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  1. Thickness-dependent fcc-hcp phase transformation in polycrystalline titanium thin films

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    Chakraborty, J., E-mail: jay@nmlindia.org [Materials Science and Technology Division, National Metallurgical Laboratory Jamshedpur, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Jamshedpur 831 007 (India); Kumar, Kishor [FCIPT, Institute for Plasma Research, B-15-17/P, GIDC, Electronic Estate, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382 044 (India); Ranjan, Rajeev [Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Bangalore 560 012 (India); Chowdhury, S. Ghosh; Singh, S.R. [Materials Science and Technology Division, National Metallurgical Laboratory Jamshedpur, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Jamshedpur 831 007 (India)

    2011-04-15

    Polycrystalline Ti thin films are shown to gradually transform from face-centered cubic (fcc) to hexagonal close-packed structure (hcp) with increasing film thickness. Diffraction stress analysis revealed that the fcc phase is formed in a highly compressive hcp matrix ({>=}2 GPa), the magnitude of which decreases with increasing film thickness. A correlation between stress and crystallographic texture vis-a-vis the fcc-hcp phase transformation has been established. The total free energy change of the system upon phase transformation calculated using the experimental results shows that the fcc-hcp transformation is theoretically possible in the investigated film thickness regime (144-720 nm) and the hcp structure is stable for films thicker than 720 nm, whereas the fcc structure can be stabilized in Ti films much thinner than 144 nm.

  2. Inherited textures in the bcc phase furnish information about the type of transformation from the fcc phase

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    Drawing annealed cylindric 18/8 Cr Ni steels, which are originally free of textures, produces the transformed phases - hcp and bcc - both showing major texture contributions with increasing stretching of the cylindric specimens. After stretching the original fcc-phase shows two orientations: [100]fcc vertical stroke vertical stroke cylinder axis and [111]fcc vertical stroke vertical stroke cylinder axis, i.e. direction of stress. In both cases the martensitic phase is produced by gliding and shear in the sequence fcc → hcp → bcc by Nishiyama-Wasserman (N-W) or Kurdjumov-Sachs (K-S) transformation in the (111)fcc planes, which enclose a small angle with direction of stress, i.e. cylinder axis. The calculated orientation distributions of the (110)bcc reflex are compared with the distribution measured by neutron diffraction to get information on the bulk material. The special K-S transformation with only 6 (110)bcc orientations shows relatively good agreement with the measured distribution, except at small angles ω between the cylinder axis and the scattering vector. This might be caused by the isotropic fraction of the fcc phase producing an anisotropic (110)bcc orientation distribution. (orig.)

  3. Ag-rich precipitates formation in the Cu–11%Al–10%Mn–3%Ag alloy

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    Highlights: • Cu-rich nanoprecipitates are formed in the presence of Ag. • Bainite precipitation is shifted to higher temperatures in the Cu–11%Al–10%Mn–3%Ag alloy. • The eutectoid α phase and bainite α1 phase compete by the Cu atoms during precipitation process. - Abstract: The formation of Ag-rich precipitates in the Cu–11%Al–10%Mn–3%Ag alloy initially quenched from 1123 K was analyzed. The results showed that nanoprecipitates of a Cu-rich phase are produced at about 523 K. In higher temperatures these nanoparticles grow and the relative fraction of Ag dissolved in it is increased, thus forming the Ag-rich phase

  4. Thermodynamic assessment of the Fe–Mn–Si system and atomic mobility of its fcc phase

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    Zheng, Weisen [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China); Lu, Xiao-Gang, E-mail: xglu@shu.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China); He, Yanlin [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China); Cui, Yuwen [Computational Alloy Design Group, IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Li, Lin [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China)

    2015-05-25

    Highlights: • The manganese silicides were better descripted. • The μ phase was confirmed not to be stable in the Mn–Si system. • A satisfactory thermodynamic description of the Fe–Mn–Si system was obtained. • All the T{sub 0} temperatures for the fcc and hcp phases were predicted accurately. • The atomic mobilities for the fcc phase in the Fe–Mn–Si system were obtained. - Abstract: Thermodynamic optimizations have been performed for the Mn–Si binary and Fe–Mn–Si ternary system by the CALPHAD method. Combining the experimental and ab initio calculated data on the enthalpies of formation of manganese silicides, a better description for those silicides has been obtained. Almost all the latest data on phase equilibria in the Mn–Si system were reproduced satisfactorily. Based on the new assessments of the binary sub-systems and the recent experimental data on phase equilibria including martensitic transformations, a reassessment of the Fe–Mn–Si system has been carried out. The optimized parameters of the Fe–Mn–Si system successfully reproduced phase equilibrium data, as well as the T{sub 0} temperature between the fcc and hcp phases. Apart from the thermodynamic evaluation, the interdiffusion coefficients for the fcc phase of the binary Fe–Si and ternary Fe–Mn–Si system have been determined experimentally over the temperature range from 1273 K to 1473 K employing the diffusion-couple technique. Subsequently, atomic mobility data for the fcc phase of the Fe–Mn–Si system have been assessed and most diffusivity data have been satisfactorily described.

  5. Thermodynamic assessment of the Fe–Mn–Si system and atomic mobility of its fcc phase

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    Highlights: • The manganese silicides were better descripted. • The μ phase was confirmed not to be stable in the Mn–Si system. • A satisfactory thermodynamic description of the Fe–Mn–Si system was obtained. • All the T0 temperatures for the fcc and hcp phases were predicted accurately. • The atomic mobilities for the fcc phase in the Fe–Mn–Si system were obtained. - Abstract: Thermodynamic optimizations have been performed for the Mn–Si binary and Fe–Mn–Si ternary system by the CALPHAD method. Combining the experimental and ab initio calculated data on the enthalpies of formation of manganese silicides, a better description for those silicides has been obtained. Almost all the latest data on phase equilibria in the Mn–Si system were reproduced satisfactorily. Based on the new assessments of the binary sub-systems and the recent experimental data on phase equilibria including martensitic transformations, a reassessment of the Fe–Mn–Si system has been carried out. The optimized parameters of the Fe–Mn–Si system successfully reproduced phase equilibrium data, as well as the T0 temperature between the fcc and hcp phases. Apart from the thermodynamic evaluation, the interdiffusion coefficients for the fcc phase of the binary Fe–Si and ternary Fe–Mn–Si system have been determined experimentally over the temperature range from 1273 K to 1473 K employing the diffusion-couple technique. Subsequently, atomic mobility data for the fcc phase of the Fe–Mn–Si system have been assessed and most diffusivity data have been satisfactorily described

  6. Phase stability of ternary fcc and bcc Fe-Cr-Ni alloys

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    Wrobel, Jan S.; Nguyen-Manh, Duc; Lavrentiev, Mikhail Yu.; Muzyk, Marek; Dudarev, Sergei L.

    2014-01-01

    The phase stability of fcc and bcc magnetic binary Fe-Cr, Fe-Ni, Cr-Ni alloys and ternary Fe-Cr-Ni alloys is investigated using a combination of density functional theory (DFT), Cluster Expansion (CE) and Magnetic Cluster Expansion (MCE). Energies, magnetic moments, and volumes of more than 500 alloy structures are evaluated using DFT, and the most stable magnetic configurations are compared with experimental data. Deviations from the Vegard law in fcc Fe-Cr-Ni alloys, associated with non-lin...

  7. A first principles examination of phase stability in FCC-based Ni-V substitutional alloys

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    In this paper the phase stability of fcc- based Ni-V substitutional alloys is investigated using linear muffin-tin orbitals total energy (LMTO) calculations. The method of Connolly and Williams (CWM) is used to extract many body interactions from the ground state energies of selected ordered configurations. These interactions are used in conjunction with the cluster variations method (CVM) to calculate the alloy phase diagram. The dependence of the interactions on the choice of configurations used to calculate them is examined

  8. DOF phase separation of the Lennard-Jones fcc(111) surface

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    Jayanthi, C. S.; Celestini, Franck; Ercolessi, Furio; Tosatti, Erio

    1999-01-01

    Recent lattice model calculations have suggested that a full-layered crystal surface may undergo, under canonical (particle-conserving) conditions, a preroughening-driven two-dimensional phase separation into two disordered flat (DOF) regions, of opposite order parameter. We have carried out extensive classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of the Lennard-Jones fcc(111) surface, to check whether these predictions are relevant or not for a realistic continuous system. Very long simulatio...

  9. Control of bcc and fcc phase formation during mechanical alloying of Ti-Al-Nb

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    A Ti-Al-Nb alloy was processed by ball milling or mechanical alloying in a high energy shaker mill in an attempt to produce a fine grained BCC alloy. Previous studies of this alloy resulted in the formation of an amorphous phase followed by a 100% FCC alloy (probably a nitride phase). In the present study, ball milling was conducted in two different laboratories with nitride- and oxide-free starting powders in each location. Two types of starting powders were used: pre-alloyed powders and mixed elemental powders of the same composition. The production of a 90% BCC/10% FCC alloy was accomplished indicating that the production of 100% BCC alloy may be possible. The methods used to prevent the formation of nitrides and oxides of these very reactive constituents during mechanical alloying are discussed and x-ray diffraction results of the mechanically alloyed powders milled by various techniques are presented. The most important factor leading to amorphization and FCC phase formation appears to be contamination associated with periodic sampling of the alloy during ball milling even when dry, inert gas gloveboxes are used for powder transfer

  10. Does the fcc phase exist in the Fe bcc–hcp transition? A conclusion from first-principles studies

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    Despite considerable experimental and theoretical efforts, the underlying atomistic process of the body-centered cubic (bcc) to hexagonal close-packed (hcp) phase transition in Fe is still not clear. In particular, whether an intermediate fcc phase exists in the transition has long been controversial. In this work, we carry out a study on this problem from the viewpoint of energy based on accurate first-principles calculations. The results indicate that the occurrence of the metastable fcc state in the transition is energetically unfavorable, which can explain why no fcc phase was observed in recent in situ x-ray diffraction experiments. A transition mechanism that mainly consists of simultaneous shear and shuffle of the (1 1 0)bcc planes together with reduction of the (1 1 0)bcc interplane distance is proposed. It can explain both the anomalous structures and the temperature dependence of the c/a ratio of the hcp phase observed at the beginning of the transition in diamond anvil cell (DAC) experiments. Therefore, a metastable fcc state, which was proposed by Wang and Ingalls, is not needed to account for those observations in the DAC experiments. Moreover, we find that the fcc phase appearing in molecular dymanics simulations may be just an artifact of the semiempirical potential being employed, by which the differences between fcc and hcp are not well described. (paper)

  11. Effect of the FCC to HCP Phase Transition on Trace Element Partitioning Between Metal and Sulfide Melt

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    Campbell, A. J.; Thomas, R. B.; Fei, Y.

    2006-12-01

    Most of what we understand about the chemical behavior of iron alloys, even at high pressure, pertains to the fcc phase. However, it is widely thought that the relevant structure in the Earth's core is hcp, not fcc. In this study we aim to understand the effect of the fcc-hcp transition on siderophile element partitioning between metal and coexisting sulfide melt. This is important, for example, in evaluating models in which Re-Os-Pt isotope fractionations are attributed to partitioning between the Earth's inner and outer core. Experiments were doped with trace elements Ni, Re, Os, Ir, and Pt, which partitioned between Fe-Ru alloys and sulfide melt. Most experiments were performed at 1 bar in sealed silica tubes in a tube furnace, and some experiments were performed at 6 GPa in a multi-anvil press. The fcc-hcp transition was investigated by varying the Ru content of the experiments; the metal is fcc at Ru-poor compositions but hcp at higher Ru contents. The sulfur content of the melt varied with temperature and with bulk composition. The run products were characterized by electron microprobe, and abundances of the trace elements in both metal and melt were determined by laser ablation ICP-MS. The effect on partitioning of the phase transition can be distinguished from compositional effects because a range of Ru contents was studied. Our Ru-free dataare in good agreement with previously published data in the Fe-S system at 1 bar. However, our highest-Ru compositions show significant differences in their D values, attributable to the phase transition in the metal.

  12. Cesium under pressure: First-principles calculation of the bcc-to-fcc phase transition

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    Carlesi, S.; Franchini, A.; Bortolani, V.; Martinelli, S.

    1999-05-01

    In this paper we present the ab initio calculation of the structural properties of cesium under pressure. The calculation of the total energy is done in the local-density approximation of density-functional theory, using a nonlocal pseudopotential including the nonlinear core corrections proposed by Louie et al. The calculation of the pressure-volume diagram for both bcc and fcc structures allows us to prove that the transition from bcc to fcc structure is a first-order transition.

  13. Pressure-induced superconductivity in the fcc phase of lithium: Strong-coupling approach

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    Szczes' niak, R. [Institute of Physics, Czestochowa University of Technology, Al. Armii Krajowej 19, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Jarosik, M.W., E-mail: jarosikmw@wip.pcz.p [Institute of Physics, Czestochowa University of Technology, Al. Armii Krajowej 19, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Szczes' niak, D. [Institute of Physics, Jan DLugosz University in Czestochowa, Al. Armii Krajowej 13/15, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory UMR 6087, University of Maine, Ave. Olivier Messiaen, 72-085 Le Mans (France)

    2010-12-15

    The thermodynamic properties of the superconducting state in the fcc phase of lithium for the pressure (p) values 22.3 and 29.7 GPa have been determined by using the semi-phenomenological Eliashberg model. It has been shown, that the critical value of the Coulomb pseudopotential increases with p from 0.22 to 0.36. The values of the dimensionless ratios 2{Delta}(0)/k{sub B}T{sub C} and {Delta}C(T{sub C})/C{sup N}(T{sub C}) are higher than in the BCS theory and grow together with p. In contrast, the ratio T{sub C}C{sup N}(T{sub C})/H{sub C}{sup 2}(0) is smaller than in the BCS model and decreases with hydrostatic pressure's increasing. The Superconductors; Thermodynamic properties. numerical results have been supplemented by the analytical formula, which describes the dependence of the critical temperature on p in the considered pressure region.

  14. The low temperature magnetic properties of ytterbium in f.c.c. phase

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    The nuclear orientation results obtained under pressure for 3d impurities dissolved in the f.c.c. Ytterbium are compared with magnetization and de Haas Van Alphen experiments performed on the matrix. Open questions are the description of the 3d impurities at the metal semiconductor transition and the origin of the magnetic carriers of the matrix

  15. Comparison of experimental and theoretical calculations of backscattering amplitude and phase shift functions for a number of fcc metals

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    Extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectra have been acquired experimentally for a number of fcc metals with atomic number Z between 28 (Ni) and 90 (Th). The backscattering amplitude and phase shift functions have been extracted from the data and compared with calculations based on a single scattering theory, using for the ejected electron, the exact curved wave function. The calculated functions obtained with the curved wave formalism provide increased accuracy, particularly at low k, i.e. k < 4 A/sup -1/, compared to those obtained with the plane wave approximation

  16. On the mechanically induced crystallization of FCC phases by mechanical milling in ZrAlNiCu bulk metallic glasses

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    In the present study, amorphous-nanocrystalline phase transformation induced by mechanical milling of full monolithic bulk metallic glasses (based on Zr65Al7.5Ni10Cu17.5 and Zr58Al16Ni11Cu15 alloys) has been investigated using X-ray diffraction as well as transmission electron microscopy. Nanocrystals having an FCC structure and a grain size of several 10 nm precipitate in the early stages of the milling process and remain stable for long milling duration. The structure changes induced by milling give a new insight on the preparation of amorphous-related alloys when using the method of mechanical milling.

  17. Low-temperature magnetic properties of the metallic FCC phase of ytterbium

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    In nuclear orientation experiments performed on 3d radioactive ions of 54Mn, 51Cr and 60Co dissolved in FCC ytterbium, the occurrence of the 3d magnetism is exactly that found for divalent matrices. At 4.2 K the magnetisation of pure ytterbium varies linearly up to 130 kG. These measurements are in agreement with the existence, in a divalent matrix, of localised Yb3+ condensed at low temperature in a Kondo state. The possible origin of these Yb3+ ions is discussed. (author)

  18. Thermodynamic calculations of phase equilibria of Co-Cr-Pt ternary system and magnetically induced phase separation in the FCC and HCP phases

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    The calculations of phase equilibria of the Co-Cr-Pt ternary system have been carried out based on the thermodynamic assessments of Co-Cr, Co-Pt and Cr-Pt binary systems by the calculation of phase diagram technique. The Gibbs energies of the liquid, FCC, BCC and HCP solution phases were approximated by a sub-regular solution model, while those of σ and Cr3Pt phases were approximated by a compound energy model. Almost all the experimental information on each sub-system has been well described by the present set of thermodynamic parameters. A critical calculation of the magnetically induced miscibility gap between the ferromagnetic HCP and the paramagnetic HCP phase has been conducted, where the two-phase separation has been found at the Curie temperature. The Cr content in the ferromagnetic HCP phase increases and the width of the two-phase separation becomes narrower with increasing Pt content. The present calculations would be useful for the design and development of the perpendicular magnetic recording media

  19. Nanoscale phase separation in a fcc-based CoCrCuFeNiAl0.5 high-entropy alloy

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    Nano-scale phase separation is reported in a nominal single-phase, high-entropy alloy (HEA), which was characterized using scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) combined with atom probe tomography (APT). Despite the fact that X-ray diffraction exhibits a single face-centered-cubic (fcc) phase feature of the as-cast alloy prepared by melt spinning, selected area electron diffraction reveals weak L12 ordering in the as-spun alloy. High-resolution STEM shows the presence of two coherent nanophases with distinct L12 and fcc structures, coupling with compositional segregations. The ordering of the L12 domains is enhanced after annealing at 500 °C. Electron energy loss spectroscopy and APT analyses reveal that the L12 nano-phase is enriched with Fe, Co, Cr and Ni, while the fcc domains are a Cu-rich phase. The nano-scale phase separation can effectively minimize the lattice distortions caused by the atomic size difference in the constituent elements, which may offer structural insights into the unusual mechanical behavior and phase stability of fcc HEA

  20. Fractal-like behaviour of the BCC/FCC phase separation in the iron-gold alloys.

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    Błachowski, A; Ruebenbauer, K; Rakowska, A; Kac, S

    2010-03-01

    Iron-gold alloys with compositions Fe(70)Au(30) and Fe(50)Au(50) were prepared by arc melting. The alloys were investigated by means of the high-resolution scanning electron microscopy (SEM-FEG) in the as-cast state and upon annealing in two steps, i.e. at 250 degrees C for 24 h and subsequently at 500 degrees C for 48 h. The alloys were composed of two phases, i.e. a BCC phase rich in iron and a FCC phase rich in gold. The single-phase regions have equivalent diameter of about 50 nm. SEM images show self-similar structure for the spatial distribution of the above phases on scales ranging from about 1 mm till about 100 nm. The roughness of the images has been used to estimate a fractal dimension of the phase mixture. For larger scales of the as-cast samples one finds fractal dimension of about 1.7 for Fe(70)Au(30) composition, i.e. very close to the dimension of typical diffusion limited aggregation (DLA) fractals. For annealed samples, dimension 1.1 was found. PMID:20500404

  1. Martensitic transformation, fcc and hcp relative phase stability, and thermal cycling effects in Fe-Mn and Fe-Mn-X Alloys (X = Si, Co)

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    In this Thesis we present a study of the fcc and hcp relative phase stability in the Fe-Mn and Fe-Mn-Co systems. In particular, we have investigated the effect of two main factors affecting the relative phase stability: changes in the chemical composition of the alloys and changes in the density of crystalline defects in the microstructure.In order to analyse the effect of chemical composition, we have performed an experimental study of the fcc/hcp martensitic transformation temperatures in Fe-Mn-Co alloys in the composition range lying between 15% and 34% Mn, and between 1% and 16% Co.We have measured the martensitic transformation temperatures by means of dilatometry and electrical resistivity.We have combined this information with measurements of the fcc/hcp martensitic transformation temperatures in Co-rich alloys to perform a modelling of the Gibbs energy function for the hcp phase in the Fe-Mn-Co and Fe-Co systems.We found that, for alloys in the Mn range between 17% and 25%, Co additions tend to stabilise slightly the fcc phase.In the alloys with Mn contents below that range, increasing the amount of Co stabilise the bcc phase. In alloys with Mn contents above 25% the Neel temperature is depressed by the addition of Co, which stabilise the hcp phase.In order to investigate the effect of changes in the density of crystalline defects, we have performed thermal cycling experiments through the fcc/hcp martensitic transformation in Fe-Mn, Fe-Mn-Co and Fe-Mn-Si alloys.We have applied the thermodynamic description obtained before in order to analyse these experiments.We found in the thermal cycling experiments a first stage where the martensitic transformation is promoted.This stage occurs in all the studied alloys during the first cycle or the two first cycles.Increasing the number of thermal cycles, the promotion stage is replaced by an inhibition of the transformation stage.We propose a possible microstructural interpretation of these phenomena where the plastic

  2. Atomistically determined phase-field modeling of dislocation dissociation, stacking fault formation, dislocation slip, and reactions in fcc systems

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    Rezaei Mianroodi, Jaber; Svendsen, Bob

    2015-04-01

    The purpose of the current work is the development of a phase field model for dislocation dissociation, slip and stacking fault formation in single crystals amenable to determination via atomistic or ab initio methods in the spirit of computational material design. The current approach is based in particular on periodic microelasticity (Wang and Jin, 2001; Bulatov and Cai, 2006; Wang and Li, 2010) to model the strongly non-local elastic interaction of dislocation lines via their (residual) strain fields. These strain fields depend in turn on phase fields which are used to parameterize the energy stored in dislocation lines and stacking faults. This energy storage is modeled here with the help of the "interface" energy concept and model of Cahn and Hilliard (1958) (see also Allen and Cahn, 1979; Wang and Li, 2010). In particular, the "homogeneous" part of this energy is related to the "rigid" (i.e., purely translational) part of the displacement of atoms across the slip plane, while the "gradient" part accounts for energy storage in those regions near the slip plane where atomic displacements deviate from being rigid, e.g., in the dislocation core. Via the attendant global energy scaling, the interface energy model facilitates an atomistic determination of the entire phase field energy as an optimal approximation of the (exact) atomistic energy; no adjustable parameters remain. For simplicity, an interatomic potential and molecular statics are employed for this purpose here; alternatively, ab initio (i.e., DFT-based) methods can be used. To illustrate the current approach, it is applied to determine the phase field free energy for fcc aluminum and copper. The identified models are then applied to modeling of dislocation dissociation, stacking fault formation, glide and dislocation reactions in these materials. As well, the tensile loading of a dislocation loop is considered. In the process, the current thermodynamic picture is compared with the classical mechanical

  3. FCC Geographic Information Systems

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    Federal Communications Commission — The FCC Geographic Information Systems site gives you the tools to create, view, query and print customized maps showing FCC licensing data, regulated towers and...

  4. FCC-ee Overview

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    Zimmermann, F; Benedikt, M; Burkhardt, H; Cerutti, F; Ferrari, A; Gutleber, J; Haerer, B; Holzer, B; Jensen, E; Kersevan, R; Lebrun, P; Martin, R; Mereghetti, A; Osborne, J; Papaphilippou, Y; Schulte, D; Tomas, R; Wenninger, J; Blondel, A; Koratzinos, M; Boscolo, M; Lari, L; Furukawa, K; Ohmi, K; Oide, K; White, S; Bogomyagkov, A; Koop, I; Levichev, E; Muchnoi, N; Nikitin, S; Shatilov, D; Wienands, U; Gianfelice, E; Medina, L

    2015-01-01

    The FCC-ee is a proposed circular e+e- collider installed in a new 100 km tunnel delivering high luminosity to four experiments at centre-of-mass energies ranging from 91 GeV (Z pole) over 160 GeV (W threshold) and 240 GeV (H production) to 350 GeV (t physics). The FCC-ee design is pursued as part of the global Future Circular Collider (FCC) study, which regards the FCC-ee as a potential intermediate step towards a 100-TeV hadron collider, called FCC-hh, sharing the same tunnel infrastructure. We here report the FCC-ee design status.

  5. Phase transition from fcc to bcc structure of the Cu-clusters during nanocrystallization of Fe85.2Si1B9P4Cu0.8 soft magnetic alloy

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    Masahiko Nishijima

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available A role of Cu on the nanocrystallization of an Fe85.2Si1B9P4Cu0.8 alloy was investigated by X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS and transmission electron microscopy (TEM. The Cu K-edge XAFS results show that local structure around Cu is disordered for the as-quenched sample whereas it changes to fcc-like structure at 613 K. The fcc Cu-clusters are, however, thermodynamically unstable and begin to transform into bcc structure at 638 K. An explicit bcc structure is observed for the sample annealed at 693 K for 600 s in which TEM observation shows that precipitated bcc-Fe crystallites with ∼12 nm are homogeneously distributed. The bcc structure of the Cu-clusters transforms into the fcc-type again at 973 K, which can be explained by the TEM observations; Cu segregates at grain boundaries between bcc-Fe crystallites and Fe3(B,P compounds. Combining the XAFS results with the TEM observations, the structure transition of the Cu-clusters from fcc to bcc is highly correlated with the preliminary precipitation of the bcc-Fe which takes place prior to the onset of the first crystallization temperature, Tx1 = 707 K. Thermodynamic analysis suggests that an interfacial energy density γ between an fcc-Cu cluster and bcc-Fe matrix dominates at a certain case over the structural energy between fcc and bcc Cu, ΔGfcc − bcc, which causes phase transition of the Cu clusters from fcc to bcc structure.

  6. Phase transition from fcc to bcc structure of the Cu-clusters during nanocrystallization of Fe85.2Si1B9P4Cu0.8 soft magnetic alloy

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    A role of Cu on the nanocrystallization of an Fe85.2Si1B9P4Cu0.8 alloy was investigated by X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The Cu K-edge XAFS results show that local structure around Cu is disordered for the as-quenched sample whereas it changes to fcc-like structure at 613 K. The fcc Cu-clusters are, however, thermodynamically unstable and begin to transform into bcc structure at 638 K. An explicit bcc structure is observed for the sample annealed at 693 K for 600 s in which TEM observation shows that precipitated bcc-Fe crystallites with ∼12 nm are homogeneously distributed. The bcc structure of the Cu-clusters transforms into the fcc-type again at 973 K, which can be explained by the TEM observations; Cu segregates at grain boundaries between bcc-Fe crystallites and Fe3(B,P) compounds. Combining the XAFS results with the TEM observations, the structure transition of the Cu-clusters from fcc to bcc is highly correlated with the preliminary precipitation of the bcc-Fe which takes place prior to the onset of the first crystallization temperature, Tx1 = 707 K. Thermodynamic analysis suggests that an interfacial energy density γ between an fcc-Cu cluster and bcc-Fe matrix dominates at a certain case over the structural energy between fcc and bcc Cu, ΔGfcc−bcc, which causes phase transition of the Cu clusters from fcc to bcc structure

  7. Phase transition from fcc to bcc structure of the Cu-clusters during nanocrystallization of Fe85.2Si1B9P4Cu0.8 soft magnetic alloy

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    Nishijima, Masahiko; Matsuura, Makoto; Takenaka, Kana; Takeuchi, Akira; Ofuchi, Hironori; Makino, Akihiro

    2014-05-01

    A role of Cu on the nanocrystallization of an Fe85.2Si1B9P4Cu0.8 alloy was investigated by X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The Cu K-edge XAFS results show that local structure around Cu is disordered for the as-quenched sample whereas it changes to fcc-like structure at 613 K. The fcc Cu-clusters are, however, thermodynamically unstable and begin to transform into bcc structure at 638 K. An explicit bcc structure is observed for the sample annealed at 693 K for 600 s in which TEM observation shows that precipitated bcc-Fe crystallites with ˜12 nm are homogeneously distributed. The bcc structure of the Cu-clusters transforms into the fcc-type again at 973 K, which can be explained by the TEM observations; Cu segregates at grain boundaries between bcc-Fe crystallites and Fe3(B,P) compounds. Combining the XAFS results with the TEM observations, the structure transition of the Cu-clusters from fcc to bcc is highly correlated with the preliminary precipitation of the bcc-Fe which takes place prior to the onset of the first crystallization temperature, Tx1 = 707 K. Thermodynamic analysis suggests that an interfacial energy density γ between an fcc-Cu cluster and bcc-Fe matrix dominates at a certain case over the structural energy between fcc and bcc Cu, ΔGfcc - bcc, which causes phase transition of the Cu clusters from fcc to bcc structure.

  8. FCC Master PSAP Registry

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    Federal Communications Commission — In December 2003, the FCC began collecting data to build a registry of public safety answering points (PSAPs). A primary PSAP is defined as a PSAP to which 9-1-1...

  9. Silicide Induced Surface Defects in FePt nanoParticle fcc-to-fct Thermally Activated Phase Transition

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    Chen, S.; Lee, S. L.; André, P.

    2016-01-01

    Magnetic nanoparticles (MnPs) are relevant to a wide range of applications including high density information storage and magnetic resonance imaging to name but a few. Among the materials available to prepare MnPs, FePt is attracting growing attention. However, to harvest the strongest magnetic properties of FePt MnPs, a thermal annealing is often required to convert face-centered cubic as synthesized nPs into its tetragonal phase. Rarely addressed are the potential side effects of such treat...

  10. Bcc-fcc structure transition of Te

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    Using the synchrotron radiation x-ray powder diffraction technique, the structure phase transition of Te has been investigated at pressure up to 330 GPa and at 298 K. The phase transition from the bcc (Te-V) to a new high-pressure phase (Te-VI) was found at 100 GPa and the structure of the new phase was suggested to be a superlattice of the fcc structure. The Te-VI phase further transformed to the fcc phase (Te-VII) at 255 GPa with disappearance of satellite peaks. Since for group 16 elements, it has been considered that the structure of the highest pressure phase is bcc, the present results provided new information about the high-pressure behaviour of these elements.

  11. FCC Official Brochure - 2016

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    Charitos, Panagiotis

    2016-01-01

    The FCC brochure describes the main scope of the study and give more information about the main scenarios explored under the study. It also highlights the R&D efforts under the study that will go into a Conceptual Design Report. Finally, it offers more information about the collaboration and a list of useful contact details.

  12. Luminosity Targets for FCC-hh

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    Zimmermann, F.; Buffat, X.; Schulte, D.

    2016-01-01

    We discuss the choice of target values for the peak and integrated luminosity of a future high-energy frontier circular hadron collider (FCC-hh). We review the arguments on the physics reach of a hadron collider. Next we show that accelerator constraints will limit the beam current and the turnaround time. Taking these limits into account, we derive an expression for the ultimate integrated luminosity per year, depending on a possible pile-up limit imposed by the physics experiments. We finally benchmark our result against the planned two phases of FCC-hh [1, 2, 3

  13. FCC resid processing

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    This paper narrows the definition of reside processor to those FCC's which run feedstocks containing 1 wt.% or more Conradson carbon residue. With this new definition, the resid survey is revisited to see if any new conclusions can be drawn from the data. The authors break down the numbers and geography of resid processors, feed types, operating variables, and yields. After examining the state of resid processing in the FCC, the paper focuses on the design of cracking catalysts for handling resid feeds. There are important considerations involved in processing resid including high levels of contaminants such as vanadium and nickel, the impact on heat balance, and diffusion effects. Catalysts can be designed to improve the profitability of a resid operation. A clear picture of the roles of zeolite and matrix is presented, along with a discussion of the different types of zeoliters which are commonly used. The paper demonstrates how zeolite and matrix are best combined to meet objectives within a given set of constraints while processing resid

  14. Diffusivities and atomic mobilities in fcc Ni-Pt alloys

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    The inter-diffusion coefficients of face-centered cubic (fcc) Ni-Pt alloys at 1150, 1250 and 1300 oC were measured using Ni/Pt semi-infinite diffusion couples. Based on various experimental diffusion coefficients, an accurate set of atomic mobilities of Pt and Ni in the fcc phase of the Ni-Pt system were obtained via the DICTRA simulation package. The effect of thermodynamic parameters on the diffusion phenomena in fcc Ni-Pt alloys was also analyzed in the present work.

  15. Neutron Scattering from fcc Pr and Pr3Tl

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    Birgeneau, R. J.; Als-Nielsen, Jens Aage; Bucher, E.

    1972-01-01

    Elastic-neutron-scattering measurements on the singlet-ground-state ferromagnets fcc Pr and Pr3 Tl are reported. Both exhibit magnetic phase transitions, possibly to a simple ferromagnetic state at 20 and 11.6 °K, respectively. The transitions appear to be of second order although that in fcc Pr is...... clearly anomalous. Additional information on the inelastic scattering studies of the Γ1-Γ4 excitons in these systems is presented. dhcp Pr is also briefly discussed....

  16. Interdiffusion coefficients and atomic mobilities in fcc Cu-Fe-Mn alloys

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    Li J; Liu T; Chen W; Wang S; Zhang L; Du Y.; Xu H

    2014-01-01

    In the present work, the interdiffusion coefficients in fcc Cu-Fe-Mn alloys were experimentally determined via a combination of solid/solid diffusion couples, electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) technique and Matano-Kirkaldy method. Based on the reliable thermodynamic description of fcc phase in the Cu-Fe-Mn system available in the literature as well as the ternary diffusion coefficients measured in the present work, the atomic mobilities in fcc Cu-Fe-Mn al...

  17. FCC 5 and FCC 6 (3/4)

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    CERN. Geneva; Schulte, Daniel

    2016-01-01

    Abstract: The electron-positron collider, FCC-ee, should provide collisions over a wide range of beam energies, ranging from roughly 35 GeV to almost 200 GeV. The physics goals of the FCC-ee collider call for luminosities around 1e36 cm-2s-1 per interaction point at the Z pole and several 1e34 cm-2s-1 at the ZH production peak. The beam energy should be pushed above 175 GeV, with a total synchrotron-radiation power not exceeding 100 MW. The extremely high luminosities and resulting short beam lifetime, due to radiative Bhabha scattering, can be sustained by top-up injection. The FCC-ee acce...

  18. FCC-ee: Energy Calibration

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    Koratzinos, M. [Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland); Blondel, A. [Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland); Gianfelice-Wendt, E. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Zimmermann, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)

    2015-06-02

    The FCC-ee aims to improve on electroweak precision measurements, with goals of 100 ke V on the Z mass and width, and a fraction of MeV on the W mass. Compared to LEP, this implies a much improved knowledge of the center-of-mass energy when operating at the Z peak and WW threshold. This can be achieved by making systematic use of resonant depolarization. A number of issues have been identified, due in particular to the long polarization times. However the smaller emittance and energy spread of FCC-ee with respect to LEP should help achieve a much improved performance.

  19. New developments in FCC catalysis

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    Kelkar, C.P. [BASF Corporation, Iselin, NJ (United States)

    2011-07-01

    Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit is one of the primary boiling point reduction units in the refinery that converts longer chain crude oil to useful products such as distillate, gasoline and LPG. As the quality of feedstock deteriorates, while specifications on the product side are becoming more and more stringent, the FCC unit is being severely challenged. Over the past few years BASF has introduced two new platform technologies that will assist in this challenge. This paper will present an overview of those platforms and also provide a brief update on the research underway to mitigate the current REO crisis. (orig.)

  20. FCC 3 and FCC 4 (2/4)

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    2016-01-01

    Abstract: Owing to its specific interaction region design, the FCC-ee will be able to deliver unprecedented luminosities at centre-of-mass energies ranging from below the Z pole to the ttbar threshold and above. Operation at four energy regimes - at the Z pole, at the WW threshold, at 240 GeV for Higgs production, and at the ttbar thre...

  1. Lattice Dynamics of fcc Ca

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    Stassis, C.; Zaretsky, J.; Misemer, D. K.;;

    1983-01-01

    A large single crystal of FCC Ca was grown and was used to study the lattice dynamics of this divalent metal by coherent inelastic neutron scattering. The phonon dispersion curves were measured, at room temperature, along the [ξ00], [ξξ0], [ξξξ], and [0ξ1] symmetry directions. The dispersion curves...... to the propagation of elastic waves. The frequencies of the T1[ξξ0] branch for ξ between approximately 0.5 and 0.8 are slightly above the velocity-of-sound line determined from the low-frequency measurements. Since a similar effect has been observed in FCC Yb, it is natural to assume that the anomalous dispersion...

  2. 催化裂化干气中乙烯与苯 液相烷基化反应的研究%LIQUID-PHASE ALKYLATION OF BENZENE WITH DILUTE ETHYLENE IN FCC OFF-GAS

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    白杰; 王清遐; 谢素娟; 辛文杰; 徐龙伢

    2001-01-01

    The liquid-phase alkylation of benzene with dilute ethylene in FCC off-gas over β-based catalyst(YEB)has been investigated both in a slurry-bed reactor and a fixed-bed reactor.The results show that the slurry-bed reactor is much better than the fixed-bed reactor under the same reaction conditions for this reaction.In the slurry-bed reactor,more than 90% conversion of ethylene can be achieved under such reaction conditions as:temperature of 150~180℃,pressure of 0.8~1.3MPa,space velocity of 0.05~0.2h-1 and benzene/ethylene molar ratio 3~6.%研究了以β沸石为酸性成分的YEB催化剂在低温条件下催化裂化干气中乙烯与苯的烷基化制取乙苯过程。在YEB催化剂的作用下,苯与催化裂化干气中乙烯在浆态床反应器内可在较温和的条件下进行烷基化反应。在温度150~180 ℃、压力0.8~1.3 MPa、催化裂化干气中乙烯的重量空速为0.05~0.2 h-1及苯/烯摩尔比=3~6的反应条件下,可以达到干气中乙烯的转化率≥90%、丙烯的转化率≥99%的反应结果,显示良好的工业应用前景。

  3. Phase transition from fcc to bcc structure of the Cu-clusters during nanocrystallization of Fe85.2Si1B9P4Cu0.8 soft magnetic alloy

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    Masahiko Nishijima; Makoto Matsuura; Kana Takenaka; Akira Takeuchi; Hironori Ofuchi; Akihiro Makino

    2014-01-01

    A role of Cu on the nanocrystallization of an Fe85.2Si1B9P4Cu0.8 alloy was investigated by X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The Cu K-edge XAFS results show that local structure around Cu is disordered for the as-quenched sample whereas it changes to fcc-like structure at 613 K. The fcc Cu-clusters are, however, thermodynamically unstable and begin to transform into bcc structure at 638 K. An explicit bcc structure is observed for the sample an...

  4. Interactions of multiphase hydrodynamics, droplet evaporation, and chemical kinetics in FCC riser reactors.

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    Chang, S. L.

    1998-02-17

    A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computer code, ICRKFLO, has been developed for flow simulation of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) riser reactors, which convert crude oil into gasoline and other valuable products. The FCC flow, especially in the entry region, is a three-phase reacting flow including hot catalyst particles, inert lift gas, and feed oil droplets. The impact of the hydrodynamics processes of heat transfer, droplet evaporation, and mixing on the chemical kinetics or riser performance can be significant. ICRKFLO was used to evaluate the impact of these processes on the performance of an advanced FCC unit. The code solves for major flow properties of all three phases in an FCC riser, with models governing the transport of catalyst particles and feed oil droplet, the vaporization of the feed oil droplets, the cracking of the oil vapor, and the formation and deposition of coke on particles. First, the code was validated against available test data of a pilot-scale FCC unit. Then, flow calculations for the FCC unit were performed. Computational results indicate that the heat transfer and droplet vaporization processes have a significant impact on the performance of a pilot-scale FCC unit. The impact is expected to be even greater on commercial scale units.

  5. Quantization of the FCC nuclear theory

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    A face centered cubic (FCC) lattice of nucleons is shown to have quantal characteristics identical to those of the harmonic oscillator plus spin-orbit coupling model. A nucleon's quantal values in the FCC lattice are determined solely by the nucleon's geometrical position. Despite the contrary assumptions concerning the nuclear force, the independent particle model (i.e., shell model) and the FCC model make identical predictions about the independent-particle nature of nuclei. The two theories can be distinguished only by means of high energy, high resolution diffraction experiments. (orig.)

  6. Existence of fcc TiCr18H53

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    Originally an orthorhombic structure was assigned to the non-stoichiometric hydride TiCr18H36. Recent neutron and x-ray diffraction data indicated, however, that an alternate interpretation was possible, i.e. the solid consists of two hydride phases, an α' Laves phase having a composition of TiCr18H28 and an fcc phase with a much higher hydrogen content. This proved to be the case and it has been determined that the high concentration phase has a disordered fluorite structure with a/sub o/=4.27 A. Its hydrogen content, as estimated from diffraction peak intensities, corresponds to TiCr18H53. We have not been able to produce single phase fcc material but have prepared a mixed phase sample with an overall composition of TiCr18H48. The high-pressure reaction leading to the formation of the fluorite phase is very sluggish and irreversible. Pressure-composition-temperature (p-c-T) properties of this system have been determined and are discussed and a revised phase diagram is proposed

  7. Meteorites and thermodynamic equilibrium in f.c.c. iron-nickel alloys /25-50% Ni/

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    Albertsen, J. F.; Knudsen, J. M.; Roy-Poulsen, N. O.; Vistisen, L.

    Mossbauer spectroscopy and X-ray investigations show that taenite (fcc iron-nickel alloy) in meteorites generally has decomposed into an ordered phase FeNi with the L10 structure and a disordered fcc iron-nickel alloy containing less than 25% Ni. The two phases have the same bravais lattice, i.e., they form a pseudo monocrystal. The decomposition is discussed in terms of Fe-Ni phase diagram.

  8. Study on Commercial Application of FCC with Auxiliary Gasoline Reactor for Improving FCC Naphtha Quality

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    Wei Qiang

    2007-01-01

    This article introduces the commercial application of FCC technology equipped with a gasoline auxiliary reactor in the RFCC unit at PetroChina Harbin Petrochemical Branch Company.Test results have shown the excellent outcome for commercial application of the gasoline upgrading in the auxiliary reactor to reduce the olefin content in FCC naphtha.Application of this technology can reduce the olefin content in FCC naphtha to less than 35v%.Adjustment of the FCC operation towards more severg conditions can further reduce the olefin content in FCC naphtha to less than 20 v%.so that the FCC naphtha can meet the current standard or meet more stringent specification requirements in the future to achieve compelling economic and social benefits.

  9. Discussions on the Feasibility of Using FCC Offgas for Atomization of FCC Feed

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    Cao Dongxue

    2005-01-01

    The consumption of steam as a traditional means for feedstock atomization accounts for a relatively large share in the process energy use and makes up the main part of sulfur containing wastewater. This article on the basis of comprehensive analysis puts forward a proposition on using the FCC offgas as the medium for atomizing the FCC feed, which would play a realistic role for energy conservation and environmental protection of FCC process.

  10. Beam dynamics issues in the FCC

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    AUTHOR|(CDS)2067437; Benedikt, Michael; Besana, Maria Ilaria; Bruce, Roderik; Bruning, Oliver; Buffat, Xavier; Burkart, Florian; Burkhardt, Helmut; Calatroni, Sergio; Cerutti, Francesco; Fartoukh, Stephane; Fiascaris, Maria; Garion, Cedric; Goddard, Brennan; Hofle, Wolfgang; Holzer, Bernhard; Jowett, John; Kersevan, Roberto; Martin, Roman; Mether, Lotta Maria; Milanese, Attilio; Pieloni, Tatiana; Redaelli, Stefano; Rumolo, Giovanni; Salvant, Benoit; Schaumann, Michaela; Schulte, Daniel; Chapochnikova, Elena; Stoel, Linda; Tambasco, Claudia; Tomas Garcia, Rogelio; Tommasini, Davide; Zimmermann, Frank; Guillermo Canton, Gerardo; Kornilov, Vladimir; Boine-Frankenheim, Oliver; Niedermayer, Uwe; Mitsuhashi, Toshiyuki; Ohmi, Kazuhito; Chance, Antoine; Dalena, Barbara; Payet, Jacques; Bambade, Philip; Faus-Golfe, Angeles; Molson, James; Biarrotte, Jean-Luc; Lachaize, Antoine; Fox, John D; Stupakov, Gennady; Abelleira, Jose; Cruz Alaniz, Emilia; Seryi, Andrei; Appleby, Robert Barrie; Boscolo, Manuela; Collamati, Francesco; Drago, Alessandro; Barranco Garcia, Javier; Khan, Shaukat; Riemann, Bernhard

    2016-01-01

    The international Future Circular Collider (FCC) study is designing hadron, lepton and lepton-hadron colliders based on a new 100 km tunnel in the Geneva region. The main focus and ultimate goal of the study are high luminosity proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 100 TeV, using 16 T Nb3Sn dipole magnets. Specific FCC beam dynamics issues are related to the large circumference, the high brightness—made available by radiation damping —, the small geometric emittance, unprecedented collision energy and luminosity, the huge amount of energy stored in the beam, large synchrotron radiation power, plus the injection scenarios. In addition to the FCC-hh proper, also a High-Energy LHC (HE-LHC) is being explored, using the FCC-hh magnet technology in the existing LHC tunnel, which can yield a centre-of-mass energy around 25 TeV.

  11. Economically recover olefins from FCC offgases

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    Netzer, D. [Netzer (David), Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    1997-04-01

    The concept of ethylene and propylene recovery from fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) offgases is not new; however, its application has been infrequent. For typical catalytic cracking of atmospheric and vacuum gas oils, ethylene yields range from 2.0 to 3.5 lb/bbl of FCC feed. The ethylene typically amounts to 8 to 18 vol% of FCC offgas and is normally routed to the fuel gas system. Variations in ethylene concentrations are affected by the FCC feed composition and cracking severity. This ethylene yield is anywhere from 0.7% to 1.1% of the FCC feed, as opposed to 26% to 36% for naphtha or gas oil cracking in conventional olefin plants. Due to high FCC unit feedrates (typically 25,000 to 85,000 bpsd for most North American refineries) even with a low ethylene yield, the olefins production can be significant. Here, two approaches to olefins recovery are addressed. In the first, ethylene is recovered as a dilute gas at a concentration of about 15 vol% and serves as raw material for ethylbenzene and, subsequently, styrene. In the second approach, ethylene is recovered as a pure polymer-grade liquid. Propylene recovery is identical for both approaches. The concept for producing polymer-grade liquid ethylene is described in detail in terms of process technology, cost estimates and economic parameters.

  12. Photocatalytic Denitrogenation over Modiifed Waste FCC Catalyst

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    Zheng Liuping; Lin Mei; Huang Yingying; Yan Guiyang; Zheng Binquan; Li Ling

    2013-01-01

    The strontium modiifed waste FCC catalyst was prepared by magnetic stirring method and characterized by X-ray diffractometry (XRD), UV-Vis diffuse relfectance spectrometry (DRS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Meanwhile, its photocatalytic denitrogenation performance was evaluated in terms of its ability to degrade the N-containing simulation oil under visible light. A mixture of strontium nitrate solution (with a concentration of 0.5 mol/L) and waste FCC catalyst was calcined at 400℃for 5 h prior to taking part in the photocatalytic denitrogenation reaction. The test results showed that the photocatalytic degradation rate of pyridine contained in simulation oil in the presence of the strontium modiifed FCC catalyst could reach 92.0%under visible light irradiation for 2.5 h.

  13. Theoretical and experimental study of metastable solid solutions and phase stability within the immiscible Ag-Mo binary system

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    Sarakinos, K.; Greczynski, G.; Elofsson, V.; Magnfält, D.; Högberg, H.; Alling, B.

    2016-03-01

    Metastable solid solutions are phases that are synthesized far from thermodynamic equilibrium and offer a versatile route to design materials with tailor-made functionalities. One of the most investigated classes of metastable solid solutions with widespread technological implications is vapor deposited ternary transition metal ceramic thin films (i.e., nitrides, carbides, and borides). The vapor-based synthesis of these ceramic phases involves complex and difficult to control chemical interactions of the vapor species with the growing film surface, which often makes the fundamental understanding of the composition-properties relations a challenging task. Hence, in the present study, we investigate the phase stability within an immiscible binary thin film system that offers a simpler synthesis chemistry, i.e., the Ag-Mo system. We employ magnetron co-sputtering to grow Ag1-xMox thin films over the entire composition range along with x-ray probes to investigate the films structure and bonding properties. Concurrently, we use density functional theory calculations to predict phase stability and determine the effect of chemical composition on the lattice volume and the electronic properties of Ag-Mo solid solutions. Our combined theoretical and experimental data show that Mo-rich films (x ≥ ˜0.54) form bcc Mo-Ag metastable solid solutions. Furthermore, for Ag-rich compositions (x ≤ ˜0.21), our data can be interpreted as Mo not being dissolved in the Ag fcc lattice. All in all, our data show an asymmetry with regards to the mutual solubility of Ag and Mo in the two crystal structures, i.e., Ag has a larger propensity for dissolving in the bcc-Mo lattice as compared to Mo in the fcc-Ag lattice. We explain these findings in light of isostructural short-range clustering that induces energy difference between the two (fcc and bcc) metastable phases. We also suggest that the phase stability can be explained by the larger atomic mobility of Ag atoms as compared to that

  14. FCC reactor revamp project: Execution and benefits

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    Dahlstrom, B.; Ham, K.; Becker, M.; Hum, T. [Consumers` Co-operative Refineries Ltd., Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Lacijan, L.; Lorsbach, T. [UOP, Des Plaines, IL (United States)

    1996-12-01

    Consumers` Co-operative Refineries Limited (CCRL) has successfully implemented a revamp of the 19,500 BPSD UOP fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The low-cost revamp included a new elevated feed injection system using Optimix feed distributors and the first commercial implementation of VSS riser termination, which is a novel application of the high-contaminant vortex separation technology for the rapid separation of catalyst and hydrocarbon products. This revamp has resulted in a marked improvement in the FCC performance and profitability. The project schedule, revamp costs, technology employed, and the benefits seen in the product yields are discussed in this paper.

  15. Status and Challenges for FCC-ee

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    Benedikt, Michael; Zimmermann, Frank; Bogomyagkov, Anton; Levichev, Eugene; Migliorati, Mauro; Wienands, Uli

    2015-01-01

    We report the design status and beam dynamics challenges for the electron-positron branch of the Future Circular Collider (FCC) study, as of August 2015. After recalling motivation and physics requirements for the FCC-ee, we briefly discuss configurations and parameters, collider layout, the superconducting RF system, possible staging scenarios, final-focus optics, interaction-region (IR) issues, machine detector interface and IR synchrotron radiation, dynamic aperture, beam-beam effects, top-up injection, mono-chromatization option, impedances, instabilities, energy calibration and polarization, and SuperKEKB as a key demonstrator, before presenting conclusions and outlook.

  16. Ekstrakcijska desulfurizacija FCC benzina sulfolanom i furfuralom

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    Adžamić, Tamara; Sertić Bionda, Katica; Zoretić, Zdenko

    2009-01-01

    U ovom radu istražila se mogućnost odsumporavanja FCC benzina metodom kapljevinske ekstrakcije pomoću dva otapala (sulfolan i furfural). Eksperimenti su se proveli u svrhu određivanja najučinkovitijeg otapala s obzirom na procesne parametre; temperaturu, vrijeme ekstrakcije i omjer otapalo / FCC benzin, te se ispitao utjecaj stupnjeva ekstrakcije na količinu zaostalog sumpora u uzorku nakon procesa ekstrakcije. Dobiveni rezultati pokazuju da se niži sadržaj sumpora postigao u uzorcima koji su...

  17. General Menu for Interaction with FCC Licensee Databases

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    Federal Communications Commission — FCC General Menu Reports 3.1.06 February 11, 2008 allows you to search for particular FCC License information based on a flexible variety of selectors, including...

  18. FCC based ep and \\mu p colliders

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    Acar, Y C; Oner, B B; Sultansoy, S

    2015-01-01

    Construction of future electron-positron colliders (or dedicated electron linac) and muon colliders close to Future Circular Collider will give opportunity to utilize highest energy proton and nucleus beams for lepton-hadron and photon-hadron collisions. In this paper we estimate main parameters of the FCC based ep and \\mu p colliders.

  19. Academic Training Lectures | FCC | 2-5 February

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    2016-01-01

    Please note that the next series of Academic Training Lectures will take place from 2 to 5 February 2016.   Tuesday, 2 February 2016 from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in the Filtration Plant (Building 222-R-001) FCC 1: Introduction to FCC by Michael Benedikt FCC 2: FCC Physics - Challenges and Potentials by Christophe Grojean, Michelangelo Mangano https://indico.cern.ch/event/472105/   Wednesday, 3 February 2016 from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m in the Filtration Plant (Building 222-R-001) FCC 3: FCC hh Detectors and Experiments by Werner Riegler FCC 4: Experimental Measurements and Detectors for the FCC-ee by Mogens Dam https://indico.cern.ch/event/472106/   Thursday, 4 February 2016 from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m in the Filtration Plant (Building 222-R-001) FCC 5: FCC Hadron Collider Design by Daniel Schulte FCC 6: FCC Lepton Collider Design by Frank Zimmermann https://indico...

  20. Interdiffusion coefficients and atomic mobilities in fcc Cu-Fe-Mn alloys

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    Li J.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, the interdiffusion coefficients in fcc Cu-Fe-Mn alloys were experimentally determined via a combination of solid/solid diffusion couples, electron probe microanalysis (EPMA technique and Matano-Kirkaldy method. Based on the reliable thermodynamic description of fcc phase in the Cu-Fe-Mn system available in the literature as well as the ternary diffusion coefficients measured in the present work, the atomic mobilities in fcc Cu-Fe-Mn alloys were assessed by utilizing the DICTRA (Diffusion Controlled TRAnsformation software package. The calculated interdiffusion coefficients based on the assessed atomic mobilities agree well with most of the experimental data. The comprehensive comparison between various model-predicted diffusion properties and the measured data, including the concentration penetration profiles, interdiffusion flux profile, and diffusion paths, further verify the reliability of the presently obtained atomic mobilities.

  1. Diffusion behavior and atomic mobilities for fcc Cu–Cr–Ni alloys

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    Xu, Gaochi [School of Materials and Energy, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510006 (China); Liu, Yajun, E-mail: yajunliu@gatech.edu [School of Materials and Energy, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510006 (China); Lei, Fuyue [School of Materials and Energy, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510006 (China); Sheng, Guang [Scientific Forming Technologies Corporation, Columbus, OH 43235 (United States); Kang, Zhitao [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 (United States); Georgia Tech Research Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 (United States)

    2015-11-15

    In this work, diffusion couples of fcc Cu–Cr–Ni alloys annealed at 1373 K for 80 h are investigated. The interdiffusion coefficients are retrieved from common compositions of two diffusion couples, which are then combined with thermodynamic descriptions to explore atomic mobilities of Cu, Cr and Ni in fcc Cu–Cr–Ni alloys within the CALPHAD framework. In order to confirm the quality of such kinetic characteristics, a comparison between calculated and experimentally measured concentration profiles of diffusion couples and diffusion paths in Gibbs triangle is made, where the agreement is excellent. The results of this study contribute to the establishment of a general Ni-based mobility database for alloy design. - Highlights: • Atomic mobilities of fcc Cu–Cr–Ni phases were determined. • Experimental interdiffusivities were critically evaluated. • Main and cross interdiffusivities show their peculiarities. • The profiles reveal kinetic importance for alloy microstructures.

  2. Regeneration of Hydrotreating and FCC Catalysts

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    CM Wai; JG Frye; JL Fulton; LE Bowman; LJ Silva; MA Gerber

    1999-09-30

    Hydrotreating, hydrocracking, and fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts are important components of petroleum refining processes. Hydrotreating and hydrocracking catalysts are used to improve the yield of high-quality light oil fractions from heavier crude oil and petroleum feedstocks containing high levels of impurities. FCC catalysts improve the yield of higher octane gasoline from crude oil. Residuum hydrotreating and cracking catalysts are susceptible to irreversible deactivation caused by adsorption of sulfur and by metals impurities, such as vanadium and nickel. The gradual buildup of these impurities in a hydrotreating catalyst eventually plugs the pores and deactivates it. Nickel and vanadium adversely affect the behavior of cracking catalysts, reducing product yield and quality. Replacing deactivated catalysts represents a significant cost in petroleum refining. Equally important are the costs and potential liabilities associated with treating and disposing spent catalysts. For example, recent US Environmental Protection Agency rulings have listed spent hydrotreating and hydrorefining catalysts as hazardous wastes. FCC catalysts, though more easily disposed of as road-base or as filler in asphalt and cement, are still an economic concern mainly because of the large volumes of spent catalysts generated. New processes are being considered to increase the useful life of catalysts or for meeting more stringent disposal requirements for spent catalysts containing metals. This report discusses a collaborative effort between Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Phillips Petroleum, Inc., to identify promising chemical processes for removing metals adhered to spent hydrodesulfurization (HDS, a type of hydrotreating catalyst) and FCC catalysts. This study, conducted by PNNL, was funded by the US Department of Energy's Bartlesville Project Office. Fresh and spent catalysts were provided by Phillips Petroleum. The FCC catalyst was a rare

  3. Exchange coupled L10-FePt/fcc-FePt nanomagnets: Synthesis, characterization and magnetic properties

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    Srivastava, Sachchidanand; Gajbhiye, Namdeo S.

    2016-03-01

    We report synthesis, characterization and magnetic properties of exchange-coupled L10-FePt/fcc-FePt nanomagnets. Structural and morphological characterization of exchange-coupled L10-FePt/fcc-FePt was carried out by powder X-ray diffraction, Mössbauer spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Rietveld refinement of powder X-ray diffraction pattern has been used to quantify L10-FePt and fcc-FePt phases present in samples. Room temperature Mössbauer spectroscopy showed sextets of both L10-FePt and fcc-FePt phases with their respective hyperfine interaction parameters. Transmission electron microscopic (TEM and HRTEM) images confirmed nanocrystalline nature of exchange-coupled nanomagnets with particle size ranges from 15 nm to 50 nm after annealing for different time at 700 °C. Room temperature magnetic studies showed ferromagnetic nature of nanomagnets and maximum energy product (BH)max~10.92 MGOe was obtained for sample containing 89.0% volume fraction of L10-FePt phase.

  4. BSM searches at FCC-ee

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    Tay, Jala

    2016-01-01

    The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 was a great triumph for the LHC. The challenge now is to study it’s properties. In order to that an FCC project was proposed, such that at the beginning it will be used for ee collisions which will be a great deal in studying the Higgs properties because of it’s clean experimental environment and high luminosity, and then will be used for pp collisions to explore physics at higher energies. Here we will show how to generate events and plot graphs which will show how is the FCC beneficial for the Higgs study. We used delphes, pythia and ROOT to generate and analyze the events.

  5. Physics case of FCC-ee

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    d'Enterria, David

    2016-01-01

    The physics case for electron-positron beams at the Future Circular Collider (FCC-ee) is succinctly summarized. The FCC-ee core program involves $e^+e^-$ collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 90, 160, 240, and 350 GeV with multi-ab$^{-1}$ integrated luminosities, yielding about 10$^{12}$ Z bosons, 10$^{8}$ W$^+$W$^-$ pairs, 10$^{6}$ Higgs bosons and 4$\\cdot$10$^{5}$ $t\\bar{t}$ pairs per year. The huge luminosities combined with $\\cal{100}$ keV knowledge of the c.m. energy will allow for Standard Model studies at unrivaled precision. Indirect constraints on new physics can thereby be placed up to scales $\\Lambda_{_{\\rm NP}} \\approx$ 7 and 100 TeV for particles coupling respectively to the Higgs and electroweak bosons.

  6. Transformation of methylcyclohexane on an FCC catalyst

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    A. Rabeharitsara

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available The transformation of methylcyclohexane at 723 K over on a USHY sample and on an FCC catalyst composed of 30% USHY and 70% matrix containing 25% Al2O3 was studied. With both samples, C2-C7 alkenes and alkanes, cyclopentane and methylcyclopentane (cracking products, dimethylcyclopentanes and ethylcyclopentane (isomers and aromatics appeared as primary products. The activity and selectivity of fresh samples as well as the influence of coke deposits on porosity and selectivity are discussed.

  7. Electrical Power Budget for FCC-ee

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    Aull, S.; Bozzini, D.; Brunner, O.; Burnet, J.-P.; Butterworth, A.; Calaga, R.; Jensen, E.; Mertens, V.; Milanese, A.; Nonis, M.; Oide, K.; Schwerg, N.; Tavian, L.; Wenninger, J.; Zimmermann, F.; Rinolfi, L; Blondel, A.; Koratzinos, M.; Gorgi Zadeh, S.

    2016-01-01

    We present a first rough estimate for the electrical power consumption of the FCC-ee lepton collider. This electrical power is dominated by the RF system, which provides the motivation for the ongoing R&D on highly efficient RF power sources. Other contributions come from the warm arc magnets, the cryogenics systems, cooling, ventilation, general services, the particle-physics detectors, and the injector complex.

  8. Electrical Power Budget for FCC-ee

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    Aull, S.; Bozzini, D.; Brunner, O.; Burnet, J.-P.; Butterworth, A.; Calaga, R.; Jensen, E.; Mertens, V.; Milanese, A.; Nonis, M.; Oide, K.; Schwerg, N.; Tavian, L.; Wenninger, J.; Zimmermann, F; Rinolfi, L.; Blondel, A.; Koratzinos, M.; Gorgi Zadeh, S.

    2016-01-01

    We present a first rough estimate for the electrical power consumption of the FCC-ee lepton collider [1, 2]. This electrical power is dominated by the RF system, which provides the motivation for the ongoing R&D on highly efficient RF power sources. Other contributions come from the warm arc magnets, the cryogenics systems, cooling, ventilation, general services, the particle-physics detectors, and the injector complex.

