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  1. Measurement of thermoelectric power of Fe-Cu binary alloys

    In INSS, non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of irradiation embrittlement of low alloy steel using thermoelectric power (TEP) measurement has been considered, as well as NDE of thermal aging of cast duplex stainless steel which has been studied in recent years. Material degradation is evaluated based on a relation between progress of the degradation and change in TEP due to change in material structure caused by the degradation event. So it is necessary for NDE of irradiation embrittlement to measure the change in TEP due to precipitation of Cu contained as an impurity, which is known as one of the reasons for the embrittlement. In this study, TEP of Fe-Cu binary alloys with different Cu content was measured for investigation of the relationship between TEP of the alloys and Cu content. In addition, appropriateness of measuring TEP of Fe-Cu binary alloy in the same way to measure TEP of duplex stainless steel was examined. It was found that increment of Cu contained in the alloys changed TEP in a negative direction and the rate was evaluated as -6.6μV/K/wt%Cu. There were the cases that it took 20 minutes for measurement values to become stable in measurement of Fe-Cu binary alloys. It was much longer than the time taken in measurement of duplex stainless steel. So the measurement time per a point was extended to 60 minutes in case of Fe-Cu binary alloys. (author)

  2. Mechanical alloying in the Fe-Cu system

    Jiang, Jianzhong; Gente, C.; Bormann, R.

    The studies of mechanical alloying on the Fe-Cu system, as a model system for those with positive heats of mixing, are reviewed. Several problems involved in the mechanical alloying process are discussed. For example, (1) whether alloying occurs on an atomic level; (2) what the solid solubility in...... the Fe-Cu system is; (3) where the positive energy is stored in the alloys; (4) what the decomposition process of the supersaturated alloys is; and (5) what type of magnetic properties the new materials have. The elucidation of these problems will shed light on the understanding of the mechanisms for...... the preparation of materials under highly non-equilibrium conditions in systems with positive heats of mixing by mechanical alloying....

  3. Fabrication of oriented L10-FeCuPd and composite bcc-Fe/L10-FeCuPd nanoparticles: Alloy composition dependence of magnetic properties

    Oriented and well-isolated L10-FeCuPd ternary alloy nanoparticles have been fabricated by electron-beam evaporation followed by postdeposition annealing. A single L10 phase was formed in the FeCuPd nanoparticles with (Fe+Cu) content lower than 48 at. %. A strong preferential c-axis orientation along the film normal direction was achieved by Cu addition, which leads to a strong perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. Also, a lowering of the ordering temperature by 50 K compared to the binary L10-FePd nanoparticles was achieved by Cu addition. By contrast, composite particles composed of the bcc Fe and the L10-FeCuPd were formed when the (Fe+Cu) content was higher than 52 at. %. Coexistence of the bcc Fe and the L10-FeCuPd was confirmed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and nanobeam electron diffraction. It was found that perpendicular magnetic anisotropy of the L10-FeCuPd nanoparticles on the NaCl substrate is sensitive to the alloy composition

  4. Magnetoresistance of electrodeposited NiFeCu alloys

    Esmaili, S., E-mail: esmaili@shirazu.ac.ir [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Bahrololoom, M.E. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Peter, L. [Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary)

    2012-01-01

    NiFeCu alloy films were electrodeposited from baths containing nickel sulfate and/or nickel sulfamate. All samples were pulse plated in the potentiostatic mode. The room temperature magnetoresistances of the films were measured showing anisotropic magnetoresistances up to 1.5%. The anisotropic magnetoresistances increased with the addition of sulfamic acid to the sulfate bath. Samples deposited from the bath with high sulfamate concentration showed a giant magnetoresistance behavior. To characterize the films, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction were used.

  5. Photoelectron diffraction of magnetic ultrathin films: Fe/Cu(001)

    Tobin, J.G. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)); Wagner, M.K. (Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (USA). Dept. of Chemistry); Guo, X.Q.; Tong, S.Y. (Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee, WI (USA). Dept. of Physics)

    1991-01-03

    The preliminary results of an ongoing investigation of Fe/Cu(001) are presented here. Energy dependent photoelectron diffraction, including the spin-dependent variant using the multiplet split Fe3s state, is being used to investigate the nanoscale structures formed by near-monolayer deposits of Fe onto Cu(001). Core-level photoemission from the Fe3p and Fe3s states has been generated using synchrotron radiation as the tunable excitation source. Tentatively, a comparison of the experimental Fe3p cross section measurements with multiple scattering calculations indicates that the Fe is in a fourfold hollow site with a spacing of 3.6{Angstrom} between it and the atom directly beneath it, in the third layer. This is consistent with an FCC structure. The possibility of utilizing spin-dependent photoelectron diffraction to investigate magnetic ultrathin films will be demonstrated, using our preliminary spectra of the multiplet-split Fe3s os near-monolayer Fe/Cu(001). 18 refs., 10 figs.

  6. Microstructural and magnetic characterizations of CoFeCu electrodeposited in self-assembled mesoporous silicon

    Self-assembled mesoporous silicon with quasi-regular pore arrangements has been fabricated by the electrochemical anodization process in hydrofluoric acid solution. CoFeCu was electrodeposited in this structure from a bath containing sodium acetate as a complexing agent with a pH value of 5. The effect of current density on the morphology, the structure and the magnetic properties of CoFeCu deposit was studied by SEM, EDS, DRX and VSM. It has been shown that the morphology and structure of samples were strongly influenced by the current density and etching duration. The micrographs show the vertical and branched nanowires and also a discontinuous growth of wires. Further, the growth of a thick layer from the grain boundaries of released CoFeCu wires is produced. The magnetic hysteresis loops demonstrate that the CoFeCu nanowires exhibit easy magnetic axis perpendicular to the PS channels axis when the current density varied from 3 to 10 mA/cm2. Nevertheless, they reveal a no magnetic anisotropy of CoFeCu nanostructures deposited only in the outside of porous silicon, probably due to the vanishing the shape anisotropy. - Highlights: • CoFeCu deposit has been electrodeposited on self assembled mesoporous silicon. • SEM observation shows that CoFeCu embedded in Porous silicon channels. • Magnetic measurements show the anisotropy magnetic behavior of CoFeCu nanostructures. • The growth rate of nanowires is enhanced with an increase of current density

  7. Time evolution of morphology in mechanically alloyed Fe-Cu

    Being widely accessible as well as already utilised in many applications, Fe-Cu acts as an ideal binary model alloy to elaborate the enforced nonequilibrium enhanced solubility in such a solution system that shows a limited regime of miscibility and characterised by a large positive heat of mixing. In addition to the detailed analysis of ball milled Fe-Cu powders by means of Atom Probe Tomography (APT), site specific structural analysis has been performed in this study using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). In this contribution results on powders with low Cu concentrations (2.5-10 at%) are presented. Combining a ductile element (Cu, fcc) and a brittle one (Fe, bcc), striking differences in morphology were expected and found on all length-scales, depending on the mixing ratio of the two elements. However, not only could the atomic mixing of Fe and Cu be evaluated, but also the distribution of impurities, mostly stemming from the fabrication procedure. The combination of APT and TEM enables a correlation between the structural evolution and the chemical mixing during the milling process. For the first time, a clear distinction can be drawn between the morphological evolution at the surface and in the interior of the powder particles. This became possible owing to the site specific sample preparation of TEM lamellae by Focussed Ion Beam (FIB). Surprisingly, the texture arising from the ball milling process can directly be related to the classical rolling texture of cold rolled Fe. In addition, full homogeneity can be achieved even on the nano-scale for this material as shown by APT, resulting in an extended miscibility region in comparison to the equilibrium phase diagram. Grain sizes were determined by means of XRD and TEM. The strain corrected XRD results are in very good agreement with the values derived by TEM, both confirming a truly nanocrystalline structure. -- Research highlights: → Morphology and homogeneity of ball milled Fe-Cu were followed by XRD

  8. Time evolution of morphology in mechanically alloyed Fe-Cu

    Wille, Catharina Gabriele

    2011-05-01

    Being widely accessible as well as already utilised in many applications, Fe-Cu acts as an ideal binary model alloy to elaborate the enforced nonequilibrium enhanced solubility in such a solution system that shows a limited regime of miscibility and characterised by a large positive heat of mixing. In addition to the detailed analysis of ball milled Fe-Cu powders by means of Atom Probe Tomography (APT), site specific structural analysis has been performed in this study using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).In this contribution results on powders with low Cu concentrations (2.5-10 at%) are presented. Combining a ductile element (Cu, fcc) and a brittle one (Fe, bcc), striking differences in morphology were expected and found on all length-scales, depending on the mixing ratio of the two elements. However, not only could the atomic mixing of Fe and Cu be evaluated, but also the distribution of impurities, mostly stemming from the fabrication procedure. The combination of APT and TEM enables a correlation between the structural evolution and the chemical mixing during the milling process. For the first time, a clear distinction can be drawn between the morphological evolution at the surface and in the interior of the powder particles. This became possible owing to the site specific sample preparation of TEM lamellae by Focussed Ion Beam (FIB). Surprisingly, the texture arising from the ball milling process can directly be related to the classical rolling texture of cold rolled Fe. In addition, full homogeneity can be achieved even on the nano-scale for this material as shown by APT, resulting in an extended miscibility region in comparison to the equilibrium phase diagram. Grain sizes were determined by means of XRD and TEM. The strain corrected XRD results are in very good agreement with the values derived by TEM, both confirming a truly nanocrystalline structure. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

  9. Formation of an icosahedral phase in ion-irradiated Fe/Cu multilayers

    An icosahedral phase has been observed for the first time in the equilibrium immiscible Fe-Cu system. The new metastable phase was formed by directed xenon ion mixing of Fe/Cu multilayers at room temperature and without any amorphous-to-quasi-crystalline phase transition. The atomic concentration of this phase was determined by in situ energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) to be around Fe60Cu40. (author)

  10. Dechlorination of carbon tetrachloride by the catalyzed Fe-Cu process

    XU Wen-ying; GAO Ting-yao

    2007-01-01

    The electrochemical reduction characteristics of carbon tetrachloride (CT) were investigated using cyclic voltammetry in this study. In addition, the difference in reduction mechanisms of CT between Master Builders' iron and the catalyzed Fe-Cu process was discussed. The results showed that CT was reduced directly on the surface of copper rather than by atomic hydrogen produced at the cathode in the catalyzed Fe-Cu process. The reduction was realized largely by atomic hydrogen in Master Builders' iron. The entire CT in 350 ml aqueous solution with 320 mg/L was reduced to trichloromethane and dichloromethane in 2.25 h when 100 g of scrap iron with Fe/Cu ratio of 10:1 (w/w) were used. Moreover, the reduction rate slowed with time. CT could be reduced at acidic, neutral and alkaline pH from solution by Fe-Cu bimetallic media, but the mechanisms were different. The degradation rate was not significantly influenced by pH in the catalyzed Fe-Cu process; in Master Builders' iron it clearly increased with decreasing pH. The kinetics of the reductions followed pseudo-first order in both cases. Furthermore, the reductions under acidic conditions proceeded faster than that under the neutral and alkaline conditions. The catalyzed Fe-Cu process was superior to Master Builders' iron in treating CT-containing water and this advantage was particularly noticeable under alkaline conditions. The reduction was investigated in the cathode (Cu) and anode (Fe) compartments respectively, the results showed that the direct reduction pathway played an important role in the reduction by the catalyzed Fe-Cu process. The catalyzed Fe-Cu process is of practical value.

  11. Microstructural and magnetic characterizations of CoFeCu electrodeposited in self-assembled mesoporous silicon

    Fortas, G., E-mail: g.fortas@gmail.com [Centre de Recherche en Technologie des Semi-conducteur pour l’Energétique, Bd. 2 Frantz Fanon, les sept merveilles B.P.140, Alger (Algeria); Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene, Faculté des Physique, BP 32 El Alia 16111 Bab Ezzouar, Alger (Algeria); Haine, N. [Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene, Faculté des Physique, BP 32 El Alia 16111 Bab Ezzouar, Alger (Algeria); Sam, S.; Gabouze, N. [Centre de Recherche en Technologie des Semi-conducteur pour l’Energétique, Bd. 2 Frantz Fanon, les sept merveilles B.P.140, Alger (Algeria); Saifi, A. [Université Mouloud Mammeri, laboratoire de physique et de chimie quantique, BP No. 17 RP Hasnaoua Tizi-Ouzou 15000 (Algeria); Ouir, S. [Université Said SDB, Route De Soumaa BP 270, Blida (Algeria); Menari, H. [Centre de Recherche en Technologie des Semi-conducteur pour l’Energétique, Bd. 2 Frantz Fanon, les sept merveilles B.P.140, Alger (Algeria)

    2015-03-15

    Self-assembled mesoporous silicon with quasi-regular pore arrangements has been fabricated by the electrochemical anodization process in hydrofluoric acid solution. CoFeCu was electrodeposited in this structure from a bath containing sodium acetate as a complexing agent with a pH value of 5. The effect of current density on the morphology, the structure and the magnetic properties of CoFeCu deposit was studied by SEM, EDS, DRX and VSM. It has been shown that the morphology and structure of samples were strongly influenced by the current density and etching duration. The micrographs show the vertical and branched nanowires and also a discontinuous growth of wires. Further, the growth of a thick layer from the grain boundaries of released CoFeCu wires is produced. The magnetic hysteresis loops demonstrate that the CoFeCu nanowires exhibit easy magnetic axis perpendicular to the PS channels axis when the current density varied from 3 to 10 mA/cm{sup 2}. Nevertheless, they reveal a no magnetic anisotropy of CoFeCu nanostructures deposited only in the outside of porous silicon, probably due to the vanishing the shape anisotropy. - Highlights: • CoFeCu deposit has been electrodeposited on self assembled mesoporous silicon. • SEM observation shows that CoFeCu embedded in Porous silicon channels. • Magnetic measurements show the anisotropy magnetic behavior of CoFeCu nanostructures. • The growth rate of nanowires is enhanced with an increase of current density.

  12. Quantum-well states and induced magnetism in Fe/CuN/Fe bcc (001) trilayers

    Niklasson, A.M.N.; Mirbt, S.; Skriver, Hans Lomholt;

    1996-01-01

    profiles of two single Fe/Cu interfaces. The small deviations from this simple superposition are shown to be a consequence of quantum-well states confined within the paramagnetic spacer. This connection is confirmed by direct calculation of the state density. The results are of conceptual interest for the......We have used a first-principles Green's function technique to investigate the formation of magnetic moments in Fe/Cu-N/Fe bcc (001) trilayers. We show that the magnetic moment in the paramagnetic spacer material to a first approximation may be described as a linear superposition of the magnetic...

  13. Effect of foliar applied (Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn) in citrus production

    A study was conducted to evaluate the impact of micronutrients (Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn) on sweet orange (Citrus Sinensis L.), blood red var., on farmer's orchard at Khanpur, district Haripur, NWFP, during 2002-03. Micronutrients were applied in foliar sprays over the canopy of each tree. The main effects and interactions of Zinc sulphate (Zn), iron sulphate (Fe), Copper Sulphate (Cu) and Manganese Sulphate (Mn) were studied in factorial combinations. A basal dose of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium was applied at the rate 1.5, 1 and 1 kg tree/sup -1/. Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn were applied alone and in various combinations at the rate 0.115, 0.057, 0.05 and 0.13 kg in 100 liters of water. Application of micronutrients significantly increased Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn concentrations in leaves, compared with control. Zn treatments significantly increased the yield, number of fruit and total sugar. Manganese treatments significantly increased the total soluble solids and reduced the acidity of fruit juice. Other quality parameters, including fruit size, percent peel, percent pulp, sugar as well as total soluble solids, were improved with the application of Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn. (author)

  14. Effect of Applied Current Density on Morphological and Structural Properties of Electrodeposited Fe-Cu Films

    Umut Sarac; M. Celalettin Baykul

    2012-01-01

    A detailed study has been carried out to investigate the effect of applied current density on the composition, crystallographic structure, grain size, and surface morphology of Fe-Cu films. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results show that the films consist of a mixture of face-centered cubic (fcc) Cu and body centered cubic (bcc) ~-Fe phases. The average crystalline size of both Fe and Cu particles decreases as the applied current density becomes more negative. Compositional analysis of Fe-Cu films indicates that the Fe content within the films increases with decreasing current density towards more negative values. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) have been used to investigate the surface morphology of Fe-Cu films. It is observed that the surface morphology of the films changes from dendritic structure to a cauliflower structure as the applied current density becomes more negative. The surface roughness and grain size of the Fe-Cu films decrease with decreasing applied current density towards more negative values.

  15. Fine-particle magnetism in nanocrystalline Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B at elevated temperatures

    Magnetic interactions between the nanocrystalline particles in FeCuNbSiB are studied above the Curie temperature of the intergranular amorphous phase. It is shown that with increasing volume fraction of nanocrystalline particles, the interparticle interaction increasingly suppresses superparamagnetic fluctuations and the transition to superferromagnetic behavior is observed. ((orig.))

  16. Compressibility of nanostructured Fe-Cu materials prepared by mechanical milling

    Jiang, Jianzhong; Olsen, J.S.; Gerward, Leif;

    1999-01-01

    The compressibility of nanostructured Fe-Cu materials prepared by mechanical milling has been investigated by in-situ high-pressure x-ray diffraction using synchrotron radiation. It is found that the bulk modulus of both fcc-Cu and bcc-Fe phases decreases with decreasing grain sizes. The unstable...

  17. Microstructure and mechanical properties of Fe-Cu-Sn sintered alloy%Fe-Cu-Sn烧结体的显微组织与力学性能

    何娟; 王日初; 彭超群; 郑虎春

    2011-01-01

    分别采用水雾化Fe-30%Cu合金粉末和单质Sn、Fe、Cu元素粉末为原料制备Fe-Cu-Sn合金,研究原料粉末和Sn含量(质量分数)对Fe-Cu-Sn烧结体致密度、冲击韧性、硬度和抗弯强度的影响.结果表明:与采用元素混合粉末相比,采用合金化程度较高的Fe-30%Cu(质量分数,下同)合金粉末为原料能大幅提高850℃烧结的Fe-Cu-5%Sn合金的致密度和力学性能,其致密度由82.8%提高到94.3%,硬度、冲击韧性和抗弯强度分别提高52%、84%和109%:当Sn的质量分数w(Sn)为3%-15%时,随着Sn质量分数增加,合金的硬度增大,冲击韧性和抗弯强度先增加后减小,其中w(Sn)为5%时,其抗弯强度和冲击韧性都较高,分别为977 MPa和11.6 J/cm2.当烧结体为"双重结构"组织时,其力学性能显著提高.

  18. The energetic and structural properties of bcc NiCu, FeCu alloys: a first-principles study

    Xie, Yao-Ping; Zhao, Shi-Jin

    2011-01-01

    Using special quasirandom structures (SQS's), we perform first-principles calculations studying the metastable bcc NiCu and FeCu alloys which occur in Fe-Cu-Ni alloy steels as precipitated second phase. The mixing enthalpies, density of state, and equilibrium lattice parameters of these alloys are reported. The results show that quasi-chemical approach and vegard rule can well predict the energetic and structural properties of FeCu alloys but fail to yield that of NiCu. The reason rests with ...

  19. 快淬态纳米晶Fe-Cu-Ta-Si-B软磁金属薄带的制备%Preparation of As-quenched Nanocrystalline Fe-Cu-Ta-Si-B Soft Magnetic Ribbons

    胡季帆; 李波; 秦宏伟

    2009-01-01

    Fe-Cu-Ta-Si-B纳米晶金属薄带可以通过快淬技术直接制备,而无需退火过程.对比Fe-Cu-Ta-Si-B快淬纳米晶薄带,发现相同Cu含量下,a-Fe(Si)更易在Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B快淬态薄带中析出.在快淬态Fe-Cu-Ta-Si-B金属薄带中,适当高的Cu含量有利于α-Fe(Si)的成核;但过高的Cu含量反而弱化了纳米晶化,这是由于团簇效应粗化了Cu颗粒的尺寸,却减少了a-Fe(Si)的有效成核位置.

  20. Surface segregation and surface tension in liquid Fe-Cu alloys

    A simple statistical mechanics model has been used to study the temperature dependence of the surface properties of Fe-Cu liquid alloys. The calculated values for the composition dependence of surface segregation indicates that Cu atoms segregate to the surface and, in addition, that the surface tension in Fe-Cu alloys decreases with increasing copper content. Furthermore, our formalism is able to predict the temperature dependence of the surface properties for the liquid alloy based only on knowledge of the results at the melting point. This illustrates that the model used provides a simple recipe to extract information in the undercooled region about the dependence of surface properties in liquid binary alloys. In addition, close to the decomposition temperature, the surface concentration of Cu increases sharply in the undercooled region. (orig.)

  1. Precipitation behavior of B2-like particles in Fe-Cu binary alloy

    2002-01-01

    The precipitation behavior in Fe-Cu binary alloy was investigated under transmission electron microscope (TEM) during aging at 650℃ for the time range of to 300 h. In addition to the zones with higher copper content and -Cu were observed, a metastable phase with B2-like structure was found in the early stage of the precipitation process, which is quite different from the equilibrium copper phase shown inthe Fe-Cu binary phase diagram and has perfect coherent relationship to the -Fe matrix. The appearance of B2-like structure is very important concerning the mechanism of aging strengthening effect and mechanical properties of corresponding engineering steels and alloys containing copper.

  2. Heat content of liquid Fe-Cu-Si alloys formed in the melting treatment process of domestic waste incineration residue

    Some new melting processes for the ash have been developed to solve the problems on increasing volume of ash generated from municipal waste incinerators. The metal phase formed in this melting process generally consists of Fe-Cu-Si-P-C containing a small amount of other heavy metals, but their phase equilibria and physico-chemical properties are unknown. The present work aimed at determining the thermochemical properties of liquid Fe-Cu-Si alloys, which establish the basic system in this melting process. The heat contents of liquid Fe, Fe-Cu and Fe-Cu-Si alloys have been directly measured with a drop calorimeter at mainly 2073 K in the present work. The observed heat content and the enthalpy of mixing of the alloys were assessed by a thermodynamic model. The input energy which should be supplied to melt the metal phase in the new melting treatment process was also discussed. (orig.)

  3. Heat content of liquid Fe-Cu-Si alloys formed in the melting treatment process of domestic waste incineration residue

    Washizu, T. [Nippon Steel Corp., Ohita (Japan). Ohita Works; Nagasaka, T.; Hino, M. [Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Dept. of Metallurgy

    2002-04-01

    Some new melting processes for the ash have been developed to solve the problems on increasing volume of ash generated from municipal waste incinerators. The metal phase formed in this melting process generally consists of Fe-Cu-Si-P-C containing a small amount of other heavy metals, but their phase equilibria and physico-chemical properties are unknown. The present work aimed at determining the thermochemical properties of liquid Fe-Cu-Si alloys, which establish the basic system in this melting process. The heat contents of liquid Fe, Fe-Cu and Fe-Cu-Si alloys have been directly measured with a drop calorimeter at mainly 2073 K in the present work. The observed heat content and the enthalpy of mixing of the alloys were assessed by a thermodynamic model. The input energy which should be supplied to melt the metal phase in the new melting treatment process was also discussed. (orig.)

  4. Comparison of laser induced plasma and arc discharge emission spectra of Al, Fe, Cu and C

    Emission spectra of laser induced plasma and arc discharge were measured and compared for Al, Fe, Cu and C. Such a comparison shows a higher presence of ionized transitions, but also a higher background in the emission spectra of laser induced plasma than in arc discharge. It can be concluded that in general it is not possible to predict laser induced plasma for material analysis purposes, calibration by reference laser induced plasma spectra of pure elements in vacuum will be necessary. (Authors)

  5. Relaxation process of Fe(CuNb)SiB amorphous alloys investigated by dynamical calorimetry

    Differential scanning calorimetry and dynamic differential scanning calorimetry were used to analyze the relaxation process of Fe(CuNb)SiB amorphous alloys. The Curie temperature (TC) evolution of the amorphous phase during relaxation as a function of heating rate, time and pre-annealing temperature were measured. Two distinct relaxation processes are observed, consequent with topological and chemical short range order changes. copyright 1997 American Institute of Physics

  6. Relaxation process of Fe(CuNb)SiB amorphous alloys investigated by dynamical calorimetry

    Zhu, J.; Clavaguera-Mora, M. T.; Clavaguera, N.

    1997-01-01

    Differential scanning calorimetry and dynamic differential scanning calorimetry were used to analyze the relaxation process of Fe(CuNb)SiB amorphous alloys. The Curie temperature(TC) evolution of the amorphous phase during relaxation as a function of heating rate, time and pre-annealing temperature were measured. Two distinct relaxation processes are observed, consequent with topological and chemical short range order changes.

  7. Hot extrusion for Al-Si-(Fe, Cu) hyper-eutectic cast alloys

    Yokoyama, Hisanaga; Umezawa, Osamu; Nagai, Kotobu; Kokubo, Kunio

    1999-01-01

    For hyper-eutectic Al-Si-(Fe, Cu) cast materials in large scale ingots, we have studied microstructural modification by thermomechanical treatment to produce a heavily deformable material. Cast materials contained coarse primary Si crystals in a few hundred micron diameter or acicular intermetallic compound in several hundred micron length. Even by multiple-step cold-rolling, sample fracture of the cast alloys occurred with more extrusion step to the cast materials. A novel process, repeated ...

  8. The effect of magnetic layer thickness on magnetic properties of Fe/Cu multilayer nanowires

    Almasi-Kashi, M., E-mail: almac@kashanu.ac.ir [Department of Physics, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ramazani, A. [Department of Physics, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Kheyri, F.; Jafari-Khamse, E. [Department of Physics, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2014-04-01

    Fe/Cu multilayer nanowires were ac-pulse electrodeposited into the anodic aluminum oxide templates prepared by a two-step mild anodization technique. Transmission electron microscopy images showed the distinct layers with a relatively high contrast. A highly pure layer (∼99%) was achieved by tuning the proper ions ratio and optimizing the off-time between pulses of each layer in the single electrodeposition bath. Fe/Cu multilayer nanowires with 38 nm diameter were obtained. The effect of reducing the Fe layer thickness on the magnetic properties of Fe/Cu multilayer nanowires was investigated. It was seen that reducing the Fe layer thickness, thereby variation of rode- to disc-like multilayer nanowires, caused to rotate the magnetic easy axis from parallel to perpendicular to the wires axis. - Highlights: • Changing off-time and ac voltage enables control in segments of multilayer nanowire. • As TEM images show thickness of alternative layers was adjustable by pulse numbers. • A new technique was introduced to grow compositionally-modulated multilayer nanowire. • Two distinct Fe and Cu diffraction peaks indicates formation of two distinct phases. • Identical coercivity in IP and OOP configurations ascribed vanishing shape anisotropy.

  9. Microwave absorbing properties and enhanced infrared reflectance of Fe/Cu composites prepared by chemical plating

    Fe/Cu composite samples with Cu particles depositing on carbonyl iron sheets were prepared by chemical plating. Cu additions were uniformly distributed on the grain boundaries of the flaky carbonyl iron while keeping the internal structure of iron. Meanwhile, we found that the chemical plating time made a key point on both the microwave absorbing properties and infrared emissivity. With the growth of chemical plating time, the value of reflection loss gives a linear decrease and the infrared emissivity is reduced with a tendency of index reduction. When the plating time is less than 30 min, the reflection loss of the samples maintains above −20 GHz, moreover, prolonging the plating time more than 30 min, the infrared emissivity of the samples is reduced to 0.50 or less. It can be concluded that both the microwave absorbing and infrared properties are excellent at the optimal plating time of 30 min. - Highlights: • The Fe/Cu composites have been prepared by flake carbonyl iron as substrate. • The Fe/Cu composites exhibit enhanced Infrared characteristics. • The samples hold the most of the absorbing capacity and possess low infrared emissivity by controlling plating time

  10. The effect of magnetic layer thickness on magnetic properties of Fe/Cu multilayer nanowires

    Fe/Cu multilayer nanowires were ac-pulse electrodeposited into the anodic aluminum oxide templates prepared by a two-step mild anodization technique. Transmission electron microscopy images showed the distinct layers with a relatively high contrast. A highly pure layer (∼99%) was achieved by tuning the proper ions ratio and optimizing the off-time between pulses of each layer in the single electrodeposition bath. Fe/Cu multilayer nanowires with 38 nm diameter were obtained. The effect of reducing the Fe layer thickness on the magnetic properties of Fe/Cu multilayer nanowires was investigated. It was seen that reducing the Fe layer thickness, thereby variation of rode- to disc-like multilayer nanowires, caused to rotate the magnetic easy axis from parallel to perpendicular to the wires axis. - Highlights: • Changing off-time and ac voltage enables control in segments of multilayer nanowire. • As TEM images show thickness of alternative layers was adjustable by pulse numbers. • A new technique was introduced to grow compositionally-modulated multilayer nanowire. • Two distinct Fe and Cu diffraction peaks indicates formation of two distinct phases. • Identical coercivity in IP and OOP configurations ascribed vanishing shape anisotropy

  11. Note: Resonance magnetoelectric interactions in laminate of FeCuNbSiB and multilayer piezoelectric stack for magnetic sensor

    Li, Jianqiang; Lu, Caijiang; Xu, Changbao; Zhong, Ming

    2015-09-01

    This paper develops a simple miniature magnetoelectric (ME) laminate FeCuNbSiB/PZT-stack made up of magnetostrictive Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9 (FeCuNbSiB) foils and piezoelectric Pb(Zr, Ti)O3 (PZT) multilayer stack vibrator. Resonant ME interactions of FeCuNbSiB/PZT-stack with different layers of FeCuNbSiB foil (L) are investigated in detail. The experimental results show that the ME voltage coefficient reaches maximum value of 141.5 (V/cm Oe) for FeCuNbSiB/PZT-stack with L = 6. The AC-magnetic sensitivities can reach 524.29 mV/Oe and 1.8 mV/Oe under resonance 91.6 kHz and off-resonance 1 kHz, respectively. The FeCuNbSiB/PZT-stack can distinguish small dc-magnetic field of ˜9 nT. The results indicate that the proposed ME composites are very promising for the cheap room-temperature magnetic field sensing technology.

  12. [Degradation of phenol with a Fe/cu-catalytic heterogeneous-Fenton process].

    Yang, Yue-Zhu; Li, Yu-Ping; Yang, Dao-Wu; Duan, Feng; Cao, Hong-Bin

    2013-07-01

    The catalysts of Fe/AC, Cu/AC and Fe-Cu/AC with active carbon as support were prepared by a wet impregnation method, and were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), nitrogen adsorption and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements; the catalytic heterogeneous-Fenton processes of phenol degradation with these catalysts were also investigated, and the degradation mechanism was discussed with analysis of intermediate products and electron spin resonance (ESR) measurement. The results showed that the active component states varied in different catalysts; CuO was the main state of Cu in Cu/AC and Fe exhibited various valence states in Fe/AC. The degradation rate of phenol with Fe/AC, Cu/AC and Fe-Cu/AC as catalyst in the initial 60 min reached 96.7%, 77.5% and 99%, respectively; the dissolution of a little active-component metal was found in Cu/AC and Fe-Cu/AC, but little Fe in Fe/AC was dissolved; the degradation of phenol was performed by heterogeneous Fe/AC instead of dissolved Fe, and the degradation rate was above 93% after Fe/AC was used for three cycle runs, showing a stable catalytic activity. Under the optimum conditions of pH = 3, T = 303 K, and 4.38 mmol x L(-1) H2O2, the removal of phenol and TOC in the Fe/AC-catalytic Fenton process could reach 97% and 53%, respectively, while little phenol was degraded without catalyst. The ESR results indicated that hydroxyl radical was produced in the catalytic decomposition of H2O2 with Fe/AC as catalyst, demonstrating that the degradation of phenol mainly followed an oxidation pathway of hydroxyl radical; intermediates such as hydroquinone, p-benzenequinone and catechol were obtained, and the results showed thatortho- and para-substitution reaction by hydroxyl might be the main mechanism of phenol oxidation. PMID:24027996

  13. Positron annihilation study of neutron irradiated pure Fe and Fe-Cu binary alloys

    The hardening and embrittlement of Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) steels is of great concern in the actual nuclear power plant life assessment. This embrittlement is caused by irradiation-induced damage, like vacancies, interstitials, solutes and their clusters. Fe-Cu binary alloys are often used to mimic the behaviour of such steels. Their study allows identifying some of the defects responsible of the hardening, especially when compared to pure iron or C-micro-alloyed iron. Owing to their self-seeking and selective trapping, positrons are used to determine the nature of these defects. Recently, at SCK.CEN, a new Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy (PAS) setup has been built, calibrated and optimized to measure the Coincidence Doppler Broadening (CDB) and Lifetime (LT) of neutron irradiated materials. This set-up has been used to measure the CDB and LT of n-irradiated pure Fe and Fe-Cu alloys. It is found that the clustering of Cu take place at the very early stages of irradiation using the CDB while LT measurement are showing much more vacancy clustering for low Cu alloys than in the higher ones. Increasing the neutron dose up to 1.3 x 1020 n/m2, allows the follow up of the kinetic of Cu and V-clustering especially in Fe-Cu alloys. It is found that both copper and carbon decrease the size of vacancy-cluster, when added to iron. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  14. Template-grown NiFe/Cu/NiFe nanowires for spin transfer devices

    Piraux, L.; Renard, K.; Guillemet, R.;

    2007-01-01

    method allows the electrical connection of one single nanowire in a large assembly of wires embedded in anodic porous alumina supported on Si substrate with diameters and periodicities to be controllable to a large extent. Both magnetic excitations and switching phenomena driven by a spin......-polarized current were clearly demonstrated in our electrodeposited NiFe/Cu/ NiFe trilayer nanowires. This novel approach promises to be of strong interest for subsequent fabrication of phase-locked arrays of spin transfer nano-oscillators with increased output power for microwave applications. © 2007 American...

  15. Degradation of high energetic and insensitive munitions compounds by Fe/Cu bimetal reduction

    Highlights: ► Bimetal iron–copper particles are highly effective for treating waste streams containing energetic components such as RDX, TNT, HMX, NTO, and DNAN. ► First report ever on the degradation of NTO and DNAN from real industrial wastewater using bimetallic particles. ► Assessment of pH effect on NTO degradation by bimetal. ► Nitroaromatic structure of TNT exhibits a high preference for the metal surface and faster degradation. - Abstract: A reductive technology based on a completely mixed two-phase reactor (bimetallic particles and aqueous stream) was developed for the treatment of aqueous effluents contaminated with nitramines and nitro-substituted energetic materials. Experimental degradation studies were performed using solutions of three high energetics (RDX, HMX, TNT) and three insensitive-munitions components (NTO, NQ, DNAN). The study shows that, on laboratory scale, these energetic compounds are easily degraded in solution by suspensions of bimetallic particles (Fe/Ni and Fe/Cu) prepared by electro-less deposition. The type of bimetal pair (Fe/Cu or Fe/Ni) does not appear to affect the degradation kinetics of RDX, HMX, and TNT. The degradation of all components followed apparent first-order kinetics. The half-lives of all compounds except NTO were under 10 min. Additional parameters affecting the degradation processes were solids loading and initial pH.

  16. Correlation between zirconium oxide impedance and corrosion behavior of Zr-Nb-Sn-Fe-Cu alloys

    To evaluate the correlation of Zr oxide impedance and corrosion behavior of Zr-Nb-Sn-Fe-Cu alloys, the corrosion behavior of the alloys was tested in the autoclave containing 70 ppm LiOH solution at 360 .deg. C. The characteristics of the oxide on the alloys were investigated by using the electrochemical impedance spectrosocpy (EIS) method. The corrosion resistance of the alloys was evaluated from the corrosion rate determined as a function of the concentration of Nb. The equivalent circuit of the oxide was composed on the base of the spectrum from EIS measurements on the oxide layers that had formed at pre-and post-transition regions on the curve of corrosion rate. By using the capacitance characteristics of the equivalent circuit, the thickness of impervious layer, it's electrical resistance and characteristics of space charge layer were evaluated. The corrosion characteristics of the Zr-Nb-Sn-Fe-Cu alloys were successfully explained by applying the EIS test results

  17. Impact of biogenic nanoscale metals Fe, Cu, Zn and Se on reproductive LV chickens

    Khiem Nguyen, Quy; Dieu Nguyen, Duy; Kien Nguyen, Van; Thinh Nguyen, Khac; Chau Nguyen, Hoai; Tin Tran, Xuan; Nguyen, Huu Cuong; Tien Phung, Duc

    2015-09-01

    Using biogenic nanoscale metals (Fe, Cu, ZnO, Se) to supplement into diet premix of reproductive LV (a Vietnamese Luong Phuong chicken breed) chickens resulted in certain improvement of poultry farming. The experimental data obtained showed that the farming indices depend mainly on the quantity of nanocrystalline metals which replaced the inorganic mineral component in the feed premix. All four experimental groups with different quantities of the replacement nano component grew and developed normally with livability reaching 91 to 94%, hen’s bodyweight at 38 weeks of age and egg weight ranged from 2.53-2.60 kg/hen and 50.86-51.55 g/egg, respectively. All these farming indices together with laying rate, egg productivity and chick hatchability peaked at group 5 with 25% of nanoscale metals compared to the standard inorganic mineral supplement, while feed consumption was lowest. The results also confirmed that nanocrystalline metals Fe, Cu, ZnO and Se supplemented to chicken feed were able to decrease inorganic minerals in the diet premixes at least four times, allowing animals to more effectively absorb feed minerals, consequently decreasing environmental pollution risks.

  18. Probing structure-property relationships in perpendicularly magnetized Fe/Cu(001) using MXLD and XPD

    Cummins, T.R.; Waddill, G.D. [Univ. of Missouri, Rolla, MO (United States); Goodman, K.W. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)] [and others

    1997-04-01

    Magnetic X-ray Linear Dichroism (MXLD) in Photoelectron Spectroscopy and X-Ray Photoelectron Diffraction (XPD) of the Fe 3p core level have been used to probe the magnetic structure-property relationships of perpendicularly magnetized Fe/Cu(001), in an element-specific fashion. A strong MEXLD effect was observed in the high resolution photoelectron spectroscopy of the Fe 3p at {open_quotes}normal{close_quotes} emission and was used to follow the loss of perpendicular ferromagnetic ordering as the temperature was raised toward room temperature. In parallel with this, {open_quotes}Forward Focussing{close_quotes} in XPD was used as a direct measure of geometric structure in the overlayer. These results and the implications of their correlation will be discussed. Additionally, an investigation of the effect of Mn doping of the Fe/Cu(001) will be described. These measurements were performed at the Spectromicroscopy Facility (Beamline 7.0.1) of the Advanced Light Source.

  19. Atom probe study of Cu-segregation in thermal aging of binary Fe-Cu alloys

    Fe-Cu binary alloy is commonly used as a prototype model alloy for Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) pressure vessel steels, especially for the study of radiation damage. This is because of the fact that Cu is one of the main solutes, segregation of which is known to cause major embrittlement in reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels under nuclear radiation. Interestingly, similar solute segregation is often noticed in case of radiation-free long-term thermal aging experiments as well. Therefore, thermal aging experiment which is considerably simpler can be effectively utilized to study the solute segregation behaviour and emulate radiation-induced damage. With this objective, a series of binary Fe-Cu alloys with Cu concentration varying from 0.1 at. % - 1.4 at. % were prepared by vacuum arc melting. They were subsequently cold-rolled, followed by homogenization at 800 C and water quenching. The homogenized samples were then aged at 500 C for the following different durations: 1, 3, 5, 8, 25, 50 and 100 h. 3DAP is an indispensable tool to study solute segregation at this length scale, and the current study will present the results of a detailed 3DAP investigation of the evolution of the thermal damage in these binary prototype alloys. (author)

  20. REE and Trace Element Geochemistry of Yinachang Fe-Cu-REE Deposit, Yunnan Province, China

    杨耀民; 涂光炽; 胡瑞忠

    2004-01-01

    REE and other trace elements in ores, wall rocks, alkaline volcanic rocks and diabase dikes have been determined in the Yinachang Fe-Cu-REE deposit. Comparative studies of REE and trace element geochemical characteristics of these geological bodies indicate that the ores and alkaline volcanic rocks contain abundant REE and Y (65.9-4633)×10-6, with higher abundances of As, Mo, Nb, Co and U than those of the crust. Their chondrite-normalized patterns show a strong enrichment of LREE and a positive Eu anomaly, in contrast to those of the dolomites which are characterized by slight LREE enrichment and moderate negative Eu anomaly. The REE patterns of ores are similar to those of hydrothermal sediment cores in the East Pacific Rise, whereas the REE patterns of dolomites are similar to those of PAAS (Post-Archean Average Shale). In combination with the geological setting of the deposit, the primary ore-forming fluids might have higher REE and volatile elements, and might have been derived from mantle degassing, or the alkaline volcanic magmas. The Yinachang Fe-Cu-REE ore deposit is considered to be of volcanic exhalation-hydrothermal sedimentary origin.

  1. Artificial intelligence applied to atomistic kinetic Monte Carlo simulations in Fe-Cu alloys

    Vacancy migration energies as functions of the local atomic configuration (LAC) in Fe-Cu alloys have been systematically tabulated using an appropriate interatomic potential for the alloy of interest. Subsets of these tabulations have been used to train an artificial neural network (ANN) to predict all vacancy migration energies depending on the LAC. The error in the prediction of the ANN has been evaluated by a fuzzy logic system (FLS), allowing a feedback to be introduced for further training, to improve the ANN prediction. This artificial intelligence (AI) system is used to develop a novel approach to atomistic kinetic Monte Carlo (AKMC) simulations, aimed at providing a better description of the kinetic path followed by the system through diffusion of solute atoms in the alloy via vacancy mechanism. Fe-Cu has been chosen because of the importance of Cu precipitation in Fe in connection with the embrittlement of reactor pressure vessels of existing nuclear power plants. In this paper the method is described in some detail and the first results of its application are presented and briefly discussed

  2. The effect of grain size and phase constitution on the magnetic properties of Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B

    Amorphous Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B ribbons were annealed between 525 and 700 C. Crystallization processes were studied using X-ray diffraction and Moessbauer spectroscopy so as to follow the effect of crystallite size, alloy composition and phase constitution on the magnetic properties. ((orig.))

  3. The lattice structure of nanocrystalline Fe-Cu-Si-B alloys

    Liu, X. D.; Lu, K.; Ding, B. Z.; Hu, Z. Q.; Zhu, J.; Jiang, J.

    1994-02-01

    Nanocrystalline Fe-Cu-Si-B alloys with different grain sizes were synthesized by crystallization of an amorphous alloy. Two nanophases, α-Fe(Se) and Fe 2B, were noticed in all samples. XRD results reveal that the lattice constant of the α-Fe(Si) phase increases; the a-axis is elongated and the c-axis is shortened in the Fe 2B phase upon reducing the grain size. Based on the thermodynamic analysis, the changes in the lattice parameters were attributed to the solution of vacancies in the above two phases. Owing to the lattice distortion of the α-Fe(Si) and Fe 2B phases, the crystallite with small size is found to exhibit a disordered character to some extent, which is manifested by large values of the half linewidth (HLW) and isomer shift (IS) of various Fe configurations in the Mössbauer parameters.

  4. Nanometer Stripe Microstructure of Supersaturated Solid Solution in Fe-Cu Alloy

    REN Hui-ping; WANG Hai-yan; LIU Zong-chang; AN Zhi-guo

    2007-01-01

    Strengthening due to precipitation of Cu in the α-Fe matrix is an important phenomenon utilized in the design of HSLA steels. In the present work, the microstructure of supersaturated solid solution in Fe-1.18%Cu binary alloy was investigated by means of high resolution electron microscopy. The results indicated that the solid solution was heterogeneous, there were lots of Cu atom clusters, which consisted of diffractive stripe microstructure similar to twin crystal. Orientation deviation was observed between two (110)α planes in diffractive stripes, which results in light and shade contrast. Furthermore, formation mechanisms of the nanometre stripe microstructure were discussed in terms of the interaction of Cu and Fe atoms in the Fe-Cu binary alloys.

  5. Annealing effects on the microwave linewidth broadening of FeCuNbSiB ferromagnetic films

    We systematically investigate the annealing effects on the microwave linewidth broadening of FeCuNbSiB ferromagnetic films with thickness of 100 nm. We correlate the non-uniform residual stress obtained from grazing incidence x-ray diffraction measurements with the ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) linewidth due to effective field inhomogeneities measured from broadband ferromagnetic resonance absorption measurements. We also estimate the annealing temperature effect on the Gilbert and two-magnon scattering contributions to the total ferromagnetic resonance FMR linewidth. We show that the effective field inhomogeneities constitute the main contribution to the microwave linewidth, while this contribution is related to the non-uniform residual stress in the films which is reduced by thermal annealing

  6. Synthesis and magnetic properties of multilayer Ni/Cu and NiFe/Cu nanowires

    R S Liu; S C Chang; I Baginskiy; S F Hu; C Y Huang

    2006-07-01

    Highly ordered composite nanowires with multilayer Ni/Cu and NiFe/Cu have been fabricated by pulsed electrodeposition into nanoporous alumina membrane. The diameter of wires can be easily varied by pore size of alumina, ranging from 30 to 100 nm. The applied potential and the duration of each potential square pulse determine the thickness of the metal layers. The nanowires have been characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), magnetic force microscopy (MFM), and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) measurements. The MFM images indicate that every ferromagnetic layer separated by Cu layer was present as single isolated domain-like magnet. This technique has potential use in the measurement and application of magnetic nanodevices.

  7. Preparation and characterization of electrodeposited Fe and Fe/Cu nanowires

    Dubois, S.; Chassaing, E.; Duvail, J. L.; Piraux, L.; Waals, M. G.

    1999-09-01

    Fe and Fe/Cu multilayered nanowires with layer thicknesses in the 10nm range were successfully synthesized within the voids of nanoporous polycarbonate membranes and characterized by transmission electron microscopy. Magnetization measurements show that the shape anisotropy of individual Fe wires dominates the magnetic properties. Fe(8 nm)/Cu(10 nm) multilayered nanowires show CPP-GMR ratios as large as 12% at low temperature. The variations of the CPP-GMR as a function of the Cu layer thickness are consistent with the Valet-Fert model. Our data yield a value of about 0.3 for the bulk spin asymmetry coefficient β. Des nanofilaments constitués de Fe ou de multicouches Fe/Cu sont élaborés par dépôt électrochimique à l'intérieur des pores de membranes polycarbonate et caractérisés en microscopie électronique à transmission. Les propriétés magnétiques des nanofils de Fe sont très largement dominées par l'anisotropie de forme des fils. La magnéto-résistance géante (MRG) de multicouches Fe(8 nm)/Cu(10 nm) atteint 12 % à basse température tandis que la variation de la MRG est en bon accord avec le modèle de Valet-Fert. La valeur du coefficient d'asymétrie de spin β associé aux collisions au sein des couches de Fe est de l'ordre de 0.3.

  8. Study of Fe-Cu/ZSM-5 and its amination catalytic property%Fe-Cu/ZSM-5催化剂及其胺化催化性能研究

    赵锋伟; 淡保松; 王伟; 杨建明; 吕剑

    2009-01-01

    制备了一种Fe-Cu/ZSM-5胺化催化剂,考察其在乙醇胺选择性合成哌嗪、三乙烯二胺反应中的催化活性.结果表明,随着Fe、Cu负载量的增加,催化剂表面酸性逐渐向强酸方向位移,总酸量增加,反应转化率提高;Cu负载量对反应转化率及乙二胺选择性的影响相对较弱,但对哌嗪的生成有明显的促进作用;催化反应性能不仅受催化剂酸性的影响,还与负载组分的性质及负载组分与载体间的相互作用有关.%The synthesis of piperazine(PIP) and triethylene diamine (TEDA)from ethanolamine (MEA) with ammonia over Fe-Cu/ZSM-5 catalyst was investigated.The results showed that when Fe,Cu contents increased,the acid properties were raised,the acid amount and the conversion of MEA increased.The effective in conversion of MEA by Cu content was weaker,but evident to promte synthesis of piperazine.The reaction properties were not only influenced by the surface acid but also influenced by the properties of Fe,Cu.

  9. Electronic structure of nanosized bcc Cu precipitates in Fe-Cu alloys studied by positron 2D-ACAR

    Based on the finding with the use of the coincidence Doppler measurements that the nanosized Cu precipitates are coherently embedded in the Fe-Cu matrix alloy, taking a bcc structure and acting as efficient positron traps, we measured 2D-ACARs of carefully grown and heat treated single crystals of Fe-Cu. We found that the precipitates have a Fermi surface with 12 necks touching the {110} Bragg planes of the bcc Brillouin zone, which contrasts distinctly with that of the bulk Cu with 8 necks touching the {111} Bragg planes of the fcc Brillouin zone. The 3 dimensional momentum reconstruction of the 2D-ACAR data showed that the Fermi surface cutoff of the Cu precipitates is blurred considerably as compared with that of bulk fcc Cu, suggesting a marked size effect in the momentum distribution. (orig.)

  10. Thermodynamics of Fe-Cu alloys as described by a classic potential

    The Fe-Cu system is of relevance to the nuclear industry because of the deleterious consequences of Cu precipitates in the mechanical properties of Fe. Several sets of classical potentials are used in molecular dynamics simulations studies of this system, in particular that proposed by Ludwig et al. [M. Ludwig, D. Farkas, D. Pedraza, S. Schmauder, Model. Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 6 (1998) 19]. In this work we extract thermodynamic information from this interatomic potential. We obtain equilibrium phase diagram and find a reasonable agreement with the experimental phases in the regions of relevance to radiation damage studies. We compare the results with the predicted phase diagram based on other potential, as calculated in previous work. We discuss the disagreements found between the phase diagram calculated here and experimental results, focusing on the pure components and discuss the applicability of these potentials. Improved potentials, primarily for the pure components, should be developed to account for proper phase stability in the solid phase up to melting. Finally we suggest an approach to improve existing potentials for this system

  11. Magnetoresistive properties of multilayer film systems based on Fe/Cu and Fe/Cr

    O.V. Synashenko

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Magnetoresistive properties of multilayer film systems based on Fe and Cu or Cr were investigated at room temperature. Factors, which influence on the magnetoresistance (MR value change, were studied. In Fe/Cu film system, in which the individuality of separate layers holds, the substrate change from amorphous pyroceramic to monocrystalline Si(111 leads to the MR ratio increase by 35 %, that is connected with magnetic ordering in bottom epitaxial Fe layer. Thermal annealing of the samples to 700 K leads to vanishing of the odd effect in MR in perpendicular geometry and MR increase by two times in parallel geometries. Investigations of [Fe(dFe/Cr(1]10 system showed, that the Fe thickness changes from 0,31 to 1,5 nm, and this leads to the MR magnitude change from 0,03-0,05 % to 1-3 % subject to the different measurement geometries, which is interpreted by Fe granule formation in matrix of solid solution (Fe, Cr.

  12. Overlapping solid solubility in mechanically alloyed Fe-Ni and Fe-Cu

    Schilling, P. J.; Palshin, V.; Tittsworth, R. C.; He, J. H.; Ma, E.

    2003-12-01

    Solid solutions formed by mechanical alloying in the negative heat of mixing Fe-Ni system and the positive heat of mixing Fe-Cu system were studied. X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy data were analyzed to obtain the phase fractions and phase compositions for various overall compositions across the bcc/fcc two-phase region. For both systems, at each nominal composition of the powder mixture, the two solutions formed both have the same composition as the overall alloy. It is concluded that the two-phase coexistence represents an extended region of overlapping solubility for the two phases, rather than the usual two-phase region or a clear switchover at the concentration where the two phases have the same free energy. In terms of these features, the two binary systems, one with negative heat of mixing and one with positive heat of mixing, behave the same way. The external forcing action of mechanical alloying at low temperatures drives the system toward composition homogenization. There is no stable or metastable equilibrium, and the common tangent construction and lever rule are not applicable. What results is a novel two-phase coexistence which is defined by a region of overlapping solubility, rather than the normal solubility gap. That there can be two polymorphs at each composition even after the long ball-milling treatment represents a new type of steady-state two-phase coexistence that is completely different from the normal two-phase region dictated by thermodynamics.

  13. Overlapping solid solubility in mechanically alloyed Fe-Ni and Fe-Cu

    Solid solutions formed by mechanical alloying in the negative heat of mixing Fe-Ni system and the positive heat of mixing Fe-Cu system were studied. X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy data were analyzed to obtain the phase fractions and phase compositions for various overall compositions across the bcc/fcc two-phase region. For both systems, at each nominal composition of the powder mixture, the two solutions formed both have the same composition as the overall alloy. It is concluded that the two-phase coexistence represents an extended region of overlapping solubility for the two phases, rather than the usual two-phase region or a clear switchover at the concentration where the two phases have the same free energy. In terms of these features, the two binary systems, one with negative heat of mixing and one with positive heat of mixing, behave the same way. The external forcing action of mechanical alloying at low temperatures drives the system toward composition homogenization. There is no stable or metastable equilibrium, and the common tangent construction and lever rule are not applicable. What results is a novel two-phase coexistence which is defined by a region of overlapping solubility, rather than the normal solubility gap. That there can be two polymorphs at each composition even after the long ball-milling treatment represents a new type of steady-state two-phase coexistence that is completely different from the normal two-phase region dictated by thermodynamics

  14. Phase-field simulation of phase transformation in Fe-Cu-Mu-Ni quaternary alloy

    The phase decomposition in α(bcc) phase and the subsequent structural phase transformation from α to γ(fcc) phase during isothermal aging of an Fe-Cu-Mn-Ni quaternary alloy, which is a base alloy of the light-water reactor pressure vessel, have been simulated by the phase-field method. At the early stage of spinodal decomposition, Cu-rich α phase is formed, and the Mn and Ni, which are minor components, are partitioned to the Cu-rich phase. As the Cu composition in the precipitate is increased, the Ni atoms inside the precipitates move to the interface region between the precipitate and matrix, but Mn atoms remain inside the Cu particles. When the Cu-rich particles eventually transform to the fcc structure, the Mn atoms also move to the interface region, which results in the shell structure of the fcc Cu precipitates, where each particle is surrounded by a thin layer enriched in Mn and Ni. This microstructural change can be reasonably explained by considering the local equilibrium at the surface region of the Cu-rich particles. (author)

  15. Application of Fe-Cu binary oxide nanoparticles for the removal of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution.

    Khan, Saif Ullah; Zaidi, Rumman; Hassan, Saeikh Z; Farooqi, I H; Azam, Ameer

    2016-01-01

    The adsorption process has been used as an effective technique for the removal of metal ions from aqueous solutions. Groundwater remediation by nanoparticles has received interest in recent years. In the present study, a binary metal oxide of Fe-Cu was prepared and used for the removal of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution. Batch experiments were performed to investigate the effects of initial Cr (VI) concentration, dose of adsorbent, and pH of solution on the removal efficiency of Cr (VI). The prepared nanostructured Fe-Cu binary oxides were able to reduce the concentration of Cr (VI) in aqueous solution. Binary metal oxides nanoparticle exhibited an outstanding ability to remove Cr (VI) due to high surface area, low particle size, and high inherent activity. The percentage removal efficiency of Cr (VI) increased with nanoparticles doses (0.1 g L(-1)-2.5 g L(-1)), whereas it decreased with initial Cr (VI) concentration (1 mg L(-1)-25 mg L(-1)) and with pH (3-9). The Freundlich model was found to be the better fit for adsorption isotherm. The prepared nanomaterial was characterized using powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and ultraviolet (UV)-visible spectroscopy. It showed that the Fe-Cu binary oxides were formed in single phase. SEM micrograph showed aggregates with many nano-sized particles. UV-visible spectroscopy showed quantum confinement effect. PMID:27386994

  16. Effect of annealing treatments on the microwave electromagnetic properties of amorphous FeCuNbSiB microwires

    Liang Di-Fei; Han Man-Gui; Yan Bo; Deng Long-Jiang

    2007-01-01

    The amorphous FeCuNbSiB microwires are fabricated by using the melt extraction method and annealed separately at temperatures T = 573, 673, 723 and 773 K for 1 h. The effect of annealing treatment on the microwave electromagnetic properties of FeCuNbSiB wires/wax composites has been investigated for the first time. It is found that in a frequency range of 0.5-4.0 GHz, the complex permittivity, permeability, magnetic and electric loss tangents of FeCuNbSiB wires/wax composites are strongly dependent on the annealing temperature and frequency. For T = 573,723 and 773K, two resonance peaks are found at frequency f = 1.2 and 3.3GHz. However, for T = 673K, only one resonance peak occurs at f = 3.3 GHz. The resonance peak at f = 1.2 GHz is believed to be due to the stress-induced anisotropy, while the resonance peak at f = 3.3 GHz is attributed to the random anisotropy.

  17. An assessment of the homogeneity of nano-crystalline Fe-Cu powders as studied by means of APT

    In this contribution the homogeneity of mechanically alloyed Fe-Cu powders for two different compositions (Fe-10 and Fe-2.5 at%Cu) has been systematically characterised by atom probe tomography. Since Fe-Cu exhibits the Invar effect, it is among the most attractive systems for technical application. Furthermore, this system is immiscible and characterised by a large positive heat of mixing. In combination with the widespread application and accessibility, this predestines Fe-Cu as a binary model alloy to elaborate the enforced nonequilibrium enhanced solubility for immiscible systems. Depending on the parameters composition and milling time, results on the extension of the solubility limit and on the homogeneity of the alloy are presented, discussed and compared to earlier works. Only for the alloy with lower Cu content and for the prolonged milling time of 50 h, chemical homogeneity of the sample as measured by the atom probe was fully reached on the nano-scale. For all other parameter combinations homogeneity could not be achieved, even for long milling times and for those samples that appear to be homogeneous via X-ray analysis. Moreover, impurities were determined, mostly stemming from the fabrication procedure. The arrangement and homogeneity of the most common impurity, oxygen, was evaluated from atom probe data for different samples. Thus, the local concentration, segregation effects and the distribution of impurities could be quantified on the nano-scale, depending on the different nominal compositions and processing parameters. Additionally, structural information could be gained employing transmission electron microscopy and diffraction measurements.

  18. Densities of Molten and Solid Alloys of (Fe, Cu, Ni, Co)-S at Elevated Temperatures - Literature Review and Analysis

    Tesfaye, Fiseha; Taskinen, Pekka

    2010-01-01

    Densities of solid and liquid Fe, Cu, Ni and Co, and their alloys both at the presence and absence of sulfur have been reviewed. Volumetric thermal expansions were used to estimate the densities at different temperatures. Densities of the alloys generally decrease with increasing temperature. For the pure metals the reduction in density as temperature rises from 25 oC to their respective melting point can be estimated to be about 7.05 ± 0.4 % just before melting and about 11.63 ± 0.92 on comp...

  19. Phase and particle size distribution in magnetoresistive Fe-Cu granular alloys investigated by Mössbauer spectroscopy

    Rogalski, M. S.; Pereira de Azevedo, M. M.; Sousa, J. B.

    1996-11-01

    The size distribution of ferromagnetic particles in granular Fe-Cu alloys is derived from the hyperfine field distribution of e57Fe Mössbauer spectra, on the grounds of collective magnetic excitations associated with the spectral line broadening. A good agreement with the X-ray diffraction results is found for the average particle size estimated from the Mössbauer data. The magnetoresistance of a splat-cooled Fe25Cu75 alloy reaches a maximum of 3% after appropriate annealing and its evolution is correlated with the various Fe phases (ferro, para and superparamagnetic) and particle sizes identified by the Mössbauer data.

  20. Magnetic behaviour investigation on symmetric spin valves of Co/Cu/NiFe and NiFe/Cu/Co

    李铁; 沈鸿烈

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, we have obtained and investigated the magnetic behaviours of the ferromagnetic layer in thesymmetric spin valves of Co/Cu/NiFe and NiFe/Cu/Co by measuring with a vibrating sample magnetometer andanalysing in terms of the multi-domain Ising models. It has been found that some magnetic layer can have quitedifferent magnetic behaviours in different structures of spin valves, depending on the properties of the under-layer. Inour investigation, we have found that the magnetic behaviour of a Co layer depends mainly on the magnetization of theunder-layer, whereas this is not the case for the NiFe layer.

