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Cd-Hg (Cadmium - Mercury)  

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Cd-Hg crystallographic data...0 to 37 hP 2 P 6 3 / mmc Ï? 42 to 94 tI 2 I 4/ mmm Ï?â?² 47 to 56 tI 6 I 4/ mmm Ï?â?³ 71 to 81 tI 6 I 4/ mmm (αHg) (a) 98 to 100 hR 1 R m (βHg) (b) ~100 tI 2 I 4/ mmm (a) From -38.8290

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Mechanism of terahertz photoconductivity in semimetallic HgTe/CdHgTe quantum wells  

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Terahertz photoconductivity in magnetic fields in semimetallic HgTe/CdHgTe quantum wells has been studied. The main contribution to photoconductivity comes from a signal that appears as a result of electron-gas heating. It is shown that, with the cyclotron resonance conditions satisfied, the photoconductivity signal is composed of cyclotron-resonance and bolometric components. However, in this case too, the bolometric contribution predominates.

Vasilyev, Yu. B., E-mail: yu.vasilyev@mail.ioffe.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russian Federation); Mikhailov, N. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Gouider, F. [Institut fuer Angewandte Physik (Germany); Vasilyeva, G. Yu. [St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (Russian Federation); Nachtwei, G. [Institut fuer Angewandte Physik (Germany)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of the steady state minority carrier lifetime in HgCdTe photodiode using ECR plasma hydrogenation  

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Keywords: HgCdTe, diffusion length, field effect transistor, hydrogenation, lifetime, mobility, photodiode

Han Jung; Hee Chul Lee; Choong-Ki Kim

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The new barium zinc mercurides Ba{sub 3}ZnHg{sub 10} and BaZn{sub 0.6}Hg{sub 3.4} - Synthesis, crystal and electronic structure  

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The title compounds Ba{sub 3}ZnHg{sub 10} and BaZn{sub 0.6}Hg{sub 3.4} were synthesized from stoichiometric ratios of the elements in Ta crucibles. Their crystal structures, which both represent new structure types, have been determined using single crystal X-ray data. The structure of Ba{sub 3}ZnHg{sub 10} (orthorhombic, oP28, space group Pmmn, a=701.2(3), b=1706.9(8), c=627.3(3)pm, Z=2, R1=0.0657) contains folded 4{sup 4} Hg nets, where the meshes form the bases of flat rectangular pyramids resembling the structure of BaAl{sub 4}. The flat pyramids are connected via Hg-Zn/Hg bonds, leaving large channels at the folds, in which Ba(1) and Hg(2) atoms alternate. Whereas the remaining Hg/Zn atoms form a covalent 3D network of three- to five-bonded atoms with short M-M distances (273-301 pm; CN 9-11), the Hg(2) atoms in the channels adopt a comparatively large coordination number of 12 and increased distances (317-348 pm) to their Zn/Hg neighbours. In the structure of BaZn{sub 0.6}Hg{sub 3.4} (cubic, cI320, space group I4{sup Macron }3d, a=2025.50(7) pm, Z=64, R1=0.0440), with a chemical composition not much different from that of Ba{sub 3}ZnHg{sub 10}, the Zn/Hg atoms of the mixed positions M(1/2) are arranged in an slightly distorted primitive cubic lattice with a 4 Multiplication-Sign 4 Multiplication-Sign 4 subcell relation to the unit cell. The 24 of the originating 64 cubes contain planar cis tetramers Hg(5,6){sub 4} with Hg in a nearly trigonal planar or tetrahedral coordination. In another 24 of the small cubes, two opposing faces are decorated by Hg(3,4){sub 2} dumbbells, two by Ba(2) atoms respectively. The third type of small cubes are centered by Ba(1) atoms only. The complex 3D polyanionic Hg/Zn network thus formed is compared with the Hg partial structure in Rb{sub 3}Hg{sub 20} applying a group-subgroup relation. Despite their different overall structures, the connectivity of the negatively charged Hg atoms, the rather metallic Zn bonding characteristic (as obtained from FP-LAPW band structure calculations) and the coordination number of 16 for all Ba cations relate the two title compounds. - Graphical abstract: Six of the 64 small sub-cubes of three types (A, B, C) forming the unit cell of the Hg-rich mercuride BaZn{sub 0.6}Hg{sub 3.4}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two new Hg-rich Ba mercurides, both synthesized from the elements in pure phase. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer BaZn{sub 0.6}HgG{sub 3.4} and Ba{sub 3}ZnHg{sub 10} with new complex structure types. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Structure relation to other complex cubic intermetallics. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Discussion of covalent and metallic bonding aspects, as found by the structure features and band structure calculations.

Schwarz, Michael; Wendorff, Marco [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, University of Freiburg, Albertstr. 21, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany)] [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, University of Freiburg, Albertstr. 21, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany); Roehr, Caroline, E-mail: caroline@ruby.chemie.uni-freiburg.de [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, University of Freiburg, Albertstr. 21, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany)] [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, University of Freiburg, Albertstr. 21, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CdZnTe technology for gamma ray detectors  

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CdZnTe detector technology has been developed at NASA Goddard for imaging and spectroscopy applications in hard x-ray and gamma ray astronomy. A CdZnTe strip detector array with capabilities for arc second imaging and spectroscopy has been built as a prototype for a space flight gamma ray burst instrument. CdZnTe detectors also have applications for medical imaging

Carl Stahle; Jack Shi; Peter Shu; Scott Barthelmy; Ann Parsons; Steve Snodgrass

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescent CdSe/ZnS nanocrystal-peptide conjugates for long-term, nontoxic imaging and  

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Fluorescent CdSe/ZnS Nanocrystal-Peptide Conjugates forfluorescent labels, silanized CdSe/ZnS nanocrystal-peptidenuclei of living cells. CdSe/ZnS nanocrystals, or so called

Chen, Fanqing; Gerion, Daniele

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulated Performance of the GammaTracker CdZnTe Handheld ...  

Simulated Performance of the GammaTracker CdZnTe Handheld Radioisotope Identifier Carolyn E. Seifert, Member, IEEE, Mitchell J. Myjak, Member, IEEE, ...

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CdSe/ZnS Nanoparticle Composites with Amine-Functionalized Polyfluoren...  

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CdSeZnS Nanoparticle Composites with Amine-Functionalized Polyfluorene Derivatives for Polymeric Light-Emitting Diodes: Synthesis, Photophysical Properties, and the...

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Particulate Contacts to Si and CdTe: Al, Ag, Hg-Cu-Te, and Sb-Te  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Our team has been investigating the use of particle-based contacts in both Si and CdTe solar cell technologies. First, in the area of contacts to Si, powders of Al and Ag prepared by an electroexplosion process have been characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), TEM elemental determination X-ray spectroscopy (TEM-EDS), and TEM electron diffraction (TEM-ED). These Al and Ag particles were slurried and tested as contacts to p- and n-type silicon wafers, respectively. Linear current-voltage (I-V) was observed for Ag on n-type Si, indicative of an ohmic contact, whereas the Al on p-type Si sample was non-ideal. A wet-chemical surface treatment was performed on one Al sample and TEM-EDS indicated a substantial decrease in the O contaminant level. The treated Al on p-type Si films exhibited linear I-V after annealing. Second, in the area of contacts to CdTe, particles of Hg-Cu-Te and Sb-Te have been applied as contacts to CdTe/CdS/SnO2 heterostructures prepared by the standard NREL protocol. First, Hg-Cu-Te and Sb-Te were prepared by a metathesis reaction. After CdCl2 treatment and NP etch of the CdTe layer, particle contacts were applied. The Hg-Cu-Te contacted cells exhibited good electrical characteristics, with Voc > 810 mV and efficiencies > 11.5 % for most cells. Although Voc > 800 mV were observed for the Sb-Te contacted cells, efficiencies in these devices were limited to 9.1%, presumably by a large series resistance (>20 {Omega}) observed in all samples.

Schulz, D. L.; Ribelin, D.; Curtis, C. J.; Ginley, D. S.

1998-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopic Cathodoluminescence Studies of the ZnTe:Cu Contact Process for CdS/CdTe Solar Cells: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This conference paper describes the spectroscopic cathodoluminescence (CL), electron-beam induced current (EBIC), and capacitance-Voltage (C-V) measurements are used to study the formation of CdS/CdTe devices processed using ion-beam milling and a ZnTe:Cu/Ti contact. Results show heating in vacuum at {approx}360 C and ion-beam milling lead to observable changes in the CL emission from the CdCl2-treated CdTe surface. Changes in the CL spectrum are also observed as ZnTe:Cu layer thickness increases. These changes are correlated to published studies of defect levels and shown to be due, possibly, to an n-type region existing between the ZnTe:Cu contact interface and the p-CdTe layers. This n-type region is eliminated once a sufficiently thick ZnTe:Cu layer is produced.

Gessert, T. A.; Romero, M. J.; Johnston, S.; Keyes, B.; Dippo, P.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoimprinted photonic crystals for the modification of the (CdSe)ZnS nanocrystals light emission  

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We report experimental results of photoluminescence (PL) enhancement in 2D photonic crystals nanoimprinted in functionalized poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA) based polymer in which (CdSe)ZnS core-shell luminescent nanocrystals (NCs) have been incorporated. ... Keywords: (CdSe)ZnS nanocrystals, Light extraction, Nanoimprint lithography, Photoluminescence, Photonic crystal

V. Reboud; N. Kehagias; M. Zelsmann; M. Striccoli; M. Tamborra; M. L. Curri; A. Agostiano; D. Mecerreyes; J. A. Alduncín; C. M. Sotomayor Torres

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-cost CdZnTe devices for cascade cell application  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes a research program to develop a low-cost technique for producing Cd{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te devices for cascade solar cell applications. The technique involves a two-stage process for fabricating such devices with a band gap of about 1.7 eV and a transparent contact layer of low-resistivity ZnTe. In the first stage, thin films of Cd, Zn, and Te are deposited in stacked layers as Cd{sub 1-x}An{sub x}Te. The second stage involves hearing and reacting the layers to form the compound. At first, electrodeposition was used for depositing the layers to successfully fabricate Dc{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te thin-film devices. These films were also intrinsically doped with copper. For the first time, transparent ZnTe films of low resistivity were obtained in a two-stage process; preliminary solar cells using films with low Zn content were demonstrated. A second phase of the project involved growing films with higher Zn content (>15%). Such films were grown on CdS-coated substrates for fabricating devices. The effects of the solar-cell processing steps on the Cd{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te and CdS/Cd{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te interfaces were studied; results showed that the nature of the interface depended on the stoichiometry of the Cd{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te thin film. A sharp interface was observed for the CdS/CdTe structures, but the interface became highly diffused as the Zn content in the absorber layer increased above 15%. The interaction between the CdS window layer and the Cd{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te absorber layer was found to result from an exchange reaction between Zn in the absorber layer and the thin CdS film. 14 refs., 10 figs.

Basol, B.M.; Kapur, V.K. (International Solar Electric Technology, Inglewood, CA (USA))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aqueous synthesis and characterization of CdSe/ZnO core-shell nanoparticles  

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Core-shell nanomaterials based on CdSe as the core and ZnO as the shell were prepared using an aqueous route involving the use of Cd salt and NaBH4 in reaction with Se to generate CdSe in the presence of thioglycerol (TG) as a stabilizer. ...

B. P. Rakgalakane; M. J. Moloto

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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003 Biosynthesis of CdS and ZnS Nanoparticles by Fungi Biomass  

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Presentation Title, 003 Biosynthesis of CdS and ZnS Nanoparticles by Fungi Biomass. Author(s), Luis Reyes, Idalia Gomez, Teresa Garza. On-Site Speaker ...

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Preparation of DNA-Functionalised CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots  

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We functionalised core-shell CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QDots) with short-chain 3-mercaptopropionic acid (3MPA) to render these nanocrystalline semiconductor water-soluble. The ligand-exchange reaction was significantly improved ...

Pong, Boon Kin

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DEVELOPMENT OF CdZnTe RADIATION DETECTORS  

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Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CdZnTe or CZT) is a very attractive material for room-temperature semiconductor detectors because of its wide band-gap and high atomic number. Despite these advantages, CZT still presents some material limitations and poor hole mobility. In the past decade most of the developing CZT detectors focused on designing different electrode configurations, mainly to minimize the deleterious effect due to the poor hole mobility. A few different electrode geometries were designed and fabricated, such as pixelated anodes and Frisch-grid detectors developed at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL). However, crystal defects in CZT materials still limit the yield of detector-grade crystals, and, in general, dominate the detector's performance. In the past few years, our group's research extended to characterizing the CZT materials at the micro-scale, and to correlating crystal defects with the detector's performance. We built a set of unique tools for this purpose, including infrared (IR) transmission microscopy, X-ray micro-scale mapping using synchrotron light source, X-ray transmission- and reflection-topography, current deep level transient spectroscopy (I-DLTS), and photoluminescence measurements. Our most recent work on CZT detectors was directed towards detailing various crystal defects, studying the internal electrical field, and delineating the effects of thermal annealing on improving the material properties. In this paper, we report our most recent results.

BOLOTNIKOV, A.; CAMARDA, G.; HOSSAIN, A.; KIM, K.H.; YANG, G.; GUL, R.; CUI, Y.; AND JAMES, R.B.

2011-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoluminescence spectral study of single CdSe/ZnS Colloidal Nanocrystals in Poly(methyl methacrylate) and Quantum Dots molecules  

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of the CdSe/ZnS nanocrystals . . . . . . . .D. CdSe/ZnS NCs in negative photon resist SU-line shapes of single CdSe VI Optical characterization of

Shen, Yaoming

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation of ZnTe:Cu/Ti Contacts at High Temperature for CdS/CdTe Devices: Preprint  

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We study the performance of CdS/CdTe thin-film devices contacted with ZnTe:Cu/Ti of various thickness at a higher-than-optimum temperature of {approx}360 C. At this temperature, optimum device performance requires the same thickness of ZnTe:Cu as for similar contacts formed at a lower temperature of 320 C. C-V analysis indicates that a ZnTe:Cu layer thickness of {approx}< 0.5 mu m does not yield the degree of CdTe net acceptor concentration necessary to reduce space charge width to its optimum value for n-p device operation. The thickest ZnTe:Cu layer investigated (1 mu m) yields the highest CdTe net acceptor concentration, lowest value of Jo, and highest Voc. However, performance is limited for this device by poor fill factor. We suggest poor fill factor is due to Cu-related acceptors compensating donors in CdS.

Gessert, T. A.; Asher, S.; Johnston, S.; Duda, A.; Young, M. R.; Moriarty, T.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exciton spectroscopy on single CdSe/ZnSe quantum dot photodiodes  

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We have investigated the properties of neutral and charged excitons in single CdSe/ZnSe QD photodiodes by @m-photoluminescence spectroscopy. By applying a bias voltage, we have been able to control the number of electrons in a single QD by shifting the ... Keywords: CdSe quantum dots, Photodiode, Stark effect

S. Michaelis de Vasconcellos; A. Pawlis; C. Arens; M. Panfilova; A. Zrenner; D. Schikora; K. Lischka

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation of ZnTe:Cu/Ti Contacts at High Temperature for CdS/CdTe Devices (Presentation)  

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The conclusions of this report are that Cu diffusion from a ZnTe:Cu contact causes good and bad things. The good (Cu in CdS < low 10{sup 18} cm{sup -3})--increase in CdTe N{sub A}-N{sub D} that leads to V{sub oc} and FF improvement. The bad (Cu in CdS > low 10{sup 18} cm{sup -3})--(1) possibly decreased of shunt resistance (?); (2) depletion width in CdTe can become too narrow for optimum current collection at J{sub MPP}; (3) donor reduction in CdS (significant FF loss in LIV); and (4) excessive Cu diffusion into CdS readily observed by red-light bias QE.

Gessert, T. A.; Asher, S.; Johnston, S.; Duda, A.; Young, M. R.; Moriarty, T.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long Electron-Hole Separation of ZnO-CdS Core-Shell Quantum Dots  

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The tunability of electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots (QDs) has been an important subject in nanotechnology. While control of the emission property of QDs in wavelength has been studied extensively, control of the emission lifetime of QDs has not been explored in depth. In this report, ZnO-CdS core-shell QDs were synthesized in a two-step process, in which we initially synthesized ZnO core particles, and then stepwise slow growth of CdS shells followed. The coating of a CdS shell on a ZnO core increased the exciton lifetime more than 100 times that of the core ZnO QD, and the lifetime was further extended as the thickness of shell increased. This long electron-hole recombination lifetime is due to a unique staggered band alignment between the ZnO core and CdS shell, so-called type II band alignment, where the carrier excitation holes and electrons are spatially separated at the core and shell, and the exciton lifetime becomes extremely sensitive to the thickness of the shell. Here, we demonstrated that the emission lifetime becomes controllable with the thickness of the shell in ZnO-CdS core-shell QDs. The longer excitonic lifetime of type II QDs could be beneficial in fluorescence-based sensors, medical imaging, solar cells photovoltaics, and lasers.

Xu, F.; Volkov, V.; Zhu, Y.; Bai, H.; Rea, A.; Valappil, N.V.; Su, W.; Gao, X.; Kuskovsky, I.L.; Matsui, H.

2009-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Luminescence of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots infiltrated into an opal matrix  

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The effect of the photonic band gap in the photonic crystal, the synthesized SiO{sub 2} opal with embedded CdSe/ZnS quantum dots, on its luminescence in the visible spectral region is studied. It is shown that the position of the photonic band gap in the luminescence and reflectance spectra for the infiltrated opal depends on the diameter of the constituent nanospheres and on the angle of recording the signal. The optimal conditions for embedding the CdSe/ZnS quantum dots from the solution into the opal matrix are determined. It is found that, for the opal-CdSe/ZnS nanocomposites, the emission intensity decreases and the luminescence decay time increases in the spatial directions, in which the spectral positions of the photonic band gap and the luminescence peak of the quantum dots coincide.

Gruzintsev, A. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Microelectronics Technology and Ultra-High-Purity Materials (Russian Federation)], E-mail: gran@ipmt-hpm.ac.ru; Emelchenko, G. A.; Masalov, V. M. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Solid State Physics (Russian Federation); Yakimov, E. E. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Microelectronics Technology and Ultra-High-Purity Materials (Russian Federation); Barthou, C.; Maitre, A. [Institut des NanoSciences (France)

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure Dependence of Creep in Zn and Cd  

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Bending creep in Zn is reported as a function of hydrostatic confining pressureP up to 8 kbars. The ratio of activation volume for creep to atomic volume

K. L. DeVries; P. Gibbs

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bright CdSe quantum dot inserted in single ZnSe nanowires  

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We report the evidence of CdSe quantum dot (QD) insertion in single defect-free ZnSe nanowire. These nanowires have been grown by molecular beam epitaxy in vapour-liquid-solid growth mode catalysed with gold particles. We developed a two-step process ... Keywords: µPL, Antibunching, CdSe, Correlation measurement, Micro photoluminescence, Polarisation, Single NW, Single QD, Single nanowire, Single nanowire heterostructures, Single quantum dot, TRPL, Time-resolved photoluminescence, Two-step process, ZnSe

A. Tribu; G. Sallen; T. Aichele; C. Bougerol; R. André; J. P. Poizat; S. Tatarenko; K. Kheng

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Epitaxial growth and photochemical annealing of graded CdS/ZnS shells on colloidal CdSe nanorods  

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We report the preparation and structural characterization of core/shell CdSe/CdS/ZnS nanorods. A graded shell of larger band gap is grown around CdSe rods using trioctylphosphine oxide as a surfactant. Interfacial segregation is used to preferentially deposit CdS near the core, providing relaxation of the strain at the core/shell interface. The reported synthesis allows for variation of the shell thickness between one and six monolayers, on core nanorods ranging from aspect ratios of 2:1 to 10:1. After an irreversible photochemical annealing process, the core/shell nanorods have increased quantum efficiencies and are stable in air under visible or UV excitation. In addition to their robust optical properties, these samples provide an opportunity for the study of the evolution of epitaxial strain as the shape of the core varies from nearly spherical to nearly cylindrical.

Manna, Liberato; Scher, Erik C.; Li, Liang-shi; Alivisatos, A. Paul

2002-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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FINAL REPORT OF RESEARCH ON CuxS/ (Cd,Zn)S PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY CONVERTERS 3/77 - 9/79  

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Cu X S/(Cd,Zn)S PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY CONVERTERS 3/77 -of Research on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Converters CuxSI(Cd

Chin, B.L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Excitons in single and double GaAs/AlGaAs/ZnSe/Zn(Cd)MnSe heterovalent quantum wells  

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Exciton photoluminescence spectra, photoluminescence excitation spectra, and magnetophotoluminescence spectra of single (GaAs/AlGaAs/ZnMnSe) and double (GaAs/AlGaAs/ZnSe/ZnCdMnSe) heterovalent quantum wells formed by molecular beam epitaxy are studied. It is shown that the exciton absorption spectrum of such quantum wells mainly reproduces the resonant exciton spectrum expected for usual quantum wells with similar parameters, while the radiative exciton recombination have substantial distinctions, in particular the additional localization mechanism determined by defects generated by heterovalent interface exists. The nature of these localization centers is not currently clarified; their presence leads to broadening of photoluminescence lines and to an increase in the Stokes shift between the peaks of luminescence and absorption, as well as determining the variation in the magnetic g factor of bound exciton complexes.

Toropov, A. A., E-mail: toropov@beam.ioffe.ru; Kaibyshev, V. Kh.; Terent'ev, Ya. V.; Ivanov, S. V.; Kop'ev, P. S. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute (Russian Federation)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Cu Diffusion from ZnTe:Cu/Ti Contacts on Carrier Lifetime of CdS/CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells: Preprint  

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We study the performance of CdS/CdTe thin film PV devices processed with a ZnTe:Cu/Ti contact to investigate how carrier lifetime in the CdTe layer is affected by Cu diffusion from the contact.

Gessert, T. A.; Metzger, W. K.; Asher, S. E.; Young, M. R.; Johnston, S.; Dhere, R. G.; Duda, A.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detector Performance of Ammonium-Sulfide-Passivated CdZnTe and CdMnTe Materials  

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Dark currents, including those in the surface and bulk, are the leading source of electronic noise in X-ray and gamma detectors, and are responsible for degrading a detector's energy resolution. The detector material itself determines the bulk leakage current; however, the surface leakage current is controllable by depositing appropriate passivation layers. In previous research, we demonstrated the effectiveness of surface passivation in CZT (CdZnTe) and CMT (CdMnTe) materials using ammonium sulfide and ammonium fluoride. In this research, we measured the effect of such passivation on the surface states of these materials, and on the performances of detectors made from them.

Kim, K.H.; Bolotnikov, A.E.; Camarda, G.S.; Marchini, L.; Yang, G.; Hossain, A.; Cui, Y.; Xu, L.; and James, R.B.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EGS4 calculations for a Cd-Zn-Te detector to measure synchrotron radiation at PEP-II  

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Calculations have been performed with the EGS4 Code System for a CdZnTe semiconductor detector to be used in background studies of synchrotron radiation at PEP-II. The simulations take into account K-shell fluorescent-photon production in a CdZnTe mixture, electron-hole pair collection and electronic-noise broadening. The results are compared with measurements made with encapsulated {sup 241}Am, {sup 133}Ba and {sup 109}Cd sources.

Nelson, W.R. [Stanford Univ., CA (US). Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; Borak, T.; Malchow, R.; Toki, W. [Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (US); Kadyk, J. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (US)

1997-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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EGS4 CALCULATIONS FOR A Cd-Zn-Te DETECTOR TO? y MEASURE SYNCHROTRON RADIATION AT PEP-II  

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Calculations have been performed with the EGS4 Code System for a CdZnTe semiconductor detector to be used in background studies of synchrotron radiation at PEP-II. The simulations take into account K-shell uorescent-photon production in a CdZnTe mixture, electron-hole pair collection and electronic-noise broadening. The results are compared with measurements made with encapsulated 241 Am, 133 Ba and 109 Cd sources.

W. R. Nelson; T. Borak; R. Malchow; W. Toki; J. Kadyk

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of CdTe and CdZnTe Detectors for Field Determination of Uranium Isotopic Enrichments  

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A performance comparison of a CdTe and a CdZnTe detector when exposed to uranium samples of various isotopic enrichments has been performed. These high-resolution detectors can assist in the rapid determination of uranium isotopic content of illicit material. Spectra were recorded from these room temperature semiconductor detectors with a portable multi-channel analyzer, both in the laboratory and in a field environment. Both detectors were operated below ambient temperature using the vendor supplied thermoelectric coolers. Both detectors had nominally the same active volume (18 mm3 for the CdZnTe and 25 mm3 for the CdTe detector) and resolution. Spectra of samples of known isotopic content were recorded at fixed geometries. An evaluation of potential signature g rays for the detection of enriched uranium was completed. Operational advantages and disadvantages of each detector are discussed. There is a need to improve the detection sensitivity during the interdiction of special nuclear materials (SNM) for increased homeland protection. It is essential to provide additional tools to first responders and law enforcement personnel for assessing nuclear and radiological threats.

Hofstetter, KJ

2004-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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CdTe and Cd0.9Zn0.1Te Crystal Growth and Characterization for Nuclear Spectrometers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large volume single crystals of CdTe and Cd0.9Zn0.1Te (CZT) have been grown by a controlled vertical Bridgman technique using in-house zone refined precursors and characterized through structural, electrical, optical, and spectroscopic methods. The grown crystals (diameter greater than or equal to 2.5 cm and length >10 cm) have shown promising characteristics for high-resolution room temperature solid-state radiation detectors due to their high resistivity (~1010 -cm for CdTe, and >1011 -cm for CZT) and good charge transport properties [ e ~ (2-5)x10-3 cm2/V]. The fabricated detectors in planar single element and Frisch collar configurations have shown very low leakage currents and high count rates for various sources, including Am-241, and Cs-137. The grown crystals have been further characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectroscopy (IR), and transmission two-modulator generalized ellipsometry (2-MGE). Details of the CdTe and CZT characterization results, detector fabrication steps, and testing with radiation sources are presented. The CdTe and CZT crystals have shown high prospects for low power rating solid-state nuclear spectrometers and medical imaging devices.

Mandal, Krishna [EIC Laboratories, Inc.; Kang, Sung Hoon [EIC Laboratories, Inc.; Choi, Michael [EIC Laboratories, Inc.; Wright, Gomez W [ORNL; Jellison Jr, Gerald Earle [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Heterogeneities in Detector-Grade CdZnTe Crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Synthetic Cd{sub 1-x}ZnxTe or 'CZT' crystals are highly suitable for g-spectrometers operating at room temperature. Secondary phases (SP) within CZT, presumed to be Te metal, have detrimental impacts on the charge collection efficiency of fabricated device. Using analytical techniques rather than arbitrary theoretical definitions, we identify two SP morphologies: (i) many void, 20-{mu}m 'negative' crystals with 65-nm nanoparticle residues of Si, Cd, Zn, and Te and (ii) 20-{mu}m hexagonal-shaped bodies, which are composites of metallic Te layers with cores of amorphous and polycrystalline CZT material that surround the voids.

Duff, M.; Hunter, D; Burger, A; Groza, M; Buliga, V; Bradley, J; Graham, G; Dai, Z; Lanzirotti, A; et. al.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical Properties of Point Defects in CdS and ZnS Thin-film PV ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Electrical Properties of Point Defects in CdS and ZnS Thin-film PV Buffer ... but whose band gap is too small for complete transparency to solar radiation.

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Experimental study of double-{beta} decay modes using a CdZnTe detector array  

SciTech Connect

An array of sixteen 1 cm{sup 3} CdZnTe semiconductor detectors was operated at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory (LNGS) to further investigate the feasibility of double-{beta} decay searches with such devices. As one of the double-{beta} decay experiments with the highest granularity the 4x4 array accumulated an overall exposure of 18 kg days. The setup and performance of the array is described. Half-life limits for various double-{beta} decay modes of Cd, Zn, and Te isotopes are obtained. No signal has been found, but several limits beyond 10{sup 20} years have been performed. They are an order of magnitude better than those obtained with this technology before and comparable to most other experimental approaches for the isotopes under investigation. An improved limit for the {beta}{sup +}/EC decay of {sup 120}Te is given.

Dawson, J. V. [Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologie, 10 rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris (France); Goessling, C.; Koettig, T.; Muenstermann, D.; Rajek, S.; Schulz, O. [Lehrstuhl fuer Experimentelle Physik IV, Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Otto-Hahn Str. 4, D-44227 Dortmund (Germany); Janutta, B.; Zuber, K. [Institut fuer Kern- und Teilchenphysik, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Zellescher Weg 19, D-01069 Dresden (Germany); Junker, M. [Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi (Italy); Reeve, C. [University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH (United Kingdom); Wilson, J. R. [University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

37

Removal of Zn or Cd and cyanide from cyanide electroplating wastes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is described for the efficient stripping of stable complexes of a selected quaternary amine and a cyanide of Zn or Cd. An alkali metal hydroxide solution such as NaOH or KOH will quantitatively strip a pregnant extract of the quaternary ammonium complex of its metal and cyanide content and regenerate a quaternary ammonium hydroxide salt which can be used for extracting further metal cyanide values.

Moore, Fletcher L. (Knoxville, TN)

1977-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum-confinement versus strain effects in the Zn(Cd)S(Se) family of superlattices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have investigated the quantum-confinement (QC) and strain effects on the band structures of the Zn(Cd)S(Se) family of binary-compound superlattices (SLs); particularly those with common anions and with common cations. All the studied cases of SLs ... Keywords: 71.20.Nr, 71.55.Gs, 73.21.Fg, 73.61.Ga, II-VI semiconductors, Semiconductor compounds, Superlattices

Ihab M. Obaidat; Nacir Tit

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carrier dynamics and activation energy of CdTe quantum dots in a Cd{sub x}Zn{sub 1-x}Te quantum well  

SciTech Connect

We investigate the optical properties of CdTe quantum dots (QDs) in a Cd{sub 0.3}Zn{sub 0.7}Te quantum well (QW) grown on GaAs (100) substrates. Carrier dynamics of CdTe/ZnTe QDs and quantum dots-in-a-well (DWELL) structure is studied using time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) measurements, which show the longer exciton lifetime of the DWELL structure. The activation energy of the electrons confined in the DWELL structure, as obtained from the temperature-dependent PL spectra, was also higher than that of electrons confined in the CdTe/ZnTe QDs. This behavior is attributed to the better capture of carriers into QDs within the surrounding QW.

Han, W. I.; Lee, J. H.; Yu, J. S.; Choi, J. C. [Department of Physics, Yonsei University, Wonju 220-710 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, H. S. [Advanced Photonics Research Institute, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Band offsets for mismatched interfaces: The special case of ZnO on CdTe (001)  

SciTech Connect

High-quality planar interfaces between ZnO and CdTe would be useful in optoelectronic applications, but appear difficult to achieve given the rather different crystal structures (CdTe is zinc blende with cubic lattice constant a = 6.482 Å, ZnO is hexagonal wurtzite with a = 3.253 Å and c = 5.213 Å.) However, ZnO has been reported to occur in some epitaxially stabilized films in the zinc blende structure with an fcc primitive lattice constant close to the hexagonal a value. Observing that this value equals half of the CdTe cubic lattice constant to within 1%, we propose that (001)-oriented cubic ZnO films could be grown epitaxially on a CdTe (001) surface in an R45° ?2??2 configuration. Many terminations and alignments (in-plane fractional translations) are possible, and we describe density-functional total-energy electronic-structure calculations on several configurations to identify the most likely form of the interface, and to predict valence-band offsets between CdTe and ZnO in each case. Growth of ZnO on Te-terminated CdTe (001) is predicted to produce small or even negative (CdTe below ZnO) valence band offsets, resulting in a Type I band alignment. Growth on Cd-terminated CdTe is predicted to produce large positive offsets for a type II alignment as needed, for example, in solar cells. We also describe recent experiments that corroborate some of these predictions.

Jaffe, John E.; Kaspar, Tiffany C.; Droubay, Timothy; Varga, Tamas

2013-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Synchrotron radiation x-ray absorption fine-structure and Raman studies on CdZnTe ternary alloys  

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The synchrotron radiation (SR) X-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy (XAFS) technology has been employed to obtained Zn K-edge absorption spectra for Cd1[subscript 1-x]Zn[subscript x]Te alloy with x = 0.03, 0.10, ...

Becla, Piotr

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Electrical Characterization of Cu Composition Effects in CdS/CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells with a ZnTe:Cu Back Contact: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We study the effects of Cu composition on the CdTe/ZnTe:Cu back contact and the bulk CdTe. For the back contact, its potential barrier decreases with Cu concentration while its saturation current density increases. For the bulk CdTe, the hole density increases with Cu concentration. We identify a Cu-related deep level at {approx}0.55 eV whose concentration is significant when the Cu concentration is high. The device performance, which initially increases with Cu concentration then decreases, reflects the interplay between the positive influences and negative influences (increasing deep levels in CdTe) of Cu.

Li, J. V.; Duenow, J. N.; Kuciauskas, D.; Kanevce, A.; Dhere, R. G.; Young, M. R.; Levi, D. H.

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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Effect of heteroboundary spreading on the properties of exciton states in Zn(Cd)Se/ZnMgSSe quantum wells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Exciton states in Zn(Cd)Se/ZnMgSSe quantum wells with different diffusion spreading of interfaces are studied by optical spectroscopy methods. It is shown that the emission spectrum of quantum wells at low temperatures is determined by free excitons and bound excitons on neutral donors. The nonlinear dependence of the stationary photoluminescence intensity on the excitation power density and the biexponential luminescence decay are explained by the neutralization of charged defects upon photoexcitation of heterostructures. With the stationary illumination on, durable (about 40 min) reversible changes in the reflection coefficient near the exciton resonances of quantum wells are observed. It is shown that, along with the shift of exciton levels, the spreading of heteroboundaries leads to three effects: an increase in the excitonphonon interaction, an increase in the energy shift between the emission lines of free and bound excitons, and a decrease in the decay time of exciton luminescence in a broad temperature range. The main reasons for these effects are discussed.

Adiyatullin, A. F., E-mail: bert-sp@yandex.ru; Belykh, V. V.; Kozlovsky, V. I.; Krivobok, V. S., E-mail: krivobok@lebedev.ru; Martovitsky, V. P.; Nikolaev, S. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heating, Ion-Beam Milling, and ZnTe:Cu Deposition on the Spectroscopic Cathodoluminescence of Polycrystalline CdTe: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Presented at the 2001 NCPV Program Review Meeting: Cathodoluminescence used to study evolution of electro-optical properties of back surface of CdS/CdTe during initial steps of fabricating NREL ZnTe:Cu contact.

Gessert, T. A.; Romero, M. J.; Asher, S. E.

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Sub-Bandgap Illumination on the Internal Electric Field of CdZnTe  

SciTech Connect

Post-growth manipulation of the internal electric field in CdZnTe crystals using sub-bandgap illumination is measured as a function of temperature through infrared (IR) transmission measurements. Using near sub-bandgap IR illumination, both the optical de-trapping of charge carriers and the reduction in carrier recombination increased the mobility lifetime in the crystal. The increased carrier transport is a direct result of decreased hole and electron trapping in addition to other underlying mechanisms. Concentration of the electric field near the cathode is also observed. We measured the electric field distribution with sub-bandgap illumination as a function of temperature via the Pockels effect.

Washington, A.

2011-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-Induced Tellurium Enrichment on CdZnTe Crystal Surfaces Detected by Raman Spectroscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CdZnTe (CZT) crystals can be grown under controlled conditions to produce high-quality crystals to be used as room-temperature radiation detectors. Even the best crystal growth methods result in defects, such as tellurium secondary phases, that affect the crystal's performance. In this study, CZT crystals were analyzed by micro-Raman spectroscopy. The growth of Te rich areas on the surface was induced by low-power lasers. The growth was observed versus time with low-power Raman scattering and was observed immediately under higher-power conditions. The detector response was also measured after induced Te enrichment.

Hawkins, Samantha A.; Villa-Aleman, Eliel; Duff, Martine C.; Hunter, Doug B.; Burger, Arnold; Groza, Michael; Buliga, Vladimir; Black, David R. (SRNL); (NIST); (Fisk U)

2008-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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POLARIZATION STUDIES OF CdZnTe DETECTORS USING SYNCHROTRON X-RAY RADIATION.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New results on the effects of small-scale defects on the charge-carrier transport in single-crystal CdZnTe (CZT) material were produced. We conducted detailed studies of the role of Te inclusions in CZT by employing a highly collimated synchrotron x-ray radiation source available at Brookhaven's National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS). We were able to induce polarization effects by irradiating specific areas with the detector. These measurements allowed the first quantitative comparison between areas that are free of Te inclusions and those with a relatively high concentration of inclusions. The results of these polaration studies will be reported.

CAMARDA,G.S.; BOLOTNIKOV, A.E.; CUI, Y.; HOSSAIN, A.; JAMES, R.B.

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synchrotron X-ray Based Characterization of CdZnTe Crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Synthetic CdZnTe (CZT) crystals can be used for the room temperature-based detection of gamma radiation. Structural/morphological heterogeneities within CZT, such as secondary phases (namely, precipitates and inclusions), can negatively affect detector performance. We used a synchrotron-based x-ray technique, specifically extended x-ray absorption fine-structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy, to determine whether there are differences on a local structural level between intact CZT of high and low radiation detector performance. These studies were complemented by data on radiation detector performance and transmission infrared (IR) imaging. The EXAFS studies revealed no detectable local structural differences between the two types of CZT materials.

Duff,M.; Hunter, D.; Nuessle, P.; Black, D.; Burdette, H.; Woicik, J.; Burger, A.; Groza, M.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard x-ray response of a CdZnTe ring-drift detector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present the results of an experimental study of a special type of CdZnTedetector of hard x and ? rays—a ring-drift detector. The device consists of a double ring electrode structure surrounding a central point anode with a guard plane surrounding the outer anode ring. The detector can be operated in two distinctively different modes of charge collection—pseudohemispherical and pseudodrift. We study the detector response profiles obtained by scanning the focused x-ray beam over the whole detector area

A. Owens; R. den Hartog; F. Quarati; V. Gostilo; V. Kondratjev; A. Loupilov; A. G. Kozorezov; J. K. Wigmore; A. Webb; E. Welter

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

Reduction of surface leakage current by surface passivation of CdZn Te and other materials using hyperthermal oxygen atoms  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Reduction of surface leakage current by surface passivation of Cd.sub.1-x Zn.sub.x Te and other materials using hyperthermal oxygen atoms. Surface effects are important in the performance of CdZnTe room-temperature radiation detectors used as spectrometers since the dark current is often dominated by surface leakage. A process using high-kinetic-energy, neutral oxygen atoms (.about.3 eV) to treat the surface of CdZnTe detectors at or near ambient temperatures is described. Improvements in detector performance include significantly reduced leakage current which results in lower detector noise and greater energy resolution for radiation measurements of gamma- and X-rays, thereby increasing the accuracy and sensitivity of measurements of radionuclides having complex gamma-ray spectra, including special nuclear materials.

Hoffbauer, Mark A. (Los Alamos, NM); Prettyman, Thomas H. (Los Alamos, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical transitions in Cd{sub x}Hg{sub 1-x}Te-based quantum wells and their analysis with account for the actual band structure of the material  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Quantum-confinement levels in a Cd{sub x}Hg{sub 1-x}Te-based rectangular quantum well are calculated in the framework of the four-band Kane model taking into account mixing between the states of electrons and three types of holes (heavy, light, and spin-split holes). Comparison of the calculation results with experimental data on the photoluminescence of Cd{sub x}Hg{sub 1-x}Te-based quantum wells suggests that optical transitions involving the conduction and light-hole bands are possibly observed in the spectra.

Bazhenov, N. L., E-mail: bazhnil.ivom@mail.ioffe.ru; Shilyaev, A. V.; Mynbaev, K. D.; Zegrya, G. G. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring charge trap occupation and energy level in CdSe/ZnS quantum dots using a scanning tunneling microscope  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We use a scanning tunneling microscope to probe single-electron charging phenomena in individual CdSe/ZnS (core/shell) quantum dots (QDs) at room temperature. The QDs are deposited on top of a bare Au thin film and form a ...

Bulovic, Vladimir

54

Analytical model for event reconstruction in coplanar grid CdZnTe detectors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Coplanar-grid (CPG) particle detectors were designed for materials such as CdZnTe (CZT) in which charge carriers of only one sign have acceptable transport properties. The presence of two independent anode signals allows for a reconstruction of deposited energy based on the difference between the two signals, and a reconstruction of the interaction depth based on the ratio of the amplitudes of the sum and difference of the signals. Energy resolution is greatly improved by modifying the difference signal with an empirically determined weighting factor to correct for the effects of electron trapping. In this paper is introduced a modified interaction depth reconstruction formula which corrects for electron trapping utilizing the same weighting factor used for energy reconstruction. The improvement of this depth reconstruction over simpler formulas is demonstrated. Further corrections due to the contribution of hole transport to the signals are discussed.

Matthew Fritts; Jürgen Durst; Thomas Göpfert; Thomas Wester; Kai Zuber

2012-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytical model for event reconstruction in coplanar grid CdZnTe detectors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Coplanar-grid (CPG) particle detectors were designed for materials such as CdZnTe (CZT) in which charge carriers of only one sign have acceptable transport properties. The presence of two independent anode signals allows for a reconstruction of deposited energy based on the difference between the two signals, and a reconstruction of the interaction depth based on the ratio of the amplitudes of the sum and difference of the signals. Energy resolution is greatly improved by modifying the difference signal with an empirically determined weighting factor to correct for the effects of electron trapping. In this paper is introduced a modified interaction depth reconstruction formula which corrects for electron trapping utilizing the same weighting factor used for energy reconstruction. The improvement of this depth reconstruction over simpler formulas is demonstrated. Further corrections due to the contribution of hole transport to the signals are discussed.

Fritts, Matthew; Göpfert, Thomas; Wester, Thomas; Zuber, Kai

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of detector grade CdZnTe material from Redlen Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CdZnTe (or CZT) crystals can be used in a variety of detector-type applications. This large band gap material shows great promise for use as a gamma radiation spectrometer. Historically, the performance of CZT has typically been adversely affected by point defects, structural and compositional heterogeneities within the crystals, such as twinning, pipes, grain boundaries (polycrystallinity) and secondary phases (SP). The synthesis of CZT material has improved greatly with the primary performance limitation being attributed to mainly SP. In this presentation, we describe the extensive characterization of detector grade material that has been treated with post growth annealing to remove the SPs. Some of the analytical methods used in this study included polarized, cross polarized and transmission IR imaging, I-V curves measurements, synchrotron X-ray topography and electron microscopy.

Duff, Martine C.; Burger, Arnold; Groza, Michael; Buliga, Vladimir; Bradley, John P.; Dai, Zurong R.; Teslich, Nick; Black, David R.; Awadalla, Salah A.; Mackenzie, Jason; Chen, Henry (Redlen); (SRNL); (LLNL); (NIST); (Fisk U)

2008-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Extended Defects in Planar and Pixelated CdZnTe Detectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We evaluated a spectroscopy-grade 15 x 15 x 7 mm{sup 3} CdZnTe (CZT) crystal with a high {mu}{tau}-product, > 10{sup -2} cm{sup 2}/V, but impaired by microscopic extended defects, such as walls of dislocations, low-angle and sub-grain boundaries, and Te inclusions. First, we evaluated a planar detector fabricated from this crystal using a Microscale X-ray Detector Mapping (MXDM) technique. Then, we fabricated from the same crystal a pixel detector to study local non-uniformities of the electric field. The measured X-ray response maps confirmed the presence of non-uniformities in the charge transport, and they showed that the global- and local-distortions of the internal E-field correlated to the extended defects and space-charge buildup on the side surfaces.

