt, and /sup 178/Hg. These new mass values make it possible to establish systematics of two-proton and one-proton binding energies far from stability. (20 refs).

  5. Printing and Scanning Instructions Printing on Savin (reserved for Job Market/RA/TA print jobs ONLY)

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    Niebur, Ernst

    1 Printing and Scanning Instructions Printing on Savin (reserved for Job Market/RA/TA print jobs, stapling, or three holes punch, you can find them under the "Layout" tab and "Advanced". #12;2 Scanning on Savin (NOTE: scanning is Free of Charge) A feature of the new copier is the option of using it to scan

  6. NIH eRA System xTrain Termination for Appointments Quick Reference 1 January 27, 2011

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    Baker, Chris I.

    NIH eRA System xTrain Termination for Appointments Quick Reference 1 January 27, 2011 Powering the Advancement of Science xTrain Termination of Appointments Quick Reference Guide for Institution Users 1. The PD/PI Initiates a Termination Notice (TN) · The PD/PI locates the Trainee on the Trainee Roster

  7. NIH eRA System xTrain External Termination of Fellowships Quick Reference 1 January 27, 2011

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    Baker, Chris I.

    NIH eRA System xTrain External Termination of Fellowships Quick Reference 1 January 27, 2011 Powering the Advancement of Science xTrain Termination of Fellowships Quick Reference Guide for Institution finds the Fellowship award to be terminated and selects the View Trainee Roster link. NOTE: Although

  8. Microfluidics for block polymer shells (DMR 0819860) SEED :H.A. Stone, R.A. Register and Janine Nunes

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    Petta, Jason

    Microfluidics for block polymer shells (DMR 0819860) SEED :H.A. Stone, R.A. Register and Janine. We utilized microfluidic methods to investigate the role of geometric structures, e.g. thin spherical, microfluidic devices with two consecutive flow-focusing junctions were used to generate air bubble

  9. Howell, R.A., 2012 Living with a carbon allowance 1 Living with a carbon allowance: the experiences of Carbon

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    Howell, R.A., 2012 Living with a carbon allowance 1 Living with a carbon allowance: the experiences of Carbon Rationing Action Groups and implications for policy Rachel A. Howell Environmental Change with a carbon allowance: the experiences of Carbon Rationing Action Groups and implications for policy. Energy

  10. 1997 BNL Site Environmental Report E -1 Bari, R.A., Gordon, D., Moran, D., and Volkow, N.,

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    APPENDIX E 1997 BNL Site Environmental Report E - 1 Bari, R.A., Gordon, D., Moran, D., and Volkow, N., 1997. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Environmental, Safety, and Health Decision Making at Brookhaven National Laboratory (April 29, 1997). Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1997. Environmental

  11. An experimental and numerical study of surface tension-driven melt flow R.A. Parsons a,, F. Nimmo a

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    Nimmo, Francis

    An experimental and numerical study of surface tension-driven melt flow R.A. Parsons a,, F. Nimmo 2007 Abstract To determine the role of surface tension-driven melt migration in planetary bodies, we, surface tension causes the melt to relax back to a homogeneous distribution. Samples composed of 76 vol

  12. Separation of Zirconium from Uranium in U-Zr Alloys Using a Chlorination Process

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    Parkison, Adam J

    2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The fundamental behavior underpinning a new processing concept was demonstrated which is capable of separating uranium from zirconium in U-Zr alloys through the formation and selective volatilization of their respective chlorides. Bench...

  13. Separation of Zirconium from Uranium in U-Zr Alloys Using a Chlorination Process 

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    Parkison, Adam J

    2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The fundamental behavior underpinning a new processing concept was demonstrated which is capable of separating uranium from zirconium in U-Zr alloys through the formation and selective volatilization of their respective chlorides. Bench...

  14. Low beryllium content Zr-based bulk metallic glass composite with plasticity and work hardenability

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    Zheng, Q., E-mail: qiangzheng616@hotmail.com, E-mail: dujuan@nimte.ac.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Ningbo University of Technology, Ningbo, 315016, China and Ningbo Branch of China Academy of Ordnance Science, Ningbo, 315103 (China); Du, J., E-mail: qiangzheng616@hotmail.com, E-mail: dujuan@nimte.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Devices, Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering (NIMTE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Zhejiang Province Key Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Application Technology, NIMTE, CAS, Ningbo 315201 (China)

    2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A modified Zr-based bulk metallic glass matrix composite Zr{sub 47.67}Cu{sub 40}Ti{sub 3.66}Ni{sub 2.66}Be{sub 6} has been produced by increasing the contents of elements of Zr and Cu with higher Poisson ratio and reducing the contents of Ti, Ni, and Be elements with lower Poisson ratio based on famous metallic glass former Vitreloy 1. A compressive yielding strength of 1804?MPa, fracture strength of 1938?MPa and 3.5% plastic strain was obtained for obtained metallic glass composite. Also, work-hardening behavior was observed during compressive experiment which was ascribed to the interaction of the in situ precipitated CuZr phase and shear bands.

  15. Atomistic Modeling of Displacement Cascades in La2Zr2O7 Pyrochlore...

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    static calculations. Citation: Chartier A, C Meis, JP Crocombette, LR Corrales, and WJ Weber.2003."Atomistic Modeling of Displacement Cascades in La2Zr2O7 Pyrochlore."Physical...

  16. A DFT + U study of cerium solubility in LaZrO. | EMSL

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    solution exhibits a reduced charge state. Citation: Wang XJ, HY Xiao, X Zu, and WJ Weber.2012."A DFT + U study of cerium solubility in La?Zr?O?."Journal of Nuclear Materials...

  17. Phase formation in Zr/Fe multilayers during Kr ion irradiation.

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    Motta, A. T.

    1998-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A detailed study has been conducted of the effect of Kr ion irradiation on phase formation in Zr-Fe metallic multilayers, using the Intermediate Voltage Electron Microscopy (IVEM) at Argonne National Laboratory. Metallic multilayers were prepared with different overall compositions (near 50-50 and Fe-rich), and with different wavelengths (repetition thicknesses). These samples were irradiated with 300 keV Kr ions at various temperatures to investigate the final products, as well as the kinetics of phase formation. For the shorter wavelength samples, the final product was in all cases an amorphous Zr-Fe phase, in combination with Fe, while specially for the larger wavelength samples, in the Fe-rich samples the intermetallic compounds ZrFe{sub 2} and Zr{sub 3}Fe were formed in addition to the amorphous phase. The dose to full reaction decreases with temperature, and with wavelength in a manner consistent with a diffusion-controlled reaction.

  18. Atomic Layer Deposition of HfO2 Thin Films on Si and GaAs Substrates Justin C Hackley1

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    Gougousi, Theodosia

    that have shown efficient growth of HfO2 films on Si-H at 100°C using amide precursors and heavy water.4 Hf and Materials Research Directorate, Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, 21005-5069 ABSTRACT dielectrics in Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFET).5 However, one of the major issues

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

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

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Deposition and characterization of TiZrV-Pd thin films by dc magnetron sputtering

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    Wang, Jie; Xu, Yan-Hui; Wei, Wei; Fan, Le; Pei, Xiang-Tao; Hong, Yuan-Zhi; Wang, Yong

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TiZrV film is mainly applied in the ultra-high vacuum pipe of storage ring. Thin film coatings of palladium which was added onto the TiZrV film to increase the service life of nonevaporable getters and enhance pumping speed for H2, was deposited on the inner face of stainless steel pipes by dc magnetron sputtering using argon gas as the sputtering gas. The TiZrV-Pd film properties were investigated by atomic force microscope (AFM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). The grain size of TiZrV and Pd film were about 0.42~1.3 nm and 8.5~18.25 nm respectively. It was found that the roughness of TiZrV films was small, about 2~4 nm, for Pd film it is large, about 17~19 nm. PP At. % of Pd in TiZrV/Pd films varied from 86.84 to 87.56 according to the XPS test results.

  1. Results from ORNL Characterization of Zr02-500-AK2 - Surrogate TRISO Material

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    Hunn, John D [ORNL; Kercher, Andrew K [ORNL

    2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a compilation of the characterization data for the TRISO-coated surrogate particle batch designated ZrO2-500-AK2 that was produced at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as part of the Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Development and Qualification (AGR) program. The ZrO2-500-AK2 material contains nominally 500 {micro}m kernels of yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) coated with all TRISO layers (buffer, inner pyrocarbon, silicon carbide, and outer pyrocarbon). The ZrO2-500-AK2 material was created for: (1) irradiation testing in the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and (2) limited dissemination to laboratories as deemed appropriate to the AGR program. This material was created midway into a TRISO fuel development program to accommodate a sudden opportunity to perform irradiation testing on surrogate material. While the layer deposition processes were chosen based on the best technical understanding at the time, technical progress at ORNL has led to an evolution in the perceived optimal deposition conditions since the createion of ZrO2-500-AK2. Thus, ZrO2-500-AK2 contains a reasonable TRISO microstructure, but does differ significanly from currently produced TRISO surrogates and fuel at ORNL. In this document, characterization data of the ZrO2-500-AK2 surrogate includes: size, shape, coating thickness, and density.

  2. Results from ORNL characterization of ZrO2-500-AK2 - surrogate TRISO material

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    Kercher, Andrew K [ORNL; Hunn, John D [ORNL

    2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a compilation of the characterization data for the TRISO-coated surrogate particles designated ZrO2-500-AK2 that was produced at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as part of the Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Development and Qualification (AGR) program. The ZrO2-500-AK2 material contains nominally 500 {micro}m kernels of yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) coated with all TRISO layers (buffer, inner pyrocarbon, silicon carbide, and outer pyrocarbon). The ZrO2-500-AK2 material was created for: (1) irradiation testing in the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and (2) limited dissemination to laboratories as deemed appropriate to the AGR program. This material was created midway into a TRISO fuel development program to accommodate a sudden opportunity to perform irradiation testing on surrogate material. While the layer deposition processes were chosen based on the best technical understanding at the time, technical progress at ORNL has led to an evolution in the perceived optimal deposition conditions since the creation of ZrO2-500-AK2. Thus, ZrO2-500-AK2 contains a reasonable TRISO microstructure, but does differ significantly from currently produced TRISO surrogates and fuel at ORNL. In this document, characterization data of the ZrO2-500-AK2 surrogate includes: size, shape, coating thickness, and density.

  3. Infrared study on room-temperature atomic layer deposition of HfO{sub 2} using tetrakis(ethylmethylamino)hafnium and remote plasma-excited oxidizing agents

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    Kanomata, Kensaku [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, 4-3-16 Jonan, Yonezawa 992-8510, Japan and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 (Japan); Ohba, Hisashi; Pungboon Pansila, P.; Ahmmad, Bashir; Kubota, Shigeru; Hirahara, Kazuhiro; Hirose, Fumihiko, E-mail: fhirose@yz.yamagata-u.ac.jp [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, 4-3-16 Jonan, Yonezawa 992-8510 (Japan)

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Room-temperature atomic layer deposition (ALD) of HfO{sub 2} was examined using tetrakis (ethylmethylamino)hafnium (TEMAH) and remote plasma-excited water and oxygen. A growth rate of 0.26?nm/cycle at room temperature was achieved, and the TEMAH adsorption and its oxidization on HfO{sub 2} were investigated by multiple internal reflection infrared absorption spectroscopy. It was observed that saturated adsorption of TEMAH occurs at exposures of ?1?×?10{sup 5}?L (1 L?=?1?×?10{sup ?6} Torr s) at room temperature, and the use of remote plasma-excited water and oxygen vapor is effective in oxidizing the TEMAH molecules on the HfO{sub 2} surface, to produce OH sites. The infrared study suggested that Hf–OH plays a role as an adsorption site for TEMAH. The reaction mechanism of room temperature HfO{sub 2} ALD is discussed in this paper.

  4. Gas-phase hydrogen isotope exchange in HF + D2O

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    Trowbridge, L.D.

    1982-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The gas-phase isotope exchange reaction of HF and D2O has been studied by flow tube and matrix isolation techniques over a range of concentrations and reaction times. The matrix isolation/FTIR gas sampling and analysis technique proved capable of detecting reactants and products even at low concentrations (0.02% and less) and for reaction times down to 10 msec. The reaction under study, however, is sufficiently rapid that it appeared complete at 10 msec even at the lowest reactant concentrations used. From these results, it is therefore possible only to place a lower bound on the reaction rate. This lower bound, arrived at by computer modeling an assumed second order reaction in the flow tube, represents a refinement in the previously established limit by about a factor of 10U and may thus be of utility in UF6 atmospheric release models. 4 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

  5. Analytical Potential Energy Surface for the Na + HF NaF + H reaction: Application of Conventional Transition-State Theory

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    Analytical Potential Energy Surface for the Na + HF NaF + H reaction: Application of Conventional Transition-State Theory Alessandra F. A. Vilela, Ricardo Gargano a Patr´icia R.P. Barreto b a Instituto de from calculation of the rate constant using con- ventional Transition State Theory (TST

  6. Analysis of Ti-Ni-Hf shape memory alloys by combinatorial nanocalorimetry Yahya Motemani1,2

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    1 Analysis of Ti-Ni-Hf shape memory alloys by combinatorial nanocalorimetry Yahya Motemani1 memory alloy. #12;3 1. Introduction Many titanium-nickel based alloys display shape memory behavior) and a low- temperature monoclinic phase (martensite). The shape memory behavior, along with good

  7. NEW ACTIVE LOAD VOLTAGE CLAMP FOR HF-LINK CONVERTERS Petar Ljusev and Michael A.E. Andersen

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    that incorporates both the main power and auxiliary transformer on the same magnetic core. Keywords: HF not need additional power components, but do have increased control complexity and safety problems. The latter solutions satisfy both the commutation and safety issues, but ask for additional power components

  8. Computer simulations for direct conversion of the HF electromagnetic wave into the upper hybrid wave in ionospheric heating experiments

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Computer simulations for direct conversion of the HF electromagnetic wave into the upper hybrid emissions (SEE). A direct conversion process is proposed as an excitation mech- anism of the upper hybrid, 1996) The electrostatic waves at the UH resonance were assumed to be excited via ``direct conversion

  9. Computational investigation of the phase stability and the electronic properties for Gd-doped HfO{sub 2}

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    Wang, L. G. [General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals, Beijing 100088 (China); California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Xiong, Y.; Xiao, W.; Cheng, L.; Du, J.; Tu, H. [General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals, Beijing 100088 (China); Walle, A. van de [Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States); California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

    2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Rare earth doping is an important approach to improve the desired properties of high-k gate dielectric oxides. We have carried out a comprehensive theoretical investigation on the phase stability, band gap, formation of oxygen vacancies, and dielectric properties for the Gd-doped HfO{sub 2}. Our calculated results indicate that the tetragonal phase is more stable than the monoclinic phase when the Gd doping concentration is greater than 15.5%, which is in a good agreement with the experimental observations. The dopant's geometric effect is mainly responsible for the phase stability. The Gd doping enlarges the band gap of the material. The dielectric constant for the Gd-doped HfO{sub 2} is in the range of 20–30 that is suitable for high-k dielectric applications. The neutral oxygen vacancy formation energy is 3.2?eV lower in the doped material than in pure HfO{sub 2}. We explain the experimental observation on the decrease of photoluminescence intensities in the Gd-doped HfO{sub 2} according to forming the dopant-oxygen vacancy complexes.

  10. Role of hydrogen in Ge/HfO2/Al gate stacks subjected to negative bias temperature instability

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    Misra, Durgamadhab "Durga"

    Role of hydrogen in Ge/HfO2/Al gate stacks subjected to negative bias temperature instability N 2007; published online 17 January 2008 This work investigates the role of hydrogen and nitrogen in a Ge. Virtually unchanged interface state density as a function of NBTI indicates no atomic hydrogen release from

  11. Determination of the direct double- ? -decay Q value of Zr 96 and atomic masses of Zr 90 - 92 , 94 , 96 and Mo 92 , 94 - 98 , 100

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    Gulyuz, K.; Ariche, J.; Bollen, G.; Bustabad, S.; Eibach, M.; Izzo, C.; Novario, S. J.; Redshaw, M.; Ringle, R.; Sandler, R.; Schwarz, S.; Valverde, A. A.

    2015-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimental searches for neutrinoless double-? decay offer one of the best opportunities to look for physics beyond the standard model. Detecting this decay would confirm the Majorana nature of the neutrino, and a measurement of its half-life can be used to determine the absolute neutrino mass scale. Important to both tasks is an accurate knowledge of the Q value of the double-? decay. The LEBIT Penning trap mass spectrometer was used for the first direct experimental determination of the ??Zr double-? decay Q value: Q??=3355.85(15) keV. This value is nearly 7 keV larger than the 2012 Atomic Mass Evaluation [M. Wang et al., Chin. Phys. C 36, 1603 (2012)] value and one order of magnitude more precise. The 3-? shift is primarily due to a more accurate measurement of the ??Zr atomic mass: m(??Zr)=95.90827735(17) u. Using the new Q value, the 2???-decay matrix element, |M2?|, is calculated. Improved determinations of the atomic masses of all other zirconium (90-92,94,96Zr) and molybdenum (92,94-98,100Mo) isotopes using both ¹²C? and ??Rb as references are also reported.

  12. Proton-induced cross sections relevant to production of 225Ac and 223Ra in natural thorium targets below 200 MeV

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    J. W. Weidner; S. G. Mashnik; K. D. John; F. Hemez; B. Ballard; H. Bach; E. R. Birnbaum; L. J. Bitteker; A. Couture; D. Dry; M. E. Fassbender; M. S. Gulley; K. R. Jackman; J. L. Ullmann; L. E. Wolfsberg; F. M. Nortier

    2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Cross sections for 223,225Ra, 225Ac and 227Th production by the proton bombardment of natural thorium targets were measured at proton energies below 200 MeV. Our measurements are in good agreement with previously published data and offer a complete excitation function for 223,225Ra in the energy range above 90 MeV. Comparison of theoretical predictions with the experimental data shows reasonable-to-good agreement. Results indicate that accelerator-based production of 225Ac and 223Ra below 200 MeV is a viable production method.

  13. Melting temperatures of the ZrO{sub 2}-MOX system

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    Uchida, T.; Hirooka, S.; Kato, M.; Morimoto, K. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 4-33, Muramatsu, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1194 (Japan); Sugata, H.; Shibata, K.; Sato, D. [Inspection Development Company, 4-33, Muramatsu, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1194 (Japan)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Severe accidents occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Units 1-3 on March 11, 2011. MOX fuels were loaded in the Unit 3. For the thermal analysis of the severe accident, melting temperature and phase state of MOX corium were investigated. The simulated coriums were prepared from 4%Pu-containing MOX, 8%Pu-containing MOX and ZrO{sub 2}. Then X-ray diffraction, density and melting temperature measurements were carried out as a function of zirconium and plutonium contents. The cubic phase was observed in the 25%Zr-containing corium and the tetragonal phase was observed in the 50% and 75%Zr-containing coria. The lattice parameter and density monotonically changed with Pu content. Melting temperature increased with increasing Pu content; melting temperature were estimated to be 2932 K for 4%Pu MOX corium and 3012 K for 8%Pu MOX corium in the 25%ZrO{sub 2}-MOX system. The lowest melting temperature was observed for 50%Zr-containing corium. (authors)

  14. First-principles calculations have been performed to study the structural and electronic properties of pure and Y-doped cubic HfO2. It is found that Y dopant in cubic HfO2 can increase the stability relative to the monoclinic phase by decreasing the energ

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    Gong, Xingao

    supercell 3) VO : c-HfO2 ­ a 3×3×3 supercell Exc: GGA Energy cutoff: 495eV Potential: ultrasoft Vanderbilt was performed at Shanghai Supercomputer Center and Supercomputer Center of Fudan and CCS. C-HfO2 #12;

  15. Remarkable Strontium B-Site Occupancy in Ferroelectric Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 Solid Solutions Doped with Cryolite-Type Strontium Niobate

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    Feltz, A.; Schmidt-Winkel, P.; Schossman, M.; Booth, C.H.; Albering, J.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    contains Lead-Titanium-Zirconium Oxide of Specificstructure such as lead zirconium titanium oxide Pb(Zr,Ti)O 3

  16. Excitation functions of the nat-Ta(p,x)178m2Hf and nat-W(p,x)178m2Hf reactions at energies up to 2600 MeV

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    Titarenko, Yu E; Pavlov, K V; Titarenko, A Yu; Zhivun, V M; Chauzova, M V; Ignatyuk, A V; Mashnik, S G; Leray, S; Boudard, A; David, J -C; Mancusi, D; Cugnon, J; Yariv, Y; Nishihara, K; Matsuda, N; Kumawat, H; Stankovsky, A Yu

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to potential level of energy intensity 178m2Hf is an extremely interesting isomer. One possible way to produce this isomer is irradiation of nat-Ta or nat-W samples with high energy protons. Irradiation of nat-Ta and nat-W samples performed for other purposes provides an opportunity to study the corresponding reactions. This paper pre-sents the 178m2Hf independent production cross sections for both targets measured by the gamma-ray spectrometry method. The reaction excitation functions have been obtained for the proton energies from 40 up to 2600 MeV. The experimental results were compared with calculations by various versions of the intranuclear cascade model in the well-known codes: ISABEL, Bertini, INCL4.5+ABLA07, PHITS, CASCADE07 and CEM03.02. The isomer ratio for the nat-Ta(p,x)178m2Hf reaction is evaluated on the basis of the available data.

  17. Excitation functions of the nat-Ta(p,x)178m2Hf and nat-W(p,x)178m2Hf reactions at energies up to 2600 MeV

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    Yu. E. Titarenko; V. F. Batyaev; K. V. Pavlov; A. Yu. Titarenko; V. M. Zhivun; M. V. Chauzova; A. V. Ignatyuk; S. G. Mashnik; S. Leray; A. Boudard; J. -C. David; D. Mancusi; J. Cugnon; Y. Yariv; K. Nishihara; N. Matsuda; H. Kumawat; A. Yu. Stankovsky

    2015-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to potential level of energy intensity 178m2Hf is an extremely interesting isomer. One possible way to produce this isomer is irradiation of nat-Ta or nat-W samples with high energy protons. Irradiation of nat-Ta and nat-W samples performed for other purposes provides an opportunity to study the corresponding reactions. This paper pre-sents the 178m2Hf independent production cross sections for both targets measured by the gamma-ray spectrometry method. The reaction excitation functions have been obtained for the proton energies from 40 up to 2600 MeV. The experimental results were compared with calculations by various versions of the intranuclear cascade model in the well-known codes: ISABEL, Bertini, INCL4.5+ABLA07, PHITS, CASCADE07 and CEM03.02. The isomer ratio for the nat-Ta(p,x)178m2Hf reaction is evaluated on the basis of the available data.

  18. Kinetic Modeling of the Effect of MAO/Zr Ratio and Chain Transfer to Aluminum in Zirconocene Catalyzed Propylene Polymerization

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    Catalyzed Propylene Polymerization Bernabe Quevedo-Sanchez, Jessica F. Nimmons, E. Bryan Coughlin was developed to characterize metallocene-catalyzed propylene polymerization using two different catalyst systems: rac-Et(Ind)2ZrCl2/MAO (I/MAO) and rac-Et(4,7-Me2-1-Ind)2ZrCl2/MAO (II/MAO). Slurry propylene

  19. Precipitation and Thermal Fatigue in Ni-Ti-Zr Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films by Combinatorial nanoCalorimetry

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    1 Precipitation and Thermal Fatigue in Ni-Ti-Zr Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films by Combinatorial nano Mongolia University of Technology Hohhot 010051, China Abstract: Thin-film samples of Ni-Ti-Zr shape memory the composition and the stress state of the shape memory phase. Thermal fatigue behavior, induced by thermal

  20. Creep strength of niobium alloys, Nb-1%Zr and PWC-11

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    Titran, R.H.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A study is being conducted at NASA Lewis Research Center to determine the feasibility of using a carbide particle strengthened Nb-1% Zr base alloy to meet the anticipated temperature and creep resistance requirements of proposed near term space power systems. In order to provide information to aid in the determination of the suitability of the PWC-11 alloy as an alternative to Nb-1% Zr in space power systems this study investigated (1) the long-time high-vacuum creep behavior of the PWC-11 material and the Nb-1% Zr alloy, (2) the effect of prior stress-free thermal aging on this creep behavior, (3) the effect of electron beam (EB) welding on this creep behavior, and (4) the stability of creep strengthening carbide particles. 14 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. Properties of HfLaO MOS capacitor deposited on SOI with plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition

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    Wan, Wenyan; Cheng, Xinhong, E-mail: xh-cheng@mail.sim.ac.cn; Cao, Duo; Zheng, Li; Xu, Dawei; Wang, Zhongjian; Xia, Chao; Shen, Lingyan; Yu, Yuehui [State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Micro-system and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changning Road 865, Shanghai 200050 (China); Shen, DaShen [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama 35899 (United States)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Amorphous HfLaO dielectric film was successfully deposited on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate by plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition with in situ plasma treatment. The HfLaO film retained its insulating characteristics and is thermally stable even after annealing at 800?°C. The film has a dielectric constant of 27.3 and leakage of only 0.03?mA/cm{sup 2} at a gate bias of |Vg ? V{sub fb}|?=?1?V. The capacitance equivalent oxide thickness is 0.7?nm. A new parallel electrode testing structure was applied to measure C–V and J–V characteristics for the SOI samples. This testing method for metal–oxide–semiconductor capacitors has potential uses for measuring other layered substrates.

  2. The transition from amorphous to crystalline in Al/Zr multilayers

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    Zhong Qi; Zhang Zhong; Ma Shuang; Qi Runze; Li Jia; Wang Zhanshan [MOE Key Laboratory of Advanced Micro-Structured Materials, Institute of Precision Optical Engineering, Department of Physics, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China); Le Guen, Karine; Andre, Jean-Michel; Jonnard, Philippe [Laboratoire de Chimie Physique - Matiere et Rayonnement, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, CNRS UMR 7614, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, F-75231 Paris cedex 05 (France)

    2013-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The amorphous-to-crystalline transition in Al(1.0%wtSi)/Zr and Al(Pure)/Zr multilayers grown by direct-current magnetron sputtering system has been characterized over a range of Al layer thicknesses (1.0-5.0 nm) by using a series of complementary measurements including grazing incidence X-ray reflectometry, atomic force microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The Al layer thickness transition exhibits the Si doped in Al could not only disfavor the crystallization of Al but also influence the changing trends of surface roughness and diffraction peak position of phase Al<111>. An interesting feature of the presence of Si in Al layer is that Si could influence the transition process in Al(1%wtSi) layer, in which the critical thickness (1.6 nm) of Al(Pure) layer in Al(Pure)/Zr shifts to 1.8 nm of Al(1.0%wtSi) layer in Al(1.0%wtSi)/Zr multilayer. We also found that the Zr-on-Al interlayer is wider than the Al-on-Zr interlayer in both systems, and the Al layers do not have specific crystal orientation in the directions vertical to the layer from selected area electron diffraction patterns below the thickness (3.0 nm) of Al layers. Above the thickness (3.0 nm) of Al layers, the Al layers are highly oriented in Al<111>, so that the transformation from asymmetrical to symmetrical interlayers can be observed. Based on the analysis of all measurements, we build up a model with four steps, which could explain the Al layer thickness transition process in terms of a critical thickness for the nucleation of Al(Pure) and Al(1%wtSi) crystallites.

  3. High-Linear Energy Transfer Irradiation Targeted to Skeletal Metastases by the Alpha Emitter Ra-223: Adjuvant or Alternative to Conventional Modalities?

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    Bruland, Oyvind S.; Nilsson, Sten; Fisher, Darrell R.; Larsen, Roy H.

    2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The bone-seeking, alpha-particle emitting radiopharmaceutical Alpharadin, 223RaCl2 (t1/2 = 11.4 days) is under clinical development as a novel treatment for skeletal metastases from breast and prostate cancer. This paper summarizes the current status of preclinical and clinical research on 223RaCl2. Potential advantages of 223Ra to that of external beam irradiation or registered beta-emitting bone-seekers are discussed. Published data of 223Ra dosimetry in mice and a therapeutic study in a skeletal metastases model in nude rats have indicated significant therapeutic potential of bone-seeking alpha-emitters. This paper provides short-term and long-term results from the first clinical single dosage trial. We present data from a repeated dosage study of five consecutive injections of 50 kBq/kg bodyweight, once every third week, or two injections of 125 kBq/kg bodyweight, six weeks apart. Furthermore, preliminary results are given for a randomized phase II trial involving 64 patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer and painful skeletal metastases who received four monthly injections of 223Ra or saline as an adjuvant to external beam radiotherapy. Also presented are preliminary dose estimates for 223Ra in humans. Results indicate that repeated dosing is feasible and that opportunities are available for combined treatment strategies.

  4. Ab initio study of radium monofluoride, RaF, as a candidate to search for P- and T,P- violation effects

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    A. D. Kudashov; A. N. Petrov; L. V. Skripnikov; N. S. Mosyagin; T. A. Isaev; R. Berger; A. V. Titov

    2014-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Relativistic ab initio calculations have been performed to assess the suitability of RaF for experimental search of P- and T,P-violating interactions. The parameters of P- and T,P-odd terms of the spin-rotational Hamiltonian have been calculated for the ${^2}\\Sigma$ electronic ground state of RaF molecule. They include the parameter $W_a$, which is critical in experimental search for nuclear anapole moment and the parameters $W_d$ and $W_{\\rm SP}$ required to obtain restrictions on the electric dipole moment of the electron and T,P-odd scalar-pseudoscalar interactions, respectively. The parameter $X$ corresponding to the "volume effect" in the T,P$-$odd interaction of the $^{223}$Ra nuclear Schiff moment with electronic shells of RaF has also been computed. Spectroscopic and hyperfine structure constants for $^{223}$RaF and $^{223}$Ra$^+$ have been computed as well, demonstrating the accuracy of the methods employed.

  5. Experiments and theory on parametric instabilities excited in HF heating experiments at HAARP

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    Kuo, Spencer [New York University-Polytechnic School of Engineering, 5 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, New York 11201 (United States); Snyder, Arnold [NorthWest Research Associates, P.O. Box 530, Stockton Springs, Maine 04981 (United States); Lee, M. C. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (United States); Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

    2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Parametric instabilities excited by O-mode HF heater and the induced ionospheric modification were explored via HAARP digisonde operated in a fast mode. The impact of excited Langmuir waves and upper hybrid waves on the ionosphere are manifested by bumps in the virtual spread, which expand the ionogram echoes upward as much as 140?km and the downward range spread of the sounding echoes, which exceeds 50?km over a significant frequency range. The theory of parametric instabilities is presented. The theory identifies the ionogram bump located between the 3.2?MHz heater frequency and the upper hybrid resonance frequency and the bump below the upper hybrid resonance frequency to be associated with the Langmuir and upper hybrid instabilities, respectively. The Langmuir bump is located close to the upper hybrid resonance frequency, rather than to the heater frequency, consistent with the theory. Each bump in the virtual height spread of the ionogram is similar to the cusp occurring in daytime ionograms at the E-F2 layer transition, indicating that there is a small ledge in the density profile similar to E-F2 layer transitions. The experimental results also show that the strong impact of the upper hybrid instability on the ionosphere can suppress the Langmuir instability.

  6. Band alignment between GaN and ZrO{sub 2} formed by atomic layer deposition

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    Ye, Gang; Wang, Hong, E-mail: ewanghong@ntu.edu.sg; Arulkumaran, Subramaniam; Ng, Geok Ing; Li, Yang; Ang, Kian Siong [Novitas, Nanoelectronics Center of Excellence, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798 (Singapore); Liu, Zhi Hong [Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, 1 CREATE Way, Singapore 138602 (Singapore)

    2014-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The band alignment between Ga-face GaN and atomic-layer-deposited ZrO{sub 2} was investigated using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The dependence of Ga 3d and Zr 3d core-level positions on the take-off angles indicated upward band bending at GaN surface and potential gradient in ZrO{sub 2} layer. Based on angle-resolved XPS measurements combined with numerical calculations, valence band discontinuity ?E{sub V} of 1?±?0.2?eV and conduction band discontinuity ?E{sub C} of 1.2?±?0.2?eV at ZrO{sub 2}/GaN interface were determined by taking GaN surface band bending and potential gradient in ZrO{sub 2} layer into account.

  7. Galactic Evolution of Sr, Y, Zr: A Multiplicity of Nucleosynthetic Processes

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    Claudia Travaglio; Roberto Gallino; Enrico Arnone; John Cowan; Faith Jordan; Chris Sneden

    2003-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We follow the Galactic enrichment of three easily observed light n-capture elements Sr,Y,and Zr.Input stellar yields have been first separated into their respective main and weak s-process,and r-process components.The s-process yields from AGB stars are computed,exploring a wide range of efficiencies of the major neutron source,13C,and covering both disk and halo metallicities.AGBs have been shown to reproduce the main s-component in the solar system.The concurrent weak s-process,which accounts for the major fraction of the light s-process isotopes in the solar system and occurs in massive stars by the operation of the 22Ne n-source,is discussed in detail.Neither the main s-,nor the weak s-components are shown to contribute significantly to the n-capture element abundances observed in unevolved halo stars.We present a detailed analysis of a large database of spectroscopic observations of Sr,Y,Zr, Ba,and Eu for Galactic stars at various metallicities.Spectroscopic observations of Sr,Y,and Zr to Ba and Eu abundance ratios versus metallicity provide useful diagnostics of the types of n-capture processes forming Sr,Y and Zr.The observed [Sr,Y,Zr/Ba,Eu] ratio is clearly not flat at low metallicities,as we would expect if Ba,Eu and Sr,Y,Zr all had the same r-process origin.We discuss our chemical evolution predictions, taking into account the interplay between different processes to produce Sr-Y-Zr.We find hints for a primary process in low-metallicity massive stars, different from the 'classical s-process' and from the 'classical r-process',that we tentatively define LEPP (Lighter Element Primary Process).This allows us to revise the estimates of the r-process contributions to the solar Sr,Y and Zr abundances,as well as of the contribution to the s-only isotopes 86Sr,87Sr,96Mo.

  8. Physical properties of epitaxial ZrN/MgO(001) layers grown by reactive magnetron sputtering

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    Mei, A. B.; Zhang, C.; Sardela, M.; Eckstein, J. N.; Rockett, A. [Departments of Materials Science, Physics, and the Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, 104 South Goodwin, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)] [Departments of Materials Science, Physics, and the Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, 104 South Goodwin, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Howe, B. M. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio 45433-7817 (United States)] [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio 45433-7817 (United States); Hultman, L. [Thin Film Physics Division, Department of Physics (IFM), Linköping University, SE-58183 Linköping (Sweden)] [Thin Film Physics Division, Department of Physics (IFM), Linköping University, SE-58183 Linköping (Sweden); Petrov, I.; Greene, J. E. [Departments of Materials Science, Physics, and the Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, 104 South Goodwin, Urbana, Illinois 61801 and Thin Film Physics Division, Department of Physics (IFM), Linköping University, SE-58183 Linköping (Sweden)] [Departments of Materials Science, Physics, and the Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, 104 South Goodwin, Urbana, Illinois 61801 and Thin Film Physics Division, Department of Physics (IFM), Linköping University, SE-58183 Linköping (Sweden)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Single-crystal ZrN films, 830 nm thick, are grown on MgO(001) at 450 °C by magnetically unbalanced reactive magnetron sputtering. The combination of high-resolution x-ray diffraction reciprocal lattice maps, high-resolution cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy, and selected-area electron diffraction shows that ZrN grows epitaxially on MgO(001) with a cube-on-cube orientational relationship, (001){sub ZrN}?(001){sub MgO} and [100]{sub ZrN}?[100]{sub MgO}. The layers are essentially fully relaxed with a lattice parameter of 0.4575 nm, in good agreement with reported results for bulk ZrN crystals. X-ray reflectivity results reveal that the films are completely dense with smooth surfaces (roughness = 1.3 nm, consistent with atomic-force microscopy analyses). Based on temperature-dependent electronic transport measurements, epitaxial ZrN/MgO(001) layers have a room-temperature resistivity ?{sub 300K} of 12.0 ??-cm, a temperature coefficient of resistivity between 100 and 300 K of 5.6 × 10{sup ?8}?-cm K{sup ?1}, a residual resistivity ?{sub o} below 30 K of 0.78 ??-cm (corresponding to a residual resistivity ratio ?{sub 300?}/?{sub 15K} = 15), and the layers exhibit a superconducting transition temperature of 10.4 K. The relatively high residual resistivity ratio, combined with long in-plane and out-of-plane x-ray coherence lengths, ?{sub ?} = 18 nm and ?{sub ?} = 161 nm, indicates high crystalline quality with low mosaicity. The reflectance of ZrN(001), as determined by variable-angle spectroscopic ellipsometry, decreases slowly from 95% at 1 eV to 90% at 2 eV with a reflectance edge at 3.04 eV. Interband transitions dominate the dielectric response above 2 eV. The ZrN(001) nanoindentation hardness and modulus are 22.7 ± 1.7 and 450 ± 25 GPa.