  1. Preparation and characterization of epitaxial thin films and patterned nanostructures of Ni/Cu and Fe/Cu

    Corredor, Edna C.

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo del trabajo realizado en esta tesis titulada: Preparation and magnetic characterization of epitaxial thin films and patterned nanostructures of Ni/Cu and Fe/Cu es establecer relaciones entre las propiedades magnéticas de sistemas nanoestructurados y sus dimensiones físicas o factores estructurales que aparecen al reducirse la dimensión espacial a dos, en el caso de películas delgadas, y a una en el caso de elementos patronados. Los sistemas objeto de estudio se caracterizan por se...

  2. Preparation and characterization of epitaxial thin films and patterned nanostructures of Ni/Cu and Fe/Cu

    Corredor Vega, Edna Consuelo; Ciria Remacha, Miguel Ángel; Arnaudas Pontaque, José Ignacio

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo del trabajo realizado en esta tesis titulada: Preparation and magnetic characterization of epitaxial thin films and patterned nanostructures of Ni/Cu and Fe/Cu es establecer relaciones entre las propiedades magnéticas de sistemas nanoestructurados y sus dimensiones físicas o factores estructurales que aparecen al reducirse la dimensión espacial a dos, en el caso de películas delgadas, y a una en el caso de elementos patronados. Los sistemas objeto de estudio se caracterizan por se...

  3. Recrystallization and development of cube texture in Ti and Ti+Cr added Ni-Fe-Cu alloys

    Manna, I. (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering , I.I.T., Kharagpur (India)); Ray, R.K. (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, I.I.T., Kanpur (India)); Gupta, K.P. (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, I.I.T., Kanpur (India))

    1994-06-01

    The development of a sharp cube or [l brace]100[r brace]<100> texture in two Ti and Ti+Cr added Ni-Fe-Cu alloys is presented. Texture studies in deformed as well as recrystallized conditions have been carried out by both conventional pole figure and orientation distribution function analysis. Microstructural evolution in course of recrystallization texture development has been extensively studied with both optical and electron microscopes. Heavy cold deformation (97 to 98%) followed by annealing at 1050 C for 2 h has been found to optimize the conditions for the desired texture development. (orig.)

  4. Modelling radiation-induced phase changes in binary FeCu and ternary FeCuNi alloys using an artificial intelligence-based atomistic kinetic Monte Carlo approach

    We apply a novel atomistic kinetic Monte Carlo model, which includes local chemistry and relaxation effects when assessing the migration energy barriers of point defects, to the study of the microchemical evolution driven by vacancy diffusion in FeCu and FeCuNi alloys. These alloys are of importance for nuclear applications because Cu precipitation, enhanced by the presence of Ni, is one of the main causes of hardening and embrittlement in reactor pressure vessel steels used in existing nuclear power plants. Local chemistry and relaxation effects are introduced using artificial intelligence techniques, namely a conveniently trained artificial neural network, to calculate the migration energy barriers of vacancies as functions of the local atomic configuration. We prove, through a number of results, that the use of the neural network is fully equivalent to calculating the migration energy barriers on-the-fly, using computationally expensive methods such as nudged elastic bands with an interatomic potential. The use of the neural network makes the computational cost affordable, so that simulations of the same type as those hitherto carried out using heuristic formulas for the assessment of the energy barriers can now be performed, at the same computational cost, using more rigorously calculated barriers. This method opens the way to properly treating more complex problems, such as the case of self-interstitial cluster formation, in an atomistic kinetic Monte Carlo framework.

  5. Ultrasonic slurry sampling electrothermal vaporization inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the determination of Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se in cereals

    Ultrasonic slurry sampling electrothermal vaporization inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (USS-ETV-ICP-MS) has been applied to determine Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se in several cereal samples. Thioacetamide was used as the modifier to enhance the ion signals. The background ions at the masses of interest were reduced in intensity significantly by using 1.0 mL min−1 methane (CH4) as reaction cell gas in the dynamic reaction cell (DRC). Since the sensitivities of Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se in different matrices were quite different, standard addition and isotope dilution methods were used for the determination of Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se in these cereal samples. The method detection limits estimated from standard addition curves were about 1, 10, 4, 12 and 2 ng g−1 for Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se, respectively, in original cereal samples. This procedure has been applied to the determination of Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se whose concentrations are in μg g−1 (except Cr and Se) in standard reference materials (SRM) of National institute of standards and technology (NIST), NIST SRM 1568a Rice Flour and NIST SRM 1567a Wheat Flour and two cereal samples purchased from a local market. The analysis results of reference materials agreed with certified values at 95% confidence level according to Student's T-test. The results for the real world cereal samples were also found to be in good agreement with the pneumatic nebulization DRC ICP-MS results of the sample solutions. - Highlights: • Determination of Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se in cereal samples • Ultrasonic slurry sampling in combination with DRC-ICP-MS • Better sensitivity with thioacetamide modifier in ETV • Decreased sample preparation time with solid sampling • Validation with NIST SRM 1568a Rice Flour and NIST SRM 1567a Wheat Flour

  6. Ultrasonic slurry sampling electrothermal vaporization inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the determination of Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se in cereals

    Huang, Shih-Yi [Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan (China); Jiang, Shiuh-Jen, E-mail: sjjiang@faculty.nsysu.edu.tw [Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan (China); Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 80708, Taiwan (China); Sahayam, A.C. [National Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials (CCCM), Hyderabad (India)

    2014-11-01

    Ultrasonic slurry sampling electrothermal vaporization inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (USS-ETV-ICP-MS) has been applied to determine Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se in several cereal samples. Thioacetamide was used as the modifier to enhance the ion signals. The background ions at the masses of interest were reduced in intensity significantly by using 1.0 mL min{sup −1} methane (CH{sub 4}) as reaction cell gas in the dynamic reaction cell (DRC). Since the sensitivities of Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se in different matrices were quite different, standard addition and isotope dilution methods were used for the determination of Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se in these cereal samples. The method detection limits estimated from standard addition curves were about 1, 10, 4, 12 and 2 ng g{sup −1} for Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se, respectively, in original cereal samples. This procedure has been applied to the determination of Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se whose concentrations are in μg g{sup −1} (except Cr and Se) in standard reference materials (SRM) of National institute of standards and technology (NIST), NIST SRM 1568a Rice Flour and NIST SRM 1567a Wheat Flour and two cereal samples purchased from a local market. The analysis results of reference materials agreed with certified values at 95% confidence level according to Student's T-test. The results for the real world cereal samples were also found to be in good agreement with the pneumatic nebulization DRC ICP-MS results of the sample solutions. - Highlights: • Determination of Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se in cereal samples • Ultrasonic slurry sampling in combination with DRC-ICP-MS • Better sensitivity with thioacetamide modifier in ETV • Decreased sample preparation time with solid sampling • Validation with NIST SRM 1568a Rice Flour and NIST SRM 1567a Wheat Flour.

  7. Seasonal variation of major elements (Ca, Mg) and trace metals (Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn) and cultured mussel Perna viridis L. and seawater in the Dona Paula Bay, Goa

    Rivonker, C.U.; Parulekar, A.H.

    The major elements and trace metals were analysed from nussel tissue and the seawater taken from three depths (0, 5 and 9 meters) from the culture site. Range of variation in Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn and Mn were 226-399; 708-1329; 0.005-0.084; BDL-0...

  8. SRXRF elemental mapping and source analysis of Pb, Fe, Cu and Zn in human hair from an inhabitant in a lead-zinc mining area

    Elemental mapping of human hair may gain new insights for studying effects of mining environmental pollution on human health. SRXRF micro-analyses were conducted for longitudinal and transversal mapping of Pb, Fe, Cu and Zn relative intensities in hair sample collected from an inhabitant in Qixia lead-zinc mining area, Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China. The Pb relative intensity was low in hair follicle and root, but it increased with the hair growth. The longitudinal Pb accumulation in the hair shaft revealed a strong dependence on continuous exposure to the environment, while Fe, Cu and Zn relative intensities in the hair shaft were comparatively stable. The cortical proteins contributed to a high retention of Pb, Fe, Cu and Zn, while small quantities of all the elements but Zn were distributed in the cuticle. Medullar proteins were confirmed to contribute to slightly lower retention of Zn and Cu than cortical, but Pb and Fe were not detected in medulla. The sources of Pb in the hair were mostly exogenous contamination, and Fe, Cu and Zn were related to endogenous uptake. Zn and Cu participated in the entire metabolic process of hair growth. The study shows that SRXRF is of significance for biogeochemistry research. (authors)

  9. Temperature dependence of the magnetostriction and the induced anisotropy in nanocrystalline FeCuNbSiB alloys, and their fluxgate properties

    Nielsen, Otto V; Petersen, Jan Raagaard

    1994-01-01

    Making use of the stress induced magnetic anisotropy in some iron-rich FeCuNbSiB nanocrystalline materials we studied the thermal dependence of their magnetostriction which becomes zero below the Curie temperature. The choice of a suitable composition and annealing temperature results in materials...

  10. Simultaneous determination of Ti, Cr, Fe, Cu, Ga and Zr in aluminium alloys by charged-particle activation analysis using the internal standard method

    In order to study the application of the newly developed internal standard method for charged-particle activation analysis, simultaneous determination of Ti, Cr, Fe, Cu, Ga and Zr in several commercial aluminium alloys was tried using the respective proton-induced reactions. As a result, it could be proved that the best precision and accuracy are also obtained in these determinations. (author)

  11. Probing the A1 to L10 transformation in FeCuPt using the first order reversal curve method

    Dustin A. Gilbert

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The A1-L10 phase transformation has been investigated in (001 FeCuPt thin films prepared by atomic-scale multilayer sputtering and rapid thermal annealing (RTA. Traditional x-ray diffraction is not always applicable in generating a true order parameter, due to non-ideal crystallinity of the A1 phase. Using the first-order reversal curve (FORC method, the A1 and L10 phases are deconvoluted into two distinct features in the FORC distribution, whose relative intensities change with the RTA temperature. The L10 ordering takes place via a nucleation-and-growth mode. A magnetization-based phase fraction is extracted, providing a quantitative measure of the L10 phase homogeneity.

  12. Effect of Sm Volatilization on Magnetic Microstructures of Sintered Sm(Co,Fe,Cu,Zr)z Magnets at High Temperatures

    XIA Ai-Lin; FANG Yi-Kun; GUO Zhao-Hui; LI Wei; HAN Bao-Shan

    2006-01-01

    @@ We present a magnetic force microscopy study of surface magnetic microstructure changes at high temperatures in 2:17-type Sm( Co, Fe, Cu,Zr)z (z ~ 7.4) magnets. Surface magnetic microstructures are found to change greatly in parallel and vertical specimens after heat-treatment at 400℃ for one hour in vacuum of 10-5 Torr with Ar gas as protecting atmosphere. Changes of microstructures are attributed to the formation of a soft-magnetic surfaces layer in the specimens, resulting from Sm volatilization due to high temperature. This hypothesis is further confirmed by the heat-treatment experiments at 400℃ for 0.5 h and 2 h. Finally, the existence of the soft-magnetic layers, which consist primarily of Fe-Co compounds, is verified by the results of both XRD and XPS of the vertical specimens before and after heat-treatment.

  13. Determination of Fe, Cu and Zn in sugar-cane spirits commercialized in Southeastern Brazil by TXRF

    Total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) was used to determine simultaneously the concentration of Cu, Fe and Zn in seven sugar-cane spirit samples ('aguardente'), a processed alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation and distillation of sugar-cane juice. The limits of detection ranged from 35 to 8 ng x ml-1 for V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As and Se. Excluding Fe, Cu and Zn, the concentrations were below their limits. Two samples showed Cu concentrations higher than the value allowed by Brazilian legislation (5 μg x ml-1), and concerning Fe and Zn, no sample were above the limits permitted by WHO for drinking water (2 and 3 μg x ml-1, respectively). (author)

  14. Effects of Oral Administration of CrCl3 on the Contents of Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Zn in the Liver, Kidney, and Heart of Chicken.

    Liu, Yanhan; Zhao, Xiaona; Zhang, Xiao; Zhao, Xuejun; Liu, Yongxia; Liu, Jianzhu

    2016-06-01

    This study aimed to investigate the effects of oral administration of trivalent chromium on the contents of Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Zn in the heart, liver, and kidney. Different levels of 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 LD50 (LD50 = 5000 mg/kg body mass) CrCl3 milligrams per kilogram body mass daily were added into the water to establish the chronic poisoning model. Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Zn were detected with the flame atomic absorption spectrometry in the organs exposed 14, 28, and 42 days to CrCl3, respectively. Results showed that Cr was accumulated in the heart, liver, and kidney significantly (P chickens. PMID:26537118

  15. A comparative study of metabolism and concentration factors of Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Co and Mg in Carcinus maenas and Cancer irroratus ovaries during ovogenesis

    Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Co, and Mg were analysed in the ovary of Carcinus maenas and Cancer irroratus during ovogenesis. In both ovaries, the relatives rates, expressed as parts per millions as a ratio of wet and dry weight, are the following: Mg>Zn>Fe>Cu>Mn>Co, while in the hemolymph of Cancer irroratus these relative rates are the following: Mg>Cu>Zn>Fe>Mn>Co. Compared to concentrations of these metals in sea water, Mg expected, all metals in the ovary of Cancer irroratus have a concentration factor upper than 1. Compared to the concentration of metals in the hemolymph is, for Fe, Mn, and Co, the concentration factor upper than 1, and for Cu, Zn and Mg, the concentration factor lower than 1. A study of correlations was done between the concentrations of metals considered in pairs, and between the concentrations of metals and the parameters: water content and gonad index

  16. Determination of Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, and Pb in particulate matter, raw and final materials of a brick factory by radionuclide X-ray fluorescence analysis

    Radionuclide X-ray fluorescence method with a Si/Li semiconductor detector and 238Pu exciting source was used in the study of Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, and Pb content of solid emissions, raw and final materials of a brick factory. From the point of view of metal content, the working environment if the brick factory is safe for workers. (author) 2 refs.; 2 figs.; 1 tab

  17. The effect of femtosecond laser micromachining on the surface characteristics and subsurface microstructure of amorphous FeCuNbSiB alloy

    Jia Wei [Ultrafast Laser Laboratory, School of Precision Instruments and Optoelectrons Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)]. E-mail: jiaw@tju.edu.cn; Peng Zhinong [Ultrafast Laser Laboratory, School of Precision Instruments and Optoelectrons Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Wang Zhijun [Ultrafast Laser Laboratory, School of Precision Instruments and Optoelectrons Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Ni Xiaochang [Ultrafast Laser Laboratory, School of Precision Instruments and Optoelectrons Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Wang Chingyue [Ultrafast Laser Laboratory, School of Precision Instruments and Optoelectrons Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)

    2006-11-30

    Detailed studies on the effects of femtosecond laser ablation on surface characteristics and subsurface microstructure of amorphous FeCuNbSiB alloy are reported. Three types of ripple structures were observed on the material surface in the gentle ablated (damaged) zone. As observed with X-ray diffraction (XRD), amorphous form is kept in the damaged zone, and there is few crystallization form in ablation zone.

  18. Enthalpy of formation of quasicrystalline phase and ternary solid solutions in the Al-Fe-Cu system

    I.A. Tomilin; S.D. Kaloshkin; V. V. Tcherdyntsev

    2006-01-01

    Standard enthalpies of formation of quasicrystalline phase and the ternary solid solutions in the Al-Fe-Cu system and the intermetallic compound FeAl were determined by the means of solution calorimetry. The quasicrystalline phase was prepared using two different methods. The first method (Ⅰ) consisted of ball milling the mixture of powders of pure aluminum copper and iron in a planetary mill with subsequent compacting by hot pressing and annealing. The second method (Ⅱ) consisted of arc melting of the components in argon atmosphere followed by annealing. The latter method was used for preparing the compound FeAl and the solid solutions. The phases were identified using the XRD method. The enthalpy of the formation was determined for the quasicrystalline phase of the composition Al62Cu25.5Fe12.5 and the ternary BCC solid solutions Al35Cu14Fe51, Al40Cu17Fe43, and Al50.4Cu19.6Fe30. The measured enthalpy of formation of the intermetallic com pound FeAl is in good agreement with the earlier published data. The enthaipies of formation of the quasicrystalline phases prepared using two different methods are close to each other, namely, -22.7±3.4 (method Ⅰ) and -21.3±2.1 (method Ⅱ)k J/mol.

  19. Isothermal Kinetics Modelling of the Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis over the Spray-Dried Fe-Cu-K Catalyst

    Xiaohui Guo; Ying Liu; Jie Chang; Liang Bai; Yuanyuan Xu; Hongwei Xiang; Yongwang Li

    2006-01-01

    The isothermal kinetics of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) over Fe-Cu-K spray-dried catalyst was studied in a spinning basket reactor. The experiments were carried out at a constant temperature of 523 K, n(H2)/n(CO) feed ratios of 0.8-2.0, reactor pressures of 1.1-2.5 MPa, and space velocity of 0.556× 10-3 Nm3/kgcat.s. Kinetic model for hydrocarbon formation was derived on the basis of simplified carbide mechanism to reduce the number of parameters. Two individual rate constants for methane and ethene were considered. Furthermore, the model was modified empirically by non-intrinsic effect, such as physisorption and fictitious olefin pressures that were taken into account, and the influences of secondary reaction of α-olefins on product distribution. The simulation results showed that the experimental phenomena of FTS and the deviations from ASF distribution, such as the relatively high yield of methane and low yield of ethene observed experimentally could be depicted basically.

  20. Influence of alloying element of corrosion of Zr-Nb-Sn-Fe-Cu alloy and impedance characteristics of its oxide layer

    As a part of the advanced Zr fuel cladding development program, the autoclave corrosion test was performed on the series of Zr-0.2Nb-1.1Sn-Fe-Cu and Zr-0.4Nb-0.8Sn-Fe-Cu alloys in 70 ppm LiOH solution at 360 .deg. C. The oxide characteristics were investigated by using the Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscope(EIS) method. The corrosion resistance of the alloys was evaluated from the corrosion rate determined as a function of the concentration of main alloying elements such as Nb, Sn, Fe and Cu. The equivalent circuit was composed as a result of the spectrum from EIS measurements on the oxide layer that formed at pro- and post-transition regions. By using the capacitance characteristics of equivalent circuit, the thickness of impervious layer, it's electrical resistance and characteristics of space charge layer were evaluated. The corrosion characteristics of the Zr-Nb-Sn-Fe-Cu alloys were successfully explained by applying the EIS test results

  1. An insight into the metal coordination and spectroscopic properties of artistic Fe and Fe/Cu logwood inks

    Bronzato, Maddalena; Zoleo, Alfonso; Biondi, Barbara; Centeno, Silvia A.

    2016-01-01

    Fe- and Fe/Cu-based logwood inks were synthesized following recipes in nineteenth and early twentieth century manuals and were characterized by EPR, ESI-MS, FTIR, and Raman spectroscopies. This multi-technique approach allowed us to shed light on the structures of the complexes responsible for the inks' colors and to obtain vibrational signatures that can be used to identify the different inks in works of art and in historic documents. Information on the nature and chemical properties of the complexes formed between a dye and a mordant is important as these determine, at least in part, their lightfastness. EPR permitted to determine the coordination environment of the metallic ions. The results of the ESI-MS analysis demonstrated, for the first time, the breakdown of the hematein molecule during the ink preparation, and that the colorants are formed by the complexation of the metallic ions by hematein breakdown products, mainly catechol and/or bicyclic compounds. The FTIR spectra obtained were found to be dominated by bands due to the binding medium and sulfates used as reagents. The Raman analysis showed that the characteristic features for the different inks studied depend on the historic recipe used, attesting to the challenges that their identification and characterization in works of art present. In the Raman spectra of the inks applied on paper, broadening of bands in the 750-400 cm- 1 range are observed when compared to the spectra of the inks' powders, possibly due to the interaction of the compounds with the cellulose in the substrate.

  2. Atom probe study of the microstructural evolution induced by irradiation in Fe-Cu ferritic alloys and pressure vessel steels

    Pressure vessel steels used in pressurized water reactors are low alloyed ferritic steels. They may be prone to hardening and embrittlement under neutron irradiation. The changes in mechanical properties are generally supposed to result from the formation of point defects, dislocation loops, voids and/or copper rich clusters. However, the real nature of the irradiation induced-damage in these steels has not been clearly identified yet. In order to improve our vision of this damage, we have characterized the microstructure of several steels and model alloys irradiated with electrons and neutrons. The study was performed with conventional and tomographic atom probes. The well known importance of the effects of copper upon pressure vessel steel embrittlement has led us to study Fe-Cu binary alloys. We have considered chemical aging as well as aging under electron and neutron irradiations. The resulting effects depend on whether electron or neutron irradiations ar used for thus. We carried out both kinds of irradiation concurrently so as to compare their effects. We have more particularly considered alloys with a low copper supersaturation representative of that met with the French vessel alloys (0.1% Cu). Then, we have examined steels used on French nuclear reactor pressure vessels. To characterize the microstructure of CHOOZ A steel and its evolution when exposed to neutrons, we have studied samples from the reactor surveillance program. The results achieved, especially the characterization of neutron-induced defects have been compared with those for another steel from the surveillance program of Dampierre 2. All the experiment results obtained on model and industrial steels have allowed us to consider an explanation of the way how the defects appear and grow, and to propose reasons for their influence upon steel embrittlement. (author). 3 appends

  3. An insight into the metal coordination and spectroscopic properties of artistic Fe and Fe/Cu logwood inks.

    Bronzato, Maddalena; Zoleo, Alfonso; Biondi, Barbara; Centeno, Silvia A

    2016-01-15

    Fe- and Fe/Cu-based logwood inks were synthesized following recipes in nineteenth and early twentieth century manuals and were characterized by EPR, ESI-MS, FTIR, and Raman spectroscopies. This multi-technique approach allowed us to shed light on the structures of the complexes responsible for the inks' colors and to obtain vibrational signatures that can be used to identify the different inks in works of art and in historic documents. Information on the nature and chemical properties of the complexes formed between a dye and a mordant is important as these determine, at least in part, their lightfastness. EPR permitted to determine the coordination environment of the metallic ions. The results of the ESI-MS analysis demonstrated, for the first time, the breakdown of the hematein molecule during the ink preparation, and that the colorants are formed by the complexation of the metallic ions by hematein breakdown products, mainly catechol and/or bicyclic compounds. The FTIR spectra obtained were found to be dominated by bands due to the binding medium and sulfates used as reagents. The Raman analysis showed that the characteristic features for the different inks studied depend on the historic recipe used, attesting to the challenges that their identification and characterization in works of art present. In the Raman spectra of the inks applied on paper, broadening of bands in the 750-400 cm(-1) range are observed when compared to the spectra of the inks' powders, possibly due to the interaction of the compounds with the cellulose in the substrate. PMID:26414555

  4. High sensitivity zero-biased magnetic field sensor based on multiphase laminate heterostructures with FeCuNbSiB nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloy

    Qiu, Jing; Wen, Yumei; Li, Ping; Chen, Hengjia

    2016-05-01

    In this paper, a high sensitivity zero-biased magnetic field sensor based on multiphase laminate heterostructures consisting of FeCuNbSiB/Terfenol-D (Tb1-xDyxFe2)/PZT (Pb(Zr1-x,Tix)O3)/Terfenol-D/PZT/Ternol-D/FeCuNbSiB (FMPMPMF) is presented, whose ME coupling characteristics and sensing performances have been investigated. Compared to traditional Terfenol-D/PZT/Terfenol-D (MPM) and Terfenol-D/PZT/Terfenol-D/PZT/Terfenol-D (MPMPM) sensors, the zero-biased ME coupling characteristics of FMPMPMF sensor were significantly improved, owing to a build-in magnetic field in FeCuNbSiB/Terfenol-D layers. The optimum zero-biased resonant ME voltage coefficient of 3.02 V/Oe is achieved, which is 1.65 times as great as that of MPMPM and 2.51 times of MPM sensors. The mean value of low-frequency ME field coefficient of FMPMPMF reaches 122.53 mV/cm Oe, which is 2.39 times as great as that of MPMPM and 1.79 times of MPM sensors. Meanwhile, the induced zero-biased ME voltage of FMPMPMF sensor shows an excellent linear relationship to ac magnetic field both at the low frequency (1 kHz) and the resonant frequency (106.6 kHz). Remarkably, it indicates that the proposed zero-biased magnetic field sensor give the prospect of being able to applied to the field of highly sensitive ac magnetic field sensing.

  5. The mechanism of solute-enriched clusters formation in neutron-irradiated pressure vessel steels: The case of Fe-Cu model alloys

    Subbotin, A. V.; Panyukov, S. V.

    2016-08-01

    Mechanism of solute-enriched clusters formation in neutron-irradiated pressure vessel steels is proposed and developed in case of Fe-Cu model alloys. The suggested solute-drag mechanism is analogous to the well-known zone-refining process. We show that the obtained results are in good agreement with available experimental data on the parameters of clusters enriched with the alloying elements. Our model explains why the formation of solute-enriched clusters does not happen in austenitic stainless steels with fcc lattice structure. It also allows to quantify the method of evaluation of neutron irradiation dose for the process of RPV steels hardening.

  6. Probing the Structure, Stability and Hydrogen Adsorption of Lithium Functionalized Isoreticular MOF-5 (Fe, Cu, Co, Ni and Zn by Density Functional Theory

    Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Li adsorption on isoreticular MOFs with metal Fe, Cu, Co, Ni and Zn was studied using density function theory. Li functionalization shows a considerable structural change associated with a volume change in isoreticular MOF-5 except for the Zn metal center. Hydrogen binding energies on Li functionalized MOFs are seen to be in the range of 0.2 eV, which is the desired value for an ideal reversible storage system. This study has clearly shown that Li doping is possible only in Zn-based MOF-5, which would be better candidate to reversibly store hydrogen.

  7. The mechanism of solute-enriched clusters formation in neutron-irradiated pressure vessel steels: the case of Fe-Cu model alloys

    Subbotina, A V

    2016-01-01

    Mechanism of solute-enriched clusters formation in neutron-irradiated pressure vessel steels is proposed and developed in case of Fe-Cu model alloys. We show that the obtained results are in a good agreement with available experimental data on the parameters of clusters enriched with the alloying elements. The suggested solute-drag mechanism is analogous to the well-known zone-refining process. Our model explains why the formation of solute-enriched clusters does not happen in austenitic stainless steels with fcc lattice structure. It also allows to quantify the method of evaluation of neutron irradiation dose for the process of RPV steels hardening.

  8. Force-sensitive properties of FeCuNbSiB powder/butyl rubber composite films%FeCuNbSiB非晶粉体/丁基橡胶复合薄膜的力敏特性

    周佳; 朱正吼; 付远; 乔宝英; 杜康

    2014-01-01

    Composite film was prepared by molding method with amorphous Fe73.5 Cu1 Nb3 Si13.5 B9 powder as compound phase and butyl rubber as matrix phase.The particle size was 45μm,the content of powder was 85%and the thickness of film was 150 or 200μm.LYYL-500N high-grade type microcomputer control pressure tes-ting machine was used to conduct program control loading with speed of 0.1,0.5 and 1.0 mm/min.Values of impedance,Z,under pressure stress were measured by TH2816LCR digital bridge with 1 and 50 kHz.The pa-per study the effect of loading speed,testing frequency,film thickness and testing temperature on force-sensi-tive properties.The results show the force-sensitive stability property was best,when the loading speed was 0. 1 mm/min.The sensitivity (|k|)of composite films increase firstly then decrease with the increasing stress during loading process,while it increase with the decreasing stress during uploading process.While the fre-quency was 1 kHz,the force-sensitive sensitivity of composite films are better than 50 kHz.The force-sensitive sensitivity of 200μm process are superior to 150μm.The higher temperature is,the better sensitivity of com-posite film is.%以粒径为45μm 的 Fe73.5 Cu1 Nb3 Si13.5 B9非晶粉体为复合相,丁基橡胶为基体相,利用模压成型法制备了粉体含量为85%、厚度为150和200μm 的复合薄膜。采用LYYL-500N高档型微机控制压力试验机对薄膜试样进行连续加载/卸载实验(速度分别为0.1,0.5和1.0 mm/min),用 TH2816LCR 数字电桥测试频率1和50 kHz下薄膜的阻抗Z 值。研究了加载/卸载速度、测试频率、薄膜厚度和环境温度对 Fe-CuNbSiB粉体/丁基橡胶力敏特性的影响。研究表明,复合薄膜在v=0.1 mm/min 时,其重复性最好,在加载过程中,应力灵敏度|k|值随着应力的增大呈现先增大后减小的变化趋势,卸载过程中,|k|值随着应力的逐渐减小而增大。在1 kHz测试频率下复合薄膜的力敏灵敏度高于50 k

  9. Structure, grain connectivity and pinning of as-deformed commercial MgB2 powder in Cu and Fe/Cu sheaths

    Single-core MgB2 wires and tapes have been made by the powder-in-tube (PIT) method using commercial MgB2 powder (Alfa Aesar). Composites have been made using the two-axial rolling process in Cu and/or Fe/Cu sheaths. Alternative deformations by wire drawing, rotary swaging and cold isostatic pressing have been applied to PIT wires and tapes. Current-voltage characteristics and transport current densities in the self-field and in the external field were measured. It was found that the grain connectivity of ex situ MgB2 is affected by the applied sheath and the mode of deformation. Two-axial rolling has generated the highest powder density resulting in the best grain connectivity. The highest transport current densities of 8700 A cm-2 and 55 830 A cm-2 were measured for Cu and Fe/Cu sheathed square wires, respectively. Cold isostatic pressing at 1.5 GPa has increased current density and n-exponent, which suggests an improvement in grain connectivity. It was found that the external pressure improves the inter-grain connectivity but decreases the pinning in MgB2 cores. (author)

  10. Transmission Mössbauer spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction studies on the structure of nanocrystalline Fe-Cu-Si-B alloys

    Liu, X. D.; Lu, K.; Hu, Z. Q.; Ding, B. Z.; Zhu, J.; Jiang, J.

    1994-04-01

    Nanocrystalline Fe-Cu-Si-B alloys with grain sizes of 25-90 nm were synthesized by crystallization of the amorphous alloy. Two nanocrystalline phases of α-Fe(Si) and Fe2B were observed in all tested samples. Transmission Mössbauer spectroscopy investigation on the structure of nanocrystalline Fe-Cu-Si-B alloys showed that Si atoms are completely and substitutionally dissolved in Fe bcc lattice and the arrangement of the Si atoms in the α-Fe(Si) phase shows short range order (SRO), whereas 8.5-9.7 at. % of the B atoms were found as Fe2B and the remainder were located in the interfaces. When grains grow larger, the arrangement of the Si atoms in the α-Fe(Si) phase changes. Interestingly, x-ray diffraction results reveal that the lattice constant of α-Fe(Si) phase decreases rapidly with grain coarsening. Based on the thermodynamic analysis, the changes in the lattice constant of the α-Fe(Si) phase and SRO of Si atoms in bcc Fe lattices were attributed to the lattice expansion as a result of the variation of vacancy concentration in α-Fe(Si) solid solution. Meanwhile, owing to the interface contribution, the alloy with small grain size is found to exhibit large values of half linewidth (HLW) and isomer shift (IS) in the Mössbauer spectra. The results from electrical resistivity measurements agree and confirm the strong effects of the lattice distortion and interfaces.

  11. Experimental investigation of inhomogeneities, nanoscopic phase separation, and magnetism in arc melted Fe-Cu metals with equal atomic ratio of the constituents

    Hassnain Jaffari, G.; Aftab, M.; Anjum, D. H.; Cha, Dongkyu; Poirier, Gerald; Ismat Shah, S.

    2015-12-01

    Composition gradient and phase separation at the nanoscale have been investigated for arc-melted and solidified with equiatomic Fe-Cu. Diffraction studies revealed that Fe and Cu exhibited phase separation with no trace of any mixing. Microscopy studies revealed that immiscible Fe-Cu form dense bulk nanocomposite. The spatial distribution of Fe and Cu showed existence of two distinct regions, i.e., Fe-rich and Cu-rich regions. Fe-rich regions have Cu precipitates of various sizes and different shapes, with Fe forming meshes or channels greater than 100 nm in size. On the other hand, the matrix of Cu-rich regions formed strips with fine strands of nanosized Fe. Macromagnetic response of the system showed ferromagnetic behavior with a magnetic moment being equal to about 2.13 μB/ Fe atom and a bulk like negligible value of coercivity over the temperature range of 5-300 K. Anisotropy constant has been calculated from various laws of approach to saturation, and its value is extracted to be equal to 1350 J/m3. Inhomogeneous strain within the Cu and Fe crystallites has been calculated for the (unannealed) sample solidified after arc-melting. Annealed sample also exhibited local inhomogeneity with removal of inhomogeneous strain and no appreciable change in magnetic character. However, for the annealed sample phase separated Fe exhibited homogenous strain.

  12. Models of Al-, Fe-, Cu- and Zr-alloys corrosion based on thermodynamic estimates of corrosion product solubilities in water coolants of nuclear power units

    In this report an effort is made to provide thermodynamic explanation of the data on the corrosion of Fe-, Cu-, Zr- and Al-based construction materials in water-cooled circuits of NPPs at concrete water chemistry conditions. Physicochemical models of corrosion in chemically desalinized water are also presented using a complete set of equilibrium conditions in the system CPs - water coolant. At the 1st stage of the problem solution the solubility was defined for the system 'corrosion products (MenOm; Me(OH)k)) - water (H2O) - gas (H2, O2) - additives (HCl, KOH) for pH correction' in the range of 25-350degC. The 2nd stage of our work includes the formation of the database on the kinetics and rate of metal corrosion in water - parabolic uniform process for Fe-, Cu- and Al-alloys; linear 'post-transitional' process for Zr-alloys. The results obtained allow to establish a correlation between the corrosion parameters and the equilibrium solubility of that phase of CPs which remains stable during corrosion tests. (author)

  13. Crystal structure and Moessbauer spectroscopy of Y2SrFeCuO6.5, a double layer perovskite intergrowth phase

    The crystal structure of Y2SrFeCuO6.5 was determined from single-crystal X-ray and neutron powder diffraction studies. Mr = 488.81, orthorhombic, Ibam, a = 5.4036(8)[5.4149(1)] angstrom, b = 10.702(1)[10.7244(1)] angstrom, c = 20.250(2)[20.2799(2)] angstrom; values in square brackets are neutron data. V = 1171.0(4), Z = 8, Dx = 5.544 g cm-3, λ = 0.71069 angstrom, μ = 345.1 cm-1, R = 0.048 for 567 observed reflections. The Fe/Cu atoms occupy randomly the approximate center of oxygen pyramids. The pyramids share the apical oxygen and articulate laterally by corner sharing of oxygen to form a double pyramidal layer perpendicular to c. The pyramidal slabs are separated by double layers of Y that are in 7-fold coordination to oxygen, forming a defect fluorite unit. Moessbauer spectra indicate a unique iron environment and magnetic ordering at about 265 K. The paramagnetic phase coexists with the magnetic phase over an approximate temperature range 300-263 K, characteristic of magnetic ordering in 2-D magnetic structures

  14. Understanding of copper precipitation under electron or ion irradiations in FeCu0.1 wt% ferritic alloy by combination of experiments and modelling

    This work is dedicated to the understanding of the basic processes involved in the formation of copper enriched clusters in low alloyed FeCu binary system (FeCu0.1 wt%) under irradiation at temperature close to 300 deg. C. Such an alloy was irradiated with electrons or with ions (Fe+ or He+) in order to deconvolute the effect of displacement cascades and the associated generation of point defect clusters (ion irradiations), and the super-saturation of mono-vacancies and self-interstitial atoms (electron irradiation). The microstructure of this alloy was characterised by tomographic atom probe. Experimental results were compared with results obtained with cluster dynamic model giving an estimation of the evolution of point defects (free or agglomerated) under irradiation on the one hand and describing homogeneous enhanced precipitation of copper on the other hand. The comparison between the results obtained on the different irradiation conditions and the model suggests that the point defect clusters (dislocation loops and/or nano-voids) created in displacement cascades play a major role in copper clustering in low copper alloy irradiated at 573 K

  15. Experimental investigation of inhomogeneities, nanoscopic phase separation, and magnetism in arc melted Fe-Cu metals with equal atomic ratio of the constituents

    Hassnain Jaffari, G.

    2015-12-16

    Composition gradient and phase separation at the nanoscale have been investigated for arc-melted and solidified with equiatomic Fe-Cu. Diffraction studies revealed that Fe and Cu exhibited phase separation with no trace of any mixing. Microscopy studies revealed that immiscible Fe-Cu form dense bulk nanocomposite. The spatial distribution of Fe and Cu showed existence of two distinct regions, i.e., Fe-rich and Cu-rich regions. Fe-rich regions have Cu precipitates of various sizes and different shapes, with Fe forming meshes or channels greater than 100 nm in size. On the other hand, the matrix of Cu-rich regions formed strips with fine strands of nanosized Fe. Macromagnetic response of the system showed ferromagnetic behavior with a magnetic moment being equal to about 2.13 μB/Fe atom and a bulk like negligible value of coercivity over the temperature range of 5–300 K. Anisotropy constant has been calculated from various laws of approach to saturation, and its value is extracted to be equal to 1350 J/m3. Inhomogeneous strain within the Cu and Fe crystallites has been calculated for the (unannealed) sample solidified after arc-melting. Annealed sample also exhibited local inhomogeneity with removal of inhomogeneous strain and no appreciable change in magnetic character. However, for the annealed sample phase separated Fe exhibited homogenous strain.

  16. Continuous Bulk FeCuC Aerogel with Ultradispersed Metal Nanoparticles: An Efficient 3D Heterogeneous Electro-Fenton Cathode over a Wide Range of pH 3-9.

    Zhao, Hongying; Qian, Lin; Guan, Xiaohong; Wu, Deli; Zhao, Guohua

    2016-05-17

    Novel iron-copper-carbon (FeCuC) aerogel was fabricated through a one-step process from metal-resin precursors and then activated with CO2 and N2 in environmentally friendly way. The activated FeCuC aerogel was applied in a heterogeneous electro-Fenton (EF) process and exhibited higher mineralization efficiency than homogeneous EF technology. High total organic carbon (TOC) removal of organic pollutants with activated FeCuC aerogel was achieved at a wide range of pH values (3-9). The chemical oxygen demand (COD) of real dyeing wastewater was below China's discharge standard after 30 min of treatment, and the specific energy consumption was low (9.2 kW·h·kg(-1)COD(-1)), corresponding to a power consumption of only ∼0.34 kW·h per ton of wastewater. The enhanced mineralization efficiency of FeCuC aerogel was mostly attributable to ultradispersed metallic Fe-Cu nanoparticles embedded in 3D carbon matrix and the CO2-N2 treatment. The CO2 activation enhanced the accessibility of the aerogel's pores, and the secondary N2 activation enlarged the porosity and regenerated the ultradispersed zerovalent iron (Fe(0)) with reductive carbon. Cu(0) acted as a reduction promoter for interfacial electron transfer. Moreover, activated FeCuC aerogel presented low iron leaching (<0.1 ppm) in acidic solution and can be molded into different sizes with high flexibility. Thus, this material could be used as a low-cost cathode and efficient heterogeneous EF technology for actual wastewater treatment. PMID:27082750

  17. Determination of total proteins and lipids, ash, humidity, macro (Ca, Mg, K) and micro (Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn) elements in varieties of soybeans [Glycine Max (L.) Merrill] not transgenics and transgenics

    Dimas Augusto Morozin Zaia; Cristiane Novacki; Neide Kiyoko Kondo Kamizake

    2006-01-01

    In the present paper three strains (EMBR-59, BRS-133, BRS-137) of soybean [Glycine Max (L.) Merrill] with their transgenic varieties (EMBR-59-RR, BRS-133-RR, BRS-137-RR), were analyzed. The following determinations were carried out in all samples: total proteins and lipids, ash, humidity, macro (Ca, Mg, K) and micro (Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn) elements. The results showed that the concentrations of total proteins, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, and Mn in all samples were not statistically different among themselves (S...

  18. Iron Oxide-Supported Copper Oxide Nanoparticles (Nanocat-Fe-CuO): Magnetically Recyclable Catalysts for the Synthesis of Pyrazole Derivatives, 4-Methoxyaniline, and Ullmann-type Condensation Reactions

    An efficient and benign protocol is reported for the synthesis of 4-methoxyaniline, medicinally important pyrazole derivatives, and Ullmann-type condensation reaction using magnetically separable and reusable magnetite-supported copper (nanocat-Fe-CuO) nanoparticles under mild co...

  19. Evaluation of the heavy metals Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and Pb in water penny wort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides) from the upper course of the Lerma River, Mexico

    The Lerma river is one of the most polluted water bodies in Mexico, it presents low biodiversity and lets grow up aquatic plants resistant to the pollution. The aim of this work was to evaluate the concentration and bioaccumulation factors of Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and Pb in aerial and submerged structures of water penny wort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides) from the upper course of the Lerma river. Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry was used to determine the concentration of heavy metals in water and H. ranunculoides. Results show that the bioaccumulation factors of Fe and Zn were higher than those of Cu, Mn, Cr and Pb; with the exception of Zn, bioaccumulation factors were higher in the submerged structures of the plant, which shows low mobility of analyzed metals. As a result of this study H. ranunculoides can be considered as good indicator of metal pollution in water bodies. (Author)

  20. Structural properties of amorphous and nanocrystallized Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B and Fe-Gd-Cu-Nb-Si-B ribbons

    The influence of Gd addition on the structural properties of Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B nanocrystallized and amorphous alloys is studied. The crystallization temperature increases and the microstructure of the annealed samples changes. Gd addition induces the formation of Gd-Fe-B phases. In fully crystallized Fe-Gd-Cu-Nb-Si-B alloys the α-Fe(Si), Fe-Nb-B, Gd3Fe62B14 and Gd1.1Fe4B4 phases are observed. The evolution of the microstructure is followed as a function of the cumulative effects of annealing time and temperature. The results suggest the transformation of the metastable Gd3Fe62B14 phase into Gd1.1Fe4B4 and α-Fe. The hyperfine parameters of the Gd3Fe62B14 Moessbauer contribution are reported. (orig.)

  1. Structural relaxation and crystallisation processes in FeCu1XSi13B9 (X=Mo, Cr, Zr) amorphous alloys

    The main aim of the paper was to study the influence of 1 h annealing (temperature range 300aa) and magnetic permeability μ(Ta) determined at room temperature. The observed dependence of Δμ/μ (Ta) is in agreement with models proposed by Allia- Vinai and Kronmueller and can be related to processes of coagulation and disappearance of microvoids (the intensity of magnetic after-effect is proportional to the amount of microvoids). It has been shown that for the amorphous alloys of type FeCu1XSi13B9 (X=Mo, Cr, Zr) magnetic properties can be optimised by applying the well-defined thermal treatment causing a formation of nanocrystalline phase

  2. Investigation of the structure and properties of the titanium alloy of the Ti-Al-Mo-V-Fe-Cu-Zr-Sn system

    The alloys of martensitic type in the Ti-Al-Mo-V-Fe-Cu-Zr-Sn system after heat treatment are investigated. To determine the composition of the titanium alloy methods of mathematical planning of the experiment are applied. Results of mechanical tests of the alloys are presented, as well as coefficients of models for the properties, calculated according to these data. The investigation establishes the composition of a high-strength titanium alloy of a martensitic type, containing 4.5-60 % Al, 2.0-4.0 % Mo, 0.5-1.9 % V, 0.3-1.5 % Fe, 0.3-1.5 % Cu, 1.5-3.0 % Sn, 2.0-4.0 % Zr. The semiproducts, produced by deformation in β-field, after heat treatment have an ultimate strength >=120 kg/mm2, satisfactory ductility and reliability. The alloy possesses rather a high heat resistance and can be operated at 400-500 deg C

  3. Determination of total proteins and lipids, ash, humidity, macro (Ca, Mg, K and micro (Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn elements in varieties of soybeans [Glycine Max (L. Merrill] not transgenics and transgenics

    Dimas Augusto Morozin Zaia

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper three strains (EMBR-59, BRS-133, BRS-137 of soybean [Glycine Max (L. Merrill] with their transgenic varieties (EMBR-59-RR, BRS-133-RR, BRS-137-RR, were analyzed. The following determinations were carried out in all samples: total proteins and lipids, ash, humidity, macro (Ca, Mg, K and micro (Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn elements. The results showed that the concentrations of total proteins, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, and Mn in all samples were not statistically different among themselves (Student-Newman-Keuls-SNKp>0.05. The concentrations of total lipids, humidity, ash and K were statistically different (SNKp0.05. The concentration of Zn showed values statistically different (SNKp<0.05 between BRS-137 and its transgenic variety BRS-137-RR.

  4. Changes of Fe matrix lattice constant during liquid phase sintering of Fe-Cu-C compacts by x-ray diffraction techniques

    The dissolution of graphite and copper during sintering of PM steels prepared from iron, copper and graphite powder mixes were studied using X-Ray Diffraction method. This paper present the investigation carried out to study the changes of iron's lattice constant during liquid phase sintering of the compacts. The electrical conductivity measurement method was also used for determining the extent of carbon and copper dissolution and its influence on the formation of sintered compacts. In the experiment, the Fe-Cu-C powders were compacted into a pellets using hand press machine and were then sintered in a 5% H2 + 95% N2 gas atmosphere at different sintering temperature in the range of 400 degree C and 1200 degree C. The effect of sintering parameters on the mechanical properties of the sintered compacts was studied to find a correlation between mechanical behaviour, microstructure, and the resistivity in order to develop nondestructive testing method. It was observed that measurement of Fe matrix lattice constant and electrical conductivity of sintered compacts could be a viable method in studying all stages of sintering process. (Author)

  5. Formation of oxide nanotubes via oxidation of Fe, Cu and Ni nanowires and their structural stability: Difference in formation and shrinkage behavior of interior pores

    Nakamura, R., E-mail: rnakamur@sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp [Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Matsubayashi, G. [Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Tsuchiya, H.; Fujimoto, S. [Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Nakajima, H. [Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan)

    2009-10-15

    Changes in the morphology of Fe, Cu and Ni nanowires with a diameter of 55 nm during oxidation at 423-923 K were studied by transmission electron microscopy. Oxide nanotubes with a cylindrical interior pore of uniform diameter were formed after the oxidation of Fe and Cu nanowires in air at 573 and 423 K, respectively, while the Ni nanowires became bamboo-like nanowires of NiO with separate interior voids after oxidation at 673-773 K. Oxide nanotubes of Fe and Cu and the bamboo structures of NiO showed a tendency to shrink into solid oxide nanowires after annealing at higher temperatures in air. In the shrinking process of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanotubes, however, an array of additional nanovoids was observed along the inner wall of the nanotubes, suggesting the formation of a duplex porous nanostructure. This can be explained by the recombination of vacancies diffusing outward from the inner cylindrical pore.

  6. Sodium, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, and Zn concentrations in molluscs from the Magellan Strait (Chile): their contribution to dietary intake.

    España, M S Astorga; Rodríguez, E M Rodríguez; Romero, C Díaz

    2005-08-01

    The concentrations of the essential metals Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, and Zn were determined in 126 specimens of molluscs belonging to five different species: Mytilus chilensis, n=47; Nacella deaurata, n=65; Aulacomya ater, n=4; Fissurella picta, n=4; Acanthina monodon, n=6, collected from the coastline of the Magellan Strait. Significant differences were obtained among the mean metal concentrations in the mollusc species considered. The contribution to the dietary daily intake of these metals for the consumption of one serving of these molluscs was high, especially the contribution to the Fe intake for the consumption of N. deaurata. Some significant differences were observed among the mean concentrations for the studied metals according to the zone of sampling. The influence of the zone of sampling on the mean concentration of metals in N. deaurata was higher than in M. chilensis. The application of lineal discriminant analysis (LDA) made it possible to differentiate statistically between specimens according to the mollusc species. Within the each mollusc species, the LDA helped to identify specimens according to the zone of sampling and weight/length ratio. PMID:16236595

  7. Optimisation of soft magnetic properties in Fe-Cu-X-Si13B9 (X=Cr, Mo, Zr) amorphous alloys

    In the present paper a group of Fe-Cu-X-Si13B9 (X=Cr, Mo, Zr) amorphous alloys has been examined by applying different experimental techniques--magnetic permeability, magnetic after-effect, coercive force and electrical resistivity measurements. It has been shown that their soft magnetic properties can be optimised by 1-h thermal annealing at the temperature close to the crystallisation temperature. This leads to an increase of permeability and a decrease of coercive force, thermal instability (magnetic after-effect intensity) and electrical resistivity of the material. The optimisation effect is discussed in terms of different processes--(i) a formation of a nanocrystalline phase with the grain size much smaller than the ferromagnetic exchange length, (ii) an annealing out of microvoids formed during the fabrication process and also (iii) a decrease of the effective magnetostriction constant. The temperature of optimisation annealing treatment is always higher than the Curie temperatures of the materials and varies approximately linearly with the atomic radius of the alloying additions

  8. High-sensitivity planar Hall sensor based on simple gaint magneto resistance NiFe/Cu/NiFe structure for biochip application

    The planar Hall effect (PHE) sensor based on a simple giant magneto resistance (GMR) trilayer structure NiFe/Cu/NiFe has been designed and fabricated successfully using conventional clean room fabrication methods. The PHE sensor is integrated by 24 sensor patterns with dimensions of 50 × 50 μm. Influence of individual layer thickness to sensitivity of sensor has been investigated. Sensitivity and planar Hall voltage increases with the decrease of Cu-layer thickness. The results are discussed in terms of the reinforcement of the antiferromagnetic interaction between NiFe layers and shunting current through the layer Cu. The optimum configuration has been found in the structure with the Cu-layer of 1 nm. In this case a single planar Hall effect sensor exhibits a high sensitivity of about 8 μV Oe−1 and a maximal of the signal change as large as ▵V ∼ 55 μV. These values are comparable to those of the typical PHE sensor based on complex GMR spin-valve structure. With a high sensitivity and simple structure, this sensor is very promising for practical detection of magnetic beads and identifying multiple biological agents in the environment. (paper)

  9. Influência dos Íons Mg, Ca, Fe, Cu e Zn sobre a tensão superficial estática de soluções contendo surfatante Influence of Mg, Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn Ions on static surface tension of surfactant solutions

    F.M.L. Silva

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a influência da presença de cinco íons em uma calda de pulverização contendo o surfatante Aterbane. A tensão superficial foi analisada por meio da medição da massa de um conjunto de 25 gotas, com quatro repetições constituindo um tratamento. O trabalho foi dividido em duas etapas. Na primeira, os tratamentos foram combinados em esquema fatorial 9x5x2, sendo nove concentrações do surfatante Aterbane (0,01; 0,025; 0,05; 0,1; 0,2; 0,5; 1; 2; e 3%, cinco íons (Mg++, Ca++, Fe+++, Cu+++ e Zn+++ e duas concentrações desses elementos (10 e 100 ppm. Na segunda etapa, os tratamentos foram combinados em esquema fatorial 5x5x1, utilizandose os mesmos cinco elementos (Mg++, Ca++, Fe+++, Cu+++ e Zn+++, em cinco concentrações (1, 5, 20, 50 e 200 ppm, com apenas uma concentração do surfatante Aterbane (0,025%. Outros nove tratamentos permitiram avaliar as tensões superficiais das concentrações do surfatante (0,01; 0,025; 0,05; 0,1; 0,2; 0,5; 1; 2; e 3% sem a adição dos íons. Os resultados mostraram que houve interferência dos íons sobre as soluções, já que, com exceção do Fe+++ (na concentração de 10 e 100 ppm e do Cu+++ (na concentração de 100 ppm, todos os íons reduziram a tensão mínima alcançada e aumentaram a eficiência do surfatante, implicando benefícios à ação do surfatante e sobre as características de possíveis soluções de aplicação. Todos os íons avaliados promoveram reduções nas tensões superficiais de soluções do surfatante na concentração de 0,025%.The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of 5 ions on a spray solution containing the surfactant aterbane. Surface tension was analyzed by measuring the mass of a set of 25 drops, with four repetitions constituting a treatment. The work was divided in two stages. In the first, the treatments were arranged in a 9x5x2 factorial design, nine Aterbane concentrations (0.01; 0.025; 0.05; 0.1; 0.2; 0

  10. Evaluation of the heavy metals Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and Pb in water penny wort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides) from the upper course of the Lerma River, Mexico; Evaluacion de los metales pesados Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn y Pb en sombrerillo de agua (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides) del curso alto del Rio Lerma, Mexico

    Zarazua, G.; Avila P, P.; Tejeda, S. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Valdivia B, M.; Macedo M, G. [Instituto Tecnologico de Toluca, Av. Tecnologico s/n, Ex-Rancho La Virgen, 52140 Metepec, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Zepeda G, C., E-mail: graciela.zarazua@inin.gob.mx [Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Cerro de Coatepec s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, 50100 Toluca, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2013-07-01

    The Lerma river is one of the most polluted water bodies in Mexico, it presents low biodiversity and lets grow up aquatic plants resistant to the pollution. The aim of this work was to evaluate the concentration and bioaccumulation factors of Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and Pb in aerial and submerged structures of water penny wort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides) from the upper course of the Lerma river. Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry was used to determine the concentration of heavy metals in water and H. ranunculoides. Results show that the bioaccumulation factors of Fe and Zn were higher than those of Cu, Mn, Cr and Pb; with the exception of Zn, bioaccumulation factors were higher in the submerged structures of the plant, which shows low mobility of analyzed metals. As a result of this study H. ranunculoides can be considered as good indicator of metal pollution in water bodies. (Author)

  11. Characteristics of melt inclusions in skarn minerals from Fe,Cu(Au) and Au(Cu) ore deposits in the region from Daye to Jiujiang

    ZHAO; Bin; (赵斌); ZHAO; Jinsong; (赵劲松); LI; Zhaolin; (李兆麟); ZHANG; Zhongze; (张重泽); PENG; Zhuolun; (彭卓伦)

    2003-01-01

    A vast amount of the melt inclusions and fluid-melt inclusions have been found in skarn minerals from Fe, Cu(Au) and Au(Cu) ore deposits distributed from Daye to Jiujiang along the Yangtze River besides vapor-liquid inclusions. The melt inclusions are many and varied in shape. They mainly consist of crystallized silicate phases (CSi), iron phases (Fe), amorphous silicate phases (ASi) and vapor (V) with different volume percentages, and some of them contain several crystallized silicate phases. These melt inclusion sizes are commonly (10-46)×(6-15) μm2. A difference between the fluid-melt inclusions and melt inclusions is that the liquid phase appears in the former and their homogenization temperatures are lower than the latter. We measured the homogenization temperatures of the melt inclusions, fluid-melt inclusions and fluid inclusions in ten thin sections from eight ore deposits on Leitz microscope heating stage 1350 which was made in Germany. Forty-eight homogenization temperature values have been obtained. Among them, thirty-nine values are homogenization temperatures of the melt inclusions in garnet and pyroxene from skarns, two values are homogenization temperatures of fluid-melt inclusions, others belong to the fluid inclusions. Melt inclusions in garnet and pyroxene have homogenization temperatures of 890-1115℃. Fluid-melt inclusions have homogenization temperatures of 745-750℃. Homogenization temperatures of fluid inclusions are between 580℃ and 675℃. The average of thirty- nine homogenization temperatures for the melt inclusions is 1029.9℃. Wethink studied skarns to be magmatic genesis on the basis of available data relative to the characteristic features of phase states within the melt inclusions and the fluid melt inclusions and their homogenization temperatures.

  12. Positive feedback between strain localization and fluid flow at the ductile-brittle transition leading to Pb-Zn-Fe-Cu-Ag ore deposits in Lavrion (Greece)

    Scheffer, Christophe; Tarantola, Alexandre; Vanderhaeghe, Olivier

    2016-04-01

    At the crustal scale, the ductile-brittle transition (DBT) might correspond to a physical barrier that separates a deep reservoir of metamorphic and magmatic fluids from a shallow reservoir of surficial fluids. Rock rheology, and thus the location of the DBT, is mainly governed by lithology, temperature and the presence/absence of fluids. Accordingly, the position of the DBT potentially evolves during orogenic evolution owing to thermal evolution and fluid circulation. In turn rocks are transferred across it during burial and exhumation. These processes induce connections between fluid reservoirs which might play a role on ore deposition. In this contribution, we discuss the impact of lithological heterogeneities on deformation, fluid flow and ore deposition based on the example of the Lavrion low-angle top-to-the-SSW detachment accommodating gravitational collapse of the Hellenides orogenic belt in Greece. The Lavrion peninsula, localized along the western boundary of the Attic-Cycladic Metamorphic Core Complex, is characterized by Pb-Zn-Fe-Cu-Ag ore mineralization mainly concentrated along a lithological contact (marble/schists) below and within a detachment shear zone. The mylonitic marble below the detachment shear zone is composed of white layers of pure marble alternating with blue layers containing impurities (SiO2, Al2O3, organic matter…). Development of the mylonitic fabric in competent impure blue marble is associated with its preferred dolomitization related to focused fluid infiltration. This mylonitic marble is cross-cut by several cataclastic horizons preferentially developed within the more competent impure blue marble and newly-crystallized dolomitic horizon. These cataclasites are invaded by fluorite and calcite gangue minerals showing locally Mn, Pb, Zn, Fe oxides and/or hydroxides, sphalerite, Ag-galena, Ag-sulfur and native Ag. Oxygen and carbon stable isotopes performed on marble sections point out decarbonation with magmatic contribution and

  13. Preparation and catalytic property of catalyst in Fe-Cu-Ce/Al2O3 heterogeneous fenton reaction%Fe-Cu-Ce/Al2O3非均相Fenton催化剂的制备及活性研究

    关晓雨; 崔宝臣; 丁龙; 王彧

    2014-01-01

    采用浸渍法制备Fe-Cu-Ce/Al2O3催化剂,探讨了催化剂的制备条件、初始pH值等因素对催化剂活性的影响.研究结果表明:Fe、Cu、Ce总离子浓度0.05 mol/L,n(Fe)∶n(Cu)∶n(Ce)=l∶1∶ 1,前驱体在300℃下焙烧2h,反应初始pH值为5时,该催化剂对甲基橙具有良好的催化性能,反应2h后甲基橙脱色率可达97.99%.且pH=5.0~9.0均可取得良好的降解效果,拓宽了pH适用范围.

  14. Atom probe study of the microstructural evolution induced by irradiation in Fe-Cu ferritic alloys and pressure vessel steels; Etude a la sonde atomique de l`evolution microstructurale sous irradiation d`alliages ferritiques Fe-Cu et d`aciers de cuve REP

    Pareige, P.

    1996-04-01

    Pressure vessel steels used in pressurized water reactors are low alloyed ferritic steels. They may be prone to hardening and embrittlement under neutron irradiation. The changes in mechanical properties are generally supposed to result from the formation of point defects, dislocation loops, voids and/or copper rich clusters. However, the real nature of the irradiation induced-damage in these steels has not been clearly identified yet. In order to improve our vision of this damage, we have characterized the microstructure of several steels and model alloys irradiated with electrons and neutrons. The study was performed with conventional and tomographic atom probes. The well known importance of the effects of copper upon pressure vessel steel embrittlement has led us to study Fe-Cu binary alloys. We have considered chemical aging as well as aging under electron and neutron irradiations. The resulting effects depend on whether electron or neutron irradiations ar used for thus. We carried out both kinds of irradiation concurrently so as to compare their effects. We have more particularly considered alloys with a low copper supersaturation representative of that met with the French vessel alloys (0.1% Cu). Then, we have examined steels used on French nuclear reactor pressure vessels. To characterize the microstructure of CHOOZ A steel and its evolution when exposed to neutrons, we have studied samples from the reactor surveillance program. The results achieved, especially the characterization of neutron-induced defects have been compared with those for another steel from the surveillance program of Dampierre 2. All the experiment results obtained on model and industrial steels have allowed us to consider an explanation of the way how the defects appear and grow, and to propose reasons for their influence upon steel embrittlement. (author). 3 appends.

