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  1. Preparation and physical properties of (PVA0.7(NaBr0.3(H3PO4xM solid acid membrane for phosphoric acid – Fuel cells

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    F. Ahmad

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A solid acid membranes based on poly (vinyl alcohol (PVA, sodium bromide (NaBr and phosphoric acid (H3PO4 were prepared by a solution casting method. The morphological, IR, electrical and optical properties of the (PVA0.7(NaBr0.3(H3PO4xM solid acid membranes where x = 0.00, 0.85, 1.7, 3.4, 5.1 M were investigated. The variation of film morphology was examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM studies. FTIR spectroscopy has been used to characterize the structure of polymer and confirms the complexation of phosphoric acid with host polymeric matrix. The temperature dependent nature of ionic conductivity and the impedance of the polymer electrolytes were determined along with the associated activation energy. The ionic conductivity at room temperature was found to be strongly depends on the H3PO4 concentration which it has been achieved to be of the order 4.3 × 10−3 S/cm at ambient temperature. Optical measurements showed a decrease in optical band gap and an increase in band tail width with the increase of phosphoric acid. The data shows that the (PVA0.7(NaBr0.3(H3PO4xM solid acid membrane is promising for intermediate temperature phosphoric acid fuel cell applications.

  2. Synthesis and Characterization of a New St( Ⅱ ) Complex with Nicotinic Acid%一种新的配合物烟酸锶的合成及表征

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    贾金等; 廖辉伟; 周远; 潘亚妹; 姜珊; 张敏

    2011-01-01

    A novel complex of nicotinic acid with the formula Sr(C6 H4NO2)2·3H2 O was synthesized by treating car bonate salts of strontium with nicotinic acid under hydro thermal conditions. It has been characterized, assigned and ana lyzed by chemical and element analyses,FT-IR Spectromete (IR),X-ray powder diffraction(XRD) and thermaogravimetry analysis. IR spectra suggests that nicotinic acid is coordinated simultaneity with Sr(Ⅱ) via the carboxyl group to form bi-dentate chelates. TG-DTG investigated the thermal decomposition behavior of the title complex. X-ray powder diffract: indicated that a new substance was generated by hydrothermal reaction. The results show that the complex belongs monoclinic system,and the lattice parameters are:a=16. 282 5,6=13. 345 4,c=35. 285 7,β=lll. 682 7.%以碳酸锶为锶源,烟酸为配体合成了一种新的配合物Sr(C6 H4 NO2)2·3H2O.通过化学分析、元素分析、红外、热重和X-射线粉末衍射等手段对其组成、结构、性能进行了表征.结果表明烟酸以双齿桥式与Sr(Ⅱ)结合形成配合物;热分析结果显示该配合物的热分解过程包括失水、配体的氧化,最后完全分解为氧化物;分析测试结果表明该物质属于单斜晶系,晶胞参数为:a=16.282 5,b=13.345 4,c=35.285 7,β=111.682 7.

  3. Effects of 4X4 Block Scheduling

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    R. Brian Cobb

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available The effects of a 4 X 4 block scheduling program in a middle school on a variety of student measures were investigated. These measures included standardized achievement tests in mathematics, reading, and writing, cumulative and semester grades in middle school and high school, attendance rates, and enrollment rates in advanced high school courses (in mathematics only. The block scheduling program had been in effect for four years allowing analyses of current middle and high school students who had experienced a minimum of one and one-half years of block scheduling while in middle school. The primary research design was a post-test only, matched pairs design. Students were matched on school characteristics, gender, ethnicity, grade level, and 5th grade standardized reading scores. Results were relatively consistent with the extant literature and generally positive.

  4. Super-Yang-Mills theories on S4 x R

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    Kim, Jungmin; Lee, Kimyeong; Park, Jaemo

    2014-01-01

    We construct super-Yang-Mills theories on S4 x R, S4 x S1 and S4 x interval with the field content of maximal SYM, coupled to boundary degrees in the last case. These theories provide building blocks of the `5d uplifts' of gauge theories on S4, obtained by compactifying the 6d (2,0) theory. We pay special attention to the N=2* theory on S4. We also explain how to construct maximal SYM on S5 x R, and clarify when SYM theories can be put on S^n x R.

  5. GEANT4 X-ray transition radiation package

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    Grichine, V. M.; Sadilov, S. S.

    2006-07-01

    Implementation of particular C++ classes in G EANT4 X-ray transition radiation (XTR) library is discussed. Recent developments concerning the transparent regular XTR radiator and XTR generated in straw tube (consisting three media) are considered in details. Simulation results are compared with experimental data.

  6. Synthesis and Electrochemical Performance of Spinel LiMn2O4-x(SO4)x Cathode Materials

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    CHEN,Zhao-Yong(陈召勇); HE,Yi(贺益); LI,Zhi-Jie(李志杰); GAO,Li-Zhen(高利珍); JIANG,Qi(江奇); YU,Zuo-Long(于作龙)

    2002-01-01

    The spinel LiMn2O4-x(SO4)x compound cathode materials were synthesized by solid-state reaction of the calculated amounts of LiOH@H2O,MnO2 and MnSO4.The results of the electrochemical test demonstrated that these materials exhibited excellent electrochemical properties.The highest reversible capacity of these series of cathode materials was~120mAh/g,and after 50 cycles,this reversible capacity was still around 116 mAh/g with nearly 100% reversible efficiency,which revealed that doped sulfate ion could improve the structural stability of spinel.

  7. Dynamics of the tractor (4x2, and the occurrence of parasitic power circulation in the drive (4x4

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    Petrović Predrag T.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available When moving tractors with four-wheel drive (4x4 adhesion is achieved by utilization of the entire weight of the vehicle in relation to the movement of vehicles with two-wheel drive (4x2, when the exploitation only part of the weight of the vehicle, which is transmitted through the two operating point. Pulling characteristics in both variants depend on the achievement of optimum. In case that there is a incompatibility of kinematic movement of one wheel, relative to the second drive axle, and in certain types of transmissions, so-called. blocked by divorce, there is the possibility of useless forces or parasitic power, which not only does not participate in the implementation of the tractor, but is opposed to his where aborts conditions of movement of the wheels and the contact surface. In this paper, we give a short overview of the dynamics of movement of the tractor on the rise, with the drive (4x2 and review the possibility of parasitic forces in the drive (4x4 and the effect that created such a power could result in the tractor.

  8. An A4 x Z4 model for neutrino mixing

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    BenTov, Yoni; Zee, A

    2012-01-01

    The A4 x U(1) flavor model of He, Keum, and Volkas is extended to provide a minimal modification to tribimaximal mixing that accommodates a nonzero reactor angle theta13 ~ 0.1. The sequestering problem is circumvented by forbidding superheavy scales and large coupling constants which would otherwise generate sizable RG flows. The model is compatible with (but does not require) a stable or metastable dark matter candidate in the form of a complex scalar field with unit charge under a discrete subgroup Z4 of the U(1) flavor symmetry.

  9. Comparison for Specific Gravity of Advanced Clones Selected from 4x-4x and 4x-2x Crosses%4x-4x和4x-2x杂种后代高世代选系比重的比较

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    李莹; 吕文河; 白雅梅; 李文霞; 徐学谱

    2013-01-01

    马铃薯的比重是加工企业要考虑的一个重要性状。本研究的目的是比较4x-4x和4x-2x杂种后代高世代选系的比重,试图利用单向有性多倍化(Unilateral sexual polyploidization, USP)的方法从二倍体栽培种向四倍体普通栽培种转育高比重基因。四倍体亲本为品种或高世代选系,二倍体亲本是普通马铃薯栽培种(Solanum tuberosum)双单倍体与二倍体栽培种富利亚(S. phureja)杂种的互交后代,或经轮回选择适应长日照的S. phureja-S. stenotomum杂种后代。从4x-4x和4x-2x组合各选出17个高世代无性系,以‘克新18号’(鲜食)和‘夏坡地’(薯条加工)为对照,采用随机区组设计,2011~2012年在黑龙江省的加格达奇评价了4x-4x和4x-2x高世代选系比重的表现。4x-2x和4x-4x后代高世代选系比重平均为1.0727和1.0659,二者差异极显著。但是,4x-2x内和4x-4x内无性系的差异仍达极显著水平。4x-2x四倍体后代HJ04-18-17, HJ04-27-41, HJ04-22-19以及HJ04-15-36比重高于对照品种‘夏坡地’,并和其有显著差异。结果表明,和4x-4x组合相比,4x-2x组合后代含有较高的比重。%Specific gra vity is an important character to be considered in potato processing. The purposes of this research were to compare the specific gravity of advanced clones selected from 4x-4x and 4x-2x crosses and try transferring high specific gravity genes from cultivated diploid species to tetraploid cultivars. Tetraploid parents were cultivars or advanced selections;diploid parents were intercrossing progenies of haploid Tuberosum-Phureja hybrids, or S. phureja-S. stenotomum hybrids undergone current selection for long-day adaptation. Seventeen advanced clones were selected out from each type of 4x-4x and 4x-2x crosses and evaluated for their specific gravity in a randomized complete block design at Jiagedaqi, Heilongjiang in 2011 and 2012, using 'Kexin 18' (table

  10. The functional genetic link of NLGN4X knockdown and neurodevelopment in neural stem cells.

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    Shi, Lingling; Chang, Xiao; Zhang, Peilin; Coba, Marcelo P; Lu, Wange; Wang, Kai

    2013-09-15

    Genetic mutations in NLGN4X (neuroligin 4), including point mutations and copy number variants (CNVs), have been associated with susceptibility to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). However, it is unclear how mutations in NLGN4X result in neurodevelopmental defects. Here, we used neural stem cells (NSCs) as in vitro models to explore the impacts of NLGN4X knockdown on neurodevelopment. Using two shRNAmir-based vectors targeting NLGN4X and one control shRNAmir vector, we modulated NLGN4X expression and differentiated these NSCs into mature neurons. We monitored the neurodevelopmental process at Weeks 0, 0.5, 1, 2, 4 and 6, based on morphological analysis and whole-genome gene expression profiling. At the cellular level, in NSCs with NLGN4X knockdown, we observed increasingly delayed neuronal development and compromised neurite formation, starting from Week 2 through Week 6 post differentiation. At the molecular level, we identified multiple pathways, such as neurogenesis, neuron differentiation and muscle development, which are increasingly disturbed in cells with NLGN4X knockdown. Notably, several postsynaptic genes, including DLG4, NLGN1 and NLGN3, also have decreased expression. Based on in vitro models, NLGN4X knockdown directly impacts neurodevelopmental process during the formation of neurons and their connections. Our functional genomics study highlights the utility of NSCs models in understanding the functional roles of CNVs in affecting neurodevelopment and conferring susceptibility to neurodevelopmental diseases.

  11. A 4 X 4 X 416 digital SiPM array with 192 TDCs for multiple high-resolution timestamp acquisition

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    Mandai, S.; Charbon, E.

    2013-01-01

    We present a 4 X 4 array of digital silicon photomultipliers (D-SiPMs) capable of timestamping up to 48 photons per D-SiPM and we show the advantage of generating multiple timestamps in the context of positron emission tomography (PET). The D-SiPMs have a pitch of 800 μm and comprise 416 pixels

  12. A 4 X 4 X 416 digital SiPM array with 192 TDCs for multiple high-resolution timestamp acquisition

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    Mandai, S.; Charbon, E.

    2013-01-01

    We present a 4 X 4 array of digital silicon photomultipliers (D-SiPMs) capable of timestamping up to 48 photons per D-SiPM and we show the advantage of generating multiple timestamps in the context of positron emission tomography (PET). The D-SiPMs have a pitch of 800 μm and comprise 416 pixels each

  13. Magnetic properties and electronic structure of Gd{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}X{sub 4} (X=Ge,Sn)

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    Szytula, A.; Penc, B.; Wawrzynska, E. [M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Krakow (Poland); Jezierski, A. [Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznan (Poland); Zygmunt, A. [W. Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okolna 2, 50-442 Wroclaw (Poland)

    2006-01-01

    Polycrystalline samples of Gd{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}X{sub 4}(X=Ge,Sn) were investigated by means of magnetometry and XPS. Additionally, calculations of the electronic structures with the TB-LMTO method were performed for both compounds. They were found to be antiferromagnets; the stannide - below 13 K and the germanide - below 11 K. The electronic structures determined from the photoemission spectra agree well with the results of the calculations. Analysis of the core levels indicates presence of the Cu{sup +1} ions in both compounds. Besides, charge transfers from the Cu and Ge atoms, the latter only in Gd{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4}, were detected. (copyright 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  14. Synthetic approaches to peptides containing the L-Gln-L-Val-D(S)-Dmt motif.

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    Suaifan, Ghadeer A R Y; Arafat, Tawfiq; Threadgill, Michael D

    2007-05-15

    The pseudoprolines S-Dmo (5,5-dimethyl-4-oxaproline) and R-Dmt (5,5-dimethyl-4-thiaproline) have been used to study the effects of forcing a fully cis conformation in peptides. Synthesis of peptides containing these (which have the same configuration as L-Pro) is straightforward. However, synthesis of peptides containing S-Dmt is difficult, owing to the rapid cyclisation of L-Aaa-S-Dmt amides and esters to form the corresponding diketopiperazines (DKP); thus the intermediacy of L-Aaa-S-Dmt amides and esters must be avoided in the synthetic sequence. Peptides containing the L-Gln-L-Val-D(S)-Dmt motif are particularly difficult, owing to the insolubility of coupling partners containing Gln. Introduction of Gln as N-Boc-pyroglutamate overcame the latter difficulty and the dipeptide active ester BocPygValOC(6)F(5) coupled in good yield with S-DmtOH. BocPygVal-S- DmtNH(CH(2))(2)C(6)H(4)NO(2) was converted quantitatively to BocGlnVal-S-DmtNH(CH(2))(2)C(6)H(4)NO(2) with ammonia, demonstrating the utility of this approach. Two peptide derivatives (CbzSerLysLeuGlnVal-S-DmtNH(CH(2))(2)C(6)H(4)NO(2) and CbzSerSerLysLeuGlnVal-S- DmtNH(CH(2))(2)C(6)H(4)NO(2)) were assembled, using these new methods of coupling a dipeptide acid active ester with S-DmtOH and introduction of Gln as Pyg, followed by conventional peptide couplings. The presence of the Val caused these peptides to be cleaved very slowly by prostate-specific antigen (PSA) at Leu Gln, rather than the expected Gln Val.

  15. Approaching Minimal Flavour Violation from an S4 x SU(5) SUSY GUT

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    Dimou, Maria; Luhn, Christoph

    2015-01-01

    We show how approximate Minimal Flavour Violation (MFV) can emerge from an SU(5) Supersymmetric Grand Unified Theory (SUSY GUT) supplemented by an S4 x U(1) family symmetry, which provides a good description of all quark and lepton (including neutrino) masses, mixings and CP violation. Assuming a SUSY breaking mechanism which respects the family symmetry, we calculate in full explicit detail the low energy mass insertion parameters in the super-CKM basis, including the effects of canonical normalisation and renormalisation group running. We find that the very simple family symmetry S4 x U(1) is sufficient to approximately reproduce the effects of low energy MFV.

  16. Molecular clusters Cs3X3 and Cs4X4 (X = Br, I: Quantum chemical study of structure and thermodynamic properties

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    Stanley F. Mwanga

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The properties of trimer Cs3X3 and tetramer Cs4X4 (X = Br, I molecules have been studied using DFT with B3LYP5 functional and MP2 and MP4 methods. Two equilibrium geometrical structures of trimers, hexagonal (D3h and “butterfly-shaped” (Cs, and one for tetramers, distorted cubic (Td, are confirmed to exist; geometrical parameters and vibrational spectra are determined. The relative concentration of Cs3X3 isomers has been evaluated; the butterfly-shaped isomer dominates over hexagonal in saturated vapour in a broad temperature range. The dissociation reactions through different channels have been considered and enthalpies of formation ∆fH°(0 of clusters determined: ‒858 ± 20 kJ⋅mol‒1 (Cs3Br3, ‒698 ± 20 kJ⋅mol‒1 (Cs3I3, ‒1270 ± 30 kJ⋅mol‒1 (Cs4Br4 and ‒1045 ± 30 kJ⋅mol‒1 (Cs4I4. The Gibbs free energies ∆rG°(T calculated for the dissociation reactions of trimer and tetramer molecules have indicated that these molecules are resistive in narrow temperature range only and decompose spontaneously with temperature increase with elimination of dimer molecules.

  17. Splitting of folded strings in AdS{sub 4} x CP {sup 3}

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    Wu, Jun-Bao [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of High Energy Physics, and Theoretical Physics Center for Science Facilities, Beijing (China); CAS, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, Beijing (China)

    2012-08-15

    We study classically splitting of two kinds of folded string solution in AdS{sub 4} x CP {sup 3}. Conserved charges of the produced fragments are computed for each case. We find interesting patterns among these conserved charges. (orig.)

  18. F-string Solution in AdS4 X CP3 PP-wave Background

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    Banerjee, Gourav

    2016-01-01

    We present supergravity solution for F-string in pp wave background obtained from AdS4 X CP3 with zero flat directions.The classical solution is shown to break all space-time supersymmetries. We explicitly write down the standard as well as supernumerary Killing spinors both for the background and F-string solution.

  19. Data of evolutionary structure change: 1CPDA-2CL4X [Confc[Archive

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    Full Text Available 1CPDA-2CL4X 1CPD 2CL4 A X LVHVASVEKGRSYEDFQK---VYNAIALKLREDDEYDNY...IGYGPVLVRLAWHISGTWDKHDNTGGSYGGTYRFKKEFNDPSNAGLQNGFKFLEPIHKEFPWISSGDLFSLGGVTAVQEMQGPKIPWRCGRVDTPEDTTPDNGRLPDA...GFIAEK-------RCAPLMLRLAWHSAGTFDKGTKTGGPF-GTIKHPAELAHSANNGLDIAVRLLEPLKAEFPILSYADFYQLAGVVAVEVTGGPEVPFHPGREDKP--EPPPEGRLPDA...fEVID> 0 1CPD A 1CPDA...EVID> 1 1CPD A 1CPDA

  20. A High-Efficiency 4x45W Car Audio Power Amplifier using Load Current Sharing

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    Mensink, C.H.J.; Mensink, C.; van Tuijl, Adrianus Johannes Maria; Gierkink, Sander L.J.; Mostert, F.; van der Zee, Ronan A.R.

    2010-01-01

    A 4x45W (EIAJ) monolithic car audio power amplifier is presented that achieves a power dissipation decrease of nearly 2x over standard class AB operation by sharing load currents between loudspeakers. Output signals are conditioned using a common-mode control loop to allow switch placement between l

  1. A High-Efficiency 4x45W Car Audio Power Amplifier using Load Current Sharing

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    Mensink, C.H.J.; Mensink, C.; van Tuijl, Adrianus Johannes Maria; Gierkink, Sander L.J.; Mostert, F.; van der Zee, Ronan A.R.

    2010-01-01

    A 4x45W (EIAJ) monolithic car audio power amplifier is presented that achieves a power dissipation decrease of nearly 2x over standard class AB operation by sharing load currents between loudspeakers. Output signals are conditioned using a common-mode control loop to allow switch placement between

  2. Monolithically integrated 4x4 SOA switch fabricated using quantum well intermixing

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    Millett, Ronald; Hinzer, Karin; Hall, Trevor; Poirier, Maxime; Schriemer, Henry

    2009-02-01

    Monolithically-integrated semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) have the potential for enabling high-speed and low-crosstalk optical switches in reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs). Using integrated 4x4 switches as the building blocks for large-scale ROADMs, instead of 2x2 switches, will reduce alignment issues and assembly steps during manufacturing. The switch is based on SOAs, quantum well intermixed (QWI) passive 1x4 MMI splitters/combiners, and total internal reflection mirrors. We present the results of the 4x4 switch design, for a switch of 5.3 mm x 3.5 mm in size, with estimated total excess on-chip losses of 23 dB.

  3. Algorithm of dynamic stabilization system for a car 4x4 with a link rear axle

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    M. M. Jileikin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The slow development of active safety systems of the automobile all-wheel drive vehicles is the cause of lack of researches in the field of power distribution under the specific conditions of movement. The purpose of work is to develop methods to control a curvilinear motion of 4x4 cars with a link to the rear axle that provides the increase in directional and trajectory stability of the car. The paper analyses the known methods to increase wheeled vehicles movement stability. It also offers a method for power flow redistribution in the transmission of the car 4x4 with a link to the rear axle, providing the increase in directional and trajectory stability of the car.To study the performance and effectiveness of the proposed method a mathematical model of the moving car 4x4 with a link to the rear axle is developed. Simulation methods allowed us to establish the following:1. for car 4x4 with redistribution of torque between the driving axles in the range of 100:0 - 50:50 and with redistribution of torque between the wheels of the rear axle in the range of 0:100 the most effective are the stabilization algorithms used in combination “Lowing power consumption of the engine +Creation of stabilizing the moment due to the redistribution of torque on different wheels", providing the increase in directional and trajectory stability by 12...93%;2. for car 4x4 with redistribution of torque between the driving axles in the range 100:0 - 0:100 and with redistribution of torque between the wheels of the rear axle in the range of 0:100 the best option is a combination of algorithms "Lowing power consumption of the engine + Creation of stabilizing moment due to redistribution of torques on different wheels", providing the increase in directional and trajectory stability by 27...93%.A comparative analysis of algorithms efficiency of dynamic stabilization system operation for two-axle wheeled vehicles depending on the torque redistribution between the driving

  4. NiFe(C2O4)x as a heterogeneous Fenton catalyst for removal of methyl orange.

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    Liu, Yucan; Zhang, Guangming; Chong, Shan; Zhang, Nan; Chang, Huazhen; Huang, Ting; Fang, Shunyan

    2017-05-01

    This paper studies a heterogeneous Fenton catalyst NiFe(C2O4)x, which showed better catalytic activity than Ni(C2O4)x and better re-usability than Fe(C2O4)x. The methyl orange removal efficiency was 98% in heterogeneous Fenton system using NiFe(C2O4)x. The prepared NiFe(C2O4)x had a laminated shape and the size was in the range of 2-4 μm, and Ni was doped into catalyst's structure successfully. The NiFe(C2O4)x had a synergistic effect of catalyst of 24.7 for methyl orange removal, and the dope of Ni significantly reduced the leaching of Fe by 77%. The reaction factors and kinetics were investigated. Under the optimal conditions, 0.4 g/L of catalyst dose and 10 mmol/L of hydrogen peroxide concentration, 98% of methyl orange was removed within 20 min. Analysis showed that hydroxyl radicals and superoxide radicals participated in the reaction. With NiFe(C2O4)x catalyst, the suitable pH range for heterogeneous Fenton system was wide from 3 to 10. The catalyst showed good efficiency after five times re-use. NiFe(C2O4)x provided great potential in treatment of refractory wastewater with excellent property.

  5. Science teachers' understanding and use of instructional strategies within the 4 x 4 block schedule

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    Grosshans, Kurt

    The primary purpose of this researcher was to investigate how science teachers engage students under the 4 x 4 block schedule and how the teachers' understanding of how they use instructional strategies influenced their lessons. As an inquiry-based approach has been adopted by the National Science Standards, research has suggested that block scheduling provides more time for teachers to incorporate varied strategies such as inquiry-based and cooperative learning teaching which have philosophical roots in a social constructivist philosophy. This research investigated the questions: What instructional strategies do science teachers use to engage students on the 4 x 4 block schedule? How do science teachers understand their use of instructional strategies? The methodology was qualitative in nature and involved a multiple case study of three high school science teachers at a large rural county high school. Data sources included pre-observation interviews, classroom observations, post-observation interviews, and the collection of documents and artifacts such as lesson plans, student hand-outs, worksheets, laboratory exercises, homework and other document(s) the teacher used to prepare for or implement a lesson. The evidence observed in this study, suggests that the strategies used by these three science teachers remain mostly didactic in nature. Although the teachers reported in the interview phase of this research that they use a wide variety of strategies, what was observed within the 4 x 4 block structure was the use of different didactic strategies, not different holistic strategies. Although the teachers were aware of more holistic strategies such as inquiry-based and cooperative learning, they were not adopted nor adapted within the lesson. The three teachers used strategies that were consistent with their scientific realist views concerning the nature of science. These scientific realist philosophies are antithetical to a social constructivist approach to

  6. Spinning strings in AdS{sub 4} x CP{sup 3} and quantum corrections

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    Alday, L.F.; Arutyunov, G. [Institute for Theoretical Physics and Spinoza Institute, Utrecht University (Netherlands); Bykov, D. [School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland); Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2009-05-15

    We derive the one-loop correction to the space-time energy of a folded string in AdS{sub 4} x CP{sup 3} carrying spin S in AdS{sub 4} and angular momentum J in CP{sup 3} in the long string approximation. From this general result in the limit J log S we obtain the one-loop correction to the cusp anomalous dimension which turns out to be -(5 log 2)/(2{pi}). This value appears to be in conflict with the prediction from the recently conjectured all-loop Bethe ansatz. (Abstract Copyright [2009], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  7. SU_L(4) x U(1) model for electroweak unification

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    Fayyazuddin, A

    2004-01-01

    After some general remarks about SU_L(4) electroweak unification, the model is extended to SU_L(4)xU_X(1) to accomodate fractionally charged quarks. The unification scale is expected to be in TeV region. A right-handed Majorana neutrino along with known lepton are put in the fundamental representation of SU_L(4) with Y_X=0. The see-saw mechanism for neutrino masses and flavor mixing in neutrino sector is a natural feature of the model. The lepton number violating processes can occure through dilepton gauge bosons contained in the model.

  8. Optical 4x4 hitless slicon router for optical networks-on-chip (NoC).

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    Sherwood-Droz, Nicolás; Wang, Howard; Chen, Long; Lee, Benjamin G; Biberman, Aleksandr; Bergman, Keren; Lipson, Michal

    2008-09-29

    We demonstrate here a spatially non-blocking optical 4x4 router with a footprint of 0.07 mm(2) for use in future integrated photonic interconnection networks. The device is dynamically switched using thermo-optically tuned silicon microring resonators with a wavelength shift to power ratio of 0.25nm/mW. The design can route four optical inputs to four outputs with individual bandwidths of up to 38.5 GHz. All tested configurations successfully routed a single-wavelength laser and provided a maximum extinction ratio larger than 20 dB.

  9. Arctic sea ice and atmospheric circulation under the abrupt4xCO2 scenario

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    YU Xiaoyong; Annette Rinke; JI Duoying; CUI Xuefeng; John C Moore

    2014-01-01

    We analyze sea ice changes from eight different earth system models that have conducted experiment abrupt4xCO2 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5). In response to abrupt quadrupling of CO2 from preindustrial levels, Arctic temperatures dramatically rise by about 10°C—16°C in winter and the seasonal sea ice cycle and sea ice concentration are signiifcantly changed compared with the pre-industrial control simulations (piControl). Changes of Arctic sea ice concentration are spatially correlated with temperature patterns in all seasons and highest in autumn. Changes in sea ice are associated with changes in atmospheric circulation patterns at heights up to the jet stream. While the pattern of sea level pressure changes is generally similar to the surface air temperature change pattern, the wintertime 500 hPa circulation displays a positive Paciifc North America (PNA) anomaly under abrupt4xCO2-piControl. This large scale teleconnection may contribute to, or feedback on, the simulated sea ice cover change and is associated with an intensiifcation of the jet stream over East Asia and the north Paciifc in winter.

  10. Size effects in the Li(4+x)Ti(5)O(12) spinel.

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    Borghols, W J H; Wagemaker, M; Lafont, U; Kelder, E M; Mulder, F M

    2009-12-16

    The nanosized Li(4+x)Ti(5)O(12) spinel is investigated by electrochemical (dis)charging and neutron diffraction. The near-surface environment of the nanosized particles allows higher Li ion occupancies, leading to a larger storage capacity. However, too high surface lithium storage leads to irreversible capacity loss, most likely due to surface reconstruction or mechanical failure. A mechanism where the large near-surface capacity ultimately leads to surface reconstruction rationalizes the existence of an optimal particle size. Recent literature attributes the curved voltage profiles, leading to a reduced length of the voltage plateau, of nanosized electrode particles to strain and interface energy from the coexisting end members. However, the unique zero-strain property of the Li(4+x)Ti(5)O(12) spinel implies a different origin of the curved voltage profiles observed for its nanosized crystallites. It is proposed to be the consequence of different structural environments in the near-surface region, depending on the distance from the surface and surface orientation, leading to a distribution of redox potentials in the near-surface area. This phenomenon may be expected to play a significant role in all nanoinsertion materials displaying the typical curved voltage curves with reduced length of the constant-voltage plateau.

  11. Une méthode en 4 x 4 pour l’analyse des besoins

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    Laurence Oger

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La production d’une formation à distance (FAD est un processus d’analyse et de régulation permanentes centré sur les besoins du public cible. Dans la formation « Cap sur les méthodes de travail » destinée à des étudiants de l’enseignement supérieur (ES, ce processus est comparé à un parcours en « 4 x 4 circulaire et progressif ». Une boucle de ce parcours (ou boucle de régulation comporte quatre étapes permettant de s’interroger successivement sur « Qui » veut « Quoi », « Pourquoi » et « Comment » dans cette formation à distance. Quatre éclairages particuliers donnés par les concepteurs, des utilisateurs potentiels, des expérimentateurs et des utilisateurs effectifs apportent des éléments de réponse à ces questions. Tout au long du projet de production de la formation, chaque boucle de cette méthode 4 x 4 remet le dispositif en question et produit des pistes de régulation, dans un contexte où le public, les besoins et les ressources sont en continuelle évolution.

  12. Phenomenological Implications of an S4 x SU(5) SUSY GUT of Flavour

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    Dimou, Maria; Luhn, Christoph

    2015-01-01

    We discuss the low energy phenomenological implications of an SU(5) Supersymmetric Grand Unified Theory (SUSY GUT) whose flavour structure is controlled by the family symmetry S4 x U(1), which provides a good description of all quark and lepton masses, mixings as well as CP violation. Although the model closely mimics Minimal Flavour Violation (MFV) as shown in arXiv:1511.07886, here we focus on the differences. We first present numerical estimates of the low energy mass insertion parameters, including canonical normalisation and renormalisation group running, for well-defined ranges of SUSY parameters and compare the naive model expectations to the numerical scans and the experimental bounds. Our results are then used to estimate the predictions for Electric Dipole Moments (EDMs), Lepton Flavour Violation (LFV), B and K meson mixing as well as rare B decays. The largest observable deviations from MFV come from the LFV process mu --> e gamma and the EDMs.

  13. Two Component Dark Matters in S_4 x Z_2 Flavor Symmetric Extra U(1) Model

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    Daikoku, Yasuhiro; Toma, Takashi

    2011-01-01

    We study cosmic-ray anomaly observed by PAMELA based on E_6 inspired extra U(1) model with S_4 x Z_2 flavor symmetry. In our model, the lightest flavon has very long lifetime of O(10^{18)) second which is longer than the age of the universe, but not long enough to explain the PAMELA result ~ O(10^{26}) sec. Such a situation could be avoidable by considering that the flavon is not the dominant component of dark matters and the dominant one is the lightest neutralino. With appropriate parameter set, density parameter of dark matter and over-abundance of positron flux in cosmic-ray are realized at the same time. There is interesting correlation between spectrum of positron flux and V_{MNS}. No excess of anti-proton in cosmic-ray suggests that sfermions are heavier than 4 TeV and the masses of the light Higgs bosons are degenerated.

  14. Observation of the suppression of the flux of cosmic rays above 4x10(19) eV

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    Abraham, J.; Abreu, P.; Aglietta, M.; Aguirre, C.; Allard, D.; Allekotte, I.; Allen, J.; Allison, P.; Alvarez-Muniz, J.; Ambrosio, M.; Anchordoqui, L.; Andringa, S.; Anzalone, A.; Aramo, C.; Argiro, S.; Arisaka, K.; Armengaud, E.; Arneodo, F.; Arqueros, F.; Asch, T.; Asorey, H.; Assis, P.; Atulugama, B. S.; Aublin, J.; Ave, M.; Avila, G.; Backer, T.; Badagnani, D.; Barbosa, A. F.; Barnhill, D.; Barroso, S. L. C.; Baughman, B.; Bauleo, P.; Beatty, J. J.; Beau, T.; Becker, B. R.; Becker, K. H.; Bellido, J. A.; BenZvi, S.; Berat, C.; Bergmann, T.; Bernardini, P.; Bertou, X.; Biermann, P. L.; Billoir, P.; Blanch-Bigas, O.; Blanco, F.; Blasi, P.; Bleve, C.; Mer, H. Blu; Bohacova, M.; Bonifazi, C.; Bonino, R.; Brack, J.; Brogueira, P.; Brown, W. C.; Buchholz, P.; Bueno, A.; Burton, R. E.; Busca, N. G.; Caballero-Mora, K. S.; Cai, B.; Camin, D. V.; Caramete, L.; Caruso, R.; Carvalho, W.; Castellina, A.; Catalano, O.; Cataldi, G.; Cazon, L.; Cester, R.; Chauvin, J.; Chiavassa, A.; Chinellato, J. A.; Chou, A.; Chudoba, J.; Chye, J.; Clark, P. D. J.; Clay, R. W.; Colombo, E.; Conceicao, R.; Connolly, B.; Contreras, F.; Coppens, J.; Cordier, A.; Cotti, U.; Coutu, S.; Covault, C. E.; Creusot, A.; Criss, A.; Cronin, J.; Curutiu, A.; Dagoret-Campagne, S.; Daumiller, K.; Dawson, B. R.; de Almeida, R. M.; de Donato, C.; de Jong, S. J.; De La Vega, G.; Junior, W. J. M. de Mello; de Mello Neto, J. R. T.; De Mitri, I.; de Souza, V.; del Peral, L.; Deligny, O.; Della Selva, A.; Delle Fratte, C.; Dembinski, H.; Di Giulio, C.; Diaz, J. C.; Diep, P. N.; Dobrigkeit, C.; D'Olivo, J. C.; Dong, P. N.; Dornic, D.; Dorofeev, A.; dos Anjos, J. C.; Dova, M. T.; D'Urso, D.; Dutan, I.; DuVernois, M. A.; Engel, R.; Epele, L.; Escobar, C. O.; Etchegoyen, A.; Luis, P. Facal San; Falcke, H.; Farrar, G.; Fauth, A. C.; Fazzini, N.; Ferrer, F.; Ferrero, A.; Fick, B.; Filevich, A.; Filipcic, A.; Fleck, I.; Fracchiolla, C. E.; Fulgione, W.; Garcia, B.; Gamez, D. Garcia; Garcia-Pinto, D.; Garrido, X.; Geenen, H.; Gelmini, G.; Gemmeke, H.; Ghia, P. L.; Giller, M.; Glass, H.; Gold, M. S.; Golup, G.; Albarracin, F. Gomez; Berisso, M. Gomez; Goncalves, P.; do Amaral, M. Goncalves; Gonzalez, D.; Gonzalez, J. G.; Gonzalez, M.; Gora, D.; Gorgi, A.; Gouffon, P.; Grassi, V.; Grillo, A. F.; Grunfeld, C.; Guardincerri, Y.; Guarino, F.; Guedes, G. P.; Gutierrez, J.; Hague, J. D.; Halenka, V.; Hamilton, J. C.; Hansen, P.; Harari, D.; Harmsma, S.; Harton, J. L.; Haungs, A.; Hauschildt, T.; Healy, M. D.; Hebbeker, T.; Hebrero, G.; Heck, D.; Hojvat, C.; Holmes, V. C.; Homola, P.; Horandel, J. R.; Horneffer, A.; Hrabovsky, M.; Huege, T.; Hussain, M.; Iarlori, M.; Insolia, A.; Ionita, F.; Italiano, A.; Kaducak, M.; Kampert, K. H.; Karova, T.; Kasper, P.; Kegl, B.; Keilhauer, B.; Kemp, E.; Kieckhafer, R. M.; Klages, H. O.; Kleifges, M.; Kleinfeller, J.; Knapik, R.; Knapp, J.; Koang, D. -H.; Krieger, A.; Kroemer, O.; Kuempel, D.; Kunka, N.; Kusenko, A.; La Rosa, G.; Lachaud, C.; Lago, B. L.; Lebrun, D.; Lebrun, P.; Lee, J.; de Oliveira, M. A. Leigui; Letessier-Selvon, A.; Leuthold, M.; Lhenry-Yvon, I.; Lopez, R.; Aguera, A. Lopez; Bahilo, J. Lozano; Lucero, A.; Garcia, R. Luna; Maccarone, M. C.; Macolino, C.; Maldera, S.; Mancarella, G.; Mancenido, M. E.; Mandat, D.; Mantsch, P.; Mariazzi, A. G.; Maris, I. C.; Falcon, H. R. Marquez; Martello, D.; Martinez, J.; Bravo, O. Martinez; Mathes, H. J.; Matthews, J.; Matthews, J. A. J.; Matthiae, G.; Maurizio, D.; Mazur, P. O.; McCauley, T.; McEwen, M.; McNeil, R. R.; Medina, M. C.; Medina-Tanco, G.; Melo, D.; Menichetti, E.; Menschikov, A.; Meurer, C.; Meyhandan, R.; Micheletti, M. I.; Miele, G.; Miller, W.; Mollerach, S.; Monasor, M.; Ragaigne, D. Monnier; Montanet, F.; Morales, B.; Morello, C.; Moreno, J. C.; Morris, C.; Mostafa, M.; Muller, M. A.; Mussa, R.; Navarra, G.; Navarro, J. L.; Navas, S.; Necesal, P.; Nellen, L.; Newman-Holmes, C.; Newton, D.; Nhung, P. T.; Nierstenhoefer, N.; Nitz, D.; Nosek, D.; Nozka, L.; Oehlschlaeger, J.; Ohnuki, T.; Olinto, A.; Olmos-Gilbaja, V. M.; Ortiz, M.; Ortolani, F.; Ostapchenko, S.; Otero, L.; Pacheco, N.; Selmi-Dei, D. Pakk; Palatka, M.; Pallotta, J.; Parente, G.; Parizot, E.; Parlati, S.; Pastor, S.; Patel, M.; Paul, T.; Pavlidou, V.; Payet, K.; Pech, M.; Pekala, J.; Pelayo, R.; Pepe, I. M.; Perrone, L.; Pesce, R.; Petrera, S.; Petrinca, P.; Petrov, Y.; Pichel, A.; Piegaia, R.; Pierog, T.; Pimenta, M.; Pinto, T.; Pirronello, V.; Pisanti, O.; Platino, M.; Pochon, J.; Privitera, P.; Prouza, M.; Quel, E. J.; Rautenberg, J.; Redondo, A.; Reucroft, S.; Revenu, B.; Rezende, F. A. S.; Ridky, J.; Riggi, S.; Risse, M.; Riviere, C.; Rizi, V.; Roberts, M.; Robledo, C.; Rodriguez, G.; Martino, J. Rodriguez; Rojo, J. Rodriguez; Rodriguez-Cabo, I.; Rodriguez-Frias, M. D.; Ros, G.; Rosado, J.; Roth, M.; Rouille-d'Orfeuil, B.; Roulet, E.; Rovero, A. C.; Salamida, F.; Salazar, H.; Salina, G.; Sanchez, F.; Santander, M.; Santo, C. E.; Santos, E. M.; Sarazin, F.; Sarkar, S.; Sato, R.; Scherini, V.; Schieler, H.; Schmidt, A.; Schmidt, F.; Schmidt, T.; Scholten, O.; Schovanek, P.; Schroeder, F.; Schulte, S.; Schuessler, F.; Sciutto, S. J.; Scuderi, M.; Segreto, A.; Semikoz, D.; Settimo, M.; Shellard, R. C.; Sidelnik, I.; Siffert, B. B.; Sigl, G.; De Grande, N. Smetniansky; Smialkowski, A.; Smida, R.; Smith, A. G. K.; Smith, B. E.; Snow, G. R.; Sokolsky, P.; Sommers, P.; Sorokin, J.; Spinka, H.; Squartini, R.; Strazzeri, E.; Stutz, A.; Suarez, F.; Suomijaervi, T.; Supanitsky, A. D.; Sutherland, M. S.; Swain, J.; Szadkowski, Z.; Takahashi, J.; Tamashiro, A.; Tamburro, A.; Tarutina, T.; Tascau, O.; Tcaciuc, R.; Thao, N. T.; Thomas, D.; Ticona, R.; Tiffenberg, J.; Timmermans, C.; Tkaczyk, W.; Peixoto, C. J. Todero; Tome, B.; Tonachini, A.; Torres, I.; Travnicek, P.; Tripathi, A.; Tristram, G.; Tscherniakhovski, D.; Tuci, V.; Tueros, M.; Tunnicliffe, V.; Ulrich, R.; Unger, M.; Urban, M.; Galicia, J. F. Valdes; Valino, I.; Valore, L.; van den Berg, A. M.; van Elewyck, V.; Vazquez, R. A.; Veberic, D.; Veiga, A.; Velarde, A.; Venters, T.; Verzi, V.; Videla, M.; Villasenor, L.; Vorobiov, S.; Voyvodic, L.; Wahlberg, H.; Wahrlich, P.; Wainberg, O.; Walker, P.; Warner, D.; Watson, A. A.; Westerhoff, S.; Wieczorek, G.; Wiencke, L.; Wilczynska, B.; Wilczynski, H.; Wileman, C.; Winnick, M. G.; Wu, H.; Wundheiler, B.; Yamamoto, T.; Younk, P.; Zas, E.; Zavrtanik, D.; Zavrtanik, M.; Zaw, I.; Zepeda, A.; Ziolkowski, M.

    2008-01-01

    The energy spectrum of cosmic rays above 2.5 x 10(18) eV, derived from 20 000 events recorded at the Pierre Auger Observatory, is described. The spectral index gamma of the particle flux, J proportional to E(-gamma), at energies between 4 x 10(18) eV and 4 x 10(19) eV is 2.69 +/- 0.02(stat) +/- 0.06

  15. Observation of the suppression of the flux of cosmic rays above 4x10(19) eV

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    Abraham, J.; Abreu, P.; Aglietta, M.; Aguirre, C.; Allard, D.; Allekotte, I.; Allen, J.; Allison, P.; Alvarez-Muniz, J.; Ambrosio, M.; Anchordoqui, L.; Andringa, S.; Anzalone, A.; Aramo, C.; Argiro, S.; Arisaka, K.; Armengaud, E.; Arneodo, F.; Arqueros, F.; Asch, T.; Asorey, H.; Assis, P.; Atulugama, B. S.; Aublin, J.; Ave, M.; Avila, G.; Backer, T.; Badagnani, D.; Barbosa, A. F.; Barnhill, D.; Barroso, S. L. C.; Baughman, B.; Bauleo, P.; Beatty, J. J.; Beau, T.; Becker, B. R.; Becker, K. H.; Bellido, J. A.; BenZvi, S.; Berat, C.; Bergmann, T.; Bernardini, P.; Bertou, X.; Biermann, P. L.; Billoir, P.; Blanch-Bigas, O.; Blanco, F.; Blasi, P.; Bleve, C.; Mer, H. Blu; Bohacova, M.; Bonifazi, C.; Bonino, R.; Brack, J.; Brogueira, P.; Brown, W. C.; Buchholz, P.; Bueno, A.; Burton, R. E.; Busca, N. G.; Caballero-Mora, K. S.; Cai, B.; Camin, D. V.; Caramete, L.; Caruso, R.; Carvalho, W.; Castellina, A.; Catalano, O.; Cataldi, G.; Cazon, L.; Cester, R.; Chauvin, J.; Chiavassa, A.; Chinellato, J. A.; Chou, A.; Chudoba, J.; Chye, J.; Clark, P. D. J.; Clay, R. W.; Colombo, E.; Conceicao, R.; Connolly, B.; Contreras, F.; Coppens, J.; Cordier, A.; Cotti, U.; Coutu, S.; Covault, C. E.; Creusot, A.; Criss, A.; Cronin, J.; Curutiu, A.; Dagoret-Campagne, S.; Daumiller, K.; Dawson, B. R.; de Almeida, R. M.; de Donato, C.; de Jong, S. J.; De La Vega, G.; Junior, W. J. M. de Mello; de Mello Neto, J. R. T.; De Mitri, I.; de Souza, V.; del Peral, L.; Deligny, O.; Della Selva, A.; Delle Fratte, C.; Dembinski, H.; Di Giulio, C.; Diaz, J. C.; Diep, P. N.; Dobrigkeit, C.; D'Olivo, J. C.; Dong, P. N.; Dornic, D.; Dorofeev, A.; dos Anjos, J. C.; Dova, M. T.; D'Urso, D.; Dutan, I.; DuVernois, M. A.; Engel, R.; Epele, L.; Escobar, C. O.; Etchegoyen, A.; Luis, P. Facal San; Falcke, H.; Farrar, G.; Fauth, A. C.; Fazzini, N.; Ferrer, F.; Ferrero, A.; Fick, B.; Filevich, A.; Filipcic, A.; Fleck, I.; Fracchiolla, C. E.; Fulgione, W.; Garcia, B.; Gamez, D. Garcia; Garcia-Pinto, D.; Garrido, X.; Geenen, H.; Gelmini, G.; Gemmeke, H.; Ghia, P. L.; Giller, M.; Glass, H.; Gold, M. S.; Golup, G.; Albarracin, F. Gomez; Berisso, M. Gomez; Goncalves, P.; do Amaral, M. Goncalves; Gonzalez, D.; Gonzalez, J. G.; Gonzalez, M.; Gora, D.; Gorgi, A.; Gouffon, P.; Grassi, V.; Grillo, A. F.; Grunfeld, C.; Guardincerri, Y.; Guarino, F.; Guedes, G. P.; Gutierrez, J.; Hague, J. D.; Halenka, V.; Hamilton, J. C.; Hansen, P.; Harari, D.; Harmsma, S.; Harton, J. L.; Haungs, A.; Hauschildt, T.; Healy, M. D.; Hebbeker, T.; Hebrero, G.; Heck, D.; Hojvat, C.; Holmes, V. C.; Homola, P.; Horandel, J. R.; Horneffer, A.; Hrabovsky, M.; Huege, T.; Hussain, M.; Iarlori, M.; Insolia, A.; Ionita, F.; Italiano, A.; Kaducak, M.; Kampert, K. H.; Karova, T.; Kasper, P.; Kegl, B.; Keilhauer, B.; Kemp, E.; Kieckhafer, R. M.; Klages, H. O.; Kleifges, M.; Kleinfeller, J.; Knapik, R.; Knapp, J.; Koang, D. -H.; Krieger, A.; Kroemer, O.; Kuempel, D.; Kunka, N.; Kusenko, A.; La Rosa, G.; Lachaud, C.; Lago, B. L.; Lebrun, D.; Lebrun, P.; Lee, J.; de Oliveira, M. A. Leigui; Letessier-Selvon, A.; Leuthold, M.; Lhenry-Yvon, I.; Lopez, R.; Aguera, A. Lopez; Bahilo, J. Lozano; Lucero, A.; Garcia, R. Luna; Maccarone, M. C.; Macolino, C.; Maldera, S.; Mancarella, G.; Mancenido, M. E.; Mandat, D.; Mantsch, P.; Mariazzi, A. G.; Maris, I. C.; Falcon, H. R. Marquez; Martello, D.; Martinez, J.; Bravo, O. Martinez; Mathes, H. J.; Matthews, J.; Matthews, J. A. J.; Matthiae, G.; Maurizio, D.; Mazur, P. O.; McCauley, T.; McEwen, M.; McNeil, R. R.; Medina, M. C.; Medina-Tanco, G.; Melo, D.; Menichetti, E.; Menschikov, A.; Meurer, C.; Meyhandan, R.; Micheletti, M. I.; Miele, G.; Miller, W.; Mollerach, S.; Monasor, M.; Ragaigne, D. Monnier; Montanet, F.; Morales, B.; Morello, C.; Moreno, J. C.; Morris, C.; Mostafa, M.; Muller, M. A.; Mussa, R.; Navarra, G.; Navarro, J. L.; Navas, S.; Necesal, P.; Nellen, L.; Newman-Holmes, C.; Newton, D.; Nhung, P. T.; Nierstenhoefer, N.; Nitz, D.; Nosek, D.; Nozka, L.; Oehlschlaeger, J.; Ohnuki, T.; Olinto, A.; Olmos-Gilbaja, V. M.; Ortiz, M.; Ortolani, F.; Ostapchenko, S.; Otero, L.; Pacheco, N.; Selmi-Dei, D. Pakk; Palatka, M.; Pallotta, J.; Parente, G.; Parizot, E.; Parlati, S.; Pastor, S.; Patel, M.; Paul, T.; Pavlidou, V.; Payet, K.; Pech, M.; Pekala, J.; Pelayo, R.; Pepe, I. M.; Perrone, L.; Pesce, R.; Petrera, S.; Petrinca, P.; Petrov, Y.; Pichel, A.; Piegaia, R.; Pierog, T.; Pimenta, M.; Pinto, T.; Pirronello, V.; Pisanti, O.; Platino, M.; Pochon, J.; Privitera, P.; Prouza, M.; Quel, E. J.; Rautenberg, J.; Redondo, A.; Reucroft, S.; Revenu, B.; Rezende, F. A. S.; Ridky, J.; Riggi, S.; Risse, M.; Riviere, C.; Rizi, V.; Roberts, M.; Robledo, C.; Rodriguez, G.; Martino, J. Rodriguez; Rojo, J. Rodriguez; Rodriguez-Cabo, I.; Rodriguez-Frias, M. D.; Ros, G.; Rosado, J.; Roth, M.; Rouille-d'Orfeuil, B.; Roulet, E.; Rovero, A. C.; Salamida, F.; Salazar, H.; Salina, G.; Sanchez, F.; Santander, M.; Santo, C. E.; Santos, E. M.; Sarazin, F.; Sarkar, S.; Sato, R.; Scherini, V.; Schieler, H.; Schmidt, A.; Schmidt, F.; Schmidt, T.; Scholten, O.; Schovanek, P.; Schroeder, F.; Schulte, S.; Schuessler, F.; Sciutto, S. J.; Scuderi, M.; Segreto, A.; Semikoz, D.; Settimo, M.; Shellard, R. C.; Sidelnik, I.; Siffert, B. B.; Sigl, G.; De Grande, N. Smetniansky; Smialkowski, A.; Smida, R.; Smith, A. G. K.; Smith, B. E.; Snow, G. R.; Sokolsky, P.; Sommers, P.; Sorokin, J.; Spinka, H.; Squartini, R.; Strazzeri, E.; Stutz, A.; Suarez, F.; Suomijaervi, T.; Supanitsky, A. D.; Sutherland, M. S.; Swain, J.; Szadkowski, Z.; Takahashi, J.; Tamashiro, A.; Tamburro, A.; Tarutina, T.; Tascau, O.; Tcaciuc, R.; Thao, N. T.; Thomas, D.; Ticona, R.; Tiffenberg, J.; Timmermans, C.; Tkaczyk, W.; Peixoto, C. J. Todero; Tome, B.; Tonachini, A.; Torres, I.; Travnicek, P.; Tripathi, A.; Tristram, G.; Tscherniakhovski, D.; Tuci, V.; Tueros, M.; Tunnicliffe, V.; Ulrich, R.; Unger, M.; Urban, M.; Galicia, J. F. Valdes; Valino, I.; Valore, L.; van den Berg, A. M.; van Elewyck, V.; Vazquez, R. A.; Veberic, D.; Veiga, A.; Velarde, A.; Venters, T.; Verzi, V.; Videla, M.; Villasenor, L.; Vorobiov, S.; Voyvodic, L.; Wahlberg, H.; Wahrlich, P.; Wainberg, O.; Walker, P.; Warner, D.; Watson, A. A.; Westerhoff, S.; Wieczorek, G.; Wiencke, L.; Wilczynska, B.; Wilczynski, H.; Wileman, C.; Winnick, M. G.; Wu, H.; Wundheiler, B.; Yamamoto, T.; Younk, P.; Zas, E.; Zavrtanik, D.; Zavrtanik, M.; Zaw, I.; Zepeda, A.; Ziolkowski, M.

    2008-01-01

    The energy spectrum of cosmic rays above 2.5 x 10(18) eV, derived from 20 000 events recorded at the Pierre Auger Observatory, is described. The spectral index gamma of the particle flux, J proportional to E(-gamma), at energies between 4 x 10(18) eV and 4 x 10(19) eV is 2.69 +/- 0.02(stat) +/- 0.06

  16. POWER, HEART RATE AND PERCEIVED EXERTION RESPONSES TO 3X3 AND 4X4 BASKETBALL SMALL-SIDED GAMES

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    Jaime Sampaio

    2009-01-01

    significant increase in the countermovement jump posttest jump results could suggest that the 4x4 were not played as quickly nor intensely as the 3x3. Decreases of the space and number of players in game allow greater self-recreation of players and greater intervention in game. Therefore, the heart rate response during the series displays a higher physiologic impact in 3x3 than in 4x4.

  17. Structure and Electrochemical Properties of LiMn2O4-xFx

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    2003-01-01

    LiMn2O4-xFx prepared by the sol-gel method has a perfect crystal formation .The crystal particle size of the material was medium and distributed uniformly. The substitution of F for O increased the specific capacity of the material at the cost of the cycleability .The explanation of this results is that the F decreases the valence of Mn,that is,more Mn3+ and less Mn4+ exist in the material.The increase of Mn3+ will improve the initial specific capacity and Mn3+ is the original reason for Jahn-Teller effect that caused the poor cycleability of the cathode material by the micro-distortion of the crystal structure. In addition, the expanded measurement of the crystal lattice is also the reason for the poor cycleability.Therefore,the results of F-substitution and cation-substitution are opposite.If the two methods are combined,they can compensate the inability each other and the satisfactory results may be obtained.

  18. Photoelectric properties of defect chalcogenide HgGa2X4 (x=S, Se, Te)

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    Sharma, Ramesh; Dwivedi, Shalini; Sharma, Yamini

    2016-05-01

    We present results of ab initio study of ordered vacancy compounds of mercury. The electronic structure, charge density, optical and transport properties of the semiconductor family HgGa2X4 (X=S, Se, Te) are calculated using the full potential linearized augmented plane wave method which is based on the density functional theory. A direct bandgap is observed in these compounds, which reduces in the order S>Se>Te. From the density of states it is observed that there is strong hybridization of Hg-d, Ga-d and X-p states. The optical properties show a red shift with increasing size and atomic no. of the chalcogenide atoms. We have also reported the transport properties of mercury thiogallates for the first time. The selenide compound exhibits n-type nature whereas HgGa2S4 and HgGa2Te4 show p-type behavior. The power factor and ZT for the HGS increases at low temperatures, the figure of merit is highest for HgGa2Se4 (1.17) at 19 K.

  19. 2-Methoxycarbonylpyridinium tetrachlorido(pyridine-2-carboxylato-κ2N,Ostannate(IV

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    Ezzatollah Najafi

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available In the reaction of pyridine-2-carboxylic acid and stannic chloride in methanol, one equivalent of the carboxylic acid is protonated at the amino site and is also esterified, yielding the title salt, (C7H8NO2[SnCl4(C6H4NO2]. The SnIV atom in the anion is N,O-chelated by a pyridine-2-carboxylate in a cis-SnNOCl4 octahedral geometry. The cation is linked to the anion by an N—H...O hydrogen bond.

  20. Effect of Y (Yttrium) Filling Fraction on Thermoelectric Properties of p-type Yy Fex Co4-x Sb12

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    TANG Xinfeng; SONG Bo; ZHANG Qingjie

    2006-01-01

    Yttrium-filled skutterndites YyFex Co4-x Sb12 ( y= 0-0.40) were syrthesized. The effect of Y filling fraction on thermoelectric properties of YyFexCo4-xSb12 was investigated. All samples showed p-type conduct. The electrical conductivity decreased with increasing filling fraction y . The Seebeck coefficient increased with increasing temperature. The lattice thermal conductivity decreased with increasing filling fraction y and showed the minimum value at a certain filling fraction y = 0.3. The effect of different filling atoms M( M: Ba, Ce, Y) on the lattice thermal conductivity of MyFex Co4- x Sb12 was discussed. The maximum ZT value of 0.7 was obtained for Y0.08 Fe0.7 Co3.3 Sb12 at 750 K.

  1. Lead-Free MA2CuCl(x)Br(4-x) Hybrid Perovskites.

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    Cortecchia, Daniele; Dewi, Herlina Arianita; Yin, Jun; Bruno, Annalisa; Chen, Shi; Baikie, Tom; Boix, Pablo P; Grätzel, Michael; Mhaisalkar, Subodh; Soci, Cesare; Mathews, Nripan

    2016-02-01

    Despite their extremely good performance in solar cells with efficiencies approaching 20% and the emerging application for light-emitting devices, organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites suffer from high content of toxic, polluting, and bioaccumulative Pb, which may eventually hamper their commercialization. Here, we present the synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) Cu-based hybrid perovskites and study their optoelectronic properties to investigate their potential application in solar cells and light-emitting devices, providing a new environmental-friendly alternative to Pb. The series (CH3NH3)2CuCl(x)Br(4-x) was studied in detail, with the role of Cl found to be essential for stabilization. By exploiting the additional Cu d-d transitions and appropriately tuning the Br/Cl ratio, which affects ligand-to-metal charge transfer transitions, the optical absorption in this series of compounds can be extended to the near-infrared for optimal spectral overlap with the solar irradiance. In situ formation of Cu(+) ions was found to be responsible for the green photoluminescence of this material set. Processing conditions for integrating Cu-based perovskites into photovoltaic device architectures, as well as the factors currently limiting photovoltaic performance, are discussed: among them, we identified the combination of low absorption coefficient and heavy mass of the holes as main limitations for the solar cell efficiency. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of the potential of 2D copper perovskite as light harvesters and lays the foundation for further development of perovskite based on transition metals as alternative lead-free materials. Appropriate molecular design will be necessary to improve the material's properties and solar cell performance filling the gap with the state-of-the-art Pb-based perovskite devices.

  2. Implementation of a 4x8 NIR and CCD Mosaic Focal Plane Technology

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    Jelinsky, Patrick; Bebek, C. J.; Besuner, R. W.; Haller, G. M.; Harris, S. E.; Hart, P. A.; Heetderks, H. D.; Levi, M. E.; Maldonado, S. E.; Roe, N. A.; Roodman, A. J.; Sapozhnikov, L.

    2011-01-01

    Mission concepts for NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), ESA's EUCLID mission, as well as for ground based observations, have requirements for large mosaic focal planes to image visible and near infrared (NIR) wavelengths. We have developed detectors, readout electronics and focal plane design techniques that can be used to create very large scalable focal plane mosaic cameras. In our technology, CCDs and HgCdTe detectors can be intermingled on a single, silicon carbide (SiC) cold plate. This enables optimized, wideband observing strategies. The CCDs, developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, are fully-depleted, p-channel devices that are backside illuminated capable of operating at temperatures as low as 110K and have been optimized for the weak lensing dark energy technique. The NIR detectors are 1.7µm and 2.0µm wavelength cutoff H2RG® HgCdTe, manufactured by Teledyne Imaging Sensors under contract to LBL. Both the CCDs and NIR detectors are packaged on 4-side abuttable SiC pedestals with a common mounting footprint supporting a 44.16mm mosaic pitch and are coplanar. Both types of detectors have direct-attached, readout electronics that convert the detector signal directly to serial, digital data streams and allow a flexible, low cost data acquisition strategy, despite the large data volume. A mosaic of these detectors can be operated at a common temperature that achieves the required dark current and read noise performance in both types of detectors necessary for dark energy observations. We report here the design and integration for a focal plane designed to accommodate a 4x8 heterogeneous array of CCDs and HgCdTe detectors. Our current implementation contains over 1/4-billion pixels.

  3. Observation of the suppression of the flux of cosmic rays above 4x10^19eV

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    2008-01-01

    The energy spectrum of cosmic rays above 2.5x10^18eV, derived from 20,000 events recorded at the Pierre Auger Observatory, is described. The spectral index gamma of the flux, J ~ E^-gamma, at energies between 4x10^18eV and 4x10^19eV is 2.69+-0.02(stat)+-0.06(syst), steepening to 4.2+-0.4(stat)+-0.06(syst) at higher energies, consistent with the prediction by Greisen and by Zatsepin and Kuz'min.

  4. Emission Spectroscopy of the 4X Source Discharge With and Without N2 Gas

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    Smith, Horace Vernon [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-01-14

    This tech note summarizes the December, 1988 emission spectroscopy measurements made on the 4X source discharge with and without N₂ gas added to the H + Cs discharge. This study is motivated by the desire to understand why small amounts of N₂ gas added to the source discharge results in a reduction in the H⁻ beam noise. The beneficial effect of N₂ gas on H⁻ beam noise was first discovered by Bill Ingalls and Stu Orbesen on the ATS SAS source. For the 4X source the observed effect is that when N2 gas is added to the discharge the H⁻ beam noise is reduced about a factor of 2.

  5. Scanning tunneling microscopy study of the c(4x4) structure formation in the sub-monolayer Sb/Si(100) system

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    Saranin, A.A.; Zotov, A.V. [Osaka Univ., Suita (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Kotlyar, V.G. [Institute of Automation and Control Processes, Vladivostok (RU)] (and others)

    2001-10-01

    Upon Sb desorption from a Sb-saturated Si(100) surface, the c(4x4) structure formed at about 0.25 monolayer Sb coverage. The c(4x4) reconstruction has been found to develop best when the surface is slightly contaminated, plausibly, by carbon. The Si(100)-c(4x4)-Sb surface shows up in the high-resolution filled state scanning tunneling microscopy images as being very similar to that of the recently reported c(4x4)-Si reconstruction. Here the main features of the Si(100)-c(4x4)-Sb structure are identified and the possible atomic arrangement is discussed. (author)

  6. 8-Hydroxy-2-methylquinolinium tetrachlorido(pyridine-2-carboxylato-κ2N,Ostannate(IV

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    Ezzatollah Najafi

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available In the reaction of pyridine-2-carboxylic acid and stannic chloride in the presence of 2-methyl-8-hydroxyquinoline, the 2-methyl-8-hydroxyquinoline is protonated, yielding the title salt, (C10H10NO[SnCl4(C6H4NO2]. The SnIV atom in the anion is N,O-chelated by a pyridine-2-carboxylate in a cis-SnNOCl4 octahedral geometry. The cation is linked to the anion by an O—H...O hydrogen bond.

  7. Test of 4' x 20' Clark-Y airfoil model in FST

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    1929-01-01

    Test of 4' x 20' Clark-Y airfoil model in Full-Scale Tunnel (FST). On June 26, 1929, Elton W. Miller wrote to George W. Lewis proposing the construction of a model of the full-scale tunnel. 'The excellent energy ratio obtained in the new wind tunnel of the California Institute of Technology suggests that before proceeding with our full scale tunnel design, we ought to investigate the effect on energy ratio of such factors as: 1. small included angle for the exit cone; 2. carefully designed return passages of circular section as far as possible, without sudden changes in cross sections; 3. tightness of walls. It is believed that much useful information can be obtained by building a model of about 1/16 scale, that is, having a closed throat of 2 ft. by 4 ft. The outside dimensions would be about 12 ft. by 25 ft. in plan and the height 4 ft. Two propellers will be required about 28 in. in diameter, each to be driven by direct current motor at a maximum speed of 4500 R.P.M. Provision can be made for altering the length of certain portions, particularly the exit cone, and possibly for the application of boundary layer control in order to effect satisfactory air flow. This model can be constructed in a comparatively short time, using 2 by 4 framing with matched sheathing inside, and where circular sections are desired they can be obtained by nailing sheet metal to wooden ribs, which can be cut on the band saw. It is estimated that three months will be required for the construction and testing of such a model and that the cost will be approximately three thousand dollars, one thousand dollars of which will be for the motors. No suitable location appears to exist in any of our present buildings, and it may be necessary to build it outside and cover it with a roof.' George Lewis responded immediately (June 27) granting the authority to proceed. He urged Langley to expedite construction and to employ extra carpenters if necessary. Funds for the model came from the FST

  8. Metal-insulator transition in Si(111)-(4 x 1)/(8 x 2)-In studied by optical spectroscopy

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    Speiser, E.; Hinrichs, K.; Cobet, C.; Esser, N. [Leibniz-Institut fuer Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS - e.V., Albert-Einstein-Str. 9, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Chandola, S. [Leibniz-Institut fuer Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS - e.V., Albert-Einstein-Str. 9, 12489 Berlin (Germany); School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin 2 (Ireland); Gensch, M. [Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (Germany); Wippermann, S.; Schmidt, W.G. [Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Paderborn (Germany); Bechstedt, F. [Institut fuer Festkoerpertheorie und -Optik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet, Jena (Germany); Richter, W. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma (Italy); Fleischer, K.; McGilp, J.F. [School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin 2 (Ireland)

    2010-08-15

    Measurements of the surface vibrational modes and optical response of Si(111)-(4 x 1)/(8 x 2)-In are compiled and a comparison to ab initio calculations performed within DFT-LDA formalism is given. Surface resonant Raman spectroscopy allows identifying a number of surface phonons with high spectral precision. The phase transition of the (4 x 1)-(8 x 2) surface structure is found to be accompanied by characteristic changes of the surface phonons, which are discussed with respect to various structural models suggested. The optical anisotropy of the (8 x 2) phase shows that the anisotropic Drude tail of the (4 x 1) phase is replaced by two peaks at 0.50 and 0.72 eV. The spectroscopic signatures of the (4 x 1) and (8 x 2) phases agree with a metal-insulator transition. The mid-IR-anisotropic optical response of the insulating (8 x 2) phase is interpreted in terms of electronic single particle excitations between surface electronic bands related to the In-nanowire surface. Comparison of the measured optical transitions with DFT ab initio calculations for the hexagon model and the trimer model of the (8 x 2) structure shows evidence for the existence of the hexagon structure. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  9. Crystal growth and characterization of the CdGaCrSe{sub (4-X)}S{sub (X)} system

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    Sagredo, V.; Betancourt, L.; Chalbaud, L.M. de [Laboratorio de Magnetismo en Solidos, Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida 5101 (Venezuela); Delgado, G.E. [Laboratorio de Cristalografia, Departamento de Quimica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida 5101 (Venezuela)

    2004-10-01

    Single-crystal of the CdGaCrSe{sub (4-X)}S{sub (X)} system (x=0; 1; 2; 3; 4) were grown by the chemical vapour-phase transport technique. The crystals were obtaine by using CdCl{sub 2} as transporting agent for the composition with x=1, and CrCl{sub 3} for those with x=0; 2; 3 and 4. X-ray powder diffraction analysis indicated that some of the samples crystallizes in the tetragonal system with space group I-4 (CdGaCrSe{sub 3}S, x=1; CdGaCrSe{sub 2}S{sub 2}, x=2), or in a cubic system with space group Fd-3m (CdGaCrSeS {sub 3}, x=3; CdGaCrS {sub 4}, x = 4), however the sample of CdGaCrSe {sub 4}(x=0) crystallizes in rhombohedral system. Magnetic measurements show significant changes in the magnetic interactions behaviour probably due to the anionic substitutions. (copyright 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  10. Solution of Ge(111)-(4x4)-Ag structure using direct methods applied to X-ray diffraction data

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    Collazo-Davila, C.; Grozea, D.; Marks, L.D.

    1998-01-01

    A structure model for the Ge(111)-(4 x 4)-Ag surface is proposed. The model was derived by applying direct methods to surface X-ray diffraction data. It is a missing top layer reconstruction with six Ag atoms placed on Ge substitutional sites in one triangular subunit of the surface unit cell...

  11. Association Analysis of Noncoding Variants in Neuroligins 3 and 4X Genes with Autism Spectrum Disorder in an Italian Cohort

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    Martina Landini

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Since involved in synaptic transmission and located on X-chromosome, neuroligins 3 and 4X have been studied as good positional and functional candidate genes for autism spectrum disorder pathogenesis, although contradictory results have been reported. Here, we performed a case-control study to assess the association between noncoding genetic variants in NLGN3 and NLGN4X genes and autism, in an Italian cohort of 202 autistic children analyzed by high-resolution melting. The results were first compared with data from 379 European healthy controls (1000 Genomes Project and then with those from 1061 Italian controls genotyped by Illumina single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP array 1M-duo. Statistical evaluations were performed using Plink v1.07, with the Omnibus multiple loci approach. According to both the European and the Italian control groups, a 6-marker haplotype on NLGN4X (rs6638575(G, rs3810688(T, rs3810687(G, rs3810686(C, rs5916269(G, rs1882260(T was associated with autism (odd ratio = 3.58, p-value = 2.58 × 10−6 for the European controls; odds ratio = 2.42, p-value = 6.33 × 10−3 for the Italian controls. Furthermore, several haplotype blocks at 5-, 4-, 3-, and 2-, including the first 5, 4, 3, and 2 SNPs, respectively, showed a similar association with autism. We provide evidence that noncoding polymorphisms on NLGN4X may be associated to autism, suggesting the key role of NLGN4X in autism pathophysiology and in its male prevalence.

  12. 只需999元!台电女娲4X DVD±RW刻录机

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    毛元哲

    2003-01-01

    本刊今年19期曾经介绍过6款DVD±RW刻录机,它们同时兼容DVD+RW和DVD-RW模式,使厂商和消费者不必再为选择哪种DVD刻录标准而发愁,DVD±RW刻录机似乎大有一统DVD刻录机市场的趋势。台电近日也推出一款女娲DVD±RW刻录机,它支持4X DVD+R/+RW,4X DVD-R、2X DVD-RW、40X CD-

  13. Crystal Structures and Thermoelectric Properties of Sm-Filled Skutterudite Compounds SmyFexCo4-xSb12

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    2007-01-01

    Polycrystalline samples of Sm partially filled skutterudites SmyFexCo4-xSb12 were prepared by melting and Spark Plasma Sintering technique.The results of Rietveld refinement showed that the obtained SmyFexCo4-xSb12 samples possessed filled skutterudite structures.The thermal parameter (B) of Sm is larger than that of Sb, Fe, and Co, indicating that Sm "rattled" in Sb-icosahedron voids.The effects of filling atom Sm on thermoelectric properties of these compounds were investigated.With the increase of Sm filling fraction (y), electrical conductivity decreased, Seebeck coefficient increased and had a maximum value when y was 0.38; thermal conductivity reduced and had a minimum value when y was 0.32.At 750 K, the highest figure of merit of 0.68 was obtained for Sm0.32Fe1.47Co2.53Sb12.

  14. Na adsorption on In/Si(111)-(4x1) nanowires: electron transport and structural properties

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    Babilon, Martin; Thierfelder, Christian; Wippermann, Stefan; Schmidt, Wolf Gero [Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Paderborn, 33098 Paderborn (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    Quasi one-dimensional structures, such as artificial atomic-scale wires, have attracted considerable attention recently. They do not only show fascinating physical properties, but also have a large technological potential, e.g., as atomic-scale interconnects. Highly anisotropic surface superstructures are suitable model systems to explore atomic- scale wires both experimentally and computationally. The In/Si(111)-(4 x 1) surface is probably the most intensively investigated system in this context. Here we present first-principles calculations on the adsorption geometries and the influence of Na adatoms on the Landauer conductance of these In nanowires. Our findings with regard to structural properties confirm the results by Kleinman et al. Additionally, we discuss the implications of the Na adatoms on the temperature induced (4 x 1){yields}(8 x 2) phase transition.

  15. Observation of the suppression of the flux of cosmic rays above 4 x 10 (19) eV.

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    2008-08-08

    The energy spectrum of cosmic rays above 2.5 x 10;{18} eV, derived from 20,000 events recorded at the Pierre Auger Observatory, is described. The spectral index gamma of the particle flux, J proportional, variantE;{-gamma}, at energies between 4 x 10;{18} eV and 4 x 10;{19} eV is 2.69+/-0.02(stat)+/-0.06(syst), steepening to 4.2+/-0.4(stat)+/-0.06(syst) at higher energies. The hypothesis of a single power law is rejected with a significance greater than 6 standard deviations. The data are consistent with the prediction by Greisen and by Zatsepin and Kuz'min.