C Camarda; K Andreini; A Bolotnikov; Y Cui; A Hossain; R Gul; K Kim; L Marchini; L Xu; et al.

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlations Between Crystal Defects and Performance of CdZnTe Detectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Poor crystallinity remains a major problem affecting the availability and cost of CdZnTe (CZT) detectors. Point defects are responsible for small gradual charge loss and correlated with the electron clouds' drift times, which allows electronic correction of the output signals to achieve high spectral-resolution even with large-volume CZT detectors. In contrast, extended defects causes significant charge losses, which typically are uncorrelated, and, thus, result in much greater fluctuations of the output signals that cannot be corrected. Although extended defects do not affect all the interaction events, their fraction rapidly increases with the crystal's thickness and volume. In this paper, we summarize our recent results from testing CZT material and detectors that emphasize the particular roles of two types of extended defects, and their contributions to the device's overall performance.

A Bolotnikov; S Babalola; G Camarda; Y Cui; R Gul; S Egarievwe; P Fochuk; M Fuerstnau; J Horace; et al.

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Characteristics of Frisch-Ring CdZnTe Detectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The performance characteristics of Frisch-ring CdZnTe (CZT) detectors are described and compared with other types of CZT devices. The Frisch-ring detector is a bar-shaped CZT crystal with a geometrical aspect ratio of /spl sim/1:2. The side surfaces of the detector are coated with an insulating layer followed by a metal layer deposited directly upon the insulator. The simple design operates as a single-carrier device. Despite the simplicity of this approach, its performance depends on many factors that are still not fully understood. We describe results of testing several detectors fabricated from CZT material produced by different vendors and compare the results with numerical simulations of these devices.

Bolotnikov,A.; Camarda, G.; Carini, G.; Fiederle, M.; Li, L.; McGregor, D.; McNeil, W.; Wright, G.; James, R.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic and Optical Properties of Spinel TCOs: Cd2SnO4, Zn2SnO4, and CdIn2O4  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Using the band-structure method, we have studied the electronic and optical properties of the transparent conducting oxides SnZn2O4, SnCd2O4, and CdIn2O4. We analyzed the atomic and orbital characters of the band edge states and explained the general trends observed in the fundamental band gap, the optical band gap, the energy difference between the first and the second conduction bands, and the electron effective mass. General rules for designing more efficient transparent conducting oxides are proposed.

Wei, S. H.; Segev, D.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of separate ZnTe interface layers to form OHMIC contacts to p-CdTe films  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of improving electrical contact to a thin film of a p-type tellurium-containing II-VI semiconductor comprising: depositing a first undoped layer of ZnTe on a thin film of p-type tellurium containing II-VI semiconductor with material properties selected to limit the formation of potential barriers at the interface between the p-CdTe and the undoped layer, to a thickness sufficient to control diffusion of the metallic-doped ZnTe into the p-type tellurim-containing II-VI semiconductor, but thin enough to minimize affects of series resistance; depositing a second heavy doped p-type ZnTe layer to the first layer using an appropriate dopant; and depositing an appropriate metal onto the outer-most surface of the doped ZnTe layer for connecting an external electrical conductor to an ohmic contact.

Gessert, Timothy A. (Conifer, CO)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge transport properties in CdZnTe detectors grown by the vertical Bridgman technique  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presently, a great amount of effort is being devoted to the development of CdTe and CdZnTe (CZT) detectors for a large variety of applications such as medical, industrial, and space research. We present the spectroscopic properties of some CZT crystals grown by the standard vertical Bridgman method and by the boron oxide encapsulated vertical Bridgman method, which has been recently implemented at IMEM-CNR (Parma, Italy). In this technique, the crystal is grown in an open quartz crucible fully encapsulated by a thin layer of liquid boron oxide. This method prevents contact between the crystal and the crucible, thereby allowing larger single grains with a lower dislocation density to be obtained. Several mono-electrode detectors were realized, with each having two planar gold contacts. The samples are characterized by an active area of about 7 mm x 7 mm and thicknesses ranging from 1 to 2 mm. The charge transport properties of the detectors have been studied by mobility-lifetime ({mu} x {tau}) product measurements, carried out at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Grenoble, France) in the planar transverse field configuration, where the impinging beam direction is orthogonal to the collecting electric field. We have performed several fine scans between the electrodes with a beam spot of 10 {mu}m x 10 {mu}m at various energies from 60 to 400 keV. In this work, we present the test results in terms of the ({mu} x {tau}) product of both charge carriers.

Auricchio, N.; Caroli, E. [INAF/IASF-Bologna, Bologna, 40129 (Italy); Marchini, L.; Zappettini, A. [IMEM-CNR, Parma, 43100 (Italy); Abbene, L. [DIFI, University of Palermo, Palermo, 90128 (Italy); Honkimaki, V. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, 38000 (France)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Hybridization of CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dot on InGaN Light-Emitting Diodes for Color Conversion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have demonstrated the fabrication and characterization of hybrid CdSe/ZnS quantum dot (QD)-InGaN blue LEDs. The chemically synthesized red light (lambda = 623 nm) QD solutions with different concentrations were dropped onto the blue InGaN LEDs with ... Keywords: CdSe/ZnS quantum dots, CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QDs), InGaN quantum well and hybrid LEDs, InGaN quantum well and hybrid light-emitting diodes

Ying-Chih Chen; Chun-Yuan Huang; Yan-Kuin Su; Wen-Liang Li; Chia-Hsien Yeh; Yu-Cheng Lin

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Fate of MAb targeted Cd125mTe/ZnS nanoparaticles in vivo  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nanoparticles (NP) have potential as carriers for drugs and radioisotopes. Quantitative measures of NP biodistribution in vivo are needed to determine the effectiveness of these carriers. We have used a model system of radiolabeled quantum dots to document the competition between efficient vascular targeting and interaction of the NP with the reticuloendothelial (RE) system. We have prepared (125m)Te-labeled CdTe NP that are capped with ZnS. Te-125m has a half-life and decay characteristics very similar to those for (125)I. The synthesized particles are stable in aqueous solution and are derivatized with mercaptoacetic acid and then conjugated with specific antibody. To evaluate specific targeting, we used the monoclonal antibody MAb 201B that binds to murine thrombomodulin expressed in the lumen of lung blood vessels. The MAb-targeted NP were tested for targeting performance in vivo using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) imaging, tissue autoradiography and standard organ biodistribution techniques. Biodistribution was also determined in mice that had been depleted of phagocytic cells by use of clodronate-loaded liposomes. Cd(125m)Te/ZnS NP coupled with MAb 201B retained radioisotope and antibody activity and accumulated in lung (>400% injected dose [ID]/g) within 1 h of intravenous injection. Control antibody-coupled NP did not accumulate in lung (<10% ID/g) but accumulated in liver and spleen. Images from microSPECT/CT and autoradiography studies of the targeted NP document this specific uptake and demonstrate uniform distribution in lung with minor accumulation in liver and spleen. Within a few hours, a large fraction of lung-targeted NP redistributed to spleen and liver or was excreted. We hypothesized that NP attract phagocytic cells that engulfed and removed them from circulation. This was confirmed by comparing biodistribution of targeted NP in normal mice versus those depleted of phagocytic cells. In mice treated with clodronate liposomes, accumulation of NP in liver was reduced by fivefold, while accumulation in lung at 1 h was enhanced by approximately 50%. By 24 h, loss of the targeted NP from lung was inhibited by several-fold, while accumulation in liver and spleen remained constant. Thus, the treated mice had a much larger accumulation and retention of the NP at the target site and a decrease in dose to other organs except spleen. Nanoparticles composed of CdTe, labeled with (125m)Te and capped with ZnS, can be targeted with MAb to sites in the lumen of lung vasculature. In clodronate-treated mice, which have a temporary depletion of phagocytic cells, accumulation in liver was reduced dramatically, whereas that in spleen was not. The targeting to lung was several-fold more efficient in clodronate-treated mice due to larger initial accumulation and better retention of the MAb-targeted NP at that site. This model system indicates that targeting of NP preparations is a competition between the effectiveness of the targeting agent and the natural tendency for RE uptake of the particles. Temporary inhibition of the RE system may enhance the usefulness of NP for drug and radioisotope delivery.

Kennel, Steve J [ORNL; Woodward, Jonathan [ORNL; Rondinone, Adam Justin [ORNL; Wall, Jonathan [ORNL; Mirzadeh, Saed [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembled formation and transformation of In/CdZnTe(110) nano-rings into camel-humps  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We used in situ scanning tunneling microscopy to monitor in real time the formation of nano-rings at the molecular beam epitaxially grown In/CdZnTe(110) surface, and Auger electron spectroscopy to explore the corresponding compositional changes. In-diffusion of In and segregation of Cd to the surface in course of annealing lead to a formation of elliptically distorted nano-rings, elongated along the fast [110] diffusion direction. Exacerbated diffusion anisotropy in the liquid state, at temperatures above the melting point of In, further distorts the nano-rings into a camel-hump shape.

Cohen-Taguri, G. [School of Mechanical Engineering and Materials and Nanotechnologies Program, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel); Ruzin, A. [School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel); Goldfarb, I. [School of Mechanical Engineering and Materials and Nanotechnologies Program, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel); Research Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel)

2012-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser irradiation effects on the CdTe/ZnTe quantum dot structure studied by Raman and AFM spectroscopy  

SciTech Connect

Micro-Raman spectroscopy has been applied to investigate the impact of laser irradiation on semiconducting CdTe/ZnTe quantum dots (QDs) structures. A reference sample (without dots) was also studied for comparison. Both samples were grown by molecular beam epitaxy technique on the p-type GaAs substrate. The Raman spectra have been recorded for different time of a laser exposure and for various laser powers. The spectra for both samples exhibit peak related to the localized longitudinal (LO) ZnTe phonon of a wavenumber equal to 210 cm{sup -1}. For the QD sample, a broad band corresponding to the LO CdTe phonon related to the QD-layer appears at a wavenumber of 160 cm{sup -1}. With increasing time of a laser beam exposure and laser power, the spectra get dominated by tellurium-related peaks appearing at wavenumbers around 120 cm{sup -1} and 140 cm{sup -1}. Simultaneously, the ZnTe surface undergoes rising damage, with the formation of Te aggregates at the pinhole edge as reveal atomic force microscopy observations. Local temperature of irradiated region has been estimated from the anti-Stokes/Stokes ratio of the Te modes intensity and it was found to be close or exceeding ZnTe melting point. Thus, the laser damage can be explained by the ablation process.

Zielony, E.; Placzek-Popko, E.; Henrykowski, A.; Gumienny, Z.; Kamyczek, P.; Jacak, J. [Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw (Poland); Nowakowski, P.; Karczewski, G. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Bulk and Surface Conductivity on the Performance of CdZnTe Pixel Detectors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We studied the effects of bulk and surface conductivity on the performance of high-resistivity CdZnTe (CZT) pixel detectors with Pt contacts. We emphasize the difference in mechanisms of the bulk and surface conductivity as indicated by their different temperature behaviors. In addition, the existence of a thin (10-100 A) oxide layer on the surface of CZT, formed during the fabrication process, affects both bulk and surface leakage currents. We demonstrate that the measured I-V dependencies of bulk current can be explained by considering the CZT detector as a metal-semiconductor-metal system with two back-to-back Schottky-barrier contacts. The high surface leakage current is apparently due to the presence of a low-resistivity surface layer that has characteristics which differ considerably from those of the bulk material. This surface layer has a profound effect on the charge collection efficiency in detectors with multi-contact geometry; some fraction of the electric field lines originated on the cathode int...

Bolotnikov, A E; Cook, W R; Harrison, F A; Kuvvetli, I; Schindler, S; Bolotnikov, Aleksey E.; Cook, Walter R.; Harrison, Fiona A.; Kuvvetli, Irfan; Schindler, Stephen M.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of a parallel hole collimator/CdZnTe gamma-camera architecture for scintimammography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: Small field-of-view CdZnTe (CZT) gamma cameras are increasingly studied for breast lesion detection to complement mammography or ultrasonographic findings. However, in classical collimation configurations, they remain limited by the trade-off between spatial resolution and sensitivity. The HiSens architecture was proposed to overcome these limitations. Using an accurate 3D localization of the interactions inside the detector, this architecture leads to a gain in sensitivity without loss in spatial resolution. In this article, the relevance of the HiSens architecture for planar scintimammography is studied. Methods: A detective quantum efficiency (DQE) computation method is developed and used to optimize the dimensioning of a parallel hole collimator dedicated to scintimammography. Based on the DQE curves, the impact of the collimator-to-detector distance is studied. Two algorithms are proposed to combine data acquired with different collimator-to-detector distances. Results: It is shown that CZT detector virtual pixelization increases system sensitivity by 3.3 while preserving a standard LEHR spatial resolution. The introduction of a gap between the CZT detector and the collimator is useful to modulate the DQE curve shape. The combination of data acquired using different gaps in the image formation process leads to enhanced restoration of the frequency content of the images, resulting in image contrast and spatial resolution improvements. Conclusions: Acquisition duration or injected activity could be markedly reduced if the HiSens architecture with an appropriate collimator-detector gap were used.

Robert, Charlotte; Montemont, Guillaume; Rebuffel, Veronique; Verger, Loieck; Buvat, Irene [CEA-LETI-MINATEC, F38054 Grenoble (France); IMNC-UMR 8165 CNRS, Universites Paris 7 et 11, Batiment 440, 91406 Orsay (France)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Topography to Characterize Surface Damage on CdZnTe Crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Synthetic CdZnTe or 'CZT' crystals can be used for room temperature detection of {gamma}-radiation. Structural/morphological heterogeneities within CZT, such as twinning, secondary phases (often referred to as inclusions or precipitates), and poly-crystallinity can affect detector performance. As part of a broader study using synchrotron radiation techniques to correlate detector performance to microstructure, x-ray topography (XRT) has been used to characterize CZT crystals. We have found that CZT crystals almost always have a variety of residual surface damage, which interferes with our ability to observe the underlying microstructure for purposes of crystal quality evaluation. Specific structures are identifiable as resulting from fabrication processes and from handling and shipping of sample crystals. Etching was found to remove this damage; however, our studies have shown that the radiation detector performance of the etched surfaces was inferior to the as-polished surface due to higher surface currents which result in more peak tailing and less energy resolution. We have not fully investigated the effects of the various types of inducible damage on radiation detector performance. (authors)

Black, David; Woicik, Joseph [NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland (United States); Duff, Martine C.; Hunter, Douglas B. [SRNL, Aiken, South Carolina (United States); Burger, Arnold; Groza, Michael [Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Te inclusions on the performance of CdZnTe radiation detectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Te inclusions existing at high concentrations in CdZnTe (CZT) material can degrade the performance of CZT detectors. These microscopic defects trap the free electrons generated by incident radiation, so entailing significant fluctuations in the total collected charge and thereby strongly affecting the energy resolution of thick (long-drift) detectors. Such effects were demonstrated in thin planar detectors, and, in many cases, they proved to be the dominant cause of the low performance of thick detectors, wherein the fluctuations in the charge losses accumulate along the charge's drift path. We continued studying this effect using different tools and techniques. We employed a dedicated beamline recently established at BNL's National Synchrotron Light Source for characterizing semiconductor radiation detectors, along with an IR transmission microscope system, the combination of which allowed us to correlate the concentration of defects with the devices performances. We present here our new results from testing over 50 CZT samples grown by different techniques. Our goals are to establish tolerable limits on the size and concentrations of these detrimental Te inclusions in CZT material, and to provide feedback to crystal growers to reduce their numbers in the material.

Bolotnikov,A.E.; Abdul-Jabber, N. M.; Babalola, O. S.; Camarda, G. S.; Cui, Y.; Hossain, A. M.; Jackson, E. M.; Jackson, H. C.; James, J. A.; Kohman, K. T.; Luryi, A. L.; James, R. B.

2008-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Topography to Characterize Surface Damage on CdZnTe Crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Synthetic CdZnTe or 'CZT' crystals can be used for room temperature detection of {gamma}-radiation. Structural/morphological heterogeneities within CZT, such as twinning, secondary phases (often referred to as inclusions or precipitates), and poly-crystallinity can affect detector performance. As part of a broader study using synchrotron radiation techniques to correlate detector performance to microstructure, x-ray topography (XRT) has been used to characterize CZT crystals. We have found that CZT crystals almost always have a variety of residual surface damage, which interferes with our ability to observe the underlying microstructure for purposes of crystal quality evaluation. Specific structures are identifiable as resulting from fabrication processes and from handling and shipping of sample crystals. Etching was found to remove this damage; however, our studies have shown that the radiation detector performance of the etched surfaces was inferior to the as-polished surface due to higher surface currents which result in more peak tailing and less energy resolution. We have not fully investigated the effects of the various types of inducible damage on radiation detector performance.

Black, David; Woicik, Joseph; Duff, Martine C.; Hunter, Douglas B.; Burger, Arnold; Groza, Michael (SRNL); (SBU); (NIST); (Fisk U)

2008-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the Effect of I-ZnO Window Layer on the Device Performance of the Cd-Free CIGS Based Solar Cells (Poster)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This research work focuses on preparing Cd-free CIGS based solar cells with intrinsic high resistivity ZnO (I-ZnO) films deposited by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) technique at different deposition substrate temperature and I-ZnO film thickness, and the effect of the prior treatment of CIGS films by ammonium hydroxide (NH4OH) diluted solution on the device performance.

Hasoon, F. S.; al-Thani, H. A.; Li, X.; Kanevce, A.; Perkins, C.; Asher, S.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the Effect of I-ZnO Window Layer on the Device Performance of the Cd-Free CIGS Based Solar Cells: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper focuses on preparing Cd-free, CIGS-based solar cells with intrinsic high resistivity ZnO (I-ZnO) films deposited by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) technique at different deposition substrate temperature and I-ZnO film thickness, and the effect of the prior treatment of CIGS films by ammonium hydroxide (NH4OH) diluted solution on the device performance.

Hasoon, F. S.; Al-Thani, H. A.; Li, X.; Kanevce, A.; Perkins, C.; Asher, S.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Structural Transition Behavior of CdSe/ZnS Core/shell Quantum Dots under High Pressure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The structural phase transition of CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dots (QDs) has been studied by in situ angle-dispersive X-ray diffraction under high pressure up to 53.6?GPa. The CdSe core transforms from wurtzite to rock-salt structure near 6.3?GPa and then to Cmcm or distorted Cmcm structure probably occurs at 45.1?GPa which has not been observed in CdSe nanomaterials before. The critical pressure from wurtzite to rock-salt and the bulk modulus of rock-salt phase are much higher than those for bulky and uncapped nanoparticle CdSe. The released sample can be kept in rock-salt phase for a certain time, verified by photoluminescence (PL) spectra, quite different from the reversible transition for pure CdSe. A reasonable interpretation of the experimental phenomena is given by comparing the bulk modulus of the core and shell and studying the stress sate of the core after decompression. Our study suggests that capping a hard shell is an effective approach to quench the high pressure phase of nanomaterial with a reversible phase transition.

Z Li; L Wang; B Liu; J Wang; B Liu; Q Li; B Zou; T Cui; Y Meng; H Mao

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Point Defects in Pb-, Bi-, and In-Doped CdZnTe Detectors:Deep-Level Transient Spectroscopy (DLTS) Measurements  

SciTech Connect

We studied, by current deep-level transient spectroscopy (I-DLTS), point defects induced in CdZnTe detectors by three dopants: Pb, Bi, and In. Pb-doped CdZnTe detectors have a new acceptor trap at around 0.48 eV. The absence of a V{sub Cd} trap suggests that all Cd vacancies are compensated by Pb interstitials after they form a deep-acceptor complex [[Pb{sub Cd}]{sup +}-V{sub Cd}{sup 2-}]{sup -}. Bi-doped CdZnTe detectors had two distinct traps: a shallow trap at around 36 meV and a deep donor trap at around 0.82 eV. In detectors doped with In, we noted three well-known traps: two acceptor levels at around 0.18 eV (A-centers) and 0.31 eV (V{sub Cd}), and a deep trap at around 1.1 eV.

Bolotnikov A.; GUL, R.; KEETER, K.; RODRIGUEZ, R.; BOLOTNIKOV, A.E.; HOSSAIN, A.; CAMARDA, G.S.; KIM, K.H.; YANG, Y.; CUI, Y.; CARCELEN, V.; FRANC, J.; LI, Z.; JAMES, R.B.

2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Conversion of the trace elements Zn, Cd, and Pb in the combustion of near-Moscow coals  

SciTech Connect

A model for the conversion of trace elements in the combustion of near-Moscow coals based on a complex approach combining the capabilities of geochemistry, chemical thermodynamics, phase analysis, and chemical kinetics is proposed. The conversion of the trace elements Zn, Cd, and Pb as the constituents of near-Moscow coal in the flow of coal combustion products along the line of the P-59 boiler at the Ryazanskaya Thermal Power Plant was calculated. Experimental data were used in the development of the model and in calculations.

E.V. Samuilov; L.N. Lebedeva; L.S. Pokrovskaya; M.V. Faminskaya [OAO Power Engineering Institute, Moscow (Russia)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Pyridine on CdSe/ZnBeSe Quantum Dots Grown by MBE  

SciTech Connect

Using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), we observed Raman enhancements (104-105) for pyridine molecules adsorbed on a II-VI semiconductor CdSe/ZnBeSe sample of uncapped self-assembled quantum dots produced by molecular beam epitaxy. When a monolayer of pyridine is adsorbed on these structures, excitation at 488 nm produces intense Raman spectra a very large enhancement of the a1, b1 and b2 modes. This indicates the presence of charge-transfer as a contributor to the enhacement.

Livingstone, Richard [City College of New York, New York, NY (United States)

2010-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPACT CdZnTe-BASED GAMMA CAMERA FOR PROSTATE CANCER IMAGING  

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In this paper, we discuss the design of a compact gamma camera for high-resolution prostate cancer imaging using Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CdZnTe or CZT) radiation detectors. Prostate cancer is a common disease in men. Nowadays, a blood test measuring the level of prostate specific antigen (PSA) is widely used for screening for the disease in males over 50, followed by (ultrasound) imaging-guided biopsy. However, PSA tests have a high false-positive rate and ultrasound-guided biopsy has a high likelihood of missing small cancerous tissues. Commercial methods of nuclear medical imaging, e.g. PET and SPECT, can functionally image the organs, and potentially find cancer tissues at early stages, but their applications in diagnosing prostate cancer has been limited by the smallness of the prostate gland and the long working distance between the organ and the detectors comprising these imaging systems. CZT is a semiconductor material with wide band-gap and relatively high electron mobility, and thus can operate at room temperature without additional cooling. CZT detectors are photon-electron direct-conversion devices, thus offering high energy-resolution in detecting gamma rays, enabling energy-resolved imaging, and reducing the background of Compton-scattering events. In addition, CZT material has high stopping power for gamma rays; for medical imaging, a few-mm-thick CZT material provides adequate detection efficiency for many SPECT radiotracers. Because of these advantages, CZT detectors are becoming popular for several SPECT medical-imaging applications. Most recently, we designed a compact gamma camera using CZT detectors coupled to an application-specific-integrated-circuit (ASIC). This camera functions as a trans-rectal probe to image the prostate gland from a distance of only 1-5 cm, thus offering higher detection efficiency and higher spatial resolution. Hence, it potentially can detect prostate cancers at their early stages. The performance tests of this camera have been completed. The results show better than 6-mm resolution at a distance of 1 cm. Details of the test results are discussed in this paper.

CUI, Y.; LALL, T.; TSUI, B.; YU, J.; MAHLER, G.; BOLOTNIKOV, A.; VASKA, P.; DeGERONIMO, G.; O' CONNOR, P.; MEINKEN, G.; JOYAL, J.; BARRETT, J.; CAMARDA, G.; HOSSAIN, A.; KIM, K.H.; YANG, G.; POMPER, M.; CHO, S.; WEISMAN, K.; SEO, Y.; BABICH, J.; LaFRANCE, N.; AND JAMES, R.B.

2011-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Biodistribution of radioactive Cd125mTe/ZnS nanoparticles targeted with antibody to murine lung endothelium.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radioactive cadmium telluride/zinc sulfide (Cd{sup 125m}Te/ZnS) nanoparticles were targeted to mouse lung with antibody to mouse lung endothelium and quantified using radiological histology in order to test the in vivo targeting efficacy of a nanoparticle-antibody (NP-mAb) system. The nanoparticles were linked to either a monoclonal antibody to mouse lung thrombomodulin (mAb 201B) or a control antibody (mAb 33), and injected into groups of 6-week-old Balb/C female mice. Animals were sacrificed at 1, 4, 24, 72 and 144 h post-injection, and biodistribution in major organs was determined. Full body microSPECT/CT imaging was performed on a pair of mice (experimental and control) providing visual confirmation of the biodistribution. The Cd{sup 125m}Te/ZnS NPs conjugated to mAb 201B principally target the lungs while the nanoparticles coupled to mAb 33 accumulate in the liver and spleen. These data provide, for the first time, a quantitative measurement of the in vivo targeting efficacy of an inorganic nanoparticle-mAb system.

Woodward, Jonathan [ORNL; Kennel, Steve J [ORNL; Mirzadeh, Saed [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL; Rondinone, Adam Justin [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TiO2 Nanotubes with a ZnO Thin Energy Barrier for Improved Current Efficiency of CdSe Quantum-Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports the formation of a thin ZnO energy barrier between a CdSe quantum dot (Q dots) sensitizer and TiO{sub 2} nanotubes (TONTs) for improved current efficiency of Q dot-sensitized solar cells. The formation of a ZnO barrier between TONTs and the Q dot sensitizer increased the short-circuit current under illumination and also reduced the dark current in a dark environment. The power conversion efficiency of Q dot-sensitized TONT solar cells increased by 25.9% in the presence of the ZnO thin layer due to improved charge-collecting efficiency and reduced recombination.

Lee, W.; Kang, S. H.; Kim, J. Y.; Kolekar, G. B.; Sung, Y. E.; Han, S. H.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Syntheses, crystal structures and fluorescent properties of Cd(II), Hg(II) and Ag(I) coordination polymers constructed from 1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-acetic acid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three new d{sup 10} coordination polymers, namely [Cd(taa)Cl]{sub n}1, [Hg(taa)Cl]{sub n}2, and [Ag{sub 1.5}(taa)(NO{sub 3}){sub 0.5}]{sub n}3 (taa=1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-acatate anion) have been prepared and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, and single crystal X-ray diffraction. Compound 1 consists of two-dimensional layers constructed by carboxyl-linked helical chains, which are further linked through carboxyl group to generate a unique 3D open framework. Topological analysis reveals that the structure of 1 can be classified as an unprecedented (3,8)-connected network with the Schlaefli symbol (4.5{sup 2}){sub 2}(4{sup 2}.5{sup 8}.6{sup 14}.7{sup 3}.8). Compound 2 manifests a doubly interpenetrated decorated alpha-polonium cubic network with the Schlaefli symbol of (4{sup 10}.6{sup 2}.8{sup 3}). Compound 3 consists of 2D puckered layers made up of Ag centers and taa{sup -} bridges. In addition, all of these compounds are photoluminescent in the solid state with spectra that closely resemble those of the ligand precursor. - Graphical abstract: Three new compounds based on 1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-acetic acid and Cd(II), Hg(II) and Ag(I) salts display luminescent properties and may be potential candidates for luminescent materials.

Ding Degang [Department of Chemistry, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450052 (China); Department of Quality Examination and Management, Zhengzhou College of Animal Husbandry Engineering, Zhengzhou, Henan 450011 (China); Xie Lixia [College of Sciences, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450002 (China); Fan Yaoting, E-mail: yt.fan@zzu.edu.c [Department of Chemistry, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450052 (China); Hou Hongwei; Xu Yan [Department of Chemistry, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450052 (China)

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Properties of Cd and Zn Partial Electrolyte Treated CIGS Solar Cells: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We study the influence of Cd partial baths on the photovoltaic properties of CuInGaSe2 (CIGS) and CuIn-GaSSe2 (CIGSS) thin film absorbers. We find that efficient solar cells can be fabricated by this treatment, and we compare their properties with those containing CdS window layers grown by chemical bath deposition. The results suggest that Cd plays a dominant role in establishing efficient photovoltaic junctions in CuInSe2 alloys. Micron scale photoluminescence scans show non-uniformity along the length probed. Cd treatment quenches one of the luminescence transitions, which indicates a change in shallow acceptor level density. We present a model that helps to explain the evolution of photovoltaic action.

Ramanathan, K.; Hasoon, F. S.; Smith, S.; Mascarenhas, A.; Al-Thani, H.; Alleman, J.; Ullal, H. S.; Keane, J.; Johnson, P. K.; Sites, J. R.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Charge Transport Properties of CdZnTe Detectors with Synchrotron X-ray Radiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Various internal defects, such as Te inclusions, twin boundaries, dislocation, etc., are prevalent in as-grown CdZnTe (CZT) crystals, which affect the charge transport properties of CZT crystals and, therefore, worsen the performance of CZT detectors. In order to develop high quality CZT detectors, it is imperative to clarify the effects of internal defects on the charge transport properties of CZT. Simple flood illumination with nuclear radiation source cannot reveal the nature of highly localized defects in CZT. Therefore, at Brookhaven's National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), we have developed a unique testing system for micro-scale defect investigation of CZT, which employs an X-ray beam collimated with the spatial resolution as small as 3 x 3 {micro}m{sup 2}, a microscopic size comparable to the scale of common defects in CZT. This powerful tool enables us to investigate the effect of internal defects on charge transport properties of CZT in detail.

Yang,G.; Bolotnikov, A.E.; Camarda, G.S.; Cui, Y.; Hossain, A.; James, R.B.

2008-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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An effect of the networks of the subgrain boundaries on spectral responses of thick CdZnTe detectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CdZnTe (CZT) crystals used for nuclear-radiation detectors often contain high concentrations of subgrain boundaries and networks of poligonized dislocations that can significantly degrade the performance of semiconductor devices. These defects exist in all commercial CZT materials, regardless of their growth techniques and their vendor. We describe our new results from examining such detectors using IR transmission microscopy and white X-ray beam diffraction topography. We emphasize the roles on the devices performances of networks of subgrain boundaries with low dislocation densities, such as poligonized dislocations and mosaic structures. Specifically, we evaluated their effects on the gamma-ray responses of thick, >10 mm, CZT detectors. Our findings set the lower limit on the energy resolution of CZT detectors containing dense networks of subgrain boundaries, and walls of dislocations.

Bolotnikov, A.; Butcher, J.; Camarda, G.; Cui, Y.; Egarievwe, S.; Fochuk, P.; Gul,R.; Hamade, M.; Hossain, A.; Kim, K.; Kopach,O.; Petryk, M.; Raghothamachar, B.; Yang, G.; and James, R.B.

2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation, Modeling, and Crystal Growth of Cd0.9Zn0.1Te for Nuclear Spectrometers  

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High-quality, large (10 cm long and 2.5 cm diameter), nuclear spectrometer grade Cd{sub 0.9}Zn{sub 0.1}Te (CZT) single crystals have been grown by a controlled vertical Bridgman technique using in-house zone refined precursor materials (Cd, Zn, and Te). A state-of-the-art computer model, multizone adaptive scheme for transport and phase-change processes (MASTRAP), is used to model heat and mass transfer in the Bridgman growth system and to predict the stress distribution in the as-grown CZT crystal and optimize the thermal profile. The model accounts for heat transfer in the multiphase system, convection in the melt, and interface dynamics. The grown semi-insulating (SI) CZT crystals have demonstrated promising results for high-resolution room-temperature radiation detectors due to their high dark resistivity ({rho} {approx} 2.8 x 10{sup 11} {Theta} cm), good charge-transport properties, electron and hole mobility-life-time product, {mu}{tau}{sub e} {approx} (2-5) x 10{sup -3} and {mu}{tau}{sub h} {approx} (3-5) x 10{sup -5} respectively, and low cost of production. Spectroscopic ellipsometry and optical transmission measurements were carried out on the grown CZT crystals using two-modulator generalized ellipsometry (2-MGE). The refractive index n and extinction coefficient k were determined by mathematically eliminating the {approx}3-nm surface roughness layer. Nuclear detection measurements on the single-element CZT detectors with {sup 241}Am and {sup 137}Cs clearly detected 59.6 and 662 keV energies with energy resolution (FWHM) of 2.4 keV (4.0%) and 9.2 keV (1.4%), respectively.

Mandal, Krishna [EIC Laboratories, Inc.; Kang, Sung Hoon [EIC Laboratories, Inc.; Choi, Michael [EIC Laboratories, Inc.; Bello, Job [EIC Laboratories, Inc.; Zheng, Lili [State University of New York, Stony Brook; Zhang, Hui [State University of New York, Stony Brook; Groza, Michael [Fisk University, Nashville, TN; Roy, Utpal N. [Fisk University, Nashville, TN; Burger, Arnold [Fisk University, Nashville, TN; Jellison Jr, Gerald Earle [ORNL; Holcomb, David Eugene [ORNL; Wright, Gomez W [ORNL; Williams, Joseph A [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aggregation Kinetics of Metal Chalcogenide Nanocrystals: Generation of Transparent CdSe(ZnS) Core(Shell) Gels  

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Transparent CdSe (ZnS) core (shell) sol–gel materials have potential uses in optoelectronic applications such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) due to their strong luminescence properties and the potential for charge transport through the prewired nanocrystal (NC) network of the gel. However, typical syntheses of metal chalcogenide gels yield materials with poor transparency. In this work, the mechanism and kinetics of aggregation of two sizes of CdSe (ZnS) core (shell) NCs, initiated by removal of surface thiolate ligands using tetranitromethane (TNM) as an oxidant, were studied by means of time-resolved dynamic light scattering (TRDLS); the characteristics of the resultant gels were probed by optical absorption, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). At low concentrations of NCs (ca. 4 × 10{sup –7} M), the smaller, green-emitting NCs aggregate faster than the larger, orange-emitting NCs, for a specific oxidant concentration. The kinetics of aggregation have a significant impact on the macroscopic properties (i.e., transparency) of the resultant gels, with the transparency of the gels decreasing with the increase of oxidant concentration due the formation of larger clusters at the gel point and a shift away from a reaction-limited cluster-aggregation (RLCA) mechanism. This is further confirmed by analyses of the gel structures by SAXS and TEM. Likewise, the larger orange-emitting particles also produce larger aggregates at the gel point, leading to lower transparency. The ability to control the transparency of chalcogenide gels will enable their properties to be tuned in order to address application-specific needs in optoelectronics.

Korala, Lasantha; Brock, Stephanie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Transfer Dynamics and Dopant Luminescence in Mn-Doped CdS/ZnS Core/Shell Nanocrystals  

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Mn-doped II-VI semiconductor nanocrystals exhibit bright dopant photoluminescence that has potential usefulness for light emitting devices, temperature sensing, and biological imaging. The bright luminescence comes from the 4T1?6A1 transition of the Mn2+ d electrons after the exciton-dopant energy transfer, which reroutes the exciton relaxation through trapping processes. The driving force of the energy transfer is the strong exchange coupling between the exciton and Mn2+ due to the confinement of exciton in the nanocrystal. The exciton-Mn spatial overlap affecting the exchange coupling strength is an important parameter that varies the energy transfer rate and the quantum yield of Mn luminescence. In this dissertation, this correlation is studied in radial doping location-controlled Mn-doped CdS/ZnS nanocrystals. Energy transfer rate was found decreasing when increasing the doping radius in the nanocrystals at the same core size and shell thickness and when increasing the size of the nanocrystals at a fixed doping radius. In addition to the exciton-Mn energy transfer discussed above, two consecutive exciton-Mn energy transfers can also occur if multiple excitons are generated before the relaxation of Mn (lifetime ~10^-4 - 10^-2 s). The consecutive exciton-Mn energy transfer can further excite the Mn2+ d electrons high in conduction band and results in the quenching of Mn luminescence. The highly excited electrons show higher photocatalytic efficiency than the electrons in undoped nanocrystals. Finally, the effect of local lattice strain on the local vibrational frequency and local thermal expansion was observed via the temperature-dependent Mn luminescence spectral linewidth and peak position in Mn-doped CdS/ZnS nanocrystals. The local lattice strain on the Mn2+ ions is varied using the large core/shell lattice mismatch (~7%) that creates a gradient of lattice strain at various radial locations. When doping the Mn2+ closer to the core/shell interface, the stronger lattice strain softens the vibrational frequency coupled to the 4T1?6A1 transition of Mn2+ (Mn luminescence) by ~50%. In addition, the lattice strain also increases the anharmonicity, resulting in larger local thermal expansion observed from the nearly an order larger thermal shift of the Mn luminescence compared to the Mn-doped ZnS nanocrystals without the core/shell lattice mismatch.

Chen, Hsiang-Yun

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of ZnTe:Cu Contacts for CdTe Solar Cells: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-320  

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The main focus of the work at NREL was on the development of Cu-doped ZnTe contacts to CdTe solar cells in the substrate configuration. The work performed under the CRADA utilized the substrate device structure used at NREL previously. All fabrication was performed at NREL. We worked on the development of Cu-doped ZnTe as well as variety of other contacts such as Sb-doped ZnTe, CuxTe, and MoSe2. We were able to optimize the contacts to improve device parameters. The improvement was obtained primarily through increasing the open-circuit voltage, to values as high as 760 mV, leading to device efficiencies of 7%.

Dhere, R.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CdSe/ZnS quantum dots based electrochemical immunoassay for the detection of phosphorylated bovine serum albumin  

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A CdSe/ZnS quantum dot (QD) based electrochemical immunoassay of phosphorylated bovine serum albumin as a protein biomarker is presented. The QDs were used as labels and were conjugated with the secondary anti-phosphoserine antibody in a heterogeneous sandwich immunoassay. First, the primary BSA antibody was immobilized on polystyrene microwells, followed by the addition of BSA-OP. After that, the QD-labeled anti-phosphoserine antibody was added into microwells for immunorecognition. Finally, the bound QD was dissolved in an acid-dissolution step and was detected by electrochemical stripping analysis. The measured current responses were proportional to the concentration of BSA-OP. Under optimal conditions, the voltammetric response was linear over the range of 0.5 - 500 ng mL-1 of BSA-OP, with a detection limit of 0.5 ng mL-1 at a deposition potential of -1.2 V for 120 s. It also shows good reproducibility with a relative standard deviation of 8.6% of six times determination of 25 ng mL-1 of BSA-OP. This QD-based electrochemical immunoassay offers great promise for simple and cost-effective analysis of protein biomarkers.

Pinwattana, Kulwadee; Wang, Jun; Lin, Chiann Tso; Wu, Hong; Du, Dan; Lin, Yuehe; Chailapakul, Orawon

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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a a o O c- (D 3 m cn o 5- sl) < cn . ft, =. 0. CD --o O O (.0 RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 0 0 0 -1 0 CD 13 < 0 tl) 5' CD cn 51" INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION Tritium Migration and Hydrogeological Studies in the Vicinity of Plot M Palos Forest Preserve * * INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION Table of Contents List of Tables iii List of Figures iv 1.0 Introduction 1-1 1.1 History of the Site 1-1 1.2 Description of Radioactive Wastes 1-4 1.3 Radiological Characteristics of Tritium 1-5 1.4 Objectives and Scope of This Study 1-7 2.0 Description of the Area 2-1 2.1 Location 2-1 2.2 Physiography 2-1 2.3 Surface Drainage 2-2 2.4 Vegetation 2-3 3.0 Previous Investigations and Monitoring Programs

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Electrophysical properties of semimagnetic solid solutions Hg 1?x Mn x Te  

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A comprehensive study of the electrophysical properties of the semimagnetic ternary solid solution Hg 1?x Mn x Te an alternative material to Hg 1?x Cd x Te is reported. The charge-carrier scattering

I. M. Nesmelova; V. N. Ryzhkov; M. I. Ibragimova; V. Yu. PetukhovKazan Physicotechnical Institute, Kazan Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan?420029, Russia

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Functions, Evolution, and Application of the Supramolecular Machines of Hg Detoxification  

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The bacterial mercury resistance (mer) operon functions in Hg biogeochemistry and bioremediation by converting reactive inorganic [Hg(II)] and organic [RHg(I)] mercurials to relatively inert monoatomic mercury vapor, Hg(0). Its genes regulate expression (MerR, MerD, MerOP), import Hg(II) (MerT, MerP, and MerC), and demethylate (MerB) and reduce (MerA) mercurials. We focus on how these components interact with each other and with the host cell to allow cells to survive and detoxify Hg compounds. Understanding how this ubiquitous detoxification system fits into the biology and ecology of its bacterial host is essential to guide interventions that support and enhance Hg remediation. At a more basic level, studies of interactions between the metal ion trafficking proteins in this pathway provide insights into general mechanisms used by proteins in pathways involved in trafficking of other metal ions in cells of all types of organisms, including pathways for essential metal ions such as Cu and Zn and other toxic metal ions such as Cd. In this project we focused on investigations of proteins from mer operons found in gamma-proteobacteria with specific objectives to use biophysical and biochemical approaches to detect and define (1) interactions between the structural components of the key detoxifying mer operon enzyme, mercuric ion reductase (MerA), (2) interactions between the components of MerA and the other mer operon enzyme, organomercurial lyase (MerB), and (3) to investigate the structure and interactions of integral membrane transport proteins, MerT and MerC, with MerA.

Miller, Susan M.

2009-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic Data for Mercury (Hg)  

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... Mercury (Hg) Homepage - Introduction Finding list Select element by name. Select element by atomic number. ... Atomic Data for Mercury (Hg). ...

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Strong Lines of Mercury ( Hg )  

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... Mercury (Hg) Homepage - Introduction Finding list Select element by name. Select element by atomic number. ... Strong Lines of Mercury ( Hg ). ...

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Specific features of the temperature dependence of the conduction electron concentration in the narrow-gap and zero-gap states of Cd{sub x}Hg{sub 1-x}Te  

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Results of studies of the conductivity {sigma} and the Hall coefficient R in the Cd{sub x}Hg{sub 1-x}Te crystals with x = 0.1, 0.12, 0.14, and 0.15 are analyzed in the temperature range T = 4.2-300 K and the magnetic field range B = 0.005-2.22 T. Using data on the R(B) in low and high magnetic fields and the data on {sigma}(T), electron and hole concentrations and mobilities are determined. It is shown that the electron concentration n in the studied samples is almost independent of T in the range 4.2-15 K, while as T increases, it increases according to the law n {proportional_to} T {sup r} (r > 3/2), where r = f(n, T, x). It is found that r varies from 1.7 at x = 0.1 to 3.1 at compositions with x = 0.14 and 0.15. The results for n(T) are compared with theory, taking into account nonparabolicity of the variance law for {epsilon}(T), and with the theory of impurity states in narrow-gap and zero-gap semiconductors. It is shown that the constancy of n(T) up to {approx}15 K and the strong dependence n(T) (r > 3/2) at higher temperatures are caused by the intense ionization of electrons localized at acceptor states.