  9. Age-hardening and related phase transformation in an experimental Ag-Cu-Pd-Au alloy

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    The age-hardening behaviour, phase transformation and related microstructural changes of an experimental Ag-Cu-Pd-Au alloy were examined by means of hardness test, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopic (SEM) observations and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA). The specimen alloy showed apparent age-hardenability at the aging temperatures of 350 deg. C and 400 deg. C. By aging the solution-treated specimen at 400 deg. C, two phases of the Ag-rich α1 phase and the Pd-containing Cu-rich α2 phase were transformed into four phases of the Ag-rich α1' phase, the Cu-rich α2' phase, the CsCl-type CuPd phase and the AuCu(I) ordered phase. Microstructure of the solution-treated specimen consisted of the Ag-rich α1 matrix, Cu-rich α2 particle-like structures of various sizes and the lamellar structure of the α1 and α2 phases. When the peak hardness was obtained, the very fine lamellar structure consisting of the Ag-rich α1' and Cu-rich α2' phases was newly formed in the matrix. By further aging, the very fine lamellar structure grew and coarsened apparently, and the matrix was covered with the coarsened lamellar structure. The hardness increase was considered to be caused mainly by the diffusion and precipitation of Cu from the Ag-rich α1 matrix, and the hardness decrease in the latter stage of age-hardening process was caused by the coarsening of the very fine lamellar structure. The CsCl-type CuPd phase and the AuCu(I) ordered phase did not contribute to the hardness increase

  10. Beam Dynamics Challenges for FCC-ee

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    AUTHOR|(SzGeCERN)442987; Benedikt, Michael; Oide, Katsunobu; Bogomyagkov, Anton; Levichev, Evgeny; Migliorati, Mauro; Wienands, Uli

    2015-01-01

    The goals of FCC-ee include reaching luminosities of up to a few 1036 cm-2s-1 per interaction point at the Z pole or some 1034 cm-2s-1 at the ZH production peak, and pushing the beam energy up to ≥175 GeV, in a ring of 100 km circumference, with a total synchrotron-radiation power not exceeding 100 MW. A parameter baseline as well as high-luminosity crab-waist options were described in [1] and [2], respectively. The extremely high luminosity and resulting short beam lifetime (due to radiative Bhabha scattering) are sustained by top-up injection. The FCC-ee design status and typical beam parameters for different modes of operation are reported in [3]. One distinct feature of the FCC-ee design is its conception as a double ring, with separate beam pipes for the two counter-rotating (electron and positron) beams, resembling, in this aspect, the high-luminosity B factories PEP-II, KEKB and SuperKEKB as well as the LHC. The two separate rings do not only permit operation with a large number of bunches, up to a f...

  11. Physics at the FCC-ee

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    d'Enterria, David

    2016-01-01

    The physics program accessible in $e^+e^-$ collisions at the Future Circular Collider (FCC-ee) is summarized. The FCC-ee aims at collecting multi-ab$^{-1}$ integrated luminosities in $e^+e^-$ at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 90, 160, 240, and 350 GeV, yielding 10$^{12}$ Z bosons, 10$^{8}$ W$^+$W$^-$ pairs, 10$^{6}$ Higgs bosons and $4\\cdot 10^{5}$ top-quark pairs per year. Such huge data samples combined with a $\\cal{O}(100 \\rm keV)$ c.m. energy uncertainty will allow for Standard Model measurements with unparalleled precision and searches for new physics in regions not probed so far. The FCC-ee will be able to (i) indirectly discover new particles coupling to the Higgs and electroweak bosons up to scales $\\Lambda \\approx$ 7 and 100 TeV; (ii) perform competitive SUSY tests at the loop level in regions beyond the LHC reach; and (iii) achieve the best potential in direct collider searches for dark matter and sterile neutrinos with masses below 60 GeV.

  12. Accurate Monte Carlo simulations on FCC and HCP Lennard-Jones solids at very low temperatures and high reduced densities up to 1.30

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    Adidharma, Hertanto; Tan, Sugata P.

    2016-07-01

    Canonical Monte Carlo simulations on face-centered cubic (FCC) and hexagonal closed packed (HCP) Lennard-Jones (LJ) solids are conducted at very low temperatures (0.10 ≤ T∗ ≤ 1.20) and high densities (0.96 ≤ ρ∗ ≤ 1.30). A simple and robust method is introduced to determine whether or not the cutoff distance used in the simulation is large enough to provide accurate thermodynamic properties, which enables us to distinguish the properties of FCC from that of HCP LJ solids with confidence, despite their close similarities. Free-energy expressions derived from the simulation results are also proposed, not only to describe the properties of those individual structures but also the FCC-liquid, FCC-vapor, and FCC-HCP solid phase equilibria.

  13. Geopolymers based on spent catalyst residue from a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process

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    RODRIGUEZ MARTINEZ, ERICH DAVID; Bernal, Susan A.; Provis, John L.; Gehman, John D.; Monzó Balbuena, José Mª; Paya Bernabeu, Jorge Juan; Borrachero Rosado, María Victoria

    2013-01-01

    This paper assesses the use of alkali activation technology in the valorization of a spent fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst, which is a residue derived from the oil-cracking process, to produce geopolymer binders. In particular, the effects of activation conditions on the structural characteristics of the spent catalyst- based geopolymers are determined. The zeolitic phases present in the spent catalyst are the main phases participating in the geopolymerization reaction, which is ...

  14. Radiation enhanced diffusion in fcc alloys

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    Diffusion mechanisms in fcc materials during irradiation with high energy particles due to vacancies, interstitials, di-interstitials, and dynamic crowdions are discussed. It is shown that in most alloys an increase in the degree of order is obtained by migration vacancies and interstitials, and only in α-copper-zinc alloys mainly interstitials and in nickel-chromium alloy mainly vacancies are able to increase the degree of order during irradiation. the migration activation energies of interstitials and of vacancies for these two alloys are derived. Mass transport also by channeling and by dynamic crowdions is shown for Ni63 in nickel irradiated with 1.85 MeV electrons

  15. Twin intersection mechanisms in nanocrystalline fcc metals

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    Deformation twins have been reported to produce high strength and ductility. Intersections of deformation twins may affect the microstructural evolution during plastic deformation and consequently influence mechanical properties. However, the mechanisms governing twin-intersection behavior remain poorly understood. In this study, we investigated twin intersection mechanisms by observing twin transmission across the boundary of another twin using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Based on the experimental observations, mechanisms were proposed for twin–twin intersections and associated dislocation reactions in nanocrystalline fcc materials

  16. PURIFIED WASTE FCC CATALYST AS A CEMENT REPLACEMENT MATERIAL

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    Danute Vaiciukyniene

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Zeolites are commonly used in the fluid catalytic cracking process. Zeolite polluted with oil products and became waste after some time used. The quantity of this waste inevitably rises by expanding rapidly oil industry. The composition of these catalysts depends on the manufacturer and on the process that is going to be used. The main factors retarding hydration process of cement systems and modifying them strength are organic compounds impurities in the waste FCC catalyst. The present paper shows the results of using purified waste FCC catalyst (pFCC from Lithuania oil refinery, as Portland cement replacement material. For this purpose, the purification of waste FCC catalyst (FCC samples was treated with hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2 is one of the most powerful oxidizers known. By acting of waste with H2O2 it can eliminate the aforementioned waste deficiency, and the obtained product becomes one of the most promising ingredients, in new advanced building materials. Hardened cement paste samples with FCC or pFCC were formed. It was observed that the pFCC blended cements developed higher strength, after 28 days, compared to the samples with FCC or reference samples. Typical content of Portland cement substituting does not exceed 30 % of mass of Portland cement in samples. Reducing the consumption of Portland cement with utilizing waste materials is preferred for reasons of environmental protection.

  17. FCC DeSOx and DeNOx additive technology

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    2000-01-01

    The fluid catalytic cracking(FCC) is the principal gasoline-producing process in the refinery. Considerable amounts of harmful sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides (SOx and NOx ) are generated with the FCC operation. Impacted by strengthening environmental regulations and the current global emphasis on environmental protection and pollution abatement, refiners have been meaning to look for effective ways to control and reduce SOx and NOx emissions. FCC DeSOx and DeNOx additives is the most promising measure. The present paper reviews the developments in FCC DeSOx and DeNOx additive technology based on the respective authors' works, the future directions of the technology are also discussed.

  18. REACTION CHEMISTRY RELATED TO FCC GASOLINE QUALITY

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    2001-01-01

    About 80% of the gasoline pool as a whole in China for supplying the domestic market at current stage directly originates from FCC units. Obviously, FCC gasoline quality is critical for refiners to meet the nations more and more stringent gasoline specifications. FCC process is expected to produce gasoline with reduced contents of olefins, aromatics, benzene, sulfur, and, contradictorily, still with high octane number.   Catalytic cracking process involves a series of acid catalyzed reactions. Bronsted acid sites dominate the surface of the catalyst used for FCC process. All the reactions of hydrocarbons in FCC process are based on carbonium ions of penta-coordinated, or carbenium ions of tri-coordinated. The monomolecular beta scission mechanism for alkane cracking explains that the cracking of carbon-carbon bonding occurs at the beta position to the carbon atom bearing positive charge, and hence forms two small hydrocarbon molecules: one alkane molecule and one olefin molecule. The molar ratio of alkane to olefin for the primary cracking product will be 1 and it will be less than 1 if the cracking reaction proceeds.   However, it is proved that bimolecular reaction pathways exist between surface carbenium ions and the feed molecules. The products of this bimolecular disproportionation reaction could be an alkane molecule and a newly formed carbenium ion. The better understanding of the reaction chemistry of FCC process based on monomolecular pathways and bimolecular pathways should be the basis for searching approaches to the improvement of FCC gasoline quality. In the complicated reaction scheme of the FCC process, the isomerization reaction leading to the formation of iso-alkanes is obviously a target reaction, which favors both olefin reduction and octane enhancement.   The cracking of small paraffin molecules, due to its limited number of reaction pathways and products, has been used to investigate cracking mechanism. In the present work the

  19. Tracking Simulation for Beam Loss Studies with Application to FCC

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    Boscolo, M

    2015-01-01

    We present first results on FCC-ee beam losses using a tracking simulation tool originally developed and successfully applied to Flav or Factories designs. After a brief description of the tool, we discuss first results obtained for FCC-ee at top energy, both for the Touschek effect and radiative Bhabha scattering.

  20. Precision measurements of the top quark couplings at the FCC

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    Janot, Patrick

    2015-01-01

    The design study of the Future Circular Colliders (FCC) in a 100-km ring in the Geneva area has started at CERN at the beginning of 2014, as an option for post-LHC particle accelerators. The study has an emphasis on proton-proton and electron-positron high-energy frontier machines. In the current plans, the first step of the FCC physics programme would exploit a high-luminosity e+e- collider called FCC-ee, with centre-of-mass energies ranging from below the Z pole to the t-tbar threshold and beyond, followed by 100\\,TeV proton-proton collisions as ultimate goal. When combined, these two steps offer a large palette of complementary measurements and sensitivity for new physics. In particular, the association of the FCC-ee and the FCC-hh allows measurements of the top-quark electroweak and Yukawa couplings to be performed with unrivaled precision.

  1. An alternative explanation for epitaxial growth. The case of fcc(111) on bcc(110)

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    Grey, F.; Bohr, J.

    Starting from basic observations concerning commensurate structures, a simple explanation is given for the existence of energetically stable states of an fcc(111) adsorbate on a bcc(110) substrate, as a function of the mismatch and relative orientation of the two lattices. Numerical simulations a...... used to show how epitaxially rotated phases are favoured due to finite-size effects, and how adsorbate relaxation stabilizes higher-order commensurate structures....

  2. Liquid Phase Hydration of FCC C4 Mixtures Catalyzed by Zeolite Catalysts%分子筛催化FCC混合C4烯烃液相水合反应

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    王华; 黄韬; 陈刚; 胡玉安; 刘中民

    2003-01-01

    @@ Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) as an octane promoter in automobile fuels has been phased out in some countries due to environmental problems. This motivates substantial interest in finding new ways for upgrading gasoline[1,2]. The use of a replacement for MTBE, such as ethanol, is a feasible method to enhance the oxygenates and increase the octane number of gasoline[3].

  3. 9th FCC-ee (TLEP) Physics Workshop

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    2015-01-01

    This is the 9th in the series of FCCee/TLEP-related workshops. It follows on from the sucessful 8th TLEP workshop that took place in Paris on 27-29 October 2014, and the FCC kick-off meeting held on 12-15 February 2014 at University of Geneva. The workshop is open to all FCC-ee /TLEP design study members, and more generally to all interested in a precision Z, W, H, top factory. The focus will be on physics and experiments at the FCC-ee, but a more general session is organized the first day (Tuesday 3 February afternoon) with presentations about the FCC design study as a whole, and on machine and physics for the FCC-ee and the FCC-hh, with synergies and complementarities. This session is aimed at a larger audience, towards improving the project visibility in Italy. It will be followed by a social dinner in the evening. The workshop starts on Tuesday at 13:30 and ends on Thursday 16:00. Registration is now open, please proceed at your earliest convenience! Please visit the FCC-ee / TLEP web site, and subscrib...

  4. FCC-ee Physics workshop | 19-21 June 2014

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    2014-01-01

    The 7th FCC-ee/TLEP workshop, the first after the FCC kick-off in February 2014, will be focused on physics and experiments.     It will take place on 19-21 June at CERN in the TH auditorium. The registration is open and the agenda is available on the indico web page: http://indico.cern.ch/event/313708/. You are all cordially invited to attend! This will be the first in a series of workshops that will lead us to the first FCC-ee physics milestone, a document defining the physics landscape and study plans, required for March 2015. More information can be found here. FCC-ee is a high-luminosity Z, W, Higgs and top factory, to be hosted in a 100km tunnel, possibly as the first step towards a 100 TeV pp collider FCC-hh. These two machines are being studied within the FCC design study. High precision, high statistics and a clean environment are the tools available in FCC-ee to shed light on the unknown physics that underlies present mysteries: dark matter, the baryon asymmetry of th...

  5. SEPARACIJA I KARAKTERIZACIJA AROMATSKIH FRAKCIJA IZ FCC SIROVINE I PRODUKATA

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    Tomić, Tatjana; Fabulić Ruszkowski, Maja; Telen, Sanda; Uzorinac, Nada; Šegudović, Nikola

    2006-01-01

    Sažetak FCC proces ili fluid katalitički kreking jedan je od glavnih rafinerijskih procesa, u kojem se konvertiraju teška plinska ulja u mnogo vrjednije produkte poput FCC benzina. Da bi se udovoljilo strogim ekološkim zahtjevima koje propisuju međunarodne specifikacije, potrebno je u motornim gorivima, čija je komponenta i FCC benzin, smanjiti količinu sumpora, aromata i olefina. Porijeklo i tip sirovine koja se koristi pri katalitičkom krekiranju utječu na raspodjelu i količinu aromat...

  6. Strongly correlated electrons in fcc lattices

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    The Hubbard model was created in 1963 to study the properties of electron correlations in narrow energy bands. The intention was to model the properties of 3d transition metals. Since then, several new applications have been developed for the model. However, because of theoretical difficulties in the obtainment of its properties in three-dimensional lattices the modeling of 3d transition metals continues as a theoretical important challenge. In this work, using a grand canonical quantum Monte-Carlo method we performed an exhaustive study of the average energy (E) as a function of the number of particles per site (n) and of the dependence of n with the temperature (T) for fcc lattices. We find that, for all temperatures, when the relative magnitude of the Coulombian repulsion to transfer integral (U/t) is of the order of 2, E has a minimum for n around 0.6. Thus, as n∼0.6 and U/t∼2 are the known values in the literature for nickel, we show the natural applicability of a single-band model in the study of the properties of nickel

  7. Study on Reduction of Sulfur Content in FCC Gasoline

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    Hou Dianguo

    2003-01-01

    Reduction of sulfur content in FCC gasoline was studied in a fixed fluid bed (FFB) unit by using metal-modified LV-23 FCC catalyst. The results showed that the sulfur content in FCC gasoline could be reduced with LV-23 catalyst modified with zinc, palladium, zinc-palladium, zinc-cobalt, and zinc-nickel. Among these metals or metal combinations, palladium-containing catalyst was the most effective. Desulfurization of the heavy fraction of FCC gasoline was more effective than full-range gasoline under the same conditions with palladium-containing catalysts. A high reaction temperature was favorable to desulfurization, but it would reduce the yield of liquid product. After desulfurization reaction, the olefin content of product gasoline decreased while the aromatic and iso-alkane contents increased. Removal of thiophene and benzothiophene is higher.

  8. A method to measure vacuum birefringence at FCC-ee

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    Uggerhøj, Ulrik I.; Wistisen, Tobias N.

    2016-01-01

    It is well-known that the Heisenberg-Euler-Schwinger effective Lagrangian predicts that a vacuum with a strong static electromagnetic field turns birefringent. We propose a scheme that can be implemented at the planned FCC-ee, to measure the nonlinear effect of vacuum birefringence in electrodynamics arising from QED corrections. Our scheme employs a pulsed laser to create Compton backscattered photons off a high energy electron beam, with the FCC-ee as a particularly interesting example. The...

  9. FCC Catalysts to Meet Demand of New Era

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    Yu Daping

    2008-01-01

    The CGP series FCC catalysts for manufacture of clean gasoline and propylene and the catalyst RSC-2006 for processing inferior residuum with high yield of light distillates are novel catalysts jointly developed by Qilu Catalyst Branch Company of SINOPEC Corp. and the Research Institute of Petroleum Processing (RIPP). The results of commercial application of these catalysts have revealed that they can satisfactorily meet the requirements for environmental protection, good economic benefits and capability for processing inferior FCC feed under new circumstances.

  10. Study on Disproportionation Reaction of FCC Gasoline on Acid Catalyst

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    Xu Youhao; Wang Xieqing

    2004-01-01

    Based on the experimental data relating to the reaction of FCC gasoline on acid catalyst the analysis of product distribution, and composition of gasoline and diesel fractions have been analyzed. The occurrence of disproportionation reaction of FCC gasoline on acid catalyst and the network of disproportionation reaction have been identified. Study has also shown that different reaction temperatures can result in different pathways of disproportionation reactions on acid catalyst.

  11. Spent FCC catalyst for improving early strength Portland cement

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    Borrachero Rosado, María Victoria; Monzó Balbuena, José Mª; Paya Bernabeu, Jorge Juan; Vunda, Christian; Velázquez Rodríguez, Sergio; Soriano Martinez, Lourdes

    2014-01-01

    Spent fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst from the petrol industry has proven to be a very active pozzolanic material. This behavior leads to an additional increase in the strength of the mortar that contains this catalyst. Pozzolanic effects tend to be considered for periods above three days, whereas in shorter times, the influence of pozzolan is usually negligible. The reactivity of FCC is so high, however, that both pozzolanic effects and acceleration of cement hydration are evident in...

  12. Outline and Status of the FCC-ee Design Study

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    Zimmermann, Frank

    2015-01-01

    The Update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics in 2013 [1] declared as its second highest priority that “…to propose an ambitious post-LHC accelerator project….., CERN should undertake design studies for accelerator projects in a global context,…with emphasis on proton-proton and electron-positron high-energy frontier machines…”. In response to this request, the global Future Circular Collider (FCC) study is designing a 100-TeV proton collider (FCC-hh) in a new ~100 km tunnel near Geneva, a high-luminosity electron-positron collider (FCC-ee) as a potential intermediate step, and a lepton-hadron option (FCC-he). The FCC study comprises accelerators, technology, infrastructure, detector, physics, concepts for worldwide data services, international governance models, and implementation scenarios. The FCC study is mandated to deliver a Conceptual Design Report and preliminary cost estimate by the time of the next European Strategy Update expected for 2019. As of July 2015, 58 institutes from...

  13. Wetting of fcc 4He brain boundaries by fluid 4He

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    Thin films of solid 4He were visually observed and photographically recorded during the initial stages of solidification. The films are formed on sapphire single crystal surfaces, their thickness is of the order of 50 μ or less. It was found that the morphology of these films depends on whether deposition takes place in the existence range of the fcc 4He phase (P greater than or equal to 1.13 kbar) or the hcp 4He phase (P greater than or equal to 1.13 kbar). 6 references, 11 figures

  14. Outstanding aspects on the use of spent FCC catalyst in binders

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    Payá, J.; Monzó, J.; Borrachero, M. V.; Garcés, P.; Mellado, A.; S. Velázquez; L. Soriano); Zornoza, E.

    2009-01-01

    FCC is a waste material from petrochemical plants which has interesting properties for preparing binders. FCC is lightly grey in color, and white FCC-portland cements with L*≥85 can be prepared. FCC reactivity is enhanced by grinding and it is attributed to pozzolanic reaction towards lime. Stratlingite is the main hydrated product from pozzolanic reaction, and CSH and CAH are also formed. Reactivity of FCC is high, and low curing temperature does not affect this co...

  15. Diffusion behavior of Cr diluted in bcc and fcc Fe: Classical and quantum simulation methods

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    We characterize the atomic mobility behavior driven by vacancies, in bcc and fcc Fe−Cr diluted alloys, using a multi-frequency model. We calculate the full set of the Onsager coefficients and the tracer self and solute diffusion coefficients in terms of the mean jump frequencies. The involved jump frequencies are calculated using a classical molecular static (CMS) technique. For the bcc case, we also perform quantum calculations based on the density functional theory (DFT). There, we show that, in accordance with Bohr's correspondence principle, as the size of the atomic cell (total number of atoms) is increased, quantum results with DFT recover the classical ones obtained with CMS calculations. This last ones, are in perfect agreement with available experimental data for both, solute and solvent diffusion coefficients. For high temperatures, in the fcc phase where no experimental data are yet available, our CMS calculations predict the expected solute and solvent diffusion coefficients. - Graphical abstract: Display Omitted - Highlights: • Comparison of diffusion coefficients obtained from classical and quantum methods. • We perform our calculations in diluted bcc/fcc Fe–Cr alloy. • Magnetic and phonon effects must be taken into account. • Classical calculations are in perfect agreement with experimental data

  16. Diffusion behavior of Cr diluted in bcc and fcc Fe: Classical and quantum simulation methods

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    Ramunni, Viviana P., E-mail: vpram@cnea.gov.ar [CONICET, Avda. Rivadavia 1917, Cdad. de Buenos Aires C.P. 1033 (Argentina); Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Gerencia Materiales, Av. Del Libertador 8250, C1429BNP Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Rivas, Alejandro M.F. [CONICET, Avda. Rivadavia 1917, Cdad. de Buenos Aires C.P. 1033 (Argentina); Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Departamento de Física Teórica, Tandar, Av. Del Libertador 8250, C1429BNP Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2015-07-15

    We characterize the atomic mobility behavior driven by vacancies, in bcc and fcc Fe−Cr diluted alloys, using a multi-frequency model. We calculate the full set of the Onsager coefficients and the tracer self and solute diffusion coefficients in terms of the mean jump frequencies. The involved jump frequencies are calculated using a classical molecular static (CMS) technique. For the bcc case, we also perform quantum calculations based on the density functional theory (DFT). There, we show that, in accordance with Bohr's correspondence principle, as the size of the atomic cell (total number of atoms) is increased, quantum results with DFT recover the classical ones obtained with CMS calculations. This last ones, are in perfect agreement with available experimental data for both, solute and solvent diffusion coefficients. For high temperatures, in the fcc phase where no experimental data are yet available, our CMS calculations predict the expected solute and solvent diffusion coefficients. - Graphical abstract: Display Omitted - Highlights: • Comparison of diffusion coefficients obtained from classical and quantum methods. • We perform our calculations in diluted bcc/fcc Fe–Cr alloy. • Magnetic and phonon effects must be taken into account. • Classical calculations are in perfect agreement with experimental data.

  17. The Electronic and Magnetic Properties of FCC Iron Clusters in FCC 4D Metals

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    The electronic and magnetic structures of small FCC iron clusters in FCC Rh, Pd and Ag were calculated using the discrete variational method as a function of cluster size and lattice relaxation. It was found that unrelaxed iron clusters, remain ferromagnetic as the cluster sizes increase, while for relaxed clusters antiferromagnetism develops as the size increases depending on the host metal. For iron in Rh the magnetic structure changes from ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic for clusters as small as 13 Fe atoms, whereas for Fe in Ag antiferromagnetism is exhibited for clusters of 24 Fe atoms. On the hand, for Fe in Pd the transition from ferromagnetism to antiferromagnetism occurs for clusters as large as 42 Fe atoms. The difference in the magnetic trends of these Fe clusters is related to the electronic properties of the underlying metallic matrix. The local d densities of states, the magnetic moments and hyperfine parameters are calculated in the ferromagnetic and the antiferromagnetic regions. In addition, the average local moment in iron-palladium alloys is calculated and compared to experimental results.

  18. The Electronic and Magnetic Properties of FCC Iron Clusters in FCC 4D Metals

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    Elzain, M. E., E-mail: elzain@squ.edu.om; Yousif, A. A.; Rawas, A. D. Al; Gismelseed, A. M.; Widatallah, H.; Bouziani, K.; Al-Omari, I. [Sultan Qaboos University, Department of Physics, College of Science (Oman)

    2005-07-15

    The electronic and magnetic structures of small FCC iron clusters in FCC Rh, Pd and Ag were calculated using the discrete variational method as a function of cluster size and lattice relaxation. It was found that unrelaxed iron clusters, remain ferromagnetic as the cluster sizes increase, while for relaxed clusters antiferromagnetism develops as the size increases depending on the host metal. For iron in Rh the magnetic structure changes from ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic for clusters as small as 13 Fe atoms, whereas for Fe in Ag antiferromagnetism is exhibited for clusters of 24 Fe atoms. On the hand, for Fe in Pd the transition from ferromagnetism to antiferromagnetism occurs for clusters as large as 42 Fe atoms. The difference in the magnetic trends of these Fe clusters is related to the electronic properties of the underlying metallic matrix. The local d densities of states, the magnetic moments and hyperfine parameters are calculated in the ferromagnetic and the antiferromagnetic regions. In addition, the average local moment in iron-palladium alloys is calculated and compared to experimental results.

  19. Color Octet Electron Search Potential of the FCC Based e-p Colliders

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    Acar, Y C; Oner, B B; Sultansoy, S

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    Resonant production of color octet electron, e_{8}, at the FCC based ep colliders has been analyzed. It is shown that e-FCC will cover much a wider region of e_{8} masses compared to the LHC. Moreover, with highest electron beam energy, e_{8} search potential of the e-FCC exceeds that of FCC pp collider. If e_{8} is discovered earlier by the FCC pp collider, e-FCC will give opportunity to handle very important additional information. For example, compositeness scale can be probed up to hundreds TeV region.

  20. Modelling of the intragranular back-stress and recovery in FCC single crystals and polycrystals

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    High temperature mechanical tests including recovery times on FCC metals or alloys involve at least two mechanisms. First, the formation of a two phase dislocation microstructure (cells, walls/channels... ) induces intragranular back-stress and hardening. Second, if the recovery time and the temperature are large enough, the previously formed dislocation microstructure can disappear, even if no remote stress is applied. Simple models of these two mechanisms are proposed. They are based on TEM observations and are validated comparing with several measurements from the literature. These models do not use arty fitted parameter and could help to predict the macroscopic behavior during creep-fatigue tests. (author)

  1. Modelling of the intragranular back-stress and recovery in FCC single crystals and polycrystals

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    Sauzay, M

    2003-07-01

    High temperature mechanical tests including recovery times on FCC metals or alloys involve at least two mechanisms. First, the formation of a two phase dislocation microstructure (cells, walls/channels... ) induces intragranular back-stress and hardening. Second, if the recovery time and the temperature are large enough, the previously formed dislocation microstructure can disappear, even if no remote stress is applied. Simple models of these two mechanisms are proposed. They are based on TEM observations and are validated comparing with several measurements from the literature. These models do not use arty fitted parameter and could help to predict the macroscopic behavior during creep-fatigue tests. (author)

  2. Development of FCC Naphtha Hydrodesulfurization and Aromatization Process

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    Zhu Huaxing; Zhu Jianhua; Liu Jinlong; Sun Diancheng; Gong Xuhui

    2005-01-01

    This articles refers to the development of the technology for hydrodesulfurization (HDS) and aromatization of FCC naphtha This technology adopts a catalyst with aromatization performance, which does not reduce the octane rating of gasoline in the course of HDS of FCC naphtha. Experimental results have shown that the sulfur removal rate of FCC naphtha could reach over 85%, with the RON of gasoline increased by 0.2-0.6 units, the MON increased by 1.3-1.8 units and the antiknock index of the gasoline increased by around one unit. The total C5+ liquid yield was over 95%. The activity of regenerated catalyst could be restored to be equal to that of fresh one after coke burning on the spent catalyst.

  3. Impact of magnetic fluctuations on lattice excitations in fcc nickel

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    The spin-space averaging formalism is applied to compute atomic forces and phonon spectra for magnetically excited states of fcc nickel. Transverse and longitudinal magnetic fluctuations are taken into account by a combination of magnetic special quasi random structures and constrained spin-density-functional theory. It turns out that for fcc Ni interatomic force constants and phonon spectra are almost unaffected by both kinds of spin fluctuations. Given the computational expense to simulate coupled magnetic and atomic fluctuations, this insight facilitates computational modeling of magnetic alloys such as Ni-based superalloys. (paper)

  4. Monitoring of mass flux of catalyst FCC in a Cold Pilot Unit by gamma radiation transmission

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    This paper proposes a model for monitoring the mass flow of catalyst FCC - Fluid Catalytic Cracking - in a CPU - Cold Pilot unit - due to the injection of air and solid by gamma radiation transmission. The CPU simplifies the process of FCC, which is represented by the catalyst cycle, and it was constructed of acrylic, so that the flow can be visualized. The CPU consists of riser separation chamber and return column, and simulates the riser reactor of the FCC process. The catalyst is injected into the column back to the base of the riser, an inclined tube, where the compressed air means that there fluidization along the riser. When the catalyst comes in the separation chamber, the solid phase is sent to the return column, and the gas phase exits the system through one of the four cyclones at the top of the separation chamber. The transmission gamma of measures will be made by means of three test sections that have source and detector shielded. Pressure drop in the riser measurements are made through three pressure gauges positioned on the riser. The source used was Am-241 gamma ray with energy of 60 keV, and detector used was a scintillator of NaI (Tl) of 2 x 2. Measures the mass flow of catalyst are made by varying the seal of the catalyst, and density of solid in the riser because with the combination of these measures can determine the speed of the catalyst in the riser. The results show that the transmission gamma is a suitable technique for monitoring the flow of catalyst, flow model in CPU is annular, tomography third generation is more appropriate to study the CPU and the density variation in circulation in the CPU decreases linearly with increasing air flow. (author)

  5. Experimental investigations and DICTRA simulations on formation of diffusion-controlled fcc-rich surface layers on cemented carbides

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    Garcia, José; Prat, Orlando

    2011-08-01

    Wear resistant fcc-rich surface layers were produced on cemented carbides by nitridation of W-Ti-Ta-Nb-Co-C compositions at 1400 °C in nitrogen atmosphere. A 15 ± 3 μm thick (Ti,Ta,Nb,W)(C,N) top-layer formed on the surface of the cemented carbides. The driving force for formation of the fcc-rich layers was the difference in nitrogen activity between the sintering atmosphere and the cemented carbide bulk, which promoted in-diffusion of nitrogen and out-diffusion of Ti, Ta and Nb. The diffusion-controlled process was modeled by DICTRA considering that all diffusion occurred in the liquid binder phase of a dispersed system model with a labyrinth factor of λ( f) = f. Good agreement between experimental and simulations regarding layer thickness, phase fraction distribution and element profiles was obtained for the presented model.

  6. Experimental investigations and DICTRA simulations on formation of diffusion-controlled fcc-rich surface layers on cemented carbides

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    Garcia, Jose, E-mail: jose.garcia@helmholtz-berlin.de [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie GmbH, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, D-14109 Berlin (Germany); Prat, Orlando [Max Planck Institute fuer Eisenforschung GmbH, Max Planck Str. 1, D-40237 Duesseldorf (Germany)

    2011-08-15

    Wear resistant fcc-rich surface layers were produced on cemented carbides by nitridation of W-Ti-Ta-Nb-Co-C compositions at 1400 {sup o}C in nitrogen atmosphere. A 15 {+-} 3 {mu}m thick (Ti,Ta,Nb,W)(C,N) top-layer formed on the surface of the cemented carbides. The driving force for formation of the fcc-rich layers was the difference in nitrogen activity between the sintering atmosphere and the cemented carbide bulk, which promoted in-diffusion of nitrogen and out-diffusion of Ti, Ta and Nb. The diffusion-controlled process was modeled by DICTRA considering that all diffusion occurred in the liquid binder phase of a dispersed system model with a labyrinth factor of {lambda}(f) = f. Good agreement between experimental and simulations regarding layer thickness, phase fraction distribution and element profiles was obtained for the presented model.

  7. Experimental investigations and DICTRA simulations on formation of diffusion-controlled fcc-rich surface layers on cemented carbides

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    Wear resistant fcc-rich surface layers were produced on cemented carbides by nitridation of W-Ti-Ta-Nb-Co-C compositions at 1400 oC in nitrogen atmosphere. A 15 ± 3 μm thick (Ti,Ta,Nb,W)(C,N) top-layer formed on the surface of the cemented carbides. The driving force for formation of the fcc-rich layers was the difference in nitrogen activity between the sintering atmosphere and the cemented carbide bulk, which promoted in-diffusion of nitrogen and out-diffusion of Ti, Ta and Nb. The diffusion-controlled process was modeled by DICTRA considering that all diffusion occurred in the liquid binder phase of a dispersed system model with a labyrinth factor of λ(f) = f. Good agreement between experimental and simulations regarding layer thickness, phase fraction distribution and element profiles was obtained for the presented model.

  8. Effect of the Heusler phase formation on the magnetic behavior of the Cu–10 wt.%Mn alloy with Al and Ag additions

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    Carvalho, T.M., E-mail: thaisa.mary@gmail.com [Instituto de Química – UNESP, Caixa Postal 355, 14801-970 Araraquara, SP (Brazil); Adorno, A.T.; Santos, C.M.A. [Instituto de Química – UNESP, Caixa Postal 355, 14801-970 Araraquara, SP (Brazil); Silva, R.A.G. [Departamento de Ciências Exatas e da Terra – UNIFESP, 09972-270 Diadema, SP (Brazil); Magnani, M. [Instituto de Química – UNESP, Caixa Postal 355, 14801-970 Araraquara, SP (Brazil)

    2015-09-15

    Highlights: • The presence of the Cu{sub 2}MnAl phase was observed in annealed alloys. • Al and Ag additions shift the equilibrium concentration to higher Al values. • There is a correlation between the Ag-rich phase and the Cu{sub 2}MnAl phase. - Abstract: In this work, the formation of the Cu{sub 2}AlMn Heusler phase and its influence on the magnetic behavior of the Cu–Mn–Al–Ag alloys in the range of 8–10 wt.% of aluminum and 2–4 wt.% of silver were studied using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution TEM (HRTEM) and saturation magnetization measurements at 4 K. The results showed that there is a correlation between the presence of the Ag-rich phase and the formation of the Cu{sub 2}MnAl phase.

  9. Atomistically-informed Dislocation Dynamics in fcc Crystals

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    Martinez, E; Marian, J; Arsenlis, T; Victoria, M; Perlado, J M

    2006-09-06

    We develop a nodal dislocation dynamics (DD) model to simulate plastic processes in fcc crystals. The model explicitly accounts for all slip systems and Burgers vectors observed in fcc systems, including stacking faults and partial dislocations. We derive simple conservation rules that describe all partial dislocation interactions rigorously and allow us to model and quantify cross-slip processes, the structure and strength of dislocation junctions and the formation of fcc-specific structures such as stacking fault tetrahedra. The DD framework is built upon isotropic non-singular linear elasticity, and supports itself on information transmitted from the atomistic scale. In this fashion, connection between the meso and micro scales is attained self-consistently with core parameters fitted to atomistic data. We perform a series of targeted simulations to demonstrate the capabilities of the model, including dislocation reactions and dissociations and dislocation junction strength. Additionally we map the four-dimensional stress space relevant for cross-slip and relate our findings to the plastic behavior of monocrystalline fcc metals.

  10. FCC-hh Hadron Collider - Parameter Scenarios and Staging Options

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    Benedikt, Michael; Schulte, Daniel; Zimmermann, F; Syphers, M J

    2015-01-01

    FCC-hh is a proposed future energy-frontier hadron collider, based on dipole magnets with a field around 16 T installed in a new tunnel with a circumference of about 100 km, which would provide proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 100 TeV, as well as heavy-ion collisions at the equivalent energy. The FCC-hh should deliver a high integrated proton-proton luminosity at the level of several 100 fb−1 per year, or more. The challenges for operating FCC-hh with high beam current and at high luminosity include the heat load from synchrotron radiation in a cold environment, the radiation from collision debris around the interaction region, and machine protection. In this paper, starting from the FCC-hh design baseline parameters we explore different approaches for increasing the integrated luminosity, and discuss the impact of key individual pa- rameters, such as the turnaround time. We also present some injector considerations and options for early hadron-collider operation.

  11. Identifying slip systems around indentations in FCC metals

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    Atomic force and orientation imaging microscopy can be used to identify slip planes responsible for slip step formation around indentations in FCC polycrystalline engineering alloys. The character of the slip steps provides insight into the material's slip mode and the step patterns can be used to study dislocation reactions

  12. Identifying slip systems around indentations in FCC metals

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    Nibur, K.A.; Bahr, D.F

    2003-12-15

    Atomic force and orientation imaging microscopy can be used to identify slip planes responsible for slip step formation around indentations in FCC polycrystalline engineering alloys. The character of the slip steps provides insight into the material's slip mode and the step patterns can be used to study dislocation reactions.

  13. Commercial Test of Multi-functional Desulfurizing Agent TS-01 for Gasoline in FCC Process

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    Cai Zhi; Wu Yingjian; Yu Weisheng

    2003-01-01

    Experimental use of multi-functional desulfurizing agent TS-01 for FCC gasoline in the FCC unitof SINOPEC Jiujiang Company shows that the multi-functional desulfurizing agent can effectivelyremove various kinds of sulfur in FCC gasoline and diesel fuel and fulfill passivation on heavy metals.

  14. Database implementation to fluidized cracking catalytic-FCC process

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    A process of Fluidized Cracking Catalytic (FCC) was developed by our research group. A cold model FCC unit, in laboratory scale, was used for obtaining of the data relative to the following parameters: air flow, system pressure, riser inlet pressure, rise outlet pressure, pressure drop in the riser, motor speed of catalyst injection and density. The measured of the density is made by gamma ray transmission. For the fact of the process of FCC not to have a database until then, the present work supplied this deficiency with the implementation of a database in connection with the Matlab software. The data from the FCC unit (laboratory model) are obtained as spreadsheet of the MS-Excel software. These spreadsheets were treated before importing them as database tables. The application of the process of normalization of database and the analysis done with the MS-Access in these spreadsheets treated revealed the need of an only relation (table) for to represent the database. The Database Manager System (DBMS) chosen has been the MS-Access by to satisfy our flow of data. The next step was the creation of the database, being built the table of data, the action query, selection query and the macro for to import data from the unit FCC in study. Also an interface between the application 'Database Toolbox' (Matlab2008a) and the database was created. This was obtained through the drivers ODBC (Open Data Base Connectivity). This interface allows the manipulation of the database by the users operating in the Matlab. (author)

  15. A systematic study on the interfacial energy of O-line interfaces in fcc/bcc systems

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    Habit planes between face-centered cubic (fcc)/body-centered cubic (bcc) phases usually exhibit irrational orientations, which often agree with the O-line criterion. Previously, energy calculation was made to test whether the habit planes were energetically favorable, but the values of the energy were found very sensitive to the initial atomic configuration in an irrationally orientated interface. In this paper, under the O-line condition, simple selection criteria are proposed to define and remove interfacial interstitials and vacancies in the initial atomic configuration. The criteria are proved to be effective in obtaining robust energy results. Interfacial energies of two types of O-line interfaces in fcc/bcc systems are calculated following the criteria. The observed transformation crystallography of precipitates in Ni–Cr and Cu–Cr systems can be explained consistently as the irrational habit plane in each system is associated with the lowest energy O-line interface. (paper)

  16. Development of the Novel Grid Type Multi-stage Regeneration Technology for FCC Unit

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    Zhang Zhenqian; Tian Geng

    2006-01-01

    Based on the results of cold model tests, LPEC has developed a technology for regeneration of FCC catalyst in a regenerator with novel grid type internals in order to intensify the contact between gas and solid and enhance the coke burning efficiency in the regenerator. Test results have revealed that the density change in the fluidized bed equipped with grid internals is relatively homogeneous and the bubbling frequency is obviously reduced with apparent improvements in the dead fluidized zone adjacent to the regenerator wall, and this device can be applied to the intensified regeneration of catalyst in the FCC regenerator.The commercial application of this device in a 0.8 Mt/a RFCCU at the refinery A had indicated that the carbon content of regenerated catalyst was reduced to 0.03% from 0.18%, and the amount of coke burned was increased by 5% with a definite reduction in main air consumption of the regenerator and some density reduction in the dilute phase section of the regenerator.

  17. The FCC-ee design study: luminosity and beam polarization

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    Koratzinos, M

    2015-01-01

    The FCC-ee accelerator is considered within the FCC design study as a possible first step towards the ultimate goal of a 100 TeV hadron collider. It is a high luminosity e+e- storage ring collider, designed to cover energies of around 90, 160, 240 and 350GeV ECM (for the Z peak, the WW threshold, the ZH and ttbar cross-section maxima respectively) leading to different operating modes. We report on the current status of the design study, on the most promising concepts and relevant challenges. The expected luminosity performance at all energies, and first studies on transverse polarization for beam energy calibrations will be presented.

  18. Sulfur and octane trade off in FCC naphta conventional hydrotreating

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    Badra, C. [INTEVEP S.A. Research and Technological Support Center of Petroleos de Venzuela, Caracas (Venezuela). Dept. de Refinacion; Perez, J.A. [INTEVEP S.A. Research and Technological Support Center of Petroleos de Venzuela, Caracas (Venezuela). Dept. de Refinacion; Salazar, J.A. [INTEVEP S.A. Research and Technological Support Center of Petroleos de Venzuela, Caracas (Venezuela). Dept. de Refinacion; Cabrera, L. [INTEVEP S.A. Research and Technological Support Center of Petroleos de Venzuela, Caracas (Venezuela). Dept. de Refinacion; Gracia, W. [INTEVEP S.A. Research and Technological Support Center of Petroleos de Venzuela, Caracas (Venezuela). Dept. de Refinacion

    1997-06-01

    A model to predict the change of octane numbers expected in an FCC naphtha hydrotreating process as a function of the hydroprocessing severity (degree of sulfur removal) and the type of naphtha (expressed as the sulfur content and bromine number in the feedstock) is presented. When considering hydrotreating as an option for processing their catalytic naphthas, refiners search for the proper balance between the desired reduction of sulfur and olefins and the resulting undesired reduction of octane (RON and MON). In doing so, refiners should study the possibility of performing the hydrotreating at mild severities and/or the possibility of fractionating FCC naphthas to just treat a specific cut. This paper provides simple tools to study and analyze these study cases and to assess the sulfur-octane trade offs. (orig.)

  19. Conversion of waste plastics into fuels. Recycling polyethylene in FCC

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    De la Puente, G.; Klocker, C.; Sedran, U. [INCAPE, FIQ, UNL - CONICET, Inst. de Investigaciones en Catalisis y Petroquamica, Santiago del Estero 2654, 3000 Santa Fe (Argentina)

    2002-03-28

    Low density polyethylene was dissolved into toluene and converted at 500C over three different commercial FCC catalysts in a laboratory Riser Simulator reactor. Short reaction-times up to 12s were used. All the catalysts had qualitatively similar behaviors. The specific contribution of the polymer to the product slate of FCC was centered in hydrocarbons in the range of gasoline, with high aromatic content and highly olefinic C{sub 3}-C{sub 4} gases. Saturated C{sub 4}-C{sub 5} products were mainly isoparaffins. The additional coke formed by the polymer would make coke yields to increase moderately in relation to the standard operation. These facts confirmed that this recycling option, which is based on a proven technology, represents an interesting alternative to solve a major environmental problem.

  20. Volume variation of Gruneisen parameters of fcc transition metals

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    C V Pandya; P R Vyas; T C Pandya; V B Gohel

    2002-02-01

    The volume variation of the Gruneisen parameters of ten fcc transition metals, up to 40% compression, has been studied on the basis of a model approach proposed by Antonov et al. The results are reasonably good for six metals except for Rh, Ag, Au and Ni when compared with available experimental and other theoretical values. The model requires an appropriate modification for Rh, Ag, Au and Ni.

  1. Dynamic Aperture Studies for the FCC-ee

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    Medina, L; Tomas, R; Zimmermann, F

    2015-01-01

    Dynamic aperture (DA) studies have been conducted on the latest Future Circular Collider – ee (FCC-ee) lattices as a function of momentum deviation.Two different schemes for the interaction region are used, which are connected to the main arcs: the crab waist approach, developed by BINP, and an update to the CERN design where the use of crab cavities is envisioned. The results presented show an improvement in the performance of both designs.

  2. FCC-ee accelerator parameters, performance and limitations

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    Koratzinos, M

    2014-01-01

    CERN has recently launched the Future Circular Collider (FCC) study to deal with all aspects of an ambitious post-LHC possible programme. The emphasis of the study is on a 100 TeV proton collider to be housed in a 80-100 km new ring in the Geneva region. An electron machine will also be considered as a possible intermediate first step (FCC-ee). The study benefits from earlier work done in the context of TLEP and has already published a parameter table, to serve as the basis for the work to be done. The study aims to publish a conceptual design report at around 2018. The recent discovery of a light Higgs boson has opened up considerable interest in circular e+e- Higgs factories around the world. FCC-ee is capable of very high luminosities in a wide centre-of-mass (ECM) spectrum from 90 to 350 GeV. This allows the very precise study of the Z, W and H bosons as well as the top quark, allowing for meaningful precision tests of the closure of the Standard Model.

  3. L12 to DO19 structural ordering during the fcc to hcp transformation in a CoCrTa alloy

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    In solid state phase transformations, the evolution of one state into another is realized through the motion of atoms. Such atomic motion may be either diffusional or displacive in nature. Phase transformation are often considered to involve only one type of atomic motion, but there has been mounting experimental evidence and implications above the interplay or the combination of both kinds. In principle, combined diffusional and displacive atomic motion is possible when a phase transformation involves a rearrangement of the crystal lattice as well as the reconfiguration of atoms such as decomposition or atomic ordering. Recently, the authors have conducted an experimental study of a phase transformation of this class (decomposition of a hyper-eutectoid CuBe alloy) and have substantiated diffusional and displacive atomic motion in conjunction with the formation of polytwin precipitate plates. In the present work, they examine the possibility of the transformation between the L12 and the DO19 phase states (ordered derivatives of fcc and of hcp, respectively) through the combination of displacive and diffusional atomic motion. The particular situation they are considering is when the stability of the L12 precipitate phase is perturbed by the shear deformation that is responsible for the transformation of the matrix fcc to hcp. In what follows, they will first introduced experimental findings from recent TEM study of a CoCrTa ternary alloy. They then discuss the implications of these finding by examining the transformation crystallography of the L12 ordered structure

  4. Thermal stability and hcp-fcc allotropic transformation in supported Co metal catalysts probed near operando by ferromagnetic NMR.

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    Andreev, Andrey S; d'Espinose de Lacaillerie, Jean-Baptiste; Lapina, Olga B; Gerashenko, Alexander

    2015-06-14

    Despite the fact that cobalt based catalysts are used at the industrial scale for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, it is not yet clear which cobalt metallic phase is actually at work under operando conditions and what is its state of dispersion. As it turns out, the different phases of metallic cobalt, fcc and hcp, give rise to distinct ferromagnetic nuclear magnetic resonance. Furthermore, within one Co metal particle, the occurrence of several ferromagnetic domains of limited sizes can be evidenced by the specific resonance of Co in multi-domain particles. Consequently, by ferromagnetic NMR, one can follow quantitatively the sintering and phase transitions of dispersed Co metal particles in supported catalysts under near operando conditions. The minimal size probed by ferromagnetic Co NMR is not precisely known but is considered to be in the order of 10 nm for supported Co particles at room temperature and increases to about 35 nm at 850 K. Here, in Co metal Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalysts supported on β-SiC, the resonances of the fcc multi-domain, fcc single-domain and hcp Co were clearly distinguished. A careful rationalization of their frequency and width dependence on temperature allowed a quantitative analysis of the spectra in the temperature range of interest, thus reflecting the state of the catalysts under near operando conditions that is without the uncertainty associated with prior quenching. The allotropic transition temperature was found to start at 600-650 K, which is about 50 K below the bulk transition temperature. The phase transition was fully reversible and a significant part of the hcp phase was found to be stable up to 850 K. This anomalous behavior that was observed without quenching might prove to be crucial to understand and model active species not only in catalysts but also in battery materials. PMID:25970204

  5. Effects of PEO-PPO diblock impurities on the cubic structure of aqueous PEO-PPO-PEO pluronics micelles: fcc and bcc ordered structures in F127

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    Mortensen, Kell; Pedersen, Walther Batsberg; Hvidt, S.

    2008-01-01

    We report on structural properties of PEO-PPO-PEO type of triblock block copolymers (Pluronics F127) with special emphasis on the effect of diblock PEO-PPO impurities on the ordered gel phase. Commercial F127 polymers contain as received roughly 20% PEO-PPO diblock and 80% PEO-PPO-PEO triblock...... copolymers. Aqueous solutions of F127 copolymers used as received form fee ordered micellar structure. Copolymers depleted with respect to the diblock impurity, resulting in a pure PEO-PPO-PEO triblock copolymer system, form bcc ordered micelles within the major parts of the gel phase. However, close to the...... disorder-to-order transition, the purified F 127 copolymer system also forms fcc structure, thus giving rise to a novel sequence of micellar phases: disorder-fcc-bcc. This is the phase sequence predicted theoretically for pure block copolymer melts....

  6. Spin-driven symmetry breaking in the frustrated fcc pyrite MnS2

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    Kimber, Simon A. J.; Chatterji, Tapan

    2015-06-01

    We report the characterisation of natural samples of the cubic pyrite mineral MnS2 using very high resolution synchrotron x-ray diffraction techniques. At low temperatures we find a new low temperature polymorph, which results from coupling between magnetic and lattice degrees of freedom. Below the magnetic ordering temperature TN = 48 K, we detect a pseudo-tetragonal distortion with a tiny c/a ratio of 1.0006. The structure can be refined in the space group Pbca The symmetry lowering reduces magnetic frustration in the fcc Mn2+ lattice and is likely responsible for the previously reported lock-in of the magnetic propagation vector. This behaviour is similar to the spin-Peierls phase transitions reported in other three-dimensional Heisenberg magnets like the chromate spinels.

  7. Prototyping a coherent framework for full, fast and parameteric detector simulation for the FCC project

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    Hrdinka, Julia; Salzburger, Andreas; Hegner, Benedikt

    2015-01-01

    The outstanding success of the physics program of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) including the discovery of the Higgs boson shifted the focus of part of the high energy physics community onto the planning phase for future circular collider (FCC) projects. A proton-proton collider is in consideration, as well as an electron-positron ring and an electron-proton option as potential LHC successor projects. Common to all projects is the need for a coherent software framework in order to carry out simulation studies to establish the potential physics reach or to test different technol- ogy approaches. Detector simulation is a particularly necessary tool needed for design studies of different detector concepts and to allow establishing the relevant performance parameters. In ad- dition, it allows to generate data as input for the development of reconstruction algorithms needed to cope with the expected future environments. We present a coherent framework that combines full, fast and parametric detector simulation e...

  8. CFD Study of Industrial FCC Risers: The Effect of Outlet Configurations on Hydrodynamics and Reactions

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    Gabriela C. Lopes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC riser reactors have complex hydrodynamics, which depend not only on operating conditions, feedstock quality, and catalyst particles characteristics, but also on the geometric configurations of the reactor. This paper presents a numerical study of the influence of different riser outlet designs on the dynamic of the flow and reactor efficiency. A three-dimensional, three-phase flow model and a four-lump kinetic scheme were used to predict the performance of the reactor. The phenomenon of vaporization of the liquid oil droplets was also analyzed. Results showed that small changes in the outlet configuration had a significant effect on the flow patterns and consequently, on the reaction yields.

  9. Main Parameters of LCxFCC Based Electron-Proton Colliders

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    Acar, Y C; Oner, B B; Sultansoy, S

    2016-01-01

    Multi-TeV center of mass energy ep colliders based on the Future Circular Collider (FCC) and linear colliders (LC) are proposed and corresponding luminosity values are estimated. Parameters of upgraded versions of the FCC are determined to optimize luminosity of electron-proton collisions keeping beam-beam effects in mind. It is shown that L_{ep}\\sim10^{32}\\,cm^{-2}s^{-1} can be achieved with moderate upgrade of the FCC parameters.

  10. Polarization Issues in the $e\\pm$ FCC

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    Gianfelice-Wendt, E.

    2015-08-10

    After the Higgs boson discovery at LHC, the international physics community is considering the next energy frontier circular collider (FCC). A pp collider of 100 km with a center of mass energy of about 100 TeV is believed to have the necessary discovery potential. The same tunnel could host first a e+e- collider with beam energy ranging between 45 and 175 GeV. In this paper preliminary considerations on the possibility of self-polarization for the e± beams are presented.

  11. EFFECT OF VANADIUM ON THE DEACTIVATION OF FCC CATALYSTS

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    Roncolatto R.E

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available This work provides concrete evidence that vanadium causes the destruction of the zeolite in the FCC catalysts by a mechanism of acid attack or solid-solid transformation, as well as additional dealumination of the zeolite framework in the presence of steam and at high temperature. While these effects resulted in the reduction in crystallinity (zeolite Y content, specific area and unit cell size of the Y zeolite as the amount of vanadium in the catalysts increased, the reduction in activity was the most pronounced. The differences in these behaviors were interpreted and the model can be used for better catalyst formulation or screening.

  12. FCC catalyst finds three safe reuse outlets in Europe

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    This paper reports on three usages in the area of construction materials which offer a potential outlet for the reuse of spent fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst that far exceeds the supply from European refineries. The proximity of the spent catalyst source to the point-of-use is critical because this determines the transportation cost-the major element in the cost of disposal/reuse. This is why a balance geographical spread of reuse outlets throughout Europe is sought. Asphalt, cement, and red bricks containing spent fluid catalytic cracking catalyst, have all passed environmental acceptability tests

  13. Deformation microstructure and orientation of F.C.C. crystals

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    Liu, Q.; Hansen, N.

    1995-01-01

    The effect of crystallographic orientation on the microstructural evolution in f.c.c. metals with medium to high stacking fault energy is analyzed. This analysis is based on a literature review of the behaviour of single crystals and polycrystals supplemented with an experimental study of cold-rolled...... that dependent on the crystallographic orientation of the crystal the subdividing boundaries may be nearly parallel to slip planes or they may have a non-crystallographic orientation. This difference is discussed on the basis of an analysis of potential slip planes identified by a Schmid factor...

  14. Quantitative comparison between simulated and experimental FCC rolling textures

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    Wronski, M.; Wierzbanowski, K.; Leffers, Torben

    2015-01-01

    The degree of similarity between simulated and experimental fcc rolling textures is characterized by a single scalar parameter. The textures are simulated with a relatively simple and efficient 1-point model which allows us to vary the strength of the interaction between the grains and the...... surrounding matrix and the scheme for the calculation of the lattice rotation. For the copper-type texture the best agreement between simulation and experiment is obtained by {111}<110> slip combined with relaxed constraints according to a procedure different from the traditional scheme for relaxed...

  15. Properties of the FCC Catalyst Additive Prepared from Guizhou Kaoline

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    Xianlun Xu

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available The properties of a FCC catalyst additive prepared from Guizhou kaoline were extensively investigated. The samples were characterized by N2 adsorption, X-ray diffraction, IR spectrometry, and scanning electron microscope (SEM. The results showed that the crystallinity of NaY zeolite synthesized from this kaoline was 25% and the silica alumina ratio was rk/s ˇ m = 5.05. The catalyst additive prepared from above crystallization product exhibited excellent performance of nickel and vanadium passivation, offered 21% lower coke versus base catalyst, while maintaining high bottoms upgrading selectivity.

  16. The FCC-ee Interaction Region Magnet Design

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    Koratzinos, M.; Blondel, A.; Bogomyagkov, A.; Sinyatkin, S.; Benedikt, M.; Holzer, B; Nugteren, J.; Zimmermann, F; K. Oide

    2016-01-01

    The design of the region close to the interaction point of the FCC-ee experiments is especially challenging. The beams collide at an angle (+-15 mrad) in the high-field region of the detector solenoid. Moreover, the very low vertical beta_y* of the machine necessitates that the final focusing quadrupoles have a distance from the IP (L*) of around 2 m and therefore are inside the main detector solenoid. The beams should be screened from the effect of the detector magnetic field, and the emitta...

  17. Expitaxial layers of fcc FE on Cu (001)

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    Metastable films of fcc Fe epitaxed to Cu(001) show unusual ferromagnetic properties. Changes in the lattice volume occur with films thickness in the 1 to 5 monolayer range, reflecting change in the magnitude of the spin moments and the magnetic exchange coupling. The associated uniaxial strain is manifest in strong magnetic anisotropy, layer by layer lattice expansion, phonon softening, and surface layer atomic reconstructions. The authors present LEED results of a structural investigation, neutron reflectance measurements of the spin moments, surface magneto-optic Kerr effect studies of the magnetic anisotropy, and angle resolved photoemission of the electronic states

  18. Resonant production of leptogluons at the FCC based lepton-hadron colliders

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    Acar, Y C; Oner, B B; Sultansoy, S

    2015-01-01

    Resonant production of leptogluons at the FCC based ep and \\mup colliders have been analyzed. It is shown that e-FCC and \\mu-FCC will cover much wider region of e_{8} and \\mu_{8} masses than the LHC. While leptogluons with appropriate masses (if exist) will be discovered earlier by the FCC pp collider, lepton-proton colliders will give opportunity to handle very important additional information. For example, compositeness scale can be probed up to multi-hundred TeV region.

  19. FLEXIBLE NEW FCC TECHNOLOGY TO MEET THE EVER CHANGING MARKET DEMAND

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    2000-01-01

    Being a main conversion process,FCC is evolving toward processing more heavier and dirtier feeds,and to produce varied product slates to meet the local market demands.Frequently many of the product demands made on the FCC process operator are seemingly contradictory.However,with the advance of FCC process and catalyst manufacture technology over the past few years,these contradictories can be solved profitbaly.Daqing VR FCC,maximized distillate production(MDP) technique and the maximizing gas and distillate(MGD) process are the examples.Specific data of each example will be revealed and shown on the poster.

  20. Electronic Structure of Crystalline Buckyballs: fcc-C60

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    Jalali-Asadabadi, Saeid; Ghasemikhah, E.; Ouahrani, T.; Nourozi, B.; Bayat-Bayatani, M.; Javanbakht, S.; Aliabad, H. A. Rahnamaye; Ahmad, Iftikhar; Nematollahi, J.; Yazdani-Kachoei, M.

    2016-01-01

    The electronic properties of pristine fcc-C60 are calculated by utilizing a variety of density functional theory (DFT) approaches including the Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof generalized gradient approximation (PBE-GGA), PBE-GGA+DFT-D3(vdW), Engel and Vosko GGA (EV-GGA), GGA plus Hubbard U parameter (GGA+U), hybrids Becke-Perdew-Wang hybrid functional (B3PW91), Becke-Lee-Yang-Parr hybrid functional (B3LYP), the PBE exchange-correlation functional (PBE0), and Tran and Blaha regular and non-regular modified Becke and Johnson (TB-mBJ) potential within a DFT frame work using augmented plane waves plus local orbital method. The comparison of the calculated results with the experimental values shows that the non-regular TB-mBJ method reproduces a correct experimental direct band gap of 2.12 eV at X symmetry for this compound. The effectiveness of this theoretical approach in the reproduction of the experimental band gap is due to the proper treatment of the electrons in the interstitial region of the crystal. Our results show that the C60 clusters are weakly interacting with each other in the fcc crystal. This study also reveals that the five-fold degeneracies of the isolated C60 molecule due to its icosahedral symmetry are completely lifted at an X symmetry point by the crystal field.

  1. Multivariable Control and Online State Estimation of an FCC Unit

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    A. T. Boum

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to realize multivariable control , tuning and online state estimation of some parameters of the FCC unit . We implemented two control structures with the manipulated variables being the air inlet flow rate in the regenerator, the regenerated catalyst flow rate and the feed flow rate and, the controlled variable being the temperatures in the riser and in the densed bed of the regenerator. A novel four transfer function is built and used for controllability studies. Hard constraints are imposed with respect to the manipulated variables. Simulation results show that the configuration made of two inputs and two outputs is more easy to tune for control purposes. Althought there are important dynamic interactions between the components of the FCC and important nonlinearities, linear model predictive control is able to maintain a smooth multivariable control of the plant, while taking into account the different constraints. Tuning strategy is implemented to improve the tracking of the set point. Online state estimation is carried out with the use of the extended Kalman filter. The estimation gives results that can be used for monitoring purposes even in the presence of model mismatch.