  15. Determination Of 14 MeV Neutron Activation Cross-Section Of The Short Half-Life Element (Mg, Si, V, Fe, Cu, And Zr) By The Fast Neutron Activation Analysis

    Measurement of the (n, p), (n, α), and (n, 2n) reaction cross-sections of Mg, Si, V, Fe, Cu and Zr at the 14 MeV neutron energy have been done. The measurement of these reaction cross-sections were done by the fast neutron activation analysis method, where the samples were irradiated with 14 MeV neutron from the neutron generator. The gamma -rays emitted from the radioisotope produced by nuclear reaction were counted with the HPGe and the NaI (Tl) detectors. Based on the experimental which has been done the value of the reaction cross-sections of these materials above mentioned were same relatively regarding the literature with smaller error which range 1,82% up to 8,81%. About 63,6% of all cross-sections measured have the error smaller than 3%

  16. 土壤污染的修复方法研究--以表面活性剂强化微米Fe/Cu对有机氯农药的降解为例%The Remediation Method for Contaminated Soil:A Case Study of Degradation of Organochlorine Pesticides by Surfactant-Enhanced Fe/Cu Bimetallic System

    李川; 禹媛; 万金忠; 王新新; 卞师怡; 费菲; 薛建辉

    2015-01-01

    利用Cu作为催化金属与微米铁制成双金属体系处理主要污染物为六六六(HCH)和滴滴涕(DDT)的某污染场地土壤,探讨了不同表面活性剂(鼠李糖脂与Triton X-100(TX-100))对微米Fe/Cu双金属体系降解土壤中有机氯农药的影响。结果表明:相对于空白和只添加零价铁与微米Fe/Cu的三组的稳定,添加了两种表面活性剂的Fe/Cu双金属体系,35 d后土壤氧化还原电位(ORP)随时间呈缓慢上升趋势, Fe/Cu+TX-100至55 d时ORP由–400 mV升高到–300 mV;除Fe/Cu+鼠李糖脂组外,0~25 d内各组土壤pH随时间逐渐升高,从初始的5.0左右提高到6.5~7.2;微米Fe/Cu对污染物的降解效果相比零价铁有提高,鼠李糖脂与TX-100的投加能强化微米Fe/Cu对土壤中HCH和DDT的降解, TX-100的增强效果更为显著。当Fe投加量5%, Cu负载1%, TX-100浓度5 mmoL/L,初始pH 4.5时,处理55d后,α-HCH、γ-HCH、P, P’-DDD和P, P’-DDT的降解去除率达到100%、92.2%、95.7%和85.4%,总污染物去除率为90.0%。%The polluted soil with main pollutants as hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) was dechlorinated using the bimetallic system made of micron iron powder and Cu. And the effects of micron Fe/Cu with surface active agents (rhamnolipid and Triton X-100 (TX-100)) on dechlorination efficiency of polluted soil containing organic-chlorine pesticide were analyzed. The results showed that Oxidation-Reduction Potential(ORP)of polluted soil increased slowly with time 35 d after the addition of micron Fe/Cu, with both surface active agents comparing with micron Fe/Cu only and control experiment. ORP was raised from –400 mV to –300 mV 55 d after the addition of micron Fe/Cu with TX-100; pH increased with time during the first 25 d from 5.0 to 6.5~7.2 except for the addition of micron Fe/Cu with rhamnolipid; the bimetallic system made of micron Fe/Cu had more efficient dechlorination effect relative to zero

  17. Studies on formation and structures of ultrafine Cu precipitates in Fe-Cu model alloys for reactor pressure vessel steels using positron quantum dot confinement in the precipitates by their positron affinity. JAERI's nuclear research promotion program, H11-034 (Contract research)

    Hasegawa, Masayuki; Nagai, Yasuyoshi; Tang, Zheng; Yubuta, Kunio [Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Inst. for Materials Research; Suzuki, Masahide [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment

    2003-03-01

    Positron annihilation experiments on Fe-Cu model dilute alloys of nuclear reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels have been performed after neutron irradiation in JMTR. Nanovoids whose inner surfaces were covered by Cu atoms were clearly observed. The nanovoids transformed to ultrafine Cu precipitates by dissociating their vacancies after annealing at around 400degC. The nanovoids and the ultrafine Cu precipitates are strongly suggested to be responsible for irradiation-induced embrittlement of RPV steels. Effects of Ni, Mn and P addition on the nanovoid and Cu precipitate formations were also studied. The nanovoid formation was enhanced by Ni and P, but suppressed by Mn. The Cu precipitates after annealing around 400degC were almost free from these doping elements and hence were pure Cu in the chemical composition. Furthermore the Fermi surface of the 'embedded' Cu precipitates with a body centered cubic crystal structure was obtained from two dimensional angular correlation of annihilation radiation (2D-ACAR) in a Fe-Cu single crystal and was agreed well with that from a band structure calculation. Theoretical calculation of positron confinement in Fe-Cu model alloys showed that a positron quantum dot state induced by positron affinity is attained for the embedded precipitates larger than 1 nm. A new position sensitive detector with a function of one dimensional angular correlation of annihilation radiation (1D-ACAR) has been developed that enables high resolution experiments over wide ranges of momentum distribution. (author)

  18. Studies on formation and structures of ultrafine Cu precipitates in Fe-Cu model alloys for reactor pressure vessel steels using positron quantum dot confinement in the precipitates by their positron affinity. JAERI's nuclear research promotion program, H11-034 (Contract research)

    Positron annihilation experiments on Fe-Cu model dilute alloys of nuclear reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels have been performed after neutron irradiation in JMTR. Nanovoids whose inner surfaces were covered by Cu atoms were clearly observed. The nanovoids transformed to ultrafine Cu precipitates by dissociating their vacancies after annealing at around 400degC. The nanovoids and the ultrafine Cu precipitates are strongly suggested to be responsible for irradiation-induced embrittlement of RPV steels. Effects of Ni, Mn and P addition on the nanovoid and Cu precipitate formations were also studied. The nanovoid formation was enhanced by Ni and P, but suppressed by Mn. The Cu precipitates after annealing around 400degC were almost free from these doping elements and hence were pure Cu in the chemical composition. Furthermore the Fermi surface of the 'embedded' Cu precipitates with a body centered cubic crystal structure was obtained from two dimensional angular correlation of annihilation radiation (2D-ACAR) in a Fe-Cu single crystal and was agreed well with that from a band structure calculation. Theoretical calculation of positron confinement in Fe-Cu model alloys showed that a positron quantum dot state induced by positron affinity is attained for the embedded precipitates larger than 1 nm. A new position sensitive detector with a function of one dimensional angular correlation of annihilation radiation (1D-ACAR) has been developed that enables high resolution experiments over wide ranges of momentum distribution. (author)

  19. Carbonates-based noble metal-free lean NOx trap catalysts MOx-K2CO3/K2Ti8O17 (M = Ce, Fe, Cu, Co) with superior catalytic performance

    Zhang, Yuxia; You, Rui; Liu, Dongsheng; Liu, Cheng; Li, Xingang; Tian, Ye; Jiang, Zheng; Zhang, Shuo; Huang, Yuying; Zha, Yuqing; Meng, Ming

    2015-12-01

    A series of base metal-based lean NOx trap (LNT) catalysts MOx-K2CO3/K2Ti8O17 (M = Ce, Fe, Cu, Co) were synthesized by successive impregnations and employed for the storage and reduction of NOx in the emissions of lean-burn engines at 350 °C. The XRD and XANES/EXAFS results reveal that the active phases in the corresponding catalysts exist as CeO2, Fe2O3, CuO and Co3O4, respectively. Among all the catalysts, CoOx-K2CO3/K2Ti8O17 exhibits the best performance, which cannot only trap the NOx quickly and completely at lean condition, giving the highest storage capacity (3.32 mmol/g) reported so far, but also reduce the NOx at rich condition, showing a NOx reduction percentage as high as 99.0%. Meanwhile, this catalyst displays an ultralow NOx to N2O selectivity (0.3%) during NOx reduction. The excellent performance of CoOx-K2CO3/K2Ti8O17 results from its largest amount of surface active oxygen species as revealed by XPS, O2-TPD and NO-TPD. HRTEM, FT-IR and CO2-TPD results illustrate that several kinds of K species such as sbnd OK groups, K2O, surface carbonates and bulk or bulk-like carbonates coexist in the catalysts. Based upon the in situ DRIFTS results, the participation of K2CO3 in NOx storage is confirmed, and the predominant NOx storage species is revealed as bidentate nitrites formed via multiple kinetic pathways. The low cost and high catalytic performance of the CoOx-based LNT catalyst make it most promising for the substitution of noble metal-based LNT catalysts.

  20. Studies on formation and structures of ultrafine Cu precipitates in Fe-Cu model alloys for reactor pressure vessel steels using positron quantum dot confinement in the precipitates by their positron affinity. JAERI's nuclear research promotion program, H11-034 (Contract research)

    Hasegawa, M; Suzuki, M; Tang, Z; Yubuta, K

    2003-01-01

    Positron annihilation experiments on Fe-Cu model dilute alloys of nuclear reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels have been performed after neutron irradiation in JMTR. Nanovoids whose inner surfaces were covered by Cu atoms were clearly observed. The nanovoids transformed to ultrafine Cu precipitates by dissociating their vacancies after annealing at around 400degC. The nanovoids and the ultrafine Cu precipitates are strongly suggested to be responsible for irradiation-induced embrittlement of RPV steels. Effects of Ni, Mn and P addition on the nanovoid and Cu precipitate formations were also studied. The nanovoid formation was enhanced by Ni and P, but suppressed by Mn. The Cu precipitates after annealing around 400degC were almost free from these doping elements and hence were pure Cu in the chemical composition. Furthermore the Fermi surface of the 'embedded' Cu precipitates with a body centered cubic crystal structure was obtained from two dimensional angular correlation of annihilation radiation (2D-ACAR) ...

  1. Theoretical Study of Energetic Complexes (Ⅲ): Bis-(5-nitro-2Htetrazolato-N2)tetraammine Cobalt(Ⅲ) Perchlorate (BNCP) and Its Transition Metal (Ni/Fe/Cu/Zn) Perchlorate Analogues

    尚静; 张建国; 张同来; 黄辉胜; 张绍文; 舒远杰

    2012-01-01

    The geometric conformation and electronic structure of bis-(5-nitro-2H-tetrazolato-N2)tetraammine cobalt(Ⅲ) perchlorate and its Ni/Fe/Cu/Zn analogues are studied under the TPSS (Tao-Perdew-Staroverov-Scuseria) levels of density functional theory in order to throw light on the relationship between their energy gaps and impact sensitivity While the perchlorate ions are coordinated with the copper cation, which is different from the other four compounds NBO (Natural bond orbital) analyses indicated that the metal-ligand interaction in the Co complex is covalent, while the others are ionic. The analysis of the electrostatic potential demonstrated that the O atoms from the nitro-tetrazole ring and perchlorate were primarily negative, while the other atoms were positive. The study was also conducted to gain a better understanding of the correlation of the energy gap and impact sensitivity.

  2. 电感耦合等离子体光谱法测定黄铁矿和黄铜矿中的铁铜硫%Determination of Fe, Cu and S in Pyrite and Chalcopyrite Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    马新荣; 王蕾; 温宏利; 巩爱华

    2011-01-01

    The methods of water bath dissolution by aqua regia to open dissolution by acid mixing HC1-HNO3 -HF-HC104 and determine Fe, Cu and S in pyrite and chalcopyrite by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry ( ICP-AES ) are discussed in this paper. By applying a weighting method to prepare standard solutions, the error caused by scale reading can be greatly reduced during the dilution step. The advantages of using the water bath dissolution by aqua regia method include reduced digestion time, reduced amount of reagent addition and simple analytical processing. When Fe combines with Si in sulfide ore, it cannot be dissolved by aqua regia, yet it can when using open dissolution by acid mixing. The optimal spectrum lines were selected to determine high concentration of Fe, Cu and S ( x%-xx% ) with dilution factor of 1000. Both sample preparation methods are simple to operate and attain good accuracy and precision. The method was validated by the national standard materials of GBW 07267 ( pyrite ) and GBW 07268 ( chalcopyrite ). The accuracy ( RE ) and precision ( RSD, n =5 ) of Fe and Cu were less than 2%. However, accuracy and precision for S was lower when using the method of open dissolution by acid mixing, yielding a RE and RSD of -9.48% and - 18% , respectively. The short period stability of GBW 07267 and GBW 07268 was tested by 10 continuous determinations using the method of water bath dissolution with aqua regia; the RSD being less than 2.%样品用王水水浴和HCl-HNO3-HF-HClO4敞开酸溶两种溶矿方式分解,电感耦合等离子体发射光谱法(ICP-AES)测定黄铜矿和黄铁矿中铁、铜、硫.应用称重法配制标准溶液,明显地降低了在标准溶液在逐级稀释过程中由于体积读数等原因产生的误差.样品用王水水浴分解,消解时间短,试剂加入量少,分析步骤简单;由于硫化矿石中Fe的一部分可能与Si结合,王水无法将其全部溶解,对于Fe的测定采用混合酸敞开酸溶.

  3. 王水溶样-电感耦合等离子体发射光谱法同时测定铁铜铅锌硫化物矿石中8个元素%Simultaneous Determination of 8 Elemental Components of Fe, Cu, Zn and Pb in Sulfide Ores by ICP-AES with Aqua Regia Digestion

    温宏利; 马生凤; 马新荣; 王蕾; 范凡; 巩爱华

    2011-01-01

    建立了王水溶样-电感耦合等离子体发射光谱法同时测定铁、铜、铅、锌硫化物矿中Cu、Pb、Zn、As、Ag、Cd、Hg和Mo等8个元素的分析方法.确定了方法的溶矿及测定条件,用国家一级标准物质GBW07162(多金属贫矿石)和GBW07164(多金属矿石)进行精密度实验,除个别元素外,大多数的元素精密度(RSD,n=11)小于5%,准确度(RE)小于10%.通过一系列硫化物矿石标准物质进行方法验证,检测结果基本都在标准值的误差范围内,符合地质矿产开发的要求.方法简单,同时测定元素较多,线性范围宽,检出限低,尤其有利于硫化物矿石中的亲硫元素As、Ag、Hg的分析,实用性强.%A method is presented in this paper for examining sulphide ores, in order to determine Cu, Pb, Zn, As, Ag, Cd, Hg and Mo within Fe, Cu, Pb and Zn contained in the ores. This method utilizes Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry ( ICP-AES) with aqua regia digestion. The technique for sample dissolution and measuring conditions is also presented. The accuracy and precision of the method were examined by analyzing reference materials GBW07162 (multi-metal lean ore) and GBW07164 (multi-metal ore). The test results indicate that the relative standard deviation ( RSD, n = 11) of most elemental components is less than 5% and the accuracy (RE) is less than 10% for most elements. The method was validated by different reference materials and the results were in good agreement with the certified values, thereby meeting the requirements of mineral exploitation. The method has the advantage of providing a simple, simultaneous determination of multiple elements, along with having a wide linearity range and low detection limit, especially for the determination of As, Ag and Hg.

  4. GMI in FeCuNbSiB/Cu multilayers

    Correa, M.A. [Departamento de Fisica, CCNE, UFSM, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil)]. E-mail: mmacorrea@gmail.com; Viegas, A.D.C. [Departamento de Fisica, CCNE, UFSM, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil); Silva, R.B. da [Departamento de Fisica, CCNE, UFSM, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil); Andrade, A.M.H. de [Departamento de Fisica, CCNE, UFSM, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil); Sommer, R.L. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2006-10-01

    Very high magnetoimpedance (MI) measured at frequencies up to 1.8 GHz in single and multilayered thin films with composition Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} and (Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}+Cu) are reported. The magnetic properties of both systems are also compared. MI ratio as high as 300% for the multilayered samples were obtained.

  5. Induced anisotropy in nanocrystalline FeCuNbSiB

    The kinetics of induced anisotropy Kind was studied in nanocrystalline Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9, as well as in the amorphous precursor and in amorphous Fe78B13Si9. The nanocrystalline alloy was produced from the precursor by annealing at 813 K for 1 h and possessed an average FeSi grain size of 13 nm, as determined from x-ray diffraction. Annealing in a 0.2 T field at 723--773 K, above Tc of the amorphous phase, resulted in low values of Kind. The data were compared to the micromagnetic theory of Kronmueller to determine activation energy spectra. Kind for the nanocrystalline alloy is well described by this theory, however, with an activation energy spectrum that is much narrower than for the amorphous alloys. The limiting value of the anisotropy is K∞ ∼ 13 J/m3 consistent with that expected for the anisotropy in Fe-20at%.Si with the DO3 structure

  6. Relation between Charpy impact properties and magnetism in thermally aged Fe-Cu model alloys

    This study demonstrates the possibility of applying magnetic methods to pressure vessel surveillance for irradiation embrittlement at nuclear power plants. Charpy impact test and magnetic hesteresis measurement were preformed on thermally aged Fe-1.0wt%Cu model alloys with and without pre-deformation. DBTT increased with increasing aging time. However, magnetic hysteresis parameters showed nonmonotonical changes. The phenomena are discussed in terms of Cu precipitation behavior and dislocation structure. (author)

  7. Coil-less fluxgate effect in CoNiFe/Cu wire electrodeposited under torsion

    Co19Ni49.6Fe31.4 layer was electrodeposited onto a twisted Cu wire and helical anisotropy was induced in the magnetic Co19Ni49.6Fe31.4 shell. The magnetic and coil-less fluxgate (CF) properties are presented. The Co19Ni49.6Fe31.4/Cu wire, produced at zero torsional strain, shows a CF output of nearly zero. The samples produced under torsional strains of 29.5π and 59π rad/m show a linear change in CF output in the low-frequency range. At higher frequencies the CF output shows two linear ranges. A maximum sensitivity of 150V/T is observed at 20 kHz driving-current frequency and 67 mA driving current for a wire produced under 59π rad/m torsional strain. It is also found that the slope of the CF curve depends on the direction of induced anisotropy. - Highlights: → Co19Ni49.6Fe31.4/Cu composite wire with helical anisotropy was produced by applying torsion to Cu wire during the electrodeposition process. → Sensitivity of coil-less fluxgate sensor increases with increasing torsion. → The slope of the coil-less fluxgate curve depends on the direction of induced anisotropy.

  8. Pressure stress-impedance effect in FeCuNbSiB amorphours ribbons

    2009-01-01

    The stress-impedance effect in Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9 (at%) ribbons is measured to investigate the influences of vacuum annealing and pressure stress. The results can be explained by the influence of induced anisotropy in the magnetization processes at the chosen drive current frequency of 90 MHz. The maximum SI% value of the ribbon annealed at 300 ℃ is 2.52%.

  9. Highly Efficient Synthesis of Clean Biofuels from Biomass Using FeCuZnAIK Catalyst

    Song-bai Qiu; Yong Xu; Tong-qi Ye; Fei-yan Gong; Zhi Yang; Mitsuo Yamamoto; Yong Liu; Quan-xin Li

    2011-01-01

    Highly efficient synthesis of clean biofuels using the bio-syngas obtained from biomass gasification was performed over Fe1.5Cu1Zn1Al1K0.117 catalyst.The maximum biofuel yield from the bio-syngas reaches about 1.59 kg biofuels/(kgcatal·h) with a contribution of 0.57 kg alcohols/(kgcatal·h) and 1.02 kg liquid hydrocarbons/(kgcatal·h).The alcohol products in the resulting biofuels were dominated by the C2+ alcohols (mainly C2-C6 alcohols) with a content of 73.55%-89.98%.The selectivity of the liquid hydrocarbons (C5+) in the hydrocarbon products ranges from 60.37% to 70.94%.The synthesis biofuels also possess a higher heat value of 40.53-41.49 MJ/kg.The effects of the synthesis conditions,including temperature,pressure,and gas hourly space velocity,on the biofuel synthesis were investigated in detail.The catalyst features were characterized by inductively coupled plasma and atomic emission spectroscopy,X-ray diffraction,temperature programmed reduction,and the N2 adsorption-desorption isotherms measurements.The present biofuel synthesis with a higher biofuel yield and a higher selectivity of liquid hydrocarbons and C2+ alcohols may be a potentially useful route to produce clean biofuels and chemicals from biomass.

  10. Ion beam induced percolation clustering in Al-Fe-Cu films

    The concept of percolation can be applied to describe many phase transition problems and various disordered systems. An infinite percolation cluster at percolation threshold (Pc) is one of the most prominent fractal system. The fractal structure of the percolation clusters makes it possible to connect the universal exponents in percolation transition and the geometrical scaling quantities, like fractal dimensions Df. Increasing interest has recently been attractive to produce and study the ideal two-dimensional (2D) percolation films, which usually composed of a random mixture of crystalline and amorphous phases. In this paper, the authors report the direct observation of a percolation cluster consisting of two amorphous phases induced in thin solid films during crystalline-to-amorphous phase transformation by ion irradiation

  11. Magnetic properties of nanocrystalline FeCuNbSiB with huge creep induced anisotropy

    Herzer, Giselher; Budinsky, Viktoria; Polak, Christian, E-mail: gherzer@googlemail.com [Development Rapid Solidification Technology, Vacuumschmelze GmbH and Co. KG, D-63450 Hanau (Germany)

    2011-01-01

    Ribbons of originally amorphous Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 15.5}B{sub 7} have been annealed under tensile stress for about 4 seconds at temperatures between 450{sup 0}C and 750{sup 0}C. Under such short time conditions the optimum nanocrystalline state is achieved for annealing temperatures between 600{sup 0}C and 720{sup 0}C. This is about 100{sup 0}C higher than in more conventional heat treatments with annealing times in the order of an hour. The stress annealed ribbons reveal an almost perfectly linear hysteresis loop and a transverse domain pattern with zigzag domain walls characteristic for a magnetic easy plane perpendicular to the stress axis. The induced magnetic anisotropy increases proportional to the annealing stress and is comparable to that obtained after more prolonged annealing. We succeeded to induce anisotropy constants as high as K{sub u} {approx} 12 kJ/m{sup 3} which even exceed the local magneto-crystalline anisotropy (K{sub 1} {approx} 8 kJ/m{sup 3}) of the crystalline Fe-Si phase. Nonetheless, the coercivity is still as small as H{sub c} {approx} 8 A/m. This is to be compared to H{sub c} {approx} 0.5 A/m for field annealed samples where K{sub u} ({approx} 20 J/m{sup 3}) is smaller by more than two orders of magnitude. The behaviour of H{sub c} can be understood within the framework of the random anisotropy model.

  12. Study on Catalytic Wet Oxidation of H2S into Sulfur on Fe/Cu Catalyst

    2006-01-01

    A wet catalytic oxidation at room temperature was investigated with solution containing ferric, ferrous and cupric ions for H2S removal. The experiments were carried out in a two step process,and the results obtained show that the removal efficiency of H2S can always reach 100% in a 300 mm scrubbing column with four sieve plates, and the regeneration of ferric ions in 200 mm bubble column can match the consumed ferric species in absorption. Removal of H2S, production of elemental sulfur and regeneration of ferric, cupric ions can all be accomplished at the same time. No raw material is consumed except O2 in flue gas or air, the process has no secondary pollution and no problem of catalyst degradation and congestion.

  13. High-quality Ni-Fe/Cu multilayer films with antiferromagnetic coupling

    We report structural and magnetic properties of Ni83Fe17/Cu multilayer films with various buffer layer and sublayer thicknesses of copper dCu and Permalloy dPy deposited by face-to-face sputtering. The following features prove a good quality of our films: a wall-layered structure, complete antiferromagnetic coupling with a low coupling strength (2 x 10-5 J/m2 for dCu = 1 nm and 10-6 J/m2 for dCu = 2.1 nm) and a low coercive field with make them attractive for possible applications as giant magnetoresistance sensors. (author)

  14. Thermal Stability of CoFe/Cu/CoFe/IrMn Top Spin Valve

    ZHOU Guang-Hong; WANG Yin-Gang; QI Xian-Jin

    2009-01-01

    We present a study of thermal stability of the top spin valve with a structure of seed Ta (5nm)/Co75Fe25 (5nm)/Cu (2.5nm)/Co75Fe25n (5nm)/Ir20 Mn80 (12nm)/cap Ta (8nm) deposited at room temperature by magnetron sputtering. A vibrating sample magnetometer fixed with a heater was used to record the magnetic hysteresis loops at variational temperatures and x-ray diffraction was performed to characterize the structure of the multilayer.The exchange field Hex and the coercivity of the pinned CoFe layer Hcp decrease monotonically with increasing temperature.The coercivity of the free CoFe layer Hcf in the spin valve shows a maximum at 498K.The temperature dependences of Hex,Hcp and Hcf have also been discussed.

  15. Structure and magnetic behaviour of Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B-Al alloys

    Fe was substituted by Al up to 7 at% in Finemet. After annealing at 550 deg. C all samples were nanocrystalline, with more or less ordered α-Fe(Si,Al) grains; the DO3-like ordering was the most dominant in samples with 5 and 7 at% of Al. In as-quenched state Al decreased linearly the magnetization, but up to 3 at% enhanced the Curie temperature of the alloy. The Curie temperature of the crystalline phase and the magnetization in annealed samples abruptly decreased, when there was more than 5 at% of Al in the alloy

  16. Distribution of Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn in primary colorectal cancer and secondary colorectal liver metastases

    Al-Ebraheem, A. [Department of Radiography, City Community and Health Sciences, City University, London, EC1V 0HB (United Kingdom); Mersov, A. [Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West. Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8 (Canada); Gurusamy, K. [HPB and Liver Transplant Surgery, Royal Free and University College School of Medicine, UCL and Royal Free NHS trust, London (United Kingdom); Farquharson, M.J., E-mail: farquhm@mcmaster.c [Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West. Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8 (Canada)

    2010-07-21

    A microbeam synchrotron X-ray fluorescence ({mu}SRXRF) technique has been used to determine the localization and the relative concentrations of Zn, Cu, Fe and Ca in primary colorectal cancer and secondary colorectal liver metastases. 24 colon and 23 liver samples were examined, all of which were formalin fixed tissues arranged as microarrays of 1.0 mm diameter and 10 {mu}m thickness. The distribution of these metals was compared with light transmission images of adjacent sections that were H and E stained to reveal the location of the cancer cells. Histological details were provided for each sample which enable concentrations of all elements in different tissue types to be compared. In the case of liver, significant differences have been found for all elements when comparing tumour, normal, necrotic, fibrotic, and blood vessel tissues (Kruskal Wallis Test, P<0.0001). The concentrations of all elements have also been found to be significantly different among tumour, necrotic, fibrotic, and mucin tissues in the colon samples (Kruskal Wallis Test, P<0.0001). The concentrations of all elements have been compared between primary colorectal samples and colorectal liver metastases. Concentration of Zn, Cu, Fe and Ca are higher in all types of liver tissues compared to those in the colon tissues. Comparing liver tumour and colon tumour samples, significant differences have been found for all elements (Mann Whitney, P<0.0001). For necrotic tissues, significant increase has been found for Zn, Ca, Cu and Fe (Mann Whitney, P<0.0001 for Fe and Zn, 0.014 for Ca, and 0.001 for Cu). The liver fibrotic levels of Zn, Ca, Cu and Fe were higher than the fibrotic colon areas (independent T test, P=0.007 for Zn and Mann Whitney test P<0.0001 for Cu, Fe and Ca). For the blood vessel tissue, the analysis revealed that the difference was only significant for Fe (P=0.009) from independent T test.

  17. Determination of soil micronutrients (Fe, Cu, Mn, B) extracted by Mehlich 3 using MP-AES

    Krebstein, Kadri; Tõnutare, Tõnu; Rodima, Ako; Kõlli, Raimo; Künnapas, Allan; Rebane, Jaanus; Penu, Priit; Vennik, Kersti; Soobik, Liina

    2015-04-01

    The total concentration of micronutrients in soils is not a good predictor of its bioavailability and solubility. Therefore, during the decades several methods for the determination of plant availability and extractable fraction of micro- and macronutrients in soil were developed. Among several methods Mehlich 3 is the most appropriate due to its suitability for extracting soil micro- and macronutrients simultaneously. The AAS (atomic absorption spectroscopic) and ICP (inductively coupled plasma) methods are widely used for the analysis of microelements today. In 2011 the third method was added to this list with the appearance of the microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometer (MP-AES). This multielemental analytical equipment has a high potential in the soil analysis. Up to now there have been made some experiments for the use of MP-AES in soil and geological material analysis. But there is no information about the analysis of soil micronutrients extracted according to Mehlich 3 method and determined with the MP-AES. Due to the differences in atomization conditions the different emission and absorption lines are used in different instrumental methods. Therefore it is very important to choose the most suitable emission lines and the best atomization conditions. From the analytical viewpoint it is important to get coincidental results with other instrumental methods and from the agronomical point of view it is important to know the difference between AAS and ICP methods. For the experiment 51 soil samples were used. The samples were collected from A horizons of agricultural lands. The pH range was from 4.7 to 7.5 and organic matter content from 1.4 to 7.8%. The content of Mehlich 3 extractable micronutrients was determined using ICP and MP instrumental methods. The micronutrient contents ranged as follows: Fe - from 170 to 470 mg kg-1, Mn - from 5 to 190 mg kg-1, Cu - from 0.3 to 4.5 mg kg-1, B - from 0.2 to 2.1 mg kg-1. The optimal instrumental settings for iron, manganese, copper, and boron analysis according to Mehlich 3, using MP-AES method, are reported. Detection limits and limits of quantification for the analysed elements are calculated. Comparison of the analysed micronutrients content is provided by ICP and MP. Also the influence of soil pH and organic matter content on the results of analysis was reported.

  18. FMR Investigation of the nanocrystalline FeCuNbSiB glass-covered wires

    The evolution of magnetic anisotropy and magnetization mechanisms during nanocrystalline phase formation and crystallization of Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9 glass-covered wires are studied by ferromagnetic resonance. The modifications of the magnetic anisotropy due to structural changes are determined from the main resonance peaks. Changes in the magnetization processes are revealed by the low field peaks detected for all samples

  19. The structure and magnetic properties of a powder FeCuNbSiB material

    We investigated the influence of milling on the structure and magnetic properties of Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9 alloy as a function of milling time. We found that with an increase of milling time the size of the powder decreases and both the coercivity and the volume fraction of the crystalline phase increase

  20. Permeability spectra of neutron-irradiated and annealed amorphous FeCuNbSiB ribbons

    The neutron irradiation effects of soft magnetic properties in the as-quenched and the annealed amorphous Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9 alloys were studied by complex permeability spectra measurement. The annealing at 823 K caused the decrease of permeability from irreversible domain wall motion but increase the permeability from reversible magnetization, compared to the as-quenched sample. The neutron irradiation in the as-quenched sample increases the permeability from both irreversible and reversible magnetization processes. The neutron irradiation in the annealed sample showed the increase of permeability from irreversible domain wall motion, but decrease of permeability from reversible magnetization

  1. Interfacial tension studies between Fe-Cu-Ni sulfide and halo-norilsk basalt slag system

    SU; Shangguo

    2005-01-01

    The interfacial tension of the matte/halo-Norilsk basalt slag systems of FeS-Cu2S-Ni3S2 and FeO-FeS were investigated using the sessile drop technique. The results indicate that interfacial tension decreases with increasing copper and nickel contents in the matte of FeS-Cu2S-Ni3S2 system while it increases with increasing oxygen content in the matte of FeO-FeS system. It is inferred from these results that two conditions are critical for the formation of giant Cu-Ni sulfide deposits. One is that mafic-ultramafic parent magma of sulfide deposits should be rich in copper and nickel where due to the low interfacial tension, it is difficult to form sulfide droplet in the early stage of magma evolution. In other words, sulfide liquid conglomeration occurs more difficultly. The other condition is that the magma emplacement should be shallow; and a lot of faults occur in the magma emplacement field. Since oxygen content is high in the environment, interfacial tension is high, which helps sulfide liquid conglomeration and consequently Cu-Ni sulfide deposits form.

  2. Specific heat and related thermophysical properties of liquid Fe-Cu-Mo alloy

    WANG HaiPeng; LUO BingChi; CHANG Jian; WEI BingBo

    2007-01-01

    The specific heat and related thermophysical properties of liquid Fe77.5Cu13Mo9.5 monotectic alloy were investigated by an electromagnetic levitation drop calorimeter over a wide temperature range from 1482 to 1818 K. A maximum undercooling of 221 K (0.13 Tm) was achieved and the specific heat was determined as 44.71 J·mol-1·K-1. The excess specific heat, enthalpy change, entropy change and Gibbs free energy difference of this alloy were calculated on the basis of experimental results. It was found that the calculated results by traditional estimating methods can only describe the solidification process under low undercooling conditions. Only the experimental results can reflect the reality under high undercooling conditions. Meanwhile, the thermal diffusivity, thermal conductivity, and sound speed were derived from the present experimental results. Furthermore, the solidified microstructural morphology was examined, which consists of (Fe) and (Cu) phases. The calculated interface energy was applied to exploring the correlation between competitive nucleation and solidification microstructure within monotectic alloy.

  3. Specific heat and related thermophysical properties of liquid Fe-Cu-Mo alloy

    2007-01-01

    The specific heat and related thermophysical properties of liquid Fe77.5Cu13Mo9.5 monotectic alloy were investigated by an electromagnetic levitation drop calo-rimeter over a wide temperature range from 1482 to 1818 K.A maximum under-cooling of 221 K(0.13 Tm)was achieved and the specific heat was determined as 44.71 J·mol1·K1.The excess specific heat,enthalpy change,entropy change and Gibbs free energy difference of this alloy were calculated on the basis of experimental results.It was found that the calculated results by traditional esti-mating methods can only describe the solidification process under low under-cooling conditions.Only the experimental results can reflect the reality under high undercooling conditions.Meanwhile,the thermal diffusivity,thermal conductivity,and sound speed were derived from the present experimental results.Furthermore,the solidified microstructural morphology was examined,which consists of(Fe)and(Cu)phases.The calculated interface energy was applied to exploring the correlation between competitive nucleation and solidification microstructure within monotectic alloy.

  4. The microstructure of liquid immiscible Fe-Cu-based in situ formed amorphous/crystalline composite

    In the microstructures of slowly and rapidly cooled liquid of the immiscible alloy Fe30Cu32Ni10Si13Sn4B9Y2 two distinct regions were observed following arc melting and slow cooling, confirming that liquid/liquid phase separation had occurred. Rapid cooling from a temperature within the liquid immiscibility gap, melt spinning, resulted in an amorphous/crystalline composite, formed from the previously melted Fe- and Cu-rich regions, respectively. Transmission electron microscopic studies of this melt-spun ribbon revealed the glassy nature of the Fe-rich matrix, as well as of the Fe-rich spheres formed within the previously existing Cu-rich liquid

  5. EXAFS study on solute precipitation in FeCu alloy induced by energetic electron bombardments and thermal aging

    The extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) measurement is a useful tool for the observation of local atomic arrangements around selected atoms. We performed EXAFS measurements for the electron-irradiated and the thermally-aged Fe–0.6 wt.% Cu alloy and compared the experimental result with that of the simulation by the FEFF simulation code in order to investigate the local atomic structure around Cu atoms. Cu precipitates which were produced by the thermal aging at 773 K transformed from the bcc structure to the fcc structure as the precipitates grow large enough. However, for electron-irradiated specimens, although the hardness greatly increased, the transformation of Cu precipitates from the bcc to the fcc structure was not clearly confirmed. This result indicates that small sized Cu precipitates which had the bcc structure were produced by the electron irradiation and they could hardly coarsen during the irradiation

  6. Magnetic properties of FeCuNbSiB nanocrystallized by flash annealing under high tensile stress

    Herzer, Giselher; Budinsky, Viktoria; Polak, Christian [Vacuumschmelze GmbH and Co KG, Gruener Weg 37, 63450 Hanau (Germany)

    2011-10-15

    We have investigated the creep induced anisotropy, magnetostriction, domain structure and coercivity of nanocrystalline Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 15.5}B{sub 7} crystallized by flash annealing under high tensile stress up to 800 MPa. The samples reveal a magnetic easy plane perpendicular to the stress axis with anisotropy constants up to K{sub u} {approx} 12 kJ/m{sup 3} which even exceed the local magneto-crystalline anisotropy (K{sub 1} {approx} 8 kJ/m{sup 3}) of the crystalline Fe-Si phase. Although coercivity increases with K{sub u}, it remains reasonably small even for huge induced anisotropy constants. The coercivity mechanism can be understood from the interplay of the induced anisotropy and the random fluctuations of the local magneto-crystalline anisotropy of the crystallites. The tensile stress applied during annealing also affects the saturation magnetostriction constant {lambda}{sub s}. Thus, {lambda}{sub s} decreases with increasing magnitude of the annealing stress. This behaviour is compared to the elastic stress dependence of magnetostriction. The latter is well-known for amorphous Co-base alloys, but can also be observed in nanocrystalline alloys. The experimental results will be discussed theoretically in terms of the strain dependence of the magnetic anisotropy energy which ultimately provides the physical origin of magnetostrictive phenomena. (Copyright copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  7. First order reversal curve investigation of the hard and soft magnetic phases of annealed CoFeCu nanowire arrays

    (CoFe)1−xCux (x=0.12–0.84) nanowire arrays were ac-pulse electrodeposited into anodic aluminum oxide templates. The electrodeposition was performed in a constant electrolyte while Cu content was controlled by off-time between pulses. Nanowires with 30 nm diameter and the certain lengths with the both bcc-CoFe and fcc-Cu phases were obtained. Magnetization and coercivity of the nanowires decreased with increasing the Cu content. Annealing improved the coercivity and a remarkable increase in magnetization of nanowires with high Cu contents was observed. A two-phase treatment was seen for annealed samples with high Cu contents. First order reversal curves showed a hard magnetic phase with almost constant magnetic properties and coercivity of ∼2500 Oe. The results showed that main source of the various magnetic behaviors of the samples may be attributed to increase in soft magnetic phase. A single domain treatment with a narrow interacting field and coercive field distributions was also observed for the annealed samples with high Cu content

  8. Development of a depth-resolved x-ray magnetic circular dichroism: application to Fe/Cu(100) ultrathin films

    A depth-resolved technique is applied in the x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) method by controlling the probing depth of the electron yield XMCD spectra. The usefulness of this technique is demonstrated for the study of magnetic structures of 4 and 8 ML Fe films grown on Cu(100), which are known to exhibit peculiar magnetic depth profiles. It was directly shown that the 4 ML film is uniformly magnetized, while the magnetic moment is localized at the surface in the case of the 8 ML film. The XMCD spectrum for each layer of the 4 ML film was separately extracted. All the extracted spectra were almost identical to each other, confirming the ferromagnetic coupling over the whole film. As for the 8 ML film, it was suggested that the surface two layers are ferromagnetically coupled, while the inner layers are in a spin density wave state with a wavenumber q=2π/2.4d

  9. Stabilities of thiomolybdate complexes of iron; implications for retention of essential trace elements (Fe, Cu, Mo) in sulfidic waters.

    Helz, George R; Erickson, Britt E; Vorlicek, Trent P

    2014-06-01

    In aquatic ecosystems, availabilities of Fe, Mo and Cu potentially limit rates of critical biological processes, including nitrogen fixation, nitrate assimilation and N2O decomposition. During long periods in Earth's history when large parts of the ocean were sulfidic, what prevented these elements' quantitative loss from marine habitats as insoluble sulfide phases? They must have been retained by formation of soluble complexes. Identities of the key ligands are poorly known but probably include thioanions. Here, the first determinations of stability constants for Fe(2+)-[MoS4](2-) complexes in aqueous solution are reported based on measurements of pyrrhotite (hexagonal FeS) solubility under mildly alkaline conditions. Two linear complexes, [FeO(OH)MoS4](3-) and [(Fe2S2)(MoS4)2](4-), best explain the observed solubility variations. Complexes that would be consistent with cuboid cluster structures were less successful, implying that such clusters probably are minor or absent in aqueous solution under the conditions studied. The new data, together with prior data on stabilities of Cu(+)-[MoS4](2-) complexes, are used to explore computationally how competition of Fe(2+) and Cu(+) for [MoS4](2-), as well as competition of [MoS4](2-) and HS(-) for both metals would be resolved in solutions representative of sulfidic natural waters. Thiomolybdate complexes will be most important at sulfide concentrations near the [MoO4](2-)-[MoS4](2-) equivalence point. At lower sulfide concentrations, thiomolybdates are insufficiently stable to be competitive ligands in natural waters and at higher sulfide concentrations HS(-) ligands out-compete thiomolybdates. PMID:24226648

  10. Local X-ray magnetic circular dichroism study of Fe/Cu(111) using a tunneling smart tip.

    DiLullo, Andrew; Shirato, Nozomi; Cummings, Marvin; Kersell, Heath; Chang, Hao; Rosenmann, Daniel; Miller, Dean; Freeland, John W; Hla, Saw Wai; Rose, Volker

    2016-03-01

    Localized spectroscopy with simultaneous topographic, elemental and magnetic information is presented. A synchrotron X-ray scanning tunneling microscope has been employed for the local study of the X-ray magnetic circular dichroism at the Fe L2,3-edges of a thin iron film grown on Cu(111). Polarization-dependent X-ray absorption spectra have been obtained through a tunneling smart tip that serves as a photoelectron detector. In contrast to conventional spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy, X-ray excitations provide magnetic contrast even with a non-magnetic tip. Intensity variations in the photoexcited tip current point to chemical variations within a single magnetic Fe domain. PMID:26917146

  11. Experimental and theoretical study of the magnetic properties and XMCD spectra of Ru clusters deposited on Fe/Cu(001)

    Minar, J.; Bornemann, S.; Mankovsky, S.; Ebert, H. [Department Chemie und Biochemie, Lehrbereich Physikalische Chemie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Butenandtstr 5-13, 81377 Muenchen (Germany); Martins, M.; Reif, M.; Glaser, L.; Wurth, W. [Institut fuer Experimentalphysik, Universitaet Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg (Germany)

    2010-05-15

    We present results of an experimental study of magnetic properties of small Ru clusters deposited on a thin Fe film grown on Cu(001) surface. X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) measurements show finite spin and orbital moments of Ru dimers and trimers, however a magnetic moment for a Ru monomer has been not observed. A corresponding theoretical study based on the fully relativistic multiple scattering KKR method is presented. Detailed theoretical analysis has been performed to explain the experimental findings. In particular a direct comparison of the calculated XMCD with the experiments suggests diffusion into the surface as a possible reason for the apparent quenching of the spin magnetic moment for Ru monomers. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  12. On the concentration and separation of the trace-elements fe, cu, zn, mn, pb, mo and co : Paper chromatography

    Erkelens, P.C. van

    1961-01-01

    Paper chromatographic separations are described by which the minor constituents of biological ashes are separated either into: (Pb) - Mn - Co - (Pb) - Cu - Fe, Mo, Zn; or into: Cu, Mn, Co - Pb - Fe - Mo - Zn.

  13. Thermal stability of the induced magnetic anisotropy and structure of the nanocrystalline alloy FeCuNbSiB

    The magnetic anisotropy induced in the ribbons of the Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9 alloy in the course of stress annealing combined with the nanocrystallising one was investigated. Crystalline phases formed during the above treatments were studied by the Moessbauer method. Analysis of the Moessbauer results showed that the content of the Fe-Si phases depends neither on the exposure time nor on the value of the induced magnetic anisotropy constant. At the same time, in the regions containing, along with Fe, Nb and B the process of redistributing the elements proceeds with time, and the deeper the process, the higher the thermal stability of the induced magnetic anisotropy

  14. A GREENER SYNTHESIS OF CORE (FE, CU)-SHELL (AU, PT, PD AND AG) NANOCRYSTALS USING AQUEOUS VITAMIN C

    A greener method to fabricate the novel core (Fe and Cu)-shell (noble metals) metal nanocrystals using aqueous ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is described. Transition metal salts such as Cu and Fe were reduced using ascorbic acid, a benign naturally available antioxidant, and then add...

  15. Structural evolution and the kinetics of Cu clustering in the amorphous phase of Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B alloy

    Gupta, P.; Gupta, A.; Shukla, A.; Ganguli, Tapas; Sinha, A. K.; Principi, G.; Maddalena, A.

    2011-08-01

    An attempt has been made to investigate the evolution of the structure of the amorphous phase of Fe73.9 Cu0.9 Nb3.1 Si13.2 B8.9 (finemet) alloy by a combination of wide-angle x-ray scattering, small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS), Mössbauer spectroscopy and X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy on the supposition that they would provide complementary information. Before the onset of nanocrystallization, the amorphous phase undergoes a structural relaxation resulting in small increase in the hyperfine field and a decrease in the width of the first diffraction maxima. There is an increase in the topological ordering in the system, though chemical inhomogeneity sets-in due to the clustering of Cu atoms in the pure amorphous state of this alloy. Annealing at 400 °C (well below the crystallization temperature) for different time durations results in occurrence of Cu clusters having fcc structure. Kinetics of Cu clustering is studied using SAXS. The incubation time for the clustering at 400 °C is ˜120 min. With further annealing, the average cluster size gradually increases from the initial value of ˜0.4 nm, reaching a value of ˜0.6 nm after annealing for 720 min. Cluster size exhibits a t1/2 dependence, suggesting a diffusion controlled growth.

  16. Heterogeneous UV/Fenton catalytic degradation of wastewater containing phenol with Fe-Cu-Mn-Y catalyst

    郑展望; 雷乐成; 徐生娟; 岑沛霖

    2004-01-01

    The heterogeneous UV/Fenton process with the appropriate amount of Fe-Mn-Cu-Y as catalyst was developed and various operation conditions for the degradation of phenol were evaluated. The results indicated that by using the heterogeneous UV/Fenton process, the CODcr removal rate reached almost 100% for wastewater containing phenol. Compared with the homogeneous process, the developed catalyst could be used at wider pH range in the UV/Fenton process. Comparison of various heterogeneous process showed that heterogeneous UV/Fenton process was best. The heterogeneous UV/Fenton process with Fe-Mn-Cu-Y catalyst is highly efficient in degrading various organic pollutants.

  17. High frequency behaviours and Mössbauer study of field annealed FeCuNbSiB alloy ribbons

    This paper investigates the high frequency behaviours and magnetic anisotropy of rapidly solidified FINEMET (Fe73.5Si13.5B9Nb3Cu1) alloy ribbons annealed in an applied magnetic field. It finds that the ribbons annealed with the applied magnetic field show much higher resonance frequencies and have even higher permeability at higher frequencies than the samples annealed without the magnetic field and the non-annealed ribbons. Mössbauer spectroscopy had been employed to study the spatial distribution of the magnetic moments of five selected FINEMET alloy ribbons in different heat-treated conditions. The results show that an easy plane has been established after annealling in the magnetic field, while for the other ribbons this effect is not significant. Hence, the relationship between magnetic field annealing and high frequency property has been bridged by the bianisotropic theory. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)

  18. Structural relaxation and crystallization in the Fe-Cr-Si-B and Fe-Cu-Cr-Si-B amorphous alloys

    Structural relaxation, crystallization and optimisation processes in soft magnetic amorphous alloys based on iron are examined by applying different experimental techniques: X-ray diffraction analysis, high-resolution electron microscopy, measurements of magnetic and electric properties (permeability, after-effect resistivity). The presented results are discussed in terms of annealing out of microvoids, formation of nanocrystalline phase and changes of effective magnetostriction constant. (author)

  19. Microstructural study of nanocrystalline Fe-(Cu-Nb)-Si-B ribbons obtained by a nitriding thermochemical treatment

    The crystallization process of amorphous Fe74Si14B12, Fe73.5Cu1Si13.5B12, Fe74Nb3Si14B9 and Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9 ribbons was investigated by annealing the ribbons under vacuum at 520 deg. C for 6 h. Only Nb containing samples show a nanocrystalline state consisting of α-Fe(Si) nanograins embedded in a remaining amorphous phase. The amorphous ribbons were then submitted to a nitriding thermochemical treatment at 520 deg. C for 6 and 18 h under ammonia. It is observed that crystallization occurs prior to nitrogenation. Upon nitrogenation, a reactive diffusion process of nitrogen is observed, which appears to be slower in the partially crystallized ribbons, due to the presence of a remaining amorphous phase. In the crystalline regions, the α-Fe(Si) phase is disproportionated into α-Fe and probably Si-N precipitates. Then Fe4N is formed when nitrogenation proceeds further

  20. Atomic computer simulation of the formation and growth process of Cu-precipitate in Fe-Cu alloy

    Fukuta, T.; Ozaki, K. [Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Okayama Prefectural Univ. (Japan); Akahoshi, Y.; Harada, S. [Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Inst. of Tech. (Japan)

    2007-07-01

    We focus on nanoscale copper-rich precipitates and try to clarify the effect of the nanoscale copper-rich precipitates on embrittlement of reactor pressure vessel steels. Our final goal is to evaluate such embrittlement from microscopic viewpoint based on atomistic simulation. In this study, we propose Multi Vacancy Lattice Monte Carlo (MVLMC) method which can analyze the model that has more than one vacancy. We showed that process of copper clustering consists of the two phases, i.e., formation phase, and combination phase. And, we analyzed a combination process of a cluster using MVLMC in detail, and evaluate formation of a cluster using distance between clusters. It is noted that in combination between a nano cluster smaller than 1 nm and a cluster of about 2 nm, minute nano clusters separate from the former cluster and are absorbed by the latter cluster. Moreover, we found that a nano cluster is formed by distance of about 1.5 nm extent from other clusters in a formation process of a cluster and that distance between clusters of about 2 nm is about 10 nm. (orig.)

  1. Atomic computer simulation of the formation and growth process of Cu-precipitate in Fe-Cu alloy

    We focus on nanoscale copper-rich precipitates and try to clarify the effect of the nanoscale copper-rich precipitates on embrittlement of reactor pressure vessel steels. Our final goal is to evaluate such embrittlement from microscopic viewpoint based on atomistic simulation. In this study, we propose Multi Vacancy Lattice Monte Carlo (MVLMC) method which can analyze the model that has more than one vacancy. We showed that process of copper clustering consists of the two phases, i.e., formation phase, and combination phase. And, we analyzed a combination process of a cluster using MVLMC in detail, and evaluate formation of a cluster using distance between clusters. It is noted that in combination between a nano cluster smaller than 1 nm and a cluster of about 2 nm, minute nano clusters separate from the former cluster and are absorbed by the latter cluster. Moreover, we found that a nano cluster is formed by distance of about 1.5 nm extent from other clusters in a formation process of a cluster and that distance between clusters of about 2 nm is about 10 nm. (orig.)

  2. Microstructure and mechanical properties of spray-deposited Al-Si-Fe-Cu-Mg alloy containing Mn

    2003-01-01

    Al-20Si-5Fe-3Cu-lMg alloy was synthesized by the spray atomization and deposition technique. The microstructure and mechanical properties of the spray deposited hypereutectic Al-Si alloy were studied using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, TEM (Transmission Electron Microscope) and HREM (High-resolution Electron Microscope), DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry), microhardness measurement, and tensile tests. The effects of Mn on the microstructural evolution of the highsilicon aluminum alloy after extrusion and heat treatment have been examined. The results show that two kinds of phases, i.e. S (Al2CuMg) and σ(Al5Cu6Mg2), precipitated from matrix and improved the tensile strength of the alloy efficiently at both the ambient and elevated temperatures (300℃). The tensile test results indicate that the spray-deposited Al-20Si-SFe-3Cu-1Mg alloy has better strength than the powder metallurgy processed Al-20Si-3Cu-1Mg alloy at elevated temperature.

  3. Microstructural evolution and the magnetic properties of melt-spun Sm-Co-Cu-B and Sm-Co-Fe-Cu-B ribbons

    An attempt has been made to obtain nanocomposite from Sm-Co-Cu-based alloys. Sm12Co60Cu26B2 and Sm16.7Co48.3Fe25Cu8.3B1.7 alloys were selected by considering the two-phase region of the Sm-Co-Cu ternary phase diagram and the phase equilibria of Sm-Co-Fe. Sm12Co60Cu26B2 melt-spun ribbon transformed from TbCu7 (1:7 H) type to Th2Ni17 (2:17 H)-type phase on annealing at 600 deg. C for 10 min and exhibited coercivity (iHc) of ∼8.0 kOe. Co23B6 precipitates were found either within the grains or at the grain boundary of the hard magnetic phase, and recoil curves in the demagnetization curve indicated exchange coupling between the two phases. Sm16.7Co48.3Fe25Cu8.3B1.7 melt-spun ribbon showed an intermediate value of coercivity (iHc∼3-5 kOe). (FeCo)-B precipitates were found at the grain boundaries of SmCo5 hard magnetic phase

  4. Geochemistry and Re-Os geochronology of the organic-rich sedimentary rocks in the Jingtieshan Fe-Cu deposit, North Qilian Mountains, NW China

    Yang, Xiuqing; Zhang, Zuoheng; Li, Chao; Duan, Shigang; Jiang, Zongsheng

    2016-04-01

    The Jingtieshan Group in the North Qilian Mountains, NW China, is dominantly composed of banded iron formations (BIFs), copper deposits and organic-rich sedimentary rocks (ORS, carbonaceous phyllite). X-ray diffraction analysis of the ORS shows the mineral assemblage to be quartz + clay minerals. The total organic carbon contents show a range of 0.44-1.72%. Here we present the results of the geochemistry and Re-Os geochronology of the ORS from the Jingtieshan Group. The high values of Chemical Index of Alteration (CIA), Chemical Index of Weathering (CIW), Plagioclase Index of Alteration (PIA), and Th/U ratio, indicate intense weathering. The Al2O3/TiO2, Zr/Sc, Th/Sc, La/Th ratios, high rare earth elements abundances, light rare earth elements enrichment (normalized to chondrite), and distinctly negative Eu anomalies, suggest that the Jingtieshan Group ORS were derived mainly from felsic volcanic units. The new Re-Os isochron age of 1308 ± 100 Ma (2σ, n = 6, MSWD = 23) broadly overlap with the previous published ages determined using Sm-Nd and U-Pb isotope systems. The new age represents the depositional age of the Jingtieshan Group, as well that of BIF in the Jingtieshan area. Furthermore, the initial 187Os/188Os ratios (0.44 ± 0.07) indicate that the Os in the seawater was dominantly derived from hydrothermal fluids (∼75%). The Ce anomaly (Ce/Ce∗ = 0.95-1.00) and V/(V + Ni) ratios (0.71-0.86), as well as the lack of enrichment in redox-sensitive trace elements such as U, V, Zn, Pb, Cu, Ni, Cr, Co and Mn, together with the presence of overlying BIF, suggest that the Jingtieshan area represents a ferruginous deep-water succession. This, and intense submarine hydrothermal activities contributed to the deposition of the Jingtieshan BIF.

  5. Stability and mobility of Cu-vacancy clusters in Fe-Cu alloys: A computational study based on the use of artificial neural networks for energy barrier calculations

    An atomistic kinetic Monte Carlo (AKMC) method has been applied to study the stability and mobility of copper-vacancy clusters in Fe. This information, which cannot be obtained directly from experimental measurements, is needed to parameterise models describing the nanostructure evolution under irradiation of Fe alloys (e.g. model alloys for reactor pressure vessel steels). The physical reliability of the AKMC method has been improved by employing artificial intelligence techniques for the regression of the activation energies required by the model as input. These energies are calculated allowing for the effects of local chemistry and relaxation, using an interatomic potential fitted to reproduce them as accurately as possible and the nudged-elastic-band method. The model validation was based on comparison with available ab initio calculations for verification of the used cohesive model, as well as with other models and theories.

  6. Comment on “Planar Hall resistance ring sensor based on NiFe/Cu/IrMn trilayer structure” [J. Appl. Phys. 113, 063903 (2013)

    Østerberg, Frederik Westergaard; Henriksen, Anders Dahl; Rizzi, Giovanni;

    2013-01-01

    In a recent paper, Sinha et al. compared sensitivities of planar Hall effect sensors with different geometries that are all based on the anisotropic magnetoresistance of permalloy. They write that the sensitivity of a planar Hall effect sensor with a ring geometry is a factor of √2 larger than the...... sensitivity of the so-called planar Hall effect bridge (PHEB) sensor of equal size. Osterberg et al do not agree on the signal calculation for a ring sensor derived by Sinha et al. and claim that this adversely affects the results....

  7. The application of photoelectron spectroscopy in the study of corrosion and oxidation mechanisms of alloys: Inconel 182, Fe/Cu(100 and U-Zr-Nb

    In. this work a study of the oxidation/corrosion process of three systems of metallic materials by Photoemission Spectroscopy is presented. In the first system, it was investigated the corrosion of Ineonel 182 at simulated Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) environment. Samples with and without surface chemical treatment were exposed to the simulated environment for until 18 weeks. The oxide layer formed on the surfaces of the samples at different conditions was characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy and XPS coupled with argon ion sputtering. The comparison between the oxide films grown on the samples showed that the oxide layer formed on the chemically treated sample is thinner and relatively Cr-rich. In second system it was studied the initial oxidation at room temperature of epitaxial films of Fe evapored on Cu (100). The films were deposited with two different thicknesses in order to get tbe fcc Fe (100) and bcc Fe (110) surfaces. The results, obtained by photoemission spectroscopy at the TEMPO beamline of the Synchrotron Soleil, showed the formation of distinct oxides films. The surfaces also presented different kinetics of oxidation and the (110) Fe-bcc showed highest reactivity. The analysis of the data indicated the Fe1-xO formation on fcc Fe (100) and suggested the Fe1-xO and FC304 formation on (110) Fe-bcc surface. In the last system, it was investigated the initial oxidation of U-Zr-Nb alloys at room temperature. For this experiment, the alloys were exposed to oxygen in ultra high vacuum. The analysis of the U 4f peak showed the fast formation of U)2 on the surfaces and similar kinetics of oxidation between the U and the U-Zr-Nb alloy. The alloying elements showed slower oxidation. The Zr 3d peak suggested the zr02 formation while the Nb 3d peak showed a remarkable enlargement that became necessary a deconvolution which indicated the formation ofNhO, Nb02 and N205. (author)

  8. Pressure-temperature-fluid evolution in parts of SPSZ-implication for boron metasomatism and U-Fe-Cu-P mineralization

    The objectives of this project is to establish the relationships among the different tourmaline-and apatite- rocks and the enclosing lithologies, particularly with the uranium mineralization. Mineralogical variation of the rocks close to these deposits will be mapped in detail. Special importance will be given to establish the mutual relations among tourmaline, apatite, magnetite and the U-Th ores

  9. A lattice Monte Carlo simulation of nanophase compositions and structures in irradiated pressure vessel Fe-Cu-Ni-Mn-Si steels

    A self-consistent analysis, combining thermodynamic calculations, recent small angle neutron scattering and atom probe field ion microscopy measurements and lattice Monte Carlo (LMC) simulations, is used to characterize the ultra fine coherent precipitates that form in irradiated reactor pressure vessel steels. These nanofeatures are typically rich in impurity copper precipitated from highly supersaturated solution at vessel operating temperatures around 300 C at rates greatly accelerated by radiation enhanced diffusion. Although some copper appears to be needed to catalyze their formation, manganese nickel-rich precipitates may replace copper-rich precipitates at high concentrations of these alloying elements and/or lower temperatures. Thermodynamic and kinetic models are generally consistent with observations on the number densities, sizes, compositions and nucleation, growth and coarsening behavior of the nanofeatures. However, the LMC atomic scale simulations of complex nanofeature structures are needed to fully unify experiment and theory. (orig.)

  10. Thermodynamic estimation of minor element distribution between immiscible liquids in Fe-Cu-based metal phase generated in melting treatment of municipal solid wastes.