  16. Observation of the suppression of the flux of cosmic rays above 4x10^19eV

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    Abraham, J.; /Natl. Tech. U., San Rafael; Abreu, P.; /Lisbon, IST /Lisbon, LIFEP; Aglietta, M.; /INFN, Turin; Aguirre, C.; /Catholic U. of Bolivia, La Paz; Allard, D.; /APC, Paris; Allekotte, I.; /Centro Atomico Bariloche; Allen, J.; /New York U.; Allison, P.; /Ohio State U.; Alvarez-Muniz, J.; /Santiago de Compostela U.; Ambrosio, M.; /INFN, Naples; Anchordoqui, L.; /Wisconsin U., Milwaukee /Northeastern U. /Lisbon, IST /Lisbon, LIFEP

    2008-06-01

    The energy spectrum of cosmic rays above 2.5 x 10{sup 18} eV, derived from 20,000 events recorded at the Pierre Auger Observatory, is described. The spectral index {gamma} of the particle flux, J {proportional_to} E{sup {gamma}}, at energies between 4 x 10{sup 18} eV and 4 x 10{sup 19} eV is 2.69 {+-} 0.02(stat){+-}0.06(syst), steepening to 4.2 {+-} 0.4(stat){+-}0.06(syst) at higher energies. The hypothesis of a single power law is rejected with a significance greater than 6 standard deviations. The data are consistent with the prediction by Greisen and by Zatsepin and Kuzmin.

  17. The investigation of hardness and bonding behavior in XB4, X = {Ce, Th, U, Pa}, tetraborides by first-principles

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    ÖZCAN, Sezgin AYDIN and Aynur

    2010-01-01

    The mechanical and electronic properties of XB4, X = {Ce, Th, U, Pa}, tetraborides have been studied by using first-principles based on density functional theory. The results show that these boron-rich solids are mechanically and thermodynamically stable. From the calculated band structure and density of states, we obtained that they have metallic character. When the calculated parameters related to the crystal structure were considered with the bonding characteristics, the microsco...

  18. Thermoelectrical properties of (FeNi)xCo4-xSb12 prepared by MA-SPS

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    Kegao Liu; Jiuxing Zhang

    2008-01-01

    Bulk skutterudite (FeNi)xCo4-xSb12 with x varying from 0.05 to 1.0 were prepared by mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering (MA-SPS). The phases of the samples were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, and their thermoelectrical properties were tested by electrical constant instrument and laser thermal constant instrument. The experimental results show that bulk (FeNi)xCo4-xSb12 have the characteristic of typical semiconductor electricity. The addition of FeNi improves the electrical properties to a large extent; the samples of bulk (FeNi)xCo4-xSb12 (x=0.05-1.0) are n-type semiconducting materials; the increase of FeNi content can decrease the absolute value of Seebeck coefficient and therefore decrease the ZT value; FeNi with a higher content when x>0.5 leads to an evident increase in thermal conductivity and also a decrease in ZT value. In general, for ZT value, the optimal added content of FeNi is 0.25-0.5 and the maximum ZT value is 0.2467 when x = 0.5 at 500℃.

  19. Photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange by PbXO4 (X=Mo, W).

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    Zhiyong, Yu; Chaonan, Dong; Ruiying, Qiu; Lijin, Xu; Aihua, Zheng

    2015-01-15

    PbMoO4 and PbWO4 are prepared by the simple precipitation method in this work, they show the photocatalytic activities for the degradation of methyl orange in water under the UV light illumination. In the above photocatalytic degradation processes, methyl orange concentration decreases quickly, the total organic carbon (TOC) decreases slowly; inorganic ions (SO4(2-), NO3(-), NO2(-), NH4(+)) can be formed and measured by the ion chromatograph; the pH value in the systems decreases gradually; a small quantity of HO˙(-)·can be generated and measured by the terephthalic acid (TA) indirectly. In order to estimate the roles of active species during the above photocatalytic degradation processes, isopropanol, (NH4)2C2O4, and 1,4-benzoquinone as the scavengers for HO˙, h(+), O2˙(-) are introduced into the systems, respectively. Isopropanol and (NH4)2C2O4 are effective scavengers for active species HO˙ and h(+) respectively, but 1,4-benzoquinone is not a satisfactory scavenger in all cases to capture O2˙(-), at least in this work. At last, PbMoO4 and PbWO4 are characterized by nitrogen sorption, DRS, SEM, TEM and XRD.

  20. Application value of bipolar radiofrequency device Habib 4X in hepatic resection%Habib4X 射频止血切割器在肝切除术中的应用价值

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    李立

    2013-01-01

    目的探讨Habib 4X 射频止血切割器在肝切除术中的应用价值和安全性.方法回顾性分析2009 年10 月至2011 年10 月在昆明市第一人民医院因肝脏疾病接受肝切除术治疗的84 例患者临床资料.其中男55 例,女29 例;年龄28~70 岁,中位年龄46 岁.患者均签署知情同意书,符合医学伦理学规定.所有患者均应用Habib 4X 射频止血切割器进行肝切除术.手术方式:左半肝切除术16 例,左外叶切除术18 例,右半肝切除术12 例,右肝单段、二段或者三段联合切除术18 例,肝脏局部切除术20 例.观察患者肝切除时间、术中出血量、围手术期并发症及死亡发生情况.结果84 例患者应用Habib 4X 射频切割器实施肝切除术均获成功,肝切除时间10~48 min,中位时间29 min;术中出血量100~900 ml,中位出血量320 ml.无发生围手术期死亡;患者无需接受外科重症监护,无发生大出血、肝衰竭、胆漏、腹腔感染、淋巴管漏等并发症者;发生腹腔包裹性积液40 例,中等量及以上胸腔积液10 例,经积极对症治疗后逐渐吸收痊愈.结论在肝切除术中应用Habib 4X 射频止血切割器是一种安全、有效的方法.

  1. PELATIHAN LARI INTERVAL 4 X 50 METER DI PANTAI BERPASIR LEBIH MENINGKATKAN KECEPATAN LARI 100 METER DARIPADA PELATIHAN LARI INTERVAL 4 X 50 METER DI LAPANGAN PADA SISWA KELAS XSMK N KAKULUK MESAK NTT.

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    Benediktus Nahak

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The speed is one of the biomotoriccomponents which dominantin the run race100 meters. 100 meters run is part of athletics which has a short duration, highintensity and anaerobic systems develop. The purpose of this study was todetermine the increasing of 100 meter run speed, therefore this research is anexperimental study was conducted in SMK N Kakulukmesak Belu regency NTT,for 6 months from March - May 2014, with the frequency of exercise 3 times aweek. This study uses two types of training, and were divided into two treatmentgroups, ie group one is the training of interval run 4 x 50 meter on the sandybeach 4 reps 3 sets andgroup twois the interval run 4 x 50 meter in the yard 4 reps3 sets, implemented in the afternoon at 15.30 to 17.00 pm in the yard of SMK NKakulukmesak and Atapupu Beach, Belu regency - NTT. Sample was 20 people,chosen simple randomly from a population of 53 people who meet therequirements of inclusion and exclusion. The number of samples for each group is10 people. The speed of 100 meter run was measured using stopwatch, while the100-meter dash speed data before and after training in both groups, were testedwith parametric statistical analysis. With a paired t-test of mean difference testsobtained the 100 meter dash speed after training on each group with p <0.05. Themean speed of 100 meters before training in the group one is 16.06 seconds and13.01 seconds after training. Means increased speed of 3:05 seconds, or at =19:02%. While the average running speed of 100 meters in group two beforetraining is 16.02 seconds and after training is 13.95 seconds, the increasing ofspeed is 12.91%. This shows that the average speed of 100 meters before and aftertraining on each group there is a significant difference, with value p<0.05. Thusthe training of group 1is interval run 4 x 50 meter on the sandy beach and intervaltraining run 4 x 50 meters in the yard, after training is equal to increase the speedof the 100 meterin 10th grade

  2. RE{sub 13}Pd{sub 25+x}Zn{sub 28-x} (RE = Y, Ho-Lu). A 4 x 4 x 4 tungsten superstructure with short Pd/Zn dumbbells as structural motif

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    Gerke, Birgit; Hoffmann, Rolf-Dieter; Niehaus, Oliver; Poettgen, Rainer [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie

    2016-08-01

    The rare earth-based zinc compounds RE{sub 13}Pd{sub 25+x}Zn{sub 28-x} (RE = Y, Ho-Lu) were synthesized from the elements in sealed niobium ampoules with a maximum reaction temperature of 1470 K followed by different annealing sequences. The structures of all compounds were refined from single crystal X-ray diffraction data, indicating substantial Zn/Pd mixing on one 8c and one 24g zinc site. Exemplarily, the homogeneity range of the solid solution Yb{sub 13}Pd{sub 25+x}Zn{sub 28-x} was manifested from samples of different starting compositions and five single crystal data sets. The RE{sub 13}Pd{sub 25+x}Zn{sub 28-x} structures are cubic, space group I anti 43m with lattice parameters ranging from 1295 to 1307 pm, as a function of the rare earth element and the Zn/Pd mixing. Hierarchically, one can derive the RE{sub 13}Pd{sub 25+x}Zn{sub 28-x} structures from the simple bcc packing. A group-subgroup scheme was developed for this new 4 x 4 x 4 tungsten superstructure which shows vacancy ordering and dumbbell formation. Temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility measurements show diamagnetism for a Lu{sub 13}Pd{sub 29}Zn{sub 24} sample and Curie-Weiss paramagnetism for Tm{sub 13}Pd{sub 29}Zn{sub 24} down to 3 K.

  3. Magnetic ordering and phase transitions in R{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}X{sub 4}

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    Szytula, A. E-mail: szytula@if.uj.edu.pl; Wawrzynska, E.; Penc, B.; Hernandez-Velasco, J.; Zygmunt, A

    2004-05-01

    Ternary R{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}X{sub 4} (R=Tb-Er; X=Si, Ge, Sn) compounds were investigated by means of neutron powder diffraction and magnetization measurements. The compounds crystallize in the orthorhombic Gd{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4}-type crystal structure (space group Immm). The rare-earth atoms occupy two inequivalent 2d and 4e sublattices. The magnetic moments are localized exclusively on the rare earths and order at low temperatures. On the basis of the collected data thermal dependence of the magnetic structure was determined.

  4. Atomic structure of a stable high-index Ge surface: G2(103)-(4x1)

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    Seehofer, L.; Bunk, O.; Falkenberg, G.

    1997-01-01

    Based on scanning tunneling microscopy and surface X-ray diffraction, we propose a complex structural model for the Ge(103)-(4 x 1) reconstruction. Each unit cell contains two (103) double steps, which gives rise to the formation of stripes of Ge atoms oriented in the [] direction....... The stripes and the spaces between them are covered with threefold-coordinated Ge adatoms. Charge is transferred from the bulk-like edge atoms of the double steps to the adatoms. The formation of the reconstruction can be explained in terms of stress relief, charge transfer, and minimization of the dangling...

  5. Theoretical Study on the Structure and Stability of Si4X (X = Li, Be, B, C, N, O, F) Clusters

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    孙仁安; 李钠; 张旭

    2004-01-01

    The density functional theory B3LYP/6-311g* method is used in the geometry optimization and frequency calculation on Si4X (X = Li, Be, B, C, N, O, F) clusters. The equilibrium structures of these clusters are quasi-trigonal bipyramidal structures with C2v symmetry. The periodicity of their thermal stabilities and vibration spectra has been discussed. The influence of the inserted second period element impurities for the structures and stabilities of the Si5 clusters have also been investigated.

  6. Modeling of electromagnetic wave propagation and spectra of optical excitations in complex media using 4x4 matrix formalism

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    Rogers, P D; Sirenko, A A

    2011-01-01

    Using 4x4 matrix formalism we analyzed electromagnetic wave propagation and Jones matrix components for reflectivity and transmittivity in bi-anisotropic materials. Analytic formulas for complex reflection and transmission coefficients for bi-anisotropic materials in both semi-infinite and thin-film configurations have been derived. The obtained results are applicable for analysis of the optical spectra of multiferroic crystals and metamaterials. The Adjusted Oscillator Strength Matching Condition (AOSM) for hybrid magnetic- and electric-dipole excitations in anisotropic multiferroics is derived for oblique angles of incidence. Mueller Matrices are used to simulate spectra of magneto-electric and chiral excitations and methods to distinguish them are discussed.

  7. Striking Doping Effects on Thermal Methane Activation Mediated by the Heteronuclear Metal Oxides [XAlO4 ](.+) (X=V, Nb, and Ta).

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    Wu, Xiao-Nan; Li, Jilai; Schlangen, Maria; Zhou, Shaodong; González-Navarrete, Patricio; Schwarz, Helmut

    2017-01-18

    The thermal reactivity of the heteronuclear metal-oxide cluster cations [XAlO4 ](.+) (X=V, Nb, and Ta) towards methane has been studied by using mass spectrometry in conjunction with quantum mechanical calculations. Experimentally, a hydrogen-atom transfer (HAT) from methane is mediated by all the three oxide clusters at ambient conditions. However, [VAlO4 ](.+) is unique in that this cluster directly transforms methane into formaldehyde. The absence of this reaction for the Nb and Ta analogues demonstrates a striking doping effect on the chemoselectivity in the conversion of methane. Mechanistic aspects of the two reactions have been elucidated by quantum-chemical calculations. The HAT reactivity can be attributed to the significant spin density localized at the terminal oxygen atom (Ot(.-) ) of the cluster ions, while the ionic/covalent character of the Lewis acid-base unit [X-Ob ] plays a crucial role for the generation of formaldehyde. The mechanistic insight derived from this combined experimental/computational investigation may provide guidance for a more rational design of catalysts. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. A New Low-Complexity Decodable Rate-1 Full-Diversity 4 x 4 STBC with Nonvanishing Determinants

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    Ismail, Amr; Sari, Hikmet

    2012-01-01

    Space-time coding techniques have become common-place in wireless communication standards as they provide an effective way to mitigate the fading phenomena inherent in wireless channels. However, the use of Space-Time Block Codes (STBCs) increases significantly the optimal detection complexity at the receiver unless the low complexity decodability property is taken into consideration in the STBC design. In this letter we propose a new low-complexity decodable rate-1 full-diversity 4 x 4 STBC. We provide an analytical proof that the proposed code has the Non-Vanishing-Determinant (NVD) property, a property that can be exploited through the use of adaptive modulation which changes the transmission rate according to the wireless channel quality. We compare the proposed code to existing low-complexity decodable rate-1 full-diversity 4 x 4 STBCs in terms of performance over quasi-static Rayleigh fading channels, detection complexity and Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR). Our code is found to provide the best perf...

  9. Occurrence and core-envelope structure of 1--4x Earth-size planets around Sun-like stars

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    Marcy, Geoffrey W; Petigura, Erik A; Isaacson, Howard; Howard, Andrew W; Buchhave, Lars A

    2014-01-01

    Small planets, 1-4x the size of Earth, are extremely common around Sun-like stars, and surprisingly so, as they are missing in our solar system. Recent detections have yielded enough information about this class of exoplanets to begin characterizing their occurrence rates, orbits, masses, densities, and internal structures. The Kepler mission finds the smallest planets to be most common, as 26% of Sun-like stars have small, 1-2 R_e planets with orbital periods under 100 days, and 11% have 1-2 R_e planets that receive 1-4x the incident stellar flux that warms our Earth. These Earth-size planets are sprinkled uniformly with orbital distance (logarithmically) out to 0.4 AU, and probably beyond. Mass measurements for 33 transiting planets of 1-4 R_e show that the smallest of them, R < 1.5 R_e, have the density expected for rocky planets. Their densities increase with increasing radius, likely caused by gravitational compression. Including solar system planets yields a relation: rho = 2.32 + 3.19 R/R_e [g/cc]. ...

  10. Study of the structure and ferroelectric behavior of BaBi4-xLaxTi4O15 ceramics

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    Khokhar, Anita; Goyal, Parveen K.; Thakur, O. P.; Sreenivas, K.

    2015-06-01

    The structure and ferroelectric properties of Lanthanum substituted barium bismuth titanate BaBi4-xLaxTi4O15 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.5) ceramics prepared by solid-state reaction method have been investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) confirms the formation of a single phase material. The distribution of lanthanum into the perovskite layers and (Bi2O2)2+ layers of BaBi4Ti4O15 ceramics have been revealed through Raman spectroscopy. At lower value of x, it is seen that La3+ ions prefer to substitute A-site Bi3+ ions in the perovskite layers while for higher x values, La3+ ions get incorporated into the (Bi2O2)2+ layers. A critical La content of x ˜ 0.2 in BaBi4-xLaxTi4O15 is seen to exhibit a large remnant polarization (Pr) with low coercive field (Ec). The improvement in the ferroelectric properties of La substituted BaBi4Ti4O15 ceramics has been explained in terms of changing oxygen vacancy concentration and structural relaxation. Tunable ferroelectric materials can be obtained by manipulating the doping amount of lanthanum ion.

  11. Crystal structure of LuCu{sub 4-x}Sb{sub 2} (x = 1.053)

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    Fedyna, M.F. [Ukrainian National University of Forest and Wood Technology, Chuprynky str. 103, UA-79057, Lviv (Ukraine); Fedorchuk, A.O. [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Kyryla i Mefodiya str. 6, UA-79005 Lviv (Ukraine); Fedyna, L.O. [Lviv Institute of Economics and Tourism, Mentsynskoho str. 8, UA-79007 Lviv (Ukraine); Tokaychuk, Ya.O. [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Kyryla i Mefodiya str. 6, UA-79005 Lviv (Ukraine)], E-mail: tokaychuk@mail.lviv.ua

    2008-08-25

    Crystal structure of new ternary antimonide LuCu{sub 4-x}Sb{sub 2} (x = 1.053(8)) was refined by means of powder diffraction method (diffractometer DRON-3M, Cu K{sub {alpha}}-radiation, R{sub B} = 4.09, {chi}{sup 2} = 1.92). It crystallizes in orthorhombic type of structure ErFe{sub 4}Ge{sub 2} (low-temperature modification): space group Pnnm, Pearson code oP14-2.11, a = 7.01189(14), b = 7.75061(15), c = 4.24323(8) A; Z = 2. Analysing the coordination environments of atoms it was shown, that investigated structure is an inclusion derivative of TiO{sub 2} structure type. TiO{sub 2}, NiAs, MnBi, Ag{sub 2}HgS{sub 2}, Ni{sub 2}In and RCu{sub 4-x}Sb{sub 2} (R Tm, Lu) structures belongs to the family of structures built up from the columns of filled octahedra and differ by the filling of space between them by different atoms or groups of atoms.

  12. Evaluation of some Newly Developed Diploid Hybrids and their Breeding Value in 4x-2x Crosses

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    2002-01-01

    The narrow genetic base in potato (Solanum tuberosum L. ) limits the progress in cultivar development.The rich diploid germplasm in the origin center of potato provide a unique resource for improvement of tetraploid potatoes. Seven newly developed diploid hybrids with 2n pollen production, all of which have S.phureja background,were developed and evaluated for their value in potato breeding. They were crossed as male parnets to six tetraploid Solanum tuberosum cultivars,and seeds in large quantity from eleven crosses were obtained. Main agronomic traits ,such as tuber yield ,tuber number,mean tuber weight ,tuber shape ,eye depth, skin smoothness, flesh color, and specific gravity, were measured for 4x-2x tetraploid progenies in seedling generation ,and their parents as well. All of the diploid hybrids had some merit for specific traits and the DH39 was more promising ;high specific gravity trait in some diploid hybrids was successfully introgressed into tetroploid progenies via 4x-2x crosses. These diploid hybrids have potential value in potato breeding.

  13. Thermodynamics, dielectric permittivity and phase diagrams of the Rb1-x(NH4xH2PO4 type proton glasses

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    S.I. Sorokov

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The cluster pseudospin model of proton glasses, which takes into account the energy levels of protons around the PO4 group, the long-range interactions between the hydrogen bonds, and an internal random deformational field is used to investigate thermodynamical characteristics, longitudinal and transverse dielectric permittivities of Rb1-x(ND4xD2PO4 and Rb1-x(NH4xH2AsO4 compounds. A review of experimental and theoretical works on the Rb1-x(NH4xH2PO4 type crystals is presented.

  14. Intranasal administration of a therapeutic HIV vaccine (Vacc-4x induces dose-dependent systemic and mucosal immune responses in a randomized controlled trial.

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    Kristin Brekke

    Full Text Available Vacc-4x, a Gag p24-based therapeutic HIV vaccine, has been shown to reduce viral load set-points after intradermal administration. In this randomized controlled pilot study we investigate intranasal administration of Vacc-4x with Endocine as adjuvant.Safety and immunogenicity were tested in patients on effective ART. They were randomized to low, medium or high dose Vacc-4x or adjuvant alone, administered four times at weekly intervals with no booster. Vacc-4x-specific T cell responses were measured in vitro by proliferation and in vivo by a single DTH skin test at the end of study. Nasal and rectal mucosal secretions were analyzed for Vacc-4x-specific antibodies by ELISA. Immune regulation induced by Vacc-4x was assessed by functional blockade of the regulatory cytokines IL-10 and TGF-β.Vacc-4x proliferative T cell responses increased only among the vaccinated (p ≤ 0.031. The low dose group showed the greatest increase in Vacc-4x CD8+T cell responses (p = 0.037 and developed larger DTH (p = 0.005 than the adjuvant group. Rectal (distal Vacc-4x IgA and IgG antibodies also increased (p = 0.043 in this group. In contrast, the high dose generated higher nasal (local Vacc-4x IgA (p = 0.028 and serum IgG (p = 0.030 antibodies than the adjuvant. Irrespective of dose, increased Vacc-4x CD4+T cell responses were associated with low proliferation (r = -0.82, p < 0.001 and high regulation (r = 0.61, p = 0.010 at baseline.Intranasal administration of Vacc-4x with Endocine was safe and induced dose-dependent vaccine-specific T cell responses and both mucosal and systemic humoral responses. The clinical significance of dose, immune regulation and mucosal immunity warrants further investigation.ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01473810.

  15. Investigation of carbon-coated lithiated Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/C for lithium-ion batteries

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    Pan, Mengjie; Zhang, Lin; Gong, Lijun; Liu, Hongbo; Chen, Yuxi, E-mail: yxchen@hnu.edu.cn

    2015-11-15

    Highlights: • Lithiated Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/C with pre-stored active Li ions has been synthesized. • The first-cycle coulombic efficiency of Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/C is over 100%. • Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/C displays excellent cyclic stability and capacity retention. • TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles and carbon coating are necessary for formation of Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/C. - Abstract: Carbon-coated Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} and lithiated Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} anode materials have been synthesized using nanosized anatase TiO{sub 2} and commercial TiO{sub 2} with mixed structure as Ti sources, respectively. Microstructural investigation indicates that Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} and Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} are covered by amorphous carbon layers with thickness of 2–3 nm. Their electrochemical performance has been evaluated, which indicates that an amount of active Li ions have been pre-stored in the Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} lattice during solid-state synthesis, resulting in its first-cycle coulombic efficiency over 100%. Further, Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/C exhibits higher cyclic capacities than Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/C at different current density. The reversible charge capacity retention of Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/C reaches 98.5% after 100 cycles, which indicates that Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/C is promising candidate anode material for long lifetime lithium-ion batteries. The formation mechanism of Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/C has been discussed, in which the nanosized anatase TiO{sub 2} with high chemical activity and the carbon coating play key roles for the formation of Li{sub 4+x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/C.

  16. Thermoelectric and Magnetic Properties of Pt-Substituted {BaFe_{4-{x}}Pt_{{x}}Sb_{12}} Compounds

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    Sertkol, Murat; Ballıkaya, Sedat; Aydoğdu, Fatih; Güler, Adil; Özdemir, Mustafa; Öner, Yıldırhan

    2017-01-01

    {BaFe_{4-{x}}Pt_{{x}}Sb_{12}} ( x = 0, 0.1, 0.2) compounds were prepared by melting and annealing, followed by a spark plasma sintering method. Low-temperature thermoelectric and magnetic properties were investigated based on Seebeck coefficient, electrical and thermal conductivity and magnetization measurements. The structural properties of {BaFe_{4-{x}}Pt_{{x}}Sb_{12}} ( x = 0, 0.1, 0.2) compounds were ascertained by powder x-ray diffraction analysis, confirming that all samples have a main phase of a skutterudite structure with the space group Im{bar{3}}. The lattice parameters obtained, 9.202(5), 9.199(5) and 9.202(1) Å for x = 0, 0.1 and 0.2, respectively, were found consistent with literature. The Seebeck coefficient sign shows that holes are dominant carriers in all compounds. The local maximum Seebeck coefficient was observed around 50 K which may be a trace of paramagnon-drag effect of charge carriers. Thermal conductivity and electrical resistivity measurements were carried out between 4.2 and 300 K. Temperature dependence of electrical resistivity reflects that all samples show semi-metallic behavior in our temperature range of 4.2-300 K. Samples for x = 0.1 and x = 0.2 show Kondo-like behavior. In magnetization measurement, we observe that there are two successive magnetic transitions in Pt-substituted compounds; however, there is only one (transition from a paramagnetic state to long-range magnetic ordering) in Pt-free compounds. In Pt-substituted compounds, the first transition appears at T _{ c} = 48 K. In addition, the second transition is observed at T _{ irr} = 30 K where an intermediate state is observed before the magnetic ordering transforms to an irreversible ferromagnetic state. We concluded that Pt substitution on the Fe side effectual on the thermoelectric and magnetic properties of {BaFe_{4-{x}}Pt_{{x}}Sb_{12}} ( x = 0, 0.1, 0.2) compounds.

  17. Unity 4.x cookbook

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    Smith, Matt

    2013-01-01

    Cookbook. From beginners to advanced users, from artists to coders, this book is for you and everyone in your team! This book is for anyone who wants to explore a wide range of Unity scripting and multimedia features and to find ready to use solutions to many game features. Programmers can explore multimedia features, and multimedia developers can try their hand at scripting.

  18. Hydrogen ordering and new polymorph of layered perovskite oxyhydrides: Sr₂VO(4-x)H(x).

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    Bang, Joonho; Matsuishi, Satoru; Hiraka, Haruhiro; Fujisaki, Fumika; Otomo, Toshiya; Maki, Sachiko; Yamaura, Jun-ichi; Kumai, Reiji; Murakami, Youichi; Hosono, Hideo

    2014-05-21

    Compositionally tunable vanadium oxyhydrides Sr2VO(4-x)H(x) (0 ≤ x ≤ 1.01) without considerable anion vacancy were synthesized by high-pressure solid-state reaction. The crystal structures and their properties were characterized by powder neutron diffraction, synchrotron X-ray diffraction, thermal desorption spectroscopy, and first-principles density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The hydrogen anions selectively replaced equatorial oxygen sites in the VO6 layers via statistical substitution of hydrogen in the low x region (x x > 0.7. Based on the DFT calculations, the degree of oxygen/hydrogen anion ordering is strongly correlated with the bonding interaction between vanadium and the ligands.

  19. Cation disorder in MgX2O4 (X = Al, Ga, In) spinels from first principles

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    Jiang, Chao; Sickafus, Kurt E.; Stanek, Christopher R.; Rudin, Sven P.; Uberuaga, Blas P.

    2012-07-01

    We have performed first-principles density functional theory calculations to investigate the possible physical origins of the discrepancies between the existing theoretical and experimental studies on cation distribution in MgX2O4 (X = Al, Ga, In) spinel oxides. We show that for MgGa2O4 and MgIn2O4, it is crucial to consider the effects of lattice vibrations to achieve agreement between theory and experiment. For MgAl2O4, we find that neglecting short-range order effects in thermodynamic modeling can lead to significant underestimation of the degree of inversion. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the common practice of representing disordered structures by randomly exchanging atoms within a small periodic supercell can incur large computational error due to either insufficient statistical sampling or finite supercell size effects.

  20. All 1/2 BPS solutions of IIB supergravity with SO(4)xSO(4) isometry

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    Liu, James T. [Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, Randall Laboratory of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040 (United States); Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (United States)], E-mail: jimliu@umich.edu; Sabra, Wafic [Centre for Advanced Mathematical Sciences and Physics Department, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)

    2007-12-13

    In (hep-th/0409174), Lin, Lunin and Maldacena constructed a set of regular 1/2 BPS geometries in IIB theory. These remarkable 'bubbling AdS' geometries have a natural interpretation as duals of chiral primary operators with weight {delta}=J in N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory. Although these geometries have been assumed to be complete, from a purely supergravity point of view, additional 1/2 BPS configurations may potentially exist with a preferred null isometry. We explore this possibility and prove that the only additional class of 1/2 BPS solutions with SO(4)xSO(4) isometry are the familiar IIB pp-waves.

  1. Vacuum energy of M/sup 4/ x S/sup M/ x S/sup N/ in even dimensions

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    Gleiser, M.; Jetzer, P.; Rubin, M.A.

    1987-01-01

    We obtain an expression for the one loop effective potential coming from quantum fluctuations of scalars and spin-1/2 fermions in a higher-dimensional manifold of product form M/sup 4/ x S/sup M/ x S/sup N/. In contrast to previous calculations, we consider the case in which the total number of dimensions is even, since this is the relevant case for superstring compactification. A detailed calculation for a ten-dimensional spacetime with two internal 3-spheres is performed, and an approximate static solution for the geometry is found, with the two internal radii being of the order of the Planck length for a sufficiently large number of matter fields. We study the stability of this solution and make some remarks on the possible cosmological implications of our results.

  2. Chemical dynamics of the CH(X2Π) + C2H4(X1A1g), CH(X2Π) + C2D4(X1A1g), and CD(X2Π) + C2H4(X1A1g) reactions studied under single collision conditions.

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    Zhang, Fangtong; Maksyutenko, Pavlo; Kaiser, Ralf I

    2012-01-14

    The crossed beam reactions of the methylidyne radical with ethylene (CH(X(2)Π) + C(2)H(4)(X(1)A(1g))), methylidyne with D4-ethylene (CH(X(2)Π) + C(2)D(4)(X(1)A(1g))), and D1-methylidyne with ethylene (CD(X(2)Π) + C(2)H(4)(X(1)A(1g))) were conducted at nominal collision energies of 17-18 kJ mol(-1) to untangle the chemical dynamics involved in the formation of distinct C(3)H(4) isomers methylacetylene (CH(3)CCH), allene (H(2)CCCH(2)), and cyclopropene (c-C(3)H(4)) via C(3)H(5) intermediates. By tracing the atomic hydrogen and deuterium loss pathways, our experimental data suggest indirect scattering dynamics and an initial addition of the (D1)-methylidyne radical to the carbon-carbon double bond of the (D4)-ethylene reactant forming a cyclopropyl radical intermediate (c-C(3)H(5)/c-C(3)D(4)H/c-C(3)H(4)D). The latter was found to ring-open to the allyl radical (H(2)CCHCH(2)/D(2)CCHCD(2)/H(2)CCDCH(2)). This intermediate was found to be long lived with life times of at least five times its rotational period and decomposed via atomic hydrogen/deuterium loss from the central carbon atom (C2) to form allene via a rather loose exit transition state in an overall strongly exoergic reaction. Based on the experiments with partially deuterated reactants, no compelling evidence could be provided to support the formation of the cyclopropene and methylacetylene isomers under single collision conditions. Likewise, hydrogen/deuterium shifts in the allyl radical intermediates or an initial insertion of the (D1)-methylidyne radical into the carbon-hydrogen/deuterium bond of the (D4)-ethylene reactant were found to be-if at all-of minor importance. Our experiments propose that in hydrocarbon-rich atmospheres of planets and their moons such as Saturn's satellite Titan, the reaction of methylidyne radicals should lead predominantly to the hitherto elusive allene molecule in these reducing environments.

  3. Preparation of Fe4-xGaxN Films and Their Conductive Behavior%Fe4-xGaxN薄膜的制备及其电导行为

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    孙忠巍; 王群; 瞿志学; 汤云晖; 武彤

    2015-01-01

    利用电子束蒸发沉积的方法制备了不同Ga含量的FeGa合金薄膜,采用XRD和EDS对制得的FeGa合金薄膜的物相和成分进行了分析.合金薄膜在氨/氢比1:1的气氛中500℃下被氮化,使用XRD、SEM对氮化后薄膜的物相组成、微观形貌进行了分析,并通过Hall测试系统对氮化后薄膜的电导行为进行了分析.结果表明,氮化得到了钙钛矿结构的Fe4-xGaxN,氮化后晶粒有轻微长大,Ga元素在薄膜中分布均匀;随着Ga含量的增大,薄膜的载流子浓度和电子迁移率都呈现出降低的趋势,电阻率逐渐增大.

  4. Yb9+xCuMg4-x (x = 0.034): A κ-Phase Formed by Lanthanoids.

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    De Negri, Serena; Romaka, Vitaliy; Solokha, Pavlo; Saccone, Adriana; Giester, Gerald; Michor, Herwig; Rogl, Peter F

    2016-08-15

    Atom order in the crystal structures of Yb2Cu2-xMg (x = 0.17; Mo2FeB2-type; P4/mbm; a = 0.75592(2) nm; c = 0.40282(1) nm) and Yb9+xCuMg4-x (x = 0.034; Hf9Mo4B-type; P63/mmc; a = 1.0169(5) nm; c = 1.0290(5) nm) was determined from powder and X-ray single-crystal counter data analyses supported by electron probe microanalyses. Among the group of the so-called κ-phases, Yb9+xCuMg4-x is the first representative formed by a lanthanoid element. The structure of this κ-phase can be viewed as a typical network of corner-connected empty Yb6-octahedra, which encompass Yb6Mg6-icosahedra (filled by a mix of Mg/Yb atoms) and Yb6-trigonal prisms centered by Cu atoms to complete the three-dimensional metal framework. From another point of view, the same structure is considered as built from infinite polyicosahedral columns of Yb9Mg4 composition with Cu atoms located in trigonal prismatic interstices, highlighting similarities with other Yb-rich Yb-Cu-Mg phases. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations classify Yb9CuMg4 as a polar intermetallic. Metallic-like behavior is inferred from the Sommerfeld constant, γ = 49.2 mJ/mol·K(2), derived from the electronic density of states, calculated at the Fermi level. DFT integration of the f-density of states indicates almost completely filled f-states, revealing 13.6 and 13.7 electrons in the valence band for Yb1 and Yb2 atoms, respectively, close to the Yb(2+) ground state ((1)S0) for both Yb atoms. Magnetic susceptibility data recorded on the same compound are consistent with a nonmagnetic divalent Yb(2+) state. Temperature-dependent heat capacity data display a metallic behavior characterized by a small Sommerfeld constant γ = 64.8 mJ/mol·K(2) and a rather low Debye temperature ΘD = 140 K as typical for soft materials.

  5. Hybrid fabrication process of additive manufacturing and direct writing for a 4 X 4 mm matrix flexible tactile sensor

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    Woo, Sang Gu; Lee, In Hwan [Chungbuk National University, Chungju (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Kyong Chang [Pukyong National University, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-09-15

    Various machines require data from their external environments for safety and/or accuracy. In this respect, many sensors that mimic the human sensory system have been investigated. Among these, tactile sensors may be useful for obtaining data on the roughness of, and external forces acting upon, an object. Several tactile sensors have been developed; however, these are typically fabricated via a series of complex processes, and hence are unsuitable for volume manufacturing. In this paper, we report a fabrication process for a 4 X 4 mm matrix flexible sensor element using layered manufacturing and direct-write technology. A composite composed of photocurable resin and Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) was used as the sensing material. The MWCNTs were mixed with the photocurable resin using ultrasonic dispersion, and the liquid mixture exhibited excellent piezoresistive properties following curing using ultraviolet light. The used photocurable resin is flexible and elastic after curing. Therefore, the composite material can be bent and deformed. To use this composite material with the flexible sensor, dispensing characteristics were examined using direct-write technology. For the acquisition of sensor data, a commercial pin-header was inserted and photocurable resin was filled up to the height of pin-header and cured . Then, the composite material was dispensed onto the pin-header as a sensing material. Using this process, a flexible sensor with piezoresistive properties was formed.

  6. Structural and magnetic investigations of CaBaCo4-xFexO7 solid solutions

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    Turkin, D. I.; Bazuev, G. V.; Korolev, A. V.

    2017-01-01

    Solid solutions of CaBaCo4-xFexO7 (x=0, 0.05, 0.2, 1, 2) were synthesized by glycine-nitrate combustion process. Their structural and magnetic properties were characterized by means of x-ray diffraction and magnetization measurements. In the examined range of the solid solutions, their crystal lattice symmetry changes from orthorhombic with space group Pbn21 (0xx>0.5). The magnetic measurements revealed that even small doping (x=0.05) of the transition metal sublattice noticeably suppresses ferrimagnetism of the parent compound and induces an AF transition at 88 K. An increase in the doping concentration lowers the frustration parameter |θCW|/TC from 17.2 (for x=0.05) to 13.7 (for x=2) and strengthens the antiferromagnetic interactions, which manifests itself in the Curie-Weiss temperature (θCW) growth. The samples with x=0.05 and x=0.2 also show an additional magnetic transition at temperatures Tg (55 and 70 K respectively). The temperature irreversibility between the ZFC and FC magnetization curves may suggest the formation of a spin-glass state below that temperature.

  7. CITOGENETICA DE HIBRIDOS ENTRE TURNERA GRANDIDENTATA (4x Y T. SUBULATA Y T. SCABRA (2x (TURNERACEAE

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    Aveliano Fernández

    2010-11-01

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    Turnera subulata y T.scabra, 2n = 2x = 10, se cruzaron con T.grandidentata, 2n = 4x = 20, y los híbridos obtenidos se estudiaron citológicamente para determinar la relación entre estas especies. Todos los híbridos presentaron 2n = 3x = 15 y meiosis irregular. En T.subulata x T.grandidentata se hallo una asociación cromosómica media de 4,28 univalentes, 4,16 bivalentes y 0,73 trivalentes. T.scabra x T.grandidentata tuvieron una asociación cromosómica media de 4,53 univalentes, 4,42 bivalentes, 0,53 trivalentes y 0.03 cuadrivalents. El estudio citogenético de estos híbridos indica que estas tres especies tienen el mismo genoma básico. 
    Las fórmulas genómicas Asu Asu para T.subulata, Asc Asc para T.scabra y AgAgArAr para T.grandidentata fueron propuestas en trabajos anteriores. Las asociaciones y las configuraciones que se encuentran en los híbridos analizados en éste estudio avalan las fórmulas genómicas propuestas.

  8. Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of Ce1- z Pr z Fe4- x Co x Sb12 Skutterudites

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    Song, Kwon-Min; Shin, Dong-Kil; Jang, Kyung-Wook; Choi, Soon-Mok; Lee, Soonil; Seo, Won-Seon; Kim, Il-Ho

    2017-05-01

    p-Type Ce1- z Pr z Fe4- x Co x Sb12 skutterudites were prepared by encapsulated melting, quenching, annealing, and hot pressing. While the skutterudite phase was successfully synthesized, a small amount of the secondary phase (FeSb2) was observed. According to the scanning electron microscope analysis, (Ce,Pr)Sb2 phases were also observed for Co-substituted specimens ( x = 0.5). The electrical conductivity decreased with increasing temperature, implying a degenerate semiconductor behavior, and also decreased with increasing Co contents. All specimens showed p-type characteristics having positive signs of the Hall coefficient and the Seebeck coefficient. The Seebeck coefficient increased with increasing temperature and reached a maximum value at 823 K. The power factor (PF) increased with decreasing Co content and Ce0.75Pr0.25 Fe4Sb12 showed a peak value of PF = 3.2 mW m-1 K-2 at 823 K. The electronic thermal conductivity decreased with increasing Co contents and the lattice thermal conductivity decreased with decreasing Ce and Co contents at high temperature. The thermal conductivity increased at temperatures above 623 K due to bipolar conduction. The dimensionless figure of merit (ZT) showed a maximum value of ZT = 0.84 at 823 K for Ce0.25Pr0.75Fe4Sb12.

  9. Performance Analysis of Corporate Feed Rectangular Patch Element and Circular Patch Element 4x2 Microstrip Array Antennas

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    Md. Tanvir Ishtaique-ul Huque

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper present simple, slim, low cost and high gain circular patch and rectangular patch microstrip array antenna, with the details steps of design process, operate in X-band(8 GHz to 12 GHz and it provides a mean to choose the effective one based on the performance analysis of both of these array antennas. The method of analysis, design and development of these array antennas are explained completely here and analyses are carried out for 4x2 arrays. The simulation has been performed by using commercially available antenna simulator, SONNET version V12.56, to compute the current distribution, return loss response and radiation pattern. The proposed antennas are designed by using Taconic TLY-5 dielectric substrate with permittivity, er = 2.2 and height, h =1.588 mm. In all cases we get return losses in the range -4.96 dB to -25.21 dB at frequencies around 10 GHz. The gain of these antennas as simulated are found above 6 dB and side lobe label is maintained lower than main lobe. Operating frequency of these antennas is 10 GHz so these antennas are suitable for X-band application.

  10. Filled Co (sub X) Ni (sub 4-x) Sb (sub 12-y) Sn (sub Y) Skutterudites: Processing and Thermoelectric Properties

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    Mackey, Jon; Sehirlioglu, Alp; Dynys, Fred

    2015-01-01

    Skutterudites have proven to be a useful thermoelectric system as a result of their enhanced figure of merit (ZT1), cheap material cost, favorable mechanical properties, and good thermal stability. The majority of skutterudite interest in recent years has been focused on binary skutterudites like CoSb3 or CoAs3. Binary skutterudites are often double and triple filled, with a range of elements from the lanthanide series, in order to reduce the lattice component of thermal conductivity. Ternary and quaternary skutterudites, such as Co4Ge6Se6 or Ni4Sb8Sn4, provide additional paths to tune the electronic structure. The thermal conductivity can further be improved in these complex skutterudites by the introduction of fillers. The Co (sub X) Ni (sub 4-x) Sb (sub 12-y) Sn (sub Y) system has been investigated as both a p- and n-type thermoelectric material, and is stable up to 200 degrees Centigrade. Yb, Ce, and Dy fillers have been introduced into the skutterudite to study the influence of both the type and the quantity of fillers on processing conditions and thermoelectric properties. The system was processed through a multi-step technique that includes solidification, mechano-chemical alloying, and hot pressing which will be discussed along with thermoelectric transport properties.

  11. Co(x)Ni(4-x)Sb(12-y)Sn(y) Ternary Skutterudites: Processing and Thermoelectric Properties

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    Mackey, Jon; Sehirlioglu, Alp; Dynys, Fred

    2014-01-01

    Skutterudites have proven to be a useful thermoelectric system as a result of their high figure of merit, favorable mechanical properties, and good thermal stability. Binary skutterudites have received the majority of interest in recent years, as a result of successful double and triple filling schemes. Ternary skutterudites, such as Ni4Sb7Sn5, also demonstrate good thermoelectric performance, with high power factor and low thermal conductivity. Ternary skutterudites, as contrasted to binary systems, provide more possibility for tuning electronic structure as substitutions can be studied on three elements. The Co(x)Ni(4-x)Sb(12-y)Sn(y) system has been investigated as both a p- and n-type thermoelectric material, stable up to 200 C. The system is processed through a combination of solidification, mechanical alloying, and hot pressing steps. Rietveld structure refinement has revealed an interesting occupancy of Sn on both the 24g Wyckoff position with Sb as well as the 2a position as a rattler. In addition to thermoelectric properties, detailed processing routes have been investigated on the system.

  12. Corrosion of Biocompatible Mg66+xZn30-xCa4 (x=0.2 Bulk Metallic Glasses

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    Nowosielski R.

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper was to investigate the corrosion resistance of Mg66Zn30Ca4 and Mg68Zn28Ca4 metallic glasses and evaluate the ability of this amorphous alloy use for medical applications as biodegradable medical implants. Taking into account the amount of Mg, Zn, Ca elements dissolved in multielectrolyte physiological fluid (MPF from Mg66+xZn30-xCa4 (x=0.2 alloys the daily dose of evolved ions from alloys components was determined. Additional goal of the paper was determination of corrosion rate (Vcorr and amount of hydrogen evolved from amorphous magnesium alloys in simulated environment of human body fluids during 24h immersion and during electrochemical tests. Corrosion studies were done in the multielectrolyte physiological fluid (MPF at 37°C. The amount of hydrogen evolved [ml/cm2] and corrosion rate Vcorr [mm/year] of amorphous Mg66Zn30Ca4 and Mg68Zn28Ca4 alloys were compared. The work also presents characterization of Mg-based bulk metallic glasses structure in the form of 2 mm thickness plates. Samples structure was analyzed by means of X-ray diffraction. Fracture and surface morphology of magnesium alloy samples were identified using scanning electron microscopy.

  13. Charge transport and thermoelectric properties of Ce1- z Nd z Fe4- x Co x Sb12 skutterudites

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    Song, Kwon-Min; Shin, Dong-Kil; Kim, Il-Ho

    2017-03-01

    Ce1- z Nd z Fe4- x Co x Sb12 skutterudites were prepared by encapsulated melting, quenching, annealing, and hot pressing. The skutterudite phase could be successfully synthesized; however, a small amount of the secondary phase FeSb2 was also obtained. Scanning electron microscopic analysis indicated the presence of (Ce,Nd)Sb2 phases in the Co-substituted specimens ( x = 0.5). The electrical conductivity decreased with an increase in temperature, implying a degenerate semiconductor behavior. The electrical conductivity also decreased with an increase in the Nd and the Co contents. All specimens exhibited p-type characteristics with positive values for the Hall coefficient and the Seebeck coefficient. The Seebeck coefficients increased with an increase in temperature, with the maximum values obtained at temperatures between 723 K and 823 K. The power factor ( PF) increased with a decrease in the Co content, and Ce0.75Nd0.25Fe4Sb12 exhibited a maximum PF value of 3.1 mWm-1K-2 at 823 K. The electronic thermal conductivity decreased with an increase in the Nd and the Co contents, and the lattice thermal conductivity decreased with a decrease in the Ce and the Co contents. The thermal conductivity increased at temperatures above 623 K because of bipolar conduction. A maximum dimensionless figure of merit ( ZT) value of 0.74 was obtained at 723 K for Ce0.25Nd0.75Fe4Sb12.

  14. Subunit sequences of the 4 x 6-mer hemocyanin from the golden orb-web spider, Nephila inaurata.

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    Averdam, Anne; Markl, Jürgen; Burmester, Thorsten

    2003-08-01

    The transport of oxygen in the hemolymph of many arthropod and mollusc species is mediated by large copper-proteins that are referred to as hemocyanins. Arthropod hemocyanins are composed of hexamers and oligomers of hexamers. Arachnid hemocyanins usually form 4 x 6-mers consisting of seven distinct subunit types (termed a-g), although in some spider taxa deviations from this standard scheme have been observed. Applying immunological and electrophoretic methods, six distinct hemocyanin subunits were identified in the red-legged golden orb-web spider Nephila inaurata madagascariensis (Araneae: Tetragnathidae). The complete cDNA sequences of six subunits were obtained that corresponded to a-, b-, d-, e-, f- and g-type subunits. No evidence for a c-type subunit was found in this species. The inclusion of the N. inaurata hemocyanins in a multiple alignment of the arthropod hemocyanins and the application of the Bayesian method of phylogenetic inference allow, for the first time, a solid reconstruction of the intramolecular evolution of the chelicerate hemocyanin subunits. The branch leading to subunit a diverged first, followed by the common branch of the dimer-forming b and c subunits, while subunits d and f, as well as subunits e and g form common branches. Assuming a clock-like evolution of the chelicerate hemocyanins, a timescale for the evolution of the Chelicerata was obtained that agrees with the fossil record.

  15. Relationship between the modified star excursion balance test and the 4x10 m shuttle run test in children

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    Joaquín Calatayud

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen La agilidad y el equilibrio dinámico son habilidades cruciales en la actividad física prepuberal y la participación deportiva, por lo tanto es necesaria la identificación de pruebas eficientes para su evaluación. Evaluar la correlación entre la agilidad y el equilibrio dinámico en niños escolares de primaria. Veintisiete niños y veinte niñas de 10 años participaron voluntariamente en el estudio. El Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT modificado y el 4x10 m Shuttle Run Test se utilizaron respectivamente para evaluar el equilibrio dinámico y agilidad. Las puntuaciones compuestas del equilibrio dinámico con apoyo diestro mostraron solo entre los niños una moderada correlación significativa (r = -0.51, p < 0.05 con la prueba de agilidad. Sin embargo, entre las niñas se mostró una correlación significativa (r = -0.45, p < 0.05 durante la distancia de alcance posterolateral obtenida en el SEBT. La realización del test completo o de las distancias alcanzadas a nivel posteromedial y posterolateral del SEBT se asocia moderadamente con la agilidad entre los niños, mientras que la distancia posterolateral se asocia con la agilidad entre las niñas.

  16. Crystal structure and physical properties of (EDO-TTFBr{2)2}FeX{4 }(X = CI, Br)

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    Miyazaki, A.; Aimatsu, M.; Yamazaki, H.; Enoki, T.; Ugawa, K.; Ogura, E.; Kuwatani, Y.; Iyoda, M.

    2004-04-01

    The crystal structure and physical properties of radical ion salts (EDO-TTFBr{2})2FeX{4} (X = Cl, Br) composed of halogen-substituted organic donor and magnetic halide anions are investigated. The salts consist of uniformly stacked donor molecules, whose Br substituents are connected to halide ligands of anions with remarkably short intermolecular contacts. Both salts show metallic behavior above ca. 30K. The FeCl{4} salt shows an antiferromagnetic (AF) transition at TN = 4.2K despite the absence of anion\\cdot \\cdot \\cdot anion contacts, thus the magnetic interaction between the localized spins on the anions is mediated by the π -d interaction through the Br\\cdot \\cdot \\cdot Cl contacts. For the FeBr{4} salt the AF transition temperature is elevated to TN = 13.5K, accompanied with another anomaly at TC2 = 8.5K. This behavior can be qualitatively explained by a magnetic structure model where the π -d interaction between donor and anion is taken into account. Key words. Molecular conductors molecular magnets π -d interaction.

  17. Hydrothermal synthesis of Li4-xNaxTi5O12 and Li4-xNaxTi5O12/graphene composites as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries

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    Zhu Jiping

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A potential Lithium-ion battery anode material Li4-xNaxTi5O12 (0≤x≤0.15 has been synthesized via a facile hydrothermal method with short processing time and low temperature. The XRD and FE-SEM results indicate that samples with Na-doped are well-crystallized and have more homogeneous particle distributions with smaller overall particle size in the range of 300-600nm. Electrochemical tests reveal that Na-doped samples exhibit impressive specific capacity and cycle stability compared to pristine Li4Ti5O12 at high rate. The Li3.9Na0.1Ti5O12 electrode deliver an initial specific discharge capacity of 169mAh/g at 0.5C and maintained at 150.4mAh/g even after 40 cycles with the reversible retention of 88.99%. Finally, a simple solvothermal reduction method was used to fabricate Li3.9Na0.1Ti5O12/graphene(Li3.9Na0.1Ti5O12/G composite. Galvanostatic charge-discharge tests demonstrate that this sample has remarkable capacities of 197.4mAh/g and 175.5mAh/g at 0.2C and 0.5C rate, respectively. This indicates that the Li3.9Na0.1Ti5O12/G composite is a promising anode material for using in lithium-ion batteries.

  18. Defect Chemistry of a Zinc-Doped Lepidocrocite Titanate CsxTi2−x/2Znx/2O4 (x = 0.7) and its Protonic Form

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    Gao, Tao; Fjellvåg, Helmer; Norby, Poul

    2009-01-01

    A zinc-doped layered titanate CsxTi2−x/2Znx/2O4 (x = 0.7) with lepidocrocite (γ-FeOOH)-type layered structure was prepared via solid-state calcination. A complete extraction of both lattice Zn atoms and interlayer Cs ions was observed upon acid exchange, producing a protonic form H2xTi2−x/2x/2O4·H2....... The protonic titanate H2xTi2−x/2x/2O4·H2O readily underwent delamination to produce its molecular single sheets Ti1−δδO24δ− (δ = 0.175) with distinctive two-dimensional morphology and small thickness (1 nm), suggesting promising applications in the assembly of functional nanostructures....

  19. Defect Chemistry of a Zinc-Doped Lepidocrocite Titanate CsxTi2−x/2Znx/2O4 (x = 0.7) and its Protonic Form

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    Gao, Tao; Fjellvåg, Helmer; Norby, Poul

    2009-01-01

    A zinc-doped layered titanate CsxTi2−x/2Znx/2O4 (x = 0.7) with lepidocrocite (γ-FeOOH)-type layered structure was prepared via solid-state calcination. A complete extraction of both lattice Zn atoms and interlayer Cs ions was observed upon acid exchange, producing a protonic form H2xTi2−x/2x/2O4·H2....... The protonic titanate H2xTi2−x/2x/2O4·H2O readily underwent delamination to produce its molecular single sheets Ti1−δδO24δ− (δ = 0.175) with distinctive two-dimensional morphology and small thickness (1 nm), suggesting promising applications in the assembly of functional nanostructures....

  20. Identification of Four Novel Synonymous Substitutions in the X-Linked Genes Neuroligin 3 and Neuroligin 4X in Japanese Patients with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

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    Kumiko Yanagi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Mutations in the X-linked genes neuroligin 3 (NLGN3 and neuroligin 4X (NLGN4X were first implicated in the pathogenesis of X-linked autism in Swedish families. However, reports of mutations in these genes in autism spectrum disorder (ASD patients from various ethnic backgrounds present conflicting results regarding the etiology of ASD, possibly because of genetic heterogeneity and/or differences in their ethnic background. Additional mutation screening study on another ethnic background could help to clarify the relevance of the genes to ASD. We scanned the entire coding regions of NLGN3 and NLGN4X in 62 Japanese patients with ASD by polymerase chain reaction-high-resolution melting curve and direct sequencing analyses. Four synonymous substitutions, one in NLGN3 and three in NLGN4X, were identified in four of the 62 patients. These substitutions were not present in 278 control X-chromosomes from unrelated Japanese individuals and were not registered in the database of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms build 132 or in the Japanese Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms database, indicating that they were novel and specific to ASD. Though further analysis is necessary to determine the physiological and clinical importance of such substitutions, the possibility of the relevance of both synonymous and nonsynonymous substitutions with the etiology of ASD should be considered.

  1. Measurement of the cosmic ray spectrum above 4 x 10(18) eV using inclined events detected with the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    Aab, A.; Abreu, P.; Aglietta, M.; Ahn, E. J.; Al Samarai, I.; Albuquerque, I. F. M.; Allekotte, I.; Allison, P.; Almela, A.; Alvarez Castillo, J.; Alvarez-Muniz, J.; Batista, R. Alves; Ambrosio, M.; Aminaei, A.; Anchordoqui, L.; Andringa, S.; Aramo, C.; Aranda, V. M.; Arqueros, F.; Arsene, N.; Asorey, H.; Assis, P.; Aublin, J.; Ave, M.; Avenier, M.; Avila, G.; Awal, N.; Badescu, A. M.; Barber, K. B.; Baeuml, J.; Baus, C.; Beatty, J. J.; Becker, K. H.; Bellido, J. A.; Berat, C.; Bertaina, M. E.; Bertou, X.; Biermann, P. L.; Billoir, P.; Blaess, S. G.; Blanco, A.; Blanco, M.; Bleve, C.; Bluemer, H.; Bohacova, M.; Boncioli, D.; Bonifazi, C.; Borodai, N.; Brack, J.; Brancus, I.; Bridgeman, A.; Brogueira, P.; Brown, W. C.; Buchholz, P.; Bueno, A.; Buitink, S.; Buscemi, M.; Caballero-Mora, K. S.; Caccianiga, B.; Caccianiga, L.; Candusso, M.; Caramete, L.; Caruso, R.; Castellina, A.; Cataldi, G.; Cazon, L.; Cester, R.; Chavez, A. G.; Chiavassa, A.; Chinellato, J. A.; Chudoba, J.; Cilmo, M.; Clay, R. W.; Cocciolo, G.; Colalillo, R.; Coleman, A.; Collica, L.; Coluccia, M. R.; Conceicao, R.; Contreras, F.; Cooper, M. J.; Cordier, A.; Coutu, S.; Covault, C. E.; Cronin, J.; Dallier, R.; Daniel, B.; Dasso, S.; Daumiller, K.; Dawson, B. R.; de Almeida, R. M.; de Jong, S. J.; De Mauro, G.; de Mello Neto, J. R. T.; De Mitri, I.; de Oliveira, J.; de Souza, V.; del Pera, L.; Deligny, O.; Dembinski, H.; Dhital, N.; Di Giulio, C.; Di Matteo, A.; Diaz, J. C.; Diaz Castro, M. L.; Diogo, F.; Dobrigkeit, C.; Docters, W.; D'Olivo, J. C.; Dorofeev, A.; Dorosti Hasankiadeh, Q.; Dova, M. T.; Ebr, J.; Engel, R.; Erdmann, M.; Erfani, M.; Escobar, C. O.; Espadanal, J.; Etchegoyen, A.; Falcke, H.; Fang, K.; Farrar, G.; Fauth, A. C.; Fazzini, N.; Ferguson, A. P.; Fernandes, M.; Fick, B.; Figueira, J. M.; Filevich, A.; Filipcic, A.; Fox, B. D.; Fratu, O.; Freire, M. M.; Fuchs, B.; Fujii, T.; Garcia, B.; Garcia-Pinto, D.; Gate, F.; Gemmeke, H.; Gherghel-Lascu, A.; Ghia, P. L.; Giaccari, U.; Giammarchi, M.; Giller, M.; Glas, D.; Glaser, C.; Glass, H.; Golup, G.; Gomez Berisso, M.; Gomez Vitale, P. F.; Gonzalez, N.; Gookin, B.; Gordon, J.; Gorgi, A.; Gorham, P.; Gouffon, P.; Griffith, N.; Grillo, A. F.; Grubb, T. D.; Guarino, F.; Guedes, G. P.; Hampel, M. R.; Hansen, P.; Harari, D.; Harrison, T. A.; Hartmann, S.; Harton, J. L.; Haungs, A.; Hebbeker, T.; Heck, D.; Heimann, P.; Herve, A. E.; Hill, G. C.; Hojvat, C.; Hollon, N.; Holt, E.; Homola, P.; Hoerandel, J. R.; Horvath, P.; Hrabovsky, M.; Huber, D.; Huege, T.; Insolia, A.; Isar, P. G.; Jandt, I.; Jansen, S.; Jarne, C.; Johnsen, J. A.; Josebachuili, M.; Kaapa, A.; Kambeitz, O.; Kampert, K. H.; Kasper, P.; Katkov, I.; Kegl, B.; Keilhauer, B.; Keivani, A.; Kemp, E.; Kieckhafer, R. M.; Klages, H. O.; Kleifges, M.; Kleinfeller, J.; Krause, R.; Krohm, N.; Kroemer, O.; Kuempe, D.; Kunka, N.; LaHurd, D.; Latronico, L.; Lauer, R.; Lauscher, M.; Lautridou, P.; Le Coz, S.; Lebrun, D.; Lebrun, P.; Leigui de Oliveira, M. A.; Letessier-Selvon, A.; Lhenry-Yvon, I.; Link, K.; Lopes, L.; Lopez, R.; Lopez Casado, A.; Louedec, K.; Lu, L.; Lucero, A.; Malacari, M.; Maldera, S.; Mallamaci, M.; Maller, J.; Mandat, D.; Mantsch, P.; Mariazzi, A. G.; Marin, V.; Maris, I. C.; Marsella, G.; Martello, D.; Martin, L.; Martinez, H.; Martinez Bravo, O.; Martraire, D.; Masias Meza, J. J.; Mathes, H. J.; Mathys, S.; Matthews, J.; Matthews, J. A. J.; Matthiae, G.; Maure, D.; Maurizio, D.; Mayotte, E.; Mazur, P. O.; Medina, C.; Medina-Tanco, G.; Meissner, R.; Mello, V. B. B.; Melo, D.; Menshikov, A.; Messina, S.; Meyhandan, R.; Micheletti, M. I.; Middendorf, L.; Minaya, I. A.; Miramonti, L.; Mitrica, B.; Molina-Bueno, L.; Mollerach, S.; Montanet, F.; Morello, C.; Mostafa, M.; Moura, C. A.; Muller, M. A.; Mueller, G.; Mueller, S.; Mussa, R.; Navarra, G.; Navas, S.; Necesa, P.; Nellen, L.; Nelles, A.; Neuser, J.; Newton, D.; Nguyen, P. H.; Niculescu-Oglinzanu, M.; Niechcio, M.; Niemietz, L.; Niggemann, T.; Nitz, D.; Nosek, D.; Novotny, V.; Nozka, L.; Ochilo, L.; Oikonomou, F.; Olinto, A.; Olmos-Gilbaja, V. M.; Pacheco, N.; Selmi-Dei, D. Pakk; Palatka, M.; Pallotta, J.; Papenbreer, P.; Parente, G.; Parra, A.; Paul, T.; Pech, M.; Pekala, J.; Pelayo, R.; Pepe, I. M.; Perrone, L.; Petermann, E.; Peters, C.; Petrera, S.; Petrov, Y.; Phuntsok, J.; Piegaia, R.; Pierog, T.; Pieroni, P.; Pimenta, M.; Pirronello, V.; Platino, M.; Plum, M.; Porcelli, A.; Porowski, C.; Prado, R. R.; Privitera, P.; Prouza, M.; Purrello, V.; Quel, E. J.; Querchfeld, S.; Quinn, S.; Rautenberg, J.; Ravel, O.; Ravignani, D.; Revenu, B.; Ridky, J.; Riggi, S.; Risse, M.; Ristori, P.; Rizi, V.; Rodrigues de Carvalho, W.; Fernandez, G. Rodriguez; Rodriguez Rojo, J.; Rodriguez-Frias, M. D.; Rogozin, D.; Rosado, J.; Roth, M.; Rouletl, E.; Rovero, A. C.; Saffi, S. J.; Saftoiu, A.; Salamida, F.; Salazar, H.; Saleh, A.; Salesa Greus, F.; Salina, G.; Sanchez, F.; Sanchez-Lucas, P.; Santos, E.; Santos, E. M.; Sarazin, F.; Sarkar, B.; Sarmento, R.; Sato, R.; Scarso, C.; Schauer, M.; Scherini, V.; Schieler, H.; Schiffer, P.; Schmidt, D.; Scholten, O.; Schoorlemmer, H.; Schovanek, P.; Schroeder, F. G.; Schulz, A.; Schulz, J.; Schumacher, J.; Sciutto, S. J.; Segreto, A.; Settimo, M.; Shadkam, A.; Shellard, R. C.; Sidelnik, I.; Sigl, G.; Sima, O.; Smialkowski, A.; Smida, R.; Snow, G. R.; Sommers, P.; Sorokin, J.; Squartini, R.; Srivastava, Y. N.; Stanca, D.; Stanic, S.; Stapleton, J.; Stasielak, J.; Stephan, M.; Stutz, A.; Suarez, F.; Suomijarvi, T.; Supanitsky, A. D.; Sutherland, M. S.; Swain, J.; Szadkowski, Z.; Taborda, O. A.; Tapia, A.; Tepe, A.; Theodoro, V. M.; Timmermans, C.; Todero Peixoto, C. J.; Toma, G.; Tomankova, L.; Tome, B.; Tonachini, A.; Elipe, G. Torralba; Torres Machado, D.; Travnicek, P.; Ulrich, R.; Unger, M.; Urban, M.; Valdes Galicia, J. F.; Valino, I.; Valore, L.; van Aar, G.; van Bodegom, P.; van den Berg, A. M.; van Velzen, S.; van Vliet, A.; Varela, E.; Vargas Cardenas, B.; Varner, G.; Vasquez, R.; Vazquez, J. R.; Vazquez, R. A.; Veberic, D.; Verzi, V.; Vicha, J.; Videla, M.; Villasenor, L.; Vlcek, B.; Vorobiov, S.; Wahlberg, H.; Wainberg, O.; Walz, D.; Watson, A. A.; Weber, M.; Weidenhaupt, K.; Weindl, A.; Werner, F.; Widom, A.; Wiencke, L.; Wilczynski, H.; Winchen, T.; Wittkowski, D.; Wundheiler, B.; Wykes, S.; Yang, L.; Yapici, T.; Yushkov, A.; Zas, E.; Zavrtanik, D.; Zavrtanik, M.; Zepeda, A.; Zhu, Y.; Zimmermann, B.; Ziolkowski, M.; Zuccarello, F.

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    A measurement of the cosmic-ray spectrum for energies exceeding 4x10(18) eV is presented, which is based on the analysis of showers with zenith angles greater than 60 degrees detected with the Pierre Auger Observatory between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2013. The measured spectrum confirms a flux

  2. Measurement of the cosmic ray spectrum above 4 x 10(18) eV using inclined events detected with the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    Aab, A.; Abreu, P.; Aglietta, M.; Ahn, E. J.; Al Samarai, I.; Albuquerque, I. F. M.; Allekotte, I.; Allison, P.; Almela, A.; Alvarez Castillo, J.; Alvarez-Muniz, J.; Batista, R. Alves; Ambrosio, M.; Aminaei, A.; Anchordoqui, L.; Andringa, S.; Aramo, C.; Aranda, V. M.; Arqueros, F.; Arsene, N.; Asorey, H.; Assis, P.; Aublin, J.; Ave, M.; Avenier, M.; Avila, G.; Awal, N.; Badescu, A. M.; Barber, K. B.; Baeuml, J.; Baus, C.; Beatty, J. J.; Becker, K. H.; Bellido, J. A.; Berat, C.; Bertaina, M. E.; Bertou, X.; Biermann, P. L.; Billoir, P.; Blaess, S. G.; Blanco, A.; Blanco, M.; Bleve, C.; Bluemer, H.; Bohacova, M.; Boncioli, D.; Bonifazi, C.; Borodai, N.; Brack, J.; Brancus, I.; Bridgeman, A.; Brogueira, P.; Brown, W. C.; Buchholz, P.; Bueno, A.; Buitink, S.; Buscemi, M.; Caballero-Mora, K. S.; Caccianiga, B.; Caccianiga, L.; Candusso, M.; Caramete, L.; Caruso, R.; Castellina, A.; Cataldi, G.; Cazon, L.; Cester, R.; Chavez, A. G.; Chiavassa, A.; Chinellato, J. A.; Chudoba, J.; Cilmo, M.; Clay, R. W.; Cocciolo, G.; Colalillo, R.; Coleman, A.; Collica, L.; Coluccia, M. R.; Conceicao, R.; Contreras, F.; Cooper, M. J.; Cordier, A.; Coutu, S.; Covault, C. E.; Cronin, J.; Dallier, R.; Daniel, B.; Dasso, S.; Daumiller, K.; Dawson, B. R.; de Almeida, R. M.; de Jong, S. J.; De Mauro, G.; de Mello Neto, J. R. T.; De Mitri, I.; de Oliveira, J.; de Souza, V.; del Pera, L.; Deligny, O.; Dembinski, H.; Dhital, N.; Di Giulio, C.; Di Matteo, A.; Diaz, J. C.; Diaz Castro, M. L.; Diogo, F.; Dobrigkeit, C.; Docters, W.; D'Olivo, J. C.; Dorofeev, A.; Dorosti Hasankiadeh, Q.; Dova, M. T.; Ebr, J.; Engel, R.; Erdmann, M.; Erfani, M.; Escobar, C. O.; Espadanal, J.; Etchegoyen, A.; Falcke, H.; Fang, K.; Farrar, G.; Fauth, A. C.; Fazzini, N.; Ferguson, A. P.; Fernandes, M.; Fick, B.; Figueira, J. M.; Filevich, A.; Filipcic, A.; Fox, B. D.; Fratu, O.; Freire, M. M.; Fuchs, B.; Fujii, T.; Garcia, B.; Garcia-Pinto, D.; Gate, F.; Gemmeke, H.; Gherghel-Lascu, A.; Ghia, P. L.; Giaccari, U.; Giammarchi, M.; Giller, M.; Glas, D.; Glaser, C.; Glass, H.; Golup, G.; Gomez Berisso, M.; Gomez Vitale, P. F.; Gonzalez, N.; Gookin, B.; Gordon, J.; Gorgi, A.; Gorham, P.; Gouffon, P.; Griffith, N.; Grillo, A. F.; Grubb, T. D.; Guarino, F.; Guedes, G. P.; Hampel, M. R.; Hansen, P.; Harari, D.; Harrison, T. A.; Hartmann, S.; Harton, J. L.; Haungs, A.; Hebbeker, T.; Heck, D.; Heimann, P.; Herve, A. E.; Hill, G. C.; Hojvat, C.; Hollon, N.; Holt, E.; Homola, P.; Hoerandel, J. R.; Horvath, P.; Hrabovsky, M.; Huber, D.; Huege, T.; Insolia, A.; Isar, P. G.; Jandt, I.; Jansen, S.; Jarne, C.; Johnsen, J. A.; Josebachuili, M.; Kaapa, A.; Kambeitz, O.; Kampert, K. H.; Kasper, P.; Katkov, I.; Kegl, B.; Keilhauer, B.; Keivani, A.; Kemp, E.; Kieckhafer, R. M.; Klages, H. O.; Kleifges, M.; Kleinfeller, J.; Krause, R.; Krohm, N.; Kroemer, O.; Kuempe, D.; Kunka, N.; LaHurd, D.; Latronico, L.; Lauer, R.; Lauscher, M.; Lautridou, P.; Le Coz, S.; Lebrun, D.; Lebrun, P.; Leigui de Oliveira, M. A.; Letessier-Selvon, A.; Lhenry-Yvon, I.; Link, K.; Lopes, L.; Lopez, R.; Lopez Casado, A.; Louedec, K.; Lu, L.; Lucero, A.; Malacari, M.; Maldera, S.; Mallamaci, M.; Maller, J.; Mandat, D.; Mantsch, P.; Mariazzi, A. G.; Marin, V.; Maris, I. C.; Marsella, G.; Martello, D.; Martin, L.; Martinez, H.; Martinez Bravo, O.; Martraire, D.; Masias Meza, J. J.; Mathes, H. J.; Mathys, S.; Matthews, J.; Matthews, J. A. J.; Matthiae, G.; Maure, D.; Maurizio, D.; Mayotte, E.; Mazur, P. O.; Medina, C.; Medina-Tanco, G.; Meissner, R.; Mello, V. B. B.; Melo, D.; Menshikov, A.; Messina, S.; Meyhandan, R.; Micheletti, M. I.; Middendorf, L.; Minaya, I. A.; Miramonti, L.; Mitrica, B.; Molina-Bueno, L.; Mollerach, S.; Montanet, F.; Morello, C.; Mostafa, M.; Moura, C. A.; Muller, M. A.; Mueller, G.; Mueller, S.; Mussa, R.; Navarra, G.; Navas, S.; Necesa, P.; Nellen, L.; Nelles, A.; Neuser, J.; Newton, D.; Nguyen, P. H.; Niculescu-Oglinzanu, M.; Niechcio, M.; Niemietz, L.; Niggemann, T.; Nitz, D.; Nosek, D.; Novotny, V.; Nozka, L.; Ochilo, L.; Oikonomou, F.; Olinto, A.; Olmos-Gilbaja, V. M.; Pacheco, N.; Selmi-Dei, D. Pakk; Palatka, M.; Pallotta, J.; Papenbreer, P.; Parente, G.; Parra, A.; Paul, T.; Pech, M.; Pekala, J.; Pelayo, R.; Pepe, I. M.; Perrone, L.; Petermann, E.; Peters, C.; Petrera, S.; Petrov, Y.; Phuntsok, J.; Piegaia, R.; Pierog, T.; Pieroni, P.; Pimenta, M.; Pirronello, V.; Platino, M.; Plum, M.; Porcelli, A.; Porowski, C.; Prado, R. R.; Privitera, P.; Prouza, M.; Purrello, V.; Quel, E. J.; Querchfeld, S.; Quinn, S.; Rautenberg, J.; Ravel, O.; Ravignani, D.; Revenu, B.; Ridky, J.; Riggi, S.; Risse, M.; Ristori, P.; Rizi, V.; Rodrigues de Carvalho, W.; Fernandez, G. Rodriguez; Rodriguez Rojo, J.; Rodriguez-Frias, M. 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Torralba; Torres Machado, D.; Travnicek, P.; Ulrich, R.; Unger, M.; Urban, M.; Valdes Galicia, J. F.; Valino, I.; Valore, L.; van Aar, G.; van Bodegom, P.; van den Berg, A. M.; van Velzen, S.; van Vliet, A.; Varela, E.; Vargas Cardenas, B.; Varner, G.; Vasquez, R.; Vazquez, J. R.; Vazquez, R. A.; Veberic, D.; Verzi, V.; Vicha, J.; Videla, M.; Villasenor, L.; Vlcek, B.; Vorobiov, S.; Wahlberg, H.; Wainberg, O.; Walz, D.; Watson, A. A.; Weber, M.; Weidenhaupt, K.; Weindl, A.; Werner, F.; Widom, A.; Wiencke, L.; Wilczynski, H.; Winchen, T.; Wittkowski, D.; Wundheiler, B.; Wykes, S.; Yang, L.; Yapici, T.; Yushkov, A.; Zas, E.; Zavrtanik, D.; Zavrtanik, M.; Zepeda, A.; Zhu, Y.; Zimmermann, B.; Ziolkowski, M.; Zuccarello, F.