  2. Operation of FCC with mixtures of regenerated and deactivated catalyst

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    Spretz, R.; Sedran, U. [INCAPE, FIQ, UNL - CONICET, Instituto de Investigaciones en Catalisis y Petroquimica, Santiago del Estero 2654, 3000 Santa Fe (Argentina)

    2001-07-13

    The operation of FCC with mixtures of coked and regenerated catalyst was studied with a riser simulator reactor on two equilibrium catalysts at 550C. The coked catalysts maintain an activity level that enables them to be used in the mixtures. The catalytic performances of the regenerated catalysts were used as references against which the behaviors of 25:75 and 50:50 (coked:regenerated) mixtures were compared. It was observed that overall catoil has to be increased to maintain conversion. While the yields of gases, gasoline and LCO showed to be independent of the operative mode, changes were observed in the selectivity to light olefins C4-C6 that are mainly due to changes in the yields of the isoparaffins in the groups. In turn, these changes could be the consequence of the resulting density of paired acid sites in the zeolite components on hydrogen transfer reactions, due to the contributions by the coked and regenerated portions of catalysts. Coke yields in mixtures of coked and regenerated catalysts are not higher, which would allow increasing catalyst circulation without impacting on heat balance. The particularities of this new operation of FCC are very dependent on catalyst properties.

  3. A method to measure vacuum birefringence at FCC-ee

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    Uggerhøj, Ulrik I

    2016-01-01

    It is well-known that the Heisenberg-Euler-Schwinger effective Lagrangian predicts that a vacuum with a strong static electromagnetic field turns birefringent. We propose a scheme that can be implemented at the planned FCC-ee, to measure the nonlinear effect of vacuum birefringence in electrodynamics arising from QED corrections. Our scheme employs a pulsed laser to create Compton backscattered photons off a high energy electron beam, with the FCC-ee as a particularly interesting example. These photons will pass through a strong static magnetic field, which changes the state of polarization of the radiation - an effect proportional to the photon energy. This change will be measured by the use of an aligned single-crystal, where a large difference in the pair production cross-sections can be achieved. In the proposed experimental setup the birefringence effect gives rise to a difference in the number of pairs created in the analyzing crystal, stemming from the fact that the initial laser light has a varying st...

  4. Analysis of fluid dynamics to the riser of a FCC cold pilot plant aided with response surface methodology; Analise da fluidodinamica em um riser de FCC de uma unidade piloto a frio com auxilio da metodologia de superficie de resposta

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    Santos, Kamylla A.L. dos; Luna-Finkler, Christine L.; Lima Filho, Hilario J.B. de [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Vitoria de Santo Antao, PE (Brazil); Benachour, Mohand; Dantas, Carlos Costa; Santos, Valdemir A. dos [Universidade Catolica de Pernambuco (UNICAP), Recife, PE (Brazil)

    2012-07-01

    It was planned and executed the implementation of a Central Composite Rotatable Design (CCRD) to the riser of a FCC (Fluid Catalytic Cracking) cold pilot plant, to identify the basic fluid dynamic characteristics of this type of reactor. The Fluid Catalytic Cracking is the major process in oil refineries in the world. It is realized in a vertical cylindrical reactor called riser, with a short contact time between the cracking catalyst and vacuum gas oil vapors. The constant evolution of the FCC process has required the analysis of fluid dynamics using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. However, analysis of images produced by the application of CFD to study of risers requires preliminary concepts of the relationship between response variables and independent variables. With the CCRD implementation was performed a total of 12 experiments, being 4 full factorial, 4 axial points and 4 central points. The dependent variables were the velocities of the components (cracking catalyst and compressed air) and the pressure drop in the riser. There was a great contribution of solids flow rate for the solid phase velocity and for the pressure drop. The effects of interaction between the flow rate phases are considerably senses in pressure drop through the riser, however, for the velocities of both phases this interaction becomes negligible. (author)

  5. Monitoring of mass flux of catalyst FCC in a Cold Pilot Unit by gamma radiation transmission; Monitoramento da taxa de fluxo do catalisador FCC em uma unidade piloto a frio por medicao de transmissao gama

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    Brito, Marcio Fernando Paixao de

    2014-09-01

    This paper proposes a model for monitoring the mass flow of catalyst FCC - Fluid Catalytic Cracking - in a CPU - Cold Pilot unit - due to the injection of air and solid by gamma radiation transmission. The CPU simplifies the process of FCC, which is represented by the catalyst cycle, and it was constructed of acrylic, so that the flow can be visualized. The CPU consists of riser separation chamber and return column, and simulates the riser reactor of the FCC process. The catalyst is injected into the column back to the base of the riser, an inclined tube, where the compressed air means that there fluidization along the riser. When the catalyst comes in the separation chamber, the solid phase is sent to the return column, and the gas phase exits the system through one of the four cyclones at the top of the separation chamber. The transmission gamma of measures will be made by means of three test sections that have source and detector shielded. Pressure drop in the riser measurements are made through three pressure gauges positioned on the riser. The source used was Am-241 gamma ray with energy of 60 keV, and detector used was a scintillator of NaI (Tl) of 2 {sup x} 2{sup .} Measures the mass flow of catalyst are made by varying the seal of the catalyst, and density of solid in the riser because with the combination of these measures can determine the speed of the catalyst in the riser. The results show that the transmission gamma is a suitable technique for monitoring the flow of catalyst, flow model in CPU is annular, tomography third generation is more appropriate to study the CPU and the density variation in circulation in the CPU decreases linearly with increasing air flow. (author)

  6. Cellular Phone Towers - TOWERS_CELLUAR_FCC_ULS_IN: Cellular Towers in Indiana (Bernardin, Lochmueller & Associates, Derived from FCC ULS, Point Shapefile)

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This dataset is a point shapefile of licensed cellular towers downloaded as part of the FCC ULS database of cellular towers in Indiana. The ground condition of this...

  7. Communication government agencies: the case of FCC/ Organismos de regulación y control de las comunicaciones: el caso de la FCC

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    Dra. Ana I. Segovia Alonso;

    2009-01-01

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is one of the pioneering regulatory agencies in relation to the communication system within the capitalist model. From a general perspective, beginning with its constitution, plan of action, and regulatory decisions, we carry out a research of the historical, political and economic conditions under which this commission operates and was created. The main objective is to outline the reasons for the failures and mistakes of the FCC, that has been accu...

  8. 76 FR 69738 - Revised 2011 Annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet (FCC Form 499-A) and Accompanying...

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    2011-11-09

    ... COMMISSION Revised 2011 Annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet (FCC Form 499-A) and Accompanying... Competition Bureau released the revised Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet (FCC Form 499-A) and... Competition Bureau, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, at (202) 418-7400 or via the Internet...

  9. Nature of nitrogen specie in coke and their role in NOx formation during FCC catalyst regeneration.

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    Babich, I.V.; Seshan, K.; Lefferts, L.

    2005-01-01

    NOx emission during the regeneration of coked fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts is an environmental problem. In order to follow the route to NOx formation and try to find ways to suppress it, a coked industrial FCC catalyst has been prepared using model N-containing compounds, e.g., pyridine,

  10. FCC Based Lepton-Hadron and Photon-Hadron Colliders: Luminosity and Physics

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    Acar, Y C; Beser, S; Karadeniz, H; Kaya, U; Oner, B B; Sultansoy, S

    2016-01-01

    Construction of future electron-positron colliders (or dedicated electron linac) and muon colliders (or dedicated muon ring) tangential to Future Circular Collider (FCC) will give opportunity to utilize highest energy proton and nucleus beams for lepton-hadron and photon-hadron collisions. Luminosity values of FCC based ep, \\mup, eA, \\muA, \\gammap and \\gammaA colliders are estimated. Multi-TeV center of mass energy ep colliders based on the FCC and linear colliders (LC) are considered in detail. Parameters of upgraded versions of the FCC proton beam are determined to optimize luminosity of electron-proton collisions keeping beam-beam effects in mind. Numerical calculations are performed using a currently being developed collision point simulator. It is shown that L_{ep}\\sim10^{32}\\,cm^{-2}s^{-1} can be achieved with LHeC-like upgrade of the FCC parameters.

  11. Canadian refiner gets 2-year payout with FCC revamp

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    Dahlstrom, B.; Ham, K.; Becker, M.E.; Hum, T.P. [Consumers` Co-operative Refineries Ltd., Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Lacijan, L.; Lorsbach, T. [UOP, Des Plaines, IL (United States)

    1996-08-12

    Consumers` Co-operative Refineries Ltd. (CCRL) installed an elevated feed-injection system and a vortex-separation-based riser termination device on the fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit at its Regina, Sask., refinery. The modifications have increased yield of high-value liquid products in the gasoline-go-distillate range and decreased production of low-value products such as dry gas, LPG, fractionator bottoms, and coke. These yield benefits have exceeded projections and increased refinery profitability by an estimated US$920,000/year. The first article in this two-part series described the project objectives and the technologies incorporated. This one provides details of the project execution schedule and the economic and operational benefits realized as a result of the revamp.

  12. Calculation of the surface free energy of fcc copper nanoparticles

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    Using molecular dynamics simulations with the modified analytic embedded-atom method we calculate the Gibbs free energy and surface free energy for fcc Cu bulk, and further obtain the Gibbs free energy of nanoparticles. Based on the Gibbs free energy of nanoparticles, we have investigated the heat capacity of copper nanoparticles. Calculation results indicate that the Gibbs free energy and the heat capacity of nanoparticles can be divided into two parts: bulk quantity and surface quantity. The molar heat capacity of the bulk sample is lower compared with the molar heat capacity of nanoparticles, and this difference increases with the decrease in the particle size. It is also observed that the size effect on the thermodynamic properties of Cu nanoparticles is not really significant until the particle is less than about 20 nm. It is the surface atoms that decide the size effect on the thermodynamic properties of nanoparticles

  13. DFT study of nitrogen–vacancy complexions in (fcc) Fe

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    Formation energies of nitrogen (N)/vacancy (v) monomers, N–N and N–v dimers and N–v complexions in an ideal face-centered cubic (fcc) lattice of iron are obtained via DFT calculations. Based on a thermodynamic model, the occupancies of various complexions and the vacancy concentration as a function of the chemical potential of N and temperature T are predicted. We found that increasing the chemical potential or content of N can increase the vacancy concentration considerably, e.g. compared with the case without nitrogen, increasing the N content to 10 at% at 750 K can increase the vacancy concentration by about eight orders of magnitude when a saturated concentration is reached. (paper)

  14. The FCC-ee Interaction Region Magnet Design

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    Koratzinos, M; Bogomyagkov, A; Sinyatkin, S; Benedikt, M; Holzer, B; van Nugteren, J; Zimmermann, F; Oide, K

    2016-01-01

    The design of the region close to the interaction point of the FCC-ee experiments is especially challenging. The beams collide at an angle (+-15 mrad) in the high-field region of the detector solenoid. Moreover, the very low vertical beta_y* of the machine necessitates that the final focusing quadrupoles have a distance from the IP (L*) of around 2 m and therefore are inside the main detector solenoid. The beams should be screened from the effect of the detector magnetic field, and the emittance blow-up due to vertical dispersion in the interaction region should be minimized, while leaving enough space for detector components. Crosstalk between the two final focus quadrupoles, only about 6 cm apart at the tip, should also be minimized.

  15. Lattice mechanical properties of some fcc f-shell metals

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    J K Baria; A R Jani

    2003-06-01

    A pseudopotential depending on an effective core radius is proposed to study the binding energy, equation of state, ion–ion interaction, phonon dispersion curves (q-space and r-space analysis), mode Gr¨uneisen parameters and dynamical elastic constants of some fcc f-shell metals La, Yb, Ce and Th. The contribution of the s-like electrons is calculated in the second-order perturbation theory for the potential while d- and f-like electron is taken into account by introducing repulsive short-range Born–Mayer term. The parameter of the potential is evaluated by zero pressure condition. An excellent agreement between theoretical investigations and experimental findings is achieved which confirms the present formalism.

  16. Phase transformation and microstructural changes during ageing process of an Ag-Pd-Cu-Au alloy

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    Age-hardening behaviour and the related phase transformation and microstructural changes during isothermal ageing process were studied to elucidate the age-hardening mechanism of an Ag-based dental casting alloy composed of Ag-Pd-Cu-Au-Zn, Ir and In by means of hardness test, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopic (SEM) observations and energy dispersive spectroscopic microanalysis (EDS). In the hardness test at 350 and 400 deg. C, the hardness of the solution-treated specimen began to increase and reached a maximum value with increasing ageing time, and subsequently the hardness decreased gradually. By considering XRD results and SEM observations together, the solution-treated specimen consisted of three phases, the Ag-rich α1 phase as a matrix, the Cu-Pd α2 phase and the CuPd β phase with a CsCl-type as particle-like structures. By ageing the solution-treated specimen, the Ag-rich α1 and Cu-Pd α2 phases were transformed into the Ag-rich α'1 and Cu3Pd α'2 phases, respectively. The CuPd β phase with a CsCl-type was not changed apparently during the ageing process. From the results of the hardness test, XRD study, SEM observations and EDS analysis, it could be derived that the hardness increased by the diffusion and precipitation of the Cu-rich phase from the Ag-rich matrix during the early stage of phase transformation of α1 into α'1 and that the progress of coarsening of the Cu-rich precipitates with an entanglement structure caused the hardness decrease during the later stage of phase transformation of α1 into α'1. The particle-like structures composed of the Cu-Pd α2 and the CuPd β phase with a CsCl-type contributed little to the hardness increase which occurred in the early stage of aging process

  17. 47 CFR Appendix 1 to Part 97 - Places Where the Amateur Service is Regulated by the FCC

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    2010-10-01

    ... and Sand) in the Pacific Insular areas. In ITU Region 3, the amateur service is regulated by the FCC... the Amateur Service is Regulated by the FCC In ITU Region 2, the amateur service is regulated by the FCC within the territorial limits of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Caribbean...

  18. Effect of silver on antibacterial properties of stainless steel

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    The microstructural variation and antibacterial properties of the AISI 304 stainless steel containing silver (Ag) element have been investigated by means of optical microscopy (OM), grazing incidence X-ray diffractometry (GIXRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS). Furthermore, the antibacterial testing was performed according to JIS Z2801:2000 specification. As the alloy contained Ag elements, the microstructure of the alloys was a mixture of (α + γ + Ag-rich compound)-phases. The amounts of α phase and Ag-rich compound increased as Ag contents increased. The Ag-rich compound has FCC structure with the lattice parameter a = 0.251 nm. No precipitates were found within the matrix and grain boundaries in the present alloys after SHT. Moreover, when the alloy is added to Ag element, antibacterial property was seen obvious against E. coli. It has an AR nearly of 100%.

  19. Crystal Dynamics of (delta) fcc Pu-Ga by High Resolution Inelastic X-Ray Scattering

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    Wong, J; Krisch, M; Farber, D; Occelli, F; Xu, R; Chiang, T C; Clatterbuck, D; Schwartz, A J; Wall, M; Boro, C

    2004-09-28

    We have used a microbeam on large grain sample concept to carry out an inelastic x-ray scattering experiment to map the full phonon dispersion curves of an fcc {delta}-phase Pu-Ga alloy. This approach obviates experimental difficulties with conventional inelastic neutron scattering due to the high absorption cross section of the common {sup 239}Pu isotope and the non-availability of large (mm size) single crystal materials for Pu and its alloys. A classical Born von-Karman force constant model was used to model the experimental results, and no less than 4th nearest neighbor interactions had to be included to account for the observation. Several unusual features including, a large elastic anisotropy, a small shear elastic modulus, (C{sub 11}-C{sub 12})/2, a Kohn-like anomaly in the T{sub 1}[011] branch, and a pronounced softening of the T[111] branch towards the L point in the Brillouin are found. These features can be related to the phase transitions of plutonium and to strong coupling between the crystal structure and the 5f valence instabilities. Our results represent the first full phonon dispersions ever obtained for any Pu-bearing material, thus ending a 40-year quest for this fundamental data. The phonon data also provide a critical test for theoretical treatments of highly correlated 5f electron systems as exemplified by recent dynamical mean field theory (DMFT) calculations for {delta}-plutonium.

  20. Diffusivities and atomic mobilities in disordered fcc and ordered L12 Ni–Al–W alloys

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    Highlights: • The atomic mobilities for fcc Al–W, fcc Ni–W, fcc Ni–Al–W and L12 Ni–Al–W alloys were critically assessed. • The impurity diffusivity of W in fcc-Al was obtained via first-principles calculations. • The calculated results agree well with the diffusivities available in the literature. • Two fcc/L12-type diffusion couples were prepared and the concentration-distance profiles were measured. • The model-predicted concentration profiles agree well with the experimental data in the literature and in the present work. - Abstract: Based on various experimentally measured diffusivities available in the literature together with the reported thermodynamic parameters, the atomic mobilities for disordered fcc and ordered L12 Ni–Al–W alloys were assessed on the basis of a recently developed phenomenological model incorporated in the DICTRA software. In order to provide the missing impurity diffusion coefficients of W in fcc-Al, first-principles calculations were utilized in the present work. Comprehensive comparisons between the calculated and experimental diffusion coefficients show that all the experimental data can be well reproduced by the atomic mobilities obtained in the present work. In order to further verify the reliability of the presently obtained atomic mobilities, two fcc/L12-type diffusion couples (i.e., Ni–5 at.% Al–5 at.% W/Ni–20 at.% Al–4 at.% W and Ni/Ni–22 at.% Al–2 at.% W) were prepared and the concentration-distance profiles after annealing at 1323 K for 86.4 ks were measured. The excellent agreement between the model-predicted concentration-distance profiles and the experimental data indicates that the presently obtained atomic mobilities in fcc/L12 Ni–Al–W alloys are reliable

  1. Attrition resistant catalysts and sorbents based on heavy metal poisoned FCC catalysts

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    Gangwal, S.; Jothimurugesan, K.

    1999-07-27

    A heavy metal poisoned, spent FCC catalyst is treated by chemically impregnating the poisoned catalyst with a new catalytic metal or metal salt to provide an attrition resistant catalyst or sorbent for a different catalytic or absorption process, such as catalysts for Fischer-Tropsh Synthesis, and sorbents for removal of sulfur gases from fuel gases and flue-gases. The heavy metal contaminated FCC catalyst is directly used as a support for preparing catalysts having new catalytic properties and sorbents having new sorbent properties, without removing or passivating the heavy metals on the spent FCC catalyst as an intermediate step.

  2. Attrition resistant catalysts and sorbents based on heavy metal poisoned FCC catalysts

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    Gangwal, Santosh (Cary, NC); Jothimurugesan, Kandaswamy (Hampton, VA)

    1999-01-01

    A heavy metal poisoned, spent FCC catalyst is treated by chemically impregnating the poisoned catalyst with a new catalytic metal or metal salt to provide an attrition resistant catalyst or sorbent for a different catalytic or absorption processes, such as catalysts for Fischer-Tropsh Synthesis, and sorbents for removal of sulfur gasses from fuel gases and flue-gases. The heavy metal contaminated FCC catalyst is directly used as a support for preparing catalysts having new catalytic properties and sorbents having new sorbent properties, without removing or "passivating" the heavy metals on the spent FCC catalyst as an intermediate step.

  3. Study on Metal-Passivating Elements in FCC Operation and Their Migration

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    Liu Xiaodong; Cui Yan; Zhang Ruichi; Chen Zupi

    2004-01-01

    Elements including P, Sb, Ce, La, B, Sn, Ti, Bi and Mg that could passivate Ni and V were studied on their migration on FCC catalysts and carriers under simulated commercial FCC operating conditions.Test results had shown that P, Sb, B and Sn compounds exhibited migration activity. The effects of temperature, fluidizing medium and contact time on migration of antimony compounds were investigated,and the mechanism regarding antimony migration was proposed. Meanwhile, it was disclosed that Ni on catalyst could stimulate Sb contained in the metal passivator to move onto FCC catalyst in tandem with the interaction between nickel and antimony.

  4. Using spent fluid catalytic cracking (FCC catalyst as pozzolanic addition — a review

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    Nancy Torres Castellanos

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Spent fluid catalytic cracking (FCC catalyst is an oil industry by product from fluidised-bed catalytic cracking units. This residue is mainly formed by an active component (faujasite type zeolite Y in an amorphous aluminosilicate matrix. It mainly consists of up to 90% silica and alumina. This paper reports an extensive literature review regarding the characterisation and mechanical and durability properties of mortar and concrete added to this material. FCC has been studied lately due to its pozzolanic characteristics and the good performance of concrete mixtures using FCC as cement replacement.

  5. Effect of the Vibrational Modes on the Ag-Cu Phase Diagram

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    DUAN Su-Qing; ZHAO Xian-Geng; LIU Shao-Jun; MA Ben-Kun

    2000-01-01

    We calculated the vibrational free energies of the selected ordered compounds in the Ag-Cu system by using two kinds of methods: (1) calculating the phonon dispersion and density of states and the consequently vibrational free energies by using the method of ab initio inverted interatomic potentials and dynamic matrix; (2) the vibrational free energies determined by a Debye-Griineisen approximation. The Ag-Cu phase diagram is calculated by the cluster variation method. The results show that the solubility at Ag-rich end of the calculated phase diagram considering vibrational modes by using the first method is in better agreement with the experimental.

  6. Linear-in-temperature resistivity close to a topological metal insulator transition in ultra-multi valley fcc-ytterbium

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    Enderlein, Carsten; Fontes, Magda; Baggio-Saitovich, Elisa; Continentino, Mucio A.

    2016-01-01

    The semimetal-to-semiconductor transition in fcc-Yb under modest pressure can be considered a picture book example of a metal-insulator transition of the Lifshitz type. We have performed transport measurements at low temperatures in the closest vicinity of the transition and related DFT calculations of the Fermi surface. Our resistivity measurements show a linear temperature dependence with an unusually low dρ / dT at low temperatures approaching the MIT. The calculations suggest fcc-ytterbium being an ultra-multi valley system with 24 electron and 6 hole pockets in the Brillouin zone. Such Fermi surface topology naturally supports the appearance of strongly correlated phases. An estimation of the quasiparticle-enhanced effective mass shows that the scattering rate is by at least two orders of magnitude lower than in other materials which exhibit linear-in-T behavior at a quantum critical point. However, we cannot exclude an excessive effective mass enhancement, when the van Hove singularity touches the Fermi level.

  7. Precision Natural SUSY at CEPC, FCC-ee, and ILC

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    Fan, JiJi; Wang, Lian-Tao

    2014-01-01

    Testing the idea of naturalness is and will continue to be one of the most important goals of high energy physics experiments. It will play a central role in the physics program of future colliders. In this paper, we present projections of the reach of natural SUSY at future lepton colliders: CEPC, FCC-ee and ILC. We focus on the observables which give the strongest reach, the electroweak precision observables (for left-handed stops), and Higgs to gluon and photon decay rates (for both left- and right-handed stops). There is a "blind spot" when the stop mixing parameter Xt is approximately equal to the average stop mass. We argue that in natural scenarios, bounds on the heavy Higgs bosons from tree-level mixing effects that modify the bottom Yukawa coupling together with bounds from b to s gamma play a complementary role in probing the blind spot region. For specific natural SUSY scenarios such as folded SUSY in which the top partners do not carry Standard Model color charges, electroweak precision observable...

  8. Multiscale Study of Reactive Dense Fluidized Bed for FCC Regenerator

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    Moula G.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This study deals with reactive gas particle flows like the coke combustion during the regeneration of FCC particles. In this kind of reactive flow, the global reaction rate is usually bad predicted. In a first approximation, the chemical scheme can be the reason because of the limitation of its modeling. It is usually based on macroscopic experimental results. The link between these macroscopic measurements and a local kinetics of the heterogeneous reaction occuring at the gas -particle interface is not confirmed. Results of kinetics coming from experimental measurements are used and we try to highlight the problems that appear when the same kinetics are used at different scales. In common industrial computations, coarse meshes are used to solve continuity equations. Averaged or filtered Navier-Stokes and species continuity equations have to be solved in which additional correlation terms appear because of non-linear terms in the original equations, including reaction rate correlation. Therefore a multiscale analysis is performed in order to improve the modeling of this terms. This paper, shows that the eulerian formulation of kinetics has to be improved due to the impact of the particle volume fraction on the reaction rate and the necessity to develop a subgrid model for the reaction rate due to the natural clustering that appears in gas -particle flows and non-linear additional terms appearing in filtered equations.

  9. Development of New Generation Catalysts for Selective Hydrodesulfurization of FCC Naphtha

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    Chu Yang; Li Mingfeng; Li Huifeng; Qu Jinhua; Nie Hong; Li Dadong

    2009-01-01

    The influence of active metal components of catalyst, additives and catalyst preparation method on the reactiv-ity of catalyst for selective hydrodesulfurization (HDS) of FCC naphtha was investigated, and the RSDS-21 catalyst with high HDS performance and the RSDS-22 catalyst with high selectivity were developed by RIPP. The composite loading of a new series of catalysts for selective HDS of FCC gasoline has demonstrated excellent desulfurization activity and selectivity and can under conventional hydrotreating conditions manufacture clean gasoline product meeting the national Ⅳ emission standard and the Euro Ⅴ emission standard with less loss in antiknock index. The finalized new series of FCC catalysts upon being adopted for selective HDS of FCC naphtha have good adaptability to different feedstocks along with good stability.

  10. Workshop summary, future prospects and FCC-ee impact on $\\alpha_s$

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    d'Enterria, David

    2015-01-01

    The workshop on “High-precision α s measurements from LHC to FCC-ee” –organized in the con- text of the preparation of the Future Circular Collider (FCC) Conceptual Design Report, within the FCC-e + e − “QCD and photon-photon” physics working group activities– discussed the latest advances in the measurement of the strong interaction coupling α s . The meeting brought together leading experts in the field to explore in depth recent theoretical and experimental developments on the determination of α s , new ways to measure this coupling in lepton-lepton, lepton-hadron and hadron-hadron collisions, and in particular the improvements expected at the proposed Future Circular Collider e + e − (FCC-ee) facility.

  11. Role of distortion in the hcp vs fcc competition in rare-gas solids

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    Krainyukova, N. V.

    2011-05-01

    As a prototype of an initial or intermediate structure between hcp and fcc lattices we consider a distorted bcc crystal. We calculate the temperature and pressure dependences of the lattice parameters for the heavier rare gas solids Ar, Kr, Xe in a quasiharmonic approximation with Aziz potentials, and confirm earlier predictions that the hcp structure predominates over fcc in the bulk within wide ranges of P and T. The situation is different for confined clusters with up to 105 atoms, where, owing to the specific surface energetics and terminations, structures with five-fold symmetry made up of fcc fragments are dominant. As a next step we consider the free relaxation of differently distorted bcc clusters, and show that two types (monoclinic and orthorhombic) of initial distortion are a driving force for the final hcp vs fcc configurations. Possible energy relationships between the initial and final structures are obtained and analyzed.

  12. Visualization of the equilibrium FCC catalyst surface by AFM and SEM-EDS

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    Bayraktar, Oğuz; Kugler, Edwin L.

    2003-01-01

    The deposition of metal contaminants (e.g., Ni, V, and Fe) from the hydrocarbon feed causes the deactivation of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst used in petroleum refining. It is very important to understand the changes in the morphology and chemical composition on the catalyst surface and how these structural and chemical changes affect the catalyst performance. In this research, metal-contaminated FCC catalysts from a commercial unit have been characterized using AFM together with SE...

  13. Nitrogen Chemistry and Coke Transformation of FCC Coked Catalyst during the Regeneration Process

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    Junjun Shi; Jianyu Guan; Dawei Guo; Jiushun Zhang; Liam John France; Lefu Wang; Xuehui Li

    2016-01-01

    Regeneration of the coked catalyst is an important process of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) in petroleum refining, however, this process will emit environmentally harmful gases such as nitrogen and carbon oxides. Transformation of N and C containing compounds in industrial FCC coke under thermal decomposition was investigated via TPD and TPO to examine the evolved gaseous species and TGA, NMR and XPS to analyse the residual coke fraction. Two distinct regions of gas evolution are observed du...

  14. The FCC Flue Gas SOx Transfer Additive RFS Developed by RIPP

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    Chen Beiyan; Jiang Wenbin; Song Haitao; Shen Ningyuan; Tian Huiping; He Mingyuan

    2007-01-01

    The present paper introduces the development of FCC flue gas SOx transfer additives by RIPP with a brief discussion of SOx transfer mechanism. The second-generation SOx transfer additives of the RFS series are RIPP's proprietary additives with significantly improved performances. The results of commercial tests indicate that the RFS additive can effectively control SOx emission of the FCC regenerator while maintaining product yields and product quality when the additive is used in a proper concentration range.

  15. Fluid dynamics characterization of riser in a FCC cold flow model using gas radiotracer

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    Was carried out the characterization of a diameter small riser of a cold flow model of a circulating fluidized bed (CFB), with aid of a radioactive tracer. Compressed air and catalytic cracking of petroleum flow through solids pneumatic transport regime, made of transparent material (glass, acrylic, PVC, polycarbonate) for study of problems in Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit and development of methods of measurement of fluid dynamic parameters. The CFB model consisted of a mixer component solid-gas (compressed air at 25 deg C and 200 kN/m2; cracking catalyst with an average diameter of 72μm and specific mass of 1,500 kg/m3), comprising a riser pipe glass 0.02m internal diameter and 1.8m height, a gas solid separation vessel by flash effect, with the filter in the gas outlet, and a return column (a glass tube with an internal diameter of 0.0254m) to redirect the catalyst for the riser base. Recorded data allowed studies on residence time distribution of the gaseous phase in the riser, with the identification and characterization of the flow of gas-solid components in the CFB riser of small diameter. A plug flow type with deviations due to back mixing of catalyst close to the walls, associated with the density difference between this component was observed. (author)

  16. High speed, high temperature electrical characterization of phase change materials: metastable phases, crystallization dynamics, and resistance drift

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    Dirisaglik, Faruk; Bakan, Gokhan; Jurado, Zoila; Muneer, Sadid; Akbulut, Mustafa; Rarey, Jonathan; Sullivan, Lindsay; Wennberg, Maren; King, Adrienne; Zhang, Lingyi; Nowak, Rebecca; Lam, Chung; Silva, Helena; Gokirmak, Ali

    2015-10-01

    During the fast switching in Ge2Sb2Te5 phase change memory devices, both the amorphous and fcc crystalline phases remain metastable beyond the fcc and hexagonal transition temperatures respectively. In this work, the metastable electrical properties together with crystallization times and resistance drift behaviour of GST are studied using a high-speed, device-level characterization technique in the temperature range of 300 K to 675 K.During the fast switching in Ge2Sb2Te5 phase change memory devices, both the amorphous and fcc crystalline phases remain metastable beyond the fcc and hexagonal transition temperatures respectively. In this work, the metastable electrical properties together with crystallization times and resistance drift behaviour of GST are studied using a high-speed, device-level characterization technique in the temperature range of 300 K to 675 K. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr05512a

  17. Thermal-hydraulic study of fixed bed nuclear reactor (FBNR), in FCC, BCC and pseudo-random configurations of the core through CFD method

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    The study of thermal-hydraulic performance of a fixed bed nuclear reactor (FBNR) core and the effect of the porosity was studied by the CFD method with 'SolidWorks' software. The representative sections of three different packed beds arrangements were analyzed: face-centered cubic (FCC), body-centered cubic (BCC), and a pseudo-random, with values of porosity of 0.28, 0.33 and 0.53 respectively. The minimum coolant flow required to avoid the phase change for each one of the configurations was determined. The results show that the heat transfer rate increases when the porosity value decreases, and consequently the minimum coolant flow in each configuration. The results of minimum coolant flow were: 728.51 kg/s for the FCC structure, 372.72 kg/s for the BCC, and 304.96 kg/s for the pseudo-random. Meanwhile, the heat transfer coefficients in each packed bed were 6480 W/m2*K, 3718 W/m2*K and 3042 W/m2*K respectively. Finally the pressure drop was calculated, and the results were 0.588 MPa for FCC configuration, 0.033 MPa for BCC and 0.017 MPa for the pseudo-random one. This means that with a higher porosity, the fluid can circulate easier because there are fewer obstacles to cross, so there are fewer energy losses. (authors)

  18. Dynamic damage evolution in aluminum as a model system for understanding FCC materials in extreme conditions

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    Sanchez, Nathaniel Jonathon

    Materials play a key role in many emerging technologies. Future technologies in the energy and defense sectors will place huge demands on material performance with respect to stress, strain, temperature, and pressure. These applications require that the response of materials on dynamic (microsecond) time scales be predictable and controllable. Hence, the goal of this research project was to study the extreme environment of shock loaded damage evolution in aluminum as a model system for understanding dynamic response of FCC metals in these environments. Phase one utilized plate impact experiments to study the influence of spatial effects (in the form of microstructural defect distributions) on the dynamic damage evolution process. Samples were soft recovered for shot analysis and comparison to real time laser velocimetry. Results revealed that the length scale of defects controls the failure mechanisms of the microstructure; suggesting defect density and the spatial distribution of defects are critical factors in the deformation process in extreme environments. Phase two studied the influence of kinetic effects (in the form of dynamic tensile loading rate) to reveal time dependence on the dynamic deformation process. Results concluded damage nucleation and growth rates are highly time dependent and can be overdriven as higher tensile loading rates result in extremely short time durations. It was shown that laser velocimetry provides an adequate means for understanding the dynamic damage evolution process when soft recovery of the sample is unavailable. This was shown by comparing laser velocimetry results with data obtained from optical analysis on recovered specimens. The methodology here provides a means to systematically study materials of interest in extreme conditions and provides a pathway for obtaining the relevant physics needed for model development leading to a predictive capability.

  19. Ultra-high strain rate behavior of FCC nanostructures

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    Crum, Ryan Scott

    This work addresses the influence of ultra-high strain rates loading observed in our world today via ballistics, explosions and astrophysical collisions on well-defined metal structures. There is a plentiful amount of research examining metals at a macroscopic level that are subjected to ballistics and explosions but observing the microstructure is difficult as those procedures are fairly destructive testing mechanisms. Therefore, to understand the true mechanisms that occur in these loading situations a more novel technique is necessary. Modifications were made to the Laser Spallation Technique in order to load structures under a single transient wave pulse. This study characterized FCC nanostructures shock loaded at extreme pressures, strain rates and temperatures. By utilizing nanostructures, extremely large values of stain could be produced within the structure. It was first observed that at lower laser fluence levels and subsequently low stress states that there was a chemical activation of the surface of Cu nanopillars. This occurred due to nanofacet formation on the surface of the nanopillars which left pristine Cu surfaces to recombine with the environment. Dislocation motion was also observed and clearly identified in Cu nanopillars, Cu nanobenches and Al nanopillars. Further studies analyzed Cu nanopillars subjected to higher laser fluence generated stress waves, which led to bending and axial shortening deformation. These deformations were observed at laser fluence values of 144 kJ/m2 for bending and 300 kJ/m 2 for bulging similar to that of Taylor Impact experiments. To explore an even more extreme loading environment, a specialized test setup was employed to cryogenically cool the copper nanopillars to a temperature of 83K in an attempt to elucidate brittle behavior. Under these loading conditions the nanopillars continued to deform in a ductile manner but with delayed onset of both bending deformation and bulging deformation compared to the room

  20. Bulk Nanostructured FCC Steels With Enhanced Radiation Tolerance

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    Zhang, Xinghang; Hartwig, K. Ted; Allen, Todd; Yang, Yong

    2012-10-27

    The objective of this project is to increase radiation tolerance in austenitic steels through optimization of grain size and grain boundary (GB) characteristics. The focus will be on nanocrystalline austenitic Fe-Cr-Ni alloys with an fcc crystal structure. The long-term goal is to design and develop bulk nanostructured austenitic steels with enhanced void swelling resistance and substantial ductility, and to enhance their creep resistance at elevated temperatures via GB engineering. The combination of grain refinement and grain boundary engineering approaches allows us to tailor the material strength, ductility, and resistance to swelling by 1) changing the sink strength for point defects, 2) by increasing the nucleation barriers for bubble formation at GBs, and 3) by changing the precipitate distributions at boundaries. Compared to ferritic/martensitic steels, austenitic stainless steels (SS) possess good creep and fatigue resistance at elevated temperatures, and better toughness at low temperature. However, a major disadvantage of austenitic SS is that they are vulnerable to significant void swelling in nuclear reactors, especially at the temperatures and doses anticipated in the Advanced Burner Reactor. The lack of resistance to void swelling in austenitic alloys led to the switch to ferritic/martensitic steels as the preferred material for the fast reactor cladding application. Recently a type of austenitic stainless steel, HT-UPS, was developed at ORNL, and is expected to show enhanced void swelling resistance through the trapping of point defects at nanometersized carbides. Reducing the grain size and increasing the fraction of low energy grain boundaries should reduce the available radiation-produced point defects (due to the increased sink area of the grain boundaries), should make bubble nucleation at the boundaries less likely (by reducing the fraction of high-energy boundaries), and improve the strength and ductility under radiation by producing a higher

  1. Interdiffusion and atomic mobility studies in Ni-rich fcc Ni−Al−Mn alloys

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    Highlights: •The interdiffusion coefficients of fcc Ni–Al–Mn alloys are experimentally determined. •The atomic mobilities of fcc Ni–Al–Mn alloys have been assessed. •The calculated results agree well with the present experimental diffusivities. •The mobility parameters obtained can be used to predict many diffusion phenomena. -- Abstract: By employing nine groups of bulk diffusion couples together with electron probe microanalysis technique, the composition dependence of ternary interdiffusion coefficients in Ni-rich fcc Ni−Al−Mn alloys at 1373 K was determined via the Matano–Kirkaldy method. The experimental interdiffusion coefficients were critically assessed to obtain the atomic mobilities of Ni, Al and Mn in fcc Ni−Al−Mn alloys by using the DICTRA (DIffusion-Controlled TRAnsformations) software package. The reliability of these mobilities was validated by comprehensive comparison between the model-predicted diffusion properties and the experimental data. The obtained atomic mobilities could be used to describe various diffusion phenomena in fcc Ni–Al–Mn alloys, such as the concentration profiles, interdiffusion flux and diffusion paths

  2. Interdiffusion and atomic mobility studies in Ni-rich fcc Ni−Al−Mn alloys

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    Cheng, Kaiming; Liu, Dandan; Zhang, Lijun [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083 (China); Du, Yong, E-mail: yongducalphad@gmail.com [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083 (China); Liu, Shuhong [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083 (China); Tang, Chengying [Guangxi Key Laboratory of Informational Materials, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, Guangxi 541004 (China)

    2013-12-05

    Highlights: •The interdiffusion coefficients of fcc Ni–Al–Mn alloys are experimentally determined. •The atomic mobilities of fcc Ni–Al–Mn alloys have been assessed. •The calculated results agree well with the present experimental diffusivities. •The mobility parameters obtained can be used to predict many diffusion phenomena. -- Abstract: By employing nine groups of bulk diffusion couples together with electron probe microanalysis technique, the composition dependence of ternary interdiffusion coefficients in Ni-rich fcc Ni−Al−Mn alloys at 1373 K was determined via the Matano–Kirkaldy method. The experimental interdiffusion coefficients were critically assessed to obtain the atomic mobilities of Ni, Al and Mn in fcc Ni−Al−Mn alloys by using the DICTRA (DIffusion-Controlled TRAnsformations) software package. The reliability of these mobilities was validated by comprehensive comparison between the model-predicted diffusion properties and the experimental data. The obtained atomic mobilities could be used to describe various diffusion phenomena in fcc Ni–Al–Mn alloys, such as the concentration profiles, interdiffusion flux and diffusion paths.

  3. Complex phase behavior induced by repulsive interactions

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    Velasco; Mederos; Navascues; Hemmer; Stell

    2000-07-01

    For a solid in which the interactions have a hard core plus a simple soft repulsive tail we show, using a perturbation theory, that the possible stable crystalline structures give rise to a rich phase behavior. We find two concomitant critical points each corresponding to phase transitions separating bcc and fcc structures, respectively, and the occurrence of a transition between fcc and bcc phases without change in density. This novel phenomenology may be relevant to the behavior of some metallic systems, colloids, and to water. PMID:10991174

  4. A Technical and Economical Evaluation of CO2 Capture from Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC Flue Gas

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    Digne Romina

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Environmental issues, related to greenhouse gas and among them CO2, are becoming short term challenges. Pressure on industries and therefore on refining to limit and manage CO2 emissions will be reinforced in next few years. Refining industry is responsible for about 2.7% of global CO2 emissions. Fluidized Catalytic Cracking unit (FCC, one of the main process in refining, represents by itself 20% of the refinery CO2 emissions. As FCC unit is present in half of the refining schemes, it is challenging to find technologies to manage its emissions. Based on an industrial case, the aims of the presented work are to determine if amine technology HiCapt+, developed for power plant, might be a relevant solution to manage FCC CO2 emissions and to evaluate the additional cost to be supported by refiners.

  5. Direct measurement of alpha_QED(mZ)at the FCC-ee

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    Janot, Patrick

    2015-01-01

    When the measurements from the FCC-ee become available, an improved determination of the standard-model "input" parameters will be needed to fully exploit the new precision data towards either constraining or fitting the parameters of beyond-the-standard-model theories. Among these input parameters is the electromagnetic coupling constant estimated at the Z mass scale, alpha_QED(mZ). The measurement of the muon forward- backward asymmetry at the FCC-ee, just below and just above the Z pole, can be used to make a direct determination of alpha_QED(mZ) with an accuracy deemed adequate for an optimal use of the FCC-ee precision data.

  6. A Technical and Economical Evaluation of CO2 Capture from Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Flue Gas

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    Environmental issues, related to greenhouse gas and among them CO2, are becoming short term challenges. Pressure on industries and therefore on refining to limit and manage CO2 emissions will be reinforced in next few years. Refining industry is responsible for about 2.7% of global CO2 emissions. Fluidized Catalytic Cracking unit (FCC), one of the main process in refining, represents by itself 20% of the refinery CO2 emissions. As FCC unit is present in half of the refining schemes, it is challenging to find technologies to manage its emissions. Based on an industrial case, the aims of the presented work are to determine if amine technology HiCapt+, developed for power plant, might be a relevant solution to manage FCC CO2 emissions and to evaluate the additional cost to be supported by refiners. (authors)

  7. First Design of a Proton Collimation System for 50 TeV FCC-hh

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    Fiascaris, Maria; Mirarchi, Daniele; Redaelli, Stefano

    2016-01-01

    We present studies aimed at defining a first conceptual solution for a collimation system for the hadron-hadron option for the Future Circular Collider (FCC-hh). The baseline collimation layout is based on the scaling of the present LHC collimation system to the FCC-hh energy. It currently includes a dedicated betatron cleaning insertion as well as collimators in the experimental insertions to protect the inner triplets. An aperture model for the FCC-hh is defined and the geometrical acceptance is calculated at top energy taking into account mechanical and optics imperfections. Based on these studies the collimator settings needed to protect the machine are defined. The performance of the collimation system is then assessed with particle tracking simulation tools assuming a perfect machine.

  8. Towards a Monochromatization Scheme for Direct Higgs Production at FCC-ee

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    Valdivia Garcia, Marco Alan; Zimmermann, Frank

    2016-01-01

    Direct Higgs production in e+e− collisions at the FCC is of interest if the centre-of-mass energy spread can be reduced by at least an order of magnitude. A monochromatization scheme, to accomplish this, can be realized with horizontal dispersion of opposite sign for the two colliding beams at the interaction point (IP). We recall historical approaches to monochromatization, then derive a set of IP parameters which would provide the required performance in FCC e+e− collisions at 62.5 GeV beam energy, compare these with the baseline optics parameters at neighbouring energies (45.6 and 80 GeV), comment on the effect of beamstrahlung, and indicate the modifications of the FCC-ee final-focus optics needed to obtain the required parameters.

  9. Measuring light-by-light scattering at the LHC and FCC

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    d'Enterria, David

    2016-01-01

    Elastic light-by-light scattering, $\\gamma\\gamma\\to\\gamma\\gamma$, can be measured in electromagnetic interactions of lead (Pb) ions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and Future Circular Collider (FCC), using the large (quasi)real photon fluxes available in ultraperipheral collisions. The $\\gamma\\gamma\\to\\gamma\\gamma$ cross sections for diphoton masses m$_{\\gamma\\gamma}>$ 5 GeV in pp, pPb, and PbPb collisions at LHC ($\\sqrt{\\rm s_{_{NN}}}$ = 5.5, 8.8, 14 TeV) and FCC ($\\sqrt{\\rm s_{_{NN}}}$ = 39, 63, 100 TeV) center-of-mass energies are presented. The measurement has controllable backgrounds in PbPb collisions, and one expects about 70 and 2500 signal events per year at the LHC and FCC respectively, after typical detector acceptance and reconstruction efficiency selections.

  10. Spent fluid catalytic cracking catalyst (FCC) applications in the preparation of hydraulic binders: Pozzolanic properties study

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    Velazquez Rodriguez, Sergio

    At the present work the replacement of Portland cement in pastes and mortars by spent fluid catalytic cracking catalyst (FCC) is studied. The study has been focused in four physicochemical characterization, hydrated lime/catalyst and cement/catalyst pastes and mortars studies, and environmental impact aspects. The FCC characterization establishes that it is a silicoaluminate, having a mainly amorphous structure, with a great specific surface, and that is necessary its mechanical activation (grinding) to obtain a pozzolanic behaviour material. The reactivity was studied by: thermogravimetry, X ray diffractometry, aqueous media electrical conductivity measurements, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, mechanical strength development evaluation and cementing effectiveness k-factor evaluation. The very high pozzolanic activity of the material has been demonstrated, besides that this reactivity has been superior to others similar products such as the metakaolin. The products formed in the hydration, pozzolanic and hydration catalysis of cement reactions have been studied, comparing the reactivity characteristics with others better known pozzolans. The nature of the reaction products between FCC and hydrated lime is similar to the ones formed by the metakaolin, being fundamentally calcium silicate hydrates and hydrated gehlenite, and their formation allow to obtain microstructures with higher mechanical strength. The possibility of preparation materials containing cement/FCC with improved mechanical strength and drying shrinkage has been demonstrated, compared to homologous materials without ground FCC. The optimal FCC dosage for the lime fixation maximization has been determined, showing a pozzolanic behaviour similar to metakaolin, nevertheless very superior to others studied pozzolans, behaviour that is improved with the aid of certain chemical activators, and with the increasing of the curing temperature. Measurements of electrical

  11. Study on Reaction Mechanism for Cracking FCC Gasoline on Acid Catalyst

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    Xu Youhao; Wang Xieqing

    2004-01-01

    This article is based on the experimental data on reaction of FCC naphtha in the presence of acid catalysts. The data published in the literature were reprocessed and compared with experimental data and the relationship of hydrogen and methane contained in the dry gas with the conversion rate was identified.The similarity between the route for cracking of olefin enriched FCC gasoline and the route for reaction of individual hydrocarbons was deduced, while the route for formation of ethylene in dry gas was also proposed to identify the relationship between the reaction path for formation of ethylene and the conversion rate.

  12. Determination of Sulfides in FCC Gasoline by Using the Potentiometric Titration of Lead Tetraacetate

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    罗立文; 夏道宏

    2004-01-01

    Compared with conventional method of violet spectrum, determination of the content of sulfides in fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) gasoline by using the potentiometric titration of lead tetraacetate has some advantages such as clear potentiometric abrupt change at the stoichiometric point, stable potentiometric value, exact and credible results, and simple operation. The content of sulfides in FCC gasoline of Shenghua refinery is 0.136% by this method. The standard deviation about this method is less than 0.01% and the relative standard deviation is less than 2.42%.

  13. Reaction of coadsorbed NO and CO on fcc ultra-thin Fe films grown on a Rh(100) surface

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    Egawa, C.; Katayama, S.; Oki, S.

    1997-11-01

    We have studied the reaction of coadsorbed NO and CO on ultra-thin Fe films (1-3 ML, ML = monolayer) grown on Rh(100) surface in order to examine the reactivity of Fe thin-films having fcc structure. TD spectra obtained from NO adsorbed Fe thin-films gave an evolution of N 2 below 300 K concomitant with a desorption of NO at 350 K and a recombinative desorption of atomic nitrogen above 800 K. The peak temperature of the recombinative desorption shifted from 800 K to 1000 K with increasing Fe coverage from 1 to 3 ML. Similarly, the desorption temperature of dissociatively adsorbed CO moved from 700 K to 900 K upon the increase in film thickness. These are correlated with a growth of the electronic density of states just below the Fermi level observed for these Fe thin-films. The coverage of dissociatively adsorbed CO is always less than 0.05 on 1 and 3 ML films, which is only one-fourth of that reported on bcc Fe(100) surface. It indicates that the dissociation of CO does not effectively proceed on fcc Fe thin-films. TPR spectra of NO and CO coadsorbed Fe thin-films show the dependence of position and shape of product peaks on the film thickness. In particular, TPR spectra from Fe thin-films with nearly equal amounts of coadsorbed NO and CO display a sharp desorption of CO and CO 2 above 500 K followed by a broad evolution of CO 2 and N 2. The increase of Fe coverage induced the higher temperature shift and intensity growth of this sharp desorption. XPS and UPS spectra show that this is derived from molecularly adsorbed CO coexisting with dissociated N and O atoms. These results strongly suggest an attractive interaction between a pair of CO molecule and N atom in a mixed phase through surface Fe layer or a formation of surface complex like NCO species.

  14. Increase of propylene production and recovery in a PETROBRAS FCC units; Aumento da producao e recuperacao de propeno em uma Unidade de FCC da PETROBRAS

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    Penna, Elisangela Melo; Pinho, Andrea de Rezende; Wolff, Marcelo Straubel [Petroleo Brasileiro S.A (PETROBRAS), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2012-07-01

    Propylene is one of the major petrochemical raw materials and its demand has been growing rapidly in recent years. Projections for future years indicate that the growth in propylene production via pyrolysis tends to be lower than the growth in the demand for ethylene, creating a supply deficit of this product. The FCC units are in a unique position to meet this increase in propylene demand due to its operational flexibility. Although their primary function in recent decades has been the gasoline production, FCC units are often operated for maximizing other products, such as LPG or distillates. At the FCC conversion section, the increase of propylene yield requires some increase in reaction severity, which can be obtained by increasing reactor riser temperature, and the use of catalyst additives based on ZSM-5. However, besides maximizing the propylene production in the reactor, a second objective should be pursued: the propylene recovery increase in the gas recovery section. In this section, the yield is affected by the gas compressor performance, the equipment design and process scheme. Eventually, new equipment may be installed, such as chillers, aimed at improving the absorption system. Predicting a real increase in propylene demand in the Brazilian market, this study aims to evaluate the adequacy of the gas recovery section of a PETROBRAS FCC unit, analyzing the impacts that a new products yields profile, which bend the propylene production compared to a conventional operation, would cause on this unit. In this paper, the main limitations and modifications that would be needed for an operation were identified, aiming at maximizing the propylene production, as well as proposed changes in the hardware of the unit. (author)

  15. Maximizing light olefins production in fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units; Maximizacao de olefinas leves em unidades de craqueamento catalitico fluido

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    Pimenta, Ricardo D.M.; Pinho, Andrea de Rezende [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    The Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) process is widely spread over the ten PETROBRAS refineries in its thirteen industrial units. The importance of the FCC process resides on its high gasoline output, being the main supplier of this important product to the system. Additionally, FCC process is the main source of light hydrocarbons in the LPG range, including light olefins. The increasing demand for ethylene, propylene and butylenes was encouraging to concentrate the research efforts on studies about alternatives for the traditional FCC process. In the present work, the proposals from main licensors (UOP, KBR, Stone and Webster) for a light-olefins-driven FCC process (Petrochemical FCC) will be compared. Furthermore, the catalytic route for light olefins production in FCC units is also described. An additive based on ZSM- 5 zeolite, which is produced following a PETROBRAS proprietary technology, is being largely applied into the catalyst inventories of all FCC units. An analysis of different scenarios was performed to estimate the maximum potential of light olefins production from the highest possible ZSM-5 additive usage. More specifically for the case of ethylene, which production is also boosted by the same type of additive, studies are being conducted with the objective of recovering it from a C2 stream using specific units to do the splitting (UPGR). The search for increasing light olefins production in the refining processes is in line with PETROBRAS strategic plan which targeted for the company a more intense activity in the Brazilian petrochemical market (author)

  16. A numerical study of short residence time FCC riser flows with a new flow/kinetics modeling technique.

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    Chang, S. L.

    1998-08-25

    Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) technology is the most important process used by the refinery industry to convert crude oil to valuable lighter products such as gasoline. New and modified processes are constantly developed by refinery companies to improve their global competitiveness and meet more stringent environmental regulations. Short residence time FCC riser reactor is one of the advanced processes that the refining industry is actively pursuing because it can improve the yield selectivity and efficiency of an FCC unit. However, as the residence time becomes shorter, the impact of the mixing between catalyst and feed oil at the feed injection region on the product yield becomes more significant. Currently, most FCC computer models used by the refineries perform sophisticated kinetic calculations on simplified flow field and can not be used to evaluate the impact of fluid mixing on the performance of an FCC unit. Argonne National Laboratory (AFL) is developing a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) code ICRKFLO for FCC riser flow modeling. The code, employing hybrid hydrodynamic-chemical kinetic coupling techniques, is used to investigate the effect of operating and design conditions on the product yields of FCC riser reactors. Numerical calculations were made using the code to examine the impacts of the operating and design conditions on the product yields. The controlling parameters under investigation include the residence time, reaction temperature, and catalyst/oil ratio. This paper describes the CFD code, presents computation results, and discusses the effects of operating conditions on the performance of short residence time FCC riser reactors.

  17. Coexistence of charge and ferromagnetic order in fcc Fe

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    Hsu, Pin-Jui; Kügel, Jens; Kemmer, Jeannette; Parisen Toldin, Francesco; Mauerer, Tobias; Vogt, Matthias; Assaad, Fakher; Bode, Matthias

    2016-01-01

    Phase coexistence phenomena have been intensively studied in strongly correlated materials where several ordered states simultaneously occur or compete. Material properties critically depend on external parameters and boundary conditions, where tiny changes result in qualitatively different ground states. However, up to date, phase coexistence phenomena have exclusively been reported for complex compounds composed of multiple elements. Here we show that charge- and magnetically ordered states...

  18. Fluid Catalytic Cracking Feed Hydrotreatment and its Impact on Distribution of Sulfur and Nitrogen Compounds in FCC Diesel

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    Bai Rui; Chai Yongming; Zhang Chengtao; Liu Chenguang

    2015-01-01

    The sulfides and nitrogen compounds in FCC diesel were analyzed by gas chromatography equipped with a pulsed lfame photometric detector (GC-PFPD) and gas chromatography coupled with nitrogen chemiluminescence detection (GC-NCD). And the variation of sulifdes and nitrogen compounds in FCC diesel produced from gas oil feed hydrotreated at different temperatures was investigated. The test results showed that two main types of sulfur compounds, i.e. benzothio-phenes (BTs) and dibenzothiophenes (DBTs) were found in diesel. Nitrogen compounds are mainly composed of non-basic nitrogen compounds, and indoles and carbazoles account for about 98% of the total nitrogen contents. The sulifdes in FCC diesel obtained from hydrotreated feed are mainly BTs with a small amount of 4-MDBT and 4,6-DMDBT. With the increase in FCC feed hydrotreating temperature, indoles content in FCC diesel increases, while carbazoles content decreases.

  19. Nitrogen Chemistry and Coke Transformation of FCC Coked Catalyst during the Regeneration Process

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    Shi, Junjun; Guan, Jianyu; Guo, Dawei; Zhang, Jiushun; France, Liam John; Wang, Lefu; Li, Xuehui

    2016-06-01

    Regeneration of the coked catalyst is an important process of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) in petroleum refining, however, this process will emit environmentally harmful gases such as nitrogen and carbon oxides. Transformation of N and C containing compounds in industrial FCC coke under thermal decomposition was investigated via TPD and TPO to examine the evolved gaseous species and TGA, NMR and XPS to analyse the residual coke fraction. Two distinct regions of gas evolution are observed during TPD for the first time, and they arise from decomposition of aliphatic carbons and aromatic carbons. Three types of N species, pyrrolic N, pyridinic N and quaternary N are identified in the FCC coke, the former one is unstable and tends to be decomposed into pyridinic and quaternary N. Mechanisms of NO, CO and CO2 evolution during TPD are proposed and lattice oxygen is suggested to be an important oxygen resource. Regeneration process indicates that coke-C tends to preferentially oxidise compared with coke-N. Hence, new technology for promoting nitrogen-containing compounds conversion will benefit the in-situ reduction of NO by CO during FCC regeneration.

  20. Towards an unbiased comparison of CC, BCC, and FCC lattices in terms of prealiasing

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    Vad, Viktor

    2014-06-01

    In the literature on optimal regular volume sampling, the Body-Centered Cubic (BCC) lattice has been proven to be optimal for sampling spherically band-limited signals above the Nyquist limit. On the other hand, if the sampling frequency is below the Nyquist limit, the Face-Centered Cubic (FCC) lattice was demonstrated to be optimal in reducing the prealiasing effect. In this paper, we confirm that the FCC lattice is indeed optimal in this sense in a certain interval of the sampling frequency. By theoretically estimating the prealiasing error in a realistic range of the sampling frequency, we show that in other frequency intervals, the BCC lattice and even the traditional Cartesian Cubic (CC) lattice are expected to minimize the prealiasing. The BCC lattice is superior over the FCC lattice if the sampling frequency is not significantly below the Nyquist limit. Interestingly, if the original signal is drastically undersampled, the CC lattice is expected to provide the lowest prealiasing error. Additionally, we give a comprehensible clarification that the sampling efficiency of the FCC lattice is lower than that of the BCC lattice. Although this is a well-known fact, the exact percentage has been erroneously reported in the literature. Furthermore, for the sake of an unbiased comparison, we propose to rotate the Marschner-Lobb test signal such that an undue advantage is not given to either lattice. © 2014 The Eurographics Association and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  1. Nitrogen Chemistry and Coke Transformation of FCC Coked Catalyst during the Regeneration Process

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    Shi, Junjun; Guan, Jianyu; Guo, Dawei; Zhang, Jiushun; France, Liam John; Wang, Lefu; Li, Xuehui

    2016-01-01

    Regeneration of the coked catalyst is an important process of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) in petroleum refining, however, this process will emit environmentally harmful gases such as nitrogen and carbon oxides. Transformation of N and C containing compounds in industrial FCC coke under thermal decomposition was investigated via TPD and TPO to examine the evolved gaseous species and TGA, NMR and XPS to analyse the residual coke fraction. Two distinct regions of gas evolution are observed during TPD for the first time, and they arise from decomposition of aliphatic carbons and aromatic carbons. Three types of N species, pyrrolic N, pyridinic N and quaternary N are identified in the FCC coke, the former one is unstable and tends to be decomposed into pyridinic and quaternary N. Mechanisms of NO, CO and CO2 evolution during TPD are proposed and lattice oxygen is suggested to be an important oxygen resource. Regeneration process indicates that coke-C tends to preferentially oxidise compared with coke-N. Hence, new technology for promoting nitrogen-containing compounds conversion will benefit the in-situ reduction of NO by CO during FCC regeneration. PMID:27270486

  2. Two-mode Ginzburg-Landau theory of crystalline anisotropy for fcc-liquid interfaces

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    Wu, Kuo-An; Lin, Shang-Chun; Karma, Alain

    2016-02-01

    We develop a Ginzburg-Landau (GL) theory for fcc crystal-melt systems at equilibrium by employing two sets of order parameters that correspond to amplitudes of density waves of principal reciprocal lattice vectors and amplitudes of density waves of a second set of reciprocal lattice vectors. The choice of the second set of reciprocal lattice vectors is constrained by the condition that this set must form closed triangles with the principal reciprocal lattice vectors in reciprocal space to make the fcc-liquid transition first order. The capillary anisotropy of fcc-liquid interfaces is investigated by GL theory with amplitudes of and density waves. Furthermore, we explore the dependence of the anisotropy of the excess free energy of the solid-liquid interface on density waves of higher-order reciprocal lattice vectors such as by extending the two-mode GL theory with an additional mode. The anisotropy calculated using GL theory with input parameters from molecular dynamics (MD) simulations for fcc Ni is compared to that measured in MD simulations.

  3. Nitrogen Chemistry and Coke Transformation of FCC Coked Catalyst during the Regeneration Process.

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    Shi, Junjun; Guan, Jianyu; Guo, Dawei; Zhang, Jiushun; France, Liam John; Wang, Lefu; Li, Xuehui

    2016-01-01

    Regeneration of the coked catalyst is an important process of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) in petroleum refining, however, this process will emit environmentally harmful gases such as nitrogen and carbon oxides. Transformation of N and C containing compounds in industrial FCC coke under thermal decomposition was investigated via TPD and TPO to examine the evolved gaseous species and TGA, NMR and XPS to analyse the residual coke fraction. Two distinct regions of gas evolution are observed during TPD for the first time, and they arise from decomposition of aliphatic carbons and aromatic carbons. Three types of N species, pyrrolic N, pyridinic N and quaternary N are identified in the FCC coke, the former one is unstable and tends to be decomposed into pyridinic and quaternary N. Mechanisms of NO, CO and CO2 evolution during TPD are proposed and lattice oxygen is suggested to be an important oxygen resource. Regeneration process indicates that coke-C tends to preferentially oxidise compared with coke-N. Hence, new technology for promoting nitrogen-containing compounds conversion will benefit the in-situ reduction of NO by CO during FCC regeneration. PMID:27270486

  4. Stress Induced Phase Transition of Iron-Rhodium Alloys

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    Takahashi, M; Oshima, R.

    1995-01-01

    Stress-induced phase transitions(B2-L10, B2-fcc) on an FeRh alloy were investigated with X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy(TEM). An Fe-50.5at%Rh alloy was rolled to 80µm thickness, and annealed at 1370K for 173ks. Annealed sample sheets were cold rolled at various rolling rates, and changes of the sample alloy on the phase state were investigated with XRD. The L10 phase appeared in the early stage of cold work. With heavy work appearance of the fcc phase and consequ...

