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NERC 101  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Electric Power Infrastructure: Electric Power Infrastructure: Electric Power Infrastructure: Status and Challenges for the Future Status and Challenges for the Future Mark Lauby Director, Reliability Assessments and Performance Analysis Owners, Operators, and Users  2005 Energy Policy Act: * All users, owners, and operators of the bulk-power system shall comply with reliability standards  FERC Rule * All entities subject to the Commission's reliability jurisdiction... (users, owners, and operators of the bulk-power system) shall comply with applicable Reliability Standards ... U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005 Reliability Legislation  One industry self-regulatory ERO  FERC oversight * Delegates authority to set and enforce mandatory standards to ERO * ERO may delegate authority to regional entities

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Property:EIA/861/NercLocation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercLocation NercLocation Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type String. Description: Nerc Location NERC Location: The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) region where the utility has its primary business operations (service territory), electrical generation, transmission, and distribution equipment, and its administrative headquarters. Some utilities have business operations and service areas in more than one NERC region. Power marketers, because they generally have only office equipment, can have business operations in any NERC region. FRCC = Florida Reliability Coordinating Council; MRO = Midwest Reliability Organization; NPCC = Northeast Power Coordinating Council; RFC = Reliability First Corporation (formerly MAAC, MAIN and ECAR); SERC = SERC Reliability Corporation; SPP =

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Property:EIA/861/NercErcot | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercErcot NercErcot Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Ercot Entity conducts business operations within the TRE region (TRE=Texas Regional Entity (formerly ERCOT) (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercErcot" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A AEP Texas Central Company + true + AEP Texas North Company + true + Alliance Power Co LLC + true + Ambit Energy, L.P. + true + AmeriPower LLC + true + Amigo Energy + true + Austin Energy + true + B BP Energy Company + true + Bandera Electric Coop, Inc + true + Bartlett Electric Coop, Inc + true + Big Country Electric Coop, Inc + true + Bluebonnet Electric Coop, Inc + true +

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North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability  

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

Corporation (NERC): Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; assesses adequacy annually via a ten-year forcast and winter and summer forecasts; monitors the bulk power systems; and educates, trains, and certifies industry personnel. North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid More Documents & Publications Re: DOE Request for Information - Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Studying the Communications Requirements of Electric Utilities to

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Property:EIA/861/NercSerc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercSerc NercSerc Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Serc Entity conducts business operations within the SERC region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercSerc" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 4 4-County Electric Power Assn + true + A Access Energy Coop + true + Adams Electric Coop + true + Aiken Electric Coop Inc + true + Alabama Municipal Elec Authority + true + Alabama Power Co + true + Albany Water Gas & Light Comm + true + Albemarle Electric Member Corp + true + Albertville Municipal Utils Bd + true + Alcorn County Elec Power Assn + true + Altamaha Electric Member Corp + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercNpcc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercNpcc NercNpcc Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Npcc Entity conducts business operations within the NPCC region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercNpcc" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A AES Eastern Energy LP + true + B Bangor Hydro-Electric Co + true + Barton Village, Inc (Utility Company) + true + Bath Electric Gas & Water Sys + true + Block Island Power Co + true + Bluerock Energy, Inc. + true + Bozrah Light & Power Company + true + C Central Hudson Gas & Elec Corp + true + Central Maine Power Co + true + Central Vermont Pub Serv Corp + true + City of Burlington-Electric, Vermont (Utility Company) + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercRfc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercRfc NercRfc Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Rfc Entity conducts business operations within the RFC region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercRfc" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A A & N Electric Coop (Virginia) + true + AEP Generating Company + true + AGC Division of APG Inc + true + Adams Electric Cooperative Inc + true + Adams Rural Electric Coop, Inc + true + Allegheny Electric Coop Inc + true + Allegheny Energy Supply Co LLC + true + Alpena Power Co + true + Ameren Energy Marketing + true + American Mun Power-Ohio, Inc + true + American Transmission Systems Inc + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercWecc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercWecc NercWecc Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Wecc Entity conducts business operations within the WECC region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercWecc" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 3 3 Phases Energy Services + true + A Aguila Irrigation District + true + Ajo Improvement Co + true + Ak-Chin Electric Utility Authority + true + Alamo Power District No 3 + true + Alder Mutual Light Co, Inc + true + Arizona Electric Pwr Coop Inc + true + Arizona Power Authority + true + Arizona Public Service Co + true + Arkansas River Power Authority + true + Avista Corp + true + Avista Turbine Power, Inc + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercMro | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercMro NercMro Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Mro Entity conducts business operations within the MRO region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercMro" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Adams-Columbia Electric Coop + true + Adrian Public Utilities Comm + true + Agralite Electric Coop + true + Aitkin Public Utilities Comm + true + Alger-Delta Coop Electric Assn + true + Algoma Utility Comm + true + Allamakee-Clayton El Coop, Inc + true + Amana Society Service Co + true + Arrowhead Electric Coop, Inc + true + Atlantic Municipal Utilities + true + B Bancroft Municipal Utilities + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercFrcc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercFrcc NercFrcc Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Frcc Entity conducts business operations within the FRCC region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercFrcc" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) B Beaches Energy Services + true + Borough of Lavallette, New Jersey (Utility Company) + true + C Central Florida Elec Coop, Inc + true + City of Bartow, Florida (Utility Company) + true + City of Bushnell, Florida (Utility Company) + true + City of Chattahoochee, Florida (Utility Company) + true + City of Clewiston, Florida (Utility Company) + true + City of Eudora, Kansas (Utility Company) + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercSpp | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercSpp NercSpp Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Spp Entity conducts business operations within the SPP region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercSpp" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Alfalfa Electric Coop, Inc + true + Anadarko Public Works Auth + true + Arkansas Electric Coop Corp + true + Ashley Chicot Elec Coop, Inc + true + Auburn Board of Public Works + true + B Bailey County Elec Coop Assn + true + Basin Electric Power Coop + true + Big Country Electric Coop, Inc + true + Bluestem Electric Coop Inc + true + Bowie-Cass Electric Coop, Inc + true + Brown-Atchison E C A Inc + true +

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Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical  

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

Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Energy asset owners are facing a monumental challenge as they address compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards (CIP-002 through CIP-009). The increased use of wireless technologies and their introduction into control center networks and field devices compound this challenge, as ambiguity exists regarding the applicability of the CIP requirements to wireless networking technologies. Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards More Documents & Publications

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Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical...  

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

American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards (CIP-002 through CIP-009). The increased use of wireless technologies and...

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Comments of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to DOE  

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

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to DOE Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges Comments of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to DOE Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges Response to the Department of Energy's ("DOE") Request for Information (RFI) regarding the "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges." The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's ("NERC") Reliability Assessment and Performance Analysis Group ("RAPA") is currently developing a report, entitled "Reliability Consideration from Integration of Smart Grid" that will address many of the issues raised in the DOE RFI. North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)

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NERC | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

NERC NERC Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events Publications Contact BES Home Centers NERC Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Non-equilibrium Energy Research Center (NERC) Director(s): Bartosz A. Grzybowski Lead Institution: Northwestern University Mission: To understand self-organization in dissipative, far-from-equilibrium systems and to use this knowledge to synthesize adaptive, reconfigurable materials for energy storage and transduction. Research Topics: catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), thermal conductivity, thermoelectric, bio-inspired, energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), superconductivity, mechanical behavior, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis

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NERC Presentation: Accommodating High Levels of Variable Generation,  

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

NERC Presentation: Accommodating High Levels of Variable NERC Presentation: Accommodating High Levels of Variable Generation, October 29, 2010 NERC Presentation: Accommodating High Levels of Variable Generation, October 29, 2010 North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) presentation to the Electricity Advisory Committee, October 29, 2010, on accommodating high levels of variable electricity eneration. Variable resources are types of electric power generation that rely on an uncontrolled, "variable" fuel (e.g. wind, sunlight, waves, tidal forces, and some types of rivers) to generate electricity. Most renewablesfall into this category. Reliably integrating these resources into the bulk power system will require significant changes to traditional methods used for system planning and operation. Ongoing efforts brought together by NERC and its stakeholders

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Microsoft Word - NERC_DOE_EIA_letter_411comments  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3353 Peachtree Road NE Suite 600, North Tower Atlanta, GA 30326 404-446-2560 | www.nerc.com May 6, 2013 Rebecca Peterson Energy Information Administration Dear Ms. Peterson, NERC truly appreciates the opportunity to provide preliminary technical guidance and input for the 2014 development of Form EIA-411 "Coordinated Bulk Power Supply Program Report." As a way of background, NERC provides electric system and reliability data to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and serves as the electric utility industry's point of contact with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the EIA, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on electric system and reliability data reporting

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Re-Engineering Grep and Diff for NERC CIP Gabriel A. Weaver and Sean W. Smith  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Re-Engineering Grep and Diff for NERC CIP Gabriel A. Weaver and Sean W. Smith Department this avalanche to drive more efficient NERC CIP audits. The power industry has both high-level, natural-language NERC CIP policies and low- level data sources such as router configuration files, Windows registries

Smith, Sean W.

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Infrared spectra and tunneling dynamics of the N{sub 2}D{sub 2}O and OCD{sub 2}O complexes in the v{sub 2} bend region of D{sub 2}O  

SciTech Connect

The rovibrational spectra of the N{sub 2}D{sub 2}O and OCD{sub 2}O complexes in the v{sub 2} bend region of D{sub 2}O have been measured in a supersonic slit jet expansion using a rapid-scan tunable diode laser spectrometer. Both a-type and b-type transitions were observed for these two complexes. All transitions are doubled, due to the heavy water tunneling within the complexes. Assuming the tunneling splittings are the same in K{sub a} = 0 and K{sub a} = 1, the band origins, all three rotational and several distortion constants of each tunneling state were determined for N{sub 2}D{sub 2}O in the ground and excited vibrational states, and for OCD{sub 2}O in the excited vibrational state, respectively. The averaged band origin of OCD{sub 2}O is blueshifted by 2.241 cm{sup ?1} from that of the v{sub 2} band of the D{sub 2}O monomer, compared with 1.247 cm{sup ?1} for N{sub 2}D{sub 2}O. The tunneling splitting of N{sub 2}D{sub 2}O in the ground state is 0.16359(28) cm{sup ?1}, which is about five times that of OCD{sub 2}O. The tunneling splittings decrease by about 26% for N{sub 2}D{sub 2}O and 23% for OCD{sub 2}O, respectively, upon excitation of the D{sub 2}O bending vibration, indicating an increase of the tunneling barrier in the excited vibrational state. The tunneling splittings are found to have a strong dependence on intramolecular vibrational excitation as well as a weak dependence on quantum number K{sub a}.

Zhu, Yu; Zheng, Rui; Li, Song; Yang, Yu; Duan, Chuanxi, E-mail: cxduan@phy.ccnu.edu.cn [College of Physical Science and Technology, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079 (China)] [College of Physical Science and Technology, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079 (China)

2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation on transition behavior and electrical properties of (K{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}){sub 1-x}Li{sub x}Nb{sub 0.84}Ta{sub 0.1}Sb{sub 0.06}O{sub 3} around polymorphic phase transition region  

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(K{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}){sub 1-x}Li{sub x}Nb{sub 0.84}Ta{sub 0.1}Sb{sub 0.06}O{sub 3} (KNLNTS) lead free ceramics with different Li concentration were fabricated by conventional solid-state reaction method. By increasing Li ions in KNLNTS, the grains grow up and the crystal structure changes from orthorhombic to tetragonal. When 0.03 ? x ? 0.05, the ceramics structure lays in PPT region. Polarization versus electric field (P-E) hysteresis loops at room temperature show good ferroelectric properties and the remnant polarization decreases by increasing Li content while coercive electric keeps almost unchanged. In PPT region, taking x = 0.04 as an example, the sample shows excellent dielectric properties: the dielectric constant is 1159 and loss tangent is 0.04, while the piezoelectric constant d{sub 33} is 245 pC/N and kp is 0.44 at room temperature, it is promising for (K{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}){sub 1-x}Li{sub x}Nb{sub 0.84}Ta{sub 0.1}Sb{sub 0.06}O{sub 3} with 4 at. % Li to substitute PZT.

Zhu, Chen; Wang, Wenchao; Shi, Honglin; Wang, Fangyu; Cao, Yongge [Department of Physics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, P R China (China) [Department of Physics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, P R China (China); Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and Physics, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002 (China); Huang, Jiquan; Wang, Chong [Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and Physics, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and Physics, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002 (China); Tang, Fei; Yuan, Xuanyi, E-mail: yuanxuanyi@ruc.edu.cn [Department of Physics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, P R China (China)] [Department of Physics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, P R China (China); Liu, Yang [School of Chemistry and Environment Engineering, Shaoguan University, Shaoguan 512005 (China)] [School of Chemistry and Environment Engineering, Shaoguan University, Shaoguan 512005 (China)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NERC H&S Policy Page 1 of 7 December 2012 SAFETY POLICY  

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role in ensuring that a positive health and safety culture is promoted and maintained in their areasNERC H&S Policy Page 1 of 7 December 2012 HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY December 2012 #12;NERC H and safety at work, complying with all relevant legislation and continuously seeking to improve our

Brierley, Andrew

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Regional partnerships to sequester CO{sub 2} at near-commercial scale  

SciTech Connect

A summary of the keynote speech by Acting Deputy Secretary of Energy, Jeffrey Kupfer, is given, as well as details about new agreements on CO{sub 2} injection. These include the West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership agreement to locate CO{sub 2} injection with a 50 mw clean energy systems plant in Kumberlina, California, and the Plains CO{sub 2} Reduction Partnership and Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration PARTNERSHIP plans to inject CO{sub 2} derived from post combustion capture at power plants. 3 photos.

NONE

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OPTICAL CONSTANTS OF NH{sub 3} AND NH{sub 3}:N{sub 2} AMORPHOUS ICES IN THE NEAR-INFRARED AND MID-INFRARED REGIONS  

SciTech Connect

Ammonia ice has been detected on different astrophysical media ranging from interstellar medium (ISM) particles to the surface of various icy bodies of our solar system, where nitrogen is also present. We have carried out a detailed study of amorphous NH{sub 3} ice and NH{sub 3}:N{sub 2} ice mixtures, based on infrared (IR) spectra in the mid-IR (MIR) and near-IR (NIR) regions, supported by theoretical quantum chemical calculations. Spectra of varying ice thicknesses were obtained and optical constants were calculated for amorphous NH{sub 3} at 15 K and 30 K and for a NH{sub 3}:N{sub 2} mixture at 15 K over a 500-7000 cm{sup 1} spectral range. These spectra have improved accuracy over previous data, where available. Moreover, we also obtained absolute values for the band strengths of the more prominent IR features in both spectral regions. Our results indicate that the estimated NH{sub 3} concentration in ISM ices should be scaled upward by ?30%.

Zanchet, Alexandre; Rodrguez-Lazcano, Yamilet; Glvez, scar; Herrero, Vctor J.; Escribano, Rafael; Mat, Beln, E-mail: belen.mate@csic.es [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, IEM-CSIC, Serrano 123, E-28006 Madrid (Spain)

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating Water Needs to Meet 2025 Electricity Generating Capacity Forecasts by NERC Region  

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NETL-2006/1235 NETL-2006/1235 August 2006 Revised April 8, 2008 Estimating Freshwater Needs to Meet Future Thermoelectric Generation Requirements Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement,

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Microsoft PowerPoint - NERC Reliability Standards and Mandatory Compliance Presentation to Hydro-Power Conference - June 2007.p  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

NERC Reliability NERC Reliability NERC Reliability NERC Reliability Standards and Standards and Mandatory Compliance Mandatory Compliance Hydro Hydro - - Power Conference Power Conference June 13, 2007 June 13, 2007 Stan Mason Stan Mason 2 EPACT 2005 EPACT 2005 Congress approved the related legislation Congress approved the related legislation in August 2005 in August 2005 It required creation of an Electric It required creation of an Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) to be Reliability Organization (ERO) to be approved by the Federal Energy approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Regulatory Commission (FERC) It mandated Standards that would be It mandated Standards that would be approved by FERC with financial sanctions approved by FERC with financial sanctions

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Table 3. Estimation Results for National and Sub-PAD District Regions  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3. Estimation Results for National and Sub-PAD District Regions 3. Estimation Results for National and Sub-PAD District Regions Dependent Variable: D(RETUS) Dependent Variable: D(RETPAD1X) Dependent Variable: D(RETPAD1Y) Dependent Variable: D(RETPAD1Z) Dependent Variable: D(RETCA) Sample: 1/03/2000 to 6/24/2002 Sample: 1/03/2000 to 6/24/2002 Sample: 1/03/2000 to 6/24/2002 Sample: 1/03/2000 to 6/24/2002 Sample: 5/29/2000 to 4/30/2001 11/05/2001 to 6/24/2002 Variable Coefficient Variable Coefficient Variable Coefficient Variable Coefficient Variable Coefficient C 0.005 C -0.001 C 0.017 C -0.013 C 0.013 (0.114) (0.101) (0.100) (0.112) (0.215) DSPOTUS(-1) 0.437*** DSPOTPAD1X(-1) 0.210*** DSPOTPAD1Y(-1) 0.249*** DSPOTPAD1Z(-1) 0.346*** DSPOTCA(-1) 0.241*** (0.026) (0.023) (0.023) (0.026) (0.031)

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Nest Record Card Scheme 1 Welcome to the Nest Record Card Scheme, NERCS for short. The project aims to  

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Nest Record Card Scheme 1 Welcome to the Nest Record Card Scheme, NERCS for short. The project aims to monitor the breeding success of birds and increase our knowledge of their nesting habits. The Avian will be computerized to provide a backward perspective to the data from the new scheme. Why do we need nest records

de Villiers, Marienne

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Sub-national TIMES model for analyzing regional future use of Biomass and Biofuels in France and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Sub-national TIMES model for analyzing regional future use of Biomass and Biofuels in France Introduction Renewable energy sources such as biomass and biofuels are increasingly being seen as important of biofuels on the final consumption of energy in transport should be 10%. The long-term target is to reduce

Boyer, Edmond

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Reactive power interconnection requirements for PV and wind plants : recommendations to NERC.  

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Voltage on the North American bulk system is normally regulated by synchronous generators, which typically are provided with voltage schedules by transmission system operators. In the past, variable generation plants were considered very small relative to conventional generating units, and were characteristically either induction generator (wind) or line-commutated inverters (photovoltaic) that have no inherent voltage regulation capability. However, the growing level of penetration of non-traditional renewable generation - especially wind and solar - has led to the need for renewable generation to contribute more significantly to power system voltage control and reactive power capacity. Modern wind-turbine generators, and increasingly PV inverters as well, have considerable dynamic reactive power capability, which can be further enhanced with other reactive support equipment at the plant level to meet interconnection requirements. This report contains a set of recommendations to the North-America Electricity Reliability Corporation (NERC) as part of Task 1-3 (interconnection requirements) of the Integration of Variable Generation Task Force (IVGTF) work plan. The report discusses reactive capability of different generator technologies, reviews existing reactive power standards, and provides specific recommendations to improve existing interconnection standards.

McDowell, Jason (General Electric, Schenectady, NY); Walling, Reigh (General Electric, Schenectady, NY); Peter, William (SunPower, Richmond, CA); Von Engeln, Edi (NV Energy, Reno, NV); Seymour, Eric (AEI, Fort Collins, CO); Nelson, Robert (Siemens Wind Turbines, Orlando, FL); Casey, Leo (Satcon, Boston, MA); Ellis, Abraham; Barker, Chris. (SunPower, Richmond, CA)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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www.planetearth.nerc.ac.uk Autumn 2014 Trout in hot water Biodiversity and big data Bioenergy's carbon footprint Sustainable drainage  

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­ from pole to pole, from the deep Earth and oceans to the atmosphere and space. We work in partnership of government. Our projects range from curiosity-driven research to long-term, multi-million-pound strategic to us at Planet Earth Editors, NERC, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1EU. NERC

Brierley, Andrew

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SIMULATION FRAMEWORK FOR REGIONAL GEOLOGIC CO{sub 2} STORAGE ALONG ARCHES PROVINCE OF MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES  

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This report presents final technical results for the project Simulation Framework for Regional Geologic CO{sub 2} Storage Infrastructure along Arches Province of the Midwest United States. The Arches Simulation project was a three year effort designed to develop a simulation framework for regional geologic carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) storage infrastructure along the Arches Province through development of a geologic model and advanced reservoir simulations of large-scale CO{sub 2} storage. The project included five major technical tasks: (1) compilation of geologic, hydraulic and injection data on Mount Simon, (2) development of model framework and parameters, (3) preliminary variable density flow simulations, (4) multi-phase model runs of regional storage scenarios, and (5) implications for regional storage feasibility. The Arches Province is an informal region in northeastern Indiana, northern Kentucky, western Ohio, and southern Michigan where sedimentary rock formations form broad arch and platform structures. In the province, the Mount Simon sandstone is an appealing deep saline formation for CO{sub 2} storage because of the intersection of reservoir thickness and permeability. Many CO{sub 2} sources are located in proximity to the Arches Province, and the area is adjacent to coal fired power plants along the Ohio River Valley corridor. Geophysical well logs, rock samples, drilling logs, and geotechnical tests were evaluated for a 500,000 km{sup 2} study area centered on the Arches Province. Hydraulic parameters and historical operational information was also compiled from Mount Simon wastewater injection wells in the region. This information was integrated into a geocellular model that depicts the parameters and conditions in a numerical array. The geologic and hydraulic data were integrated into a three-dimensional grid of porosity and permeability, which are key parameters regarding fluid flow and pressure buildup due to CO{sub 2} injection. Permeability data were corrected in locations where reservoir tests have been performed in Mount Simon injection wells. The geocellular model was used to develop a series of numerical simulations designed to support CO{sub 2} storage applications in the Arches Province. Variable density fluid flow simulations were initially run to evaluate model sensitivity to input parameters. Two dimensional, multiple-phase simulations were completed to evaluate issues related to arranging injection fields in the study area. A basin-scale, multiple-phase model was developed to evaluate large scale injection effects across the region. Finally, local scale simulations were also completed with more detailed depiction of the Eau Claire formation to investigate to the potential for upward migration of CO{sub 2}. Overall, the technical work on the project concluded that injection large-scale injection may be achieved with proper field design, operation, siting, and monitoring. Records from Mount Simon injection wells were compiled, documenting more than 20 billion gallons of injection into the Mount Simon formation in the Arches Province over the past 40 years, equivalent to approximately 60 million metric tons CO2. The multi-state team effort was useful in delineating the geographic variability in the Mount Simon reservoir properties. Simulations better defined potential well fields, well field arrangement, CO{sub 2} pipeline distribution system, and operational parameters for large-scale injection in the Arches Province. Multiphase scoping level simulations suggest that injection fields with arrays of 9 to 50+ wells may be used to accommodate large injection volumes. Individual wells may need to be separated by 3 to 10 km. Injection fields may require spacing of 25 to 40 km to limit pressure and saturation front interference. Basin-scale multiple-phase simulations in STOMP reflect variability in the Mount Simon. While simulations suggest a total injection rate of 100 million metric tons per year (approximately to a 40% reduction of CO{sub 2} emissions from large point sources across the Arches Pr

Sminchak, Joel

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of fluctuations on electron and phonon processes and thermodynamic parameters of Ag{sub 2}Te and Ag{sub 2}Se in the region of phase transition  

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Temperature dependences of electrical conductivity {sigma}, thermoelectric power {alpha}, results of differential thermal analysis {delta}T{sub y}, thermal conductivity {chi}, temperature conductivity {kappa}, and heat capacity C{sub p} were studied in Ag{sub 2}Te and Ag{sub 2}Se semiconductors in the region of the phase transition. Two extrema are observed in the temperature dependence {chi}(T): a maximum in the region of the {alpha}' {sup {yields}} {beta}' transition and a minimum in the region of the {beta}' {sup {yields}} {beta} transition; these extrema are caused by the similar dependence C{sub p}(T). It is shown that the {alpha} {sup {yields}} {alpha}' and {beta}' {sup {yields}} {beta} transitions are displacement transitions, while the {alpha}' {sup {yields}} {beta}' transition is of reconstruction type. It is established that the disorder parameter {eta} in silver chalcogenides is highly smeared in the region of the phase transition; therefore, disordering of phases at the point of the phase transition is incomplete: 73, 62, and 48% in Ag{sub 2}Te, Ag{sub 2}Se, and Ag{sub 2}S, respectively. The minimum volumes V{sub ph} for new phases are calculated; it is shown that the value of V{sub ph} in displacement transitions is larger than in the reconstruction-type transitions.

Aliev, S. A.; Aliev, F. F. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)], E-mail: farzali@physics.ab.az

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Applicability of the Gallet equation to the vegetation clearances of NERC Reliability Standard FAC-003-2  

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NERC has proposed a standard to use to specify clearances between vegetation and power lines. The purpose of the rule is to reduce the probability of flashover to a calculably low level. This report was commissioned by FERCs Office of Electrical Reliability. The scope of the study was analysis of the mathematics and documentation of the technical justification behind the application of the Gallet equation and the assumptions used in the technical reference paper

Kirkham, Harold

2012-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMULATION FRAMEWORK FOR REGIONAL GEOLOGIC CO{sub 2} STORAGE ALONG ARCHES PROVINCE OF MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES  

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This report presents final technical results for the project Simulation Framework for Regional Geologic CO{sub 2} Storage Infrastructure along Arches Province of the Midwest United States. The Arches Simulation project was a three year effort designed to develop a simulation framework for regional geologic carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) storage infrastructure along the Arches Province through development of a geologic model and advanced reservoir simulations of large-scale CO{sub 2} storage. The project included five major technical tasks: (1) compilation of geologic, hydraulic and injection data on Mount Simon, (2) development of model framework and parameters, (3) preliminary variable density flow simulations, (4) multi-phase model runs of regional storage scenarios, and (5) implications for regional storage feasibility. The Arches Province is an informal region in northeastern Indiana, northern Kentucky, western Ohio, and southern Michigan where sedimentary rock formations form broad arch and platform structures. In the province, the Mount Simon sandstone is an appealing deep saline formation for CO{sub 2} storage because of the intersection of reservoir thickness and permeability. Many CO{sub 2} sources are located in proximity to the Arches Province, and the area is adjacent to coal fired power plants along the Ohio River Valley corridor. Geophysical well logs, rock samples, drilling logs, and geotechnical tests were evaluated for a 500,000 km{sup 2} study area centered on the Arches Province. Hydraulic parameters and historical operational information was also compiled from Mount Simon wastewater injection wells in the region. This information was integrated into a geocellular model that depicts the parameters and conditions in a numerical array. The geologic and hydraulic data were integrated into a three-dimensional grid of porosity and permeability, which are key parameters regarding fluid flow and pressure buildup due to CO{sub 2} injection. Permeability data were corrected in locations where reservoir tests have been performed in Mount Simon injection wells. The geocellular model was used to develop a series of numerical simulations designed to support CO2 storage applications in the Arches Province. Variable density fluid flow simulations were initially run to evaluate model sensitivity to input parameters. Two dimensional, multiple-phase simulations were completed to evaluate issues related to arranging injection fields in the study area. A basin-scale, multiple-phase model was developed to evaluate large scale injection effects across the region. Finally, local scale simulations were also completed with more detailed depiction of the Eau Claire formation to investigate to the potential for upward migration of CO2. Overall, the technical work on the project concluded that injection large-scale injection may be achieved with proper field design, operation, siting, and monitoring. Records from Mount Simon injection wells were compiled, documenting more than 20 billion gallons of injection into the Mount Simon formation in the Arches Province over the past 40 years, equivalent to approximately 60 million metric tons CO2. The multi-state team effort was useful in delineating the geographic variability in the Mount Simon reservoir properties. Simulations better defined potential well fields, well field arrangement, CO2 pipeline distribution system, and operational parameters for large-scale injection in the Arches Province. Multiphase scoping level simulations suggest that injection fields with arrays of 9 to 50+ wells may be used to accommodate large injection volumes. Individual wells may need to be separated by 3 to 10 km. Injection fields may require spacing of 25 to 40 km to limit pressure and saturation front interference. Basin-scale multiple-phase simulations in STOMP reflect variability in the Mount Simon. While simulations suggest a total injection rate of 100 million metric tons per year (approximately to a 40% reduction of CO2 emissions from large point sources across the Arches Province) may be feasible,

Sminchak, Joel

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Terrorism and Regional Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of the CFA Franc Zone  

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To the extent that regional currency integration changes the cost of imported inputs used in the production of terror, it can change the supply of terror produced by rational terrorists. In this paper, we appe...

Juliet U. Elu; Gregory N. Price

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of temperature on electron spectra in the region of the intrinsic-absorption edge of CdGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4}  

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The results of investigation of the temperature dependence of CdGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} absorption coefficient in the polarized radiation at 5-300 K and that of the emission intensity at 4.2-77 K are presented. The changes observed for the polarization dependence of absorption coefficient and the radiation intensity with decreasing temperature are attributed to a different velocity of motion of states of the valence-band top {Gamma}{sub 3} + {Gamma}{sub 4} and {Gamma}{sub 2} with changing tetragonal compression.

Kerimova, T. G., E-mail: ktaira@physics.ab.az; Guliyev, R. A. [Academy of Sciences of Azerbajan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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On an improved sub-regional water resources management representation for integration into earth system models  

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Human influence on the hydrologic cycle includes regulation and storage, consumptive use and overall redistribution of water resources in space and time. Representing these processes is essential for applications of earth system models in hydrologic and climate predictions, as well as impact studies at regional to global scales. Emerging large-scale research reservoir models use generic operating rules that are flexible for coupling with earth system models. Those generic operating rules have been successful in reproducing the overall regulated flow at large basin scales. This study investigates the uncertainties of the reservoir models from different implementations of the generic operating rules using the complex multi-objective Columbia River Regulation System in northwestern United States as an example to understand their effects on not only regulated flow but also reservoir storage and fraction of the demand that is met. Numerical experiments are designed to test new generic operating rules that combine storage and releases targets for multi-purpose reservoirs and to compare the use of reservoir usage priorities, withdrawals vs. consumptive demand, as well as natural vs. regulated mean flow for calibrating operating rules. Overall the best performing implementation is the use of the combined priorities (flood control storage targets and irrigation release targets) operating rules calibrated with mean annual natural flow and mean monthly withdrawals. The challenge of not accounting for groundwater withdrawals, or on the contrary, assuming that all remaining demand is met through groundwater extractions, is discussed.

Voisin, Nathalie; Li, Hongyi; Ward, Duane L.; Huang, Maoyi; Wigmosta, Mark S.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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EDIA-EISCAT comparison between small scale F-region irregularities and large scale electron density structures at sub-auroral latitudes  

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Small scale sub-auroral F-region irregularities were observed on 67 February 1984 by the two HF radars of the EDIA experiment while the EISCAT UHF system was scanning the ionosphere between 57 and 66 invariant latitude at a slightly different longitude. The bistatic EDIA system was mainly designed to detect the F-region irregularities at sub-auroral latitudes and to measure their perpendicular velocities. This paper is devoted to an examination of the morphology of the irregularity regions detected by the HF radars and of their production mechanisms, by comparison with the horizontal and vertical electron density profiles measured by EISCAT. It is shown that decametric irregularities observed at about 360430 km height are not associated with any large scale horizontal density gradients in the F-region (350km). However, a strong north-south gradient observed at lower altitudes (150200km), which is likely to indicate the southern boundary of the high energy particle precipitation zone, is well correlated with the strong scattering regions observed by the HF radars. The EISCAT electron temperature measurements at 350km height also show horizontal gradients which are well correlated with the small scale F-region irregularities. We discuss implications of these observations on the mechanisms of production of irregularities in the sub-auroral F-region.

A. Bourdillon; D. Fontaine

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MID-INFRARED POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBON AND H{sub 2} EMISSION AS A PROBE OF PHYSICAL CONDITIONS IN EXTREME PHOTODISSOCIATION REGIONS  

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Mid-infrared (mid-IR) observations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and molecular hydrogen emission are a potentially powerful tool to derive physical properties of dense environments irradiated by intense UV fields. We present new, spatially resolved, Spitzer mid-IR spectroscopy of the high UV field and dense photodissociation region (PDR) around Monoceros R2, the closest ultracompact H II region, revealing the spatial structure of ionized gas, PAHs, and H{sub 2} emissions. Using a PDR model and PAH emission feature fitting algorithm, we build a comprehensive picture of the physical conditions prevailing in the region. We show that the combination of the measurement of PAH ionization fraction and of the ratio between the H{sub 2} 0-0 S(3) and S(2) line intensities, respectively, at 9.7 and 12.3 mum, allows us to derive the fundamental parameters driving the PDR: temperature, density, and UV radiation field when they fall in the ranges T = 250-1500 K, n {sub H} = 10{sup 4}-10{sup 6} cm{sup -3}, and G {sub 0} = 10{sup 3}-10{sup 5}, respectively. These mid-IR spectral tracers thus provide a tool to probe the similar but unresolved UV-illuminated surface of protoplanetary disks or the nuclei of starburst galaxies.

Berne, O.; Goicoechea, J. R. [Centro de AstrobiologIa (CSIC/INTA), Laboratiorio de Astrofisica Molecular, Ctra. de Torrejon a Ajalvir, km 4 28850, Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid (Spain); Fuente, A. [Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, Apdo. Correos 112, 28803 Alcala de Henares, Madrid (Spain); Pilleri, P.; Joblin, C. [Universite de Toulouse, UPS, CESR, 9 ave colonel Roche, F-31028 Toulouse cedex 9 (France); Gonzalez-GarcIa, M. [LUTH, Observatoire de Paris and Universite Paris, 7 place Jansen, 92190 Meudon (France)

2009-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Diode laser measurements of H[sub 2]O line intensities and self-broadening coefficients in the 1. 4-[mu]m region  

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Precise knowledge of water vapor radiative properties in the infrared spectrum is needed for many applications. Such applications include atmospheric sounding experiments, radiative sensing of combustion processes, and optical diagnostics for gas-dynamic and aerodynamic studies. Spectrally resolved measurements of pure water vapor absorption spectra have been performed with a tunable diode laser. The laser, a distributed feedback InGaAsP diode, emits in the 1.4-[mu]m region. A total of 12 lines were studied corresponding to rovibrational transitions within the [nu][sub 1] + [nu][sub 3] and 2[nu][sub 1] vibrational bands. A Voigt profile analysis of lineshape is used to infer both intensities and self-collision-broadening coefficients of the water vapor. Good agreements is found between the observed line intensities and those recently measured by Toth. These results are apparently the first published measurements of the broadening coefficient within this spectral range.

Langlois, S.; Birbeck, T.P.; Hanson, R.K. (Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable Density Flow Modeling for Simulation Framework for Regional Geologic CO{sub 2} Storage Along Arches Province of Midwestern United States  

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The Arches Province in the Midwestern U.S. has been identified as a major area for carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) storage applications because of the intersection of Mt. Simon sandstone reservoir thickness and permeability. To better understand large-scale CO{sub 2} storage infrastructure requirements in the Arches Province, variable density scoping level modeling was completed. Three main tasks were completed for the variable density modeling: Single-phase, variable density groundwater flow modeling; Scoping level multi-phase simulations; and Preliminary basin-scale multi-phase simulations. The variable density modeling task was successful in evaluating appropriate input data for the Arches Province numerical simulations. Data from the geocellular model developed earlier in the project were translated into preliminary numerical models. These models were calibrated to observed conditions in the Mt. Simon, suggesting a suitable geologic depiction of the system. The initial models were used to assess boundary conditions, calibrate to reservoir conditions, examine grid dimensions, evaluate upscaling items, and develop regional storage field scenarios. The task also provided practical information on items related to CO{sub 2} storage applications in the Arches Province such as pressure buildup estimates, well spacing limitations, and injection field arrangements. The Arches Simulation project is a three-year effort and part of the United States Department of Energy (U.S. DOE)/National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) program on innovative and advanced technologies and protocols for monitoring/verification/accounting (MVA), simulation, and risk assessment of CO{sub 2} sequestration in geologic formations. The overall objective of the project is to develop a simulation framework for regional geologic CO{sub 2} storage infrastructure along the Arches Province of the Midwestern U.S.

Joel Sminchak

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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CO{sub 2} allowance allocation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the effect on electricity investors  

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The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is an effort by nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to develop a regional, mandatory, market-based cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electricity sector. The initiative is expected to lead to an increase in the price of electricity in the RGGI region and beyond. The implications of these changes for the value of electricity-generating assets and the market value of the firms that own them depends on the initial allocation of carbon dioxide allowances, the composition of generating assets owned by the firm, and the locations of those assets. Changes in asset values inside the RGGI region may be positive or negative, whereas changes outside of the RGGI region are almost always positive but nonetheless vary greatly. Viewing changes at the firm level aggregates and moderates both positive and negative effects on market value compared with what would be observed by looking at changes at individual facilities. Nonetheless, a particular firm's portfolio of assets is unlikely to reflect the overall composition of assets in the industry as a whole, and some firms are likely to do substantially better or worse than the industry average. 16 refs., 4 figs.

Dallas Burtraw; Danny Kahn; Karen Palmerook

2005-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mapping the Central Region of the PPN CRL 618 at Sub-arcsecond Resolution at 350 GHz  

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CRL 618 is a well-studied pre-planetary nebula. We have mapped its central region in continuum and molecular lines with the Submillimeter Array at 350 GHz at ~ 0.3" to 0.5" resolutions. Two components are seen in 350 GHz continuum: (1) a compact emission at the center tracing the dense inner part of the H II region previously detected in 23 GHz continuum and it may trace a fast ionized wind at the base, and (2) an extended thermal dust emission surrounding the H II region, tracing the dense core previously detected in HC3N at the center of the circumstellar envelope. The dense core is dusty and may contain mm-sized dust grains. It may have a density enhancement in the equatorial plane. It is also detected in carbon chain molecules HC3N and HCN, and their isotopologues, with higher excitation lines tracing closer to the central star. It is also detected in C2H3CN toward the innermost part. Most of the emission detected here arises within ~ 630 AU (~0.7") from the central star. A simple radiative transfer model...

Lee, Chin-Fei; Sahai, Raghvendra; Contreras, Carmen Sanchez

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gainesville Regional Utilities | Open Energy Information  

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Gainesville Regional Utilities Gainesville Regional Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Name Gainesville Regional Utilities Place Florida Utility Id 6909 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location FRCC NERC FRCC Yes Operates Generating Plant Yes Activity Generation Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes Activity Wholesale Marketing Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Electric - Regular Service Residential Electric - Time-of-Use Service Residential General Service Demand Industrial General Service Non-Demand Commercial Large Power Service Industrial Average Rates

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The 700-1500 cm{sup ?1} region of the S{sub 1} (A{sup ~1}B{sub 2}) state of toluene studied with resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI), zero-kinetic-energy (ZEKE) spectroscopy, and time-resolved slow-electron velocity-map imaging (tr-SEVI) spectroscopy  

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We report (nanosecond) resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI), (nanosecond) zero-kinetic-energy (ZEKE) and (picosecond) time-resolved slow-electron velocity map imaging (tr-SEVI) spectra of fully hydrogenated toluene (Tol-h{sub 8}) and the deuterated-methyl group isotopologue (?{sub 3}-Tol-d{sub 3}). Vibrational assignments are made making use of the activity observed in the ZEKE and tr-SEVI spectra, together with the results from quantum chemical and previous experimental results. Here, we examine the 7001500 cm{sup ?1} region of the REMPI spectrum, extending our previous work on the region ?700 cm{sup ?1}. We provide assignments for the majority of the S{sub 1} and cation bands observed, and in particular we gain insight regarding a number of regions where vibrations are coupled via Fermi resonance. We also gain insight into intramolecular vibrational redistribution in this molecule.

Gardner, Adrian M.; Green, Alistair M.; Tam-Reyes, Victor M.; Reid, Katharine L.; Davies, Julia A.; Parkes, Victoria H. K.; Wright, Timothy G., E-mail: Tim.Wright@nottingham.ac.uk [School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom)

2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Lake Region Electric Cooperative | Open Energy Information  

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Cooperative Cooperative (Redirected from Lake Region Coop Elec Assn) Jump to: navigation, search Name Lake Region Electric Cooperative Place Minnesota Utility Id 10618 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location MRO NERC MRO Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png 2013 Residential and Farm Rates Residential Interruptible Heating(Domestic Use) Interruptible Heating(Non-Domestic Use) Residential Irrigation Rate Commercial Large Commercial Commercial Offpeak Storage Residential Simultaneous Purchase and Sale Small Commercial Commercial

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Economic Congestion Relief Across Multiple Regions Requires Tradable Physical Flow-gate Rights  

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PWP-076 Economic Congestion Relief Across Multiple Regions Requires Tradable Physical Flow.ucei.berkeley.edu/ucei #12;Economic Congestion Relief Across Multiple Regions Requires Tradable Physical Flow-gate Rights- mission use. The North American Electric Reliability Council NERC is in the process of implementing

California at Berkeley. University of

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HIGH-ACCURACY QUARTIC FORCE FIELD CALCULATIONS FOR THE SPECTROSCOPIC CONSTANTS AND VIBRATIONAL FREQUENCIES OF 1{sup 1} A' l-C{sub 3}H{sup -}: A POSSIBLE LINK TO LINES OBSERVED IN THE HORSEHEAD NEBULA PHOTODISSOCIATION REGION  

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It has been shown that rotational lines observed in the Horsehead nebula photodissociation region (PDR) are probably not caused by l-C{sub 3}H{sup +}, as was originally suggested. In the search for viable alternative candidate carriers, quartic force fields are employed here to provide highly accurate rotational constants, as well as fundamental vibrational frequencies, for another candidate carrier: 1 {sup 1} A' C{sub 3}H{sup -}. The ab initio computed spectroscopic constants provided in this work are, compared to those necessary to define the observed lines, as accurate as the computed spectroscopic constants for many of the known interstellar anions. Additionally, the computed D{sub eff} for C{sub 3}H{sup -} is three times closer to the D deduced from the observed Horsehead nebula lines relative to l-C{sub 3}H{sup +}. As a result, 1 {sup 1} A' C{sub 3}H{sup -} is a more viable candidate for these observed rotational transitions. It has been previously proposed that at least C{sub 6}H{sup -} may be present in the Horsehead nebular PDR formed by way of radiative attachment through its dipole-bound excited state. C{sub 3}H{sup -} could form in a similar way through its dipole-bound state, but its valence excited state increases the number of relaxation pathways possible to reach the ground electronic state. In turn, the rate of formation for C{sub 3}H{sup -} could be greater than the rate of its destruction. C{sub 3}H{sup -} would be the seventh confirmed interstellar anion detected within the past decade and the first C{sub n}H{sup -} molecular anion with an odd n.

Fortenberry, Ryan C.; Lee, Timothy J. [NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000 (United States); Huang, Xinchuan [SETI Institute, 189 Bernardo Avenue, Suite 100, Mountain View, CA 94043 (United States); Crawford, T. Daniel, E-mail: Timothy.J.Lee@nasa.gov [Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (United States)

2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic scattering of pions from tritium and {sup 3}He in the backward hemisphere in the region of the {Delta}{sub 33}(1232) resonance  

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Several experiments have measured nominally-charge-symmetric scattering of pions from tritium ({sup 3}H) and {sup 3}He. These experiments have covered incident pion energies from 142 MeV to 295 MeV and scattering angles up to 110{degrees} in the laboratory. The results have been used to study charge-symmetry breaking and nuclear scattering systematics. In the work I have extended these measurements to angles near 180{degrees} for pion energies of 142 MeV, 180 MeV, 220 MeV, and 256 MeV, which bracket the {Delta}{sub 33} pion-nucleon resonance. This is the most extensive set of {pi}T and {pi}{sup 3}He data in this kinematical region. It will allow tests of scattering theory of pion-nucleus interactions and charge-symmetry breaking in back-angle scattering, and, within the limits of these two theories, it may help improve our understanding of the structure of these nuclei.

Matthews, S.K.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - ACOE Regional HydroPower Conference Presentation.ppt  

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FEDERAL FEDERAL HYDROPOWER CONFERENCE Tulsa, Oklahoma June 10 - 11, 2009 NERC Requirements for Generator Owner and Operator Sarah M. Blankenship, NERC Compliance Officer How do we create a culture that combines Processes, Policies and Procedures, PEOPLE and Technology? Development of an Internal NERC Compliance Program Applicable NERC Requirements for Functions GOP GO BAL-005-0 R1 CIP-001-1 R1R2 R3R4 (Sabotage Reporting) COM-002-2 R1(Communications) EOP-004-1 R2 R3 (Disturbance Reporting) Can be combined into an Integrated Plan with CIP-001-1 and CIP-008-1. EOP-009-0 R1 R2 (Regional Black Start Capability Plan) Applicable NERC Requirements for Functions GOP GO FAC-002-0 R1R2 (Coordination of Plans for New Facilities) FAC-008-1 R1 R1.1R1.2 R1.2.1R1.2.2 R1.3 R1.3.1R1.3.2

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GIS-Based Regionalized Life Cycle Assessment: How Big Is Small Enough? Methodology and Case Study of Electricity Generation  

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GIS-Based Regionalized Life Cycle Assessment: How Big Is Small Enough? ... Several data sets were combined to form a life cycle inventory database of all large electricity generators in the United States for the year 2005. ... The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) defines 10 regions, mapped in section 5 of the SI, that have their own regulatory or technical independence. ...

Christopher L. Mutel; Stephan Pfister; Stefanie Hellweg

2011-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin asymmetries A[sub 1] of the proton and the deuteron in the low [ital x] and low Q[sup 2] region from polarized high energy muon scattering  

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We present the results of the spin asymmetries A[sub 1] of the proton and the deuteron in the kinematic region extending down to x=6[times]10[sup [minus]5] and Q[sup 2]=0.01 hthinsp;GeV[sup 2]. The data were taken with a dedicated low [ital x] trigger, which required hadron detection in addition to the scattered muon, so as to reduce the background at low [ital x]. The results complement our previous measurements and the two sets are consistent in the overlap region. No significant spin effects are found in the newly explored region. thinsp [copyright] [ital 1999] [ital The American Physical Society

Baum, G.; Bueltmann, S.; Kraemer, D.; Kyynaeraeinen, J.; Tripet, A. (University of Bielefeld, Physics Department, D-33501 Bielefeld (Germany)); Arik, E.; Cuhadar, T.; Ozben, C.; Unel, G. (Bogazici University and Istanbul Technical University, 80676 Istanbul (Turkey)); Goertz, S.; Meyer, W.; Reicherz, G. (University of Bochum, Physics Department, D-44780 Bochum (Germany)); Derro, B.; Dulya, C.; Igo, G.; Whitten, C. (University of California, Department of Physics, Los Angeles, California 90024 (United States)); Hautle, P.; Heusch, C.A.; Kroeger, W.; Niinikoski, T.O.; Raedel, G.; Stiegler, U.; Voss, R. (CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland)); Gilly, H.; Kessler, H.J.; Landgraf, U.; Witzmann, A. (University of Freiburg, Physics Department, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany)); Stuhrmann, H.; Willumeit, R.; Zhao, J. (GKSS, D-21494 Geesthacht (Germany)); Berglund, P.; Kyynaeraeinen, J. (Helsinki University of Technology, Low Temperature Laboratory and Institute of Particle Physics Technology,

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature-dependent collision-broadening parameters of H[sub 2]O lines in the 1. 4-[mu]m region using diode laser absorption spectroscopy  

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Radiative properties of water vapor in the infrared spectrum are important in a variety of applications, including atmospheric sounding experiments, radiative sensing of combustion processes, and optical diagnostics for gasdynamic and aerodynamic studies. Here, spectrally resolved measurements of water vapor absorption spectra near 1.4 [mu]m have been performed with a tunable, distributed-feedback InGaAsP diode laser. A lineshape analysis was used to infer the collision-broadening coefficient of 11 rovibrational transitions in the [nu] + [nu][sub 3] and 2[nu][sub 1] vibration bands perturbed separately by N[sub 2], O[sub 2], CO[sub 2], and H[sub 2]. The temperature dependence of the broadening coefficients was determined using a temperature-controlled static cell and a pressure-driven shock tube over the range 300--1,200 K. The measured coefficients are in good agreement with the previous calculations of Delaye. Also, agreement is found between prior experimental data, obtained for the same rotational transitions but different vibration bands, and the results.

Langlois, S.; Birbeck, T.P.; Hanson, R.K. (Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lake Region Electric Assn, Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Lake Region Electric Assn, Inc Lake Region Electric Assn, Inc Place South Dakota Utility Id 10632 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location MRO NERC RFC Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png General Service - Large Three Phase Heating(Separate Metering) Industrial General Service Single Phase Commercial General Service Single Phase (Heat-separate meter) Commercial General Service- Large Three-Phase Controlled Commercial General Service- Large Three-Phase uncontrolled Industrial General Service- Seasonal Service Commercial General Service- Small Three-Phase Commercial

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Evidence for tt?? Production and Measurement of (?<sub> tt?sub>)?/(?tt?>)  

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Using data corresponding to 6.0 fb-1 of pp? collisions at ?s = 1.96 TeV collected by the CDF II detector, we present a cross section measurement of top-quark pair production with an additional radiated photon, tt??. The events are selected by looking for a lepton (ell), a photon (?), significant transverse momentum imbalance (E<sub>T>), large total transverse energy, and three or more jets, with at least one identified as containing a b quark (b). The tt?? sample requires the photon to have 10 GeV or more of transverse energy, and to be in the central region. Using an event selection optimized for the tt?? candidate sample we measure the production cross section of tt? (?<sub>tt?>), and the ratio of cross sections of the two samples. Control samples in the dilepton+photon and lepton+photon+E<sub>T>, channels are constructed to aid in decay product identification and background measurements. We observe 30 tt?? candidate events compared to the standard model expectation of 26.9 3.4 events. We measure the tt?? cross section (?<sub>tt?>) to be 0.18 0.08 pb, and the ratio of ?<sub>tt?>? to ?<sub>tt?> to be 0.024 0.009. Assuming no tt?? production, we observe a probability of 0.0015 of the background events alone producing 30 events or more, corresponding to 3.0 standard deviations.

Aaltonen, T [Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Alvarez Gonzalez, B [Oviedo U.; Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Amerio, S [INFN, Padua; Amidei, D [Michigan U.; Anastassov, A [Northwestern U.; Annovi, A [Frascati; Antos, J [Comenius U.; Apollinari, G [Fermilab; Appel, J A [Fermilab; Apresyan, A [Purdue U.; Arisawa, T [Waseda U.; Dubna, JINR

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Phase stability, structures and properties of the (Bi{sub 2}){sub m} (Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}){sub n} natural superlattices  

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The phase stability of the (Bi{sub 2}){sub m} (Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}){sub n} natural superlattices has been investigated through the low temperature solid state synthesis of a number of new binary Bi{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} compositions. Powder X-ray diffraction revealed that an infinitely adaptive series forms for 0.44{<=}x{<=}0.70, while an unusual 2-phase region with continuously changing compositions is observed for 0.41{<=}x{<=}0.43. For x>0.70, mixtures of elemental Bi and an almost constant composition (Bi{sub 2}){sub m} (Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}){sub n} phase are observed. Rietveld analysis of synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data collected on Bi{sub 2}Te (m=2, n=1) revealed substantial interchange of Bi and Te between Bi{sub 2} and Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} blocks, demonstrating that the block compositions are variable. All investigated phase pure compositions are degenerate semiconductors with low residual resistivity ratios and moderate positive magnetoresistances (R/R{sub 0}=1.05 in 9 T). The maximum Seebeck coefficient is +80 {mu}V K{sup -1} for x=0.63, leading to an estimated thermoelectric figure of merit, zT=0.2 at 250 K. - Graphical abstract: An infinite number of possible (Bi{sub 2}){sub m} (Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}){sub n} structures exist for Bi{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} compositions between x=0.44 and x=0.70. Compositions near x=2/3 are promising p-type thermoelectrics. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Phase Stability of the (Bi{sub 2}){sub m}{center_dot}(Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}){sub n} Natural Superlattices. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermoelectric Properties in the Bi{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} Phase Diagram. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Crystal Structure of Bi{sub 2}Te from Synchrotron X-ray Powder Diffraction.

Bos, J.-W.G., E-mail: j.w.g.bos@hw.ac.uk [Institute of Chemical Sciences and Centre for Advanced Energy Storage and Recovery, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)] [Institute of Chemical Sciences and Centre for Advanced Energy Storage and Recovery, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS (United Kingdom); Faucheux, F.; Downie, R.A. [Institute of Chemical Sciences and Centre for Advanced Energy Storage and Recovery, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)] [Institute of Chemical Sciences and Centre for Advanced Energy Storage and Recovery, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS (United Kingdom); Marcinkova, A. [School of Chemistry and Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JJ (United Kingdom)] [School of Chemistry and Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JJ (United Kingdom)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient conversion of Nd:YAG laser radiationto the eye-safe spectral region by stimulated Raman scatteringin BaWO{sub 4} crystal  

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The possibility of increasing the efficiency of one-cascade 1.5-{mu}m SRS lasing in a BaWO{sub 4} crystal placed into an external SRS cavity and pumped by a nanosecond Nd:YAG laser at a wavelength of 1.34 {mu}m is studied. Conditions that prevent energy outflow to the second Stokes SRS component with a wavelength of 1.78 {mu}m are found, which allowed us to increase the efficiency of one-cascade intracavity SRS lasing at 1.53 {mu}m up to 60% and the slope efficiency up to the quantum limit ({approx}80% at the SRS pulse energy up to 20 mJ). The use of pumping by laser pulse trains provided the possibility of increasing the 1.53-{mu}m SRS radiation energy to 40 mJ in a three-pulse train. (nonlinear optical phenomena)

Basiev, Tasoltan T; Basieva, M N; Ivleva, Lyudmila I; Osiko, Vyacheslav V [A M Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation); Gavrilov, A V; Ershkov, M N; Smetanin, Sergei N; Fedin, Aleksandr V [V.A. Degtyarev Kovrov State Technological Academy, Kovrov, Vladimir region (Russian Federation)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 6.2 Electricity Generation, Transmission...  

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Low energy N{sub 2} ion bombardment for removal of (HfO{sub 2}){sub x}(SiON){sub 1-x} in dilute HF  

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The ion assisted wet removal of (HfO{sub 2}){sub x}(SiON){sub 1-x} high dielectric constant (k) materials and its effect on electrical properties were investigated. Crystallization temperature of (HfO{sub 2}){sub x}(SiON){sub 1-x} increased as the percentage of SiON increased. The crystallized (HfO{sub 2}){sub 0.6}(SiON){sub 0.4} was damaged and turned to an amorphous film via incorporation of N species into the film by N{sub 2} plasma treatment. In addition, the structure of (HfO{sub 2}){sub 0.6}(SiON){sub 0.4} was disintegrated into HfO{sub 2}, SiO(N), and ON after N{sub 2} plasma treatment. N{sub 2} plasmas using low bias power were applied for wet removal of high-k films and the mechanism of the ion assisted wet removal process was explored. When high bias power was applied, the surface of source and drain regions was nitrided via the reaction between N and Si substrates. Feasibility of the low bias power assisted wet removal process was demonstrated for short channel high-k metal oxide semiconductor device fabrication by the smaller shift of threshold voltage, compared to the high bias power assisted wet removal process as well as the wet-etching-only process.