    2015-01-01

    A measurement of the cosmic-ray spectrum for energies exceeding 4x10(18) eV is presented, which is based on the analysis of showers with zenith angles greater than 60 degrees detected with the Pierre Auger Observatory between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2013. The measured spectrum confirms a flux

  3. Synthesis and Electrochemical Performances of Spinel LiMn2-xInxO4(x=0,0.01,0.02,0.05)%尖晶石型LiMn2-xInxO4(x=0,0.01,0.02,0.05)的合成及电化学性能研究

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    王超; 刘兴泉; 刘宏基; 向小春; 张峥

    2012-01-01

    The spinel LiMn2-xInxO4 (x=0, 0.01, 0.02, 0.05) cathode materials were prepared by a citric acid-assisted sol-gel method using LiOH, Mn (CH3COO)2 and In2O3 as raw materials and citric acid as the chelating agent. The resultant materials were characterized by XRD and SEM for the structure and morphology, respectively. The electrochemical properties of the materials were investigated by galvanostatic charge and discharge, CV and EIS test. The influence of different indium dopant concentration on the electrochemical properties of LiMn2-xInxO4 cathode materials was examined. The results revealed that the LiMn1.99In0.01O4 sample exhibits the pure cubic spinel phase structure without impurity. And the initial discharge capacity of LiMn1.99In0.01O4 was 119.9 mAh·g-1 at 0.5C and 3.4~ 4.35 V range, it remained 84.9% of the initial specific discharge capacity after 0.5C by 30 cycles, 1C by 30 cycles, 2C by 30 cycles, and 0.5C by 5 cycles again. The LiMn1.99In0.01O4 displayed better electrochemical performance. Compared with the parent LiMn2O4, the cyclic performance of LiMn1.99In0.01O4 cathode material at elevated temperature was more excellent than the undoped LiMn2O4.%以醋酸锰、氢氧化锂和三氧化二铟为原料,以柠檬酸为配位剂,采用溶胶-凝胶法制备了掺杂In的尖晶石LiMn2-xInxO4(x=0,0.01,0.02,0.05),采用XRD 、SEM对目标材料进行了结构和形貌表征,采用恒流充放电、循环伏安(CV)以及交流阻抗(EIS)谱测试对材料进行了电化学性能表征,考察了不同In掺杂量对材料性能的影响.结果表明,当In掺杂量为1%时,LiMn1.99In0.01O4样品具有纯的尖晶石锰酸锂结构,在0.5C和3.4~4.35 V电压范围条件下,LiMn1.99In0.01O4的初始放电容量为119.9 mAh· g-1,经过1C 30次,2C 30次,再0.5C 5次循环后,其放电容量保持率为84.9%,显示了良好的电化学性能.掺杂1%的In的样品比未掺杂的样品具有更优的高温循环稳定性能.

  4. Structure and dielectric properties of solid solutions Bi7Ti4 + x W x Ta1-2 x O21 ( x = 0-0.5)

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    Zubkov, S. V.; Vlasenko, V. G.; Shuvaeva, V. A.; Shevtsova, S. I.

    2016-01-01

    A number of solid solutions Bi7Ti4 + x W x Ta1-2 x O21 ( x = 0-0.5) have been synthesized from oxides by solid-phase reaction. The crystal structure, the electrophysical characteristics, and the microstructure of the prepared ceramic samples have been studied. According to X-ray powder diffraction, all the compounds are single-phase with the structure of mixed-layer Aurivillius phases ( m = 2.5) with the orthorhombic crystal lattice (space group I2 cm, Z = 2). Temperature dependences of the relative permittivity ɛ( T) of the compound have been measured, from which it has been found that the Curie temperature T C of perovskite-like oxides Bi7Ti4 + x W x Ta1-2 x O21 ( x = 0-0.5) decreases linearly as substitution parameter x decreases. The activation energies of charge carriers have been found in different temperature ranges.

  5. Preparation of Ultrafine Li4+xAlxSi1-xO4 by Sol-Gel Method and Its Ionic Conductivity

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    2000-01-01

    Solid electrolyte Li4+xAlxSi1-xO4 (x=0~0.5) was prepared by sol-gel method.The powder samples were characterized by DTA-TG,TEM,SEM and XRD. Ionic conductivity of the sintered sample was determined by means of A-C impedance measurements.The experimental results show that the solid-solution range was 0<x≤0.4,while the conductivity of samples rised with increasing amount of Al2O3 added,the maximum conductivity of Li4.4Al0.4Si0.6O4 was 8.612×10-3S.cm-1 at 300℃.The average grain size of samples was 70 nm.The sample prepared by sol-gel method required lower temperature and presented higher ionic conductivity compared with the samples by the conventional solid state reaction.

  6. Laser locking to the 199Hg clock transition with 5.4x10^(-15)/sqrt(tau) fractional frequency instability

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    McFerran, J J; Mandache, C; Millo, J; Zhang, W; Coq, Y Le; Santarelli, G; Bize, S

    2012-01-01

    With Hg atoms confined in an optical lattice trap in the Lamb-Dicke regime, we obtain a spectral line at 265.6 nm in which the full-width at half-maximum is <15Hz. Here we lock an ultrastable laser to this ultranarrow clock transition and achieve a fractional frequency stability of 5.4x10^(-15)/sqrt(tau) for tau<=400s. The highly stable laser light used for the atom probing is derived from a 1062.6 nm fiber laser locked to an ultrastable optical cavity that exhibits a mean drift rate of +6.0x10^(-17) s^(-1) (or +16.9 mHz.s^(-1) at 282 THz) over a five month period. A comparison between two such lasers locked to independent optical cavities shows a flicker noise limited fractional frequency instability of 4x10^(-16) per cavity.

  7. Model building on the non-factorisable type IIA T{sup 6}/(Z{sub 4} x ΩR) orientifold

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    Seifert, Alexander; Honecker, Gabriele [Institute for Physics (WA THEP) and Cluster of Excellence PRISMA, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz (Germany)

    2016-04-15

    We construct global semi-realistic supersymmetric models with intersecting D6-branes on the non-factorisable orientifold T{sup 6}/(Z{sub 4} x ΩR). The non-factorisable structure gives rise to differences compared to the factorisable case: additional conditions for the three-cycles to be Lagrangian and extra constraints on the wrapping numbers for building fractional cycles. (copyright 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  8. Spin excitations in stripe-ordered La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} (x=0.275 and ((1)/(3)))

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    Boothroyd, A.T. E-mail: a.boothroyd1@physics.ox.ac.uk; Freeman, P.G.; Prabhakaran, D.; Woo, H.; Nakajima, K.; Tranquada, J.M.; Yamada, K.; Frost, C.D

    2004-05-01

    We report neutron scattering measurements of the spectrum of magnetic excitations in the stripe-ordered phase of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} (x=0.275 and ((1)/(3))). The propagating spin excitations follow a similar dispersion relation for the two compositions, but the line widths are broader for x=0.275 than for ((1)/(3))

  9. Spin excitations in stripe-ordered La 2- xSr xNiO 4 ( x=0.275 and {1}/{3})

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    Boothroyd, A. T.; Freeman, P. G.; Prabhakaran, D.; Woo, H.; Nakajima, K.; Tranquada, J. M.; Yamada, K.; Frost, C. D.

    2004-05-01

    We report neutron scattering measurements of the spectrum of magnetic excitations in the stripe-ordered phase of La 2- xSr xNiO 4 ( x=0.275 and {1}/{3}). The propagating spin excitations follow a similar dispersion relation for the two compositions, but the line widths are broader for x=0.275 than for {1}/{3}.

  10. Negative anisotropic magnetoresistance resulting from minority spin transport in NixFe4-xN (x = 1 and 3) epitaxial films

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    Takata, Fumiya; Kabara, Kazuki; Ito, Keita; Tsunoda, Masakiyo; Suemasu, Takashi

    2017-01-01

    We grew 50 nm-thick NixFe4-xN (x = 1 and 3) epitaxial films on a SrTiO3(001) single-crystal substrate by molecular beam epitaxy and measured their anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) ratios rAMR in the temperature range of 5-300 K with current directions set along either NixFe4-xN [100] or [110]. A negative rAMR was obtained up to 200 K or higher. Their magnitude | rAMR | increased with decreasing temperature. From the negative AMR effect and the negative spin-polarization of density of states for NixFe4-xN at the Fermi level, it can be stated that the minority spin transport is dominant in NixFe4-xN, similar to Fe4N and Co3FeN. The rAMR depends on the current direction that arises from the current direction dependence of s-d scattering. In the case of Ni3FeN, the rAMR decreased to nearly zero at 260 K. This temperature agreed well with the Curie temperature determined from the temperature dependence of magnetization. The AMR curves were reproduced well by using both cos2ϕ and cos4ϕ components below 100 K, whereas a cos2ϕ component was enough to fit those obtained above 100 K. It is assumed that the tetragonal crystal field was enhanced at low temperatures (<100 K) similar to Fe4N (<50 K).

  11. 4 x 10 Gb/s terrestrial optical free space transmission over 1.2 km using an EDFA preamplifier with 100 GHz channel spacing.

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    Song, D Y; Hurh, Y S; Cho, J W; Lim, J H; Lee, D W; Lee, J S; Chung, Y

    2000-10-09

    We demonstrate a transmission of 4 x 10 Gb/s WDM channels over 1.2 km of free space in 1.55-microm band. The transmitted beam is coupled into a single-mode fiber through a fiber-pigtailed collimator, which enables the use of standard 100-GHz channel spacing and an optical preamplifier at the receiver. All the received channels have Q values higher than 6.

  12. Density of electronic states and dispersion of optical functions of defect chalcopyrite CdGa{sub 2}X{sub 4} (X = S, Se): DFT study

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    Reshak, A.H. [Institute of Complex Systems, FFPW, CENAKVA, University of South Bohemia in CB, Nove Hrady 37333 (Czech Republic); Center of Excellence Geopolymer and Green Technology, School of Material Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis, 01007 Kangar, Perlis (Malaysia); Khan, Saleem Ayaz, E-mail: sayaz_usb@yahoo.com [Institute of Complex Systems, FFPW, CENAKVA, University of South Bohemia in CB, Nove Hrady 37333 (Czech Republic)

    2013-11-15

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • FPLAPW method is used for calculating the electronic and optical properties of CdGa{sub 2}X{sub 4}. • Electronic and optical properties were calculated using LDA, GGA, EVGGA and mBJ. • Band gap conformed that CdGa{sub 2}X{sub 4} are semiconductors fit for UV and visible light. • The ECD shows that change in the bond length and bond nature affect the band gap. • The dielectric tensor components and its derivatives show considerable anisotropy. - Abstract: A density functional theory (DFT) based on full potential linear augmented plane wave (FPLAPW) was used for calculating the electronic structure, charge density and optical properties of CdGa{sub 2}X{sub 4} (X = S, Se) compounds. Local density approximation (LDA), generalized gradient approximation (GGA), Engle Vasko generalized gradient approximation (EVGGA) and recently modified Becke–Johnson (mBJ) were applied to calculate the band structure, total and partial density of states. The investigation of band structures and density of states of CdGa{sub 2}X{sub 4} (X = S, Se) elucidate that mBJ potential show close agreement to the experimental results. The mBJ potential was selected for further explanation of optical properties of CdGa{sub 2}X{sub 4} (X = S, Se). The study of electronic charge density contours shows that change in the bond lengths and bond nature affect the band gap of the compounds. The two non-zero dielectric tensor components and its derivatives show considerable anisotropy between the perpendicular and parallel components. The present work provide accurate information about the combination (hybridization) of orbital, formation of bands and dispersion of non-zero tensor components of CdGa{sub 2}X{sub 4} (X = S, Se)

  13. A Raman and FIR spectroscopic study of the solid solution (N(CH3)4)2ZnCl4-xBrx

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    Loosdrecht, P.H.M. van; Janner, A.

    1991-01-01

    Polarized Raman and far-infrared spectra (10-350 cm-1) of the solid solution (N(CH3)4)2ZnCl4-xBrx are presented for several compositions (x = 0, 1, 2, 2.9 and 4) in the high- (300 K) and low- (60 K) temperature phases of the crystals. Apart from the internal modes of the ZnCl42- and ZnBr42- ions, se

  14. Urinary creatine and methylamine excretion following 4 x 5 g x day(-1) or 20 x 1 g x day(-1) of creatine monohydrate for 5 days.

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    Sale, Craig; Harris, Roger C; Florance, James; Kumps, Alain; Sanvura, Robertine; Poortmans, Jacques R

    2009-05-01

    In this study, we examined the effect of two creatine monohydrate supplementation regimes on 24-h urinary creatine and methylamine excretion. Nine male participants completed two trials, separated by 6 weeks. Participants ingested 4 x 5 g x day(-1) creatine monohydrate for 5 days in one trial and 20 x 1 g x day(-1) for 5 days in the other. We collected 24-h urine samples on 2 baseline days (days 1-2), during 5 days of supplementation (days 3-7), and for 2 days post-supplementation (days 8-9). Urine was assayed for creatine using high-performance liquid chromatography and methylamine using gas chromatography. Less creatine was excreted following the 20 x 1 g x day(-1) regime (49.25 +/- 10.53 g) than the 4 x 5 g x day(-1) regime (62.32 +/- 9.36 g) (mean +/- s; P x 1 g x day(-1) and 4 x 5 g x day(-1) regimes, respectively (P x 1 g x day(-1) doses suggests a greater retention in the body and most probably in the muscle. Lower and more frequent doses of creatine monohydrate appear to further attenuate formation of methylamine.

  15. Synthesis and characterization of the new strontium borogermanate Sr(3-x/2)B(2-x)Ge(4+x)O₁₄ (x = 0.32).

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    Petermüller, Benedikt; Petschnig, Lucas L; Wurst, Klaus; Heymann, Gunter; Huppertz, Hubert

    2014-09-15

    The strontium borogermanate Sr(3-x/2)B(2-x)Ge(4+x)O14 (x = 0.32) was synthesized by high-temperature solid-state reaction of SrO, GeO2, and H3BO3 in a NaF/KF flux system using platinum crucibles. The structure determination revealed that Sr(3-x/2)B(2-x)Ge(4+x)O14 (x = 0.32) crystallizes in the trigonal space group P321 (No. 150) with the parameters a = 800.7(2) and c = 488.8(2) pm, with R1 = 0.0281, wR2 = 0.0671 (all data), and Z = 1. The crystal structure of Sr(3-x/2)B(2-x)Ge(4+x)O14 (x = 0.32) consists of distorted SrO8 cubes, GeO6 octahedra, GeO4 tetrahedra, and BO4 tetrahedra. In addition to the structural investigations, Raman and IR spectroscopic investigations were carried out.

  16. In situ XRD, XAS, and magnetic susceptibility study of the reduction of ammonium nickel phosphate NiNH4PO4 x H2O into nickel phosphide.

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    Berhault, Gilles; Afanasiev, Pavel; Loboué, Hermione; Geantet, Christophe; Cseri, Tivadar; Pichon, Christophe; Guillot-Deudon, Catherine; Lafond, Alain

    2009-04-06

    The reduction of the ammonium nickel phosphate NiNH(4)PO(4) x H(2)O precursor into nickel phosphide (Ni(2)P), a highly active phase in hydrotreating catalysis, was studied using a combination of magnetic susceptibility and in situ X-ray diffraction and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) techniques. The transformation of NiNH(4)PO(4) x H(2)O into Ni(2)P could be divided into three distinguishable zones: (1) from room temperature to 250 degrees C, the NiNH(4)PO(4) x H(2)O structure was essentially retained; (2) from 300 to 500 degrees C, only an amorphous phase was observed; (3) above 500 degrees C, a crystallization process occurred with the formation of Ni(2)P. An in situ XAS study and magnetic susceptibility measurements clearly revealed for the first time that the amorphous region corresponds to the nickel pyrophosphate phase alpha-Ni(2)P(2)O(7). The phosphate reduction into phosphide did not start before 550 degrees C and led to the selective formation of Ni(2)P at 650 degrees C.

  17. Structural and Na-ion conduction characteristics of Na 3 PS x Se 4-x

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    Bo, Shou-Hang; Wang, Yan; Ceder, Gerbrand

    2016-05-19

    The recent discovery of the isostructrual cubic Na3PS4 and Na3PSe4 as fast Na-ion conductors provided a general structural framework for the exploration of new sodium superionic conductors. In this work, we systematically investigated the structures and ionic conduction characteristics of a series of compounds with the general chemical formula of Na3PSxSe4-x. Synthesis of Na3PS4 under different conditions (e.g., temperature, reaction vessel, mass of the precursors) reveals the reactivity of the precursors with the reaction tubes, producing different polymorphs. X-ray diffraction studies on the solid solution phases Na3PSxSe4-x identified a tetragonal-to-cubic phase transition with increasing Se concentration. This observation is consistent with the computed stability of the tetragonal and cubic polymorphs, where the energy difference between the two polymorphs becomes very close to zero in Se-rich compositions. Furthermore, ab initio molecular dynamic simulations suggest that the fast Na-ion conduction in Na3PSxSe4-x may not be causally related with the symmetry or the composition of these phases. The formation of defects, instead, enables fast Na-ion conduction in this class of materials.

  18. Fabrication of spinel Li4-xTi5O12 via ion exchange for high-rate lithium-ion batteries

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    Cheng, Chongling; Liu, Hongjiang; Li, Jun; Xue, Xin; Cao, Hui; Wang, Dayang; Shi, Liyi

    2015-06-01

    The present work demonstrates that lithium ions can be stepwise substituted by protons from spinel Li4Ti5O12 crystalline particles though simple ion-exchange in aqueous HCl solution with the aid of heat treatment. This enables us to continuously tune the Li-to-Ti stoichiometric ratios from 0.80 to 0.59, 0.41, 0.21, 0.15, and 0.09, thus transforming Li4Ti5O12 to Li4-xTi5O12 nanocrystals. The resulting nanocrystals maintain the spinel crystal structure when x becomes smaller than 3. Among as-prepared the Li4-xTi5O12 crystalline particles, Li1Ti5O12 shows the highest capacity of 193 mAh g-1 at 1C and 148 mAh g-1 at 20C, lower current impedance (47 Ω), significantly improved rate capability and fairly long cycle life. This excellent electrochemical performance makes spinel Li4-xTi5O12 particles as a promising anode candidate for lithium ion batteries superior.

  19. Accessing alkali-free NASICON-type compounds through mixed oxoanion sol-gel chemistry: Hydrogen titanium phosphate sulfate, H1-xTi2(PO4)3-x(SO4)x (x=0.5-1)

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    Mieritz, Daniel; Davidowski, Stephen K.; Seo, Dong-Kyun

    2016-10-01

    We report a direct sol-gel synthesis and characterization of new proton-containing, rhombohedral NASICION-type titanium compounds with mixed phosphate and sulfate oxoanions. The synthetic conditions were established by utilizing peroxide ion as a decomposable and stabilizing ligand for titanyl ions in the presence of phosphates in a strong acidic medium. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), induction-coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopic (ICP-OES) elemental analysis, and Raman and 1H magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS-NMR) spectroscopic studies have determined the presence of sulfate and proton ions in the structure, for which the compositional range has been found to be H1-xTi2(PO4)3-x(SO4)x (x=0.5-1). The particulate products exhibit a nanocrystalline nature observed through characterization with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The N2 sorption isotherm measurements and subsequent Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) and Barrett-Joyner-Halenda (BJH) analyses confirmed the presence of the textural meso- and macropores in the materials. Future studies would determine the potential of the new compounds in various applications as battery materials, proton conductors and solid acid catalysts.

  20. Structural and Magnetothermal Properties of Compounds: Yb5SixGe4-x,Sm5SixGe4-x, EuO, and Eu3O4

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    Ahn, Kyunghan [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2007-01-01

    The family of R5SixGe4-x alloys demonstrates a variety of unique physical phenomena related to magneto-structural transitions associated with reversible breaking and reforming of specific bonds that can be controlled by numerous external parameters such as chemical composition, magnetic field, temperature, and pressure. Therefore, R5SixGe4-x systems have been extensively studied to uncover the mechanism of the extraordinary magneto-responsive properties including the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) and colossal magnetostriction, as well as giant magnetocaloric effect (GMCE). Until now, more than a half of possible R5SixGe4-x pseudobinary systems have been completely or partially investigated with respect to their crystallography and phase relationships (R = La, Pr, Nd, Gd, Tb, Dy, Er, Lu, Y). Still, there are other R5SixGe4-x systems (R = Ce, Sm, Ho, Tm, and Yb) that are not studied yet. Here, we report on phase relationships and structural, magnetic, and thermodynamic properties in the Yb5SixGe4-xand Sm5SixGe4-x pseudobinary systems, which may exhibit mixed valence states. The crystallography, phase relationships, and physical properties of Yb5SixGe4-x alloys with 0 ≤ x ≤ 4 have been examined by using single crystal and powder x-ray diffraction at room temperature, and dc magnetization and heat capacity measurements between 1.8 K and 400 K in magnetic fields ranging from 0 to 7 T. Unlike the majority of R5SixGe4-x systems studied to date, where R is the rare earth metal, all Yb-based germanide-silicides with the 5:4 stoichiometry crystallize in the same Gd5Si4-type structure. The magnetic properties of Yb5SixGe4-x materials are nearly composition

  1. A sex-specific association of common variants of neuroligin genes (NLGN3 and NLGN4X with autism spectrum disorders in a Chinese Han cohort

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    Li Hui

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Synaptic genes, NLGN3 and NLGN4X, two homologous members of the neuroligin family, have been supposed as predisposition loci for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs, and defects of these two genes have been identified in a small fraction of individuals with ASDs. But no such rare variant in these two genes has as yet been adequately replicated in Chinese population and no common variant has been further investigated to be associated with ASDs. Methods 7 known ASDs-related rare variants in NLGN3 and NLGN4X genes were screened for replication of the initial findings and 12 intronic tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs were genotyped for case-control association analysis in a total of 229 ASDs cases and 184 control individuals in a Chinese Han cohort, using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Results We found that a common intronic variant, SNP rs4844285 in NLGN3 gene, and a specific 3-marker haplotype XA-XG-XT (rs11795613-rs4844285-rs4844286 containing this individual SNP were associated with ASDs and showed a male bias, even after correction for multiple testing (SNP allele: P = 0.048, haplotype:P = 0.032. Simultaneously, none of these 7 known rare mutation of NLGN3 and NLGN4X genes was identified, neither in our patients with ASDs nor controls, giving further evidence that these known rare variants might be not enriched in Chinese Han cohort. Conclusion The present study provides initial evidence that a common variant in NLGN3 gene may play a role in the etiology of ASDs among affected males in Chinese Han population, and further supports the hypothesis that defect of synapse might involvement in the pathophysiology of ASDs.

  2. The structural, transport, and magnetic properties of Yb-filled skutterudites YbyFexCo4-xSb12 synthesized under high pressure

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    Chen, Yuqi; Kawamura, Yukihiro; Hayashi, Junichi; Takeda, Keiki; Sekine, Chihiro

    2016-12-01

    The effects of Fe-substitution on partially Yb filled skutterudites YbyFexCo4-xSb12 are presented from the viewpoint of crystal structure and thermoelectric, magnetic, and transport properties. A series of polycrystalline n-type YbyFexCo4-xSb12 (0.21 ≤ y ≤ 0.47, 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.76) samples were prepared using a high-pressure and high-temperature method. X-ray diffraction data suggest that all the compounds are high-purity skutterudites. For the YbyFexCo4-xSb12 with Yb content higher than 0.29 and Fe content lower than 1, the lattice constant shows a saturated behavior despite the change in the Yb/Fe content. Rietveld refinement based on the synchrotron radiation X-ray data implies that the rectangular Sb4 ring is transformed into square with increasing Yb content and/or Fe substitution content. The Yb valence gradually decreases as the Fe content increases from magnetic susceptibility analysis. According to the specific heat analysis, higher Yb filling benefits the lower Debye temperature while the Fe substitution leads to an increased Debye temperature. The Einstein temperature decreased with increasing Yb filling fraction, but Fe substitution for the Co site does not change the Einstein temperature further. Fe-substitution causes the reduction of total thermal conductivity κ, which mainly originates from the decrease of electron thermal conductivity contribution. The resistivity, Seebeck coefficient, thermal conductivity, and figure of merit (ZT) were effectively tuned due to the optimization of the carrier concentration. At the same carrier concentration, the hall mobility was decreased by Fe substitution. The proper Fe substitution content (0.2 in Yb0.25Fe0.2Co3.8Sb12) can result in a relatively high effective mass.

  3. Amine reactivity with charged sulfuric acid clusters

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    Bzdek, B. R.; Ridge, D. P.; Johnston, M. V.

    2011-08-01

    The distribution of charged species produced by electrospray of an ammonium sulfate solution in both positive and negative polarities is examined using Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS). Positively-charged ammonium bisulfate cluster composition differs significantly from negatively-charged cluster composition. For positively-charged clusters all sulfuric acid is neutralized to bisulfate, whereas for negatively-charged clusters the degree of sulfuric acid neutralization is cluster size-dependent. With increasing cluster size (and, therefore, a decreasing role of charge), both positively- and negatively-charged cluster compositions converge toward ammonium bisulfate. The reactivity of negatively-charged sulfuric acid-ammonia clusters with dimethylamine and ammonia is also investigated by FTICR-MS. Two series of negatively-charged clusters are investigated: [(HSO4)(H2SO4)x]- and [(NH4)x(HSO4)x+1(H2SO4)3]-. Dimethylamine substitution for ammonia in [(NH4) x(HSO4) x+1(H2SO4)3]- clusters is nearly collision-limited, and subsequent addition of dimethylamine to neutralize H2SO4 to bisulfate is within one order of magnitude of the substitution rate. Dimethylamine addition to [(HSO4) (H2SO4) x]- clusters is either not observed or very slow. The results of this study indicate that amine chemistry will be evident and important only in large ambient negative ions (>m/z 400), whereas amine chemistry may be evident in small ambient positive ions. Addition of ammonia to unneutralized clusters occurs at a rate that is ~2-3 orders of magnitude slower than incorporation of dimethylamine either by substitution or addition. Therefore, in locations where amine levels are within a few orders of magnitude of ammonia levels, amine chemistry may compete favorably with ammonia chemistry.

  4. Magnetic excitations of Nd in Nd{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}CuO{sub 4} (x=0,0.09,0.13)

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    Henggeler, W.; Furrer, A. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Chattopadyay, T.; Roessli, B. [Institut Max von Laue - Paul Langevin, 75 - Paris (France); Vorderwisch, P. [Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin GmbH (Germany); Thalmeier, P. [MPI Dresden (Germany)

    1997-09-01

    We have studied the wave vector dependence of the magnetic excitation spectrum of Nd in Nd{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}CuO{sub 4} (x=0,0.09,0.13) by inelastic neutron scattering experiments on single crystals. The results are analyzed with the help of model calculations which are performed in the context of the mean field random-phase approximation. This enables us to obtain direct information on the coupling constants between the rare earth ions. (author) 1 fig., 2 refs.

  5. Bulk Modulus and Electronic Band Structure of ZnGa2X4 (X=S,Se): a First-Principles Study

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    JIANG Xiao-Shu; MI Shu; SUN eeng-Jun; LU Yuan; LIANG Jiu-Qing

    2009-01-01

    First-principles local density functional calculations are presented for the compounds ZnGa2X4 (X = S, Se). We investigate the bulk moduli and electronic band structures in a defect chalcopyrite structure. The lattice constants and internal parameters axe optimized. The electronic structures are analysed with the help of total and partial density of states. The relation between the cohesive energy and the unit cell volume is obtained by fully relaxed structures. We derive the bulk modulus of ZnGa2X4 by fitting the Birch-Murnaghan's equation of state. The extended Cohen's empirical formula agrees well with our ab initio results.

  6. Fermion masses and proton decay in string-inspired SU(4)xSU(2){sup 2}xU(1){sub X}

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    Dent, Thomas [Theoretical Physics, University of Ioannina, Ioannina 45110 (Greece); Leontaris, George [Theoretical Physics, University of Ioannina, Ioannina 45110 (Greece)]. E-mail: george.leontaris@cern.ch; Rizos, John [Theoretical Physics, University of Ioannina, Ioannina 45110 (Greece)

    2005-01-13

    We present a supersymmetric model of fermion masses with SU(4)xSU(2){sup 2}xU(1){sub X} gauge group with matter in fundamental and antisymmetric tensor representations only. The up, down, charged lepton and neutrino Yukawa matrices are distinguished by different Clebsch-Gordan coefficients due to contracting over SU(4) and SU(2){sub R} indices. We obtain a hierarchical light neutrino mass spectrum with bi-large mixing. The condition that anomalies be cancelled by a Green-Schwarz mechanism leads to fractional U(1){sub X} charges which exclude B violation through dimension-4 and -5 operators.

  7. Bismuth on copper (110): analysis of the c(2x2) and p(4x1) structures by surface x-ray diffraction

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    Lottermoser, L.; Buslaps, T.; Johnson, R.L.;

    1997-01-01

    Surface X-ray diffraction has been used to analyze the atomic structures of the Cu(110)-c(2 x 2)-Bi and Cu(110)-p(4 x 1)-Bi reconstructions with submonolayer coverages. A quasi-hexagonal c(2 x 2) adlayer structure is formed when half a monolayer of bismuth is deposited; the coverage corresponds t...... are in excellent agreement with a model in which every fourth Cu row in the [001] direction of the topmost layer is replaced by Bi atoms to form a substitutional surface alloy. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V....

  8. Electrical and magnetic phases of the layered perovskite Ca{sub 4-x}La{sub x}Mn{sub 3}O{sub 10}

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    Witte, N.S.; Goodman, P. [University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC (Australia). School of Physics; Lincoln, F.J. [University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA (Australia). Department of Chemistry; March, R.H. [Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada). Department of Physics

    1997-12-31

    We analyse magnetic susceptibility, resistivity and neutron diffraction measurements of the electron doped triple layered perovskite, or Ruddlesden-Popper class of Manganates Ca{sub 4-x}La{sub x}Mn{sub 3}O{sub 10}. Near the undoped region a paramagnetic insulator to antiferromagnetic insulator transition is observed with decreasing temperature and a concomitant change in the conduction process from thermal activation to Mott-type hopping. For larger doping, with a Mn valence of 3.97, there is a transition from the paramagnetic insulator to a canted antiferromagnetic insulator which exhibits a more dramatic change in the conduction mechanism 14 refs., 2 figs.

  9. Structure determination of the indium induced Si(001)-(4X3) reconstruction by surface x-ray diffraction and scanning tunneling microscopy

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    Bunk, O.; Falkenberg, G.; Seehofer, L.;

    1998-01-01

    The indium-induced Si(001)-(4 X 3) reconstruction has been investigated by surface X-ray diffraction (SXRD) measurements with synchrotron radiation and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The Patterson function analysis enables us to exclude In dimers as a structural element in this reconstruction....... We present a new structural model which includes 6 In atoms threefold coordinated to Si atoms and 5 displaced Si atoms per unit cell. Relaxations down to the sixth layer were determined. 'Trimers' made up of In-Si-In atoms are a key structural element. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V....

  10. Theoretical study of the superhyperfine parameters for Cu{sup 2+} in K{sub 2}PdX{sub 4} (X = Cl, Br)

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    Wei, L. H.; Wu, S. Y., E-mail: shaoyi_wu@163.com; Zhang, Z. H.; Wang, X. F.; Hu, Y. X. [University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Department of Applied Physics (China)

    2008-01-15

    The superhyperfine parameters T{sub j} (j = x, y, z) for Cu{sup 2+} in the square-planar K{sub 2}PdX{sub 4} (X = Cl, Br) are theoretically studied from the perturbation formulas of these parameters for an octahedral 3d{sup 9} cluster, by considering both the contributions from the crystal-field and charge-transfer mechanisms. The related molecular orbital coefficients are determined from the cluster approach in a uniform way. Based on one adjustable proportional factor {rho} for the orbital admixture coefficients, the calculated results of present work show reasonable agreement with the observed values.

  11. Quasi-Schwarzchild R/sup 4/ as a spherical wave embedding in flat M/sup 4/ x D/sup 2/ x D/sup 2/

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    Rosen, G.

    1986-11-01

    It is shown that an R/sup 4/ which closely approximates exterior Schwarzschild space-time for a gravitating mass at rest can be viewed as a four-dimensional subspace of the eight-dimensional flat manifold M/sup 4/ x D/sup 2/ x D/sup 2/, where M/sup 4/ is Minkowski space-time and each D/sup 2/ is the Euclidean space interior to a circle of small radius. This representation for quasi-Schwarzschild space-time exterior to the Schwarzschild singularity involves spherical-wave embedding constraints on the D/sup 2/ x D/sup 2/ Kaehlerian coordinates.

  12. (Picolinato-κ2N,O[tris(2-isopropyl-1H-imidazol-4-yl-κN3phosphane]cobalt(II nitrate

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    Peter C. Kunz

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Single crystals of the title compound, [Co(C6H4NO2(C18H27N6P]NO3, were obtained from the reaction of nitrato[tris(2-isopropylimidazol-4-ylphosphane]cobalt(II nitrate with picolinic acid in the presence of potassium tert-butoxide as base. The coordination polyhedron around the central CoII ion is about halfway between square-pyramidal and trigonal-bipyramidal geometry. In the structure, the nitrate counter-anion is connected by N—H...O hydrogen bonding to the complex cation. Additionally, the complex cations form one-dimensional chains along [010] by hydrogen bonding of the NH group of an imidazole ring to the picolinate group of a neighbouring complex cation.

  13. Magnetic properties of R{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}X{sub 4} (R=Gd-Er; X=Ge, Sn) compounds

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    Szytula, A.; Wawrzynska, E.; Penc, B.; Stuesser, N.; Zygmunt, A

    2003-04-01

    In this work, the results of magnetic and neutron-diffraction studies of a new series of intermetallic compounds R{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}X{sub 4} (R=Gd-Er; X=Ge, Sn) are presented. The X-ray and neutron-diffraction data indicate that these compounds crystallise in the orthorhombic Gd{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4}-type structure (space group Immm). In this structure, the rare-earth atoms occupy two non-equivalent crystallographic positions: 2d and 4e. The magnetometric and neutron diffraction measurements indicate that the R{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}X{sub 4} (R=Gd-Er; X=Ge, Sn) compounds are antiferromagnets with Neel temperatures between 23 K for Tb{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4} and 5.9 K for Er{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Sn{sub 4}. For Tb{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4}, Er{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4} and Er{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Sn{sub 4}, additional phase transitions are observed below the Neel temperature. The neutron-diffraction data indicate that the magnetic moments are localised only on the rare earth atoms. The moments located at different crystallographic sites have different values and order at different temperatures.

  14. In-Si(111)(4 x 1)/(8 x 2) nanowires: Electron transport, entropy, and metal-insulator transition

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    Schmidt, W.G.; Sanna, S.; Babilon, M.; Vollmers, N.J.; Gerstmann, U. [Lehrstuhl fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Paderborn (Germany); Wippermann, S. [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis (United States)

    2012-02-15

    In this paper the recent experimental and theoretical progress in understanding the properties of the In-Si(111)(4 x 1)/(8 x 2) nanowire array - a prototypical model system for exploring electron transport at the atomic scale - is reviewed. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations illustrate how strongly structural, vibrational, and electronic properties of atomic-scale wires are intertwined. Numerical simulations of the nanowire optical response in comparison with recent measurements settle eventually the long-standing debate on the nanowire ground-state geometry in favor of hexagons. Soft phonon modes are found to transform the nanowire structurally between the insulating hexagon structure and metallic In zigzag chains. The subtle balance between the lower energy of the insulating phase and the larger vibrational entropy of the metallic wires is demonstrated to cause the temperature-dependent phase transition. The dynamic fluctuation model proposed earlier to explain the phase transition is shown to contradict the experimental information on the metal insulator transition of the nanowires. The influence of adatoms on the quantum transport and phase transition is discussed. Schematic drawing of the main structural motifs of the In-induced Si(111)(8 x 2) and (4 x 1) reconstructions, In hexagons and zigzag chains, respectively. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  15. Magnetic properties of geometrically frustrated polymorphic crystals of Cu{sub 4-x}Mg{sub x}(OH){sub 6}Cl{sub 2}

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    Chu Shaoyan, E-mail: sc79@mit.edu [Center for Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

    2011-01-01

    Geometric frustration can suppress magnetic long-range order (LRO) in either ferromagnetic (FM) [1-3] or antiferromagnetic (AFM) systems with Kagome structure. Crystals of Cu{sub 4-x}Mg{sub x}(OH){sub 6}Cl{sub 2}, magnesium-containing paratacamite and herbertsmithite (x < 1 and x {approx} 1, R3-bar m) and haydeeite (x {approx} 1, P3-bar m1), have been grown by the hydrothermal technique and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The 2D S =1/2 polymorphs can be classified into the two types of magnets based on the susceptibility at high temperature. Temperature and dc field-dependence of magnetization of the magnesium-containing phase are quite similar to those of isostructural single crystals of Cu{sub 4-x}Zn{sub x}(OH){sub 6}C{sub l2} (R3-bar m), zinc-containing paratacamite (or herbertsmithite). However, for haydeeite, though a ferromagnetic long range ordering at 20.6 K can be predicted by the Curie-Weiss law, the magnetic phase transition is absent until 4.3 K, indicating a high degree of frustration (|{theta}|/T{sub c} {approx} 5). Its ac frequency and dc field-dependence of spin freezing temperature are analogous to those of spin ice and/or spin glass.

  16. Dye-Sensitized Cu2 XSnS4 (X=Zn, Ni, Fe, Co, and Mn) Nanofibers for Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution.

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    Gonce, Mehmet Kerem; Aslan, Emre; Ozel, Faruk; Hatay Patir, Imren

    2016-03-21

    The photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activities of low-cost and noble-metal-free Cu2 XSnS4 (X=Zn, Ni, Fe, Co, and Mn) nanofiber catalysts have been investigated using triethanolamine as an electron donor and eosin Y as a photosensitizer under visible-light irradiation. The rates of hydrogen evolution by Cu2 XSnS4 (X=Zn, Ni, Fe, Co, and Mn) nanofibers have been compared with each other and with that of the noble metal Pt. The hydrogen evolution rates for the nanofibers change in the order Cu2 NiSnS4 >Cu2 FeSnS4 >Cu2 CoSnS4 >Cu2 ZnSnS4 >Cu2 MnSnS4 (2028, 1870, 1926, 1420, and 389 μmol g(-1) h(-1) , respectively). The differences between the hydrogen evolution rates of the nanofibers could be attributed to their energy levels. Moreover, Cu2 NiSnS4, Cu2 FeSnS4 , and Cu2 CoSnS4 nanofibers show higher and more stable photocatalytic hydrogen production rates than that of the noble metal Pt under long-term irradiation with visible light.

  17. Dual-layer write-once media for 1x-4x-speed recording based on Blu-ray Disc format

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    Uno, Mayumi; Akiyama, Tetsuya; Kitaura, Hideki; Kojima, Rie; Nishiuchi, Kenichi; Yamada, Noboru

    2003-09-01

    We have developed dual-layer write-once media with Te-O-Pd based recording films on Blu-ray (BD) format. Recording capacity was 50GB with dual layers on a disk of 120mm in diameter. Rear and Front layers showed jitters of 5.8% and 7.7% at 1x speed, and 6.0% and 8.0% at 2x speed, respectively, which were good enough to satisfy the BD format. Evaluations were carried out with blue-violet laser of 405nm wavelength, objective lens NA of 0.85. Recording linear velocities were 4.92m/s at BD 1x (36Mbps), and 9.84m/s at BD 2x (72Mbps). Characteristics at 4x speed recording were also examined, and it was revealed that carrier to niose ratio at high recording linear velocity of 19.7m/s, which corresponds to BD 4x (144Mbps), was alomst as same as those of 1x and 2x. Recording mechanism was discussed and proposed a model that Te-O-Pd films were not crystallized directly through solid process, but crystallized through melting.

  18. Study of the structure and ferroelectric behavior of BaBi{sub 4-x}La{sub x}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} ceramics

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    Khokhar, Anita, E-mail: mails4anita@gmail.com; Sreenivas, K. [Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 (India); Goyal, Parveen K. [Department of Physics, ARSD College, University of Delhi, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi-110 021 (India); Thakur, O. P. [Electroceramics Group, Solid State Physics Laboratory, Lucknow Road, Delhi 110 054 (India)

    2015-06-24

    The structure and ferroelectric properties of Lanthanum substituted barium bismuth titanate BaBi{sub 4-x}La{sub x}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.5) ceramics prepared by solid-state reaction method have been investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) confirms the formation of a single phase material. The distribution of lanthanum into the perovskite layers and (Bi{sub 2}O{sub 2}){sup 2+} layers of BaBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} ceramics have been revealed through Raman spectroscopy. At lower value of x, it is seen that La{sup 3+} ions prefer to substitute A-site Bi{sup 3+} ions in the perovskite layers while for higher x values, La{sup 3+} ions get incorporated into the (Bi{sub 2}O{sub 2}){sup 2+} layers. A critical La content of x ∼ 0.2 in BaBi{sub 4-x}La{sub x}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} is seen to exhibit a large remnant polarization (P{sub r}) with low coercive field (E{sub c}). The improvement in the ferroelectric properties of La substituted BaBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} ceramics has been explained in terms of changing oxygen vacancy concentration and structural relaxation. Tunable ferroelectric materials can be obtained by manipulating the doping amount of lanthanum ion.

  19. Structural origin of Si-2p core-level shifts from Si(100)-c[4x2] surface: A spectral x-ray photoelectron diffraction study

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    Chen, X.; Tonner, B.P. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (United States); Denlinger, J. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (United States)][Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)] [and others

    1997-04-01

    The authors have performed angle-resolved x-ray photoelectron diffraction (XPD) from a Si(100)-c(4x2) surface to study the structural origin of Si-2p core-level shifts. In the experiment, the highly resolved surface Si-2p core-level spectra were measured as a fine grid of hemisphere and photon energies, using the SpectroMicroscopy Facility {open_quotes}ultraESCA{close_quotes} instrument. By carefully decomposing the spectra into several surface peaks, the authors are able to obtain surface-atom resolved XPD patterns. Using a multiple scattering analysis, they derived a detailed atomic model for the Si(100)-c(4x2) surface. In this model, the asymmetric dimers were found tilted by 11.5 plus/minus 2.0 degrees with bond length of 2.32 plus/minus 0.05{angstrom}. By matching model XPD patterns to experiment, the authors can identify which atoms in the reconstructed surface are responsible for specific photoemission lines in the 2p spectrum.

  20. Finite-size corrections in the SU(2) x SU(2) sector of type IIA string theory on AdS_4 x CP^3

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    Astolfi, Davide; Grignani, Gianluca; Harmark, Troels; Orselli, Marta

    2008-01-01

    We consider finite-size corrections in the SU(2) x SU(2) sector of type IIA string theory on AdS_4 x CP^3, which is the string dual of the recently constructed N=6 superconformal Chern-Simons theory of Aharony, Bergman, Jafferis and Maldacena (ABJM theory). The string states we consider are in the R x S^2 x S^2 subspace of AdS_4 x CP^3 with an angular momentum J on CP^3 being large. We compute the finite-size corrections using two different methods, one is to consider curvature corrections to the Penrose limit giving an expansion in 1/J, the other by considering a low energy expansion in lambda'=lambda/J^2 of the string theory sigma-model, lambda being the 't Hooft coupling of the dual ABJM theory. For both methods there are interesting issues to deal with. In the near-pp-wave method there is a 1/\\sqrt{J} interaction term for which we use zeta-function regularization in order to compute the 1/J correction to the energy. For the low energy sigma-model expansion we have to take into account a non-trivial coupli...

  1. Development of a large-area monolithic 4x4 MPPC array for a future PET scanner employing pixelized Ce:LYSO and Pr:LuAG crystals

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    Kato, T., E-mail: katou.frme.8180@asagi.waseda.j [Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1, Ohkubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo (Japan); Kataoka, J.; Nakamori, T.; Miura, T.; Matsuda, H. [Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1, Ohkubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo (Japan); Sato, K.; Ishikawa, Y.; Yamamura, K.; Kawabata, N. [Solid State Division, Hamamatsu Photonics K. K., 1126-1, Ichino-cho, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka (Japan); Ikeda, H.; Sato, G. [ISAS/JAXA, 3-1-1, Yoshinodai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa (Japan); Kamada, K. [Materials Research Laboratory, Furukawa Co., Ltd., 1-25-13, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0856 (Japan)

    2011-05-11

    We have developed a new type of large-area monolithic Multi-Pixel Photon Counter (MPPC) array consisting of a 4x4 matrix of 3x3 mm{sup 2} pixels. Each pixel comprises 3600 Geiger mode avalanche photodiodes (APDs) that achieve an average gain of 9.68x10{sup 5} at 71.9 V at 0 {sup o}C with variations of only {+-}7.2% over 4x4 pixels. Excellent uniformity was also obtained for photon detection efficiencies (PDE) of {+-}6.4%, whilst dark count rates at the single photoelectron (1 p.e.) level amounted to {approx_equal}2Mcps/pixel, measured at 0 {sup o}C. As the first step toward using the device in scintillation photon detectors, we fabricated a prototype gamma-ray camera consisting of an MPPC array optically coupled with a scintillator matrix, namely a 4x4 array of 3x3 x10 mm{sup 3} crystals. Specifically, we tested the performance with Ce-doped (Lu, Y){sub 2}(SiO{sub 4})O (Ce:LYSO), Pr-doped Lu{sub 3}Al{sub 5}O{sub 12} (Pr:LuAG) and 'surface coated' Pr:LuAG (Pr:LuAG (WLS)) matrices whereby the emission peak of Pr:LuAG was shifted from 310 to 420 nm via a wavelength shifter (WLS). Average energy resolutions of 13.83%, 14.70% and 13.96% (FWHM) were obtained for 662 keV gamma-rays, as measured at 0 {sup o}C with Ce:LYSO, Pr:LuAG and Pr:LuAG (WLS) scintillator matrices, respectively. We confirmed that the effective PDE for Pr:LuAG (WLS) had improved by more than 30% compared to original, non-coated Pr:LuAG matrix. These results suggest that a large-area monolithic MPPC array developed here could be promising for future medical imaging, particularly in positron emission tomography (PET).

  2. Magnetic properties of R{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}X{sub 4} (R = Tb-Er; X = Si, Ge, Sn) compounds

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    Szytula, A. [M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Cracow (Poland)]. E-mail: szytula@if.uj.edu.pl; Wawrzynska, E. [M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Cracow (Poland); Zarzycki, A. [M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Cracow (Poland)

    2007-09-13

    dc magnetization and magnetic susceptibility measurements were performed on polycrystalline samples of R{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}X{sub 4} (R = Tb-Er; T = Si, Ge, Sn) intermetallics which crystallize in the orthorhombic crystal structure of the Gd{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4}-type. All of the studied compounds are antiferromagnets showing complex behavior. For some of them additional transitions below Neel temperature are observed and few indicate metamagnetic transition at 2 K. Reciprocal magnetic susceptibilities of all the samples obey the Curie-Weiss law above the Neel temperatures with negative values of paramagnetic Curie temperatures and the effective magnetic moments of rare earth ions being close to the respective free R{sup 3+} ion values.

  3. Microstructural and Mössbauer Spectroscopy Studies of Mg1-x ZnxFe2O4x=0.5,0.7 Nanoparticles

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    Jinpei Lin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Zinc substituted magnesium ferrite Mg1-x ZnxFe2O4(x=0.5,0.7 powders have been prepared by a sol-gel autocombustion method. XRD patterns show that the specimens with x=0.5 and 0.7 exhibit single-phase spinel structure, and more content of Zn in specimens is favorable for the synthesis of pure Mg-Zn ferrites. Room temperature Mössbauer spectra of Mg1-x ZnxFe2O4 annealed at 800°C display transition from ferrimagnetic behavior to super paramagnetic behavior with increase in zinc concentration. The Mössbauer spectras of Mg0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 annealed at different temperatures display the magnetic phase change of the ferrite particles.

  4. Room temperature neutron diffraction, optical and magnetic properties of Co(Cr1-xMnx)2O4 (x =0.0 and 0.30)

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    Kumar, Ram; Padam, R.; Rayaprol, S.; Siruguri, V.; Pal, D.

    2017-05-01

    We report here the effect of 30% Mn substitution on structure and magnetic properties of multiferroic CoCr2O4. Room temperature neutron diffraction studies were carried out on polycrystalline Co(Cr1-xMnx)2O4 (x=0.00 and 0.30) samples to determine structural properties. It has been observed that 30% Mn substitution for Cr in CoCr2O4 leads to increase in the ferrimagnetic transition temperature, (Tc) from ˜96 K to ˜114 K along with the magneto-structural transition temperature, (Ts) from ˜26 K to ˜32 K. In addition, optical properties were studied by UV-visible technique in the range of 200-800 nm. The energy band gap is found to decrease in compare to parent compound. Both magnetization and band gap variation can be explained using the spin-exchange interactions present in these systems.

  5. The crystal structure of a new ternary antimonide: TmCu{sub 4-x}Sb{sub 2} (x 1.065)

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    Fedyna, L.O. [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Kyryla i Mefodiya str. 6, UA-79005 Lviv (Ukraine); Bodak, O.I. [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Kyryla i Mefodiya str. 6, UA-79005 Lviv (Ukraine)]. E-mail: bodak@franko.lviv.ua; Fedorchuk, A.O. [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Kyryla i Mefodiya str. 6, UA-79005 Lviv (Ukraine); Tokaychuk, Ya.O. [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Kyryla i Mefodiya str. 6, UA-79005 Lviv (Ukraine)

    2005-05-17

    The crystal structure of the new ternary compound TmCu{sub 4-x}Sb{sub 2} (x 1.065) was determined by direct methods from X-ray powder data (diffractometer DRON-3M, Cu K{alpha}-radiation). It crystallizes with the orthorhombic structure type ErFe{sub 4}Ge{sub 2} (low-temperature modification) and is the first representative of this structure type among known antimonides: space group Pnnm, Pearson code oP14-2.13, a = 7.00565(6) A, b = 7.83582(6) A, c = 4.25051(3) A, Z = 2. Investigated structure is an orthorhombically deformed derivative of the ZrFe{sub 4}Si{sub 2} structure type.

  6. Photoluminescence characterization and energy transfer of NaBa1-x-yPO4:xCe3+, yTb3+ phosphors

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    DOU Xihua; ZHAO Weiren; SONG Enhai; DENG Linlin; FANG Xiabing; MIN Huachu

    2012-01-01

    A series of NaBal-x- yPO4:xCe3+,yTb3+ phosphors were synthesized by solid-state reaction method.The crystal structure,photoluminescence emission and excitation spectra and decay times of the phosphors were carefully investigated.The results revealed that an efficient energy transfer occurred from Ce3+ to Tb3+ ions in NaBaPO4 host by means of dipole-dipole ineractions and the critical distance of the energy transfer was about 0.638 nm.Moreover,the phosphor emitted strong green emission under UV excitation,indicating that the phosphors are potentially useful as a highly efficient,green-emitting phosphor.

  7. Performance evaluation of a PET detector consisting of an LYSO array coupled to a 4 x 4 array of large-size GAPD for MR compatible imaging

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    Hong, Key Jo; Choi, Yong; Kang, Jihoon; Hu, Wei; Jung, Jin Ho; Min, Byung Jun [Department of Electronic Engineering, Sogang University, 1 Shinsu-Dong, Mapo-Gu, Seoul 121-742 (Korea, Republic of); Chung, Yong Hyun [Department of Radiological Science, Yonsei University, College of Health Science, 234 Meaji, Heungup Wonju, Kangwon-Do, 220-710 (Korea, Republic of); Jackson, Carl, E-mail: ychoi@sogang.ac.kr [SensL, Blackrock, Cork (Ireland)

    2011-05-01

    We examined a PET detector consisting of an LYSO array coupled to a 4 x 4 array of large-size Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode (GAPD). The GAPD coupled to 3 mm x 3 mm x 20 mm LYSO pixel crystal has been investigated for possible use as an MR-compatible PET photosensor. Primary characteristics of a PET detector, such as energy resolution and coincidence timing resolution were measured. Gain variation, count uniformity, and count estimation error of 4 x 4 array of LYSO-GAPD were measured to evaluate the performance parameters relevant for PET imaging. The energy resolution and coincidence timing resolution with 511 keV gamma rays were 18.5 {+-} 0.7% and 1.6 ns, respectively. The gain variation, count uniformity for all 16 channels were 1.3:1 and 1.3:1, respectively. The count estimation error between adjacent channels measured with an LYSO connected to a GAPD pixel was negligible (0.24 {+-} 0.04%). Long-term stability results show that there was no significant change in the photopeak position, energy resolution and count rate for 20 days. Cable lengths up to 300 cm, used between the GAPD and preamplifier, did not affect photopeak position and energy resolution. The performance of the LYSO-GAPD detector inside the MRI exhibited no significant change compared to that measured outside the MRI. The MR images acquired with and without the operating LYSO-GAPD detector located on top of the RF coil showed no considerable degradation in image quality. These results demonstrate the feasibility of using the LYSO-GAPD detector as PET photosensors, which could be used for MR compatible PET development.

  8. Mn-doping induced ferromagnetism and enhanced superconductivity in Bi4 -xMnxO4S3 (0.075 ≤x ≤0.15 )

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    Feng, Zhenjie; Yin, Xunqing; Cao, Yiming; Peng, Xianglian; Gao, Tian; Yu, Chuan; Chen, Jingzhe; Kang, Baojuan; Lu, Bo; Guo, Juan; Li, Qing; Tseng, Wei-Shiuan; Ma, Zhongquan; Jing, Chao; Cao, Shixun; Zhang, Jincang; Yeh, N.-C.

    2016-08-01

    We demonstrate that Mn doping in the layered sulfides Bi4O4S3 leads to stable Bi4-xMnxO4S3 compounds that exhibit both long-range ferromagnetism and enhanced superconductivity for 0.075 ≤x ≤0.15 , with a possible record superconducting transition temperature (Tc) ˜15 K among all BiS2-based superconductors. We conjecture that the coexistence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism may be attributed to Mn doping in the spacer Bi2O2 layers away from the superconducting BiS2 layers, whereas the enhancement of Tc may be due to excess electron transfer to BiS2 from the Mn4 +/Mn3 + substitutions in Bi2O2 . This notion is empirically corroborated by the increased electron-carrier densities upon Mn doping, and by further studies of the Bi4-xAxO4S3 compounds (A = Co, Ni; x =0.1 , 0.125), where the Tc values remain comparable to that of the undoped Bi4O4S3 system (˜4.5 K) due to lack of 4+ valences in either Co or Ni ions for excess electron transfer to the BiS2 layers. These findings therefore shed new light on feasible pathways to enhance the Tc values of BiS2-based superconductors, although complete elucidation of the interplay between superconductivity and ferromagnetism in these anisotropic layered compounds awaits the development of single crystalline materials for further investigation.

  9. Enhanced Sinterability and Microwave Dielectric Performance of (1 - x)ZnAl2O4- xLi4/3Ti5/3O4 Ceramics

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    Wang, Nan; Zhou, Huanfu; Gong, Jianzhang; Fan, Guangchao; Chen, Xiuli

    2016-06-01

    (1 - x)ZnAl2O4- xLi4/3Ti5/3O4 (ZALT) ( x = 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8) microwave dielectric ceramics were prepared by a solid state reaction method. The preparation, sintering behavior, phase composition and microwave dielectric properties of ZALT ceramics were investigated. ZnAl2O4 could not form a solid solution with Li4Ti5O12. With x increasing from 0.2 to 0.8, the phase compositions of ZALT ceramics changed: (ZnAl2O4 and Li2ZnTi3O8, x = 0.2, 0.4) → (ZnAl2O4, Li2ZnTi3O8 and Li4Ti5O12, x = 0.6) → (Li2ZnTi3O8 and Li4Ti5O12, x = 0.8), and the main phase changed from ZnAl2O4 ( x = 0.2, 0.4) to Li2ZnTi3O8 ( x = 0.6, 0.8). With increasing x values, the sintering temperature was reduced from 1250°C to 1100°C. ZALT ceramics exhibited microwave dielectric properties with ɛ r of 13.0-29.0, Q × f values of 30,220-65,580 GHz and τ f values of -51.4 ppm/°C to -20.9 ppm/°C.

  10. Halogen-π Interactions between Benzene and X2/CX4 (X = Cl, Br): Assessment of Various Density Functionals with Respect to CCSD(T).

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    Youn, Il Seung; Kim, Dong Yeon; Cho, Woo Jong; Madridejos, Jenica Marie L; Lee, Han Myoung; Kołaski, Maciej; Lee, Joonho; Baig, Chunggi; Shin, Seung Koo; Filatov, Michael; Kim, Kwang S

    2016-11-23

    Various types of interactions between halogen (X) and π moiety (X-π interaction) including halogen bonding play important roles in forming the structures of biological, supramolecular, and nanomaterial systems containing halogens and aromatic rings. Furthermore, halogen molecules such as X2 and CX4 (X = Cl/Br) can be intercalated in graphite and bilayer graphene for doping and graphene functionalization/modification. Due to the X-π interactions, though recently highly studied, their structures are still hardly predictable. Here, using the coupled-cluster with single, double, and noniterative triple excitations (CCSD(T)), the Møller-Plesset second-order perturbation theory (MP2), and various flavors of density functional theory (DFT) methods, we study complexes of benzene (Bz) with halogen-containing molecules X2 and CX4 (X = Cl/Br) and analyze various components of the interaction energy using symmetry adapted perturbation theory (SAPT). As for the lowest energy conformers (S1), X2-Bz is found to have the T-shaped structure where the electropositive X atom-end of X2 is pointing to the electronegative midpoint of CC bond of the Bz ring, and CX4-Bz has the stacked structure. In addition to this CX4-Bz (S1), other low energy conformers of X2-Bz (S2/S3) and CX4-Bz (S2) are stabilized primarily by the dispersion interaction, whereas the electrostatic interaction is substantial. Most of the density functionals show noticeable deviations from the CCSD(T) complete basis set (CBS) limit binding energies, especially in the case of strongly halogen-bonded conformers of X2-Bz (S1), whereas the deviations are relatively small for CX4-Bz where the dispersion is more important. The halogen bond shows highly anisotropic electron density around halogen atoms and the DFT results are very sensitive to basis set. The unsatisfactory performance of many density functionals could be mainly due to less accurate exchange. This is evidenced from the good performance by the dispersion

  11. Effect of Si/Ge ratio on resistivity and thermopower in Gd{sub 5}Si{sub x}Ge{sub 4-x} magnetocaloric compounds

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    Raj Kumar, D.M. [Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad 500058 (India); Manivel Raja, M., E-mail: mraja@dmrl.drdo.i [Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad 500058 (India); Prabahar, K.; Chandrasekaran, V. [Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad 500058 (India); Poddar, Asok; Ranganathan, R. [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata 700064 (India); Suresh, K.G. [Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400076 (India)

    2011-07-15

    The effect of Si/Ge ratio on resistivity and thermopower behavior has been investigated in the magnetocaloric ferromagnetic Gd{sub 5}Si{sub x}Ge{sub 4-x} compounds with x=1.7-2.3. Microstructural studies reveal the presence of Gd{sub 5}(Si,Ge){sub 4}-matrix phase (5:4-type) along with traces of secondary phases (5:5 or 5:3-type). The x=1.7 and 2.0 samples display the presence of a first order structural transition from orthorhombic to monoclinic phase followed by a magnetic transition of the monoclinic phase. The alloys with x=2.2 and 2.3 display only magnetic transitions of the orthorhombic phase. A low temperature feature apparent in the AC susceptibility and resistivity data below 100 K reflects an antiferromagnetic transition of secondary phase(s) present in these compounds. The resistivity behavior study correlates with microstructural studies. A large change in thermopower of -8 {mu}V/K was obtained at the magneto-structural transition for the x=2 compound. - Research highlights: Effect of Si/Ge ratio on microstructure, magneto-structural transitions, resistivity ({rho}) and thermopower S(T) behaviour has been investigated in Gd{sub 5}Si{sub x}Ge{sub 4-x} compounds with x=1.7, 2.0, 2.2 and 2.3. Microstructural studies reveal the presence of a Gd{sub 5}(Si,Ge){sub 4} -matrix phase (5:4-type) along with traces of secondary phases (5:5 or 5:3-type). The resistivity behaviour has shown good correlation with the microstructural studies. A large change in thermopower of -8{mu}V/K was obtained at the magneto-structural transition for the x=2 compound. The resistivity and change in thermopower values were high for the alloys with Si/Ge ratio {<=}1 compared to that of the alloys with Si/Ge ratio >1.

  12. Dispersion of the second harmonic generation from CdGa{sub 2}X{sub 4} (X = S, Se) defect chalcopyrite: DFT calculations

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    Reshak, A.H. [New Technologies – Research Center, University of West Bohemia, Univerzitni 8, 306 14 Pilsen (Czech Republic); Center of Excellence Geopolymer and Green Technology, School of Material Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis, 01007 Kangar, Perlis (Malaysia); Khan, Saleem Ayaz, E-mail: sayaz_usb@yahoo.com [New Technologies – Research Center, University of West Bohemia, Univerzitni 8, 306 14 Pilsen (Czech Republic)

    2014-05-15

    Highlights: • Nonlinear optical properties of CdGa{sub 2}X{sub 4} (X = S, Se) were investigated. • The compounds have large uniaxial anisotropy and large negative birefringence. • The second order susceptibility and the first hyperpolarizability were calculated. • CdGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} posses huge second harmonic generation. - Abstract: All electron full potential linear augmented plane wave method was used for calculating the nonlinear optical susceptibilities of CdGa{sub 2}X{sub 4} (X = S, Se) within the framework of density functional theory. The exchange correlation potential was solved by recently developed modified Becke and Johnson (mBJ) approximation. The crystal structure of CdGa{sub 2}S{sub 4} and CdGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} reveals a large uniaxial dielectric anisotropy ensuing the birefringence of −0.036 and −0.066 which make it suitable for second harmonic generation. The second order susceptibility |χ{sub ijk}{sup (2)}(ω)| and microscopic first hyperpolarizability β{sub ijk}(ω) were calculated. The calculated |χ{sub 123}{sup (2)}(ω)| and |χ{sub 312}{sup (2)}(ω)| static values for the dominant components found to be 18.36 pm/V and 22.23 pm/V for CdGa{sub 2}S{sub 4} and CdGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4}. Both values shifted to be 60.12 pm/V and 108.86 pm/V at λ = 1064 nm. The calculated values of β{sub 123}(ω) is 6.47 × 10{sup −30} esu at static limit and 12.42 × 10{sup −30} esu at λ = 1064 nm for CdGa{sub 2}S{sub 4}, whereas it is 8.82 × 10{sup −30} esu at static limit and 20.51 × 10{sup −30} esu at λ = 1064 nm for CdGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4}. The evaluation of second order susceptibilities and first hyperpolarizabilties suggest that CdGa{sub 2}X{sub 4} possess huge second harmonic generation.

  13. Couples Magnetic and Structural Transitions in High-Purity Dy and Gd5SbxGe4-x

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    Chernyshov, Alexander S. [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2006-01-01

    Magnetic materials exhibiting magnetic phase transitions simultaneously with structural rearrangements of their crystal lattices hold a promise for numerous applications including magnetic refrigeration, magnetomechanical devices and sensors. We undertook a detailed study of a single crystal of dysprosium metal, which is a classical example of a system where magnetic and crystallographic sublattices can be either coupled or decoupled from one another. Magnetocaloric effect, magnetization, ac magnetic susceptibility, and heat capacity of high purity single crystals of dysprosium have been investigated over broad temperature and magnetic field intervals with the magnetic field vector parallel to either the a- or c-axes of the crystal. Notable differences in the behavior of the physical properties when compared to Dy samples studied in the past have been observed between 110 K and 125 K, and between 178 K and ~210 K. A plausible mechanism based on the formation of antiferromagnetic clusters in the impure Dy has been suggested in order to explain the reduction of the magnetocaloric effect in the vicinity of the Neel point. Experimental and theoretical investigations of the influence of commensurability effects on the magnetic phase diagram and the value of the magnetocaloric effect have been conducted. The presence of newly found anomalies in the physical properties has been considered as evidence of previously unreported states of Dy. The refined magnetic phase diagram of dysprosium with the magnetic field vector parallel to the a-axis of a crystal has been constructed and discussed. The magnetic and crystallographic properties of Gd5SbxGe4-x pseudo-binary system were studied by x-ray diffraction (at room temperature), heat capacity, ac-magnetic susceptibility, and magnetization in the temperature interval 5-320 K in magnetic fields up to 100 kOe. The magnetic properties of three composition (x = 0.5, 1,2) were examined in detail. The

  14. Dysprosium doping induced shape and magnetic anisotropy of Fe3-xDyxO4 (x=0.01-0.1) nanoparticles

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    Jain, Richa; Luthra, Vandna; Gokhale, Shubha

    2016-09-01

    The effect of dysprosium doping on evolution of structural and magnetic properties of magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles is reported. A standard route of co-precipitation was used for the synthesis of undoped and doped magnetite nanoparticles Fe3-xDyxO4 (x=0.0-0.1). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) shows formation of round shaped particles with diameter in the range of 8-14 nm for undoped sample. On doping beyond x=0.01, the formation of rod like structures is initiated along with the round shaped particles. The number of rods is found to increase with increasing doping concentration. Magnetic characterization using Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM) revealed doping dependent magnetic properties which can be correlated with the crystallite size as determined from X-ray diffraction (XRD). Enhancement in the saturation magnetization in the initial stages of doping can be explained on the basis of incorporation of Dy3+ ions in the inverse spinel structure at the octahedral site in place of Fe3+ ions. Subsequent decrease in saturation magnetization observed beyond x=0.03 could be attributed to precipitation of excess Dy in form of dysprosium ferrite phase.

  15. Impact of nickel substitution on the structural and conduction behaviour of YBaCo4-xNixO7 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.3) cobaltites

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    Bhat, Masroor Ahmad; Modi, Anchit; Bhattacharya, Shovit; Kurchania, Rajnish; Gaur, N. K.

    2016-10-01

    A systematic series of polycrystalline compounds of YBaCo4-xNixO7 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.3) have been synthesized by conventional solid-state reaction technique in order to scrutinize comprehensively the effect of Ni substitution on structural, micro-structural and electrical transport properties. X-ray diffraction patterns recorded at room temperature illustrate the structural phase transition with Ni from hexagonal (P6 3 mc) phase symmetry to trigonal (P31c) phase symmetry. The grain morphology observed via scanning electron microscopy indicates the decrease in grain size with increasing Ni percentage. The EDS analysis indicates that Ni is distributed randomly on Co sites also supports the change in crystal structure. The calculated electrical resistivity revealed the semiconducting nature of all compound with and without magnetic field. The resistivity data supported by using Mott's variable range hopping (VRH) model to calculate the hopping distance (Rh), hopping energy (Eh) and density of states at Fermi level N(EF). Moreover, resistivity data are well fitted with small polaron hopping (SPH) model to investigate the conduction behaviour in the system. Thus, conduction mechanism carried out electronically induced structural phase changes involves in Ni-O-Ni and Ni-O-Co bond angles and bond lengths.

  16. Filled Nd(z)Fe(x)Co(4-x)Sb(12-y)Ge(y) Skutterudites: Processing and Thermoelectric Properties

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    Mackey, Jon; Sehirlioglu, Alp; Dynys, Fred

    2016-01-01

    Skutterudites have proven to be a useful thermoelectric system as a result of their enhanced figure of merit (ZT1), cheap material cost, favorable mechanical properties, and good thermal stability. The majority of skutterudite interest in recent years has been focused on binary skutterudites like CoSb3. Binary skutterudites are often double and triple filled, with a range of elements from the lanthanide series, in order to reduce the lattice component of thermal conductivity. Ternary and quaternary skutterudites, such as Co4Ge6Se6 or Ni4Sb8Sn4, provide additional paths to tune the electronic structure. The thermal conductivity can further be improved in these complex skutterudites by the introduction of fillers. The Nd(z)Fe(x)Co(4-x)Sb(12-y)Ge(y) system has been investigated as a p-type thermoelectric material, and is stable up to 600 C. The influence of Fe and Ge content, along with filler Nd, was investigated on thermoelectric transport properties. In addition to the chemical influence on properties, some processing details of the system will also be addressed.

  17. Filled Nd(sub z) Fe(sub x) Co(sub 4-x) Sb(sub 12-y) Ge(sub y) Skutterudites: Processing and Thermoelectric Properties

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    Mackey, Jon; Sehirlioglu, Alp; Dynys, Fred

    2016-01-01

    Skutterudites have proven to be a useful thermoelectric system as a result of their enhanced figure of merit (ZT1), cheap material cost, favorable mechanical properties, and good thermal stability. The majority of skutterudite interest in recent years has been focused on binary skutterudites like CoSb3. Binary skutterudites are often double and triple filled, with a range of elements from the lanthanide series, in order to reduce the lattice component of thermal conductivity. Ternary and quaternary skutterudites, such as Co4Ge6Se6 or Ni4Sb8Sn4, provide additional paths to tune the electronic structure. The thermal conductivity can further be improved in these complex skutterudites by the introduction of fillers. The Nd (sub z) Fe (sub x) Co (sub 4-x) Sb (sub 12-y)Ge (sub y) system has been investigated as a p-type thermoelectric material, and is stable up to 600 degrees Centigrade. The influence of Fe and Ge content, along with filler Nd, was investigated on thermoelectric transport properties. In addition to the chemical influence on properties, some processing details of the system will also be addressed.

  18. Structural analysis and crystal-field calculations of Nd3+ in GdxLu1-xTaO4 (x=0.85) polycrytalline

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    Gao Jin-Yun; Zhang Qing-Li; Yang Hua-Jun; Zhou Peng-Yu; Sun Dun-Lu; Yin Shao-Tang; He Ye

    2012-01-01

    The crystal structural parameters of Nd3+-doped rare earth orthotantalate GdxLul-xTaO4 (x =0.85) are determined by applying the Rietveld refinement to its X-ray diffraction,and its emission and excitation spectra at 77 K are analysed.The relativistic model of ab initio self-consistent DV-Xα method,which is applied to the cluster NdOs in GdxLu1-xTaO4,and the effective Hamiltonian model are used to investigate its spin-orbit and crystal-field parameters.The free-ions and crystal-field parameters are fitted to the experimental energy levels at 77 K with a root-mean-square deviation of 14.92 cm-1.According to the crystal-field calculations,96 levels of Nd3+ are assigned.Finally,the fitting results of free-ions and crystal-field parameters are compared with those already reported for Nd3+:YA1O3.The results indicate that the free-ion parameters are similar to those of the Nd3+ in GdxLu1-xTaO4 and YA1O3 hosts,and the crystal-field interaction of Nd3+ in GdxLu1-xTaO4 is stronger than that in YAlO3.

  19. Structural analysis and crystal-field calculations of Nd3+ in GdxLu1-xTaO4 (x = 0.85) polycrystalline

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    Gao, Jin-Yun; Zhang, Qing-Li; Yang, Hua-Jun; Zhou, Peng-Yu; Sun, Dun-Lu; Yin, Shao-Tang; He, Ye

    2012-10-01

    The crystal structural parameters of Nd3+-doped rare earth orthotantalate GdxLu1-xTaO4 (x = 0.85) are determined by applying the Rietveld refinement to its X-ray diffraction, and its emission and excitation spectra at 77 K are analysed. The relativistic model of ab initio self-consistent DV-Xα method, which is applied to the cluster NdO8 in GdxLu1-xTaO4, and the effective Hamiltonian model are used to investigate its spin—orbit and crystal-field parameters. The free-ions and crystal-field parameters are fitted to the experimental energy levels at 77 K with a root-mean-square deviation of 14.92 cm-1. According to the crystal-field calculations, 96 levels of Nd3+ are assigned. Finally, the fitting results of free-ions and crystal-field parameters are compared with those already reported for Nd3+:YAlO3. The results indicate that the free-ion parameters are similar to those of the Nd3+ in GdxLu1-xTaO4 and YAlO3 hosts, and the crystal-field interaction of Nd3+ in GdxLu1-xTaO4 is stronger than that in YAlO3.

