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  1. Efecto del Potasio en Catalizadores CoMo/g-Al2O3-K(x sobre el Hidrotratamiento de Naftas Effect of Potassium in CoMo/g-Al2O3-K(x Catalysts on Naphtha Hydrotreating

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    David J Pérez-Martínez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se prepararon catalizadores CoMo soportados en g-Al2O3 modificada con potasio (K, 1, 3 y 5% en masa y se evaluaron en reacciones simultáneas de hidrodesulfuración (HDS de 2-metiltiofeno e hidrogenación de olefinas (trimetil-1-penteno y trimetil-2-penteno. Las propiedades ácido-base de los catalizadores se determinaron utilizando desorción de amoniaco con temperatura programada (TPD y la reacción de descomposición de 2-propanol. El área superficial BET y la acidez de los catalizadores CoMo/g-Al2O3-K(x disminuyeron con el incremento en el contenido de K, mientras que la selectividad hidrodesulfuración/hidrogenación de olefinas internas (HDS/HID aumentó. Sin embargo, la actividad de los catalizadores disminuyó en todas las reacciones. La comparación con la literatura permitió establecer que las modificaciones en la estructura y dispersión de la fase activa provocadas por la introducción del potasio no son las causantes de la disminución en la actividad.CoMo catalysts supported on g-Al2O3 modified with potassium (K, 1, 3 and 5 wt% were prepared and evaluated in simultaneous hydrodesulfurization (HDS of 2-methyltiophene and hydrogenation of olefins (trimethyl-1-pentene to trimethyl-2-pentene ratio reactions. The acid-base properties of the catalysts were measured by ammonia temperature-programmed desorption (TPD and by the decomposition reaction of 2-propanol. Results showed that the BET surface area and the acidity of catalysts modified with potassium decreased when the potassium concentration increased as long as hydrodesulfurization/ hidrogenation (HDS/HYD of internal olefins increased. However, the activity of the modified catalysts decreased for all reactions. Comparison with literature information allowed establishing that modifications in the structure and dispersion of the active phase caused by the introduction of potassium are not the responsible for the activity decrease.

  2. Air Plasma-Sprayed Y2O3 Coatings for Al2O3/Al2O3 Ceramic Matrix Composites

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    Mechnich, Peter; Braue, Wolfgang

    2013-01-01

    Al2O3/Al2O3 ceramic matrix composites (CMC) are candidate materials for hot-gas leading components of gas turbines. Since Al2O3/Al2O3 CMC are prone to hot-corrosion in combustion environments, the development of environmental barrier coatings (EBC) is mandatory. Owing to its favorable chemical stability and thermal properties, Y2O3 is considered a candidate EBC material for Al2O3/Al2O3 CMC. Up to one mm thick Y2O3 coatings were deposited by means of air plasma spraying (APS) on Al2O3/Al2O3 CM...

  3. Development of Al2O3/Cu functionally gradient material

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    In order to insure reliability of the thermoelectric module, we had applied FGM layer with composition of Cu and Si3N4 to the bonding parts in the module and decided the functionally graded compositional profile based on thermal stress analysis. And the Si3N4/Cu FGM had been fabricated by the hot press based on the analysis results. But many cracks initiated in FGM after sintering process with dependence of compositional profile and specimen geometries and bonding strength was very low because of a large difference of sintering temperature between Cu and Si3N4. In this study, Al2O3/Cu FGM was developed based on residual stress analysis by using high-purity Al2O3 particle with character of very small particle radius and low sintering temperature. Obtained results are summarized as follow, (1) Al2O3/Cu composites could be fabricated under low sintering temperature (1473 K). And temperature dependence of mechanical properties of the Al2O3/Cu composites was measured. (2) In order to minimize residual stress in the FGM after sintering process, functionally graded profile of Al2O3/Cu FGM was examined based on finite element analysis using the mechanical properties of Al2O3/Cu composites. (3) Al2O3/Cu FGM was fabricated based on the above residual stress analysis results. It was found that the FGM could be fabricated if residual stress in the FGM was lower than the bending strength the Al2O3/Cu composites. (author)

  4. Al2O3-Coated Nano-SiC Particles Reinforced Al2O3 Matrix Composites

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    2002-01-01

    Properties of Al2O3-coated nano-SiC have been compared with those of as-received SiC. The isoelectric point (IEP)of SiC changed from pH3.4 to pH7.3 after coating with the alumina precursor, which is close to that of alumina.Because both surfaces of coated SiC and Al2O3 possess higher positive charge at pH=4.5~5.0, they are uniformly dispersed in the two-phase aqueous suspensions, Then a mixed powder containing nano-SiC dispersed homogeneously into the Al2O3 matrix was achieved from flocculating the two-phase suspension. Finally, Al2O3/SiC nanocomposites were obtained by coating nano-SiC with Al2O3, in which the majority of SiC particles were located within the Al2O3 grains. The observation by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and the analysis by the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) showed that cracks propagated towards the intragranular SiC rather than along grain boundaries.

  5. Surface modified Al2O3 in fluorinated polyimide/Al2O3 nanocomposites: Synthesis and characterization

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    Zivar Ghezelbash; Davoud Ashouri; Saman Mousavian; Amir Hossein Ghandi; Yaghoub Rahnama

    2012-11-01

    Organic–inorganic hybrid materials consisting of inorganic materials and organic polymers are a new class of materials, which have received much attention in recent years. In the present investigation, at first, the surface of nano-alumina (Al2O3) was treated with a silane coupling agent of -aminopropyltriethoxysilane (KH550), which introduces organic functional groups on the surface of Al2O3 nanoparticles. Then fluorinated polyimide (PI) was synthesized from 4,4'-(hexafluoroisopropylidene) diphthalic anhydride and 4,4'-diaminodiphenylsulfone. Finally, PI/modified Al2O3 nanocomposite films having 3, 5, 7 and 10% of Al2O3 were successfully prepared by an in situ polymerization reaction through thermal imidization. The obtained nanocomposites were characterized by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetry analysis, X-ray powder diffraction, UV-Vis spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The results show that the Al2O3 nanoparticles were dispersed homogeneously in PI matrix. According to thermogravimetry analysis results, the addition of these nanoparticles improved thermal stability of the obtained hybrid materials.

  6. Síntese e caracterização do compósito Al2O3 -YAG e do Al2O3-YAG e Al2O3 aditivados com Nb2O5 Synthesis and characterization of Al2O3 -YAG composite and Al2O3-YAG and Al2O3 with Nb2O5 additives

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    R. F. Cabral

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O compósito Al2O3-YAG possui alta resistência à corrosão e à fluência em ambientes agressivos, o que permite vislumbrar aplicações bastante atrativas, tais como aletas de motores a jato e de turbinas a gás. Este compósito também apresenta elevada dureza e alta resistência à abrasão possibilitando o seu emprego em blindagens balísticas. Nesse estudo os pós precursores de Al2O3, Y2O3 e Nb2O5 foram homogeneizados em moinho de bolas planetário por 4 h, secados em estufa a 120 ºC por 48 h, desaglomerados e peneirados. O compósito Al2O3-YAG foi produzido a partir das misturas de Al2O3-Y2O3 a 1300 ºC por 2 h. Foram produzidas amostras de Al2O3-YAG, Al2O3-YAG com Nb2O5 e Al2O3 com Nb2O5. Posteriormente os pós foram prensados uniaxialmente a 70 MPa. A sinterização foi feita a 1400 e 1450 ºC. Os pós como recebidos e os processados foram caracterizados quanto à área de superfície específica e ao tamanho médio de partícula. Os materiais sinterizados foram caracterizados por densidade e porosidade aparente pelo método de Arquimedes e avaliados quanto à retração e à perda de massa. Os resultados mostraram que são necessários ainda ajustes nas condições de sinterização da composição Al2O3-YAG com Nb2O5 para melhorar a densificação e a retração, que foram baixas, da ordem de 60 e 3%, respectivamente. O Al2O3 aditivado com Nb2O5, por sua vez, apresentou uma densificação satisfatória, de 96% e uma retração em torno de 15%.The Al2O3-YAG composite exhibits high corrosion and creep resistance in aggressive environments, which provides quite glimpse attractive applications such as jet engine vanes and as gas turbines. This composite also shows high hardness and wear resistance allowing its use in ballistic armor. In this study, precursor powders of Al2O3, Y2O3 and Nb2O5 were homogeneously mixed in a planetary ball mill for 4 h, dried in an oven at 120 ºC for 48 h, sieved and deagglomerated. The Al2O3-YAG composite

  7. DEPENDENCE OF CORROSION BEHAVIOR OF Ni–MoS2/Al2O3 COATINGS IN RELATION TO THE Al2O3 RATIO IN MoS2/Al2O3 PARTICLES

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    ZHONG-JIA HUANG; DANG-SHENG XIONG

    2009-01-01

    The MoS2 particles were coated with Al2O3 ratio varying from 5 to 50 wt.% content. Ni–MoS2/Al2O3 composite coatings were prepared by means of pulse electrodeposition. The dependence of preferential orientation index and corrosion properties of these composite coatings was investigated in relation to the Al2O3 ratio in MoS2/Al2O3 particles. Polarization measurements have been used to evaluate corrosion resistance performance of coating. The Ni–MoS2/50 wt.% Al2O3 coatings showed the highest cor...

  8. Mechanical stress in ALD-Al2O3 films

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    Mechanical stress in atomic-layer deposition (ALD)-Al2O3 films was investigated at room temperature and during thermal cycling up to 870 deg. C. The films were generally under tensile stress. Thicker films (25-60 nm) showed a sharp stress increase at about 780-790 deg. C. X-ray diffraction (XRD)-, X-ray reflectance (XRR)- and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)-measurements indicate an irreversible phase transition from amorphous AlO(OH) to a mixture of different crystalline Al2O3-phases. Annealing at higher temperatures leads to a stress reduction as a result of diffusion and recovery processes. The stress behaviour of thinner films (<20 nm) during thermal cycling is quite different. Tensile stress increases with increasing temperature and decreases to nearly the same value during cooling down. The process is continuous and reversible

  9. Al2O3 antireflection coatings for silicon solar cells

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    L.A. Dobrzański; M. Szindler

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of this paper was to investigate changes in surface morphology and optical properties of thin films of Al2O3. Thin films were prepared using atomic layer deposition (ALD) method.Design/methodology/approach: The microanalysis was investigated by the Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy EDS. The changes in surface topography was observed by the atomic force microscope AFM XE-100 and scanning electron microscope SEM. The results of roughness was obtained by the software XEI Park...

  10. Dynamical heterogeneities in supercooled Al2O3

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    Dynamical heterogeneities in supercooled Al2O3 models have been investigated. We evaluated the non-Gaussian parameter for the self-part of the van Hove correlation function and cluster size distributions of the most mobile or most immobile particles in the model. We compared the partial radial distribution functions for the 10% most mobile or 10% most immobile Al particles with the corresponding mean ones. We have found that mean cluster size grows with decreasing temperature

  11. Optically stimulated luminescence of Al2O3

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    Anion-deficient aluminum oxide doped with carbon (Al2O3:C) is not only an extremely sensitive thermoluminescence (TL) material, but is well suited to optically stimulated luminescence OSL applications due to a high cross-section for interaction of light with radiation-induced trapped charge. Several different OSL readout protocols have been suggested, including pulsed OSL (POSL), and 'delayed' OSL (DOSL). This paper examines the properties of Al2O3:C for application using these two readout protocols. The POSL technique utilizes the prompt luminescence that results from the direct recombination of released charge carriers at luminescence sites (F-centers in Al2O3:C). Following a pulse of stimulation light using a laser, the POSL signal is observed to decay with a temperature-independent lifetime of ∼35-36 ms. The DOSL signal, on the other hand, utilizes the temperature-dependent signal resulting from the capture of released charge carriers by shallow traps. The decay of the luminescence component after the stimulating pulse has a lifetime of several hundred ms, depending upon temperature. The dependence of the DOSL signal on readout temperature can be explained in terms of the involvement of the shallow traps in the process. However, the intensity (not the lifetime) of the POSL signal is also slightly temperature dependent. It is conjectured that this may be caused by a thermally assisted optical detrapping process involving localized excited states. Different forms of Al2O3:C are examined. By modifying both the concentration and energy distribution of the shallow traps material optimized for DOSL applications can be engineered. In contrast, the best material for POSL is grown with no shallow traps. The integrated light output in a typical POSL measurement is approximately a factor of 7-8 greater than that of DOSL, even for a DOSL-quality sample

  12. Epitaxial growth of Al/Al2O3 multilayer structures

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    In order to obtain Al-Al2O3 quantum effect devices, it is necessary to deposit epitaxially Al on Al2O3 and Al2O3 on Al. We have already obtained an epitaxial Al/Al2O3/Al structures on Si(111). In this paper, we have deposit Al/Al2O3/Al structures on Si(111), and investigated the crystallinity by using RBS. (author)

  13. Activity Enhancement of Pt/Ba/Al2O3 Mixed with Mn/Ba/Al2O3 for NOx Storage-reduction by Hydrogen

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    Jian Hua XIAO; Xue Hui LI; Sha DENG; Fu Rong WANG; Le Fu WANG

    2006-01-01

    Mn/Ba/Al2O3 catalyst for NO oxidation-storage and Pt/Ba/Al2O3 catalyst mixed with Mn/Ba/Al2O3 for NOx storage-reduction by hydrogen were investigated. The results showed that Mn/Ba/Al2O3 had large nitrogen oxides storage capacity (397.9 μmolg-1) under lean bum condition.When Pt/Ba/Al2O3 catalyst was mixed with Mn/Ba/Al2O3 in equal weight proportion, the NOx conversion increased between 250 ℃ and 500 ℃ under the dynamic lean-rich bum conditions, and the maximum NOx conversion increased from 95.4% to 98.2%. Mn/Ba/Al2O3 has promoted NOx storing in the lean stage and improved NOx reduction efficiency in the rich stage, these might result in higher NOx conversion over the low Pt loading content catalyst.

  14. Wear Behavior of Cold Pressed and Sintered Al2O3/TiC/CaF2Al2O3/TiC Laminated Ceramic Composite

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    Xuefeng YANG; Jian CHENG; Peilong SONG; Shouren WANG; Liying YANG; Yanjun WANG; Ken MAO

    2013-01-01

    A novel laminated Al2O3/TiC/CaF2-Al2O3/TiC sandwich ceramic composite was fabricated through cold pressing and sintering to achieve better anti-wear performance,such as low friction coefficient and low wear rate.Al2O3/TiC/CaF2 and Al2O3/TiC composites were alternatively built layer-by-layer to obtain a sandwich structure.Solid lubricant CaF2 was added evenly into the Al2O3/TiC/CaF2 layer to reduce the friction and wear.Al2O3/TiC ceramic was also cold pressed and sintered for comparison.Friction analysis of the two ceramics was then conducted via a wear-and-tear machine.Worn surface and surface compositions were examined by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersion spectrum,respectively.Results showed that the laminated Al2O3/TiC/CaF2-Al2O3/TiC sandwich ceramic composite has lower friction coefficient and lower wear rate than those of Al2O3/TiC ceramic alone because of the addition of CaF2 into the laminated Al2O3/TiC/CaF2-Al2O3/TiC sandwich ceramic composite.Under the friction load,the tiny CaF2 particles were scraped from the Al2O3/TiC/CaF2 layer and spread on friction pairs before falling off into micropits.This process formed a smooth,self-lubricating film,which led to better anti-wear properties.Adhesive wear is the main wear mechanism of Al2O3/TiC/CaF2 layer and abrasive wear is the main wear mechanism of Al2O3/TiC layer.

  15. Barrier properties of Al2O3 and alucone coatings and nanolaminates on flexible biopolymer films

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    Thin atomic layer deposited (ALD) Al2O3 coatings are efficient barriers against gases and vapors. Al2O3 coatings are, however, brittle and straining them generates defects that impair barrier properties. Flexibility of ALD-grown Al2O3 coatings on biopolymer substrates can be improved by separating thinner Al2O3 layers with inorganic–organic alucone layers. The number and size of defects were smaller for these nanolaminates compared to the thick Al2O3 films after straining, and hence straining deteriorated the oxygen barrier properties less when applied to the laminates than when applied to the Al2O3 coatings. - Highlights: ► Al2O3, alucone and five-layer nanolaminates were deposited on biopolymers. ► Straining of Al2O3 coating generated defects that impaired barrier properties. ► Nanolaminates with thin Al2O3 layers and alucone were less sensitive to straining.

  16. Al2O3-based nanofluids: a review

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    Satapathy Lakshmi Narayan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Ultrahigh performance cooling is one of the important needs of many industries. However, low thermal conductivity is a primary limitation in developing energy-efficient heat transfer fluids that are required for cooling purposes. Nanofluids are engineered by suspending nanoparticles with average sizes below 100 nm in heat transfer fluids such as water, oil, diesel, ethylene glycol, etc. Innovative heat transfer fluids are produced by suspending metallic or nonmetallic nanometer-sized solid particles. Experiments have shown that nanofluids have substantial higher thermal conductivities compared to the base fluids. These suspended nanoparticles can change the transport and thermal properties of the base fluid. As can be seen from the literature, extensive research has been carried out in alumina-water and CuO-water systems besides few reports in Cu-water-, TiO2-, zirconia-, diamond-, SiC-, Fe3O4-, Ag-, Au-, and CNT-based systems. The aim of this review is to summarize recent developments in research on the stability of nanofluids, enhancement of thermal conductivities, viscosity, and heat transfer characteristics of alumina (Al2O3-based nanofluids. The Al2O3 nanoparticles varied in the range of 13 to 302 nm to prepare nanofluids, and the observed enhancement in the thermal conductivity is 2% to 36%.

  17. Cathodic electrochemiluminescence at double barrier Al/Al2O3/Al/Al2O3 tunnel emission electrodes

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    Double insulating barrier tunnel emission electrodes were fabricated by adding a new pure aluminum layer upon oxidized aluminum electrodes by vacuum evaporation and thermally oxidizing the new aluminum layer in air at room temperature. Resulting Al/Al2O3/Al/Al2O3 electrodes allow the use of various aluminum alloys in the electrode body necessary for hardness or shaping ability of the electrode while obtaining the luminescence properties of pure aluminum oxide. During electrical excitation of luminescent labels by cathodic hot electron injection into aqueous electrolyte solution, the background noise is mainly based on high-field-induced solid-state electroluminescence and F-center luminescence of the outer aluminum oxide film. The more defect states and/or impurity centers the outer oxide film contains, the higher is the background emission intensity. The present electrode fabrication method provides a considerable improvement in signal-to-noise ratio for time-resolved electrochemiluminescence (TR-ECL) measurements when the original native oxide film of the electrode body contains luminescence centers displaying long-lived luminescence. The excellent performance of the present electrodes is demonstrated by extremely low-level detection of Tb(III) chelates, luminol, Pt(II) coproporphyrin and Tb(III) labels in an immunometric immunoassay by time-resolved electrochemiluminescence

  18. Unraveling the Origin of Structural Disorder in High Temperature Transition Al2O3: Structure of θ-Al2O3

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    Kovarik, Libor; Bowden, Mark E.; Shi, Dachuan; Washton, Nancy M.; Anderson, Amity; Hu, Jian Z.; Lee, Jaekyoung; Szanyi, Janos; Kwak, Ja Hun; Peden, Charles HF

    2015-09-22

    The crystallography of transition Al2O3 has been extensively studied in the past due to the advantageous properties of the oxide in catalytic and a range of other technological applications. However, existing crystallographic models are insufficient to describe the structure of many important Al2O3 polymorphs due to their highly disordered nature. In this work, we investigate structure and disorder in high-temperature treated transition Al2O3, and provide a structural description for θ-Al2O3 by using a suite of complementary imaging, spectroscopy and quantum calculation techniques. Contrary to current understanding, our high-resolution imaging shows that θ-Al2O3 is a disordered composite phase of at least two different end members. By correlating imaging and spectroscopy results with DFT calculations, we propose a model that describes θ-Al2O3 as a disordered intergrowth of two crystallographic variants at the unit cell level. One variant is based on β-Ga2O3, and the other on a monoclinic phase that is closely-related to δ-Al2O3. The overall findings and interpretations afford new insight into the origin of poor crystallinity in transition Al2O3, and also provide new perspectives on structural complexity that can emerge from intergrowth of closely related structural polymorphs.

  19. Trapped charge densities in Al2O3-based silicon surface passivation layers

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    Jordan, Paul M.; Simon, Daniel K.; Mikolajick, Thomas; Dirnstorfer, Ingo

    2016-06-01

    In Al2O3-based passivation layers, the formation of fixed charges and trap sites can be strongly influenced by small modifications in the stack layout. Fixed and trapped charge densities are characterized with capacitance voltage profiling and trap spectroscopy by charge injection and sensing, respectively. Al2O3 layers are grown by atomic layer deposition with very thin (˜1 nm) SiO2 or HfO2 interlayers or interface layers. In SiO2/Al2O3 and HfO2/Al2O3 stacks, both fixed charges and trap sites are reduced by at least a factor of 5 compared with the value measured in pure Al2O3. In Al2O3/SiO2/Al2O3 or Al2O3/HfO2/Al2O3 stacks, very high total charge densities of up to 9 × 1012 cm-2 are achieved. These charge densities are described as functions of electrical stress voltage, time, and the Al2O3 layer thickness between silicon and the HfO2 or the SiO2 interlayer. Despite the strong variation of trap sites, all stacks reach very good effective carrier lifetimes of up to 8 and 20 ms on p- and n-type silicon substrates, respectively. Controlling the trap sites in Al2O3 layers opens the possibility to engineer the field-effect passivation in the solar cells.

  20. Effect of Al2O3 on Structure and Wearability of Composite Coating

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    DING Hong-yan; ZHANG Yue

    2004-01-01

    The composite coating was prepared by thermal spray welding after making composite powder, which is composed of Ni-based self-melted alloy and Al2O3 ceramic powder including nano, sub-micron and micron powders. The influences of contents and sizes of Al2O3 on the structure and wearability were investigated. The results show that the wear resistance of the coating would be increased greatly by adding Al2O3, but the spray weldability decreases with increasing Al2O3 content. So there is an optimal content of Al2O3 powder. The composite coating with Al2O3 nano or sub-micron powder of 0.5 % has the best abrasive resistance, while the optimal content of Al2O3 micron powder is 1%.

  1. Thermodynamic modeling of the (Al2O3 + Na2O), (Al2O3 + Na2O + SiO2), and (Al2O3 + Na2O + AlF3 + NaF) systems

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    Highlights: ► We modeled Al2O3–Na2O–SiO2 and Al2O3–Na2O–AlF3–NaF using the Modified Quasichemical Model in the Quadruplet Approximation. ► This assessment includes a very thorough review of all available experimental data for Al2O3–Na2O and Al2O3–Na2O–SiO2. ► The charge compensation effect in the SiO2-rich region of the (Al2O3 + Na2O + SiO2) system is modeled with a NaAl4+ cation. ► First detailed thermodynamic modeling of the (Al2O3 + Na2O + SiO2) ternary system. ► First thermodynamic modeling at all compositions and temperatures of the (Al2O3 + Na2O + AlF3 + NaF) reciprocal oxyfluoride system. - Abstract: All available thermodynamic and phase diagram data for the condensed phases of the (Al2O3 + Na2O), (Al2O3 + Na2O + SiO2), and (Al2O3 + Na2O + AlF3 + NaF) systems have been critically assessed. Model parameters for solid solutions and a single set of parameters for the liquid solution in the binary, ternary, and ternary reciprocal systems have been optimized and permit to reproduce most of the critically reviewed experimental data. The Modified Quasichemical Model in the Quadruplet Approximation was used for the oxyfluoride (mixture of molten oxides and salts) liquid solution, which exhibits strong first-nearest-neighbor and second-nearest-neighbor short-range order. This thermodynamic model takes into account both types of short-range order as well as the coupling between them. The charge compensation effect present in the (Al2O3 + Na2O + SiO2) system was taken into account by adding a (NaAl)4+ species in the liquid solution.

  2. Resistive switching characteristics in memristors with Al2O3/TiO2 and TiO2/Al2O3 bilayers

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    Alekseeva, Liudmila; Nabatame, Toshihide; Chikyow, Toyohiro; Petrov, Anatolii

    2016-08-01

    Differences between the resistive switching characteristics of Al2O3/TiO2 and TiO2/Al2O3 bilayer structures, fabricated by atomic layer deposition at 200 °C and post-deposition annealing, were studied in Pt bottom electrode (Pt-BE)/insulator/Pt top electrode (Pt-TE) capacitors. The Pt-BE/Al2O3/TiO2/Pt-TE capacitor exhibits stable bipolar resistive switching with an on-resistance/off-resistance ratio of ∼102 controlled by a small voltage of ±0.8 V. The forming process occurs in two steps of breaking of the Al2O3 layer and transfer of oxygen vacancies (VO) into the TiO2 layer. The capacitor showed poor endurance, particularly in the high-resistance state under vacuum conditions. This indicates that the insulating TiO2 layer without VO is not formed near the Al2O3 layer because oxygen cannot be introduced from the exterior. On the other hand, in the Pt-BE/TiO2/Al2O3/Pt-TE capacitor, multilevel resistive switching with several applied voltage-dependent nonvolatile states is observed. The switching mechanism corresponds to the Al2O3 layer’s trapped VO concentration, which is controlled by varying the applied voltage.

  3. Microstructure and Mechanical Property of Hot-Pressed Al2O3-Ni-P Composites Using Ni-P-Coated Al2O3 Powders

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    Hyeong-Chul Kim

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Al2O3-Ni-P composite powders with Ni-P contents of 10.9, 14.4, and 20.4 wt.% were synthesized via the Ni-P electroless deposition process. The as-received Al2O3-Ni-P composite powders were composed of Ni-P particles and Ni-P coating layer. Some Ni-P particles randomly adhered to the Al2O3 powders, and their particle diameter ranged from 5 nm to 20 nm. The thin Ni-P layer had about 5 nm thick amorphous structure and directly bonded with Al2O3 powders. Using the Ni-P-coated Al2O3 powders, a dense Al2O3-Ni-P composite can be successfully obtained using the hot press process at 1,350°C for 1 hour in an Ar atmosphere under an applied pressure of 30 MPa. The hot-pressed Al2O3-15 wt.% Ni-P composite showed excellent material properties. Its relative density, Vickers hardness, and fracture toughness were comparatively high: about 99.1%, 2,360 Hv, and 6 MPa·m1/2, respectively. The fracture surface of the hot-pressed Al2O3-Ni-P composite showed a semiductile mode due to the mixed intergranular and transgranular fracture mode. In particular, the fracture toughness of the hot-pressed Al2O3-15 wt.% Ni-P composite was strongly enhanced by the combined action of the crack branching and the crack deflection.

  4. The MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 system - Free energy of pyrope and Al2O3-enstatite. [in earth mantle formation

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    Saxena, S. K.

    1981-01-01

    The model of fictive ideal components is used to determine Gibbs free energies of formation of pyrope and Al2O3-enstatite from the experimental data on coexisting garnet and orthopyroxene and orthopyroxene and spinel in the temperature range 1200-1600 K. It is noted that Al2O3 forms an ideal solution with MgSiO3. These thermochemical data are found to be consistent with the Al2O3 isopleths that could be drawn using most recent experimental data and with the reversed experimental data on the garnet-spinel field boundary.

  5. Oxidation of Al2O3-dispersion chromizing coating by pack-cementation at 800℃

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    ZHOU Yue-bo; CHEN Hong-yu; ZHANG Hai-jun; WANG Yong-dong

    2008-01-01

    Preparation and oxidation of an Al2O3-dispersed chromizing coating were investigated by chromizing an aselectrodeposited Ni-Al2O3 nanocomposite film using a conventional pack-cementation method at a greatly decreased temperature (800℃).For comparison,chromizing was also performed with the same condition on an as-deposited Ni film without Al2O3 nanoparticles.Oxidation at 900℃ indicates that,compared with the Al2O3-free chromizing coating,the Al2O3-dispersed chromizing coating exhibits a increased oxidation resistance,due to the formation of purer and denser chromia scale.The effect of Al2O3 on the coating formation and the coating oxidation behavior was discussed in details.

  6. Cathode encapsulation of organic light emitting diodes by atomic layer deposited Al2O3 films and Al2O3/a-SiNx:H stacks

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    Al2O3 thin films synthesized by plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition (ALD) at room temperature (25 deg. C) have been tested as water vapor permeation barriers for organic light emitting diode devices. Silicon nitride films (a-SiNx:H) deposited by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition served as reference and were used to develop Al2O3/a-SiNx:H stacks. On the basis of Ca test measurements, a very low intrinsic water vapor transmission rate of ≤ 2 x 10-6 g m-2 day-1 and 4 x 10-6 g m-2 day-1 (20 deg. C/50% relative humidity) were found for 20-40 nm Al2O3 and 300 nm a-SiNx:H films, respectively. The cathode particle coverage was a factor of 4 better for the Al2O3 films compared to the a-SiNx:H films and an average of 0.12 defects per cm2 was obtained for a stack consisting of three barrier layers (Al2O3/a-SiNx:H/Al2O3).

  7. Novel silicon surface passivation by Al2O3/ZnO/Al2O3 films deposited by thermal atomic layer deposition

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    Jeong, Kwang-Seok; Oh, Sung-Kwen; Shin, Hong-Sik; Yun, Ho-Jin; Kim, Seong-Hyeon; Lee, Ho-Ryeong; Han, Kyu-Min; Park, Ho-Yun; Lee, Hi-Deok; Lee, Ga-Won

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, a novel Al2O3/ZnO/Al2O3 stack is proposed as the silicon passivation layer for c-Si solar cell application. Recently, the Al2O3 film has been proved to be effective for passivating the p-type c-Si surface by forming the negative fixed oxide charge. It is confirmed by this experiment that the amount of negative fixed oxide charge can be controlled by inserting a ZnO interlayer (IL), which is explained by acceptor-like defect (VZn, Oi, and OZn) formation determined by the room-temperature photoluminescence (RTPL) analysis. The effect of ZnO IL is investigated using Al2O3 bottom layers of various thicknesses by electrical and physical analyses. The effective lifetime measurement shows that the electronic recombination losses at the silicon surface are reduced effectively by optimizing the Al2O3/ZnO/Al2O3 stack.

  8. Model Research On Synthesis Of Al2O3-C Layers By MOCVD

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    Sawka A.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available These are model studies whose aim is to obtain information that would allow development of new technology for synthesizing monolayers of Al2O3-C with adjusted microstructure on cemented carbides. The Al2O3-C layer will constitute an intermediate layer on which the outer layer of Al2O3 without carbon is synthesized. The purpose of the intermediate layer is to block the cobalt diffusion to the synthesized outer layer of Al2O3 and to stop the diffusion of air oxygen to the substrate during the synthesis of the outer layer. This layer should be thin, continuous, dense and uniform in thickness.

  9. An Investigation of Laser Assisted Machining of Al_2O_3 Particle Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composite

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    2002-01-01

    The Al 2O 3 particles reinforced aluminum matrix composite (Al 2O 3p/Al) are more and more widely used for their excellent physical and chemical properties. However, their poor machinability leads to severe tool wear and bad machined surface. In this paper laser assisted machining is adopted in machining Al 2O 3p/Al composite and good result was obtained. The result of experiment shows in machining Al 2O 3p/Al composites the cutting force is reduced in 30%~50%, the tool wear is reduced in 20%~30% an...

  10. Ir-Ru/Al2O3 catalysts used in satellite propulsion

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    T.G. Soares Neto; J. Gobbo-Ferreira; A.J.G. Cobo; G.M. Cruz

    2003-01-01

    Ir/Al2O3, Ir-Ru/Al2O3 and Ru/Al2O3, catalysts with total metal contents of 30% were prepared using the methods of incipient wetness and incipient coimpregnation wetness and were tested in a 2N microthruster. Their performances were then compared with that of the Shell 405 commercial catalyst (30% Ir/Al2O3). Tests were performed in continuous and pulsed regimes, where there are steep temperature and pressure gradients, from ambient values up to 650 ºC and 14 bar. Performance stability, thrust ...

  11. MgAl2O4–-Al2O3 solid solution interaction: mathematical framework and phase separation of -Al2O3 at high temperature

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    Soumen Pal; A K Bandyopadhyay; S Mukherjee; B N Samaddar; P G Pal

    2011-07-01

    Although existence of MgAl2O4–-Al2O3 solid solution has been reported in the past, the detailed interactions have not been explored completely. For the first time, we report here a mathematical framework for the detailed solid solution interactions of -Al2O3 in MgAl2O4 (spinel). To investigate the solid solubility of -Al2O3 in MgAl2O4, Mg–Al spinel (MgO–Al2O3; = 1, 1.5, 3, 4.5 and an arbitrary high value 30) precursors have been heat treated at 1000°C. Presence of only non-stoichiometric MgAl2O4 phase up to = 4.5 at 1000°C indicates that alumina (as -Al2O3) present beyond stoichiometry gets completely accommodated in MgAl2O4 in the form of solid solution. → alumina phase transformation and its subsequent separation from MgAl2O4 has been observed in the Mg–Al spinel powders ( > 1) when the 1000°C heat treated materials are calcined at 1200°C. In the mathematical framework, unit cell of MgAl2O4 (Mg8Al16O32) has been considered for the solid solution interactions (substitution of Mg2+ ions by Al3+ ions) with -Al2O3. It is suggested that combination of unit cells of MgAl2O4 takes part in the interactions when > 5 (MgO–Al2O3).

  12. Influence of Al2O3 sol concentration on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Cu-Al2O3 composite coatings

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    Wei, Xiaojin; Yang, Zhendi; Tang, Ying; Gao, Wei

    2015-03-01

    Copper (Cu) is widely used as electrical conducting and contacting material. However, Cu is soft and does not have good mechanical properties. In order to improve the hardness and wear resistance of Cu, sol-enhanced Cu-Al2O3 nanocomposite coatings were electroplated by adding a transparent Al oxide (Al2O3) sol into the traditional electroplating Cu solution. It was found that the microstructure and mechanical properties of the nanocomposite coatings were largely influenced by the Al2O3 sol concentration. The results show that the Al2O3 nanoparticle reinforced the composite coatings, resulting in significantly improved hardness and wear resistance in comparison with the pure Cu coatings. The coating prepared at the sol concentration of 3.93 mol/L had the best microhardness and wear resistance. The microhardness has been improved by 20% from 145.5 HV (Vickers hardness number) of pure Cu coating to 173.3 HV of Cu-Al2O3 composite coatings. The wear resistance was also improved by 84%, with the wear volume loss dropped from 3.2 × 10-3 mm3 of Cu coating to 0.52 × 10-3 mm3 of composite coatings. Adding excessive sol to the electrolyte deteriorated the properties.

  13. High temperature oxidation-sulfidation behavior of Cr-Al2O3 and Nb-Al2O3 composites densified by spark plasma sintering

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    The high temperature oxidation-sulfidation behavior of Cr-Al2O3 and Nb-Al2O3 composites prepared by mechanical alloying (MA) and spark plasma sintering (SPS) has been studied. These composite powders have a particular metal-ceramic interpenetrating network and excellent mechanical properties. Oxidation-sulfidation tests were carried out at 900 deg. C, in a 2.5%SO2 + 3.6%O2 + N2(balance) atmosphere for 48 h. The results revealed the influence of the sintering conditions on the specimens corrosion resistance, i.e. the Cr-Al2O3 and Nb-Al2O3 composite sintered at 1310 deg. C/4 min showed better corrosion resistance (lower weight gains) compared with those found for the 1440 deg. C/5 min conditions. For the former composite, a protective Cr2O3 layer immediately forms upon heating, whereas for the later pest disintegration was noted. Thus, under the same sintering conditions the Nb-Al2O3 composites showed the highest weight gains. The oxidation products were investigated by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy

  14. Promotion effect of iron on Mo/Al2O3 catalyst for the CAMERE process

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    Abolfazl Gharibi Kharaji

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Reverse Water Gas Shift (RWGS reaction is one of the main reactions that can be used toreduce greenhouse gases emissions. Through this reaction CO2 is converted to CO to produce beneficialchemicals such as methanol. In this paper Mo-Al2O3 catalyst was prepared and then promoted with Feions through co-impregnation method to produce Fe-Mo-Al2O3 catalyst. XRD tests were taken todetermine the structure of the catalysts. Activity, selectivity and stability of both catalysts wereinvestigated in a batch reactor and the results indicate that addition of Fe promoter to Mo-Al2O3 catalystincreased its activity and CO selectivity. Fe-Mo-Al2O3 showed acceptable catalytic stability during RWGSreaction. As a whole, Fe-Mo-Al2O3 can be a suitable candidate for RWGS reaction in CAMERE (carbondioxide hydrogenation to form methanol via a reverse-water-gas-shift reaction process.

  15. Dissolution mechanism of Al2O3 in refining slags containing Ce2O3

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    Wang L.J.; Wang Q; Li J.M.; Chou K.C.

    2016-01-01

    In the present work, the rate of dissolution of Al2O3 rod in CaO-SiO2-Al2O3 and CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-Ce2O3 slags were carried out in the temperature range of 1793 K (1520ºC) - 1853 K (1580ºC) under static conditions. The cross section of the rod and the boundary layers were identified and analyzed by SEM-EDS. The dissolution of Al2O3 was favored with the increasing CaO/Al2O3 ratio, elevating temperatures as well as the addition of Ce2O3. An intermediate product 3...

  16. Photochemistry of the α-Al2O3-PETN Interface

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    Roman V. Tsyshevsky

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Optical absorption measurements are combined with electronic structure calculations to explore photochemistry of an α-Al2O3-PETN interface formed by a nitroester (pentaerythritol tetranitrate, PETN, C5H8N4O12 and a wide band gap aluminum oxide (α-Al2O3 substrate. The first principles modeling is used to deconstruct and interpret the α-Al2O3-PETN absorption spectrum that has distinct peaks attributed to surface F0-centers and surface—PETN transitions. We predict the low energy α-Al2O3 F0-center—PETN transition, producing the excited triplet state, and α-Al2O3 F0-center—PETN charge transfer, generating the PETN anion radical. This implies that irradiation by commonly used lasers can easily initiate photodecomposition of both excited and charged PETN at the interface. The feasible mechanism of the photodecomposition is proposed.

  17. Epitaxial Al2O3 capacitors for low microwave loss superconducting quantum circuits

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    K.-H. Cho

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available We have characterized the microwave loss of high-Q parallel plate capacitors fabricated from thin-film Al/Al2O3/Re heterostructures on (0001 Al2O3 substrates. The superconductor-insulator-superconductor trilayers were grown in situ in a hybrid deposition system: the epitaxial Re base and polycrystalline Al counterelectrode layers were grown by sputtering, while the epitaxial Al2O3 layer was grown by pulsed laser deposition. Structural analysis indicates a highly crystalline epitaxial Al2O3 layer and sharp interfaces. The measured intrinsic (low-power, low-temperature quality factor of the resonators is as high as 3 × 104. These results indicate that low-loss grown Al2O3 is an attractive candidate dielectric for high-fidelity superconducting qubit circuits.

  18. Sterilisation of Al2O3 for production of /sup 99m/Tc generators

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    The effect of sterilization of Al2O3 (by radiation, thermal treatment or in the autoclave) on its adsorption capacity and efficiency of elution of /sup 99m/Tc has been investigated. No difference has been observed in the adsorption capacity of sterilized and unsterilized Al2O3 samples. However, the efficiency of elution of /sup 99m/Tc differed in sterilized and unsterilized samples, and even depended on the sterilization procedure used. The highest elution efficiency was found with unsterilized Al2O3 (94%), somewhat lower with thermally sterilized (90%) and the lowest with 60Co gamma radiation sterilized Al2O3 (85%). Al2O3 sterilized at 300 0C has slightly higher adsorption capacity with respect to molybdenum. (author)

  19. Effects of Al2O3 phase and Cl component on dehydrogenation of propane

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    Liu, Jie; Liu, Changcheng; Ma, Aizeng; Rong, Junfeng; Da, Zhijian; Zheng, Aiguo; Qin, Ling

    2016-04-01

    The effects of two Al2O3 phases, γ- and θ-Al2O3, and Cl component on the performances of Pt-Al2O3 catalysts in the dehydrogenation of propane were investigated in this work. The catalysts were systematically characterized by various techniques, such as scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), temperature-programmed desorption with ammonia as probe molecules (NH3-TPD) and temperature-programmed oxidation (TPO). The characterizations and catalytic results show that: (i) the pore structures and acid properties of the two Al2O3 phases can change the quantity, location and property of the carbon deposition, (ii) the existence of Cl plays a significant role on the agglomeration of Pt particles and carbon deposition, which further influence the catalytic performances of Pt-Al2O3 catalysts with different support phases for propane dehydrogenation.

  20. Microstructure and Properties of SCE-Al2O3/PES-MBAE Composite

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    Yufei Chen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available SCE-Al2O3 was the nano-Al2O3 modified by supercritical ethanol and the surface of SCE-Al2O3 was coated with active group. 4,4′-diaminodiphenylmethane bismaleimide (MBMI was used as matrix; 3,3′-diallyl bisphenol A (BBA and bisphenol-A diallyl ether (BBE were used as reactive diluent, polyethersulfone (PES as toughening agent, and SCE-Al2O3 as modifier; SCE-Al2O3/PES-MBAE nanocomposite was prepared through in situ sol-gel method. The mechanism of composite toughened by PES was observed and analyzed. FTIR indicated that the reaction between MBMI and allyl compound occurred and SCE-Al2O3 had doped into the polymer matrix. SEM showed that PES particle was inlaid in matrix and presented as a two-phase structure in matrix. The heat resistance, dielectric properties, and mechanical properties of SCE-Al2O3/PES-MBAE nanocomposites were evaluated. The results showed that with the incorporation of PES, although the toughness of the material improved, the heat resistance and dielectric properties of material declined, meanwhile. The adulteration of SCE-Al2O3 could remedy the harmful effect caused by PES, while the content of SCE-Al2O3 was reasonable. The decomposition temperature, dielectric constant, and dielectric loss of composite were 441.23°C, 3.63 (100 Hz, and 1.52 × 10−3 (100 Hz; the bending strength and impact strength were 129.22 MPa and 13.19 kJ/mm2, respectively, when the content of SCE-Al2O3 was 3 wt% and PES was 5 wt%.

  1. Robust Low Voltage Program-Erasable Cobalt-Nanocrystal Memory Capacitors with Multistacked Al2O3/HfO2/Al2O3 Tunnel Barrier

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    LIAO Zhong-Wei; GOU Hong-Yan; HUANG Yue; SUN Qing-Qing; DING Shi-Jin; ZHANG Wei; ZHANG Shi-Li

    2009-01-01

    An atomic-layer-deposited Al2O3/HfO2/Al2O3 (A/H/A) tunnel barrier is investigated for Co nanocrystal memory capacitors. Compared to a single Al2O3 tunnel barrier, the A/H/A barrier can significantly increase the hysteresis window, i.e., an increase by 9 V for ±12 V sweep range. This is attributed to a marked decrease in the energy barriers of charge injections for the A/H/A tunnel barrier. Further, the Co-nanocrystal memory capacitor with the A/H/A tunnel barrier exhibits a memory window as large as 4.1 V for 100 /us program/erase at a low voltage of ±7 V, which is due to fast charge injection rates, i.e., about 2.4 × 1016 cm-2s-1 for electrons and 1.9×1016 cm-2s-1 for holes.

  2. Effects of the interfacial layer on electrical characteristics of Al 2O 3/TiO 2/Al 2O 3 thin films for gate dielectrics

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    Kim, Chang Eun; Yun, Ilgu

    2012-01-01

    Effects of thermal annealing on the electrical properties of Al2O3/TiO2/Al2O3 (ATA) dielectric thin films prepared by atomic layer deposition are investigated. The structural properties and chemical states in the interfacial layer are analyzed with varying the annealing temperature. The dielectric constant and leakage current are affected by the formation of Al2O3-TiO2 composite and interfacial layer including SiOx in the interface by the annealing. The transformation of interfacial layer at the interface of the ATA/Si substrate due to the annealing is a critical point to apply ATA thin films as gate dielectric layers.

  3. The influence of Ni-P layer deposited onto Al2O3 on structure and properties of Al-Al2O3 composite materials

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    L.A. Dobrzański; M. Kremzer; J. Konieczny

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this work is to present the influence of wettability improvement of sintered Al2O3 particles by deposition of Ni-P coating.Design/methodology/approach: The material for investigations was manufactured by pressure infiltration method of ceramic porous preforms. The eutectic aluminium alloy EN AC - AlSi12 was use as a matrix while as reinforcement were used ceramic preforms manufactured by sintering of Al2O3 Alcoa CL 2500 powder with addition of pore forming agents as ca...

  4. Pt–Al2O3 nanocoatings for high temperature concentrated solar thermal power applications

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    Nano-phased structures based on metal–dielectric composites, also called cermets (ceramic–metal), are considered among the most effective spectral selective solar absorbers. For high temperature applications (stable up to 650 °C) noble metal nanoparticles and refractory oxide host matrices are ideal as per their high temperature chemical inertness and stability: Pt/Al2O3 cermet nano-composites are a representative family. This contribution reports on the optical properties of Pt/Al2O3 cermet nano-composites deposited in a multilayered tandem structure. The radio-frequency sputtering optimized Pt/Al2O3 solar absorbers consist of stainless steel substrate/ Mo coating layer/ Pt–Al2O3/ protective Al2O3 layer and stainless steel substrate/ Mo coating layer /Pt–Al2O3 for different composition and thickness of the Pt–Al2O3 cermet coatings. The microstructure, morphology, theoretical modeling and optical properties of the coatings were analyzed by the x-ray diffraction, atomic force, microscopy, effective medium approximation and UV–vis specular and diffuse reflectance.