  5. Diffusivities and atomic mobilities in disordered fcc and ordered L1{sub 2} Ni–Al–W alloys

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    Chen, Chong [State Key Lab of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083 (China); Zhang, Lijun, E-mail: xueyue168@gmail.com [State Key Lab of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083 (China); Xin, Jinghua; Wang, Yaru [State Key Lab of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083 (China); Du, Yong, E-mail: yong-du@csu.edu.cn [State Key Lab of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083 (China); Luo, Fenghua [State Key Lab of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083 (China); Zhang, Zhongjian; Xu, Tao; Long, Jianzhan [State Key Lab of Cemented Carbides, Zhuzhou, Hunan 412000 (China)

    2015-10-05

    Highlights: • The atomic mobilities for fcc Al–W, fcc Ni–W, fcc Ni–Al–W and L1{sub 2} Ni–Al–W alloys were critically assessed. • The impurity diffusivity of W in fcc-Al was obtained via first-principles calculations. • The calculated results agree well with the diffusivities available in the literature. • Two fcc/L1{sub 2}-type diffusion couples were prepared and the concentration-distance profiles were measured. • The model-predicted concentration profiles agree well with the experimental data in the literature and in the present work. - Abstract: Based on various experimentally measured diffusivities available in the literature together with the reported thermodynamic parameters, the atomic mobilities for disordered fcc and ordered L1{sub 2} Ni–Al–W alloys were assessed on the basis of a recently developed phenomenological model incorporated in the DICTRA software. In order to provide the missing impurity diffusion coefficients of W in fcc-Al, first-principles calculations were utilized in the present work. Comprehensive comparisons between the calculated and experimental diffusion coefficients show that all the experimental data can be well reproduced by the atomic mobilities obtained in the present work. In order to further verify the reliability of the presently obtained atomic mobilities, two fcc/L1{sub 2}-type diffusion couples (i.e., Ni–5 at.% Al–5 at.% W/Ni–20 at.% Al–4 at.% W and Ni/Ni–22 at.% Al–2 at.% W) were prepared and the concentration-distance profiles after annealing at 1323 K for 86.4 ks were measured. The excellent agreement between the model-predicted concentration-distance profiles and the experimental data indicates that the presently obtained atomic mobilities in fcc/L1{sub 2} Ni–Al–W alloys are reliable.

  6. On the use of distorted fcc structures for describing high-pressure phases

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    The paper describes distorted lattices that can be derived from the face-centred cubic Bravais lattice. Crystallographic principles are outlined and it is discussed how various lattices can be identified from the observed splitting of X-ray powder diffraction lines. Examples are taken from recent high-pressure studies of actinide rocksalt structure compounds and cerium metal. (orig.)

  7. Communication government agencies: the case of FCC/ Organismos de regulación y control de las comunicaciones: el caso de la FCC

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    Dra. Ana I. Segovia Alonso; asegovia@ccinf.ucm.es

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The Federal Communications Commission (FCC is one of the pioneering regulatory agencies in relation to the communication system within the capitalist model. From a general perspective, beginning with its constitution, plan of action, and regulatory decisions, we carry out a research of the historical, political and economic conditions under which this commission operates and was created. The main objective is to outline the reasons for the failures and mistakes of the FCC, that has been accused –since its origins- of acting in defence of the industry interests it seemingly regulates, and not in the public interest; and of being a creature of Congress, with no real independence from the politic, economic, and judiciary power. The final purpose of this essay is to suggest the necessary democratization of the communicative space, which needs an agency transformation that could change the current defence of the existing status quo. La Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones (FCC es uno de los organismos pioneros en el control y regulación del sistema comunicativo en el modelo capitalista. Desde una mirada general a partir de su composición, formas de actuación, y decisiones normativas, se realiza un estudio de los condicionamientos históricos, políticos y económicos bajo los cuales se crea y desarrolla su labor esta Comisión. El objetivo fundamental es delinear las razones de los errores y negligencias de la FCC, acusada desde sus inicios de actuar en defensa de los intereses de la industria a la que pretende regular, y no en interés del público; y de ser una criatura del Congreso sin independencia del poder político, ni económico, ni judicial. El propósito final del presente artículo es plantear la necesaria democratización del espacio comunicativo, que pasa por una transformación de estos organismos y su defensa del status quo existente.

  8. Extended Finnis-Sinclair potential for bcc and fcc metals and alloys

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    We propose an extended Finnis-Sinclair (FS) potential by extending the repulsive term into a sextic polynomial for enhancing the repulsive interaction and adding a quartic term to describe the electronic density function. It turns out that for bcc metals the proposed potential not only overcomes the 'soft' behaviour of the original FS potential, but also performs better than the modified FS one by Ackland et al, and that for fcc metals the proposed potential is able to reproduce the lattice constants, cohesive energies, elastic constant, vacancy formation energies, equations of state, pressure-volume relationships, melting points and melting heats. Moreover, for some fcc-bcc systems, e.g. the Ag-refractory metal systems, the lattice constants, cohesive energies and elastic constants of some alloys are reproduced by the proposed potential and are quite compatible with those directly determined by ab initio calculations

  9. A Novel FCC Catalyst Based on a Porous Composite Material Synthesized via an In Situ Technique

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    Shu-Qin Zheng

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available To overcome diffusion limitations and improve transport in microporous zeolite, the materials with a wide-pore structure have been developed. In this paper, composite microspheres with hierarchical porous structure were synthesized by an in situ technique using sepiolite, kaolin and pseudoboehmite as raw material. A novel fluid catalytic cracking (FCC catalyst for maximizing light oil yield was prepared based on the composite materials. The catalyst was characterized by XRD, FT-IR, SEM, nitrogen adsorption-desorption techniques and tested in a bench FCC unit. The results indicated that the catalyst had more meso- and macropores and more acid sites than the reference catalyst, and thus can increase light oil yield by 1.31 %, while exhibiting better gasoline and coke selectivity.

  10. Monte Carlo simulation of local correlation and cluster formation in model fcc binary alloys

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    Through the simulation with the Monte Carlo method is carried out the atomistic description of structure in a model fcc binary alloys A - B, which present at low-temperature trends to ordering. We use the ABV model of the alloy within the pair interaction approach with nearest neighbors and constant ordering energy. The dynamic was introduced through a vacancy which exchanges places with the atoms of nearest neighbors. The simulation was made on a fcc lattice with 256, 2048, 16,384 and 62,500 sites, using periodic boundary conditions to avoid edge effects. It was determined the probability of formation of different atomic clusters A13 - mBm (m = 0, 1, 2, ...13) consisting of 13 atoms as a function of the concentration and temperature, as well as the first short-range order parameters of Warren-Cowley. We found that in some regions of temperature and concentration is observed compositional and thermal polymorphism of clusters. (author)

  11. A MODIFIED FCC PROCESS FOR MAXIMIZING ISOPARAFFINS (MIP) IN CRACKED NAPHTHA

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    XUYou-hao; ZHANGJiu-shun; LONGJun; HEMing-yuan; XUhui

    2003-01-01

    A concept of two different reaction zones was proposed based on the FCC reaction mechanism.The concept was used to design a novel reactor with corresponding operation measures.Experiments were conducted on the newly designed pilot-plant riser reactor.In comparison with the conventional FCC at relatively equivalent conversion,the pilot-plant test results showed that the olefin content in the cracked naphtha dropped by 12.4% ,and both cintents of iso-paraffin and aromatic increased by 6%,and its MON increased by 1.3 units while maintaining the RON of the naphtha unchanged,and its sulfur content reduced by 15% with a significant extension of its induction period for Shengli VGO+VR.The run test results of commercial trial were conformable with the results of pilot -plant test.

  12. The electronic structure and bonding of hydrogen near a fcc Fe stacking fault

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    Moro, L.; Ferullo, R.; Brizuela, G.; Juan, A.

    2000-02-01

    The atom superposition and electron delocalization molecular orbital (ASED-MO) semiempirical method is used to analyse the atomic hydrogen-Fe interaction. The face centred cubic (fcc) Fe model contains a stacking fault and as a comparison the H-fcc Fe (normal) system is also studied. The solid is represented by a cluster of 180 metallic atoms distributed in five layers. The interstitial atoms localized in different geometric positions found an energetic minimum in a zone close to octahedral interstitial holes in the stacking fault. The electronic structure shows that the H-Fe bond involves mainly the Fe 4s and 4p orbitals and the 1s H orbital. The Fe-Fe bond near H is destabilized, to approximately 27% of its original value.

  13. A New FCC Process MIP for Production of Clean Gasoline Component

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    Xu Youhao; Zhang Jiushun; Long Jun; Wang Xieqing

    2001-01-01

    A concept of two different reaction zones was proposed based on the FCC reaction mechanism,and verified by the experimental results of a fixed fluidized bed reactor. The concept was used to design a novel reactor with corresponding operation measures. Further experiments were conducted on the newly designed pilot scale riser reactor. In comparison with the conventional FCC at relatively equivalent conversion,the pilot test results had shown that the olefin content in the cracked naphtha dropped by 12.4%, and both of iso-paraffin and aromatics increased by 6%, and its MON increased by 1.3 units while maintaining the RON of the naphtha unchanged, and its sulfur content was reduced by 15% with a significant extension of its induction period for Shengli VGO + VR.

  14. Study on Commercial Application of FP-DSN Sulfur Transfer Additive in FCC Unit

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    Gao Siming; Han Rongxian; Chen Desheng

    2009-01-01

    The FCC unit with addition of various inventories of the FP-DSN type sulfur transfer additive was tested in a commercial scale. The effect of the sulfur transfer additive was analyzed by investigating the indicators related with the regenerator flue gas composition, the dry gas composition before desulfurization, the LPG composition before desulfurization, the acid gas, and the yield of gasoline and diesel. The test results indicated that the sulfur was trans-ferred fi'om the feed stream into the dry gas, LPG and acid gas, and the sulfur transfer effect was obvious only when the inventory of sulfur transfer additive exceeded over 2.0% of total FCC catalyst inventory.

  15. Geometry and space-time extent of pion emission region at FCC energies

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    Okorokov, V A

    2016-01-01

    The energy dependence is investigated for a wide set of space-time characteristics derived from Bose - Einstein correlations of secondary pion pairs produced in proton-proton and nucleus-nucleus interactions. Analytic functions suggested for smooth approximations of energy dependence of emission region parameters demonstrate reasonable agreement with all available experimental results for proton-proton collisions while the approximations correspond to the most of experimental data for nucleus-nucleus collisions at energies above 5 GeV. Estimations for wide set of space-time quantities are obtained for energies of various mode for the Future Circular Collider (FCC) project based on the smooth approximations. The space particle densities at freeze-out are derived also from estimations for volume of emission region and for total multiplicity at FCC energies. Estimations for charged particle density and its critical value allow the possibility of lasing behavior for secondary pions in nucleus-nucleus collisions a...

  16. Structural Changes of α Phase in Furnace Cooled Eutectoid Zn-Al Based Alloy

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    Y.H. Zhu; K.C. Chan; G.K.H. Pang; T.M. Yue; W.B. Lee

    2007-01-01

    Furnace cooling is a slow cooling process. It is of importance to study structural evolution and its effects on the properties of alloys during the furnace cooling. Decomposition of aluminium rich α phase in a furnace cooled eutectoid Zn-Al based alloy was studied by transmission electron microscopy. Two kinds of precipitates in the α phase were detected in the FCZA22 alloy during ageing at 170℃. One was the hcp transitional α"m phase which appears as directional rods and the round precipitates. The other was the fcc α'm phase.It was found that the transitional phase α'm grew in three preferential directions of , and . The orientation relationship between the α phase and transitional phase α'm was determined as (02-2)α'm(fcc)//(02-2)α(fcc), [-111]α'm(fcc)//[-233]α(fcc). The non-equilibrium phase decomposition of the α phase is discussed in correlation with the equilibrium phase relationships.

  17. First Evaluation of Dynamic Aperture at Injection for FCC-hh

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    Dalena, Barbara; Chancé, Antoine; Holzer, Bernhard; Martin, Roman; Payet, Jacques; Schulte, Daniel

    2016-01-01

    In the hadron machine option, proposed in the context of the Future Circular Colliders (FCC) study, the dipole field quality is expected to play an important role, as in the LHC. A preliminary evaluation of the field quality of dipoles, based on the Nb3Sn technology, has been provided by the magnet group. The effect of these field imperfections on the dynamic aperture, using the present lattice design, is presented and first tolerances on the main multipole components are evaluated.

  18. Transport-related structure characteristics of FCC catalysts from sorption, porosimetric and PFG NMR measurements

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    Jirglová, Hana; Zikánová, Arlette; Kočiřík, Milan; Šolcová, Olga; Kortunov, P.; Vasenkov, S.; Kärger, J.; Krystl, V.; Bernauer, B.; Drescher, B.

    Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2005 - (Čejka, J.; Žilková, N.), s. 1043-1050 ISBN 0-444-52082-1. - (Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis. Vol. 158). [International Zeolite Symposium (3rd FEZA) /3./. Praha (CZ), 23.08.2005-26.08.2005] Grant ostatní: EU Community(XE) GRD-2000-30364 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : FCC catalysts * PFG NMR technique * SEM image Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  19. Application of Permanent Dry High Intensity Magnetic Separation for the Processing of Spent FCC Catalyst

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    Leaper, M. C.; Kingman, S. W.; Seville, J. P. K.

    2002-01-01

    This paper discusses the application of permanent dry high intensity magnetic separation to improve the efficiency of Fluidised Catalytic Cracking (FCC) systems used in oil refining, causing preferential removal of deactivated (spent) catalyst from the process. It was shown that this technique can provide efficient separation of spent catalyst from fresh, despite some loss of fine particles. The effects of particle segregation were also investigated, with both magnetic and nonmagnetic particl...

  20. Selective Hydrogen Transfer Reaction in FCC Process:Characterization and Application

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    Chen Beiyan; He Mingyuan; Da Zhijian

    2003-01-01

    The product distribution and gasoline quality of FCC process, especially the olefin content,heavily depends on the catalyst performance in terms of selective/non-selective hydrogen transfer reaction selectivity. A reliable experimental protocol has been established by using n-dodecane as a probe molecule to characterize the selective hydrogen transfer ability of catalytic materials. The results obtained have been correlated with the performance of the practical catalysts.

  1. Fractional Catalytic Pyrolysis Technology for the Production of Upgraded Bio-oil using FCC Catalyst

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    Mante, Nii Ofei Daku

    2011-01-01

    Catalytic pyrolysis technology is one of the thermochemical platforms used to produce high quality bio-oil and chemicals from biomass feedstocks. In the catalytic pyrolysis process, the biomass is rapidly heated under inert atmosphere in the presence of an acid catalyst or zeolite to promote deoxygenation and cracking of the primary vapors into hydrocarbons and small oxygenates. This dissertation examines the utilization of conventional fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst in the fractiona...

  2. Effect of uniaxial tensile stress on the isomer shift of 57Fe in fcc stainless steels

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    Ratner, E.; Ron, M.

    1982-05-01

    The electron wave-function response to uniaxial tensile stress in fcc steels (SS310 and SS316) was investigated through the isomer shift of the Mössbauer effect. Stresses up to 12 kbar (the ultimate tensile stress is approximately 14 kbar) were applied at room temperature. The isomer shift changes linearly in these circumstances. It is concluded that, as in the case of hydrostatic pressure, the paramount factor here is the volume strain of the wave functions of 4S electrons.

  3. Pricing Unbundled Network Elements and the FCC's TELRIC Rule: Economic and Modeling Issues

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    Tardiff Timothy J.

    2002-01-01

    This paper addresses the fundamental question of what costs and prices would look like under competitive conditions and how close the FCC's total element long-run incremental cost (TELRIC) pricing rules allow one to approximate such competitive outcomes. We consider: what types of firms would enter in competitive network industries, what effect would new entry have on the asset values and prices of incumbent firms, and what impact would competition have on (1) the types and vintages of capita...

  4. Conductance through atomic point contacts between fcc(100) electrodes of gold

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    Lopez-Acevedo, O.; Koudela, D.; Häkkinen, H.

    2008-01-01

    Electrical conductance through various nanocontacts between gold electrodes is studied by using the density functional theory, scalar-relativistic pseudopotentials, generalized gradient approximation for the exchange-correlation energy and the recursion-transfer-matrix method along with channel decomposition. The nanocontact is modeled with pyramidal fcc(100) tips and 1 to 5 gold atoms between the tips. Upon elongation of the contact by adding gold atoms between the tips, the conductance at F...

  5. Studies of charge neutral FCC Lattice Gas with Yukawa Interaction and Accelerated Cartesian Expansion method

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    Huang, He

    In this thesis, I present the results of studies of the structural properties and phase transition of a charge neutral FCC Lattice Gas with Yukawa Interaction and discuss a novel fast calculation algorithm---Accelerated Cartesian Expansion (ACE) method. In the first part of my thesis, I discuss the results of Monte Carlo simulations carried out to understand the finite temperature (phase transition) properties and the ground state structure of a Yukawa Lattice Gas (YLG) model. In this model the ions interact via the potential q iqjexp(-kappar> ij)/rij where qi,j are the charges of the ions located at the lattice sites i and j with position vectors R i and Rj; rij = Ri-Rj, kappa is a measure of the range of the interaction and is called the screening parameter. This model approximates an interesting quaternary system of great current thermoelectric interest called LAST-m, AgSbPbmTem+2. I have also developed rapid calculation methods for the potential energy calculation in a lattice gas system with periodic boundary condition bases on the Ewald summation method and coded the algorithm to compute the energies in MC simulation. Some of the interesting results of the MC simulations are: (i) how the nature and strength of the phase transition depend on the range of interaction (Yukawa screening parameter kappa) (ii) what is the degeneracy of the ground state for different values of the concentration of charges, and (iii) what is the nature of two-stage disordering transition seen for certain values of x. In addition, based on the analysis of the surface energy of different nano-clusters formed near the transition temperature, the solidification process and the rate of production of these nano-clusters have been studied. In the second part of my thesis, we have developed two methods for rapidly computing potentials of the form R-nu. Both these methods are founded on addition theorems based on Taylor expansions. Taylor's series has a couple of inherent advantages: (i) it

  6. Kaolin and commercial fcc catalysts in the cracking of loads of polypropylene under refinary conditions

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    A. M. Ribeiro

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The efficiency of Commercial FCC catalysts (low, medium and high activities was evaluated by the catalytic cracking process of combined feeds of polypropylene (PP and vaseline, using a microactivity test unit (M.A.T. for the production of fuel fractions (gasoline, diesel and residue. The PP/vaseline loads, at 2.0% and 4.0% wt, were processed under refinery conditions (load/catalyst ratio and temperature of process. For the PP/vaseline load (4.0% wt, the production of the gasoline fraction was favored by all catalysts, while the diesel fraction was favored by PP/vaseline load (2.0% wt, showing a preferential contact of the zeolite external surface with the end of the polymer chains for the occurrence of the catalytic cracking. All the loads produced a bigger quantity of the gaseous products in the presence of highly active commercial FCC catalyst. The improvement in the activity of the commercial FCC catalyst decreased the production of the liquid fractions and increased the quantity of the solid fractions, independent of the concentration of the loads. These results can be related to the difficulty of the polymer chains to access the catalyst acid sites, occurring preferentially end-chain scission at the external surface of the catalyst.

  7. Monitoring catalyst flow rate in a FCC cold pilot unity by gamma ray transmission measurements

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    A model for monitoring catalyst mass flow in riser of Fluid Catalytic Cracking - FCC, pilot unity as a function of air flow and solid injection is proposed. The fluidized FCC- catalyst bed system is investigated in an experimental setup the Cold Pilot Unity - CPU by means of gamma ray transmission measurements. Riser in CPU simulates the reactor in FCC process. By automation control air flow is instrumentally measured in riser and the solid injection is manually controlled by valve adjusting. Keeping a constant solid injection, catalyst level at the return column was measured by gamma transmission for several air flow values in riser. The operational condition reached a steady state regime before given to setup a new air flow value. A calibration of catalyst level as a function of air flow in riser is calculated, therefore, a model for solid feed rate is derived. Recent published work evaluates solid concentration in riser of the CPU by means of gamma ray transmission, and a correlation with air velocity is obtained. In this work, the model for solid feed rate was further investigated by carrying out experiments to measure catalyst concentration at the same air flow values. These experiments lead to a model for monitoring catalyst flow in riser as function of solid feed rate and air flow. Simulation with random numbers produced with Matlab software allows to define validation criteria for the model parameters. (author)

  8. Large spin fluctuations and moment-volume coupling in Fe in an fcc environment

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    Complete text of publication follows. Polarized paramagnetic neutron diffraction experiments show that the persisting ferromagnetic correlations above the Curie temperature and the associated magnetic moment of fcc Fe1-xNix alloys with x > 0.30 weaken with increasing temperature reflecting a temperature dependence of the band splitting. In alloys with x ≤ 0.30 the magnetic moment becomes more temperature insensitive and, as the pure Fe concentration is reached, it begins to increase with increasing temperature [1]. The observed property is attributed to a combination of effects arising from spin fluctuations pertinent to itinerant system and to moment-volume fluctuations arising from low-spin to high-spin transitions in systems incorporating a high concentration of fcc-Fe. The experiments are extended to broader fcc stability temperature ranges by using and Fe0.77Ni0.13Mn0.07C0.03 alloy and further and more clear evidence for the temperature driven low-spin to high-spin transitions is shown. (author) [1] M. Acet, E.F. Wassermann, K. Andersen, A. Murani and O. Schaerpf, Europhys. Lett., 40 (1997) 93

  9. Ternary diffusion in Cu-rich fcc Cu–Al–Si alloys at 1073 K

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    Highlights: •Interdiffusivities in Cu-rich fcc Cu–Al–Si alloys at 1073 K were determined. •The present results were compared with experimental data in boundary binary systems. •The present results were validated by thermodynamic constraints and Fick’s law. •The sign of ternary cross diffusivities was predicted in terms of thermodynamics. -- Abstract: Utilizing six groups of bulk diffusion couples and with electron probe microanalysis technique, the composition dependence of ternary interdiffusion coefficients in Cu-rich fcc Cu–Al–Si alloys at 1073 K were determined by the Matano-Kirkaldy method. Using a three-dimensional representation, the obtained main ternary diffusion coefficients were found to be consistent with the experimental data in boundary binaries available in the literature. The reliability of the obtained interdiffusivities was further validated by thermodynamic constraints as well as by Fick’s second law applied to numerical simulation. The sign of the ternary cross diffusivities in fcc Cu–Al–Si alloys, which shows a noticeable effect on microstructure, was also successfully predicted in terms of thermodynamics

  10. Effect of Olefins on Formation of Sulfur Compounds in FCC Gasoline

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    Tang Jinlian; Xu Youhao; Gong Jianhong; Wang Xieqing

    2008-01-01

    The effect of olefins on formation of sulfur compounds in FCC gasoline was studied in a small-scale fixed fluidized bed (FFB) unit at temperatures ranging from 400℃ to 500℃, a weight hourly space velocity (WHSV) of 10 h-1, and a catalyst/oil ratio of 6. The results showed that C4-C6 olefins contained in the FCC gasoline could react with H2S to form predominantly thiophenes, alkyl-thiophenes as well as a fractional amount of thiols, while large molecular olefins such as heptene could react with hydrogen sulfide to form benzothiophenes. The amount of sulfur compounds formed at different tem-peratures over different catalysts were in proportion to the mass fractions of olefins in the feedstock,with the amount of sulfur compounds formed over REUSY catalyst exceeding those formed over the shape selective zeolite catalyst owing to the effect of catalyst performance and the impact of catalyst on the degree of olefin conversion. The amount of sulfur compounds generated and their increase reached a maximum at 450℃ and a minimum at 400℃ because of the influence of temperature on the thermody-namic and kinetic constants for formation of sulfur compound as well as on the olefin conversion degree.Based on the above-mentioned study, a reaction network and a model for prediction of sulfur com-pounds generated upon reaction of olefins in FCC gasoline with H2S were established.

  11. Nature of nitrogen specie in coke and their role in NOx formation during FCC catalyst regeneration

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    NOx emission during the regeneration of coked fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts is an environmental problem. In order to follow the route to NOx formation and try to find ways to suppress it, a coked industrial FCC catalyst has been prepared using model N-containing compounds, e.g., pyridine, pyrrole, aniline and hexadecane-pyridine mixture. Nitrogen present in the FCC feed is incorporated as polyaromatic compounds in the coke deposited on the catalyst during cracking. Its functionality has been characterized using XPS. Nitrogen specie of different types, namely, pyridine, pyrrolic or quaternary-nitrogen (Q-N) have been discriminated. Decomposition of the coke during the catalyst regeneration (temperature programmed oxidation (TPO) and isothermal oxidation) has been monitored by GC and MS measurements of the gaseous products formed. The pyrrolic- and pyridinic-type N specie, present more in the outer coke layers, are oxidized under conditions when still large amount of C or CO is available from coke to reduced NOx formed to N2. ''Q-N'' type species are present in the inner layer, strongly adsorbed on the acid sites on the catalyst. They are combusted last during regeneration. As most of the coke is already combusted at this point, lack of reductants (C, CO, etc.) results in the presence of NOx in the tail gas

  12. Spent FCC catalyst for preparing alkali-activated binders: an opportunity for a high-degree valorization

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    Mitsuuchi Tashima, Mauro; Soriano Martinez, Lourdes; AKASAKI, JORGE LUIS; V.N.Castaldelli; Monzó Balbuena, José Mª; Paya Bernabeu, Jorge Juan; Borrachero Rosado, María Victoria

    2014-01-01

    Spent FCC catalyst is a waste from the petrochemical industry which has excellent pozzolanic properties, containing more than 90% silica and alumina. Its similarity to metakaolin creates interesting prospects for its use in the production of alkali-activated binders. In this study, the alkali activation of this residue, spent FCC catalyst, through mixtures with alkali hydroxide and silicate solutions (both sodium and potassium) has been carried out. The alkali cation had an important role in ...

  13. SERVICES OF FARMERSâ CALL CENTRE (FCC)-ANGRAU IN DISSEMINATION OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY IN ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA

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    Suresh, K; S. Hemalatha; M. Rajasri; K. Vijay Krishna Kumar; Y. Suneetha

    2013-01-01

    Agricultural information and technology has to reach yeoman community so as to contribute to country’s progress in agriculture. Search and evaluation of effective ways of technology dissemination by Agricultural Extension Specialists is always an uphill task. An innovation in this direction is the establishment of Farmers Call Centre (FCC) through integration of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and AT (Agricultural Technology). FCC in Andhra Pradesh, first of its kind was establ...

  14. A numerical investigation of the scale-up effects on flow, heat transfer, and kinetics processes of FCC units.

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    Chang, S. L.

    1998-08-25

    Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) technology is the most important process used by the refinery industry to convert crude oil to valuable lighter products such as gasoline. Process development is generally very time consuming especially when a small pilot unit is being scaled-up to a large commercial unit because of the lack of information to aide in the design of scaled-up units. Such information can now be obtained by analysis based on the pilot scale measurements and computer simulation that includes controlling physics of the FCC system. A Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) code, ICRKFLO, has been developed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and has been successfully applied to the simulation of catalytic petroleum cracking risers. It employs hybrid hydrodynamic-chemical kinetic coupling techniques, enabling the analysis of an FCC unit with complex chemical reaction sets containing tens or hundreds of subspecies. The code has been continuously validated based on pilot-scale experimental data. It is now being used to investigate the effects of scaled-up FCC units. Among FCC operating conditions, the feed injection conditions are found to have a strong impact on the product yields of scaled-up FCC units. The feed injection conditions appear to affect flow and heat transfer patterns and the interaction of hydrodynamics and cracking kinetics causes the product yields to change accordingly.

  15. Performance under sulfate attack of concrete additioned with fluid catalytic cracking catalyst residue (FCC and metakaolin (MK

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    Nancy Torres Castellanos

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In this work the evaluation of the performance of concrete added with Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst residue (FCC from a Colombian petroleum company, under sulfate attack, is presented. The results of this concrete are compared with the results of Metakaolin (MK added concrete. The analysis of the pozzolanic materials included the determination of the particle size, the pozzolanic activity and the chemical and mineralogical composition. Different percentages of FCC were used as Portland cement replacement in proportions of 0, 10, 20 and 30%; similarly concrete added with 20% of MK as replacement was elaborated. Compressive strength and performance under sulfate attack were evaluated. Results showed that concrete with FCC and MK as well as control concrete had similar behavior; however its expansion was higher. In addition, the performance of the two types of concrete (FCC y MK under sulfate attack was comparable; this could be due to fact that FCC and MK showed similarities regarding of their chemical and mineralogical composition. Importantly, after 360 days of exposure the specimens with MK and FCC showed no significant deterioration.

  16. Formation of Superlattices of Gold Nanoparticles Using Ostwald Ripening in Emulsions: Transition from fcc to bcc Structure.

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    Schmitt, Julien; Hajiw, Stéphanie; Lecchi, Amélie; Degrouard, Jéril; Salonen, Anniina; Impéror-Clerc, Marianne; Pansu, Brigitte

    2016-06-30

    An efficient method to form 3D superlattices of gold nanoparticles inside oil emulsion droplets is presented. We demonstrate that this method relies on Ostwald ripening, a well-known phenomenon occurring during the aging of emulsions. The key point is that the nanoparticle concentration inside the smaller droplets is increasing very slowly with time, thus inducing the crystallization of the nanoparticles into superlattices. Using oil-in-water emulsions doped with hydrophobic gold nanoparticles, we demonstrate that this method is efficient for different types of oils (toluene, cyclohexane, dodecane, and hexadecane). 3D superlattices of the nanoparticles are obtained, with dimensions reaching a hundred nanometers. The kinetics of the crystallization depends on the solubility of the oil in water but also on the initial concentration of the gold nanoparticles in oil. This method also provides an innovative way to obtain the complete phase diagram of nanoparticle suspensions with concentration. Indeed, during this slow crystallization process, a transition from a disordered suspension to a fcc structure is observed, followed by a transition toward a bcc structure. This evolution with time provides key results to understand the role played by the ligands located at the surface of the nanoparticles in order to control the type of superlattices which are formed. PMID:27267312

  17. Cellular Phone Towers, FCC registered communications towers. Points were generated from FCC data latlong. Originally created as a basis of comparison for Appraiser's cell tower points, bu comparison was inconclusive. Represented all registered FCC sites as of 6/26/2003. No, Published in 2003, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2003. It is described as 'FCC...

  18. Structural and magnetic phase formation in nanophase brass–iron electron compounds

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    A K Mishra; C Bansal

    2005-11-01

    Starting with Cu0.65Zn0.35 with an e/a ratio of 1.35 we studied the phase formation in nanophase (Cu0.65Zn0.35)1−Fe alloys in the concentration range 0.1 ≤ ≤ 0.7 to see the effect of altering the electron concentration. The evolution of bcc phase from the fcc phase as a function of Fe concentration was investigated by Mössbauer spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The grain size, lattice parameters, and average hyperfine magnetic field distributions were estimated for the nanophase alloys. The fcc phase was observed to persist up to 40 atomic per cent Fe substitutions, a mixed (fcc + bcc) phase region up to 70 atomic per cent Fe and bcc phase beyond 70 atomic per cent Fe. The magnetic state of the alloys changed from nonmagnetic for ≤ 0.3 to magnetically ordered state at room temperature for ≥ 0.33, which lies in the fcc phase region. The fcc phase alloys of Fe with non-magnetic metals have very low magnetic transition temperatures. However, in this system the room temperature state is unusually magnetic.

  19. Computer simulation of vacancy and interstitial clusters in bcc and fcc metals

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    Interstitial clusters in bcc-Fe and fcc-Cu and vacancy clusters in fcc-Cu have been studied by computer simulation using different types of interatomic potentials such as a short-ranged empirical pair potential of Johnson type, short-ranged many-body potentials of Finnis-Sinclair type and long-ranged pair potentials obtained within the generalized pseudopotential theory. The stability of a self interstitial in bcc-Fe was found to be dependent on the range of potential but not on the type. Thus, both short-ranged potentials simulated left angle 110 right angle dumb-bell as a stable configuration while in the case of the long-ranged potential the stable configuration is the left angle 111 right angle crowdion. Nevertheless the structure and properties of interstitial clusters were found to be qualitatively the same with all the potentials. Up to 50 interstitials, the most stable clusters were found as perfect dislocation loops with Burgers vector vectorb=1/2 left angle 111 right angle. The stability of interstitial clusters in Cu also does not depend on the potential and for the same sizes the most stable configurations are faulted Frank loops 1/3 left angle 111 right angle {111} and edge loops in the {110} plane. The structure and stability of vacancy clusters in fcc-Cu were found to be dependent mainly on both the range of potential and equilibrium conditions. Thus for long-ranged non-equilibrium pair potentials vacancy clusters in the {111} plane collapsed and formed vacancy loops or stacking fault tetrahedra depending on the shape of the initial vacancy platelet. For the short-ranged equilibrium many-body potential vacancy clusters do not collapse into loops or tetrahedra. The process of vacancy clustering in the cascade region has been studied by molecular dynamics. (orig.)

  20. Proceedings, High-Precision $\\alpha_s$ Measurements from LHC to FCC-ee

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    d' Enterria, David [CERN; Skands, Peter Z. [Monash U.

    2015-01-01

    This document provides a writeup of all contributions to the workshop on "High precision measurements of $\\alpha_s$: From LHC to FCC-ee" held at CERN, Oct. 12--13, 2015. The workshop explored in depth the latest developments on the determination of the QCD coupling $\\alpha_s$ from 15 methods where high precision measurements are (or will be) available. Those include low-energy observables: (i) lattice QCD, (ii) pion decay factor, (iii) quarkonia and (iv) $\\tau$ decays, (v) soft parton-to-hadron fragmentation functions, as well as high-energy observables: (vi) global fits of parton distribution functions, (vii) hard parton-to-hadron fragmentation functions, (viii) jets in $e^\\pm$p DIS and $\\gamma$-p photoproduction, (ix) photon structure function in $\\gamma$-$\\gamma$, (x) event shapes and (xi) jet cross sections in $e^+e^-$ collisions, (xii) W boson and (xiii) Z boson decays, and (xiv) jets and (xv) top-quark cross sections in proton-(anti)proton collisions. The current status of the theoretical and experimental uncertainties associated to each extraction method, the improvements expected from LHC data in the coming years, and future perspectives achievable in $e^+e^-$ collisions at the Future Circular Collider (FCC-ee) with $\\cal{O}$(1--100 ab$^{-1}$) integrated luminosities yielding 10$^{12}$ Z bosons and jets, and 10$^{8}$ W bosons and $\\tau$ leptons, are thoroughly reviewed. The current uncertainty of the (preliminary) 2015 strong coupling world-average value, $\\alpha_s(m_Z)$ = 0.1177 $\\pm$ 0.0013, is about 1\\%. Some participants believed this may be reduced by a factor of three in the near future by including novel high-precision observables, although this opinion was not universally shared. At the FCC-ee facility, a factor of ten reduction in the $\\alpha_s$ uncertainty should be possible, mostly thanks to the huge Z and W data samples available.

  1. Radiation Load Optimization in the Final Focus System of FCC-hh

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    Martin, Roman; Cerutti, Francesco; Tomás, Rogelio

    2016-01-01

    With a center-of-mass energy of up to 100 TeV, FCC-hh will produce highly energetic collision debris at the Interaction Point (IP). Protecting the final focus quadrupoles from this radiation is challenging, since the required amount of shielding placed inside the magnets will reduce the free aperture, thereby limiting the β^{*} reach and luminosity. Hence, radiation mitigation strategies that make best use of the available aperture are required. In this paper, we study the possibility to split the first quadrupole Q1 into two quadrupoles with individual apertures, in order to distribute the radiation load more evenly and reduce the peak dose.

  2. Theory of alkali-metal-induced reconstructions of fcc(100) surfaces

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    Christensen, Ole Bøssing; Jacobsen, Karsten Wedel

    1992-01-01

    Calculations of missing-row reconstruction energies of the fcc(100) surfaces of the metals Al, Ni, Pd, Pt, Cu, Ag, and Au have been performed with the effective-medium theory with and without the presence of a potassium overlayer. It is shown that the tendency to reconstruct in the presence of...... adsorbed K is largest for Ag. This is in accordance with recent experiments indicating a potassium-induced missing-row reconstruction for Ag, but not for other metals. The tendency is shown to be related to the relatively low bulk modulus of silver. Differences from the well-known alkali...

  3. Study of BCC and FCC crystal atomic structure under instant plastic deformation

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    Evolution of atomic structure of BCC and FCC crystals under conditions of pulsed external loads and great plastic deformations on the basis of computerized experiments is studied. Deformation of crystals was carried out stage-by-stage up to 32%. The results of computerized experiments showed that by instantaneous external loads plastic deformation, depending on its stage, may proceed either on the account of partial dislocations motion, or on account of twinning , or by means of atomic planes turn and shift. Regularities of the system potential energy turn angle of atomic planes change in dependence on the value of the crystal plastic deformation are determined

  4. Using spent fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst as pozzolanic addition — a review

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    Nancy Torres Castellanos; Janneth Torres Agredo

    2010-01-01

    El catalizador gastado de craqueo catalítico (FCC) es un residuo procedente de las unidades de ruptura catalítica en le- cho fluido de la industria del petróleo. Este residuo está con- formado principalmente por un componente activo (zeolita y - tipo faujasita) en una matriz de aluminosilicato amorfo. Su composición química es básicamente sílice y alúmina en porcentajes hasta de un 90%. En este artículo se presenta una amplia revisión de diferentes investigaciones realizadas sobre la caracter...

  5. FCC Rolling Textures Reviewed in the Light of Quantitative Comparisons between Simulated and Experimental Textures

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    Wierzbanowski, Krzysztof; Wroński, Marcin; Leffers, Torben

    2014-01-01

    The crystallographic texture of metallic materials has a very strong effect on the properties of the materials. In the present article, we look at the rolling textures of fcc metals and alloys, where the classical problem is the existence of two different types of texture, the "copper-type texture...... best simulated with {111} slip combined with PR/PSA lattice rotation and weak interaction between the grains. The possible volume effect of deformation twins on the formation of the brass-type texture is a controversial question which we discuss on the basis of our simulations as seen together with...

  6. Coupled Simulations of Texture Evolution during Deformation and Recrystallization of FCC and BCC Metals

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    Radhakrishnan, Balasubramaniam [ORNL; Gorti, Sarma B [ORNL

    2008-01-01

    Thermo-mechanical processing to produce optimum grain structure and texture is key to the successful utilization of commercial aluminum alloys and steels as sheet products. Several modeling techniques have been developed in the past with a reasonably good predictive capability for bulk deformation textures. However, prediction of texture evolution during recrystallization remains very challenging because of uncertainties involved in predicting the mechanisms that lead to nuclei formation and crystallographic orientations of the nuclei, and the uncertainties involved in predicting the grain boundary properties that determine the growth kinetics of the nuclei. We present some of our recent work in modeling the recrystallization textures following hot deformation in polycrystalline BCC and FCC metals.

  7. First Evaluation of Dynamic Aperture at Injection for FCC-hh

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    Dalena, B; Chancé, A; Holzer, B; Schulte, D

    2016-01-01

    In the Hadron machine option, proposed in the context of the Future Circular Colliders (FCC) study, the dipole field quality is expected to play an important role, as in the LHC. A preliminary evaluation of the field quality of dipoles, based on the Nb$_{3}$Sn technology, has been provided by the magnet group. The effect of these field imperfections on the dynamic aperture, using the present lattice design, is presented and first tolerances on the b$_3$ and b$_5$ multipole components are evaluated.

  8. Metastable orthorhombic phases at ambient pressure in mechanically milled pure Ti and Ti–Mg

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    Nanocrystalline Ti and Ti–20 at.% Mg produced by mechanical milling were characterized using nanobeam diffraction. Metastable ω (hexagonal) and γ (orthorhombic) phases were observed in the pure Ti, while γ, a new orthorhombic ε phase and a face-centred cubic (fcc) phase were identified in the Ti–Mg. γ, found so far only at high pressures, was produced by a combination of high impact pressure and shear stress during milling. The forced dissolution of Mg caused the formation of the ε and fcc phases

  9. Nitride phase equilibria in the Fe-Cr-Mn-N system at 1273 and 1073 K

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    Phase equilibria between the fcc matrix and the hcp nitride phase were installed by long-time heat treatment at 1273 and 1073 K, respectively, in different Fe-Cr-Mn-N alloys. The composition of the phases was determined applying wavelength-dispersive X-ray microanalysis. The results are compared with thermodynamic calculations using published data describing the fcc and the hcp phases in the system Fe-Cr-Mn-N. The agreement is satisfactory at medium concentrations at 1273 K but there are considerable differences at 1073 K. (orig.)

  10. Determination of phases in the system chromium-platinum (Cr-Pt) and thermodynamic calculations

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    The Cr-Pt system has been reassessed with the CALPHAD method based on experimental data and first-principles calculations. First-principles calculations have been performed on the ordered structures and special quasirandom structures have been used on the fcc disordered phase to compensate for scarce experimental data. A four sublattice model has been chosen to describe the ordering reactions between the high temperature fcc phase and the low temperature L12 and L10 phases. X-ray diffraction and calorimetric measurements have been performed to provide information about the transformation of phases.

  11. Analysis of Process Variables via CFD to Evaluate the Performance of a FCC Riser

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    H. C. Alvarez-Castro

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Feedstock conversion and yield products are studied through a 3D model simulating the main reactor of the fluid catalytic cracking (FCC process. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD is used with Eulerian-Eulerian approach to predict the fluid catalytic cracking behavior. The model considers 12 lumps with catalyst deactivation by coke and poisoning by alkaline nitrides and polycyclic aromatic adsorption to estimate the kinetic behavior which, starting from a given feedstock, produces several cracking products. Different feedstock compositions are considered. The model is compared with sampling data at industrial operation conditions. The simulation model is able to represent accurately the products behavior for the different operating conditions considered. All the conditions considered were solved using a solver ANSYS CFX 14.0. The different operation process variables and hydrodynamic effects of the industrial riser of a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC are evaluated. Predictions from the model are shown and comparison with experimental conversion and yields products are presented; recommendations are drawn to establish the conditions to obtain higher product yields in the industrial process.

  12. Determination of the catalyst circulation rate in a FCC cold flow pilot unit using nuclear techniques

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    Santos, Valdemir A. dos, E-mail: valdemir.alexandre@pq.cnpq.br [Universidade Catolica de Pernambuco (UNICAP), Recife, PE (Brazil). Centro de Ciencias e Tecnologia; Dantas, Carlos C.; Melo, Silvio B., E-mail: ccd@ufpe.br, E-mail: sbm@cin.ufpe.br [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil); Lima, Emerson A.O., E-mail: eal@poli.br [Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Escola Politecnica

    2013-07-01

    Nuclear techniques of gamma transmission and radioactive tracer were used to estimate the catalyst circulation rate in a cold flow pilot plant unit of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC). Catalyst circulation rate in a FCC unit, allow to determine operating conditions of the exchange catalyst and inlet data for fluid dynamic simulation computational program. The pilot unit was fabricated obeying geometrical parameters provided by the Petrobras Research Center (CENPES), based on hot pilot units to existing in that center. The cold flow pilot unit has a transfer line, two separation vessels flash type, a return column, a riser and a regenerator. The vertical sections as riser, return column, regenerator column and transfer line are made of transparent material (glass). The two separation vessels have bases with tapered cylindrical shapes and are made of steel plates. The riser is divided into four sections of different diameters (0.005 m, 0.010 m, 0.018 m and 0.025 m) and rising upwards, to simulate the increasing flow rate caused by the increase of volume with the increase of the number of moles due to molecules breakage. The radioactive tracer used was the catalyst itself (intrinsic tracer) irradiated by neutron activation, yielding the radioisotope {sup 59}Fe. The velocity measurements were also obtained with aid of an electronic clock triggered by certain radiation levels across the two detectors. Besides estimates for the catalyst circulation rate was possible to identify the type of flow relative to the catalyst in return column. (author)

  13. Strength and strain rate sensitivity for hcp and fcc nanopolycrystal metals

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    P Rodriguez; R W Armstrong

    2006-12-01

    While there is overwhelming evidence that strengthening from grain size refinement persists into the nanocrystalline grain size regime consistent with extrapolation of classical Hall–Petch (H–P) behaviour, there are indications of a transition to an inverse H–P dependence, i.e. grain boundary weakening behaviour, occurring below a grain size of ∼ 10–20 nm. When Hall–Petch strengthening predominates, and the stress intensity, i.e. H–P slope value, , is thermally-activated (as is the case for pure fcc and the easy basal slip hcp metals), the strain rate sensitivity, defined as [/ ln(d/d], also is predicted to follow an H–P type dependence, thus, increasing with decrease in grain size. As a consequence, the activation volume that is inversely proportional to the strain rate sensitivity, is found to decrease by an order of magnitude, from around 1000 b3 in conventional grain size fcc Cu and Ni materials to 10–100 b3, for nanomaterials. At the smallest grain sizes, the transition to an inverse H–P dependence has been proposed to occur because of onset of effective high temperature grain boundary weakening behaviour that is well known in limiting creep property descriptions. If the inverse H–P effect (grain boundary weakening) is genuine, we predict that the strain rate sensitivity and corresponding inverse activation volume dependence on grain size should also have to show a reversal.

  14. Determination of the catalyst circulation rate in a FCC cold flow pilot unit using nuclear techniques

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    Nuclear techniques of gamma transmission and radioactive tracer were used to estimate the catalyst circulation rate in a cold flow pilot plant unit of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC). Catalyst circulation rate in a FCC unit, allow to determine operating conditions of the exchange catalyst and inlet data for fluid dynamic simulation computational program. The pilot unit was fabricated obeying geometrical parameters provided by the Petrobras Research Center (CENPES), based on hot pilot units to existing in that center. The cold flow pilot unit has a transfer line, two separation vessels flash type, a return column, a riser and a regenerator. The vertical sections as riser, return column, regenerator column and transfer line are made of transparent material (glass). The two separation vessels have bases with tapered cylindrical shapes and are made of steel plates. The riser is divided into four sections of different diameters (0.005 m, 0.010 m, 0.018 m and 0.025 m) and rising upwards, to simulate the increasing flow rate caused by the increase of volume with the increase of the number of moles due to molecules breakage. The radioactive tracer used was the catalyst itself (intrinsic tracer) irradiated by neutron activation, yielding the radioisotope 59Fe. The velocity measurements were also obtained with aid of an electronic clock triggered by certain radiation levels across the two detectors. Besides estimates for the catalyst circulation rate was possible to identify the type of flow relative to the catalyst in return column. (author)

  15. NiFe epitaxial films with hcp and fcc structures prepared on bcc-Cr underlayers

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    Higuchi, Jumpei, E-mail: higuchi@futamoto.elect.chuo-u.ac.jp [Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551 (Japan); Ohtake, Mitsuru; Sato, Yoichi [Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551 (Japan); Kirino, Fumiyoshi [Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, 12-8 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714 (Japan); Futamoto, Masaaki [Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551 (Japan)

    2011-09-30

    NiFe epitaxial films are prepared on Cr(211){sub bcc} and Cr(100){sub bcc} underlayers grown hetero-epitaxially on MgO single-crystal substrates by ultra-high vacuum rf magnetron sputtering. The film growth behavior and the crystallographic properties are studied by reflection high energy electron diffraction and pole figure X-ray diffraction. Metastable hcp-NiFe(11-bar 00) and hcp-NiFe(112-bar 0) crystals respectively nucleate on Cr(211){sub bcc} and Cr(100){sub bcc} underlayers, where the hcp-NiFe crystals are stabilized through hetero-epitaxial growth. The hcp-NiFe(11-bar 00) crystal is a single-crystal with the c-axis parallel to the substrate surface, whereas the hcp-NiFe(112-bar 0) crystal is a bi-crystal with the respective c-axes lying in plane and perpendicular each other. With increasing the film thickness, the hcp structure in the NiFe films starts to transform into more stable fcc structure by atomic displacement parallel to the hcp(0001) close packed plane. The resulting films consist of hcp and fcc crystals.

  16. NiFe epitaxial films with hcp and fcc structures prepared on bcc-Cr underlayers

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    NiFe epitaxial films are prepared on Cr(211)bcc and Cr(100)bcc underlayers grown hetero-epitaxially on MgO single-crystal substrates by ultra-high vacuum rf magnetron sputtering. The film growth behavior and the crystallographic properties are studied by reflection high energy electron diffraction and pole figure X-ray diffraction. Metastable hcp-NiFe(11-bar 00) and hcp-NiFe(112-bar 0) crystals respectively nucleate on Cr(211)bcc and Cr(100)bcc underlayers, where the hcp-NiFe crystals are stabilized through hetero-epitaxial growth. The hcp-NiFe(11-bar 00) crystal is a single-crystal with the c-axis parallel to the substrate surface, whereas the hcp-NiFe(112-bar 0) crystal is a bi-crystal with the respective c-axes lying in plane and perpendicular each other. With increasing the film thickness, the hcp structure in the NiFe films starts to transform into more stable fcc structure by atomic displacement parallel to the hcp(0001) close packed plane. The resulting films consist of hcp and fcc crystals.

  17. Flow-induced alignment of (100) fcc thin film colloidal crystals.

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    Joy, Midhun; Muangnapoh, Tanyakorn; Snyder, Mark A; Gilchrist, James F

    2015-09-28

    The realization of structural diversity in colloidal crystals obtained by self-assembly techniques remains constrained by thermodynamic considerations and current limits on our ability to alter structure over large scales using imposed fields and confinement. In this work, a convective-based procedure to fabricate multi-layer colloidal crystal films with extensive square-like symmetry is enabled by periodic substrate motion imposed during the continuous assembly. The formation of film-spanning domains of (100) fcc symmetry as a result of added vibration is robust across a range of micron-scale monosized spherical colloidal suspensions (e.g., polystyrene, silica) as well as substrate surface chemistries (e.g., hydrophobic, hydrophilic). The generation of extensive single crystalline (100) fcc domains as large as 15 mm(2) and covering nearly 40% of the colloidal crystalline film is possible by simply tuning coating conditions and multi-layer film thickness. Preferential orientation of the square-packed domains with respect to the direction of deposition is attributed to domain generation based upon a shear-related mechanism. Visualization during assembly gives clues toward the mechanism of this flow-driven self-assembly method. PMID:26238223

  18. Future Circular Collider Study (FCC) kick-off meeting | 12-15 February

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    The kick-off meeting of the international "Future Circular Collider Study" (FCC) will take place in Geneva from 12 to 15 February 2014 at the University of Geneva, Unimail site. The programme and registration details can be found on the meeting's website. This meeting is the starting point of the five-year international "Future Circular Collider Study" (FCC). The main emphasis of the conceptual design study will be on a hadron collider with a centre-of-mass energy of the order of 100 TeV in a new tunnel with a 80-100 km circumference for the purposes of studying physics at the highest energies. The study will also include a lepton collider, as a potential intermediate step towards realisation of the hadron facility. Options for e-p scenarios will also be considered. The main purpose of this meeting is to discuss the study topics and to prepare international collaborations. The meeting is a public meeting with a registration deadline closing on Friday 31 Janua...

  19. Interaction Energy Calculations of Edge Dislocation with Point Defects in FCC Cu

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    Swelling has always been a limitation for long term operating reactors. The simple Bias model has done a good job in describing swelling in electron irradiation. In order to apply it to neutron irradiation, there's the key parameter named Bias Factor (Bd), which plays an important role in the model, has to be figured out. However, the Bds fitted from experiments are not consistent with those derived from elasticity theory. The major problem lies on the fact that analytical interactions based on elasticity theory are not valid around the dislocation core region. Hence a careful work about the interaction energy map is required in order to have numerical solution of Bd. In the present work, we apply large scale of atomistic calculations with EAM potential to get the interaction energy map between Point Defects (Vacancy and dumbbell SIAs along <100> directions) and dislocation in FCC Cu, as a demonstration of general FCC based material. General properties are checked in atomistic calculation results; Comparison has been made between the elasticity results and the atomistic results. The atomistic calculation of interaction maps show reasonable profiles. And they give better description around the dislocation core region. (author)

  20. Adsorbate modification of the structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of ferromagnetic fcc {110} surfaces

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    Gunn, D. S. D.; Jenkins, Stephen J.

    2011-03-01

    We identify trends in structural, electronic, and magnetic modifications that occur on ferromagnetic {110} surfaces upon varying either the substrate material or the adsorbate species. First, we have modeled the adsorption of several first-row p-block elements on the surface of fcc Co{110} at two coverages [0.5 and 1.0 monolayer (ML)]. All adsorbates were found to expand the distance between the first and second substrate layers and to contract the distance between the second and third layers. The energetic location of a characteristic trough in the density-of-d-states difference plot correlates with the direction of the adsorbate magnetic coupling to the surface, and a trend of antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic coupling to the surface was observed across the elements from boron to fluorine. A high fluorine adatom coverage (1.0 ML) was found to enhance the surface spin magnetic moment by 11%. Second, we also calculate and contrast adsorption of 0.5 and 1.0 ML of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen adatoms on fcc iron, cobalt, and nickel {110} surfaces and compare the structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of these systems. Carbon and nitrogen are found to couple antiferromagnetically, and oxygen ferromagnetically, to all surfaces. It was found that antiferromagnetically coupled adsorbates retained their largest spin moment values on iron, whereas ferromagnetically coupled adsorbates possessed their lowest moments on this surface. The strongly localized influence of these adsorbates is clearly illustrated in partial density-of-states plots for the surface atoms.

  1. Recycling polystyrene into fuels by means of FCC. Performance of various acidic catalysts

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    De la Puente, Gabriela; Sedran, Ulises [Instituto de Investigaciones en Catalisis y Petroquimica, INCAPE, Santiago del Estero 2654, 3000 Santa Fe (Argentina)

    1998-12-07

    In accordance with the option of recycling plastics into fuels by dissolving them in standard feedstocks for the process of catalytic cracking of hydrocarbons, FCC, various acidic catalysts (zeolites ZSM-5, mordenite, Y, and a sulfur-promoted zirconia) were tested in the conversion of polystyrene dissolved into inert benzene at 550C in a fluidized-bed batch reactor. Experiments were performed with very short contact times of up to 12s. Main products were in the gasoline range, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, styrene, and minor amounts of C{sub 9-12} aromatics and light C{sub 5-} compounds. Coke was always produced in very significant amounts. All the products can be justified with basis on the properties of each catalyst and the various possible catalytic reaction pathways: cracking after protolytic attack on the polymer fragments, styrene oligomerization and subsequent cracking, or hydrogen transfer to styrene. Styrene would be mainly produced in this system from thermal cracking of the polymer as the initial step. If present, shape selectivity effects due to catalyst structure can influence significantly the prevalence of the various reactions, because they would interfere with those undergoing bulky transition states, like styrene oligomerization or hydrogen transfer. Even though sulfur-promoted zirconia is highly acidic, the low proportion of Broensted-type acid sites does not allow the occurrence of secondary styrene reactions. It was shown that most favorable product distributions (higher yields of desirable products) are obtained on equilibrium commercial FCC catalysts

  2. Effect of ZSM-5 on the production of reformulated gasoline. Comparison between FCC pilot plant and commercial results

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    One of the more interesting ways for production of light olefins and for minimization of Gasoline olefins is the use of catalytic additives in the FCC (fluid catalytic cracking) inventory. The most widely used additive for the FCC process is the ZSM-5 which is a shape selective zeolite. When this additive is added to FCC units, it boosts the yields of LPG's olefins at the expense of gasoline, while increasing gasoline RON. The addition of ZSM-5 offers a great flexibility to a refinery since, in a relatively simple and cheap way, it can increase the RON and produces higher yields of light olefins. For all the above reasons the last years more studies are carried out in order to investigate the effect of this additive. In study presented in this paper, main emphasis was given, for the investigation of the effect of ZSM- 5 addition on FCC product distribution and especially on gasoline olefins. Moreover, in the previous literature works the ZSM-5 influences were examined using mainly fixed bed reactors. In the present study the investigation was carried out in a FCC pilot plant. The additive was also added in a commercial FCC unit of a Greek refinery (Hellenic Aspropyrgos Refinery - HAR) and thus comparison results of commercial and pilot plant test are also presented. The above study is part of a research collaboration which exists the last 10 years between the laboratory of Environmental Fuels and hydrocarbons of Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute (LEFH/CPERI) and the main Greek refineries (HEL.PETROLEUM, Motor Oil Hellas Refinery). The target of this research collaboration is i) the development of technology for the production of reformulated fuels and hydrocarbons and ii) to assist the Greek refineries to face the new regulations for environmental friendly fuels

  3. Microstructures and mechanical properties of compositionally complex Co-free FeNiMnCr18 FCC solid solution alloy

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    Recently, a structurally-simple but compositionally-complex FeNiCoMnCr high entropy alloy was found to have excellent mechanical properties (e.g., high strength and ductility). To understand the potential of using high entropy alloys as structural materials for advanced nuclear reactor and power plants, it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of their structural stability and mechanical properties degradation under neutron irradiation. This requires us to develop a similar model alloy without Co because material with Co will make post-neutron-irradiation testing difficult due to the production of the 60Co radioisotope. To achieve this goal, a FCC-structured single-phase alloy with a composition of FeNiMnCr18 was successfully developed. This near-equiatomic FeNiMnCr18 alloy has good malleability and its microstructure can be controlled by thermomechanical processing. By rolling and annealing, the as-cast elongated-grained-microstructure is replaced by homogeneous equiaxed grains. The mechanical properties (e.g., strength and ductility) of the FeNiMnCr18 alloy are comparable to those of the equiatomic FeNiCoMnCr high entropy alloy. Both strength and ductility increase with decreasing deformation temperature, with the largest difference occurring between 293 and 77 K. Extensive twin-bands which are bundles of numerous individual twins are observed when it is tensile-fractured at 77 K. No twin bands are detected by EBSD for materials deformed at 293 K and higher. The unusual temperature-dependencies of UTS and uniform elongation could be caused by the development of the dense twin substructure, twin-dislocation interactions and the interactions between primary and secondary twinning systems which result in a microstructure refinement and hence cause enhanced strain hardening and postponed necking

  4. 47 CFR 3.53 - FCC notification of refusal to provide telecommunications service to U.S. registered vessel(s).

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false FCC notification of refusal to provide telecommunications service to U.S. registered vessel(s). 3.53 Section 3.53 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS... telecommunications service to U.S. registered vessel(s). An accounting authority must inform the FCC...

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

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

  6. Amorphous to fcc-polycrystal transition in Ge2Sb2Te5 thin films studied by electrical measurements: Data analysis and comparison with direct microscopy observations

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    We experimentally investigate the isothermal amorphous-to-fcc polycrystalline phase transition process in amorphous Ge2Sb2Te5 thin films prepared by sputtering. The amorphous layers were either as deposited or formed by Ar+ ion implantation after crystallization at 300 deg. C. The kinetics of the amorphous-to-polycrystal transition are analyzed through electrical measurements, in which the Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov theory is employed. The procedure to extract the kinetics of the phase transition from conductivity versus time data is carefully discussed and compared to data of cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy images versus anneal time. By following this proposed procedure, the nucleation and growth parameters, and the activation energies have been determined. Results indicate that the process of isothermal crystallization in Ge2Sb2Te5 takes place in two stages, in which the Avrami exponent changes in the range from 3 to 1. These results are understood in terms of modifications in the kinetics of the phase transition.

  7. Conceptual Design Considerations for the 50 TeV FCC Beam Dump Insertion

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    Burkart, Florian; Barna, Daniel; Bartmann, Wolfgang; Goddard, Brennan; Kramer, Thomas; Lechner, Anton; Sanz Ull, Alejandro; Schulte, Daniel; Stoel, Linda

    2016-01-01

    Safely extracting and absorbing the 50 TeV proton beams of the FCC-hh collider will be a major challenge. Two extended straight sections (ESS) are dedicated to beam dumping system and collimation. The beam dumping system will fast-extract the beam and transport it to an external absorber, while the collimation system will protect the superconducting accelerator components installed further downstream. The high stored beam energy of about 8.5 GJ per beam means that machine protection considerations will severely constrain the functional design of the ESS and the beam dump line geometry, in addition to dominating the performance specifications of the main sub-systems like kickers and absorber blocks. The general features, including concept choice, optics in the ESS and beam dump line, passive protection devices, layout and integration are described and discussed.

  8. Probing Charged Higgs Boson Couplings at the FCC-hh Collider

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    Cakir, I T; Saygin, H; Senol, A; Cakir, O

    2015-01-01

    Many of the new physics models predicts a light Higgs boson similar to the Higgs boson of the Standard Model (SM) and also extra scalar bosons. Beyond the search channels for a SM Higgs boson, the future collider experiments will explore additional channels that are specific to extended Higgs sectors. We study the charged Higgs boson production within the framework of two Higgs doublet models (THDM) in the proton-proton collisions at the FCC-hh collider. With an integrated luminosity of 500 fb$^{-1}$ at very high energy frontier, we obtain a significant coverage of the parameter space and distinguish the charged Higgs-top-bottom interaction within the THDM or other new physics models with charged Higgs boson mass up to 1 TeV.

  9. Ethylene hydrogenation on fcc Fe thin films grown on the Rh(100) surface

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    Egawa, C.; Katayama, S.; Oki, S.

    1997-10-01

    Ethylene hydrogenation on fcc Fe thin films grown on the Rh(100) surface has been studied as a function of film thickness by UPS and TPRS. With the increase of Fe coverage from 1 to 3 ML, the H 2 desorption temperature shifted from 210 to 270 K, in accordance with the growth of the electronic density of states just below the Fermi level. In TPR spectra from ethylene adsorbed at 80 K on the clean Fe thin films, ethylene desorbed at 230 K, although two desorption states were observed at 110 and 210 K for the adsorption of ethylene on H-precovered Fe thin films. Ethane formation is observed from weakly adsorbed ethylene with the destabilized H atoms characteristic of the Fe thin film of 1 ML. This clearly shows that the bonding of FeH as well as the state of adsorbed ethylene plays an important role in ethylene hydrogenation.