    Lu, X; Nakajima, K; Sakanakura, H; Matsubae, K; Bai, H; Nagasaka, T

    2012-06-01

    Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has become an important target in managing material cycles from the viewpoint of not only waste management and control of environmental pollution but also resource conservation. This study investigated the distribution tendency of trace elements in municipal solid waste (MSW) or incinerator ash, including valuable non-ferrous metals (Ni, Co, Cr, Mn, Mo, Ti, V, W, Zr), precious group metals (PGMs) originated from WEEE (Ag, Au, Pd, Pt), and others (Al, B, Pb, Si), between Fe-rich and Cu-rich metal phases by means of simple thermodynamic calculations. Most of the typical alloying elements for steel (Co, Cr, Mo, Nb, Ni, Si, Ti, V, and W) and Rh were preferentially distributed into the Fe-rich phase. PGMs, such as Au, Ag, and Pd, were enriched in the Cu-rich phase, whereas Pt was almost equally distributed into both phases. Since the primary metallurgical processing of Cu is followed by an electrolysis for refining, and since PGMs in crude copper have been industrially recovered from the resulting anode slime, our results indicated that Ag, Au, and Pd could be effectively recovered from MSW if the Cu-rich phase could be selectively collected. PMID:22370049

  11. In situ surface magneto-optical Kerr effect (s-MOKE) study of ultrathin soft magnetic FeCuNbSiB alloy films

    Herein we report on an in situ surface magneto-optical Kerr effect (s-MOKE) study of ion-beam-sputtered ultra-thin films of an amorphous Fe73.9Cu0.9Nb3.1Si13.2B8.9 (FINEMET) alloy with film growth that ranges from a fraction of a nm to a few tens of nms. Extrapolating the linear variation of the Kerr signal with film thickness suggests the absence of a magnetic dead layer at the substrate/FINEMET film interface, and hence the absence of any intermixing. The presence of a thin SiO2 film at the surface of the Si substrate may be responsible for preventing possible intermixing of Fe with Si to form nonmagnetic silicide. Close to the onset of ferromagnetic ordering, a steep increase in the coercive field with film thickness can be explained in terms of the Volmer–Weber growth of the film. Furthermore, the temperature dependence of the hysteresis loops of a 41 nm-thick FINEMET film has been studied. The Curie temperature of the amorphous film is found to be lower than that of a ribbon of the same composition. The origin of a uniaxial magnetic anisotropy in the as-prepared stage is attributed to the generation of some long-range stresses in the film, which are relieved close to the onset temperature for nanocrystallization. (paper)

  12. Review paper: Magnetocaloric effects in RTX intermetallic compounds (R = Gd~Tm, T = Fe~Cu and Pd, X = Al and Si)

    Hu, Zhang; Bao-Gen, Shen

    2015-01-01

    The ternary intermetallic RTX compounds (R = rare earth, T = transitional metal, X = p-block metal) have been investigated extensively in the past few decades due to their interesting physical properties. Recently, much attention has been paid to the magnetocaloric effect (MCE) of these RTX compounds, especially the ones with heavy rare-earth, for their potential application in low temperature magnetic refrigeration. In this paper, we review the MCE of RTSi and RTAl systems with R = Gd~Tm, T ...

  13. Porphyry Cu-Au and associated polymetallic Fe-Cu-Au deposits in the Beiya Area, western Yunnan Province, south China

    Xu, X.-W.; Cai, X.-P.; Xiao, Q.-B.; Peters, S.G.

    2007-01-01

    The Alkaline porphyries in the Beiya area are located east of the Jinshajiang suture, as part of a Cenozoic alkali-rich porphyry belt in western Yunnan. The main rock types include quartz-albite porphyry, quartz-K-feldspar porphyry and biotite-K-feldspar porphyry. These porphyries are characterised by high alkalinity [(K2O + Na2O)% > 10%], high silica (SiO2% > 65%), high Sr (> 400??ppm) and 87Sr/86Sr (> 0.706)] ratio and were intruded at 65.5??Ma, between 25.5 to 32.5??Ma, and about 3.8??Ma, respectively. There are five main types of mineral deposits in the Beiya area: (1) porphyry Cu-Au deposits, (2) magmatic Fe-Au deposits, (3) sedimentary polymetallic deposits, (4) polymetallic skarn deposits, and (5) palaeoplacers associated with karsts. The porphyry Cu-Au and polymetallic skarn deposits are associated with quartz-albite porphyry bodies. The Fe-Au and polymetallic sedimentary deposits are part of an ore-forming system that produced considerable Au in the Beiya area, and are characterised by low concentrations of La, Ti, and Co, and high concentrations of Y, Yb, and Sc. The Cenozoic porphyries in western Yunnan display increased alkalinity away from the Triassic Jinshajiang suture. Distribution of both the porphyries and sedimentary deposits in the Beiya area are interpreted to be related to partial melting in a disjointed region between upper mantle lithosphere of the Yangtze Plate and Gondwana continent, and lie within a shear zone between buried Palaeo-Tethyan oceanic lithosphere and upper mantle lithosphere, caused by the subduction and collision of India and Asia. ?? 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. The coercivity dependence of giant magneto-impedance effect in Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B based metallic alloy ribbon at different crystalline stages

    We have studied the giant magneto-impedance (GMI) effect in one Fe-based FINEMET alloy ribbon with nominal composition Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9 (at %). DTA experiments were conducted to identify the primary and secondary crystallization temperatures. XRD, SEM and EDAX were performed to identify the phases at various crystalline stages. Static magnetic properties of the ribbons were measured using a VSM. Coercivity was found to be a strong function of annealing temperature, and this, in turn depended on the size and type of the crystalline phases. The maximum MI effect of 103.4% was observed at annealing temperature of 600 deg. C. It was found that a small change in DC coercivity as a result of annealing greatly changed the MI ratios of the crystalline ribbons. Annealing above the secondary crystallization temperature caused the precipitation of Fe2B and Fe3B phases, which induced magnetic hardening and eliminates MI sensitivity

  15. Planar Hall effect bridge sensors with NiFe/Cu/IrMn stack optimized for self-field magnetic bead detection

    Henriksen, Anders Dahl; Rizzi, Giovanni; Hansen, Mikkel Fougt

    2016-01-01

    The stack composition in trilayer Planar Hall effect bridge sensors is investigated experimentally to identify the optimal stack for magnetic bead detection using the sensor self-field. The sensors were fabricated using exchange-biased stacks Ni80Fe20(tFM)/Cu(tCu)/Mn80Ir20(10 nm) with tFM = 10, 20...... of the sensors and, thus, that the magnetic stacks should be compared at constant power consumption. For a fixed sensor geometry, the figure of merit for this comparison is the magnetic field sensitivity normalized by the sensor bias voltage. In this regard, we found that sensors with tFM = 20 nm or...

  16. Planar Hall effect bridge sensors with NiFe/Cu/IrMn stack optimized for self-field magnetic bead detection

    Henriksen, Anders Dahl; Rizzi, Giovanni; Hansen, Mikkel Fougt

    2016-03-01

    The stack composition in trilayer Planar Hall effect bridge sensors is investigated experimentally to identify the optimal stack for magnetic bead detection using the sensor self-field. The sensors were fabricated using exchange-biased stacks Ni80Fe20(tFM)/Cu(tCu)/Mn80Ir20(10 nm) with tFM = 10, 20, and 30 nm, and 0 ≤ tCu ≤ 0.6 nm. The sensors were characterized by magnetic hysteresis measurements, by measurements of the sensor response vs. applied field, and by measurements of the sensor response to a suspension of magnetic beads magnetized by the sensor self-field due to the sensor bias current. The exchange bias field was found to decay exponentially with tCu and inversely with tFM. The reduced exchange field for larger values of tFM and tCu resulted in higher sensitivities to both magnetic fields and magnetic beads. We argue that the maximum magnetic bead signal is limited by Joule heating of the sensors and, thus, that the magnetic stacks should be compared at constant power consumption. For a fixed sensor geometry, the figure of merit for this comparison is the magnetic field sensitivity normalized by the sensor bias voltage. In this regard, we found that sensors with tFM = 20 nm or 30 nm outperformed those with tFM = 10 nm by a factor of approximately two, because the latter have a reduced AMR ratio. Further, the optimum layer thicknesses, tCu ≈ 0.6 nm and tFM = 20-30 nm, gave a 90% higher signal compared to the corresponding sensors with tCu = 0 nm.

  17. Carbon-Coated Core-Shell Fe-Cu Nanoparticles as Highly Active and Durable Electrocatalysts for a Zn-Air Battery.

    Nam, Gyutae; Park, Joohyuk; Choi, Min; Oh, Pilgun; Park, Suhyeon; Kim, Min Gyu; Park, Noejung; Cho, Jaephil; Lee, Jang-Soo

    2015-06-23

    Understanding the interaction between a catalyst and oxygen has been a key step in designing better electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) as well as applying them in metal-air batteries and fuel cells. Alloying has been studied to finely tune the catalysts' electronic structures to afford proper binding affinities for oxygen. Herein, we synthesized a noble-metal-free and nanosized transition metal CuFe alloy encapsulated with a graphitic carbon shell as a highly efficient and durable electrocatalyst for the ORR in alkaline solution. Theoretical models and experimental results demonstrated that the CuFe alloy has a more moderate binding strength for oxygen molecules as well as the final product, OH(-), thus facilitating the oxygen reduction process. Furthermore, the nitrogen-doped graphitic carbon-coated layer, formed catalytically under the influence of iron, affords enhanced charge transfer during the oxygen reduction process and superior durability. These benefits were successfully confirmed by realizing the catalyst application in a mechanically rechargeable Zn-air battery. PMID:25967866

  18. The distribution of trace elements Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn and the determination of copper oxidation state in breast tumour tissue using {mu}SRXRF and {mu}XANES

    Farquharson, M J; Al-Ebraheem, A [Department of Radiography, City Community and Health Sciences, City University, London, EC1V 0HB (United Kingdom); Falkenberg, G [Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, DESY, Notkestr. 85, D-22603, Hamburg (Germany); Leek, R; Harris, A L [Cancer Research UK, Oxford Cancer Centre, Molecular Oncology Laboratories, University of Oxford, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, 0X3 9DS (United Kingdom); Bradley, D A [Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH (United Kingdom)], E-mail: m.j.farquharson@city.ac.uk

    2008-06-07

    A micro beam synchrotron x-ray fluorescence ({mu}SRXRF) technique has been used to determine the localization of metals in primary invasive ductal carcinoma of breast. Nine samples were examined, all of which were formalin fixed tissues arranged as micro arrays of 1.0 mm diameter and 10 {mu}m thickness. Cu was the particular interest in this study although 2D maps of the elements Ca, Fe and Zn, which are also of physiological importance, are presented. The distribution of these metals was obtained at approximately 18 {mu}m spatial resolution and compared with light transmission images of adjacent sections that were H and E stained to reveal the location of the cancer cell clusters. Correlations were found between these reference images and the elemental distributions indicating an increase in all element concentrations in the tumour regions of all samples, with the exception of Fe, which in some cases showed a reverse of this trend. On average over all samples the percentage difference from the normal tissue elemental concentrations are Ca {approx} 67%, Cu {approx} 64% and Zn {approx} 145%. Micro x-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy ({mu}XANES) was used to estimate the oxidation state of Cu in 19 normal and 17 tumour regions spread over five samples. The shape and the position of both normal and tumour regions suggest that they contain mixtures of copper ions with a significant fraction of Cu{sup 2+}. However, the shape of the spectra does not exclude the presence of Cu{sup +}. Tumour regions were found to have a higher fraction of Cu{sup +} compared to the normal samples.

  19. On the influence of a microstructure on the cyclic durability of microlaminates of Fe/Cu, Mo/Cu, and dispersion-hardened Ni-Cr-Al2O3 materials

    Experimental dependences of the cyclic durability of microlayered and dispersion-hardened materials and aluminum alloys on the parameters of their microstructure are considered. On the basis of the ideas of the kinetic theory of strength, an equation describing the dependence of the durability on the parameters of a structure in the form of the Thompson-Beckofen equation is got

  20. The association between content of the elements S, Cl, K, Fe, Cu, Zn and Br in normal and cirrhotic liver tissue from Danes and Greenlandic Inuit examined by dual hierarchical clustering analysis

    Laursen, Jens; Milman, Nils; Pind, N.;

    2014-01-01

    contents according to calculated similarities, one clustering elements according to correlation coefficients between the element contents, both using Euclidian distance and Ward Procedure. RESULTS: One dendrogram separated subjects in 7 clusters showing no differences in ethnicity, gender or age. The...... analysis discriminated between elements in normal and cirrhotic livers. The other dendrogram clustered elements in four clusters: sulphur and chlorine; copper and bromine; potassium and zinc; iron. There were significant correlations between the elements in normal liver samples: S was associated with Cl, K...

  1. Leaching of S, Cu, and Fe from disseminated Ni-(Fe)-(Cu) sulphide ore during serpentinization of dunite host rocks at Mount Keith, Agnew-Wiluna belt, Western Australia

    Gole, Martin J.

    2014-10-01

    Komatiite-hosted disseminated Ni sulphide deposits in the Agnew-Wiluna greenstone belt occur both above and below the olivine isograd that was imposed on the greenstone sequence during the M2 metamorphic/deformation event. Deposits in the northern and central part of the belt and that are located below the isograd (Mount Keith, Honeymoon Well and West Jordan) have complex sulphide mineralogy and strongly zoned sulphide assemblages. These range from least-altered assemblages of pentlandite-pyrrhotite-chalcopyrite±pyrite to altered assemblages of pentlandite±chalcopyrite, pentlandite-heazlewoodite (or millerite), heazlewoodite (or millerite), and rarely to heazlewoodite-native Ni. Deposits to the south and that are above of the olivine isograd (Six Mile, Goliath North) are dominated by less complex magmatic assemblages with a lower proportion of weakly altered pentlandite±chalcopyrite assemblages. More altered assemblages are uncommon in these deposits and occur as isolated patches around the periphery of the deposits. The sulphide zonation is reflected by whole-rock reductions in S, Cu, Fe and Zn, whereas Ni, Pt and Pd and, with some exceptions, Co are conservative. The leaching of S, Cu, Fe and Zn from sulphide assemblages and the whole rock was initiated by highly reduced conditions that were produced during low fluid/rock ratio serpentinization. Consumption of H2O resulted in Cl, a component of the fluid, being concentrated sufficiently to stabilise iowaite as part of lizardite-rich assemblages. Once the rate of olivine hydration reactions declined and during and after expansion and associated fracturing of the ultramafic sequence allowed higher fluid access, a more fluid-dominated environment formed and new carbonate-bearing fluid gained access to varying extents to the ultramafic rock sequence. This drove Cl from iowaite (to form pyroaurite) and caused the sulphide assemblages to be altered from the original magmatic assemblages and compositions to those stable at the prevailing fO2 and fS2 conditions. Mass transfer was made possible via metal chloride complexes and H2S with fluids driven by deformation associated with the M2 metamorphism. Disseminated deposits in higher metamorphic grade terrains where olivine was stable during peak metamorphism did not undergo the metasomatism seen in the deposits in areas of lower metamorphic grade. Some minor leaching of S, Fe and Cu occurred around the periphery of the deposits during early, pre-M2 peak metamorphism, but once olivine stability was reached the driving force for the series of leaching reactions was exhausted. The effect of this process on the original magmatic sulphides is to induce significant variability in texture, mineralogy and bulk composition and to markedly reduce the Fe and S contents of the sulphide fraction (in extreme cases to zero for both elements), and to reduce the volume of the sulphide fraction per unit of Ni. These changes impact unfavourably on Ni sulphide recoveries and metallurgical characteristics of these Ni ores.

  2. A magnetic study of ThCr2Si2-type pseudo-ternary RMn1.5T0.5Ge2 compounds. (R=Y,Ce-Sm,Gd-Ho; T=Fe,Cu)

    We report on bulk magnetization measurements performed on ThCr2Si2-type RMn1.5T0.5Ge2 compounds (R=Y, La-Nd, Sm, Gd-Ho; T=Cu, Fe). These pseudo-ternary compounds display largely correlated variations of their magnetic transition temperatures. This phenomenon might be related to magnetic properties based on competing in-plane and inter-plane Mn-Mn interactions. The RMn1.5Cu0.5Ge2 compounds are characterized by relatively large magnetocrystalline anisotropy. (orig.)

  3. The distribution of trace elements Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn and the determination of copper oxidation state in breast tumour tissue using μSRXRF and μXANES

    A micro beam synchrotron x-ray fluorescence (μSRXRF) technique has been used to determine the localization of metals in primary invasive ductal carcinoma of breast. Nine samples were examined, all of which were formalin fixed tissues arranged as micro arrays of 1.0 mm diameter and 10 μm thickness. Cu was the particular interest in this study although 2D maps of the elements Ca, Fe and Zn, which are also of physiological importance, are presented. The distribution of these metals was obtained at approximately 18 μm spatial resolution and compared with light transmission images of adjacent sections that were H and E stained to reveal the location of the cancer cell clusters. Correlations were found between these reference images and the elemental distributions indicating an increase in all element concentrations in the tumour regions of all samples, with the exception of Fe, which in some cases showed a reverse of this trend. On average over all samples the percentage difference from the normal tissue elemental concentrations are Ca ∼ 67%, Cu ∼ 64% and Zn ∼ 145%. Micro x-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (μXANES) was used to estimate the oxidation state of Cu in 19 normal and 17 tumour regions spread over five samples. The shape and the position of both normal and tumour regions suggest that they contain mixtures of copper ions with a significant fraction of Cu2+. However, the shape of the spectra does not exclude the presence of Cu+. Tumour regions were found to have a higher fraction of Cu+ compared to the normal samples

  4. Post-irradiation annealing behavior of neutron-irradiated FeCu, FeMnNi and FeMnNiCu model alloys investigated by means of small-angle neutron scattering

    Bergner, F. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, POB 510119, 01314 Dresden (Germany); Ulbricht, A., E-mail: a.ulbricht@hzdr.de [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, POB 510119, 01314 Dresden (Germany); Lindner, P. [Institut Laue-Langevin Grenoble, BP 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Keiderling, U. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin (Germany); Malerba, L. [SCK-CEN Mol, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol (Belgium)

    2014-11-15

    Neutron irradiation of reactor pressure vessel steels gives rise to the formation of thermodynamically stable and unstable nano-features. The present work is focused on the stability of Cu-, Mn- and Ni-containing solute clusters in model alloys exposed to post-irradiation annealing. Fe0.1Cu, Fe1.2Mn0.7Ni and Fe1.2Mn0.7Ni0.1Cu (wt%) model alloys irradiated up to neutron exposures of 0.1 and 0.19 dpa (displacements per atom) were annealed at stepwise increasing temperatures in the range from 300 °C (i.e. near irradiation temperature) to 500 °C and characterized by means of small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). We have found characteristic differences in the annealing behavior of the alloys. In particular, there is a non-trivial (synergistic–antagonistic) interplay of Mn/Ni and Cu.

  5. Variational-average-atom-in-quantum-plasmas (VAAQP) code and virial theorem: equation-of-state and shock-Hugoniot calculations for warm dense Al, Fe, Cu, and Pb.

    Piron, R; Blenski, T

    2011-02-01

    The numerical code VAAQP (variational average atom in quantum plasmas), which is based on a fully variational model of equilibrium dense plasmas, is applied to equation-of-state calculations for aluminum, iron, copper, and lead in the warm-dense-matter regime. VAAQP does not impose the neutrality of the Wigner-Seitz ion sphere; it provides the average-atom structure and the mean ionization self-consistently from the solution of the variational equations. The formula used for the electronic pressure is simple and does not require any numerical differentiation. In this paper, the virial theorem is derived in both nonrelativistic and relativistic versions of the model. This theorem allows one to express the electron pressure as a combination of the electron kinetic and interaction energies. It is shown that the model fulfills automatically the virial theorem in the case of local-density approximations to the exchange-correlation free-energy. Applications of the model to the equation-of-state and Hugoniot shock adiabat of aluminum, iron, copper, and lead in the warm-dense-matter regime are presented. Comparisons with other approaches, including the inferno model, and with available experimental data are given. This work allows one to understand the thermodynamic consistency issues in the existing average-atom models. Starting from the case of aluminum, a comparative study of the thermodynamic consistency of the models is proposed. A preliminary study of the validity domain of the inferno model is also included. PMID:21405914

  6. Geoquímica de las Aguas del Río Elqui y de sus Tributarios en el Período 1975-1995: Factores Naturales y Efecto de las Explotaciones Mineras en sus Contenidos de Fe, Cu y As Water Geochemistry of the Elqui River and its Tributaries in the Period 1975-1995: Natural Factors and Effect of Mining Activities on its Fe, Cu and As Contents

    Samuel Guevara G

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo expone y discute los resultados de veinte años (1975-1995 de análisis de aguas del Río Elqui y sus tributarios, realizados por la Dirección General de Aguas. Su discusión se complementa con la de resultados de estudios recientes de la geoquímica de los sedimentos de la misma cuenca. Entre sus principales conclusiones destaca la alta concentración de Cu y As de los ríos Toro, Turbio y Elqui, que reciben el aporte directo (Río Toro o indirecto de las aguas del Río Malo, que drena la zona de alteraciones hidrotermales y mineralizaciones de Au-Cu-As del distrito minero de El Indio. La intensificación de las faenas minero-metalúrgicas de El Indio coincidió con incrementos en los contenidos de As y Cu de los ríos Toro, Turbio y Elqui, aunque los de As son progresivamente atenuados por el efecto de dilución debido al aporte de ríos tributarios pobres en ese elemento. Por otra parte, el Río Elqui ha recibido aportes significativos de Cu provenientes del distrito minero de Talcuna, situado en la Quebrada Marquesa. Aunque las actividades mineras de El Indio contribuyeron probablemente a aumentar el contenido de As, Cu y Fe de las aguas, estos y otros metales pesados han estado presentes en las aguas afectadas por drenaje ácido del Río Malo desde mucho tiempo antes de que dichas actividades se iniciaran. Igualmente, el Río Malo continuará siendo una fuente contaminante después del cierre - ya completado - del distrito minero de El Indio.The present study discusses the results of 20 years (1975-1995 of chemical analysis of waters of the Elqui river and its tributaries, performed by the Dirección General de Aguas - the national waters authority. This discussion is complemented with the results of recent studies of the geochemistry of the sediment of its basin. Among the principal conclusions attained, are the high contents of Cu and As of the Toro, Turbio and Elqui rivers, that receive a direct (Toro river or indirect contribution of the Malo river, which drains the hydrothermal alteration zone of the Au-Cu-As deposits of the El Indio mining district. The growing intensification of the mining and metallurgical activities at El Indio coincided with increasing contents of Cu and As in the Toro, Turbio and Elqui rivers, though they are progressively attenuated for As due to the diluent effects of low-mineralized tributary river waters. On the other hand, the Elqui river has received significant amounts of Cu from the Talcuna mining district in the Quebrada Marquesa ravine. Though the mining activities at El Indio probably contributed to the increase in As, Cu and Fe contents of the waters, these and other heavy metals have been present in the acid drainage water of the Malo river long before the beginning of said activities. Likewise, the Malo river will continue to be a pollution source after the closure - already completed -of the El Indio mining district.

  7. Structure and Strength of Iron-Copper-Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites

    Boshko, Oleh; Dashevskyi, Mykola; Mykhaliuk, Olga; Ivanenko, Kateryna; Hamamda, Smail; Revo, Sergiy

    2016-01-01

    Nanocomposite materials of the Fe-Cu system with/without small addition of carbon nanotubes have been synthesized by mechanochemical activation of elemental Fe and Cu powders in a high-energy planetary ball mill and have been examined by the X-ray diffraction method, SEM and the thermopower methods; the tensile strength of the materials obtained has been estimated. The metastable (Fe, Cu) supersaturated solid solution is formed in the Fe-Cu nanocomposites during milling process. The coherent ...

  8. Recovery of zinc and manganese, and other metals (Fe, Cu, Ni, Co, Cd, Cr, Na, K) from Zn-MnO2 and Zn-C waste batteries: Hydroxyl and carbonate co-precipitation from solution after reducing acidic leaching with use of oxalic acid

    Sobianowska-Turek, A.; Szczepaniak, W.; Maciejewski, P.; Gawlik-Kobylińska, M.

    2016-09-01

    The article discusses the current situation of the spent batteries and portable accumulators management. It reviews recycling technologies of the spent batteries and portable accumulators which are used in the manufacturing installations in the world. Also, it presents the authors' research results on the reductive acidic leaching of waste material of the zinc-carbon batteries (Zn-C) and zinc-manganese batteries (alkaline Zn-MnO2) delivered by a company dealing with mechanical treatment of this type of waste stream. The research data proved that the reductive acidic leaching (H2SO4 + C2H2O4) of the battery's black mass allows to recover 85.0% of zinc and 100% of manganese. Moreover, it was found that after the reductive acidic leaching it is possible to recover nearly 100% of manganese, iron, cadmium, and chromium, 98.0% of cobalt, 95.5% of zinc, and 85.0% of copper and nickel from the solution with carbonate method. On the basis of the results, it is possible to assume that the carbonate method can be used for the preparation of manganese-zinc ferrite.

  9. Fe-Cu二元互不溶体系中纳米晶过饱和固溶体的机械合金化制备研究进展%Research progress on mechanical alloying preparation of nanocrystalline supersaturated solid solution in Fe-Cu immiscible system

    吴志方; 周帆

    2015-01-01

    Fe-Cu二元互不溶体系合金在机械合金化过程中形成纳米晶过饱和固溶体,并显示出与其微米尺度结构合金所不同的独特性能.综述了近年来Fe-Cu二元互不溶体系中纳米晶过饱和固溶体的机械合金化研究进展,着重介绍了Fe-Cu纳米晶过饱和固溶体的形成机理及其力学和物理性能等.

  10. Structure and Strength of Iron-Copper-Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites.

    Boshko, Oleh; Dashevskyi, Mykola; Mykhaliuk, Olga; Ivanenko, Kateryna; Hamamda, Smail; Revo, Sergiy

    2016-12-01

    Nanocomposite materials of the Fe-Cu system with/without small addition of carbon nanotubes have been synthesized by mechanochemical activation of elemental Fe and Cu powders in a high-energy planetary ball mill and have been examined by the X-ray diffraction method, SEM and the thermopower methods; the tensile strength of the materials obtained has been estimated. The metastable (Fe, Cu) supersaturated solid solution is formed in the Fe-Cu nanocomposites during milling process. The coherent scattering block size of the materials obtained is decreased with increase of milling time. The duration of mechanochemical activation affects the physical properties of nanocomposites studied. Addition of a small amount of nanotubes into Fe-Cu charge results in a significant increase of strength of the Fe-Cu (4:1) + CNT nanocomposite materials (NCMs) obtained. PMID:26858160

  11. Structure and Strength of Iron-Copper-Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites

    Boshko, Oleh; Dashevskyi, Mykola; Mykhaliuk, Olga; Ivanenko, Kateryna; Hamamda, Smail; Revo, Sergiy

    2016-02-01

    Nanocomposite materials of the Fe-Cu system with/without small addition of carbon nanotubes have been synthesized by mechanochemical activation of elemental Fe and Cu powders in a high-energy planetary ball mill and have been examined by the X-ray diffraction method, SEM and the thermopower methods; the tensile strength of the materials obtained has been estimated. The metastable (Fe, Cu) supersaturated solid solution is formed in the Fe-Cu nanocomposites during milling process. The coherent scattering block size of the materials obtained is decreased with increase of milling time. The duration of mechanochemical activation affects the physical properties of nanocomposites studied. Addition of a small amount of nanotubes into Fe-Cu charge results in a significant increase of strength of the Fe-Cu (4:1) + CNT nanocomposite materials (NCMs) obtained.

  12. Buried nodules and associated sediments from the central Indian Basin

    Banerjee, R.; Iyer, S.D.; Dutta, P.

    ) at different depths show variable abundances of micronodules, volcanic glass shards and biodebris. Dissolution of biodebris increases and abundance of micronodules decreases with increasing depth. Enrichment in Mn, Fe, Cu, Ni, Co, together with a decrease...

  13. Variation in size, morphology and chemical composition of polymetallic nodules from the Central Indian Ocean Basin

    Valsangkar, A.B.; Karisiddaiah, S.M.; Parthiban, G.

    Chemical composition of 613 polymetallic nodules from 150 stations in the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) are determined and variations in Mn, Fe, Cu, Ni, Co, Zn and moisture content are studied with respect to their size and surface texture...

  14. Concentrations of Heavy Metals in Macrobrachium vollenhovenii (Herklots, 1857) from Epe Lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria

    Jimoh, A. A; E.O. Clarke, P.E. Ndimele, C.A. Kumolu-Johnson and F.A. Adebayo

    2011-01-01

    The levels of five metals, Fe, Cu, Zn, Cr and Pb in Macrobrachium vollenhovenii from Epe Lagoon were investigated from March, 2008 to December, 2008. The monthly concentrations of the metals varied significantly (p

  15. Magnetoimpedance in amorphous/metal/amorphous sandwiched films at GHz frequencies

    Correa, M.A. [Departamento de Fisica, CCNE, UFSM, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil)]. E-mail: mmacorrea@gmail.com; Viegas, A.D.C. [Departamento de Fisica, CCNE, UFSM, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil); Silva, R.B. da [Departamento de Fisica, CCNE, UFSM, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil); Andrade, A.M.H. de [Departamento de Fisica, CCNE, UFSM, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil); Sommer, R.L. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2006-10-01

    In this work, we report a comparative study of the magnetoimpedance in sandwiched films with the structure FS/Cu/FS (SWS) and FM/Cu/FM (SWM) where FS=single-layer FeCuNbSiB and FM=multilayer FeCuNbSiB/Cu. Magnetoimpedance ratios of 250% were obtained for the real part of the impedance in the SWM sample, while variations of 100% were reached for the SWS sample.

  16. Electron irradiation-induced mechanical property changes in reactor pressure vessel alloys

    High-energy electrons were used to study tensile property changes in simple Fe-Cu and Fe-Cu-Mn alloys irradiated at 288C. A comparison was made with neutron irradiation data on the same alloys. An apparent effect of alloy chemistry was observed in which the presence of Mn affected embrittlement differently for electron and neutron irradiation. Comparison of previous experimental studies with the present experimental results indicates that electrons may be more efficient than fast neutrons at producing embrittlement

  17. Electron irradiation-induced mechanical property changes in reactor pressure vessel alloys

    Alexander, D.E.; Rehn, L.E. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Odette, G.R.; Lucas, G.E. [California Univ., Santa Barbara, CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1995-11-01

    High-energy electrons were used to study tensile property changes in simple Fe-Cu and Fe-Cu-Mn alloys irradiated at 288C. A comparison was made with neutron irradiation data on the same alloys. An apparent effect of alloy chemistry was observed in which the presence of Mn affected embrittlement differently for electron and neutron irradiation. Comparison of previous experimental studies with the present experimental results indicates that electrons may be more efficient than fast neutrons at producing embrittlement.

  18. Phase separation and rapid solidification of liquid Cu60Fe30Co10 ternary peritectic alloy

    DAI FuPing; CAO ChongDe; WEI BingBo

    2007-01-01

    The metastable liquid phase separation and rapid solidification of Cu60Fe30Co10 ternary peritectic alloy were investigated by using the drop tube technique and the differential scanning calorimetry method. It was found that the critical temperature of metastable liquid phase separation in this alloy is 1623.5 K, and the two separated liquid phases solidify as Cu(Fe,Co) and Fe(Cu,Co) solid solutions, respectively. The undercooling and cooling rate of droplets processed in the drop tube increase with the decrease of their diameters. During the drop tube processing, the structural morphologies of undercooled droplets are strongly dependent on the cooling rate. With the increase of the cooling rate, Fe(Cu,Co) spheres are refined greatly and become uniformly dispersed in the Cu-rich matrix. The calculations of Marangoni migration velocity (VM) and Stokes motion velocity (VS) of Fe(Cu,Co) droplets indicated that Marangoni migration contributes more to the coarsening and congregation of the minor phase during free fall. At the same undercooling, the VM/VS ratio increases drastically as Fe(Cu,Co) droplet size decreases. On the other hand, a larger undercooling tends to increase the VM/VS value for Fe(Cu,Co) droplets with the same size.

  19. Release of Heavy Metals from the Pyrite Tailings of Huangjiagou Pyrite Mine: Batch Experiments

    Liangqian Fan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available To provide the basic information about the release of heavy metals from the pyrite tailings of Huangjiagou pyrite mine, the pyrite tailings were investigated through a series of batch experiments under different initial pH of extractant, temperature, liquid-solid (LS ratio, and soaking time conditions. Moreover, calcium carbonate was added in the pyrite tailings to determine the reduction effect on the release of heavy metals. The results show that Fe, Cr, Cu, Mn, Zn, and Ni were the major heavy metals in the pyrite tailings. Low initial pH and high LS ratio significantly promoted Fe, Cu, Mn, Ni, and Zn release, and high temperature significantly promoted Fe, Cu, Mn, and Ni release. Only small amounts of Cr were detected at low LS ratios. With the increase of soaking time, the released amount of Fe, Cu, Mn, Ni, and Zn increased to the maximum value within 48 h, respectively. After adding calcium carbonate, the released amounts of Fe, Cu, and Zn reduced at least 70.80% within 48 h soaking time. The results indicate that summer and the early soaking stage are the main phases for the release of heavy metals from the pyrite tailings. In the pyrite tailings, Cr is difficult to release. Adding calcium carbonate can effectively reduce the release of Fe, Cu, and Zn.

  20. Structure and soft magnetic properties of the bulk samples prepared by compaction of the mixtures of Co-based and Fe-based powders

    Ball milling of CoFeZrB ribbons and subsequent compaction of the resulting powders were used to prepare bulk amorphous samples. Further, two sets of powder samples were prepared by cryomilling of FeCuNbMoSiB alloy in amorphous and nanocrystalline state. Amorphous and nanocrystalline FeCuNbMoSiB powders were blended with CoFeZrB powder at different concentrations. Such powder mixtures were consolidated and several bulk nanocomposites have been synthesized. An addition of nanocrystalline or amorphous FeCuNbMoSiB powder to amorphous CoFeZrB powder caused a decrease of the magnetostriction of the resultant bulk samples, while the coercivity shows an opposite behavior. Our results show that the powder consolidation by hot pressing is an alternative method for the preparation of bulk metallic glasses, which are difficult to prepare by casting methods

  1. Actividad catalítica de metales de transición en la descomposición de peróxido de hidrógeno

    José G. Carriazo; Luis. F. Bossa-Benavides; Eliana Castillo

    2012-01-01

    This paper compares the catalytic activities of some transition metal ions (Fe3+, Co2+, Cu2+, Ni2+, Zn2+) in the H2O2 decomposition in homogenous and heterogeneous processes, including solid mixed systems (Fe-Cu-Co/Al2O3, Fe-Cu/Al2O3, Fe-Co/Al2O3 and Co-Cu/Al2O3). The solids were characterised by X-ray diffraction to explore evolution of phases or possible changes. Different trends of the catalytic activity were observed: in homogeneous medium the most active species was Fe3+, whereas in hete...

  2. Growth of Photosynthetic Biofilms and Fe, Pb, Cu, and Zn Speciation in Unsaturated Columns with Calcareous Mine Tailings from Arid Zones

    J. V. García-Meza

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Mine tailing remediation aims to reduce the rate of sulfide mineral oxidation. Earlier studies showed that photosynthetic biofilms may act as a physical barrier against oxygen diffusion. Currently, a long-term assay (6 months is required to evaluate the solid phase redistribution of the Pb, Fe, Cu, and Zn originally present in historic and calcareous mine tailing samples (in our case from a semiarid region in North-Central Mexico. The presence of biofilms may provide chemical gradients and physical conditions that shift the proportion of Fe, Cu, and Zn originally associated with oxides to carbonates and organic matter/sulfide fractions.

  3. Growth of Photosynthetic Bio films and Fe, Pb, Cu, and Zn Speciation in Unsaturated Columns with Calcareous Mine Tailings from Arid Zones

    Mine tailing remediation aims to reduce the rate of sulfide mineral oxidation. Earlier studies showed that photosynthetic bio films may act as a physical barrier against oxygen diffusion. Currently, a long-term assay (6 months) is required to evaluate the solid phase redistribution of the Pb, Fe, Cu, and Zn originally present in historic and calcareous mine tailing samples (in our case from a semiarid region in North-Central Mexico). The presence of bio films may provide chemical gradients and physical conditions that shift the proportion of Fe, Cu, and Zn originally associated with oxides to carbonates and organic matter/sulfide fractions.

  4. Kinetic process of mechanical alloying in Fe50Cu50

    Huang, J.Y.; Jiang, Jianzhong; Yasuda, H.;

    1998-01-01

    It is shown that mechanical alloying in the immiscible Fe-Cu system is governed by the atomic shear event and shear-induced diffusion process. We found that an alpha-to-gamma phase transformation, as evidenced by the Nishiyama-Wasserman orientation relationship, occurs by simultaneous shearing pr...... structures, until a complete fee Fe-Cu solid solution is formed. The results provide significant insight into the understanding of recent experiments showing that chemical mixing of immiscible elements can bd induced by mechanical alloying. [S0163-1829(98)51342-2]....

  5. Effects of aging time and temperature of Fe-1wt.%Cu on magnetic Barkhausen noise and FORC

    Muad Saleh; Yue Cao; Edwards, Danny J; Pradeep Ramuhalli; Johnson, Bradley R.; McCloy, John S.

    2016-01-01

    Magnetic Barkhausen noise (MBN), hysteresis measurements, first order reversal curves (FORC), Vickers microhardness, and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) analyses were performed on Fe-1wt.%Cu (Fe-Cu) samples isothermally aged at 700°C for 0.5 – 25 hours to obtain samples with different sized Cu precipitates and dislocation structures. Fe-Cu is used to simulate the thermal and irradiation-induced defects in copper-containing nuclear reactor materials such as cooling system pipes and pres...

  6. Probing giant magnetoresistance with THz spectroscopy

    Jin, Zuanming; Tkach, Alexander; Casper, Frederick;

    2014-01-01

    We observe a giant magnetoresistance effect in CoFe/Cu-based multistack using THz time-domain spectroscopy. The magnetic field-dependent dc conductivity, electron scattering time, as well as spin-asymmetry parameter of the structure are successfully determined. © 2014 OSA.......We observe a giant magnetoresistance effect in CoFe/Cu-based multistack using THz time-domain spectroscopy. The magnetic field-dependent dc conductivity, electron scattering time, as well as spin-asymmetry parameter of the structure are successfully determined. © 2014 OSA....

  7. Physical properties and petrologic description of rock samples from an IOCG mineralized area in the northern Fennoscandian Shield, Sweden

    Sandrin, Alessandro; Edfelt, Å.; Waight, Tod Earle;

    2009-01-01

    The Tjårrojåkka Fe-Cu prospect in northern Sweden is considered an example of a Fe-oxide Cu-Au (IOCG) deposit and is hosted in metamorphosed Paleoproterozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks. Rock samples from 24 outcrops were collected for petrophysical analysis (magnetic susceptibility, remanent ma...

  8. Synthesis of higher alcohols over highly dispersed Cu-Fe based catalysts derived from layered double hydroxides.

    Han, Xinyou; Fang, Kegong; Zhou, Juan; Zhao, Lu; Sun, Yuhan

    2016-05-15

    Highly dispersed Cu-Fe based catalysts with Fe/Cu molar ratios ranging from 0.2 to 1 were prepared via thermal decomposition of layered double hydroxides (LDHs) precursors and tested for higher alcohol synthesis (HAS) via CO hydrogenation. The catalysts were characterized using different techniques such as XRD, TEM, XPS, and H2-TPR. It was demonstrated that the Cu and Fe ions were highly dispersed in the brucite-like layers of the LDHs. With increased Fe/Cu atomic ratio, the tetrahedrally coordinated Cu ion content, Cu reduction temperatures, and the spacing of layers initially increase until the Fe/Cu ratio reaches 0.5 and then decrease. In addition to the catalytic evaluation for CO hydrogenation and catalyst characterization, the relationships between the physical-chemical properties of the catalysts and their catalytic performances were also investigated. It was also found that the alcohols/hydrocarbons ratios correlate linearly with the tetrahedrally coordinated Cu ion content. Moreover, higher reduction temperatures of Cu species as well as larger spacing between the layers in the catalyst are favorable for the synthesis of alcohols. The incorporation of a suitable amount of Fe is beneficial for the production of higher alcohols, with the best catalytic performance (alcohol selectivity of 20.77% and C2+ alcohol selectivity of 48.06%) obtained from a Fe/Cu atomic ratio of 0.5. PMID:26943001

  9. Elements in normal and cirrhotic human liver. Potassium, iron, copper, zinc and bromine measured by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry

    Laursen, J.; Milman, N.; Leth, Peter Mygind;

    1990-01-01

    Various elements (K, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br) were measured by X-ray flourescence spectrometry in cellular and connective tissue fractions of normal and cirrhotic liver samples obtained at autopsy. Normal livers: 32 subjects (16 males, 16 females) median age 69 years. Cirrhotic livers: 14 subjects (13 males...

  10. Mineral composition of some traditional Mexican teas.

    Laferriere, J E; Weber, C W; Kohlhepp, E A

    1991-07-01

    Teas of plant origin traditionally consumed by the Mountain Pima of Chihuahua, Mexico, were analyzed for mineral nutritional content. Fe, Cu, Zn, Ca, and Mg composition was determined for native teas made from shoots of Tagetes lucida, T. filifolia, Elytraria imbricata, and Holodiscus dumosus, and from root xylem of Ceanothus depressus and Phaseolus ritensis. Native uses of these teas are also described. PMID:1924192

  11. Industrial Wastewater Treatment Using Local Natural Soil in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

    H. A. Tayim; A. H. Al-Yazouri

    2005-01-01

    Local soil from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate is investigated for its efficiency in removing heavy metals from industrial wastewater. Eight different industrial water effluents from different industries were treated. Pb, Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn were removed from industrial wastewaters yielding treated water with heavy metal concentrations well below the maximum limits enforced by environmental protection agencies.

  12. Metal analysis of cotton

    Seven varieties of cotton were investigated for 8 metal ions (K, Na, Mg, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, and Mn) using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy. All of the varieties were grown at the same location. Half of the samples were dry (rain fed only) and the other were well-watered (irrigat...

  13. Synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence analysis of Fe, Zn and Cu in mice brain associated with Parkinson’s disease

    田甜; 施继晔; 胡钧; 黄庆; 樊春海; 孙艳红

    2015-01-01

    The contents and distributions of metal elements in the brain are closely related to neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we examined Fe, Cu and Zn contents in the brain section associated with Parkinson‘s disease (PD) using synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence (SRXRF). PD mouse model induced by 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-terahydropyridine (MPTP) was used for the elemental analysis (e.g., Fe, Cu and Zn) in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) region of mice brain tissue samples. We found that mice in the MPTP group had higher contents of Fe, Cu and Zn in the SNpc than the control group. After treating the PD mice with rapamycin, the contents of Fe, Cu and Zn were reduced, the dopamine neurons and motor function were rescued correspondingly. The results prompted that the SRXRF provided an ideal method for tracing and analyzing the metal elements in the brain section to assess the pathological changes of PD model and the therapeutic effect of drugs.

  14. Chemical dosimeter system for mixed neutron and gamma radiation

    G-values for the Fricke dosimeter and the FeCu dosimeter have been calculated for moderated fission neutrons. By combining these two chemical dosimeters, the fast neutron and gamma doses can be measured separately in a mixed field. (author). 7 refs, 2 tabs

  15. Dried shiitake (Lentinulla edodes and oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus mushrooms as a good source of nutrient

    Julita Reguła

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Due to presented in literature potential health benefits of shiitake Lentinula edodes (Berk. Pegl. and oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.: Fr. Kumm., chemical composition as well as Fe, Cu and Zn ions sorption (in conditions related to human digestive tract by dried shiitake and oyster were investigated. Both dried mushrooms had the high content of dietary fiber, Fe, Cu, Mg, K but low of fat, Na and Ca. Relatively low sorption of micronutrients was found in pH = 1.8, while the high sorption of Cu and Fe was observed in pH = 8.7. Dried mushrooms satisfied the maximum permissible level standards concerning toxic metals. The results of the research suggest that dried shiitake and oyster mushrooms can be used as additives in food products.

  16. Actividad catalítica de metales de transición en la descomposición de peróxido de hidrógeno

    José G. Carriazo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper compares the catalytic activities of some transition metal ions (Fe3+, Co2+, Cu2+, Ni2+, Zn2+ in the H2O2 decomposition in homogenous and heterogeneous processes, including solid mixed systems (Fe-Cu-Co/Al2O3, Fe-Cu/Al2O3, Fe-Co/Al2O3 and Co-Cu/Al2O3. The solids were characterised by X-ray diffraction to explore evolution of phases or possible changes. Different trends of the catalytic activity were observed: in homogeneous medium the most active species was Fe3+, whereas in heterogeneous one the higher activities were shown for Co/Al2O3 and Co-Cu/Al2O3. A strong cooperative effect for the Co-Cu/Al2O3 system was observed, which can be considered as a new catalyst of interest for this type of reactions.

  17. High-resolution electron microscopy observation and dislocation reaction mechanism of fivefold twinning in a Cu-rich precipitate in a cold rolled ferritic steel containing copper

    Ferritic steels containing copper have been studied as model systems for clusters/precipitate formation in reactor pressure vessel steels. The samples were aged at 400 °C for 4000 h and subsequently cold rolled to 30% reduction at room temperature. The microstructural characteristics of the samples were analyzed using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Direct evidence was found that the fivefold twinning occurs via simultaneous emission of two Shockley partial dislocations from two particular α-Fe/Cu interfaces, and then the pileup tips of the twofold twin. - Highlights: • Fivefold twin is observed in a Cu-rich precipitate in cold rolled ferritic steels. • A dislocation reaction mechanism for the fivefold twin formation is proposed. • Two particular mismatching α-Fe/Cu-rich precipitate interfaces play a critical role

  18. Formation mechanism of solute clusters under neutron irradiation in ferritic model alloys and in a reactor pressure vessel steel: clusters of defects

    The embrittlement of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) under irradiation is partly due to the formation of point defects (PD) and solute clusters. The aim of this work was to gain more insight into the formation mechanisms of solute clusters in low copper ([Cu] = 0.1 wt%) FeCu and FeCuMnNi model alloys, in a copper free FeMnNi model alloy and in a low copper French RPV steel (16MND5). These materials were neutron-irradiated around 300 C in a test reactor. Solute clusters were characterized by tomographic atom probe whereas PD clusters were simulated with a rate theory numerical code calibrated under cascade damage conditions using transmission electron microscopy analysis. The confrontation between experiments and simulation reveals that a heterogeneous irradiation-induced solute precipitation/segregation probably occurs on PD clusters. (author)

  19. Thermal stability and the structure of vacancy–solute clusters in iron alloys

    Thermal stability and the structure of clusters formed by neutron irradiation are studied by means of positron annihilation spectroscopy of post-irradiation annealed FeCu, FeCuMnNi and FeMnNi alloys and rigid lattice calculations. While most of the vacancy–solute clusters dissolve in the temperature range between 650 K and 700 K, the presence of Ni and Mn solutes in vacancy–MnNi clusters provides an additional thermal stability and shifts the annealing stage corresponding to the dissociation of these clusters to higher temperature. Very good agreement between the measurements and calculations is obtained for vacancy–MnNi clusters of nanometric size, containing of about 25–50% of vacancies

  20. Formation mechanism of solute clusters under neutron irradiation in ferritic model alloys and in a reactor pressure vessel steel: clusters of defects; Mecanismes de fragilisation sous irradiation aux neutrons d'alliages modeles ferritiques et d'un acier de cuve: amas de defauts

    Meslin-Chiffon, E

    2007-11-15

    The embrittlement of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) under irradiation is partly due to the formation of point defects (PD) and solute clusters. The aim of this work was to gain more insight into the formation mechanisms of solute clusters in low copper ([Cu] = 0.1 wt%) FeCu and FeCuMnNi model alloys, in a copper free FeMnNi model alloy and in a low copper French RPV steel (16MND5). These materials were neutron-irradiated around 300 C in a test reactor. Solute clusters were characterized by tomographic atom probe whereas PD clusters were simulated with a rate theory numerical code calibrated under cascade damage conditions using transmission electron microscopy analysis. The confrontation between experiments and simulation reveals that a heterogeneous irradiation-induced solute precipitation/segregation probably occurs on PD clusters. (author)

  1. Growth Mechanism of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Iron–Copper Catalyst and Chirality Studies by Electron Diffraction

    He, Maoshuai; Liu, Bilu; Chernov, Alexander I.;

    2012-01-01

    Chiralities of single-walled carbon nanotubes grown on an atomic layer deposition prepared bimetallic FeCu/MgO catalyst were evaluated quantitatively using nanobeam electron diffraction. The results reveal that the growth yields nearly 90% semiconducting tubes, 45% of which are of the (6,5) type....... The growth mechanisms as well as the roles of different components in the catalyst were studied in situ using environmental transmission electron microscopy and infrared spectroscopy. On the basis of the understanding of carbon nanotube growth mechanisms, an MgO-supported FeCu catalyst was prepared by...... impregnation, showing similar catalytic performance as the atomic layer deposition-prepared catalyst, yielding single-walled carbon nanotubes with a similar narrow chirality distribution....

  2. A study of the hard magnetic properties in different hard magnetic materials

    The magnetic properties of several hard magnetic materials have been investigated to determine any trends in their magnetic characteristics. The materials studied were Nd15Fe77B8, SmCo5, Sm2 (Co,Fe,Cu,Zr)17, strontium ferrite magnets and single domain particles of Ba-ferrite and Cu-Mn-Al. The initial magnetization curves, field dependence of coercivity and remanence curves were measured

  3. Biomarkers of environmental contaminants in field population of green mussel (Perna viridis) from Karnataka-Kerala coast (South West coast of India).

    Krishnakumar, P.K.; Sasikumar, Geetha; Bhat, G. S.; Asokan, D.P.K.

    2006-01-01

    Biomarker: sister chromatid exchange (SCE); chromosomal aberration; micronucleus (MN); hemic neoplasia (HN), mutagenic activity; comet cells. Exposure/effect represented: exposure to trace metals (Fe, Cu, Ni, Cd, Cr, Zn, Pb, Mn) / DNA damage. Analytical technique: Toxic and essential elements in tissues were determined using AAS; metaphase chromosomes were viewed using light microscope (Olympus BX50) with image analysis facility; hemolymph was stained using the Schiff Feulgen-picromethyl blu...

  4. Bioaccumulation of selected heavy metals by the water fern, Azolla filiculoides Lam. in a wetland ecosystem affected by sewage, mine and industrial pollution

    Wet, L.P.D. de; Schoonbee, H.J.; Pretorius, J.; Bezuidenhout, L.M. (Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg (South Africa). Depts. of Zoology and Botany, Research Unit for Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems)

    1990-10-01

    The bio-accumulation of the heavy metals, Fe, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn, Mn and Cr by the water fern, Azolla filiculoides Lam. in a wetland ecosystem polluted by effluents from sewage works, mines and industries was investigated. Results showed that the different metals can be accumulated by the water fern at concentration levels not necessarily related to their actual concentrations in the aquatic environment, as measured in this case, in the bottom sediments. 45 refs., 1 fig., 3 tabs.

  5. Determination of Heavy Metals in Roach (Rutilus rutilus) and Bleak (Alburnus alburnus) in Zhrebchevo Dam Lake

    Georgi I. Zhelyazkov; Dian M. Georgiev; Lilko K. Dospatliev; Yordan S. Staykov

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine the concentration of iron (Fe), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), chromium (Cr), cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn) in roach (Rutilus rutilus) and bleak (Alburnus alburnus) as species for human consummation. Two fresh water fish species, roach and bleak were caught from Zhrebchevo Dam Lake in Bulgaria. Determination of heavy metals (Fe, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn, Mn, Cr and Cd) in muscle samples were performed with electrothermal atomic absorption spec...

  6. Interface magnetism of 3d transition metals

    Niklasson, A. M. N.; Johansson, B.; Skriver, Hans Lomholt

    1999-01-01

    The layered resolved magnetic spin moments of the magnetic 3d bilayer interfaces Fe/V bcc, Fe/Co bcc, Fe/Cu bcc, Co/V bcc, Co/Ni fee, Co/Cu fee, Ni/V fee, Ni/Cr fcc, Ni/Cu fee and the magnetic surfaces Fe bcc, Co bcc, Co fee, and Ni fee are calculated for the (001), (011), and (111) orientations by...

  7. Determination of Cu/Zn and Fe in human serum of patients with sickle cell anemia using radiation synchrotron

    In this work we analyzed serum samples from patients with Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) using Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence using Synchrotron Radiation (SRTXRF). The SRTXRF measurements were performed at the X-Ray Fluorescence Beamline at the Brazilian National Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS). We studied forty-three patients aged 18–50 suffering from SCA and sixty healthy volunteers aged 18–60. It was possible to determine the concentrations of the following elements: P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br and Rb. Moreover, there are evidences of an association among Fe, Cu, Zn and Cu/Zn in the SCA pathogenesis process. The concentrations of Fe and Cu in the serum samples of patients with SCA were larger, 120% and 20%, respectively, when compared with the CG. The serum level Cu/Zn ratio was significantly higher (60%) in the serum samples from patients suffering from SCA than from the CG. Therefore, the Cu/Zn ratio can be used as an adjuvant index in enhancement for diagnosis of SCA. - Highlights: ► Serum samples from patients with Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) were analyzed by SRTXRF. ► It was possible to determine the concentrations of the P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br and Rb. ► There are evidences of an association among Fe, Cu, Zn and Cu/Zn in the SCA process. ► The results indicate that the Cu/Zn ratio can be used as an adjuvant index for diagnosis of SCA.

  8. Effects of aging time and temperature of Fe-1wt.%Cu on magnetic Barkhausen noise and FORC

    Muad Saleh

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Magnetic Barkhausen noise (MBN, hysteresis measurements, first order reversal curves (FORC, Vickers microhardness, and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM analyses were performed on Fe-1wt.%Cu (Fe-Cu samples isothermally aged at 700°C for 0.5 – 25 hours to obtain samples with different sized Cu precipitates and dislocation structures. Fe-Cu is used to simulate the thermal and irradiation-induced defects in copper-containing nuclear reactor materials such as cooling system pipes and pressure vessel materials. The sample series showed an initial increase followed by a decrease in hardness and coercivity with aging time, which is explained by Cu precipitates formation and growth as observed by TEM measurements. Further, the MBN envelope showed a continuous decrease in its magnitude and the appearance of a second peak with aging. Also, FORC diagrams showed multiple peaks whose intensity and location changed for different aging time. The changes in FORC diagrams are attributed to combined changes of the magnetic behavior due to Cu precipitate characteristics and dislocation structure. A second series of samples aged at 850°C, which is above the solid solution temperature of Fe-Cu, was studied to isolate the effects of dislocations. These samples showed a continuous decrease in MBN amplitude with aging time although the coercivity and hardness did not change significantly. The decrease of MBN amplitude and the appearance of the second MBN envelope peak are attributed to the changes in dislocation density and structure. This study shows that the effect of dislocations on MBN and FORC of Fe-Cu materials can vary significantly and should be considered in interpreting magnetic signatures.

  9. Effects of aging time and temperature of Fe-1wt.%Cu on magnetic Barkhausen noise and FORC

    Saleh, Muad; Cao, Yue; Edwards, Danny J.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Johnson, Bradley R.; McCloy, John S.

    2016-05-01

    Magnetic Barkhausen noise (MBN), hysteresis measurements, first order reversal curves (FORC), Vickers microhardness, and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) analyses were performed on Fe-1wt.%Cu (Fe-Cu) samples isothermally aged at 700°C for 0.5 - 25 hours to obtain samples with different sized Cu precipitates and dislocation structures. Fe-Cu is used to simulate the thermal and irradiation-induced defects in copper-containing nuclear reactor materials such as cooling system pipes and pressure vessel materials. The sample series showed an initial increase followed by a decrease in hardness and coercivity with aging time, which is explained by Cu precipitates formation and growth as observed by TEM measurements. Further, the MBN envelope showed a continuous decrease in its magnitude and the appearance of a second peak with aging. Also, FORC diagrams showed multiple peaks whose intensity and location changed for different aging time. The changes in FORC diagrams are attributed to combined changes of the magnetic behavior due to Cu precipitate characteristics and dislocation structure. A second series of samples aged at 850°C, which is above the solid solution temperature of Fe-Cu, was studied to isolate the effects of dislocations. These samples showed a continuous decrease in MBN amplitude with aging time although the coercivity and hardness did not change significantly. The decrease of MBN amplitude and the appearance of the second MBN envelope peak are attributed to the changes in dislocation density and structure. This study shows that the effect of dislocations on MBN and FORC of Fe-Cu materials can vary significantly and should be considered in interpreting magnetic signatures.

  10. Examination of the trace element content of beetroot by X-ray fluorescence analysis

    The paper deals with the determination of Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br, Rb, Sr, Mo concentration in beetroot by energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence method. The exciting source was 125I with 555 MBq activity. For the analysis Si(Li) semiconductor detectors were applied and for the data processing a minicomputer (type HP 9825 A) was used. Results are given in tabulated form. (Sz.J.)

  11. Study of the precipitation and of the hardening microscopic mechanisms under irradiation in dilute ferritic alloys

    The copper precipitation plays a significant role in the embrittlement process of reactor vessel steels under neutron irradiation at 300 deg C. In order to understand the copper precipitation mechanisms, we have studied model ferritic binary FeCu and ternary alloys FeCuX (X=Mn,Ni, Cr, P). These materials have been either Irradiated with 2.5 MeV electrons In the 175-360 deg C temperature range or thermal aged at 500 deg C. The evolution of materials has been followed by resistivity measurements under irradiation, by small angle neutron scattering and by Vickers microhardness measurements. We have shown the similarity of copper precipitation under thermally ageing at 500 deg C and electron Irradiation at 300 deg C, in FeCu1,34%. This result confirms that the main effect of electronic irradiation is to accelerate precipitation. Nevertheless, we have observed that irradiation induces an additional contribution to hardening attributed to point defect clusters. Concerning the ternary alloys, we observed that at 300 deg C the addition of a third element has no significant effect on the copper precipitation kinetic under irradiation but that at lower temperature manganese slows down precipitation kinetic. In order to reproduce the experimental results obtained on FeCu1,34% by using a cluster kinetics model, we have to suppose that the precipitation is heterogeneous and controlled by interface reactions for the small size clusters. In addition, neutron or electron irradiated industrial steels have been studied by small angle neutron scattering. The results revealed the presence of nano-metric solute clusters which contain few copper atoms and which are not linked to the formation of displacement cascades. (author)

  12. The application of energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF) to the analysis of cosmetic evidence in Indian nail polishes

    The application of energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry in the quantitative analysis of samples of Indian nail polishes of apparently similar shades from different manufacturers has been examined by evaluating the possibility of detecting spurious material which is marketed under the guise of a popular brand. On the basis of the number of elements detected, and from the ratios of particular elements [Fe/Ti,Fe/Cu,Ti/Cu] the results are very encouraging. (author)

  13. The role of heavy metals and toxic materials in the physiological ecology of submersed macrophytes

    Guilizzoni, Piero

    1991-01-01

    An overview of, and information from, a number of publications dealing with the availability, uptake rates and accumulation of metals (eg. Fe, Cu, Cr, Cd, Pb) and organic substrances (e.g. polychlorinated biphensyls (PCB) and pesticides) by submersed and floating macrophytes are provided. Differences in metal enrichment are reported to be dependent mainly on the plant species, the seasonal growth rate changes, the tissue age, and metal or compound type. A brief review of the possible sites of...

  14. Factors Governing concentration of platinum group elements in layered complexes

    Makovicky, E.; Rose-Hansen, J.; Karup-Møller, Sven; Makovicky, M.

    1996-01-01

    This report covers the synthetic research results obtained by the Danish group on: (1) The phase system Fe-Ir-S at 1100o, 1000o and 800oC, (2) Metal-rich portions of the phase system Pt-Ir-Fe-S: Pt-Fe-Ir alloys and associated sulfides at 1000oC and 1100oC, (3) The Fe (Cu)-Pt-Rh-S system: alloys a...