  5. Pinhole Effect on the Melting Behavior of Ag@Al2O3 SERS Substrates.

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    Ma, Lingwei; Huang, Yu; Hou, Mengjing; Li, Jianghao; Zhang, Zhengjun

    2016-12-01

    High-temperature surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensing is significant for practical detections, and pinhole-containing (PC) metal@oxide structures possessing both enhanced thermal stability and superior SERS sensitivity are served as promising SERS sensors at extreme sensing conditions. Through tuning the Al2O3 precursors' exposure time during atomic layer deposition (ALD), Al2O3 shells with different amount of pinholes were covered over Ag nanorods (Ag NRs). By virtue of these unique PC Ag@Al2O3 nanostructures, herein we provide an excellent platform to investigate the relationship between the pinhole rate of Al2O3 shells and the melting behavior, high-temperature SERS performances of these core-shell nanostructures. Pinhole effect on the melting procedures of PC Ag@Al2O3 substrates was characterized in situ via their reflectivity variations during heating, and the specific melting point was quantitatively estimated. It is found that the melting point of PC Ag@Al2O3 raised along with the decrement of pinhole rate, and substrates with less pinholes exhibited better thermal stability but sacrificed SERS efficiency. This work achieved highly reliable and precise control of the pinholes over Al2O3 shells, offering sensitive SERS substrates with intensified thermal stability and superior SERS performances at extreme sensing conditions. PMID:27033846

  6. Interface behavior of Al2O3/Ti joints produced by liquid state bonding

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    In this work we study brazing of Al2O3 to Ti with biocompatibility properties, using a Au-foil as joining element. Al2O3 was produced by sintering of powder at 1550 °C. Al2O3 samples were coated with a 2 and 4 μm thick of Mo layer and then stacked with Ti. Al2O3–Mo/Au/Ti combinations were joined at 1100 °C in vacuum. Successful joining of Mo–Al2O3 to Ti was observed. Interface shows the formation of a homogeneous diffusion zone. Mo diffused inside Au forming a concentration line. Ti3Au and TiAu phases were observed. - Highlights: • The interface behavior of Al2O3–Mo/Au/Ti joints was studied. • Al2O3–Mo/Au/Ti combinations were produced by brazing at 1100 °C in vacuum. • Defect-free interfaces and continuous thin reaction layers of Ti3Au and TiAu phases were obtained. • SEM images revealed an homogenous diffusion zone on the metal side of the joint

  7. Interface behaviour of Al2O3/Ti joints produced by liquid state bonding

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    The main objective of this work was to determine various aspects during brazing of Al2O3 samples to commercially titanium alloy grade 4 with biocompatibility properties, using a Au-foil as joining element. Al2O3 ceramic was previously produced by sintering of powder cylindrical shape at 1550 grades C for 120 minutes. Previously to joining experiments, the surface of Al2O3 samples were coating, by chemical vapor depositions (CVD) process, with a Mo layer of 2 and 4 μm thick and then stacked together with the Ti samples. Joining experiments were carried out on Al2O3-Mo/Au/Ti combinations at temperature of 1100 grades C using different holding times under vacuum atmosphere. The experimental results show a successful joining Mo-Al2O3 to Ti. Analysis by scanning electron microscopy (Sem) revealed that joining of Al2O3 to metal occurred by the formation of a homogeneous diffusion zone with no interfacial cracking or porosity at the interface. Results by electron probe micro analysis (EPMA) of Al2O3-Mo/Au/Ti combinations revealed that Mo traveled inside the joining elements and remained as solid solutions, however during cooling process Mo had a tendency to stay as a precipitate phase and atomic distributions of elements show a concentration line of Mo inside the joining element Au. On the other hand, well interaction of Ti with Au form different phases; like Ti3Au and Ti Au. (author)

  8. Influence of Al2O3 reinforcement on precipitation kinetic of Cu–Cr nanocomposite

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    Highlights: ► Cr precipitation in Cu-1 wt.% Cr solid solution is based on nucleation and growth models. ► The overall ageing process is accelerated by the presence of Al2O3 reinforcement. ► Al2O3–Cu interfaces act as primary nucleation sites. ► Structural defects act as secondary nucleation sites. - Abstract: In this paper, the kinetic of precipitation process in mechanically alloyed Cu-1 wt.% Cr and Cu-1 wt.% Cr/3 wt.% Al2O3 solid solution was compared using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The ageing kinetics in Cu–Cr and Cu–Cr/Al2O3 can be described using Johnson–Mehl–Avrami (JMA) and Sestak–Berggren (SB) models, respectively. These different behaviors have been discussed in details. It was found that in presence of Al2O3 reinforcement, the ageing activation energy is decreased and the overall ageing process is accelerated. This behavior is probably due to higher dislocation density previously obtained during ball milling and Al2O3–Cu interface. TEM observations confirm that Al2O3–Cu interface and structural defects act as a primary and secondary nucleation sites, respectively.

  9. Surface passivation and antireflectance performances for atomic-layer-deposited Al2O3 films

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    Al2O3 films were deposited on single crystalline silicon wafers by atomic layer deposition. Both passivation and antireflectance performances are studied in detail. 30 nm Al2O3 passivated n-type and p-type Si shows a maximum effective minority carrier lifetime (τeff) of ∼5.2 ms and ∼4.7 ms, corresponding to a low surface recombination velocity of ∼3.8 cm s−1 and ∼4.2 cm s−1, respectively. By drawing a contour map of post-deposition annealing (PDA) temperature, PDA time and τeff, a wide PDA window is obtained for obtaining good passivation performances. The excellent passivation performances are related to the large, negative fixed charge density within Al2O3 films and the formation of interfacial SiO2 layer at the Al2O3/Si interface. Antireflectance performances are also studied in detail for Al2O3 and Al2O3/SiNx double-layer on textured Si. For obtaining a low average reflectance between 2.6% and 3%, a wide film-thickness window of ∼30 nm for Al2O3 and SiNx layer is observed for Al2O3/SiNx double-layer on textured Si. Our results indicate that Al2O3 films have excellent surface passivation and antireflectance performances with a wide processing window, which is favorable for c-Si solar cell applications. (paper)

  10. Hydrothermal synthesis of nanosize alpha-Al2O3 from seeded aluminum hydroxide

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    Sharma, Pramod K.; Burgard, Detlef; Nass, Rüdiger; Schmidt, Helmut K.; Jilavi, Mohammad H.

    1998-01-01

    α-Alumina and boehmite particles were synthesized by co-precipitation followed by a hydrothermal treatment. X-ray diffraction (XRD) indicated that α-Al2O3 was the major phase and coexisted with 4% of boehmite in the presence of the α-Al2O3 seeds. On the other hand, a single boehmite phase was obtained in the absence of the α-Al2O3 seed particles. The powder densified in the temperature range from 1050° to 1350°C. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM)...

  11. Structure and properties of ceramic preforms based on Al2O3 particles

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    L.A. Dobrzański; M. Kremzer; Nagel, A.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The main goal of this project is to elaborate and optimize the method of manufacturing the porous, ceramic preforms based on Al2O3 particles used as the reinforcement in order to produce modern metal matrix composites by pressure infiltration method with liquid metal alloys.Design/methodology/approach: Ceramic preforms were manufactured by the sintering method of Al2O3 powder with addition of pore forming agent. The preform material consists of powder Alcoa Al2O3 CL 2500, however, as...

  12. Preparation and Characterization of Fe/Al2 O3 Nanocomposites

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    2006-01-01

    Fe2O3/Al2O3 nanocomposites prepared by using the sol-gel technique were reduced in H2 atmosphere at different temperatures, and the corresponding Fe/Al2O3 nanocomposites were obtained after the reduction of Fe2O3/Al2O3 nanocomposites at 1173 K. The structures and properties of the specimens were studied by X-ray diffraction(XRD), M(o)ssbauer spectroscopy(MS), and vibrating sample magnetometry(VSM). The results show that the reduction temperature has a significant influence on the structure, the grain size, and the magnetic properties of the specimens.

  13. In-situ Herstellung von Al2O3/SiC-Nanokompositen

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    Hopf, Jürgen

    2007-01-01

    Mittels kolloidaler Techniken wurden Pulvermischungen aus Ruß, Al2O3 und SiO2 erzeugt, wobei das SiO2 sowohl partikulär als auch als Schicht vorlag, und gefriergetrocknet. Aus diesen Pulvern wurden durch carbothermische Reduktion des SiO2 und einer nachfolgenden Mahlung homogene Al2O3/SiC Kompositpulver erhalten. Diese Pulver enthielten 5 und 10 Vol.-% SiC und wurden durch uniaxiales Heißpressen nahezu vollständig verdichtet. Die Al2O3/SiC Komposite wiesen eine homogene Verteilung der Sil...

  14. The Modification of Sodium Polyacrylate Water Solution Cooling Properties by AL2O3

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    Wojciech Gęstwa; Małgorzata Przyłęcka

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a preliminary examination of water cooling ability as a result of its modification by the addition of sodium polyacrylate and AL2O3 nanoparticles. (AL2O3) alumina oxide was present in gamma phase as a form of nanopowder whose particle size was less than 50 nm. Cooling curves in the temperature-time system were marked for the three cooling media: water, 10% water solution of sodium polyacrylate, and 10% water solution of sodium polyacrylate with 1% addition of AL2O3 nanopar...

  15. High energy transmission of Al2O3 doped with light transition metals

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    Schuster, Cosima

    2012-01-31

    The transmission of transparent colored ceramics based on Al2O3doped with light transition metals is measured in the visible and infrared range. To clarify the role of the dopands we perform ab initiocalculations. We discuss the electronic structure and present optical spectra obtained in the independent particle approximation. We argue that the gross spectral features of Co- and Ni-doped Al2O3 samples are described by our model, while the validity of the approach is limited for Cr-doped Al2O3.

  16. Effects of Al2O3 Particulates on the Thickness of Reaction Layer of Al2O3 Joints Brazed with Al2O3-Particulate-Contained Composite Filler Materials

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    Jianguo YANG; Jingwei WU; Hongyuan FANG

    2003-01-01

    In order to understand the rate-controlling process for the interfacial layer growth of brazing joints brazed with activecomposite filler materials, the thickness of brazing joints brazed with conventional active filler metal and activecomposite filler materials with different volume fraction of Al2O3 particulate was studied. The experimental resultsindicate although there are Al2O3 particulates added into active filler metals, the time dependence of interfacial layergrowth is t2 as described by Fickian law for the joints brazed with conventional active filler metal. It also shows thatthe key factor affecting the interfacial layer growth is the volume fraction of alumina in the composite filler materialcompared with the titanium weight fraction in the filler material.

  17. Participation of Al2O3 hydroxyl-shell oxygen in the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide over Pd/Al2O3 and Pd.Cu/Al_2O_3 catalysts

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    This paper studies the mechanism of low temperature CO oxidation over catalysts of 0.003%-0.1 wt.% palladium supported on gamma-Al2O3, and over a solid solution of copper in gamma-Al2O3 (0.5-3.0 wt.% CuO). In order to obtain information about the reactive forms of oxygen in CO oxidation over these catalysts, the authors used tagged oxygen (ca 80 atom %) and secondary ion mass spectrometry. To confirm the effect of oxygen isotope exchange on the tracer content of the CO2, CO oxidation was carried out with CO2 freeze-out in the cycle. CO oxidation over supported palladium, under conditions of reduction or of catalysis, can go via reaction with OH oxygen atoms, but the temperature ranges of these conditions differ by more than 250 degrees. It is noted that over Pd.Cu/Al_2O_3 catalysts the mechanism represented is only partly realized. Along with OH oxygen, an adsorbed form of oxygen evidently also contributes to CO formation over these catalysts

  18. Oxidation of Al2O3 continuous fiber-reinforced/NiAl composites

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    Doychak, J.; Nesbitt, J. A.; Noebe, R. D.; Bowman, R. R.

    1992-01-01

    The 1200 C and 1300 C isothermal and cyclic oxidation behavior of Al2O3 continuous fiber-reinforced/NiAl composites were studied. Oxidation resulted in formation of Al2O3 external scales in a similar manner as scales formed on monolithic NiAl. The isothermal oxidation of an Al2O3/NiAl composite resulted in oxidation of the matrix along the fiber/matrix interface near the fiber ends. This oxide acted as a wedge between the fiber and the matrix, and, under cyclic oxidation conditions, led to further oxidation along the fiber lengths and eventual cracking of the composite. The oxidation behavior of composites in which the Al2O3 fibers were sputter coated with nickel prior to processing was much more severe. This was attributed to open channels around the fibers which formed during processing, most likely as a result of the diffusion of the nickel coating into the matrix.

  19. Tensile deformation behavior of a sub-micrometer Al2O3/6061Al composite

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    A 0.3 μm Al2O3/6061Al composite with 33% volume fraction of Al2O3 was fabricated by the patented squeeze-casting technology. The tensile properties were studied, and the dynamic tensile deformation behavior was investigated by an in situ TEM tensile technique. The as-cast composite exhibits excellent tensile properties with a fracture strength of 504 MPa, and the strength increases to 579 MPa after a T6 treatment. The high strength is mainly attributed to the dispersion strengthening effect of the finer sub-micrometer Al2O3 particles. Dynamic transmission electron microscopy indicates that micro-cracks initiate and propagate mainly in the matrix. The Al2O3 particles can hinder the growth and deflect the cracks, but the resistance of the particles to crack propagation is small. The propagation stage is accordingly short, leading to the fracture of the composite

  20. Research on oxidation resistance of Al2O3 thin film prepared by electrodeposition-pyrolysis

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Al2O3 thin films are deposited on the surface of 304 stainless steel by electrodeposition-pyrolysis, and the effects of electrolyte concentration and electro-deposition voltage on the oxidation behavior of Al2O3 thin film at 900 ℃ are investigated. Macroscopic surface morphologies, XRD analysis and oxidation kinetics curves show that the electrodeposition-Al2O3 thin films reduce the partial pressure of oxygen at the initial oxidation stage on the substrate surface, promoting the selective oxidation, thus the oxidation resistance of 304 stainless steel is significantly improved. The high temperature oxidation resistance of Al2O3 film prepared under voltage of 25 V and aluminum nitrate alcohol solution of 0.10 mol/L is the best.

  1. Magnetic Properties and Activity of Pt-Er/γ-Al2O3 Catalysts

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    2006-01-01

    A series of Pt-Er/γ-Al2O3 catalysts containing 0.5%(mass fraction) platinum and 0.05%-1.5% Er were prepared by impregnation of γ-Al2O3 supported with different concentrations of erbium chloride solution. The surface properties of the catalysts were studied by methods of temperature programmed reduction and temperature programmed desorption. The magnetic behavior of Pt-Er-γ-Al2O3 catalysts were studied with a Faraday magnetic balance and the results show that the addition of Er can affect the surface properties, the catalytic activities, and magnetic behavior of the reforming catalysts. It is found that there is a corresponding relationship between the susceptibility and selectivity of Pt-Er-γ-Al2O3 catalysts. The experimental results show that Er plays the role of electron promoter.

  2. Preparation and formation mechanism of Al2O3 nanoparticles by reverse microemulsion

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    HUANG Ke-long; YIN Liang-guo; LIU Su-qin; LI Chao-jian

    2007-01-01

    Al2O3 nanoparticles were prepared by polyethylene glycol octylphenyl ether(Triton X-100)/n-butyl alcohol/cyclohexane/ water W/O reverse microemulsion. The proper calcination temperature was determined at 1 150 ℃ by thermal analysis of the precursor products. The structures and morphologies of Al2O3 nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and UV-Vis spectra. The influences of mole ratio of water to surfactant on the morphologies and the sizes of the Al2O3 nanoparticles were studied. With the increase of surfactant content, the particles size becomes larger. The agglomeration of nanoparticles was solved successfully. And the formation mechanisms of Al2O3 nanoparticles in the reverse microemulsion were also discussed.

  3. PREPARATION OF CUO/γ-Al2O3 CATALYSTS FOR CATALYTIC COMBUSTION VOCS VIA PLASMA

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    2005-01-01

    CuO/γ-Al2O3 catalysts were prepared by plasma treatment and conventional impregnation methods. The catalytic combustion of two kinds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), toluene and benzene, were carried out over these CuO/γ-Al2O3 catalysts. The surface properties of these catalysts were characterized by X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The experimental results showed that in catalytic combustion the activity of the CuO/γ-Al2O3 catalyst prepared via plasma was much higher than that of the CuO/γ-Al2O3 catalyst prepared by conventional impregnation method. XRD results showed that an enhanced dispersion had been achieved with the plasma treatment. SEM results indicated that the size became much smaller and the surface became more uniform with the plasma treatment.

  4. Sintering densification and properties of Al2O3/PSZ(3Y) ceramic composites

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    马伟民; 修稚萌; 闻雷; 孙旭东; 铁维麟

    2004-01-01

    The content of partially stabilized zirconia has remarkable influence on densification and mechanical properties of Al2 O3/PSZ(3Y) ceramic composites. When 15%PSZ(3Y) is added to Al2 O3, after vacuum sintering for 2h at 1 550 ℃, the fracture toughness and bending strength of the Al2O3/PSZ(3Y) ceramic composite reaches 8.2properties was investigated. The change of rn-ZrO2 and t-ZrO2 phases content before and after fracture was measured by X-ray diffraction quantitative phase analysis. It is confirmed that improvement in bending strength and fracture toughness of the Al2O3/PSZ(3Y) ceramic composite is due to the phase transformation toughening mechanism of PSZ(3Y).

  5. Fabrication of Al2O3/glass/Cf Composite Substrate with High Thermal Conductivity

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    Wang, S. X.; Liu, G. S.; Ouyang, X. Q.; Wang, Y. D.; Zhang, D.

    2016-02-01

    In this paper, carbon fiber with high thermal conductivity was introduced into the alumina-based composites. To avoid oriented alignment of carbon fibers (Cf) and carbothermal reactions during the sintering process, the Al2O3/glass/Cf substrate was hot-pressed under a segmental-pressure procedure at 1123 K. Experimental results show that carbon fibers randomly distribute and form a bridging structure in the matrix. The three-dimensional network of Cf in Al2O3/glass/Cf substrate brings excellent heat conducting performance due to the heat conduction by electrons. The thermal conductivity of Al2O3/30%glass/30%Cf is as high as 28.98 W mK-1, which is 4.56 times larger than that of Al2O3/30%glass.

  6. Neutron diffraction residual stress analysis of Al2O3/Y-TZP ceramic composites

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    Residual stress measurements were conducted by time-of-flight neutron diffraction and Rietveld analysis method in Al2O3/Y-TZP ceramic composites fabricated by different green processing techniques (a novel tape casting and conventional slip casting) and with different Y-TZP content (5 and 40 vol.% Y-TZP). The results show that the residual stresses in Y-TZP particulates are tensile and the ones in Al2O3 matrix are compressive, with almost flat through-thickness residual stress profiles in all bulk samples. As Y-TZP content increased, tension in Y-TZP phase was decreased but compression in Al2O3 matrix was increased (in absolute value). The values of residual stresses for both phases were mainly dependent on the Y-TZP content in the studied Al2O3/Y-TZP composites, irrespective of sample orientation and fabrication processes (a novel tape casting and conventional slip casting). (Author)

  7. Monocrystalline silicon surface passivation by Al2O3/porous silicon combined treatment

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    In this paper, we report on the effect of Al2O3/porous silicon combined treatment on the surface passivation of monocrystalline silicon (c-Si). Al2O3 films with a thickness of 5, 20 and 80 nm are deposited by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). It was demonstrated that Al2O3 coating is a very interesting low temperature solution for surface passivation. The level of surface passivation is determined by techniques based on photoconductance and FTIR. As a result, the effective minority carrier lifetime increase from 2 μs to 7 μs at a minority carrier density (Δn) of 1 × 1015 cm−3 and the reflectivity reduce from 28% to about 7% after Al2O3/PS coating

  8. The AC conduction in Ag - Al2O3 cermet sandwich structures

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    We have prepared cermet thin ms of Ag - Al2O3 sandwiched between Al electrodes by evaporation of the elements onto glass substrates in vacuo of 10-6 torr. Conductance and loss factor were obtained in evaporated Al/Ag - Al2O3/Al sandwich structures for m thickness ∼ 100 to 200nm containing 5 to 20 wt % Ag in the Al2O3 matrix at room temperature. The ac conductivity of Ag-Al2O3 cermet thin ms can be presented by the form AωS. The losses are discussed on the basis of concept of Goswami and Goswami model and are found to be in conformity with this model. (author)

  9. Effect of rhodium precursor on Rh/Al2O3 catalysts

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    The infrared spectra of the CO/Rh/Al2O3 system have been examined following several different means of preparing the supported rhodium catalyst. Rhodium precursor materials including RhCl3 x 3H2O, Rh(NO3)3 x 2H2O, Rh6(CO)16, [Rh(OCOCH3)2]2, and Rh2(SO4)3 have been compared as to their tendencies to produce upon reduction the various CO/Rh/Al2O3 species generally attributed to this catalytic system. The nitrate and carbonyl precursors are most easily reduced to rhodium metal. The acetate and sulfate anions poison the Rh/Al2O3 surface through decomposition during reduction leading to very minimal CO adsorption. The catalytic properties of Rh/Al2O3 could be quite dependent upon the nature of rhodium precursor chosen

  10. Influence of Synthesized Super Al2O3 Powder on the Properties of Alumina Castable

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    ZHANG Yong; PENG Dayan; WEN Hongjie

    2003-01-01

    The influence of three different Al2O3 powder on self-flowing alumina castable was studied. Maximum compaction of sample was computed by Andresen Equation. The result showed that the Al2O3 powder, which has much smaller particle size ,could improve the microstructure and the mechanical properties of castable under room temperature and high temperature. With the same powder size,the room temperature strength of the castable added with Al2O3 powder proPerties of which were altered by adding mineralizing agent, was higher than that of the castable added with common Al2O3 powder, but the flowability of these three different castable was almost the same.

  11. Border trap reduction in Al2O3/InGaAs gate stacks

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    Tang, Kechao; Winter, Roy; Zhang, Liangliang; Droopad, Ravi; Eizenberg, Moshe; McIntyre, Paul C.

    2015-11-01

    The effect of Al2O3 atomic layer deposition (ALD) temperature on the border trap density (Nbt) of Al2O3/InGaAs gate stacks is investigated quantitatively, and we demonstrate that lowering the trimethylaluminum (TMA)/water vapor ALD temperature from 270 °C to 120 °C significantly reduces Nbt. The reduction of Nbt coincides with increased hydrogen incorporation in low temperature ALD-grown Al2O3 films during post-gate metal forming gas annealing. It is also found that large-dose (˜6000 L) exposure of the In0.53Ga0.47As (100) surface to TMA immediately after thermal desorption of a protective As2 capping layer is an important step to guarantee the uniformity and reproducibility of high quality Al2O3/InGaAs samples made at low ALD temperatures.

  12. Thermal shock fatigue behavior of TiC/Al2O3 composite ceramics

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    SI Tingzhi; LIU Ning; ZHANG Qingan; YOU Xianqing

    2008-01-01

    The thermal shock fatigue behaviors of pure hot-pressed alumina and 30 wt. % TiC/Al2O3 composites were studied. The effect of TiC and Al2O3 starting particle size on the mechanical properties of the composites was discussed. Indentation-quench test was conducted to evaluate the effect of thermal fatigue temperature difference (ΔT) and number of thermal cycles (N) on fatigue crack growth (Δα). The mechanical properties and thermal fatigue resistance of TiC/Al2O3 composites are remarkably improved by the addition of TiC. The thermal shock fatigue of monolithic alumina and TiC/Al2O3 composites is due to a "true" cycling effect (thermal fatigue). Crack deflection and bridging are the predominant reasons for the improvement of thermal shock fatigue resistance of the composites.

  13. Properties of electrodeposited Ni–B–Al2O3 composite coatings

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    Highlights: • Alteration of metallic luster and chemical composition. • Modification of crystal structure, surface roughness and texture. • Significant improvement in mechanical properties. • A decent improvement in corrosion behavior. - Abstract: Ni–B coatings have gained a great deal of attraction due to their promising mechanical properties. Owing to tempting properties, Ni–B coatings have succeeded to find their applications in automotive, aerospace, petrochemical, plastic, optics, nuclear, electronics, computer, textile, paper, food and printing industries. Despite having promising properties, further improvement in their properties is essential so that more challenging requirements and new developments can be successfully addressed. In the present study, novel Ni–B–Al2O3 composite coatings have been synthesized through electrodeposition process by reinforcing Ni–B matrix with Al2O3 particles. A comparison of properties of Ni–B and Ni–B–Al2O3 coatings in their as deposited states is presented to elucidate the beneficial role of Al2O3 addition. The structural analyses indicate that Ni–B coatings exhibit a single broad peak indicative of an amorphous structure. However, the addition of Al2O3 into Ni–B matrix considerably improves the crystallinity of the deposit. The surface morphology study reveals the formation of uniform, dense and fine-grained deposit in both Ni–B and Ni–B–Al2O3 composite coatings. However, addition of Al2O3 particles into Ni–B coatings results in high surface roughness. The nanoindentation results demonstrates that the addition of Al2O3 into Ni–B matrix results in significant improvement in mechanical properties (hardness and modulus of elasticity) which may be attributed to dispersion hardening of Ni–B matrix by hard Al2O3 particles. The linear polarization tests confirm that the addition of Al2O3 improves the corrosion resistance of Ni–B coatings. This improvement in corrosion behavior may be

  14. PROPERTIES OF Al2O3 FOAMS OPTIMIZED BY FACTORIAL DESIGN

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    JÁN LOKAJ; VLADIMÍR KOVÁR; LADISLAV PACH; ZORA BAZELOVÁ

    2011-01-01

    Alumina foam was prepared by the direct foaming method. The foam was stabilized by in situ partially hydrophobized particles of Al2O3. Dodecylbenzenesulphonic acid was used for hydrophobization and it also acted as a foaming agent. The composition of the starting suspensions (Al2O3, boehmite, dodecylbenzenesulphonic acid and water) were varied according to factorial design. The resulting properties observed were: foam ratio, foam shrinkage on drying and sintering, bulk density and porosity of...

  15. Synthesis of MgO nanoparticle loaded mesoporous Al2O3 and its defluoridation study

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    Highlights: • Simple and cost effective preparation of MgO nanoparticles loaded mesoporous Al2O3. • Adsorbents possess high surface area and mesoporous structure. • Higher fluoride removal capacity of MgO loaded Al2O3 than that of pure Al2O3. • Faster fluoride adsorption kinetics of MgO loaded Al2O3 from water. - Abstract: MgO nanoparticle loaded mesoporous alumina has been synthesized using a simple aqueous solution based cost effective method for removal of fluoride from water. Wide angle powder X-ray diffraction, nitrogen adsorption desorption analysis, transmission electron microscopy techniques and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy were used to characterize the synthesized adsorbents. Synthesized adsorbents possess high surface area with mesoporous structure. The adsorbents have been thoroughly investigated for the adsorption of F− using batch adsorption method. MgO nanoparticle loading on mesoporous Al2O3 enhances the F− adsorption capacity of Al2O3 from 56% to 90% (initial F− concentration = 10 mg L−1). Kinetic study revealed that adsorption kinetics follows the pseudo-second order model, suggesting the chemisorption mechanism. The F− adsorption isotherm data was explained by both Langmuir and Freundlich model. The maximum adsorption capacity of 40MgO@Al2O3 was 37.35 mg g−1. It was also observed that, when the solutions having F− concentration of 5 mg L−1 and 10 mg L−1 was treated with 40MgO@Al2O3, the F− concentration in treated water became <1 mg L−1, which is well below the recommendation of WHO

  16. Methane Coupling Using Hydrogen Plasma and Pt/γ-Al2O3 Catalyst

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    2002-01-01

    In this paper, methane coupling at ambient temperature, under atmospheric pressure and in the presence of hydrogen was firstly investigated by using pulse corona plasma and Pt/γ-Al2O3 catalyst. Experimental results showed that Pt/γ-Al2O3 catalyst has catalytic activity for methane coupling to C2H4. Over sixty percent of outcomes of C2 hydrocarbons were detected to be ethylene.

  17. TEM study of a hot-pressed Al2O3-NbC composite material

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    Wilson Acchar; Carlos Alberto Cairo; Ana Maria Segadães

    2005-01-01

    Alumina-based composites have been developed in order to improve the mechanical properties of the monolithic matrix and to replace the WC-Co material for cutting tool applications. Al2O3 reinforced with refractory carbides improves hardness, fracture toughness and wear resistance to values suitable for metalworking applications. Al2O3-NbC composites were uniaxially hot-pressed at 1650 °C in an inert atmosphere and their mechanical properties and microstructures were analyzed. Sintered density...

  18. Determination of transmission factors for beta radiation using Al 2O 3:C commercial OSL dosimeters

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    Pinto, T. N. O.; Caldas, L. V. E.

    2010-07-01

    In recent years, the optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) technique has been used in personal dosimetry, and aluminum oxide (Al 2O 3:C) has become a very useful material for this technique. The objective of this work was the determination of the transmission factors for beta radiation using Al 2O 3:C commercial dosimeters and the OSL method. The obtained results were similar to the transmission factors reported in the beta source calibration certificates.

  19. Effect of the thickness on properties of Al2O3 coatings deposited by plasma spraying

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    Al2O3 coatings with different thicknesses (160, 320, 480 and 640 μm) were deposited on stainless steel substrate by plasma spraying. The variation in microstructural characteristics and properties of coatings with various thicknesses was investigated. Powders morphology and the microstructure of as-sprayed coatings were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and optical microscopy. The microhardness was measured using a Vickers' indentor. The corrosion behaviour of plasma-sprayed Al2O3 coatings in 1 N H2SO4 solution at a temperature of 25 deg. C was evaluated by electrochemistry method. Experimental results indicated that surface roughness showed no obvious dependence on the coating thickness. However, the porosity of Al2O3 coating was increased with increased thickness. The enhanced coating thickness also resulted in decreasing microhardness and reduced corrosion resistance. In this study, the Al2O3 coating with thickness of 160 μm possesses the lowest porosity, the highest hardness and superior corrosion resistance. Research Highlights: → Increase of coating thickness shows no obvious effect on phase composition and surface roughness of plasma sprayed Al2O3 coatings. → Variation of porosity and microhardness presents dependence on coating thickness parameter. → Increasing coating thickness leads to reduced corrosion resistance of plasma sprayed Al2O3 coating.

  20. Vanadium dioxide film protected with an atomic-layer-deposited Al2O3 thin film

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    A VO2 film exposed to ambient air is prone to oxidation, which will degrade its thermochromic properties. In this work, the authors deposited an ultrathin Al2O3 film with atomic layer deposition (ALD) to protect the underlying VO2 film from degradation, and then studied the morphology and crystalline structure of the films. To assess the protectiveness of the Al2O3 capping layer, the authors performed a heating test and a damp heating test. An ultrathin 5-nm-thick ALD Al2O3 film was sufficient to protect the underlying VO2 film heated at 350 °C. However, in a humid environment at prolonged durations, a thicker ALD Al2O3 film (15 nm) was required to protect the VO2. The authors also deposited and studied a TiO2/Al2O3 bilayer, which significantly improved the protectiveness of the Al2O3 film in a humid environment

  1. Fabrication and characterization of hydroxyapatite/Al2O3 biocomposite coating on titanium

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    WU Zhen-jun; HE Li-ping; CHEN Zong-zhang

    2006-01-01

    A novel biocomposite coating of hydroxyapatite/Al2O3 was fabricated on titanium using a multi-step technique including physical vapor deposition(PVD), anodization, electrodeposition and hydrothermal treatment. Anodic Al2O3 layer with micrometric pore diameter was formed by anodization of the PVD-deposited aluminum film on titanium and subsequent removal of part barrier Al2O3 layer. Hydroxyapatite coating was then electrodeposited onto the as-synthesized anodic Al2O3 on titanium. A hydrothermal process was finally applied to the fabricated biocomposite coating on titanium in alkaline medium. Scanning electron microscopy(SEM), energy dispersive spectrometry(EDS) and X-ray diffractometry(XRD) were employed to investigate the morphologies and compositions of the pre- and post-hydrothermally treated hydroxyapatite/Al2O3 biocomposite coatings. The results show that micrometric plate-like Ca-deficient hydroxyapatite (CDHA) coatings are directly electrodeposited onto anodic Al2O3 at constant current densities ranging from 1.2 to 2.0 mA/cm2 using NaH2PO4 as the phosphorous source. After hydrothermal treatment,the micrometric plate-like CDHA coating electrodeposited at 2.0 mA/cm2 is converted into nano-network Ca-rich hydroxyapatite (CRHA) one and the adhesion strength is improved from 9.5 MPa to 21.3 MPa. A mechanism of dissolution-recrystallization was also proposed for the formation of CRHA.

  2. Enhancement of nanovoid formation in annealed amorphous Al2O3 including W

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    Nakamura, R.; Ishimaru, M.; Hirata, A.; Sato, K.; Tane, M.; Kimizuka, H.; Shudo, T.; Konno, T. J.; Nakajima, H.

    2011-09-01

    The effect of W on the nanovoid formation in annealed amorphous Al2O3 was studied by transmission electron microscopy and molecular dynamics simulations. A comparison of the void formation behavior in electron-beam deposited Al2O3 (without W) and resistance-heating deposited Al2O3 (with 10 at. % W) revealed that W enhances the formation and growth of nanovoids. An analysis of the pair distribution function (PDF) in both types of amorphous Al2O3 showed that the introduction of W into amorphous Al2O3 brings about a significant change in the amorphous structure. Furthermore, it was found by high-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy (HAADF-STEM) that sub-nm sized W clusters exist in as-deposited Al2O3 prepared by resistance-heating and then dissolve in the amorphous matrix with annealing. The combination of PDF analysis and HAADF-STEM observation provides evidence that the enhancement of void formation originates in the heterogeneous short-range atomic configurations induced by the addition of W.

  3. In situ fabrication and microstructure of Al2O3 particles reinforced aluminum matrix composites

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    Al2O3p/Al composites were prepared by direct melt reaction process. The thermodynamics of in situ chemical reactions between molten aluminum and CeO2 powder was studied. The XRD results show that the components of the as-prepared composites consist of Al2O3 and Al phases. For the as-cast composite specimens, SEM, EDX, TEM and SAD were used to analyze the reinforcement phases and interface characters of composites. The results show that the in situ generated Al2O3 particles, whose sizes are 100-200 nm, have various irregular shapes and disperse uniformly in matrix. TEM observation shows that the interface between particle and matrix is clean. Furthermore, there is no fixed orientation relationship between Al2O3 particles and aluminum matrix. Only [12-bar 10]//[111] orientation parallel relationship with low exponent is found. Therefore, the composites have isotropic properties. Besides characters mentioned above, there are large amount of high density dislocations and the generated extensive fine subgrains around Al2O3 particles. These features are favorable for improving composite performances. As a result, the composites are comprehensively strengthened not only by Al2O3 particles, but also by the high density dislocations and fine subgrains.

  4. Improvement compressive strength of concrete in different curing media by Al2O3 nanoparticles

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    Research highlights: → Al2O3 nanoparticles. → Mechanical properties. → Physical properties. → Thermal properties. → Microstructure. - Abstract: In the present work, the effect of curing medium on microstructure together with physical, mechanical and thermal properties of concrete containing Al2O3 nanoparticles has been investigated. Portland cement was partially replaced by Al2O3 nanoparticles with the average particle size of 15 nm and the specimens were cured in water and saturated limewater for specific ages. The results indicate that Al2O3 nanoparticles up to maximum of 2.0% produces concrete with improved compressive strength and setting time when the specimens cured in saturated limewater. The optimum level of replacement for cured specimens in water is 1.0 wt%. Although the limewater reduces the strength of concrete without nanoparticles when it is compared with the specimens cured in water, curing the specimens bearing nanoparticles in saturated limewater results in more strengthening gel formation around Al2O3 nanoparticles causes more rapid setting time together with high strength. Accelerated peak appearance in conduction calorimetry tests, more weight loss in thermogravimetric analysis and more rapid appearance of peaks related to hydrated products in X-ray diffraction results, all indicate that Al2O3 nanoparticles could improve mechanical and physical properties of the specimens.

  5. Characteristic evaluation of Al2O3/CNTs hybrid materials for micro-electrical discharge machining

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    Hyun-Seok TAK; Chang-Seung HA; Ho-Jun LEE; Hyung-Woo LEE; Young-Keun JEONG; Myung-Chang KANG

    2011-01-01

    The characteristic evaluation of aluminum oxide (Al2O3)/carbon nanotubes (CNTs) hybrid composites for micro-electrical discharge machining (EDM) was described. Alumina matrix composites reinforced with CNTs were fabricated by a catalytic chemical vapor deposition method. Al2O3 composites with different CNT concentrations were synthesized. The electrical characteristic of Al2O3/CNTs composites was examined. These composites were machined by the EDM process according to the various EDM parameters, and the characteristics of machining were analyzed using field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM). The electrical conductivity has a increasing tendency as the CNTs content is increased and has a critical point at 5% Al2O3 (volume fraction). In the machining accuracy, many tangles of CNT in Al2O3/CNTs composites cause violent spark. Thus, it causes the poor dimensional accuracy and circularity. The results show that conductivity of the materials and homogeneous distribution of CNTs in the matrix are important factors for micro-EDM of Al2O3/CNTs hybrid composites.

  6. Ion conduction and relaxation in PEO-LiTFSI-Al2O3 polymer nanocomposite electrolytes

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    Ion conduction and relaxation in PEO-LiTFSI-Al2O3 polymer nanocomposite electrolytes have been studied for different concentrations of Al2O3 nanoparticles. X-ray diffraction and differential scanning calorimetric studies show that the maximum amorphous phase of PEO is observed for PEO-LiTFSI embedded with 5 wt. % Al2O3. The maximum ionic conductivity ∼3.3 × 10−4 S cm−1 has been obtained for this composition. The transmission electron microscopic image shows a distribution of Al2O3 nanoparticles in all compositions with size of <50 nm. The temperature dependence of the ionic conductivity follows Vogel-Tamman-Fulcher nature, indicating a strong coupling between ionic and polymer chain segmental motions. The scaling of the ac conductivity implies that relaxation dynamics follows a common mechanism for different temperatures and Al2O3 concentrations. The imaginary modulus spectra are asymmetric and skewed toward the high frequency sides of the maxima and analyzed using Havriliak-Negami formalism. The temperature dependence of the relaxation time obtained from modulus spectra also exhibits Vogel-Tamman-Fulcher nature. The values of the stretched exponent obtained from Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts fit to the modulus data are fairly low, suggesting highly non-exponential relaxation for all concentrations of Al2O3 in these electrolytes

  7. Comparative Study of Properties of ZnO/GaN/Al2O3 and ZnO/Al2O3 Films Grown by Low-Pressure Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition

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    赵佰军; 杨洪军; 杜国同; 缪国庆; 杨天鹏; 张源涛; 高仲民; 王金忠; 方秀军; 刘大力; 李万成; 马燕; 杨晓天; 刘博阳

    2003-01-01

    ZnO films were deposited by low-pressure metal organic chemical vapour deposition on epi-GaN/Al2O3 films and c-Al2O3 substrates.The structure and optical properties of the ZnO/GaN/Al2O3 and ZnO/Al2O3 films have been investigated to determine the differences between the two substrates.ZnO films on GaN/Al2O3 show very strong emission features associated with exciton transitions,just as ZnO films on Al2O3,while the crystalline structural qualities for ZnO films on GaN/Al2O3 are much better than those for ZnO films directly grown on Al2O3 substrates.Zn and O elements in the deposited ZnO/GaN/Al2O3 and ZnO/Al2O3 films are investigated and compared by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.According to the statistical results,the Zn/O ratio changes from Zn-rich for ZnO/Al2O3 films to O-rich for ZnO/GaN/Al2O3 films.

  8. The chemisorption of H2O, HCOOH and CH3COOH on thin amorphous films of Al2O3

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    Lewis, B. F.; Weinberg, W. H.; Mosesman, M.

    1974-01-01

    Investigation of the irreversible chemisorption of water, formic acid and acetic acid on a thin amorphous aluminum oxide film, using inelastic tunneling spectroscopy. All of the tunnel junctions employed were Al-Al2O3-Pb junctions with the adsorbate on the Al2O3 surface between the Al2O3 and the Pb electrode. The results obtained include the finding that all Al2O3 surfaces prepared by oxidation of Al have free CH groups present on them.

  9. Al2O3 sintered pellets as thermoluminescent dosimeters Pastillas sinterizadas de Al2O3 como dosímetros termoluminiscentes

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    Amalia Osorio

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Verification of the radiation doses received by the area exposed during medical treatment is essential for assessing any scheme radiotherapy. This workdescribes the characteristic thermoluminescent (TL of sintered Al2O3 pellets, for its use as dosimeter dose low. Sintered Al2O3 pellets under different calcinations with a diameter of 5 mm and a thickness of 1 mm, they were irradiated to different dose using an unit of60 Co Theratron 780Cr in air to ambient temperature. The reading was carried in a Harshaw TLD 4500. Themain dosimetric properties of the material (glow curve, response reproducibility, reutilization, linearity and fading have been studied in detail. The glowcurve of the thin sintered Al2O3 pellets presents an intense peak TL to about 165◦C, which can be used for dosimetry. The results show that the pellets canbe used in quality control programs as thermoluminescent dosimeter in therapeutic dose range. The importance of this work is that the aluminum oxide (α−Al2O3 is a promising alternative in TL materials used for dosimetry “in vivo” within quality control programs.La verificación de la dosis de radiación recibida por el área expuesta durante eltratamiento médico es esencial para la evaluación de cualquier régimen de radioterapia.Este trabajo describe las caracteríısticas termoluminiscentes (TLde pastillas sinterizadas de Al2O3, para su posible uso como dosímetro TL de baja dosis. Pastillas de Al2O3 sinterizadas bajo diferentes condiciones decalcinación, con un diámetro de 5 mm y un espesor de 1 mm, fueron irradiadasa diferentes dosis usando una unidad de 60Co Theratron 780Cr enaire a temperatura ambiente. La lectura se realizó en un Harshaw TLD 4500.Las principales propiedades dosimétricas del material (curva de brillo, reproducibilidadde la respuesta, reutilización, linealidad y decaimiento térmicohan sido estudiadas en detalle. La curva de brillo de las pastillas sinterizadasde Al2O3 presenta un intenso

  10. Pressure-Induced Shifts of Energy Spectra of α-Al2O3:Mn4+

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    MA Dong-Ping,; CHEN Ju-Rong; MA Ning

    2002-01-01

    By making use of the diagonalization of the complete d3 energy matrix in a trigonally distorted cubic-field and the theory of pressure-induced shifts (PS) of energy spectra, the whole energy spectrum of α-Al2 O3 :Mn4+ and PS of levels have been calculated. All the calculated results are in excellent agreement with the experimental data. The comparison between the results ofα-AlO3:Mn4+ and ruby has been made. It is found that on one hand, R1-line and R2line PS of α-Al2O3:Mn4+ and ruby are linear in pressure over 0 ~ 100 kbar, and their values of the principal parameter for PS are very close to each other. On the other hand, the sensitivities of R1-line and R2-line PS of α-Al2O3:Mn4+are higher than those of ruby respectively, which comes mainly from the difference between the values of parameters at normal pressure of two crystals; moreover, the expansion ofd-electron wavefunctions of α-Al2 O3 :Mn4+ with compression is slightly larger than the one of ruby, and the effective charge experienced by d-electrons of α-Al2O3:Mn4+ decreases with compression more rapidly than the one of ruby. In the final analysis, all these can be explained in terms of the facts that the two crystals are doped α-Al2O3 with two isoelectronic ions; the strengths of the crystal field and covalency of α-Al2O3 :Mn4+ are larger than those of ruby respectively, due to the charge of Mn4+ to be larger than that of Cr3+.

  11. Thermal conductivity and viscosity of Al2O3 nanofluid based on car engine coolant

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    Various suspensions containing Al2O3 nanoparticles (2O3 nanoparticles as well as temperature between 10 and 80 0C. The prepared nanofluid, containing only 0.035 volume fraction of Al2O3 nanoparticles, displays a fairly higher thermal conductivity than the base fluid and a maximum enhancement (knf/kbf) of ∼10.41% is observed at room temperature. The thermal conductivity enhancement of the Al2O3 nanofluid based on engine coolant is proportional to the volume fraction of Al2O3. The volume fraction and temperature dependence of the thermal conductivity of the studied nanofluids present excellent correspondence with the model proposed by Prasher et al (2005 Phys. Rev. Lett. 94 025901), which takes into account the role of translational Brownian motion, interparticle potential and convection in fluid arising from Brownian movement of nanoparticles for thermal energy transfer in nanofluids. Viscosity data demonstrate transition from Newtonian characteristics for the base fluid to non-Newtonian behaviour with increasing content of Al2O3 in the base fluid (coolant). The data also show that the viscosity increases with an increase in concentration and decreases with an increase in temperature. An empirical correlation of the type log(μnf) = A exp(-BT) explains the observed temperature dependence of the measured viscosity of Al2O3 nanofluid based on car engine coolant. We further confirm that Al2O3 nanoparticle concentration dependence of the viscosity of nanofluids is very well predicted on the basis of a recently reported theoretical model (Masoumi et al 2009 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42 055501), which considers Brownian motion of nanoparticles in the nanofluid.

  12. Atomic-layer-deposited Al2O3-HfO2-Al2O3 dielectrics for metal-insulator-metal capacitor applications

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    Ding, Shi-Jin; Zhu, Chunxiang; Li, Ming-Fu; Zhang, David Wei

    2005-08-01

    Atomic-layer-deposited Al2O3-HfO2-Al2O3 dielectrics have been investigated to replace conventional silicon oxide and nitride for radio frequency and analog metal-insulator-metal capacitors applications. In the case of 1-nm-Al2O3, sufficiently good electrical performances are achieved, including a high dielectric constant of ˜17, a small dissipation factor of 0.018 at 100kHz, an extremely low leakage current of 7.8×10-9A/cm2 at 1MV/cm and 125°C, perfect voltage coefficients of capacitance (74ppm/V2 and 10ppm/V). The quadratic voltage coefficient of capacitance decreases with the applied frequency due to the change of relaxation time with different carrier mobility in insulator, and correlates with the dielectric composition and thickness, which is of intrinsic property owing to electric field polarization. Furthermore, the conduction mechanism of the AHA dielectrics is also discussed, indicating the Schottky emission dominated at room temperature.

  13. The influence of Ni-P layer deposited onto Al2O3 on structure and properties of Al-Al2O3 composite materials

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this work is to present the influence of wettability improvement of sintered Al2O3 particles by deposition of Ni-P coating.Design/methodology/approach: The material for investigations was manufactured by pressure infiltration method of ceramic porous preforms. The eutectic aluminium alloy EN AC - AlSi12 was use as a matrix while as reinforcement were used ceramic preforms manufactured by sintering of Al2O3 Alcoa CL 2500 powder with addition of pore forming agents as carbon fibres Sigrafil C10 M250 UNS, SGL Carbon Group Company. The Al2O3 was coated with the Ni-P alloy to improve the wettability of sintered particles. Metallographic examinations were made in the transmission electron microscope (TEM.Findings: The obtained results indicate the possibility of obtaining new materials with all advantageous properties of the particular composite constituents by infiltration of the ceramics with the liquid aluminium alloy.Practical implications: The composite materials made by the developed method can find application as the alternative material for elements fabricated from conventional materials.Originality/value: The obtained results show the possibility of manufacturing the composite materials by the pressure infiltration method of porous sintered preforms based on the ceramic particles with liquid aluminium alloy being a cheaper alternative for materials reinforced by fibres.

  14. The mechanical properties of a nanocrystalline Al2O3/a-Al2O3 composite coating measured by nanoindentation and Brillouin spectroscopy

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    In this work, ellipsometry, Brillouin spectroscopy and nanoindentation are combined to assess the mechanical properties of a nanocrystalline Al2O3/a-Al2O3 composite coating with high accuracy and precision. The nanocomposite is grown by pulsed laser deposition at either room temperature or 600 °C. The adhesive strength is evaluated by nanoscratch tests. In the room temperature process the coating attains an unusual combination of compactness, strong interfacial bonding, moderate stiffness (E = 195 ± 9 GPa and ν = 0.29 ± 0.02) and significant hardness (H = 10 ± 1 GPa), resulting in superior plastic behavior and a relatively high ratio of hardness to elastic modulus (H/E = 0.049). These features are correlated to the nanostructure of the coating, which comprises a regular dispersion of ultrafine crystalline Al2O3 nanodomains (2–5 nm) in a dense and amorphous alumina matrix, as revealed by transmission electron microscopy. For the coating grown at 600 °C, strong adhesion is also observed, with an increase of stiffness and a significant enhancement of hardness (E = 277 ± 9 GPa, ν = 0.27 ± 0.02 and H = 25 ± 1 GPa), suggesting an outstanding resistance to wear (H/E = 0.091)

  15. Elimination of formaldehyde over Cu-Al2O3 catalyst at room temperature

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    ZHANG Chang-bin; SHI Xiao-yan; GAO Hong-wei; HE Hong

    2005-01-01

    Catalytic elimination of formaldehyde(HCHO) was investigated over Cu-Al2O3 catalyst at room temperature. The results indicated that no oxidation of HCHO into CO2 occurs at room temperature, but the adsorption of HCHO occurs on the catalyst surface.With the increase of gas hourly space velocity (GHSV) and inlet HCHO concentration, the time to reach saturation was shortened proportionally. The results of the in situ DRIFTS, Density functional theory calculations and temperature programmed desorption(TPD)showed that HCHO was completely oxidized into HCOOH over Cu-Al2 O3 at room temperature. With increasing the temperature in a flow of helium, HCOOH was completely decomposed into CO2 over the catalyst surface, and the deactivated Cu-Al2 O3 is regenerated at the same time. In addition, although Cu had no obvious influence on the adsorption of HCHO on Al2 O3, Cu dramatically lowered the decomposition temperature of HCOOH into CO2. It was shown that Cu-Al2 O3 catalyst had a good ability for the removal of HCHO, and appeared to be promising for its application in destroying HCHO at room temperature.