  10. Study on the Modification of FCC Diesel Quality by Non—Hydrofining Method

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    XiaoGuang; WangZheng; ZhangYing; XunLili

    2002-01-01

    In this article,the FCC diesel fuel is chemically treated with GZ reagent.The existent gum,insolubles after oxidation,and iodine munber are greatly reduced after chermical treatment.This method has a good effect and is simple.This method is characterized by high recovery rate of fuel(>99.7?and low cost.The property of the mixture of chemically treated diesel fuel with straight-run diesel fuel can meet the requirements of national standard GB252-2000.The color and oxidation stability of the mixed fuel after having been stored for three months were still lower than the values specified in the national standard.

  11. Defect production and recovery in fcc metals irradiated at 4.2 K

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    Four fcc metals, Al, Cu, Ni, and Pt, have been irradiated at 4.2 K at the Livermore Rotating Target Neutron Source (RTNS-II) to fluences of 1 to 2 x 1021 n/m2. The sample resistivities were monitored during the irradiation. Following irradiation, the sample resistivities were monitored after isochronal anneals to 320 K. The initial resistivity damage rates for all four metals could be predicted to within +-10% from the results of irradiations in a pure fission spectrum by damage energy scaling. The results of isochronal annealing studies in Al and Cu were nearly identical to recovery curves obtained after fission spectra irradiations to comparable damage levels. On the other hand, both Ni and Pt exhibited less recovery than that observed after fission spectra irradiations, due primarily to less recovery in Stage 1

  12. Electronic Structure of the fcc Transition Metals Ir, Rh, Pt, and Pd

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    Andersen, O. Krogh

    1970-01-01

    We give a complete description of a relativistic augmented-plane-wave calculation of the band structures of the paramagnetic fcc transition metals Ir, Rh, Pt, and Pd. The width and position of the d band decrease in the sequence Ir, Pt, Rh, Pd; and N(EF)=13.8,23.2,18.7, and 32.7 (states......-heat coefficients γ and cyclotron masses indicate that the average mass enhancements are 1.37, 1.44, 1.63, and 1.66 for Ir, Rh, Pt, and Pd, respectively; and that for both Pt and Pd the partial enhancements on the closed electron surface and on the open hole surface are 1.51 and 1.68, respectively. Saddle points in...

  13. Preparation and characterization of magnesium aluminate spinel for FCC SOx abatement

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    Bhattacharyya, A.A.; Woltermann, G.M.; Cormier, W.E. (Katalistiks International, Inc., Baltimore, MD (USA))

    1988-09-01

    Recent studies have demonstrated that cerium containing magnesium aluminate spinels such as MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} and Mg{sub 2}Al{sub 2}O{sub 5} are very effective SO{sub x} reduction catalysts for FCC units. These magnesium aluminate spinels can be prepared by three different techniques: (1) thermal co-condensation, (2) co-precipitation, and (3) Co-gel formation. Some of the important physical and chemical properties of a spinel depends on the preparative route used. This paper will discuss the preparation methods and characterization techniques utilized for these spinels and how the SO{sub x} abatement activity of these spinels are related to the preparative route used.

  14. Assessment and Mitigation of the Proton-Proton Collision Debris Impact on the FCC Triplet

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    Besana, Maria Ilaria; Fartoukh, Stephane; Martin, Roman; Tomás, Rogelio

    2016-01-01

    The Future Circular hadron Collider (FCC-hh), which is designed to operate at a centre-of-mass energy of 100 TeV and to deliver ambitious targets in terms of both instantaneous and integrated luminosity, poses extreme challenges in terms of machine protection during operation and with respect to long-term damages. Energy deposition studies are a crucial ingredient for its design. One of the relevant radiation sources are collision debris particles, which de- posit their energy in the interaction region elements and in particular in the superconducting magnet coils of the final focus triplet quadrupoles, to be protected from the risk of quenching and deterioration. In this contribution, the collision debris will be characterised and expectations obtained with FLUKA will be presented, including magnet lifetime considerations. New techniques including crossing angle gymnastics for peak dose deposition mitigation (as recently introduced in the framework of the LHC operation), will be discussed.

  15. Conversion of pine sawdust bio-oil (raw and thermally processed) over equilibrium FCC catalysts.

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    Bertero, Melisa; Sedran, Ulises

    2013-05-01

    A raw bio-oil from pine sawdust, the liquid product from its thermal conditioning and a synthetic bio-oil composed by eight model compounds representing the main chemical groups in bio-oils, were converted thermally and over a commercial equilibrium FCC catalyst. The experiments were performed in a fixed bed reactor at 500 °C. The highest hydrocarbon yield (53.5 wt.%) was obtained with the conditioned liquid. The coke yields were significant in all the cases, from 9 to 14 wt.%. The synthetic bio-oil produced lesser hydrocarbons and more oxygenated compounds and coke than the authentic feedstocks from biomass. The previous thermal treatment of the raw bio-oil had the positive effects of increasing 25% the yield of hydrocarbons, decreasing 55% the yield of oxygenated compounds and decreasing 20% the yield of coke, particularly the more condensed coke. PMID:23375765

  16. Surface segregation of the metal impurity to the (100) surface of fcc metals

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    Jian-Min Zhang; Bo Wang; Ke-Wei Xu

    2007-10-01

    The surface segregation energies for a single metal impurity to the (100) surface of nine fcc metals (Cu, Ag, Au, Ni, Pd, Pt, Rh, Al and Ir) have been calculated using the MAEAM and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. The results show that the effect of the surface is down to the fourth-layer and an oscillatory or monotonic damping (|1| > |2| > |3| > |4|) phenomenon in segregation energy has been obtained. The absolute value of the segregation energy 1 for a single impurity in the first atomic layer is much higher than that in the nether layers. Thus, whether the surface segregation will work or not is mainly determined by 1 which is in good relation to the differences in surface energy between the impurity and host crystals = imp - hos. So we conclude that an impurity with lower surface energy will segregate to the surface of the host with higher surface energy.

  17. Effect of CO Combustion Promoters on Combustion Air Partition in FCC under Nearly Complete Combustion

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    王锐; 罗雄麟; 许锋

    2014-01-01

    With CO combustion promoters, the role of combustion air flow rate for concerns of economics and control is important. The combustion air is conceptually divided to three parts:the air consumed by coke burning, the air consumed by CO combustion and the air unreacted. A mathematical model of a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit, which includes a quantitative correlation of CO heterogeneous combustion and the amount of CO combustion promoters, is introduced to investigate the effects of promoters on the three parts of combustion air. The results show that the air consumed by coke burning is almost linear to combustion air flow rate, while the air consumed by CO combustion promoters tends to saturate as combustion air flow rate increases, indicating that higher air flow rate can only be used as a manipulated variable to control the oxygen content for an economic concern.

  18. A Selective Octane-Enhancing FCC Catalyst Using ZRP Zeolite as an Active Component

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    Huang Dayang; Shu Xingtian; He Mingyuan; Yang Xiaoming; Wang Dianzhong; Zong Baoning

    2001-01-01

    A hetero-crystalline seeding method to prepare a unique MFI type zeolite with mesopores of ca. 4 nm diameter designated as the ZRP zeolite, which possesses high stability and selectivity and is used as component of FCC catalysts to produce high-octane gasoline and light olefins, was developed. With the DOCR and DOCP catalysts containing the ZRP zeolite modified by phosphorus-incorporation as the octaneenhancing catalysts, the commercial trial was carried out in a 0.8Mt/a RFCC unit with a feedstock composed of Daqing atmospheric residue. As compared to the base catalyst, the LPG+gasoline+LCO product yield obtained from this catalyst was increased by 0.53m%. Meanwhile, the RON and MON of gasoline was increased by 1.4 and 2.4 units, respectively. The higher increment of MON is attributable to the higher isoparaffines content in gasoline. This result indicates that the ZRP zeolite possesses higher isomerization selectivity.

  19. Application of Olefin-Reducing Catalyst in FCC Unit at Daqing Petrochemical Company

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    Liu Xinfeng; Yang Daoxue; Zhang Guojing; Yao Hua

    2003-01-01

    This article refers to the application of DOCO olefin-reducing catalyst developed by RIPP and manufactured by the Catalyst Factory of Changling Refining and Chemical Company in the 1.4 Mt/a RFCCU at Daqing Petrochemical Company. Results of operation over two months had revealed that this catalyst had good olefin-reducing ability and heavy oil converting ability adapted to paraffinic feedstock. The gasoline olefin yield had been reduced to 36.1 v% from 54.2 v% with gasoline RON rating decreased by 1.4 units. The induction period of gasoline had significantly increased to 952 mm, while the coke yield was increased by 0.05 percentage point with light oil yield dropping by only 0.02 percentage point. The FCC product distribution is favorable.

  20. De Haas - van Alphen effect in f.c.c. ytterbium under high pressure

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    The first measurements concerning the de Haas-van Alphen effect in f.c.c. ytterbium under high pressure are presented. In a direction near to the (110) axis, the oscillation frequency was found to vary linearly as a function of the pressure: from 5.7 MG at 4 kbar to 2.3 MG at 8.6 kbar. The corresponding cyclotron effective mass increases slightly from (0.97+-0.03)m0 at 4 kbar to (1.11+-0.05)m0 at 7.4 kbar. The Dingle temperature was estimated to be (3+-0.8) K. A similarity was established between ytterbium and alkaline earth properties. The results were interpreted in the framework of Altmann, Harford and Blake band-calculations. A good agreement was observed between this interpretation and electron specific heat and magnetic susceptibility measurements. The desagreement observed for transport properties is explained in a simple way

  1. Superferromagnetism in mechanically alloyed fcc Fe23Cu77 with bimodal cluster size distribution

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    Magnetic measurements, x-ray diffraction and Moessbauer spectroscopy were used to characterize a nanostructured fcc Fe23Cu77 at.% alloy prepared by high-energy ball-milling, addressing in particular the effect of clustering on the nature of the interacting magnetic entities. The interpretation of magnetization measurements leads to the conclusion that grains, whose mean size is ∼16 nm, contain two populations of magnetic Fe-rich nanoclusters with a bimodal size distribution. These two sets of clusters contain about 14 and 400 Fe atoms and have magnetic moments of 30 μB and 860 μB, respectively. The inter-cluster ferromagnetic interactions that lead to superferromagnetism with a Curie temperature TC∼220 K can be described by a mean field determined by the smaller clusters only, which account for 90% of the magnetization.

  2. Transition saddle points and associated defects for a triaxially stretched FCC crystal

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    Delph, T. J.; Zimmerman, J. A.

    2016-05-01

    We demonstrate the use of a single-ended method for locating saddle points on the potential energy surface for a triaxially stretched FCC crystal governed by a Lennard-Jones potential. Single-ended methods require no prior knowledge of the defected state and are shown to have powerful advantages in this application, principally because the nature of the associated defects can be quite complicated and hence extremely difficult to predict ab initio. We find that while classical spherical cavitation occurs for high stretch values, for lower values the defect mode transitions to a non-spherical pattern without any apparent symmetries. This non-spherical mode plays the primary role in harmonic transition state theory predictions that are used to examine how instabilities vary with applied loading rate. Such a defect mode would be difficult to determine using double-ended methods for finding saddle points.

  3. A dislocation dynamics model of the plastic flow of fcc polycrystals

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    Hunter, Abigail

    2015-06-01

    Describing material strength at very high strain rates is a key component for investigating and predicting material deformation and failure under shock loading. However, accurately describing deformation physics in this strain rate regime remains a challenge due to the break down of fundamental assumptions that apply to material strength at low strain rates. We present a dislocation dynamics model of the plastic flow of fcc polycrystals from quasi-static to very high strain rates (106 s-1 and above), pressures from ambient to 1000 GPa, and temperatures from zero to melt. The model is comprised of three coupled ordinary differential equations: a kinetic equation, which relates the strain rate to the stress, mobile and immobile dislocation densities, mass density, and temperature using a mean first passage time (MFPT) framework, and two equations describing the evolution of the mobile and immobile (network, forest) dislocation densities.

  4. Laboratory evaluation of FCC commercial catalysts. Analysis of products of industrial importance

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    Passamonti, Francisco J.; De la Puente, Gabriela; Sedran, Ulises [Instituto de Investigaciones en Catalisis y Petroquimica (INCAPE, FIQ, UNL-CONICET), Santiago del Estero 2654, 3000 Santa Fe (Argentina)

    2008-04-15

    The results of the conversion of a VGO over six equilibrium commercial FCC catalysts with different formulations in a batch CREC Riser Simulator laboratory reactor at 500 and 550 C, catalyst to oil ratio 6.1 and reaction times from 3 to 30 s, were analyzed. It was possible to define the main catalyst characteristics in terms of various evaluation items, such as activity, gasoline yield and quality, LPG yield and coke yield, or the yields of particular compounds like, e.g., isobutane. Important differences in activity between catalysts were not observed, but catalyst properties reflected clearly as significant differences in gasoline, LPG or coke selectivities. Particularly, catalyst's hydrogen transfer properties impacted on gasoline composition and isobutane yield. The results showed that the CREC Riser Simulator reactor is an important tool for the evaluation of both commercial catalysts and feedstocks and process conditions. (author)

  5. Simulation for F.C.C. deformation texture by modified pencil glide theory[Face Centered Cubic

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    Masui, H.

    1999-11-26

    Inspired by the pencil glide theory for b.c.c. metal, modified pencil glide theory for f.c.c. metal was proposed, dividing the 12 glide systems of f.c.c. metal into three groups individually composed of eight {l{underscore}brace}111{r{underscore}brace}{l{underscore}angle}110{r{underscore}angle} glide systems around the principal axes X[100], Y[010] and Z[001]. These assumptions yielded two mathematical solutions {Omega}(3) and {Omega}(1). In {Omega}(3), from the three groups with four complete conjugated glide systems composed of, respectively, two glide systems of common {l{underscore}angle}110{r{underscore}angle} direction, only one group with the maximum plastic work may operate if the requirements are satisfied, otherwise glide systems in {Omega}(1) where one of the four conjugated glide systems is zero are activated. The model considering the 12 glide systems of f.c.c. as a whole explained many experimentally stable orientations in axisymmetric and rolling deformation. The differences between the two pencil glide theories for b.c.c. and f.c.c. are also discussed with data.

  6. Magnetic phase diagrams from non-collinear canonical band theory

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    Shallcross, Sam; Nordstrom, L.; Sharma, S.

    2007-01-01

    A canonical band theory of non-collinear magnetism is developed and applied to the close packed fcc and bcc crystal structures. This is a parameter-free theory where the crystal and magnetic symmetry and exchange splitting uniquely determine the electronic bands. In this way, we are able to...... construct phase diagrams of magnetic order for the fcc and bcc lattices. Several examples of non-collinear magnetism are seen to be canonical in origin, in particular, that of gamma-Fe. In this approach, the determination of magnetic stability results solely from changes in kinetic energy due to spin...

  7. Surface modification-induced phase transformation of hexagonal close-packed gold square sheets

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    Fan, Zhanxi

    2015-03-13

    Conventionally, the phase transformation of inorganic nanocrystals is realized under extreme conditions (for example, high temperature or high pressure). Here we report the complete phase transformation of Au square sheets (AuSSs) from hexagonal close-packed (hcp) to face-centered cubic (fcc) structures at ambient conditions via surface ligand exchange, resulting in the formation of (100)f-oriented fcc AuSSs. Importantly, the phase transformation can also be realized through the coating of a thin metal film (for example, Ag) on hcp AuSSs. Depending on the surfactants used during the metal coating process, two transformation pathways are observed, leading to the formation of (100)f-oriented fcc Au@Ag core-shell square sheets and (110)h/(101)f-oriented hcp/fcc mixed Au@Ag nanosheets. Furthermore, monochromated electron energy loss spectroscopy reveals the strong surface plasmon resonance absorption of fcc AuSS and Au@Ag square sheet in the infrared region. Our findings may offer a new route for the crystal-phase and shape-controlled synthesis of inorganic nanocrystals. © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

  8. Phase transformations in the Cu.6 Pd.4 alloy

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    Order-disorder and structural transformations in the Cu-Pd 60-40% (Cu.6 Pd.4) alloy by means of a temperature and time dependent treatment are studied. The structural transformations by x-rays diffraction are also studied, where the bcc, fcc and tetragonal phases were observed. A qualitative analyze of the resistivity kinetics are made

  9. Ion-beam-induced magnetic and structural phase transformation of Ni-stabilized face-centered-cubic Fe films on Cu(100)

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    Gloss, Jonas [Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, 1040 Vienna (Austria); Institute of Physical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2, 616 69 Brno (Czech Republic); Shah Zaman, Sameena [Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, 1040 Vienna (Austria); Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Park Road, 44000 Islamabad (Pakistan); Jonner, Jakub; Novotny, Zbynek; Schmid, Michael [Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, 1040 Vienna (Austria); Varga, Peter [Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, 1040 Vienna (Austria); CEITEC BUT, Brno University of Technology, Technická 10, 616 00 Brno (Czech Republic); Urbánek, Michal [Institute of Physical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2, 616 69 Brno (Czech Republic); CEITEC BUT, Brno University of Technology, Technická 10, 616 00 Brno (Czech Republic)

    2013-12-23

    Metastable face-centered cubic (fcc) Fe/Cu(100) thin films are good candidates for ion-beam magnetic patterning due to their magnetic transformation upon ion-beam irradiation. However, pure fcc Fe films undergo spontaneous transformation when their thickness exceeds 10 ML. This limit can be extended to approximately 22 ML by deposition of Fe at increased CO background pressures. We show that much thicker films can be grown by alloying with Ni for stabilizing the fcc γ phase. The amount of Ni necessary to stabilize nonmagnetic, transformable fcc Fe films in dependence on the residual background pressure during the deposition is determined and a phase diagram revealing the transformable region is presented.

  10. Ion-beam-induced magnetic and structural phase transformation of Ni-stabilized face-centered-cubic Fe films on Cu(100)

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    Metastable face-centered cubic (fcc) Fe/Cu(100) thin films are good candidates for ion-beam magnetic patterning due to their magnetic transformation upon ion-beam irradiation. However, pure fcc Fe films undergo spontaneous transformation when their thickness exceeds 10 ML. This limit can be extended to approximately 22 ML by deposition of Fe at increased CO background pressures. We show that much thicker films can be grown by alloying with Ni for stabilizing the fcc γ phase. The amount of Ni necessary to stabilize nonmagnetic, transformable fcc Fe films in dependence on the residual background pressure during the deposition is determined and a phase diagram revealing the transformable region is presented

  11. Pharmacological evaluation of the histamine H1 and 5-HT blocking properties of 2-N-(carboxamidinonormianserin) (FCC5): in-vitro studies.

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    Leitch, I M; Boura, A L; King, R G

    1992-04-01

    Some in-vitro pharmacological effects of a novel analogue of mianserin, 2-carboxamidino-1,2,3,4,10,14b-hexahydrodibenzo (c,f) pyrazino (1,2-alpha) azepine hydrochloride (FCC5) have been studied. FCC5 was a non-competitive antagonist of both histamine-induced contractions of the guinea-pig ileum and 5-HT-induced contractions of rat fundal strips with pD'2 values of 6.13 and 5.57, respectively. The insurmountable antihistaminic effect of FCC5, 100 nM, in the guinea-pig isolated ileum was not removed by washing. FCC5, 10-100 nM, had no effect on responses to acetylcholine or barium chloride of the guinea-pig isolated ileum. In guinea-pig isolated right atria, FCC5, 1-30 microM, had no effect on H2-receptor-mediated chronotropic responses to histamine. FCC5, 10-1000 nM, had no alpha 2-adrenoceptor antagonist activity, as assessed by lack of effect on the inhibitory responses to B-HT 920 in the electrically stimulated rat isolated vas deferens. FCC5 resembles mianserin by being a potent, non-competitive antagonist at histamine H1 and 5-HT receptors, but differs from mianserin in a number of respects including having much less effect at alpha 2-adrenoceptors. PMID:1355543

  12. Phase-dependent corrosion of titanium-to-stainless steel joints brazed by Ag–Cu eutectic alloy filler and Ag interlayer

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    The electrochemical corrosion properties of Ti–STS dissimilar joints brazed by a 72Ag–28Cu alloy filler and an Ag interlayer were studied in a 3.5% NaCl solution using potentiodynamic polarization and ac impedance spectroscopy. For a joint with a layered structure of Ti(base)/TiAg/Ag solid solution/Ag–Cu eutectic/STS(base), galvanic corrosion mostly occurred in the TiAg phase with a severe material loss, indicating that the TiAg layer acted as an anode in the galvanic couple in the layered joint. The Ag-rich solid solution layer was also corroded to a certain extent, but the corrosion in this layer was dominated by the selective pitting corrosion of the eutectic Cu-rich phase. With an increase in the brazing temperature, the Cu-rich phases disappeared owing to the enhanced isothermal solidification effect, leading to an improvement of the corrosion resistance

  13. Phase-dependent corrosion of titanium-to-stainless steel joints brazed by Ag–Cu eutectic alloy filler and Ag interlayer

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    Lee, M.K.; Park, J.J.; Lee, J.G., E-mail: jglee88@kaeri.re.kr; Rhee, C.K.

    2013-08-15

    The electrochemical corrosion properties of Ti–STS dissimilar joints brazed by a 72Ag–28Cu alloy filler and an Ag interlayer were studied in a 3.5% NaCl solution using potentiodynamic polarization and ac impedance spectroscopy. For a joint with a layered structure of Ti(base)/TiAg/Ag solid solution/Ag–Cu eutectic/STS(base), galvanic corrosion mostly occurred in the TiAg phase with a severe material loss, indicating that the TiAg layer acted as an anode in the galvanic couple in the layered joint. The Ag-rich solid solution layer was also corroded to a certain extent, but the corrosion in this layer was dominated by the selective pitting corrosion of the eutectic Cu-rich phase. With an increase in the brazing temperature, the Cu-rich phases disappeared owing to the enhanced isothermal solidification effect, leading to an improvement of the corrosion resistance.

  14. Study of the physics potential of the FCC-hh machine to measure the coupling of the Higgs boson to b quarks

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    Rodríguez, Arturo

    2016-01-01

    The FCC project as well as the Pythia + Delphes analysis within the FCC software are introduced. The ROOT analysis carried out to reconstruct main observables, such the invariant mass of the bb system, transverse mass and momentum of the W boson together with the lepton pT and distribution is explained. The resulting reconstructed invariant mass of the bb system showed a peak near the 125 GeV in correspondence with the Higgs boson. Future steps towards estimating the physics potential of the FCC-hh machine in this channel are discussed.

  15. A REVIEW OF SOME EXISTING DRAG MODELS DESCRIBING THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE SOLIDGASEOUS PHASES IN A CFB

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    Paladi Lela Naga Ramesh,

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the suitability of various drag models for predicting the hydrodynamics of the turbulent fluidization of FCC particles on the Fluent V6.2 platform. The drag models reviewed are Syamlal–O’Brien, Gidaspow, Arastoopour and Syamlal–O’Brien, . Comparison between experimental data and simulated results showed that the Syamlal–O’Brien, Arastoopour and Gidaspow models highly overestimated gas–solid momentum exchange and could not predict the formation of dense phase in the fluidized bed. The standard Syamlal–O’Brien drag model was then modified based on the minimum luidization condition. This has proved applicable for FCC particles in turbulent fluidization for the high dense phase, density solid-up phase and low density phases under fast fluidization conditions. This was finally proposed to calculate the gas–solid exchange coefficient in the turbulent fluidization of FCC particles and was validated by satisfactory agreement between prediction and experiment.

  16. Alkali activated materials based on fluid catalytic cracking catalyst residue (FCC): Influence ofSiO2/Na2O and H2O/FCC ratio on mechanical strength and microstructure

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    Mitsuuchi Tashima, Mauro; AKASAKI, JORGE LUIS; Melges, J.L.P.; Soriano Martinez, Lourdes; Monzó Balbuena, José Mª; Paya Bernabeu, Jorge Juan; Borrachero Rosado, María Victoria

    2013-01-01

    Reuse of industrial and agricultural wastes as supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in concrete and mortar productions contribute to sustainable development. In this context, fluid catalytic cracking catalyst residue (spent FCC), a byproduct from the petroleum industry and petrol refineries, have been studied as SCM in blended Portland cement in the last years. Nevertheless, another environmental friendly alternative has been conducted in order to produce alternative binders with low C...

  17. High-pressure phase transitions in rare earth metal thulium to 195 GPa

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    We have performed image plate x-ray diffraction studies on a heavy rare earth metal, thulium (Tm), in a diamond anvil cell to a pressure of 195 GPa and volume compression V/Vo = 0.38 at room temperature. The rare earth crystal structure sequence, hcp → Sm-type → dhcp → fcc → distorted fcc, is observed in Tm below 70 GPa with the exception of a pure fcc phase. The focus of our study is on the ultrahigh-pressure phase transition and Rietveld refinement of crystal structures in the pressure range between 70 and 195 GPa. The hexagonal hR- 24 phase is seen to describe the distorted fcc phase between 70 and 124 GPa. Above 124 ± 4 GPa, a structural transformation from hR 24 phase to a monoclinic C 2/m phase is observed with a volume change of - 1.5%. The equation of state data shows rapid stiffening above the phase transition at 124 GPa and is indicative of participation of f-electrons in bonding. We compare the behavior of Tm to other heavy rare-earths and heavy actinide metals under extreme conditions of pressure.

  18. Kinetic Monte Carlo study of self-organization of low-dimensional nanostructures on fcc (110) surfaces

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    Negulyaev, Nikolay N. [Fachbereich Physik, Martin-Luther-Universitaet, Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Germany); Stepanyuk, Oleg V.; Saletsky, Alexander M. [Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University (Russian Federation); Niebergall, Larissa [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Mikrostrukturphysik, Halle (Germany)

    2010-05-15

    Performing large-scale atomic simulations by means of kinetic Monte Carlo method we study room temperature self-organization of 3d magnetic atoms (Fe, Co) on fcc (110) surfaces (Pd(110), Cu(110)) in the sub-monolayer regime. The energetics of various diffusion processes relevant for these systems is investigated based on first principles calculations. We reveal that surface-confined atomic intermixing plays a significant role in the formation of nanostructures. Our results lead to the conclusion that the deposited species (Fe, Co) are captured into the topmost surface layer, while the ad-layer structure consists mainly of the expelled substrate atoms (Pd, Cu). Our studies shed a light on recent experimental investigations on the metal-on-metal growth on fcc (110) surfaces. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  19. Correlation effects in fcc-FexNi1-x alloys investigated by means of the KKR-CPA

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    Minár, J.; Mankovsky, S.; Šipr, O.; Benea, D.; Ebert, H.

    2014-07-01

    The electronic structure and magnetic properties of the disordered alloy system fcc-FexNi1-x (fcc: face centered cubic) have been investigated by means of the KKR-CPA (Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker coherent potential approximation) band structure method. To investigate the impact of correlation effects, the calculations have been performed on the basis of the LSDA (local spin density approximation), the LSDA + U as well as the LSDA + DMFT (dynamical mean field theory). It turned out that the inclusion of correlation effects hardly changed the spin magnetic moments and the related hyperfine fields. The spin-orbit induced orbital magnetic moments and hyperfine fields, on the other hand, show a pronounced and element-specific enhancement. These findings are in full accordance with the results of a recent experimental study. This work is dedicated to the memory of Balazs Gyorffy.

  20. A comparative study of Burakovsky's and Jacobs's volume dependence Grüneisen parameter for fcc aluminum

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    Nie, Chuanhui; Zong, Baochun; Wang, Junping

    2015-07-01

    We compare two expressions for the volume dependence of the Grüneisen parameter γ for fcc Al presented by Burakovsky and Preston (2004) [3] and Jacobs and Schmid-Fetzer (2010) [4], respectively. It's found that both calculated results of the melting temperature Tm are in good agreement with experimental data. But the higher order Grüneisen parameters are different. We obtain the values of the third order Grüneisen parameter λ∞ and the pressure derivative of bulk modulus K‧∞ at extreme pressure, and the parameter f in the generalized free volume formula for the two models. The results show that the Jacobs's expression of Grüneisen parameter is more suitable for fcc Al.

  1. NCTA v. FCC - Do Commercial Free Speech Justifications Trump Consumers' Personal Data Protection Rights? Answer To Shape Mobile Advertising Industry

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    Cleff, Evelyne Beatrix; King, Nancy J.

    2010-01-01

    Recently a U.S. federal appeals court upheld imposition of an opt-in consumer privacy rule protecting telecommunication subscribers despite the limiting effect this rule may have on the targeted marketing industry. This court's decision empowers the federal government to constitutionally regulate...... requiring carriers to obtain customers' advance approval before releasing their telephone record information for marketing purposes. NCTA claimed the FCC's new opt-in rule violates companies' First Amendment right to engage in commercial speech. At stake in this appeal was the constitutionally required...... telecommunication carriers' personal data sharing practices in order to protect their customers' data privacy when the regulation restricts use of the data for marketing purposes. In this case National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) challenged a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule...

  2. Simulating Proton Synchrotron Radiation in the Arcs of the LHC, HL-LHC, and FCC-hh

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    Canton, Gerardo Guillermo; Zimmermann, Frank

    2016-01-01

    At high proton-beam energies, beam-induced synchrotron radiation is an important source of heating, of beam-related vacuum pressure increase, and of primary photoelectrons, which can give rise to an electron cloud. We use the Synrad3D code developed at Cornell to simulate the photon distributions in the arcs of the LHC, HL-LHC, and FCC-hh. Specifically, for the LHC we study the effect of the “sawtooth” chamber, for the HL-LHC the consequences of the ATS optics with large beta beating in the arcs, and for the FCC-hh the effect of a novel beam-screen design, with a long slit surrounded by a “folded” antechamber.

  3. Single beam collective effects in FCC-ee due to beam coupling impedance

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    Belli, Eleonora; Persichelli, Serena; Zobov, Mikhail

    2016-01-01

    The Future Circular Collider study, hosted by CERN to design post-LHC particle accelerator options in a worldwide context, is focused on proton-proton high-energy and electron-positron high-luminosity frontier machines. This new accelerator complex represents a great challenge under several aspects, which involve R&D on beam dynamics and new technologies. One very critical point in this context is represented by collective effects, generated by the interaction of the beam with self-induced electromagnetic fields, called wake fields, which could produce beam instabilities, thus reducing the machines performance and limiting the maximum stored current. It is therefore very important to be able to predict these effects and to study in detail potential solutions to counteract them. In this paper the resistive wall and some other important geometrical sources of impedance for the FCC electron-positron accelera- tor are identified and evaluated, and their impact on the beam dynamics, which in some cases could l...

  4. Single beam collective effects in FCC-ee due to beam coupling impedance

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    Belli, Eleonora; Persichelli, Serena; Zobov, Mikhail

    2016-01-01

    The Future Circular Collider study, hosted by CERN to design post-LHC particle accelerator options in a worldwide context, is focused on proton-proton high-energy and electron-positron high-luminosity frontier machines. This new accelerator complex represents a great challenge under several aspects, which involve R&D on beam dynamics and new technologies. One very critical point in this context is represented by collective effects, generated by the interaction of the beam with self-induced electromagnetic fields, called wake fields, which could produce beam instabilities, thus reducing the machines performance and limiting the maximum stored current. It is therefore very important to be able to predict these effects and to study in detail potential solutions to counteract them. In this paper the resistive wall and some other important geometrical sources of impedance for the FCC electron-positron accelerator are identified and evaluated, and their impact on the beam dynamics, which in some cases could lea...

  5. Dislocations and elementary processes of plasticity in FCC metals: atomic scale simulations

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    We present atomic-scale simulations of two elementary processes of FCC crystal plasticity. The first study consists in the simulation by molecular dynamics, in a nickel crystal, of the interactions between an edge dislocation and glissile interstitial loops of the type that form under irradiation in displacement cascades. The simulations show various atomic-scale interaction processes leading to the absorption and drag of the loops by the dislocation. These reactions certainly contribute to the formation of the 'clear bands' observed in deformed irradiated materials. The simulations also allow to study quantitatively the role of the glissile loops in irradiation hardening. In particular, dislocation unpinning stresses for certain pinning mechanisms are evaluated from the simulations. The second study consists first in the generalization in three dimensions of the quasi-continuum method (QCM), a multi-scale simulation method which couples atomistic techniques and the finite element method. In the QCM, regions close to dislocation cores are simulated at the atomic-scale while the rest of the crystal is simulated with a lower resolution by means of a discretization of the displacement fields using the finite element method. The QCM is then tested on the simulation of the formation and breaking of dislocation junctions in an aluminum crystal. Comparison of the simulations with an elastic model of dislocation junctions shows that the structure and strength of the junctions are dominated by elastic line tension effects, as is assumed in classical theories. (author)

  6. Effects of primary recoil (PKA) energy spectrum on radiation damage in fcc metals

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    Iwata, Tadao; Iwase, Akihiro [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment

    1997-10-01

    Irradiation effects by different energetic particles such as electrons, various ions and neutrons are compared in fcc metals, particularly in Cu and Ni. It is discussed on the statistical consideration that the logarithm of the so-called PKA median energy, log T{sub 1/2}, is a good representative to characterize the primary recoil (i.e. PKA) energy spectrum with the resultant defect production. For the irradiations of electrons, various ions and neutrons to Cu and Ni, fundamental physical quantities such as the fraction of stage I recovery, the defect production cross sections and the radiation annealing cross sections can be well scaled as a function of log T{sub 1/2}, if the effects of the electron excitation caused by irradiating ions are excluded. Namely, all data of the respective physical quantity lie on a single continuous curve as a function of log T{sub 1/2}. This characteristic curve is utilized to predict the damage accumulation (i.e. defect concentration) as a function of dpa in Cu and Ni with the PKA median energy as a parameter. (author)

  7. Diffusion of interstitial Dumbell in FCC concentrated alloys: connection with the percolation

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    The migration mechanism of the interstitial dumbbell in a FCC (face centered cubic) lattice constrains its path on a sublattice with a coordination number of 8. In a random binary alloy AB, in which only species B has a noticeable mobility, the long range migration of the dumbbell defect is possible only if the concentration of B is larger than the percolation threshold ρc on the sublattice. Standard techniques have been employed to get a first evaluation of this threshold: the cluster density n(s) is obtained after an automatic counting of the clusters up to a size of 15 and a d-Log Pade approximants analysis of the various moments of this density function is performed. The use of a recent conjecture concerning the critical behaviour of the moments of n(s) in the neighbourhood of ρc helps us to extract simultaneously from our data reasonable values of the critical exponents β and α, together with a value of ρc = 0.2780 + 0.0005. (Author). 16 refs., 15 figs., 7 tabs

  8. Quasi-static crack tip fields in rate-sensitive FCC single crystals

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    P Biswas; R Narasimhan

    2012-02-01

    In this work, the effects of loading rate, material rate sensitivity and constraint level on quasi-static crack tip fields in a FCC single crystal are studied. Finite element simulations are performed within a mode I, plane strain modified boundary layer framework by prescribing the two term $(K −T)$ elastic crack tip field as remote boundary conditions. The material is assumed to obey a rate-dependent crystal plasticity theory. The orientation of the single crystal is chosen so that the crack surface coincides with the crystallographic (010) plane and the crack front lies along $[10\\bar{1}]$ direction. Solutions corresponding to different stress intensity rates $\\dot{K}$, -stress values and strain rate exponents are obtained. The results show that the stress levels ahead of the crack tip increase with $\\dot{K}$ which is accompanied by gradual shrinking of the plastic zone size. However, the nature of the shear band patterns around the crack tip is not affected by the loading rate. Further, it is found that while positive -stress enhances the opening and hydrostatic stress levels ahead of crack tip, they are considerably reduced with imposition of negative -stress. Also, negative -stress promotes formation of shear bands in the forward sector ahead of the crack tip and suppresses them behind the tip.

  9. Effects of primary recoil (PKA) energy spectrum on radiation damage in fcc metals

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    Irradiation effects by different energetic particles such as electrons, various ions and neutrons are compared in fcc metals, particularly in Cu and Ni. It is discussed on the statistical consideration that the logarithm of the so-called PKA median energy, log T1/2, is a good representative to characterize the primary recoil (i.e. PKA) energy spectrum with the resultant defect production. For the irradiations of electrons, various ions and neutrons to Cu and Ni, fundamental physical quantities such as the fraction of stage I recovery, the defect production cross sections and the radiation annealing cross sections can be well scaled as a function of log T1/2, if the effects of the electron excitation caused by irradiating ions are excluded. Namely, all data of the respective physical quantity lie on a single continuous curve as a function of log T1/2. This characteristic curve is utilized to predict the damage accumulation (i.e. defect concentration) as a function of dpa in Cu and Ni with the PKA median energy as a parameter. (author)

  10. Atomic-scale properties of Ni-based FCC ternary, and quaternary alloys

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    The aim of this study is to characterize some atomic-scale properties of Ni-based FCC multicomponent alloys. For this purpose, we use Monte Carlo method combined with density functional theory calculations to study short-range order (SRO), atomic displacements, electronic density of states, and magnetic moments in equimolar ternary NiCrCo, and quaternary NiCrCoFe alloys. According to our study, the salient features for the ternary alloy are a negative SRO parameter between Ni–Cr and a positive between Cr–Cr pairs as well as a weakly magnetic state. For the quaternary alloy we predict negative SRO parameter for Ni–Cr and Ni–Fe pairs and positive for Cr–Cr and Fe–Fe pairs. Atomic displacements for both ternary and quaternary alloys are negligible. In contrast to the ternary, the quaternary alloy shows a complex magnetic structure. The electronic structure of the ternary and quaternary alloys shows differences near the Fermi energy between a random solid solution and the predicted structure with SRO. Despite that, the calculated EXAFS spectra does not show enough contrast to discriminate between random and ordered structures. The predicted SRO has an impact on point-defect energetics, electron–phonon coupling and thermodynamic functions and thus, SRO should not be neglected when studying properties of these two alloys

  11. The complex nature of the nuclear star cluster in FCC 277

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    Lyubenova, Mariya; Cote, Patrick; Kuntschner, Harald; van de Ven, Glenn; Ferrarese, Laura; Jordan, Andres; Infante, Leopoldo

    2013-01-01

    Recent observations have shown that compact nuclear star clusters (NSCs) are present in up to 80% of galaxies. However, detailed studies of their dynamical and chemical properties are confined mainly to spiral galaxy hosts, where they are more easily observed. In this paper we present our study of the NSC in FCC 277, a nucleated elliptical galaxy in the Fornax cluster. We use a combination of adaptive optics assisted near-infrared integral field spectroscopy, Hubble Space Telescope imaging, and literature long slit data. We show that while the NSC does not appear to rotate within our detection limit of ~6 km/s, rotation is detected at larger radii, where the isophotes appear to be disky, suggesting the presence of a nuclear disk. We also observe a distinct central velocity dispersion drop that is indicative of a dynamically cold rotating sub-system. Following the results of orbit-based dynamical modelling, co-rotating as well as counter-rotating stellar orbits are simultaneously needed to reproduce the observ...

  12. Workshop on High-precision $\\alpha_s$ measurements from LHC to FCC-ee

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    d'Enterria, David

    2015-01-01

    This document provides a writeup of all contributions to the workshop on "High precision measurements of $\\alpha_s$: From LHC to FCC-ee" held at CERN, Oct. 12--13, 2015. The workshop explored in depth the latest developments on the determination of the QCD coupling $\\alpha_s$ from 15 methods where high precision measurements are (or will be) available. Those include low-energy observables: (i) lattice QCD, (ii) pion decay factor, (iii) quarkonia and (iv) $\\tau$ decays, (v) soft parton-to-hadron fragmentation functions, as well as high-energy observables: (vi) global fits of parton distribution functions, (vii) hard parton-to-hadron fragmentation functions, (viii) jets in $e^\\pm$p DIS and $\\gamma$-p photoproduction, (ix) photon structure function in $\\gamma$-$\\gamma$, (x) event shapes and (xi) jet cross sections in $e^+e^-$ collisions, (xii) W boson and (xiii) Z boson decays, and (xiv) jets and (xv) top-quark cross sections in proton-(anti)proton collisions. The current status of the theoretical and experiment...

  13. Calculation of the surface energy of fcc-metals with the empirical electron surface model

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    The empirical electron surface model (EESM) based on the empirical electron theory and the dangling bond analysis method has been used to establish a database of surface energy for low-index surfaces of fcc-metals such as Al, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Pd, Ag, Pt, Au, and Pb. A brief introduction of EESM will be presented in this paper. The calculated results are in agreement with experimental and other theoretical values. Comparison of the experimental results and calculation values shows that the average relative error is less than 10% and these values show a strong anisotropy. As we predicted, the surface energy of the close-packed plane (1 1 1) is the lowest one of all index surfaces. For low-index planes, the order of the surface energies is γ(111) (100) (110) (210). It is also found that the dangling bond electron density and the spatial distribution of covalent bonds have a great influence on surface energy of various index surfaces.

  14. Commercial Application of the MIP-CGP Technology for Olefin Reduction in FCC Unit

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    Su Wensheng

    2009-01-01

    The refinery of Yanshan Petrochemical Company has twice retrofitted a 2.0-Mt/a RFCC unit with the MIP-CGP technology aimed at maximization ofisoparaffins/clean gasoline and increased output ofpropylene. By modi-fying the riser reactor with addition of the second reaction zone coupled with an added external catalyst cooler outside the regenerator and adoption of the CGP catalyst to control the cracking depth the refiners have realized the target of reducing olefin content in gasoline and increasing the yield of LPG. The results of retrofitting the RFCC unit have revealed that after revamp of FCC unit the yield of LPG was increased by 7.31%, the conversion rate was increased by 9.06%, and the total liquid yield was decreased by 0.3%. After revamp of the RFCC unit the olefin content in gasoline was reduced by 19.5 v%, and the RON rating of gasoline was increased by 0.7 units to meet the demand of Beijing municipality for manufacture of the Olympic clean gasoline.

  15. 3D dislocation dynamics: stress-strain behavior and hardening mechanisms in fcc and bcc metals

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    A dislocation dynamics (DD) model for plastic deformation, connecting the macroscopic mechanical properties to basic physical laws governing dislocation mobility and related interaction mechanisms, has been developed. In this model there is a set of critical reactions that determine the overall results of the simulations, such as the stress-strain curve. These reactions are annihilation, formation of jogs, junctions, and dipoles and cross-slip. In this paper, we discuss these reactions and the manner in which they influence the simulated stress-strain behavior of fcc and bcc metals. In particular, we examine the formation (zipping) and strength of dipoles and junctions, and effect of jogs, using the dislocation dynamics model. We show that the strengths (unzipping) of these reactions for various configurations can be determined by direct evaluation of the elastic interactions. Next, we investigate the phenomenon of hardening in metals subjected to cascade damage. The investigated microstructure consists of small dislocation loops decorating the mobile dislocations. Preliminary results reveal that these loops act as hardening agents, trapping the dislocations and resulting in increased yield stress

  16. Laboratory evaluation of the impact of the addition of resid in FCC

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    Devard, Alejandra; de la Puente, Gabriela; Sedran, Ulises [Instituto de Investigaciones en Catalisis y Petroquimica (INCAPE, FIQ, UNL-CONICET), Santiago del Estero 2654 (3000) Santa Fe (Argentina)

    2009-01-15

    The conversion and product distributions from a mixture of 10% atmospheric tower bottom resid and a DO hydrocarbon cut similar to LCO that represented commercial feedstocks were assessed over two equilibrium commercial FCC catalysts in a laboratory CREC Riser Simulator reactor. The reaction temperature was 550 C, the catalyst to oil ratio was 5.8 and the reaction times were up to 25 s. The conversion of the mixture as compared to the DO base feed was higher in the case of the most active, conventional catalyst, and remained very similar on the resid catalyst. Since the yields of the main hydrocarbon groups dry gas, LPG, gasoline and coke followed very similar trends when the two pure feedstocks were converted, the corresponding yields from the mixture also obeyed that behaviour, and were the consequence of the conversion reached. The impact of the different catalyst formulations was observed in, for example, the selectively different yields obtained from the conversion of the resid, and in the composition of the gasoline. Independently of the catalyst, the gasoline was more olefinic and less aromatic when the resid was present. It was shown that in order to evaluate properly a given combination of feeds, catalysts and conditions, they must be considered together. (author)

  17. Synthesis and the Structural Transformation of fcc to hcp in Ni-Graphene Nanocomposite by Simple Chemical Route via Sonication

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    N. K. Mahale; R. D. Ladhe; Attarde, S. B.; S. T. Ingle

    2014-01-01

    We report the synthesis and structural transformation of fcc to hcp in Ni-graphene (Ni-Gr) composite by simple chemical route via sonication. The syntheses of Ni-Gr composite by simultaneous reduction method, and the effect of different composition ratio on morphology and crystal structure were examined in our present study. The results indicated that the graphene ratio played an important role in crystal structure and d-spacing in nickel crystals. Different compositions have shown different ...

  18. Diffusion mobilities in the fccA1 Cu–Si, Al–Si and Al–Cu–Si alloys

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    Highlights: ► The atomic mobilities of fcc Cu–Si, Al–Si and Al–Cu–Si alloys have been assessed. ► The calculated results agree well with various experimental diffusivities. ► The temperature and concentration dependence are taken into consideration. ► The mobility parameters obtained can be used to predict many diffusion phenomena. - Abstract: Based on the available thermodynamic parameters and experimental data of self-diffusivity, impurity diffusivity, intrinsic diffusivity, tracer diffusivity and interdiffusivity in the Cu–Si, Al–Si and Al–Cu–Si alloys, the atomic mobilities of Cu, Al and Si in face-centered cubic (fccA1) Cu–Si, Al–Si and Al–Cu–Si alloys have been critically assessed as a function of temperature and composition using the CALPHAD-type and DICTRA software package. Comparisons between the calculated and measured coefficients reveal that most of the diffusivities can be reproduced satisfactorily. The obtained mobility parameters can be used to study diffusion-related characteristics for fccA1 Cu–Si, Al–Si and Al–Cu–Si alloys.

  19. Self-energy and interaction energy of stacking fault in fcc metals calculated by embedded-atom method

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    何刚; 戎咏华; 徐祖耀

    2000-01-01

    The stacking fault energies of five fcc metals (Cu, Ag, Au, Ni and Al) with various quan-tivalences have been calculated by embedded-atom method (EAM). It indicated that the stacking fault energy is mainly determined by the metallic bond-energy and the lattice constant. Thus, monovalent fcc metals should have different stacking fault energies, contrary to Attree’s conclusion. The interaction energy between stacking faults one I 111 I layer apart in a fcc metal is found to be 1/40-1/250 of its self-energy, while it becomes zero when the two stacking faults are two layers apart. The twin energy is just half of the energy of intrinsic stacking fault energy without the consideration of lattice relaxation and the energy of a single intrinsic stacking fault is almost the same as that of extrinsic stacking fault, which are consistent with the results from the calculation of Lennard-Jones force between atoms, but differ from Attree’s result.

  20. Mechanism of unique hardening of dental Ag–Pd–Au–Cu alloys in relation with constitutional phases

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    Highlights: ► The unique hardening behavior on Ag–Pd–Au–Cu alloys by solution treatment was investigated. ► The Cu-rich α1 phase and Ag-rich α2 phase decomposed by solution treatment contributed weakly to the change of hardness. ► The fine β phases precipitated by aging treatment caused great increase in hardness. ► The fine L10-type ordered β′ phase precipitated by solution treatment may contribute to the unique hardening behavior. - Abstract: The objective of this research was to investigate the effect of constitutional phases on the unique hardening behavior of as-solutionized dental Ag–Pd–Au–Cu alloy fabricated by cold rolling. The commercial dental Ag–Pd–Au–Cu alloy fabricated by cold rolling consists of Cu-rich α1, Ag-rich α2, and β phases. On the other hand, the Ag–Pd–Au–Cu alloy fabricated by the liquid rapid solidification (LRS) method consists of single α phase. They were subjected to various heat treatments, respectively. The microstructures were observed by scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope and X-ray diffraction. The hardness was evaluated by a Vickers micro-hardness tester. In the Ag–Pd–Au–Cu alloy fabricated by cold rolling, the fine L10-type-ordered β′ phase is precipitated and the coarse β phase is remained after solution treatment at 1123 K. The hardness increases drastically. On the other hand, in the Ag Pd–Au–Cu alloy fabricated by LRS method, the single α phase was decomposed into the α1 phase and the α2 phase after solution treatment at 1023 K and its hardness change was small. However, after aging treatment at 673 K, the fine β phase is precipitated in the α phase and the hardness increases greatly even in the Ag–Pd–Au–Cu alloy fabricated by LRS method. It is considered that the precipitation of the fine L10-type-ordered β′ phase may contribute strongly to the unique hardening in the as-solutionized dental Ag–Pd–Au–Cu alloy fabricated by

  1. Size dependence of structural parameters in fcc and hcp Ru nanoparticles, revealed by Rietveld refinement analysis of high-energy X-ray diffraction data

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    Song, Chulho; Sakata, Osami; Kumara, Loku Singgappulige Rosantha; Kohara, Shinji; Yang, Anli; Kusada, Kohei; Kobayashi, Hirokazu; Kitagawa, Hiroshi

    2016-01-01

    To reveal the origin of the CO oxidation activity of Ruthenium nanoparticles (Ru NPs), we structurally characterized Ru NPs through Rietveld refinement analysis of high-energy X-ray diffraction data. For hexagonal close-packed (hcp) Ru NPs, the CO oxidation activity decreased with decreasing domain surface area. However, for face-centered cubic (fcc) Ru NPs, the CO oxidation activity became stronger with decreasing domain surface area. In comparing fcc Ru NPs with hcp Ru NPs, we found that the hcp Ru NPs of approximately 2 nm, which had a smaller domain surface area and smaller atomic displacement, showed a higher catalytic activity than that of fcc Ru NPs of the same size. In contrast, fcc Ru NPs larger than 3.5 nm, which had a larger domain surface area, lattice distortion, and larger atomic displacement, exhibited higher catalytic activity than that of hcp Ru NPs of the same size. In addition, the fcc Ru NPs had larger atomic displacements than hcp Ru NPs for diameters ranging from 2.2 to 5.4 nm. Enhancement of the CO oxidation activity in fcc Ru NPs may be caused by an increase in imperfections due to lattice distortions of close-packed planes and static atomic displacements. PMID:27506187

  2. Prediction of gasoline yield in a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC riser using k-epsilon turbulence and 4-lump kinetic models: A computational fluid dynamics (CFD approach

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    Muhammad Ahsan

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC is an essential process for the conversion of gas oil to gasoline. This study is an effort to model the phenomenon numerically using commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD software, heavy density catalyst and 4-lump kinetic model. Geometry, boundary conditions and dimensions of industrial riser for catalytic cracking unit are conferred for 2D simulation using commercial CFD code FLUENT 6.3. Continuity, momentum, energy and species transport equations, applicable to two phase solid and gas flow, are used to simulate the physical phenomenon as efficient as possible. This study implements and predicts the use of the granular Eulerian multiphase model with species transport. Time accurate transient problem is solved with the prediction of mass fraction profiles of gas oil, gasoline, light gas and coke. The output curves demonstrate the breaking of heavy hydrocarbon in the presence of catalyst. An approach proposed in this study shows good agreement with the experimental and numerical data available in the literature.

  3. Dissolving, trapping and detrapping mechanisms of hydrogen in bcc and fcc transition metals

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    Yu-Wei You

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available First-principles calculations are performed to investigate the dissolving, trapping and detrapping of H in six bcc (V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W and six fcc (Ni, Pd, Pt, Cu, Ag, Au metals. We find that the zero-point vibrations do not change the site-preference order of H at interstitial sites in these metals except Pt. One vacancy could trap a maximum of 4 H atoms in Au and Pt, 6 H atoms in V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Ni, Pd, Cu and Ag, and 12 H atoms in Mo and W. The zero-point vibrations never change the maximum number of H atoms trapped in a single vacancy in these metals. By calculating the formation energy of vacancy-H (Vac-Hn complex, the superabundant vacancy in V, Nb, Ta, Pd and Ni is demonstrated to be much more easily formed than in the other metals, which has been found in many metals including Pd, Ni and Nb experimentally. Besides, we find that it is most energetically favorable to form Vac-H1 complex in Pt, Cu, Ag and Au, Vac-H4 in Cr, Mo and W, and Vac-H6 in V, Nb, Ta, Pd and Ni. At last, we examine the detrapping behaviors of H atoms in a single vacancy and find that with the heating rate of 10 K/min a vacancy could accommodate 4, 5 and 6 H atoms in Cr, Mo and W at room temperature, respectively. The detrapping temperatures of all H atoms in a single vacancy in V, Nb, Ta, Ni, Pd, Cu and Ag are below room temperature.

  4. Twin boundary spacing effects on shock response and spall behaviors of hierarchically nanotwinned fcc metals

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    Atomistic deformation mechanisms of hierarchically nano-twinned (NT) Ag under shock conditions have been investigated using a series of large-scale molecular dynamics simulations. For the same grain size d and the same spacing of primary twins λ1, the average flow stress behind the shock front in hierarchically NT Ag first increases with decreasing spacing of secondary twins λ2, achieving a maximum at a critical λ2, and then drops as λ2 decreases further. Above the critical λ2, the deformation mechanisms are dominated by three type strengthening mechanisms: (a) partial dislocations emitted from grain boundaries (GBs) travel across other boundaries; (b) partial dislocations emitted from twin boundaries (TBs) travel across other TBs; (c) formation of tertiary twins. Below the critical λ2, the deformation mechanism are dominated by two softening mechanisms: (a) detwinning of secondary twins; (b) formation of new grains by cross slip of partial dislocations. Moreover, the twin-free nanocrystalline (NC) Ag is found to have lower average flow stress behind the shock front than those of all hierarchically NT Ag samples except the one with the smallest λ2 of 0.71 nm. No apparent correlation between the spall strength and λ2 is observed in hierarchically NT Ag, since voids always nucleate at both GBs and boundaries of the primary twins. However, twin-free NC Ag is found to have higher spall strength than hierarchically NT Ag. Voids can only nucleate from GBs for twin-free NC Ag, therefore, twin-free NC Ag has less nucleation sources along the shock direction when compared to hierarchically NT Ag, which requiring higher tensile stress to create spallation. These findings should contribute to the understandings of deformation mechanisms of hierarchically NT fcc metals under extreme deformation conditions

  5. Investigation of Three-Dimensional Stress Fields and Slip Systems for FCC Single Crystal Superalloy Notched Specimens

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    Arakere, Nagaraj K.; Magnan, Shannon; Ebrahimi, Fereshteh; Ferroro, Luis

    2004-01-01

    Metals and their alloys, except for a few intermetallics, are inherently ductile, i.e. plastic deformation precedes fracture in these materials. Therefore, resistance to fracture is directly related to the development of the plastic zone at the crack tip. Recent studies indicate that the fracture toughness of single crystals depends on the crystallographic orientation of the notch as well as the loading direction. In general, the dependence of crack propagation resistance on crystallographic orientation arises from the anisotropy of (i) elastic constants, (ii) plastic deformation (or slip), and (iii) the weakest fracture planes (e.g. cleavage planes). Because of the triaxial stress state at the notch tips, many slip systems that otherwise would not be activated during uniaxial testing, become operational. The plastic zone formation in single crystals has been tackled theoretically by Rice and his co-workers and only limited experimental work has been conducted in this area. The study of the stresses and strains in the vicinity of a FCC single crystal notch tip is of relatively recent origin. We present experimental and numerical investigation of 3D stress fields and evolution of slip sector boundaries near notches in FCC single crystal tension test specimens, and demonstrate that a 3D linear elastic finite element model that includes the effect of material anisotropy is shown to predict active slip planes and sectors accurately. The slip sector boundaries are shown to have complex curved shapes with several slip systems active simultaneously near the notch. Results are presented for surface and mid-plane of the specimens. The results demonstrate that accounting for 3D elastic anisotropy is very important for accurate prediction of slip activation near FCC single crystal notches loaded in tension. Results from the study will help establish guidelines for fatigue damage near single crystal notches.

  6. Field-Dependent Magnetic Phase Transitions in Mixed-Valent TmSe

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    Bjerrum Møller, Hans; Shapiro, S. M.; Birgenau, R. J.

    1977-01-01

    A neutron diffraction study of the field-dependent magnetic ordering in TmSe is reported. The magnetic strucutre in zero field is antiferromagnetic fcc type I with TN=3.2 K. The magnetic phase diagram may be understood as a successive domain reorientation and metamagnetic transitions for T...

  7. Computational simulation of the CrN - FCC structure; Simulación computacional de la estructura FCC del CrN

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    ALEXANDER RUDEN MUÑOZ; JUAN MANUEL GONZALEZ CARMONA; ELISABET RESTREPO PARRA

    2013-01-01

    CrN thin films were synthesized via Magnetron Sputtering deposition technique on (111) oriented Silicon substrates. Coatings were analyzed by using X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Raman spectroscopy, determining the cubic phase for the ceramic compound. Computational simulation of the CrN cubic crystallographic structure, performed by using Density Functional Theory (DFT), showed stability by the sum of Mulliquen charges equal to zero and compound hybridization with characteristic sp molecular or...

  8. Simulation of self-assembled nanopatterns in binary alloys on the fcc(111) surface

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    Weber, Sebastian

    2008-07-01

    In this PhD thesis, we study the heteroepitaxial crystal growth by means of Monte Carlo simulations. Of particular interest in this work is the influence of the lattice mismatch of the adsorbates relative to the substrate on surface structures. In the framework of an off-lattice model, we consider one monolayer of adsorbate and investigate the emerging nanopatterns in equilibrium and their formation during growth. In chapter 1, a brief introduction is given, which describes the role of computer simulations in the field of the physics of condensed matter. Chapter 2 is devoted to some technical basics of experimental methods of molecular beam epitaxy and the theoretical description. Before a model for the simulation can be designed, it is necessary to make some considerations of the single processes which occur during epitaxial growth. For that purpose we look at an experimental setup and extract the main microscopic processes. Afterwards a brief overview of different theoretical concepts describing that physical procedures is given. In chapter 3, the model used in the simulations is presented. The aim is to investigate the growth of an fcc crystal in the [111] direction. In order to keep the simulation times within a feasible limit a simple pair potential, the Lennard-Jones potential, with continuous particle positions is used, which are necessary to describe effects resulting from the atomic mismatch in the crystal. Furthermore the detailed algorithm is introduced which is based on the idea to calculate the barrier of each diffusion event and to use the barriers in a rejection-free method. Chapter 4 is attended to the simulation of equilibrium. The influence of different parameters on the emerging structures in the first monolayer upon the surface, which is completely covered with two adsorbate materials, is studied. Especially the competition between binding energy and strain leads to very interesting pattern formations like islands or stripes. In chapter 5 the

  9. A gamma ray tomograph design for catalyst concentration reconstruction in a FCC type riser

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    137Cs gamma source was of (3.7 x 107 Bq.) or 10 mCi, a NaI 2' x 2' detector coupled to a multichannel analyzer positioned on the arrangement and the FCC catalyst in a stainless tube of 168 mm diameter. The tomograph design aims at the construction of a demonstration model with 1. 40 m of base height, maximum source detector distance of 0. 45 m and rotational angle of 50 deg, providing a spatial resolution of 5 mm and a density resolution of 40 kg/m3. (author)

  10. Estudio en estado fresco y endurecido de concretos Adicionados con catalizador de craqueo catalítico Usado (FCC)

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    Torres Castellanos, Nancy

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta la caracterización de un residuo de la industria petrolera colombiana, llamado residuo de catalizador de craqueo catalítico (FCC), se comparan los resultados con dos adiciones cementantes reconocidas mundialmente el metacaolín (MK) y el humo de sílice (SF); mediante la caracterización se encontró, la composición química y mineralógica, el tamaño de partícula, la actividad puzolánica, se utilizaron las técnicas de fluorescencia, difracción de rayos X ...

  11. Elastic properties of fcc Fe-Mn-X (X=Cr, Co, Ni, Cu) alloys from first-principles calculations

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    Reeh, S; Music, D; Ekholm, Marcus; Abrikosov, Igor; Schneider, J. M.

    2013-01-01

    The influence of the valence electron concentration of X in fcc Fe-Mn-X (X=Cr, Co, Ni, Cu) alloys on the elastic and magnetic properties has been studied by means of ab initio calculations for alloy element concentrations of up to 8 at. % X. We observe that Cu increases the bulk-to-shear modulus (B/G) ratio by 19.2%. Simultaneously magnetic moments of Fe and Mn increase strongly. The other alloying elements induce less significant changes in B/G. The trends in B/G may be understood by conside...

  12. Superconducting electron tunneling as detection method for low frequency resonant vibration modes of interstitials in fcc lead

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    The influence of crystal defects on the phonon spectra was studied for fcc lead using superconducting tunneling spectroscopy. The theory predicts low frequency modes for the vibrational states of interstitials in (100) dumbbell configuration. Low temperature irradiation of superconducting point contacts with fast ions (point contact thickness small compared to the average ion range) showed radiation-induced structures in the low-energy part of the Eliashberg function for lead. These resonant modes are reduced by annealing at 18.5 K; they are attributed to small interstitial clusters. The radiation-induced structures are completely removed by room temperature annealing. (orig.)

  13. Numerical modelling of micro-machining of f.c.c. single crystal: Influence of strain gradients

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    Demiral, Murat

    2014-11-01

    A micro-machining process becomes increasingly important with the continuous miniaturization of components used in various fields from military to civilian applications. To characterise underlying micromechanics, a 3D finite-element model of orthogonal micro-machining of f.c.c. single crystal copper was developed. The model was implemented in a commercial software ABAQUS/Explicit employing a user-defined subroutine VUMAT. Strain-gradient crystal-plasticity and conventional crystal-plasticity theories were used to demonstrate the influence of pre-existing and evolved strain gradients on the cutting process for different combinations of crystal orientations and cutting directions. Crown Copyright © 2014.