Hwang, Wan Sik; Cho, Byung-Jin; Chan, Daniel S. H.; Yoo, Won Jong [Silicon Nano Device Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, E4A 02-04, Engineering Drive 3, 117576 Singapore (Singapore); SKKU Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT) and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University 300 Cheoncheon-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 440-746 (Korea, Republic of)

2007-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A correlated K-distribution model of the heating rates for H[sub 2]O and a molecular mixture in the 0-2500 cm[sup [minus]1] wavelength region in the atmosphere between 0 and 60 km  

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For this report a prototype infrared radiative transfer model using a correlated k-distribution technique to calculate the transmission between atmospheric levels has been used to calculate the radiative fluxes and heating rates for H[sub 2]O and a mixture of the major molecular absorbers in the atmosphere between 0 and 60 km. The mixture consists of H[sub 2]O, CO[sub 2], O[sub 3], CH[sub 4], and N[sub 2]O. The wave number range considered is 0-2500 cm[sup [minus]1]. The use of the k-distribution method allows 25 cm[sup [minus]1] wave number bins to produce fluxes and heating rates which are within ten percent of the results of detailed line by line calculations.

Grossman, A S; Grant, K E

1992-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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.

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

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Composition of saturn's atmosphere at northern temperate latitudes from Voyager iris spectra: NH/sub 3/, PH/sub 3/, C/sub 2/H/sub 2/, C/sub 2/H/sub 6/, CH/sub 3/D, CH/sub 4/, and the saturnian D/H isotopic ratio  

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The abundances of minor atmospheric constituents at northern Saturnian latitudes have been inferred from infrared emission spectra recorded by Voyager. The NH/sub 3/, PH/sub 3/, C/sub 2/H/sub 2/, and C/sub 2/H/sub 6/ vertical distributions have been determined from spectra selected in a cloud-free region centered approximately at the latitude of the Voyager 2 radio-occultation point (36.5 N). The NH/sub 3/ mixing ratio in the upper troposphere is found to be compatible with the saturated partial pressure. The inferred PH/sub 3//H/sub 2/ ratio of 1.4 +- 0.8 x 10/sup -6/ is higher than the value derived from the solar P/H ratio, and the PH/sub 3/ vertical profile may extend somewhat into the stratosphere, up to a few millibars. The stratospheric C/sub 2/H/sub 2//H/sub 2/ and C/sub 2/H/sub 6//H/sub 2/ ratios are, respectively, 2.1 +- 1.4 x 10/sup -7/ and 3.0 x 1.1 x 10/sup -6/; the latter decreases sharply below the 20-50 mbar level. A larger selection of spectra yields CH/sub 3/D/H/sub 2/ = 3.9 +- 2.5 x 10/sup -7/ and CH/sub 4//H/sub 2/ = 4.5/sup +2.4//sub -1.9/ x 10/sup -3/. This result implies an enrichment of Saturn's upper atmosphere is carbon by at least a factor of 3 over the solar abundance. The D/H value resulting from our CH/sub 3/D/CH/sub 4/ ratio is 1.6/sup +1.3//sub -1.2/ x 10/sup -5/, significantly lower than previous determinations obtained from HD lines; it is also less than half of the IRIS-inferred Jovian value. Finally, the interpretation of two NH/sub 3/ lines in the 5 ..mu..m window suggests a NH/sub 3/H/sub 2/ ratio at the 2 bar level below the solar value.

Courtin, R.; Gautier, D.; Marten, A.; Bezard, B.; Hanel, R.

1984-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibrational spectroscopy of the ammoniated ammonium ions NH sub 4 sup + (NH sub 3 ) sub n (n = 1-10)  

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The gas-phase vibration-internal rotation spectra of mass-selected ammoniated ammonium ions, NH{sub 4}{sup +}(NH{sub 3}){sub n} (for n = 1-10), have been observed from 2600 to 4000 cm{sup {minus}1}. The spectra show vibrational features that have been assigned to modes involving both the ion core species, NH{sub 4}{sup +}, and the first shell NH{sub 3} solvent molecules. Nearly free internal rotation of the solvent molecules about their local C{sub 3} axes in the first solvation shell has been observed in the smaller clusters (n = 1-6). For the larger clusters studied (n = 7-10) the spectra converge, with little difference between clusters differing by one solvent molecule. For these clusters, the spectrum in the 3200-3500 cm{sup {minus}1} region is quite similar to that of liquid ammonia, and the entire region of 2600-3500 cm{sup {minus}1} also bears considerable resemblance to the spectra of ammonium salts dissolved in liquid ammonia under some chemical conditions. This indicates the onset of a liquidlike environment for the ion core and first shell solvent molecules in clusters as small as NH{sub 4}{sup +}(NH{sub 3}){sub 8}.

Price, J.M.; Crofton, M.W.; Lee, Y.T. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States) Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States))

1991-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical remote monitoring of CH/sub 4/ gas using low-loss optical fiber link and InGaAsP light-emitting diode in 1. 33-. mu. m region  

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Purely optical remote monitoring of low-level CH/sub 4/ gas is realized for the first time by the method employing a 2-km long-distance, low-loss silica optical fiber link and a compact absorption cell in conjunction with a high radiant InGaAsP light-emitting diode (LED) at 1.33 ..mu..m. Based on the present experiment, the detection limit of CH/sub 4/ in air was confirmed to be approximately 2000 ppm, i.e., 4% of the lower explosion limit of CH/sub 4/. This result supports the conclusion that the fully optical remote sensing system incorporating ultralow loss optical fiber networks and near infrared LEDs or laser diodes can be extensively used for the detection and surveillance of various inflammable and/or explosive gases in industrial and mining complexes as well as in residential areas.

Chan, K.; Ito, H.; Inaba, H.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentration profiles across twin boundaries in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+{delta}}  

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Twin boundaries in polycrystalline YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+{delta}} have been studied by atom-probe field-ion microscopy. Oxygen depletion at a twin boundary in a {delta}=0.6 material was observed. The width of the depleted region was 6{endash}7 nm. It agrees well with the width of oxygen depletion calculated from the oxygen-depleted twin boundary model by Jou and Washburn. However, a twin boundary in a {delta}=0.9 material did not show any oxygen depletion. This study provides direct evidence of oxygen depletion at twin boundaries in polycrystalline YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+{delta}} ceramics. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Hu, Q.; Stiller, K.; Olsson, E.; Andren, H. [Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Goeteborg, S-412 96 Goeteborg (Sweden)] [Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Goeteborg, S-412 96 Goeteborg (Sweden); Berastegui, P.; Johansson, L. [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Goeteborg, S-412 96 Goeteborg (Sweden)] [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Goeteborg, S-412 96 Goeteborg (Sweden)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of N{sub 2}, O{sub 2}, and Ar plasma treatments on the removal of crystallized HfO{sub 2} film  

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The effects of plasma treatment using Ar, N{sub 2}, and O{sub 2} on the removal of crystallized HfO{sub 2} films in a dilute HF solution were studied. The resulting damage in source and drain regions, and recess in isolation regions were also investigated. It was found that plasma nitridation with an ion energy of several hundred electron volts can lower the wet etch resistance of crystallized HfO{sub 2} films up to 70 A thick through the generation of Hf-N bonds. However, thermal nitridation did not introduce sufficient nitrogen into bulk crystallized HfO{sub 2} films to lower wet etch resistance. Plasma nitridation without bias power introduced nitrogen to the crystallized HfO{sub 2} in the region only within 10 A of the surface. The enhancement of the etch rate of crystallized HfO{sub 2} in dilute HF and the amount of recess in the active and isolation regions using N{sub 2}, O{sub 2}, and Ar plasma treatment have been evaluated. Results show that N{sub 2} plasma treatment is the most effective in enhancing the removal rate of crystallized HfO{sub 2} in dilute HF and minimizing recess on substrate among the plasmas studied.

Chen Jinghao; Yoo, Won Jong; Chan, Daniel S.H. [Silicon Nano Device Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576 (Singapore)

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Band gap engineering of In{sub 2}O{sub 3} by alloying with Tl{sub 2}O{sub 3}  

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Efficient modulation of the bandgap of In{sub 2}O{sub 3} will open up a route to improved electronic properties. We demonstrate using ab initio calculations that Tl incorporation into In{sub 2}O{sub 3} reduces the band gap and confirm that narrowing of the gap is observed by X-ray photoemission spectroscopy on ceramic surfaces. Incorporation of Tl does not break the symmetry of the allowed optical transitions, meaning that the doped thin films should retain optical transparency in the visible region, in combination with a lowering of the conduction band effective mass. We propose that Tl-doping may be an efficient way to increase the dopability and carrier mobility of In{sub 2}O{sub 3}.

Scanlon, David O., E-mail: d.scanlon@ucl.ac.uk [Kathleen Lonsdale Materials Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ (United Kingdom); Diamond Light Source Ltd., Diamond House, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0DE (United Kingdom); Regoutz, Anna; Egdell, Russell G. [Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QR (United Kingdom)] [Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QR (United Kingdom); Morgan, David J. [Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI), School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT (United Kingdom)] [Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI), School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT (United Kingdom); Watson, Graeme W. [School of Chemistry and CRANN, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2 (Ireland)] [School of Chemistry and CRANN, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2 (Ireland)

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Colossal anisotropic resistivity and oriented magnetic domains in strained La{sub 0.325}Pr{sub 0.3}Ca{sub 0.375}MnO{sub 3} films  

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Magnetic and resistive anisotropies have been studied for the La{sub 0.325}Pr{sub 0.3}Ca{sub 0.375}MnO{sub 3} films with different thicknesses grown on low symmetric (011)-oriented (LaAlO{sub 3}){sub 0.3}(SrAl{sub 0.5}Ta{sub 0.5}O{sub 3}){sub 0.7} substrates. In the magnetic and electronic phase separation region, a colossal anisotropic resistivity (AR) of ?10{sup 5}% and an anomalous large anisotropic magnetoresistance can be observed for 30 nm film. However, for 120 nm film, the maximum AR decreases significantly (?2??10{sup 3}%) due to strain relaxation. The colossal AR is strongly associated with the oriented formation of magnetic domains, and the features of the strain effects are believed to be useful for the design of artificial materials and devices.

Jiang, Tao; Yang, Shengwei; Liu, Yukuai; Zhao, Wenbo; Feng, Lei; Li, Xiaoguang, E-mail: lixg@ustc.edu.cn [Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Zhou, Haibiao; Lu, Qingyou [Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230031 (China); Hou, Yubin [High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230031 (China)

2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Cationic disorder and Mn{sup 3+}/Mn{sup 4+} charge ordering in the B? and B? sites of Ca{sub 3}Mn{sub 2}NbO{sub 9} perovskite: a comparison with Ca{sub 3}Mn{sub 2}WO{sub 9}  

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We describe the preparation, crystal structure determination, magnetic and transport properties of two novel Mn-containing perovskites, with a different electronic configuration for Mn atoms located in B site. Ca{sub 3}Mn{sup 3+}{sub 2}WO{sub 9} and Ca{sub 3}Mn{sup 3+/4+}{sub 2}NbO{sub 9} were synthesized by standard ceramic procedures; the crystallographic structure was studied from X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) and neutron powder diffraction (NPD). Both phases exhibit a monoclinic symmetry (S.G.: P2{sub 1}/n); Ca{sub 3}Mn{sub 2}WO{sub 9} presents a long-range ordering over the B sites, whereas Ca{sub 3}Mn{sub 2}NbO{sub 9} is strongly disordered. By in-situ NPD, the temperature evolution of the structure study presents an interesting evolution in the octahedral size (?MnO?) for Ca{sub 3}Mn{sub 2}NbO{sub 9}, driven by a charge ordering effect between Mn{sup 3+} and Mn{sup 4+} atoms, related to the anomaly observed in the transport measurements at T?160 K. Both materials present a magnetic order below T{sub C}=30 K and 40 K for W and Nb materials, respectively. The magneto-transport measurements display non-negligible magnetoresistance properties in the paramagnetic regime. - Graphical abstract: Comparison between the octahedron size and the magnetic behaviour for Ca{sub 3}Mn{sub 2}NbO{sub 9} in the temperature region where the charge and magnetic order occur. Display Omitted - Highlights: Two novel Mn-containing double perovskites were obtained by solid-state reactions. Both double perovskites are monoclinic (P2{sub 1}/n) determined by XRPD and NPD. Ca{sub 3}Mn{sub 2}WO{sub 9} contains Mn{sup 3+} while Ca{sub 3}Mn{sub 2}NbO{sub 9} includes mixed-valence cations Mn{sup 3+}/Mn{sup 4+}. Ca{sub 3}Mn{sub 2}NbO{sub 9} presents a charge-ordering effect between Mn{sup 3+} and Mn{sup 4+} evidenced by NPD. The magnetic and transport studies evidenced the charge ordering in Ca{sub 3}Mn{sub 2}NbO{sub 9}.

Lpez, C.A., E-mail: calopez@unsl.edu.ar [INTEQUI-rea de Qumica General e Inorgnica Dr. G. F. Puelles, Facultad de Qumica, Bioqumica y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Chacabuco y Pedernera, 5700 San Luis (Argentina); Centro Atmico Bariloche, Comisin Nacional de Energa Atmica and Instituto Balseiro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, 8400S.C. de Bariloche, Ro Negro (Argentina); Saleta, M.E. [Centro Atmico Bariloche, Comisin Nacional de Energa Atmica and Instituto Balseiro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, 8400S.C. de Bariloche, Ro Negro (Argentina); Pedregosa, J.C. [INTEQUI-rea de Qumica General e Inorgnica Dr. G. F. Puelles, Facultad de Qumica, Bioqumica y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Chacabuco y Pedernera, 5700 San Luis (Argentina); Snchez, R.D. [Centro Atmico Bariloche, Comisin Nacional de Energa Atmica and Instituto Balseiro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, 8400S.C. de Bariloche, Ro Negro (Argentina); Alonso, J.A. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid (Spain); and others

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Wave-function engineering and absorption spectra in Si{sub 0.16}Ge{sub 0.84}/Ge{sub 0.94}Sn{sub 0.06}/Si{sub 0.16}Ge{sub 0.84} strained on relaxed Si{sub 0.10}Ge{sub 0.90} type I quantum well  

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We theoretically investigate germanium-tin alloy as a semiconductor for the design of near infrared optical modulators in which the Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} alloy is the active region. We have calculated the electronic band parameters for heterointerfaces between strained Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} and relaxed Si{sub 1?y}Ge{sub y}. Then, a type-I strain-compensated Si{sub 0.10}Ge{sub 0.90}/Si{sub 0.16}Ge{sub 0.84}/Ge{sub 0.94}Sn{sub 0.06} quantum well heterostructure optimized in terms of compositions and thicknesses is studied by solving Schrdinger equation without and under applied bias voltage. The strong absorption coefficient (>1.5??10{sup 4}?cm{sup ?1}) and the shift of the direct transition under large Stark effect at 3?V are useful characteristics for the design of optoelectronic devices based on compressively strained IV-IV heterostructures at near infrared wavelengths.

Yahyaoui, N., E-mail: naima.yahyaoui@yahoo.fr, E-mail: moncef-said@yahoo.fr; Sfina, N.; Said, M., E-mail: naima.yahyaoui@yahoo.fr, E-mail: moncef-said@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de la Matire Condense et des Nanosciences (LMCN), Dpartement de Physique, Facult des Sciences de Monastir, Avenue de l'Environnement, 5019 Monastir (Tunisia); Lazzari, J.-L. [Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM), UMR CNRS 7325, Aix-Marseille Universit, Case 913, Campus de Luminy, 13288 Marseille cedex 9 (France); Bournel, A. [Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale (IEF), UMR CNRS 8622, Universit Paris-Sud, Bt. 220, 91405 Orsay cedex (France)

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Matthews, Adrian

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New chalcogenide glasses in the CdTe-AgI-As{sub 2}Te{sub 3} system  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Determination of the glass-forming region in the pseudo-ternary CdTe-AgI-As{sub 2}Te{sub 3} system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Characterization of macroscopic properties of the new CdTe-AgI-As{sub 2}Te{sub 3} glasses. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Characterization of the total conductivity of CdTe-AgI-As{sub 2}Te{sub 3} glasses. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Comparison between the selenide and telluride equivalent systems. -- Abstract: Chalcogenide glasses in the pseudo-ternary CdTe-AgI-As{sub 2}Te{sub 3} system were synthesized and the glass-forming range was determined. The maximum content of CdTe in this glass system was found to be equal to 15 mol.%. The macroscopic characterizations of samples have consisted in Differential Scanning Calorimetry, density, and X-ray diffraction measurements. The cadmium telluride addition does not generate any significant change in the glass transition temperature but the resistance of binary AgI-As{sub 2}Te{sub 3} glasses towards crystallisation is estimated to be decreasing on the base of {Delta}T = T{sub x} - T{sub g} parameter. The total electrical conductivity {sigma} was measured by complex impedance spectroscopy. First, the CdTe additions in the (AgI){sub 0.5}(As{sub 2}Te{sub 3}){sub 0.5} host glass, (CdTe){sub x}(AgI){sub 0.5-x/2}(As{sub 2}Te{sub 3}){sub 0.5-x/2} lead to a conductivity decrease at x {<=} 0.05. Then, the behaviour is reversed at 0.05 {<=} x {<=} 0.15. The obtained results are discussed by comparison with the equivalent selenide system.

Kassem, M. [Univ. Picardie Jules Verne, F-80000 Amiens (France)] [Univ. Picardie Jules Verne, F-80000 Amiens (France); Le Coq, D., E-mail: david.lecoq@univ-littoral.fr [Univ. Lille Nord de France, F-59000 Lille (France); ULCO, LPCA, EA 4493, F-59140 Dunkerque (France); Boidin, R.; Bychkov, E. [Univ. Lille Nord de France, F-59000 Lille (France) [Univ. Lille Nord de France, F-59000 Lille (France); ULCO, LPCA, EA 4493, F-59140 Dunkerque (France)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Conditions for uniform growth of GaAs/sub 1-//sub x-italic/P/sub x-italic/ superlattices  

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Nonplanar morphology and compositional inhomogeneity are observed in GaAs/sub 1-//sub x-italic/P/sub x-italic/ superlattices when the phosphorus content is substantially different in adjacent sublayers. The main characteristic feature of the distortion is a series of ribbonlike regions running through the superlattice which etch at a faster rate and contain more phosphorus than the surrounding material and are also the source of clusters of dislocations. Morphological stability and a general decrease in dislocation density can be effected by decreasing the interlayer strain, i.e., compositional difference, between the superlattice sublayers.

Blakeslee, A.E.; Kibbler, A.; Wanlass, M.W.; Biefeld, R.M.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical and electrical characterization of an atmospheric pressure microplasma jet for Ar/CH{sub 4} and Ar/C{sub 2}H{sub 2} mixtures  

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A rf microplasma jet working at atmospheric pressure has been characterized for Ar, He, and Ar/CH{sub 4} and Ar/C{sub 2}H{sub 2} mixtures. The microdischarge has a coaxial configuration, with a gap between the inner and outer electrodes of 250 {mu}m. The main flow runs through the gap of the coaxial structure, while the reactive gases are inserted through a capillary as inner electrode. The discharge is excited using a rf of 13.56 MHz, and rms voltages around 200-250 V and rms currents of 0.4-0.6 A are obtained. Electron densities around 8x10{sup 20} m{sup -3} and gas temperatures lower than 400 K have been measured using optical emission spectroscopy for main flows of 3 slm and inner capillary flows of 160 SCCM. By adjusting the flows, the flow pattern prevents the mixing of the reactive species with the ambient air in the discharge region, so that no traces of air are found even when the microplasma is operated in an open atmosphere. This is shown in Ar/CH{sub 4} and Ar/C{sub 2}H{sub 2} plasmas, where no CO and CN species are present and the optical emission spectroscopy spectra are mainly dominated by CH and C{sub 2} bands. The ratio of these two species follows different trends with the amount of precursor for Ar/CH{sub 4} and Ar/C{sub 2}H{sub 2} mixtures, showing the presence of distinct chemistries in each of them. In Ar/C{sub 2}H{sub 2} plasmas, CH{sub x} species are produced mainly by electron impact dissociation of C{sub 2}H{sub 2} molecules, and the CH{sub x}/C{sub 2}H{sub x} ratio is independent of the precursor amount. In Ar/CH{sub 4} mixtures, C{sub 2}H{sub x} species are formed mainly by recombination of CH{sub x} species through three-body reactions, so that the CH{sub x}/C{sub 2}H{sub x} ratio depends on the amount of CH{sub 4} present in the mixture. All these properties make our microplasma design of great interest for applications such as thin film growth or surface treatment.

Yanguas-Gil, A.; Focke, K.; Benedikt, J.; Keudell, A. von [Arbeitsgruppe Reaktive Plasmen, Fakultaet fuer Physik und Astronomie, Ruhr Universitaet Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum (Germany)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPLORING THE CENTRAL SUB-PARSEC REGION OF THE {gamma}-RAY BRIGHT RADIO GALAXY 3C 84 WITH VLBA AT 43 GHz IN THE PERIOD OF 2002-2008  

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Following the discovery of a new radio component right before the GeV {gamma}-ray detection since 2008 August by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, we present a detailed study of the kinematics and light curve on the central sub-parsec scale of 3C 84 using the archival Very Long Baseline Array 43 GHz data covering the period between 2002 January and 2008 November. We find that the new component 'C3', previously reported by the observations with the Very Long Baseline Interferometer Exploration of Radio Astrometry, was already formed in 2003. The flux density of C3 increases moderately until 2008, and then it becomes brighter rapidly after 2008. The radio core, C1, also shows a similar trend. The apparent speed of C3 with reference to the core C1 shows moderate acceleration from 0.10c to 0.47c between 2003 November and 2008 November, but is still sub-relativistic. We further try to fit the observed broadband spectrum by the one-zone synchrotron self-Compton model using the measured apparent speed of C3. The fit can reproduce the observed {gamma}-ray emission, but does not agree with the observed radio spectral index between 22 and 43 GHz.

Suzuki, Kenta [Institute of Astronomy, University of Tokyo, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0015 (Japan); Nagai, Hiroshi; Kino, Motoki; Kobayashi, Hideyuki [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Kataoka, Jun [Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan); Asada, Keiichi; Inoue, Makoto [Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, P.O. Box 23-141, Taipei 10617, Taiwan, R.O.C. (China); Doi, Akihiro [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Yoshinodai 3-1-1, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara 252-5210 (Japan); Orienti, Monica; Giovannini, Gabriele; Giroletti, Marcello [INAF Istituto di Radioastronomia, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna (Italy); Laehteenmaeki, Anne; Tornikoski, Merja; Leon-Tavares, Jonathan [Aalto University Metsaehovi Radio Observatory, Metsaehovintie 114, FIN-02540 Kylmaelae (Finland); Bach, Uwe [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Auf dem Huegel 69, 53121 Bonn (Germany); Kameno, Seiji [Faculty of Science, Kagoshima University, 1-21-35 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890-0065 (Japan)

2012-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Origin of periodic domain structure in Er{sup 3+}-doped beta'-(Sm,Gd){sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 3} crystal lines patterned by laser irradiations in glasses  

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Er{sup 3+}-doped beta'-(Sm,Gd){sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 3} crystal lines are patterned on the surface of Er{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3}-MoO{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses by continuous-wave Yb:YVO{sub 4} laser irradiations (wavelength: 1080 nm, power: 1.3 W, scanning speeds: 5 {mu}m/s), and the origin of the periodicity of self-organized domain structures with high and low refractive index regions in crystal lines is examined from polarized optical microscope (POM) observations, micro-Raman scattering spectrum, and photoluminescence spectrum measurements. It is found that the periodicity of domain structures changes largely depending on Er{sub 2}O{sub 3} content, i.e., the length of high (bright color in POM observations) and low (dark color) refractive index regions increases with increasing Er{sub 2}O{sub 3} content and homogeneous crystal lines with no periodic domain structures are patterned in Er{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3}-MoO{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass with no Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Considering that the degree of ferroelasticities in beta'-(Sm,Gd){sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 3} crystals decreases due to the incorporation of Er{sup 3+} ions, it is demonstrated that the origin of periodic domain structures in laser-patterned lines is due to spontaneous strains in ferroelastic beta'-(Sm,Gd){sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 3} crystals. - Graphical abstract: This figure shows the polarized optical photographs (top view) for the lines patterned by laser irradiations with the power of P=1.3 W and the scanning speed of S=5 {mu}m/s in xEr{sub 2}O{sub 3}-(18.25-x)Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}-3Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3}-63.75MoO{sub 3}-15B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (mol%) glasses. This figure indicates that the periodicity of domain structures in beta'-(Sm,Gd){sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 3} crystal lines, i.e., the lengths of bright (high refractive index) and dark (low refractive index) color regions, changes depending on the amount of Er{sub 2}O{sub 3} addition. It is demonstrated that the origin of the periodicity of domain structures is due to spontaneous strains in ferroelastic beta'-(Sm,Gd){sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 3} crystals.

Suzuki, Futoshi; Honma, Tsuyoshi [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan); Komatsu, Takayuki, E-mail: komatsu@mst.nagaokaut.ac.j [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystallization of tungstenbronze-type Ba{sub 2}NaNb{sub 5}O{sub 15} in high-Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}-content glass: An inelastic light scattering study  

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In situ observations of phonon Raman and Boson scattering were performed in high-Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}-content barium-sodium aluminophosphate glass, which crystallizes tungstenbronze-type Ba{sub 2}NaNb{sub 5}O{sub 15} (BNN), during heating and subsequent cooling processes in order to examine the BNN crystallization dynamics and phase transitions. It is suggested that NbO{sub 6} clusters/cohesive regions are present and are subjected to stress by the surrounding aluminophosphate network prior to crystallization of the BNN phase. Furthermore, in the cooling period, a successive phase transition (4/mmm{yields}4mm{yields}mm2) of the BNN phase was observed in the glass-ceramics, implying the possibility of producing functional glass-ceramics with ferroelastic properties.

Takahashi, Yoshihiro; Fujie, Nobuhiro; Ihara, Rie; Fujiwara, Takumi [Department of Applied Physics, Tohoku University, 6-6-05 Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); Osada, Minoru [International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Masai, Hirokazu [Division of Materials Chemistry, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical microcavities and enhanced electroluminescence from electroformed Al-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Ag diodes  

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Electroluminescence (EL) and electron emission into vacuum (EM) occur when a non-destructive dielectric breakdown of Al-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Ag diodes, electroforming, results in the development of a filamentary region in which current-voltage (I-V) characteristics exhibit voltage-controlled negative resistance. The temperature dependence of I-V curves, EM, and, particularly, EL of Al-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Ag diodes with anodic Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} thicknesses between 12?nm and 30?nm, has been studied. Two filters, a long-pass (LP) filter with transmission of photons with energies less than 3.0?eV and a short-pass (SP) filter with photon transmission between 3.0 and 4.0?eV, have been used to characterize EL. The voltage threshold for EL with the LP filter, V{sub LP}, is ?1.5?V. V{sub LP} is nearly independent of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} thickness and of temperature and is 0.30.6?V less than the threshold voltage for EL for the SP filter, V{sub SP}. EL intensity is primarily between 1.8 and 3.0?eV when the bias voltage, V{sub S} ? 7?V. EL in the thinnest diodes is enhanced compared to EL in thicker diodes. For increasing V{sub S}, for diodes with the smallest Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} thicknesses, there is a maximum EL intensity, L{sub MX}, at a voltage, V{sub LMX}, followed by a decrease to a plateau. L{sub MX} and EL intensity at 4.0?V in the plateau region depend exponentially on Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} thickness. The ratio of L{sub MX} at 295?K for a diode with 12?nm of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} to L{sub MX} for a diode with 25?nm of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} is ?140. The ratio of EL intensity with the LP filter to EL intensity with the SP filter, LP/SP, varies between ?3 and ?35; it depends on Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} thickness and V{sub S}. Enhanced EL is attributed to the increase of the spontaneous emission rate of a dipole in a non-resonant optical microcavity. EL photons interact with the Ag and Al films to create surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) at the metal-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} interfaces. SPPs generate large electromagnetic fields in the filamentary region of the electroformed Al-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Ag diode, which then acts as an optical microcavity. A model is proposed for electronic processes in electroformed Al-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Ag diodes.

Hickmott, T. W. [Department of Physics, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York 12222 (United States)

2013-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic properties of (FeIn{sub 2}S{sub 4}){sub 1-x}(In{sub 2}S{sub 3}){sub x} alloy single crystals  

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(FeIn{sub 2}S{sub 4}){sub 1-x}(In{sub 2}S{sub 3}){sub x} alloy single crystals are grown by oriented crystallization in the entire range of component concentrations. For the single crystals, studies of the magnetic properties are carried out in the temperature range 4-300 K and the magnetic-field range 0-14 T. It is established that almost all of the alloys are paramagnetic materials at temperatures down to the lowest achievable temperatures ({approx}4 K). It is shown that the ground magnetic phase state of the alloys is the spin-glass state with the freezing temperature steadily increasing with increasing Fe{sup 2+} cation content. The most probable causes and mechanism of formation of the magnetic state of the (FeIn{sub 2}S{sub 4}){sub 1-x}(In{sub 2}S{sub 3}){sub x} crystals are discussed.

Bodnar, I. V., E-mail: chemzav@bsuir.by; Novikova, M. A. [Belarussian State University of Information and Radio Electronics (Belarus); Trukhanov, S. V. [National Academy of Sciences, Scientific and Practical Center for Material Science (Belarus)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxidation behavior of Cr-Cr{sub 2}Nb alloys  

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Oxidation of hypoeutectic Cr-Cr{sub 2}Nb alloys containing 6 and 12% Nb at 950 C resulted in formation of a multiproduct scale consisting of a continuous Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} outer layer and an inner region of discrete CrNbO{sub 4} products interspersed with Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Overall oxidation behavior resembled that of Cr as reactions with the Cr-rich phase tended to dominate. Oxidation resistance, in terms of reaction kinetics and scale adherence, increased with increasing volume fraction of the Cr-Cr{sub 2}Nb eutectic phase. A model for the oxidation of these alloys based on the growth of Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} on the Cr-rich matrix regions and the formation of a slower growing CrNbO{sub 4} on the Cr{sub 2}Nb-enriched phase can qualitatively explain the development of the multiproduct scale and the observed gravimetric and spallation results. Possible microstructural/compositional modifications to improve oxidation resistance are suggested.

Tortorelli, P.F.; Pint, B.A.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Abnormal thermal conductivity in tetragonal tungsten bronze Ba{sub 6?x}Sr{sub x}Nb{sub 10}O{sub 30}  

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Ba{sub 6?x}Sr{sub x}Nb{sub 10}O{sub 30} solid solution with 0???x???6 crystallizes in centrosymmetric tetragonal tungsten bronze structure (space group P4/mbm). We report on the x dependence of thermal conductivity of polycrystalline samples measured in the 2400?K temperature interval. Substitution of Sr for Ba brings about a significant decrease in thermal conductivity at x???3 accompanied by development of a low-temperature (T???1030?K) plateau region reminiscent of a glass-like compounds. We explain this behaviour based on a size-driven site occupancy and atomic displacement parameters associated with an alkaline earth atomic positions in the title compounds.

Kolodiazhnyi, T., E-mail: kolodiazhnyi.taras@nims.go.jp; Sakurai, H.; Vasylkiv, O.; Borodianska, H. [National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Mozharivskyj, Y. [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S4M1 (Canada)

2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous temperature dependence in valence band spectra: A resonant photoemission study of layered perovskite Sr{sub 2}CoO{sub 4}  

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Valence band spectra (VBS) and its modification across Curie temperature (T{sub C}) of Sr{sub 2}CoO{sub 4} thin film are studied using resonant photoemission spectroscopy. It is found that VBS mainly consists of hybridized states of Co-3d t{sub 2g}e{sub g} and O-2p; however, Co-3d e{sub g} states show its prominence only in the ferromagnetic temperature regime. Below T{sub C}, spectral weight transfer takes place anomalously from high binding energy (B.E.) region to low B.E. region, signifying the enhanced intermediate or low spin state Co{sup 4+} ions. It is suggested that spin-lattice coupling and many-body effects in Sr{sub 2}CoO{sub 4} derived from the strong electron correlations lead to such temperature dependence of VBS.

Pandey, Pankaj K.; Choudhary, R. J., E-mail: ram@csr.res.in; Phase, D. M. [UGC DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Indore 452001 (India)

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Low NO.sub.x multistage combustor  

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A high efficiency, Vortex Inertial Staged Air (VIStA) combustor provides ultra-low NO.sub.X production of about 20 ppmvd or less with CO emissions of less than 50 ppmvd, both at 3% O.sub.2. Prompt NO.sub.X production is reduced by partially reforming the fuel in a first combustion stage to CO and H.sub.2. This is achieved in the first stage by operating with a fuel rich mixture, and by recirculating partially oxidized combustion products, with control over stoichiometry, recirculation rate and residence time. Thermal NO.sub.X production is reduced in the first stage by reducing the occurrence of high temperature combustion gas regions. This is achieved by providing the first stage burner with a thoroughly pre-mixed fuel/oxidant composition, and by recirculating part of the combustion products to further mix the gases and provide a more uniform temperature in the first stage. In a second stage combustor thermal NO.sub.X production is controlled by inducing a large flow of flue gas recirculation in the second stage combustion zone to minimize the ultimate temperature of the flame. One or both of the first and second stage burners can be cooled to further reduce the combustion temperature and to improve the recirculation efficiency. Both of these factors tend to reduce production of NO.sub.X.

Becker, Frederick E. (Reading, MA); Breault, Ronald W. (Newington, NH); Litka, Anthony F. (Hanover, MA); McClaine, Andrew W. (Lexington, MA); Shukla, Kailash (Boxborough, MA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating sub-national building-energy efficiency policy options under uncertainty: Efficient sensitivity testing of alternative climate, technolgical, and socioeconomic futures in a regional intergrated-assessment model.  

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Improving the energy efficiency of the building stock, commercial equipment and household appliances can have a major impact on energy use, carbon emissions, and building services. Subnational regions such as U.S. states wish to increase their energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions or adapt to climate change. Evaluating subnational policies to reduce energy use and emissions is difficult because of the uncertainties in socioeconomic factors, technology performance and cost, and energy and climate policies. Climate change may undercut such policies. Assessing these uncertainties can be a significant modeling and computation burden. As part of this uncertainty assessment, this paper demonstrates how a decision-focused sensitivity analysis strategy using fractional factorial methods can be applied to reveal the important drivers for detailed uncertainty analysis.

Scott, Michael J.; Daly, Don S.; Zhou, Yuyu; Rice, Jennie S.; Patel, Pralit L.; McJeon, Haewon C.; Kyle, G. Page; Kim, Son H.; Eom, Jiyong; Clarke, Leon E.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Space charge limited current conduction in Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} thin films  

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Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} is known for its large thermoelectric coefficients and is widely used as a material for Peltier devices. Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} thin films with thicknesses in the range 125-300 A have been prepared by Flash Evaporation at a pressure of 10{sup -5} m bar on clean glass substrates at room temperature. An Al-Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-Al sandwich structure has been used for electrical conduction properties in the temperature range 303 to 483 K. I-V characteristics showed Ohmic conduction in the low voltage region. In the higher voltage region, a Space Charge Limited Conduction (SCLC) takes place due to the presence of the trapping level. The transition voltage (V{sub t}), between the Ohmic and the SCLC condition was proportional to the square of thickness. Further evidence for this conduction process was provided by the linear dependence of V {sub t} on t {sup 2} and log J on log t. The hole concentration in the films were found to be n {sub 0} = 1.65 * 10{sup 10} m{sup -3}. The carrier mobility increases with increasing temperature whereas the density of trapped charges decreases with increasing temperature. The barrier height decreases with an increase in temperature. The increase in the trapping concentration V {sub t} is correlated with ascending the degree of preferred orientation of the highest atomic density plane. The activation energy was estimated and the values found to decrease with increasing applied voltage. The zero field value of the activation energy is found to be 0.4 eV.

Sathyamoorthy, R. [PG and Research Department of Physics, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore-029, Tamil Nadu (India)]. E-mail: rsathya_59@yahoo.com; Dheepa, J. [PG and Research Department of Physics, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore-029, Tamil Nadu (India); Velumani, S. [Department of Physics, ITESM-Campus, Monterrey, N.L (Mexico)

2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural characterization of the CeO{sub 2}/Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} mixed system by synchrotron X-ray diffraction  

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The structural determination of the CeO{sub 2}/Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} mixed system is a non-trivial problem because of the close resemblance between the ionic sizes of Ce{sup 4+} and Gd{sup 3+} and between the crystal structures of CeO{sub 2} and Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}. (Ce{sub 1-x}Gd{sub x})O{sub 2-x/2} powder samples with x ranging between 0 and 1 have been synthesized by coprecipitation of mixed oxalates and subsequent thermal decomposition in air at 1200 Degree-Sign C followed by slow cooling. Synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction data were collected and refined by the Rietveld method. Lattice parameters do not follow Vegard's law and no peak splitting has been observed for any composition, meaning that no biphasic regions exist over the whole compositional range. The same hybrid structural model - a proper mixture of the structures of the two pure oxides - was used for the refinements, allowing to account for the data observed. - graphical abstract: Substituting Ce{sup 4+} by Gd{sup 3+}, a gradual transition from the F structure (typical of CeO{sub 2}) to the C structure (typical of Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}) takes place. The lattice parameters do not follow Vegard's law. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A structural study of Ce-Gd mixed oxides has been performed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In (Ce{sub 1-x}Gd{sub x})O{sub 2-x/2} a solid solution forms for 0{<=}x{<=}0.3. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer For x>0.3 a gradual transition from the C to the F structure is observed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Lattice parameters do not follow Vegard's law.

Artini, Cristina, E-mail: c.artini@ge.ieni.cnr.it [Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Universita degli Studi di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 31, 16146 Genova (Italy); Costa, Giorgio A., E-mail: costa@chimica.unige.it [Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Universita degli Studi di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 31, 16146 Genova (Italy); CNR-SPIN Genova, Corso Perrone 24, 16152 Genova (Italy); Pani, Marcella, E-mail: marcella@chimica.unige.it [Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Universita degli Studi di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 31, 16146 Genova (Italy); Lausi, Andrea, E-mail: andrea.lausi@elettra.trieste.it [Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., ss 14, km 163, 5, 34149 Basovizza, Trieste (Italy); Plaisier, Jasper, E-mail: jasper.plaisier@elettra.trieste.it [Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., ss 14, km 163, 5, 34149 Basovizza, Trieste (Italy)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the neutron F<sub>2sub> structure function via spectator tagging with CLAS  

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We report on the first measurement of the F<sub>2sub> structure function of the neutron from semi-inclusive scattering of electrons from deuterium, with low-momentum protons detected in the backward hemisphere. Restricting the momentum of the spectator protons to ?< 100 MeV and their angles to ?> 100 degrees relative to the momentum transfer allows an interpretation of the process in terms of scattering from nearly on-shell neutrons. The F<sub>2sub>n data collected cover the nucleon resonance and deep-inelastic regions over a wide range of x for 0.65 < Q2 < 4.52 GeV2, with uncertainties from nuclear corrections estimated to be less than a few percent. These measurements provide the first determination of the neutron to proton structure function ratio F<sub>2sub>n/F>2sub>p at 0.2 ?< x ?< 0.8, essentially free of nuclear corrections.

Baillie, N; Zhang, J; Bosted, P; Bultmann, S; Christy, M E; Fenker, H; Griffioen, K A; Keppel, C E; Kuhn, S E; Melnitchouk, W; Tvaskis, V; Adhikari, K P; Adikaram, D; Aghasyan, M; Amaryan, M J; Anghinolfini, M; Arrington, J; Avakian, H; Baghdasaryan, H; Battaglieri, M; Biselli, A A; Branford, D; Briscoe, W J; Brooks, W K; Burkert, V D; Carman, D S; Celentano, A; Chandavar, S; Charles, G; Cole, P L; Contalbrigo, M; Crede, V; D& #x27; Angelo, A; Daniel, A; Dashyan, N; De Vita, R; De Sanctis, E; Deur, A; Dey, B; Djalali, C; Dodge, G; Domingo, J; Doughty, D; Dupre, R; Dutta, D; Ent, R; Egiyan, H; El Alaoui, A; El Fassi, L; Elouadrhiri, L; Eugenio, P; Fedotov, G; Fegan, S; Fradi, A; Gabrielyan, M Y; Gevorgyan, N; Gilfoyle, G P; Giovanetti, K L; Girod, F X; Gohn, W; Golovatch, E; Gothe, R W; Graham, L; Guegan, B; Guidal, M; Guler, N; Guo, L; Hafidi, K; Heddle, D; Hicks, K; Holtrop, M; Hungerford, E; Hyde, C E; Ilieva, Y; Ireland, D G; Ispiryan, M; Isupov, E L; Jawalkar, S S; Jo, H S; Kalantarians, N; Khandaker, M; Khetarpal, P; Kim, A; Kim, W; King, P M; Klein, A; Klein, F J; Klimenko, A; Kubarovsky, V; Kuleshov, S V; Kvaltine, N D; Livingston, K; Lu, H Y; MacGregor, I.J. D; Mao, Y; Markov, N; McKinnon, B; Mineeva, T; Morrison, B; Moutarde, H; Munevar, E; Nadel-Turonski, P; Ni, A; Niccolai, S; Niculescu, I; Niculescu, G; Osipenko, M; Ostrovidov, A I; Pappalardo, L; Park, K; Park, S; Pasyuk, E; Anefalos Pereira, S; Pisano, S; Pozdniakov, S; Price, J W; Procureur, S; Prok, Y; Protopopescu, D; Raue, B A; Ricco, G; Rimal, D; Ripani, M; Rosner, G; Rossi, P; Sabatie, F; Saini, M S; Salgado, C; Schott, D; Schumacher, R A; Seder, E; Sharabian, Y G; Sober, D I; Sokhan, D; Stepanyan, S; Stepanyan, S S; Stoler, P; Strauch, S; Taiuti, M; Tang, W; Ungaro, M; Vineyard, M F; Voutier, E; Watts, D P; Weinstein, L B; Weygand, D P; Wood, M H; Zana, L

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Phase relations of the Li{sub 2}O-Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and Li{sub 2}O-WO{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} systems and promising nonlinear optical compounds in K{sub 2}O-Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} system  

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The subsolidus phase equilibria of the Li{sub 2}O-Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, K{sub 2}O-Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and Li{sub 2}O-WO{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} systems have been investigated mainly by means of the powder X-ray diffraction method. Two ternary compounds, KTaB{sub 2}O{sub 6} and K{sub 3}Ta{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 12} were confirmed in the system K{sub 2}O-Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Crystal structure of compound KTaB{sub 2}O{sub 6} has been refined from X-ray powder diffraction data using the Rietveld method. The compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic, space group Pmn2{sub 1} (No. 31), with lattice parameters a = 7.3253(4) A, b = 3.8402(2) A, c = 9.3040(5) A, z = 2 and D{sub calc} = 4.283 g/cm{sup 3}. The powder second harmonic generation (SHG) coefficients of KTaB{sub 2}O{sub 6} and K{sub 3}Ta{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 12} were five times and two times as large as that of KH{sub 2}PO{sub 4} (KDP), respectively.

Cai Gemei; Wang, W.Y.; Li, M. [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100080 (China); Lou, Y.F. [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100080 (China); Center of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, School of Sciences, Beihang University, Beijing 100083 (China); Sun, Y.P. [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100080 (China); Chen, X.L. [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100080 (China)], E-mail: chenx29@aphy.iphy.ac.cn

2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Conductivity of Hg{sub 3}In{sub 2}Te{sub 6} crystals in high electric fields  

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The effect of electric field and temperature on the conductivity of bulk Hg{sub 3}In{sub 2}Te{sub 6} crystals is investigated. It is shown that the I-V characteristics in high electric fields are of the S type with the effect of switching into a low-resistance state. The critical voltage of transition from the Ohm law to the exponential dependence of the current (I) on the voltage (U) and the threshold voltage of transition into the region of negative differential resistance dU/dI = s< 0 linearly depend on the sample thickness. The activation energies of conductivity in low and high electric fields are determined. It is established that the superlinear portion of the I-V characteristic with dU/dI > 0 is described by the dependence of the type I = I{sub 0} exp(U/U{sub 0}) and caused by the electron transitions from the local centers with the energy level E{sub t} = 0.19 eV.

Grushka, O. G., E-mail: semicon-dpt@chnu.edu.ua; Chupyra, S. M.; Myslyuk, O. M.; Bilichuk, S. V.; Zabolotsky, I. I. [Fedkovich Chernovtsy National University (Ukraine)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dielectric spectroscopy of Pb{sub 0.92}La{sub 0.08}Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48}O{sub 3} films on hastelloy substrates with and without LaNiO{sub 3} buffer layers.  

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Pb{sub 0.92}La{sub 0.08}Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48}O{sub 3} (PLZT) films were deposited by sol-gel synthesis on Hastelloy substrates with and without a LaNiO{sub 3} buffer. The dielectric properties were measured as a function of temperature and frequency to study the cause of dielectric degradation in PLZT films directly on hastelloy substrates. These measurements indicated an increased charge carrier activity in films without a buffer layer. We propose that a region of the film closer to the substrate surface is more oxygen deficient than the bulk and is responsible for the degradation in properties rather than the presence of a low parasitic secondary-phase interfacial layer such as NiO{sub x}.

Narayanan, M.; Ma, B.; Balachandran, U.; Li, W.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dielectric spectroscopy of Pb{sub 0.92}La{sub 0.08}Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub0.48}O{sub 3} films on hastealloy substrates with and without LaNiO{sub 3} buffer layers.  

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Pb{sub 0.92}La{sub 0.08}Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48}O{sub 3} (PLZT) films were deposited by sol-gel synthesis on Hastelloy substrates with and without a LaNiO{sub 3} buffer. The dielectric properties were measured as a function of temperature and frequency to study the cause of dielectric degradation in PLZT films directly on hastelloy substrates. These measurements indicated an increased charge carrier activity in films without a buffer layer. We propose that a region of the film closer to the substrate surface is more oxygen deficient than the bulk and is responsible for the degradation in properties rather than the presence of a low parasitic secondary-phase interfacial layer such as NiO{sub x}.

Narayanan, M.; Ma, B.; Balachandran, U.; Li, W. (Energy Systems); ( MSD)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Multiferroic properties of Pb{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 5} ceramics  

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Research highlights: {yields} Simultaneous occurrence of ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity in Pb{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 5} ceramics. {yields} The off-centers of shifted Pb{sup 2+} ions as well as the FeO{sub 6} octahedra in the 'Pb{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 5}' lead to a ferroelectric polarization. {yields} Pb{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 5} ceramic demonstrates ferromagnetic order state due to the spin arrangement in the double chains of FeO{sub 5} tetrahedral pyramids. -- Abstract: Pb{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 5} (PFO) powders in monoclinic structure have been synthesized using lead acetate in glycerin and ferric acetylacetonate as the precursor. The powders were pressed into pellets, which were sintered into ceramics at 800 {sup o}C for 1 h. The morphology and structure have been determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). Polarization was observed in Pb{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 5} ceramics at room temperature, exhibiting a clear ferroelectric hysteresis loop. The remanent polarization of Pb{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 5} ceramic is estimated to be Pr {approx} 0.22 {mu}C/cm{sup 2}. The origin of the polarization may be attributed to the off-centers of shifted Pb{sup 2+} ions as well as the FeO{sub 6} octahedra in the perovskite-based structure of Pb{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 5}. Magnetic hysteresis loop was also observed at room temperature. The Pb{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 5} ceramic shows coexistence of ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism. It provides a new field of research for complex oxides with multiferroic properties.

Wang, Min [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, 122 Luoshi Road, Wuhan 430070 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, 122 Luoshi Road, Wuhan 430070 (China); Tan, Guolong, E-mail: gltan@whut.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, 122 Luoshi Road, Wuhan 430070 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, 122 Luoshi Road, Wuhan 430070 (China)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Writing of nonlinear optical Sm{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 3} crystal lines at the surface of glass by samarium atom heat processing  

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Some glasses such as 21.25Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3}.63.75MoO{sub 3}.15B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (mol %) giving the formation of nonlinear optical Sm{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 3} crystals through conventional crystallization in an electric furnace and through continuous-wave Nd: yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) laser (wavelength: 1064 nm) irradiation (samarium atom heat processing) have been developed. It is proposed from x-ray diffraction analyses, micro-Raman-scattering spectra, and second-harmonic generation measurements that the crystal structure of Sm{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 3} formed by the crystallization is the {beta}{sup '}-phase structure with an orthorhombic (noncentrosymmetric) symmetry. The lines consisting of nonlinear optical {beta}{sup '}-Sm{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 3} crystals are written at the surface of glasses by YAG laser irradiation (laser power: P=0.4 W, laser scanning speed: S=1-10 {mu}m/s), and, in particular, homogeneous crystal lines are formed at the laser scanning speed of 1 {mu}m/s. Refractive index changes (not crystallization) are also induced by YAG laser irradiation of P=0.4 W and a high laser scanning speed of S=25 {mu}m/s. The crystallization mechanism in the laser-irradiated region has been proposed. The present study demonstrates that the samarium atom heat processing is a technique for the writing of rare earth containing optical nonlinear/ferroelectric crystal lines in glass.

Abe, M.; Benino, Y.; Fujiwara, T.; Komatsu, T.; Sato, R. [Department of Chemistry, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan); Department of Materials Engineering, Tsuruoka National College of Technology, Tsuruoka 997-8511 (Japan)

2005-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, spectroscopy, and structural characterization of six-coordinate bis(aryldiazenido)rhenium and bis(diarylhydrazido)rhenium complexes. X-ray structures of (Et{sub 4}N)[Re(NNPh){sub 2}(O{sub 2}C{sub 6}H{sub 4}){sub 2}], (Et{sub 4}N)[Re(NNPh{sub 2}){sub 2}(O{sub 2}C{sub 6}H{sub 4}){sub 2}], and Na[Re(NNPh){sub 2}(O{sub 2}C{sub 6}H{sub 4}){sub 2}]{center_dot}CH{sub 3}CN  

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The reactions of the cis-dioxorhenium(VII)-catecholate complex [(CH{sub 3}CH{sub 2}){sub 4}N][ReO{sub 2}(O{sub 2}C{sub 6}H{sub 4}){sub 2}] (1) with either monosubstituted organohydrazines (C{sub 6}H{sub 5}NHNH{sub 2}; 4-BrC{sub 6}H{sub 4}NHNH{sub 2}) or 1,1 disubstituted organohydrazines (Ph{sub 2-}NNH{sub 2}) yield the cis-bis(diazenido) core complexes [(CH{sub 3}CH{sub 2}){sub 4}N][Re(NNR){sub 2}(O{sub 2}C{sub 6}H{sub 4}){sub 2}] (5, R = C{sub 6}H{sub 5}; 6, R = 4-BrC{sub 6}H{sub 4}) and the cis-bis(hydrazido) core species [(CH{sub 3}CH{sub 2}){sub 4}N][Re(NNPh{sub 2}){sub 2}(O{sub 2}C36H{sub 4}){sub 2}(O{sub 2}C36H{sub 4}){sub 2}] (7). Elution of 5 in a 3:1 mixture of toluene/methanol on a column of silica gel resulted in cation exchange to give Na[Re(NNPh){sub 2}-(O{sub 2}C{sub 6}H{sub 4}){sub 2}]{center_dot}CH{sub 3}CN (8) as a one-dimensional polymer ([Na(CH{sub 3}CN)]{sup +}[Re(NNPh){sub 2}(O{sub 2}C{sub 6}H{sub 4}){sub 2}]{sup {minus}}){sub 2}. Crystal data for C{sub 32}H{sub 38}N{sub 5}O{sub 4}Re (5): P2{sub 1}/c,a = 14.458(3) {angstrom}, b = 10.436(2) {angstrom}, c = 21.767(4) {angstrom}, {beta} = 107.04(3){degrees}, V = 3140(2) {angstrom}{sup 3}, Z = 4, D {sub calc} = 1.572 g cm{sup {minus}3}; structure solution and refinement based on 3256 reflections with I{sub o} {ge} 3{sigma}(I{sub o}) converged at R = 0.053. Crystal data for C{sub 44}H{sub 48}N{sub 5}O{sub 4}Re (7): P1, a = 11.660(2) {angstrom}, b = 11.864(2) {angstrom}, c = 15.400(2) {angstrom}, {alpha} = 107.12(3){degrees}, {beta} = 94.99(3){degrees}, {gamma} = 97.61(3){degrees}, V = 2000(1) {angstrom}{sup 3}, Z = 2, D{sub calc} = 1.490 g cm{sup {minus}3}; 3702 reflections, R = 0.0534. Crystal data for C{sub 26}H{sub 18}N{sub 5}NaO{sub 4}Re (8): P2/n, a = 5.785(1) {angstrom}, b = 9.670(2) {angstrom}, c = 23.142(5) {angstrom}. {beta} = 90.91(30)degrees, V = 1294.4(7) {angstrom}{sup 3}, Z = 2, D{sub calc} = 1.737 g cm{sup {minus}3}; 1517 reflections, R = 0.049.

Kettler, P.B.; Chang, Yuan-Da; Zubieta, J. [Syracuse Univ., NY (United States)

1994-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of the magnetic phase transition on the charge transport in layered semiconductor ferromagnets TlCrS{sub 2} and TlCrSe{sub 2}  

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TlCrS{sub 2} and TlCrSe{sub 2} crystals were synthesized by solid-state reaction. X-ray diffraction analysis showed that TlCrS{sub 2} and TlCrSe{sub 2} compounds crystallize in the hexagonal crystal system with lattice parameters a = 3.538 A, c = 21.962 A, c/a {approx} 6.207, z = 3; a = 3.6999 A, c = 22.6901 A, c/a {approx} 6.133, z = 3; and X-ray densities {rho}{sub x} = 6.705 and 6.209 g/cm{sup 3}, respectively. Magnetic and electric studies in a temperature range of 77-400 K showed that TlCrS{sub 2} and TlCrSe{sub 2} are semiconductor ferromagnets. Rather large deviations of the experimental effective magnetic moment of TlCrS{sub 2} (3.26 {mu}{sub B}) and TlCrSe{sub 2} (3.05 {mu}{sub B}) from the theoretical one (3.85 {mu}{sub B}) are attributed to two-dimensional magnetic ordering in the paramagnetic region of strongly layered ferromagnets TlCrS{sub 2} and TlCrSe{sub 2}. The effect of the magnetic phase's transition on the charge transport in TlCrS{sub 2} and TlCrSe{sub 2} is detected.