  16. Growth of crystalline Al2O3 via thermal atomic layer deposition: Nanomaterial phase stabilization

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    S. M. Prokes

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available We report the growth of crystalline Al2O3 thin films deposited by thermal Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD at 200 °C, which up to now has always resulted in the amorphous phase. The 5 nm thick films were deposited on Ga2O3, ZnO, and Si nanowire substrates 100 nm or less in diameter. The crystalline nature of the Al2O3 thin film coating was confirmed using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM, including high-resolution TEM lattice imaging, selected area diffraction, and energy filtered TEM. Al2O3 coatings on nanowires with diameters of 10 nm or less formed a fully crystalline phase, while those with diameters in the 20–25 nm range resulted in a partially crystalline coating, and those with diameters in excess of 50 nm were fully amorphous. We suggest that the amorphous Al2O3 phase becomes metastable with respect to a crystalline alumina polymorph, due to the nanometer size scale of the film/substrate combination. Since ALD Al2O3 films are widely used as protective barriers, dielectric layers, as well as potential coatings in energy materials, these findings may have important implications.

  17. Effect of fluoride additives on production and characterization of nano--Al2O3 particles

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    F Mirjalili

    2014-12-01

    Nano--Al2O3 particles were synthesized by a sol–gel method using aqueous solutions of aluminum isopropoxide and 0.5 Maluminum nitrate. Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate (SDBS) was used as surfactant stabilizing agents. The solution was stirred for 48 h at 60 °C. The microstructural observation showed that surfactant with 48 h stirring time nanoscale -Al2O3 powder was produced at 1200 °C in the range of 20–30 nm in the presence of SDBS as a surfactant with 48 h stirring time. Temperature reduction of -Al2O3 formation has been achieved by introducing fluoride in the alumina precursor. The effects of ZnF2 additive and milling on the phase transformation as well as micrograph of the prepared -Al2O3 particles were investigated. The samples were characterized by different techniques such as X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetry analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, Fourier transform infrared spectra, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Results indicated that using zinc fluoride (ZnF2) additive accompanied by milling led to retardation of the transformation temperature and modification of the alumina particle shape. The finest size for nonagglomerated nano-plate-like -Al2O3 particles (15–20 nm) was achieved at 950 °C.

  18. Influence of mechanical activation of AL2O3 on synthesis of magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Zhihui Zhang

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Magnesium aluminate (MA spinel is synthesized by reaction sintering from alumina and magnesia. The effects of mechanical activation of Al2O3 on reaction sintering were investigated. Non-milled a - Al2O3 and a - Al2O3 high-energy ball milled for 12h, 24h and 36h were mixed with a MgO analytical reagent according to the stoichiometric MA ratio, respectively and pressed into billets with diameters of 20mm and height of 15mm. The green-body billets were then sintered at high temperature in an air atmosphere. The results show that bulk density, relative content of MA and grain size of MA increase with increasing high-energy ball milling time of Al2O3. However prolonged milling time over 24h has a small beneficial effect on the densification of MA. Bulk density and grain size of a sample of a- Al2O3 milled for 24h are 3.30g/cm3 and 4-5 mm, respectively.

  19. Laser diode induced white light emission of γ-Al2O3 nano-powders

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    A broadband white light emission was observed ranging from 450 to 900 nm from nominally un-doped γ-Al2O3 nano-powders under 803.5 nm and 975 nm laser diode excitations. The white light emission has a strong dependence on both the environment pressure and the pumping laser power. We spectroscopically characterized this white light emission in a systematic way by collecting spectra, measuring decay- and rise patterns and changing parameters such as pumping power, pumping wavelength, environment temperature and pressure. - Highlights: • Nominally un-doped commercial γ-Al2O3 nanopowders were used. • We report the production of white light from nominally un-doped γ-Al2O3 nano-powders under laser diode excitation. • Some spectroscopic parameters of obtained white light emission were determined under a variety of conditions

  20. Microstructural characterization of Al2O3: Eu with dosimetric purposes

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    In this work a microstructural analysis is presented, through Sem, EDS and XRD, of the alumina with Europium (Al2O3: Eu) synthesized by the sol gel method. According to those obtained results, a previous thermal treatment to 1000 C to the samples, induces the formation of the γ-alumina phase for the samples that does not contain Eu; however when there is presence of this element, the θ alumina phase is obtained. Likewise, it was observed that the particle size is increased with the presence of Eu. When analyzing the thermoluminescent response (TL) induced by the gamma radiation, it was observed that the pure Al2O3 presents an intense TL sign; while the Al2O3: Eu, the sign suffers a marked decrement. (Author)

  1. FABRICATION OF Al/Al2O3 FGM ROTATING DISC

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    A. B. Sanuddin

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This study presents a method of fabricating a disc made of Al/Al2O3 functionally graded materials (FGM, using a powder metallurgy manufacturing process. The aim is to develop a processing method for a rotating disc made of FGM, by stacking the slurry, layer by layer in a radial direction. A three-layer functionally graded material of Al/Al2O3 is fabricated with compositions of 10, 20, 30 vol.% Al2O3. The ceramic composition increases from the discs inner (centre to the outer. The combination of these materials can offer the ability to withstand high temperature conditions whilst maintaining strength in extreme environments.

  2. Sensitization by UV light of α-Al2O3:C polycrystalline detectors

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    This paper describes an increase in sensitivity to gamma and beta radiation on α-Al2O3:C polycrystalline detector, which has been produced by a sol-gel process, following previous exposure to ultraviolet light. The increased sensitivity of the detector as a function of the exposure time and ultraviolet wavelength was studied. Since the main luminescent centers have emission peaks at different wavelengths, selective measurements of thermoluminescent emission intensity were done, in order to investigate the possible conversion of centers as a result of the exposition to ultraviolet light. Experimental results indicate that the nature and parameters of the luminescent centers in α-Al2O3:C sol-gel material can be very different of those in α-Al2O3:C single crystal. (author)

  3. SYNTHESIS AND ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF POLYIMIDE-Al2O3 COMPOSITES

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    Hong-yan Li; Shu-fan Ning; Hai-bing Hu; Bin Liu; Wei Chen; Shou-tian Chen

    2007-01-01

    Polyimide-alumina hybrid films were synthesized via in situ polymerization and thermal imidation process from a solution of polyimide precursor and nanosized alumina in N,N-dimethylacetamide, and the microstructure of the hybrid films was characterized by transmission electron microscope (TEM) and infra-red (IR) spectrometry. The dependence of thermal stability, tensile properties, dielectric properties and degradation endurance under corona on the nano-Al2O3 content of polyimide-alumina hybrid films was studied. The results show that with the increase of Al2O3 content, the thermal stability and the dielectric properties of the hybrids increase, while the tensile properties decrease. Better corona resistance can be achieved if the PI film is filled with α-Al2O3 nanometric particle.

  4. Synthesis of -Al2O3 nanowires through a boehmite precursor route

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    Qi Yang

    2011-04-01

    Crystalline -Al2O3 nanowires with diameter, 20–40 nm, length above 600 nm and aspect ratio above 30 have been successfully synthesized by thermal decomposition of boehmite (-AlOOH) precursors obtained via hydrothermal route by using AlCl3, NaOH and NH3 as starting materials. Thermogravimetric analysis (TG), differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscope (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and high resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM) were used to characterize the features of the as-made -Al2O3 nanowires and their -AlOOH precursors. The pH value of the solution and the mixed precipitant play important roles in the formation of -AlOOH nanowires. After calcination at 500°C for 2 h, the orthorhombic -AlOOH transforms to cubic -Al2O3 and retains nanowire morphology.

  5. Growth, Quantitative Growth Analysis, and Applications of Graphene on γ-Al2O3 catalysts

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    Park, Jaehyun; Lee, Joohwi; Choi, Jung-Hae; Hwang, Do Kyung; Song, Yong-Won

    2015-07-01

    The possibilities offered by catalytic γ-Al2O3 substrates are explored, and the mechanism governing graphene formation thereon is elucidated using both numerical simulations and experiments. The growth scheme offers metal-free synthesis at low temperature, grain-size customization, large-area uniformity of electrical properties, single-step preparation of graphene/dielectric structures, and readily detachable graphene. We quantify based on thermodynamic principles the activation energies associated with graphene nucleation/growth on γ-Al2O3, verifying the low physical and chemical barriers. Importantly, we derive a universal equation governing the adsorption-based synthesis of graphene over a wide range of temperatures in both catalytic and spontaneous growth regimes. Experimental results support the equation, highlighting the catalytic function of γ-Al2O3 at low temperatures. The synthesized graphene is manually incorporated as a ‘graphene sticker’ into an ultrafast mode-locked laser.

  6. Laser assembly nanostructured Al2O3/TiO2 coating on cast aluminum surface

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    ZHANG Guang-jun; DAI Jian-qiang; WANG Hui-ping; YAN Min-jie; XI Wen-long; ZOU Chang-gu; GE Da-fang

    2004-01-01

    CO2 laser quick assembly technology is adopted on the surface of cast aluminum ZL104 to form a dense ceramic coating containing a great deal of nanometer Al2O3/TiO2 particles which eliminate cracks and porosities.The major phases of the coating are α-Al2O3 andβ-TiO2. The micro-hardness distribution of the coating is 1 813,1 504, 1 485 and 1 232 (HV0.05). The bonding strength of the coating LC1 is 11.4 N, which is 7.26 times higher than that of the conventional hot-spraying Al2O3/TiO2 coating. It has been proved by analysis that the bonding strength is achieved because of the effects of both super-quick laser consolidation and the nanometer effect of nanometer ceramic material.

  7. Electrowetting properties of atomic layer deposited Al2O3 decorated silicon nanowires

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    This paper reports the electrowetting properties of liquid droplet on superhydrophobic silicon nanowires with Atomic layer deposited (ALD) Al2O3 as dielectric layer. Silicon wafer were etched by metal assisted wet chemical etching with silver as catalyst. ALD Al2O3 films of 10nm thickness were conformally deposited over silicon nanowires. Al2O3 dielectric film coated silicon nanowires was chemically modified with Trichloro (1H, 1H, 2H, 2H-perfluorooctyl) silane to make it superhydrophobic(SHP). The contact angle was measured and all the samples exhibited superhydrophobic nature with maximum contact angles of 163° and a minimum contact angle hysteresis of 6°. Electrowetting induced a maximum reversible decrease of the contact angle of 20°at 150V in air

  8. Laser micromachining of CNT/Fe/Al2O3 nanocomposites

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    Kwang-Ryul KIM; Byoung-Deog CHOI; Jun-Sin YI; Sung-Hak CHO; Yong-Ho CHOA; Dong-Soo SHIN; Dong-Ho BAE; Myung-Chang KANG; Young-Keun JEONG

    2009-01-01

    CNT/Fe/Al2O3 mixed powders were synthesized from Fe/Al2O3 nanopowders using thermal CVD for the homogeneous dispersion of carbon nanotubes CNTs. CNTs consisted of MWNT, and the diameter was approximately 20-30 nm. After sintering, CNTs were homogenously located throughout Al2O3 grain boundary and were buckled. A femto-second laser installed with special optical systems was used for micromachining of the nanocomposites. The relationship between material ablation rate and energy fluence was theoretically investigated and compared with experimental results from cross-sectional SEM analysis. The nanocomposites which have higher content of CNT show a fairly good machining result due to its higher thermal conductivity and smaller grain size as well as lower light transmittance.

  9. Dependence of phase composition on nuclei available in SiO2--Al2O3

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    Phase equilibria in the system SiO2--Al2O3 were studied. Data obtained by conventional static quenching and phase analysis are difficult to interpret due to persistent metastability in silicate systems. Aksay and Pask, using a diffusion couple technique to determine stable phase equilibria, proposed the stable and metastable phase equilibrium boundaries to explain experimentally observed behavior. The major area of difference in phase equilibria studies is in the nature of the stable equilibria in the high alumina portion of the diagram, i.e., the melting behavior of mullite and the extent of the α-Al2O3 primary phase field. Results are reported of an experiment designed to seek improved resolution in these areas and to clarify the phase behavior in the system SiO2--Al2O3

  10. Preparation and Properties of Plasma Spraying Cu-Al2O3 Gradient Coatings

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    Ali LEI; Nan DONG; Lajun FENG

    2007-01-01

    In order to overcome the limitations of low adhesion strength and poor thermal-shock resistance of pure ceramic coatings, Cu-Al2O3 gradient coatings were fabricated by plasma spraying. The microstructure and distribution of Cu-Al2O3 gradient coatings were analyzed. The adhesion strength, thermal-shock resistance and porosity of the coatings were tested. The results show that the composition of the gradient coatings has a gradient distribution along the thickness of coatings. As copper has a relatively low melting point and the molten copper has good wettability on the surface of Al2O3, it can be melted sufficiently and could fill the interstices and pores among the spraying particles effectively, thus improves the adhesion strength, thermal shock resistance and reduces the porosity. The adhesion strength of the gradient coating is 15.2 MPa which is two times of that of the double-layer structure coating.

  11. Thermal stability of atomic layer deposition Al2O3 film on HgCdTe

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    Zhang, P.; Sun, C. H.; Zhang, Y.; Chen, X.; He, K.; Chen, Y. Y.; Ye, Z. H.

    2015-06-01

    Thermal stability of Atomic Layer Deposition Al2O3 film on HgCdTe was investigated by Al2O3 film post-deposition annealing treatment and Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor device low-temperature baking treatment. The effectiveness of Al2O3 film was evaluated by measuring the minority carrier lifetime and capacitance versus voltage characteristics. After annealing treatment, the minority carrier lifetime of the HgCdTe sample presented a slight decrease. Furthermore, the fixed charge density and the slow charge density decreased significantly in the annealed MIS device. After baking treatment, the fixed charge density and the slow charge density of the unannealed and annealed MIS devices decreased and increased, respectively.

  12. Strain Distribution of Au and Ag Nanoparticles Embedded in Al2O3 Thin Film

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    Honghua Huang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Au and Ag nanoparticles embedded in amorphous Al2O3 matrix are fabricated by the pulsed laser deposition (PLD method and rapid thermal annealing (RTA technique, which are confirmed by the experimental high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM results, respectively. The strain distribution of Au and Ag nanoparticles embedded in the Al2O3 matrix is investigated by the finite-element (FE calculations. The simulation results clearly indicate that both the Au and Ag nanoparticles incur compressive strain by the Al2O3 matrix. However, the compressive strain existing on the Au nanoparticle is much weaker than that on the Ag nanoparticle. This phenomenon can be attributed to the reason that Young’s modulus of Au is larger than that of Ag. This different strain distribution of Au and Ag nanoparticles in the same host matrix may have a significant influence on the technological potential applications of the Au-Ag alloy nanoparticles.

  13. The effective reinforcement of magnesium alloy ZK60A using Al2O3 nanoparticles

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    ZK60A nanocomposite containing Al2O3 nanoparticle reinforcement (50 nm average size) was fabricated using solidification processing followed by hot extrusion. The nanocomposite exhibited similar grain size to the monolithic alloy, reasonable Al2O3 nanoparticle distribution, non-dominant (0 0 0 2) texture in the longitudinal direction, and 15% higher hardness than the monolithic alloy. Compared to the monolithic alloy (in tension), the nanocomposite exhibited lower yield strength (0.2%TYS) (−4%) and higher ultimate strength (UTS), failure strain, and work of fracture (WOF) (+13%, +170%, and +200%, respectively). Compared to the monolithic alloy (in compression), the nanocomposite exhibited lower yield strength (0.2%CYS) (−5%) and higher ultimate strength (UCS), failure strain, and WOF (+6%, +41%, and +43%, respectively). The effects of Al2O3 nanoparticle addition on the enhancement of tensile and compressive properties of ZK60A are investigated in this article.

  14. Growth of highly oriented γ- and α-Al2O3 thin films by pulsed laser deposition

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    Balakrishnan, G.; Babu, R. Venkatesh; Shin, K. S.; Song, J. I.

    2014-03-01

    Highly oriented aluminum oxide (Al2O3) thin films were grown on SrTiO3 (100), α-Al2O3 (11¯02), α-Al2O3 (0001) and MgO (100) single crystal substrates at an optimized oxygen partial pressure of 3.5×10-3 mbar and 700 °C by pulsed laser deposition. The films were characterized by X-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy. The X-ray diffraction studies indicated the highly oriented growth of γ-Al2O3 (400) ǁ SrTiO3 (100), α-Al2O3 (024) ǁ α-Al2O3 (11¯02), α-Al2O3 (006) ǁ α-Al2O3 (0001) and α-Al2O3 (006) ǁ MgO (100). Formation of nanostructures with dense and smooth surface morphology was observed using atomic force microscopy. The root mean square surface roughness of the films were 0.2 nm, 0.5 nm, 0.7 nm and 0.3 nm on SrTiO3 (100), α-Al2O3 (11¯02), α-Al2O3 (0001) and MgO (100) substrates, respectively.

  15. Preparation and Characterization of PVC-Al2O3-LiClO4 Composite Polymeric Electrolyte

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    Ionic conductivity of composite polymer electrolyte PVC-Al2O3-LiClO4 as a function of Al2O3 concentration has been studied. The electrolyte samples were prepared by solution casting technique. Their ionic conductivity was measured using impedance spectroscopy technique. It was observed that the conductivity of the electrolyte varies with Al2O3 concentration. The highest room temperature conductivity of the electrolyte of 3.43 x 10-10 S.cm-1 was obtain at 25 % by weight of Al2O3 and that without Al2O3 filler was found to be 2.43 x 10-11 S.cm-1. The glass transition temperature decreases with the increase of Al2O3 percentage due to the increasing amorphous state, meanwhile the degradation temperature increases with the increase of Al2O3 percentage. Both of these thermal properties influence the enhancement of the conductivity value. The morphology of the samples shows the even distribution of the Al2O3 filler in the samples. However, the filler starts to agglomerate in the sample when high percentage of Al2O3 is being used. In conclusion, the addition of Al2O3 filler improves the ionic conductivity of PVC- Al2O3-LiCIO4 solid polymer electrolyte. (author)

  16. Effect of AL2O3 and TiO2 nanoparticles on aquatic organisms

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    Gosteva, I.; Morgalev, Yu; Morgaleva, T.; Morgalev, S.

    2015-11-01

    Environmental toxicity of aqueous disperse systems of nanoparticles of binary compounds of titanium dioxides (with particle size Δ50=5 nm, Δ50=50 nm, Δ50=90 nm), aluminum oxide alpha-forms (Δ50=7 nm and Δ50=70 nm) and macro forms (TiO2 Δ50=350 nm, Al2O3 A50=4000 nm) were studied using biological testing methods. The bioassay was performed using a set of test organisms representing the major trophic levels. We found the dependence of the toxic effect concentration degree of nTiO2 and nAl2O3 on the fluorescence of the bacterial biosensor "Ekolyum", the chemotactic response of ciliates Paramecium caudatum, the growth of unicellular algae Chlorella vulgaris Beijer and mortality of entomostracans Daphnia magna Straus. We revealed the selective dependence of nTiO2 and nAl2O3 toxicity on the size, concentration and chemical nature of nanoparticles. The minimal concentration causing an organism's response on nTiO2 and nAl2O3 effect depends on the type of the test- organism and the test reaction under study. We specified L(E)C50 and acute toxicity categories for all the studied nanoparticles. We determined that nTiO2 (Δ50=5 nm) belong to the category «Acute toxicity 1», nTiO2 (A50=90 nm) and nAl2O3 (Δ50=70 nm) - to the category «Acute toxicity 2», nAl2O3 (Δ50=7 nm) - to the category «Acute toxicity 3». No acute toxicity was registered for nTiO2 (Δ50=50 nm) and macro form TiO2.

  17. Rapid fabrication of Al2O3 encapsulations for organic electronic devices

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    Ali, Kamran; Ali, Junaid; Mehdi, Syed Murtuza; Choi, Kyung-Hyun; An, Young Jin

    2015-10-01

    Organic electronics have earned great reputation in electronic industry yet they suffer technical challenges such as short lifetimes and low reliability because of their susceptibility to water vapor and oxygen which causes their fast degradation. This paper report on the rapid fabrication of Al2O3 encapsulations through a unique roll-to-roll atmospheric atomic layer deposition technology (R2R-AALD) for the life time enhancement of organic poly (4-vinylphenol) (PVP) memristor devices. The devices were then categorized into two sets. One was processed with R2R-AALD Al2O3 encapsulations at 50 °C and the other one was kept as un-encapsulated. The field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) results revealed that pin holes and other irregularities in PVP films with average arithmetic roughness (Ra) of 9.66 nm have been effectively covered by Al2O3 encapsulation having Ra of 0.92 nm. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy XPS spectrum for PVP film showed peaks of C 1s and O 1s at the binding energies of 285 eV and 531 eV, respectively. The respective appearance of Al 2p, Al 2s, and O 1s peaks at the binding energies of 74 eV, 119 eV, and 531 eV, confirms the fabrication of Al2O3 films. Electrical current-voltage (I-V) measurements confirmed that the Al2O3 encapsulation has a huge influence on the performance, robustness and life time of memristor devices. The Al2O3 encapsulated memristor performed with superior stability for four weeks whereas the un-encapsulated devices could only last for one week. The performance of encapsulated device had been promising after being subjected to bending test for 100 cycles and the variations in its stability were of minor concern confirming the mechanical robustness and flexibility of the devices.

  18. Study on aluminum phosphate binder and related Al2O3-SiC ceramic coating

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    Refractory and wear-resistant Al2O3-SiC ceramic coatings have been fabricated on A3 steel using alumina (Al2O3), silicon carbide (SiC), aluminum phosphate binder (inorganic binder), and other additives as starting materials. The powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis/differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques are applied to investigate the chemical compositions of the in-house synthesized aluminum phosphate binder and the morphologies of the fabricated ceramic coatings after abrasion test. The XRD results indicate that monoaluminum phosphate (Al(H2PO4)3) is the most effective binding phase in the synthesized aluminum phosphate binder. The TG/DTA analysis shows that two phase transformations occur at 100.7 and 217.7 deg. C when the synthesized aluminum phosphate binder is heated in a range 60-1000 deg. C and the binder after heat treatment is a mixture of several phases. The wear test results show that the wear durability of the A3 steel covered with Al2O3-SiC ceramic coatings is about two times that of the uncoated A3 steel. The results also indicate that the wear properties of Al2O3-SiC ceramic coatings are dependent on fabrication conditions such as the weight ratio of ceramics (Al2O3 and SiC) to the binder (RCB), the distribution of particle size of ceramics, the density of the aluminum phosphate binder, and the Al/P atomic ratio in the aluminum phosphate binder. Upon the above results, optimal fabrication conditions for achieving good wear resistance of Al2O3-SiC ceramic coatings are suggested in this paper

  19. Antireflective bilayer coatings based on Al2O3 film for UV region

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    Marszałek Konstanty

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Bilayer antireflective coatings consisting of aluminium oxide Al2O3/MgF2 and Al2O3/SiO2 are presented in this paper. Oxide films were deposited by means of e-gun evaporation in vacuum of 5 × 10-3 Pa in the presence of oxygen, and magnesium fluoride was prepared by thermal evaporation on heated optical lenses made from quartz glass (Corning HPFS. Substrate temperature was maintained at 250 _C during the deposition. Thickness and deposition rate were controlled with a thickness measuring system Inficon XTC/2. The experimental results of the optical measurements carried out during and after the deposition process have been presented. Physical thickness measurements were made during the deposition process and resulted in 44 nm/52 nm for Al2O3/MgF2 and 44 nm/50 nm for Al2O3/SiO2 system. Optimization was carried out for ultraviolet region with minimum of reflectance at 300 nm. The influence of post deposition annealing on the crystal structure was determined by X-ray measurements. In the range from ultraviolet to the beginning of visible region, the reflectance of both systems decreased and reached minimum at 290 nm. The value of reflectance at this point, for the coating Al2O3/MgF2 was equal to R290nm = 0.6 % and for Al2O3/SiO2R290nm = 1.1 %. Despite the difference between these values both are sufficient for applications in the UV optical systems for medicine and UV laser technology.

  20. Effect of Nd-doping on the Thermal Stability and Pore-structure of Al2O3 Membranes

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    YU Jian-Chang; XU Wei-Jun; HUANG Qing-Ming; HU Sheng-Wei

    2005-01-01

    Unsupported Nd-doped Al2O3 membranes have been prepared with a sol-gel treatnt by using aluminium isopropoxide and Nd(NO3)3 as the main raw materials. The properties of Nd-doped Al2O3 membranes were characterized by XRD, DTA-TG, IR and N2 adsorption. The effects of Nd-doping on the phase composition, thermal stability as well as applications of pore- structure of Nd-doped Al2O3 membranes at high temperature were discussed. The results show that Nd-doping can raise the transition temperature rom γ-Al2O3 to α-Al2O3, enhance the thermal stability of Al2O3 membranes, and evidently improve the pore-structural parameters of Al2O3 mem- branes applied at higher temperatures.

  1. Co2+ adsorption in porous oxides Mg O, Al2O3 and Zn O

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    The porous oxides Mg O, Al2O3 and Zn O were synthesized by the chemical combustion in solution method and characterized be means of scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The adsorption behavior of Co2+ ions present in aqueous solution were studied on the synthesized materials by means of experiments lots type to ambient temperature. It was found that the cobalt ions removal was of 90% in Mg O, 65% in Zn O and 72% in Al2O3 respectively, indicating that the magnesium oxide is the best material to remove Co2+ presents in aqueous solution. (Author)

  2. Manufacturing of aluminium matrix composite materials reinforced by Al2O3 particles

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    A. Włodarczyk-Fligier; L.A. Dobrzański; M. Kremzer; M. Adamiak

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to show and compare of modern method composite materials with aluminium alloy matrix reinforced by Al2O3 particles manufacturing.Design/methodology/approach: Material for investigation was manufactured by two methods: powder metallurgy (consolidation, pressing, hot extrusion of powder mixtures of aluminium EN AW-AlCu4Mg1(A) and ceramic particles Al2O3) and pressure infiltration of porous performs by liquid alloy EN AC AlSi12 (performs were prepared by sint...

  3. The Evolution of Al2O3 Content in Ancient Chinese Glasses

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    Wang Cheng-yu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on the evidence from museums, collectors, the dug out of the grave, the evolution of Al2O3 content in Chinese glasses from Western Zhou to Qing dynasty was documented in this paper in detail. It was found that Al2O3 contents in ancient Chinese glasses were relatively higher than those of outside of China in the world. This is the character of the ancient Chinese glasses which is caused by not only the high Al contents in the raw materials but also by the Chinese people’s preference of the milky glasses similar to jade

  4. Scattering of light molecules from thin Al2O3 films

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    Molecular oxygen and hydrogen ions were scattered at grazing incidence from various thin Al2O3 films. The energy of incident particles was varied from 390 to 1000 eV. For scattered positive oxygen ions, negative ion fractions of up to 17% were recorded. For scattered positive hydrogen ions, the negative ion fractions reached up to 2%. These findings qualify thin films of Al2O3 as possible candidates for use as charge state conversion surfaces in neutral particle sensing instruments, which will work in space.

  5. Optically stimulated luminescence response to Al2O3 to beta radiation

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    Akselrod, A.; Akselrod, M.S.; Agersnap Larsen, N.;

    1999-01-01

    High sensitivity dosemeters based on Al2O3:C have been prepared and tested for use as beta dosemeters using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL). Two types of sample were prepared and tested, namely unpolished thick, single crystal chips and thin powder layers on aluminium substrates. The samp......High sensitivity dosemeters based on Al2O3:C have been prepared and tested for use as beta dosemeters using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL). Two types of sample were prepared and tested, namely unpolished thick, single crystal chips and thin powder layers on aluminium substrates...

  6. The uses and enigmas of the Al2O3-Y2O3 phase system

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    The uses of the five compounds, namely Al2O3, Y3Al5O12, YAlO3, Y4Al2O9 and Y2O3, which occur in the Al2O3-Y2O3 phase system are reviewed and the uncertainties which have pervaded the existence and stability of the three intermediate phases are discussed. It is shown that the major factor which has resolved these uncertainties is the correlation achieved between phase studies and single-crystal growth data, the latter being prompted by the increased device use of the compounds within in this phase system. (orig.)

  7. Influence of Additives on Hydrodesulfurization Activity of Fe-Mo/Al2O3 Catalysts

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    Tuktin Balga T; Zakumbaeva Gaukhar D; Du Wei

    2006-01-01

    Based on the study relating to the influence of additives on the hydrodesulfurization performance of Fe-Mo-Al2O3 catalysts, it was found out that the introduction of additives could increase considerably the activity of Fe-Mo/Al2O3 catalysts in the reaction of hydrodesulfurization of gasoline and diesel fractions. The introduction of zeolites (HY, HZSM) and other additives could lead to an increase of the concentration of acid centers, which were able to react with sulfur compounds, along with an increase of total catalysts' pore volume,which could improve the capability of catalyst to adsorb the hydrogen and feed oil.

  8. OSL response of Al2O3:C inlight dot detectors to ultraviolet radiation

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    The commercial dosimeters Al2O3:C InLight Dot and the OSL microStar System reader, both developed by Landauer, were utilized in this work for the detection of ultraviolet radiation. The OSL response of Al2O3:C InLight Dots was obtained in relation to the parameters of irradiance and illumination time using an UV artificial source. The results showed an increase of the OSL response and a tendency to saturation about 1.7 W.m-2 of irradiance and 30 min of UV illumination. (author)

  9. TEM characterization of Al-C-Cu-Al2O3 composites produced by mechanical milling

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    Novel Al-based composites (Al-C-Cu-Al2O3) obtained by mechanical milling (MM), were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). Analyses of composites were carried out in both, the as-milled and the as-sintered conditions. C nanoparticles were found in the as-milled condition and Al2O3 nanofibers were found in as-sintered products, as determined by EELS. C and Cu react with Al to crystallize in Al3C4 and Al2Cu structures, respectively

  10. Antireflective bilayer coatings based on Al2O3 film for UV region

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    Marszałek Konstanty; Winkowski Paweł; Marszałek Marta

    2015-01-01

    Bilayer antireflective coatings consisting of aluminium oxide Al2O3/MgF2 and Al2O3/SiO2 are presented in this paper. Oxide films were deposited by means of e-gun evaporation in vacuum of 5 × 10-3 Pa in the presence of oxygen, and magnesium fluoride was prepared by thermal evaporation on heated optical lenses made from quartz glass (Corning HPFS). Substrate temperature was maintained at 250 _C during the deposition. Thickness and deposition rate were controlled with a thickness measuring syste...

  11. Narrow in-gap states in doped Al 2 O 3

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    2011-10-01

    Based on XRD data testifying that the M ions occupy substitutional sites, transmittance measurement are discussed in comparison to electronic structure calculations for M-doped Al2O3 with M = V, Mn, and Cr. The M 3d states are found approximatively 2 eV above the top of the host valence band. The fundamental band gap of Al2O3 is further reduced in the V and Mn cases due to a splitting of the narrow band at the Fermi energy. Nevertheless the measured transmittance in the visible range remains high in all three cases. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. The Influence of Al2O3 Powder Morphology on the Properties of Cu-Al2O3 Composites Designed for Functionally Graded Materials (FGM)

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    Strojny-Nędza, Agata; Pietrzak, Katarzyna; Węglewski, Witold

    2016-07-01

    In order to meet the requirements of an increased efficiency applying to modern devices and in more general terms science and technology, it is necessary to develop new materials. Combining various types of materials (such as metals and ceramics) and developing composite materials seem to be suitable solutions. One of the most interesting materials includes Cu-Al2O3 composite and gradient materials (FGMs). Due to their potential properties, copper-alumina composites could be used in aerospace industry as rocket thrusters and components in aircraft engines. The main challenge posed by copper matrix composites reinforced by aluminum oxide particles is obtaining the uniform structure with no residual porosity (existing within the area of the ceramic phase). In the present paper, Cu-Al2O3 composites (also in a gradient form) with 1, 3, and 5 vol.% of aluminum oxide were fabricated by the hot pressing and spark plasma sintering methods. Two forms of aluminum oxide (αAl2O3 powder and electrocorundum) were used as a reinforcement. Microstructural investigations revealed that near fully dense materials with low porosity and a clear interface between the metal matrix and ceramics were obtained in the case of the SPS method. In this paper, the properties (mechanical, thermal, and tribological) of composite materials were also collected and compared. Technological tests were preceded by finite element method analyses of thermal stresses generated in the gradient structure, and additionally, the role of porosity in the formation process of composite properties was modeled. Based on the said modeling, technological conditions for obtaining FGMs were proposed.

  13. Crack-resistant Al2O3–SiO2 glasses

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    Rosales-Sosa, Gustavo A.; Masuno, Atsunobu; Higo, Yuji; Inoue, Hiroyuki

    2016-04-01

    Obtaining “hard” and “crack-resistant” glasses have always been of great important in glass science and glass technology. However, in most commercial glasses both properties are not compatible. In this work, colorless and transparent xAl2O3–(100–x)SiO2 glasses (30 ≤ x ≤ 60) were fabricated by the aerodynamic levitation technique. The elastic moduli and Vickers hardness monotonically increased with an increase in the atomic packing density as the Al2O3 content increased. Although a higher atomic packing density generally enhances crack formation in conventional oxide glasses, the indentation cracking resistance increased by approximately seven times with an increase in atomic packing density in binary Al2O3–SiO2 glasses. In particular, the composition of 60Al2O3•40SiO2 glass, which is identical to that of mullite, has extraordinary high cracking resistance with high elastic moduli and Vickers hardness. The results indicate that there exist aluminosilicate compositions that can produce hard and damage-tolerant glasses.

  14. Positron Annihilation Lifetime Study of Pure and Doped Polyvinyl Chloride with Al2O3

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    Positron annihilation lifetime of pure and doped polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with Al2O3 reflect the effect of concentration as well as temperature on free volume. Therefore, variations of the ortho-positronium (o-Ps) lifetime and its intensity have been correlated with changes in the dielectric properties of the pure and doped PVC. The o-Ps lifetime and its intensity show a linear dependence with a discontinuity at 20 % concentration of Al2O3. The size and the fractional of the o-Ps hole volume were estimated from the positron annihilation parameters. Therefore, the temperature dependence of the electrical conductivity and the positron annihilation parameters on pure and doped PVC with 20 % Al2O3 were studied in the range from 20 to 140 degree C. The shift of the glass transition temperature to lower temperature for the 20 % Al2O3 doped PVC might explain the increase in the electrical conductivity with the concentration of the additive

  15. Improved real-time dosimetry using the radioluminescence signal from Al2O3:C

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    Damkjær, Sidsel Marie Skov; Andersen, Claus Erik; Aznar, Marianne

    2008-01-01

    15th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry Location: Delft Univ Technol, Delft, NETHERLANDS Date: JUL 08-13, 2007 Abstract: Carbon-doped aluminum oxide (Al2O3:C) is a highly sensitive luminescence material for ionizing radiation dosimetry, and it is well established that the optically...

  16. Preparation of Al2O3/Mo nanocomposite powder via chemical route and spray drying

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    A route to prepare nanometer-sized Mo particulates in Al2O3 was attempted by a combination of solution reactions in molecular scale and forcing precipitation by a spray-drying technique. MoO3 was first dissolved in ammonia water and then added in the slurry with high purity, submicrometer Al2O3 powder. Mixed suspension was spray-dried, and then the dried granules were reduced by hydrogen gas and further hot-pressing to a bulky composite at various temperatures. Dissolution of Mo oxide, adsorption reactions on alumina surface, and surface potential of alumina particles in homogeneous ammonia suspension were studied. Characterization of the granules, including compactability, flowing properties, surface morphology, grain growth of Mo and Al2O3, and mixing homogeneity, were examined. Homogeneity of the spray-dried granules was determined by the calculation of mixing index and the observation of the microstructure of sintered body. The existence of intergranular, intragranular, and nanosized Mo particulates within Al2O3 grains was observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). All the evidences revealed that homogeneous composites with nanometer-sized Mo had been successfully prepared by this attempt with the proposed chemical route and following spray-drying process. copyright 1996 Materials Research Society

  17. Gas-phase dehydration of glycerol over commercial Pt/γ-Al2O3 catalysts

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    Sergey Danov; Anton Esipovich; Artem Belousov; Anton Rogozhin

    2015-01-01

    Gas-phase dehydration of glycerol to produce acrolein was investigated over commercial catalysts based onγ-Al2O3, viz. A-64, A-56, I-62, AP-10, AP-56, AP-64 and KR-104. To understand the effect of Cl−anions, HCl-impregnated sup-ports have been investigated in the dehydration reaction of glycerol at 375 °C. For comparison, various H-zeolites were also examined. It was found that the glycerol conversion over the solid acid catalysts was strongly dependent on their acidity and surface area. And the relationship between the catalytic activity and the acidity of the catalysts was discussed. The outstanding properties of Pt/γ-Al2O3 catalyst systems for the dehydration of glycerol were revealed. Pt/γ-Al2O3 catalyst (AP-64) showed the highest catalytic activity after 50 h of reaction with an acrolein selectivity of 65%at a conversion of glycerol of 90%. Based on these results, catalysts based onγ-Al2O3 appear to be most promising for gas phase dehydration of glycerol.

  18. Crystallization kinetics of BaO-Al2O3-SiO2 glasses

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    Bansal, Narottam P.; Hyatt, Mark J.

    1989-01-01

    Barium aluminosilicate glasses are being investigated as matrix materials in high-temperature ceramic composites for structural applications. Kinetics of crystallization of two refractory glass compositions in the barium aluminosilicate system were studied by differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). From variable heating rate DTA, the crystallization activation energies for glass compositions (wt percent) 10BaO-38Al2O3-51SiO2-1MoO3 (glass A) and 39BaO-25Al2O3-35SiO2-1MoO3 (glass B) were determined to be 553 and 558 kJ/mol, respectively. On thermal treatment, the crystalline phases in glasses A and B were identified as mullite (3Al2O3-2SiO2) and hexacelsian (BaO-Al2O3-2SiO2), respectively. Hexacelsian is a high-temperature polymorph which is metastable below 1590 C. It undergoes structural transformation into the orthorhombic form at approximately 300 C accompanied by a large volume change which is undesirable for structural applications. A process needs to be developed where stable monoclinic celsian, rather than hexacelsian, precipitates out as the crystal phase in glass B.

  19. Crack-resistant Al2O3-SiO2 glasses.

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    Rosales-Sosa, Gustavo A; Masuno, Atsunobu; Higo, Yuji; Inoue, Hiroyuki

    2016-01-01

    Obtaining "hard" and "crack-resistant" glasses have always been of great important in glass science and glass technology. However, in most commercial glasses both properties are not compatible. In this work, colorless and transparent xAl2O3-(100-x)SiO2 glasses (30 ≤ x ≤ 60) were fabricated by the aerodynamic levitation technique. The elastic moduli and Vickers hardness monotonically increased with an increase in the atomic packing density as the Al2O3 content increased. Although a higher atomic packing density generally enhances crack formation in conventional oxide glasses, the indentation cracking resistance increased by approximately seven times with an increase in atomic packing density in binary Al2O3-SiO2 glasses. In particular, the composition of 60Al2O3•40SiO2 glass, which is identical to that of mullite, has extraordinary high cracking resistance with high elastic moduli and Vickers hardness. The results indicate that there exist aluminosilicate compositions that can produce hard and damage-tolerant glasses. PMID:27053006

  20. Crack-resistant Al2O3–SiO2 glasses

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    Rosales-Sosa, Gustavo A.; Masuno, Atsunobu; Higo, Yuji; Inoue, Hiroyuki

    2016-01-01

    Obtaining “hard” and “crack-resistant” glasses have always been of great important in glass science and glass technology. However, in most commercial glasses both properties are not compatible. In this work, colorless and transparent xAl2O3–(100–x)SiO2 glasses (30 ≤ x ≤ 60) were fabricated by the aerodynamic levitation technique. The elastic moduli and Vickers hardness monotonically increased with an increase in the atomic packing density as the Al2O3 content increased. Although a higher atomic packing density generally enhances crack formation in conventional oxide glasses, the indentation cracking resistance increased by approximately seven times with an increase in atomic packing density in binary Al2O3–SiO2 glasses. In particular, the composition of 60Al2O3•40SiO2 glass, which is identical to that of mullite, has extraordinary high cracking resistance with high elastic moduli and Vickers hardness. The results indicate that there exist aluminosilicate compositions that can produce hard and damage-tolerant glasses. PMID:27053006

  1. Modification of the optical properties of Al2O3 by ion implantation

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    The implantation of Au into Al2O3 followed by thermal annealing at 1100 degrees C leads to dramatic changes in the optical properties. In this paper the linear and nonlinear optical properties are correlated to the presence of small Au precipitates which form during annealing

  2. A short-time fading study of Al2O3:C

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    This paper studies the short-time fading from Al2O3:C by measuring optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signals (Total OSL: TOSL, and Peak OSL: POSL) from droplets and Luxel™ pellets. The influence of various bleaching regimes (blue, green and white) and light power is compared. The fading effect is the decay of the OSL signal in the dark at room temperature. Al2O3:C detectors were submitted to various bleaching regimes, irradiated with a reference dose and read out after different time spans. Investigations were carried out using 2 mm size droplet detectors, made of thin Al2O3:C powder mixed with a photocured polymer. Tests were compared to Luxel™-type detectors (Landauer Inc.). Short-time post-irradiation fading is present in OSL results (TOSL and POSL) droplets for time spans up to 200 s. The effect of short-time fading can be lowered/removed when treating the detectors with high-power and/or long time bleaching regimes; this result was observed in both TOSL and POSL from droplets and Luxel™. - Highlights: • Droplet composed of thin powder of Al2O3:C was prepared using a photo-curable polymer. • Powder grain sizes ranged from 5 μm to 35 μm. • Short-time fading was measured for irradiated samples. • Various bleaching regimes and light power was tested. • Droplets were compared to a commercially dosimeter, Luxel™

  3. Nanopore patterning using Al2O3 hard masks on SOI substrates

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    Wang, Xiaofeng; Goryll, Michael

    2015-07-01

    Aluminum oxide Al2O3, deposited using amorphous atomic layer deposition (ALD), is a very promising material to be utilized as a hard mask for nano-patterning. We used an aluminum oxide hard mask on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate to implement a sub-100 nm nanopore process. The transfer of nanoscale patterns via dry etching of the Al2O3 thin film was investigated by comparing etch profiles, etch rates, and selectivity of Al2O3 over PMMA resist, using different gas chemistries such as Cl2, Ar, Ar/BCl3 mixtures, and BCl3 plasma. A selectivity of 1:4 was observed using an inductively coupled plasma reactive ion etching (ICP-RIE) tool with BCl3 plasma, and the sub-100 nm nanopore patterns were anisotropically transferred to the alumina layer from a 250 nm PMMA layer. The dense and inert Al2O3 hard mask showed exceptional etch selectivity to Si and SiO2, which allowed the subsequent transfer of the nanopore patterns into the 340 nm-thick Si device layer and made it possible to attempt etching the 1 μm-thick buried oxide (BOX) layer. Using chlorine chemistry, nanopores patterned in the Si device layer showed excellent anisotropy while preserving the original pattern dimensions. The process demonstrated is ideally suited for patterning high aspect ratio nanofluidic structures.

  4. Plasma etching behavior of Y2O3 ceramics: Comparative study with Al2O3

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    Cao, Yu-Chao; Zhao, Lei; Luo, Jin; Wang, Ke; Zhang, Bo-Ping; Yokota, Hiroki; Ito, Yoshiyasu; Li, Jing-Feng

    2016-03-01

    The plasma etching behavior of Y2O3 coating was investigated and compared with that of Al2O3 coating under various conditions, including chemical etching, mixing etching and physical etching. The etching rate of Al2O3 coating declined with decreasing CF4 content under mixing etching, while that of Y2O3 coating first increased and then decreased. In addition, the Y2O3 coating demonstrated higher erosion-resistance than Al2O3 coating after exposing to fluorocarbon plasma. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis confirmed the formations of YF3 and AlF3 on the Y2O3 and Al2O3 coatings, respectively, which acted as the protective layer to prevent the surface from further erosion with fluorocarbon plasma. It was revealed that the etching behavior of Y2O3 depended not only on the surface fluorination but also on the removal of fluoride layer. To analyze the effect of porosity, Y2O3 bulk samples with high density were prepared by spark plasma sintering, and they demonstrated higher erosion-resistances compared with Y2O3 coating.

  5. H2 assisted NH3-SCR over Ag/Al2O3 for automotive applications

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    Fogel, Sebastian

    The up-coming strict emission legislation demands new and improved catalysts for diesel vehicle deNOx. The demand for low-temperature activity is especially challenging. H2-assisted NH3-SCR over Ag/Al2O3 has shown a very promising low-temperature activity and a combination of Ag/Al2O3 and Fe...... has been the preparation of monolithic catalyst bricks for the catalyst testing. A high SBET and higher Ag loading gave a high sulphur tolerance and activity. It was believed that the high SBET is needed to give a higher NH3 adsorption capacity, necessary for the SCR reaction. A higher Ag loading....../Al2O3 if it was placed downstream or as the inner layer. Full-scale engine testing, on the other hand, showed the opposite for a dual-brick layout. High NO2 concentrations are believed to give fast-SCR over the Fe-BEA when it was placed upstream of the Ag/Al2O3. The activity of the combined catalyst...

  6. Comparison of dielectric dispersion of Al2O3 and Se thin films

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    We investigate the frequency and temperature dependence of the dielectric conductivity and dielectric constant of Al2O3 thin films having ionic structure and compare the results with those obtained for Se thin films having homopolar structure in the 0.1 - 100 kHz frequency range and in the 100 - 400 K temperature range. Our samples have a metal - insulator - metal configuration. Oxide-layer thickness ranges between 50 and 1550 Aa for Al2O3 films and 150 and 8500 Aa for Se films. The existence of a minimum in the imaginary part of dielectric constant versus frequency curves for each thickness of Al2O3 films leads us to conclude that two types of polarization mechanisms are dominant in different frequency regions, depending on the structure of Al2O3 samples, but that only one mechanism dominates in Se samples, which do not have such minima in the imaginary part of their dielectric constant versus frequency curves. [copyright] 2001 American Institute of Physics

  7. Radioluminescence in Al2O3: C - analytical and numerical simulation results

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    Pagonis, V.; Lawless, J.; Chen, R.; Andersen, Claus Erik

    2009-01-01

    The phenomenon of radioluminescence (RL) has been reported in a number of materials including Al2O3 : C, which is one of the main dosimetric materials. In this work, we study RL using a kinetic model involving two trapping states and two kinds of recombination centres. The model has been previous...

  8. Surface tension, densities and viscosities of some CaO-Al2O3 slags

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    The metallurgical concepts with regard to the structures and properties of calcium aluminate melts have been based upon analogies within ternary CaO-Al2O3-SiO2 systems. In this work the results of surface tension, density and viscosity of some calcium aluminate slags, in the temperature range of 1500 to 1600 degree centigrade are presented and the results are discussed based upon recent structural characterisation results of crystalline aluminates. The compositional range investigated was from 45 to 53 weight-% alumina. The results indicate a reduction in density as the molar ratio CaO-Al2O3 decreases. Surface tension falls on increasing either the molar ratio CaO-Al2O3 or temperature. Conversely, viscosity increases with increasing molar ratio CaO-Al2O3 and decreasing temperature. The compositional dependence of both surface tension and viscosity data may be associated with the presence of some aluminium ions in octahedral co-ordination, and a concept of surface behaviour is proposed which involves surface activity of aluminate anions containing aluminium ions in a reduced valence state, such as Al''2+. (Author) 21 refs

  9. Preparation and characterization of DLC/SiO2/Al2O3 nanofiltration membrane

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    Jin-Su Jeong; Churl-Hee Cho; Jong-Oh Kim; Dong-Hun Yeo; Won-Youl Choi

    2013-12-01

    High quality ceramic thin films were fabricated by thin film deposition process in semiconductor field in order to fabricate high performance carbon/SiO2/Al2O3 membrane. -Al2O3 substrate was used as a supporting material. A severe thermal stress and rough surface for active ceramic top layer such as zeolite were observed. To overcome thermal stress, intermediate layer of SiO2 and diamond-like carbon (DLC) thin films were used. SiO2 and DLC thin films on porous alumina support were deposited using plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD). Homogeneous and smooth surfaces and interfaces of DLC/SiO2/Al2O3 membrane were observed by FESEM. The phases of DLC and SiO2 thin films were identified by X-ray diffraction pattern. Gas permeabilities of the nanofiltration membrane with DLC/SiO2/Al2O3 were observed at various annealing temperatures. Mixed gas permeability of the membrane with 1 m-thick SiO2 and 2 m-thick DLC thin filmannealed at 200 °C was ∼18 ccm at 1018 mb back pressure.