  20. Calculation of size specific dose estimates (SSDE) value at cylindrical phantom from CBCT Varian OBI v1.4 X-ray tube EGSnrc Monte Carlo simulation based

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    Nasir, M.; Pratama, D.; Anam, C.; Haryanto, F.

    2016-03-01

    The aim of this research was to calculate Size Specific Dose Estimates (SSDE) generated by the varian OBI CBCT v1.4 X-ray tube working at 100 kV using EGSnrc Monte Carlo simulations. The EGSnrc Monte Carlo code used in this simulation was divided into two parts. Phase space file data resulted by the first part simulation became an input to the second part. This research was performed with varying phantom diameters of 5 to 35 cm and varying phantom lengths of 10 to 25 cm. Dose distribution data were used to calculate SSDE values using trapezoidal rule (trapz) function in a Matlab program. SSDE obtained from this calculation was compared to that in AAPM report and experimental data. It was obtained that the normalization of SSDE value for each phantom diameter was between 1.00 and 3.19. The normalization of SSDE value for each phantom length was between 0.96 and 1.07. The statistical error in this simulation was 4.98% for varying phantom diameters and 5.20% for varying phantom lengths. This study demonstrated the accuracy of the Monte Carlo technique in simulating the dose calculation. In the future, the influence of cylindrical phantom material to SSDE would be studied.

  1. Effect of Cu{sup 2+} (S= 1/2 ) substitution on the antiferromagnetic ordered phases Co{sub 2}(OH)XO{sub 4} (X = P, As)

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    Pedro, Imanol de; Rojo, Jose M; Rojo, Teofilo [Departamento de Quimica Inorganica Facultad de Ciencia y TecnologIa, Universidad del Pais Vasco, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Rodriguez Fernandez, Jesus, E-mail: depedrovm@unican.e [CITIMAC, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Cantabria, 39005 Santander (Spain)

    2010-01-01

    The isostructural Co{sub 1.5}Cu{sub 0.5}(OH)(XO{sub 4}) (X = P, As) phases have been prepared from hydrothermal synthesis and characterized from powder X-ray diffraction. The structure consists of a three-dimensional framework in which M(1)O{sub 5}-trigonal bipyramid dimers and M(2)O{sub 6}-octahedral chains M = (Cu and Co) are simultaneously present. Magnetization measurements of Co{sub 1.5}Cu{sub 0.5}(OH)(PO{sub 4}) show the presence of one maxima at ca. 60 K attributed to a three-dimensional antiferromagnetic ordering. This behaviour was confirmed from the ac measurements. Below T{sub N}, a significant irreversibility appears in ZFC-FC measurements suggesting the presence of some ferromagnetic contributions. When PO{sub 4}{sup 3-} is substituted by AsO{sub 4}{sup 3-} anions, the irreversibility exhibited for the Co-Cu hydroxi-phosphate disappears showing a broad maximum around 44 K accompanied by a large decrease below this temperature.

  2. Adsorbate-induced modification of the surface electric field of GaAs (001)-c(4 x 4) measured via the linear electro-optic effect

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    Bruhn, T.; Passmann, R.; Esser, N.; Vogt, P. [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, 10623 Berlin (Germany); Leibniz-Institut fuer Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS - e.V., Albert-Einstein-Str. 9, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Fimland, B.O. [Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim (Norway); Kneissl, M. [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

    2010-08-15

    We have investigated the modification of the surface electric field (SEF) of the GaAs (001)-c(4 x 4) surface during the adsorption of cyclopentene and 1,4-cyclohexadiene molecules by reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy (RAS) in the spectral range from 1.5 to 5.0 eV. At around 3 eV the RAS line shape originates from the so-called linear electro-optic effect (LEO). The amplitude of the LEO oscillation scales linearly with the SEF within the RAS penetration depth and is thus a measure for it. For the separation of the LEO from the RAS spectra several different methods are described in the literature. Here, we present a modified method which allows the LEO separation in particular for interfaces between GaAs and organic molecules. The results obtained this way show a significant increase of the LEO effect upon molecule adsorption indicating a higher SEF. The observed changes of the surface electronic properties are probably related to a modification of surface strain upon molecule adsorption. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  3. Effect of strontium substitution on the activity of La2-xSrxNiO4 (x = 0.0-1.2) in NO decomposition

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    ZHU JunJiang; YANG XiangGuang; XU XueLian; WEI KeMei

    2007-01-01

    The aim of this work is to study the effect of Sr substitution on the redox properties and catalytic activity of La2-xSrxNiO4 (x = 0.0-1.2) for NO decomposition. Results suggest that the x = 0.6 sample shows the highest activity. The characterization (TPD, TPR, etc.) of samples indicates that the x = 0.6 sample possesses suitable abilities in both oxidation and reduction, which facilitates the proceeding of oxygen desorption and NO adsorption. At temperature below 700℃, the oxygen desorption is difficult, and is the rate-determining step of NO decomposition. With the increase of reaction temperature (T > 700℃), the oxygen desorption is favorable and, the active adsorption of NO on the active site (NO + Vo + Ni2+→NO--Ni3+) turns out to be the rate-determining step. The existence of oxygen vacancy is the prerequisite condition for NO decomposition, but its quantity does not relate much to the activity.

  4. Left-right symmetric gauge theory in non-commutative geometry on M{sub 4} x Z{sub N}

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    Okumura, Yoshitaka [Chubu Univ., Kasugai, Aichi (Japan)

    1995-10-01

    The left-right symmetric gauge model (LRSM) is reconstructed using the previously proposed formalism based on the non-commutative differential geometry extended on the discrete space M{sub 4} x Z{sub N}. This formalism is so flexible and applicable that not only the standard model but also the SU(5) grand unified model have already been reformulated in this formalism, which presents many attractive points such as the unified picture of the gauge field and Higgs field as the generalized connection in non-commutative geometry. LRSM is still alive as a model with the intermediate symmetry of the spontaneously broken SO(10) grand unified theory (GUT). Six sheets are prepared for LRSM (N=6), one is for SU(3){sub c} color symmetry and the rest of five are for SU(2){sub L} x SU(2){sub R} x U(1) symmetry. We can achieve the reformulation of LRSM with the quite different configurations of Higgs particles from the ordinary one. Namely, the left-right symmetric gauge groups are broken owing to two (2, 1) and two (1, 2) doublet Higgs fields with hypercharge 1, one (2, 2{sup *}) Higgs field, and one (1, 3) Higgs field with hypercharge -2. The fermion sectors are nicely incorporated so that the seesaw mechanism works well to make the right-handed neutrino super heavy and the left-handed neutrino super light. (author).

  5. Quantum-spin-liquid states in the two-dimensional kagome antiferromagnets ZnxCu4-x(OD)6Cl2.

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    Lee, S-H; Kikuchi, H; Qiu, Y; Lake, B; Huang, Q; Habicht, K; Kiefer, K

    2007-11-01

    A three-dimensional system of interacting spins typically develops static long-range order when it is cooled. If the spins are quantum (S=1/2), however, novel quantum paramagnetic states may appear. The most highly sought state among them is the resonating-valence-bond state, in which every pair of neighbouring quantum spins forms an entangled spin singlet (valence bonds) and these singlets are quantum mechanically resonating among themselves. Here we provide an experimental indication for such quantum paramagnetic states existing in frustrated antiferromagnets, Zn(x)Cu(4-x)(OD)(6)Cl(2), where the S=1/2 magnetic Cu2+ moments form layers of a two-dimensional kagome lattice. We find that in Cu(4)(OD)(6)Cl(2), where distorted kagome planes are weakly coupled, a dispersionless excitation mode appears in the magnetic excitation spectrum below approximately 20 K, whose characteristics resemble those of quantum spin singlets in a solid state, known as a valence-bond solid, that breaks translational symmetry. Doping with non-magnetic Zn2+ ions reduces the distortion of the kagome lattice, and weakens the interplane coupling but also dilutes the magnetic occupancy of the kagome lattice. The valence-bond-solid state is suppressed, and for ZnCu(3)(OD)(6)Cl(2), where the kagome planes are undistorted and 90% occupied by the Cu2+ ions, the low-energy spin fluctuations become featureless.

  6. Theoretical investigation of water oxidation processes on small Mn(x)Ti(2-x)O4 (x = 0-2) complexes.

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    Lee, Choongkeun; Aikens, Christine M

    2014-09-18

    Understanding the water oxidation process on small metal oxide complexes is fundamental for developing photocatalysts for solar fuel production. Titanium oxide and manganese oxide complexes have high potential as components of a cheap, nontoxic, and stable photocatalyst. In this theoretical work, the water oxidation process on Mn(x)Ti(2-x)O4 (x = 0-2) clusters is investigated at the BP86 level of theory using two water molecules and fully saturated systems. In the oxidation cycle using two water molecules, Mn reduces the reaction energy; however, Mn does not reduce the reaction energy on the fully saturated system. When two water molecules are used, the highest reaction energy in the water oxidation cycle is lower than 3 eV, but the highest reaction energy is higher than 3 eV on fully saturated systems except for the pure titanium oxide complex which has a highest reaction energy of 2.56 eV. Dehydrogenation processes in the water oxidation cycle require higher energy than the O-O formation or water adsorption processes. The overall dehydrogenation energy is usually smaller on complexes including at least one Mn atom and it is smallest on the Mn2O4 complex that has two water molecules. Considering the highest reaction energy in the overall water oxidation cycle, water oxidation at the manganese atom of MnTiO4 hydrated with two water molecules is the most favorable in energy.

  7. Thermal expansion and magnetostriction measurements of the mixed systems Cs{sub 2}CuCl{sub 4-x}Br{sub x} (0 ≤ x ≤ 4)

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    Thallapaka, Satya Krishna; Tutsch, Ulrich; Postulka, Lars; Wolf, Bernd; Lang, Michael; Well, Natalia van; Ritter, Franz; Krellner, Cornelius [Frankfurt Univ., Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Physics Inst., SFB/TR 49

    2015-07-01

    The mixed systems Cs{sub 2}CuCl{sub 4-x}Br{sub x} (0 ≤ x ≤ 4), including the two well-known end members Cs{sub 2}CuCl{sub 4} and Cs{sub 2}CuBr{sub 4}, are classified as quasi-two-dimensional quantum antiferromagnets with different degrees of magnetic frustration. Due to a site-selective substitution of the halide atoms two distinct critical concentrations (x = 1 and x = 2) had been identified. Especially the Cs{sub 2}CuCl{sub 2}Br{sub 2} compound exhibits the potential to be the system with the highest degree of frustration within this series. We present low-temperature thermal expansion measurements down to 40 mK and magnetostriction experiments up to 14 T on the Cs{sub 2}CuCl{sub 2}Br{sub 2} compound. While specific heat measurements reveal indications for magnetic order around 90 mK, no clear signatures were found in thermal expansion studies along the b axis. Here an in-T linear contribution was observed indicating a 1D character of the magnetic excitations. For fields above 5 T one finds a clear deviation from this linearity. These results are discussed with specific heat data and also compared with the thermodynamic properties of the pure Cs{sub 2}CuCl{sub 4} compound.

  8. Microstructure evolution and soft magnetic properties of Fe72- xNbxAl5Ga2P11C6B4 (x = 0,2) metallic glasses

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    Mitrovic, N.; Roth, S.; Eckert, J.; Mickel, C.; Mitrovic, N.

    2002-09-01

    The development of the soft magnetic properties of melt spun Fe72- xNbxAl5Ga2P11C6B4 (x = 0,2) ribbons by furnace annealing (FA) and current annealing (CA) has been studied. A comparison between the magnetic and structural properties of annealed samples obtained by these two annealing techniques is presented. The annealed states were characterized by x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and thermomagnetic and hysteresis measurements. For FA samples crystallization starts at 748 K for x = 0 and at 743 K for x = 2, and for CA samples after applying a heating power of 4.7 W cm-2. Coercivity reaches its lowest values of 1.91 A m-1 for x = 0 and 5.56 A m-1 for x = 2 after FA at 673 K. The corresponding data for the CA samples are 2.14 A m-1 for x = 0 and 5.27 A m-1 for x = 2 after CA at 3.25 W cm-2. The higher coercivity of the Nb-containing alloy samples seems to be due to the presence of a small amount of niobium carbide crystallites. However, significant differences in the magnetic hardening between FA and CA crystallized samples are observed. Comparing the coercivity of FA and CA samples with similar crystalline volume fraction, the coercivity is about one order lower for CA samples.

  9. Hierarchical Heterostructures of NiCo2O4@XMoO4 (X = Ni, Co) as an Electrode Material for High-Performance Supercapacitors

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    Hu, Jiyu; Qian, Feng; Song, Guosheng; Wang, Linlin

    2016-05-01

    Hierarchical heterostructures of NiCo2O4@XMoO4 (X = Ni, Co) were developed as an electrode material for supercapacitor with improved pseudocapacitive performance. Within these hierarchical heterostructures, the mesoporous NiCo2O4 nanosheet arrays directly grown on the Ni foam can not only act as an excellent pseudocapacitive material but also serve as a hierarchical scaffold for growing NiMoO4 or CoMoO4 electroactive materials (nanosheets). The electrode made of NiCo2O4@NiMoO4 presented a highest areal capacitance of 3.74 F/cm2 at 2 mA/cm2, which was much higher than the electrodes made of NiCo2O4@CoMoO4 (2.452 F/cm2) and NiCo2O4 (0.456 F/cm2), respectively. Meanwhile, the NiCo2O4@NiMoO4 electrode exhibited good rate capability. It suggested the potential of the hierarchical heterostructures of NiCo2O4@CoMoO4 as an electrode material in supercapacitors.

  10. Influence of Concentration and Temperature on Tunneling and Rotational Dynamics of Ammonium in $Rb_{1-x}(NH_{4})_{x}$ Mixed Crystals

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    Natkaniec, I; Martínez-Sarrion, M L; Mestres, L; Herraiz, M; Smirnov, L S; Shuvalov, L A

    2001-01-01

    The Rb_{1-x}(NH_{4})_{x} mixed crystals are studied by inelastic incoherent neutron scattering using time-of-flight spectrometers in the concentration region of the x-T phase diagram 0.01\\lq x \\lq 0.66 at 5\\lq T \\lq 150 K, where dynamic and static orientational disorder phases are generally found. It is shown that at 5 K rotational tunneling levels for ammonium concentrations x=0.01,0.02 and 0.06 are similar. Additional tunneling levels are observed for x=0.16 which can be explained as the result of T-states splitting for annount of NH_{4}-NH_{4} interaction. Tunneling levels are not observed for 0.40 as the result of forming orientational glass state. The elastic incoherent structure factors for concentrations 0.01\\lq x \\lq 0.16 (dynamic orientational disordered \\alpha-phase), x=0.40 (orientational glass state) and 0.50\\lq x \\lq 0.66 (orientational ordered state) have different temperature dependences.

  11. N = 1 supersymmetric SU(4) x SU(2) sub L x SU (2) sub R effective theory from the weakly coupled heterotic superstring

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    Leontaris, George K

    1999-01-01

    In the context of the free-fermionic formulation of the heterotic superstring, we construct a three-generation N = 1 supersymmetric SU(4) x SU(2) sub L x SU(2) sub R model supplemented by an SU(8) hidden gauge symmetry and five Abelian factors. The symmetry breaking to the standard model is achieved using vacuum expectation values of a Higgs pair in (4,2 sub R) + (4-bar,2 sub R) at a high scale. One linear combination of the Abelian symmetries is anomalous and is broken by vacuum expectation values of singlet fields along the flat directions of the superpotential. All consistent string vacua of the model are completely classified by solving the corresponding system of F- and D-flatness equations including non-renormalizable terms up to sixth order. The requirement of existence of electroweak massless doublets imposes further restrictions to the phenomenologically viable vacua. The third generation fermions receive masses from the tree-level superpotential. Further, a complete calculation of all non-renormaliz...

  12. Bulk modulus and non-uniform compression of Nb3Te4 and InxNb3Te4 (x < 1) channel compounds.

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    Wunschel, M; Dinnebier, R E; Carlson, S; van Smaalen, S

    2001-10-01

    The crystal structures of Nb3Te4 and InxNb3Te4 [x = 0.539 (4)] are reported for a series of pressures between 0 and 40 GPa. Both compounds crystallize in space group P6(3)/m with a = b = 10.671 and c = 3.6468 A for Nb3Te4, and a = b = 10.677 and c = 3.6566 A for InxNb3Te4 at ambient conditions. Phase transitions were not observed. High-pressure X-ray powder diffraction was measured using a diamond anvil cell and synchrotron radiation. Full Rietveld refinements provided the values of the lattice parameters and the values of the atomic coordinates at each pressure. The bulk modulus is found as K(0) = 70 (5) GPa for Nb3Te4 and as K(0) = 73 (4) GPa for InxNb3Te4. The analysis of the pressure dependences of the detailed crystal structures shows that the compression along c involves the folding up of the quasi-one-dimensional zigzag chains of Nb. The compression perpendicular to c is entirely due to the reduction of the diameter of the channels. The presence of intercalated In atoms is found to have hardly any influence on the compression behaviour up to 40 GPa.

  13. Microstructure and electrochemical properties of LaNi_(4-x)FeMn_x (x=0-0.8) hydrogen storage alloys

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    YANG Heng; CHEN Yungui; TAO Mingda; WU Chaoling

    2009-01-01

    In order to reduce the cost of LaNi5 based hydrogen storage alloys, effect of substitution of Mn for Ni on structural and electro-chemical properties of LaNi_(4-x)FeMn_x(x=0-0.8) hydrogen storage alloys was studied systematically. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) showed that LaNi5 and La_2Ni_7 phases were invariably present in all alloy samples, and when x≥0.4, (Fe,Ni) phase was observed. Electrochemical studies revealed that the discharge capacity reached a maximum value of 306.4 mAh/g when x=0.2 and the cycling stability decreased with the increase of x.With the increase of Mn content, hydrogen diffusion coefficient decreased, whereas high rate discharge-ability (HRD) and exchange current density first increased slowly when x≤0.2 and then decreased markedly when x=0.8,indicating that electrochemical reaction on the surface of alloy electrodes had strong influence on kinetic property.

  14. Microstructure and electrochemical properties of LaNi4-xFeMnx (x=0-0.8) hydrogen storage alloys

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    YANG; Heng

    2009-01-01

    In order to reduce the cost of LaNi5 based hydrogen storage alloys, effect of substitution of Mn for Ni on structural and electro-chemical properties of LaNi4-xFeMnx(x=0-0.8) hydrogen storage alloys was studied systematically. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) showed that LaNi5 and La2Ni7 phases were invariably present in all alloy samples, and when x≥0.4, (Fe,Ni) phase was observed. Electrochemical studies revealed that the discharge capacity reached a maximum value of 306.4 mAh/g when x=0.2 and the cycling stability decreased with the increase of x.With the increase of Mn content, hydrogen diffusion coefficient decreased, whereas high rate discharge-ability (HRD) and exchange current density first increased slowly when x≤0.2 and then decreased markedly when x=0.8,indicating that electrochemical reaction on the surface of alloy electrodes had strong influence on kinetic property.

  15. Sign reversal of magnetization and exchange bias in Ni(Cr1-xAlx)2O4 (x=0-0.50)

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    Barman, Junmoni; Ravi, S.

    2017-03-01

    Ni(Cr1-xAlx)2O4 (x=0-0.50) samples were prepared in single phase form by using sol-gel method and their structural and magnetic properties were studied. Al substitution transforms the crystal structure of NiCr2O4 from tetragonal cell with space group I41/amd to cubic cell of Fd 3 barm space group. Magnetization measurements by varying the temperature and magnetic field were carried out to investigate the interesting magnetization reversal and exchange bias behaviors. Magnetization reversal is observed for x=0.10 sample with a magnetic compensation temperature of 40 K and it is explained by considering different temperature dependences of magnetic moments of the two sublattices. Shifting of magnetic hysteresis loops towards the negative magnetic field axis and hence the presence of negative exchange bias field is observed for x=0.15 sample. The x=0.10 sample exhibits the tunable positive and negative exchange bias field. Exchange bias in these samples is explained considering the anisotropic exchange interaction between the ferrimagnetic and the antiferromagnetic components of magnetic spins. However, the sign reversal of exchange bias field is due to the change in domination of one ferrimagnetic sublattice over the other with variation in temperature. Both normal and inverse magnetocaloric effects are observed for x=0.10 sample.

  16. Structural, spectroscopic, and multiconfigurational quantum chemical investigations of the electron-rich metal-metal triple-bonded Tc(2)X(4)(PMe(3))(4) (X = Cl, Br) complexes.

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    Poineau, Frederic; Forster, Paul M; Todorova, Tanya K; Gagliardi, Laura; Sattelberger, Alfred P; Czerwinski, Kenneth R

    2010-07-19

    The compounds Tc(2)Cl(4)(PMe(3))(4) and Tc(2)Br(4)(PMe(3))(4) were formed from the reaction between (n-Bu(4)N)(2)Tc(2)X(8) (X = Cl, Br) and trimethylphosphine. The Tc(II) dinuclear species were characterized by single-crystal XRD, UV-visible spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry techniques, and the results are compared to those obtained from density functional theory and multiconfigurational (CASSCF/CASPT2) quantum chemical studies. The compound Tc(2)Cl(4)(PMe(3))(4) crystallizes in the monoclinic space group C2/c [a = 17.9995(9) A, b = 9.1821(5) A, c = 17.0090(9) A, beta = 115.4530(10) degrees ] and is isostructural to M(2)Cl(4)(PMe(3))(4) (M = Re, Mo, W) and to Tc(2)Br(4)(PMe(3))(4). The metal-metal distance (2.1318(2) A) is similar to the one found in Tc(2)Br(4)(PMe(3))(4) (2.1316(5) A). The calculated molecular structures of the ground states are in excellent agreement with the structures determined experimentally. Calculations of effective bond orders for Tc(2)X(8)(2-) and Tc(2)X(4)(PMe(3))(4) (X = Cl, Br) indicate stronger pi bonds in the Tc(2)(4+) core than in Tc(2)(6+) core. The electronic spectra were recorded in benzene and show a series of low intensity bands in the range 10 000-26 000 cm(-1). Assignment of the bands as well as computing their excitation energies and intensities were performed at both TD-DFT and CASSCF/CASPT2 levels of theory. Calculations predict that the lowest energy band corresponds to the delta* --> sigma* transition, the difference between calculated and experimental values being 228 cm(-1) for X = Cl and 866 cm(-1) for X = Br. The next bands are attributed to delta* --> pi*, delta --> sigma*, and delta --> pi* transitions. The cyclic voltammograms exhibit two reversible waves and indicate that Tc(2)Br(4)(PMe(3))(4) exhibits more positive oxidation potentials than Tc(2)Cl(4)(PMe(3))(4.) This phenomenon is discussed and ascribed to stronger metal (d) to halide (d) back bonding in the bromo complex. Further analysis indicates that Tc

  17. Solid state reaction synthesis of filled skutterudite compounds (Ce or Y)yFexCo4-xSb12 and the effect of filling atoms Ce or Y on lattice thermal conductivity

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    2000-01-01

    The synthesis of filled skutterudite compounds (Ce or Y)yFexCo4-xSb12, through a solid state reaction using chloride of Ce or Y, high purity powder of Co, Fe, and Sb as starting materials, was investigated. (Ce or Y)yFexCo4-xSb12 (x = 0-1.0, y = 0-0.15) compounds were obtained at 850-/FONT>1 123 K. The results of Rietveld analysis demonstrate that (Ce or Y)yFexCo4-xSb12 synthesized by a solid state reaction possesses a filled skutterudite structure. The filling fraction of Ce or Y obtained by Rietveld analysis agrees well with the composition obtained by chemical analysis. The lattice constant of CeyFexCo4-xSb12 increases with increasing substitution of Fe at Co sites, and with an increasing Ce filling fraction in the Sb-dodecahedron voids. The lattice thermal conductivity of (Ce or Y)yFexCo4-xSb12 decreases significantly with an increasing Ce or Y filling fraction in the voids and with substitution of Fe at Co sites.

  18. Preparation, crystallography, magnetic and magnetothermal properties of Ce5SixGe4-x alloys

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    Vijayaraghavan, Rangarajan [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2005-01-01

    An investigation of the crystal structure and the phase relationships in the Ce5Si4-xGex system has been carried out. The crystal structures of the single phase intermetallics were characterized using X-ray powder diffraction and subsequent refinement employing the Rietveld analysis technique was performed. The intermetallic system was found to crystallize in three distinct crystal structures. The Ce5Si4-based solid solution extends from x = 0 to x = 2.15 and it was found to crystallize in the well-known Zr5Si4-type tetragonal structure. The germanium rich alloys, where 3.1 ≤} x ≤ 4, crystallized in the Sm5Ge4-type orthorhombic structure. The crystal structure of the intermediate phase, when 2.35 ≤ x ≤ 2.8, was found out to be of the Gd5Si2Ge2-type monoclinic structure. Microhardness tests were conducted on the samples in order to probe the trend in mechanical properties in this alloy system as a function of Ge concentration. The magnetic, thermal and magnetocaloric properties of the Ce5Si4-xGex alloy system have been investigated for x = 0, 1.0, 1.8, 2.5, 2.8, 3.5, 3.8 and 4.0. The phases with x = 0, 1.0 and 1.8 crystallize in the tetragonal Zr5Si4 structure and those with x = 2.5, 2.8 form in the Gd5Si2Ge2-type monoclinic structure. The alloys with x = 3.5, 3.8 and 4.0 crystallize in the Sm5Ge4-type orthorhombic structure. The Curie temperature of the tetragonal phases increases with increasing Ge content. The ordering temperatures of the monoclinic and orthorhombic phases remain nearly unaffected by the composition, with the Curie temperatures of the latter slightly higher than those of the former. All the alloys display evidence of antiferromagnetic interactions in the ground state. The orthorhombic and the

  19. Structural, optical and electrical properties of Cu{sub 2}FeSnX{sub 4} (X = S, Se) thin films prepared by chemical spray pyrolysis

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    Khadka, Dhruba B.; Kim, JunHo, E-mail: jhk@inu.ac.kr

    2015-07-25

    Highlights: • CFTS(Se) thin films have been synthesized by low-cost spray-based deposition. • The fabricated films were found to be of stannite structure and p-type conductivity. • Band gaps of CFTS and CFTSe thin films are 1.37 and 1.11 eV, respectively. - Abstract: We report on fabrication of polycrystalline Cu{sub 2}FeSnX{sub 4} (X = S, Se) thin films by chemical spray pyrolysis subsequent with post-sulfurization and selenization. The post-annealing of as-sprayed Cu{sub 2}FeSnS{sub 4} (CFTS) films in sulfur and selenium ambient demonstrated drastically improved surface texture as well as crystallinity. The crystal lattice parameters calculated from X-ray diffraction patterns for post-annealed films were found to be consistent with stannite structure. The fabricated Cu{sub 2}FeSnS{sub 4} (CFTS) and Cu{sub 2}FeSnSe{sub 4} (CFTSe) films showed p-type conductivity with carrier concentration in the range of 10{sup 21} cm{sup −3} and mobility ∼1–5 cm{sup 2} V{sup −1} s{sup −1}. The band gap energies of post-sulfurized CFTS and post-selenized CFTSe films were estimated to be ∼1.37 eV and ∼1.11 eV with an error of ±0.02 eV by UV–Vis absorption, respectively, which are promising for photovoltaic application.

  20. N = 1 supersymmetric SU(4) x SU(2){sub L} x SU (2){sub R} effective theory from the weakly coupled heterotic superstring

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    Leontaris, G.K.; Rizos, J

    1999-08-09

    In the context of the free-fermionic formulation of the heterotic superstring, we construct a three-generation N = 1 supersymmetric SU(4) x SU(2){sub L} x SU(2){sub R} model supplemented by an SU(8) hidden gauge symmetry and five Abelian factors. The symmetry breaking to the standard model is achieved using vacuum expectation values of a Higgs pair in (4,2{sub R}) + (4-bar,2{sub R}) at a high scale. One linear combination of the Abelian symmetries is anomalous and is broken by vacuum expectation values of singlet fields along the flat directions of the superpotential. All consistent string vacua of the model are completely classified by solving the corresponding system of F- and D-flatness equations including non-renormalizable terms up to sixth order. The requirement of existence of electroweak massless doublets imposes further restrictions to the phenomenologically viable vacua. The third generation fermions receive masses from the tree-level superpotential. Further, a complete calculation of all non-renormalizable fermion mass terms up to fifth order shows that in certain string vacua the hierarchy of the fermion families is naturally obtained in the model as the second and third generation fermions earn their mass from fourth- and fifth-order terms. Along certain flat directions it is shown that the ratio of the SU(4) breaking scale and the reduced Planck mass is equal to the up quark ratio ((m{sub c})/(m{sub t})) at the string scale. An additional prediction of the model, is the existence of a U(1) symmetry carried by the fields of the hidden sector, ensuring thus the stability of the lightest hidden state. It is proposed that the hidden states may account for the invisible matter of the universe.

  1. Thermoelectric properties of p-type partially double-filled (Pr1- z Nd z ) y Fe4- x Co x Sb12 skutterudites

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    Shin, Dong-Kil; Kim, Il-Ho

    2016-09-01

    p-Type partially double-filled (Pr1- z Nd z ) y Fe4- x Co x Sb12 ( z = 0.25, 0.75, y = 0.8, 0.9, and x = 0, 0.5, 1.0) skutterudites were synthesized by encapsulated melting and annealing and consolidated by hot pressing. The effects of Pr/Nd partial double-filling and Co substitution for Fe (charge compensation) on the electronic transport and the thermoelectric properties of the skutterudites were examined. A few secondary phases such as marcasite FeSb2 were formed together with the skutterudite phase, but the formation was suppressed with increasing Co content. Unlike for complete filling with Pr/Nd, the (Pr,Nd)Sb2 phases were not formed by partial filling with Pr/Nd. Successful Pr/Nd double filling in the voids and Co substitution for Fe were confirmed because the lattice constant increased with increasing filling fraction and Pr/Nd ratio, and decreased with increasing Co content. The electrical conductivity slightly decreased with increasing temperature, showing degenerate semiconductor characteristics, while the Hall and the Seebeck coefficients showed positive signs, indicating that holes were the major carriers ( p-type conductions). The Seebeck coefficient increased due to a decrease in the carrier concentration with increasing Pr and Co contents while the electrical conductivity decreased. The lattice thermal conductivity decreased because phonon scattering was enhanced by Pr and Nd double filling, which led to low thermal conductivity, but partially double-filled specimens did not have a significant effect on the reduction of lattice thermal conductivity compared with the completely double-filled specimens. The maximum dimensionless figure of merit, ZT = 0.84, was obtained at 723 K for (Pr0.75Nd0.25)0.8Fe3CoSb12.

  2. Refinement of the composition and structure of YBaCo{sub 4-x}Al{sub x}O{sub 7+{delta}} crystals

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    Podberezskaya, N. V., E-mail: podberez@niic.nsc.ru; Kozeeva, L. P.; Kameneva, M. Yu.; Smolentsev, A. I.; Alekseev, A. V.; Lavrov, A. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)

    2011-05-15

    YBa(Co{sub 4-x}Al{sub x})O{sub 7+{delta}} (114Y) crystals have been grown in the Y-Ba-Co-O system by spontaneous crystallization from a slowly cooled nonstoichiometric melt. To change the oxygen content, the crystals were isothermally annealed in air in the range of 280-490 Degree-Sign C. The crystals grown were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and powder X-ray diffraction. According to the data of an X-ray spectroscopic quantitative microprobe analysis, the average compositions of 'as-grown' and oxygen-saturated crystals were Y{sub 1.04}Ba{sub 1}Co{sub 3.54}Al{sub 0.50}O{sub 7.8} and Y{sub 1.02}Ba{sub 1}Co{sub 3.55}Al{sub 0.51}O{sub 8.4}, respectively. The refinement of the crystal structure after saturation on an automatic Bruker X8APEX diffractometer with a CCD detector (MoK{alpha} radiation, graphite monochromator, {theta}{sub max} = 32.54 Degree-Sign , sp. gr. P6{sub 3}mc, a = 6.2746(9), c = 10.257(3) Angstrom-Sign , V = 349.71(13) Angstrom-Sign {sup 3}, Z = 2, d{sub calcd} = 5.220 g/cm{sup 3}) reveals the location of Al in two independent positions of Co atoms and yields the general formula of the compound as YBaCo{sub 3.26}Al{sub 0.74}O{sub 7}. Problems related to the difference in the compositions obtained by different methods are discussed.

  3. Electronic phase transition between localized and itinerant states in the solid-solution system CaCu3Ti4 -xRuxO12

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    Kao, Ting-Hui; Sakurai, Hiroya; Yu, Shan; Kato, Harukazu; Tsujii, Naohito; Yang, Hung-Duen

    2017-05-01

    A solid solution between CaCu3Ti4 -xRuxO12 end members was first synthesized using a high-pressure technique. The residual magnetization at 2 K sharply changes at 2 ≤x ≤3 , and a spin-glass-like phase suddenly disappears at x =2.5 , suggesting a first-order electronic phase transition. The magnetic susceptibility shows a strong dependence on the temperature for x ≤1 and a weak dependence for x ≥3 . At an intermediate value of x , the weak dependence at high temperatures changes to a strong dependence at low temperatures. The electrical resistivity shows variable-range-hopping-type behavior for x ≤1 and metallic behavior for x ≥3.5 , changing from the latter to the former at Tρ˜150 , 8.5, and 3.5 K for x =2.0 , 2.5, and 3.0, respectively. An electronic phase diagram based on these results is similar to that for an organic system showing a Mott transition and to a theoretical diagram for the Mott transition. Considering electronic band structure calculations, the local magnetic moments at the CuO4 squares of the Ti compound become itinerant with increasing Ru content by means of a first-order phase transition, suggesting that the transition can be regarded as a Mott transition. The Mott transition is unique in that the atomic orbitals of the Ru cations play an important role in the increased hopping amplitude of the electrons/holes of the CuO4 molecularlike orbitals.

  4. LiFePO4 Nanostructures Fabricated from Iron(III) Phosphate (FePO4 x 2H2O) by Hydrothermal Method.

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    Saji, Viswanathan S; Song, Hyun-Kon

    2015-01-01

    Electrode materials having nanometer scale dimensions are expected to have property enhancements due to enhanced surface area and mass/charge transport kinetics. This is particularly relevant to intrinsically low electronically conductive materials such as lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4), which is of recent research interest as a high performance intercalation electrode material for Li-ion batteries. Many of the reported works on LiFePO4 synthesis are unattractive either due to the high cost of raw materials or due to the complex synthesis technique. In this direction, synthesis of LiFePO4 directly from inexpensive FePO4 shows promise.The present study reports LiFePO4 nanostructures prepared from iron (III) phosphate (FePO4 x 2H2O) by precipitation-hydrothermal method. The sintered powder was characterized by X-ray diffractometry (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Inductive coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), and Electron microscopy (SEM and TEM). Two synthesis methods, viz. bulk synthesis and anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) template-assisted synthesis are reported. By bulk synthesis, micro-sized particles having peculiar surface nanostructuring were formed at precipitation pH of 6.0 to 7.5 whereas typical nanosized LiFePO4 resulted at pH ≥ 8.0. An in-situ precipitation strategy inside the pores of AAO utilizing the spin coating was utilized for the AAO-template-assisted synthesis. The template with pores filled with the precipitate was subsequently subjected to hydrothermal process and high temperature sintering to fabricate compact rod-like structures.

  5. Disordered magnetism in the homologue series YBaCo{sub 4-x}Zn{sub x}O{sub 7} (x = 0, 1, 2, 3)

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    Valldor, Martin [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Universitaet Muenster, Corrensstrasse 36, D-48149 Muenster (Germany)

    2004-12-22

    The magnetic properties of four compounds in the series YBaCo{sub 4-x}Zn{sub x}O{sub 7} (x = 0, 1, 2, 3) were investigated. For all compositions magnetic transitions were observed (T{sub f}) over the temperature range 66-3 K observed with ac susceptibility and dc magnetometry. Furthermore, all ac measurements proved to be frequency-dependent: T{sub f} increases with an increase in frequency. The real part of the magnetic susceptibility ({chi}') was, in all four cases, accompanied by an energy loss in the magnetic coupling, indicated as contributions to the imaginary part ({chi}'). The maximum {chi}' appeared just below the maximum {chi}'. Using the Arrhenius law, the Vogel-Fulcher law and the power law, it was possible to conclude that the compounds should be defined as spin-glass-like materials. The dc magnetizations clearly show differences between field-cooled and zero-field-cooled measurements. None of the compounds exhibited any metamagnetic property and, using a new data analysis method, a possible saturation field could be calculated for YBaCo{sub 4}O{sub 7}. Relaxation measurements on YBaCo{sub 3}ZnO{sub 7} indicate that the system has no ageing effects. The magnetic properties can be described as having two connected magnetic substructures represented as dimensionalities: axial (1D) and in-plane (2D). This was concluded by comparing the magnetic properties with structural details.

  6. Functionalization based on the substitutional flexibility: strong middle IR nonlinear optical selenides AX(II)(4)X(III)(5)Se12.

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    Lin, Hua; Chen, Ling; Zhou, Liu-Jiang; Wu, Li-Ming

    2013-08-28

    Seven nonlinear optical (NLO) active selenides in the middle IR region, AX(II)4X(III)5Se12 (A = K(+)-Cs(+); X(II) = Mn(2+), Cd(2+); X(III) = Ga(3+), In(3+)) adopting the KCd4Ga5S12-type structure, have been synthesized by high-temperature solid-state reaction of an elemental mixture with ACl flux. Their three-dimensional network structures are stacked by M9Se24-layers of vertex sharing MSe4 tetrahedra, of which each center is jointly occupied by X(II) and X(III) atoms. Studies suggest that such tetrahedral building units can be regarded as the "multi-functional sites", on which the Cd(2+)/Ga(3+) pair gives rise to the coexistence of NLO and thermochromic properties, and the Mn(2+)/In(3+) pair leads to the coexistence of NLO and magnetic properties. The density functional theory (DFT) studies and the cutoff-energy-dependent NLO coefficient analyses reveal that such "multi-functional sites" contribute to the origin of the second harmonic generation (SHG) that is ascribed to the electronic transitions from the Se-4p states to the ns, np states of X(II) and X(III) atoms. Remarkably, title compounds show very strong SHG at an incident wavelength of 2.05 μm, roughly 16-40 times that of commercial AgGaS2; among them, ACd4In5Se12 (A = Rb, Cs) represents the strongest SHG among chalcogenides to date.

  7. First principles study of structural, optoelectronic and thermoelectric properties of Cu{sub 2}CdSnX{sub 4} (X = S, Se, Te) chalcogenides

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    Hussain, Sajjad [Department of Physics, University of Peshawar, Peshawar (Pakistan); Murtaza, G., E-mail: murtaza@icp.edu.pk [Materials Modeling Lab, Department of Physics, Islamia College Peshawar, KPK (Pakistan); Haidar Khan, Shah; Khan, Afzal; Ali, Malak Azmat; Faizan, M. [Department of Physics, University of Peshawar, Peshawar (Pakistan); Mahmood, Asif [College of Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Khenata, R., E-mail: khenata_rabah@yahoo.fr [LPQ3M Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Mascara (Algeria)

    2016-07-15

    Highlights: • Copper based quaternary chalcogenides are important for optoelectronic devices. • The WC-GGA shows that the materials are metallic in nature. • The EV-GGA predicts better band gaps compared to WC-GGA. • Absorption peaks are high in the visible and ultraviolet energy regions. • All the semiconductors have figure of merit above 0.70. - Abstract: In this work, structural, electronic, optical and thermoelectric properties of Cu{sub 2}CdSnX{sub 4} (X = S, Se, Te) have been studied through the full potential linearized augmented plane wave method. Calculated ground state lattice parameters are in good agreement with the experimental results. Lattice constant and bulk moduli vary inversely by replacing the anion X from S to Te in Cu{sub 2}CdSnX{sub 4}. The WC-GGA shows that the materials are metallic in nature. The EV-GGA predicts better band gaps compared to WC-GGA. The calculated bandgap values are 1.8, 1.06 and 0.8042 for Cu{sub 2}CdSnX{sub 4}, Cu{sub 2}CdSnX{sub 4}, Cu{sub 2}CdSnX{sub 4} respectively. Cd-d, Sn-s and X-p states contribute significantly in the density of states of the compounds. Absorption peaks and optical conductivity is high in the visible and ultraviolet energy regions. All the semiconductors have figure of merit above 0.70. The optical and thermoelectric properties clearly show that Cu{sub 2}CdSnX{sub 4} are potential candidates in the fields of solar cell and thermoelectric technology.

  8. Magnetostructural correlations in the antiferromagnetic Co 2- x Cu x(OH)AsO 4 ( x=0 and 0.3) phases

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    de Pedro, I.; Rojo, J. M.; Pizarro, J. L.; Rodríguez Fernández, J.; Arriortua, M. I.; Rojo, T.

    2011-08-01

    The Co 2- xCu x(OH)AsO 4 ( x=0 and 0.3) compounds have been synthesized under mild hydrothermal conditions and characterized by X-ray single-crystal diffraction and spectroscopic data. The hydroxi-arsenate phases crystallize in the Pnnm orthorhombic space group with Z=4 and the unit-cell parameters are a=8.277(2) Å, b=8.559(2) Å, c=6.039(1) Å and a=8.316(1) Å, b=8.523(2) Å, c=6.047(1) Å for x=0 and 0.3, respectively. The crystal structure consists of a three-dimensional framework in which M(1)O 5-trigonal bipyramid dimers and M(2)O 6-octahedral chains ( M=Co and Cu) are present. Co 2(OH)AsO 4 shows an anomalous three-dimensional antiferromagnetic ordering influenced by the magnetic field below 21 K within the presence of a ferromagnetic component below the ordering temperature. When Co 2+ is partially substituted by Cu 2+ions, Co 1.7Cu 0.3(OH)AsO 4, the ferromagnetic component observed in Co 2(OH)AsO 4 disappears and the antiferromagnetic order is maintained in the entire temperature range. Heat capacity measurements show an unusual magnetic field dependence of the antiferromagnetic transitions. This λ-type anomaly associated to the three-dimensional antiferromagnetic ordering grows with the magnetic field and becomes better defined as observed in the non-substituted phase. These results are attributed to the presence of the unpaired electron in the d x2- y2 orbital and the absence of overlap between neighbour ions.

  9. Crystal structure and physical properties of conducting molecular antiferromagnets with a halogen-substituted donor: (EDO-TTFBr2)2FeX4 (X = Cl, Br).

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    Miyazaki, A; Yamazaki, H; Aimatsu, M; Enoki, T; Watanabe, R; Ogura, E; Kuwatani, Y; Iyoda, M

    2007-04-16

    The crystal structure and physical properties of radical ion salts (EDO-TTFBr2)2FeX4 (X = Cl, Br) based on halogen-substituted organic donor and magnetic anions are investigated, including the comparison with the isomorphous compounds (EDO-TTFBr2)2GaX4 with nonmagnetic anions. The crystal structure of these four salts consists of uniformly stacked donor molecules and tetrahedral counter anions, and the Br substituents of the donor molecules are connected to halide ligands of anions with remarkably short intermolecular atomic distances. These salts show metallic behavior around room temperature and undergo a spin-density-wave transition in the low-temperature range, as confirmed with the divergence of the electron spin resonance (ESR) line width. Although close anion-anion contacts are absent in these salts, the FeCl4 salt undergoes an antiferromagnetic transition at TN = 4.2 K, and the FeBr4 salt shows successive magnetic transitions at TN = 13.5 K and TC2 = 8.5 K with a helical spin structure as a candidate for the ground state of the d-electron spins. The magnetoresistance of the FeCl4 salt shows stepwise anomalies, which are explained qualitatively using a pi-d interaction-based frustrated spin system model composed of the donor pi-electron and the anion d-electron spins. Although on the ESR spectra of the FeX4 salts signals from the pi- and d-electron spins are separately observed, the line width of the pi-electron spins broadens under the temperature where the susceptibility deviates from the Curie-Weiss behavior, showing the presence of the pi-d interaction.

  10. Pretest Report for the Full Span Propulsive Wing/Canard Model Test in the NASA Langley 4 x 7 Meter Low Speed Wind Tunnel Second Series Test

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    Stewart, V. R.

    1986-01-01

    A full span propulsive wing/canard model is to be tested in the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) 4 x 7 meter low speed wind tunnel. These tests are a continuation of the tests conducted in Feb. 1984, NASA test No.290, and are being conducted under NASA Contract NAS1-17171. The purpose of these tests is to obtain extensive lateral-directional data with a revised fuselage concept. The wings, canards, and vertical tail of this second test series model are the same as tested in the previous test period. The fuselage and internal flow path have been modified to better reflect an external configuration suitable for a fighter airplane. Internal ducting and structure were changed as required to provide test efficiency and blowing control. The model fuselage tested during the 1984 tests was fabricated with flat sides to provide multiple wing and canard placement variations. The locations of the wing and canard are important variables in configuration development. With the establishment of the desired relative placement of the lifting surfaces, a typically shaped fuselage has been fabricated for these tests. This report provides the information necessary for the second series tests of the propulsive wing/canard model. The discussion in this report is limited to that affected by the model changes and to the second series test program. The pretest report information for test 290 which is valid for the second series test was published in Rockwell report NR 83H-79. This report is presented as Appendix 1 and the modified fuselage stress report is presented as Appendix 2 to this pretest report.

  11. Unreduced 3x gamete formation of allotriploid hybrid derived from the cross of Primula denticulata (4x) × P. rosea (2x) as a causal factor for producing pentaploid hybrids in the backcross with pollen of tetraploid P. denticulata

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    Hayashi, Mai; Kato, Juntaro; Ohashi, Hiroaki; Mii, Masahiro

    2009-01-01

    A triploid hybrid, which was obtained from interspecific crosses between tetraploidPrimula denticulata (2n = 4x = 44) and P. rosea (2n = 2x = 22), successfully produced 11plants by backcrossing with pollen of tetraploid P. denticulata. Analysis of ploidy level using flow cytometry and chromosome counting in the 11 BC_1 plants revealed that all progeny had much larger DNA contents and chromosome number than both parents. In this triploid-tetraploid (3x-4x) crossing, progeny was predominantly t...

  12. Development of somatic hybrids Solanum × michoacanum Bitter. (Rydb.) (+) S. tuberosum L. and autofused 4x S. × michoacanum plants as potential sources of late blight resistance for potato breeding.

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    Smyda, P; Jakuczun, H; Dębski, K; Sliwka, J; Thieme, R; Nachtigall, M; Wasilewicz-Flis, I; Zimnoch-Guzowska, E

    2013-08-01

    Phytophthora infestans resistant somatic hybrids of S. × michoacanum (+) S. tuberosum and autofused 4 x S. × michoacanum were obtained. Our material is promising to introgress resistance from S. × michoacanum into cultivated potato background. Solanum × michoacanum (Bitter.) Rydb. (mch) is a wild diploid (2n = 2x = 24) potato species derived from spontaneous cross of S. bulbocastanum and S. pinnatisectum. This hybrid is a 1 EBN (endosperm balance number) species and can cross effectively only with other 1 EBN species. Plants of mch are resistant to Phytophthora infestans (Mont) de Bary. To introgress late blight resistance genes from mch into S. tuberosum (tbr), genepool somatic hybridization between mch and susceptible diploid potato clones (2n = 2x = 24) or potato cultivar Rywal (2n = 4x = 48) was performed. In total 18,775 calli were obtained from postfusion products from which 1,482 formed shoots. The Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR), Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Sequences (CAPS) and Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analyses confirmed hybrid nature of 228 plants and 116 autofused 4x mch. After evaluation of morphological features, flowering, pollen stainability, tuberization and ploidy level, 118 somatic hybrids and 116 autofused 4x mch were tested for late blight resistance using the detached leaf assay. After two seasons of testing three somatic hybrids and 109 4x mch were resistant. Resistant forms have adequate pollen stainability for use in crossing programme and are a promising material useful for introgression resistance from mch into the cultivated potato background.

  13. Preparation and Gas Sensitive Effect of Perovskite-like La2-xSrxCuO4 (x =0.2 ~ 1)%类钙钛矿La2-xSrxCuO4(x=0.2~1)的制备和气敏性研究

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    赵伟杰; 张晶

    2012-01-01

    Perovskite - like oxide La2-xSrx CuO4 (x=0.2~1) was synthesized by the solid phase synthesis and the thick film type gas sensing sensor was fabricated. Scanning electron microscopy ( SEM) and X - ray diffraction ( XRD) were em-ployed to characterize the morphology,crystal structure and surface structure of the samples. Gas sensing properties of La2-x SrxCuO4 ( x = 0. 2~1) composite oxides were tested. The results show that when x = 0, La2CuO4 was orthorhombic perovskite structure; when 0.2≦x≦0. 4, the oxygen coordination number for B sites Cu2+ was six,T - tetragonal phase observed; when 0.6≦x≦1 ,T' phase was observed,the oxygen coordination number for Cu2+ in the T' phase was five and T' phase still be-longs to tetragonal structure;high sensitivity of perovskite - like La1.2Sr0.8CuO4 for detecting O2 was 2. 53 at 700℃ ,the re-sponse time was only 1.5 s,the recovery time was 3.35 min.%采用固相法制备了类钙钛矿La2-xSrxCuO4(x=0.2~1)复合氧化物,并制成厚膜型气敏元件.利用XRD对样品进行结构表征,用SEM对样品形貌进行分析,并对厚膜型La1.2Sr0.8CuO4进行了气敏性能测试,对气敏机理进行了初步研究,结果表明,当x=0时,La2CuO4为正交结构;当0.2≤x≤0.4时,B位Cu2+的氧配位数为6,呈现T型四方结构;当0.6≤x≤1时,会出现T’相,T’相中的Cu2+的氧配位数为5,仍然属于四方结构;类钙钛矿La1.2Sr0.8CuO4在700℃工作时对O2有最好的灵敏度为2.53,响应时间仅为1.5s,恢复时间为3.35 min.

  14. Electrochemical Performance of Li2NixMn1-xSiO4 (x =0.4 ~ 0.7)Cathode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries%锂离子电池Li2NixMn1-xSiO4(x=0.4~0.7)正极材料的电化学性能

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    胡传跃; 郭军; 文瑾

    2013-01-01

    采用湿化学方法,结合高温固相反应法制备了锂离子电池正极材料Li2NixMn1-xSiO4(x=0.4,0.5,0.6,0.7),以蔗糖为碳源对Li2NixMn1-xSiO4材料进行表面包覆.运用XRD、SEM、循环伏安测试和充放电循环等方法表征了Li2NixMn1-xSiO4的结构与电化学性能.XRD结果表明,Li2NixMn1-xSiO4/C固溶体属于Pmn21空间群结构.制备的Li2Nio.4Mn0.6SiO4/C具有较好的电化学性能,首次循环的充放电容量分别为219.9,132.4 mAh/g,循环20次后的可逆容量为72 mAh/g.%A cathode material Li2 NixMn1-xSiO4(x =0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7) was synthesized by wet chemical process in combination with high-temperature solid-state reaction method and was coated with carbon by using sucrose as carbon source. The structural and electrochemical performances of Li2NixMn1-xSiO4 were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), cyclic voltammetry and charge-discharge test methods. XRD results showed that the solid solution of Li2NixMn1-xSiO4 had a structure of Pmn21 space group. The prepared Li2Ni0.4Mn0.6SiO4/C cathode showed good electrochemical performance. Its charge capacity and discharge capacity were 219. 9 mAh/g and 132. 4 mAh/g in the first cycle, respectively. The reversible capacity was stabilized at about 72 mAh/g after 20 cycles.

  15. An Investigation of the Adsorption Characteristics of 5'ATP and 5'AMP onto the Surface of Caso4 x 2H2O

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    Calderon, J.; Sweeney, M. A.

    1984-01-01

    A model has been proposed in which solid surfaces can act as a site for cataletic activity of condensation reactions for certain biomolecules. From this model, the adsorption characteristics of 5'ATP and 5'AMP onto the surface of CaSO4.2H2O was chosen for study. It has been proven that 5'ATP and 5'AMP do adsorb onto the surface of CaSO4. Studies were then made to determine the dependence of absorption versus time, concentration, ionic strength and pH. It was found that the adsorption of the nucleotides is highly pH dependent, primarily determined by the phosphate acid groups of the nucleic acid molecule. From this investigation, the data obtained is discussed in relation to the model for the prebiotic earth.

  16. Chromosome numbers, characterization of chromosomal pairing during meiosis, origin and natural propagation in polyploid cytotypes (4x, 5x and 6x) of Agrimonia eupatoria L. (Rosaceae) in northwest Himalayas (India).

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    Kumar, Puneet; Rana, Pawan K; Himshikha; Singhal, Vijay Kumar; Gupta, R C

    2014-07-01

    Despite the presence of intraspecific polyploidy (2x, 4x, 5x and 6x) in Agrimonia eupatoria, origin of these cytotypes has never been addressed adequately. The aim of the present study was to record the original chromosome counts and characterize chromosomal pairing during meiosis and microsporogenesis in the 5x cytotype, and discussing the hypothesis regarding the possible origin of polyploid cytotypes (4x, 5x and 6x) in the species. The geographical distribution pattern of cytotypes in the Indian Himalayas and elsewhere has also been analyzed. The present meiotic analysis revealed three chromosomes counts, the tetraploid (2n = 4x = 56), the pentaploid (2n = 5x = 70) and the hexaploid (2n = 6x = 84) cytotypes based on x = 14. Meiotic course was perfectly normal in the 4x and 6x cytotypes resulting into high pollen fertility (94-100 %). Meiotic course in the imbalanced 5x cytotype has been found to be irregular characterized by the presence of high frequency of univalents at diakinesis and metaphase-I. Abnormal meiotic course contributed towards high pollen sterility (74-88 %). Even the apparently fertile/stained pollen grains were of irregular shape and of heterogeneous sizes. Meiotic behaviour of the 5x cytotype is like typical of allopolyploid. Individuals of 5x cytotype did not produce seeds and propagate vegetatively (root suckers) while 4x and 6x cytotypes exploited sexual (seeds) as well as vegetative means for propagation. Chromosomal pairing in pentaploid cytotype is like typical of an allopolyploid and we assume that it might have originated owing to natural inter-cytotype hybridization between 4x and 6x cytotypes in a mixed population. Analysis of geographical distribution pattern of cytotypes shows that Indian Himalayas represent the most cytotype-diverse region for A. eupatoria with the existence of all the four cytotypes (2x, 4x, 5x, 6x). This shows the dynamic nature of the species at chromosomal level in this part of the world.

  17. Si4X(X=Na、Mg、Al、Si、P、S、Cl)原子簇结构与稳定性的理论研究%Density Functional Theory Study of Si4X(X=Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Cl)Clusters

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    张宏; 李钠; 阎杰; 孙仁安

    2005-01-01

    采用密度泛函理论(DFT),在B3LYP/6-311G·水平下, 对杂原子X(X=Na、Mg、Al、Si、P、S、Cl)置于垂直于具有D2h对称的Si4原子簇平面的C2轴上时,所得到的含杂Si4X(X= Na、Mg、Al、Si、P、S、Cl)原子簇,进行了理论计算,得到一系列稳定的Si4X原子簇的几何构型,并对其中具有C2v 对称的三角双锥结构的Si4X原子簇,系统地讨论了原子簇的稳定性、Si-X键强弱、电荷分布等的递变规律,以及由于第三周期元素的加入,对硅原子簇结构的影响.

  18. Real-Time 200 Gb/s (4x56.25 Gb/s) PAM-4 Transmission over 80 km SSMF using Quantum-Dot Laser and Silicon Ring-Modulator

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    Eiselt, Nicklas; Griesser, Helmut; Eiselt, Michael

    2017-01-01

    We report real-time 4x56.26-Gb/s DWDM PAM-4 transmission over 80-km SSMF with novel optical transmitter sub-assembly comprising multi-wavelength quantum-dot laser and silicon ring modulators. Pre-FEC BERs below 1E-4 are achieved after 80-km, allowing error-free operation with HD-FEC......We report real-time 4x56.26-Gb/s DWDM PAM-4 transmission over 80-km SSMF with novel optical transmitter sub-assembly comprising multi-wavelength quantum-dot laser and silicon ring modulators. Pre-FEC BERs below 1E-4 are achieved after 80-km, allowing error-free operation with HD-FEC...

  19. Evidence for the existence of 2n gametes in Lotus tenuis Wald. et Kit. (2n=2x=12): their relevance in evolution and breeding of Lotus corniculatus L. (2n=4x=24).

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    Negri, V; Veronesi, F

    1989-09-01

    Crosses between male sterile L. corniculatus (2n=4x=24) and L. tenuis (2n=2x=12) plants were performed in order to verify the presence of 2n gametes in L. tenuis. All but one of the plants from these crosses had 2n=4x=24 and the L. corniculatus phenotype; this plant had 2n=2x=12 and the L. tenuis phenotype. The plants also showed good quantity of pollen at tripping, good pollen fertility and good percentage of seed setting in the backcross to L. corniculatus. On the whole, both cytological and morphological observations, showing that all but one of the plants from L. corniculatus x L. tenuis were normal tetraploids, suggest the existence of diploandrous gametes in L. tenuis. On the other hand, haploid parthenogenesis probably gave origin to the dihaploid plant 2n=2x=12.

  20. Study on Luminescence Properties and Crystal-Lattice Environment of Eu2+ in Sr4-xMgxSi3O8Cl4∶Eu2+ Phosphor

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    夏志国; 孙家跃; 杜海燕

    2004-01-01

    According to the Van Uitert experimental equation, crystal-lattice environment of Eu2+ in the Sr4Si3O8Cl4 crystal was discussed. By adding Mg2+ to the host lattice, Sr4-xMgxSi3O8Cl4∶Eu2+ was synthesized and the emission peak shifted from blue-green (488 nm) to blue-violet (411 nm) with the increase of amount of the magnesium which replaced the strontium. By analyzing the spectra of Sr4-xMgxSi3O8Cl4∶Eu2+ the two Eu2+ emission centers were found because of the change of crystal-lattice environment in the host and the crystal structure was obtained by X-ray diffraction data.

  1. Acidic deposition ("acid rain")

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    Schreiber, R. Kent; LaRoe, Edward T.; Farris, Gaye S.; Puckett, Catherine E.; Doran, Peter D.; Mac, Michael J.

    1995-01-01

    Acidic deposition, or "acid rain," describes any form of precipitation, including rain, snow, and fog, with a pH of 5.5 or below (Note: pH values below 7 are acidic; vinegar has a pH of 3). It often results when the acidity of normal precipitation is increased by sulfates and nitrates that are emitted into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels. This form of airborne contamination is considered harmful, both directly and indirectly, to a host of plant and animal species.Although acid rain can fall virtually anywhere, ecological damages in environmentally sensitive areas downwind of industrial and urban emissions are a major concern. This includes areas that have a reduced capacity to neutralize acid inputs because of low alkalinity soils and areas that contain species with a low tolerance to acid conditions. To determine the distribution of acidic deposition and evaluate its biological effects, research and monitoring are being conducted by the federal government with support from states, universities, and private industry.            The national extent of the acid rain problem has been estimated by sampling water from 3,000 lakes and 500 streams (Irving 1991), representing more than 28,000 lakes and 56,000 stream reaches with a total of 200,000 km (125,000 mi). Some particularly sensitive areas, such as the Adirondack Mountain region, have been more intensively sampled and the biota examined in detail for effects from acidity.         To identify trends in aquatic ecosystems, present and historical survey data on water chemistry and associated biota are compared. In lakes, the chemical and biological history and pH trends may be inferred or reconstructed in some cases by examining assemblages of fossil diatoms and aquatic invertebrates in the sediment layers. In terrestrial ecosystems, vegetation damage is surveyed and effects of acidic deposition to plants and animals are determined from laboratory and field exposure experiments. Natural

  2. New Insight into Phase Formation of MxMg2Al(4+x)Si(5-x)O18:Eu2+ Solid Solution Phosphors and Its Luminescence Properties.

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    Zhou, Jun; Xia, Zhiguo; Chen, Mingyue; Molokeev, Maxim S; Liu, Quanlin

    2015-07-20

    Here we reported the phase formation of MxMg2Al(4+x)Si(5-x)O18:Eu(2+) (M = K, Rb) solid solution phosphors, where M(+) ions were introduced into the void channels of Mg2Al4Si5O18 via Al(3+)/Si(4+) substitution to keep the charge balance. XRD results revealed that the as-prepared phosphors with different M(+) contents were iso-structural with Mg2Al4Si5O18 phase. The combined analysis of the Rietveld refinement and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) results proved that M(+) ions were surely introduced into the intrinsic channels in Mg2Al4Si5O18. The emission peaks of MxMg2Al(4+x)Si(5-x)O18:Eu(2+) (M = K, Rb) phosphors with various x values performed a systematic red-shift tendency, which was ascribed to the elongation of [MgO6] octahedra. The temperature stable photoluminescence and internal quantum efficiency (QE) of MxMg2Al(4+x)Si(5-x)O18:Eu(2+) (M = K, Rb) phosphors were enhanced owing to the filling of M(+) in the void channels suggesting a new insight to design the solid solution phosphors with improved photoluminescence properties.

  3. In-Situ SPS Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of REy(Fe/Ni)xCo4-xSb12 Compounds%REy(Fe/Ni)xCO4-xSb12化合物的原位反应合成及热电性能

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    张忻; 张久兴; 路清梅; 卫群; 刘丹敏; 刘燕琴

    2007-01-01

    采用放电等离子烧结(SPS)技术在800~1000 K温度范围内,原位反应合成了以ce,La作为填充原子及Ni,Fe作为置换原子的填充式方钴矿化合物REy(Fe/Ni)xCO4-xSb12(x=0~1.0,y=0~0.4).系统研究了填充原子的种类、填充方式以及置换原子的种类对晶格热导率及热电性能的影响.结果表明,在Co位置上Fe或Ni的置换,能显著降低其晶格热导率,与Fe相比,Ni对晶格热导率的影响更显著.在Skutterudite结构Sb组成的二十面体空洞填充Ce,La原子可以显著降低其晶格热导率,在填充分数相同时,两种稀土原子复合填充较单一原子填充更能有效降低晶格热导率.电导率随Ce,La填充分数的增加而降低,Seebeck系数随填充分数的增加而升高.填充分数为0.3的Ce0.1 La0.2 FeCo3Sb12化合物具有最低的晶格热导率和最大的ZT值,在800 K时达0.6左右.

  4. Family based study on relationship between NLGN4X gene 3UTR polymorphism and autism%NLGN4X基因3'UTR区多态性与孤独症关系的家系研究

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    姜志梅; 李海贝; 郭岚敏; 王立革; 庞伟; 张虎

    2012-01-01

    [Objective] To investigate the correlation between childhood autism and NLGN4X gene. [Methods] Two SNPs (rs5916269 and rs3810686) of NLGN4X gene.3'UTR were chosen for genetic marker. Genotypes of 276 members in 92 autism families were analyzed with Chain Termination Method. Then transmission disequilibrium test(TDT) was used to test the data of genotypes. [Results] No transmission disequilibrium association was found between autism and rs5916269 (TDT:x2 =0. 385 ,P-0. 620;HRR:X2 =0. 345,P = 0. 557). Transmission disequilibrium was found between autism and rs3810686 (TDT:X2 = 6. 368,P = 0. 015;HRR:x2 =5. 470,P = 0. 019). [Conclusion] The polymorphisms of rs5916269 in the NLGN4X are not associated with childhood autism,but the polymorphisms of rs3810686 in the NLGN4X are associated with childhood autism,NLGN4X gene may be susceptibility genes of autism.%[目的]探讨NLGN4X基因与中国汉族儿童孤独症是否存在相关性,查寻中国汉族儿童孤独症的易感基因. [方法]选取NLGN4X基因3'UTR区两个多态性位点rs5916269和rs3810686作为遗传标记,采用直接测序法对92个孤独症核心家系的276名成员进行基因型测定,并进行传递不平衡检验(TDT)和单倍型相对危险度(HRR)分析.[结果]TDT检验及HRR分析均显示儿童孤独症与rs5916269遗传标记位点不存在传递不平衡(TDT x2=0.385,P=0.620;HRR x2=0.345,P=0.557);与rs3810686遗传标记位点存在传递不平衡(TDT x2=6.368,P=0.015;HRR x2=5.470,P=0.019). [结论]NLGN4X基因rs5916269位点与中国汉族儿童孤独症无关;rs3810686位点与中国汉族儿童孤独症相关,NLGN4X基因可能是孤独症的易感基因.

  5. Diorgano,Dichloro-tin (IV) Complexes of 4-X-Benzohydroxamic Acid (X=Cl,OCH3):Synthesis,Characterization,Antitumor Activity in Vitro and the Crystal Structure of trans-[Me2Sn(L2)2

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    Jing Hua ZHAO; Tai Gang LIANG; Qing Shan LI; Armando J.L.Pombeiro

    2003-01-01

    A series of diorganotin (IV) derivatives of R2SnL2 (R = Me, Et, n-Bu, ph or Cl; L = L1 or L2) and their corresponding mixed-ligand complexes R2Sn (L1)(L2) have been prepared and the structure of trans-Me2Sn (L2) 2 was characterized by FT-IR, 1H, 13C and 119Sn NMR spectroscopies, MS, elemental analysis, melting points and X-ray diffraction. The structure-activity relationships were discussed.

  6. Magnetic properties and electronic structure of R{sub 3}T{sub 4}X{sub 4} (R: La-Nd, Gd-Er; T: Mn, Cu; X: Ge, Sn) compounds

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    Szytula, A.; Wawrzynska, E.; Penc, B.; Stuesser, N.; Tomkowicz, Z.; Zygmunt, A

    2004-03-24

    The results of magnetic and neutron diffraction studies of a new series of intermetallic compounds R{sub 3}T{sub 4}X{sub 4} (R: La-Nd, Gd-Er; T: Mn, Cu; X: Ge, Sn) are presented. These compounds crystallize in the orthorhombic Gd{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4}-type structure (space group Immm). The rare earth atoms occupy two non-equivalent crystallographic positions. All the investigated compounds are antiferromagnets. In the R{sub 3}Mn{sub 4}Sn{sub 4} series the rare earth and the manganese magnetic moments order at different temperatures: the rare earth moments order at 25 K (R: Pr) and 60 K (R: Nd), while the manganese moments order at 300 K (La), 230 K (Pr) and 210 K (Nd). The R{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4} compounds are antiferromagnets with Neel temperatures between 23 K (for Tb{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4}) and 5.9 K (for Er{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Sn{sub 4}). For Tb{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4}, Er{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4}, Ho{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Sn{sub 4} and Er{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Sn{sub 4} further phase transitions occur below the Neel temperature. The magnetic moments are localized only on the rare earth atoms. The moments located at different crystallographic sites have different values and order at different temperatures. The electronic structure of Gd{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}X{sub 4} (X: Ge, Sn) was studied by X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS). The complex character of the valence band influences the magnetic properties of these compounds.

  7. PELATIHAN LARI INTERVAL 8 X 100 M, LEBIH BAIK DARI PELATIHAN LARI INTERVAL 4 X 200 M DAN 2 X 400 M DALAM MENINGKATKAN KECEPATAN LARI 400 M SISWA SMK NEGERI 5 DENPASAR

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    Ni Ketut Ayu Juliasih

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to assess the increase of speed of the 400 m running obtained from a training of interval running of 800 m distance programmed  in three types of models and to find out which one of the three training models gave the greatest improvement of speed. The three models of training were interval sprint of 8 x 100 meters, 4 x 200 meters, and 2 x 400 meters, carried out in 4 sets, 3 times a week, for a 6 week duration. This study was an experimental study using the Randomized Pre and Post Test Group Design. The study subjects comprised 24 students of SMK Negeri 5 Denpasar, who were divided into 3 groups of 8 students each. Group 1 was assigned to 8 x 100 m run, group 2 to 4 x 200 m run, and group 3 to 2 x 400 m run training, respectively. The data were analyzed accordingly with the test of T-Paired, One-way Anova, and LSD. The result of the T-Paired test on each group before anf after training showed a significant mprovement of the running speed (p<0.05. Therefore, indicating an improvement of 400 m running speed was achieved in each group. The One-Way Anova test showed a significant difference was found among the three groups in the increase of running speed obtained after training (p<0.05. The LSD test showed there was a significant difference of the increase of running speed between Group 1 and 2, and between Group 1 and 3 (p<0.05. There was no significant difference of speed found between Group 2 and 3 (p>0.05. Therefore, the training of interval 8 x 100 meters run was more effective in increasing the running speed as compared with interval 4 x 200 meters and 2 x 400 meters run, respectively, among the students of SMK 5 Denpasar.

  8. P-T PHASE DIAGRAM AND GOLD VALENCE STATE OF NEW GOLD MIXED-VALENCE COMPLEXES, Cs2[AuIX2][AuIIIY4](X, Y = Cl, Br, I; X ¹ Y

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    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Cs2[AuIX2][AuIIIX4](X = Cl, Br, and I is well known for the perovskite-type gold mixed-valence system. This system undergoes pressure-induced and photo-induced Au valence transition from the mixed valence state of AuI,III to the single valence state of AuII. Recently, we have succeeded in synthesizing new gold mixed-valence complexes having perovskite-type structure, Cs2[AuIX2][AuIIIY4](X, Y = halogen, X ¹ Y, in organic solvent by using a new method. This hetero-halogen bridged gold mixed-valence system was confirmed by means of Raman spectroscopy. From the analysis of 197Au Mössbauer spectra, it was elucidated that the charge transfer interaction between AuI(5dx2-y2 and AuIII(5dx2-y2in the a-b plane becomes dominant for the AuI-AuIII interaction in Cs2[AuIX2][AuIIIY4] (X, Y = Cl, Br, and I in the order of X = Cl < Br < I, where Y is fixed. In order to elucidate the Au valence transition for Cs2[AuIX2][AuIIIY4], we have investigated the X-ray diffraction and Raman spectra under high pressure. Moreover, we have synthesized TlAuX3(X = Cl and Br having cubic perovskite structure and highly conducting behavior. The Au valence state in TlAuX3 is considered to be AuII at ambient pressure.

  9. Study of the electronic properties of Zn{sub 0.8–4x}Ho{sub x}O{sub y} (0.05 ≤ x ≤ 0.09) by X-ray absorption and photoemission spectroscopy

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    Ekicibil, A. [Physic Department, University of Cukurova, 01330 Adana (Turkey); Ozkendir, O.M. [Tarsus Technology Faculty, Mersin University, 33400 Tarsus (Turkey); Farha, A.H. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529 (United States); Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11566 (Egypt); Ufuktepe, Y., E-mail: ufuk@cu.edu.tr [Physic Department, University of Cukurova, 01330 Adana (Turkey)

    2015-07-15

    Highlights: • The electronic structure of Ho doped ZnO was investigated by XANES and XPS. • The electronic structure was directly influenced by the Ho concentration in the ZnO. • The crystal structure showed little/no correlation to the substitution of Ho. • The substitution of Ho causes a weaker antiferromagnetic interaction. • The blue shift in band gap is observed and discussed. - Abstract: The electronic structure of Zn{sub 0.8–4x}Ho{sub x}O{sub y} (0.05 ≤ x ≤ 0.09) was investigated using X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Samples were prepared by the solid state reaction method. Using X-ray absorption spectroscopy, the investigation of M{sub 4,5} absorption edge of Ho revealed that the electronic structure was directly influenced by the Ho concentration in the Zn{sub 0.8–4x}Ho{sub x}O{sub y} sample whereas the crystal structure properties showed little/no correlation to the substitution of Ho. The electronic structure differs substantially from those of the reference ZnO. The O K-edge spectra suggest that the combination of the Ho with ZnO enhances the effective charge of the O ions. A systematic study on the composition from lower to higher value of Ho dopant showed the blue shift in band gaps and is discussed in the view of the electronic structure of the Zn{sub 0.8–4x}Ho{sub x}O{sub y} samples. The inverse susceptibility (1/χ) against temperature curves is plotted to identify the magnetic contribution. Those curves indicate that the substitution of Ho into the ZnO compound causes a weaker antiferromagnetic (AFM) interaction.