  15. Thermodynamic analysis of the change of solid solubility in a binary system processed by mechanical alloying

    Using a non-equilibrium process, it is possible to extend the solid solubility range in metallic systems. Therefore, the main objective of this work was to apply a thermodynamic model to predict the change in the solubility limit of systems with positive enthalpy mixing (Cu-Cr and Fe-Cu) processed by mechanical alloying. It was found that increasing the density of crystalline defects alters the solubility limit in these binary systems

  16. Determination of Cu/Zn and Fe in human serum of patients with sickle cell anemia using radiation synchrotron

    Canellas, C.G.L. [Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory, COPPE/UFRJ, P.O. Box 68509, 21.941-972 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Carvalho, S.M.F. [State Institute of Hematology Arthur de Siqueira Cavalcanti, 20.211-030 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Anjos, M.J. [Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory, COPPE/UFRJ, P.O. Box 68509, 21.941-972 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Physics Institute, State University of Rio de Janeiro, 20.559-900 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Lopes, R.T., E-mail: ricardo@lin.ufrj.br [Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory, COPPE/UFRJ, P.O. Box 68509, 21.941-972 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    2012-07-15

    In this work we analyzed serum samples from patients with Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) using Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence using Synchrotron Radiation (SRTXRF). The SRTXRF measurements were performed at the X-Ray Fluorescence Beamline at the Brazilian National Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS). We studied forty-three patients aged 18-50 suffering from SCA and sixty healthy volunteers aged 18-60. It was possible to determine the concentrations of the following elements: P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br and Rb. Moreover, there are evidences of an association among Fe, Cu, Zn and Cu/Zn in the SCA pathogenesis process. The concentrations of Fe and Cu in the serum samples of patients with SCA were larger, 120% and 20%, respectively, when compared with the CG. The serum level Cu/Zn ratio was significantly higher (60%) in the serum samples from patients suffering from SCA than from the CG. Therefore, the Cu/Zn ratio can be used as an adjuvant index in enhancement for diagnosis of SCA. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Serum samples from patients with Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) were analyzed by SRTXRF. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It was possible to determine the concentrations of the P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br and Rb. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer There are evidences of an association among Fe, Cu, Zn and Cu/Zn in the SCA process. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The results indicate that the Cu/Zn ratio can be used as an adjuvant index for diagnosis of SCA.

  17. Development of Sintered Iron Driving Bands

    R. P. Khanna

    1974-07-01

    Full Text Available The present investigation reports some detailed studies carried out on the development testing and proving of sintered Iron Driving Bands. Sintering studies on two different types of iron powders together with a few Fe-Cu compositions have been made and based on the results there of, parameters for development iron driving bands have been standardised. The results obtained clearly demonstrate that substitution of copper by sintered iron is highly practicable alternative.

  18. Fe and Co nanostructures embedded into the Cu(100) surface: Self-Organization and magnetic properties

    The self-organization and magnetic properties of small iron and cobalt nanostructures embedded into the first layer of a Cu(100) surface are investigated using the self-learning kinetic Monte Carlo method and density functional theory. The similarities and differences between the Fe/Cu(100) and the Co/Cu(100) are underlined. The time evolution of magnetic properties of a copper monolayer with embedded magnetic atoms at 380 K is discussed

  19. Milk and Dairy Products : A Unique Micronutrient Combination

    2011-01-01

    Milk and dairy products contain micronutrients such as minerals and vitamins, which contribute to multiple and different vital functions in the organism. The mineral fraction is composed of macroelements (Ca, Mg, Na, K, P, and Cl) and oligoelements (Fe, Cu, Zn, and Se). From a physicochemical point of view, the chemical forms, the associations with other ions or organic molecules, and the location of macroelements such as Ca, Mg, Na, K, P, and Cl in milk are relatively well described and unde...

  20. Measurement of the pollutants on the surface of crystal slice using PIXE

    Zhu Guang Hua; Wang Xin Fu; Zhou Hong Yu

    2001-01-01

    The analytical sensitivity and detection limit and the applications of the PIXE technique or the samples of crystal slice are presented. The crystal slices implanted with oxygen ions at different implantation machines are polluted with element Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu etc. during oxygen ion implantation. These results show that PIXE method has high sensitivity and is non-destructive for measuring pollutants, and is suitable in this research field

  1. Trace elements analysis by PIXE (particle induced x-ray excitation) and AAS (atomic absorption spectrometry) from environmental samples

    The aim of this work is the micro elemental analysis of environmental samples by PIXE (Particle Induced X-ray Excitation) method and AAS (Atomic Absrobtion Spectrometry). The samples were collected from neighborhood of Targoviste city (mulberry, apple, poplar, walnut, prune, maple). The concentration data have been obtain for the elements: S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Br, Sr by PIXE method and Mn, Fe, Cu, Cr, Se, Zn by AAS method. A good correlation b

  2. Fe and Co nanostructures embedded into the Cu(100) surface: Self-Organization and magnetic properties

    Kolesnikov, S. V., E-mail: kolesnikov@physics.msu.ru; Klavsyuk, A. L.; Saletsky, A. M. [Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics (Russian Federation)

    2015-10-15

    The self-organization and magnetic properties of small iron and cobalt nanostructures embedded into the first layer of a Cu(100) surface are investigated using the self-learning kinetic Monte Carlo method and density functional theory. The similarities and differences between the Fe/Cu(100) and the Co/Cu(100) are underlined. The time evolution of magnetic properties of a copper monolayer with embedded magnetic atoms at 380 K is discussed.

  3. Biochemical Studies in Some Indigenous Dye Yielding Plants of Manipur

    Joylani D. SAIKHOM; Jekendra S. SALAM; Kumar S. POTSHANGBAM; Manabendra D. Choudhury; Haripriya D. MAIBAM

    2013-01-01

    Ten natural dye yielding and two mordant plants were biochemically analyzed. Though natural dyes are widely used, information about the active principles responsible for dyeing is hardly available. In the present experiment, total chlorophyll, carotinoids, tannins, phenolics, flavonoids and curcumin were determined among the dye yielding plants, while K, S, P, Ca, Mg, Mn, Zn, Fe, Cu and Co were determined in the case of mordant plants. In Bixa orellana, used for yellow dyeing, the carotinoid ...

  4. Environmental geochemistry of the polymetallic ore deposits: Case studies from the Rude and the Sv. Jakob historical mining sites, NW Croatia

    Strmić Palinkaš, Sabina; A. Palinkaš, Ladislav; Kuzmanović, Maja; Martinić, Maša; Kampić, Štefica; Dogančić, Dragana; Obhođaš, Jasmina

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the results of the sampling surveys carried out in order to evaluate the environmental impact of the Rude and the Sv. Jakob historical mining sites, NW Croatia. The studied polymetallic ore deposits are differing in the mineralogical and geochemical features as well as in the host rock lithology. The Rude Fe-Cu-Pb-Zn-Ba deposit is hosted by Permian siliciclastic sediments. Siderite, hematite, galena, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, pyrite, barite and gypsum are the major ore mi...

  5. PIXE analysis of trace elements in cetacean teeth

    PIXE was adopted for analysis of trace elements in teeth of two species of cetaceans, sperm whale (Physeter microcephalus) and pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata). The analyses were performed along with the growth layer of the teeth, which is formed annually, suitable for age determination. Mn, Fe, Cu, Zu and Sr were detected in the teeth of sperm whale and pantropical spotted dolphin. Among these trace elements, gradual increase was observed for Zn/Ca ratio in the sperm whale's teeth. (author)

  6. Antioxidant Activities and Oxidative Stabilities of Some Unconventional Oilseeds

    Uluata, Sibel; Özdemir, Nurhayat

    2011-01-01

    The oils of some unconventional oilseeds (hemp, radish, terebinth, stinging nettle, laurel) were obtained by a cold-press method in which the total oil content, fatty acids, tocopherol isomers, some metal contents (Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu), antioxidant activity and oxidative stability were determined. The total oil content was determined ranging between 30.68 and 43.12%, and the oil samples had large amounts of unsaturated fatty acids, with oleic acid and linoleic acid. Of all the oils, terebinth seed...

  7. Effects of Trace Metal Profiles Characteristic for Autism on Synapses in Cultured Neurons

    2015-01-01

    Various recent studies revealed that biometal dyshomeostasis plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of neurological disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Substantial evidence indicates that disrupted neuronal homeostasis of different metal ions such as Fe, Cu, Pb, Hg, Se, and Zn may mediate synaptic dysfunction and impair synapse formation and maturation. Here, we performed in vitro studies investigating the consequences of an imbalance of transition metals on glutamatergic syn...

  8. Chemical composition and radical scavenging activity of melanin from Auricularia auricula fruiting bodies

    Yu Zou; Yue Zhao; Wenzhong Hu

    2015-01-01

    Melanin extracted from Auricularia auricula fruiting bodies (AAFB) was examined by element analyzer, amino acid analyzer, inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry. Elemental composition analysis revealed that main component of AAFB melanin was pheomelanin. Amino acid analysis showed that 16 amino acids were found in AAFB melanin and total amino acid content was 321. 63 mg/g. There were 13 detectable metal elements in AAFB melanin, which was rich in Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn. In additi...

  9. Fe and Co nanostructures embedded into the Cu(100) surface: Self-Organization and magnetic properties

    Kolesnikov, S. V.; Klavsyuk, A. L.; Saletsky, A. M.

    2015-10-01

    The self-organization and magnetic properties of small iron and cobalt nanostructures embedded into the first layer of a Cu(100) surface are investigated using the self-learning kinetic Monte Carlo method and density functional theory. The similarities and differences between the Fe/Cu(100) and the Co/Cu(100) are underlined. The time evolution of magnetic properties of a copper monolayer with embedded magnetic atoms at 380 K is discussed.

  10. Mikronährstoffstatus und kognitive Leistung bei Patienten der Gedächtnisambulanz Ulm

    Hauel, Edith Maria

    2013-01-01

    Deficiency in micronutrients - vitamins and minerals - may add to impaired cognitive function and development of dementia in elderly. The objective of this study was to assess the micronutrient status and associated domain-specific cognitive performance of elderly out-patients of the memory clinic Ulm (Germany) with special focus on B-vitamins (B1, B6, folic acid, B12), antioxidant vitamins and provitamins (A, C, E, carotenes, lycopin), and redox-active minerals (Fe, Cu, Zn). Cognitive perfor...

  11. Interatomic potentials for materials of nuclear interest

    Procedures to develop embedded atom method (EAM) interatomic potentials are described, with foreseeable applications in nuclear materials. Their reliability is shown by evaluating relevant properties. The studied materials are Nb, Zr and U. The first two were then used to develop an inter species potential for the Zr-Nb binary system. In this sense, the Fe-Cu system was also studied starting from Fe and Cu potentials extracted from the literature. (author)

  12. A systematic study of solid solutions of iron in copper and nickel by means of the IPDC technique

    Solid solutions of iron in copper and nickel have been studied with the integral perturbed directional correlation technique. The Fe:Cu samples with an iron concentration larger than 3% show a significant perturbation. The effect of cold work on the perturbation is also investigated. For the Fe:Ni alloys the hyperfine field acting on the 59Co nucleus is found to be negative and to have its smallest magnitude for an iron concentration of approximately 70%. (author)

  13. Biodegradation of Metal-EDTA Complexes by an Enriched Microbial Population

    Thomas, Russell A.P.; Lawlor, Kirsten; Bailey, Mark; Macaskie, Lynne E

    1998-01-01

    A mixed culture utilizing EDTA as the sole carbon source was isolated from a mixed inoculum of water from the River Mersey (United Kingdom) and sludge from an industrial effluent treatment plant. Fourteen component organisms were isolated from the culture, including representatives of the genera Methylobacterium, Variovorax, Enterobacter, Aureobacterium, and Bacillus. The mixed culture biodegraded metal-EDTA complexes slowly; the biodegradability was in the order Fe>Cu>Co>Ni>Cd. By incorporat...

  14. IMPACT OF HEAVY METALS ON ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY IN DIFFERENT TISSUE OF MILK FISH Chanos chanos.

    Sivakumar Rajeshkumar,; Jayaprakash Mini,; Natesan Munuswamy

    2013-01-01

    The impact of heavy metal accumulation on antioxidant activity in Chanos chanos, (Milk fish) was studied in two different locations polluted sites (Kaattuppalli Island) and less polluted sites (Kovalam estuary). Accumulation of heavy metals in the gills, liver and muscles were observed Zn >Fe >Cu >Pb >Mn >Cd >Ni. The results reveal that highest concentration of metals in muscle, gills and liver were observed in Kaattuppalli Island when compared to Kovalam estuary. The antioxidant activity sho...

  15. PIXE analysis of trace elements in teeth of northern fur seals

    Levels of trace elements in calcified tissues of marine organisms have a good relation with environmental variables. The trace elements in teeth of northern fur seals Collorhinus ursinus were analyzed by PIXE to investigate impacts of regime shifts such as drastic change of seawater temperature. Ti, Mn, Fe, Cu, Br, Sr, Zn, As, Ni, Co and Zr were detected in the teeth. Among them, concentration of eight elements seemed to correspond to the regime shifts. (author)

  16. Study of the precipitation and of the hardening microscopic mechanisms under irradiation in dilute ferritic alloys; Etude de la precipitation et des mecanismes microscopiques de durcissement sous irradiation dans des alliages ferritiques dilues

    Mathon, M.H

    1995-07-01

    The copper precipitation plays a significant role in the embrittlement process of reactor vessel steels under neutron irradiation at 300 deg C. In order to understand the copper precipitation mechanisms, we have studied model ferritic binary FeCu and ternary alloys FeCuX (X=Mn,Ni, Cr, P). These materials have been either Irradiated with 2.5 MeV electrons In the 175-360 deg C temperature range or thermal aged at 500 deg C. The evolution of materials has been followed by resistivity measurements under irradiation, by small angle neutron scattering and by Vickers microhardness measurements. We have shown the similarity of copper precipitation under thermally ageing at 500 deg C and electron Irradiation at 300 deg C, in FeCu{sub 1,34%}. This result confirms that the main effect of electronic irradiation is to accelerate precipitation. Nevertheless, we have observed that irradiation induces an additional contribution to hardening attributed to point defect clusters. Concerning the ternary alloys, we observed that at 300 deg C the addition of a third element has no significant effect on the copper precipitation kinetic under irradiation but that at lower temperature manganese slows down precipitation kinetic. In order to reproduce the experimental results obtained on FeCu{sub 1,34%} by using a cluster kinetics model, we have to suppose that the precipitation is heterogeneous and controlled by interface reactions for the small size clusters. In addition, neutron or electron irradiated industrial steels have been studied by small angle neutron scattering. The results revealed the presence of nano-metric solute clusters which contain few copper atoms and which are not linked to the formation of displacement cascades. (author)

  17. Advancements in Development of Chemical-Looping Combustion: A Review

    He Fang; Li Haibin; Zhao Zengli

    2009-01-01

    Chemical-looping combustion (CLC) is a novel combustion technology with inherent separation of greenhouse CO2. Extensive research has been performed on CLC in the last decade with respect to oxygen carrier development, reaction kinetics, reactor design, system efficiencies, and prototype testing. Transition metal oxides, such as Ni, Fe, Cu, and Mn oxides, were reported as reactive species in the oxygen carrier particles. Ni-based oxygen carriers exhibited the best reactivity and stability dur...

  18. Magnetostriction Dependence of the Relaxation Frequency in the Magnetoimpedance Effect for Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Ribbons

    M.L.Sánchez; V.M.Prida; B.Hernando; G.V.Kurlyandskaya; J.D.Santos; M.Tejedor; M.Vázquez

    2002-01-01

    The magnetoimpedance effect and changes of the relaxation frequency fx are studied in CoFeSiB and CoFeMoSiB amorphous and FeCuNbSiB nanocrystalline ribbons. The evolution of the magnetostriction constant λs and relaxation frequency is analysed for the states with different magnetic anisotropies induced in the same ribbons.A monotonic decrease of the relaxation frequency is observed for shifting of λs towards positive values.

  19. Geochemistry of polymetallic nodules from the Central Indian Ocean basin

    Valsangkar, A.B.; Khadge, N.H.; Desa, J.A.E.

    ; \\[\\] > l0 cm. Pacific Ocean; A nodules; x sediments. Average shale values from Piper (1974). POLYMETALLIC NODULES FROM THE CENTRAL INDIAN OCEAN BASIN TABLE 3A Inter-element relationship in the CIOB nodules Moisture Mn Fe Cu Ni Co Cu + Ni + Co Moisture...-242. Lyle, M., 1982. Estimating growth rates of ferromanganese nodules from chemical composition: implications for nodule formation processes. Geochim. Cosmochem. Acta., 46: 2301- 2306. Piper, D.Z., 1974. Rare earth elements and the sedimentary cycle: A...

  20. Elemental contents in exotic Brazilian tropical fruits evaluated by energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence Composição mineral determinado por fluorescência de raios-X dispersiva de energia de frutos exóticos tropicais brasileiros

    Alessandra Lopes de Oliveira; Eduardo Almeida; Fernanda Bevilácqua Rodrigues da Silva; Virgílio Franco Nascimento Filho

    2006-01-01

    The exotic flavor of Brazilian tropical fruits led to increased consumption. Consumers awareness regarding balanced diets, makes necessary determining nutritional composition - vitamins and minerals of the fruits ordinarily consumed. This study contributed to the evaluation of macro (K, Ca) and microelements (Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and Br) in eight exotic Brazilian tropical fruits: "abiu" (Lucuma caimito Ruiz & Pav.), "jenipapo" (Genipa americana L.), "jambo rosa" (rose apple, Eugenia Jambos L.), "ja...

  1. Application of PIXE to determination of elements in the placenta, maternal blood and cord blood

    PIXE technique was applied to the measurement of elements in the placenta, maternal blood and cord blood of human. The elements determined in these samples include Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn. The values obtained by PIXE were compared with those by ICP-AES to test the accuracy of the method. In placental samples, the mean values of K, Fe, Cu and Zn concentrations obtained by the two methods agree, while Ca concentration is lower in PIXE analysis. The values from PIXE, however, show larger variations resulting from inhomogeneity of the placental samples composed of various tissues different in histological functions. In the analysis of blood samples, the results of the two methods agree for Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn, although the standard deviations tend to be larger in PIXE. These results indicate that PIXE is a useful method for the determination of elements in placental and blood samples, although the preparation to homogenize sample is necessary to obtain accurate results. (author)

  2. Effect of fermentation and extrusion on the release of selected minerals from lupine grain preparations

    Rafał W. Wójciak

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Antinutritional factors in legumes lower the nutritional value of foods by lowering the digestibility or bioavailability of nutrients. Technological processes applied in food production (e.g. extrusion, fermentation, germination may influence the leguminous seeds matrix composition which in consequence may affect (improve or decrease mineral bioaccessibility and uptake in animals and humans. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of fermentation and extrusion processing, as well as their combination, on the potential availability of Fe, Cu, and Zn from lupine grain preparations. Materials and methods. The content and the release of Fe, Cu and Zn from three different lupine species (Lupinus albus, Lupinus luteus, Lupinus angustifolius was determined. The samples were subjected to enzymatic digestion under in vitro conditions. The content of minerals in lupine grains before and after enzymatic digestion was determined by the flame atomic absorption spectrometry. Results. The degree of release of Fe, Cu, and Zn from dehulled lupine grains was higher than from whole grains. Fermentation processing increased the degree of Fe release, extrusion decreased the degree of Cu release, while the extrusion after fermentation processing increased the degree of Fe release from lupine grain preparations. Conclusions. The degree of mineral release from lupine grains depends on the hull content, technological processing applied and the lupine variety.

  3. Catalytic effect of heat-treated iron and copper phthalocyanines in non-aqueous electrolyte Li/air batteries. A review

    Zhang, Sheng S.; Ren, Xiaoming; Tran, Dat T.; Read, Jeffrey [U.S. Army Research Laboratory, RDRL-SED-C, Adelphi, MD (United States)

    2012-07-01

    In this review, we summarize our research on the characterization of FeCu/C catalyst and its effect in non-aqueous electrolyte Li/air cells. The catalyst is synthesized by impregnating metal phthalocyanine complex into a high surface area carbon, followed by pyrolyzing the complex-loaded carbon under argon atmosphere. High resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HR-XPS) results indicate that the metals in the catalyst are present in the form of a mixture of metal-nitrogen complexes (MN) and metal oxides (MO). Using coin-type Li/air cells as the testing vehicle, the FeCu/C is determined to affect the Li/air cells in three manners: (1) It catalyzes two-electron oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) to form Li{sub 2}O{sub 2}, which reduces discharge polarization of the Li/air cells, (2) It promotes chemical disproportionation of Li{sub 2}O{sub 2}, which leads to an apparent four-electron ORR, and (3) It induces reduction of electrolyte solvents, which adds a second lower discharge voltage plateau at {proportional_to} 1.7 V. In addition, the FeCu/C catalyst increases the open circle voltage (OCV) recovery rate of the Li/air cells as a result of the chemical disproportionation of Li{sub 2}O{sub 2}, which releases oxygen and the resulting oxygen participates in OCV recovery. (orig.)

  4. Impurity Radiation From The LHCD Launcher During Operation In JET And Investigation Of Launcher Damage

    The most likely causes of enhanced radiation in front of the LHCD are: fast ions from the warm plasma, fast electrons parasitically accelerated in front of the grill and arcs. These processes generate impurities through different ways. Fast ions increase heat load on the in-vessel components and physical and chemical sputtering leading to the release of Fe, Cu, Ni and C. Enhancing factors are: -) high ICRH + NBI power, -) small plasma current, and -) launcher positioned near the plasma. The impact on the launcher is severe damage to the upper-left corner of the grill. As for fast electrons, they increase heat load on the in-vessel components leading to evaporation and/or sublimation of Fe, Cu, Ni and C. We have found 3 enhancing factors: -) high N|| spectrum of the launched LHCD power, -) high electric field at the grill mouth and in front of the launcher, and -) high ne in front of the launcher. The impact on the launcher is the occurring of melted material and grooves-like formations in direction parallel to the magnetic field lines. As for arcs, they lead to the evaporation of Fe, Cu and Ni which appears to be enhanced by 3 factors: -)high neutral pressure in front of the launcher, -)high electric field at the grill mouth and in the multi-junctions, and -) non-conditioned launcher. The impact on the launcher is characterized by melted material and grooves-like formations in the middle of the rows

  5. DETERMINATION OF HEAVY METALS IN FISH, WATER AND SEDIMENTS OF AVSAR DAM LAKE IN TURKEY

    M. Öztürk ، G. Özözen ، O. Minareci ، E. Minareci

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, some heavy metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni and Pb were seasonally determined in water, sediment and some tissues of Cyprinus carpio from Avsar Dam Lake, which is an important water source for irrigation and drinking in Turkey. Heavy metal levels in water, sediment and fish samples were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy (ICP/AES. The obtained results showed that the average values of Fe in water samples were higher than the respective reference values for fresh water. Results for levels in water were compared with national and international water quality guidelines, as well as literature data reported for the lakes. The analysis of heavy metals in sediments indicated that among the six heavy metals tested, Fe was maximally accumulated, followed by Ni, Cu, Cr, Pb and Cd. Heavy metal concentrations were found to decrease in sequence of the Cyprinus carpio samples, in the muscle and stomach-intestine as Fe > Cu > Pb> Ni > Cr > Cd; in the gill, heart and liver as Fe > Cu > Ni > Pb > Cr > Cd and in the air sac as Fe > Cu > Ni > Pb > Cd >Cr. In the fish samples, cadmium, chromium, nickel and lead concentrations exceeded the tolerable values provided by international institutions.

  6. Pretreatment of ultra-high concentrated wastewater from phthalonitrile resin manufacturing by chemical precipitation, reduction and oxidation.

    Ji, Qingqing; Yuan, Yue; Lai, Bo; Yang, Ping; Zhou, Yuexi

    2016-05-01

    To remove the toxic and refractory pollutants in the phthalonitrile resin wastewater and improve its biodegradability, a combined process (i.e., CaCl2+AA+Fe/Cu/air) was developed to pretreat this wastewater obtained from a phthalonitrile resin manufacturing plant in southwestern China. First, CO3(2-) was precipitated and removed by adding CaCl2. Furthermore, its ultra-high concentrated NO2(-) (22.7±0.1g/L) was reduced into N2 by adding amidosulphonic acid (AA). Meanwhile, two control experiments were setup to confirm the superiority of the combined process (i.e., CaCl2+AA). Subsequently, the wastewater was further treated by Fe/Cu/air process after the removal of CO3(2-) and NO2(-). The results suggest that the developed method not only could effectively remove the ultra-high concentrated CO3(2-) (>99%) and NO2(-) (>99%), but also could obtain high COD (58.8%) and colority (95.2%) removal efficiencies. Meanwhile, B/C ratio of this wastewater increased from 0.19 to 0.45, which suggests the biodegradability also was improved significantly. Finally, the high treatment efficiency was mainly attributed to the synergistic effects of CaCl2, AA and Fe/Cu/air. Therefore, the combined process is a promising pretreatment process for the ultra-high concentrated wastewater from phthalonitrile resin manufacturing. PMID:26848825

  7. Tunable characteristics of bending resonance frequency in magnetoelectric laminated composites

    Chen Lei; Li Ping; Wen Yu-Mei; Zhu Yong

    2013-01-01

    As the magnetoelectric (ME) effect in piezoelectric/magnetostrictive laminated composites is mediated by mechanical deformation,the ME effect is significantly enhanced in the vicinity of resonance frequency.The bending resonance frequency (fr) of bilayered Terfenol-D/PZT (MP) laminated composites is studied,and our analysis predicts that (i) the bending resonance frequency of an MP laminated composite can be tuned by an applied dc magnetic bias (Hdc) due to the △E effect; (ii) the bending resonance frequency of the MP laminated composite can be controlled by incorporating FeCuNbSiB layers with different thicknesses.The experimental results show that with Hdc increasing from 0Oe (1 Oe=79.5775 A/m)to 700 Oe,the bending resonance frequency can be shifted in a range of 32.68 kHz ≤ fr ≤ 33.96 kHz.In addition,with the thickness of the FeCuNbSiB layer increasing from 0 μm to 90 μm,the bending resonance frequency of the MP laminated composite gradually increases from 33.66 kHz to 39.18 kHz.This study offers a method of adjusting the strength of dc magnetic bias or the thicknesses of the FeCuNbSiB layer to tune the bending resonance frequency for ME composite,which plays a guiding role in the ME composite design for real applications.

  8. Coupling between different superficial kinetics: segregation, precipitation and dissolution; Cinetiques couplees au voisinage des surfaces: segregation, precipitation et dissolution

    Delage, St

    1998-12-31

    In most of alloys, the surface composition is different from bulk one. This phenomenon, called `surface segregation` have drawn up to now much attention in this case of alloys which have reached thermodynamic equilibrium in the solid solution. Using a kinetic model including bulk and surface driving forces, we study segregation phenomenon during dissolution and precipitation kinetics, in the case of the Fe-Cu alloy. Within a mean field approximation, we point out the dissolution modes for Fe/Cu and Cu/Fe deposit. If the substrate surface energy is lower than the deposit one (case of Fe/Cu deposit) the substrate element climbs through the deposit to reach the surface and forms a layer of the substrate element floating on the deposit. In the case of thick deposit (typically 10 monolayers), a competition between two layer by layer dissolution modes leads to a wide range of behaviours, depending on temperature and deposit thickness. Furthermore, the major part of the concentration profiles obtained during kinetics is at local equilibrium in a region near the surface. In the second part of this work, we study the surface influence during phase separation kinetics in thin layers using Monte-Carlo simulations. A surface directed spinodal decomposition occurs, leading to the appearance of a Cu-rich layer at the surface, which goes toward the layer`s core with time. This process is linked with bulk precipitation in layer`s core, and leads to different behaviours depending on average concentration and layer thickness. (authors) 125 refs.

  9. An assessment of the homogeneity of nano-crystalline Fe–Cu powders as studied by means of APT

    Wille, Catharina

    2009-04-01

    In this contribution the homogeneity of mechanically alloyed Fe-Cu powders for two different compositions (Fe-10 and Fe-2.5 at%Cu) has been systematically characterised by atom probe tomography. Since Fe-Cu exhibits the Invar effect, it is among the most attractive systems for technical application. Furthermore, this system is immiscible and characterised by a large positive heat of mixing. In combination with the widespread application and accessibility, this predestines Fe-Cu as a binary model alloy to elaborate the enforced nonequilibrium enhanced solubility for immiscible systems. Depending on the parameters composition and milling time, results on the extension of the solubility limit and on the homogeneity of the alloy are presented, discussed and compared to earlier works. Only for the alloy with lower Cu content and for the prolonged milling time of 50 h, chemical homogeneity of the sample as measured by the atom probe was fully reached on the nano-scale. For all other parameter combinations homogeneity could not be achieved, even for long milling times and for those samples that appear to be homogeneous via X-ray analysis. Moreover, impurities were determined, mostly stemming from the fabrication procedure. The arrangement and homogeneity of the most common impurity, oxygen, was evaluated from atom probe data for different samples. Thus, the local concentration, segregation effects and the distribution of impurities could be quantified on the nano-scale, depending on the different nominal compositions and processing parameters. Additionally, structural information could be gained employing transmission electron microscopy and diffraction measurements. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Evaluation of Fe and Zn/Cu ratio in serum of patients with sickle cell anemia by total reflection X-ray fluorescence using synchrotron radiation

    Canellas, Catarine G.L.; Leitao, Roberta G.; Lopes, Ricardo T., E-mail: catarine@lin.ufrj.b, E-mail: ricardo@lin.ufrj.b [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (PEN/COPPE/UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-Graduacao de Engenharia. Programa de Engenharia Nuclear. Lab. de Instrumentaco Nuclear; Carvalho, Silvia M.F., E-mail: silvia@hemorio.rj.gov.b [State Institute of Hematology Arthur de Siqueira Cavalcanti (HEMORIO), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Bellido, Alfredo Victor B., E-mail: alfredo@ien.gov.b [Federal Fluminense University (UFF), Niteroi, RJ (Brazil). Chemistry Inst.; Anjos, Marcelino J., E-mail: marcelin@lin.ufrj.b [State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), RJ (Brazil). Physics Inst.

    2011-07-01

    Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a blood disorder that affects hemoglobin, the protein found in red blood cells that help carry oxygen throughout the body. In this work we have analyzed serum samples from patients with SCA by using total reflection X-ray fluorescence using synchrotron radiation (SRTXRF). The SRTXRF measurements were performed at the X-ray fluorescence beamline at Brazilian National Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), in Campinas, Sao Paulo using a polychromatic beam. We have studied forty-three patients aged 18-50 years old, suffering from SCA and Sixty healthy volunteers aged 18-60 years old. It was possible to determine the concentrations of the following elements: P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br and Rb. Student's t-test was applied in order to check whether the two populations (CG x SCA) had the same mean values. It was observed that elemental concentration of P, Cl, K, Fe, Cu, Zn and Br differed significantly ({alpha} = 0.05) between groups of healthy subjects and SCA. The concentrations of K, Fe and Cu in the serum samples of patients with SCA were larger 15%, 120 % and 20 %, respectively, when compared with the CG. On the other hand, the concentrations of P (-20 %), Cl (-6 %), Zn (-25 %) and Br (-22 %) were smaller than the values determined for the control group. The serum level Cu/Zn ratio was significantly higher (60%) in the serum samples of patients with SCA group than the CG. So, the Cu/Zn ratio can be used as an adjuvant index in enhancement for diagnosis of SCA. There are evidences of an association among Fe, Cu, Zn and Cu/Zn in the SCA pathogenesis process. (author)

  11. Responses in Micro-Mineral Metabolism in Rainbow Trout to Change in Dietary Ingredient Composition and Inclusion of a Micro-Mineral Premix.

    Antony Jesu Prabhu, P; Geurden, Inge; Fontagné-Dicharry, Stéphanie; Veron, Vincent; Larroquet, Laurence; Mariojouls, Catherine; Schrama, Johan W; Kaushik, Sadasivam J

    2016-01-01

    Responses in micro-mineral metabolism to changes in dietary ingredient composition and inclusion of a micro-mineral premix (Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn and Se) were studied in rainbow trout. In a 2 x 2 factorial design, triplicate groups of rainbow trout (initial weight: 20 g) were fed over 12 weeks at 17°C a fishmeal-based diet (M) or a plant-ingredient based diet (V), with or without inclusion of a mineral premix. Trout fed the V vs. M diet had lower feed intake, growth, hepato-somatic index, apparent availability coefficient (AAC) of Fe, Cu, Mn and Zn and also lower whole body Se and Zn concentration, whereas whole body Fe and Cu and plasma Fe concentrations were higher. Feeding the V diet increased intestinal ferric reductase activity; at transcriptional level, hepatic hepcidin expression was down-regulated and ferroportin 1 was up-regulated. Transcription of intestinal Cu-transporting ATPases and hepatic copper transporter1 were higher in V0 compared to other groups. Among the hepatic metalo-enzyme activities assayed, only Se-dependent glutathione peroxidase was affected, being lower in V fed fish. Premix inclusion reduced the AAC of Fe, Cu and Zn; increased the whole body concentration of all micro- minerals; up-regulated hepatic hepcidin and down-regulated intestinal ferroportin 1 transcription; and reduced the transcription of Cu-transporting ATPases in the intestine. Overall, the regulation of micro-mineral metabolism in rainbow trout, especially Fe and Cu, was affected both by a change in ingredient composition and micro-mineral premix inclusion. PMID:26895186

  12. Trace elements in scalp hair of leukaemia patients

    Khuder Ali

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the concentration of Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn and Pb in scalp hair of leukaemia patients and healthy volunteers, using the optimised XRF method. Leukaemia hair samples were classifi ed corresponding to type, growth and age of the participants. The results showed that the studied trace elements (TEs in both of leukaemia and control groups were positively skewed. In comparison with the control group, lower Fe, Cu, Zn and Pb and higher of Ni medians were found in all studied leukaemia patients. The median rank obtained by Mann-Whitney U-test revealed insignifi cant differences between the leukaemia patients subgroups and the controls. An exact probability (α 0.70 in the scalp hair of control group were observed between Ni/Fe-Ni, Cu/Fe-Cu, Zn/Fe-Zn, Pb/Fe-Pb, Cu/Ni-Zn/Ni, Cu/Ni-Pb/Ni, Zn/Ni-Pb/Ni, Zn/Fe-Zn/Cu, Pb/Ni-Ni and Ni/Fe-Pb/Ni, whereas only very strong positive ratios in the scalp hair of leukaemia patients group were observed between Ni/Fe-Ni, Cu/Fe-Cu, Zn/Fe-Zn and Pb/Fe-Pb, all correlations were signifi cant at p < 0.05. Other strong and signifi cant correlations were also observed in scalp hair of both groups. Signifi cant differences between grouping of studied TEs in all classifi ed leukaemia groups and controls were found using principal component analysis (PCA. The results of PCA confi rmed that the type and the growth of leukaemia factors were more important in element loading than the age factor.

  13. Gaseous product mixture from Fischer-Tropsch synthesis as an efficient carbon feedstock for low temperature CVD growth of carbon nanotube carpets.

    Almkhelfe, Haider; Carpena-Núñez, Jennifer; Back, Tyson C; Amama, Placidus B

    2016-07-21

    Low-temperature chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth of carbon nanotube (CNT) carpets from Fe and Fe-Cu catalysts using a gaseous product mixture from Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS-GP) as a superior carbon feedstock is demonstrated. This growth approach addresses a persistent issue of obtaining thick CNT carpets on temperature-sensitive substrates at low temperatures using a non-plasma CVD approach without catalyst pretreatment and/or preheating of the carbon feedstock. The efficiency of the process is evidenced by the highly dense, vertically aligned CNT structures from both Fe and Fe-Cu catalysts even at temperatures as low as 400 °C - a record low growth temperature for CNT carpets obtained via conventional thermal CVD. The grown CNTs exhibit a straight morphology with hollow interior and parallel graphitic planes along the tube walls. The apparent activation energies for CNT carpet growth on Fe and Fe-Cu catalysts are 0.71 and 0.54 eV, respectively. The synergistic effect of Fe and Cu show a strong dependence on the growth temperature, with Cu being more influential at temperatures higher than 450 °C. The low activation energies and long catalyst lifetimes observed are rationalized based on the unique composition of FTS-GP and Gibbs free energies for the decomposition reactions of the hydrocarbon components. The use of FTS-GP facilitates low-temperature growth of CNT carpets on traditional (alumina film) and nontraditional substrates (aluminum foil) and has the potential of enhancing CNT quality, catalyst lifetime, and scalability. PMID:27353432

  14. Trace element landscape of resting and activated human neutrophils on the sub-micrometer level.

    Niemiec, M J; De Samber, B; Garrevoet, J; Vergucht, E; Vekemans, B; De Rycke, R; Björn, E; Sandblad, L; Wellenreuther, G; Falkenberg, G; Cloetens, P; Vincze, L; Urban, C F

    2015-06-01

    Every infection is a battle for trace elements. Neutrophils migrate first to the infection site and accumulate quickly to high numbers. They fight pathogens by phagocytosis and intracellular toxication. Additionally, neutrophils form neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) to inhibit extracellular microbes. Yet, neutrophil trace element characteristics are largely unexplored. We investigated unstimulated and phorbol myristate acetate-stimulated neutrophils using synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence (SR-XRF) on the sub-micron spatial resolution level. PMA activates pinocytosis, cytoskeletal rearrangements and the release of NETs, all mechanisms deployed by neutrophils to combat infection. By analyzing Zn, Fe, Cu, Mn, P, S, and Ca, not only the nucleus but also vesicular granules were identifiable in the elemental maps. Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) revealed a neutrophil-specific composition of Zn, Fe, Cu, and Mn in comparison with J774 and HeLa cells, indicating a neutrophil-specific metallome complying with their designated functions. When investigating PMA-activated neutrophils, the SR-XRF analysis depicted typical subcellular morphological changes: the transformation of nucleus and granules and the emergence of void vacuoles. Mature NETs were evenly composed of Fe, P, S, and Ca with occasional hot spots containing Zn, Fe, and Ca. An ICP-MS-based quantification of NET supernatants revealed a NETosis-induced decrease of soluble Zn, whereas Fe, Cu, and Mn concentrations were only slightly affected. In summary, we present a combination of SR-XRF and ICP-MS as a powerful tool to analyze trace elements in human neutrophils. The approach will be applicable and valuable to numerous aspects of nutritional immunity. PMID:25832493

  15. Flotation separation of iron, copper and lead in environmental samples and their determination by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry

    Complete text of publication follows. Some of the heavy metals are among the most harmful of the elemental pollutants and are of particular concern because of their toxicities to humans. Heavy metals include essential elements like iron as well as toxic metals like cadmium and mercury. Direct determination of trace heavy metals, by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) or electrothermal atomic spectrometry (ETAAS) is not possible, because of their low concentrations and matrix effects. In order to know the accurate concentrations of trace heavy metals, enrichment processes are necessary. The most common, simple, rapid, low cost and effective method used for preconcentration is flotation. Only a small amount of surfactant, collector agent and tiny air bubbles is required to perform the proper flotation. Most of them have a tremendous affinity for sulfur and disrupt enzyme function by forming bonds with sulfur groups in enzymes. In this work a simple, sensitive and accurate procedure for flotation separation followed by ETAAS determination of Fe, Cu and Pb is proposed. 2-(2-methoxy phenyl) benzimidazole was used as the new collector agent. The optimum conditions of flotation were studied and important parameters were optimized. The experiment was done at pH =5. The linear ranges are 0-58, 0.350, 0-28 μg L-1 for Fe, Cu, and Pb respectively. The detection limits of the method for Fe, Cu and Pb are 0.08, 0.001, 0.08 μg L-1 respectively. This method was successfully applied for separation and determination of Cu, Pb and Fe in some environmental samples.

  16. Evaluation of Fe and Zn/Cu ratio in serum of patients with sickle cell anemia by total reflection X-ray fluorescence using synchrotron radiation

    Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a blood disorder that affects hemoglobin, the protein found in red blood cells that help carry oxygen throughout the body. In this work we have analyzed serum samples from patients with SCA by using total reflection X-ray fluorescence using synchrotron radiation (SRTXRF). The SRTXRF measurements were performed at the X-ray fluorescence beamline at Brazilian National Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), in Campinas, Sao Paulo using a polychromatic beam. We have studied forty-three patients aged 18-50 years old, suffering from SCA and Sixty healthy volunteers aged 18-60 years old. It was possible to determine the concentrations of the following elements: P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br and Rb. Student's t-test was applied in order to check whether the two populations (CG x SCA) had the same mean values. It was observed that elemental concentration of P, Cl, K, Fe, Cu, Zn and Br differed significantly (α = 0.05) between groups of healthy subjects and SCA. The concentrations of K, Fe and Cu in the serum samples of patients with SCA were larger 15%, 120 % and 20 %, respectively, when compared with the CG. On the other hand, the concentrations of P (-20 %), Cl (-6 %), Zn (-25 %) and Br (-22 %) were smaller than the values determined for the control group. The serum level Cu/Zn ratio was significantly higher (60%) in the serum samples of patients with SCA group than the CG. So, the Cu/Zn ratio can be used as an adjuvant index in enhancement for diagnosis of SCA. There are evidences of an association among Fe, Cu, Zn and Cu/Zn in the SCA pathogenesis process. (author)

  17. Influence of copper and iron constitution for nickel in small quantities on magnetic properties of YNi3 and Y2Ni7 intermetallics

    The degree of magnetization in static fields up to 60 kOe and magnetic susceptibility in weak variables of the field of the Y (Ni1-χMχ)3 and Y2 (Ni1-χMχ)7 intermetallic compounds, where M = Fe, Cu χmax = 0.2, as well as heat capacity of some compositions of these systems are measured. It is found that these compounds are ferromagnetic at low temperatures and their spontaneous degrees of magnetization Ms at 4.2 K and Curie temperatures Tc monotonously decrease with increase in copper concentration and monotonously increase by increase in iron concentration

  18. Homogeneity tests for variances and mean test under heterogeneity conditions in a single way ANOVA method

    If we have consider the maximum permissible levels showed for the case of oysters, it results forbidding to collect oysters at the four stations of the El Chijol Channel ( Veracruz, Mexico), as well as along the channel itself, because the metal concentrations studied exceed these limits. In this case the application of Welch tests were not necessary. For the water hyacinth the means of the treatments were unequal in Fe, Cu, Ni, and Zn. This case is more illustrative, for the conclusion has been reached through the application of the Welch tests to treatments with heterogeneous variances. (Author)

  19. Interlayer exchange in the plumbo-jarosites: kagome systems

    In this article, we probe the causes behind the unconventional spin glass state of the kagome antiferromagnet hydronium jarosite, (H3O)Fe3(SO4)2(OH)6, by study of the lead based compounds PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)2(OH)6, Pb(Fe,Cu)3(SO4)2(OH)6, and Pb0.5Fe3(SO4)2(OH)6. DC susceptibility measurements indicate that the glassy state is dependent on segregated layers of H3O+ ions in the crystal structure

  20. Trace elements in scalp hair of leukaemia patients

    Khuder Ali; Bakir Mohammad Adel; Hasan Reem; Mohammad Ali; Habil Khozama

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the concentration of Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn and Pb in scalp hair of leukaemia patients and healthy volunteers, using the optimised XRF method. Leukaemia hair samples were classifi ed corresponding to type, growth and age of the participants. The results showed that the studied trace elements (TEs) in both of leukaemia and control groups were positively skewed. In comparison with the control group, lower Fe, Cu, Zn and Pb and higher of Ni medians were found in al...

  1. EXTERNAL PIXE – A NOVEL APPROACH FOR DETERMINING TRACE ELEMENTS IN FERMENTATION PROCESS

    K.SrinivasaRao

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available External Particle Induced X-ray Emission technique was employed in the study of submerged fermentation of ethanol from Jaggery using Saccharomyces cerevisiae as the organism. Effect of KNO3 as a nitrogen source was studied and the uptake of the supplement was monitored. A Proton beam of 3MeV from the 3MV Tandom type pelletron accelerator was used for the multi-elemental analysis. Apart from K, other elements like Cr, Fe, Cu and Zn were identified. The sensitivity of the technique was also determined by varying the sample size between 2mm and 10mm.

  2. Trace elements in sera from patients with visceral leishmaniasis

    Trace elements are known to have pivotal role in human health and disease. Present investigation employed PIXE analysis to probe into the elemental profile of patients suffering from visceral Leishmaniasis. Remarkable alternations were observed in concentration of elements like Cl, K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn. The pattern of enhancement of elemental concentration corresponds to the progression of the disease. Additionally, our present data reflect probable correlation between alteration in trace elemental status and other pathological syndromes associated with Leishmaniasis. The possibility of considering trace elements as a diagnostic marker for a better understanding of the disease is discussed. (author)

  3. Instrumental neutron activation and x-ray analysis of kucukcekmece lake sediments

    Application of combined Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) and X-ray radiometric techniques for the determination of major and minor elements in environmental samples, for instance in the bottom sediments from Kucukcekmece lake have been developed. Experimental results of determination of 31 elements by INAA in 7 samples of bottom sediments have been obtain. The determination accuracy of such elements as Ca, Fe, Cu, Sr and Zr by X-ray analysis is higher than INAA, so this elements were determined by X-ray method

  4. Engineering of Magnetic Softness and Magnetoimpedance in Fe-Rich Microwires by Nanocrystallization

    Talaat, A.; Zhukova, V.; Ipatov, M.; del Val, J. J.; Blanco, J. M.; Gonzalez-Legarreta, L.; Hernando, B.; Churyukanova, M.; Zhukov, A.

    2016-06-01

    We studied the correlation of magnetic properties, structure, and giant magnetoimpedance (GMI) effect in Finemet-type FeCuNbSiB microwires. We observed that the GMI effect and magnetic softness of glass-coated microwires produced by the Taylor-Ulitovsky technique can be tailored by heat treatment. We observed a considerable magnetic softening of studied microwires after annealing. This magnetic softening correlates with the devitrification of amorphous samples. Amorphous Fe-rich microwires exhibited a low GMI effect (GMI ratio below 1%). Considerable enhancement of the GMI effect (GMI ratio up to 125%) has been observed in heat-treated microwires with a nanocrystalline structure.

  5. Levels of trace elements of few Indian spices by energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) method

    Concentrations of K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Rb and Sr were determined in Indian spices namely, pepper, clove, cardamom, cinnamon and cumin by radioisotope excited energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence method. The levels of K and Ca were highest in cinnamon and cumin and that of Mn was highest in clove and cinnamon. Rubidium and strontium were found in all spices except cinnamon. Chromium and titanium were found only in pepper. The level of toxicity and the significance of the above trace elements in the human diet are discussed. (author)

  6. Corrosion and Galvanic behavior of Copper, Carbon steeland Zinc Couples in (3.5 %wt) Nacl Solution

    Qasim M. Abbas; Jamal M. Ali

    2009-01-01

    The galvanic corrosion of the (Cu - Fe), (Cu - Zn) and (Fe - Zn) couples have been investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution, 40ºC, different velocities (Re = 5000, 10000 and 15000) and different area ratios of cathode to anode (AR= 0.5,1 and 2), by using commercial metal pipe (cylindrical tube).The Zero Resistance Ammeter has been used to measure the galvanic current (Ig) and galvanic potential (Eg) with time. The galvanic current density increases with increasing velocity (Re) and the area ra...

  7. Feeding ecology of five commercial shark species of the Celtic Sea through stable isotope and trace metal analysis

    Domi, Nadège; Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie; Das, Krishna

    2005-01-01

    In order to trace their feeding habits, stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios (d15N and d13C), as well as trace metal concentrations (Zn, Cd, Fe, Cu, Se and Hg) were analysed in the tissues of five commercial shark species from the Celtic Sea: the tope shark Galeorhinus galeus, the black-mouthed catshark Galeus melastomus, the starry smooth hound Mustelus asterias, the spiny dogfish Squalus acanthias and the lesser-spotted dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula. Our results were compared to previo...

  8. Thermische Stabilität und Mikrostruktur von GMR-Systemen aus dünnen metallischen Filmen

    Ebert, Jörg Heinz

    2008-01-01

    Magnetfeldsensoren für die Messung von Drehbewegungen haben in den letzten Jahren in der Automobilindustrie zunehmend an Bedeutung gewonnen. Sensoren basierend auf CoFe/Cu-Multilagen zeigen eine große Änderung des elektrischen Widerstandes in Abhängigkeit äußerer Magnetfelder, den sog. GMR-Effekt, und besitzen daher großes Potenzial für diese Anwendungen. Fortschreitende Miniaturisierung und steigende Anforderungen an Zuverlässigkeit stellen dabei eine Herausforderung an die Kontrolle der Her...

  9. Thermal stability of Py/Cu and Co/Cu giant magnetoresistance (GMR) multilayer systems

    Vovk, V.

    2008-01-01

    NiFe/Cu und Co/Cu Multilagen werden in Bezug auf die thermische Stabilität des Riesen-Magnetowiderstand-Effekts untersucht. Die unterschiedlichen thermodynamischen Eigenschaften der betrachteten Systeme führen zu jeweils anderen Mechanismen von GMR-Effekt Abnahme. Nach den Ergebnissen der Nanoanalyse tritt der GMR-Zusammenbruch in Py/Cu-Systemen aufgrund der Verbreiterung der Grenzfläche nach der Wärmebehandlung über 200°C auf. Im Gegensatz dazu bleiben Co/Cu Mehrfachschichtsysteme wegen der ...

  10. Application of chemometric studies to metal concentrations in molluscs from the Strait of Magellan (Chile).

    España, M S Astorga; Rodríguez, E M Rodríguez; Romero, C Díaz

    2007-05-01

    Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Se, Ni, and Cd concentrations were determined in 126 mollusc samples belonging to five different species (Mytilus chilensis, n = 47; Nacella deaurata, n = 65; Aulacomya ater, n = 4; Fissurella picta, n = 4; Acanthina monodon, n = 6) collected from the coasts of the Strait of Magellan. The metals analysed presented significant differences between the mean concentrations for the mollusc species considered. Factor and discriminant analyses made possible the differentiation of the mollusc species. In addition, when discriminant analysis was used, good classifications were obtained according to sampling zone and weight-to-length ratio of the organisms. PMID:17375348

  11. Determination of some heavy metals in oreochromis niloticus, clarias gariepinus and synodontis spp from the coastal water of Ondo State, Nigeria

    Some heavy metals (Pb, Ni, Fe, Cu, Zn, Cd, Co, Mn, and Cr) were determined in Oreochromis niloticus, Clarias graiepinus and Synodontis spp obtained from the coastal water of Ondo State. All metals examined and detected in all fish samples. Iron, manganese and cadmium were found to be the most abundant metals in the fish samples with an average values of 35.8, 31.3, and 12.5 mg kg-1 respectively. Except for manganese, iron and cadmium, Syndrontis spp has the highest concentration for virtually all the metals under examination. (author)

  12. Multiscale twin hierarchy in NiMnGa shape memory alloys with Fe and Cu

    X-ray microdiffraction and scanning electron microscopy studies reveal 10 M martensitic structure with a highly correlated multiscale twin hierarchy organization in NiMnGaFeCu shape memory alloys. High compatibility is found at the twin interfaces resulting in a highly correlated twinned lattice orientation across several laminate levels. The lattice unit cell is described as monoclinic I-centered with a = 4.28 Å, b = 4.27 Å, c = 5.40 Å, γ = 78.5°. The modulation is found parallel to the b axis. Thin tapered needle-like lamellae and branching are observed near the twin boundaries

  13. Soil fertility status and nutrients provided to spring barley (Hordeum distichon L.) by pig slurry

    Melisa Gómez-Garrido; Silvia Martínez-Martínez; Ángel Faz Cano; Asuman Büyükkilif-Yanardag; Arocena, Joselito M.

    2014-01-01

    Nutrient recycling using pig slurry is a common agricultural practice to manage the ever-increasing amounts of wastes from the pig industry. This study was conducted in the southeast of Spain to quantify the enrichments in major (N, P, K, Mg) and minor (Zn, Fe, Cu, and Mn) nutrients in soils amended with D1-170 kg N ha-1 (European Union legislated dose) or D2-340 kg N ha-1, and understand the influence of pig slurry on yield and nutrient uptake in two crop seasons of spring barley (Hordeum di...

  14. Molecular physiology of nickel and cobalt homeostasis in Rhizobium leguminosarum.

    Palacios Alberti, Jose Manuel; Rubio Sanz, Laura; Prieto Carbajo, Rosa Isabel; Menéndez Cerón, M.; Albareda Contreras, Marta; Clavijo, C.; Imperial Ródenas, Juan; Mandrand Berthelot, M. A.; Rodrigue, A; Cacho, C. del; Ruiz Argüeso, Tomas-Andres; Brito Lopez, Maria Belen

    2013-01-01

    Transition metals such as Fe, Cu, Mn, Ni, or Co are essential nutrients, as they are constitutive elements of a significant fraction of cell proteins. Such metals are present in the active site of many enzymes, and also participate as structural elements in different proteins. From a chemical point of view, metals have a defined order of affinity for binding, designated as the Irving-Williams series (Irving and Williams, 1948) Mg2+ menor que Mn2+ menor que Fe2+ menor que Co2+ menor que Ni2+ m...

  15. Investigation of energy thresholds of atomic and cluster sputtering of some elements under ion bombardment

    Atabaev, B G; Lifanova, L F

    2002-01-01

    Threshold energies of sputtering of negative cluster ions from the Si(111) surface were measured at bombardment by Cs sup + , Rb sup + , and Na sup + ions with energy of 0.1-3.0 keV. These results are compared with the calculations of the similar thresholds by Bohdansky etc. formulas (3) for clusters Si sub n sup - and Cu sub n sup - with n=(1-5) and also for B, C, Al, Si, Fe, Cu atoms. Threshold energies of sputtering for the above elements were also estimated using the data from (5). Satisfactory agreement between the experimental and theoretical results was obtained. (author)

  16. Random and uniform anisotropy in soft magnetic nanocrystalline alloys (invited)

    Flohrer, Sybille, E-mail: Sybille.Flohrer@vacuumschmelze.co [VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH and Co. KG, Gruener Weg 37, D-63450 Hanau (Germany); Herzer, Giselher [VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH and Co. KG, Gruener Weg 37, D-63450 Hanau (Germany)

    2010-05-15

    In amorphous and nanocrystalline transition metal based alloys with low magnetostriction, the soft magnetic properties are mainly determined by magneto-elastic and annealing-induced anisotropies which are uniform on a scale much larger than the exchange correlation length. Though, in the nanocrystalline case, there are situations where the random magneto-crystalline anisotropy of the grains becomes relevant. The present paper surveys the interplay between the random magneto-crystalline and the uniform field-induced anisotropy in nanocrystalline FeCuNbSiB soft magnets. Typical examples where the contribution of the random anisotropy becomes particularly visible in the magnetic domain structure will be reviewed.

  17. Influence of Gold on Hydrotalcite-like Compound Catalysts for Toluene and CO Total Oxidation

    Eric Genty

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available X6Al2HT500 hydrotalcites, where X represents Mg, Fe, Cu or Zn were synthetized and investigated before and after gold deposition for toluene and CO total oxidation reactions. The samples have been characterized by specific areas, XRD measurements and Temperature Programmed Reduction. Concerning the toluene total oxidation, the best activity was obtained with Au/Cu6Al2HT500 catalyst with T50 at 260 °C. However, catalytic behavior of Au/X6Al2HT500 sample in both reactions depends mainly on the nature of the support.

  18. Importance of the mineral fraction in dairy science and technology

    Gaucheron, Frederic

    2013-01-01

    Milk and dairy products are composed of proteins, lipids and sugar contributing to their nutritive and biological values. They also contain minerals in the form of macroelements (Ca, Mg, Na, K, P and Cl) and trace elements (Fe, Cu, Zn, Se, etc). Today, the analytical methods of quantification of these minerals allow us to have a precise idea of their contents in milk and dairy products. This knowledge plays a key role in dairy science and technology especially in the understanding on the s...

  19. Content of trace metals in medicinal plants and their extracts

    Kostić Danijela; Mitić Snežana; Zarubica Aleksandra; Mitić Milan; Veličković Jasmina; Ranđelović Saša

    2011-01-01

    The heavy metals (Fe, Cu, Zn and Mn) contents of selected plant species, grown in Southeast region of Serbia, that are traditionally used in alternative medicine were determined. Among the considered metals, iron content was the highest one and varied from 137.53 up to 423.32 mg/kg, while the contents of Cu, Zn and Mn were remarkably lower, and ranged from 8.91 to 62.20 mg/kg. In addition, an analysis of plants extracts showed a significant transfer of heavy metals during extraction pro...

  20. Environmental assessment of heavy metals content in soil-plant system

    The content of heavy metals (Ag, Cd, Sn, Cs, Ba, La, Rb, Sr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn) has been determinate in the soil-plant system: cambic chernozem - winter wheat. It was found that the amount of Ag, Sb, Sn and Ba are accumulating in soil, exceeds the admissible concentration limit. In winter wheat, the content of Cd, Fe and Zn exceed the maximum admissible concentrations. The Rb, Mn, Zn accumulates in the winter wheat grains, and Fe and Cu - in the vegetal organs of wheat. (authors)

  1. Environmental assessment of heavy metals content in soil-plant system

    The content of heavy metals (Ag, Cd, Sn, Cs, Ba, La, Rb, Sr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn) has been determinate in the soils of Republic of Moldova, especially in black earth leachate and their accumulation in winter wheat. Analysis were performed in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, the Russian Federation). It was found that the amount of Ag, Sb, Sn and especially od Ba in soil, exceeds the admissible concentration limit (ACL). In Wheat, the content of Cd, Fe, Zn grain than ACL. The Rb, Mn, Zn accumulates in the middle of wheat grains, and the Fe and Cu - in the tegument. (authors)

  2. Constructive and critical approach of the radiation damage simulation

    This work deals with the problem of radiation damage in materials for applications in development of fission and nuclear fusion technologies. It is organised in 3 sections. In section 1 are presented the mechanisms of formation and the evolution kinetics of the primary damage. Section 2 is devoted to the study of the sensitivity of the radiation damage at different approximations. Section 3 discusses the contribution of the ab initio calculations to the study of radiation damage and more particularly the point defects in a dilute Fe-Cu ferritic alloy. This work is illustrated by several publications added in each section. (O.M.)

  3. Trace elements in sera from patients with visceral leishmaniasis

    Mukhopadhyay, R.; Bhattacharya, A. [Department of Zoology, Calcutta University, Calcutta (India); Chakraborty, A.; Sudarshan, M.; Jal, P.K.; Chintalapudi, S.N. [Inter University Consortium for DAE Facilities, Calcutta Centre 3/LB-8, Bidhan Nagar, Calcutta (India); Dutta, R.K. [Schonland Research Centre for Nuclear Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa)

    2000-07-01

    Trace elements are known to have pivotal role in human health and disease. Present investigation employed PIXE analysis to probe into the elemental profile of patients suffering from visceral Leishmaniasis. Remarkable alternations were observed in concentration of elements like Cl, K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn. The pattern of enhancement of elemental concentration corresponds to the progression of the disease. Additionally, our present data reflect probable correlation between alteration in trace elemental status and other pathological syndromes associated with Leishmaniasis. The possibility of considering trace elements as a diagnostic marker for a better understanding of the disease is discussed. (author)

  4. EXTERNAL PIXE – A NOVEL APPROACH FOR DETERMINING TRACE ELEMENTS IN FERMENTATION PROCESS

    K Srinivasarao; P.MaryAnupama; D.GuruMahesh; R.VenkateswaraRao; T.R.Rautray; P.Venkateswarulu

    2010-01-01

    External Particle Induced X-ray Emission technique was employed in the study of submerged fermentation of ethanol from Jaggery using Saccharomyces cerevisiae as the organism. Effect of KNO3 as a nitrogen source was studied and the uptake of the supplement was monitored. A Proton beam of 3MeV from the 3MV Tandom type pelletron accelerator was used for the multi-elemental analysis. Apart from K, other elements like Cr, Fe, Cu and Zn were identified. The sensitivity of the technique was also det...