  10. Optical observation of DNA translocation through Al2O3 sputtered silicon nanopores in porous membrane

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    Yamazaki, Hirohito; Ito, Shintaro; Esashika, Keiko; Taguchi, Yoshihiro; Saiki, Toshiharu

    2016-03-01

    Nanopore sensors are being developed as a platform for analyzing single DNA, RNA, and protein. In nanopore sensors, ionic current measurement is widely used and proof-of-concept of nanopore DNA sequencing by it has been demonstrated by previous studies. Recently, we proposed an alternative platform of nanopore DNA sequencing that incorporates ultraviolet light and porous silicon membrane to perform high-throughput measurement. In the development of our DNA sequencing platform, controlling nanopore size in porous silicon membrane is essential but remains a challenge. Here, we report on observation of DNA translocation through Al2O3 sputtered silicon nanopores (Al2O3 nanopores) by our optical scheme. Electromagnetic wave simulation was performed to analyze the excitation volume on Al2O3 nanopores generated by focused ultraviolet light. In the experiment, DNA translocation time through Al2O3 nanopores was compared with that of silicon nanopores and we examined the effect of nanopore density and thickness of membrane by supplementing the static electric field simulation.

  11. Current Tunnelling in MOS Devices with Al2O3/SiO2 Gate Dielectric

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    A. Bouazra

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available With the continued scaling of the SiO2 thickness below 2 nm in CMOS devices, a large direct-tunnelling current flow between the gate electrode and silicon substrate is greatly impacting device performance. Therefore, higher dielectric constant materials are desirable for reducing the gate leakage while maintaining transistor performance for very thin dielectric layers. Despite its not very high dielectric constant (∼10, Al2O3 has emerged as one of the most promising high-k candidates in terms of its chemical and thermal stability as its high-barrier offset. In this paper, a theoretical study of the physical and electrical properties of Al2O3 gate dielectric is reported including I(V and C(V characteristics. By using a stack of Al2O3/SiO2 with an appropriate equivalent oxide thickness of gate dielectric MOS, the gate leakage exhibits an important decrease. The effect of carrier trap parameters (depth and width at the Al2O3/SiO2 interface is also discussed.

  12. A thin layer fiber-coupled luminescence dosimeter based on Al2O3:C

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    Klein, F.A.; Greilich, Steffen; Andersen, Claus Erik;

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we present a fiber-coupled luminescent Al2O3:C dosimeter probe with high spatial resolution (0.1 mm). It is based on thin layers of Al2O3:C crystal powder and a UV-cured acrylate monomer composition. The fabrication of the thin layers is described in detail. No influence of the intr......In this paper we present a fiber-coupled luminescent Al2O3:C dosimeter probe with high spatial resolution (0.1 mm). It is based on thin layers of Al2O3:C crystal powder and a UV-cured acrylate monomer composition. The fabrication of the thin layers is described in detail. No influence...... without sensitivity corrections. For protons, a relative luminescence efficiency hHCP of 0.715 0.014 was found in the Bragg peak. For carbon ions, a value of 0.498 0.001 was found in the entrance channel, 0.205 0.015 in the Bragg peak, and a mean of 0.413 0.050 in the tail region. The mean range...

  13. The temperature dependence of optically stimulated luminescence from α-Al2O3:C

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    Markey, B.G.; McKeever, S.W.S.; Akselrod, M.S.;

    1996-01-01

    The results of experimental measurements and computer simulations on optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) from alpha-Al2O3:C are described. The intensity of the OSL observed during illumination of irradiated specimens with visible light is temperature dependent. Optical stimulation is observed...

  14. Preliminary Study on MgO· Al2O3 Spinel Fiber

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    YANG Daoyuan; GUO Xinrong; ZHONG Xiangchong

    2004-01-01

    MgO· Al2O3 spinel fibers may be obtained by thermal treatment of pressed specimens composed of Mg-Al-O materials with appropriate oxide-metal ratio at high temperature under controlled atmosphere. Their phase composition and microstructure have been examined.

  15. Preliminary Study on MgO.Al2O3 Spinel Fiber

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    YANGDaoyuan; GUOXinrong; ZHONGXiangchong

    2004-01-01

    MgO·Al2O3 spinel fibers may be obtained by thermal treatment of pressed specimens composed of Mg-Al-O materials with appropriate oxide-metal ratio at high temperature under controlled atmosphere. Their phase composition and microsttrure have been examined.

  16. Preparation of ZnO-Al2O3 Particles in a Premixed Flame

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    Jensen, Joakim Reimer; Johannessen, Tue; Wedel, Stig;

    2000-01-01

    Zinc oxide (ZnO) and alumina (Al2O3) particles are synthesized by the combustion of their volatilized acetylacetonate precursors in a premixed air-methane flame reactor. The particles are characterized by XRD, transmission electron microscopy, scanning mobility particle sizing and by measurement of...

  17. MALEIC ANHYDRIDE HYDROGENATION OF PD/AL2O3 CATALYST UNDER SUPERCRITICAL CO2 MEDIUM

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    Hydrogenation of maleic anhydride (MA) to either y-butyrolactone of succinic anhydride over simple Pd/Al2O3 impregnated catalyst in supercritical CO2 medium has been studied at different temperatures and pressures. A comparison of the supercritical CO2 medium reaction with the c...

  18. Ir-Ru/Al2O3 catalysts used in satellite propulsion

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    T.G. Soares Neto

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Ir/Al2O3, Ir-Ru/Al2O3 and Ru/Al2O3, catalysts with total metal contents of 30% were prepared using the methods of incipient wetness and incipient coimpregnation wetness and were tested in a 2N microthruster. Their performances were then compared with that of the Shell 405 commercial catalyst (30% Ir/Al2O3. Tests were performed in continuous and pulsed regimes, where there are steep temperature and pressure gradients, from ambient values up to 650 ºC and 14 bar. Performance stability, thrust produced, temperature and stagnation pressure in the chamber and losses of mass were analyzed and compared to the corresponding parameters in Shell 405 tests. It was observed that the performance of all the above-mentioned catalysts was comparable to that of the commercial one, except for in loss of mass, where the values was higher, which was attributed to the lower mechanical resistance of the support.

  19. Theoretical investigation of the structure of κ-Al2O3

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    Yourdshahyan, Y.; Engberg, U.; Bengtsson, L.; Lundqvist, B.I.; Hammer, Bjørk

    1997-01-01

    Using plane-wave pseudopotential calculations based on density-functional theory at the local-density-approximation level we investigate all the possible kappa-Al2O3 structures which are permitted by the known crystal symmetry. We find that structures with sixfold coordinated Al atoms are signifi...

  20. Distinctive electrical properties in sandwich-structured Al2O3/low density polyethylene nanocomposites

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    Wang, Si-Jiao; Zha, Jun-Wei; Li, Wei-Kang; Dang, Zhi-Min

    2016-02-01

    The sandwich-structured Al2O3/low density polyethylene (Al2O3/LDPE) nanocomposite dielectrics consisting of layer-by-layer with different concentration Al2O3 loading were prepared by melt-blending and following hot pressing method. The space charge distribution from pulsed electro-acoustic method and breakdown strength of the nanocomposites were investigated. Compared with the single-layer Al2O3/LDPE nanocomposites, the sandwich-structured nanocomposites remarkably suppressed the space charge accumulation and presented higher breakdown strength. The charges in the sandwich-structured nanocomposites decayed much faster than that in the single-layer nanocomposites, which was attributed to an effective electric field caused by the formation of the interfacial space charges. The energy depth of shallow and deep traps was estimated as 0.73 eV and 1.17 eV in the sandwich-structured nanocomposites, respectively, according to the thermal excitation theoretical model we proposed. This work provides an attractive strategy of design and fabrication of polymer nanocomposites with excellent space charge suppression.

  1. Neutron studies of nanostructured CuO-Al2O3 NOx removal catalysts

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    Nanostructured powders of automotive catalytic system CuO0Al2O3, targeted for nitrogen oxides (NOx) removal under lean-burn engine conditions, were investigated using neutron diffraction and small-angle neutron scattering. The crystal phases, structural transformations and microstructure of 10 mol% Cu-Al2O3 powders are characterized according to the heat-treatment conditions. These properties are correlated with the pore structure and NOx removal efficiency determined by nitrogen adsorption isotherm, electron spin resonance, and temperature programmed reaction measurements. The γ-(Cu, Al)2O3 phase and the mass-fractal-like aggregate of particles (size ∼ 26 nm) at annealing temperatures below 900 degrees C were found to be crucial to the high NOx removal performance. The transformation to bulk crystalline phases of α-Al2O3 + CuAl2O4 spinel above ∼1050 degrees C corresponds to a drastic drop of Nox removal efficiency. The usefulness of neutron-scattering techniques as well as their complementarity with other traditional methods of catalytic research are discussed

  2. Thermal diffusivity of sintered 12CaO-7Al2O3

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    Nikolić Pantelija M.; Luković D.; Savić S.; Urošević Dragan B.; Đurić S.

    2003-01-01

    The thermal diffusivity and some electrical transport properties of sintered 12CaO-7Al2O3 were determined using a photoacoustic method with a transmission detection configuration. The thermal diffusivity, coefficient of carrier diffusion and the surface recombination velocities were determined by fitting experimental spectra and theoretical photoacoustic amplitude and phase signals.

  3. Enhanced Barrier Performance of Engineered Paper by Atomic Layer Deposited Al2O3 Thin Films.

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    Mirvakili, Mehr Negar; Van Bui, Hao; van Ommen, J Ruud; Hatzikiriakos, Savvas G; Englezos, Peter

    2016-06-01

    Surface modification of cellulosic paper is demonstrated by employing plasma assisted atomic layer deposition. Al2O3 thin films are deposited on paper substrates, prepared with different fiber sizes, to improve their barrier properties. Thus, a hydrophobic paper is created with low gas permeability by combining the control of fiber size (and structure) with atomic layer deposition of Al2O3 films. Papers are prepared using Kraft softwood pulp and thermomechanical pulp. The cellulosic wood fibers are refined to obtain fibers with smaller length and diameter. Films of Al2O3, 10, 25, and 45 nm in thickness, are deposited on the paper surface. The work demonstrates that coating of papers prepared with long fibers efficiently reduces wettability with slight enhancement in gas permeability, whereas on shorter fibers, it results in significantly lower gas permeability. Wettability studies on Al2O3 deposited paper substrates have shown water wicking and absorption over time only in papers prepared with highly refined fibers. It is also shown that there is a certain fiber size at which the gas permeability assumes its minimum value, and further decrease in fiber size will reverse the effect on gas permeability. PMID:27165172

  4. Exposure of metallic copper surface on Cu-Al2O3-carbon catalysts

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    Menon, P.G.; Prasad, J.

    1970-01-01

    The bifunctional nature of Cu---Al2O3-on-carbon catalysts, used in the direct catalytic conversion of ethanol to ethyl acetate, prompted an examination of the dispersion of Cu on the composite catalyst. For this, the N2O-method of Osinga et al. for estimation of bare metallic copper surface on compo

  5. Precipitation of ZnO in Al 2O 3-doped zinc borate glass ceramics

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    Masai, Hirokazu; Ueno, Takahiro; Takahashi, Yoshihiro; Fujiwara, Takumi

    2011-10-01

    Crystallization behavior of the oxide semiconductor ZnO in zinc borate glass was investigated. The precipitated crystalline phase of glass ceramics containing a small amount of Al 2O 3 was α-Zn 3B 2O 6 whereas that of the glass ceramics containing a large amount of Al 2O 3 was ZnO. It was found that the c-oriented precipitation of ZnO in a glass ceramic was brought about by the in-plane crystal growth of needle-like ZnO crystallites along the a-axis. Amount of Al 2O 3 that can make glass network affected the coordination state of B 2O 3 in the glass, and a three-coordinated BO 3 unit was preferentially formed in the glass containing a higher amount of Al 2O 3. The present results suggest that crystallization of ZnO from multi-component glass is dominated by the local coordination state of the mother glass.

  6. Analysis of the residual stress in Al2O3-SiC nanocomposites

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    王宏志; 高濂; 郭景坤

    1999-01-01

    The residual stress in Al2O3-SiC nanocomposites was measured by the X-ray diffraction method. A mode was established to calculate the residual stress, which accorded with the results measured by the XRD method. The strengthening and toughening mechanism was also discussed.

  7. Surface Tension of the System NaF -AlF3-Al2O3 and Surface Adsorption of Al2O3

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    Kucharík, Marián; Vasiljev, Roman

    2006-08-01

    Part of the molten system NaF-AlF3-Al2O3 was studied by surface tension measurements, which were performed at cryolite ratios (CR) between 1.5 and 3 [CR = n(NaF)/n(AlF3)]. The maximal bubble pressure method was applied. The surface adsorption of alumina (Al2O3) was also calculated. The obtained results were discussed in terms of the anionic composition of the melt. The addition of AlF3 to melt with CR= 3 decreases the surface tension, as AlF3 is surface-active in molten Na3AlF6. The concentration dependence of the surface tension and the surface adsorption of alumina in the title system are influenced by the formation of surface-active oxofluoroaluminates. An increase of the difference between the surface tension of NaF-AlF3 mixtures and the surface tension of pure alumina was observed with decreasing cryolite ratio.

  8. Investigating the electronic properties of Al2O3/Cu(In,GaSe2 interface

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    R. Kotipalli

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Atomic layer deposited (ALD Al2O3 films on Cu(In,GaSe2 (CIGS surfaces have been demonstrated to exhibit excellent surface passivation properties, which is advantageous in reducing recombination losses at the rear metal contact of CIGS thin-film solar cells. Here, we report, for the first time, experimentally extracted electronic parameters, i.e. fixed charge density (Qf and interface-trap charge density (Dit, for as-deposited (AD and post-deposition annealed (PDA ALD Al2O3 films on CIGS surfaces using capacitance–voltage (C-V and conductance-frequency (G-f measurements. These results indicate that the AD films exhibit positive fixed charges Qf (approximately 1012 cm−2, whereas the PDA films exhibit a very high density of negative fixed charges Qf (approximately 1013 cm−2. The extracted Dit values, which reflect the extent of chemical passivation, were found to be in a similar range of order (approximately 1012 cm−2 eV−1 for both AD and PDA samples. The high density of negative Qf in the bulk of the PDA Al2O3 film exerts a strong Coulomb repulsive force on the underlying CIGS minority carriers (ns, preventing them to recombine at the CIGS/Al2O3 interface. Using experimentally extracted Qf and Dit values, SCAPS simulation results showed that the surface concentration of minority carriers (ns in the PDA films was approximately eight-orders of magnitude lower than in the AD films. The electrical characterization and estimations presented in this letter construct a comprehensive picture of the interfacial physics involved at the Al2O3/CIGS interface.

  9. Structural optical correlated properties of SnO2/Al2O3 core@ shell heterostructure

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    Heiba, Zein K.; Imam, N. G.; Bakr Mohamed, Mohamed

    2016-07-01

    Nano size polycrystalline samples of the core@shell heterostructure of SnO2 @ xAl2O3 (x = 0, 25, 50, 75 wt.%) were synthesized by sol-gel technique. The resulting samples were characterized with fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), photoluminescence (PL) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). The XRD patterns manifest diffraction peaks of SnO2 as main phase with weak peaks corresponding to Al2O3 phase. The formation of core@ shell structure is confirmed by TEM images and Rietveld quantitative phase analysis which revealed that small part of Al2O3 is incorporated into the SnO2 lattice while the main part (shell) remains as a separate phase segregated on the grain boundary surface of SnO2 (core). It is found that the grain size of the mixed oxides SnO2 @ xAl2O3 is below 10 nm while for pure SnO2 it is over 41 nm, indicating that alumina can effectively prevent SnO2 from further growing up in the process of calcination. This is confirmed by the large increase in the specific surface area for mixed oxide samples. The PL emission showed great dependence on the structure properties analyzed by XRD and FTIR. The PL results recommend Al2O3@SnO2 core@shell heterostructure to be a promising short-wavelength luminescent optoelectronic devices for blue, UV, and laser light-emitting diodes.

  10. Investigating the electronic properties of Al2O3/Cu(In,Ga)Se2 interface

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    Kotipalli, R.; Vermang, B.; Joel, J.; Rajkumar, R.; Edoff, M.; Flandre, D.

    2015-10-01

    Atomic layer deposited (ALD) Al2O3 films on Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) surfaces have been demonstrated to exhibit excellent surface passivation properties, which is advantageous in reducing recombination losses at the rear metal contact of CIGS thin-film solar cells. Here, we report, for the first time, experimentally extracted electronic parameters, i.e. fixed charge density (Qf) and interface-trap charge density (Dit), for as-deposited (AD) and post-deposition annealed (PDA) ALD Al2O3 films on CIGS surfaces using capacitance-voltage (C-V) and conductance-frequency (G-f) measurements. These results indicate that the AD films exhibit positive fixed charges Qf (approximately 1012 cm-2), whereas the PDA films exhibit a very high density of negative fixed charges Qf (approximately 1013 cm-2). The extracted Dit values, which reflect the extent of chemical passivation, were found to be in a similar range of order (approximately 1012 cm-2 eV-1) for both AD and PDA samples. The high density of negative Qf in the bulk of the PDA Al2O3 film exerts a strong Coulomb repulsive force on the underlying CIGS minority carriers (ns), preventing them to recombine at the CIGS/Al2O3 interface. Using experimentally extracted Qf and Dit values, SCAPS simulation results showed that the surface concentration of minority carriers (ns) in the PDA films was approximately eight-orders of magnitude lower than in the AD films. The electrical characterization and estimations presented in this letter construct a comprehensive picture of the interfacial physics involved at the Al2O3/CIGS interface.

  11. Thermal stability and fracture toughness of epoxy resins modified with epoxidized castor oil and Al2O3 nanoparticles

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    This study examined the effects of the epoxidized castor oil (ECO) and Al2O3 content on the thermal stability and fracture toughness of the diglycidylether of bisphenol-A (DGEBA)/ECO/Al2O3 ternary composites using a range of techniques. The thermal stability of the composites was decreased by the addition of ECO and Al2O3 nanoparticles. The fracture toughness of the composites was improved significantly by the addition of ECO and Al2O3 nanoparticles. The composite containing 3 wt % Al2O3 nanoparticles showed the maximum flexural strength. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed tortuous cracks in the DGEBA/ECO/Al2O3 composites, which prevented deformation and crack propagation

  12. Application of Al2O3-based polyimide composite thick films to integrated substrates using aerosol deposition method

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    Al2O3-based polyimide composite thick films were successfully fabricated with reduction of residual stress and improvement in plasticity for integrated substrates at room temperature by aerosol deposition method. Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy mappings exhibited a high content of Al2O3 evenly distributed in the composite thick films. The relative dielectric permittivity and loss tangent of Al2O3-based polyimide composite thick films were 7.6 and 0.007, respectively. There was almost no change in the crystallite size of Al2O3-based polyimide composite thick films compared with that of starting powder due to the reduction of kinetic energy by polyimide during collision on the substrates. Moreover, it was confirmed that the residual stress of Al2O3-based polyimide composite thick films remarkably decreased compared with that of Al2O3 thick films.

  13. Characterization of Al2O3 Thin Films on GaAs Substrate Grown by Atomic Layer Deposition

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    LU Hong-Liang; LI Yan-Bo; XU Min; DING Shi-Jin; SUN Liang; ZHANG Wei; WANG Li-Kang

    2006-01-01

    @@ Al2O3 thin films are grown by atomic layer deposition on GaAs substrates at 300℃. The structural properties of the Al2O3 thin film and the Al2O3/GaAs interface are characterized using x-ray diffraction (XRD), highresolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The XRD results show that the as-deposited Al2O3 film is amorphous. For 30 atomic layer deposition growth cycles, the thicknesses of the Al2O3 thin film and the interface layer from the HRTEM are 3.3nm and 0.5nm, respectively.XPS analyses reveal that the Al2O3/GaAs interface is almost free from As2O3.

  14. Development and Application of Al2O3 - Si3N4 Refractories Used in Blast Furnace

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    LI Xianming; LI Yong; KANG Huarong; DONG Shengying; XUE Wendong; SONG Wen

    2008-01-01

    Newly developed Al2O3-Si3N4 composite refracto-ries used for blast furnace is introduced in this work.Al2O3-Si3N4 composite refractories attacked by alkali vapor and blast Jhrnace slag was investigated. High per-formance Al2O3 -Si3N4 composite refractories was pro-duced and used at both 2 560 m3 blast furnaces of Tan-gsteel and No. 5 blast furnace of Shaosteel.

  15. A high degree of enhancement of strength of sputter deposited Al/Al2O3 multilayers upon post annealing

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    We report here an order of magnitude enhancement of strength of sputter deposited Al/Al2O3 multilayers after annealing. The increase in strength is shown to be mostly associated with the precipitation of extremely fine γ-Al2O3, 5–10 nm in diameter, in Al layers. This provides a new method of achieving high strength in Al/Al2O3 multilayers that cannot be explained by the Koehler effect or modified Hall–Petch, which will lead to the growth and development of new generation of Al/Al2O3 multilayers. We also examine the fracture behavior of the post annealed Al/Al2O3 multilayered composites with TEM and density functional theory (DFT) simulations. DFT showed that the multilayers are not likely to delaminate at the Al/Al2O3 interface, consistent with the experimental observations. The simulations are also used to determine elastic constants for the γ-Al2O3 phase and to calculate a driving force for O transport from the γ-Al2O3 to the Al layers. The formation of these precipitates is consistent with DFT calculations, which predict an energetic driving force for the dissolution of O atoms from the γ-Al2O3 layers into the Al layers

  16. Effects of Surface Treatments on the Performances of Al2 O3 Nano-Particle/Polyimide adhesive

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    MA Shi-ning; ZHANG Shi-tang; QIAO Yu-lin

    2004-01-01

    The nano-Al2O3/polyimide composite adhesive was prepared by high-energy chemical and mechanical handing in this paper. The thermally curing process was preliminary determined, furthermore, the effects of n-Al2 O3 on the performance of polyimide adhesive were investigated using SEM. The results were showed that n-Al2 O3 particles were segregated from adhesive to the interface, especially bulk structural defect, which may be the reason why the performance of n-Al2O3/PI adhesive becomes better. However, the detailed mechanism is still to be discussed.

  17. Preparation and Characterization of Liquid Crystalline Polyurethane/Al2O3/Epoxy Resin Composites for Electronic Packaging

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Liquid crystalline polyurethane (LCPU/Al2O3/epoxy resin composites were prepared by using LCPU as modifier. The mechanical properties, thermal stability, and electrical properties of the LCPU/Al2O3/epoxy resin composites were investigated systematically. The thermal oxidation analysis indicated that LCPU/Al2O3/epoxy resin composites can sustain higher thermal decomposition temperature. Meanwhile, coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE was also found to decrease with addition of LCPU and nano-Al2O3.

  18. Effect of Nano-Al2O3 on the Toxicity and Oxidative Stress of Copper towards Scenedesmus obliquus

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    Li, Xiaomin; Zhou, Suyang; Fan, Wenhong

    2016-01-01

    Nano-Al2O3 has been widely used in various industries; unfortunately, it can be released into the aquatic environment. Although nano-Al2O3 is believed to be of low toxicity, it can interact with other pollutants in water, such as heavy metals. However, the interactions between nano-Al2O3 and heavy metals as well as the effect of nano-Al2O3 on the toxicity of the metals have been rarely investigated. The current study investigated copper toxicity in the presence of nano-Al2O3 towards Scenedesmus obliquus. Superoxide dismutase activity and concentration of glutathione and malondialdehyde in cells were determined in order to quantify oxidative stress in this study. Results showed that the presence of nano-Al2O3 reduced the toxicity of Cu towards S. obliquus. The existence of nano-Al2O3 decreased the growth inhibition of S. obliquus. The accumulation of copper and the level of oxidative stress in algae were reduced in the presence of nano-Al2O3. Furthermore, lower copper accumulation was the main factor that mitigated copper toxicity with the addition of nano-Al2O3. The decreased copper uptake could be attributed to the adsorption of copper onto nanoparticles and the subsequent decrease of available copper in water. PMID:27294942

  19. Al2O3-SrCo0.6Fe0.4O3 Membrane Coated on a Meso-Porous Al2O3 Support

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    In this work, a membrane for oxygen separation from air was a composite system with a mesoporous alumina support and a thin layer with microporous structures. The support was formed into a disc shape using alumina powder following a press-calcination process and subsequently, a nanoscale pore membrane with narrow pore size distribution was infused following a sol-gel approach. The sol-gel method entailed the use of a stable sol prepared from an organo-metallic oxide precursor, followed by deposition of the sol onto the porous support via dip coating. The sol hardened upon drying, and forms thin Al2O3-SrCo0.6Fe0.4O3 active layer after sintering.

  20. Effect of gamma irradiation on the surface and catalytic properties of Al2O3 and NiO-Al2O3 catalysts

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    Pure alumina and NiO-Al2O3 catalysts of varying NiO content were prepared and irradiated with γ-rays. The textural properties of of non-irradiated and γ-irradiated catalysts were determined by low temperature nitrogen adsorption. The surface acidities were determined from the chemisorption of pyridine. The catalytic conversion of isopropanol at 2800C was followed on non-irradiated and γ-irradiated catalysts. γ-Irradiation with > 45 M rad brought about significant changes in the textural properties (surface area decrease and pore widening). Irradiation with such high doses removed a considerable fraction of the surface acidity. Dehydration of isopropanol is related to th number of acid sites per unit surface area while dehydrogenation of this alcohol is related to the degree of the dispersion of NiO on the surface

  1. Geant4 calculations for space radiation shielding material Al2O3

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    Capali, Veli; Acar Yesil, Tolga; Kaya, Gokhan; Kaplan, Abdullah; Yavuz, Mustafa; Tilki, Tahir

    2015-07-01

    Aluminium Oxide, Al2O3 is the most widely used material in the engineering applications. It is significant aluminium metal, because of its hardness and as a refractory material owing to its high melting point. This material has several engineering applications in diverse fields such as, ballistic armour systems, wear components, electrical and electronic substrates, automotive parts, components for electric industry and aero-engine. As well, it is used as a dosimeter for radiation protection and therapy applications for its optically stimulated luminescence properties. In this study, stopping powers and penetrating distances have been calculated for the alpha, proton, electron and gamma particles in space radiation shielding material Al2O3 for incident energies 1 keV - 1 GeV using GEANT4 calculation code.

  2. Geant4 calculations for space radiation shielding material Al2O3

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aluminium Oxide, Al2O3 is the most widely used material in the engineering applications. It is significant aluminium metal, because of its hardness and as a refractory material owing to its high melting point. This material has several engineering applications in diverse fields such as, ballistic armour systems, wear components, electrical and electronic substrates, automotive parts, components for electric industry and aero-engine. As well, it is used as a dosimeter for radiation protection and therapy applications for its optically stimulated luminescence properties. In this study, stopping powers and penetrating distances have been calculated for the alpha, proton, electron and gamma particles in space radiation shielding material Al2O3 for incident energies 1 keV – 1 GeV using GEANT4 calculation code.

  3. Reaction-bonded Al2O3 containing ZrO2 (RBAO)

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    The RBAO process starts from attritated Al/Al2O3 powder mixtures, which are compacted in heat treatment in an oxidising atmosphere. The metal phase is oxidized with an increase in volume, which nearly compensates the sintering shrinkage. A fine-grained Al2O3 with homogeneous pore structure, glass-phase free grain boundaries and high strength is produced. By mixing in fine ZrO2 or Zr, the time for a complete oxidation reaction of the metal phase can be reduced. By adding different additives (Si, Ti, Cr, Zr, SiC, ZrO2 etc) structures and properties can be varied and the shrinking behaviour can be stopped. Due to the high retention of shape and dimensions, the RBAO process is suitable for the production of compound materials, eg: by the insertion of reinforcing fibres and particles. (orig.)

  4. Probing the stability of Al2O3/Ge structures with ion beams

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    Al2O3 films were deposited on Ge substrates by reactive sputtering. Resulting samples were submitted to different post-deposition annealings (PDAs) in order to probe composition modifications induced by such treatments. Nuclear reaction profiling (NRP) revealed that O incorporation depends on PDA temperature and on the employed atmosphere (water or oxygen). We also found that O from the gas phase strongly interacts with the Ge semiconductor substrate when PDA is performed with water at 500 °C. Ion scattering analyses evidenced an increase of Ge concentration throughout the Al2O3 dielectric layer and on the sample surface associated with the oxidation of the Ge substrate. These findings are explained by GeO desorption resulting from chemical reactions occurring at the dielectric/Ge interface.

  5. Probing the stability of Al 2O 3/Ge structures with ion beams

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    Bom, N. M.; Soares, G. V.; Krug, C.; Baumvol, I. J. R.; Radtke, C.

    2012-02-01

    Al 2O 3 films were deposited on Ge substrates by reactive sputtering. Resulting samples were submitted to different post-deposition annealings (PDAs) in order to probe composition modifications induced by such treatments. Nuclear reaction profiling (NRP) revealed that O incorporation depends on PDA temperature and on the employed atmosphere (water or oxygen). We also found that O from the gas phase strongly interacts with the Ge semiconductor substrate when PDA is performed with water at 500 °C. Ion scattering analyses evidenced an increase of Ge concentration throughout the Al 2O 3 dielectric layer and on the sample surface associated with the oxidation of the Ge substrate. These findings are explained by GeO desorption resulting from chemical reactions occurring at the dielectric/Ge interface.

  6. Fabrication of porous Al2O3-based ceramics using combustion synthesized powders

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Porous Al2O3-based ceramics were fabricated from powders synthesized via a solution combustion process using starch and urea as fuels. Effects of the relative fuel-to-oxidant ratio (φe = 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0, respectively on open porosity, pore size distribution and flexural strength of the as-prepared porous Al2O3-based ceramics were investigated. Experimental results revealed that the densification ability of the as-synthesized powders increased significantly as φe increased, and open porosity, pore size distribution and flexural strength of the porous ceramics exhibited remarkable dependence on the densification ability of the powders instead of the weight fraction of the charred organic residuals in the powders. SEM micrographs disclosed that the porous ceramics from the precursors with φe = 1.8 or 2.0 exhibited significantly homogenous microstructures including pore size and pore distribution.

  7. Rise and fall of ferromagnetism in O-irradiated Al2O3 single crystals

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    In dilute magnetic semiconductors studies, sapphire was usually used as non-magnetic substrate for films. We observed weak ferromagnetic component in Al2O3 single crystal substrate, and excluded the possibility of ferromagnetic contaminations carefully by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The ferromagnetism rise and fall during the process of annealing-oxygen irradiation-annealing of the sapphire. The ferromagnetic changes are consistent with Al-vacancy related defects detected by positron annihilation spectroscopy. With first-principle calculations, we confirm that Al-vacancy can introduce magnetic moment for 3 μB in Al2O3 crystal and form stable VAl-VAl ferromagnetic coupling at room temperature

  8. Al2 O3/Si C powders synthesis from natural precursors

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    Al2 O3/Si C composites can be prepared by sintering reactive powders produced by carbothermical reduction of different aluminum-silicates (kaolin, kianite and pyrophillite) by a rich carbon agent, as carbon black. The composite is prepared by the mixture such of natural precursors, following stoichiometric quantities, in a furnace with controlled atmosphere in a temperature range of 1400 to 1500 deg C. This work presents the first results of batch of experiments carried out to obtain reactive Al2 O3/SiC powders, suitable for the processing of ceramic nano composites. X-ray diffraction and transmission electronic microscopy analysis showed that the phases and the ratio between them was readily obtained. However, the morphology and particle size control was more difficult to achieve. (author)

  9. TEM and AFM study of WO3 nanosize growth on α-Al2O3

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    WO3 thin films have been deposited by thermal evaporation on (0001) and (1012 ) planes of alumina oxide single crystal and annealed either in Oxygen or in air atmosphere. The morphology and crystallographic structure of films (as-deposited and annealed films) have been characterized by Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and transmission electron diffraction (TED). During annealing, the films undergo important morphological and structural changes. The annealed films exhibit large grains. These grains have the monoclinic structure in epitaxial orientations. The grains are made of twinned microdomains elongated in the [100] direction resulting of a preferential growth. The microdomains are along the three different directions on the (0001) α-Al2O3 surface and only one direction on the (1012 ) α-Al2O3 one.(author)

  10. Microstructural Analysis of Al/Al2O3/Gr Powder Composites Produced by Mechanical Alloying

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Powder samples of Al/Al2O3/Gr hybrid composites with different weight percents were obtained by mechanical alloying in a high energy ball mill. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of alumina and graphite particles content on the microstructure of Al/Al2O3/Gr hybrid composites. Results obtained using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM as well as Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS show that the addition of alumina particles as the reinforcement has a drastic effect on the size and morphology of the composite powders. Also, the addition of graphite particles as one of the reinforcing components is presumed to improve tribological properties by forming a graphite-rich lubricant film between the sliding surfaces.

  11. Space-charge-controlled field emission model of current conduction through Al2O3 films

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    Hiraiwa, Atsushi; Matsumura, Daisuke; Kawarada, Hiroshi

    2016-02-01

    This study proposes a model for current conduction in metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) capacitors, assuming the presence of two sheets of charge in the insulator, and derives analytical formulae of field emission (FE) currents under both negative and positive bias. Since it is affected by the space charge in the insulator, this particular FE differs from the conventional FE and is accordingly named the space-charge-controlled (SCC) FE. The gate insulator of this study was a stack of atomic-layer-deposition Al2O3 and underlying chemical SiO2 formed on Si substrates. The current-voltage (I-V) characteristics simulated using the SCC-FE formulae quantitatively reproduced the experimental results obtained by measuring Au- and Al-gated Al2O3/SiO2 MIS capacitors under both biases. The two sheets of charge in the Al2O3 films were estimated to be positive and located at a depth of greater than 4 nm from the Al2O3/SiO2 interface and less than 2 nm from the gate. The density of the former is approximately 1 × 1013 cm-2 in units of electronic charge, regardless of the type of capacitor. The latter forms a sheet of dipoles together with image charges in the gate and hence causes potential jumps of 0.4 V and 1.1 V in the Au- and Al-gated capacitors, respectively. Within a margin of error, this sheet of dipoles is ideally located at the gate/Al2O3 interface and effectively reduces the work function of the gate by the magnitude of the potential jumps mentioned above. These facts indicate that the currents in the Al2O3/SiO2 MIS capacitors are enhanced as compared to those in ideal capacitors and that the currents in the Al-gated capacitors under negative bias (electron emission from the gate) are more markedly enhanced than those in the Au-gated capacitors. The larger number of gate-side dipoles in the Al-gated capacitors is possibly caused by the reaction between the Al and Al2O3, and therefore gate materials that do not react with underlying gate insulators should be chosen

  12. Hf-Doped Ni-Al2O3 Interfaces at Equilibrium

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    2012-01-01

    In this study, a series of dewetting experiments of pure and Hf-doped Ni films on sapphire and HfO2 substrates were conducted in order to measure the change in interface energy of the Ni-Al2O3 interface in the presence of Hf, and to study Hf interfacial segregation. It was found that Hf oxidizes under the conditions of the experiment (P(O2)=10-20atm.), and that the presence of HfO2 at the Ni-Al2O3 interface increases the interface energy from 2.16 0.2 to 2.7 0.4 [J/m2]. This result contradicts several theoretical studies that predict that Hf segregates to the interface to stabilize it thermodynamically. The solubility of Hf in bulk Ni was found to be significantly lower than the value reported in the equilibrium phase diagram.

  13. Ni/Al2O3 catalysts for syngas methanation: Effect of Mn promoter

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    Anmin Zhao; Weiyong Ying; Haitao Zhang; Hongfang Ma; Dingye Fang

    2012-01-01

    Ni/Al2O3 catalysts with different amounts of manganese ranging from 1 to 3 wt% as promoter were prepared by co-impregnation method.The catalysts were characterized by N2 physisorption,XRD,TPR,SEM and TEM.Their catalytic activity towards syngas methanation reaction was also investigated using a fixed-bed integral reactor.It was demonstrated that the addition of manganese to Ni/Al2O3 catalysts can increase the catalyst surface area and average pore volume,but decrease NiO crystallite size,leading to higher activity and stability.The effects of reaction temperature,pressure and weight hourly space velocity (WHSV) on carbon oxides conversion and CH4 formation rate were also studied.High carbon oxides conversion,CH4 selectivity and formation rate were achieved at the reaction temperature range of 280-300 ℃.

  14. Pressureless infiltration of porous Al2O3 preform in molten 6061 commercial aluminium alloy

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    This paper presents an infiltration study of Al2O3 samples containing, approximately, 40% of pores with 1μ average radios. These samples were totally infiltrated with Al-6061 at 1100 deg C for 24 hs in air. Microstructural analysis showed the presence of an alumina matrix infiltrated through mechanisms that combine reactive processes and capillarity, and thus being coherent with the presence of open and closed porosity. The metallographic analysis showed open porosity infiltrated with Al-6061 by capillarity, while SEM micrographs corresponding to this system also showed closed pores filled with metal, that was transported into the ceramic matrix through a reactivate infiltration mechanism. The EDAX analysis for the Al2O3/Al 6061 system showed areas rich in silicon and copper at the metal-ceramic interface, while the ceramic phase showed the presence of Mg. XRD identified the presence of the MgAl2O4 spinel in the ceramic phase

  15. Preparation of nano-sized α-Al2O3 from oil shale ash

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    Oil shale ash (OSA), the residue of oil shale semi-coke roasting, was used as a raw material to synthesize nano-sized α-Al2O3. Ultrasonic oscillation pretreatment followed by azeotropic distillation was employed for reducing the particle size of α-Al2O3. The structural characterization at molecular and nanometer scales was performed using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), respectively. The interaction between alumina and n-butanol was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The results revealed that the crystalline phase of alumina nanoparticles was regular and the well dispersed alumina nanoparticles had a diameter of 50-80 nm. In addition, the significant factors including injection rate of carbon oxide (CO2), ultrasonic oscillations, azeotropic distillation and surfactant were investigated with respect to their effects on the size of the alumina particles.

  16. Low Temperature Preparation and Cold Manufacturing Techniques for Femoral Head of Al2O3 Ceramic

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    The hip joint femoral head prosthesis was prepared using the Al2O3 material, which was synthesized by high purity alumina micro-powder and Mg- Zr- Y composite additives, the cold manufacturing techniques of lathe turning, grade polishing and the matching size correction of the sintered femoral head were studied. The results showed, after being pressed under 200 MPa cold isostatic pressure and being pre-sintered at 1 150 ℃, the biscuit' s strength can meet the demands of lathe turning; After being grade polished by SiC micro-powder and diamond abrading agent and being size corrected by special instruments, the femoral head prosthesis of Al2O3 ceramic has good surface degree of finish and articulates tightly with femoral handle.

  17. TEM study of a hot-pressed Al2O3-NbC composite material

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    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Alumina-based composites have been developed in order to improve the mechanical properties of the monolithic matrix and to replace the WC-Co material for cutting tool applications. Al2O3 reinforced with refractory carbides improves hardness, fracture toughness and wear resistance to values suitable for metalworking applications. Al2O3-NbC composites were uniaxially hot-pressed at 1650 °C in an inert atmosphere and their mechanical properties and microstructures were analyzed. Sintered density, average grain size, microhardness and fracture toughness measurements and microstructural features were evaluated. Results have shown that the mechanical properties of alumina-NbC are comparable to other carbide systems. Microstructural analysis has shown that the niobium carbide particles are mainly located at the grain boundaries of alumina grains, which is an evidence of the "pinning effect", produced by NbC particles.

  18. Laser annealing of Al2O3 containing copper nanoparticles formed by implantation

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    Al2O3 with Cu nanoparticles synthesized by ion implantation at energy of 40 keV, dose of 1·1017 ion/cm2 and current density from 2.5 to 12.5 μA/cm2 were annealed using several pulses of the high-power Kr F excimer laser with the single pulse fluence of 0.3 J/cm2. The formation and modification of metal nanoparticles after laser treatment were studied by optical reflectance, Rutherford backscattering and energy dispersive X-ray analysis. Generally, changes induced by laser pulses suggest there is reduction of the size of the nanoparticles without diffusion of metal atoms inward the Al2O3. The particle sizes and oxidation of copper particles were estimated in the framework on the Mie theory. The presented calculations assumes that during excimer laser treatment metal Cu nanoparticles endure more obviously the redaction of the particle sizes then the their oxidation

  19. Optical-fiber guided Al2O3:C radioluminescence dosimetry for external beam radiotherapy

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    Small luminescence point-detectors coupled to optical-fiber cables (typically 1 mm diameter and 15 m length) may be used for medical dosimetry. Currently, the main luminescence materials are Al2O3:C and organic scintillator materials. The potential applications include, for example, online in vivo dose verification during remotely afterloaded brachytherapy, in vivo time-resolved IMRT dosimetry and dose-per-pulse measurements in megavolt x-ray beams. In the present work, we specifically explored the use of a new readout protocol for Al2O3:C for accelerator characterization measurements, and eventually, small-field dosimetry in external beam radiotherapy. Al2O3:C can in principle be used for radioluminescence (RL) dosimetry as well as optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dosimetry. In the new readout protocol, however, we have eliminated the OSL readout. The main advantage of this so-called saturated RL protocol compared with the combined RL/OSL readout protocol is that it provides an RL sensitivity which is almost constant. Furthermore, the new readout protocol is much simpler and faster to use in the clinic. In contract to the main organic scintillators, it is noteworthy that the RL signal from Al2O3:C has a long luminescence life-time which allows for almost complete removal of any interference from light generated in the optical fiber cable due to stray radiation from pulsed beams. Measurements were conducted in a 6 MV beam (Varian iX linear accelerator, USA) using a solid- water phantom (type 457, Gammex, USA) and a 2 mg Al2O3:C crystal (Landauer Inc, USA) attached to a PMMA optical-fiber cable. The data acquisition system recorded both the RL signal from the Al2O3:C and the number of accelerator gun pulses (deduced from the so-called target current signal). The new RL-protocol with saturated Al2O3:C was found to be highly sensitive (-5x106 counts pr. Gy) and doses in the range from 10 mGy to above 15 Gy could be measured using a single calibration factor

  20. The effect of crystal orientation on damage accumulation in chromium-implanted Al2O3

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    Chromium-implantation of single crystal aluminium oxide (Al2O3) has been shown to be anisotropic with respect to damage accumulation. Ultra-low load indentation and Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy (RBS) have been used to demonstrate the dependence of radiation damage on fluence and crystal orientation. Single crystal Al2O3 specimens of c-axis ([0001] normal to the surface) and a-axis ([1120] normal to the surface) orientations were ion-implanted simultaneously and found to possess different near-surface mechanical properties. Subsequent RBS-ion channeling examination indicated different amounts of disorder in both the aluminum and oxygen sublattices for the two orientations. These results imply a higher amorphization threshold in terms of implantation fluence for the a-axis oriented samples. 15 refs., 6 figs

  1. Versatile sputtering technology for Al2O3 gate insulators on graphene

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    Miriam Friedemann, Mirosław Woszczyna, André Müller, Stefan Wundrack, Thorsten Dziomba, Thomas Weimann and Franz J Ahlers

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a novel, sputtering-based fabrication method of Al2O3 gate insulators on graphene. Electrical performance of dual-gated mono- and bilayer exfoliated graphene devices is presented. Sputtered Al2O3 layers possess comparable quality to oxides obtained by atomic layer deposition with respect to a high relative dielectric constant of about 8, as well as low-hysteresis performance and high breakdown voltage. We observe a moderate carrier mobility of about 1000 cm2 V− 1 s−1 in monolayer graphene and 350 cm2 V− 1 s−1 in bilayer graphene, respectively. The mobility decrease can be attributed to the resonant scattering on atomic-scale defects, likely originating from the Al precursor layer evaporated prior to sputtering.

  2. Atomic Layer Deposition of Al2O3 on WSe2 Functionalized by Titanyl Phthalocyanine.

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    Park, Jun Hong; Fathipour, Sara; Kwak, Iljo; Sardashti, Kasra; Ahles, Christopher F; Wolf, Steven F; Edmonds, Mary; Vishwanath, Suresh; Xing, Huili Grace; Fullerton-Shirey, Susan K; Seabaugh, Alan; Kummel, Andrew C

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    To deposit an ultrathin dielectric onto WSe2, monolayer titanyl phthalocyanine (TiOPc) is deposited by molecular beam epitaxy as a seed layer for atomic layer deposition (ALD) of Al2O3 on WSe2. TiOPc molecules are arranged in a flat monolayer with 4-fold symmetry as measured by scanning tunneling microscopy. ALD pulses of trimethyl aluminum and H2O nucleate on the TiOPc, resulting in a uniform deposition of Al2O3, as confirmed by atomic force microscopy and cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy. The field-effect transistors (FETs) formed using this process have a leakage current of 0.046 pA/μm(2) at 1 V gate bias with 3.0 nm equivalent oxide thickness, which is a lower leakage current than prior reports. The n-branch of the FET yielded a subthreshold swing of 80 mV/decade. PMID:27305595

  3. X-ray imaging using the thermoluminescent properties of commercial Al2O3 ceramic plates.

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    Shinsho, Kiyomitsu; Kawaji, Yasuyuki; Yanagisawa, Shin; Otsubo, Keisuke; Koba, Yusuke; Wakabayashi, Genichiro; Matsumoto, Kazuki; Ushiba, Hiroaki

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    This research demonstrated that commercially available alumina is well-suited for use in large area X-ray detectors. We discovered a new radiation imaging device that has a high spatial resolution, high sensitivity, wide dynamic range, large imaging area, repeatable results, and low operating costs. The high thermoluminescent (TL) properties of Al2O3 ceramic plates make them useful for X-ray imaging devices. PMID:26972627

  4. Deactivation of a Co-Precipitated Co/Al2O3 Catalyst

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    YILDIZ, Meltem; AKIN, Ayşe Nilgün

    2007-01-01

    The effects of reaction temperature, feed ratio, space time, and CO percentage in feed on the deactivation conditions of a co-precipitated 36 wt% Co/Al2O3 catalyst in CO hydrogenation were investigated. Environmental-SEM-EDX and temperature-programmed reduction (TPR) studies were performed on used catalysts to investigate the effect of reaction conditions on catalyst deactivation. Intensive coke deposition on the catalyst was observed at a reaction temperature of about 573 K. Increas...

  5. Dielectric properties of DC reactive magnetron sputtered Al2O3 thin films

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    Alumina (Al2O3) thin films were sputter deposited over well-cleaned glass and Si substrates by DC reactive magnetron sputtering under various oxygen gas pressures and sputtering powers. The composition of the films was analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and an optimal O/Al atomic ratio of 1.59 was obtained at a reactive gas pressure of 0.03 Pa and sputtering power of 70 W. X-ray diffraction results revealed that the films were amorphous until 550 °C. The surface morphology of the films was studied using scanning electron microscopy and the as-deposited films were found to be smooth. The topography of the as-deposited and annealed films was analyzed by atomic force microscopy and a progressive increase in the rms roughness of the films from 3.2 nm to 4.53 nm was also observed with increase in the annealing temperature. Al-Al2O3-Al thin film capacitors were then fabricated on glass substrates to study the effect of temperature and frequency on the dielectric property of the films. Temperature coefficient of capacitance, AC conductivity and activation energy were determined and the results are discussed. - Highlights: ► Al2O3 thin films were deposited by DC reactive magnetron sputtering. ► The films were found to be amorphous up to annealing temperature of 550 C. ► An increase in rms roughness of the films was observed with annealing. ► Al-Al2O3-Al thin film capacitors were fabricated and dielectric constant was 7.5. ► The activation energy decreased with increase in frequency.