Aliev, S. A.; Zulfigarov, E. I.; Selim-zade, R. I. [Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation dose reduction using a CdZnTe-based computed tomography system: Comparison to flat-panel detectors  

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Purpose: Although x-ray projection mammography has been very effective in early detection of breast cancer, its utility is reduced in the detection of small lesions that are occult or in dense breasts. One drawback is that the inherent superposition of parenchymal structures makes visualization of small lesions difficult. Breast computed tomography using flat-panel detectors has been developed to address this limitation by producing three-dimensional data while at the same time providing more comfort to the patients by eliminating breast compression. Flat panels are charge integrating detectors and therefore lack energy resolution capability. Recent advances in solid state semiconductor x-ray detector materials and associated electronics allow the investigation of x-ray imaging systems that use a photon counting and energy discriminating detector, which is the subject of this article. Methods: A small field-of-view computed tomography (CT) system that uses CdZnTe (CZT) photon counting detector was compared to one that uses a flat-panel detector for different imaging tasks in breast imaging. The benefits afforded by the CZT detector in the energy weighting modes were investigated. Two types of energy weighting methods were studied: Projection based and image based. Simulation and phantom studies were performed with a 2.5 cm polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) cylinder filled with iodine and calcium contrast objects. Simulation was also performed on a 10 cm breast specimen. Results: The contrast-to-noise ratio improvements as compared to flat-panel detectors were 1.30 and 1.28 (projection based) and 1.35 and 1.25 (image based) for iodine over PMMA and hydroxylapatite over PMMA, respectively. Corresponding simulation values were 1.81 and 1.48 (projection based) and 1.85 and 1.48 (image based). Dose reductions using the CZT detector were 52.05% and 49.45% for iodine and hydroxyapatite imaging, respectively. Image-based weighting was also found to have the least beam hardening effect. Conclusions: The results showed that a CT system using an energy resolving detector reduces the dose to the patient while maintaining image quality for various breast imaging tasks.

Le, Huy Q.; Ducote, Justin L.; Molloi, Sabee [Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, California 92697 (United States)

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-temperature photoluminescence of detector grade Cd{sub 1{minus}{ital x}}Zn{sub {ital x}}Te crystal treated by different chemical etchants  

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Low-temperature photoluminescence (PL) spectra of detector grade Cd{sub 1{minus}{ital x}}Zn{sub {ital x}}Te ({ital x}=0.1) have been measured to obtain information about shallow level defect concentration introduced during mechanical polishing and chemical etching processes. We present here a comparative PL study of Cd{sub 0.9}Zn{sub 0.1}Te crystals treated by different chemical solutions used for nuclear detector surface treatment. The results show that the 5{percent} Br{endash}MeOH+2{percent}Br{endash}20{percent} lactic acid in ethylene glycol treatment combines the advantages of bromine and lactic acid for chemical etching and results in the best surface condition, as evidenced by the largest {ital I}({ital D}{sup 0},{ital X})/{ital I}{sub def} intensity ratio and the narrowest full width at half-maximum of the main peak ({ital D}{sup 0},{ital X}). Changes in the surface morphology were also analyzed by atomic force microscopy and correlated with the PL results. Current{endash}voltage ({ital I}{endash}{ital V}) curves and the room-temperature {sup 55}Fe spectral response of the sample etched by the best treatment are also presented and discussed. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Chen, H.; Tong, J.; Hu, Z.; Shi, D.T.; Wu, G.H.; Chen, K.; George, M.A.; Collins, W.E.; Burger, A. [Center for Photonic Materials and Devices, Department of Physics, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee 37208 (United States); James, R.B. [Advanced Electronics Manufacturing Technologies Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Stahle, C.M. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/OSC, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States); Bartlett, L.M. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/NRC, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cu/sub x/S-(Cd,Zn)S photovoltaic solar energy converters. Quarterly report No. 2, July--September 1977  

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Reproducible growth of uncracked, >10 ..mu..m thick films of (Cd,Zn)S has been accomplished on the As(antis 111) face of GaAs substrates and on substrates tilted approximately 14/sup 0/ off of (antis 111). Modifications to the hot wall deposition apparatus have been made to eliminate the trace impurities which had been sometimes found at the perimeter of the films. Techniques for transmission electron microscope specimen preparation have been developed. The initial TEM results have yielded evidence supporting the earlier proposed mechanism of Ga-face film cracking by an interfacial layer of GaS. The spectral response portion of the new device measurement apparatus is operational. The elastic tunneling calculations have been found to agree with experimental results reported by other workers for I-V characteristics of illuminated cells.

Peterson, T. M.; Chin, B. L.; Seshan, K.; Washburn, J.

1977-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advances in large-area Hg1-xCdxTe photovoltaic detectors for remote-sensing applications  

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State-of-the-art large-area photovoltaic (PV) detectors fabricated in HgCdTe grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) have been demonstrated for the Crosstrack Infrared Sounder (CrIS) instrument. Large-area devices (1 mm in diameter) yielded excellent electrical ... Keywords: HgCdTe, crosstrack infrared sounder, molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), photovoltaic detectors, remote sensing

P. S. Wijewarnasuriya; M. Zandian; J. Phillips; D. Edwall; R. E. Dewames; G. Hildebrandt; J. Bajaj; J. M. Arias; A. I. D'Souza; F. Moore

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drift time variations in CdZnTe detectors measured with alpha-particles: Their correlation with the detector’s responses  

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Homogeneity of properties related to material crystallinity is a critical parameter for achieving high-performance CdZnTe (CZT) radiation detectors. Unfortunately, this requirement is not always satisfied in today's commercial CZT material due to high concentrations of extended defects, in particular subgrain boundaries, which are believed to be part of the causes hampering the energy resolution and efficiency of CZT detectors. In the past, the effects of subgrain boundaries have been studied in Si, Ge and other semiconductors. It was demonstrated that subgrain boundaries tend to accumulate secondary phases and impurities causing inhomogeneous distributions of trapping centers. It was also demonstrated that subgrain boundaries result in local perturbations of the electric field, which affect the carrier transport and other properties of semiconductor devices. The subgrain boundaries in CZT material likely behave in a similar way, which makes them responsible for variations in the electron drift time and carrier trapping in CZT detectors. In this work, we employed the transient current technique to measure variations in the electron drift time and related the variations to the device performances and subgrain boundaries, whose presence in the crystals were confirmed with white beam X-ray diffraction topography and infrared transmission microscopy.

Bolotnikov A. E.; Butcher, J.; Hamade, M.; Petryk, M.; Bolotnikov, A.; Camarda, G.; Cui, Y.; Hossain, A.; Kim, K.; Yang, G.; and James, R.

2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Bright three-band white light generated from CdSe/ZnSe quantum dot-assisted Sr{sub 3}SiO{sub 5}:Ce{sup 3+},Li{sup +}-based white light-emitting diode with high color rendering index  

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In this study, bright three-band white light was generated from the CdSe/ZnSe quantum dot (QD)-assisted Sr{sub 3}SiO{sub 5}:Ce{sup 3+},Li{sup +}-based white light-emitting diode (WLED). The CdSe/ZnSe core/shell structure was confirmed by energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The CdSe/ZnSe QDs showed high quantum efficiency (79%) and contributed to the high luminous efficiency ({eta}{sub L}) of the fabricated WLED. The WLED showed bright natural white with excellent color rendering property ({eta}{sub L}=26.8 lm/W, color temperature=6140 K, and color rendering index=85) and high stability against the increase in forward bias currents from 20 to 70 mA.

Jang, Ho Seong; Kwon, Byoung-Hwa; Jeon, Duk Young [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1, Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Yang, Heesun [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hongik University, 72-1, Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-791 (Korea, Republic of)

2009-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct measurement of product of the electron mobility and mean free drift time of CdZnTe semiconductors using position sensitive single  

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Direct measurement of product of the electron mobility and mean free drift time of Cd Institute of Physics. Related Articles A new detector for mass spectrometry: Direct detection of low energy://jap.aip.org/about/rights_and_permissions #12;Direct measurement of product of the electron mobility and mean free drift time of Cd

He, Zhong

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Five new Zn(II) and Cd(II) coordination polymers constructed by 3,5-bis-oxyacetate-benzoic acid: Syntheses, crystal structures, network topologies and luminescent properties  

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Five Zn(II) and Cd(II) coordination polymers, [Zn{sub 2}(BOABA)(bpp)(OH)]{center_dot}0.5H{sub 2}O (1), [Cd{sub 3}(BOABA){sub 2}(bpp){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 6}]{center_dot}2H{sub 2}O (2), [Cd{sub 3}(BOABA){sub 2}(2,2 Prime -bipy){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}]{center_dot}5.5H{sub 2}O (3), [CdNa(BOABA)(H{sub 2}O)]{sub 2}{center_dot}H{sub 2}O (4) and [Cd{sub 2}(BOABA)(bimb)Cl(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{center_dot}H{sub 2}O (5) (H{sub 3}BOABA=3,5-bis-oxyacetate-benzoic acid, bpp=1,3-bi(4-pyridyl)propane, 2,2 Prime -bipy=2,2 Prime -bipyridine, bimb=1,4-bis(imidazol-1 Prime -yl)butane), have been solvothermally synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analyses, IR spectra and TG analyses. 1 is an uninodal 4-connected 2D square grid network based on binuclear zinc clusters. 2 is 2D wavelike layer structure and further linked by hydrogen bonds into the final 3D (5,6,6)-connected topology network. 3 is 3-connected 2D topology network and the 2,2 Prime -bipy ligands decorate in two different types. 4 is a (4,8)-connected 2D topology network with heterocaryotic {l_brace}Cd{sub 2}Na{sub 2}{r_brace} clusters and BOABA{sup 3-} ligands. 5 can be rationalized as a (3,10)-connected 3D topology network with tetranuclear {l_brace}Cd{sub 4}Cl{sub 2}{r_brace} clusters and BOABA{sup 3-} ligands. Meanwhile, photoluminescence studies revealed that these five coordination polymers display strong fluorescent emission bands in the solid state at room temperature. - Graphical abstract: Five new d{sup 10} metal(II) coordination polymers based on H{sub 3}BOABA ligand were obtained and characterized. They display different topological structures and luminescent properties. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Five d{sup 10} metal(II) polymers based on 3,5-bis-oxyacetate-benzoic acid were obtained. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The polymers were structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Polymers 1-5 display different topological structures. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer They show strong fluorescent emission bands in the solid state.

Jiang Xianrong; Yuan Hongyan [Zhejiang Key Laboratory for Reactive Chemistry on Solid Surfaces, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, Zhejiang 321004 (China); Feng Yunlong, E-mail: sky37@zjnu.edu.cn [Zhejiang Key Laboratory for Reactive Chemistry on Solid Surfaces, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, Zhejiang 321004 (China)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - HgAcBr  

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August 2013 August 2013 Quantification of the Mercury Adsorption Mechanism on Brominated Activated Carbon The primary anthropogenic source of mercury (Hg) emissions into the atmosphere is coal- fired power utilities. This work explores materials designed for Hg capture to be applied in the ductwork of a power plant to prevent Hg release into the atmosphere. Bench-scale com- bustion experiments have been carried out, in which sorbent materials were placed in a simulated flue gas stream doped with ppb levels of Hg. The sorbent surfaces were probed using x-ray absorption spectroscopy to determine the mechanism of Hg binding and to ultimately improve solvent design. The spectroscopy data was analyzed alongside results from density functional theory (DFT) for benchmarking so that DFT can be used as a

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Microsoft Word - HgAcBr  

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(AC-Br) (DARCO Hg- LH, Norit Americas Inc.) and brominated activated carbon fibers (ACF-Br) (Illinois State Geological Survey and University of Illinois). The AC-Br sorbents...

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Novel CdTe Cell Fabrication Process with Potential for Low Cost and High Throughput  

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There are several production disadvantages inherent in the conventional SnO(2)/CdS/CdTe manufacturing processes. In this paper, we report a novel manufacturing process for fabrication of polycrystalline Cd(2)SnO(4)/Zn(2)/SnO(4)/CdS/CdTe thin-film solar cells that yielded a CdS/CdTe device with an NREL-confirmed efficiency of 14.0%.

Wu, X.; Sheldon, P.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electroluminescence of ZnO-based semiconductor heterostructures  

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Using pulsed laser deposition, we have grown n-ZnO/p-GaN, n-ZnO/i-ZnO/p-GaN and n-ZnO/n-Mg{sub 0.2}Zn{sub 0.8}O/i-Cd{sub 0.2}Zn{sub 0.8}O/p-GaN light-emitting diode (LED) heterostructures with peak emission wavelengths of 495, 382 and 465 nm and threshold current densities (used in electroluminescence measurements) of 1.35, 2, and 0.48 A cm{sup -2}, respectively. Because of the spatial carrier confinement, the n-ZnO/n-Mg{sub 0.2}Zn{sub 0.8}O/i-Cd{sub 0.2}Zn{sub 0.8}O/p-GaN double heterostructure LED offers a higher electroluminescence intensity and lower electroluminescence threshold in comparison with the n-ZnO/p-GaN and n-ZnO/i-ZnO/p-GaN LEDs. (lasers)

Novodvorskii, O A; Lotin, A A; Panchenko, Vladislav Ya; Parshina, L S; Khaidukov, E V; Zuev, D A; Khramova, O D [Institute on Laser and Information Technologies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Shatura, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel ways of depositing ZnTe films by a solution growth technique  

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An electrochemical process has been successfully developed for the reproducible deposition of ZnTe and copper-doped ZnTe films suitable as transparent ohmic contacts for CdS/CdTe solar cells. The development of this method and optimization of key processing steps in the fabrication of CdS/CdTe/ZnTe:Cu devices has allowed IEC to achieve cell performance results of FF>70% and {eta} {approximately}10%. Preliminary efforts have indicated that the deposition methods investigated are potentially feasible for the formation of other II-VI compounds for use in polycrystalline thin film solar devices and should be the focus of future work.

Birkmire, R.W.; McCandless, B.E.; Yokimcus, T.A.; Mondal, A. (Delaware Univ., Newark, DE (United States). Inst. of Energy Conversion)

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Antisocial Modernism: H.G. Wells, Dorothy Richardson, Wyndham Lewis.  

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??Antisocial Modernism: H.G. Wells, Dorothy Richardson, Wyndham Lewis argues that the fiction of the British modernists H.G. Wells, Dorothy Richardson, and Wyndham Lewis comprises a… (more)

Innes, Kelly

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dipole Bands in {sup 196}Hg  

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High spin states in {sup 196}Hg have been populated in the {sup 198}Pt({alpha},6n) reaction at 65 MeV and the level scheme has been extended. A new dipole band has been observed and a previously observed dipole has been confirmed. Excitation energies, spins and parities of these bands were determined from DCO ratio and linear polarization measurements. Possible quasiparticle excitations responsible for these structures are discussed.

Lawrie, J. J.; Lawrie, E. A.; Newman, R. T.; Sharpey-Schafer, J. F.; Smit, F. D. [iThemba LABS, PO Box 722, Somerset West 7129 (South Africa); Msezane, B. [iThemba LABS, PO Box 722, Somerset West 7129 (South Africa); Physics Department, University of Zululand, Private Bag X1001, Kwadlangezwa 3886 (South Africa); Benatar, M.; Mabala, G. K.; Mutshena, K. P. [iThemba LABS, PO Box 722, Somerset West 7129 (South Africa); Physics Department, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700 (South Africa); Federke, M.; Mullins, S. M. [Physics Department, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700 (South Africa); Ncapayi, N. J.; Vymers, P. [iThemba LABS, PO Box 722, Somerset West 7129 (South Africa); Physics Department, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Belleville 7535 (South Africa)

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

112

MERIT Hg System Testing V.B. Graves  

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OF ENERGY Syringe Statistics · 30hp / 4000psi / 12.9gpm hydraulic pump · 40 gal vegetable-oil based Hg Delivery System · Syringe pump · Hydraulic power unit w/control system · Optical diagnostic system OF ENERGY Syringe Pump System · Primary containment - Hg-wetted components - Capacity 23liters Hg (~760 lbs

McDonald, Kirk

113

Seismic CD  

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SEISMIC CD Table of Contents INTRODUCTION Background Resource Findings and Recovery Timeline Oil Program ADIS Overview Gas Program ADIS Overview SEISMIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT...

114

CdS/CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cell with a Zinc Stannate Buffer Layer  

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This paper describes an improved CdS/CdTe polycrystalline thin-film solar-cell device structure that integrates a zinc stannate (Zn2SnO4 or ZTO) buffer layer between the transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer and the CdS window layer. Zinc stannate films have a high bandgap, high transmittance, low absorptance, and low surface roughness. In addition, these films are chemically stable and exhibit higher resistivities that are roughly matched to that of the CdS window layer in the device structure. Preliminary device results have demonstrated that by integrating a ZTO buffer layer in both SnO2-based and Cd2SnO4 (CTO)-based CdS/CdTe devices, performance and reproducibility can be significantly enhanced

Wu, X.; Sheldon, P.; Mahathongdy, Y.; Ribelin, R.; Mason, A.; Moutinho, H. R.; Coutts, T. J.

1998-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

115

Process of .sup.196 Hg enrichment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A simple rate equation model shows that by increasing the length of the photochemical reactor and/or by increasing the photon intensity in said reactor, the feedstock utilization of .sup.196 Hg will be increased. Two preferred embodiments of the present invention are described, namely (1) long reactors using long photochemical lamps and vapor filters; and (2) quartz reactors with external UV reflecting films. These embodiments have each been constructed and operated, demonstrating the enhanced utilization process dictated by the mathematical model (also provided).

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA); Mellor, Charles E. (Salem, MA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Rapid Removal of Mercury from Aqueous Solutions Using Thiol Functionalized Zn-doped Biomagnetite Nanoparticles  

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The surfaces of Zn-doped biomagnetite nanostructured particles were functionalized with (3-mercaptopropyl)trimethoxysilane (MPTMS) and used as a high-capacity and collectable adsorbent for the removal of Hg(II) from water. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) confirmed the attachment of MPTMS on the particle surface. The crystallite size of the Zn-doped biomagnetite was {approx}17 nm, and the thickness of the MPTMS coating was {approx}5 nm. Scanning transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering analyses revealed that the particles formed aggregates in aqueous solution with an average hydrodynamic size of 826 {+-} 32 nm. Elemental analyses indicate that the chemical composition of the biomagnetite is Zn{sub 0.46}Fe{sub 2.54}O{sub 4}, and the loading of sulfur is 3.6 mmol/g. The MPTMS-modified biomagnetite has a calculated saturation magnetization of 37.9 emu/g and can be separated from water within a minute using a magnet. Sorption of Hg(II) to the nanostructured particles was much faster than other commercial sorbents, and the Hg(II) sorption isotherm in an industrial wastewater follows the Langmuir model with a maximum capacity of {approx}416 mg/g, indicating two -SH groups bonded to one Hg. This new Hg(II) sorbent was stable in a range of solutions, from contaminated water to 0.5 M acid solutions, with low leaching of Fe, Zn, Si, and S (<10%).

He, Feng [ORNL; Wang, Wei [ORNL; Moon, Ji Won [ORNL; Howe, Jane Y [ORNL; Liang, Liyuan [ORNL; Pierce, Eric M [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Hg Anomalies In Soils- A Geochemical Exploration Method For Geothermal  

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Hg Anomalies In Soils- A Geochemical Exploration Method For Geothermal Hg Anomalies In Soils- A Geochemical Exploration Method For Geothermal Areas Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Hg Anomalies In Soils- A Geochemical Exploration Method For Geothermal Areas Details Activities (5) Areas (5) Regions (0) Abstract: Hg contents of soils in geothermal areas in the western U.S. were measured and a three-fold distribution was observed: peak, aureole and background. Peak values (up to several 100 ppm Hg) occur in fumaroles of vapour-dominated systems, around hot springs, and in zones overlying steeply dipping, hot-water aquifers. Aureoic values (up to several 100 ppb Hg) are found in zones surrounding the peak areas and delineate areas with shallow geothermal convection. Background values vary between 7 and 40 ppb

118

Effective photoelectric converters of ultraviolet radiation with graded-gap ZnS-based layers  

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The use of ultrathin ({approx}10 nm) stable p-Cu{sub 1.8}S films as a transparent component of the p-Cu{sub 1.8}S-n-ZnS heterojunction as well as of the graded-gap layers made it possible to obtain effective photoconverters of ultraviolet radiation. The results of examination of the properties of photoactive Cu{sub 1.8}S-ZnS junctions grown on the CdS or CdSe substrates with intermediate graded-gap layers CdS-Zn{sub x}Cd{sub 1-x}S or CdSe-(ZnS){sub x}(CdSe){sub 1-} {sub x}, respectively, are presented. With the correct selection of parameters of the substrates, the graded-gap layers allows one to attain the optimal characteristics of the p-n junction, to realize high electric fields at the Cu{sub 1.8}S-ZnS contact, and to solve the problem of fabrication of the back ohmic contact to ZnS without additional doping of all components of the heterostructure with a foreign impurity. Varying the thickness of a thin ZnS layer, it is possible to control the extension of the space charge in the graded-gap layer and thereby to control the long-wavelength edge of photoconverter sensitivity.

Bobrenko, Yu. N.; Pavelets, S. Yu., E-mail: pavelets@voliacable.com; Pavelets, A. M. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lashkarev Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine)

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

119

Hg System Operation Review MERIT Pre-Installation Review  

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hydraulic pump · 40 gal vegetable-oil based hydraulic fluid · Hg flow rate 1.6liter/s (24.9gpm) · Piston System Description · Syringe pump · Hydraulic power unit w/control system · Optical diagnostic system Pre-Installation Review 30 Mar 2007 Syringe Pump System · Primary containment - Hg-wetted components

McDonald, Kirk

120

ZnO-ZnTe Nanocone Heterojunctions  

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Semiconductor nanostructure heterojunctions are expected to be efficient structures for next-generation photovoltaic solar cells, radiation detectors, and light-emitting diodes. In this letter we report heterojunctions made of vertically aligned ZnO/ZnTe nanocones synthesized using a combination of thermal vapor deposition and pulsed-laser deposition (PLD). The ZnO nanocones and nanorods were synthesized as cores by utilizing the growth rate difference between central and boundary sites of precursor domains during thermal vapor deposition. The p-n heterojunctions were subsequently formed by growing ZnTe as shells on the nanocone surface using PLD. The ZnTe shells were polycrystalline structures, while ZnO cores were wurzite structures. The p-n junction of the nanocone core-shell structure exhibited I-V characteristics consistent with a p-n diode, but the nanorod junction did not. These structural and electric characteristics indicate that the ZnO nanocones are more feasible than ZnO nanorods as heterojunctions because the sloping facets of the nanocones facilitate deposition of ZnTe by PLD without the deleterious effects of shadowing. Furthermore, based on theoretical modeling of nanostructure heterojunctions, the nanocone-based junction exhibits an electrostatic potential profile that is much more effective for carrier transport than the electrostatic potential for the nanorod-based junction.

Lee, Sang Hyun [ORNL; Smith, Barton [ORNL; Zhang, Xiaoguang [ORNL; Seo, Sung Seok A [ORNL; Bell, Zane W [ORNL; Xu, Jun [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

High Efficiency Single Crystal CdTe Solar Cells: November 19, 2009 - January 31, 2011  

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The goal of the program was to develop single crystal CdTe-based top cells grown on Si solar cells as a platform for the subsequent manufacture of high efficiency tandem cells for CPV applications. The keys to both the single junction and the tandem junction cell architectures are the ability to grow high quality single-crystal CdTe and CdZnTe layers on p-type Si substrates, to dope the CdTe and CdZnTe controllably, both n and p-type, and to make low resistance ohmic front and back contacts. EPIR demonstrated the consistent MBE growth of CdTe/Si and CdZnTe/Si having high crystalline quality despite very large lattice mismatches; epitaxial CdTe/Si and CdZnTe/Si consistently showed state-of-the-art electron mobilities and good hole mobilities; bulk minority carrier recombination lifetimes of unintentionally p-doped CdTe and CdZnTe grown by MBE on Si were demonstrated to be consistently of order 100 ns or longer; desired n- and p-doping levels were achieved; solar cell series specific resistances <10 ?-cm2 were achieved; A single-junction solar cell having a state-of-the-art value of Voc and a unverified 16.4% efficiency was fabricated from CdZnTe having a 1.80 eV bandgap, ideal for the top junction in a tandem cell with a Si bottom junction.

Carmody, M.; Gilmore, A.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Novel ways of depositing ZnTe films by a solution growth technique. Final subcontract report, 1 January 1990--1 January 1992  

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An electrochemical process has been successfully developed for the reproducible deposition of ZnTe and copper-doped ZnTe films suitable as transparent ohmic contacts for CdS/CdTe solar cells. The development of this method and optimization of key processing steps in the fabrication of CdS/CdTe/ZnTe:Cu devices has allowed IEC to achieve cell performance results of FF>70% and {eta} {approximately}10%. Preliminary efforts have indicated that the deposition methods investigated are potentially feasible for the formation of other II-VI compounds for use in polycrystalline thin film solar devices and should be the focus of future work.

Birkmire, R.W.; McCandless, B.E.; Yokimcus, T.A.; Mondal, A. [Delaware Univ., Newark, DE (United States). Inst. of Energy Conversion

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

075 Electronic Transport Studies of Bulk HgCdTe Based on an ...  

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... of LiMnxFe1-xPO4 Glass and Glass-Ceramics for Lithium Ion Battery .... and Comparing the Inhibition Effect of Chromate, Bromate and Molybdate on the ...

124

2 Toxicity and Sources of Pb, Cd, Hg, Cr, As, and Radionuclides  

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........................................................................................... 35 2.3.1 Acid Mine Drainage ................................................................................................ 35 2.3.1.1 Chemistry of Acid Mine Water in the Environment 2.3.5 Coal-Fired Power Generation

Volesky, Bohumil

125

I8,Temperature-Dependent Thermal Properties of HgCdTe ...  

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H2, Direct Correlation between Access Region Trap Generation and ... I1, A Tubular Thermoelectric Generator with Piled Conical Rings Structure ..... The electronic measurement setup included a harmonic oscillator used to drive a ...

126

Photodeposition of Pt on Colloidal CdS and CdSe/CdS Semiconductor Nanostructures  

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on Colloidal CdS and CdSe/CdS Semiconductor Nanostructuresof Pt on colloidal CdS and CdSe/CdS core/shell nanocrystals.photoexcitation of CdS and CdSe/CdS in the presence of an

Dukovic, Gordana

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

A portable optical emission spectroscopy-cavity ringdown spectroscopy dual-mode plasma spectrometer for measurements of environmentally important trace heavy metals: Initial test with elemental Hg  

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A portable optical emission spectroscopy-cavity ringdown spectroscopy (OES-CRDS) dual-mode plasma spectrometer is described. A compact, low-power, atmospheric argon microwave plasma torch (MPT) is utilized as the emission source when the spectrometer is operating in the OES mode. The same MPT serves as the atomization source for ringdown measurements in the CRDS mode. Initial demonstration of the instrument is carried out by observing OES of multiple elements including mercury (Hg) in the OES mode and by measuring absolute concentrations of Hg in the metastable state 6s6p {sup 3}P{sub 0} in the CRDS mode, in which a palm-size diode laser operating at a single wavelength 405 nm is incorporated in the spectrometer as the light source. In the OES mode, the detection limit for Hg is determined to be 44 parts per 10{sup 9} (ppb). A strong radiation trapping effect on emission measurements of Hg at 254 nm is observed when the Hg solution concentration is higher than 50 parts per 10{sup 6} (ppm). The radiation trapping effect suggests that two different transition lines of Hg at 253.65 nm and 365.01 nm be selected for emission measurements in lower (<50 ppm) and higher concentration ranges (>50 ppm), respectively. In the CRDS mode, the detection limit of Hg in the metastable state 6s6p {sup 3}P{sub 0} is achieved to be 2.24 parts per 10{sup 12} (ppt) when the plasma is operating at 150 W with sample gas flow rate of 480 mL min{sup -1}; the detection limit corresponds to 50 ppm in Hg sample solution. Advantage of this novel spectrometer has two-fold, it has a large measurement dynamic range, from a few ppt to hundreds ppm and the CRDS mode can serve as calibration for the OES mode as well as high sensitivity measurements. Measurements of seven other elements, As, Cd, Mn, Ni, P, Pb, and Sr, using the OES mode are also carried out with detection limits of 1100, 33, 30, 144, 576, 94, and 2 ppb, respectively. Matrix effect in the presence of other elements on Hg measurements has been found to increase the detection limit to 131 ppb. These elements in lower concentrations can also be measured in the CRDS mode when a compact laser source is available to be integrated into the spectrometer in the future. This exploratory study demonstrates a new instrument platform using an OES-CRDS dual-mode technique for potential field applications.

Sahay, Peeyush; Scherrer, Susan T.; Wang Chuji [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi 39759 (United States)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

128

In-Zn (Indium - Zinc)  

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In-Zn crystallographic data...In-Zn crystallographic data Phase Composition, wt% Zn Pearson symbol Space group (In) 0 to 1 tI 2 I 4/ mmm (Zn) 99.8 to 100 hP 2 P 6 3 / mmc...

129

On-line method of determining utilization factor in Hg-196 photochemical separation process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is directed to a method for determining the utilization factor [U] in a photochemical mercury enrichment process (.sup.196 Hg) by measuring relative .sup.196 Hg densities using absorption spectroscopy.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA); Moskowitz, Philip E. (Peabody, MA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Bioavailability of Cd, Zn and Se in two marine fish.  

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??xxi, 210 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm HKUST Call Number: Thesis BIOL 2007 Zhang It is valuable to study the bioavailability of trace metal… (more)

Zhang, Li

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

CdZnTe Detectors Development in the NNS Department  

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. Hossain, K. Kim, G. Yang, and R. James Nonproliferation and National Security Department Brookhaven

Homes, Christopher C.

132

Single-peak excitonic emission of CdSe ultra-thin quantum wells finished with fractional monolayers  

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Ultra-thin quantum wells (UTQWs) of CdSe grown by atomic layer epitaxy (ALE) present very interesting features, such as intense excitonic luminescence and relatively narrow width. Grown under adequate conditions only a single excitonic peak is exhibited ... Keywords: Atomic layer epitaxy (ALE), CdSe, Excitons, II-VI semiconductors, Interface, Photoluminiscence, Ultra-thin quantum wells, ZnSe

Adrián Alfaro-Martínez; Isaac Hernández-Calderón

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Spectroscopy of low energy solar neutrinos using CdTe detectors  

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The usage of a large amount of CdTe(CdZnTe) semiconductor detectors for solar neutrino spectroscopy in the low energy region is investigated. Several different coincidence signals can be formed on five different isotopes to measure the Be-7 neutrino line at 862 keV in real-time. The most promising one is the usage of Cd-116 resulting in 89 SNU. The presence of Te-125 permits even the real-time detection of pp-neutrinos. A possible antineutrino flux above 713 keV might be detected by capture on Cd-106 .

K. Zuber

2002-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

134

Spectroscopy of low energy solar neutrinos using CdTe detectors  

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The usage of a large amount of CdTe(CdZnTe) semiconductor detectors for solar neutrino spectroscopy in the low energy region is investigated. Several different coincidence signals can be formed on five different isotopes to measure the Be-7 neutrino line at 862 keV in real-time. The most promising one is the usage of Cd-116 resulting in 89 SNU. The presence of Te-125 permits even the real-time detection of pp-neutrinos. A possible antineutrino flux above 713 keV might be detected by capture on Cd-106 .

Zuber, K

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

JEM Abstracts: August 1996  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A CdHgTe resonant cavity light emitting diode (RCLED) is proposed as a new infrared emitter. The device is prepared by molecular beam epitaxy on a CdZnTe

136

Cd-P (Cadmium - Phosphorus)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cd-P crystallographic data...Cd-P crystallographic data Phase Composition, wt% P Pearson symbol Space group (Cd) 0 hP 2 P 6 3 / mmc Cd 3 P 2 16 tI 40 P 4 2 / nmc Cd 6 P 7 24.3 c *52 � Cd 7 P 10 24.3 oF 136 Fdd 2 βCdP 2 55.6 tP 24 P 4 3 2 1 2 αCdP 2 35.6 oP 12 Pna 2 1 CdP 4 52.4 mP 10 P 2 1 / c...

137

Ba-Cd (Barium - Cadmium)  

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Ba-Cd crystallographic data...Ba-Cd crystallographic data Phase Composition, wt% Cd Pearson symbol Space group (Ba) 0 cI 2 Im m Ba 2 Cd 29.0 tI 6 I 4/ mmm BaCd 45 cP 2 Pm m BaCd 2 62.1 oI 12 Imma Ba 7 Cd 31 78.4 hP 41 P 6/ mmm BaCd 11 90.0 tI 48 I 4 1 / amd (Cd) 100 hP 2 P 6 3 / mmc...

138

Elastic and surface energies: Two key parameters for CdSe quantum dot formation  

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The two-dimensional-three-dimensional transition of a strained CdSe layer on (001) ZnSe induced by the use of amorphous selenium is studied. To precisely control the thickness of the CdSe layer, atomic layer epitaxy growth mode is used. Atomic force microscopy and reflection high-energy electron diffraction measurements reveal the formation of CdSe islands when 3 ML (monolayers) of CdSe, corresponding to the critical thickness, are deposited. When only 2.5 ML of CdSe are deposited another relaxation mechanism is observed, leading to the appearance of strong undulations on the surface. For a 3 ML thick CdSe layer, transmission electron microscopy images indicate that the formation of the islands occurs only after the amorphous selenium desorption.

Robin, Ivan-Christophe; Andre, Regis; Bougerol, Catherine; Aichele, Thomas; Tatarenko, Serge [Laboratoire de Spectrometrie Physique/CNRS UMR5588, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, BP87, 38402 St. Martin d'Heres (France)

2006-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

139

Microsoft PowerPoint - AWMA2006_Hg Panel_FEELEY.ppt  

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A&WMA's A&WMA's 99 th Annual Conference & Exhibition Hg Control Technology Panel June 23, 2006 New Orleans, Louisiana Thomas J. Feeley, III thomas.feeley@netl.doe.gov National Energy Technology Laboratory AWMA2006_Hg Panel_FEELEY Outline * Background * Phase II project update/Phase III project descriptions * BOP and related technical issues * Preliminary economic assessment * Byproduct-Hg issues/potential economic impacts * Conclusion AWMA2006_Hg Panel_FEELEY Mercury Control Technology Program Performance/Cost Objectives * Have technologies ready for commercial demonstration by: * 2007 that can reduce "uncontrolled" Hg emissions by 50-70% * 2010 for all coals that can reduce "uncontrolled" Hg emissions by +90% * Reduce cost by 25-50% compared to baseline cost

140

Microsoft Word - Updated netl Hg program white paper v.1 July2008...  

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manages the premier mercury (Hg) research and development (R&D) program for coal- fired power generation facilities in the world. Working collaboratively with the U.S....

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141

Safety Bulletin 2005-08: Safe Management of Mercury (Hg)  

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SAFETY & HEALTH SAFETY & HEALTH SAFETY & HEALTH BULLETIN Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety & Health * U.S. Department of Energy * Washington, DC 20585 Safe Management of Mercury (Hg) DOE/EH-0697 Issue No. 2005-08 June 2005 PURPOSE This Bulletin provides information on a safety concern that may impact operations at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. Specifically, the concern is the safe handling of mercury and mercury compounds. BACKGROUND Mercury is found in small amounts in thermometers, manometers, and barometers and in larger quantities at DOE facilities - ranging from amounts found in scientific equipment to tons in remediation waste at burial sites and hundreds of tons at the DOE stockpile storage facility in Oak Ridge.

142

In vitro HgCl{sub 2} exposure of immune cells at different stages of maturation: Effects on phenotype and function  

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This is the first study to investigate the hypothesis that the immunotoxic effects of inorganic mercury may be modulated by inherent differences in the responsiveness of immune cells related to the age of the donor. We exposed cells from lymph nodes, spleen, and thymus, collected from 7- and 10-day-old CD.1 pups, as well as from adult CD.1 mice, in terms of the effects of mercury in vitro on responses to Con-A stimulation with respect to proliferation, cytokine production, and cell phenotype. The effects of mercury on proliferation were age and organ dependent, while effects on cytokine production were only age dependent. Effects of mercury were observed only on splenocyte T-cell subpopulations and only in cells from 10-day-old pups and from adults. Mercury had no effect on IFN-{gamma} and IL-4 production by splenocytes from 7-day-old pups, but significantly decreased release of these cytokines by splenocytes from 10-day-old pups and adults. Hg did not affect IL-4 production by lymph node cells or thymocytes. In lymph node cells Hg affected IFN-{gamma} production only at 7 days. These data indicate that inherent properties of immune cells at different stages of development may influence the response to immunotoxicants.

Silva, I.A. [Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E6644, Baltimore, MD 21205 (United States)]. E-mail: esilberg@jhsph.edu; Graber, J. [School of Medicine, University of Maryland, 660 West Redwood St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (United States); Nyland, J.F. [Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E6644, Baltimore, MD 21205 (United States); Silbergeld, E.K. [Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E6644, Baltimore, MD 21205 (United States)

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

CdSxTe1-x Alloying in CdS/CdTe Solar Cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A CdSxTe1-x layer forms by interdiffusion of CdS and CdTe during the fabrication of thin-film CdTe photovoltaic (PV) devices. The CdSxTe1-x layer is thought to be important because it relieves strain at the CdS/CdTe interface that would otherwise exist due to the 10% lattice mismatch between these two materials. Our previous work [1] has indicated that the electrical junction is located in this interdiffused CdSxTe1-x region. Further understanding, however, is essential to predict the role of this CdSxTe1-x layer in the operation of CdS/CdTe devices. In this study, CdSxTe1-x alloy films were deposited by RF magnetron sputtering and co-evaporation from CdTe and CdS sources. Both radio-frequency-magnetron-sputtered and co-evaporated CdSxTe1-x films of lower S content (x<0.3) have a cubic zincblende (ZB) structure akin to CdTe, while those of higher S content have a hexagonal wurtzite (WZ) structure like that of CdS. Films become less preferentially oriented as a result of a CdCl2 heat treatment at ~400 degrees C for 5 min. Films sputtered in a 1% O2/Ar ambient are amorphous as deposited, but show CdTe ZB, CdS WZ, and CdTe oxide phases after a CdCl2 heat treatment (HT). Films sputtered in O2 partial pressure have a much wider bandgap (BG) than expected. This may be explained by nanocrystalline size effects seen previously [2] for sputtered oxygenated CdS (CdS:O) films.

Duenow, J. N.; Dhere, R. G.; Moutinho, H. R.; To, B.; Pankow, J. W.; Kuciauskas, D.; Gessert, T. A.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Nested reactor chamber and operation for Hg-196 isotope separation process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is directed to an apparatus for use in .sup.196 Hg separation and its method of operation. Specifically, the present invention is directed to a nested reactor chamber useful for .sup.196 Hg isotope separation reactions avoiding the photon starved condition commonly encountered in coaxial reactor systems.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Detection of THz radiation with devices made from wafers with HgTe and InSb quantum wells  

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In this study we present measurements of the Terahertz (THz) photoconductivity of 2D electron system realized at HgTe/HgCdTe and AlInSb/InSb/AlInSb quantum wells (QWs) in Corbino geometry (inner and outer radius: 500 {mu}m and 1500 {mu}m) with different mobilities and electron densities. To characterize the devices, the Shubnikov-de Haas (SdH) effect up to magnetic fields B of 7T and current-voltage (I-V) characteristics at various magnetic fields were measured. The THz radiation is provided by a p-Ge laser which operates with a magnetic field and a high voltage for the electrical pumping. The stimulated emission is caused by transitions between Landau levels of light holes [1]. The laser is tunable in the range between 1.7 to 2.5 THz (corresponding to wavelengths between 120 to 180 {mu}m or energies of 7 to 12 meV). The laser is pulsed with a pulse rate of 1 Hz and pulse lengths of about 1 {mu}s with low switching times (about 20 ns). The monochromatic THz radiation is transferred to our samples via a 0.32m long brass waveguide immersed in liquid Helium. The detection of a change in the conductivity of the sample due to absorption of THz-radiation (photoresponse) requires a low-noise circuit. For the Corbino-shaped samples the photoresponse (PR) is measured via a resistor R{sub V} of 1 k{Omega}. The signal is transferred via in a high-frequency cable and detected with a digital oscilloscope.

Gouider, F.; Nachtwei, G. [Institut fuer Angewandte Physik, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, D-38106 Braunschweig (Germany); Vasilyev, Yu. B.; Koenemann, J. [A. F. Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, RU-194021 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Buckle, P. D. [QinetiQ Ltd, Malvern WR14 3PS (United Kingdom); Bruene, C.; Buhmann, H. [Julius-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg, D-97074 (Germany)

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

146

On arithmetic partitions of Zn  

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Generalizing a classical problem in enumerative combinatorics, Mansour and Sun counted the number of subsets of Z"n without certain separations. Chen, Wang, and Zhang then studied the problem of partitioning Z"n into arithmetical progressions of a given ...

Victor J. W. Guo; Jiang Zeng

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Metal concentrations (AS, CD, CR, PB, HG and SE) in Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.  

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??Concerns about contaminants in fish have increased in recent years, especially in species consumed heavily in subsistence diets. Most studies of contaminants in Alaskan subsistence… (more)

Jeitner, Christian, 1976-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Fast surface temperature measurement of Teflon propellant-in-pulsed ablative discharges using HgCdTe photovoltaic cells  

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High-speed mercury cadmium telluride photovoltaic detectors, sensitive to infrared emission, are investigated as a means of measuring surface temperature on a microsecond time frame during pulsed ablative discharges with Teflon trade mark sign as the ablated material. Analysis is used to derive a governing equation for detector output voltage for materials with wavelength dependent emissivity. The detector output voltage is experimentally calibrated against thermocouples embedded in heated Teflon. Experimental calibration is performed with Teflon that has been exposed to {approx}200 pulsed discharges and non-plasma-exposed Teflon and is compared to theoretical predictions to analyze emissivity differences. The diagnostic capability is evaluated with measurements of surface temperature from the Teflon propellant of electric micropulsed plasma thrusters. During the pulsed current discharge, there is insufficient information to claim that the surface temperature is accurately measured. However, immediately following the discharge, the postpulse cooling curve is measured. The statistical spread of postpulse surface temperature from shot to shot, most likely due to arc constriction and localization, is investigated to determine an operational envelope for postpulse temperature and mass ablation. This information is useful for determining postpulse ablation contributions to mass loss as well as evaluation of theoretical discharge models currently under development.

Antonsen, Erik L.; Burton, Rodney L.; Reed, Garrett A.; Spanjers, Gregory G. [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois 61801 (United States); ERC Inc., Edwards AFB, California 93524 (United States); Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico 87117 (United States)

2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Inhomogeneous distribution of mercury on the surfaces of rapidly rotating HgMn stars  

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Starspots are usually associated with the action of magnetic fields at the stellar surfaces. However, recently an inhomogeneous chemical distribution of mercury was found for the mercury-manganese (HgMn) star alpha And -- a well-established member of a non-magnetic subclass of the chemically peculiar stars of the upper main sequence. In this study we present first results of the high-resolution survey of the HgII 3984 resonance line in the spectra of rapidly rotating HgMn stars with atmospheric parameters similar to those of alpha And. We use spectrum synthesis modelling and take advantage of the Doppler resolution of the stellar surfaces to probe horizontal structure of mercury distribution. Clear signatures of spots are found in the HgII 3984 line profiles of HR 1185 and HR 8723. Two observations of the latter star separated by two days give evidence for the line profile variability. We conclude that inhomogeneous distribution of Hg is a common phenomenon for the rapidly rotating HgMn stars in the 13000--13800 K effective temperature range independently of the stellar evolutionary stage. These results establish existence of a new class of spectrum variable spotted B-type stars. It is suggested that the observed Hg inhomogeneities arise from dynamical instabilities in the chemical diffusion processes and are unrelated to magnetic phenomena.

O. Kochukhov; N. Piskunov; M. Sachkov; D. Kudryavtsev

2005-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Of Mice and Men: Evolution and the Socialist Utopia. William Morris, H.G. Wells, and George Bernard Shaw*  

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Of Mice and Men: Evolution and the Socialist Utopia. William Morris, H.G. Wells, and George Bernard, and imagined a non-Malthusian future. H.G. Wells, an enthusiastic admirer of Morris in the early days of change he called ``creative evolution.'' Keywords: William Morris, H.G. Wells, G.B. Shaw, Malthus, August

Hale, Piers J.