  9. Features of the band structure and conduction mechanisms in the n-HfNiSn semiconductor heavily doped with Ru

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    Romaka, V. A., E-mail: vromaka@polynet.lviv.ua [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Pidstrygach Institute for Applied Problems in Mechanics and Mathematics (Ukraine); Rogl, P. [Universität Wien, Institut für Physikalische Chemie (Austria); Romaka, V. V. [National University Lvivska Politekhnika (Ukraine); Stadnyk, Yu. V. [Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine); Korzh, R. O.; Krayovskyy, V. Ya. [National University Lvivska Politekhnika (Ukraine); Horyn, A. M. [Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine)

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The crystal and electronic structure and energy and kinetic properties of the n-HfNiSn semiconductor heavily doped with a Ru acceptor impurity are investigated in the temperature and Ru concentration ranges T = 80–400 K and N{sub A}{sup Ru} ? 9.5 × 10{sup 19}?5.7 × 10{sup 20} cm{sup ?3} (x = 0–0.03), respectively. The mechanism of structural-defect generation is established, which changes the band gap and degree of compensation of the semiconductor and consists in the simultaneous concentration reduction and elimination of donor structural defects by means of the displacement of ?1% of Ni atoms from the Hf (4a) positions, the generation of acceptor structural defects upon the substitution of Ru atoms for Ni atoms in the 4c positions, and the generation of donor defects in the form of vacancies in the Sn (4b) positions. The calculated electronic structure of HfNi{sub 1?x}Ru{sub x}Sn is consistent with the experiment. The results obtained are discussed within the Shklovsky-Efros model for a heavily doped and compensated semiconductor.

  10. Am phases in the matrix of a U-Pu-Zr alloy with Np, Am, and rare-earth elements

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    Dawn E Janney; J. Rory Kennedy; James W. Madden; Thomas P. O'Holleran

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Phases and microstructures in the matrix of an as-cast U-Pu-Zr alloy with 3 wt% Am, 2% Np, and 8% rare-earth elements were characterized by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. The matrix consists primarily of two phases, both of which contain Am: ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am) (~70 at% U, 5% Np, 14% Pu, 1% Am, and 10% Zr) and ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am)Zr2 (~25% U, 2% Np, 10-15% Pu, 1-2% Am, and 55-60 at% Zr). These phases are similar to those in U-Pu-Zr alloys, although the Zr content in ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am) is higher than that in ?-(U, Pu) and the Zr content in ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am)Zr2 is lower than that in ?-UZr2. Nanocrystalline actinide oxides with structures similar to UO2 occurred in some areas, but may have formed by reactions with the atmosphere during sample handling. Planar features consisting of a central zone of ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am) bracketed by zones of ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am)Zr2 bound irregular polygons ranging in size from a few micrometers to a few tens of micrometers across. The rest of the matrix consists of elongated domains of ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am) and ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am)Zr2. Each of these domains is a few tens of nanometers across and a few hundred nanometers long. The domains display strong preferred orientations involving areas a few hundred nanometers to a few micrometers across.

  11. Diffusional Interaction between U – 10wt.% Zr and Fe at 903K, 923K and 953K

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    K Y. Park; K. Huang; A. Ewh; Y.H. Sohn; B. H. Sencer; J. R. Kennedy

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    U-Zr metallic fuels cladded in Fe-alloys are being considered for application in an advanced Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) that can recycle the U-Zr fuels and minimize the long-lived actinide waste. To understand the complex fuel-cladding chemical interaction between the U-Zr metallic fuel with Fe-alloys, a systematic multicomponent diffusion study was carried out using solid-to-solid diffusion couples. The U-10 wt.% Zr vs. pure Fe diffusion couples were assembled and annealed at temperatures, 903, 923 and 953K for 96 hours. Development of microstructure, phase constituents, and compositions developed during the thermal anneals were examined by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy. Complex microstructure consisting of several layers that include phases such as U6Fe, UFe2, ZrFe2, alpha-U, betha-U, Zr-precipitates, ?, e and ? were observed. Multi-phase layers were grouped based on phase constituents and microstructure, and the layer thicknesses were measured to calculate the growth constant and activation energy. The local average compositions through the interaction layer were systematically determined, and employed to construct semi-quantitative diffusion paths on isothermal U-Zr-Fe ternary phase diagrams at respective temperatures. The diffusion paths were examined to qualitatively estimate the diffusional behavior of individual components and their interactions. Furthermore, selected area diffraction analyses were carried out to determine, for the first time, the exact crystal structure and composition of ?, e and ?-phases. The ?, e and ?-phases were identified as Pnma(62) Fe(Zr,U), I4/mcm(140) Fe(Zr,U)2, and I4/mcm(140) U3(Zr,Fe), respectively.

  12. Processing of U-2.5Zr-7.5Nb and U-3Zr-9Nb alloys by sintering process

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    Dos Santos, A. M. M.; Ferraz, W. B.; Lameiras, F. S.; Mazzeu, T. D. O. [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear, CDTN-CNEN, Av. Presidente Antionio Carlos 6.627, 31270-901 Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To minimize the risk of nuclear proliferation, there is worldwide interest in reducing fuel enrichment of research and test reactors. To achieve this objective while still guaranteeing criticality and cycle length requirements, there is need of developing high density uranium metallic fuels. Alloying elements such as Zr, Nb and Mo are added to uranium to improve fuel performance in reactors. In this context, the Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN) is developing the U-2.5Zr-7.5Nb and U-3Zr-9Nb (weight %) alloys by the innovative process of sintering that utilizes raw materials in the form of powders. The powders were pressed at 400 MPa and then sintered under a vacuum of about 1x10{sup -4} Torr at temperatures ranging from 1050 deg. to 1500 deg.C. The densities of the alloys were measured geometrically and by hydrostatic method and the phases identified by X ray diffraction (XRD). The microstructures of the pellets were observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the alloying elements were analyzed by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). The results obtained showed the fuel density to slightly increase with the sintering temperature. The highest density achieved was approximately 80% of theoretical density. It was observed in the pellets a superficial oxide layer formed during the sintering process. (authors)

  13. Phase formation in ZrFe multilayers: Effect of irradiation A. T. Motta

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    Motta, Arthur T.

    of the wavelength, indicating a process controlled by atomic transport. Amorphization was also achieved by 900 ke disappears first, indicating that amorphization takes place in the Zr layer by atomic transport of Fe from, likely because there was competition with formation of other phases. The reaction kinetics were

  14. Thermoluminescence of ZrSiO4 (zircon): A new dating method?

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    Donoghue, Joseph

    Thermoluminescence of ZrSiO4 (zircon): A new dating method? H.J. van Es a , D.I. Vainshtein a , A (TL) dating of sediments from the Quaternary. TL of zircon results predominantly from internal0168-583X(02)00627-4 #12;Heavily damaged grains significantly reduce the thermoluminescence (TL) light

  15. ccsd00004518, Precipitation kinetics of Al 3 Zr and Al 3 Sc in

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    , kinetics, aluminum alloys, cluster dynamics PACS: 64.60.Cn, 64.60.-i, 64.70.Kb, 64.75.+g 1 Introduction Transition elements are added to aluminum alloys so as to obtain small ordered precipitates and by this wayccsd­00004518, version 2 ­ 21 Mar 2005 Precipitation kinetics of Al 3 Zr and Al 3 Sc in aluminum

  16. Phase Stability and Thermodynamic Assessment of the Np-Zr system 

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    Bajaj, Saurabh

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    / clustering trends of the bcc phase, a thermodynamic study is performed using the CALPHAD method. The calculated Np-Zr phase diagram is consistent with two sets of data: formation enthalpies of the bcc phase that are calculated with ab initio KKR...

  17. Deformation Microstructures and Creep Mechanisms in Advanced ZR-Based Cladding Under Biazal Loading

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    K. Linga (KL) Murty

    2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Investigate creep behavior of Zr-based cladding tubes with attention to basic creep mechanisms and transitions in them at low stresses and/or temperatures and study the dislocation microstructures of deformed samples for correlation with the underlying micromechanism of creep

  18. Complexity of shear localization in a Zr-based bulk metallic glass

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    University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, China The compressive behaviour of a Zr. A significant advance occurred when compositions and copper mold casting method allowing for bulk material the consequence of) macroscopic shear banding remains unclear. It is therefore important to carry out in situ

  19. Complexity of shear localization in a Zr-based bulk metallic glass

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    University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, China The compressive behaviour of a Zr. A significant advance occurred when compositions and copper mold casting method allowing for bulk material unclear. It is therefore important to carry out in situ observations of plastic deformation processes

  20. Stress-corrosion fatiguecrack growth in a Zr-based bulk amorphous metal

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    Ritchie, Robert

    Stress-corrosion fatigue­crack growth in a Zr-based bulk amorphous metal V. Schroeder 1 , R metallic glass; Amorphous metal; Fatigue; Stress corrosion; Crack growth 1. Introduction In recent years­crack growth resistance [1­5], its corresponding properties in the presence of a corrosive environment have

  1. Effect of Niobium on the Defect Chemistry and Oxidation Kinetics of Tetragonal ZrO2

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    Yildiz, Bilge

    Effect of Niobium on the Defect Chemistry and Oxidation Kinetics of Tetragonal ZrO2 Uuganbayar, Massachusetts 02139, United States ABSTRACT: Zirconium-niobium alloys are currently proposed for applications the effect of an extrinsic defect, niobium (Nb) dopant, on the defect equilibria and charge transfer

  2. Chemical Synthesis of Pure and Gd-doped CaZrO3 Powders

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    Tas, A. Cuneyt

    chemical synthesis techniques: (i) self-propagating combustion synthesis, and (ii) precipitation potential use as a high-temperature thermistor material.8 The electrical response of calcium zirconate (preChemical Synthesis of Pure and Gd-doped CaZrO3 Powders I. Erkin Gonenli a and A. CuÃ? neyt Tas b

  3. Phase Stability and Thermodynamic Assessment of the Np-Zr system

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    Bajaj, Saurabh

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    of minor actinides and fission products on phase stability. Within this framework, we present a study on phase equilibria in the binary Np-Zr alloy system on which little work has been published. To resolve the contradictory reports on the ordering...

  4. The integration of Human Factors (HF) in the SAR process training course text

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    Ryan, T.G.

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This text provides the technical basis for a two-day course on human factors (HF), as applied to the Safety Analysis Report (SAR) process. The overall objective of this text and course is to: provide the participant with a working knowledge of human factors-related requirements, suggestions for doing a human safety analysis applying a graded approach, and an ability to demonstrate using the results of the human safety analysis, that human factors elements as defined by DOE (human factors engineering, procedures, training, oversight, staffing, qualifications), can support wherever necessary, nuclear safety commitments in the SAR. More specifically, the objectives of the text and course are: (1) To provide the SAR preparer with general guidelines for doing HE within the context of a graded approach for the SAR; (2) To sensitize DOE facility managers and staff, safety analysts and SAR preparers, independent reviewers, and DOE reviewers and regulators, to DOE Order 5480.23 requirements for HE in the SAR; (3) To provide managers, analysts, reviewers and regulators with a working knowledge of HE concepts and techniques within the context of a graded approach for the SAR, and (4) To provide SAR managers and DOE reviewers and regulators with general guidelines for monitoring and coordinating the work of preparers of HE inputs throughout the SAR process, and for making decisions regarding the safety relevance of HE inputs to the SAR. As a ready reference for implementing the human factors requirements of DOE Order 5480.22 and DOE Standard 3009-94, this course text and accompanying two-day course are intended for all persons who are involved in the SAR.

  5. Composition and grain size effects on the structural and mechanical properties of CuZr nanoglasses

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    Adibi, Sara [Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, 138632 Singapore (Singapore); Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore, 117576 Singapore (Singapore); Branicio, Paulo S., E-mail: branicio@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg; Zhang, Yong-Wei [Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, 138632 Singapore (Singapore); Joshi, Shailendra P., E-mail: Shailendra@nus.edu.sg [Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore, 117576 Singapore (Singapore)

    2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanoglasses (NGs), metallic glasses (MGs) with a nanoscale grain structure, have the potential to considerably increase the ductility of traditional MGs while retaining their outstanding mechanical properties. We investigated the effects of composition on the structural and mechanical properties of CuZr NG films with grain sizes between 3 to 15?nm using molecular dynamics simulations. Results indicate a transition from localized shear banding to homogeneous superplastic flow with decreasing grain size, although the critical average grain size depends on composition: 5?nm for Cu{sub 36}Zr{sub 64} and 3?nm for Cu{sub 64}Zr{sub 36}. The flow stress of the superplastic NG at different compositions follows the trend of the yield stress of the parent MG, i.e., Cu{sub 36}Zr{sub 64} yield/flow stress: 2.54?GPa/1.29?GPa and Cu{sub 64}Zr{sub 36} yield/flow stress: 3.57?GPa /1.58?GPa. Structural analysis indicates that the differences in mechanical behavior as a function of composition are rooted at the distinct statistics of prominent atomic Voronoi polyhedra. The mechanical behavior of NGs is also affected by the grain boundary thickness and the fraction of atoms at interfaces for a given average grain size. The results suggest that the composition dependence of the mechanical behavior of NGs follows that of their parent MGs, e.g., a stronger MG will generate a stronger NG, while the intrinsic tendency for homogeneous deformation occurring at small grain size is not affected by composition.

  6. Repetitive Ultra-low Stress Induced Nanocrystallization in Amorphous Cu?Zr?Al Alloy Evidenced by in situ Nanoindentation

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    Liu, Y.; Jian, J.; Lee, J. H.; Wang, C.; Cao, Q. P.; Gutierrez, C.; Wang, H.; Jiang, J. Z.; Zhang, X.

    2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    sputtering system (DCMS, JZCK-400) by using a crystalline Cu45Zr48Al7 target. The composition of the films examined by electron-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy in a field-emission scanning electron micro- scope (FE-SEM, Hitachi S-4800) was Cu44Zr44Al12... C, Li C, Inoue A, Haas V. Deformation behavior of Zr- based bulk nanocrystalline amorphous alloys. Phys Rev B. 2000;61:R3761–R3763. [24] Chen M, Inoue A, Zhang W, Sakurai T. Extraordinary plasticity of ductile bulk metallic glasses. Phys Rev Lett...

  7. Thickness independent reduced forming voltage in oxygen engineered HfO{sub 2} based resistive switching memories

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    Sharath, S. U., E-mail: sharath@oxide.tu-darmstadt.de; Kurian, J.; Komissinskiy, P.; Hildebrandt, E.; Alff, L. [Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Bertaud, T.; Walczyk, C.; Calka, P. [IHP, Im Technologiepark 25, 15236 Frankfurt Oder (Germany); Schroeder, T. [IHP, Im Technologiepark 25, 15236 Frankfurt Oder (Germany); Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 1, 03046 Cottbus (Germany)

    2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The conducting filament forming voltage of stoichiometric hafnium oxide based resistive switching layers increases linearly with layer thickness. Using strongly reduced oxygen deficient hafnium oxide thin films grown on polycrystalline TiN/Si(001) substrates, the thickness dependence of the forming voltage is strongly suppressed. Instead, an almost constant forming voltage of about 3?V is observed up to 200?nm layer thickness. This effect suggests that filament formation and switching occurs for all samples in an oxidized HfO{sub 2} surface layer of a few nanometer thickness while the highly oxygen deficient thin film itself merely serves as a oxygen vacancy reservoir.

  8. Controlled oxygen vacancy induced p-type conductivity in HfO{sub 2-x} thin films

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    Hildebrandt, Erwin; Kurian, Jose; Mueller, Mathis M.; Kleebe, Hans-Joachim; Alff, Lambert [Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Schroeder, Thomas [IHP, 15236 Frankfurt/Oder (Germany)

    2011-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We have synthesized highly oxygen deficient HfO{sub 2-x} thin films by controlled oxygen engineering using reactive molecular beam epitaxy. Above a threshold value of oxygen vacancies, p-type conductivity sets in with up to 6 times 10{sup 21} charge carriers per cm{sup 3}. At the same time, the band-gap is reduced continuously by more than 1 eV. We suggest an oxygen vacancy induced p-type defect band as origin of the observed behavior.

  9. Physical properties and band structure of reactive molecular beam epitaxy grown oxygen engineered HfO{sub 2{+-}x}

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    Hildebrandt, Erwin; Kurian, Jose; Alff, Lambert [Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany)

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have conducted a detailed thin film growth structure of oxygen engineered monoclinic HfO{sub 2{+-}x} grown by reactive molecular beam epitaxy. The oxidation conditions induce a switching between (111) and (002) texture of hafnium oxide. The band gap of oxygen deficient hafnia decreases with increasing amount of oxygen vacancies by more than 1 eV. For high oxygen vacancy concentrations, defect bands form inside the band gap that induce optical transitions and p-type conductivity. The resistivity changes by several orders of magnitude as a function of oxidation conditions. Oxygen vacancies do not give rise to ferromagnetic behavior.

  10. Energy band alignment of atomic layer deposited HfO{sub 2} on epitaxial (110)Ge grown by molecular beam epitaxy

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    Hudait, M. K.; Zhu, Y. [Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States)] [Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States); Maurya, D.; Priya, S. [Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States)] [Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States)

    2013-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The band alignment properties of atomic layer HfO{sub 2} film deposited on epitaxial (110)Ge, grown by molecular beam epitaxy, was investigated using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy exhibited a sharp interface between the (110)Ge epilayer and the HfO{sub 2} film. The measured valence band offset value of HfO{sub 2} relative to (110)Ge was 2.28 {+-} 0.05 eV. The extracted conduction band offset value was 2.66 {+-} 0.1 eV using the bandgaps of HfO{sub 2} of 5.61 eV and Ge bandgap of 0.67 eV. These band offset parameters and the interface chemical properties of HfO{sub 2}/(110)Ge system are of tremendous importance for the design of future high hole mobility and low-power Ge-based metal-oxide transistor devices.

  11. Searches for HCl and HF in comets 103P/Hartley 2 and C/2009 P1 (Garradd) with the Herschel space observatory

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    Bockelée-Morvan, D; Crovisier, J; Lis, D C; Hartogh, P; Moreno, R; de Val-Borro, M; Blake, G A; Szutowicz, S; Boissier, J; Cernicharo, J; Charnley, S B; Combi, M; Cordiner, M A; de Graauw, T; Encrenaz, P; Kidger, M; Küppers, M; Milam, S N; Müller, H S P; Phillips, T G; Rengel, M

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HCl and HF are expected to be the main reservoirs of fluorine and chlorine wherever hydrogen is predominantly molecular. They are found to be strongly depleted in dense molecular clouds, suggesting freeze-out onto grains in such cold environments. We can then expect that HCl and HF were also the major carriers of Cl and F in the gas and icy phases of the outer solar nebula, and were incorporated into comets. We aimed to measure the HCl and HF abundances in cometary ices as they can provide insights on the halogen chemistry in the early solar nebula. We searched for the J(1-0) lines of HCl and HF at 626 and 1232 GHz, respectively, using the HIFI instrument on board the Herschel Space Observatory. HCl was searched for in comets 103P/Hartley 2 and C/2009 P1 (Garradd), whereas observations of HF were conducted in comet C/2009 P1. In addition, observations of H$_2$O and H$_2^{18}$O lines were performed in C/2009 P1 to measure the H$_2$O production rate. Three lines of CH$_3$OH were serendipitously observed in the ...

  12. Defects and Minor Phases in O+ and Zr+ Ion Co-implanted SrTiO3...

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    recovery at the surface with little recovery occurring at the damage peak, where a modest recovery is observed upon further annealing at 1423 K. Some of the implanted Zr...

  13. Ab initio investigation of phase stability of Y2Ti2O7 and Y2Zr2O7...

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    to the defect-cotunnite state under high pressure. Citation: Xiao HY, F Gao, and WJ Weber.2009."Ab initio investigation of phase stability of Y2Ti2O7 and Y2Zr2O7 under high...

  14. Pressure Induced Structural Transformation in Gd2Ti2O7 and Gd2Zr2O7...

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    in determining the pressure induced phase transformation. Citation: Xiao HY, and WJ Weber.2011."Pressure Induced Structural Transformation in Gd2Ti2O7 and Gd2Zr2O7."Journal of...

  15. Charge-trapping characteristics of fluorinated thin ZrO{sub 2} film for nonvolatile memory applications

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    Huang, X. D., E-mail: eexdhuang@gmail.com, E-mail: laip@eee.hku.hk [Key Laboratory of MEMS of the Ministry of Education, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096 (China); Shi, R. P.; Lai, P. T., E-mail: eexdhuang@gmail.com, E-mail: laip@eee.hku.hk [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (China)

    2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of fluorine treatment on the charge-trapping characteristics of thin ZrO{sub 2} film are investigated by physical and electrical characterization techniques. The formation of silicate interlayer at the ZrO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} interface is effectively suppressed by fluorine passivation. However, excessive fluorine diffusion into the Si substrate deteriorates the quality of the SiO{sub 2}/Si interface. Compared with the ZrO{sub 2}-based memory devices with no or excessive fluorine treatment, the one with suitable fluorine-treatment time shows higher operating speed and better retention due to less resistance of built-in electric field (formed by trapped electrons) against electron injection from the substrate and smaller trap-assisted tunneling leakage, resulting from improved ZrO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} and SiO{sub 2}/Si interfaces.

  16. Hardness variation and cyclic crystalline-amorphous phase transformation in CuZr alloy during ball milling

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    Schoen, David Taylor

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The hardness and percent crystallinity of Cu33Zr67 powder samples are measured through several cycles of a cyclic phase transformation during ball milling. Each are found to cycle with a period of approximately 320 minutes. ...

  17. Electrochemical corrosion behavior of biomedical Ti22Nb and Ti22Nb6Zr alloys in saline medium

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    Electrochemical corrosion behavior of biomedical Ti­22Nb and Ti­22Nb­6Zr alloys in saline medium B addition and potentiodynamic polarization on the microstructure and corrosion resistance of Ti­22Nb and Ti­22Nb­6Zr alloy samples.The corrosion tests were carried out in 0.9% NaCl at 37 8C and neutral p

  18. Proton diffusion pathways and rates in Y-doped BaZrO3 solid oxide electrolyte from quantum mechanics

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Proton diffusion pathways and rates in Y-doped BaZrO3 solid oxide electrolyte from quantum barriers for intraoctahedral and interoctahedral proton transfers. We find activation energy Ea values of 0.48 and 0.49 eV for the intraoctahedral proton transfers on O­O edges 2.58 and 2.59 Å of ZrO6 and YO6

  19. Features of an intermetallic n-ZrNiSn semiconductor heavily doped with atoms of rare-earth metals

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    Romaka, V. A., E-mail: vromaka@polynet.lviv.ua [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ya. Pidstryhach Institute for Applied Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics (Ukraine); Fruchart, D.; Hlil, E. K. [CNRS, Institute Neel (France); Gladyshevskii, R. E. [Ivan Franko Lviv National University (Ukraine); Gignoux, D. [CNRS, Institute Neel (France); Romaka, V. V.; Kuzhel, B. S. [Ivan Franko Lviv National University (Ukraine); Krayjvskii, R. V. [Lvivska Politechnika National University (Ukraine)

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The crystal structure, density of electron states, electron transport, and magnetic characteristics of an intermetallic n-ZrNiSn semiconductor heavily doped with atoms of rare-earth metals (R) have been studied in the ranges of temperatures 1.5-400 K, concentrations of rare-earth metal 9.5 x 10{sup 19}-9.5 x 10{sup 21} cm{sup -3}, and magnetic fields H {<=} 15 T. The regions of existence of Zr{sub 1-x}R{sub x}NiSn solid solutions are determined, criteria for solubility of atoms of rare-earth metals in ZrNiSn and for the insulator-metal transition are formulated, and the nature of 'a priori doping' of ZrNiSn is determined as a result of redistribution of Zr and Ni atoms at the crystallographic sites of Zr. Correlation between the concentration of the R impurity, the amplitude of modulation of the bands of continuous energies, and the degree of occupation of potential wells of small-scale fluctuations with charge carriers is established. The results are discussed in the context of the Shklovskii-Efros model of a heavily doped and compensated semiconductor.

  20. Fluorohydrogenate Cluster Ions in the Gas Phase: Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry of the [1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium+][F(HF)2.3–] Ionic Liquid

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    Gary S. Groenewold; James E. Delmore; Michael T. Benson; Tetsuya Tsuda; Rika Hagiwara

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrospray ionization of the fluorohydrogenate ionic liquid [1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium][F(HF)2.3] ionic liquid was conducted to understand the nature of the anionic species as they exist in the gas phase. Abundant fluorohydrogenate clusters were produced; however, the dominant anion in the clusters was [FHF-], and not the fluoride-bound HF dimers or trimers that are seen in solution. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations suggest that HF molecules are bound to the clusters by about 30 kcal/mol. The DFT-calculated structures of the [FHF-]-bearing clusters show that the favored interactions of the anions are with the methynic and acetylenic hydrogen atoms on the imidazolium cation, forming planar structures similar to those observed in the solid state. A second series of abundant negative ions was also formed that contained [SiF5-] together with the imidazolium cation and the fluorohydrogenate anions that originate from reaction of the spray solution with silicate surfaces.

  1. Synthesis of bulk FeHfBO soft magnetic materials and its loss characterization at megahertz frequency

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    Zhou Yang; Kou Xiaoming; Warsi Muhammad, Asif; Lin Shuo; Harris, Brendan S.; Parsons, Paul E.; Xiao, John Q. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States); Mu Mingkai; Lee, Fred C. [Center for Power Electronics System, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060 (United States); Zhu Hao [Spectrum Magnetics LLC, Wilmington, Delaware 19804 (United States)

    2013-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic core materials with low loss, high saturation magnetization, large permeability, and operating frequency above 1 MHz are in high demands for the next generation of miniaturized power electronics. Amorphous FeHfB ribbons with thickness around 20 {mu}m have been fabricated through melt-spinning. Different heat treatments were performed on the FeHfB ribbons, and the relations among heat treatments, microstructure, and magnetic properties have been explored. Properties such as coercivity (H{sub c}) of 2.0 Oe and saturation magnetic flux density (B{sub S}) of 1.2 T have been achieved in samples with exchange coupling. The losses can be minimized by balancing the hysteretic and eddy current losses and can be further reduced with additional magnetic field annealing. At 5 MHz with peak magnetic flux density of 20 mT, the materials show core losses comparable to the best ferrites, but with higher permeability value of about 200 and superior saturation induction of more than 1 T.

  2. Devitrification kinetics and phase selection mechanisms in Cu-Zr metallic glasses

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    Kalay, Ilkay

    2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Metallic glasses have been a promising class of materials since their discovery in the 1960s. Indeed, remarkable chemical, mechanical and physical properties have attracted considerable attention, and several excellent reviews are available. Moreover, the special group of glass forming alloys known as the bulk metallic glasses (BMG) become amorphous solids even at relatively low cooling rates, allowing them to be cast in large cross sections, opening the scope of potential applications to include bulk forms and net shape structural applications. Recent studies have been reported for new bulk metallic glasses produced with lower cooling rates, from 0.1 to several hundred K/s. Some of the application products of BMGs include sporting goods, high performance springs and medical devices. Several rapid solidification techniques, including melt-spinning, atomization and surface melting have been developed to produce amorphous alloys. The aim of all these methods is to solidify the liquid phase rapidly enough to suppress the nucleation and growth of crystalline phases. Furthermore, the production of amorphous/crystalline composite (ACC) materials by partial crystallization of amorphous precursor has recently given rise to materials that provide better mechanical and magnetic properties than the monolithic amorphous or crystalline alloys. In addition, these advances illustrate the broad untapped potential of using the glassy state as an intermediate stage in the processing of new materials and nanostructures. These advances underlie the necessity of investigations on prediction and control of phase stability and microstructural dynamics during both solidification and devitrification processes. This research presented in this dissertation is mainly focused on Cu-Zr and Cu-Zr-Al alloy systems. The Cu-Zr binary system has high glass forming ability in a wide compositional range (35-70 at.% Cu). Thereby, Cu-Zr based alloys have attracted much attention according to fundamental research on the behaviors of glass forming alloys. Further motivation arising from the application of this system as a basis for many BMGs and ACC materials; the Cu-Zr system warrants this attention and offers great potential for the development of new materials. However, the prediction and control of microstructural evolution during devitrification remains challenging because of the complex devitrification behavior of the Cu-Zr binary alloy which is arising from the competition of metastable and stable phases and diversity of crystal structures. This dissertation details a systematic fundamental investigation into the mechanisms and kinetics of the various crystallization transformation processes involved in the overall devitrification response of Cu-Zr and Cu-Zr-Al glasses. Various isothermal and nonisothermal treatments are employed, and the structural response is characterized using bulk X-ray and thermal analysis methods as well as nanoscale microscopic analysis methods, revealing structural and chemical details down to the atomic-scale. By carefully combining techniques such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), in-situ synchrotron high energy X-ray diffraction (HEXRD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to quantify the characterization transformations, this research has uncovered numerous details concerning the atomistic mechanisms of crystallization and has provided much new understanding related to the dominant phases, the overall reaction sequences, and the rate-controlling mechanisms. As such this work represents a substantial step forward in understanding these transformations and provides a clear framework for further progress toward ultimate application of controlled devitrification processing for the production of new materials with remarkable properties.

  3. Permeability of CoNbZr amorphous thin films over a wide frequency range

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    Koyama, H.; Tsujimoto, H.; Shirae, K.

    1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CoNbZr amorphous films have attracted the attention of many researchers because of their high saturation magnetization, high permeability, low coercivity, and nearly zero magnetostriction. For these films to be used, one of the important magnetic properties is the behavior of the permeability over a wide frequency range. We have measured the permeability of a square-shaped magnetic film (13 mm x 55 mm) sputtered on a glass substrate from 1 MHz to 400 MHz using a stripline. Over 400 MHz, the permeability of the magnetic film was measured using a ring-shaped sample mounted in a coaxial fixture. The wall motion permeability of CoNbZr amorphous films decreases from 1 kHz to nearly zero at 1 MHz. The rotation permeability is constant to 100 MHz and ferromagnetic resonance is observed near 1 GHz.

  4. Influence of multiphonon excitations and transfer on the fusion of Ca+Zr

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    H. Esbensen; A. M. Stefanini

    2014-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Fusion data for $^{48}$Ca+$^{90,96}$Zr are analyzed by coupled-channels calculations that are based on the M3Y+repulsion, double-folding potential. By applying a previously determined nuclear density of $^{48}$Ca, the neutron densities of the zirconium isotopes are adjusted to optimize the fit to the fusion data, whereas the proton densities are determined by electron scattering experiments. It is shown that the fusion data can be explained fairly well by including couplings to one- and two-phonon excitations of the reacting nuclei and to one- and two-nucleon transfer reactions but there is also some sensitivity to multiphonon excitations. The neutron skin thicknesses extracted for the two zirconium isotopes are consistent with anti-proton measurements. The densities of the zirconium isotopes are used together with the previously determined nuclear density of $^{40}$Ca to calculate the M3Y+repulsion potentials and predict the fusion cross sections of $^{40}$Ca+$^{90,96}$Zr. The predicted cross sections for $^{40}$Ca+$^{90}$Zr are in reasonable agreement with the data when the influence of multiphonon excitations and a modest transfer is considered. The prediction of the $^{40}$Ca+$^{96}$Zr fusion cross section, on the other hand, is poor and under-predicts the data by 30 to 40%. Although couplings to transfer channels with positive $Q$ values were expected to play an important role, they are not able to explain the data, primarily because the predicted Coulomb barrier is about 1.5 MeV too high. Possible reasons for this failure are discussed.

  5. A Novel Zr-1Nb Alloy and a New Look at Hydriding

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    Robert D. Mariani; James I. Cole; Assel Aitkaliyeva

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel Zr-1Nb has begun development based on a working model that takes into account the hydrogen permeabilities for zirconium and niobium metals. The beta-Nb secondary phase particles (SPPs) in Zr-1Nb are believed to promote more rapid hydrogen dynamics in the alloy in comparison to other zirconium alloys. Furthermore, some hydrogen release is expected at the lower temperatures corresponding to outages when the partial pressure of H2 in the coolant is less. These characteristics lessen the negative synergism between corrosion and hydriding that is otherwise observed in cladding alloys without niobium. In accord with the working model, development of nanoscale precursors was initiated to enhance the performance of existing Zr-1Nb alloys. Their characteristics and properties can be compared to oxide-dispersion strengthened alloys, and material additions have been proposed to zirconium-based LWR cladding to guard further against hydriding and to fix the size of the SPPs for microstructure stability enhancements. A preparative route is being investigated that does not require mechanical alloying, and 10 nanometer molybdenum particles have been prepared which are part of the nanoscale precursors. If successful, the approach has implications for long term dry storage of used fuel and for new routes to nanoferritic and ODS alloys.

  6. RAPIDLY MOVING DIVERTOR PLATES IN A TOKAMAK S.J. Zweben, R.A. Ellis, P. Titus, A. Xing, H. Zhang

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    RAPIDLY MOVING DIVERTOR PLATES IN A TOKAMAK S.J. Zweben, R.A. Ellis, P. Titus, A. Xing, H. Zhang to replace conventional actively cooled tokamak divertor plates with a set of rapidly moving, passively inertia for ~10-30 sec, and would then be removed from the vessel for processing. When outside the tokamak

  7. Heating Greenhouses1 D.E. Buffington, R.A. Bucklin, R.W. Henley and D.B. McConnell2

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    Watson, Craig A.

    AE11 Heating Greenhouses1 D.E. Buffington, R.A. Bucklin, R.W. Henley and D.B. McConnell2 1 supplemental heat is required. Obviously there are many ways this can be accomplished from the standpoint of these factors be considered when selecting and installing a heating system. HEATING SYSTEMS Greenhouse heating

  8. Comment on `Update of 40K and 226Ra and 232Th series $\\gamma$-to-dose conversion factors for soil'

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    Malins, Alex; Saito, Kimiaki

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A letter to the editor of the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity on the article: E. Gasser, A. Nachab, A. Nourreddine, Ch. Roy, and A. Sellam, `Update of 40K and 226Ra and 232Th series $\\gamma$-to-dose conversion factors for soil', J. Environ. Radioactiv. 138, 68-71 (2014), DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2014.08.002.

  9. arXiv:0810.4656v3[math.RA]11Nov2008 THE YONEDA ALGEBRA OF A K2 ALGEBRA NEED NOT

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    Shelton, Brad

    arXiv:0810.4656v3[math.RA]11Nov2008 THE YONEDA ALGEBRA OF A K2 ALGEBRA NEED NOT BE ANOTHER K2 ALGEBRA Thomas Cassidy, Christopher Phan and Brad Shelton Department of Mathematics Bucknell University-1222 Abstract. The Yoneda algebra of a Koszul algebra or a D-Koszul al- gebra is Koszul. K2 algebras

  10. Ge MOS Characteristics with CVD HfO2 Gate Dielectrics and TaN Gate Electrode W. P. Bai*, N. Lu*, J. Liu*, A. Ramirez**, D. L. Kwong*, D. Wristers**, A. Ritenour#

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    Ge MOS Characteristics with CVD HfO2 Gate Dielectrics and TaN Gate Electrode W. P. Bai*, N. Lu*, J, we report for the first time Ge MOS characteristics with ultra thin rapid thermal CVD HfO2 gate dielectrics and TaN gate electrode. Using the newly developed pre- gate cleaning and NH3-based Ge surface

  11. Synthesis and crystal structure of CuZrTiO{sub 5}-A new crystal structure type

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    Troitzsch, Ulrike [Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Christy, Andrew G., E-mail: Andrew.Christy@anu.edu.a [Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Willis, Anthony C. [Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Ellis, David J. [Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A new compound, CuZrTiO{sub 5}, was synthesized as strongly pleochroic green crystals from the oxides between 995 and 1010 deg. C, 1 atm. Its crystal structure was determined by single crystal XRD, resulting in R (F{sup 2}>2sigma(F{sup 2}))=0.032 and wR (all data)=0.079). CuZrTiO{sub 5} is orthorhombic, space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1}, a=3.5871(3) A, b=6.6968(4) A, c=14.6679(9) A, V=352.35(4) A{sup 3}, Z=4. The structure is topologically similar to In{sub 2}TiO{sub 5} but differs in space group and cation coordination. CuZrTiO{sub 5} has relatively regular TiO{sub 6} polyhedra, but coordination is 7+1 for Zr, and 4+2 for Cu due to the Jahn-Teller effect. Ordering of the long Cu-O bonds causes reduction in symmetry relative to In{sub 2}TiO{sub 5}. Layers of Cu alternate with Ti+Zr on (001), giving rise to a distinct cleavage. Bond valence sums on Ti and Zr are far from ideal, which appears due to the limited ability of this structural topology to avoid close next-nearest neighbour distances. - Graphical abstract: The new compound CuZrTiO{sub 5} is orthorhombic (P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1}), with a=3.5871(3) A, b=6.6968(4) A, c=14.6679(9) A. The structure, determined with single crystal XRD, represents a new crystal structure type that is a slight distortion of that of In{sub 2}TiO{sub 5} but differs in space group and cation coordination.