  6. Modified Mechanism of Eutectic Silicon in Al2O3/Al-Si Alloy

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    2001-01-01

    Al2O3/Al-Si alloy composite was manufactured by squeeze casting. The morphology of the eutectic silicon in the composite was observed by scanning electronic microscope (SEM), and the modified mechanism of eutectic silicon in the composite was approached. The alumina fiber in the composite can trigger twin during the growth of Al-Si eutectic and lead to the modification of eutectic silicon near the fiber.

  7. Tribological properties of Al 7075 alloy based composites strengthened with Al2O3 fibres

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    K. Naplocha; J.W. Kaczmar

    2011-01-01

    Wear resistance of 7075 aluminium alloy based composite materials reinforced with Al2O3 Saffil fibres was investigated. The measurementsof wear were performed applying the pin-on-disc method at dry friction conditions with the gray iron counterpart. The effects ofpressure of composite samples on the counterpart made of gray iron and the orientation of fibers in relation to the friction surface on wear rate were determined. The materials were produced by squeeze casting method where 80-90% por...

  8. Corrosion Resistance of Ni/Al2O3 Nanocomposite Coatings

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    Beata KUCHARSKA; Agnieszka BROJANOWSKA; Karol POPŁAWSKI; Jerzy Robert SOBIECKI

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    Nickel matrix composite coatings with ceramic disperse phase have been widely investigated due to their enhanced properties, such as higher hardness and wear resistance in comparison to the pure nickel. The main aim of this research was to characterize the structure and corrosion properties of electrochemically produced Ni/Al2O3 nanocomposite coatings. The coatings were produced in a Watts bath modified by nickel grain growth inhibitor, cationic surfactant and the addition of alumina particle...

  9. Washcoated Pd/Al2O3 monoliths for the liquid phase hydrodechlorination of dioxins

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    Cobo, Martha; Orrego, Andrés; Conesa Ferrer, Juan Antonio

    2012-01-01

    The catalytic activity and durability of 2 wt.% Pd/Al2O3 in powder and washcoated on cordierite monoliths were examined for the liquid phase hydrodechlorination (LPHDC) of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs), also known as dioxins. NaOH was employed as a neutralizing agent, and 2-propanol was used as a hydrogen donor and a solvent. Fresh and spent powder and monolith samples were characterized by elemental analysis, surface area, hydrogen chemisorption, s...

  10. Electrocatalytic oxidation of phenol using Ni-Al2O3 composite-coating electrodes

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    Electrocatalytic oxidation of phenol on Ni-Al2O3 composite electrodes was investigated in wastewater. Firstly Ni-Al2O3 composite-coating electrodes was prepared by electrodeposition of Ni-Al2O3 composite on the mild steel substrates from the citrate bath containing NiSO4 as a source of nickel and alumina particles. The electrodeposited composite coating was heat treated at 400 deg. C and characterized by using different techniques such as scanning electron microscope (SEM), electron dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). On using this composite coating as electrodes it was found that the highest electrocatalytic activity was achieved in presence of [H2SO4 (2 g/l) + FeSO4 (20 mg/l)]. In presence of each of NaOH and H2SO4 the activity of the electrode was poor. The electro-Fenton's reagent was the most suitable oxidizing agent for the oxidation of phenol. The reaction between hydrogen peroxide, produced at a cathode, with ferrous sulphate produces hydroxyl radical, one of the strongest inorganic oxidants. In the presence of organic compound, the hydroxyl radical oxidizes the degradable compound to a free radicals and water. Further chain oxidation of the organic radicals leads to a total decomposition of the organic compound, leaving only carbon dioxide and water. Optimizing the conditions that ensure effective electrochemical degradation of phenol on Ni-Al2O3 composite-coating electrodes necessitates the control of all the operating factors.

  11. Preparation of porous Al2O3-Ti-C perform by combustion synthesis

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    Using combustion synthesis porous ceramic preforms for composite reinforcing were produced. Prepared mixture of alumina Saffilfibres, Ti powder and graphite flakes, after drying were placed in waveguide of microwave reactor. Supplied with constant power of 540Wmagnetron ignited and maintained reaction in flowing stream of CO2 gas. Al2O3 fibres should improve preliminary endurance of perform,whereas Ti powder processed to hard titanium carbides and oxides. During microwave heating ignited plas...

  12. Structure of amorphous Al2O3 produced by ion implantation

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    The amorphous state can be produced in α-Al2O3 by ion beam induced displacements at 77 K or by displacements combined with chemical effects at room temperature. Progress toward understanding the amorphization process has been made from studies of the short-range order, electronic charge on implanted species, and the critical composition for amorphization. Results are presented for implantation of Al + O in the stoichiometric ratio, zirconium, iron, and tin. 10 refs., 6 figs

  13. New experimental molecular stopping cross section data of Al2O3, for heavy ions

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    Molecular stopping cross section data of Al2O3, for heavy ions of 12C, 16O, 28Si, 35Cl, 79Br within the energy range of 0.01–1.0 MeV/nucleon were measured. Both direct transmission and bulk analysis methods were applied. Stopping cross sections were calculated both with the SRIM and MSTAR codes. Evaluation and intercomparison of the new data with the calculated and previously measured ones are reported in this paper

  14. In-situ RHEED and characterization of ALD Al2O3 gate dielectrics

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    Bankras, Radko Gerard

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    In-situ RHEED en karakterisatie van ALD Al2O3 gate diëlektrica Sinds de introductie van de MOSFET transistor (metaal-oxide-silicium veldeffecttransistor) in 1960, heeft de halfgeleidertechnologie een snelle ontwikkeling doorgemaakt. Deze vooruitgang bestond hoofdzakelijk uit de mogelijkheid om transistoren met steeds kleinere afmetingen te maken en resulteerde in geïntegreerde circuits zoals de huidige Intel Pentium 4 processor, waarop 178 miljoen transistoren te vinden zijn. Niet alleen de c...

  15. Charge injection from a surface depletion region—The Al 2O 3-silicon system

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    Kolk, J.; Heasell, E. L.

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    Electron injection from a surface depletion region, over the surface barrier at an Al 2O 3-silicon interface is studied. The current passing over the barrier is measured by observing the rate of flat-band voltage shift as charge is trapped in the oxide. The data obtained is compared with the predictions of present models for charge injection. It is found that the so-called 'lucky-electron' model gives the most generally satisfactory agreement with the observations.

  16. Influence of Sonication on the Stability and Thermal Properties of Al2O3 Nanofluids

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    Monir Noroozi; Shahidan Radiman; Azmi Zakaria

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    Nanofluids containing Al2O3 nanoparticles (either 11 or 30 nm in size) dispersed in distilled water at low concentrations (0.125–0.5 wt%) were prepared using two different ultrasonic devices (a probe and a bath sonicator) as the dispersant. The effect of the ultrasonic system on the stability and thermal diffusivity of the nanofluids was investigated. Thermal diffusivity measurements were conducted using a photopyroelectric technique. The dispersion characteristics and morphology of the nanop...

  17. KINERJA KATALIS Ag/Al2O3 UNTUK REDUKSI NOx

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    Full Text Available NOx merupakan hasil samping dari suatu reaksi pembakaran. NOx merupakan gas yang beracun sangat berbahaya terhadap kesehatan manusia dan hewan bila terhirup pada waktu bernafas. Untuk mengurangi kadar NOx pada gas buang, banyak penelitian diarahkan pada reduksi NOx dengan katalis secara selektif dengan hidrokarbon dan oksigen berlebihan. Katalis yang digunakan adalah katalis alumina (Al2O3 yang didapat dari katalis komersial (AlO1-7 dan katalis hasil sintesa (ALOA. Katalis Ag/Al2O3 didapat dengan memasukkan logam Ag ke dalam alumina (Al2O3 dengan cara impregnasi dengan larutan perak nitrat. Katalis diuji aktifitasnya pada reaktor fixed bed yang diluarnya terdapat pemanas yang bisa diatur suhunya. Reaktan seperti gas NO, C2H4  dan oksigen dimasukkan kedalam reaktor dengan laju yang ditentukan. Hasil reaksi dianalisa dengan gas chromatography dan dicatat pada recorder, selanjutnya bisa ditentukan kuantitas dan prosentase konversinya. Katalis alumina  ALOA mempunyai kemampuan mereduksi NO dengan konversi  sekitar 40-45% gas NO menjadi N2. Loading logam perak (Ag kedalam Al2O3 sebesar 2-3% berat menambah daya reduksi NO menjadi sekitar 45-50% pada suhu 500oC. Pada umpan NO + C2H4  + O2  reaksi reduksi terjadi pada suhu 300oC, sedangkan pada umpan NO + C2H4   (tanpa oksigen reaksi reduksi baru terjadi pada suhu 450oC, dengan demikian adanya oksigen sangat berperan dalam proses reduksi NOx. Reaksi peruraian C2H4 menjadi COx berkebalikan dengan kinerja katalis pada proses reduksi NOx

  18. Solid state reduction of chromium (VI) pollution for Al2O3-Cr metal ceramics application

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    Zhu, Hekai; Fang, Minghao; Huang, Zhaohui; Liu, Yangai; Tang, Hao; Min, Xin; Wu, Xiaowen

    2016-04-01

    Reduction of chromium (VI) from Na2CrO4 through aluminothermic reaction and fabrication of metal-ceramic materials from the reduction products have been investigated in this study. Na2CrO4 could be successfully reduced into micrometer-sized Cr particles in a flowing Ar atmosphere in presence of Al powder. The conversion ratio of Na2CrO4 to metallic Cr attained 96.16% efficiency. Al2O3-Cr metal-ceramic with different Cr content (5 wt%, 10 wt%, 15 wt%, 20 wt%) were further prepared from the reduction product Al2O3-Cr composite powder, and aluminum oxide nanopowder via pressure-less sintering. The phase composition, microstructure and mechanical properties of metal-ceramic composites were characterized to ensure the potential of the Al2O3-Cr composite powder to form ceramic materials. The highest relative density and bending strength can reach 93.4% and 205 MP, respectively. The results indicated that aluminothermic reduction of chromium (VI) for metal-ceramics application is a potential approach to remove chromium (VI) pollutant from the environment.

  19. Electrical characteristics of SrTiO3/Al2O3 laminated film capacitors

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    Peng, Yong; Yao, Manwen; Chen, Jianwen; Xu, Kaien; Yao, Xi

    2016-07-01

    The electrical characteristics of SrTiO3/Al2O3 (160 nm up/90 nm down) laminated film capacitors using the sol-gel process have been investigated. SrTiO3 is a promising and extensively studied high-K dielectric material, but its leakage current property is poor. SrTiO3/Al2O3 laminated films can effectively suppress the demerits of pure SrTiO3 films under low electric field, but the leakage current value reaches to 0.1 A/cm2 at higher electric field (>160 MV/m). In this study, a new approach was applied to reduce the leakage current and improve the dielectric strength of SrTiO3/Al2O3 laminated films. Compared to laminated films with Au top electrodes, dielectric strength of laminated films with Al top electrodes improves from 205 MV/m to 322 MV/m, simultaneously the leakage current maintains the same order of magnitude (10-4 A/cm2) until the breakdown occurs. The above electrical characteristics are attributed to the anodic oxidation reaction in origin, which can repair the defects of laminated films at higher electric field. The anodic oxidation reactions have been confirmed by the corresponding XPS measurement and the cross sectional HRTEM analysis. This work provides a new approach to fabricate dielectrics with high dielectric strength and low leakage current.

  20. Fabrication of Homogenous Dispersion TiB2-Al2O3 Composites

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    ZHANG Jinyong; TANG Wenjun; FU Zhengyi; WANG Weiming; ZHANG Qingjie

    2011-01-01

    In order to get a homogenous mixture and compact of TiB2-A12O3,hybridization as a surface modification method was used to prepare nano-scale Al2O3 coated TiB2 particles.PE-wax particles were first coated onto TiB2 particles by hybridization,and then the nano-scale Al2O3 particles were coated onto the surface of TiB2 coated by PE-wax particles again.SEM,TEM and EDS were used to characterize the microstructure of as-received core/shell particles and its compacts.The experimental results show that a particle-scale homogenous dispersion of TiB2 and Al2O3 can be formed not only in mixed powder but also in dewaxed compacts.The compacts then were sintered by gas-pressing sintering(GPS).Finial products show improved mechanic properties comparing with reference samples fabricated by normal ways.

  1. Er3+–Al2O3 nanoparticles doping of borosilicate glass

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    Jonathan Massera; Laeticia Petit; Joona Koponen; Benoit Glorieux; Leena Hupa; Mikko Hupa

    2015-09-01

    Novel borosilicate glasses were developed by adding in the glass batch Er3+–Al2O3 nanoparticles synthetized by using a soft chemical method. A similar nanoparticle doping with modified chemical vapour deposition (MCVD) process was developed to increase the efficiency of the amplifying silica fibre in comparison to using MCVD and solution doping. It was shown that with the melt quench technique, a Er3+–Al22O3 nanoparticle doping neither leads to an increase in the Er3+ luminescence properties nor allows one to control the rare-earth chemical environment in a borosilicate glass. The site of Er3+ in the Er3+–Al2O3 nanoparticle containing glass seems to be similar as in glasses with the same composition prepared using standard raw materials. We suspect the Er3+ ions to diffuse from the nanoparticles into the glass matrix. There was no clear evidence of the presence of Al2O3 nanoparticles in the glasses after melting.

  2. Insight into the effects of different ageing protocols on Rh/Al2O3 catalyst

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    In this work, a catalyst of Rh loaded on Al2O3 was prepared by impregnating method with rhodium nitrate aqueous solution as the Rh precursor. The catalyst was aged under different protocols (lean, rich, inert and cyclic) to obtain several aged samples. All the Rh/Al2O3 samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) method, CO-chemisorption, H2-temperature programmed reduction (H2-TPR), transmission electron microscope (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). It was found that a specific ageing treatment could strongly affect the catalytic activity. The N2 aged and the H2 aged samples had a better catalytic activity for CO + NO reaction than the fresh sample while the air aged and the cyclic aged samples exhibited much worse activity. More surface Rh content and better reducibility were obtained in the N2 and the H2 aged samples and the Rh particles existed with an appropriate size, which were all favorable to the catalytic reaction. However, the air and the cyclic ageing protocols induced a strong interaction between Rh species and the Al2O3 support, which resulted in a severe sintering of particles of Rh species and the loss of active sites. The structure evolution scheme of the catalysts aged in different protocols was also established in this paper.

  3. A short-time fading study of Al2O3:C

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    Nascimento, L. F.; Vanhavere, F.; Silva, E. H.; Deene, Y. De

    2015-01-01

    This paper studies the short-time fading from Al2O3:C by measuring optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signals (Total OSL: TOSL, and Peak OSL: POSL) from droplets and Luxel™ pellets. The influence of various bleaching regimes (blue, green and white) and light power is compared. The fading effect is the decay of the OSL signal in the dark at room temperature. Al2O3:C detectors were submitted to various bleaching regimes, irradiated with a reference dose and read out after different time spans. Investigations were carried out using 2 mm size droplet detectors, made of thin Al2O3:C powder mixed with a photocured polymer. Tests were compared to Luxel™-type detectors (Landauer Inc.). Short-time post-irradiation fading is present in OSL results (TOSL and POSL) droplets for time spans up to 200 s. The effect of short-time fading can be lowered/removed when treating the detectors with high-power and/or long time bleaching regimes; this result was observed in both TOSL and POSL from droplets and Luxel™.

  4. Hole centers in γ-irradiated, oxidized Al2O3

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    ESR observations of centers with S = 1/2, g approximately equal to 2, S = 1, g approximately equal to 2 have been made at 77 K on oxidized Al2O3 after γ-irradiation at 300C. From the radiation growth data, it is shown that the S = 1/2 centers are precursors of the S = 1 centers. In addition, when the S = 1 centers anneal out at about 1100C, the S = 1/2 centers reappear and eventually anneal out at about 2600C. Previously Gamble (Gamble, F.T.; Ph.D. Thesis, U. of Connecticut (1963)) and Cox (Cox, R.T.; Ph.D. Thesis, U. of Grenoble (1972) unpublished), respectively, observed S = 1/2 and S = 1 paramagnetic centers in electron-irradiated nominally pure Al2O3 and γ-irradiated, oxidized, titanium-doped Al2O3. The models proposed for these centers were one hole and two holes trapped on oxygen ions adjacent to Al3+ vacancies. Our results further substantiate these models. (author)

  5. Bonding of Al2O3 ceramic and Nb using transient liquid phase brazing

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    于治水; 梁超; 李瑞峰; 吴铭方; 祁凯

    2004-01-01

    The brazing of Al2O3 to Nb was achieved by the method of transient liquid phase (TLP) bonding. Ti foil and Ni-5V alloy foil were used as interlayers for the bonding. The base materials were brazed at 1 423 - 1 573 K for 1-120 min. The results show that the shear strength of the joint first increases and then decreases with increasing holding time and brazing temperature. The joint interface microstructure and elements distribution were investigated. It can be concluded that a composite structure, in which the base metals are solid solution Nb(V) and Nb(Ti)reinforced by Ni2Ti, is formed when the brazing temperature is 1 473 K and holding time 15 min, and a satisfactory joint strength can be achieved. The interaction of Ti foil and Ni-5V foil leads to the formation of liquid eutectic phase with low melting point, at the same time the combination of Ti come from the interlayer with O atoms from Al2O3 results in the bonding of Al2 O3 and Nb.

  6. Tribological Behavior of A356/Al2O3 Surface Nanocomposite Prepared by Friction Stir Processing

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    Mazaheri, Y.; Karimzadeh, F.; Enayati, M. H.

    2014-04-01

    Surface A356 aluminum alloy matrix composites containing micro and nanosized Al2O3 are prepared by a new approach utilizing high-velocity oxy-fuel spraying and friction stir processing (FSP). Optical and scanning electron microscopy, microhardness, and wear tests were used to characterize the surface composites. Results indicated that, the presence of Al2O3 in matrix can improve the mechanical properties of specimens. The microhardness of surface composites containing micro and nanosized Al2O3 were 89.8 ± 2.6 HV and 109.7 ± 2.5 HV, respectively, which were higher than those for the as-received (79.6 ± 1.1 HV) and the FSPed A356-T6 with no alumina powder (66.8 ± 0.9 HV). Surface composites revealed low friction coefficients and wear rates, which were significantly lower than those obtained for substrate. The wear mass losses of the as-received, the FSPed, and surface micro and nanocomposite specimens after 500-m sliding distance were 50.5, 55.6, 31, and 17.2 mg, respectively. Scanning electron microscopy tests revealed different wear mechanisms on the surface of the wear test specimens.

  7. Micro mechanical properties of n-Al2O3/Ni composite coating by nanoindentation

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    WANG Hong-mei; XU Bin-shi; MA Shi-ning; DONG Shi-yun; LI Xiao-ying

    2004-01-01

    A new type of nano test system was introduced, the test principle and the indentation data analysis method were described. It was used to test the micro mechanical properties, such as hardness, elastic modulus and indentation creep property of n-Al2O3/Ni composite coating on steel prepared by brush plating, and the variety of mechanical properties with coating thickness was researched. The results show that the mechanical properties are basically identical within the whole coating, the hardness and modulus decrease in the defect fields, especially within the dendritic crystals, whereas the mechanical properties are not influenced greatly at the interspaces among dendritic crystals. The average hardness and elastic modulus of n-Al2O3/Ni coating are 6.34 GPa and 154 GPa respectively, and the hardness is 2.4 times higher than that of steel and the indentation creep curve of n-Al2O3/Ni coating is similar to that of the uniaxial compression creep, and the creep rate of steady-state is about 0. 104 nm/s. These results will supply useful data for process improvement, new type material development and application expansion.

  8. Microstructure and mechanical properties of Al2O3/TiAl composite

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    AI Tao-tao; WANG Fen; ZHU Jian-feng

    2006-01-01

    Al2O3/TiAl composites were fabricated by PAXD (pressure-assisted exothermic dispersion) method. The effects of Nb2O5 content on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the composites were investigated. The results show that the ultimate phases of the composite consist of TiAl, Ti3Al, Al2O3 and a small amount of NbAl3. SEM reveals that a submicron γ+(α2/γ) dual phases structure can be presented after sintered at 1 200 ℃. Furthermore, with the increase of Nb2O5 content, the ratio of TiAl to Ti3Al phase decreases correspondingly, the grains of the composites are remarkably refined, and the produced Al2O3 particles are uniformly dispersed. When 6% Nb2O5 is added, the composite has the best comprehensive properties. It exhibits a Vickers hardness of 4.77 GPa and a bending strength of 642 MPa. Grain-refinement and dispersion-strengthening are the main strengthening mechanisms.

  9. Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of Al_2O_3/TiAl Composites

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    AI Taotao

    2009-01-01

    Al_2O_3/TiAl composites were successfully fabricated by hot-press-assisted exother-mic dispersion method with elemental powder mixtures of Ti,Al TiO_2 and Nb_2O_5,and the micro-structure and mechanical properties were investigated.The results indicate the fine Al_2O_3 particles tend to disperse on the grain boundaries.The grain size of TiAl matrix decreases and the hardness increases with increasing Nb_2O_5 content.The bending strength and fracture toughness reach to a maximum when Nb_2O_5 content is 6 wt%,under 642 Mpa and 6.69 Mpa·m ~(1/2) ,respectively.Based on the fractography and the observation of crack propagation path,it is concluded that the strengthening and toughening of such composites at room temperature can be attributed to the refinement of the TiAl matrix,the de-flection behavior in the crack propagation and the dispersion of Al_2O_3 particles.

  10. Optical studies of amorphous Ge nanostructures in Al2O3 produced by pulsed laser deposition

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    Thin films with embedded amorphous Ge nanostructures are characterised by in-situ and post-deposition techniques in order to study their size-dependent properties. The films are multilayer structures in which Ge nanostructured layers with effective thickness are separated by amorphous aluminium oxide layers (Al2O3). During deposition in-situ reflectivity measurements are used to achieve information on the amount of Ge deposited and on the Al2O3 coverage. The effective optical properties of the films were obtained from spectroscopic ellipsometry measurement analysis. Our results suggest a topological evolution of the Ge nanostructures as a function of the Ge content and the existence of size-dependent quantum confinement effects in the nanostructures. - Highlights: ► Amorphous Ge nanostructures with tunable optical band-gap embedded in Al2O3 matrix ► In-situ reflectivity characterisation of amorphous Ge nanostructure ► Ex-situ spectroscopic ellipsometry characterisation of amorphous Ge nanostructures ► Size-dependent optical band-gap study of amorphous Ge nanostructures

  11. The growth of N-doped carbon nanotube arrays on sintered Al2O3 substrates

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    Vertically oriented bamboo-like nitrogen-containing carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays were grown on an alumina (Al2O3) substrate by the injection chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process using ethanol as a carbon source and ethylenediamine as a nitrogen source. The substrate is a sintered Al2O3 plate with a rough surface consisting of polycrystalline Al2O3 micro-grains. The concentration of ferrocene in ethanol played a major role in the growth of CNT arrays. Aligned multi-walled CNT arrays were obtained under optimized catalyst concentrations (0.015 g/ml) and growth temperature (900 deg. C) with the height of the arrays attaining 160 μm after the growth for 1 h. The growth of CNT occurred predominately between 30 and 40 min and ceased growth beyond 60 min. X-ray photoelectronic spectrum detects the incorporation of nitrogen atoms in the CNTs with an atomic ratio of 1.2%. The present study indicates that it is possible to grow high quality carbon nanotube arrays over a cheap alumina substrate of a rough surface

  12. Effects of drying method on preparation of nanometer α-Al2O3

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    XIAO Jin; WAN Ye; DENG Hua; LI Jie; LIU Ye-xiang

    2007-01-01

    Ammonium aluminum carbonate hydroxide (AACH) precursor was synthesized by the precipitation reaction of aluminum sulfate and ammonium carbonate. Then the precursor was dealt with five drying methods including ordinary drying, alcohol exchange, vacuum freeze-drying, glycol distillation, n-butanol azeotropic distillation respectively and calcined at 1 200 ℃ for 2 h to get α-Al2O3. The effects of drying methods on preparation of nanometer α-Al2O3 were discussed, and the optimal drying method was confirmed. The structural properties of powders were characterized by XRD, SEM and BET measurements. The results show that vacuum freeze-drying, glycol distillation and n-butanol azeotropic distillation can prevent the powders from aggregating, and among them the n-butanol azeotropic distillation is the best method. The nanometer α-Al2O3 powder with non-aggregation can be manufactured using n-butanol azeotropic distillation and the average particle size is about 40 nm.

  13. A nanoplate-like α-Al2O3 out-layered Al2O3-ZrO2 coating fabricated by micro-arc oxidation for hip joint prosthesis

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    Zhang, Lan; Zhang, Wenting; Han, Yong; Tang, Wu

    2016-01-01

    A nanoplate-like α-Al2O3 out-layered Al2O3-ZrO2 coating was fabricated on Zr substrate by micro-arc oxidation (MAO). The structure, formation mechanism, anti-wear property and aging behavior of the coating were explored. The obtained results show that the coating is composed of Al2O3 and ZrO2; the amount and crystallinity of Al2O3 increase gradually from inner layer to the coating surface; monoclinic ZrO2 (m-ZrO2) and tetragonal ZrO2 (t-ZrO2) are both present in the coating, and the ratio of t-ZrO2/m-ZrO2 increases with closing to the coating surface by a "constraint" mechanism of Al2O3; the coating surface mainly consists of nanoplate-like α-Al2O3, and a small amount of nanocrystallized m- and t-ZrO2. The superimposition of α-Al2O3 growth unit on {0 0 0 1} face should be prohibited by PO43- during the MAO process, resulting in the formation of nanoplate-like α-Al2O3 on the coating surface. Compared with pure Zr, the coating shows noticeable improvement in wear-resistance. For aging behavior, although more t-ZrO2 in the coating is transformed to m-ZrO2 with increasing aging time, wear loss increases slightly. It indicates that the nanoplate-like α-Al2O3 out-layered Al2O3-ZrO2 is a potential coating for articular head replacement.

  14. Sliding Wear Behavior of Plasma Sprayed Alumina-Based Composite Coatings against Al2O3 Ball

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    Minh-quy Le; Young-hun Chae; Seock-sam Kim

    2004-01-01

    The sliding wear behaviors of a single layer Al2O3-30 wt pct ZrO2, a double layer Al2O3-30 wt pct ZrO2/Ni-Cr and a single layer Al2O3-13 wt pct TiO2 coating deposited on low carbon steel by plasma spraying were investigated under lubricated conditions with various normal loads. The plastic deformation, detachment and pull out of splats were involved in the wear process of the studied coatings under test conditions. Crack propagation was found in Al2O3-13 wt pct TiO2 under loads of 70 and 100 N and in Al2O3-30 wt pct ZrO2/Ni-Cr under a load of 130 N.While increasing the normal load, the wear rates of Al2O3-30 wt pct ZrO2 and Al2O3-30 wt pct ZrO2/Ni-Cr slightly increased, the wear rate of Al2O3-13 wt pct TiO2 increased rapidly. The results showed that the Ni-Cr bonding layer improved the wear resistance of the coating system even it is relatively thin compared with the outer coating layer.The influence of this bonding layer on wear behavior of the coating increased as increasing the normal load.

  15. Structure, optical properties and thermal stability of Al2O3-WC nanocomposite ceramic spectrally selective solar absorbers

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    Gao, Xiang-Hu; Wang, Cheng-Bing; Guo, Zhi-Ming; Geng, Qing-Fen; Theiss, Wolfgang; Liu, Gang

    2016-08-01

    Traditional metal-dielectric composite coating has found important application in spectrally selective solar absorbers. However, fine metal particles can easily diffuse, congregate, or be oxidized at high temperature, which causes deterioration in the optical properties. In this work, we report a new spectrally selective solar absorber coating, composed of low Al2O3 ceramic volume fraction (Al2O3(L)-WC) layer, high Al2O3 ceramic volume fraction (Al2O3(H)-WC layer) and Al2O3 antireflection layer. The features of our work are: 1) compared with the metal-dielectric composites concept, Al2O3-WC nanocomposite ceramic successfully achieves the all-ceramic concept, which exhibits a high solar absorptance of 0.94 and a low thermal emittance of 0.08, 2) Al2O3 and WC act as filler material and host material, respectively, which are different from traditional concept, 3) Al2O3-WC nanocomposite ceramic solar absorber coating exhibits good thermal stability at 600 °C. In addition, the solar absorber coating is successfully modelled by a commercial optical simulation programme, the result of which agrees with the experimental results.

  16. HRTEM and EELS characterization of atomic and electronic structures in Cu/α-Al2O3 interfaces

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    Interfacial atomic structures of Cu/Al2O3(0001) and Cu/Al2O3(1-bar 1-bar 2-bar -bar 0) prepared by the pulsed-laser deposition technique were characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). It was found that (111) and (001) planes of Cu were epitaxially oriented to Al2O3(0001) and Al2O3(1-bar 1-bar 2-bar -bar 0) planes, respectively. Chemical bonding states at the interfaces were analysed by electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS). In oxygen-K edge energy-loss near-edge structure (O-K ELNES) of the Cu/Al2O3(0001) and Cu/Al2O3(1-bar 1-bar 2-bar -bar 0) interfaces, a shoulder peak appeared at the lower energy side of the main peak. This indicates that Cu-O interactions were formed across these Cu/Al2O3 interfaces. In fact, the simulated HRTEM images based on the O-terminated interface models agreed well with the experimental ones. It can be concluded that the O-terminated interfaces were formed in the present Cu/Al2O3 interfaces

  17. Effects of Y2O3 on Thermal Shock of Al2O3/TiCN Composites

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    Qiu Guanming; Li Xikun; Xiu Zhimeng; Sun Xudong; Yan Changhao; Dai Shaojun

    2005-01-01

    Thermal shock resistance of Al2O3-TiCN(30%)-Y2O3(0.2%) composite was studied by hot pressing(HP) method at different temperatures. The study shows that thermal shock resistance of the material is determined by its microstructure and reinforced mechanism. According to SEM and calculation of thermal shock, the fractured surface of Al2O3-30%TiCN-0.2%Y2O3 composite is undulate. The residual strength of Al2O3-30%TiCN-0.2%Y2O3 is higher than Al2O3-30%TiCN at 200~800 ℃ after thermal shock. Cracks initiation resistance (R')and cracks propagation resistance (R″″)of Al2O3-30%TiCN-0.2%Y2O3 composite increases 12% and 5% respectively compared with that of Al2O3-30%TiCN. It matches with experimental results. The addition of Y2O3 forms YAG that inhibits crystal growth, and increases fracture stress, fracture toughness, cracks initiation resistance and cracks propagation resistance. Therefore, thermal shock resistance increases. The fracture work of Al2O3-30%TiCN and Al2O3-30%TiCN-0.2%Y2O3 composites are 132 and 148 J·m-2 respectively.

  18. Formation of a 25 mol% Fe2O3-Al2O3 solid solution prepared by ball milling

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    Jiang, Jianzhong; Mørup, Steen; Linderoth, Søren

    1996-01-01

    The phase transformation process of a 25 mol% Fe2O3-Al2O3 powder mixture during high-energy ball milling has been studied by x-ray diffraction and Mossbauer spectroscopy. A metastable solid solution of 25 mol % Fe2O3 in Al2O3 with corundum structure has successfully been prepared after a milling...

  19. Influence of different acid etchings on the superficial characteristics of Ti sandblasted with Al2O3

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    Bruno Ramos Chrcanovic

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Some implant manufactures use Al2O3 instead TiO2 powder to sandblast the machined dental implant, because Al2O3 powder is commercially more easily available and is cheaper than TiO2 powder. However, Al2O3 powder usually leaves aluminum oxide contamination on the surface, which is potentially toxic. In this work, we subjected Ti discs previously sandblasted with Al2O3 powder to 5 different acid etchings in order to verify which treatment is able to remove incorporated particles of Al2O3 from the surface. One group of samples were only sandblasted and served as control. The samples were analyzed by electron microscopy (SEM, EDS, scanning probe microscopy, and grazing incidence XRD. The control group showed presence of Al2O3 on the surface. Three acid etchings were efficient in removing the alumina from the tested samples. Almost all the tested samples showed higher roughness parameters values than the control samples. Titanium hydride was found in almost all test groups. Moreover, the results suggest that there is no incorporation of the whole Al2O3 particle into the titanium surface after the collision, conversely a particle fragmentation occurs and what remains on the titanium surface are Al2O3 residues.

  20. The Influence of Nano-Al2O3 Additive on the Adhesion between Epoxy Resin and Steel Substrate

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    ZHAI Lan-lan; LING Guo-ping

    2004-01-01

    The influence of nano-Al2O3 additive on the adhesion between epoxy resin and steel substrate has been investigated. The results of tensile testing indicated that the adhesion strength was increased dramatically by addition of Al2O3 nanoparticles in epoxy resin compared with that of the unmodified resin. The highest adhesion strength was obtained with 1 wt% nano-Al2O3 added in epoxy adhesive, more than two times higher than that of the unmodified. Scanning electronic microscope (SEM) revealed that a boundary layer exists between epoxy and steel substrate, energy spectrum analysis indicates there is enrichment of the nano-Al2O3 particle. Those results confirmed that the nano-Al2O3 additive was closely related to the change of interface morphology and the improvement of adhesion strength. The reason for adhesion improvement was also be discussed.

  1. Synthesis of ZrO2—Al2O3 Ultrafines Composites and Their Sintering Behavior

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    CHENZhiqiang; QINFeng

    1997-01-01

    Four kinds of ultrafies were manufac-tured by different methods,Sintering behavior,mechanical properties,thermal shock resis-tance and microstructure were studied,ZrO2 grains and Al2O3 grains can inhibit each other's growth during sintering process,ZrO2-Al2O3 comosites have higher sintering temperatures than single Y-ZrO2 or Al2O3 materials,Proper ZrO2 addition can reinforce and densify Al2O3 ultrafines material as well as improve thermal shock resistance,20wt% Al2O3 doped to 3Y-ZrO3 material is beneficial to stability of ZrO2 materials,the bend strength can reach 817.8 MPa.

  2. Characteristics of Cu–Al2O3 composites of various starting particle size obtained by high-energy milling

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    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available The powder Cu– Al2O3 composites were produced by high-energy milling. Various combinations of particle size and mixtures and approximately constant amount of Al2O3 were used as the starting materials. These powders were separately milled in air for up to 20 h in a planetary ball mill. The copper matrix was reinforced by internal oxidation and mechanical alloying. During the milling, internal oxidation of pre-alloyed Cu-2 mass %-Al powder generated 3.7 mass % Al2O3 nano-sized particles finely dispersed in the copper matrix. The effect of different size of the starting copper and Al2O3 powder particles on the lattice parameter, lattice distortion and grain size, as well as on the size, morphology and microstructure of the Cu– Al2O3 composite powder particles was studied.

  3. Temperature-dependent elastic stiffness constants of α- and θ-Al2O3 from first-principles calculations

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    Temperature-dependent elastic stiffness constants (cijs), including both the isothermal and isoentropic ones, have been predicted for rhombohedral α-Al2O3 and monoclinic θ-Al2O3 in terms of a quasistatic approach, i.e., a combination of volume-dependent cijs determined by a first-principles strain versus stress method and direction-dependent thermal expansions obtained by first-principles phonon calculations. A good agreement is observed between the predictions and the available experiments for α-Al2O3, especially for the off-diagonal elastic constants. In addition, the temperature-dependent cijs predicted herein, in particular the ones for metastable θ-Al2O3, enable the stress analysis at elevated temperatures in thermally grown oxides containing α- and θ-Al2O3, which are crucial to understand the failure of thermal barrier coatings in gas-turbine engines.

  4. Study on preparation and mechanical properties of Fe3Al–20 wt.%Al2O3 composites

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    Highlights: ► Fe3Al–20 wt.%Al2O3 were prepared by mechanical alloying inducing in situ Al2O3 grains. ► The phase of Fe3Al–20 wt.%Al2O3 were disordered Fe(Al) solid solution and α-Al2O3. ► Fe3Al–20 wt.%Al2O3 at 1100 °C sintering temperature had good comprehensive performance. ► 20 wt.%Al2O3 can improve high temperature strength (⩾600 °C) of Fe3Al alloys. -- Abstract: Fe3Al–20 wt.%Al2O3 ultrafine grained composites were prepared by mechanical alloying (MA) with subsequent plasma activated sintering (PAS). Microstructures of the Fe3Al–20 wt.%Al2O3 composites and Fe3Al alloys were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectrum (EDS) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). Then the relative density, room temperature hardness and compression property at 25–800 °C of the sintered samples were tested and analyzed. The results showed that Fe3Al–20 wt.%Al2O3 composites sintered at 1100 °C had fine grain size, high relative density, high hardness and excellent microstructure. The sharp drop in strength of Fe3Al alloys above 600 °C was improved via introducing 20 wt.%Al2O3 although the plastic toughness and strength at 25–400 °C of the composites was lower than Fe3Al.

  5. Effect of 10Ce-TZP/Al2O3 nanocomposite particle amount and sintering temperature on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Al/(10Ce-TZP/Al2O3) nanocomposites

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    Highlights: • Increasing the 10Ce-TZP/Al2O3 content up to 7 wt.%, enhanced composites’ hardness. • Significant enhancement in compressive strength is obtained with 7% 10Ce-TZP/Al2O3. • Sintering at 450 °C, hardness and compressive strength are higher than at 400 °C. - Abstract: A zirconia/alumina nanocomposite stabilized with cerium oxide (Ce-TZP/Al2O3 nanocomposite) can be a good substitute as reinforcement in metal matrix composites. In the present study, the effect of the amount of 10Ce-TZP/Al2O3 particles on the microstructure and properties of Al/(10Ce-TZP/Al2O3) nanocomposites was investigated. For this purpose, aluminum powders with average size of 30 μm were ball-milled with 10Ce-TZP/Al2O3 nanocomposite powders (synthesized by aqueous combustion) in varying amounts of 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 wt.%. Cylindrical-shape samples were prepared by pressing the powders at 600 MPa for 60 min while heating at 400–450 °C. The specimens were then characterized by scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) in addition to different physical and mechanical testing methods in order to establish the optimal processing conditions. The highest compression strength was obtained in the composite with 7 wt.% (10Ce-TZP/Al2O3) sintered at 450 °C

  6. Coking-resistant Ni-ZrO2/Al2O3 catalyst for CO methanation

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    Qing Liu; Fangna Gu; Jiajian Gao; Huifang Li; Guangwen Xu∗; Fabing Su∗

    2014-01-01

    Highly coke-resisting ZrO2-decorated Ni/Al2O3 catalysts for CO methanation were prepared by a two-step process. The support was first loaded with NiO by impregnating method and then modified with ZrO2 by deposition-precipitation method (IM-DP). Nitrogen adsorption-desorption, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, H2 temperature-programmed reduction and desorption, NH3 temperature-programmed desorption, and zeta potential analysis were employed to characterize the samples. The results revealed that, compared with the catalysts with the same composition prepared by co-impregnation (CI) and sequential impregnation (SI) methods, the Ni/Al2O3 catalyst prepared by IM-DP showed much enhanced catalytic performance for syngas methanation under the condition of atmospheric pressure and a high weight hourly space velocity of 120000 mL·g−1·h−1. In a 80 h life time test under the condition of 300–600◦C and 3.0 MPa, this catalyst showed high stability and resistance to coking, and the amount of deposited carbon was only 0.4 wt%. On the contrary, the deposited carbon over the catalyst without ZrO2 reached 1.5 wt%after a 60 h life time test. The improved catalytic performance was attributed to the selective deposition of ZrO2 nanoparticles on the surface of NiO rather than Al2O3, which could be well controlled via changing the electrostatic interaction in the DP procedure. This unique structure could enhance the dissociation of CO2 and generate surface oxygen intermediates, thus preventing carbon deposition on the Ni particles in syngas methanation.

  7. Fabrication of ceramic preforms based on Al2O3 CL 2500 powder

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of a work is to elaborate the method of manufacturing the porous, ceramic preforms based onAl2O3 particles used as the reinforcement in order to produce modern metal matrix composite materials.Design/methodology/approach: Semi-finished products were manufactured by the method of sintering ofceramic powder. The preform material consists of powder Condea Al2O3 Cl 2500, however, as the forming factorof the structure of canals and pores inside the ceramic, agglomerated framework the carbon fibres Sigrafil C10M250 UNS were used. The investigations of the structure of powder Al2O3 Condea Cl 2500, the used carbonfibres and the obtained ceramic preforms on the scanning electron microscope (SEM have been made. Themeasurement of permeability of the obtained materials on the specially designed station has also been made.Findings: The obtained preforms are characterised by volumetric participation of ceramic phase of 15 – 31%,what is the result of differential addition of the pores forming factor, and the high permeability indicates on “theopen porosity”.Research limitations/implications: The basic limit of the mentioned method is the possibility of obtainingpreforms of porosity less than 85%, where in case of using the ceramic fibres the pores can be more than 90%of material volumetric.Practical implications: The manufactured ceramic preforms are widely used as the reinforcement to producethe composite materials by the method of infiltration. That method allows manufacturing the metal elementslocally reinforced and the near-net shape composite products.Originality/value: The received results show the possibility of obtaining the new preforms being the cheaperalternative for semi-finished products based on the ceramic fibres and the use of carbon fibres as the poresforming agent indicate that it is the high-quality process.

  8. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and corrosion behaviour of Al2O3-Ni nano composite coatings

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    In this paper, the results on the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and corrosion properties of electrodeposited nanostructured Al2O3-Ni composite coatings are presented. The nanocomposite coatings were obtained by codeposition of alumina nanoparticles (13 nm) with nickel during plating process. The coating thickness was 50 μm on steel support and an average of nano Al2O3 particles inside of coatings at 15 vol.% was present. The structure of the coatings was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It has been found that the codeposition of Al2O3 particles with nickel disturbs the nickel coating's regular surface structure. The electrochemical behavior of the coatings in the corrosive solutions was investigated by polarization potentiodynamic and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy methods. As electrochemical test solutions 0.5 M sodium chloride and 0.5 M potassium sulphate were used in a three electrode open cell. The corrosion potential is shifted to more negative values for nanostructured coatings in 0.5 M sodium chloride. The polarization resistance in 0.5 M sodium chloride decreases in 24 h, but after that increases slowly. In 0.5 M potassium sulphate solution the polarization resistance decreases after 2 h and after 30 h of immersion the polarization resistance is higher than that of the beginning value. The corrosion rate calculated by polarization potentiodynamic curves obtained after 30 min from immersion in solution is smaller for nanostructured coatings in 0.5 M potassium sulphate (4.74 μm/year) and a little bit bigger in 0.5 M sodium chloride (5.03 μm/year)

  9. Electronic transport in InGaAs/Al2O3 nFinFETs

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    Li, Shengwei; Hu, Yaodong; Wu, Yangqing; Huang, Daming; Ye, Peide D.; Li, Ming-Fu

    2014-01-01

    Based on the multiple subbands quasi-ballistic transport theory, we investigate the electronic transport of nano size In0.53Ga0.47As nFinFETs with Al2O3 gate dielectric, emphasizing the saturation current region. 1D mobile charge density and gate capacitance density are introduced for the first time to describe the nano-FinFET transport property under volume inversion. With the extracted effective channel mobility of electrons in the linear region from our experiments, the electron mean free ...

  10. Fracture behaviour of Al2O3/SiC nanocomposite ceramics after crack healing treatment

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    Chlup, Zdeněk; Flašar, Petr; Kotoji, A.; Dlouhý, Ivo

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 28, č. 5 (2008), s. 1073-1077. ISSN 0955-2219. [Engineering Ceramics 2007. Smolenice, 06.05.2007-10.05.2007] R&D Projects: GA ČR GP106/05/P119; GA ČR(CZ) GA106/05/0495 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : composites * strength * Al2O3/SiC * crack healing Subject RIV: JH - Ceramics, Fire-Resistant Materials and Glass Impact factor: 1.580, year: 2008

  11. Crack healing behaviour of Al2O3/SiC nanocomposite ceramics

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    Flašar, Petr; Dlouhý, Ivo; Chlup, Zdeněk; Ando, K.

    Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2006 - (Bůžek, Z.; Strnadel, B.), s. 215-222 ISBN 80-248-1126-X. [New Methods of Damage and Failure Analysis of Structural Parts. Ostrava (CZ), 04.09.2006-08.09.2006] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) IAA200410502; GA ČR(CZ) GA106/06/0724 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : Al2O3/SiC * alumina based nanocomposite * self -crack- healing Subject RIV: JH - Ceramics, Fire-Resistant Materials and Glass

  12. Creation of surface nanostructures in Al2O3 by slow highly charged ions

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    Al2O3 single crystals were irradiated with slow highly charged Xe ions of various charge states from an EBIT (Electron Beam Ion Trap) source at the Dresden two source facility. The irradiations were performed at room temperature and under normal incidence. Scanning force microscopy (SFM) was utilized to investigate the topography of the irradiated surfaces. The measurements showed that above a potential energy threshold, each ion creates a nanohillock protruding from the surface. These structures are compared to those created by swift heavy ions (SHI). The results are discussed in terms of potential energy deposition of highly charged ions (HCI) and electronic energy loss of SHI

  13. On the nature of features seen by TEM in fast neutron irradiated Al2O3

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    High fluence fast neutron irradiation of Al2O3 at 1000 K has been shown to produce ordered arrays of 45 A objects as observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). These can be postulated to be voids, high pressure oxygen inclusions, or aluminum colloids. Knight shift NMR and O2 gas release measurements suggest (by elimination) that the features are voids, containing respectively less than 10% of the aluminum and 1% of the oxygen predicted by the alternative models. The implications of this conclusion in terms of production mechanisms are discussed. (Auth.)

  14. Pt-Rh/g Al2O3 Benzene Hydrogenation Reaction as a Characterization Technique

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    N.M. da Fonseca

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Pt-Rh/Al2O3 catalysts prepared by successive incipient impregnations and coimpregnation were characterized by H2 chemisorption, temperature programmed reduction and benzene hydrogenation reaction in the vapor phase. The results showed that Rh plays the role of Pt reducting agent, which is very different from the effects of metal-metal interaction which appear mainly in solids with the highest metal contents. The most important parameter that results in bimetallic particles in the catalyst prepared by successive impregnation is the sequence of metal addition.

  15. The anomalous behaviour of Ag-Al2O3 Cermet electroformed devices

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    Cermet coating consisting of silver particles in an aluminium oxide matrix were prepared on glass substrates by vacuum deposition. Variation of the circulating current with potential difference was obtained in evaporated Al/Ag-Al2O3/Cu sandwich structures, 100 to 200 nm thick containing 10 wt % Ag. It was observed that the investigated sandwich structures exhibit anomalous behaviour such as electroforming with Voltage-Controlled-Negative Resistance (VCNR) in vacuo of ∼ 4 x 10-6 torr. The formed characteristics were explained on the basis of filamentary model. (author)

  16. Defect formation in MgOxnAl2O3 at gamma-neutron irradiation

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    Optical and mechanical characteristics of spinel crystals after reactor irradiation are investigated. The comparison of the concentrations of radiation-induced anion vacancies and stable F-centers has shown that less than one tenth of the point defects is stabilized at room temperature. The annealing of these vacancies occurs at 800 K. The vacancy formation during gamma-neutron irradiation of nominally pure spinel crystals improves the crack resistance. The irradiation of Fe- and Mn ion-doped crystals MgOxnAl2O3, is accompanied by the coagulation stresses and crack resistance decrease

  17. Preparation of SiCp/Al2O3-Al Composites by Directed Metal Oxidation

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    LIN Ying; YANG Hai-bo; WANG Fen; ZHU Jian-feng

    2006-01-01

    SiCp/Al2O3-Al composites were synthesized by means of direct metal oxidation method. The composition and microstructures of the composites were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and metallurgical microscope. The effects of technical parameters on the properties of the product were analyzed. The results indicate that the composite possesses a dense microstructure, composed of three interpenetrated phases. Of them, SiO2 layer prohibits the powdering of the composites; Mg promotes the wetting and infiltration of the system and Si restricts the interfacial reaction while improving the wetting ability between reinforcement and matrix.