  10. Comparison of the Giemsa C-banded karyotypes of the three subspecies of Psathyrostachys fragilis, subspp. villosus (2x), secaliformis (2x, 4x), and fragilis (2x) (Poaceae), with notes on chromosome pairing

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    Linde-Laursen, I.; Baden, C.

    1994-01-01

    The karyotypes of diploid P. fragilis subsp. villosus (2n = 2x = 14) and tetraploid subsp. secaliformis (2n = 4x = 28) were studied by Giemsa C- and N-banding, and AgNO3 staining and compared with the karyotype of subsp. fragilis (2x). The complements of subsp. villosus and subsp. fragilis were...... in chromosome morphology and C-banding patterns identified homology of all chromosomes of subsp. villosus, but for 12 pairs only in subsp. secaliformis. Between plants, reliable identification of homology and homoeology (subsp. secaliformis) was possible only for the SAT-chromosomes and the shortest...

  11. 40Gbit/s-class-λ-tunable WDM/TDM-PON using λ-selectable B-Tx and 4 x M cyclic AWG router for flexible photonic aggregation networks.

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    Nakamura, Hirotaka; Taguchi, Katsuhisa; Tamaki, Shinya; Mizuno, Takayuki; Hashizume, Yasuaki; Yamada, Takashi; Ito, Mikitaka; Takahashi, Hiroshi; Kimura, Shunji; Yoshimoto, Naoto

    2013-01-14

    This paper proposes a 40Gbit/s-class-λ-tunable WDM/TDM-PON for flexible photonic aggregation networks that achieves the aggregation of a large number of users using the DWBA algorithm without an L2-SW. It also clarifies the scalability of the proposed system in terms of the transmission distance and the number of users. A λ-switching transmission experiment was conducted using a newly developed 10Gbit/s x 4λ selectable B-Tx and 4 x 4 cyclic AWG router.

  12. Interplanetary magnetic field power spectra with frequencies from 2.4 X 10 to the -5th HZ to 470 HZ from HELIOS-observations during solar minimum conditions

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    Denskat, K. U.; Beinroth, H. J.; Neubauer, F. M.

    HELIOS-2 observations of the interplanetary vector magnetic field are used to obtain power spectral density estimates from 2.4 x 10 to the -5th Hz up to 470 Hz. The instrumentation, measuring method, and raw data analysis are briefly described, and a short summary of the algorithm used for the computation of the density estimates from flux-gate magnetometer data is given. Examples are presented of magnetic field power spectra observed at different heliocentric distances as well as the variation of the spectra in the course of a high-speed stream. The observed spectra are interpreted in terms of waves and of MHD turbulence.

  13. Aukšto pravažumo (4x4) šarvuotų taktinių automobilių rinkos tyrimas techniniu, patikimumo, taktiniu ir ekonominiu požiūriais

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    2010-01-01

    Šiame baigiamajame darbe buvo nagrinėjami aukšto pravažumo (4x4) šarvuoti taktiniai automobiliai ir jų specifika. Apžvelgti, apskaičiuoti ir palyginti automobilių rodikliai. Nagrinėjamas G. Bekker metodas automobilių mobilumui nustatyti. Naudojantis BDTM metodika apskaičiuojami automobilių mobilumo parametrai. Nagrinėjamas prioritetų skirstymo ir parinkimo (MPSP) metodas. Šio metodo pagrindu sudaroma metodika, su kuria galima palyginti su kitais ir išrinkti optimalų automobilį, atsižvelgiant ...

  14. Raman spectroscopic study of the uranyl titanate mineral holfertite Ca x U2-x Ti(O8-x OH4x ).3H2O and the lack of metamictization

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    Frost, Ray L.

    2011-01-01

    Raman spectra of the uranyl titanate mineral holfertite Ca x U2-x Ti(O8-x OH4x ).3H2O were analyzed and related to the mineral structure. Observed bands are attributed to the TiO and (UO2)2+ stretching and bending vibrations, U-OH bending vibrations, and H2O stretching and bending. The mineral holfertite is metamict, as is evidenced by the order/disorder of the mineral. Unexpectedly, the Raman spectrum of holfertite does not show any metamictization. The intensities of the UO stretching and bending modes show normal intensity and the bands are sharp.

  15. Fused Perovskite Tunnel Structures in Ba5 Fe6+x S4+x O8 (0.44≤x≤0.55) with x-Dependent Two-Stage Magnetizations.

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    Wright, Taylor; Prots, Yurii; Valldor, Martin

    2016-08-01

    Ba5 Fe6+x S4+x O8 was synthesized through a solid-state reaction, and pure powders of nominal compositions x=0.44-0.55 were obtained after being rinsed with water. The crystal structures (P4/mmm, a=10.13, c=4.03 Å) and sample purities were investigated by powder synchrotron X-ray diffraction and were found to be composed of a tunnel lattice (Ba5 Fe6 S4 O8 ), built from fused perovskite units and the tunnel filling (Fex Sx ). The variable composition, that is, the tunnel filling (x), causes partially occupied sites as well as crystallographic split positions. Ba5 Fe6+x S4+x O8 (x=0.525) is semiconducting and all investigated compositions exhibit magnetic ground states that could be described as either semi-spin-glass-like (x>0.5) or canted antiferromagnetic (xx=0.525 exhibits magnetic relaxations that are affected by ageing.

  16. Pressure tuning of structure, superconductivity, and novel magnetic order in the Ce-underdoped electron-doped cuprate T '-Pr1.3 -xLa0.7CexCuO4 (x =0.1 )

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    Guguchia, Z.; Adachi, T.; Shermadini, Z.; Ohgi, T.; Chang, J.; Bozin, E. S.; von Rohr, F.; dos Santos, A. M.; Molaison, J. J.; Boehler, R.; Koike, Y.; Wieteska, A. R.; Frandsen, B. A.; Morenzoni, E.; Amato, A.; Billinge, S. J. L.; Uemura, Y. J.; Khasanov, R.

    2017-09-01

    High-pressure neutron powder diffraction, muon-spin rotation, and magnetization studies of the structural, magnetic, and the superconducting properties of the Ce-underdoped superconducting (SC) electron-doped cuprate system with the Nd2CuO4 (the so-called T')structure T '-Pr1.3 -xLa0.7CexCuO4 with x =0.1 are reported. A strong reduction of the in-plane and out-of-plane lattice constants is observed under pressure. However, no indication of any pressure-induced phase transition from T'to the K2NiF4 (the so-called T) structure is observed up to the maximum applied pressure of p = 11 GPa. Large and nonlinear increase of the short-range magnetic order temperature Tso in T '-Pr1.3 -xLa0.7CexCuO4 (x =0.1 ) was observed under pressure. Simultaneous pressure causes a nonlinear decrease of the SC transition temperature Tc. All these experiments establish the short-range magnetic order as an intrinsic and competing phase in SC T '-Pr1.3 -xLa0.7CexCuO4 (x =0.1 ). The observed pressure effects may be interpreted in terms of the improved nesting conditions through the reduction of the in-plane and out-of-plane lattice constants upon hydrostatic pressure.

  17. Population dose estimation from a hypothetical release of 2. 4 x 10/sup 6/ curies of noble gases and 1 x 10/sup 4/ curies of /sup 131/I at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 2

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    Berger, C.D.; Lane, B.H.; Cotter, S.J.; Miller, C.W.; Glandon, S.R.

    1981-09-01

    Beginning on March 28, 1979, a sequence of events occurred at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 2 (TMINS-2) nuclear power reactor which resulted in the accidental release of approximately 2.4 x 10/sup 6/ Ci of noble gases and 13 to 15 Ci /sup 131/I. A comprehensive study of this incident has been reported by the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island. As part of this study, the Technical Assessment Task Group for the Commission addressed a series of alternative event scenarios, including the potential for a higher release of /sup 131/I. As a continuation of this task, this report presents the estimated collective dose to the population within 50 miles of TMINS-2 from a hypothetical release of 2.4 x 10/sup 6/ Ci of noble gases and 1 x 10/sup 4/ Ci /sup 131/I by the methodology of atmospheric dispersion modeling and population dose estimation through the inhalation, ingestion and immersion exposure pathways.

  18. [Effects of low molecular weight organic acids on speciation of exogenous Cu in an acid soil].

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    Huang, Guo-Yong; Fu, Qing-Ling; Zhu, Jun; Wan, Tian-Ying; Hu, Hong-Qing

    2014-08-01

    In order to ascertain the effect of LMWOA (citric acid, tartaric acid, oxalic acid) on Cu-contaminated soils and to investigate the change of Cu species, a red soil derived from quartz sandstone deposit was added by Cu (copper) in the form of CuSO4 x 5H2O so as to simulate soil Cu pollution, keeping the additional Cu concentrations were 0, 100, 200, 400 mg x kg(-1) respectively. After 9 months, different LMWOA was also added into the simulated soil, keeping the additional LMWOAs in soil were 0, 5, 10, 20 mmol x kg(-1) respectively. After 2 weeks incubation, the modified sequential extraction method on BCR (European Communities Bureau of Reference) was used to evaluate the effects of these LMWOAs on the changes of copper forms in soil. The result showed that the percentage of weak acid dissolved Cu, the most effective form in the soil increased with three organic acids increase in quantity in the simulated polluted soil. And there was a good activation effect on Cu in the soil when organic acid added. Activation effects on Cu increased with concentration of citric acid increasing, but it showed a rise trend before they are basically remained unchanged in the case of tartaric acid and oxalic acid added in the soil. On the contrary, the state of the reduction of copper which was regarded as a complement for effective state decreased with the increased concentration of organic acid in the soil, especially with citric acid. When 20 mmol x kg(-1) oxalic acid and citric acid were added into the soil, the activation effect was the best; whereas for tartaric, the concentration was 10 mmol x kg(-1). In general, the effect on the changes of Cu forms in the soil is citric acid > tartaric acid > oxalic acid.

  19. An efficient process for production and purification of hyaluronic acid from Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus.

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    Rangaswamy, Vidhya; Jain, Dharmendra

    2008-03-01

    Growth of Streptococcus zooepidemicus in a 10 l bioreactor with 50 g sucrose/l and 10 g casein hydrolysate/l gave 5-6 g hyaluronic acid/l after 24-28 h. Purification of hyaluronic acid gave a recovery of 65% with the final material having an Mr of approximately 4 x 10(6) Da with less than 0.1% protein.

  20. Identification of novel genetic determinants of erythrocyte membrane fatty acid composition among Greenlanders

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    Andersen, Mette Korre; Jørsboe, Emil; Sandholt, Camilla Helene;

    2016-01-01

    -28) and docosahexaenoic acid (rs6035106 in DTD1, 0.137% (0.025), p = 6.4x10-8), respectively. For a missense variant (rs80356779) in CPT1A, we identified a number of novel FA associations, the strongest with 11-eicosenoic acid (0.473% (0.035), p = 2.6x10-38), and for variants in FADS2 (rs174570), LPCAT3 (rs2110073...

  1. Influence of lanthanum distribution on dielectric and ferroelectric properties of BaBi{sub 4-x}La{sub x}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} ceramics

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    Khokhar, Anita [Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007 (India); Goyal, Parveen K., E-mail: goyalphy@gmail.com [Department of Physics, ARSD College, University of Delhi, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi 110 021 (India); Thakur, O.P. [Electroceramics Group, Solid State Physics Laboratory, Lucknow Road, Delhi 110 054 (India); Shukla, A.K. [Department of Physics, Amity Institute of Applied Sciences, Amity University, Noida 201301 (India); Sreenivas, K., E-mail: kondepudysreenivas@gmail.com [Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007 (India)

    2015-02-15

    Structural and electrical properties of Lanthanum substituted barium bismuth titanate BaBi{sub 4-x}La{sub x}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.50) ceramics prepared by conventional solid-state reaction method have been investigated. Raman spectra reveals the distribution of lanthanum into the perovskite layers and (Bi{sub 2}O{sub 2}){sup 2+} layers of BaBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} ceramics. Room temperature dielectric constant (ε′) increases and considerable reduction in the low frequency (10{sup −2} to 10 Hz) dielectric losses and in dc conductivity (σ{sub dc}) are seen with lanthanum substitution. A critical La content of x ∼0.20 in BaBi{sub 4-x}La{sub x}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} exhibits a well-defined relaxor behavior as seen from the temperature and frequency dependence of the dielectric parameters ε′(T) and ε″(T). The dielectric data fit well to the modified Curie–Weiss law and the Lorentz-type relation and show increasing diffuseness in the phase transition with increasing La content. The temperature dependence of the characteristic relaxation time obtained from the Cole–Cole model shows a good fit to the non-linear Vogel–Fulcher relation. Improvements in the remnant polarization and a stable piezoelectric charge coefficient are seen up to a La content of x ∼0.20. The observed increase in dielectric loss and σ{sub dc} in addition to the diminished ferroelectric/piezoelectric properties for higher La content are explained in terms of changing oxygen vacancy concentration and structural relaxation due to the preferential incorporation of La into the (Bi{sub 2}O{sub 2}){sup 2+} layers as evidenced through the Raman spectroscopy. - Highlights: • La distribution in BaBi{sub 4-x}La{sub x}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} ceramics is analyzed through Raman spectroscopy. • Low and a nearly constant loss over wide frequency range (10{sup −2}–10{sup 7} Hz) obtained. • Critical La content x = 0.2 identified for high resistivity and ideal relaxor

  2. In contrast to conventional inactivated influenza vaccines, 4xM2e.HSP70c fusion protein fully protected mice against lethal dose of H1, H3 and H9 influenza A isolates circulating in Iran

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    Ebrahimi, Seyyed Mahmoud, E-mail: smebrahimi@shirazu.ac.ir [Applied Biotechnology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 14155-3651,Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Research Center of Virus and Vaccine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Science, P.O.Box 14155-3651, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Dabaghian, Mehran [Department of Pathobiology, University of Tehran, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 14155-6453, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Tebianian, Majid [Department of Biotechnology, Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute (RVSRI), P.O. Box 31975/148, Karaj, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Zabeh Jazi, Mohammad Hossein [Department of Pathobiology, University of Tehran, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 14155-6453, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-08-15

    Ideal vaccines against influenza viruses should elicit not only a humoral response, but also a cellular response. Mycobacterium tuberculosis HSP70 (mHSP70) have been found to promote immunogenic APCs function, elicit a strong cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response, and prevent the induction of tolerance. Moreover, it showed linkage of antigens to the C-terminus of mHSP70 (mHSP70c) can represent them as vaccines resulted in more potent, protective antigen specific responses in the absence of adjuvants or complex formulations. Hence, recombinant fusion protein comprising C-terminus of mHSP70 genetically fused to four tandem repeats of the ectodomain of the conserved influenza matrix protein M2 (M2e) was expressed in Escherichia coli, purified under denaturing condition, refolding, and then confirmed by SDS-PAGE, respectively. The recombinant fusion protein, 4xM2e.HSP70c, retained its immunogenicity and displayed the protective epitope of M2e by ELISA and FITC assays. A prime-boost administration of 4xM2e.HSP70c formulated in F105 buffer by intramuscular route in mice (Balb/C) provided full protection against lethal dose of mouse-adapted H1N1, H3N2, or H9N2 influenza A isolates from Iran compared to 0-33.34% survival rate of challenged unimmunized and immunized mice with the currently in use conventional vaccines designated as control groups. However, protection induced by immunization with 4xM2e.HSP70c failed to prevent weight loss in challenged mice; they experienced significantly lower weight loss, clinical symptoms and higher lung viral clearance in comparison with protective effects of conventional influenza vaccines in challenged mice. These data demonstrate that C-terminal domain of mHSP70 can be a superior candidate to deliver the adjuvant function in M2e-based influenza A vaccine in order to provide significant protection against multiple influenza A virus strains.

  3. Effect of high doses of L-ascorbic acid on the antioxidative/oxidative state in the rats

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    Niemiec, T.; Sawosz, E.; Chwalibog, André

    2005-01-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the effects of mega-doses of vitamin C (0.3, 0.6 and 0.9% of diet) as a dietary supplement for rats on selected indices of the antioxidative/oxidative state in 40 growing Wistar rats (4x10). It was found that L-ascorbic acid and Total Antioxidative State...

  4. Preparation of the Solid Electrolytes Li4+xAlxSi1-xO4-y Al2O3 by the Sol-Gel Method and Study of Their Ionic Conductivity

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    CHEN,Ru-Fen(陈汝芬); SONG,Xiu-Qin(宋秀芹)

    2002-01-01

    The Li4+xAlxSi1- xO4-yAl2O3(x =0 to 0.5, y =0 to 0.5) ion conductors were prepared by the Sol-Gel method and examined in detail. The powder and sintered samples were characterized by TG-DTA, XRD, SEM, and AC impedance techniques. The experimental results show that the conductivity and sinterability increase with the amount of excess Al2O3 in the silicate. The particle size of the powder samples is about 0. 13 μm. The maximum conductivity at 18 ℃ is 3.057 × 10-5 s/cm for Li4.4Al0.4Si0.6O4-0.3 Al2O3.

  5. Magnetocrystalline interactions and oxidation state determination of Mn{sub (2−x)}V{sub (1+x)}O{sub 4} (x=0, 1/3 and 1) magnetorresistive spinel family

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    Pomiro, F. [INFIQC-CONICET, Departamento de Fisicoquímica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Ciudad Universitaria, 5000 Córdoba (Argentina); Ceppi, S. [IFEG-CONICET and Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía y Física, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Ciudad Universitaria, 5000 Córdoba (Argentina); De Paoli, J.M. [INFIQC-CONICET, Departamento de Fisicoquímica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Ciudad Universitaria, 5000 Córdoba (Argentina); Sánchez, R.D. [Centro Atómico Bariloche, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica e Instituto Balseiro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, 8400 San Carlos de Bariloche (RN) (Argentina); Mesquita, A. [Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas, Universidade Estadual Paulista, 13506-900 Rio Claro, São Pablo (Brazil); Tirao, G., E-mail: gtirao@famaf.unc.edu.ar [IFEG-CONICET and Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía y Física, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Ciudad Universitaria, 5000 Córdoba (Argentina); and others

    2013-09-15

    Oxidation states of transition metal cations in spinels-type oxides are sometimes extremely difficult to determine by conventional spectroscopic methods. One of the most complex cases occurs when there are different cations, each one with several possible oxidation states, as in the case of the magnetoresistant Mn{sub (2−x)}V{sub (1+x)}O{sub 4} (x=0, 1/3 and 1) spinel-type family. In this contribution we describe the determination of the oxidation state of manganese and vanadium in Mn{sub (2−x)}V{sub (1+x)}O{sub 4} (x=0, 1/3,1) spinel-type compounds by analyzing XANES and high-resolution Kβ X-ray fluorescence spectra. The ionic models found are Mn{sup 2+}{sub 2}V{sup 4+}O{sub 4}, Mn{sup 2+}{sub 5/3}V{sup 3.5+}{sub 4/3}O{sub 4} and Mn{sup 2+}V{sup 3+}{sub 2}O{sub 4}. Combination of the present results with previous data provided a reliable cation distribution model. For these spinels, single magnetic electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) lines are observed at 480 K showing the interaction among the different magnetic ions. The analysis of the EPR parameters show that g-values and relative intensities are highly influenced by the concentration and the high-spin state of Mn{sup 2+}. EPR broadening linewidth is explained in terms of the bottleneck effect, which is due to the presence of the fast relaxing V{sup 3+} ion instead of the weak Mn{sup 2+} (S state) coupled to the lattice. The EPR results, at high temperature, are well explained assuming the oxidation states of the magnetic ions obtained by the other spectroscopic techniques. - Graphical abstract: View of the crystallographic structure of a spinel. It shows as an example one of the models of ion distribution determined for the spinels Mn{sub (2−x)}V{sub (1+x)}O{sub 4} (x=0, 1/3,1). Display Omitted - Highlights: • Determination of oxidation state of the metallic ions in Mn{sub (2−x)}V{sub (1+x)}O{sub 4} (x=0,1/3,1) by XAS and XES techniques. • The ionic models found are Mn{sup 2+}{sub 2}V{sup 4+}O

  6. Negative oxygen isotope effect on the static spin stripe order in superconducting La(2-x)Ba(x)CuO(4) (x=1/8) observed by muon-spin rotation.

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    Guguchia, Z; Khasanov, R; Bendele, M; Pomjakushina, E; Conder, K; Shengelaya, A; Keller, H

    2014-08-01

    Large negative oxygen-isotope (^{16}O and ^{18}O) effects (OIEs) on the static spin-stripe-ordering temperature T_{so} and the magnetic volume fraction V_{m} were observed in La_{2-x}Ba_{x}CuO_{4}(x=1/8) by means of muon-spin-rotation experiments. The corresponding OIE exponents were found to be α_{T_{so}}=-0.57(6) and α_{V_{m}}=-0.71(9), which are sign reversed to α_{T_{c}}=0.46(6) measured for the superconducting transition temperature T_{c}. This indicates that the electron-lattice interaction is involved in the stripe formation and plays an important role in the competition between bulk superconductivity and static stripe order in the cuprates.

  7. Representations by $x_1^2+2x_2^2+x_3^2+x_4^2+x_1x_3+x_1x_4+x_2x_4$

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    Eum, Ick Sun; Shin, Dong Hwa; Yoon, Dong Sung

    2011-01-01

    Let $r_Q(n)$ be the representation number of a nonnegative integer $n$ by the quaternary quadratic form $Q=x_1^2+2x_2^2+x_3^2+x_4^2+x_1x_3+x_1x_4+x_2x_4$. We prove the identity $r_Q(p^2n)=r_Q(p^2)r_Q(n)/r_Q(1)$ for any prime $p$ different from 13 and any positive integer $n$ prime to $p$, which was conjectured in [Eum et al, A modularity criterion for Klein forms, with an application to modular forms of level 13, J. Math. Anal. Appl. 375 (2011), 28--41]. We explicitly determine $r_Q(n^2)$ for any positive integer $n$, too.

  8. Structural and electromagnetic characteristics of perovskites in La1–c–xSrc+xMn1–xMe4+xO3 systems (Me=Ge, Ti

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    Karpasyuk V.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Experimental data are shown for the influence of substituting quadrivalent ions on the concentration phase transitions “rhombohedral-orthorhombic structure” and “semiconductor-metal” in ceramic manganites of specifically designed system La3+1–c–xSr2+c+xMn3+1–c–xMn4+cMe4+xO3 (c=0.15, 0.17, 0.19; 0.025≤x≤0.125. Regularities in the concentration dependences of unit cell volume, saturation magnetization, Curie point, and resistivity were established. Ge-substituted manganites had essentially higher values of magnetization and Curie temperature than analogous compositions with Ti. The approach to the interpretation of experimental results is discussed in terms of electron configurations and ionic radii of substituents taking into account oxygen nonstoichiometry and cation vacancies.

  9. Thermodynamic study of binary mixture of x{sub 1}[C{sub 6}mim][BF{sub 4}] + x{sub 2}1-propanol: Measurements and molecular modeling

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    Kermanpour, F., E-mail: kermanpour@basu.ac.ir [Faculty of Chemistry, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan 65178-38695 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Sharifi, T. [Faculty of Chemistry, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan 65178-38695 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-01-10

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Densities and viscosities for binary mixture of {l_brace}x{sub 1}[C{sub 6}mim][BF{sub 4}] + x{sub 2}1-propanol{r_brace} were measured at different temperatures. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The excess molar functions were calculated from the obtained experimental data. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer These data were correlated with the Redlich-Kister equation and PFP model to obtain the coefficients and standard deviations. - Abstract: Densities, {rho}, and viscosities, {eta}, of pure 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazoliumtetrafluoro borate ([C{sub 6}mim][BF{sub 4}]) and 1-propanol, and their binary mixture {l_brace}x{sub 1}[C{sub 6}mim][BF{sub 4}] + x{sub 2}1-propanol{r_brace} were measured at atmospheric pressure and in the temperature range of 293.15-333.15 K. The excess molar volumes, V{sub m}{sup E}, thermal expansion coefficients, {alpha}, and their excess values, {alpha}{sup E}, isothermal coefficient of excess molar enthalpy, ({partial_derivative}H{sub m}{sup E}/{partial_derivative}p){sub T,x} and excess viscosities, {eta}{sup E}, were calculated from the experimental values of densities and viscosities. The excess molar volumes of the binary mixture are negative over the entire mole fraction range and increase with increasing temperature. Excess viscosities are negative over the entire mole fraction range of the mixture and decrease with increasing temperature. The obtained excess molar volumes and excess viscosities were correlated with the Redlich-Kister equation. The experimental results have also been used to examine the applicability of Prigogine-Flory-Patterson (PFP) theory in predicting the excess molar volume of the binary mixture. It is indicated that agreement between excess molar volumes calculated via PFP theory and the experimental results is good in all temperatures.

  10. Mitochondrial dysfunction enhances cisplatin resistance in human gastric cancer cells via the ROS-activated GCN2-eIF2α-ATF4-xCT pathway

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    Wang, Sheng-Fan; Chen, Meng-Shian; Chou, Yueh-Ching; Ueng, Yune-Fang; Yin, Pen-Hui; Yeh, Tien-Shun; Lee, Hsin-Chen

    2016-01-01

    Mitochondrial DNA mutations and defects in mitochondrial enzymes have been identified in gastric cancers, and they might contribute to cancer progression. In previous studies, mitochondrial dysfunction was induced by oligomycin-enhanced chemoresistance to cisplatin. Herein, we dissected the regulatory mechanism for mitochondrial dysfunction-enhanced cisplatin resistance in human gastric cancer cells. Repeated cisplatin treatment-induced cisplatin-resistant cells exhibited high SLC7A11 (xCT) expression, and xCT inhibitors (sulfasalazine or erastin), xCT siRNA, or a GSH synthesis inhibitor (buthionine sulphoximine, BSO) could sensitize these cells to cisplatin. Clinically, the high expression of xCT was associated with a poorer prognosis for gastric cancer patients under adjuvant chemotherapy. Moreover, we found that mitochondrial dysfunction enhanced cisplatin resistance and up-regulated xCT expression, as well as intracellular glutathione (GSH). The xCT inhibitors, siRNA against xCT or BSO decreased mitochondrial dysfunction-enhanced cisplatin resistance. We further demonstrated that the upregulation of the eIF2α-ATF4 pathway contributed to mitochondrial dysfunction-induced xCT expression, and activated eIF2α kinase GCN2, but not PERK, stimulated the eIF2α-ATF4-xCT pathway in response to mitochondrial dysfunction-increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels. In conclusion, our results suggested that the ROS-activated GCN2-eIF2α-ATF4-xCT pathway might contribute to mitochondrial dysfunction-enhanced cisplatin resistance and could be a potential target for gastric cancer therapy. PMID:27708226

  11. Group IB Organometallic Chemistry XXXI. Synthesis and characterization of tetranuclear Me2N- and Me2NCH2-substituted diarylpropenylcopper-copper anion compounds (Vi2Cu4X2) containing bridging propenyl ligands. Isolation of a thermally stable mixed diarylpropenyl/arylcopper compound (Vi2Cu4Ar2)

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    Koten, G. van; Hoedt, R.W.M. ten; Noltes, J.G.

    1979-01-01

    Thermally stable 1, 2-diarylpropenylcopper compounds (ViCu{2}X){n} (Vi = (2-Me{2}NC{6}H{4})C@?C(Me)(C{6}H{4}Me-4), X = Br (n = 2) or OTf2OTf = trifluoromethanesulphonate = triflate. and Vi = (2-Me{2}NCH{2}C{6}H{4})C@?C(Me)(C{6}H{4}Me-4), X = Br (n = 2)) have been prepared by reaction of configuratio

  12. Valproic Acid

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    ... acid is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by increasing the amount of a ... older (about 1 in 500 people) who took anticonvulsants such as valproic acid to treat various conditions ...

  13. Amino acids

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002222.htm Amino acids To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins . ...

  14. Obeticholic Acid

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    Obeticholic acid is used alone or in combination with ursodiol (Actigall, Urso) to treat primary biliary cholangitis (PBC; a ... were not treated successfully with ursodiol alone. Obeticholic acid is in a class of medications called farnesoid ...

  15. Ascorbic Acid

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    Ascorbic acid is used to prevent and treat scurvy, a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C in ... Ascorbic acid comes in extended-release (long-acting) capsules and tablets, lozenges, syrup, chewable tablets, and liquid drops to ...

  16. Mefenamic Acid

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    Mefenamic acid is used to relieve mild to moderate pain, including menstrual pain (pain that happens before or during a menstrual period). Mefenamic acid is in a class of medications called NSAIDs. ...

  17. Acid mucopolysaccharides

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003368.htm Acid mucopolysaccharides To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Acid mucopolysaccharides is a test that measures the amount ...

  18. Ethacrynic Acid

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    Ethacrynic acid, a 'water pill,' is used to treat swelling and fluid retention caused by various medical problems. It ... Ethacrynic acid comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once or twice a day ...

  19. Aminocaproic Acid

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    Aminocaproic acid is used to control bleeding that occurs when blood clots are broken down too quickly. This type ... the baby is ready to be born). Aminocaproic acid is also used to control bleeding in the ...

  20. Aspartic acid

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    ... body work. It plays a role in: Hormone production and release Normal nervous system function Plant sources of aspartic acid include: avocado, asparagus, and molasses. Animal sources of aspartic acid include: ...

  1. Inhibition of Clostridium botulinum 52A toxicity and protease activity by sodium acid pyrophosphate in media systems.

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    Wagner, M.K.; Busta, F. F.

    1985-01-01

    The effects of two pH levels (5.55 or 5.85) in combination with 0.4% sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP), NaH2PO4 X H2O, Na2HPO4 X 7H2O, or NaCl on the growth and toxicity of Clostridium botulinum 52A were studied. Absorbancy measurements at 630 nm, microscopic observations, and the mouse bioassay procedure were used to observe the effects. At pH 5.55 and 5.85 most control cultures exhibited toxicity when cell lysis began. Vegetative cell development was normal (4 micron long; 1 micron wide). SA...

  2. Fatty acids - trans fatty acids

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    The data supporting a negative effect of dietary trans fatty acids on cardiovascular disease risk is consistent. The primary dietary sources of trans fatty acids include partially hydrogenated fat and rudiment fat. The adverse effect of trans fatty acids on plasma lipoprotein profiles is consisten...

  3. Large First Hyperpolarizabilities in Push-Pull Polyenes by Tuning of the Bond Length Alternation and Aromaticity

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    Marder, Seth R.; Cheng, Lap-Tak; Tiemann, Bruce G.; Friedli, Andrienne C.; Blanchard-Desce, Mireille; Perry, Joseph W.; Skindhoj, Jorgen

    1994-01-01

    Conjugated organic compounds with 3-phenyl-5-isoxazolone or N,N'-diethylthiobarbituric acid acceptors have large first molecular hyperpolarizabilities (β) in comparison with compounds with 4-nitrophenyl acceptors. For example, julolidinyl-(CH=CH)_3-CH=N,N'-diethylthiobarbituric acid, which has 12 atoms between the donor and acceptor, has a β(0) of 911 x 10-30 electrostatic units, whereas (CH_3)_2NC_6H_4-(CH=CH)_4-C_6H_4NO_2, with 16 atoms between its donor and acceptor, has a β(0) of 133 x 10-30 electrostatic units. The design strategies demonstrated here have resulted in chromophores that when incorporated into poled-polymer electrooptic modulators exhibited significant enhancements in electrooptic coefficients relative to polymers containing the commonly used dye Disperse Red-1. Poled polymer devices based on these or related chromophores may ultimately lead to high-speed electrooptic switching elements with low drive-power requirements, suitable for telecommunications applications.

  4. New methods for the preparation and dielectric properties of La{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} (x = 1/8) ceramic

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    Chupakhina, T.I., E-mail: chupakhina@ihim.uran.ru [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, UB RAS, 91, Pervomaiskaya str., Ekaterinburg 620990 (Russian Federation); Kadyrova, N.I. [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, UB RAS, 91, Pervomaiskaya str., Ekaterinburg 620990 (Russian Federation); Melnikova, N.V. [Ural Federal University, 19, Mira str., Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Gyrdasova, O.I. [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, UB RAS, 91, Pervomaiskaya str., Ekaterinburg 620990 (Russian Federation); Yakovleva, E.A. [Ural Federal University, 19, Mira str., Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Zainulin, Yu.G. [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, UB RAS, 91, Pervomaiskaya str., Ekaterinburg 620990 (Russian Federation)

    2016-05-15

    Highlights: • A new fuel in solution combustion synthesis of fine powder La{sub 15/8}Sr{sub 1/8}NiO{sub 4}. • Changes in the morphology of the ceramic La{sub 15/8}Sr{sub 1/8}NiO{sub 4} after thermobaric treatment. • Changes in structural parameters of the La{sub 15/8}Sr{sub 1/8}NiO{sub 4} after thermobaric treatment. • Increase of the dielectric constant of the thermobaric treated ceramic La{sub 15/8}Sr{sub 1/8}NiO{sub 4}. • Using of dielectric modulus and impedance formalisms, of equivalent circuits method. - Abstract: The perovskite-type oxide La{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} (x = 1/8) was prepared by a new precursor route. The reaction proceeds in the self-ignition mode. Single-phase powder and gas-tight ceramic samples can be produced by single annealing of decomposition products. It was shown that as a result of thermobaric treatment of La{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} (x = 1/8) the solid solution La{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} with a higher concentration of strontium and the second phase La{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 7} are formed. Short-term (5 min) thermobaric treatment (P = 2.5 GPa) at t° = 900 °C changes the unit cell parameters, but is not accompanied by structural transitions. At the same time, morphological restructuring of the sample occurs—the agglomerates delaminate into thin plates crystals. It was established that the permittivity of the material exposed to thermobaric treatment is much higher compared to that of the sample annealed at atmospheric pressure and virtually does not depend on frequency in a wide temperature range.

  5. Theoretical estimates of the anapole magnetizabilities of C{sub 4}H{sub 4}X{sub 2} cyclic molecules for X=O, S, Se, and Te

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    Pagola, G. I.; Ferraro, M. B. [Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, and IFIBA, CONICET, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Pab. I, (1428) Buenos Aires (Argentina); Provasi, P. F. [Departamento de Física, Northeastern University, Av. Libertad 5500, W3400 AAS, Corrientes (Argentina); Pelloni, S.; Lazzeretti, P., E-mail: lazzeret@unimo.it [Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, via G. Campi 183, 41100 Modena (Italy)

    2014-09-07

    Calculations have been carried out for C{sub 4}H{sub 4}X{sub 2} cyclic molecules, with X=O, S, Se, and Te, characterized by the presence of magnetic-field induced toroidal electron currents and associated orbital anapole moments. The orbital anapole induced by a static nonuniform magnetic field B, with uniform curl C=∇×B, is rationalized via a second-rank anapole magnetizability tensor a{sub αβ}, defined as minus the second derivative of the second-order interaction energy with respect to the components C{sub α} and B{sub β}. The average anapole magnetizability a{sup ¯} equals −χ{sup ¯}, the pseudoscalar obtained by spatial averaging of the dipole-quadrupole magnetizability χ{sub α,βγ}. It has different sign for D and L enantiomeric systems and can therefore be used for chiral discrimination. Therefore, in an isotropic chiral medium, a homogeneous magnetic field induces an electronic anapole A{sub α}, having the same magnitude, but opposite sign, for two enantiomorphs.

  6. Manipulation of polar order in the "empty" tetragonal tungsten bronzes: Ba4-xSrxDy0.67□1.33Nb10O30, x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3

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    Gardner, Jonathan; Morrison, Finlay D.

    2016-08-01

    A series of "empty" tetragonal tungsten bronze (TTB) ferroelectrics, Ba4-xSrxDy0.67□1.33Nb10O30 (x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3; □ = vacancy), is reported. With increasing x the unit cell contracts in both the ab plane and c-axis; x ≤ 1 compounds are normal ferroelectrics (FE) with decreasing TC as x increases, while x ≥ 2 are relaxor ferroelectrics (RFE) with associated frequency dependent permittivity peaks and with similar Tm and Tf (Vogel-Fulcher freezing temperatures) values. This observation is rationalised by differing cation occupancies: for x ≤ 1, Sr2+ principally occupies the A2-site (co-occupied by Ba2+ with the A1-site occupied by Dy3+ and vacancies); for x ≥ 2 significant Sr A1-site occupation leads to the observed RFE characteristics. This FE to RFE crossover is consistent with a previously proposed TTB crystal chemical framework where both a decrease in average A-site size and concurrent increase in A1-site tolerance factor (tA1) favour destabilization of long range polar order and relaxor behaviour. The effect of increasing tA1 as a result of Sr occupancy at the A1 site is dominant in the compounds reported here.

  7. Impact of nickel substitution on the structural and conduction behaviour of YBaCo{sub 4-x}Ni{sub x}O{sub 7} (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.3) cobaltites

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    Bhat, Masroor Ahmad; Modi, Anchit; Gaur, N.K. [Barkatullah University, Department of Physics, Bhopal (India); Bhattacharya, Shovit [Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Technical Physics Division, Mumbai (India); Kurchania, Rajnish [Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Department of Physics, Bhopal (India)

    2016-10-15

    A systematic series of polycrystalline compounds of YBaCo{sub 4-x}Ni{sub x}O{sub 7} (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.3) have been synthesized by conventional solid-state reaction technique in order to scrutinize comprehensively the effect of Ni substitution on structural, micro-structural and electrical transport properties. X-ray diffraction patterns recorded at room temperature illustrate the structural phase transition with Ni from hexagonal (P6{sub 3}mc) phase symmetry to trigonal (P31c) phase symmetry. The grain morphology observed via scanning electron microscopy indicates the decrease in grain size with increasing Ni percentage. The EDS analysis indicates that Ni is distributed randomly on Co sites also supports the change in crystal structure. The calculated electrical resistivity revealed the semiconducting nature of all compound with and without magnetic field. The resistivity data supported by using Mott's variable range hopping (VRH) model to calculate the hopping distance (R{sub h}), hopping energy (E{sub h}) and density of states at Fermi level N(E{sub F}). Moreover, resistivity data are well fitted with small polaron hopping (SPH) model to investigate the conduction behaviour in the system. Thus, conduction mechanism carried out electronically induced structural phase changes involves in Ni-O-Ni and Ni-O-Co bond angles and bond lengths. (orig.)

  8. Microstructure and Microwave Dielectric Properties of (1- x)MgAl2O4- x(Ca0.8Sr0.2)TiO3 Ceramics

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    Huang, Yafei; Yu, Jun; Shen, Chunying; Tang, Mingliang

    2016-10-01

    The microwave dielectric properties of the (1- x)MgAl2O4- x(Ca0.8Sr0.2)TiO3 ( x = 0.02 to 0.10) ceramic system synthesized by the traditional solid-state reaction method have been investigated. Spinel-structured MgAl2O4 was present together with perovskite-structured (Ca0.8Sr0.2)TiO3, and this multiphase system was verified by x-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy spectrum analyses throughout the whole compositional range. With increasing x, the temperature coefficient of resonant frequency ( τ f) and permittivity ( ɛ r) gradually increased. Consequently, near-zero τ f could be obtained for samples with x = 0.08. Excellent microwave dielectric properties with relative permittivity ( ɛ r) of 10.92, quality factor ( Q × f) of 52,563 GHz (at 12.9 GHz), and temperature coefficient of resonant frequency ( τ f) of -5.6 ppm/°C were obtained for 0.92MgAl2O4-0.08(Ca0.8Sr0.2)TiO3 composite sintered at 1440°C for 3 h, making this material a promising candidate for use in global communication satellites and radar detectors.

  9. ''114''-type nitrides LnAl(Si{sub 4-x}Al{sub x})N{sub 7}O{sub δ} with unusual [AlN{sub 6}] octahedral coordination

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    Huang, Saifang; Ouyang, Xin [School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing (China); Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland (New Zealand); Huang, Zhaohui; Fang, Minghao; Liu, Yan-gai [School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing (China); Cao, Peng; Gao, Wei [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland (New Zealand); Zujovic, Zoran; Soehnel, Tilo [School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland (New Zealand); Price, Jason R. [Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, VIC (Australia); Avdeev, Maxim [Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, NSW (Australia); Que, Meidan [School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Xi' an Jiaotong University (China); Suzuki, Furitsu; Kido, Tsuyoshi; Kaji, Hironori [Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University (Japan)

    2017-03-27

    Aluminum-nitrogen six-fold octahedral coordination, [AlN{sub 6}], is unusual and has only been seen in the high-pressure rocksalt-type aluminum nitride or some complex compounds. Herein we report novel nitrides LnAl(Si{sub 4-x}Al{sub x})N{sub 7}O{sub δ} (Ln=La, Sm), the first inorganic compounds with [AlN{sub 6}] coordination prepared via non-high-pressure synthesis. Structure refinements of neutron powder diffraction and single-crystal X-ray diffraction data show that these compounds crystallize in the hexagonal Swedenborgite structure type with P6{sub 3}mc symmetry where Ln and Al atoms locate in anticuboctahedral and octahedral interstitials, respectively, between the triangular and Kagome layers of [SiN{sub 4}] tetrahedra. Solid-state NMR data of high-purity La-114 powders confirm the unusual [AlN{sub 6}] coordination. These compounds are the first examples of the ''33-114'' sub-type in the ''114'' family. The additional site for over-stoichiometric oxygen in the structure of 114-type compounds was also identified. (copyright 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  10. Electrical properties of Cu{sub 2}Zn(Sn{sub 1−x}Si{sub x})S{sub 4} (x = 0.1, x = 0.4) compounds for absorber materials in solar-cells

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    Hamdi, M., E-mail: hamdymed@gmail.com [Laboratoire de l’état solide, Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, Université de Sfax, B.P. 1171, 3000 Sfax (Tunisia); Institut des matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Université de Nantes – CNRS, 2 rue de la Houssiniere, B.P. 32229, Nantes cedex 03 44322 (France); Chrif, B. [Laboratoire de Physiques des Matériaux et Nanomatériaux appliqués à l’environnement, Faculté des Sciences de Gabés, 6072 Gabés (Tunisia); Lafond, A. [Institut des matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Université de Nantes – CNRS, 2 rue de la Houssiniere, B.P. 32229, Nantes cedex 03 44322 (France); Louati, B. [Laboratoire de l’état solide, Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, Université de Sfax, B.P. 1171, 3000 Sfax (Tunisia); Guillot-Deudon, C. [Institut des matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Université de Nantes – CNRS, 2 rue de la Houssiniere, B.P. 32229, Nantes cedex 03 44322 (France); Hlel, F. [Laboratoire de l’état solide, Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, Université de Sfax, B.P. 1171, 3000 Sfax (Tunisia)

    2015-09-15

    Graphical abstract: Frequency dependence of Z′ and Z″ and equivalent circuit model. - Highlights: • An equivalent circuit model is proposed for both compounds. • The electrical conductivities are dominated by band conduction and NNH. • The conductivities are dominated by “variable range hopping” mechanism. • In both materials, the ac conductivity is dominated by CBH and NSPT mechanisms. - Abstract: The electrical properties of two compounds Cu{sub 2}Zn(Sn{sub 1−x}Si{sub x})S{sub 4} (x = 0.1, x = 0.4) derived from the family of Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} and Cu{sub 2}ZnSiS{sub 4} have been prepared via a ceramic route, were investigated by conductivity measurements in a temperature range of 80–300 K. Structural characterizations of the materials were performed by powder X-ray diffraction. It was found that at high temperatures (160–300 K), in the studied range, the electrical conductivity was dominated by band conduction and nearest-neighbor hopping (NNH). However, Mott law with the variable range hopping (VRH) mechanism is predominant in the low temperature region (80–160 K). Characteristic parameters describing conductivity, such as the characteristic temperature (T{sub 0}), hopping distance, average hopping energy, localization length and density of states were determined, and their values were discussed. These results are critical for understanding the behavior of solar cells based on polycrystalline CZTSiS absorber layers.

  11. Structural and Electrochemical Investigation of Li1.02Mn1.92Al0.02Fe0.02Cr0.02O4 - x Fx (x=0, 0.08 Synthesized by Solid-State Method

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available To improve the cycle performance of spinel LiMn2O4 as the cathode of 4-V-class lithium secondary batteries, spinel phases Li1.02Mn1.92Al0.02Fe0.02Cr0.02O4 - xFx (x=0, 0.08 have been successfully prepared by a conventional solid-state method. The structure and physicochemical properties of this as-prepared powder were investigated by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS, and galvanostatic charge-discharge test in detail. The results reveal that the multiple doping spinel Li1.02Mn1.92Al0.02Fe0.02Cr0.02O4F0.08 have better electrochemical performance than the undoped or only metal-element doped material, which may be contributed to the multiple cation and anion doping to lead to a more stable spinel framework with good capacity retention rate.

  12. High-field magnetization of a two-dimensional spin frustration system, Ni{sub 5}(TeO{sub 3}){sub 4}X{sub 2} (X = Br, Cl)

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    Her, J L; Matsuda, Y H; Suga, K; Kindo, K; Takeyama, S [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo (Japan); Berger, H [Institutes of Physics of Complex Matter, EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland); Yang, H D [Department of Physics, Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (China)

    2009-10-28

    The high-field magnetization, M(H), of Ni{sub 5}(TeO{sub 3}){sub 4}X{sub 2} (X = Br, Cl) was measured by using a pulse magnet. These compounds have a two-dimensional crystal structure and a distorted Kagome spin frustrated system which is built from the Ni{sup 2+} ions (S = 1). The Neel transition temperatures are T{sub N}approx28 and 23 K for X = Br and Cl, respectively. When TT{sub N}, the field-dependent magnetization curves behave like a monotonically increasing straight line up to 55 T. The H{sub c} value is close to those obtained in previous spin resonance studies in which a model of a spin-flop scenario was proposed to explain the field-dependent resonance spectra. With the earlier model a further transition at around 23 T was predicted; however, our observations did not show any plateau behaviors, saturation or other anomalies up to 55 T, suggesting that the further transition possibly exists in a much higher field region.

  13. Non-stoichiometric cobalt ferrite, Co{sub x}Fe{sub 3−x}O{sub 4} (x=1.0 to 2.0): Structural, magnetic and magnetoelastic properties

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    Nlebedim, I.C., E-mail: nlebedim@iastate.edu [Ames Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Moses, A.J. [Wolfson Centre for Magnetics, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF 243AA (United Kingdom); Jiles, D.C. [Ames Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States)

    2013-10-15

    This work discusses the changes in the structural, magnetic and magnetoelastic properties of Co{sub x}Fe{sub 3−x}O{sub 4} (x=1.0 to 2.0) due to variations in cation concentration and the presence of a secondary Co{sub 1−y}Fe{sub y}O phase. Non-stoichiometric cobalt ferrite samples used in this study were prepared via the ceramic method. Samples with x>1 possess two phases; a secondary rock salt Co{sub 1−y}Fe{sub y}O phase and a spinel cobalt ferrite phase with varying cation concentration. The sample x=1 has only the spinel phase. Increase in Co concentration resulted in a decrease in magnetization but an increase in coercivity. Magnetostrictive properties and magnetocrystalline anisotropy were also affected by deviation from stoichiometric composition. Results are discussed on the basis of the coexistence of Co{sup 3+}, Co{sup 2+} and Fe{sup 3+} in the spinel lattice of the samples and the influence of the secondary Co{sub 1−y}Fe{sub y}O phase on the overall properties.

  14. Exchange bias in non-collinear spin-spiral system Co(Cr{sub 1−x}Co{sub x}){sub 2}O{sub 4}(x=0.0–0.1)

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    Padam, R.; Ravi, S. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039 (India); Ramakrishnan, S.; Grover, A.K. [Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 400005 (India); Pal, D., E-mail: dpal@iitg.ac.in [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039 (India)

    2014-12-15

    We report structural and magnetic properties of Co(Cr{sub 1−x}Co{sub x}){sub 2}O{sub 4}(x=0.0–0.1). The thermal hysteresis has been observed both across magnetostructural transition (T{sub S}) and lock-in transition (T{sub L}). We observe noticeable Exchange bias (EB) only below the lock-in transition, T{sub L}. The value of coercivity also shows the dramatical increase below T{sub L}. These results have been discussed in the context of incommensurate to commensurate non-collinear spin-spiral transitions across T{sub L}. - Highlights: • Observation of the exchange bias below lock-in transition (T{sub L}) in Co(Cr{sub 1−x}Co{sub x}){sub 2}O{sub 4}. • Enhancement of exchange bias by “Co” substitution. • Observation of possible correlation between the non-collinear spin-spirals, exchange bias and coercivity in Co(Cr{sub 1−x}Co{sub x}){sub 2}O{sub 4}.

  15. Smart PCTV program based on touch-screen of Android 4.X%基于ANDROID4.X触摸功能的智能电视电脑一体机方案

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    康瑞锋

    2013-01-01

    随着智能数字云电视和个人PC进入每个家庭,触摸屏输入功能的设备也取代了传统的键盘鼠标,而支持ANDROID4.X触摸功能的智能电视电脑一体机也会作为新一代典型的物联网应用而进入千家万户。为此,文中阐述了能支持ANDROID4.X触摸功能的智能电视电脑一体机的实现方案,详细介绍了触摸屏电视电脑一体机的实现方法、系统硬件实现和软件系统选用等。%With the intelligent digital cloud TV and PC going into every home, device with touch screen input function has taken the place of traditional keyboard and mouse, and smart PCTV supporting touch-screen of Android 4.X as a new generation of typical IOT applications will enter households. For this, an implementation program of smart PCTV which support touch-screen is introduced. The implementation method, system hardware and software system selection of touch-screen PCTV is introduced in detail.

  16. The Effects of Cd2+ Concentration on the Structure, Optical and Luminescence Properties of MgAl2O4: x% Cd2+ (0 < x ≤ 1.75) Nanophosphor Prepared by Sol-Gel Method

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    Motloung, S. V.; Dejene, F. B.; Sithole, M. E.; Koao, L. F.; Ntwaeaborwa, O. M.; Swart, H. C.; Motaung, T. E.

    2016-10-01

    Cadmium-doped magnesium aluminate (MgAl2O4: x% Cd2+) powders with different cadmium concentrations (0 Cd). The x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis revealed that the powders crystallized into the cubic spinel structure. Cd2+ doping influenced crystallinity of the powder samples. The crystallite size and particle morphology were not affected by variation in the Cd2+ concentration. Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis) measurements revealed that the band gap of the MgAl2O4 was influenced by Cd2+ doping. Un-doped and Cd2+-doped MgAl2O4 nanophosphors exhibited violet emission at 392 nm. There was no evidence of the emission peak shift, which suggested that all emissions originated from the defects within the host material. Increasing the Cd2+ concentration up-to 0.88 mol.% lead to luminescence intensity enhancement, while further increase of Cd2+ concentration lead to concentration quenching. The critical energy transfer distance ( R c) between the neighbouring donors and acceptors was found to be 5.21 Å, suggesting that the multipole-multipole interaction (M-MI) is the major cause of concentration quenching. Commission Internationale de l'Elcairage (CIE) colour coordinates confirmed non-tuneable violet emission with intensity dependent on the Cd2+ concentration.

  17. Elastic scattering of 59.54-keV {gamma}-rays in elements with 22 {<=} Z {<=} 92 at momentum transfer 0.4 {<=} x {<=} 4.7 Angstrom{sup -1}

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    Kumar, S.; Sharma, V.; Shahi, J.S.; Mehta, D.; Singha, N. [Panjab Univ., Dept. of Physics (India)

    2009-10-15

    Differential cross sections for elastic scattering of the 59.54 keV {gamma}-rays in elements with 22 {<=} Z {<=} 92 have been measured over the angular range 10-160 degrees corresponding to the momentum transfer 0.4 {<=} x {<=} 4.7 Angstrom{sup -1}. The measurements at forward and backward angles were performed using the {sup 241}Am radioactive point-source, target and the Ge detectors in the transmission and reflection arrangements, respectively. The measured differential scattering cross sections are compared with those based on the form-factor (FF) formalism and state-of-the-art S-matrix calculations to differentiate between their relative efficacies and to check angular-dependence of the anomalous scattering factors (ASF) incorporated as correction to the modified form-factor (MF). The S-matrix values exhibit agreement with the measured data at backward angles and differences about 10% at forward angles. The scattering cross sections based on the MF including ASF's are in general lower at various angles by up to 20% for medium- and high-Z elements. The observed deviations being higher at the forward angles infer possibility of angular-dependence of ASF's. (authors)

  18. Spin glass state and its correlations with the magnetic and electrical properties as well as with the defectiveness in the spinels CuCr{sub 2}X{sub 4} (X = S, Se) doped with Sb

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    Krok-Kowalski, J. [University of Silesia, Institute of Physics, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40007 Katowice (Poland)]. E-mail: warcz@us.edu.pl; Warczewski, J. [University of Silesia, Institute of Physics, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40007 Katowice (Poland); Krajewski, K. [University of Silesia, Institute of Physics, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40007 Katowice (Poland); Duda, H. [University of Silesia, Institute of Physics, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40007 Katowice (Poland); Gusin, P. [University of Silesia, Institute of Physics, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40007 Katowice (Poland); Sliwinska, T. [University of Silesia, Institute of Physics, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40007 Katowice (Poland); Pacyna, A. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, ul. Radzikowskiego 152, 31342 Krakow (Poland); Mydlarz, T. [International Laboratory of High Magnetic Fields and Low Temperatures, ul. Gajowicka 95, 53529 Wroclaw (Poland); Matyjasik, S. [International Laboratory of High Magnetic Fields and Low Temperatures, ul. Gajowicka 95, 53529 Wroclaw (Poland); Malicka, E. [University of Silesia, Institute of Chemistry, ul. Szkolna 9, 40006 Katowice (Poland); Kita, A. [University of Silesia, Institute of Chemistry, ul. Szkolna 9, 40006 Katowice (Poland)

    2007-03-14

    High degree of defectiveness both in the stoichiometric CuCr{sub 2-x}Sb {sub x}S{sub 4} (x = 0.3, 0.4, 0.5) and nonstoichiometric Cu{sub 1+x}Cr{sub 1.5+y}Sb{sub 0.5+z}Se{sub 4+t} (where: -0.02 {<=} x {<=} 0.01, 0.03 {<=} y {<=} 0.35, -0.2 {<=} z {<=} -0.02, 0.01 {<=} t {<=} 0.08) spinels doped with Sb has been determined with the aid of the vacancy model. From the analysis carried out of the effective magnetic moments and the exchange integrals, it follows that in the spinels with sulphur mainly the cation subarrays are defected whereas in the spinels with selenium the defectiveness appears mainly in the anion subarrays. It turned out that in the spinels with sulphur the ferromagnetic cluster spin glass states appear accompanied by the large negative magnetoresistance, whereas in the spinels with selenium the corresponding clusters are antiferromagnetic and the giant magnetoresistance has been observed both positive and negative. A jump-like phase transition was here observed changing both the sign and the measured value of the magnetoresistance from -4433% at 153.2 K up to +980% at 154.24 K. Moreover, in the spinels with selenium both semiconductor-metal and metal-semiconductor phase transitions have been observed from the temperature dependence of the resistance.

  19. MnOx/Ce0.5+xZr0.4-xLa0.1O1.95-Al2O3 catalysts used for benzene catalytic combustion

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    LIAO Chuanwen; LI Xiaoshuang; WANG Jianli; CHEN Yongdong; CAO Hongyan; CHEN Yaoqiang; GONG Maochu

    2011-01-01

    Complete oxidation of benzene over supported manganese oxides catalysts was studied. Composite supports Ce0.5+xZr0.4_xLao.1O1.95-Al2O3 (x=0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4), and CeO2-A12O3 were prepared by co-precipitation method, and manganese oxides (MnOx) catalysts were prepared by incipient wetness method. Catalytic activity was performed in a conventional fixed bed flow reactor.Among these catalysts, MnOx supported on Ce0.8Zr0.1La0.1O1.95-Al2O3 was found to have the highest catalytic activity for benzene oxidation.The complete conversion temperature of benzene on MnOx/Ce0.8Zr0.1La0.1O1.95-Al2O3 was 328 ℃. The catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) specific surface area, X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS) and He-temperature programmed reduction (H2-TPR). The results of BET and XRD measurements indicated that the addition of ZrO2 improved the textural properties. XPS measurements showed that MnOx was composed of MnO2 and Mn2O3. The catalysts reported in this work have significant potential in industrial application for their high performance and low cost.

  20. Elevated temperature performance of high voltage Li1+yMn1.5Ni0.5O4-xFx spinel in window-shifted Li-ion cells

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    Pereira, Nathalie; Ruotolo, Michael C.; Lu, Matthew Y.; Badway, Fadwa; Amatucci, Glenn G.

    2017-01-01

    Although the LiMn1.5Ni0.5O4 spinel operating at 4.7 V presents some beneficial characteristics over more traditional positive electrode materials, instability issues at elevated temperature have limited its practical use so far. While we previously proposed Li1+yMn1.5Ni0.5O4-xFx (LMNOF) spinel that is intrinsically stable at elevated temperatures in Li-excess half-cell configuration, we investigate herein fixed, non-excess Li-content window-shifted Li-ion systems. By utilizing Li4Ti5O12 (LTO) or TiS2 negative electrodes stable in broad electrolyte compositions instead of carbonaceous electrodes, we aim at limiting the Li-consuming side reactions such as the formation of solid-electrolyte interphase and enable a focus on the exploration of electrolyte compositions including additives. Utilizing such an approach, excellent fundamental stability of LMNOF in a fixed Li-content Li-ion environment is demonstrated at 55 °C with the use of relatively common electrolyte components.

  1. Crystal structure evolution and luminescence properties of color tunable solid solution phosphors Ca(2+x)La(8-x)(SiO4)(6-x)(PO4)xO2:Eu(2+).

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    Xia, Yufei; Chen, Jian; Liu, Yan-gai; Molokeev, Maxim S; Guan, Ming; Huang, Zhaohui; Fang, Minghao

    2016-01-21

    A series of apatite solid solution phosphors Ca(2+x)La(8-x)(SiO4)(6-x)(PO4)xO2:Eu(2+) (x = 0,2,4,6) were synthesized by a conventional high-temperature solid-state reaction. The phase purity was examined using XRD, XPS and XRF. The crystal structure information, such as the concentration, cell parameters and occupation rate, was analyzed using a Rietveld refinement, demonstrating that the Eu(2+) activated the Ca2La8(SiO4)6O2 and Ca8La2(PO4)6O2 to form continuous solid solution phosphors. Different behaviors of luminescence evolution in response to structural variation were verified among the series of phosphors. Two kinds of Eu(2+) ion sites were proved using low temperature PL spectra (8k) and room temperature decay curves. The substitution of large La(3+) ions by small Ca(2+) ions induced a decreased crystal field splitting of the Eu(2+) ions, which caused an increase in emission energy from the 5d excited state to the 4f ground state and a resultant blue-shift from 508 nm to 460 nm. Therefore, with the crystal structure evolution, the emitted color of the series of phosphors could be tuned from green to blue by adjusting the ratio of Ca/La.

  2. Doping phosphoric acid in polybenzimidazole membranes for high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells

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    He, Ronghuan; Li, Qingfeng; Jensen, Jens Oluf;

    2007-01-01

    Polybenzimidazole (PBI) membranes were doped in phosphoric acid solutions of different concentrations at room temperature. The doping chemistry was studied using the Scatchard method. The energy distribution of the acid complexation in polymer membranes is heterogeneous, that is, there are two...... different types of sites in PBI for the acid doping. The protonation constants of PBI by phosphoric acid are found to be 12.7 L mol(-1) (K-1) for acid complexing sites with higher affinity, and 0.19 L mol(-1) (K-2) for the sites with lower affinity. The dissociation constants for the complexing acid onto...... these two types of PBI sites are found to be 5.4 X 10(-4) and 3.6 X 10(-2), respectively, that is, about 10 times smaller than that of aqueous phosphoric acid in the first case but 5 times higher in the second. The proton conducting mechanism is also discussed....

  3. Folic Acid

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    ... damage. 10 Do I need folic acid after menopause? Yes. Women who have gone through menopause still need 400 micrograms of folic acid every ... United States: 2003–2006 . American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 91(1): 231–237. Hamner, H.C., Cogswell, ...

  4. Enzymatic Synthesis of Dipeptide Derivatives Containing Noncoded Amino Acids in Organic Solvents

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    YANG,Hong(杨洪); ZHOU,Chuang(周闯); TIAN,Gui-Ling(田桂玲); YE,Yun-Hua(叶蕴华)

    2002-01-01

    A series of dipeptide derivatives containing non-coded amino acis, N-Boc-4-X-Phe-Ala-NHNHNHPh (X= Cl, Br, I, NO2),were synthesized by using thermoase in organic solvents. The physical data were consistent with the same samples prepared by 3-( diethoxyphosphoryloxy)-1, 2, 3-benzotriazin-4 (3H)-one (DEPBT). Influence of different substituted groups of the non-coded amino acids and different organic solvents on the enzymatic peptide synthesis was studied.

  5. Density functional theory calculations for the band gap and formation energy of Pr4-xCaxSi12O3+xN18-x; a highly disordered compound with low symmetry and a large cell size.

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    Hong, Sung Un; Singh, Satendra Pal; Pyo, Myoungho; Park, Woon Bae; Sohn, Kee-Sun

    2017-06-28

    A novel oxynitride compound, Pr4-xCaxSi12O3+xN18-x, synthesized using a solid-state route has been characterized as a monoclinic structure in the C2 space group using Rietveld refinement on synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction data. The crystal structure of this compound was disordered due to the random distribution of Ca/Pr and N/O ions at various Wyckoff sites. A pragmatic approach for an ab initio calculation based on density function theory (DFT) for this disordered compound has been implemented to calculate an acceptable value of the band gap and formation energy. In general, for the DFT calculation of a disordered compound, a sufficiently large super cell and infinite variety of ensemble configurations is adopted to simulate the random distribution of ions; however, such an approach is time consuming and cost ineffective. Even a single unit cell model gave rise to 43 008 independent configurations as an input model for the DFT calculations. Since it was nearly impossible to calculate the formation energy and the band gap energy for all 43 008 configurations, an elitist non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II) was employed to find the plausible configurations. In the NSGA-II, all 43 008 configurations were mathematically treated as genomes and the calculated band gap and the formation energy as the objective (fitness) function. Generalized gradient approximation (GGA) was first employed in the preliminary screening using NSGA-II, and thereafter a hybrid functional calculation (HSE06) was executed only for the most plausible GGA-relaxed configurations with lower formation and higher band gap energies. The final band gap energy (3.62 eV) obtained after averaging over the selected configurations, resembles closely the experimental band gap value (4.11 eV).

  6. Magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Cu{sub 1−x}Zn{sub x}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x=0.6, 0.7, 0.8) ferrites

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    Akhter, Shahida, E-mail: shahida212@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331 (Bangladesh); Paul, D.P. [Department of Physics, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331 (Bangladesh); Hoque, S.M. [Materials Science Division, Atomic Energy Centre, Dhaka 1000 (Bangladesh); Hakim, M.A. [Dept. of Glass and Ceramic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka (Bangladesh); Hudl, M.; Mathieu, R.; Nordblad, P. [Solid State Physics, Dept. of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala (Sweden)

    2014-10-01

    The effect of Zn substitution on the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Cu{sub 1−x}Zn{sub x}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x=0.6, 0.7, 0.8) ferrites over a wide temperature range has been investigated. The polycrystalline samples were synthesized using the solid-state reaction at sintering temperature 1050 °C (1323 K) for 2 h and has been characterized by SQUID magnetometry. Magnetization versus temperature showed that all samples exhibit a paramagnetic to ferromagnetic transition with decreasing temperature. The Curie temperature T{sub c} is found to decrease from 373 K for x=0.6 to 140 K for x=0.8 as well as the saturation magnetization M{sub s} which shifts from 100 to 44 emu/gm. The magnetocaloric effect was obtained by measuring a family of M–H curves at set temperature intervals and calculating the entropy change, ΔS for this system using the Maxwell relation. The ΔS of all samples increased with increasing applied field and showed a maximum around their respective T{sub c}. The entropy change (ΔS) decreased with increasing Zn content, whereas the relative cooling power (RCP) slightly increased. The large RCP and ΔS found in Zn substitution Cu–Zn ferrites will be interesting for magnetic refrigeration near room temperature. - Highlights: • Double sintering ceramic technique is used in preparation of samples. • SQUID magnetometry is used to measure magnetic and magnetocaloric properties. • Samples shows a paramagnetic to ferromagnetic transition with decreasing temperature. • The magnetic entropy change (ΔS) shows a maximum around their respective T{sub c}.

  7. Efficient and selective heavy metal sequestration from water by using layered sulfide K 2x Sn 4-x S 8-x (x = 0.65–1; KTS-3)

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    Sarma, Debajit; Islam, Saiful M.; Subrahmanyam, K. S.; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G.

    2016-09-16

    Heavy metal ions (Cd2+, Hg2+, As3+ and Pb2+) are an important contributor to the contamination of groundwater and other water bodies in and around industrial areas. Herein, we demonstrate the rapid and efficient capacity of a layered metal sulfide material, K2xSn4-xS8-x (x = 0.65-1, KTS-3) for heavy metal ion removal from water. The effect of concentration, pH, kinetics, and competitive ions such as Na+/Ca2+ on the heavy metal ion removal capacity of KTS-3 was systematically investigated. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), elemental analyses, and powder X-ray diffraction studies revealed that the heavy metal ion-exchange of KTS-3 is complete (quantitative replacement of all potassium ions) and topotactic. The heavy metal ion-exchange by using KTS-3 follows the Langmuir-Freundlich model with high exchange capacities, q(m) 205(17) mg g-1 for Cd2+, 372(21) mg g-1 for Hg2+ and 391(89) mg g-1 for Pb2+. KTS-3 retains excellent heavy metal ion-exchange capacity even in very high concentration (1 M) of competing ions (Na+/Ca2+) and also over a broad pH range (2-12). KTS-3 also exhibits very good ion-exchange capacity for precious Ag+ and toxic As3+ ions. The kinetics of heavy metal ion adsorption by KTS-3 are rapid (absorbs all ions within a few minutes). These properties and the environmentally friendly character of KTS-3 make it a promising candidate for sequestration of heavy metal ions from water.

  8. Bulk modulus and non-uniform compression of Nb{sub 3}Te{sub 4} and In{sub x}Nb{sub 3}Te{sub 4} (x < 1) channel compounds

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    Wunschel, M.; Dinnebier, R.E.; Smaalen, S. van [Bayreuth Univ. (Germany). Lab. of Crystallography; Carlson, S. [ESRF, Grenoble (France). High Pressure Group

    2001-10-01

    The crystal structures of Nb{sub 3}Te{sub 4} and In{sub x}Nb{sub 3}Te{sub 4} [x = 0.539 (4)] are reported for a series of pressures between 0 and 40 GPa. Both compounds crystallize in space group P6{sub 3}/m with a = b = 10.671 and c = 3.6468 A for Nb{sub 3}Te{sub 4}, and a = b = 10.677 and c = 3.6566 A for In{sub x}Nb{sub 3}Te{sub 4} at ambient conditions. Phase transitions were not observed. High-pressure X-ray powder diffraction was measured using a diamond anvil cell and synchrotron radiation. Full Rietveld refinements provided the values of the lattice parameters and the values of the atomic coordinates at each pressure. The bulk modulus is found as K{sub 0} = 70 (5) GPa for Nb{sub 3}Te{sub 4} and as K{sub 0} = 73 (4) GPa for In{sub x}Nb{sub 3}Te{sub 4}. The analysis of the pressure dependences of the detailed crystal structures shows that the compression along c involves the folding up of the quasi-one-dimensional zigzag chains of Nb. The compression perpendicular to c is entirely due to the reduction of the diameter of the channels. The presence of intercalated In atoms is found to have hardly any influence on the compression behaviour up to 40 GPa. (orig.)

  9. 四倍体不结球白菜雄性不育系的选育%Breeding of 4x CMS Line of the Non-heading Chinese Cabbage

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    钟程; 田鑫; 张蜀宁

    2014-01-01

    To provide excellent parent resource for breeding new non-heading Chinese cabbage cultivars,a test cross was made by the male parent 09P70Rexiao(2n=4x)and female parent of the sterile materials(09PY)of non-heading Chinese cabbage which was obtain by the sexual polyploidization.Then the Shu No.1,of which the sterile rate reached 100%,and their degree was over 95% and their character was stable,was selected by continues back-cross.The plant height was 30.0 cm,the level of unfold was 29.8 cm,the leaf was brilliant green,the petiole was white.It had some properties such as grow faster, high yield,disease-resistant,heat resistant,and so on.%为给不结球白菜新品种的选育提供优良亲本,以秋水仙素诱导2n 配子再与四倍体雄性不育系08P76杂交创制的四倍体不结球白菜雄性不育材料09PY(14株)为母本,四倍体09P70热小材料为父本进行成对测交,后进行连续回交选育出不育株率为100%、不育度大于95%、性状稳定一致的不育系暑1。该雄性不育系株高30.0 cm,开展度29.8 cm,叶片亮绿,叶柄白色,具有生长速度快,丰产、抗病、抗热等特性。

  10. Critical behavior in the La0.6Ca0.4-xSrxMnO3 nano-particle compounds for x = 0, 0.05 and 0.4

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    Gharsallah, H.; Bejar, M.; Dhahri, E.; Hlil, E. K.

    2017-10-01

    The critical behavior associated with the magnetic phase transition has been investigated by magnetization isotherms in La0.6Ca0.4-xSrxMnO3 nano-particle compounds for x = 0 (S0C1), 0.05 (SC. 4-4) and 0.4 (S1C0). The critical exponents are estimated by various techniques, such as the Modified Arrott plot, Kouvel-Fisher plot and critical isotherm techniques. Thus, the average values of the critical exponent and the critical temperature obtained by the different methods are (βmoy = 0.47 ;γmoy = 1.02 ; δmoy = 3.00 ;TC = 230.6 K) for S0C1, (βmoy = 0.47 ;γmoy = 1.00 ;δmoy = 3.21 ;TC = 361.9 K) for S1C0, and (βmoy = 0.26 ;γmoy = 1.02 ;δmoy = 4.92 ;TC = 286.4 K) for SC. 4-4. These values are in good agreement with those given by the theoretical models: Mean-Field model (β = 0.5, γ = 1 and δ = 3) for S0C1 and S1C0 compounds; and Tricritical mean-Field model (β = 0.25, γ = 1 and δ = 5) for SC. 4-4 one. The reliability of the critical exponent values was confirmed by the Widom scaling relation and the universal scaling hypothesis.

  11. Photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye and magneto-optical studies of magnetically recyclable spinel NixMn1-xFe2O4 (x = 0.0-1.0) nanoparticles

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    Mathubala, G.; Manikandan, A.; Arul Antony, S.; Ramar, P.

    2016-06-01

    Nickel doped spinel manganese ferrite (NixMn1-xFe2O4: x = 0.0-1.0) nanoparticles were prepared successfully by a superficial microwave irradiation technique using urea as the fuel. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis was recognized the configuration of single phase spinel structure of NixMn1-xFe2O4. Debye Sherrer's formula was used to calculate the average crystallite size of the samples, which were found in the range of 15-20 nm. High resolution scanning electron microscopy (HR-SEM) was used to analyze the surface morphology of the samples, which showed the particle like-morphology with smaller agglomeration, and it was also confirmed by high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM). Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis confirmed the elemental composition, which also evidence for the formation of single pure phase. Microwave heating method produced well crystalline nature of the products, which was confirmed by selected area electron diffraction (SAED) analysis. UV-Visible diffuse reflectance spectra (DRS) were used to calculate the energy band gap and the observed values are increased slightly from 2.05 eV to 2.44 eV with increasing the Ni-dapant. Magnetic characterization of the samples were analyzed by room temperature vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) technique and the observed magnetization (Ms) values are decreased with increasing Ni content, due to the different magnetic moments of Mn2+ and Ni2+ cations. Photocatalytic degradation (PCD) of methylene blue dye was carried out by self designed photo-catalytic reactor. It was observed that PCD efficiency is increased with increase in concentration of Ni and the sample Ni0.6Mn0.4Fe2O4 shows better photocatalytic activity (96.73%) than other samples.