  5. Metal transport by deep fluids from evaporite source in the Oxfordian marls of the SE Basin of France. Contribution from PIXE microanalysis

    Deep-seated fluids uplifted with Triassic diapirs in the SE basin, and minerals precipitated from evolved evaporite fluids in the Oxfordian marls, have been characterized by Proton Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) microanalysis. Trace amounts of Fe, Cu, ± Zn, ±Ti, ± As, ± Br have been measured in both cases, emphasizing the metallogenic potential of the diapiric fluids, and their influence during early diagenesis of the Oxfordian marls. The low Sr-content of evaporite fluids (<20 ppm) contrasts with the Sr-rich minerals deposited below the sea-floor surface. (authors). 21 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab

  6. Optimization of the super lateral energy in laser surface alloying of aluminum

    An aluminum substrate has been alloyed with an iron and copper mixture by a laser induced plasma technique. The nanosecond pulse duration and the high plasma temperature expose the interacting materials to decalescent and recalescent regions, contributing to the formation of new chemical composites such as AlFeCu, AlFe, AlCu and CuFe. The microstructure of the alloyed surface is observed to be heterogeneous, with no crack formation and with few pores. The hardness of the laser treated surface is 103 HV, seven times harder than that of the substrate (15 HV) at a corresponding super lateral energy of 5282 mJ cm−2. (letter)

  7. Zeolite-based SCR catalysts and their use in diesel engine emission treatment

    Narula, Chaitanya K; Yang, Xiaofan

    2015-03-24

    A catalyst comprising a zeolite loaded with copper ions and at least one trivalent metal ion other than Al.sup.+3, wherein the catalyst decreases NO.sub.x emissions in diesel exhaust. The trivalent metal ions are selected from, for example, trivalent transition metal ions, trivalent main group metal ions, and/or trivalent lanthanide metal ions. In particular embodiments, the catalysts are selected from Cu--Fe-ZSM5, Cu--La-ZSM-5, Fe--Cu--La-ZSM5, Cu--Sc-ZSM-5, and Cu--In-ZSM5. The catalysts are placed on refractory support materials and incorporated into catalytic converters.

  8. Zeolite-based SCR catalysts and their use in diesel engine emission treatment

    Narula, Chaitanya K.; Yang, Xiaofan

    2016-08-02

    A catalyst comprising a zeolite loaded with copper ions and at least one trivalent metal ion other than Al.sup.+3, wherein the catalyst decreases NO.sub.x emissions in diesel exhaust. The trivalent metal ions are selected from, for example, trivalent transition metal ions, trivalent main group metal ions, and/or trivalent lanthanide metal ions. In particular embodiments, the catalysts are selected from Cu--Fe-ZSM5, Cu--La-ZSM-5, Fe--Cu--La-ZSM5, Cu--Sc-ZSM-5, and Cu--In-ZSM5. The catalysts are placed on refractory support materials and incorporated into catalytic converters.

  9. Trace element analysis of placentas of alcoholics and controls with external beam PIXE

    External beam PIXE analysis with a proton beam of 2.4 MeV was used to study trace element concentrations in human placentas. The aim was to check the suitability of PIXE analysis regarding soft tissue samples. The elements of interest (Fe, Cu, Zn, Se, Br, Rb, and Sr) were easily detected. A comparison was made with placental samples of alcoholics and controls to determine whether trace element concentrations in the placenta play a role in the pathogenesis of fetal alcohol syndrome. (author)

  10. The application of XRF and PIXE in the analysis of rice shoot and compositional screening of genotypes

    Bado, S.; Padilla-Alvarez, R.; Migliori, A.; Forster, B. P.; Jaksic, M.; Diawara, Y.; Kaiser, R.; Laimer, M.

    2016-03-01

    The analytical performance of Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) techniques was assessed in the determination of fourteen elements (Na, Mg, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br, Rb and Sr) in plant samples. The quality of the results - in terms of accuracy, associated uncertainty and correlation between the two methods - was evaluated with regard to their usability for compositional classification of different rice genotypes with known tolerance levels to salinity stress. Plant uptake of essential elements was explored by Principal Component Analysis, which illuminated patterns between treatments (salt and control treatments) and across the rice genotypes tested.

  11. [The element determination of six samples of petal powders by using XRF spectrometry].

    Mei, Yan; Ma, Mi-Xia; Nie, Zuo-Ren

    2012-07-01

    Elements and contents in three kinds of petal powders of white and red rose, carnation, and butterfly orchis were determined by using XRF technic, and the data for every group were compared and analysed. The results indicated that all powders contain no toxic elements determined but have lots of normal elements and trace elements, such as Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Ni, Si, Sr, and Rb. The same sort of powder had approximately equivalent elements but their contents are different, and the element content of the white sort. was higher than the red one. PMID:23016365

  12. Analysis of Jamaican soils and sediments by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry

    The calibration of a tube excited Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer for routine geochemical analyses of Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Rb, Sr and Pb in Jamaican soils and sediments is described. Simple linear and parabolic regression models using scattered radiation and an element as internal standards were applied. The analysis of over 200 samples from a regional soil survey has been used to contribute to a database on the geochemistry of Jamaican soils and sediments. An application example of the Zn distribution map in Jamaican soils is presented. (author). 20 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs

  13. Content in metallic ions of wines from the Madeira and Azores archipelagos

    Pérez Trujillo, Juan P.; Conde, José E.; Pérez Pont, Maria L.; Marques, José C.; Câmara, José S.

    2011-01-01

    This study determines for the first time Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Sr, Li and Rb contents in wines from the archipelagos of Madeira and Azores (Portugal). The greater part of the mean content for the different parameters fell within the ranges described in the literature, except for sodium whose higher content may be due to the effect of marine spray. ANOVA was used to establish the metals with significant differences in mean content between the wines from both archipelagos, between tabl...

  14. Determination of 16 Selected Trace Elements in Children Plasma from China Economical Developed Rural Areas Using High Resolution Magnetic Sector Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry

    Xiaobing Liu; Jianhua Piao; Zhenwu Huang; Shuang-Qing Zhang; Weidong Li; Yuan Tian; Xiaoguang Yang

    2014-01-01

    A rapid, accurate, and high performance method of high resolution sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (HR-ICP-MS) combined with a small-size sample (0.1 mL) preparation was established. The method was validated and applied for the determination of 16 selected plasma trace elements (Fe, Cu, Zn, Rb, B, Al, Se, Sr, V, Cr, Mn, Co, As, Mo, Cd, and Pb). The linear working ranges were over three intervals, 0-1  μ g/L, 0–10  μ g/L and 0–100  μ g/L. Correlation coefficients (R 2)...

  15. Spectroscopic analysis of element concentrations in aluminum alloy using nanosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

    Luo, Wenfeng; Tang, Jie; Gao, Cunxiao; Wang, Haojing; Zhao, Wei

    2010-06-01

    A plasma generated by 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser irradiation of aluminum alloy in air at atmospheric pressure was studied spectroscopically. The electron density was inferred by measuring the Stark broadened line profile of Cu(I) 324.75 nm, while the electron temperature was determined using the Boltzmann plot method with ten neutral iron lines. Based on the results, local thermodynamic equilibrium was studied. Moreover, calibration curves were presented for samples containing Si, Fe, Cu, Mn, Mg, Ni, Zn and Ti, and the limit of detection of trace elements was calculated based on experimental results.

  16. Application of in-situ XRF technique on some aeromagnetic anomalies point of Xitianshan

    In-situ X-ray fluorescence technique is a convenient, efficient and economic field survey technique. In the project the technique was applied to the determining concentrations of Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb, As, Mn, Ni, in rock outcrops and soil of the aeromagnetic anomalies areas and we analysed distributions of these elements for aeromagnetic anomalies evaluation to provide the basis. It comes to a conclusion that in-situ X-ray fluorescence technique provides a convenient and fast method for aeromagnetic anomalies confirmation. (authors)

  17. Determination of soluble elements in water by x-ray fluorescence spectrometry after preconcentration with polyvinylpyrrolidone-thionalide

    A method for the quantitative determination of soluble elements such as Fe, Cu, Zn, Se, Cd, Sn, Te, Hg, and Pb in water is described. This method is based on preconcentrating the dissolved elements with the combined organic precipitating reagents polyvinylpyrrolidone and thionalide, filtering the precipitate to form a suitable x-ray sample, and analyzing the sample by x-ray fluorescence. Large concentrations of calcium and magnesium do not interfere when the method is applied to natural and waste water samples. X-ray fluorescence analysis can achieve detection limits in the microgram-per-liter range for all elements tested

  18. Sistemas SCR y NSR-SCR para DeNOx en corrientes de escape diésel: Formulaciones, cinética y modelización

    De La Torre Larrañaga, Unai

    2015-01-01

    314 p. En esta tesis, se estudian las características físico-químicas de diferentes catalizadores Fe,Cu/ZSM-5, BETA y SSZ-13, tanto en forma granulada como monolítica, y se analiza su comportamiento NH3-SCR en la eliminación de NOx de corrientes de gases de escape de motores de mezcla pobre. También se analizan las ventajas de colocar los catalizadores SCR corriente debajo de otro catalizador modelo Pt-BaO/Al2O3 NSR para mejorar la eficiencia de eliminación de NOx a N2, eliminando el desli...

  19. Elemental composition and microstructure analysis of a rabbit urolith

    Following physical examination and radiography analysis, cystotomy was performed to remove a rabbit’s single bladder stone. This rabbit urolith was analyzed by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The EDXRF technique was successful for the determination of major elements (Ca, Mg, P, K and S) and presented sufficient sensitivity to also trace elements (Sr, Fe, Cu, V, Cr, Mn, Zn and Pb) determination. The results showed significant quantitative and structural variations among the urolith regions. The EDXRF technique using the fundamental parameters method and SEM attend as complementary techniques that can be useful in the management of urinary stone analysis. (author)

  20. High energy permanent magnets in electromechanics

    A review of fields of application of permanent magnets is given. Magnetic, electrical, mechanical and service properties of sintered hard-magnetic alloys based on rare earths and 3d metals SmCo5, Sm(Co, Fe, Cu, Zr)2 Nd2, Fe14B, Nd1.8Dy0.2Fe14B are given. The merits of high-energy magnetic materials are stated, and it is noted that it is important to improve fabrication practice of large permanent magnets

  1. STUDY ON THE SHOCK WAVE CRYSTALLIZATION OF AMORPHOUS ALLOYS BY DSC

    H.Y. Zhao; H. Wang; Q.J. Liu; J.D. Kan; Z.Q. Liu

    2002-01-01

    Shock wave and annealing crystallization of amorphous alloys FeSiB, FeMoSiB andFeCuNbSiB were studied by isothermal and non-isothermal DSC technique. It wasfound that the shock wave crystallization is very perfect, the fraction crystallized isvery close to 100%, though the period of crystallization is very short, only about10-4-10-6 s. Their produced phases differ from the parent phase in structure andcomposition. The high velocity of the transformation is very difficult to explain by thediffusion theory of solid state phase transition.

  2. Studija odstranjivanja bakra iz tekućeg željeza

    J. Łabaj; B. Oleksiak; G. Siwiec

    2011-01-01

    Tehnologija čelika planira se tako da se poveća udio temeljenih na preradi reciklirajućih materijala. S jedne strane to stvara mogućnost smanjenja cijene proizvodnje čelika, dok s druge strane uzrokuje onečišćenje, uslijed fizikalnokemijskih svojstava, koje je teško ukloniti. U skupinu takve vrste onečišćenja ulazi i bakar. Niža reaktivnost sa željezom zahtijeva analizu termodinamičkih parametara sustava Fe-Cu da se odredi kako ih je najbolje predvidjeti. Studija je provedena za bazičnu kinet...

  3. Pourbaix diagrams for mixed metal oxides

    Thermodynamic information for copper compounds and aqueous species, including estimated values at elevated temperatures, is analyzed. Potential-pH diagrams (Pourbaix diagrams) for the Cu-H2O, Fe-H2O and Fe-Cu-H2O systems are presented and the solubilities of copper and iron oxides (including mixed copper-iron oxide) are evaluated. These results are used to interpret the observed precipitation of oxides on BWR fuel and to estimate the effect of hydrogen water chemistry on their behavior

  4. In situ analysis of human teeth by external PIXE

    Rautray, Tapash R., E-mail: tapash77@hotmail.co [Department of Dental Biomaterials, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, 2-188-1 Samduk-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu (Korea, Republic of); ARASMIN, G. Udayagiri, Kandhamal, Orissa 762100 (India); Das, Saubhagyalaxmi [Institute of Physics, Sachivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar 751005 (India); Rautray, Alekh C. [ARASMIN, G. Udayagiri, Kandhamal, Orissa 762100 (India)

    2010-07-15

    The elemental profiles of the enamel, cementum and caries of human teeth were analysed by the external proton induced X-ray emission studies. Ten elements namely P, Ca, V, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, As, Sr and Pb were estimated in the present study. P and Ca were found to be the major elements whereas all other elements were found in trace level. It was observed that the respective concentrations of elements namely P, Ca, Fe, Zn and Pb in enamel are more than those in cementum. Concentration of P ranged between 6.37% and 25% whereas Ca ranged between 12.94% and 43.36%.

  5. Application of 12 MeV proton activation to the analysis of archaeological specimens

    12 MeV proton activation analysis is applied to a variety of archaeological specimens (glass, pottery, mortar and ivory) and its usefulness studied. The method is non-destructive and Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn, As, Sr, Y, Zr and Sb, ranging from percentage to parts per million (ppm) level were determined. The detection limits in archaeological glass for Ti, V, Cr, Fe, As, Sr, Y and Zr are at 1-10 ppm level; Cu, Zn and Sb at 20-35 ppm level, and Ca at 150 ppm level. (author)

  6. Trace element composition of archaeological bones and post-mortem alteration in the burial environment

    We have performed Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) and Particle Induced Gamma-ray Emission (PIGE) analyses with an external proton millibeam on archaeological bones in order to determine possible alteration processes in their burial environment (dissolution, uptake and diffusion of foreign ions). The PIXE method enables us to quantify the post-mortem alteration by determining the concentration profile of several trace elements like Al, Si, S, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and Sr in transverse bone sections, while that of fluorine is inferred from PIGE analysis. Examples of concentration profiles of archaeological bone cross sections from the Seine river site in Paris, Bercy (4000 B.C.), are shown

  7. Radioisotope excited X-ray fluorescence analysis of Asellus Aquaticus (Crustacea: Isopoda) from Istanbul as an indicator of environmental metal pollution

    Some metal contents of the freshwater isopod: Asellus aquaticus (Crustacea: Isopoda), collected form the pool of the botanical garden of Istanbul University (at the vicinity of old city center of Istanbul), were analysed, in order to investigate urban metal pollution. The analysis of the homogenized sample of isopods indicated that it contained K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Ni, Zn, Pb, Br, Rb, Sr, Y, Zr, Ba, Cd, Cs and Hg in different amounts. The results were compared with those of other isopods and various organisms. (author)

  8. Study of metallic element distribution in cancellous bone of femoral head both youth and old people by PIXE

    Proton Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) method is used for the determination of elemental concentration in a cancellous bone of human femoral head from five autopsies and seven patients with femoral neck broken. Specimen preparation and experimental procedure are described ill detail. Using t test, the results show that the concentrations of P, Ca, Fe, Cu, Sr in a control group are higher than those in a patient group, but the concentrations of S, K, Zn, Mn are not significantly different. The physiological functions of metal elements in human bone are also discussed. (author)

  9. A study on trace element spectrum in hair of the aged people over 80 years old in Shanghai

    The Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb and Sr contents in the hairs of the aged people over 80 years old have been determined by using Pu-238 source activated X-ray fluorescence analysis method (XRF). The results indicated that the contents of Fe, Pb and Zn in the hairs increased with the age, and that the ratio of Cu/Fe, Pb, which might be useful in estimating aging process, decreased with the age. The clinical significance of these elements were discussed

  10. Uptake of more important mineral components by common field weeds on loess soils

    Leszek Malicki

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available We have determined the contents of N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Fe, Cu, Mn and Zn in winter wheat, spring barley, sugar beets and winter rape, as well as in the most common weed species infesting these crops. It was established that the percentage of mineral components in the dry matter of the majority of weeds is higher than in that of the cultivated plants. The most dangerous weed species competing with plants for the investigated nutrients were: Chenopodium album, Cirsium arvense, Convolvulus arvensis, Polygonum convolvulus, Sonchus arvensis and Stellaria media.

  11. Constructive and critical approach of the radiation damage simulation; Approche constructive et critique de la simulation du dommage d'irradiation

    Becquart, Ch

    2002-11-15

    This work deals with the problem of radiation damage in materials for applications in development of fission and nuclear fusion technologies. It is organised in 3 sections. In section 1 are presented the mechanisms of formation and the evolution kinetics of the primary damage. Section 2 is devoted to the study of the sensitivity of the radiation damage at different approximations. Section 3 discusses the contribution of the ab initio calculations to the study of radiation damage and more particularly the point defects in a dilute Fe-Cu ferritic alloy. This work is illustrated by several publications added in each section. (O.M.)

  12. INFLUENCE OF HEAVY METAL IONS CONCENTRATION ON GERMINATION AND PLANT GROWTH

    Andra Pop

    2010-01-01

    chemical stress, provided the mechanisms of metal influences and features of the species of organism. This study focuses on the influence of the amount of heavy metals in germination and plant growth.For this study used seeds of beans, maize and cucumbers from polluted and unpolluted soils of Maramues. We followed these seed germination and growth on media enriched with heavy metal ions as Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb.Germination experiments in the presence of metal were performed on seeds of Phaseolus vul...

  13. Environmental impact of the gold mining industry in Ghana

    X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analysis and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS) have been used in assessing heavy metal pollution from some gold mines in Ghana. The presence and levels of heavy metals in gold ore, gold tailing, inland waters, and river sediments have been determined. Using these techniques, the heavy metals: Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, As, Pb, Rb, Sr, Y, Zr, and Nb were identified in some of the solid samples within a concentration range of 0.08 ppm-4.9%. However, the inland waters showed the presence of only Fe and Zn at levels of 0.08-2.4 μg/mL

  14. Effect of Peculiarities of Heat Transfer, Diffusion and Phase Transformation on Joint Formation During Welding of Dissimilar Materials by High Power Fiber Laser

    Turichin, Gleb; Klimova, Olga; Valdaytseva, Ekaterina

    The article describes mathematical models of diffusion and thermal processes for welding of dissimilar materials and kinetic model of diffusion-controlled deposition and growth of intermetallic inclusions in the weld. Developed models were combined and implemented in the model of weld joint formation for dissimilar materials. To verify a model the microstructure analysis of weld joints and elemental analysis in the diffusion zone by SEM has been made for welding of systems Fe-Cu, Al-Ti, Fe-Al. The good agreement between calculated and experimental data has been obtained. Examples of developed technologies of welding of dissimilar materials using high-power fiber lasers were discussed also.

  15. Radiation physical approach to trace elements evaluation in poisonous fish toxin

    The present work aims at the assessment of the trace elements of tetrodotoxin; one of the dangerous toxins from the Red Sea fish tetrodon. For the sake of intercomparison of the efficiency level of determinations, both neutron activation and X-ray fluorescence techniques have been applied. The physical approach for each method has been dealt with and the data obtained were collectively tabulated for easy intercomparison. The following trace elements are found in tetrodon toxin; Fe, Cu, Zn, Se, Br, Sr, Ag, Sn, Sb and Pb. The relative error in neutron activation and X-ray fluorescence techniques has been calculated within +-5 percent except for selenium which amounted to +-10 percent

  16. Portable EDXRF for Quality Assurance of Cosmetics

    Fábio Luiz Melquiades; Paulo Sérgio Parreira; Lucas Yoshimi Endo; Geiele dos Santos; Luana Wouk; Otávio Portezan Filho

    2015-01-01

    Portable Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence is a viable, cost and time effective analytical technique for qualitative and quantitative evaluation of a wide range of samples. The objective of this study is to present a methodology for quantification of nail polishes, eye shadows, lipsticks and lip gloss using thin film geometry. The samples were applied over thin films, simulating its use on face and nails. It was possible to quantify S, K, Ca, Ti, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br, Rb, Sr, Ba and Bi. The ...

  17. Processing of Nanostructured WC-Co Powders and Sintered Steels

    Zhang, Zongyin

    2003-01-01

    Processing of nanostructured WC-Co and W-Co powders,modelling of Fe-Mn-Si alloy, swelling of Fe-Cu alloy, andmechanical properties and sintering of Fe-Mn-Si steels havebeen studied in the present thesis. W-Co precursors made by chemical synthesis were used toproduce nanostructured WCCo and W-Co powders by calcination,reduction and carburization. The phase constituents in thecalcined powders depend on temperature and atmospheres. Cobaltcan accelerate the reduction rate of the W-Co precursors a...

  18. Salton Sea sampling program: baseline and toxicity studies

    Tullis, R.E.

    1977-09-30

    Baseline data on several of the Salton Sea fishes are reported. Morphometric (dimensions) and meristic (counting elements) data are presented as a baseline to evaluate any accumulation and physiological stresses that the fishes may experience as a result of geothermal development. Trace elements were analyzed in selected tissues or whole fish. The trace elements evaluated were K, Cu, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br, Rb, Sr, and Pb. The major fishes studied were corvina (Cynoscion xanthulus), gulf coaker (Bairdiella icistius, and molly (Poecilia latapinna). Other fishes occasionally tested were Tilapia sp. and sargo (Anisotremus davidsonii).

  19. Electron vacancy production in near-symmetric collisions of 100 MeV copper ions

    With a high-resolution Si(Li) X-ray detector, characteristic K X rays have been detected with targets of Cr, Fe, Cu, Ge and Se bombarded by 100 MeV Cu ions, equilibrated by passing through carbon. Cross sections for X-ray production, target-to-projectile vacancy-sharing ratios and Ksub(α) to Ksub(β) ratios were measured and compared with predictions of molecular-coupling theories. The results show little agreement with existing models based on rotational coupling in molecular-orbital states

  20. Elemental composition of erythrocytes from coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients with and without type II diabetes mellitus using PIXE analysis

    A study was conducted on erythrocytes in order to determine the composition and concentration of elements from patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery with and without type II diabetes. Samples were taken at various timeperiods and analyzed by means of proton induced X-ray emission (PIXE) analysis. Elements detected reliably were P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br and Rb. In particular, elements worthy of note are S, Cl and Ca, which have strong implications in surgical procedures and aftercare. (author)

  1. Electron vacancy production in near-symmetric collisions of 100 Mev copper ions

    Using a high-resolution Si(Li) X-ray detector, characteristic K X-rays have been detected with targets of Cr, Fe, Cu, Ge and Se bombarded by 100 MeV Cu ions, equilibrated by passing through carbon. Cross sections for X-ray production, target-to-projectile vacancy-sharing ratios and Ksub(α) to Ksub(β) ratios, were measured and compared to predictions of molecular-coupling theories. The results show little agreement with existing models based on rotational coupling in molecular-orbital states

  2. Do acupuncture points exist?

    Yan Xiaohui; Zhang Xinyi [Department of Physics, Surface Physics Laboratory (State Key Laboratory), and Synchrotron Radiation Research Center of Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Liu Chenglin [Physics Department of Yancheng Teachers' College, Yancheng 224002 (China); Dang, Ruishan [Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Huang Yuying; He Wei [Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Ding Guanghong [Shanghai Research Center of Acupuncture and Meridian, Pudong, Shanghai 201203 (China)

    2009-05-07

    We used synchrotron x-ray fluorescence analysis to probe the distribution of four chemical elements in and around acupuncture points, two located in the forearm and two in the lower leg. Three of the four acupuncture points showed significantly elevated concentrations of elements Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn in relation to levels in the surrounding tissue, with similar elevation ratios for Cu and Fe. The mapped distribution of these elements implies that each acupuncture point seems to be elliptical with the long axis along the meridian. (note)

  3. NOTE: Do acupuncture points exist?

    Yan, Xiaohui; Zhang, Xinyi; Liu, Chenglin; Dang, Ruishan; Huang, Yuying; He, Wei; Ding, Guanghong

    2009-05-01

    We used synchrotron x-ray fluorescence analysis to probe the distribution of four chemical elements in and around acupuncture points, two located in the forearm and two in the lower leg. Three of the four acupuncture points showed significantly elevated concentrations of elements Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn in relation to levels in the surrounding tissue, with similar elevation ratios for Cu and Fe. The mapped distribution of these elements implies that each acupuncture point seems to be elliptical with the long axis along the meridian.

  4. Do acupuncture points exist?

    We used synchrotron x-ray fluorescence analysis to probe the distribution of four chemical elements in and around acupuncture points, two located in the forearm and two in the lower leg. Three of the four acupuncture points showed significantly elevated concentrations of elements Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn in relation to levels in the surrounding tissue, with similar elevation ratios for Cu and Fe. The mapped distribution of these elements implies that each acupuncture point seems to be elliptical with the long axis along the meridian. (note)

  5. Magnetic viscosity studies in hard magnetic materials

    The magnetic viscosity behavior has been studied in several hard magnets with different magnetization reversal mechanisms including barium ferrite powders, Cu-Mn-Al, ferrite magnets, Nd-Fe-B, and SmCo5, Sm2(Co,Fe,Cu,Zr)17. The measurements were made with a vibrating sample magnetometer for times up to 60 s and a SQUID magnetometer for longer times in the range of 60--2300 s. For most of the samples the magnetization was found to vary logarithmically with time. The field and temperature dependence of the magnetic viscosity coefficient S was studied. Here, S was found to vary with the applied field and it usually peaked around the coercive field Hc. The measured values of Smax at 10 K range from 0.004 to 1.853 emu/g for Cu-Mn-Al and Sm2(Co,Fe,Cu,Zr)17, respectively. The magnetic viscosity coefficient was used together with the magnetic susceptibility to determine the activation volume

  6. Seasonal variations of heavy metal concentration in Sardinella sindensis (Day, 1878) from Balochistan coast

    QuratulanAhmed; Semra Benzer; Naeema Elahi

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To determine Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd concentrations in muscle of sind sardinella [Sardinella sindensis (S. sindensis)] from Balochistan coast, Pakistan. Methods: S. sindensis were collected from Balochistan coast, Pakistan, at autumn inter monsoon, north east monsoon, spring inter monsoon and south west monsoon during October 2005-September 2006. All samples were analyzed for Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd by AAnalyst 700 flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Results: Generally, S. sindensis caught from Balochistan coast showed the accumulation level of Fe [(16.88 ± 5.60) µg/g], Cu [(2.74 ± 1.89) µg/g], Cd [(0.29 ± 0.25) µg/g], Zn [(4.29 ± 2.31) µg/g] and Pb [(0.24 ± 0.24) µg/g] in the muscle tissues. Conclusions: The metal concentrations in fish from Balochistan coast observed in this study were lower than the limit values. Therefore, all metal accumulations in S. sindensis have to be monitored continuously, especially in this region.

  7. Interface driven magnetic interactions in nanostructured thin films of iron nanocrystallites embedded in a copper matrix

    Desautels, R. D., E-mail: rddesautels@physics.umanitoba.ca; Lierop, J. van [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 (Canada); Shueh, C.; Lin, K.-W. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan (China); Freeland, J. W. [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

    2015-05-07

    We have fabricated thin films of iron nanocrystallites embedded in a copper matrix using a dual ion beam assisted deposition technique. A secondary End-Hall ion beam bombarded the iron atoms during deposition altering significantly the morphology of the films and allowing for control of the intermixing between iron and copper components. Cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy and x-ray reflectometry experiments indicated that the morphology of the films was that of iron nanocrystallites embedded in a copper matrix. Rietveld refinements of the diffraction pattern identified fcc-copper and amorphous iron. An increased amount of disorder was observed with a reduction in the amount of deposited iron from a 1:1 Fe:Cu ratio to 0.25:0.75 Fe:Cu ratio. Interfacial copper-iron alloys were identified by DC susceptibility experiments through their reduced T{sub C,Alloy} (370, 310, and 280 K) compared with that of bulk iron (∼1000 K). Element specific x-ray absorption and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism experiments were performed to identify the contributions to the magnetism from the iron and the copper-iron alloy.

  8. Automated Sample Preparation for Radiogenic and Non-Traditional Metal Isotopes: Removing an Analytical Barrier for High Sample Throughput

    Field, M. Paul; Romaniello, Stephen; Gordon, Gwyneth W.; Anbar, Ariel D.; Herrmann, Achim; Martinez-Boti, Miguel A.; Anagnostou, Eleni; Foster, Gavin L.

    2014-05-01

    MC-ICP-MS has dramatically improved the analytical throughput for high-precision radiogenic and non-traditional isotope ratio measurements, compared to TIMS. The generation of large data sets, however, remains hampered by tedious manual drip chromatography required for sample purification. A new, automated chromatography system reduces the laboratory bottle neck and expands the utility of high-precision isotope analyses in applications where large data sets are required: geochemistry, forensic anthropology, nuclear forensics, medical research and food authentication. We have developed protocols to automate ion exchange purification for several isotopic systems (B, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Sr, Cd, Pb and U) using the new prepFAST-MC™ (ESI, Nebraska, Omaha). The system is not only inert (all-flouropolymer flow paths), but is also very flexible and can easily facilitate different resins, samples, and reagent types. When programmed, precise and accurate user defined volumes and flow rates are implemented to automatically load samples, wash the column, condition the column and elute fractions. Unattended, the automated, low-pressure ion exchange chromatography system can process up to 60 samples overnight. Excellent reproducibility, reliability, recovery, with low blank and carry over for samples in a variety of different matrices, have been demonstrated to give accurate and precise isotopic ratios within analytical error for several isotopic systems (B, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Sr, Cd, Pb and U). This illustrates the potential of the new prepFAST-MC™ (ESI, Nebraska, Omaha) as a powerful tool in radiogenic and non-traditional isotope research.

  9. Mineral Composition of the Cockle (Anadara granosa Shells of West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia and It?s Potential as Biomaterial for Use in Bone Repair

    M.M. Noordin

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The study was conducted to determine the composition of mineral content of cockle (Anadara granosa shells from 3 major cockle cultivation of West Coast of Malaysia. Three samples of cockle shells from three different sources were evaluated to determine the content of 12 macro-and micro-elements (Calcium (Ca, Carbon (C, Magnesium (Mg, Sodium (Na, Phosphorus (P, Potassium (K, Ferum (Fe, Copper (Cu, Nickel ( Ni, Zink (Zn, Boron and Silica (Si. For convenience and ease of reference, Ca and C were combine into one unit (Calcium Carbonate, CaC while Mg, Na, P and K was evaluated individually and Fe, Cu, Ni, Zn, B and Si were evaluated as one group (others. Analysis of elements content was done using inductively Coupled plasma, Auto Analyzer, an Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer and Carbon Analyzer. Results in this study revealed that the mineral compositions of cockle shells from 3 different sources in West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia were consistence almost in all the samples. The percentage of CaC comprises of more than 98.7% of the total minerals content of the cockle shells of the 3 sources. About 1.3 % of the composition are comprises of Mg, Na, P, K and others (Fe, Cu, Ni, B, Zn and Si.Overall, the minerals composition of cockle shells of West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia are as followed: CaC 98.7 %, Mg 0.05%, Na 0.9%, p 0.02 and others 0.2%.

  10. Distribution of Soil Zinc.Iron,Copper and Manganese Fractions and Its Relationship with Plant Availability

    ZOUBANG-JI; MORUN-CANG

    1995-01-01

    The distribution of various fractions of Zn,Fe,Cu and Mn in 15 types of soils in China and its relationship with plant availability were studied.Fractions of various elements were found to have some similar characterstic distribution regularities in various types of soils,but various soil types differed to varying degrees in the distribution of each fraction.Soil physico-chemical properties,such as pH,CEC and the contents of OM,CaCO3,free Fe,free Mn and P2O5,were significantly correlated with the distribution of elemental fractions,and a significant correlation also existed between the distribution and plant availability of elemental fractions.Various fractions of each element were divided into two groups based on their plant availability.The correlation between the distribution of combination fractions and plat availability indicated a significantly or an extremely significantly positive correlation for Group I but a significantly or an extremely significantly negative correlation for Group II.Therefore,the fractions in Goup I were primary pools of available nutrients,while those in Group II could hardly provide available nutrients for plants.Decreasing the transformation of corresponding elements into fractions of Group II and increasing the storage capacity of various fractions of Group I were an important direction for regulation and controlling of soil nutrients.However,some Particular soils with too high contents of Zn,Fe,Cu and Mn should be regulated and controlled adversely.

  11. Formation of sulfide deposits and its relation to sodic and potassic alteration of Proterozoic metabasites in the Sax» rift basin, Bergslagen, Sweden

    Hellingwerf, R. H.

    1987-01-01

    A number of Cu-Zn-Fe-Pb-As sulfide mineralizations spatially associated with metabasic sills, dikes, and flows of originally continental tholeiitic composition occur in the 1.9 1.8-Ga-old metavolcano-sedimentary sequence in the Sax» sedimentary rift basin. In higher stratigraphic levels weak sulfide mineralizations occur just below Narich, albite-chlorite-calcite-quartz-actinolite-bearing metabasic flows; in the lower stratigraphic levels sulfide mineralizations occur (a) spatially associated with potassiumrich, microcline-scapolite- or biotite/phlogopite-rich metabasic sills and dikes, and (b) below metabasic flows in which albite and calcite are replaced by microcline and scapolite. The sodium- and potassium-rich metabasites are demonstrated to represent products of spilitization and potassic alteration, respectively. During spilitization Fe, Cu, Co, and HREE are leached from the basic flows, whereas during potassic alteration Fe, Cu, Y, and possibly Zn and Zr are leached from the basic rocks, indicating a genetic relationship between the metabasites and the Cu-Fe-sulfide mineralizations. Spilitization probably took place due to interaction of the flows with descending, sea-water-dominated fluids in a subseafloor hydrothermal system with temperatures roughly between 250° and 400°C. Potassic alteration probably took place by ascending fluids at higher temperatures than for spilitization.

  12. Characterization study of heavy metal-bearing phases in MSW slag.

    Saffarzadeh, Amirhomayoun; Shimaoka, Takayuki; Motomura, Yoshinobu; Watanabe, Koichiro

    2009-05-30

    Slag products derived from the pyrolysis/melting and plasma/melting treatment of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Japan were examined for the characterization study of heavy metal-bearing phases using petrographic techniques. Detailed microscopic observations revealed that the shapes of heavy metal-rich inclusions are generally spherical to semi-spherical and their sizes range from submicron to scarcely large size spheres (over 100 microm). The experiments (both optical microscopy and electron probe microanalysis) indicated that Fe and Cu participate in mutual substitution and different proportions, and form mainly two-phase Fe-Cu alloys that bound in the silicate glass. This alloy characterizes the composition of more than 80% of the metal-rich inclusions. Other metals and non-metals (such as Pb, Ni, Sb, Sn, P, Si, Al and S) with variable amounts and uneven distributions are also incorporated in the Fe-Cu alloy. In average, the bulk concentration of heavy metals in samples from pyrolysis/melting type is almost six times greater than samples treated under plasma/arc processing. The observations also confirmed that slag from pyrolysis origin contains remarkably higher concentration of metallic inclusions than slag from plasma treatment. In the latter, the metallic compounds are separately tapped from molten slag during the melting treatment that might lead to the generation of safer slag product for end users from environmental viewpoint. PMID:18926624

  13. Assessment of trace element concentration distribution in human placenta by wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence: Effect of neonate weight and maternal age

    Trace element status in human placenta is dependent on maternal-neonatal characteristics. This work was undertaken to investigate the correlation between essential trace element concentrations in the placenta and maternal-neonatal characteristics. Placenta samples were collected from total 61 healthy mothers at gestation between 37 and 41 weeks. These samples were investigated with the restriction that the mother's age was 20-40 years old and the neonate's weight was 1-4 kg. Percent concentrations of trace elements were determined using wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF). The placenta samples were prepared and analyzed without exposure to any chemical treatment. Concentrations of Fe, Cu and Zn in placenta tissues were found statistically to vary corresponding to the age of the mother and weight of the neonate. In the subjects, the concentration of Fe and Cu were increased in heavier neonates (p<0.05) and the concentration of Zn was increased with increasing mother age (p<0.05). Consequently, the Fe, Cu and Zn elements appear to have interactive connections in human placenta.

  14. 2种洋葱中微量元素铁·锰与铜含量的测定

    喻菊洪; 陈小芳; 段玲利; 郭茂霞; 李华兰

    2014-01-01

    [Objective] The aim was to determine the trace elements iron, manganese and copper in two kinds of onions. [Method] The trace elements iron, manganese and copper in two kinds of onions were analyzed, with nitric and perchloric acid (4+1) decomposition of the sample, flame atomic absorption spectrometry. [Result] The contents of three kinds of trace elements in onion had significant differences. Among which, the sort of element contents in purple onion was Fe>Mn>Cu, and the sort of element contents in yellow onion was Fe>Cu>Mn. the Fe content in purple onion was more than in yellow onion, and Mn, Cu contents in purple onion were less than in yellow onion. The recoveries were between 94.8%~110.0%, RSDMn>Cu,黄皮洋葱中元素含量大小排序为Fe>Cu>Mn,紫皮洋葱中Fe的含量大于黄皮洋葱,紫皮洋葱中Mn、Cu的含量均小于黄皮洋葱,回收率在94.8%~110.0%,RSD<1.7%。[结论]紫皮洋葱、黄皮洋葱中3种微量元素含量差异为微量元素缺乏症患者进行食疗提供了一定的数据参考。

  15. Portable x-ray fluorescence for assessing trace elements in rice and rice products: Comparison with inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry

    Portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) was investigated as a means of assessing trace elements in rice and rice products. Using five measurement trials of 180 s real time, portable XRF was first used to detect arsenic (As), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu), and zinc (Zn) in a variety of rice samples. The same samples were then microwave-digested and used to determine elemental concentrations using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The concentrations of As, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Zn determined by ICP-MS were found to be consistent with other recent studies involving various types of rice and rice products. When assessing for As, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Zn, comparison of results between XRF amplitude and ICP-MS concentration (wet weight) demonstrated a linear relationship with a significant correlation. A significant correlation between XRF amplitude and ICP-MS concentration was not found when assessing for Ni. - Highlights: • Portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) used to assess trace elements in rice and rice products. • Same samples tested for concentrations using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). • Linear relationship with significant correlation found between XRF amplitude and ICP-MS concentration

  16. 新矿物等轴铂铜矿的发现及其命名问题

    红石

    1976-01-01

    Isoplatinocopper,a new mineral,has been found in a bistagite-pyroxene amplhibolite intrusive in the Yenshan Region,China,This mineral has been identified to be isometric and pale yellowish-white in color with a molecular formula of Pt4Cu5,α0=3.786A,specifie gravity=14.5,and no magnetism.In reflected light it is essentially isotropic,and yellowish-white in eclor with reflective power being 58% for green light,61% for yellow and 61.5% for red respectively,and its microhardness 127-220kg/mm2.On the ground of the data on their chemical composition and crystal structure,Pt-Fe-Cu and Pt-Cu platinum minerals are divisible into two types,i.e.tulameenite which includes those with a composition of Pt5Fe4Cu-Pt2Fe3Ci2 and Pt2FeCu,and isoplatinocopper which possesses a composition of Pt4Cu4-Pt4Cu5.5

  17. Chemical composition of marine sediments in the Pacific Ocean from Sinaloa to Jalisco, Mexico

    Marine sediments from Mexico's West coast in the Pacific Ocean from Sinaloa to Jalisco were analyzed by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence technique. Ten sediment samples were collected in May, 2010 between 55.5 and 1264 m water depth with a Reinneck type box nucleate sampler. Sediments were dried and fractioned by granulometry. Their physical and chemical properties were determined in laboratory by standard methods, pH, and conductivity. Concentration and distribution of K, Ca, Ti Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Ga, Pb, Br and Sr were analyzed. In order to determine the status of the elements, enrichment factors were calculated. Total, organic carbon and CaCO3 were also determined. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction show predominant groups of compounds. As quality-control method, Certified Reference Material was both processed and analyzed at even conditions. Enrichment factors for K, Ca, Ti, Mn Fe, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ni, and Sr show they are conservative elements having concentrations in the range of unpolluted sites giving a base data line for the sampling zone In spite of moderately enrichment factors -1) and enrichment factor show the influence of anthropogenic sources with values between lowest effect level and a third part of 250 μg g-1value, which is considered to have severe effect levels for aquatic life. (author)

  18. Water quality control method and device in BWR type reactor primary coolant system

    A specimen is sampled through a sampling line disposed to the upstream of a reactor cleanup device, to measure the concentration of iron and copper in a reactor water by using a concentration measuring device. Then, the ratio of Fe/Cu concentration is calculated based on the concentration of iron and copper in the measured reactor water. If the value is smaller than 2, the ratio of Fe/Cu concentration in the reactor water is controlled to greater than 2 by increasing the amount of iron in feedwater injected from an iron forming device to the side of the exit of an condensator desalter. With such procedures, copper deposited on the surface of fuel rods can be fixed to a stable chemical form of ferrite oxide. Accordingly, since the valence of Cu ions in fuel rod deposits can be kept identical with that of the valence of Cu ions in reactor water, accelerated corrosion of zirconium, as the main constituent element of the fuel cladding tube, can be prevented. With such procedures, integrity of the fuel cladding tube can be maintained throughout the use of the fuel. (I.N.)

  19. The Effect of Fish Size and Condition on the Contents of Twelve Essential and Non Essential Elements in Aristichthys nobilis

    M. Naeem*, A. Salam, S. S. Tahir1 and N. Rauf 1

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The correlation coefficients between fish size (body weight and total length and metal contents (Na, K, Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Cr, Co, Cd and Pb in whole fish (Aristichthys nobilis were determined. A total of 71 fish samples were collected from hatcheries and fish reservoirs located in Islamabad and Fatehjung. Highly significant (P<0.001 relationship between metal concentrations and fish size was found. Most of the metals (Na, K, Ca, Mg, Cu, Zn, Cr, Cd and Pb showed an isometric increase, while Mn, Fe and Co showed an allometric increase in with increasing body weight. All metals showed isometric increase, while, Na, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Co showed positive allometric growth in relation to total length. The correlation coefficient (r between different variables and wet body weight, condition factor was found highly significant (P<0.001 in examined fish except for Na, Ca, Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb while for total length the same results found except Ca, Cd, Zn and Pb. Variance inflation factor values of regression coefficients in multiple regression analysis for each variable were lesser than 10. The metal levels of the examined fish were lower than the recommended values in fish and fishery products set by FAO.

  20. Chemical portioning and speciation of some trace elements in soil and street dust from Khartoum state, Sudan

    In this study, surface soil and street dust samples were collected from Khartoum State, from areas exposed to industrial and traffic emission and from areas expected to be free from elemental emission to serve as control. Samples were digested using wet digestion method to determine the total concentration of Na, K, Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and Pb using Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer (Aas), X-Ray fluorescence and flame photometer. Also samples were chemically fractionated using chemical specification method, and the solutions analyzed using Aas to determine the chemical form of the elements. Quality assurance of the data was achieved through the analysis of certified reference material. The range of the total concentration for Na, K, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and Pb are 400-5175, 220-4690, 0.07-315.25, 20-250, 2050.8-46000, 0.5-2305, 4.5-280, 9.5-6200 mg/kg respectively. results obtained agree with expected emission profile as inferred from the emitting source locations. Distribution of elements from emitting source locations and control samples in different chemical fractions was carried out, and the findings reinforced by enrichment factors calculations as well by the results obtained by statistical multi-variate analysis methods such as principle compared with previous literature.(Author)

  1. Elemental concentration analysis in the brain of young and old Wistar rats by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry

    It is well known that aging is associated with neurobehavioral deficits. The aging process of human brain is characterized by progressive neuronal loss. Furthermore, certain brain areas are more vulnerable to neuronal degeneration than others, reflecting an altered resistance to stress of the tissue itself and/or the lack of adequate immunological defense mechanisms in these regions. About the elemental levels in the brain, it is known that the excess ou deficiency of some elements are toxic for human healthy, being also related to several neurodegenerative diseases. In this way, the main goal of this work was to determine the elemental concentration in the hippocampus of young and old male (n = 10) and female (n = 10) Wistar rats by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry with synchrotron radiation (SR-TXRF). These measurements were carried out at XRF beam line at Light Synchrotron Brazilian Laboratory, Campinas, Brazil. About the results, we could observe that Al, Fe, Cu, Zn and Br levels were higher in the hippocampus of the old female rats than the young ones. On the other hand, only Cu levels were higher in the hippocampus of the old male rats than the young ones. Therefore, the aging of the hippocampus of the female rats can be characterized by an accumulate for Al, Fe, Cu, Zn and Br. The excess in these elements levels are also associated with several neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer' disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. (author)

  2. Separation and recovery of uranium from wastewater using sorbent functionalized with hydroxamic acid

    The extraction of uranium(VI) from alkaline (pH>7) dilute aqueous solution like wastewater of uranium material handling industries is a subject of considerable interest for exploring secondary uranium sources. Among different separation methods solid phase extraction (SPE) is especially attractive because of technological advantages. A new hydroxamic acids functionalized acrylic based solid phase sorbent, named as poly-acryl hydroxamic acid (PHOA) was developed through solution polymerization route for selective separation of uranium from the wastewater. The equilibrium isotherm for U(VI) in the nuclear wastewater showed favourable type. Uranium sorption was confirmed analytically as well as EDXRF analysis. Uranium(VI) sorption behaviours of the sorbent were investigated in different concentration of competitive ions like Ca++, Mg++, Fe+++, Cu++ and Mn++ and found that the sorbent is capable to extract the U(VI) efficiently in presence of high concentration of Ca++ and Mg++ ions (in g/L level) and low concentration of Fe+++, Cu++ and Mn++ ions (< 5 mg/L) along with uranium (<10 mg/L) from synthetic sample solutions. Elution behaviour was evaluated using different elution medium and compared among the mediums. HCl was found to be effective elution medium. Elution performance was studied by varying HCl concentration for uranium along with the individual competitive ions. Elution results confirmed reusability of the sorbent with about 80% sorption capacity after fourth cycle. The PHOA might be promising sorbent for removing and recovering the uranium from wastewater without pre-treatment

  3. [COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TRACE ELEMENT COMPOSITION OF HAIR IN URBAN RESIDENTS OF WESTERN SIBERIA].

    Vilms, E A; Gogadze, N V; Turchaninov, D V; Korchina, T Ya

    2015-01-01

    There was performed a study of the element status (hair analysis) of the population of the two cities of Western Siberia: Surgut (n = 350) and Omsk (n = 385). Detection of elements was performed by atomic emission and mass spectrometry methods. The population of Surgut when compared with residents of Omsk bioelements were characterized by a more high content of B, Cu, Co, Fe, Mg, I, Zn (p < 0.001), and a lower content of Cr, Se (p < 0.001). Scarce elements for Omsk residents were 1, Se. In hair of Surgut residents in more higher concentrations there were detected toxic and potentially harmful elements such as Pb, Hg, Be, Cd, Li, Sn (p < 0.001). At the same time there were lower than in Omsk residents values of concentrations of Al, As, V In comparison groups there are established statistically significant differences of coefficients used for the evaluation of the metabolic activity, such as the Na/K, Ca/K, Na/Mg, Fe/Cu. In a sample of the city of Surgut coefficients Ca/K, Fe/Cu and "toxicity index" had the high values. The established differences in the availability of macro- and trace elements for the population of territories are determined by climatogeographic, geochemical features and the specificity of the structure of nutrition. PMID:26856153

  4. Correlations of trace elements in breast human tissues: Evaluation of spatial distribution using {mu}-XRF

    Piacenti da Silva, Marina; Silva, Deisy Mara da; Ribeiro-Silva, Alfredo; Poletti, Martin Eduardo [Departamento de Fisica, FFCLRP/USP, Av. dos Bandeirantes n. 3900, 14040-901 Ribeirao Preto - SP (Brazil); Departamento de Patologia, HCFM/USP, Av. dos Bandeirantes n. 3900, 14040-901 Ribeirao Preto - SP (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica, FFCLRP/USP, Av. dos Bandeirantes n. 3900, 14040-901 Ribeirao Preto - SP (Brazil)

    2012-05-17

    The aim of this work is to investigate microscopic correlations between trace elements in breast human tissues. A synchrotron X-ray fluorescence microprobe system ({mu}-XRF) was used to obtain two-dimensional distribution of trace element Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn in normal (6 samples) and malignant (14 samples) breast tissues. The experiment was performed in X-ray Fluorescence beam line at Laboratorio Nacional de Luz Sincrotron (LNLS), Campinas, Brazil. The white microbeam was generated with a fine conical capillary with a 20 {mu}m output diameter. The samples were supported on a XYZ table. An optical microscope with motorized zoom was used for sample positioning and choice the area to be scanned. Automatic two-dimensional scans were programmed and performed with steps of 30 {mu}m in each direction (x, y) on the selected area. The fluorescence signals were recorded using a Si(Li) detector, positioned at 90 degrees with respect to the incident beam, with a collection time of 10 s per point. The elemental maps obtained from each sample were overlap to observe correlation between trace elements. Qualitative results showed that the pairs of elements Ca-Zn and Fe-Cu could to be correlated in malignant breast tissues. Quantitative results, achieved by Spearman correlation tests, indicate that there is a spatial correlation between these pairs of elements (p < 0.001) suggesting the importance of these elements in metabolic processes associated with the development of the tumor.

  5. Bioaccumulation of metals by Rhodophyta species at Antikyra Gulf (Greece) near an aluminium factory

    Malea, P. [Thessaloniki Univ. (Greece). Inst. of Botany; Haritonidis, S. [Thessaloniki Univ. (Greece). Inst. of Botany; Stratis, I. [Inst. of Analytical Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Thessaloniki (Greece)

    1994-11-01

    The bioaccumulation of Fe, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb, Na, K, Ca and Mg by seven species of red algae (Rhodophyta) was studied after their seasonal collection from 9 stations in Antikyra Gulf (Greece). This area is characterized by its bauxite substrate and the discharge of wastes from an aluminium factory. Corallina elongata, Jania rubens and Liagora viscida showed elevated concentrations of Cu, Na and Mg and low Fe, Na and K concentrations, whereas Pterosiphonia complanata, Laurencia obtusa and Vidalia volubilis displayed entirely contrary behaviour. These interspecific differences are discussed in relation to morphology, ecology, plant structure and the binding sites available on the algae. Among the nine metals, only Cd concentrations in P. complanata showed significantly positive correlation with the respective concentrations in the sediment; no metal in L. obtusa and P. complanata showed a significant correlation with the concentrations of the dissolved metals in seawater. Significant positive or negative correlations with the concentrations of several metals in L. obtusa and P. complanata were also observed, which may be attributed to metal interactions in binding to plant tissues. The concentrations of Fe, Cu, Zn, K, Na and Ca in Laurencia obtusa were higher in summer or autumn; Pb and Mg followed an opposite pattern of seasonal variation, whereas Cd levels were higher in spring and summer. The red algae of Antikyra Gulf generally exhibited higher Fe, Ca, Cu, Cd and Pb concentrations than those of similar species from other geographical areas. (orig.)

  6. Regional distribution of potassium, calcium, and six trace elements in normal human brain

    Eight elements (i.e. K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Se, and Rb) were measured in 50 different regions of 12 normal human brains by particle-induced X-ray emission (PIXE) analysis. The dry weight concentrations of K, Fe, Cu, Zn, Se, and Rb were consistently higher for gray than for white matter areas. The K, Zn and Se concentrations for the regions of mixed composition and, to some extent, also the Rb concentrations, were intermediate between the gray and white matter values, and they tended to decrease with decreasing neuron density. The mean dry weight concentrations of K, Ca, Zn, Se, and Rb in the various brain regions were highly correlated with the mean wet-to-dry weight ratios of these regions. For Mn, Fe, and Cu, however, such a correlation was not observed, and these elements exhibited elevated levels in several structures of the basal ganglia. For K, Fe, and Se the concentrations seemed to change with age. A hierarchical cluster analysis indicated that the structures clustered into two large groups, one comprising gray and mixed matter regions, the other white and mixed matter areas. Brain structures involved in the same physiological function or morphologically similar regions often conglomerated in a single subcluster

  7. Numerical atomic scale simulations of the microstructural evolution of ferritic alloys under irradiation

    In this work, we have developed a model of point defect (vacancies and interstitials) diffusion whose aim is to simulate by kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) the formation of solute rich clusters observed experimentally in irradiated FeCuNiMnSi model alloys and in pressure vessel steels. Electronic structure calculations have been used to characterize the interactions between point defects and the different solute atoms. Each of these solute atoms establishes an attractive bond with the vacancy. As for Mn, which is the element which has the weakest bond with the vacancy, it establishes more favourable bonds with interstitials. Binding energies, migration energies as well as other atomic scale properties, determined by ab initio calculations, have led to a parameter set for the KMC code. Firstly, these parameters have been optimised on thermal ageing experiments realised on the FeCu binary alloy and on complex alloys, described in the literature. The vacancy diffusion thermal annealing simulations show that when a vacancy is available, all the solutes migrate and form clusters, in agreement with the observed experimental tendencies. Secondly, to simulate the microstructural evolution under irradiation, we have introduced interstitials in the KMC code. Their presence leads to a more efficient transport of Mn. The first simulations of electron and neutron irradiations show that the model results are globally qualitatively coherent with the experimentally observed tendencies. (author)

  8. Fundamental study of thermodynamic analysis of nonequilibrium and equilibrium organization formation process

    To study the organization formation mechanism and the controlled factors of pattern formation of Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B nano-crystal alloy and Co-Al-O granular film, they had investigated by neutron and X-ray small-angle scattering measurement, differential scanning calorimetry and electron microscope. The generation and crystallization process of amorphous were simulated by the molecular dynamic method. The more the average particle size of Fe-Si phase is small, the more the magnetic permeability of Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B nano-crystal alloy is large. The composition of Fe-Si phase is controlled by Cu clustering behavior, because nucleation of Fe-Si phase was produced on the Cu cluster. On Co-Al-O granular film, the relation between micro organization and the amount of tunnel type magnetic reluctance (TMR) of film became clear. Formation of amorphous alloy, structure relaxation and crystallization process of Ti-Al system was analyzed by the molecular dynamic method. The amorphous alloy of the system were consisted of three parts such as atoms configured to icosahedron, crystal and large free volume. They form some nanometer structures. During the relaxation process of structure, amorphous changed to two states, stable amorphous and the initial stage of crystallization, depending on amorphous formation ability. (S.Y.)

  9. Oxidation films morphology; Sur la morphologie des pellicules d'oxydation

    Paidassi, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France).Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1960-07-01

    After studying the oxidation of several pure polyvalent metals (Fe, Cu, Mn, Ni, U) and of their oxides at high temperature and atmospheric pressure, the author suggests how to modify the usual representation of the oxide film (a piling of different oxide layers, homogeneous on a micrographic scale with a equi-axial crystallisation, free of mechanical tensions, with flat boundary surfaces) to have it nearer to reality. In this first part, the author exposes the study of the real micrographic structure of the oxidation film and gives examples of precipitation in the oxides during the cooling of the oxidised sample. (author) [French] En se basant sur les etudes qu'il a faites sur l'oxydation aux temperatures elevees et a la pression atmospherique de quelques metaux purs a valences multiples (Fe, Cu, Mn, Ni, U), et de leurs oxydes, l'auteur suggere comment le schema qui representerait la pellicule comme etant une superposition de diverses couches d'oxydes, homogenes micrographiquement, a cristallisations equiaxes, depourvues de tensions mecaniques et separees par des interfaces plans, doit etre modifie pour s'ajuster a la realite. Dans cette premiere partie, l'auteur etudie la structure micrographique reelle des pellicules d'oxydation et donne des exemples de precipitation dans les oxydes au cours du refroidissement des echantillons oxydes. (auteur)

  10. Tunable characteristics of bending resonance frequency in magnetoelectric laminated composites

    Chen, Lei; Li, Ping; Wen, Yu-Mei; Zhu, Yong

    2013-07-01

    As the magnetoelectric (ME) effect in piezoelectric/magnetostrictive laminated composites is mediated by mechanical deformation, the ME effect is significantly enhanced in the vicinity of resonance frequency. The bending resonance frequency (fr) of bilayered Terfenol-D/PZT (MP) laminated composites is studied, and our analysis predicts that (i) the bending resonance frequency of an MP laminated composite can be tuned by an applied dc magnetic bias (Hdc) due to the ΔE effect; (ii) the bending resonance frequency of the MP laminated composite can be controlled by incorporating FeCuNbSiB layers with different thicknesses. The experimental results show that with Hdc increasing from 0 Oe (1 Oe=79.5775 A/m) to 700 Oe, the bending resonance frequency can be shifted in a range of 32.68 kHz bending resonance frequency of the MP laminated composite gradually increases from 33.66 kHz to 39.18 kHz. This study offers a method of adjusting the strength of dc magnetic bias or the thicknesses of the FeCuNbSiB layer to tune the bending resonance frequency for ME composite, which plays a guiding role in the ME composite design for real applications.

  11. Dual Application of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Polyamines Affects Growth and Nutrient Uptake of Trifoliate Orange (Poncirus trifoliata Seedlings

    Ying-Ning ZOU

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available The experiment was carried out to study the dual application effects of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF and polyamines on growth and nutrient uptake of trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata seedlings. The seedlings were colonized by Glomus versiforme and irrigated with 320 mL 100 mg/L putrescine, spermidine and spermine, respectively. Two months after exogenous polyamines treatments, both putrescine and spermine applications significantly increased the mycorrhizal colonization, whereas spermidine supplement did not alter the colonization rate. The sole AMF inoculation significantly increased total dry weight, leaf P, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu and Mn contents and root P, K, Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn contents of the seedlings, compared to the non-AMF control. Compared to the sole AMF inoculation, additional putrescine and spermine markedly increased total dry weight, and elevated leaf P and K contents and root P, Mg, Fe and Zn contents. These increases were more significantly in the mycorrhizal seedlings supplied with putrescine than in the mycorrhizal seedlings supplied with spermine. All these polyamines applications did not affect root Cu and Mn contents, but enhanced leaf Mn uptake and root Ca uptake. Spermidine treatment had almost no effects on nutrient uptake and growth of the seedlings. These results suggest that dual application of G. versiforme and putrescine could be a feasible procedure for better citrus cultivation.

  12. The effect of Dual Application of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Polyamines upon Growth and Nutrient Uptake on Trifoliate Orange (Poncirus trifoliata Seedlings

    Qiang-Sheng WU

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available The experiment was carried out to study the dual application effects of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF and polyamines on growth and nutrient uptake of trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata seedlings. The seedlings were colonized by Glomus versiforme and irrigated with 320 mL 100 mg/L putrescine, spermidine and spermine, respectively. Two months after exogenous polyamines treatments, both putrescine and spermine applications significantly increased the mycorrhizal colonization, whereas spermidine supplement did not alter the colonization rate. The sole AMF inoculation significantly increased total dry weight, leaf P, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu and Mn contents and root P, K, Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn contents of the seedlings, compared to the non-AMF control. Compared to the sole AMF inoculation, additional putrescine and spermine markedly increased total dry weight, and elevated leaf P and K contents and root P, Mg, Fe and Zn contents. These increases were more significantly in the mycorrhizal seedlings supplied with putrescine than in the mycorrhizal seedlings supplied with spermine. All these polyamines applications did not affect root Cu and Mn contents, but enhanced leaf Mn uptake and root Ca uptake. Spermidine treatment had almost no effects on nutrient uptake and growth of the seedlings. These results suggest that dual application of G. versiforme and putrescine could be a feasible procedure for better citrus cultivation.