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A Solid-State 199Hg NMR Study of Mercury Halides  

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red polymorph) suggest that the mercury is in sites of cubicTable III. NMR Properties of Mercury Halide Nuclei a IsotopeState 199 Hg NMR Study of Mercury Halides R. E. Taylor 1 *,

Taylor, Robert E; Bai, Shi; Dybowski, Cecil

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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H.G. Rickover, 1964 | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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H.G. Rickover, 1964 The Enrico Fermi Award Fermi Award Home Nomination & Selection Guidelines Award Laureates 2000's 1990's 1980's 1970's 1960's 1950's Ceremony The Life of Enrico...

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Investigation of polycrystalline thin film CuInSe{sub 2} solar cells based on ZnSe windows. Annual subcontract report, 15 February, 1993--14 February, 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report concerns studies of CIS solar cells based on ZnSe window layers. ZnSe/CIS devices are fabricated by growing ZnSe films by MOCVD onto Siemens CIS and graded absorber substrates. ZnSe films are grown by reacting H{sub 2}Se with a zinc adduct. ZnSe/CIS heterojunctions have been studied by depositing transparent aluminum contacts onto ZnSe. These studies indicate that ZnSe/CIS solar cells can be fabricated with an efficiency greater than 14%. Open circuit voltages are typically larger than 500 mV and the optimum range of ZnSe film thickness for maximum efficiency is between 100 {angstrom} and 250 {angstrom}. Photocurrents are significantly reduced as the film thickness exceeds 250 {angstrom}. Photoluminescence spectroscopy has been utilized to characterize the physical nature of CIS substrate surfaces, and ZnSe-CIS interfaces. These studies indicate that a segregated phase(s) exists at the surface of as received Siemens substrates. Additionally, it is determined that the segregated phase(s) still exist after the ZnSe growth process. To date, sputtered ZnO top contact layers have caused degradation of the photovoltaic properties of the ZnSe/CIS structure. Investigations of the effects of MOCVD grown ZnO upon ZnSe/CIS structures will soon be initiated. To establish the feasibility of ZnSe as a window layer, cells have been fabricated by incorporating a protective layer of CdS between the ZnSe and ZnO. A total area efficiency of 11% was obtained with such a structure.

Olsen, L.C. [Washington State Univ., Richland, WA (United States)

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Response of Cds/CdTe Devices to Te Exposure of Back Contact: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Theoretical predictions of thin-film CdS/CdTe photovoltaic (PV) devices have suggested performance may be improved by reducing recombination due to Te-vacancy (VTe) or Te-interstitial (Tei) defects. Although formation of these intrinsic defects is likely influenced by CdTe deposition parameters, it also may be coupled to formation of beneficial cadmium vacancy (VCd) defects. If this is true, reducing potential effects of VTe or Tei may be difficult without also reducing the density of VCd. In contrast, post-deposition processes can sometimes afford a greater degree of defect control. Here we explore a post-deposition process that appears to influence the Te-related defects in polycrystalline CdTe. Specifically, we have exposed the CdTe surface to Te prior to ZnTe:Cu/Ti contact-interface formation with the goal of reducing VTe but without significantly reducing VCd. Initial results show that when this modified contact is used on a CdCl2-treated CdS/CdTe device, significantly poorer device performance results. This suggests two things: First, the amount of free-Te available during contact formation (either from chemical etching or CuTe or ZnTe deposition) may be a more important parameter to device performance than previously appreciated. Second, if processes have been used to reduce the effect of VTe (e.g., oxygen and chlorine additions to the CdTe), adding even a small amount of Te may produce detrimental defects.

Gessert, T. A.; Burst, J. M.; Ma, J.; Wei, S. H.; Kuciauskas, D.; Barnes, T. M.; Duenow, J. N.; Young, M. R.; Rance, W. L.; Li, J. V.; Dippo, P.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strain-dependent photoluminescence behavior in three geometries of CdSe/CdS nanocrystals  

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X. et al. Shape control of CdSe nanocrystals. Nature 404,of nearly monodisperse CdSe/CdS core/shell nanocrystalsgrowth of highly luminescent CdSe/CdS nanoheterostructures

Choi, Charina L

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Laser-assisted sol-gel growth and characteristics of ZnO thin films  

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ZnO thin films were grown on Si(100) substrates by a sol-gel method assisted by laser beam irradiation with a 325 nm He-Cd laser. In contrast to conventional sol-gel ZnO thin films, the surface morphology of the laser-assisted sol-gel thin films was much smoother, and the residual stress in the films was relaxed by laser irradiation. The luminescent properties of the films were also enhanced by laser irradiation, especially, by irradiation during the deposition and post-heat treatment stages. The incident laser beam is thought to play several roles, such as annihilating defects by accelerating crystallization during heat treatment, enhancing the surface migration of atoms and molecules, and relaxing the ZnO matrix structure during crystallization.

Kim, Min Su; Kim, Soaram [Department of Nano Systems Engineering, Center for Nano Manufacturing, Inje University, Gimhae 621-749 (Korea, Republic of); Leem, Jae-Young [Department of Nano Systems Engineering, Center for Nano Manufacturing, Inje University, Gimhae 621-749 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Nano Engineering, Inje University, Gimhae 621-749 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

157

Doped colloidal ZnO nanocrystals  

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Colloidal ZnO nanocrystals are promising for a wide range of applications due to the combination of unique multifunctional nature and remarkable solution processability. Doping is an effective approach of enhancing the properties of colloidal ZnO nanocrystals ...

Yizheng Jin; Yuping Ren; MoTao Cao; Zhizhen Ye

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manifold and method of batch measurement of Hg-196 concentration using a mass spectrometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sample manifold and method of its use has been developed so that milligram quantities of mercury can be analyzed mass spectroscopically to determine the [sup 196]Hg concentration to less than 0.02 atomic percent. Using natural mercury as a standard, accuracy of [+-]0.002 atomic percent can be obtained. The mass spectrometer preferably used is a commercially available GC/MS manufactured by Hewlett Packard. A novel sample manifold is contained within an oven allowing flow rate control of Hg into the MS. Another part of the manifold connects to an auxiliary pumping system which facilitates rapid clean up of residual Hg in the manifold. Sample cycle time is about 1 hour. 8 figures.

Grossman, M.W.; Evans, R.

1991-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetism, chemical spots, and stratification in the HgMn star phi Phoenicis  

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Mercury-manganese (HgMn) stars have been considered as non-magnetic and non-variable chemically peculiar (CP) stars for a long time. However, recent discoveries of the variability in spectral line profiles suggested an inhomogeneous surface distribution of chemical elements in some HgMn stars. From the studies of other CP stars it is known that magnetic field plays a key role in the formation of surface spots. All attempts to find magnetic fields in HgMn stars yielded negative results. In this study, we investigate a possible presence of the magnetic field in phi Phe (HD 11753) and reconstruct surface distribution of chemical elements that show variability in spectral lines. We also test a hypothesis that magnetic field is concentrated in chemical spots and look into the possibility that some chemical elements are stratified with depth in the stellar atmosphere.

Makaganiuk, V; Piskunov, N; Jeffers, S V; Johns-Krull, C M; Keller, C U; Rodenhuis, M; Snik, F; Stempels, H C; Valenti, J A

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermographic analyses of the growth of Cd1-xZnxTe single crystals  

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Bulk Cd1-xZnxTe (0Zn content causes non-monotonic dependencies in the quality of the crystals structure.

Kopach, O.V.; Bolotnikov, A.; Shcherbak, Larysa P.; Fochuk, Petro M.; and James, Ralph B.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Processing Effects on Junction Interdiffusion in CdS/CdTe Polycrystalline Devices  

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The performance of CdS/CdTe solar cells is strongly impacted by the process used to grow the CdS layer. CdS films grown by chemical-bath deposition (CBD) exhibit lower sublimation (CSS).

Albin, D.; Yan, Y.; King, D.; Moutinho, H.; Jones, K.; Matson, R.; Al-Jassim, M.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ZnO PN Junctions for Highly-Efficient, Low-Cost Light Emitting Diodes  

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By 2015, the US Department of Energy has set as a goal the development of advanced solid state lighting technologies that are more energy efficient, longer lasting, and more cost-effective than current technology. One approach that is most attractive is to utilize light-emitting diode technologies. Although III-V compound semiconductors have been the primary focus in pursuing this objective, ZnO-based materials present some distinct advantages that could yield success in meeting this objective. As with the nitrides, ZnO is a direct bandgap semiconductor whose gap energy (3.2 eV) can be tuned from 3.0 to 4 eV with substitution of Mg for higher bandgap, Cd for lower bandgap. ZnO has an exciton binding energy of 60 meV, which is larger than that for the nitrides, indicating that it should be a superior light emitting semiconductor. Furthermore, ZnO thin films can be deposited at temperatures on the order of 400-600 C, which is significantly lower than that for the nitrides and should lead to lower manufacturing costs. It has also been demonstrated that functional ZnO electronic devices can be fabricated on inexpensive substrates, such as glass. Therefore, for the large-area photonic application of solid state lighting, ZnO holds unique potential. A significant impediment to exploiting ZnO in light-emitting applications has been the absence of effective p-type carrier doping. However, the recent realization of acceptor-doped ZnO material overcomes this impediment, opening the door to ZnO light emitting diode development In this project, the synthesis and properties of ZnO-based pn junctions for light emitting diodes was investigated. The focus was on three issues most pertinent to realizing a ZnO-based solid state lighting technology, namely (1) achieving high p-type carrier concentrations in epitaxial and polycrystalline films, (2) realizing band edge emission from pn homojunctions, and (3) investigating pn heterojunction constructs that should yield efficient light emission. The project engaged established expertise at the University of Florida in ZnO film growth (D. Norton), device fabrication (F. Ren) and wide bandgap photonics (S. Pearton). It addressed p-type doping and junction formation in (Zn,Mg)O alloy thin films. The project employed pulsed laser deposition for film growth. The p-type dopant of interest was primarily phosphorus, given the recent results in our laboratory and elsewhere that this anions can yield p-type ZnO-based materials. The role of Zn interstitials, oxygen vacancies, and/or hydrogen complexes in forming compensating shallow donor levels imposes the need to simultaneously consider the role of in situ and post-growth processing conditions. Temperature-dependent Hall, Seebeck, C-V, and resistivity measurements was used to determine conduction mechanisms, carrier type, and doping. Temperature-dependent photoluminescence was used to determine the location of the acceptor level, injection efficiency, and optical properties of the structures. X-ray diffraction will used to characterize film crystallinity. Using these materials, the fabrication and characterization of (Zn,Mg)O pn homojunction and heterojunction devices was pursued. Electrical characterization of the junction capacitance and I-V behavior was used to extract junction profile and minority carrier lifetime. Electroluminescence from biased junctions was the primary property of interest.

David P. Norton; Stephen Pearton; Fan Ren

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a predictive kinetic model for homogeneous Hg oxidation data  

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Several researchers have developed kinetic models to predict the effects of various flue gas components on homogeneous mercury (Hg) oxidation. Most of these models make use of over 50 reversible reactions that involve radicals in a combustion or post-combustion ... Keywords: Chlorine gas, Homogeneous mercury oxidation, Kinetic model, Simulated flue gas

Hans Agarwal; Harvey G. Stenger

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Anisotropy in CdSe quantum rods  

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in synthesizing monodisperse CdSe nanorods has allowed us toout the phase diagram of the CdSe nanorod solution in order2. Controlled Synthesis of CdSe Nanorods 2.1 Introduction In

Li, Liang-shi

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: CD-ROM Ordering System  

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CD-DVD Ordering System Publications CD-DVD Ordering System Please complete the following information so the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) can promptly process your order....

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Patterned three-color ZnCdSeZnCdMgSe quantum-well structures for integrated full-color and white light emitters  

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. This result demonstrates the feasibility of fabricating integrated full-color light emitting diode and laser American Institute of Physics. S0003-6951 00 04149-8 Light emitting diodes LEDs and laser diodes LDs having

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The effects of the band bending caused by interface states in CdTe and CIS solar cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this paper, the effects of interface states in the Z-nO/CdS/CuinSe{sub 2}, and CdS/CdTe solar cells are presented. The effects are investigated through numerical modeling using ADEPT (A Device Emulation Program and Tool). The results show that donor-like interface states have very little effect but acceptor-like interface states at the resistive ZnO/CdS can cause pinning of the bands at the interface, thus leading to non-exponential illuminated I-V curves when the interface state densities are high enough. High density of acceptor-like states between the CdS and In-rich CIS does not result in the two-diode like IV curves. Instead they can significantly lower the fill factor. In the CdS/CdTe solar cells. either donor- or acceptor-like interface states have little effect since almost all the depletion region lies in the CdTe. Thus, the metallurgical junction where the interface states are located is away from the electrical junction where the conductivity type changes.

Lee, Youn-Jung; Gray, J.L. [Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States). School of Electrical Engineering

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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ZnS/Zn(O,OH)S-based buffer layer deposition for solar cells  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention provides CBD ZnS/Zn(O,OH)S and spray deposited ZnS/Zn(O,OH)S buffer layers prepared from a solution of zinc salt, thiourea and ammonium hydroxide dissolved in a non-aqueous/aqueous solvent mixture or in 100% non-aqueous solvent. Non-aqueous solvents useful in the invention include methanol, isopropanol and triethyl-amine. One-step deposition procedures are described for CIS, CIGS and other solar cell devices.

Bhattacharya, Raghu N. (Littleton, CO)

2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

169

Fermilab Physics CD-ROM  

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Education Office has transferred the three activities below from its website (www-ed.fnal.gov) to a CD-Rom for classroom use. Fermilabyrinth is targeted, but not limited to a...

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CdTeportfoliooffers%commercialready %highefficiencysolar %  

deposited#by#close#space# ... National#Renewable#Energy#Laboratory# Eric.Payne@nrel.gov# 303B275B3166# Title: CdTe portfolio offers commercial ready high efficiency solar

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www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms Cytotoxic Effects of CdSe Quantum Dots on Maturation of Mouse Oocytes, Fertilization, and Fetal Development  

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Abstract: Quantum dots (QDs) are useful novel luminescent markers, but their embryonic toxicity is yet to be fully established, particularly in oocyte maturation and sperm fertilization. Earlier experiments by our group show that CdSe-core QDs have cytotoxic effects on mouse blastocysts and are associated with defects in subsequent development. Here, we further investigate the influence of CdSe-core QDs on oocyte maturation, fertilization, and subsequent pre- and postimplantation development. CdSe-core QDs induced a significant reduction in the rates of oocyte maturation, fertilization, and in vitro embryo development, but not ZnS-coated CdSe QDs. Treatment of oocytes with 500 nM CdSe-core QDs during in vitro maturation (IVM) led to increased resorption of postimplantation embryos and decreased placental and fetal weights. To our knowledge, this is the first study to report the negative impact of CdSe-core QDs on mouse oocyte development. Moreover, surface modification of CdSe-core QDs with ZnS effectively prevented this cytotoxicity.

Ming-shu Hsieh; Nion-heng Shiao; Wen-hsiung Chan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Axi-symmetrical flow reactor for .sup.196 Hg photochemical enrichment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is directed to an improved photochemical reactor useful for the isotopic enrichment of a predetermined isotope of mercury, especially, .sup.196 Hg. Specifically, two axi-symmetrical flow reactors were constructed according to the teachings of the present invention. These reactors improve the mixing of the reactants during the photochemical enrichment process, affording higher yields of the desired .sup.196 Hg product. Measurements of the variation of yield (Y) and enrichment factor (E) along the flow axis of these reactors indicates very substantial improvement in process uniformity compared to previously used photochemical reactor systems. In one preferred embodiment of the present invention, the photoreactor system was built such that the reactor chamber was removable from the system without disturbing the location of either the photochemical lamp or the filter employed therewith.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CdS/CdTe Solar Cells Containing Directly Deposited CdSxTe1-x Alloy Layers: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A CdSxTe1-x layer forms by interdiffusion of CdS and CdTe during the fabrication of thin-film CdTe photovoltaic (PV) devices. The CdSxTe1-x layer is thought to be important because it relieves strain at the CdS/CdTe interface that would otherwise exist due to the 10% lattice mismatch between these two materials. Our previous work [1] has indicated that the electrical junction is located in this interdiffused CdSxTe1-x region. Further understanding, however, is essential to predict the role of this CdSxTe1-x layer in the operation of CdS/CdTe devices. In this study, CdSxTe1-x alloy films were deposited by radio-frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering and co-evaporation from CdTe and CdS sources. Both RF-magnetron-sputtered and co-evaporated CdSxTe1-x films of lower S content (x<0.3) have a cubic zincblende (ZB) structure akin to CdTe, whereas those of higher S content have a hexagonal wurtzite (WZ) structure like that of CdS. Films become less preferentially oriented as a result of a CdCl2 heat treatment (HT) at ~400 degrees C for 5 min. Films sputtered in a 1% O2/Ar ambient are amorphous as deposited, but show CdTe ZB, CdS WZ, and CdTe oxide phases after a CdCl2 HT. Films sputtered in O2 partial pressure have a much wider bandgap than expected. This may be explained by nanocrystalline size effects seen previously [2] for sputtered oxygenated CdS (CdS:O) films. Initial PV device results show that the introduction of a directly-deposited CdSxTe1-x alloy layer into the device structure produces devices of comparable performance to those without the alloy layer when a CdCl2 HT is performed. Further investigation is required to determine whether the CdCl2 heat treatment step can be altered or eliminated through direct deposition of the alloy layer.

Duenow, J. N.; Dhere, R. G.; Moutinho, H. R.; To, B.; Pankow, J. W.; Kuciauskas, D.; Gessert, T. A.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole body retention and tissue distribution of (/sup 203/Hg)methylmercury in adult cats  

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To assess the whole body retention and tissue distribution of methylmercury six adult female random-bred cats were given a single oral dose of 78 ..mu..g (55 ..mu..Ci) of (/sup 203/Hg)methylmercury chloride. /sup 203/Hg in the whole body of the cats and in feces and urine were monitored for 156 days. Samples of hair collected throughout the experiment were used to correct the whole body radioactivity measurements for the mercury contained in the hair and to adjust the whole body retention for the amount of mercury contained in the hair. Tissue distribution of /sup 203/Hg was measured 156 days postdosing. The ability of various tissues to concentrate methylmercury was expressed as a concentration factor (CF = (specific activity of a tissue at a time t)/(specific activity of the whole cat at time t)). The whole body half-period of methylmercury after a single oral dose of (/sup 203/Hg)methylmercury to cats was 117.7 +- (SE) 1.4 days including the hair and 76.2 +- 1.6 days excluding the hair. The half-period of appearance of methylmercury in hair, feces and urine were 69 +- 5, 68 +- 5, and 78 +- 4 days, respectively. The percentage of the total dose of methylmercury remaining in the cats after 156 days were 35.9 +- 3.3 percent. Hair showed the highest CF(30.2 +- 2.6) followed by liver (12.4 +- 1.0), gall-bladder (2.3 +- 0.5), and kidney (2.0 +- 0.1). Muscle, lymph nodes, hide, and adrenal gland had CF values of approximately 1. The CF for various brain areas ranged between 0.48 and 0.60.

Hollins, J.G.; Willes, R.F.; Bryce, F.R.; Charbonneau, S.M.; Munro, I.C.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated product recovery in a HG-196 photochemical isotope separation process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of removing deposited product from a photochemical reactor used in the enrichment of .sup.196 Hg has been developed and shown to be effective for rapid re-cycling of the reactor system. Unlike previous methods relatively low temperatures are used in a gas and vapor phase process of removal. Importantly, the recovery process is understood in a quantitative manner so that scaling design to larger capacity systems can be easily carried out.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA); Speer, Richard (Reading, MA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Hg Alternatives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... These activities built on support provided in 2007 to the Food and Drug Administration (concerning steam processing of food) and ASTM's ...

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

177

High efficiency thin film CdTe and a-Si based solar cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work done by the University of Toledo during the first year of this subcontract. During this time, the CdTe group constructed a second dual magnetron sputter deposition facility; optimized reactive sputtering for ZnTe:N films to achieve 10 ohm-cm resistivity and {approximately}9% efficiency cells with a copper-free ZnTe:N/Ni contact; identified Cu-related photoluminescence features and studied their correlation with cell performance including their dependence on temperature and E-fields; studied band-tail absorption in CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1{minus}x} films at 10 K and 300 K; collaborated with the National CdTe PV Team on (1) studies of high-resistivity tin oxide (HRT) layers from ITN Energy Systems, (2) fabrication of cells on the HRT layers with 0, 300, and 800-nm CdS, and (3) preparation of ZnTe:N-based contacts on First Solar materials for stress testing; and collaborated with Brooklyn College for ellipsometry studies of CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1{minus}x} alloy films, and with the University of Buffalo/Brookhaven NSLS for synchrotron X-ray fluorescence studies of interdiffusion in CdS/CdTe bilayers. The a-Si group established a baseline for fabricating a-Si-based solar cells with single, tandem, and triple-junction structures; fabricated a-Si/a-SiGe/a-SiGe triple-junction solar cells with an initial efficiency of 9.7% during the second quarter, and 10.6% during the fourth quarter (after 1166 hours of light-soaking under 1-sun light intensity at 50 C, the 10.6% solar cells stabilized at about 9%); fabricated wide-bandgap a-Si top cells, the highest Voc achieved for the single-junction top cell was 1.02 V, and top cells with high FF (up to 74%) were fabricated routinely; fabricated high-quality narrow-bandgap a-SiGe solar cells with 8.3% efficiency; found that bandgap-graded buffer layers improve the performance (Voc and FF) of the narrow-bandgap a-SiGe bottom cells; and found that a small amount of oxygen partial pressure ({approximately}2 {times} 10{sup {minus}5} torr) was beneficial for growing high-quality films from ITO targets.

Compaan, A. D.; Deng, X.; Bohn, R. G.

2000-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Strain-Dependent Photoluminescence Behavior of CdSe/CdS Nanocrystals with Spherical, Linear, and Branched Topologies  

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emission peak maxima for CdSe/CdS rods of different lengthsfluorescence spectra of bare zb-CdSe dots in a diamond anvilPhotoluminescence Behavior of CdSe/CdS Nanocrystals with

Choi, Charina L.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska No Further Action Decision document for Hg-1. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This document is being prepared to document that a No Further Action Decision (NFAD) document is appropriate for the Hg-1 site at Shemya Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, under the Air Force Installation Restoration Program (IRP). The IRP is a Department of Defense (DOD) program established to identify and remediate hazardous waste problems on DOD property that result from past practices. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) draft document {open_quotes}No Further Action Criteria for DOD Military/FUD Sites{close_quotes} has been used as a guide in preparing this document. Air Force personnel have stated that the Hg-1 site may have been used to store mercury and PCB-contaminated material. The site was added to the IRP in 1987, and later that year a field investigation was conducted at the site. Soil samples were collected and analyzed for mercury, EP toxicity, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and dioxin. All concentrations of contaminants found in Area Hg-1 are below regulatory action levels for PCBs (40 CFR 761) and mercury (55 FR 30798) or below detection levels for dioxin/furans. Therefore, leaving these soils in place is acceptable.

1993-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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STATISTICAL EVALUATION OF PROCESSING DATA FROM THE RH RU HG MATRIX STUDY  

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An evaluation of the statistical significance of Rh, Ru, and Hg on DWPF Sludge Receipt and Adjustment Tank (SRAT) cycle catalytic hydrogen generation and process chemistry was conducted by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) using a full-factorial experimental design. This test design can identify significant interactions between these three species in addition to individual effects. Statistical modeling of data from the Rh-Ru-Hg matrix study has been completed. Preliminary data and conclusions were given in an earlier report. This final report concludes the work on the Rh-Ru-Hg matrix study. Modeling results are summarized below. Rhodium was found to: Promote increased total hydrogen mass; Promote an increase in the maximum hydrogen generation rate; Promote an increase in the hydrogen generation rate shortly after acid addition; Shorten the elapsed time between acid addition and the maximum hydrogen generation rate; Increase formate loss; Inhibit NO{sub 2} and total NO{sub x} off-gas species formation; and Reduce nitrite-to-nitrate conversion. Ruthenium was found to: Promote increased total hydrogen mass; Promote an increase in the maximum hydrogen generation rate; Promote an increase in the hydrogen generation rate in the second half of the SRAT cycle; Promote an increase in total CO{sub 2} generated; Increase formate loss; Promote NO{sub 2} and total NO{sub x} off-gas species formation; and Reduce nitrite-to-nitrate conversion. Mercury was found to: Inhibit total hydrogen mass produced; Promote an increase in total CO{sub 2} generated; Promote NO{sub 2} off-gas species formation; and Inhibit total NO{sub x} off-gas species formation. Results confirmed qualitative observations that Rh was activating before Ru for hydrogen generation. An interaction between Rh and Ru was present in the model for the total hydrogen generated during the SRAT, perhaps because the total combined contributions from two separate episodes of hydrogen generation. The first episode was dominated by Rh and the second by Ru. Consequently, the linear statistical model was asked to explain more than one phenomenon and included more terms. Mercury did not significantly impact hydrogen generated by either Rh or Ru in models in this study (all tests had Hg {ge} 0.5 wt% in total solids), whereas tests in Sludge Batches 3 and 4 (SB3 and SB4) with and without Hg showed a very significant negative impact from adding Hg. The conclusion is that once a small quantity of Hg is present, the primary inhibiting effect of Hg is in place, and hydrogen generation is relatively insensitive to further increases in total Hg. Any secondary Hg effects were difficult to quantify and model. Mercury was found to be statistically significant, however, as an inhibiting factor for hydrogen generation when modeling was based on the logarithm of the hydrogen generation rate. Only limited statistical evidence was found for non-linearity and quadratic dependence of other SRAT process measures, such as formate loss or total NO{sub x} generation, on the three matrix variables. The interaction term for Ru with Hg, however, appeared in models for total CO{sub 2}, total NO{sub 2}, and total moles of nitrogen-derived off-gas species. A single interaction between Ru and Hg during nitrite destruction could explain all three of these effects in the observed responses. Catalytic decomposition of nitrite ion by formic acid produces CO{sub 2} plus either NO or N{sub 2}O. The vast majority of the NO produced is converted to NO{sub 2}, and NO{sub 2} is the major fraction of the total moles of nitrogen in the off-gas species. Future experimental work related to catalytic hydrogen generation control is expected with regard to minimizing formic acid use through alternative reductants as well as in pursuing mesoporous media for sequestering the catalytically active noble metals to inhibit catalytic hydrogen generation. Two alternative stoichiometric acid equations are also under development. A summary document is in draft form that provides an overview of progress made in understanding ca

Koopman, D

2009-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin polarized current injection through HgBr{sub 2} intercalated Bi2212 intrinsic Josephson junctions.  

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To investigate the effect of polarized current on tunneling characteristics of intrinsic Josephson junctions (IJJs), spin-polarized and spin-degenerate current have been injected through the c-axis of HgBr{sub 2} intercalated Bi{sub 2.1}Sr{sub 1.5}Ca{sub 1.4}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 8+delta} (Bi2212) single crystals on which 10 times 10 mum{sup 2} mesas have been fabricated. These two spin conditions are achieved by depositing either Au (15 nm)/Co (80 nm)/Au (156 nm) multilayers or single Au film on HgBr{sub 2} intercalated Bi2212 with T{sub c} = 74 K followed by photolithography and Ar ion beam etching. The I-V characteristics have been measured with and without a magnetic field parallel to c-axis at 4.2 K. A fine, soft Au wire is used to make a gentle mechanical contact on the top of a particular mesa in the array. Tunneling conductance characteristics were obtained and the magnetic field dependence of sumgap voltage peaks was investigated. These peaks do not change in position with increasing magnetic field for both contact configurations. In addition, the temperature dependence of tunneling characteristics of the IJJs are obtained and existence of pseudogap feature is observed above T{sub c} for HgBr{sub 2} intercalated Bi2212.

Ozyuzer, L.; Kurter, C.; Ozdemir, M.; Zasadzinski, J. F.; Gray, K. E.; Hinks, D. G. (Materials Science Division); (Izmir Inst. of Tech.); (Illinois Inst. of Tech.)

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Reaction and Transformation of Hg and Trace Metals in Combustion Systems  

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The overall goal of this project was to produce a working dynamic model to predict the transformation and partitioning of trace metals resulting from combustion of a broad range of fuels. The information provided from this model will be instrumental in efforts to identify fuels and conditions that can be varied to reduce metal emissions. Through the course of this project, it was determined that mercury (Hg) and arsenic (As) would be the focus of the experimental investigation. Experiments were therefore conducted to examine homogeneous and heterogeneous mercury oxidation pathways, and to assess potential interactions between arsenic and calcium. As described in this report, results indicated that the role of SO{sub 2} on Hg oxidation was complex and depended upon overall gas phase chemistry, that iron oxide (hematite) particles contributed directly to heterogeneous Hg oxidation, and that As-Ca interactions occurred through both gas-solid and within-char reaction pathways. Modeling based on this study indicated that, depending upon coal type and fly ash particle size, vaporization-condensation, vaporization-surface reaction, and As-CaO in-char reaction all play a role in arsenic transformations under combustion conditions.

J. Helble; Clara Smith; David Miller

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

183

Overcoming degradation mechanisms in CdTe solar cells: First annual report, August 1998--August 1999  

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The authors have studied the importance of chemical processes for the stability of CdTe solar cells, in particular, diffusion in the ohmic contact/absorber junction regions. Both whole cells and test systems containing only the ohmic contact and the absorber are used. They found several experimental methods to be useable tools to follow the effects of impurity diffusion on the CdTe grain boundaries, grain bulk, and surface. In addition, they have explored alternative contacting schemes. The first year of activities led to the following tentative conclusions: Grain boundaries in CdTe/CdS cells are NOT fully passivated and are expected to be electrically active; There appears to be fast ionic diffusion in the vicinity of the Cu/HgTe/graphite back-contact, possibly enhanced by grain boundary diffusion; The macroscopic response to stress is different for cells with identical back-contact, but from different manufacturers. Different factors and/or different reactions to identical factors are possibly at work here; and Ni-P appears to be a promising back-contact material.

Cahen, D.; Gartsman, K.; Hodes, G.; Rotlevy, O.; Visoly-Fisher, I,; Dobson, K.

2000-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Substrate Structure CdTe Photovoltaic Devices with Performance Exceeding 10%: Preprint  

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Most work on CdTe-based solar cells has focused on devices with a superstrate structure. This focus is due to the early success of the superstrate structure in producing high-efficiency cells, problems of suitable ohmic contacts for lightly doped CdTe, and the simplicity of the structure for manufacturing. The development of the CdCl2 heat treatment boosted CdTe technology and perpetuated the use of the superstrate structure. However, despite the beneficial attributes of the superstrate structure, devices with a substrate structure are attractive both commercially and scientifically. The substrate structure eliminates the need for transparent superstrates and thus allows the use of flexible metal and possibly plastic substrates. From a scientific perspective, it allows better control in forming the junction and direct access to the junction for detailed analysis. Research on such devices has been limited. The efficiency of these devices has been limited to around 8% due to low open-circuit voltage (Voc) and fill factor. In this paper, we present our recent device development efforts at NREL on substrate-structure CdTe devices. We have found that processing parameters required to fabricate high-efficiency substrate CdTe PV devices differ from those necessary for traditional superstrate CdTe devices. We have worked on a variety of contact materials including Cu-doped ZnTe and CuxTe. We will present a comparative analysis of the performance of these contacts. In addition, we have studied the influence of fabrication parameters on junction properties. We will present an overview of our development work, which has led to CdTe devices with Voc values of more than 860 mV and NREL-confirmed efficiencies approaching 11%.

Dhere, R. G.; Duenow, J. N.; DeHart, C. M.; Li, J. V.; Kuciauskas, D.; Gessert, T. A.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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P2.19 MOCVD Growth of ZnO/ZnS Core-Shell Nanowires Arrays for ...  

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Dye sensitized solar cells have also been demonstrated using ZnO nanotips grown ... Their application in photovoltaic devices of the type GZO/ZnO-ZnS/Ag and ...

186

Application of ZnO Nanowires for Energy Harvesting Technology  

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The electric energy from ZnO nanowire can also be stored to power light emitting diode. This nanotechnology demonstrated with ZnO nanowires implies feasible ...

187

Two Homologous Intermetallic Phases in the Na-Au-Zn System with Sodium Bound in Unusual Paired Sites within 1D Tunnels  

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The Na-Au-Zn system contains the two intermetallic phases Na(0.97(4))Au(2)Zn(4)(I) and Na(0.72(4))Au(2)Zn(2)(II) that are commensurately and incommensurately modulated derivatives of K(0.37)Cd(2), respectively. Compound I crystallizes in tetragonal space group P4/mbm (No. 127), a = 7.986(1) Å, c = 7.971(1) Å, Z = 4, as a 1 × 1 × 3 superstructure derivative of K(0.37)Cd(2)(I4/mcm). Compound II is a weakly incommensurate derivative of K(0.37)Cd(2) with a modulation vector q = 0.189(1) along c. Its structure was solved in superspace group P4/mbm(00g)00ss, a = 7.8799(6) Å, c = 2.7326(4) Å, Z = 2, as well as its average structure in P4/mbm with the same lattice parameters.. The Au-Zn networks in both consist of layers of gold or zinc squares that are condensed antiprismatically along c ([Au(4/2)Zn(4)Zn(4)Au(4/2)] for I and [Au(4/2)Zn(4)Au(4/2)] for II) to define fairly uniform tunnels. The long-range cation dispositions in the tunnels are all clearly and rationally defined by electron density (Fourier) mapping. These show only close, somewhat diffuse, pairs of opposed, ?50% occupied Na sites that are centered on (I)(shown) or between (II) the gold squares. Tight-binding electronic structure calculations via linear muffin-tin-orbital (LMTO) methods, assuming random occupancy of ? ?100% of nonpaired Na sites, again show that the major Hamilton bonding populations in both compounds arise from the polar heteroatomic Au-Zn interactions. Clear Na-Au (and lesser Na-Zn) bonding is also evident in the COHP functions. These two compounds are the only stable ternary phases in the (Cs,Rb,K,Na)-Au-Zn systems, emphasizing the special bonding and packing requirements in these sodium structures

Samal, Saroj L.; Lin, Qisheng; Corbett, John D.

2012-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Micro-PL Studies of Polycrustalline CdS/CdTe Interfaces  

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We describe a technique of photoluminescence measurements with a resolutiion of microns. This technique is applied to examine the CdS/CdTe interface of CdTe solar cells.

Dhere, R.; Cheong, M.; Smith, S.; Albin, D.; Mascarenhas, A.; Gessert, T. A.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

A CD19/Fc fusion protein for detection of anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptors  

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Oliveira et al. : A CD19/Fc fusion protein for detection ofof the CD19-IgG 1 Fc fusion was performed under denatur- ingOpen Access A CD19/Fc fusion protein for detection of anti-

De Oliveira, Satiro N; Wang, Jiexin; Ryan, Christine; Morrison, Sherie L; Kohn, Donald B; Hollis, Roger P

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Defect Levels of Indium-doped CdMnTe Crystals  

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Using photoluminescence (PL) and current deep-level transient spectroscopy (I-DLTS), we investigated the electronic defects of indium-doped detector-grade CdMnTe:In (CMT:In) crystals grown by the vertical Bridgman method. We similarly analyzed CdZnTe:In (CZT:In) and undoped CdMnTe (CMT) crystals grown under the amount of same level of excess Te and/or indium doping level to detail the fundamental properties of the electronic defect structure more readily. Extended defects, existing in all the samples, were revealed by synchrotron white beam x-ray diffraction topography and scanning electron microscopy. The electronic structure of CMT is very similar to that of CZT, with shallow traps, A-centers, Cd vacancies, deep levels, and Te antisites. The 1.1-eV deep level, revealed by PL in earlier studies of CZT and CdTe, were attributed to dislocation-induced defects. In our I-DLTS measurements, the 1.1-eV traps showed different activation energies with applied bias voltage and an exponential dependence on the trap-filling time, which are typical characteristics of dislocation-induced defects. We propose a new defect-trap model for indium-doped CMT crystals.

K Kim; A Bolotinikov; G Camarda; R Gul; A Hossain; G Yang; Y Cui; R James

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

191

Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect in Hg_1-yMn_yTe Quantum Wells  

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The quantum Hall effect is usually observed when the two-dimensional electron gas is subjected to an external magnetic field, so that their quantum states form Landau levels. In this work we predict that a new phenomenon, the quantum anomalous Hall effect, can be realized in Hg{sub 1-y}Mn{sub y}Te quantum wells, without the external magnetic field and the associated Landau levels. This effect arises purely from the spin polarization of the Mn atoms, and the quantized Hall conductance is predicted for a range of quantum well thickness and the concentration of the Mn atoms. This effect enables dissipationless charge current in spintronics devices.

Liu, Chao-Xing; /Tsinghua U., Beijing /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Qi, Xiao-Liang; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Dai, Xi; Fang, Zhong; /Beijing, Inst. Phys.; Zhang, Shou-Cheng; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

2010-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

192

Emerging Materials CD-ROM  

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The cost per CD-ROM will be $150 with a student price of $75. ... 7th Global Innovations Symposium: Trends in Materials R&D for Sensor ... Applications; Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion III: A Symposium in Honor of Gary Sandrock, ...

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Transparent p-ZnO by oxidation of Zn-based compounds  

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We report on the fabrication of ZnO:N by thermal oxidation of Zn-based compounds. In particular, we achieved p-type conductivity with carrier concentration in mid 1017 cm-3 range and mobility of {approx}10 cm2/Vs using sputter-deposited zinc nitride as starting material. The transmittance of p-ZnO:N in the whole visible spectrum is 70-80% making it very interesting for transparent electronics.

Kaminska, E.; Piotrowska, A.; Kowalczyk, E. [Institute of Electron Technology, Warsaw (Poland); Kossut, J. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland); ERATO Semiconductor Spintronics (Poland); Przezdziecka, E.; Dobrowolski, W.; Dynowska, E.; Butkute, R.; Jakiela, R.; Aleszkiewicz, M.; Janik, E. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland); Barcz, A. [Institute of Electron Technology, Warsaw, (Poland); Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland)

2005-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

194

AOCS Official Method Cd 22-91  

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AOCS Official Method Cd 22-91 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads AOCS DEFINITION...

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Surface morphologies of homoepitaxial ZnO on Zn- and O-polar substrates by plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy  

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Homoepitaxial ZnO layers are grown on Zn-polar (0001) and O-polar (0001) surfaces of single crystal ZnO substrates by plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy. It is found that the growth conditions to obtain smooth surfaces are significantly different for the two surface polarities. For growth on Zn-polar surface, moderate temperature (650 deg. C) and highly O-rich condition (low Zn/O{sub 2}) are required, while high temperature (1000-1050 deg. C) and Zn-rich condition (high Zn/O{sub 2} ratio) are essential for growth on O-polar surfaces.

Xu Huaizhe; Ohtani, K.; Yamao, M.; Ohno, H. [Laboratory for Nanoelectronics and Spintronics, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

2006-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

196

Preparation and Electrical Property of Co-Zn Oxides and Ni-Zn ...  

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Digital multimeter was used to measure the electrical resistivity of the samples. The lowest electrical resistivity is Co : Zn = 2 : 1 as the anode material of cathodic  ...

197

Charge transport in mixed CdSe and CdTe colloidal nanocrystal films  

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We report the influence of trap states on charge transport through films of mixed CdTe and CdSe nanocrystals (NCs) between lateral electrodes, through layered films of CdTe and CdSe NCs in a layered geometry, and through ...

Bawendi, Moungi G.

198

Focus on Omega-3 CD-ROM  

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With this CD, users can easily access and evaluate information on the rapidly growing interest in benefits from omega-3 fats, a recent topic in the fats and oils field. Focus on Omega-3 CD-ROM Health Nutrition Biochemistry Omega 3 DVD & CD-ROMs Healt

199

NETL: Hg Control – The Effects on By-products: What Do We Know and Where  

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Hg Control – The Effects on By-products: Hg Control – The Effects on By-products: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go? Table of Contents Foreword Disclaimer Papers and Presentations Introductions Field Demonstrations Laboratory Studies Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government or 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 herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.

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Critical Decision 4 (CD-4) Approval Template | Department of...  

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4 (CD-4) Approval Template Critical Decision 4 (CD-4) Approval Template ExampleCD-4Template02-14-12.docx More Documents & Publications Critical Decision 2 (CD-2...

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Critical Decision 2 (CD-2) Approval Template | Department of...  

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202

PARS II Process Document - Project Phasing (Multiple CD-2 from...  

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Project Phasing (Multiple CD-2 from Single CD-1) PARS II Process Document - Project Phasing (Multiple CD-2 from Single CD-1) This document details the process by which projects...

203

ZnSe light?emitting diodes  

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We report the successful fabrication of ZnSe p?n junction light?emitting diodes in which Li and Cl are used as p?type and n?type dopants

J. Ren; K. A. Bowers; B. Sneed; D. L. Dreifus; J. W. Cook Jr.; J. F. Schetzina; R. M. Kolbas

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Corrosion analysis of Zn –Sn alloys  

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The EIS spectrums were adjusted according two equivalent circuit models, R(RQ) ... by Combining Thermoelectric Materials and Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell in Series ... Investigation on the activation energy of ZnO Thin-Film Transistors with Hf ...

205

Photodeposition of Pt on Colloidal CdS and CdSe/CdS Semiconductor Nanostructures  

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Semiconductor photocatalysis has been identified as a promising avenue for the conversion of solar energy into environmentally friendly fuels, most notably by the production of hydrogen from water.[1-5] Nanometer-scale materials in particular have attracted considerable scientific attention as the building blocks for light-harvesting applications.[6,7] Their desirable attributes include tunability of the optical properties with size, amenability to relatively inexpensive low-temperature processing, and a high degree of synthetic sophistication leading to increasingly complex and multi-functional architectures. For photocatalysis in particular, the high surface-to-volume ratios in nanoscale materials should lead to an increased availability of carriers for redox reactions on the nanoparticle surface. Recombination of photoexcited carriers directly competes with photocatalytic activity.[3] Charge separation is often achieved with multi-component heterostructures. An early example is the case of TiO2 powders functionalized with Pt and RuO2 particles, where photoexcited electrons are transferred to Pt (the reduction site) and holes to RuO2 (the oxidation site).[8] More recently, many colloidally synthesized nanometer-scale metal-semiconductor heterostructures have been reported.[7,9,10] A majority of these structures are made by thermal methods.[7,10] We have chosen to study photochemical formation of metal-semiconductor heterostructures. The detailed understanding of the mechanisms involved in photodeposition of metals on nanometer-scale semiconductors is necessary to enable a high degree of synthetic control. At the same time, because the results of metal deposition can be directly observed by electron microscopy, it can be used to understand how factors such as nanocrystal composition, shape, carrier dynamics, and surface chemistry influence the photochemical properties of semiconductor nanocrystals. In this communication, we report on the photodeposition of Pt on colloidal CdS and CdSe/CdS core/shell nanocrystals. Among the II-VI semiconductors, CdS is of particular interest because it has the correct band alignment for water photolysis[2] and has been demonstrated to be photocatalytically active.[11-16] We have found that the photoexcitation of CdS and CdSe/CdS in the presence of an organometallic Pt precursor leads to deposition of Pt nanoparticles on the semiconductor surface. Stark differences are observed in the Pt nanoparticle location on the two substrates, and the photodeposition can be completely inhibited by the modification of the semiconductor surface. Our results suggest that tuning of the semiconductor band structure, spatial organization and surface chemistry should be crucial in the design of photocatalytic nanostructures.