  12. Folic acid

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    ... taking a specific nutritional supplement, containing vitamin B3 (nicotinamide), a compound isolated from grains (azelaic acid), zinc, ... lung cancer in most people. A type of skin cancer called melanoma. Limited research suggests that taking ...

  13. Folic Acid

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    ... B-complex vitamin needed by the body to manufacture red blood cells. A deficiency of this vitamin ... prepared from dried yeast, fruit, and fresh leafy green vegetables to increase the folic acid in your ...

  14. Ibotenic acid and thioibotenic acid

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    Hermit, Mette B; Greenwood, Jeremy R; Nielsen, Birgitte

    2004-01-01

    with the conformations preferred by the ligands upon docking to mGlu1 and models of the other mGlu subtypes, we propose that unlike other subtypes, group III mGlu receptor binding sites require a ligand conformation at an energy level which is prohibitively expensive for ibotenic acid, but not for thioibotenic acid....... These studies demonstrate how subtle differences in chemical structures can result in profound differences in pharmacological activity....

  15. NMR espectroscopic parameters of HX and Si (Sn)X{sub 4} (X = H, F, Cl, Br and I) and SnBr{sub 4-n}I{sub n} model compounds

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    Maldonado, Alejandro F.; Gimenez, Carlos A. [Physics Department, Natural and Exact Science Faculty, Northeastern University of Argentina and Institute of Modelling and Innovation on Technology, IMIT Avda Libertad 5460, W3404AAS Corrientes (Argentina); Aucar, Gustavo A., E-mail: gaa@unne.edu.ar [Physics Department, Natural and Exact Science Faculty, Northeastern University of Argentina and Institute of Modelling and Innovation on Technology, IMIT Avda Libertad 5460, W3404AAS Corrientes (Argentina)

    2012-02-20

    Graphical abstract: Optimized fully relativistic calculations of NMR J-couplings (HBr, HI), chemical shifts (Si, Sn) and absolute shielding for reference compounds of heavy atoms (Si, Sn) are given. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In this article we show a procedure to get accurate NMR {sigma}{sup Ref} of Si and Sn. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Calculations of {sigma} on more than three heavy-atom-containing molecules are given. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Our results are closer to {delta}{sup exp} than previous calculations for SnX{sub 4} (X = H, Cl, Br, I). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Optimized basis sets were considered for full R and NR calculations of NMR J and {sigma}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Relativistic effects enlarge electron correlation effects on J-couplings. - Abstract: The NMR spectroscopic parameters are largely influenced by relativistic effects. They are highly dependent on the electronic behavior inside the spatial regions occupied by nuclei. Full relativistic calculations of indirect nuclear spin-spin couplings at random phase level of approach (RPA) in the title compounds with reoptimized Dyall cVTZ basis sets are given. A comparison with the results of calculations with other basis sets that are mostly used within the non-relativistic (NR) domain is presented. We analyzed the dependence of that couplings with the speed of light over the whole range of values, from the full relativistic to the NR regimes. Within this last regime, calculations at the second-order level of approach (SOPPA) indicated that electron correlation effects may not be as important for nuclear magnetic shieldings, but they must be included with care for J-coupling calculations. From these calculations, we determined that relativity enlarges the electron correlation effects of the J-couplings of HBr and HI. Because the results of nuclear magnetic shielding calculations within polarization propagators at the RPA level were reliable, we were able to show a new

  16. Optoelectronic properties of XIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} (X = Cd, Mg) thiospinels through highly accurate all-electron FP-LAPW method coupled with modified approximations

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    Yousaf, Masood [Department of Physics, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan 689-798 (Korea, Republic of); Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai 81310, Johor (Malaysia); Dalhatu, S.A. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai 81310, Johor (Malaysia); Murtaza, G. [Department of Physics, Islamia College, Peshawar, KPK (Pakistan); Khenata, R. [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modélisation Mathématique (LPQ3M), Département de Technologie, Université de Mascara, 29000 Mascara (Algeria); Sajjad, M. [School of Electronic Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876 (China); Musa, A. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai 81310, Johor (Malaysia); Rahnamaye Aliabad, H.A. [Department of Physics, Hakim Sabzevari University (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Saeed, M.A., E-mail: saeed@utm.my [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai 81310, Johor (Malaysia)

    2015-03-15

    Highlights: • Highly accurate all-electron FP-LAPW+lo method is used. • New physical parameters are reported, important for the fabrication of optoelectronic devices. • A comparative study that involves FP-LAPW+lo method and modified approximations. • Computed band gap values have good agreement with the experimental values. • Optoelectronic results of fundamental importance can be utilized for the fabrication of devices. - Abstract: We report the structural, electronic and optical properties of the thiospinels XIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} (X = Cd, Mg), using highly accurate all-electron full potential linearized augmented plane wave plus local orbital method. In order to calculate the exchange and correlation energies, the method is coupled with modified techniques such as GGA+U and mBJ-GGA, which yield improved results as compared to the previous studies. GGA+SOC approximation is also used for the first time on these compounds to examine the spin orbit coupling effect on the band structure. From the analysis of the structural parameters, robust character is predicted for both materials. Energy band structures profiles are fairly the same for GGA, GGA+SOC, GGA+U and mBJ-GGA, confirming the indirect and direct band gap nature of CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} and MgIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} materials, respectively. We report the trend of band gap results as: (mBJ-GGA) > (GGA+U) > (GGA) > (GGA+SOC). Localized regions appearing in the valence bands for CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} tend to split up nearly by ≈1 eV in the case of GGA+SOC. Many new physical parameters are reported that can be important for the fabrication of optoelectronic devices. Optical spectra namely, dielectric function (DF), refractive index n(ω), extinction coefficient k(ω), reflectivity R(ω), optical conductivity σ(ω), absorption coefficient α(ω) and electron loss function are discussed. Optical’s absorption edge is noted to be 1.401 and 1.782 for CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} and MgIn{sub 2}S{sub 4}, respectively. The

  17. Crystal structure and local structure of Mg(2-x)Pr(x)Ni4 (x = 0.6 and 1.0) deuteride using in situ neutron total scattering.

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    Sakaki, K; Terashita, N; Kim, H; Proffen, T; Majzoub, E H; Tsunokake, S; Nakamura, Y; Akiba, E

    2013-06-17

    We studied crystal structure and local structure of Mg(2-x)Pr(x)Ni4 (x = 0.6 and 1.0) and their deuterides using in situ neutron total scattering and first-principles calculations. The total scattering data were analyzed using Rietveld refinement and pair distribution function analysis (PDF). The crystal structure of Mg(2-x)Pr(x)Ni4 before deuterium absorption was C15b in space group F43m. No difference between the crystal and local (PDF) structures was observed. The crystal structure of Mg1.0Pr1.0Ni4D(∼4) was found to be orthorhombic in space group Pmn2(1), with three deuterium occupation sites: PrNi3 and two types of bipyramidal Pr2MgNi2 that have a plane of symmetry composed of MgNi2. There is no significant difference between the crystal structure and the local structure of Mg1.0Pr1.0Ni4D(∼4). On the other hand, the average crystal structure of the Mg-rich Mg1.4Pr0.6Ni4D(∼3.6) was C15b with two deuterium occupation sites: PrNi3 and MgPrNi2 suggesting that the deuterium occupation shifts away from the Pr2MgNi2 bipyramid. First-principles relaxed structures also showed the shift of the hydrogen occupation site toward the Pr atom of the bipyramid, when induced by Mg substitution for the opposing Pr, resulting in hydrogen occupation in the MgPrNi2 tetrahedral site. The PDF pattern of Mg1.4Pr0.6Ni4D(∼3.6) cannot be refined below 7.2 Å in atomic distances using the C15b structure which was obtained from Rietveld refinement but can be done using an orthorhombic structure. It suggests that Mg1.4Pr0.6Ni4D(∼3.6) was locally distorted to the orthorhombic.

  18. Magnetic structures of (Co{sub 2-x}Ni{sub x})(OH)PO{sub 4} (x = 0.1,0.3) spin glass-like state in antiferromagnetically ordered phases

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    Pedro, I de [Departamento de QuImica Inorganica, Facultad de Ciencia y TecnologIa, Universidad del PaIs Vasco, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Rojo, J M [Departamento de QuImica Inorganica, Facultad de Ciencia y TecnologIa, Universidad del PaIs Vasco, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Pizarro, J L [Departamento de MineralogIa y PetrologIa, Facultad de Ciencia y TecnologIa, Universidad del PaIs Vasco, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Fernandez, J RodrIguez [CITIMAC, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Cantabria, 39005 Santander (Spain); Marcos, J Sanchez [CITIMAC, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Cantabria, 39005 Santander (Spain); Fernandez-DIaz, M T [Institut Laue-Langevin, BP 156X, F-38042 Grenoble Cedex (France); Arriortua, M I [Departamento de MineralogIa y PetrologIa, Facultad de Ciencia y TecnologIa, Universidad del PaIs Vasco, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Rojo, T [Departamento de QuImica Inorganica, Facultad de Ciencia y TecnologIa, Universidad del PaIs Vasco, 48080 Bilbao (Spain)

    2006-04-19

    Compounds of the general formula Co{sub 2-x}Ni{sub x}(OH)PO{sub 4} (x = 0.1, 0.3) have been synthesized under mild hydrothermal conditions. Neutron powder diffraction, susceptibility and heat capacity measurements were carried out on polycrystalline samples. The cobalt-nickel compounds are ordered as three-dimensional antiferromagnets with ordering temperatures of 70 and 64 K for x = 0.1 and x = 0.3, respectively. The magnetic study shows a spin glass-like state below 11 and 5 K for Co{sub 1.9}Ni{sub 0.1}(OH)PO{sub 4} and Co{sub 1.7}Ni{sub 0.3}(OH)PO{sub 4}, respectively. Specific heat data present peaks at 68 and 61 K for Co{sub 1.9}Ni{sub 0.1} and Co{sub 1.7}Ni{sub 0.3}, respectively. These peaks show broad shoulders between approximately 15 and 40 K. The lack of any distinguishable anomaly below 10 K supports the spin glass nature of the low temperature transitions. Refinement of room temperature neutron diffraction data indicates that the Ni(II) ions are in octahedral co-ordination with the practical absence of these ions in the trigonal bipyramidal sites. The magnetic structures of Co{sub 2-x}Ni{sub x}(OH)PO{sub 4} consist of ferromagnetic arrangements between the octahedral chains and trigonal bipyramidal dimers within the xz plane with the magnetic moments along the z axis. The ferromagnetic layers are disposed antiparallel to one another along the y direction establishing the three-dimensional antiferromagnetic order (T{sub N}{approx}70 K for Co{sub 1.9}Ni{sub 0.1} and {approx}64 K for Co{sub 1.7}Ni{sub 0.3}). The different exchange pathways, the anisotropy of the Co(II) ions and the frustration of the magnetic moments in the trigonal bipyramidal geometry could be responsible for the freezing process.

  19. Magnetic and magnetoelastic properties of Zn-doped cobalt-ferrites-CoFe{sub 2-x}Zn{sub x}O{sub 4} (x=0, 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3)

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    Somaiah, Nalla [School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046 (India); Jayaraman, Tanjore V. [Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 68588 (United States); Joy, P.A. [Materials Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune 411008 (India); Das, Dibakar, E-mail: ddse@uohyd.ernet.in [School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046 (India)

    2012-07-15

    Cobalt-ferrite (CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}) based materials are suitable candidates for magnetomechanical sensor applications owing to a strong sensitivity of their magnetostriction to an applied magnetic field. Zn-doped cobalt-ferrites, with nominal compositions CoFe{sub 2-x}Zn{sub x}O{sub 4} (x=0-0.3), were synthesized by auto-combustion technique using Co- , Fe- , and Zn-nitrate as precursors. X-ray spectra analysis and Transmission electron microscopy studies revealed that the as-prepared powders were comprised of nano-crystalline ({approx}25-30 nm) cubic-spinel phase with irregularly-shaped grains morphology along with minor impurity phases. Calcination (800 Degree-Sign C for 3 h) of the precursor followed by sintering (1300 Degree-Sign C for 12 h) resulted in a single phase cubic-spinel structure with average grain size {approx}2-4 {mu}m, as revealed from scanning electron micrographs. The magnitude of coercive field decreases from {approx}540 Oe for x=0 to 105 Oe for x=0.30. Saturation magnetization initially increases and peaks to {approx}87 emu/g for x=0.2 and then decreases. The peak value of magnetostriction monotonically decreases with increasing Zn content in the range 0.0-0.3; however the piezomagnetic coefficient (d{lambda}/dH) reaches a maximum value of 105 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -9} Oe{sup -1} for x=0.1. The observed variation in piezomagnetic coefficient in the Zn substituted cobalt ferrite is related to the reduced anisotropy of the system. The Zn-doped cobalt-ferrite (x=0.1) having high strain derivative could be a potential material for stress sensor application. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The magnetoelastic properties of Zn substituted Co-ferrites (CoFe{sub 2-x}Zn{sub x}O{sub 4}) reported. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The coercive field decreases from {approx}540 Oe (x=0) to 105 Oe (x=0.3). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Saturation magnetization increases, peaks to 87 emu/g (x=0.2), and then decreases. Black

  20. Ion Transport and All-Solid Battery Characterization Studies on Mg2+-ION Conducting Nano-Composite Polymer Electrolyte (NCPEs):. (75PEO: 25MgSO4) + x MgO

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    Agrawal, R. C.; Mahipal, Y. K.; Sahu, Dinesh; Keshrawani, Priyanka

    2013-07-01

    Characterization of ion transport property on Mg2+-ion conducting Nano Composite Polymer Electrolytes (NCPEs): (75PEO: 25MgSO4) + x MgO, where x = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 wt. (%) has been reported. Solid Polymer Electrolyte (SPE) composition: [75PEO: 25MgSO4)], identified as the highest conducting film in an earlier study with room temperature conductivity σ ˜ 3.38 × 10-7 S /cm, has been used as Ist-phase host matrix and active filler MgO particles (micro / nano-dimension) as IInd - phase dispersoid. NCPE films have been prepared by a novel hot-press technique in place of the traditional solution cast method. Hot-press technique is recently receiving wider acceptability to cast polymeric electrolyte films due to the fact that it is a completely dry/solvent free/rapid/inexpensive procedure as compared to solution cast method. The Optimum Conducting Composition (OCC) of NCPE film has been identified from the filler-dependent conductivity measurements. As a consequence of dispersal of nano-size particles, the room temperature conductivity (σ) in NCPE OCC film increased by an order of magnitude i.e. σ ˜ 2.29 × 10-6 Scm-1. The quality of the film also improved substantially. The total ionic transference number (tion) and the cationic (Mg2+) transport number (t+) have been determined using dc polarization and a combined ac/dc technique respectively. A considerable increase in t+ could be achieved with the dispersal of nanoparticles. The confirmation of the salt-complexation in PEO polymer was done by FTIR spectroscopic studies. The temperature dependent conductivity measurements were carried out in NCPE OCC film and the activation energy (Ea) has been computed from `log σ - 1/T' Arrhenius plot. All-solid-state battery has been fabricated in the cell configuration: Mg (anode) // NCPE OCC film// MnO2 + C + Electrolyte (cathode), in which both the cathode and anode were in the form of thin pellet. The Open Circuit Voltage (OCV) ˜ 1.82 V was obtained. The

  1. A study on the extent of exchange coupling between (Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe12O19)1-x(CoFe2O4)x magnetic nanocomposites synthesized by solgel combustion method

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    Harikrishnan, V.; Ezhil Vizhi, R.

    2016-11-01

    One step citrate gel combustion method followed by high temperature annealing was employed for preparing (Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe12O19)1-x(CoFe2O4)x (x=0.1, 0.2, and 0.3) composite ferrite powders. The powders were subjected to annealing at 800 °C in order to decisively study the phase evolution of the combined hard and soft ferrites. Thermogravitry (TGA)/differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis exhibited three stages of decomposition in the precursor gels combined with an exothermic peak at 210 °C. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis confirmed that the diffraction peaks were perfectly indexed to the hexagonal magnetoplumbite structure of Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe12O19 and the cubic spinel structure of CoFe2O4. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) analysis for the samples showed a Co-O stretching vibration accompanied with Co-O-Co or Fe-O-Fe bands at 1220 cm-1. The morphology of the samples were examined by field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). The crystallinity of a selected sample was evaluated by using the high resolution transmission electron microscope (HR-TEM) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED) pattern. It confirmed the presence of planes comprising the hard and soft phases in the synthesized nanocomposites. The magnetic parameters like saturation magnetization MS, remanent magnetization MR, squareness ratio SR, coercivity HC and magnetic moment μB were evaluated using hysteresis by employing vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM). Maximum HC of 4.7 kOe and MS of 60.4 emu/g were obtained for (Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe12O19)0.9(CoFe2O4)0.1. Switching field distribution curves were analysed by using the demagnetization curve. The exchange coupling between the hard and soft phases were analysed by the dM/dH plots and it indicated the exchange coupling first increased with the increase in the concentration of spinels and then decreased. The possible comparison of exchange coupling between the hard and soft phases

  2. Acid Rain

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    Bricker, Owen P.; Rice, Karen C.; Dietrich, W.E.; Sposito, Garrison

    1997-01-01

    Acid deposition, or acid rain as it is more commonly referred to, has become a widely publicized environmental issue in the U.S. over the past decade. The term usually conjures up images of fish kills, dying forests, "dead" lakes, and damage to monuments and other historic artifacts. The primary cause of acid deposition is emission of S02 and NOx to the atmosphere during the combustion of fossil fuels. Oxidation of these compounds in the atmosphere forms strong acids - H2SO4 and HNO3 - which are returned to the Earth in rain, snow, fog, cloud water, and as dry deposition.Although acid deposition has only recently been recognized as an environmental problem in the U.S., it is not a new phenomenon (Cogbill & Likens 1974). As early as the middle of the 17th century in England, the deleterious effects of industrial emissions on plants, animals, and humans, and the atmospheric transport of pollutants between England and France had become issues of concern (Evelyn 1661, Graunt 1662). It is interesting that well over three hundred years ago in England, recommendations were made to move industry outside of towns and build higher chimneys to spread the pollution into "distant parts." Increasing the height of smokestacks has helped alleviate local problems, but has exacerbated others. In the U.S. the height of the tallest smokestack has more than doubled, and the average height of smokestacks has tripled since the 1950s (Patrick et al 1981). This trend occurred in most industrialized nations during the 20th century and has had the effect of transforming acid rain from a local urban problem into a problem of global scale.

  3. Perfluorooctanoic acid

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    de Voogt, P.; Wexler, P.

    2014-01-01

    Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, 335-67-1) is used in fluoropolymer production and firefighting foams and persists in the environment. Human exposure to PFOA is mostly through the diet. PFOA primarily affects the liver and can cause developmental and reproductive toxic effects in test animals.

  4. An investigation of the adsorption characteristics of 5 prime ATP and 5 prime AMP onto the surface of CaSO sub 4 x 2H sub 2 O

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    Calderon, J.; Sweeney, M. A.

    1986-01-01

    A model has been proposed (Lahev and Chans, 1982) in which solid surfaces can act as a site for catalytic activity of condensation reactions for certain biomolecules. From this model, the adsorption characteristics of 5'ATP and 5'AMP onto the surface of CaSO4 2H2O was chosen for study. It has been proven that 5'ATP and 5'AMP do adsorb onto the surface of CaSO4. Studies were then made to determine the dependence of adsorption versus time, concentration, ionic strength and pH. It was found that the adsorption of the nucleotides is highly pH dependent, primarily determined by the phosphate acid groups of the nucleic acid molecule. From this investigation, the data obtained are discussed in relation to the model for the prebiotic earth.

  5. Hydroxycarboxylic acids and salts

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    Kiely, Donald E; Hash, Kirk R; Kramer-Presta, Kylie; Smith, Tyler N

    2015-02-24

    Compositions which inhibit corrosion and alter the physical properties of concrete (admixtures) are prepared from salt mixtures of hydroxycarboxylic acids, carboxylic acids, and nitric acid. The salt mixtures are prepared by neutralizing acid product mixtures from the oxidation of polyols using nitric acid and oxygen as the oxidizing agents. Nitric acid is removed from the hydroxycarboxylic acids by evaporation and diffusion dialysis.

  6. Ileal digestibility and endogenous flow of minerals and amino acids: responses to dietary phytic acid in piglets.

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    Woyengo, Tofuko A; Cowieson, Aaron J; Adeola, Olayiwola; Nyachoti, Charles M

    2009-08-01

    Effects of phytic acid (PA) on ileal mineral and amino acid (AA) digestibilities and ileal endogenous AA flow in piglets were investigated. Seven ileal-cannulated weanling pigs were fed a casein-maize starch-based diet with PA (as sodium phytate) at 0, 5, 10 or 20 g/kg in 4 x 4 Latin square design with three added columns to give seven observations per treatment. The basal diet was formulated to meet National Research Council energy and AA requirements for piglets. The respective digestibility and endogenous lysine loss were determined by indicator and homoarginine methods. The apparent ileal digestibility (AID) of Na, K and P was linearly and quadratically reduced (P 0.05) endogenous AA losses. The results suggest that PA has limited effect on the digestibility and endogenous losses of AA in piglets, but can reduce AID of Mg and Na partly by increasing endogenous losses of these minerals as evidenced by their negative AID values.

  7. Hydrofluoric acid poisoning

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    Fluorhydric acid ... stomach, or intestine have holes (perforations) from the acid. ... Hydrofluoric acid is especially dangerous. The most common accidents involving hydrofluoric acid cause severe burns on the skin ...

  8. Dehydroabietic acid

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    Xiao-Ping Rao

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The title compound [systematic name: (1R,4aS,10aR-7-isopropyl-1,4a-dimethyl-1,2,3,4,4a,9,10,10a-octahydrophenanthrene-1-carboxylic acid], C20H28O2, has been isolated from disproportionated rosin which is obtained by isomerizing gum rosin with a Pd-C catalyst.. Two crystallographically independent molecules exist in the asymmetric unit. In each molecule, there are three six-membered rings, which adopt planar, half-chair and chair conformations. The two cyclohexane rings form a trans ring junction with the two methyl groups in axial positions. The crystal structure is stabilized by intermolecular O—H...O hydrogen bonds.

  9. Electrochemical performance of LiFe(1-x)MnxPO4 (x = 0, 0.10, 0.15, 0.2) synthesized by solid state process as cathode material for Li-ion battery

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    Triwibowo, J.; Priyono, S.; Purawiardi, R. I.; Ratri, C. R.; Suwandi, E.

    2016-02-01

    Mn-doped LiFePO4 was synthesized through solid state process. Starting materials as LiOH.2H2O, Fe2O3, MnO2, H3PO4 and citric acid were technical grade materials. Synthesis process was conducted in two step heating process. The first heating process was purposed to remove organic materials at temperature of 320 °C for 10 hours in inert atmosphere. Subsequently, the second heating process was conducted at 800 °C for 8 hours also in inert atmosphere. Obtained phase was further observed by means of XRD. Morphology of the obtained powder was analyzed by SEM. The electrochemical performance was observed by cyclic voltammetry with the potential range 2 - 4.2 V under the scan rate mV/s. The rate capability of the obtained material was determined by charge-discharge test under various C-rates (0.5-10C) for potential range of 2 - 4.2 V.

  10. Amino acids in the sedimentary humic and fulvic acids

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    Sardessai, S.

    to the coastal sedimentary humic acids implying higher association of amino acids with the carbonaceous and fine grained sedimentary humic acids. Both the humic and fulvic acids are composed of neutral, acidic, basic, aromatic and sulphur containing amino acids....

  11. [Teichoic acids from lactic acid bacteria].

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    Livins'ka, O P; Harmasheva, I L; Kovalenko, N K

    2012-01-01

    The current view of the structural diversity of teichoic acids and their involvement in the biological activity of lactobacilli has been reviewed. The mechanisms of effects of probiotic lactic acid bacteria, in particular adhesive and immunostimulating functions have been described. The prospects of the use of structure data of teichoic acid in the assessment of intraspecific diversity of lactic acid bacteria have been also reflected.

  12. Plasma amino acids

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    Amino acids blood test ... types of methods used to determine the individual amino acid levels in the blood. ... test is done to measure the level of amino acids in the blood. An increased level of a ...

  13. Uric acid test (image)

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    Uric acid urine test is performed to check for the amount of uric acid in urine. Urine is collected over a 24 ... testing. The most common reason for measuring uric acid levels is in the diagnosis or treatment of ...

  14. POLYELEOSTEARIC ACID VESICLES

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    LI Zichen; XIE Ximng; FAN Qinghua; FANG Yifei

    1992-01-01

    α-Eleostearic acid and β-eleostearic acid formed vesicles in aqueous medium when an ethanol solutionofeleostearic acid was injected rapidly into a vigorously vortexed aqueous phase. Formation of the vesicles was demonstrated by electron microscopic observation and bromothymol blue encapsulation experiments. Polymerizations of the eleostearic acids in the formed vesicles carried out by UV irradiation produced poly-α-eleostearic acid and poly-β-eleostearic acid vesicles.

  15. Acid distribution in phosphoric acid fuel cells

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    Okae, I.; Seya, A.; Umemoto, M. [Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Chiba (Japan)

    1996-12-31

    Electrolyte acid distribution among each component of a cell is determined by capillary force when the cell is not in operation, but the distribution under the current load conditions had not been clear so far. Since the loss of electrolyte acid during operation is inevitable, it is necessary to store enough amount of acid in every cell. But it must be under the level of which the acid disturbs the diffusion of reactive gases. Accordingly to know the actual acid distribution during operation in a cell is very important. In this report, we carried out experiments to clarify the distribution using small single cells.

  16. Folic acid supplementation promotes mammary tumor progression in a rat model.

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    Deghan Manshadi, Shaidah; Ishiguro, Lisa; Sohn, Kyoung-Jin; Medline, Alan; Renlund, Richard; Croxford, Ruth; Kim, Young-In

    2014-01-01

    Folic acid supplementation may prevent the development of cancer in normal tissues but may promote the progression of established (pre)neoplastic lesions. However, whether or not folic acid supplementation can promote the progression of established (pre)neoplastic mammary lesions is unknown. This is a critically important issue because breast cancer patients and survivors in North America are likely exposed to high levels of folic acid owing to folic acid fortification and widespread supplemental use after cancer diagnosis. We investigated whether folic acid supplementation can promote the progression of established mammary tumors. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were placed on a control diet and mammary tumors were initiated with 7,12-dimethylbenza[a]anthracene at puberty. When the sentinel tumor reached a predefined size, rats were randomized to receive a diet containing the control, 2.5x, 4x, or 5x supplemental levels of folic acid for up to 12 weeks. The sentinel mammary tumor growth was monitored weekly. At necropsy, the sentinel and all other mammary tumors were analyzed histologically. The effect of folic acid supplementation on the expression of proteins involved in proliferation, apoptosis, and mammary tumorigenesis was determined in representative sentinel adenocarcinomas. Although no clear dose-response relationship was observed, folic acid supplementation significantly promoted the progression of the sentinel mammary tumors and was associated with significantly higher sentinel mammary tumor weight and volume compared with the control diet. Furthermore, folic acid supplementation was associated with significantly higher weight and volume of all mammary tumors. The most significant and consistent mammary tumor-promoting effect was observed with the 2.5x supplemental level of folic acid. Folic acid supplementation was also associated with an increased expression of BAX, PARP, and HER2. Our data suggest that folic acid supplementation may promote the progression

  17. Gas-phase Acidities of Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, and their Amino Acid Amides.

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    Li, Zhong; Matus, Myrna H; Velazquez, Hector A; Dixon, David A; Cassady, Carolyn J

    2007-02-14

    Gas-phase acidities (GA or ΔGacid) for the two most acidic common amino acids, aspartic acid and glutamic acid, have been determined for the first time. Because of the amide linkage’s importance in peptides and as an aid in studying side chain versus main chain deprotonation, aspartic acid amide and glutamic acid amide were also studied. Experimental GA values were measured by proton transfer reactions in an electrospray ionization/Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer. Calculated GAs were obtained by density functional and molecular orbital theory approaches. The best agreement with experiment was found at the G3MP2 level; the MP2/CBS and B3LYP/aug-cc-pVDZ results are 3–4 kcal/mol more acidic than the G3MP2 results. Experiment shows that aspartic acid is more acidic than glutamic acid by ca. 3 kcal/mol whereas the G3MP2 results show a smaller acidity difference of 0.2 kcal/mol. Similarly, aspartic acid amide is experimentally observed to be ca. 2 kcal/mol more acidic than glutamic acid amide whereas the G3MP2 results show a correspondingly smaller energy difference of 0.7 kcal/mol. The computational results clearly show that the anions are all ring-like structures with strong hydrogen bonds between the OH or NH2 groups and the CO2- group from which the proton is removed. The two amino acids are main-chain deprotonated. In addition, use of the COSMO model for the prediction of the free energy differences in aqueous solution gave values in excellent agreement with the most recent experimental values for pKa. Glutamic acid is predicted to be more acidic than aspartic acid in aqueous solution due to differential solvation effects.

  18. Influences of hydrogen-induced amorphization and annealing treatment on gaseous hydrogen storage properties of La{sub 1−x}Pr{sub x}MgNi{sub 3.6}Co{sub 0.4} (x = 0–0.4) alloys

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    Zhai, Tingting [Department of Functional Material Research, Central Iron and Steel Research Institute, Beijing 100081 (China); College of Science, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Yang, Tai; Yuan, Zeming; Xu, Sheng; Bu, Wengang [Department of Functional Material Research, Central Iron and Steel Research Institute, Beijing 100081 (China); Qi, Yang [College of Science, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Zhang, Yanghuan, E-mail: zhangyh59@sina.com [Department of Functional Material Research, Central Iron and Steel Research Institute, Beijing 100081 (China); Key Laboratory of Integrated Exploitation of Baiyun Obo Multi-Metal Resources, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou 014010 (China)

    2015-08-05

    Highlights: • The La–Mg–Ni-based AB{sub 2}-type alloys were prepared by casting. • La was substituted by a small amount of Pr in the experimental alloys. • The hydrogen absorption/desorption cycling properties of the alloys were studied. • The influences of hydrogen-induced amorphization were investigated in details. • The annealing treatment was applied to recover hydrogen storage capacity. - Abstract: La{sub 1−x}Pr{sub x}MgNi{sub 3.6}Co{sub 0.4} (x = 0–0.4) alloys are prepared by vacuum induction melting. The phase composition and microstructure of the as-cast alloys is characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The gaseous hydrogen absorption capacity of the alloys was measured by an automatically controlled Sieverts apparatus. The results indicate that the as-cast alloys consist of two phases of LaMgNi{sub 4} and LaNi{sub 5}. The maximum gaseous hydrogen storage capacity of the La{sub 1−x}Pr{sub x}MgNi{sub 3.6}Co{sub 0.4} (x = 0–0.4) alloys is 1.768, 1.745, 1.721, 1.681 and 1.653 wt%, respectively, under 3 MPa H{sub 2} at 373 K. But the hydrogen storage capacity after 20 cycles decays off to 0.746, 0.843, 0.947, 1.003 and 1.10 wt%, respectively. In order to reveal the mechanism of rapid degradation of the capacity, the structures of the alloys before and after hydrogen absorption/desorption cycle were analyzed. SEM observation displays that the micro-cracks can be clearly seen on the surface of the alloy particles after 20 cycles. XRD detection finds that the repeated hydrogen absorption/desorption cycles give rise to a obvious broadening of the diffraction peaks of the alloys, exhibiting a typical amorphous structure, which is termed as hydrogen-induced amorphization. The La{sub 1−x}Pr{sub x}MgNi{sub 3.6}Co{sub 0.4} (x = 0–0.4) alloys after 20 cycles were annealed at 623 K for 8 h, finding that the hydrogen storage capacity of the alloys recovers to 1.348, 1.365, 1.50, 1.485 and 1.30 wt

  19. Effects of fatty acid supplements on milk yield and energy balance of lactating dairy cows.

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    Harvatine, K J; Allen, M S

    2006-03-01

    Saturated and unsaturated fatty acid supplements (FS) were evaluated for effects on yield of milk and milk components, concentration of milk components including milk fatty acid profile, and energy balance. Eight ruminally and duodenally cannulated cows and 8 noncannulated cows were used in a replicated 4 x 4 Latin square design experiment with 21-d periods. Treatments were control and a linear substitution of 2.5% fatty acids from saturated FS (SAT; prilled, hydrogenated free fatty acids) for partially unsaturated FS (UNS; calcium soaps of long-chain fatty acids). The SAT treatment did not change milk fat concentration, but UNS linearly decreased milk fat in cannulated cows and tended to decrease milk fat in noncannulated cows compared with control. Milk fat depression with UNS corresponded to increased concentrations of trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid and trans C18:1 fatty acids in milk. Milk fat profile was similar for SAT and control, but UNS decreased concentration of short- and medium-chain FA. Digestible energy intake tended to decrease linearly with increasing unsaturated FS in cannulated and noncannulated cows. Increasing unsaturated FS linearly increased empty body weight and net energy gain in cannulated cows, whereas increasing saturated FS linearly increased plasma insulin. Efficiency of conversion of digestible energy to milk tended to decrease linearly with increasing unsaturated FS for cannulated cows only. Addition of SAT provided little benefit to production and energy balance, whereas UNS decreased energy intake and milk energy yield.

  20. Determination of the uronic acid composition of seaweed dietary fibre by HPLC.

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    Sánchez-Machado, D I; López-Cervantes, J; López-Hernández, J; Paseiro-Losada, P; Simal-Lozano, J

    2004-03-01

    A high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method is described for determination of the ratio of beta-d-mannuronic acid to alpha-l-guluronic acid (M/G ratio) in dietary fibre of edible seaweeds. Total dietary fibre (TDF) content was determined gravimetrically. The TDF fraction was hydrolysed with 12 m and 1 m H(2)SO(4), then neutralized with AG 4 x 4 resin. The uronic acids were separated in a Tracer Extrasil SAX 5 micro m column (25 cm x 4 mm) at 35 degrees C, with 2 mm KH(2)PO(4) containing 5% methanol as mobile phase at a fl ow rate of 1.5 mL/min. The detection wavelength was UV 210 nm. The chromatographic identifications of beta-d-mannuronic acid and alpha-l-guluronic acid were confirmed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). The method precision was 1.4% for beta-d-mannuronic acid and 3.5% for alpha-l-guluronic acid. The method was used to determine M/G ratio in canned seaweeds (Saccorhiza polyschides and Himanthalia elongata) and in dried seaweeds (H. elongata, Laminaria ochroleuca, Undaria pinnatifida, Palmaria sp. and Porphyra sp.).

  1. Gas-phase acidities of aspartic acid, glutamic acid, and their amino acid amides

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    Li, Zhong; Matus, Myrna H.; Velazquez, Hector Adam; Dixon, David A.; Cassady, Carolyn J.

    2007-09-01

    Gas-phase acidities (GA or [Delta]Gacid) for the two most acidic common amino acids, aspartic acid and glutamic acid, have been determined for the first time. Because of the amide linkage's importance in peptides and as an aid in studying side chain versus main chain deprotonation, aspartic acid amide and glutamic acid amide were also studied. Experimental GA values were measured by proton transfer reactions in an electrospray ionization/Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer. Calculated GAs were obtained by density functional and molecular orbital theory approaches. The best agreement with experiment was found at the G3MP2 level; the MP2/CBS and B3LYP/aug-cc-pVDZ results are 3-4 kcal/mol more acidic than the G3MP2 results. Experiment shows that aspartic acid is more acidic than glutamic acid by ca. 3 kcal/mol whereas the G3MP2 results show a smaller acidity difference of 0.2 kcal/mol. Similarly, aspartic acid amide is experimentally observed to be ca. 2 kcal/mol more acidic than glutamic acid amide whereas the G3MP2 results show a correspondingly smaller energy difference of 0.7 kcal/mol. The computational results clearly show that the anions are all ring-like structures with strong hydrogen bonds between the OH or NH2 groups and the CO2- group from which the proton is removed. The two amino acids are main-chain deprotonated. In addition, use of the COSMO model for the prediction of the free energy differences in aqueous solution gave values in excellent agreement with the most recent experimental values for pKa. Glutamic acid is predicted to be more acidic than aspartic acid in aqueous solution due to differential solvation effects.

  2. Toxicity of adipic acid.

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    Kennedy, Gerald L

    2002-05-01

    Adipic acid has very low acute toxicity in rats with an LD50 > 5000 mg/kg. Adipic acid produced mild to no skin irritation on intact guinea pig skin as a 50% concentration in propylene glycol; it was not a skin sensitizer. Adipic acid caused mild conjunctival irritation in washed rabbit eyes; in unwashed rabbit eyes, there was mild conjunctival irritation, minimal iritis, but no corneal effects. Adipic acid dust may irritate the mucous membranes of the lungs and nose. In a 2-year feeding study, rats fed adipic acid at concentrations up to 5% in the diet exhibited only weight loss. Adipic acid is not genetically active in a wide variety of assay systems. Adipic acid caused no developmental toxicity in mice, rats, rabbits, or hamsters when administered orally. Adipic acid is partially metabolized in humans; the balance is eliminated unchanged in the urine. Adipic acid is slightly to moderately toxic to fish, daphnia, and algae in acute tests.

  3. A Three-level 4 x 3 Conventinal Matrix Converter

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    Rong, Runjie; Loh, Poh Chiang; Wang, Peter;

    2007-01-01

    This paper proposes a topology of a three-level 4 × 3 conventional matrix converter with 12 bi-directional switches. PWM control and modulation index compensation have been investigated. Operation theory has been verified by the simulation results using Matlab. The simulation results show that th...

  4. 4X6" Rotary Bayonet LN2 Test Fill

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    Fitzpatrick, J.B.; /Fermilab

    1988-08-02

    This engineering note describes a test fill of the 4-inch x 6-inch rotary bayonet test fixture with LN{sub 2}. This test verifies the operation of valves on the fixture, and checks for proper construction/insulation. Further cold testing is imminent (with rotation and moment loading of the bayonet) after proper construction is verified and the test fixture is accepted. While this test fixture is a pressure vessel (4-inch), it does not require special safety treatment because it is under 6-inch in diameter. Flow capacity calculations were done to insure that the relief valve chosen would be capable of handling fire/loss of vacuum conditions. The D-Zero Safety Committee Chairman was notified of this testing.

  5. Dentistry 4. X-ray diagnostics; Zahnheilkunde 4. Roentgendiagnostik

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    2014-07-01

    DIN pocketbook 267/4 gives an overview of the normative requirements of the new X-Ray and Radiation Protection Ordinance, which has been in effect since 1 November 2011. This DIN pocketbook is intended for anyone charged with professional responsibility for the use of ionizing radiation in dentistry, operators and users of x-ray devices, radiation protection officers, accredited experts, manufacturers as well as for anyone with an interest in radiation protection or optimal radiological diagnostics. It contains standards relating to the following areas: acceptance and constancy testing; devices for evaluating findings (monitors, film viewing devices), films, printers; archiving, designating, labelling. Adherence to the standards makes it possible to avoid distractive artefacts in x-ray images and optimise the quality of x-ray diagnostics in dentistry.

  6. The Experimental V4X Stirling Engine - A Pioneering Development

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    Lundholm, Gunnar

    2003-11-01

    A Swedish double-acting 35 kW V4 Stirling engine was developed in a pioneering effort with a number of simplified and novel design features. The overall design was made with the intention to fit a passenger car. The engine used standard automotive journal bearing technology, a new robust crosshead design, and sliding seals. A balancing shaft was used to remove first-order imbalances. Cooler, regenerator and heater geometry were first inherited from the Philips 4-65 swash-plate engine. Later a sequence of experimental heaters were designed and tested. Very little has until now been published on this engine, since its development was discontinued in favour of the double-crankshaft U4 engines 4-95 (P40), 4-275 (P75 Mk II and III) and 4-123 (MOD1). These designs were in turn later abandoned (with exception of the solar P40 engine) because of problems with for instance rattling gears. The V4 design concept was then revived in the automotive 60 kW MOD2 engine and the successful Kockums submarine 75 kW V4-275 engine. This paper describes the innovative design features, heater performance results and applications used for the development of fast power control.

  7. "4 x 4 vasovasostomy": A simplified technique for vasectomy reversal

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    Rajeev Kumar

    2010-01-01

    Conclusions : The "4 × 4" modified two-layer vasovasostomy is a simple technique that can be performed in quick time with excellent results. It may allow a common ground between the complex microdot two-layer technique and the over-simplified single-layer procedure.

  8. Littlest Seesaw model from S4 x U(1)

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    King, Stephen F

    2016-01-01

    We show how a minimal (littlest) seesaw model involving two right-handed neutrinos and a very constrained Dirac mass matrix, with one texture zero and two independent Dirac masses, may arise from $S_4\\times U(1)$ symmetry. The resulting CSD3 form of neutrino mass matrix only depends on two real mass parameters plus one undetermined phase. We show how the phase may be fixed to be one of the cube roots of unity by extending the $S_4\\times U(1)$ symmetry to include a product of $Z_3$ factors together with a CP symmetry, which is spontaneously broken leaving a single residual $Z_3$ in the charged lepton sector and a residual $Z_2$ in the neutrino sector, with suppressed higher order corrections. With the phase chosen from the cube roots of unity to be $-2\\pi/3$, the model predicts a normal neutrino mass hierarchy with $m_1=0$, reactor angle $\\theta_{13}=8.7^\\circ$, solar angle $\\theta_{12}=34^\\circ$, atmospheric angle $\\theta_{23}=44^\\circ$, and CP violating oscillation phase $\\delta_{\\rm CP}=-93^\\circ$, dependin...

  9. Acid Thunder: Acid Rain and Ancient Mesoamerica

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    Kahl, Jonathan D. W.; Berg, Craig A.

    2006-01-01

    Much of Mesoamerica's rich cultural heritage is slowly eroding because of acid rain. Just as water dissolves an Alka-Seltzer tablet, acid rain erodes the limestone surfaces of Mexican archaeological sites at a rate of about one-half millimeter per century (Bravo et al. 2003). A half-millimeter may not seem like much, but at this pace, a few…

  10. Acid Thunder: Acid Rain and Ancient Mesoamerica

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    Kahl, Jonathan D. W.; Berg, Craig A.

    2006-01-01

    Much of Mesoamerica's rich cultural heritage is slowly eroding because of acid rain. Just as water dissolves an Alka-Seltzer tablet, acid rain erodes the limestone surfaces of Mexican archaeological sites at a rate of about one-half millimeter per century (Bravo et al. 2003). A half-millimeter may not seem like much, but at this pace, a few…

  11. On the novel superprotonic conductor material {beta}-Cs{sub 3}(HSO{sub 4}){sub 2}[H{sub 2-x}(P{sub 1-x},S{sub x})O{sub 4}] (x{proportional_to}0.5): Does it behave as a solid phase?

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    Vargas, R.A. [Department of Physics, Universidad del Valle, A. A. 25360, Cali (Colombia); Trochez, J.C.; Bornacelli, J.; Nunez, H. [Department of Physics, Universidad del Atlantico, A. A. 1890, Barranquilla (Colombia); Ortiz, E.

    2007-07-01

    The high-temperature phase transition in the novel superprotonic conductor material {beta}-Cs{sub 3}(HSO{sub 4}){sub 2}[H{sub 2-x}(P{sub 1-x},S{sub x})O{sub 4}] (x{proportional_to} 0.5) at T{sub p}=398 K was carefully examined by using simultaneous thermo-gravimetric and differential thermal analysis, modulated differential thermal analysis, and impedance spectroscopy. Our results show evidence that at around this temperature the whole enthalpy-change is due to dehydration processes that take place on the surface of the crystal and promote high protonic conductivity above this temperature. As a consequence, our findings support the hypothesis that the reported superprotonic-conducting phase of this material above T{sub p} probably does not exist. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  12. Crystal structure, superconductivity and magnetic properties of the superconducting ferromagnets Gd{sub 1.4-x}Dy{sub x}Ce{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 2}RuCu{sub 2}O{sub 10} (x=0-0.6)

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    Kalavathi, S.; Janaki, J.; Reddy, G.V.R.; Rao, G.V.N.; Sankara Sastry, V.; Hariharan, Y

    2003-07-15

    The structural, electrical and magnetic properties of the superconducting ferromagnets, Gd{sub 1.4-x}Dy{sub x}Ce{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 2}RuCu{sub 2}O{sub 10} (x=0-0.6) are systematically investigated as a function of Dy doping and temperature. These compounds are characterized by high temperature superconductivity (T{sub c} ranging from 20 to 40 K depending upon the Dy content) co-existing with weak ferromagnetism with two magnetic transitions (T{sub M2} ranging from 95 to 106 K and T{sub M1} around 120 K). Doping with Dy gives no significant structural changes except for a minor change in the c/a ratio. However the superconducting transition temperature is significantly suppressed and magnetic ordering temperature enhanced on Dy doping. These effects are described and discussed.

  13. Microwave dielectric properties of 0.2SrTiO{sub 3}-0.8Ca{sub 0.61}Nd{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 1−x}Al{sub 4x/3}O{sub 3} ceramics

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    Qu, Jingjing [Department of Information Engineering, Guilin University of Aerospace Technology, Guilin 541004 (China); Liu, Fei, E-mail: liufeiguet@163.com [College of Material Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); Yuan, Changlai [College of Material Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin 541004 (China); Liu, Xinyu [College of Material Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); College of Material Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin 541004 (China); Chen, Guohua [College of Material Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin 541004 (China)

    2015-01-15

    Graphical abstract: Dependence of tolerance factor (t), octahedral distortion (Δ) and the resonant frequency (τ{sub f}) as a function of composition (x) of 0.2SrTiO{sub 3}-0.8Ca{sub 0.61}Nd{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 1−x}Al{sub 4x/3}O{sub 3} ceramics sintered at 1520°C for 4 h. - Highlights: • The ST-CNT{sub (1−x)}A{sub 4x/3} ceramics were prepared by solid-state reaction method. • The τ{sub f} values were evaluated by the degree of octahedral distortions (Δ). • The τ{sub f} values could be predicted by the change of tolerance factor (t). • The τ{sub f} values could be predicted by the change of tolerance factor (t). - Abstract: The phase structure, microstructure and the dielectric properties of 0.2SrTiO{sub 3}-0.8Ca{sub 0.61}Nd{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 1−x}Al{sub 4x/3}O{sub 3} (0.2 ≤ x ≤ 0.5) ceramics sintered at 1420–1580 °C with conventional solid-state route had been investigated. It was found that the orthorhombic perovskite phase with a small amount of unknown second phase was obtained in the compositional range of 0.2 ≤ x ≤ 0.5. Partial substitution of Ca{sup 2+} and Nd{sup 3+} by Sr{sup 2+} on the A site resulted in a slight increase in the dielectric constant (ε{sub r}) for Ca{sub 0.61}Nd{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 1−x}Al{sub 4x/3}O{sub 3} ceramics. With an increasing of x, the interchange of Ti{sup 4+} and Al{sup 3+} on the B site caused the increase in quality factor (Q·f). Moreover the temperature coefficient of the resonant frequency (τ{sub f}) gradually reduced to close to zero with a rise of x from 0.2 to 0.5. And the variation of the τ{sub f} values with the change of tolerance factor (t) and oxygen octahedral distortion (Δ) was discussed as well. An optimized microwave dielectric properties with ε{sub r} ∼ 48.3, Q·f ∼ 40,700 GHz (at 4.98 GHz) and τ{sub f} ∼ 3.6 ppm/°C could be obtained as x = 0.5 after being sintered at 1520 °C for 4 h.

  14. 采取4x-2x杂交从二倍体中把Bacillus thuringiensis cry 3Aa转基因导入四倍体马铃薯:倍数增加对转基因表达的影响和TPS杂种生产的意义

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    A.A.T.Johnson; 谢国禄

    2004-01-01

    试验有3个目的:一是表明在第一次分裂恢复就产生非还原配子的二倍体马铃薯基因型中具有重经济意义的转基因;二是采用4x-2x杂交把转基因导入四倍体后代;三是分析倍数增加对四倍体后代中转基因表达的影响。通过非还原配子检测了倍数增加对马

  15. The contrasting effect of the Ta/Nb ratio in (111)-layered B-site deficient hexagonal perovskite Ba5Nb4-xTaxO15 crystals on visible-light-induced photocatalytic water oxidation activity of their oxynitride derivatives.

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    Hojamberdiev, Mirabbos; Bekheet, Maged F; Zahedi, Ehsan; Wagata, Hajime; Vequizo, Junie Jhon M; Yamakata, Akira; Yubuta, Kunio; Gurlo, Aleksander; Domen, Kazunari; Teshima, Katsuya

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    The effect of the Ta/Nb ratio in the (111)-layered B-site deficient hexagonal perovskite Ba5Nb4-xTaxO15 (0 ≤ x ≤ 4) crystals grown by a KCl flux method on visible-light-induced photocatalytic water oxidation activity of their oxynitride derivatives BaNb1-xTaxO2N (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) was investigated. The Rietveld refinement of X-ray data revealed that all Ba5Nb4-xTaxO15 samples were well crystallized in the space group P3[combining macron]m1 (no. 164). Phase-pure BaNb1-xTaxO2N (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) porous structures were obtained by nitridation of the flux-grown oxide crystals at 950 °C for 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 h, respectively. The absorption edge of BaNb1-xTaxO2N (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) was slightly shifted from 720 to 690 nm with the increasing Ta/Nb ratio. The O2 evolution rate gradually progressed and reached the highest value (127.24 μmol in the first 2 h) with the Ta content up to 50 mol% but decreased at 75 and 100 mol% presumably due to the reduced specific surface area and high density of structural defects, such as grain boundaries acting as recombination centers, originated from high-temperature nitridation for prolonged periods. Transient absorption spectroscopy provided evidence for the effect of the Ta/Nb ratio on the behavior and energy states of photogenerated charge carriers, indicating a direct correlation with photocatalytic water oxidation activity of BaNb1-xTaxO2N.

  16. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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    Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the ... the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Omega-3 fatty acids are in a class of ...

  17. Omega-6 Fatty Acids

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    Omega-6 fatty acids are types of fats. Some types are found in vegetable oils, including corn, evening primrose seed, safflower, and soybean oils. Other types of omega-6 fatty acids are found in black currant ...

  18. Lactic acid test

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003507.htm Lactic acid test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Lactic acid is mainly produced in muscle cells and red ...

  19. Catalytic Synthesis Lactobionic Acid

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Gold nanoparticles are obtained, characterized and deposited on the carrier. Conducted catalytic synthesis of lactobionic acid from lactose. Received lactobionic acid identify on the IR spectrum.

  20. Amino Acid Metabolism Disorders

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    ... this process. One group of these disorders is amino acid metabolism disorders. They include phenylketonuria (PKU) and maple syrup urine disease. Amino acids are "building blocks" that join together to form ...

  1. Facts about Folic Acid

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    ... Partners About Us Information For… Media Policy Makers Facts About Folic Acid Language: English (US) Español ( ... a woman needs 400 micrograms (mcg) every day. Facts About Folic Acid Download and print this fact ...

  2. Azelaic Acid Topical

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    Azelaic acid gel and foam is used to clear the bumps, lesions, and swelling caused by rosacea (a skin ... redness, flushing, and pimples on the face). Azelaic acid cream is used to treat the pimples and ...

  3. Folic Acid Quiz

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    ... About Us Information For… Media Policy Makers Folic Acid Quiz Language: English (US) Español (Spanish) Recommend ... button beside the question. Good Luck! 1. Folic acid is: A a B vitamin B a form ...

  4. Field evaluation of an acid rain-drought stress interaction.

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    Banwart, W L

    1988-01-01

    Various methods have been proposed to simulate natural field conditions for growing agricultural crops while controlling conditions to study specific environmental effects. This report briefly describes the use of moveable rain exclusion shelters (10.4 x 40.9 m) to study the results of the interaction of acid rain and drought stress on corn and soybean yields. The rain exclusion shelters are constructed of galvanized pipe framing and covered with polyethylene film. Movement is automated by a rain switch to protect crops from ambient rainfall and to treat them with simulated acid rain The facility simulates a real environment with respect to variables such as solar exposure, wind movement, dew formation, and insect exposure, while allowing careful control of moisture regimes. Soybeans and corn were treated with average rainfall amounts, and with one-half and one-quarter of these rainfall amounts (drought stress) at two levels of rainfall acidity, pH 5.6 and 3.0. While drought stress resulted in considerable yield reduction for Amsoy and Williams soybeans, no additional reduction in yield was observed with rainfall of pH 3.0, as compared to rainfall of approximately pH 5.6. Similar results were observed for one corn cultivar, Pioneer 3377. For one year of the study however, yield of B73 x Mo17 (corn) was reduced 3139 kg ha(-1) by the most severe drought, and an additional 1883 kg ha(-1) by acid rain of pH 3.0, as compared to the control (pH 5.6). Yield reduction from acidic rain was considerably less at full water rates, resulting in a significant pH by drought stress interaction. However, during the second year of the experiment, no pH effect or drought by pH interaction was observed for this cultivar. The reason for the difference in the two years was not identified.

  5. Immunoglobulin and fatty acids

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    2009-01-01

    The present invention relates to a composition comprising 0.1-10 w/w % immunoglobulin (Ig), 4-14 w/w % saturated fatty acids, 4-14 w/w % mono-unsaturated fatty acids and 0-5 w/w % poly-unsaturated fatty acids, wherein the weight percentages are based on the content of dry matter in the composition...

  6. The Acid Rain Reader.

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    Stubbs, Harriett S.; And Others

    A topic which is often not sufficiently dealt with in elementary school textbooks is acid rain. This student text is designed to supplement classroom materials on the topic. Discussed are: (1) "Rain"; (2) "Water Cycle"; (3) "Fossil Fuels"; (4) "Air Pollution"; (5) "Superstacks"; (6) "Acid/Neutral/Bases"; (7) "pH Scale"; (8) "Acid Rain"; (9)…

  7. Stomach acid test

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    Gastric acid secretion test ... of the cells in the stomach to release acid. The stomach contents are then removed and analyzed. ... 3.5). These numbers are converted to actual acid production in units of milliequivalents per hour (mEq/ ...

  8. Acid Lipase Disease

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    ... Page You are here Home » Disorders » All Disorders Acid Lipase Disease Information Page Acid Lipase Disease Information Page What research is being ... research to understand lipid storage diseases such as acid lipase deficiency. Additional research studies hope to identify ...

  9. Acid Rain Study Guide.

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    Hunger, Carolyn; And Others

    Acid rain is a complex, worldwide environmental problem. This study guide is intended to aid teachers of grades 4-12 to help their students understand what acid rain is, why it is a problem, and what possible solutions exist. The document contains specific sections on: (1) the various terms used in conjunction with acid rain (such as acid…

  10. The Acid Rain Reader.

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    Stubbs, Harriett S.; And Others

    A topic which is often not sufficiently dealt with in elementary school textbooks is acid rain. This student text is designed to supplement classroom materials on the topic. Discussed are: (1) "Rain"; (2) "Water Cycle"; (3) "Fossil Fuels"; (4) "Air Pollution"; (5) "Superstacks"; (6) "Acid/Neutral/Bases"; (7) "pH Scale"; (8) "Acid Rain"; (9)…

  11. Tailoring the Synergistic Bronsted-Lewis acidic effects in Heteropolyacid catalysts: Applied in Esterification and Transesterification Reactions

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    Tao, Meilin; Xue, Lifang; Sun, Zhong; Wang, Shengtian; Wang, Xiaohong; Shi, Junyou

    2015-09-01

    In order to investigate the influences of Lewis metals on acidic properties and catalytic activities, a series of Keggin heteropolyacid (HPA) catalysts, HnPW11MO39 (M = TiIV, CuII, AlIII, SnIV, FeIII, CrIII, ZrIV and ZnII; for Ti and Zr, the number of oxygen is 40), were prepared and applied in the esterification and transesterification reactions. Only those cations with moderate Lewis acidity had a higher impact. Ti Substituted HPA, H5PW11TiO40, posse lower acid content compared with TixH3-4xPW12O40 (Ti partial exchanged protons in saturated H3PW12O40), which demonstrated that the Lewis metal as an addenda atom (H5PW11TiO40) was less efficient than those as counter cations (TixH3-4xPW12O40). On the other hand, the highest conversion reached 92.2% in transesterification and 97.4% in esterification. Meanwhile, a good result was achieved by H5PW11TiO40 in which the total selectivity of DAG and TGA was 96.7%. In addition, calcination treatment to H5PW11TiO40 make it insoluble in water which resulted in a heterogeneous catalyst feasible for reuse.

  12. Demospongic Acids Revisited

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    Gilles Barnathan

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The well-known fatty acids with a D5,9 unsaturation system were designated for a long period as demospongic acids, taking into account that they originally occurred in marine Demospongia sponges. However, such acids have also been observed in various marine sources with a large range of chain-lengths (C16–C32 and from some terrestrial plants with short acyl chains (C18–C19. Finally, the D5,9 fatty acids appear to be a particular type of non-methylene-interrupted fatty acids (NMA FAs. This article reviews the occurrence of these particular fatty acids in marine and terrestrial organisms and shows the biosynthetic connections between D5,9 fatty acids and other NMI FAs.

  13. Acidic Ionic Liquids.

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    Amarasekara, Ananda S

    2016-05-25

    Ionic liquid with acidic properties is an important branch in the wide ionic liquid field and the aim of this article is to cover all aspects of these acidic ionic liquids, especially focusing on the developments in the last four years. The structural diversity and synthesis of acidic ionic liquids are discussed in the introduction sections of this review. In addition, an unambiguous classification system for various types of acidic ionic liquids is presented in the introduction. The physical properties including acidity, thermo-physical properties, ionic conductivity, spectroscopy, and computational studies on acidic ionic liquids are covered in the next sections. The final section provides a comprehensive review on applications of acidic ionic liquids in a wide array of fields including catalysis, CO2 fixation, ionogel, electrolyte, fuel-cell, membrane, biomass processing, biodiesel synthesis, desulfurization of gasoline/diesel, metal processing, and metal electrodeposition.

  14. [Biosynthesis of adipic acid].

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    Han, Li; Chen, Wujiu; Yuan, Fei; Zhang, Yuanyuan; Wang, Qinhong; Ma, Yanhe

    2013-10-01

    Adipic acid is a six-carbon dicarboxylic acid, mainly for the production of polymers such as nylon, chemical fiber and engineering plastics. Its annual demand is close to 3 million tons worldwide. Currently, the industrial production of adipic acid is based on the oxidation of aromatics from non-renewable petroleum resources by chemo-catalytic processes. It is heavily polluted and unsustainable, and the possible alternative method for adipic acid production should be developed. In the past years, with the development of synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, green and clean biotechnological methods for adipic acid production attracted more attention. In this study, the research advances of adipic acid and its precursor production are reviewed, followed by addressing the perspective of the possible new pathways for adipic acid production.

  15. Boric acid and boronic acids inhibition of pigeonpea urease.

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    Reddy, K Ravi Charan; Kayastha, Arvind M

    2006-08-01

    Urease from the seeds of pigeonpea was competitively inhibited by boric acid, butylboronic acid, phenylboronic acid, and 4-bromophenylboronic acid; 4-bromophenylboronic acid being the strongest inhibitor, followed by boric acid > butylboronic acid > phenylboronic acid, respectively. Urease inhibition by boric acid is maximal at acidic pH (5.0) and minimal at alkaline pH (10.0), i.e., the trigonal planar B(OH)3 form is a more effective inhibitor than the tetrahedral B(OH)4 -anionic form. Similarly, the anionic form of phenylboronic acid was least inhibiting in nature.

  16. Acid-Base Homeostasis.

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    Hamm, L Lee; Nakhoul, Nazih; Hering-Smith, Kathleen S

    2015-12-07

    Acid-base homeostasis and pH regulation are critical for both normal physiology and cell metabolism and function. The importance of this regulation is evidenced by a variety of physiologic derangements that occur when plasma pH is either high or low. The kidneys have the predominant role in regulating the systemic bicarbonate concentration and hence, the metabolic component of acid-base balance. This function of the kidneys has two components: reabsorption of virtually all of the filtered HCO3(-) and production of new bicarbonate to replace that consumed by normal or pathologic acids. This production or generation of new HCO3(-) is done by net acid excretion. Under normal conditions, approximately one-third to one-half of net acid excretion by the kidneys is in the form of titratable acid. The other one-half to two-thirds is the excretion of ammonium. The capacity to excrete ammonium under conditions of acid loads is quantitatively much greater than the capacity to increase titratable acid. Multiple, often redundant pathways and processes exist to regulate these renal functions. Derangements in acid-base homeostasis, however, are common in clinical medicine and can often be related to the systems involved in acid-base transport in the kidneys.

  17. Valence state of transition metal ions in Co{sub 1−x}Fe{sub x}Cr{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.5) ceramics from X-ray photoelectron and Mössbauer spectroscopy data

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    Kochur, A.G., E-mail: agk@rgups.ru [Rostov State Transport University, 2 Narodnogo Opolcheniya, Rostov on Don 344038 (Russian Federation); Kozakov, A.T.; Googlev, K.A.; Kubrin, S.P.; Nikolskii, A.V. [Scientific Research Institute of Physics at Southern Federal University, 194 Stachki, Rostov on Don 344191 (Russian Federation); Torgashev, V.I. [Faculty of Physics, Southern Federal University, 5 Zorge, Rostov-on-Don 344090 (Russian Federation); Bush, A.A.; Shkuratov, V.Ya. [Moscow State Technical University of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Vernadskogo 78, Moscow 119454 (Russian Federation); Shevtsova, S.I. [Scientific Research Institute of Physics at Southern Federal University, 194 Stachki, Rostov on Don 344191 (Russian Federation)

    2015-07-05

    Highlights: • Ceramics Co{sub 1−x}Fe{sub x}Cr{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.5) are synthesized. • Valence state of 3d metal ions is studied with XPS and Mössbauer spectroscopy. • Ionic states of Co and Cr are 2+ and 3+; Fe ions are Fe{sup 2+} and Fe{sup 3+}, Fe{sup 3+} prevailing. • Relative Fe{sup 3+}/Fe{sup 2+} content grows with x; it is the same in the bulk and near surface. • Fe atoms substitute both Co and Cr atoms forming partly inverse spinel structure. - Abstract: Ceramics with nominal composition Co{sub 1−x}Fe{sub x}Cr{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.5) are synthesized via a solid state reaction method. Crystal structure of samples is studied with X-ray diffraction. Actual elemental composition is determined using X-ray microanalysis and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Samples’ morphology is studied with scanning electron microscopy. Valence state of the Co, Fe and Cr ions is determined from 2p X-ray photoelectron spectra and Mössbauer spectra. XPS are assigned based on calculations with allowance for the multiplet splitting, crystal field, and the charge-transfer effects. Cobalt ions are found to be bivalent in tetrahedral coordination; chromium ions are trivalent in octahedral coordination. Fe ions are mostly in trivalent states, although Fe{sup 2+} ions are also present in significant amounts. Fe{sup 2+} ions are in tetrahedral coordination while Fe{sup 3+} ions occupy both tetrahedral and octahedral sites. Bulk and near-surface elemental compositions of the ceramic grains are noticeably different. Relative Fe{sup 3+}/Fe{sup 2+} contents are the same in the volume and at the surface of the samples; relative number of Fe{sup 3+} ions increases upon the increase of x. A model of partly inverse spinel structure is suggested where the atoms of iron substitute both Co and Cr atoms.

  18. Studies on Anther Development of 4x Sexual Polyploidization Male Sterile Lines in Non-heading Chinese Cabbage%有性多倍化白菜四倍体雄性不育花药发育的解剖学研究

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    钟程; 田鑫; 张蜀宁; 张文华

    2012-01-01

    [目的]对有性多倍化雄性不育系花药的败育时期和方式进行研究,为雄性不育基础研究提供理论依据.[方法]以同源四倍体白菜为母本,以秋水仙素诱导筛选出含2n配子较高的二倍体为父本杂交获得四倍体不育系及其保持系为材料,采用常规石蜡切片法对其花药进行解剖学研究,观察其花药的败育时期.[结果]退化的雄蕊可分为4种类型,均败育于孢原细胞分化期,始终处在孢原细胞期,无绒毡层与花粉母细胞的分化,不形成药室,属孢子体败育型.[结论]有性多倍化白菜四倍体雄性不育的4种类型都是孢子体败育型.%[Objective]Cytological investigation on microsporogenesis of male sterility of sexual polyploidizationmale sterile lines in non-heading Chinese cabbage were studied to provide theoretical basis for the male sterility. [Method]Anther anatomical structure and development were observed using a light microscope through paraffin slices on the production of Ax CMS by sexual polyploidization and its maintainer line in Chinese cabbage. Abortion stage of 4x CMS was observed. [Jiesult] There were four types in the degraded stamens. The abortion of stamen occurred at the stage of archesporial cell differentiation,at which there was no differentiation of fibrous layer,tapetum and microspore mother cell. It belonged to non-sporange cytoplasmic male sterility. [Conclusion]Four types of the 4x sexual polyploidization CMS lines in non-heading Chinese cabbage were sporophyte abortion.

  19. Microstructural and magnetic studies on BaMg{sub x}Zn{sub x}X{sub 2x}Fe{sub 12−4x}O{sub 19} (X=Zr,Ce,Sn) prepared via mechanical activation method to act as a microwave absorber in X-band

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    Afghahi, Seyyed Salman Seyyed [Department of Engineering, Imam Hossein University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Jafarian, Mojtaba, E-mail: m.jafarian@iau-shahrood.ac.ir [Department of Material Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Atassi, Yomen [Department of Applied Physics, Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology, Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic)

    2016-05-15

    In this study, doped barium hexaferrite with the composition of BaMg{sub x}Zn{sub x}X{sub 2x}Fe{sub 12−4x}O{sub 19} (where x= 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 0.9 and X= Zr, Ce, Sn) was prepared via mechanical activation. X-ray diffractometer (XRD), FTIR spectrophotometer, Field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and vector network analyzer (VNA) were used to analyze its phases, structure, electromagnetic and microwave absorption properties respectively. Based on the results, single phase barium hexaferrite was obtained in all cases after milling the mixed powders for 20 h plus calcination at 1000 °C for 5 h. Morphology of the particles in all of the doped samples was completely hexagonal shape and they had an appropriate distribution. It was found that the sample of BaMg{sub 0.9}Zn{sub 0.9}Zr{sub 1.8}Fe{sub 8.4}O{sub 19} with saturation magnetization and coercive force of 37.3 emu/g and 94 Oe respectively possessed the maximum reflection loss of −19.3 dB at 12.3 GHz with 1.7 GHz bandwidth. - Highlights: • The mechanical activation method was used to prepare: BaMg{sub x}Zn{sub x}X{sub 2x}Fe{sub 12−4x}O{sub 19}(X=Zr, Ce, and Sn) with values of xequal to 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, and 0.9. • Morphology of the particles in all of the doped samples was completely hexagonal shape and they had an appropriate distribution. • BaMg{sub 0.9}Zn{sub 0.9}Zr{sub 1.8}Fe{sub 8.4}O{sub 19} possesses the maximum reflection loss of −19.3 dB at 12.3 GHz with 1.7 GHz bandwidth.

  20. Structural evolution of Ba{sub 8}Ti{sub 3}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 24} from BaTiO{sub 3} using a series of Ba(Ti{sub 1−5x}Nb{sub 4x})O{sub 3} solid solutions

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    Barrientos Hernández, F.R., E-mail: frbh68@hotmail.com [Academic Area of Earth Sciences and Materials, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Road Pachuca-Tulancingo km 4.5, Mineral de la Reforma zip code 42184, Hidalgo (Mexico); Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, ESIQIE, National Polytechnic Institute, UPALM, Zacatenco, Mexico City, zip code 07738 (Mexico); Lira Hernández, I.A. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, ESIQIE, National Polytechnic Institute, UPALM, Zacatenco, Mexico City, zip code 07738 (Mexico); Industrial Engineering Department, Technological Institute of Pachuca, Road México-Pachuca km. 87.5, Pachuca de Soto zip code 42080, Hidalgo (Mexico); Gómez Yáñez, C. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, ESIQIE, National Polytechnic Institute, UPALM, Zacatenco, Mexico City, zip code 07738 (Mexico); Arenas Flores, A. [Academic Area of Earth Sciences and Materials, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Road Pachuca-Tulancingo km 4.5, Mineral de la Reforma zip code 42184, Hidalgo (Mexico); Cabrera Sierra, R. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, ESIQIE, National Polytechnic Institute, UPALM, Zacatenco, Mexico City, zip code 07738 (Mexico); Pérez Labra, M. [Academic Area of Earth Sciences and Materials, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Road Pachuca-Tulancingo km 4.5, Mineral de la Reforma zip code 42184, Hidalgo (Mexico)

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    Highlights: • The evolution phase Ba{sub 8}Ti{sub 3}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 24} was obtained through the mechanism Ba(Ti{sub 1-5x}Nb{sub 4x})O{sub 3}. • Addition of niobium can accelerate grain growth of BaTiO{sub 3} ceramics. • Ba{sub 8}Ti{sub 3}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 24} presents a dielectric loss of 0.0035 and permittivity value of 54.6. • Electrical measurements showed that Nb{sup 5+} content drops Curie temperature. • Samples with x ⩾ 0.0625 shows an insulating behavior. -- Abstract: In this work, the structural evolution of hexagonal phase Ba{sub 8}Ti{sub 3}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 24} by adding Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5} to perovskite structure of BaTiO{sub 3} was investigated. The compositions Ba(Ti{sub 1-5x}Nb{sub 4x})O{sub 3} ceramics, with 0.00025 ⩽ x ⩽ 0.125 were prepared by the conventional solid state route in air atmosphere, the powders precursors, BaTiO{sub 3}, BaCO{sub 3} and Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}, were mixed in stoichiometric proportions and ground in a ball mill using alumina balls and acetone. The mixed powders were calcined at temperatures up to 1500 °C. The phase transformation of Ba{sub 8}Ti{sub 3}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 24} from BaTiO{sub 3} was studied by DRX, Raman spectroscopy, SEM, electrical measurements (relative permittivity and P–E hysteresis loops); Rietveld’s refinement was used to structurally characterize the samples. For the devices obtained capacitance was measured at 1 kHz; with these values we calculated the relative permittivity. The samples show typical P–E hysteresis loops at room temperature accompanied by saturation polarization (Ps) and remnant polarization (Pr). The DRX and Rietveld’s refinement results show x ⩽ 0.01 has a ferroelectric behavior. When the doped level is increased x ⩾ 0.02, a peak displacement is observed, this is due to the phase transformation of tetragonal to cubic into the unit cell. Finally, with x = 0.125 the crystal structure transforms to the characteristic hexagonal phase Ba{sub 8}Ti{sub 3}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 24} which

  1. Glycolic Acid 15% Plus Salicylic Acid 2%

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    Sánchez-Blanco, Elena

    2011-01-01

    Background: Facial flat warts are a contagious viral disease that can cause disturbing cosmetic problems. Topical glycolic acid has been reported to be effective in dermatological treatment depending on the exfoliant capacity, but has not often been reported to be effective in the treatment of facial flat warts. Objective: The aim of this paper was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of glycolic acid 15% topical gel plus salicylic acid 2% in the treatment of recalcitrant facial flat warts. Methods: A total of 20 consecutive patients 7 to 16 years of age with recalcitrant facial flat warts were enrolled in this study. Patients having warts by the eye and lip regions were excluded from the study. A fine layer of face gel was applied to the treatment area once daily. Most of the participants had tried different treatments with no success. Assessments for the response and the occurrence of side effects were performed every two weeks at Weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8. Results: All the patients were clinically cured within eight weeks. Seven patients cleared in four weeks, and 13 patients cleared in eight weeks. No noticeable adverse events were related to the skin. Conclusion: Topical gel of glycolic acid 15% plus salicylic acid 2% is safe and effective when applied to facial flat warts once daily until clearance and may be considered as first-line treatment. PMID:21938272

  2. Nitrogen Lewis Acids.

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    Pogoreltsev, Alla; Tulchinsky, Yuri; Fridman, Natalia; Gandelman, Mark

    2017-03-22

    Being a major conception of chemistry, Lewis acids have found countless applications throughout chemical enterprise. Although many chemical elements can serve as the central atom of Lewis acids, nitrogen is usually associated with Lewis bases. Here, we report on the first example of robust and modifiable Lewis acids centered on the nitrogen atom, which provide stable and well-characterized adducts with various Lewis bases. On the basis of the reactivity of nitrogen Lewis acids, we prepared, for the first time, cyclic triazanes, a class of cyclic organic compounds sequentially bearing three all-saturated nitrogen atoms (N-N-N motif). Reactivity abilities of these N-Lewis acids were explained by theoretical calculations. Properties and future applications of nitrogen Lewis acids are intriguing.