  13. Nanoscale “Quantum” Islands on Metal Substrates: Microscopy Studies and Electronic Structure Analyses

    Da-Jiang Liu

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Confinement of electrons can occur in metal islands or in continuous films grown heteroepitaxially upon a substrate of a different metal or on a metallic alloy. Associated quantum size effects (QSE can produce a significant height-dependence of the surface free energy for nanoscale thicknesses of up to 10–20 layers. This may suffice to induce height selection during film growth. Scanning STM analysis has revealed remarkable flat-topped or mesa-like island and film morphologies in various systems. We discuss in detail observations of QSE and associated film growth behavior for Pb/Cu(111, Ag/Fe(100, and Cu/fcc-Fe/Cu(100 [A/B or A/B/A], and for Ag/NiAl(110 with brief comments offered for Fe/Cu3Au(001 [A/BC binary alloys]. We also describe these issues for Ag/5-fold i-Al-Pd-Mn and Bi/5-fold i-Al-Cu-Fe [A/BCD ternary icosohedral quasicrystals]. Electronic structure theory analysis, either at the level of simple free electron gas models or more sophisticated Density Functional Theory calculations, can provide insight into the QSE-mediated thermodynamic driving force underlying height selection.

  14. Interaction of chemical species with biological regulation of the metabolism of essential trace elements

    Windisch, W. [Center of Life and Food Sciences, Technische Univ. Muenchen, Freising (Germany)

    2002-02-01

    Variations in the chemical speciation of dietary trace elements can result in the provision of different amounts of these micronutrients to the organism and might thus induce interactions with trace-element metabolism. The chemical species of Zn, Fe, Cu, and Mn can interact with other components of the diet even before reaching the site of absorption, e.g. by formation of poorly soluble complexes with phytic acid. This might considerably modify the amount of metabolically available trace elements; differences between absorptive capacity per se toward dietary species seems to be less important. Homeostasis usually limits the quantities of Zn, Fe, Cu, and Mn transported from the gut into the organism, and differences between dietary species are largely eliminated at this step. There is no homeostatic control of absorption of Se and I, and organisms seem to be passively exposed to influx of these micronutrients irrespective of dietary speciation. Inside the organism the trace elements are usually converted into a metabolically recognizable form, channeled into their biological functions, or submitted to homeostatically controlled excretion. Some dietary species can, however, be absorbed as intact compounds. As long as the respective quantities of trace elements are not released from their carriers, they are not recognized properly by trace element metabolism and might induce tissue accumulation, irrespective of homeostatic control. (orig.)

  15. Charge compensation and magnetic properties in Sr and Cu doped La-Fe perovskites

    de Julián Fernández C.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Orthorhombic lanthanum orthoferrites La0.8Sr0.2Fe1-yCuyO3-w (y = 0 and 0.10 have been studied using X-rays and neutron powder diffraction (XRPD and NPD, magnetization measurements and 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy. Rietveld refinements on XRPD and NPD data show that they adopt an orthorhombic ABO3 perovskite symmetry with La/Sr and Fe/Cu atoms randomly distributed on crystal A and B sites, respectively. The magnetic structure at room temperature is antiferromagnetic, with the Fe/Cu magnetic moments aligned along the a axis. Magnetization curves versus temperature show that the compounds exhibit an overall antiferromagnetic and a weak ferromagnetic behaviour in the range 5-298 K. 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy measurements indicate that Fe3+ and Fe5+ ions coexist in both compounds, and the relative percentage of Fe5+ is almost the same at 77 and 170 K, rejecting a charge disproportion mechanism.

  16. Evaluation of Trace Elements and Their Relationship with Growth and Development of Young Children.

    Cao, Jia; Gao, Zhenyan; Yan, Jin; Li, Minming; Su, Jia; Xu, Jian; Yan, Chong-Huai

    2016-06-01

    This study was conducted to assess the levels of trace elements and their relationship with growth and development of children in Shanghai, China, to offer scientific evidence for supplementing trace elements in children. A stratified, clustered, random sampling method was used in the study. Blood samples were taken from 2141 Shanghai children from 0 to 6.0 years old, and the concentrations of zinc (Zn), calcium (Ca), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), and magnesium (Mg) were measured using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Nutritional status was determined and Z-scores of anthropometric parameters, such as height for age (HFA), weight for age (WFA), and body mass index (BMI) were calculated, indicated by HAZ, WAZ, and BMIZ, respectively. The overall median blood levels of Zn, Ca, Fe, Cu, and Mg were 8.83, 79.02, 9.49, 1.04, and 15.45 mg/L, respectively. Fe, Cu, and Mg increased with age and Zn, Fe, and Cu differed by sex. HAZ and WAZ were positively correlated with Zn (r (2) = 0.072 and 0.053, respectively; P < 0.05). Trace elements were significantly related to children's growth and development. Dietary supplementation and screening of nutritional states are potential solutions to improve children's growth and development. PMID:26478473

  17. Elemental concentration analysis in the brain of young and old Wistar rats by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry

    Serpa, Renata F.B.; Jesus, Edgar F.O. de; Lopes, Ricardo T. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE). Nuclear Instrumentation Lab.]. E-mail: renata@lin.ufrj.br; Anjos, Marcelino J. dos [Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), RJ (Brazil). Physics Inst.]. E-mail: marcelin@lin.ufrj.br; Carmo, Maria G.T. do [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Nutrition Inst.; Rocha, Monica S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Dept. of Basics and Clinic Pharmacy; Moreira, Silvana [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Civil Engineering Dept.; Martinez, Ana M.B. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Dept. of Histology and Embryology

    2007-07-01

    It is well known that aging is associated with neurobehavioral deficits. The aging process of human brain is characterized by progressive neuronal loss. Furthermore, certain brain areas are more vulnerable to neuronal degeneration than others, reflecting an altered resistance to stress of the tissue itself and/or the lack of adequate immunological defense mechanisms in these regions. About the elemental levels in the brain, it is known that the excess ou deficiency of some elements are toxic for human healthy, being also related to several neurodegenerative diseases. In this way, the main goal of this work was to determine the elemental concentration in the hippocampus of young and old male (n = 10) and female (n = 10) Wistar rats by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry with synchrotron radiation (SR-TXRF). These measurements were carried out at XRF beam line at Light Synchrotron Brazilian Laboratory, Campinas, Brazil. About the results, we could observe that Al, Fe, Cu, Zn and Br levels were higher in the hippocampus of the old female rats than the young ones. On the other hand, only Cu levels were higher in the hippocampus of the old male rats than the young ones. Therefore, the aging of the hippocampus of the female rats can be characterized by an accumulate for Al, Fe, Cu, Zn and Br. The excess in these elements levels are also associated with several neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer' disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. (author)

  18. Determination of trace elements and heavy metals in sediment using x-ray fluorescence

    In this study, 30 sediment samples were taken randomly from the area of Suba south of Khartoum state. Trace elements and heavy metal were determined in sediments samples using x-ray fluoresce spectroscopy (X RF). K, Ca, Ti, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb, Rb, Sr, and Zr were determined by X RF. Standard Reference Material (SRM) from international Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA-Soil-7) has been used to achieve accuracy of X RF method. Measured values were found in agreements with certified values. The average elemental concentrations of K, Ca, Ti, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb, Rb, Sr, and Zr were 5882.7, 20703.3, 6264.3, 460.97, 26713.3, 7.7, 43.4, 18.6, 28.6, 144.8, and 173.06, respectively. Correlation between elements was performed also cluster analysis was used to check the similarly between the samples result. The result of study were compared with previous studies and the concentrations of some elements found to be similar.(Author)

  19. Magnetic and microwave properties of glass-coated amorphous ferromagnetic microwires

    2007-01-01

    Glass-coated amorphous FeCuNbSiB microwires were prepared by Taylor-Ulitovsky technique. X-ray diffractometry and scanning electron microscopy were used to investigate the microstructure and morphology of the glass-coated microwires respectively. The vibrating sample magnetometer and vector network analyzer were used to study the magnetostatic and microwave properties of glass-coated microwires. The experimental results show that the effective anisotropy of an array of 150 microwires of 10 mm in length is large than that of one microwire of 10 mm in diameter and an array of 150 microwires of 1 mm in diameter. The natural ferromagnetic resonance takes place as the microwave magnetic component is perpendicular to the microwires axis, and the electric dipole resonance takes place as the microwire is long or the short microwire concentration is moderate. The natural ferromagnetic resonance shifts to higher frequency with the larger microwire concentration. The electric dipole resonance is governed by the microwires length and concentration. The glass-coated FeCuNbSiB microwires can be used to design EMI filters and microwave absorbing materials.

  20. Isochronal annealing of electron-irradiated dilute Fe alloys modelled by an ab initio based AKMC method: Influence of solute-interstitial cluster properties

    The evolution of the microstructure of dilute Fe alloys under irradiation has been modelled using a multiscale approach based on ab initio and atomistic kinetic Monte Carlo simulations. In these simulations, both self interstitials and vacancies, isolated or in clusters, are considered. Isochronal annealing after electron irradiation experiments have been simulated in pure Fe, Fe-Cu and Fe-Mn dilute alloys, focusing on recovery stages I and II. The parameters regarding the self interstitial - solute atom interactions are based on ab initio predictions and some of these interactions have been slightly adjusted, without modifying the interaction character, on isochronal annealing experimental data. The different recovery peaks are globally well reproduced. These simulations allow interpreting the different recovery peaks as well as the effect of varying solute concentration. For some peaks, these simulations have allowed to revisit and re-interpret the experimental data. In Fe-Cu, the trapping of self interstitials by Cu atoms allows experimental results to be reproduced, although no mixed dumbbells are formed, contrary to the former interpretations. Whereas, in Fe-Mn, the favorable formation of mixed dumbbell plays an important role in the Mn effect.

  1. Alternative alkali resistant deNO{sub x} technologies

    Buus Kristensen, S.; Due-Hansen, J.; Putluru, S.S.R.; Kunov-Kruse, A.; Fehrmann, R.; Degn Jensen, A.

    2011-04-15

    The aim of the project is to identify, make and test possible alkali resistant deNO{sub x} catalysts for use in biomass, waste or fossil fuelled power plants, where the flue gas typically has a high level of potassium compounds, which rapidly de-activate the traditional V{sub 2}O{sub 5}/TiO{sub 2} catalyst. Furthermore, new technologies are investigated based on a protective coating of the catalyst elements and selective reversible absorption of NO{sub x} with ionic liquids. Several promising alternative deNO{sub x} catalyst types have been made during the project: 1) V, Fe, CU based nano-TiO{sub 2} and nano-TiO{sub 2}-SO{sub 4}{sup 2-} catalysts; 2) V/ZrO{sub 2}-SO{sub 2}- and V/ZrO{sub 2}-CeO{sub 2} catalysts; V, Fe, Cu based Zeolite catalysts; 4) V, Fe, Cu based Heteropoly acid catalysts. Several of these are promising alternatives to the state-of the art industrial reference catalyst. All catalysts prepared in the present project exhibit higher to much higher alkali resistance compared to the commercial reference. Furthermore, two catalysts, i.e. 20 wt% V{sub 2}O-3-TiO{sub 2} nano-catalyst and the 4 wt% CuO-Mordenite zeolite based catalyst have also a higher initial SCR activity compared to the commercial one before alkali poisoning. Thus, those two catalysts might be attractive for SCR deNO{sub x} purposes even under ''normal'' fuel conditions in power plants and elsewhere making them strong candidates for further development. These efforts regarding all the promising catalysts will be pursued after this project has expired through a one year Proof of Concept project granted by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. Also the severe rate of deactivation due to alkali poisons can be avoided by coating the vanadium catalyst with Mg. Overall, the protective coating of SCR catalysts developed in the project seems promising and a patent application has been filed for this technology. Finally, a completely different approach to

  2. The role of MgO content in ex situ MgB2 wires

    Kovac, P.; Hugek, I.; Meligek, T.;

    2004-01-01

    An experimental study of the effect of MgO content in the MgB2 powder used for ex situ made composite wires was carried out. Two single-core MgB2/Fe/Cu wires were made using commercial MgB2 powders from Alfa Aesar containing different fraction of MgO. Critical temperature and critical currents of...... as-deformed and heat-treated wires were measured. The differences between the wires are discussed and correlated with the MgO content. It was found that by increasing the amount of MgO, the inter-grain connectivity worsens, but well distributed and low size MgO particles improve flux pinning....

  3. Determination of traces of hetero-charged ions in nonionogenic surface-active substances by ion chromatography

    Klyuchnikova, N.V.; Denisova, L.V.; Balyatinskaya, L.N. [Belgorod Technological Inst. of Building Materials (Russian Federation)

    1995-07-01

    An ion-chromatographic method for the separation and determination of K, Na, Mg, and Al ions, the sum of heavy-metal ions (Fe, Cu, Pb, Cr, Sn), and chloride, sulfate, and orthophosphate ions present in amounts of 10{sup {minus}6} - 10{sup {minus}5}% in 1% solutions of nonionogenic surface-active substances (NSAS) is proposed. We use 10{sup {minus}3} M HCl and 3 x 10{sup {minus}3}M HNO{sub 3} solutions and a 2 x 10{sup {minus}3}M solution as eluents to determine K{sup +}, Na{sup +}, Mg{sup 2+}, Al{sup 3+} cations and ions of heavy and transition metals, respectively. The method proposed is shown to enable reliable evaluation of the purity of NSAS.

  4. Characterization of atom clusters in irradiated pressure vessel steels and model alloys

    In order to characterize the microstructural evolution of the iron solid solution under irradiation, two pressure vessel steels irradiated in service conditions and, for comparison, low copper model alloys irradiated with neutrons and electrons have been studied. The characterization has been carried out mainly thanks to small angle neutron scattering and atom probe experiments. Both techniques lead to the conclusion that clusters develop with irradiations. In Fe-Cu model alloys, copper clusters are formed containing uncertain proportions of iron. In the low copper industrial steels, the feature is more complex. Solute atoms like Ni, Mn and Si, sometimes associated with Cu, segregate as ''clouds'' more or less condensed in the iron solid solution. These silicides, or at least Si, Ni, Mn association, may facilitate the copper segregation although the initial iron matrix contains a low copper concentration. (authors). 24 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs

  5. Worn surface characteristics of Cu-based powder metallurgy bake materials for aircraft

    YAO Ping-ping; SHENG Hong-chao; XIONG Xiang; HUANG Bai-yun

    2007-01-01

    Cu-based powder metallurgy brake materials are used for aircraft widely and successfully. The characteristics of worn surface of Cu-based powder metallurgy brake materials for aircraft after working under service condition were studied, and two main wear mechanisms were discussed. The results show that the main components of worn surface are graphite, SiO2, Fe, Cu and oxide of Fe (Fe3O4 and FeO); the worn surface can be divided into three zones: severe wear zone, mild wear zone, and low wear zone; fatigue wear and grain wear are the main wear mechanisms of Cu-based materials. Some debris kept between brake discs reduce the wear rate to a certain extent by taking part in the regeneration of friction film.

  6. Progress report

    Progress Report, covering the period up to the end of 1979 year, was sent to the IAEA according to the research agreement No. 1971 /CF. This work covered the following fields: preparation and dummy irradiation experiments with a new experimental capsule of ''CHOUCA-M'' type; measurement of temperature fields and design of specimen holders; measurement of neutron energy spectrum in the irradiation place in our experimental reactor of VVR-S type (Nuclear Research Institute) using a set of activation detectors; unification and calibration of the measurement of neutron fluence with the use of Fe, Cu, Mn-Mg and Co-Al monitors; development and improvement of the measuring apparatus and technique for the dynamic testing of pre-cracked specimens with determination of dynamic parameters of fracture mechanics; preparation and manufacture of testing specimens from the Japanese steels - forging, plate and weld metal; preparation of the irradiation capsule for assembling

  7. Positron annihilation lifetime study of low temperature irradiated metals

    Kuramoto, Eiichi [Kyushu Univ., Kasuga, Fukuoka (Japan). Research Inst. for Applied Mechanics

    1997-11-01

    Positron annihilation lifetime measurements have been made for electron and neutron irradiated Fe, Fe-Cr, Fe-Cu, Fe-Si, Fe-16Cr-17Ni specimens, and isochronal annealing behaviors were obtained for these metals and alloys. It was found that vacancies start to migrate at about 200 K in Fe and form microvoids, but by the addition of small amount of alloying elements this behavior was changed depending on the alloying elements. Positron lifetime calculations were made to explain the experimental results using EAM (embedded atom method) type potential for the lattice relaxation and the atomic superposition method for the lifetime calculation. Fairly good agreements were obtained for the positron lifetime in a vacancy in Fe and other alloys. (author)

  8. Thermoluminescence induced by X-rays in silica materials with metallic impurities

    Diverse materials of silica with Fe, Cu, Mg, and Mn impurities were synthesized by the sol-gel method, using tetraethyl orthosilicate as precursor. The materials obtained were subjected to thermal treatment at 500, 700 and 1000 Centigrade also they were irradiated with X-ray generated by a X-ray diffractometer which is installed in the ININ. The thermoluminescent signal was analysed and correlated with the type of impurities that are present in the material and with the grade of crystallinity produced by the thermal treatment in them. In according to the results obtained these materials show a thermoluminescent signal which is influenced by the crystallinity grade. It was analysed the behavior of the response for different doses, with the purpose of utilizing them to quantify very intense fields of radiation. (Author)

  9. Portable EDXRF for Quality Assurance of Cosmetics

    Fábio Luiz Melquiades

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Portable Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence is a viable, cost and time effective analytical technique for qualitative and quantitative evaluation of a wide range of samples. The objective of this study is to present a methodology for quantification of nail polishes, eye shadows, lipsticks and lip gloss using thin film geometry. The samples were applied over thin films, simulating its use on face and nails. It was possible to quantify S, K, Ca, Ti, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br, Rb, Sr, Ba and Bi. The methodology is viable and could be useful to forensic science, quality control on industry of raw materials or final products and supervision by regulatory agencies.

  10. ON THE CHARACTERIZATION OF METALLIC SUPERLATTICE STRUCTURES BY X—RAY DIFFRACTION

    MINGXU; WenxueYU; 等

    1999-01-01

    To solve the problem on the microstructural characterization of metallic superlattices,taking the NiFe/Cu superlattices as example,we show that the sturctures of metallic superlattices can be characterized exactly by combining low-angle X-ray diffraction with high-angle X-ray diffraction.First,we determine exactly the total film thickness by a straightforward and precise method based on a modified Bragg law from the subsidiary maxima around the low-angle X-ray diffraction peak.Then.by combining with the simulation of high-angle X-ray diffraction.we obtain the sturctural parameters such as the superlattice period,the sublayer and buffer thickness,This characterization procedure is also applicable to other types of metallic superlattices.

  11. Measurements of double-differential α-particle production cross sections using a gridded ionization chamber. Application of 14N(d,n)15O and 15N(d,n)16O neutron sources

    Double-differential α-particle production cross sections of natural Ni,Fe,Cu and enriched 50Cr were measured using a specially designed gridded ionization chamber for 7.6 and 11.5 MeV neutrons produced by the 14N(d,n)15O (Q=5.12 MeV) and 15N(d,n)16O (Q=9.88 MeV) reactions. The 14N(d,n)15O and 15N(d,n)16O reactions proved to be useful to obtain 7 to 13 MeV neutrons for α-production studies with a 4.5 MV Dynamitron accelerator at Tohoku University. (author)

  12. Particulate matter contamination in the corneal stroma of severe eye burns in humans

    Schrage, N.F.; Reim, M.; Burchard, W.G. (Department of Ophthalmology, RWTH-Aachen (Germany))

    1990-01-01

    Corneal buttons obtained from keratoplasty were examined by energy dispersive x-ray analysis (EDXA) combined with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). This method enables to assay the mineral composition of minute parts of tissue samples identified in SEM images. Samples were cut from paraffin embedded corneae, deparaffinized in xylol, dried in aceton, critical-point desiccated, covered by evaporating with a thin layer of carbon and examined by SEM. In healthy human donor eyes, only some iron particles had been found. In the 22 patients samples high amounts of different particles were identified, materials from rubber stoppers, chromesteel, titanium pigments, talcum, barium and glass. Furthermore a lot of different metal particles containing varying amounts of Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Cr, Zn, La and Ce were detected. Some particles may be caused by the initial trauma, others by therapy. Such contaminations might have supported leucocyte and fibrocyte invasion increasing the inflammatory reaction in the burnt cornea.

  13. THEORY OF A QUODON GAS WITH APPLICATION TO PRECIPITATION KINETICS IN SOLIDS UNDER IRRADIATION

    Dubinko, Volodymyr; Shapovalov, Roman V.

    2014-06-17

    Rate theory of the radiation-induced precipitation in solids is modified with account of non-equilibrium fluctuations driven by the “gas” of lattice solitons (a.k.a. “quodons”) produced by irradiation. According to quantitative estimations, a steady-state density of the quodon gas under sufficiently intense irradiation can be comparable to the density of classical phonon gas. The modified rate theory is applied to modelling of copper precipitation in FeCu binary alloys under electron irradiation. In contrast to the classical rate theory, which disagrees strongly with experimental data on all precipitation parameters, the modified rate theory describes quite well both the evolution of precipitates and the matrix concentration of copper measured by different methods.

  14. TESTING OF CARBONACEOUS ADSORBENTS FOR REMOVAL OF POLLUTANTS FROM WATER

    RAISA NASTAS

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Testing of carbonaceous adsorbents for removal of pollutants from water. Relevant direction for improving of quality of potable water is application of active carbons at various stages of water treatments. This work includes complex research dealing with testing of a broad spectrum of carbonaceous adsorbents for removal of hydrogen sulfide and nitrite ions from water. The role of the surface functional groups of carbonaceous adsorbents, their acid-basic properties, and the influence of the type of impregnated heteroatom (N, O, or metals (Fe, Cu, Ni, on removal of hydrogen sulfide species and nitrite ions have been researched. The efficiency of the catalyst obtained from peach stones by impregnation with Cu2+ ions of oxidized active carbon was established, being recommended for practical purposes to remove the hydrogen sulfide species from the sulfurous ground waters. Comparative analysis of carbonaceous adsorbents reveals the importance of surface chemistry for oxidation of nitrite ions.

  15. Marine sediment contamination and dynamics at the mouth of a contaminated torrent: The case of the Gromolo Torrent (Sestri Levante, north-western Italy).

    Capello, M; Cutroneo, L; Consani, S; Dinelli, E; Vagge, G; Carbone, C

    2016-08-15

    In this study we have examined the currents and hydrological characteristics of the water column off the mouth of the Gromolo Torrent (north-western Italy) in relation to the grain-size, mineralogical characteristics and metal distribution in the marine sediment sampled. Our purpose was to quantify and map the contamination that was carried out to sea from the abandoned Libiola Fe-Cu sulphide mine that has heavily impacted the torrent. Our results show high concentrations of Cu and Zn, and relatively high concentrations of Cd and Ni inside the bay into which the Gromolo Torrent flows. However, high concentrations of As, Cr, Hg, Mn, Pb, and V found in the northern and/or eastern parts of the study area originated from other sources. The subdivision of study stations in terms of metal and mineral contents in the bottom sediments highlighted the clear influence of the currents on their dispersion and distribution in the area. PMID:27289290

  16. Comparison and development of new extraction procedures for 239Pu, Ca, Fe and Cu organic complexes in soil

    Two new extraction methods - the silylation of the organic constituents of soil with trimethylchlorosilane (TMCS) and triethylchlorosilane (TECS) in the presence of dimethylformamide (DMF) -have been developed for mobilization of the organic complexes of Ca, Fe, Cu and Pu which might exist in some soils. By silylation of the carboxylic, phenolic, alcoholic and perhaps the amino moieties of humic and fulvic acids (the principal organic constituents of soils) the authors have modified the solubility of the humic substances with perhaps a minimum perturbation of the humate-metal ion complexes. These new extraction procedures, which used a non-aqueous solvent, have been compared with a variety of aqueous extraction procedures (sodium hydroxide, 1 M potassium chloride and diethylene triaminepentaacetic acid solution) and found to be superior in the release of the elements from soils. (author)

  17. Studi Komposisi Mineral Tepung Batu Bukit Kamang Sebagai Bahan Baku Pakan Sumber Mineral

    Khalil

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available The study was conducted to determine mineral content of limestone originated from natural deposit of Bukit Kamang for feedstuff. Six samples were prepared and chemically analyzed. The first was limestone in meal form as a product of local milling industry. Another five samples were deposit components with different color of blackish, dark blue, blue, light blue and white. There was 21 kinds of mineral determined which were divided into 3 groups: macros (Ca, P, Mg, Na, K, Cl and S, trace minerals (Mn, Zn, Fe, Cu, Se, Co and Mo and toxic elements (As, F, Hg, Cd, Pb, Ni and Cr. The results showed that Bukit Kamang’s limestone contained considerable high essential minerals of Ca, Se, Fe and Mn. The limestone consisted of 38%-40% Ca, 388 ppm Se, 295 ppm Fe and 205 ppm Mn. There were two toxic elements detected: Pb and Cd, but their concentration was found relatively low: 28 and 7 ppm, respectively.

  18. Effects of Yamase climatic condition during the pollen mother cell developmental stage on concentrations of Cs and Sr in brown rice

    Effects of the Yamase climatic condition on the concentration of alkali metals and alkaline earth metals in brown rice were examined in relation to the soil-to-plant transfer factors of 137Cs and 90Sr. Rice plants (Oryza sativa L cv. Yumeakari) were cultivated in an artificial climate chamber, and exposed to a simulated Yamase condition for 3 or 7 d during the pollen mother cell developmental stage. In these simulated treatments, temperature and light intensity were set to 5degC lower and 50% lower than the respective control values. Fog was generated with visibility of 70±30 m. Concentrations of alkali metals, alkaline earth metals and the other minor elements in brown rice samples were analyzed. Measured Cs and Sr concentrations were found to be unaffected by the Yamase treatments, while concentrations of Fe, Cu, Zn and Mo were increased. (author)

  19. Preparation of granular magnetic thin films using R.F. magnetron sputtering system

    We have studied FeCr, CuNi, AgNi, FeCrNi, FeCuNi and FeAgNi granular magnetic thin films deposited by r.f. magnetron sputtering system in vacuum on a glass substrate. The film structure and percentage of composition was characterized by SEM (Scanning Eelectron Microscope and EDAX (Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis) whereas the magnetic properties were studied by a standard four point probe technique. The magnitude of GMR (Giant Magnetoresistance) is affected by the size and density of the magnetic entities which can be controlled by varying the composition and the process conditions. For application such as to MR heads a large ratio with a small applied field is desirable. (Author)

  20. APPLICATION OF MULTILAYER FILM CONFIGURATION TO PROTECT PHOTOMULTIPLIER AGAINST EXTERNAL STATIC MAGNETIC FIELDS

    A. G. Batische

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The effectiveness of the screening constant magnetic field is multi-layered film screens system of NiFe/Cu, formed on the cylindrical housing of photomultiplier tubes, and compared with screen-based steel material – brand 80NHS permalloy. It is shown that the most effective is the screen on the basis of the multilayered film screens, which provide shielding effectiveness value 8–10 in magnetic fields with induction of 0,1–1 mT, and 80–100 – in magnetic fields with induction of 2–4 mT , which is 4–5 times higher than for the screen of the material 80NHS.

  1. Contribution to the Study of Fast Neutron Non-Multiplying Assemblies by the Pulsed Neutron Technique

    Pulsed neutrons experiments have been performed on non-multiplying and poorly moderating materials (Fe, Cu, C). The energy of the source neutrons was chosen to be 1400, 1100, 890 and 670 keV. The time variations of the leakage flux have been measured for different locations of the detector. The former was shown to be strongly dependent on the latter. A systematic study of these experiments has been done by the Monte Carlo method using a semi-continuous energy model. The results given by this method are in good agreement with the experimental results and, moreover, the Monte Carlo method is a very useful tool to study the energetic degradation of the primary neutrons. The propagation of the incident neutrons in such assemblies has also been studied by the time-dependent P1 approximation. This method gives analytical results which are also in good agreement with the experimental results. (author)

  2. Corrosion and Galvanic behavior of Copper, Carbon steeland Zinc Couples in (3.5 %wt Nacl Solution

    Qasim M. Abbas

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The galvanic corrosion of the (Cu - Fe, (Cu - Zn and (Fe - Zn couples have been investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution, 40ºC, different velocities (Re = 5000, 10000 and 15000 and different area ratio’s of cathode to anode (AR= 0.5,1 and 2, by using commercial metal pipe (cylindrical tube.The Zero Resistance Ammeter has been used to measure the galvanic current (Ig and galvanic potential (Eg with time. The galvanic current density increases with increasing velocity (Re and the area ratio (AR. The galvanic potential (Eg is shifted to less negative with increasing velocity (Re and the area ratio (AR. A statistical relations for the galvanic current density and galvanic potential as a function of (Re. and the area ratio had been created depending on Quasi-Newton method. There is good agreement between experimental and predicted results.

  3. Radioactivity production around the surface of a cooling water pipe in a D-T fusion reactor by sequential charged particle reactions

    Around the surface of a cooling pipe in a D-T fusion reactor, it is expected that the radioactivity production via what is known as 'Sequential Charged Particle Reaction (SCPR)' would be enhanced by recoiled proton from hydrogen in cooling water. In order to simulate the circumstances, several sheets of foil with a thickness of 50-250 μm were laminated on a polyethylene board for six fusion materials (Fe, Cu, V, Ti, W, Pb). The laminated samples were irradiated with intense D-T neutrons at the fusion neutronics source facility in JAERI. After irradiation, the decay gamma rays emitted from the sequential reaction products (56Co, 65Zn, 51Cr, 48V, 184Re, 206Bi) were measured and the effective cross-sections for producing those were obtained at several positions. The present results indicated that the sequential reaction rate increases prominently as the location becomes closer to hydrogen compounds

  4. A rapid system of cane leaf analysis using x-ray spectrometry and infra-red reflectance

    An evaluation of a non-destructive technique for the determination of the elements P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn in cane leaves using a Philips PW 1410/20 X-ray fluorescence spectrometer is described. Regression analyses indicated that nutrient values determined by the X-ray method correlated well with values obtained by the chemical method (all r values greater than 0,90). Furthermore, reproducibility was acceptable with coefficients of variation ranging from 3 to 10%. Together with the infra-red reflectance analyser to determine nitrogen in cane leaves, the x-ray method provides a rapid integrated system of analysis which has replaced time consuming chemical methods. The new system will be capable of handling likely increases in the demand for leaf analysis in the foreseeable future

  5. Physicochemical characterization of cactus pads from Opuntia dillenii and Opuntia ficus indica.

    Méndez, Lorena Pérez; Flores, Fidel Tejera; Martín, Jacinto Darias; Rodríguez Rodríguez, Elena M; Díaz Romero, Carlos

    2015-12-01

    Physicochemical characteristics (weight, length, width, thickness, moisture, Brix degree, total fiber, protein, ash, pH, acidity, ascorbic acid, total phenolic compounds, P, Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn and Cr) were determined in cactus pads from Opuntia dillenii and Opuntia ficus indica. The physicochemical characteristics of both species were clearly different. There were important differences between the orange and green fruit pulp of O. ficus indica; the cactus pads of O. dillenii could be differentiated according to the region (North and South). Consumption of cactus pads contributes to the intake of dietary fiber, total phenolic compounds, K, Mg, Mn and Cr. Applying factor and/or discriminant analysis, the cactus pad samples were clearly differentiated according to the species, the fruit pulp color and production region. PMID:26041209

  6. Ion-beam-induced magnetic and structural phase transformation of Ni-stabilized face-centered-cubic Fe films on Cu(100)

    Gloss, Jonas [Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, 1040 Vienna (Austria); Institute of Physical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2, 616 69 Brno (Czech Republic); Shah Zaman, Sameena [Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, 1040 Vienna (Austria); Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Park Road, 44000 Islamabad (Pakistan); Jonner, Jakub; Novotny, Zbynek; Schmid, Michael [Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, 1040 Vienna (Austria); Varga, Peter [Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, 1040 Vienna (Austria); CEITEC BUT, Brno University of Technology, Technická 10, 616 00 Brno (Czech Republic); Urbánek, Michal [Institute of Physical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2, 616 69 Brno (Czech Republic); CEITEC BUT, Brno University of Technology, Technická 10, 616 00 Brno (Czech Republic)

    2013-12-23

    Metastable face-centered cubic (fcc) Fe/Cu(100) thin films are good candidates for ion-beam magnetic patterning due to their magnetic transformation upon ion-beam irradiation. However, pure fcc Fe films undergo spontaneous transformation when their thickness exceeds 10 ML. This limit can be extended to approximately 22 ML by deposition of Fe at increased CO background pressures. We show that much thicker films can be grown by alloying with Ni for stabilizing the fcc γ phase. The amount of Ni necessary to stabilize nonmagnetic, transformable fcc Fe films in dependence on the residual background pressure during the deposition is determined and a phase diagram revealing the transformable region is presented.

  7. Degradation of some typical pharmaceuticals and personal care products with copper-plating iron doped Cu2O under visible light irradiation

    Jing An; Qixing Zhou

    2012-01-01

    A mixture of five commonly used pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) was degraded using a new combined catalyst under visible light irradiation.Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the combined catalyst was composed of copper-plating iron doped Cu2O (FeCu/Cu2O).Compared with the Fe/C inner micro-circuit,the electric currents flowing between Cu and Fe increase the speed of anodic Fe dissolution.Moreover,due to the photochemical properties,Cu2O can accelerate the PPCPs degradation processes under the irradiation of visible light.In addition,shaking increased the dissolved oxygen concentration in the solution,which not only preconditioned the photo-catalysis reaction,but also set the stage for Fe reduction.Aocording to the experimental results,we propose the possible reaction mechanism of the reaction.

  8. Current-induced domain wall motion and magnetization dynamics in CoFeB/Cu/Co nanostripes

    Current-induced domain wall motion and magnetization dynamics in the CoFeB layer of CoFeB/Cu/Co nanostripes were studied using photoemission electron microscopy combined with x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD-PEEM). Quasi-static measurements show that current-induced domain wall motion in the CoFeB layer is similar to the one observed in the NiFe layer of NiFe/Cu/Co trilayers, although the threshold current densities for domain wall depinning are lower. Time-resolved XMCD-PEEM measurements are used as an efficient probe of domain wall depinning statistics. They also reveal that, during the application of current pulses, the CoFeB magnetization rotates in the direction transverse to the nanostripe. The corresponding tilt angles have been quantified and compared to analytical and micromagnetic calculations, highlighting the influence of magnetostatic interactions between the two magnetic layers on the magnetization rotation. (paper)

  9. Assignment of Soret MLCT band of reduced form of copper binuclear cluster in cytochrome c oxidase film

    2003-01-01

    Low concentration of dithionite results in the reduction of Cu-Cu binuclear and heme a active sites of the cytochrome c oxidase thin solid film immersed in the acidic phosphate buffer, but Fe-Cu binuclear center keeps in the oxidation state. It manifests as a negative peak at 426 nm and a positive one at ~408 nm in the difference spectra induced by dithionite. The former implies decrease of the oxidized form of heme a center, that is, Fea3+→Fea2+. And the latter results from the contribution of metal-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) transition in the reduced binuclear Cu-Cu cluster, rather than from that of heme a center. This stronger Soret MLCT band must be helpful to overcoming the difficulty in distinguishing the weaker copper sign from the stronger one of iron when studying copper-iron protein.

  10. Studies on the distribution of trace and major elements in a tropical fresh water ecosystem

    This study presents the results of characterization of some environmental components of aquatic ecosystem in Kadra reservoir. Concentration of eight trace and major elements in water, sediment and some commonly available fish species in the reservoir were estimated using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The concentration (mg/kg dry wt.) in the sediment was found to be Na: 100-843, K: 1267-9370, Ca: 85-1597, Mg: 2101-5511, Mn: 695- 3380, Fe: 40398-99086, Cu: 33-99 and Zn: 43-129 respectively. The elemental concentration in water is almost same in all the locations. Among all the elements studied in this experiment, maximum Kd of sediment/water system was observed in Fe and Mn. Maximum water-to-fish TF of Fe, Cu and Zn was observed in Horabagrus sps. (1.5, 0.13, 1.6) respectively and Mn was observed in Periopthalmus sps. (2.7). (author)

  11. Kinetic study of the annealing reactions in Cu-Ni-Fe alloys; Estudio cinetico de las reacciones de recocido en aleaciones de Cu-Ni-Fe

    Donoso, E.

    2014-07-01

    The thermal aging of a Cu-45Ni-4Fe, Cu-34Ni-11Fe and Cu-33Ni-22Fe alloys tempered from 1173 K have been studied from Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and microhardness measurements. The analysis of DSC curves, from room temperature to 950 K, shows the presence of one exothermic reaction associated to the formation of FeNi{sub 3} phase nucleating from a modulate structure, and one endothermic peak attributed to dissolution of this phase. Kinetic parameters were obtained using the usual Avrami-Erofeev equation, modified Kissinger method and integrated kinetic functions. Microhardness measurements confirmed the formation and dissolution of the FeNi{sub 3} phase. (Author)

  12. Ion beam analysis of ground coffee and roasted coffee beans

    The way that coffee is prepared (using roasted ground coffee or roasted coffee beans) may influence the quality of beverage. Therefore, the aim of this work is to use ion beam techniques to perform a full elemental analysis of packed roasted ground coffee and packed roasted coffee beans, as well as green coffee beans. The samples were analyzed by PIXE (particle-induced X-ray emission). Light elements were measured through RBS (Rutherford backscattering spectrometry) experiments. Micro-PIXE experiments were carried out in order to check the elemental distribution in the roasted and green coffee beans. In general, the elements found in ground coffee were Mg, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Rb and Sr. A comparison between ground coffee and grinded roasted beans shows significant differences for several elements. Elemental maps reveal that P and K are correlated and practically homogeneously distributed over the beans

  13. A study of accumulation of trace metals in coffee plants grown on ultisols fertilized with rock phosphates by energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) technique

    Trace elements in soil and leaves of coffee plants have been analysed by a non-destructive Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) technique to study their accumulation due to repeated rock phosphate fertilization. Analysis of standard reference materials of soil and leaves through EDXRF yielded values within 5% error of the certified values. This method was therefore used to determine the trace metals (Fe, Cu, Zn, Rb, Sr, Nb, Zr and Y) concentrations of soils, rock phosphates and leaves of coffee grown in experimental ultisols. Results indicate that rock phosphate fertilization over a period of 10 years did not contribute significantly to high trace metal concentration in plants. (author). 6 refs., 5 tabs., 5 figs

  14. High-resolution analytical imaging and electron holography of magnetite particles in amyloid cores of Alzheimer’s disease

    Plascencia-Villa, Germán; Ponce, Arturo; Collingwood, Joanna F.; Arellano-Jiménez, M. Josefina; Zhu, Xiongwei; Rogers, Jack T.; Betancourt, Israel; José-Yacamán, Miguel; Perry, George

    2016-04-01

    Abnormal accumulation of brain metals is a key feature of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Formation of amyloid-β plaque cores (APC) is related to interactions with biometals, especially Fe, Cu and Zn, but their particular structural associations and roles remain unclear. Using an integrative set of advanced transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques, including spherical aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (Cs-STEM), nano-beam electron diffraction, electron holography and analytical spectroscopy techniques (EDX and EELS), we demonstrate that Fe in APC is present as iron oxide (Fe3O4) magnetite nanoparticles. Here we show that Fe was accumulated primarily as nanostructured particles within APC, whereas Cu and Zn were distributed through the amyloid fibers. Remarkably, these highly organized crystalline magnetite nanostructures directly bound into fibrillar Aβ showed characteristic superparamagnetic responses with saturated magnetization with circular contours, as observed for the first time by off-axis electron holography of nanometer scale particles.

  15. Multielemental analysis of samples from patients with dermatological pathologies using synchrotron radiation

    Using synchrotron radiation total X-ray fluorescence (SRTXRF) technique, the concentrations of trace elements were measured in four skin lesions: seborrheic keratosis, fibroepithelial polyp, cherry angioma and dermatosis papulosa nigra. The concentrations of P, S, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn and Rb were evaluated in 62 pairs of lesions and healthy samples, each one having been collected from the same patient. The results revealed significant differences of P, Ca, K, Fe and Cu levels as well as a common trend in their variations between lesion and control samples among the skin diseases. This study revealed a powerful tool that can be useful for skin disorders research. The measurements were conducted at Brazilian National Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS). - Highlights: • Concentrations of trace elements were measured and compared in four skin lesions. • The results revealed significant differences of P, Ca, K, Fe and Cu levels. • This study revealed a powerful tool that can be useful for skin disorders research

  16. Mineral Quantification.

    2016-01-01

    Optimal intakes of elements, such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, copper, zinc and iodine, can reduce individual risk factors including those related to cardiovascular diseases among humans and animals. In order to meet the need for vitamins, major minerals, trace minerals, fatty acids and amino acids, it is necessary to include a full spectrum programme that can deliver all of the nutrients in the right ratio. Minerals are required for normal growth, activities of muscles, skeletal development (such as calcium), cellular activity, oxygen transport (copper and iron), chemical reactions in the body, intestinal absorption (magnesium), fluid balance and nerve transmission (sodium and potassium), as well as the regulation of the acid base balance (phosphorus). The chapter discusses the chemical and instrumentation techniques used for estimation of minerals such as N, P, Ca, Mg, K, Na, Fe, Cu, Zn, B and Mb. PMID:26939263

  17. Inductively Coupled Plasma: Fundamental Particle Investigations with Laser Ablation and Applications in Magnetic Sector Mass Spectrometry

    Saetveit, Nathan Joe [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2008-01-01

    Particle size effects and elemental fractionation in laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) are investigated with nanosecond and femtosecond laser ablation, differential mobility analysis, and magnetic sector ICP-MS. Laser pulse width was found to have a significant influence on the LA particle size distribution and the elemental composition of the aerosol and thus fractionation. Emission from individual particles from solution nebulization, glass, and a pressed powder pellet are observed with high speed digital photography. The presence of intact particles in an ICP is shown to be a likely source of fractionation. A technique for the online detection of stimulated elemental release from neural tissue using magnetic sector ICP-MS is described. Detection limits of 1 μg L-1 or better were found for P, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Zn in a 60 μL injection in a physiological saline matrix.

  18. Application of the total reflection X-ray fluorescence method to the elemental analysis of brain tumors of different types and grades of malignancy

    Lankosz, M.W., E-mail: Marek.Lankosz@fis.agh.edu.pl [Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow (Poland); Grzelak, M.; Ostachowicz, B.; Wandzilak, A.; Szczerbowska-Boruchowska, M.; Wrobel, P. [Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow (Poland); Radwanska, E.; Adamek, D. [Department of Neuropathology, Chair of Pathomorphology, Faculty of Medicine. Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland)

    2014-11-01

    The process of carcinogenesis may influence normal biochemical reactions leading to alterations in the elemental composition of the tissue. Total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis (TXRF) was applied to the elemental analysis of different brain tumors. The following elements were present in all the neoplastic tissues analyzed: K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn and Rb. The results of the analysis showed that the elemental composition of a relatively small fragment of tissue represents satisfactorily the biochemical “signature” of a cancer. On the basis of the element concentrations determined, it was possible to differentiate between some types of brain tumors. - Highlights: • Elemental composition represents the biochemical signature of brain cancer. • The element levels differentiate some types of brain tumors. • TXRF spectrometry is a useful tool for elemental trace analysis of brain cancer.

  19. Redox balance and blood elemental levels in atherosclerosis

    Napoleao, P. [Centro de Biologia Ambiental and Departamento de Biologia Animal, Faculdade de Ciencias de Lisboa, C2, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisbon (Portugal) and Laboratorio de Feixes de Ioes, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, E.N. no 10, 2685-953 Sacavem (Portugal)]. E-mail: pnapoleao@itn.pt; Lopes, P.A. [Centro de Biologia Ambiental and Departamento de Biologia Animal, Faculdade de Ciencias de Lisboa, C2, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisbon (Portugal); Santos, M. [Centro de Quimica e Bioquimica and Departamento de Quimica e Bioquimica, Faculdade de Ciencias de Lisboa, 1749-016 Lisbon (Portugal); Steghens, J.-P. [Federation de Biochimie, Hopital Edouard Herriot, 3 Place d' Arsonval, 69437 03 Lyon (France); Viegas-Crespo, A.M. [Centro de Biologia Ambiental and Departamento de Biologia Animal, Faculdade de Ciencias de Lisboa, C2, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisbon (Portugal); Pinheiro, T. [Laboratorio de Feixes de Ioes, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, E.N. no 10, 2685-953 Sacavem (Portugal); Centro de Fisica Nuclear, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Prof. Egas Moniz, 1700 Lisbon (Portugal)

    2006-08-15

    Oxidation of lipids and proteins represents a causative event for atherogenesis, which can be opposed by antioxidant activity. Elements, such as, Fe, Cu, Zn and Se can be involved in both mechanisms. Thus, evaluation of blood elemental levels, easily detected by PIXE, and of redox parameters may be useful in assessing the risk of atherosclerosis. A group of stable patients suffering from atherosclerosis, was matched with a cohort of normo-tensive and -lipidemic volunteers. Although no major discrepancies were observed for trace elemental levels in blood, increased concentrations of K and Ca were found in atherosclerotic group. Patients presented enhance levels of antioxidant ({alpha}-tocopherol) and decreased of protein oxidation (protein carbonyls), while for the lipid oxidation marker (malondialdehyde) no variation was observed. This study contributes to a better understanding of atherosclerosis development and its relationship with blood elemental levels, and set basis for further clinical trials with pathological groups in acute phase.

  20. Multielement analysis by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry for the certification of lichen research material

    Total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry was applied for the certification of IAEA lichen-336. The elements Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Rb, Sr and Pb were determined simultaneously. The concentrations range from 1.8 mg/kg for Rb to 2360 mg/kg for Ca. The results were compared with those of other methods and laboratories having participated in this certification for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): emission spectrometry, mass spectrometry, atomic absorption spectrometry, X-ray spectrometry, neutron activation analysis and voltammetry. The results determined by TXRF are in good agreement with the overall means of accepted values and differ from the means by 1 to 10%. (orig.). With 2 figs., 1 tab

  1. Assessment of pollution level using Mytilus galloprovincialis as a bioindicator species: The case of the Gulf of Trieste.

    Kristan, Urška; Kanduč, Tjaša; Osterc, Andrej; Šlejkovec, Zdenka; Ramšak, Andreja; Stibilj, Vekoslava

    2014-12-15

    A multidisciplinary approach was used to estimate the pollution level of the marine environment in the North Eastern Adriatic by measurement of the isotopic composition of carbon and nitrogen (δ(13)C, δ(15)N), metal/metalloids analyses (Fe, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Cd and Pb, including As speciation) in the Mytilus galloprovincialis, as well by using metallothioneins (MT) concentrations, micronuclei (MN) in gill cells and biological parameters (condition index and gonadosomatic index). Concentrations of MT were in the range from 44 to 175 μg g(-1) wet matter tissue and were higher at the end of the winter season. The frequency of MN did not indicate an elevated level. Sewage sludge pollution was not confirmed. Elevated As concentrations in mussel are related to salinity and low nutrients concentrations and not to pollution. Elevated concentrations of Cu, Zn and Pb were found in the Bay of Koper in comparison with the Bays of Strunjan and Piran. PMID:25444628

  2. Direct observations of hydrothermal waters on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean (Galapagos active zone and Hess depession)

    Gordeev, V.V.; Demina, L.L.

    1979-06-01

    Direct geochemical evidences of hydrothermal alteration of oceanic waters above active oceanic ridges were obtained. In axial part of Galapagos fault and in Hess depression the near-bottom waters having unusually high contents of Fe, Mn, Cu, and Zn in suspension and lowered contents of Fe, Cu, Zn, and Ni in solution (Mn was not detected in solution) were revealed. This is probably due to capture of dissolved metal by amorphous hydroxides of Fe and Mn. The length of the anomalous zone along meridional profile through the Carnegie ridge is near 100 km and its thickness above the bottom reachs 1000 m. Within Hess depression, where waters are more isolated, the alteration in metal concentrations in suspension and solution are detected at the distance 2000 to 5000 m from the bottom.

  3. SMARTer for magnetic structure studies

    E G R Putra; A Ikram; J Kohlbrecher

    2008-11-01

    SMARTer, a 36-meter small angle neutron scattering (SANS) spectrometer was installed at the Neutron Scattering Laboratory (NSL), National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia – BATAN in Serpong, Indonesia and has performed the experiment for studying the magnetic structures of Cu(NiFe), CuCo and FeSiBNbCu metal alloys. The experiments were conducted at room temperature and up to 1 T (10 kOe) of external magnetic field. At zero fields, isotropic scattering identified as nuclear scattering is dominant. When a magnetic field is applied in a horizontal direction perpendicular to the neutron beam, the response of the magnetic scattering permits extraction of the field-induced re-arrangement of the magnetic moment. With increasing field the distortion is more pronounced and the magnetic scattering dominates the intensity and affects the peak position. Radial and angular averaging from experimental data are given to show the details of magnetic structures.

  4. Experimental investigation of the Landau-Pomeranchuk-Migdal effect in low-Z targets

    Andersen, K K; Esberg, J; Knudsen, H; Mikkelsen, R E; Uggerhøj, U I; Wistisen, T N; Sona, P; Mangiarotti, A; Ketel, T J

    2013-01-01

    In the CERN NA63 collaboration we have addressed the question of the potential inadequacy of the commonly used Migdal formulation of the Landau-Pomeranchuk-Migdal (LPM) effect by measuring the photon emission by 20 and 178 GeV electrons in the range 100 MeV - 4 GeV, in targets of LowDensityPolyEthylene (LDPE), C, Al, Ti, Fe, Cu, Mo and, as a reference target, Ta. For each target and energy, a comparison between simulated values based on the LPM suppression of incoherent bremsstrahlung is shown, taking multi-photon effects into account. For these targets and energies, we find that Migdal's theoretical formulation is adequate to a precision of better than about 5%, irrespective of the target substance.

  5. Ion-beam-induced magnetic and structural phase transformation of Ni-stabilized face-centered-cubic Fe films on Cu(100)

    Metastable face-centered cubic (fcc) Fe/Cu(100) thin films are good candidates for ion-beam magnetic patterning due to their magnetic transformation upon ion-beam irradiation. However, pure fcc Fe films undergo spontaneous transformation when their thickness exceeds 10 ML. This limit can be extended to approximately 22 ML by deposition of Fe at increased CO background pressures. We show that much thicker films can be grown by alloying with Ni for stabilizing the fcc γ phase. The amount of Ni necessary to stabilize nonmagnetic, transformable fcc Fe films in dependence on the residual background pressure during the deposition is determined and a phase diagram revealing the transformable region is presented

  6. Reaction cross sections for protons in the energy range 220-570 MeV

    Renberg, P U; Measday, D F; Pepin, M; Serre, Claude; Schwaller, P

    1972-01-01

    Proton reaction cross sections have been measured for targets of natural isotopic abundance of the following elements and compounds: He, Be, C, Al, Fe, Cu, Ge, Sn, Pb, H/sub 2/O, B/sub 4/C and NaI. Data for proton energies between 220 and 570 MeV have been obtained with two types of transmission-counter assembly. The total errors are of the order of +or-3%. A slight increase of the reaction cross sections with energy is observed for most of the elements studied. The results interpreted in terms of the semi-classical theory of reaction cross section as function of energy clearly demonstrate the onset of pion- production above 250 MeV. (32 refs).

  7. Investigation of magnetism in Fe and Cu ion implanted indium oxide films

    Diluted magnetic semiconductor based on indium oxide has been prepared by transition metal ion implantation. Fe and Cu ions have been implanted into pulsed laser deposition prepared pure In2O3 films by metal vapor vacuum arc source with doses from 5 × 1015 cm−2 to 1 × 1017 cm−2, respectively. The implanted samples are annealed in the air subsequently. The structure of In2O3 films is characterized by X-ray diffraction. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements are applied to confirm the electronic state of the implanted ions. Superconducting quantum interference device measurements at room temperature disclose that the diamagnetic In2O3 films turned to be ferromagnetic after Fe and Cu ion implantation. The correlation between ferromagnetism and implantation conditions is tested. The ferromagnetism is attributed to the bound magnetic polarons formed by Fe, Cu ion implantation

  8. Trace element analysis in ants collected in Japan, Finland and Sweden

    Particle induced x-ray emission has been used to determine the concentration of trace elements in ants (Formicidae). Scanning PIXE analysis was also used to determine the distribution of these elements. Samples of ants were collected from gardens, buildings or from the roadway in Japan. Finland and Sweden. The only pre-treatments were dusting and washing. In each run of experiments we used only one individual ant and have obtained the analytical results of a reasonable accuracy. We have detected chemical minor elements, i.e., Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Rb, Br and Sr. The PIXE, and scanning PIXE method proved to be useful and sensitive enough to measure trace elements in such small insects as ants. (author)

  9. Application of the total reflection X-ray fluorescence method to the elemental analysis of brain tumors of different types and grades of malignancy

    The process of carcinogenesis may influence normal biochemical reactions leading to alterations in the elemental composition of the tissue. Total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis (TXRF) was applied to the elemental analysis of different brain tumors. The following elements were present in all the neoplastic tissues analyzed: K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn and Rb. The results of the analysis showed that the elemental composition of a relatively small fragment of tissue represents satisfactorily the biochemical “signature” of a cancer. On the basis of the element concentrations determined, it was possible to differentiate between some types of brain tumors. - Highlights: • Elemental composition represents the biochemical signature of brain cancer. • The element levels differentiate some types of brain tumors. • TXRF spectrometry is a useful tool for elemental trace analysis of brain cancer

  10. Fly Ash Disposal in Ash Ponds: A Threat to Ground Water Contamination

    Singh, R. K.; Gupta, N. C.; Guha, B. K.

    2016-07-01

    Ground water contamination due to deposition of fly ash in ash ponds was assessed by simulating the disposal site conditions using batch leaching test with fly ash samples from three thermal power plants. The periodic analysis of leachates was performed for selected elements, Fe, Cu, Ni, Cr, Pb and Cd in three different extraction solutions to determine the maximum amount that can be leached from fly ash. It was observed that at low pH value, maximum metals are released from the surface of the ash into leachate. The average concentration of these elements found in ground water samples from the nearby area of ash ponds shows that almost all the metals except `Cr' are crossing the prescribed limits of drinking water. The concentration of these elements at this level can endanger public health and environment.

  11. Implementation of X-ray fluorescence microscopy for investigation of elemental abnormalities in central nervous system tissue

    The microbeam synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence technique (micro-SRXRF) was applied to topographic and quantitative elemental analysis of human spinal cord tissue sections. The feasibility of this technique for the determination of elemental abnormalities caused by neurodegenerative disorder, i.e. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), was verified. The applied measurement conditions allowed detecting: P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn and Br in thin tissue slices. Two-dimensional maps of the elemental distribution were recorded. Quantitative differences in elemental concentration between gray matter, nerve cells and white matter were observed for all analyzed cases. For the motor neuron bodies higher accumulation of S, Cl, K, Fe, Zn and Br was noticed. The results showed significant differences of elemental accumulation between the analyzed ALS cases. Moreover, the feasibility of using tissue sections fixed and embedded in paraffin for micro-SRXRF analysis was tested. These studies were performed on the samples of rat brain

  12. Assessment of metal element concentrations in mussel (M. Galloprovincialis) in Eastern Black Sea, Turkey

    The main goal of this work is to determine the effects of pollution of copper, lead and zinc mines on the Eastern Black Sea. Metal and heavy metal concentrations in the Eastern Black Sea mussels were measured using Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) and Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (FAAS). The analytical results showed that the tissue of mussel in Eastern Black Sea contains K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, and Sr elements, and the shell of mussel contains Ca, Cu, Sr, and Ba elements. Due to the detection limit of EDXRF, the mussels were analyzed with FAAS for Cr, Mn, Ni, Cd and Pb elements. An ANOVA and Pearson correlation analyses were performed. The results showed although that the mean concentrations of Cu and Zn for the tissue of the mussels were markedly above the permissible levels of the Turkish regulations, Zn concentration is in the limits of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

  13. Corrosion of LY12 aluminum alloy in sodium chloride solution

    程英亮; 张昭; 曹发和; 李劲风; 张鉴清; 王建明; 曹楚南

    2003-01-01

    The corrosion behavior of LY12 alloy in sodium chloride solution and its electrochemical noise were reported. The development of the micro-pits on the alloy surface was monitored by scanning electron microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, and electrochemical noise method. All the measurements show that the corrosion of LY12 alloy can be divided into two stages: a very reactive initial stage and a relative constant stable stage. The initial stage is corresponded to the adsorption of Cl ions and its reaction with the oxide film and the dissolution of Mg containing particles. The stable stage is corresponded to the development of the micro-pits by the galvanic attack formed by Al-Fe-Cu-Mn containing particles and the matrix. The initial stage lasts about 2-3 h while the stable stage dominates the whole corrosion process.

  14. Metals determination in coffee sample by total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis (TXRF)

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the inorganic concentration in five brands of coffee, three of them nationally marketed and the others of an exportation kind. The samples were prepared by infusion with deionized water. To carry out the calibration, standard solutions were prepared with different concentrations of Al, Si, K, Ca, Ti, Cr, Fe, Ni, Zn and Se. The measurements were carried out using a white beam of synchrotron radiation for excitation and a Si (Li) semiconductor detector for detection. By employing Synchrotron Radiation Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis (SR-TXRF) it was possible to evaluate the concentrations of P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Rb and Ba. The detection limits for 300 s counting time were in the range of 0.03 (Ca) to 30 ng.g-1 (Rb), respectively. (author)

  15. TEX-2 - experimental reports 1996

    In 1996 the FRG-1 has been operated during 262 days. Hence, numerous investigations on about 26 different projects were carried out at TEX-2. This report gives a short description of these projects. Beam time was given at about 50% for geological projects and about 50% for materials science projects. The different samples measured at TEX-2 represent a broad spectrum: Magnetite, hematite, gypsum, calcite, halite, galena, YBaCuO-superconductures, niobium, copper, titanium aluminides, intermetallic NiAl, composites (Fe-Cu, Al-Mg, Al-Nb, Cu-Mg, Ag-Ni) and zircaloy. Instrumental improvements were carried out at the loading device, at special sample holders and at the slit system. (orig.)