  12. RE/ZrO{sub 2} (RE = Sm, Eu) composite oxide nano-materials: Synthesis and applications in photocatalysis

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    Du, Weimin, E-mail: duweimin75@gmail.com [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, Henan 455002 (China); Zhu, Zhaoqiang [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, Henan 455002 (China); College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450001 (China); Zhang, Xiaofen; Wang, Dacheng; Liu, Donghe [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, Henan 455002 (China); Qian, Xuefeng [School of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Du, Jimin, E-mail: djm@aynu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, Henan 455002 (China)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • RE/ZrO{sub 2} (RE = Sm, Eu) nano-materials have been successfully synthesized. • Defect and electron structures determine the absorption properties on visible light. • Nano-sized Zr{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 2??} has good visible-light-responsive photocatalytic activities. • In the future, it can be used in wastewater treatment and environmental protection. - Abstract: Zirconia modified by Samarium/Europium, RE/ZrO{sub 2} (RE = Sm, Eu), composite oxide nano-materials have been successfully synthesized by improved sol–gel method. Characterization results show that X-ray diffraction (XRD) peaks of products gradually shift to the lower angle with the increase of rare earth which implies that the lattice distances of RE/ZrO{sub 2} nano-materials are gradually enlarged. Moreover, the molar ratios between zirconium and rare earth are consistent with the chemical formula and both of them are uniformly distributed in samples. Optical properties indicate that defect structures and electron configurations of RE/ZrO{sub 2} (RE = Sm, Eu) with single phase determine their absorption properties on visible light. Photocatalytic experiments indicate Zr{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 2??} nano-crystals have excellent visible-light-responsive photocatalytic activities on Methylene blue and Rhodamine B which results from the special defect structure, suitable electronic configuration, and larger specific surface area. It follows that Zr{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 2??} nano-crystals are new visible-light-responsive photocatalysts which can be applied in dye wastewater treatment and environmental protection in the future.

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

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

    2013-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C6, suppldment au no 12, Tome 37, Ddcembre 1976, page C6-535 MOSSBAUER SPECTROSCOPIC STUDIES OF THE HF INTERACTION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C6, suppldment au no 12, Tome 37, Ddcembre 1976, page C6-535 MOSSBAUER, Denmark RBsum6. - La structure hyperfine paramagnktique des spectres Mossbauer des complexes [Fe(H20)6-n defluor. Abstract. - The paramagnetic hf structure in Mossbauer spectra of [Fe(H20)6-nFn]3-n complexes

  15. Quantum dynamics of molecular multiphoton excitation in intense laser and static electric fields: Floquet theory, quasienergy spectra, and application to the HF molecule

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    Chu, Shih-I; Tietz, James V.; Datta, Krishna K.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the HF molecule as functions of field strengths and frequency. Nonlinear effects such as power broadening, dynamic Stark shift, Autler–Townes multiplet splitting, hole burning, and S?hump behaviors, etc., are observed and discussed in terms of quasienergy...

  16. Structural and electronic properties of cubic HfO2 surfaces G.H. Chen, Z.F. Hou, X.G. Gong *

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    Gong, Xingao

    Structural and electronic properties of cubic HfO2 surfaces G.H. Chen, Z.F. Hou, X.G. Gong@fudan.edu.cn (X.G. Gong). www.elsevier.com/locate/commatsci Available online at www

  17. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: SPACE PHYSICS, VOL. 118, 111, doi:10.1002/jgra.50558, 2013 100 days of ELF/VLF generation via HF heating with HAARP

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    days of ELF/VLF generation via HF heating with HAARP M. B. Cohen1 and M. Golkowski2 Received 20 June Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility near Gakona, Alaska, at a variety of ELF injected into the waveguide and reaching 250 km. The median power generated by HAARP and injected

  18. Ion heating, burnout of the HF field and ion sound generation under the development of a modulation instability of an intense Langmuir wave in a plasma

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    Kirichok, A V; Pryimak, A V; Zagorodny, A G

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of one-dimensional parametric instabilities of intense long-wave plasma waves is considered in terms of the so-called hybrid models, when electrons are treated as a fluid and ions are regarded as particles. The analysis is performed for both cases when the average plasma field energy is lower (Zakharov's hybrid model -- ZHM) or greater (Silin's hybrid model -- SHM) than the plasma thermal energy. The efficiency of energy transfer to ions and to ion perturbations under the development of the instability is considered for various values of electron-to-ion mass ratios. The energy of low-frequency (LF) oscillations (ion-sound waves) is found to be much lower than the final ion kinetic energy. We also discuss the influence of the changes in the damping rate of the high-frequency (HF) field on the instability development. Reduced absorption of the HF field leads to the retardation of the HF field burnout within plasma density cavities and to the broadening of the HF spectrum. At the same time, the i...

  19. Microstructure characterization and electrical transport of nanocrystalline ZrO{sub 2}–CeO{sub 2} solid solution

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    Saha, S. [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, Burdwan 713209, West Bengal (India); Dutta, H. [Department of Physics, Vivekananda College, Burdwan 713103, West Bengal (India); Meikap, A.K., E-mail: meikapnitd@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, Burdwan 713209, West Bengal (India); Pradhan, S.K., E-mail: skp_bu@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, The University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan 713104, West Bengal (India)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Monoclinic ZrO{sub 2} phase has been changed to cubic ZrO{sub 2} phase within a short milling. • Conductivity increases due to change of phase from monoclinic to cubic. • A maximum has been observed in the s–T curve. • A transformation from ?ve to +ve ac magnetoconductance has been observed. - Abstract: Nanocrystalline ZrO{sub 2}–CeO{sub 2} (ZC) solid solution is synthesized by high energy ball-milling the powder mixture of monoclinic (m) ZrO{sub 2}–10 mol% CeO{sub 2} in air medium. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) patterns show that the method IS effective to synthesize cubic (c) ZrO{sub 2} phase within a short milling time. Formation mechanism, structural and microstructural changes of different phases and relative phase abundances have been estimated by Rietveld analysis of XRD patterns. The dc conductivity has been enhanced due to monoclinic to cubic phase transformation. A transformation from small polaron hopping to correlated barrier hoping has been observed from the of temperature dependence frequency exponent study. A crossover from negative to positive ac magnetoconductance has been observed at temperature T = 280 K and 230 K for unmilled (ZC0H) and 8 h (ZC8H) milled samples, respectively.

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

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

    2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. Metastable phases determination of U-2.5Zr-7.5Nb and U-3.0Zr-9.0Nb alloys by Rietveld method

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    Dias Pais, R. W.; Dos Santos, A. M. M.; Lameiras, F. S.; Cantagalli, N. M.; De Paula, R. G.; Ferraz, W. B. [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear, CDTN, CNEN, Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos 6.627, 31270-901 - Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Rietveld refinement has been employed for study of metastable phase of alloys U-2.5Zr-7.5Nb(wt%) and U-3Zr-9Nb(wt%). The ingots of both alloys were produced in vacuum induction furnace at temperature of about 1500 deg.C followed by cooling to room temperature. The samples with 2.5 cm in diameter and 0.3 cm of thickness was homogenized at 1000 deg.C/16 hours and treated isothermally at (i) 600 deg.C for 0.5, 3 and 24 hours and (ii) 300 deg.C for 4 minutes, 20 minutes and 17.5 hours. At the end of each treatment the samples were water quenched. Data from X-ray diffraction were collected at room temperature with a Rigaku diffractometer D Max-RAPID radiation Cuk{alpha} using steps of 0.02 deg. (2{theta}) with scan angle in the range of 20-80 deg. (2{theta}). The full diffraction pattern was analyzed by the Rietveld method using the GSAS program. The result shows that the non-resolved appearance of the XRD patterns added to the proximity of the Bragg reflections of the transition phase makes the refinement of alloys a challenging task. For the isothermal treatment at 600 deg.C during 0.5 and 3 hours both alloys showed the majority presence of {gamma}{sup S} phase fallow by {gamma}{sup 0} phase in minor amounts. For 24 hours at 600 deg.C occurred the decomposition of phases with the presence of {gamma}{sup S} + {alpha}. Isothermal treatment at 300 deg.C for both alloys is characterized by the presence of phases {gamma}{sup 0} + {alpha}'' where the concentration of the {alpha}'' phase increases with time of heat treatment. (authors)

  2. Pb+ irradiation of synthetic zircon (ZrSiO4): Infrared spectroscopic investigation

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    Zhang, Ming [University of Cambridge; Boatner, Lynn A [ORNL; Salje, Ekhard K.H. [University of Cambridge; Honda, Shin-ichi [ORNL; Ewing, Rodney C. [University of Michigan

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The structural variations of synthetic zircon (ZrSiO{sub 4}) single crystals irradiated at room temperature by 280 keV Pb{sup +} ions (with fluences up to 1 x 10{sup 15} ions/cm{sup 2}) were investigated using infrared (IR) spectroscopy. Like metamict zircon whose crystal structure is damaged and amorphized by naturally occurring {alpha}-decay events, the Pb{sup +}-irradiated zircon crystals show a dramatic decrease in reflectivity. However, no significant decrease in wavenumbers of the stretching vibrations of SiO{sub 4} tetrahedra in zircon was detected. The Pb{sup +}-implanted zircon exhibits new IR bands, indicating irradiation-induced new vibrations or domains, clusters or phases in addition to SiO{sub 2} and ZrO{sub 2}. IR features consistent with those of Pb silicates (with a divalent state, i.e., Pb{sup 2+}) are also found in the irradiated sample. This finding implies that some of the radiogenic Pb in natural zircon might not actually reside in the zircon lattice or in ZrSiO{sub 4} phases, but form new local domains or clusters. Infrared bands of OH-stretching vibrations were also detected in the irradiated synthetic zircon, which was originally free from OH features prior to the irradiation. These results indicate that H can easily diffuse into the irradiated layer or into irradiated-induced phases to form OH or and hydrous species after the irradiated material is damaged. The type and content of hydrous species vary with irradiation fluences.

  3. EUREM 12, Brno, Czech Republic, July 9-14, 2000 P 257 High yield incorporation of ZrCl4 into single wall carbon nanotubes

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    Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.

    in a furnace, held at temperature for 1hr and then furnace cooled. The specimens were characterised using) show the filling product obtained from as-supplied ZrCl4. Figure 1(a) shows an empty SWNT tip. Below beam. The average filling yield for `as-supplied' ZrCl4 was estimated to be between 20-30%. #12;P 258

  4. Beta-decay properties of Zr and Mo neutron-rich isotopes

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    P. Sarriguren; J. Pereira

    2010-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Gamow-Teller strength distributions, beta-decay half-lives, and beta-delayed neutron emission are investigated in neutron-rich Zr and Mo isotopes within a deformed quasiparticle random-phase approximation. The approach is based on a self-consistent Skyrme Hartree-Fock mean field with pairing correlations and residual separable particle-hole and particle-particle forces. Comparison with recent measurements of half-lives stresses the important role that nuclear deformation plays in the description of beta-decay properties in this mass region.

  5. WG-MOX Fuel Zr-tube Neutron Spectrum Comparison in ATR and PWR

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    Gray S. Chang

    2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experiment containing WG-MOX fuel has been designed and irradiated from 1998 to 2004 in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). Important neutronics parameters were computed using novel Monte Carlo methods. The purpose of this summary is to compare the Weapons-Grade Mixed Oxide fuel (WG-MOX) Zr-tube’s neutron spectrum in ATR and PWR. The results indicate that the Zrtube’s neutron spectrum in ATR are softer than in PWR.

  6. Electron microscopy of phase and structural transformations in soft magnetic nanocrystalline Fe-Zr-N films

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    Zhigalina, O. M., E-mail: zhigal@ns.crys.ras.ru; Khmelenin, D. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation); Sheftel', E. N.; Usmanova, G. Sh. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science (Russian Federation); Vasil'ev, A. L. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation); Carlsson, A. [FEI Company (Netherlands)] [FEI Company (Netherlands)

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of deposition conditions (film thickness) on the structure of soft magnetic Fe{sub 80-78}Zr{sub 10}N{sub 10-12} films formed by reactive magnetron deposition on a heat-resistant glass substrate has been investigated by analytical transmission electron microscopy, high-resolution electron microscopy, and diffraction analysis. The processes of evolution of the phase and structural state of films and the film-substrate interface upon annealing in the temperature range of 200-650 Degree-Sign C have been analyzed taking into account the thermodynamic, kinetic, and structural factors and the specific features of the nanocrystalline state.

  7. Fundamental science investigations to develop a 6-MV laser triggered gas switch for ZR: first annual report.

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    Warne, Larry Kevin; Van Den Avyle, James A.; Lehr, Jane Marie; Rose, David (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Krompholz, Hermann G. (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX); Vela, Russell (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX); Jorgenson, Roy Eberhardt; Timoshkin, Igor (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Woodworth, Joseph Ray; Prestwich, Kenneth Randel (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Krile, John (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX); Given, Martin (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); McKee, G. Randall; Rosenthal, Stephen Edgar; Struve, Kenneth William; Welch, Dale Robert (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Benwell, Andrew L. (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Kovaleski, Scott (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); LeChien, Keith, R.; Johnson, David (Titan Pulse Sciences Division); Fouracre, R.A. (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Yeckel, Chris (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Wakeland, Peter Eric (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Miller, A. R. (Titan Pulse Sciences Division); Hodge, Keith Conquest (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Pasik, Michael Francis; Savage, Mark Edward; Maenchen, John Eric; Curry, Randy D. (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Feltz, Greg (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Bliss, David Emery; MacGregor, Scott (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Corley, J. P. (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Anaya, Victor (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Wallace, Zachariah (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Thoma, Carsten (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Neuber, Andreas. (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX)

    2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In October 2005, an intensive three-year Laser Triggered Gas Switch (LTGS) development program was initiated to investigate and solve observed performance and reliability issues with the LTGS for ZR. The approach taken has been one of mission-focused research: to revisit and reassess the design, to establish a fundamental understanding of LTGS operation and failure modes, and to test evolving operational hypotheses. This effort is aimed toward deploying an initial switch for ZR in 2007, on supporting rolling upgrades to ZR as the technology can be developed, and to prepare with scientific understanding for the even higher voltage switches anticipated needed for future high-yield accelerators. The ZR LTGS was identified as a potential area of concern quite early, but since initial assessments performed on a simplified Switch Test Bed (STB) at 5 MV showed 300-shot lifetimes on multiple switch builds, this component was judged acceptable. When the Z{sub 20} engineering module was brought online in October 2003 frequent flashovers of the plastic switch envelope were observed at the increased stresses required to compensate for the programmatically increased ZR load inductance. As of October 2006, there have been 1423 Z{sub 20} shots assessing a variety of LTGS designs. Numerous incremental and fundamental switch design modifications have been investigated. As we continue to investigate the LTGS, the basic science of plastic surface tracking, laser triggering, cascade breakdown, and optics degradation remain high-priority mission-focused research topics. Significant progress has been made and, while the switch does not yet achieve design requirements, we are on the path to develop successively better switches for rolling upgrade improvements to ZR. This report summarizes the work performed in FY 2006 by the large team. A high-level summary is followed by detailed individual topical reports.

  8. Intrinsic nanostructure in Zr2 xFe4Si16 y (x = 0.81, y = 6.06)

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    Smith, G J [Stony Brook University, Department of Physics and Astronomy; Simonson, Jack [Stony Brook University (SUNY); Prozorov, R. [Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University; Zhu, Y [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Aronson, M. [Stony Brook University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a study of the crystal structure and physical properties of single crystals of a new Fe-based ternary compound, Zr2 xFe4Si16 y (x = 0.81, y = 6.06). Zr1.19Fe4Si9.94 is a layered compound, where stoichiometric -FeSi2-derived slabs are separated by Zr-Si planes with substantial numbers of vacancies. High resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) experiments show that these Zr-Si layers consist of 3.5 nm domains where the Zr and Si vacancies are ordered within a supercell sixteen times the volume of the stoichiometric cell. Within these domains, the occupancies of the Zr and Si sites obey symmetry rules that permit only certain compositions, none of which by themselves reproduce the average composition found in x-ray diffraction experiments. Magnetic susceptibility and magnetization measurements reveal a small but appreciable number of magnetic moments that remain freely fluctuating to 1.8 K, while neutron diffraction confirms the absence of bulk magnetic order with a moment of 0.2 B or larger down to 1.5 K. Electrical resistivity measurements find that Zr1.19Fe4Si9.94 is metallic, and the modest value of the Sommerfeld coefficient of the specific heat = C/T suggests that quasi-particle masses are not particularly strongly enhanced. The onset of superconductivity at Tc 6 K results in a partial resistive transition and a small Meissner signal, although a bulk-like transition is found in the specific heat. Sharp peaks in the ac susceptibility signal the interplay of the normal skin depth and the London penetration depth, typical of a system in which nano-sized superconducting grains are separated by a non-superconducting host. Ultra low field differential magnetic susceptibility measurements reveal the presence of a surprisingly large number of trace magnetic and superconducting phases, suggesting that the Zr-Fe-Si ternary system could be a potentially rich source of new bulk superconductors.

  9. Preliminary study of niobium alloy contamination by transport through helium. [Nb-1Zr; Sm-Co; Hiperco 50 steel; alumina

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    Scheuermann, C.M.; Moore, T.J.; Wheeler, D.R.

    1987-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Preliminary tests were conducted to determine if interstitial element transport through a circulating helium working fluid was a potential problem in Brayton and Stirling space power systems. Test specimens exposed to a thermal gradient for up to 3000 h included Nb-1%Zr, a Sm-Co alloy, Hiperco 50 steel, and alumina to simulate various engine components of the Brayton and Stirling systems. Results indicate that helium transport of interstitial contaminants can be minimized over a 7-y life with monometallic Nb-1%Zr design. Exposure with other materials indicated a potential for interstitial contaminant transport.

  10. Improved high temperature refractory. [MgCr/sub 2/O/sub 4/ composite with ZrO/sub 2/

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    Singh, J.P.; James, J.; Picciolo, J.J.

    1985-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A high chromia refractory composite has been developed with improved thermal shock resistance and containing about 5 to 30 wt % of unstabilized ZrO/sub 2/ having a temperature-dependent phase change resulting in large expansion mismatch between the ZrO/sub 2/ and the chromia matrix which causes microcracks to form during cooling in the high chromia matrix. The particle size preferably is primarily between about 0.6 to 5 microns and particularly below about 3 microns with an average size in the order of 1.2 to 1.8 microns.

  11. Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor

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    Crawford, Douglas C. (Idaho Falls, ID); Porter, Douglas L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Hayes, Steven L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Hill, Robert N. (Bolingbrook, IL)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A uranium-free fuel for a fast nuclear reactor comprising an alloy of Pu, Zr and Hf, wherein Hf is present in an amount less than about 10% by weight of the alloy. The fuel may be in the form of a Pu alloy surrounded by a Zr--Hf alloy or an alloy of Pu--Zr--Hf or a combination of both.

  12. Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor

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    Crawford, Douglas C.; Porter, Douglas L.; Hayes, Steven L.; Hill, Robert N.

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A uranium-free fuel for a fast nuclear reactor comprising an alloy of Pu, Zr and Hf, wherein Hf is present in an amount less than about 10% by weight of the alloy. The fuel may be in the form of a Pu alloy surrounded by a Zr-Hf alloy or an alloy of Pu-Zr-Hf or a combination of both.

  13. Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor

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    Crawford, D.C.; Porter, D.L.; Hayes, S.L.; Hill, R.N.

    1999-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A uranium-free fuel for a fast nuclear reactor comprising an alloy of Pu, Zr and Hf, wherein Hf is present in an amount less than about 10% by weight of the alloy. The fuel may be in the form of a Pu alloy surrounded by a Zr--Hf alloy or an alloy of Pu--Zr--Hf or a combination of both. 7 figs.

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  16. Synthesis and characterization of rare earth doped ZrO{sub 2} nanophosphors

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    Agrawal, Sadhana, E-mail: sagrawal.phy@nitrr.ac.in, E-mail: jsvikasdubey@gmail.com; Dubey, Vikas, E-mail: sagrawal.phy@nitrr.ac.in, E-mail: jsvikasdubey@gmail.com [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Raipur (C.G.) (India)

    2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we reports synthesis, characterization and thermoluminescence (TL) glow curves of europium and dysprosium activated zirconium dioxide (ZrO{sub 2}: Eu{sup 3+}, Dy{sup 3+}) phosphor with variable concentration of europium and fixed concentration of dysprosium. The sample was prepared by the Solid state method; thereafter, the TL glow curves were recorded for different concentration of europium with 20 min UV exposure at a heating rate of 6.7°C/s. The trapping parameters for synthesized phosphors of ZrO{sub 2}: Eu{sup 3+}, Dy{sup 3+} have been calculated by using a peak shape method. The sample was characterized for structural analysis by XRD (X-ray diffraction) and morphological analysis by FEGSEM (field emission gun scanning electron microscope) and FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy). The effect of variable europium concentration and fixed dysprosium concentration on TL studies were interpreted and the formation of trap depth and reproducibility of prepared phosphor were analyzed by TL glow curves. The peak temperature on TL less than 200°C shows the formation of deep trapping in prepared sample. The high temperature peak shows the less fading and more stability in prepared sample.

  17. Precipitation in a Cu–Cr–Zr–Mg alloy during aging

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    Cheng, J.Y., E-mail: bigchengjianyi@163.com; Shen, B.; Yu, F.X.

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The precipitation processes in a Cu-0.69Cr-0.10Zr-0.02Mg alloy aged at 450 °C and 550 °C have been investigated by transmission electron microscopy and high resolution transmission electron microscopy. The precipitation sequence in this alloy aged at 450 °C is: supersaturated solid solution ? Guinier–Preston zone (fcc Cr-rich phase) ? ordered fcc Cr-rich phase ? ordered bcc Cr-rich phase. The precipitation sequence in this alloy aged at 550 °C is: supersaturated solid solution ? ordered fcc Cr-rich phase ? ordered bcc Cr-rich phase. In the evolution of decomposition, the orientation relationship between the precipitates and the Cu matrix changes from cube-on-cube to Nishiyama–Wassermann orientation. The ordering of Cr-rich precipitates facilitates the formation of the bcc precipitates and promotes the development of Nishiyama–Wassermann orientation. - Highlights: • Two different precipitation sequences in the Cu–Cr–Zr–Mg alloy are proposed. • The changes in orientation relationship of the precipitates are presented. • The roles of ordering and coherent interface of the precipitates are discussed.

  18. Synthesis of ZrO{sub 2} nanoparticles by hydrothermal treatment

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    Machmudah, Siti, E-mail: machmudah@chem-eng.its.ac.id; Widiyastuti, W., E-mail: machmudah@chem-eng.its.ac.id; Prastuti, Okky Putri, E-mail: machmudah@chem-eng.its.ac.id; Nurtono, Tantular, E-mail: machmudah@chem-eng.its.ac.id; Winardi, Sugeng, E-mail: machmudah@chem-eng.its.ac.id [Chemical Engineering Department, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Surabaya 60111 (Indonesia); Wahyudiono,; Kanda, Hideki; Goto, Motonobu [Department of Chemical Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan)

    2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Zirconium oxide (zirconia, ZrO{sub 2}) is the most common material used for electrolyte of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Zirconia has attracted attention for applications in optical coatings, buffer layers for growing superconductors, thermal-shield, corrosion resistant coatings, ionic conductors, and oxygen sensors, and for potential applications including transparent optical devices and electrochemical capacitor electrodes, fuel cells, catalysts, and advanced ceramics. In this work, zirconia particles were synthesized from ZrCl{sub 4} precursor with hydrothermal treatment in a batch reactor. Hydrothermal treatment may allow obtaining nanoparticles and sintered materials with controlled chemical and structural characteristics. Hydrothermal treatment was carried out at temperatures of 150 – 200°C with precursor concentration of 0.1 – 0.5 M. Zirconia particles obtained from this treatment were analyzed by using SEM, PSD and XRD to characterize the morphology, particle size distribution, and crystallinity, respectively. Based on the analysis, the size of zirconia particles were around 200 nm and it became smaller with decreasing precursor concentration. The increasing temperature caused the particles formed having uniform size. Zirconia particles formed by hydrothermal treatment were monoclinic, tetragonal and cubic crystal.

  19. ZrN coatings deposited by high power impulse magnetron sputtering and cathodic arc techniques

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    Purandare, Yashodhan, E-mail: Y.Purandare@shu.ac.uk; Ehiasarian, Arutiun; Hovsepian, Papken [Nanotechnology Centre for PVD Research, Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S1 1WB (United Kingdom); Santana, Antonio [Ionbond AG Olten, Industriestrasse 211, CH-4600 Olten (Switzerland)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Zirconium nitride (ZrN) coatings were deposited on 1??m finish high speed steel and 316L stainless steel test coupons. Cathodic Arc (CA) and High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) + Unbalanced Magnetron Sputtering (UBM) techniques were utilized to deposit coatings. CA plasmas are known to be rich in metal and gas ions of the depositing species as well as macroparticles (droplets) emitted from the arc sports. Combining HIPIMS technique with UBM in the same deposition process facilitated increased ion bombardment on the depositing species during coating growth maintaining high deposition rate. Prior to coating deposition, substrates were pretreated with Zr{sup +} rich plasma, for both arc deposited and HIPIMS deposited coatings, which led to a very high scratch adhesion value (L{sub C2}) of 100 N. Characterization results revealed the overall thickness of the coatings in the range of 2.5??m with hardness in the range of 30–40?GPa depending on the deposition technique. Cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy and tribological experiments such as dry sliding wear tests and corrosion studies have been utilized to study the effects of ion bombardment on the structure and properties of these coatings. In all the cases, HIPIMS assisted UBM deposited coating fared equal or better than the arc deposited coatings, the reasons being discussed in this paper. Thus H+U coatings provide a good alternative to arc deposited where smooth, dense coatings are required and macrodroplets cannot be tolerated.

  20. New Insights into Reaction Mechanisms of Ethanol Steam Reforming on Co-ZrO2

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    Sun, Junming; Karim, Ayman M.; Mei, Donghai; Engelhard, Mark H.; Bao, Xinhe; Wang, Yong

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The reaction pathway of ethanol steam reforming on Co-ZrO2 has been identified and the active sites associated with each step are proposed. Ethanol is converted to acetaldehyde and then to acetone, followed by acetone steam reforming. More than 90% carbon was found to follow this reaction pathway. N2-Sorption, X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Temperature Programmed Reduction (TPR), in situ X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Transmission Electron Microscopy, as well as theoretical Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations have been employed to identify the structure and functionality of the catalysts, which was further used to correlate their performance in ESR. It was found that metallic cobalt is mainly responsible for the acetone steam reforming reactions; while, CoO and basic sites on the support play a key role in converting ethanol to acetone via dehydrogenation and condensation/ketonization reaction pathways. The current work provides fundamental understanding of the ethanol steam reforming reaction mechanisms on Co-ZrO2 catalysts and sheds light on the rational design of selective and durable ethanol steam reforming catalysts.

  1. Investigation of Zr-doped BSCF perovskite membrane for oxygen separation in the intermediate temperature range

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    Ravkina, Olga, E-mail: olga.ravkina@pci.uni-hannover.de [Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Callinstr. 3A, 30167 Hannover (Germany); Klande, Tobias; Feldhoff, Armin [Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Callinstr. 3A, 30167 Hannover (Germany)

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The series of (Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5})(Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}){sub 1?z}Zr{sub z}O{sub 3??} (z=0, 0.01, 0.03, 0.05, 0.07, and 0.09) was synthesized by a sol–gel method. The materials with a zirconium content up to 3 mol% were found to be single phase. Further increase results in formation of a mixed (Ba,Sr)ZrO{sub 3} by-phase, which was found along the grain boundaries and in the grains. With increasing zirconium content the oxygen permeation flux decreases considerably. The effect of the zirconium substitution on the long-term phase stability was investigated by long-term oxygen permeation experiments and X-ray diffraction. A slight stabilization of the oxygen flux of (Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5})(Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}){sub 0.97}Zr{sub 0.03}O{sub 3??} was found after 180 h at 1023 K. However, all compositions show a decrease in permeation flux with time, but the pure BSCF membrane exhibited the strongest drop after 180 h of operation. The decomposition products of the cubic perovskite phase were found to be a hexagonal Ba{sub 0.5±x}Sr{sub 0.5±x}CoO{sub 3} and a rhombohedral Ba{sub 1?x}Sr{sub x}Co{sub 2?y}Fe{sub y}O{sub 5??}. - Graphical abstract: Backscattered-electron channeling contrast image of BSCF membrane cross-section after long-term oxygen permeation at 1023 K showing different phases in different colors. Highlights: ? Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3??} systematically doped with increasing amount of zirconium. ? Cubic single-phase materials up to 3 wt% zirconium. ? Mixed (Ba,Sr)ZrO{sub 3} by-phase formed mainly in the grain boundaries. ? Jänecke prism was proposed by XRD and EDXS data. ? (Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5})(Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}){sub 0.97}Zr{sub 0.03}O{sub 3??} showed a slight stabilization of oxygen flux as compared to pure Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3??}.

  2. High performance organic field-effect transistors with ultra-thin HfO{sub 2} gate insulator deposited directly onto the organic semiconductor

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    Ono, S., E-mail: shimpei@criepi.denken.or.jp [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Komae, Tokyo 201-8511 (Japan); Häusermann, R. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Komae, Tokyo 201-8511 (Japan) [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Komae, Tokyo 201-8511 (Japan); Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich, Zurich 8093 (Switzerland); Chiba, D. [Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan) [Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan); PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 4-1-8 Honcho Kawaguchi, Saitama 322-0012 (Japan); Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Shimamura, K.; Ono, T. [Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan)] [Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan); Batlogg, B. [Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich, Zurich 8093 (Switzerland)] [Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich, Zurich 8093 (Switzerland)

    2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We have produced stable organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) with an ultra-thin HfO{sub 2} gate insulator deposited directly on top of rubrene single crystals by atomic layer deposition (ALD). We find that ALD is a gentle deposition process to grow thin films without damaging rubrene single crystals, as results these devices have a negligibly small threshold voltage and are very stable against gate-bias-stress, and the mobility exceeds 1 cm{sup 2}/V s. Moreover, the devices show very little degradation even when kept in air for more than 2 months. These results demonstrate thin HfO{sub 2} layers deposited by ALD to be well suited as high capacitance gate dielectrics in OFETs operating at small gate voltage. In addition, the dielectric layer acts as an effective passivation layer to protect the organic semiconductor.

  3. SnO2 atomic layer deposition on ZrO2 and Al nanoparticles: Pathway to enhanced thermite materials

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    George, Steven M.

    SnO2 atomic layer deposition on ZrO2 and Al nanoparticles: Pathway to enhanced thermite materials J of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0414, United States Available online 1 June 2005 Abstract Thermite mixtures with traditional thermite mixtures. One technique to create thermite mixtures with improved contact is to deposit

  4. Kinetic Modeling of Slurry Propylene Polymerization using rac-Et(Ind)2ZrCl2/MAO

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    Kinetic Modeling of Slurry Propylene Polymerization using rac-Et(Ind)2ZrCl2/MAO Ramon A. Gonzalez in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). The slurry homopolymerization of propylene catalyzed using a systematic optimization strategy. The model predicts that the insertion of the first propylene

  5. Repetitive Ultra-low Stress Induced Nanocrystallization in Amorphous Cu?Zr?Al Alloy Evidenced by in situ Nanoindentation 

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    Liu, Y.; Jian, J.; Lee, J. H.; Wang, C.; Cao, Q. P.; Gutierrez, C.; Wang, H.; Jiang, J. Z.; Zhang, X.

    2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    . In this study, we show, via in situ nanoindentation of amorphous Cu44Zr44Al12 alloy in a transmission electron microscope that the formation of nanocrystals occurred at an ultra-low stress of 0.25 GPa in the elastic deformation regime, accompanied by load...

  6. Materials Science and Engineering A 483484 (2008) 607610 Indentation creep study on a Zr-based bulk metallic

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    Gubicza, Jenõ

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to the formation of a quasicrystalline phase. Indentation creep tests were carried out isothermally at the same size quasicrystalline particles on the creep behavior is studied by indentation test. There are onlyMaterials Science and Engineering A 483­484 (2008) 607­610 Indentation creep study on a Zr

  7. First-principles study of the stability and migration of Kr, I and Xe in ZrO2

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    Xiao, Haiyan [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Weber, William J [ORNL; Zhang, Yanwen [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The stability and migration of Kr, I and Xe in bulk ZrO2 and on the ZrO2 (1 1 1) surface have been studied by standard density functional theory (DFT) and the DFT-D2 method that corrects for the van der Waals interaction. Both methods show that Kr and Xe prefer to incorporate in the bulk phase rather than adsorb on the surface, and Xe is very mobile in the bulk state. For Kr and Xe adsorption on the surface, van der Waals interaction dominates, causing the weak interaction between the adsorbate and substrate. Iodine is found to have comparable stability in both phases and forms I O bonds with strong covalency. It exhibits higher mobility on the surface than in the bulk ZrO2, and diffusion from bulk-like state to surface state is an exothermic process. The fission product behavior in ZrO2 is shown to be a complicated synergetic effect of fission product atomic size, electron negativity, occupation site and phase structure of the host.

  8. Effect of La2Zr2O7 on Interfacial Resistance in Solid Oxide J. R. Smith,a

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    Florida, University of

    Effect of La2Zr2O7 on Interfacial Resistance in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells A. Chen,a J. R. Smith,a K. L manuscript received August 9, 2010. Published September 14, 2010. Solid oxide fuel cells SOFC are energy to gas phase transport in porous media, is controlled by optimizing electrode mi- crostructures

  9. Intrinsic Nanostructure in Zr2-xFe4Si16-y (x=0.81, y=6.06)

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    Smith, G J [Stony Brook University; Simonson, J W [Stony Brook University; Orvis, T [Stony Brook University; Marques, C [Stony Brook University; Grose, J E [Stony Brook University; Kistner-Morris, J J [Stony Brook University; Wu, L [Brookhaven National Laboratory; Cho, Kyuil [Ames Laboratory; Kim, Hyong june [Ames Laboratory; Tanatar, Makariy A [Ames Laboratory; Garlea, V O [Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Prozorov, Ruslan [Ames Laboratory; Zhu, Y [Brookhaven National Laboratory; Aronson, M C [Stony Brook University

    2014-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a study of the crystal structure and physical properties of single crystals of a new Fe-based ternary compound, Zr2?x Fe4Si16?y(x=0.81,y=6.06). Zr1.19 Fe4Si9.94 is a layered compound, where stoichiometric ?-FeSi2-derived slabs are separated by Zr-Si planes with substantial numbers of vacancies. High resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) experiments show that these Zr-Si layers consist of 3.5nm domains where the Zrand Si vacancies are ordered within a supercell sixteen times the volume of the stoichiometric cell. Within these domains, the occupancies of the Zr and Si sites obey symmetry rules that permit only certain compositions, none of which by themselves reproduce the average composition found in x-ray diffraction experiments. Magnetic susceptibility and magnetization measurements reveal a small but appreciable number of magnetic moments that remain freely fluctuating to 1.8K, while neutron diffraction confirms the absence of bulk magnetic order with a moment of 0.2? B or larger down to 1.5K. Electrical resistivity measurements find that Zr1.19Fe4Si9.94 is metallic, and the modest value of the Sommerfeld coefficient of the specific heat ? = C/T suggests that quasi-particle masses are not particularly strongly enhanced. The onset of superconductivity at Tc 6K results in a partial resistive transition and a small Meissner signal, although a bulk-like transition is found in the specific heat. Sharp peaks in the ac susceptibility signal the interplay of the normal skin depth and the London penetration depth, typical of a system in which nano-sized superconducting grains are separated by a on-superconducting host. Ultra low field differential magnetic susceptibility measurements reveal the presence of a surprisingly large number of trace magnetic and superconducting phases, suggesting that the Zr-Fe-Si ternary system could be a potentially rich source of new bulk superconductor.

  10. Energy band alignment of atomic layer deposited HfO{sub 2} oxide film on epitaxial (100)Ge, (110)Ge, and (111)Ge layers

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    Hudait, Mantu K.; Zhu Yan [Advanced Devices and Sustainable Energy Laboratory (ADSEL), Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States)

    2013-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Crystallographically oriented epitaxial Ge layers were grown on (100), (110), and (111)A GaAs substrates by in situ growth process using two separate molecular beam epitaxy chambers. The band alignment properties of atomic layer hafnium oxide (HfO{sub 2}) film deposited on crystallographically oriented epitaxial Ge were investigated using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Valence band offset, {Delta}E{sub v} values of HfO{sub 2} relative to (100)Ge, (110)Ge, and (111)Ge orientations were 2.8 eV, 2.28 eV, and 2.5 eV, respectively. Using XPS data, variation in valence band offset, {Delta}E{sub V}(100)Ge>{Delta}E{sub V}(111)Ge>{Delta}E{sub V}(110)Ge, was obtained related to Ge orientation. Also, the conduction band offset, {Delta}E{sub c} relation, {Delta}E{sub c}(110)Ge>{Delta}E{sub c}(111)Ge>{Delta}E{sub c}(100)Ge related to Ge orientations was obtained using the measured bandgap of HfO{sub 2} on each orientation and with the Ge bandgap of 0.67 eV. These band offset parameters for carrier confinement would offer an important guidance to design Ge-based p- and n-channel metal-oxide field-effect transistor for low-power application.