Veliyev, R. G.; Sadikhov, R. Z.; Kerimova, E. M., E-mail: ekerimova@physics.ab.az; Asadov, Yu. G.; Jabbarov, A. I. [Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Addition of NH{sub 3} to Al{sub 3}O{sub 3}{sup -}  

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Recent computational studies on the addition of ammonia (NH{sub 3}) to the Al{sub 3}O{sub 3}{sup -} cluster anion [A. Guevara-Garcia, A. Martinez, and J. V. Ortiz, J. Chem. Phys. 122, 214309 (2005)] have motivated experimental and additional computational studies, reported here. Al{sub 3}O{sub 3}{sup -} is observed to react with a single NH{sub 3} molecule to form the Al{sub 3}O{sub 3}NH{sub 3}{sup -} ion in mass spectrometric studies. This is in contrast to similarly performed studies with water, in which the Al{sub 3}O{sub 5}H{sub 4}{sup -} product was highly favored. However, the anion PE spectrum of the ammoniated species is very similar to that of Al{sub 3}O{sub 4}H{sub 2}{sup -}. The adiabatic electron affinity of Al{sub 3}O{sub 3}NH{sub 3} is determined to be 2.35(5) eV. Based on comparison between the spectra and calculated electron affinities, it appears that NH{sub 3} adds dissociatively to Al{sub 3}O{sub 3}{sup -}, suggesting that the time for the Al{sub 3}O{sub 3}{sup -}{center_dot}NH{sub 3} complex to either overcome or tunnel through the barrier to proton transfer (which is higher for NH{sub 3} than for water) is short relative to the time for collisional cooling in the experiment.

Wyrwas, Richard B.; Jarrold, Caroline Chick; Das, Ujjal; Raghavachari, Krishnan [Indiana University, Department of Chemistry, Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7102 (United States)

2006-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Purchasing  

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Regional Purchasing Regional Purchasing Regional Purchasing Pursuant to Appendix M of Prime Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between DOE/NNSA and Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), LANS is committed to building a strong supplier base with Northern New Mexico businesses and the local Native American pueblos in the purchases of goods and services. Contact Small Business Office (505) 667-4419 Email We seek out and utilize known Northern New Mexico business as suppliers The Northern New Mexico counties included are Los Alamos Santa Fe Rio Arriba Taos Mora San Miguel Sandoval The eight regional pueblos included are Nambe Ohkay Owingeh (formerly known as San Juan) Picuris Pojoaque San Ildefonso Santa Clara Taos Tesuque When the Laboratory cannot identify regional firms, it will expand its

103

Tunnel optical radiation in In{sub x}Ga{sub 1?x}N  

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An investigation of tunnel optical radiation in epitaxial layers of n-type In{sub x}Ga{sub 1?x}N grown on p-type GaN by novel plasma based migration enhanced epitaxy is presented. Experimental results of electro-luminescence spectra for In{sub x}Ga{sub 1?x}N/p?GaN hetero-junctions were obtained and they show two well expressed optical bands - one in range 500-540 nm and other in range 550-610 nm. An interesting detail is that each band begins and ends by sharp drops of the radiation, which nearly approach zero. A theoretical investigation of the unusual behavior of these spectra was done using LCAO electron band structure calculations. The optical ranges of these bands show that the radiation occurs in the In{sub x}Ga{sub 1?x}N region. In fact, substitutions of In atoms in Ga sites creates defects in the structure of In{sub x}Ga{sub 1?x}N and the corresponding LCAO matrix elements are found on this basis. The LCAO electron band structures are calculated considering the interactions between nearest-neighbor orbitals. Electron energy pockets are found in both the conduction and the valence bands at the ? point of the electron band structures. Also it is found that these pockets are separated by distances, for which there is overlapping between the electron wave functions describing localized states belonging to the pockets, and as a result tunnel optical radiation can take place. This type of electron transition - between such a pocket in the conduction band and a pocket in the valence band - occurs in In{sub x}Ga{sub 1?x}N, causing the above described optical bands. This conclusion concurs with the fact that the shapes of these bands change with change of the applied voltage.

Alexandrov, Dimiter; Skerget, Shawn [Semiconductor Research Laboratory, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B5E1 (Canada)

2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron spectroscopy studies of the surface composition in the H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}/H{sub 2}O binary system  

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The surface composition of the H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}/H{sub 2}O binary system in the temperature range (298-170 K) has been studied using differentially pumped Auger electron and X-ray photoelectron spectrometers designed to perform under equilibrium conditions (P{sub H(2)O} = 10{sup -6}-10{sup -4} Torr). Both spectroscopies have been calibrated on pure sulfuric acid solutions to illustrate their ability to provide accurate atomic stoichiometries within the near-surface region. In the case of AES this ability has also been extended as a tool for the study of the surface composition in the H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}/H{sub 4}O binary system under equilibrium conditions. Compositional analysis of this acidified surface indicates that under these experimental conditions the chemical compositions of the bulk and near-surface region are equal within experimental error. Mass spectrometric analysis of the vapor composition indicates equilibration between the acid solution and D{sub 2}O. 21 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Fairbrother, D.H.; Johnston, H.; Somorjai, G. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)] [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The polygallides: Yb{sub 3}Ga{sub 7}Ge{sub 3} and YbGa{sub 4}Ge{sub2}.  

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Yb{sub 3}Ga{sub 7}Ge{sub 3} and YbGa{sub 4}Ge{sub 2} were obtained from reactions of Yb and Ge in excess liquid gallium. The crystal structure of Yb{sub 3}Ga{sub 7}Ge{sub 3} was refined using X-ray and neutron diffraction data on selected single crystals. Yb{sub 3}Ga{sub 7}Ge{sub 3} crystallizes in the monoclinic space group C2/c with lattice constants a = 12.2261(20) {angstrom}, b = 10.7447(20) {angstrom}, c = 8.4754(17) {angstrom} and {beta} = 110.288(30){sup o} (neutron diffraction data). The crystal structure of Yb{sub 3}Ga{sub 7}Ge{sub 3} is an intergrowth of planar layers of YbGa{sub x}Ge{sub y} and puckered layers of (Ge)n. YbGa{sub 4}Ge{sub 2} crystallizes in a modified PuGa{sub 6} structure type in the tetragonal polar space group I4cm with lattice constants a = b = 5.9874(6) {angstrom} and c = 15.1178(19) {angstrom}. The structure of YbGa{sub 4}Ge{sub 2} is an intergrowth of puckered Ga layers and puckered Ga{sub x}Ge{sub y} layers with Yb atoms residing within the channels formed by the connection of the two layers. Physical properties, resistivity ({rho}), magnetic susceptibility ({chi}) and specific heat (C) were measured for Yb{sub 3}Ga{sub 7}Ge{sub 3}. No magnetic ordering was observed. It was found that at low temperatures, {rho} varied as T{sup 2} and C{alpha}T, indicating Fermi-liquid regime in Yb{sub 3}Ga{sub 7}Ge{sub 3} at low temperatures.

Peter, S. C.; Malliakas, C. D.; Nakotte, H.; Kothapilli, K.; Rayaprol, S.; Schultz, A. J.; Kanatzidis, M. G. (Materials Science Division); ( XSD); (Northwestern Univ.); (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Adv. Sci. Res.); (New Mexico State Univ.); (Los Alamos Nat. Lab.); (UGC-DAE Consortium for Sci. Res.)

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation of U.sub.3 O.sub.8  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is described for the preparation of U.sub.3 O.sub.8 nuclear fuel material by direct precipitation of uranyl formate monohydrate from uranyl nitrate solution. The uranyl formate monohydrate precipitate is removed, dried and calcined to produce U.sub.3 O.sub.8 having a controlled particle size distribution.

Johnson, David R. (Aiken, SC)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Inventories  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

5 5 Notes: This year has not started well for gasoline inventories, with inventories being low across regions of the country. The Midwest region (PADD II) had been running lower than most regions, but began to catch up during the last week in April. Gasoline inventories ran about 9% below their 5-year average for this time of year and about 4% below where they were last year. The recent refinery problems in the Midwest, though, could erase some of that recovery. The impacts of Tosco's Wood River refinery and Marathon's St Paul refinery are not fully realized. But inventories were also precariously low along the East Coast (PADD I) and are extremely low in the Rocky Mountain region (PADD IV), although the size of this market mitigates any national impact. While the

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Quantum spin excitations through the metal-to-insulator crossover in YBa<sub>2sub>Cu>3sub>O>6+ysub>  

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We use inelastic neutron scattering to study the temperature dependence of the spin excitations of a detwinned superconducting YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6.45} (T{sub c} = 48 K). In contrast to earlier work on YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6.5} (T{sub c} = 58 K), where the prominent features in the magnetic spectra consist of a sharp collective magnetic excitation termed 'resonance' and a large ({h_bar} {omega} {approx} 15 meV) superconducting spin gap, we find that the spin excitations in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6.45} are gapless and have a much broader resonance. Our detailed mapping of magnetic scattering along the a*/b*-axis directions at different energies reveals that spin excitations are unisotropic and consistent with the 'hourglasslike' dispersion along the a*-axis direction near the resonance, but they are isotropic at lower energies. Since a fundamental change in the low-temperature normal state of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+y} when superconductivity is suppressed takes place at y {approx} 0.5 with a metal-to-insulator crossover (MIC), where the ground state transforms from a metallic to an insulating like phase, our results suggest a clear connection between the large change in spin excitations and the MIC. The resonance therefore is a fundamental feature of metallic ground state superconductors and a consequence of high-T{sub c} superconductivity.

Li, Shiliang [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Yamani, Zahra [Canadian Neutron Beam Centre, National Research Council, Chalk River Laboratorie; Kang, Hye Jung [National Institute of Standards and Technol/University of Maryland, College Park; Segawa, Kouji [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan; Ando, Y. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan; Yao, Xin [Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai; Mook Jr, Herbert A [ORNL; Dai, Pengcheng [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure dependence of the C sub 2 H sub 4 yield from the reaction C sub 2 H sub 5 + O sub 2  

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The yield of C{sub 2}H{sub 4} formed during the reaction of C{sub 2}H{sub 5} with O{sub 2} has been determined at 298 K for pressures from 1.0 to 6,000 Torr. Ethyl radicals were formed by UV irradiation of mixtures of Cl{sub 2}, C{sub 2}H{sub 6}, O{sub 2}, and N{sub 2} in either a Pyrex (1.0-1,500 Torr) or a stainless steel (760-6,000 Torr) reactor. The ethylene yield decreased with increasing pressure from 12% of the C{sub 2}H{sub 5} consumed by O{sub 2} at 1 Torr to 0.02% at 6,000 Torr, following a P{sup {minus}0.8{plus minus}0.1} pressure dependence in air.

Kaiser, E.W.; Lorkovic, I.M.; Wallington, T.J. (Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (USA))

1990-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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[Ta{sub 6}Cl{sub 12}(PrCN){sub 6}][(Ta{sub 6}Cl{sub 12})Cl{sub 6}]{center{underscore}dot}2PrCn, a compound with homonuclear mixed-charge cluster units [Ta{sub 6}Cl{sub 12}]{sup 2+} and [Ta{sub 6}Cl{sub 12}]{sup 4+}  

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In transition metal cluster chemistry, compounds consisting of both a cluster cation and a cluster anion are not very common. The first members of this type of compound of the composition [M{sub 6}X{sub 12}(EtOH){sub 6}][(Mo{sub 6}Cl{sub 8})Cl{sub 4}X{sub 2}]{center{underscore}dot}mEtOH{center{underscore}dot}nEt{sub 2}O (M = Nb, Ta; X = Cl, Br) have been recently prepared. Crystal structure determinations for [Nb{sub 6}Cl{sub 12}(EtOH){sub 6}][(Mo{sub 6}Cl{sub 8})Cl{sub 6}]{center{underscore}dot}3EtOH{center{underscore}dot}3Et{sub 2}O and [Ta{sub 6}Cl{sub 12}(EtOH){sub 6}][(Mo{sub 6}Cl{sub 8})Cl{sub 6}]{center{underscore}dot}6EtOH revealed the presence of two different hexanuclear cluster cores; namely, the [M{sub 6}X{sub 12}(EtOH){sub 6}]{sup 2+} cluster cations and the [(Mo{sub 6}Cl{sub 8})Cl{sub 4}X{sub 2}]{sup 2{minus}} cluster anions. In fact, these compounds consist of two different heteronuclear cluster units with different charges: [M{sub 6}X{sub 12}]{sup 2+} in the cation and [Mo{sub 6}Cl{sub 8}]{sup 4+} in the anion. The preparation of cation-anion pairs with homonuclear mixed-charge cluster units is also possible. In the present study, the synthesis and crystal structure of the cluster pair [Ta{sub 6}Cl{sub 12}(PrCN){sub 6}][(Ta{sub 6}Cl{sub 12})Cl{sub 6}]{center{underscore}dot}2PrCN is reported. The compound is built of two octahedral homonuclear mixed-charge cluster units: [Ta{sub 6}Cl{sub 12}]{sup 2+} in the [Ta{sub 6}Cl{sub 12}(PrCN){sub 6}]{sup 2+} cluster cation and [Ta{sub 6}Cl{sub 12}]{sup 4+} in the [(Ta{sub 6}Cl{sub 12})Cl{sub 6}]{sup 2{minus}} cluster anion.

Brnicevic, N.; Sirac, S.; Basic, I.; Zhang, Z.; McCarley, R.E.; Guzei, I.A.

1999-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting properties of the Ba/sub 1-//sub x/Y/sub x/CuO/sub 3-//sub y/ system  

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Superconductivity of the pseudobinary Ba/sub 1-//sub x/Y/sub x/CuO/sub 3-//sub y/ oxide system has been studied. A zero-resistance state has been achieved at 92.5 K for Ba/sub 0.6/Y/sub 0.4/CuO/sub 3-//sub y/. The critical curent density estimated from the magnetization curve is >10/sup 2/ A/cm/sup 2/ at 77 K in a magnetic field less than 0.1 T.

Togano, K.; Kumakura, H.; Fukutomi, K.; Tachikawa, K.

1987-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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VO{sub 2} precipitates for self-protected optical surfaces  

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A method for forming crystallographically coherent precipitates of vanadium dioxide in the near-surface region of sapphire and the resulting product is disclosed. Ions of vanadium and oxygen are stoichiometrically implanted into a sapphire substrate (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}), and subsequently annealed to form vanadium dioxide precipitates in the substrate. The embedded VO{sub 2} precipitates, which are three-dimensionally oriented with respect to the crystal axes of the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} host lattice, undergo a first-order monoclinic-to-tetragonal (and also semiconducting-to-metallic) phase transition at ca. 77 C. This transformation is accompanied by a significant variation in the optical transmission of the implanted region and results in the formation of an optically active, thermally ``switchable`` surface region on Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. 5 figs.

Gea, L.A.; Boatner, L.A.

1999-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - andes mountain region Sample Search Results  

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Storage Sub-committee  

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Storage Sub-committee Storage Sub-committee 2012 Work Plan Confidential 1 2012 Storage Subcommittee Work Plan * Report to Congress. (legislative requirement) - Review existing and projected research and funding - Review existing DOE, Arpa-e projects and the OE 5 year plan - Identify gaps and recommend additional topics - Outline distributed (review as group) * Develop and analysis of the need for large scale storage deployment (outline distributed again) * Develop analysis on regulatory issues especially valuation and cost recovery Confidential 2 Large Scale Storage * Problem Statement * Situation Today * Benefits Analysis * Policy Issues * Technology Gaps * Recommendations * Renewables Variability - Reserves and capacity requirements - Financial impacts - IRC Response to FERC NOI and update

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Magnetic depth profile of a modulation doped La{sub 1-x}Ca{sub x}MnO{sub 3} exchange-biased system.  

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Recent magnetometry measurements in modulation-doped La{sub 1-x}Ca{sub x}MnO{sub 3} suggested that a net magnetization extends from the ferromagnetic layers into the adjacent antiferromagnet layers. Here we test this hypothesis by polarized neutron reflectometry, which allows us to determine the depth resolved magnetization profile. From fits to the reflectivity data we find that the additional magnetization does not occur at the ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic interfaces, but rather in a thin region of the first antiferromagnetic layer adjacent to the interface with the substrate.

Hoffmann, A.; May, S. J.; teVelthuis, S. G. E.; Park, S.; Fitzsimmons, M. R.; Campillo, G.; Gomez, M. E.; LANL; Pusan National Univ.; Universidad del Valle; Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anisotropic magnetoresistance of epitaxial Pr{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}MnO{sub 3} film  

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The magnetic field and temperature dependent anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) of the epitaxial grown Pr{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}MnO{sub 3} thin films was investigated. It was found that the magnetoresistance exhibited the characteristics of magnetic polaron hopping. A two-fold symmetric AMR occurred in the ferromagnetic region (?220?K?region (T?region.

Chen, X. G.; Yang, Y. B.; Wang, C. S.; Liu, S. Q.; Zhang, Y.; Han, J. Z.; Yang, Y. C. [State Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Physics, and School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Yang, J. B., E-mail: jbyang@pku.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Physics, and School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100871 (China)

2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence for SF sub 4 and SF sub 2 formation in SF sub 6 corona discharges  

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Direct detection of positive ions produced in positive point-to-plane SF{sub 6} corona discharges indicate the formation of SF{sub x}{sup +}, x = 1-5. Estimates of SF{sub 3}{sup +}, SF{sub 2}{sup +} and SF{sup +} from electron impact dissociative ionization cross section data of SF{sub 6}indicate that the experimental values are higher by factors of 10, 59, and 46 respectively. This can be explained on the basis of steady state concentrations of SF{sub 4}, and the ions SF{sub 2}{sup +} and SF{sup +} are derived from SF{sub 2}. Further, more direct evidence is given by the observation of cluster ions SF{sub x}{sup +}(SF{sub 4}) and SF{sub x}{sup +}(SF{sub 2}), x = 2,3. The formation of SF{sub 4} and SF{sub 2} will be discussed in the context of chemical kinetics models and plasma studies which also indicate formation of these species in SF{sub 6} discharges and its relevance to stable by-product formation. 18 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

Sauers, I.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic and thermoelectric analysis of phases in the In<sub>2sub>O>3sub>(ZnO)k> system  

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The high-temperature electrical conductivity and thermopower of several compounds in the In<sub>2sub>O>3sub>(ZnO)k> system (k = 3, 5, 7, and 9) were measured, and the band structures of the k = 1, 2, and 3 structures were predicted based on first-principles calculations. These phases exhibit highly dispersed conduction bands consistent with transparent conducting oxide behavior. Jonker plots (Seebeck coefficient vs. natural logarithm of conductivity) were used to obtain the product of the density of states and mobility for these phases, which were related to the maximum achievable power factor (thermopower squared times conductivity) for each phase by Ioffe analysis (maximum power factor vs. Jonker plot intercept). With the exception of the k = 9 phase, all other phases were found to have maximum predicted power factors comparable to other thermoelectric oxides if suitably doped.

Hopper, E. Mitchell; Zhu, Qimin; Song, Jung-Hwan; Peng, Haowei; Freeman, Arthur J.; Mason, Thomas O.

2011-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR CARBON SEQUESTRATION  

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The Southwest Partnership Region includes five states (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah) and contiguous areas from three adjacent states (west Texas, south Wyoming, and west Kansas). This energy-rich region exhibits some of the largest growth rates in the nation, and it contains two major CO{sub 2} pipeline networks that presently tap natural subsurface CO{sub 2} reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery at a rate of 30 million tons per year. The ten largest coal-fired power plants in the region produce 50% (140 million tons CO{sub 2}/y) of the total CO{sub 2} from power-plant fossil fuel combustion, with power plant emissions close to half the total CO{sub 2} emissions. The Southwest Regional Partnership comprises a large, diverse group of expert organizations and individuals specializing in carbon sequestration science and engineering, as well as public policy and outreach. These partners include 21 state government agencies and universities, the five major electric utility industries, seven oil, gas and coal companies, three federal agencies, the Navajo Nation, several NGOs including the Western Governors Association, and data sharing agreements with four other surrounding states. The Partnership is developing action plans for possible Phase II carbon sequestration pilot tests in the region, as well as the non-technical aspects necessary for developing and carrying out these pilot tests. The establishment of a website network to facilitate data storage and information sharing, decision-making, and future management of carbon sequestration in the region is a priority. The Southwest Partnership's approach includes (1) dissemination of existing regulatory/permitting requirements, (2) assessing and initiating public acceptance of possible sequestration approaches, and (3) evaluation and ranking of the most appropriate sequestration technologies for capture and storage of CO{sub 2} in the Southwest Region. The Partnership will also identify potential gaps in monitoring and verification approaches needed to validate long-term storage efforts.

Brian McPherson

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron and X-ray diffraction studies on the high temperature phase of Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2}, the new isostructural compound NaMn{sub 4}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3} and their mixed crystals Na{sub x}Mn{sub 4.5-x/2}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3} (0{<=}x{<=}1)  

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This paper presents a detailed structure analysis (combined Rietveld analysis of X-ray and neutron powder diffraction data as well as quantum mechanical calculations) of the high temperature phase of Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2} (space group I4 Macron 2d). Special attention is directed to the analysis of the local coordination around Mn{sup 2+} ions or vacancies within a stella quadrangula configuration of anions. Furthermore, the new compound NaMn{sub 4}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3} is described as well as a range of mixed crystals between NaMn{sub 4}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3} and Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2} (described by the formula Na{sub x}Mn{sub 4.5-x/2}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3}, 0{<=}x{<=}1) which were synthesized by a solid state route. All compounds were shown to be isostructural to the high temperature phase Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2}. - Graphical abstract: The crystal structure of the new compound NaMn{sub 4}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We present neutron and X-ray diffraction studies on high temperature-Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Structural details of partly filled stellae quadrangulae positions are discussed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Refined structural parameters and theoretical calculations are compared. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We investigate the mixed crystal system Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2}-NaMn{sub 4}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3}.

Clemens, Oliver [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie und Radiochemie, Am Markt, Zeile 5, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany)] [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie und Radiochemie, Am Markt, Zeile 5, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany); Haberkorn, Robert [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Anorganische Festkoerperchemie, Am Markt, Zeile 3, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany)] [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Anorganische Festkoerperchemie, Am Markt, Zeile 3, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany); Springborg, Michael [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Campus B2 2, 66123 Saarbruecken (Germany)] [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Campus B2 2, 66123 Saarbruecken (Germany); Beck, Horst Philipp, E-mail: hp.beck@mx.uni-saarland.de [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie und Radiochemie, Am Markt, Zeile 5, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of combinatorial coevaporated thin film Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4}. I. Temperature effect, crystalline phases, morphology, and photoluminescence  

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Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} is a promising low-cost, nontoxic, earth-abundant absorber material for thin-film solar cell applications. In this study, combinatorial coevaporation was used to synthesize individual thin-film samples spanning a wide range of compositions at low (325?C) and high (475?C) temperatures. Film composition, grain morphology, crystalline-phase and photo-excitation information have been characterized by x-ray fluorescence, scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and photoluminescence imaging and mapping. Highly textured columnar grain morphology is observed for film compositions along the ZnS-Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4}-Cu{sub 2}SnS{sub 3} tie line in the quasi-ternary Cu{sub 2}S-ZnS-SnS{sub 2} phase system, and this effect is attributed to structural similarity between the Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4}, Cu{sub 2}SnS{sub 3}, and ZnS crystalline phases. At 475?C growth temperature, Sn-S phases cannot condense because of their high vapor pressures. As a result, regions that received excess Sn flux during growth produced compositions falling along the ZnS-Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4}-Cu{sub 2}SnS{sub 3} tie line. Room-temperature photoluminescence imaging reveals a strong correlation for these samples between film composition and photoluminescence intensity, where film regions with Cu/Sn ratios greater than ?2 show strong photoluminescence intensity, in comparison with much weaker photoluminescence in regions that received excess Sn flux during growth or subsequent processing. The observed photoluminescence quenching in regions that received excess Sn flux is attributed to the effects of Sn-related native point defects in Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} on non-radiative recombination processes. Implications for processing and performance of Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} solar cells are discussed.

Du, Hui; Yan, Fei; Young, Matthew; To, Bobby; Jiang, Chun-Sheng; Dippo, Pat; Kuciauskas, Darius; Teeter, Glenn, E-mail: glenn.teeter@nrel.gov [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway, MS3218, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Chi, Zhenhuan [Renishaw Incorporated, 5277 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192 (United States); Lund, Elizabeth A.; Hancock, Chris; Hlaing OO, Win Maw; Scarpulla, Mike A. [Departments of Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (United States)

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Effects of coexisting spin disorder and antiferromagnetism on the magnetic behavior of nanostructured (Fe{sub 79}Mn{sub 21}){sub 1?x}Cu{sub x} alloys  

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We report a magnetic study on nanostructured (Fe{sub 79}Mn{sub 21}){sub 1?x}Cu{sub x} (0.00???x???0.30) alloys using static magnetic measurements. The alloys are mainly composed by an antiferromagnetic fcc phase and a disordered region that displays a spin-glass-like behavior. The interplay between the antiferromagnetic and magnetically disordered phases establishes an exchange anisotropy that gives rise to a loop shift at temperatures below the freezing temperature of moments belonging to the disordered region. The loop shift is more noticeable as the Cu content increases, which also enhances the spin-glass-like features. Further, in the x?=?0.30 alloy the alignment imposed by applied magnetic fields higher than 4 kOe prevail over the configuration determined by the frustration mechanism that characterizes the spin glass-like phase.

Mizrahi, M., E-mail: mizrahi@fisica.unlp.edu.ar, E-mail: cabrera@fisica.unlp.edu.ar [INIFTA-CCT- La Plata-CONICET and Departamento de Fsica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, C. C. 67, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Cabrera, A. F., E-mail: mizrahi@fisica.unlp.edu.ar, E-mail: cabrera@fisica.unlp.edu.ar; Desimoni, J. [IFLP-CCT-La Plata-CONICET and Departamento de Fsica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas C.C. 67, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Stewart, S. J. [IFLP-CCT-La Plata-CONICET and Departamento de Fsica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas C.C. 67, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Instituto Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche, Av. Calchaqu No. 6200, Florencio Varela (Argentina)

2014-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - SWL NERC status june 2009.ppt  

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internal districts audits - Point of contact for RRO audits - Point of contact with other Registered Entities - Assist in developing district compliance policies and procedures -...

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Rapid climate change: scientific challenges and the new NERC programme  

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...prod- uct of nuclear-fuel reprocessing from northwest...2001 Sixteen years of Florida Current transport at...Deep Water: sources, rates and pathways. J. Geophys...of large scale airsea energy flux parameterizations...Weaker Gulf Stream in the Florida Straits during the Last...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemisorption and catalysis by metal clusters. II. Chemisorption of carbon monoxide and of oxygen by supported osmium clusters derived from Os/sub 3/(CO)/sub 12/ and from Os/sub 6/(CO)/sub 18/  

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Carbon monoxide and oxygen have been chemisorbed at 293 K on the high-nuclearity carbonyl-protected clusters (the various species A) obtained by heating in vacuo to 523 K Os/sub 3/(CO)/sub 12/ or Os/sub 6/(CO)/sub 18/ impregnated on silica, alumina, or titania. The adsorption isotherms have a conventional appearance, but most are composed of a primary and a secondary region. Material adsorbed in the secondary region is removed by evacuation at room temperature whereas that adsorbed in the primary region is removed by evacuation at elevated temperatures. For species A/alumina and the species A/titania the primary region is complete and the secondary region commences when the pressure over the adsorbent is 0.2 Torr. Species A/silica gave no secondary region in oxygen adsorption. Adsorption and subsequent temperature-programmed desorption of (/sup 18/O)CO occurred without any dilution by (/sup 16/O)CO, indicating that ligand-(/sup 16/O)CO and adsorbed-(/sup 18/O)CO do not exchange even at elevated temperatures. The two species A/aluminas catalyzed oxygen isotope exchange at 293 K. From the experimental evidence it is deduced that carbon monoxide and oxygen each adsorbs molecularly in both the primary and the secondary regions. In the primary region carbon monoxide adsorption occurs at osmium sites on the cluster framework, whereas in the secondary region it occurs at ligand-carbon bonded to osmium. For oxygen, adsorption in the primary region is again at osmium sites on the cluster framework but that in the secondary region is at osmium sites of the cluster framework suitably modified as a result of the support-cluster interaction.

Hunt, D.J.; Jackson, S.D.; Moyes, R.B.; Wells, P.B.; Whyman, R.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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[Ni(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}]{sub 3}[U(OH,H{sub 2}O)(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}O{sub 12}(OH){sub 3}], crystal structure and comparison with uranium minerals with U{sub 3}O{sub 8}-type sheets  

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The new U(VI) compound, [Ni(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}]{sub 3}[U(OH,H{sub 2}O)(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}O{sub 12}(OH){sub 3}], was synthesized by mild hydrothermal reaction of uranyl and nickel nitrates. The crystal-structure was solved in the P-1 space group, a=8.627(2), b=10.566(2), c=12.091(4) A and alpha=110.59(1), beta=102.96(2), gamma=105.50(1){sup o}, R=0.0539 and wR=0.0464 from 3441 unique observed reflections and 151 parameters. The structure of the title compound is built from sheets of uranium polyhedra closely related to that in beta-U{sub 3}O{sub 8}. Within the sheets [(UO{sub 2})(OH)O{sub 4}] pentagonal bipyramids share equatorial edges to form chains, which are cross-linked by [(UO{sub 2})O{sub 4}] and [UO{sub 4}(H{sub 2}O)(OH)] square bipyramids and through hydroxyl groups shared between [(UO{sub 2})(OH)O{sub 4}] pentagonal bipyramids. The sheets are pillared by sharing the apical oxygen atoms of the [(UO{sub 2})(OH)O{sub 4}] pentagonal bipyramids with the oxygen atoms of [NiO{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}] octahedral units. That builds a three-dimensional framework with water molecules pointing towards the channels. On heating [Ni(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}]{sub 3}[U(OH,H{sub 2}O)(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}O{sub 12}(OH){sub 3}] decomposes into NiU{sub 3}O{sub 10}. - Graphical abstract: The framework of [Ni(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}]{sub 3}[U(OH,H{sub 2}O)(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}O{sub 12}(OH){sub 3}] built from uranium polyhedra sheets pillared by Ni-centered octahedra.

Rivenet, Murielle, E-mail: Murielle.rivenet@ensc-lille.f [Unite de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide, Equipe Chimie du Solide, UCCS UMR CNRS 8181, USTL, ENSC-B.P. 90108, 59652 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex (France); Vigier, Nicolas; Roussel, Pascal; Abraham, Francis [Unite de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide, Equipe Chimie du Solide, UCCS UMR CNRS 8181, USTL, ENSC-B.P. 90108, 59652 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex (France)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dopant spin states and magnetism of Sn{sub 1?x}Fe{sub x}O{sub 2} nanoparticles  

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This work reports detailed investigations of a series of ?2.6?nm sized, Sn{sub 1?x}Fe{sub x}O{sub 2} crystallites with x?=?00.10 using Mossbauer spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR), and magnetometry to determine the oxidation state of Fe dopants and their role in the observed magnetic properties. The magnetic moment per Fe ion ? was the largest ?6.48??10{sup ?3} ?{sub B} for the sample with the lowest (0.001%) Fe doping, and it showed a rapid downward trend with increasing Fe doping. Majority of the Fe ions are in 3+ oxidation state occupying octahedral sites. Another significant fraction of Fe dopant ions is in 4+ oxidation state and a still smaller fraction might be existing as Fe{sup 2+} ions, both occupying distorted sites, presumably in the surface regions of the nanocrystals, near oxygen vacancies. These studies also suggest that the observed magnetism is not due to exchange coupling between Fe{sup 3+} spins. A more probable role for the multi-valent Fe ions may be to act as charge reservoirs, leading to charge transfer ferromagnetism.

Punnoose, A., E-mail: apunnoos@boisestate.edu; Dodge, Kelsey; Reddy, K. M.; Franco, Nevil; Chess, Jordan; Eixenberger, Josh [Department of Physics, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho 83725-1570 (United States); Beltrn, J. J. [Department of Physics, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho 83725-1570 (United States); Grupo de Estado Slido, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Antioquia UdeA, Calle 70 No 52-21, Medelln (Colombia); Barrero, C. A. [Grupo de Estado Slido, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Antioquia UdeA, Calle 70 No 52-21, Medelln (Colombia)

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Intrinsic relationship between electronic structures and phase transition of SrBi{sub 2?x}Nd{sub x}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 9} ceramics from ultraviolet ellipsometry at elevated temperatures  

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The ferroelectric orthorhombic to paraelectric tetragonal phase transition of SrBi{sub 2?x}Nd{sub x}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 9} (x?=?0, 0.05, 0.1, and 0.2) layer-structured ceramics has been investigated by temperature-dependent spectroscopic ellipsometry. Based on the analysis of dielectric functions from 0 to 500?C with double Tauc-Lorentz dispersion model, the interband transitions located at ultraviolet region have shown an abrupt variation near the Curie temperature. The changes of dielectric functions are mainly due to the thermal-optical and/or photoelastic effect. Moreover, the characteristic alteration in interband transitions can be ascribed to distortion of NbO{sub 6} octahedron and variation of hybridization between Bi 6s and O 2p states during the structure transformation.

Duan, Z. H.; Jiang, K.; Xu, L. P.; Li, Y. W.; Hu, Z. G., E-mail: zghu@ee.ecnu.edu.cn; Chu, J. H. [Key Laboratory of Polar Materials and Devices, Ministry of Education, Department of Electronic Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241 (China)

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Hydrothermal synthesis of [C{sub 6}H{sub 16}N{sub 2}][In{sub 2}Se{sub 3}(Se{sub 2})]: A new one-dimensional indium selenide  

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A new organically templated indium selenide, [C{sub 6}H{sub 16}N{sub 2}][In{sub 2}Se{sub 3}(Se{sub 2})], has been prepared hydrothermally from the reaction of indium, selenium and trans-1,4-diaminocyclohexane in water at 170 deg. C. This material was characterised by single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, FT-IR and elemental analysis. The compound crystallises in the monoclinic space group C2/c (a=12.0221(16) A, b=11.2498(15) A, c=12.8470(17) A, {beta}=110.514(6){sup o}). The crystal structure of [C{sub 6}H{sub 16}N{sub 2}][In{sub 2}Se{sub 3}(Se{sub 2})] contains anionic chains of stoichiometry [In{sub 2}Se{sub 3}(Se{sub 2})]{sup 2-}, which are aligned parallel to the [1 0 1] direction, and separated by diprotonated trans-1,4-diaminocyclohexane cations. The [In{sub 2}Se{sub 3}(Se{sub 2})]{sup 2-} chains, which consist of alternating four-membered [In{sub 2}Se{sub 2}] and five-membered [In{sub 2}Se{sub 3}] rings, contain perselenide (Se{sub 2}){sup 2-} units. UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy indicates that [C{sub 6}H{sub 16}N{sub 2}][In{sub 2}Se{sub 3}(Se{sub 2})] has a band gap of 2.23(1) eV. - Graphical abstract: [C{sub 6}H{sub 16}N{sub 2}][In{sub 2}Se{sub 3}(Se{sub 2})], prepared under hydrothermal conditions, contains one-dimensional chains of stoichiometry [In{sub 2}Se{sub 3}(Se{sub 2})]{sup 2-}, in which four-membered [In{sub 2}Se{sub 2}] and five-membered [In{sub 2}Se{sub 3}] rings alternate. Highlights: > New one-dimensional indium selenide prepared under hydrothermal conditions. > The [In{sub 2}Se{sub 3}(Se{sub 2})]{sup 2-} chains are a new structural motif for Group 13 chalcogenides. > Unusual presence of (Se{sub 2}){sup 2-} moieties. > Optical band gap of 2.23(1) eV.

Ewing, Sarah J.; Powell, Anthony V. [Heriot-Watt University, Department of Chemistry, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom); Vaqueiro, Paz, E-mail: chepv@hw.ac.uk [Heriot-Watt University, Department of Chemistry, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)

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Oxygen concentration of Eu sub 1 Ba sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7 minus x in vacuum: An atom probe study  

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Atom Probe mass analysis, at 85 K, using a wide-angle instrument was used to measure the oxygen content and metallic stoichiometry of the near-surface region of the superconducting ceramic oxide Eu{sub 1}Ba{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7{minus}{ital x}} ({ital x}{approx equal}0.1) after vacuum exposure at room temperature. Routine specimen preparation, handling, and field-ion imaging produced a specimen which had already lost oxygen such that its measured surface oxygen content corresponded to {ital x}=0.73 and the metallic stoichiometry of the surface was not the expected 1:2:3 but was enhanced in Ba and Eu. The specimen was subsequently exposed to vacuum for up to 80 h at room temperature and no additional loss of oxygen was detected. It was concluded that either (1) a stoichiometric low-oxygen surface also would not have lost oxygen or (2) the nonstoichiometric layer forms a barrier for subsequent oxygen loss.

Elswijk, H.B.; Melmed, A.J.; Camus, P.P. (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Surface Science Division, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (US))

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Characterization of ternary compounds in the BaO:Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}:TiO{sub 2} system: Ba{sub 6}Fe{sub 45}Ti{sub 17}O{sub 106} and BaFe{sub 11}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 23}  

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Single crystals of Ba{sub 6}Fe{sub 45}Ti{sub 17}O{sub 106} and BaFe{sub 11}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 23} were obtained as major and minor coproducts, respectively, by slow-cooling an off-stoichiometric BaO:Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}:TiO{sub 2} melt. The former compound exhibits variable stoichiometry, Ba{sub 6}Fe{sub 48{minus}x}Ti{sub 14+x}O{sub 106}, with the Fe:Ti ratio dependent upon the partial pressure of oxygen. The value of x corresponds to the equivalents of reduction that occur to maintain electroneutrality as the Ti-content increases. When prepared in air, this phase occurs at x = 3 with the stoichiometry Ba{sub 6}Fe{sub 45}Ti{sub 17}O{sub 106}, while in 100% oxygen the x-value approaches zero with the resulting stoichiometry Ba{sub 6}Fe{sub 48}Ti{sub 14}O{sub 106} (all Fe{sup 3+} and Ti{sup 4+}). The structures of Ba{sub 6}Fe{sub 45}Ti{sub 17}O{sub 106} and BaFe{sub 11}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 23} were solved using single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods. Ba{sub 6}Fe{sub 45}Ti{sub 17}O{sub 106} was prepared in polycrystalline form, and further structural details, including accurate Fe/Ti occupancy factors, were determined by a combined refinement using neutron and synchrotron powder diffraction data. (Ba{sub 6}Fe{sub 45}Ti{sub 17}O{sub 106}: Space group C2/m (No 12); a = 19.390(1) {angstrom}, b = 20.260(1) {angstrom}, c = 10.076(1) {angstrom}, {beta} = 105.27(1){degree}; V = 3818.5(3) {angstrom}{sup 3}; Z = 2; {rho}{sub calc} = 5.08 g/cm{sup 3}. Ba{sub 6}Fe{sub 11}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 23}: Space group C2/c (No 15); a = 19.56(1) {angstrom}, b = 8.6614(7) {angstrom}, c = 10.120(1) {angstrom}, {beta} = 105.62(1){degree}; V = 1651.1(3) {angstrom}{sup 3}; Z = 4; {rho}{sub calc} = 5.08 g/cm{sup 3}.) The magnetic behavior of Ba{sub 6}Fe{sub 45}Ti{sub 17}O{sub 106} above room temperature up to 1073 K was found to obey the Curie-Weiss law, which indicated a small effective magnetic moment (34 {mu}{sub B} per mole Ba{sub 6}Fe{sub 45}Ti{sub 17}O{sub 106}) and a large negative temperature intercept ({minus}806 K). Electrical resistivity measurements between room temperature and 120 K revealed nonmetallic behavior with an activation energy on the order of 0.17 eV. At 347 MHz under ambient conditions, Ba{sub 6}Fe{sub 45}Ti{sub 17}O{sub 106} exhibited a relative permittivity of 24 and a dielectric loss tangent of 0.10.

Vanderah, T.A.; Wong-Ng, W.; Toby, B.H.; Shull, R.D.; Roth, R.S. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States). Materials Science and Engineering Lab.] [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States). Materials Science and Engineering Lab.; Browning, V.M. [Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States)] [Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States); Geyer, R.G. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO (United States)] [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO (United States)

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Synthesis and characterization of hybrid materials based on 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ionic liquid and Dawson-type tungstophosphate K{sub 7}[H{sub 4}PW{sub 18}O{sub 62}].18H{sub 2}O and K{sub 6}[P{sub 2}W{sub 18}O{sub 62}].13H{sub 2}O  

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In this study, we synthesized hybrid materials using well-Dawson polyoxometalates (POMs), K{sub 7}[H{sub 4}PW{sub 18}O{sub 62}].18H{sub 2}O or K{sub 6}[P{sub 2}W{sub 18}O{sub 62}].13H{sub 2}O and a room temperature ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([BMIM][BF{sub 4}]). K, W, P and CHN elemental analysis showed that one mole of [H{sub 4}PW{sub 18}O{sub 62}]{sup 7-} reacts with 6 moles of BMIM{sup +} and one mole of [P{sub 2}W{sub 18}O{sub 62}]{sup 6-} reacts with 4 moles of BMIM{sup +} to form, respectively, K[BMIM]{sub 6}H{sub 4}PW{sub 18}O{sub 62} and K{sub 2}[BMIM]{sub 4}P{sub 2}W{sub 18}O{sub 62}. X-ray diffraction illustrated amorphous structure of the hybrid materials. FT-IR spectra showed the presence of both 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium cation and the Dawson anion. TG analysis displayed a relative thermal stability of the hybrid materials compared to the parents Dawson POMs. Cyclic voltammetry showed that the reduction peak potentials of the Dawson anion in the hybrid materials shift towards negative values and the shift is more pronounced for K[BMIM]{sub 6}H{sub 4}PW{sub 18}O{sub 62} compared to K{sub 2}[BMIM]{sub 4}P{sub 2}W{sub 18}O{sub 62}. This was attributed to a decrease in the acidity of the Dawson POM anion in the hybrid material. -- Graphical abstract: Powder XRD patterns of (a) PW{sub 18}, (b) K[BMIM]{sub 6}H{sub 4}PW{sub 18}O{sub 62}, (c) P{sub 2}W{sub 18}, and (d) K{sub 2}[BMIM]{sub 4}P{sub 2}W{sub 18}O{sub 62}. Display Omitted Research highlights: {yields} 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate([BMIM][BF{sub 4}]) reacts with K{sub 7}[H{sub 4}PW{sub 18}O{sub 62}].18H{sub 2}O to form K[BMIM]{sub 6}H{sub 4}PW{sub 18}O{sub 62}. {yields} [BMIM][BF{sub 4}] reacts with K{sub 6}[P{sub 2}W{sub 18}O{sub 62}].13H{sub 2}O to form K{sub 2}[BMIM]{sub 4}P{sub 2}W{sub 18}O{sub 62}. {yields} K[BMIM]{sub 6}H{sub 4}PW{sub 18}O{sub 62} and K{sub 2}[BMIM]{sub 4}P{sub 2}W{sub 18}O{sub 62} displayed amorphous structures. {yields} K[BMIM]{sub 6}H{sub 4}PW{sub 18}O{sub 62} and K{sub 2}[BMIM]{sub 4}P{sub 2}W{sub 18}O{sub 62} illustrated low water content. {yields} K[BMIM]{sub 6}H{sub 4}PW{sub 18}O{sub 62} and K{sub 2}[BMIM]{sub 4}P{sub 2}W{sub 18}O{sub 62} showed improved thermal stability.

Ammam, Malika, E-mail: m78ammam@yahoo.f [Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM), K.U Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 44, B-3001 Heverlee (Belgium); Fransaer, Jan [Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM), K.U Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 44, B-3001 Heverlee (Belgium)

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Lattice Vibrations in La(Ce)Fe<sub>4sub>Sb>12sub> and CoSb<sub>3sub>: Inelastic Neutron Scattering and Theory  

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We present results of time-of-flight inelastic neutron scattering phonon density of states measurements on (La,Ce){sub 0.9}Fe{sub 4}Sb{sub 12} and CoSb{sub 3} as well as of a detailed comparison with lattice dynamical models in the literature. The MARI experimental setup is replicated by a theory for scattering from a polycrystalline material. The model considered for the filled materials is a local density approximation (LDA) based short-range force constant model and those considered for CoSb{sub 3} are the LDA-based model with the La-related parameters removed and a semiempirical model. We show that the presence of La significantly affects the shape of the spectrum. We also conclude that upon filling the Sb intrasquare force constants are weakened and that the transition-metal Sb bonds are almost unchanged.

Feldman, J. L. [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.; Dai, Pengcheng [ORNL; Enck, Thomas P [ORNL; Sales, Brian C [ORNL; Mandrus, David [ORNL; Singh, David J [ORNL

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Solvothermal synthesis and characterisation of new one-dimensional indium and gallium sulphides: [C{sub 1}N{sub 4}H{sub 26}]{sub 0.5}[InS{sub 2}] and [C{sub 1}N{sub 4}H{sub 26}]{sub 0.5}[GaS{sub 2}  

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Two new main group metal sulphides, [C{sub 1}N{sub 4}H{sub 26}]{sub 0.5}[InS{sub 2}] (1) and [C{sub 1}N{sub 4}H{sub 26}]{sub 0.5}[GaS{sub 2}] (2) have been prepared solvothermally in the presence of 1,4-bis(3-aminopropyl)piperazine and their crystal structures determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Both compounds are isostructural and crystallise in the monoclinic space group P2{sub 1}/n (Z=4), with a=6.5628(5), b=11.2008(9), c=12.6611(9) A and {beta}=94.410(4){sup o} (wR=0.035) for compound (1) and a=6.1094(5), b=11.2469(9), c=12.7064(10) A and {beta}=94.313(4){sup o} (wR=0.021) for compound (2). The structure of [C{sub 1}N{sub 4}H{sub 26}]{sub 0.5}[MS{sub 2}] (M=In,Ga) consists of one-dimensional [MS{sub 2}]{sup -} chains which run parallel to the crystallographic a axis and are separated by diprotonated amine molecules. These materials represent the first example of solvothermally prepared one-dimensional gallium and indium sulphides. -- Graphical abstract: [C{sub 1}N{sub 4}H{sub 26}]{sub 0.5}[InS{sub 2}] and [C{sub 1}N{sub 4}H{sub 26}]{sub 0.5}[GaS{sub 2}], prepared under solvothermal conditions, consist of one-dimensional [MS{sub 2}]{sup -} chains separated by diprotonated 1,4-bis(3-aminopropyl)piperazine molecules.

Vaqueiro, Paz [Department of Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: chepv@hw.ac.uk

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Neutron diffraction and specific heat studies on the magnetic ordering in the [Fe{sup II}({delta})Fe{sup II}({lambda})(ox){sub 2}(Phen){sub 2}]{sub n} molecular magnet  

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The magnetic characteristics of the molecular magnet [Fe{sup II}({delta})Fe{sup II}({lambda})(ox){sub 2}(Phen){sub 2}]{sub n}, having chemical formula C{sub 28}H{sub 16}Fe{sub 2}N{sub 4}O{sub 8} for unity, has been studied by magnetization, neutron diffraction, and field-dependent specific heat-measurements. In the high-temperature regime (T>T{sub m}), the one-dimensional Ising chain model with alternate Lande factors is applied to describe its quasiferrimagnetic behavior as temperature approaches T{sub m}. In the low-temperature region (Tsub m}), the increase of interchain interactions gives rise to long-range magnetic ordering as indicated by an anomaly in specific heat. Furthermore, an intrinsic antiparallel alignment of spins with a net ferrimagnetic structure is deduced from neutron diffraction study. The field-dependent {lambda}-type anomaly of specific heat indicates that applying a magnetic field raises magnetic ordering temperature. An additional small anomaly in specific heat is also seen below T{sub m}, which could be due to the zero-field splitting caused by the internal crystal field.

Ho, C. J.; Her, J. L.; Sun, C. P.; Huang, C. L.; Chou, C. C.; Yang, H. D. [Department of Physics, Center of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China); Yang, C. C.; Li, W. H. [Department of Physics and Center for Neutron Beam Applications, National Central University, Chung-Li 32054, Taiwan (China); Li Lulin; Lin, K. J. [Department of Chemistry, Center of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung 402, Taiwan (China); Lynn, J. W. [NIST Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States)

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interband electronic transitions and phase transformation of multiferroic Bi{sub 1?x}La{sub x}Fe{sub 1?y}Ti{sub y}O{sub 3} ceramics revealed by temperature-dependent spectroscopic ellipsometry  

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Optical properties and phase transition of Bi{sub 1?x}La{sub x}Fe{sub 1?y}Ti{sub y}O{sub 3} (BLFTO) ceramics with different composition (0.02???x???0.10, 0.01???y???0.06) have been investigated by spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) in the temperature range of ?70450?C. The real part of the complex dielectric function ?{sub 1} increases with the temperature. Meanwhile, the imaginary part ?{sub 2} in the low-energy region decreases with the temperature and has an opposite trend in the high-energy side. Four typical interband transitions (E{sub a} ? 2.50?eV, E{sub b} ? 2.70?eV, E{sub c} ? 3.60?eV, and E{sub d} ? 4.25?eV) can be observed from the second derivative of the complex dielectric functions with aid of the standard critical point model. The critical point (CP) transition becomes broadening and shifts to a lower energy side as La and Ti compositions increase. Moreover, the CP transition energies show a red-shift trend with increasing the temperature until 320?C, due to the lattice thermal expansion and electron-phonon interaction. The typical interband transitions and partial spectral weight present anomalies in the proximity of antiferromagnetic transition owing to the coupling between magnetic and ferroelectric order parameters and spin-lattice coupling for BLFTO multiferroic materials. It was found that the Nel temperature of BLFTO ceramics decreases from 364 to 349?C with increasing doping composition of La and Ti elements. These phenomena can be attributed to the modification of electronic structure and magnetic order because the differences of electronegativity and ionic radii between Bi and La, Fe and Ti induce the variations on the bond angle and bond length between cations and anions. Moreover, the substitution for magnetic Fe{sup 3+} ions with nonmagnetic Ti{sup 4+} ions can reduce the exchange interaction between adjacent magnetic moments. Therefore, SE technique can be sensitive for detecting the phase/structural transitions of multiferroic oxides.

Xu, L. P.; Jiang, P. P.; Duan, Z. H.; Hu, Z. G., E-mail: zghu@ee.ecnu.edu.cn; Zhu, Z. Q.; Chu, J. H. [Key Laboratory of Polar Materials and Devices (MOE), Department of Electronic Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241 (China); Zhang, L. L.; Yu, J. [Functional Material Research Laboratory, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China)

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Special features of the excitation spectra and kinetics of photoluminescence of the Si{sub 1-x}Ge{sub x}:Er/Si structures with relaxed heterolayers  

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Luminescent properties of heteroepitaxial Si{sub 1-x}Ge{sub x}:Er/Si structures with relaxed heterolayers are studied. The results of combined studies of the excitation spectra and kinetics of photoluminescence (PL) are used to single out the components providing the largest contribution to the PL signal of the Si{sub 1-x}Ge{sub x}:Er/Si structures in the wavelength region of 1.54 {mu}m. It is shown that relaxation of elastic stresses in the Si{sub 1-x}Ge{sub x}:Er heterolayer affects only slightly the kinetic characteristics of erbium luminescence and manifests itself in insignificant contribution of the defects and defect-impurity complexes to the luminescent response of the Si{sub 1-x}Ge{sub x}:Er/Si structures. In the excitation spectra of the erbium PL, special features related to the possibility of the rare-earth impurity excitation at energies lower than the band gap of the Si{sub 1} {sub -x}Ge{sub x} solid solution are revealed. It is shown that a peak the width of which depends on the band gap of the solid solution and the extent of its relaxation is observed in the excitation spectra of the erbium-related PL in the Si{sub 1-x}Ge{sub x}:Er/Si structures in the wavelength region of 1040-1050 nm. The observed specific features are accounted for by involvement of intermediate levels in the band gap of the Si{sub 1-x}Ge{sub x}:Er solid solution in the process of excitation of an Er{sup 3+} ion.

Krasilnikova, L. V., E-mail: Luda@ipm.sci-nnov.ru; Yablonskiy, A. N.; Stepikhova, M. V.; Drozdov, Yu. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Physics of Microstructures (Russian Federation); Shengurov, V. G. [Lobachevsky State University, Physicotechnical Research Institute (Russian Federation); Krasilnik, Z. F. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Physics of Microstructures (Russian Federation)

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Characterization of photoluminescent (Y{sub 1{minus}x}Eu{sub x}){sub 2}O{sub 3} thin-films prepared by metallorganic chemical vapor deposition  

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Europium doped yttrium oxide, (Y{sub 1{minus}x}Eu{sub x}){sub 2}O{sub 3}, thin-films were deposited on silicon and sapphire substrates by metallorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). The films were grown in a MOCVD chamber reacting yttrium and europium tris(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5,-heptanedionates) precursors in an oxygen atmosphere at low pressures (5 Torr) and low substrate temperatures (500--700 C). The films deposited at 500 C were flat and composed of nanocrystalline regions of cubic Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}, grown in a textured [100] or [110] orientation to the substrate surface. Films deposited at 600 C developed from the flat, nanocrystalline morphology into a plate-like growth morphology oriented in the [111] with increasing deposition time. Monoclinic Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} was observed in x-ray diffraction for deposition temperatures {ge}600 C on both (111) Si and (001) sapphire substrates. This was also confirmed by the photoluminescent emission spectra.

McKittrick, J.; Bacalski, C.F.; Hirata, G.A. [Univ. of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States); Hubbard, K.M.; Pattillo, S.G.; Salazar, K.V.; Trkula, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Materials Science and Technology Div.

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New oxyfluoride glass with high fluorine content and laser patterning of nonlinear optical BaAlBO{sub 3}F{sub 2} single crystal line  

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A new oxyfluoride glass of 50BaF{sub 2}-25Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-25B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (mol. %) with a large fraction of fluorine, i.e., F/(F + O) = 0.4, was prepared using a conventional melt-quenching method in order to synthesize new glass-ceramics containing nonlinear optical oxyfluoride crystals. The refractive index at 632.8 nm and ultra-violet cutoff wavelength of the glass were 1.564 and {approx}200 nm, respectively. Eu{sup 3+} ions in the glass showed a high quantum yield of 88% in the photoluminescence spectrum in the visible region. BaAlBO{sub 3}F{sub 2} crystals (size: 50-100 nm) showing second harmonic generations were formed through the crystallization of the glass. Lines consisting of BaAlBO{sub 3}F{sub 2} crystals were patterned successfully on the glass surface by laser irradiations (Yb:YVO{sub 4} laser with a wavelength of 1080 nm, laser power of 1.1 W, scanning speed of 8 {mu}m/s). High resolution transmission electron microscope observations combined with a focused ion beam technique indicate that BaAlBO{sub 3}F{sub 2} crystals are highly oriented just like a single crystal. The present study proposes that the new oxyfluoride glass and glass-ceramics prepared have a high potential for optical device applications.