Dukovic, Gordana; Merkle, Maxwell G.; Nelson, James H.; Hughes, Steven M.; Alivisatos, A. Paul

2008-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of polycrystalline thin-film CuInSe{sub 2} solar cells based on ZnSe windows. Annual subcontract report, 15 Febraury 1992--14 February 1993  

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Investigations of ZnSe/CIS solar cells are being carried out in an effort to improve the efficiencies CIS cells and to determine if ZnSe is a viable alternative to CdS as a window material. MOCVD growth of ZnSe is accomplished in a SPIRE 500XT reactor housed in the Electronic Materials Laboratory at WSU Tri-Cities by reacting a zinc adduct with H{sub 2}Se. Conductive n-type ZnSe is grown by using iodine as a dopant. Ethyliodide was mixed with helium and installed on one of the gas lines to the system. ZnSe films have been grown on CIS substrates at 200{degrees}C to 250{degrees}C. ZnO is also being deposited by MOCVD by reacting tetrahydrofuran (THF) with a zinc adduct. ZnSe/CIS heterojunctions have been studied by growing n-ZnSe films onto 2 cm x 2 cm CIS substrates diced from materials supplied by Siemens and then depositing an array of aluminum circular areas 2.8.mm in diameter on top of the ZnSe to serve as contacts. Al films are deposited with a thickness of 80 to l00 {angstrom}so that light can pass through the film, thus allowing the illuminated characteristics of the ZnSe/CIS junction to be tested. Accounting for the 20 to 25 % transmittance through the Al film into the ZnSe/CIS structure, current devices have estimated, active-area AM1.5 efficiencies of 14 %. Open circuit voltages > 500 mV are often attained.

Olsen, L C [Washington State Univ. at Tri-Cities, Richland, WA (United States)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulated Performance of the GammaTracker CdZnTe Handheld ...  

... the data are then “pixellated” using the ... coordinates of the center of the pixel face, ... it is always preferable to have higher energy ...

208

X-Ray Diffraction Imaging of Improved Bulk Grown CdZnTe (211)  

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Accelerated Light Induced Degradation, ALID, for Monitoring of Defects in PV Silicon ... Silicon Solar Cells Evaluated by LBIC and Equivalent Circuit Model.

209

Core Excitation in 98Cd  

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Using a {sup 58}Ni({sup 46}Ti, {alpha}2n) reaction, a total of 24 different residual nuclei were identified. Among them were {sup 98}Cd and {sup 97}Ag. The level scheme of {sup 98}Cd was extended to J{sup {pi}}=(15{sup +}). An isomeric state at 6634 keV excitation energy was confirmed. This state decays by a 4207 keV transition feeding the known 8{sup +} state. The level scheme of {sup 97}Ag was also extended to J{sup {pi}}=(33/2{sup +}) and the half-lives of two isomeric states were measured. Experimental energies of the excited states were compared with the results of ab initio shell-model calculations based on a realistic two-nucleon interaction. The Gammasphere Ge array, coupled with the Microball and the Neutron Shell ancillary particle detectors, was used at the 88 inch cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA.

Vencelj, Matjaz [ORNL; Baktash, Cyrus [ORNL; Fallon, Paul [ORNL; Hausladen, Paul [ORNL; Likar, A. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Lipoglavsek, Matej [ORNL; Yu, Chang-Hong [ORNL

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Updated netl Hg program white paper v.1 July2008.doc  

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08 1 08 1 An Update on DOE/NETL's Mercury Control Technology Field Testing Program Thomas J. Feeley, III 1 and Andrew P. Jones 2 1 U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory 2 Science Applications International Corporation The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), under the Office of Fossil Energy's Innovations for Existing Plants (IEP) Program, manages the premier mercury (Hg) research and development (R&D) program for coal- fired power generation facilities in the world. Working collaboratively with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), power plant operators, state and local agencies, and a host of research organizations

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Rhombohedrally Distorted ?-Au5-xZn8+y Phases in the Au-Zn System  

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The region of the Au–Zn phase diagram encompassing ?-brass-type phases has been studied experimentally from 45 to 85 atom % Zn. The ? phases were obtained directly from the pure elements by heating to 680 °C in evacuated silica tubes, followed by annealing at 300 °C. Powder X-ray and single-crystal diffraction studies show that ?-“Au5Zn8” phases adopt a rhombohedrally distorted Cr5Al8 structure type rather than the cubic Cu5Zn8 type. The refined compositions from two single crystals extracted from the Zn- and Au-rich loadings are Au4.27(3)Zn8.26(3)?0.47 (I) and Au4.58(3)Zn8.12(3)?0.3 (II), respectively (? = vacancy). These (I and II) refinements indicated both nonstatistical mixing of Au and Zn atoms as well as partially ordered vacancy distributions. The structures of these ? phases were solved in the acentric space group R3m (No. 160, Z = 6), and the observed lattice parameters from powder patterns were found to be a = 13.1029(6) and 13.1345(8) Å and c = 8.0410(4) and 8.1103(6) Å for crystals I and II, respectively. According to single-crystal refinements, the vacancies were found on the outer tetrahedron (OT) and octahedron (OH) of the 26-atom cluster. Single-crystal structural refinement clearly showed that the vacancy content per unit cell increases with increasing Zn, or valence-electron concentration. Electronic structure calculations, using the tight-binding linear muffin-tin orbital method with the atomic-sphere approximation (TB-LMTO-ASA) method, indicated the presence of a well-pronounced pseudogap at the Fermi level for “Au5Zn8” as the representative composition, an outcome that is consistent with the Hume–Rothery interpretation of ? brass.

Thimmaiah, Srinivasa [Ames Laboratory; Miller, Gordon J. [Ames Laboratory

2013-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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CD  

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direction and rate of groundwater movement. Based on the results of laboratory and field testing of hydraulic conductivity of the glacial materials * PT0844WP313433Chapter.07...

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CD  

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the total capacity, in gallons, of all the fuel oil storage tanks? GALLONS OF TOTAL FUEL OIL STORAGE TANK CAPACITY DON'T KNOW. ... 9-8 (1086) 18 19 294 NBECS:...

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The Characterization of Various ZnO Nanostructures Using Field ...  

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Various morphologies and sizes of ZnO materials have led to a wide range of promising applications. Although research related to the applications of ZnO is ...

215

Synthesis, characterization, and applications of ZnO nanowires  

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ZnO nanowires (or nanorods) have been widely studied due to their unique material properties and remarkable performance in electronics, optics, and photonics. Recently, photocatalytic applications of ZnO nanowires are of increased interest in environmental ...

Yangyang Zhang; Manoj K. Ram; Elias K. Stefanakos; D. Yogi Goswami

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of CdTe photovoltaic waste  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for extracting and reclaiming metals from scrap CdTe photovoltaic cells and manufacturing waste by leaching the waste with a leaching solution comprising nitric acid and water, skimming any plastic material from the top of the leaching solution, separating the glass substrate from the liquid leachate and electrolyzing the leachate to separate Cd from Te, wherein the Te is deposits onto a cathode while the Cd remains in solution.

Goozner, Robert E. (Charlotte, NC); Long, Mark O. (Charlotte, NC); Drinkard, Jr., William F. (Charlotte, NC)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AOCS Official Method Cd 11-57  

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a-Monoglycerides AOCS Official Method Cd 11-57 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads AOCS DEFINITION This method determines ?-mo

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AOCS Official Method Cd 7-58  

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Polyunsaturated Acids, Ultraviolet Spectrophotometric Method AOCS Official Method Cd 7-58 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The conjugated constitu

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AOCS Official Method Cd 14-95  

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Isolated trans Isomers Infrared Spectrometric Method AOCS Official Method Cd 14-95 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION Isolated trans bonds

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AOCS Official Method Cd 8b-90  

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Peroxide Value Acetic Acid-Isooctane Method AOCS Official Method Cd 8b-90 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method determine

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Fleet Test & Evaluation (CD-ROM)  

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CD contains an extensive list of fact sheets and technical reports about the work performed by the team in the areas of light- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical properties of ZnO-alloyed nanocrystalline films  

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ZnO is emerging as one of the materials of choice for UV applications. It has a deep excitonic energy level and a direct bandgap of ?3.4 eV. Alloying ZnO with certain atomic constituents adds new optical and electronic functionalities to ZnO. This ...

Hui Che; Jesse Huso; John L. Morrison; Dinesh Thapa; Michelle Huso; Wei Jiang Yeh; M. C. Tarun; M. D. McCluskey; Leah Bergman

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Surface Composition on CdTe/CdS Device Performance  

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The atomic composition of the back surface of the CdTe layer in a CdTe/CdS photovoltiac (PV) device has a significant influence on the quality of the electrical contact to this layer. This paper reports the results of a systematic study that correlates the composition of the back surface with pre-contact processing and device performance.

Levi, D.; Albin, D.; King, D.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PU/ZnO composites for biomedical applications; Compósitos PU/ZnO para aplicações biomédicas.  

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??The present work is focused on the preparation and characterization of biomedical devices able to elicit different biological responses. Polyurethane/zinc oxide composites (PU/ZnO) appear as… (more)

Luís, Jorge Louro

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural properties of Zn-ZnO core-shell microspheres grown by hot-filament CVD technique  

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We report the hot-filament chemical vapor deposition (HFCVD) growth of Zn-ZnO core-shell microspheres in the temperature range of 350-650°C only using ZnO pellets as raw material. The samples were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), ...

R. López; T. Díaz; G. García; R. Galeazzi; E. Rosendo; A. Coyopol; M. Pacio; H. Juárez; A. I. Oliva

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seeded Growth of Highly Luminescent CdSe/CdS Nano-Heterostructures with Rod and Tetrapod Morphologies  

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image of a central part of CdSe/CdS nano-tetrapod showingof toluene solutions of CdSe/CdS nano-tetrapods with 50 nmlong arms grown from 3.6 nm zb-CdSe seeds. Gray line shows

Talapin, Dmitri

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AOCS Official Method Cd 21-91  

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Determination of Benzo(a)pyrene in Edible Oils and Fats AOCS Official Method Cd 21-91 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads B986B84E061336764FA4C8F794F8C709 MC-CD2191 2266

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Business of Fats & Oils CD-ROM  

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Business-related issues—how to pitch the benefits and attributes of your product or idea, going from patents to labeling to innovative business practices—you’ll find them on AOCS’ new CD-ROM, Business of Fats and Oils. Business of Fats & Oils CD-ROM DVD &

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Interaction of CO with Surface PdZn Alloys  

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The adsorption and bonding configuration of CO on clean and Zn-covered Pd(111) surfaces was studied using Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED), Temperature Programmed Desorption (TPD) and High Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (HREELS). LEED and TPD results indicate that annealing at 520 K is sufficient to induce reaction between adsorbed Zn atoms and the Pd(111) surface resulting in the formation of an ordered surface PdZn alloy. Carbon monoxide was found to bond more weakly to the Zn/Pd(111) alloy surfaces compared to clean Pd(111). Zn addition was also found to alter the preferred adsorption sites for CO from threefold hollow to atop sites. Similar behavior was observed for supported Pd-Zn/Al2O3 catalysts. The results of this study show that both ensemble and electronic effects play a role in how Zn alters the interactions of CO with the surface.

Jeroro, E.; Lebarbier, Vanessa MC; Datye, Abhaya; Wang, Yong; Vohs, John M.

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unique Challenges Accompany Thick-Shell CdSe/nCdS (n > 10) Nanocrystal Synthesis  

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Thick-shell CdSe/nCdS (n {ge} 10) nanocrystals were recently reported that show remarkably suppressed fluorescence intermittency or 'blinking' at the single-particle level as well as slow rates of Auger decay. Unfortunately, whereas CdSe/nCdS nanocrystal synthesis is well-developed up to n {le} 6 CdS monolayers (MLs), reproducible syntheses for n {ge} 10 MLs are less understood. Known procedures sometimes result in homogeneous CdS nucleation instead of heterogeneous, epitaxial CdS nucleation on CdSe, leading to broad and multimodal particle size distributions. Critically, obtained core/shell sizes are often below those desired. This article describes synthetic conditions specific to thick-shell growth (n {ge} 10 and n {ge} 20 MLs) on both small (sub2 nm) and large (>4.5 nm) CdSe cores. We find added secondary amine and low concentration of CdSe cores and molecular precursors give desired core/shell sizes. Amine-induced, partial etching of CdSe cores results in apparent shell-thicknesses slightly beyond those desired, especially for very-thick shells (n {ge} 20 MLs). Thermal ripening and fast precursor injection lead to undesired homogeneous CdS nucleation and incomplete shell growth. Core/shells derived from small CdSe (1.9 nm) have longer PL lifetimes and more pronounced blinking at single-particle level compared with those derived from large CdSe (4.7 nm). We expect our new synthetic approach will lead to a larger throughput of these materials, increasing their availability for fundamental studies and applications.

Guo, Y; Marchuk, K; Abraham, R; Sampat, S; Abraham, R.; Fang, N; Malko, AV; Vela, J

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of air-exposure on the chemical and electronic structure ofZnO:Zn3N2 thin films  

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The chemical and electronic surface structure of ZnO:Zn3N2 ("ZnO:N") thin films with different N contents was investigated by soft x-ray emission spectroscopy. Upon exposure to ambient air (in contrast to storage in vacuum), the chemical and electronic surface structure of the ZnO:N films changes substantially. In particular, we find that the Zn3N2/(Zn3N2+ZnO) ratio decreases with exposure time and that this change depends on the initial N content. We suggest a degradation mechanism based on the reaction of the Zn3N2 content with atmospheric humidity.

Bar, M.; Ahn, K.-S.; Shet, S.; Yan, Y.; Weinhardt, L.; Fuchs, O.; Blum, M.; Pookpanratana, S.; George, K.; Yang, W.; Denlinger, J.D.; Al-Jassim, M.; Heske, C.

2008-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Junction Properties of CdS/CdTe Solar Cells and their Correlation to Device Properties (Presentation)  

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The objective of the Junction Studies are: (1) understand the nature of the junction in the CdTe/CdS device; (2) correlate the device fabrication parameters to the junction formation; and (3) develop a self consistent device model to explain the device properties. Detailed analysis of CdS/CdTe and SnO{sub 2}/CdTe devices prepared using CSS CdTe is discussed.

Dhere, R. G.; Zhang, Y.; Romero, M. J.; Asher, S. E.; Young, M.; To, B.; Noufi, R.; Gessert, T. A.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toxicometabolomics approach to urinary biomarkers for mercuric chloride (HgCl{sub 2})-induced nephrotoxicity using proton nuclear magnetic resonance ({sup 1}H NMR) in rats  

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The primary objective of this study was to determine and characterize surrogate biomarkers that can predict nephrotoxicity induced by mercuric chloride (HgCl{sub 2}) using urinary proton nuclear magnetic resonance ({sup 1}H NMR) spectral data. A procedure for {sup 1}H NMR urinalysis using pattern recognition was proposed to evaluate nephrotoxicity induced by HgCl{sub 2} in Sprague-Dawley rats. HgCl{sub 2} at 0.1 or 0.75 mg/kg was administered intraperitoneally (i.p.), and urine was collected every 24 h for 6 days. Animals (n = 6 per group) were sacrificed 3 or 6 days post-dosing in order to perform clinical blood chemistry tests and histopathologic examinations. Urinary {sup 1}H NMR spectroscopy revealed apparent differential clustering between the control and HgCl{sub 2} treatment groups as evidenced by principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least square (PLS)-discriminant analysis (DA). Time- and dose-dependent separation of HgCl{sub 2}-treated animals from controls was observed by PCA of {sup 1}H NMR spectral data. In HgCl{sub 2}-treated rats, the concentrations of endogenous urinary metabolites of glucose, acetate, alanine, lactate, succinate, and ethanol were significantly increased, whereas the concentrations of 2-oxoglutarate, allantoin, citrate, formate, taurine, and hippurate were significantly decreased. These endogenous metabolites were selected as putative biomarkers for HgCl{sub 2}-induced nephrotoxicity. A dose response was observed in concentrations of lactate, acetate, succinate, and ethanol, where severe disruption of the concentrations of 2-oxoglutarate, citrate, formate, glucose, and taurine was observed at the higher dose (0.75 mg/kg) of HgCl{sub 2}. Correlation of urinary {sup 1}H NMR PLS-DA data with renal histopathologic changes suggests that {sup 1}H NMR urinalysis can be used to predict or screen for HgCl{sub 2}-induced nephrotoxicity{sub .}

Kim, Kyu-Bong, E-mail: kyubong@inje.ac.k [Korea Food and Drug Administration, 5-Nokbun-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul 122-704 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Inje University, Obang-dong, Gimhae, Gyungnam 621-749 (Korea, Republic of); Um, So Young, E-mail: syum@kfda.go.k [Korea Food and Drug Administration, 5-Nokbun-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul 122-704 (Korea, Republic of); Chung, Myeon Woo, E-mail: mwchung@kfda.go.k [Korea Food and Drug Administration, 5-Nokbun-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul 122-704 (Korea, Republic of); Jung, Seung Chul, E-mail: ipipe4@nate.co [Korea Food and Drug Administration, 5-Nokbun-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul 122-704 (Korea, Republic of); Oh, Ji Seon, E-mail: aquajs24@nate.co [Korea Food and Drug Administration, 5-Nokbun-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul 122-704 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Seon Hwa, E-mail: hwa2003@kfda.go.k [Korea Food and Drug Administration, 5-Nokbun-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul 122-704 (Korea, Republic of); Na, Han Sung, E-mail: nhk1515@korea.k [Korea Food and Drug Administration, 5-Nokbun-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul 122-704 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Byung Mu, E-mail: bmlee@skku.ed [College of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, 300 Cheoncheon-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Ki Hwan, E-mail: hyokwa11@korea.k [Korea Food and Drug Administration, 5-Nokbun-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul 122-704 (Korea, Republic of)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation and Characterization of CdSxTe1-x Alloys Prepared from Thin Film Couples of CdS and CdTe: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This conference paper describes the alloying between CdS and CdTe at the CdS/CdTe interface is a function of the growth temperature and post-deposition CdCl2 heat treatment (HT). In devices prepared by different techniques, Te-rich CdSxTe1-x alloys with x= 0.04 to 0.08 have been identified. We present our work on thin-film couples of CdS and CdTe, which can withstand higher level of CdCl2 treatment without the adhesion problems typically encountered in the regular device structure. CdS films with a thickness of {approx}100 nm were deposited by chemical-bath deposition on glass/SnO2 substrates, and CdTe films with a thickness of 300 and 800 nm were deposited by close-spaced sublimation. The samples were treated in the presence of vapor CdCl2 at 400-450 C for 5 min. X-ray diffraction and optical analysis of the samples showed that S content in the CdSxTe1-x alloy increased systematically with the CdCl2 HT temperature. CdSxTe1-x alloy with x= 0.14 was identified for the samples treated at 4 30C, which is much higher than expected from the miscibility gap at 430C.

Dhere, R.; Wu, X.; Albin, D.; Perkins, C.; Moutinho, H.; Gessert, T.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Junction Evolution During Fabrication of CdS/CdTe Thin-film PV Solar Cells (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Discussion of the formation of CdTe thin-film PV junctions and optimization of CdTe thin-film PV solar cells.

Gessert, T. A.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of CdTe photovoltaic waste  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for extracting and reclaiming metals from scrap CdTe photovoltaic cells and manufacturing waste by leaching the metals in dilute nitric acid, leaching the waste with a leaching solution comprising nitric acid and water, skimming any plastic material from the top of the leaching solution, separating the glass substrate from the liquid leachate, adding a calcium containing base to the leachate to precipitate Cd and Te, separating the precipitated Cd and Te from the leachate, and recovering the calcium-containing base.

Goozner, Robert E. (Charlotte, NC); Long, Mark O. (Charlotte, NC); Drinkard, Jr., William F. (Charlotte, NC)

1999-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of CdTe photovoltaic waste  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for extracting and reclaiming metals from scrap CdTe photovoltaic cells and manufacturing waste by leaching the metals in dilute nitric acid, leaching the waste with a leaching solution comprising nitric acid and water, skimming any plastic material from the top of the leaching solution, separating the glass substrate from the liquid leachate, adding a calcium containing base to the leachate to precipitate Cd and Te, separating the precipitated Cd and Te from the leachate, and recovering the calcium-containing base. 3 figs.

Goozner, R.E.; Long, M.O.; Drinkard, W.F. Jr.

1999-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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AOCS Official Method Cd 1b-87  

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Iodine Value of Fats and Oils Cyclohexane Method AOCS Official Method Cd 1b-87 Methods and Analyses acid agricultural analysis analytical analytical chemistry analytical methods aocs aocs methods april articles biotechnology certified chemists chloroprop

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AOCS Official Method Cd 26-96  

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Stigmastadienes in Vegetable Oils AOCS Official Method Cd 26-96 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This is a rigorous method for the determination o

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AOCS Official Method Cd 25-96  

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Heat Transfer Fluids in Oils – Dowtherm TM by GC AOCS Official Method Cd 25-96 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method determines t

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AOCS Official Method Cd 27-96  

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Steroidal Hydrocarbons in Vegetable Oils AOCS Official Method Cd 27-96 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method should be used for the determi

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AOCS Official Method Cd 3d-63  

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Acid Value AOCS Official Method Cd 3d-63 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The acid value is the number of milligrams of potassium hydroxide necess

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AOCS Official Method Cd 3e-02  

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Determination of Alkalinity in Fats and Oils AOCS Official Method Cd 3e-02 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method determines the alkalinity

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AOCS Official Method Cd 1c-85  

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Calculated Iodine Value AOCS Official Method Cd 1c-85 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method determines the iodine value for edible oils dir

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AOCS Official Method Cd 3b-76  

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Saponification Value AOCS Official Method Cd 3b-76 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The saponification value is the amount of alkali necessary to

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AOCS Official Method Cd 13-60  

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Hydroxyl Value AOCS Official Method Cd 13-60 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The hydroxyl value is defined as the number of milligrams of potassi

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AOCS Official Method Cd 23-93  

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Separation and Analysis of Organophosphorus and Organochlorine Pesticide Residues from Edible Oils Using Multiple Solid Phase Extraction Cartridges AOCS Official Method Cd 23-93 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Metho

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AOCS Official Method Cd 20-91  

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Determination of Polar Compounds in Frying Fats AOCS Official Method Cd 20-91 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION Polar compounds are those compounds

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AOCS Official Method Cd 25a-00  

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Thermal Heating Fluids in Edible Oils and Oleochemicals–Dowtherm A TM by HPLC Coupled with Fluorescence Detector AOCS Official Method Cd 25a-00 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads ...

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AOCS Official Method Cd 25b-07  

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Thermal Heating Fluids in Vegetable Oils AOCS Official Method Cd 25b-07 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method quantitatively determines the

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AOCS Official Method Cd 11d-96  

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Mono- and Diglycerides Determination by HPLC-ELSD AOCS Official Method Cd 11d-96 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This standard describes a method

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Substrate CdTe Efficiency Improvements  

Thin film solar cells have been the focus of many research facilities in recent years that are working to decrease manufacturing costs and increase cell efficiency. Cadmium telluride (CdTe) has been well recognized as a promising photovoltaic material ...

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AOCS Official Method Cd 14d-99  

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Rapid Determination of Isolated trans Geometric Isomers in Fats and Oils by Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy AOCS Official Method Cd 14d-99 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads AOCS

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AOCS Official Method Cd 16-81  

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Solid Fat Content (SFC) by Low-Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance–The Indirect Method AOCS Official Method Cd 16-81 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION ...

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AOCS Official Method Cd 16b-93  

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Solid Fat Content (SFC) by Low-Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance—The Direct Method AOCS Official Method Cd 16b-93 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads AOCS ...

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AOCS Official Method Cd 3-25  

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Saponification Value AOCS Official Method Cd 3-25 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The saponification value is the amount of alkali necessary to s

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AOCS Official Method Cd 3a-94  

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Calculated Saponification Value AOCS Official Method Cd 3a-94 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The saponification value (SV) is the amount of alka

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AOCS Official Method Cd 24-95  

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Determination of Dimethylpolysiloxanes in Fats and Oils AOCS Official Method Cd 24-95 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION A direct aspiration, flame

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AOCS Official Method Cd 1e-01  

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Determination of Iodine Value by Pre-calibrated FT-NIR with Disposable Vials AOCS Official Method Cd 1e-01 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The me

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AOCS Official Method Cd 19-90  

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2-Thiobarbituric Acid Value Direct Method AOCS Official Method Cd 19-90 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The TBA value is defined as the increase

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AOCS Official Method Cd 18-90  

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p–Anisidine Value AOCS Official Method Cd 18-90 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The p–anisidine value is defined by convention as 100 times

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AOCS Official Method Cd 1d-92  

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Iodine Value of Fats and Oils Cyclohexane-Acetic Acid Method AOCS Official Method Cd 1d-92 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The iodine value is a

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AOCS Official Method Cd 11c-93  

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Quantitative Separation of Monoglycerides, Diglycerides, and Triglycerides by Silica Gel Column Chromatography AOCS Official Method Cd 11c-93 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads ...

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AOCS Official Method Cd 11b-91  

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Determination of Mono- and Diglycerides by Capillary Gas Chromatography AOCS Official Method Cd 11b-91 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This metho

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AOCS Official Method Cd 9-57  

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Oxirane Oxygen AOCS Official Method Cd 9-57 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method determines oxirane oxygen which is the oxygen contained i

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AOCS Official Method Cd 3c-91  

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Saponification Value Modified Method Using Methanol AOCS Official Method Cd 3c-91 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The saponification value is the

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Gamma-ray cascade transitions from resonant neutron capture in Cd-111 and Cd-113  

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A neutron-capture experiment on {sup nat}Cd has been carried out at DANCE. Multiple-fold coincidence {gamma}-ray spectra have been collected from J=0, 1 resonances in {sup 111}Cd and {sup 113}Cd. The cascades ending at the ground state can be described by the SLO model while the cascades ending at the 2+ states are better reproduced by the mixed SLO+KMF model.

Rusev, Gencho Y. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of stable, large-area, thin-film CdTe photovoltaic modules  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Solar Cells, Inc (SCI) has a program to produce 60 cm X 120 cm solar modules based on CdTe films. The method of choice for semiconductor deposition is condensation from high temperature vapor's. Early work focussed on Close Spaced Sublimation and Chemical Vapor Deposition using elemental sources, but later equipment designs no longer strictly conform to either category. Small area efficiency has been confirmed by NREL at 9.3% on a 0.22 cm{sup 2} device (825 mV Voc, 18.2 mA/cm{sup 2} Jsc, and 0.62 FF) deposited on a 100 cm{sup 2} substrate. On 8 cell, 64 cm{sup 2} submodules, the best result to date is 7.3% (5.9 V Voc, 130 mA Isc, and 0.61 FF). CdS, CdTe, and ZnTe films have been deposited onto 60 cm X 120 cm substrates - single cells produced from this material have exceeded 8% efficiency, 64 cm{sup 2} submodules have exceeded 5%. Module efficiency is limited by mechanical defects - mostly shunts - associated with processing after deposition of the semiconductor layer's. Present best result is 1.4% total area efficiency. In anticipation of more advanced designs, CdTe films have also been deposited from apparatus employing elemental sources. This project is in an early stage and has produced only rudimentary results. A pro-active Safety, Health, Environmental and Disposal program has been developed. Results to date indicate that both employees and the environment have been protected against overexposure to hazards including toxic chemicals.

Nolan, J.F.; Meyers, P.V. (Solar Cells, Inc., Toledo, OH (United States))

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Searching for a link between the presence of chemical spots on the surface of HgMn stars and their weak magnetic fields  

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We present the results of mapping the HgMn star AR Aur using the Doppler Imaging technique for several elements and discuss the obtained distributions in the framework of a magnetic field topology.

Savanov, I S; González, J F; Schöller, M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AMORPHOUS THIN FILMS CONSISTING OF TERNARY MgZnCa ...  

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Jul 20, 2012 ... AMORPHOUS THIN FILMS CONSISTING OF TERNARY MgZnCa-ALLOYS by K. Schlüter, C. Zamponi, U. Schürmann, N. Hort, L. Kienle, K.U. ...

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ZnO and MgZnO nanocrystalline flexible films: optical and material properties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An emerging material for flexible UV applications is MgxZn1-xO which is capable of tunable bandgap and luminescence in the UV range of ?3.4 eV-7.4 eV depending on the composition x. Studies on the optical ...

Jesse Huso; John L. Morrison; Hui Che; Jency P. Sundararajan; Wei Jiang Yeh; David McIlroy; Thomas J. Williams; Leah Bergman

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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I-III-VI.sub.2 based solar cell utilizing the structure CuInGaSe.sub.2 CdZnS/ZnO  

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A thin film I-III-VI.sub.2 based solar cell having a first layer of copper indium gallium selenide, a second layer of cadmium zinc sulfide, a double layer of zinc oxide, and a metallization structure comprised of a layer of nickel covered by a layer of aluminum. An optional antireflective coating may be placed on said metallization structure. The cadmium zinc sulfide layer is deposited by means of an aqueous solution growth deposition process and may actually consist of two layers: a low zinc content layer and a high zinc content layer. Photovoltaic efficiencies of 12.5% at Air Mass 1.5 illumination conditions and 10.4% under AMO illumination can be achieved.

Chen, Wen S. (Seattle, WA); Stewart, John M. (Seattle, WA)

1992-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Efficiency Polycrystalline CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells with an Oxygenated Amorphous CdS (a-CdS:O) Window Layer: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In the conventional CdS/CdTe device structure, the poly-CdS window layer has a bandgap of {approx}2.4 eV, which causes absorption in the short-wavelength region. Higher short-circuit current densities (Jsc) can be achieved by reducing the CdS thickness, but this can adversely impact device open-circuit voltage (Voc) and fill factor (FF). Also, poly-CdS film has about 10% lattice mismatch related to the CdTe film, which limits the improvement of device Voc and FF. In this paper, we report a novel window material: oxygenated amorphous CdS film (a-CdS:O) prepared at room temperature by rf sputtering. The a-CdS:O film has a higher optical bandgap (2.5-3.1 eV) than the poly-CdS film and an amorphous structure. The preliminary device results have demonstrated that Jsc of the CdTe device can be greatly improved while maintaining higher Voc and FF. We have fabricated a CdTe cell demonstrating an NREL-confirmed Jsc of 25.85 mA/cm2 and a total-area efficiency of 15.4%.

Wu, X.; Dhere, R. G.; Yan, Y.; Romero, M. J.; Zhang, Y.; Zhou, J.; DeHart, C.; Duda, A.; Perkins, C.; To, B.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Magnetic resonance studies on ZnO nanocrystals  

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ZnO nanocrystals with diameters ranging from 4 to 50 nm were prepared via a wet chemical method and post-growth annealing treatments. The electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra of the nanocrystals show the resonance of electron centers with g-value ... Keywords: K ? P theory, ZnO nanocrystal, electronic paramagnetic resonance (EPR), magnetic resonance

H. Zhou; A. Hofstaetter; D. M. Hofmann; B. K. Meyer

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

ZnS-Graphene nanocomposite: Synthesis, characterization and optical properties  

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A ZnS-Graphene nanocomposite was prepared by a facile one-step hydrothermal method using zinc nitrate hexahydrate, ethylenediamine and carbon disulfide as precursors, graphene oxide as a template. The composite was characterized by X-ray power diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared, Raman spectra and fluorescence spectroscopy. The results show that graphene oxide was reduced to graphene in the hydrothermal reaction process. Simultaneously, the graphene sheets in the composite are exfoliated and decorated with ZnS nanoparticles. Furthermore, Raman and fluorescence properties of the composite were observed. ZnS-Graphene nanocomposite displays surface-enhanced Raman scattering activity for graphene oxide, and fluorescence enhancement property compared with pure ZnS sample. - Graphical abstract: Approach of reaction makes the reduction of grapheme oxide and the deposition of Zns on the grapheme sheets occur simultaneously and overcomes the aggregation of the grapheme sheets and Zns. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Graphene oxide is reduced to graphene in the hydrothermal reaction process. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer ZnS nanoparticles are attached onto the almost transparent graphene sheets. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer ZnS-Graphene system shows surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) activity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer ZnS-Graphene system displays relatively better fluorescence property than pure ZnS.

Pan Shugang [Key Laboratory for Soft Chemistry and Functional Materials, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Nanjing 210094 (China); Liu Xiaoheng, E-mail: xhliu@mail.njust.edu.cn [Key Laboratory for Soft Chemistry and Functional Materials, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Nanjing 210094 (China)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

276

Kinetics of Cd Release from Some Contaminated Calcareous Soils  

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Contamination of soils with heavy metals may pose long-term risk to groundwater quality leading to health implications. Bioavailability of heavy metals, like cadmium (Cd) is strongly affected by sorption and desorption processes. The release of heavy metals from contaminated soils is a major contamination risks to natural waters. The release of Cd from contaminated soils is strongly influenced by its mobility and bioavailability. In this study, the kinetics of Cd desorption from ten samples of contaminated calcareous soils, with widely varying physicochemical properties, were studied using 0.01 M EDTA extraction. The median percentage of Cd released was about 27.7% of the total extractable Cd in the soils. The release of Cd was characterized by an initial fast release rate (of labile fractions) followed by a slower release rate (of less labile fractions) and a model of two first-order reactions adequately describes the observed release of Cd from the studied soil samples. There was positive correlation between the amount of Cd released at first phase of release and Cd in exchangeable fraction, indicating that this fraction of Cd is the main fraction controlling the Cd in the kinetic experiments. There was strongly negative correlation between the amount of Cd released at first and second phases of release and residual fraction, suggesting that this fraction did not contribute in Cd release in the kinetic experiments. The results can be used to provide information for evaluation of Cd potential toxicity and ecological risk from contaminated calcareous soils.

Sajadi Tabar, S.; Jalali, M., E-mail: jalali@basu.ac.ir [Bu-Ali Sina University, Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

277

Optical an Thermodynamic Properties of the High-Temperature Superconductor HgBa{2}CuO{4+delta}  

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In- and out-of-plane optical spectra and specific heat measurements for the single layer cuprate superconductor HgBa{sub 2}CuO{sub 4+{delta}} (Hg-1201) at optimal doping (T{sub c} = 97 K) are presented. Both the in-plane and out-of-plane superfluid density agree well with a recently proposed scaling relation {rho}{sub s} {proportional_to} {sigma}{sub dc} T{sub c}. It is shown that there is a superconductivity induced increase of the in-plane low frequency spectral weight which follows the trend found in underdoped and optimally doped Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}} (Bi-2212) and optimally doped Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+{delta}} (Bi-2223). We observe an increase of optical spectral weight which corresponds to a change in kinetic energy {Delta}W {approx} 0.5 meV/Cu which is more than enough to explain the condensation energy. The specific heat anomaly is 10 times smaller than in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+{delta}} (YBCO) and 3 times smaller than in Bi-2212. The shape of the anomaly is similar to the one observed in YBCO showing that the superconducting transition is governed by thermal fluctuations.

van Heumen,E.; Lortz, R.; Kuzmenko, A.; Carbone, F.; van der Marel, D.; Zhao, G. Yu, Y. Cho,, X.; Barisic, M. Greven,, N.; Homes, C.; Dordevic, S.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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The Effect of High-Resistance SnO2 on CdS/CdTe Device Performance  

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In this paper, we have studied the effect of high-resistance SnO2 buffer layers, deposited by low-pressure chemical-vapor deposition, on CdS/CdTe device performance. Our results indicate that when CdS/CdTe devices have a very thin layer of CdS or no CdS at all, the i-SnO2 buffer layer helps to increase device efficiency. When the CdS layer is thicker than 600{angstrom}, the device performance is dominated by CdS thickness, not the i-SnO2 layer. If a very thin CdS layer is to be used to enhance device performance, we conclude that a better SnO2 buffer layer is needed.

Li, W.; Ribelin, R.; Mahathongdy, Y.; Albin, D.; Dhere, R.; Rose, D.; Asher, S.; Moutinho, H.; Sheldon, P.

1998-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Temperature Microfluidic Synthesis of CdSe Nanocrystals in Nanoliter Droplets  

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Microfluidic Synthesis of CdSe Nanocrystals in Nanolitertemperature synthesis of CdSe nanocrystals in nanoliter-produced high quality CdSe nanocrystals, as verified by

Chan, Emory M.; Alivisatos, A. Paul; Mathies, Richard A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and electronic-structure properties of compressed CdSe tetrapod nanocrystals  

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properties of compressed CdSe tetrapod nanocrystals Joshuamechanical properties of CdSe tetrapods under directionalstructural transformations in CdSe nanocrystals, it has only

Schrier, Joshua; Lee, Byounghak; Wang, Lin-Wang

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

AOCS Official Method Cd 29b-13  

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Determination of Bound Monochloropropanediol- (MCPD-) and Bound 2,3-epoxy-1-propanol (glycidol-) by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) AOCS Official Method Cd 29b-13 3-MCPD 2-diol 3-MCPD 3-MCPD Esters 3-monochloropropane-1 acid analysis aocs ap

283

AOCS Official Method Cd 29a-13  

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2- and 3-MCPD Fatty Acid Esters and Glycidol Fatty Acid Esters in Edible Oils and Fats by Acid Transesterification AOCS Official Method Cd 29a-13 3-MCPD 2-diol 3-MCPD 3-MCPD Esters 3-monochloropropane-1 acid analysis aocs april articles certified chemist

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AOCS Official Method Cd 12b-92  

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Oil Stability Index (OSI) AOCS Official Method Cd 12b-92 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads ED0369DCFDFB089B607C26F77D8D4F41 DEFINITION All oils and fats h

285

AOCS Official Method Cd 14e-09  

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Negative Second Derivative Infrared Spectroscopic Method for the Rapid (5 min) Determination of Total Isolated trans Fat AOCS Official Method Cd 14e-09 Methods Downloads Methods Downloads 9D9F287316971C6645EB3D115BD7B46A ...

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ORNL DAAC, Southern African CD-ROM, July 8, 2003  

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CD-ROM for Southern Africa Goes Public The ORNL DAAC announces that the second CD-ROM volume prepared for the Southern African Regional Science Initiative ( 2000 is now...

287

BOREAS CD-ROMs and CASI Data Available  

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CD-ROMs and CASI Data The ORNL DAAC now offers a 12-volume CD-ROM set of compiled measurement data and selected image data from the Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS),...

288

BOREAS Follow-On CD-ROMs, Sepetember 2002  

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on CD-ROM The ORNL DAAC has released a 6-disk set of BOREAS Follow-On CD-ROMs. The set contains flux data for 1997 to 1999, GOES imagery, and other ancillary data recorded or...

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Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF I-II) (Post CD...  

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

Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF I-II) (Post CD-4), EERE, Aug 2011 Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF I-II) (Post CD-4), EERE, Aug 2011 000521 & 000519...

290

CdTe PV: Real and Perceived EHS Risks  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As CdTe photovoltaics reached commercialization, questions have been raised about potential cadmium emissions from CdTe PV modules. Some have attacked the CdTe PV technology as unavoidably polluting the environment, and made comparisons of hypothetical emissions from PV modules to cadmium emissions from coal fired power plants. This paper gives an overview of the technical issues pertinent to these questions and further explores the potential of EHS risks during production, use and decommissioning of CdTe PV modules. The following issues are discussed: (a) The physical and toxicological properties of CdTe, (b) comparisons of Cd use in CdTe PV with its use in other technologies and products, and the (c) the possibility of CdTe releases from PV modules.

Fthenakis, V.; Zweibel, K.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Armenia (CD-ROM)  

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Resource Atlas of Armenia (CD-ROM) http:www.nrel.govdocsfy03osti33877CD.zip (ZIP 31.9 MB) NRELCD-500-33877 July 2003 Instructions: The URL above links to a zipped archive...

292

PARS II Process Document – Project Phasing (Multiple CD-2 from Single CD-1)  

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

This document details the process by which projects that adopted Phasing approach (different phases of the same larger project are treated as separate sub-projects, resulting in multiple CD-2...

293

Photoluminescence studies of type-II CdSe/CdTe superlattices  

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CdSe/CdTe type-II superlattices grown on GaSb substrates by molecular beam epitaxy are studied using time-resolved and steady-state photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy at 10 K. The relatively long carrier lifetime of 188 ns observed in time-resolved PL measurements shows good material quality. The steady-state PL peak position exhibits a blue shift with increasing excess carrier concentration. Self-consistent solutions of the Schroedinger and Poisson equations show that this effect can be explained by band bending as a result of the spatial separation of electrons and holes, which is critical confirmation of a strong type-II band edge alignment between CdSe and CdTe.

Li Jingjing; Johnson, Shane R.; Wang Shumin; Ding Ding; Ning Cunzheng; Zhang Yonghang [Center for Photonics Innovation, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-5706 (United States); School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-5706 (United States); Yin Leijun [Center for Photonics Innovation, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-5706 (United States); Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1504 (United States); Skromme, B. J. [School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-5706 (United States); Liu Xinyu; Furdyna, Jacek K. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States)

2012-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

294

Excitonic spectrum of the ZnO/ZnMgO quantum wells  

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Excitonic spectrum of the wurtzite ZnO/Zn{sub 1-x}Mg{sub x}O quantum wells with a width on the order of or larger than the Bohr radius of the exciton has been studied; the quantum wells have been grown by the method of molecular beam epitaxy (with plasma-assisted activation of oxygen) on substrates of sapphire (0001). Low-temperature (25 K) spectra of photoluminescence excitation (PLE) have been experimentally measured, making it possible to resolve the peaks of exciton absorption in the quantum well. The spectrum of excitons in the quantum well is theoretically determined as a result of numerical solution of the Schroedinger equation by the variational method. The value of elastic stresses in the structure (used in calculations) has been determined from theoretical simulation of measured spectra of optical reflection. A comparison of experimental data with the results of calculations makes it possible to relate the observed features in the PLE spectra to excitons, including the lower level of dimensional quantization for electrons and two first levels of holes for the A and B valence bands of the wurtzite crystal. The values of the electron and hole masses in ZnO are refined, and the value of the built-in electric field introduced by spontaneous and piezoelectric polarizations is estimated.

Bobrov, M. A., E-mail: largaseal@gmail.com; Toropov, A. A.; Ivanov, S. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute (Russian Federation); El-Shaer, A.; Bakin, A.; Waag, A. [TU Braunschweig, Institute of Semiconductor Technology (Germany)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

295

The University of California CD-ROM Information System  

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The University of California CD-ROM Information System replaces the equivalent of 260,000 books of published federal statistics with a CD-ROM-based online information system. The size of this database is currently 270 CD-ROMs (135GB). It contains 1990 ...

Deane Merrill; Nathan Parker; Fredric Gey; Chris Stuber

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Deformation potentials of CdSe quantum dots  

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a v (in eV) of zinc-blende CdSe. SEPM PW PW+d a a LAPW Expt>4: The size dependence of — a of C B M state of CdSe QDs. vDeformation potentials of CdSe quantum dots Jingbo L i and L

Li, Jingbo; Wang, Lin-Wang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

CdSe/CdTe type-II superlattices grown on GaSb (001) substrates by molecular beam epitaxy  

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CdSe/CdTe superlattices are grown on GaSb substrates using molecular beam epitaxy. X-ray diffraction measurements and cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy images indicate high crystalline quality. Photoluminescence (PL) measurements show the effective bandgap varies with the superlattice layer thicknesses and confirm the CdSe/CdTe heterostructure has a type-II band edge alignment. The valence band offset between unstrained CdTe and CdSe is determined as 0.63 {+-} 0.06 eV by fitting the measured PL peak positions using the envelope function approximation and the Kronig-Penney model. These results suggest that CdSe/CdTe superlattices are promising candidates for multi-junction solar cells and other optoelectronic devices based on GaSb substrates.