  11. Formation of the dopant-oxygen vacancy complexes and its influence on the photoluminescence emissions in Gd-doped HfO{sub 2}

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    Wang, L. G.; Tu, H. L.; Xiong, Y. H.; Du, J.; Wang, J. W.; Huang, G. J. [General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals, Beijing 100088 (China); Xiao, W. [General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals, Beijing 100088 (China); University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2014-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Rare earth doping is widely used to improve the desired properties of high-k dielectric oxides. However, whether rare earth doping can suppress the formation of oxygen vacancies is still debated. By using the first-principles calculations with the generalized gradient approximation and more advanced hybrid functional, we have investigated the structural and electronic properties of the dopant-oxygen vacancy complexes in Gd-doped HfO{sub 2}. Our calculations indicate that the Gd dopants interacting with oxygen vacancies can substantially shift up the V{sub O} energy states towards the conduction band edge. This together with other effects, such as capturing the localized electrons at the oxygen vacancy by Gd dopants and suppressing the randomicity of oxygen vacancy formation, improves the reliability of the devices made from Gd-doped HfO{sub 2}. Based on our calculated results, we have presented an explanation for the experimentally observed decrease of the V{sub O}-related photoluminescence intensities upon Gd doping in HfO{sub 2}.

  12. Effect of Si substrate on interfacial SiO{sub 2} scavenging in HfO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2}/Si stacks

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    Li, Xiuyan, E-mail: xiuyan@adam.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp; Yajima, Takeaki; Nishimura, Tomonori; Nagashio, Kosuke; Toriumi, Akira [Department of Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)

    2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The scavenging kinetics of an ultra-thin SiO{sub 2} interface layer (SiO{sub 2}-IL) in an HfO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2}/Si stack is discussed by focusing on the substrate effect in addition to oxygen diffusion. {sup 18}O tracing experiments demonstrate that the O-atom moves from the SiO{sub 2}-IL to the HfO{sub 2} layer during scavenging. SiO{sub 2}-IL scavenging with various substrates (Si, SiC, and sapphire) has been found to be significantly different, which suggests that the Si in the substrate is also necessary to continuously cause the scavenging. Based on these findings and thermodynamic considerations, a kinetic model where oxygen vacancy (V{sub O}) transferred from the HfO{sub 2} reacts with the SiO{sub 2}, which is in contact with the Si-substrate, is proposed for the SiO{sub 2}-IL scavenging.

  13. Rapid Relaxation and Embrittlement of Zr-based Bulk Metallic Glasses by Electropulsing

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    Yiu, P [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan; Chen, Y. C. [National Taiwan University of Science & Technology; Chu, J. P. [National Taiwan Ocean University; Chang, S Y [National Chung Hsing University; Bei, Hongbin [ORNL; Jang, J. S.C. [National Central University, Jhongli 32001, Taiwan; Hsueh, C. H. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mechanical relaxation and embrittlement of Zr52.5Cu17.9Ni14.6Al10Ti5 bulk metallic glasses were achieved rapidly by the direct current electropulsing treatment. The temperature profile was recorded by an infrared camera and it was found to be non-uniform in the treated specimen. Specifically, temperatures below the glass transition temperature, near and above the crystallization temperature could be ach- ieved, respectively, at different locations in the same treated specimen. Two sets of nanoindentation were conducted. While the first set investigated the mechanical properties of three individually elec- tropulsed specimens with different conditions, the second set indented a single treated specimen along its temperature gradient. Both sets of indentation revealed that by Joule heating to different tempera- tures, relaxation, embrittlement, and crystallization were significantly accelerated by electrical pulses. Results suggest that electropulsing provides an opportunity to simultaneously achieve plastic forming and mechanical property control of metallic glasses.

  14. Physicochemical investigations of carbon nanofiber supported Cu/ZrO{sub 2} catalyst

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    Din, Israf Ud, E-mail: drisraf@yahoo.com, E-mail: maizats@petronas.com.my; Shaharun, Maizatul S., E-mail: drisraf@yahoo.com, E-mail: maizats@petronas.com.my [Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (Malaysia); Subbarao, Duvvuri, E-mail: duvvuri-subbarao@petronas.com.my [Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (Malaysia); Naeem, A., E-mail: naeeem64@yahoo.com [National Centre of Excellence in Physical Chemistry, University of Peshawar (Pakistan)

    2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Zirconia-promoted copper/carbon nanofiber catalysts (Cu?ZrO{sub 2}/CNF) were prepared by the sequential deposition precipitation method. The Herringbone type of carbon nanofiber GNF-100 (Graphite nanofiber) was used as a catalyst support. Carbon nanofiber was oxidized to (CNF-O) with 5% and 65 % concentration of nitric acid (HNO{sub 3}). The CNF activated with 5% HNO{sub 3} produced higher surface area which is 155 m{sup 2}/g. The catalyst was characterized by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) and N{sub 2} adsorption-desorption. The results showed that increase of HNO{sub 3} concentration reduced the surface area and porosity of the catalyst.

  15. Estimated 55Mn and 90Zr cross section covariances in the fast neutron energy region

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    Pigni,M.T.; Herman, M.; Oblozinsky, P.

    2008-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We completed estimates of neutron cross section covariances for {sup 55}Mn and {sup 90}Zr, from keV range to 25 MeV, considering the most important reaction channels, total, elastic, inelastic, capture, and (n,2n). The nuclear reaction model code EMPIRE was used to calculate sensitivity to model parameters by perturbation of parameters that define the optical model potential, nuclear level densities and strength of the pre-equilibrium emission. The sensitivity analysis was performed with the set of parameters which reproduces the ENDF/B-VII.0 cross sections. The experimental data were analyzed and both statistical and systematic uncertainties were extracted from almost 30 selected experiments. Then, the Bayesian code KALMAN was used to combine the sensitivity analysis and the experiments to obtain the evaluated covariance matrices.

  16. Serrated flow behaviors of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass by nanoindentation

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    Cheng, L.; Jiao, Z. M.; Ma, S. G.; Wang, Z. H., E-mail: qiaojunwei@gmail.com, E-mail: wangzhihua@tyut.edu.cn [Institute of Applied Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Qiao, J. W., E-mail: qiaojunwei@gmail.com, E-mail: wangzhihua@tyut.edu.cn [Institute of Applied Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Laboratory of Applied Physics and Mechanics of Advanced Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China)

    2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Instrumented nanoindentation tests were used to investigate the mechanical properties of Zr{sub 52.5}Cu{sub 17.9}Ni{sub 14.6}Al{sub 10}Ti{sub 5} bulk metallic glass. The corresponding loading strain rates were ranged from 0.002?s{sup ?1}, 0.02?s{sup ?1} to 0.2?s{sup ?1}. Plastic flow of this material exhibited remarkable serrations at low strain rates and increasingly became weakening until disappearance with increasing indentation strain rate, implying strong rate sensitivity. A significant pile-up around the indents was observed through atomic force microscopy, which suggested a highly localized plastic deformation. Mechanism governing the deformation was tentatively discussed in terms of the increasing process of free volume with a negligible temperature rise under low strain rate, which well explained the declining trend of elastic modulus and hardness with an increase of indentation depth.

  17. Heavy Residue Formation in 20 MeV/nucleon 197Au + 90Zr collisions

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    G. A. Souliotis; W. Loveland; K. Hanold; G. J. Wozniak; D. J. Morrissey

    2001-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The yields and velocity distributions of heavy residues and fission fragments from the reaction of 20 MeV/nucleon 197Au + 90Zr have been measured using the MSU A1200 fragment separator. A bimodal distribution of residues is observed, with one group, resulting from peripheral collisions, having fragment mass numbers A=160-200, while the other group, resulting from ``hard'' collisions, has A=120-160. This latter group of residues can be distinguished from fission fragments by their lower velocities. A model combining deep-inelastic transfer and incomplete fusion for the primary interaction stage and a statistical evaporation code for the deexcitation stage has been used to describe the properties of the product distributions.

  18. Phase characterization and grain size effects of nanophase Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}, ZrO{sub 2} and Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ZrO{sub 2} composites produced by the gas-phase condensation technique

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    Foster, C.M.; Bai, G.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Parker, J.C.; Ali, M.N. [Nanophase Technologies Corp., Darien, IL (United States)

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanophase (n-) ZrO{sub 2} was produce in its pure and partially stabilized form by the gas-phase condensation method. The material was examined by x-ray diffraction and Raman scattering to obtain information on the structural evolution of the material during sintering. Two types of Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} doped ZrO{sub 2} doped ZrO{sub 2} nanophase materials were made, one by co-deposition of n-Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} and n-ZrO{sub 2}. We have determined that the co-deposition process is the most effect means of doping the n-ZrO{sub 2}.

  19. Phase characterization and grain size effects of nanophase Y[sub 2]O[sub 3], ZrO[sub 2] and Y[sub 2]O[sub 3]-ZrO[sub 2] composites produced by the gas-phase condensation technique

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    Foster, C.M.; Bai, G.R. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Parker, J.C.; Ali, M.N. (Nanophase Technologies Corp., Darien, IL (United States))

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanophase (n-) ZrO[sub 2] was produce in its pure and partially stabilized form by the gas-phase condensation method. The material was examined by x-ray diffraction and Raman scattering to obtain information on the structural evolution of the material during sintering. Two types of Y[sub 2]O[sub 3] doped ZrO[sub 2] doped ZrO[sub 2] nanophase materials were made, one by co-deposition of n-Y[sub 2]O[sub 3] and n-ZrO[sub 2]. We have determined that the co-deposition process is the most effect means of doping the n-ZrO[sub 2].

  20. Current scaling of axially radiated power in dynamic hohlraums and dynamic hohlraum load design for ZR.

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    Mock, Raymond Cecil; Nash, Thomas J.; Sanford, Thomas W. L.

    2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present designs for dynamic hohlraum z-pinch loads on the 28 MA, 140 ns driver ZR. The scaling of axially radiated power with current in dynamic hohlraums is reviewed. With adequate stability on ZR this scaling indicates that 30 TW of axially radiated power should be possible. The performance of the dynamic hohlraum load on the 20 MA, 100 ns driver Z is extensively reviewed. The baseline z-pinch load on Z is a nested tungsten wire array imploding onto on-axis foam. Data from a variety of x-ray diagnostics fielded on Z are presented. These diagnostics include x-ray diodes, bolometers, fast x-ray imaging cameras, and crystal spectrometers. Analysis of these data indicates that the peak dynamic radiation temperature on Z is between 250 and 300 eV from a diameter less than 1 mm. Radiation from the dynamic hohlraum itself or from a radiatively driven pellet within the dynamic hohlraum has been used to probe a variety of matter associated with the dynamic hohlraum: the tungsten z-pinch itself, tungsten sliding across the end-on apertures, a titanium foil over the end aperture, and a silicon aerogel end cap. Data showing the existence of asymmetry in radiation emanating from the two ends of the dynamic hohlraum is presented, along with data showing load configurations that mitigate this asymmetry. 1D simulations of the dynamic hohlraum implosion are presented and compared to experimental data. The simulations provide insight into the dynamic hohlraum behavior but are not necessarily a reliable design tool because of the inherently 3D behavior of the imploding nested tungsten wire arrays.

  1. Isoscalar giant dipole resonance in Zr-90, Sn-116, and Pb-208

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    Clark, HL; Lui, YW; Youngblood, David H.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    0.26a 0.545b 43.3 61.4 7.75 0.567 aReference @13#. bReference @19#. Isoscalar giant dipole resonanc H. L. Clark, Y.-W. Lui Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University ~Received 30 August 2000; Strength functions for isoscalar dipole excitations... density for the ISGDR is @6# r~r !52b1 /RA3@3r2d/dr110r25/3^r2&d/dr1e~rd2/dr2 14d/dr !#ro~r !. For one state which exhausts the energy weighted sum rule @6# ?2001 The American Physical Society1 inelasti e RAPID COMMUNICATIONS H. L. CLARK, Y.-W. LUI...

  2. A comparison of crystalline and molten structures of zirconolite (CaZrTi?O?), a potential plutonium wasteform medium, by molecular dynamics simulation and topological analysis

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    Rich, Sarah Celeste

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Molecular dynamics simulations of the ceramic compound zirconolite (CaZrTi?O?), a potential crystalline wasteform host for plutonium, were carried out for ideal and experimental crystalline forms and a simulated molten ...

  3. Brazing ZrO{sub 2} ceramic to Ti–6Al–4V alloy using NiCrSiB amorphous filler foil: Interfacial microstructure and joint properties

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    Cao, J., E-mail: cao_jian@hit.edu.cn [Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Special Welding Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264209 (China); State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Song, X.G., E-mail: song_xiaoguohit@yahoo.com.cn [Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Special Welding Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264209 (China); State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Li, C., E-mail: li_chun1989@yahoo.cn [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Zhao, L.Y., E-mail: Zhao_ly@163.com [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Feng, J.C., E-mail: feng_jicai@163.com [Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Special Welding Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264209 (China); State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Reliable brazing of ZrO{sub 2} ceramic and Ti–6Al–4V alloy was achieved using NiCrSiB amorphous filler foil. The interfacial microstructure of ZrO{sub 2}/Ti–6Al–4V joints was characterized by scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive spectrometer and micro-focused X-ray diffractometer. The effects of brazing temperature on the interfacial microstructure and joining properties of brazed joints were investigated in detail. Active Ti of Ti–6Al–4V alloy dissolved into molten filler metal and reacted with ZrO{sub 2} ceramic to form a continuous TiO reaction layer, which played an important role in brazing. Various reaction phases including Ti{sub 2}Ni, Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} and ?-Ti were formed in brazed joints. With an increasing of brazing temperature, the TiO layer thickened gradually while the Ti{sub 2}Ni amount reduced. Shear test indicated that brazed joints tend to fracture at the interface between ZrO{sub 2} ceramic and brazing seam or Ti{sub 2}Ni intermetallic layer. The maximum average shear strength reached 284.6 MPa when brazed at 1025 °C for 10 min. - Graphical Abstract: Interfacial microstructure of ZrO{sub 2}/TC4 joint brazed using NiCrSiB amorphous filler foil was: ZrO{sub 2}/TiO/Ti{sub 2}Ni + ?-Ti + Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3}/?-Ti/Widmanstätten structure/TC4. - Highlights: • Brazing of ZrO{sub 2} ceramic and Ti-6Al-4V alloy was achieved. • Interfacial microstructure was TiO/Ti{sub 2}Ni + ? + Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3}/?/Widmanstätten structure. • The formation of TiO produced the darkening effect of ZrO{sub 2} ceramic. • The highest joining strength of 284.6MPa was obtained.

  4. Characterization of self-propagating formation reactions in Ni/Zr multilayered foils using reaction heats, velocities, and temperature-time profiles

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    Barron, S. C.; Knepper, R.; Walker, N.; Weihs, T. P.

    2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on intermetallic formation reactions in vapor-deposited multilayered foils of Ni/Zr with 70 nm bilayers and overall atomic ratios of Ni:Zr, 2 Ni:Zr, and 7 Ni:2 Zr. The sequence of alloy phase formation and the stored energy is evaluated at slow heating rates (~1 K/s) using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) traces to 725ºC. All three chemistries initially form a Ni-Zr amorphous phase which crystallizes first to the intermetallic NiZr. The heat of reaction to the final phase is 34-36 kJ/mol atom for all chemistries. Intermetallic formation reactions are also studied at rapid heating rates (greater than 105 K/s) in high temperature, self-propagating reactions which can be ignited in these foils by an electric spark. We find that reaction velocities and maximum reaction temperatures (Tmax) are largely independent of foil chemistry at 0.6 ± 0.1 m/s and 1220 ± 50 K, respectively, and that the measured Tmax is more than 200 K lower than predicted adiabatic temperatures (Tad). The difference between Tmax and Tad is explained by the prediction that transformation to the final intermetallic phases occurs after Tmax and results in the release of 20-30 % of the total heat of reaction and a delay in rapid cooling.

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

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

    1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Characterization of self-propagating formation reactions in Ni/Zr multilayered foils using reaction heats, velocities, and temperature-time profiles

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    Barron, S. C.; Knepper, R.; Walker, N.; Weihs, T. P.

    2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on intermetallic formation reactions in vapor-deposited multilayered foils of Ni/Zr with 70 nm bilayers and overall atomic ratios of Ni:Zr, 2 Ni:Zr, and 7 Ni:2 Zr. The sequence of alloy phase formation and the stored energy is evaluated at slow heating rates (~1 K/s) using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) traces to 725ºC. All three chemistries initially form a Ni-Zr amorphous phase which crystallizes first to the intermetallic NiZr. The heat of reaction to the final phase is 34-36 kJ/mol atom for all chemistries. Intermetallic formation reactions are also studied at rapid heating rates (greater than 105 K/s) inmore »high temperature, self-propagating reactions which can be ignited in these foils by an electric spark. We find that reaction velocities and maximum reaction temperatures (Tmax) are largely independent of foil chemistry at 0.6 ± 0.1 m/s and 1220 ± 50 K, respectively, and that the measured Tmax is more than 200 K lower than predicted adiabatic temperatures (Tad). The difference between Tmax and Tad is explained by the prediction that transformation to the final intermetallic phases occurs after Tmax and results in the release of 20-30 % of the total heat of reaction and a delay in rapid cooling.« less

  7. Vertical Profiles Of {sup 226}Ra, {sup 232}Th And {sup 40}K Activities In Rocks From The Irati Formation Of The Parana Sedimentary Basin, Southern Brazil

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    Ferreira, Ademar de O.; Bastos, Rodrigo O.; Appoloni, Carlos R. [Laboratorio de Fisica Nuclear Aplicada-Departamento de Fisica-CCE Universidade Estadual de Londrina-Campus Universitario Rodovia Celso Garcia Cid s/n, Cx. Postal 6001 86051-990 Londrina (Puerto Rico)

    2008-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Naturally occurring radioisotopes are present in different concentrations in sedimentary rocks, reflecting the origin of the sediments, the depositional environment, and more recent events such as weathering and erosion. Using a high-resolution {gamma}-ray spectrometry methodology, sedimentary rocks were measured to assess the concentration activities of the natural radioisotopes. The surveyed rocks are from the Irati formation in the Parana sedimentary basin, which are exposed by an abandoned, open-pit limestone mine, in the city of Sapopema, southern Brazil. The exposed vertical profile is 5 m, and its stratigraphy is represented by an alternation of limestone and bituminous shale (layers being a few decimeters thick), and some millimeter rhythm layers with limestone and bituminous shale laminas. Eleven samples were collected along this profile, each of them dried in the open air during 48 hours, sieved through 4 mm mesh and sealed in cylindrical recipients. Measurements were accomplished using a 66% relative efficiency HPGE detector connected to a standard gamma ray spectrometry electronic chain. The detector efficiency in the range of 60 to 1800 keV was carried out with the certified IAEA-385 sediment sample. The Lower Limit of Detection (LLD) to the system is 2.40 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 226}Ra, 1.84 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 232}Th and 4.20 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 40}K. Activity concentrations were determined for {sup 226}Ra (from 16.22 to 151.55 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1}), {sup 232}Th (from 2.93 to 56.12 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1}) and {sup 40}K (from 38.45 to 644.63 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1}). The layers enriched with organic matter presented the higher values of activity. The measured concentrations of the natural radioisotopes were lower for limestone samples (average values and respective deviations were 22.81{+-}0.22 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 226}Ra, 4.21{+-}0.07 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 232}Th, and 50.11{+-}0.82 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 40}K). Higher concentrations were measured for the bituminous shale samples (average values and respective deviations were 108.10{+-}12.17 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 226}Ra, 43.69{+-}0.30 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 232}Th, and 465.82{+-}3.99 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 40}K). The concentrations were intermediate for the rhythmite samples (average values and respective deviations were 50.69{+-}1.09 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 226}Ra, 7.63{+-}0.21 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 232}Th, and 85.96{+-}2.47 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 40}K). As the analyzed rocks are raw materials for the ceramic, cement and soil correction compound industries, the results of this work furnish data to estimate the contribution of these products to the general public's radiation exposure.

  8. Thermal conductivity profile determination in proton-irradiated ZrC by spatial and frequency scanning thermal wave methods

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    Jensen, C. [GRESPI, Multiscale Thermophysics Lab., Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne URCA, Moulin de la Housse BP 1039, Reims 51687 (France) [GRESPI, Multiscale Thermophysics Lab., Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne URCA, Moulin de la Housse BP 1039, Reims 51687 (France); Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322 (United States); Chirtoc, M.; Horny, N.; Antoniow, J. S.; Pron, H. [GRESPI, Multiscale Thermophysics Lab., Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne URCA, Moulin de la Housse BP 1039, Reims 51687 (France)] [GRESPI, Multiscale Thermophysics Lab., Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne URCA, Moulin de la Housse BP 1039, Reims 51687 (France); Ban, H. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322 (United States)

    2013-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Using complementary thermal wave methods, the irradiation damaged region of zirconium carbide (ZrC) is characterized by quantifiably profiling the thermophysical property degradation. The ZrC sample was irradiated by a 2.6 MeV proton beam at 600 °C to a dose of 1.75 displacements per atom. Spatial scanning techniques including scanning thermal microscopy (SThM), lock-in infrared thermography (lock-in IRT), and photothermal radiometry (PTR) were used to directly map the in-depth profile of thermal conductivity on a cross section of the ZrC sample. The advantages and limitations of each system are discussed and compared, finding consistent results from all techniques. SThM provides the best resolution finding a very uniform thermal conductivity envelope in the damaged region measuring ?52 ± 2 ?m deep. Frequency-based scanning PTR provides quantification of the thermal parameters of the sample using the SThM measured profile to provide validation of a heating model. Measured irradiated and virgin thermal conductivities are found to be 11.9 ± 0.5 W m{sup ?1} K{sup ?1} and 26.7 ±1 W m{sup ?1} K{sup ?1}, respectively. A thermal resistance evidenced in the frequency spectra of the PTR results was calculated to be (1.58 ± 0.1) × 10{sup ?6} m{sup 2} K W{sup ?1}. The measured thermal conductivity values compare well with the thermal conductivity extracted from the SThM calibrated signal and the spatially scanned PTR. Combined spatial and frequency scanning techniques are shown to provide a valuable, complementary combination for thermal property characterization of proton-irradiated ZrC. Such methodology could be useful for other studies of ion-irradiated materials.

  9. Assessment of a mechanistic model in U-Pu-Zr metallic alloy fuel fission-gas behavior simulations

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    Yun, D.; Rest, J.; Yacout, A. M. [Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mechanistic kinetic rate theory model originally developed for the prediction of fission gas behavior in oxide nuclear fuels under steady-state and transient conditions has been assessed to look at its applicability to model fission gas behavior in U-Pu-Zr metallic alloy fuel. In order to capture and validate the underlying physics for irradiated U-Pu-Zr fuels, the mechanistic model was applied to the simulation of fission gas release, fission gas and fission product induced swelling, and the evolution of the gas bubble size distribution in three different fuel zones: the outer {alpha}-U, the intermediate, and the inner {gamma}-U zones. Due to its special microstructural features, the {alpha}-U zone in U-Pu-Zr fuels is believed to contribute the largest fraction of fission gas release among the different fuel zones. It is shown that with the use of small effective grain sizes, the mechanistic model can predict fission gas release that is consistent with (though slightly lower than) experimentally measured data. These simulation results are comparable to the experimentally measured fission gas release since the mechanism of fission gas transport through the densely distributed laminar porosity in the {alpha}-U zone is analogous to the mechanism of fission gas transport through the interconnected gas bubble porosity utilized in the mechanistic model. Detailed gas bubble size distributions predicted with the mechanistic model in both the intermediate zone and the high temperature {gamma}-U zone of U-Pu-Zr fuel are also compared to experimental measurements from available SEM micrographs. These comparisons show good agreements between the simulation results and experimental measurements, and therefore provide crucial guidelines for the selection of key physical parameters required for modeling these two zones. In addition, the results of parametric studies for several key parameters are presented for both the intermediate zone and the {gamma}-U zone simulations. (authors)

  10. Diffusion Barrier Selection from Refractory Metals (Zr, Mo and Nb) via Interdiffusion Investigation for U-Mo RERTR Fuel Alloy

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    K. Huang; C. Kammerer; D. D. Keiser, Jr.; Y. H. Sohn

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    U-Mo alloys are being developed as low enrichment monolithic fuel under the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactor (RERTR) Program. Diffusional interactions between the U-Mo fuel alloy and Al-alloy cladding within the monolithic fuel plate construct necessitate incorporation of a barrier layer. Fundamentally, a diffusion barrier candidate must have good thermal conductivity, high melting point, minimal metallurgical interaction, and good irradiation performance. Refractory metals, Zr, Mo, and Nb are considered based on their physical properties, and the diffusion behavior must be carefully examined first with U-Mo fuel alloy. Solid-to-solid U-10wt.%Mo vs. Mo, Zr, or Nb diffusion couples were assembled and annealed at 600, 700, 800, 900 and 1000 degrees C for various times. The interdiffusion microstructures and chemical composition were examined via scanning electron microscopy and electron probe microanalysis, respectively. For all three systems, the growth rate of interdiffusion zone were calculated at 1000, 900 and 800 degrees C under the assumption of parabolic growth, and calculated for lower temperature of 700, 600 and 500 degrees C according to Arrhenius relationship. The growth rate was determined to be about 10 3 times slower for Zr, 10 5 times slower for Mo and 10 6 times slower for Nb, than the growth rates reported for the interaction between the U-Mo fuel alloy and pure Al or Al-Si cladding alloys. Zr, however was selected as the barrier metal due to a concern for thermo- mechanical behavior of UMo/Nb interface observed from diffusion couples, and for ductile-to-brittle transition of Mo near room temperature.

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  12. The Effect of HF/NH4F Etching on the Morphology of Surface Fractures on Fused Silica

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    Wong, L; Suratwala, T; Feit, M D; Miller, P E; Steele, R A

    2008-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of HF/NH{sub 4}F, wet chemical etching on the morphology of individual surface fractures (indentations, scratches) and of an ensemble of surface fractures (ground surfaces) on fused silica glass has been characterized. For the individual surface fractures, a series of static or dynamic (sliding) Vickers and Brinnell indenters were used to create radial, lateral, Hertzian cone and trailing indentation fractures on a set of polished fused silica substrates which were subsequently etched. After short etch times, the visibility of both surface and subsurface cracks is significantly enhanced when observed by optical microscopy. This is attributed to the removal of the polishing-induced Bielby layer and the increased width of the cracks following etching allowing for greater optical scatter at the fracture interface. The removal of material during etching was found to be isotropic except in areas where the etchant has difficulty penetrating or in areas that exhibit significant plastic deformation/densification. Isolated fractures continue to etch, but will never be completely removed since the bottom and top of the crack both etch at the same rate. The etching behavior of ensembles of closely spaced cracks, such as those produced during grinding, has also been characterized. This was done using a second set of fused silica samples that were ground using either fixed or loose abrasives. The resulting samples were etched and both the etch rate and the morphology of the surfaces were monitored as a function of time. Etching results in the formation of a series of open cracks or cusps, each corresponding to the individual fractures originally on the surface of the substrate. During extended etching, the individual cusps coalesce with one another, providing a means of reducing the depth of subsurface damage and the peak-to-valley roughness. In addition, the material removal rate of the ground surfaces was found to scale with the surface area of the cracks as a function of etch time. The initial removal rate for the ground surface was typically 3.5 x the bulk etch rate. The evolving morphology of ground surfaces during etching was simulated using an isotropic finite difference model. This model illustrates the importance that the initial distributions of fracture sizes and spatial locations have on the evolution of roughness and the rate at which material is removed during the etching process. The etching of ground surfaces can be used during optical fabrication to convert subsurface damage into surface roughness thereby reducing the time required to produce polished surfaces that are free of subsurface damage.

  13. Looking for footprint of bulk metallic glass in electronic and phonon heat capacities of Cu{sub 55}Hf{sub 45?x}Ti{sub x} alloys

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    Remenyi, G. [Institut Néel, Université Grenoble Alpes, F-38042 Grenoble (France); CNRS, Institut Néel, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Biljakovi?, K. [CNRS, Institut Néel, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Institute of Physics, Bijeni?ka c. 46, P.O. Box 304, HR-10001 Zagreb (Croatia); Starešini?, D.; Dominko, D., E-mail: ddominko@ifs.hr [Institute of Physics, Bijeni?ka c. 46, P.O. Box 304, HR-10001 Zagreb (Croatia); Risti?, R. [Department of Physics, Trg Lj. Gaja 6, HR-31000 Osijek (Croatia); Babi?, E. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Bijeni?ka c. 32, HR-10000 Zagreb (Croatia); Figueroa, I. A. [Institute for Materials Research-UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria Coyoacan, C.P. 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Davies, H. A. [Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 3JD (United Kingdom)

    2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the heat capacity investigation of Cu{sub 55}Hf{sub 45?x}Ti{sub x} metallic glasses. The most appropriate procedure to estimate low temperature electronic and phonon contributions has been determined. Both contributions exhibit monotonous Ti concentration dependence, demonstrating that there is no relation of either the electron density of states at the Fermi level or the Debye temperature to the increased glass forming ability in the Ti concentration range x?=?15–30. The thermodynamic parameters (e.g., reduced glass temperature) remain better indicators in assessing the best composition for bulk metallic glass formation.

  14. Dynamic study on fusion reactions for $^{40,48}$Ca+$^{90,96}$Zr around Coulomb barrier

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    Ning Wang; Xizhen Wu; Zhuxia Li

    2003-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    By using the updated improved Quantum Molecular Dynamics model in which a surface-symmetry potential term has been introduced for the first time, the excitation functions for fusion reactions of $^{40,48}$Ca+$^{90,96}$Zr at energies around the Coulomb barrier have been studied. The experimental data of the fusion cross sections for $^{40}$Ca+$^{90,96}$Zr have been reproduced remarkably well without introducing any new parameters. The fusion cross sections for the neutron-rich fusion reactions of $^{48}$Ca+$^{90,96}$Zr around the Coulomb barrier are predicted to be enhanced compared with a non-neutron-rich fusion reaction. In order to clarify the mechanism of the enhancement of the fusion cross sections for neutron-rich nuclear fusions, we pay a great attention to study the dynamic lowering of the Coulomb barrier during a neck formation. The isospin effect on the barrier lowering is investigated. It is interesting that the effect of the projectile and target nuclear structure on fusion dynamics can be revealed to a certain extent in our approach. The time evolution of the N/Z ratio at the neck region has been firstly illustrated. A large enhancement of the N/Z ratio at neck region for neutron-rich nuclear fusion reactions is found.

  15. Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations of properties of a-Al2O3 /vacuum and a-ZrO2 /vacuum vs a-Al2O3/Ge,,100...,,21...

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    Kummel, Andrew C.

    -Al2O3/Ge,,100...,,2Ã1... and a-ZrO2/Ge,,100...,,2Ã1... interfaces Evgueni A. Chagarova and Andrew C The local atomic structural properties of a-Al2O3, a-ZrO2 vacuum/oxide surfaces, and a-Al2O3/Ge 100 2 1 , a-ZrO2/Ge 100 2 1 oxide/semiconductor interfaces were investigated by density-functional theory DFT

  16. Observation of the chiral magnetic effect in ZrTe5

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    Qiang Li; Dmitri E. Kharzeev; Cheng Zhang; Yuan Huang; I. Pletikosic; A. V. Fedorov; R. D. Zhong; J. A. Schneeloch; G. D. Gu; T. Valla

    2014-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The chiral magnetic effect is the generation of electric current induced by chirality imbalance in the presence of magnetic field. It is a macroscopic manifestation of the quantum anomaly in relativistic field theory of chiral fermions (massless spin $1/2$ particles with a definite projection of spin on momentum) -- a dramatic phenomenon arising from a collective motion of particles and antiparticles in the Dirac sea. The recent discovery of Dirac semimetals with chiral quasi-particles opens a fascinating possibility to study this phenomenon in condensed matter experiments. Here we report on the first observation of chiral magnetic effect through the measurement of magneto-transport in zirconium pentatelluride, ZrTe_5. Our angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy experiments show that this material's electronic structure is consistent with a 3D Dirac semimetal. We observe a large negative magnetoresistance when magnetic field is parallel with the current. The measured quadratic field dependence of the magnetoconductance is a clear indication of the chiral magnetic effect. The observed phenomenon stems from the effective transmutation of Dirac semimetal into a Weyl semimetal induced by the parallel electric and magnetic fields that represent a topologically nontrivial gauge field background.

  17. Dispersion of UO{sub 2}F{sub 2} aerosol and HF vapor in the operating floor during winter ventilation at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

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    Kim, S.H.; Chen, N.C.J.; Taleyarkhan, R.P.; Keith, K.D.; Schmidt, R.W. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Carter, J.C. [J.C. Carter Associates, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States)

    1996-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The gaseous diffusion process is currently employed at two plants in the US: the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. As part of a facility-wide safety evaluation, a postulated design basis accident involving large line-rupture induced releases of uranium hexafluoride (UF{sub 6}) into the process building of a gaseous diffusion plant (GDP) is evaluated. When UF{sub 6} is released into the atmosphere, it undergoes an exothermic chemical reaction with moisture (H{sub 2}O) in the air to form vaporized hydrogen fluoride (HF) and aerosolized uranyl fluoride (UO{sub 2}F{sub 2}). These reactants disperse in the process building and transport through the building ventilation system. The ventilation system draws outside air into the process building, distributes it evenly throughout the building, and discharges it to the atmosphere at an elevated temperature. Since air is recirculated from the cell floor area to the operating floor, issues concerning in-building worker safety and evacuation need to be addressed. Therefore, the objective of this study is to evaluate the transport of HF vapor and UO{sub 2}F{sub 2} aerosols throughout the operating floor area following B-line break accident in the cell floor area.

  18. Positive bias temperature instability in p-type metal-oxide-semiconductor devices with HfSiON/SiO{sub 2} gate dielectrics

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    Samanta, Piyas, E-mail: piyas@vcfw.org [Department of Physics, Vidyasagar College for Women, 39 Sankar Ghosh Lane, Kolkata 700 006 (India); Huang, Heng-Sheng; Chen, Shuang-Yuan [Institute of Mechatronic Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, No. 1, Sec. 3, Chung-Hsiao E. Rd., Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Liu, Chuan-Hsi [Department of Mechatronic Technology, National Taiwan Normal University, No. 162, Sec. 1, He-Ping E. Rd., Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Cheng, Li-Wei [Central R and D Division, United Microelectronics Corporation, No. 3, Li-Hsin Rd. II, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China)

    2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a detailed investigation on positive-bias temperature stress (PBTS) induced degradation of nitrided hafnium silicate (HfSiON)/SiO{sub 2} gate stack in n{sup +}-poly crystalline silicon (polySi) gate p-type metal-oxide-semiconductor (pMOS) devices. The measurement results indicate that gate dielectric degradation is a composite effect of electron trapping in as-fabricated as well as newly generated neutral traps, resulting a significant amount of stress-induced leakage current and generation of surface states at the Si/SiO{sub 2} interface. Although, a significant amount of interface states are created during PBTS, the threshold voltage (V{sub T}) instability of the HfSiON based pMOS devices is primarily caused by electron trapping and detrapping. It is also shown that PBTS creates both acceptor- and donor-like interface traps via different depassivation mechanisms of the Si{sub 3}???SiH bonds at the Si/SiO{sub 2} interface in pMOS devices. However, the number of donor-like interface traps ?N{sub it}{sup D} is significantly greater than that of acceptor-like interface traps ?N{sup A}{sub it}, resulting the PBTS induced net interface traps as donor-like.

  19. On the bipolar resistive-switching characteristics of Al?O?- and HfO?-based memory cells operated in the soft-breakdown regime

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    Goux, L., E-mail: gouxl@imec.be; Fantini, A.; Nigon, R.; Strangio, S.; Degraeve, R.; Kar, G.; Chen, Y. Y.; Jurczak, M. [imec, Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); Raghavan, N. [imec, Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); KU Leuven, Dept. Elektrotechniek ESAT-MICAS, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); De Stefano, F.; Afanas'ev, V. V. [KU Leuven, Department of Physics and Astronomy, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium)

    2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In this article, we investigate extensively the bipolar-switching properties of Al?O?- and HfO?-based resistive-switching memory cells operated at low current down to <1 ?A. We show that the switching characteristics differ considerably from those typically reported for larger current range (>15 ?A), which we relate as intrinsic to soft-breakdown (SBD) regime. We evidence a larger impact of the used switching-oxide in this current range, due to lower density of oxygen-vacancy (V{sub o}) defects in the SBD regime. In this respect, deep resetting and large memory window may be achieved using the stoichiometric Al?O? material due to efficient V{sub o} annihilation, although no complete erasure of the conductive-filament (CF) is obtained. We finally emphasize that the conduction may be described by a quantum point-contact (QPC) model down to very low current level where only a few V{sub o} defects compose the QPC constriction. The large switching variability inherent to this latter aspect is mitigated by CF shape tuning through adequate engineering of an Al?O?\\HfO? bilayer.