Shionozaki, K.; Honma, T.; Komatsu, T. [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)

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The extended chain compounds Ln {sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17} (Ln=Pr, Nd, Gd, Dy): Synthesis, structure and physical properties  

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The title compounds are obtained in high yield from stoichiometric mixtures of Ln, LnI{sub 3} and graphite, heated at 900-950 deg. C in welded Ta containers. The crystal structures of new Pr and Nd phases determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction are related to those of other Ln {sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17}-type compounds (C 2/c, a=19.610(1) and 19.574(4) A, b=12.406(2) and 12.393(3) A, c=19.062(5) and 19.003(5) A, {beta}=90.45(3){sup o} and 90.41(3){sup o}, for Pr{sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17} and Nd{sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17}, respectively). All compounds contain infinite zigzag chains of C{sub 2}-centered metal atom octahedra condensed by edge-sharing into the [tcc] {sub {infinity}} sequence (c=cis, t=trans) and surrounded by edge-bridging iodine atoms as well as by apical iodine atoms that bridge between chains. The polycrystalline Gd{sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17} sample exhibits semiconducting thermal behavior which is consistent with an ionic formulation (Ln {sup 3+}){sub 12}(C{sub 2} {sup 6-}){sub 3}(I{sup -}){sub 17}(e{sup -}) under the assumption that one extra electron is localized in metal-metal bonding. The magnetization measurements on Nd{sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17}, Gd{sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17} and Dy{sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17} indicate the coexistence of competing magnetic interactions leading to spin freezing at T {sub f}=5 K for the Gd phase. The Nd and Dy compounds order antiferromagnetically at T {sub N}=25 and 29 K, respectively. For Dy{sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17}, a metamagnetic transition is observed at a critical magnetic field H{approx}25 kOe. - Graphical abstract: Zigzag chains of edge-sharing metal atom octahedra in Ln {sub 12}(C{sub 2}){sub 3}I{sub 17}.

Ryazanov, Mikhail [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstr. 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Mattausch, Hansjuergen [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstr. 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Simon, Arndt [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstr. 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany)], E-mail: A.Simon@fkf.mpg.de

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Synthesis, structure and properties of new chain cuprates, Na{sub 3}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 4} and Na{sub 8}Cu{sub 5}O{sub 10}  

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Na{sub 3}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 4} and Na{sub 8}Cu{sub 5}O{sub 10} were prepared via the azide/nitrate route from stoichiometric mixtures of the precursors CuO, NaN{sub 3} and NaNO{sub 3}. Single crystals have been grown by subsequent annealing of the as prepared powders at 500 deg. C for 2000h in silver crucibles, which were sealed in glass ampoules under dried Ar. According to the X-ray analysis of the crystal structures (Na{sub 3}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 4}: P2{sub 1}/n, Z=4, a=5.7046(2), b=11.0591(4), c=8.0261(3)A, {beta}=108.389(1){sup o}, 2516 independent reflections, R{sub 1}(all)=0.0813, wR{sub 2} (all)=0.1223; Na{sub 8}Cu{sub 5}O{sub 10}: Cm, Z=2, a=8.228(1), b=13.929(2), c=5.707(1)A, {beta}=111.718(2){sup o}, 2949 independent reflections, R{sub 1}(all)=0.0349, wR{sub 2} (all)=0.0850), the main feature of both crystal structures are CuO{sub 2} chains built up from planar, edge-sharing CuO{sub 4} squares. From the analysis of the Cu-O bond lengths, the valence states of either +2 or +3 can be unambiguously assigned to each copper atom. In Na{sub 3}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 4} these ions alternate in the chains, in Na{sub 8}Cu{sub 5}O{sub 10} the periodically repeated part consists of five atoms according to Cu{sup II}-Cu{sup II}-Cu{sup III}-Cu{sup II}-Cu{sup III}. The magnetic susceptibilities show the dominance of antiferromagnetic interactions. At high temperatures the compounds exhibit Curie-Weiss behaviour (Na{sub 3}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 4}: {mu}=1.7{mu}{sub B}, {theta}=-160K, Na{sub 8}Cu{sub 5}O{sub 10}: {mu}=1.8{mu}{sub B}, {theta}=-58K, magnetic moments per divalent copper ion). Antiferromagmetic ordering is observed to occur in these compounds below 13K (Na{sub 3}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 4}) and 24K (Na{sub 8}Cu{sub 5}O{sub 10})

Sofin, Mikhail [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstr. 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Peters, Eva-Maria [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstr. 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Jansen, Martin [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstr. 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany)]. E-mail: jansen@fkf.mpg.de

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Enhanced quantum yield of yellow photoluminescence of Dy{sup 3+} ions in nonlinear optical Ba{sub 2}TiSi{sub 2}O{sub 8} nanocrystals formed in glass  

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Transparent crystallized glasses consisting of nonlinear optical Ba{sub 2}TiSi{sub 2}O{sub 8} nanocrystals (diameter: {approx}100 nm) are prepared through the crystallization of 40BaO-20TiO{sub 2}-40SiO{sub 2}-0.5Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass (in the molar ratio), and photoluminescence quantum yields of Dy{sup 3+} ions in the visible region are evaluated directly by using a photoluminescence spectrometer with an integrating sphere. The incorporation of Dy{sup 3+} ions into Ba{sub 2}TiSi{sub 2}O{sub 8} nanocrystals is confirmed from the X-ray diffraction analyses. The total quantum yields of the emissions at the bands of {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}{yields}{sup 6}H{sub 15/2} (blue: 484 nm), {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}{yields}{sup 6}H{sub 13/2} (yellow: 575 nm), and {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}{yields}{sup 6}H{sub 11/2} (red: 669 nm) in the crystallized glasses are {approx}15%, being about four times larger compared with the precursor glass. It is found that the intensity of yellow (575 nm) emissions and the branching ratio of the yellow (575 nm)/blue (484 nm) intensity ratio increase largely due to the crystallization. It is suggested from Judd-Ofelt analyses that the site symmetry of Dy{sup 3+} ions in the crystallized glasses is largely distorted, giving a large increase in the yellow emissions. It is proposed that Dy{sup 3+} ions substitute Ba{sup 2+} sites in Ba{sub 2}TiSi{sub 2}O{sub 8} nanocrystals. - Grapical abstract: This figure shows the photoluminescence spectra of Dy{sup 3+} ions in the range of 450-700 nm obtained in the quantum field measurements for the precursor BTS and crystallized (at 770 and 790 deg. C, for 30 min) glasses. The wavelength of the excitation light was 352 nm. By incorporating into Ba{sub 2}TiSi{sub 2}O{sub 8} nanocrystals, the emission intensity of the yellow band of Dy{sup 3+} ions is largely enhanced. This would give an impact in the science and technology of photoluminescence materials.

Maruyama, N.; Honma, T. [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan); Komatsu, T. [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)], E-mail: komatsu@mst.nagaokaut.ac.jp

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonance in the Electron-doped High-T<sub>c> Superconductor Pr<sub>0.88sub>LaCe>0.12sub>CuO>4-?sub>  

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In conventional superconductors, the interaction that pairs the electrons to form the superconducting state is mediated by lattice vibrations (phonons). In high-transition-temperature (high-T{sub c}) copper oxides, it is generally believed that magnetic excitations might play a fundamental role in the superconducting mechanism because superconductivity occurs when mobile 'electrons' or 'holes' are doped into the antiferromagnetic parent compounds. Indeed, a sharp magnetic excitation termed 'resonance' has been observed by neutron scattering in a number of hole-doped materials. The resonance is intimately related to superconductivity, and its interaction with charged quasi-particles observed by photoemission, optical conductivity, and tunnelling suggests that it might play a part similar to that of phonons in conventional superconductors. The relevance of the resonance to high-T{sub c} superconductivity, however, has been in doubt because so far it has been found only in hole-doped materials. Here we report the discovery of the resonance in electron-doped superconducting Pr{sub 0.88}LaCe{sub 0.12}CuO{sub 4-{delta}} (T{sub c} = 24 K). We find that the resonance energy (E{sub r}) is proportional to T{sub c} via E{sub r} {approx} 5.8k{sub B}T{sub c} for all high-T{sub c} superconductors irrespective of electron- or hole-doping. Our results demonstrate that the resonance is a fundamental property of the superconducting copper oxides and therefore must be essential in the mechanism of superconductivity.

Wilson, Stephen D. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Dai, Pengcheng [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Li, Shiliang [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Chi, Songxue [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Kang, H. J. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Lynn, J. W. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanocrystallization in spark plasma sintered Fe{sub 48}Cr{sub 15}Mo{sub 14}Y{sub 2}C{sub 15}B{sub 6} bulk amorphous alloy  

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Spark plasma sintering (SPS) is evolving as an attractive process for the processing of multi-component Fe-based bulk amorphous alloys and their in-situ nanocomposites with controlled primary nanocrystallization. Extended Q-range small angle neutron scattering (EQ-SANS) analysis, complemented by x-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy, was performed to characterize nanocrystallization behavior of SPS sintered Fe-based bulk amorphous alloys. The SANS experiments show significant scattering for the samples sintered in the supercooled region indicating local structural/compositional changes associated with the profuse nucleation of nanoclusters (?4 nm). For the samples spark plasma sintered near and above crystallization temperature (>653 C), the SANS data show the formation of interference maximum indicating the formation and growth of (Fe,Cr){sub 23}C{sub 6} crystallites. The SANS data also indicate the evolution of bimodal crystallite distribution at higher sintering temperatures (above T{sub x1}). The growth of primary nanocrystallites results in impingement of concentration gradient fields (soft impingement effect), leading to non-random nucleation of crystallites near the primary crystallization.

Singh, Ashish; Harimkar, Sandip P. [School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States)] [School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States); Katakam, Shravana; Dahotre, Narendra B. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203 (United States)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203 (United States); Ilavsky, Jan [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois 60439 (United States)] [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois 60439 (United States)

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical studies of the structures and electronic properties of U(NH{sub 2}){sub 3} and Np(NH{sub 2}){sub 3}  

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The electronic structure of the model compounds U(NH{sub 2}){sub 3} and Np(NH{sub 2}){sub 3} is investigated with the aid of ab initio electronic structure techniques. The electronic ground states and equilibrium geometries of these complexes are determined using multi-configuration SCF techniques. Comparisons are made to their counterparts U(CH{sub 3}){sub 3} and Np(CH{sub 3}){sub 3}.

Hay, P.J.; Martin, R.L.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships Initiatives review meeting. Proceedings  

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A total of 32 papers were presented at the review meeting in sessions entitled: updates on regional characterization activities; CO{sub 2} sequestration with EOR; CO{sub 2} sequestration in saline formations I and II; and terrestrial carbon sequestration field projects. In addition are five introductory papers. These are all available on the website in slide/overview/viewgraph form.

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2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of the lanthanum deficit on electrical resistivity and heat capacity of silver-doped lanthanum manganites La{sub 1-x}Ag{sub y}MnO{sub 3}  

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The electrical resistivity and heat capacity of the silver-doped lanthanum manganites La{sub 0.80}Ag{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} and La{sub 0.85}Ag{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} have been investigated. Despite the nonstoichiometry of the composition, the La{sub 0.80}Ag{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} manganite exhibits a bulk homogeneity and better physical properties from the applied point of view as compared to the La{sub 0.85}Ag{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} manganite, viz., the former compound has a higher spontaneous magnetoresistance and a larger jump of the heat capacity with a small width of the phase transition, and the anomalies of the heat capacity and electrical resistivity in the vicinity of the Curie point of this compound agree with the fluctuation nature of the second-order phase transition. The behavior of the properties of lanthanum-deficient manganites under investigation in the region of the phase transition is consistent with the classical theory of indirect exchange interaction. The behavior of the temperature dependence of the electrical resistivity has been analyzed in terms of two models. One of these models is based on the tunneling of charge carriers between ferrons or polarons, and the other model is based on the polaron hopping conduction. Both approaches lead to consistent results, and their combination has made it possible to estimate the tunneling distance of charge carriers. The origin of the influence of technological parameters characterizing the synthesis of La{sub 1-x}Ag{sub y}MnO{sub 3} ceramic materials on their physical properties has been elucidated.

Abdulvagidov, Sh. B., E-mail: abdulvagidov@iwt.ru; Gamzatov, A. G. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Amirkhanov Institute of Physics, Dagestan Scientific Center (Russian Federation); Mel'nikov, O. V.; Gorbenko, O. Yu. [Moscow State University (Russian Federation)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION REGION I  

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REGION I REGION I 475 ALLENDALE ROAD KING OF PRUSSIA, PENNSYLVANIA 194061415 Docket No. 040-07123 JUL. 19 '996 License No. SUB-748 (Retired) United States -Department of Energy O ffice of EnvironmentalRestoration ATTN: W. Alexander Williams, Ph.D. EM-241 Cloverleaf Building 19901 Germantown Road Germantown, Maryland 20874-1290 SUBJECT: NL INDUSTRIES, ALBANY, NEW YORK Dear Dr. Williams: We are aware that DOE is responsible for the former National Lead Company (NL Industries) facility near Albany, New York. During a recent review of retired AEC License No. SUB-748, we found records which provide additional information concerning the use of source material at the facility. Copies of AEC documents which describe activities at that facility are enclosed. License No. SUB-00748 authorized possession of 38,000 pounds of uranium during

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Far-infrared transmission study of single-crystal Bi sub 2 Sr sub 2 Ca sub 1 Cu sub 2 O sub x superconductors  

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We report the infrared transmission of free-standing single crystals of the high-temperature superconductor Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 1}Cu{sub 2}O{sub {ital x}}, at temperatures between 25 and 300 K and at frequencies covering the range of 1.5{ital k}{sub {ital B}T{ital c}}{l angle}{h bar}{omega}{lt}12{ital k}{sub {ital B}T{ital c}}. The normal-state Drude relaxation rate follows a linear temperature dependence {h bar}/{tau}=3{ital k}{sub {ital B}T}. In the superconducting state there is no indication of a transmission peak, which characterizes a superconducting gap in the optical conductivity. We suggest that a strong pair-breaking interaction is responsible for this null result.

Forro, L.; Carr, G.L.; Williams, G.P.; Mandrus, D.; Mihaly, L. (Department of Physics, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY (USA) Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (USA) National Synchroton Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (USA))

1990-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous polarization in the antiferroelectric-ferroelectric phase coexistence state in PbZrO{sub 3}-Bi(Mg{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}  

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The ferroelectric system (1?x)PbZrO{sub 3}-(x)Bi(Mg{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3} has been investigated as a function of composition, temperature, and electric field by x-ray powder diffraction, dielectric, and ferroelectric measurements. Within the solubility limit (x???0.25), the system evolves from an orthorhombic-antiferroelectric to rhombohedral-ferroelectric state through a phase coexistence region. The highest polarization was found not for the composition exhibiting a pure ferroelectric state, but for a composition x?=?0.15 exhibiting ferroelectric + antiferroelectric phase coexistence close to the rhombohedral phase boundary. Electric poling of the equilibrium two-phase state led to irreversible enhancement in the rhombohedral phase fraction suggesting that the enhanced polarization is related to the enhanced polarizability of the lattice due to first order criticality as in ferroelectric-ferroelectric morphotropic phase boundary systems.

Vadlamani, Bhaskar Sravan; Lalitha, K. V.; Ranjan, Rajeev, E-mail: rajeev@materials.iisc.ernet.in [Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 560012 (India)

2013-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Myanmar South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) | Open  

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to

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Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Vietnam South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Flux expulsion and reversible magnetization in the stripe phase superconductor La{sub 1.45}Nd{sub 0.40}Sr{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4}  

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Magnetization and free energy surfaces have been studied for superconducting La{sub 1.45}Nd{sub 0.40}Sr{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4} in order to determine whether this stripe-phase material has a thermodynamic critical field curve, H{sub c}, similar to the classical superconductors. A large region of thermodynamic reversibility is found so that magnetization and free energy surfaces can be determined reliably over much of the H-T plane. In these stripe-phase materials there is evidence from neutron scattering that the holes collect in the domain walls of the antiphase domain structure, so the superconducting order parameter might be space dependent and the vortex lattice might be different from ordinary type-II superconductors. Although some uncertainty is introduced because a substantial background magnetization from the magnetic Nd ions must be subtracted, it can be stated that the H{sub c} vs T curve is found to be comparable to Nb. The material is a good bulk superconductor, but the shape of the magnetization curves (M{sub s} vs H) is quite different from the predictions of conventional type-II superconductor theories. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Ostenson, J.E.; Budko, S.; Breitwisch, M.; Finnemore, D.K. [Ames Laboratory, US DOE and Department of Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States)] [Ames Laboratory, US DOE and Department of Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States); Ichikawa, N.; Uchida, S. [University of Tokyo, Yayoi 2-11-16, Tokyo 113 (Japan)] [University of Tokyo, Yayoi 2-11-16, Tokyo 113 (Japan)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Josephson junctions in high-T/sub c/ superconductors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention includes a high T/sub c/ Josephson sperconducting junction as well as the method and apparatus which provides the junction by application of a closely controlled and monitored electrical discharge to a microbridge region connecting two portions of a superconducting film.

Falco, C.M.; Lee, T.W.

1981-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A non-adiabatic dynamics study of octatetraene: The radiationless conversion from S{sub 2} to S{sub 1}  

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Simulation of the excited state dynamics of all-trans-1,3,5,7-octatetraene has been performed to investigate the ultrafast radiationless S{sub 2} ? S{sub 1} internal conversion process. Multireference configuration interaction with single excitation method has been employed to optimize the equilibrium structure of the excited states, as well as the S{sub 2}/S{sub 1} conical intersection, and to investigate the non-adiabatic molecular dynamics of the S{sub 2}/S{sub 1} state transition. At the conical intersection, the molecule is found to be distorted from the original planar trans structure to a nearly perpendicular conformation around C{sub 3}?C{sub 4} bond, with the torsion angle being about 107. Such structural change can result in mutual approaching of states S{sub 2} and S{sub 1} in energy, and drastically increase the nonadiabatic coupling between the two states by destroying the inter-state symmetry prohibition in the electronic wavefunctions. Surface-hopping molecular dynamics simulations are performed to describe the non-adiabatic process. Upon the Franck-Condon excitation to the S{sub 2} state, the molecule quickly twists its C{sub 3}?C{sub 4} bond and approaches the conical intersection region, where it can undergo efficient internal conversion to S{sub 1}. The decay time constant (?) of S{sub 2} state is estimated to be around 251 fs by fitting the occupation number of average fraction of trajectories using an exponential damping function. This value is reasonably consistent with previous experimental measurements of around 300400 fs.

Qu, Zexing, E-mail: jlqzx@163.com; Liu, Chungen, E-mail: cgliu@nju.edu.cn [Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Chemistry of the Ministry of Education (MOE), School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)] [Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Chemistry of the Ministry of Education (MOE), School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic and optical properties of layered RE{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} (RE = Ce and Pr) from first principles  

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We have studied the structural and electronic properties of Ce{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} (CeTO) and Pr{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} (PrTO) by first-principles density functional theory calculations. The computed structural parameters are in fairly good agreement with the available experimental findings. Band structure calculations using the GGA+U approach predict an insulating ground state for the herein studied compounds. The insulating band gaps of 2.00 eV and 2.83 eV are found for CeTO and PrTO, respectively. The analysis of the density of states reveals that the strongly localized RE 4f levels act as charge-trapping sites, predicting a lower photocatalytic activity for CeTO. We have also calculated the optical properties for both CeTO and PrTO. Based on these properties, it is predicted that these titanates are insensitive to ultra-violet radiation, while they are more sensitive to frequencies of the radiation in visible and early UV regions.

Sayede, A. [Universite Lille Nord de France, F-59000 Lille (France); Khenata, R. [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modlisation Mathmatique, Universite de Mascara, Mascara, 29000 (Algeria); Chahed, A.; Benhelal, O. [Condensed Matter and Sustainable Development Laboratory, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, Sidi Bel-Abbes 22000 (Algeria)

2013-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure of excitation and fluorescence spectra recorded at the {sup 1}0{sub u}{sup +}(5 {sup 1}P{sub 1})-X {sup 1}0{sub g}{sup +} transition of Cd{sub 2}  

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Excitation and fluorescence ultraviolet spectra of Cd{sub 2} recorded at the {sup 1}0{sub u}{sup +}(5 {sup 1}P{sub 1})-X {sup 1}0{sub g}{sup +} transition are reported. The Cd{sub 2} molecules (seeded in Ar) produced in a continuous free-jet supersonic beam were excited in a vacuum chamber with a pulsed dye-laser beam. A well-resolved vibrational structure of the {sup 1}0{sub u}{sup +} <- X {sup 1}0{sub g}{sup +} excitation spectrum as well as the isotopic structure of the vibrational components were recorded. Analysis of the spectrum yielded vibrational constants for the {sup 1}0{sub u}{sup +} state: {omega}{sub e}{sup '}=100.50{+-}0.25 cm{sup -1}, {omega}{sub e}{sup '}x{sub e}{sup '}=0.325{+-}0.003 cm{sup -1}, D{sub 0}{sup '}=8638{+-}15 cm{sup -1}, D{sub e}{sup '}=8688{+-}15 cm{sup -1}, and {delta}R{sub e}=R{sub e}{sup ''}-R{sub e}{sup '}=1.04{+-}0.01 A derived for the {sup 226}Cd{sub 2} isotopomer. The {sup 1}0{sub u}{sup +} state potential-energy (PE) curve was obtained numerically using an inverse perturbation approach (IPA) procedure. Condon internal diffraction (CID) patterns in the {sup 1}0{sub u}{sup +}{yields}X {sup 1}0{sub g}{sup +} fluorescence band, emitted upon the selective excitation of the v{sup '}=38 and v{sup '}=39 vibrational components of the {sup 226}Cd{sub 2} isotopomer, were observed and improved the v{sup '} assignments derived from the analysis of the isotopic structure. Analysis of the fluorescence spectrum yielded information on the repulsive part of the ground-state interatomic potential. The result confirms a relatively soft repulsion between two Cd atoms in the short-range (2.53-4.05 A) region and makes allowance for a covalent admixture to the ground-state van der Waals bonding. Quasirelativistic valence ab initio calculations on the PE curves for the investigated states have been performed at the complete-active-space multiconfiguration self-consistent-field (CASSCF/CAS) multireference second-order perturbation theory (CASPT2) level with the total of 40 correlated electrons. In the calculations, the Cd atom is considered as a 20-valence electron system whereas the Cd{sup 20+} core is replaced by an energy-consistent pseudopotential which also accounts for scalar-relativistic effects and spin-orbit interaction within the valence shell. A comparison with results obtained from other experiments and ab initio calculations is presented.

Lukomski, M.; Koperski, J. [Instytut Fizyki, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, ul. Reymonta 4, 30-059 Krakow (Poland); Czuchaj, E. [Instytut Fizyki Teoretycznej i Astrofizyki, Uniwersytet Gdanski, ul. Wita Stwosza 57, 80-952 Gdansk (Poland); Czajkowski, M. [Department of Physics, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario N9B3P4 (Canada)

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dielectric strength of gas mixtures comprising SF/sub 6/, CO, c-C/sub 4/-F/sub 8/ and SF/sub 6/, N/sub 2/, c-C/sub 4/F/sub 8/  

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In a previous paper breakdown strengths of c-C/sub 4/F/sub 8//SF/sub 6//CO gas mixtures in various proportions were reported for a 30mm rod-sphere gap under ac and impulse voltages. A mixture of 1% c-C/sub 4/F/sub 8/ + 59% SF/sub 6/ + 40% CO exhibited higher dielectric strength than pure SF/sub 6/ in the pressure range between 350 and 400 kPa. The present paper compares CO and N/sub 2/ as a buffer in gas mixtures and extends the studies to a nearly uniform field gap and a highly non-uniform field gap. Additional experiments confirmed that the use of CO as a buffer in gas mixtures is superior to N/sub 2/ and that some c-C/sub 4/-F/sub 8//SF/sub 6//CO gas mixtures have higher dielectric strength and are cheaper than pure SF/sub 6/.

Qiu, Y.; Kuffel, E.

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous Spin-lattice Coupling in the Geometrically Frustrated Triangular Lattice antiferromagnet CuFeO<sub>2sub>  

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We use high-resolution synchrotron x-ray and neutron diffraction to study the geometrically frustrated triangular lattice antiferromagnet CuFeO{sub 2}. On cooling from room temperature, CuFeO{sub 2} undergoes two antiferromagnetic phase transitions with incommensurate and commensurate magnetic order at T{sub N1} = 14 K and T{sub N2} = 11 K, respectively. The occurrence of these two magnetic transitions is accompanied by second- and first-order structural phase transitions from hexagonal to monoclinic symmetry. Application of a 6.9 T magnetic field lowers both transition temperatures by {approx}1 K, and induces an additional incommensurate structural modulation in the temperature region where the field-driven ferroelectricity occurs. These results suggest that a strong magneto-elastic coupling is intimately related to the multiferroic effect.

Ye, Feng [ORNL; Ren, Y. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Huang, Q. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Fernandez-Baca, Jaime A [ORNL; Dai, Pengcheng [ORNL; Lynn, J. W. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Kimura, T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for making graded I-III-VI.sub.2 semiconductors and solar cell obtained thereby  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Improved cell photovoltaic conversion efficiencies are obtained by the simultaneous elemental reactive evaporation process of Mickelsen and Chen for making semiconductors by closer control of the evaporation rates and substrate temperature during formation of the near contact, bulk, and near junction regions of a graded I-III-VI.sub.2, thin film, semiconductor, such as CuInSe.sub.2 /(Zn,Cd)S or another I-III-VI.sub.2 /II-VI heterojunction.

Devaney, Walter E. (Seattle, WA)

1987-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

165

YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7 whiskers grown from the gas phase  

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YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} whiskers were grown by the {ital in} {ital situ} technique using radio frequency magnetron sputtering in Ar--O{sub 2} atmosphere at a substrate temperature of 720 {degree}C on (100) single crystal MgO substrate. High sputtering gas pressures were found to promote the formation of whiskers. Whiskers were found to start their growth from certain platelet crystals. The growth conditions for these whiskers are described and their structure is examined by analytical transmission electron microscope. These results seem to exclude the vapor--liquid--solid growth and propose direct condensation from the vapor.

Jaervinen, R.J.O.; Podkletnov, E.E.; Maentylae, T.A. (Tampere University of Technology, Insitute of Materials Science, P. O. Box 527, SF-33101 Tampere (Finland)); Laurilla, J.T.; Lepistoe, T.K. (Tampere University of Technology, Center for Electron Microscopy, P. O. Box 527, SF-33101 Tampere (Finland))

1991-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

166

Single photon production {nu}{sub l}N{yields}{nu}{sub l}N{gamma} in neutrino-nucleon scattering  

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The quasielastic charged current (CCQE) {nu}{sub e}n{yields}e{sup -}p scattering is the dominant mechanism to detect appearance of a {nu}{sub e} in an almost {nu}{sub {mu}} flux at the 1 GeV scale. Actual experiments show a precision below 1% and between less known background contributions, but necessary to constraint the event excess, we have the radiative corrections. A consistent model recently developed for the simultaneous description of elastic and radiative {pi}N scattering, pion-photoproduction and single pion production processes, both for charged and neutral current neutrino-nucleon scattering, is extended for the evaluation of the radiative {nu}{sub l}N{yields}{nu}{sub l}N{gamma} cross section. Our results are similar to a previous (but inconsistent) theoretical evaluation in the low energy region, and show an increment in the upper region where the {Delta} resonance becomes relevant.

Barbero, C.; Mariano, A. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C. C. 67, 1900 La Plata (Argentina)

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

167

Synthesis, structural and electrochemical properties of electron beam evaporated V{sub 2}O{sub 5} thin films  

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Vanadium pentoxide is one of the most promising cathode materials because it offers high energy density, low cost, low toxicity over the other cathode materials. Its layered and open structure makes this material in thin film form well suited for electro-chemical insertion reactions with the Li ions. In the present investigation, V{sub 2}O{sub 5} thin films have been prepared by electron beam evaporation technique on gold coated silicon substrates maintained at a substrate temperature of 250 Degree-Sign C in an oxygen partial pressure of 2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} mbar. The XRD patterns exhibited three predominant diffraction peaks corresponding to (200) (001) and (400) planes of orthorhombic phase of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} with P{sub mnm} space group. The electrochemical characteristics of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} thin films with thickness of 600 nm were examined in non-aqueous region. The film exhibited step wise discharge with two plateaus. The as-deposited film delivered a discharge capacity of 70 {mu}Ah/(cm{sup 2}-{mu}m) at a current density of 30 {mu}A/cm{sup 2}. Annealing of these films at 450 Degree-Sign C exhibited a better discharge capacity of 90 {mu}Ah/(cm{sup 2}-{mu}m).

Hussain, O. M.; Rosaiah, P. [Thin Film Laboratory, Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati-517 502 (India)

2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

168

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and structural analysis of amorphous SiO{sub x}N{sub y} films deposited at low temperatures  

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We establish, using a tetrahedral model, the bonding properties of amorphous silicon oxynitride (a-SiO{sub x}N{sub y}) films deposited at low temperatures (LTs) by electron-cyclotron resonance chemical-vapor deposition (ECRCVD) on several substrates and under various conditions of gas flows and total gas pressure in a dilute mixture of SiH{sub 4}+N{sub 2} in Ar. The atomic percentage of each tetrahedral unit incorporated in the film network is calculated from the deconvolution of the high-resolution x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) spectra in the Si 2p{sub 3/2} region and corroborated by the results obtained from both survey scans and the high-resolution XPS spectra in the N 1s region. The Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} phase is the most important one and the only bonding unit which is incorporated in all our LT ECRCVD SiO{sub x}N{sub y} films. The incorporation of all the other component tetrahedrons depends strongly on growth conditions. The threshold values of the N/Si atomic ratio for which intrinsic defects, such as Si-Si bonds, are not incorporated in the network depend on the O/Si ratio incorporated in the films, mainly due to the competition between oxygen and nitrogen atoms in their reaction with silicon dangling bonds. The effect of the total gas pressure on the atomic percentages of the oxidation states present in the LT ECRCVD SiO{sub x}N{sub y} films is qualitatively similar to the effect of the ion bombarding energy or the plasma density. O-N bonds are present only in samples having high amount of oxygen and nitrogen in their networks. For these films, our results show unambiguously the presence of the N-Si{sub 2}O tetrahedron and suggest that N-Si{sub 3-{nu}}O{sub {nu}} tetrahedrons with {nu}{>=}2 are not incorporated in their networks. A correlation is observed between the N-Si{sub 2}O and the Si-O{sub 3}(ON) tetrahedrons whose component peak is localized at (104.0{+-}0.2) eV in the Si 2p{sub 3/2} region of the XPS data, which suggests that both bonding units coexist in these films as some sort of complex bonding configuration.

Cova, P.; Poulin, S.; Masut, R.A. [Departmento de Fisica, Laboratorio de Simulacion de Dispositivos Semiconductores, Universidad de Oriente, Apartado 124, Cumana 6101, Sucre (Venezuela); Regroupement Quebecois sur les Materiaux de Pointe (RQMP) and Departement de Genie Physique, Ecole Polytechnique, C.P. 6079, succ. Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3A7 (Canada)

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Laser patterning and preferential orientation of two-dimensional planar {beta}-BaB{sub 2}O{sub 4} crystals on the glass surface  

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The laser-induced crystallization method is applied to pattern two-dimensional planar {beta}-BaB{sub 2}O{sub 4} crystals on the surface of Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3}-BaO-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass. By scanning Yb:YVO{sub 4} fiber lasers (wavelength: 1080 nm) continuously with a small step (0.5 {mu}m) between laser irradiated areas, homogeneous planar {beta}-BaB{sub 2}O{sub 4} crystals are patterned successfully, and a preferential growth orientation of {beta}-BaB{sub 2}O{sub 4} crystals is confirmed from linearly polarized micro-Raman scattering spectrum and second harmonic intensity measurements. It is found that the crystal growth direction is perpendicular to the laser scanning direction. This relation, i.e., the perpendicular relation, is different from the behavior in discrete crystal line patterning, where the crystal growth direction is consistent with the laser scanning direction. The present study proposes the possibility of the control of crystal growth direction in laser-induced crystallization in glasses. - Graphical abstract: This figure shows confocal scanning laser microscope and polarized optical microscope photographs for {beta}-BaB{sub 2}O{sub 4} crystals obtained by laser irradiations. The laser scanning was repeated with a step of 0.5 {mu}m between the lines using the condition of the power of P=0.8 W and a laser scanning speed of S=8 {mu}m/s. It is suggested that {beta}-BaB{sub 2}O{sub 4} crystals in the overlapped laser-irradiated region are highly oriented and the c-axis direction of {beta}-BaB{sub 2}O{sub 4} crystals is perpendicular to the laser scanning direction. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Laser-induced crystallization method is applied to pattern {beta}-BaB{sub 2}O{sub 4} crystals. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two-dimensional planar crystals are patterned on the glass surface. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Preferential growth orientation of {beta}-BaB{sub 2}O{sub 4} crystals is confirmed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Crystal growth direction is perpendicular to the laser scanning direction.

Suzuki, F.; Ogawa, K.; Honma, T. [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan); Komatsu, T., E-mail: komatsu@mst.nagaokaut.ac.jp [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

170

Region 9: Pacific Rim Region, Regional Sustainability Plan  

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

REGION 9: PACIFIC RIM REGION REGION 9: PACIFIC RIM REGION Regional Sustainability Plan Presented by Ruth Cox Region 9 Regional Administrator Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) May 22 nd , 2013 REGION 9 INFORMATION MANAGE Federal space  36 million RSF in Region Nine * 173 owned buildings, 955 leased buildings * 100,000 Federal workers housed DESIGN & CONSTRUCT new Federal buildings $1.4 billion in FY12 capital construction projects $318 million in FY13 - Los Angeles Courthouse project PROVIDE PROCUREMENT LEADERSHIP across the Federal government  $1.24 billion in total GSA Schedule sales in FY12  $468 million to small businesses  34,000 fleet vehicles, 53% of which are Alternative Fuel Vehicles Pacific Rim Profile - CA, AZ, NV, HI

171

Nanocrystalline K{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}: Eu for proton beam dosimetry  

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This paper investigates the Thermoluminescent response of nanocrystalline K{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}: Eu, prepared by Co-precipitation technique to 150 MeV proton beam. The particle size was calculated to be 45 nm by the broadening of the XRD peaks using Scherrer's formula. Samples in the form of pellets were irradiated by 150 MeV proton beam with dose range of 0.1 Gy to 325 Gy. Thermoluminescence (TL) glow curves of the irradiated samples were recorded and studied. It has been found that the phosphor shows a characteristic single peak at around 420 K. The TL response is linear in the range upto 200 Gy and then saturates for higher doses. The wider linear TL response of nanocrystalline K{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}: Eu and low fading makes it a superior candidate as a dosimeter to be used for detecting the doses of protons beams for its various applications in the field of space, therapy and research.

Bahl, Shaila; Lochab, S. P.; Pandey, A.; Aleynikov, V. E.; Molokanov, A.; Kumar, Pratik [Medical Physics Unit, IRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi-110029 (India); Inter-University Accelerator Center, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi - 110067 (India); Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi-110021 (India); Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna - 141980 (Russian Federation); Medical Physics Unit, IRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi-110029 (India)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

172

SO.sub.2 sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is a process for detecting low concentration levels of sulfur oxides (SO.sub.2) in a flowing gas stream (typically a combustion exhaust gas stream) and a catalytic SO.sub.2 sensor system which may be used in that process.

Dalla Betta, Ralph A. (Mountain View, CA); Sheridan, David R. (Menlo Park, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

The impact of carbon taxes or allowances on the electric generation market in the Ohio and ECAR region  

SciTech Connect

The North American electricity grid is separated into 11 regional reliability councils, collectively called the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC). The East Central Area Reliability Coordination Agreement (ECAR) is the reliability council that covers Ohio and Indiana, along with parts of Kentucky, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Ohio and the rest of the ECAR region rely more heavily on coal-fired generation than any other US region. The purpose of this report is to study the effect of carbon reduction policies on the cost and price of generation in the ECAR region, with an emphasis on Ohio. In order to do that, the author modeled the possible electric generation system for the ECAR and Ohio region for the year 2010 using a model developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory called the Oak Ridge Competitive Electric Dispatch model (ORCED). He let the model optimize the system based on various factors and carbon reduction policies to understand their impact. He then used the electricity prices and assumed demand elasticities to change the demands while also requiring all power plants to be profitable. The author discusses the different potential policies for carbon reduction and issues involving a restructured market; describes the model used for this analysis, the ECAR electricity sector, and the establishment of a base case; and describes the results of applying various carbon emission reduction approaches to the region. 14 figs., 5 tabs.

Hadley, S.W.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

U.S.-Sub-Saharan Trade Report/Profile | Data.gov  

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U.S.-Sub-Saharan Trade Report/Profile U.S.-Sub-Saharan Trade Report/Profile Manufacturing Data/Tools Research/Tech Services Apps Challenges Blogs Let's Talk Manufacturing You are here Data.gov » Communities » Manufacturing » Data U.S.-Sub-Saharan Trade Report/Profile Dataset Summary Description The quarterly trade "Report" and yearly "Profile" provide an overview of U.S. trade with Sub-Saharan Africa. The Profile is a more extensive version of the Report. Using data essentially from the World Trade Atlas, Census, IMF, and the World Bank, the report and profile describe: Sub-Saharan Africa's global trade and economic growth, U.S. imports and exports to/from Sub-Saharan Africa, and U.S. direct investment to the region. Tags {Africa,"Sub-Saharan Africa","U.S. trade"}

175

UF{sub 6} pressure excursions during cylinder heating  

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As liquid UF{sub 6} inside a cylinder changes from a liquid to a solid, it forms a porous solid which occupies approximately the same volume as that of the liquid before cooling. Simultaneously as the liquid cools, UF{sub 6} vapor in the cylinder ullage above the liquid desublimes on the upper region of the inner cylinder wall. This solid is a dense, glass-like material which can accumulate to a significant thickness. The thickness of the solid coating on the upper cylinder wall and directly behind the cylinder valve area will vary depending on the conditions during the cooling stage. The amount of time lapsed between UF{sub 6} solidification and UF{sub 6} liquefaction can also affect the UF{sub 6} coating. This is due to the daily ambient heat cycle causing the coating to sublime from the cylinder wall to cooler areas, thus decreasing the thickness. Structural weakening of the dense UF{sub 6} layer also occurs due to cylinder transport vibration and thermal expansion. During cylinder heating, the UF{sub 6} nearest the cylinder wall will liquefy first. As the solid coating behind the cylinder valve begins to liquefy, it results in increased pressure depending upon the available volume for expansion. At the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) during the liquefaction of the UF{sub 6} in cylinders in the UF{sub 6} feed and sampling autoclaves, this pressure increase has resulted in the activation of the systems rupture discs which are rated at 100 pounds per square inch differential.

Brown, P.G. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Paducah, KY (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

176

State & Regional Resources  

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

The Bioenergy Technologies Office partners with the National Biomass State and Regional Partnerships' five regional organizations that provide leadership in their regions with regard to policies...

177

Phase composition of films in a Bi-S system and formation of Bi{sub 2}S{sub 3} films with different substructures  

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Electron diffraction was used to study the formation of phases in a Bi-S system. It is shown that the phase with composition Bi{sub 2}S{sub 3} appears as result of consecutive deposition of Bi and S irrespective of the order of deposition; this phase also appears in the case of simultaneous deposition of components. The films formed at room temperature are amorphous. Amorphous thin Bi{sub 2}S{sub 3} films are stable at room temperature and crystallize at temperatures in the region of {approx}423 K. The conditions for formation of Bi{sub 2}S{sub 3} films with different substructures are established.

Akhmedov, G. M., E-mail: exmedovqurban@rambler.ru [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

178

Regional Summary Pacific Region Management Context  

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, for the Eastern Pacific Ocean, and the Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission, for the Western PacificRegional Summary Pacific Region Management Context The Pacific Region includes California, Oregon, and Washington. Federal fisheries in this region are managed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC

179

Distinct Pairing Symmetries in Nd<sub>1.85sub>Ce>0.15sub>CuO>4-?sub> and La<sub>1.89sub>Sr>0.11sub>CuO>4sub> Single Crystals: Evidence from Comparative Tunneling Measurements  

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We used point-contact tunneling spectroscopy to study the superconducting pairing symmetry of electron-doped Nd{sub 1.85}Ce{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4-y} (NCCO) and hole-doped La{sub 1.89}Sr{sub 0.11}CuO{sub 4} (LSCO). Nearly identical spectra without zero bias conductance peak (ZBCP) were obtained on the (110) and (100) oriented surfaces (the so-called nodal and anti-nodal directions) of NCCO. In contrast, LSCO showed a remarkable ZBCP in the nodal direction as expected from a d-wave superconductor. Detailed analysis reveals an s-wave component in the pairing symmetry of the NCCO sample with {Delta}?k{sub B}T{sub c}=1.66, a value remarkably close to that of a weakly coupled Bardeen-Cooper-Schriffer (BCS) superconductor. We argue that this s-wave component is formed at the Fermi surface pockets centered at ({+-}{pi},0) and (0,{+-}{pi}) although a d-wave component may also exist.

Shan, L. [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Huang, Y. [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Gao, H. [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Wang, Y. [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Li, Shiliang [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Dai, Pengcheng [ORNL; Zhou, F. [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Xiong, J. [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Ti, W. X. [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Wen, H. H. [Chinese Academy of Sciences

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric chemistry of HFC-227ca: Spectrokinetic investigation of the CF{sub 3}CF{sub 2}CF{sub 2}O{sub 2} radical, its reactions with NO and NO{sub 2}, and the atmospheric fate of the CF{sub 3}CF{sub 2}CF{sub 2}O radical  

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A pulse radiolysis technique was used to study the UV absorption spectrum of CF{sub 3}CF{sub 2}CF{sub 2}O{sub 2} radicals, at 230 nm {sigma} = (3.2{+-}0.4) x 10{sup -18} cm{sup 2} molecule{sup -1}. Rate constants for reactions of CF{sub 3}CF{sub 2}CF{sub 2}O{sub 2} radicals with NO and NO{sub 2} were determined. The rate constant for reaction of F atoms with CF{sub 3}CF{sub 2}CF{sub 2}H was determined by using an absolute rate technique. The atmospheric fate of CF{sub 3}CF{sub 2}CF{sub 2}O radicals is decomposition via C-C bond scission to give CF{sub 3}CF{sub 2} radicals and CF{sub 2}O. In one bar of SF{sub 6} at 296 K, CF{sub 3}CF{sub 2}CF{sub 2}O radicals decompose with a rate > 1.5 x 10{sup 5} s{sup -1}. In their turn CF{sub 3}CF{sub 2} radicals are converted into CF{sub 3}CF{sub 2}O radicals which also decompose via C-C bond scission. The results are discussed with respect to the atmospheric chemistry of HFC-227ca. 30 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

Geissing, A.M.B.; Feilberg, A.; Mogelberg, T.E.; Sehested, J.; Bilde, M. [Riso National Lab., Roskilde (Denmark)] [Riso National Lab., Roskilde (Denmark); Wallington, T.J. [Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States)] [Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States); Nielsen, O.J. [Ford Motor Co., Aachen (Germany)] [Ford Motor Co., Aachen (Germany)

1996-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Synthesis and characterization of oxyanion (phosphate, sulphate) doped Ba{sub 2}Sc{sub 2-y}Ga{sub y}O{sub 5}  

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In this paper we examine the effect of partial substitution of Ga for Sc in the oxyanion (phosphate, sulphate) containing perovskites, Ba{sub 2}Sc{sub 2-x}P{sub x}O{sub 5+x} and Ba{sub 2}Sc{sub 2-x}S{sub x}O{sub 5+3x/2} with the samples analysed through a combination of X-ray diffraction, TGA, Raman spectroscopy and conductivity measurements. The results demonstrate that in both cases, Ga can be incorporated in place of Sc up to 40%. In order to accommodate the increasing Ga content, a reduction in the oxyanion content is required. Thus for the highest Ga content sample achieved, only 10% oxyanion incorporation was achieved giving endmember compositions of Ba{sub 2}ScGa{sub 0.8}P{sub 0.2}O{sub 5.2} and Ba{sub 2}ScGa{sub 0.8}S{sub 0.2}O{sub 5.3} for phosphate and sulphate doping respectively. While the Ga doping was shown to significantly improve the stability of the systems towards CO{sub 2} containing atmospheres, conductivity measurements showed a reduction in the conductivity with increasing Ga content. - Graphical abstract: Phosphate and sulphate doped Ba{sub 2}Sc{sub 2-x}Ga{sub x}O{sub 5} perovskites have been successfully prepared, with the highest conductivities observed for samples with the lowest Ga content. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The successful synthesis of phosphate and sulphate doped Ba{sub 2}Sc{sub 2-x}Ga{sub x}O{sub 5} perovskites. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The demonstration of significant oxide ion and proton conduction in these perovskites. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The demonstration of improved CO{sub 2} stability with increasing Ga content.

Smith, A.D.; Shin, J.F. [School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom)] [School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Slater, P.R., E-mail: p.r.slater@bham.ac.uk [School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

182

The crystal structure and magnetic properties of Ba{sub 2?x}Sr{sub x}Co{sub 2}Fe{sub 12}O{sub 22}  

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We have synthesized the Ba{sub 2?x}Sr{sub x}Co{sub 2}Fe{sub 12}O{sub 22} samples (x?=?0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5) by the solid-state reaction method and investigated their crystalline and magnetic properties by X-ray diffractometer (XRD), Mssbauer spectrometer, vibrating sample magnetometer, and network analyzer. XRD patterns show that all samples are rhombohedral with space group R-3m. The lattice constants a{sub 0} and c{sub 0} decrease with Sr substitution due to smaller ion radius of Sr{sup 2+} (1.27?) than that of Ba{sup 2+} (1.43?). The Mssbauer spectroscopy measurements show that the relative area ratios of Fe ion were maintained constant regardless of the Sr concentration. However, average magnetic hyperfine field slightly increased with the Sr concentration. This observation agrees with the fact that the saturation magnetization (M{sub s}) linearly increases due to the increasing super-exchange interaction, originated from the difference in the ionic radius between Ba{sup 2+} and Sr{sup 2+}. To investigate its properties at high frequency range, all samples were sintered at 1100?C, and complex permeability and permittivity were measured by network analyzer between 100?MHz and 4?GHz. For x below 0.3, the initial permeability at 100?MHz increases, at higher values of x, its value decreases. Our study shows that magnetic properties of Sr{sup 2+} substitution for Ba{sup 2+} in Y-type hexaferrite as well as low magnetic loss less than 0.1 in 1?GHz band, indicating the potential application of Ba{sub 2?x}Sr{sub x}Co{sub 2}Fe{sub 12}O{sub 22} samples for RF and antenna devices in ultra high frequency band.

Cho, Kwang Lae; Rhee, Chan Hyuk; Kim, Chul Sung, E-mail: cskim@kookmin.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Kookmin University, Seoul 136-702 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

183

The influence of the magnetic field on the effect of drag of electrons by phonons in n-Cd{sub x}Hg{sub 1-x}Te  

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Thermopower in n-Cd{sub 0.2}Hg{sub 0.8}Te (6-100 K) is studied. A large effect of drag of the charge carriers by phonons {alpha}{sub ph} is found. The influence of the magnetic field H on the drag thermopower is considered. It is established that the magnetic field exerts the effect mainly on the electron component of {alpha}{sub ph}. The data are interpreted in the context of the theory taking into account the effect of H on thermopower {alpha}{sub ph}, in which parameter A({epsilon}) proportional to the static force of the drag effect is introduced. By the experimental data {alpha}{sub ph}(T, H), T, and H dependences A({epsilon}) are determined. It is shown that, as H increases, A({epsilon}) sharply decreases. This explains a decrease in {alpha}{sub ph} in the magnetic field, power index k in dependence {alpha}{sub ph} {proportional_to} T{sup -}{kappa}, and narrowing the region of manifestation of the drag effect. It is established that at classically high fields, the drag effect in n-Cd{sub 0.2}Hg{sub 0.8}Te does not vanish.

Aliyev, S. A.; Zulfigarov, E. I.; Selim-Zade, R. I.; Agayev, Z. F., E-mail: agayevz@rambler.ru [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

184

Magnetic Excitation Spectrum of the Square Lattice S=1/2 Heisenberg Antiferromagnet K<sub>2sub>V>3sub>O>8sub>  

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We have explored the magnetic excitation spectrum of the S=1/2 square lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet, K{sub 2}V{sub 3}O{sub 8}, using both triple-axis and time-of-flight inelastic neutron scattering. The long-wavelength spin waves are consistent with the previously determined Hamiltonian for this material. A small energy gap of 72{+-}9 {micro}eV is observed at the antiferromagnetic zone center and the near-neighbor exchange constant is determined to be 1.08{+-}0.03 meV. A finite ferromagnetic interplanar coupling is observed along the crystallographic c axis with a magnitude of J{sub c}=-0.0036{+-}0.0006 meV. However, upon approaching the zone boundary, the observed excitation spectrum deviates significantly from the expectation of linear spin wave theory resulting in split modes at the ({pi}/2,{pi}/2) zone boundary point. The effects of magnon-phonon interaction, orbital degrees of freedom, multimagnon scattering, and dilution/site randomness are considered in the context of the mode splitting. Unfortunately, no fully satisfactory explanation of this phenomenon is found and further theoretical and experimental work is needed.

Lumsden, Mark D [ORNL; Nagler, Stephen E [ORNL; Sales, Brian C [ORNL; Tennant, D. A. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; McMorrow, D. F. [Riso National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark; Lee, S.-H. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Park, S. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Method for preparation of textured YBa.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.x superconductor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relate to textured YBa.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.x (Y-123) superconductors and a process of preparing them by directional recrystallization of compacts fabricated from quenched YBCO powders at temperatures about 100.degree. C. below the peritectic temperature to provide a superconductor where more than 75% of the YBa.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.x phase is obtained without any Y.sub.2 BaCuO.sub.5 .

Selvamanickam, Venkat (Guilderland, NY); Goyal, Amit (Knoxville, TN); Kroeger, Donald M. (Knoxville, TN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Charge transport in silver chalcogenides in the region of phase transition  

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Data on the {sigma}(T), R(T), and U(T) dependences in Ag{sub 2}Te, Ag{sub 2}Se, and Ag{sub 2}S in the region of the phase transition are analyzed. It is found that the phase transition in Ag{sub 2}Te is accompanied by a decrease in the electron concentration and this transition in Ag{sub 2}Se is accompanied by an increase in this concentration. The concentration of intrinsic charge carriers in Ag{sub 2}Te decreases by a factor of 4 as a result of the phase transition and increases by a factor of 2 in Ag{sub 2}Se. The effect of variation in the energy-band parameters in the region of phase transition on the electron mobility is considered. It is established that, in Ag{sub 2}Te and Ag{sub 2}S, electrons are scattered by optical phonons in the region of the phase transition, while electrons are scattered by acoustic phonons in the {alpha} and {beta} phases. It is assumed that the anomalously large increase in {sigma} and U in Ag{sub 2}S as a result of the phase transition is caused by an increase in the concentration n and a simultaneous decrease in {sigma}{sub g} and m{sub n}{sup *} by a factor of about 2.

Aliev, S. A.; Agaev, Z. F., E-mail: agayevz@rambler.ru; Zul'figarov, E. I. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced ferromagnetic order in Sr{sub 4}Mn{sub 3}O{sub 3}(GeO{sub 4}){sub 3} featuring canted [MnO{sub 4}]{sub ?} spin chains of mixed-valent Mn(III)/Mn(IV). Aliovalent substitution of the Sr{sub 4?x}Ln{sub x}Mn{sup III}{sub 2+x}Mn{sup IV}{sub 1?x}O{sub 3}(GeO{sub 4}){sub 3} solid-solution  

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Crystals of Sr{sub 4?x}Ln{sub x}Mn{sub 3}O{sub 3}(GeO{sub 4}){sub 3} (x=0; x?0.15 for Ln=La, Pr, Nd, Sm. Eu, Gd, Dy; x?0.3 for Ln=Gd) were isolated upon using high-temperature, solid-state methods in molten-salt media. These compounds are isostructural with the previously reported Na{sub 3}LnMn{sub 3}O{sub 3}(AsO{sub 4}){sub 3} (Ln=La, Sm, Gd) series that contains the same [MnO{sub 4}]{sub ?} spin chains. The synthesis of the Sr{sub 4}Mn{sub 3}O{sub 3}(GeO{sub 4}){sub 3} (x=0) phase was carried out by a double aliovalent substitution with respect to the Sr{sup 2+} and Ge{sup 4+} ions that replace Na{sup +}/Ln{sup 3+} and As{sup 5+} in Na{sub 3}LnMn{sub 3}O{sub 3}(AsO{sub 4}){sub 3}, respectively. The title series contains mixed-valent Mn(III)/Mn(IV) and shows a limited range of solid solution, both of which were not observed in the previously reported Na{sub 3}LnMn{sub 3}O{sub 3}(AsO{sub 4}){sub 3} series. To form the Sr{sub 4?x}Ln{sub x}Mn{sub 3}O{sub 3}(GeO{sub 4}){sub 3} solid solution, one of the Sr{sup 2+} sites, i.e., the original Ln-site in Na{sub 3}LnMn{sub 3}O{sub 3}(AsO{sub 4}){sub 3}, is partially substituted by Ln{sup 3+} in a statistical disorder of Sr{sub 1?x}/Ln{sub x}. Initial magnetic investigations of selected derivatives reveal higher ferromagnetic ordering temperatures than those reported for the Na{sub 3}LnMn{sub 3}O{sub 3}(AsO{sub 4}){sub 3} series, presumably attributed to a lesser degree of canting as a result of introducing non-JahnTeller Mn{sup 4+} ions. Also intriguing is the observation of multiple anomalies at low temperatures which appear to be of electronic origins. - Graphical abstract: Sr{sub 4?x}Ln{sub x}Mn(III){sub 2+x}Mn(IV){sub 1?x}O{sub 3}(GeO{sub 4}){sub 3}. Display Omitted - Highlights: Double aliovalent substitution: Sr{sub 4}Mn{sub 3}O{sub 3}(GeO{sub 4}){sub 3} with respect to Na{sub 3}LnMn{sub 3}O{sub 3}(AsO{sub 4}){sub 3}. Solid solution with respect to statistical disorder of Sr{sub 1?x}Ln{sub x} in one of the two Sr sites. Mn{sup 3+}/Mn{sup 4+} magnetic ions are spatially arranged in a triangular kagom fashion. Enhanced ferromagnetic ordering attributed to doping non-JahnTeller Mn{sup 4+}.

West, J. Palmer; Sulejmanovic, Dino [Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 (United States); Becht, Gregory [E. I. du Pont, Wilmington, DE 19880-0500 (United States); He, Jian; Hitchcock, Dale [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 (United States); Yan, Yonggao [Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); Hwu, Shiou-Jyh, E-mail: shwu@clemson.edu [Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 (United States)

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Fluorination behavior of UO{sub 2}F{sub 2} in the presence of F{sub 2} and O{sub 2}  

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To apply the fluoride volatility process to the spent nuclear fuel, fluorination of UO{sub 2} by fluorine has been studied. In this reaction, it is possible that the U-O-F compounds, such as UO{sub 2}F{sub 2}, are produced. Therefore, study of such compounds is useful in order to know the fluorination behavior of UO{sub 2}. This paper presents the fluorination behavior of UO{sub 2}F{sub 2} in the presence of F{sub 2} and O{sub 2}, analyzed by thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA) method using anti-corrosion type differential thermo-balance. In fluorine gas, exothermic peaks appeared and volatilization of UF{sub 6}. In oxygen gas, only slowly pace decomposition was measured from UO{sub 22} to UF{sub 6} and UO{sub 3}. (authors)

Matsuda, Minoru; Sato, Nobuaki; Kirishima, Akira; Tochiyama, Osamu [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8577 (Japan)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for B?<sub>s> ? ?+ ?- and B?<sub>d> ? mu+mu- decays in p anti-p collisions with CDF. II.  