  14. Reconversión de catalizadores agotados de FCC para su uso en purificación de efluentes acuosos

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    Gonzalez, Maximiliano Ricardo; Pereyra, Andrea M.; Basaldella, Elena Isabel

    2015-01-01

    Se plantea la utilización de un catalizador FCC agotado como materia prima para sintetizar materiales zeolíticos, obteniéndose un sólido micrométrico con un alto contenido de zeolita NaA. El material zeolitizado se emplea a su vez para la eliminación del cromo trivalente presente en soluciones acuosas, comprobándose que presenta una gran capacidad de retención de Cr(III). Estos cationes pesados quedan contenidos en el seno de la fase sólida, la cual a su vez puede incluirse minoritariamente e...

  15. Computational simulation of the CrN - FCC structure; Simulación computacional de la estructura FCC del CrN

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    ALEXANDER RUDEN MUÑOZ

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available CrN thin films were synthesized via Magnetron Sputtering deposition technique on (111 oriented Silicon substrates. Coatings were analyzed by using X-ray Diffraction (XRD and Raman spectroscopy, determining the cubic phase for the ceramic compound. Computational simulation of the CrN cubic crystallographic structure, performed by using Density Functional Theory (DFT, showed stability by the sum of Mulliquen charges equal to zero and compound hybridization with characteristic sp molecular orbitals and the identification of the p molecular orbital component from the nitrogen.

  16. Phase evolution during crystallization of nanocomposite alloys with Co:Fe ratios in the two-phase region of the binary Fe-Co phase diagram

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    A series of alloys was prepared to investigate the crystallization of Co-rich HiTPerm-type alloys [(Co1-xFex)88Zr7B4Cu1] with Fe:Co ratios within or near the two-phase (bcc+fcc) region of the binary phase diagram. The goal of this work is to better understand the phase evolution and crystallization of alloys in which the Fe-Co binary phase diagram predicts more than one transition metal rich primary crystalline phase to be present in equilibrium at the primary crystallization temperature. X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and high-temperature vibrating-sample magnetometry have been performed to identify the first phase to crystallize and to follow the evolution of phases during crystallization. The bcc phase appears to be the primary crystalline phase that forms first after annealing at 450 degree sign C for 1 h, in agreement with previous work on Co-rich nanocomposite alloys. We observe that as the Co concentration is increased, the fcc crystalline phase forms at lower annealing temperatures and its volume fraction increases for a given annealing temperature

  17. Neon helium mixtures as a refrigerant for the FCC beam screen cooling: comparison of cycle design options

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    Kloeppel, S.; Quack, H.; Haberstroh, C.; Holdener, F.

    2015-12-01

    In the course of the studies for the next generation particle accelerators, in this case the Future Circular Collider for hadron-hadron interaction (FCC-hh), different aspects are being investigated. One of these is the heat load on the beam screen, which results mainly from the synchrotron radiation. In case of the FCC-hh, a heat load of 6 MW is expected. The heat has to be absorbed at 40 to 60 K due to vacuum restrictions. In this range, refrigeration is possible with both helium and neon. Our investigations are focused on a mixed refrigerant of these two components, which combines the advantages of both. Especially promising is the possible substitution of the oil flooded screw compressors by more efficient turbo compressors. This paper investigates different flow schemes and mixture compositions with respect to complexity and efficiency. Furthermore, thermodynamic aspects, e.g. whether to use cold or warm secondary cycle compressors are discussed. Additionally, parameters of the main compressor are established.

  18. Epitaxial growth of fcc-CoxNi100-x thin films on MgO(110) single-crystal substrates

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    CoxNi100-x (x=100, 80, 20, 0 at. %) epitaxial thin films were prepared on MgO(110) single-crystal substrates heated at 300 deg. C by ultrahigh vacuum molecular beam epitaxy. The growth mechanism is discussed based on lattice strain and crystallographic defects. CoNi(110) single-crystal films with a fcc structure are obtained for all compositions. CoxNi100-x film growth follows the Volmer-Weber mode. X-ray diffraction analysis indicates that the out-of-plane and the in-plane lattice spacings of the CoxNi100-x films are in agreement within ±0.5% with the values of the respective bulk CoxNi100-x crystals, suggesting that the strain in the film is very small. High-resolution cross-sectional transmission microscopy shows that an atomically sharp boundary is formed between a Co(110)fcc film and a MgO(110) substrate, where periodical misfit dislocations are preferentially introduced in the film at the Co/MgO interface. The presence of such periodical misfit dislocations relieves the strain caused by the lattice mismatch between the film and the substrate.

  19. Observations of a F.C.C. helium gas-bubble superlattice in copper, nickel and stainless steel

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    Transmission electron microscopy is used to investigate the spatial arrangement of the small gas bubbles produced in several fcc metals by 30 keV helium ion irradiation to high dose at 300 K. In what is a new result for this important class of metals, it is found that the helium gas bubbles lie on a superlattice having an fcc structure with principal axes aligned with those of the metal matrix. The bubble lattice constant asub(l), is measured for a helium fluence just below the critical dose for radiation blistering of the metal surface (approximately 4 x 1017 He/cm2). Implantation rates are typically approximately 1014 He ions cm-2 sec-1. The values of asub(l) obtained for copper, nickel and stainless steel are (7.6 +- 0.3) nm, (6.6 +- 0.5) nm and (6.4 +- 0.5) nm respectively. Above the critical dose, the bubble lattice is seen to survive in some blister caps as well as in the region between blisters. Bubble alignment is also observed in the case of hydrogen bubbles produced in copper by low energy proton irradiation to high fluence at 300K. The presentation of this data was accompanied by a cine film illustrating the behaviour of the gas bubble lattice in copper during post-irradiation annealing in the electron microscope. A summary of the film is given in the appendix. (author)

  20. Application of 1-pentyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide for desulfurization, denitrification and dearomatization of FCC gasoline

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    Highlights: • LLE for [C5mim][Tf2N] – (pyridine or thiophene) – hydrocarbon were determined. • The equilibrium data were well described with NRTL and UNIQUAC models. • Equilibrium in the seven-component systems was successfully predicted. • [C5mim][Tf2N] has potential for denitrification of real refinery FCC gasoline. - Abstract: Liquid–liquid equilibria for the three-component systems with ionic liquid [C5mim][Tf2N] – (pyridine or thiophene) – hydrocarbon (toluene or n-hexane or n-heptane or i-octane) were determined at T = 298.15 K and atmospheric pressure. In addition, the applicability of [C5mim][Tf2N] as selective solvent for desulfurization, denitrification and dearomatization of a model six-component hydrocarbon solution as well as real refinery FCC gasoline was investigated on the laboratory scale. The equilibrium data in three-component and seven-component (model solution + ionic liquid) systems were well described with NRTL and UNIQUAC models. The suitability of ionic liquid for extractive desulfurization and denitrification was evaluated in terms of solute distribution ratio and selectivity, as well as extraction effectiveness

  1. First-principle band calculation of ruthenium for various phases

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    Watanabe, S; Kai, T; Shiiki, K

    2000-01-01

    The total energies and the magnetic moments of Ru for HCP, BCC, FCC, BCT structures were calculated by using a first-principle full-potential linearized augmented plane-wave (FLAPW) method based on the generalized gradient approximation (GGA). HCP has the lowest energy among the structures calculated, which agrees with the experimental result that HCP is the equilibrium phase of Ru. The total energy of BCT Ru has the local minimum at c/a=sq root 2 (FCC) with a=5.13 au, c=7.25 au and c/a=0.83 with a=6.15 au, c=5.11 au. It is pointed out that these phases are possibly metastable. The BCC structure, which corresponds to BCT with a=c=5.78 au, is unstable because it is at a saddle point of the total energy. BCT Ru of c/a<1 has a magnetic moment at the stable volume.

  2. Hydrogen-related phase transformations in austenitic stainless steels

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    Narita, N.; Altstetter, C. J.; Birnbaum, H. K.

    1982-08-01

    The effect of hydrogen and stress (strain) on the stability of the austenite phase in stainless steels was investigated. Hydrogen was introduced by severe cathodic charging and by elevated temperature equilibration with high pressure H2 gas. Using X-ray diffraction and magnetic techniques, the behavior of two “stable” type AISI310 steels and an “unstable” type AISI304 steel was studied during charging and during the outgassing period following charging. Transformation from the fcc γ phase to an expanded fcc phase, γ*, and to the hcp ɛ phase occurred during cathodic charging. Reversion of the γ* and e phases to the original γ structure and formation of the bcc α structure were examined, and the kinetics of these processes was studied. The γ* phase was shown to be ferromagnetic with a subambient Curie temperature. The γ⇆ɛ phase transition was studied after hydrogen charging in high pressure gas, as was the formation of a during outgassing. These results are interpreted as effects of hydrogen and stress (strain) on the stability of the various phases. A proposed psuedo-binary phase diagram for the metal-hydrogen system was proposed to account for the formation of the γ* phase. The relation of these phase changes to hydrogen embrittlement and stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel is discussed.

  3. Microstructures and mechanical properties of compositionally complex Co-free FeNiMnCr{sub 18} FCC solid solution alloy

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    Wu, Z. [Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States); Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States); Bei, H., E-mail: beih@ornl.gov [Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States)

    2015-07-29

    Recently, a structurally-simple but compositionally-complex FeNiCoMnCr high entropy alloy was found to have excellent mechanical properties (e.g., high strength and ductility). To understand the potential of using high entropy alloys as structural materials for advanced nuclear reactor and power plants, it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of their structural stability and mechanical properties degradation under neutron irradiation. This requires us to develop a similar model alloy without Co because material with Co will make post-neutron-irradiation testing difficult due to the production of the {sup 60}Co radioisotope. To achieve this goal, a FCC-structured single-phase alloy with a composition of FeNiMnCr{sub 18} was successfully developed. This near-equiatomic FeNiMnCr{sub 18} alloy has good malleability and its microstructure can be controlled by thermomechanical processing. By rolling and annealing, the as-cast elongated-grained-microstructure is replaced by homogeneous equiaxed grains. The mechanical properties (e.g., strength and ductility) of the FeNiMnCr{sub 18} alloy are comparable to those of the equiatomic FeNiCoMnCr high entropy alloy. Both strength and ductility increase with decreasing deformation temperature, with the largest difference occurring between 293 and 77 K. Extensive twin-bands which are bundles of numerous individual twins are observed when it is tensile-fractured at 77 K. No twin bands are detected by EBSD for materials deformed at 293 K and higher. The unusual temperature-dependencies of UTS and uniform elongation could be caused by the development of the dense twin substructure, twin-dislocation interactions and the interactions between primary and secondary twinning systems which result in a microstructure refinement and hence cause enhanced strain hardening and postponed necking.

  4. Cubic to hexagonal iron phase transition promoted by interstitial hydrogen

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    Castedo, A.; Sanchez, J.; Fullea, J.; de Andrade, M. C.; de Andres, P. L.

    2011-01-01

    Using ab-initio density functional theory we study the role of interstitial hydrogen on the energetics of the phase transformation of iron from bcc to hcp along Bain's pathway. The impurity creates an internal stress field that can be released through a tetragonal distortion of the lattice, promoting the bcc (ferromagnetic) $\\rightarrow$ fcc (frustrated antiferromagnetic) $\\rightarrow$ hcp (ferromagnetic) transition. The transformation between crystal systems is accompanied by a drastic magne...

  5. Nucleation of liquid droplets and voids in a stretched Lennard-Jones fcc crystal

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    Baidakov, Vladimir G., E-mail: baidakov@itp.uran.ru; Tipeev, Azat O. [Institute of Thermophysics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Amundsen Street 107a, 620016 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation)

    2015-09-28

    The method of molecular dynamics simulation has been used to investigate the phase decay of a metastable Lennard-Jones face-centered cubic crystal at positive and negative pressures. It is shown that at high degrees of metastability, crystal decay proceeds through the spontaneous formation and growth of new-phase nuclei. It has been found that there exists a certain boundary temperature. Below this temperature, the crystal phase disintegrates as the result of formation of voids, and above, as a result of formation of liquid droplets. The boundary temperature corresponds to the temperature of cessation of a crystal–liquid phase equilibrium when the melting line comes in contact with the spinodal of the stretched liquid. The results of the simulations are interpreted in the framework of classical nucleation theory. The thermodynamics of phase transitions in solids has been examined with allowance for the elastic energy of stresses arising owing to the difference in the densities of the initial and the forming phases. As a result of the action of elastic forces, at negative pressures, the boundary of the limiting superheating (stretching) of a crystal approaches the spinodal, on which the isothermal bulk modulus of dilatation becomes equal to zero. At the boundary of the limiting superheating (stretching), the shape of liquid droplets and voids is close to the spherical one.

  6. Optical UWB pulse generator using an N tap microwave photonic filter and phase inversion adaptable to different pulse modulation formats.

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    Bolea, Mario; Mora, José; Ortega, Beatriz; Capmany, José

    2009-03-30

    We propose theoretically and demonstrate experimentally an optical architecture for flexible Ultra-Wideband pulse generation. It is based on an N-tap reconfigurable microwave photonic filter fed by a laser array by using phase inversion in a Mach-Zehnder modulator. Since a large number of positive and negative coefficients can be easily implemented, UWB pulses fitted to the FCC mask requirements can be generated. As an example, a four tap pulse generator is experimentally demonstrated which complies with the FCC regulation. The proposed pulse generator allows different pulse modulation formats since the amplitude, polarity and time delay of generated pulse is controlled. PMID:19333263

  7. Structure analyses of Cu nanoclusters in the soft magnetic Fe85.2Si1B9P4Cu0.8 alloy by XAFS and fcc cluster model

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    Matsuura, M.; Nishijima, M.; Konno, K.; Ofuchi, H.; Takenaka, K.; Makino, A.

    2016-05-01

    Size of the clusters and structure details of fcc Cu clusters in nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloy of Fe85-86Si1-2B8P4Cu1 (NANOMET) are investigated. A linear combination fitting of XAFS data indicates that about 30% of Cu atoms are partitioned in the fcc clusters and the rest in the amorphous matrix. EXAFS of the fcc Cu nanocluster embedded in amorphous matrix is calculated on the basis of a simple fcc structure model using FEFF9. Surface effect of the nanoclusters is considered by counting a fraction of the nearest neighbour atoms in amorphous matrix. Good agreement with the experimental result is obtained for the fcc nanocluster with 9 coordination shells which consists of total 177 atoms within 1.5 nm in a diameter.

  8. Superionic to superionic phase change in water: consequences for the interiors of Uranus and Neptune

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    Wilson, Hugh F.; Wong, Michael L.; Militzer, Burkhard

    2012-01-01

    Using density functional molecular dynamics free energy calculations, we show that the body-centered-cubic phase of superionic ice previously believed to be the only phase is in fact thermodynamically unstable compared to a novel phase with oxygen positions in fcc lattice sites. The novel phase has a lower proton mobility than the bc phase and may exhibit a higher melting temperature. We predict a transition between the two phases at a pressure of 1 +/- 0.5 Mbar, with potential consequences f...

  9. Freeman Chain Code (FCC Representation in Signature Fraud Detection Based On Nearest Neighbour and Artificial Neural Network (ANN Classifiers

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    Aini Najwa Azmi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a signature verification system that used Freeman Chain Code (FCC as directional feature and data representation. There are 47 features were extracted from the signature images from six global features. Before extracting the features, the raw images were undergoing pre-processing stages which were binarization, noise removal by using media filter, cropping and thinning to produce Thinned Binary Image (TBI. Euclidean distance is measured and matched between nearest neighbours to find the result. MCYT-SignatureOff-75 database was used. Based on our experiment, the lowest FRR achieved is 6.67% and lowest FAR is 12.44% with only 1.12 second computational time from nearest neighbour classifier. The results are compared with Artificial Neural Network (ANN classifier.

  10. Fabrication of FCC-SiO{sub 2} colloidal crystals using the vertical convective self-assemble method

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    Castañeda-Uribe, O. A.; Salcedo-Reyes, J. C.; Méndez-Pinzón, H. A. [Thin Films Group, Physics Department, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cr. 7 No. 43-82, Ed. 53, Lab. 414, Bogotá, D.C. (Colombia); Pedroza-Rodríguez, A. M. [Microbiology Department, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cr. 7 No. 43-82, Ed. 51, Lab. 101, Bogotá, D.C. (Colombia)

    2014-05-15

    In order to determine the optimal conditions for the growth of high-quality 250 nm-SiO{sub 2} colloidal crystals by the vertical convective self-assemble method, the Design of Experiments (DoE) methodology is applied. The influence of the evaporation temperature, the volume fraction, and the pH of the colloidal suspension is studied by means of an analysis of variance (ANOVA) in a 3{sup 3} factorial design. Characteristics of the stacking lattice of the resulting colloidal crystals are determined by scanning electron microscopy and angle-resolved transmittance spectroscopy. Quantitative results from the statistical test show that the temperature is the most critical factor influencing the quality of the colloidal crystal, obtaining highly ordered structures with FCC stacking lattice at a growth temperature of 40°C.

  11. Fabrication of FCC-SiO2 colloidal crystals using the vertical convective self-assemble method

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    In order to determine the optimal conditions for the growth of high-quality 250 nm-SiO2 colloidal crystals by the vertical convective self-assemble method, the Design of Experiments (DoE) methodology is applied. The influence of the evaporation temperature, the volume fraction, and the pH of the colloidal suspension is studied by means of an analysis of variance (ANOVA) in a 33 factorial design. Characteristics of the stacking lattice of the resulting colloidal crystals are determined by scanning electron microscopy and angle-resolved transmittance spectroscopy. Quantitative results from the statistical test show that the temperature is the most critical factor influencing the quality of the colloidal crystal, obtaining highly ordered structures with FCC stacking lattice at a growth temperature of 40°C

  12. Analysis of the fluid-bed stability of FCC catalysts at high temperature in terms of bed elasticity

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    Paola Lettieri; Luca Mazzer

    2008-01-01

    The effect of temperature on the fluid-bed stability of three FCC catalysts has been analyzed through considerations on fluid-bed elasticity. Experimental findings on the effect of temperature on the elasticity modulus at minimum bubbling conditions, (E)mb, were analyzed using the hydrodynamic fluid-bed stability model developed by Foscolo and Gibilaro (1984) and adopting the interparticle-forces-based stability criterion developed by Mutsers and Rietema (1977). For both models, the parameters which control changes in (E)mb with temperature are discussed, in order to establish the origin of the fluid-bed elasticity and analyze the ability of these models to discriminate between the relative importance of the hydrodynamic and interparticle forces on the stability of the fluidized catalysts.

  13. Elastic modulus of F.C.C. and B.C.C crystals investigated by a statistical moment method at low temperature range

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    In our past studies, we used the moment method to investigate the elastic moduli of anharmonic fcc and bcc crystals. The present paper shows more accurate results. These results are applied to a wide numbers of metals at low temperature range. (author)

  14. Influences of xTi/xAl on atomic states, lattice constants and potential-energy planes of ordered FCC TiAl-type alloys

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    Based on the framework of systematic science of alloys, the basic information about states, volumes and potential energies of characteristic atoms in FCC Ti-Al system has been determined. For ordered FCC TiAl type alloys, the functions of the atomic states, atomic potential energies, cohesive energies, atomic volumes, the lattice constants and axis ratio c/a' varying with concentrations have also been established. The extreme points of curves v∼xAl,a∼xAl and c/a'∼xAl are all at the xAl=70%. When xTi/xAl=1, ψ(FCC TiAl)=ψ8Ti+ψ4Al=[Ar](3dn)0.125(3dc)2.7125(4sc)0.55(4sf)0.6125+[Ne] (3sc)1.789(3pc)0.75(3sf+3pf)0.454, calculated lattice constants a'=0.39954 nm, c=0.40777 nm, c/a'=1.0206, which are in good agreement with experimental values. When xTi/xAl>1, ψ8Ti atoms decrease and ψ7Ti, ψ6Ti ... atoms appear in succession with the increase of xTi; ψ4Al atoms decrease and ψ3Al, ψ2Al ... atoms appear one after another. Because the influence of the change of Ti atomic states exceeds that of the change of Al atomic states, rich Ti-FCC TiAl alloys have larger atomic volumes, larger lattice constants, c/a' much closer to unity and comparatively good ductility, though the stability of FCC lattice is reduced. When xTi/xAlAl, the atomic states ψ8Ti and ψ4Al changes in the direction opposite to the case with xTi/xAl>1. Thus, ordered rich Al-FCC TiAl alloys have smaller atomic volumes, smaller lattice constants, larger c/a' which depart further from unity and poorer ductility, and there is an increase of stability for the FCC lattice.

  15. Temperature-dependent phase separation during annealing of Ge2Sb2Te5 thin films in vacuum

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    Thermal stability of 100 nm Ge2Sb2Te5 thin film during annealing from room temperature to 240 °C inside a UHV chamber was studied in situ by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ex situ by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Ge species are found to diffuse preferentially to the surface when GST film is annealed from 25 °C to 100 °C. This process is accompanied by a change of phase whereby the amorphous film completely becomes face-center-cubic (FCC) phase at 100 °C. From 100 °C to 200 °C, both Sb and Te species are observed to diffuse more to the surface. The FCC phase is partially changed into hexagonal-close-pack (HCP) phase at 200 °C. At 220 °C, FCC phase is completely transformed into HCP phase. Loss of Sb and Te are also detected from the surface and this is attributed to desorption due to their high vapor pressures. At 240 °C, Sb and Te species are found to have desorbed completely from the surface, and leave behind Ge-rich 3D droplets on the surface. The separation of Ge2Sb2Te5 into Sb,Te-rich phase and Ge-rich phase is thus the main mechanism to account for the failure of Ge2Sb2Te5-based phase change memory devices under thermal stress.

  16. Phase diagram of the Gaussian-core model.

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    Prestipino, Santi; Saija, Franz; Giaquinta, Paolo V

    2005-05-01

    We trace with high numerical accuracy the phase diagram of the Gaussian-core model, a classical system of point particles interacting via a Gaussian-shaped, purely repulsive potential. This model, which provides a reliable qualitative description of the thermal behavior of interpenetrable globular polymers, is known to exhibit a polymorphic fcc-bcc transition at low densities and reentrant melting at high densities. Extensive Monte Carlo simulations, carried out in conjunction with accurate calculations of the solid free energies, lead to a thermodynamic scenario that is partially modified with respect to previous knowledge. In particular, we find that: (i) the fluid-bcc-fcc triple-point temperature is about one third of the maximum freezing temperature; (ii) upon isothermal compression, the model exhibits a fluid-bcc-fcc-bcc-fluid sequence of phases in a narrow range of temperatures just above the triple point. We discuss these results in relation to the behavior of star-polymer solutions and of other softly repulsive systems. PMID:16089510

  17. Searching for high magnetization density in bulk Fe: the new metastable Fe₆ phase.

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    Umemoto, Koichiro; Himmetoglu, Burak; Wang, Jian-Ping; Wentzcovitch, Renata M; Cococcioni, Matteo

    2015-01-14

    We report the discovery of a new allotrope of iron by first principles calculations. This phase has Pmn2(1) symmetry, a six-atom unit cell (hence the name Fe6), and the highest magnetization density (Ms) among all the known crystalline phases of iron. Obtained from the structural optimizations of the Fe3C-cementite crystal upon carbon removal, Pmn2(1) Fe6 is shown to result from the stabilization of a ferromagnetic FCC phase, further strained along the Bain path. Although metastable from 0 to 50 GPa, the new phase is more stable at low pressures than the other well-known HCP and FCC allotropes and smoothly transforms into the FCC phase under compression. If stabilized to room temperature, for example, by interstitial impurities, Fe6 could become the basis material for high Ms rare-earth-free permament magnets and high-impact applications such as light-weight electric engine rotors or high-density recording media. The new phase could also be key to explaining the enigmatic high Ms of Fe16N2, which is currently attracting intense research activity. PMID:25425567

  18. Phase separation and nanocrystal formation in Al-based metallic glasses

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    Nanocrystallization in a group of Al-RE and Al-RE-TM (RE = rare earth, TM = transition metal) melt-spun amorphous alloys was studied using in situ small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering techniques (SAXS/WAXS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The SAXS/WAXS measurements were carried out during isothermal annealing at temperatures close to crystallization point. A continuously growing interference maximum shifting progressively toward lower angles was found to develop in SAXS regime. Simultaneously taken WAXS spectra reveal formation of the primary fcc-Al nanocrystalline phase. The presence of the SAXS signal maximum indicates the spatial correlation between the compositional fluctuations. The peak position decay is an evidence of an increase of the fluctuation spacing characteristic for the coarsening stage of phase separation. The SAXS/WAXS data analysis indicates that amorphous phase decomposition triggers and controls the fcc-Al nanocrystalline phase formation. The glassy phase initially decomposes into Al-rich and RE-rich regions with typical lengths scale of about 10 nm. The nanocrystals nucleate preferentially inside the Al-rich amorphous regions and their growth is constrained by the region size because of the sluggish atomic diffusion in the RE-rich zones. A different crystallization mechanism is demonstrated in Al-Y-Ni-Co glass where WAXS spectra show formation of the fcc-Al primary phase but no interference peak in SAXS regime was found

  19. Phase Transition of Iron-Platinum Nanoparticles Prepared in Water-In-Oil Microemulsions

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    Hyie, Koay Mei; Yaacob, Iskandar Idris

    2009-06-01

    FePt nanoparticles were successfully prepared in water-in-oil microemulsions. Two different atmospheric conditions were used during annealing—argon and forming gas (95% argon+5% hydrogen). X-ray diffraction (XRD) result showed that fcc FePt nanoparticles annealed in forming gas atmosphere transformed into Pt3Fe phase. However, the as-synthesized fcc FePt could not be transformed to other phase in argon gas atmosphere. Variation of water/surfactant (w) ratio of 0.3, 0.5 and 0.65 were also investigated in order to produce fct FePt nanoparticles. After annealing at 700° C in forming gas atmosphere, FePt nanoparticles produced using w of 0.5 transformed into the ordered face centered tetragonal (fct) FePt structure while the nanoparticles formed using w of 0.3 and 0.65 turned into Pt3Fe phase.

  20. A new nanoscale metastable iron phase in carbon steels.

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    Liu, Tianwei; Zhang, Danxia; Liu, Qing; Zheng, Yanjun; Su, Yanjing; Zhao, Xinqing; Yin, Jiang; Song, Minghui; Ping, Dehai

    2015-01-01

    Metastable ω phase is common in body-centred cubic (bcc) metals and alloys, including high-alloying steels. Recent theoretical calculations also suggest that the ω structure may act as an intermediate phase for face-centred cubic (fcc)-to-bcc transformation. Thus far, the role of the ω phase played in fcc-bcc martensitic transformation in carbon steels has not been reported. In previous investigations on martensitic carbon steels, extra electron diffraction spots were frequently observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and these spots were historically ascribed to the diffraction arising from either internal twins or carbides. In this paper, an intensive TEM investigation revealed that the extra spots are in fact attributed to the metastable ω phase in particle-like morphology with an overall size of several or dozens of nanometres. The strict orientation relationships between the ω phase and the ferrite matrix are in good agreement with those of the hexagonal (P6/mmm) ω phase in other bcc metals and alloys. The identification of the ω phase as well as the extra diffraction spots might provide a clue to help understand the physical mechanism of martensitic transformation in steels. PMID:26503890

  1. Phase stabilities and spinodal decomposition in the Cr1-xAl xN system studied by ab initio LDA and thermodynamic modeling: Comparison with the Ti1-xAl xN and TiN/Si3N4 systems

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    The total energies and lattice constants of binary hexagonal close-packed (hcp)- and face-centered cubic (fcc)-CrN, AlN and ternary Cr0.5Al0.5N phases are calculated using the Vienna Ab-initio Simulation Program. The calculated total energies of the structures are then used to calculate the lattice stabilities of binary hcp- and fcc-CrN and AlN, and the interaction parameters of the ternary hcp- and fcc-Cr1-xAl xN solution phases. These results are used in the sublattice thermodynamic model to construct the Gibbs free energy diagram of the immiscible quasi-binary CrN-AlN system at different temperatures. Based on these results, we discuss the relative phase stability of the metastable ternary hcp- and fcc-Cr1-xAl xN solid solutions over the entire range of compositions. The predictions are compared with and supported by the published results from physical and chemical vapor deposition experiments. The constructed Gibbs free energy diagrams show that metastable fcc-Cr1-xAl xN coatings may undergo spinodal decomposition into coherent fcc-CrN and fcc-AlN, but there is a relatively large barrier for a direct formation of the stable hcp-AlN. A comparison with the Ti1-xAl xN and TiN-Si3N4 systems shows that the phase segregation will be more difficult and, therefore, the solid solution more stable in the Cr1-xAl xN case

  2. Beam steerable IR-UWB antenna array with FCC-compliant impulse generators

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    Schleicher, Bernd; Leib, Mario; Menzel, Wolfgang; Schumacher, Hermann

    2010-01-01

    A novel method for beam steering with an active ultra-wideband antenna array is presented for impulse-radio ultra-wideband. The antenna array consists of four planar Vivaldi antennas in a collinear arrangement with an impulse generator circuit mounted chip-on-board on each antenna element. The beam steering is done by shifting the phase of the control signals triggering the impulse generators. In the array arrangement a measured beam width of 16° is achieved for an antenna spacing of 4 cm com...

  3. The role of equilibrium volume and magnetism on the stability of iron phases at high pressures

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    The present study provides new insights into the pressure dependence of magnetism by tracking the hybridization between crystal orbitals for pressures up to 600 GPa in the known hcp, bcc and fcc iron. The Birch–Murnaghan equation of state parameters are; bcc: V0 = 11.759 A3/atom, K0 = 177.72 GPa; hcp: V0 = 10.525 A3/atom, K0 = 295.16 GPa; and fcc: V0 = 10.682 A3/atom, K0 = 274.57 GPa. These parameters compare favorably with previous studies. Consistent with previous studies we find that the close-packed hcp and fcc phases are non-magnetic at pressures above 50 GPa and 60 GPa, respectively. The principal features of magnetism in iron are predicted to be invariant, at least up to ∼6% overextension of the equilibrium volume. Our results predict that magnetism for overextended fcc iron disappears via an intermediate spin state. This feature suggests that overextended lattices can be used to stabilize particular magnetic states. The analysis of the orbital hybridization shows that the magnetic bcc structure at high pressures is stabilized by splitting the majority and minority spin bands. The bcc phase is found to be magnetic at least up to 600 GPa; however, magnetism is insufficient to stabilize the bcc phase itself, at least at low temperatures. Finally, the analysis of the orbital contributions to the total energy provides evidence that non-magnetic hcp and fcc phases are likely more stable than bcc at core earth pressures. (paper)

  4. High-temperature γ (FCC/γ′ (L12 Co-Al-W based superalloys

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Interim results from the development of a polycrystalline Co-Al-W based superalloy are presented. Cr has been added to provide oxidation resistance and Ni has then been added to widen and stabilise the γ′ phase field. The alloy presented has a solvus of 1010 °C and a density of 8.7 g cm−3. The room temperature flow stress is over 1000 MPa and this reduces dramatically above 800 °C. The flow stress anomaly is observed. A microstructure with both ∼ 50 nm γ′ produced on cooling and larger 100–200 nm γ′ can be obtained. Isothermal oxidation at 800 °C in air for 200 h gave a mass gain of 0.96 mg cm−2. After hot deformation in the 650–850 °C temperature range, both anti phase boundaries (APBs and stacking faults could be observed. An APB energy of 71 mJ m−2 was measured, which is comparable to that found in commercial nickel superalloys.

  5. A new high pressure and temperature equation of state of fcc cobalt

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    Armentrout, Matthew M.; Kavner, Abby [Department of Earth and Space Science, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

    2015-11-21

    The high pressure and temperature equation of state of cobalt metal in the face-centered cubic phase was measured up to 57 GPa and 2400 K using the laser heated diamond anvil cell in conjunction with synchrotron X-ray diffraction. The measured region is bisected by a ferromagnetic to paramagnetic transition across the Curie temperature necessitating use of an equation of state that incorporates a 2nd order phase transition within its formalism. A third order Birch-Murnaghan equation of state with a Mie-Grüneisen-Debye thermal correction and a Hillert-Jarl magnetic correction is employed to describe the data above and below the Curie temperature. We find best fit parameters of V{sub 0} = 6.753 (fixed) cm{sup 3}/mol, K{sub 0} = 196 (3) GPa, K′ = 4.7 (2), γ{sub 0} = 2.00 (11), q = 1.3 (5), and θ{sub 0} = 385 K (fixed)

  6. Synthesis, phase transformation, and hydrogen storage properties of ball-milled TiV{sub 0.9}Mn{sub 1.1}

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    Huot, J. [Physics Department and Institut de Recherche sur l' Hydrogene, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, 3351, Boul. Des Forges, Trois-Rivieres, Que. G9A 5H7 (Canada)], E-mail: jacques.huot@uqtr.ca; Enoki, H.; Akiba, E. [Energy Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, AIST Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan)

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    The milling of body centered cubic (BCC) Laves phase-related alloy of composition TiV{sub 0.9}Mn{sub 1.1} was performed using a planetary mill under inert atmosphere. Starting materials were arc-melted alloys and elements mixtures. The arc-melted alloy consisted of two phases: the C14 Laves phase and a BCC solid solution. It was found that milling of the arc-melted alloy resulted in the disappearance of the C14 Laves phase and the formation of a face centered cubic (FCC) solid solution phase in addition to the BCC solid solution. Milling the pure elements also produced a mixture of FCC and BCC solid solution phases. Extensive milling resulted in a total loss of hydrogen capacity.

  7. Formation of nanoglobules with core–shell structure by liquid phase separation in Fe–Cu–Zr–B immiscible alloy

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    Nagase, Takeshi, E-mail: t-nagase@uhvem.osaka-u.ac.jp [Research Center for Ultra-High Voltage Electron Microscopy, Osaka University, 7-1, Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1, Yamada-Oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Suzuki, Masanori; Tanaka, Toshihiro [Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1, Yamada-Oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

    2015-01-15

    Highlights: • Nanoglobules with a core–shell structure embedded in a Fe-based amorphous phase were investigated. • Fcc Cu nanocrystalline core was covered by a B-enriched Fe-based amorphous shell in the nanoglobules. • Liquid phase separation and high GFA in Fe–Zr–B alloy system realize the unique emulsion-type structure. - Abstract: The microstructure of nanoglobules with a core–shell structure embedded in an Fe–Zr–B-based amorphous phase by liquid phase separation was investigated in an Fe–Cu–Zr–B immiscible alloy. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) studies of the melt-spun ribbon clarified that an fcc Cu nanocrystalline core was covered by a B-enriched Fe-based amorphous shell in the nanoglobules.

  8. CRYSTALLISATION KINETICS AND PHASE TRANSFORMATION BEHAVIOUR OF ELECTROLESS NICKEL-PHOSPHORUS DEPOSIT WITH 6-9wt% PHOSPHORUS CONTENT

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    K.G. Keong; W. Sha; S. Malinov

    2001-01-01

    Crystallisation kinetic and phase transformation behaviour of the electroless nicke l-phosphorus deposit with 6-9wt% phosphorus content were studied. The deposit washeated in the differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) apparatus to 300℃ 800℃ at20℃/rain, followed by the X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The sequence of cwstallisation process was: mixture of amorphous and microcrystalline nickel phases →intermediate metastable, f.c.c, nickel and stable Ni3P phasesf.c.c, nickel and sta-ble Ni3P phases. Preferred orientation of nickel { 200} plane was developed after theheating processes. Activation energy of crystallisation process was determined fromthe DSC analyses at 5-50℃/min. Crystallisation temperatures were found increasedwith increasing heating rate.

  9. Formation of nanoglobules with core–shell structure by liquid phase separation in Fe–Cu–Zr–B immiscible alloy

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    Highlights: • Nanoglobules with a core–shell structure embedded in a Fe-based amorphous phase were investigated. • Fcc Cu nanocrystalline core was covered by a B-enriched Fe-based amorphous shell in the nanoglobules. • Liquid phase separation and high GFA in Fe–Zr–B alloy system realize the unique emulsion-type structure. - Abstract: The microstructure of nanoglobules with a core–shell structure embedded in an Fe–Zr–B-based amorphous phase by liquid phase separation was investigated in an Fe–Cu–Zr–B immiscible alloy. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) studies of the melt-spun ribbon clarified that an fcc Cu nanocrystalline core was covered by a B-enriched Fe-based amorphous shell in the nanoglobules

  10. Arrangements of Interstitial Atoms in fcc Fe-C and Fe-N Solid Solutions

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    The distribution of C and N atoms in the octahedral interstitial sites of the face-centred-cubic austenite phase of the Fe-C and the Fe-N alloys is controversial. In this work, Moessbauer experiments, the quasichemical approximation, the hard-blocking excluded-sites model, the chemical activity data, electron charge calculations and Monte Carlo simulations have been combined to advance in its understanding. A database is developed, with analyses of Moessbauer spectra using models assuming either ordered or random distributions of the interstitial atoms in the interstices around an Fe atom. The data are compared as a function the fraction of occupied sites, and various striking differences between Fe-N and Fe-C alloys are discussed. The experimental trends are confronted with predictions of combined theoretical approaches.

  11. Determination of Mg2Si Second Phase Orientation in AlMgSi1 Alloy Using Electron Diffraction Method

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    Orientation of Mg2Si second phase in the AIMgS1 alloy has been determined using electron diffraction method. The AIMgSi1 sample preparation was prepared by introducing the heating process on the temperature of 4000 within 3 hours. This was then gradually cooled and formed to be thin foil. The instrument used was transmission electron microscope (TEM) using a certain electron diffraction at the position of 110 and 160 angles also at another position of free angle. The diffraction patterns at 110 show that Mg2Si second phase structure is hexagonal closed packed (HCP) with (011 1) direction and the structure of Al(α) matrix is face center cubic (FCC) with (001) direction. In the other hand the diffraction at 160 indicates that structure of Mg2Si second phase is hexagonal closed packed (HCP) with (12 13) direction and that of AI(α) matrix is face center cubic (FCC) with (013) direction. The pattern of free angle diffraction at another position show the structure of Mg2Si second phase is hexagonal closed packed (HCP) with (2 423) direction and that of AI(α) matrix is face center cubic (FCC ) with (013) direction. The result of three superimposed diffraction's standard projection of both Mg2Si second phase and AI(α) matrix revealed that was not any coincided planes. Hence the property of phase in between Mg2Si second phase and AI(α) matrix is non coherent

  12. New FCC Mg–Zr and Mg–Zr–ti deuterides obtained by reactive milling

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    Results for binary Mg–Zr and ternary Mg–Zr–Ti mixtures ball milled at room temperature under reactive deuterium atmosphere (5.6–6.7 MPa) are reported. X-ray and neutron powder diffraction combined with Rietveld refinements show that two new cubic phases were formed during milling. Mg0.40Zr0.60D1.78 and Mg0.40Zr0.26Ti0.34D1.98 crystallize with disordered face centered cubic metal atom arrangements. Results of differential scanning calorimetry and termogravimetric measurements demonstrate that both deuterides desorb deuterium at lower temperatures than MgD2, ZrD2 or TiD2; 528 and 575 K in the Mg–Zr–D and Mg–Zr–Ti–D system, respectively. Interestingly, Mg0.40Zr0.26Ti0.34D1.98 stores deuterium reversibly at 673 K and 10 MPa of D2. - Graphical abstract: High resolution SR-PXD patterns obtained for Mg0.40Zr0.60D1.78 and first time reported Mg0.40Zr0.26Ti0.34D1.98. - Highlights: • Synthesis and characterization of Mg0.40Zr0.60D1.78 and Mg0.40Zr0.26Ti0.34D1.98. • New deuterides obtained by milling under H2 gas pressure in the order of a few MPa. • Phases desorb deuterium at temperature lower than corresponding binary deuterides. • Mg0.40Zr0.26Ti0.34D1.98 stores hydrogen reversibly at 673 K and 10 MPa of D2

  13. bcc cobalt: Metastable phase or forced structure?

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    Liu, Amy Y.; Singh, David J.

    1993-05-01

    General potential linearized augmented plane wave calculations of the elastic and magnetic properties of body-centered-cubic (bcc) Co are presented and discussed. Particular attention is given to the nature of the stability of bcc Co films that have been grown epitaxially on GaAs substrates. The bcc structural phase of Co, which is not found in nature, is calculated to be unstable with respect to a tetragonal distortion that transforms it continuously into the face-centered-cubic (fcc) phase. This means that bcc Co is not a true metastable phase of bulk Co. The thinner films of bcc Co that have been synthesized are more properly termed forced structures. We speculate that the few existing thick (up to 357 Å) samples of bcc Co are stabilized by the presence of impurities or other defects. This is further supported by discrepancies between the measured and calculated magnetic moments in bcc Co.

  14. Probing Anomalous WW γ and WWZ Couplings with Polarized Electron Beam at the LHeC and FCC-Ep Collider

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    Turk Cakir, I; Tasci, A T; Cakir, O

    2016-01-01

    We study the anomalous WWγ and WWZ couplings by calculating total cross sections of two processes at the LHeC with electron beam energy Ee=140 GeV and the proton beam energy Ep=7 TeV, and at the FCC-ep collider with the polarized electron beam energy Ee=80 GeV and the proton beam energy Ep=50 TeV. At the LHeC with electron beam polarization, we obtain the results for the difference of upper and lower bounds as (0.975, 0.118) and (0.285, 0.009) for the anomalous (∆κγ, λγ) and (∆κz, λz) couplings, respectively. As for FCC-ep collider, these bounds are obtained as (1.101, 0.065) and (0.320, 0.002) at an integrated luminosity of Lint=100 fb-1.

  15. 多产异构烷烃的催化裂化工艺的研究%A MODIFIED FCC PROCESS FOR MAXIMIZING ISOPARAFFINS (MIP) IN CRACKED NAPHTHA

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    许友好; 张久顺; 龙军; 何鸣元; 许辉

    2003-01-01

    A concept of two different reaction zones was proposed based on the FCC reaction mechanism. The concept was used to design a novel reactor with corresponding operation measures. Experiments were conducted on the newly designed pilot-plant riser reactor. In comparison with the conventional FCC at relatively equivalent conversion, the pilot-plant test results showed that the olefin content in the cracked naphtha dropped by 12.4%, and both contents of iso-paraffin and aromatic increased by 6%, and its MON increased by 1.3 units while maintaining the RON of the naphtha unchanged, and its sulfur content reduced by 15% with a significant extension of its induction period for Shengli VGO+VR. The run test results of commercial trial were conformable with the results of pilot-plant test.

  16. Analytic formulations for one-dimensional decay of rectangular homoepitaxial islands during coarsening on anisotropic fcc (110) surfaces

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    Wang, Chi-Jen; Han, Yong; Walen, Holly; Russell, Selena M.; Thiel, Patricia A.; Evans, James W.

    2013-10-01

    Submonolayer homoepitaxial fcc (110) systems display behavior reflecting strong anisotropy at lower temperatures, including one-dimensional decay during Ostwald ripening of rectangular islands maintaining constant width in the (001) direction. To appropriately describe this behavior, we first develop a refined continuum Burton-Cabrera-Frank formalism, which accounts for a lack of equilibration of island shape and importantly also for inhibited incorporation of adatoms at almost-faceted (1¯10) island edges through effective kinetic coefficients. This formalism is shown to describe accurately the adatom diffusion fluxes between islands and thus island evolution for a complex experimental island configuration, as confirmed by matching results from realistic atomistic simulations for this configuration. This approach also elucidates basic dependencies of flux on island geometry and temperature. Second, a further refinement is presented incorporating separate terrace and edge adatom density fields either in a continuum setting or alternatively in a spatially discrete diffusion equation setting. The second approach allows more flexibility and accuracy in accounting for edge-diffusion kinetics including corner rounding, a lack of equilibration of the edge adatom density at (1¯10) island edges, and the effect of rare kinks on (1¯10) island edges. Finally and significantly, it suggests facile two-way corner rounding at the island periphery during island decay, contrasting the previous picture.

  17. The modeling of quadratic B-splines surfaces for the tomographic reconstruction in the FCC- type-riser

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    The 3D tomography reconstruction has been a profitable alternative in the analysis of the FCC-type- riser (Fluid Catalytic Cracking), for appropriately keeping track of the sectional catalyst concentration distribution in the process of oil refining. The method of tomography reconstruction proposed by M. Azzi and colleagues (1991) uses a relatively small amount of trajectories (from 3 to 5) and projections (from 5 to 7) of gamma rays, a desirable feature in the industrial process tomography. Compared to more popular methods, such as the FBP (Filtered Back Projection), which demands a much higher amount of gamma rays projections, the method by Azzi et al. is more appropriate for the industrial process, where the physical limitations and the cost of the process require more economical arrangements. The use of few projections and trajectories facilitates the diagnosis in the flow dynamical process. This article proposes an improvement in the basis functions introduced by Azzi et al., through the use of quadratic B-splines functions. The use of B-splines functions makes possible a smoother surface reconstruction of the density distribution, since the functions are continuous and smooth. This work describes how the modeling can be done. (author)

  18. A study on irradiation hardening and deformation characteristics of ion-irradiated fcc and metals by using nanoindentation test

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    The nanoindentation test is carried out to evaluate irradiation hardening and deformation characteristics of ion-irradiated bcc and fcc metals. The specimens are irradiated at 60 .deg. C up to the fluence of 0.15dpa and 1.5dpa by utilizing 8MeV Fe+4 ions. The hardness values show depth dependent profiles from the irradiated specimen surface. In L/D and D plot, the pop-in phenomenon is able to estimate radiation defects at the peak displacement damage depth and irradiation hardening due to radiation-induced defects. The result of the hardness ratio increasing with doses means dose dependence of irradiation hardening in all specimens, before and after irradiation. The derivative of the load-to-depth ratio, d(L/D)/dD, is evaluated for the depth-dependent deformation characteristics in irradiated specimens. This profile shows that the depth of the peak plastic deformation is 0.01 - 0.02 times smaller than that of the peak displacement damage calculated by TRIM98 code and the peak value of the deformation parameter moves to the specimen surface with increasing doses

  19. Diffusion of a self-interstitial atom in an ultrathin fcc film bonded to a rigid substrate

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    Shodja, Hossein M.; Tabatabaei, Maryam; Pahlevani, Ladan; Ostadhossein, Alireza

    2013-04-01

    The determination of the interstitial sites and saddle points corresponding to the diffusion of an interstitial atom in ultrathin face-centered cubic (fcc) film is of particular interest. The outcome is strongly influenced not only by the orientation of the free surface but also by the location of the defect with respect to the free surface and film-rigid substrate interface. In this article, an atomic-scale simulation is conducted to analyze the effects of depth on the out-of-plane interstitial mechanism of diffusion. To ensure reasonable accuracy and numerical convergence, the atomic interaction up to the second-nearest neighbor is considered. The ab initio examination of the above-mentioned problem associated with thin films requires a large supercell and is computationally time consuming. However, for the sake of demonstration, the values of the barrier height energy pertinent to a diffusing self-interstitial atom in the bulk material are computed using both the first principles density functional theory (DFT) and the developed technique, indicating reasonable correspondence.

  20. High-throughput prediction of activation energy for impurity diffusion in fcc metals of Group I and VIII

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    Zeng, Yingzhi, E-mail: zengyz@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg; Bai, Kewu, E-mail: baikw@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg

    2015-03-05

    Highlights: • Develop high-throughput method for diffusion activation prediction and assessment. • Predict new diffusion activation energies of 298 binary systems. • Derive a linear relationship for diffusion activation energy in above systems. • The method can be extended to study impurity diffusion in other complex structures. - Abstract: We develop a high-throughput calculation method that rigorously mines correlations embodied within experimental data and use it to direct quantum mechanical techniques efficiently toward the diffusion activation predictions and assessments. The new diffusion activation energies data of 298 binary systems, covering six faced-centered cubic (fcc) host metals of Group I (Cu, Ag, Au) and Group VIII (Fe, Co, Ni) and 76 elements of periods of 3, 4, 5 and 6, are predicted in this work. Furthermore, a new analytic expression, derived from data-mining, has been developed, which sheds light on the delicate relationship between diffusion activation energy and materials fundamental properties. The present approach can be extended to study the impurity diffusion in metal alloys of other complex structures where diffusion activation energies are difficult to obtain from first-principles calculation due to the complex diffusion mechanism. The present results could be used to provide useful data for other material simulation techniques such as CALPHAD or facilitate the choice of materials for technological applications.

  1. High-throughput prediction of activation energy for impurity diffusion in fcc metals of Group I and VIII

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    Highlights: • Develop high-throughput method for diffusion activation prediction and assessment. • Predict new diffusion activation energies of 298 binary systems. • Derive a linear relationship for diffusion activation energy in above systems. • The method can be extended to study impurity diffusion in other complex structures. - Abstract: We develop a high-throughput calculation method that rigorously mines correlations embodied within experimental data and use it to direct quantum mechanical techniques efficiently toward the diffusion activation predictions and assessments. The new diffusion activation energies data of 298 binary systems, covering six faced-centered cubic (fcc) host metals of Group I (Cu, Ag, Au) and Group VIII (Fe, Co, Ni) and 76 elements of periods of 3, 4, 5 and 6, are predicted in this work. Furthermore, a new analytic expression, derived from data-mining, has been developed, which sheds light on the delicate relationship between diffusion activation energy and materials fundamental properties. The present approach can be extended to study the impurity diffusion in metal alloys of other complex structures where diffusion activation energies are difficult to obtain from first-principles calculation due to the complex diffusion mechanism. The present results could be used to provide useful data for other material simulation techniques such as CALPHAD or facilitate the choice of materials for technological applications

  2. Employing fly ash and FCC catalyser waste in recovering chrome (III from liquid effluent emitted by tanneries

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    Jeceny Amaya

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The present work studies the possibility of using two solid industrial wastes TERMOPAIPA's fly ash and ECOPETROL's alkaline hydrothermal treatments for obtaining zeolytic structures having better propierties; waste catalyser was calcined for eliminatin surface coke. Solids were characterised following treatment including DRX, BET area and CEC. A colorimetric method was standardised for determining chrome in solution; a response surface experimental design was implemented for finding optimum removal conditions. The most efficient adsorbent was fly ash treated with increased NaOH concentration; optimum condictions for removing chrome were: 58 minutes at 36ºC, 5.9 pH and 31% w/v solid removal. When reused, it was found that the two batches of treated fly ash became saturated following 6 cycles of use, whilst original ash and FCC Catalyser became saturated the second time they were used. Four de-absorbent agents were used for recovering chrome from adsorbent product H2SO4 0.6M being the best. Field trials showed that removal efficiency became reduced by the effect of other contaminantsm depending on the solution's initial concentration.

  3. Proposal to negotiate a collaboration agreement related to the application of novel cavity fabrication techniques and Nb/Cu sputter coating technology in the field of superconducting RF for the Future Circular Collider (FCC) study

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    2015-01-01

    Proposal to negotiate a collaboration agreement related to the application of novel cavity fabrication techniques and Nb/Cu sputter coating technology in the field of superconducting RF for the Future Circular Collider (FCC) study

  4. Proposal to negotiate three collaboration agreements in the context of the Future Circular Collider Study (FCC) concerning the development of HTS coated tapes integrated into the beam screen for impedance mitigation

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    2016-01-01

    Proposal to negotiate three collaboration agreements in the context of the Future Circular Collider Study (FCC) concerning the development of HTS coated tapes integrated into the beam screen for impedance mitigation

  5. New FCC Mg–Zr and Mg–Zr–ti deuterides obtained by reactive milling

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    Guzik, Matylda N., E-mail: matylda.guzik@ife.no; Deledda, Stefano; Sørby, Magnus H.; Yartys, Volodymyr A.; Hauback, Bjørn C.

    2015-03-15

    Results for binary Mg–Zr and ternary Mg–Zr–Ti mixtures ball milled at room temperature under reactive deuterium atmosphere (5.6–6.7 MPa) are reported. X-ray and neutron powder diffraction combined with Rietveld refinements show that two new cubic phases were formed during milling. Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.60}D{sub 1.78} and Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 0.34}D{sub 1.98} crystallize with disordered face centered cubic metal atom arrangements. Results of differential scanning calorimetry and termogravimetric measurements demonstrate that both deuterides desorb deuterium at lower temperatures than MgD{sub 2}, ZrD{sub 2} or TiD{sub 2}; 528 and 575 K in the Mg–Zr–D and Mg–Zr–Ti–D system, respectively. Interestingly, Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 0.34}D{sub 1.98} stores deuterium reversibly at 673 K and 10 MPa of D{sub 2}. - Graphical abstract: High resolution SR-PXD patterns obtained for Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.60}D{sub 1.78} and first time reported Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 0.34}D{sub 1.98}. - Highlights: • Synthesis and characterization of Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.60}D{sub 1.78} and Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 0.34}D{sub 1.98}. • New deuterides obtained by milling under H{sub 2} gas pressure in the order of a few MPa. • Phases desorb deuterium at temperature lower than corresponding binary deuterides. • Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 0.34}D{sub 1.98} stores hydrogen reversibly at 673 K and 10 MPa of D{sub 2}.

  6. Self-nanoemulsifying performance of two grades of Lauroglycol (Lauroglycol-90 and Lauroglycol-FCC) in the presence of mixed nonionic surfactants.

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    Shakeel, Faiyaz; Haq, Nazrul; Alanazi, Fars K; Alsarra, Ibrahim A

    2014-11-01

    The present study was undertaken to evaluate the impact of various combinations of nonionic surfactants on self-nanoemulsifying performance of two grades of Lauroglycol (Lauroglycol-90 and Lauroglycol-FCC) in glibenclamide (GBN) nanoemulsion. Formulations (L1-L30) were prepared by spontaneous emulsification method. Prepared formulations were subjected to thermodynamic stability and self-nanoemulsification test. Results of thermodynamic stability and self-nanoemulsification tests were confirmed by further characterization of these formulations in terms of droplet size, viscosity, refractive index and % transmittance. Formulations prepared with Labrasol, HCO-60 and Gelucire-44/14 were found to be suitable for self-emulsifying drug delivery system only whereas those prepared with Tween-80 and Cremophor-EL were found to be suitable for self-nanoemulsifying or self-microemulsifying drug delivery system of GBN with respect to Lauroglycol-90 or Lauroglycol-FCC. Formulation L24 (Lauroglycol-FCC/Tween-80/ethanol/water) was optimized as best formulation for self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system of GBN. These results indicated that Tween-80 could be the best surfactant in terms of self-nanoemulsification. PMID:23964928

  7. Diffusion mobilities in the fcc{sub A}1 Cu-Si, Al-Si and Al-Cu-Si alloys

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    Cao, Dachun [School of Mechanical Engineering, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan Province 411105 (China); Liu, Ya [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Changzhou University, 1 Gehu Road, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province 213164 (China); Su, Xuping, E-mail: sxping@cczu.edu.cn [School of Mechanical Engineering, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan Province 411105 (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Changzhou University, 1 Gehu Road, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province 213164 (China); Wang, Jianhua; Tu, Hao [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Changzhou University, 1 Gehu Road, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province 213164 (China); Huang, Jianfeng [School of Mechanical Engineering, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan Province 411105 (China)

    2013-02-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The atomic mobilities of fcc Cu-Si, Al-Si and Al-Cu-Si alloys have been assessed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The calculated results agree well with various experimental diffusivities. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The temperature and concentration dependence are taken into consideration. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The mobility parameters obtained can be used to predict many diffusion phenomena. - Abstract: Based on the available thermodynamic parameters and experimental data of self-diffusivity, impurity diffusivity, intrinsic diffusivity, tracer diffusivity and interdiffusivity in the Cu-Si, Al-Si and Al-Cu-Si alloys, the atomic mobilities of Cu, Al and Si in face-centered cubic (fcc{sub A}1) Cu-Si, Al-Si and Al-Cu-Si alloys have been critically assessed as a function of temperature and composition using the CALPHAD-type and DICTRA software package. Comparisons between the calculated and measured coefficients reveal that most of the diffusivities can be reproduced satisfactorily. The obtained mobility parameters can be used to study diffusion-related characteristics for fcc{sub A}1 Cu-Si, Al-Si and Al-Cu-Si alloys.

  8. Comparing the strength of f.c.c. and b.c.c. sub-micrometer pillars: Compression experiments and dislocation dynamics simulations

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    Greer, Julia R. [Department of Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125-8100 (United States)], E-mail: jrgreer@caltech.edu; Weinberger, Christopher R.; Cai, Wei [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4040 (United States)

    2008-10-15

    We compare mechanical strength of f.c.c. gold and b.c.c. molybdenum single crystal pillars of sub-micrometer diameter in uniaxial compression tests. Both crystals show an increase of flow stress with decreasing diameter, but the change is more pronounced in Au than in Mo. The ratio between the observed maximum flow stress and the theoretical strength is much larger in Au pillars than in Mo pillars. Dislocation dynamics simulations also reveal different dislocation behavior in these two metals. While in a f.c.c. crystal a dislocation loop nucleated from the surface simply moves on its glide plane and exits the pillar, in a b.c.c. crystal it can generate multiple new dislocations due to the ease of screw dislocations to change slip planes. We postulate that this difference in dislocation behavior is the fundamental reason for the observed difference in the plastic deformation behavior of f.c.c. and b.c.c. pillars.

  9. Full mass dependence in Higgs boson production in association with jets at the LHC and FCC

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    Greiner, Nicolas; Luisoni, Gionata; Schonherr, Marek; Winter, Jan-Christopher

    2016-01-01

    The first computation of Higgs production in association with three jets at NLO in QCD has recently been performed using the effective theory, where the top quark is treated as an infinitely heavy particle and integrated out. This approach is restricted to the regions in phase space where the typical scales are not larger than the top quark mass. Here we investigate this statement at a quantitative level by calculating the leading-order contributions to the production of a Standard Model Higgs boson in association with up to three jets taking full top-quark and bottom-quark mass dependence into account. We find that the transverse momentum of the hardest particle or jet plays a key role in the breakdown of the effective theory predictions, and that discrepancies can easily reach an order of magnitude for transverse momenta of about 1 TeV. The impact of bottom-quark loops are found to be visible in the small transverse momentum region, leading to corrections of up to 5 percent. We further study the impact of m...

  10. Growth of coronene on (100)- and (111)-surfaces of fcc-crystals

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    Huempfner, Tobias; Sojka, Falko; Forker, Roman; Fritz, Torsten

    2015-09-01

    The growth of coronene thin films is studied via low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) comparing metal substrates with different lattice constants, different surface symmetry, and also with surface passivation, namely Cu(111), Ag(111), Ag(100), and (100)-terminated KCl/Ag(100). In particular, we investigate the evolution of the coronene lattice parameters upon coverage- and temperature-variation. On the pristine metal surfaces we observe disordered phases at low coverage. Further deposition leads to hexagonal arrangement of the molecules. With increasing coverage the lattice constant decreases continuously, whereas on Cu(111) the molecular unit cell additionally rotates w.r.t. the substrate lattice. We also discuss the interaction mechanisms that are responsible for this behavior. Due to the continuous change in the lattice dimensions we observe many incommensurate structures that were stable during our measurements, however the close-packed structures we found were always commensurate. The use of a passivation layer leads to the formation of a bulk-like structure consisting of molecules adsorbed in an upright standing manner which is stable at low temperatures only.

  11. Phase transition in a shock loaded 304 stainless steel

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    Systematic shock recovery experiments have been performed on a Z2 CN 18-10 stainless steel (304 AISI), shocked in a pressure range of 5-13 GPa. The pulse durations lay between 0.1 μs and 2 μs. The phases transformation γ (fcc) to α' (bcc) is studied. The evolution of microstructures, the nucleation and the coalescence of α' phase embryos have been observed by TEM examinations. Quantitative measurements of the α' phase allow to plot diagrams of transformed phase versus shock pressure and pulse duration. Manganin gages allow to know the pressure evolution during the impact. The Olson and Cohen model describes the development of the α' phase versus the plastic deformation. An adaptation of this model has been developed, which describes the development of the α' phase versus shock pressure and pulse duration. Theoretical laws give a good correlation with experimental results

  12. Numerical Modeling of Reactive Multiphase Flow for FCC and Hot Gas Desulfurization Circulating Fluidized Beds

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    2005-07-01

    This work was carried out to understand the behavior of the solid and gas phases in a CFB riser. Only the riser is modeled as a straight pipe. A model with linear algebraic approximation to solids viscosity of the form, {musubs} = 5.34{epsisubs}, ({espisubs} is the solids volume fraction) with an appropriate boundary condition at the wall obtained by approximate momentum balance solution at the wall to acount for the solids recirculation is tested against experimental results. The work done was to predict the flow patterns in the CFB risers from available experimental data, including data from a 7.5-cm-ID CFB riser at the Illinois Institute of Technology and data from a 20.0-cm-ID CFB riser at the Particulate Solid Research, Inc., facility. This research aims at modeling the removal of hydrogen sulfide from hot coal gas using zinc oxide as the sorbent in a circulating fluidized bed and in the process indentifying the parameters that affect the performance of the sulfidation reactor. Two different gas-solid reaction models, the unreacted shrinking core (USC) and the grain model were applied to take into account chemical reaction resistances. Also two different approaches were used to affect the hydrodynamics of the process streams. The first model takes into account the effect of micro-scale particle clustering by adjusting the gas-particle drag law and the second one assumes a turbulent core with pseudo-steady state boundary condition at the wall. A comparison is made with experimental results.