  18. Structure and properties of ceramic preforms based on Al2O3 particles

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The main goal of this project is to elaborate and optimize the method of manufacturing the porous, ceramic preforms based on Al2O3 particles used as the reinforcement in order to produce modern metal matrix composites by pressure infiltration method with liquid metal alloys.Design/methodology/approach: Ceramic preforms were manufactured by the sintering method of Al2O3 powder with addition of pore forming agent. The preform material consists of powder Alcoa Al2O3 CL 2500, however, as the forming factor of the structure of canals and pores inside the ceramic, agglomerated framework the carbon fibres Sigrafil C10 M250 UNS were used. The addition of carbon fibres was 30, 40 and 50% of weight. The TGA analysis of carbon fibres has been made. The investigations of the structure of powder Al2O3 Alcoa CL 2500, the used carbon fibres and the obtained ceramic preforms on the scanning electron microscope (SEM have been made. The measurement of permeability of the obtained materials on the specially designed station has also been made.Findings: The obtained preforms are characterized by volumetric participation of ceramic phase of 15-31%, what is the result of differential addition of the pores forming agent, and the high permeability indicates on “the open porosity”.Research limitations/implications: The basic limit of the mentioned method is the possibility of obtaining preforms of porosity less than 85%, where in case of using the ceramic fibres the pores can be more than 90% of material volumetric.Practical implications: The manufactured ceramic preforms are widely used as the reinforcement to produce the composite materials by the infiltration method. That method allows manufacturing the metal elements locally reinforced and the near-net shape composite products.Originality/value: The received results show the possibility of obtaining the new preforms being the cheaper alternative for semi-finished products based on the ceramic fibres and

  19. Nucleation of ordered Fe islands on Al2O3/Ni3Al(111)

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    Lehnert, A.; Krupski, A.; Degen, S.; Franke, K.; Decker, R.; Rusponi, S.; Kralj, M.; Becker, C.; Brune, H.; Wandelt, K

    2006-01-01

    Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) has been used to investigate the nucleation and stability of iron clusters on the Al2O3/Ni3Al (111) surface as a function of coverage and annealing temperature. We show that atomic beam deposition of iron leads to hexagonally ordered cluster arrangements with a distance of 24 angstrom between the clusters evidencing the template effect of the alumina film. The shape of the iron clusters is two-dimensional (2D) at deposition temperatures from 130 K to 160 K ...

  20. Theory of Al2O3 incorporation in SiO2

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    Lægsgaard, Jesper

    2002-01-01

    Different possible forms of Al2O3 units in a SiO2 network are studied theoretically within the framework of density-functional theory. Total-energy differences between the various configurations are obtained, and simple thermodynamical arguments are used to provide an estimate of their relative...... present as isolated impurities bound to three or four O atoms, whereas at higher concentrations clusters consisting of four Al ions will form. In these clusters both four- and five-coordinated Al can occur, but no energetic preference for the five-coordinated state is found....

  1. Guiding of low-energy electrons by highly ordered Al2 O3 nanocapillaries

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    Milosavljević, A.R.; Víkor, G.; Pešić, Z.D.; Kolarž, P.; Šević, D.; Marinković, B.P.; Mátéfi-Tempfli, Stefan; Mátéfi-Tempfli, M.; Piraux, L.

    2007-01-01

    We report an experimental study of guided transmission of low-energy (200-350 eV) electrons through highly ordered Al2 O3 nanocapillaries with large aspect ratio (140 nm diameter and 15 μm length). The nanochannel array was prepared using self-ordering phenomena during a two-step anodization...... process of a high-purity aluminum foil. The experimental results clearly show the existence of the guiding effect, as found for highly charged ions. The guiding of the electron beam was observed for tilt angles up to 12°. As seen for highly charged ions, the guiding efficiency increases with decreasing...

  2. Methodological features in research of pool boiling processes of nanofluid isopropanol/Al2O3

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    Железный, Виталий Петрович; Семенюк, Юрий Владимирович; Гоцульский, Владимир Яковлевич; Никулин, Артем Геннадьевич; Шимчук, Николай Александрович; Лукьянов, Николай Николаевич

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    Promising direction of heat-transfer intensification is modification of the liquids used as coolants or working bodies for various kinds of equipment. Within this framework the usage of nanofluids (suspensions of nano-size particles (up to 100 nm) in a base fluid) is proposed.The results obtained have shown that the additive of Al2O3 nanoparticles to isopropanol increases the heat transfer coefficient during pool boiling up to 10–26 %. However, such effect was found only at the low heat flux ...

  3. nc-VO2/Al2O3 nanocomposite films prepared by dual target magnetron sputtering

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    A dual target magnetron sputtering system was used to synthesize nanocomposite films with VO2 nanocrystals embedded in Al2O3 matrix. Glancing incidence X-ray diffraction and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy reveal the formation of VO2 nanocrystallites with monoclinic structure. X-ray photoemission analysis confirmed that oxide particles predominantly possess VO2 stoichiometry. Valence band spectra acquired below and above transition temperature demonstrate that embedded VO2 particles exhibit a first-order monoclinic-to-tetragonal phase transition, however the band shape in a metallic state exhibits feature that is not characteristic for bulk material

  4. Laser cutting of GaN/Al2O3 structures

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    Medvedev, O. S.; Khait, O.; Kurin, S. Yu; Usikov, A. S.; Papchenko, B. P.; Helava, H.; Makarov, Yu N.

    2015-11-01

    We report on intra-volume laser scribing process developed for GaN layers grown on single-side and double-side c-plane sapphire structures by hydride vapor phase epitaxy. Dies of 10 mm × 10 mm and 15 mm × 15 mm were cut from 2-inch wafers using a 1.064-μm Nd:YAG pulsed laser. The impact of laser cutting on the mechanical properties of GaN/Al2O3 structures is discussed.

  5. Creation of surface nanostructures in Al2O3 by slow highly charged ions

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    El-Said, A. S.; Wilhelm, R. A.; Heller, R.; Akhmadaliev, Sh.; Facsko, S.

    2013-12-01

    Al2O3 single crystals were irradiated with slow highly charged Xe ions of various charge states from an EBIT (Electron Beam Ion Trap) source at the Dresden two source facility. The irradiations were performed at room temperature and under normal incidence. Scanning force microscopy (SFM) was utilized to investigate the topography of the irradiated surfaces. The measurements showed that above a potential energy threshold, each ion creates a nanohillock protruding from the surface. These structures are compared to those created by swift heavy ions (SHI). The results are discussed in terms of potential energy deposition of highly charged ions (HCI) and electronic energy loss of SHI.

  6. Electron paramagnetic resonance evaluation of defects at the (100)Si/Al2O3 interface

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    Jones, Benjamin; Barklie, R.C.

    2005-01-01

    Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) was conducted on aluminium oxide films deposited by atomic layer deposition on (100)Si. Multiplet spectra are observed, which can be consistently decomposed assuming the presence of only Pb0 and Pb1 centres, which are well known in Si/SiO2 structures. Al2O3 films deposited on HF-treated (100)Si exhibit unpassivated Pb0 and Pb1 centres, with concentrations of (7.7±1.0)x1011 cm-2 and (8±3)x1010 cm-2 respectively. Rapid thermal annealing of the substrate ...

  7. Activity of Transition Metal Sulfides Supported on Al2O3,

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    Kaluža, L. (Luděk)

    2015-01-01

    Sulfided conventional transition metals Co, Ni, Mo, and W and noble metals Rh, Pd, Ir, Pt, and Re deposited over conventional support c-Al2O3 (SBET = 262 m2g-1), and unconventional supports TiO2 (anatase, SBET = 140 m2- g-1) and ZrO2 (baddeleyite, SBET = 108 m2g-1) were studied in the parallel hydrodesulfurization of 1-benzothiophene (HDS) and hydrogenation of 1-methylcyclohex- 1-ene (o-HYD) at 360 Cand 1.6 MPa. Mo, W, Co, and Ni sulfided catalysts exhibited relatively low activity in bot...

  8. Hydrogen Production via Glycerol Dry Reforming over La-Ni/Al2O3 Catalyst

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    Kah Weng Siew

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Glycerol (a bio-waste generated from biodiesel production has been touted as a promising bio-syngas precursor via reforming route. Previous studies have indicated that carbon deposition is the major performance-limiting factor for nickel (Ni catalyst during glycerol steam reforming. In the current paper, dry (CO2-reforming of glycerol, a new reforming route was carried out over alumina (Al2O3-supported non-promoted and lanthanum-promoted Ni catalysts. Both sets of catalysts were synthesized via wet co-impregnation procedure. The physicochemical characterization of the catalyst showed that the promoted catalyst possessed smaller metal crystallite size, hence higher metal dispersion compared to the virgin Ni/Al2O3 catalyst. This was also corroborated by the surface images captured by the FESEM analysis. In addition, BET surface area measurement gave 92.05m²/g for non-promoted Ni catalyst whilst promoted catalysts showed an average of 1 to 6% improvement depending on the La loading. Reaction studies at 873 K showed that glycerol dry reforming successfully produced H2 with glycerol conversion and H2 yield that peaked at 9.7% and 25% respectively over 2wt% La content. The optimum catalytic performance by 2%La-Ni/Al2O3 can be attributed to the larger BET surface area and smaller crystallite size that ensured accessibility of active catalytic sites.  © 2013 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reservedReceived: 12nd May 2013; Revised: 7th October 2013; Accepted: 16th October 2013[How to Cite: Siew, K.W., Lee, H.C., Gimbun, J., Cheng, C.K. (2013. Hydrogen Production via Glycerol Dry Reforming over La-Ni/Al2O3 Catalyst. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 8 (2: 160-166. (doi:10.9767/bcrec.8.2.4874.160-166][Permalink/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9767/bcrec.8.2.4874.160-166

  9. Preparation and characterization of carbonate terminated polycrystalline Al2O3/Al films

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    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was applied to investigate the surface reactivity of polycrystalline Al films in contact with a gas mixture of carbon dioxide and oxygen at room temperature. Based on the characterization of interactions between these substrates and the individual gases at selected exposures, various surface functionalities were identified. Simultaneously dosing both carbon dioxide and oxygen is shown to create surface-terminating carbonate species, which contribute to inhibiting the formation of an Al2O3 layer. Finally, a reaction scheme is suggested to account for the observed dependence of surface group formation on the dosing conditions

  10. Focused-ion-beam nanostructuring of Al2O3 dielectric layers for photonic applications

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    In this work, we report on utilization and optimization of the focused-ion-beam technique for the fabrication of nanostructures on Al2O3 waveguides for applications in integrated photonic devices. In particular, the investigation of the effects of parameters such as ion-beam current, dwell time, and scanning strategy is addressed. As a result of optimizing these parameters, excellent quality gratings with smooth and uniform sidewalls are reported. The effects of redeposition are minimized and good control of the nanostructuring process is reported. The effect of Ga+ ion implantation during the milling process on the optical performance of the devices is discussed. (paper)

  11. Selective Oxidation of CO in Excess H2 over Ru/Al2O3 Catalysts Modified with Metal Oxide

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    Xirong Chen; Hanbo Zou; Shengzhou Chen; Xinfa Dong; Weiming Lin

    2007-01-01

    The RU/Al2O3 catalysts modified with metal oxide (K2O and La2Os) were prepared via incipient wetness impregnation method from RUCl3.nH2O mixed with nitrate loading on Al2O3 support. The activity of catalysts was evaluated under simulative conditions for the preferential oxidation of CO (CO-PROX) from the hydrogen-rich gas streams produced by reforming gas, and the performances of catalysts were investigated by XRD and TPR. The results showed that the activity temperature of the modified catalysts RU-K2O/Al2O3 and Ru-La2Oa/Al2O3 were lowered approximately 30 ℃ compared with pure RU/AI2O3, and the activity temperature range was widened. The conversion of CO on RU-K2O/Al2O3 and Ru-La2O3/Al2O3 was above 99% at 140-160 ℃, suitable to remove CO in a hydrogen-rich gas and the selectivity of Ru-La2O3/Al2O3 was higher than that of RU-K2O/AI2O3 in the active temperature range. Slight methanation reaction was detected at 220 ℃ and above.

  12. Structure and Mechanical Properties of Ni-P-Nano Al2O3 Composite Coatings Synthesized by Electroless Plating

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    ZHOU Guang-hong; DING Hong-yan; ZHOU Fei; ZHANG Yue

    2008-01-01

    Ni-P-nano Al2O3 composite coatings were deposited by electroless plating, and their microstructures were observed by SEM (scanning electron microscope). The microhardness and the wear resistance of the Ni-P-nano Al2O3 composite coatings were measured using microhardness tester and block-on-ring tribometer, respectively, and the comparison with those of Ni-P coatings or Ni-P-micro Al2O3 coating was given. The influences of aging temperature on their hardness and wear resistance were analyzed. The results showed that the nano Al2O3 particles were distributed uniformly in the Ni-P-Al2O3 coatings. Among three kinds of Ni-P based coatings, the hardness and wear resistance of Ni-P-nano Al2O3 coatings were largest, and the maximum values could be obtained at 400 ℃. This indicated that the precipitation of nano Al2O3 particles would improve the hardness and wear resistance of the Ni-P coatings.

  13. The modulation structure induced changes in mechanical properties of TiAlN/Al2O3 multilayers

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    TiAlN/Al2O3 multilayers which had different separate layer thickness of TiAlN or Al2O3 were synthesized by sputtering Ti3Al and Al2O3 targets with N2 and Ar gases. The influence of modulation periods and modulation ratios on structure and properties of TiAlN/Al2O3 multilayers was investigated using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, surface profiler, and nanoindenter. Compared to TiAlN layer with only (2 0 0) preferred orientation, TiAlN/Al2O3 multilayers were crystallized with orientations in the TiAlN (1 1 1), TiAlN (2 2 2) and AlN (1 0 0). Besides, weak Al2O3 (0 2 2) orientation is observed, when modulation period is 8.9 nm. The maximum hardness about 36.6 GPa was obtained at modulation period of 10.4 nm and modulation ratio of 10:1. The hardness and the toughness of TiAlN/Al2O3 multilayers increase as individual TiAlN layer thickness increases

  14. Structure and micro-tribologicai properties of PTFE/Al2O3 micro-assembling film

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    汤卉; 贾会娟; 邵俊鹏

    2003-01-01

    In order to improve the wear resistance of elastic metallic-plastic thrust bearing pad,micro-assembling PTFE/Al2O3 multi-layer film was developed by alternating radio frequency(RF)magnetron sputtering PTFE and Al2O3 targets.For enhancing the adhesion of the interfaces between PTFE and Al2O3 film,N+ implantation was employed.The structure,mechanical and micro-tribological properties were studied by XPS,X-ray photoelectron spectrometer and atomic force and friction force microscope(AFM/FFM).The results show that the multi-layer consists of Al2O3 component and crystalline PTFE.The hardness of the multi-layer modified by ion implantation is less than that of Al2O3,but its toughness is greatly improved.The friction coefficient of PTFE/ Al2 O3 multi-layer modified by ion implantation is much lower than that of Al2 O3 film,and its resistance to wear is much greater than that of PTFE film.Therefore the wear resistance of elastic metallic-plastic thrust bearing pad is greatly improved.

  15. Relationship between Eu3+ reduction and glass polymeric structure in Al2O3-modified borate glasses under air atmosphere

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    The reduction of Eu3+ to Eu2+ is realized efficiently in Eu2O3-doped borate glasses prepared under air condition by melting-quenching method. Luminescent spectra show an increasing tendency of Eu2+ emission with increasing Al2O3 concentration in B2O3–Na2O glasses. It is interesting that significant enhancement appeared of Eu2+ luminescence in the Al2O3-rich sample comparing to the samples of Al2O3 less than 6 mol%. FTIR and Raman scattering measurements indicated that some new vibration modes assigned to the low-polymerized structure groups decomposed from the slight Al2O3 dopant samples. These results demonstrated that the polymerization of the glass structure decreased with increasing incorporation of Al2O3 into the borate glasses, linking to the efficiency of Eu3+ self-reduction in air at high temperature. - graphical abstract: A novel europium valence reduction phenomenon occurred in Al2O3 modified borate glasses, FTIR and Raman measurements revealed that high polymeric groups were destroyed to low polymery structures with Al2O3 addition. - Highlights: • The efficient reduction of Eu3+ to Eu2+ is observed in the B2O3–Na2O glasses. • Eu2+ luminescence is significant enhanced in the Al2O3-rich glasses. • The introduction of Al2O3 changed the network structure of the borate glasses. • High polymeric borate groups in the glass matrix may be destroyed to the lower ones

  16. Tunnel spin injection into graphene using Al2O3 barrier grown by atomic layer deposition on functionalized graphene surface

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    Yamaguchi, Takehiro; Masubuchi, Satoru; Iguchi, Kazuyuki; Moriya, Rai; Machida, Tomoki

    2011-01-01

    We demonstrate electrical tunnel spin injection from a ferromagnet to graphene through a high-quality Al2O3 grown by atomic layer deposition (ALD). The graphene surface is functionalized with a self-assembled monolayer of 3,4,9,10-perylene tetracarboxylic acid (PTCA) to promote adhesion and growth of Al2O3 with a smooth surface. Using this composite tunnel barrier of ALD-Al2O3 and PTCA, a spin injection signal of 30 ohm has been observed from non-local magnetoresistance measurements at 45 K, ...

  17. ESR Characterization and Activity of V2O5/γ-Al2O3 Catalysts for Dehydrogenation of Isobutane

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    2002-01-01

    The ESR spectra of catalyst V2O5/γ-Al2O3 and its activity for the dehydrogenation of isobutane were investigated. On the basis of the results of the ESR spectroscopy associated with the TPR results, it is suggested that there is a strong interaction between V2O5 and γ-Al2O3 and the V4+ species on the surface is the active center of catalyst V2O5/γ-Al2O3 for this reaction.

  18. Application of the Solvothermal Process in the Synthesis of High-performance Ag/γ-Al2O3 Catalysts

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    TANG Qing; LI Rui-xing; YIN Shu; Shingo Goto; Daisuke Nagai; Tsugio Sato

    2006-01-01

    Ag/γ-Al2O3 is a kind of promising catalyst with the relatively lower cost compared with those using noble metals,good resistance against catalytic poisoning and excellent behaviour for NOx removal. In the present study, Ag/γ-Al2O3 catalysts were synthesized by the solvothermal process and characterized by XRD, TG-DTA, TEM, UV-Vis and FT-IR. It was found that high-performance Ag/γ-Al2O3 catalysts could be synthesized by properly selecting starting materials,controlling the composition of solvent and other reaction conditions. The microstructure evolution of the catalysts was also discussed.

  19. Pt-Ti/ALD-Al2O3/p-Si MOS Capacitors for Future ULSI Technology

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    Ashok M. Mahajan; Anil G. Khairnar; Brian J. Thibeault

    2011-01-01

    The high dielectric constant (high-k) thin film of Al2O3 was deposited by using Plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (PE-ALD) technique. The electron beam evaporation system was used to deposit the Pt-Ti metal to fabricate the Pt-Ti/Al2O3/Si MOS capacitors. Thickness measurement of Al2O3 gate dielectric was carried out with variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry, which is measured to be 2.83 nm. The MOS capacitors were characterized to evaluate the electrical properties using capacitanc...

  20. High-temperature oxidation behavior of Al2O3/TiAl matrix composite in air

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    AI TaoTao; WANG Fen; FENG XiaoMing

    2009-01-01

    The oxidation behavior of Al2O3/TiAl in situ composites fabricated by hot-pressing technology was in-vestigated at 900℃ in static air. The results indicate that the mass gains of the composites samples decrease gradually with increasing Nb2O5 content and the inert Al2O3 dispersoids effectively increase the oxidation resistance of the composites. The higher the Al2O3 dispersoids content, the more pro-nounced the effect. The primary oxidation precesses obey approximately the linear laws, and the cyclic oxidation precesses follow the parabolic laws. The oxidized sample containing Ti2AIN and TiAI phases in the scales exhibits excellent oxidation resistance. The oxide scale formed after exposure at 900℃ for 120 h is multiple-layered, consisting mainly of an outer TiC2 layer, an intermediate Al2O3 layer, and an inner TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer. From the outer layer to the inner layer, TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer presents the transit of AI-rich oxide to Ti-rich oxide mixed layer. Near the substrate, cross-section micrograph shows a relatively loose layer, and micro- and macro-pores remain on this layer, which is a transition layer and transferres from Al2O3+TiO2 scale to substrate. The thickness of oxide layer is about 20 μm. It is also found that continuous protective alumina scales can not be observed on the surface of oxida-tion scales. Ti ions diffuse outwardly to form the outer TiC2 layer, while oxygen ions transport inwardly to form the inner TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer. Under long-time intensive oxidation exposure, the internal Al2O3 scale has s good adhesiveness with the outer TiO2 scale. No obvious spallation of the oxide scales occurs. The increased oxidation resistance by the presence of in situ Al2O3 particulates is at-tributed to the enhanced alumina-forming tendency and thin and dense scale formation. Al2O3 particu-lates enhance the potential barrier of Ti ions from M/MO interface to O/MO interface, thereby the TiO2growth rate decreases, which is also beneficial to

  1. Preparation and properties of gradient Al2O3-ZrO2 ceramic foam by centrifugal slip casting method

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    Li Qiang; Yu Jingyuan; Tang Ji

    2012-01-01

    The aim of the present research is to provide a novel technique for preparing gradient Al2O3-ZrO2 ceramic foams. This technique used epispastic polystyrene spheres to array templates and centrifugal slip casting to obtain cell struts with gradient distribution of Al2O3 and ZrO2 particles and high packing density. Aqueous Al2O3-20vol.% ZrO2 slurries with 20vol.% solid contents were prepared and the dispersion and rheological characteristics of the slurries were investigated. The settling veloc...

  2. Application of Boron Nitride System Composite for Refractories--Al2O3-C-BN-AlON and Al2O3-C-BN-SiC Composites%氮化硼系复合材料在耐火材料上的应用--Al2O3-C-BN-AlON和Al2O3-C-BN-SiC系复合耐火材料

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    桂明玺

    2002-01-01

    介绍了Al2O3-C-BN-AlON和Al2O3-C-BN-SiC系复合耐火材料的合成方法,比较和评价了这两种复合耐火材料的性能,指出了Al2O3-C-BN-SiC系复合耐火材料作为精炼和连铸用耐火材料,可望大幅度提高使用寿命.

  3. Atomic layer deposition of an Al2O3 dielectric on ultrathin graphite by using electron beam irradiation

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    Jiang Ran; Meng Lingguo; Zhang Xijian; Hyung-Suk Jung; Cheol Seong Hwang

    2012-01-01

    Atomic layer deposition ofan Al2O3 dielectric on ultrathin graphite is studied in order to investigate the integration of a high k dielectric with graphite-based substrates.Electron beam irradiation on the graphite surface is followed by a standard atomic layer deposition of Al2O3.Improvement of the Al2O3 layer deposition morphology was observed when using this radiation exposure on graphite.This result may be attributed to the amorphous change of the graphite layers during electron beam irradiation.

  4. Effect of applied electric field on slag erosion resistance of Al2 O3-C refractory%外加电场对Al2O3-C耐火材料抗渣侵蚀性能的影响

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    孙勇; 马北越; 孙朔; 于景坤; 王臻明

    2009-01-01

    By using different particle size of fused white corundum (147 μm), flake graphite, solid resin, commercial alcohol, zirconia (calcium oxide as stabilizer) as the raw materials, Al2O3-C samples with the length of 850 mm, inner (alumina-graphite) diameter of 50 mm and outer (zirconium) diameter of 85 mm were prepared by cold isostatic compaction pressed at 160 MPa after prilling in granulator. An electric field was applied to Al2O3-C refractory and the effect of current intensity (0.5 A, 1 A and 5 A) on slag erosion resistance was investigated in this paper. The results show that with the increasing of current intensity, the thickness of build-up in cathode increases significantly. CaO·6Al2O3, a high melting point compound generated on the surface of slag line, decreases the slag erosion rate of Al2O3-C refractory dramatically.

  5. Influence of Al2O3 nanoparticles on the isothermal cure of an epoxy resin

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    The influence of Al2O3 nanoparticles on the curing of an epoxy thermoset based on diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A was investigated using temperature-modulated differential scanning calorimetry (TMDSC) and rheology. Diethylene triamine was used as a hardener. TMDSC not only allows for a systematic study of the kinetics of cure but simultaneously gives access to the evolution of the specific heat capacities of the thermosets. The technique thus provides insight into the glass transition behaviour of the nanocomposites and hence makes it possible to shed some light on the interaction between the nanoparticles and the polymer matrix. The Al2O3 fillers are shown to accelerate the growth of macromolecules upon isothermal curing. Several mechanisms which possibly could be responsible for the acceleration are described. As a result of the faster network growth chemical vitrification occurs at earlier times in the filled thermosets and the specific reaction heat decreases with increasing nanoparticle concentration. Rheologic measurements of the zero-shear viscosity confirm the faster growth of the macromolecules in the presence of the nanoparticles.

  6. Chemical Quenching of Positronium in CuO/Al2O3 Catalysts

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    CuO/Al2O3 catalysts were prepared by mixing CuO and γ-Al2O3 nanopowders. Microstructure and chemical environment of the catalysts are characterized by positron annihilation spectroscopy. The positron annihilation lifetime measurements reveal two long lifetime components τ3 and τ4, which correspond to ortho-positronium (o-Ps) annihilating in microvoids and large pores, respectively. With increasing CuO content from 0 to 40 wt%, both τ4 and its intensity I4 show significant decrease, which indicates quenching effect of o-Ps. The para-positronium (p-Ps) intensities derived from multi-Gaussian fitting of the coincidence Doppler broadening spectra also decreases gradually with increasing CuO content. This excludes the possibility of spin-conversion of positronium. Therefore, the chemical quenching by CuO is probably responsible for the decrease of o-Ps lifetime. Variation in the o-Ps annihilation rate λ4 (1/τ4) as a function of CuO content can be well fitted by a straight line, and the slope of the fitting line is (1.83 ± 0.05) × 10−7 s−1. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)

  7. Effect of Al2O3 on monazite glass-ceramic wasteform

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    The effects of monazite glass-ceramic wasteform containing different Al2O3 contents on their structures and properties were investigated. The structure of the glass ceramic wasteform was analyzed by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and X-radiation diffraction (XRD). The chemical stability of monazite glass-ceramic wasteform was measured by dissolution rate and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) method. The results show that the chemical stability of monazite glass ceramic wasteform with 4% (mole fraction) Al2O3 and made at 980 ℃ for 3 h is optimal. The 14 d leaching rate of monazite glass-ceramic wasteform is about 8.1 ng/(cm2 · min), which is the lowest in all the samples. The main crystalline phase of the as prepared glass-ceramic wasteform is monazite. There are a large number of [PO4]3 groups, a small number of [P2O7]4- groups, and no [PO3]- groups in the wasteform. (authors)

  8. DRIFTS study of CO adsorption on praseodymium modified Pt/Al2O3

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    Highlights: ► Well dispersed platinum is observed over alumina modified with Pr. ► There is a strong Pt–O–Pr interaction. ► Pt0 and Ptδ+ species are detected in reduced Pt samples. - Abstract: The effect of PrO2 content (1–20 wt.%) and temperature pretreatment on the structure and surface properties of PrO2–Al2O3-supported Pt catalysts was studied by XRD, XPS and DRIFTS of carbon monoxide adsorption. XRD analysis showed that platinum particle size decreases with the increase of PrO2 content for samples calcined at high temperature of 1023 K. The intensity and position of the infrared bands were strongly dependent on the praseodymium oxide content and reduction temperature. Two kinds of Pt sites (Pt0 and Ptδ+) were recorded in reduced PrO2-containing samples. A better thermal stability of the Pt-CO bond in PrO2-containing samples compared to Pt/Al2O3 was observed.

  9. A light-scattering study of Al2O3 abrasives of various grit sizes

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    Heinson, Yuli W.; Chakrabarti, Amitabha; Sorensen, Christopher M.

    2016-09-01

    We report light scattering phase function measurements for irregularly shaped Al2O3 abrasive powders of various grit sizes. Q-space analysis is applied to the angular scattering to reveal a forward scattering regime, Guinier regime, power law regime with quantifiable exponents, and an enhanced backscattering regime. The exponents of the power laws for Al2O3 abrasives decrease with increasing internal coupling parameter ρ ‧ , which is in agreement with previous observations for other irregular particles. Unlike other dust particles previously studied showing single power laws under Q-space analysis, the largest three abrasives, for which ρ ‧ ≳ 100 , showed a kink in the power law, which is possibly due to the higher degree of symmetry for the abrasives than for all the particles studied previously. Direct comparison of the 1200, 1000, and 800 grit abrasive scattering to scattering by corresponding spheres shows that the scatterings approximately coincide at the spherical particle qR ≃ ρ ‧ crossover point. Furthermore, the scattering at the maximum qR = 2 kR by the irregularly shaped abrasives is close to the geometric centers of the glories of the spheres.

  10. Structural and magnetic characterization of Fe-Al2 O3 composites

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    Full text. We report on the structural nd magnetic characterization f co-evaporated Fe 60%-(Al2 O3) 40% on Si (111) substrates. Co-evaporation was performed in a vacuum of 10 -7 mbar at room temperature using a dual e-beam system. The sample's composition was measured by Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS). Granular alloys near percolation limit, 60% of iron were obtained. The I-V curves show a non-ohmic behaviour for low values of V, indicating a tunnel conductivity between the Fe grains. This tunnel conductivity is responsible for the negative magneto resistance appearing in this samples. Hysteresis curves obtained using an Alternate Gradient magnetometer (AGM) show a superparamagnetic behavior. We believe that very small Fe grains are homogeneously dispersed through the Al2 O3 matrix. No evidence of Fe crystalline grains was observed by X-ray diffraction. To test the local order in the Fe grains, X-ray Absorption spectroscopy will be future at Brazilian National Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS). (author)

  11. Organic–inorganic detectors with Al2O3:C microcrystallites

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    Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) is a known phenomenon with several applications in various fields of radiation dosimetry. This phenomenon may be used for estimating dose of absorbed radiation as well as the age of archeological and geological samples. For some applications (e.g. in medicine) it would be develop detectors in the form of high-area flexible foils. This could be achieved by incorporating small grains of typical inorganic crystalline OSL phosphors into organic (polymer) matrix. In the present study we prepared samples containing Al2O3:C microcrystalline grains in polymeric matrices. Polymer matrices change the OSL readout and significantly influence the total OSL response. We observed that the dose responses of investigated hybrid materials are linear in the studied range and depend on the types of the matrix and radiation. - Highlights: • Detectors containing Al2O3:C microcrystallites in polymeric matrices were prepared. • The hybrid detectors were made using polystyrene and poly(methalcrylate) matrices. • Hybrid materials provide more possibilities in the construction of novel OSL detectors. • Polymer matrices change the OSL readout and influence the total OSL response. • Dose responses of investigated hybrid materials are linear in the studied range

  12. Characteristic parameters and operational curves of γ-Al2O3 nanofiltration membranes

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    2003-01-01

    The γ-Al2O3 nanofiltration membranes were manufactured by the sol-gel technique. The result of N2 adsorption and desorption test indicates that the characteristic parameters of the membranes: BJH desorption average pore diameter, BJH desorption cumulative volume of pores and BET surface area are about 3.9 nm, 0.33 cm3/g and 245 m2/g respectively, and the pore size distribution is very narrow. The operational curves of γ-Al2O3 nanofiltration membranes of the Ca2+ retention rate vs the trans-membrane pressure, feed concentration of solution treated and pH of solution treated were studied for the first time. It is found that the retention rate for Ca2+ increases with the transmembrane pressure increasing and decreases with the feed concentration of CaCl2 solution increasing. The retention of Ca2+ is very much dependent on the pH of the solution. Minimal Ca2+ retention rate is found at the isoelectric point (pH = 7.5).

  13. Dose determination in interventional procedures at a hospital, using Al2O3:C detectors

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    Full text: Interventional practices have increased in most countries over the past 20 years, combining diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. However, the determination of staff doses in fluoroscopy is difficult, because the examinations are dynamic in nature. Such procedures are complex and they involve prolonged irradiations, providing high radiation doses to patients and to the staff. The effective dose of the staff can be estimated by direct methods, using the optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) technique. In the present work inLight dosimeters and an inLight microstar reader, Landauer, were utilized. These dosimeters are formed by four aluminium oxide (Al2O3:C) detectors and there are aluminium, copper and plastic filters and an open window in each badge. In this work, the dosimeters were utilized for the dose determinations in interventional procedures. Initially the calibration factors and the energy dependence of Al2O3:C dosimeters were obtained in the range of 60 to 120 kV. The doses were evaluated at different positions on the staff during the routine procedures at the Hospital Sao Paulo. The results will be compared with those previously obtained using thermoluminescent CaSO4:Dy

  14. Fabrication of Al2O3-W Functionally Graded Materials by Slipcasting Method

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    We have successfully fabricated a functionally graded material (FGM) from tungsten and alumina powders by a slip-casting method. This FGM has applications as a sealing and conducting component for high-intensity discharge lamps (HiDLs) that have a translucent alumina envelope. Two types of W powder, with different oxidizing properties, were used as the raw powders for the Al2O3-W FGM. 'Oxidized W' was prepared by heat-treatment at 200 deg. C for 180 min in air. Alumina and each of the W powders were mixed in ultrapure water by ultrasonic stirring. The slurry was then cast into a cylindrical acrylic mold, which had a base of porous alumina, under controlled pressure. The green compacts were subsequently dried, and then sintered using a vacuum furnace at 1600 deg. C for a fixed time. The microstructures of the FGMs were observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) of the polished section. The Al2O3-W FGM with the 'oxidized W' powder resulted in a microscopic compositional gradient. However, the FGM with 'as-received W' showed no compositional gradient. This result was mainly attributed to the difference between the ζ-potentials of the W powders with the different oxidizing conditions; basically 'oxidized W' powder tends to disperse because of the larger ζ-potential of the oxide layer coated on the W powder core.

  15. Plasma-Assisted ALD of an Al2O3 Permeation Barrier Layer on Plastic

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    Lei, Wenwen; Li, Xingcun; Chen, Qiang; Wang, Zhengduo

    2012-02-01

    Atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique is used in the preparation of organic/inorganic layers, which requires uniform surfaces with their thickness down to several nanometers. For film with such thickness, the growth mode defined as the arrangement of clusters on the surface during the growth is of significance. In this work, Al2O3 thin film was deposited on various interfacial species of pre-treated polyethylene terephthalate (PET, 12 μm) by plasma assisted atomic layer deposition (PA-ALD), where trimethyl aluminium was used as the Al precursor and O2 as the oxygen source. The interfacial species, -NH3, -OH, and -COOH as well as SiCHO (derived from monomer of HMDSO plasma), were grafted previously by plasma and chemical treatments. The growth mode of PA-ALD Al2O3 was then investigated in detail by combining results from in-situ diagnosis of spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) and ex-situ characterization of as-deposited layers from the morphologies scanned by atomic force microscopy (AFM). In addition, the oxygen transmission rates (OTR) of the original and treated plastic films were measured. The possible reasons for the dependence of the OTR values on the surface species were explored.

  16. Plasma-Assisted ALD of an Al2O3 Permeation Barrier Layer on Plastic

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    Atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique is used in the preparation of organic/inorganic layers, which requires uniform surfaces with their thickness down to several nanometers. For film with such thickness, the growth mode defined as the arrangement of clusters on the surface during the growth is of significance. In this work, Al2O3 thin film was deposited on various interfacial species of pre-treated polyethylene terephthalate (PET, 12 μm) by plasma assisted atomic layer deposition (PA-ALD), where trimethyl aluminium was used as the Al precursor and O2 as the oxygen source. The interfacial species, -NH3, -OH, and -COOH as well as SiCHO (derived from monomer of HMDSO plasma), were grafted previously by plasma and chemical treatments. The growth mode of PA-ALD Al2O3 was then investigated in detail by combining results from in-situ diagnosis of spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) and ex-situ characterization of as-deposited layers from the morphologies scanned by atomic force microscopy (AFM). In addition, the oxygen transmission rates (OTR) of the original and treated plastic films were measured. The possible reasons for the dependence of the OTR values on the surface species were explored.

  17. Tribological Properties of Ti(Al,O)/Al2O3 Composite Coating by Thermal Spraying

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    Salman, Asma; Gabbitas, Brian; Cao, Peng; Zhang, Deliang

    The use of thermal spray coatings provides protection to the surfaces operating in severe environments. The main goal of the current work is to investigate the possibility of using a high velocity air fuel (HVAF) thermally sprayed wear resistant Ti(Al,O)/Al2O3 coating on tool steel (H13) which is used for making dies for aluminium high pressure die casting and dummy blocks aluminium extrusion. A feedstock of Ti(Al,O)/Al2O3 composite powder was produced from a mixture of Al and TiO2 powders by high energy mechanical milling, followed by a thermal reaction process. The feedstock was then thermally sprayed using a high velocity air-fuel (HVAF) technique onto H13 steel substrates to produce a composite coating. The present study describes and compares the tribological properties such as friction and sliding wear rate of the coating both at room and high temperature (700°C). The wear resistance of the coating was investigated by a tribometer using a spherical ended alumina pin as a counter body under dry and lubricating conditions. The results showed that composite coating has lower wear rate at high temperature than at room temperature without using lubricant. The composite coating was characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical microscopy and X-ray diffractometry (XRD). This paper reports the experimental observations and discusses the wear resistance performance of the coatings at room and high temperatures.

  18. Microstructure-controlled effects on temperature reduction of α-Al 2O 3 crystallite formation

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    Yang, Rung-Je; Yen, Fu-Su; Lin, Shen-Min; Chen, Chih-Cheng

    2007-02-01

    The inter-particle relationship effects on a temperature reduction and simultaneity of α-crystallite formation during θ- to α-phase transformation were examined using DTA, XRD, and TEM techniques. Three powder systems derived from the same θ-powder of average crystallite size 15.2 nm were prepared, with the intention of creating different microstructure for each powder systems as: (1) as-received, (2) pre-treated by homogenization with a mechanical stirring accompanied by pH adjustment for dispersion, and (3) homogenized and additionally uniaxial-pressed to compacts with higher bulk density. Activation energies of θ-crystallite growth occurring in the three powder systems were also obtained based on an isothermal model of grain growth rate equation. It is found that the temperature reduction characteristics can be related to the homogeneity as well as the inter θ-Al 2O 3 crystallite distances behaved by the θ-crystallites. Higher homogeneity and shorter inter-crystallite distance for the θ-powder systems may favor the α-crystallite formation at lower temperatures over a shorter duration of phase transformation. Furthermore, activation energies of θ-crystallite growth can be reduced. And α-Al 2O 3 powders fabricated can be mono-sized and free of vermicular growth.

  19. Corrosion Resistance of Ni/Al2O3 Nanocomposite Coatings

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Nickel matrix composite coatings with ceramic disperse phase have been widely investigated due to their enhanced properties, such as higher hardness and wear resistance in comparison to the pure nickel. The main aim of this research was to characterize the structure and corrosion properties of electrochemically produced Ni/Al2O3 nanocomposite coatings. The coatings were produced in a Watts bath modified by nickel grain growth inhibitor, cationic surfactant and the addition of alumina particles (low concentration 5 g/L. The process has been carried out with mechanical and ultrasonic agitation. The Ni/Al2O3 nanocomposite coatings were characterized by SEM, XRD and TEM techniques. In order to evaluate corrosion resistance of produced coatings, the corrosion studies have been carried out by the potentiodynamic method in a 0.5 M NaCl solution. The corrosion current, corrosion potential and corrosion rate were determined. Investigations of the morphology, topography and corrosion damages of the produced surface layers were performed by scanning microscope techniques. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.22.1.7407

  20. Sulfuric acid baking and leaching of spent Co-Mo/Al2O3 catalyst.

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    Kim, Hong-In; Park, Kyung-Ho; Mishra, Devabrata

    2009-07-30

    Dissolution of metals from a pre-oxidized refinery plant spent Co-Mo/Al(2)O(3) catalyst have been tried through low temperature (200-450 degrees C) sulfuric acid baking followed by mild leaching process. Direct sulfuric acid leaching of the same sample, resulted poor Al and Mo recoveries, whereas leaching after sulfuric acid baking significantly improved the recoveries of above two metals. The pre-oxidized spent catalyst, obtained from a Korean refinery plant found to contain 40% Al, 9.92% Mo, 2.28% Co, 2.5% C and trace amount of other elements such as Fe, Ni, S and P. XRD results indicated the host matrix to be poorly crystalline gamma- Al(2)O(3). The effect of various baking parameters such as catalyst-to-acid ratio, baking temperature and baking time on percentage dissolutions of metals has been studied. It was observed that, metals dissolution increases with increase in the baking temperature up to 300 degrees C, then decreases with further increase in the baking temperature. Under optimum baking condition more than 90% Co and Mo, and 93% Al could be dissolved from the spent catalyst with the following leaching condition: H(2)SO(4)=2% (v/v), temperature=95 degrees C, time=60 min and Pulp density=5%. PMID:19121897

  1. Ethanol gas sensing properties of Al2O3-doped ZnO thick film resistors

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    D R Patil; L A Patil; D P Amalnerkar

    2007-12-01

    The characterization and ethanol gas sensing properties of pure and doped ZnO thick films were investigated. Thick films of pure zinc oxide were prepared by the screen printing technique. Pure zinc oxide was almost insensitive to ethanol. Thick films of Al2O3 (1 wt%) doped ZnO were observed to be highly sensitive to ethanol vapours at 300°C. Aluminium oxide grains dispersed around ZnO grains would result into the barrier height among the grains. Upon exposure of ethanol vapours, the barrier height would decrease greatly leading to drastic increase in conductance. It is reported that the surface misfits, calcination temperature and operating temperature can affect the microstructure and gas sensing performance of the sensor. The efforts are, therefore, made to create surface misfits by doping Al2O3 into zinc oxide and to study the sensing performance. The quick response and fast recovery are the main features of this sensor. The effects of microstructure and additive concentration on the gas response, selectivity, response time and recovery time of the sensor in the presence of ethanol vapours were studied and discussed.

  2. Crystalline gamma-Al2O3 physical vapour deposition-coating for steel thixoforging tools.

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    Bobzin, K; Hirt, G; Bagcivan, N; Khizhnyakova, L; Ewering, M

    2011-10-01

    The process of thixoforming, which has been part of many researches during the last decades, combines the advantages of forging and casting for the shaping of metallic components. But due to the high temperatures of semi-solid steel alloys high demands on the tools are requested. To resists the thermal and mechanical loads (wear, friction, thermal and thermomechanical fatigue) protecting thin films are necessary. In this regard crystalline gamma-Al2O3 deposited via Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) is a promising candidate: It exhibits high thermal stability, high oxidation resistance and high hot hardness. In the present work the application of a (Ti, Al)N/gamma-Al2O3 coating deposited by means of Magnetron Sputter Ion Plating in an industrial coating unit is presented. The coating was analysed by means of Rockwell test, nanoindentation, and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The coated tool was tested in thixoforging experiments with steel grade X210CrW12 (AlSI D6). The surface of the coated dies was examined with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) after 22, 42, 90 and 170 forging cycles. PMID:22400259

  3. Vanadium-Al2O3 nanostructured thin films prepared by pulsed laser deposition: Optical switching

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    The formation and optical response of VO x nanoparticles embedded in amorphous aluminium oxide (Al2O3) thin films by pulsed laser deposition is studied. The thin films have been grown by alternate laser ablation of V and Al2O3 targets, which has resulted in a multilayer structure with embedded nanoparticles. The V content has been varied by changing the number of pulses on the V target. It is found that VO x nanoparticles with dimensions around 5 nm have been formed. The structural analysis shows that the vanadium nanoparticles are oxidized, although probably there is not a unique oxide phase for each sample. The films show a different optical response depending on their vanadium content. Optical switching as a function of temperature has been observed for the two films with the highest vanadium content, at transition temperatures of about -20 deg. C and 315 deg. C thus suggesting the presence of nanoparticles with compositions V4O7 and V2O5, respectively

  4. Plasma-Assisted ALD of an Al2O3 Permeation Barrier Layer on Plastic

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    雷雯雯; 李兴存; 陈强; 王正铎

    2012-01-01

    Atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique is used in the preparation of organic/inorganic layers, which requires uniform surfaces with their thickness down to several nanometers. For film with such thickness, the growth mode defined as the arrangement of clusters on the surface during the growth is of significance. In this work, Al2O3 thin film was deposited on various interfacial species of pre-treated polyethylene terephthalate (PET, 12 μm) by plasma assisted atomic layer deposition (PA-ALD), where trimethyl aluminium was used as the Al precursor and O2 as the oxygen source. The interracial species, -NH3, -OH, and -COOH as well as SiCHO (derived from monomer of HMDSO plasma), were grafted previously by plasma and chemical treatments. The growth mode of PA-ALD Al2O3 was then investigated in detail by combining results from in-situ diagnosis of spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) and ex-situ characterization of as-deposited layers from the morphologies scanned by atomic force microscopy (AFM). In addition, the oxygen transmission rates (OTR) of the original and treated plastic films were measured. The possible reasons for the dependence of the OTR values on the surface species were explored.

  5. Micromachining of AlN and Al2O3 Using Fiber Laser

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    Florian Preusch

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available We report on high precision high speed micromachining of Al2O3 and AlN using pulsed near infrared fiber laser. Ablation thresholds are determined to be 30 J/cm2 for alumina and 18 J/cm2 for aluminum nitride. The factors influencing the efficiency and quality of 3D micromachining, namely the surface roughness, the material removal rate and the ablation depth accuracy are determined as a function of laser repetition rate and pulse overlap. Using a fluence of 64 J/cm², we achieve a material removal rate of up to 94 mm³/h in Al2O3 and 135 mm³/h in AlN for high pulse overlaps (89% and 84%. A minimum roughness of 1.5 μm for alumina and 1.65 μm for aluminum nitride can be accomplished for medium pulse overlaps (42% to 56%. In addition, ablation depth deviation of the micromachining process of smaller than 8% for alumina and 2% for aluminum nitride are achieved. Based on these results, by structuring exemplarily 3D structures we demonstrate the potential of high quality and efficient 3D micromachining using pulsed fiber laser.

  6. Superficial modifications in TiO2 and Al2O3 ceramics

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    Santos Flávio de Paula

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The properties of hydrophilicity or hydrophobicity of materials are defined mainly, though not exclusively, by their composition, morphology and surface energy. In this work, titanium dioxide (TiO2 and aluminum oxide-alumina (Al2O3 ceramics prepared by uniaxial pressing were studied in terms of surface energy. The surfaces of these ceramics were treated with nitrogen plasma, using a stainless steel reactor excited by a 13,6 MHz radio frequency operating at 50 W input power and 13 Pa nitrogen pressure. The surface morphology was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM analysis. Surface energy and contact angle measurements were taken using a RAMÉ-HART goniometer. These measurements were taken as function of time, over a 21-day period. The contact angle and surface energy values were found to change by almost 34% in comparison to their initial values immediately following plasma treatment. Nonetheless, the hydrophilic character of the Al2O3 and TiO2 remained constant throughout the test period.