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We report on a search for B?<sub>s> ? ?+ ?- and B?<sub>d> ? mu+mu- decays in p anti-p collisions at ?s = 1.96 TeV using 364.4 pb -1 of data collected by the CDF II dectector at Fermilab Tevatron Collider. After applying all selection requirements, we observe no candidates inside the B?<sub>s> or B?<sub>d> mass windows. The resulting upper limits on the branching fractions are ?(B?<sub>s> ? ?+?-) < 1.5 x 10-7 and ?(B?<sub>d> ? ?+?-) < 3.9 x 10-8 at 90 % confidence level. (auth)

Abulencia, A.; Acosta, D.; Adelman, J.; Affolder, T.; Akimoto, T.; Albrow, M. G.; Ambrose, D.; Amerio, S.; Amidei, D.; Anastassov, A.; Anikeev, K.; Annovi, A.; Antos, J.; Aoki, M.; Apollinari, G.; Arguin, J. -F.; Arisawa, T.; Artikov, A.; Ashmanskas, W.; Attal, A.; Azfar, F.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration  

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The Southwest Partnership on Carbon Sequestration completed its Phase I program in December 2005. The main objective of the Southwest Partnership Phase I project was to evaluate and demonstrate the means for achieving an 18% reduction in carbon intensity by 2012. Many other goals were accomplished on the way to this objective, including (1) analysis of CO{sub 2} storage options in the region, including characterization of storage capacities and transportation options, (2) analysis and summary of CO{sub 2} sources, (3) analysis and summary of CO{sub 2} separation and capture technologies employed in the region, (4) evaluation and ranking of the most appropriate sequestration technologies for capture and storage of CO{sub 2} in the Southwest Region, (5) dissemination of existing regulatory/permitting requirements, and (6) assessing and initiating public knowledge and acceptance of possible sequestration approaches. Results of the Southwest Partnership's Phase I evaluation suggested that the most convenient and practical ''first opportunities'' for sequestration would lie along existing CO{sub 2} pipelines in the region. Action plans for six Phase II validation tests in the region were developed, with a portfolio that includes four geologic pilot tests distributed among Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. The Partnership will also conduct a regional terrestrial sequestration pilot program focusing on improved terrestrial MMV methods and reporting approaches specific for the Southwest region. The sixth and final validation test consists of a local-scale terrestrial pilot involving restoration of riparian lands for sequestration purposes. The validation test will use desalinated waters produced from one of the geologic pilot tests. The Southwest Regional Partnership comprises a large, diverse group of expert organizations and individuals specializing in carbon sequestration science and engineering, as well as public policy and outreach. These partners include 21 state government agencies and universities, five major electric utility companies, seven oil, gas and coal companies, three federal agencies, the Navajo Nation, several NGOs, and the Western Governors Association. This group is continuing its work in the Phase II Validation Program, slated to conclude in 2009.

Brian McPherson

2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared optical properties of amorphous and nanocrystalline Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} thin films  

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The optical constants of tantalum pentoxide (Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}) are determined in a broad spectral region from the visible to the far infrared. Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} films of various thicknesses from approximately 170 to 1600 nm are deposited using reactive magnetron sputtering on Si substrates. X-ray diffraction shows that the as-deposited films are amorphous, and annealing in air at 800 C results in the formation of nanocrystalline Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}. Ellipsometry is used to obtain the dispersion in the visible and near-infrared. Two Fourier-transform infrared spectrometers are used to measure the transmittance and reflectance at wavelengths from 1 to 1000 ?m. The surface topography and microstructure of the samples are examined using atomic force microscopy, confocal microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. Classical Lorentz oscillators are employed to model the absorption bands due to phonons and impurities. A simple model is introduced to account for light scattering in the annealed films, which contain micro-cracks. For the unannealed samples, an effective-medium approximation is used to take into account the adsorbed moisture in the film and a Drude free-electron term is also added to model the broad background absorption.

Bright, T. J.; Watjen, J. I.; Zhang, Z. M. [George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States)] [George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States); Muratore, C. [Nanoelectronic Materials Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433 (United States) [Nanoelectronic Materials Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433 (United States); Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 45469 (United States); Voevodin, A. A. [Nanoelectronic Materials Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433 (United States)] [Nanoelectronic Materials Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433 (United States); Koukis, D. I.; Tanner, D. B. [Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Arenas, D. J. [Department of Physics, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida 32254 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida 32254 (United States)

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Simultaneous ordering of holes and spins in La[sub 2]NiO[sub 4. 125  

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We report a single-crystal neutron diffraction study of the incommensurate magnetic ordering that occurs in La[sub 2]NiO[sub 4.125] below 110 K. Besides the magnetic first and third harmonic Bragg peaks, we have also observed second harmonic peaks associated with charge ordering. The magnitude of the incommensurate splitting, [epsilon], is strongly temperature dependent. Lock-in behavior indicates that [epsilon] tends to rational fractions, while regions of continuous variation suggest a devil's staircase. Analysis of these features indicates that the holes, induced by the excess oxygen, order in domain walls that form antiphase boundaries between antiferromagnetic domains.

Tranquada, J.M.; Buttrey, D.J.; Sachan, V.; Lorenzo, J.E. (Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States) Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States))

1994-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Local structure around Er{sup 3+} in SiO{sub 2}-HfO{sub 2} glassy waveguides using EXAFS  

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Er{sup 3+}-doped SiO{sub 2}-HfO{sub 2} glassy waveguides with HfO{sub 2} concentrations ranging from 10 to 50 mol % were prepared using the sol-gel route and deposited on v-SiO{sub 2} substrates using the dip-coating technique. The local environment around Er{sup 3+} ions was determined from Er L{sub 3}-edge extended x-ray-absorption fine-structure (EXAFS) measurements. The first coordination shell around Er{sup 3+} ions is composed of oxygen atoms. Hafnium is the main constituent of the second coordination shell of Er{sup 3+}, differing from the cases of pure SiO{sub 2} and SiO{sub 2}-TiO{sub 2} glassy hosts, in which silicon is the main atomic species. The local structure around Er{sup 3+} ions has been found to be independent on HfO{sub 2} concentration within the studied composition range. This fact implies that Er{sup 3+} ions are preferentially dispersed in HfO{sub 2}-rich regions of the glassy waveguide, even at the lowest HfO{sub 2} concentration. For all samples, no Er{sup 3+}-Er{sup 3+} coordination shell has been detected by EXAFS. The presented structural results allow us to understand some spectroscopic properties typical of Er{sup 3+}-doped SiO{sub 2} glassy waveguides co-doped with HfO{sub 2}.

Afify, N. D.; Dalba, G.; Armellini, C.; Ferrari, M.; Rocca, F.; Kuzmin, A. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita degli Studi di Trento, Via Sommarive 14, I-38100 Povo (Trento) (Italy); IFN-CNR, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Sezione FBK-CeFSA di Trento, Via alla Cascata 56/C, I-38100 Povo (Trento) (Italy); Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, LV-1063 RIGA (Latvia)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon dioxide in Arctic and subarctic regions  

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A three year research project was presented that would define the role of the Arctic ocean, sea ice, tundra, taiga, high latitude ponds and lakes and polar anthropogenic activity on the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere. Due to the large physical and geographical differences between the two polar regions, a comparison of CO/sub 2/ source and sink strengths of the two areas was proposed. Research opportunities during the first year, particularly those aboard the Swedish icebreaker, YMER, provided additional confirmatory data about the natural source and sink strengths for carbon dioxide in the Arctic regions. As a result, the hypothesis that these natural sources and sinks are strong enough to significantly affect global atmospheric carbon dioxide levels is considerably strengthened. Based on the available data we calculate that the whole Arctic region is a net annual sink for about 1.1 x 10/sup 15/ g of CO/sub 2/, or the equivalent of about 5% of the annual anthropogenic input into the atmosphere. For the second year of this research effort, research on the seasonal sources and sinks of CO/sub 2/ in the Arctic will be continued. Particular attention will be paid to the seasonal sea ice zones during the freeze and thaw periods, and the tundra-taiga regions, also during the freeze and thaw periods.

Gosink, T. A.; Kelley, J. J.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New phases in the system LiMnVO{sub 4}-Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2}  

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The synthesis of orthorhombic Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2} via a simple solid state route as well as the description of a new tetragonal high temperature phase are reported in this paper. Additionally, the system LiMnVO{sub 4}-Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2} (=Mn{sub 1.5}VO{sub 4}), described by the formula Li{sub x}Mn{sub 1.5-x/2}VO{sub 4}, is investigated in detail, showing that substitution of one Mn{sup 2+} in Mn{sub 1.5}VO{sub 4} by two Li{sup +} ions favors the formation of the tetragonal high temperature phase for x{<=}0.22. This substitution is facilitated by the statistical half occupancy of the 4b site by Mn{sup 2+} in tetragonal Mn{sub 1.5}VO{sub 4}, whereas additional crystallographic sites would have to be occupied in the orthorhombic phase. The inverse substitution of Li by Mn in orthorhombic LiMnVO{sub 4} is also shown to be possible in the range 0.72{<=}x{<=}1. For 0.22{<=}x{<=}0.72, there is a large miscibility gap with a two phase mixture of the tetragonal Mn{sub 1.5}VO{sub 4} type and orthorhombic LiMnVO{sub 4} type phases. - Graphical Abstract: The unusual coordination of Mn in the form of a stella quadrangula with the surrounding vanadate groups. Highlights: > First synthesis of orthorhombic Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2} via a simple solid state route. > The crystal chemistry of the phases involved is rather complicated and it depends on the amount of Li that is incorporated. > System LiMnVO{sub 4}-Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2} (=Mn{sub 1.5}VO{sub 4}), described by the formula Li{sub x}Mn{sub 1.5-x/2}VO{sub 4}, is investigated in detail.

Clemens, Oliver [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie und Radiochemie, Am Markt, Zeile 5, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany); Haberkorn, Robert [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Anorganische Festkoerperchemie, Am Markt, Zeile 3, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany); Beck, Horst Philipp, E-mail: hp.beck@mx.uni-saarland.de [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie und Radiochemie, Am Markt, Zeile 5, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, structure and properties of Li{sub 2}Rh{sub 3}B{sub 2}  

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Li{sub 2}Rh{sub 3}B{sub 2} has been synthesized at 1000 deg. C from a stoichiometric mix of rhodium and boron and an excess of lithium. Li{sub 2}Rh{sub 3}B{sub 2} crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pbam (no. 55, Z=2) with room temperature lattice constants a=5.7712(1) A, b=9.4377(2) A, c=2.8301(1) A and cell volume 154.149(6) A{sup 3}. The structure was solved from single crystal X-ray diffraction yielding the final R indices (all data) R1=2.8% and wR2=4.7%. The structure is a distortion of the CeCo{sub 3}B{sub 2} structure type, containing a network of Rh{sub 6}B trigonal prisms and short Li-Li contacts of 2.28(2) A. Li{sub 2}Rh{sub 3}B{sub 2} is a diamagnetic metal with a room temperature resistivity of 19 {mu}{omega} cm, as determined by magnetic susceptibility and single crystal transport measurements. The measured diamagnetism and electronic structure calculations show that Li{sub 2}Rh{sub 3}B{sub 2} contains rhodium in a d {sup 10} configuration. - Graphical abstract: Li{sub 2}Rh{sub 3}B{sub 2}, a diamagnetic metal, has been synthesized from a lithium flux. It adopts a distortion of the CeCo{sub 3}B{sub 2} structure type and is closely related to the 3 K superconductor, LaRh{sub 3}B{sub 2}. Pairs of lithium ions (white) fill the channels formed by rhodium-boron trigonal prisms (gray)

Bailey, Mark S. [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)], E-mail: mbailey@anl.gov; Lobkovsky, Emil B. [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States); Hinks, David G. [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Claus, Helmut [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Hor, Yew San [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Schlueter, John A. [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Mitchell, John F. [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)], E-mail: mitchell@anl.gov

2007-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic measurements and neutron diffraction study of the layered hybrid compounds Mn(C{sub 8}H{sub 4}O{sub 4})(H{sub 2}O){sub 2} and Mn{sub 2}(OH){sub 2}(C{sub 8}H{sub 4}O{sub 4})  

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Mn(C{sub 8}H{sub 4}O{sub 4})(H{sub 2}O){sub 2} and Mn{sub 2}(OH){sub 2}(C{sub 8}H{sub 4}O{sub 4}) layered organic-inorganic compounds based on manganese(II) and terephthalate molecules (C{sub 8}H{sub 4}O{sub 4}{sup 2-}) have been studied by DC and AC magnetic measurements and powder neutron diffraction. The dihydrated compound behaves as a 3D antiferromagnet below 6.5 K. The temperature dependence of its {chi}T product is typical of a 2D Heisenberg system and allows determining the in-plane exchange constant J Almost-Equal-To -7.4 K through the carboxylate bridges. The magnetic structure confirms the in-plane nearest neighbor antiferromagnetic interactions and the 3D ordering. The hydroxide based compound also orders as a 3D antiferromagnet with a higher Neel temperature (38.5 K). Its magnetic structure is described from two antiferromagnetically coupled ferromagnetic sublattices, in relation with the two independent metallic sites. The isothermal magnetization data at 2 K are consistent with the antiferromagnetic ground-state of these compounds. However, in both cases, a slope change points to field-induced modification of the magnetic structure. - Graphical abstract: The macroscopic magnetic properties and magnetic structures of two metal-organic frameworks based on manganese (II) and terephthalate molecules are presented. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Magnetic study of Mn(C{sub 8}H{sub 4}O{sub 4})(H{sub 2}O){sub 2} and Mn{sub 2}(OH){sub 2}(C{sub 8}H{sub 4}O{sub 4}). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two compounds with common features (interlayer linker/distance, S=5/2 spin). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Magnetic measurements quantitatively analyzed to deduce exchange constants. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Magnetic structures determined from neutron powder diffraction experiments.

Sibille, Romain, E-mail: romain.sibille@ijl.nancy-universite.fr [Institut Jean Lamour, UMR 7198-Nancy Universite, BP 70239, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy Cedex (France); Mesbah, Adel; Mazet, Thomas; Malaman, Bernard [Institut Jean Lamour, UMR 7198-Nancy Universite, BP 70239, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy Cedex (France); Capelli, Silvia [Institut Laue Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Francois, Michel [Institut Jean Lamour, UMR 7198-Nancy Universite, BP 70239, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy Cedex (France)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6} - two new Ae-Zn-Sn polar intermetallic compounds (Ae: alkaline earth metal)  

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SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6}, two closely related new polar intermetallic compounds, were obtained by high temperature reactions of the elements. Their crystal structures were determined with single crystal XRD methods, and their electronic structures were analyzed by means of DFT calculations. The Zn-Sn structure part of SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} comprises (anti-)PbO-like {l_brace}ZnSn{sub 4/4}{r_brace} and {l_brace}SnZn{sub 4/4}{r_brace} layers. Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6} shows similar {l_brace}ZnSn{sub 4/4}{r_brace} layers and {l_brace}Sn{sub 4}Zn{r_brace} slabs constructed of a covalently bonded Sn scaffold capped by Zn atoms. For both phases, the two types of layers are alternatingly stacked and interconnected via Zn-Sn bonds. SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} adopts the SrPd{sub 2}Bi{sub 2} structure type, and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6} is isotypic to the R{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Ge{sub 6} compounds (R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd). Band structure calculations indicate that both SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6} are metallic. Analyses of the chemical bonding with the electron localization function (ELF) show lone pair like basins at Sn atoms and Zn-Sn bonding interactions between the layers for both title phases, and covalent Sn-Sn bonding within the {l_brace}Sn{sub 4}Zn{r_brace} layers of Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6}. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structures of the new Ae-Zn-Sn polar intermetallic phases SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer New polar intermetallic phases SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Obtained by high temperature reactions of the elements. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Single crystal XRD structure determination and DFT electronic structure calculations. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Closely related crystal and electronic structures. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Metallic conductivity coexisting with lone pairs and covalent bonding features.

Stegmaier, Saskia [Department Chemie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Lichtenbergstrasse 4, 85747 Garching (Germany); Faessler, Thomas F., E-mail: Thomas.Faessler@lrz.tum.de [Department Chemie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Lichtenbergstrasse 4, 85747 Garching (Germany)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Process development for the selective hydrogenolysis of CCl{sub 2}F{sub 2} (CFC-12) into CH{sub 2}F{sub 2} (HFC-32)  

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A palladium on activated carbon catalyst is a suitable catalyst for the selective hydrogenolysis Of CCl{sub 2}F{sub 2} into CH{sub 2}F{sub 2}. Its stability is good: no deactivation occurred after 800 hours of operation. Even after addition of possible recycle components methane and CHClF{sub 2}, only minor deactivation was observed during 1600 hours of total operation. The catalyst performance and stability strongly depend on the hydrogen to CCl{sub 2}F{sub 2} feed ratio. A ratio of 6 leads to higher conversion, higher selectivity to CH{sub 2}F{sub 2} and higher stability. At low H{sub 2} to CCl{sub 2}F{sub 2} ratios the mechanism of deactivation is presumably coke deposition. However, the ratio cannot be raised too high because then sintering of the palladium particles causes deactivation. Addition of methane to the feed leads to additional deactivation, and, therefore, methane is only allowed in a recycle stream when high hydrogen to CCl{sub 2}F{sub 2} feed ratios are applied. Addition of CHClF{sub 2} to the feed does not lead to a higher CH{sub 2}F{sub 2} yield. The reaction pathway to CHClF{sub 2} and CH{sub 2}F{sub 2} is different from the route to methane. The selectivity to methane depends on the adsorption mode Of CCl{sub 2}F{sub 2} and is independent of both the CCl{sub 2}F{sub 2} and the hydrogen concentration. The ratio between CHClF{sub 2} and CH{sub 2}F{sub 2} is mainly determined by the CCl{sub 2}F{sub 2} concentration. A CFC-destruction process, which can destruct about 90% of the CFCs in use, based on this catalyst is both technically and economically feasible. The main features of this process are a liquid cooled, multi-tube fixed bed reactor, excess hydrogen, 100% CCl{sub 2}F{sub 2} conversion and a hydrogen recycle, in which methane is allowed.

Wiersma, A.; Makkee, M.; Moulijn, J.A. [Delft Univ. of Technology, Delft (Netherlands)] [and others

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and characterization of Mg{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 5}  

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Magnesium borate of the form Mg{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 5} has been prepared and its structural and thermal properties were studied using X-ray diffraction and differential thermal analysis. An investigation of the electrical and optical properties of Mg{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 5} system has been carried out. The electrical resistivity of the sample was measured in the temperature range of 170-400 K. The data analysis revealed an extrinsic nature of the conductivity with two impurity levels located at 0.13 and 0.71 eV in the temperature ranges of 170-230 K and 240-400 K, respectively. The optical transmission and reflection was recorded at 300 K in the incident photon energy range of 3.0-6.0 eV. The absorption coefficient data analysis revealed an indirect optical energy band gap of 4.73 eV. In addition, two impurity levels located at 3.43, and 4.49 eV were observed in the absorption spectra.

Qasrawi, A.F. [Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Atilim University, 06836 Ankara (Turkey)]. E-mail: atef_qasrawi@atilim.edu.tr; Kayed, T.S. [Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Atilim University, 06836 Ankara (Turkey); Mergen, A. [Eti Maden isletmeleri Genel Mued., Marketing and Sales Department, Cihan Sok, No: 2, Ankara (Turkey); Guerue, M. [Gazi University, Faculty of Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department, Maltepe, Ankara (Turkey)

2005-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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First Observation of Inclusive {ital B} Decays to the Charmed Strange Baryons {Xi}{sup 0}{sub {ital c}} and {Xi}{sup +}{sub {ital c}}  

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Using data collected in the region of the {Upsilon}(4S) resonance with the CLEO II detector operating at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR), we present the first observation of B mesons decaying into the charmed strange baryons {Xi}{sup 0}{sub c} and {Xi}{sup +}{sub c} . We find 79{plus_minus}27 {Xi}{sup 0}{sub c} and 125{plus_minus}28 {Xi}{sup +}{sub c} candidates from B decays, leading to product branching fractions of B({bar B}{r_arrow}{Xi}{sup 0}{sub c}X)B({Xi}{sup 0}{sub c}{r_arrow}{Xi}{sup {minus}}{pi}{sup +})= (0.144{plus_minus}0.048 {plus_minus}0.021) {times}10{sup {minus}3} and B({bar B}{r_arrow}{Xi}{sup +}{sub c}X)B({Xi}{sup +}{sub C}{r_arrow} {Xi}{sup {minus}}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup +}) =(0.453{plus_minus} 0.096{sup +0.085}{sub {minus}0.065}){times} 10{sup {minus}3} . {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Barish, B.; Chadha, M.; Chan, S.; Eigen, G.; Miller, J.S.; OGrady, C.; Schmidtler, M.; Urheim, J.; Weinstein, A.J.; Wuerthwein, F. [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)] [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Asner, D.M.; Bliss, D.W.; Brower, W.S.; Masek, G.; Paar, H.P.; Prell, S.; Sharma, V. [University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)] [University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); Gronberg, J.; Hill, T.S.; Kutschke, R.; Lange, D.J.; Menary, S.; Morrison, R.J.; Nelson, H.N.; Nelson, T.K.; Qiao, C.; Richman, J.D.; Roberts, D.; Ryd, A.; Witherell, M.S. [University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States)] [University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Balest, R.; Behrens, B.H.; Cho, K.; Ford, W.T.; Park, H.; Rankin, P.; Roy, J.; Smith, J.G. [University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0390 (United States)] [University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0390 (United States); Alexander, J.P.; Bebek, C.; Berger, B.E.; Berkelman, K.; Bloom, K.; Cassel, D.G.; Cho, H.A.; Coffman, D.M.; Crowcroft, D.S.; Dickson, M.; Drell, P.S.; Ecklund, K.M.; Ehrlich, R.; Elia, R.; Foland, A.D.; Gaidarev, P.; Gittelman, B.; Gray, S.W.; Hartill, D.L.; Heltsley, B.K.; Hopman, P.I.; Kandaswamy, J.; Kim, P.C.; Kreinick, D.L.; Lee, T.; Liu, Y.; Ludwig, G.S.; Masui, J.; Mevissen, J.; Mistry, N.B.; Ng, C.R.; Nordberg, E.; Ogg, M.; Patterson, J.R.; Peterson, D.; Riley, D.; Soffer, A.; Valant-Spaight, B.; Ward, C. [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States)] [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Athanas, M.; Avery, P.; Jones, C.D.; Lohner, M.; Prescott, C.; Yelton, J.; Zheng, J. [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States)] [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Brandenburg, G.; Briere, R.A.; Gao, Y.S.; Kim, D.Y.; Wilson, R.; Yamamoto, H. [Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)] [Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Browder, T.E.; Li, F.; Li, Y.; Rodriguez, J.L. [University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 (United States)] [University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 (United States); Bergfeld, T.; Eisenstein, B.I.; Ernst, J.; Gladding, G.E.; Gollin, G.D.; Hans, R.M.; Johnson, E.; Karliner, I.; Marsh, M.A.; Palmer, M.; Selen, M.; Thaler, J.J.; and others

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inorganic-organic hybrid structure: Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of a cobalt phosphite-oxalate, [C{sub 4}N{sub 2}H{sub 12}][Co{sub 4}(HPO{sub 3}){sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 3}  

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A hydrothermal reaction of a mixture of cobalt (II) oxalate, phosphorous acid, piperazine and water at 150{sup o}C for 96h followed by heating at 180{sup o}C for 24h gave rise to a new inorganic-organic hybrid solid, [C{sub 4}N{sub 2}H{sub 12}][Co{sub 4}(HPO{sub 3}){sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 3}], I. The structure consists of edge-shared CoO{sub 6} octahedra forming a [Co{sub 2}O{sub 10}] dimers that are connected by HPO{sub 3} and C{sub 2}O{sub 4} units forming a three-dimensional structure with one-dimensional channels. The amine molecules are positioned within these channels. The oxalate units have a dual role of connecting within the plane of the layer as well as out of the plane. Magnetic susceptibility measurement shows the compound orders antiferromagnetically at low temperature (T{sub N}=22K). Crystal data: I, monoclinic, space group=P2{sub 1}/c (No. 14). a=7.614(15), b=7.514(14), c=17.750(3)A, {beta}=97.351(3){sup o}, V=1007.30(3)A{sup 3}, Z=2, {rho}{sub calc}=2.466g/cm{sup 3}, {mu}{sub (MoK{alpha}}{sub )}=3.496mm{sup -1}, R{sub 1}=0.0310 and wR{sub 2}=0.0807 data [I>2{sigma}(I)].

Mandal, Sukhendu [Framework Solids Laboratory, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Natarajan, Srinivasan [Framework Solids Laboratory, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India)]. E-mail: snatarajan@sscu.iisc.ernet.in

2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

203

Reactions of He/sup +/, Ne/sup +/, and Ar/sup +/ with CH/sub 4/, C/sub 2/H/sub 6/, SiH/sub 4/, and Si/sub 2/H/sub 6/  

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The rate coefficients and product-ion distributions for the reactions of He/sup +/ and Ar/sup +/ with silane and disilane have been measured in a drift tube, typically for collision energies of 0.01--1 eV. The total charge-exchange rate coefficients are found to be roughly independent of E/N, or collision energy, and are about equal to the Langevin values for the reactions of He/sup +/ with SiH/sub 4/ and C/sub 2/H/sub 6/ and Ar/sup +/ with CH/sub 4/ and C/sub 2/H/sub 6/. The He/sup +/ rate coefficients on CH/sub 4/ and Si/sub 2/H/sub 6/, and the Ne/sup +/ rate coefficients on SiH/sub 4/ and Si/sub 2/H/sub 6/ are 50% to 80% of the Langevin values, while the Ar/sup +/ rate coefficients on SiH/sub 4/ and Si/sub 2/H/sub 6/ are much smaller. Product ions tend to be hydrogen poor with very infrequent breaking of the C--C or Si--Si bonds. Furthermore, hydrogen stripping is more severe for the silanes than the alkanes. These product-ion distributions bear no resemblance to the product-ion distributions of either photoionization or electron collisional ionization.

Chatham, H.; Hils, D.; Robertson, R.; Gallagher, A.C.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterobimetallic complexes of gold and mercury. Syntheses and characterizations of Hg sup II (CH sub 2 P(S)Ph sub 2 ) sub 2 (Au sup I Cl) sub 2 and Hg sup II Au sup I (CH sub 2 P(S)Ph sub 2 ) sub 2 Au sup III Cl sub 4  

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The trinuclear compound Hg{sup II}(CH{sub 2}P(S)Ph{sub 2}){sub 2}(Au{sup I}Cl){sub 2} (2) was synthesized by the reaction of Hg{sup II}(CH{sub 2}P(S)Ph{sub 2}){sub 2} (1) with 2 equiv of Au(THT)Cl (THT = tetrahydrothiophene) in a CH{sub 2}Cl{sub 2} solution. Oxidation of 2 by 1 equiv of C{sub 6}H{sub 5}ICl{sub 2} yielded the mixed-valence trinuclear compound Hg{sup II}Au{sup I}(CH{sub 2}P(S)Ph{sub 2}){sub 2}Au{sup III}Cl{sub 4} (3). The crystal structures of 2 and 3 were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. 2 and 3 have one-dimensional chain structures in the solid. Crystal data: 2, C{sub 26}H{sub 24}HgAu{sub 2}Cl{sub 2}S{sub 2}P{sub 2}{center dot}{sup 1}/{sub 2}C{sub 5}H{sub 12}, space group P{bar 1}, a = 11.930 (4) {angstrom}, b = 13.452 (4) {angstrom}, c = 10.516 (4) {angstrom}, {alpha} = 108.44 (2){degree}, {beta} = 90.61 (3){degree}, {gamma} = 81.06 (2){degree}, V = 1580.1 (8) {angstrom}{sup 3}, Z = 2, R = 0.0432 and R{sub w} = 0.0489 for refinement of 154 least-squares parameters with 2,744 reflections (F{sub {degree}}{sup 2} {ge} 3{sigma}(F{sub {degree}}{sup 2})); 3, C{sub 26}H{sub 24}HgAu{sub 2}Cl{sub 4}S{sub 2}P{sub 2}{center dot}CH{sub 2}Cl{sub 2}, space group P{bar 1}, a = 10.199 (6) {angstrom}, b = 12.340 (3) {angstrom}, c = 15.064 (4) {angstrom}, {alpha} = 74.17 (2){degree}, {beta} = 82.76 (3){degree}, V = 1,799 (1) {angstrom}{sup 3}, Z = 2, R = 0.0505 and R{sub w} = 0.0501 for refinement of 178 least-squares parameters with 1,680 reflections (F{sub 0}{sup 2} {ge} 3{sigma}(F{sub 0}{sup 2})).

Wang, Suning; Fackler, J.P. Jr. (Texas A M Univ., College Station (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-performance, 0.6-eV, Ga{sub 0.32}In{sub 0.68}As/InAs{sub 0.32}P{sub 0.68} thermophotovoltaic converters and monolithically interconnected modules  

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Recent progress in the development of high-performance, 0.6-eV Ga{sub 0.32}In{sub 0.68}As/InAs{sub 0.32}P{sub 0.68} thermophotovoltaic (TPV) converters and monolithically interconnected modules (MIMs) is described. The converter structure design is based on using a lattice-matched InAs{sub 0.32}P{sub 0.68}/Ga{sub 0.32}In{sub 0.68}As/InAs{sub 0.32}P{sub 0.68} double-heterostructure (DH) device, which is grown lattice-mismatched on an InP substrate, with an intervening compositionally step-graded region of InAs{sub y}P{sub 1{minus}y}. The Ga{sub 0.32}In{sub 0.68}As alloy has a room-temperature band gap of {approximately}0.6 eV and contains a p/n junction. The InAs{sub 0.32}P{sub 0.68} layers have a room-temperature band gap of {approximately}0.96 eV and serve as passivation/confinement layers for the Ga{sub 0.32}In{sub 0.68}As p/n junction. InAs{sub y}P{sub 1{minus}y} step grades have yielded DH converters with superior electronic quality and performance characteristics. Details of the microstructure of the converters are presented. Converters prepared for this work were grown by atmospheric-pressure metalorganic vapor-phase epitaxy (APMOVPE) and were processed using a combination of photolithography, wet-chemical etching, and conventional metal and insulator deposition techniques. Excellent performance characteristics have been demonstrated for the 0.6-eV TPV converters. Additionally, the implementation of MIM technology in these converters has been highly successful. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

Wanlass, M.W.; Carapella, J.J.; Duda, A.; Emery, K.; Gedvilas, L.; Moriarty, T.; Ward, S.; Webb, J.D.; Wu, X. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, Colorado, 80401 (United States); Murray, C.S. [Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, P.O. Box 79/ZAP08D, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, 15122 (United States)

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthetic approaches to borocarbonitrides, BC{sub x}N (x=1-2)  

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In order to synthesize borocarbonitrides of the general formula BC{sub x}N where x varies between 1 and 2, we have carried out high-temperature gas phase reaction of BBr{sub 3} with a mixture of ethylene and ammonia. The composition of the product was close to BC{sub 1.6}N as shown by x-ray photon spectroscopy (XPS) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). The products were further characterized by infra-red, Raman and other spectroscopic techniques. The borocarbonitrides obtained from the gas phase reaction have low surface areas, in contrast to those of similar compositions prepared by the urea method. First principles calculations show that the most stable structures of the compositions BCN and BC{sub 2}N contain BN-rich and carbon-rich domains where BN{sub 3} and NB{sub 3} units are present. - Graphical abstract: Vapor phase synthesis of BC{sub x}N (x=1-2) by the reaction of BBr{sub 3}, ethylene and ammonia leads to the formation of pan-like structure. Highlights: > We have carried out vapor phase reaction of BBr{sub 3}, ethylene and ammonia to synthesize BC{sub x}N (x=1-2). > HRTEM and AFM show the formation of pan-like structures with the central region formed of single layer of BC{sub x}N. > Borocarbonitrides formed by vapor phase synthesis show limited adsorption properties as compared to the urea route. > First principles calculations show that the most stable structure of the compositions BCN and BC{sub 2}N contain BN-rich and carbon-rich domains where BN{sub 3} and NB{sub 3} units are present.

Kumar, Nitesh; Raidongia, Kalyan; Mishra, Abhishek K.; Waghmare, Umesh V.; Sundaresan, A. [Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit, CSIR Centre of Excellence in Chemistry and International Centre for Materials Science, Theoretical Sciences Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore 560064 (India); Rao, C.N.R., E-mail: cnrrao@jncasr.ac.in [Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit, CSIR Centre of Excellence in Chemistry and International Centre for Materials Science, Theoretical Sciences Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore 560064 (India)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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K{sub 2}NaOsO{sub 5.5} and K{sub 3}NaOs{sub 2}O{sub 9}: The first osmium perovskites containing alkali cations at the 'A' site  

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K{sub 2}NaOsO{sub 5.5} and K{sub 3}NaOs{sub 2}O{sub 9} were obtained from solid-state reactions of potassium superoxide, sodium peroxide and osmium metal at elevated oxygen pressures. K{sub 2}NaOsO{sub 5.5} crystallizes as an oxygen-deficient cubic double perovskite in space group Fm3{sup Macron }m with a=8.4184(5) A and contains isolated OsO{sub 6} octahedra. K{sub 3}NaOs{sub 2}O{sub 9} crystallizes hexagonally in P6{sub 3}/mmc with a=5.9998(4) A and c=14.3053(14) A. K{sub 3}NaOs{sub 2}O{sub 9} consists of face sharing Os{sub 2}O{sub 9} pairs of octahedra. According to magnetic measurements K{sub 2}NaOsO{sub 5.5} is diamagnetic, whereas K{sub 3}NaOs{sub 2}O{sub 9} displays strong antiferromagnetic coupling (T{sub N}=140 K), indicating enhanced magnetic interactions within the octahedral pair. - Graphical abstract: High oxidation states of Os, obtained by high oxygen pressure synthesis, are accommodated in double and triple perovskite matrices. K{sub 3}NaOs{sub 2}O{sub 9} displays enhanced magnetic interactions. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer New osmates containing highly oxidized Os were obtained by high O{sub 2} pressure synthesis. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High oxidation states of Os are accommodated in double and triple perovskite matrices. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Both compounds represent the first Os perovskites with an alkali metal at the A site. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer K{sub 3}NaOs{sub 2}O{sub 9} displays enhanced magnetic interactions within the octahedral pair.

Mogare, Kailash M.; Klein, Wilhelm [Stuttgart, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Jansen, Martin, E-mail: M.Jansen@fkf.mpg.de [Stuttgart, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Communication: Imaging the effects of the antisymmetric-stretching excitation in the O({sup 3}P) + CH{sub 4}(v{sub 3} = 1) reaction  

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Effects of one-quantum excitation of the antisymmetric-stretching mode of CH{sub 4}(v{sub 3} = 1) on the O({sup 3}P) + CH{sub 4} reaction were studied in a crossed-beam, ion-imaging experiment. In the post-threshold region, we found that (1) the product state distributions are dominated by the CH{sub 3}(0{sub 0}) + OH(v{sup ?} = 1) pair, (2) the product angular distributions extend toward sideways from the backward dominance of the ground-state reaction, and (3) vibrational excitation exerts a positive effect on reactivity, but translational energy is more efficient in promoting the rate of this central-barrier reaction. All major findings agree reasonably well with recent theoretical results. Some remaining questions are pointed out.

Pan, Huilin [Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (IAMS), Academia Sinica, P. O. Box 23-166, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China) [Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (IAMS), Academia Sinica, P. O. Box 23-166, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (China); Liu, Kopin, E-mail: kliu@po.iams.sinica.edu.tw [Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (IAMS), Academia Sinica, P. O. Box 23-166, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China)] [Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (IAMS), Academia Sinica, P. O. Box 23-166, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China)

2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-temperature synthesis of Li{sub 7}La{sub 3}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 12} with cubic garnet-type structure  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer One-step synthesis and its optimization of cubic garnet Li{sub 7}La{sub 3}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 12} at 750 Degree-Sign C. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Instability above 800 Degree-Sign C of the Al-free cubic Li{sub 7}La{sub 3}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 12}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Li{sup +}-ion conductivity without adventitious Al{sup 3+}. -- Abstract: In this paper, we report the direct synthesis of Li{sub 7}La{sub 3}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 12} with the cubic garnet-type structure at low temperature with a lattice constant of 13.0035 Angstrom-Sign . The synthesis condition is optimized to be at 750 Degree-Sign C for 8 h with 30 wt% excess lithium salt. No intermediate grinding was involved in this straightforward route. Without the adventitious of Al{sup 3+}, the cubic Li{sub 7}La{sub 3}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 12} is unstable above 800 Degree-Sign C and has an ionic conductivity of the order of 10{sup -6} S cm{sup -1}.

Xie, Hui [Texas Materials Institute, ETC 9.184, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (United States)] [Texas Materials Institute, ETC 9.184, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Li, Yutao [Texas Materials Institute, ETC 9.184, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (United States) [Texas Materials Institute, ETC 9.184, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Goodenough, John B., E-mail: jgoodenough@mail.utexas.edu [Texas Materials Institute, ETC 9.184, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (United States)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NEAC Policy Sub-Committee  

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Policy Sub Policy Sub NEAC Policy Sub - - Committee Committee Outlook for energy and the role of Outlook for energy and the role of nuclear power nuclear power June 23, 2008 June 23, 2008 The Premise The Premise * * More than 50 years since the launch of the More than 50 years since the launch of the Atoms for Peace initiative, the implications Atoms for Peace initiative, the implications -- -- in energy, environmental, and national in energy, environmental, and national security terms security terms -- -- of our nuclear policies of our nuclear policies are greater than ever. are greater than ever. The Mission The Mission * * The next president will face fateful choices on The next president will face fateful choices on energy. energy. * * These choices will have profound energy, These choices will have profound energy,

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X-ray diffraction study of (TlInSe{sub 2}){sub 1-x}(TlGaTe{sub 2}){sub x} crystal system  

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The crystallographic and dynamic characteristics of TlInSe{sub 2} and TlGaTe{sub 2} crystals have been studied by X-ray diffraction in the temperature range of 85-320 K. The temperature dependences of the unit-cell parameters a of TlInSe{sub 2} and TlGaTe{sub 2} crystals, as well as their coefficients of thermal expansion along the [100] direction, are determined. The concentration dependences of the unit-cell parameters a and c for (TlInSe{sub 2}){sub 1-x}(TlGaTe{sub 2}){sub x} crystals are measured. Anomalies are found in the temperature dependences of the unit-cell parameters a and, correspondingly, the coefficient of thermal expansion, indicating the existence of phase transitions in TlInSe{sub 2} and TlGaTe{sub 2} crystals.

Sheleg, A. U., E-mail: sheleg@ifttp.bas-net.by; Zub, E. M.; Yachkovskii, A. Ya. [National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, State Scientific and Production Association, Scientific and Practical Materials Research Center (Belarus); Mustafaeva, S. N.; Kerimova, E. M. [Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Hysteretic electrical transport in BaTiO{sub 3}/Ba{sub 1?x}Sr{sub x}TiO{sub 3}/Ge heterostructures  

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We present electrical transport measurements of heterostructures comprised of BaTiO{sub 3} and Ba{sub 1?x}Sr{sub x}TiO{sub 3} epitaxially grown on Ge. Sr alloying imparts compressive strain to the BaTiO{sub 3}, which enables the thermal expansion mismatch between BaTiO{sub 3} and Ge to be overcome to achieve c-axis oriented growth. The conduction bands of BaTiO{sub 3} and Ba{sub 1?x}Sr{sub x}TiO{sub 3} are nearly aligned with the conduction band of Ge, which facilitates electron transport. Electrical transport measurements through the dielectric stack exhibit rectifying behavior and hysteresis, where the latter is consistent with ferroelectric switching.

Ngai, J. H.; Kumah, D. P.; Walker, F. J. [Department of Applied Physics and Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena, Yale University, 15 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8284 (United States); Ahn, C. H. [Department of Applied Physics and Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena, Yale University, 15 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8284 (United States); Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Yale University, 10 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8267 (United States)

2014-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric degradation mechanism of CF{sub 3}OCH{sub 3}  

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Recognition of the adverse effect of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) release into the atmosphere has led to an international effort to replace CFCs with environmentally acceptable alternatives. Hydrofluoroethers (HFEs) are a class of compounds which have been developed to replace CFCs in applications such as the cleaning of electronic equipment, heat transfer agents in refrigeration systems, and carrier fluids for lubricant deposition. HFEs are volatile compounds and are released into the atmosphere when used. CF{sub 3}OCH{sub 3} has not been used commercially but is one of the simplest fluoroethers and serves as a model compound for the group of fluorinated ethers. A smog chamber/FTIR technique was used to study the Cl atom initiated oxidation of CF{sub 3}OCH{sub 3} in 700 Torr of N{sub 2}/O{sub 2} at 296 K. Using relative rate techniques it was determined that {kappa}(Cl + CF{sub 3}OCH{sub 3}) = (1.4 {+-} 0.2) {times} 10{sup {minus}13} and {kappa}(Cl + CF{sub 3}OC(O)H) = (9.8 {+-} 1.2) {times} 10{sup {minus}15} cm{sup 3} molecule{sup {minus}1} s{sup {minus}1}. At 700 Torr of N{sub 2}/O{sub 2} diluent at 296 K reaction with O{sub 2} is the only loss mechanism of the CF{sub 3}OCH{sub 2}O{sup {sm_bullet}} radical. The infrared spectra of the peroxy nitrates CF{sub 3}OCH{sub 2}O{sub 2}NO{sub 2} and CF{sub 3}OC(O)O{sub 2}NO{sub 2} were recorded and compared to the nonfluorinated analogues CH{sub 3}OCH{sub 2}O{sub 2}NO{sub 2} and CH{sub 3}OC(O)O{sub 2}NO{sub 2}. The thermal decomposition rate of CF{sub 3}OC(O)NO{sub 2} is (2.3 {+-} 0.1) {times} 10{sup {minus}4} s{sup {minus}1} in 700 Torr of N{sub 2} at 295.8 K. The reaction of CF{sub 3}OC(O)O{sub 2} radicals with HO{sub 2} radicals gives CF{sub 3}OC(O)H in a yield of (80 {+-} 11)%. The results are discussed with respect to the atmospheric degradation mechanism of CF{sub 3}OCH{sub 3} and other ethers.

Christensen, L.K. [Risoe National Lab., Roskilde (Denmark)] [Risoe National Lab., Roskilde (Denmark); Wallington, T.J.; Guschin, A.; Hurley, M.D. [Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States). Ford Research lab.] [Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States). Ford Research lab.

1999-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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New hypodiphosphates of the alkali metals: Synthesis, crystal structure and vibrational spectra of the hypodiphosphates(IV) M{sub 2}[(H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})(H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})] (M=Rb and Cs)  

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The new hypodiphosphates(IV) Rb{sub 2}[(H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})(H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})] (1) and Cs{sub 2}[(H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})(H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})] (2) were synthesized by soft chemistry reactions from aqueous solutions of hypophosphoric acid and the corresponding heavy alkali-metal carbonates. Their crystal structures were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Both compounds crystallize isotypic in the triclinic space group P-1 with one formula unit in the unit cell. The structures are built up by discrete (H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}){sup 2-} and (H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}) units in staggered conformation for the P{sub 2}O{sub 6} skeleton and the corresponding alkali-metal cations. In the (H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}){sup 2-} ion the hydrogen atoms are in a 'trans-trans' conformation. O{center_dot}H-O hydrogen bonds between the (H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}){sup 2-} and (H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}) groups consolidate the structures into a three-dimensional network. The FT-Raman and {sup 31}P and {sup 1}H and MAS NMR spectra of the title compounds have been recorded and interpreted, especially with respect to their assignment to the (H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}){sup 2-} and (H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}) groups. Thermogravimetric data of 2 have been interpreted in terms of a thermal decomposition model. - Graphical Abstract: The layered compounds Rb{sub 2}[(H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})(H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})] and Cs{sub 2}[(H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})(H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})] have been synthesized and investigated. Both crystallize isotypic. The structures are built up by discrete (H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}){sup 2-} and (H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}) units and the corresponding alkali-metal cations. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Synthesis and single-crystal structure of new alkali hypodiphosphates. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Structures are characterized by [(H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})(H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})]{sup 2-} units and M{sup +} cations. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer (H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}){sup 2-} and (H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}) units are linked by short hydrogen bonds. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Both compounds are characterized by {sup 31}P MAS-NMR spectra.

Wu, Peng [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie der TU Clausthal, Paul-Ernst-Strasse 4, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)] [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie der TU Clausthal, Paul-Ernst-Strasse 4, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany); Wiegand, Thomas; Eckert, Hellmut [Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie and Graduate School of Chemistry, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Corrensstr. 28/30, D-48149 Muenster (Germany)] [Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie and Graduate School of Chemistry, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Corrensstr. 28/30, D-48149 Muenster (Germany); Gjikaj, Mimoza, E-mail: mimoza.gjikaj@tu-clausthal.de [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie der TU Clausthal, Paul-Ernst-Strasse 4, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)] [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie der TU Clausthal, Paul-Ernst-Strasse 4, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)

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Molecular absorption in transition region spectral lines  

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Aims: We present observations from the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) of absorption features from a multitude of cool atomic and molecular lines within the profiles of Si IV transition region lines. Many of these spectral lines have not previously been detected in solar spectra. Methods: We examined spectra taken from deep exposures of plage on 12 October 2013. We observed unique absorption spectra over a magnetic element which is bright in transition region line emission and the ultraviolet continuum. We compared the absorption spectra with emission spectra that is likely related to fluorescence. Results: The absorption features require a population of sub-5000 K plasma to exist above the transition region. This peculiar stratification is an extreme deviation from the canonical structure of the chromosphere-corona boundary . The cool material is not associated with a filament or discernible coronal rain. This suggests that molecules may form in the upper solar atmosphere on small spatial scales...

Schmit, Donald; Ayres, Thomas; Peter, Hardi; Curdt, Werner; Jaeggli, Sarah

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Effect of annealing on SiO{sub x}-TiO{sub 2} axial heterostructure nanowires and improved photodetection  

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Glancing angle deposition technique has been used to synthesize the axial heterostructure SiO{sub x}-TiO{sub 2} nanowires (NWs) on the Si substrate. The field emission gun scanning electron microscope image shows the formation of perpendicular NWs on Si substrate. A typical transmission electron microscope image confirms the heterostructure NW which consists of SiO{sub x} of length ?130?nm and TiO{sub 2} of length ?170?nm. The amorphous NWs transformed to polycrystalline nature after annealing. The trap assisted radiative recombination process is absent for the annealed NWs. An averagely 1.1 fold enhanced photoabsorption was exhibited by the annealed NWs in the 200350?nm region and 1.5 fold in the 500850?nm region. The leakage current (2.6??10{sup ?8} A/cm{sup 2} at ?0.5?V) significantly reduced for annealed NWs device. A maximum 1.4??10{sup 3} times enlarged photodetection has been observed for annealed device.

Dhar, J. C.; Singh, N. K. [Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology Nagaland, Dimapur, Nagaland 797103 (India); Mondal, A., E-mail: aniruddhamo@gmail.com; Chakrabartty, S. [Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology Agartala, Jirania, Tripura (West) 799055 (India); Bhattacharyya, A. [Department of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata 700009 (India); Chattopadhyay, K. K. [Department of Physics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032 (India)

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Electroluminescence and phototrigger effect in single crystals of GaS{sub x}Se{sub 1-x} alloys  

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The effects of switching and electroluminescence as well as the interrelation between these effects in single crystals of GaS{sub x}Se{sub 1-x} alloys are detected and studied. It is established that the threshold voltage for switching depends on temperature, resistivity, and composition of alloys, and also on the intensity and spectrum of photoactive light. As a result, a phototrigger effect is observed; this effect arises under irradiation with light from the fundamental-absorption region. Electroluminescence is observed in the subthreshold region of the current-voltage characteristic; the electroluminescence intensity decreases drastically to zero as the sample is switched from a high-resistivity state to a low-resistivity state. Experimental data indicating that the electroluminescence and the switching effect are based on the injection mechanism (as it takes place in other layered crystals of the III-V type) are reported.

Kyazym-Zade, A. G., E-mail: bsu_aydin@yahoo.com; Salmanov, V. M.; Mokhtari, A. G.; Dadashova, V. V.; Agaeva, A. A. [Baku State University (Azerbaijan)

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Isothermal calorimetry investigation of Li{sub 1+x}Mn{sub 2-y}Al{sub z}O{sub 4} spinel.  

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The heat generation of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4}, Li{sub 1.156}Mn{sub 1.844}O{sub 4}, and Li{sub 1.06}Mn{sub 1.89}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 4} spinel cathode materials in a half-cell system was investigated by isothermal micro-calorimetry (IMC). The heat variations of the Li/LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} cell during charging were attributed to the LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} phase transition and order/disorder changes. This heat variation was largely suppressed when the stoichiometric spinel was doped with excess lithium or lithium and aluminum. The calculated entropy change (dE/dT) from the IMC confirmed that the order/disorder change of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4}, which occurs in the middle of the charge, was largely suppressed with lithium or lithium and aluminum doping. The dE/dT values obtained did not agree between the charge and the discharge at room temperature (25 C), which was attributed to cell self-discharge. This discrepancy was not observed at low temperature (10 C). Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) results showed that the fully charged spinel with lithium doping has better thermal stability.

Lu, W.; Belharouak, I.; Park, S. H.; Sun, Y. K; Amine, K.; Chemical Engineering; Hanyang Univ.

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Phase change behaviors of Zn-doped Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} films  

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Zn-doped Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} phase-change materials have been investigated for phase change memory applications. Zn{sub 15.16}(Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5}){sub 84.84} phase change film exhibits a higher crystallization temperature ({approx}258 Degree-Sign C), wider band gap ({approx}0.78 eV), better data retention of 10 years at 167.5 Degree-Sign C, higher crystalline resistance, and faster crystallization speed compared with the conventional Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5}. The proper Zn atom added into Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} serves as a center for suppression of the face-centered-cubic (fcc) phase to hexagonal close-packed (hcp) phase transition, and fcc phase has high thermal stability partially due to the bond recombination among Zn, Sb, and Te atoms.

Wang Guoxiang; Nie Qiuhua [Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200083 (China); Faculty of Information Science and Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211 (China); Shen Xiang; Fu Jing; Xu Tiefeng; Dai Shixun [Faculty of Information Science and Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211 (China); Wang, R. P. [Laser Physics Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia); Wu Liangcai [Shanghai Institute of Micro-system and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China)

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Hydrothermal synthesis and the crystal structure of borate cancrinite (Na,Ca){sub 2}[Na{sub 6}(AlSiO{sub 4}){sub 6}](BO{sub 3}) . 2H{sub 2}O  

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Transparent prismatic single crystals of borate cancrinite (Na,Ca){sub 2}[Na{sub 6}(AlSiO{sub 4}){sub 6}](BO{sub 3}) . 2H{sub 2}O are prepared through hydrothermal crystallization. The parameters of the hexagonal unit cell and intensities of 10806 reflections are measured on an Enraf-Nonius CAD4 automated diffractometer. The compound crystallizes in the hexagonal crystal system with the unit cell parameters a = 12.745(4) A, c = 5.180(2) A, V = 728.6(4) A{sup 3}, and space group P6{sub 3}. The structure is determined by direct methods and refined using the full-matrix least-squares procedure in the anisotropic approximation for the non-hydrogen atoms. The refinement of the structure is performed to the final discrepancy factor R{sub 1} = 0.027 for 2889 unique reflections with I > 2 {sigma} (I). In the structure of the borate cancrinite, the AlO{sub 4} and SiO{sub 4} tetrahedra form a zeolite-like framework in which twelve-membered hexagonal channels are occupied by sodium atoms and BO{sub 3} groups, whereas six-membered channels are filled with sodium and calcium atoms and water molecules. The mean interatomic distances are found to be as follows: (Si-O){sub mean} = 1.614 A and (Al-O){sub mean} = 1.741 A in the AlO{sub 4} and SiO{sub 4} tetrahedra, (Na-O){sub mean} = 2.542 A in the seven-vertex sodium polyhedra, and [(Na,Ca)-O]{sub mean} = 2.589 A in the ditrigonal bipyramids.

Shirinova, A. F. [Baku State University (Azerbaijan)], E-mail: afashf@rambler.ru; Khrustalev, V. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds (Russian Federation); Samedov, H. R. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Chemical Problems (Azerbaijan); Chiragov, M. I. [Baku State University (Azerbaijan)

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Magnetic Excitations and Their Energy Change Available to Superconducting Condensation in Optimally Doped YBa<sub>2sub>Cu>3sub>O>6.95sub>  

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Understanding the magnetic excitations in high-temperature (high-T{sub c}) copper-oxide superconductors is important because they may mediate the electron pairing for superconductivity. By determining the wavevector (Q) and energy ({h_bar}{omega}) dependence of the magnetic excitations, it is possible to calculate the change in the exchange energy available to the superconducting condensation energy. For the high-T{sub c} superconductor YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x}, the most prominent feature in the magnetic excitations is the resonance. Suggestions that the resonance contributes a major part of the superconducting condensation have not gained acceptance because the resonance is only a small portion of the total magnetic scattering. Here, we report an extensive mapping of magnetic excitations for YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6.95} (T{sub c} {approx} 93 K). Absolute intensity measurements of the full spectra allow us to estimate the change in the magnetic exchange energy between the normal and superconducting states, which is about 15 times larger than the superconducting condensation energy - more than enough to provide the driving force for high-T{sub c} superconductivity in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6.95}.

Woo, H. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Dai, Pengcheng [ORNL; Hayden, S M. [University of Bristol, UK; Mook Jr, Herbert A [ORNL; Scalapino, D. J. [University of California, Santa Barbara; Perring, T. G. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Dogan, F. [University of Washington, Seattle

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Ferromagnetic clusters and superconducting order in La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} heterostructures  

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The existence of magnetic and superconducting order in a [(La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}){sub 100{sub A}}/(YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}}){sub 100A}]{sub 10} superlattice has been studied by polarized neutron reflectometry, SQUID magnetometry, and resistivity measurements. The magnetization line shapes observed by SQUID magnetometry under zero-field-cooled and field-cooled conditions imply an inhomogeneously disordered magnetic state of the manganite blocks. This is substantiated by resistivity measurements and polarized neutron reflectometry. Resistivity measurements under field-cooled conditions reveal strong perturbations, which imply that the ferromagnetic La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} blocks contain strong magnetic disorder with perturbations coupled to the magnetic order via charge hopping between domains. Polarized neutron reflectometry under zero-field-cooled conditions, below the superconducting transition, reveal a noncollinear ferromagnetic structure, coherent across half the superlattice blocks. Across the superconducting transition, the noncollinear components are perturbed by the superconducting order and attempt to align with the dominant ferromagnetic order. Additionally, the magnetic correlation length increases from half the superlattice structure to a magnetic structure correlated across the complete superlattice. At temperatures above the superconducting transition, the noncollinear magnetic components and the magnetic correlation length relax to the structure observed below the superconducting transition.