  13. A UNIVERSAL ANALYTIC POTENTIAL-ENERGY FUNCTION BASED ON A PHASE FACTOR

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    C.F. Yu; K. Yan; D.Z. Liu

    2006-01-01

    Using a field equation with a phase factor, a universal analytic potential-energy function applied to the interactions between diatoms or molecules is derived, and five kinds of potential curves of common shapes are obtained adjusting the phase factors. The linear thermal expansion coefficients and Young's moduli of eleven kinds of fuce-centered cubic (fcc) metals - Al, Cu, Ag, etc. Are calculated using the potential-energy function; the computational results are quite consistent with experimental values. Moreover, an analytic relation between the linear thermal expansion coefficients and Young's moduli of fcc metals is given using the potential-energy function. Finally, the force constants of fifty-five kinds of diatomic moleculars with low excitation state are computed using this theory, and they are quite consistent with RKR (Rydberg-Klein-Rees) experimental values.

  14. In-situ Phase Transformation and Deformation of Iron at High Pressure and Temperature

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    Miyagi, Lowell

    2009-01-01

    With a membrane based mechanism to allow for pressure change of a sample in a radial diffraction diamond anvil cell (rDAC) and simultaneous infra-red laser heating, it is now possible to investigate texture changes during deformation and phase transformations over a wide range of temperature-pressure conditions. The device is used to study bcc (alpha), fcc (gamma) and hcp (epislon) iron. In bcc iron, room temperature compression generates a texture characterized by (100) and (111) poles paral...

  15. Effect of Deleterious Phases on Corrosion Resistance of Duplex Stainless Steel (2205)

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    AbdulKadar M. Godil; Hitesh A. Narsia; M. N. Patel; Mr. Paresh U. Haribhakti

    2013-01-01

    Duplex stainless steel is a Ferritic(BCC)-Austenitic(FCC) steel, covers the advantages of both Austenitic and Ferritic Stainless steels. They having good mechanical and corrosion resistance properties are widely used in many industries like chemical plants, refineries for critical equipments such as pressure vessels, heatexchangers, water heaters. Major problem occurs with duplex steels when they are worked or heated above about temperature of 280°C. Detrimental phases like Sigma, Chi, Laves ...

  16. THE CHANGES OF BARRIER ENERGY IN FCC→BCC PHASE TRANSFORMATION BY SHEAR STRESSES

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    Kazanç, Sefa; ÖZGEN, Soner

    2010-01-01

    ABSTRACT The Lattice energy of a cubic nickel crystal has been calculated by using the embedded atom method. The embedding energy has been determined by means of quantum mechanical approximations. The lattice energy changes of the static structure including 864 atoms with Bain  and shear stresses have been obtained. The energies of the fcc and bcc phases caused by Bain stress have been compared. The variation of the barrier energy required for the transition between these structures has ...

  17. Localized surface plasmon behavior of Ag-Cu alloy nanoparticles stabilized by rice-starch and gelatin

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    Singh, Manish Kumar; Mandal, R. K., E-mail: rkmandal.met@itbhu.ac.in [Department of Metallurgical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi and DST Unit on Nanoscience and Technology, BHU, Varanasi-221 005 (India); Manda, Premkumar; Singh, A. K. [DefenceMetallurgical Research Laboratory, KanchanBagh, Hyderabad-500058 (India)

    2015-10-15

    The purpose of this communication was to understand localized surface plasmon behavior of a series of Ag-Cu alloy nanoparticles capped by rice-starch and gelatin. The structures of dried powders were investigated with the help of X-ray diffraction. The analysis revealed Ag-rich and Cu-rich phases with maximum solid solubility of Cu ∼9 atom per cent; 8 atom per cent and Ag ∼ 16 atom per cent; 14 atom per cent in rice-starch and gelatin capped samples respectively. Transmission electron microscope was used for knowing the particle size as well as to supplement FCC phase formations of Ag-rich and Cu-rich solid phases arrived at based on X-ray diffraction studies. The UV-Vis spectra of sols were examined for the formation and stability of alloy nanoparticles. The temporal evolution of LSPR curves gave us to assert that the sol is stable for more than two months. Small angle X-ray scattering in the sol state was extensively utilized to understand nature of suspensions in terms of fractals. Such a study is important for having a correlation between LSPR behaviors with those of nanoparticle dispersion in aqueous media. It is believed that this work will be a contribution to the emerging field of plasmonics that include applications in the area of photophysical processes and photochemical reactions.

  18. Localized surface plasmon behavior of Ag-Cu alloy nanoparticles stabilized by rice-starch and gelatin

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    Singh, Manish Kumar; Manda, Premkumar; Singh, A. K.; Mandal, R. K.

    2015-10-01

    The purpose of this communication was to understand localized surface plasmon behavior of a series of Ag-Cu alloy nanoparticles capped by rice-starch and gelatin. The structures of dried powders were investigated with the help of X-ray diffraction. The analysis revealed Ag-rich and Cu-rich phases with maximum solid solubility of Cu ˜9 atom per cent; 8 atom per cent and Ag ˜ 16 atom per cent; 14 atom per cent in rice-starch and gelatin capped samples respectively. Transmission electron microscope was used for knowing the particle size as well as to supplement FCC phase formations of Ag-rich and Cu-rich solid phases arrived at based on X-ray diffraction studies. The UV-Vis spectra of sols were examined for the formation and stability of alloy nanoparticles. The temporal evolution of LSPR curves gave us to assert that the sol is stable for more than two months. Small angle X-ray scattering in the sol state was extensively utilized to understand nature of suspensions in terms of fractals. Such a study is important for having a correlation between LSPR behaviors with those of nanoparticle dispersion in aqueous media. It is believed that this work will be a contribution to the emerging field of plasmonics that include applications in the area of photophysical processes and photochemical reactions.

  19. Localized surface plasmon behavior of Ag-Cu alloy nanoparticles stabilized by rice-starch and gelatin

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    Manish Kumar Singh

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this communication was to understand localized surface plasmon behavior of a series of Ag-Cu alloy nanoparticles capped by rice-starch and gelatin. The structures of dried powders were investigated with the help of X-ray diffraction. The analysis revealed Ag-rich and Cu-rich phases with maximum solid solubility of Cu ∼9 atom per cent; 8 atom per cent and Ag ∼ 16 atom per cent; 14 atom per cent in rice-starch and gelatin capped samples respectively. Transmission electron microscope was used for knowing the particle size as well as to supplement FCC phase formations of Ag-rich and Cu-rich solid phases arrived at based on X-ray diffraction studies. The UV-Vis spectra of sols were examined for the formation and stability of alloy nanoparticles. The temporal evolution of LSPR curves gave us to assert that the sol is stable for more than two months. Small angle X-ray scattering in the sol state was extensively utilized to understand nature of suspensions in terms of fractals. Such a study is important for having a correlation between LSPR behaviors with those of nanoparticle dispersion in aqueous media. It is believed that this work will be a contribution to the emerging field of plasmonics that include applications in the area of photophysical processes and photochemical reactions.

  20. Microkinetic interpretation of HDS/HYDO selectivity of the transformation of a model FCC gasoline over transition metal sulfides

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    Daudin, A. [UMR CNRS 6503, Catalyse en Chimie Organique, Universite de Poitiers, Faculte des Sciences Fondamentales et Appliquees, 40 Avenue du Recteur Pineau, 86022 Poitiers Cedex (France); IFP-Lyon, Direction Catalyse et Separation, BP 3, 69390 Vernaison (France); Lamic, A.F.; Perot, G.; Brunet, S. [UMR CNRS 6503, Catalyse en Chimie Organique, Universite de Poitiers, Faculte des Sciences Fondamentales et Appliquees, 40 Avenue du Recteur Pineau, 86022 Poitiers Cedex (France); Raybaud, P. [IFP, Direction Chimie et Physico-Chimie Appliquees, 1-4 Av. de Bois Preau, 92858 Rueil Malmaison (France); IFP-Lyon, Direction Catalyse et Separation, BP 3, 69390 Vernaison (France); Bouchy, C. [IFP-Lyon, Direction Catalyse et Separation, BP 3, 69390 Vernaison (France)

    2008-01-15

    The conversion of a model FCC gasoline (composed of 2-methylthiophene (2MT), 2,3-dimethylbut-2-ene (23DMDB2N) and orthoxylene in n-heptane) under realistic hydrodesulfurization (HDS) conditions was investigated over a series of transition monometallic sulfides (Ni{sub 3}S{sub 2}, PdS, Co{sub 9}S{sub 8}, Rh{sub 2}S{sub 3}, RuS{sub 2}, PtS and MoS{sub 2}) and unsupported transition bimetallic sulfide catalysts (NiMoS and CoMoS). The results reveal for the first time that a volcano curve relationship exists between the ab initio calculated sulfur-metal bond energy, E(MS), descriptor of bulk TMS and their activities in olefin hydrogenation and in alkylthiophene desulfurization measured simultaneously. In particular, Rh{sub 2}S{sub 3} with an intermediate sulfur-metal bond energy of 119 kJ/mol is the most active catalyst in both case hydrogenation of the olefin and in HDS of a sulfur compound. Furthermore, the HDS/HYDO selectivity which is the most important parameter in the deep HDS of gasoline, presents a maximum for the NiMoS catalyst with E(MS) of 128 kJ/mol. A microkinetic model based on Broensted-Evans-Polanyi relationships and the competitive adsorption of the sulfur molecule and alkene on the catalytic site is proposed to give a rational interpretation of the experimental catalytic results. (author)

  1. Means And Ends In City Of Arlington v. FCC: Ignoring The Lawyer's Craft to Reshape the Scope of Chevron Deference

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    Michael P. Healy

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available In last year’s term, the United States Supreme Court considered the question of the scope of Chevron deference in City of Arlington v. FCC. This article discusses how the decision is an example of the work of an activist Court. The case should have been resolved by a straight forward determination under the analysis of United States v. Mead that Chevron deference simply did not apply to the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” legal determination. The Court ignored this restrained approach to the case and instead addressed the question the Justices desired to decide: the reach of Chevron deference. The article discusses and criticizes the approach of Justice Scalia writing for the majority and of Chief Justice Roberts writing for three dissenting Justices.Practitioners and scholars of administrative law can only be confused by the Court’s willingness to apply Chevron in City of Arlington, given the informal administrative action being reviewed and the fact that neither reviewing court actually applied each of the two parts of the Mead test. The Court’s flawed administrative law analysis results from the activist concerns of Justice Scalia and Chief Justice Roberts. Justice Scalia uses the case as a vehicle to undermine Mead, a decision that Justice Scalia loathes. Chief Justice Roberts uses the case as a vehicle to advocate for less judicial deference and less law defining power for increasingly powerful agencies. Neither member of the Court allowed the applicable rules of contemporary administrative law to hinder his efforts to achieve his broader goals. Administrative law would have been better served if a properly restrained Court had considered and applied the previously determined rules for judicial review of administrative agencies. 

  2. Microstructural Characterization of Dislocation Networks During Harper-Dorn Creep of fcc, bcc, and hcp Metals and Alloys

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    Przystupa, Marek A.

    2007-12-13

    Harper-Dorn (H-D) creep is observed in metals and geological materials exposed to very low stresses at temperatures close to the melting point. It is one of several types of creep processes wherein the steady-state strain rate is proportional to the applied stress, Nabarro-Herring creep and Coble creep being two other important processes. H-D creep can be somewhat insidious because the creep rates are much larger than those expected for Nabarro-Herring or Coble creep. Since the working conditions of structural components of power plants and propulsion systems, as well as the motion of the earth’s mantle all involve very low stresses, an understanding of the factors controlling H-D creep is critical in preventing failures associated with those higher-than-expected creep rates. The purpose of this investigation was to obtain missing microstructural information on the evolution of the dislocation structures during static annealing of materials with fcc, bcc and hcp structure and use obtained results to test predictive capabilities of the dislocation network theory of H-D creep. In our view the evolutionary processes during static annealing and during Harper-Dorn creep are intimately related. The materials used in this study were fcc aluminum, hcp zinc and bcc tin. All characterizations of dislocation structures, densities and dislocation link length distributions were carried out using the etch pit method. To obtain quantitative information on the evolution of the dislocation networks during annealing the pure fcc aluminum samples were pre-deformed by creep at 913 and 620 K and then annealed. The higher deformation temperature was selected to generate starting dislocation networks similar to those forming during Harper-Dorn creep and the lower, to obtain higher dislocation densities suitable for reliable estimates of the parameters of the network growth law. The measured experimental link length distribution were, after scaling, (1) the same for all annealing

  3. Stability of ordered phases in block copolymer melts and solutions

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    Kell Mortensen

    2008-11-01

    Block copolymer melts and solutions assemble into nanosized objects that order into a variety of phases, depending on molecular parameters and mutual interactions. Beyond the classical phases of lamella ordered sheets, hexagonally ordered cylinders and cubic ordered spheres, the complex bicontinuous gyroid phase and the modulated lamellar phase are observed near the phase boundaries. The stability of these phases has been discussed on the basis of theoretical calculations. Here, we will discuss new experimental results showing that the given ordered phase depends critically on both molecular purity and mechanical treatment of the sample. While a variety of block copolymer micellar systems have been shown to undergo the liquid-to-bcc-to-fcc phase sequence upon varying micellar parameters (or temperature), we find for a purified system a different sequence, namely liquid-to-fcc-to-bcc [1]. The latter sequence is by the way the one predicted for pure block copolymer melts. External fields like shear or stress may also affect the ordered phase. Applying well-controlled large-amplitude oscillatory shear can be used to effectively control the texture of soft materials in the ordered states. As an example, we present results on a body-centred-cubic phase of a block copolymer system, showing how a given texture can be controlled with the application of specific shear rate and shear amplitude [2,3]. Shear may however also affect the thermodynamic ground state, causing shear-induced ordering and disordering (melting), and shear-induced order–order transitions. We will present data showing that the gyroid state of diblock copolymer melts is unstable when exposed to large amplitude/frequency shear, transforming into the hexagonal cylinder phase [4]. The transformation is completely reversible. With the rather slow kinetics in the transformation of copolymer systems, it is possible in detail to follow the complex transformation process, where we find transient ordered

  4. Phase and grain size inhomogeneity and their influences on creep behavior of Co–Cr–Mo alloy additive manufactured by electron beam melting

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    Co–28Cr–6Mo–0.23C–0.17N alloy cylindrical rods were fabricated by electron beam melting (EBM) with cylindrical axes along the build direction. The inhomogeneity in microstructures of the as-fabricated rods and heat-treated rods were investigated, along with the creep behavior of the heat-treated rods, focusing on the influence of microstructural inhomogeneity. Although the constituent phase varied along the build direction in the as-EBM-built rod, from single ε-hexagonal close-packed (hcp) phase in the bottom to single γ-face-centered cubic (fcc) phase in the top, the γ-fcc phase can be kept in a wide range of build height, i.e. ∼40 mm from the top finishing plane. The as-EBM-built rods consisting of both ε phase and γ phase can be transformed into single ε-hcp phase by the aging treatment at 800 °C for 24 h. However, the ε-hcp grain size in the aged rod was heterogeneous along the build height. The grain size increased along the build height at first, then decreased gradually to the position where the phase transitioned from γ-fcc to ε-hcp in the as-EBM-built rod. The grain size was nearly uniform on the top part, which used to be single γ-fcc phase. The values of stress exponent n and apparent activation energy Q were determined to be 5.0 and 365 kJ mol−1, respectively. Intergranular fracture occurred, and fracture nearly always occurred in the homogeneous fine-grain region. The decrease in stacking fault energy with increasing temperature keeps the dislocations expanding and increases the apparent activation energy

  5. Radiographic examination of influence of anion substitution on phase formation, mechanism and temperatures of phase conversion in CuAgSe

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    Full text : Structural conversions in the CuAgSe0.5(S,Te)0.5 were investigated by high temperature roentgen diffractometer method and was shown that, under room temperature CuAgSe0.5S0.5 were diphase. One phase crystallized in the monoclinic structure Cu1.96S, but other one in orthorhombic structure CuAgSe: both of phases turn to the unified FCC phase. Crystals under room temperature are three-phase, one phase crystallized in the orthorhombic structure Cu2Te, but the other one in the orthorhombic structure CuAgSe, the third one their met stable cubic phase. Both orthorhombic phases fewer than 444 K turn to cubic phase

  6. Phase stability of martensitic structures

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    In the first part of the paper the relative stabilities of the different martensitic phases, mainly in Cu-Zn-Al, are compared. It is shown that the differences in enthalpy of formation between the fcc type 3R or 6R and the 9R, 18R or 2H structures are above all due to a lattice distortion which reduces the energy per stacking fault, considering 9R, 18R and 2H as a basic face centered lattice into which faults are introduced on each third or second plane. In the second part the factors are discussed which are important in the relative stabilities not only between the matrix and martensite phases, but also for the equilibrium phases in the noble metal alloys. These are: (i) the vibrational entropy difference ΔS, which is a function mainly of electron concentration e/a. It depends little, if at all, on the special alloy system, on the degree of long range order, or on temperature; (ii) the stability of the average periodic lattice which is a smooth function of e/a, without any indication of nesting effects at intermediate e/a; (iii) the pair interchange energies which depend strongly on the alloy system. They are a function of the pair distance but otherwise are structure independent. They determine most of the enthalpy of formation and simultaneously account for the long range order contribution. (orig.)

  7. Searching for high magnetization density in bulk Fe: the new metastable Fe$_6$ phase

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    Umemoto, Koichiro; Himmetoglu, Burak; Wang, Jian-Ping; Wentzcovitch, Renata M.; Cococcioni, Matteo

    2014-01-01

    We report the discovery of a new allotrope of iron by first principles calculations. This phase has $Pmn2_1$ symmetry, a six-atom unit cell (hence the name Fe$_6$), and the highest magnetization density (M$_s$) among all known crystalline phases of iron. Obtained from the structural optimizations of the Fe$_3$C-cementite crystal upon carbon removal, $Pmn2_1$ Fe$_6$ is shown to result from the stabilization of a ferromagnetic FCC phase, further strained along the Bain path. Although metastable...

  8. Epitaxial transformation of hcp–fcc Ti sublattices during nitriding processes of evaporated-Ti thin films due to nitrogen-implantation

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    Chen, Yu; Feng, Xiaoyi [Department of Metallurgy, Tohoku University, Aramaki-Aza-Aoba 02, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); Kasukabe, Yoshitaka, E-mail: kasukabe@insc.tohoku.ac.jp [Department of Metallurgy, Tohoku University, Aramaki-Aza-Aoba 02, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); Center for International Exchange, Tohoku University, 41 Kawauchi, Sendai 980-8576 (Japan); Yamamoto, Shunya; Yoshikawa, Masahito [Quantum Beam Science Directorate, JAEA, 1233 Watanuki, Takasaki 370-1292 (Japan); Fujino, Yutaka [Center for International Exchange, Tohoku University, 41 Kawauchi, Sendai 980-8576 (Japan)

    2013-11-15

    Highlights: ► Atomistic transformation processes of Ti films due to N-implantation have been clarified. ► The N{sub 2}{sup +} ions with 62 keV are implanted into as-deposited Ti film in the in-situ TEM. ► The hcp-fcc transformation is induced by the shear in the <0 1 · 0> direction on the (<0 0 · 1>) plane. ► The shear is promoted by the forming of covalent bonds and by the weakening of Ti–Ti bonds. -- Abstract: Atomistic transformation processes of Ti films due to N-implantation have been clarified through in-situ observations by using transmission electron microscope (TEM) along with molecular orbital calculations. The N{sub 2}{sup +} ions with 62 keV are implanted into as-deposited Ti films which consist of hcp-Ti and TiH{sub x} with preferred orientations, in the 400 kV analytic high resolution TEM combined with ion accelerators. Thus, titanium nitride (TiN{sub y}) films with preferred orientations are epitaxially formed by the inheritance of partial atomic arrangement of hcp-Ti or TiH{sub x} in as-deposited Ti films and by the occupation of octahedral sites by N atoms, which elucidates that epitaxial transformation of hcp–fcc Ti sublattices occurs. The analysis of electronic structure of Ti films during the implantation clarifies that octahedral sites of hcp-Ti with larger space have lower electron density, which leads to the invasion of N ions into octahedral sites. Thus, the hcp–fcc transformation is induced by the shear in the <0 1 · 0> direction on the (0 0 · 1) plane, promoted by the forming of covalent bonds mainly composed of hybridized orbitals due to combination of Ti3d and N2p orbitals, and by the weakening of Ti–Ti bonds.

  9. Reconstruction of Petroleum Feedstocks by Entropy Maximization. Application to FCC Gasolines Reconstruction de coupes pétrolières par maximisation d’entropie. Application aux essences de FCC

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available In the petroleum industry, the oil fractions are usually complex mixtures containing several hundreds up to several millions of different chemical species. For this reason, even the most powerful analytical tools do not allow to separate and to identify all the species that are present. Hence, petroleum fractions are currently characterized either by using average macroscopic descriptors (density, elemental analyses, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, etc. or by using separative techniques (distillation, gas or liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, etc., which quantify only a limited number of families of molecules however. Reconstruction methods for the petroleum cuts are numerical tools, which allow to evolve towards a molecular detail and which are all based on the following principle: defining simplified but consistent mixtures of chemical compounds from partial analytical data and from expert knowledge of the process under study. Thus, the reconstruction method by entropy maximization, which is proposed in this article, is a recent and powerful technique which allows to determine the molar fractions of a predefined set of chemical compounds by maximizing an entropic criterion and by satisfying the analytical constraints given by the modeler. This approach allows to reduce the number of degrees of freedom from several thousands (corresponding to the molar fractions of the compounds to several tens (corresponding to the Lagrange parameters associated with the analytical constraints and to greatly decrease the CPU time required to perform the calculations. This approach has been successfully applied to reconstruct FCC gasolines by precisely predicting the molecular composition of this type of feedstocks from a distillation and an overall PIONA analysis (Paraffins, Isoparaffins, Olefins, Naphthenes and Aromatics. The extension to other naphthas (Straight Run naphthas, Coker naphthas, hydrotreated naphthas, etc. is straightforward. Dans le domaine

  10. Crystal structures and phase formation thermodynamics of iron-gold nanoclusters

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    Mukherjee, Pinaki

    Alloy nanoparticles are being increasingly used in wide variety of applications (catalysis, contrast enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging, etc.). Knowledge of crystal structure and phase formation of the alloy nanoparticles is critical for these applications. Anomalous thermodynamic behavior and unusual phase formation have been reported for nanoparticles with size below 10 nm. In the present work, inert gas condensation (IGC) has been used to produce Au-Fe nanoclusters of varied compositions with a mean size between 5-10 nm. Here, the nanoclusters below 10 nm display complete solubility between Fe and Au in Fex Au1-x (0.3 0.65 and fcc for x self-interstitials. The as-deposited clusters were ferromagnetic at room temperature. Heat treatment at 600°C for 15 minutes followed by furnace cooling resulted in the size-dependent transformation of the clusters into additional, non-equilibrium structures that depended on cluster composition, while larger clusters followed bulk behavior. At about 65 atom % Fe, clusters transformed to a well-ordered, single fcc phase with a lattice parameter of 0.363 nm, whereas the phase diagram predicted two-phase equilibrium. The stabilization of a single fcc phase was explained by a thermodynamic analysis. This analysis suggests that the single phase stability in the Fe-Au nanoparticles arises from the fact that the introduction of a phase boundary is energetically opposed. Heat treatment of as-deposited particles results in L12 and L1 0ordered structures near 1:3, 3:1 and 1:1 (Fe:Au) stoichiometries respectively. Magnetically, these nanoparticles display strong ferromagnetic behavior for Fe-rich solid solutions and for the 3:1 L12 structure, and weak ferromagnetic behavior, possibly due to a combination of antiferromagnetic core and uncompensated spins at the surface for other compositions.

  11. Size effect for phase stability on Au–Cd–Ag of phase boundary composition

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    Highlights: ► Size and heat treatment effects of phase boundary composition Au52.5−xCd47.5Agx were studied. ► The transformation temperature T0 increases by quench. It is investigated that disordering of atoms and lattice defects make β-phase unstable. ► Downsizing sample decreased T0 in β-phase, showed a tendency of increase in coexistent phase. ► Downsizing is supposed to make difficult nucleation for martensitic transformation. ► Increasing of surface ratio by downsizing of powder sample is estimated to make easy to transform from unstable β-phase to martensite phase. -- Abstract: Size and heat treatment effects on martensitic transformation of phase boundary composition Au52.5−xCd47.5Agx were studied. Au52.5−xCd47.5Agx has coexistent phase of β-phase and α-phase of fcc structure at x > 42 at.%. The transformation temperature T0 decreases as Au is substituted on Ag over phase boundary. T0 increases by quench in both case of bulk and powder. This behavior is investigated that disordering of atoms and lattice defects make β-phase (L21, B2 or bcc) unstable. Size effect was also inspected. Downsizing sample decreased the transformation temperature in β-phase. On the contrary, the transformation temperature of the coexistent phase showed a tendency of increase. Downsizing is supposed to make difficult nucleation for martensitic transformation because of reduction of β-phase ordered volume. Increasing of surface (disorder structure) ratio by downsizing of powder sample is estimated to make easy to transform from unstable β-phase to martensite phase

  12. Size effect for phase stability on Au–Cd–Ag of phase boundary composition

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    Matsuoka, Yuki, E-mail: matsuoka@cc.nara-wu.ac.jp [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Nara Women' s University, Kitauoyanishi-machi, Nara 630-8506 (Japan); Graduated School of Engineering, Osaka University (Japan); Suzuki, Keiko; Kudo, Natsuko [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Nara Women' s University, Kitauoyanishi-machi, Nara 630-8506 (Japan); Graduated School of Engineering, Osaka University (Japan)

    2013-11-15

    Highlights: ► Size and heat treatment effects of phase boundary composition Au{sub 52.5−x}Cd{sub 47.5}Ag{sub x} were studied. ► The transformation temperature T{sub 0} increases by quench. It is investigated that disordering of atoms and lattice defects make β-phase unstable. ► Downsizing sample decreased T{sub 0} in β-phase, showed a tendency of increase in coexistent phase. ► Downsizing is supposed to make difficult nucleation for martensitic transformation. ► Increasing of surface ratio by downsizing of powder sample is estimated to make easy to transform from unstable β-phase to martensite phase. -- Abstract: Size and heat treatment effects on martensitic transformation of phase boundary composition Au{sub 52.5−x}Cd{sub 47.5}Ag{sub x} were studied. Au{sub 52.5−x}Cd{sub 47.5}Ag{sub x} has coexistent phase of β-phase and α-phase of fcc structure at x > 42 at.%. The transformation temperature T{sub 0} decreases as Au is substituted on Ag over phase boundary. T{sub 0} increases by quench in both case of bulk and powder. This behavior is investigated that disordering of atoms and lattice defects make β-phase (L2{sub 1}, B2 or bcc) unstable. Size effect was also inspected. Downsizing sample decreased the transformation temperature in β-phase. On the contrary, the transformation temperature of the coexistent phase showed a tendency of increase. Downsizing is supposed to make difficult nucleation for martensitic transformation because of reduction of β-phase ordered volume. Increasing of surface (disorder structure) ratio by downsizing of powder sample is estimated to make easy to transform from unstable β-phase to martensite phase.

  13. Elastic properties of fcc Fe–Mn–X (X = Cr, Co, Ni, Cu) alloys studied by the combinatorial thin film approach and ab initio calculations

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    The elastic properties of fcc Fe–Mn–X (X = Cr, Co, Ni, Cu) alloys with additions of up to 8 at.% X were studied by combinatorial thin film growth and characterization and by ab initio calculations using the disordered local moments (DLM) approach. The lattice parameter and Young’s modulus values change only marginally with X. The calculations and experiments are in good agreement. We demonstrate that the elastic properties of transition metal alloyed Fe–Mn can be predicted by the DLM model. (paper)

  14. Optical microscope study of the γ(FCC)ε(HC) martensitic transformation of a Fe-16%Mn-9%Cr-5%Si-4%Ni shape memory alloy

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    The γ(FCC)ε(HC) transformation is studied by light optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy in a polycrystalline Fe-Mn-Si-Cr-Ni shape memory alloy. Thermal and stress-induced martensites are both studied to point out differences. A color etching method permitted to clearly observe morphological evolutions during the transformation and its reversion. Deformations of a golden microgrid deposed on austenitic samples are observed by SEM during the transformation. This technic has led to point out microscopic differences concerning the two kinds of martensite. SEM results are used to explain light optical microscopy observations. (orig.)

  15. Effects of different level addition of zeolite ZSM-5 additive on quality and composition of the dry gas, LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and gasoline, produced in FCC (Fluid Catalytic Cracking); Efeito dos diferentes niveis de adicao de aditivos de ZSM-5 na qualidade e composicao do gas combustivel, GLP e gasolina produzidos em FCC

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    Bastiani, Raquel; Pimenta, Ricardo D.M.; Almeida, Marlon B.B.; Lau, Lam Y. [PETROBRAS S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    The effects of the addition of different level of ZSM-5 additives on different FCC catalysts formulations have been studied on laboratory scale FST (Fluidized Simulation Test). The main objective of the present work is to perform a qualitative identification of the main parameters of FCC catalyst which affect the ZSM-5 additives performance concerning quality and composition of Dry Gas, LPG and Gasoline. The product composition of each test was analyzed by PIANO groups separated by carbon number. The effect of ZSM-5 on products composition was evaluated. The results showed that the ZSM-5 additive cracks gasoline range olefins and isoparaffins into Dry Gas and LPG, favoring the formation of ethylene, propylene and butylenes, while the absolute yield of gasoline aromatics changes little. The aromatics fraction in gasoline, MON and RON numbers in gasoline increase. The ZSM-5 effectiveness is negatively affected by high levels of rare earth on FCC catalyst (RE-USY). Higher hydrogen transfer provides lower olefins (higher than C6) formation, which are the most reactive species for ZSM-5 cracking. (author)

  16. In-situ Phase Transformation and Deformation of Iron at High Pressure andTemperature

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    Miyagi, Lowell; Kunz, Martin; Knight, Jason; Nasiatka, James; Voltolini, Marco; Wenk, Hans-Rudolf

    2008-07-01

    With a membrane based mechanism to allow for pressure change of a sample in aradial diffraction diamond anvil cell (rDAC) and simultaneous infra-red laser heating, itis now possible to investigate texture changes during deformation and phasetransformations over a wide range of temperature-pressure conditions. The device isused to study bcc (alpha), fcc (gamma) and hcp (epislon) iron. In bcc iron, room temperature compression generates a texture characterized by (100) and (111) poles parallel to the compression direction. During the deformation induced phase transformation to hcp iron, a subset of orientations are favored to transform to the hcp structure first and generate a texture of (01-10) at high angles to the compression direction. Upon further deformation, the remaining grains transform, resulting in a texture that obeys the Burgers relationship of (110)bcc // (0001)hcp. This is in contrast to high temperature results that indicate that texture is developed through dominant pyramidal {2-1-12}<2-1-13> and basal (0001)-{2-1-10} slip based on polycrystal plasticity modeling. We also observe that the high temperature fcc phase develops a 110 texture typical for fcc metals deformed in compression.

  17. Phase precipitation and time-temperature-transformation diagram of Hastelloy

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    Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was employed to study the phase precipitation in Hastelloy X heat-treated at 750, 850, and 900 C for 26 and 100 h. Phase identification was made by electron micro-diffraction and energy dispersion spectroscopy (EDS) X-ray micro-chemical analysis. In addition to the fcc matrix, four different precipitation phases were observed: M6C, M23C6, σ, and μ. The current observations were combined with literature results to build a time-temperature-transformation (TTT) diagram for this alloy. This TTT diagram depicted time-temperature regimes where various phases were formed; thus, it provided information about the general precipitation kinetics for the alloy. (orig.)

  18. First-principles study of the relaxation and energy of bcc-Fe, fcc-Fe and AISI-304 stainless steel surfaces

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    Relaxations and surface energies of bcc-Fe, fcc-Fe and AISI-304 stainless steel surfaces are investigated by using first-principles total energy calculations. The low-index surfaces (1 0 0), (1 1 0), and (1 1 1) are optimized with respect to the atomic coordinates. The calculations are performed within the density functional framework using the projector augmented plane wave (PAW) method. The structural property, surface relaxations and surface energies of bcc-Fe agree well with experimental data from previous computational studies. For bcc-Fe, the order of surface relaxations and surface energies is (1 1 0) < (1 0 0) < (1 1 1). The orders of surface relaxations and energies for fcc-Fe and AISI-304 stainless steel are (1 1 1) < (1 0 0) < (1 1 0) and (1 0 0) < (1 1 1) < (1 1 0), respectively. The surface energies of AISI-304 stainless steel achieved in this study provide a good basis for future experimental application.

  19. Phase transitions ordering–phase separation in the Co3V alloy

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    Highlights: • Ordering–phase separation transition in the Co3V alloy occurs two times. • A tendency to phase separation takes place above 800 and below 450 °C. • Ordering with L12 phase formation occurs in the 450–800 °C interval. - Abstract: An electron microscopic study of the Co3V alloy microstructure formed after heat treatment at different temperatures has been conducted. Two phase transitions ordering–phase separation have been discovered, which occur in the alloy at temperatures of about 450 and 800 °C. At high-temperature phase separation, the microstructure consists of bcc vanadium atom particles and a fcc solid solution; at low-temperature phase separation, it is a cellular structure, in which the cellular boundaries are enriched in vanadium. In the region of ordering, it consists of particles of the Co3V chemical compound, randomly distributed in the solid solution. It is shown that at none of the temperatures do these microstructures correspond to those shown in the Co–V phase diagram.

  20. Searching for Next Single-Phase High-Entropy Alloy Compositions

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    David E. Alman

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available There has been considerable technological interest in high-entropy alloys (HEAs since the initial publications on the topic appeared in 2004. However, only several of the alloys investigated are truly single-phase solid solution compositions. These include the FCC alloys CoCrFeNi and CoCrFeMnNi based on 3d transition metals elements and BCC alloys NbMoTaW, NbMoTaVW, and HfNbTaTiZr based on refractory metals. The search for new single-phase HEAs compositions has been hindered by a lack of an effective scientific strategy for alloy design. This report shows that the chemical interactions and atomic diffusivities predicted from ab initio molecular dynamics simulations which are closely related to primary crystallization during solidification can be used to assist in identifying single phase high-entropy solid solution compositions. Further, combining these simulations with phase diagram calculations via the CALPHAD method and inspection of existing phase diagrams is an effective strategy to accelerate the discovery of new single-phase HEAs. This methodology was used to predict new single-phase HEA compositions. These are FCC alloys comprised of CoFeMnNi, CuNiPdPt and CuNiPdPtRh, and HCP alloys of CoOsReRu.

  1. Determination of sulfides in FCC gasoline by using the potentiometric titration of lead tetraacetate%FCC汽油中硫醚硫的测定--四乙酸铅电位滴定法

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    罗立文; 夏道宏

    2004-01-01

    Compared with conventional method of violet spectrum,determination of the content of sulfides in fluid catalytic cracking(FCC)gasoline by using the potentiometric titration of lead tetraacetate has some advantages such as clear potentiometric abrupt change at the stoichiometric point,stable potentiometric value,exact and credible results,and simple operation.The content of sulfides in FCC gasoline of Shenghua refinery is 0.136% by this method.The standard deviation about this method is less than 0.01% and the relative standard deviation is less than 2.42%.

  2. FCC再生低碳排放供氢工艺探索研究%Exploration of Hydrogen Production in FCC Regeneration Unit With Lower Carbon Emission

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    吴治国; 汪燮卿; 张久顺

    2011-01-01

    The regenerator is a main carbon emission unit in FCC process. Nowadays, the regenerator produces excess heat and discharges more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Utilizing partial coke of FCC to produce syngas or hydrogen not only could offer hydrogen to hydroprocess, but also might reduce carbon and sulfur emission. The experiment data from fixed bed and fluidized bed reactor showed that the gasification of the coke on coked catalyst at about 700 ℃ could produce useful gas, which contains more than 55% carbon monoxide and hydrogen, means that a RFCC unit which can process 2. 0 Mt/a of feed oil has the potential for producing about 9. 8 kt/a of hydrogen, and reduces carbon emission by around 60%.%再生器是催化裂化(FCC)工艺中二氧化碳(CO2)排放的主要单元.随着掺渣比的增加,再生单元热量过剩,CO2排放随之增加.利用部分焦炭生产合成气或H2,不仅可以供氢,而且能够收集CO2、硫等有害物,减少排放.实验数据显示,在700℃左右气化待生剂上的焦炭,气体产物有效组分(CO+H2)体积分数大于55%.对于加工2.0 Mt/a原料油的重油催化裂化装置(RFCCU)来说,如果焦炭产率为10%,气化反应65%的焦炭,则具有生产9.8 kt/a H2的潜力,如果分离系统回收CO2,则可减少碳排放约60%.

  3. Chromium removal by zeolite-rich materials obtained from an exhausted FCC catalyst: Influence of chromium incorporation on the sorbent structure.

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    Gonzalez, Maximiliano R; Pereyra, Andrea M; Torres Sánchez, Rosa M; Basaldella, Elena I

    2013-10-15

    A spent FCC catalyst was converted into a zeolitic mixture, and the product obtained was afterward used as trapping material for Cr(III) species frequently found in aqueous solutions. Eventual changes in the sorbent structure produced by Cr incorporation were studied by different characterization techniques such as point of zero charge determinations (PZC), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), and infrared absorption (FTIR). The XRD and FTIR analyses indicated that chromium incorporation produces an amorphization of the material, and PZC measurements show no surface adsorption of charged chromium species. SEM and EDX analyses clearly show that after chromium sorption, the initial microspheroidal catalyst morphology was maintained, and the presence of chromium species was mainly detected in the outer microsphere surface, where the zeolite crystals were hydrothermally grown. PMID:23910499

  4. Calculation of the formation energies of isolated vacancy and adatom-vacancy pair at low-index surfaces of fcc metals with MAEAM

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    The formation energies of isolated vacancy and adatom-vacancy pair (where the two are separated by a large distance) at low-index surfaces of fcc metals calculated by using the modifies analytical embedded atom method (MAEAM). The results predict the prevailing formation of vacancies on the surfaces (1 1 1) (1 0 0) (but Pd), Cu and Ni on the (1 1 0) surfaces at low temperature, and the defect formation energies consistently create in the sequence (1 1 0) → (1 0 0) → (1 1 1). With good accuracy, the calculated energy values coincide with those obtained by the embedded atom methods (EAM) and from experiments. The correctness of the method by which calculated the formation energies of point defects on the surface was proved

  5. Optimization of Zeolite for Producing Lighter Olefin and Diesel in FCC Process%多产低碳烯烃及柴油用分子筛的设计

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    刘欣梅; 阎子峰; 王槐平

    2001-01-01

    A new method to design FCC catalyst for producing lighter olefin and diesel was developed and the USY-based catalyst was synthesized by means of this method. The USY zeolites ultrastablized in the hydrothermal treatment were further modified with tartaric acid in unbuffed system. The crystal structure, surface area and pore distribution,thermal stability and micro-activity for catalytic cracking of modified samples were respectively characterized by XRD, N2-adsorption,DTA and MAT techniques. The result shows that the Si/Al ratios,crystallinities and thermal stabilities of modified USY samples are effectively improved;simultaneously, the crystal cell size and particle size are obviously decreased. The pore system (micro-pore and secondary mesopore) is positively developed and the pore distribution is obviously optimized. The optimization of pore and acid sites results in the preferable production of lighter olefins and diesels in FCC process. This means that FCC reaction on modified USY zeolite leads to deep cracking in micropores and partial cracking in mesopores. Optimization of this modified USY zeolite might result in a novel FCC catalyst.

  6. Atomic Structure and Phase Transformations in Pu Alloys

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    Schwartz, A J; Cynn, H; Blobaum, K M; Wall, M A; Moore, K T; Evans, W J; Farber, D L; Jeffries, J R; Massalski, T B

    2008-04-28

    Plutonium and plutonium-based alloys containing Al or Ga exhibit numerous phases with crystal structures ranging from simple monoclinic to face-centered cubic. Only recently, however, has there been increased convergence in the actinides community on the details of the equilibrium form of the phase diagrams. Practically speaking, while the phase diagrams that represent the stability of the fcc {delta}-phase field at room temperature are generally applicable, it is also recognized that Pu and its alloys are never truly in thermodynamic equilibrium because of self-irradiation effects, primarily from the alpha decay of Pu isotopes. This article covers past and current research on several properties of Pu and Pu-(Al or Ga) alloys and their connections to the crystal structure and the microstructure. We review the consequences of radioactive decay, the recent advances in understanding the electronic structure, the current research on phase transformations and their relations to phase diagrams and phase stability, the nature of the isothermal martensitic {delta} {yields} {alpha}{prime} transformation, and the pressure-induced transformations in the {delta}-phase alloys. New data are also presented on the structures and phase transformations observed in these materials following the application of pressure, including the formation of transition phases.

  7. Study on storage stability of FCC gasoline%催化裂化汽油储存安定性研究

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    任连岭; 熊春华; 温亮; 化岩

    2011-01-01

    Mathematical methods including 43 ℃ accelerated storage test method, least square method, correlation analysis and variance analysis are applied to investigate in detail the influencing factor of FCC gaso line and the quality deterioration law. The result shows that there is a big quality difference among different types of FCC gasoline. All stability indexes declined with extended storage time (t). Existent gum ( A1) , un washed gun (A2) and acid level (S) show a linear increase, which means y = k×t +b. K indicates change rate. The 3 factors have a good relevance and k is closely related to the olefin content. Cyclic olefins and di olefins shall be controlled in refining process for long-term storage.%采用43℃催速储存试验方法和最小二乘法、相关分析、方差分析等数学方法,详细考察了影响催化裂化汽油质量的因素和衰变规律.结果表明,不同催化裂化汽油之间质量差异大,随着储存时间(t)的延长,各安定性指标的变化都表明汽油质量变差,其中实际胶质(A1)、未洗胶质(A2)、酸度(S)呈线性递增,即y=k×t+b,k为变化速率.三者的相关性良好,且k均与烯烃含量密切相关,在烃类化合物中,环状烯烃和双烯烃与安定性关系最为明显.

  8. Spectroscopic investigation on phase transitions for Ge2Sb2Te5 in a wide photon energy and high temperature region

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    We investigated the electronic properties of phase-change material Ge2Sb2Te5 (GST) films using spectroscopic ellipsometry in a wide photon energy and high temperature region. Apart from the charge carrier response, the totality of optical conductivity spectra for three phases of GST films, i.e., amorphous (AM), face-centered-cubic (FCC), and hexagonal (HEX), is quite similar, composed of two interband transitions in visible and UV regions. From optical analysis in a wide photon energy region up to 8.7 eV, we found that the intensity as well as the position of the interband transition in the visible region changes significantly as the phase of GST films turns from the amorphous to the crystalline phase, which is consistent with previous theoretical studies. In high temperature measurements above room temperature for the three phases of GST films, we found that the change of optical response for the AM phase of GST film occurs abruptly through two successive phase transitions near 150 °C and 270 °C, while the optical spectra of the FCC phase shows a change only near 270 °C. In contrast to the two above-mentioned cases, a slight change in optical spectra is observed for the HEX phase with the increasing temperature. From the measured optical spectra, we derived the temperature dependence of optical bandgap for the three phases, which are closely correlated to the change of the transport property for the GST films. - Highlights: ►High energy ellipsometry measurement on three phases of Ge–Sb–Te films. ► The 1.5 eV peak intensity is not conserved during the amorphous-FCC transition. ►High temperature real time detection on spectral change during transitions. ►Results consistent with previous theoretical studies.

  9. Effect of Nickel and Vanadium on Structure and Catalytic Performance of FCC Catalyst%镍、钒对 FCC催化剂结构和反应性能的影响

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    杜晓辉; 张海涛; 高雄厚; 何志伟; 李志庆

    2015-01-01

    Nickel (Ni) and Vanadium (V) contaminated Y zeolite and FCC catalysts were prepared by impregnation method and cyclic contamination ,respectively .The effects of Ni and V on the crystallinity of zeolite in dry atmosphere and hydrothermal condition were investigated . The catalytic performance of FCC catalyst and rare earth element (RE ) modified FCC catalysts contaminated by Ni and V were tested in an advanced catalytic cracking evaluation (ACE) device . Results showed that the effect of V on crystallinity of Y zeolite was evident only when steam was present .For the rare earth containing zeolite ,Ni destroyed the zeolite structure slightly .A direct interaction existed between V and Ni in FCC catalyst . Compared with the FCC catalyst contaminated only by V ,the FCC catalyst contaminated by both Ni and V possessed more specific surface area and slightly more MAT value ,with the increase of reaction conversion from 72.14% up to 78.02% ,the decrease of heavy oil yield from 10.49% to 7.62% .The conversion and total liquid yield of FCC reaction were higher ,the heavy oil yield was lower over the RE modified FCC catalyst contaminated by both Ni and V than those over the Ni and V contaminated FCC catalyst ,meaning that the introduction of rare earth elements in FCC catalysts enhanced the tolerance to Ni and V and cracking performance of the catalyst .%分别通过浸渍法和循环污染法对Y型分子筛和 FCC催化剂进行镍、钒污染,考察了在干燥和水热条件下镍、钒对分子筛结晶度的影响,采用高级催化裂化评价装置(ACE)评价了镍、钒污染的 FCC催化剂及稀土改性FCC催化剂的催化性能。结果表明,只有在水蒸气存在条件下,钒会破坏分子筛的晶体结构;在REY分子筛中,镍的存在对分子筛结构的破坏略有影响。在FCC催化剂中,镍、钒之间存在相互作用,与单独钒污染的催化剂相比,镍、钒同时污染的催化剂的比表面积和微反活性略

  10. Microscopic phase-field simulation of atomic site occupation in ordering process of NiAl9Fe6 alloy

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    LIANG Min-jie; CHEN Zheng; ZHANG Ji-xiang; WANG Yong-xin

    2008-01-01

    The process of γ(fcc)→γ(fcc)+γ'(L12) phase transformation was simulated by using microscopic phase-field method for the low supersaturation NiAl9Fe6 alloy. It is found that in the γ' phase, the ordering degree of Al atoms is obviously higher than that of Fe atoms, and the ordering of Al atoms precedes their clustering, while the case of Fe atoms is opposite. The α site is mainly occupied by Ni atoms, while the β site is occupied in common by Al, Fe and Ni atoms. At order-disorder interphase boundary, the ordering degree of Al atoms is higher than that of Fe atoms, and at the β site, the Fe atomic site occupation probabilities vary from high to low during ordering; the Al atomic site occupation probabilities are similar to those of Fe atoms, but their values are much higher than those of Fe atoms; Ni atoms are opposite to both of them. Meanwhile, during the ordering transformation, γ' phase is always a complex Ni3(AlFeNi) single-phase, and it is precipitated by the non-classical nucleation and growth style. Finally, in the alloy system, the volume of γ' ordered phase is less than that of γ phase, and the volume ratio of order to disorder is about 77%.

  11. First principles study of phase stability in the Al-Ti system

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    Due to its technological importance, the Al-Ti system has received much attention lately. For example, TiAl3 (as well as TiAl) has a low density and very high elevated-temperature strength. However, the compound forms in the tetragonal D022 structure which has low ductility. Recent studies have tried to understand the role of tetragonal distortion and the effect of ternary additions in stabilizing the DO22 relative to the Ll2. Phase stability in this system has been extensively studied by experimentalists. An assessment of much of this work has been made. The phase diagram is characterized by FCC based phases at Al-rich compositions and hcp based phases which transform to bcc phases at high temperature at Ti-rich compositions. Despite the large amount of data which exists for this system, much of the phase diagram is still being debated. For example, the long period superstructures between 60% and 75% Al are difficult to study experimentally, as is the relative stability of metastable phases. Clearly a theoretical study can be extremely valuable in understanding the thermodynamics of this system. In the remaining part of this paper the authors discuss the results of our first principles study of the phase stability in the FCC portion of the phase diagram. The liquid and bcc and hcp phases have not been included presently. The results of electronic structure calculations, including total energies and bandstructures, will be related to the experimentally observed ground states of this system. The extraction of ECI's from the total energies involving various approximations will be discussed in detail. We discuss a criterion for choosing the optimum set of ECI's which are used to calculate the phase diagram and related properties

  12. Real space multiple scattering description of alloy phase stability

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    This paper presents a brief overview of the advanced methodology which has been recently developed to study phase stability properties of substitutional alloys, including order-disorder phenomena and structural transformations. The approach is based on the real space version of the Generalized Perturbation Method first introduced by Ducastelle and Gautier, within the Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker multiple scattering formulation of the Coherent Potential Approximation. Temperature effects are taken into account with a generalized meanfield approach, namely the Cluster Variation Method. The viability and the predictive power of such a scheme will be illustrated by a few examples, among them: the ground state properties of alloys, in particular the ordering tendencies for a series of equiatomic bcc-based alloys, the computation of alloy phase diagrams with the case of fcc and bcc-based Ni-Al alloys, the calculation of antiphase boundary energies and interfacial energies, and the stability of artificial ordered superlattices

  13. Influence of Silver nanoparticles addition on the phase transformation, mechanical properties and corrosion behaviour of Cu–Al–Ni shape memory alloys

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    Highlights: • Thermal analysis showed four different phase β, α, NiAl and γ2 during solidification. • The martensite appeared in the microstructure as a plate and needle like shape. • Shape recovery ratio of 80% was obtained after Ag nanoparticles addition. • Effect of Ag nanoparticles on the corrosion behaviour of Cu–Al–Ni SMA was investigated. - Abstract: Incorporation of silver nanoparticles into Cu-based shape memory alloys is recommended to enhance their phase transformation behaviour. However, this incorporation can affect their transformation temperatures, mechanical, microstructural and corrosion characteristics. Four different phase reactions β, α, NiAl and γ2 were detected on a derivative curve during the solidification by-computer-aided cooling curve thermal analysis. The highest fraction solid (82%) was calculated for the parent phase (β) based on the Newtonian baseline method. The microstructural changes and mechanical properties were investigated using field emission scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction tensile test and shape memory effect test. It was found that the addition of Ag can control the phase morphology and orientations along with the formation of the Ag-rich precipitates, and thus the tensile strength, elongation, fracture stress–strain, yield strength and shape memory effect are improved. Remarkably, the shape recovery ratio reached approximately 80% of the original shape. The corrosion behaviour of the Cu–Al–Ni shape memory alloy were investigated using electrochemical tests in NaCl solution and their results showed that the corrosion potential (Ecorr) of Cu–Al–Ni SMA is shifted towards the nobler direction from −307.4 to −277.1 m VSCE with the addition of 0.25 wt.% Ag

  14. Temperature-dependent phase separation during annealing of Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} thin films in vacuum

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    Zhang Zheng [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A-STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 3 Research Link, Singapore117602 (Singapore); Pan Jisheng, E-mail: js-pan@imre.a-star.edu.sg [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A-STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 3 Research Link, Singapore117602 (Singapore); Fang, Lina Wei-Wei; Yeo, Yee-Chia [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 119260 (Singapore); Foo, Yong Lim [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A-STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 3 Research Link, Singapore117602 (Singapore); Zhao Rong; Shi Luping [Data Storage Institute, A-STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), DSI Building, 5 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117608 (Singapore); Tok, Eng Soon [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A-STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 3 Research Link, Singapore117602 (Singapore); Department of Physics, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 119260 (Singapore)

    2012-06-01

    Thermal stability of 100 nm Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} thin film during annealing from room temperature to 240 Degree-Sign C inside a UHV chamber was studied in situ by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ex situ by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Ge species are found to diffuse preferentially to the surface when GST film is annealed from 25 Degree-Sign C to 100 Degree-Sign C. This process is accompanied by a change of phase whereby the amorphous film completely becomes face-center-cubic (FCC) phase at 100 Degree-Sign C. From 100 Degree-Sign C to 200 Degree-Sign C, both Sb and Te species are observed to diffuse more to the surface. The FCC phase is partially changed into hexagonal-close-pack (HCP) phase at 200 Degree-Sign C. At 220 Degree-Sign C, FCC phase is completely transformed into HCP phase. Loss of Sb and Te are also detected from the surface and this is attributed to desorption due to their high vapor pressures. At 240 Degree-Sign C, Sb and Te species are found to have desorbed completely from the surface, and leave behind Ge-rich 3D droplets on the surface. The separation of Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} into Sb,Te-rich phase and Ge-rich phase is thus the main mechanism to account for the failure of Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5}-based phase change memory devices under thermal stress.

  15. Nanoalloying and phase transformations during thermal treatment of physical mixtures of Pd and Cu nanoparticles

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Nanoscale alloying and phase transformations in physical mixtures of Pd and Cu ultrafine nanoparticles are investigated in real time with in situ synchrotron-based x-ray diffraction complemented by ex situ high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The combination of metal–support interaction and reactive/non-reactive environment was found to determine the thermal evolution and ultimate structure of this binary system. At 300 °C, the nanoparticles supported on silica and carbon black intermix to form a chemically ordered CsCl-type (B2 alloy phase. The B2 phase transforms into a disordered fcc alloy at higher temperature (> 450 °C. The alloy nanoparticles supported on silica and carbon black are homogeneous in volume, but evidence was found of Pd surface enrichment. In sharp contrast, when supported on alumina, the two metals segregated at 300 °C to produce almost pure fcc Cu and Pd phases. Upon further annealing of the mixture on alumina above 600 °C, the two metals interdiffused, forming two distinct disordered alloys of compositions 30% and 90% Pd. The annealing atmosphere also plays a major role in the structural evolution of these bimetallic nanoparticles. The nanoparticles annealed in forming gas are larger than the nanoparticles annealing in helium due to reduction of the surface oxides that promotes coalescence and sintering.

  16. Nanoalloying and phase transformations during thermal treatment of physical mixtures of Pd and Cu nanoparticles

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    Nanoscale alloying and phase transformations in physical mixtures of Pd and Cu ultrafine nanoparticles are investigated in real time with in situ synchrotron-based x-ray diffraction complemented by ex situ high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The combination of metal–support interaction and reactive/non-reactive environment was found to determine the thermal evolution and ultimate structure of this binary system. At 300 °C, the nanoparticles supported on silica and carbon black intermix to form a chemically ordered CsCl-type (B2) alloy phase. The B2 phase transforms into a disordered fcc alloy at higher temperature (> 450 °C). The alloy nanoparticles supported on silica and carbon black are homogeneous in volume, but evidence was found of Pd surface enrichment. In sharp contrast, when supported on alumina, the two metals segregated at 300 °C to produce almost pure fcc Cu and Pd phases. Upon further annealing of the mixture on alumina above 600 °C, the two metals interdiffused, forming two distinct disordered alloys of compositions 30% and 90% Pd. The annealing atmosphere also plays a major role in the structural evolution of these bimetallic nanoparticles. The nanoparticles annealed in forming gas are larger than the nanoparticles annealing in helium due to reduction of the surface oxides that promotes coalescence and sintering

  17. Neutron-diffraction studies of the nuclear magnetic phase diagram of copper

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    Annila, A.J.; Clausen, Kurt Nørgaard; Oja, A.S.;

    1992-01-01

    We have studied the spontaneous antiferromagnetic (AF) order in the nuclear spin system of copper by use of neutron-diffraction experiments at nanokelvin temperatures. Copper is an ideal model system as a nearest-neighbor-dominated spin-3/2 fcc antiferromagnet. The phase diagram has been investig...... compared with results of earlier susceptibility measurements in order to identify the translational periods of the three previously found antiferromagnetic phases for B parallel-to [100]. Recent theoretical work has yielded results in agreement with our experimental data.......We have studied the spontaneous antiferromagnetic (AF) order in the nuclear spin system of copper by use of neutron-diffraction experiments at nanokelvin temperatures. Copper is an ideal model system as a nearest-neighbor-dominated spin-3/2 fcc antiferromagnet. The phase diagram has been......-field phase and the intermediate-field structure is of first order. The change from (0 2/3 2/3) at intermediate fields to (100) at zero field is associated with a large region (0.02 less-than-or-equal-to B less-than-or-equal-to 0.06 mT) of coexisting-(100) and (0 2/3 2/3)-type Bragg peaks, and can...

  18. Magnetron sputter deposited tantalum and tantalum nitride thin films: An analysis of phase, hardness and composition

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    Tantalum (Ta) and tantalum nitride thin films are highly important as diffusion barriers and adhesion layers in microelectronics and hard coatings for cutting tools. In this study, the effect of the underlying substrate on the phase formation of Ta and the influence of a changing N2/Ar flow ratio on hardness, phase and composition of reactively formed tantalum nitride have been investigated. Ta is DC sputter deposited and forms β-Ta on amorphous diamond-like carbon and on the amorphous natural oxide layers of Ti and Si(100) while a 15 nm TaN seed layer results in the formation of α-Ta. The chemical composition of the topmost layers of a substrate influences the formation of α- and β-Ta. With increasing N2/Ar flow ratios a transition from amorphous Ta-rich tantalum nitride over face-centered cubic tantalum nitride (fcc-TaN) to (100) textured fcc-TaN at flow ratios above 45% is observed. The hardness of the tantalum nitride thin film reaches a maximum at a flow ratio of 45%, followed by a decrease in hardness for higher N2/Ar flow ratios. The increase in hardness is associated with a decrease in grain size and shows a stronger correlation for a Meyers and Ashworth relationship than for a Hall–Petch relationship. - Highlights: • Chemical composition of the substrate influences the phase of deposited Ta. • FCC-TaN seed layer leads to α-Ta on the natural oxide layers of Ti and Si(100). • Meyers and Ashworth relationship correlates stronger than Hall–Petch relationship

  19. Moon Phases

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    Riddle, Bob

    2010-01-01

    When teaching Moon phases, the focus seems to be on the sequence of Moon phases and, in some grade levels, how Moon phases occur. Either focus can sometimes be a challenge, especially without the use of models and observations of the Moon. In this month's column, the author describes some of the lessons that he uses to teach the phases of the Moon…

  20. FCC-Hydrotreating Synergy Improve Refinery Economics%加氢处理与催化裂化协同增加炼厂经济效益

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    王继锋; 方向晨; 梁相程; 彭绍忠; 喻正南

    2001-01-01

    随着原油储量的递减及原油的深度开采,世界性原油质量逐渐变重、变劣,轻质油品含量降低,必须进行重油轻质化。焦化和催化裂化技术得到的轻质油品均存在着外观颜色差、杂质含量高、安定性差等问题,达不到出厂最低标准,也不利于保护环境。加氢工艺以其原料适应范围广、产品性质好及操作灵活等优点,成为劣质产品优质化、重质油品轻质化的重要加工手段。使用加氢处理与催化裂化工艺协同,对不同原料油选择不同工艺进行试验研究,研究表明:加氢裂化与催化裂化协同,可生产出优质的清洁燃料,且能提高轻质油品收率,增加炼厂经济效益。%Due to the reduction of petroleum reservoir and deeper extraction, the crude oil is heavier and poorer in the world, and the light products in the oil is becoming decreased. In order to enhance the yields of light products, meet the demands of excellent quality motor fuels and petrochemical materials, it is essential to convert heavy oil to light product. Delayed coking and FCC are main processes for heavy oil to convert to light product, but most products obtained by them have poor color, high impurity content, and poor storage stability, which could not meet the lowest product specifications. In recent years, in order to control environmental pollution, reduce harmful emissions, more stringent product specifications of motor fuel were proposed. A new process is needed to be developed imminently to convert heavy oil to light product to meet the existing and future market demands. Hydrogenation technology is an important process for heavy oil upgrading with the characteristic of a wide range of feedstocks, available high-quality distillates, and flexible operation. Processing various feedstocks with different process by using hydrotreating and FCC synergy has been demonstrated that refinery economics has been improved and production of

  1. Pressure-induced phase transitions in UN: A density functional theory study

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    Mei, Zhi-Gang, E-mail: zmei@anl.gov; Stan, Marius

    2014-03-05

    Highlights: • Isostructural and magnetic phase transitions were predicted by DFT in UN. • Thermodynamic properties of UN were well predicted by DFT. • Pressure–temperature phase diagram of UN was calculated from Gibbs energy. -- Abstract: We studied the structural behavior and phase stability of UN under high pressures up to 200 GPa and temperatures up to 1500 K using density functional theory calculations in the generalized gradient approximation. The results show that a pressure-induced structural transition from the cubic to the rhombohedral phase occurs at 23.5 GPa. The calculated structural and magnetic properties of the rhombohedral phase suggest that an isostructural transition occurs at 22.5 GPa. The low-pressure rhombohedral phase has a fcc-like structure. We predict that under further compression, an antiferromagnetic to nonmagnetic transition occurs. This phase transition has been not observed by experiment yet. To evaluate conditions under which other new phase transitions might occur, we studied the phase stability of UN at finite temperature by taking into account the lattice vibrational and thermal electronic contributions to Gibbs energy. Based on the Gibbs energy models, the pressure–temperature phase diagram of UN was studied and the phase boundaries of the antiferromagnetic rhombohedral phase were also determined. We predict that, although metastable, the antiferromagnetic rhombohedral phase might be stabilized at low-temperature by quenching from the high-pressure phase.