Li Jingjing; Liu Shi; Wang Shumin; Ding Ding; Johnson, Shane R.; Zhang Yonghang [Center for Photonics Innovation, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States); School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States); Liu Xinyu; Furdyna, Jacek K. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States); Smith, David J. [Center for Photonics Innovation, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States); Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States)

2012-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

298

Effect of ultraviolet irradiation on luminescence properties of undoped ZnS and ZnS:Ag nanoparticles  

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Undoped ZnS and ZnS:Ag nanoparticles have been prepared through hydrothemal synthesis. The changes of luminescence properties induced by ultraviolet irradiation have been investigated. For both samples, the initial slight increase in luminescence is ascribed to the fast electron filling, while the succedent decrease is supposed to be caused by nonradiative pathways originating from some unknown photochemical products. The more remarkable decrease in ZnS:Ag is put down to the segregation of Ag on the surfaces of ZnS:Ag nanoparticles. Multipeaks Gaussian fitting is applied to the emission spectra. The fitting peaks around 490 nm in both samples are related with the surface states emission and the fitting peaks around 456 nm in ZnS nanoparticles and 443 nm in ZnS:Ag nanoparticles are attributed to the type of donor-acceptor pair luminescence, which corresponds to the transition between different donor levels and acceptor levels in different samples. A model of stretched exponential function is used to fit the fluorescence decay spectra. Result shows that the introduction of Ag{sup +} ions causes a spectacular lifetime shortening of ZnS. Experiment result also verifies the model as that the lifetimes of both samples are notably shortened after irradiation for 2 h.

Qu Hua; Cao Lixin; Su Ge; Liu Wei; Sun Yuanguang; Dong Bohua [Institute of Material Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100 (China)

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Nanocrystal Photovoltaics: The Case of Cu2S-CdS  

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C. B. ; Kornowski, A. ; Förster, S. ; Weller, H. CdSeand CdSe/CdS Nanorod Solids. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126,et al. Biaxially Oriented CdSe Nanorods. Langmuir 25, 10970-

Rivest, Jessica Louis Baker

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

3D position sensitive CdZnTe gamma-ray spectrometers improved performance with new ASICs  

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Energy Sciences and the NNSA ASC program. We thank E. Chandler and C. Mailhiot for their encouragement

He, Zhong

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SIXTH QUARTERLY REPORT OF RESEARCH ON CuxS - (Cd,Zn)S PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY CONVERTERS  

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for use in experimental photovoltaic cells. Hall mobilityvacuum method for photovoltaic cell fabrication" However,

Chin, B.L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Polaron effect-dependent third-order optical susceptibility in a ZnS/CdSe quantum dot quantum well  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effect of the electron-phonon interaction on the third-harmonic is investigated theoretically for electrons confined in a core-shell quantum dot. The interactions of electrons with different phonon modes in the core-shell system, including the confined ... Keywords: 42.65.An, 71.38.-k, 78.67.Hc, Core-shell quantum dot, Nonlinear optical susceptibility, Polarons

Zhihong Chen; Duanzheng Yao; Xi Zhang; Tianhong Fang

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Crystal Defects in CdZnTe Crystals Grown by the Modified Low-Pressure Bridgman Method  

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Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) is among the most promising materials for room-temperature X- and gamma-ray detectors. However, crystal defects such as Te inclusions and subgrain boundaries significantly hamper their performances. In this work, we evaluated CZT crystals grown by the modified low-pressure Bridgman technique at the IMEM Institute, Parma. We characterized the crystals by IR microscopy to identify the sizes and concentrations of the Te inclusions, along with high spatial resolution X-ray response mapping to measure the uniformity of their charge-transport properties. In addition, we employed white X-ray beam diffraction topography to analyze their crystalline structure.

Bolotnikov A.; Marchini, L.; Zappettini, M.; Zha, M.; Zambelli, N.; Camarda, G.S.; James, R.B.

2012-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

304

OPTIMIZATION OF VIRTUAL FRISCH-GRID CdZnTe DETECTOR DESIGNS FOR IMAGING AND SPECTROSCOPY OF GAMMA RAYS.  

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In the past, various virtual Frisch-grid designs have been proposed for cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) and other compound semiconductor detectors. These include three-terminal, semi-spherical, CAPture, Frisch-ring, capacitive Frisch-grid and pixel devices (along with their modifications). Among them, the Frisch-grid design employing a non-contacting ring extended over the entire side surfaces of parallelepiped-shaped CZT crystals is the most promising. The defect-free parallelepiped-shaped crystals with typical dimensions of 5x5{approx}12 mm3 are easy to produce and can be arranged into large arrays used for imaging and gamma-ray spectroscopy. In this paper, we report on further advances of the virtual Frisch-grid detector design for the parallelepiped-shaped CZT crystals. Both the experimental testing and modeling results are described.

BOLOTNIKOV,A.E.; ABDUL-JABBAR, N.M.; BABALOLA, S.; CAMARDA, G.S.; CUI, Y.; HOSSAIN, A.; JACKSON, E.; JACKSON, H.; JAMES, J.R.; LURYI, A.L.; JAMES, R.B.

2007-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

305

Heavy metals in suspended powders from steelmaking  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Motivations for controlling heavy metal concentrations in gas streams are diverse. Some of them are dangerous to health or to the environment (e.g. Hg, Cd, As, Pb, Cr), some may cause corrosion (e.g. Zn, Pb), some are harmful in other ways (e.g. Arsenic ... Keywords: anthropogenic sources, emissions, heavy metals, human health, pollution of ecosystem, toxic

Cristiana-Zizi Rizescu; Elena-Valentina Stoian; Aurora-Anca Poinescu; Sofia Teodorescu

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Modeling heavy metal mass releases from urban battery litter  

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Consumer batteries littered on urban pavements release metals of environmental significance (Ag, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Li, Mn, Ni, Pd, Ti, Zn) to stormwater runoff. Predicting the mass loading of any one metal is difficult because of the random composition ... Keywords: Heavy metals, filtered Poisson process, Mass loading, zinc, Stormwater contamination, Urban battery litter

Caleb Krouse; Aaron A. Jennings; Dario Gasparini

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Comparison of spatial interpolation methods for estimating heavy metals in sediments of Caspian Sea  

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This study aims to estimate the spatial distribution patterns of six heavy metals: Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Copper (Cu), Mercury (Hg), Plumbum (Pb), Zinc (Zn) in the sediments of Caspian Sea. Ordinary kriging (OK), genetic algorithm based on artificial ... Keywords: Artificial neural network, Caspian Sea, Fuzzy inference system, Genetic algorithm, Heavy metals, Ordinary kriging, Spatial patterns

S. M. Kazemi; S. M. Hosseini

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

ZnO-graphene Hybrid Quantum Dots Light Emitting Diode  

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Presentation Title, ZnO-graphene Hybrid Quantum Dots Light Emitting Diode. Author(s), Won Kook Choi, Dong-Ick Son, Soon-Nam Kwon. On-Site Speaker ...

309

Synthesis and characterization of ZnTe hierarchical nanostructures  

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Single-crystalline ZnTe hierarchical nanostructures have been successfully synthesized by a simple thermal evaporation technology. The as-prepared products were characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microcopy (SEM), transmission ...

Baohua Zhang; Fuqiang Guo; Wei Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Global Soil Data on CD-ROM, Nov. 2000  

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Available on CD-ROM Available on CD-ROM The ORNL DAAC now offers a CD-ROM with global soil data prepared by the Global Soil Data Task for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Data and Information Services (DIS). The CD is entitled "Global Soil Data Products CD-ROM (IGBP-DIS)." The new CD includes the IGBP's SoilData System, which links the Global Pedon Database to the FAO/UNESCO Digital Soil Map of the World. The system allows users to generate maps and data sets for a range of original and derived soil parameters for any part of the world at soil depths and resolutions selected by the user. The CD also contains 1125 soil profiles that provide information about fundamental soil properties (e.g., depth, particle size distribution, bulk density, extractable nutrient composition) for soil classes based on FAO

311

Nanostructured ZnO arrays with self-ZnO layer created using simple electrostatic layer-by-layer assembly  

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Formation of unique ZnO nanoarrays utilizing photodynamic polymer, surface-relief grating structures, and unique electrostatic layer-by-layer assembly as a simple and economical methodology was demonstrated. Atomic force microscope (AFM), scanning electron ...

PilHo Huh; Seong-Cheol Kim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Properties of ZnO/Cu/ZnO multilayer films deposited by simultaneous RF and DC magnetron sputtering at different substrate temperatures  

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ZnO/Cu/ZnO transparent conductive multilayer films are prepared by simultaneous RF sputtering of ZnO and DC sputtering of Cu. The properties of the multilayer films are studied at different substrate temperatures. Sheet resistance of the multilayer film ... Keywords: Electrical and optical properties, Multilayer, Sputtering, TCO

D. R. Sahu; Jow-Lay Huang

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SNS Target Test Facility: Prototype Hg Operations and Remote Handling Tests P. T. Spampinato, T. W. Burgess, J. B. Chesser, V. B. Graves, and S.L. Schrock  

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SNS Target Test Facility: Prototype Hg Operations and Remote Handling Tests P. T. Spampinato, T. W remote handling techniques and tools for replacing target system components. During the past year seal configuration to assess leak tightness and remote handling features. In addition, testing

McDonald, Kirk

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Investigation of Junction Properties in CdS/CdTe Solar Cells and Their Correlation to Device Properties: Preprint  

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Secondary-ion mass spectrometry analysis of the CdS/CdTe interface shows that S diffusion in CdTe increases with substrate temperature and CdCl2 heat treatment. There is also an accumulation of Cl at the interface for CdCl2-treated samples. Modulated photo-reflectance studies shows that devices with CdCl2 heat treatment and open-circuit voltage (Voc) of 835 mV have a distinct high electric-field region in the layer with bandgap of 1.45 eV. Electron-beam induced current measurements reveal a one-sided junction for high Voc devices. The nature of the junction changes with processing. For heterojunction devices, the depletion region includes the highly defective CdS/CdTe interface, which would increase the recombination current and consequently the dark current, leading to lower Voc. In the case of CdCl2-treated cells, the n+-p junction and its high electric-field results in the junction between structurally compatible CdTe and the Te-rich CdSTe alloy, and thus, in higher Voc.

Dhere, R. G.; Zhang, Y.; Romero, M. J.; Asher, S. E.; Young, M.; To, B.; Noufi, R.; Gessert, T. A.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of Copper in the Performance of CdS/CdTe Solar Cells: Preprint  

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The performance of CdS/CdTe solar cells made with evaporated Cu as a primary back contact was studied through current-voltage (JV) at different intensities, quantum efficiency (QE) under light and voltage bias, capacitance-voltage (CV), and drive-level capacitance profiling (DLCP) measurements. The results show that while modest amounts of Cu enhance cell performance, excessive amounts degrade device quality and reduce performance. The analysis is supported with numerical simulations to reproduce and explain some of the experimental results.

Demtsu, S.; Albin, D.; Sites, J.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Role of Copper in the Performance of CdS/CdTe Solar Cells (Poster)  

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The performance of CdS/CdTe solar cells made with evaporated Cu as a primary back contact was studied through current-voltage (JV) at different intensities, quantum efficiency (QE) under light and voltage bias, capacitance-voltage (CV), and drive-level capacitance profiling (DLCP) measurements. The results show that while modest amounts of Cu enhance cell performance, excessive amounts degrade device quality and reduce performance. The analysis is supported with numerical simulations to reproduce and explain some of the experimental results.

Demtsu, S.; Albin, D.; Sites, J.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of CdS/CdTe Tin Film Devices for St. Gobain Coated Glass: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-317  

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Research performed at NREL to produce CdS/CdTe devices on St. Gobain coated-glass material to establish a baseline CdS/CdTe device process and determine baseline device performance parameters on St. Gobain material. Performance of these baseline devices compared to similar devices produced by applying the established baseline CdS/CdTe process on alternative St. Gobain coated-glass materials.

Gessert, T.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Spectroscopic Analysis of Impurity Precipitates in CdS Films  

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Impurities in cadmium sulfide (CdS) films are a concern in the fabrication of copper (indium, gallium) diselenide (CIGS) and cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic devices. Devices incorporating chemical-bath-deposited (CBD) CdS are comparable in quality to devices incorporating purer CdS films grown using vacuum deposition techniques, despite the higher impurity concentrations typically observed in the CBD CdS films. In this paper, we summarize and review the results of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), Auger, electron microprobe, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic (XPS) analyses of the impurities in CBD CdS films. We show that these impurities differ as a function of substrate type and film deposition conditions. We also show that some of these impurities exist as 10{sup 2} micron-scale precipitates.

Webb, J. D.; Keane, J.; Ribelin, R.; Gedvilas, L.; Swartzlander, A.; Ramanathan, K.; Albin, D. S.; Noufi, R.

1999-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma properties of RF magnetron sputtering system using Zn target  

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In the present work, we investigate the fundamental properties of magnetron sputtering plasma using Zn target and its deposited Zn thin film. The magnetron sputtering plasma was produced using radio frequency (RF) power supply and Argon (Ar) as ambient gas. A Langmuir probe was used to collect the current from the plasma and from the current intensity, we calculate the electron density and electron temperature. The properties of Zn sputtering plasma at various discharge conditions were studied. At the RF power ranging from 20 to 100 W and gas pressure 5 mTorr, we found that the electron temperature was almost unchanged between 2-2.5 eV. On the other hand, the electron temperature increased drastically from 6 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 9} to 1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 10}cm{sup -3} when the discharge gas pressure increased from 5 to 10 mTorr. The electron microscope images show that the grain size of Zn thin film increase when the discharge power is increased. This may be due to the enhancement of plasma density and sputtered Zn density.

Nafarizal, N.; Andreas Albert, A. R.; Sharifah Amirah, A. S.; Salwa, O.; Riyaz Ahmad, M. A. [Microelectronic and Nanotechnology - Shamsuddin Research Centre (MiNT-SRC), Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor (Malaysia)

2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

320

Donor behavior of Sb in ZnO  

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Electrical behavior of Sb in ZnO:Sb layers doped in a wide concentration range was studied using temperature dependent Hall effect measurements. The layers were grown by plasma-enhanced molecular beam epitaxy, and the Sb concentration was changed by varying the Sb flux, resulting in electron concentrations in the range of 10{sup 16} to nearly 10{sup 20} cm{sup -3}. Upon annealing, the electron concentration increased slightly and more notable was that the electron mobility significantly improved, reaching a room-temperature value of 110 cm{sup 2}/V s and a low-temperature value of 145 cm{sup 2}/V s, close to the maximum of {approx}155 cm{sup 2}/V s set by ionized impurity scattering. Hall data and structural data suggest that Sb predominantly occupies Zn sublattice positions and acts as a shallow donor in the whole concentration range studied. In the layers with high Sb content ({approx}1 at. %), acceptor-type compensating defects (possibly Sb on oxygen sites and/or point-defect complexes involving Sb{sub O}) are formed. The increase of electron concentration with increasing oxygen pressure and the increase in ZnO:Sb lattice parameter at high Sb concentrations suggest that acceptors involving Sb{sub O} rather than Sb{sub Zn}-2V{sub Zn} complexes are responsible for the compensation of the donors.

Liu, H. Y.; Izyumskaya, N.; Avrutin, V.; Oezguer, Ue.; Morkoc, H. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284 (United States); Yankovich, A. B.; Kvit, A. V.; Voyles, P. M. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

IAD News Archives - CD/DVD life expectancy  

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IAD in the News Archive - CD/DVD life expectancy. ... PCWorld.com, June 15, 2004. IAD work on optical disk life expectancy. GCN, Vol. 23, No. ...

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Radionuclide Generator ^{111}In\\to^{111m}Cd  

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Radionuclide generator ^{111}In\\to^{111m}Cd with chemical yield > 95 % and contamination of the ^{111m}Cd by parent isotope (^{111}In) less than 0.6 % (of ^{111m}Cd activity) is developed. Extraction chromatography with di-2-ethylhexyl-phosphoric acid as an extragent is used for the radiochemical separation of the parent and the daughter radionuclides. Probability of the electron capture on the isomeric level 396 keV (^{111m}Cd) in the ^{111}In decay process is determinated to be (6.01\\pm 0.14_{stat}\\pm0.18_{syst})\\cdot10^{-5}.

Filossofov, D V; Lebedev, N A; Starodub, G Ya; Novgorodov, A F

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An improved understanding of fluorescent Zn(II) sensors and their uses in biological settings  

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Chapter 1. An Introduction to Fluorescent Zn(II) Sensors and Their Applications in Biological Systems This chapter opens with an overview of the numerous roles of zinc in biology, with an emphasis on labile Zn(II), that ...

Wong, Brian Alexander

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Studies of Al:ZnO Powders and Thin Films | Stanford...  

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Ingham, Associate Investigator, MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology Al-doped ZnO (Al:ZnO) is a promising transparent conducting oxide. We have used...

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Microsoft Word - Zn-DTPA Insert_2 Pages.doc  

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zinc trisodium injection contains the sodium salt of zinc diethylenetriaminepentaacetate. Pentetate zinc zinc trisodium injection contains the sodium salt of zinc diethylenetriaminepentaacetate. Pentetate zinc trisodium is also known as trisodium zinc diethylenetriaminepentaacetate and is commonly referred to as Zn- DTPA. It has a molecular formula of Na3ZnC14H18N3O10 and a molecular weight of 522.7 Daltons. It is represented by the following structural formula: Zn-DTPA is supplied as a clear, colorless, hyperosmolar (1260 mOsmol/kg) solution in a colorless ampoule containing 5 mL. The ampoule contents are sterile, non-pyrogenic and suitable for intravenous administration. Each mL of solution contains the equivalent of 200 mg pentetate zinc trisodium (obtained from 150.51 mg pentetic acid, 31.14 mg zinc oxide and NaOH) and water for injection, USP. The pH of the solution is adjusted

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Process for fabricating ZnO-based varistors  

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The invention is a process for producing ZnO-based varistors incorporating a metal oxide dopant. In one form, the invention comprises providing a varistor powder mix of colloidal particles of ZnO and metal-oxide dopants including Bi.sub.2 O.sub.3. The mix is hot-pressed to form a compact at temperatures below 850.degree. C. and under conditions effecting reduction of the ZnO to sub-stoichiometric oxide. This promotes densification while restricting liquid formation and grain growth. The compact then is heated under conditions restoring the zinc oxide to stoichiometric composition, thus improving the varistor properties of the compact. The process produces fine-grain varistors characterized by a high actual breakdown voltage and a high average breakdown voltage per individual grain boundary.

Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Electric dipole moments of Hg, Xe, Rn, Ra, Pu, and TlF induced by the nuclear Schiff moment and limits on time-reversal violating interactions  

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We have calculated the atomic electric dipole moments (EDMs) induced in ^{199}Hg, ^{129}Xe, ^{223}Rn, ^{225}Ra, and ^{239}Pu by their respective nuclear Schiff moments S. The results are (in units 10^{-17}S(e {fm}^{3})^{-1}e cm): d(^{199}Hg)=-2.8, d(^{129}Xe)=0.38, d(^{223}Rn)=3.3, d(^{225}Ra)=-8.5, d(^{239}Pu)=-11. We have also calculated corrections to the parity- and time-invariance-violating (P,T-odd) spin-axis interaction constant in TlF. These results are important for the interpretation of atomic and molecular experiments on EDMs in terms of fundamental P,T-odd parameters.

V. A. Dzuba; V. V. Flambaum; J. S. M. Ginges; M. G. Kozlov

2002-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

328

Studies on the properties of sputter-deposited Ag-doped ZnO films  

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Ag-doped ZnO films were prepared by simultaneous rf magnetron sputtering of ZnO and dc magnetron sputtering of Ag on glass substrate. The influences of dopant content and substrate temperature on the properties of the as-grown films were investigated. ... Keywords: Ag, Electrical and optical properties, Thin films, ZnO

D. R. Sahu

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Enhancement of photoluminescence lifetime of ZnO nanorods making use of thiourea  

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We have investigated correlation of photoluminescence lifetime between zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods and thiourea-doped ZnO nanorods (tu: CH4N2S). Aqueous solutions of ZnO nanorods were deposited on glass substrate by using pneumatic ...

Erdal Sönmez; Kadem Meral

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Synthesis and characterization of blue emitting ZnSe quantum dots  

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In this work we show a new experimental methodology to obtain ZnSe nanocrystals in aqueous solution aiming their application as biophotonic probes. The nanocrystals were obtained using a simple procedure based on the arrested precipitation of ZnSe in ... Keywords: Blue emission, Colloidal synthesis, Water soluble quantum dots, ZnSe

J. J. Andrade; A. G. Brasil, Jr.; P. M. A. Farias; A. Fontes; B. S. Santos

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Joint AOCS/JOCS Official Method Cd 28-10  

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Glycidyl Fatty Acid Esters in Edible Oils Joint AOCS/JOCS Official Method Cd 28-10 Methods Downloads DB289BBFE4CD82CBA0401C5CE0384944 6th Edition Recommended Practice Definition This method is used for the deter

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The Transcription Factor PU.1 Regulates cd T Cell  

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Background: T cell development results in the generation of both mature ab and cd T cells. While ab T cells predominate in secondary lymphoid organs, cd T cells are more abundant in mucosal tissues. PU.1, an Ets family transcription factor, also identified as the spleen focus forming virus proviral integration site-1 (Sfpi1) is essential for early stages of T cell development, but is down regulated during the DN T-cell stage. Methodology/Principal Findings: In this study, we show that in mice specifically lacking PU.1 in T cells using an lck-Cre transgene with a conditional Sfpi1 allele (Sfpi1 lck2/2) there are increased numbers of cd T cells in spleen, thymus and in the intestine when compared to wild-type mice. The increase in cd T cell numbers in PU.1-deficient mice is consistent in cd T cell subsets identified by TCR variable regions. PU.1-deficient cd T cells demonstrate greater proliferation in vivo and in vitro. Conclusions/Significance: The increase of cd T cell numbers in Lck-Cre deleter strains, where deletion occurs after PU.1 expression is diminished, as well as the observation that PU.1-deficient cd T cells have greater proliferative responses than wild type cells, suggests that PU.1 effects are not developmental but rather at the level of homeostasis. Thus, our data

Rukhsana Jabeen; Hua-chen Chang; Ritobrata Goswami; Stephen L. Nutt; Mark H. Kaplan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical-Fiber-Based, Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Spectrometer for Thin-Film Absorber Characterization and Analysis of TRPL Data for CdS/CdTe Interface: Preprint  

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We describe the design of a time resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) spectrometer for rapid semiconductor absorber characterization. Simplicity and flexibility is achieved by using single optical fiber to deliver laser pulses and to collect photoluminescence. We apply TRPL for characterization of CdS/CdTe absorbers after deposition, CdCl2 treatment, Cu doping, and back contact formation. Data suggest this method could be applied in various stages of PV device processing. Finally, we show how to analyze TRPL data for CdS/CdTe absorbers by considering laser light absorption depth and intermixing at CdS/CdTe interface.

Kuciauskas, D.; Duenow, J. N.; Kanevce, A.; Li, J. V.; Young, M. R.; Dippo, P.; Levi, D. H.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

X-ray luminescence of CdTe quantum dots in LaF{sub 3}:Ce/CdTe nanocomposites  

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CdTe quantum dots have intense photoluminescence but exhibit almost no x-ray luminescence. However, intense x-ray luminescence from CdTe quantum dots is observed in LaF{sub 3}:Ce/CdTe nanocomposites. This enhancement in the x-ray luminescence of CdTe quantum dots is attributed to the energy transfer from LaF{sub 3}:Ce to CdTe quantum dots in the nanocomposites. The combination of LaF{sub 3}:Ce nanoparticles and CdTe quantum dots makes LaF{sub 3}:Ce/CdTe nanocomposites promising scintillators for radiation detection.

Hossu, Marius; Liu Zhongxin; Yao Mingzhen; Ma Lun; Chen Wei

2012-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

335

Using shape to control photoluminescence from CdSe/CdS core/shell nanorods.  

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CdSe/CdS core/shell nanorods can exhibit high photoluminescence quantum yields, but it is not yet clear what processes determine the yields and how they can be controlled. Moreover, the effective band alignment between the core and the shell affects quantum yield, but its nature is still under debate. We systematically studied quantum yields when the shell is excited as a function of both core size and shell volume. Using time-resolved photoluminescence decay measurements and transient-absorption spectroscopy, we found that quantum yields are determined by a balance between radiative and nonradiative recombination rates, and not by single-carrier trapping. The radiative recombination rate decreases as the nanorod volume increases, independent of the core size. The results indicate that high quantum yields can be obtained only by limiting the size of the shell and point to an effective quasi-type-II band alignment for all of the nanorods in this study.

She, C.; Demortiere, A.; Shevchenko, E. V.; Pelton, M. (Center for Nanoscale Materials)

2011-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

336

Photoacoustic study of CdS QDs for application in quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells  

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The optical properties and photovoltaic characterization of CdS quantum dots sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs) were studied. CdS QDs were prepared by the chemical solution deposition (CD) technique. Photoacoustic spectroscopy (PA) was employed to study ...

S. Abdallah, N. Al-Hosiny, Ali Badawi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Primary cutaneous CD30+ large-cell lymphoma presenting as a scrotal plaque  

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studies have shown that CD30 negative LCLs have a worseprognosis than CD30+ LCLs [ 4 , 8 ] and should be treatedfrom some primary cutaneous CD30+ LCLs, making the clinical

Modi, Sapna; Yang, Deborah J; Sule, Norman; Rosen, Ted

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Shape dependence of band-edge exciton fine structure in CdSe nanocrystals  

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exciton fine structure in CdSe nanocrystals Qingzhong Zhao,fine structure of wurtzite CdSe nanocrystals is investigatedexciton fine structure of CdSe nanocrystals is determined by

Zhao, Qingzhong

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Jump Frequency of Cd Tracer Atoms in -Mn Matthew O. Zacate and Gary S. Collinsa  

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to the second excited state of 111 Cd via electron capture. The Cd nucleus subsequently decays to its ground) is present at the Cd nucleus, the intermediate state is perturbed and populations of its magnetic substates

Collins, Gary S.

340

G1, Temperature Dependent Measurements of ZnO TFTs  

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Conference Tools for 2010 Electronic Materials Conference ... Propose A Proceedings ... TFTs demonstrate that PEALD ZnO does not contain a large concentration of deep ... [2] T. Tiedje, et. al., Physical Review Letters, 46, 1425, 1981. ..... N5, Breakdown Statistics and Nanowire Device Integration of Self-

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Crystal Growth And Characterization of the Model High-Temperature Superconductor HgBa{sub 2}CuO{sub 4+{delta}}  

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Since the discovery of high-transition-temperature (T{sub c}) superconductivity in La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4} in 1986, the study of the lamellar copper oxides has remained at the forefront of condensed matter physics. Apart from their unusually high values of T{sub c}, these materials also exhibit a variety of complex phenomena and phases. This rich behavior is a consequence of the lamellar crystal structures, formed of copper-oxygen sheets separated by charge reservoir layers, and of the strong electron-electron correlations in the copper-oxygen sheets. After two decades of intensive research, which has stimulated many valuable new insights into correlated electron systems in general, there remains a lack of consensus regarding the correct theory for high-T{sub c} superconductivity. The ultimate technological goal of room-temperature superconductivity might only be attained after the development of a deeper understanding of the mercury-based compounds HgBa{sub 2}Ca{sub n-1}Cu{sub n}OI{sub 2n+2+{delta}}, which currently exhibit the highest T{sub c}values. One very important issue in this regard is the role of electronic versus chemical and structural inhomogeneities in these materials, and the associated need to separate material-specific properties from those that are essential to superconductivity. Unfortunately, there has been remarkably little scientific work on the mercury-based compounds because sizable crystals have not been available; quantitative measurements of any kind would be invaluable benchmarks for testing the theories of high-T{sub c} superconductivity. The compounds HgBa{sub 2}Ca{sub n-1}Cu{sub n}OI{sub 2n+2+{delta}} can be viewed as model systems not only because of their record high-T{sub c} values, but also because of their high-symmetry crystal structures. Of particular interest is the simplest member of this materials family, HgBa{sub 2}CuO{sub 4+{delta}} (Hg1201), which possesses only one copper-oxygen sheet per unit cell (n = 1), as shown schematically in Figure 1a. The largest crystals obtained by previous growth methods do not exceed 1 mm{sup 3}, and hence are insufficient in size for detailed studies by many experimental techniques. Here we report a novel recipe for the growth of Hg1201 crystals as well as detailed sample characterization results, including initial inelastic magnetic neutron scattering data. We note that samples grown by the method described here have already enabled recent optical conductivity, inelastic X-ray scattering, and angle-resolved photoemission studies.

Zhao, Xudong; Yu, Guichuan; Cho, Yong-Chan; Chabot-Couture, Guillaume; Barisic, Neven; Bourges, Philippe; Kaneko, Nobuhisa; Li, Yuan; Lu, Li; Motoyama, Eugene M.; Vajk, Owen P.; Greven, Martin; /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept. /SLAC, SSRL /Jilin U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Saclay /NIST, Wash., D.C.

2007-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

342

Design of Shallow p-type Dopants in ZnO (Presentation)  

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ZnO is a promising material for short wave-length opto-electronic devices such as UV lasers and LEDs due to its large exciton binding energy and low material cost. ZnO can be doped easily n-type, but the realization of stable p-type ZnO is rather difficult. Using first-principles band structure methods the authors address what causes the p-type doping difficulty in ZnO and how to overcome the p-type doping difficulty in ZnO.

Wei, S.H.; Li, J.; Yan. Y.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Evaluation of Cavitation-Erosion Resistance of 316LN Stainless Steel in Mercury Containing Metallic Solutes  

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Room temperature cavitation tests of vacuum annealed type 316LN stainless steel were performed in pure Hg and in Hg with various amounts of metallic solute to evaluate potential mitigation of erosion/wastage. Tests were performed using an ultrasonic vibratory horn with specimens attached at the tip. All of the solutes examined, which included 5 wt% In, 10 wt% In, 4.4 wt% Cd, 2 wt% Ga, and a mixture that included 1 wt% each of Pb, Sn, and Zn, were found to increase cavitation-erosion as measured by increased weight loss and/or surface profile development compared to exposures for the same conditions in pure Hg. Qualitatively, each solute appeared to increase the post-test wetting tenacity of the Hg solutions and render the Hg mixture susceptible to manipulation of droplet shape.

Pawel, Steven J [ORNL; Mansur, Louis K [ORNL

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Studies of Al:ZnO Powders and Thin Films | Stanford Synchrotron  

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Structural Studies of Al:ZnO Powders and Thin Films Structural Studies of Al:ZnO Powders and Thin Films Monday, June 18, 2012 - 2:00pm SSRL Main Conference Room 137-322 Dr. Bridget Ingham, Associate Investigator, MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology Al-doped ZnO (Al:ZnO) is a promising transparent conducting oxide. We have used complementary synchrotron and laboratory techniques to study the incorporation of Al within the ZnO lattice, and measure its effect on the crystallinity of thin films prepared by sol-gel techniques, with an aim to understand how these properties affect the film conductivity. I will present recent results from Al:ZnO powders and thin films, prepared with varying Al concentrations and calcination temperatures. Solid state 27Al NMR and ex situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) were performed on Al:ZnO

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Multi-Pollutant Emissions Control: Pilot Plant Study of Technologies for Reducing Hg, SO3, NOx and CO2 Emissions  

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A slipstream pilot plant was built and operated to investigate technology to adsorb mercury (Hg) onto the existing particulate (i.e., fly ash) by cooling flue gas to 200-240 F with a Ljungstrom-type air heater or with water spray. The mercury on the fly ash was then captured in an electrostatic precipitator (ESP). An alkaline material, magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH){sub 2}), is injected into flue gas upstream of the air heater to control sulfur trioxide (SO{sub 3}), which prevents acid condensation and corrosion of the air heater and ductwork. The slipstream was taken from a bituminous coal-fired power plant. During this contract, Plant Design and Construction (Task 1), Start Up and Maintenance (Task 2), Baseline Testing (Task 3), Sorbent Testing (Task 4), Parametric Testing (Task 5), Humidification Tests (Task 6), Long-Term Testing (Task 7), and a Corrosion Study (Task 8) were completed. The Mercury Stability Study (Task 9), ESP Report (Task 11), Air Heater Report (Task 12) and Final Report (Task 14) were completed. These aspects of the project, as well as progress on Public Outreach (Task 15), are discussed in detail in this final report. Over 90% mercury removal was demonstrated by cooling the flue gas to 200-210 F at the ESP inlet; baseline conditions with 290 F flue gas gave about 26% removal. Mercury removal is sensitive to flue gas temperature and carbon content of fly ash. At 200-210 F, both elemental and oxidized mercury were effectively captured at the ESP. Mg(OH){sub 2} injection proved effective for removal of SO{sub 3} and eliminated rapid fouling of the air heater. The pilot ESP performed satisfactorily at low temperature conditions. Mercury volatility and leaching tests did not show any stability problems. No significant corrosion was detected at the air heater or on corrosion coupons at the ESP. The results justify larger-scale testing/demonstration of the technology. These conclusions are presented and discussed in two presentations given in July and September of 2005 and are included in Appendices E and F.

Michael L. Fenger; Richard A. Winschel

2005-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical study of syngas hydrogenation to methanol on the polar Zn-terminated ZnO(0001) surface  

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Methanol synthesis from syngas (CO/CO2/H2) hydrogenation on the perfect Zn–terminated polar ZnO(0001) surface have been investigated using periodic density functional theory calculations. Our results show that direct CO2 hydrogenation to methanol on the perfect ZnO(0001) surface is unlikely because in the presence of surface atomic H and O the highly stable formate (HCOO) and carbonate (CO3) readily produced from CO2 with low barriers 0.11 and 0.09 eV will eventually accumulate and block the active sites of the ZnO(0001) surface. In contrast, methanol synthesis from CO hydrogenation is thermodynamically and kinetically feasible on the perfect ZnO(0001) surface. CO can be consecutively hydrogenated into formyl (HCO), formaldehyde (H2CO), methoxy (H3CO) intermediates, leading to the final formation of methanol (H3COH). The reaction route via hydroxymethyl (H2COH) intermediate, a previously proposed species on the defected O–terminated ZnO( ) surface, is kinetically inhibited on the perfect ZnO(0001) surface. The rate-determining step in the consecutive CO hydrogenation route is the hydrogenation of H3CO to H3COH. We also note that this last hydrogenation step is pronouncedly facilitated in the presence of water by lowering the activation barrier from 1.02 to 0.55 eV. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Biosciences and Geosciences, and performed at EMSL, a national scientific user facility sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Computational resources were provided at EMSL and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. J. Li and Y.-F. Zhao were also financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 20933003 and 91026003) and the National Basic Research Program of China (No. 2011CB932400). Y.-F. Zhao acknowledges the fellowship from PNNL.

Zhao, Ya-Fan; Rousseau, Roger J.; Li, Jun; Mei, Donghai

2012-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Local structures of polar wurtzites Zn1-xMgxO studied by raman and 67Zn/25Mg NMR spectroscopies and by total neutron scattering  

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Research in the area of polar semiconductor heterostructures has been growing rapidly, driven in large part by interest in two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) systems. 2DEGs are known to form at heterojunction interfaces that bear polarization gradients. They can display extremely high electron mobilities, especially at low temperatures, owing to spatial confinement of carrier motions. Recent reports of 2DEG behaviors in Ga{sub 1-x}Al{sub x}N/GaN and Zn{sub 1-x}Mg{sub x}O/ZnO heterostructures have great significance for the development of quantum Hall devices and novel high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs). 2DEG structures are usually designed by interfacing a polar semiconductor with its less or more polar alloys in an epitaxial manner. Since the quality of the 2DEG depends critically on interface perfection, as well as the polarization gradient at the heterojunction, understanding compositional and structural details of the parent and alloy semiconductors is an important component in 2DEG design and fabrication. Zn{sub 1-x}Mg{sub x}O/ZnO is one of the most promising heterostructure types for studies of 2DEGs, due to the large polarization of ZnO, the relatively small lattice mismatch, and the large conduction band offsets in the Zn{sub 1-x}Mg{sub x}O/ZnO heterointerface. Although 2DEG formation in Zn{sub 1-x}Mg{sub x}O/ZnO heterostructures have been researched for some time, a clear understanding of the alloy structure of Zn{sub 1-x}Mg{sub x}O is currently lacking. Here, we conduct a detailed and more precise study of the local structure of Zn{sub 1-x}Mg{sub x}O alloys using Raman and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), in conjunction with neutron diffraction techniques.

Proffen, Thomas E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kim, Yiung- Il [UCSB; Cadars, Sylvian [UCSB; Shayib, Ramzy [UCSB; Feigerle, Charles S [UNIV OF TENNESSEE; Chmelka, Bradley F [UCSB; Seshadri, Ram [UCSB

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Process Development for High Voc CdTe Solar Cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is a cumulative and final report for Phases I, II and III of this NREL funded project (subcontract # XXL-5-44205-10). The main research activities of this project focused on the open-circuit voltage of the CdTe thin film solar cells. Although, thin film CdTe continues to be one of the leading materials for large-scale cost-effective production of photovoltaics, the efficiency of the CdTe solar cells have been stagnant for the last few years. This report describes and summarizes the results for this 3-year research project.

Ferekides, C. S.; Morel, D. L.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Thin film cadmium telluride, zinc telluride, and mercury zinc telluride solar cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes research to demonstrate (1) thin film cadmium telluride solar cells with a quantum efficiency of 75% or higher at 0. 44 {mu}m and a photovoltaic efficiency of 11.5% or greater, and (2) thin film zinc telluride and mercury zinc telluride solar cells with a transparency to sub-band-gap radiation of 65% and a photovoltaic conversion efficiency of 5% and 8%, respectively. Work was directed at (1) depositing transparent conducting semiconductor films by solution growth and metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) technique, (2) depositing CdTe films by close-spaced sublimation (CSS) and MOCVD techniques, (3) preparing and evaluating thin film CdTe solar cells, and (4) preparing and characterizing thin film ZnTe, CD{sub 1-x}Zn{sub 1-x}Te, and Hg{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te solar cells. The deposition of CdS films from aqueous solutions was investigated in detail, and their crystallographic, optical, and electrical properties were characterized. CdTe films were deposited from DMCd and DIPTe at 400{degrees}C using TEGa and AsH{sub 3} as dopants. CdTe films deposited by CSS had significantly better microstructures than those deposited by MOCVD. Deep energy states in CdTe films deposited by CSS and MOCVD were investigated. Thin films of ZnTe, Cd{sub 1- x}Zn{sub x}Te, and Hg{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te were deposited by MOCVD, and their crystallographic, optical, and electrical properties were characterized. 67 refs.

Chu, T.L. (University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States))

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Thin film cadmium telluride, zinc telluride, and mercury zinc telluride solar cells. Final subcontract report, 1 July 1988--31 December 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes research to demonstrate (1) thin film cadmium telluride solar cells with a quantum efficiency of 75% or higher at 0. 44 {mu}m and a photovoltaic efficiency of 11.5% or greater, and (2) thin film zinc telluride and mercury zinc telluride solar cells with a transparency to sub-band-gap radiation of 65% and a photovoltaic conversion efficiency of 5% and 8%, respectively. Work was directed at (1) depositing transparent conducting semiconductor films by solution growth and metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) technique, (2) depositing CdTe films by close-spaced sublimation (CSS) and MOCVD techniques, (3) preparing and evaluating thin film CdTe solar cells, and (4) preparing and characterizing thin film ZnTe, CD{sub 1-x}Zn{sub 1-x}Te, and Hg{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te solar cells. The deposition of CdS films from aqueous solutions was investigated in detail, and their crystallographic, optical, and electrical properties were characterized. CdTe films were deposited from DMCd and DIPTe at 400{degrees}C using TEGa and AsH{sub 3} as dopants. CdTe films deposited by CSS had significantly better microstructures than those deposited by MOCVD. Deep energy states in CdTe films deposited by CSS and MOCVD were investigated. Thin films of ZnTe, Cd{sub 1- x}Zn{sub x}Te, and Hg{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te were deposited by MOCVD, and their crystallographic, optical, and electrical properties were characterized. 67 refs.

Chu, T.L. [University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States)

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Expanding the One-Dimensional CdS-CdSe Composition Landscape: Axially Anisotropic CdS{sub 1-x}Se{sub x} Nanorods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report the synthesis and characterization of CdS{sub 1–x}Se{sub x} nanorods with axial anisotropy. These nanorods were synthesized via single injection of a mixture of trioctylphosphine sulfur and selenium precursors to a cadmium–phosphonate complex at high temperature. Transmission electron microscopy shows nanoparticle morphology changes with relative sulfur and selenium loading. When the synthetic selenium loading is between 5% and 10% of total chalcogenides, the nanorods exhibit pronounced axial anisotropy characterized by a thick “head” and a thin “tail”. The nanorods’ band gap red shifts with increasing selenium loading. X-ray diffraction reveals that CdS{sub 1–x}Se{sub x} nanorods have a wurtzite crystal structure with a certain degree of alloying. High-resolution and energy-filtered transmission electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy confirm the head of the anisotropic nanorods is rich in selenium, whereas the tail is rich in sulfur. Time evolution and mechanistic studies confirm the nanorods form by quick growth of the CdSe-rich head, followed by slow growth of the CdS-rich tail. Metal photodeposition reactions with 575 nm irradiation, which is mostly absorbed by the CdSe-rich segment, show effective electronic communication between the nanorod head and tail segments.

Ruberu, T. Purnima A.; Vela, Javier

2011-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

352

Hg and Se capture and fly ash carbons from combustion of complex pulverized feed blends mainly of anthracitic coal rank in Spanish power plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work, the petrology and chemistry of fly ashes produced in a Spanish power plant from the combustion of complex pulverized feed blends made up of anthracitic/meta-anthracitic coals, petroleum, and natural coke are investigated. It was found that the behavior of fly ash carbons derived from anthracitic coals follows relatively similar patterns to those established for the carbons from the combustion of bituminous coals. Fly ashes were sampled in eight hoppers from two electrostatic precipitator (ESP) rows. The characterization of the raw ashes and their five sieved fractions (from {gt}150 to {lt}25 {mu}m) showed that glassy material, quartz, oxides, and spinels in different proportions are the main inorganic components. As for the organic fraction, the dominant fly ash carbons are anisotropic carbons, mainly unburned carbons derived from anthracitic vitrinite. The concentration of Se and Hg increased in ashes of the second ESP row, this increase being related to the higher proportion of anisotropic unburned carbons, particularly those largely derived from anthracitic vitrinite in the cooler ashes of the ESP (second row) and also related to the decrease in the flue gas temperature. This suggests that the flue gas temperature plays a major role in the concentration of mercury for similar ratios of unburned carbons. It was also found that Hg is highly concentrated in the medium-coarser fractions of the fly ashes ({gt} 45 {mu}m), there being a positive relationship between the amount of these carbons, which are apparently little modified during the combustion process, in the medium-coarse fractions of the ashes and the Hg retention. According to the results obtained, further research on this type of fly ash could be highly productive. 28 refs., 10 figs., 8 tabs.

I. Surez-Ruiz; J.C. Hower; G.A. Thomas [Instituto Nacional del Carbon (INCAR-CSIC), Oviedo (Spain)

2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

353

CdTe portfolio offers commercial ready high efficiency solar ...  

This characteristic is due partly to the single-phase nature of the absorber layer and the ease with which the CdTe source ... Wind Energy; Partners (27) Visual ...