Deen, P. P. [Institut Laue-Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, Boite Postale 156, F-38042 Grenoble (France); European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, 6 Rue Jules Horowitz, Boite Postale 220, F-38043 Grenoble (France); Yokaichiya, F. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, P.O. Box 5000, Upton, New York 11973 (United States); De Santis, A.; Bobba, F.; Cucolo, A. M. [CNR/INFM Supermat Laboratory and Physics Department, University of Salerno, Via S. Allende, Baronissi 84081 (Italy); Wildes, A. R. [Institut Laue-Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, Boite Postale 156, F-38042 Grenoble (France)

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Magnetic and electrical properties of layered magnets Tl(Cr,Mn,Co)Se{sub 2}  

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Tl(Cr,Mn,Co)Se{sub 2} crystals were synthesized at T {approx} 1050 K. X-ray diffraction analysis showed that TlCrSe{sub 2}, TlMnSe{sub 2}, and TlCoSe{sub 2} compounds crystallize in the hexagonal crystal system with the lattice parameters: a = 3.6999 A, c = 22.6901 A, c/a {approx} 6.133, z = 3, {rho}{sub x} = 6.209 g/cm{sup 3}; a = 6.53 A, c = 23.96 A, c/a {approx} 3.669, z = 8, {rho}{sub x} = 6.71 g/cm{sup 3}; and a = 3.747 A, c = 22.772 A, c/a {approx} 6.077, z = 3, {rho}{sub x} = 7.577 g/cm{sup 3}, respectively. Magnetic and electrical studies in the temperature range from 80-400 K showed that TlCrSe{sub 2} is a semiconductor ferromagnet, TlMnSe{sub 2} is a semiconductor antiferromagnet, and TlCoSe{sub 2} is a ferrimagnet with a conductivity characteristic of metals. A rather large deviation in the experimental effective magnetic moment for TlCrSe{sub 2} (3.05 {mu}B) from the theoretical value (3.85 {mu}B) is attributed to two-dimensional magnetic ordering in the paramagnetic region of the noticeably layered ferromagnet TlCrSe{sub 2}. In TlCrSe{sub 2}, a correlation between magnetic and electrical properties was detected.

Veliyev, R. G.; Sadikhov, R. Z.; Kerimova, E. M., E-mail: ekerimova@physics.ab.az; Asadov, Yu. G.; Jabbarov, A. I. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

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Sources and sinks of carbon dioxide in the Arctic regions  

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The data base required to adequately ascertain seasonal source and sink strengths in the arctic regions is difficult to obtain. However, there are now a reasonable quantity of data for this polar region to estimate sources and sinks within the Arctic which may contribute significantly to the annual tropospheric CO/sub 2/ concentration fluctuation. The sea-ice-air and the sea-air interfaces account for most of the contribution to the sources and sinks for carbon dioxide. Although the arctic and subarctic region is small in extent, it certainly is not impervious and ice sealed. Our estimate, based on historical data and current research, indicates that the Arctic, which is about 4% of the earth's surface, is an annual net sink for approx. 10/sup 15/ g CO/sub 2/ accounting for an equivalent of approx. 3% of the annual anthropogenic contribution of CO/sub 2/ to the troposphere.

Gosink, T. A.; Kelley, J. J.

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2014 REGIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK  

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2014 REGIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK #12;2014 REGIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2014 Overview The Cincinnati USA Partnership for Economic Development and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are pleased to present the 2014 Regional Economic Outlook. This report was prepared by the Cincinnati USA Partnership's Regional

Boyce, Richard L.

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THE c2d SPITZER SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY OF ICES AROUND LOW-MASS YOUNG STELLAR OBJECTS. IV. NH{sub 3} AND CH{sub 3}OH  

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NH{sub 3} and CH{sub 3}OH are key molecules in astrochemical networks leading to the formation of more complex N- and O-bearing molecules, such as CH{sub 3}CN and CH{sub 3}OCH{sub 3}. Despite a number of recent studies, little is known about their abundances in the solid state. This is particularly the case for low-mass protostars, for which only the launch of the Spitzer Space Telescope has permitted high-sensitivity observations of the ices around these objects. In this work, we investigate the {approx}8-10 {mu}m region in the Spitzer IRS (InfraRed Spectrograph) spectra of 41 low-mass young stellar objects (YSOs). These data are part of a survey of interstellar ices in a sample of low-mass YSOs studied in earlier papers in this series. We used both an empirical and a local continuum method to correct for the contribution from the 10 {mu}m silicate absorption in the recorded spectra. In addition, we conducted a systematic laboratory study of NH{sub 3}- and CH{sub 3}OH-containing ices to help interpret the astronomical spectra. We clearly detect a feature at {approx}9 {mu}m in 24 low-mass YSOs. Within the uncertainty in continuum determination, we identify this feature with the NH{sub 3} {nu}{sub 2} umbrella mode and derive abundances with respect to water between {approx}2% and 15%. Simultaneously, we also revisited the case of CH{sub 3}OH ice by studying the {nu}{sub 4} C-O stretch mode of this molecule at {approx}9.7 {mu}m in 16 objects, yielding abundances consistent with those derived by Boogert et al. based on a simultaneous 9.75 and 3.53 {mu}m data analysis. Our study indicates that NH{sub 3} is present primarily in H{sub 2}O-rich ices, but that in some cases, such ices are insufficient to explain the observed narrow FWHM. The laboratory data point to CH{sub 3}OH being in an almost pure methanol ice, or mixed mainly with CO or CO{sub 2}, consistent with its formation through hydrogenation on grains. Finally, we use our derived NH{sub 3} abundances in combination with previously published abundances of other solid N-bearing species to find that up to 10%-20% of nitrogen is locked up in known ices.

Bottinelli, Sandrine; Van Dishoeck, Ewine F.; Lahuis, Fred [Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, NL 2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands); Boogert, A. C. Adwin [IPAC, NASA Herschel Science Center, Mail Code 100-22, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Bouwman, Jordy; Beckwith, Martha; Oeberg, Karin I.; Linnartz, Harold [Raymond and Beverly Sackler Laboratory for Astrophysics, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, NL 2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands); Pontoppidan, Klaus M.; Blake, Geoffrey A. [California Institute of Technology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Evans, Neal J., E-mail: sandrine.bottinelli@cesr.f [Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1400, Austin, TX 78712-0259 (United States)

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Micro-Raman spectroscopic study of nanolaminated Ti{sub 5}Al{sub 2}C{sub 3}  

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Micro-Raman spectroscopic study and lattice dynamics calculations were conducted to study a recently identified layered ternary carbide, Ti{sub 5}Al{sub 2}C{sub 3}. The experimental Raman shifts were remarkably consistent with the calculated values. Polarized Raman spectrum was collected in the polycrystalline sample, which confirmed the theoretical symmetry assignment of the Raman modes. In addition, the atomic vibrations of the peaks at 192?cm{sup ?1}, 311?cm{sup ?1}, and 660?cm{sup ?1} were identified to be the combination of the counterparts in Ti{sub 2}AlC and Ti{sub 3}AlC{sub 2}.

Zhang, H.; Li, Z. J. [Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Wang, X. H. [Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Xiang, H. M.; Zhou, Y. C, E-mail: yczhou714@gmail.com [Science and Technology of Advanced Functional Composite Laboratory, ARIMPT, No.1 South Dahongmen Road, Beijing 100076 (China)

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Measurements of line strengths in the HO sub 2. nu. sub 1 overtone band at 1. 5. mu. m using an InGaAsP laser  

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The hydroperoxyl radical, HO{sub 2}, is a pivotal atmospheric species, being closely coupled to OH, the most important oxidant in both tropospheric and stratospheric chemistry. The authors report the first observation of resolved rotational-vibrational overtone (2{nu}{sub 1}) absorptions of the hydroperoxyl radical (HO{sub 2}) in the 1.5-{mu}m region, using two-tone frequency modulation spectroscopy (TTFMS) with an InGaAsP laser diode and White-cell optics. Photolysis of Cl{sub 2}/H{sub 2}O{sub 2} mixtures was used to produce the HO{sub 2}, and the concentration was determined by modulated-photolysis UV absorption spectroscopy. The line center adsorption cross sections for the strongest lines ranged between 1.3 {times} 10{sup {minus}20} and 10 {times} 10{sup {minus}20} cm{sup 2} molecule{sup {minus}1} under Doppler-limited conditions. For the strongest line this corresponds to an integrated line strength S of 1.6 {times} 10{sup {minus}21} cm{sup 2} molecule{sup {minus}1} cm{sup {minus}1}, a line strength of the same order of magnitude as lines previously observed in the relatively weak {nu}{sub 1} fundamental.

Johnson, T.J.; Wienhold, F.G.; Burrows, J.P.; Harris, G.W. (Max Planck Inst. for Chemistry, Mainz (Germany)); Burkhard, H. (DBP Telekom Research Inst., Darmstadt (Germany))

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Correlation Between Grain and Grain-Boundary Critical Current Densities in ex situ Coated Conductors with Variable YBa<sub>2sub>Cu>3sub>O>7- ?sub> Layer Thickness  

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The dependence of the percolative critical current density at low magnetic fields on YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} (YBCO) layer thickness is studied by comparing grain, J{sub c}{sup G}, and grain-boundary, J{sub c}{sup GB}, critical current densities for a series of ex situ processed YBCO films on a RABiTS template. Both critical current densities decrease as a function of thickness and the values of J{sub c}{sup G} and J{sub c}{sup GB} show a clear correlation which suggests the existence of an interaction between Abrikosov-Josephson vortices on the grain boundaries and Abrikosov vortices in the bulk of the grains. This opens the possibility to improve J{sub c}{sup GB} by optimizing the pinning capabilities of the grains.

Palau, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Puig, T. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Obradors, X. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Feenstra, Roeland [ORNL; Gapud, Albert Agcaoili [ORNL

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Synthesis and nonlinear optical properties of BaTi(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} and Ba{sub 3}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 6}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} crystals in glasses with high TiO{sub 2} contents  

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The ternary BaO-TiO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses containing a large amount of TiO{sub 2} (20-40mol%) are prepared, and their optical basicities ({lambda}), the formation, structural features and second-order optical nonlinearities of BaTi(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} and Ba{sub 3}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 6}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} crystals are examined to develop new nonlinear optical materials. It is found that the glasses with high TiO{sub 2} contents of 30-40mol% show large optical basicities of {lambda}=0.81-0.87, suggesting the high polarizabity of TiO{sub n} polyhedra (n=4-6) in the glasses. BaTi(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} and Ba{sub 3}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 6}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} crystals are found to be formed as main crystalline phases in the glasses. It is found that BaTi(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} crystals tend to orient at the surface of crystallized glasses. The new XRD pattern for the Ba{sub 3}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 6}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} phase is proposed through Rietvelt analysis. The second harmonic intensities of crystallized glasses were found to be 0.8 times as large as {alpha}-quartz powders, i.e., I{sup 2{omega}}(sample)/I{sup 2{omega}}({alpha}-quartz)=0.8, for the sample with BaTi(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} crystals and to be I{sup 2{omega}}(sample)/I{sup 2{omega}}({alpha}-quartz)=68 for the sample with Ba{sub 3}Ti{sub 3}O{sub 6}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} crystals. The Raman scattering spectra for these two crystalline phases are measured for the first time and their structural features are discussed.

Kosaka, Shinji [Department of Chemistry, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan); Benino, Yasuhiko [Department of Chemistry, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan); Fujiwara, Takumi [Department of Chemistry, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan); Dimitrov, Vesselin [Department of Silicate Technology, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 8 Kl, Ohridki Blvd., Sofia 1756 (Bulgaria); Komatsu, Takayuki [Department of Chemistry, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)]. E-mail: komatsu@chem.nagaokaut.ac.jp

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Second harmonic generation from Ge doped SiO{sub 2} (Ge{sub x}(SiO{sub 2}){sub 1?x}) thin films grown by sputtering  

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Second-order nonlinear optical properties of sputter-deposited Ge-doped SiO{sub 2} thin films were investigated. It was shown that the second-order nonlinearity of SiO{sub 2}, which vanishes in the electric-dipole approximation due to the centrosymmetric structure, can be significantly enhanced by Ge doping. The observed maximum value of d{sub 33} was 8.2 pm/V, which is 4 times larger than d{sub 22} of ?-BaB{sub 2}O{sub 4} crystal. Strong correlation was observed between the d{sub eff} values and the electron spin resonance signals arising from GeP{sub b} centers, suggesting that GeP{sub b} centers are the most probable origin of the large second-order nonlinearity.

Kawamura, Ibuki; Imakita, Kenji; Fujii, Minoru; Hayashi, Shinji [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan)] [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan)

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Composition dependence of the photophysical and photocatalytic properties of (AgNbO{sub 3}){sub 1-x}(NaNbO{sub 3}){sub x} solid solutions  

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A series of orthorhombic photocatalysts (AgNbO{sub 3}){sub 1-x}(NaNbO{sub 3}){sub x} solid solutions have been synthesized by a solid-state reaction method. The composition dependence of the photophysical and photocatalytic properties of synthesized solid solutions has been investigated systematically. With an increase in the content of NaNbO{sub 3}, we found that (1) the lattice parameters decreased; (2) the Nb-O bond length in NbO{sub 6} octahedron reduced; (3) the band gap increased; and (4) the mean particle size decreased while the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area increased. Photocatalytic activities of the (AgNbO{sub 3}){sub 1-x}(NaNbO{sub 3}){sub x} (0{<=}x{<=}0.5) samples were evaluated from gaseous 2-propanol (IPA) decomposition into acetone and CO{sub 2} under visible-light irradiation emitted from blue-light-emitting diodes (BLEDs; light intensity: 0.01 mW cm{sup -2}). Among all the samples, the (AgNbO{sub 3}){sub 0.6}(NaNbO{sub 3}){sub 0.4} sample showed the highest photocatalytic activity. - Graphical abstract: A series of orthorhombic photocatalysts (AgNbO{sub 3}){sub 1-x}(NaNbO{sub 3}){sub x} solid solutions have been synthesized by a solid-state reaction method. The composition dependence of the photophysical and photocatalytic properties of synthesized solid solutions has been investigated systematically. The solid solutions show higher visible-light photocatalytic activities for gaseous IPA decomposition in comparison with AgNbO{sub 3}, although the light intensity is 0.01 mW cm{sup -2}. Rate of acetone evolution under visible-light irradiation as a function of NaNbO{sub 3} content in (AgNbO{sub 3}){sub 1-x}(NaNbO{sub 3}){sub x}. The inset is the spectrum of BLEDs. The light intensity is 0.01 mW cm{sup -2}.

Li Guoqiang [Photocatalytic Materials Center (PCMC), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center (ERERC), Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Kako, Tetsuya; Wang Defa [Photocatalytic Materials Center (PCMC), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan); Zou Zhigang [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center (ERERC), Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Ye Jinhua [Photocatalytic Materials Center (PCMC), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan)], E-mail: Jinhua.YE@nims.go.jp

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of nanowires SiO{sub 2} on superconducting properties of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7?d} bulks  

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The effects of SiO{sub 2} nanowires on the superconducting properties of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7?d} (YBCO) compound were studied. Samples were synthesized in air using a standard solid state reaction technique by adding nanowires SiO{sub 2} up to 1wt.%. Phase analysis by X-ray diffraction (XRD), microstructure investigation by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDXS), critical current density dependence on applied magnetic field J{sub c}(H) and electrical resistivity as a function of temperature ?(T) were carried out to evaluate the relative performance of samples. We find that T{sub co} does not change much (90.8-90.2 K) with the low concentration of SiO{sub 2} (? 0.1 wt.%) and J{sub c}(H) is enhanced.

Salem, M. K. Ben; Hannachi, E.; Slimani, Y.; Hamrita, A.; Azzouz, F. Ben; Salem, M. Ben [L3M Laboratory, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, University of Carthage. 7021 Zarzouna (Tunisia); Bessais, L. [CNRS-ICMPE-UMR 7182 University Paris 12 (France)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Symmetrical interfacial reconstruction and magnetism in La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}/La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} heterostructures.  

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We have analyzed the interface structure and composition of La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}/La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} trilayers by combined polarized neutron reflectometry, aberration-corrected microscopy, and atomic column resolution electron-energy-loss spectroscopy and x-ray absorption with polarization analysis. We find the same stacking sequence at both top and bottom cuprate interfaces. X-ray magnetic circular dichroism experiments show that both cuprate interfaces are magnetic with a magnetic moment induced in Cu atoms as expected from symmetric Mn-O-Cu superexchange paths. These results supply a solid footing for the applicability of recent theories explaining the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity in this system in terms of the induced Cu spin polarization at both interfaces.

Visani, C.; Tornos, J.; Nemes, N. M.; Rocci, M.; Leon, C.; Santamaria, J.; te Velthuis, S. G. E.; Liu, Y.; Hoffmann, A.; Freeland, J. W.; Garcia-Hernandez, M.; Fitzsimmons, M. R.; Kirby, B. J.; Varela, M.; Pennycock, S. J. (Materials Science Division); ( XSD); (Univ. Complutense de Madrid); (Inst. de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid); (LANL); (ORNL)

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Crystal structure of the new compound Pb{sub 3+x}Sb{sub 3-x}S{sub 7-x}Cl{sub 1+x}(x{approx}0.45): The homologous series Pb{sub (2+2N)}(Sb,Pb){sub (2+2N)}S{sub (2+2N)}(S,Cl){sub (4+2N)}Cl{sub N} and its polychalcogenide derivatives (N=1-3)  

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The new chloro-sulfosalt Pb{sub 3+x}Sb{sub 3-x}S{sub 7-x}Cl{sub 1+x} (x{approx}0.45) has been synthesized at 500 deg. C from a mixture of PbS, PbCl{sub 2} and Sb{sub 2}S{sub 3}. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic system (space group Pbam), with a=15.194(3) A, b=23.035(5) A, c=4.0591(8) A, V=1420.6 A{sup 3}, Z=4. The crystal structure has been solved by X-ray single-crystal study, with a final R=0.0497. Deviation from stoichiometric Pb{sub 3}Sb{sub 3}S{sub 7}Cl (x coefficient) follows the substitution rule Sb{sup 3+}+S{sup 2-}{yields}Pb{sup 2+}+Cl{sup -}. Sb and Pb sub-positions within mixed (Sb,Pb) sites are discussed; Pb excess precludes any superstructure along c. A unique pure Cl position is bound only to Pb atoms with a distorted square coordination. The title compound is a rod-type structure derived from the SnS archetype, homeotypic with Pb{sub 6}Sb{sub 6}S{sub 14}(S{sub 3}), where the (S{sub 3}){sup 2-} trimer is replaced by two Cl{sup -}; this substitution is quite isovolumic. Other similar structures are: three polychalcogenides Sr{sub 6}Sb{sub 6}S{sub 14}(S{sub 3}), Pb{sub 6}Sb{sub 6}Se{sub 14}(Se{sub 3}) and Eu{sub 6}Sb{sub 6}S{sub 14}(S{sub 3}); KLa{sub 1.28}Bi{sub 3.72}S{sub 8} and its Ln isotypes; dadsonite, Pb{sub 23}Sb{sub 25}S{sub 60}Cl. Pb{sub 3+x}Sb{sub 3-x}S{sub 7-x}Cl{sub 1+x} is the N=2 member of the homologous series Pb{sub (2+2N)}(Sb,Pb){sub (2+2N)}S{sub (2+2N)}(S,Cl){sub (4+2N)}Cl{sub N}; the N=1 member corresponds to the previously known {approx}Pb{sub 4.3}Sb{sub 3.7}S{sub 8.7}Cl{sub 2.3} compound. Other polychalcogenide derivatives of this homologous series are K{sub 2}Pr{sub 2-x}Sb{sub 4+x}Se{sub 8}(Se{sub 4}) and its Ln isotypes (N=1), as well as SrBiSe{sub 3} (N=3). Such a comparative modular analysis allowed to propose a structural model for the previous synthetic 'Phase Y', {approx}Pb{sub 10}Sb{sub 10}S{sub 23}Cl{sub 4}, corresponding to the combined N=(1+2) homolog. - Graphical abstract: The title compound, Pb{sub 3+x}Sb{sub 3-x}S{sub 7-x}Cl{sub 1+x}, is derived from the homeotypic persulfide Pb{sub 6}Sb{sub 6}S{sub 14}(S{sub 3}) by substituting two chlorine atoms for the S{sub 3} trimer. This change is quite isovolumic.

Doussier, Charlotte [Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Universite de Nantes, CNRS, 2 rue de la Houssiniere, BP 32229, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3 (France); Moelo, Yves [Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Universite de Nantes, CNRS, 2 rue de la Houssiniere, BP 32229, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3 (France)], E-mail: yves.moelo@cnrs-imn.fr; Meerschaut, Alain; Leone, Philippe; Guillot-Deudon, Catherine [Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Universite de Nantes, CNRS, 2 rue de la Houssiniere, BP 32229, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3 (France)

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical constants and crystal chemical parameters of Sc{sub 2}W{sub 3}O{sub 12}  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Single crystal growth of Sc{sub 2}W{sub 3}O{sub 12}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Optical constants of Sc{sub 2}W{sub 3}O{sub 12} redetermined. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Difference between obs. and calc. polarizabilities attributed to crystal structure. -- Abstract: The refractive indices of Sc{sub 2}W{sub 3}O{sub 12}, measured at wavelengths of 435.8-643.8 nm, were used to calculate n{sub a} = 1.7331, n{sub b} = 1.7510, n{sub c} = 1.7586 at {lambda} = 589.3 nm and n{sub {infinity}} values at {lambda} = {infinity} from a one-term Sellmeier equation. Mean refractive indices, Left-Pointing-Angle-Bracket n{sub D} Right-Pointing-Angle-Bracket , and mean dispersion values, Left-Pointing-Angle-Bracket A Right-Pointing-Angle-Bracket , are, respectively, 1.7475 and 110 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -16} m{sup 2}. Total electronic polarizabilities, {alpha}{sub obs}, were calculated from n{sub {infinity}} and the Lorenz-Lorentz equation. The unusually large difference between the observed polarizability of 28.415 Angstrom-Sign {sup 3} and the calculated total polarizability {alpha}{sub T} of 26.74 Angstrom-Sign {sup 3} ({Delta} = +6.3%) is attributed to (1) a large M-O-W angle, and (2) a high degree of W 5d-O 2p and Sc nd-O 2p hybridization, where n signifies unspecified Sc d orbitals.

Shannon, Robert D., E-mail: bob@theshannons.net [Geological Sciences/CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Medenbach, Olaf [Institut fuer Mineralogie, Fakultaet fuer Geowissenschaften, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, D-44780 Bochum (Germany)] [Institut fuer Mineralogie, Fakultaet fuer Geowissenschaften, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, D-44780 Bochum (Germany); Mizoguchi, Hiroshi; Subramanian, M.A. [Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-4003 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-4003 (United States); Fischer, Reinhard X. [Universitaet Bremen, FB 5 Geowissenschaften, Klagenfurter Strasse, D-28359 Bremen (Germany)] [Universitaet Bremen, FB 5 Geowissenschaften, Klagenfurter Strasse, D-28359 Bremen (Germany)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical control of large-signal properties of millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave DDR Si IMPATTs  

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The authors have proposed a complete large-signal (L-S) model to investigate the optical modulation of high frequency properties of double-drift region (DDR) impact avalanche transit time (IMPATT) devices operating at different millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave ... Keywords: DDR IMPATT device, Flip chip, Millimeter-wave, Optical control, Sub-millimeter-wave, Top mount

Aritra Acharyya, Suranjana Banerjee, J. P. Banerjee

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrothermal synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of a new three-dimensional iron arsenate [C{sub 6}N{sub 4}H{sub 21}][Fe{sup III}{sub 3}(HAsO{sub 4}){sub 6}  

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A hydrothermal reaction of a mixture of iron oxalate, arsenic pentoxide, hydrofluoric acid and triethylenetetramine (TETA) at 150deg. C for 48h gives rise to a new iron arsenate [C{sub 6}N{sub 4}H{sub 21}][Fe{sub 3}(HAsO{sub 4}){sub 6}], I. The structure consists of a network of FeO{sub 6} and AsO{sub 4} building units connected through their vertices giving rise to a new secondary building unit, SBU-5. The SBU-5 units are through their corners forming a three-dimensional structure possessing one-dimensional channels bound by 8-T atoms (T=Fe, As). The formation of SBU-5 units is noteworthy. Variable temperature magnetic studies indicate antiferromagnetic interactions between the Fe centers with T{sub N} of 21.9K. Crystal data: M=1156.36, monoclinic, space group=C2/c (no. 15), a=18.422(3)A, b=8.8527(13)A, c=16.169(2)A, {beta}=111.592(2){sup o}, V=2451.9(6)A{sup 3}, Z=8, {rho}{sub calc}=3.037gcm{sup -3}, {mu}(Mo K{alpha})=9.903mm{sup -1}, R{sub 1}=0.0358, wR{sub 2}=0.0763, S=1.140 for 234 parameters.

Rao, Vandavasi Koteswara [Framework Solids Laboratory, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012 (India); Natarajan, Srinivasan [Framework Solids Laboratory, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012 (India)]. E-mail: snatarajan@sscu.iisc.ernet.in

2006-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional topological insulators Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}, Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3}, and Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 2}Se - a microwave spectroscopy study  

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We present results of investigations of three-dimensional topological insulators from a family of bismuth compounds performed in electron spin resonance spectrometer. Next to the standard spin resonance spectra in Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} originating from bulk conduction electrons (g{sub Verbar;} = 27.5 0.1 and g{sub ?} = 19.5 0.1), we observed also cyclotron resonance due to topological surface states in Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and non-resonant signal related to weak anti-localization in Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 2}Se. The analysis of the cyclotron resonance signal yields low Fermi velocity equal to 3250 m/s in Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}. The phase coherence length determined from weak anti-localization signal equals to 550 nm at low temperatures in Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 2}Se. Relation of the signals to bulk, topological surface or two-dimensional quantum well states is discussed and where possible indicated.

Wolos, A. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw, Poland and Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, ul Hoza 69, 00-681 Warsaw (Poland); Drabinska, A.; Szyszko, S.; Kaminska, M. [Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, ul Hoza 69, 00-681 Warsaw (Poland); Strzelecka, S. G.; Hruban, A.; Materna, A.; Piersa, M. [Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, ul. Wolczynska 133, 01-919 Warsaw (Poland)

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Synthetic fluid inclusions: VIII. Vapor-saturated halite solubility in part of the system NaCl-CaCl sub 2 -H sub 2 O, with application to fluid inclusions from oceanic hydrothermal systems  

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Halite solubility along part of the vapor-saturated liquidus in the system NaCl-CaCl{sub 2}-H{sub 2}O has been determined using the synthetic fluid inclusion technique. Data allow the construction of liquidus isotherms for temperatures up to 500{degree}C and bulk compositions containing >60 wt% total salt and as much as 25 wt% CaCl{sub 2}. Combined with previous data for the binary system NaCl-H{sub 2}O and for the ternary system NaCl-CaCl{sub 2}-H{sub 2}O in the low-salinity, low-temperature region, a preliminary ternary phase diagram can be constructed that remains incomplete only in the CaCl{sub 2}-rich region. Results are applied to the interpretation of saline fluid inclusions from quartz veins in oceanic metagabbros, and can be applied to many other natural inclusions containing aqueous solutions with NaCl and CaCl{sub 2} the dominant solutes. Microthermometric measurements at equilibrium of the melting temperature of ice (Tm (ice)) and of the dissolution temperature of halite (Tm (halite)) are sufficient to determine the bulk composition of the NaCl-CaCl{sub 2}-H{sub 2}O fluid.

Vanko, D.A. (Georgia State Univ., Atlanta (USA)); Bodnar, R.J.; Sterner, S.M. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ., Blacksburg (USA))

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rational design of gold catalysts with enhanced thermal stability: post modification of Au/TiO<sub>2sub> by amorphous SiO<sub>2sub> matrix  

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Au/TiO{sub 2} is highly active for CO oxidation, but it often suffers from sintering in high-temperature environments. In this work, we report on a novel design of gold catalysts, in which pre-formed Au/TiO{sub 2} catalysts were post decorated by amorphous SiO{sub 2} to suppress the agglomeration of gold particles. Even after being aged in O{sub 2}-He at 700 C, the SiO{sub 2}-decorated Au/TiO{sub 2} was still active for CO oxidation at ambient temperature.

Zhu, Haoguo [ORNL; Ma, Zhen [ORNL; Overbury, Steven {Steve} H [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transport properties of discontinuous Co{sub 80}Fe{sub 20}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} multilayers, prepared by ion beam sputtering  

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Ion beam sputtered Co{sub 80}Fe{sub 20}(t)/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}(30 {angstrom}) multilayers were obtained. The Co{sub 80}Fe{sub 20} layers become discontinuous for nominal thicknesses T {le} 18{angstrom}. Tunnel magnetoresistance was measured in CIP and CPP geometries, reaching up to 6.5% at room temperature and 11% at 15 K, for as-deposited films in CIP geometry. The temperature dependence of MR was found quite different for the two geometries: fairly strong in the CIP case and almost absent in the CPP geometry. A model is proposed to explain these large differences in behavior.

Kakazei, G.N.; Freitas, P.P.; Cardoso, S.; Lopes, A.M.L.; Pereira de Azevedo, M.M.; Pogorelov, Y.G.; Sousa, J.B.

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct observation of tetrahertz electromagnetic waves emitted from intrinsic Josephson junctions in single crystallie Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}}.  

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We have observed intense, coherent, continuous and monochromatic electromagnetic (EM) emission at terahertz frequencies generated from a single crystalline mesa structure of the high-T{sub c} superconductor Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}} intrinsic Josephson junction system. The mesa is fabricated by the Argon-ion-milling and photolithography techniques on the cleaved surface of Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}} single crystal. The frequency, {nu}, of the EM radiation observed from the sample obeys simple relations: {nu} = c/n{lambda} = c/2nw and {nu} = 2eV/hN, where c is the light velocity in vacuum, n the refractive index of a superconductor, {lambda} the wave length of the EM emission in vacuum, w the shorter width of the mesa, V the voltage applied to the mesa, N the number of layers of intrinsic Josephson junctions, e and h are the elementary charge and the Planck constant, respectively. These two relations strongly imply that the mechanism of the emission is, firstly, due to the geometrical resonance of EM waves to the mesa like a cavity resonance occuring in the mesa structure, and forming standing waves as cavity resonance modes, and secondly, due to the ac-Josephson effect, which works coherently in all intrinsic Josephson junctions. The peculiar temperature dependence of the power intensity emitted form samples shows a broad maximum in a temperature region between 20 and 40 K, suggesting that the nonequilibrium effect plays an essential role for the emission of EM waves in this system. The estimated total power is significantly improved in comparison with the previous report [L. Ozyuzer et al., Science 318 (2007) 1291, K. Kadowaki, et al., Physica C 437-438 (2006) 111, I.E. Batov, et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 88 (2006) 262504], and reached as high as 5 {micro}W from single mesa with w = 60 {micro}m at 648 GHz, which enables us to use it for some of applications. So far, we succeeded in fabricating the mesa emitting EM waves up to 960 GHz in the fundamental mode in the w = 40 {micro}m mesa, whereas the higher harmonics up to the 4-th order were observed, resulting in a frequency exceeding 2.5 THz. In sharp contrast to the previous reports [K. Kadowaki, et al., Physica C 437-438 (2006) 111, M.-H. Bae, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, (2007) 027002], all the present measurements were done in zero magnetic field. Lastly, a plausible theoretical model for the mechanism of emission is discussed.

Kadowaki, K.; Yamaguchi, H.; Kawamata, K.; Yamamoto, T.; Minami, H.; Kakeya, I.; Welp, U.; Ozyuzer, L.; Koshelev, A.; Kurter, C.; Gray, K. E.; Kwok, W.-K.; Materials Science Division; Univ. of Tsukuba; Izmir Inst. of Tech.; Illinois Inst. of Tech.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2D-network of inorganic-organic hybrid material built on Keggin type polyoxometallate and amino acid: [L-C{sub 2}H{sub 6}NO{sub 2}]{sub 3}[(PO{sub 4})Mo{sub 12}O{sub 36}].5H{sub 2}O  

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A new inorganic-organic hybrid material based on polyoxometallate, [L-C{sub 2}H{sub 6}NO{sub 2}]{sub 3}[(PO{sub 4})Mo{sub 12}O{sub 36}].5H{sub 2}O, has been successfully synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray analysis, elemental analysis, infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy, proton nuclear magnetic resonance and differential thermal analysis techniques. The title compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group, P2{sub 1}/c{sub ,} with a = 12.4938 (8) A, b = 19.9326 (12) A, c = 17.9270 (11) A, {beta} = 102.129 (1){sup o}, V = 4364.8 (5) A{sup 3}, Z = 4 and R{sub 1}(wR{sub 2}) = 0.0513, 0.0877. The most remarkable structural feature of this hybrid can be described as two-dimensional inorganic infinite plane-like (2D/{infinity} [(PO{sub 4})Mo{sub 12}O{sub 36}]{sup 3-}) which forming via weak Van der Waals interactions along the z axis. The characteristic band of the Keggin anion [(PO{sub 4})Mo{sub 12}O{sub 36}]{sup 3-} appears at 210 nm in the UV spectrum. Thermal analysis indicates that the Keggin anion skeleton begins to decompose at 520 deg. C.

Alizadeh, M.H. [Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad 91779-1436 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)], E-mail: mhalizadehg@yahoo.com; Mirzaei, M. [Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad 91779-1436 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Razavi, H. [Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057 (United States)

2008-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal structures of the new diphosphates, K{sub 2}NiP{sub 2}O{sub 7} and K{sub 6}Sr{sub 2}Ni{sub 5}(P{sub 2}O{sub 7}){sub 5}  

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Crystalline K{sub 2}NiP{sub 2}O{sub 7} (I): monoclinic, P{sub 2}{sub 1}, a = 9.230(2), b = 17.540(8), c = 8.319(9){angstrom}, {beta} = 91.44(2){degrees}, Z = 8, d{sub calc} = 3.067 g cm{sup -3}, {lambda}MoK{sub {alpha}} = 0.71069{angstrom}, R/R{sub w} = 6.5/9.4%, is characterized by the existence of face sharing NiO{sub 6} octahedra with Ni-Ni separation of 2.827{angstrom} (Ni-O; 1.93(2) - 2.17(2){angstrom}). K{sup +} is seen in sites of seven, six, and fivefold coordination (K-O, averages; 2.83(2), 2.81(2), and 2.77(2){angstrom}, respectively). P{sub 2}O{sub 7}{sup 4-} groups are observed in semieclipsed conformation. K{sub 6}Sr{sub 2}Ni{sub 5}(P{sub 2}O{sub 7}){sub 5} (II) crystallizes in monoclinic space group P2{sub 1}/c; a = 11.038(7), b = 9.533(13), c = 7.438(2){angstrom}, {beta} = 100.13(4){degrees}, D{sub calc} = 3.309 g cm{sup -3}, Z = 2, R/R{sub w} = 6.4/8.1%. Nickel atoms are distributed on planes parallel to the crystallographic (100) plane at x = 0 and x = 0.5. On the planes, x = 0, Ni{sup 2+} ions form successive linked trimers of edge sharing NiO{sub 6} octahedra (Ni-Ni, 3.018(1), 3.008(1){angstrom}; Ni-O, av 2.07(2){angstrom}). The intermediate planes (x=0.5) contain isolated and six coordinate Ni{sup 2+} ions (Ni-O av. 2.09(2){angstrom}). Seven-coordinate potassium ions (K-O, av. 2.74(2){angstrom}) are located on intermediate planes at x = 0.25 and 0.75. P{sub 2}O{sub 7}{sup 4-} groups are found in eclipsed conformation. Strontium atoms are located between nickel and potassium planes and are surrounded by seven oxygen atoms (Sr-O, av. 2.586(2){angstrom}).

ElMaadi, A.; Boukhari, A.; Holt, E.M. [Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States)

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Atmospheric chemistry of CF{sub 3}CFHCF{sub 3} (HFC-227ea): Spectrokinetic investigation of the CF{sub 3}CFO{sub 2}{sup .}CF{sub 3} radical, its reactions with NO and NO{sub 2}, and fate of the CF{sub 3}CFO{sup .}CF{sub 3} radical  

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The ultraviolet absorption spectrum of the CF{sub 3}CFO{sub 2}{sup .}CF{sub 3} radical, the kinetics of its self-reaction and reactions with NO and NO{sub 2} have been studied in the gas phase at 296 K using a pulse radiolysis technique. A long-path-length Fourier transform infrared technique was used to study the fate of the CF{sub 3}CFO{sup .}CF{sub 3} radical. Absorption cross sections for the CF{sub 3}CFO{sub 2}{sup .}CF{sub 3} radical were quantified over the wavelength range 220-270 nm. The rate constant for the CF{sub 3}CFO{sub 2}{sup .}CF{sub 3} self-reaction was determined, as well as those of the reaction of CF{sub 3}CFO{sub 2}{sup .}CF{sub 3} radicals with NO and NO{sub 2}. The atmospheric fate of CF{sub 3}CFO{sup .}CF{sub 3} radicals is decomposition via C-C bond scission to give CF{sub 3} radicals and CF{sub 3}C(O)F. In 1000 mbar of SF{sub 6} at 296 K decomposition of CF{sub 3}CFO{sup .}CF{sub 3} radicals proceeds at a rate greater than 1 x 10{sup 5} s{sup -1}. The results are discussed in the context of the atmospheric chemistry of HFC-227ea. 31 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

Mogelberg, T.E.; Sehested, J.; Bilde, M. [Riso National Lab., Roskilde (Denmark)] [Riso National Lab., Roskilde (Denmark); Wallington, T.J. [Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States)] [Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States); Nielsen, O.J. [Ford Forschungscenter Aachen (Germany)] [Ford Forschungscenter Aachen (Germany)

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Synthesis, Growth, and Properties of TlGa{sub 1-x}Yb{sub x}S{sub 2} Crystals  

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The synthesis of TlGa{sub 1-x}Yb{sub x}S{sub 2} single crystals with the partial substitution of ytterbium for gallium is described. Variations in the electric conductivity of grown crystals irradiated with X-rays of various intensities are measured.

Kerimova, E.M.; Mustafaeva, S.N.; Asadov, Yu.G.; Kerimov, R.N. [Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences, pr. Dzhavida 33, Baku, 370143 (Azerbaijan)

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Pinning in twin boundaries of YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7-. delta. single crystals  

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We present direct observation of Lorentz force induced flux motion and pinning by twin boundaries in single crystal YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7 {minus}{delta}}. From AC magnetoresistance measurements, we derive the effective pinning potential attributed to twin boundaries. 7 refs., 3 figs.

Kwok, W.K.; Welp, U.; Vandervoort, K.G.; Crabtree, G.W. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Liu, J.Z. (California Univ., Davis, CA (USA). Dept. of Physics); Brooks, J.; Hettinger, J.; Hannahs, S.T. (Boston Univ., MA (USA). Dept. of Physics); Fleshler, S. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA) Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser instability and chaotic pulsation in CO/sub 2/ laser with intracavity saturable absorber  

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A CO/sub 2/ laser with a gaseous saturable absorber shows a variety of periodic self-pulsation (passive Q switching (PQS)), depending on the lasing conditions and the characteristics of the absorbing molecules. We present a novel rate-equation model that comprehensively describes the transient pulse structures of PQS in the CO/sub 2/ laser system. The numerical calculation based on the present model predicts that a chaotic PQS pulsation also is realized in a limited parameter region.

Tachikawa, M.; Tanii, K.; Shimizu, T.

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topology and glass structure evolution in (BaO){sub x}((B{sub 2}O{sub 3}){sub 32}(SiO{sub 2}){sub 68}){sub 100?x} ternaryEvidence of rigid, intermediate, and flexible phases  

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We examine variations in the glass transition temperature (T{sub g}(x)), molar volume (V{sub m}(x)), and Raman scattering of titled glasses as a function of modifier (BaO) content in the 25% < x < 48% range. Three distinct regimes of behavior are observed; at low x, 24% < x < 29% range, the modifier largely polymerizes the backbone, T{sub g}(x) increase, features that we identify with the stressed-rigid elastic phase. At high x, 32% < x < 48% range, the modifier depolymerizes the network by creating non-bridging oxygen (NBO) atoms; in this regime T{sub g}(x) decreases, and networks are viewed to be in the flexible elastic phase. In the narrow intermediate x regime, 29% < x < 32% range, T{sub g}(x) shows a broad global maximum almost independent of x, and Raman mode scattering strengths and mode frequencies become relatively x-independent, V{sub m}(x) show a global minimum, features that we associate with the isostatically rigid elastic phase, also called the intermediate phase. In this phase, medium range structures adapt as revealed by the count of Lagrangian bonding constraints and Raman mode scattering strengths.

Holbrook, C. [AFRL/RYDP, 2241 Avionics Circle, B620, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7707 (United States)] [AFRL/RYDP, 2241 Avionics Circle, B620, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7707 (United States); Chakraborty, Shibalik; Ravindren, S.; Boolchand, P. [Department of Electrical and Computing Systems, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0030 (United States)] [Department of Electrical and Computing Systems, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0030 (United States); Goldstein, Jonathan T.; Stutz, C. E. [AFRL/RXAN, 3005 Hobson Way, B651, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7707 (United States)] [AFRL/RXAN, 3005 Hobson Way, B651, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7707 (United States)

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Solar reduction of CO.sub.2  

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The red shift of the absorption spectrum of CO.sub.2 with increasing temperature permits the use of sunlight to photolyze CO.sub.2 to CO. The process of the present invention includes: preheating CO.sub.2 to near 1800 K; exposing the preheated CO.sub.2 to sunlight, whereby CO, O.sub.2 and O are produced; and cooling the hot product mix by rapid admixture with room temperature CO.sub.2. The excess thermal energy may be used to produce electricity and to heat additional CO.sub.2 for subsequent process steps. The product CO may be used to generate H.sub.2 by the shift reaction or to synthesize methanol.

Jensen, Reed J. (121 La Vista Dr., Los Alamos, NM 87544); Lyman, John L. (Los Alamos, NM); King, Joe D. (Los Alamos, NM); Guettler, Robert D. (Los Alamos, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Critical Scaling and the Origin of Non-fermi-liquid Behavior in Sc<sub>1-xsub>UxPd>3sub>  

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We used inelastic neutron scattering to study magnetic excitations of Sc{sub 1-x}U{sub x}Pd{sub 3} for U concentrations (x=0.25, 0.35) near the spin glass quantum critical point (QCP). The excitations are spatially incoherent, broad in energy (E=variant Planck's over 2{pi}{omega}), and follow {omega}/T scaling at all wave vectors investigated. Since similar {omega}/T scaling has been observed for UCu{sub 5-x}Pd{sub x} and CeCu{sub 6-x}Au{sub x} near the antiferromagnetic QCP, we argue that the observed non-Fermi-liquid behavior in these f-electron materials arises from the critical phenomena near a T=0 K phase transition, irrespective of the nature of the transition.

Wilson, Stephen D. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Dai, Pengcheng [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Adroja, D. T. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Lee, S.-H. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Chung, J.-H. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Lynn, J. W. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Butch, N. P. [University of California, San Diego; Maple, M. B. [University of California, San Diego

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicate layer formation at Pr{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Si(001) interfaces  

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We studied Pr{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Si(001) interfaces by synchrotron radiation photoelectron spectroscopy and by ab initio calculations. We show that the interface formed during molecular-beam epitaxy under the oxygen partial pressure above 1x10{sup -8} mbar consists of a mixed Si-Pr oxide, such as (Pr{sub 2}O{sub 3})(SiO){sub x}(SiO{sub 2}){sub y}. Neither an interfacial SiO{sub 2} nor an interfacial silicide is formed. The silicate formation is driven by a low energy of O in a PrOSi bond and by the strain in the subsurface SiO{sub x} layer. We expect that this natural interfacial Pr silicate will facilitate the integration of the high-k dielectric Pr{sub 2}O{sub 3} into future complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor technologies.

Schmeisser, D.; Muessig, H.-J.; Dabrowski, J. [Angewandte Physik-Sensorik, BTU Cottbus, Postfach 10 13 44, D-03013 Cottbus (Germany); IHP, Im Technologiepark 25, D-15236 Frankfurt (Germany)

2004-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Band offsets in HfO{sub 2}/InGaZnO{sub 4} heterojunctions  

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The valence band discontinuity ({Delta}E{sub V}) of sputter deposited HfO{sub 2}/InZnGaO{sub 4} (IGZO) heterostructures was obtained from x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements. The HfO{sub 2} exhibited a bandgap of 6.07 eV from absorption measurements. A value of {Delta}E{sub V} = 0.48 {+-} 0.025 eV was obtained by using the Ga 2p{sub 3/2}, Zn 2p{sub 3/2}, and In 3d{sub 5/2} energy levels as references. This implies a conduction band offset {Delta}E{sub C} of 2.39 eV in HfO{sub 2}/InGaZnO{sub 4} heterostructures and a nested interface band alignment.

Cho, Hyun [Department of Nanomechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, Gyeongnam 627-706 (Korea, Republic of); Douglas, E. A.; Gila, B. P.; Craciun, V.; Lambers, E. S.; Pearton, S. J. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Ren Fan [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States)

2012-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical and thermoelectric properties of 90% Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-5% Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-5% Sb{sub 2}Se{sub 3} single crystals doped with SbI{sub 3}  

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Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-Sb{sub 2}Se{sub 3} alloys with Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and Sb{sub 2}Se{sub 3} contents up to 10 mol%, e.g., the 90% Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-5% Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-5% Sb{sub 2}Se{sub 3} alloy, are among the best n-type thermoelectric materials for Peltier coolers used near room temperature. In this work, the electrical and thermoelectric properties of Sbl{sub 3}doped 90% Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-5% Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-5% Sb{sub 2}Se{sub 3} alloys were characterized at temperatures ranging from 80K to 600K. The temperature dependencies of the Hall coefficient, carrier mobility, Seebeck coefficient and thermal conductivity were measured, and the scattering parameter and bandgap energy were determined.

Hyun, D.B.; Hwang, J.S.; Shim, J.D.; Kolomoets, N.V. [Korea Inst. of Science and Technology, Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Div. of Metals] [Korea Inst. of Science and Technology, Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Div. of Metals; Oh, T.S. [Hong Ik Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Science] [Hong Ik Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Science

1998-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective passivation of In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As by HfO{sub 2} surpassing Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} via in-situ atomic layer deposition  

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High {kappa} gate dielectrics of HfO{sub 2} and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} were deposited on molecular beam epitaxy-grown In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As pristine surface using in-situ atomic-layer-deposition (ALD) without any surface treatment or passivation layer. The ALD-HfO{sub 2}/p-In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As interface showed notable reduction in the interfacial density of states (D{sub it}), deduced from quasi-static capacitance-voltage and conductance-voltage (G-V) at room temperature and 100 Degree-Sign C. More significantly, the midgap peak commonly observed in the D{sub it}(E) of ALD-oxides/In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As is now greatly diminished. The midgap D{sub it} value decreases from {>=}15 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 12} eV{sup -1} cm{sup -2} for ALD-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} to {approx}2-4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 12} eV{sup -1} cm{sup -2} for ALD-HfO{sub 2}. Further, thermal stability at 850 Degree-Sign C was achieved in the HfO{sub 2}/In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As, whereas C-V characteristics of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/p-In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As degraded after the high temperature annealing. From in-situ x-ray photoelectron spectra, the AsO{sub x}, which is not the oxidized state from the native oxide, but is an induced state from adsorption of trimethylaluminum and H{sub 2}O, was found at the ALD-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As interface, while that was not detected at the ALD-HfO{sub 2}/In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As interface.

Chang, Y. H.; Chiang, T. H. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan (China); Lin, C. A.; Liu, Y. T.; Lin, H. Y.; Huang, M. L.; Kwo, J. [Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan (China); Lin, T. D.; Hong, M. [Graduate Institute of Applied Physics and Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Pi, T. W. [National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsinchu 30076, Taiwan (China)

2012-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-step behavior of initial oxidation at HfO{sub 2}/Si interface  

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In situ x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy revealed that initial Si oxidation at the HfO{sub 2}/Si(001) interface in O{sub 2} proceeds in a two-step manner with an initial slow stage followed by a fast one. This transition in the oxidation process is most likely caused by crystallization of the HfO{sub 2} film. The first stage at 400-600 deg. C exhibited postdeposition annealing conditions suitable for suppressing the interfacial Si oxide in a monolayer region.

Miyata, Noriyuki [MIRAI, Advanced Semiconductor Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8562 (Japan)

2006-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and conductivity studies of CsKSO{sub 4}Te(OH){sub 6} and Rb{sub 1.25}K{sub 0.75}SO{sub 4}Te(OH){sub 6} materials  

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The crystal structures of the title compounds were solved using the single-crystal X-ray diffraction technique. At room temperature CsKSO{sub 4}Te(OH){sub 6} was found to crystallize in the monoclinic system with Pn space group and lattice parameters: a=12.5463(6)A; b=6.5765(2)A; c=12.6916(7)A; {beta}=106.53(2){sup o}; V=1003.914(4)A{sup 3}; Z=4 and D{sub calc.}=3.29g/cm{sup 3}. The structural refinement has led to a reliability factor of R{sub 1}=0.0284 (wR{sub 2}=0.064) for 7577 independent reflections. Rb{sub 1.25}K{sub 0.75}SO{sub 4}Te(OH){sub 6} material possesses a monoclinic structure with space group P2{sub 1}/a and cell parameters: a=11.3411(6)A; b=6.5819(2)A; c=13.5730(8)A; {beta}=106.860(10){sup o}; V=969.62(10)A{sup 3}; Z=4 and D=3.16(3)g/cm{sup 3}. The residuals are R{sub 1}=0.0297 and wR{sub 2}=0.0776 for 3336 independent reflections. The main interest of these structures is the presence of two different and independent anionic groups (TeO{sub 6}{sup 6-} and SO{sub 4}{sup 2-}) in the same crystal. Complex impedance measurements (Z*=Z{sup '}-iZ{sup '}') have been undertaken in the frequency and temperature ranges 20-10{sup 6}Hz and 400-600K, respectively. The dielectric relaxation is studied in the complex modulus formalism M*.

Chabchoub, N. [Laboratoire de Physique Appliquee, Faculte des Sciences de Sfax, 3018 Sfax (Tunisia)]. E-mail: nizar_chabchoub@yahoo.fr; Darriet, J. [Institut de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Bordeaux, ICMCB-CNRS, 33608 Pessac cedex (France); Khemakhem, H. [Laboratoire de Physique Appliquee, Faculte des Sciences de Sfax, 3018 Sfax (Tunisia)

2006-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cascades Geothermal Region | Open Energy Information  

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Cascades Geothermal Region Cascades Geothermal Region Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Cascades Geothermal Region Details Areas (21) Power Plants (0) Projects (3) Techniques (5) Map: {{{Name}}} The Cascade Range is part of a vast mountain chain that extends from British Columbia to northern California and has been volcanically active for ~ 40 million years as a result of the convergence of the of the Juan de Fuca and Pacific plates. Two physiographic sub-provinces make up the Cascade Range; the Western Cascades and the High Cascades on the east. Middle Eocene to early Pliocene (40 - 5 million years) thick mafic lava flows, primarily of andesitic composition are associated with ash flows, tuffs, and silicic intrusive bodies and stocks that decrease in age eastward to the High Cascades. Miocene to Holocene volcanic rocks make up

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP ON CARBON SEQUESTRATION  

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The Southwest Partnership Region includes six whole states, including Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah, roughly one-third of Texas, and significant portions of adjacent states. The Partnership comprises a large, diverse group of expert organizations and individuals specializing in carbon sequestration science and engineering, as well as public policy and outreach. The main objective of the Southwest Partnership project is to achieve an 18% reduction in carbon intensity by 2012. The Partnership made great progress in this first year. Action plans for possible Phase II carbon sequestration pilot tests in the region are almost finished, including both technical and non-technical aspects necessary for developing and carrying out these pilot tests. All partners in the Partnership are taking an active role in evaluating and ranking optimum sites and technologies for capture and storage of CO{sub 2} in the Southwest Region. We are identifying potential gaps in all aspects of potential sequestration deployment issues.

Brian McPherson; Rick Allis; Barry Biediger; Joel Brown; Jim Cappa; George Guthrie; Richard Hughes; Eugene Kim; Robert Lee; Dennis Leppin; Charles Mankin; Orman Paananen; Rajesh Pawar; Tarla Peterson; Steve Rauzi; Jerry Stuth; Genevieve Young

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cascades Geothermal Region | Open Energy Information  

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Cascades Geothermal Region Cascades Geothermal Region (Redirected from Cascades) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Cascades Geothermal Region Details Areas (21) Power Plants (0) Projects (3) Techniques (5) Map: {{{Name}}} The Cascade Range is part of a vast mountain chain that extends from British Columbia to northern California and has been volcanically active for ~ 40 million years as a result of the convergence of the of the Juan de Fuca and Pacific plates. Two physiographic sub-provinces make up the Cascade Range; the Western Cascades and the High Cascades on the east. Middle Eocene to early Pliocene (40 - 5 million years) thick mafic lava flows, primarily of andesitic composition are associated with ash flows, tuffs, and silicic intrusive bodies and stocks that decrease in age

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Pseudogap and Incommensurate Magnetic Fluctuations in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6.6}  

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Unpolarized inelastic neutron scattering is used to study the temperature and wave vector dependence of the dynamical magnetic susceptibility, {xi}`` (q,{omega}), of a well characterized single crystal YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6.6} (T{sub c} = 62.7 K). We find that a pseudogap opens in the spin fluctuation spectrum at temperatures well above T{sub c}. We speculate that the appearance of the low frequency incommensurate fluctuations is associated with the opening of the pseudogap. To within the error of the measurements, a gap in the spin fluctuation spectrum is found in the superconducting state.

Dai, P., Mook, H.A., [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)], Dogan, F. [Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

1997-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPOSITE ARCHITECTURES FOR SUB-600 DEGREE CELSIUS  

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COMPOSITE ARCHITECTURES FOR SUB-600 DEGREE CELSIUS FUEL CELLS Prepared For: California Energy (EISG) PROGRAM FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS REPORT (FAR) COMPOSITE ARCHITECTURES FOR SUB-600o C FUEL CELLS EISG 1 Composite Architectures For Sub-600 O C Fuel Cells EISG Grant # 99-35 Awardee: University

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Controllable synthesis, magnetic and biocompatible properties of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} and {alpha}-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanocrystals  

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Iron oxide nanocrystals (NCs) with a series of well-controlled morphologies (octahedron, rod, wire, cube and plate) and compositions (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} and {alpha}-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) were synthesized via a facile hydrothermal process. The morphological and compositional control of various iron oxide NCs was based on the regulations of precursor thermolysis kinetics and surfactants. The obtained samples were characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM, SQUID and cytotoxicity test. These as-prepared iron oxide NCs showed excellent magnetic properties and good biocompatibility, paving the way for their high-efficiency bio-separation and bio-detection applications. - Graphical Abstract: Schematic illustration for the formation of iron oxide NCs (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} and {alpha}-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) with different controlled morphologies and compositions. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Iron oxide NCs with a series of well-controlled morphologies (octahedron, rod, wire, cube, and plate) and compositions (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} and {alpha}-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) were synthesized via a facile hydrothermal method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The mechanism of the morphological and compositional control process is directly related to precursor thermolysis kinetics and surfactants. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer These iron oxide NCs exhibited excellent magnetic response and good biocompatibility, which should have great applications in the cell separation and biodetection.