  2. Pressure-induced phase transitions in UN: A density functional theory study

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    Highlights: • Isostructural and magnetic phase transitions were predicted by DFT in UN. • Thermodynamic properties of UN were well predicted by DFT. • Pressure–temperature phase diagram of UN was calculated from Gibbs energy. -- Abstract: We studied the structural behavior and phase stability of UN under high pressures up to 200 GPa and temperatures up to 1500 K using density functional theory calculations in the generalized gradient approximation. The results show that a pressure-induced structural transition from the cubic to the rhombohedral phase occurs at 23.5 GPa. The calculated structural and magnetic properties of the rhombohedral phase suggest that an isostructural transition occurs at 22.5 GPa. The low-pressure rhombohedral phase has a fcc-like structure. We predict that under further compression, an antiferromagnetic to nonmagnetic transition occurs. This phase transition has been not observed by experiment yet. To evaluate conditions under which other new phase transitions might occur, we studied the phase stability of UN at finite temperature by taking into account the lattice vibrational and thermal electronic contributions to Gibbs energy. Based on the Gibbs energy models, the pressure–temperature phase diagram of UN was studied and the phase boundaries of the antiferromagnetic rhombohedral phase were also determined. We predict that, although metastable, the antiferromagnetic rhombohedral phase might be stabilized at low-temperature by quenching from the high-pressure phase

  3. Microstructure, phases morphologies and hardness of a Bi–Ag eutectic alloy for high temperature soldering applications

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    Highlights: • Growth of eutectic cells prevailed for lower “v” values. • The experimental growth formula λ2v = C encompasses eutectic growth. • Interphase spacing between Ag-rich spheroids occurred in the range 0.4–1.7 μm. • Hall–Petch type equations are proposed relating to hardness. - Abstract: The conversion to RoHS-compliant lead-free assembly has been a considerable challenge to the electronics industry. Among several alternative solder alloys, Bi–Ag alloys have been highlighted as a potential candidate to replace high Pb solder alloys for applications in oil and gas, automotive and avionics industries. The typical melting temperatures of Bi–Ag near-eutectic alloys are considered acceptable and excellent mechanical properties may be achieved with appropriate microstructures. Such promising alloys for high temperature soldering remain barely understood especially regarding non-equilibrium solidification features. In this study, a directional solidification experiment was carried out with the Bi–2.5 wt%Ag eutectic so that a large range of cooling rates (T) could be obtained under unsteady-state conditions. The experimental investigation include: thermal solidification parameters (growth rate, v and cooling rate, T), microstructure parameters (eutectic/dendritic spacing, interphase spacings) and phases morphologies analyzed by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and hardness. Experimental interrelations between hardness and microstructure (scale and morphology) of the eutectic Bi–Ag are reported. Solidification parameters are also associated with each configuration observed along the casting, i.e., coexistence of dendrites and eutectic cells for regions very close to the cooled casting surface, eutectic cells prevailing and eutectic cells together with β-Bi primary phase. The cell spacing, λc, is correlated with hardness by Hall–Petch type equations

  4. Moessbauer Spectroscopy, Dilatometry and Neutron Diffraction Detection of the ε-Phase Fraction in Fe-Mn Shape Memory Alloys

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    The results of a Moessbauer spectroscopy (MS) and a neutron diffraction (ND) study carried out on a set of Fe-Mn alloys quenched from high temperatures are reported. Upon quenching the high temperature stable phase FCC (γ) together with metastably retained HCP-(ε) phase are formed. The lattice parameters obtained using ND are in excellent agreement with previous results of the literature. The phase fractions obtained from MS are coincident, within experimental errors, with those extracted from ND, with exception of the case of an alloy with the lowest Mn content (16.8 at.% Mn). That situation can be associated with the occurrence of a high density of stacking faults (SF) in the γ phase or to the presence of a paramagnetic γ phase. ε phase fractions obtained from MS and ND decrease smoothly with Mn content but are always larger than the values reported in literature resulting from dilatometry.

  5. Magnetic anisotropy of vicinal (001) fcc Co films: Role of crystal splitting and structure relaxation in the step-decoration effect

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    Cinal, M.; Umerski, A.

    2006-05-01

    The uniaxial in-plane magnetic anisotropy (UIP-MA) constant is calculated for a single step on the (001) surface of fcc Co(N) films. The calculations are done for both an undecorated step and the step decorated with one or more, up to seven, Cu wires. Our objective is to explain the mechanisms by which the decoration decreases the UIP-MA constant, which is the effect observed experimentally for ultrathin Co films deposited on vicinal (001) Cu surfaces and can lead to reorientation of magnetization within the film plane. Theoretical calculations performed with a realistic tight-binding model show that the step decoration changes the UIP-MA constant significantly only if the splitting between the on-site energies of various d -orbitals is included for atoms located near the step edge. The local relaxation of atomic structure around the step is also shown to have a significant effect on the shift of the UIP-MA constant. The influence of these two relevant factors is analyzed further by examining individual contributions to the UIP-MA constant from atoms around the step. The magnitude of the obtained UIP-MA shift agrees well with experimental data. It is also found that an additional shift due to possible charge transfer between Cu and Co atoms is very small.

  6. Influence Factor Analysis of FCC Heavy Gasoline End Boiling Point%催化重汽油干点的影响因素分析

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    庞春天; 张颖; 李雅华

    2014-01-01

    国内某石化公司1 Mt/a 的催化裂化装置出现了重汽油干点偏高的情况。通过分析装置现有操作数据并针对该数据进行了详细核算,找到了导致重汽油干点偏高的具体原因。分析讨论了重汽油干点的影响因素,并提出了降低重汽油干点的调整方案。%The heavy gasoline from 1 Mt/a FCC unit in a domestic petrochemical company has higher end boiling point. In this paper, through analyzing and calculating the existed operating data, specific reasons to cause higher end boiling point were determined. The influence factors of heavy gasoline end boiling point were discussed, and the solutions were put forward.

  7. Exclusive production of heavy charged Higgs boson pairs in the $p p \\to p p H^+ H^-$ reaction at the LHC and FCC

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    Lebiedowicz, Piotr

    2015-01-01

    We calculate differential cross sections for exclusive production of heavy charged scalar, weakly interacting, particles (charged Higgs bosons, charged technipions, etc.) via photon-photon fusion in the $p p \\to p p H^+ H^-$ reaction with exact $2 \\to 4$ kinematics. We present distributions in rapidities, transverse momenta and correlations in azimuthal angles between the protons and between the charged Higgs bosons. As an example, the integrated cross section for $\\sqrt{s}$ = 14 TeV (LHC) is about 0.1 fb and about 0.9 fb at the Future Circular Collider (FCC) for $\\sqrt{s}$ = 100 TeV when assuming $m_{H^{\\pm}}$ = 150 GeV. The results are compared with results obtained within standard equivalent-photon approximation (EPA) known from the literature. We discuss the role of the Dirac and Pauli electromagnetic form factors of the proton. Absorption corrections are calculated for the first time differentially for various distributions. In general, they lead to a damping of the cross section. The damping depends on ...

  8. Response to FCC 98-208 notice of inquiry in the matter of revision of part 15 of the commission's rules regarding ultra-wideband transmission systems

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    In general, Micropower Impulse Radar (MIR) depends on Ultra-Wideband (UWB) transmission systems. UWB technology can supply innovative new systems and products that have an obvious value for radar and communications uses. Important applications include bridge-deck inspection systems, ground penetrating radar, mine detection, and precise distance resolution for such things as liquid level measurement. Most of these UWB inspection and measurement methods have some unique qualities, which need to be pursued. Therefore, in considering changes to Part 15 the FCC needs to take into account the unique features of UWB technology. MIR is applicable to two general types of UWB systems: radar systems and communications systems. Currently LLNL and its licensees are focusing on radar or radar type systems. LLNL is evaluating MIR for specialized communication systems. MIR is a relatively low power technology. Therefore, MIR systems seem to have a low potential for causing harmful interference to other users of the spectrum since the transmitted signal is spread over a wide bandwidth, which results in a relatively low spectral power density

  9. Uncertainty evaluation of fluid dynamic models and validation by gamma ray transmission measurements of the catalyst flow in a FCC cold pilot unity

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    Teles, Francisco A.S.; Santos, Ebenezer F.; Dantas, Carlos C., E-mail: francisco.teles@ufpe.br [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Centro de Tecnologia e Geociencias. Departamento de Energia Nuclear; Melo, Silvio B., E-mail: sbm@cin.ufpe.br [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (CIN/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Centro de Informatica; Santos, Valdemir A. dos, E-mail: vas@unicap.br [Universidade Catolica de Pernambuco (UNICAP), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica; Lima, Emerson A.O., E-mail: emathematics@gmail.com [Universidade de Pernambuco (POLI/UPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Escola Politecnica

    2013-07-01

    In this paper, fluid dynamics of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) process is investigated by means of a Cold Flow Pilot Unit (CFPU) constructed in Plexiglas to visualize operational conditions. Axial and radial catalyst profiles were measured by gamma ray transmission in the riser of the CFPU. Standard uncertainty was evaluated in volumetric solid fraction measurements for several concentrations at a given point of axial profile. Monitoring of the pressure drop in riser shows a good agreement with measured standard uncertainty data. A further evaluation of the combined uncertainty was applied to volumetric solid fraction equation using gamma transmission data. Limit condition of catalyst concentration in riser was defined and simulation with random numbers provided by MATLAB software has tested uncertainty evaluation. The Guide to the expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM) is based on the law of propagation of uncertainty and on the characterization of the quantities measured by means of either a Gaussian distribution or a t-distribution, which allows measurement uncertainty to be delimited by means of a confidence interval. A variety of supplements to GUM are being developed, which will progressively enter into effect. The first of these supplements [3] describes an alternative procedure for the calculation of uncertainties: the Monte Carlo Method (MCM).MCM is an alternative to GUM, since it performs a characterization of the quantities measured based on the random sampling of the probability distribution functions. This paper also explains the basic implementation of the MCM method in MATLAB. (author)

  10. Effect of alloying by lanthanum and high rhenium superalloys on the basis of Ni-Al-Cr on the structure and phase composition

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    This paper presents transmission and scanning electronic microscope investigations of Ni-Al-Cr superalloy alloyed with additional Re and La elements. This superalloy is obtained by the directional solidification method and subsequently is subjected to two-stage high-temperature annealing: 1) at T = 1150°C, the test time is 1 hour; 2) at T = 1100°C, the testing time is 1430 hours. It was found that the γ- and γ′-phases are the main phases in the two states on the basis of fcc lattice. Where γ is the disordered fcc solid solution and γ′-phase is the main phase with an ordered arrangement of atoms having the L12 superstructure. It is shown that such additional elements as Re and La result in the formation of new phases in Ni-Al-Cr accompanied by considerable modifications of quasi-cuboid structure in its γ′-phase. The phase composition and morphology of the phases are studied

  11. Effect of alloying by lanthanum and high rhenium superalloys on the basis of Ni-Al-Cr on the structure and phase composition

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    Kozlov, Eduard, E-mail: kozlov@tsuab.ru; Tsedrik, Elena, E-mail: tsedrik@sibmail.ru; Koneva, Nina, E-mail: koneva@tsuab.ru [Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building, 2, Solyanaya Sq., 634003, Tomsk (Russian Federation); Popova, Natalya, E-mail: natalya-popova-44@mail.ru [Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building, 2, Solyanaya Sq., 634003, Tomsk (Russian Federation); Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science, SB RAS, 2/4, Academicheskii Av., 634055, Tomsk (Russian Federation); Nikonenko, Elena, E-mail: vilatomsk@mail.ru [Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building, 2, Solyanaya Sq., 634003, Tomsk (Russian Federation); National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, 30, Lenin Av., 634050, Tomsk (Russian Federation); Fedoricheva, Marina, E-mail: fed-mv@mail.ru [Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science, SB RAS, 2/4, Academicheskii Av., 634055, Tomsk (Russian Federation); National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, 30, Lenin Av., 634050, Tomsk (Russian Federation)

    2016-01-15

    This paper presents transmission and scanning electronic microscope investigations of Ni-Al-Cr superalloy alloyed with additional Re and La elements. This superalloy is obtained by the directional solidification method and subsequently is subjected to two-stage high-temperature annealing: 1) at T = 1150°C, the test time is 1 hour; 2) at T = 1100°C, the testing time is 1430 hours. It was found that the γ- and γ′-phases are the main phases in the two states on the basis of fcc lattice. Where γ is the disordered fcc solid solution and γ′-phase is the main phase with an ordered arrangement of atoms having the L1{sub 2} superstructure. It is shown that such additional elements as Re and La result in the formation of new phases in Ni-Al-Cr accompanied by considerable modifications of quasi-cuboid structure in its γ′-phase. The phase composition and morphology of the phases are studied.

  12. Nucleation and growth of a hcp phase in homogeneous (Ar) and heterogeneous(ArKr) clusters by the electron diffraction data

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    The electron diffraction study of nucleation and growth of the hcp phase in homogeneous (Ar) and heterogeneous (Ar-Kr) clusters formed in adiabatically expanding supersonic jets is carried out. The average cluster size ranged from 2x103 to 1x105 atom/claster. The threshold cluster size corresponding to the appearance of an hcp phase in addition to the fcc structure is determined. It is found that the relative volume of the hcp phase in monocrystalline clusters increases with their size. In heterogeneous clusters, the hcp phase relative volume is greater than that in homoge-neous clusters of the same size. We established a correlation between the hcp phase relative volume and the number of ''defective'' planes contained in the fcc matrix, which were the nuclei of the hcp phase. It is found that in very large polycrystalline aggregations (delta>=150 A) fraction of the hcp phase reaches its maximum and does not change with further cluster growth. A mechanism of nucleation and growth of the hcp phase in rare gas clusters is proposed.

  13. Evolution of FCC/BCC interface and its effect on the strengthening of severe drawn Cu–3 wt.% Cr

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    Feng, Qiong [Institute of Applied Mechanics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049 (China); Song, Lunan; Zeng, Yuewu [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Fang, Youtong [College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Meng, Liang [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Liu, Jiabin, E-mail: liujiabin@zju.edu.cn [Institute of Applied Mechanics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); College of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Wang, Hongtao, E-mail: htw@zju.edu.cn [Institute of Applied Mechanics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)

    2015-08-15

    Highlights: • Systematically investigated the microstructure evolution of Cu–3 wt.% Cr alloys in a large range drawing strains. • The incoherent Cu/Cr interface evolved into coherent interface. • Proposed a model to describe the relationship of mechanical property and microstructure. - Abstract: Metal composites have attracted great interest for the combination of high strength and high electrical conductivity. We take the Cu–3 wt.% Cr composite as a model system to reveal the structure–property relations in a large range of drawing strains (η), and propose the strengthening mechanism during cold drawing. At small and moderate drawing strains, the incoherent and semi-coherent interfaces are effective barriers for dislocation motion and pile-up. The mechanical behaviors are described well by the Hall–Petch relation. The work hardening at η < 4.5 is the direct consequence of the grain refinement and the increasing density of phase boundaries, which can be well modelled by a linear rule of mixture. Deviation is observed at η > 4.5, when the strength gradually reaches a plateau. Microstructural analysis reveals that further refinement can hardly occur at high drawing strains due to the dynamic recovery process. Another characteristic of the turning point is the structural homogenization, i.e. the mechanical alloy induced inter-mixing and the full coherency. The transition of the interface coherency is clearly identified by both electron diffraction and high resolution transmission electron microscopy. The structural homogenization at the interface may alleviate the interfacial blockage to the dislocation slipping, indicating the existence of an interfacial strength limit. The linear rule of mixture is modified to account for this effect at η > 4.5. The complete mechanical behavior of the Cu–3 wt.% Cr composite is captured by a piece-wise function.

  14. Evolution of FCC/BCC interface and its effect on the strengthening of severe drawn Cu–3 wt.% Cr

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    Highlights: • Systematically investigated the microstructure evolution of Cu–3 wt.% Cr alloys in a large range drawing strains. • The incoherent Cu/Cr interface evolved into coherent interface. • Proposed a model to describe the relationship of mechanical property and microstructure. - Abstract: Metal composites have attracted great interest for the combination of high strength and high electrical conductivity. We take the Cu–3 wt.% Cr composite as a model system to reveal the structure–property relations in a large range of drawing strains (η), and propose the strengthening mechanism during cold drawing. At small and moderate drawing strains, the incoherent and semi-coherent interfaces are effective barriers for dislocation motion and pile-up. The mechanical behaviors are described well by the Hall–Petch relation. The work hardening at η < 4.5 is the direct consequence of the grain refinement and the increasing density of phase boundaries, which can be well modelled by a linear rule of mixture. Deviation is observed at η > 4.5, when the strength gradually reaches a plateau. Microstructural analysis reveals that further refinement can hardly occur at high drawing strains due to the dynamic recovery process. Another characteristic of the turning point is the structural homogenization, i.e. the mechanical alloy induced inter-mixing and the full coherency. The transition of the interface coherency is clearly identified by both electron diffraction and high resolution transmission electron microscopy. The structural homogenization at the interface may alleviate the interfacial blockage to the dislocation slipping, indicating the existence of an interfacial strength limit. The linear rule of mixture is modified to account for this effect at η > 4.5. The complete mechanical behavior of the Cu–3 wt.% Cr composite is captured by a piece-wise function

  15. Phases present in FeZr alloy

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    For the Fe-rich region in the binary diagram of FeZr, there is controversy in literature on the existence of the phases ZrFe3 and ZrFe2+x close to ZrFe2. Two alloys were fused together (Zr23Fe77 and Zr15Fe85) in an electric-arc furnace with a Tungsten electrode in an argon atmosphere. Zr 99,95% pure and 99,999% pure Fe were used. The samples were thermically treated at 1050 deg C for 192 hours and at 1230 deg C for 67 hours in an argon atmosphere. Both the samples which had been thermically treated, as well as those which had been fused, were analyzed by X-ray diffraction and metallography, and their compositions were determined by an electronic microprobe. The presence of the ZrFe3 phase was identified as a cubic structure (fcc) which coexists with ZrFe3 and Fe α. The stability of the former is also studied. (Author)

  16. Nucleation and phase-selection in undercooled melts

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    Electromagnetic levitation technique is applied to undercool bulk melts of metals and alloys. A large undercooling range becomes accessible by avoiding heterogeneous nucleation on container walls and processing the melts under high purity environment. A freely suspended drop is produced with the extra benefit that it becomes accessible for direct observation and diagnostics. Temperature-time profiles (ttp) are measured during the melting and solidification process. The ttp profiles give insight into the thermodynamics of phase-selection processes. The levitation technique is combined with the diagnostic means at European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF Grenoble) to record time-resolved diffraction spectra during rapid crystallization of deeply undercooled melts. In such a way, the sequence of solidification of different crystallographic phases and (partly) remelting of primarily formed phases during recalescence is unambiguously determined. All these investigations allow for the construction of nucleation phase-selection diagrams examples of which are presented for Fe-based, Ni-V, and Nd-Fe-B alloys with a competition of phase formation of bcc, fcc, and some intermetallic phases, respectively. They give the conditions for the formation of metastable solids of different crystallographic structures as a function of concentration and undercooling achieved prior to solidification

  17. Thermodynamic Functions and Phase Transformation of Metal Nanocrystals

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    Jinping GAO; Xiaoyan SONG; Jiuxing ZHANG; Keyong YANG; Xuemei LIU

    2005-01-01

    A model to calculate the thermodynamic functions of the pure metal nanocrystals has been developed, with the consideration of the effects of both the interfaces and the crystal in the nano-grain interior. As an example, the enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs free energy, as functions of the excess free volume at interfaces, temperature and grain size, are calculated for the Co nanocrystals. Furthermore, the characteristics ofβ-Co→α-Co phase transformation are studied, and the transformation temperatures at different levels of grain size, as well as the critical grain sizes at different temperatures, are predicted. The calculation results show that, the nano-grainedβ-Co (fcc) is thermodynamically stable at temperatures much lower than that for the conventional coarse-grained materials, and may also stably exist at room temperature when the grain size is reduced to be small enough. The present model is verified by comparisons between the experimental findings and the theoretical predictions.

  18. Comparison of the fluid dynamic models of solids density profile in a FCC cold riser with aid of gamma-ray transmission

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    To measure the axial concentration of the solid component with aid of gamma radiation to compare two fluid dynamic models was the goal of this work. An 241Am radioactive source of a 9 7.4 ·109 Bq intensity and the detector were collimated. A support of the arrangement allows dislocating source and detector in order to scan along of riser axial length. The gamma measurements are taken with a 0.05 m x 0.05 m NaI(Tl) detector associated to a mono and to a multichannel analyser which is provided by a Genie 2000, Canberra software for spectrum evaluation. By integrating the 0.060 MeV photopeak of the 241Am gamma spectrum all the attenuation measurements are taken. The catalyst mass absorption coefficient, μ =331 m2/kg, was determined in a previous experiment. For the solid volumetric fraction about 0.02, in the solid entrance in riser, the fluid dynamic model performances were compared by four different search numeric methods (Quasi-Newton, Hook-Jeeves Pattern Mooves, Rosenbrock Pattern Search and Simplex Procedure) from user-specified regression (Custom loss function) from nonlinear estimation of SIMULINK/MatlabR and Statistica software. In this standard multiple regression type it estimates the regression coefficients by 'finding' those coefficients that minimize the residual variance (sum of squared residuals) around the regression line. Any deviation of an observed score from a predicted score signifies some loss in the accuracy of prediction. The comparison tests between experimental and simulated data showed that the Santana's model was more indicated to simulate the solid axial density profile in a cold flow riser of a FCC pilot unit. (author)

  19. Important engineering issues in FCC regenerable wet flue gas scrubbing process%催化裂化可再生湿法烟气脱硫工艺应关注的工程问题

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    胡敏; 郭宏昶; 胡永龙; 汤红年; 王刻文; 谭忻; 朱雷鸣

    2012-01-01

    The two typical and industrialized FCC regenerable wet flue gas scrubbing processes I. E. LABSORB process of DuPont BELCO and CANSOLV process of Shell Global Solutions are introduced and the main technical indexes and technical features of the two processes are compared. The main characteristics of RASO process and associated engineering technologies developed by SINOPEC Luoyang Petrochemical Engineering Corporation are described, and the ion liquid recycle flue gas scrubbing process developed by Chengdu Huaxi Chemical Technology Co, Ltd. Are discussed. The impacts of application of regenerable wet flue gas scrubbing process in FCC units on the upstream flue gas expander, waste heat boiler or CO boiler and on operating parameters and capacity of the downstream sulfur recovery unit are studied in detail. It is pointed out that the absorbent ( scrubbing liquid) is the core technology of the regenerable wet flue gas scrubbing process, which determines the advance of the technology as well as capital investment and energy consumption of the flue gas scrubbing unit. The engineering technologies for application of regenerable wet flue gas scrubbing technology in FCC unit need to be further improved in respect of long-term operation, equipment layout & plot area requirement, capital vestment, energy consumption and operating costs, etc. When selecting the regenerable wet flue gas scrubbing for FCC unit, the impacts on upstream flue gas expander, waste heat boiler or CO boiler and the downstream sulfur recovery unit have to be considered to design FCC unit, flue gas scrubbing unit and sulfur recovery unit into an integrated complex.The two typical and industrialized FCC regenerable wet flue gas scrubbing processes I. E. LABSORB. Process of DuPont, BELCO, And CANSOLV, Process of Shell Global Solutions are introduced and the main technical indexes and technical features of the two processes are compared. The main characteristics of RASO process and associated engineering

  20. Characterization of Phases in an As-cast Copper-Manganese-Aluminum Alloy

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    J.Iqbal, F.Hasan; F.Ahmad

    2006-01-01

    Copper-manganese-aluminum (CMA) alloys, containing small additions of Fe, Ni, and Si, exhibit good strength and remarkable corrosion resistance against sea water. The alloys are used in as-cast condition, and their microstructure can show wide variations. The morphology, crystallography and composition of the phases presented in an as-cast (CMA) alloy of nominal composition Cu-14%Mn-8%Al-3%Fe-2%Ni were investigated using optical, electron optical, and microprobe analytical techniques. The as-cast microstructure consisted of the grains of fcc α and bcc β-phases alongwith intermetallic precipitates of various morphologies. The dendritic-shaped particles and the cuboid-shaped precipitates, which were rich in Fe and Mn and had an fcc DO3 structure. These four different morphologies of intermetallic precipitates exhibited discrete orientationrelationships with the α-matrix. The β-grains only contained very small cuboid shaped precipitates, which could only be resolved through transmission electron microscopy. These precipitates were found to be based on Fe3Al and had the DO3 structure.

  1. FCC Chairman Michael Powell--Telecom Regulation Faced Position%访谈同行CEO美国FCC主席Michael Powell--电信管制面临的形势访谈美国联邦通信委员会(FCC)主席Michael Powell参考信息

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    周民立; 王慧

    2004-01-01

    @@ 主持人:美国联邦通信委员会(FCC)是美国通信业(包括电信和媒体)的最高管制立法机构.1997年7月31日,共和党人Michael K Powell被克林顿总统提名为联邦通信委员会(FCC)成员并于同年10月28日在美国议会获得通过.2001年1月22日,美国总统乔治·布什委任他为FCC主席.Powell主席于2004年6月15日在他华盛顿特区的办公室里接受了Gartner咨询公司资深专家Kenneth McGee的采访,讨论了关于宽带、电信、媒体所有权、内容出版和数字电视等有关的政策问题.Powell认为发展宽带之所以重要,是因为它像当年的语音通信一样将成为一个普遍服务来影响民众和政府行为,并给通信管制带来崭新的环境.一项业务和技术的生命力在于是否可使普通民众在经济和使用上获益.他认为下一带网络将是积木构状的,有线无线及其各种技术相互联接融合.他还直率地评论美国长途电话运营商的走向,认为对于任何一个视野狭窄,只在电缆、卫星、无线通信或长途等单一平台上考虑问题的公司都将难以维持很长时间,而任何可以组织并提供信息或数据--无论是新闻、信息、娱乐或基本的通信业务的公司都会得到发展.本专栏对Garther的采访原文进行了翻译编辑,题目为编者所加.

  2. Solid-solid phase transformation kinetics

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    Bauer, Rico

    2010-01-01

    Chapter 2 of this thesis presents the investigation of the microstructural evolution of Co precipitates formed upon isochronal annealing of an initially supersaturated Au 10.12 at. % Co solid solution. It was proven, that initially plate like bcc Co precipitates have formed, which deviates from the expected stable fcc Co crystal structure. Upon prolonged annealing, i. e. with ongoing precipitation reaction, the bcc Co was transformed into fcc Co accompanied with a morphological change of th...

  3. Study on the effects of matrix yield strength on hydride phase stability in Zircaloy-2 and Zr 2.5 wt% Nb

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    A study on the effect of matrix yield strength on precipitation of hydride phases in zirconium alloys is presented. X-ray diffraction measurements from the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) at Brookhaven National Laboratory were used to characterise the quantity of δ (fcc) and γ (fct) hydride phases in zirconium alloys as a function of yield stress and cooling rate. While experimental results indicate that yield stress has a pronounced effect on hydride phase stability in the zirconium–hydrogen system, other factors including defect structure and β-phase distribution also influence the hydride phase stability, for material of a given yield stress. These results offer a possible explanation for the wide range of hydride phase stability reported in the literature for the zirconium–hydrogen system.

  4. STUDY ON THE WASHING PROCESS OF FCC CATALYST TO REDUCE AMMONIA NITROGEN CONTENT IN WASHING WATER%降低FCC催化剂洗涤水中氨氮含量的研究

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    严加松; 田辉平; 龙军

    2012-01-01

    Factors such as ammonium salt amount, sulfuric acid dosage and washing procedure on the washing of FCC catalyst were studied. Test results showed that washing FCC catalyst under acidic conditions could consume less ammonium salt to reach the similar sodium oxide content of catalyst. An industrial trial was carried out based on this acidic condition washing procedure and the results showed that about 30% of ammonium sulfate can be saved to obtain the same catalyst quality. Moreover, the amount of ammonia nitrogen in the washing water of FCC catalyst was lowered by about 30% , which is a significant improvement in catalyst manufacture, waste treatment and environmental protection.%针对FCC催化剂洗涤水氨氮含量高的问题,考察铵盐用量、硫酸用量及洗涤方式对FCC催化剂洗涤效果的影响.结果表明,在酸性条件下洗涤FCC催化剂可以降低铵盐的用量,且可以达到较好的洗涤氧化钠的效果.工业应用结果表明,洗涤催化剂时加入酸性水,在保证洗涤氧化钠效果的条件下,可以使催化剂洗涤过程中硫酸铵的用量减少30%,催化剂洗涤水中氨氮含量下降约30%.

  5. Formation of metastable phases in magnesium–titanium system by high-pressure torsion and their hydrogen storage performance

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    No binary phases exist in the Mg–Ti binary equilibrium phase diagram and the two elements are totally immiscible even in liquid form. This study shows that four metastable phases (two with the bcc and fcc structures and two with the hcp structures) are formed in the Mg–Ti system by severe plastic deformation (SPD) through the process of high-pressure torsion (HPT). Investigation of hydrogenation properties reveals that these metastable phases are decomposed to pure Mg and Ti during heating before they can absorb the hydrogen in the form of ternary Mg–Ti hydrides. First-principles calculations show that the hydrogenation reaction should occur thermodynamically, and ternary Mg–Ti hydrides with the cubic structure should form at low temperature. However, the slow kinetics for this reaction appears to be the limiting step. Calculations show that the binding energy of hydrogen increases and the thermodynamic stability of hydrides undesirably increases by addition of Ti to Mg

  6. Mesoscopic FCC Co ring magnets

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    We present the results of a systematic study of the magnetic properties of micrometer size arrays of Co(1 0 0) epitaxial ring magnets grown on prepatterned Si substrates. The Co thickness varied between 5 and 34 nm and the outer diameter of the rings varied between 0.9 and 1.6 μm. Magnetic measurements and micromagnetic simulations show that for appropriate ring structures a two-step switching process occurs, indicating the existence of two different stable states. In addition to the vortex state, we have identified a new bi-domain state, the 'onion state', corresponding to opposite circulation of the magnetisation in each half of the ring. The onion state is stable at remanence and undergoes a simple and well-characterised nucleation-free switching. Using micromagnetic simulations we show also that the magnetisation reversal in narrow rings can take place via a nucleation-free domain wall motion process when a field pulse is applied in the plane of the film and perpendicular to the net magnetisation. Switching times of the order of 400 ps are predicted with this approach

  7. FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS)

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    Federal Communications Commission — The Universal Licensing System allows electronic filing of applications processed by the Commission. The ULS allows you to indicate the application purpose and...

  8. The Analysis for the Trouble of Condensation Water Recovery System in FCC Unit%催化装置凝结水回收系统现存问题的分析

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    曹小伟

    2012-01-01

    Finding the reasons to make the condensation water pipe vibrating in the FCC unit through the operation parameters analysis on the basis of the thermodynamic theory of water and steam.Propose the solution for the pipe vibration of the condensation water recovery system.%运用水汽热力学相关理论,结合生产操作数据,对催化裂化装置中蒸汽加热凝结水回收系统中存在的问题进行分析,找出问题的原因,并提出改进措施。

  9. El papel del catalizador usado de craqueo catalítico (fcc) como material puzolánico en el proceso de corrosión de armaduras de hormigón

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    ZORNOZA GÓMEZ, EMILIO MANUEL

    2008-01-01

    El principal problema que afecta a la vida útil de las estructuras de hormigón armado es la corrosión de las armaduras. Los riesgos más importantes para dicha corrosión son la carbonatación del recubrimiento de hormigón y el ingreso de iones cloruro. Por estas razones, la investigación en nuevos conglomerantes que favorezcan la resistencia a la corrosión de las armaduras es un campo de interés para la ingeniería civil. El catalizador de craqueo catalítico (FCC) es un material de base soli...

  10. The possibility to measure the magnetic moments of short-lived particles (charm and beauty baryons) at LHC and FCC energies using the phenomenon of spin rotation in crystals

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    Baryshevsky, V. G.

    2016-06-01

    The use of spin rotation effect in bent crystals for measuring the magnetic moment of short-lived particles in the range of LHC and FCC energies is considered. It is shown that the estimated number of produced baryons that are captured into a bent crystal grows as ∼γ 3 / 2 with increasing particle energy. Hence it may be concluded that the experimental measurement of magnetic moments of short-lived particles using the spin rotation effect is feasible at LHC and higher energies (for LHC energies, e.g., the running time required for measuring the magnetic moment of Λc+is 2 ÷ 16 hours).

  11. Utilización de ceniza volante y catalizador fcc gastado en la recuperación de cromo (iii) de los efluentes líquidos de las curtiembres

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    Amaya, Jeceny; Tristancho, Andrés; Sánchez Castellanos, Francisco José

    2010-01-01

    El presente trabajo estudia la posibilidad de utilizar dos desechos sólidos industriales: la ceniza volante de TERMOPAIPA y el catalizador de equilibrio gastado (FCC) de ECOPETROL, en la remoción y recuperación de cromo de los efluentes líquidos de las curtiembres. La ceniza volante se sometió a dos tratamientos hidrotérmicos alcalinos para obtener estructuras zeolíticas de mejores propiedades, y el catalizador gastado se calcinó para eliminar el coque de su superficie. La caracterización de ...

  12. Phase transitions

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    Solé, Ricard V

    2011-01-01

    Phase transitions--changes between different states of organization in a complex system--have long helped to explain physics concepts, such as why water freezes into a solid or boils to become a gas. How might phase transitions shed light on important problems in biological and ecological complex systems? Exploring the origins and implications of sudden changes in nature and society, Phase Transitions examines different dynamical behaviors in a broad range of complex systems. Using a compelling set of examples, from gene networks and ant colonies to human language and the degradation o

  13. Venus Phasing.

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    Riddle, Bob

    1997-01-01

    Presents a science activity designed to introduce students to the geocentric and heliocentric models of the universe. Helps students discover why phase changes on Venus knocked Earth out of the center of the universe. (DKM)

  14. Phase field

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    In this work, the phase-field method and its application to microstructure evolution in reactor fuel and clad are discussed. The examples highlight the capability of the phase-field method to capture evolution processes that are influenced by both thermal and elastic stress fields that are caused by microstructural changes in the solid-state. The challenges that need to be overcome before the technique can become predictive and material-specific are discussed. (authors)

  15. A metastable HCP intermetallic phase in Cu-Al bilayer films

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    Cha, Limei

    2006-07-01

    For the present study, three kinds of layered Cu/Al films have been fabricated. The first kind of samples were multilayered Cu/Al films deposited by sputtering on (001)Si. The individual layer thicknesses were 100 nm, 200 nm and 400 nm, while the total film thickness of 800 nm was kept constant, thus leading to multilayer systems with 8, 4 and 2 layers, respectively. The second type of samples were Cu/Al bilayer films grown on (0001) sapphire by sputtering, with individual layer thicknesses of 400 nm. The third type of samples were bilayer films (100 nm Cu and 100 nm Al) deposited on (0001)sapphire by MBE at room temperature. Applying conventional transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, different epitaxial growth behaviors were found in these films. All multilayer films from the first type were polycrystalline. The second type of films show a (111) FCC texture and possess intermetallic phases at the interfaces. HRTEM investigations displayed that along [111]FCC, the atomic structure of the interlayer has an ABAB stacking sequence, which is identical with a hexagonal close-packed (HCP) structure in [0001] direction, but not with the ABCABC stacking sequence of Cu and Al in [111]FCC. The lattice parameters of the HCP structure at the interlayer were determined from a model which gave the best agreement between the experimental and simulated images. The parameters are: a=b=0.256 nm, c=0.419 nm, ?=120 , with the space group of P6m2. Furthermore, lattice distortion analysis revealed that the lattice parameters of the HCP phase are increasing from the near-Cu-side to the near-Al-side. The chemical composition of the interlayer was investigated by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). EDS linescans were performed from pure Al to pure Cu layers. In order to examine the stability of this HCP phase, in-situ heating experiments were performed in the HRTEM at {proportional_to}600 C. Ex-situ heating experiments were performed at different temperatures to

  16. 78 FR 61350 - Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I Auction (Auction 902); Short-Form Application Filing Window...

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    2013-10-03

    ... FCC Auction System, auction rules, and Mobility Fund rules, available at http://wireless.fcc.gov...: Notice. SUMMARY: In this document, the Wireless Telecommunications and Wireline Competition Bureaus... list of eligible areas for Auction 902. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wireless...

  17. Technology of Hot Air Recycle from FCC Catalyst Spray Drying%催化裂化催化剂喷雾干燥热风再循环技术

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    叶金应

    2012-01-01

    Analysised the relative humidity of the hot air from the tail gas of FCC catalyst spray drying. Technology of hot air recycle was adapted in the process of spray drying during FCC catalyst production. The operation parameters were optimized by comparing the thermal efficiency and energy saving under different recycle ratio. Technology of hot air recycle from spray drying improved the thermal efficiency of the unit and reached apparent energy saving.%分析了催化裂化催化剂喷雾干燥尾气热风的相对湿度;在催化裂化催化剂喷雾干燥生产过程中,采用热风再循环技术;比较不同循环比下的热效率和节能效果,优化操作参数;喷雾干燥热风再循环技术提高了装置的热效率,节能效果明显。

  18. Phase equilibria and thermodynamics of the Fe–Al–C system: Critical evaluation, experiment and thermodynamic optimization

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    In order to provide an efficient tool to design alloy chemistry and processing conditions for high-strength, lightweight steel, an investigation of the Fe–Al–C ternary system was carried out by experimental phase diagram measurement and a CALPHAD thermodynamic analysis. Discrepancies between previously available experimental results and thermodynamic calculations were identified. The Fe–Al sub-binary system was re-optimized in order to obtain an accurate description of the liquid phase, while Gibbs energies of solid phases were mainly taken from a previous thermodynamic modeling. Phase equilibria among face-centered cubic (fcc)/body-centered cubic (bcc)/graphite/κ-carbide/liquid phases in the Fe–Al–C system in the temperature range from 1000 to 1400 °C were obtained by chemical equilibration followed by quenching, and subsequent composition analysis using electron probe microanalysis/inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy. By merging the revised Fe–Al binary description with existing Fe–C and Al–C binary descriptions, a complete thermodynamic description of the Fe–Al–C system was obtained in the present study. The modified quasi-chemical model in the pair approximation was used to model the liquid phase, while solid solutions were modeled using compound energy formalism. A2/B2 order/disorder transition in the bcc phase was taken into account. Compared with previously known experiments/thermodynamic modeling, a better agreement was obtained in the present study, regarding the stable region of fcc and the solidification thermal peak of a ternary alloy near the liquidus temperature. The obtained thermodynamic description also reproduced various types of experimental data in the Fe–Al–C system such as isothermal sections, vertical sections, liquidus projection, etc. The solidification of various steel grades was predicted and discussed

  19. A computational investigation of the effect of alloying elements on the thermodynamic and diffusion properties of fcc nickel alloys, with application to the creep rate of dilute nickel-X alloys

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    Zacherl, Chelsey L.

    In this dissertation, two computational techniques have been employed to understand the alloying effects of various transition elements in Ni and its alloys. To aid in the process of narrowing down the large composition space for the design of future Ni-base superalloys, a thermodynamic model using the CALPHAD approach is developed, where Gibbs energy functions of individual phases are parameterized based on fittings to experimentally measured phase equilibria or thermochemical data and computationally predicted thermochemical data. Multi-component Ni-base superalloys can be accurately described within the CALPHAD approach through the extrapolation of the Gibbs energy functions of the simpler sub-systems which are modeled where experimental and computational data is usually more abundant. The Re-Y and Re-Ti systems, integral binary alloy systems in the Ni-base superalloy database, are modeled in the present work. In addition to studying thermodynamic and phase stability properties of Ni-base superalloys, this thesis also highlights the importance of the kinetic properties of these materials through their diffusion coefficients. Vacancy mediated self-diffusion coefficients are calculated on ferromagnetic and non-magnetic fcc Ni as a function of temperature. Within Eyring’s reaction rate theory, minimum energy pathways for the diffusing atom is calculated using the Nudged Elastic Band method. The present work demonstrates that the mid-row 5d transition row element impurities have the highest activation barriers for impurity diffusion, and subsequently are the slowest diffusers in Ni. The fastest diffusers in Ni coupled with the lowest activation barriers for impurity diffusion are demonstrated to be at the far left of the 3d and 4d transition element rows on the periodic table. The present work also demonstrates that the primary mechanism driving the variation in the impurity diffusion coefficient from element to element is the migration barrier for impurity

  20. Temperature dependence of the structural order in the {gamma}{prime} phase of nickel base superalloy

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    Royer, A. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble (France); Bastie, P. [Univ. Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1-CNRS, Saint-Martin-d`Heres (France). Lab. de Spectrometrie Physique; Veron, M. [LTPCM, Saint-Martin-d`Heres (France)

    1999-03-19

    Single crystal nickel base superalloys are used for the high-temperature parts of aircraft engines like turbine blades. Their good mechanical properties at high temperature are related to the precipitation of an ordered {gamma}{prime} phase which induces a structural hardening of the material. The {gamma}{prime} phase has an ordered L1{sub 2} structure while the {gamma} matrix is disordered and has a FCC structure. The volume fraction of f{gamma}{prime} of the {gamma}{prime} phase evolves with the temperature and a complete solutionizing occurs above 1,280 C in the AM1 superalloy. The {gamma}{prime} phase of Ni based superalloys is usually analyzed through its prototype Ni{sub 3}Al. As the Ni{sub 3}Al structure remains totally ordered up to temperature very close to the melting point, it is commonly assumed in superalloys that the {gamma}{prime} phase precipitates are fully ordered up to their solutionizing and that the volume fraction of the precipitates is equivalent to the volume fraction of the ordered phase. However, in superalloys, it is difficult to separate experimentally the effects related to the solutionizing of the precipitates from those due to a possible partial disordering of the {gamma}{prime} phase and this assumption has not been verified yet. The aim of this paper is to study the structural order in the {gamma}{prime} phase of a superalloy.

  1. Phase Vocoder

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    J.L. Flanagan

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available A vocoder technique is described in which speech signals are represented by their short-time phase and amplitude spectra. A complete transmission system utilizing this approach is simulated on a digital computer. The encoding method leads to an economy in transmission bandwidth and to a means for time compression and expansion of speech signals.

  2. Magnetic Phase Transitions of CeSb. I

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    Fischer, Pernille Hertz; Lebech, Bente; Meier, G.; Rainford, B. D.; Vogt, O.

    1978-01-01

    The magnetic ordering of the anomalous antiferromagnet CeSb, which has a NaCl crystal structure, was determined in zero applied magnetic field by means of neutron diffraction investigations of single crystals and powder. Below the Neel temperature TN of (16.1+or-0.1)K, there exist six partially...... disordered magnetic phases of antiphase domain type ((100) superstructures) with (100) orientation of the magnetic moments. At 4.4K, the ordered magnetic moment equals (2.10+or-0.04) mu B, which corresponds to the free-ion value of 2.14 mu mB for Ce3+. The temperature dependence of the ordered moment shows a...... first-order phase transition at TN. At approximately TN/2 there is a first-order phase transition to a FCC type IA low-temperature configuration. The unusual magnetic properties of CeSb, which result from anisotropic exchange and crystalline electric field effects, resemble those of certain actinide Na...

  3. Effect of mode of rolling on development of texture and microstructure in two-phase (α + β) brass

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    The evolution of microstructure and texture during deformation of two-phase (α + β) brass was studied for different initial microstructure and texture. The deformation processing involved unidirectional and multi-step cross-rolling. The bulk textures were determined by measuring the pole figures and calculating the orientation distribution function ODF for both α (fcc) and β (bcc) phases, while the microstructure and other microstructural parameters were measured through optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy with electron back scatter diffraction (SEM-EBSD). Results indicate that textures developed after unidirectional rolling and multi-step cross-rolling are significantly different. The variation in initial texture had a pronounced effect on the development of texture in the α phase during subsequent deformation.

  4. Effects of germanium and nitrogen incorporation on crystallization of N-doped Ge2+xSb2Te5 (x = 0,1) thin films for phase-change memory

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    The phase-change behavior and microstructure changes of N-doped Ge3Sb2Te5[N-GST(3/2/5)] and Ge2Sb2Te5[GST(2/2/5)] films during the phase transition from an amorphous to a crystalline phase were studied using in situ temperature-dependent sheet resistance measurements, X-ray diffraction, and transmission electron microscopy. The optical band gaps of N-GST(3/2/5) films are higher than that of GST(2/2/5) film in both the amorphous and face-centered-cubic (fcc) phases. Ge nitride formation by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis increased the optical band gap and suppressed crystalline grain growth, resulting in an increase in the crystallization temperature and resistance in the fcc phase. As a result, the Ge- and N-doped GST(2/2/5) composite films can be considered as a promising material for phase-change memory application because of improved thermal stability and reduced power consumption.

  5. Phase equilibria and stability of the B2 phase in the Ni-Mn-Al and Co-Mn-Al systems

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    The phase equilibria and ordering reactions in the composition region up to 50 at.% Al have been investigated in the Ni-Mn-Al and Co-Mn-Al systems at temperatures in the interval 850-1200 C mainly by the diffusion couple method. The compositions of the γ (A1: fcc-Ni, -Co, γ-Mn), γ' (L12: Ni3Al), β (B2: NiAl, CoAl, NiMn), β-Mn (A13: β-Mn type), δ-Mn (A2: bcc-Mn) and ε (A3: hcp-(Mn, Al)) phases in equilibrium and the critical boundaries of the A2/B2 continuous ordering transition in the bcc phase region have been determined. It is shown that in the Mn-rich portion of the ternary systems both continuous and discontinuous A2 to B2 ordering transitions exist. The A2+B2 two-phase region in the isothermal sections has a lenticular shape and exists over a wide temperature range. The phase equilibria between the γ, γ', β, β-Mn, δ-Mn and ε phases are presented and the stability of the ordered bcc aluminides is discussed. (orig.)

  6. Phase equilibria and stability of B2 and L21 ordered phases in the Co-Fe-Ga Heusler alloy system

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    The phase equilibria, A2/B2 and B2/L21 order-disorder transitions and ferromagnetic/paramagnetic transition on the Co-Fe side of the Co-Fe-Ga system were examined by electron probe microanalysis (EPMA), differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) measurement and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM). The equilibrium compositions of interrelations mainly among γ (A1: disordered fcc-Co), α (A2: disordered bcc-Fe), β (B2: ordered bcc-CoGa or FeGa) and β' (L21 or D03: ordered bcc-Co2FeGa or Fe3Ga) phases were determined using diffusion couples and two-phase bulk specimens. It was confirmed that a bcc single-phase region composed of α, β and β' at 700-1000o C exists in a wide composition range and that the ferromagnetic region appearing on the Co-Fe side extends to the center of the Gibbs triangle with decreasing temperature. On the other hand, the β' phase appears along the Fe3Ga-Co3Ga section and the maximal critical temperature of the B2/L21 order-disorder transformation was determined to be 825 oC at a stoichiometric composition expressed as Co2FeGa. The obtained phase diagram was examined in comparison with that of the Co-Fe-Al system

  7. MD study of the finite temperature effects on the phase ordering, stacking fault energy, and edge dislocation core structure in elemental Pu and Pu–Ga alloys

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    The Modified Embedded Atom Model (MEAM) of elemental plutonium and plutonium–gallium alloys has been tested for its ability to reproduce the correct ordering of the hcp and fcc phases that is crucial from the point of view of molecular dynamics simulation of elastic–plastic phenomena in the material. Stacking fault energy obtained with the MEAM is in agreement with experimental data. Results of the edge dislocation modeling at the ambient conditions evidence for rather wide dislocation core, namely, 5–6 Burgers vectors. The results of the MD simulation have been compared with those obtained early with recently developed Multi State-MEAM potential

  8. Phase diagrams

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    The description is presented of binary phase diagrams of titanium alloyed with the following elements: silver, aluminium, arsenic, gold, boron, barium, beryllium, bismuth, carbon, calcium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, gallium, germanium, hydrogen, hafnium, indium, iridium, potassium, lithium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nitrogen, sodium, niobium, nickel, oxygen, osmium, phosphorus, lead, palladium, platinum, plutonium, rhenium, lanthanium, cerium, preseodymium, neodymium, gadolinium, erbium, terbium, thulium, lutetium, rhodium, ruthenium, scandium, silicon, tin, strontium, tantalum, technetium, thorium, uranium, vanadium, tungsten, yttrium, ytterbium, zinc and zirconium

  9. Molecular beam epitaxy of GeTe-Sb2Te3 phase change materials studied by X-ray diffraction

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    The integration of phase change materials into semiconductor heterostructures may lead to the development of a new generation of high density non-volatile phase change memories. Epitaxial phase change materials allow to study the detailed structural changes during the phase transition and to determine the scaling limits of the memory. This work is dedicated to the epitaxial growth of Ge-Sb-Te phase change alloys on GaSb(001). We deposit Ge-Sb-Te (GST) films on GaSb(001) substrates by means of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The film orientation and lattice constant evolution is determined in real time during growth using grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (GID). The nucleation stage of the growth is studied in situ using reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED). Four growth regimes of GST on GaSb(001) were observed: amorphous, polycrystalline, incubated epitaxial and direct epitaxial. Amorphous film grows for substrate temperatures below 100 C. For substrate temperatures in the range 100-160 C, the film grows in polycrystalline form. Incubated epitaxial growth is observed at temperatures from 180 to 210 C. This growth regime is characterized by an initial 0.6nm thick amorphous layer formation, which crystallizes epitaxially as the film thickness increases. The determined lattice constant of the films is 6.01 A, very close to that of the metastable GST phase. The films predominantly possess an epitaxial cube-on-cube relationship. At higher temperatures the films grow epitaxially, however the growth rate is rapidly decreasing with temperature. At temperatures above 270 C the growth rate is zero. The composition of the grown films is close to 2:2:5 for Ge, Sb and Te, respectively. The determined crystal structure of the films is face centered cubic (FCC) with a rhombohedral distortion. The analysis of X-ray peak widths gives a value for the rhombohedral angle of 89.56 . We observe two types of reflections in reciprocal space indicating two FCC sublattices in

  10. Thermodynamic database of the phase diagrams in the Mg-Al-Zn-Y-Ce system

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    LIU Xingjun; WANG Cuiping; WEN Mingzhong; CHEN Xing; PAN Fusheng

    2006-01-01

    The Mg-Al-Zn-Y-Ce system is one of the key systems for designing high-strength Mg alloys. The purpose of the present article is to develop a thermodynamic database for the Mg-Al-Zn-Y-Ce multicomponent system to design Mg alloys using the calculation of phase diagrams (CALPHAD) method, where the Gibbs energies of solution phases such as liquid,fcc, bcc, and hcp phases were described by the subregular solution model, whereas those of all the compounds were described by the sublattice model. The thermodynamic parameters describing Gibbs energies of the different phases in this database were evaluated by fitting the experimental data for phase equilibria and thermodynamic properties. On the basis of this database, a lot of information concerning stable and metastable phase equilibria of isothermal and vertical sections, mo lar fractions of constituent phases, the liquidus projection, etc., can be predicted. This database is expected to play an important role in the design of Mg alloys.

  11. Role of the Surface in Solid-Solid Phase Transitions: Molecular Dynamics Study of the α-γ Transition in Fe

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    Wang, Binjun; Urbassek, Herbert M.

    2016-05-01

    Using classical molecular dynamics simulation, we study the role of surfaces on solid-solid phase transformations. We contrast the transformation behavior of a thin film (two free surfaces) with a bulk system and with a system containing only one free surface. We focus on bcc Fe and induce the transformation from the bcc to the fcc phase by applying biaxial strain. We find that the critical strain at which the material transforms is independent of whether the system has a free surface or not. However, the nucleation mechanism of the new phase and also the transformation speed are strongly influenced by the existence of surfaces. While bulk systems fail early (after phase transformation to a polycrystal) under the applied load, systems with a free surface show a considerably higher ductility.

  12. Application of OCT-M Technology in FCC Gasoline Hydrogenation Unit of Guangzhou Petrochemical Company%OCT-M技术在广石化催化汽油加氢生产中的应用

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    钟宇峰

    2012-01-01

    The operation of Guangzhou petrochemical company FCC gasoline hydrogenation unit with OCT-M series catalytic gasoline hydrogenation desulftirization technology developed by FRIPP was introduced. OCT-M process and OCT-MD process were compared, the unqualified reason of gasoline mercaptan content and doctor test in real operation in accordance with the OCT-MD process was analyzed, and process optimization suggestions were also pointed out.%介绍FRIPP开发的OCT-M系列催化汽油加氢脱硫技术在广州分公司加氢(一)A装置运行情况,对OCT-M和OCT-MD流程进行对比,分析了实际运行中按照OCT-MD流程运行出现产品汽油硫醇和博士试验不合格的原因,并提出流程优化的建议.

  13. Improvement of the SCC resistance of FCC alloys: influence of pre-fatigue on the SCC resistance of the austenitic stainless steel-316L in a MgCl2 boiling solution at 117 deg C

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    The aim of this study is to analyse the effect of pre-fatigue of FCC materials on their mechanical and electrochemical response to better understand and delay the SCC damage. The material/environment couple tested is the 316L polycrystalline austenitic stainless steel in boiling MgCl2 at 30% mass. Samples are pre-strained in low cycle fatigue under plastic strain control, with a p/2 value of 0.4%, for various number of cycles (25%, 75% and at the number of cycles to reach saturation during pre-fatigue). It was found that only pre-fatigue at saturation improves the SCC resistance of the material, both on SSRT and constant load tests. A delayed crack initiation up to 10% of strain. which increases strain to failure by half. mostly accounts for this beneficial effect, during SSRT tests. Furthermore, other pre-straining only resulted in loss of strain to fracture and no delay in crack initiation. We related the crack initiation delay to the surface strain state due to pre-fatigue. It provides fine parallel slip bands. homogeneously located at the surface of the samples. This surface state induces an increasing anodic surface-cathodic surface ratio which lowers the kinetics of localised corrosion. thus that of crack initiation. We also show some experiments implying that pre-fatigue at saturation decreases the SCC crack growth velocity which can be understood through the CEP (Corrosion Enhanced Plasticity) Model. We also show that this beneficial effect is probably available on other fcc material/environment couples, such as OFHC Cu/ 1 M NaNO2 at pH 9. (author)

  14. Crystallization characteristics of Mg-doped Ge2Sb2Te5 films for phase change memory applications

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    Highlights: ► Mg-doped Ge2Sb2Te5 (GST) phase change films with higher resistance and better thermal stability have been proposed. ► The increase of Mg content result in an enhancement in crystallization temperature, activation energy and electrical resistance. ► The proper Mg addition in GST can lead to a one-step crystallization process from amorphous to faced-centered cubic (fcc) phase. ► The formation of covalent Mg-Sb and Mg-Te bonds contribute to the enhancement thermal stability in Mg-doped GST films. - Abstract: Mg-doped Ge2Sb2Te5 (GST) films with different Mg doping concentrations have been prepared, and their crystallization behavior, structure and electrical properties have been systematically investigated for phase-change memory applications. The results show that the addition of Mg into GST films could result in an enhancement in crystallization temperature, activation energy and electrical resistance compared with the conventional GST films, indicating that a good amorphous thermal stability. On the other hand, the proper Mg concentration ranging from 13.6 to 31.1 at.% can lead to a one-step crystallization process from amorphous to faced-centered cubic (fcc) phase and suppress the formation of the hexagonal close-packed (hcp) crystalline phase. X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS) further confirm that the formation of covalent Mg-Sb and Mg-Te bonds contribute to the enhanced thermal stability in Mg-doped GST films.

  15. Modelling of FCC (Fluid Catalytic Cracking) risers with six lumps; Modelo de elevadores de Unidades de Craqueamento Catalitico com cinetica de seis classes

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    Baldessar, Fabio; Negrao, Cezar O. Ribeiro; Palu, Claudia [Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica do Parana (CEFET-PR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    The current work presents a mathematical model of an ascendant flow vertical reactor (riser) of a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit. The two-phase flow (gas-solid) and the cracking reactions are admitted one-dimensional and steady state. Mass, momentum and energy conservation equations are considered for each phase (solid and gas). A six-lump kinetic model is employed to evaluate gasoil, gasoline, GLP, fuel gas, light cycle oil and coke fractions. The model results are compared to experimental values from a pilot plant and to another model found in the literature. The results are in good agreement, showing the model has great potential. (author)

  16. Magnetic and superconducting phases in RE-doped chrysene

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    Hammerath, Franziska; Carretta, Pietro; Artioli, Gianluca A.; Malavasi, Lorenzo [Pavia Univ. (Italy); CNISM, Pavia (Italy)

    2013-07-01

    We present the first magnetic susceptibility, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and muon spin rotation (μSR) investigations of rare earth (RE) doped Chrysene, (RE=Sm, Eu and La), a promising candidate for a new superconducting (SC) hydrocarbon material. The magnetic susceptibility of pure Chrysene is only weakly temperature dependent, its zero-field μSR measurements indicate a high fraction of Muonium formation and its {sup 1}H-NMR spectra and relaxation rates are determined by the dominant nuclear dipolar interactions. The NMR, μSR and susceptibility measurements on the RE-doped compounds show different behaviors, thus confirming the formation of REChrysene phases. Indications of superconductivity are present in La- and Sm-doped Chrysene with SC transition temperatures of 6 K and 4-7 K, respectively. While LaChrysene exhibits a rather high SC volume fraction (∼ 30 %), the one of SmChrysene is always very small. The pressure and magnetic field dependence of T{sub c} of LaChrysene is very similar to the one of LaPhenanthrene, but has to be discussed in the context of a possible spurious fcc La phase, which shows similar SC properties. Such an effect can be excluded for SmChrysene. Susceptibility, NMR and μSR measurements on EuChrysene on the other hand evidence the onset of a magnetic order involving Eu ions.

  17. Evolution of nano-crystalline phases with post-annealing of nitrogen irradiated Fe/Co bilayers

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    Effect of deposition order on the magnetic behavior of magnetic bilayers has been investigated. Different out-of-plane texture has been obtained on reversing the deposition order of Co/Fe bilayer, prepared by ion beam sputtering method. Si(substrate)/Fe/Co shows higher coercivity value compared to Si(substrate)/Co/Fe. Annealing of as-deposited specimens does not show any change in the coercivity value. Nitrogen-ion implantation with a fluence of 5 x 1016 ions/cm2, drastically increases the coercivity value of Substrate/Fe/Co film. In situ annealing of Substrate/Fe/Co, does not show any structural changes in the film, while Substrate/Co/Fe shows the phase transformation from hcp Co to fcc Co, and the appearance of new peaks in the EDXRD pattern suggest the formation of new nano-crystalline phase

  18. Effect of Pd composition on phase state and thermodynamic properties of Mo-Ru-Rh-Pd alloys

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    Thermodynamic equilibrium calculations were performed to investigate the oxidation behavior of the Mo-Ru-Rh-Pd alloys, which is well known as the undissolved residue in the reprocessing process. The influence of temperature, oxygen partial pressure, and Pd concentration on the equilibrium composition, melting temperature, and activities were evaluated. On the basis of the computed phase diagram of Mo0.3Ru0.5Rh0.1Pd0.1, the stable phase and the compositions under the condition of a glass melter were evaluated. The computed phase diagram showed that in the temperature range of 1150-1180degC and under the oxygen partial pressure of 0.2 atm, the stable phases are FCC alloy, RuO2 and gas ideal. The computation of the phase diagram was also carried out on Mo0.3Ru0.5Pd0.2. The resultant phase diagram was compared with that of Mo0.3Ru0.5Rh0.1Pd0.1 to investigate the effect of Pd concentration on the oxidation behavior of the Mo-Ru-Rh-Pd alloys. Based on the computed temperature-concentration phase diagram and activities of Mo, Ru, Rh, and Pd in the HCP phase, the effect of Pd concentration on the stability of each metallic species was discussed. (author)

  19. Experimental observation of magnetically induced phase separation and thermodynamic assessment in the Co–V binary system

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    The phase equilibria of Co–V binary system were experimentally investigated, and the magnetically induced phase separation in the fcc phase was observed in a Co/V diffusion couple. Based on previous research and present work, a thermodynamic reassessment in the Co–V binary system was carried out by means of the CALPHAD method. The calculated results are consistent with the experimental data. The metastable miscibility gap of the hcp phase in the Co–V binary system was thermodynamically calculated. According to the calculation, the Co–V thin films with three concentrations were designed and deposited by magnetron sputtering. The transmission electron microscope (TEM) results prove that the metastable phase separation in the hcp phase exists in the Co–V system. The determined magnetic properties of the thin films reveal that the values of coercivity and remanence ratio are function of V content. - Highlights: • The magnetically induced phase separation of (αfCo) + (αpCo) was determined. • A thermodynamic reassessment of the Co–V binary system has been carried out. • The phase separation in the (εfCo) was observed in the Co85V15 thin film. • The coercivity and remanence ratio of the thin films are function of V content

  20. Experimental observation of magnetically induced phase separation and thermodynamic assessment in the Co–V binary system

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    Wang, Cuiping [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Research Center of Materials Design and Applications, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Zhao, Cancan [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Lu, Yong [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Research Center of Materials Design and Applications, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Li, Tian; Peng, Dongliang [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Shi, Ji [Department of Metallurgy and Ceramics Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152–8552 (Japan); Liu, Xingjun, E-mail: lxj@xmu.edu.cn [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Research Center of Materials Design and Applications, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China)

    2015-07-15

    The phase equilibria of Co–V binary system were experimentally investigated, and the magnetically induced phase separation in the fcc phase was observed in a Co/V diffusion couple. Based on previous research and present work, a thermodynamic reassessment in the Co–V binary system was carried out by means of the CALPHAD method. The calculated results are consistent with the experimental data. The metastable miscibility gap of the hcp phase in the Co–V binary system was thermodynamically calculated. According to the calculation, the Co–V thin films with three concentrations were designed and deposited by magnetron sputtering. The transmission electron microscope (TEM) results prove that the metastable phase separation in the hcp phase exists in the Co–V system. The determined magnetic properties of the thin films reveal that the values of coercivity and remanence ratio are function of V content. - Highlights: • The magnetically induced phase separation of (α{sub f}Co) + (α{sub p}Co) was determined. • A thermodynamic reassessment of the Co–V binary system has been carried out. • The phase separation in the (ε{sub f}Co) was observed in the Co{sub 85}V{sub 15} thin film. • The coercivity and remanence ratio of the thin films are function of V content.