  3. Synthesis of ZnO Nanograins by Immersing Zn Powders in Oxalic Acid Solution Plus Thermal Decomposition.

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    Xu, Chunhua; Wang, Jingzhe; Wang, Yunxia

    2015-12-01

    A simple and inexpensive method to synthesize ZnO nanograin powders from Zn powders is reported in this paper and phase change from Zn powders to ZnO nanograins during the process is studied in detail. Zinc powders were immersed into 1.0 mol/l oxalic acid aqueous solution for various times and then dried at ambient condition. As-prepared precursors were decomposed in air at temperatures of 200-600 degrees C for 2 hours. As-prepared samples were characterized with scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The results show that the precursors after immersing zinc powders in oxalic acid aqueous solution are ZnC2O4 x 2H2O/Zn(OH)2 dense blocks which consist of 5-10 nm grains. ZnC2O4 x 2H2O/Zn(OH)2 dense blocks decompose into ZnC2O4/ZnO blocks after heating in air at 200 degrees C x ZnC2O4/ZnO blocks further decompose into loose ZnO blocks after heating in air at 400 degrees C and grain sizes of ZnO are - 10 nm in the loose blocks. The phase transitions from Zn powders to ZnO nanograins during the two-step synthesis are analyzed thermodynamically. A physical model is suggested to explain the morphology changes from ZnC2O4 x 2H2O/Zn(OH)2 dense blocks to ZnO loose blocks, based on the volume changes during the phase transitions.

  4. Citric Acid Alternative to Nitric Acid Passivation

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    Lewis, Pattie L. (Compiler)

    2013-01-01

    The Ground Systems Development and Operations GSDO) Program at NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has the primary objective of modernizing and transforming the launch and range complex at KSC to benefit current and future NASA programs along with other emerging users. Described as the launch support and infrastructure modernization program in the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, the GSDO Program will develop and implement shared infrastructure and process improvements to provide more flexible, affordable, and responsive capabilities to a multi-user community. In support of the GSDO Program, the purpose of this project is to demonstratevalidate citric acid as a passivation agent for stainless steel. Successful completion of this project will result in citric acid being qualified for use as an environmentally preferable alternative to nitric acid for passivation of stainless steel alloys in NASA and DoD applications.

  5. USGS Tracks Acid Rain

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    Gordon, John D.; Nilles, Mark A.; Schroder, LeRoy J.

    1995-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been actively studying acid rain for the past 15 years. When scientists learned that acid rain could harm fish, fear of damage to our natural environment from acid rain concerned the American public. Research by USGS scientists and other groups began to show that the processes resulting in acid rain are very complex. Scientists were puzzled by the fact that in some cases it was difficult to demonstrate that the pollution from automobiles and factories was causing streams or lakes to become more acidic. Further experiments showed how the natural ability of many soils to neutralize acids would reduce the effects of acid rain in some locations--at least as long as the neutralizing ability lasted (Young, 1991). The USGS has played a key role in establishing and maintaining the only nationwide network of acid rain monitoring stations. This program is called the National Atmospheric Deposition Program/National Trends Network (NADP/NTN). Each week, at approximately 220 NADP/NTN sites across the country, rain and snow samples are collected for analysis. NADP/NTN site in Montana. The USGS supports about 72 of these sites. The information gained from monitoring the chemistry of our nation's rain and snow is important for testing the results of pollution control laws on acid rain.

  6. Parenteral Nutrition: Amino Acids

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    Hoffer, Leonard John

    2017-01-01

    There is growing interest in nutrition therapies that deliver a generous amount of protein, but not a toxic amount of energy, to protein-catabolic critically ill patients. Parenteral amino acids can achieve this goal. This article summarizes the biochemical and nutritional principles that guide parenteral amino acid therapy, explains how parenteral amino acid solutions are formulated, and compares the advantages and disadvantages of different parenteral amino acid products with enterally-delivered whole protein products in the context of protein-catabolic critical illness. PMID:28287411

  7. Parenteral Nutrition: Amino Acids.

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    Hoffer, Leonard John

    2017-03-10

    There is growing interest in nutrition therapies that deliver a generous amount of protein, but not a toxic amount of energy, to protein-catabolic critically ill patients. Parenteral amino acids can achieve this goal. This article summarizes the biochemical and nutritional principles that guide parenteral amino acid therapy, explains how parenteral amino acid solutions are formulated, and compares the advantages and disadvantages of different parenteral amino acid products with enterally-delivered whole protein products in the context of protein-catabolic critical illness.

  8. Cu nuclear quadrupole resonance study of La sub 2 sub - sub x Sr sub x Cu sub 1 sub - sub y Zn sub y O sub 4 (x=0.10, 0.15 and 0.20). Zn-induced wipeout effect near the magnetic and electric instability

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    Yamagata, H; Nakamura, K; Matsumura, M; Itoh, Y

    2003-01-01

    We studied Zn-substitution effect on the high-T sub c superconductors, underdoped La sub 2 sub - sub x Sr sub x Cu sub 1 sub - sub y Zn sub y O sub 4 (x=0.10; y=0, 0.01, 0.02), optimally doped (x=0.15; y=0, 0.02), and overdoped (x=0.20; y=0, 0.03, 0.06) in a temperature range of T=4.2-300 K, using Cu nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) spin-echo technique. We found full disappearance of the Cu NQR signals for the Zn-substituted, Sr-underdoped x=0.10 samples below about 40 K, partial disappearance for the Sr-optimally doped ones below about 50 K, but not for the overdoped x=0.20 ones. From the Zn-doping, the Sr-doping and the temperature dependence of the wipeout effect, we associate the wipeout effect with Zn-induced Curie magnetism or its extended glassy charge-spin stripe formation. (author)

  9. Study on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Properties of Na_0.5Bi_0.5TiO_3-K_0.5Bi_0.5TiO_3-BaTiO_3 Lead-Free Piezoceramics System%(1-4x)NBT-3xKBT-xBT系无铅压电陶瓷性能研究

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    廖润华; 李月明; 江向平; 杜洁; 李小红

    2009-01-01

    采用传统固相法制备了(1-4x)NBT-3xKBT-xBT(x=0.020~0.035)体系压电陶瓷.通过XRD分析,发现该体系陶瓷都能形成单一的钙钛矿型固溶体,并在0.025≤x≤0.032范围内具有三方和四方共存结构,为该体系的准同型相界.当x=0.028时,d_(33)=162 pC/N,Q_m=203.29,k_p=0.234.同时分析了该体系陶瓷材料在1, 10, 100 kHz下介电常数-温度曲线和介电损耗-温度曲线,发现该体系陶瓷样品的介电温谱都存在两个介电反常峰,且介电常数和介电损耗与频率存在很强的依赖性,表明该体系材料具有弛豫型铁电体性质.

  10. Diffused AFE/RFE/PE phase transitions in (Pb0.88Ba0.1La0.02)(Zr0.6Sn0.4- x Ti x )0.995O3 ceramics obtained from oxides and carbonates

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    Niemiec, Przemysław; Skulski, Ryszard; Bochenek, Dariusz; Wawrzała, Paweł

    2013-02-01

    We present the results of preparation and investigation of antiferroelectric/relaxor/paraelectric (AFE/RFE/PE) phase transitions in ceramics, (Pb0.88Ba0.1La0.02)(Zr0.6Sn0.4- x Ti x )0.995O3 with x = 0.05, 0.055, 0.06, and 0.065, obtained from oxides and carbonates using a conventional ceramic technology. Such compositions can be good candidates for energy storage in pulse capacitors. For such application, the critical field should be appropriate, i.e., neither too high nor too low, since the transition from AFE to FE/RFE properties should take place in fields close to electric breakdown, since in such situation the stored energy is the biggest. We present the results of investigations of the microstructure, dielectric permittivity, and P-E hysteresis loops at various temperatures. It has been stated that some of the investigated materials exhibit field-induced AFE/FE or AFE/RF transition appropriate for application in pulse capacitors.

  11. Speeds of sound in {l_brace}(1 - x)CH{sub 4} + xN{sub 2}{r_brace} with x = (0.10001, 0.19999, and 0.5422) at temperatures between 170 K and 400 K and pressures up to 30 MPa

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    Estela-Uribe, J.F. [Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Javeriana-Cali, Calle 18, 118-250 Cali (Colombia); Trusler, J.P.M. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: m.trusler@imperial.ac.uk; Chamorro, C.R. [Grupo de Termodinamica y Calibracion (TERMOCAL), Dpto. Ingenieria Energetica y Fluidomecanica, E.T.S. de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad de Valladolid, E-47071 Valladolid (Spain); Segovia, J.J. [Grupo de Termodinamica y Calibracion (TERMOCAL), Dpto. Ingenieria Energetica y Fluidomecanica, E.T.S. de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad de Valladolid, E-47071 Valladolid (Spain); Martin, M.C. [Grupo de Termodinamica y Calibracion (TERMOCAL), Dpto. Ingenieria Energetica y Fluidomecanica, E.T.S. de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad de Valladolid, E-47071 Valladolid (Spain); Villamanan, M.A. [Grupo de Termodinamica y Calibracion (TERMOCAL), Dpto. Ingenieria Energetica y Fluidomecanica, E.T.S. de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad de Valladolid, E-47071 Valladolid (Spain)

    2006-07-15

    The speed of sound in {l_brace}(1 - x)CH{sub 4} + xN{sub 2}{r_brace} has been measured with a spherical acoustic resonator. Two mixtures with x = (0.10001 and 0.19999) were studied along isotherms at temperatures between 220 K and 400 K with pressures up to 20 MPa; a few additional measurements at p = (25 and 30) MPa are also reported. A third mixture with x = 0.5422 was studied along pseudo-isochores at amount-of-substance densities between 0.2 mol . dm{sup -3} and 5 mol . dm{sup -3}. Corrections for molecular vibrational relaxation are discussed in detail and relaxation times are reported. The overall uncertainty of the measured speeds of sound is estimated to be not worse than {+-}0.02%, except for those measurements in the mixture with x = 0.5422 that lie along the pseduo-isochore at the highest amount-of-substance density. The results have been compared with the predictions of several equations of state used for natural gas systems.

  12. Actions of ricinoleic acid and structurally related fatty acids of the gastrointestinal tract. I. Effects on smooth muscle contractility in vitro.

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    Stewart, J J; Gaginella, T S; Bass, P

    1975-11-01

    Ricinoleic acid and several structurally related compounds were tested for their effects on the smooth muscle contractions of the coaxially stimulated guinea-pig ileum, the spontaneously contracting rabbit jejunum, 90 mM potassium depolarized guinea-pig taenia coli and rat colon. In concentrations of 1.25 X 10(-5) to 4 X 10(-4) M, ricinoleate produced a dose-dependent depression of the stimulated guinea-pig ileum. This action was not produced by matching concentrations of oleate, elaidate, linoleate, 12-hydroxystearic acid, 10(9)-hydroxystearate, the methyl ester of ricinoleic acid or the trans isomer, recinelaidate. The alcohol derivative, ricinoleyl alcohol, was active and, although the depression produced by it took longer to maximize, the dose-response curves for ricinoleate and ricinoleyl alcohol on this tissue were almost superimposable. Ricinoleate showed the same qualitative and quantitative effects on the spontaneously contracting rabbit jejunum, but several differences were noted on the depolarized preparations. Ricinoleate-induced depression of depolarized smooth muscle was much slower in onset and required about 10 times higher concentrations to achieve equivalent responses. The results show that ricinoleic acid, the active ingredient in castor oil, is not a stimulant or irritant to isolated intestinal smooth muscle.

  13. Diterpenoid acids from Grindelia nana.

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    Mahmoud, A A; Ahmed, A A; Tanaka, T; Iinuma, M

    2000-03-01

    Two new norditerpenoid acids of the labdane-type (norgrindelic acids), 4,5-dehydro-6-oxo-18-norgrindelic acid (1) and 4beta-hydroxy-6-oxo-19-norgrindelic acid (2), as well as a new grindelic acid derivative, 18-hydroxy-6-oxogrindelic acid (3), were isolated from the aerial parts of Grindelia nana. In addition, the known compounds, 6-oxogrindelic acid, grindelic acid, methyl grindeloate, 7alpha,8alpha-epoxygrindelic acid, and 4alpha-carboxygrindelic acid were also isolated. The structures of the new compounds were characterized on the basis of spectroscopic analysis.

  14. Nucleic Acid Immunity.

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    Hartmann, G

    2017-01-01

    Organisms throughout biology need to maintain the integrity of their genome. From bacteria to vertebrates, life has established sophisticated mechanisms to detect and eliminate foreign genetic material or to restrict its function and replication. Tremendous progress has been made in the understanding of these mechanisms which keep foreign or unwanted nucleic acids from viruses or phages in check. Mechanisms reach from restriction-modification systems and CRISPR/Cas in bacteria and archaea to RNA interference and immune sensing of nucleic acids, altogether integral parts of a system which is now appreciated as nucleic acid immunity. With inherited receptors and acquired sequence information, nucleic acid immunity comprises innate and adaptive components. Effector functions include diverse nuclease systems, intrinsic activities to directly restrict the function of foreign nucleic acids (e.g., PKR, ADAR1, IFIT1), and extrinsic pathways to alert the immune system and to elicit cytotoxic immune responses. These effects act in concert to restrict viral replication and to eliminate virus-infected cells. The principles of nucleic acid immunity are highly relevant for human disease. Besides its essential contribution to antiviral defense and restriction of endogenous retroelements, dysregulation of nucleic acid immunity can also lead to erroneous detection and response to self nucleic acids then causing sterile inflammation and autoimmunity. Even mechanisms of nucleic acid immunity which are not established in vertebrates are relevant for human disease when they are present in pathogens such as bacteria, parasites, or helminths or in pathogen-transmitting organisms such as insects. This review aims to provide an overview of the diverse mechanisms of nucleic acid immunity which mostly have been looked at separately in the past and to integrate them under the framework nucleic acid immunity as a basic principle of life, the understanding of which has great potential to

  15. Peptide Nucleic Acids (PNA)

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    2002-01-01

    A novel class of compounds, known as peptide nucleic acids, bind complementary ssDNA and RNA strands more strongly than a corresponding DNA. The peptide nucleic acids generally comprise ligands such as naturally occurring DNA bases attached to a peptide backbone through a suitable linker....

  16. Peptide Nucleic Acids

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    1998-01-01

    A novel class of compounds, known as peptide nucleic acids, bind complementary ssDNA and RNA strands more strongly than a corresponding DNA. The peptide nucleic acids generally comprise ligands such as naturally occurring DNA bases attached to a peptide backbone through a suitable linker....

  17. Peptide Nucleic Acids

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    2003-01-01

    A novel class of compounds, known as peptide nucleic acids, bind complementary ssDNA and RNA strands more strongly than a corresponding DNA. The peptide nucleic acids generally comprise ligands such as naturally occurring DNA bases attached to a peptide backbone through a suitable linker....

  18. Peptide Nucleic Acids

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    2004-01-01

    A novel class of compounds known as peptide nucleic acids, bind complementary DNA and RNA strands, and generally do so more strongly than the corresponding DNA or RNA strands while exhibiting increased sequence specificity and solubility. The peptide nucleic acids comprise ligands selected from...

  19. Carbolic acid poisoning

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    ... you to. If the person swallowed the carbolic acid, give them water or milk right away, if a provider tells ... well someone does depends on how much carbolic acid they swallowed and how quickly they receive treatment. The faster medical help is given, the better ...

  20. Uric acid - blood

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    ... High levels of uric acid can sometimes cause gout or kidney disease. You may have this test if you have had or are about to have certain types of chemotherapy. Rapid weight loss, which may occur with such treatments, can increase the amount of uric acid in ...

  1. Neurotoxicity of Folic Acid

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    Amsterdam van JGC; Jansen EHJM; A Opperhuizen; TOX

    2004-01-01

    The present review summarises the neurotoxicological effects of folic acid. Some studies in animals have shown that folic acid is neurotoxic and epileptogenic when applied directly to the brain. One poorly controlled and not further reproduced study from 1970 reported neurotoxic symptoms like

  2. Amino Acid Crossword Puzzle

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    Sims, Paul A.

    2011-01-01

    Learning the 20 standard amino acids is an essential component of an introductory course in biochemistry. Later in the course, the students study metabolism and learn about various catabolic and anabolic pathways involving amino acids. Learning new material or concepts often is easier if one can connect the new material to what one already knows;…

  3. Fats and fatty acids

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    The absolute fat requirement of the human species is the amount of essential fatty acids needed to maintain optimal fatty acid composition of all tissues and normal eicosanoid synthesis. At most, this requirement is no more than about 5% of an adequate energy intake. However, fat accounts for appro...

  4. Peptide Nucleic Acid Synthons

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    2004-01-01

    A novel class of compounds, known as peptide nucleic acids, bind complementary ssDNA and RNA strands more strongly than a corresponding DNA. The peptide nucleic acids generally comprise ligands such as naturally occurring DNA bases attached to a peptide backbone through a suitable linker....

  5. Chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid are absorbed in humans

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    2001-01-01

    Chlorogenic acid, an ester of caffeic acid and quinic acid, is a major phenolic compound in coffee; daily intake in coffee drinkers is 0.5-1 g. Chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid are antioxidants in vitro and might therefore contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. However, data on the absorption of chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid in humans are lacking. We determined the absorption of chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid in a cross-over study with 4 female and 3 male healthy ileo...

  6. Chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid are absorbed in humans

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    Olthof, M.R.; Hollman, P.C.H.; Katan, M.B.

    2001-01-01

    Chlorogenic acid, an ester of caffeic acid and quinic acid, is a major phenolic compound in coffee; daily intake in coffee drinkers is 0.5-1 g. Chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid are antioxidants in vitro and might therefore contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. However, data on the

  7. Chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid are absorbed in humans

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    Olthof, M.R.; Hollman, P.C.H.; Katan, M.B.

    2001-01-01

    Chlorogenic acid, an ester of caffeic acid and quinic acid, is a major phenolic compound in coffee; daily intake in coffee drinkers is 0.5-1 g. Chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid are antioxidants in vitro and might therefore contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. However, data on the

  8. Halogenated fatty acids

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    Mu, Huiling; Wesén, Clas; Sundin, Peter

    1997-01-01

    Chlorinated fatty acids have been found to be major contributors to organohalogen compounds in fish, bivalves, jellyfish, and lobster, and they have been indicated to contribute considerably to organohalogens in marine mammals. Brominated fatty acids have been found in marine sponges. Also......, chlorinated lipids have been found in meat exposed to hypochlorite disinfected water, and in chlorine-treated flour and in products made from such flour. Following exposure to chlorine bleached pulp mill effluents, aquatic organisms may have elevated concentrations of chlorinated fatty acids in their lipids....... However, a natural production of halogenated fatty acids is also possible. In this paper we summarize the present knowledge of the occurrence of halogenated fatty acids in lipids and suggested ways of their formation. In Part II (Trends Anal. Chem. 16 (1997) 274) we deal with methods...

  9. Phenolic acids enzymatic lipophilization.

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    Figueroa-Espinoza, Maria-Cruz; Villeneuve, Pierre

    2005-04-20

    Lipophilization is the esterification of a lipophilic moiety (fatty acid or fatty alcohol) on different substrates (phenolic acid, sugar, protein, ...), resulting in new molecules with modified hydrophilic/lipophilic balance. This reaction can be obtained chemically or enzymatically using different enzymes. Phenolic acids possess interesting biological properties (antioxidant, chelator, free radical scavenger, UV filter, antimicrobial, ...), but because of their relatively low solubility in aprotic media, their application in oil-based products is limited. Therefore, the esterification of their carboxylic acid function with a fatty alcohol enhances their hydrophobicity and results in a multifunctional amphiphilic molecule. Enzymatic lipophilization of phenolic acids is nowadays studied for potential industrial applications. Different systems have been proposed to perform the reaction yield [free or immobilized enzymes (lipase, feruloyl esterase, tannase, etc.), free or added organic solvent, addition of surfactant, microemulsion system, etc.]. Some of the functional properties of these esters have been demonstrated. This review presents a panorama of the advances in this field.

  10. 2-Methylaspartic acid monohydrate

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    Full Text Available The title compound, C5H9NO4·H2O, is an isomer of the α-amino acid glutamic acid that crystallizes from water in its zwitterionic form as a monohydrate. It is not one of the 20 proteinogenic α-amino acids that are used in living systems and differs from the natural amino acids in that it has an α-methyl group rather than an α-H atom. In the crystal, an O—H...O hydrogen bond is present between the acid and water molecules while extensive N—H...O and O—H...O hydrogen bonds link the components into a three-dimensional array.

  11. Composition of amino acids, fatty acids and dietary fibre monomers ...

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    Composition of amino acids, fatty acids and dietary fibre monomers in kernels of ... Nuts are rich in protein and essential amino acids, and have a high energy value ... of protein, especially when combined with foods with high lysine content.

  12. Amino acids analysis during lactic acid fermentation by single strain ...

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    2014-07-09

    Jul 9, 2014 ... of the three LAB strains to utilize amino acids for growth and lactic acid production were employed to ... Lactic acid bacteria (LAB), which are used for the ..... and characterization of potential probiotic lactobacilli from pig feces.

  13. Trans Fatty Acids

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    Doyle, Ellin

    1997-09-01

    Fats and their various fatty acid components seem to be a perennial concern of nutritionists and persons concerned with healthful diets. Advice on the consumption of saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and total fat bombards us from magazines and newspapers. One of the newer players in this field is the group of trans fatty acids found predominantly in partially hydrogenated fats such as margarines and cooking fats. The controversy concerning dietary trans fatty acids was recently addressed in an American Heart Association (AHA) science advisory (1) and in a position paper from the American Society of Clinical Nutrition/American Institute of Nutrition (ASCN/AIN) (2). Both reports emphasize that the best preventive strategy for reducing risk for cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer is a reduction in total and saturated fats in the diet, but a reduction in the intake of trans fatty acids was also recommended. Although the actual health effects of trans fatty acids remain uncertain, experimental evidence indicates that consumption of trans fatty acids adversely affects serum lipid levels. Since elevated levels of serum cholesterol and triacylglycerols are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, it follows that intake of trans fatty acids should be minimized.

  14. Gluconic acid production.

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    Anastassiadis, Savas; Morgunov, Igor G

    2007-01-01

    Gluconic acid, the oxidation product of glucose, is a mild neither caustic nor corrosive, non toxic and readily biodegradable organic acid of great interest for many applications. As a multifunctional carbonic acid belonging to the bulk chemicals and due to its physiological and chemical characteristics, gluconic acid itself, its salts (e.g. alkali metal salts, in especially sodium gluconate) and the gluconolactone form have found extensively versatile uses in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, construction and other industries. Present review article presents the comprehensive information of patent bibliography for the production of gluconic acid and compares the advantages and disadvantages of known processes. Numerous manufacturing processes are described in the international bibliography and patent literature of the last 100 years for the production of gluconic acid from glucose, including chemical and electrochemical catalysis, enzymatic biocatalysis by free or immobilized enzymes in specialized enzyme bioreactors as well as discontinuous and continuous fermentation processes using free growing or immobilized cells of various microorganisms, including bacteria, yeast-like fungi and fungi. Alternatively, new superior fermentation processes have been developed and extensively described for the continuous and discontinuous production of gluconic acid by isolated strains of yeast-like mold Aureobasidium pullulans, offering numerous advantages over the traditional discontinuous fungi processes.

  15. Sulfuric Acid on Europa

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    1999-01-01

    Frozen sulfuric acid on Jupiter's moon Europa is depicted in this image produced from data gathered by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. The brightest areas, where the yellow is most intense, represent regions of high frozen sulfuric acid concentration. Sulfuric acid is found in battery acid and in Earth's acid rain. This image is based on data gathered by Galileo's near infrared mapping spectrometer.Europa's leading hemisphere is toward the bottom right, and there are enhanced concentrations of sulfuric acid in the trailing side of Europa (the upper left side of the image). This is the face of Europa that is struck by sulfur ions coming from Jupiter's innermost moon, Io. The long, narrow features that crisscross Europa also show sulfuric acid that may be from sulfurous material extruded in cracks. Galileo, launched in 1989, has been orbiting Jupiter and its moons since December 1995. JPL manages the Galileo mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington DC. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

  16. 伦敦奥运周期赛艇W4X项目速度分配特点研究%Study on the Characteristic oft he Velocity Distribution of the Rowing W4 X Based on Eimension lse s Quanit y

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    张子华

    2014-01-01

    Using the method of literature , mathematical statistics , this article analyzes between Chinese W4X team and champion teams of Olympic games , world championships and World Cup Grand Prixes in the London Olympic periods.The results show that:The ratio of the first subsection of the world champi-on teams is between 2~6 , and the same as the Chinese team.The ratio for the vast majority of negative , while the second section coefficient is close to 0 , and the coefficient of the fourth subsection are differ-ences.The difference of Chinese team in the 2 , 3 and 4 subsection is larger than the champions'.Conclu-sion:The world champion team of W4X of the first sectional physical distribution is above average 3~4 times as the best , whereas the second partition coefficient is close to 0 , in order to maintain the speed of coherence.The minimum velocity coefficient of the vast majority of the velocity ratio is the third or the fourth subsection , and these two patterns are proved better on the rate and rhythm control of coherence.Chinese team needs to improve the capacity of the second and third subsection , namely the capability of the way row stage , in order to match the requirements.%运用文献资料、数理统计等方法,对伦敦奥运周期W4 X项目奥运会、世界锦标赛和世界杯分站赛冠军队伍与中国进行对比。结果表明:世界三大赛冠军第1个分段的速度分配在2~6之间,中国队的第1个分段与世界三大冠军无显著差别,第2和第3个分段的比例绝大多数为负数,而第2分段的比例接近0,第4个分段的比例世界三大赛冠军有差别。中国队在2、3和4分段的差别较大。结论:W4 X项目世界冠军队伍第1分段体能分配以高于平均水平的3~4倍为最佳,而第2个分段的比例要接近0,以保持速度的连贯性,绝大多数的队伍的比例是第3个分段和第4个分段最低,而这2种模式也是被证明的对速度和节奏控制的连

  17. CHLORINATION OF AMINO ACIDS: REACTION PATHWAYS AND REACTION RATES.

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    How, Zuo Tong; Linge, Kathryn; Busetti, Francesco; Joll, Cynthia A

    2017-03-15

    Chlorination of amino acids can result in the formation of organic monochloramines or organic dichloramines, depending on the chlorine to amino acid ratio (Cl:AA). After formation, organic chloramines degrade into aldehydes, nitriles and N-chloraldimines. In this paper, the formation of organic chloramines from chlorination of lysine, tyrosine and valine were investigated. Chlorination of tyrosine and lysine demonstrated that the presence of a reactive secondary group can increase the Cl:AA ratio required for the formation of N,N-dichloramines, and potentially alter the reaction pathways between chlorine and amino acids, resulting in the formation of unexpected by-products. In a detailed investigation, we report rate constants for all reactions in the chlorination of valine, for the first time, using experimental results and modelling. At Cl:AA = 2.8, the chlorine was found to first react quickly with valine (5.4x104 M-1 s-1) to form N-monochlorovaline, with a slower subsequent reaction with N-monochlorovaline to form N,N-dichlorovaline (4.9x102 M-1 s-1), although some N-monochlorovaline degraded into isobutyraldehyde (1.0x10-4 s-1). The N,N-dichlorovaline then competitively degraded into isobutyronitrile (1.3x10-4 s-1) and N-chloroisobutyraldimine (1.2x10-4 s-1). In conventional drinking water disinfection, N-chloroisobutyraldimine can potentially be formed in concentrations higher than its odour threshold concentration, resulting in aesthetic challenges and an unknown health risk.

  18. Synthesis and soft magnetic properties of Zn{sub 0.8−x}Ni{sub x}Mg{sub 0.1}Cu{sub 0.1}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x = 0.0−0.8) ferrites prepared by sol–gel auto-combustion method

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    Satalkar, M., E-mail: satalkar.manvi@gmail.com [School of Physics, D. A. University, Khandwa Road Campus, Indore 452001 (India); Kane, S.N., E-mail: kane_sn@yahoo.com [School of Physics, D. A. University, Khandwa Road Campus, Indore 452001 (India); Ghosh, A. [School of Physics, D. A. University, Khandwa Road Campus, Indore 452001 (India); Ghodke, Nandkishor [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452001 (India); Barrera, G. [INRIM, Electromagnetism Division, Strada Delle Cacce 91, I-10135 Torino (Italy); Università degli Studi di Torino, via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino (Italy); Celegato, F.; Coisson, M.; Tiberto, P.; Vinai, F. [INRIM, Electromagnetism Division, Strada Delle Cacce 91, I-10135 Torino (Italy)

    2014-12-05

    Highlights: • Ni2+ occupies A and B site, when Zn2+ is fully replaced by Ni2+, it goes to A site. • Change in distribution of cations has significant effect on magnetic properties. • Highest Ms value of 25.04 emu/g, was obtained for x = 0.60. - Abstract: Single phase nanocrystalline Zn{sub 0.8−x}Ni{sub x}Mg{sub 0.1}Cu{sub 0.1}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x = 0.0−0.8), were synthesized by sol–gel auto-combustion method without post-preparation treatment and, effect of Ni content on structural and magnetic properties is studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), magnetic measurements and cation distribution. Scherrer’s grain diameter range between 23.5 and 35.1 nm. Experimental and theoretical lattice parameter values suggest that the estimated cation distribution is close to the real distribution. Change in Ni-content leads to variation in cation distribution at site A and B. Ni{sup 2+} ions occupy both A and B site, but when Zn{sup 2+} is fully replaced by Ni{sup 2+}, it totally goes to A site. Both coercivity measured at 50 Hz and quasi static coercivity value is found to increase with nickel content. Same trend is observed for anisotropy constant values. Best magnetization value of 25.04 emu/g was obtained for the specimen with x = 0.60. Variation of magnetic properties and other parameters (obtained via cation distribution) can be understood in terms of observed changes in distribution of cation(s) on A and B site.

  19. Microstructure evolution and soft magnetic properties of Fe{sub 72-x}Nb{sub x}Al{sub 5}Ga{sub 2}P{sub 11}C{sub 6}B{sub 4} (x=0,2) metallic glasses

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    Mitrovic, N.; Eckert, J.; Mickel, C.; Roth, S. [IFW Dresden, Institute of Metallic Materials, Dresden (Germany)]. E-mail: S.Roth@ifw-dresden.de

    2002-09-21

    The development of the soft magnetic properties of melt spun Fe{sub 72-x}Nb{sub x}Al{sub 5}Ga{sub 2}P{sub 11}C{sub 6}B{sub 4} (x=0,2) ribbons by furnace annealing (FA) and current annealing (CA) has been studied. A comparison between the magnetic and structural properties of annealed samples obtained by these two annealing techniques is presented. The annealed states were characterized by x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and thermomagnetic and hysteresis measurements. For FA samples crystallization starts at 748 K for x=0 and at 743 K for x=2, and for CA samples after applying a heating power of 4.7 W cm{sup -2}. Coercivity reaches its lowest values of 1.91 A m{sup -1} for x 0 and 5.56 A m{sup -1} for x=2 after FA at 673 K. The corresponding data for the CA samples are 2.14 A m{sup -1} for x=0 and 5.27 A m{sup -1} for x=2 after CA at 3.25 W cm{sup -2}. The higher coercivity of the Nb-containing alloy samples seems to be due to the presence of a small amount of niobium carbide crystallites. However, significant differences in the magnetic hardening between FA and CA crystallized samples are observed. Comparing the coercivity of FA and CA samples with similar crystalline volume fraction, the coercivity is about one order lower for CA samples. (author)

  20. Relação cinemática em um trator 4x2 com tração dianteira auxiliar equipado com pneus radiais na eficiência de tração Kinematic relation on radial tires in a front wheel assist tractor on traction efficience

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    Mauro Fernando Ferreira

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Diferentes combinações de pressões internas dos pneus do trator pode afetar a interferência entre eixos motrizes dos tratores agrícolas, principalmente com pneus do tipo radial. Um trator 4x2 com tração dianteira auxiliar foi analisado quanto a seu desempenho em tração. Pneus de carcaça radial com diferentes pressões internas foram utilizados, com o objetivo de variar as relações cinemá ticas entre os eixos. Mediram-se o patinamento das rodas dianteiras e traseiras, a resistência ao rolamento e a força de tração, em duas condições de solo (firme e solto. Os resultados obtidos permitiram verificar que a eficiência de tração não foi significativamente influenciada pela variação das relações cinemáticas de 0,962 a 1,102. As máximas eficiências de tração ocorreram com relaçõ es cinemáticas variáveis dentro da faixa estudada e de acordo com as cargas impostas à barra de tração.Different combinations of tractor tire inflating pressure may affect interference between tractor axles, mainly with radial tires type. A front wheel assist tractor was studied in its traction performance. Radial tires with different inflation pressure were used, changing kinematic relations between axles. The measured parameters were: front and rear slip, rolling resistence and drawbar pull in two soil conditions (firm and loose. The results indicate that traction efficience was not significantly influenced by kinematic relations variation between 0.962 to 1.102. The maximum traction efficiency ocurred within the range studied and according to drawbar pull.

  1. Manipulation of polar order in the “empty” tetragonal tungsten bronzes: Ba{sub 4-x}Sr{sub x}Dy{sub 0.67}□{sub 1.33}Nb{sub 10}O{sub 30}, x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3

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    Gardner, Jonathan; Morrison, Finlay D., E-mail: finlay.morrison@st-andrews.ac.uk [EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews KY16 9ST (United Kingdom)

    2016-08-15

    A series of “empty” tetragonal tungsten bronze (TTB) ferroelectrics, Ba{sub 4-x}Sr{sub x}Dy{sub 0.67}□{sub 1.33}Nb{sub 10}O{sub 30} (x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3; □ = vacancy), is reported. With increasing x the unit cell contracts in both the ab plane and c-axis; x ≤ 1 compounds are normal ferroelectrics (FE) with decreasing T{sub C} as x increases, while x ≥ 2 are relaxor ferroelectrics (RFE) with associated frequency dependent permittivity peaks and with similar T{sub m} and T{sub f} (Vogel-Fulcher freezing temperatures) values. This observation is rationalised by differing cation occupancies: for x ≤ 1, Sr{sup 2+} principally occupies the A2-site (co-occupied by Ba{sup 2+} with the A1-site occupied by Dy{sup 3+} and vacancies); for x ≥ 2 significant Sr A1-site occupation leads to the observed RFE characteristics. This FE to RFE crossover is consistent with a previously proposed TTB crystal chemical framework where both a decrease in average A-site size and concurrent increase in A1-site tolerance factor (t{sub A1}) favour destabilization of long range polar order and relaxor behaviour. The effect of increasing t{sub A1} as a result of Sr occupancy at the A1 site is dominant in the compounds reported here.

  2. On the magnetic properties of pseudo-Laves phases RE{sub 1-y}Y{sub y}Ni{sub 4-x}Al{sub x}Mg with RE = La, Ce and Gd prepared by both melting and ball milling

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    Couillaud, S.; Chevalier, B. [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 Avenue du Docteur Albert Schweitzer, 33600 Pessac (France); Paul-Boncour, V. [ICMPE-CMTR, CNRS-UPEC, UMR 7182, 2-8 rue Henri Dunant, 94320 Thiais (France); Bobet, J.-L., E-mail: bobet@icmcb-bordeaux.cnrs.fr [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 Avenue du Docteur Albert Schweitzer, 33600 Pessac (France)

    2012-06-05

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer LaNi{sub 4}Mg did not exhibit any magnetic ordering but a paramagnetic behaviour. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer All the compounds with Gd order ferromagnetically at a temperature ranging from 77 to 15 K. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Dilution of Gd atom by Y leads to a decrease of the Curie temperature below a critical number of Gd atoms. - Abstract: Magnetic properties of RE{sub 1-y}Y{sub y}Ni{sub 4-x}Al{sub x}Mg (RE = La, Ce and Gd) are reported. LaNi{sub 4}Mg displays a weak magnetization indicating that Ni is non magnetic as often observed in RENi{sub 2} compounds. The magnetization of CeNi{sub 4}Mg compounds shows a Curie Weiss behaviour with an effective paramagnetic moment {mu}{sub eff} = 2.2 {mu}{sub B}. The magnetization of Gd compounds is dominated by the contribution of Gd moment with a paramagnetic effective moment close to 7.7 {mu}{sub B}/Gd for all studied compounds. The Curie temperature, which is 75 K for GdNi{sub 2}, decreases almost linearly with the number of Gd neighbours when more than half Gd is replaced by Y. The decrease of crystallinity of GdNi{sub 4}Mg, which is monitored by ball milling and heat treatment, strongly influences the magnetic properties and a relationship between the transition temperature and the crystallites size is reported.

  3. Fusidic acid in dermatology

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    Schöfer, Helmut; Simonsen, Lene

    1995-01-01

    efficacy and tolerability. Similarly, plain fusidic acid cream or ointment used two or three times daily in SSTIs such as impetigo are clinically and bacteriologically effective, with minimal adverse events. Combination formulations of fusidic acid with 1% hydrocortisone or 0.1% betamethasone achieve...... excellent results in infected eczema by addressing both inflammation and infection. A new lipid-rich combination formulation provides an extra moisturizing effect. Development of resistance to fusidic acid has remained generally low or short-lived and can be minimized by restricting therapy to no more than...

  4. Intravenous supplementation of acetate, glucose or essential amino acids to an energy and protein deficient diet in lactating dairy goats

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    Safayi, S.; Nielsen, M. O.

    2013-01-01

    In the present experiment we aimed to study, if milk synthesis is more sensitive toward deficiency in supply of amino acids in early (EL) versus late lactation (LL), and if energy yielding substrates in the form of acetate (but not glucose) can contribute to sustain milk (protein) synthesis, when...... amino acid supply is suboptimal. Goats were fed a basal diet deficient in energy (90% of requirements) and protein (80% of requirements), and were randomly allocated to 4 treatments in a balanced 4 x 4 Latin square design. The treatments consisted of 4-d continuous intravenous infusions of isoosmotic...... protein energy recommendations for ruminants across the lactation period. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved....

  5. Identification of Novel Genetic Determinants of Erythrocyte Membrane Fatty Acid Composition among Greenlanders

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    Andersen, Mette Korre; Jørsboe, Emil; Sandholt, Camilla Helene;

    2016-01-01

    Fatty acids (FAs) are involved in cellular processes important for normal body function, and perturbation of FA balance has been linked to metabolic disturbances, including type 2 diabetes. An individual's level of FAs is affected by diet, lifestyle, and genetic variation. We aimed to improve...... in relation to single nucleotide polymorphisms genotyped on the MetaboChip or imputed. We identified six independent association signals. Novel loci were identified on chromosomes 5 and 11 showing strongest association with oleic acid (rs76430747 in ACSL6, beta (SE): -0.386% (0.034), p = 1.8x10......-28) and docosahexaenoic acid (rs6035106 in DTD1, 0.137% (0.025), p = 6.4x10-8), respectively. For a missense variant (rs80356779) in CPT1A, we identified a number of novel FA associations, the strongest with 11-eicosenoic acid (0.473% (0.035), p = 2.6x10-38), and for variants in FADS2 (rs174570), LPCAT3 (rs2110073...

  6. Physical, morphological and chemical characteristics, oil recovery and fatty acid composition of Balanites aegyptiaca Del. kernels.

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    Mohamed, A M; Wolf, W; Spiess, W E L

    2002-01-01

    Balanites aegyptiaca Del. kernels were chemically, physically and morphologically characterized. Crude oil (49.0%) and crude protein (32.4%) were the two major constituents of the kernels. Phytic acid content was relatively high compared to other legumes. In contrast, antitryptic activities of the kernel flours were very low. Sapogenin contents of the full fat, defatted and testa flours were 1.5, 2.7 and 3.0%, respectively. The hardness of the kernel was found to be about 10.4 x 10(5) N/m2, which was somewhat high. The morphological structure of the kernel using a scanning electron microscope revealed that the protein matrix was embedded in a lake of oil droplets. Oil recovery, as a function of pressing time, pressure, temperature and particle size was investigated. With increasing temperature up to 70 degrees C at 400 bar, for 120 min, an oil recovery of 79.4% was obtained. Using an expeller at 115 degrees C, about 85% of the kernel oil was recovered. The reduction of particle size had a negative effect on oil recovery under the same conditions. The fatty acid composition was not affected by the pressing temperature up to 115 degrees C. The total amount of the unsaturated fatty acids was found to be up to 74.8% (50 degrees C) and 75.1% (115 degrees C) of the total fatty acids content.

  7. Acid rain: An overview

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Summary of the effects of acid rain and related processes, sources, issues, corrective actions, research, current law, potential solutions, political solutions,...

  8. Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders

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    ... acid oxidation disorders are tested for in newborn screening? The March of Dimes recommends that all babies ... in behavior Diarrhea, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) and throwing up Drowsiness Fever Fussiness Little appetite ...

  9. Synthesis of aminoaldonic acids

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    Jørgensen, Christel Thea

    With the aim of synthesising aminoaldonic acids, two 2-acetamido-2-deoxyaldonolactones with D-galacto (6) and D-arabino (11) configuration were prepared from acetylated sugar formazans in analogy with a known procedure. Empolying the same procedure to acetylated sugar phenylhydrazones gave mixtures....... The aziridino amides 43 and 51 were reductively cleaved with hydrazine to give 3-amino-2,3-dideoxyhexonhydrazides 83 and 85, which were easily converted into the corresponding lactone 84 and acid 86. The aziridine ring of 43 and 51 was also opened with acetic acid to give the 3-amino-3-deoxyhexonic acids 79...... and 82, respectively. The aminolactone 84 was converted into the corresponding amino sugar 89.With the aim of synthesising substrates for the Pictet-Spengler reaction three 4-aldehydo acetamidodideoxytetronolactones 92, 97 and 103 were prepared by periodate cleavage of the corresponding hexonolactones...

  10. [Hydrofluoric acid burns].

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    Holla, Robin; Gorter, Ramon R; Tenhagen, Mark; Vloemans, A F P M Jos; Breederveld, Roelf S

    2016-01-01

    Hydrofluoric acid is increasingly used as a rust remover and detergent. Dermal contact with hydrofluoric acid results in a chemical burn characterized by severe pain and deep tissue necrosis. It may cause electrolyte imbalances with lethal consequences. It is important to identify high-risk patients. 'High risk' is defined as a total affected body area > 3% or exposure to hydrofluoric acid in a concentration > 50%. We present the cases of three male patients (26, 31, and 39 years old) with hydrofluoric acid burns of varying severity and describe the subsequent treatments. The application of calcium gluconate 2.5% gel to the skin is the cornerstone of the treatment, reducing pain as well as improving wound healing. Nails should be thoroughly inspected and possibly removed if the nail is involved, to ensure proper healing. In high-risk patients, plasma calcium levels should be evaluated and cardiac monitoring is indicated.

  11. Azetidinic amino acids

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    Bräuner-Osborne, Hans; Bunch, Lennart; Chopin, Nathalie

    2005-01-01

    A set of ten azetidinic amino acids, that can be envisioned as C-4 alkyl substituted analogues of trans-2-carboxyazetidine-3-acetic acid (t-CAA) and/or conformationally constrained analogues of (R)- or (S)-glutamic acid (Glu) have been synthesized in a diastereo- and enantiomerically pure form from...... of two diastereoisomers that were easily separated and converted in two steps into azetidinic amino acids. Azetidines 35-44 were characterized in binding studies on native ionotropic Glu receptors and in functional assays at cloned metabotropic receptors mGluR1, 2 and 4, representing group I, II and III...... beta-amino alcohols through a straightforward five step sequence. The key step of this synthesis is an original anionic 4-exo-tet ring closure that forms the azetidine ring upon an intramolecular Michael addition. This reaction was proven to be reversible and to lead to a thermodynamic distribution...

  12. Amino acid racemisation dating

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    Murray-Wallace, C.V. [University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW (Australia). School of Geosciences

    1999-11-01

    The potential of the time-dependent amino acid racemisation reaction as a method of age assessment was first reported by Hare and Abelson (1968). They noted that in specimens of the bivalve mollusc Mercenaria sp., greater concentrations of amino acids in the D-configuration with increasing fossil age. Hare and Abelson (1968) also reported negligible racemisation in a modern specimen of Mecanaria sp. On this basis they suggested that the extent of amino acid racemisation (epimerisation in the case of isoleucine) may be used to assess the age of materials within and beyond the range of radiocarbon dating. For the past thirty years amino acid racemisation has been extensively applied in Quaternary research as a method of relative and numeric dating, and a particularly large literature has emerged on the subject 12 refs.

  13. Folic acid - test

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    ... folic acid before and during pregnancy helps prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida. Women who are ... take more if they have a history of neural tube defects in earlier pregnancies. Ask your provider how ...

  14. Amino Acids and Chirality

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    Cook, Jamie E.

    2012-01-01

    Amino acids are among the most heavily studied organic compound class in carbonaceous chondrites. The abundance, distributions, enantiomeric compositions, and stable isotopic ratios of amino acids have been determined in carbonaceous chondrites fi'om a range of classes and petrographic types, with interesting correlations observed between these properties and the class and typc of the chondritcs. In particular, isomeric distributions appear to correlate with parent bodies (chondrite class). In addition, certain chiral amino acids are found in enantiomeric excess in some chondrites. The delivery of these enantiomeric excesses to the early Earth may have contributed to the origin of the homochirality that is central to life on Earth today. This talk will explore the amino acids in carbonaceous chondritcs and their relevance to the origin of life.

  15. Gaseous ion-composition measurements in the young exhaust plume of jet aircraft at cruising altitudes. Implications for aerosols and gaseous sulfuric acid

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    Arnold, F.; Wohlfrom, K.H.; Klemm, M.; Schneider, J.; Gollinger, K. [Max-Planck-Inst. for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg (Germany); Schumann, U.; Busen, R. [Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Wessling (Germany). Inst. fuer Physik der Atmosphaere

    1997-12-31

    Mass spectrometric measurements were made in the young exhaust plume of an Airbus (A310) at cruising altitudes at distances between 400 and 800 m behind the Airbus (averaged plume age: 3.4 sec). The measurements indicate that gaseous sulfuric acid (GSA) number densities were less than 1.3 x 10{sup 8} cm{sup -3} which is smaller than the expected total sulfuric acid. Hence the missing sulfuric acid must have been in the aerosol phase. These measurements also indicate a total aerosol surface area density A{sub T} {<=} 5.4 x 10{sup -5} cm{sup 2} per cm{sup 3} which is consistent with simultaneously measured soot and water contrail particles. However, homogeneous nucleation leading to (H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}){sub x}(H{sub 2}O){sub y}-clusters can not be ruled out. (author) 16 refs.

  16. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid in endodontics

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    Mohammadi, Zahed; Shalavi, Sousan; Jafarzadeh, Hamid

    2013-01-01

    Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is a chelating agent can bind to metals via four carboxylate and two amine groups. It is a polyamino carboxylic acid and a colorless, water-soluble solid, which is widely used to dissolve lime scale. It is produced as several salts, notably disodium EDTA and calcium disodium EDTA. EDTA reacts with the calcium ions in dentine and forms soluble calcium chelates. A review of the literature and a discussion of the different indications and considerations for...

  17. Time resolved fluorescence anisotropy of basic dyes bound to poly(methacrylic acid in solution

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    Oliveira Hueder Paulo M. de

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Solutions of atactic poly(methacrylic acid, PMAA, with molecular weights in the range of (1.6 to 3.4 x 10(5 g mol-1, and labeled with the fluorescent dyes 9-aminoacridine or Nile blue were studied by photophysical measurements as a function of solvent viscosity and polarity. The conformational behavior of the PMAA chain segments around the fluorescent probe was reported by the change in the rotational diffusion of the dyes. Ethylene glycol swells the polymer chain compared with the more contracted conformation of PMAA in 50% water/ethylene glycol. The change in the rotational relaxation time of the dye bound to PMAA with the decrease of water content in the solvent mixture indicates a progressive expansion of polymer chain to a more open coil form in solution.

  18. Effect of abomasal infusion of aspartate on nitrogen balance and plasma amino acids in Holstein steers.

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    Wessels, R H; Titgemeyer, E C

    1998-01-01

    We investigated the effect of abomasally infused aspartate (Asp) on N balance and plasma amino acids in steers. Four ruminally cannulated Holstein steers (180 kg) housed in metabolism crates were used in an experiment designed as a 4 x 3 Youden square. Steers received continuous abomasal infusions of water or water containing 40 or 80 g Asp/d. Steers were fed twice daily a diet containing 473 g/kg corn, 463 g/kg alfalfa hay and 52 g/kg soybean meal at levels near ad libitum intake. Abomasally infused Asp had no effect on N balance. Infusion of 80 g Asp/d increased (P < 0.05) plasma concentrations of Asp, glutamate and alanine. Metabolism of Asp by gut tissues probably prevented the large change in plasma concentration of Asp that seems necessary to trigger hormonal responses. We conclude that abomasal supplementation of steers with up to 80 g/d of Asp does not enhance performance.

  19. Bile acid sequestrants

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    Hansen, Morten; Sonne, David P; Knop, Filip K

    2014-01-01

    Bile acids are synthesized in the liver from cholesterol and have traditionally been recognized for their role in absorption of lipids and in cholesterol homeostasis. In recent years, however, bile acids have emerged as metabolic signaling molecules that are involved in the regulation of lipid an......-lowering effect in patients with type 2 diabetes remain unclear. This article offers a review of the mechanisms behind the glucose-lowering effect of BASs, and the efficacy of BASs in the treatment of type 2 diabetes....... of the enterohepatic circulation. This increases bile acid synthesis and consequently reduces serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Also, BASs improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Despite a growing understanding of the impact of BASs on glucose metabolism, the mechanisms behind their glucose...... and glucose metabolism, and possibly energy homeostasis, through activation of the bile acid receptors farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and TGR5. Bile acid sequestrants (BASs) constitute a class of drugs that bind bile acids in the intestine to form a nonabsorbable complex resulting in interruption...

  20. Fatty Acid Biosynthesis IX

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    Carey, E. M.; Hansen, Heinz Johs. Max; Dils, R.

    1972-01-01

    # 1. I. [I-14C]Acetate was covalently bound to rabbit mammary gland fatty acid synthetase by enzymic transacylation from [I-14C]acetyl-CoA. Per mole of enzyme 2 moles of acetate were bound to thiol groups and up to I mole of acetate was bound to non-thiol groups. # 2. 2. The acetyl-fatty acid...... synthetase complex was isolated free from acetyl-CoA. It was rapidly hydrolysed at 30°C, but hydrolysis was greatly diminished at o°C and triacetic lactone synthesis occurred. In the presence of malonyl-CoA and NADPH, all the acetate bound to fatty acid synthetase was incorporated into long-chain fatty acids....... Hydrolysis of bound acetate and incorporation of bound acetate into fatty acids were inhibited to the same extent by guanidine hydrochloride. # 3. 3. Acetate was also covalently bound to fatty acid synthetase by chemical acetylation with [I-14C]acetic anhydride in the absence of CoASH. A total of 60 moles...

  1. Neutron Nucleic Acid Crystallography.

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    Chatake, Toshiyuki

    2016-01-01

    The hydration shells surrounding nucleic acids and hydrogen-bonding networks involving water molecules and nucleic acids are essential interactions for the structural stability and function of nucleic acids. Water molecules in the hydration shells influence various conformations of DNA and RNA by specific hydrogen-bonding networks, which often contribute to the chemical reactivity and molecular recognition of nucleic acids. However, X-ray crystallography could not provide a complete description of structural information with respect to hydrogen bonds. Indeed, X-ray crystallography is a powerful tool for determining the locations of water molecules, i.e., the location of the oxygen atom of H2O; however, it is very difficult to determine the orientation of the water molecules, i.e., the orientation of the two hydrogen atoms of H2O, because X-ray scattering from the hydrogen atom is very small.Neutron crystallography is a specialized tool for determining the positions of hydrogen atoms. Neutrons are not diffracted by electrons, but are diffracted by atomic nuclei; accordingly, neutron scattering lengths of hydrogen and its isotopes are comparable to those of non-hydrogen atoms. Therefore, neutron crystallography can determine both of the locations and orientations of water molecules. This chapter describes the current status of neutron nucleic acid crystallographic research as well as the basic principles of neutron diffraction experiments performed on nucleic acid crystals: materials, crystallization, diffraction experiments, and structure determination.

  2. Performance Comparison of New Combinations of Acids with Mud Acid in Sandstone Acidizing

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    Mian Umer Shafiq

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research is to find the best suitable acid to acidize undamaged low permeable sandstone formation Stimulation of sandstone formations is a challenging task, which involves several chemicals and physical interactions of the acid with the formation. Mud acid has been successfully used to stimulate sandstone reservoirs for a number of years. Matrix acidizing may also be used to increase formation permeability in undamaged wells. The change may be up to 50 to 100% with the mud acid. For any acidizing process, the selection of acid (Formulation and Concentration and the design (Pre-flush, Main Acid, After-flush is very important. Different researchers are using different combinations of acids with different concentrations to get the best results for acidization. Mainly the common practice is combination of Hydrochloric Acid- Hydrofluoric with Concentration (3% HF-12% HCl. This study presents the results of a laboratory investigation of Orthophosphoric acid instead of hydrochloric acid in one combination and the second combination is Fluoboric and formic acid and the third one is formic and hydrofluoric acid. The results are compared with the mud acid and the results analyzed are porosity, permeability, strength, color change and FESEM Analysis. All of these new combinations shows that these have the potential to be used as acidizing acids on sandstone formations.

  3. Acidification and Acid Rain

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    Norton, S. A.; Veselã½, J.

    2003-12-01

    Air pollution by acids has been known as a problem for centuries (Ducros, 1845; Smith, 1872; Camuffo, 1992; Brimblecombe, 1992). Only in the mid-1900s did it become clear that it was a problem for more than just industrially developed areas, and that precipitation quality can affect aquatic resources ( Gorham, 1955). The last three decades of the twentieth century saw tremendous progress in the documentation of the chemistry of the atmosphere, precipitation, and the systems impacted by acid atmospheric deposition. Chronic acidification of ecosystems results in chemical changes to soil and to surface waters and groundwater as a result of reduction of base cation supply or an increase in acid (H+) supply, or both. The most fundamental changes during chronic acidification are an increase in exchangeable H+ or Al3+ (aluminum) in soils, an increase in H+ activity (˜concentration) in water in contact with soil, and a decrease in alkalinity in waters draining watersheds. Water draining from the soil is acidified and has a lower pH (=-log [H+]). As systems acidify, their biotic community changes.Acidic surface waters occur in many parts of the world as a consequence of natural processes and also due to atmospheric deposition of strong acid (e.g., Canada, Jeffries et al. (1986); the United Kingdom, Evans and Monteith (2001); Sweden, Swedish Environmental Protection Board (1986); Finland, Forsius et al. (1990); Norway, Henriksen et al. (1988a); and the United States (USA), Brakke et al. (1988)). Concern over acidification in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere has been driven by the potential for accelerating natural acidification by pollution of the atmosphere with acidic or acidifying compounds. Atmospheric pollution ( Figure 1) has resulted in an increased flux of acid to and through ecosystems. Depending on the ability of an ecosystem to neutralize the increased flux of acidity, acidification may increase only imperceptibly or be accelerated at a rate that

  4. Inhibitory effect of ethanol, acetic acid, propionic acid and butyric acid on fermentative hydrogen production

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    Wang, Bo; Wan, Wei; Wang, Jianlong [Laboratory of Environmental Technology, INET, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2008-12-15

    The inhibitory effect of added ethanol, acetic acid, propionic acid and butyric acid on fermentative hydrogen production by mixed cultures was investigated in batch tests using glucose as substrate. The experimental results showed that, at 35 C and initial pH 7.0, during the fermentative hydrogen production, the substrate degradation efficiency, hydrogen production potential, hydrogen yield and hydrogen production rate all trended to decrease with increasing added ethanol, acetic acid, propionic acid and butyric acid concentration from 0 to 300 mmol/L. The inhibitory effect of added ethanol on fermentative hydrogen production was smaller than those of added acetic acid, propionic acid and butyric acid. The modified Han-Levenspiel model could describe the inhibitory effects of added ethanol, acetic acid, propionic acid and butyric acid on fermentative hydrogen production rate in this study successfully. The modified Logistic model could describe the progress of cumulative hydrogen production. (author)

  5. Synthesis and anticonvulsant activity of novel bicyclic acidic amino acids

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    Conti, Paola; De Amici, Marco; Joppolo Di Ventimiglia, Samuele

    2003-01-01

    Bicyclic acidic amino acids (+/-)-6 and (+/-)-7, which are conformationally constrained homologues of glutamic acid, were prepared via a strategy based on a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition. The new amino acids were tested toward ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptor subtypes; both of them...

  6. EFFECT OF ACIDITY ON ACID-SENSITIVE UV CURING SYSTEM

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    Qi-dao Chen; Bing Wu; Xiao-yin Hong

    1999-01-01

    By using diphenyliodonium salts with different counterions as photo acid generators (PAGs), the effect of acidity on ring-opening polymerization of epoxy monomers and polycondensation of polyol with hexamethoxymethyl melamine (HMMM) was studied. The result shows that the rate of ring-opening polymerization is evidently dependent on the acidity of the acid and strong photo-generated acid is required.However, there is a leveling effect in the polycondensation system; if the photo-generated acid is stronger than protonated HMMM, the acidity does not obviously affect the polycondensation rate.

  7. Determination of Sialic Acids by Acidic Ninhydrin Reaction

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    Yao,Kenzabroh

    1987-12-01

    Full Text Available A new acidic ninhydrin method for determining free sialic acids is described. The method is based on the reaction of sialic acids with Gaitonde's acid ninhydrin reagent 2 which yields a stable color with an absorption maximum at 470 nm. The standard curve is linear in the range of 5 to 500 nmol of N-acetylneuraminic acid per 0.9 ml of reaction mixture. The reaction was specific only for sialic acids among the various sugars and sugar derivatives examined. Some interference of this method by cysteine, cystine and tryptophan was noted, although their absorption maxima differed from that of sialic acids. The interference by these amino acids was eliminated with the use of a small column of cation-exchange resin. The acidic ninhydrin method provides a simple and rapid method for the determination of free sialic acids in biological materials.

  8. Genetic Variation Analyses of Apple Triploid Hybrid Progenies from‘Hanfu’ב4xGala’by ISSR and AFLP%‘寒富’ב四倍体嘎拉’苹果的三倍性杂交后代ISSR和AFLP分析

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    王玉霞; 李林光; 何平; 张丽杰; 董文轩

    2013-01-01

    Genetic variation of 7 triploid hybrid progenies of‘Hanfu’ב4xGala’ were investigated based on ISSR and AFLP molecular markers in this paper. The results showed that the percentage of polymorphic bands (PPB) of ISSR was 60.00%, observed number of alleles (Na) was 1.600, effective number of alleles (Ne) was 1.420, Nei's gene diversity (H) was 0.236 and Shannon's Information index (I) was 0.346. And these were lower than that of AFLP, which were 66.54%, 1.665, 1.421, 0.240 and 0.357. The UPMGA cluster showed that most of 7 triploid hybrid progenies were tend to the female parent‘Hanfu’ based on ISSR and AFLP. Compared with ISSR, AFLP is more useful to analyze the genetic diversity of apple triploid hybrid progenies, and these triploid hybrid progenies were maternal inheritance. And these results can provide a basis for parent selecting in triploid apple breeding.%  利用ISSR及AFLP分子标记技术研究了‘寒富’ב四倍体嘎拉’苹果的7份三倍性后代及其亲本的遗传变异。结果表明ISSR扩增得到的遗传多样性指数中扩增多态性比率(PPB)为60.00%,观察等位基因数(Na)为1.600,有效等位基因数(Ne)为1.420,Nei's基因多样性指数(H)为0.236,Shannon信息指数(I)为0.346;均小于AFLP扩增的遗传多样性指数66.54%、1.665、1.421、0.240和0.357。根据ISSR和AFLP得到的UPGMA聚类图显示这7份三倍性杂交后代倾向于母本‘寒富’。在三倍性苹果遗传多样性检测上AFLP优于ISSR,且这7份三倍性新种质在遗传上倾向于母本遗传。为三倍性苹果育种的亲本选择提供依据。

  9. Identification of mixed bromidochloridotellurate anions in disordered crystal structures of (bdmim)2[TeX2Y4] (X, Y=Br, Cl; bdmim=1-butyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium) by combined application of Raman spectroscopy and solid-state DFT calculations.

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    Närhi, Sari M; Kutuniva, Johanna; Lajunen, Marja K; Lahtinen, Manu K; Tuononen, Heikki M; Karttunen, Antti J; Oilunkaniemi, Raija; Laitinen, Risto S

    2014-01-03

    The discrete mixed [TeBrxCl6-x](2-) anions in their disordered crystal structures have been identified by using the phases prepared by the reaction of 1-butyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium halogenides (bdmim)X with tellurium tetrahalogenides TeX4 (X=Cl, Br) as examples. Homoleptic (bdmim)2[TeX6] [X=Cl (1), Br (2)] and mixed (bdmim)2[TeBr2Cl4] (3), and (bdmim)2[TeBr4Cl2] (4) are formed depending on the choice of the reagents, and their crystal structures have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The coordination environments of tellurium in all hexahalogenidotellurates are almost octahedral. Because of the crystallographic disorder, the mixed [TeBr2Cl4](2-) and [TeBr4Cl2](2-) anions in 3 and 4 cannot be identified in their crystal structures. Pawley refinement of the X-ray powder diffraction patterns of 1-4 indicates the presence of single phases in all four products. The solid state Raman spectra of 1-4 were assigned with help of DFT calculations that were performed both for the discrete anions in vacuum and for the complete crystal structures employing periodic boundary conditions. The fundamental vibrations of the homoleptic [TeX6](2-) (X=Cl, Br) anions could be well reproduced by the solid-state DFT computations and enabled a complete assignment of the Raman spectra. While the presence of cis-isomers in both [TeBr2Cl4](2-) and [TeBr4Cl2](2-) could be inferred by the computed fundamental vibrations, that of trans-isomers among the reaction products is, however, also possible. The pathway of the formation of [TeX4Y2](2-) isomers from TeX4 and Y(-) (X, Y=Cl, Br) was also explored by DFT calculations both in vacuum and in solution and indicated that both reactions afforded 80 mol% of cis-isomers and 20 mol% of trans-isomers.

  10. Studies on structural and magnetic properties of ternary cobalt magnesium zinc (CMZ) Co{sub 0.6-x}Mg{sub x}Zn{sub 0.4} Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6) ferrite nanoparticles

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    Kaur, Manpreet, E-mail: manpreetchem@pau.edu; Jain, Palak; Singh, Mandeep

    2015-07-15

    In this paper we report the variation in structural and magnetic properties of ternary ferrite nanoparticles (NPs) having stoichiometery Co{sub 0.6-x}Mg{sub x}Zn{sub 0.4} Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6) and pure spinel ferrites MFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (M = Mg, Co). NPs with average particle diameter of 25–45 nm were synthesized employing self-propagating oxalyl dihydrazide - metal nitrate combustion method. The products were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and FT-IR spectroscopy. FT-IR spectral analysis revealed two bands centered at 560 and 440 cm{sup −1} for tetrahedral and octahedral metal–oxygen bond stretching. Zinc doping caused red shift in the frequency band of tetrahedral M−O stretching. XRD powder diffraction patterns confirmed the formation of spinel ferrite nanoparticles, expansion of the lattice on zinc doping and enhancement of spinel phase purity in the doped ferrites. Cobalt ferrite displayed lowering of the magnetic parameters on zinc doping which further decreased in ternary ferrites Co{sub 0.6-x}Mg{sub x}Zn{sub 0.4}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} on replacing cobalt ions with non-magnetic magnesium ions up to x = 0.4. At x = 0.6 reverse trend was observed and Ms was enhanced. Magnesium zinc ferrite Mg{sub 0.6}Zn{sub 0.4} Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} with high value of Ms was obtained. Combustion process employed in the present studies serves as a low temperature facile route for the synthesis and structural analysis of ternary doped ferrite nanoparticles. - Highlights: • Ternary doped cobalt magnesium zinc ferrite nanoparticles are synthesized. • FT-IR displayed red shift in tetrahedral stretching band on Zinc doping. • Expansion of lattice and enhancement of spinel phase purity on zinc doping. • The variation in saturation magnetization (Ms) on doping is explained.

  11. Domoic Acid Epileptic Disease

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    John S. Ramsdell

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Domoic acid epileptic disease is characterized by spontaneous recurrent seizures weeks to months after domoic acid exposure. The potential for this disease was first recognized in a human case study of temporal lobe epilepsy after the 1987 amnesic shellfish-poisoning event in Quebec, and was characterized as a chronic epileptic syndrome in California sea lions through investigation of a series of domoic acid poisoning cases between 1998 and 2006. The sea lion study provided a breadth of insight into clinical presentations, unusual behaviors, brain pathology, and epidemiology. A rat model that replicates key observations of the chronic epileptic syndrome in sea lions has been applied to identify the progression of the epileptic disease state, its relationship to behavioral manifestations, and to define the neural systems involved in these behavioral disorders. Here, we present the concept of domoic acid epileptic disease as a delayed manifestation of domoic acid poisoning and review the state of knowledge for this disease state in affected humans and sea lions. We discuss causative mechanisms and neural underpinnings of disease maturation revealed by the rat model to present the concept for olfactory origin of an epileptic disease; triggered in dendodendritic synapases of the olfactory bulb and maturing in the olfactory cortex. We conclude with updated information on populations at risk, medical diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

  12. Hydrogen production by fermentation using acetic acid and lactic acid.

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    Matsumoto, Mitsufumi; Nishimura, Yasuhiko

    2007-03-01

    Microbial hydrogen production from sho-chu post-distillation slurry solution (slurry solution) containing large amounts of organic acids was investigated. The highest hydrogen producer, Clostridium diolis JPCC H-3, was isolated from natural environment and produced hydrogen at 6.03+/-0.15 ml from 5 ml slurry solution in 30 h. Interestingly, the concentration of acetic acid and lactic acid in the slurry solution decreased during hydrogen production. The substrates for hydrogen production by C. diolis JPCC H-3, in particular organic acids, were investigated in an artificial medium. No hydrogen was produced from acetic acid, propionic acid, succinic acid, or citric acid on their own. Hydrogen and butyric acid were produced from a mixture of acetic acid and lactic acid, showing that C. diolis. JPCC H-3 could produce hydrogen from acetic acid and lactic acid. Furthermore, calculation of the Gibbs free energy strongly suggests that this reaction would proceed. In this paper, we describe for the first time microbial hydrogen production from acetic acid and lactic acid by fermentation.

  13. Halogenated fatty acids

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    Mu, Huiling; Sundin, Peter; Wesén, Clas

    1997-01-01

    Halogenated fatty acids are the major contributors to organohalogen compounds in lipids of marine mammals, fish, and bivalves. For the initial characterization of these recently noticed compounds, a determination of the halogen concentration has usually been combined with some lipid isolation...... and separation method. This review covers separation by solid phase chromatography, gel permeation chromatography, and liquid-liquid extraction, followed by halogen determination. All studies performed according to this outline have indicated that the major organohalogen compounds are chlorinated fatty acids...... bound in different lipids. For the detection and identification of individual, halogenated fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) liberated from the lipids, gas chromatography (GC) has been employed together with detection methods such as electron capture detection, electrolytic conductivity detection (ELCD...

  14. Calorimetry of Nucleic Acids.

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    Rozners, Eriks; Pilch, Daniel S; Egli, Martin

    2015-12-01

    This unit describes the application of calorimetry to characterize the thermodynamics of nucleic acids, specifically, the two major calorimetric methodologies that are currently employed: differential scanning (DSC) and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). DSC is used to study thermally induced order-disorder transitions in nucleic acids. A DSC instrument measures, as a function of temperature (T), the excess heat capacity (C(p)(ex)) of a nucleic acid solution relative to the same amount of buffer solution. From a single curve of C(p)(ex) versus T, one can derive the following information: the transition enthalpy (ΔH), entropy (ΔS), free energy (ΔG), and heat capacity (ΔCp); the state of the transition (two-state versus multistate); and the average size of the molecule that melts as a single thermodynamic entity (e.g., the duplex). ITC is used to study the hybridization of nucleic acid molecules at constant temperature. In an ITC experiment, small aliquots of a titrant nucleic acid solution (strand 1) are added to an analyte nucleic acid solution (strand 2), and the released heat is monitored. ITC yields the stoichiometry of the association reaction (n), the enthalpy of association (ΔH), the equilibrium association constant (K), and thus the free energy of association (ΔG). Once ΔH and ΔG are known, ΔS can also be derived. Repetition of the ITC experiment at a number of different temperatures yields the ΔCp for the association reaction from the temperature dependence of ΔH.

  15. Whither acid rain?

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    Brimblecombe, P

    2001-04-04

    Acid rain, the environmental cause célèbre of the 1980s seems to have vanished from popular conscience. By contrast, scientific research, despite funding difficulties, has continued to produce hundreds of research papers each year. Studies of acid rain taught much about precipitation chemistry, the behaviour of snow packs, long-range transport of pollutants and new issues in the biology of fish and forested ecosystems. There is now evidence of a shift away from research in precipitation and sulfur chemistry, but an impressive theoretical base remains as a legacy.

  16. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid in endodontics.

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    Mohammadi, Zahed; Shalavi, Sousan; Jafarzadeh, Hamid

    2013-09-01

    Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is a chelating agent can bind to metals via four carboxylate and two amine groups. It is a polyamino carboxylic acid and a colorless, water-soluble solid, which is widely used to dissolve lime scale. It is produced as several salts, notably disodium EDTA and calcium disodium EDTA. EDTA reacts with the calcium ions in dentine and forms soluble calcium chelates. A review of the literature and a discussion of the different indications and considerations for its usage are presented.

  17. Locked nucleic acid

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    Jepsen, Jan Stenvang; Sørensen, Mads D; Wengel, Jesper

    2004-01-01

    Locked nucleic acid (LNA) is a class of nucleic acid analogs possessing very high affinity and excellent specificity toward complementary DNA and RNA, and LNA oligonucleotides have been applied as antisense molecules both in vitro and in vivo. In this review, we briefly describe the basic...... physiochemical properties of LNA and some of the difficulties that may be encountered when applying LNA technology. The central part of the review focuses on the use of LNA molecules in regulation of gene expression, including delivery to cells, stability, unspecific effects, toxicity, pharmacokinetics...

  18. Whither Acid Rain?

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    Peter Brimblecombe

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Acid rain, the environmental cause célèbre of the 1980s seems to have vanished from popular conscience. By contrast, scientific research, despite funding difficulties, has continued to produce hundreds of research papers each year. Studies of acid rain taught much about precipitation chemistry, the behaviour of snow packs, long-range transport of pollutants and new issues in the biology of fish and forested ecosystems. There is now evidence of a shift away from research in precipitation and sulfur chemistry, but an impressive theoretical base remains as a legacy.

  19. Fatty acids of Thiobacillus thiooxidans.

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    Levin, R A

    1971-12-01

    Fatty acid spectra were made on Thiobacillus thiooxidans cultures both in the presence and absence of organic compounds. Small additions of glucose or acetate had no significant effect either on growth or fatty acid content. The addition of biotin had no stimulatory effect but did result in slight quantitative changes in the fatty acid spectrum. The predominant fatty acid was a C(19) cyclopropane acid.