  20. Interfacial analysis of the ex-situ reinforced phase of a laser spot welded Zr-based bulk metallic glass composite

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    Wang, Huei-Sen, E-mail: huei@isu.edu.tw [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, 84001, Taiwan (China); Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, 81148, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China); Chen, Hou-Guang [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, 84001, Taiwan (China); Jang, Jason Shian-Ching [Institute of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Central University, Chung-Li 32001, Taiwan (China); Lin, Dong-Yih [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, 81148, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China); Gu, Jhen-Wang [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, 84001, Taiwan (China)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    To study the interfacial reaction of the ex-situ reinforced phase (Ta) of a Zr-based ((Zr{sub 48}Cu{sub 36}Al{sub 8}Ag{sub 8})Si{sub 0.75} + Ta{sub 5}) bulk metallic glass composite after laser spot welding, the interfacial regions of the reinforced phases located at specific zones in the welds including the parent material, weld fusion zone and heat affected zone were investigated. Specimen preparation from the specific zones for transmission electron microscopy analysis was performed using the focused ion beam technique. The test results showed that the reinforced phases in the parent material, weld fusion zone and heat affected zone were all covered by an interfacial layer. From microstructure analysis, and referring to the phase diagram, it was clear that the thin layers are an intermetallic compound ZrCu phase. However, due to their different formation processes, those layers show the different morphologies or thicknesses. - Highlights: • An ex-situ Zr-based BMG composite was laser spot welded. • The interfacial regions of the RPs located at PM, WFZ and HAZ were investigated. • The RPs in the PM, WFZ and HAZ were all covered by a ZrCu interfacial layer. • Due to different formation processes, those layers show the different morphology.

  1. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Properties of the Rhomboheral Modification of the Thiospinel CuZr1.86(1)S4

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    Dong, Yongkwan [Cornell University; McGuire, Michael A [ORNL; Hoseop, Yun [Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea; DiSalvo, Francis J. [Cornell University

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rhombohedral modification of the thiospinel, CuZr{sub 1.86(1)}S{sub 4}, has been synthesized by the reaction of the constituent elements in an alkali metal halide flux and structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction techniques. The title compound crystallizes in the rhombohedral space group D{sub 3d}{sup 5}-R{bar 3}m (166, a=7.3552(2) {angstrom}, c=35.832(2) {angstrom}, V=1678.76(13) {angstrom}{sup 3}, Z=12, and R/wR=0.0239/0.0624). The structure is composed of close packed S layers, with a stacking order of ABCBCABABCACAB along the c axis. The Zr and Cu atoms occupy the octahedral and tetrahedral holes between S layers, respectively. Three different kinds of S-M-S layers exist in the structure: layer I has fully occupied Zr and Cu sites, layer II has fully occupied Zr sites but no Cu, and layer III has partially occupied Zr and fully occupied Cu sites. Transport and optical properties indicate that the title compound is a small band gap (1.26 eV) n-type semiconductor.

  2. Study of calcium-containing orthophosphates of NaZr{sub 2}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3} structural type by high-temperature X-ray diffraction

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    Orlova, A. I.; Kanunov, A. E., E-mail: a.kanunov@mail.ru [Nizhni Novgorod State University (Russian Federation); Samoilov, S. G.; Kazakova, A. Yu.; Kazantsev, G. N. [Leipunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (Russian Federation)] [Leipunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (Russian Federation)

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Orthophosphates Ca{sub 0.5}Ti{sub 2}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3}, Ca{sub 0.5}Zr{sub 2}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3}, Ca{sub 0.75}Zr{sub 2}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 0.5}(PO{sub 4}){sub 2.5}, and CaMg{sub 0.5}Zr{sub 1.5}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3} (structural type NaZr{sub 2}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3}), having different occupancies of interframework positions by calcium, have been prepared by the sol-gel method with the subsequent thermal treatment of dried gels and investigated by IR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The analytical indexing of X-ray diffraction patterns is performed within the sp. gr. R3{sup -}. High-temperature X-ray diffraction was used to investigate the behavior of the orthophosphates upon heating: thermal expansion in the temperature range of 20-610 Degree-Sign C (up to 500 Degree-Sign C for Ca{sub 0.5}Zr{sub 2}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3}). The coefficients of thermal expansion are calculated from the shift of diffraction peaks. The unit-cell parameters of crystals at different temperatures are determined. The dependences of thermal expansion and its anisotropy on the occupancy of cation M positions by calcium are revealed.

  3. Localization of vacancies and mobility of lithium ions in Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} as obtained by {sup 6,7}Li NMR

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    Baklanova, Ya. V., E-mail: baklanovay@ihim.uran.ru [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 91 Pervomaiskaya str., 620990 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Arapova, I. Yu.; Buzlukov, A.L.; Gerashenko, A.P.; Verkhovskii, S.V.; Mikhalev, K.N. [Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 18 Kovalevskaya str., 620990 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Denisova, T.A.; Shein, I.R.; Maksimova, L.G. [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 91 Pervomaiskaya str., 620990 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The {sup 6,7}Li NMR spectra and the {sup 7}Li spin–lattice relaxation rate were measured on polycrystalline samples of Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3}, synthesized at 1050 K and 1300 K. The {sup 7}Li NMR lines were attributed to corresponding structural positions of lithium Li1 and Li2 by comparing the EFG components with those obtained in the first-principles calculations of the charge density in Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3}. For both samples the line width of the central {sup 7}Li transition and the spin–lattice relaxation time decrease abruptly at the temperature increasing above ?500 K, whereas the EFG parameters are averaged (??{sub Q}?=42 (5) kHz) owing to thermally activated diffusion of lithium ions. - Graphical abstract: Path of lithium ion hopping in lithium zirconate Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3}. - Highlights: • Polycrystalline samples Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} with monoclinic crystal structure synthesized at different temperatures were investigated by {sup 6,7}Li NMR spectroscopy. • Two {sup 6,7}Li NMR lines were attributed to the specific structural positions Li1 and Li2. • The distribution of vacancies was clarified for both lithium sites. • The activation energy and pathways of lithium diffusion in Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} were defined.

  4. Hydrothermal synthesis and afterglow luminescence properties of hollow SnO{sub 2}:Sm{sup 3+},Zr{sup 4+} spheres for potential application in drug delivery

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    Feng, Pengfei; Zhang, Jiachi, E-mail: zhangjch@lzu.edu.cn; Qin, Qingsong; Hu, Rui; Wang, Yuhua

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: • We designed a novel afterglow labeling material SnO{sub 2}:Sm{sup 3+},Zr{sup 4+} for the first time. • Hollow SnO{sub 2}:Sm{sup 3+},Zr{sup 4+} spheres with afterglow were prepared by hydrothermal method. • Hollow SnO{sub 2}:Sm{sup 3+},Zr{sup 4+} is a potential afterglow labeling medium for drug delivery. - Abstract: A novel afterglow labeling material SnO{sub 2}:Sm{sup 3+},Zr{sup 4+} with hollow sphere shape and intense afterglow luminescence is prepared by hydrothermal method at 180 °C for the first time. The morphology and the sphere growth process of this material are investigated by scanning electron microscopy in detail. The afterglow measurement shows that this hydrothermal obtained material exhibits obvious red afterglow luminescence (550–700 nm) of Sm{sup 3+} which can last for 542 s (0.32 mcd/m{sup 2}). The depth of traps in this hydrothermal obtained material is calculated to be as shallow as 0.58 eV. The results demonstrate that although it is necessary to further improve the afterglow performance of the hydrothermal derived hollow SnO{sub 2}:Sm{sup 3+},Zr{sup 4+} spheres, it still can be regarded as a potential afterglow labeling medium for drug delivery.

  5. Tsovaltzi, D., Weinberger, A., Scheuer, O., Dragon, T. & McLaren, B.M., (2012). Argument diagrams in Facebook: Facilitating the formation of scientifically sound opinions. In: A. Ra-

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    McLaren, Bruce Martin

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in Facebook: Facilitating the formation of scientifically sound opinions. In: A. Ra- venscroft, S. Lindstaedt in Facebook: Facilitating the Formation of Scientifically Sound Opinions Dimitra Tsovaltzi, Armin Weinberger Dimitra.tsovalzi@mx.uni-saarland.de Students use Facebook to organize their classroom experiences [1

  6. 85R.A. Calvo and S.K. D'Mello (eds.), New Perspectives on Affect and Learning Technologies, Explorations in the Learning Sciences, Instructional Systems and Performance Technologies 3,

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    Young, R. Michael

    85R.A. Calvo and S.K. D'Mello (eds.), New Perspectives on Affect and Learning Technologies to which he or she is motivated to continue with the learning process (Kort, Reilly, & Picard, 2001; Picard work (Arroyo, Woolf, Royer, & Tai, 2009; Chaffar & Frasson, 2004; D'Mello et al., 2008; Forbes- Riley

  7. Citation: Myers, R.A. and C.A. Ottensmeyer.(2005, in press). Extinction Risk in Marine Species. in Norse, E.A. and L.B. Crowder, eds. Marine Conservation Biology: The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity. Island

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    Myers, Ransom A.

    Citation: Myers, R.A. and C.A. Ottensmeyer.(2005, in press). Extinction Risk in Marine Species's Biodiversity. Island Press, Washington DC (USA) Chapter 5 Extinction Risk in Marine Species Ransom A. Myers C resources seemed inexhaustible, its capacity boundless. Marine species have even been considered "extinction

  8. Collapse of ferromagnetism in itinerant-electron system: A magnetic, transport properties, and high pressure study of (Hf,Ta)Fe{sub 2} compounds

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    Diop, L. V. B., E-mail: leopold.diop@neel.cnrs.fr; Isnard, O. [Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Inst NEEL, F-38042 Grenoble (France); CNRS, Inst NEEL, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Kastil, J. [Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Inst NEEL, F-38042 Grenoble (France); CNRS, Inst NEEL, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Institute of Physics AS CR v.v.i., Na Slovance 2, 182 21 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Arnold, Z.; Kamarad, J. [Institute of Physics AS CR v.v.i., Na Slovance 2, 182 21 Prague 8 (Czech Republic)

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The magnetism and transport properties were studied for Laves (Hf,Ta)Fe{sub 2} itinerant-electron compounds, which exhibit a temperature-induced first-order transition from the ferromagnetic (FM) to the antiferromagnetic (AFM) state upon heating. At finite temperatures, the field-induced metamagnetic phase transition between the AFM and FM has considerable effects on the transport properties of these model metamagnetic compounds. A large negative magnetoresistance of about 14% is observed in accordance with the metamagnetic transition. The magnetic phase diagram is determined for the Laves Hf{sub 1?x}Ta{sub x}Fe{sub 2} series and its Ta concentration dependence discussed. An unusual behavior is revealed in the paramagnetic state of intermediate compositions, it gives rise to the rapid increase and saturation of the local spin fluctuations of the 3d electrons. This new result is analysed in the frame of the theory of Moriya. For a chosen composition Hf{sub 0.825}Ta{sub 0.175}Fe{sub 2}, exhibiting such remarkable features, a detailed investigation is carried out under hydrostatic pressure up to 1?GPa in order to investigate the volume effect on the magnetic properties. With increasing pressure, the magnetic transition temperature T{sub FM-AFM} from ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic order decreases strongly non-linearly and disappears at a critical pressure of 0.75?GPa. In the pressure-induced AFM state, the field-induced first-order AFM-FM transition appears and the complex temperature dependence of the AFM-FM transition field is explained by the contribution from both the magnetic and elastic energies caused by the significant temperature variation of the amplitude of the local Fe magnetic moment. The application of an external pressure leads also to the progressive decrease of the Néel temperature T{sub N}. In addition, a large pressure effect on the spontaneous magnetization M{sub S} for pressures below 0.45?GPa, dln(M{sub s})/dP?=??6.3?×?10{sup ?2?}GPa{sup ?1} was discovered. The presented results are consistent with Moriya's theoretical predictions and can significantly help to better understand the underlying physics of itinerant electron magnetic systems nowadays widely investigated for both fundamental and applications purposes.

  9. TUNGSTEN ISOTOPIC COMPOSITIONS IN STARDUST SiC GRAINS FROM THE MURCHISON METEORITE: CONSTRAINTS ON THE s-PROCESS IN THE Hf-Ta-W-Re-Os REGION

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    Avila, Janaina N.; Ireland, Trevor R.; Holden, Peter [Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia); Lugaro, Maria; Buntain, Joelene [Centre for Stellar and Planetary Astrophysics, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800 (Australia); Gyngard, Frank; Zinner, Ernst; Amari, Sachiko [Laboratory for Space Sciences and the Department of Physics, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130 (United States); Cristallo, Sergio [Departamento de Fisica Teorica y del Cosmos, Universidad de Granada, Granada 18071 (Spain); Karakas, Amanda, E-mail: janaina.avila@anu.edu.au [Mount Stromlo Observatory, Australian National University, Weston Creek, ACT 2611 (Australia)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the first tungsten isotopic measurements in stardust silicon carbide (SiC) grains recovered from the Murchison carbonaceous chondrite. The isotopes {sup 182,183,184,186}W and {sup 179,180}Hf were measured on both an aggregate (KJB fraction) and single stardust SiC grains (LS+LU fraction) believed to have condensed in the outflows of low-mass carbon-rich asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars with close-to-solar metallicity. The SiC aggregate shows small deviations from terrestrial (= solar) composition in the {sup 182}W/{sup 184}W and {sup 183}W/{sup 184}W ratios, with deficits in {sup 182}W and {sup 183}W with respect to {sup 184}W. The {sup 186}W/{sup 184}W ratio, however, shows no apparent deviation from the solar value. Tungsten isotopic measurements in single mainstream stardust SiC grains revealed lower than solar {sup 182}W/{sup 184}W, {sup 183}W/{sup 184}W, and {sup 186}W/{sup 184}W ratios. We have compared the SiC data with theoretical predictions of the evolution of W isotopic ratios in the envelopes of AGB stars. These ratios are affected by the slow neutron-capture process and match the SiC data regarding their {sup 182}W/{sup 184}W, {sup 183}W/{sup 184}W, and {sup 179}Hf/{sup 180}Hf isotopic compositions, although a small adjustment in the s-process production of {sup 183}W is needed in order to have a better agreement between the SiC data and model predictions. The models cannot explain the {sup 186}W/{sup 184}W ratios observed in the SiC grains, even when the current {sup 185}W neutron-capture cross section is increased by a factor of two. Further study is required to better assess how model uncertainties (e.g., the formation of the {sup 13}C neutron source, the mass-loss law, the modeling of the third dredge-up, and the efficiency of the {sup 22}Ne neutron source) may affect current s-process predictions.

  10. Negative Thermal Expansion in ZrW{sub 2}O{sub 8}: Mechanisms, Rigid Unit Modes, and Neutron Total Scattering

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    Tucker, Matthew G. [Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ (United Kingdom); ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Goodwin, Andrew L.; Dove, Martin T. [Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ (United Kingdom); Keen, David A. [Physics Department, Oxford University, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU (United Kingdom); ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Wells, Stephen A. [Biological Physics, Bateman Physical Sciences Building, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1504 (United States); Evans, John S.O. [Department of Chemistry, University Science Laboratories, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)

    2005-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The local structure of the low-temperature ordered phase of the negative thermal expansion (NTE) material ZrW{sub 2}O{sub 8} has been investigated by reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) modeling of neutron total scattering data. We obtain, for the first time, quantitative measurements of the extent to which the WO{sub 4} and ZrO{sub 6} polyhedra move as rigid units, and we show that these values are consistent with the predictions of rigid unit mode theory. We suggest that rigid unit modes are associated with the NTE. Our results do not support a recent interpretation of x-ray-absorption fine structure spectroscopy data in terms of a larger rigid structural component involving the Zr-O-W linkage.

  11. Effects of sub-Tg annealing on Cu64.5Zr35.5 glasses: A molecular dynamics study

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    Zhang, Feng [Ames Laboratory; Mendelev, Mikhail I. [Ames Laboratory; Zhang, Yue [Ames Laboratory; Wang, Cai-Zhuang [Ames Laboratory; Kramer, Matthew J. [Ames Laboratory; Ho, Kai-Ming [Ames Laboratory

    2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Creating metallic glasses by cooling liquid melts in molecular dynamics simulations faces a well-known challenge that the cooling rate is too fast compared with experiments. Taking the prototypical Cu 64.5Zr35.5 glasses as an example, we propose an efficient cooling strategy in which most of the computer time is spent on a prolonged isothermal process slightly below the glass-transition temperature, Tg . The glassy sample prepared in this way demonstrates significant energetic stability, slow dynamics, and well-developed short-range icosahedral order. By conventional uniform cooling, similar properties can only be obtained using a cooling rate more than 15 times slower.

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

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

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PHYSICAL REVIEW B VOLUME 39, NUMBER 17 15 JUNE 1989-I Electron transport properties of amorphous (Zro 64Nio 36), ?Al?alloys A. K. Bhatnagar, ' R. Pan, and D. G. Naugle Department ofPhysics, Texas Ad'cM Uniuersity, College Station, Texas 77843...-4242 (Received 28 November 1988; revised manuscript received 16 March 1989) Measurements of the electrical resistivity p(T), thermopower S(T), and Hall coe%cient RH for a series of rapidly quenched Zr-Ni-Al alloys are reported for concentrations from x =0 to 0...

  13. The structural and mechanical properties of a Cu??Zr??(at. %) alloy processed by High-Velocity-Injection (HVI)

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    Hays, Charles C.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    /vacuum coupled pressure gradient. The molten jet rapidly solidifies, as it is in good thermal contact wi th the cir- cular walls of the copper channel. This process (melting and injection) is carried out in inert protective atmospheres (helium). The samples... produced are in the form of cylindrical rods with large length to diameter ratios (40:1). The samples exhibit a good sur- face finish and are of high density. The structural and mechanical characterization of the Cu6 Zr 0(at. %%u) samples produced...

  14. Characterization of self-propagating formation reactions in Ni/Zr multilayered foils using reaction heats, velocities, and temperature-time profiles

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    Barron, S. C.; Knepper, R.; Walker, N.; Weihs, T. P.

    2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on intermetallic formation reactions in vapor-deposited multilayered foils of Ni/Zr with 70 nm bilayers and overall atomic ratios of Ni:Zr, 2 Ni:Zr, and 7 Ni:2 Zr. The sequence of alloy phase formation and the stored energy is evaluated at slow heating rates (~1 K/s) using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) traces to 725ºC. All three chemistries initially form a Ni-Zr amorphous phase which crystallizes first to the intermetallic NiZr. The heat of reaction to the final phase is 34-36 kJ/mol atom for all chemistries. Intermetallic formation reactions are also studied at rapid heating rates (greater than 105 K/s) in high temperature, self-propagating reactions which can be ignited in these foils by an electric spark. We find that reaction velocities and maximum reaction temperatures (Tmax) are largely independent of foil chemistry at 0.6 ± 0.1 m/s and 1220 ± 50 K, respectively, and that the measured Tmax is more than 200 K lower than predicted adiabatic temperatures (Tad). The difference between Tmax and Tad is explained by the prediction that transformation to the final intermetallic phases occurs after Tmax and results in the release of 20-30 % of the total heat of reaction and a delay in rapid cooling.

  15. Film properties of low temperature HfO{sub 2} grown with H{sub 2}O, O{sub 3}, or remote O{sub 2}-plasma

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    Richter, Claudia, E-mail: Claudia.Richter@namlab.com; Schenk, Tony; Schroeder, Uwe [NaMLab gGmbH, Noethnitzerstr. 64, 01187 Dresden (Germany); Mikolajick, Thomas [NaMLab gGmbH, Noethnitzerstr. 64, 01187 Dresden, Germany and Institut für Halbleiter und Mikrosystemtechnik, TU Dresden, Noethnitzerstr. 64, 01187 Dresden (Germany)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A reduction of the deposition temperature is necessary for atomic layer deposition (ALD) on organic devices. HfO{sub 2} films were deposited by ALD on silicon substrates in a wide temperature range from 80 to 300?°C with tetrakis[ethylmethylamino]hafnium as metal precursor and H{sub 2}O, O{sub 3}, or an remote O{sub 2}-plasma as oxygen source. Growth rate and density were correlated to electrical properties like dielectric constant and leakage current of simple capacitor structures to evaluate the impact of different process conditions. Process optimizations were performed to reduce film imperfections visible at lower deposition temperatures. Additionally, the influence of postdeposition annealing on the structural and electrical properties was studied.

  16. Laser damage study of nodules in electron-beam-evaporated HfO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} high reflectors

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    Cheng Xinbin; Shen Zhengxiang; Jiao Hongfei; Zhang Jinlong; Ma Bin; Ding Tao; Lu Jiangtao; Wang Xiaodong; Wang Zhanshan

    2011-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A reactive electron beam evaporation process was used to fabricate 1.064 {mu}mHfO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} high reflectors. The deposition process was optimized to reduce the nodular density. Cross-sectioning of nodular defects by a focused ion-beam milling instrument showed that the nodule seeds were the residual particles on the substrate and the particulates from the silica source ''splitting.'' After optimizing the substrate preparation procedure and the evaporation process, a low nodular density of 2.7/mm{sup 2} was achieved. The laser damage test revealed that the ejection fluences and damage growth behaviors of nodules created from deep or shallow seeds were totally different. A mechanism based on directional plasma scald was proposed to interpret observed damage growth phenomenon.

  17. In-operando hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study on the impact of current compliance and switching cycles on oxygen and carbon defects in resistive switching Ti/HfO{sub 2}/TiN cells

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    Sowinska, Malgorzata, E-mail: sowinska@ihp-microelectronics.com; Bertaud, Thomas; Walczyk, Damian; Calka, Pauline; Walczyk, Christian [IHP, Im Technologiepark 25, 15236 Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany); Thiess, Sebastian [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany); Alff, Lambert [Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Schroeder, Thomas [IHP, Im Technologiepark 25, 15236 Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany); Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 1, 03046 Cottbus (Germany)

    2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, direct experimental materials science evidence of the important theoretical prediction for resistive random access memory (RRAM) technologies that a critical amount of oxygen vacancies is needed to establish stable resistive switching in metal-oxide-metal samples is presented. In detail, a novel in-operando hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy technique is applied to non-destructively investigates the influence of the current compliance and direct current voltage sweep cycles on the Ti/HfO{sub 2} interface chemistry and physics of resistive switching Ti/HfO{sub 2}/TiN cells. These studies indeed confirm that current compliance is a critical parameter to control the amount of oxygen vacancies in the conducting filaments in the oxide layer during the RRAM cell operation to achieve stable switching. Furthermore, clear carbon segregation towards the Ti/HfO{sub 2} interface under electrical stress is visible. Since carbon impurities impact the oxygen vacancy defect population under resistive switching, this dynamic carbon segregation to the Ti/HfO{sub 2} interface is suspected to negatively influence RRAM device endurance. Therefore, these results indicate that the RRAM materials engineering needs to include all impurities in the dielectric layer in order to achieve reliable device performance.

  18. Study of gate oxide traps in HfO[subscript 2]/AlGaN/GaN metal-oxide-semiconductor high-electron-mobility transistors by use of ac transconductance method

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    Sun, X.

    We introduce an ac-transconductance method to profile the gate oxide traps in a HfO[subscript 2] gated AlGaN/GaN Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor High-Electron-Mobility Transistors (MOS-HEMTs) that can exchange carriers with metal ...

  19. Enhanced ultraviolet electroluminescence and spectral narrowing from ZnO quantum dots/GaN heterojunction diodes by using high-k HfO{sub 2} electron blocking layer

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    Mo, Xiaoming; Long, Hao; Wang, Haoning; Chen, Zhao; Wan, Jiawei; Liu, Yuping; Fang, Guojia, E-mail: gjfang@whu.edu.cn [Key Lab of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education, School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); Li, Songzhan [Key Lab of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education, School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan 430073 (China); Feng, Yamin [Department of Physics, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079 (China); Ouyang, Yifang [College of Physical Science and Technology, Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi 530004 (China)

    2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrated the capability of realizing enhanced ZnO-related UV emissions by using the low-cost and solution-processable ZnO quantum dots (QDs) with the help of a high-k HfO{sub 2} electron blocking layer (EBL) for the ZnO QDs/p-GaN light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Full-width at half maximum of the LED devices was greatly decreased from ?110 to ?54?nm, and recombinations related to nonradiative centers were significantly suppressed with inserting HfO{sub 2} EBL. The electroluminescence of the ZnO QDs/HfO{sub 2}/p-GaN LEDs demonstrated an interesting spectral narrowing effect with increasing HfO{sub 2} thickness. The Gaussian fitting revealed that the great enhancement of the Zn{sub i}-related emission at ?414?nm whereas the deep suppression of the interfacial recombination at ?477?nm should be the main reason for the spectral narrowing effect.

  20. High temperature oxidation behavior of austenitic stainless steel AISI 304 in steam of nanofluids contain nanoparticle ZrO2

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    Prajitno, Djoko Hadi, E-mail: djokohp@batan.go.id; Syarif, Dani Gustaman, E-mail: djokohp@batan.go.id [Research Center for Nuclear Materials and Radiometry, Jl. Tamansari 71, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

    2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this study is to evaluate high temperature oxidation behavior of austenitic stainless steel SS 304 in steam of nanofluids contain nanoparticle ZrO{sub 2}. The oxidation was performed at high temperatures ranging from 600 to 800°C. The oxidation time was 60 minutes. After oxidation the surface of the samples was analyzed by different methods including, optical microscope, scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). X-ray diffraction examination show that the oxide scale formed during oxidation of stainless steel AISI 304 alloys is dominated by iron oxide, Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Minor element such as Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} is also appeared in the diffraction pattern. Characterization by optical microscope showed that cross section microstructure of stainless steel changed after oxidized with the oxide scale on the surface stainless steels. SEM and x-ray diffraction examination show that the oxide of ZrO{sub 2} appeared on the surface of stainless steel. Kinetic rate of oxidation of austenite stainless steel AISI 304 showed that increasing oxidation temperature and time will increase oxidation rate.

  1. A Novel Combustion Synthesis Preparation of CuO/ZnO/ZrO2/Pd for Oxidative Hydrogen Production from Methanol

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    Mukasyan, Alexander

    A Novel Combustion Synthesis Preparation of CuO/ZnO/ZrO2/Pd for Oxidative Hydrogen Production from pre- pared via three combustion synthesis routes including volume combustion, impregnated substrate combustion, and so-called second wave impregnation combustion methods. These catalysts were characterized via

  2. Strong blue and white photoluminescence emission of BaZrO{sub 3} undoped and lanthanide doped phosphor for light emitting diodes application

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    Romero, V.H. [Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A. P. 1-948, Leon Gto., 37160 (Mexico)] [Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A. P. 1-948, Leon Gto., 37160 (Mexico); De la Rosa, E., E-mail: elder@cio.mx [Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A. P. 1-948, Leon Gto., 37160 (Mexico); Salas, P. [Centro de Fisica Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A.P. 1-1010, Queretaro, Qro. 76000 (Mexico)] [Centro de Fisica Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A.P. 1-1010, Queretaro, Qro. 76000 (Mexico); Velazquez-Salazar, J.J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Texas at San Antonio One UTSA Circle, San Antonio TX 78249 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Texas at San Antonio One UTSA Circle, San Antonio TX 78249 (United States)

    2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we report the obtained strong broadband blue photoluminescence (PL) emission centered at 427 nm for undoped BaZrO{sub 3} observed after 266 nm excitation of submicron crystals prepared by hydrothermal/calcinations method. This emission is enhanced with the introduction of Tm{sup 3+} ions and is stronger than the characteristic PL blue emission of such lanthanide. The proposed mechanism of relaxation for host lattice emission is based on the presence of oxygen vacancies produced during the synthesis process and the charge compensation due to the difference in the electron valence between dopant and substituted ion in the host. Brilliant white light emission with a color coordinate of (x=0.29, y=0.32) was observed by combining the blue PL emission from the host with the green and red PL emission from Tb{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+} ions, respectively. The color coordinate can be tuned by changing the ratio between blue, green and red band by changing the concentration of lanthanides. - Graphical abstract: Strong blue emission from undoped BaZrO{sub 3} phosphor and white light emission by doping with Tb{sup 3+} (green) and Eu{sup 3+} (red) after 266 nm excitation. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Blue emission from BaZrO{sub 3} phosphor. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Blue emission enhanced with Tm{sup 3+}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer White light from BaZrO{sup 3+} phosphor.

  3. A thermokinetic model describing the vaporization behavior of U[sub x]Zr[sub 1-x]C[sub 1-y] in hydrogen

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    Butt, D.P.

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the thermodynamics and kinetics of the corrosion of U[sub x]Zr[sub 1-x]C[sub 1-y] in hydrogen gas. It describes how corrosion rates are influenced by variables such as pressure, temperature, and gas flow rate. A model is developed which agrees with experimental steady-state corrosion rates at 1 atm between 2670 and 3100 K. It is shown that under steady-state conditions the corrosion flux is rate limited by the vapor phase transport of Zr(g) away from the solid surface to the bulk gas stream where the partial pressure of Zr(g) is determined by the congruently vaporizing surface composition. Extrapolation of the model to higher pressures indicates that Zr(g) transport should also be rate limiting at higher pressures but the corrosion rate should decrease slightly with increased hydrogen pressure due to reduced gaseous diffusion rates. The model predicts that the corrosion rate will increase as the square root of gas velocity for a given temperature and pressure. Calculations demonstrating the effects of gas velocity are in agreement with experimental studies.

  4. A thermokinetic model describing the vaporization behavior of U{sub x}Zr{sub 1-x}C{sub 1-y} in hydrogen

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    Butt, D.P

    1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the thermodynamics and kinetics of the corrosion of U{sub x}Zr{sub 1-x}C{sub 1-y} in hydrogen gas. It describes how corrosion rates are influenced by variables such as pressure, temperature, and gas flow rate. A model is developed which agrees with experimental steady-state corrosion rates at 1 atm between 2670 and 3100 K. It is shown that under steady-state conditions the corrosion flux is rate limited by the vapor phase transport of Zr(g) away from the solid surface to the bulk gas stream where the partial pressure of Zr(g) is determined by the congruently vaporizing surface composition. Extrapolation of the model to higher pressures indicates that Zr(g) transport should also be rate limiting at higher pressures but the corrosion rate should decrease slightly with increased hydrogen pressure due to reduced gaseous diffusion rates. The model predicts that the corrosion rate will increase as the square root of gas velocity for a given temperature and pressure. Calculations demonstrating the effects of gas velocity are in agreement with experimental studies.

  5. COMPARISON OF THE CORROSION BEHAVIOR OF A BULK AMORPHOUS METAL, Zr41.2Ti13.8Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5,

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    Ritchie, Robert

    COMPARISON OF THE CORROSION BEHAVIOR OF A BULK AMORPHOUS METAL, Zr41.2Ti13.8Cu12.5Ni10Be22 exhibit excellent corrosion resistance (4­7), which has been explained in terms of their structural researchers attribute "good corrosion resistance" to the entire class of amorphous metals. It is this point

  6. From fluorite to pyrochlore: Characterisation of local and average structure of neodymium zirconate, Nd{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 7}

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    Payne, Julia L. [Department of Chemistry, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Tucker, Matthew G. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Evans, Ivana Radosavljevi?, E-mail: ivana.radosavljevic@durham.ac.uk [Department of Chemistry, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The structural characterisation of Nd{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 7} prepared via a precursor route was performed using a combination of local and average structure probes (neutron total scattering, X-ray and neutron diffraction). We present the first total scattering and reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) modelling study of Nd{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 7}, which provides compelling evidence for the adoption of a disordered fluorite-type structure by Nd{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 7} prepared by a low-temperature precursor route. Annealing the material at high temperatures leads to a transformation to a pyrochlore-type structure; however, Rietveld refinement using powder neutron diffraction data shows that the oxygen sublattice retains a degree of disorder. - Graphical abstract: Display Omitted - Highlights: • The first total scattering and RMC modelling study of Nd{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 7}. • Demonstration that the synthetic route influences the crystal structure adopted. • Insight into the importance of total scattering in studies of complex superstructures, especially for nano-sized materials.

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

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    Zhu, Tie-Jun

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

  8. Design of 7 wt.% Y2O3-ZrO2/Mullite Plasma-Sprayed Composite Coatings for Increased Creep Resistance

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    Trice, Rodney W.

    examined using X-ray diffraction, dilatometry, and compression creep. Creep test were conducted on all specimens for all combinations of temperature and stress tested, the creep response of the compositeDesign of 7 wt.% Y2O3-ZrO2/Mullite Plasma-Sprayed Composite Coatings for Increased Creep Resistance

  9. X-ray Peak Profile Analysis on the Microstructure of Al-5.9%Mg-0.3%Sc-0.18%Zr Alloy Deformed by

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    Gubicza, Jenõ

    by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). 1 Introduction It is well known that alloying of aluminium of the aluminium alloys has been extensively studied [e.g. 1,6], only little information exist on the effectX-ray Peak Profile Analysis on the Microstructure of Al-5.9%Mg-0.3%Sc-0.18%Zr Alloy Deformed

  10. Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations of ion-solid interactions in Gd2Zr2O7 and Gd2Ti2O7

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    Wang, X J [University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC); Xiao, Haiyan [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Zu, X T [University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC); Zhang, Yanwen [ORNL; Weber, William J [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) method has made it a powerful tool in describing ion-solid interactions in materials, with identification determination of threshold displacement energies with ab initio accuracy, and prediction of new mechanism for defect generation and new defective states that are different from classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. In the present work, this method is employed to study the low energy recoil events in Gd2Zr2O7 and Gd2Ti2O7. The weighted average threshold displacement energies in Gd2Zr2O7 are determined to be 38.8 eV for Gd, 41.4 eV for Zr, 18.6 eV for O48f, and 15.6 eV for O8b, which are smaller than the respective values of 41.8, >53.8, 22.6 and 16.2 eV in Gd2Ti2O7. It reveals that all the ions in Gd2Zr2O7 are more easily displaced than those in Gd2Ti2O7, and anion order-disorder are more likely to be involved in the displacement events than cation disordering. The average charge transfer from the primary knock-on atom to its neighbors is estimated to be ~0.15, ~0.11-0.27 and ~0.1-0.13 |e| for Gd, Zr (or Ti), and O, respectively. Negligence of the charge transfer in the interatomic potentials may result in the larger threshold displacement energies in classical MD.

  11. Visible-light-driven photocatalytic performance of nitrogen-doped Ti{sub 1?x}Zr{sub x}O{sub 2} solid solution

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    Gao, Bifen, E-mail: bfgao@hqu.edu.cn [Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021 (China)] [Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021 (China); Luo, Xiuzhen [Zhangzhou Health Vocational College, Zhangzhou 363000 (China)] [Zhangzhou Health Vocational College, Zhangzhou 363000 (China); Fu, Hao; Lin, Bizhou; Chen, Yilin [Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021 (China)] [Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021 (China); Gu, Zhanjun [Laboratory for Bio-Environmental Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China)] [Laboratory for Bio-Environmental Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China)

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ? Dual modifications on the energy band of TiO{sub 2} are achieved by N and Zr co-doping. ? Nitrogen and zirconium dopants have different doping positions in the catalyst. ? A synergic impact of nitrogen and zirconium on photocatalytic activity is observed. ? A mechanism for the high performance of nitrogen-doped Ti{sub 1?x}Zr{sub x}O{sub 2} solid solution is proposed. -- Abstract: Nitrogen-doped Ti{sub 1?x}Zr{sub x}O{sub 2} solid solutions have been synthesized by a multi-step sol–gel process followed by hydrothermal treatment in ammonia solution. XRD, XPS and UV–vis diffuse reflectance analyses indicated that nitrogen was doped in the surface layer of catalyst, introducing surface states located close to valence band. However, Zr{sup 4+} was successfully incorporated into the bulk lattice of TiO{sub 2} so as to induce the up-shift of conduction band. Compared to pristine TiO{sub 2} and nitrogen-doped TiO{sub 2}, nitrogen-doped Ti{sub 1?x}Zr{sub x}O{sub 2} exhibited much higher efficiency for the degradation of Acid Red 88 solution and gaseous benzene under visible light irradiation, attributed to the synergetic effect of nitrogen and zirconium on the energy band. Specifically, the presence of surface states in the band gap enabled the extended visible light response and the up-shift of conduction band facilitated the excited electron interfacial transfer and hence suppressed efficiently the recombination of charge carriers.

  12. 4500. Nasch, P.M., M.H. Manghnani, and R.A. Secco, 1997, Anomalous behavior of sound velocity and attenuation in liquid Fe-Ni-S, Science, 277, 219-221.

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    4500. Nasch, P.M., M.H. Manghnani, and R.A. Secco, 1997, Anomalous behavior of sound velocityForschungsZentrum, Potsdam, Germany, 6-16. 4502. Blewett, D.T., P.G. Lucey, and B.R. Hawke, 1997, Clementine images., 132, 119-132. 4504. Yu, Z.-P., P.-S. Chu, and T. Schroeder, 1997, Predictive skills of seasonal

  13. Estimated {sup 55}Mn and {sup 90}Zr Cross Section Covariances in the Fast Neutron Energy Region

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    Pigni, M.T. [National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 (United States)], E-mail: pigni@bnl.gov; Herman, M.; Oblozinsky, P. [National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 (United States)

    2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We completed estimates of neutron cross section covariances for {sup 55}Mn and {sup 90}Zr, from the keV energy range to 25 MeV, considering the most important reaction channels, total, elastic, inelastic, capture, and (n,2n). The nuclear reaction model code EMPIRE was used to calculate sensitivity to model parameters by a perturbation of parameters that define the optical model potential, nuclear level densities and strength of the pre-equilibrium emission. The sensitivity analysis was performed with the set of parameters which reproduces the ENDF/B-VII.0 cross sections. The experimental data were analyzed and both statistical and systematic uncertainties were extracted from almost 30 selected experiments. Then, the Bayesian code KALMAN was used to combine the sensitivity analysis and the experiments to obtain the evaluated covariance matrices.