354

Advances in CdTe R&D at NREL  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the following R&D accomplishments at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): (1) Developed several novel materials and world-record high-efficiency CdTe solar cell, (2) Developed "one heat-up step" manufacturing processes, and (3) Demonstrated 13.9% transparent CdTe cell and 15.3% CdTe/CIS polycrystalline tandem solar cell. Cadmium telluride has been well recognized as a promising photovoltaic material for thin-film solar cells because of its near-optimum bandgap of ~1.5 eV and its high absorption coefficient. Impressive results have been achieved in the past few years for polycrystalline CdTe thin-film solar cells at NREL. In this paper, we summarize some recent R&D activities at NREL.

Wu, X.; Zhou, J.; Keane, J. C.; Dhere, R. G.; Albin, D. S.; Gessert, T. A.; DeHart, C.; Duda, A.; Ward, J. J.; Yan, Y.; Teeter, G.; Levi, D. H.; Asher, S.; Perkins, C.; Moutinho, H. R.; To, B.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

CD2Alloy: class diagrams analysis using alloy revisited  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present CD2Alloy, a novel, powerful translation of UML class diagrams (CDs) to Alloy. Unlike existing translations, which are based on a shallow embedding strategy, and are thus limited to checking consistency and generating conforming object models ...

Shahar Maoz; Jan Oliver Ringert; Bernhard Rumpe

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

High-efficiency large-area CdTe panels  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this three year effort has been to develop an improved materials technology and fabrication process for limited volume production of 1 ft{sup 2} and 4 ft{sup 2} CdS/CdTe photovoltaic modules. The module stability objective by the end of this three year subcontract was to develop techniques to provide ten year life exploration with no greater than 10% degradation. In order to achieve these efficiency and stability objectives, the research program has been separated into tasks including: (1) analysis and characterization of CdS/CdTe Devices; (2) performance optimization on small cells; (3) encapsulation and stability testing; and (4) module efficiency optimization. 27 refs., 18 figs., 3 tabs.

Albright, S.P.; Chamberlin, R.R.; Jordan, J.F. (Photon Energy, Inc., El Paso, TX (USA))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

AOCS Official Method Cd 1b-87 (Pending)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Iodine Value of Fats and Oils Cyclohexane Method AOCS Official Method Cd 1b-87 (Pending) Methods Downloads Methods Downloads Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS (Methods) aocs applicants certified chemist chemists fats lab lab

358

Method of controlling the mercury vapor pressure in a photo-chemical lamp or vapor filter used for Hg.sup.196 enrichment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is directed to a method of eliminating the cold spot zones presently used on Hg.sup.196 isotope separation lamps and filters by the use of a mercury amalgams, preferably mercury - indium amalgams. The use of an amalgam affords optimization of the mercury density in the lamp and filter of a mercury enrichment reactor, particularly multilamp enrichment reactors. Moreover, the use of an amalgam in such lamps and/or filters affords the ability to control the spectral line width of radiation emitted from lamps, a requirement for mercury enrichment.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Method of controlling the mercury vapor pressure in a photo-chemical lamp or vapor filter used for Hg[sup 196] enrichment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is directed to a method of eliminating the cold spot zones presently used on Hg[sup 196] isotope separation lamps and filters by the use of a mercury amalgams, preferably mercury - indium amalgams. The use of an amalgam affords optimization of the mercury density in the lamp and filter of a mercury enrichment reactor, particularly multilamp enrichment reactors. Moreover, the use of an amalgam in such lamps and/or filters affords the ability to control the spectral line width of radiation emitted from lamps, a requirement for mercury enrichment.

Grossman, M.W.

1993-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

360

Luminescent and structural properties of ZnO-Ag films  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ZnO-Ag thin films were prepared by a two-stage method on glass and sapphire substrates. Ag doping was carried out by a method of close space sublimation at atmospheric pressure. The film thickness is varied from 0.6 to 7 {mu}m. The structural and radiative properties were explored by X-ray diffraction technique, atomic force microscopy, photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence spectroscopy. The influence of the fabricating conditions on the properties of ZnO-Ag films is studied. It is found that the Ag doping modifies the crystalline structure of the films and promotes the oriented growth of monocrystalline blocks with the size of 500-2000 nm in the [0002] direction. Improvement of the crystalline quality correlates with the change of the radiative characteristics of the films. The origin of emission centers is discussed.

Khomchenko, V. S., E-mail: vsk@isp.kiev.ua; Kushnirenko, V. I., E-mail: vl_kush@ukr.net; Papusha, V. P.; Savin, A. K.; Lytvyn, O. S. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of stable, large-area, thin-film CdTe photovoltaic modules. Annual subcontract report, 10 May 1991--9 May 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Solar Cells, Inc (SCI) has a program to produce 60 cm X 120 cm solar modules based on CdTe films. The method of choice for semiconductor deposition is condensation from high temperature vapor`s. Early work focussed on Close Spaced Sublimation and Chemical Vapor Deposition using elemental sources, but later equipment designs no longer strictly conform to either category. Small area efficiency has been confirmed by NREL at 9.3% on a 0.22 cm{sup 2} device (825 mV Voc, 18.2 mA/cm{sup 2} Jsc, and 0.62 FF) deposited on a 100 cm{sup 2} substrate. On 8 cell, 64 cm{sup 2} submodules, the best result to date is 7.3% (5.9 V Voc, 130 mA Isc, and 0.61 FF). CdS, CdTe, and ZnTe films have been deposited onto 60 cm X 120 cm substrates - single cells produced from this material have exceeded 8% efficiency, 64 cm{sup 2} submodules have exceeded 5%. Module efficiency is limited by mechanical defects - mostly shunts - associated with processing after deposition of the semiconductor layer`s. Present best result is 1.4% total area efficiency. In anticipation of more advanced designs, CdTe films have also been deposited from apparatus employing elemental sources. This project is in an early stage and has produced only rudimentary results. A pro-active Safety, Health, Environmental and Disposal program has been developed. Results to date indicate that both employees and the environment have been protected against overexposure to hazards including toxic chemicals.

Nolan, J.F.; Meyers, P.V. [Solar Cells, Inc., Toledo, OH (United States)

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Strategies for recycling CdTe photovoltaic modules  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Recycling end-of-life cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) modules may enhance the competitive advantage of CdTe PV in the marketplace, but the experiences of industries with comparable Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) challenges suggest that collection and recycling costs can impose significant economic burdens. Customer cooperation and pending changes to US Federal law may improve recycling economics.

Eberspacher, C.; Gay, C.F. [UNISUN, Newbury Park, CA. (United States); Moskowitz, P.D. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

363

Stability of atoms in the anionic domain (Z)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the stability and universal behaviour of the ionization energy of N-electron atoms with nuclear charge Z in the anionic domain (Z), considering the nuclear charge Z as an arbitrary (non-integral) parameter. HF and CISD ground state energy calculations were performed for systems with N and N-1 electrons to compute the ionization energies for nuclear charges ranging from the neutral atom region to the anionic instability threshold. As testing systems we choose inert gases (He-like, Ne-like and Ar-like isoelectronic sequences) and alkali metals (Li-like, Na-like, K-like sequences). From the results, it is apparent that, for inert gases case, the stability relation with N is completely inverted in the singly-charged anion region (Z=N-1) with respect to the neutral atom region (Z=N), i.e. larger systems are more stable than the smaller ones. We devised a semi-analytical model (inspired by the zero-range forces theory) which lead us to establish the ionization energy dependence on the nuclear charge n...

Gil, G

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Catalyst free growth of ZnO nanorods by thermal evaporation method  

SciTech Connect

In this work, we report catalyst free growth of ZnO nanorods on n-Si substrate by a low cost thermal evaporation method. The surface morphology, chemical composition and crystalline structure of ZnO nanorods have been determined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectroscopy respectively. It is found that, the as -deposited ZnO seed layer reduces lattice mismatching between ZnO and Si from 40.3 to 0.28%, therefore enhances the subsequent growth and crystalline quality of ZnO nanorods on Si substrate. The present methodology is simple, cost effective and highly applicable for synthesis of ZnO nanorods for optoelectronics applications.

Somvanshi, Divya; Jit, S. [Centre for Research in Microelectronics (CRME), Department of Electronics Engineering Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi Uttar Pradesh-221005 (India)

2013-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

365

Effect of near atmospheric pressure nitrogen plasma treatment on Pt/ZnO interface  

SciTech Connect

The effect of near atmospheric pressure nitrogen plasma (NAP) treatment of platinum (Pt)/zinc oxide (ZnO) interface was investigated. NAP can nitride the ZnO surface at even room temperature. Hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy revealed that NAP treatment reduced the surface electron accumulation at the ZnO surface and inhibited the Zn diffusion into the Pt electrode, which are critical issues affecting the Schottky barrier height and the ideality factor of the Pt/ZnO structure. After NAP treatment, the Pt Schottky contact indicated an improvement of electrical properties. NAP treatment is effective for the surface passivation and the Schottky contact formation of ZnO.

Nagata, Takahiro; Haemori, Masamitsu; Chikyow, Toyohiro [International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Yamashita, Yoshiyuki [International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1-1 Koto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Yoshikawa, Hideki; Kobayashi, Keisuke [Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1-1 Koto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Uehara, Tsuyoshi [Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., Wadai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 300-4292 (Japan)

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Etching characteristics of ZnO thin films in chlorine-containing inductively coupled plasmas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examined the plasma etching characteristics of ZnO thin films etched in BCl"3/Ar, BCl"3/Cl"2/Ar and Cl"2/Ar plasmas with a positive photoresist mask. The ZnO etch rates were increased in a limited way by increasing the gas flow ratio of the ... Keywords: BCl3, Chlorine, Inductively coupled plasma, Plasma etching, Zinc oxychloride, ZnO

S. W. Na; M. H. Shin; Y. M. Chung; J. G. Han; S. H. Jeung; J. H. Boo; N. -E. Lee

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Near-Zero Emissions Oxy-Combustion Flue Gas Purification Task 2: SOx/Nox/Hg Removal for High Sulfur Coal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The goal of this project is to develop a near-zero emissions flue gas purification technology for existing PC (pulverized coal) power plants that are retrofitted with oxy-combustion technology. The objective of Task 2 of this project was to evaluate an alternative method of SOx, NOx and Hg removal from flue gas produced by burning high sulfur coal in oxy-combustion power plants. The goal of the program was not only to investigate a new method of flue gas purification but also to produce useful acid byproduct streams as an alternative to using a traditional FGD and SCR for flue gas processing. During the project two main constraints were identified that limit the ability of the process to achieve project goals. 1) Due to boiler island corrosion issues >60% of the sulfur must be removed in the boiler island with the use of an FGD. 2) A suitable method could not be found to remove NOx from the concentrated sulfuric acid product, which limits sale-ability of the acid, as well as the NOx removal efficiency of the process. Given the complexity and safety issues inherent in the cycle it is concluded that the acid product would not be directly saleable and, in this case, other flue gas purification schemes are better suited for SOx/NOx/Hg control when burning high sulfur coal, e.g. this project's Task 3 process or a traditional FGD and SCR.

Nick Degenstein; Minish Shah; Doughlas Louie

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

The Effect of Zn-Rich Coatings on the Environmentally Assisted ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... that offered by conventional coatings employed in armored vehicles. Improved corrosion protection via Zn-rich primers has been shown to improve the general ...

369

Ternary Phase Diagram of the Zn-Sn-P System for Fabrication of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

First, we establish the phase diagram by equilibrium experiments using zinc, tin and their phosphides. At 700 ºC, ZnSnP2 is almost stoichiometry, ...

370

Synthesis of ordered large-scale ZnO nanopore arrays  

SciTech Connect

An effective approach is demonstrated for growing ordered large-scale ZnO nanopore arrays through radio-frequency magnetron sputtering deposition on porous alumina membranes (PAMs). The realization of highly ordered hexagonal ZnO nanopore arrays benefits from the unique properties of ZnO (hexagonal structure, polar surfaces, and preferable growth directions) and PAMs (controllable hexagonal nanopores and localized negative charges). Further evidence has been shown through the effects of nanorod size and thermal treatment of PAMs on the yielded morphology of ZnO nanopore arrays. This approach opens the possibility of creating regular semiconducting nanopore arrays for the application of filters, sensors, and templates.

Ding, G.Q.; Shen, W.Z.; Zheng, M.J.; Fan, D.H. [Laboratory of Condensed Matter Spectroscopy and Opto-Electronic Physics, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Hua Shan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China)

2006-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

371

Plasma/Laser Assisted Template Free Synthesis of ZnO Pillars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The pillar morphology is achieved via pulsed lasing of plasma synthesized ZnO ... decreasing transmittance with increasing the energy of photon radiation.

372

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

373

Green synthesis of graphene nanosheets/ZnO composites and electrochemical properties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A green and facile approach was demonstrated to prepare graphene nanosheets/ZnO (GNS/ZnO) composites for supercapacitor materials. Glucose, as a reducing agent, and exfoliated graphite oxide (GO), as precursor, were used to synthesize GNS, then ZnO directly grew onto conducting graphene nanosheets as electrode materials. The small ZnO particles successfully anchored onto graphene sheets as spacers to keep the neighboring sheets separate. The electrochemical performances of these electrodes were analyzed by cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectrometry and chronopotentiometry. Results showed that the GNS/ZnO composites displayed superior capacitive performance with large capacitance (62.2 F/g), excellent cyclic performance, and maximum power density (8.1 kW/kg) as compared with pure graphene electrodes. Our investigation highlight the importance of anchoring of small ZnO particles on graphene sheets for maximum utilization of electrochemically active ZnO and graphene for energy storage application in supercapacitors. - Graphical abstract: Glucose was used to synthesize GNS, then ZnO directly grew onto conducting graphene nanosheets as electrode materials for supercapacitor. Results showed that the composites have superior capacitive performance. Highlights: > Graphene nanosheets were synthesized via using glucose as a reducing agent. > The reductant and the oxidized product are environmentally friendly. > ZnO grew onto conducting graphene sheets keeping neighboring sheets separate. > The structure improves the contact between the electrode and the electrolyte. > Results showed that these composites have good electrochemical property.

Wang Jun, E-mail: zhqw1888@sohu.com [College of Material Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin 150001 (China); Gao Zan [College of Material Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin 150001 (China); Li Zhanshuang; Wang Bin; Yan Yanxia; Liu Qi [College of Material Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Mann, Tom [Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin 150001 (China); Zhang Milin [College of Material Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin 150001 (China); Jiang Zhaohua [College of Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

374

Highly Transparent and Conducting ALD of Doped ZnO Thin Films ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... and Conducting ALD of Doped ZnO Thin Films for TCO Applications · Hybrid Aerogel/Nanorod Functional Materials for Energy and Sensing Applications.

375

Infrared Radiation Properties of CuO-ZnO-Based Sintered Material ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Infrared Radiation Properties of CuO-ZnO-Based Sintered Material Prepared for Energy-Saving Coating. Author(s), Chao Lian, Wei Wei, Hao ...

376

Ultrasound Atomizer-Microwave Heating Joint Synthesis of ZnO ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Formation mechanism of shell ZnO nanostructures has been studied due to the ... Effect of Alloying Elements and Pulsed Electric Current Sintering Parameters ...

377

Microstructural Design of Piezoelectric ZnO Thin Films as High ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, For most piezoelectric (PE) applications, ZnO films having ... Energy Landscape in Frustrated Systems: Cation Hopping and Relaxation in ...

378

Homobuffer thickness effect on the background electron carrier concentration of epitaxial ZnO thin films  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Epitaxial ZnO thin films were grown on r-plane sapphire substrates using plasma-assisted molecular-beam epitaxy. ZnO homobuffer layers grown at a lower temperature were introduced to improve the crystallinity of the top ZnO thin films. Thicker homobuffer layers lead to better crystallinity of the subsequent epitaxial ZnO thin films due to the strain relaxation effect. Residual background electron carrier concentration in these undoped ZnO thin films first decreases, then increases as the buffer layer thickness increases from {approx}1 to 30 nm, with a minimum electron concentration of {approx}1x10{sup 17} cm{sup -3} occurring in ZnO homobuffer of {approx}5 nm. These results demonstrate that the optimized ZnO homobuffer thickness to achieve both good ZnO crystallinity and low residual electron concentration is determined by the relative electron carrier concentration ratios and mobility ratios between the buffer and epi-ZnO layers.

Yang, Z.; Zhou, H. M.; Li, L.; Zhao, J. Z.; Liu, J. L. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Quantum Structures Laboratory, University of California, Riverside, California 92521 (United States); Chen, W. V.; Yu, P. K. L. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

379

Synthesis and characterization of ZnO and Ni doped ZnO nanorods by thermal decomposition method for spintronics application  

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Zinc oxide nanorods and diluted magnetic semiconducting Ni doped ZnO nanorods were prepared by thermal decomposition method. This method is simple and cost effective. The decomposition temperature of acetate and formation of oxide were determined by TGA before the actual synthesis process. The X-ray diffraction result indicates the single phase hexagonal structure of zinc oxide. The transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy images show rod like structure of ZnO and Ni doped ZnO samples with the diameter {approx} 35 nm and the length in few micrometers. The surface analysis was performed using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic studies. The Ni doped ZnO exhibits room temperature ferromagnetism. This diluted magnetic semiconducting Ni doped ZnO nanorods finds its application in spintronics. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The method used is very simple and cost effective compared to all other methods for the preparation DMS materials. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer ZnO and Ni doped ZnO nanorods Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ferromagnetism at room temperature.

Saravanan, R.; Santhi, Kalavathy [Materials Science Centre, Department of Nuclear Physics, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600 025 (India); Sivakumar, N. [Amrita Center for Nanosciences, Amrita Research Institute, Kochi-682 041 (India); Narayanan, V. [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600 025 (India); Stephen, A., E-mail: stephen_arum@hotmail.com [Materials Science Centre, Department of Nuclear Physics, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600 025 (India)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

380

Incorporation of Cu Acceptors in ZnO Nanocrystals  

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Doping of semiconductor nanocrystals is an important problem in nanomaterials research. Using infrared (IR) and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), we have observed Cu acceptor dopants that were intentionally introduced into ZnO nanocrystals. The incorporation of Cu2+ dopants increased as the diameter of the nanocrystals was increased from ~3 to 5 nm. Etching the nanocrystals with acetic acid revealed a core-shell structure, where a 2-nm lightly doped core is surrounded by a heavily doped shell. These observations are consistent with the trapped dopant model, in which dopant atoms stick to the surface of the core and are overgrown by the nanocrystal material.

Oo, W.M.H.; Mccluskey, Matthew D.; Huso, Jesse; Morrison, J.; Bergman, Leah; Engelhard, Mark H.; Saraf, Laxmikant V.

2010-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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381

C.D. Howe Institute | Department of Energy  

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C.D. Howe Institute C.D. Howe Institute C.D. Howe Institute October 21, 2008 - 4:14pm Addthis Remarks as Prepared for Acting Deputy Secretary Kupfer Thank you very much. It's a pleasure to be here. I want to congratulate the C. D. Howe Institute on its 50th anniversary-a half century of thoughtful public policy debates on the issues of greatest interest and concern to the Canadian people. In our increasingly interconnected world-the dialogue you foster also helps to inform the larger global debate on these issues. It is my hope that we are able to spark such a dialogue with our event here today, and I very much look forward to your thoughts and questions. As I look around this room, it is very clear that there is a lot of wisdom and experience here. I will start off with some comments on US energy policy.

382

NETL: Gasification - Request Gasification Systems Information on a CD  

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Gasification Systems Gasification Systems Request Gasification Systems Information on a CD Please fill in the form below to receive the CDs of your choice. * Denotes required field Requestor Contact Information Requested By (Agency/Company): First Name: * Last Name: * Address: * PO Box: City: * State: * Zip: * Country: Email: * Phone: CD Request Select CD(s):* Gasification Systems Project Portfolio Gasification Technologies Training Course Special Instructions: Submit Request Reset Contacts Program Contact: Jenny Tennant (304) 285-4830 jenny.tennant@netl.doe.gov Close Contacts Disclaimer Disclaimer of Liability: This system is made available by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government, the Department of Energy, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, nor any of

383

C.D. Howe Institute | Department of Energy  

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C.D. Howe Institute C.D. Howe Institute C.D. Howe Institute October 21, 2008 - 4:14pm Addthis Remarks as Prepared for Acting Deputy Secretary Kupfer Thank you very much. It's a pleasure to be here. I want to congratulate the C. D. Howe Institute on its 50th anniversary-a half century of thoughtful public policy debates on the issues of greatest interest and concern to the Canadian people. In our increasingly interconnected world-the dialogue you foster also helps to inform the larger global debate on these issues. It is my hope that we are able to spark such a dialogue with our event here today, and I very much look forward to your thoughts and questions. As I look around this room, it is very clear that there is a lot of wisdom and experience here. I will start off with some comments on US energy policy.

384

Neutron-to-proton ratios of quasiprojectile and midrapidity emission in the {sup 64}Zn + {sup 64}Zn reaction at 45 MeV/nucleon  

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Simultaneous measurement of both neutrons and charged particles emitted in the reaction {sup 64}Zn + {sup 64}Zn at 45 MeV/nucleon allows comparison of the neutron to proton ratio at midrapidity with that at projectile rapidity. The evolution of N/Z in both rapidity regimes with increasing centrality is examined. For the completely reconstructed midrapidity material one finds that the neutron to proton ratio is above that of the overall {sup 64}Zn + {sup 64}Zn system. In contrast, the reconstructed ratio for the quasiprojectile is below that of the overall system. This difference provides the most complete evidence to date of neutron enrichment of midrapidity nuclear matter at the expense of the quasiprojectile.

Theriault, D.; Gauthier, J.; Grenier, F.; Moisan, F.; St-Pierre, C.; Roy, R. [Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire, Departement de Physique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada); Davin, B.; Hudan, S.; Paduszynski, T.; Souza, R. T. de [Department of Chemistry and Indiana University Cyclotron Facility, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 (United States); Bell, E.; Garey, J.; Iglio, J.; Keksis, A. L.; Parketon, S.; Richers, C.; Shetty, D. V.; Soisson, S. N.; Souliotis, G. A.; Stein, B. C. [Cyclotron Institute, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 (United States)] (and others)

2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

385

Fabrication and characterization of ZnO nanowire arrays with an investigation into electrochemical sensing capabilities  

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ZnO nanowire arrays were grown on a Si (100) substrate using the vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) method. ZnO nanowires were characterized by XRD, SEM, bright field TEM, and EDS. They were found to have a preferential orientation along the c-axis. The ...

Jessica Weber; Sathyaharish Jeedigunta; Ashok Kumar

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Magnetic characterizations of sol-gel-produced mn-doped ZnO  

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Nanoparticles of ZnO doped with 6 at.% Mn were produced by a sol-gel method. X-ray diffraction confirms the hexagonal structure as that of the parent compound ZnO, and high-resolution electron transmission microscopy reveals a single-crystallite lattice. ...

R. Asmatulu; H. Haynes; M. Shinde; Y. H. Lin; Y. Y. Chen; J. C. Ho

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Photoluminescence Characterization of ZnO Thin Films Grown by RF- Sputtering  

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This article presents photoluminescence (PL) characterization of ZnO thin films deposited by radio-frequency magnetron sputtering method on sapphire and n-type Si (100) substrates. PL measurements were carried out at room temperature to investigate the energy band gaps and optical quality of the ZnO thin films. In order to draw a specific picture of surface morphology of ZnO thin films, atomic force microscope images were taken. All the results were compared to the results obtained from the bulk ZnO sample. The results revealed that the energy band gap of ZnO thin films grown on n-type Si (100) is higher than ZnO on sapphire. However, energy band gap of bulk ZnO is higher compared to both ZnO on n-type Si (100) and sapphire (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}). This is probably due to the crystalline quality because good crystallinity increases the radiation recombination and hence increase the intensity of the NBE emission.

Bakhori, S. K. Mohd; Ng, S. S.; Ahmad, M. A.; Ahmad, H.; Hassan, Z.; Hassan, H. Abu; Abdullah, M. J. [Nano-optoelectronics Research and Technology Laboratory, School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, USM, Penang (Malaysia)

2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

388

Microstructure and Mechanical Property of Cu-40%Zn-0.5%Cr Alloy ...  

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Yield stress of extruded P/M Cu-40Zn-0.5Cr brass alloy at 773 K was 514.6 MPa, high value of 54.7% of the conventional P/M Cu60-Zn40 brass alloy at same ...

389

Tailoring Selectivity for Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution on Ruthenium Oxides by Zn Substitution  

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Controlling gas emissions: Versatile control of the selectivity of an oxide electrocatalyst in the oxygen- and chlorine-evolution reactions was demonstrated by Zn substitution in RuO{sub 2}. The incorporation of Zn into the rutile structure alters the cation sequence along the [001] direction and modifies the structure of the active sites for both gas-evolution processes.

Petrykin, V.; Macounova, K; Shlyakhtin, O; Krtil, P

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Nitrogen-Doped ZnO Nanowire Arrays for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting  

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. First, we grow ZnO nanowires on a ZnO nanoparticle seeded indium-tin oxide (ITO) substrate using to the success of hydrogen technology is the efficient generation of hydrogen from a renewable energy source, most of the metal oxides have large bandgap energies, leading to limited light absorption

Li, Yat

391

Degradation of ZnO Window Layer for CIGS by Damp-Heat Exposure: Preprint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper summarizes our work with more details and an emphasis on the DH-induced degradation of Al-doped ZnO and Zn1-xMgxO alloys. The other two TCOs, ITO and F:SnO2, are not included here.

Pern, F.J.; To, B.; DeHart, C.; Li, X.; Glick, S. H.; Noufi, R.

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

DOI: 10.1002/adma.200702781 Aerogel Templated ZnO Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells**  

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DOI: 10.1002/adma.200702781 Aerogel Templated ZnO Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells** By Thomas W. Hamann silica aerogel films, featuring a large range of controllable thickness and porosity, are prepared as substructure templates. The aerogel templates are coated with ZnO via atomic layer deposition (ALD) to yield

393

Modeling Zn Adsorption and Desorption to Soils Zhenqing Shi1,2  

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, Newark, DE 19717, U.S.A. Keywords: adsorption, desorption, kinetics, soil organic matter, WHAM 1 was considered as the sole adsorbent for Zn binding to the tested soils (1). The mechanistic model WHAM was used to obtain Kp1 and Kp2 at various reaction conditions. In WHAM V calculations (3), Zn can bind to either

Sparks, Donald L.

394

Study of the P-type doping properties of ZnS nanocrystals  

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The paper presents the study of p-type doping properties of ZnS nanocrystals (Ncs) using the local density approximation theory (LDA). Doping with single species of N, P, or As, ZnS nanocrystals are found to have a low-doping concentration and efficiency, ...

Xiying Ma

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

High contrast, CdTe portal scanner for radiation therapy  

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This paper reports on one of the most promising new technologies for improving the qualify of radiation therapy, the use of real-time systems to produce portal images. In the authors' approach, they are constructing a linear array of 256 CdTe photovoltaic detectors attached to a very compact linear scanner, all of which will be mounted in a cassette shaped package to be located under the patient table. The high stopping power of the CdTe allows a high contrast image to be made using only a single Linac pulse per line, resulting in a high contrast image in under 5 seconds.

Entine, G.; Squillante, M.R.; Hahn, R.; Cirignano, L.J.; McGann, W. (Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc., Watertown, MA (United States)); Biggs, P.J. (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Cluster Chemistry in Electron-Poor Ae-Pt-Cd Systems (Ae=Ca, Sr, Ba): (Sr,Ba)Pt2Cd4, Ca6Pt8Cd16, and Its Known Antitype Er6Pd16Sb8  

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Three new ternary polar intermetallic compounds, cubic Ca6Pt8Cd16, and tetragonal (Sr, Ba)Pt2Cd4 have been discovered during explorations of the Ae–Pt–Cd systems. Cubic Ca6Pt8Cd16 (Fm-3m, Z = 4, a = 13.513(1) Å) contains a 3D array of separate Cd8 tetrahedral stars (TS) that are both face capped along the axes and diagonally bridged by Pt atoms to generate the 3D anionic network Cd8[Pt(1)]6/2[Pt(2)]4/8. The complementary cationic surface of the cell consists of a face-centered cube of Pt(3)@Ca6 octahedra. This structure is an ordered ternary variant of Sc11Ir4 (Sc6Ir8Sc16), a stuffed version of the close relative Na6Au7Cd16, and a network inverse of the recent Er6Sb8Pd16 (compare Ca6Pt8Cd16). The three groups of elements each occur in only one structural version. The new AePt2Cd4, Ae = Sr, Ba, are tetragonal (P42/mnm,Z = 2, a ? 8.30 Å, c ? 4.47 Å) and contain chains of edge-sharing Cd4 tetrahedra along c that are bridged by four-bonded Ba/Sr. LMTO-ASA and ICOHP calculation results and comparisons show that the major bonding (Hamilton) populations in Ca6Pt8Cd16 and Er6Sb8Pd16 come from polar Pt–Cd and Pd–Sb interactions, that Pt exhibits larger relativistic contributions than Pd, that characteristic size and orbital differences are most evident for Sb 5s, Pt8, and Pd16, and that some terms remain incomparable, Ca–Cd versus Er–Pd.

Samal, Saroj L. [Ames Laboratory; Gulo, Fakhili [Ames Laboratory; Corbett, John D. [Ames Laboratory

2013-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

397

Electron-Impact Dissociation of CD3+ and CH3+ Ions Producing CD2+, CH+ and C+ Fragment Ions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using a crossed electron-ion beams method, we measured absolute cross sections for electron-impact dissociation of the CD3+ molecular ions producing CD2+ fragment ions and CH3+ ions yielding CH+ and C+ fragment ions over a collision energy range from a few eV up to 100 eV. The total experimental uncertainties are about 12% at the maximum of the curves of cross sections (peak of the cross section, for the CH+ channel). The obtained results suggest important roles played by pre-dissociation of bound states in the production of both the CH+ and C+ fragment ions. Good agreement is found with other results reported for the CH+ fragment, but some differences are found for the CD2+ and C+.

Bahati Musafiri, Eric [ORNL; Fogle, Jr., Michael R [ORNL; Vane, C Randy [ORNL; Bannister, Mark E [ORNL; Thomas, R. D. [Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; Zhaunerchyk, Vitali [Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Seeded Growth of Highly Luminescent CdSe/CdS Nano-Heterostructures with Rod and Tetrapod Morphologies  

SciTech Connect

We have demonstrated that seeded growth of nanocrystals offers a convenient way to design nanoheterostructures with complex shapes and morphologies by changing the crystalline structure of the seed. By using Use nanocrystals with wurtzite and zinc blende structure as seeds for growth of US nanorods, we synthesized CdSe/CdS heterostructure nanorods and nanotetrapods, respectively. Both of these structures showed excellent luminescentproperties, combining high photoluminescence efficiency (similar to 80 and similar to 50percent for nanorods and nanotetrapods, correspondingly), giant extinction coefficients (similar to 2 x 10(7) and similar to 1.5 x 10(8) M-1 cm (-1) at 350 nm for nanorods and nanotetrapods, correspondingly), and efficient energy transfer from the US arms into the emitting CdSe Core.

Talapin, Dmitri; Talapin, Dmitri V.; Nelson, James H.; Shevchenko, Elena V.; Aloni, Shaul; Sadtler, Bryce; Alivisatos, A. Paul

2007-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

399

Role of indium in highly crystalline ZnO thin films  

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Zinc oxide and indium doped zinc oxide (ZnO:In) transparent conducting thin films were deposited on glass substrates by pulsed DC magnetron sputtering using separate Zn and In targets. The independent control of the In content in ZnO has helped us to explore the role of indium in influencing the oriented (002) growth, crystallinity, conductivity and mobility of the doped films. The lowest resistivity of ZnO:In thin film is 2.73 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -3} ohm-cm. At the optimal condition of high (002) orientation, ZnO:In films with electrical resistivity of 7.63 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -3} ohm.cm and mobility of 126.4 cm{sup 2}/V.s are achieved.

Singh, Anil; Chaudhary, Sujeet; Pandya, Dinesh K. [Thin Film Laboratory, Physics Department, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi 110016 (India)

2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

400

Atomic layer deposition of ZnO on ultralow-density nanoporous silica aerogel monoliths  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report on atomic layer deposition of an ? 2 -nm-thick ZnO layer on the inner surface of ultralow-density ( ? 0.5 % of the full density) nanoporoussilica aerogel monoliths with an extremely large effective aspect ratio of ? 10 5 (defined as the ratio of the monolith thickness to the average pore size). The resultant monoliths are formed by amorphous- SiO 2 core/wurtzite-ZnO shell nanoparticles which are randomly oriented and interconnected into an open-cell network with an apparent density of ? 3 % and a surface area of ? 10 0 m 2 g ? 1 . Secondary ion mass spectrometry and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy imaging reveal excellent uniformity and crystallinity of ZnO coating. Oxygen K -edge and Zn L 3 -edge soft x-ray absorption near-edge structure spectroscopy shows broadened O p - as well as Zn s - and d -projected densities of states in the conduction band.

S. O. Kucheyev; J. Biener; Y. M. Wang; T. F. Baumann; K. J. Wu; T. van Buuren; A. V. Hamza; J. H. Satcher Jr.; J. W. Elam; M. J. Pellin

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Carbothermal reduction growth of ZnO nanostructures on sapphire-comparisons between graphite and activated charcoal powders  

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Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures were grown by the vapour phase transport (VPT) method on a-plane sapphire substrates via carbothermal reduction of ZnO powders with various carbon powders. Specifically, graphite powder and activated charcoal powder (of ... Keywords: Growth, Nanostructures, ZnO

M. Biswas; E. McGlynn; M. O. Henry

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Magnetotransport Properties of High Quality Co:ZnO and Mn:ZnO Single Crystal Pulsed Laser Deposition films: Pitfalls Associated with Magnetotransport on High Resistivity Materials  

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The electrical resistivity values for a series of pure and doped (Co, Mn, Al) ZnO epitaxial films grown by pulsed laser deposition were measured with equipment designed for determining the DC resistivity of high resistance samples. Room-temperature resistances ranging from 7x10^1 ohms/square to 4x10^8 ohms/square were measured on vacuum-reduced cobalt-doped ZnO, (Al,Co) co-doped ZnO, pure cobalt-doped ZnO, Mn-doped ZnO, and undoped ZnO. Using a four-point collinear geometry with gold spring-pin contacts, resistivities were measured from 295 to 5 K for resistances of < ~10^12 ohms/square. In addition, magnetoresistance (MR) and Hall effect were measured as a function of temperature for select samples. Throughout the investigation, samples were also measured on commercially available instrumentation with good agreement. The challenges of transport measurements on high resistivity samples are discussed, along with some offered solutions to those challenges.

McCloy, John S.; Ryan, Joseph V.; Droubay, Timothy; Kaspar, Tiffany C.; Chambers, Scott A.; Look, David

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Development of ZnO:Ga as an Ultrafast Scintillator  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We report on several methods for synthesizing the ultra-fast scintillator ZnO(Ga), and measurements of the resulting products. This material has characteristics that make it an excellent alpha detector for tagging the time and direction of individual neutrons produced by t-d and d-d neutron generators (associated particle imaging). The intensity and decay time are strongly dependent on the method used for dopant incorporation. We compare samples made by diffusion of Ga metal to samples made by solid state reaction between ZnO and Ga2O3 followed by reduction in hydrogen. The latter is much more successful and has a pure, strong near-band-edge fluorescence and an ultra-fast decay time of the x-ray-excited luminescence. The luminescence increases dramatically as the temperature is reduced to 10K. We also present results of an alternate low-temperature synthesis that produces luminescent particles with a more uniform size distribution. We examine possible mechanisms for the bright near-band-edge scintillation and favor the explanation that it is due to the recombination of Ga3+ donor electrons with ionization holes trapped on H+ ion acceptors.

Bourret-Courchesne, E.D.; Derenzo, S.E.; Weber, M.J.

2008-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

404

Strain-Dependent Photoluminescence Behavior of CdSe/CdS Nanocrystals with Spherical, Linear, and Branched Topologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The photoluminescence of CdSe/CdS core/shell quantum dots, nanorods, and tetrapods is investigated as a function of applied hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic pressure. The optoelectronic properties of all three nanocrystal morphologies are affected by strain. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that the unique morphology of a tetrapod is highly sensitive to non-isotropic stress environments. Seeded tetrapods can thereby serve as an optical strain gauge, capable of measuring forces on the order of nanonewtons. We anticipate that a nanocrystal strain gauge with optical readout will be useful for applications ranging from sensitive optomechanical devices to investigations of biomechanical processes.

Choi, Charina L.; Koski, Kristie J.; Sivasankar, Sanjeevi; Alivisatos, A. Paul

2009-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

405

Semiconductor Quantum Rods as Single Molecule Fluorescent Biological Labels  

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shape-controlled colloidal CdSe quantum rods. Nano Lettersdiffusion of peptide-coated CdSe/CdS/ZnS nanorods studied byCdS/ZnS shells on colloidal CdSe nanorods. Journal Of The

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

The International Station Meteorological Climate Summary CD-ROM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The International Station Meteorological Climate Summary (ISMCS)is a Compact Disc-Read Only Memory(CD-ROM)containing climatic records for 640 primary weather-observation sites and over 5800 secondary sites around the world. When used with a ...

Terry Jarrett

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Analysis of Moisture and CO(2) Uptake in Anhydrous CdCl(2) Powders Used for Vapor CdCl(2) Treatment of CdS/CdTe PV Devices  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Water and CO(2) uptake in CdCl(2) powder precursors was investigated using thermogravimetric analysis/Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (TGA/FTIR). Exposure of powders under ambient conditions shows that a steady-state hydration level near 9% (by weight) is achieved after brief exposure to room air.

Mazur, T.; Gessert, T.; Martins, G.; Curtis, C.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Fabrication and Physics of CdTe Devices by Sputtering: Final Report, 1 March 2005 - 30 November 2008  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Work to understand CdS/CdTe solar cell device physics; increase magnetron sputtering rate (while keeping high device quality); reduce thickness of CdTe layers (while keeping voltage and fill factor).

Compaan, A.; Collins, R.; Karpov, V.; Giolando, D.

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

ORNL DAAC, Southern African CD-ROM Vol. 3, March 8, 2004  

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Third CD-ROM for Southern Africa Now Available The ORNL DAAC announces the release of the third and final in a series of CD-ROMs prepared for the Southern African Regional Science...

410

NSLS-II Proposal for Approval of Conceptual Design (CD-0)  

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Proposal for Approval of Conceptual Design (CD-0) CD0 cover This proposal is to construct and then operate a new National Synchrotron Light Source, NSLS-II, at Brookhaven National...

411

C-340 Complex D&D Final Lessons Learned (Post CD-4), Environmental...  

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

C-340 Complex D&D Final Lessons Learned (Post CD-4), Environmental Management Cleanup, Sep 2011 C-340 Complex D&D Final Lessons Learned (Post CD-4), Environmental Management...

412

T-685: Cisco Warranty CD May Load Malware From a Remote Site...  

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

85: Cisco Warranty CD May Load Malware From a Remote Site T-685: Cisco Warranty CD May Load Malware From a Remote Site August 5, 2011 - 3:26pm Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability was...

413

Degradation and Capacitance-Voltage Hysteresis in CdTe Devices: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

CdS/CdTe cells on CTO/ZTO TCO show greater intial performance than SnO2-gased substrates due to superior optical and electrical properties of the oxide layers and more rigorous CdCl2 processing. Performance unfiormity was a problem.

Albin, D. S.; Dhere, R. G.; Glynn, S. C.; DelCueto, J.; Metzger W. K.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Time and temperature dependence of CdS nanoparticles grown in a polystyrene matrix  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Luminescent CdS nanocrystals embedded in a polystyrene matrix were successfully prepared. The in situ growth of CdS QDs was realized by thermal treatment of Cd bis(thiolate)/polymer foil at different times and temperatures (240°C and 300°C) ...

F. Antolini; E. Burresi; L. Stroea; V. Morandi; L. Ortolani; G. Accorsi; M. Blosi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Experiments Involving Correlations Between CdTe Solar Cell Fabrication History and Intrinsic Device Stability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An orthogonal full-factorial design was used to study the effect of CdS and CdTe layer thickness, oxygen ambient during vapor CdCl2 (VCC) and the use of nitric-phosphoric (NP) acid as a pre-contact etch on the initial and stressed performance of CdS/CdTe small-area devices. The best initial device efficiency (using thinner CdS, thicker CdTe, no oxygen during VCC, and NP etch) also showed poor stability. Increasing the CdS thickness significantly improved stability with only a slight decrease in resulting initial performance. All devices used a thin margin of CdTe around the perimeter of the backcontact that was shown to significantly reduce catastrophic degradation and improve overall test statistics. The latter degradation is modeled by the formation of a weak-diode/low shunt resistance localized near the edge of finished devices. This shunting is believed to occur through the CdS/CdTe interface, rather than along the device edge, and is exacerbated by thinner CdS films.

Albin, D.; McMahon, T.; Berniard, T.; Pankow, J.; Demtsu, S.; Noufi, R.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Optical properties of CdS nanocrystal covered by polymer chains on the surface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We prepared novel CdS nanocrystal by colloid technique; CdS nanocrystal possessing polyethylene glycol tethered chains (PEG-TC) on the surface. A relatively sharp optical absorption peak was observed at around 3.4 eV. The size of the nanocrystal was ... Keywords: CdS, nanocrystals, photoluminescence, polyethylene glycol, quantum dot

I. Umezu; R. Koizumi; K. Mandai; T. Aoki-Matsumoto; K. Mizuno; M. Inada; A. Sugimura; Y. Sunaga; T. Ishii; Y. Nagasaki

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Influence of Surface Preparation on Scanning Kelvin Probe Microscopy and Electron Backscatter Diffraction Analysis of Cross Sections of CdTe/CdS Solar Cells: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this work we investigated different methods to prepare cross sections of CdTe/CdS solar cells for EBSD and SKPM analyses. We observed that procedures used to prepare surfaces for EBSD are not suitable to prepare cross sections, and we were able to develop a process using polishing and ion-beam milling. This process resulted in very good results and allowed us to reveal important aspects of the cross section of the CdTe film. For SKPM, polishing and a light ion-beam milling resulted in cross sections that provided good data. We were able to observe the depletion region on the CdTe film and the p-n junction as well as the interdiffusion layer between CdTe and CdS. However, preparing good-quality cross sections for SKPM is not a reproducible process, and artifacts are often observed.

Moutinho, H. R.; Dhere, R. G.; Jiang, C. S.; Al-Jassim, M. M.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Excitation density distribution in electron-beam-pumped ZnSe semiconductor lasers  

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The spatial density distribution of the absorbed energy in ZnSe semiconductor lasers excited by electrons with energies from 2 keV to 1 MeV is calculated by the Monte-Carlo method. Approximate analytic expressions determining the absorbed energy of electrons in ZnSe are presented. The pump power threshold in a semiconductor quantum-well ZnSe structure is experimentally determined. The lasing threshold in such structures is estimated as a function of the electron energy. (active media)

Donskoi, E N; Zalyalov, A N; Petrushin, O N; Savel'ev, Yu A; Tarasov, M D; Shigaev, Yu S [Russian Federal Nuclear Center 'All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics', Sarov, Nizhnii Novgorod Region (Russian Federation); Zhdanova, E V; Zverev, M M; Peregudov, D V [Moscow State Institute of Radio-Engineering, Electronics and Automation (Technical University), Moscow (Russian Federation); Ivanov, S V; Sedova, I V; Sorokin, S V [A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Manufacturing Process Optimization to Improve Stability, Yield and Efficiency of CdS/CdTe PV Devices: Final Report, December 2004 - January 2009  

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The research by Colorado State University advances the understanding of device stability, efficiency, and process yield for CdTe PV devices.