  20. Electrochemical Preparation of a Molecularly Imprinted Polypyrrole-modified Pencil Graphite Electrode for Determination of Ascorbic Acid

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    Yücel Sahin

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available A molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP polypyrrole (PPy-based film was fabricated for the determination of ascorbic acid. The film was prepared by incorporation of a template molecule (ascorbic acid during the electropolymerization of pyrrole onto a pencil graphite electrode (PGE in aqueous solution using a cyclic voltammetry method. The performance of the imprinted and non-imprinted (NIP films was evaluated by differential pulse voltammetry (DPV. The effect of pH, monomer and template concentrations, electropolymerization cycles and interferents on the performance of the MIP electrode was investigated and optimized. The molecularly imprinted film exhibited a high selectivity and sensitivity toward ascorbic acid. The DPV peak current showed a linear dependence on the ascorbic acid concentration and a linear calibration curve was obtained in the range of 0.25 to 7.0 mM of ascorbic acid with a correlation coefficient of 0.9946. The detection limit (3σ was determined as 7.4x10-5 M (S/N=3. The molecularly-imprinted polypyrrole-modified pencil graphite electrode showed a stable and reproducible response, without any influence of interferents commonly existing in pharmaceutical samples. The proposed method is simple and quick. The PPy electrodes have a low response time, good mechanical stability and are disposable simple to construct.

  1. Citric acid production by selected mutants of Aspergillus niger from cane molasses.

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    Ikram-Ul, Haq; Ali, Sikander; Qadeer, M A; Iqbal, Javed

    2004-06-01

    The present investigation deals with citric acid production by some selected mutant strains of Aspergillus niger from cane molasses in 250 ml Erlenmeyer flasks. For this purpose, a conidial suspension of A. niger GCB-75, which produced 31.1 g/l citric acid from 15% (w/v) molasses sugar, was subjected to UV-induced mutagenesis. Among the 3 variants, GCM-45 was found to be a better producer of citric acid (50.0 +/- 2a) and it was further improved by chemical mutagenesis using N-methyl, N-nitro-N-nitroso-guanidine (MNNG). Out of 3,2-deoxy-D-glucose resistant variants, GCMC-7 was selected as the best mutant, which produced 96.1 +/- 1.5 g/l citric acid 168 h after fermentation of potassium ferrocyanide and H2SO4 pre-treated blackstrap molasses in Vogel's medium. On the basis of kinetic parameters such as volumetric substrate uptake rate (Qs), and specific substrate uptake rate (qs), the volumetric productivity, theoretical yield and specific product formation rate, it was observed that the mutants were faster growing organisms and produced more citric acid. The mutant GCMC-7 has greater commercial potential than the parental strain with regard to citrate synthase activity. The addition of 2.0 x 10(-5) M MgSO4 x 5H2O into the fermentation medium reduced the Fe2+ ion concentration by counter-acting its deleterious effect on mycelial growth. The magnesium ions also induced a loose-pelleted form of growth (0.6 mm, diameter), reduced the biomass concentration (12.5 g/l) and increased the volumetric productivity of citric acid monohydrate (113.6 +/- 5 g/l).

  2. Dietary branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) and tumor growth

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    Chan, W.; Baron, L.; Baron, P.; White, F.; Banks, W.L. Jr.

    1986-03-05

    The effects of high dietary BCAA on tumor growth was examined in adult male Fischer 344 rats inoculated with 10/sup 6/ viable MCA fibrosarcoma cells. Ten days after tumor inoculation, when tumors were of palpable size, rats were divided into two groups at random. The experimental(E) group was fed the AIN-76 diet supplemented with 4X the BCAA content of diet casein and the control(C) group was fed the AIN-76 made isonitrogenous with the E diet by glutamic acid supplementation. Five rats from each group were killed at days 0,3,6, and 9. Rats were injected with /sup 14/C-Tyrosine and /sup 3/H-Thymidine i.p. (2 and 4 uCi/100g BW, respectively) an hour before they were killed. The incorporation of /sup 14/C and /sup 3/H into the acid insoluble fraction of the tumor tissues samples were measured. Single cell suspension of tumor were prepared for cell cycle kinetics analysis using a Coulter EPICS IV flow microflorometer. The percentage of normal and hyperdiploid cells were analyzed. Results showed that both tumor size and weight were doubled at each time point the rats were killed. At day 0, the /sup 3/H and /sup 14/C incorporation were 32 +/- 10dpm and 27 +/- 4dpm/mg tumor, respectively. The /sup 3/H incorporation dropped in both diet groups at days 6 and 9 but the /sup 14/C incorporation showed a decrease only at day 9. These changes were statistically significant, P>0.05. No difference in the tumor growth parameters used in this study can be attributed to the high dietary BCAA.

  3. The Acid-Base Titration of a Very Weak Acid: Boric Acid

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    Celeste, M.; Azevedo, C.; Cavaleiro, Ana M. V.

    2012-01-01

    A laboratory experiment based on the titration of boric acid with strong base in the presence of d-mannitol is described. Boric acid is a very weak acid and direct titration with NaOH is not possible. An auxiliary reagent that contributes to the release of protons in a known stoichiometry facilitates the acid-base titration. Students obtain the…

  4. The Acid-Base Titration of a Very Weak Acid: Boric Acid

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    Celeste, M.; Azevedo, C.; Cavaleiro, Ana M. V.

    2012-01-01

    A laboratory experiment based on the titration of boric acid with strong base in the presence of d-mannitol is described. Boric acid is a very weak acid and direct titration with NaOH is not possible. An auxiliary reagent that contributes to the release of protons in a known stoichiometry facilitates the acid-base titration. Students obtain the…

  5. Catalytic acetoxylation of lactic acid to 2-acetoxypropionic acid, en route to acrylic acid

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    Beerthuis, R.; Granollers, M.; Brown, D.R.; Salavagione, H.J.; Rothenberg, G.; Shiju, N.R.

    2015-01-01

    We present an alternative synthetic route to acrylic acid, starting from the platform chemical lactic acid and using heterogeneous catalysis. To improve selectivity, we designed an indirect dehydration reaction that proceeds via acetoxylation of lactic acid to 2-acetoxypropionic acid. This

  6. Lactic acid bacterial cell factories for gamma-aminobutyric acid.

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    Li, Haixing; Cao, Yusheng

    2010-11-01

    Gamma-aminobutyric acid is a non-protein amino acid that is widely present in organisms. Several important physiological functions of gamma-aminobutyric acid have been characterized, such as neurotransmission, induction of hypotension, diuretic effects, and tranquilizer effects. Many microorganisms can produce gamma-aminobutyric acid including bacteria, fungi and yeasts. Among them, gamma-aminobutyric acid-producing lactic acid bacteria have been a focus of research in recent years, because lactic acid bacteria possess special physiological activities and are generally regarded as safe. They have been extensively used in food industry. The production of lactic acid bacterial gamma-aminobutyric acid is safe and eco-friendly, and this provides the possibility of production of new naturally fermented health-oriented products enriched in gamma-aminobutyric acid. The gamma-aminobutyric acid-producing species of lactic acid bacteria and their isolation sources, the methods for screening of the strains and increasing their production, the enzymatic properties of glutamate decarboxylases and the relative fundamental research are reviewed in this article. And the potential applications of gamma-aminobutyric acid-producing lactic acid bacteria were also referred to.

  7. Aminolevulinic Acid Topical

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    ... on or under the skin that result from exposure to sunlight and can develop into skin cancer) of the ... acid will make your skin very sensitive to sunlight (likely to get sunburn). Avoid exposure of treated skin to direct sunlight or bright ...

  8. Multifunctional Cinnamic Acid Derivatives

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    Aikaterini Peperidou

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Our research to discover potential new multitarget agents led to the synthesis of 10 novel derivatives of cinnamic acids and propranolol, atenolol, 1-adamantanol, naphth-1-ol, and (benzylamino ethan-1-ol. The synthesized molecules were evaluated as trypsin, lipoxygenase and lipid peroxidation inhibitors and for their cytotoxicity. Compound 2b derived from phenoxyphenyl cinnamic acid and propranolol showed the highest lipoxygenase (LOX inhibition (IC50 = 6 μΜ and antiproteolytic activity (IC50 = 0.425 μΜ. The conjugate 1a of simple cinnamic acid with propranolol showed the higher antiproteolytic activity (IC50 = 0.315 μΜ and good LOX inhibitory activity (IC50 = 66 μΜ. Compounds 3a and 3b, derived from methoxylated caffeic acid present a promising combination of in vitro inhibitory and antioxidative activities. The S isomer of 2b also presented an interesting multitarget biological profile in vitro. Molecular docking studies point to the fact that the theoretical results for LOX-inhibitor binding are identical to those from preliminary in vitro study.

  9. Lactic acid and lactates

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    Schreurs, V.V.A.M.

    2010-01-01

    This review aims to integrate the present state of knowledge on lactate metabolism in human and mammalian physiology as far as it could be subject to nutritional interventions. An integrated view on the nutritional, metabolic and physiological aspects of lactic acid and lactates might open a perspec

  10. Accidents with sulfuric acid

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    Rajković Miloš B.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Sulfuric acid is an important industrial and strategic raw material, the production of which is developing on all continents, in many factories in the world and with an annual production of over 160 million tons. On the other hand, the production, transport and usage are very dangerous and demand measures of precaution because the consequences could be catastrophic, and not only at the local level where the accident would happen. Accidents that have been publicly recorded during the last eighteen years (from 1988 till the beginning of 2006 are analyzed in this paper. It is very alarming data that, according to all the recorded accidents, over 1.6 million tons of sulfuric acid were exuded. Although water transport is the safest (only 16.38% of the total amount of accidents in that way 98.88% of the total amount of sulfuric acid was exuded into the environment. Human factor was the common factor in all the accidents, whether there was enough control of the production process, of reservoirs or transportation tanks or the transport was done by inadequate (old tanks, or the accidents arose from human factor (inadequate speed, lock of caution etc. The fact is that huge energy, sacrifice and courage were involved in the recovery from accidents where rescue teams and fire brigades showed great courage to prevent real environmental catastrophes and very often they lost their lives during the events. So, the phrase that sulfuric acid is a real "environmental bomb" has become clearer.

  11. Uric acid and evolution

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    Álvarez-Lario, Bonifacio; Macarrón-Vicente, Jesús

    2010-01-01

    Uric acid (UA) is the end product of purine metabolism in humans due to the loss of uricase activity by various mutations of its gene during the Miocene epoch, which led to humans having higher UA levels than other mammals. Furthermore, 90...

  12. Acid Rain Investigations.

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    Hugo, John C.

    1992-01-01

    Presents an activity in which students investigate the formation of solid ammonium chloride aerosol particles to help students better understand the concept of acid rain. Provides activity objectives, procedures, sample data, clean-up instructions, and questions and answers to help interpret the data. (MDH)

  13. The Acid Rain Game.

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    Rakow, Steven J.; Glenn, Allen

    1982-01-01

    Provides rationale for and description of an acid rain game (designed for two players), a problem-solving model for elementary students. Although complete instructions are provided, including a copy of the game board, the game is also available for Apple II microcomputers. Information for the computer program is available from the author.…

  14. Acid Rain Classroom Projects.

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    Demchik, Michael J.

    2000-01-01

    Describes a curriculum plan in which students learn about acid rain through instructional media, research and class presentations, lab activities, simulations, design, and design implementation. Describes the simulation activity in detail and includes materials, procedures, instructions, examples, results, and discussion sections. (SAH)

  15. Hyaluronic Acid Assays

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    Itenov, Theis S; Kirkby, Nikolai S; Bestle, Morten H

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUD: Hyaluronic acid (HA) is proposed as a marker of functional liver capacity. The aim of the present study was to compare a new turbidimetric assay for measuring HA with the current standard method. METHODS: HA was measured by a particle-enhanced turbidimetric immunoassay (PETIA) and enzyme...

  16. Koetjapic acid chloroform hemisolvate

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    Z. D. Nassar

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C30H46O4·0.5CHCl3, consists of one koetjapic acid [systematic name: (3R,4aR,4bS,7S,8S,10bS,12aS-7-(2-carboxyethyl-3,4b,7,10b,12a-pentamethyl-8-(prop-1-en-2-yl-1,2,3,4,4a,4b,5,6,7,8,9,10,10b,11,12,12a-hexadecahydrochrysene-3-carboxylic acid] molecule and one half-molecule of chloroform solvent, which is disordered about a twofold rotation axis. The symmetry-independent component is further disordered over two sites, with occupancies of 0.30 and 0.20. The koetjapic acid contains a fused four-ring system, A/B/C/D. The A/B, B/C and C/D junctions adopt E/trans/cis configurations, respectively. The conformation of ring A is intermediate between envelope and half-chair and ring B adopts an envelope conformation whereas rings C and D adopt chair conformations. A weak intramolecular C—H...O hydrogen bond is observed. The koetjapic acid molecules are linked into dimers by two pairs of intermolecular O—H...O hydrogen bonds. The dimers are stacked along the c axis.

  17. Phenylpyruvic acid in urine

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    Meulemans, O.; Vergeer, E.G.

    1960-01-01

    The method of The, Fleury And Vink for the determination of phenylpyruvic acid (PPA) in urine is modified by measuring the extinction after the green colour with ferric chloride has faded, and subtracting this extinction from that found initially. More accurate values are obtained and low PPA values

  18. Acid Rain Classroom Projects.

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    Demchik, Michael J.

    2000-01-01

    Describes a curriculum plan in which students learn about acid rain through instructional media, research and class presentations, lab activities, simulations, design, and design implementation. Describes the simulation activity in detail and includes materials, procedures, instructions, examples, results, and discussion sections. (SAH)

  19. The Acid Rain Game.

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    Rakow, Steven J.; Glenn, Allen

    1982-01-01

    Provides rationale for and description of an acid rain game (designed for two players), a problem-solving model for elementary students. Although complete instructions are provided, including a copy of the game board, the game is also available for Apple II microcomputers. Information for the computer program is available from the author.…

  20. Acid Rain Investigations.

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    Hugo, John C.

    1992-01-01

    Presents an activity in which students investigate the formation of solid ammonium chloride aerosol particles to help students better understand the concept of acid rain. Provides activity objectives, procedures, sample data, clean-up instructions, and questions and answers to help interpret the data. (MDH)

  1. Effect of domoic acid on brain amino acid levels.

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    Durán, R; Arufe, M C; Arias, B; Alfonso, M

    1995-03-01

    The administration of Domoic Acid (Dom) in a 0.2 mg/kg i.p. dose induces changes in the levels of amino acids of neurochemical interest (Asp, Glu, Gly, Tau, Ala, GABA) in different rat brain regions (hypothalamus, hippocampus, amygdala, striatum, cortex and midbrain). The most affected amino acid is the GABA, the main inhibitory amino acid neurotransmitter, whereas glutamate, the main excitatory amino acid, is not affected. The rat brain regions that seem to be the main target of the Dom action belong to the limbic system (hippocampus, amygdala). The possible implication of the amino acids in the actions of Dom is also discussed.

  2. Comparison of immobilized poly-L-aspartic acid and poly-L-glutamic acid for chelation of metal cations

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    Malachowski, Lisa; Holcombe, James A

    2004-07-26

    Poly-L-aspartic acid (PLAsp) and poly-L-glutamic acid (PLGlu) were individually immobilized onto controlled pore glass (CPG) and compared according to their metal-binding capabilities in a solution of pH 7.0. The metal-binding capacities were calculated through the analysis of breakthrough curves generated by monitoring the metal concentrations on a flow injection-flame atomic absorption system. Capacities for individual metals were comparable and in the order of Cu{sup 2+} >> Pb{sup 2+} > Ni{sup 2+} {approx} Cd{sup 2+} > Co{sup 2+} > Mn{sup 2+} >> Na{sup +}. Elemental combustion analysis yielded polymer coverage on the CPG of approximately 4 x 10{sup 12} to 5 x 10{sup 12} chains/cm{sup 2}, when average chain lengths were used in the calculations. Formation constants and site capacities of both polymers for Cd{sup 2+} were determined through equilibrium and breakthrough studies. The maximum log K values for the strong sites were determined to be {approx}13 for both PLAsp and for PLGlu. Additionally, the metal selectivity of PLAsp and PLGlu was evaluated when breakthrough curves were run with several metals present in solution at one time. Both polymers showed selectivities in the order of their single metal-binding capacities, i.e., Cu{sup 2+} > Pb{sup 2+} > Ni{sup 2+} {approx} Cd{sup 2+}. Both polymers exhibited similar binding trends and binding strengths for all of the metals studied. This likely reflects the absence of a predetermined tertiary structure of the polymers on the surface and the relatively high residue-per-metal ratio ({approx}20:1), which places less stringent requirements on the steric hindrance between the side chains and the resultant 'wrapping' of the peptide around the metal.

  3. Response of the hammerhead shark olfactory epithelium to amino acid stimuli.

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    Tricas, Timothy C; Kajiura, Stephen M; Summers, Adam P

    2009-10-01

    Sharks and rays are highly sensitive to chemical stimuli in their natural environment but several hypotheses predict that hammerhead sharks, with their expanded head and enlarged olfactory epithelium, have particularly acute olfactory systems. We used the electro-olfactogram (EOG) technique to compare the relative response of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) olfactory epithelium to 20 proteinogenic amino acids and determine the sensitivity for 6 amino acids. At micromolar concentrations, cysteine evoked the greatest EOG response which was approximately twice as large as that of alanine. The weakest response was obtained for proline followed by aspartic acid and isoleucine. The olfactory epithelium showed adaptation to sequential stimulation, and recovery was related to the inter-stimulus time period. Estimated EOG response thresholds were in the sub-nanomolar range for both alanine (9.2 x 10(-11) M) and cysteine (8.4 x 10(-10) M) and in the micromolar range for proline and serine. These thresholds from 10(-10) to 10(-6) M for the scalloped hammerhead shark are comparable or lower than those reported for other teleost and elasmobranch species. Future work should focus on binary and more complex compounds to test for competition and cross-adaptation for different classes of peripheral receptors, and their responses to molecules found in biologically relevant stimuli.

  4. Processing of formic acid-containing ice by heavy and energetic cosmic ray analogues

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    Bergantini, A; Rothard, H; Boduch, P; Andrade, D P P

    2014-01-01

    Formic acid (HCOOH) has been extensively detected in space environments, including interstellar medium (gas and grains), comets and meteorites. Such environments are often subjected to the action of ionizing agents, which may cause changes in the molecular structure, thus leading to formation of new species. Formic acid is a possible precursor of pre-biotic species, such as Glycine (NH2CH2COOH). This work investigates experimentally the physicochemical effects resulting from interaction of heavy and energetic cosmic ray analogues (46MeV 58Ni11+) in H2O:HCOOH (1:1) ice, at 15 K, in ultrahigh vacuum regime, using Fourier transform infrared spectrometry in the mid-infrared region (4000-600 cm-1 or 2.5-12.5 microns). After the bombardment, the sample was slowly heated to room temperature. The results show the dissociation cross-section for the formic acid of 2.4x10^-13 cm2, and half-life due to galactic cosmic rays of 8x10^7 yr. The IR spectra show intense formation of CO and CO2, and small production of more com...

  5. A Direct, Biomass-Based Synthesis of Benzoic Acid: Formic Acid-Mediated Deoxygenation of the Glucose-Derived Materials Quinic Acid and Shikimic Acid

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    Arceo, Elena; Ellman, Jonathan; Bergman, Robert

    2010-05-03

    An alternative biomass-based route to benzoic acid from the renewable starting materials quinic acid and shikimic acid is described. Benzoic acid is obtained selectively using a highly efficient, one-step formic acid-mediated deoxygenation method.

  6. Meta-analysis of 28,141 individuals identifies common variants within five new loci that influence uric acid concentrations.

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    Melanie Kolz

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Elevated serum uric acid levels cause gout and are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. To investigate the polygenetic basis of serum uric acid levels, we conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide association scans from 14 studies totalling 28,141 participants of European descent, resulting in identification of 954 SNPs distributed across nine loci that exceeded the threshold of genome-wide significance, five of which are novel. Overall, the common variants associated with serum uric acid levels fall in the following nine regions: SLC2A9 (p = 5.2x10(-201, ABCG2 (p = 3.1x10(-26, SLC17A1 (p = 3.0x10(-14, SLC22A11 (p = 6.7x10(-14, SLC22A12 (p = 2.0x10(-9, SLC16A9 (p = 1.1x10(-8, GCKR (p = 1.4x10(-9, LRRC16A (p = 8.5x10(-9, and near PDZK1 (p = 2.7x10(-9. Identified variants were analyzed for gender differences. We found that the minor allele for rs734553 in SLC2A9 has greater influence in lowering uric acid levels in women and the minor allele of rs2231142 in ABCG2 elevates uric acid levels more strongly in men compared to women. To further characterize the identified variants, we analyzed their association with a panel of metabolites. rs12356193 within SLC16A9 was associated with DL-carnitine (p = 4.0x10(-26 and propionyl-L-carnitine (p = 5.0x10(-8 concentrations, which in turn were associated with serum UA levels (p = 1.4x10(-57 and p = 8.1x10(-54, respectively, forming a triangle between SNP, metabolites, and UA levels. Taken together, these associations highlight additional pathways that are important in the regulation of serum uric acid levels and point toward novel potential targets for pharmacological intervention to prevent or treat hyperuricemia. In addition, these findings strongly support the hypothesis that transport proteins are key in regulating serum uric acid levels.

  7. Homo-polymerization of α-Olefins and Co-polymerization of Higher α-Olefins with Ethylene in the Presence of CpTiCl2(OC6H4X-p/MAO Catalysts (X = CH3, Cl

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    Z. Wieczorek

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Cyclopentadienyl-titanium complexes containing –OC6H4X ligands (X = Cl,CH3 activated with methylaluminoxane (MAO were used in the homo-polymerizationof ethylene, propylene, 1-butene, 1-pentene, 1-butene, and 1-hexene, and also in co-polymerization of ethylene with the α-olefins mentioned. The -X substituents exhibitdifferent electron donor-acceptor properties, which is described by Hammett’s factor (σ.The chlorine atom is electron acceptor, while the methyl group is electron donor. Thesecatalysts allow the preparation of polyethylene in a good yield. Propylene in the presenceof the catalysts mentioned dimerizes and oligomerizes to trimers and tetramers at 25oCunder normal pressure. If the propylene pressure was increased to 7 atmospheres,CpTiCl2(OC6H4CH3/MAO catalyst at 25oC gave mixtures with different contents ofpropylene dimers, trimers and tetramers. At 70oC we obtained only propylene trimer.Using the catalysts with a -OC6H4Cl ligand we obtained atactic polymers with Mw182,000 g/mol (at 25oC and 100,000 g/mol (at 70oC. The superior activity of theCpTiCl2(OC6H4Cl/MAO catalyst used in polymerization of propylene prompted us tocheck its activity in polymerization of higher α-olefins (1-butene, 1-pentene, 1-hexeneand in co-polymerization of these olefins with ethylene. However, when homo-polymerization was carried out in the presence of this catalyst no polymers wereobtained. Gas chromatography analysis revealed the presence of dimers. The activity ofthe CpTiCl2(OC6H4Cl/MAO catalyst in the co-polymerization of ethylene with higher α-olefins is limited by the length of the co-monomer carbon chain. Hence, the highest catalyst activities were observed in co-polymerization of ethylene with propylene (here a lower pressure of the reagents and shorter reaction time were applied to obtain catalytic activity similar to that for other co-monomers. For other co-monomers the activity of the catalyst

  8. Identification of Novel Genetic Determinants of Erythrocyte Membrane Fatty Acid Composition among Greenlanders.

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    Mette Korre Andersen

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Fatty acids (FAs are involved in cellular processes important for normal body function, and perturbation of FA balance has been linked to metabolic disturbances, including type 2 diabetes. An individual's level of FAs is affected by diet, lifestyle, and genetic variation. We aimed to improve the understanding of the mechanisms and pathways involved in regulation of FA tissue levels, by identifying genetic loci associated with inter-individual differences in erythrocyte membrane FA levels. We assessed the levels of 22 FAs in the phospholipid fraction of erythrocyte membranes from 2,626 Greenlanders in relation to single nucleotide polymorphisms genotyped on the MetaboChip or imputed. We identified six independent association signals. Novel loci were identified on chromosomes 5 and 11 showing strongest association with oleic acid (rs76430747 in ACSL6, beta (SE: -0.386% (0.034, p = 1.8x10-28 and docosahexaenoic acid (rs6035106 in DTD1, 0.137% (0.025, p = 6.4x10-8, respectively. For a missense variant (rs80356779 in CPT1A, we identified a number of novel FA associations, the strongest with 11-eicosenoic acid (0.473% (0.035, p = 2.6x10-38, and for variants in FADS2 (rs174570, LPCAT3 (rs2110073, and CERS4 (rs11881630 we replicated known FA associations. Moreover, we observed metabolic implications of the ACSL6 (rs76430747 and CPT1A (rs80356779 variants, which both were associated with altered HbA1c (0.051% (0.013, p = 5.6x10-6 and -0.034% (0.016, p = 3.1x10-4, respectively. The latter variant was also associated with reduced insulin resistance (HOMA-IR, -0.193 (0.050, p = 3.8x10-6, as well as measures of smaller body size, including weight (-2.676 kg (0.523, p = 2.4x10-7, lean mass (-1.200 kg (0.271, p = 1.7x10-6, height (-0.966 cm (0.230, p = 2.0x10-5, and BMI (-0.638 kg/m2 (0.181, p = 2.8x10-4. In conclusion, we have identified novel genetic determinants of FA composition in phospholipids in erythrocyte membranes, and have shown examples of links

  9. Potentiometric determination of peroxodisulfuric acid during electrolysis sulfuric acid

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    Fedor Malchik

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Was proposed two potentiometric methods for determining peroxodisulfuric acid during electrolysis of sulfuric acid (potentiometric titration method and direct potentiometry, based on its interaction with a known excess of a solution Fe2+.

  10. Progress in engineering acid stress resistance of lactic acid bacteria.

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    Wu, Chongde; Huang, Jun; Zhou, Rongqing

    2014-02-01

    Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are widely used for the production of a variety of fermented foods, and are considered as probiotic due to their health-promoting effect. However, LAB encounter various environmental stresses both in industrial fermentation and application, among which acid stress is one of the most important survival challenges. Improving the acid stress resistance may contribute to the application and function of probiotic action to the host. Recently, the advent of genomics, functional genomics and high-throughput technologies have allowed for the understanding of acid tolerance mechanisms at a systems level, and many method to improve acid tolerance have been developed. This review describes the current progress in engineering acid stress resistance of LAB. Special emphasis is placed on engineering cellular microenvironment (engineering amino acid metabolism, introduction of exogenous biosynthetic capacity, and overproduction of stress response proteins) and maintaining cell membrane functionality. Moreover, strategies to improve acid tolerance and the related physiological mechanisms are also discussed.

  11. Effect of phenolic acids on glucose and organic acid metabolism by lactic acid bacteria from wine.

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    Campos, Francisco M; Figueiredo, Ana R; Hogg, Tim A; Couto, José A

    2009-06-01

    The influence of phenolic (p-coumaric, caffeic, ferulic, gallic and protocatechuic) acids on glucose and organic acid metabolism by two strains of wine lactic acid bacteria (Oenococcus oeni VF and Lactobacillus hilgardii 5) was investigated. Cultures were grown in modified MRS medium supplemented with different phenolic acids. Cellular growth was monitored and metabolite concentrations were determined by HPLC-RI. Despite the strong inhibitory effect of most tested phenolic acids on the growth of O. oeni VF, the malolactic activity of this strain was not considerably affected by these compounds. While less affected in its growth, the capacity of L. hilgardii 5 to degrade malic acid was clearly diminished. Except for gallic acid, the addition of phenolic acids delayed the metabolism of glucose and citric acid in both strains tested. It was also found that the presence of hydroxycinnamic acids (p-coumaric, caffeic and ferulic) increased the yield of lactic and acetic acid production from glucose by O. oeni VF and not by L. hilgardii 5. The results show that important oenological characteristics of wine lactic acid bacteria, such as the malolactic activity and the production of volatile organic acids, may be differently affected by the presence of phenolic acids, depending on the bacterial species or strain.

  12. [Determination of scopolin, chlorogenic acid, scopoletin, isochlorogenic acid A, isochlorogenic acid B and isochlorogenic acid C in plants of Erycibe].

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    Xu, Xiao-kun; Chen, Zhi-yong; Liao, Li-ping; Zhang, Zi-jia; Wang, Zheng-tao

    2015-03-01

    An accurate and reliable analytical method for-simultaneous determination of six active components (scopolin, chlorogenic acid, scopoletin, isochlorogenic acid A, isochlorogenic acid B and isochlorogenic acid C) in plants of Erycibe was developed. Scopolin, chlorogenic acid, scopoletin, isochlorogenic acid A, isochlorogenic acid B and isochlorogenic acid C in the samples were well separated in analytical HPLC by gradual elution with methanol-0.1% formic acid solution. The chromatographic condictions: Agilent Poroshell 120 EC-C18 column, flowing rate being 1 mL x min(-1), detecting wavelength at 345 nm. Good linearities of scopolin, chlorogenic acid, scopoletin, isochlorogenic acid A, isochlorogenic acid B and isochlorogenic acid C were in the range of 0.026 8-2.68, 0.027 0-2.70, 0.008 1-0.81, 0.018 8-1.88, 0.017 6-1.76, 0.019 6-1.96 μg, respectively (r > 0.999 6). The average recoveries of the six components were 98.1%, 98.7%, 100.8%, 100.4%, 99.7%, 101.1%; the relative standard deviations were 2.67%, 2.86%, 2.62%, 1.98%, 2.76%, 2.19%. The method is simple, feasible and reproducible and can be used for the quality control of plants of Erycibe.

  13. Usnic acid controls the acidity tolerance of lichens.

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    Hauck, Markus; Jürgens, Sascha-René

    2008-11-01

    The hypotheses were tested that, firstly, lichens producing the dibenzofuran usnic acid colonize substrates characterized by specific pH ranges, secondly, this preferred pH is in a range where soluble usnic acid and its corresponding anion occur in similar concentrations, and thirdly, usnic acid makes lichens vulnerable to acidity. Lichens with usnic acid prefer an ambient pH range between 3.5 and 5.5 with an optimum between 4.0 and 4.5. This optimum is close to the pK(a1) value of usnic acid of 4.4. Below this optimum pH, dissolved SO(2) reduces the chlorophyll fluorescence yield more in lichens with than without their natural content of usnic acid. This suggests that usnic acid influences the acidity tolerance of lichens. The putative mechanism of the limited acidity tolerance of usnic acid-containing lichens is the acidification of the cytosol by molecules of protonated usnic acid shuttling protons through the plasma membrane at an apoplastic pH

  14. Circulating folic acid in plasma: relation to folic acid fortification

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    The implementation of folic acid fortification in the United States has resulted in unprecedented amounts of this synthetic form of folate in the American diet. Folic acid in circulation may be a useful measure of physiologic exposure to synthetic folic acid, and there is a potential for elevated co...

  15. Acetic acid extraction from aqueous solutions using fatty acids

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    IJmker, H.M.; Gramblicka, M.; Kersten, Sascha R.A.; van der Ham, Aloysius G.J.; Schuur, Boelo

    2014-01-01

    A major challenge for production of acetic acid via bio-based routes is cost-effective concentration and purification of the acetic acid from the aqueous solutions, for which liquid–liquid extraction is a possible method. A main challenge in extraction of acetic acid from dilute aqueous solutions is

  16. Acetic acid extraction from aqueous solutions using fatty acids

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    IJmker, H.M.; Gramblicka, M.; Kersten, S.R.A.; Ham, van der A.G.J.; Schuur, B.

    2014-01-01

    A major challenge for production of acetic acid via bio-based routes is cost-effective concentration and purification of the acetic acid from the aqueous solutions, for which liquid–liquid extraction is a possible method. A main challenge in extraction of acetic acid from dilute aqueous solutions is

  17. N-(3-Chlorophenylmaleamic acid

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    B. Thimme Gowda

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, C10H8ClNO3, the molecular conformation is stabilized by two intramolecular hydrogen bonds. The first is a short O—H...O hydrogen bond within the maleamic acid unit and the second is a C—H...O hydrogen bond which connects the amide group with the phenyl ring. The maleamic acid unit is essentially planar, with an r.m.s. deviation of 0.044 Å, and makes a dihedral angle of 15.2 (1° with the phenyl ring. In the crystal, intermolecular N—H...O hydrogen bonds link the molecules into C(7 chains running [010].

  18. Acid hydrolysis of cellulose

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    Salazar, H.

    1980-12-01

    One of the alternatives to increase world production of etha nol is by the hydrolysis of cellulose content of agricultural residues. Studies have been made on the types of hydrolysis: enzimatic and acid. Data obtained from the sulphuric acid hydrolysis of cellulose showed that this process proceed in two steps, with a yield of approximately 95% glucose. Because of increases in cost of alternatives resources, the high demand of the product and the more economic production of ethanol from cellulose materials, it is certain that this technology will be implemented in the future. At the same time further studies on the disposal and reuse of the by-products of this production must be undertaken.

  19. Autohydrolysis of phytic acid.

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    Hull, S R; Gray, J S; Montgomery, R

    1999-09-10

    The autohydrolysis of phytic acid at 120 degrees C resulted in the formation of most of the phosphate esters of myo-inositol in varying amounts depending upon the reaction time. Eighteen of the 39 chromatographically distinct myo-inositol mono-, bis-, tris-, tetrakis-, pentakis-, and hexakisphosphates have been characterized using two different HPLC systems. These myo-inositol phosphates were partially purified by preparative anion-exchange chromatography under acidic and alkaline elution conditions. The combination of these two methods provides a two-tiered chromatographic approach to the rapid and sensitive identification of inositol phosphates in complex mixtures. Identification of the products was confirmed by 1D and 2D (1)H NMR analysis. The analytical procedure was applied to the autohydrolysis of the mixture of inositol phosphates from corn steep water.

  20. N-(3-Methylphenylsuccinamic acid

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available In the crystal structure of the title compound, C11H13NO3, the conformations of the N—H and C=O bonds in the amide segment are anti to each other, and that of the amide H atom is anti to the meta-methyl group in the benzene ring. Furthermore, the conformations of the amide oxygen and the carbonyl O atom of the acid segment are also anti to the adjacent –CH2 groups. The C=O and O—H bonds of the acid group are syn to each other. In the crystal, the molecules are packed into infinite chains through intermolecular N—H...O and O—H...O hydrogen bonds.

  1. Accidents with sulfuric acid

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    Rajković Miloš B.

    2006-01-01

    Sulfuric acid is an important industrial and strategic raw material, the production of which is developing on all continents, in many factories in the world and with an annual production of over 160 million tons. On the other hand, the production, transport and usage are very dangerous and demand measures of precaution because the consequences could be catastrophic, and not only at the local level where the accident would happen. Accidents that have been publicly recorded during the last eigh...

  2. Phenolic acids bioavailability

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    The daily intake of phenolic compounds does not necessarily reflect the dose at which they reach the physiological targets in the organisms. The biological activity of phenolic compounds metabolites found in blood, organs and target tissues, as a result of digestive and hepatic activity, may differ from those of the native forms of the substances. This review discusses the absorption and metabolism of phenolic acids, a class of phenolic compounds abundant in food, and the methodologies used f...

  3. Omega-3 fatty acids (image)

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    Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fat that the body derives from food. Omega-3s (and omega-6s) are known as essential fatty acids (EFAs) because they are important for good health. ...

  4. Folic Acid Questions and Answers

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    ... What effect does taking folic acid have on arsenic poisoning? In many countries in the world, arsenic in ... What effect does taking folic acid have on arsenic poisoning? In many countries in the world, arsenic in ...

  5. Bile acids for viral hepatitis

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    Chen, Weikeng; Liu, J; Gluud, C

    2007-01-01

    Trials have assessed bile acids for patients with viral hepatitis, but no consensus has been reached regarding their usefulness.......Trials have assessed bile acids for patients with viral hepatitis, but no consensus has been reached regarding their usefulness....

  6. (boric acid) against Blattella germanica

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    May 1, 2013 ... study of the ovaries was done following the toxicity assays after having evaluated the toxicity of the boric acid ... Key words: German cockroach, boric acid, reproduction, ovary, biochemical. ... MATERIALS AND METHODS.

  7. Enzymic Synthesis of Caffeoylglucaric Acid from Chlorogenic Acid and Glucaric Acid by a Protein Preparation from Tomato Cotyledons 1

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    Strack, Dieter; Gross, Wiltrud; Wray, Victor; Grotjahn, Lutz

    1987-01-01

    The phenylpropane metabolism of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) cotyledons was investigated. The HPLC analysis revealed two hydroxycinnamic-acid conjugates as major components, identified as chlorogenic acid (5-O-caffeoylquinic acid) and caffeoylglucaric acid (2-O- or 5-O-caffeoyl-glucaric acid). Quantitative analyses indicated a precursor-product relationship between the chlorogenic and caffeoylglucaric acids. Protein preparations from tomato cotyledons were found to catalyze the formation of caffeoylglucaric acid with chlorogenic acid as acyl donor and free glucaric acid as acceptor molecule. This enzyme activity, possibly to be classified as hydroxycinnamoylquinic acid:glucaric acid hydroxycinnamoyltransferase, acts together with hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA: quinic acid hydroxycinnamoyltransferase. PMID:16665274

  8. Biological properties of lipoic acid

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    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Lipoic acid is a prostetic group of H-protein of the glycine cleavage system and the dihydrolipoamide acyltransferases (E2 of the pyruvate, alpha-ketoglutarate and branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase complexes. Lipoic acid and its reduced form, dihydrolipoic acid, reacts with oxygen reactive species. This paper reviews the beneficial effects in oxidative stress models or clinical conditions.

  9. Lewis Acid Catalyzed Benzylic Bromination

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    Shibatomi, Kazutaka; Zhang, Yanhua; Yamamoto, Hisashi

    2008-01-01

    Lewis acid catalyzed bromination on aromatic side chain was achieved efficiently by using 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (DBDMH) as a bromination reagent under mild conditions. Zirconium(IV) chloride showed the highest catalytic activity for the benzylic bromination. It was revealed that the present Lewis acid catalysis proceeds via the radical generation pathway. In contrast to Lewis acid catalysis, Brønsted acid promoted aromatic ring bromination without any benzylic bromination. Monobro...

  10. LACTIC ACID BACTERIA: PROBIOTIC APPLICATIONS

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    Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) is a heterotrophic Gram-positive bacteria which under goes lactic acid fermentations and leads to production of lactic acid as an end product. LAB includes Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc, Pediococcus, Lactococcus and Streptococcus which are grouped together in the family lactobacillaceae. LAB shows numerous antimicrobial activities due to production of antibacterial and antifungal compounds such as organic acids, bacteriocins, diacetyl, hydrogen peroxide and reutrin. LA...

  11. Acids and bases solvent effects on acid-base strenght

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    2013-01-01

    Acids and bases are ubiquitous in chemistry. Our understanding of them, however, is dominated by their behaviour in water. Transfer to non-aqueous solvents leads to profound changes in acid-base strengths and to the rates and equilibria of many processes: for example, synthetic reactions involving acids, bases and nucleophiles; isolation of pharmaceutical actives through salt formation; formation of zwitter- ions in amino acids; and chromatographic separation of substrates. This book seeks to enhance our understanding of acids and bases by reviewing and analysing their behaviour in non-aqueous solvents. The behaviour is related where possible to that in water, but correlations and contrasts between solvents are also presented.

  12. Fumaric acid production by fermentation

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    Roa Engel, C.A.; Straathof, A.J.J.; Zijlmans, T.W.; Van Gulik, W.M.; Van der Wielen, L.A.M.

    2008-01-01

    Abstract The potential of fumaric acid as a raw material in the polymer industry and the increment of cost of petroleum-based fumaric acid raises interest in fermentation processes for production of this compound from renewable resources. Although the chemical process yields 112% w/w fumaric acid fr

  13. Pantothenic acid biosynthesis in zymomonas

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    Tao, Luan; Tomb, Jean-Francois; Viitanen, Paul V.

    2014-07-01

    Zymomonas is unable to synthesize pantothenic acid and requires this essential vitamin in growth medium. Zymomonas strains transformed with an operon for expression of 2-dehydropantoate reductase and aspartate 1-decarboxylase were able to grow in medium lacking pantothenic acid. These strains may be used for ethanol production without pantothenic acid supplementation in seed culture and fermentation media.

  14. Acid Rain Limits Global Warming

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    Will Knight; 张林玲

    2004-01-01

    @@ Acid rain restricts global warming by reducing methane① emissions from natural wetland areas, suggests a global climate study. Acid rain is the result of industrial pollution,which causes rainwater to carry small quantities of acidic compoumds② such as sulphuric and nitric acid③. Contaminated rainwater can upset rivers and lakes, killing fish and other organisms and also damage plants, trees and buildings.

  15. Microbial degradation of poly(amino acid)s.

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    Obst, Martin; Steinbüchel, Alexander

    2004-01-01

    Natural poly(amino acid)s are a group of poly(ionic) molecules (ionomers) with various biological functions and putative technical applications and play, therefore, an important role both in nature and in human life. Because of their biocompatibility and their synthesis from renewable resources, poly(amino acid)s may be employed for many different purposes covering a broad spectrum of medical, pharmaceutical, and personal care applications as well as the domains of agriculture and of environmental applications. Biodegradability is one important advantage of naturally occurring poly(amino acid)s over many synthetic polymers. The intention of this review is to give an overview about the enzyme systems catalyzing the initial steps in poly(amino acid) degradation. The focus is on the naturally occurring poly(amino acid)s cyanophycin, poly(epsilon-L-lysine) and poly(gamma-glutamic acid); but biodegradation of structurally related synthetic polyamides such as poly(aspartic acid) and nylons, which are known from various technical applications, is also included.

  16. Molecular Interaction of Pinic Acid with Sulfuric Acid

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    Elm, Jonas; Kurten, Theo; Bilde, Merete

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the molecular interactions between the semivolatile α-pinene oxidation product pinic acid and sulfuric acid using computational methods. The stepwise Gibbs free energies of formation have been calculated utilizing the M06-2X functional, and the stability of the clusters is evaluated...... from the corresponding ΔG values. The first two additions of sulfuric acid to pinic acid are found to be favorable with ΔG values of -9.06 and -10.41 kcal/mol. Addition of a third sulfuric acid molecule is less favorable and leads to a structural rearrangement forming a bridged sulfuric acid-pinic acid...... cluster. The involvement of more than one pinic acid molecule in a single cluster is observed to lead to the formation of favorable (pinic acid)2(H2SO4) and (pinic acid)2(H2SO4)2 clusters. The identified most favorable growth paths starting from a single pinic acid molecule lead to closed structures...

  17. Heterogeneous uptake of amines by citric acid and humic acid.

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    Liu, Yongchun; Ma, Qingxin; He, Hong

    2012-10-16

    Heterogeneous uptake of methylamine (MA), dimethylamine (DMA), and trimethylamine (TMA) onto citric acid and humic acid was investigated using a Knudsen cell reactor coupled to a quadrupole mass spectrometer at 298 K. Acid-base reactions between amines and carboxylic acids were confirmed. The observed uptake coefficients of MA, DMA, and TMA on citric acid at 298 K were measured to be 7.31 ± 1.13 × 10(-3), 6.65 ± 0.49 × 10(-3), and 5.82 ± 0.68 × 10(-3), respectively, and showed independence of sample mass. The observed uptake coefficients of MA, DMA, and TMA on humic acid at 298 K increased linearly with sample mass, and the true uptake coefficients of MA, DMA, and TMA were measured to be 1.26 ± 0.07 × 10(-5), 7.33 ± 0.40 × 10(-6), and 4.75 ± 0.15 × 10(-6), respectively. Citric acid, having stronger acidity, showed a higher reactivity than humic acid for a given amine; while the steric effect of amines was found to govern the reactivity between amines and citric acid or humic acid.

  18. Polycondensation of dicarboxylic acids and diols in water catalyzed by surfactant-combined catalysts and successive chain extension.

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    Takasu, Akinori; Takemoto, Aki; Hirabayashi, Tadamichi

    2006-01-01

    Direct dehydration polycondensation of dicarboxylic acids and alcohols was carried out by surfactant-combined Brønsted and Lewis acids. This procedure did not require the removal of water, because the esterification was established at the interface of the emulsion in water. Emulsion polycondensations of 1,9-nonanediol (1,9-ND) and dodecanedioic acid (DDA) (the molar ratio of dicarboxylic acid to diol = 1:1) were carried out at 80 degrees C for 48 h in the presence of 16 wt % DBSA. The corresponding polyester (M(w) = 10.1 x 10(3)) was obtained in an excellent yield (99%). Chain extension in the emulsion was carried out using hexamethylene diisocyanate as the chain extender. SEC measurements indicated the expected shift to higher molecular weight region (M(w) = 11.4 x 10(3), M(w)/M(n) = 3.4) compared with parent polyester (M(w) = 4.5 x 10(3), M(w)/M(n) = 2.2).

  19. Effects of duodenal infusions of palmitic, stearic, or oleic acids on milk composition and physical properties of butter.

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    Enjalbert, F; Nicot, M C; Bayourthe, C; Moncoulon, R

    2000-07-01

    Four dairy cows fitted with a duodenal cannula were used in a 4 x 4 Latin square design to investigate the effects of daily duodenal infusion of 500 g of fatty acids (containing mainly C16:0, C18:0, or cis-C18:1) on fecal concentrations of fatty acids, fatty acid profiles of milk fat, and solid fat content of butter. Fecal concentrations of C16:0 and especially of C18:0 were increased by duodenal infusion. Infusion with C16:0 increased the proportion of C16:0 in milk fat and delayed softening of butter when the temperature rose. Infusion with C18:0 resulted only in a slight increase of C18:0 proportion in milk fat and did not significantly affect solid fat in butter between -10 and 30 degrees C. With the infusion of cis-C18:1, the proportion of cis-C18:1 in milk fat was more than twice that of control, to the detriment of C16:0. Butter contained low proportion of solid fat, even at low temperatures. Increasing C16:0 or cis-C18:1 in milk fatty acid via duodenal infusion can be used to study their specific effects on butter characteristics, but, because of a low transfer from infusion to milk, this method is less efficient with C18:0.

  20. Dietary unsaturated fatty acids increase plasma glucagon-like peptide-1 and cholecystokinin and may decrease premeal ghrelin in lactating dairy cows.

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    Bradford, B J; Harvatine, K J; Allen, M S

    2008-04-01

    Previous reports have indicated that dietary unsaturated fat can decrease energy intake of lactating dairy cattle. However, the mechanism for this response is unclear. To evaluate the potential role of gut peptides, periprandial concentrations of cholecystokinin (CCK), glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), and ghrelin were measured. From a replicated 4 x 4 Latin square experiment, 4 cows from a single square were selected for analysis of responses to 3 treatments: a control diet (5.5% total fatty acids, 65% unsaturated), a diet with added saturated fat (SAT, 8.3% fatty acids, 47% unsaturated), and a diet with added unsaturated fat (UNS, 7.8% fatty acids, 63% unsaturated). The SAT treatment increased duodenal flow of saturated fatty acids compared with UNS and control and, despite the fact that ruminal biohydrogenation altered fatty acid profiles of digesta, UNS increased duodenal flow of unsaturated fatty acids compared with SAT and control. Blood samples were collected at 8-min intervals through the first 2 meals of the day and analyzed by commercial radioimmunoassays. The UNS treatment increased plasma CCK concentration relative to SAT and control, and increased plasma GLP-1 concentration compared with control. Furthermore, fat treatments tended to suppress the prandial ghrelin surge that was evident for control. Suppression of feed intake by unsaturated fats is likely mediated in part by increased secretion of CCK and GLP-1, and dietary fat may also inhibit ghrelin release before conditioned meals.

  1. Enhanced catalytic activity of gold nanoparticles doped in a mesoporous organic gel based on polymeric phloroglucinol carboxylic acid-formaldehyde.

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    Yang, Han; Nagai, Keiji; Abe, Toshiyuki; Homma, Hirofumi; Norimatsu, Takayoshi; Ramaraj, Ramasamy

    2009-09-01

    Gold nanoparticles were supported by a phloroglucinolcarboxylic acid-formaldehyde (PF) gel, a new organic gel with a 30 nm spheroid-like structure. The surface area of the PF gel with gold nanoparticles was 550 m(2)/g. Gold nanoparticles supported on a PF gel exhibited catalytic activity in the reduction of 4-nitrophenol with a reaction rate constant of 7.4 x 10(-3) s(-1), which is high in the reported heterogeneous reaction system. The adsorption behavior of 4-nitrophenol into the gel support was observed by ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy. Gold nanoparticles in the PF network were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy observation. The high reduction rate would be attributed to the extraction and diffusion of the reactant through the pores of a PF gel support to encounter the highly dispersed gold nanoparticles on the surface and inside the material.

  2. Inflammation but no DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) damage in mice exposed to airborne dust from a biofuel plant

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    Madsen, Anne Mette; Saber, Anne Thoustrup; Nordly, Pernille

    2008-01-01

    . The levels of DNA strand breaks in broncheoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells from the mice exposed to dust did not differ from those in the control samples. Conclusions The results indicate that the instillation of dust from a biofuel plant, at doses corresponding to 2 weeks of exposure to human endotoxins...... not been studied in detail. This study investigated whether exposure to dust from biofuel plants induces DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) damage and inflammation in exposed mice. Methods DNA damage and inflammation were evaluated in mice exposed through the intratracheal installation of airborne dust collected...... at a biofuel plant at the straw storage hall and in the boiler room. The mice were given either a single dose of dust (18 or 54 mu g) or four doses of 54 mu g on each of four consecutive days. Control mice were exposed to a 0.9% sodium chloride solution. Results In the mice exposed to 4 x 54 mu g of dust...

  3. Proton conducting membranes based on benzimidazole sulfonic acid doped sulfonated poly(oxadiazole-triazole) copolymer for low humidity operation

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    Boaventura, M.; Mendes, A.; Madeira, L.M. [LEPAE - Laboratorio de Engenharia de Processos Ambiente e Energia, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias s/n, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal); Gomes, D.; Nunes, S.P. [GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht GmbH, Max Planck Str. 1, D-21502, Geesthacht (Germany); Ponce, M.L.

    2008-07-15

    This work reports for the first time the preparation of sulphonated poly(oxadiazole-triazole) copolymer membranes doped with amphoteric molecule, 1H-benzimidazole-2-sulphonic acid and their characterisation as proton conductors at 120 C and low humidity. The membranes had not only high proton conductivities, up to 4 x 10{sup -3} S cm{sup -1} at 120 C and low relative humidity (5 and 10%), but also had good mechanical properties with a storage modulus of about 3 GPa at 300 C and high thermal stability with T{sub g} up to around 420 C. Because of their superior ion conducting and mechanical properties they have potential as a proton conducting membrane for fuel cell applications, in particular at high temperature and extremely low-humidity conditions. (Abstract Copyright [2008], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  4. Microbial transformations of isocupressic acid.

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    Lin, S J; Rosazza, J P

    1998-07-01

    Microbial transformations of the labdane-diterpene isocupressic acid (1) with different microorganisms yielded several oxygenated metabolites that were isolated and characterized by MS and NMR spectroscopic analyses. Nocardia aurantia (ATCC 12674) catalyzed the cleavage of the 13,14-double bond to yield a new nor-labdane metabolite, 2. Cunninghamella elegans (-) (NRRL 1393) gave 7beta-hydroxyisocupressic acid (3) and labda-7,13(E)-diene-6beta,15, 17-triol-19-oic acid (4), and Mucor mucedo (ATCC 20094) gave 2alpha-hydroxyisocupressic acid (5) and labda-8(17),14-diene-2alpha, 13-diol-19-oic acid (6).

  5. Amino Acid Catabolism in Plants.

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    Hildebrandt, Tatjana M; Nunes Nesi, Adriano; Araújo, Wagner L; Braun, Hans-Peter

    2015-11-02

    Amino acids have various prominent functions in plants. Besides their usage during protein biosynthesis, they also represent building blocks for several other biosynthesis pathways and play pivotal roles during signaling processes as well as in plant stress response. In general, pool sizes of the 20 amino acids differ strongly and change dynamically depending on the developmental and physiological state of the plant cell. Besides amino acid biosynthesis, which has already been investigated in great detail, the catabolism of amino acids is of central importance for adjusting their pool sizes but so far has drawn much less attention. The degradation of amino acids can also contribute substantially to the energy state of plant cells under certain physiological conditions, e.g. carbon starvation. In this review, we discuss the biological role of amino acid catabolism and summarize current knowledge on amino acid degradation pathways and their regulation in the context of plant cell physiology.

  6. Acidic aerosol in urban air

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    Fukuda, M.; Yamaoka, S.; Miyazaki, T.; Oka, M.

    1982-01-01

    The distribution and chemical composition of acidic aerosol in Osaka City were investigated. Samples were collected at five sites in the city from June to September, 1979. Acidic aerosol was determined by the acid-base titration method, sulfate ion by barium chloride turbidimetry, nitrate ion by the xylenol method, and chloride ion by the mercury thiocyanate method. The concentration of acidic aerosol at five sites ranged from 7.7 micrograms per cubic meter to 10.0 micrograms per cubic meter, but mean concentrations in the residential area were slightly higher than those in the industrial area. When acidic aerosol concentrations were compared with concentrations of sulfate, nitrate, and chloride ions, a significant correlation was found between acidic aerosol and sulfate ion. The sum of the ion equivalents of the three types showed good correlation with the acidic aerosol equivalent during the whole period.

  7. Nucleic Acid Vaccines

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    2004-01-01

    @@ Anew method of immunization was discovered in the early 1990s. Several research groups independently demonstrated that direct inoculation of DNA plasmids coding for a specific protein antigen could elicit immune responses against that antigen[1-4].Since in theory the mRNA molecules also have the potential to be translated into the protein antigen, this vaccination approach was officially named by WHO as the nucleic acid vaccination even though the term DNA vaccine has been used more commonly in the literature. This novel approach is considered the fourth generation of vaccines after live attenuated vaccines, killed or inactivated vaccines and recombinant protein based subunit vaccines.

  8. Mycophenolic Acid in Silage

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    Schneweis, Isabell; Meyer, Karsten; Hörmansdorfer, Stefan; Bauer, Johann

    2000-01-01

    We examined 233 silage samples and found that molds were present in 206 samples with counts between 1 × 103 and 8.9 × 107 (mean, 4.7 × 106) CFU/g. Mycophenolic acid, a metabolite of Penicillium roqueforti, was detected by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry in 74 (32%) of these samples at levels ranging from 20 to 35,000 (mean, 1,400) μg/kg. This compound has well-known immunosuppressive properties, so feeding with contaminated silage may promote the development of infectious diseases in livestock. PMID:10919834

  9. New Acid Combination for a Successful Sandstone Acidizing

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    Shafiq, M. U.; Mahmud, H. K. B.; Rezaee, R.

    2017-05-01

    With the development of new enhanced oil recovery techniques, sandstone acidizing has been introduced and played a pivotal role in the petroleum industry. Different acid combinations have been applied, which react with the formation, dissolve the soluble particles; thus increase the production of hydrocarbons. To solve the problems which occurred using current preflush sandstone acidizing technology (hydrochloric acid); a new acid combination has been developed. Core flooding experiments on sandstone core samples with dimensions 1.5 in. × 3 in. were conducted at a flow rate of 2 cm3/min. A series of hydrochloric-acetic acid mixtures with different ratios were tested under 150°F temperature. The core flooding experiments performed are aimed to dissolve carbonate, sodium, potassium and calcium particles from the core samples. These experiments are followed by few important tests which include, porosity-permeability, pH value, Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) analysis and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR measurements). All the results are compared with the results of conventional hydrochloric acid technology. NMR and porosity analysis concluded that the new acid combination is more effective in creating fresh pore spaces and thus increasing the reservoir permeability. It can be seen from the pore distribution before and after the acidizing. Prior applying acid; the large size of pores appears most frequently in the pore distribution while with the applied acid, it was found that the small pore size is most the predominant of the pore distribution. These results are validated using ICP analysis which shows the effective removal of calcium and other positive ions from the core sample. This study concludes that the combination of acetic-hydrochloric acid can be a potential candidate for the preflush stage of sandstone acidizing at high temperature reservoirs.

  10. Bicyclic glutamic acid derivatives.

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    Meyer, Udo; Bisel, Philippe; Weckert, Edgar; Frahm, August Wilhelm

    2006-05-15

    For the second-generation asymmetric synthesis of the trans-tris(homoglutamic) acids via Strecker reaction of chiral ketimines, the cyanide addition as the key stereodifferentiating step produces mixtures of diastereomeric alpha-amino nitrile esters the composition of which is independent of the reaction temperature and the type of the solvent, respectively. The subsequent hydrolysis is exclusively achieved with concentrated H(2)SO(4) yielding diastereomeric mixtures of three secondary alpha-amino alpha-carbamoyl-gamma-esters and two diastereomeric cis-fused angular alpha-carbamoyl gamma-lactams as bicyclic glutamic acid derivatives, gained from in situ stereomer differentiating cyclisation of the secondary cis-alpha-amino alpha-carbamoyl-gamma-esters. Separation was achieved by CC. The pure secondary trans-alpha-amino alpha-carbamoyl-gamma-esters cyclise on heating and treatment with concentrated H(2)SO(4), respectively, to diastereomeric cis-fused angular secondary alpha-amino imides. Their hydrogenolysis led to the enantiomeric cis-fused angular primary alpha-amino imides. The configuration of all compounds was completely established by NMR methods, CD-spectra, and by X-ray analyses of the (alphaR,1R,5R)-1-carbamoyl-2-(1-phenylethyl)-2-azabicyclo[3.3.0]octan-3-one and of the trans-alphaS,1S,2R-2-ethoxycarbonylmethyl-1-(1-phenylethylamino)cyclopentanecarboxamide.

  11. Cryoprotection from lipoteichoic acid

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    Rice, Charles V.; Middaugh, Amy; Wickham, Jason R.; Friedline, Anthony; Thomas, Kieth J.; Johnson, Karen; Zachariah, Malcolm; Garimella, Ravindranth

    2012-10-01

    Numerous chemical additives lower the freezing point of water, but life at sub-zero temperatures is sustained by a limited number of biological cryoprotectants. Antifreeze proteins in fish, plants, and insects provide protection to a few degrees below freezing. Microbes have been found to survive at even lower temperatures, and with a few exceptions, antifreeze proteins are missing. Survival has been attributed to external factors, such as the high salt concentration of brine veins and adhesion to particulates or ice crystal defects. We have discovered an endogenous cryoprotectant in the cell wall of bacteria, lipoteichoic acid biopolymers. Adding 1% LTA to bacteria cultures immediately prior to freezing provides 50% survival rate, similar to the results obtained with 1% glycerol. In the absence of an additive, bacterial survival is negligible as measured with the resazurin cell viability assay. The mode of action for LTA cryoprotection is unknown. With a molecular weight of 3-5 kDa, it is unlikely to enter the cell cytoplasm. Our observations suggest that teichoic acids could provide a shell of liquid water around biofilms and planktonic bacteria, removing the need for brine veins to prevent bacterial freezing.

  12. Acid Ceramidase in Melanoma

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    Realini, Natalia; Palese, Francesca; Pizzirani, Daniela

    2016-01-01

    Acid ceramidase (AC) is a lysosomal cysteine amidase that controls sphingolipid signaling by lowering the levels of ceramides and concomitantly increasing those of sphingosine and its bioactive metabolite, sphingosine 1-phosphate. In the present study, we evaluated the role of AC-regulated sphing......Acid ceramidase (AC) is a lysosomal cysteine amidase that controls sphingolipid signaling by lowering the levels of ceramides and concomitantly increasing those of sphingosine and its bioactive metabolite, sphingosine 1-phosphate. In the present study, we evaluated the role of AC......-regulated sphingolipid signaling in melanoma. We found that AC expression is markedly elevated in normal human melanocytes and proliferative melanoma cell lines, compared with other skin cells (keratinocytes and fibroblasts) and non-melanoma cancer cells. High AC expression was also observed in biopsies from human...... generate lower amounts of ceramides than normal melanocytes do. This down-regulation in ceramide production appears to result from suppression of the de novo biosynthesis pathway. To test whether AC might contribute to melanoma cell proliferation, we blocked AC activity using a new potent (IC50 = 12 n...

  13. Synthesis of Ba0.905Ca0.845Mg0.25SiO4:xEu2+, yMn2+ White-Light Phosphors with the Single-Stage Method and Their Luminescent Properties%用一步法合成Ba0.905Ca0.845Mg0.25Si04:xEu2+,yMn2+白光荧光粉及其发光性能

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    陈永杰; 李郎楷; 肖林久; 郑志辉; 谢颖

    2011-01-01

    采用高温同相法合成一系列碱土硅酸盐Ba0.905Ca0.845Mg0.25SiO4:xEu2+,yMn2+(x、y为摩尔比)荧光粉.探讨烧结温度、时间、助熔剂BaCl2和Eu22+及Mn2+掺量对荧光粉发光性能的影响.通过热重一差热分析确定荧光粉的合成温度,用X射线衍射、扫描电子显微镜和荧光光谱表征荧光粉的结构、形貌和发光性能.1 000~1 100℃合成的Ba0.905Ca0.845Mg0 25SiO4:Eu2+荧光粉具有Ba1.31Ca0.69SiO4和BaCa2Mg(SiO4)2晶相、在300~410nm有强吸收,可与紫光InGaN基发光二极管芯片(340~420nm)匹配,在紫光激发下,发射覆盖蓝光到红光连续光谱的白光,可很好地应用于白光发光二极管.%A series of Ba0.905Ca0.845Mg0.25SiO4:xEu2+,yMn2+ phosphors were synthesized by the high-temperature solid-state reaction method. Influence of firing temperature and time, fluxing agent BaCl2 and dosages of Eu2+ & Mn2+ on luminescence properties were investigated. A better preparation temperature was determined by the thermogravimetric-differential thermal analysis, and morphology, topography and luminescence properties of the phosphors were checked by the X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and fluorescence spectra, respectively. The Ba0.905Ca0.845Mg0.25SiOn:Eu2+ phosphors synthesized under 1 000-1 100 ℃ have both Ba1.31Ca0.69SiO4 and BaCa2Mg(SiO4)2 phases. Ba0.905Ca0.845Mg0.25SiO4:xEu2+, yMn2+ phosphors have a strong absorption for ultraviolet (UV) light between 300 nm and 410 nm, and are comparable to UV InGaN-based light-emitting diodes (LED) chips (340420 nm). These phosphors can emit white light with a continuous spectrum under UV light excitation, covering from blue light to red-light, and can be better applied in white LEDs.

  14. Kinetics of wet oxidation of formic acid and acetic acid

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    Shende, R.V.; Mahajani, V.V. [Univ. of Mumbai (India). Dept. of Chemical Technology

    1997-11-01

    Oxidation of lower molecular weight carboxylic acids such as formic, acetic, glyoxalic, and oxalic acids is often the rate-controlling step during wet oxidation (WO) of an aqueous waste stream exhibiting very high chemical oxygen demand (COD). The kinetics of WO of formic acid was studied in the absence and presence of a cupric sulfate as catalyst in the temperature range 150--240 C and oxygen partial pressure range 0.345--1.380 MPa. Wet oxidation of acetic acid was carried out in the presence of cupric sulfate in the temperature range 215--235 C. Homogeneous copper sulfate was found to be a very good catalyst for oxidation of formic acid and acetic acid.

  15. Association between fatty acid metabolism in the brain and Alzheimer disease neuropathology and cognitive performance: A nontargeted metabolomic study

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    An, Yang; Pletnikova, Olga; O’Brien, Richard; Troncoso, John; Legido-Quigley, Cristina; Thambisetty, Madhav

    2017-01-01

    Background The metabolic basis of Alzheimer disease (AD) pathology and expression of AD symptoms is poorly understood. Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids have previously been linked to both protective and pathogenic effects in AD. However, to date little is known about how the abundance of these species is affected by differing levels of disease pathology in the brain. Methods and findings We performed metabolic profiling on brain tissue samples from 43 individuals ranging in age from 57 to 95 y old who were stratified into three groups: AD (N = 14), controls (N = 14) and “asymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease” (ASYMAD), i.e., individuals with significant AD neuropathology at death but without evidence for cognitive impairment during life (N = 15) from the autopsy sample of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA). We measured 4,897 metabolite features in regions both vulnerable in the middle frontal and inferior temporal gyri (MFG and ITG) and resistant (cerebellum) to classical AD pathology. The levels of six unsaturated fatty acids (UFAs) in whole brain were compared in controls versus AD, and the differences were as follows: linoleic acid (p = 8.8 x 10−8, FC = 0.52, q = 1.03 x 10−6), linolenic acid (p = 2.5 x 10−4, FC = 0.84, q = 4.03 x 10−4), docosahexaenoic acid (p = 1.7 x 10−7, FC = 1.45, q = 1.24 x 10−6), eicosapentaenoic acid (p = 4.4 x 10−4, FC = 0.16, q = 6.48 x 10−4), oleic acid (p = 3.3 x 10−7, FC = 0.34, q = 1.46 x 10−6), and arachidonic acid (p = 2.98 x 10−5, FC = 0.75, q = 7.95 x 10−5). These fatty acids were strongly associated with AD when comparing the groups in the MFG and ITG, respectively: linoleic acid (p ASYMAD>AD) and increases in docosahexanoic acid (AD>ASYMAD>control) may represent regionally specific threshold levels of these metabolites beyond which the accumulation of AD pathology triggers the expression of clinical symptoms. The main limitation of this study is the relatively small sample size. There are few

  16. Association between fatty acid metabolism in the brain and Alzheimer disease neuropathology and cognitive performance: A nontargeted metabolomic study.

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    Stuart G Snowden

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The metabolic basis of Alzheimer disease (AD pathology and expression of AD symptoms is poorly understood. Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids have previously been linked to both protective and pathogenic effects in AD. However, to date little is known about how the abundance of these species is affected by differing levels of disease pathology in the brain.We performed metabolic profiling on brain tissue samples from 43 individuals ranging in age from 57 to 95 y old who were stratified into three groups: AD (N = 14, controls (N = 14 and "asymptomatic Alzheimer's disease" (ASYMAD, i.e., individuals with significant AD neuropathology at death but without evidence for cognitive impairment during life (N = 15 from the autopsy sample of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA. We measured 4,897 metabolite features in regions both vulnerable in the middle frontal and inferior temporal gyri (MFG and ITG and resistant (cerebellum to classical AD pathology. The levels of six unsaturated fatty acids (UFAs in whole brain were compared in controls versus AD, and the differences were as follows: linoleic acid (p = 8.8 x 10-8, FC = 0.52, q = 1.03 x 10-6, linolenic acid (p = 2.5 x 10-4, FC = 0.84, q = 4.03 x 10-4, docosahexaenoic acid (p = 1.7 x 10-7, FC = 1.45, q = 1.24 x 10-6, eicosapentaenoic acid (p = 4.4 x 10-4, FC = 0.16, q = 6.48 x 10-4, oleic acid (p = 3.3 x 10-7, FC = 0.34, q = 1.46 x 10-6, and arachidonic acid (p = 2.98 x 10-5, FC = 0.75, q = 7.95 x 10-5. These fatty acids were strongly associated with AD when comparing the groups in the MFG and ITG, respectively: linoleic acid (p ASYMAD>AD and increases in docosahexanoic acid (AD>ASYMAD>control may represent regionally specific threshold levels of these metabolites beyond which the accumulation of AD pathology triggers the expression of clinical symptoms. The main limitation of this study is the relatively small sample size. There are few cohorts with extensive longitudinal cognitive assessments

  17. Association between fatty acid metabolism in the brain and Alzheimer disease neuropathology and cognitive performance: A nontargeted metabolomic study.

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    Snowden, Stuart G; Ebshiana, Amera A; Hye, Abdul; An, Yang; Pletnikova, Olga; O'Brien, Richard; Troncoso, John; Legido-Quigley, Cristina; Thambisetty, Madhav

    2017-03-01

    The metabolic basis of Alzheimer disease (AD) pathology and expression of AD symptoms is poorly understood. Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids have previously been linked to both protective and pathogenic effects in AD. However, to date little is known about how the abundance of these species is affected by differing levels of disease pathology in the brain. We performed metabolic profiling on brain tissue samples from 43 individuals ranging in age from 57 to 95 y old who were stratified into three groups: AD (N = 14), controls (N = 14) and "asymptomatic Alzheimer's disease" (ASYMAD), i.e., individuals with significant AD neuropathology at death but without evidence for cognitive impairment during life (N = 15) from the autopsy sample of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA). We measured 4,897 metabolite features in regions both vulnerable in the middle frontal and inferior temporal gyri (MFG and ITG) and resistant (cerebellum) to classical AD pathology. The levels of six unsaturated fatty acids (UFAs) in whole brain were compared in controls versus AD, and the differences were as follows: linoleic acid (p = 8.8 x 10-8, FC = 0.52, q = 1.03 x 10-6), linolenic acid (p = 2.5 x 10-4, FC = 0.84, q = 4.03 x 10-4), docosahexaenoic acid (p = 1.7 x 10-7, FC = 1.45, q = 1.24 x 10-6), eicosapentaenoic acid (p = 4.4 x 10-4, FC = 0.16, q = 6.48 x 10-4), oleic acid (p = 3.3 x 10-7, FC = 0.34, q = 1.46 x 10-6), and arachidonic acid (p = 2.98 x 10-5, FC = 0.75, q = 7.95 x 10-5). These fatty acids were strongly associated with AD when comparing the groups in the MFG and ITG, respectively: linoleic acid (p ASYMAD>AD) and increases in docosahexanoic acid (AD>ASYMAD>control) may represent regionally specific threshold levels of these metabolites beyond which the accumulation of AD pathology triggers the expression of clinical symptoms. The main limitation of this study is the relatively small sample size. There are few cohorts with extensive longitudinal cognitive assessments

  18. Solid acid catalysis from fundamentals to applications

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    Hattori, Hideshi

    2014-01-01

    IntroductionTypes of solid acid catalystsAdvantages of solid acid catalysts Historical overviews of solid acid catalystsFuture outlookSolid Acids CatalysisDefinition of acid and base -Brnsted acid and Lewis acid-Acid sites on surfacesAcid strengthRole of acid sites in catalysisBifunctional catalysisPore size effect on catalysis -shape selectivity-Characterization of Solid Acid Catalysts Indicator methodTemperature programmed desorption (TPD) of ammoniaCalorimetry of adsorption of basic moleculesInfrare

  19. Japodic Acid, A Novel Aliphatic Acid from Jatropha podagrica Hook

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    Aiyelaagbe, Olapeju O.; Gloer, James B.

    2008-01-01

    A new aliphatic acid named japodic acid (1) with a gem-dimethyl cyclopropane ring has been isolated from the roots of Jatropha podagrica. Its structure was established by 1D and 2D NMR and mass spectrometric data. Two other known compounds, erythrinasinate (2) and fraxidin (3) were also isolated from this plant for the first time. Japodic acid showed mild insect growth inhibition activity against Helicoverpa zea (37% growth reduction at 100 ppm). Fraxidin and erythrinasinate exhibited antibac...

  20. Electrolytic nature of aqueous sulfuric acid. 2. Acidity.

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    Fraenkel, Dan

    2012-09-27

    In part 1 of this study, I reported that the Debye-Hückel limiting law and the smaller-ion shell (SiS) model of strong electrolyte solutions fit nicely with the experimental mean ionic activity coefficient (γ(±)) of aqueous sulfuric acid as a function of concentration and of temperature when the acid is assumed to be a strong 1-3 electrolyte. Here, I report that the SiS-derived activity coefficient of H(+), γ(H(+)), of the 1-3 acid is comparable to that of aqueous HCl. This agrees with titration curves showing, as well-known, that sulfuric acid in water is parallel in strength to aqueous HCl. The calculated pH is in good accord with the Hammett acidity function, H(0), of aqueous sulfuric acid at low concentration, and differences between the two functions at high concentration are discussed and explained. This pH-H(0) relation is consistent with the literature showing that the H(0) of sulfuric acid (in the 1-9 M range) is similar to those of HCl and the other strong mineral monoprotic acids. The titration of aqueous sulfuric acid with NaOH does not agree with the known second dissociation constant of 0.010 23; rather, the constant is found to be ~0.32 and the acid behaves upon neutralization as a strong diprotic acid practically dissociating in one step. A plausible reaction pathway is offered to explain how the acid may transform, upon base neutralization, from a dissociated H(4)SO(5) (as 3H(+) and HSO(5)(3-)) to a dissociated H(2)SO(4) even though the equilibrium constant of the reaction H(+) + HSO(5)(3-) ↔ SO(4)(2-) + H(2)O, at 25 °C, is 10(-37) (part 1).