  7. Structural consideration of antimony pentafluoride deposited on metal oxides (SiO2, Al2O3, and SiO2-Al2O3) by X-ray absorption (EXAFS/XANES) spectroscopy

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    Using EXAFS/XANES, the structural environments of antimony pentafluoride deposited on SiO2, Al2O3, and SiO2-Al2O3 oxides are investigated to generate strong acid sites on the oxides. Sb-ligand bond lengths for SbF5 deposited on the oxides vary depending on the type of oxide. 31 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs

  8. Comparative study on interface and bulk charges in AlGaN/GaN metal-insulator-semiconductor heterostructures with Al2O3, AlN, and Al2O3/AlN laminated dielectrics

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    Zhu, Jie-Jie; Ma, Xiao-Hua; Chen, Wei-Wei; Hou, Bin; Xie, Yong; Hao, Yue

    2016-05-01

    In this paper, the interface and bulk charges in AlGaN/GaN metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) heterostructures with AlN, Al2O3, and Al2O3/AlN laminated dielectrics were studied. In situ plasma pretreatment resulted negligible interface trap states and voltage hysteresis. The fixed charge density at Al2O3/AlN (or Al2O3/barrier) interface was estimated to be 1.66 × 1013 cm-2 by using flat-band voltage shift, and the oxide bulk charge concentration was 2.86 × 1017 cm-3. The interface charge density at other interfaces were at the order of 1011 cm-2. Simulation results using the above charge density/concentration indicated that Al2O3/AlN interface fixed charges dominated the dielectric-related voltage shift in AlGaN/GaN MIS heterostructures, which caused a large voltage shift of -3 V with 10 nm Al2O3 thickness, while the flat-band voltage variety resulting from other types of charges was within 0.1 V.

  9. Interface optimization and modification of band offsets of ALD-derived Al2O3/HfO2/Al2O3/Ge gate stacks by annealing temperature

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    Highlights: • Al2O3/HfO2/Al2O3 gate stacks have been deposited on Ge substrate by ALD. • Reduction in GeOx component and formation of HfAlO have been detected. • Increase in ΔEc and reductions in Eg and ΔEv have been observed. - Abstract: Interfacial thermal stability and band alignment of ALD-derived Al2O3/HfO2/Al2O3/Ge gate stacks have been investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and spectroscopy ellipsometry (SE) as a function of annealing temperature. It has been found that reduction in interfacial GeOx component and formation of HfAlO alloy layer have been detected with increasing the annealing temperature from 500 to 700 °C. Combined with analysis from XPS and SE, the increase in conduction band offset and reductions in band gap and valence band offset have been observed. When annealing temperature reaches 700 °C, the valence band offset has been reduced to 0.88 eV, which is smaller than the minimal requirement of ΔEv values for high-k dielectrics and, thus, leads to unacceptably high leakage currents. Therefore, annealing temperature should be carefully controlled to guarantee excellent properties of Al2O3/HfO2/Al2O3/Ge gate stacks in future Ge-based MOS devices

  10. Instability investigation of In0.7Ga0.3As quantum-well MOSFETs with Al2O3 and Al2O3/HfO2

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    Kwon, Hyuk-Min; Kim, Do-Kywn; Lim, Sung-Kyu; Hwang, Hae-Chul; Son, Seung Woo; Park, Jung Ho; Park, Won-Sang; Kim, Jin Su; Shin, Chan-Soo; Park, Won-Kyu; Lee, Jung Hee; Kim, Taewoo; Kim, Dae-Hyun

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    We present an instability investigation of In0.7Ga0.3As quantum-well (QW) metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistors (MOSFETs) on InP substrate with Al2O3 and Al2O3/HfO2 gate stacks. The device with bi-layer Al2O3/HfO2 gate stack exhibits larger shift in threshold-voltage (ΔVT) under a constant-voltage-stress condition (CVS), than one with single Al2O3 gate stack. At cryogenic temperature, the device with bi-layer Al2O3/HfO2 gate stack also induces worse hysteresis behavior than one with single Al2O3 gate stack. These are mainly attributed to more traps inside the HfO2 material, yielding a charge build-up inside the HfO2 gate dielectric. This strongly calls for a follow-up process to minimize those traps within the high-k dielectric layer and eventually to improve the reliability of InGaAs MOSFETs with HfO2-based high-k gate dielectric.

  11. Choque térmico em filtros cerâmicos do sistema Al2O3-SiC Thermal shock on ceramic filters in the system Al2O3-SiC

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    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available Em diversas aplicações as cerâmicas celulares são submetidas a tensões térmicas severas, tal como na filtração de metais fundidos. Contudo, há poucos estudos sobre o desempenho ao choque térmico destes materiais. Uma das razões é que a metodologia para análise desta classe de materiais deve ser distinta daquela utilizada para os materiais cerâmicos densos. Isto porque no caso dos materiais celulares para filtração de metais fundidos o meio causador do choque térmico infiltra-se rapidamente na estrutura reticular de poros, reduzindo o gradiente de temperatura entre a superfície externa e a do interior do corpo. Neste contexto, a proposta do presente trabalho é verificar os efeitos de algumas propriedades dos filtros cerâmicos em seu comportamento mecânico durante testes de choque térmico em água. As propriedades consideradas são a permeabilidade, a condutividade térmica e a área superficial específica dos filtros. Para isto foram utilizados os filtros cerâmicos do sistema de Al2O3-SiC de 8, 10, 20 e 30 ppi (poros por polegada linear.In many applications, open-cell ceramics are expected to undergo severe thermal stresses, for instance, in their use as molten metal filters. However, only a few studies have considered the thermal shock behavior of these materials. One of the main reasons is the theoretical approach used for dense ceramics which may not be valid for porous materials. In this context, the aim of this work is to analyze the effects of permeability, specific surface area and thermal conductivity on the mechanical behavior of ceramic filters subjected to water quenching tests. Al2O3-SiC filters with nominal cell sizes, expressed as the number of pores per linear inch (ppi, ranged from 8 to 30 ppi were used in the experimental tests.

  12. New half-film method for measuring Al2O3 film MTF of 3rd generation image intensifier

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    Cheng, Yaojin; Shi, Feng; Bai, Xiaofeng; Zhu, Yufeng; Yan, Lei; Liu, Feng; Li, Min

    2012-10-01

    In 3rd generation image intensifier, Al2O3 film on the input of MCP is a serious influence factor on device MTF due to its electron scattering process. There are no reportes about how to measure the MTF of Al2O3 film. In this paper a new Half-film comparssion test method is creatively established for determing the film MTF, which overcomes the difficulty of measuring super thin film less than a few nm. In this way, the MTF curves of 10nm Al2O3 film can be accurately obtained. The measurement results show that 10nm Al2O3 film obviously decay the MTF performance of the 3rd generation image intensifier and take an important role in the improvement work of 3rd generation image intensifier MTF and resolution performances.

  13. Enhanced charge storage performance in AlTi4Ox/Al2O3 multilayer charge trapping memory devices

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    Gong, Changjie; Ou, Xin; Xu, Bo; Lan, Xuexin; Lei, Yan; Lu, Jianxin; Chen, Yan; Yin, Jiang; Xia, Yidong; Liu, Zhiguo; Li, Aidong; Yan, Feng

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    The charge-trapping memory devices with the structures p-Si/Al2O3/AlTi4Ox/Al2O3/Pt were fabricated by using atomic layer deposition and RF magnetron sputtering techniques, and a memory window of 6.61 V and a high charge-trapping density of 1.29 × 1013 cm-2 at gate voltage of ±11 V have been obtained. The remarkable charge-trapping effect in the high-k composite oxide layer was ascribed to the electron-occupied defect states formed by the inter-diffusion at the interface of TiO2/Al2O3. An Al2O3 layer intercalated in the charge-trapping layer AlTi4Ox enlarged the memory window to 14.59 V and also improved the data retention property by suppressing the vertical charge migration.

  14. Methanol synthesis from CO2 hydrogenation over Cu based catalyst supported on zirconia modified γ-Al2O3

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    The effect of zirconia modification on γ-Al2O3 support to the Cu based catalyst was studied. It is found that the catalytic activity and methanol selectivity of the catalyst after Zr addition are both improved. The influences of reaction temperature, space velocity and the molar ratio of H2:CO2 on Cu/γ-Al2O3 and 12Cu10Zr/γ-Al2O3 catalyst were also studied. The results indicate that low temperature, high space velocity and proper molar ratio of H2/CO2 are advantageous to methanol synthesis. The XRD and TPR characterization show that the addition of Zr enhances the dispersion of CuO species, which is responsible for the enhanced catalytic performance of Cu based catalyst supported on zirconia modified γ-Al2O3 catalyst

  15. The Influence of Nano-Al2O3 Additive on the Adhesion between Epoxy Resin and Steel Substrate

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    ZHAILan-lan; LINGGuo-ping

    2004-01-01

    The influence of nano-A1203 additive on the adhesion between epoxy resin and steel substrate has been investigated. The results of tensile testing indicated that the adhesion strength was increased dramatically by addition of Al2O3 nanoparticles in epoxy resin compared with that of the unmodified resin. The highest adhesion strength was obtained with 1 wt% nano-Al2O3 added in epoxy adhesive, more than two times higher than that of the unmodified. Scanning electronic microscope (SEM) revealed that a boundary layer exists between epoxy and steel substrate, energy spectrum analysis indicates there is enrichment of the nano-Al2O3 particle. Those results confirmed that the nano-Al2O3 additive was closely related to the change of interface morphology and the improvement of adhesion strength. The reason for adhesion improvement was also be discussed.

  16. Effect of the addition of Al2O3 nanoparticles on the magnetic properties of Fe soft magnetic composites

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    Peng, Yuandong; Nie, Junwu; Zhang, Wenjun; Ma, Jian; Bao, Chongxi; Cao, Yang

    2016-02-01

    We investigated the effect of the addition of Al2O3 nanoparticles on the permeability and core loss of Fe soft magnetic composites coated with silicone. Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis revealed that the surface layer of the powder particles consisted of a thin insulating Al2O3 layer with uniform surface coverage. The permeability and core loss of the composite with the Al2O3 addition annealed at 650 °C were excellent. The results indicated that the Al2O3 nanoparticle addition increases the permeability stablility with changing frequency and decreases the core loss over a wide range of frequencies.

  17. Surface Modification of Al2O3 Fiber with Binary Nanoparticles using a Dry-Mechanical Coating Technique

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    Integrating materials with different functionalities into a composite material to obtain synergetic properties has generated considerable interest in various scientific and technical fields. In this study, a dry-mechanical coating process was used to fix nanosized Al2O3 and CuO particles directly onto the surface of Al2O3 fiber substrates by employing high shear and compression forces. The resulting composite materials showed good dispersion and homogeneous distribution of Al2O3 and CuO nanoparticles. Important coating parameters, including initial particle loadings and processing times were investigated for their effects on coating characteristics and product properties. The experimental results showed that the product surface area increased with higher nanoparticle loadings. The degree of dispersion and homogenous distribution of Al2O3 nanoparticles with CuO nanoparticles increased with the processing time. Additionally, the crystalline phase of raw materials was preserved during the coating process under the conditions studied in this work

  18. Separating macrostresses from microstresses in Al2O3–15 vol%SiC particulate reinforced composites

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    Macrostresses and microstresses coexist in ceramics, but are difficult to distinguish. In this work, these two types of residual stresses were separated by comparing the stress levels on the mechanically and argon beam polished surfaces of Al2O3–15 vol%SiC particulate reinforced composites. Stresses were measured using the shift of a Raman peak of β-SiC, the shift of a luminescence line of α-Al2O3 and a self-consistent approach. The critical grain size of SiC, over which will result in the crack formation in Al2O3 matrix, was calculated to be 13.5–26.4 μm. New microcracking did not form in Al2O3 grains during progressive mechanical polishing

  19. Catalytic activity of cerium-doped Ru/Al2O3 during ozonation of dimethyl phthalate

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    Yunrui ZHOU; Wanpeng ZHU; Xun CHEN

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, factors influencing the mineraliza-tion of dimethyl phthalate (DMP) during catalytic ozona-tion with a cerium-doped Ru/Al2O3 catalyst were studied. The catalytic contribution was calculated through the results of a companrison experiment. It showed that doping cerium significantly enhanced catalytic activity. The total organic carbon (TOC) removal over the doped catalyst at 100 rain reached 75.1%, 61.3% using Ru/Al2O3 catalyst and only 14.0% using ozone alone. Catalytic activity reached the maximum when 0.2% of ruthenium and 1.0% of cerium'were simultaneously loaded onto Al2O3 support. Results of experiments on oxidation by ozone alone, adsorption of the catalyst, Ce ion's and heterogeneous catalytic ozonation confirmed that the contribution of het-erogeneous catalytic ozonation was about 50%, which showed the obvious effect of Ru-Ce/Al2O3 on catalytic activity.

  20. Self-Propagating High- Temperature Reductive Synthesis of TiB2-Al2O3 Composite Powders

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    YU Zhiqiang; YANG Zhenguo

    2007-01-01

    TiB2-Al2O3 composite powders were produced by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis(SHS) method with reductive process from B2O3-TiO2-Al system. X-ray diffraction(XRD) and scanning electron microscopy(SEM) analyses show the presence of TiB2 and Al2O3 only in the composite powders produced by SHS. The powders are uniform and free-agglomerate. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)and high resolution electron microscopy (HREM) observation of microstructure of the composite powders indicate that the interfaces of the TiB2-Al2O3 bond well, without any interfacial reaction products. It is proposed that the good interfacial bonding of the composite powders can be resulted from the TiB2 particles crystallizing and growing on the Al2O3 particles surface with surface defects acting as nucleation centers.

  1. Epitaxial growth and electrochemical transfer of graphene on Ir(111)/α-Al2O3(0001) substrates

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    Koh, Shinji; Saito, Yuta; Kodama, Hideyuki; Sawabe, Atsuhito

    2016-07-01

    Low-pressure chemical vapor deposition growth of graphene on Iridium (Ir) layers epitaxially deposited on α-Al2O3 (0001) substrates was investigated. The X-ray diffraction, Raman and reflection high energy electron diffraction characterizations revealed that graphene films were epitaxially grown on Ir(111) layers, and the in-plane epitaxial relationship between graphene, Ir(111), and α-Al2O3(0001) was graphene ⟨ 1 1 ¯ 00 ⟩//Ir⟨ 11 2 ¯ ⟩//α-Al2O3⟨ 11 2 ¯ 0 ⟩. The graphene on Ir(111) was electrochemically transferred onto SiO2/Si substrates. We also demonstrated the reuse of the Ir(111)/α-Al2O3(0001) substrates in multiple growth and transfer cycles.

  2. Effect of Al2O3 on the friction performance of P/M composite materials for friction applications

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    Ivǎnuş, R. C.; ǎnuş, D., IV; Cǎlmuc, F.

    2010-06-01

    Bronze bearings are one of most used friction materials. In those applications where higher mechanical properties are needed, iron base bearings can be an alternative to bronze base materials, or other alloying elements added to bronze. The paper presents the results obtained in metal matrix composites field with friction characteristics, for automotive brakes, by P/M. The scope of these researches was the improvement of wear resistance and friction properties of metal matrix composites. Friction-wear properties of the Al2O3 reinforced samples were measured and compared with those of plain bronze based ones. For this purpose, density, hardness, friction coefficient wear behaviour of the samples were tested.Microstructures of samples before and after sintering and worn surfaces were also investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and the wear types were determined. The optimum friction-wear behaviour was obtained in the sample compacted at 500 MPa and sintered at 820°C. Density of the final samples decreased with increasing the amount of reinforcing elements (Al2O3) before presintering. However after sintering, there is no change in density of the samples including reinforcing elements (Al2O3). With increasing friction surface temperature, a reduction in the friction coefficient of the samples was observed. However, the highest reductions in the friction coefficients were observed in the as-received samples containing 0,5% reinforced Al2O3. The SEM images of the sample indicated that while bronze-based break lining material without Al2O3 showed abrasive wear behaviour, increasing the amount of Al2O3 resulted in a change of abrasive to adhesive wear mechanism. With increasing the amount of reinforcing Al2O3, wear resistance of the samples was increased. However samples reinforced with 5% and 6% Al2O3 showed the best results.

  3. Process of obtaining and characterization of Al2 O3-Si C-Zr O2 composite

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    Improvements in mechanical properties of structural ceramics have been achieved by adding zirconia and silicon carbide to alumina ceramics. The process of obtaining the Al2 O3 - Si C-ZrO2 composite by employing cheap minerals such as kaolinite or kyanite and zircon as precursors has been considered in this work. Zirconia from zircon was introduced to improvement the fracture toughness of Al2 O3 - Si C composite. An induction furnace was used with argon injection to carry out the carbothermal reactions at 1500 deg C. The thermo dynamics of the process indicates that the powder of Al2 O3-Si C-Zr C is preferentially formed, After formation this composite powder, Zr C was oxidized into ZrO2. The partial pressure of CO and Si O controls the Al2 O3-Si C-Zr C formation. Variations of kaolinite, kyanite and zircon content did not result on different product formation, but rather different compositions of Al2 O3- Si C-Zr C composite powder. A strong oxidizing agent, KNO3, was employed to oxidized Zr C. The amount of tetragonal zirconia formed is determined by the oxidation procedure. In general, a homogeneous mixture of Al2 O3, Si C and ZrO2 (monoclinic and tetragonal) is obtained. Densification by uniaxial hot pressing was used to form the Al2 O3-Si C-ZrO2 composite. The effect of zirconia concentration on composite toughness was evaluated. The composite with 8% vol. ZrO2 and 23% vol. Si C has shown improvements in fracture toughness compared with other compositions containing higher amount of ZrO2. The current results highlight the technical feasibility of processing Al2 O3 - Si C-ZrO2 composite by using carbothermal reaction of zircon and alumino silicates. (author)

  4. Characterization of Industrial Pt-Sn/Al2O3 Catalyst and Transient Product Formations during Propane Dehydrogenation

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    Kah Sing Ho; Joanna Jo Ean Chye; Sim Yee Chin; Chin Kui Cheng

    2013-01-01

    The major problem plaguing propane dehydrogenation process is the coke formation on the Pt-Sn/Al2O3 catalyst which leads to catalyst deactivation. Due to information paucity, the physicochemical characteristics of the commercially obtained regenerated Pt-Sn/Al2O3 catalyst (operated in moving bed reactor) and coke formation at different temperatures of reaction were discussed. The physicochemical characterization of regenerated catalyst gave a BET surface area of 104.0 m2/g with graphitic carb...

  5. On the Control of the Fixed Charge Densities in Al2O3-Based Silicon Surface Passivation Schemes.

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    Simon, Daniel K; Jordan, Paul M; Mikolajick, Thomas; Dirnstorfer, Ingo

    2015-12-30

    A controlled field-effect passivation by a well-defined density of fixed charges is crucial for modern solar cell surface passivation schemes. Al2O3 nanolayers grown by atomic layer deposition contain negative fixed charges. Electrical measurements on slant-etched layers reveal that these charges are located within a 1 nm distance to the interface with the Si substrate. When inserting additional interface layers, the fixed charge density can be continuously adjusted from 3.5 × 10(12) cm(-2) (negative polarity) to 0.0 and up to 4.0 × 10(12) cm(-2) (positive polarity). A HfO2 interface layer of one or more monolayers reduces the negative fixed charges in Al2O3 to zero. The role of HfO2 is described as an inert spacer controlling the distance between Al2O3 and the Si substrate. It is suggested that this spacer alters the nonstoichiometric initial Al2O3 growth regime, which is responsible for the charge formation. On the basis of this charge-free HfO2/Al2O3 stack, negative or positive fixed charges can be formed by introducing additional thin Al2O3 or SiO2 layers between the Si substrate and this HfO2/Al2O3 capping layer. All stacks provide very good passivation of the silicon surface. The measured effective carrier lifetimes are between 1 and 30 ms. This charge control in Al2O3 nanolayers allows the construction of zero-fixed-charge passivation layers as well as layers with tailored fixed charge densities for future solar cell concepts and other field-effect based devices. PMID:26618751

  6. Microstructure and spectral selectivity of Mo-Al2O3 solar selective absorbing coatings after annealing

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    Mo, Al2O3 single layer, Mo-Al2O3 granular cermet layer, Mo/Al2O3 tandem and an optimized Mo-Al2O3 multilayer coating with a double cermet layer configuration were deposited on stainless steel substrates by magnetron sputtering technique. The samples were annealed in vacuum at different temperatures ranging from 350 deg. C to 1000 deg. C for 2-5 h to evaluate their thermal stability. The spectral absorbance and thermal emissivity for the multi-layer selective coatings in the region of 1.3-25 μm were 0.91-0.93 and 0.19-0.27, respectively, depending on heat treatment temperature. Increasing annealing temperature has more obvious influence on the rise of emissivity than the drop of spectral absorbance. The microstructure, surface morphology, composition distribution and diffusion for various films before and after high temperature aging were investigated employing scanning electronic microscopy, X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Fe2O3, as a diffusion barrier between Mo layer and SS substrate, effectively holds back the presence of Mo2C and Fe2MoC complex phases. Al2O3 is a stable phase even at 1000 deg. C for 3 h. However, defects such as widened boundaries, cracks and holes, which could appear in Al2O3 layer when heated at higher temperature than 650 deg. C, will provide the paths of Mo diffusion. Two diffusion modes of Mo, including inner self-congregation of Mo inside the cermet layer and Mo infiltration through the Al2O3 layer in Mo/Al2O3 tandem at 800 deg. C for 5 h, were observed after annealing

  7. Deposition of alumina thin film by dual magnetron sputtering: Is it γ-Al2O3?

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    Alumina thin films were deposited by reactive dual magnetron sputtering at 550 °C on cemented carbide substrates. A Young’s modulus of 315 GPa and a Vickers hardness of 2348 were determined by nanoindentation and were compared to reference materials. The crystal structure of such films is usually referred to as γ-Al2O3; however, the crystal structure of cubic γ-Al2O3 is not well defined, not even for bulk materials. The alumina grain size of the films was about 50 nm as measured by dark-field imaging in a transmission electron microscope. The energy-filtered electron diffraction patterns were segmented: one part showed an amorphous intensity distribution, not known for γ-Al2O3, the other part contained reflections arranged in rings, the brightest of which had lattice spacings of the (4 0 0) and (4 4 0) reflections of γ-Al2O3. Therefore, the structure of the thin films is referred to as pseudo γ-Al2O3. This nomenclature expresses that this phase is different from γ-Al2O3 but among the Al2O3 phases is most closely related to this phase. Differences between the two crystal structures are highlighted and discussed with respect to lattice spacings, intensities of the various reflections, chemical composition and other physical properties. The pseudo γ-Al2O3 films contained an Al/Ar mole fraction ratio of about 17 as determined by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.

  8. Preparation and properties of gradient Al2O3-ZrO2 ceramic foam by centrifugal slip casting method

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present research is to provide a novel technique for preparing gradient Al2O3-ZrO2 ceramic foams. This technique used epispastic polystyrene spheres to array templates and centrifugal slip casting to obtain cell struts with gradient distribution of Al2O3 and ZrO2 particles and high packing density. Aqueous Al2O3-20vol.% ZrO2 slurries with 20vol.% solid contents were prepared and the dispersion and rheological characteristics of the slurries were investigated. The settling velocity and mass segregation of Al2O3 and ZrO2 particles at different centrifugal accelerations were calculated and studied. The drying behavior, macrostructure, microstructure, compressive property and resistance to thermal shock of the sintered products were also investigated. The results show that the difference of settling velocity of Al2O3 and ZrO2 particles increases and mass segregation becomes acute with an increase in centrifugal acceleration. The cell struts prepared at a centrifugal acceleration of 1,690 g have high sintered density (99.0% TD and continuous gradient distribution of Al2O3 and ZrO2 particles. When sintered at 1,550 oC for 2 h, the cell size of gradient Al2O3-ZrO2 foam is approximately uniform, about 1.1 mm. With the porosity of gradient Al2O3-ZrO2 ceramic foams increasing from 75.3% to 83.0%, the compressive strength decreases from 4.4 to 2.4 MPa, and the ceramic foams can resist 8-11 repeated thermal shock from 1,100 oC to room temperature.

  9. Effect of α-Al2O3 on in situ synthesis low density O'-sialon multiphase ceramics

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    Highlights: → In situ formed low density O'-sialon multiphase ceramics were fabricated successfully at a low temperature of 1420 deg. C with α-Si3N4, SiO2 and α-Al2O3 as raw materials. → Formation of nearly single-phase O'-sialon was achieved in the sample with 10.42 wt.% α-Al2O3. → The effect of α-Al2O3 on in situ formed low density O'-sialon multiphase ceramics was discussed. → The actual substitution parameter x value of O'-sialon was estimated via lattice correction. - Abstract: In this paper, the effect of α-Al2O3 on in situ synthesis low density O'-sialon multiphase ceramics was investigated. Thermodynamics analysis was used to illustrate the feasibility of synthesizing O'-sialon at a low temperature of 1420 deg. C. The crystalline phase and microstructure were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM), respectively. The actual substitution parameter x value of O'-sialon was estimated via lattice correction. The results showed that, O'-sialon multiphase ceramics with different x values could be synthesized successfully through varying α-Al2O3 content. Bulk densities of samples ranging from 1.64 to 2.11 g cm-3 were adjusted with the percentage of α-Al2O3 increasing from 5.21 wt.% to 15.62 wt.%. Formation of nearly single-phase O'-sialon was obtained in the sample containing 10.42 wt.% α-Al2O3. The actual substitution parameter x increased with the increase of α-Al2O3, whereas it was lower than the original designation, and the O'-sialon with a low x value was achieved.

  10. Effects of temperature and ionization density in medical luminescence dosimetry using Al2O3:C

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    A new system containing small crystals of aluminum oxide doped with carbon (Al2O3:C) attached to optical fiber cables has recently been introduced. During irradiation, the system monitors the radioluminescence (RL)from the crystals and after irradiation, an optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signal can be read out by stimulating the crystal with light. This thesis applies the initial part and the total area of the resulting OSL decay curve for dosimetry measurements and investigates the effects of temperature and proton energy, i.e. ionization density, on the RL and OSL signals from Al2O3:C. In the temperature study, it was found that the OSL signal depends on both irradiation and stimulation temperature while the RL signal is effected only by the irradiation temperature. The initial OSL signal is increasing with temperature whereas the total OSL area is decreasing. Therefore, if the irradiation temperature is kept constant, one can find an integration time which provides an OSL signal independent of stimulation temperature. Overall, the RL and OSL signals vary between -0.2 to 0.6% per C. Thermal effects were simulated with a band structure model and indicated that the temperature effects are caused by the combined efforts of energetic shallow traps and thermal excitation from intermediate states in deeper traps. In the study of ionization density, we investigated protons with energies between 10 and 60 MeV (4.57 to 1.08 keV/μm in water). Experimentally, we observed that the initial OSL signalprovided a signal independent of linear energy transfer (LET) for allenergies at 0.3 Gy. The total OSL area showed an LET dependent behavior atall doses and energies. We used track structure theory (TST) to give possible explanations for the LET dependence of the OSL signal. From these calculations, we found that the initial OSL signal is, in general, not LET independent which makes Al2O3:C unsuitable for OSL proton dosimetry. The initial OSL signal can, however, be

  11. A study of Al2O3 films on CLAM substrate

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    Full text of publication follows: The Dual-Functional Lithium-Lead Blanket Module (DFLL-TBM) system is designed to demonstrate and validate the technologies of both the helium-cooled blanket and the helium/lithium-lead dual-cooled blanket, and there will be several relevant concept designs in China. Considering the fugacity of the tritium and its very low solubility in liquid LiPb, tritium is very easy to permeate out of the blanket, and this will result in the losing of nuclear fuel and the potential radioactive hazard to the circumstance. Additional liquid LiPb flowing in the blanket will produce serious MHD effects and corrupt the structural material. After many years of research in this field, it's considered possible to produce a coating on the structural materials which have advantages such as anti-irradiation-swelling, low thermal expansion coefficient and higher thermal conductance, to reduce tritium permeation, mitigate MHD effects and corrosion by the liquid LiPb. Chinese Low Activation Martensitic (CLAM) Steel was designed to be used as the structural material in the DFLL-TBM and the future DEMO reactor because of its high quality. It is recognized that large quantities of ceramics will be needed in the future for the fabrication of ITER test blanket modules and the ITER driver blanket. Aluminum oxide (Al2O3) ceramic has long been recognized as a promising tritium-breeding material for fusion reactor blankets. Al2O3 films were prepared on CLAM Substrate with the ratio of O2/Ar from 0.1 to 1.2 by RF Magnetron Sputtering method, and the base and the sputtering pressure are 2 x 10-4 Pa and 1 Pa respectively. The existence of nano-scale Al2O3 grains was observed by the Scanning Electronic Microscope(SEM); the structure of the films was investigated by means of X-Ray Diffraction (XRD); the samples were submitted to hydrogen permeation; the resistivity was calculated according to the resistance and the thickness which was measured by interferometer. In this

  12. The Modification of Sodium Polyacrylate Water Solution Cooling Properties by AL2O3

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    2010-01-01

    Based on cooling curves, it can be concluded that for the water solution of sodium polyacrylate with AL2O3 nanoparticles in comparison to water and 10% polymer water solution lower cooling speed is obtained. The cooling medium containing nanoparticles provides lower cooling speed in the smallest surface austenite occurance (500–600 C in the charts of the CTP for most nonalloy structural steels and low-alloy steels. However lower cooling temperature at the beginning of martensitic transformation causes the formation of smaller internal stresses, leading to smaller dimensional changes and hardening deformation. For the quenching media the wetting angle was appointed by the drop-shape method. These studies showed the best wettability of polymer water solution (sodium polyacrylate with the addition of AL2O3 nanoparticles, whose wetting angle was about 65 degrees. Obtaining the smallest wetting angle for the medium containing nanoparticles suggests that the heat transfer to the cooling medium is larger. This allows slower cooling at the same time ensuring its homogeneity. The obtained values of wetting angle confirm the conclusions drawn on the basis of cooling curves and allowus to conclude that in the case of the heat transfer rate it will have a lower value than for water and 10% polymer water solution. In the research on hardened carburized steel samples C10 and 16MnCr5 surface hardness, impact strength and changes in the size of cracks in Navy C-ring sample are examined. On this basis of the obtained results it can be concluded that polymer water solution with nanoparticles allows to obtain a better impact strength at comparable hardness on the surface. Research on the dimensional changes on the basis of the sample of Navy C-ring also shows small dimensional changes for samples carburized and hardened in 10% polymer water solution with the addition of nanoparticles AL2O3. Smaller dimensional changes were obtained for samples of steel 16MnCr5 thanfar C10. The

  13. Preparation and characterization of PEO-PMMA polymer composite electrolytes doped with nano-Al2O3

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    This paper presents the preparation and characterization of a series of PEO-PMMA composites containing different lithium salts (LiClO4 or LiTFSI) with or without nano-Al2O3. Nano-Al2O3 is added to the polymer electrolytes to alter the morphology, ionic conductivity, interfacial and thermal shrinkage properties. Nano-Al2O3 can effectively improve the stability of the polymer electrolyte membrane interface. The tensile strength of the PEO-PMMA-LiTFSI-Al2O3 electrolyte membrane is 3.24 MPa at room temperature. The study shows that the ion conductivities at room temperature for PEO-PMMA-LiTFSI (EO/Li+ = 10) and PEO-PMMA-LiTFSI-Al2O3 (EO/Li+ = 10) are 6.71 × 10−7 S/cm and 9.39 × 10−7 S/cm, respectively. A good dimensional stability was observed for PEO-PMMA-LiTFSI with a thermal shrinkage of 8.7%. The electrochemical windows of PEO-PMMA-LiTFSI and PEO-PMMA-LiTFSI-Al2O3 are all stable up to 4.6 V versus Li+/Li, which makes them good electrolyte candidates of lithium ion batteries with high-potential cathodes

  14. Broadband photoluminescence in the (CaO-Al2O3-SiO2):Eu system

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    Gurin, N. T.; Paksyutov, K. V.; Terent'ev, M. A.; Shirokov, A. V.

    2009-08-01

    Phosphors of the (CaO-Al2O3-SiO2):Eu system obtained by direct solid-state synthesis in air at 1300°C produce broadband photoluminescence (PL) covering the entire visible range under excitation by a nitrogen laser. Upon vacuum annealing, the PL intensity in (CaO-Al2O3-SiO2):Eu and (CaO-Al2O3-2SiO2):Eu samples exhibits a several-fold increase and the latter phosphor yields blue emission according to the CIE color standard. The annealing of a (CaO-Al2O3):Eu composition leads to a change in the emission color from red (close to that according to the EBU scale) to blue (in the same scale). Vacuum-annealed (CaO-2Al2O3):Eu phosphor yields red emission (close to that according to the NTSC scale), while (2CaO-Al2O3):Eu composition exhibits intense purple luminescence.

  15. Synthesis and characterization of translucent MgO-doped Al2O3 hollow spheres in millimeter-scale

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    Highlights: • Millimeter-scale Al2O3 hollow spheres are prepared by template synthesis method. • The mechanisms of Al2O3 hollow sphere formation are revealed. • The laser transmittance of Al2O3 hollow spheres are improved by MgO-doping. - Abstract: Translucent MgO-doped Al2O3 hollow spheres with millimeter-scale in diameter were prepared by a three-sintering-step method using polystyrene (PS) spheres as template through connection function of chitosan-assistant aggregation. The as-prepared hollow spheres were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM) and Electron Probe Microanalysis (EPMA). The results show that the obtained translucent MgO-doped Al2O3 hollow spheres has diameter of 1–2 mm, wall thickness of 130 μm and 532 nm pulse laser transmittance of 50%. It is also noted that the formation of PS–Al2O3 core–shell spheres is based on the connection function of –OH and –NH2 groups in chitosan molecules. This method provides a synthesizing method for preparing translucent millimeter-scale hollow spheres which have a great potential application for Inertial Confined Fusion (ICF) required hollow pellet

  16. Al-Al2O3 core-shell composite by microwave induced oxidation of aluminium powder

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    Microwave processing is gaining importance in the preparation of composite materials mainly because of its predominance in the improvement of uniformity for different phases formed. In the present study, commercial Al powder was heat treated using microwave radiation to synthesize Al-Al2O3 core-shell composite powder. The as received Al powder and the microwave heated Al powders were characterized by X-ray diffractometry (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis and zeta potential measurement. XRD data confirmed the formation of Al-Al2O3 composite. FTIR studies indicated the core-shell type Al-Al2O3 composite formation. SEM observations suggested the formation of Al-Al2O3 core-shell composite. TEM images, corresponding selected area electron diffraction (SAED) patterns and EDX analysis confirmed the Al-Al2O3 core-shell composite development. Zeta potential measurements also indicated that Al core particles were surrounded with Al2O3 shell.

  17. Relation of lifetime to surface passivation for atomic-layer-deposited Al2O3 on crystalline silicon solar cell

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    Highlights: • We investigated the relation of potassium contamination on Si solar wafer to lifetime. • We deposited Al2O3 layer by atomic layer deposition (ALD) on Si solar wafer after several cleaning process. • Potassium can be left on Si surface by incomplete cleaning process and degrade the Al2O3 passivation quality. - Abstract: We investigated the relation of potassium contamination on a crystalline silicon (c-Si) surface after potassium hydroxide (KOH) etching to the lifetime of the c-Si solar cell. Alkaline solution was employed for saw damage removal (SDR), texturing, and planarization of a textured c-Si solar wafer prior to atomic layer deposition (ALD) Al2O3 growth. In the solar-cell manufacturing process, ALD Al2O3 passivation is utilized to obtain higher conversion efficiency. ALD Al2O3 shows excellent surface passivation, though minority carrier lifetime varies with cleaning conditions. In the present study, we investigated the relation of potassium contamination to lifetime in solar-cell processing. The results showed that the potassium-contaminated samples, due to incomplete cleaning of KOH, had a short lifetime, thus establishing that residual potassium can degrade Al2O3 surface passivation

  18. Preparation and Gas Permeation of Supported γ-Al2O3 Membranes Used as Substrate Layer for Microporous Membranes

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    WEI Qi; LI Jianlin; SONG Chunlin

    2005-01-01

    γ-Al2O3 membranes were successfully deposited on the top of porous α-Al2 O3 support by sol-gel process and characterized by means of XRD, SEM, N2 adsorption and gas permeation. The γ-Al2O3 membranes, free of pin-holes and cracks, adhere tightly to the supports and have a thickness of about 7 μm. When sintered at 400 ℃ , γ-Al2 O3 membranes have a narrow pore size distribution, with a pore diameter of 3.6nm,and the transport of both H2 and CO2 in supported γ-Al2 O3 membrane is governed by Knudsen mechanism, with H2 permeance of 3.3 × 10-6 molm-2 Pa 1 s- 1 and H2/ CO2 permselectivity close to the ideal Knudsen value at 50 ℃ . The γ-Al2O3 membranes are suitable for being used as the substrates of microporous membranes.

  19. Electric properties of hyperbranch liquid crystalline/Al2O3/epoxy resin composites%超支化液晶/Al2O3/环氧树脂复合材料电性能研究

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    班建峰; 庞起; 梁春杰; 覃利琴; 韦庆敏

    2012-01-01

    采用机械共混及模压成型工艺将Al2O3粉体,含H20哑铃状液晶化合物(HLCP)与环氧树脂(E-51)共混制备了HLCP/EP/Al2O3复合材料。研究了Al2O3含量对材料热稳定性、导电性能、导热性能及热膨胀的影响。结果表明:材料的导热系数、介电常数及热稳定性随Al2O3含量的增加而增大,当Al2O3粉体质量分数达到70%时,材料导热系数是纯环氧树脂的1.7倍;介电损耗、线膨胀系数随Al2O3含量的增加而减小,当Al2O3粉体质量分数为60%时,介电常数为3.71。同时,由于HLCP网格的存在,降低了材料的内耗,提高了复合材料的玻璃化转变温度,增强了电性能。%The EP/HCLP/Al2O3 composites were prepared by mchanical mixing and compression molding of Al2O3 powder,dumbbell-shaped liquid crystal compounds containing H20(HLCP) and epoxy resin(E-51).The effect of Al2O3 content on the thermal stability,electric properties,heat conducting property and thermal expansion of the composites were studied.The results showed that the thermal conductivity,dielectric constant and thermal stability were increased with the increasing of Al2O3 content.The thermal conductivity of the material with Al2O3 powder mass fraction of 70% was 1.7 times than that of pure epoxy resin.The dielectric loss and linear expansion coefficient were decreased with the increasing of Al2O3 content.The dielectric constant of the composite with Al2O3 powder mass fraction of 60% was 3.71.The same time,due to the existence of liquid crystal compound(HLCP) grid,the internal friction of the material was reduced.The composite glass transition temperature was improved and electrical properties were enhanced.

  20. Investigation of a novel Al2O3. C, Mg fluorescent nuclear track detector

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    A new optical, non-destructive method of detecting and imaging individual heavy charged particle tracks using Fluorescent Nuclear Track Detectors (FNTD) is investigated as a possible spectroscopic technology for heavy charged particles of low and high linear energy transfer (LET). The technique uses new luminescent aluminum oxide single crystals having aggregate oxygen vacancy defects and doped with Mg (Al2O3: C,Mg) in combination with laser scanning confocal fluorescence microscopy. Spectroscopic capabilities of this new method were previously demonstrated for energetic heavy ions of LET∞H2O ranging from 2.2 to 8767 keV/μm. This report shows the ability of FNTDs to detect protons with LET∞H2O as low as 0.5 keV/μm. The new technology is intended for use in neutron detection and dosimetry, proton and heavy ion radiobiology, and space radiation dosimetry as well as in nuclear and particle physics research. (author)

  1. Surface Oxidation of Al2O3/SiC Nanocomposite: Phase Transformation and Microstructure

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    Cai Shu; Peng Zhenzhen; Feng Jie; Lu Feng

    2005-01-01

    The surface oxidation behavior of pressureless sintered Al2O3/SiC nanocomposite was studied from 1000 to 1400 ℃ for more than 10 h in air. Weight gain during the process of heat treatment was measured by TG analysis. Phase transformation and microstructure changes of these specimens due to oxidation were investigated with X-ray diffraction (XRD), SEM and EDX technology. Thermogravimetric analysis show that the weight gain as a result of oxidation of SiC become significant above 1200 ℃. In the range of 1000~1300 ℃, the SiC grits are usually coated with a layer of amorphous silica after oxidation. Above 1300 ℃, the amorphous silica reacted with alumina matrix and formed mullite or crystallized into cristobalite. The rate of oxidation depends on the formation of dense cristobalite film. Large amount of needle-like mullite and alumina crystals are formed on the surface after oxidation at 1400 ℃.

  2. Radiation curing of γ-Al2O3 filled epoxy resin

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    Epoxy resins are widely utilized as high performance thermosetting resins for many industrial applications but characterized by a relatively low toughness. Recently, the incorporation with rigid inorganic was suggested to improve the mechanical properties of epoxy resins. In the present work, an attempt has been taken to disperse nano-sized γ- Al2O3 particles into diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A (DGEBA) epoxy resins for improvement of the mechanical properties. These hybrid epoxy-alumina composites were prepared using by the γ-ray curing technique that was conducted with 100kGy under nitrogen at room temperature. The composites were characterized by determining gel content, UTM (Instron model 4443), SEM, FT-IR studies

  3. Bimodal substrate biasing to control \\gamma-Al2O3 deposition during reactive magnetron sputtering

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    Prenzel, Marina; Stein, Adrian; von Keudell, Achim; Nahif, Farwah; Schneider, Jochen M

    2013-01-01

    Al2O3 thin films have been deposited at substrate temperatures between 500{\\deg}C to 600{\\deg}C by reactive magnetron sputtering using an additional arbitrary substrate bias to tailor the energy distribution of the incident ions. The films were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The film structure being amorphous, nanocrystalline, or crystalline was correlated with characteristic ion energy distributions. The evolving crystalline structure is connected with different levels of displacements per atom (dpa) in the growing film as being derived from TRIM simulations. The boundary between the formation of crystalline films and amorphous or nanocrystalline films was at 0.9 dpa for a substrate temperature of 500{\\deg}C. This threshold shifts to 0.6 dpa for films grown at 550{\\deg}C.

  4. Wear Resistance of Aluminum Matrix Composites Reinforced with Al2O3 Particles After Multiple Remelting

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    Klasik, Adam; Pietrzak, Krystyna; Makowska, Katarzyna; Sobczak, Jerzy; Rudnik, Dariusz; Wojciechowski, Andrzej

    2016-01-01

    Based on previous results, the commercial composites of A359 (AlSi9Mg) alloy reinforced with 22 vol.% Al2O3 particles were submitted to multiple remelting by means of gravity casting and squeeze-casting procedures. The studies were focused on tribological tests, x-ray phase analyses, and microstructural examinations. More promising results were obtained for squeeze-casting method mainly because of the reduction of the negative microstructural effects such as shrinkage porosity or other microstructural defects and discontinuities. The results showed that direct remelting may be treated as economically well-founded and alternative way compared to other recycling processes. It was underlined that the multiple remelting method must be analyzed for any material separately.

  5. Carbon dioxide reforming of methane on monolithic Ni/Al2O3-based catalysts

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    S.O.Soloviev; A.Yu.Kapran; S.N.Orlyk; E.V.Gubareni

    2011-01-01

    Nickel-alumina catalysts supported on cordierite monoliths of honeycomb structure surpass essentially the conventional granulated ones with respect to the output in carbon dioxide reforming of methane.Adjusting the surface acid-base properties of catalysts by introduction of alkali metal(Na,K)oxides inhibits the carbonization and as a result,improves the operational stability of these catalysts.An effect of promotion of nickel-alumina based composite doped by lanthanum oxide is found.This effect,caused by an additional route for the CO2 activation on Ni-La2O3/Al2O3/cordierite catalyst,is displayed in increase of methane conversion under conditions of an oxidant excess.

  6. Dilatometric studies of Y2W3O12 with added Al2O3

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    S Sumithra; A M Umarji

    2003-10-01

    Y2W3O12 exhibits negative thermal expansion along the three crystallographic directions due to the transverse thermal vibrations perpendicular to the Y-O-W linkage. It is highly hygroscopic and forms a trihydrate structure at room temperature. Dilatometric studies of Y2W3O12 show large thermal expansion hysteresis due to large grain size and a large initial positive thermal expansion due to the removal of water molecules. Al2O3 has been added to Y2W3O12 up to 10 wt% in an attempt to overcome the hygroscopicity and reduce the particle size and thereby the thermal expansion hysteresis. Thermo gravimetric, dilatometric and electron microscopic studies are presented to support these observations.

  7. Processing of spent NiW/Al2O3 catalysts

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Spent oxidized (500 ºC, 5 h commercial NiW/Al2O3 catalysts were processed using two different routes: a fusion with NaOH (650 ºC, 1 h, the roasted mass was leached in water; b leaching with HCl or H2SO4 (70 ºC, 1-3 h. HCl was the best leachant. In both routes, soluble tungsten was extracted at pH 1 with Alamine 336 (10 vol.% in kerosene and stripped with 2 mol L-1 NH4OH (25 ºC, one stage, aqueous/organic ratio = 1 v/v. Tungsten was isolated as ammonium paratungstate at very high yield (> 97.5%. The elements were better separated using the acidic route.

  8. Kinetics of F center annealing and colloid formation in Al2O3

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    Kotomin, E. A.; Kuzovkov, V. N.; Popov, A. I.; Vila, R.

    2016-05-01

    The diffusion-controlled kinetics of the F center annealing in Al2O3 (sapphire, corundum) is simulated theoretically for the two regimes: after neutron irradiation when the immobile F centers are annihilated with complementary defects - mobile interstitial oxygen ions, and in thermochemically reduced (additively colored) crystals where mobile F centers aggregate and create the metal colloids. A comparison of the experimental and theoretical kinetics allowed us to estimate the migration energies for the F centers and interstitial oxygen ions. It is obtained that the pre-exponents in diffusion coefficients for defects in different neutron irradiated samples can vary by two orders of magnitude which is attributed by presence of numerous traps for mobile interstitial oxygen ions.

  9. Sintering Behaviour of Al2O3-SiC-C Ramming Mix

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    WUXingrong; CAOFeng

    2004-01-01

    Silicon fines, boron acid solid powders and microfine SiO2 as sintering agents were incorporated into Al2O3-SiC-C ramming mix in order to investigated their effects on the microstructure , mechanical properties and sintering behavior of the ramming mix. Results show that all the three agents could improved both densification and mehanical properties markedly, compared to that of non-agent specimens and the effect of the composite of boron acid solid powders and microfine SiO2 is the best. The oxidation resistance increased with the addition of agents, which is supported by densification. Microstructures showed that agent powders could fill pores or produce liquid phases at high temperature, therefore, improve the sintering of the ramming mix.

  10. Tape cast Al2O3/ZrO2 composite laminates

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    Fine Al2O3 and ZrO2 powders have been used to fabricate flexible ceramic sheets via the tape-casting process. The sheets are then formed into simple laminate shapes by stacking and thermocompression, after which the laminates are subjected to a controlled binder removal cycle. Hot-pressing (sinter-forging) of laminates results in the retention of very fine grain sizes, close to that of the original powder, with densities in excess of 98 percent of theoretical. Pressureless-sintering did not result in complete densification due to the formation of higher density regions at tape interfaces leading to constrained sintering in two dimensions. Pressureless-sintered composite laminates were superplastically deformed to about 100 percent strain using a biaxial flexure test at temperatures of the order of 1450 C, without significant grain growth. 11 refs

  11. Controlling Pore Size and its Distribution of γ-Al2O3 Nanofiltration Membranes

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    Rong Chun XIONG; Xiao Dong LEI; Gang WEI

    2003-01-01

    The preparation process of γ-Al2O3 nanofiltration membranes were studied by N2absorption and desorption test and retention rate vs thickness gradient curve method. It was foundthat template and thermal treatment were key factors for controlling pore size and its distribution.Under the optimized experimental conditions, the BJH (Barret-Joyner-Halenda) desorption averagepore diameter, BJH desorption cumulative volume of pores and BET (Brunauer-Emmett-Teller)surface area of obtained membranes were about 3.9 nm, 0.33 cm3/g and 245 m2/g respectively, thepore size distribution was very narrow. Pore size decreased with the increasing of thickness andno evident change after the dense top layer was formed. The optimum thickness can becontrolled by retention rate vs thickness gradient curve method.