  14. Crystal structure and antiferromagnetic ordering of quasi-2D [Cu(HF{sub 2})(pyz){sub 2}]TaF{sub 6} (pyz = pyrazine).

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    Manson, J. L.; Schlueter, J. A.; McDonald, R. D.; Singleton, J.; Materials Science Division; Eastern Washington Univ.; LANL

    2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The crystal structure of the title compound was determined by X-ray diffraction at 90 and 295 K. Copper(II) ions are coordinated to four bridging pyz ligands to form square layers in the ab-plane. Bridging HF{sub 2}{sup -} ligands join the layers together along the c-axis to afford a tetragonal, three-dimensional (3D) framework that contains Taf{sub 6}{sup -} anions in every cavity. At 295 K, the pyz rings lie exactly perpendicular to the layers and cooling to 90 K induces a canting of those rings. Magnetically, the compound exhibits 2D antiferromagnetic correlations within the 2D layers with an exchange interaction of -13.1(1) K. Weak interlayer interactions, as mediated by Cu-F-H-F-Cu, leads to long-range magnetic order below 4.2 K. Pulsed-field magnetization data at 0.5 K show a concave curvature with increasing B and reveal a saturation magnetization at 35.4 T.

  15. Study on the Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x}/HfO{sub 2} interface and its impacts on Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} tunneling transistor

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    Qiu, Yingxin; Wang, Runsheng, E-mail: ruhuang@pku.edu.cn, E-mail: r.wang@pku.edu.cn; Huang, Qianqian; Huang, Ru, E-mail: ruhuang@pku.edu.cn, E-mail: r.wang@pku.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Microelectronic Devices and Circuits, Institute of Microelectronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

    2014-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we employ first-principle calculation to investigate the Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x}/HfO{sub 2} interface, and then evaluate its impacts on Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} tunneling field-effect transistor (TFET). First-principle calculations of Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x}/HfO{sub 2} interfaces in the oxygen-rich process atmosphere indicate that the interface states originate from the Ge and Sn dangling bond, rather than Hf-bond. The total density of state shows that there are more interface states in the semiconductor bandgap with increasing Sn fraction. By further incorporating the material and interface parameters from density functional theory calculation into advanced device simulation, the electrical characteristics of Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} TFET are investigated. Removing the Sn atom from the first atom layer of Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} in device processes is found to be beneficial to reduce the degradations. For the degradation mechanisms, the trap-assisted-tunneling is the dominant mechanism at the low Sn fraction, and enhanced Shockley-Read-Hall recombination induced by traps becomes the dominant mechanism with increasing Sn fraction. The results are helpful for the interface optimization of Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} TFET.

  16. A first-principles density functional theory study of the electronic structural and thermodynamic properties of M2ZrO3 and M2CO3 (M=Na, K) and their capabilities for CO2 capture

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    Yuhua Duan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Alkali metal zirconates could be used as solid sorbents for CO{sub 2} capture. The structural, electronic, and phonon properties of Na{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3}, K{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3}, Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3}, and K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} are investigated by combining the density functional theory with lattice phonon dynamics. The thermodynamics of CO{sub 2} absorption/desorption reactions of these two zirconates are analyzed. The calculated results show that their optimized structures are in a good agreement with experimental measurements. The calculated band gaps are 4.339 eV (indirect), 3.641 eV (direct), 3.935 eV (indirect), and 3.697 eV (direct) for Na{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3}, K{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3}, Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3}, and K{sub 2}CO{sub 3}, respectively.The calculated phonon dispersions and phonon density of states for M{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} and M{sub 2}CO{sub 3} (M = K, Na, Li) revealed that from K to Na to Li, their frequency peaks are shifted to high frequencies due to the molecular weight decreased from K to Li. From the calculated reaction heats and relationships of free energy change versus temperatures and CO{sub 2} pressures of the M{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} (M = K, Na, Li) reacting with CO{sub 2}, we found that the performance of Na{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} capturing CO{sub 2} is similar to that of Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} and is better than that of K{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3}. Therefore, Na{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} and Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} are good candidates of high temperature CO{sub 2} sorbents and could be used for post combustion CO{sub 2} capture technologies.

  17. Specification of CuCrZr Alloy Properties after Various Thermo-Mechanical Treatments and Design Allowables including Neutron Irradiation Effects

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    Barabash, Vladimir [ITER Organization, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France] [ITER Organization, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France; Kalinin, G. M. [RDIPE, P.O. Box 788, 101000 Moscow, Russia] [RDIPE, P.O. Box 788, 101000 Moscow, Russia; Fabritsiev, Sergei A. [D.V. Efremov Scientific Research Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia] [D.V. Efremov Scientific Research Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; Zinkle, Steven J [ORNL] [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Precipitation hardened CuCrZr alloy is a promising heat sink and functional material for various applica- tions in ITER, for example the first wall, blanket electrical attachment, divertor, and heating systems. Three types of thermo-mechanical treatment were identified as most promising for the various applica- tions in ITER: solution annealing, cold working and ageing; solution annealing and ageing; solution annealing and ageing at non-optimal condition due to specific manufacturing processes for engineer- ing-scale components. The available data for these three types of treatments were assessed and mini- mum tensile properties were determined based on recommendation of Structural Design Criteria for the ITER In-vessel Components. The available data for these heat treatments were analyzed for assess- ment of neutron irradiation effect. Using the definitions of the ITER Structural Design Criteria the design allowable stress intensity values are proposed for CuCrZr alloy after various heat treatments.

  18. Influence of crystalline phase and defects in the ZrO{sub 2} nanoparticles synthesized by thermal plasma route on its photocatalytic properties

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    Nawale, Ashok B.; Kanhe, Nilesh S.; Bhoraskar, S.V. [Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune 411007 (India)] [Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune 411007 (India); Mathe, V.L., E-mail: vlmathe@physics.unipune.ac.in [Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune 411007 (India); Das, A.K. [Laser and Plasma Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400085 (India)] [Laser and Plasma Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400085 (India)

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: Thermal plasma synthesized nanophase zirconia showing the blue shift in the band gap of monoclinic phase as found from the photoabsorption spectroscopy was found to be the dominant parameter for the enhancement in its photocatalytic activity. The existence of different defect states and their concentration in as synthesized samples also inferred from the photoabsorption measurements were also found to be responsible for the enhanced photocatalytic activity of the samples. Highlights: ? Phase controlled structural formation of nanophase ZrO{sub 2} by thermal plasma route. ? Enhanced photocatalytic degradation rate of methylene blue dye. ? The blue shift in the band gap of monoclinic phase of nanocrystalline ZrO{sub 2}. ? Existence of different defect states in the as synthesized nano phase ZrO{sub 2}. ? Several competing processes which controls the photocatalytic degradation rate. -- Abstract: The photocatalytic activity of pure ZrO{sub 2} samples, prepared by a thermal plasma route, and characterized by X-ray diffraction technique was tested for the degradation of methylene blue, which is known to be a hazardous dye. Although, all these samples synthesized at different operating pressures of the thermal plasma reactor showed the photocatalytic activity; the sample synthesized at 1.33 bar of operating pressure showed the highest photocatalytic activity. The blue shift in the band gap of monoclinic phase, as observed from the photo-absorption spectroscopy, may be attributed to the enhanced photocatalytic activity. The existence of different defect states and their concentration as, inferred from the photo-absorption measurements were also found to be responsible for the enhanced photocatalytic activity of the as synthesized samples.

  19. Preparation of Lead Zirconate Titanate (Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3) by Homogeneous Precipitation and Calcination

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    Tas, A. Cuneyt

    Preparation of Lead Zirconate Titanate (Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3) by Homogeneous Precipitation-ray spectroscopy (EDXS). I. Introduction LEAD ZIRCONATE TITANATE (PbZrxTi1-xO3) ceramics are of great technological, and TiO2). However, because of intermediate reactions which lead to the formation of PbTiO3 (PT) and Pb

  20. Thermodynamic Assessment of Hot Corrosion Mechanisms of Superalloys Hastelloy N and Haynes 242 in Eutectic Mixture of Molten Salts KF and ZrF4

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    Michael V. Glazoff

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The KF - ZrF4 system was considered for the application as a heat exchange agent in molten salt nuclear reactors (MSRs) beginning with the work carried out at ORNL in early fifties. Based on a combination of excellent properties such as thermal conductivity, viscosity in the molten state, and other thermo-physical and rheological properties, it was selected as one of possible candidates for the nuclear reactor secondary heat exchanger loop.

  1. Surface Passivation of Nanoporous TiO2 via Atomic Layer Deposition of ZrO2 for Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Applications

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    to the spiro-OMeTAD. Introduction Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) based on mesoporous titania and liquidSurface Passivation of Nanoporous TiO2 via Atomic Layer Deposition of ZrO2 for Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Applications Tina C. Li, Ma´rcio S. Go´es,,§ Francisco Fabregat-Santiago,*, Juan Bisquert

  2. Characterization of the reaction products that develop in the processing of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/BaZrO{sub 3} laminated composites

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    Gladysz, G.M. [Youngstown State Univ., OH (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Youngstown State Univ., OH (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Schmuecker, M.; Schneider, H. [German Aerospace Establishment, Cologne (Germany)] [German Aerospace Establishment, Cologne (Germany); Chawla, K.K. [Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham, AL (United States). Dept. of Materials and Mechanical Engineering] [Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham, AL (United States). Dept. of Materials and Mechanical Engineering; Joslin, D.L.; Ferber, M.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The absence of a chemical reaction at an interface is conventionally thought to be an important criterion in producing a tough ceramic matrix composite (CMC). As a result of this criterion, interphases in CMCs were chosen on the basis of their chemical reactivity. A weak interface results in crack deflection, crack bridging, and, in fiber-reinforced ceramics, fiber pullout, resulting in an increased fracture toughness. In this paper, the authors present microstructural observations on alumina (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3})-barium zirconate (BaZrO{sub 3}) laminated composites wherein the reaction products that develop during processing resulted in sharp interfaces and appear to be weak enough to deflect cracks. These in situ reaction products in Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-BaZrO{sub 3} laminated composites were characterized with the use of a scanning electron microscope, an electron microprobe, and a transmission electron microscope. The phases that develop, ZrO{sub 2}, BaO{center_dot}Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and BaO{center_dot}6 Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, produced sharp interfaces and are arranged in a sequence that could be predicted by using information from the phase diagram.

  3. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 83, 115329 (2011) Diffusion and interface growth in hafnium oxide and silicate ultrathin films on Si(001)

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    Garfunkel, Eric

    PHYSICAL REVIEW B 83, 115329 (2011) Diffusion and interface growth in hafnium oxide and silicate­oxide­semiconductor (CMOS) technology necessary.1,2 Transition metal (Hf, Zr, La) oxides, silicates, and ternary Hf to be desirable to have at least one monolayer of SiO2 at the dielectric/Si interface. The Hf oxide (silicate

  4. A new structural subclass of constrained geometry catalysts for the polymerization of olefins

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    Irwin, Levi Jacob

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    in solidstate anomalies for both systems. The ansa-metallocenes Me2C(n5-C5H4) (n5-C29H36)MCl2, M = Zr, Hf and Me2C(n5-C5H4)(n5-C29H36)ZrBn2 demonstrate crystal motifs expected for ansametallocenes while Me2C(n5-C5H4)(n5-C29H36)MMe2, M=Zr, Hf exhibit diffuse...

  5. Casting evaluation of U-Zr alloy system fuel slug for SFR prepared by injection casting method

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    Song, Hoon; Kim, Jong-Hwan; Kim, Ki-Hwan; Lee, Chan-Bock [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daedeok-daro 989-111, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Metal fuel slugs of U-Pu-Zr alloys for Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) have conventionally been fabricated by a vacuum injection casting method. Recently, management of minor actinides (MA) became an important issue because direct disposal of the long-lived MA can be a long-term burden for a tentative repository up to several hundreds of thousand years. In order to recycle transuranic elements (TRU) retained in spent nuclear fuel, remote fabrication capability in a shielded hot cell should be prepared. Moreover, generation of long-lived radioactive wastes and loss of volatile species should be minimized during the recycled fuel fabrication step. In order to prevent the evaporation of volatile elements such as Am, alternative fabrication methods of metal fuel slugs have been studied applying gravity casting, and improved injection casting in KAERI, including melting under inert atmosphere. And then, metal fuel slugs were examined with casting soundness, density, chemical analysis, particle size distribution and microstructural characteristics. Based on these results there is a high level of confidence that Am losses will also be effectively controlled by application of a modest amount of overpressure. A surrogate fuel slug was generally soundly cast by improved injection casting method, melted fuel material under inert atmosphere.

  6. Shell Model Monte Carlo method in the $pn$-formalism and applications to the Zr and Mo isotopes

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    C. Ozen; D. J. Dean

    2005-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the development of a new shell-model Monte Carlo algorithm which uses the proton-neutron formalism. Shell model Monte Carlo methods, within the isospin formulation, have been successfully used in large-scale shell-model calculations. Motivation for this work is to extend the feasibility of these methods to shell-model studies involving non-identical proton and neutron valence spaces. We show the viability of the new approach with some test results. Finally, we use a realistic nucleon-nucleon interaction in the model space described by (1p_1/2,0g_9/2) proton and (1d_5/2,2s_1/2,1d_3/2,0g_7/2,0h_11/2) neutron orbitals above the Sr-88 core to calculate ground-state energies, binding energies, B(E2) strengths, and to study pairing properties of the even-even 90-104 Zr and 92-106 Mo isotope chains.

  7. Soft and hybrid-doped Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} ceramics under stress, electric field, and temperature loading

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    Suchanicz, J.; Kim-Ngan, N.-T.; Konieczny, K.; Jankowska-Sumara, I. [Institute of Physics, Pedagogical University, ul. Podchorazych 2, 30-084 Krakow (Poland); Balogh, A. G. [Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Petersenstrasse 23, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany)

    2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigated the influence of uniaxial pressure (0-1000 bars) applied parallelly or perpendicularly to the ac or dc electric field (in a one-dimensional or two-dimensional manner) on dielectric and ferroelectric properties of selected soft and hybrid-doped PZT ceramics (1 mol. % Gd, 1 mol. % La and 1 mol. % (La+Fe)-doped Pb(Zr{sub 0.54}Ti{sub 0.46}) O{sub 3}). Applying uniaxial pressure leads to a reduction of the peak intensity of the electric permittivity ({epsilon}), of the frequency dispersion, and of the dielectric hysteresis. The peak intensity of {epsilon} becomes diffused and shifts to a higher temperatures with increasing pressure. Simultaneous application of uniaxial pressure and dc electric field (perpendicular to each other) in the poling process implies in improvement of the ferroelectric properties, indicating a new possibility for poling materials with a high coercive field and/or high electric conductivity. It was also found that simultaneous application of uniaxial pressure and dc electric field (perpendicular to each other) allowed observation of the space charge in the depolarization process. The electrostrictive coefficient Q{sub 11} and differential permittivity were evaluated from obtained data. Our results show that applying uniaxial pressure induces similar effects as increasing the Ti-ion concentration in the PZT system. We interpreted our results based on the Cochran soft-mode and domain switching processes under the action of pressure.

  8. Growth-induced non-planar magnetic anisotropy in FeCoZr-CaF{sub 2} nanogranular films: Structural and magnetic characterization

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    Kasiuk, J. V.; Fedotova, J. A. [NC PHEP Belarusian State University, 220040 Minsk (Belarus); Przewoznik, J., E-mail: januszp@agh.edu.pl; Zukrowski, J.; Sikora, M.; Kapusta, Cz. [Department of Solid State Physics, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow (Poland); Grce, A. [VIN?A Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade University, P.O. Box 522, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia); Milosavljevi?, M. [VIN?A Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade University, P.O. Box 522, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia); Advanced Technology Institute, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH (United Kingdom)

    2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The relation between nanoscale structure, local atomic order and magnetic properties of (FeCoZr){sub x}(CaF{sub 2}){sub 100?x} (29???x???73 at.?%) granular films is studied as a function of metal/insulator fraction ratio. The films of a thickness of 1–6??m were deposited on Al-foils and glass-ceramic substrates, by ion sputtering of targets of different metal/insulator contents. Structural characterization with X-ray and electron diffraction as well as transmission electron microscopy revealed that the films are composed of isolated nanocrystalline bcc ?-FeCo(Zr) alloy and insulating fcc CaF{sub 2} matrix. They grow in a columnar structure, where elongated metallic nanograins are arranged on top of each other within the columns almost normal to the substrate surface. Mössbauer spectroscopy and magnetometry results indicate that their easy magnetization axes are oriented at an angle of 65°–74° to the surface in films with x between 46 and 74, above the electrical percolation threshold, which is attributed to the growth-induced shape anisotropy. Interatomic distances characteristic for metallic state of ?-FeCo(Zr) nanograins were revealed by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. The results show a lack of surface oxidation of the alloy nanograins, so the growth-induced orientation of nanograins in the films cannot be attributed to this effect. The study is among the first to report a growth-induced non-planar magnetic anisotropy in metal/insulator granular films above the percolation threshold and to reveal the origin of it.

  9. Thickness dependence of magnetoelectric response for composites of Pb(Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48})O{sub 3} films on CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} ceramic substrates

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    Wang, Jing, E-mail: wang-jing@nuaa.edu.cn; Zhu, Kongjun [State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures, College of Aerospace Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016 (China); Wu, Xia; Deng, Chaoyong [School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025 (China); Peng, Renci; Wang, Jianjun [School of Materials Science and Engineering, and State Key Lab of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Using chemical solution spin-coating we grew Pb(Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48})O{sub 3} films of different thicknesses on highly dense CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} ceramics. X-ray diffraction revealed no other phases except Pb(Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48})O{sub 3} and CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}. In many of these samples we observed typical ferroelectric hysteresis loops, butterfly-shaped piezoelectric strains, and the magnetic-field-dependent magnetostriction. These behaviors caused appreciable magnetoelectric responses based on magnetic-mechanical-electric coupling. Our results indicated that the thickness of the Pb(Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48})O{sub 3} film was important in obtaining strong magnetoelectric coupling.

  10. Critical behavior of the ferromagnetic-paramagnetic phase transition in Fe{sub 90?x}Ni{sub x}Zr{sub 10} alloy ribbons

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    Thanh, Tran Dang, E-mail: thanhxraylab@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361-763 (Korea, Republic of); Institute of Materials Science, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi (Viet Nam); Huy Dan, Nguyen [Institute of Materials Science, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi (Viet Nam); Phan, The-Long; Yu, Seong-Cho, E-mail: scyu@chungbuk.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361-763 (Korea, Republic of); Kumarakuru, Haridas; Olivier, Ezra J.; Neethling, Johannes H. [Centre for HRTEM, Department of Physics, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth 6031 (South Africa)

    2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This work presents a detailed study on the critical behavior of the ferromagnetic-paramagnetic (FM-PM) phase transition in Fe{sub 90?x}Ni{sub x}Zr{sub 10} (x?=?0 and 5) alloy ribbons. Basing on field dependences of magnetization (M-H), M{sup 2} versus H/M plots prove the alloys exhibiting a second-order magnetic phase transition. To investigate the nature of the FM-PM phase transition at T{sub C}?=?245 and 306?K for x?=?0 and 5, respectively, we performed a critical-exponent study. The values of critical components ?, ?, and ? determined by using the modified Arrott plots, Kouvel-Fisher (KF), and critical isotherm analyses agree with each other. For x?=?0, the critical parameters ??=?0.365?±?0.013 and ??=?1.615 ± 0.033 are obtained by modified Arrott plots while ??=?0.368?±?0.008 and ??=?1.612?±?0.016 are obtained by the KF method. These values are close to those expected for the 3D-Heisenberg model, revealing short-range FM interactions in Fe{sub 90}Zr{sub 10}. Meanwhile, for x?=?5, the values of the critical parameters ??=?0.423?±?0.008 and ??=?1.325?±?0.036 are obtained by modified Arrott plots, and ??=?0.425?±?0.006 and ??=?1.323?±?0.012 are obtained by the KF method. The falling of the ? value in between the values of the mean-field theory (??=?0.5) and the 3D-Heisenberg model (??=?0.365) indicates an existence of FM short-range order and magnetic inhomogeneity in Fe{sub 85}Ni{sub 5}Zr{sub 10}. With a partial replacement of Ni for Fe in Fe{sub 90?x}Ni{sub x}Zr{sub 10}, the value of the critical exponent ? trends to shift towards that of the mean-field theory. Such the result proves the presence of Ni favors establishing FM long-range order. The nature of this phenomenon is carefully discussed.

  11. In situ X-ray diffraction strain-controlled study of Ti–Nb–Zr and Ti–Nb–Ta shape memory alloys: crystal lattice and transformation features

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    Dubinskiy, S. [École de technologie supérieure, 1100, Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1K3 (Canada); National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, 4, Leninskiy prosp., Moscow 119049 (Russian Federation); Prokoshkin, S. [National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, 4, Leninskiy prosp., Moscow 119049 (Russian Federation); Brailovski, V., E-mail: vladimir.brailovski@etsmtl.ca [École de technologie supérieure, 1100, Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1K3 (Canada); Inaekyan, K. [École de technologie supérieure, 1100, Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1K3 (Canada); Korotitskiy, A. [National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, 4, Leninskiy prosp., Moscow 119049 (Russian Federation)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Phase and structure transformations in biomedical Ti–21.8Nb–6.0Zr (TNZ) and Ti–19.7Nb–5.8Ta (TNT) shape memory alloys (at.%) under and without load in the ? 150 to 100 °S temperature range are studied in situ using an original tensile module for a low-temperature chamber of an X-ray diffractometer. Alpha?- and beta-phase lattice parameters, the crystallographic resource of recovery strain, phase and structure transformation sequences, and microstress appearance and disappearance are examined, compared and discussed. For both alloys, the crystallographic resource of recovery strain decreases with temperature increase to become 4.5% for TNZ and 2.5% for TNT alloy (at RT). Loading at low temperatures leads to additional ??-phase formation and reorientation. Heating under load, as compared to strain-free heating, affects the reverse transformation sequence of both alloys in different ways. For TNZ alloy, strain-free heating results in simultaneous ??? and ???? transformations, whereas during heating under stress, they are sequential: ? + ???? precedes ????. For TNT alloy, strain-free heating results in reverse ???? transformation, whereas during heating under stress, ???? transformation is preceded by ??-phase reorientation. - Highlights: • Comparative in situ XRD analysis of Ti–Nb–Zr(Ta) shape memory alloys is realized. • Lattice parameters of ?- and ??-phases are calculated in the ? 150 to + 100 °C range. • The higher the temperature, the lower the ???? transformation strain. • Loading at low temperatures results in ??-phase formation and reorientation. • Transformation sequences upon heating with and without loading are different.

  12. The effect of fluence and irradiation temperature on delayed hydride cracking in Zr-2.5Nb

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    Sagat, S.; Coleman, C.E.; Griffiths, M. [AECL Research, Chalk River, Ontario (Canada); Wilkins, B.J.S. [AECL Research, Pinawa, Manitoba (Canada)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Zirconium alloys are susceptible to a stable cracking process called delayed hydride cracking (DHC). DHC has two stages: (a) crack initiation that requires a minimum crack driving force (the threshold stress intensity factor, K{sub IH}) and (b) stable crack growth that is weakly dependent on K{sub l}. The value of K{sub lH} is an important element in determining the tolerance of components to sharp flaws. The rate of cracking is used in estimating the action time for detecting propagating cracks before they become unstable. Hence, it is important for reactor operators to know how these properties change during service in reactors where the components are exposed to neutron irradiation at elevated temperatures. DHC properties were measured on a number of components, made from the two-phase alloy Zr-2.5 Nb, irradiated at temperatures in the range of 250 to 290 C in fast neutron fluxes (E {>=} 1 MeV) between 1.6 {times} 10{sup 17} and 1.8 {times} 10{sup 18} n/m{sup 2} {center_dot} s to fluences between 0.01 {times} 10{sup 25} and 9.8 {times} 10{sup 25} n/m{sup 2}. The neutron irradiation reduced K{sub IH} by about 20% and increased the velocity of cracking by a factor of about five. The increase in crack velocity was greatest with the lowest irradiation temperature. These changes in the rack velocity by neutron irradiation are explained in terms of the combined effects of irradiation hardening associated with increased -type dislocation density, and {beta}-phase decomposition. While the former process increases crack velocity, the latter process decrease it. The combined contribution is controlled by the irradiation temperature. X-ray diffraction analyses showed that the degree of {beta}-phase decomposition was highest with an irradiation temperature of 290 C while -type dislocation densities were highest with an irradiation temperature of 250 C.

  13. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE CoZZoque C8, suppZ6ment au n08, Tome 41, aoiit 1980, page C8-745 LOW TEMPERATURE THERMAL PROPERTIES OF AMORPHOUS SUPERCONDUCTING ZrCu

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TEMPERATURE THERMAL PROPERTIES OF AMORPHOUS SUPERCONDUCTING ZrCu H.v. ~Ehneysen,M. Platte, W. Sander, H- applications - from two major points: (1) the investigation of superconductinq properties yields information the superconductinp transition temperatufe Tc, the condensation of electronic quasiparticles permits access

  14. Density functional theory study on the interstitial chemical shifts of main-group-element centered hexazirconium halide clusters; synthetic control of speciation in [(Zr6ZCl12)] (Z = B, C)-based mixed ligand complexes

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    Shen, Jingyi

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    substitution of terminal chlorides on [(Zr6CCl12)Cl6]4-cluster by tri(n-butyl)-phosphine oxide (Bu3PO) was conducted with the aid of TlPF6. Composition of the reaction mixtures was analyzed by use of both 13C and 31P NMR. A preliminary scheme for synthesis...

  15. In situ growth of ZrO{sub 2}–Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} nano-crystalline ceramic coatings via micro arc oxidation of aluminum substrates

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    Shoaei-Rad, V. [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); Bayati, M.R., E-mail: mbayati@ncsu.edu [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 16845-161, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695-7907, NC (United States); Zargar, H.R. [Department of Metals and Materials Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 (Canada)] [Department of Metals and Materials Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 (Canada); Javadpour, J. [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); 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)

    2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: ? ZrO{sub 2}–Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} layers were fabricated by MAO process. ? A formation mechanism was also proposed. ? Effect of voltage and electrolyte composition on layers properties was studied. -- Abstract: Micro arc oxidation technique was employed to grow zirconia–alumina porous layers. Considering XPS, XRD, and EDX results, the layers mainly consisted of ?-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, ?-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, monoclinic ZrO{sub 2}, tetragonal ZrO{sub 2}. Fractions of these phases were observed to change based on the fabrication conditions. Zirconia phases formed not only on the surface, but also in the layers depth. Increasing the voltage as well as utilizing thicker electrolytes resulted in higher zirconium concentration. The average crystalline size of the ZrO{sub 2} and the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} phases was determined as about 57 and 75 nm. AFM studies revealed that the surface roughness increased with voltage and electrolyte concentration. Morphological evaluations, performed by SEM, showed that the microstructure of the layers strongly depended on the synthesis conditions. The layers revealed a porous structure with a pores size of 40–300 nm. Microcracks were observed to appear when the electrolyte concentration and the applied voltage increased. Finally, a formation mechanism was put forward with emphasis on the chemical and the electrochemical foundations.

  16. Sub-250?nm low-threshold deep-ultraviolet AlGaN-based heterostructure laser employing HfO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} dielectric mirrors

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    Kao, Tsung-Ting; Liu, Yuh-Shiuan; Mahbub Satter, Md.; Li, Xiao-Hang; Lochner, Zachary; Douglas Yoder, P.; Detchprohm, Theeradetch; Dupuis, Russell D.; Shen, Shyh-Chiang, E-mail: shyh.shen@ece.gatech.edu; Ryou, Jae-Hyun [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 777 Atlantic Dr. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0250 (United States)] [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 777 Atlantic Dr. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0250 (United States); Fischer, Alec M.; Wei, Yong; Xie, Hongen; Ponce, Fernando A. [Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1504 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1504 (United States)

    2013-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a sub-250-nm, optically pumped, deep-ultraviolet laser using an Al{sub x}Ga{sub 1?x}N-based multi-quantum-well structure grown on a bulk Al-polar c-plane AlN substrate. TE-polarization-dominant lasing action was observed at room temperature with a threshold pumping power density of 250?kW/cm{sup 2}. After employing high-reflectivity SiO{sub 2}/HfO{sub 2} dielectric mirrors on both facets, the threshold pumping power density was further reduced to 180?kW/cm{sup 2}. The internal loss and threshold modal gain can be calculated as 2?cm{sup ?1} and 10.9?cm{sup ?1}, respectively.

  17. Enhancement in the transport critical current density J{sub c} in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} added with an insulating nano crystalline YBa{sub 2}HfO{sub 5.5} perovskite

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    Rejith, P. P.; Vidya, S.; Thomas, J. K. [Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram- 695 015, Kerala (India); Solomon, Sam [Department of Physics, St. John's College, Anchal-691306, Kerala (India)

    2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    When a magnetic field is applied to type II superconductors, such as YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}0{sub 7??} (YBCO), the flux quanta penetrate the material as a regular array of vortices. However when transport currents are applied, they act to move these vortices, thus lowers the critical current density (J{sub c}) as well as destroying superconductivity. The development of microstructures made of YBCO materials has enabled engineers to increase the critical current density, within Type II materials by introducing flux pinning centres into the material. The microstructure and flux pinning properties of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} system with varying levels (0-5 wt. %) of a nano perovskite ceramic insulator; YBa{sub 2}HfO{sub 5.5} addition was studied in detail. Orthorhombic YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} powder was prepared through conventional solid state route and a modified combustion method was used for synthesizing nanocrystalline YBa{sub 2}HfO{sub 5.5}. The structure and microstructure of the samples examined by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy showed that YBa{sub 2}HfO{sub 5.5} and YBCO remained unreacted even at higher processing temperature without deteriorating the superconducting properties. The scanning electron microscope image shows that YBa{sub 2}HfO{sub 5.5} forms an electrical-network between grains. These observations suggest that the YBa{sub 2}HfO{sub 5.5} addition to the Y-123-compounds improve the electrical connection between superconducting grains and substantial improvements in the relative electrical transport properties of the composites. The variation of sintering temperature, density, critical transition temperature (T{sub c}) and magnetic field dependence of critical current density (J{sub c}) of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} having different proportions of YBa{sub 2}HfO{sub 5.5} in the matrix were also studied in detail. It is found that the addition of these elements considerably enhances the flux pinning strength of the system, and there is also an increase of critical temperature (T{sub c}) and critical current density (J{sub c}) up to an optimum value of 8.76 × 10{sup 4} A/cm{sup 2} for a concentration of 2 wt % addition of nano YBa{sub 2}HfO{sub 5.5}. The enhancement of the critical current density in the YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} - YBa{sub 2}HfO{sub 5.5} samples is attributed to the sustained formation of the insulating and non-reacting YBa{sub 2}HfO{sub 5.5} phase acting as pinning center. The addition of YBa{sub 2}HfO{sub 5.5} in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} bulk superconductor also enhances the pinning force density from 3 ×10{sup 6} N/m{sup 3} to 69.6 × 10{sup 6}N/m{sup 3} at 77 K.

  18. Process for production of solution-derived (Pb,La)(Nb,Sn,Zr,Ti)O.sub.3 thin films and powders

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    Boyle, Timothy J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A simple and rapid process for synthesizing (Pb,La)(Nb,Sn,Zr,Ti)O.sub.3 precursor solutions and subsequent ferroelectric thin films and powders of the perovskite phase of these materials has been developed. This process offers advantages over standard methods, including: rapid solution synthesis (<10 minutes), use of commercially available materials, film production under ambient conditions, ease of lanthanum dissolution at high concentrations, and no heating requirements during solution synthesis. For lanthanum-doped ferroelectric materials, the lanthanum source can be added with total synthesis time less than 10 minutes. Films and powders are crystallized at approximately 650.degree. C. and exhibit ferroelectric properties comparable to films and powders produced by other techniques which require higher crystallization temperatures.

  19. Mechanism of tailored magnetic anisotropy in amorphous Co{sub 68}Fe{sub 24}Zr{sub 8} thin films

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    Fu, Yu, E-mail: yu.fu@uni-due.de, E-mail: cangcangzhulin@gmail.com; Meckenstock, R.; Farle, M. [Fakultät für Physik and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), Universität Duisburg-Essen, 47057 Duisburg (Germany); Barsukov, I., E-mail: ibarsuko@uci.edu [Fakultät für Physik and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), Universität Duisburg-Essen, 47057 Duisburg (Germany); Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, California 92697 (United States); Lindner, J. [Fakultät für Physik and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), Universität Duisburg-Essen, 47057 Duisburg (Germany); Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Bautzner Landstr. 400, 01328 Dresden (Germany); Raanaei, H. [Department of Physics, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr 75169 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Hjörvarsson, B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516 SE-75120 Uppsala (Sweden)

    2014-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The mechanism of tailored magnetic anisotropy in amorphous Co{sub 68}Fe{sub 24}Zr{sub 8} thin films was investigated by ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) on samples deposited without an applied magnetic field, with an out-of-plane field and an in-plane field. Analysis of FMR spectra profiles, high frequency susceptibility calculations, and statistical simulations using a distribution of local uniaxial magnetic anisotropy reveal the presence of atomic configurations with local uniaxial anisotropy, of which the direction can be tailored while the magnitude remains at an intrinsically constant value of 3.0(2) kJ/m{sup 3}. The in-plane growth field remarkably sharpens the anisotropy distribution and increases the sample homogeneity. The results benefit designing multilayer spintronic devices based on highly homogeneous amorphous layers with tailored magnetic anisotropy.

  20. Direct observation of fatigue in epitaxially grown Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 thin films using second harmonic piezoresponse force microscopy

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    Murari, Nishit M [University of Puerto Rico; Hong, Seungbum [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Lee, Ho Nyung [ORNL; Katiyar, Ram S. [University of Puerto Rico

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Here, we present a direct observation of fatigue phenomena in epitaxially grown Pb(Zr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8})O{sub 3} (PZT) thin films using second harmonic piezoresponse force microscopy (SH-PFM). We observed strong correlation between the SH-PFM amplitude and phase signals with the remnant piezoresponse at different switching cycles. The SH-PFM results indicate that the average fraction of switchable domains decreases globally and the phase delays of polarization switching differ locally. In addition, we found that the fatigue developed uniformly over the whole area without developing region-by-region suppression of switchable polarization as in polycrystalline PZT thin films.

  1. Process for production of solution-derived (Pb,La)(Nb,Sn,Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} thin films and powders

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    Boyle, T.J.

    1999-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A simple and rapid process for synthesizing (Pb,La)(Nb,Sn,Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} precursor solutions and subsequent ferroelectric thin films and powders of the perovskite phase of these materials has been developed. This process offers advantages over standard methods, including: rapid solution synthesis (<10 minutes), use of commercially available materials, film production under ambient conditions, ease of lanthanum dissolution at high concentrations, and no heating requirements during solution synthesis. For lanthanum-doped ferroelectric materials, the lanthanum source can be added with total synthesis time less than 10 minutes. Films and powders are crystallized at approximately 650 C and exhibit ferroelectric properties comparable to films and powders produced by other techniques which require higher crystallization temperatures. 2 figs.

  2. Measurement of the two neutrino double beta decay half-life of Zr-96 and search for associated neutrinoless processes with the NEMO-3 detector

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    Argyriades, J; Augier, C; Baker, J; Barabash, A S; Bongrand, M; Broudin-Bay, G; Brudanin, V B; Caffrey, A J; Chapon, A; Chauveau, E; Daraktchieva, Z; Durand, D; Egorov, V G; Fatemi-Ghomi, N; Flack, R; Freshville, A; Guillon, B; Hubert, Ph; Jullian, S; Kauer, M; King, S; Kochetov, O I; Konovalov, S I; Kovalenko, V E; Lalanne, D; Lang, K; Lemiere, Y; Lutter, G; Mamedov, F; Marquet, Ch; Martín-Albo, J; Mauger, F; Nachab, A; Nasteva, I; Nemchenok, I B; Nova, F; Novella, P; Ohsumi, H; Pahlka, R B; Perrot, F; Piquemal, F; Reyss, J L; Ricol, J S; Saakyan, R; Sarazin, X; Simard, L; Shitov, Yu A; Smolnikov, A A; Snow, S; Söldner-Rembold, S; Stekl, I; Sutton, C S; Szklarz, G; Thomas, J; Timkin, V V; Tretyak, V I; Tretyak, Vl I; Umatov, V I; Vàla, L; Vanyushin, I A; Vasiliev, V A; Vorobel, V; Vylov, Ts

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using 1221 days of data from the NEMO-3 detector, the measurement of Zr-96 2vbb decay half-life is [2.35 +/- 0.14(stat) +/- 0.19(syst)] x 10^19 yr. Different characteristics of the final state electrons have been studied, such as the energy sum, individual electron energy, and angular distribution. The 2v nuclear matrix element is extracted using the measured 2vbb half-life and is 0.049 +/- 0.003. A 90% CL limit is set on the 0vbb decay half-life of > 9.2 x 10^21 yr corresponding to a limit on the effective Majorana neutrino mass < 7.2 - 19.5 eV. Limits on other mechanisms of 0vbb decay have also been set.