  16. Determination of trace elements in plasma protein by SRXRF

    An analytical method for the relative concentration of trace elements in plasma protein by gel chromatography combined with SRXRF (Synchrotron Radiation X-ray Fluorescence) was developed. The relative concentration of trace elements was obtained using the normalized Compton scattering intensity of protein in X-ray spectra as a function of protein mass. The male Kunming mice were treated with and without cisplatin. The relative change of elements (Pt, S, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Se, Br and Sr) contents in the fraction of the plasma proteins (>22 KD) of the mice were obtained. The determination prove that the element Pt in plasma is bound with macro-molecular protein, and that Cu and S are increased while Zn is decrease in the fraction of the protein in mice treated with cisplatin

  17. X-Ray Fluorescence to Determine Zn in Bolivian Children using Hair Samples

    As a first step in the evaluation of nutritional levels in Bolivian children (8–13 years-old), we carried out X-Ray Fluorescence measurements in hair samples of children belonging to different social classes and living either in rural areas or in cities. The aim of this study is to contribute to health policies tending to improve the global health of children and consequently avoid malnutrition. Our method intends to have maximum reliability and at the same time be as simple as possible from an experimental point of view. Additionally, we use this method to determine some other elements such as Fe, Cu, Pb, As and Hg, the latter three considered as contaminants that could be present in children living in areas which neighbor mines and industries. This work will be complemented by some biological and medical tests

  18. Analysis of an ancient bronze statue by external beam pixe

    A quantitative analysis of an ancient Buddha statue was performed by external beam Proton Induced X-ray Emission for the purpose of identifying its originality. It is shown how the PIXE method can be applied for archeological study. The elemental composition of the statue is compared with that of several samples with definite ages. The experiment was performed by extracting 2.4 MeV proton beam through a 2 mm diameter collimator and 7.6 μm kapton foil to the He atmosphere. X-rays were measured by a Si(Li) detector. The analysed elements were Fe, Cu, Ag, Au and Hg for gold coating and Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Ag, Sn, Au, Pb and Bi for bronze body. (author) 11 refs.; 4 figs.; 2 tabs

  19. Quantitative determination of wear metals in engine oils using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: A comparison between liquid jets and static liquids

    A comparison of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) sensitivity in laminar liquid jets and at the surface of a static liquid has been performed. Limits of detection (LODs) have been estimated for Na, Mg, Al, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Ni, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mo, Ag, Cd, and Ba under similar conditions using both experimental arrangements. LODs in liquid jets are found to be four times lower on average compared to measurements at static surfaces. Data acquisition rates in jet experiments are also generally higher than for static liquids due to reduced problems with splashing effects. The use of LIBS in jets has also been investigated for quantitative analysis of used lubricants. A number of contaminants have been measured in a set of used engine oils and the results compared to analysis via ICP-AES, where a good correlation is obtained

  20. Lixiviación de potasio y contenidos nutrimentales en suelo y alfalfa en respuesta a dosis de vinaza Potassium leaching and nutrient content in soil and alfalfa's response to a dose of vinasse

    Patricia Flores Rodríguez

    Full Text Available Bajo condiciones de invernadero y con base a la concentración de potasio (K+ en la caracterización química de la vinaza, se evaluó el efecto de diferentes dosis (0, 250 y 500 kg ha-1 de K+ sobre el suelo, en columnas de cloruro de polivinilo (PVC, empleando lisímetros de succión a dos profundidades (23 y 46 cm y muestras al final de la columna (75 cm. En lixiviados se evaluó la concentración de K, el efecto sobre pH y conductividad eléctrica (CE, como cultivo indicador se uso alfalfa (Medicago sativa, efectuándose dos cortes, en un periodo de 120 días y una aplicación de vinaza al inicio del experimento y otra después del primer corte. En muestras de plantas las variables fueron materia seca, N T, B, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, P, Zn y NO3 en suelo se consideró CE, pH, NH4, NO3, P, K, Na, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn Mn y MO (materia orgánica. En el análisis estadístico la dosis 500 kg ha-1 de K tuvo efecto sobre la fertilidad del suelo, registrando un incremento en: MO, NH4, P, Ca, Na, Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn y K. La CE y K el mayor efecto (pUnder greenhouse conditions and based on the concentration of potassium (K+ in the chemical characterization of Vinasse, the effect of different doses (0. 250 y 500 kg ha-1 de K+ was evaluated in the soil, in columns of polyvinyl chloride (PVC, using suction lysimeters at two depths (23 and 46 cm and samples at the end of the column (75 cm. In Leaching, the K concentration, the effect on pH and the electric conductivity (CE was evaluated; as the crop indicator, alfalfa was used (Medicago sativa, making 2 cuts in a period of 120 days and applying vinasse at the beginning of the experiment and then again after the first cut. In plant samples, the variables were dry material, N T, B, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, P, Zn and NO3 in soil, CE, pH, NH4, NO3, P, K, Na, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn Mn abd MO (organic material was considered. In the statistical analysis of the K dose of 500 kg ha-1 there was an effect on the soil

  1. In-air PIXE for analyzing heavy metals in water boiled in pans

    The release rates of heavy metals from pans were measured for boiling water as well as for an acidic solution prior to an investigation on the release or sorption of trace elements due to cooking of food by boiling. The boiled samples were condensed and analyzed by means of in-air PIXE. The release of heavy metals was measured for five kinds of pans. For all pans the release rates were considerably more increased by boiling of a 5% solution of acetic acid. Furthermore it was found that by using the alumina coated aluminum pan (alumina pan) the respective release rates of Fe, Cu and Zn were all less than 50 μg per 100 cm2 of the pan surface dipped in the solution, and that monitoring of the contents of aluminum in the boiled solution enabled the estimation of the contribution of metal elements from the pan wall. (orig.)

  2. Accumulation of trace elements in harp seals (Phoca groenlandica) from Pangnirtung in the Baffin Island, Canada.

    Agusa, Tetsuro; Nomura, Kumiko; Kunito, Takashi; Anan, Yasumi; Iwata, Hisato; Tanabe, Shinsuke

    2011-01-01

    Nineteen trace elements were determined in liver, muscle, kidney, gonads, and hair of 18 harp seals (Phoca groenlandica) from Pangnirtung in the Baffin Island, Canada. Concentrations of V, Mn, Fe, Cu, Mo, Ag, and Hg in the liver, Co, Cd, and Tl in the kidney, and Ba and Pb in the hair were significantly higher than those in other tissues. Significant positive correlations between Hg concentrations in the hair, and liver, kidney and testis imply usefulness of the hair sample for non-destructive monitoring of Hg in the harp seals. It is suggested that whereas Hg preferentially accumulates in the liver, the accumulation in other tissues is induced at higher hepatic Hg levels. In contrast, Se may not be accumulated in other tissues compared with the liver even at higher hepatic Hg levels because of the presence of excess Se for Hg detoxification in other tissues. PMID:21411109

  3. Mirror Domain Structures Induced by Interlayer Magnetic Wall Coupling

    Lew, W. S.; Li, S. P.; Lopez-Diaz, L.; Hatton, D. C.; Bland, J. A.

    2003-05-01

    We have found that during giant magnetoresistance measurements in ˜10×10 mm2 NiFe/Cu/Co continuous film spin-valve structures, the resistance value suddenly drops to its absolute minimum during the NiFe reversal. The results reveal that the alignment of all magnetic domains in the NiFe film follow exactly that of corresponding domains in the Co film for an appropriate applied field strength. This phenomenon is caused by trapping of the NiFe domain walls through the magnetostatic interaction with the Co domain-wall stray fields. Consequently, the interlayer domain-wall coupling induces a mirror domain structure in the magnetic trilayer.

  4. Genesis of the Xinqiao Gold-Sulfide Orefield, Anhui Province, China

    ZANG Wenshuan; WU Ganguo; ZHANG Da; LI Jinwen; ZHANG Xiangxin; LIU Aihua; ZHANG Zhongyi

    2004-01-01

    The Xinqiao S-Fe-Cu-Au orefield is located in the Tongling ore cluster in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River in East China. There have been many researches regarding the genesis of the Xinqiao orefield in recent years, showing that it belongs to various types, such as sedimentary-reformed type, stratabound-skarn type, sedimentary submarine rocks-hosted exhalative type. We propose that it was formed in two periods of mineralization base on systematic field observation and Pb and S isotopic analyses in nearly ten years. The first period was formed during a syngenetic sedimentary process, whereas the massive sulphide orebodies are mainly related to the Yanshanian granitic magmatism. Sulfide metallic mineral associations show zoning around a granite intrusion, i.e. magnetite and pyrite →pyrite, chalcopyrite and native gold→ pyrite, sphalerite and galena. Gold orebodies occur outside the contact zone of the granite intrusion.

  5. Diffusion behavior of the spin valve structure

    NiMn/NiFe/Co/Cu/Co/NiFe/seed layer (sample No. 1) and NiFe/CoFe/Cu/CoFe/Ru/CoFe/NiFe/NiMn/Seed layer (sample No. 2), are investigated by using high resolution analytical transmission electron microscopy and an imaging filter. The compositional analysis demonstrated that the diffusions of the Mn and Ni into the Cu/Co bilayer are only observed in sample No. 1. This result indicated that the Ru layer in sample No. 2 might not only act as the spacer of the synthetic antiferromagnet but also behaves as a good diffusion barrier for the Ni and Mn element in the spin valve structure. The diffusion coefficients of constituent elements are simply investigated using the Matano - Boltzmann method. The diffusion mechanisms of Cu in Co layer and Co in Cu layer were primarily dominated by the grain boundary. [copyright] 2001 American Institute of Physics

  6. Magnetostrictive GMR sensor on flexible polyimide substrates

    The feasibility of a stress sensor based on giant magneto-resistance (GMR) on a flexible polyimide substrate is presented. Therefore, a stack system with a GMR effect of up to 8.6% has been deposited on a polyimide substrate and patterned to micrometer scaled sensor elements. An in-plane tensile stress was applied to the sensor to achieve a rotation of the anisotropy of the magnetostrictive free layer. The magneto-optical and magneto-resistive effect was measured. The stress dependence of the Co50Fe50 free-layer magnetization was measured up to an elongation of 2.5% in a CoFe/Cu/CoFe spin valve. The magneto-optical results are compared to the resistance loops of the sample. Furthermore, the normalized sensor output is shown as a function of the applied stress at several bias fields and at the remanent state

  7. Proton induced x-ray emission analysis of trace elements in thick bread samples

    Proton induced X-ray emission (PIXE) technique has been used for identification and quantitative analysis of the elemental concentration in thick bread samples. Bread samples were air-oven dried at 60degC and milled in a clean agate mortar to homogenize the sample and pressed into a pellet. PIXE technique relies on the analysis of the energy spectra of the characteristic X-ray emitted from the thick bread sample and the orchard leaf standard (NIST-SRM-1571) bombarded with 2.0 MeV protons. The concentration of the elements (Cl, K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Zn) in the bread samples was determined by comparison with NIST orchard leaf standard. The accuracy of the measurements ranged between ±2% and ±10% for the most elements detected in this method. The aim of this study is to establish the reference concentration of trace elements in the Iraqi bread using PIXE technique. (author)

  8. Leaching and recycling of zinc from liquid waste sediments

    PENG Bing; GAO Hui-mei; CHAI Li-yuan; SHU Yu-de

    2008-01-01

    The selective leaching and recovery of zinc in a zinciferous sediment from a synthetic wastewater treatment was investigated. The main composition of the sediment includes 6% zinc and other metal elements such as Ca, Fe, Cu, Mg. The effects of sulfuric acid concentration, temperature, leaching time and the liquid-to-solid ratio on the leaching rate of zinc were studied by single factor and orthogonal experiments. The maximum difference of leaching rate between zinc and iron, 89.85%, was obtained by leaching under 170 g/L H2SO4 in liquid-to-solid ratio 4.2 mL/g at 65 "C for 1 h, and the leaching rates of zinc and iron were 91.20% and 1.35%, respectively.

  9. Particle induced x-ray emission studies of some Indian medicinal plants

    Medicinal herbs have been used from antiquity by humanity. This paper discusses the elemental composition and concentration of ten Indian medicinal plants investigated by particle induced X-ray emission (PIXE) technique. The accuracy and precision of the technique were assured by analyzing three Certified Standard Reference Materials -cabbage- (GBW 08504, China), wheat flour (NIST-8436) and bovine liver (NIST-1577b). The element K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu and Zn were found to be present in all the samples in varying concentrations. No toxic heavy metals such as As, Pb and Hg were detected in the studied plants. The range of the elemental concentrations in dry weight has been found to vary from 4.69x104 mg/kg to 1.81 mg/kg in the plants. The results also show that these plants contain elements of vital importance in man's metabolism and that are needed for growth and developments, prevention and heating of diseases. (author)

  10. Inertial confinement fusion program at CAEP

    Proposed by Prof. Ganchang Wang in 1964 and officially started in 1976 the ICF Program at CAEP includes research on every aspect of ICF science and technology: high power and energy laser technology, target fabrication, diagnostics, target physics, and potential applications. Two solid-state lasers have been operated since the middle of the last decade. The most of research on target physics has been focused on indirect-drive approach, covering laser-plasma coupling, parametric instabilities and suprathermal electrons, x-ray conversion and transport, plasma energetics, ablation, hydrodynamic instabilities. Neutron production experiments were conducted successfully on the Shenguang facility (2x800 J, 1 ns, and 1.053 μm) with radiation-driven targets in 1990. In addition, equation of state experiments have been performed using both laser- and x-ray-driven targets for Fe, Cu, and glass. Furthermore, a much bigger laser facility is now being considered. copyright 1996 American Institute of Physics

  11. Portable XRF and principal component analysis for bill characterization in forensic science.

    Appoloni, C R; Melquiades, F L

    2014-02-01

    Several modern techniques have been applied to prevent counterfeiting of money bills. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the potential of Portable X-ray Fluorescence (PXRF) technique and the multivariate analysis method of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) for classification of bills in order to use it in forensic science. Bills of Dollar, Euro and Real (Brazilian currency) were measured directly at different colored regions, without any previous preparation. Spectra interpretation allowed the identification of Ca, Ti, Fe, Cu, Sr, Y, Zr and Pb. PCA analysis separated the bills in three groups and subgroups among Brazilian currency. In conclusion, the samples were classified according to its origin identifying the elements responsible for differentiation and basic pigment composition. PXRF allied to multivariate discriminate methods is a promising technique for rapid and no destructive identification of false bills in forensic science. PMID:24393811

  12. Organic substrates as electron donors in permeable reactive barriers for removal of heavy metals from acid mine drainage.

    Kijjanapanich, P; Pakdeerattanamint, K; Lens, P N L; Annachhatre, A P

    2012-12-01

    This research was conducted to select suitable natural organic substrates as potential carbon sources for use as electron donors for biological sulphate reduction in a permeable reactive barrier (PRB). A number of organic substrates were assessed through batch and continuous column experiments under anaerobic conditions with acid mine drainage (AMD) obtained from an abandoned lignite coal mine. To keep the heavy metal concentration at a constant level, the AMD was supplemented with heavy metals whenever necessary. Under anaerobic conditions, sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) converted sulphate into sulphide using the organic substrates as electron donors. The sulphide that was generated precipitated heavy metals as metal sulphides. Organic substrates, which yielded the highest sulphate reduction in batch tests, were selected for continuous column experiments which lasted over 200 days. A mixture of pig-farm wastewater treatment sludge, rice husk and coconut husk chips yielded the best heavy metal (Fe, Cu, Zn and Mn) removal efficiencies of over 90%. PMID:23437664

  13. Assessment of heavy metal content and DNA damage in Hypsiboas faber (anuran amphibian) in coal open-casting mine.

    Zocche, Jairo José; Damiani, Adriani Paganini; Hainzenreder, Giana; Mendonça, Rodrigo Ávila; Peres, Poliana Bernardo; Santos, Carla Eliete Iochims Dos; Debastiani, Rafaela; Dias, Johnny Ferraz; Andrade, Vanessa Moraes de

    2013-07-01

    The aims of the study were to determine the heavy metal content in the tissues of Hypsiboas faber from a coal mining area and to compare the DNA damage in the blood cells of these animals with that of animals living in an unpolluted area. The heavy metal content was detected according to the technique of Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) and the DNA damage was assessed by the Comet assay. Our results reveal that the specimens of H. faber collected from the coal mining area exhibited elements of order Fe>Cu>Al>Zn>Rb>Mn>Br, independently of the organ. The values of Comet assay parameters (DNA damage index and DNA damage frequency) were significantly higher in specimens collected from the coal mining area than in the reference animals. Our study concludes that the coal mining residues are genotoxic to amphibians and may have adverse effects on soil, water, vegetation and wild animals. PMID:23619523

  14. Deposition of radon decay products onto metals in contact

    The deposition of radon decay products onto surfaces is affected by geometrical factors such as the proximity of other objects, as well as on the local electrical fields. In this study, the deposition of 222Rn decay products onto two different metals in contact (pairs Ag-Al, Fe-Al, Fe-Cu and Ag-Fe) was investigated. The density of the α particle tracks, emitted by 218Po and 214Po, deposited on the metals was measured for different proximities of a wall. It was found that even small contact potentials (∼1 V) can cause a significant difference (factor of two) in the deposition rates of the radon decay products

  15. Present level of contaminants in the Romanian Black Sea sector

    The assessment of environmental quality in the Romanian Black Sea sector is being constantly made by the Romanian Marine Research Institute (RMRI) within the National Integrated Monitoring System. The contamination of the marine environment is expressed by considering four chemical and a biological parameter: nutrients (N-NO2, N-NO3, N-NH4, P-PO4, organic P, Si-SiO4), heavy metals (Mn, Fe, Cu, Cd, Pb), artificial radionuclides (90Sr, 137Cs), total hydrocarbons, parasite and saprophyte fungi in sediments, sea water and/or biota. Present levels of contaminants are discussed as to their historical evolution during the last few years or decades. Inorganic N and P concentrations still exceed three to five times those before eutrophication started to intensify in the early '70s. Practical uses of results by national and regional authorities are discussed. (author)

  16. Attempt of absolute analysis with spark source mass spectrometry

    By means of a graphical method developed in our laboratory, we have studied the linearity of the response of the MS-7 mass spectrometer for impurity determinations over a concentration range of 1 to 1000 ppm (parts per million of atoms). This method consist in transforming optical density measurements into 'true intensities', which are plotted on a logarithm-scale paper against the exposures. A moving transparent ruler graduated at the inverse scale of the exposures allows us to determine directly on the graph, the concentration of impurities in ppm. We have used this method for the determination of sensitivity coefficients in standard samples such as Al, Fe, Cu, Ni, Zr, and non conducting powders like SiO2 and Al2O3. This study shows that, for the samples studied, the sensitivity coefficients are practically independent of the matrix and the concentration. Moreover the results show the possibility of obtaining an absolute analysis by spark source mass spectrometry. (author)

  17. Nanostructures design by plasma afterglow-assisted oxidation of iron-copper thin films

    Imam, A.; Boileau, A.; Gries, T.; Ghanbaja, J.; Mangin, D.; Hussein, K.; Sezen, H.; Amati, M.; Belmonte, T.

    2016-05-01

    Oxidizing thin films made of Fe-Cu alloy with an Ar-O2 micro-afterglow operated at atmospheric pressure shows remarkable growth processes. The presence of iron in copper up to about 50% leads to the synthesis of CuO nanostructures (nanowalls, nanotowers and nanowires). Nanotowers show the presence of an amorphous phase trapped between crystalline domains. Beyond 50%, Fe2O3 iron nanoblades are also found. CuO nanowires as small as 5 nm in diameter can be synthesized. Thanks to the presence of patterned domains induced by buckling, it was possible to show that the stress level decreases when the iron content in the alloy increases. Iron blades grow from the inner Fe2O3 layer through the overlying CuO if it is thin enough.

  18. Produtividade e qualidade nutricional de cultivares de feijão em diferentes adubações Nutritional quality and yield of bean cultivars under different fertilization levels

    Carlos Alberto de Bastos Andrade

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available O fornecimento adequado e equilibrado de nutrientes para o feijoeiro (Phaseolus vulgaris L. por meio da calagem e adubação pode contribuir para o aumento da produtividade e o valor nutricional dos grãos. Portanto, avaliou-se o efeito da adubação na produtividade, componentes da produção, nos teores de macro e micronutrientes, proteína e triptofano nos grãos de três cultivares de feijão (Aporé, Pérola e Rudá. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições, em esquema de parcela subdividida, sendo locados nas parcelas as diferentes adubações (N1 - não adubado; N2 - adubação para produtividade esperada de até 1.200 kg ha-1, N3 - adubação para produtividade esperada acima de 2.500 kg ha-1. As subparcelas constaram das três cultivares. As adubações utilizadas foram suficientes para alcançar os níveis de produtividade esperados. A cultivar Rudá destacou-se das demais, com os maiores teores de Mg, S, Zn, Fe, Cu, Mn e B. A cultivar Aporé apresentou os maiores teores de K, N, proteína e triptofano. A cultivar Pérola obteve os maiores teores de Ca e P. A recomendação de adubação para atingir produtividade superior a 2.500 kg ha-1 de grãos proporcionou as maiores produtividades, os maiores teores de K, N, Fe, Cu, Mn, B, proteína e triptofano nos grãos de feijão.The appropriate and balanced supply of nutrients of the bean plant (Phaseolus vulgaris L. achieved by liming and fertilization can contribute towards increasing the grain yield and nutritional value. It was evaluated the effect of the levels of fertilization on the productivity, components of the production, composition of macro and micronutrients, protein and tryptophan in the grains of three bean cultivars (Aporé, Pérola and Rudá. The experimental design was composed of random blocks, with four replicates, in split-plot design, considering the different levels of fertilization (N1 - no fertilized; N2 - fertilization level

  19. Metal contamination in ground water of Korangi industrial area, Karachi

    The levels of trace metals and major chemical constituents in 28 ground water samples of Korangi Industrial Area (KIA) and its adjoining areas were determined to assess the impact of uncontrolled disposal of industrial waste water on the quality of water. The concentration of metals viz. Zn, Mn, Fe, Cu, Pb, Cd, Cr, Co and Ni, were found to be excessive higher than the WHO recommended limits. The significantly higher concentration of major chemical constituents and trace metals in KIA water samples than the corresponding concentrations in the adjoining areas samples clearly indicated that the contamination in ground water of KIA was primarily due to percolation of industrial waste water into the aquifer of the area. The passive and high correlation co-efficient values(r) showed strong correlation among the metals and also suggested high and consistent trace metals concentration in the ground water under investigation. (author)

  20. A physical model of the effect of irreversible changes in structure and properties of amorphous alloys caused by low-temperature treatment

    A low temperature ΔT-effect physical model for amorphous metallic alloys (AMA) is developed. Using Ni-P, Fe-Co-Si-B, Co-Ni-Fe-Si-B, Fe-Si-B, Fe-Ni-Si-B, Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B alloys the studies are carried out which results support basic concepts of the theory, namely: a motive force for atom drift, resulting in irreversible changes of a short-range order, is at the heart of longitudinal oscillations of AMA ribbon initiate the process of changing the initial short-range order. Variations of topological and short-range orders are responsible for a decrease in yield strength and Young modulus, a Curie point shift, an increase of saturation magnetization at an insignificant drop of coercive force or a significant drop of coercive force at a slight increase of saturation magnetization

  1. Heavy metal tolerance in metal hyperaccumulator plant, Salvinia natans.

    Dhir, B; Srivastava, S

    2013-06-01

    Metal tolerance capacity of Salvinia natans, a metal hyperaccumulator, was evaluated. Plants were exposed to 10, 30 and 50 mg L⁻¹ of Zn, Cd, Co, Cr, Fe, Cu, Pb, and Ni. Plant biomass, photosynthetic efficiency, quantum yield, photochemical quenching, electron transport rate and elemental (%C, H and N) constitution remained unaffected in Salvinia exposed to 30 mg L⁻¹ of heavy metals, except for Cu and Zn exposed plants, where significant reductions were noted in some of the measured parameters. However, a significant decline was noted in most of the measured parameters in plants exposed to 50 mg L⁻¹ of metal concentration. Results suggest that Salvinia has fairly high levels of tolerance to all the metals tested, but the level of tolerance varied from metal to metal. PMID:23553503

  2. In vitro radiation induced alterations in heavy metals and metallothionein content in Plantago ovata Forsk.

    Saha, Priyanka; Mishra, Debadutta; Chakraborty, Anindita; Sudarshan, Mathummal; Raychaudhuri, Sarmistha Sen

    2008-09-01

    Proton Induced X-ray emission (PIXE) and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) have been used to study the effects of gamma irradiation on heavy metal accumulation in callus tissue of Plantago ovata-an important cash crop of India. PIXE analysis revealed radiation-induced alteration in trace element profile during developmental stages of the callus of P. ovata. Subsequent experiments showed antagonism between Fe and Cu and also Cu and Zn and synergistic effect between Fe and Zn. FACS analysis showed significant induction of the metallothionein (MT) protein following gamma-irradiation, and maximum induction was noted at the 50-Gy absorbed dose. This indicated a progressive increment of MTs as a measure for protection against gamma-rays, to combat alteration in the homeostasis of heavy metals like Fe, Cu, Zn, and Mn. PMID:18493724

  3. The localisation and micro-mapping of copper and other trace elements in breast tumours using a synchrotron micro-XRF system

    Trace elements have critical roles in cancer biology. The quantity and distribution of the elements Cl, Ca, K, P, S, Ti, Fe, Cu and Zn in samples of primary breast cancer have been assessed. The samples were formalin fixed tissue specimens formatted as microarrays of cores 1.0 mm diameter and 10 μm thick each. The data were obtained using a synchrotron X-ray fluorescence microprobe system. The spatial resolution of elemental maps was approximately 20 μm. Maps were compared with light transmission images of the samples and then the images were stained for cancer. The synchrotron system proved successful in producing data that could be mapped into high-resolution images where clear structure could be identified. Correlation of these distributions with the concentrations of cancer cells was achieved in some samples

  4. Influence Cr on Crystallization and the Phase Transformations of the Bronze BA1044

    B. P. Pisarek

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available The investigations were introduced in the paper, method of thermal and derivative analysis (TDA, the process of crystallization and phase transformation in the solid state of the aluminium bronze CuA110Fe4Ni4 (BA1044 and with the addition 0.3% Cr. Two intermetallic phase were identified in the microstructure of the bronze BA1044: κFel - rich in Fe and Cu and κFe2 - rich in Fe, and in the microstructure of the bronze BA1044+0.3 % Cr only one phase κFel - rich in Fe, Cu and Cr. The presence of chrome in the bronze BA1044 reduce size the primary crystals of the phase β, reduces the dynamics of the processes of thermal phase transformation in the solid state and lengthens the time their of duration.

  5. Rapid determination of major and minor elements in rare earth-cobalt magnets by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry

    Major and minor constituents, Sm, Ce, Y, Co, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zr and Hf, in typical rare earth-cobalt magnets were determined sequentially by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry. Sample solutions were prepared by dissolving the magnets with aqua regia followed by dilution with 1.2 M HCl to suitable concentration. Beryllium was added as an internal standard in order to improved experimental accuracy and precision, and the emission intensity of Be was measured by using an additional small monochromator attached to the original instrument system. Cobalt, Fe, Cu and Zr in the magnets were also determined by conventional spectrophotometry. The results obtained by both methods were in good agreement with each other. (author)

  6. Analysis of ancient pottery samples and reference materials by particle induced X-ray emission

    Particle Induced X-ray Emission using proton beam (1.5 and 3 MeV) from 3MV tandem accelerator at IOP was applied to ancient pottery samples for determination of major to trace element concentrations. Thick targets in graphite matrix were irradiated at about 10 nA current and characteristic X-rays were measured using a Si(Li) detector coupled to MCA. Concentrations of thirteen elements K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Ni, Rb, Sr and Zr were determined. The results of all elements including transition elements were used for grouping (same or different) the ancient potteries. IAEA RMs SL-1 and SL-3 were analyzed by PIXE as part of application and validation of method. (author)

  7. A multi-analytical approach for the chemical composition investigation of Byzantine and Mediaeval glazed pottery

    Pappalardo, Lighea; Caliri, Claudia; Santos, Hellen Cristine; Catalano, Roberto; Giannotta, Maria Teresa; Imperiale, Marco Leo; Rizzo, Francesca; Romano, Francesco Paolo

    2016-04-01

    Glazed pottery from the mediaeval site at "Cantiere Mitello" in Otranto (Italy) have been investigated by means of several portable and non invasive techniques: X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Micro-X-Ray Fluorescence (micro-XRF) scanning and alpha Particle Induced X-ray Emission (alpha-PIXE). The results have been compared with some later sherds of Byzantine glazed pottery from the site of "Giuggianello" in Otranto (Italy). Results show that glazes present an high amount of Pb. Byzantine are also richer in Al compared to the first group. The color is generally given by Fe-Cu-Mn oxides. In general the mediaeval glazes can be considered to be in accordance with the Roman tradition. The presence of a consistent amount of SnO (3%) in a sample belonging to the first group, could suggest the use of tin as opacifier agent even at an early period.

  8. X-Ray Fluorescence to Determine Zn in Bolivian Children using Hair Samples

    Tellería Narvaez, C. A.; Fernández Alcázar, S.; Barrientos Zamora, F. G.; Chungara Castro, J.; Luna Lauracia, I.; Mamani Tola, H.; Mita Peralta, E.; Muñoz Gosálvez, A. O.; Romero Bolaños, L. E.; Ramírez Ávila, G. M.

    2014-06-01

    As a first step in the evaluation of nutritional levels in Bolivian children (8-13 years-old), we carried out X-Ray Fluorescence measurements in hair samples of children belonging to different social classes and living either in rural areas or in cities. The aim of this study is to contribute to health policies tending to improve the global health of children and consequently avoid malnutrition. Our method intends to have maximum reliability and at the same time be as simple as possible from an experimental point of view. Additionally, we use this method to determine some other elements such as Fe, Cu, Pb, As and Hg, the latter three considered as contaminants that could be present in children living in areas which neighbor mines and industries. This work will be complemented by some biological and medical tests.

  9. The provenance of archaeological obsidian artifacts from Northern Chile determined by source-induced X-ray fluorescence

    A study of provenance of obsidian artifacts from 'site 25-Las Estacas', Quebrada de Jorquera (Copiapo, Northern Chile) was carried out by means of X-ray fluorescence, using radioactive sources. Obsidian samples from different Chilean geological regions, located in South Central Chile (Laguna del Maule volcanic area, sources of La Coloradas and La Plata), 'Radal Siete Tazas' and the North of Chile (Copiapo Volcano) were analyzed. The analysis was performed using 109Cd and 241Am annular excitation sources and X-ray fluorescence. This allowed the determination of Fe, Cu, Rb, Sr, Y, Zr, and Ba concentrations on samples of ground obsidian from the aforementioned sites. The measured Rb, Sr, and Zr concentrations were used to construct discriminant diagrams, which clearly showed clustering of the samples from the different sources, and the association of the archaeological obsidian sample to the Copiapo Volcano source, which is geographically close to the site. (author)

  10. A portable instrument for non-contact giant magnetoresistance measurements utilizing the magnetorefractive effect and infrared fibres

    A portable, low-cost instrument is presented capable of non-contact giant magnetoresistance (GMR) measurements through correlation with the magnetorefractive effect. Each component has been optimized for signal-to-noise ratio, portability and economy. The final design incorporates a pulsable thin-film infrared emitter which floods the surface of the sample providing reflected radiation focused by a lens into an infrared transmitting fibre. This shields the signal and transports it to a lithium tantalate pyroelectric detector. The measurements are performed at 5 Hz, allowing phase sensitive discrimination to reduce noise levels. The instrument is tested on a CoFe/Cu GMR multilayer and its response demonstrated to compare very favourably with larger more expensive instruments providing new opportunities for the remote sensing of GMR

  11. Atherosclerosis study, applying energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence trace analysis of hair and an atherometric system

    An atherometric system was used in the study of pathomorphology and morphometry of coronary arteries and myocardial lesions sampled from 25 autopsy subjects, in a search for possible relations with values of hair trace contents. An energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence technique for determination of S, Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br and Sr was applied to hair trace analysis. A Si(Li) semiconductor X-ray spectrometer with 55Fe and 109Cd sources was used. A computer program for quantitative analysis was developed. The values of atherometric variables measured were reported for the right coronary, left anterior descending and left circumflex arteries, and those corresponding to the heart. A statistical software package was used to correlate trace elements in hair, atherometric system variables, and lipidogram results. Correlations were found to exist between atherometric variables and hairborne trace elements (Cl, K, Fe, Br, and Sr). (author)

  12. Low-dimensional multiplexing: the magneto-optical Kerr effect in an individual FeCoCu nanowire

    Torres-Torres, C.

    2016-01-01

    Due to their selective and fascinating effects, metallic nanoparticles have become a very significant topic for science. A modification in morphology and structure of low-dimensional materials can result in extraordinary ultrafast physical phenomena. New findings related to electronic, optical and magnetic processes have emerged from surface plasmon resonance excitations in nanoparticles. Moreover, multi-functional systems can be obtained from the integration of different elements in a nanostructured configuration. Recently, Palmero et al (2015 Nanotechnology 26 461001) have reported magneto-optical Kerr effect explorations in individual FeCuCo nanowires; the influence of tailored morphologies exhibited by particular samples was analyzed. An important magnetization reversal action was revealed and it was concluded that the demagnetization may be responsible for vortex domain wall propagation. The report can provide a solid base for future research and immediate applications in modern spintronics or magnetic data storage can be contemplated.

  13. Effects of Bicarbonate and High pH Conditions on Zinc and Other Nutrients Absorption in Rice

    LU Zhong-xian; MENG Fan-hua; S. VILLAREAL; WEI You-zhang; YU Xiao-ping; YANG Xiao-e; K. L. HEONG; LIN Jian-jun; HU Cui; LIU Jian-xiang

    2004-01-01

    Zinc deficiency was widely observed in calcareous soil where bicarbonate and high pH were always related with low zinc availability. In a hydroponic experiment, one zinc-efficient rice (IR36) and one zinc-inefficient rice (IR26) genotypes were employed to investigate the effects of bicarbonate and high pH conditions on absorption, transport of zinc and other nutrients (P, K, Ca, Mg,Fe, Cu, Mn) in rice. As compared with the control, high pH inhibited absorption, translocation and accumulation of zinc and other nutrients in both rice genotypes. Bicarbonate had minor effect on zinc-efficient rice genotype (IR36) whereas it could decrease zinc and other nutrient absorption in zinc-inefficient rice genotype (IR26). These results implied that increasing rice tolerance to bicarbonate is one of the most important strategies to improve rice adaptation for zinc-deficit calcareous soil.

  14. Determination of toxic elements in foodstuffs in Vietnam

    The studying samples of this work have been collected from different areas of Vietnam including industrial areas in HCM city, Dongnai, Vungtau and non-industrial area, Dalat city. The concentrations of the toxic elements as: As, Hg, Cr, Co, Fe, Cu, Cd, Se, As, Zn, Pb in many foodstuff samples together with intercomparison sample which have been distributed by National Food Administration (Sweden) were analyzed by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA), Radiochemical Neutron Activation Analysis (RNAA); Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) and Anodic Stripping Voltammeter (ASV). The obtained results shown that the concentration of toxic elements in the collected samples from selected industrial areas of Vietnam are lower than the maximum permissible concentrations. (author)

  15. Determination of trace elements in wheat flour by x-ray fluorescence analysis and its application to identification of their production area

    Trace elements in wheat flour were determined by an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis in order to identify their production area. By optimizing the measurement conditions of an energy-dispersive XRF spectrometer equipped with 3-dimensional polarization optics, the analysis of heavy elements at sub-ppm levels was possible, and linear calibration curves for 17 elements (Na, Mg, Al, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br, Rb, Sr, Mo, Cd) in wheat flour were obtained. We determined the trace elements for 63 wheat flour samples that were produced in Japan or imported from overseas. The analytical results were subjected to multivariate analysis to discriminate the domestic and imported wheat flours. Principal-components analysis successfully distinguished the two origins. The present study has demonstrated that the XRF technique can provide a rapid and easy way for the provenance analysis of wheat flours, which will be further applied to the quality control of commercial food products. (author)

  16. Transition metal impurities on the bond-centered site in Ge

    Decoster, S; De Vries, B; Emmerich, H; Wahl, U; Correia, J G; Vantomme, A

    2009-01-01

    We report on the lattice location of ion implanted Fe, Cu, and Ag impurities in germanium from a combined approach of emission channeling experiments and ab initio total energy calculations. Following common expectation, a fraction of these transition metals (TMs) was found on the substitutional Ge position. Less expected is the observation of a second fraction on the sixfold coordinated bond-centered site. Ab initio calculated heats of formation suggest this is the result of the trapping of a vacancy by a substitutional TM impurity, spontaneously forming an impurity-vacancy complex in the split-vacancy configuration. We also present an approach to displace the TM impurities from the electrically active substitutional site to the bond-centered site.

  17. Magnetic Properties of Nanocrystalline Fe{sub x}Cu{sub 1-x} Alloys Prepared by Ball Milling

    Yousif, A.; Bouziane, K., E-mail: bouzi@squ.edu.om; Elzain, M. E. [Sultan Qaboos University, Physics Department, College of Science (Oman); Ren, X.; Berry, F. J. [The Open University, Department of Chemistry (United Kingdom); Widatallah, H. M. [Sudan Atomic Energy Commission, Institute of Nuclear Research (Sudan); Al Rawas, A.; Gismelseed, A.; Al-Omari, I. A. [Sultan Qaboos University, Physics Department, College of Science (Oman)

    2004-12-15

    X-ray diffraction, Moessbauer and magnetization measurements were used to study Fe{sub x}Cu{sub 1-x} alloys prepared by ball-milling. The X-ray data show the formation of a nanocrystalline Fe-Cu solid solution. The samples with x{>=}0.8 and x{<=}0.5 exhibit bcc or fcc phase, respectively. Both the bcc and fcc phases are principally ferromagnetic for x{>=}0.2, but the sample with x=0.1 remains paramagnetic down to 78 K. The influence of the local environment on the hyperfine parameters and the local magnetic moment are discussed using calculations based on the discrete-variational method in the local density approximation.

  18. Interdiffusion-controlled Kondo suppression of injection efficiency in metallic nonlocal spin valves

    O'Brien, L.; Spivak, D.; Jeong, J. S.; Mkhoyan, K. A.; Crowell, P. A.; Leighton, C.

    2016-01-01

    Nonlocal spin valves (NLSVs) generate pure spin currents, providing unique insight into spin injection and relaxation at the nanoscale. Recently it was shown that the puzzling low temperature nonmonotonicity of the spin accumulation in all-metal NLSVs occurs due to a manifestation of the Kondo effect arising from dilute local-moment-forming impurities in the nonmagnetic material. Here it is demonstrated that precise control over interdiffusion in Fe/Cu NLSVs via thermal annealing can induce dramatic increases in this Kondo suppression of injection efficiency, observation of injector/detector separation-dependent Kondo effects in both charge and spin channels simultaneously, and, in the limit of large interdiffusion, complete breakdown of standard Valet-Fert-based models. The Kondo effect in the charge channel enables extraction of the exact interdiffusion profile, quantifying the influence of local moment density on the injection efficiency and presenting a well-posed challenge to theory.

  19. Metals determination in coffee sample by total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis (TXRF)

    Vives, Ana Elisa Sirito de [Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (UNIMEP), Santa Barbara D' Oeste, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia, Arquitetura e Urbanismo]. E-mail: aesvives@unimep.br; Moreira, Silvana [Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo]. E-mail: Silvana@fec.unicamp.br; Brienza, Sandra Maria Boscolo [ Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (UNIMEP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Matematicas, da Natureza e de Tecnologia da Informacao]. E-mail: sbrienza@unimep.br; Zucchi, Orgheda Luiza Araujo Domingues [Sao Paulo Univ., Ribeirao Preto, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Farmaceuticas]. E-mail: olzucchi@fcfrp.usp.br; Nascimento Filho, Virgilio Franco do [Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: virgilio@cena.usp.br

    2005-07-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the inorganic concentration in five brands of coffee, three of them nationally marketed and the others of an exportation kind. The samples were prepared by infusion with deionized water. To carry out the calibration, standard solutions were prepared with different concentrations of Al, Si, K, Ca, Ti, Cr, Fe, Ni, Zn and Se. The measurements were carried out using a white beam of synchrotron radiation for excitation and a Si (Li) semiconductor detector for detection. By employing Synchrotron Radiation Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis (SR-TXRF) it was possible to evaluate the concentrations of P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Rb and Ba. The detection limits for 300 s counting time were in the range of 0.03 (Ca) to 30 ng.g{sup -1} (Rb), respectively. (author)

  20. Ion beam analysis of ground coffee and roasted coffee beans

    Debastiani, R., E-mail: rafa_debas@yahoo.com.br; Santos, C.E.I. dos; Yoneama, M.L.; Amaral, L.; Dias, J.F.

    2014-01-01

    The way that coffee is prepared (using roasted ground coffee or roasted coffee beans) may influence the quality of beverage. Therefore, the aim of this work is to use ion beam techniques to perform a full elemental analysis of packed roasted ground coffee and packed roasted coffee beans, as well as green coffee beans. The samples were analyzed by PIXE (particle-induced X-ray emission). Light elements were measured through RBS (Rutherford backscattering spectrometry) experiments. Micro-PIXE experiments were carried out in order to check the elemental distribution in the roasted and green coffee beans. In general, the elements found in ground coffee were Mg, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Rb and Sr. A comparison between ground coffee and grinded roasted beans shows significant differences for several elements. Elemental maps reveal that P and K are correlated and practically homogeneously distributed over the beans.

  1. Micro-PIXE analysis of trace element concentrations of natural rubies from different locations in Myanmar

    Sanchez, J. L.; Osipowicz, T.; Tang, S. M.; Tay, T. S.; Win, T. T.

    1997-07-01

    The trace element concentrations found in geological samples can shed light on the formation process. In the case of gemstones, which might be of artificial or natural origin, there is also considerable interest in the development of methods that provide identification of the origin of a sample. For rubies, trace element concentrations present in natural samples were shown previously to be significant indicators of the region of origin [S.M. Tang et al., Appl. Spectr. 42 (1988) 44, and 43 (1989) 219]. Here we report the results of micro-PIXE analyses of trace element (Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Cu and Ga) concentrations of a large set ( n = 130) of natural rough rubies from nine locations in Myanmar (Burma). The resulting concentrations are subjected to statistical analysis. Six of the nine groups form clusters when the data base is evaluated using tree clustering and principal component analysis.

  2. A method to determine the gamma-ray linear attenuation coefficient

    Highlights: → Gamma-ray linear attenuation coefficients of some absorber materials was examined. → Traditional energy method and timing detection technique were used. → Timing method was successful in determination of the linear attenuation coefficient. - Abstract: In this work, gamma-ray linear attenuation coefficients of the materials such as Pb, Fe, Cu and Al were determined by means of traditional energy method and the developed timing detection technique. 1.33 MeV-energy radiation emitted from 60Co radioisotope was used in the experiments. The gamma-ray linear attenuation coefficient values of the materials were calculated by using Xcom code, and the experimental results were compared with the theoretical ones.

  3. Transfer factor of heavy metals from soil to mustard and wheat crop grains with in 30 km radius of the proposed nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur, Haryana, India

    The transfer of heavy metals in crops is of increasing concern due to potential health risks and food safety regulations. Regulatory frameworks and guidelines for heavy metals in the environment and foodstuffs have been developed in many countries around the world which may affect international trade of crop products. Further soil-to-food crops transfer of heavy metals is the major pathway of human exposure to soil contamination. In this study, transfer factors of six heavy metals, viz., Fe, Cu, Pb, Cd, Zn and Ni have been studied in mustard and wheat crops. The grains and corresponding soil samples were collected from different sampling locations within 30 km radius of the proposed nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur in Haryana state

  4. Distribution of elements in needles of Pinus massoniana (Lamb.) was uneven and affected by needle age

    Macronutrients (P, S, K, Na, Mg, Ca), heavy metals (Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu, Pb, Cr, Ni, Cd) and Al concentrations as well as values of Ca/Al in the tip, middle, base sections and sheaths of current year and previous year needles of Pinus massoniana from Xiqiao Mountain were analyzed and the distribution patterns of those elements were compared. The results indicated that many elements were unevenly distributed among the different components of needles. Possible deficiency of P, K, Ca, Mn and Al toxicity occurred in needles under air pollution. Heavy metals may threaten the health of Masson pine. Needle sheaths were good places to look for particulate pollutants, in this case including Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb, Cr, Cd and Al. - Pine needle sections as bioindicator for heavy metals and nutrient deficiency particularly needle sheath for particle pollutants

  5. Utilização de abacaxi (Ananas comosus L.) cv. Pérola e Smooth cayenne para a produção de vinhos: estudo da composição química e aceitabilidade Utilization of pineapple (Ananas comosus L.) cv. Pérola and Smooth cayenne for wine making: study of chemical composition and acceptance

    Kátia Gomes de Lima Araújo; Armando Ubirajara Oliveira Sabaa-Srur; Fabiana Silva Rodrigues; Luciana Ribeiro Trajano Manhães; Marta Weber do Canto

    2009-01-01

    Foram estudadas as características químicas de vinhos produzidos com as cultivares de abacaxi Pérola e Smooth cayenne, com vistas a predizer a qualidade das bebidas, tomando-se como base a sua composição e aceitabilidade. Os mostos de abacaxi foram analisados quanto ao pH, acidez total, ácidos orgânicos fixos, açúcar total, pectina total, compostos fenólicos, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, N e P, enquanto nos vinhos analisou-se também a acidez volátil, teor alcoólico, alcoóis superiores, acetaldeído, acetato...

  6. X-Ray Fluorescence to Determine Zn in Bolivian Children using Hair Samples

    Tellería Narvaez, C.A.; Fernández Alcázar, S.; Barrientos Zamora, F.G.; Chungara Castro, J.; Luna Lauracia, I.; Mamani Tola, H.; Mita Peralta, E.; Muñoz Gosálvez, A.O. [Centro de Investigaciones y Aplicaciones Nucleares (CIAN-Viacha), Viacha (Bolivia, Plurinational State of); Romero Bolaños, L.E. [Instituto Boliviano de Ciencia y Tecnología Nuclear Av. 6 de Agosto 2905, La Paz (Bolivia, Plurinational State of); Ramírez Ávila, G.M., E-mail: gramirez@ulb.ac.be [Instituto de Investigaciones Físicas, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Campus Universitario Cota Cota, Casilla 8635, La Paz (Bolivia, Plurinational State of)

    2014-06-15

    As a first step in the evaluation of nutritional levels in Bolivian children (8–13 years-old), we carried out X-Ray Fluorescence measurements in hair samples of children belonging to different social classes and living either in rural areas or in cities. The aim of this study is to contribute to health policies tending to improve the global health of children and consequently avoid malnutrition. Our method intends to have maximum reliability and at the same time be as simple as possible from an experimental point of view. Additionally, we use this method to determine some other elements such as Fe, Cu, Pb, As and Hg, the latter three considered as contaminants that could be present in children living in areas which neighbor mines and industries. This work will be complemented by some biological and medical tests.

  7. Copper resorption in isolated rat hepatocytes

    Our aim is to investigate the Cu-uptake by isolated rat hepatocytes in an in-vitro experiment. Hepatocytes are cultured on foils to form cellular monolayers, which are exposed to CuSO4 solution. The trace elements P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn and Br are determined by PIXE, sweeping the proton microbeam in two dimensions across selected regions of the cell cultures. The concentration averages over positions covering the interior of hepatocytes or the intercellular gaps are formed and the behaviour of the various trace elements is studied as a function of the copper solution exposure time. In most cases cell nuclei are identified and evaluated separately. (orig./MG)

  8. Inductively Coupled Plasma: Fundamental Particle Investigations with Laser Ablation and Applications in Magnetic Sector Mass Spectrometry

    Particle size effects and elemental fractionation in laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) are investigated with nanosecond and femtosecond laser ablation, differential mobility analysis, and magnetic sector ICP-MS. Laser pulse width was found to have a significant influence on the LA particle size distribution and the elemental composition of the aerosol and thus fractionation. Emission from individual particles from solution nebulization, glass, and a pressed powder pellet are observed with high speed digital photography. The presence of intact particles in an ICP is shown to be a likely source of fractionation. A technique for the online detection of stimulated elemental release from neural tissue using magnetic sector ICP-MS is described. Detection limits of 1 (micro)g L-1 or better were found for P, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Zn in a 60 (micro)L injection in a physiological saline matrix

  9. An empirical method for estimating instream pre-mining pH and dissolved Cu concentration in catchments with acidic drainage and ferricrete

    Nimick, D.A.; Gurrieri, J.T.; Furniss, G.

    2009-01-01

    Methods for assessing natural background water quality of streams affected by historical mining are vigorously debated. An empirical method is proposed in which stream-specific estimation equations are generated from relationships between either pH or dissolved Cu concentration in stream water and the Fe/Cu concentration ratio in Fe-precipitates presently forming in the stream. The equations and Fe/Cu ratios for pre-mining deposits of alluvial ferricrete then were used to reconstruct estimated pre-mining longitudinal profiles for pH and dissolved Cu in three acidic streams in Montana, USA. Primary assumptions underlying the proposed method are that alluvial ferricretes and modern Fe-precipitates share a common origin, that the Cu content of Fe-precipitates remains constant during and after conversion to ferricrete, and that geochemical factors other than pH and dissolved Cu concentration play a lesser role in determining Fe/Cu ratios in Fe-precipitates. The method was evaluated by applying it in a fourth, naturally acidic stream unaffected by mining, where estimated pre-mining pH and Cu concentrations were similar to present-day values, and by demonstrating that inflows, particularly from unmined areas, had consistent effects on both the pre-mining and measured profiles of pH and Cu concentration. Using this method, it was estimated that mining has affected about 480 m of Daisy Creek, 1.8 km of Fisher Creek, and at least 1 km of Swift Gulch. Mean values of pH decreased by about 0.6 pH units to about 3.2 in Daisy Creek and by 1-1.5 pH units to about 3.5 in Fisher Creek. In Swift Gulch, mining appears to have decreased pH from about 5.5 to as low as 3.6. Dissolved Cu concentrations increased due to mining almost 40% in Daisy Creek to a mean of 11.7 mg/L and as much as 230% in Fisher Creek to 0.690 mg/L. Uncertainty in the fate of Cu during the conversion of Fe-precipitates to ferricrete translates to potential errors in pre-mining estimates of as much as 0.25 units

  10. Propriedades texturais e catalíticas de óxidos de ferro contendo cromo e cobre Textural and catalytic properties of chromium and copper-doped iron oxides

    Marluce Oliveira da Guarda Souza

    1998-07-01

    Full Text Available Chromium and copper-doped hematites were prepared with the aim of studying the synergistic effect of these dopants on the textural and on the catalytic properties of the iron oxides towards the high temperature shift reaction. It was found that the most active catalysts were those with the highest amount of copper. They had the Fe(II/Fe(III ratio near the stoichiometric value of magnetite, the highest surface areas under the reactional atmosphere and the greatest tendency to produce the active form; they also were poorly crystalline solids. The best performance was shown by the catalyst with Fe/Cu=10, heated at 300ºC. It can thus be concluded that copper acts both as textural and structural promoter in these catalysts.

  11. Deoximation Reaction in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids under Mild Conditions%Deoximation Reaction in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids under Mild Conditions

    Zhang, Xiaoxia; Lu, Bin; Wang, Xiaoguang; Zhao, Jingxiang; Cai, Qinghai

    2011-01-01

    Deoximation in metal chloride ionic liquids based on 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium and triethylene ammonium cations, such as AmimBr(Cl)-MClx (A=ethyl, butyl, benzyl; M=Al, Fe, Cu, Sn and Zn; x=2, 3) and Et3NHCl-FeCl3 were investigated under mild conditions. Ferrate chloride ionic liquid was proved to be an effective catalyst for deoximation of cyclohexanone oxime, exhibiting high conversion of oximes and selectivity to cyclo- hexanone. Good performance for the deoximation of other oximes such as salicylald oxime, acetone oxime, benzo- phenone oxime, 4-nitrobenzald oxime, acetophenone oxime, 2-chlorobenzaldehyde oxime, Acetald oxime, 2-butanone oxime and (1R)-camphor oxime was also achieved with bmimBr-FeCl3 as catalyst and solvent. The de- oximation was determined to carry out via acid-catalytic hydrolysis and the reaction mechanism was proposed.

  12. Distribution of elements in needles of Pinus massoniana (Lamb.) was uneven and affected by needle age

    Macronutrients (P, S, K, Na, Mg, Ca), heavy metals (Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu, Pb, Cr, Ni, Cd,) and Al concentrations as well as values of Ca/Al in the tip, middle and base sections, and sheaths of current year and previous year needles of Pinus massoniana from Xiqiao Mountain were analyzed and the distribution patterns of those elements were compared. The results indicated that many elements were unevenly distributed among the different components of needles. Possible deficiency of P, K, Ca, Mn and Al toxicity occurred in needles under air pollution. Heavy metals may threaten the health of Masson pine. Needle sheaths were good places to look for particulate pollutants, in this case including Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb, Cr, Cd and Al. - Pine needle sections as bioindicator for heavy metals and nutrient deficiency particularly needle sheath for particle pollutants

  13. Assessment of the state of pollution by heavy metals in the surficial sediments of Algiers Bay

    Sediment samples were collected at 33 stations from Algiers Bay to determine potential sources of pollution. The analyses were made with X-ray fluorescence (XRF). The results give information about the level of concentrations for Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and Pb. Except for Mn and Fe which present a particular distribution (unrelated to the sedimentary facies), the distribution of the different heavy metals is irregular and depends on the bay morphology. The level of pollution by heavy metals of the bottom sediments in Algiers Bay has been shown to be significant compared with that of Surkouf, considered to be a region with low anthropogenic activity. Comparison with previous studies shows: no dependence of the assignation of Mn and Fe on sedimentary facies; high concentration of Cu, Pb and Zn in the vases and high concentration of Cr in the sands with a fine fraction between 50% and 75%

  14. The search for new spintronic materials: half-metallic antiferromagnets and diluted magnetic semiconductors

    Based on the electronic structure studies, we propose that the double perovskite LaV O3/ARuO3 superlattice (A = Ca,Sr and Ba) and thiospinel Mn(CrV)S4 and Fe0.5Cu0.5(V0.5Ti1.5)S4 are potential candidates for half-metallic antiferromagnets (HM-AFMs). We have also explored the effect of the Li intercalation on the electronic and magnetic properties of transition-metal (TM) doped anatase TiO2. We propose a potential spintronic and electrochromic device made of Li intercalated Mn-doped TiO2, which is controlled by the electric field. For (Fe, Cu) co-doped ZnO, the charge transfer between Fe and Cu leads to ferromagnetism via a type of the double-exchange mechanism

  15. Flexible magnetoimpedance sensor

    Li, Bodong

    2015-03-01

    Flexible magnetoimpedance (MI) sensors fabricated using a NiFe/Cu/NiFe tri-layer on Kapton substrate have been studied. A customized flexible microstrip transmission line was employed to investigate the MI sensors\\'s magnetic field and frequency responses and their dependence on the sensors\\'s deflection. For the first time, the impedance characteristic is obtained through reflection coefficient analysis over a wide range of frequencies from 0.1 MHz to 3 GHz and for deflections ranging from zero curvature to a radius of 7.2 cm. The sensor element maintains a high MI ratio of up to 90% and magnetic sensitivity of up to 9.2%/Oe over different bending curvatures. The relationship between the curvature and material composition is discussed based on the magnetostriction effect and stress simulations. The sensor\\'s large frequency range, simple fabrication process and high sensitivity provide a great potential for flexible electronics and wireless applications.

  16. Distribution of Selected Heavy Metals in Sediment of the River Basin of Coastal Area of Chanthaburi Province, Gulf of Thailand

    Jakkapan Potipat

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The sediment samples from 24 stations in coastal area of Chanthaburi Province were collected during March 2012 to March 2013 and analyzed for heavy metal contents (Pb, Cd, Cr, Fe, Cu and Zn, pH, organic matters and grain sizes. The correlation analyses showed that heavy metal concentrations were affected by the content of organic matter and the size of clay particles. The evaluation of the quality of sediment was carried out using the geoaccumulation index (Igeo and the enrichment factor (EF as well as the comparison with those in the Thailand's sediment quality guideline (SQG values. The results of the geoaccumulation index and the enrichment factor values of the heavy metals content in the sediments revealed that the study area was unpolluted and not enriched, respectively. The relationship between the heavy metals concentration and the organic matter, and the clay particle was proposed by using the multiple regression equations.

  17. On the behaviour of enhanced mixing in metal/ceramic interfaces

    Different ceramic substrates (MgO,Al2O3,SiO2,SiC) were covered by thin metallic films (Fe, Cu, Ni, Ti, Zr) using an MBE system. Ion beam mixing experiments were performed with 150 keV Ar-ions in the temperature range between 77 and 673 K and by fluences between 1x1016 and 8x1016 ions/cm2. Quantitative concentration depth profiles were obtained using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS). Surface topology was studied by high resolution scanning electron microscopy (HRSEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Fluence and temperature dependent surface roughening were concerned and subtracted prior to determine the intermixing in the samples. The possible formation of new phases was investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and conversion electron Moessbauer spectroscopy (CEMS). Three different transport processes, i.e. pure ballistic mixing (BM), chemical guided diffusion and radiation enhanced diffusion (RED), were separated using the different temperature behaviours

  18. PIXE study on Thai amulet. Phra Somdej Wat Rakhang

    Phra Somdej Wat Rakhang amulets which were one of the most famous Thai amulets created in an image of Lord Buddha meditation. They were made to explain the Dharma of Buddha and to bless every life in this world for good karma. Their compositions contained with both inorganic and organic materials such as shell lime, assorted flowers, ashes from incense urns, etc. Various molds were differed both types and compositions. In this work, it was the first time on advanced structural analysis using non-destructive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry methods; particle induced x-ray emission. Samples were selected by various molds to analyze theirs composition. Results revealed the presence of Ca, Al, K, Si and others such as Fe, Cu, Mn and Zn. It was also found that there were differences in concentration of composition. It can be concluded that their matrices were heterogeneous. Each mold may be characterized using the differences in its composition. (author)

  19. Characterization of heavy metal particles embedded in tire dust.

    Adachi, Kouji; Tainosho, Yoshiaki

    2004-10-01

    Tire dust is a significant pollutant, especially as a source of zinc in the urban environment. This study characterizes the morphology and chemical composition of heavy metal particles embedded in tire dust and traffic-related materials (brake dust, yellow paint, and tire tread) as measured by a field emission scanning electron microscope equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (FESEM/EDX). In 60 samples of tire dust, we detected 2288 heavy metal particles, which we classified into four groups using cluster analysis according to the following typical elements: cluster 1: Fe, cluster 2: Cr/Pb, cluster 3: multiple elements (Ti, Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn, Sr, Y, Zr, Sn, Sb, Ba, La, Ce, Pb), cluster 4: ZnO. According to their morphologies and chemical compositions, the possible sources of each cluster were as follows: (1) brake dust (particles rich in Fe and with trace Cu, Sb, and Ba), (2) yellow paint (CrPbO(4) particles), (3) brake dust (particulate Ti, Fe, Cu, Sb, Zr, and Ba) and heavy minerals (Y, Zr, La, and Ce), (4) tire tread (zinc oxide). When the chemical composition of tire dust was compared to that of tire tread, the tire dust was found to have greater concentrations of heavy metal elements as well as mineral or asphalt pavement material characterized by Al, Si, and Ca. We conclude that tire dust consists not only of the debris from tire wear but also of assimilated heavy metal particles emitted from road traffic materials such as brake lining and road paint. PMID:15337346

  20. Rapid dechlorination of chlorophenols in aqueous solution by [Ni|Cu] microcell

    Yin, Lifeng, E-mail: yinlifeng@gmail.com [State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Dai, Yunrong, E-mail: daiyunrong@mail.bnu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Niu, Junfeng, E-mail: junfengn@bnu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Bao, Yueping, E-mail: baoyueping@mail.bnu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Shen, Zhenyao, E-mail: zyshen@bnu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China)

    2012-03-30

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Rapid dechlorination of chlorophenols in aqueous solution can be achieved by [Ni|Cu] mixture. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The decomposition rates of chlorophenols by [Ni|Cu] were decuple of that by [Fe|Ni], [Fe|Cu], [Zn|Cu], or [Sn|Cu]. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ni{sup 0} acts as an indirect reductant and catalyst in dechlorination reaction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The H* corridor mechanism from Ni to Cu is proposed based on hydrogen spillover. - Abstract: The [Ni|Cu] microcell was prepared by mixing the Ni{sup 0} and Cu{sup 0} particles. The composition and crystal form were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope. The results evidenced the zero-valence metals Ni and Cu were exposed on the surface of particles mixture. The [Ni|Cu] microcell was employed to decompose chlorophenols in aqueous solution by reductive dechlorination. The dechlorination rates of chlorophenols by [Ni|Cu] were >10 times faster than those by [Fe|Cu], [Zn|Cu], [Sn|Cu], and [Fe|Ni] mixtures under the same conditions. [Ni|Cu] is different from other zero valent metals (ZVMs) in that it performed the best at neutral pH. The main products of chlorophenol dechlorination were cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone. The reduction kinetics was between pseudo zero-order and first-order, depending on the pH, concentration, and temperature. These results, combined with electrochemical analysis, suggested that Ni{sup 0} acted as a reductant and catalyst in dechlorination reaction. The H* corridor mechanism from Ni{sup 0} to Cu{sup 0} was also proposed based on hydrogen spillover. The inhibition on the release of Ni{sup 2+} by adding natural organic matters and adjusting pH was investigated.