Sampath, W. S.; Enzenroth, A.; Barth, K.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Antimony-Based Type I Clathrate compounds Cs8Cd18Sb28 and Cs8Zn18Sb28**  

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The title compounds lie in a new region of phase space for such a structure, and have stoichiometries in accord with a classical Zintl phase formulation. The small semiconductor gaps indicated by DFT calculations are also supported by their diamagnetic susceptibilities.

Liu, Yi; Wu, Li-Ming; Li, Long-Hua; Du, Shao-Wu; Corbett, John D.; Chen, Ling

2009-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, VOL. 52, NO. 5, OCTOBER 2005 2009 3-D Position Sensitive CdZnTe Spectrometer  

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by the U.S. Department of Energy/ NNSA NA-22 Office under Grant No. DE-FG52-01-NN20122. Ã?Corresponding

He, Zhong

422

Raman Studies of Nanocrystalline CdS:O Film  

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Oxygenated nanocrystalline CdS films show improved solar cell performance, but the physics and mechanism underlying this are not yet clearly understood. Raman study provides complementary information to the understanding obtained from other experimental investigations. A comprehensive analysis of the existing experimental data (including x-ray diffraction, transmission, transmission electron microscopy, and Raman) has led to the following conclusions: (1) The O-incorporation forms CdS1-xOx alloy nano-particles. (2) The observed evolution of the electronic structure is the result of the interplay between the alloy and quantum confinement effect. (3) The blue-shift of the LO phonon Raman peak is primarily due to the alloying effect. (4) Some oxygen atoms have taken the interstitial sites.

Zhang, Y.; Wu, X.; Dhere, R.; Zhou, J.; Yan, Y.; Mascarenhas, A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Charge transport properties of CdMnTe radiation detectors  

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Growth, fabrication and characterization of indium-doped cadmium manganese telluride (CdMnTe)radiation detectors have been described. Alpha-particle spectroscopy measurements and time resolved current transient measurements have yielded an average charge collection efficiency approaching 100 %. Spatially resolved charge collection efficiency maps have been produced for a range of detector bias voltages. Inhomogeneities in the charge transport of the CdMnTe crystals have been associated with chains of tellurium inclusions within the detector bulk. Further, it has been shown that the role of tellurium inclusions in degrading chargecollection is reduced with increasing values of bias voltage. The electron transit time was determined from time of flight measurements. From the dependence of drift velocity on applied electric field the electron mobility was found to be n = (718 55) cm2/Vs at room temperature.

Kim K.; Rafiel, R.; Boardman, M.; Reinhard, I.; Sarbutt, A.; Watt, G.; Watt, C.; Uxa, S.; Prokopovich, D.A.; Belas, E.; Bolotnikov, A.E.; James, R.B.

2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

424

Bismuth-induced deep levels and carrier compensation in CdTe  

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First-principles calculations show that Bi on Cd site in CdTe can be either a donor, Bi_Cd+, or an acceptor, Bi_Cd- , depending on the Fermi level. The can bind a substitutional O (O_Te) with large binding energy of 1.40 eV. The calculated (0/-) transition level for B_Cd- - O_Te complex is in good agreement with the observed deep hole trapping level. Bi can also substitute Te to form an acceptor. The amphoteric nature of Bi in CdTe results in the pinning of the Fermi level and the high resistivity. We also discuss the origin of p-type CdTe at high Bi doping level.

Du, Mao-Hua [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Pressurized Water Reactor AgInCd Control Rod Lifetime  

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Swelling of the lower end tip of AgInCd (AIC) absorber rods is one of the lifetime limiting phenomena for PWR control rods. Understanding the relationship between swelling and accumulated fluence is crucial to predicting the service life of these components. This report presents the initial results and analyses from a control rod absorber research program led by the EPRI Fuel Reliability Program, in close collaboration with Westinghouse Electric Company and AREVA NP. The goals of the program are to chara...

2009-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

426

Thermal conductivity of self-assembled nano-structured ZnO bulk ceramics  

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In this study, we describe the changes in thermal conductivity behavior of ZnO-Al micro- and nano-two-phase self-assembled composites with varying grain sizes. The reduction in thermal conductivity values of micro-composites was limited to {approx}15% for ZnO-4% Al. However, nano-composites exhibited large reduction, by a factor of about three, due to uniform distribution of nano-precipitates (ZnAl2O4) and large grain boundary area. Interestingly, the micro-composites revealed continuous decrease in thermal conductivity with increase in Al substitution while the nano-composites exhibited the lowest magnitudes for 2% Al concentration. Raman spectra indicated that phonon confinement in ZnO-Al nano-composites causes drastic decrease in the value of thermal conductivity.

Zhao, Yu [Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices Laboraory (BMDL); Yan, Yongke [Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices Laboraory (BMDL); Kumar, Ashok [Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices Laboraory (BMDL); Wang, Hsin [ORNL; Porter, Wallace D [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Relative Humidity Sensing Properties Of Cu{sub 2}O Doped ZnO Nanocomposite  

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In this paper we report application of Cu{sub 2}O doped ZnO composite prepared by solid state reaction route as humidity sensor. Pellet samples of ZnO-Cu{sub 2}O nanocrystalline powders with 2, 5 and 10 weight% of Cu{sub 2}O in ZnO have been prepared. Pellets have been annealed at temperatures of 200-500 deg. C and exposed to humidity. It is observed that as relative humidity increases, resistance of the pellet decreases for the humidity from 10% to 90%. Sample with 5% of Cu{sub 2}O doped in ZnO and annealed at 500 deg. C shows best results with sensitivity of 1.50 M{omega}/%RH. In this case the hysteresis is low and the reproducibility high, making it the suitable candidate for humidity sensing.

Pandey, N. K.; Tiwari, K.; Tripathi, A.; Roy, A.; Rai, A.; Awasthi, P. [Sensors and Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, University Of Lucknow, U.P., Pin-226007 (India)

2009-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Floating Growth of Aligned ZnO Nanowire Arrays on Graphene in ...  

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The high sensitivity of 1.62 A/W-volt and fast response time ~300 ms obtained represent a significant improvement over ZnO/graphene UV detectors obtained ...

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DD3, A New Approach to Make ZnO-Cu - Programmaster.org  

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For example, solar power conversion efficiency of 1.2% was obtained with ... Such heterojuction solar cells display a high (>80%) quantum efficiency of ..... R4, Control of ZnO Epitaxial Growth via Focused Ion Beam Induced Damage in ...

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AA10, Evolution and Growth of Nanostructures on ZnO with Staged ...  

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Indeed, Zn interstitials are calculated to be fast diffusers with migration barriers of 0.57 eV [1]. The characteristic patterns of rays or trenches extending away from ...

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Sonochemical synthesis of Er3+-doped ZnO nanospheres with enhanced upconversion photoluminescence  

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Er3+-doped ZnO nanospheres have been synthesized via a sonochemical conversion process. The formation mechanism of these nanocrystals is connected with the sonochemical effect of ultrasound irradiation. The as-prepared Er3+ doped ...

Jun Geng, Guang-Hui Song, Jun-Jie Zhu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AA4, Optical Properties of Gd Implanted ZnO Single Crystals  

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DD3, A New Approach to Make ZnO-Cu2O Heterojunctions for Solar Cells ... E2, AlGaAs/GaAs/GaN Wafer Fused HBTs with Ar Implanted Extrinsic Collectors.

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Facile synthesis of monodisperse ZnO nanocrystals by direct liquid phase precipitation  

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ZnO nanocrystals can be synthesized by a variety of methods. Among them, only a few nonhydrolytic methods have been successful at low synthesis temperatures in terms of size, crystallinity, morphology and surface-defect control. These methods require ...

Lan Chen; Justin D. Holmes; Sonia Ramírez-García; Michael A. Morris

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of ZnO Based Light Emitting Diodes and Laser Diodes.  

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??ZnO based homojunction light emitting diode, double heterojunction light emitting diode, embedded heterojunction random laser diode and Fabry-Perot nanowire laser devices were fabricated and characterized.… (more)

Kong, Jieying

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Design of Shallow P-Type Dopants in ZnO: Preprint  

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This paper describes approaches to lower the acceptor ionization energy in ZnO by codoping acceptors with donor or isovalent atoms and proposes a universal approach to overcome the doping polarity problem for wide-band-gap semiconductors.

Wei, S.-H.; Li, J.; Yan, Y.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Configurational Entropy and Structure of the Molten NaCl-KCl-ZnCl2 ...  

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In this context, we examine NaCl-KCl-ZnCl2 molten salts and pay particular attention to characterizing the thermodynamics and structure of these liquids in order ...

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Realization of low resistive p-ZnO thin film by Al-As codoping  

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Al-As codoping into ZnO has been proposed to realize low resistive and stable p-ZnO thin film by RF magnetron sputtering. Al-As codoping has been achieved by As back diffusion from GaAs substrate and sputtering Al doped ZnO target. Hall measurements showed that the hole concentration increases with the increase of Al concentration from 10{sup 15} to 10{sup 20} cm{sup -3}. Among the grown films, 1 at% Al doped ZnO: As showed low resistivity (3.5x10{sup -2}{Omega}cm) with high hole concentration. X-ray diffraction shows that all the films are crystallized in wurtzite structure with (002) preferential orientation. The diffusion of As atoms from the substrate and the presence of dopants in the film have been confirmed by Rutherford ford back scattering and energy dispersive spectroscopy analysis, respectively.

Balakrishnan, L.; Gowrishankar, S.; Gopalakrishnan, N. [Thin Film Laboratory, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 620015 (India)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

438

MATERIALS AND MOLECULAR RESEARCH DIVISION. ANNUAL REPORT 1978  

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on CuxS-(Cd,Zn)S Photovoltaic Solar Energy Converters, UCID-on CnxS (Cd,Zn)S Photovoltaic Solar Energy Converters, UCID-on CuxS-(Cd,Zn)S Photovoltaic Solar Energy Converters, UCID-

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Genetically Engineered Protein Modules: Development and Applications in Anti-Viral Agent Screening and Cancer Marker Detection  

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Mattoussi, H. 2006. Capping of CdSe-ZnS quantum dots withMattoussi, H. 2006. Capping of CdSe-ZnS quantum dots withGerion, D. 2004. Fluorescent CdSe/ZnS nanocrystal-peptide

BISWAS, PAYAL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanisms for Fluorescence Blinking and Charge Carrier Trapping in Single Semiconductor Nanocrystals  

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Trapping Mechanisms in Single CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots fromTrapping Mechanisms in Single CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots fromintermittency of single CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dot

Cordones, Amy Ashbrook

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solubilization of quantum dots with a recombinant peptide from Escherichia coli  

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can bind and stabilize CdSe/ZnS core/shell QDs. [22] Atrioctylphosphine oxide) coated CdSe-ZnS QDs was successfulfor binding to the core-shell CdSe-ZnS QDs and a hydrophilic

Iyer, Gopal; Weiss, Shimon; Pinaud, Fabien; Tsay, James

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Thin-film polycrystalline n-ZnO/p-CuO heterojunction  

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Results of X-ray diffraction and spectral-optical studies of n-ZnO and p-CuO films deposited by gas-discharge sputtering with subsequent annealing are presented. It is shown that, despite the difference in the crystal systems, the polycrystallinity of n-ZnO and p-CuO films enables fabrication of a heterojunction from this pair of materials.

Lisitski, O. L.; Kumekov, M. E.; Kumekov, S. E. [Satpaev Kazakh National Technical University (Kazakhstan)], E-mail: skumekov@mail.ru; Terukov, E. I. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physicotechnical Institute (Russian Federation)

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Conversion mechanism of conductivity of phosphorus-doped ZnO films induced by post-annealing  

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The effects of post-annealing on conductivity of phosphorus-doped ZnO (PZO) films grown at 500 Degree-Sign C by radio frequency magnetron sputtering are investigated in a temperature ranging from 600 Degree-Sign C to 900 Degree-Sign C. The as-grown PZO exhibits n-type conductivity with an electron concentration of 1.19 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 20} cm{sup -3}, and keeps n-type conductivity as annealed at 600 Degree-Sign C-700 Degree-Sign C but electron concentration decreases with increasing temperature. However, it converts to p-type conductivity as annealed at 800 Degree-Sign C. Further increasing temperature, it still shows p-type conductivity but the hole concentration decreases. It is found that the P occupies mainly Zn site (P{sub Zn}) in the as-grown PZO, which accounts for good n-type conductivity of the as-grown PZO. The amount of the P{sub Zn} decreases with increasing temperature, while the amount of Zn vacancy (V{sub Zn}) increases from 600 Degree-Sign C to 800 Degree-Sign C but decreases greatly at 900 Degree-Sign C, resulting in that the amount of P{sub Zn}-2V{sub Zn} complex increases with increasing temperature up to 800 Degree-Sign C but decreases above 800 Degree-Sign C. It is suggested that the P{sub Zn}-2V{sub Zn} complex acceptor is responsible for p-type conductivity, and that the conversion of conductivity is due to the change of the amount of the P{sub Zn} and P{sub Zn}-2V{sub Zn} with annealing temperature.

Li, Jichao; Yao, Bin [Key Laboratory of Physics and Technology for Advanced Batteries, Ministry of Education and Department of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China) [Key Laboratory of Physics and Technology for Advanced Batteries, Ministry of Education and Department of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China); State Key Laboratory of Superhard Materials and College of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China); Li, Yongfeng [Key Laboratory of Physics and Technology for Advanced Batteries, Ministry of Education and Department of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Physics and Technology for Advanced Batteries, Ministry of Education and Department of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China); Ding, Zhanhui; Xu, Ying [State Key Laboratory of Superhard Materials and College of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Superhard Materials and College of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China); Zhang, Ligong; Zhao, Haifeng; Shen, Dezhen [State Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Applications, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 3888 Dongnanhu Road, Changchun 130033 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Applications, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 3888 Dongnanhu Road, Changchun 130033 (China)

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic Layer Deposition of ZnO on Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes and Its Use for Synthesis of CNT–ZnO Heterostructures  

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at the atomic level. It has been applied to deposit a variety of materials including oxides and metals on various nonplanar high-aspect-ratio substrates [8]. ALD on CNTs has been an interesting topic, but there are rela- tively few reports compared to ALD... at *560 and *630 nm, a feature similar to the PL of ZnO nanowire reported by Fan et al. [21]. Emission in the green spectra range is commonly observed in bulk and nanostructure ZnO and the origin is still under debate [22, 23]. The orange–red emission...

2010-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

445

Synthesis and optical properties of hierarchical pure ZnO nanostructures  

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We report the catalyst-free synthesis of hierarchical pure ZnO nanostructures with 6-fold structural symmetry by two-step thermal evaporation process. At the first step, the hexagonal-shaped nanowires consisting of a great deal of Zn and little oxide were prepared via the layer-by-layer growth mechanism; and at the second step, hierarchical pure ZnO nanostructures were synthesized by evaporating the Zn source on the basis of the step-one made substrate. Scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscope images, and the corresponding selected area electron diffraction pattern have been utilized to reveal the screw dislocation growth mechanism, through which the single crystal ZnO nanorods are epitaxially grown from the side-wall of central axial nanowires. Raman and photoluminescence spectra further indicate that, for the hierarchical ZnO nanostructures, the ultraviolet peak is related to the free exciton recombination, while the oxygen vacancies and high surface-to-volume ratio are responsible for the strong green peak emission.

Fan, D.H.; Zhu, Y.F. [Laboratory of Condensed Matter Spectroscopy and Opto-Electronic Physics, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Hua Shan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China); Shen, W.Z. [Laboratory of Condensed Matter Spectroscopy and Opto-Electronic Physics, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Hua Shan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China)], E-mail: wzshen@sjtu.edu.cn; Lu, J.J. [Laboratory of Condensed Matter Spectroscopy and Opto-Electronic Physics, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Hua Shan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China)

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

One-Step Growth of Ge doped ZnO Tubes by Thermal Evaporation  

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In this paper we report a simple thermal evaporation technique (horizontal tube furnace) to grow the bulk-quantity of germanium (Ge) doped zinc oxide (ZnO) tubes on the Si substrate by using one-step thermal evaporation of a mixed powder of Ge and ZnO. The microstructure and optical properties of the Ge doped ZnO tubes have been investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray diffraction, photoluminescence (PL) spectrometer and Raman spectrometer. The investigation of structural properties indicated that the structures consist of bulk quantities of cylindrical rod and tube with diameter around 1micron. EDX reveals that the tube structures have Ge, Zn and O{sub 2} compositions and XRD analysis indicated the product is mainly composed of Ge, zinc germanium oxide (Zn{sub 2}GeO{sub 4}) and small proportion of ZnO. Room temperature photoluminescence (PL) spectrum shows broad emission peaks around 400 nm, opening up a route to potential applications in future optoelectronic devices. Raman measurement also measured at room temperature for these tubes.

Jumidali, M. M. [School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 11800 Minden, Penang (Malaysia); Faculty of Applied Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 13500 Penang (Malaysia); Hashim, M. R. [School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 11800 Minden, Penang (Malaysia); Sulieman, K. M. [Faculty of Applied Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 13500 Penang (Malaysia)

2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Microwave-assisted low temperature synthesis of wurtzite ZnS quantum dots  

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In this work we report, for the first time, on microwave assisted synthesis of wurtzite ZnS quantum dots (QDs) in controlled reaction at temperature as low as 150 Degree-Sign C. The synthesis can be done in different microwave absorbing solvents with multisource or single source precursors. The QDs are less than 3 nm in size as characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) using selected area electron diffraction (SAED) patterns to confirm the wurtzite phase of ZnS QDs. The optical properties were investigated by UV-Vis absorption which shows blue shift in absorption compared to bulk wurtzite ZnS due to quantum confinement effects. The photoluminescence (PL) spectra of QDs reveal point defects related emission of ZnS QDs. - Graphical abstract: Microwave assisted synthesis of wurtzite ZnS quantum dots (QDs) have been achieved in controlled reaction at temperature as low as 150 Degree-Sign C. The synthesis was performed in different microwave absorbing solvents with multisource or single source precursors for very short reaction periods due to effective heating with microwaves. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Wurtzite a high temperature phase of ZnS was synthesized at low temperature. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Low temperature synthesis was possible because of the use of microwave absorbing solvents. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Capping agent was used to control the size of Quantum Dots. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two different systems were developed using single molecular precursor and multisource precursors.

Shahid, Robina, E-mail: rkhan@kth.se [Division of Functional Materials, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 16440, Kista, Stockholm (Sweden); Toprak, Muhammet S., E-mail: toprak@kth.se [Division of Functional Materials, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 16440, Kista, Stockholm (Sweden); Muhammed, Mamoun [Division of Functional Materials, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 16440, Kista, Stockholm (Sweden)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

448

Thin Metal Oxide Films to Modify a Window Layer in CdTe-Based Solar Cells for Improved Performance  

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We report on CdS/CdTe photovoltaic devices that contain a thin Ta2O5 film deposited onto the CdS window layer by sputtering. We show that for thicknesses below 5 nm, Ta2O5 films between CdS and CdTe positively affect the solar cell performance, improving JSC, VOC, and the cell power conversion efficiency despite the insulating nature of the interlayer material. Using the Ta2O5 interlayer, a VOC gain of over 100 mV was demonstrated compared to a CdTe/CdS baseline. Application of a 1nm Ta2O5 interlayer enabled the fabrication of CdTe solar cells with extremely thin (less than 30 nm) CdS window layers. The efficiency of these cells exceeded that of a base line cell with 95 nm of CdS.

Lemmon, John P.; Polikarpov, Evgueni; Bennett, Wendy D.; Kovarik, Libor

2012-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

449

Growth of undoped and chromium-doped CdSxSe1-x crystals by the physical vapor transport method  

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Chromium-doped CdSe is one of the host materials being considered for solid-state tunable mid-infrared (IR) lasers. Alloying CdSe with CdS allows the increase of the thermal conductivity of the crystal (for CdS the thermal conductivity is a factor of ... Keywords: Cr2+:CdSSe, photoluminescence, physical vapor transport, tunable mid-IR solid-state lasers

U. N. Roy; Y. Cui; C. Barnett; K.-T. Chen; A. Burger; Jonathan T. Goldstein

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Fabrication of ZnO photonic crystals by nanosphere lithography using inductively coupled-plasma reactive ion etching with CH{sub 4}/H{sub 2}/Ar plasma on the ZnO/GaN heterojunction light emitting diodes  

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This article reports fabrication of n-ZnO photonic crystal/p-GaN light emitting diode (LED) by nanosphere lithography to further booster the light efficiency. In this article, the fabrication of ZnO photonic crystals is carried out by nanosphere lithography using inductively coupled plasma reactive ion etching with CH{sub 4}/H{sub 2}/Ar plasma on the n-ZnO/p-GaN heterojunction LEDs. The CH{sub 4}/H{sub 2}/Ar mixed gas gives high etching rate of n-ZnO film, which yields a better surface morphology and results less plasma-induced damages of the n-ZnO film. Optimal ZnO lattice parameters of 200 nm and air fill factor from 0.35 to 0.65 were obtained from fitting the spectrum of n-ZnO/p-GaN LED using a MATLAB code. In this article, we will show our recent result that a ZnO photonic crystal cylinder has been fabricated using polystyrene nanosphere mask with lattice parameter of 200 nm and radius of hole around 70 nm. Surface morphology of ZnO photonic crystal was examined by scanning electron microscope.

Chen, Shr-Jia; Chang, Chun-Ming; Kao, Jiann-Shiun; Chen, Fu-Rong; Tsai, Chuen-Horng [Engineering and System Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, 30013 Taiwan (China); Instrument Technology Research Center, National Applied Research Laboratories, Hsinchu, 300 Taiwan (China); Engineering and System Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, 30013 Taiwan (China)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

451

Surface Enthalpies of Nanophase ZnO with Different Morphologies  

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A direct calorimetric measurement of the dependence of the surface enthalpy of nanophase ZnO on morphology is reported. Nanoparticles, nanoporous composites, nanorods, and nanotetrapods were prepared with various sizes and their surface enthalpies were derived from their drop solution enthalpies in molten sodium molybdate. Water adsorption calorimetry for nanoparticles and nanorods was carried out to characterize the stabilization effect of surface hydration. The surface enthalpies of hydrated surfaces for nanoparticles, nanoporous composites, nanorods and nanotetrapods are 1.31±0.07, 1.42±0.21, 5.19±0.56, and 5.77±2.50 J/m2, respectively, while those of the anhydrous surfaces are 2.55±0.23, 2.74±0.16, 6.67±0.56, and 7.28±2.50 J/m2. The surface enthalpies of nanoparticles are the same as those of nanoporous composites, and are much lower than those of nanorods and nanotetrapods, which are also close to each other. The dependence of surface enthalpy on morphology is discussed in terms of exposed surface structures. This is the first time that calorimetry on nanocrystalline powders bas been able to detect differences in surface energetics of materials having different morphologies.

Zhang, Peng; Xu, Fen; Navrotsky, Alexandra; Lee, Jong Soo; Kim, Sangtae; Liu, Jun

2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

452

Hybrid structure of polyaniline/ZnO nanograss and its application in dye-sensitized solar cell with performance improvement  

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Polyaniline (PANI) hybridized ZnO photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) was primarily prepared via a two-step process which involved hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanograss on the fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrate and subsequently chemisorption of PANI on the surfaces of the ZnO nanorods. The PANI hybridized ZnO nanograss films were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR), and the results indicated that there were chemical interactions between PANI and ZnO. Both pure ZnO nanograss and PANI hybridized ZnO nanograss were applied to DSSC. The results of photoelectrochemical measurement showed that the photocurrent density of PANI (100 mg/L) hybridized ZnO nanograss photoanode was significantly enhanced, and the overall light-conversion efficiency increased by 60%. The electrochemical impedance spectra (EIS) displayed that the electron densities in photoanodes of PANI hybridized ZnO nanograss were larger than that in pure ZnO nanograss. This is ascribed to more effective charge separation and faster interfacial charge transferring occurred in the hybrid photoanode. - Graphical abstract: Operational principle of the DSSC: the introduced hybridizing PANI layer performs effective charge separation and faster interfacial charge transferring. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer PANI/ZnO nanograss hybrid materials as photoanode in Dye-sensitized solar cell. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Photoelectric conversion efficiency after hybridization was enhanced by 60%. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer PANI hybridizing ZnO nanograss induced a rapid charge separation.

Zhu Shibu; Wei Wei; Chen Xiangnan [Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, 610031 (China); Jiang Man, E-mail: jiangman1021@163.com [Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, 610031 (China); Zhou Zuowan, E-mail: zwzhou@at-c.net [Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, 610031 (China)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of ZnO nanopillars fabrication in a new Thomas Swan close coupled showerhead MOCVD reactor  

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Self-organized ZnO nanopillars were grown on a-plane Al"2O"3 in a vertical MOCVD reactor using diethylzinc and N"2O as precursors. This is the very first Thomas Swan reactor that is specially designed for the growth of ZnO and GaN. The influence of different ... Keywords: MOCVD, MOVPE, Nanopillars, Zincoxide, ZnO

A. Behrends; A. Bakin; A. Waag

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced electron transport in dye-sensitized solar cells using short ZnO nanotips on a rough metal anode.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Many efforts have been directed toward the enhancement of electron transport in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) using one-dimensional nanoarchitectured semiconductors. However, the improvement resulting from these ordered 1-D nanostructured electrodes is often offset or diminished by the deterioration in other device parameters intrinsically associated with the use of these 1-D nanostructures, such as the two-sided effect of the length of the nanowires impacting the series resistance and roughness factor. In this work, we mitigate this problem by allocating part of the roughness factor to the collecting anode instead of imparting all the roughness factors onto the semiconductor layer attached to the anode. A microscopically rough Zn microtip array is used as an electron-collecting anode on which ZnO nanotips are grown to serve as the semiconductor component of the DSSC. For the same surface roughness factor, our Zn-microtip|ZnO-nanotip DSSC exhibits an enhanced fill factor compared with DSSCs that have ZnO nanowires supported by a planar anode. In addition, the open-circuit voltage of the Zn-microtip|ZnO-nanotip DSSC is also improved due to a favorable band shift at the Zn-ZnO interface, which raises the Fermi level of the semiconductor and consequently enlarges the energy gap between the quasi-Fermi level of ZnO and the redox species. With these improvements, the overall efficiency becomes 1.4% with an open-circuit voltage of 770 mV, while the surface roughness factor of ZnO is approximately 60. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopic study reveals that the electron collection time is much shorter than the electron lifetime, suggesting that fast electron collection occurs in our device due to the significantly reduced electron collection distance along the short ZnO nanotips. The overall improvement demonstrates a new approach to enhance the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells.

Yang, Z.; Xu, T.; Ito, Y.; Welp, U.; Kwok, W. K.; Materials Science Division; Northern Illinois Univ.

2009-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and properties of rhombohedral CePd{sub 3}Ga{sub 8}: A variant of the cubic parent compound with BaHg{sub 11} structure type  

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Single crystals of a new intermetallic gallide, R-CePd{sub 3}Ga{sub 8}, have been synthesized from excess molten gallium. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction reveals that R-CePd{sub 3}Ga{sub 8} crystallizes in the R-3m space group with a=b=c=8.4903(10) A and {alpha}={beta}={gamma}=89.993(17). R-CePd{sub 3}Ga{sub 8} is a variant of the cubic BaHg{sub 11} structure type with three structural units: a Ce-centered polyhedron, a distorted cube of Pd{sub 2}Ga{sub 6} and a Pd-centered cuboctahedron. The distortions of these units are compared to undistorted analogous units in intermetallic compounds with BaHg{sub 11} structure type. Field and temperature-dependent magnetization measurements on R-CePd{sub 3}Ga{sub 8} reveal a paramagnetic material with strong antiferromagnetic correlations and a magnetization consistent with Ce{sup 3+}. Electrical resistance measurements indicate Kondo behavior between localized Ce{sup 3+} magnetic moments. - Graphical Abstract: Single crystals of CePd{sub 3}Ga{sub 8} have been synthesized from Ga flux. This new compound is the first rhombohedral variant of the cubic BaHg{sub 11} structure type. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Triangle Single crystals of CePd{sub 3}Ga{sub 8} were synthesized from gallium flux. Black-Right-Pointing-Triangle CePd{sub 3}Ga{sub 8} is the first rhombohedral variant of the cubic BaHg{sub 11} structure type. Black-Right-Pointing-Triangle Paramagnetic with antiferromagnetic correlations. Black-Right-Pointing-Triangle Magnetization consistent with Ce{sup 3+}.

Macaluso, Robin T., E-mail: robin.macaluso@unco.edu [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639 (United States); Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Francisco, Melanie [Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL60208 (United States); Young, David P.; Stadler, Shane [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (United States); Mitchell, John F.; Geiser, Urs [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Hong, Han-yul [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639 (United States); Kanatzidis, Mercouri G. [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL60208 (United States)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Hg.doc  

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products such as thermometers, batteries, electrical switches, and fluorescent light bulbs. In California, however, a significant amount of mercury enters the envi-...

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Flexible Zn2SnO4/MnO2 Core/Shell Nanocable-Carbon Microfiber ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Flexible Zn2SnO4/MnO2 Core/Shell Nanocable-Carbon Microfiber Hybrid Composites for High-Performance Supercapacitor Electrodes.

458

EE&RE, Session: CdTe - Progress and Roadmap Alignment (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project supports the Solar America Initiative by: (1) assistance to SAI Incubators (Primestar Solar, AvA Solar); (2) providing industry with baseline understanding of CdS/CdTe device formation and reliability--incorporation of low-cost, high quality TCOs, functionality and options for buffer layers, effect of various CdS options, effect of and importance CdSTe alloy formation, effect and options for CdCl{sub 2} treatment, effect and options for back contact, and effect of residual impurities during all stages of device formation; (3) understanding modes and mechanisms of cell-level stability; and (4) establishment of CdTe PDIL Tool for rapid material and process screening.

Gessert, T.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Resource Atlas of Oaxaca (CD-ROM)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The CD version of the Oaxaca Wind Resource Atlas, produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) wind resource group, is the result of an extensive mapping study for the Mexican State of Oaxaca. This atlas identifies the wind characteristics and distribution of the wind resource in Oaxaca. The detailed wind resource maps and other information contained in the atlas facilitate the identification of prospective areas for use of wind energy technologies, both for utility-scale power generation and off-grid wind energy applications.

Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.; Scott, G.; Haymes, S.; Heimiller, D.; George, R.

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Control of the Nanoscale: Effect of Phosphine–Chalcogenide Reactivity on CdS–CdSe Nanocrystal Composition and Morphology  

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We demonstrate molecular control of nanoscale composition, alloying, and morphology (aspect ratio) in CdS–CdSe nanocrystal dots and rods by modulating the chemical reactivity of phosphine–chalcogenide precursors. Specific molecular precursors studied were sulfides and selenides of triphenylphosphite (TPP), diphenylpropylphosphine (DPP), tributylphosphine (TBP), trioctylphosphine (TOP), and hexaethylphosphorustriamide (HPT). Computational (DFT), NMR (31P and 77Se), and high-temperature crossover studies unambiguously confirm a chemical bonding interaction between phosphorus and chalcogen atoms in all precursors. Phosphine–chalcogenide precursor reactivity increases in the order: TPPE CdSe, and CdS1–xSex quantum rods were synthesized by injection of a single R3PE (E = S or Se) precursor or a R3PS–R3PSe mixture to cadmium–phosphonate at 320 or 250 °C. XRD and TEM reveal that the length-to-diameter aspect ratio of CdS and CdSe nanorods is inversely proportional to R3PE precursor reactivity. Purposely matching or mismatching R3PS–R3PSe precursor reactivity leads to CdS1–xSex nanorods without or with axial composition gradients, respectively. We expect these observations will lead to scalable and highly predictable “bottom-up” programmed syntheses of finely heterostructured nanomaterials with well-defined architectures and properties that are tailored for precise applications.

Ruberu, T. Purnima A.; Albright, Haley R.; Callis, Brandon; Ward, Brittney; Cisneros, Joana; Fan, Hua-Jun; Vela, Javier

2012-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing New Nanoprobes from Semiconductor Nanocrystals  

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Water-Soluble Silica- Coated CdSe/ZnS Semiconductor QuantumEnhanced Luminescence of CdSe Quantum Dots on Gold Colloids.CdS/ZnS shells on colloidal CdSe nanorods. Journal Of The

Fu, Aihua

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

NIST/SEMATECH e-Handbook of Statistical Methods on CD  

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NIST/SEMATECH e-Handbook of Statistics on CD. ... You will still be able to download the components of the e-Handbook. ...

2013-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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In vivo Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis Facility for Total Body Nitrogen and Cd  

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A Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) system has been designed and constructed to measure the total body nitrogen and Cd for in vivo studies. An aqueous solution of KNO{sub 3} was used as phantom for system calibration. The facility has been used to monitor total body nitrogen (TBN) of mice and found that is related to their diet. Some mice swallowed diluted water with Cl{sub 2}Cd, and the presence of Cd was detected in the animals. The minimum Cd concentration that the system can detect was 20 ppm.

Munive, Marco; Revilla, Angel [Instituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear, Av. Canada 1470, Lima 41 (Peru); Solis, Jose L. [Instituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear, Av. Canada 1470, Lima 41 (Peru); Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Av. Tupac Amaru 210, Lima (Peru)

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization and Analysis of CIGS and CdTE Solar Cells: December 2004 - July 2008  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The work reported here embodies a device-physics approach based on careful measurement and interpretation of data from CIGS and CdTe solar cells.

Sites, J. R.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

NREL Determines Long-Lived Carriers and Differences in CdTe Superstrat...  

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"Comparison of Minority Carrier Lifetime Measurements in Superstrate and Substrate CdTe PV Devices." Proc. 37 th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 19-24 June 2011,...

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Direct Patterning of CdSe Quantum Dots into Sub-100 nm Structures  

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Ordered, two-dimensional cadmium selenide (CdSe) arrays have been fabricated on indium-doped tin oxide (ITO) electrodes using the pattern replication in nonwetting templates (PRINT) process. CdSe quantum dots (QDs) with an average diameter of 2.7 nm and a pyridine surface ligand were used for patterning. The PRINT technique utilizes a perfluoropolyether (PFPE) elastomeric mold that is tolerant of most organic solvents, thus allowing solutions of CdSe QDs in 4-picoline to be used for patterning without significant deformation of the mold. Nanometer-scale diffraction gratings have been successfully replicated with CdSe QDs.

Hampton, Meredith J.; Templeton, Joseph L.; DeSimone, Joseph M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Review of Photovoltaic Energy Production Using CdTe Thin-Film Modules: Extended Abstract Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

CdTe has near-optimum bandgap, excellent deposition traits, and leads other technologies in commercial PV module production volume. Better understanding materials properties will accelerate deployment.

Gessert, T. A.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-throughput manufacturing of thin-film CdS/CdTe photovoltaic modules. Annual subcontract report, 16 September 1996--15 January 1998  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Cadmium telluride (CdTe) is recognized as one of the leading materials for low-cost photovoltaic modules. Solar Cells, Inc., has developed this technology and is scaling its pilot production capabilities to a multi-megawatt level. The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) subcontract supports these efforts. Activities during the third phase of the program concentrated on process development, equipment design and testing, quality assurance, ES and H programs, and large-scale next-generation coating-system prototype development. These efforts broadly addressed the issues of the manufacturing process for producing thin-film, monolithic CdS/CdTe photovoltaic modules.

Sandwisch, D.W. [Solar Cells, Inc., Toledo, OH (United States)

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly ordered Zn-doped mesoporous silica: An efficient catalyst for transesterification reaction  

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Designing highly ordered material with nanoscale periodicity is of great significance in the field of solid state chemistry. Herein, we report the synthesis of highly ordered 2D-hexagonal mesoporous zinc-doped silica using a mixture of anionic and cationic surfactants under hydrothermal conditions. Powder XRD, N{sub 2} sorption, TEM analysis revealed highly ordered 2D-hexagonal arrangements of the pores with very good surface area (762 m{sup 2} g{sup -1}) in this Zn-rich mesoporous material. Chemical analysis shows very high loading of zinc (ca. 12.0 wt%) in the material together with retention of hexagonal pore structure. Interestingly, high temperature calcination resulted into zinc silicate phase, unlike any ZnO phase, which otherwise is expected under heat treatments. High surface area together with Zn loading in this mesoporous material has been found useful for the catalytic activity of the materials in the acid-catalyzed transesterification reactions of various esters under mild liquid phase conditions. - Graphical abstract: Zn-rich 2D-hexagonal mesoporous materials are synthesized hydrothermally, which show very good catalytic activity in the transesterification reaction under mild liquid phase reaction conditions. Highlights: > Zn-rich 2D-hexagonal mesoporous silica. > High surface area material. > Efficient catalyst in liquid phase transesterification reaction. > Biodiesel production.

Pal, Nabanita; Paul, Manidipa [Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032 (India); Bhaumik, Asim, E-mail: msab@iacs.res.in [Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032 (India)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Hydrogen Content in Sputtering Ambient on ZnO:A1 Electrical Properties  

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ZnO-based transparent conducting oxide (TCO) thin films have received increased attention recently because of their potential to reduce production costs compared to those of the prevalent TCO indium tin oxide (ITO). Undoped ZnO and ZnO:Al (0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, and 2 wt% Al2O3) polycrystalline films were deposited by RF magnetron sputtering. Controlled incorporation of H2 and O2 in the Ar sputtering ambient was investigated. Though optimal substrate temperature was found to be 200 C for films grown in 100% Ar, the addition of H2 permits improved electrical performance for room-temperature depositions. Temperature-dependent Hall data suggest that ionized impurity and acoustic phonon scattering dominate at high and intermediate carrier concentration levels, respectively, with evidence of temperature-activated transport at the lowest levels. Lightly doped ZnO:Al demonstrates reduced infrared absorption compared to the standard 2 wt%-doped ZnO:Al, which may be beneficial to device performance.

Duenow, J. N.; Gessert, T. A.; Wood, D. M.; Young, D. L.; Coutts, T. J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Midnite mine summary data (on CD-ROM). Data file  

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This two-CD set is a compilation of most of the results of research conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the Midnite Mine in northeastern Washington state on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The site is an inactive open pit uranium mine for which reclamation research and planning is being performed. Hydrologic monitoring and modeling of contaminated and potentially contaminated groundwater at the mine was performed and results of these studies make up part of volume 1 of the CD set. Likewise, analyses of the mine wastes were performed to determine what materials could be used for reclamation and which would have to be remediated, and these data also are on volume 1. To support research activities at the site and to serve as a historical reference on what is known about the mine site, a GIS database was developed, including images of the site, topographic data, analytical data, and numerous other data sets that were available from government agencies and the mining company. Modeling of the site geology in 2D and 3D also was performed as part of GIS database development, and files from this research are included.

NONE

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced CdTe Photovoltaic Technology: September 2007 - March 2009  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

During the last eighteen months, Abound Solar (formerly AVA Solar) has enjoyed significant success under the SAI program. During this time, a fully automated manufacturing line has been developed, fabricated and commissioned in Longmont, Colorado. The facility is fully integrated, converting glass and semiconductor materials into complete modules beneath its roof. At capacity, a glass panel will enter the factory every 10 seconds and emerge as a completed module two hours later. This facility is currently undergoing trials in preparation for large volume production of 120 x 60 cm thin film CdTe modules. Preceding the development of the large volume manufacturing capability, Abound Solar demonstrated long duration processing with excellent materials utilization for the manufacture of high efficiency 42 cm square modules. Abound Solar prototype modules have been measured with over 9% aperture area efficiency by NREL. Abound Solar demonstrated the ability to produce modules at industry leading low costs to NREL representatives. Costing models show manufacturing costs below $1/Watt and capital equipment costs below $1.50 per watt of annual manufacturing capacity. Under this SAI program, Abound Solar supported a significant research and development program at Colorado State University. The CSU team continues to make progress on device and materials analysis. Modeling for increased device performance and the effects of processing conditions on properties of CdTe PV were investigated.

Barth, K.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibrational signatures of OTe and OTe-VCd in CdTe: A first principles study  

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Chen et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 96 (2006) 035508] experimentally observed vibrational signatures related to defects in oxygen-doped CdTe using ultrahigh resolution Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. They observed an absorption peak at 350 cm{sup -1}. In addition, for samples grown under certain conditions, they observed two higher frequency peaks (1097 and 1108 cm{sup -1}) at low temperature that merged into one at room-temperature. They attributed the low-frequency peak (350 cm{sup -1}) to the vibration of O{sub Te} and the two higher frequency peaks to the vibrational modes of a O{sub Te}-V{sub Cd} complex. Subsequently, they reported similar modes around 1100 cm{sup -1} in O-doped CdSe [Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 195502] which were attributed to an O{sub Se}-V{sub Cd} complex. We employed first-principles DFT calculations to calculate the vibrational modes of O{sub Te} and O{sub Te}-V{sub Cd} complex in CdTe. Our calculations show that the 350 cm{sup -1} mode is consistent with O{sub Te}. However, the frequencies of the modes around 1100 cm{sup -1} are more than twice the expected frequencies for O{sub Te}-V{sub Cd} complexes in CdTe (or O{sub Se}-V{sub Cd} in CdSe), indicating that the O{sub Te}-V{sub Cd} complex cannot be the cause of the observed 1100 cm{sup -1} modes. A search for a new defect model is in order.

Thienprasert, J.T. [Kasetsart University, Thailand; Limpijumnong, Sukit [Kasetsart University, Thailand; Janotti, Anderson [University of California, Santa Barbara; Van de Walle, C.G. [University of California, Santa Barbara; Zhang, Lijun [ORNL; Du, Mao-Hua [ORNL; Singh, David J [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of Dispersed ZnO-Folic acid Conjugate in Aqueous Medium  

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The focus of this article is based on the aqueous dispersed state properties of inorganic ZnO nanoparticles (average size lessthan or equal to 4 nm), their surface modification and bio-functionalization with folic acid at physiological pH ~ 7.5, suitable for bio-imaging and targeted therapeutic application. While TEM studies of the ZnO nano-crystallites have been performed to estimate their size and morphology in dry state, the band gap properties of the freshly prepared samples, the hydrodynamic size in aqueous solution phase and the wide fluorescence range in visible region have been investigated to establish the fact that the sol is particularly suitable for the bio-medical purpose in the aqueous dispersed state. Key words: ZnO nanoparticle; folic acid; band gap; hydrodynamic size; fluorescence.

Sreetama Dutta; Bichitra Nandi Ganguly

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Properties of MEH-PPV Thin Films Containing ZnO Nanoparticles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thin films of poly [2-methoxy-5(2'-ethyl hexyloxy)-phenylene vinylene](MEH-PPV) containing different weight percent of ZnO nanoparticles were deposited by spin coating from THF solutions and their optical properties were investigated. Optical characterization of the nanocomposite thin films were performed by Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometer (UV-Vis) and Photoluminescence Spectrometer while the thickness of the thin films was measured by using Surface Profiler. The UV-Vis absorption spectra of MEH-PPV: ZnO films showed a small red shift as compared with pure MEH-PPV. Similarly, a small red shift was found in PL emission spectra with increasing the content of ZnO nanoparticles.

Zayana, N. Y. [NANO-SciTech Center (NST), Institute of Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam (Malaysia); Shariffudin, S. S. [NANO- ElecTronic Centre (NET), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam (Malaysia); Jumali, N. S.; Shaameri, Z.; Hamzah, A. S. [Organic Synthesis Research Laboratory, Institute of Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam (Malaysia); Rusop, M. [NANO-SciTech Center (NST), Institute of Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam (Malaysia); NANO- ElecTronic Centre (NET), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam (Malaysia)

2011-05-25T23:59:59.000Z