  3. Evidence of Eu{sup 2+} 4f electrons in the valence band spectra of EuTiO{sub 3} and EuZrO{sub 3}

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    Kolodiazhnyi, T. [National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Valant, M. [Materials Research Laboratory, University of Nova Gorica, Vipavska 13, 5000 Nova Gorica (Slovenia); Williams, J. R. [International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), MANA, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Bugnet, M.; Botton, G. A. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7 (Canada); Ohashi, N. [International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, MANA, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Sakka, Y. [National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan)

    2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on optical band gap and valence electronic structure of two Eu{sup 2+}-based perovskites, EuTiO{sub 3} and EuZrO{sub 3} as revealed by diffuse optical scattering, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and valence-band x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The data show good agreement with the first-principles studies in which the top of the valence band structure is formed by the narrow Eu 4f{sup 7} electron band. The O 2p band shows the features similar to those of the Ba(Sr)TiO{sub 3} perovskites except that it is shifted to higher binding energies. Appearance of the Eu{sup 2+} 4f{sup 7} band is a reason for narrowing of the optical band gap in the title compounds as compared to their Sr-based analogues.

  4. Analysis of Beta-Decay Rates for Ag108, Ba133, Eu152, Eu154, Kr85, Ra226 And Sr90, Measured at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt from 1990 to 1996

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    Peter A. Sturrock; Ephraim Fischbach; Jere Jenkins

    2014-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of an analysis of measurements of the beta-decay rates of Ag108, Ba133, Eu152, Eu154, Kr85, Ra226, and Sr90 acquired at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt from 1990 through 1995. Although the decay rates vary over a range of 165 to 1 and the measured detector current varies over a range of 19 to 1, the detrended and normalized current measurements exhibit a sinusoidal annual variation with amplitude in the small range 0.068% to 0.088% (mean 0.081%, standard deviation 0.0072%, an 11{\\sigma} rejection of the zero-amplitude hypothesis) and phase-of-maximum in the small range 0.062 to 0.083 (January 23 to January 30). In comparing these results with those of other related experiments that yield different results, it may be significant that this experiment, at a standards laboratory, seems to be unique in using a 4{\\pi} detector. These results are compatible with a solar influence, and appear not to be compatible with an experimental or environmental influence. It is possible that Ba133 measurements are subject also to a non-solar (possibly cosmic) influence.

  5. August 2000 Z .Materials Letters 45 2000 128132

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    . TiNiHf alloys exhibit better shape memory properties than other TiNiX Z .XsPt, Pd, Au, Zr and Ni­132 129 Fig. 1. Schematic illustration for the SME measurement in the bending test. electrode

  6. Trace elements in magnetite as petrogenetic indicators Sarah A. S. Dare & Sarah-Jane Barnes & Georges Beaudoin &

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    , Zr, Nb, Mo, Sn, Hf, Ta, W, and Pb), using laser ablation ICP-MS and electron microprobe, from hydrothermal deposits where laser mapping reveals oscillato- ry zoning, which records the changing conditions

  7. Effect of ZrO{sub 2}-doping of nanosized Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}/MgO system on its structural, surface and catalytic properties

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    Hassan, Neveen A. [National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo (Egypt)] [National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo (Egypt); El-Molla, Sahar A., E-mail: saharelmolla@yahoo.com [Chemistry Department, Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, Roxy 11757, Cairo (Egypt); Mohamed, Ghada M.; Fagal, Gehan A. [National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo (Egypt)] [National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo (Egypt)

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: ? Preparation and characterization nano-sized ZrO{sub 2}-doped Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}/MgO system. ? Pure and doped solids calcined at 500 and 700 °C are mesoporous adsorbents. ? ZrO{sub 2}-doping increased the lattice constant “a” of MgO lattice to an extent proportional to the amount of ZrO{sub 2} added. ? The catalytic activity in H{sub 2}O{sub 2} decomposition was found to increase as a function of dopant concentration. -- Abstract: Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}/MgO system was prepared by wet impregnation method followed by treatment with different amounts of Zr-dopant salt then heating at 500 and 700 °C. The dopant concentrations were 0.48, 0.95 and 1.4 mol% ZrO{sub 2}. Pure and variously doped solids were characterized using XRD, N{sub 2}-adsorption isotherms carried out at ?196 °C and catalytic decomposition of H{sub 2}O{sub 2} in aqueous solution at 25–35 °C. The results revealed that the nanosized MgO phase was only detected in the diffractograms of pure and doped solids calcined at 500 °C. Heating pure and doped solids at 700 °C produced nanosized MgFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} phase together with MgO phase. Pure and ZrO{sub 2}-doped solids calcined at 500 and 700 °C are mesoporous adsorbents. The doping process brought about a measurable decrease in the S{sub BET} of Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}/MgO system with subsequent increase in its catalytic activity. The catalytic activity of the investigated system toward H{sub 2}O{sub 2} decomposition, expressed as reaction rate constant per unit surface area was found to increase as a function of dopant concentration. The maximum increase in the reaction rate constant per unit surface area measured for the reaction carried out at 30 °C attained 125% for the heavily doped samples. This significant increase was based on the catalytic activity of pure catalyst sample measured under the same conditions.

  8. L e x ica l M o rp h o lo g y a n d th e T w o O rth o g ra p h ic W illia m B a d e c k e r, B re n d a R a p p

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    Caramazza, Alfonso

    L e x ica l M o rp h o lo g y a n d th e T w o O rth o g ra p h ic R o u tes W illia m B a d e c k e r, B re n d a R a p p Jo h n s H op k ins U n iv ersity , B altim o re, U S A A lfo n so C a ra m a z z a H a rva rd U n iversity, C a m b rid g e, U S A W e r e p o r t a c a s e o f d y s g r a p h

  9. Microstructural and dielectric properties of Ba{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}Ti{sub 1-x}Zr{sub x}O{sub 3} based combinatorial thin film capacitors library

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    Liu Guozhen; Wolfman, Jerome; Autret-Lambert, Cecile; Sakai, Joe; Roger, Sylvain; Gervais, Monique; Gervais, Francois [Laboratoire d'Electrodynamique des Materiaux Avances (LEMA), UMR 6157 CNRS/CEA, Universite Francois Rabelais, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours (France)

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Epitaxial growth of Ba{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}Ti{sub 1-x}Zr{sub x}O{sub 3} (0{<=}x{<=}0.3) composition spread thin film library on SrRuO{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} layer by combinatorial pulsed laser deposition (PLD) is reported. X-ray diffraction and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy studies showed an accurate control of the film phase and composition by combinatorial PLD. A complex evolution of the microstructure and morphology with composition of the library is described, resulting from the interplay between epitaxial stress, increased chemical pressure, and reduced elastic energy upon Zr doping. Statistical and temperature-related capacitive measurements across the library showed unexpected variations in the dielectric properties. Doping windows with enhanced permittivity and tunability are identified, and correlated to microstructural properties.

  10. A-site deficient perovskites in the SrO-ZrO{sub 2}-Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5} system: Composition dependent structures from neutron powder diffraction data

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    Schmid, Siegbert, E-mail: S.Schmid@chem.usyd.edu.au [School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006 (Australia); Withers, Ray L. [Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)

    2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of A-site deficient perovskite-type phases was synthesised and characterised in the SrO-ZrO{sub 2}-Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5} system. The composition range was established as Sr{sub 0.70+x}Zr{sub 0.40+2x}Nb{sub 0.60-2x}O{sub 3}, {approx}0.02{<=}x{<=}0.30, and the resulting structures refined using high resolution neutron powder diffraction data. While structures in this composition range are closely related to the cubic perovskite parent, the symmetry for all investigated compositions is lowered to tetragonal or orthorhombic. For x<0.15 the resulting space group is tetragonal I4/mcm, for x>0.15 it is orthorhombic Pnma and for x=0.15 two phases co-exist, in space groups I4/mcm and Pnma. - Graphical abstract: Structured diffuse intensity indicating additional short range order in the defect perovskite Sr{sub 0.72}Zr{sub 0.44}Nb{sub 0.56}O{sub 3}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A-site deficient perovskites synthesised in Sr{sub 0.70+x}Zr{sub 0.40+2x}Nb{sub 0.60-2x}O{sub 3}, {approx}0.02 {<=}x{<=}0.30. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Space groups established from X-ray, electron and neutron powder diffraction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Structures refined and phase transition established from neutron diffraction data.

  11. Cation ordering transformations in Ba(Mg{sub 1/3}Ta{sub 2/3})O{sub 3}-BaZrO{sub 3} perovskite solid solutions

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    Chai, L.; Akbas, M.A.; Davies, P.K. [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering] [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Parise, J.B. [Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States). Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences] [Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States). Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of the substitution of BaZrO{sub 3} on the cation ordering in Ba(Mg{sub 1/3}Ta{sub 2/3})O{sub 3} was studied using TEM and X-ray and neutron diffraction. Almost no solubility of Zr was found in the 1:2 ordered, trigonal structure of the Ba(Mg{sub 1/3}Ta{sub 2/3})O{sub 3} end-member (P{bar 3}m1), and a transformation to a 1:1 ordered, cubic (Fm{bar 3}m) phase with a = 2a{sub per} occurs for substitution levels between {approximately}10 and 25 mol% BaZrO{sub 3}. The structure of this Ba({beta}{prime}{sub 1/2}{beta}{double_prime}{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-type phase consists of two distinct octahedral sites, {beta}{prime} and {beta}{double_prime}. The occupancies of the two cation positions, refined using the Rietveld method, were found to be consistent with a random site model in which {beta}{double_prime} is occupied by Ta, and {beta}{prime} by a random distribution of the remaining cations. The homogeneity range of the 1:1 solid solutions predicted by this model, Ba{l_brace}[Mg{sub (2{minus}y)/3} Ta{sub (1{minus}2y)/3} Zr{sub y}]{sub 1/2}[Ta]{sub 1/2}{r_brace}O{sub 3} (0.0 < y {le} 0.5), is in excellent agreement with that observed experimentally.

  12. Formation and characterization of microstructure of as-cast Mg–6Gd–4Y–xZn–0.5Zr (x = 0.3, 0.5 and 0.7 wt.%) alloys

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    Wu, Y.J. [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Xu, C. [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Zheng, F.Y. [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Peng, L.M., E-mail: plm616@sjtu.edu.cn [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Zhang, Y.; Ding, W.J. [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China)

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Mg–6Gd–4Y–xZn–0.5Zr (x = 0.3, 0.5 and 0.7 wt.%) alloys were prepared via conventional ingot metallurgy (I/M) in this study. The as-cast microstructures of these alloys were established by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses, optical microscope (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) observations. Lamellar stacking order (SF) and 14H-type long period stacking order (LPSO) structure within ?-Mg matrix are formed in the three as-cast alloys. The eutectic secondary phase is (Mg,Zn){sub 24}(Gd,Y){sub 5} for the alloy containing 0.3 wt.% Zn, while, it is (Mg,Zn){sub 3}(Gd,Y) for the alloys containing 0.5 wt.% Zn and 0.7 wt.% Zn. Moreover, X phase-(Mg,Zn){sub 12}(Gd,Y) is formed in the latter two as-cast alloys. - Highlights: • LPSO structure has first been found in as-cast Mg–6Gd–4Y–xZn–0.5Zr. • X-phase exists in as-cast Mg–6Gd–4Y–0.3(0.5)Zn–0.5Zr. • Zn content results in different ?-phase in the studied alloys.

  13. WUSM RA Forum November 10, 2005

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    Kroll, Kristen L.

    before Funding (handout) The Hand that Feeds (handout) Congress Asks HHS IG to Investigate Use of NIH letter to: Grants & Contracts Office Cancer Research Bldg., Room 114 Campus Box 8018 Phone: 747-4134 Fax. ______________________________________________________________________ Template Letter Format: To: Grants & Contracts Office From: Principal Investigator Name Date: Grant number

  14. Rainfall Manipulation Plot Study (RaMPS)

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    Blair, John (Kansas State University); Fay, Phillip (USDA-ARS); Knapp, Alan (Colorado State University); Collins, Scott (University of New Mexico); Smith, Melinda (Yale University)

    Data sets are available as ASCII files, in Excel spreadsheets, and in SAS format. (Taken from http://www.konza.ksu.edu/ramps/backgrnd.html

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  17. EFFECTS OF ION IRRADIATION ON Zr52.5Cu17.9Ni14.6Al10Ti5 (BAM-11) BULK METALLIC GLASS

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    Perez-Bergquist, Alex G [ORNL] [ORNL; Bei, Hongbin [ORNL] [ORNL; Leonard, Keith J [ORNL] [ORNL; Zhang, Yanwen [ORNL] [ORNL; Zinkle, Steven J [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bulk metallic glasses are intriguing candidates for nuclear applications due to their inherent amorphous structure, but their radiation response is largely unknown due to the relatively recent nature of innovations in bulk metallic glass fabrication. Here, microstructural and mechanical property evaluations have been performed on a Zr52.5Cu17.9Ni14.6Al10Ti5 bulk metallic glass (BAM-11) irradiated with 3 MeV Ni+ ions to 0.1 and 1.0 dpa at room temperature and 200 C. Nanoindentation hardness and Young s modulus both decreased by 6 to 20% in samples irradiated at room temperature, with the sample irradiated to 1.0 dpa experiencing the greatest change in mechanical properties. However, no significant changes in properties were observed in the samples irradiated at 200 C, and transmission electron microscopy showed no visible evidence of radiation damage or crystallization following ion irradiation at any of the tested conditions. These results suggest that BAM-11 bulk metallic glass may be useful for certain applications in nuclear environments.

  18. Ion beam-assisted pulsed laser deposition of (Ba,Sr)(Ti,Zr)O{sub 3} films on Pt-Si substrates

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    Sakai, Joe; Vayunandana Reddy, Y. K.; Autret-Lambert, Cecile; Lagrange, Jean-Francois; Motret, Olivier; Roger, Sylvain; Wolfman, Jerome [Laboratoire LEMA, UMR 6157 CNRS-CEA, Universite Francois Rabelais de Tours, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours (France)

    2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Ion beam-assisted pulsed laser deposition with an Ar-oxygen ion mixture was used to prepare Ba{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}Ti{sub 0.7}Zr{sub 0.3}O{sub 3} (BSTZ) thin films on Pt-coated Si substrates. The ion beam with an anode voltage of 600 V was effective to reduce the thermal budget, i.e., to achieve similar crystallinity with approximately 100 deg. C lower deposition temperature compared to the cases without ionization. It was revealed that the dielectric properties (relative dielectric constant {epsilon}{sub r} and its electric field tunability), out-of-plane lattice parameter of (001)-oriented grains (a{sub 001}), and the existence of (110)-oriented grains are correlated with one another. Elongation of a{sub 001} was suppressed, resulting in large {epsilon}{sub r} values comparable with that of a ceramic bulk of the same composition, in the BSTZ films that contain (110)-oriented grains. Less volume of amorphous BSTZ region is supposed to be playing an important role for the bulklike properties of these BSTZ films.

  19. Lasing characteristics of ZrO{sub 2}–Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}–Ho{sub 2}O{sub 3} crystal

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    Borik, M A; Lomonova, E E; Kulebyakin, A V; Ushakov, S N [A M Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation); Lyapin, A A; Ryabochkina, P A; Chabushkin, A N [N.P. Ogarev Mordovian State University, Saransk (Russian Federation)

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The spectral dependences of the gain cross section of the {sup 5}I{sub 8} ? {sup 5}I{sub 7}, {sup 5}I{sub 7} ? {sup 5}I{sub 8} transition of Ho{sup 3+} ions in the ZrO{sub 2} – 13.6 mol % Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} – 0.4 mol % Ho{sub 2}O{sub 3} crystal are calculated at different relative population inversions using the absorption and luminescence spectra of the {sup 5}I{sub 8} ? {sup 5}I{sub 7} and {sup 5}I{sub 7} ? {sup 5}I{sub 8} transitions of Ho{sup 3+} ions at T=''300'' K. Lasing of these crystals at the {sup 5}I{sub 7} ? {sup 5}I{sub 8} transition is obtained for the first time under pumping by a Tm : YLiF{sub 4} laser (?{sub p} = 1.905 ?m). The lasing wavelength is 2.17 ?m. (lasers)

  20. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Europium-doped Pyrochlores for Use as Thermographic

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    Walker, D. Greg

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 Europium-doped Pyrochlores for Use, Nashville, TN, 37235 Three europium-doped pyrochlores including La2Zr2O7:Eu, La2Hf2O7:Eu, and Nd2Zr2O7:Eu

  1. Europium-doped Pyrochlores for Use as Thermographic Phosphors in Thermal Barrier Coatings

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    Walker, D. Greg

    Europium-doped Pyrochlores for Use as Thermographic Phosphors in Thermal Barrier Coatings Saunak K different europium-doped pyrochlores as thermographic phosphors ­ La2Zr2O7:Eu, La2Hf2O7:Eu, Nd2Zr2O7:Eu, oxynitrates, and glycine · Samples doped at 4 mol % with europium which substitutes into the A3+ site

  2. Dynamic response of Cu4Zr54 metallic glass to high strain rate shock loading: plasticity, spall and atomic-level structures

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    Luo, Shengnian [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Arman, Bedri [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Germann, Timothy C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Cagin, Tahir [TEXAS A& M UNIV

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate dynamic response of Cu{sub 46}Zr{sub 54} metallic glass under adiabatic planar shock wave loading (one-dimensional strain) wjth molecular dynamics simulations, including Hugoniot (shock) states, shock-induced plasticity and spallation. The Hugoniot states are obtained up to 60 CPa along with the von Mises shear flow strengths, and the dynamic spall strength, at different strain rates and temperatures. The spall strengths likely represent the limiting values achievable in experiments such as laser ablation. For the steady shock states, a clear elastic-plastic transition is identified (e.g., in the shock velocity-particle velocity curve), and the shear strength shows strain-softening. However, the elastic-plastic transition across the shock front displays transient stress overshoot (hardening) above the Hugoniot elastic limit followed by a relatively sluggish relaxation to the steady shock state, and the plastic shock front steepens with increasing shock strength. The local von Mises shear strain analysis is used to characterize local deformation, and the Voronoi tessellation analysis, the corresponding short-range structures at various stages of shock, release, tension and spallation. The plasticity in this glass is manifested as localized shear transformation zones and of local structure rather than thermal origin, and void nucleation occurs preferentially at the highly shear-deformed regions. The Voronoi and shear strain analyses show that the atoms with different local structures are of different shear resistances that lead to shear localization (e.g., the atoms indexed with (0,0,12,0) are most shear-resistant, and those with (0,2,8,1) are highly prone to shear flow). The dynamic changes in local structures are consistent with the observed deformation dynamics.

  3. Investigation of temperature dependence of neutron yield and electron screening potential for the d(d, n){sup 3}He reaction proceeding in deuterides ZrD{sub 2} and TiD{sub 2}

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    Bystritsky, V. M., E-mail: bystvm@jinr.ru [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Bystritskii, Vit. M. [University of California, Department of Physics and Astronomy (United States); Dudkin, G. N. [National Scientific Research Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation); Filipowicz, M. [AGH, University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy and Fuels (Poland); Gazi, S.; Huran, J. [Institute of Electrical Engineering SAS (Slovakia); Kobzev, A. P. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Mesyats, G. A. [Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation); Nechaev, B. A.; Padalko, V. N. [National Scientific Research Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation); Parzhitskii, S. S. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Pen'kov, F. M. [Institute of Nuclear Physics NNC (Kazakhstan); Philippov, A. V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Kaminskii, V. L. [National Scientific Research Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation); Tuleushev, Yu. Zh. [Institute of Nuclear Physics NNC (Kazakhstan); Wozniak, J. [AGH, University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Sciences (Poland)

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The temperature dependence of the enhancement factor for the dd reaction proceeding in TiD{sub 2} and ZrD{sub 2} is investigated. The experiments were carried out at the Hall pulsed ion accelerator (INP, Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia) in the deuteron energy interval 7.0-12.0 keV and at temperatures ranging from 20 to 200 Degree-Sign C. The values obtained for the electron screening potentials indicate that the dd reaction enhancement factor does not depend on the target temperature in the range 20-200 Degree-Sign C. This result contradicts the conclusions drawn by the LUNA Collaboration from their work.

  4. Optical energy storage and reemission based weak localization of light and accompanying random lasing action in disordered Nd{sup 3+} doped (Pb, La)(Zr, Ti)O{sub 3} ceramics

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    Xu, Long; Zhao, Hua; Xu, Caixia; Zhang, Siqi [Department of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Zhang, Jingwen, E-mail: jingwenz@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Boston Applied Technologies, Inc., Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 (United States)

    2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Multi-mode random lasing action and weak localization of light were evidenced and studied in normally transparent but disordered Nd{sup 3+} doped (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} ceramics. Noticeable localized zone and multi-photon process were observed under strong pumping power. A tentative phenomenological physical picture was proposed by taking account of diffusive process, photo-induced scattering, and optical energy storage process as dominant factors in elucidating the weak localization of light observed. Both the decreased transmittance (increased reflectivity) of light and the observed long lasting fading-off phenomenon supported the physical picture proposed by us.

  5. Growth of In{sub 2}O{sub 3}(100) on Y-stabilized ZrO{sub 2}(100) by O-plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy

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    Bourlange, A.; Payne, D. J.; Egdell, R. G.; Foord, J. S.; Edwards, P. P.; Jones, M. O. [Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TA (United Kingdom); Schertel, A. [Carl Zeiss SMT AG, Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 56, 73447 Oberkochen (Germany); Dobson, P. J. [Oxford University Begbroke Science Park, Sandy Lane, Yarnton, Kidlington, Oxon OX5 1PF (United Kingdom); Hutchison, J. L. [Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH (United Kingdom)

    2008-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Thin films of In{sub 2}O{sub 3} have been grown on Y-stabilized ZrO{sub 2}(100) by oxygen plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy with a substrate temperature of 650 deg. C. Ordered epitaxial growth was confirmed by high resolution transmission electron microscopy. The position of the valence band onset in the x-ray photoemission spectra of the epitaxial films is found to be inconsistent with the widely quoted value of 3.75 eV for the fundamental bandgap of In{sub 2}O{sub 3} and suggests a revised value of 2.67 eV.

  6. 8, 34313495, 2008 Validation of HCl, HF,

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Laboratoire d'Optique Atmosph´erique, Universit´e des sciences et technologies de Lille (UMR 8518) 59655 18 , R. Zander 1 , and C. Servais 1 1 Groupe Infra-Rouge de Physique Atmosph´erique et Solaire

  7. Phase Relations and Elemental Distribution Among Co-Existing Phases in the Ceramics of the Pseudobinary System CaZrTi{sub 2}O{sub 7}-LnAlO{sub 3} (Ln= Nd, Sm)

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    Mikhailenko, Natalia [SIA Radon, Moscow, 119121 (Russian Federation); Stefanovsky, Sergey [Center of Advanced Technologies, SIA Radon, 7th Rostovskii lane 2/14, Moscow, 119121 (Russian Federation); Ochkin, Alexander [D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the ceramics in series (1-x) CaZrTi{sub 2}O{sub 7} - x NdAlO{sub 3} and (1-x) CaZrTi{sub 2}O{sub 7} - x SmAlO{sub 3} (x = 0.25, 0.5 and 0.75) produced by cold pressing and sintering at 1400, 1450 and 1500 deg. C zirconolite was found to be a major phase, perovskite was an extra phase and traces of residual baddeleyite occurred. At x = 0.75 the perovskite was major phase and zirconolite and cubic oxide of fianite or tazheranite type were extra phases. Major Nd and Sm host phase at x = 0.25 was found to be zirconolite (about 65% of total Nd{sub 2}O{sub 3} and 74% of total Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3}). With the x value increasing perovskite becomes major host phase for Nd and Sm accumulating of up to about 92% of total Nd and about 72% of total Sm. As follows from SEM/EDS data Nd and Sm contents in the zirconolite may reach {approx}1 formula unit (fu). (authors)

  8. A comparative study of SrO and BaO doping to CeO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2}: Characteristic and its catalytic performance for three-way catalysts

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    Guo, Jiaxiu, E-mail: guojiaxiu@scu.edu.cn [College of Architecture and Environment, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China) [College of Architecture and Environment, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China); National Engineering Research Center for Flue Gas Desulfurization, Chengdu 610065 (China); Shi, Zhonghua, E-mail: shizhonghua@scu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China)] [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Wu, Dongdong [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China)] [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Yin, Huaqiang [College of Architecture and Environment, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China) [College of Architecture and Environment, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China); National Engineering Research Center for Flue Gas Desulfurization, Chengdu 610065 (China); Gong, Maochu [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China)] [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Chen, Yaoqiang [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China) [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); National Engineering Research Center for Flue Gas Desulfurization, Chengdu 610065 (China)

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ? The prepared materials have a face-centered cubic structure and nanosize particles. ?Comparing to CZB, aged CZS has 494 ?mol/g of OSC and 30 m{sup 2}/g of surface area. ? CZS and CZB have similar NO sorption and reductive properties and different H{sub 2} uptake. ? T{sub 50} of Pt-Rh/CZS/LA is as low as 199 °C for CO, 228 °C for NO, and 252 °C for C{sub 3}H{sub 8}. ? Pt-Rh/CZS/LA has wider working-window at 320 °C under different ? value. -- Abstract: Ceria-zirconia-strontia (Ce{sub 0.35}Zr{sub 0.55}Sr{sub 0.10}O{sub 1.9}) and ceria-zirconia-baria (Ce{sub 0.35}Zr{sub 0.55}Ba{sub 0.10}O{sub 1.9}) were synthesized using an oxidation-co-precipitation method with hydrogen peroxide (H{sub 2}O{sub 2}) as oxidant. The physical and chemical properties of the prepared materials were investigated using Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surface area characterization, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectra, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and oxygen pulse reaction. The prepared materials were used in preparing three-way catalysts with low Pt and Rh content. Moreover, catalytic activities were evaluated at a fixed bed under a simulated gaseous mixture. The results are as follows: (1) the prepared materials have a face-centered cubic structure and are nano-sized; (2) aged Ce{sub 0.35}Zr{sub 0.55}Sr{sub 0.10}O{sub 1.9} has higher oxygen storage capacity (494 ?mol/g), better thermal stability (30 m{sup 2}/g), good low-temperature reducibility, and high hydrogen uptake after TPR-redox cycles; (3) the light-off temperature (T{sub 50}) of Pt-Rh/CZS/LA can be as low as 199 °C for CO, 228 °C for NO, and 252 °C for C{sub 3}H{sub 8}; and (4) Pt-Rh/CZS/LA has a fairly wide working-window.

  9. Order parameter and scaling behavior in BaZr{sub x}Ti{sub 1?x}O{sub 3} (0.3 < x < 0.6) relaxor ferroelectrics

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    Usman, Muhammad; Mumtaz, Arif, E-mail: arif@qau.edu.pk; Raoof, Sobia; Hasanain, S. K. [Department of Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320 (Pakistan)] [Department of Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320 (Pakistan)

    2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the relaxor behavior of the zirconium doped barium titanate BaZr{sub x}Ti{sub 1?x}O{sub 3} solid solutions and discuss the temperature, frequency, and concentration dependence in terms of correlations among the polar nanoregions. The relaxor behavior is analyzed within the mean field theory by estimating the Edward-Anderson order parameter q{sub EA}. Additionally, we find that q{sub EA} calculated for the different concentrations obeys a scaling behavior q{sub EA}=1?(T/T{sub m}){sup n}, where T{sub m} are the respective dielectric maxima temperatures and n?=?2.0?±?0.1. The frequency dependence of the q{sub EA} also shows results consistent with the above mentioned picture.

  10. Charge control of antiferromagnetism at PbZr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48}O{sub 3}/La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} interface

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    Ma, X.; Zhai, H.; Fang, F.; Lüpke, G., E-mail: gxluep@wm.edu [Department of Applied Science, College of William and Mary, 251 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187 (United States); Kumar, A. [Department of Physics and Institute for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3343 (United States); CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi 110012 (India); Dussan, S.; Katiyar, R. S. [Department of Physics and Institute for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3343 (United States); Zhao, H. B. [Department of Optical Science and Engineering, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433 (China); Scott, J. F. [Department of Physics and Institute for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3343 (United States); Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 OHE (United Kingdom)

    2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The interfacial spin state of the multiferroic heterostructure PbZr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48}O{sub 3}/La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} and its dependence on ferroelectric polarization is investigated with magnetic second-harmonic generation at 78?K. The spin alignment of Mn ions in the first unit cell layer at the heterointerface can be tuned from ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic exchange coupled, while the bulk magnetization remains unchanged. Multiple domains of both phases coexist as the ferroelectric polarization is switched. The results will help promote the development of new interface-based functionalities and device concepts.

  11. Calculations of the magnetic entropy change in amorphous through a microscopic anisotropic model: Applications to Dy{sub 70}Zr{sub 30} and DyCo{sub 3.4} alloys

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    Ranke, P. J. von, E-mail: von.ranke@uol.com.br; Nóbrega, E. P.; Ribeiro, P. O.; Alvarenga, T. S. T.; Lopes, P. H. O.; Sousa, V. S. R. de; Oliveira, N. A. de [Instituto de Física, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro—UERJ, Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524, 20550-013 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Caldas, A. [Sociedade Unificada de Ensino Superior e Cultura, SUESC, 20211-351 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Alho, B. P. [Instituto de Aplicação Fernando Rodrigues da Silveira, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Santa Alexandrina, 288, 20260-232 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Carvalho, G. [Laboratório Nacional de Luz Sincroton—LNLS, 13083-970 Campinas, São Paulo (Brazil); Magnus, A.

    2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We report theoretical investigations on the magnetocaloric effect, described by the magnetic entropy change in rare earth—transition metal amorphous systems. The model includes the local anisotropy on the rare earth ions in Harris-Plischke-Zuckermann assumptions. The transition metals ions are treated in terms of itinerant electron ferromagnetism and the magnetic moment of rare earth ions is coupled to the polarized d-band by a local exchange interaction. The magnetocaloric effect was calculated in DyCo{sub 3.4} system, which presents amorphous sperimagnetic configuration. The calculations predict higher refrigerant capacity in the amorphous DyCo{sub 3.4} than in DyCo{sub 2} crystal, highlighting the importance of amorphous magnetocaloric materials. Our calculation of the magnetocaloric effect in Dy{sub 70}Zr{sub 30}, which presents amorphous asperomagnetic configuration, is in good agreement with the experimental result. Furthermore, magnetic entropy changes associated with crystal-amorphous configurations change are estimated.

  12. Synthesis and structural transformations of the “glaserite” type zirconosilicate Na{sub 3?x}H{sub 1+x}ZrSi{sub 2}O{sub 8}·yH{sub 2}O

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    Kostov-Kytin, Vladislav V., E-mail: vkytin@abv.bg [Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 107 1113, Sofia (Bulgaria); Nikolova, Rosica P.; Nihtianova, Diana D. [Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 107 1113, Sofia (Bulgaria)] [Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 107 1113, Sofia (Bulgaria)

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: ? Hydrothermal synthesis of hydrous zirconosilicate Na{sub 3}HZrSi{sub 2}O{sub 8}·0.5H{sub 2}O is reported. ? Gradual symmetry lowering is observed upon synthesis treatment. ? This compound's modifications possess “glaserite”-type structure. ? This is a rare case of water-containing material with “glaserite”-type structure. -- Abstract: A hydrous sodium zirconosilicate material with “glaserite” type structure and generalized formula Na{sub 3?x}H{sub 1+x}ZrSi{sub 2}O{sub 8}·yH2O, 0 < x < 3, 0 < y < 1 is synthesized in the system Na{sub 2}O:ZrO{sub 2}:SiO{sub 2}:H{sub 2}O at 200 °C. Its crystal structure is composed of zirconium and silicon polyhedra connected to build layers additionally stacked to form 3D zipper-like network. Within the network there are cavities interconnected to channels with irregular shapes where the sodium atoms and water molecules reside. It is found that with synthesis duration the crystal structure gradually transforms from higher symmetrical into triclinic one. The structure of the triclinic form – Na{sub 3}HZrSi{sub 2}O{sub 8}·0.4H{sub 2}O was refined from powder diffraction data. It crystallizes in the space group P-1 with lattice parameters a = 9.05234, b = 5.56121, c = 6.96219 ?, ? = 92.178, ? = 90.839, ? = 90.288°. To the best of our knowledge the studied compound is the only water-containing material with “glaserite” type structure.

  13. A new Bi{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}TiO{sub 3} based lead-free piezoelectric system with calculated end-member Bi(Zn{sub 0.5}Hf{sub 0.5})O{sub 3}

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    Liu, Feng [The Key Laboratory of Inorganic Functional Materials and Devices, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Wahyudi, Olivia; Li, Yongxiang, E-mail: yxli@mail.sic.ac.cn [The Key Laboratory of Inorganic Functional Materials and Devices, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China)

    2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The phase structure, dielectric and piezoelectric properties of a new lead-free piezoelectric system (1???x)Bi{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}TiO{sub 3}–xBi(Zn{sub 0.5}Hf{sub 0.5})O{sub 3} [(1???x)BNT–xBZH, x?=?0, 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, and 0.04] were investigated. The structure of Bi(Zn{sub 0.5}Hf{sub 0.5})O{sub 3} was calculated using first-principles method and (1???x)BNT–xBZH ceramics were fabricated by conventional solid-state process. At room temperature, a morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) from rhombohedral to pseudocubic is identified near x?=?0.02 by the analysis of X-ray diffraction patterns. The ceramics with MPB near room temperature exhibit excellent electrical properties: the Curie temperature, maximum polarization, remnant polarization, and coercive field are 340?°C, 56.3??C/cm{sup 2}, 43.5??C/cm{sup 2}, and 5.4?kV/mm, respectively, while the maximum positive bipolar strain and piezoelectric coefficient are 0.09% and 92 pC/N, respectively. In addition, a linear relationship between the MPB phase boundary composition and the calculated tetragonality of non-BNT end-member was demonstrated. Thus, this study not only shows a new BNT-based lead-free piezoelectric system but also suggest a new way to predict the composition at MPB a priori when designing new lead-free piezoelectric system.

  14. Phase evolution studies in CaZrTi{sub 2}O{sub 7}?RE{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} (RE?=?Nd{sup 3+}, Sm{sup 3+}) system: Futuristic ceramic host matrices for nuclear waste immobilization

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    Jafar, M., E-mail: sachary@barc.gov.in; Achary, S. N., E-mail: sachary@barc.gov.in; Tyagi, A. K., E-mail: sachary@barc.gov.in [Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400085 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Series of compositions with general stoichiometry as Ca{sub 1?x}Zr{sub 1?x}RE{sub 2x}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} (RE?=?Nd{sup 3+}, Sm{sup 3+}) were prepared by solid state reaction and characterized by powder x-ray diffraction technique to unravel the phase fields in the title systems. The phase fields in CaZrTi{sub 2}O{sub 7?}Nd{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} and CaZrTi{sub 2}O{sub 7?}Sm{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} systems differed significantly at the rareearth rich regions. The common phase fields like zirconolite-2M, zirconolite-4M, cubic perovskite are observed at the zirconolite rich regions of both systems. Depending on the structure of RE{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} phase, the cubic pyrochlore or monoclinic RE{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} phases are observed in the studied system. The observed phase fields in these two systems indicate ionic radius of the rare-earth ion has a dominating role in the phase relations. Further details of the phases and their homogeneity are explained in the text of the manuscript.

  15. High temperature solid electrolyte fuel cell with ceramic electrodes

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    Marchant, David D. (Richland, WA); Bates, J. Lambert (Richland, WA)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A solid oxide electrolyte fuel cell is described having a central electrolyte comprised of a HfO.sub.2 or ZrO.sub.2 ceramic stabilized and rendered ionically conductive by the addition of Ca, Mg, Y, La, Nd, Sm, Gd, Dy Er, or Yb. The electrolyte is sandwiched between porous electrodes of a HfO.sub.2 or ZrO.sub.2 ceramic stabilized by the addition of a rare earth and rendered electronically conductive by the addition of In.sub.2 O.sub.3. Alternatively, the anode electrode may be made of a metal such as Co, Ni, Ir Pt, or Pd.