Zhou, Xi, E-mail: xizhou@xmu.edu.cn [Research Center of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomaterials, College of Materials, The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering of Fujian Province, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China)] [Research Center of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomaterials, College of Materials, The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering of Fujian Province, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China); Shi, Yanfeng; Ren, Lei [Research Center of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomaterials, College of Materials, The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering of Fujian Province, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China)] [Research Center of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomaterials, College of Materials, The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering of Fujian Province, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China); Bao, Shixiong [State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces and Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China)] [State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces and Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China); Han, Yu; Wu, Shichao; Zhang, Honggang; Zhong, Lubin [Research Center of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomaterials, College of Materials, The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering of Fujian Province, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China)] [Research Center of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomaterials, College of Materials, The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering of Fujian Province, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China); Zhang, Qiqing, E-mail: zhangqiq@xmu.edu.cn [Research Center of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomaterials, College of Materials, The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering of Fujian Province, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China)] [Research Center of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomaterials, College of Materials, The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering of Fujian Province, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China)

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Ca{sub 3-x}La{sub x}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}} (x=0, 0.3): New cobaltite materials as cathodes for proton conducting solid oxide fuel cell  

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Misfit-type Ca{sub 3-x}La{sub x}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}} (x=0, 0.3) oxides were synthesised to be evaluated as possible cathode materials for proton conducting fuel cells (PCFCs) based on BaCe{sub 0.9}Y{sub 0.1}O{sub 3-{delta}} (BCY10) dense ceramic electrolyte. The electrical conductivity value of Ca{sub 2.7}La{sub 0.3}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}} ({sigma}{approx}53 S cm{sup -1} at 600 deg. C) is in the range of usually required value for a cathode application (about 50-100 S cm{sup -1}). In order to test the performance of each compound as cathode material, impedance measurements were carried out on Ca{sub 3-x}La{sub x}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}}/BaCe{sub 0.9}Y{sub 0.1}O{sub 3-{delta}}/Ca{sub 3-x}La{sub x}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}} symmetrical half cells over the temperature range 400-800 deg. C under wet air. A promising electrocatalytic activity has been observed with both compounds Ca{sub 3}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}} and Ca{sub 2.7}La{sub 0.3}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}}. Factually, the area specific resistance obtained was about 2.2 {Omega} cm{sup 2} at 600 deg. C. - Graphical abstract: Arrehnius plots of the ASR for Ca{sub 3}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}} and Ca{sub 2.7}La{sub 0.3}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}}.

Ben Yahia, Hamdi [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87, Avenue A. Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France); Mauvy, Fabrice, E-mail: mauvy@icmcb-bordeaux.cnrs.f [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87, Avenue A. Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France); Grenier, Jean Claude [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87, Avenue A. Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France)

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Luminescence properties of a blue-emitting phosphor: (Sr{sub 1?x}Eu{sub x})Si{sub 9}Al{sub 19}ON{sub 31} (0  

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Blue-emitting Sr{sub 1?x}Eu{sub x}Si{sub 9}Al{sub 19}ON{sub 31} phosphors were synthesized at 1800 C for 2 h under 1 MPa N{sub 2} by using the gas-pressure sintering method (GPS). The microstructure, photoluminescence (PL) properties of the prepared phosphors were investigated. Under the 290 nm excitation, broad PL emission bands with peak positions at 448490 nm were detected. The concentration quenching was not observed owing to the large distance betweenEu{sup 2+} ions that made the nonradiative energy transfer between neighboring Eu{sup 2+} ions difficult. The blue phosphor generally showed a small thermal quenching at low Eu{sup 2+} concentrations. The absorption and external quantum efficiency of the synthesized Sr{sub 0.5}Eu{sub 0.5}Si{sub 9}Al{sub 19}ON{sub 31} were 85% and 62% upon the 365 nm excitation, respectively. The interesting PL results indicate that Sr{sub 1?x}Eu{sub x}Si{sub 9}Al{sub 19}ON{sub 31} has great potentials as a blue phosphor for white LEDs applications. - Graphical abstract: Sr{sub 0.7}Eu{sub 0.3}Si{sub 9}Al{sub 19}ON{sub 31} gives blue-emitting at 471 nm. Excitation spectrum is composed of five bands in the range of 250450 nm, which are matching well with emission wavelength of UV LEDs. Display Omitted - Highlights: Blue-emitting Sr{sub 1?x}Eu{sub x}Si{sub 9}Al{sub 19}ON{sub 31} phosphors were synthesized by gas-pressure sintering method. The concentration quenching was not observed in this phosphor. This blue phosphor generally showed a small thermal quenching at low Eu{sup 2+} concentrations. The absorption and external quantum efficiency of the synthesized Sr{sub 0.5}Eu{sub 0.5}Si{sub 9}Al{sub 19}ON{sub 31} were 85% and 62% upon the 365 nm excitation.

Liu, Lihong [Structural and Functional Integration of Ceramics Group, The Division of Functional Materials and Nanodevices, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, Zhejiang 315201 (China); Xie, Rong-Jun, E-mail: XIE.Rong-Jun@nims.go.jp [Sialon Group, Sialon Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, Namiki 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Hirosaki, Naoto; Dierre, Benjamin [Sialon Group, Sialon Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, Namiki 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Sekiguchi, Takashi [Advanced Electronic Materials Center, National Institute for Materials Science, Namiki 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)

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Modulation of over 10{sup 14}?cm{sup ?2} electrons in SrTiO{sub 3}/GdTiO{sub 3} heterostructures  

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We demonstrate charge modulation of over 10{sup 14}?cm{sup ?2} electrons in a two-dimensional electron gas formed in SrTiO{sub 3}/GdTiO{sub 3} inverted heterostructure field-effect transistors. Increased charge modulation was achieved by reducing the effect of interfacial region capacitances through thick SrTiO{sub 3} cap layers. Transport and device characteristics of the heterostructure field-effect transistors were found to match a long channel field effect transistor model. SrTiO{sub 3} impurity doped metalsemiconductor field effect transistors were also demonstrated with excellent pinch-off and current density exceeding prior reports. The work reported here provides a path towards oxide-based electronics with extreme charge modulation exceeding 10{sup 14}?cm{sup ?2}.

Boucherit, M.; Shoron, O.; Polchinski, C. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Jackson, C. A.; Cain, T. A.; Buffon, M. L. C.; Stemmer, S. [Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-5050 (United States); Rajan, S. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States)

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Magnetic ordering in the ammoniated fulleride (ND{sub 3})K{sub 3}C{sub 60}  

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Intercalation of C{sub 60} with alkali metals leads to superconducting compositions A{sub 3}C{sub 60} (A = alkali metal) with critical temperatures as high as 33 K, surpassed only by the high-{Tc} superconducting cuprates. It is well established that {Tc} increases monotonically with increasing interfullerene separation, d, as the density of states at the Fermi level, N({epsilon}{sub F}) increases. Of paramount importance is the search for new materials with larger lattice parameters in order to establish whether {Tc} can be driven to higher values or the anticipated band narrowing will lead to electron localization and a transition to a Mott insulator. Ammoniation has proven an excellent method to achieve large expansions of the fulleride unit cells, as neutral NH{sub 3} molecules coordinate to the alkali ions, leading to large effective radii for the (NH{sub 3}){sub x}A{sup +} species.

Prassides, K.; Margadonna, S.; Arcon, D.; Lappas, A.; Shimoda, Hideo; Iwasa, Yoshihiro

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Initial phases in sputter deposited HfO{sub 2}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanolaminate films  

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Nanolaminate films of crystalline HfO{sub 2} and amorphous Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} were grown by reactive sputter deposition on unheated fused SiO{sub 2} and the surface oxide of <111> Si. X-ray diffraction showed the amount of monoclinic (m) HfO{sub 2} decreased with decreasing HfO{sub 2} layer thickness, consistent with a finite crystal size effect. High resolution transmission electron microscopy of individual crystallites detected tetragonal (t) and orthorhombic (o) HfO{sub 2} as the initial phases formed. Whereas the t{yields}m transition is accomplished by a shear mechanism, we demonstrate the important role of polysynthetic twinning for the o{yields}m transition.

Hoppe, E. E.; Aita, C. R.; Gajdardziska-Josifovska, M. [Advanced Coatings Experimental Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 784, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 (United States); Department of Physics and Laboratory for Surface Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 (United States)

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Phase coexistence in the mixed crystal Rb[sub 1-x](NH[sub 4])[sub x]H[sub 2]AsO[sub 4  

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A study of the coexistence phenomenon in mixed crystals of rubidium ammonium dihydrogen arsenate has been done. Coexistence in this study refers to the simultaneous presence of ferroelectric and proton glass phases as temperature is lowered below the ferroelectric phase transition temperature T[sub c]. Such coexistence is found to exist in these mixed crystals only for small ammonium concentrations. The results show that coexistence exists for lower ammonium concentration than previously suggested. A study was also done on crystals with larger ammonium concentrations that show pure proton glass behavior and the results compared with the coexistence phenomenon. Dielectric, spontaneous polarization and nuclear magnetic resonance experiments on mixed crystals with small ammonium concentrations show that at low temperatures there exists intimate coexistence of ferroelectric clusters with proton glass clusters below the glass transition temperature T[sub g]. In the proton glass phase, it is observed that a spread of relaxation times due to the creation and annihilation of HAsO[sub 4] and H[sub 3]AsO[sub 4] pairs as they diffuse through the crystal. Spin lattice relaxation times for the acid deuterons in a 10% ammoniated sample show a broad T[sub 1] minimum near the glass transition temperature which is characteristic of proton glasses. Field-cooling experiments were also done on the pure proton glass. The results are consistent with dielectric measurements, but the remanent polarization was found to be extremely small. This polarization was found to depend on the rate of heating and cooling the sample while performing the experiment.

Pinto, N.J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermally-driven H interaction with HfO{sub 2} films deposited on Ge(100) and Si(100)  

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In the present work, we investigated the thermally-driven H incorporation in HfO{sub 2} films deposited on Si and Ge substrates. Two regimes for deuterium (D) uptake were identified, attributed to D bonded near the HfO{sub 2}/substrate interface region (at 300?C) and through the whole HfO{sub 2} layer (400600?C). Films deposited on Si presented higher D amounts for all investigated temperatures, as well as, a higher resistance for D desorption. Moreover, HfO{sub 2} films underwent structural changes during annealings, influencing D incorporation. The semiconductor substrate plays a key role in this process.

Soares, G. V., E-mail: gabriel.soares@ufrgs.br; Feij, T. O. [Instituto de Fsica, UFRGS, Porto Alegre 91509-900 (Brazil); Baumvol, I. J. R. [Instituto de Fsica, UFRGS, Porto Alegre 91509-900 (Brazil); Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul 95070-560 (Brazil); Aguzzoli, C. [Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul 95070-560 (Brazil); Krug, C. [Instituto de Fsica, UFRGS, Porto Alegre 91509-900 (Brazil); CEITEC S.A., Porto Alegre 91550-000 (Brazil); Radtke, C. [Instituto de Qumica, UFRGS, Porto Alegre 91509-900 (Brazil)

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Centrality and pseudorapidity dependence of charged hadron production at intermediate p{sub T} in Au+Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 130 GeV  

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We present STAR measurements of charged hadron production as a function of centrality in Au + Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 130 GeV. The measurements cover a phase space region of 0.2 < p{sub T} < 6.0 GeV/c in transverse momentum and -1 < {eta} < 1 in pseudorapidity. Inclusive transverse momentum distributions of charged hadrons in the pseudorapidity region 0.5 < |{eta}| < 1 are reported and compared to our previously published results for |{eta}| < 0.5. No significant difference is seen for inclusive p{sub T} distributions of charged hadrons in these two pseudorapidity bins. We measured dN/d{eta} distributions and truncated mean p{sub T} in a region of p{sub T} > p{sub T}{sup cut}, and studied the results in the framework of participant and binary scaling. No clear evidence is observed for participant scaling of charged hadron yield in the measured p{sub T} region. The relative importance of hard scattering process is investigated through binary scaling fraction of particle production.

Adams, J.; Aggarwal, M.M.; Ahammed, Z.; Amonett, J.; Anderson, B.D.; Arkhipkin, D.; Averichev, G.S.; Bai, Y.; Balewski, J.; Barannikova, O.; Barnby, L.S.; Baudot, J.; Bekele, S.; Belaga, V.V.; Bellwied, R.; Berger, J.; Bezverkhny, B.I.; Bharadwaj, S.; Bhatia, V.S.; Bichsel, H.; Billmeier, A.; Bland, L.C.; Blyth, C.O.; Bonner, B.E.; Botje, M.; Boucham, A.; Brandin, A.; Bravar, A.; Bystersky, M.; Cadman, R.V.; Cai, X.Z.; Caines, H.; Calderon de la Barca Sanchez, M.; Carroll, J.; Castillo, J.; Cebra, D.; Chaloupka, P.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Chen, H.F.; Chen, Y.; Cheng, J.; Cherney, M.; Chikanian, A.; Christie, W.; Coffin, J.P.; Cormier, T.M.; Cramer, J.G.; Crawford, H.J.; Das, D.; Das, S.; de Moura, M.M.; Derevschikov, A.A.; Didenko, L.; Dietel, T.; Dong, W.J.; Dong, X.; Draper, J.E.; Du, F.; Dubey, A.K.; Dunin, V.B.; Dunlop, J.C.; Dutta Mazumdar, M.R.; Eckardt, V.; Edwards, W.R.; Efimov, L.G.; Emelianov, V.; Engelage, J.; Eppley, G.; Erazmus, B.; Estienne, M.; Fachini, P.; Faivre, J.; Fatemi, R.; Fedorisin, J.; Filimonov, K.; Filip, P.; Finch, E.; Fine, V.; Fisyak, Y.; Foley, K.J.; Fomenko, K.; Fu, J.; Gagliardi, C.A.; Gans, J.; Ganti, M.S.; Gaudichet, L.; Geurts, F.; Ghazikhanian, V.; Ghosh, P.; Gonzalez, J.E.; Grachov, O.; Grebenyuk, O.; Grosnick, D.; Guertin, S.M.; Gupta, A.; Gutierrez, T.D.; Hallman, T.J.; Hamed, A.; Hardtke, D.; Harris, J.W.; Heinz, M.; Henry, T.W.; Heppelmann, S.; Hippolyte, B.; Hirsch, A.; Hjort, E.; Hoffmann, G.W.; Huang, H.Z.; Huang, S.L.; Hughes, E.W.; Humanic, T.J.; Igo, G.; Ishihara, A.; Jacobs, P.; Jacobs, W.W.; Janik, M.; Jiang, H.; Jones, P.G.; Judd, E.G.; Kabana, S.; Kang, K.; Kaplan, M.; Keane, D.; Khodyrev, V.Yu; Kiryluk, J.; Kisiel, A.; Kislov, E.M.; Klay, J.; Klein, S.R.; Klyachko, A.; Koetke, D.D.; Kollegger, T.; Kopytine, M.; Kotchenda, L.; Kramer, M.; Kravtsov, P.; Kravtsov, V.I.; Krueger, K.; Kuhn, C.; Kulikov, A.I.; Kumar, A.; Kunz, C.L.; Kutuev, R.Kh.; Kuznetsov, A.A.; Lamont, M.A.C.; et al.

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FFATA sub reporting data model_draft_100715.xls | Department...  

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FFATA sub reporting data modeldraft100715.xls FFATA sub reporting data modeldraft100715.xls FFATA sub reporting data modeldraft100715.xls More Documents & Publications...

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Site occupancy and cation binding states in reduced polycrystalline Sr{sub x}Ba{sub 1?x}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 6}  

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Site occupancy and cation binding states in the proposed thermoelectric n-type oxide Sr{sub x}Ba{sub 1?x}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 6} (SBN100x) were investigated using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Sr 3d XPS spectra from unreduced polycrystalline SBN100x with various compositions contained two distinct spin-orbit doublets corresponding to Sr occupying either A1 or A2 positions in the SBN lattice; the higher binding energy state was associated with Sr ions at A2 sites, presumably due to their increased coordination over Sr at A1 sites. To gain insight into optimizing the thermoelectric properties of reduced SBN, sintered SBN50 specimens were reduced in Ar/H{sub 2} or N{sub 2}/H{sub 2} ambient. A decrease in the average Nb valence was observed in Nb 3d photoemission through the growth of low-binding energy components after reduction in either environment; evidence of surface NbN formation was apparent with longer reducing times in N{sub 2}/H{sub 2}. Both the single-component Ba 3d emission and the A2 component of the Sr 3d spectra show shifting to lower binding energy as the reduction time is increased, supporting the hypothesis of preferential oxygen vacancy formation adjacent to A2 sites. X-ray diffraction patterns revealed the formation of NbO{sub 2} in both reducing environments; in the case of extended reduction in N{sub 2}/H{sub 2}, NbO{sub 2} is gradually converted to NbN phases. Given the known properties of metallic NbN and semiconducting NbO{sub 2}, the findings obtained here may be used to maximize the thermoelectric performance of SBN via the fabrication of composite structures containing both NbO{sub 2} and NbN.

Dandeneau, Christopher S., E-mail: dandec@u.washington.edu; Yang, YiHsun; Ohuchi, Fumio S. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Krueger, Benjamin W.; Olmstead, Marjorie A. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Bordia, Rajendra K. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634 (United States)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634 (United States)

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Refinement of the crystal structure of the high-temperature phase G{sub 0} in (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}WO{sub 2}F{sub 4} (powder, X-ray, and neutron scattering)  

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The (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}WO{sub 2}F{sub 4} compound undergoes a series of phase transitions: G{sub 0} {yields} 201, K {yields} G{sub 1} {yields} 160, and K {yields} G{sub 2}, with a significant change in entropy ({Delta}S{sub 1} {approx} Rln10 at the G{sub 0} {yields} G{sub 1} transition), which indicates significant orientational disordering in the G{sub 0} phase and the order-disorder type of the phase transition. X-ray diffraction is used to identify the crystal structure of the G{sub 0} phase as rhombohedral (sp. gr. Cmcm, Z = 4), determine the lattice parameters and the positions of all atoms (except hydrogen), and show that [WO{sub 2}F{sub 4}]{sup 2-} ions can form a superposition of dynamic and static orientational disorders in the anionic sublattice. A determination of the orientational position of [NH{sub 4}]{sup +} ions calls for the combined method of elastic and inelastic neutron scattering. Inelastic neutron scattering is used to determine the state of hindered rotation for ammonium ions in the G{sub 0} phase. Powder neutron diffraction shows that the orientational disorder of NH{sub 4} ions can adequately be described within the free-rotation approximation.

Novak, D. M., E-mail: dmn@nf.jinr.ru; Smirnov, L. S. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Frank Neutron Physics Laboratory (Russian Federation)] [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Frank Neutron Physics Laboratory (Russian Federation); Kolesnikov, A. I. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Neutron Scattering Sciences Division (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Neutron Scattering Sciences Division (United States); Voronin, V. I.; Berger, I. F. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Branch (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Branch (Russian Federation); Laptash, N. M. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Far Eastern Branch (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Far Eastern Branch (Russian Federation); Vasil'ev, A. D.; Flerov, I. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kirensky Institute of Physics, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kirensky Institute of Physics, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)

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Western Regional Partnership Overview  

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

Regional Partnership Overview Regional Partnership Overview June 2013 Briefing Overview  WRP Background  Importance of Region  WRP Tribal Relations Committee  WRP Energy Committee WRP Region's Uniqueness  5 states stretching from the Great Plains to the Pacific Ocean  Diverse terrain ranging from desert valleys to forested mountains  Significant State Trust Landholdings  Approximately 188 Federally recognized Tribes  Significant amounts of Federally managed land  According to GSA 2004 study, WRP states range from 41.8% - 84.5% of total state land WRP Region's Importance to DoD  Extensive Training Ranges  Interconnected ground/air ranges provide unmatched warfighter training opportunities

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Synchrotron-based far infrared study of the rotation-vibration-inversion spectrum of silacyclobutane below 500 cm{sup ?1}: The ?{sub 29} and ?{sub 30} bands  

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Fourier transform spectra of the four-membered heterocycle silacyclobutane (c-C{sub 3}H{sub 8}Si) were recorded in the far infrared region from 100 to 500 cm{sup ?1} with a maximum resolution of 0.000959 cm{sup ?1} using synchrotron radiation from the Canadian Light Source. The two fundamental bands observed in this region correspond to motions best described as the out-of-plane modes related to ring puckering (?{sub 30}) at ?158 cm{sup ?1} and SiH{sub 2} rocking (?{sub 29}) at ?410 cm{sup ?1}. Both bands exhibit complex, dense spectral patterns that arise from ring inversion tunneling of the puckered SCB ring through a planar (C{sub 2v}) intermediate configuration. Analysis of these patterns revealed rotation-vibration transitions between states of the same inversion symmetry as well as rotation-vibration-inversion transitions that connect states of different inversion symmetry. Infrared ground state combination differences from 1871 pairs of P and R branch transitions were used to accurately determine the spectroscopic parameters for the tunneling-doubled ground state based on a broad range of quantum levels. With the ground state energy levels well-determined, 8255 infrared transitions were assigned and analyzed to derive the band centers, rotational and centrifugal distortion constants for the inversion split ?{sub 29} and ?{sub 30} vibrational states. Comparison with the band centers predicted via DFT (B3LYP) and MP2 calculations [6-311++G(2d,2p)] suggests that anharmonic corrections found via perturbation theory typically agree within 2% when compared with the observed spectrum of SCB.

Chen, Ziqiu; Wijngaarden, Jennifer van, E-mail: vanwijng@cc.umanitoba.ca [Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada)

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Regional Comparisons, Spatial Aggregation,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Regional Regional Comparisons, Spatial Aggregation, and Asymmetry of Price Pass-Through in U.S. Gasoline Markets MICHAEL YE*, JOHN ZYREN**, JOANNE SHORE**, AND MICHAEL BURDETTE** Abstract Spot to retail price pass-through behavior of the U.S. gasoline market was investigated at the national and regional levels, using weekly wholesale and retail motor gasoline prices from January 2000 to the present. Asymmetric pass-through was found across all regions, with faster pass-through when prices are rising. Pass-through patterns, in terms of speed and time for completion, were found to vary from region to region. Spatial aggregation was investigated at the national level and the East Coast with the aggregated cumulative pass-through being greater than the volume-weighted regional pass-through when spot prices increase. These results are useful to the petroleum industry, consumers,

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Nanocrystalline Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3} particles: Effects of N{sub 2} annealing on microstructure and near-infrared shielding characteristics  

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In order to further improve the near-infrared shielding properties of cesium tungsten bronze (Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3}) for solar filter applications, Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3} particles were prepared by solvothermal reaction method and the effects of nitrogen annealing on the microstructure and near-infrared shielding properties of Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3} were investigated. The obtained Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3} samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and spectrophotometer. The results indicate that nanosheet-like Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3} particles with hexagonal structure began to transform into nanorods after annealed at temperature higher than 600 C. The near-infrared shielding properties of Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3} particles could be further improved by N{sub 2} annealing at 500700 C. Particularly, the 500 C-annealed Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3} samples in the N{sub 2} atmosphere showed best near-infrared shielding properties. It was suggested that the excellent near-infrared shielding ability of the 500 C-annealed Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3} samples is correlated with its minimum O/W atomic ratio and most oxygen vacancies. Highlights: N{sub 2} annealing could further improve the near-infrared (NIR) shielding of Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3}. Effects of N{sub 2} annealing on microstructure and NIR shielding of Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3} were studied. The 500 C-N{sub 2}-annealed Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3} exhibited minimum O/W ratio and most oxygen vacancies. The 500 C-N{sub 2}-annealed Cs{sub x}WO{sub 3} particles exhibited best NIR shielding properties.

Liu, Jing-Xiao, E-mail: drliu-shi@dlpu.edu.cn [School of Textile and Material Engineering, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034 (China); Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Material, Tohoku University, Sendai, 980-8577,Japan (Japan); Shi, Fei; Dong, Xiao-Li; Xu, Qiang [School of Textile and Material Engineering, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034 (China); Yin, Shu; Sato, Tsugio [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Material, Tohoku University, Sendai, 980-8577,Japan (Japan)

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Growth and crystal structure of binary molybdate CsFe(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}  

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CsFe(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2} single crystals have been grown by solution-melt crystallization with a charge-to-solvent ratio of 1: 3 (with Cs{sub 2}Mo{sub 3}O{sub 10} used as a solvent). The crystal structure of this compound has been refined by X-ray diffraction (X8 APEX automatic diffractometer, MoK{sub {alpha}} radiation, 356 F(hkl), R = 0.0178). The trigonal unit cell has the following parameters: a = b = 5.6051(2) A, c = 8.0118(4) A, V = 217.985(15) A{sup 3}, Z = 1, {rho}{sub calc} = 3.875 g/cm{sup 3}, and sp. gr. P3-barm1. The structure is composed of alternating layers of FeO{sub 6} octahedra (with MoO{sub 4} tetrahedra attached by sharing vertices) and CsO{sub 12} icosahedra.

Bazarov, B. G., E-mail: jbaz@binm.bscnet.ru; Namsaraeva, T. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Baikal Institute of Nature Management, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Klevtsova, R. F., E-mail: klev@che.nsk.su; Anshits, A. G. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Vereshchagina, T. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Glinskaya, L. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Fedorov, K. N.; Bazarova, Zh. G. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Baikal Institute of Nature Management, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)

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Regional Climate Modeling: Progress, Challenges, and Prospects  

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Regional climate modeling with regional climate models (RCMs) has matured over the past decade and allows for meaningful utilization in a broad spectrum of applications. In this paper, latest progresses in regional climate modeling studies are reviewed, including RCM development, applications of RCMs to dynamical downscaling for climate change assessment, seasonal climate predictions and climate process studies, and the study of regional climate predictability. Challenges and potential directions of future research in this important area are discussed, with the focus on those to which less attention has been given previously, such as the importance of ensemble simulations, further development and improvement of regional climate modeling approach, modeling extreme climate events and sub-daily variation of clouds and precipitation, model evaluation and diagnostics, applications of RCMs to climate process studies and seasonal predictions, and development of regional earth system models. It is believed that with both the demonstrated credibility of RCMs capability in reproducing not only monthly to seasonal mean climate and interannual variability but also the extreme climate events when driven by good quality reanalysis and the continuous improvements in the skill of global general circulation models (GCMs) in simulating large-scale atmospheric circulation, regional climate modeling will remain an important dynamical downscaling tool for providing the needed information for assessing climate change impacts and seasonal climate predictions, and a powerful tool for improving our understanding of regional climate processes. An internationally coordinated effort can be developed with different focuses by different groups to advance regional climate modeling studies. It is also recognized that since the final quality of the results from nested RCMs depends in part on the realism of the large-scale forcing provided by GCMs, the reduction of errors and improvement in physics parameterizations in both GCMs and RCMs remain a priority for climate modeling community.

Wang, Yuqing; Leung, Lai R.; McGregor, John L.; Lee, Dong-Kyou; Wang, Wei-Chyung; Ding, Yihui; Kimura, Fujio

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sub-Saharan Africa-KITE Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Saharan Africa-KITE Activities Saharan Africa-KITE Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Sub-Saharan Africa-KITE Activities Agency/Company /Organization Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Conventional Energy, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Finance, Co-benefits assessment, Implementation, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://kiteonline.net/index.ph UN Region "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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Sub-barrier capture with quantum diffusion approach  

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With the quantum diffusion approach the behavior of capture cross sections and mean-square angular momenta of captured systems are revealed in the reactions with deformed and spherical nuclei at sub-barrier energies. With decreasing bombarding energy under the barrier the external turning point of the nucleus-nucleus potential leaves the region of short-range nuclear interaction and action of friction. Because of this change of the regime of interaction, an unexpected enhancement of the capture cross section is found at bombarding energies far below the Coulomb barrier. This effect is shown its worth in the dependence of mean-square angular momentum on the bombarding energy. From the comparison of calculated capture cross sections and experimental capture or fusion cross sections the importance of quasifission near the entrance channel is demonstrated for the actinidebased reactions and reactions with medium-heavy nuclei at extreme sub-barrier energies.

V. V. Sargsyan; R. A. Kuzyakin; G. G. Adamian; N. V. Antonenko; W. Scheid; H. Q. Zhang

2011-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic sub-transmission substation expansion planning using learning automata  

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This paper presents a new method to solve the dynamic sub-transmission substation expansion planning (SSEP) in electric power distribution networks. The method employs a new algorithm based on learning automata for optimization process. The developed algorithm includes different electrical constraints such as voltage drops, thermal limits, power flow and radial flow constraints. Moreover, prevalent cost indices are taken into consideration. The proposed method is used to solve the dynamic SSEP for Birjand city, center of South-Khorasan province of Iran, up to the year 2024. In addition, effects of the dynamic and pseudo-dynamic planning models are investigated at the study region and the obtained results are compared to those of genetic algorithm. Detailed numerical results and comparisons presented in the paper show that the proposed approach leads to proper solutions and can be used as an effective tool for the dynamic sub-transmission substation expansion planning in an actual large scale distribution network.

Seyed Mahdi Mazhari; Hassan Monsef

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sub-Pixel Response Measurement of Near-Infrared Sensors  

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Wide-field survey instruments are used to efficiently observe large regions of the sky. To achieve the necessary field of view, and to provide a higher signal-to-noise ratio for faint sources, many modern instruments are undersampled. However, precision photometry with undersampled imagers requires a detailed understanding of the sensitivity variations on a scale much smaller than a pixel. To address this, a near-infrared spot projection system has been developed to precisely characterize near-infrared focal plane arrays and to study the effect of sub-pixel non uniformity on precision photometry. Measurements of large format near-infrared detectors demonstrate the power of this system for understanding sub-pixel response.

N. Barron; M. Borysow; K. Beyerlein; M. Brown; C. Weaverdyck; W. Lorenzon; M. Schubnell; G. Tarle; A. Tomasch

2006-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Mercury oxidation over the V{sub 2}O{sub 5}(WO{sub 3})/TiO{sub 2} commercial SCR catalyst  

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Mercury oxidation by hydrochloric acid over the V{sub 2}O{sub 5}(WO{sub 3})/TiO{sub 2} commercial SCR catalyst was investigated. Both fresh and aged catalysts with honeycomb structure, which were exposed to a coal combustion flue gas in a coal-fired boiler for over 71 000 h. were examined. The aged catalysts were characterized by X-ray and SEM-EDX analysis to examine the presence of ash deposition on the surface. The mercury oxidation rate was enhanced by increasing HCl concentrations and inhibited strongly by the presence of NH{sub 3}. This behavior could be explained by a kinetic model assuming that HCl competes for the catalyst active sites against NH{sub 3}. As the catalyst operation time increased, the mercury oxidation rate was observed to decrease considerably in the presence of NH{sub 3} while NO reduction rate was apparently nearly unchanged. By examining aged catalysts, deposits stemming from fly ash and SO{sub 2}/SO{sub 3} were observed to accumulate continuously on the catalyst surface. The ash deposited on the surface may partially block the active catalyst sites and decrease their number. The decrease of the number of active sites on the catalyst surface caused NH{sub 3} to remain unreacted in the honeycomb catalyst. The decrease of the Hg{sup 0} oxidation rate was caused by the inhibition effect of NH{sub 3} remaining in the catalyst.

Kamata, H.; Ueno, S.; Naito, T.; Yukimura, A [IHI Corp, Kanagawa (Japan)

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Alkali/TX sub 2 catalysts for CO/H sub 2 conversion to C sub 1 -C sub 4 alcohols  

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The objective of this research is to investigate and develop novel catalysts for the conversion of coal-derived synthesis gas into C{sub 1}--C{sub 4} alcohols by a highly selective process. Therefore, the variations of catalyst activity and selectivity for the synthesis of alcohols from H{sub 2}/CO {le}1 synthesis gas for a series of A/TX{sub 2} compounds, where A is a surface alkali dopant, T is a transition metal, and X is a S, Se, or Te, will be determined. The alkali component A, which is essential for C-O and C-C bond forming reactions leading to alcohols, will be highly dispersed on the TX{sub 2} surfaces by using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and chemical complexation/anchoring (CCA) methods. Catalysts that have been prepared during this quarter include RuS{sub 2}, NbS{sub 2}, K/MoS{sub 2}, and K/Crown either/MoS{sub 2}. Catalysts tested include KOH/MoS{sub 2} and K/Crown ether/MoS{sub 2}. 9 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

Klier, K.; Herman, R.G.; Brimer, A.; Richards, M.; Kieke, M.; Bastian, R.D.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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.

Ma, X.; Zhai, H.; Fang, F.; Lpke, 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

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Oxygen reduction at a stabilized zirconia interface with Y[sub 1-x]Ca[sub x]MnO[sub 3] or La[sub 1-x]Sr[sub x]MnO[sub 3] cathode materials  

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Impedance spectroscopy, combined with an unbonded interface cell, has been used to assess oxygen reduction behavior at interfaces between an yttria-stabilized zirconia electrolyte and perovskite or platinum cathode materials. Intrinsic oxygen reduction specific activities of Y[sub 1-x]Ca[sub x]MnO[sub 3] (x = 0.5, 0.6 and 0.7) and La[sub 1-x]Sr[sub x]MnO[sub 3] (x = 0.1 and 0.3) were determined as a function of temperature and oxygen partial pressure, independent of the interface morphology. The overall cathodic interfacial polarization consists of two or more fundamental processes. In the temperature range of 900--1000C and in air, the operating conditions for a solid oxide fuel cell, charge transfer and oxygen dissociation processes were approximately equivalent relative to the overall oxygen reduction kinetics.

Youngblood, G.E.; Pederson, L.R.; Bates, J.L. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Rupaal, A.S. (Western Washington Univ., Bellingham, WA (United States))

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxygen reduction at a stabilized zirconia interface with Y{sub 1-x}Ca{sub x}MnO{sub 3} or La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}MnO{sub 3} cathode materials  

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Impedance spectroscopy, combined with an unbonded interface cell, has been used to assess oxygen reduction behavior at interfaces between an yttria-stabilized zirconia electrolyte and perovskite or platinum cathode materials. Intrinsic oxygen reduction specific activities of Y{sub 1-x}Ca{sub x}MnO{sub 3} (x = 0.5, 0.6 and 0.7) and La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}MnO{sub 3} (x = 0.1 and 0.3) were determined as a function of temperature and oxygen partial pressure, independent of the interface morphology. The overall cathodic interfacial polarization consists of two or more fundamental processes. In the temperature range of 900--1000C and in air, the operating conditions for a solid oxide fuel cell, charge transfer and oxygen dissociation processes were approximately equivalent relative to the overall oxygen reduction kinetics.

Youngblood, G.E.; Pederson, L.R.; Bates, J.L. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Rupaal, A.S. [Western Washington Univ., Bellingham, WA (United States)

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning from local image regions  

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of-plane rotation of a teapot (data from [77], sub-sampledof-plane rotation of a teapot (data from [23], sub-sampledsampled from of physical a teapot the ground truth images;

Dollr, Piotr

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal structure refinement for Cs/sub 3/NpO/sub 2/Cl/sub 4/  

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Diffractometry has been used with monochromatic Mo K/sub /alpha// radiation, /Theta//2/Theta/ method, full-matrix least-squares refinement in the anisotropic approximation, spherical single crystal 0.21 mm in diameter, and R factor on all 1570 reflections 0.028 in a refinement of the crystal structure for Cs/sub 3/NpO/sub 2/Cl/sub 4/. The compound is monoclinic: a = 1.5435 (6), b = 1.2796 (5), c = 0.7306 (3) nm, /gamma/ = 117.23 (5)/degree/, space group B2/b. Bond lengths: Np-20 0.1828 (5), Np-Cl/sub 1/ 0.2759 (3), Np-Cl/sub 2/ 0.2758(3). The Np-O bond characteristics have been compared for NpO/sub 2//sup 2+/ and NpO/sub 2//sup +/. It is concluded that there is marked reduction in the interaction between the equatorial and axial bonds in NpO/sup +//sub 2/ by comparison with NpO/sub 2//sup 2+/.

Lychev, A.A.; Mashirov, L.G; Smolin, Yu.I.; Shepelev, Yu.F.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of K doping on structural and superconducting properties of Bi{sub 1.5}Pb{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 1.8}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+?} compounds  

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Two kinds of potassium doped Bi(Pb)2212 samples are used to investigate the effect of doping the Bi(Pb)2212 ((Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8}) phase by potassium (K): In the first one K is substituted on the Sr site; In the second one K is added. Using the solid state method reaction samples of Bi{sub 1.5}Pb{sub 0.5}(Sr{sub 1.8?x}K{sub x})CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+d} and Bi{sub 1.5}Pb{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 1.8}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+d}K{sub x} (0 ? x? 0.05) have been prepared from powders of carbonates and primary oxides having purity over 99%. The samples have been characterized by X ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and resistivity versus temperature measurements. Results show how the kind and the rate of doping by potassium affects the structural and transport properties of Bi(Pb)2212 phase.

Belala, K; Mosbah, M. F. [Material Sciences and Applications Research Unit, Physics Department, Constantine 1 University, B.P. 325 Route d'Ain El Bey, 25017 Constantine (Algeria)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication and crystal line patterning of Li{sub 1.3}Al{sub 0.3}Ti{sub 1.7}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3} ion conductive glass by Ni atom heat processing method  

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Li{sub 1.3}Al{sub 0.3}Ti{sub 1.7}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3} conductive crystal lines composed of closely compacted fine particles were patterned on the surface of 13.9Li{sub 2}O-8.9Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-37.6TiO{sub 2}-38.6P{sub 2}O{sub 5}-1NiO (mol %) precursor glass by a continuous wave Yb fiber laser irradiation ({lambda}=1078 nm) using the nickel atom heat processing method. Homogeneous and smooth crystal lines with a uniform width of 30 {mu}m were obtained with a laser power of 1.3 W. The Li{sup +} ion conductivity of the laser patterned glass was about two orders of magnitude higher than that of the glass matrix due to the formation of Li{sub 1.3}Al{sub 0.3}Ti{sub 1.7}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3} conductive crystalline phase by Yb fiber laser irradiation.

Pang, Maolin; Suzuki, Ryota; Saito, Makoto; Machida, Ken-ichi; Hanzawa, Hiromasa; Nojiri, Yoshihiro; Tanase, Shigeo [Center for Advanced Science and Innovation, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka Univeristy, 1-3 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531 (Japan); Research Institute for Ubiquitous Energy Devices, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Kansai Center, 1-8-31 Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577 (Japan)

2008-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion resistance of artificial passivation films of Fe[sub 2]O[sub 3]-Cr[sub 2]O[sub 3]-NiO formed by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition  

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A series of thin Fe[sub 2]O[sub 3]-Cr[sub 2]O[sub 3]-NiO films were formed on Pt by an MOCVD technique using Fe(III), Cr(III), and Ni(II) acetylacetonate. The corrosion resistance of the films was examined in H[sub 2]SO[sub 4] and HCl by measuring the film thickness using ellipsometry and the chemical analysis of test solutions with ICPS. The dissolution rate of Fe[sub 2]O[sub 3]-Cr[sub 2]O[sub 3] composite films decreases exponentially with an increase in the cationic mass fraction of Cr[sup 3+] ions, X[sub Cr], of the films, and at the values of X[sub Cr] larger than 0.7 it becomes two orders of magnitude lower than that of Fe[sub 2]O[sub 3] films. The same type of changes in the dissolution rate with X[sub Cr] was observed for the NiO-Cr[sub 2]O[sub 3] composite films. Therefore, the addition of Cr[sub 2]O[sub 3] to Fe[sub 2]O[sub 3] and NiO films effectively improves the corrosion resistance. The addition of NiO to Fe[sub 2]O[sub 3]-Cr[sub 2]O[sub 3] composite films containing an adequate amount of Cr[sub 2]O[sub 3] does not bring an effective improvement in corrosion resistance. Therefore, the corrosion resistance of Fe[sub 2]O[sub 3]-Cr[sub 2]O[sub 3]-NiO composite films is determined primarily by the Cr[sub 2]O[sub 3] content of the films.

Sugimoto, Katsuhisa; Seto, Masahiro; Tanaka, Shigeaki; Hara, Nobuyoshi (Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Dept. of Metallurgy)

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrothermal synthesis and crystal structure of a new inorganic/organic hybrid of scandium sulfate: (H{sub 2}en)Sc{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 4}.(H{sub 2}O){sub 0.72}  

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The first organically templated layered structure of scandium sulfate, (H{sub 2}en)Sc{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 4}.(H{sub 2}O){sub 0.72}, (en=ethylenediamine) was synthesized by a hydrothermal method and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. In the title compound, scandium ions are bridged by sulfate groups with a ratio of 1:2 into a 4{sub 3}{sup 6} layer structure. These layers are parallel packed and separated from each other by ethylenediammonium dications and water molecules. The title compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2/c, with cell parameters a=8.5966(13)A, b=5.1068(8)A, c=18.847(3)A, {beta}=91.210(3){sup o}, V=827.2(2)A{sup 3} and Z=2. Refinement gave R{sub 1}[I>2{sigma}(I)]=0.0354 and wR{sub 2}[I>2{sigma}(I)]=0.0878. Thermogravimetric analysis indicates that this material is thermally stable to above 400 deg. C.

Lu Jianjiang [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)]. E-mail: j.lu@anl.gov; Schlueter, John A. [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Geiser, Urs [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal Chemistry and /sup 237/Np Mossbauer resonance phase study of A/sub 2/(AnO/sub 2/)/sub 2/V/sub 2/O/sub 8/  

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Neptunium carnotite K/sub 2/(NpO/sub 2/)/sub 2/V/sub 2/O/sub 8/ and its Rb and T1 analogues have been synthesized using direct reaction between neptunyl nitrate and K, Rb or T1 metavanadate. The X-ray diffraction spectra of A/sub 2/(NpO/sub 2/)/sub 2/V/sub 2/O/sub 8/ are indexed in the monoclinic system by analogy to the uranium carnotite-like material. The Np phases are thermally much less stable than are the U phases. The /sup 237/Np Mossbauer spectra indicate strong quadrupolar interactions and isomer shift values among the most positive of the hexavalent neptunium compounds.

Tabuteau, A.; Jove, J.; Payes, M.; Thevenin, T.; Xang, H.X.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of optical parameters of the Se-As chalcogenide semiconductor system containing EuF{sub 3} impurities  

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Optical properties of chalcogenide vitreous semiconductors of composition Se{sub 95}As{sub 5} containing different amounts of rare-earth metal fluorides (EuF{sub 3}) are studied, and, on this basis, the fundamental parameters, such as the refractive index and extinction coefficient, are determined. The dependences of these parameters on the content of EuF{sub 3} molecules are nonmonotonic: the low content (below 0.25 at %) aids in decreasing the parameters, whereas the high content tends to increase them. From the analysis of the results with consideration for the structural features of chalcogenide vitreous semiconductors of the Se{sub 95}As{sub 5} system (the presence of ordered high-coordinated microregions separated from each other by regions with a lower atomic density), it is concluded that the optical properties of the chalcogenide vitreous semiconductor system under study can be described in the context of Penn's model.

Isayev, A. I.; Mekhtiyeva, S. I.; Garibova, S. N., E-mail: sgaribova@rambler.ru; Alekperov, R. I.; Zeynalov, V. Z. [Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Abdullaev Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical properties of nanocrystalline WO{sub 3} and WO{sub 3-x} thin films prepared by DC magnetron sputtering  

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The optical properties of tungsten trioxide thin films prepared by DC magnetron sputtering, with different oxygen vacancy (V{sub o}) concentration, have been studied by spectrophotometry and photoluminescence (PL) emission spectroscopy. Absorption and PL spectra show that the films exhibit similar band gap energies, E{sub g} ? 2.9?eV. The absorption spectra of the films show two pronounced absorption bands in the near-infrared region. One peak (P1) is located at approximately 0.7?eV, independent of V{sub o} concentration. A second peak (P2) shifts from 0.96?eV to 1.16?eV with decreasing V{sub o} concentration. Peak P1 is assigned to polaron absorption due to transitions between tungsten sites (W{sup 5+}???W{sup 6+}), or an optical transition from a neutral vacancy state to the conduction band, V{sub o}{sup 0}???W{sup 6+}. The origin of peak P2 is more uncertain but may involve +1 and +2 charged vacancy sites. The PL spectra show several emission bands in the range 2.07 to 3.10?eV in the more sub-stoichiometric and 2.40 to 3.02?eV in the less sub-stoichiometric films. The low energy emission bands agree well with calculated optical transition energies of oxygen vacancy sites, with dominant contribution from neutral and singly charged vacancies in the less sub-stoichiometric films, and additional contributions from doubly charged vacancy sites in the more sub-stoichiometric films.

Johansson, Malin B., E-mail: majo4400@gmail.com; Niklasson, Gunnar A.; sterlund, Lars, E-mail: lars.osterlund@angstrom.uu.se [Division of Solid State Physics, Department of Engineering Sciences, The ngstrm Laboratory, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 534, SE-75121 Uppsala (Sweden); Zietz, Burkhard [Division of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The ngstrm Laboratory, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 523, SE-75120 Uppsala (Sweden)

2014-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} single crystals: Physical properties and mechanical behavior  

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The materials processing, physical properties and mechanical behavior of an ultra-high temperature structural silicide, Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3}, have been studied. High purity single crystals of Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} have been synthesized by both optical floating zone and Czochralski methods. The thermal and elastic properties of the MO{sub 5}Si{sub 3} single crystals were experimentally measured. Results show that Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} has significant thermal expansion anisotropy along the a and c directions with {alpha}{sub c}/{alpha}{sub a} = 2.2. Single crystal elastic moduli of Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} indicate that it has less elastic anisotropy and lower shear moduli than transition metal disilicides. Tensile stresses of up to 1.8 GPa can develop at grain boundaries after cooling from the melting point due to the thermal expansion mismatch in Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3}, causing grain boundary cracking during processing of polycrystals. Room temperature Vickers indentation tests on (100) and (001) planes have been performed with different indenter diagonal orientations. The orientation dependence of hardness and fracture toughness of Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} single crystals have been obtained. The corresponding deformation and fracture modes have been revealed by microscopy studies. A comparison of Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} with other high temperature structural silicides, e.g., C11{sub b} and C40 transition metal disilicides, is discussed.

Chu, F.; Thoma, D.J.; McClellan, K.J.; Peralta, P.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for synthesizing fine-grained phosphor powders of the type (RE.sub.1- Ln.sub.x)(P.sub.1-y V.sub.y)O.sub.4  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for generating well-crystallized photo- and cathodoluminescent oxide phosphor powders. The method of this invention uses hydrothermal synthesis and annealing to produce nearly monosized (RE.sub.1-x Ln.sub.x)(P.sub.1-y V.sub.y)O.sub.4 (Ln.dbd.Ce.fwdarw.Lu) phosphor grains with crystallite sizes from 0.04 to 5 .mu.m. Such phosphors find application in cathode-ray tube, flat-panel, and projection displays.

Phillips, Mark L. F. (83 Lagarto Rd., Tijeras, NM 87059)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Flux pinning and flux creep in neutron irradiated (Y,Gd)Ba sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub x  

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Powder samples of Y{sub 0.9}Gd{sub 0.1}Ba{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} were irradiated with mixed spectrum ({approximately}50% E<0.5eV, 50% E>0.5eV) neutrons with most interactions expected to occur at the Gd site. As a function of fluence the samples showed increased ({approximately}X3-X8) magnetically measured critical current densities J{sub c} at low fluences, falling off at the highest values. An analysis of magnetic relaxation data, which allows for a nonlinear pinning potential U vs J relationship, revealed substantial increases in U at constant J, indicating that the irradiation introduced more effective pinning centers than those originally present. 13 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Willis, J.O. (Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (United States) Superconductivity Research Lab., Tokyo (Japan)); Sickafus, K.E.; Peterson, D.E. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic properties of Co{sub 2?x}TM{sub x}C and Co{sub 3?x}TM{sub x}C nanoparticles  

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Using synthetic chemical approaches, it is now possible to synthesize transition metal carbides nanoparticles with morphology, where the transition metal layers are embedded with intervening layers of carbon atoms. A composite material consisting of Co{sub 2}C and Co{sub 3}C nanoparticles has been found to exhibit unusually large coercivity and energy product. Here, we demonstrate that the magnetic moments and the anisotropy can be further enhanced by using a combination of Co and other transition metals (TM). Our studies are based on mixed nanoparticles Co{sub 2?x}TM{sub x}C and Co{sub 3?x}TM{sub x}C, in which selected Co sites are replaced with 3d transition elements Cr, Mn, and Fe. The studies indicate that the replacement of Co by Fe results in an increase of both the magnetic moment and the magnetic anisotropy. In particular, CoFe{sub 2}C is shown to have an average spin moment of 2.56??{sub B} and a magnetic anisotropy of 0.353?meV/formula unit compared to 1.67??{sub B} and 0.206?meV/formula unit for the Co{sub 3}C. Detailed examination of the electronic structure shows that the limited hybridization of carbon p-states with transition metal d-states drives the larger anisotropy.

Qian, Meichun; Khanna, Shiv N., E-mail: snkhanna@vcu.edu [Department of Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284 (United States)

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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About Rocky Mountain Region  

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Rates About the Rocky Mountain Region RM Office The Platte River Power Authority in Colorado, Nebraska Public Power District, Kansas Electric Power Cooperative and Wyoming...

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Optical transitions in MnGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4}  

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The dependence of the absorption coefficient on incident photon energy in a MnGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} single crystal has been investigated in the temperature range 110-295 K. Using group-theory analysis of the electron state symmetry and comparison of the symmetry of the energy spectrum of MnGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} and its isoelectronic analogs, a conclusion about the character of optical transitions has been drawn. It is shown that the features observed at 2.31 and 2.45 eV are related to the intracenter transitions {sup 6}A{sub 1}{sup 1} {yields} {sup 4}T{sub 2}({sup 4}G) and {sup 6}A{sub 1}{sup 2} {yields} {sup 4}T{sub 2}({sup 4}G). The {sup 6}A{sub 1} state is split by the crystal field.

Tagiev, B. G.; Kerimova, T. G., E-mail: ktaira@physics.ab.az; Tagiev, O. B.; Asadullayeva, S. G.; Mamedova, I. A. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron interactions and Dirac fermions in graphene-Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} superlattices  

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Graphene based superlattices have been attracted worldwide interest due to the combined properties of the graphene Dirac cone feature and all kinds of advanced functional materials. In this work, we proposed a novel series of graphene-Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} superlattices based on the density functional theory calculations. We demonstrated the stability in terms of energy and lattice dynamics for such kind of artificial materials. The analysis of the electronic structures unravels the gap opening nature at Dirac cone of the insert graphene layer. The Dirac fermions in the graphene layers are strongly affected by the electron spin orbital coupling in the Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} layers. The present results show the possible application in phase-change data storage of such kind of superlattice materials, where the Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} layers exhibit as the phase-change data storage media and the graphene layer works as the electrode, probe, and heat conductor.

Sa, Baisheng [College of Materials, and Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Sun, Zhimei, E-mail: zmsun@buaa.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, and Center for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, International Research Institute for Multidisciplinary Science, Beihang University, Beijing 100191 (China)

2014-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric chemistry of HFC-134a. Kinetic and mechanistic study of the CF[sub 3]CFHO[sub 2] + HO[sub 2] reaction  

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Rate constant measurements for the title reaction and for F + CF[sub 3]CFH[sub 2] are reported over the 210-363 K temperature range. Reacting mixtures of CF[sub 3]CFHO[sub 2] and HO[sub 2] radicals are created by the flash photolysis of F[sub 2] in the presence of HFC-134a (CF[sub 3]CFH[sub 2]), H[sub 2], and O[sub 2] and are probed by time-resolved UV absorption spectroscopy. The deconvolution of spectra taken at various delay times provides concentration versus time profiles for the respective radical species. A comparison of the initial CF[sub 3]CFHO[sub 2] and HO[sub 2] concentrations yields a relative rate determination of k[sub 1] = (9.8[sub [minus]5][sup +9]) x 10[sup [minus]11]e[sup (1130[+-]190)/T] cm[sup 3] s[sup [minus]1] for the F + CF[sub 3]CFH[sub 2] rate constant. A simultaneous fit of the radical decay curves to a mechanism containing the known HO[sub 2] self-reaction kinetics, the previously determined CF[sub 3]CFHO[sub 2] self-reaction mechanism, and a cross reaction between these species yields a rate constant of k[sub 7] = (1.8[sub [minus]1.0][sup +2.4]) x 10[sup [minus]13]e[sup (910[+-]220)/T] cm[sup 3] s[sup [minus]1] for the HO[sub 2] + CF[sub 3]CFHO[sub 2] reaction. A product study at 296 K by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy reveals that less than 5% of the product appears as CF[sub 3]C(O)F. By inference >95% of the reaction gives the hydroperoxide CF[sub 3]CFHOOH. 34 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

Maricq, M.M.; Szente, J.J.; Hurley, M.D.; Wallington, T.J. (Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI (United States))

1994-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, single-crystal structure, and optical absorption of Rb{sub 2}Th{sub 7}Se{sub 15}  

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The compound Rb{sub 2}Th{sub 7}Se{sub 15} has been synthesized by the solid-state reaction at 1273 K of Th, Rb{sub 2}Se{sub 3}, Se, and Ge, and its structure has been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods. Red crystals of Rb{sub 2}Th{sub 7}Se{sub 15} crystallize at 100(2) K with four formula units in a new structure type in the monoclinic space group C{sub 2h}{sup 5}?P2{sub 1}/c. The structure is three-dimensional and comprises Rb and Th atoms coordinated by Se atoms to form nine-, eight-, and seven-coordinate polyhedra. Infinite channels that contain Rb atoms are present. Crystals of Rb{sub 2}Th{sub 7}Se{sub 15} are red in color; an indirect band gap of 1.83 eV was derived from single-crystal optical measurements. - Graphical abstract: Structure of Rb{sub 2}Th{sub 7}Se{sub 15} viewed down the b-axis. Display Omitted - Highlights: The new compound Rb{sub 2}Th{sub 7}Se{sub 15} was synthesized at 1273 K from the elements in the presence of Ge. The structures of the two known Rb/Th/Se compounds, RbTh{sub 2}Se{sub 6} and Rb{sub 2}Th{sub 7}Se{sub 15}, differ markedly. Optical measurements establish the band gap of Rb{sub 2}Th{sub 7}Se{sub 15} to be indirect with a value of 1.83 eV.