  16. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C8, Supplement au no 12, Tome 49, dhcembre 1988

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    Boyer, Edmond

    in SCCO~, YCo2 and LuCO~is very different from those in TiCo2, ZrCo2 and HfCoa. Thus, the A atom seems. The shapes of the DOS and the positions of EF for ScCo2, YCOZand LuCo2 are very similar to each other. For TiCo2, ZrCo2 and HfCo2, they are also very similar to each other but different from those for SCCO~,YCo2

  17. ZIRCONIUM—HAFNIUM ISOTOPE EVIDENCE FROM METEORITES FOR THE DECOUPLED SYNTHESIS OF LIGHT AND HEAVY NEUTRON-RICH NUCLEI

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    Akram, W.; Schönbächler, M. [School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Sprung, P. [Institut für Planetologie, Universität Münster, Wilhelm-Klemm-Strasse 10, D-48149 Münster (Germany); Vogel, N. [Institute for Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH, Clausiusstrasse 25, 8092 Zürich (Switzerland)

    2013-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent work based on analyses of meteorite and terrestrial whole-rock samples showed that the r- and s- process isotopes of Hf were homogeneously distributed throughout the inner solar system. We report new Hf isotope data for Calcium-Aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs) of the CV3 carbonaceous chondrite Allende, and novel high-precision Zr isotope data for these CAIs and three carbonaceous chondrites (CM, CO, CK). Our Zr data reveal enrichments in the neutron-rich isotope {sup 96}Zr (?1? in {sup 96}Zr/{sup 90}Zr) for bulk chondrites and CAIs (?2?). Potential isotope effects due to incomplete sample dissolution, galactic and cosmic ray spallation, and the nuclear field shift are assessed and excluded, leading to the conclusion that the {sup 96}Zr isotope variations are of nucleosynthetic origin. The {sup 96}Zr enrichments are coupled with {sup 50}Ti excesses suggesting that both nuclides were produced in the same astrophysical environment. The same CAIs also exhibit deficits in r-process Hf isotopes, which provides strong evidence for a decoupling between the nucleosynthetic processes that produce the light (A ? 130) and heavy (A > 130) neutron-rich isotopes. We propose that the light neutron-capture isotopes largely formed in Type II supernovae (SNeII) with higher mass progenitors than the supernovae that produced the heavy r-process isotopes. In the context of our model, the light isotopes (e.g. {sup 96}Zr) are predominantly synthesized via charged-particle reactions in a high entropy wind environment, in which Hf isotopes are not produced. Collectively, our data indicates that CAIs sampled an excess of materials produced in a normal mass (12-25 M{sub ?}) SNII.

  18. Low-frequency inelastic light scattering in a ZBLAN (ZrF{sub 4}-BaF{sub 2}-LaF{sub 3}-AlF{sub 3}-NaF) glass

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    Adichtchev, S. V.; Malinovsky, V. K.; Surovtsev, N. V., E-mail: lab21@iae.nsk.su [Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation); Ignatieva, L. N.; Merkulov, E. B. [Institute of Chemistry, Far East Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok 690022 (Russian Federation)] [Institute of Chemistry, Far East Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok 690022 (Russian Federation)

    2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Low-frequency (down to 30 GHz) inelastic light scattering is studied in a multicomponent glass ZBLAN (ZrF{sub 4}-BaF{sub 2}-LaF{sub 3}-AlF{sub 3}-NaF) in a wide temperature range. The contributions of the THz vibrational spectrum (boson peak) and of the fast relaxation are extracted and analyzed. It is shown that the fast relaxation spectrum is described by a distribution of relaxation times leading to a power-law ?{sup ?} dependence in the frequency range 30–300 GHz. Temperature dependence of ?(T) is well described by the Gilroy-Phillips model, while the integrated intensity of the fast relaxation increases significantly with the temperature. This feature distinguishes the fast relaxation in ZBLAN from the case of most single-component glasses. Thermodynamic and kinetic fragility indexes are significantly different for the ZBLAN glass. The correlations between the boson peak intensity, elastic moduli, and fragility index, found earlier for single-component glasses, are fulfilled for the thermodynamic fragility index of ZBLAN. In contrast, the correlation between the fast relaxation intensity at T{sub g} and the fragility holds better for the kinetic fragility index of ZBLAN. We propose that thermodynamic and kinetic fragilities reflect different aspects of glassy dynamics in the case of glass formers with the complex chemical composition and structure topology: the former correlates with the elastic properties and the boson peak, the latter with the relaxation.

  19. Strong Enhancement of Flux Pinning in YBa2Cu3O7-? Multilayers with Columnar Defects Comprised of Self-Assembled BaZrO3

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    Kang, Sukill [ORNL; Leonard, Keith J [ORNL; Martin, Patrick M [ORNL; Li, Jing [ORNL; Goyal, Amit [ORNL

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multilayer structures comprising YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} (YBCO) films with columns of self-assembled BaZrO{sub 3} (BZO) nanodots with interlayers of CeO{sub 2} or pure YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} were grown on rolling-assisted biaxially textured substrates (RABiTSs) using pulsed laser deposition. A significant enhancement of the critical current density (J{sub c}) was observed for the multilayers compared with a single layer of YBCO + BZO. J{sub c} varies as J{sub c}{approx}H{sup -{alpha}} with a of 0.27 for single layer of YBCO + BZO and 0.34 for both multilayered films. Enhancement of pinning in the multilayers is attributed to the presence of columnar defects comprised of self-assembled nanodots of BZO as well as planar CuO-type stacking defects arising as a result of interfacial reactions in the multilayers.

  20. Anode-supported tubular SOFCs based on BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1Yb0.1O3?? electrolyte fabricated by dip coating

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    Chen, Changcheng; Liu, Mingfei; Bai, Yaohui; Yang, Lei; Xie, Erqing; Liu, Meilin

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Anode-supported tubular solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) based on a proton and oxide ion mixed conductor, BaZr{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.1}Yb{sub 0.1}O{sub 3 ? ?} (BZCYYb), have been fabricated using a dip coating and co-firing process. This new fabrication technique effectively reduced the Ohmic resistances of tubular cells to ~ 0.1 and ~ 0.3 ? cm{sup 2} at 750 and 600 °C, respectively. Typical tubular cells with Ni-BZCYYb anode, BZCYYb electrolyte, and La{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}Co{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.8}O{sub 3 ? ?} (LSCF)-BZCYYb composite cathode demonstrated much-improved performance, achieving peak power densities of 1.13, 0.81, 0.63, and 0.53 W cm{sup ? 2} at 750, 700, 650, and 600 °C, respectively, when humidified (3 v% water vapor) hydrogen was used as fuel and ambient air as oxidant.

  1. Perovskite-related ZrO{sub 2}-doped SrCo{sub 0.4}Fe{sub 0.6}O{sub 3{minus}{delta}} membrane for oxygen permeation

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    Li, S.; Jin, W.; Huang, P.; Xu, N.; Shi, J. [Nanjing Univ. of Chemical Technology (China). Membrane Science and Technology Research Center] [Nanjing Univ. of Chemical Technology (China). Membrane Science and Technology Research Center; Hu, M.Z.C.; Payzant, E.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Ha, Y.H. [Worcester Polytechnic Inst., MA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Worcester Polytechnic Inst., MA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A typical perovskite La{sub 0.2}Sr{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.8}O{sub 3{minus}{delta}} (LSCF) membrane and a novel perovskite-related ZrO{sub 2}-doped SrCo{sub 0.4}Fe{sub 0.6}O{sub 3{minus}{delta}} (SCFZ) membrane were successfully prepared. The sintered membranes were characterized by an in-situ high-temperature X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. Oxygen permeabilities of the two dense membranes were measured in the temperature range of 923 to 1,173 K under a fixed oxygen partial pressure gradient. The results of the oxygen permeation experiment and high-temperature X-ray diffraction in argon atmosphere indicate that the perovskite-related SCFZ membrane has higher oxygen fluxes and is more stable than that of the LSCF membrane at elevated temperatures and reduced oxygen partial pressures.

  2. Preparation and dielectric properties of Ba{sub 0.95}Ca{sub 0.05}Ti{sub 0.8}Zr{sub 0.2}O{sub 3}-polyethersulfone composites

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    Wang Fajun; Li Wen; Jiang Hongliu; Xue Mingshan; Lu Jinshan; Yao Junping [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063 (China)

    2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the preparation and dielectric properties of ceramic-polymer composites using Ba{sub 0.95}Ca{sub 0.05}Ti{sub 0.8}Zr{sub 0.2}O{sub 3} (BCTZ) as a ceramic filler and polyethersulfone (PES) as a polymer matrix. The BCTZ powders were synthesized by a sol-gel method to fabricate BCZT-PES composites. The composites with various BCTZ volume fractions were prepared by a solution mixing and hot-pressing method. The composite with 50 vol % BCTZ showed high dielectric constant ({epsilon}=48.80) and low loss (tan {delta}=0.042) at 1 kHz and room temperature. Such excellent dielectric properties of the composites displayed an acceptable stability within a wide range of temperature (from 20 to 150 deg. C) and frequency (from 100 Hz to 100 kHz). The present work indicates that the BCTZ-PES composite can be a candidate for embedded capacitors.

  3. Radiative rates for E1, E2, M1, and M2 transitions in the Br-like ions Sr IV, Y V, Zr VI, Nb VII, and Mo VIII

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    Aggarwal, K M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energies and lifetimes are reported for the lowest 375 levels of five Br-like ions, namely Sr~IV, Y~V, Zr~VI, Nb~VII, and Mo~VIII, mostly belonging to the 4s$^2$4p$^5$, 4s$^2$4p$^4$4$\\ell$, 4s4p$^6$, 4s$^2$4p$^4$5$\\ell$, 4s$^2$4p$^3$4d$^2$, 4s4p$^5$4$\\ell$, and 4s4p$^5$5$\\ell$ configurations. Extensive configuration interaction has been included and the general-purpose relativistic atomic structure package ({\\sc grasp}) has been adopted for the calculations. Additionally, radiative rates are listed among these levels for all E1, E2, M1, and M2 transitions. From a comparison with the measurements, the majority of our energy levels are assessed to be accurate to better than 2\\%, although discrepancies between theory and experiment for a few are up to 6\\%. An accuracy assessment of the calculated radiative rates (and lifetimes) is more difficult, because no prior results exist for these ions.

  4. Electrochemical characterization of a low modulus Ti-35.5Nb-7.3Zr-5.7Ta alloy in a simulated body fluid using EIS for biomedical applications

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    Bhola, R.; Bhola, S. M.; Mishra, B.; Ayers, R. A.; Olson, D. L. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO (United States)

    2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrochemical characterization of the low modulus Ti-35.5Nb-7.3Zr-5.7Ta beta alloy (TNZT) has been performed in phosphate buffer saline solution at 37 deg. C using the non destructive electrochemical impedance spectroscopy technique. Measurements were performed at various immersion intervals at the open circuit potential (OCP), which was also monitored with time. Results obtained for TNZT alloy have been compared with those for the commercially used Ti-6Al-4V mixed alloy (Ti64) and the commercially pure titanium (Ti2) alpha alloy. Potentiodynamic polarization was performed to supplement the data obtained from EIS analysis. The TNZT alloy exhibits a two time constant impedance response, whereas the Ti64 and Ti2 alloys display a one time constant behavior. Human fetal osteoblast cells show a better adhesion and a higher cell count for the TNZT alloy compared to the other two alloys. The present investigation is an effort to understand the correlation between the electrochemical, morphological and cellular characteristics of titanium alloys to qualify them for implant applications.

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  12. Einladung zum 9. SWISS RaPiD Forum 2014

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    Daraio, Chiara

    Prototyping, Luftfahrtindustrie, Reverse Engineering, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Selective Laser Melting

  13. 2005 Minerals Yearbook RaRe eaRths

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    , and shipped. substantial stocks of lanthanide concentrates and intermediate and refined compounds were for the petroleum industry and processed cerium and zirconia compounds In 2005, world rare-earth production decreased as did imports of individual rare-earth compounds and mixed rare-earth compounds. U.s. imports

  14. Joaquim R. R.A. Martins Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Laboratory

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    Papalambros, Panos

    Diesel high-speed train (full) Electric high-speed train (full) Hydrogen fuel-cell car (Honda) Electric scooter Electric car Electric car (2 passengers) Electrictrain (full) Tram (avg) Trolleybus Underground train (full) Underground system Coach (full) Bus Car (1) Car (full) Cycle Walk 20 Hovercraft Ocean liner

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    Grant Name, Budget Number Prepare grants materials for submission Prepare materials for experimental use Keep accurate records Borenstein, Elhanan 289 Two...

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  18. The Athlit ra: Classical and Hellenistic bronze casting

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    Oron, Asaf

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    half of the 10th century B. C. , are solid casts depicting a nude male with outstretched The earliest surviving examples of Greek sphyrelata are the figures of Apollo, Artemis, and Leto found at Dreros on Crete. The figures are currently dated...

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    materials is much smaller in a fast reactor than in a thermal reactor. Consequently, metals that in a thermal reactor would severely impair neutron economy are acceptable in a...

  20. Cognitive neural prosthetics R.A. Andersen1

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    Andersen, Richard

    is a cornerstone of this research. Moreover, the brain­machine interfaces (BMIs) that are at the core of neural and is involved in transforming sensory inputs into plans for action, so-called sensory­ motor integration years are areas within the intraparietal sulcus that are involved in planning eye movements (the lateral

  1. The Advanced Research Projects, OAS-RA-11-11

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  2. The effect of Cu/Zn molar ratio on CO{sub 2} hydrogenation over Cu/ZnO/ZrO{sub 2}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst

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    Shaharun, Salina, E-mail: salinashaharun@gmail.com, E-mail: maizats@petronas.com.my; Shaharun, Maizatul S., E-mail: salinashaharun@gmail.com, E-mail: maizats@petronas.com.my; Taha, Mohd F., E-mail: faisalt@petronas.com.my [Department of Fundamental and Applied Science, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak (Malaysia); Mohamad, Dasmawati, E-mail: dasmawati@kck.usm.my [School of Dental Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan (Malaysia)

    2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Catalytic hydrogenation of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) to methanol is an attractive way to recycle and utilize CO{sub 2}. A series of Cu/ZnO/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/ZrO{sub 2} catalysts (CZAZ) containing different molar ratios of Cu/Zn were prepared by the co-precipitation method and investigated in a stirred slurry autoclave system. The catalysts were characterized by temperature-programmed reduction (TPR), field emission scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive analysis (FESEM-EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and N{sub 2} adsorption-desorption. Higher surface area, SA{sub BET} values (42.6–59.9 m{sup 2}/g) are recorded at low (1) and high (5) Cu/Zn ratios with the minimum value of 35.71 m{sup 2}/g found for a Cu/Zn of 3. The reducibility of the metal oxides formed after calcination of catalyst samples was also affected due to change in metal-support interaction. At a low reaction temperature of 443 K, total gas pressure of 3.0 MPa and 0.1 g/mL of the CZAZ catalyst, the selectivity to methanol decreased as the Cu/Zn molar ratio increased, and the maximum selectivity of 67.73 was achieved at Cu/Zn molar ratio of 1. With a reaction time of 3h, the best performing catalyst was CZAZ75 with Cu/Zn molar ratio of 5 giving methanol yield of 79.30%.

  3. Gamow-Teller Strength distributions in $^{76}\\textrm{Ge}$, $^{76,82}\\textrm{Se}$, and $^{90,92}\\textrm{Zr}$ by the Deformed Proton-neutron QRPA

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    Eunja Ha; Myung-Ki Cheoun

    2014-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We developed the deformed proton-neutron quasiparticle random phase approximation (QRPA) and applied to the evaluation of the Gamow-Teller (GT) transition strength distributions including high-lying excited states, which data becomes recently available beyond one or two nucleon threshold by charge exchange reactions using hundreds of MeV projectiles. Our calculations started with single-particle states calculated by a deformed axially symmetric Woods-Saxon potential. Neutron-neutron and proton-proton pairing correlations are explicitly taken into account at the deformed Bardeen Cooper Schriffer theory. Ground state correlations, and two-particle and two-hole mixing states are included in the deformed QRPA. In this work, we use a realistic two-body interaction given by the Brueckner $G$-matrix based on the CD Bonn potential to reduce the ambiguity on the nucleon-nucleon interactions inside nuclei. We applied our formalism to the GT transition strengths for $^{76}$Ge, $^{76,82}$Se, and $^{90,92}\\textrm{Zr}$, and compared to available experimental data. The GT strength distributions were sensitive on the deformation parameter as well as its sign, {\\it i.e.}, oblate or prolate. The Ikeda sum rule, which is usually thought to be satisfied under the one-body current approximation irrespective of nucleon models, is used to test our numerical calculations and shown to be satisfied without introducing the quenching factor, if high-lying GT excited states are properly taken into account. Most of the GT strength distributions of the nuclei considered in this work turn out to have the high-lying GT excited states beyond one nucleon threshold, which are shown to be consistent with available experimental data.

  4. Thickness dependent functional properties of PbZr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48}O{sub 3}/La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} heterostructures

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    Barrionuevo, D.; Ortega, N.; Katiyar, R. S. [Department of Physics and Institute of Functional Nanomaterials, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3343 (United States); Kumar, A. [National Physical Laboratory (CSIR), Dr. K. S. Krishnan Road, New Delhi 110012 (India); Chatterjee, R. [Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi (India); Scott, J. F. [Department of Physics and Institute of Functional Nanomaterials, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3343 (United States); Earth Science Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ (United Kingdom)

    2013-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The ultra thin ferroelectric PbZr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48}O{sub 3} (PZT) films with various thicknesses ranging from 100 (P100) to 10 (P10) nm were grown on La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3}/(LaAlO{sub 3}){sub 0.3}(Sr{sub 2}AlTaO{sub 6}){sub 0.7} (LSMO/LSAT) (001) substrates deposited by pulsed laser deposition technique. The x-ray diffraction patterns of the heterostructures show only (00l) (l?=?1 and/or 2) reflections corresponding to the LSAT substrate, PZT, and LSMO layers. The atomic force microscopy studies show that the root mean square surface roughnesses of P100 and P10 films are 2.39 and 0.99?nm, respectively. An increase of both real (??) and imaginary (??) permittivities was observed when thickness of PZT increases from 10?nm to 100?nm. Temperature dependent ?? presents an anomaly, related to ferromagnetic-metal to paramagnetic-insulator transition of the LSMO, in the range of 350–500?K. The dielectric anomalies and magnetic phase transition temperature shifted to the lower temperature values with decrease in the PZT films thicknesses. The values of the remanent polarization (P{sub r}) and coercive field (E{sub c}) of the heterostructures were in the range of 24–42??C/cm{sup 2}–170–1300?kV/cm. An appreciable increase of saturated magnetization (M{sub s}) was observed with increase of PZT layer thickness. The average M{sub s} values of PZT/LSMO heterostructure were 170, 150, 100, and 45?emu/cm{sup 3} for 100, 50, 25, and 10?nm at 300?K, respectively. Enhancement in magnetization with increase in PZT thickness may be due to the interface effect between PZT/LSMO layers.

  5. Measurement of astrophysical S factors and electron screening potentials for d(d, n){sup 3}He reaction In ZrD{sub 2}, TiD{sub 2}, D{sub 2}O, and CD{sub 2} targets in the ultralow energy region using plasma accelerators

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    Bystritsky, V. M. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Bystritskii, Vit. M. [University of California, Department of Physics and Astronomy (United States); Dudkin, G. N. [National Scientific Research Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation); Filipowicz, M. [University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Fuels and Energy, AGH (Poland); Gazi, S.; Huran, J. [Institute of Electrical Engineering SAS (Slovakia); Kobzev, A. P. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Mesyats, G. A. [Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation); Nechaev, B. A.; Padalko, V. N. [National Scientific Research Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation); Parzhitskii, S. S. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Pen'kov, F. M. [Institute of Nuclear Physics NNC (Kazakhstan); Philippov, A. V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Kaminskii, V. L. [National Scientific Research Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation); Tuleushev, Yu. Zh. [Institute of Nuclear Physics NNC (Kazakhstan); Wozniak, J. [University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Sciences, AGH (Poland)

    2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper is devoted to study electron screening effect influence on the rate of d(d, n){sup 3}He reaction in the ultralow deuteron collision energy range in the deuterated polyethylene (CD{sub 2}), frozen heavy water (D{sub 2}O) and deuterated metals (ZrD{sub 2} and TiD{sub 2}). The ZrD{sub 2} and TiD{sub 2} targets were fabricated via magnetron sputtering of titanium and zirconium in gas (deuterium) environment. The experiments have been carried out using high-current plasma pulsed accelerator with forming of inverse Z pinch (HCEIRAS, Russia) and pulsed Hall plasma accelerator (NPI at TPU, Russia). The detection of neutrons with energy of 2.5MeV from dd reaction was done with plastic scintillation spectrometers. As a result of the experiments the energy dependences of astrophysical S factor for the dd reaction in the deuteron collision energy range of 2-7 keV and the values of the electron screening potential U{sub e} of interacting deuterons have been measured for the indicated above target: U{sub e}(CD{sub 2}) Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To 40 eV; U{sub e}(D{sub 2}O) Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To 26 eV; U{sub e}(ZrD{sub 2}) = 157 {+-} 43 eV; U{sub e}(TiD{sub 2}) = 125{+-}34 eV. The value of astrophysical S factor, corresponding to the deuteron collision energy equal to zero, in the experiments with D{sub 2}O target is found: S{sub b}(0) = 58.6 {+-} 3.6 keV b. The paper compares our results with other available published experimental and calculated data.

  6. CoCoRaHS goesCoCoRaHS goes to the Coloradoto the Colorado

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    ;University Camp Snotel #12;Upper San Juan Snotel #12;Tower Snotel #12;2005 Water Year In Review ·· Snow blitz

  7. A new structural subclass of constrained geometry catalysts for the polymerization of olefins 

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    Irwin, Levi Jacob

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    symmetric metallocene catalyst...................................................................................... 6 1.5. The tetrasubstituted fluorene moiety, Oct (C29H38), has hereto not been utilized in the ligand scaffold of a CGC... orientation, 0kl, h0l, and hk0 planes .............................................................................................. 14 2.4. Parallel pillaring observed in 2-Zr (and isomorphic 2-Hf).......................... 15 2.5. Possible...

  8. Nanocrystals Embedded Zirconium-doped Hafnium Oxide High-k Gate Dielectric Films

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    Lin, Chen-Han

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    , can be expected. In this study, the ZrHfO high-k MOS capacitors that separately contain nanocrystalline ruthenium oxide (nc-RuO), indium tin oxide (nc-ITO), and zinc oxide (nc-ZnO) have been successfully fabricated by the sputtering deposition method...

  9. Polyorganometallosiloxane-2- or -4-pyridine coatings

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    Sugama, Toshifumi (Wading River, NY)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new family of polyorganometallosiloxane-2- or -4-pyridine compounds are provided for corrosion resistant coatings on light metals such as aluminum, magnesium, zinc, steel and their allows. The novel compounds contain backbones modified by metal alkoxides, metallocenes and metallophthalocyanates where the metal is Zr, Ti, Mo, V, Hf, Nb, Si, B and combinations thereof. Methods of making the new compounds are also provided.

  10. Long range ordered alloys modified by addition of niobium and cerium

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    Liu, Chain T. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Long range ordered alloys are described having the nominal composition (Fe,Ni,Co).sub.3 (V,M) where M is a ductility enhancing metal selected from the group Ti, Zr, Hf with additions of small amounts of cerium and niobium to drammatically enhance the creep properties of the resulting alloys.

  11. Long range ordered alloys modified by addition of niobium and cerium

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    Liu, C.T.

    1984-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Long range ordered alloys are described having the nominal composition (Fe,Ni,Co)/sub 3/ (V,M) where M is a ductility enhancing metal selected from the group Ti, Zr, Hf with additions of small amounts of cerium and niobium to dramatically enhance the creep properties of the resulting alloys.

  12. Buffer architecture for biaxially textured structures and method of fabricating same

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    Norton, David P.; Park, Chan; Goyal, Amit

    2004-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention relates to an article with an improved buffer layer architecture comprising a substrate having a metal surface, and an epitaxial buffer layer on the surface of the substrate. The epitaxial buffer layer comprises at least one of the group consisting of ZrO.sub.2, HfO.sub.2, and compounds having at least one of Ca and a rare earth element stabilizing cubic phases of ZrO.sub.2 and/or HfO.sub.2. The article can also include a superconducting layer deposited on the epitaxial buffer layer. The article can also include an epitaxial capping layer between the epitaxial buffer layer and the superconducting layer. A method for preparing an epitaxial article comprises providing a substrate with a metal surface, depositing on the metal surface an epitaxial buffer layer comprising at least one material selected from the group consisting of ZrO.sub.2, HfO.sub.2, and compounds having at least one of Ca and a rare earth element stabilizing cubic phases of at least one of ZrO.sub.2 and HfO.sub.2. The epitaxial layer depositing step occurs in a vacuum with a background pressure of no more than 1.times.10.sup.-5 Torr. The method can further comprise depositing a superconducting layer on the epitaxial layer, and depositing an epitaxial capping layer between the epitaxial buffer layer and the superconducting layer.

  13. High-K Based Non-Volatile Memory Devices with the Light Emitting Application

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    Lin, Chi-Chou

    2014-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The zirconium-doped hafnium oxide (ZrHfO) high-k gate dielectric films with and without the embedded nanocrystals have been studied for the applications of the nonvolatile memory and light emitting devices. By replacing the polycrystalline Si...

  14. EXAMEN UE 10 Diversit et volution du monde vivant Licences SV et SME-2me session Juin 2005

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    Boudouresque, Charles F.

    electron microscope operated at 200 kV. XRD was performed in a D/MAX-RA X-ray diffractometer. The SME by an fcc structure (Ti,Hf)2Ni with Figure 1. Schematic illustration for the SME measurement in the bending

  15. Synthesis and characterization of a NaSICON series with general formula Na{sub 2.8}Zr{sub 2-y}Si{sub 1.8-4y}P{sub 1.2+4y}O{sub 12} (0=

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    Essoumhi, A. [Laboratoire de Physico-chimie du Materiau et du Milieu Marin, Faculte des Sciences et Techniques, Universite de Toulon et du Var, 83957 La Garde Cedex (France); Favotto, C. [Laboratoire de Physico-chimie du Materiau et du Milieu Marin, Faculte des Sciences et Techniques, Universite de Toulon et du Var, 83957 La Garde Cedex (France); Mansori, M. [Laboratoire de Chimie des Materiaux et de l'environnement, Faculte des Sciences et Techniques, Universite Cadi Ayyad, B.P. 549, 40000 Marrakech-Maroc (France); Satre, P. [Laboratoire de Physico-chimie du Materiau et du Milieu Marin, Faculte des Sciences et Techniques, Universite de Toulon et du Var, 83957 La Garde Cedex (France)]. E-mail: satre@univ-tln.fr

    2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we present the synthesis and the characterization of ionic conducting ceramics of NaSICON-type (Natrium super ionic conductor). The properties of this ceramic make it suitable for use in electrochemical devices. These solid electrolytes can be used as sensors for application in the manufacturing of potentiometric gas sensors, for the detection of pollutant emissions and for environment control. The family of NaSICON that we studied has as a general formula Na{sub 2.8}Zr{sub 2-y}Si{sub 1.8-4y}P{sub 1.2+4y}O{sub 12} with 0=Zr{sub 1.775}Si{sub 0.9}P{sub 2.1}O{sub 12} composition.

  16. Time-dependent HF approach to SHE dynamics

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    A. S. Umar; V. E. Oberacker

    2014-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We employ the time-dependent Hartree-Fock (TDHF) method to study various aspects of the reactions utilized in searches for superheavy elements. These include capture cross-sections, quasifission, prediction of $P_{\\mathrm{CN}}$, and other interesting dynamical quantities. We show that the microscopic TDHF approach provides an important tool to shed some light on the nuclear dynamics leading to the formation of superheavy elements.

  17. Three Types of Customers HF Communications/GPS users

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    Schrijver, Karel

    central core. 2. This energy diffuses (out to 70% of the solar radius) and is then convected (the. The core temperature is about 20 million K and the surface temperature is about 5800 K. 5. Consequently corona) where the visible radiation has decoupled from the material and is free-streaming on its way out

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    and Utilization Websites Summary: Aircraft Performance: Atmospheric Pressure FAA Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge Chap 10 12 - 21% Oxygen - 1% other gases (argon,...

  19. Improved Growth of High-Temperature Superconductors with HF Pressure

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh School footballHydrogenIT |HotImpactControl - Energy Innovation

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  1. Studies of high temperature ternary phases in mixed-metal-rich early transition metal sulfide and phosphide systems

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    Marking, G.A.

    1994-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Investigations of ternary mixed early transition metal-rich sulfide and phosphide systems resulted in the discovery of new structures and new phases. A new series of Zr and Hf - group V transition metal - sulfur K-phases was synthesized and crystallographically characterized. When the group V transition metal was Nb or Ta, the unit cell volume was larger than any previously reported K-phase. The presence of adventitious oxygen was determined in two K-phases through a combination of neutron scattering and X-ray diffraction experiments. A compound Hf{sub 10}Ta{sub 3}S{sub 3} was found to crystallize in a new-structure type similar to the known gamma brasses. This structure is unique in that it is the only reported {open_quotes}stuffed{close_quotes} gamma-brass type structure. The metal components, Hf and Ta, are larger in size and more electropositive than the metals found in normal gamma brasses (e.g. Cu and Zn) and because of the larger metallic radii, sulfur can be incorporated into the structure where it plays an integral role in stabilizing this phase relative to others. X-ray single-crystal, X-ray powder and neutron powder refinements were performed on this structure. A new structure was found in the ternary Nb-Zr-P system which has characteristics in common with many known early transition metal-rich sulfides, selenides, and phosphides. This structure has the simplest known interconnection of the basic building blocks known for this structural class. Anomalous scattering was a powerful tool for differentiating between Zr and Nb when using Mo K{alpha} X-radiation. The compounds ZrNbP and HfNbP formed in the space group Prima with the simple Co{sub 2}Si structure which is among the most common structures found for crystalline solid materials. Solid solution compounds in the Ta-Nb-P, Ta-Zr-P, Nb-Zr-P, Hf-Nb-P, and Hf-Zr-S systems were crystallographically characterized. The structural information corroborated ideas about bonding in metal-rich compounds.

  2. Th e Im p a c t o f P r e d ic tiv e In a c c u r a c ie s o n E x e c u tio n S c h e d u lin g S te p h e n A . Ja rv is, L ig a n g H e , D a n ie l P . S p o o n e r a n d G ra h a m R . N u d d

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    Jarvis, Stephen

    Th e Im p a c t o f P r e d ic tiv e In a c c u r a c ie s o n E x e c u tio n S c h e d u lin g S te p h e n A . Ja rv is, L ig a n g H e , D a n ie l P . S p o o n e r a n d G ra h a m R . N u d d Hig h P e rfo rm a n c e S y ste m s G ro u p , D e p a rtm e n t o f C o m p u te r S c ie n c e , U

  3. Ra d io so n d e W o rk sh o p , 2 1 -2 3 M a y 2 0 0 2 , H a m p to n U n iv e rstiy , V irg in ia U N D E R S T A N D IN G A N D C O R R E C T IN G H U M ID IT Y M E A S U R E M E N T E R R O R S

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    Wang, Junhong

    Ra d io so n d e W o rk sh o p , 2 1 -2 3 M a y 2 0 0 2 , H a m p to n U n iv e rstiy , V irg in ia 1 U N D E R S T A N D IN G A N D C O R R E C T IN G H U M ID IT Y M E A S U R E M E N T E R R O R S F R O M V A IS A L A R S 8 0 A N D V IZ R A D IO S O N D E S J u n h o n g W a n g * N a tio n a l C

  4. Microdomains, solid solutions and the {open_quotes}defect fluorite{close_quotes} to C-type sesquioxide transition in CeO{sub 2}-RO{sub 1.5} and ZrO{sub 2}-RO{sub 1.5} systems

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    Withers, R.L.; Thompson, J.G.; Gabbitas, N.; Wallenburg, L.R.; Welberry, T.R. [Australian National Univ., Canberra (Australia)] [Australian National Univ., Canberra (Australia)

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Satellite dark field (SDF) imaging is used to show that there is a definite change in symmetry on moving across the two phase region separating the so-called {open_quotes}defect fluorite{close_quotes} and C-type sesquioxide solid solution regions in (1-x)CeO{sub 2}.xRO{sub 1.5} and (1-x)ZrO{sub 2}.xRO{sub 1.5} systems. SDF images of the {open_quotes}defect fluorite{close_quotes} side of the two-phase region are characterized by a microdomain texture on the {approximately}100-200 {angstrom} scale and the local symmetry within any one of these microdomains is shown to be lower than cubic. Corresponding SDF images of the C-type sesquioxide side of the two-phase region are by contrast homogeneous and consistent with Ia3 space group symmetry. The nature of the local oxygen vacancy distribution on either side of the two-phase region is discussed and a possible model for the {open_quotes}defect fluorite{close_quotes} side of the two-phase region proposed.

  5. Symmetry determination on Pb-free piezoceramic 0.5Ba(Zr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8})O{sub 3}-0.5(Ba{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3})TiO{sub 3} using convergent beam electron diffraction method

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    Gao, Jinghui, E-mail: gaojinghui@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; Zhong, Lisheng [Multi-Disciplinary Materials Research Center, State Key Lab of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment and Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Xi'an, 710049 (China); Zhang, Lixue; Xue, Dezhen [Multi-Disciplinary Materials Research Center, State Key Lab of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment and Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Xi'an, 710049 (China); State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); Kimoto, Takayoshi [Ferroic Physics Group, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, 305-0047, Ibaraki (Japan); Song, Minghui [Electron Microscopy Group, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, 305-0047, Ibaraki (Japan); Ren, Xiaobing [Multi-Disciplinary Materials Research Center, State Key Lab of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment and Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Xi'an, 710049 (China); State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); Ferroic Physics Group, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, 305-0047, Ibaraki (Japan)

    2014-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    (1?x)(Ba(Zr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8})O{sub 3}-x(Ba{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3})TiO{sub 3} (BZT-xBCT) Pb-free piezoceramic has been reported showing ultrahigh piezoelectric performance in its morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) region. However, the crystal structure characteristic for the MPB composition of BZT-xBCT is still under debate—between single orthorhombic phase and tetragonal + rhombohedral two phase mixture. In the present study, we perform the local symmetry determination on the MPB composition x = 0.5 using convergent beam electron diffraction analysis (CBED). Our CBED results from multiple zone axes suggest that there are two coexisting phases with the point group symmetries of 4?mm (tetragonal) and 3?m (rhombohedral) respectively, which agree with two phase mixture model. The strong piezoelectricity can thus be understood by considering the polarization rotation between tetragonal and rhombohedral phases by external field.

  6. Multilayer ultra-high-temperature ceramic coatings

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    Loehman, Ronald E. (Albuquerque, NM); Corral, Erica L. (Tucson, AZ)

    2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A coated carbon-carbon composite material with multiple ceramic layers to provide oxidation protection from ultra-high-temperatures, where if the carbon-carbon composite material is uninhibited with B.sub.4C particles, then the first layer on the composite material is selected from ZrB.sub.2 and HfB.sub.2, onto which is coated a layer of SiC coated and if the carbon-carbon composite material is inhibited with B.sub.4C particles, then protection can be achieved with a layer of SiC and a layer of either ZrB.sub.2 and HfB.sub.2 in any order.

  7. Fusion Engineering and Design 5152 (2000) 5571 Operating temperature windows for fusion reactor structural

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6376, USA b Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department containing 8­12%Cr, V­4Cr­4Ti, and SiC/SiC composites), copper-base alloys (CuNiBe), tantalum-base alloys (e.g. Ta­8W­2Hf), niobium alloys (Nb­1Zr), and molybdenum and tungsten alloys. The results are compared

  8. Polyorganometallosiloxane-2- or -4-pyridine coatings

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    Sugama, T.

    1997-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A new family of polyorganometallosiloxane-2- or -4-pyridine compounds are provided for corrosion resistant coatings on light metals such as aluminum, magnesium, zinc, steel and their alloys. The novel compounds contain backbones modified by metal alkoxides, metallocenes and metallophthalocyanates where the metal is Zr, Ti, Mo, V, Hf, Nb, Si, B and combinations thereof. Methods of making the new compounds are also provided. 13 figs.

  9. Trichroic prism assembly for separating and recombining colors in a compact projection display

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    -Sing Kwok, Po-Wing Cheng, Ho-Chi Huang, Hai-Feng Li, Zhen-Rong Zheng, Pei-Fu Gu, and Xu Liu A trichroic. In addition to be- ing compact, this new optical subassembly should H. S. Kwok eekwok@ust.hk , P.-W. Cheng, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, China. H.-F. Li, Z.-R. Zheng, P.-F. Gu, and X. Liu are with the State Key

  10. To link to this article : DOI:10.1039/c2ra21645k URL : http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2ra21645k

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    Boyer, Edmond

    to develop a wide range of applications concerning these components, for example, dye-sensitized solar cells

  11. Laboratorio de Radiactividad Ambiental (LaboRA) El Laboratorio de Radiactividad Ambiental (LaboRA) es una unidad que apoya la

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    Oro, Daniel

    conferencia invitada, «Sistema inteligente para la determinación automatizada de torio y uranio en muestras

  12. NOISE AND CHA RA C TERIZA TION. INFLUENCE OF THE EPILAYER PROPERTIES ON BREAKDOWN

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    Boyer, Edmond

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