Koscielski, Lukasz A.; Pozzi, Eric A.; Van Duyne, Richard P.; Ibers, James A., E-mail: ibers@chem.northwestern.edu

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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BaZn{sub 2}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7} and the solid solution series BaZn{sub 2?x}Co{sub x}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7} (0  

SciTech Connect

For sealing of solid oxide fuel cells, glasses from which crystalline phases with high coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) can be crystallized are required. In this paper, a new solid solution series BaZn{sub 2?x}Co{sub x}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7} (0sub 2}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7}). Sintered specimens were characterized by dilatometry. The introduction of Co{sup 2+} does not lead to a change in the space group. All compounds show a transition of a low to a high temperature modification. The attributed temperature increases from 300 C for BaZn{sub 2}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7} to 850 C for BaCo{sub 2}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7}. The volume expansion which runs parallel to the phase transition decreases with increasing cobalt concentration. The phase BaZn{sub 2}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7} shows the largest CTE and a steep volume effect during phase transition. For the compound BaZn{sub 0.25}Co{sub 1.75}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7} the CTE is minimum (8.610{sup ?6} K{sup ?1} (50900 C)) and increases again until for the compound BaCo{sub 2}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7} a CTE of 16.610{sup ?6} K{sup ?1} (50900 C) is reached. In the cobalt rich composition range, the CTEs are in the right range for high temperature fuel cells and can be adjusted by the composition. - Graphical abstract: The composition of the solid solution BaZn{sub 2?x}Co{sub x}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7} strongly affects the thermal expansion. Display Omitted - Highlights: We examined the thermal expansion of solid solutions BaZn{sub 2?x}Co{sub x}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7} (0sub 2}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7} exhibits the highest thermal expansion due to a phase transition. Substitution of small amounts of Zn{sup 2+} against Co{sup 2+} lead to decreasing thermal expansion. The thermal expansions re-increased with further increasing Co{sup 2+} concentrations. Seals based on these solid solutions should be suitable for solid oxide fuel cells.

Kerstan, Marita; Thieme, Christian; Grosch, Matthias; Mller, Matthias; Rssel, Christian, E-mail: ccr@rz.uni-jena.de

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DO QUIESCENT AND ACTIVE GALAXIES HAVE DIFFERENT M{sub BH}-{sigma}{sub *} RELATIONS?  

SciTech Connect

To investigate the validity of the assumption that quiescent galaxies and active galaxies follow the same black hole mass (M{sub BH})-stellar velocity dispersion ({sigma}{sub *}) relation, as required for the calibration of M{sub BH} estimators for broad line active galactic nuclei (AGNs), we determine and compare the M{sub BH}-{sigma}{sub *} relations, respectively, for quiescent and active galaxies. For the quiescent galaxy sample, composed of 72 dynamical M{sub BH} measurements, we update {sigma}{sub *} for 28 galaxies using homogeneous H-band measurements that are corrected for galaxy rotation. For active galaxies, we collect 25 reverberation-mapped AGNs and improve {sigma}{sub *} measurement for two objects. Combining the two samples, we determine the virial factor f, first by scaling the active galaxy sample to the M{sub BH}-{sigma}{sub *} relation of quiescent galaxies, and second by simultaneously fitting the quiescent and active galaxy samples, as f=5.1{sub -1.1}{sup +1.5} and f=5.9{sub -1.5}{sup +2.1}, respectively. The M{sub BH}-{sigma}{sub *} relation of active galaxies appears to be shallower than that of quiescent galaxies. However, the discrepancy is caused by a difference in the accessible M{sub BH} distribution at given {sigma}{sub *}, primarily due to the difficulty of measuring reliable stellar velocity dispersion for the host galaxies of luminous AGNs. Accounting for the selection effects, we find that active and quiescent galaxies are consistent with following intrinsically the same M{sub BH}-{sigma}{sub *} relation.

Woo, Jong-Hak; Park, Daeseong; Kang, Wol-Rang [Astronomy Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Schulze, Andreas [Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, 100871 Beijing (China); Kim, Sang Chul [Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of); Riechers, Dominik A., E-mail: woo@astro.snu.ac.kr [Astronomy Department, Cornell University, 220 Space Science Building, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States)

2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Reaction dynamics and photochemistry of divalent systems. [Reaction of Ba with NO sub 2 , H sub 2 O, methanol, ClO sub 2 , O sub 3; photodissociation of NO sub 3 radical and OClO  

SciTech Connect

Results are presented of molecular beam studies of bimolecular and unimolecular reactions of Ba. Chapter 1 discusses the reaction Ba + NO{sub 2}. Formation of the dominant BaO({sup 1}{Sigma}) + NO products resulted primarily from decay of long-lived Ba{sup +}NO{sub 2}{sup {minus}} collision complexes. Secondary mechanisms led to formation of forward scattered, internally excited BaO, and BaNO + O. D{sub o}(Ba-NO) = 65{plus minus}20 kcal/mol. Reactions of ground state and electronically excited Ba with water and alcohols are examined in Chapter 2. Reaction of Ba({sup 1}S) + H{sup 2}O led to BaO + H{sub 2}, whereas excited state Ba({sup 1}D) + H{sub 2}O reacted to form BaOH + H. Collisions between Ba and CH{sub 3}OH led to BaOCH{sub 3} + H. Radical channels involve H-atom migration and are promoted by excitation of the incident Ba atom. In Chapter 3, reactions of Ba({sup 1}S) with ClO{sub 2}2 and O{sub 3} are discussed. Again, direct and complex mechanisms were observed. Formation of BaCl + O{sub 2} from decomposition of Ba{sup +}ClO{sub 2}{sup {minus}} accounted for 10% of total reaction crass section. Although Ba + O{sub 3} {yields} BaO + 0{sub 2} occurs primarily by direct reaction mechanisms, the secondary channel Ba + 0{sub 3} {yields} BaO{sub 2} + 0 involved decay of long lived Ba{sup +}O{sub 3}{sup {minus}} intermediates. D{sub o}(Ba{minus}O{sub 2}) = 120 {plus minus}20 kcal/mol. Photodissociation dynamics of NO{sub 3} is explored in chapter 4. Visible excitation leads to formation of NO + 0{sub 2} and NO{sub 2} + O. Wavelength dependence of branching ratios is investigated. D{sub o}(O-NO{sub 2}) = 48.55 kcal/mole ;and calculate {Delta}H{sub f}(NO{sub 3}) = 17.75 kcal/mole (298K). Chapter 5 discusses the photodissociation of OClO in a molecular beam. Although ClO({sup 2}II) + O({sup 3}P) is dominant, Cl({sup 2}P) + O{sub 2} also forms, with a max yield of 3.9{plus minus}0.8% near 404nm.

Davis, H.F.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Excited state absorption of V/sup 2 +/ and Cr/sup 3 +/ ions in crystal hosts. [V/sup 2 +/ in KMgF/sub 3/; Cr/sup 3 +/ in Na/sub 3/Ga/sub 2/Li/sub 3/F/sub 12/ and BeAl/sub 2/O/sub 4/  

SciTech Connect

We have measured the excited state absorption spectra of KMgF/sub 3/:V/sup 2 +/, Na/sub 3/Ga/sub 2/Li/sub 3/F/sub 12/:Cr/sup 3 +/, and BeAl/sub 2/O/sub 4/:Cr/sup 3 +/. The /sup 4/T/sub 2/ ..-->.. /sup 4/T/sub 1/a, /sup 4/T/sub 1/b transitions were observed for the first two systems, while the /sup 2/E, /sup 2/T/sub 1/ ..-->.. /sup 2/T/sub 2/ transitions were seen for BeAl/sub 2/O/sub 4/:Cr/sup 3 +/. All excited state absorptions, except the /sup 4/T/sub 2/ ..-->.. /sup 4/T/sub 1/a transition, can be understood on the basis of simple crystal field theory. The /sup 4/T/sub 2/ ..-->.. /sup 4/T/sub 1/a transition is found to be profoundly modified by the Jahn-Teller effect, such that it is broader and at higher energy than otherwise expected. This excited state absorption is observed to overlap the emission spectrum of KMgF/sub 3/:V/sup 2 +/, and thereby substantially reduce the effective stimulated emission cross-section.

Payne, S.A.; Chase, L.L.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated dry NO sub x /SO sub 2 emissions control system  

SciTech Connect

This project's goal is to demonstrate the removal up to 70% of the NO{sub x} and 70% of the SO{sub 2} emissions from coal fired utility boilers. It will establish an alternative emissions control technology integrating a combination of several processes, while minimizing capital expenditures and limiting waste production to dry solids that are handled with convention ash removal equipment. These processes include low-NO{sub x} burners and urea injection for NO{sub x} control, sodium- or calcium-based sorbent injection for SO{sub 2} control, and flue gas humidification to enhance the reactivity of the SO{sub 2} control compound.

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1991-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and properties of bimetallic Ru-Fe/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ catalysts  

SciTech Connect

The authors studied the influence of the composition of Ru-Fe-/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/-catalysts on adsorption and interaction of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Moessbauer investigations were conducted. According to x-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS) bimetallic Ru-Fe/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ catalysts contain ruthenium mainly in the form of Ru/sup 0/ (E/sub b/ = 280.8 eV). Adsorption of carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and CO + H/sub 2/ mixture was studied by microcalorimetric and thermal-desorption methods.

Zakumbaeva, G.D.; Shapovalova, L.B.; Omarov, Zh.T.; Kuanyshev, A.Sh.; Yaskevich, V.I.

1988-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical properties of BeAl{sub 6}O{sub 10} single crystals  

SciTech Connect

Single crystals of BeAl{sub 6}O{sub 10}, beryllium hexaaluminate, were grown by the Czochralski method. The optical, acousto-optical, elastic, and a number of thermo-mechanical properties of bulk crystals of BeAl{sub 6}O{sub 10} were investigated in comparison with crystal of BeAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}, chrysoberyl. It has been demonstrated that this material is the promising host for active media of tunable solid state lasers. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Pestryakov, E.V.; Petrov, V.V.; Zubrinov, I.I.; Semenov, V.I.; Trunov, V.I.; Kirpichnikov, A.V. [Department of Quantum Electronics, Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russia)] [Department of Quantum Electronics, Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russia); Alimpiev, A.I. [Design and Technological Institute of Monocrystals, Novosibirsk 630058 (Russia)] [Design and Technological Institute of Monocrystals, Novosibirsk 630058 (Russia)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Morphology control of open-framework zinc phosphate Zn{sub 4}(H{sub 3}O)(NH{sub 4}){sub 3}(PO{sub 4}){sub 4} via microwave-assisted technique  

SciTech Connect

Open-framework zinc phosphates were synthesized by microwave-assisted technique, and it was shown that the morphology of as-prepared materials could be easily tailored by changing synthesis temperature, reaction time and pH value. During the synthesis, when the reaction temperature increases from 130 C to 220 C, the products transformed from hexagonal prisms to polyhedron along with the disappearance of the hexagonal prisms vertical plane. Simultaneously, both the reaction time and pH value could promote the nucleation and growth of crystal particles. More interestingly, the target products with different morphologies could be obtained by varying the usage of NaOH or NH{sub 3}H{sub 2}O at 130 C during the microwave synthesis process. - Graphical abstract: Zinc phosphates with variable morphologies can be obtained by simply tuning the microwave-heating temperatures. Display Omitted - Highlights: Synthesis of open-framework Zn{sub 4} (H{sub 3}O) (NH{sub 4}){sub 3}(PO{sub 4}){sub 4} compounds employing microwave technique. Dependence of morphology on the reaction conditions. Morphology transformation from hexagonal prisms to polyhedron was observed.

Ding, Ling [School of Textile and Material Science, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034 (China); Song, Yu, E-mail: songyu@dlpu.edu.cn [School of Textile and Material Science, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034 (China); Yang, Wei; Xue, Run-Miao [School of Textile and Material Science, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034 (China); Zhai, Shang-Ru [Faculty of Light Industry and Chemical Engineering, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034 (China); An, Qing-Da, E-mail: anqingda@dlpu.edu.cn [Faculty of Light Industry and Chemical Engineering, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034 (China)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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HYDROGEN REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM  

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to serve as "go-to" organization to catalyze PA Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Economy development #12;FundingHYDROGEN REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM IN PENNSYLVANIA HYDROGEN REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM IN PENNSYLVANIA Melissa Klingenberg, PhDMelissa Klingenberg, PhD #12;Hydrogen ProgramHydrogen Program Air Products

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Regional Analysis Briefs  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

Regional Analysis Briefs (RABs) provide an overview of specific regions that play an important role in world energy markets, either directly or indirectly. These briefs cover areas that are currently major producers (Caspian Sea), have geopolitical importance (South China Sea), or may have future potential as producers or transit areas (East Africa, Eastern Mediterranean).

2028-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Competitions - EERE Commercialization Office  

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Simultaneous presence of (Si{sub 3}O{sub 10}){sup 8?} and (Si{sub 2}O{sub 7}){sup 6?} groups in new synthetic mixed sorosilicates: BaY{sub 4}(Si{sub 2}O{sub 7})(Si{sub 3}O{sub 10}) and isotypic compounds, studied by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy and DFT calculations  

SciTech Connect

Three new, isotypic silicate compounds, BaY{sub 4}(Si{sub 2}O{sub 7})(Si{sub 3}O{sub 10}), SrYb{sub 4}(Si{sub 2}O{sub 7})(Si{sub 3}O{sub 10}) and SrSc{sub 4}(Si{sub 2}O{sub 7})(Si{sub 3}O{sub 10}), were synthesized using high-temperature flux growth techniques, and their crystal structures were solved from single-crystal X-ray intensity data: monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/m, with a=5.532(1)/5.469(1)/5.278(1), b=19.734(4)/19.447(4)/19.221(4), c=6.868(1)/6.785(1)/6.562(1) , ?=106.53(3)/106.20(3)/106.50(3), V=718.8(2)/693.0(2)/638.3(2) {sup 3}, R(F)=0.0225/0.0204/0.0270, respectively. The topology of the novel structure type contains isolated horseshoe-shaped Si{sub 3}O{sub 10} groups (SiSiSi=93.1595.98), Si{sub 2}O{sub 7} groups (SiO{sub bridge}Si=180, symmetry-restricted) and edge-sharing M(1)O{sub 6} and M(2)O{sub 6} octahedra. Single-crystal Raman spectra of the title compounds were measured and compared with Raman spectroscopic data of chemically and topologically related disilicates and trisilicates, including BaY{sub 2}(Si{sub 3}O{sub 10}) and SrY{sub 2}(Si{sub 3}O{sub 10}). The band assignments are supported by additional theoretical calculation of Raman vibrations by DFT methods. - Graphical abstract: View of BaY{sub 4}(Si{sub 2}O{sub 7})(Si{sub 3}O{sub 10}) along [100], showing zigzag chains and the tri- and disilicate groups. The unit cell is outlined. Display Omitted - Highlights: We report a novel interesting crystal structure type for mixed sorosilicates containing Y, Yb, and Sc. Synthesis of such mixed sorosilicates is possible by a high-temperature flux-growth technique. Calculation of Raman vibrations by advanced DFT methods allows a considerably improved interpretation of measured Raman spectra.

Wierzbicka-Wieczorek, Maria, E-mail: maria.wierzbicka-wieczorek@uni-jena.de [Institut fr Geowissenschaften, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitt Jena, Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 10, D-07745 Jena (Germany); Tbbens, Daniel M. [Abteilung Kristallographie, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, D-14109 Berlin (Germany); Kolitsch, Uwe [Mineralogisch-Petrographische Abt., Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, A-1010 Wien (Austria); Institut fr Mineralogie und Kristallographie, Universitt Wien, Geozentrum, Althanstrae 14, A-1090 Wien (Austria); Tillmanns, Ekkehart [Institut fr Mineralogie und Kristallographie, Universitt Wien, Geozentrum, Althanstrae 14, A-1090 Wien (Austria)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of Bi{sub 1.8}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} superconductor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Two-powder processes for the synthesis of superconducting (Bi, Pb)-2223/Ag-clad wires by the oxide-powder-in-the-robe are provided. The first precursor powder, of nominal stoichiometry CaCuO{sub x}, is a solution-synthesized mixture of Ca{sub 0.45}Cu{sub 0.55}O{sub 2} and CaO. Using these oxide precursor mixtures, superconducting tapes with well-aligned grains and reproducible critical current densities J{sub c} in the range of 20,000 to 26,000 A/cm{sup 2} at 75 K in self-field after annealing less than 200 hours were obtained. 2 figs.

Smith, M.G.

1996-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Determinations of the Activity-Composition Relations and Phase Equilibria of H{sub 2}O-CO{sub 2}-NaCl Fluids  

SciTech Connect

An understanding of activity-composition (a/X) relations and phase equilibria for halite-bearing, mixed-species supercritical fluids is critically important in many geological and industrial applications. The authors have performed experiments on the a/X relations and phase equilibria of H{sub 2}O-CO{sub 2}-NaCl fluids at 5OO C, 500 bars, to obtain highly accurate and precise data for this ternary system. H{sub 2}O-CO{sub 2}-NaCl samples were reacted at a (H{sub 2}O) = 0.350, 0.425, 0.437, 0.448, 0.560, 0.606, 0.678, 0.798, and 0.841. Results indicate that fluids with these activities lie in the vapor-NaCl two-phase region, and that a fluid with the last value has a composition close to the three-phase (vapor + brine + halite) field. Data from these experiments and NaCl solubility runs also suggest that the vapor comer of the three-phase field lies near X(H{sub 2}O) = 0.760, X(NaCl) = 0.065, which is a significantly more water-rich composition than suggested by the model of [1].

Anovitz, L.M.; Labotka, T.C.; Blencoe, J.G.; Singh, J.; Horita, J.

1999-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

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Centrality and pseudorapidity dependence of charged hadron production at intermediate p{sub t} in Au+Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 130 GeV  

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We present STAR measurements of charged hadron production as a function of centrality in Au + Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 130 GeV. The measurements cover a phase space region of 0.2 < p{sub T} < 6.0 GeV/c in transverse momentum and 11 < {eta} < 1 in pseudorapidity. Inclusive transverse momentum distributions of charged hadrons in the pseudorapidity region 0.5 < |{eta}| < 1 are reported and compared to our previously published results for |{eta}| < 0.5. No significant difference is seen for inclusive p{sub T} distributions of charged hadrons in these two pseudorapidity bins. We measured dN/d{eta} distributions and truncated mean p{sub T} in a region of p{sub T} > P{sub T}{sup cut}, and studied the results in the framework of participant and binary scaling. No clear evidence is observed for participant scaling of charged hadron yield in the measured pT region. The relative importance of hard scattering process is investigated through binary scaling fraction of particle production.

Adams, J.; Aggarwal, M.M.; Ahammed, Z.; Amonett, J.; Anderson, B.D.; Arkhipkin, D.; Averichev, G.S.; Bai, Y.; Balewski, J.; Barannikova, O.; Barnby, L.S.; Baudot, J.; Bekele, S.; Belaga, V.V.; Bellwied, R.; Berger, J.; Bezverkhny, B.I.; Bharadwaj, S.; Bhatia, V.S.; Bichsel, H.; Billmeier, A.; Bland, L.C.; Blyth, C.O.; Bonner, B.E.; Botje, M.; Boucham, A.; Brandin, A.; Bravar, A.; Bystersky, M.; Cadman, R.V.; Cai, X.Z.; Caines, H.; Calderon de la Barca Sanchez, M.; Carroll, J.; Castillo, J.; Cebra, D.; Chaloupka, P.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Chen, H.F.; Chen, Y.; Cheng, J.; Cherney, M.; Chikanian, A.; Christie, W.; Coffin, J.P.; Cormier, T.M.; Cramer, J.G.; Crawford, H.J.; Das, D.; Das, S.; de Moura, M.M.; Derevschikov, A.A.; Didenko, L.; Dietel, T.; Dong, W.J.; Dong, X.; Draper, J.E.; Du, F.; Dubey, A.K.; Dunin, V.B.; Dunlop, J.C.; Dutta Mazumdar, M.R.; Eckardt, V.; Edwards, W.R.; Efimov, L.G.; Emelianov, V.; Engelage, J.; Eppley, G.; Erazmus, B.; Estienne, M.; Fachini, P.; Faivre, J.; Fatemi, R.; Fedorisin, J.; Filimonov, K.; Filip, P.; Finch, E.; Fine, V.; Fisyak, Y.; Foley, K.J.; Fomenko, K.; Fu, J.; Gagliardi, C.A.; Gans, J.; Ganti, M.S.; Gaudichet, L.; Geurts, F.; Ghazikhanian, V.; Ghosh, P.; Gonzalez, J.E.; Grachov, O.; Grebenyuk, O.; Grosnick, D.; Guertin, S.M.; Gupta, A.; Gutierrez, T.D.; Hallman, T.J.; Hamed, A.; Hardtke, D.; Harris, J.W.; Heinz, M.; Henry, T.W.; Heppelmann, S.; Hippolyte, B.; Hirsch, A.; Hjort, E.; Hoffmann, G.W.; Huang, H.Z.; Huang, S.L.; Hughes, E.W.; Humanic, T.J.; Igo, G.; Ishihara, A.; Jacobs, P.; Jacobs, W.W.; Janik, M.; Jiang, H.; Jones, P.G.; Judd, E.G.; Kabana, S.; Kang, K.; Kaplan, M.; Keane, D.; Khodyrev, V.Yu; Kiryluk, J.; Kisiel, A.; Kislov, E.M.; Klay, J.; Klein, S.R.; Klyachko, A.; Koetke, D.D.; Kollegger, T.; Kopytine, M.; Kotchenda, L.; Kramer, M.; Kravtsov, P.; Kravtsov, V.I.; Krueger, K.; Kuhn, C.; Kulikov, A.I.; Kumar, A.; Kunz, C.L.; Kutuev, R.Kh.; Kuznetsov, A.A.; Lamont, M.A.C.; et al.

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An analysis of lead-free (Bi{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}){sub 0.915}-(Bi{sub 0.5}K{sub 0.5}){sub 0.05}Ba{sub 0.02}Sr{sub 0.015}TiO{sub 3} ceramic for efficient refrigeration and thermal energy harvesting  

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This article demonstrates the colossal energy harvesting capability of a lead-free (Bi{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}){sub 0.915}-(Bi{sub 0.5}K{sub 0.5}){sub 0.05}Ba{sub 0.02}Sr{sub 0.015}TiO{sub 3} ceramic using the Olsen cycle. The maximum harvestable energy density estimated for this system is found to be 1523?J/L (1523?kJ/m{sup 3}) where the results are presented for extreme ambient conditions of 20160?C and electric fields of 0.14 MV/m. This estimated energy density is 1.7 times higher than the maximum reported to date for the lanthanum-doped lead zirconate titanate (thin film) system. Moreover, this study introduces a generalized and effective solid state refrigeration cycle in contrast to the ferroelectric Ericson refrigeration cycle. The cycle is based on a temperature induced polarization change on application of an unipolar electric field to ferroelectric ceramics.

Vats, Gaurav; Vaish, Rahul, E-mail: rahul@iitmandi.ac.in [School of Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal Pradesh 175 001 (India); Bowen, Chris R. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Research Centre, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY (United Kingdom)

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Crystal structure and chemistry of a complex indium phosphate framework material, (ethylenediammonium)In{sub 3}P{sub 3}O{sub 12}(OH){sub 2}  

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The chemistry and structure of a novel indium phosphate material (RIPS-4), (H{sub 3}NCH{sub 2}CH{sub 2}NH{sub 3})In{sub 3}-P{sub 3}O{sub 12}(OH){sub 2}, are described. RIPS-4 was synthesized using ethylene diamine as a structure-directing organic agent. The X-ray crystal structure was determined from a 12 Multiplication-Sign 12 Multiplication-Sign 42 {mu}m{sup 3} crystal in space group C2/m with a=18.662(4) A, b=6.600(2) A, c=12.573(3) A and {beta}=120.92(1) Degree-Sign . The structure consists of a complex edge- and vertex-shared open framework of InO{sub 6} octahedra and PO{sub 4} tetrahedra enclosing cavities occupied by ethylenediamonium ions. One set of octahedra share opposing edges to form chains along the b-axis matching the structural unit in rutile (TiO{sub 2}). This rutile edge-shared chain has its projecting oxygen atoms shared with the vertexes of either a PO{sub 4} tetrahedron or a second type of InO{sub 6} octahedron. The O atoms are 2-connected, each to one In and one P, except for two protonated O atoms (hydroxyl groups) that connect to two and three In atoms, giving three- and four-coordinate O atoms, respectively. - Graphical abstract: The unique topology contains an unusual 4-connected oxygen atom (O{sub 1}) in a complex edge- and vertex-shared open framework of InO{sub 6} octahedra (blue) and PO{sub 4} tetrahedra (yellow) that encloses cavities occupied by ethylenediammonium ions. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The structure has a unique open-framework topology. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The framework contains an unusual 4-connected oxygen atom. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Hydrogen bonds hold the ethylenediammonium ions in the cavities.

Broach, Robert W., E-mail: robert.broach@uop.com [UOP, a Honeywell Co., 50 E. Algonquin Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60017 (United States); Bedard, Robert L. [UOP, a Honeywell Co., 50 E. Algonquin Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60017 (United States)] [UOP, a Honeywell Co., 50 E. Algonquin Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60017 (United States); King, Lisa M., E-mail: lisa.king@uop.com [UOP, a Honeywell Co., 50 E. Algonquin Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60017 (United States); Pluth, Joseph J., E-mail: pluth@cars.uchicago.edu [The University of Chicago, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, Consortium for Advanced Radiation Sources, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); The University of Chicago, The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Smith, Joseph V. [The University of Chicago, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, Consortium for Advanced Radiation Sources, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)] [The University of Chicago, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, Consortium for Advanced Radiation Sources, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Kirchner, Richard M., E-mail: richard.kirchner@manhattan.edu [Manhattan College, Chemistry Department, Bronx, NY 10471 (United States)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Magneto-transport in LaTi{sub 1?x}Mn{sub x}O{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} oxide heterostructures  

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We report the growth of ultrathin film of Mn doped LaTiO{sub 3} on TiO{sub 2} terminated SrTiO{sub 3} (001) substrate by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and their electrical transport characteristics including magnetoresistance (MR). Though the replacement of Mn in LaTiO{sub 3} at the Ti site in dilute limit does not affect the metallic behaviour of films but variation in resistance is observed. Normalised resistance behaviour is explained on the basis of variation in charge carriers and increased interaction between Mn atoms in the system under investigation.

Kumar, Pramod, E-mail: pramodnpl2011@gmail.com; Dogra, Anjana, E-mail: pramodnpl2011@gmail.com; Budhani, R. C., E-mail: pramodnpl2011@gmail.com [Quantum Phenomena and Applications Division, National Physical Laboratory (CSIR), Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi-110012 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetism and magnetotransport in symmetry matched spinels: Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}/MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}  

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In this work, we show that Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} films grown by oxygen plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy have anomalous magnetic properties such as negative magnetoresistance and high saturation magnetic fields. The film substrate mismatch of 3% is relieved by the formation of misfit dislocations at the interface. Transmission electron microscopy results show that misfit dislocations are not the cause of antiphase domain boundary (APB). This suggests that in this system APB formation is a property of the three dimensional Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} growth.

Gilks, D.; Thompson, S. [Department of Physics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD (United Kingdom); Lari, L.; Lazarov, V. K. [Department of Physics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD (United Kingdom); York-JEOL Nanocentre, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5BR (United Kingdom); Cai, Z.; Ziemer, K. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000 (United States); Cespedes, O. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom); Gerber, A. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel)

2013-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Limestone calcination with CO{sub 2} capture (II): decomposition in CO{sub 2}/steam and CO{sub 2}/N{sub 2} atmospheres  

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Decomposition of limestone particles (0.25-0.5 mm) in a steam dilution atmosphere (20-100% steam in CO{sub 2}) was investigated by using a continuously operating fluidized bed reactor for CO{sub 2} capture. The decomposition conversion of limestone increased as the steam dilution percentage in the CO{sub 2} supply gas increased. At a bed temperature of 1193 K, the conversions were 72% without dilution (100% CO{sub 2}) and 98% with 60% steam dilution. The decomposition conversions obtained with steam dilution and N{sub 2} dilution differed significantly, and this result is explained in terms of the difference between the heat transfer to particle in steam and N{sub 2} dilution atmosphere. The reactivities of the CaO produced from limestone decomposition with steam dilution and without dilution (100% CO{sub 2}) were tested by means of hydration and carbonation reactions. In the hydration test, the time required for complete conversion (CaO{yields}Ca(OH){sub 2}) of the CaO produced by steam dilution was approximately half that required for the CaO produced without dilution. In the carbonation test, carbonation conversion (CaO{yields}CaCO{sub 3}) of the CaO produced by steam dilution was approximately 70%, whereas the conversion was approximately 40% for the CaO produced without dilution. 17 refs., 8 figs., 5 tabs.

Yin Wang; Shiying Lin; Yoshizo Suzuki [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Ibaraki (Japan)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Contrasting the experimental properties of hydrogen in SnO{sub 2}, In{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and TiO{sub 2}  

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IR spectroscopy has been used to investigate the properties of H and D in single crystals of the transparent conducting oxides, SnO{sub 2}, and In{sub 2}O{sub 3}. H introduces several O-H stretching lines and also the broad absorption arising from free carriers. IR spectroscopy has been used to identify the sources of n-type conductivity, its thermal stability, and the reactions of H-containing defects. The properties of OH and OD centers in TiO{sub 2}, while studied for decades, reveal new surprises and properties that are in sharp contrast to the shallow, H-related donors seen in SnO{sub 2} and In{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Recent theory and EPR experiments find that electrons in TiO{sub 2} become self-trapped at Ti sites to form small polarons. The OD center in TiO{sub 2} shows a multiline vibrational spectrum with an unusual temperature dependence that can be explained by a small polaron model with the donor electron self-trapped at different Ti sites near the OD oscillator.

Stavola, Michael, E-mail: mjsa@Lehigh.edu; Bekisli, Figen; Yin, Weikai; Smithe, Kirby; Beall Fowler, W. [Department of Physics and the Sherman Fairchild Laboratory, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015 (United States); Boatner, Lynn A. [Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States)

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional neurohypophysial and hypothalamic blood flow in rats during hypercapnia  

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Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was measured in the neurohypophysis and hypothalamus in normocapnic and hypercapnic rats using (/sup 14/C)isopropyliodoamphetamine. Rats were surgically prepared using nitrous oxide and halothane and placed in plaster restraining casts. Hypercapnia was produced by increasing the fractional concentration of inspired CO/sub 2/ (FICO/sub 2/). rCBF in normocapnic rats was higher in the paraventricular nucleus, supraoptic nucleus, median eminence, and neural lobe than rates previously measured by use of diffusible tracers. During hypercapnia blood flow increased linearly with arterial PCO/sub 2/ (PACO/sub 2/) in all regions except the median eminence and neural lobe, which were not affected by hypercapnia. When rats were pretreated with phentolamine (1 mg/kg) to block the alpha-adrenergic receptors, blood flow in the median eminence and neural lobe increased significantly during hypercapnia. We conclude that blood flow in the cell bodies of the paraventricular nucleus and supraoptic nucleus is regulated differently during hypercapnia than blood flow in the nerve terminals in the median eminence and neural lobe. Furthermore, vasodilation produced by increased CO/sub 2/ is offset by alpha-receptor stimulation in the median eminence and neural lobe.

Bryan, R.M. Jr.; Myers, C.L.; Page, R.B.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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InAs quantum wire induced composition modulation in an In{sub 0.53}Ga{sub 0.37}Al{sub 0.10}As barrier layer grown on an InP substrate  

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Composition modulations are observed by transmission electron microscopy in In{sub 0.53}Ga{sub 0.37}Al{sub 0.10}As barrier layers that overgrow both single- and multilayer InAs quantum wire structures grown on an InP substrate. Indium-rich (gallium-deficient) regions were observed in the region of the barrier layer lying directly above individual quantum wires, while indium-deficient (gallium-rich) regions were detected in the barrier above the gaps between adjacent underlying quantum wires. The magnitude of such modulation was typically 7% (atomic percent) for both indium and gallium as estimated from the energy dispersive x-ray analysis. The origin of such composition modulations was determined by modeling the chemical potential distribution for indium and gallium on the growth front of the barrier layer at the initial capping stage of the quantum wires with finite element simulations. It is found that the number and positions of the indium-rich regions are determined by the combined effects of strain and surface energy distributions on the barrier material capping the quantum wires. Moreover the estimated magnitudes of the composition modulation for both indium and gallium from the finite element models are in good agreement with the experimental observations. This method provides a simple way to understand the origin of, and to estimate the magnitude of the quantum wire-induced composition modulation in the barrier layer.

Cui, K. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7 (Canada); Robinson, B. J. [Center for Emerging Device Technologies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7 (Canada); Thompson, D. A. [Center for Emerging Device Technologies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7 (Canada); Department of Engineering Physics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7 (Canada); Botton, G. A. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7 (Canada); Center for Emerging Device Technologies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7 (Canada)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan  

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Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy, Land, Climate Focus Area: Economic Development Topics: Implementation, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website: www.uncclearn.org/sites/www.uncclearn.org/files/inventory/WB85.pdf Cost: Free UN Region: "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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World Bank-Low-carbon Energy Projects for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa  

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Projects for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Projects for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Jump to: navigation, search Name Low-carbon Energy Projects for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type Publications Website http://wbcarbonfinance.org/doc UN Region "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa |  

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Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Jump to: navigation, search Name Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Agency/Company /Organization International Food Policy Research Institute Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Co-benefits assessment, GHG inventory Resource Type Publications Website http://www.ifpri.org/sites/def Country Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda UN Region "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts)  

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China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country China Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Metal segregation in supported bimetallic catalysts:. gamma. -Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/-supported CO hydrogenation catalysts prepared from RhOs/sub 3/, Rh/sub 4/, and FeOs/sub 3/ clusters  

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Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/-supported metals were prepared from (H/sub 2/RhOs/sub 3/(CO)/sub 10/(acetylacetonate)), (Rh/sub 4/(CO)/sub 12/), and (H/sub 2/FeOs/sub 3/(CO)/sub 13/). The samples were characterized by infrared spectroscopy after reaction with CO + H/sub 2/ and tested as catalysts for conversion of CO + H/sub 2/ in a flow reactor at 200 and 270/sup 0/C and 10 atm. Used catalysts were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and elemental analysis. The catalyst lost Os during operation, presumably as a result of formation of volatile carbonyls. The catalytic reaction products were a nearly Schulz-Flory-Anderson distribution of hydrocarbons with small yields of dimethyl ether (formed from methanol). The performance of the catalyst prepared from the RhOs/sub 3/ clusters was closely similar to that of the catalyst prepared from the Rh/sub 4/ cluster. Characterization of the samples after treatment in CO + H/sub 2/ and after catalysis demonstrated that the RhOs/sub 3/ clusters broke apart, first giving triosmium clusters and mononuclear Rh complexes and then, at higher temperatures, giving Rh crystallites and mononuclear Os complexes. The catalytic activity for hydrocarbon synthesis is attributed to the Rh metal; the activity for methanol synthesis is tentatively associated with ionic Rh complexes. The FeOs/sub 3/ catalyst was two orders of magnitude less active than the Rh Os/sub 3/ catalyst, apparently consisting of small iron oxide particles and mononuclear Os complexes. The selectivity of this catalyst for dimethyl ether formation increased markedly with time onstream in the flow reactor; after 55 h, 36 mol% of the organic product was ether. 25 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

Budge, J.R.; Lucke, B.F.; Gates, B.C.; Toran, J.

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reversible formation of [P{sub 2}PtH]{sub 2} platinum(I) complexes from cis-P{sub 2}PtH{sub 2} complexes, where P{sub 2} is a chelating phosphine  

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Several platinum cis-dihydride phosphine complexes, (diphos)PtH{sub 2} [4, diphos = iPr{sub 2}P(CH{sub 2}){sub 2}PiPr{sub 2} (dippe); 5, diphos = Cy{sub 2}P(CH{sub 2}){sub 2}PCy{sub 2} (dcype); and 6, diphos = tBu{sub 2}P(CH{sub 2}){sub 2}PtBu{sub 2} (dtbpe)], have been found to be unstable in solution, reversibly losing H{sub 2} and forming binuclear complexes of the general formula [(P-P)Pth]{sub 2}. The extent of dimerization in solution is directly related to the steric size of the phosphine ligand, larger phosphines imparting kinetic stability to the cis-dihydride monomers. The dimeric complexes possess terminal hydride ligands on the basis of their IR spectra; however, the room-temperature {sup 1}H, {sup 31}P({sup 1}H), and {sup 195}Pt({sup 1}H) NMR spectra show equivalence within the sets of H, Pt, and P nuclei, indicating that the dimers are fluxional in solution. This fluxional process can be stopped at low temperature for the (dippe) and (dcype) derivatives, 1 and 2, but not for the (dtbpe) derivative, 3. The complex 1 crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1} in a cell of dimensions a = 9.245(2) A, b = 16.966(2) A, c = 22.690(6) A, and Z = 4. 22 refs., 10 figs., 8 tabs.

Schwartz, D.J.; Andersen, R.A. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)]|[Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)

1995-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The microwave spectrum and structure of the CH[sub 3]OH-CO dimer  

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The reaction mechanism involved in the conversion of methanol to gasoline (MTG) over a zeolite catalyst (MTG process) has generated considerable interest, although much controversy still remains over the particular steps which lead to the formation of the first C-C bond. The rotational spectrum of CH[sub 3]OH-CO has been observed in the region 7--18 GHz with a pulsed-beam Fabry-Perot cavity Fourier-transform microwave spectrometer. In order to obtain detailed structural information the spectra of CH[sub 3]OH, CH[sub 3]OD, CD[sub 3]OH, and CD[sub 3]OD combined with CO and [sup 13]CO were examined. Each of the isotopic species studied exhibits two states, which are interpreted as A and E symmetry states arising from internal rotation of the methyl group. The E-state assignments were verified by observing their first-order Stark effect. The structure of the complex is a bent hydrogen bond of the carbon atom of CO at a distance of 2.41 [angstrom] from the hydroxyl hydrogen of methanol and planar heavy atoms. The effective barrier to internal rotation for CH[sub 3]OH-CO, V[sub 3] = 183.0 cm[sup [minus]1], is one-half of the value for the methanol monomer.

Lovas, F.J.; Belov, S.P.; Tretyakov, M.Yu.; Ortigoso, J.; Suenram, R.D. (National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States). Molecular Physics Division)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field cooling dependence of the anisotropy in exchange biased FeF{sub 2}/Co films.  

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The magnetization reversal in exchange biased FeF{sub 2}/Co films was studied using polarized neutron reflectometry and magneto-optical imaging (MOI). After field cooling in a field H perpendicular to the c axis (the easy axis of FeF{sub 2}) through the FeF{sub 2} Neel temperature, the magnetization curve measured with H parallel to the c axis showed a double loop, one with a positive exchange bias field (H{sub E}) and one with a negative H{sub E}. This behavior suggests that the antiferromagnet (AFM) is split into two types of domains with H{sub E} in opposite directions along the c axis. However, the observation of spin-flip reflectivity in the field region separating the two loops indicates that some rotation of the Co magnetization also occurred during reversal. Concurrently, small inhomogeneous domains with sizes much less than 30 {micro}m were observed using MOI. This implies that small AFM domains with opposing H{sub E} created during cooling and the resulting frustration of the interface exchange interaction with the ferromagnet are responsible for the perpendicular magnetization during reversal.

Alsmadi, A. M.; te Velthuis, S. G. E.; Weber, Z. J.; Welp, U.; Shi, H.; Lederman, D.; The Hashemite Univ.; Sonoma State Univ.; West Virginia Univ.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DISTRIBUTION OF CO{sub 2} IN SATURN'S ATMOSPHERE FROM CASSINI/CIRS INFRARED OBSERVATIONS  

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This paper focuses on the CO{sub 2} distribution in Saturn's atmosphere based on analysis of infrared spectral observations of Saturn made by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer aboard the Cassini spacecraft. The Cassini spacecraft was launched in 1997 October, inserted in Saturn's orbit in 2004 July, and has been successfully making infrared observations of Saturn, its rings, Titan, and other icy satellites during well-planned orbital tours. The infrared observations, made with a dual Fourier transform spectrometer in both nadir- and limb-viewing modes, cover spectral regions of 10-1400 cm{sup 1}, with the option of variable apodized spectral resolutions from 0.53 to 15 cm{sup 1}. An analysis of the observed spectra with well-developed radiative transfer models and spectral inversion techniques has the potential to provide knowledge of Saturn's thermal structure and composition with global distributions of a series of gases. In this paper, we present an analysis of a large observational data set for retrieval of Saturn's CO{sub 2} distribution utilizing spectral features of CO{sub 2} in the Q-branch of the ?{sub 2} band, and discuss its possible relationship to the influx of interstellar dust grains. With limited spectral regions available for analysis, due to low densities of CO{sub 2} and interference from other gases, the retrieved CO{sub 2} profile is obtained as a function of a model photochemical profile, with the retrieved values at atmospheric pressures in the region of ?1-10 mbar levels. The retrieved CO{sub 2} profile is found to be in good agreement with the model profile based on Infrared Space Observatory measurements with mixing ratios of ?4.9 10{sup 10} at atmospheric pressures of ?1 mbar.

Abbas, M. M.; LeClair, A. [NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812 (United States); Woodard, E.; Young, M.; Stanbro, M. [University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 (United States); Flasar, F. M.; Achterberg, R. K.; Bjoraker, G.; Brasunas, J.; Jennings, D. E. [NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Kunde, V. G., E-mail: Mian.M.Abbas@nasa.gov, E-mail: Andre.C.LeClair@nasa.gov, E-mail: eaw0009@uah.edu, E-mail: mcs0001@uah.edu, E-mail: youngmm@uah.edu, E-mail: f.m.flasar@nasa.gov, E-mail: virgil.g.kunde@gsfc.nasa.gov [University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Collaboration: and the Cassini/CIRS team

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal structure of La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2}O{sub 9} single crystals doped with bismuth  

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Precision X-ray diffraction studies of La{sub 2-x}Bi{sub x}Mo{sub 2}O{sub 9} (x = 0.04, 0.06, and 0.18) single crystals are performed. It is found that in the compounds doped with bismuth, analogously with the structure of the metastable {beta}{sub ms} phase of pure La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2}O{sub 9} (LM), the La, Mo1, and O1 atoms deviate from the threefold axis on which they are located in the high-temperature {beta} phase. It is shown that bismuth atoms substitute for part of lanthanum atoms and occupy a position at the threefold axis in the neighborhood of the split lanthanum position. The implantation of bismuth atoms in the LM structure results in the return of a part of the molybdenum atoms to the position at the threefold axis. The occupancy of this position is equal to the occupancy of the bismuth atomic position.

Alekseeva, O. A., E-mail: olalex@ns.crys.ras.ru; Verin, I. A.; Sorokina, N. I.; Krasil'nikova, A. E. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation); Voronkova, V. I. [Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics (Russian Federation)

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Method for improving voltage regulation of batteries, particularly Li/FeS/sub 2/ thermal batteries  

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Batteries are improved, especially with respect to voltage regulation properties, by employing as anode and cathode compositions, those which fall in a thermodynamically invariant region of the metallurgical phase diagram of the combination of the constituent components. The invention is especially useful in the Li/FeS/sub 2/ system.

Godshall, N.A.

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Leveraging the Cultural Model for Opportunistic Networking in sub-Saharan Africa  

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{jonathan.ouoba,tegawende.bissyande}@fasolabs.org Abstract. The immense potential of ICT for improving users, schools, and practicable roads has more damaging impacts on the communities. Nevertheless, in Burkina Faso peasants to produce for regional, national and international markets. Unfortunately, sub-Saharan farmers

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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WEST COAST REGIONAL CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP  

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The West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership is one of seven partnerships which have been established by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to evaluate carbon dioxide capture, transport and sequestration (CT&S) technologies best suited for different regions of the country. The West Coast Region comprises Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and the North Slope of Alaska. Led by the California Energy Commission, the West Coast Partnership is a consortium of over thirty five organizations, including state natural resource and environmental protection agencies; national labs and universities; private companies working on CO{sub 2} capture, transportation, and storage technologies; utilities; oil and gas companies; nonprofit organizations; and policy/governance coordinating organizations. In an eighteen month Phase I project, the Partnership will evaluate both terrestrial and geologic sequestration options. Work will focus on five major objectives: (1) Collect data to characterize major CO{sub 2} point sources, the transportation options, and the terrestrial and geologic sinks in the region, and compile and organize this data via a geographic information system (GIS) database; (2) Address key issues affecting deployment of CT&S technologies, including storage site permitting and monitoring, injection regulations, and health and environmental risks (3) Conduct public outreach and maintain an open dialogue with stakeholders in CT&S technologies through public meetings, joint research, and education work (4) Integrate and analyze data and information from the above tasks in order to develop supply curves and cost effective, environmentally acceptable sequestration options, both near- and long-term (5) Identify appropriate terrestrial and geologic demonstration projects consistent with the options defined above, and create action plans for their safe and effective implementation A kickoff meeting for the West Coast Partnership was held on Sept 30-Oct.1. Contracts were then put into place with twelve organizations which will carry out the technical work required to meet Partnership objectives.

Larry Myer; Terry Surles; Kelly Birkinshaw

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silver vanadium diphosphate Ag{sub 2}VP{sub 2}O{sub 8}: Electrochemistry and characterization of reduced material providing mechanistic insights  

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Silver vanadium phosphorous oxides (Ag{sub w}V{sub x}P{sub y}O{sub z}) are notable battery cathode materials due to their high energy density and demonstrated ability to form in-situ Ag metal nanostructured electrically conductive networks within the cathode. While analogous silver vanadium diphosphate materials have been prepared, electrochemical evaluations of these diphosphate based materials have been limited. We report here the first electrochemical study of a silver vanadium diphosphate, Ag{sub 2}VP{sub 2}O{sub 8}, where the structural differences associated with phosphorous oxides versus diphosphates profoundly affect the associated electrochemistry. Reminiscent of Ag{sub 2}VO{sub 2}PO{sub 4} reduction, in-situ formation of silver metal nanoparticles was observed with reduction of Ag{sub 2}VP{sub 2}O{sub 8}. However, counter to Ag{sub 2}VO{sub 2}PO{sub 4} reduction, Ag{sub 2}VP{sub 2}O{sub 8} demonstrates a significant decrease in conductivity upon continued electrochemical reduction. Structural analysis contrasting the crystallography of the parent Ag{sub 2}VP{sub 2}O{sub 8} with that of the proposed Li{sub 2}VP{sub 2}O{sub 8} reduction product is employed to gain insight into the observed electrochemical reduction behavior, where the structural rigidity associated with the diphosphate anion may be associated with the observed particle fracturing upon deep electrochemical reduction. Further, the diphosphate anion structure may be associated with the high thermal stability of the partially reduced Ag{sub 2}VP{sub 2}O{sub 8} materials, which bodes well for enhanced safety of batteries incorporating this material. - Graphical abstract: Structure and galvanostatic intermittent titration-type test data for silver vanadium diphosphate, Ag{sub 2}VP{sub 2}O{sub 8}. Highlights: ? First electrochemical study of a silver vanadium diphosphate, Ag{sub 2}VP{sub 2}O{sub 8}. ? In-situ formation of Ag{sup 0} nanoparticles was observed upon electrochemical reduction. ? Structural analysis used to provide insight of the electrochemical behavior.

Takeuchi, Esther S., E-mail: esther.takeuchi@stonybrook.edu [Department Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY 11794 (United States); Global and Regional Solutions Directorate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States); Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY 11794 (United States); Lee, Chia-Ying; Cheng, Po-Jen [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY 14260 (United States); Menard, Melissa C. [Department Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY 11794 (United States); Marschilok, Amy C., E-mail: amy.marschilok@stonybrook.edu [Department Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY 11794 (United States); Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY 11794 (United States); Takeuchi, Kenneth J., E-mail: kenneth.takeuchi.1@stonybrook.edu [Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY 11794 (United States)

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Optical absorption in epitaxial La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}FeO{sub 3} thin films  

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We report the dependence of optical absorption on Sr concentration in La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}FeO{sub 3} (LSFO) (x{<=}0.4) perovskite thin films. Strained epitaxial films were deposited on SrTiO{sub 3} substrates using oxide molecular beam epitaxy. We find systematic changes in the optical absorption spectra with increasing x including a red-shift of transition energies and the increasing presence of a lower energy transition within the fundamental gap of pure LaFeO{sub 3}. These results serve as a demonstration of the complex manner in which absorption spectra can be altered in complex oxides via heterovalent A-site substitution.

Scafetta, M D.; Xie, Y. J.; Torres, M.; Spanier, J. E.; May, S. J. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (United States)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (United States)

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Electronic transport transition at graphene/YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} junction  

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We report the fabrication of graphene/YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} contacts and their superconducting proximity effect. Both the temperature dependence of resistance and the current bias dependence of resistance for the contacts are investigated, respectively. The results are compared with that of pure YBCO Hall bar. It is found that the differential resistance transits from a non-zero value to zero at high bias across graphene/YBCO junction below the transition temperature of YBCO, the phenomena indicate the tunneling of Cooper pairs from YBCO to graphene. As the YBCO film deposited by pulsed laser deposition has a rough surface, the graphene layer can contact with the edge of CuO{sub 2} planes. It allows that Cooper pairs could leak into graphene along the CuO{sub 2} planes.

Sun, Q. J.; Wang, H. S. [School of Physics and Electronics, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China) [School of Physics and Electronics, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Wang, H. M., E-mail: hmwang@mail.sim.ac.cn; Gao, B.; Li, Q.; Xie, X. M. [State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Deng, L. W.; Hu, Z. W. [School of Physics and Electronics, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China)] [School of Physics and Electronics, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China)

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Regional Planning | Data.gov  

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Regional Planning Regional Planning Ocean Data Tools Technical Guide Map Gallery Regional Planning Feedback Ocean You are here Data.gov » Communities » Ocean Regional Planning Efforts Alias (field_alias) Apply California, Oregon, Washington Regional Ocean Partnership West Coast Governors' Alliance Regional Data Portal In Development U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Regional Ocean Partnership U.S. Caribbean Regional Ocean Partnership-currently being formally established Regional Data Portal To be developed Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina Regional Ocean Partnership Governors' South Atlantic Alliance Regional Data Portal Currently in development American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Palau

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Crystal structure, magnetism and transport properties of Ce{sub 3}Ni{sub 25.75}Ru{sub 3.16}Al{sub 4.1}B{sub 10}  

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Single crystals of Ce{sub 3}Ni{sub 25.75}Ru{sub 3.16}Al{sub 4.1}B{sub 10} were obtained from a process in which a polycrystalline sample of CeRu{sub 2}Al{sub 2}B was annealed in an excess of a NiIn flux. The initial phase, CeRu{sub 2}Al{sub 2}B, does not recrystallize, instead, crystals of a new phase, Ce{sub 3}Ni{sub 25.75}Ru{sub 3.16}Al{sub 4.1}B{sub 10}, could be isolated once the flux was removed. The title compound crystallizes in the tetragonal space group P4/nmm (No. 129) with a=1139.02(8), c=801.68(6) pm (c/a=0.70) in the Nd{sub 3}Ni{sub 29}Si{sub 4}B{sub 10} structure type. Electrical resistivity measurements reveal metallic behavior with a minimum of 700 ? cm and a small residual resistivity ratio of RRR=1.4 indicating a large amount of disorder scattering. The cerium atoms are either in the 4+ or an intermediate valence state with a valence fluctuation temperature far above room temperature. - Graphical abstract: Single crystals of Ce{sub 3}Ni{sub 25.75}Ru{sub 3.16}A{sub l4.1}B{sub 10} were obtained using a process in which a polycrystalline sample of CeRu{sub 2}Al{sub 2}B was annealed in an excess of a NiIn flux. Electrical resistivity measurements reveal metallic behavior with a minimum of 700 ?? cm and a small residual resistivity ratio of RRR=1.4 indicating a large amount of disorder scattering. The cerium atoms are either in the 4+ or an intermediate valence state with a valence fluctuation temperature far above room temperature. Display Omitted - Highlights: Flux synthesis of high quality single crystals of Ce{sub 3}Ni{sub 25.75}Ru{sub 3.16}Al{sub 4.1}B{sub 10} is presented along with the crystal structure, magnetic and transport properties. The compound is isostructural to Nd{sub 3}Ni{sub 29}Si{sub 4}B{sub 10} but is first of this structure type showing mixed occupancies of d-elements. This is an intermetallic phase with Ce in either the 4+ or an intermediate valence state. The fact that this structure with mixed occupied transition metal sites exists suggests that more compounds of this type should be accessible and the physical properties tuned.

Janka, Oliver [Department of Chemistry, University of California, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616 (United States); Baumbach, Ryan E.; Thompson, Joe D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Bauer, Eric D., E-mail: edbauer@lanl.gov [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Kauzlarich, Susan M., E-mail: smkauzlarich@ucdavis.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of California, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616 (United States)

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the Regional Development Corporation  

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carry out this work, CPO partners carry out this work, CPO partners with the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation for education, the Regional Development Corporation for economic development, and the regional United Way organizations for community giving. Education Los Alamos National Security (LANS) invests more than $1 million each year to enhance regional educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Education Focus Areas Our education commitments address four focus areas: * Workforce Development * Student Internships * Teacher and Faculty Professional Development * Public Understanding of Science In 2011, more than 1,100 students

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Atmospheric chemistry of FO[sub 2] radicals. Reaction with Ch[sub 4], O[sub 3], NO, NO[sub 2], and CO at 295 K  

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Using pulse radiolysis combined with UV absorption spectroscopy, upper limits for the rate constants of the reaction of the FO[sub 2] radical with O[sub 3], CH[sub 4], and CO were determined to be <3.4 x 10[sup [minus]16], <4.1 x 10[sup [minus]15], and <5.1 x 10[sup [minus]16] cm[sup 3] molecule[sup [minus]1] s[sup [minus]1], respectively. The rate constants for the reactions of FO[sub 2] radicals with NO and NO[sub 2] were measured: FO[sub 2] + NO [yields] FNO + O[sub 2] (10a); FO[sub 2] + NO[sub 2] [yields] products (11). The rate constants for reactions 10 and 11 were determined to be (1.47 [+-] 0.08) x 10[sup [minus]12] and (1.05 [+-] 0.15) x 10[sup [minus]13] cm[sup 3] molecule[sup [minus]1] s[sup [minus]1], respectively. Reaction 10a was found to give FNO in a yield of 100 [+-] 14%. As a part of this work, an upper limit of the reaction of FO radicals with O[sub 3] was determined to be <1.2 x 10[sup [minus]12] cm[sup 3] molecule[sup [minus]1] s[sup [minus]1]. Results are discussed in the context of the atmospheric chemistry of the FO[sub 2] radical and hydrofluorocarbons. 23 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

Sehested, J.; Sehested, K.; Nielsen, O.J. (Riso National Lab., Roskilde (Denmark)); Wallington, T.J. (Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI (United States))

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Polymorphism and optical properties in [NH{sub 4}][InSe{sub 2}  

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The solvothermal synthesis and characterization of two indium selenides with stoichiometry [NH{sub 4}][InSe{sub 2}] is described. Yellow [NH{sub 4}][InSe{sub 2}] (1), which exhibits a layered structure, was initially prepared in an aqueous solution of trans