  12. Thermally assisted OSL from deep traps in Al2O3:C

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    The present work suggests an alternative experimental method in order to not only measure the signal of the deep traps in Al2O3:C without heating the sample to temperatures greater than 500 oC, but also use this signal for high dose level dosimetry purposes as well. This method consists of photo transfer OSL measurements performed at elevated temperatures using the blue LEDs (470 nm, FWHM 20 nm) housed at commercial Riso TL/OSL systems, after the sample was previously heated up to 500 oC in order to empty its main TL dosimetric trap. The influence of this procedure on specific features such as glow curve shape and sensitivity of the main TL glow peak was also studied.

  13. CoFe2/Al2O3/PMNPT multiferroic heterostructures by atomic layer deposition

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    Zhou, Ziyao; Grocke, Garrett; Yanguas-Gil, Angel; Wang, Xinjun; Gao, Yuan; Sun, Nianxiang; Howe, Brandon; Chen, Xing

    2016-05-01

    Multiferroic materials and applications allow electric bias control of magnetism or magnetic bias control of polarization, enabling fast, compact, energy-efficient devices in RF/microwave communication systems such as filters, shifters, and antennas; electronics devices such as inductors and capacitors; and other magnetic material related applications including sensors and memories. In this manuscript, we utilize atomic layer deposition technology to grow magnetic CoFe metallic thin films onto PMNPT, with a ˜110 Oe electric field induced ferromagnetic resonance field shift in the CoFe/Al2O3/PMNPT multiferroic heterostructure. Our work demonstrates an atomic layer deposition fabricated multiferroic heterostructure with significant tunability and shows that the unique thin film growth mechanism will benefit integrated multiferroic application in near future.

  14. Subchannel analysis of Al2O3 nanofluid as a coolant in VMHWR

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    The main objective of this study is to predict the thermal hydraulic behavior of nanofluids as the coolant in the fuel assembly of variable moderation high performance light water reactor (VMHWR). VMHWR is the new version of high performance light water reactor (HPLWR) conceptual design. Light water reactors at supercritical pressure (VMHWR, HPLWR), being currently under design, are the new generation of nuclear reactors. Water-based nanofluids containing various volume fractions of Al2O3 nanoparticles are analyzed. The conservation equations and conduction heat transfer equation for fuel and clad have been derived and discretized by the finite volume method. The transfer of mass, momentum and energy between adjacent subchannels are split into diversion crossflow and turbulent mixing components. The governed non linear algebraic equations are solved by using analytical iteration methods. Finally the nanofluid analysis results are compared with the pure water results.

  15. Nanoindentation of Za-27 Alloy Based Nanocomposites Reinforced with Al2O3 Particles

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    Full Text Available Nanoindentation has been widely used for material mechanical characterization. In this study, nanocompozite of ZA-27 alloy matrix reinforced with different volume fractions of nanometric Al2O3 ceramic particles ranging from 0 to 5 %, were produces using compocasting technique. Nanoindentation tests were performed using Berkovich three sided diamond pyramid, with maximum load of 100 mN and maximum load holding time of 15 s. Indentation imprints were investigated using optical and atomic force microscopy (AFM. Average particle size was 20-30 nm. Nanoindentation tests showed that nanocomposites have higher values of hardness and lower values of elastic modulus in comparison to the ZA-27 matrix alloy. Obtained results have different values in comparison to the theoretical investigations.

  16. Development of new system for environmental monitoring based on Al2O3:C detectors

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    The thermoluminescence detectors (TLD) have been widely used for environmental radiation monitoring around nuclear facilities. In this study, a new environmental dosimeter based on Al2O3:C detectors placed in black Perspex holder with appropriate filtrations (0.2 mm Aluminium, 0.2 mm Copper and 0.4 mm Lead) has been proposed. The energy response beneath each filter was determined over a photon energy ranging from 20 keV to 1.3 MeV according to the recommendations of the International Standards Organisation (ISO). An algorithm has been elaborated in order to evaluate the ambient dose equivalent from linear combination of the TL-reading of each detector. The results obtained in terms of energy and angle responses are analysed regarding the environmental monitoring standard performance

  17. Pseudo-semi-solid thixoforging of cup shell with Al/Al2O3

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    LUO Shou-jing; CHENG Yuan-sheng; WANG Peng-xiang

    2006-01-01

    A new technology-the thixoforging of ceramics/metal composites in pseudo-semi-solid state was proposed based on the powder metallurgy technology combined with semi-solid metal forming process, and the cup shell of automobile piston with Al2O3/Al composites was prepared. It is proved through metallographic analyses and three-point bending tests that the technology is feasible for the ceramics/metal composites forming. The results show that the tough strength and the degree of hardness of the samples with certain plasticity are high. It will play a very large role in accelerating the ceramics composites and high melt point materials use in more fields and tamp the foundation for further studies of this technology.

  18. High strength Al–Al2O3p composites: Optimization of extrusion parameters

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    Luan, B.F.; Hansen, Niels; Godfrey, A.;

    2011-01-01

    Composite aluminium alloys reinforced with Al2O3p particles have been produced by squeeze casting followed by hot extrusion and a precipitation hardening treatment. Good mechanical properties can be achieved, and in this paper we describe an optimization of the key processing parameters. The...... investigation of their mechanical properties and microstructure, as well as on the surface quality of the extruded samples. The evaluation shows that material with good strength, though with limited ductility, can be reliably obtained using a production route of squeeze casting, followed by hot extrusion and a...... precipitation hardening treatment. For the extrusion step optimized processing parameters have been determined as: (i) extrusion temperature=500°C–560°C; (ii) extrusion rate=5mm/s; (iii) extrusion ratio=10:1....

  19. Processing of spent NiW/Al2O3 catalysts

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    Spent oxidized (500 deg C, 5 h) commercial NiW/Al2O3 catalysts were processed using two different routes: a) fusion with NaOH (650 deg C, 1 h), the roasted mass was leached in water; b) leaching with HCl or H2SO4 (70 deg C, 1-3 h). HCl was the best leachant. In both routes, soluble tungsten was extracted at pH 1 with Alamine 336 (10 vol.% in kerosene) and stripped with 2 mol L-1 NH4OH (25 deg C, one stage, aqueous/organic ratio = 1 v/v). Tungsten was isolated as ammonium paratungstate at very high yield (> 97.5%). The elements were better separated using the acidic route. (author)

  20. The Characteristics of the Surface Topography of Excimer Laser Processed Al2O3 Ceramic

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    LIUYing; WENShi-zhu

    2004-01-01

    Surface of Al2O3 ceramic was processed by an excimer laser and the characteristics of topography were examined based on the application of thesystem(MEMS). It is indicated that the statistic pararueters of surface topography processed by the excimer laser have an obvioas regularity. The arithmeticmean value Ro and the root-mean square value Rq change with the changing of processing parameters in the same step and trend, and there is a quantitative relation between them. A simplified nuuIel is proposed for the excimer laser processing surface profile, whose results of the analysis and calculation agree basically with the experimental data. Furthermore, the surfaces processed by excimer laser are greatly fiat. Skewness root-mean-square value Zq changed little with the change of the technological parameters. The above characteristics depend on the processing principle of excimer laser, quite different from the cutting processing.

  1. Oxygen diffusion in alpha-Al2O3. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Cawley, J. D.; Halloran, J. W.; Cooper, A. R.

    1984-01-01

    Oxygen self diffusion coefficients were determined in single crystal alpha-Al2O3 using the gas exchange technique. The samples were semi-infinite slabs cut from five different boules with varying background impurities. The diffusion direction was parallel to the c-axis. The tracer profiles were determined by two techniques, single spectrum proton activation and secondary ion mass spectrometry. The SIMS proved to be a more useful tool. The determined diffusion coefficients, which were insensitive to impurity levels and oxygen partial pressure, could be described by D = .00151 exp (-572kJ/RT) sq m/s. The insensitivities are discussed in terms of point defect clustering. Two independent models are consistent with the findings, the first considers the clusters as immobile point defect traps which buffer changes in the defect chemistry. The second considers clusters to be mobile and oxygen diffusion to be intrinsic behavior, the mechanism for oxygen transport involving neutral clusters of Schottky quintuplets.

  2. ZnO/Al2O3 coatings for the photoprotection of polycarbonate

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    ZnO and ZnO/Al2O3 thin films were deposited by r.f. magnetron sputtering on polycarbonate (PC) films in order to protect this polymer against photodegradation. The composition, structure and optical properties of the ceramic coatings were characterised. CO2-plasma treatments were applied to PC in order to improve the coating adhesion. The PC surface energy was characterised by wettability measurements and the chemical bonds were analysed by XPS. It was found that ZnO coatings improve the stability of PC to UV radiations and that an intermediate alumina coating inhibits the photocatalytic oxidation of PC at the PC/ZnO interface. Additionally an external alumina coating brings a high hardness to the coating

  3. Explosive fragmentations of alumina (Al2O3) under quasistatic compressive loading

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    Zhang, Qingyan; Jin, Xiaoqing; Zhou, Fenghua

    2015-09-01

    Quasistatic compression tests for alumina (Al2O3) cylinders were conducted for the investigations of the compressive strengths and the dynamic fragmentation properties of the material. We focused on the post-failure dynamic fragmentation phenomenon. Most of the fragments were collected after tests, the shapes and sizes of these fragments were measured and statistically analyzed. The fragments were divided into three types on basis of their shapes and sizes, namely: the flaky medium sized fragments, the tiny debris, and the remaining large blocks, each type of the fragments were formed at different stages of the compressive failure-fragmentation process. The tiny debris were mainly generated from the "explosion" of the cylindrical specimen, in this stage the stored elastic energy within the specimen was released rapidly. The tiny fragments accounted the most part of the fragments in numbers. The average fragment size calculated by the proposed formula agree well with the experimental data.

  4. FT-IR study of nitric oxide chemisorbed on Rh/Al2O3

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    Chemisorption of NO on Rh/Al2O3 surfaces has been examined by FT-IR. The spectra are assigned to two forms of Rh(NO) as well as the Rh(NO)2 species. Apparent interconversion of the linear nitrosyl and dinitrosyl complexes is readily observed at room temperature. The dinitrosyl complex is characterized both by an invariant ratio of 1743- and 1825-cm-1 asymmetric and symmetric stretch bands with coverage and by isotopic data in 15NO and the mixed 14NO and 15NO systems. Force constants for NO stretching motions and for NO/NO ligand interactions on Rh(NO)2 have been used to successfully calculate the experimentally observed spectrum for the mixed isotope, dinitrosyl species. Thermal desorption data and displacement of adsorbed NO with CO are also reported. 27 references, 9 figures, 2 tables

  5. Effect of Nb on the Mechanical Properties of Ti/Al2O3 Composite

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    WANG Zhi; XU Kun; SHEN Qiang; WANG Yingzi; ZHANG Lianmeng

    2005-01-01

    Ti/Al2O3 composite with improved mechanical properties was synthesized by the spark plasma sintering. The effect of Nb on the microstructure of the composite was analyzed by TEM, SEM and so on. The experimental results indicate that the bending strength, fracture toughness, micro-hardness and relative density of the composite are 897.29MPa, 17.38MPa·m1/2, 17.13GPa and 99.24% respectively when adding 1.5vol%Nb. The bending strength is improved by reason of forming dislocation ring and transfering fracture mode from intergranular to mixture fracture of intergranular and transgranular. The crack propagating is mainly the deflection bridging. It indicates a reduction of crack driving force and an increase in crack growth resistance,which results in toughness enhanced.

  6. Sintering Behaviour of Al2O3-SiC-C Ramming Mix

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    WU Xingrong; CAO Feng

    2004-01-01

    Silicon fines, boron acid solid powders and microfine SiO2 as sintering agents were incorporated into Al2O3-SiC-C ramming mix in order to investigated their effects on the microstructue,mechanical properties and sintering be-havior of the ramming mix.Results show that all the three agents could improved both densification and mehanical properties markedly,compared to that of non-agent speci-mens and the effect of the composite of boron acid solid powders and microfine SiO2 is the best.The oxidation re-sistance increased with the addition of agents,which is supported by densification.Microstructures shoued that a-gent powders could fill pores or produce liquid phases at high temperatuer,therefore,improve the sintering of the ramming mix.

  7. Ceramic composites derived from poly(phenylsilsesquioxane)/Al2O3/Nb

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    Active filler controlled reaction pyrolysis of polymers (AFCOP) is a recent method for obtaining near-net shaped ceramic bodies from a mixture of polymers, reactive filler and inert filler. Samples containing 60 wt.% of poly(phenylsilsesquioxane) (PPS) and 40 wt.% of metallic niobium and alumina powders were homogenized, uniaxially warm pressed and subsequently pyrolyzed in flowing argon at 1200, 1400 and 1600 deg. C. Ceramic bodies were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetry (TGA), differential thermal analysis (DTA), fourier transform infrared (FTIR), porosity measurements and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results indicated that the AFCOP process is potentially very suitable for obtaining multiphase composite materials of the Al2O3-Nb system at low temperatures

  8. AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON HEAT TRANSFER AND FRICTION FACTOR OF AL2O3 NANOFLUID

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    Full Text Available L. Syam Sundar1 and K.V. Sharma2This paper reports experimental investigations of fully developed laminar convective heat transfer and friction factor characteristics of different volume concentrations of Al2O3 nanofluid in a plain tube, fitted with different twist ratios of twisted tape inserts. Experiments are conducted with water and nanofluid in the range of 700

  9. Guided transmission of oxygen ions through Al2O3 nanocapillaries

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    Chen Yi-Feng; Chen Xi-Meng; Lou Feng-Jun; Xu Jin-Zhang; Shao Jian-Xiong; Sun Guang-Zhi; Wang Jun; Xi Fa-Yuan; Yin Yong-Zhi; Wang Xing-An; Xu Jun-Kui; Cui Ying; Ding Bao-Wei

    2009-01-01

    The transmissions of oxygen ions through Al2O3 nanocapillaries each 50 nm in diameter and 10 μm in length at a series of different tilt angles are measured, where the ions with energies ranging from 10 to 60 keV and charge states from 1 up to 6 are involved. The angular distribution and the transmission yields of transported ions are investigated. Our results indicate both the existence of a guiding effect when ions pass through the capillary and a significant dependence of the ion transmission on the energy and the charge state of the ions. The guiding effects are observed to be enhanced at lower projectile energies and higher charge states. Meanwhile, the results also exhibit that the transmission yields increase as the tilt angle decreases at a given energy and charge state.

  10. CW-OSL measurement protocols using optical fibre Al2O3:C dosemeters

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    A new system for in vivo dosimetry during radiotherapy has been introduced. Luminescence signals from a small crystal of carbon-doped aluminium oxide (Al2O3:C) are transmitted through an optical fibre cable to an instrument that contains optical filters, a photomultiplier tube and a green (532 nm) laser. The prime output is continuous wave optically stimulated luminescence (CW-OSL) used for the measurement of the integrated dose. We demonstrate a measurement protocol with high reproducibility and improved linearity, which is suitable for clinical dosimetry. A crystal-specific minimum pre-dose is necessary for signal stabilisation. Simple background subtraction only partially removes the residual signal present at long integration times. Instead, the measurement protocol separates the decay curve into three individual components and only the fast and medium components were used. (authors)

  11. Low noise dc SQUIDs fabricated in Nb-Al2O3-Nb trilayer technology

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    This paper reports on the design, fabrication, and testing of all-refractory dc SQUIDs in Nb---Al2O3---Nb trilayer technology that have noise performance. A variety of SQUID designs were incorporated as part of a trilayer process development test vehicle. SQUID inductance, junction area, and resistive shunt geometry were varied in matrix fashion to give SQUIDs with near optimum parameter values for a factor of five range in Josephson current density and shunt sheet resistance. The devices were fabricated using a selective niobium anodization process (SNAP) with a minimum feature size of 2 μm. The base electrode and Nb wiring were patterned with dry etching and the junction areas were defined by anodization; the Ti resistors were patterned with a lift-off process. Current density on different wafers was varied from 400 to 1000 A/cm2 with junction Vm s typically 60 mV

  12. Structural and magnetic properties of Co68Fe24Zr8/Al2O3 multilayers

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    Lidbaum, Hans; Raanaei, Hossein; Papaioannou, Evangelos Th.; Leifer, Klaus; Hjörvarsson, Björgvin

    2010-02-01

    The structural and magnetic properties of Co68Fe24Zr8/Al2O3 multilayers grown by using magnetron sputtering were investigated with X-ray reflectivity, transmission electron microscopy and magneto-optical Kerr effect. The Co68Fe24Zr8 form amorphous islands when the nominal thickness of the Co68Fe24Zr8 layers is 10 Å, exhibiting an isotropic superparamagnetic behavior. Continuous layers with mostly a nano-crystalline structure are instead formed when the nominal thickness of the Co68Fe24Zr8 layers is increased to 20 Å. The continuous layers exhibit random, in-plane, magnetic anisotropy resulting from the growth process. However, induced uniaxial anisotropy is obtained when growing the sample in the presence of an applied magnetic field, regardless of the combination of amorphous and nano-crystalline material.

  13. Influence of Sonication on the Stability and Thermal Properties of Al2O3 Nanofluids

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Nanofluids containing Al2O3 nanoparticles (either 11 or 30 nm in size dispersed in distilled water at low concentrations (0.125–0.5 wt% were prepared using two different ultrasonic devices (a probe and a bath sonicator as the dispersant. The effect of the ultrasonic system on the stability and thermal diffusivity of the nanofluids was investigated. Thermal diffusivity measurements were conducted using a photopyroelectric technique. The dispersion characteristics and morphology of the nanoparticles, as well as the optical absorption properties of the nanofluids, were studied using photon cross correlation spectroscopy with a Nanophox analyzer, transmission electron microscopy, and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. At higher particle concentration, there was greater enhancement of the thermal diffusivity of the nanofluids resulting from sonication. Moreover, greater stability and enhancement of thermal diffusivity were obtained by sonicating the nanofluids with the higher power probe sonicator prior to measurement.

  14. Synthesis and study on pore structure of SiO2/Al2O3 aerogel

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    In the current paper, the mixed SiO2/Al2O3 aerogel was synthesized by sol-gel method with subcritical drying and characterized. Tetraethoxysilane was used as a precursor of silicon sol. The flower-shaped alumina suspension was peptized to produce alumina sol. The aerogel texture, morphology, and structure were determined using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, low-temperature nitrogen adsorption, and high-resolution spectroscopy. A special attention was paid to the pore structure of aerogel, and aerogel framework was formed by the spherical agglomerates containing spherical particles of silicon oxide and alumina nanopetals. The pore size distribution was bimodal with peaks of 5.5 nm and 77 nm

  15. Physical characterization of thin ALD-Al2O3 films

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    Aluminum oxide was deposited using atomic layer deposition on either a silicon oxide or a silicon nitride interface. Water vapor or ozone were used as oxidation precursors. The structural properties of these films were investigated by time-of-flight secondary-ion-mass-spectroscopy (ToF-SIMS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and elastic recoil detection (ERD). Special attention was given to contamination issues of the film and the interface, bonding conditions and temperature influence on diffusion. The results suggest that the silicon most likely diffused along grain boundaries of polycrystalline Al2O3. Carbon and hydrogen were located at the interface and furthermore hydrogen diffused out of the film to some extent due to anneal. Carbon content in the layer was reduced when using O3 as an oxidant. The formation of metallic aluminum clusters was not observed for any of the investigated process conditions

  16. Low temperature TL studies on indigenously developed and commercial α-Al2O3: C

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    Full text: Commercially available and indigenously developed single crystal α-Al2O3:C (using Post growth Thermal Impurification (PGTI) technique), were studied for their thermoluminescence (TL) response in the temperature range from - 100 deg C to 70 deg C. Both the types of samples were found to possess similar pattern of TL peaks in the above temperature domain. In PGTI samples, a dominant TL peak occurred at 8 deg C and commercial reference samples show an intense TL peak at 12.5 deg C. Also both the sample shows the TL peaks at around 55 deg C which is TL sensitive only. The results indicate that the nature of shallow traps formed using PGTI method is qualitatively analogous to those created by traditional method. The low temperature TL peaks are found to respond to blue light optical stimulation as well and therefore may have a crucial role in real time OSL radiation dosimetry in the regime of low temperature ambient conditions especially as regards the improved detection threshold. Moreover the 12.5 deg C TL peak in commercially available Al2O3:C single crystals is found to have thermal trap depth of E = 0.24 eV and half life ∼ 5 ms at room temperature so it is not stable at room temperature but becomes stable on irradiation at lower temperature and shows its presence during readout at low temperature. The studies reveal crucial role of calibration temperature vis a vis an error free readout in OSL protocol

  17. Ni-Al2O3 and Ni-Al composite high-aspect-ratio microstructures

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    Wang, Tao; Sorrell, Melford; Kelly, Kevin W.; Ma, Evan

    1998-09-01

    High-aspect-ratio microstructures (HARMs) have a variety of potential applications in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, catalysts and other microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The aim of this work is to demonstrate the feasibility to fabricate high performance particulate metal-matrix composite and intermetallic micromechanical structures using the LIGA process. Well-defined functionally graded Ni-Al2O3 and Ni-Al high-aspect-ratio microposts were electroformed into lithographically patterned PMMA holes from a nickel sulfamate bath containing submicron alumina and a diluted Watts bath containing microsized aluminum particles, respectively. SEM image analysis showed that the volume fraction of the alumina reached up to around 30% in the Ni-Al2O3 deposit. The Vickers microhardness of these composites is in the range of 418 through 545, which is higher than those of nickel microstructures from a similar particle-free bath and other Ni-based electrodeposits. In the work on Ni-Al electroplating, a newly developed diluted Watts bath was used to codeposit micron-sized aluminum particles. The intermetallic compound Ni3Al was formed by the reaction of nickel matrices and aluminum particles through subsequent annealing at 630 degrees Celsius. WDS and XRD analyses confirmed that the annealed coating is a two-phase (Ni-Ni3Al) composite. The maximum aluminum volume fraction reached 19% at a cathode current density of 12 mA cm-2, and the Vickers microhardness of the as-deposited coatings is in the range 392 - 515 depending on the amount of aluminum incorporated.

  18. Wear performance of aluminium/AL2O3/C hybrid composites

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    Full Text Available Purpose: The effects of the applied load and graphite volume fraction on dry-sliding friction and wear propertiesof hybrid composite reinforced with alumina fibres and graphite in form of fibres or flakes were investigated.Design/methodology/approach: The tests were carried out on preforms with about 6.5 to 15.0 % (all thepercentages v/v of Al2O3 fibres (Saffil and 1.5to 12.0 % of graphite, infiltrated using the squeeze casting method.Porous preforms possess suitable permeability, good strength and reveal semi-oriented arrangement of fibresand graphite flakes. The composite microstructure exhibit regular arrangement of fibres and rather poor bondingbetween matrix and graphite.Dry wear tests were carried out using a wear tester at constant sliding velocity and under various loads, which inrelation to diameter of specimens corresponds to pressure of P1 = 0.81; P2 = 1.23; P3 = 1.53 MPa.Findings: Comparison of wear losses for monolithic Al-Si7 alloy and its composites reveals that alumina fibresconsiderably improve this property but addition of graphite also protects from seizure. The composites reinforcedwith graphite fibres were less sensitive to the applied load than both the matrix and the composites reinforced withgraphite flakes.Research limitations/implications: Proposed method can be used for manufacturing of hybrid compositewith graphite fibers less than 10 vol. % due to problems with producing of the uniform microstructure.Practical implications: Aluminum casting alloys can be locally reinforced to improve strength and wearresistance in wide temperature range.Originality/value: Article is valuable for persons, that are interesting in production of casting compositematerials reinforced with hybrid ceramic perform. Proposed method allows incorporate graphite into compositereinforced with Al2O3 fibers (Saffil

  19. Some problems of manufacturing and industrial application of CoMo-Al2O3 catalyst

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    The monograph presents results of studies of some selected problems relating to CoMo-Al2O3 catalyst: method of production alumina support and catalyst; application of catalyst in the selected hydro refining processes; physicochemical properties of the used catalyst; reclamation of metal compounds from the spent catalyst. Results of investigations of catalyst preparation illustrate how the physicochemical properties of alumina support and catalyst, mainly porous structure could be controlled by the selection of raw materials and parameters of aluminum hydroxide precipitation, method of forming and calcination temperature of support. Application of the catalyst of modified porous structure has shown its high activity in hydro refining process of light cracking catalytic oil (over 95% hydrodesulphurization) and mild hydro cracking process of vacuum gas oil (sulphur content in product below 0.03% wt.). As an effect of studying of hydro refining process of aromatic hydrocarbon fraction it has been found that H2S concentration in reaction mixture is the main factor influencing process selectivity. Some effect on the selectivity exerts also other process parameters and chemical composition of the catalyst - cobalt molybdenum content ratio and promoters content. Long term exploitation of the domestic CoMo-Al2O3 catalyst in hydrodesulphurization process indicates its satisfied thermal stability although results in deteriorating of mechanical resistance, lowering of specific surface area, increase in mean pore radius and decrease in acidity of catalyst. In the last chapter of the monograph the results of investigations of reclamation of metal compounds (molybdic acid, aluminum hydroxide, cobalt carbonate) from the spent catalyst as well as an original technology of manufacture of the fresh one using these compounds have been presented. (author). 338 refs, 31 figs, 32 tabs

  20. Preparation of porous Al2O3-Ti-C perform by combustion synthesis

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    Full Text Available Using combustion synthesis porous ceramic preforms for composite reinforcing were produced. Prepared mixture of alumina Saffilfibres, Ti powder and graphite flakes, after drying were placed in waveguide of microwave reactor. Supplied with constant power of 540Wmagnetron ignited and maintained reaction in flowing stream of CO2 gas. Al2O3 fibres should improve preliminary endurance of perform,whereas Ti powder processed to hard titanium carbides and oxides. During microwave heating ignited plasma additionally improveprocess and partly fused metallic Ti. Recorded temperature curves were similar for various samples. The highest synthesis temperature revealed samples containing 10% of Al2O3 , 10% of Ti and 5% of graphite, all percentages atomic. Microscopic observation showed considerable microstructure inhomogeneity of some samples. Both irregular component ordering and partly processed Ti particles inside preform exclude them for subsequent infiltration. Chemical analyze EDS of Ti based compounds partly confirmed work purpose, evidencing presence of Ti oxides and carbides. Independently of graphite content these compounds formed folded strips around solid or empty volume. Depends on CO2 availability, reaction could be slowed down resulting in more compacted Ti compounds. Created as a result of combustion synthesis Ti compound after infiltration with liquid metal properly bounded with the matrix. It could be assumed that redox reaction proceeded and on surface of Ti compound alumina and Al-Ti compounds were created. The preforms of proper strength and homogeneous structure were infiltrated with AlSi7Mg by squeeze casting method. In relation to typical composite reinforced only with fibres no significant increase of defects quantity was observed. Preliminary examination of mechanical properties confirmed that assumed work purpose is reasonable.

  1. Latent tracks and associated strain in Al2O3 irradiated with swift heavy ions

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    O'Connell, J. H.; Rymzhanov, R. A.; Skuratov, V. A.; Volkov, A. E.; Kirilkin, N. S.

    2016-05-01

    The morphology of latent ion tracks induced by high energy heavy ions in Al2O3 was investigated using a combination of high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), exit wave reconstruction, geometric phase analysis and numerical simulations. Single crystal α-Al2O3 crystals were irradiated with 167 MeV Xe ions along the c-axis to fluences between 1 × 1010 and 1 × 1013 cm-2. Planar TEM lamella were prepared by focused ion beam (FIB) and geometrical phase analysis was performed on the phase image of the reconstructed complex electron wave at the specimen exit surface in order to estimate the latent strain around individual track cores. In addition to the experimental data, the material excitation in a SHI track was numerically simulated by combining Monte-Carlo code, describing the excitation of the electronic subsystem, with classical molecular dynamics of the lattice atoms. Experimental and simulation data both showed that the relaxation of the excess lattice energy results in the formation of a cylinder-like disordered region of about 4 nm in diameter consisting of an underdense core surrounded by an overdense shell. Modeling of the passage of a second ion in the vicinity of this disordered region revealed that this damaged area can be restored to a near damage free state. The estimation of a maximal effective distance of recrystallization between the ion trajectories yields values of about 6-6.5 nm which are of the same order of magnitude as those estimated from the saturation density of latent ion tracks detected by TEM.

  2. Enhanced osteoconduction and angiogenesis of a three dimensional continuously porous Al2O3 implant

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    A 3-dimensional alumina (Al203) implant consisting of a continuous porous structure was fabricated using a fibrous monolithic process and its biocompatibility was evaluated through in vitro procedures and in vivo angiogenesis. In vitro experiments were carried out using human osteoblast like cells, MG-63 and osteoclast-like cells, Raw-264.7. Cellular proliferation and growth behavior were examined on the specimen surfaces by SEM. Highly condensed, circular cells with three-dimensional network like growth pattern was observed inside the pore surfaces using MG-63 cells. In contrast, the osteoclast-like Raw 264.7 cells had a multi-layered pebblestone appearance with interconnections. Moreover, the crystalline-like nodules generated by osteoblasts cultured on an Al2O3 porous body were shown to have resulted from the in vitro mineralization of calcium-phosphate deposits. To investigate the in vivo angiogenesis, 3-dimensional Al2O3 porous bodies were implanted into the subcutaneous tissues of rats. The porous bodies were completely filled with fibroblasts at 4 weeks and the formation of new blood vessels inside the porous body was observed at 6 weeks. - Research Highlights: → A new 3D porous alumina implant was fabricated and its biocompatibility was assayed. → Both osteoblast, MG-63 and osteoclast, Raw-264.7 cells were used for in vitro studies. → Both cells attached on the surfaces and proliferated on the material very well. → The porous material was also implanted in the subcutaneous tissues of the rats. → Development of fibrous tissues and blood vessels was evident after 4 and 6 weeks.

  3. Influence of Na2O/Al2O3 and SiO2/Al2O3 ratios on the immobilization of Pb from electric arc furnace into the fly ash based geopolymers

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Electric arc furnace dust (EAFD is by-product of iron and steel scrap remelting in electric arc furnace. This waste is classified as a hazardous material due to the leaching of heavy metals into the environment. Geopolymeryzation of fly ash into construction materials called - geopolymer is a considering as a possible way of immobilization of heavy metals from EAFD. Mechanical properties and chemical stability of geopolymers are mostly determined by the ratio between main oxides, Na2O, Al2O3 and SiO2. In this paper we have investigated possibility of Pb immobilization from EAFD into the fly ash based geopolymer. Geopolymers are synthesized at different Na2O/Al2O3 and SiO2/Al2O3 ratios. Compressive strength and chemical stability of geopolymers with respect to the leaching of Pb in water according to the EN 12457 regulation were tested. The results have shown that Na2O/Al2O3 and SiO2/Al2O3 ratios have influence on the compressive strength of geopolymers and Pb release in the water environment.

  4. High-temperature bending strength and microstructure of Al2O3/ZrO2 ceramics composite materials. Al2O3/ZrO2 ceramics fukugo zairyo no koon mage kyodo to bisai kozo

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    Hisamori, N.; Kimura, Y. (Kogakuin University, Tokyo (Japan))

    1998-05-21

    A high-temperature strength test was carried out on Al2O3/ZrO2 ceramics composite materials to discuss correlation between high-temperature strength and microstructure thereof. The experiment used as a test material Al2O3/ZrO2 ceramics composite material sinters, in which Al2O3 is used as a base material, and tetragonal stabilized ZrO2 particles are dispersed in three kinds of ratios, 5, 15 and 30% by weight. The sintering temperatures were 1500, 1550, 1600 and 1650 degC. The high-temperature bending test was performed for three-point bending in atmosphere at room temperature, 600, 800 and 1000 degC. The following conclusions were obtained as a result of the discussions: Al2O3/ZrO2 ceramics composite material sinters can be improved of their strength even at elevated temperatures by adding ZrO2 particles while suppressing the addition to an extent that no strength deterioration would occur due to high-temperature corrosion and by sintering the materials at low temperatures to achieve microstructure; and, according to the result of observing the microstructure, single Al2O3 materials having lower strength than composite materials may have relatively large pores and inclusions inside the sinters and in the vicinity of the surface cause to work as fracture paths. 3 figs.

  5. Analysis of suspension and heat transfer characteristics of Al2O3 nanofluids prepared through ultrasonic vibration

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    Highlights: → The Al2O3 nanofluid prepared with a surfactant with an HLB value = 12 had the lowest nanoparticle precipitation rate. → The nanofluids prepared with both a dispersant and surfactant had the lowest thermal conductivity . → The thermal conductivity decreased with storage time for all of the Al2O3 nanofluids. → An increase in operating temperature leads to an increase in the thermal conductivity of Al2O3 nanofluids. -- Abstract: Nanofluids that contain nanoparticles with excellent heat transfer characteristics dispersed in a continuous liquid phase are expected to exhibit superior thermal and fluid characteristics to those in a single liquid phase primarily because of their much greater collision frequency and larger contact surface between solid nanoparticles and the liquid phase. One of the major challenges in the use of nanofluids to dissipate the heat generated in electronic equipment such as LEDs is nanoparticles' precipitation due to their poor suspension in the fluid after periods of storage or operation, thereby leading to deterioration in the nanofluids' heat transfer rate. In this study, ultrasonic vibration was employed to prepare Al2O3 nanofluids with a surfactant, a dispersant, and a combination of the two to evaluate their suspension and heat transfer characteristics. The experimental results show the Al2O3 nanofluid prepared with a non-ionic surfactant with a hydrophile lipophile balance (HLB) value of 12 to have the lowest nanoparticle precipitation rate and, accordingly, the highest degree of emulsification stability. Moreover, the nanofluids prepared with both the dispersant and surfactant had the greatest dynamic viscosity and lowest degree of thermal conductivity. Both the precipitation rate and dynamic viscosity of the nanoparticles increased, and their thermal conductivity coefficient decreased, the longer they remained in the Al2O3 nanofluids. Further, an increase in operating temperature caused an increase in the thermal

  6. Buffering of the Sintering Stress for Fabrication of Microporous Al2O3/Stainless-steel Membranes

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    WEI Lei, YU Jian, HU Xiao-Juan, HUANG Yan

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Based on porous stainless-steel disks, three methods were used to fabricate microporous Al2O3/stainless-steel membranes by coating Al2O3 powder with a mean particle diameter size of 0.5 µm. The surface and cross-sectional morphologies were characterized by scanning electron microscople (SEM and metallographic microscople, respectively. Pore size distribution of the Al2O3/stainless-steel membranes was measured by capillary flow method. The membrane adhesion was tested by means of ultrasonic shocking treatment. It is found that the problem of membrane peeling can be solved by introducing an intermediate layer of stainless-steel fine powder between the substrate and the alumina layer and then performing a co-sintering treatment. The microporous Al2O3/stainless-steel membranes with a thickness of 40-50 µm were successfully achieved. Such an intermediate layer not only helps to modify the substrate surface but also buffers the thermal expansion and sintering shrinkage stresses in the Al2O3 layer during the heat-treatment. Moreover, it can also bond the Al2O3 layer onto the substrate and therefore enhances the membrane adhesion. The co-sintering approach introduced in this study simplifies fabrication process and saves energy. During co-sintering period the sintering, temperature plays a key role in membrane adhesion and pore size distribution. After being co-sintered at 1100, 1150, 1200 and 1250°C, the mean pore sizes of the Al2O3/stainless-steel membranes are 0.2, 0.3, 0.5 and 3.9 µm, respectively, and the pure water fluxes of the membranes are 3.8, 4.1, 6.9 and 20.5 m3/(m2·h·bar, respectively.

  7. A theoretical and experimental XAS study of monolayer dispersive supported CuO/γ-Al2O3 catalysts

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    The local structures of supported CuO/γ-Al2O3 monolayer dispersive catalysts with different CuO loadings have been investigated by EXAFS and multiple scattering XANES simulations. The EXAFS results show that the first nearest neighbors around the Cu atoms in the CuO/γ-Al2O3 catalysts are similar to that of the polycrystalline CuO powder, which is independent of the CuO loadings. Moreover, the Cu K-XANES FEFF8 calculations for CuO reveal that the monolayer-dispersed CuO species are of small distorted (CuO4) mn+ clusters, which is mainly composed of a distorted CuO6 octahedron incorporated in the surface octahedral vacant sites of the γ-Al2O3 support. We consider that the CuO species for the CuO/γ-Al2O3 catalysts with loadings of 0.4 and 0.8 mmol/100 m2 are distorted (CuO4) mn+ clusters composed mainly of a distorted CuO6 octahedron incorporated in the surface octahedral vacant sites of the γ-Al2O3 support after calcinations at high temperature in air for a few hours. On the contrary, for the CuO/γ-Al2O3 with loading of 1.2 mmol/100 m2, the local structure of Cu atoms in CuO/γ-Al2O3 is similar to that of polycrystalline CuO powder

  8. Stress Development and Relaxation in Al2O3 during Early Stage Oxidation of β-NiAl

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    Using a glancing synchrotron X-ray beam (Advanced Photon Source, Beamline 12BM, Argonne National Laboratory), Debye-Scherrer diffraction patterns from thermally grown oxides on NiAl samples were recorded during oxidation at 1000 or 1100 C in air. The diffraction patterns were analyzed to determine strain and phase changes in the oxide scale as it developed and evolved. Strain was obtained from measurements of the elliptical distortion of the Debye-Scherrer rings, where data from several rings of a single phase were used. Results were obtained from α-Al2O3 as well as from the transition alumina, in this case θ-Al2O3, which formed during the early stage. Compressive stress was found in the first-formed transition alumina, but the initial stress in α-Al2O3 was tensile, with a magnitude high enough to cause Al2O3 fracture. New α-Al2O3 patches nucleated at the scale/alloy interface and spread laterally and upward. This transformation not only puts the alpha alumina in tension, but can also cause the transition alumina to be in tension. After a complete α-Al2O3 layer formed at the interface, the strain level in α-Al2O3 became compressive, reaching a steady state level around -75 MPa at 1100 C. To study a specimen's response to stress perturbation, samples with different thickness, after several hours of oxidation at 1100 C, were quickly cooled to 950 C to impose a compressive thermal stress in the scale. The rate of stress relaxation was the same for 1 and 3.5 mm thick samples, having a strain rate of ∼ 1 x 10-8/s. This behavior indicates that oxide creep is the major stress relaxation mechanism

  9. Impact of Ag and Al2O3 nanoparticles on soil organisms: In vitro and soil experiments

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    In vitro analyses were conducted to assess the impact of Al2O3 and Ag nanoparticles on two common soil bacteria, Bacillus cereus and Pseudomonas stutzeri. Al2O3 nanoparticles did not show significant toxicity at any dose or time assayed, whereas exposure to 5 mg L−1 Ag nanoparticles for 48 h caused bactericidal effects. Moreover, alterations at the morphological level were observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM); Ag but not Al2O3 nanoparticles evoked the entrance of B. cereus cells in an early sporulation stage and both nanoparticles penetrated P. stutzeri cells. At the molecular level, a dramatic increase (8.2-fold) in katB gene expression was found in P. stutzeri following Al2O3 nanoparticles exposure, indicative of an oxidative stress-defence system enhancement in this bacterium. In the microcosm experiment, using two different natural soils, Al2O3 or Ag nanoparticles did not affect the Caenorhabditis elegans toxicity endpoints growth, survival, or reproduction. However, differences in microbial phylogenetic compositions were detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). The use of katB- and pykA-based sequences showed that the microbial transcriptional response to nanoparticle exposure decreased, suggesting a decrease in cellular activity. These changes were attributable to both the nanoparticles treatment and soil characteristics, highlighting the importance of considering the soil matrix on a case by case basis. - Highlights: • Al2O3 or Ag NPs impact on bacteria was assessed at phenotypic and molecular level. • katB gene involved in oxidative-stress response was overexpressed in P. stutzeri following Al2O3 NPs exposure. • A decrease in bacterial transcriptional response was detected in NPs-treated soils. • A soil-dependent response to specific NP treatment was observed. • In NPs-treated soils no acute toxic effects on C. elegans were found

  10. Formation mechanism and control of MgO·Al2O3 inclusions in non-oriented silicon steel

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    Yan-hui Sun; Ya-nan Zeng; Rui Xu; Kai-ke Cai

    2014-01-01

    On the basis of the practical production of non-oriented silicon steel, the formation of MgO·Al2O3 inclusions was analyzed in the process of “basic oxygen furnace (BOF)→ RH→ compact strip production (CSP)”. The thermodynamic and kinetic conditions of the for-mation of MgO·Al2O3 inclusions were discussed, and the behavior of slag entrapment in molten steel during RH refining was simulated by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. The results showed that the MgO/Al2O3mass ratio was in the range from 0.005 to 0.017 and that MgO·Al2O3 inclusions were not observed before the RH refining process. In contrast, the MgO/Al2O3 mass ratio was in the range from 0.30 to 0.50, and the percentage of MgO·Al2O3spinel inclusions reached 58.4% of the total inclusions after the RH refining process. The compositions of the slag were similar to those of the inclusions; furthermore, the critical velocity of slag entrapment was calculated to be 0.45 m·s−1 at an argon flow rate of 698 L·min−1, as simulated using CFD software. When the test steel was in equilibrium with the slag, [Mg] was 0.00024wt%–0.00028wt% and [Al]s was 0.31wt%–0.37wt%; these concentrations were theoretically calculated to fall within the MgO·Al2O3 formation zone, thereby leading to the formation of MgO·Al2O3inclusions in the steel. Thus, the formation of MgO·Al2O3 inclusions would be inhibited by reducing the quantity of slag entrapment, controlling the roughing slag during casting, and controlling the composition of the slag and the MgO content in the ladle refractory.

  11. An experimental study on the CHF enhancement in flow boiling using Al2O3 nano-fluid

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    The critical heat flux (CHF) is one of the most important thermal hydraulic parameter in thermal hydraulic design and safety analysis. The CHF enhancement allows higher limit of operation condition so that heat transfer equipment can be operated safely with more margins and can have more economics. Nano-fluid is one of the most potential methods which can enhance the CHF and many researchers are working on. This study consists of two parts. First part is dispersion stability of Al2O3 Nano-fluids and second part is flow boiling CHF experiment with Al2O3 Nano-fluids. In the first part, zeta potentials of Al2O3 Nano-fluids with varying time and concentration were measured by ELS-Z2 of Otsuka Electronics to find out the effect of time and concentration on the zeta potentials. The experiments were conducted at concentration of 0.001 vol% ∼ 0.5 vol% and time of 1 hour ∼ 3 days. All measurements of zeta potentials were in the range of 30 mV ∼ 60 mV. The zeta potentials of Al2O3 Nano-fluids slightly increased as time increased within 1 day. The zeta potentials of Al2O3 Nano-fluids slightly increased as particle concentration increased from 0.001 vol% to 0.5 vol%. The pHs of Al2O3 Nano-fluids were also measured. In the second part, flow boiling CHF enhancement experiments using Al2O3 Nano-fluids with three different concentrations (0.001 vol%, 0.01 vol%, and 0.1 vol%) were conducted under atmospheric pressure, at mass flux of 100∼300 kg/m2s, at inlet temperature of 50∼75 .deg. C. The CHFs of Al2O3 Nano-fluids were enhanced in flow boiling for all experiment conditions up to about 70%. Maximum CHF enhancement (70.24%) was shown at 0.01 vol% concentration, 50 .deg. C inlet temperature and 100 kg/m2s of mass flux. Inner surfaces of test section tube were observed by FE-SEM and Zeta potentials of Al2O3 Nano-fluid were measured before and after the CHF experiments

  12. Analysis of the co-deposition of Al2O3 particles with nickel by an electrolytic route: The influence of organic additives presence and Al2O3 concentration

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    Temam, H. B.; Temam, E. G.

    2016-04-01

    Alloy coatings were prepared by co-deposition of Al2O3 particles in Ni matrix on carbon steel substrate from nickel chloride bath in which metallic powders were held in suspension. The influence of metal powder amount in the bath on chemical composition, morphology, thickness, microhardness and corrosion behavior of obtained coatings, has been investigated. It was shown that the presence of Al2O3 particles in deposit greatly improves the hardness and the wear resistance of alloy coatings. Characterization by microanalysis (EDX) of the various deposits elaborated confirms that the rate of particles incorporated increases as the concentration of solid particles increasing. The results showed that the presence of organic additives in Ni-Al2O3 electrolyte deposition led to an increase in the hardness and corrosion resistance of the deposits.

  13. Effect of irradiation with gamma-rays on the surface and catalytic properties of SiO2-Al2O3 and Li2O-impregnated SiO2-Al2O3 systems

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    Coprecipitated SiO2-Al2O3 (Al2O3 33.2 mol %) and Li2O-impregnated SiO2-Al2O3 containing 1, 2.5 and 5 mol % Li2O were prepared. The textural properties were determined by following the adsorption of nitrogen at 77 K. The surface acidities were determined from pyridine adsorption at 423 K. The catalytic conversion of isopropanol on the catalysts prepared was carried out using the pulse microcatalytic technique. The surface area decreased and the pore size increased upon irradiation with γ-rays (dose ≥ 30 M rad). The acidity decreased upon impregnation with Li2O and/or irradiation with γ-rays. (Author)

  14. Passivation Effect of Atomic Layer Deposition of Al2O3 Film on HgCdTe Infrared Detectors

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    Zhang, Peng; Ye, Zhen-Hua; Sun, Chang-Hong; Chen, Yi-Yu; Zhang, Tian-Ning; Chen, Xin; Lin, Chun; Ding, Ring-Jun; He, Li

    2016-06-01

    The passivation effect of atomic layer deposition of (ALD) Al2O3 film on a HgCdTe infrared detector was investigated in this work. The passivation effect of Al2O3 film was evaluated by measuring the minority carrier lifetime, capacitance versus voltage (C-V) characteristics of metal-insulator-semiconductor devices, and resistance versus voltage (R-V) characteristics of variable-area photodiodes. The minority carrier lifetime, C-V characteristics, and R-V characteristics of HgCdTe devices passivated by ALD Al2O3 film was comparable to those of HgCdTe devices passivated by e-beam evaporation of ZnS/CdTe film. However, the baking stability of devices passivated by Al2O3 film is inferior to that of devices passivated by ZnS/CdTe film. In future work, by optimizing the ALD Al2O3 film growing process and annealing conditions, it may be feasible to achieve both excellent electrical properties and good baking stability.

  15. Development of Ni-Mo/Al2O3 catalyst for reverse water gas shift (RWGS) reaction.

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    Kharaji, Abolfazl Gharibi; Shariati, Ahmad; Ostadi, Mohammad

    2014-09-01

    In the present study, Mo/Al2O3 catalyst was prepared using impregnation method. Then it was promoted with Ni ions to produce Ni-Mo/Al2O3 catalyst. The structures of the catalysts were studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Energy dispersive X-ray (EDAX), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), CO chemisorption, temperature programmed reduction of hydrogen (H2-TPR) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) techniques. Catalytic performances of the two catalysts were investigated in a fixed-bed reactor for RWGS reaction. The results indicated that addition of nickel promoter to Mo/Al2O3 catalyst enhances its activity. It is reasonable for the electron deficient state of the Ni species and existence of NiMoO4 phase to possess high activity in RWGS reaction. Stability test of Ni-Mo/Al2O3 catalyst was carried out in a fixed bed reactor and a high CO2 conversion for 60 h time on stream was demonstrated. This study introduces a new catalyst, Ni-Mo/Al2O3, with high activity and stability for RWGS reaction. PMID:25924339

  16. Liquidus Temperature of SrO-Al2O3-SiO2 Glass-Forming Compositions

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    Abel, Brett M.; Morgan, James M.; Mauro, John C.;

    2013-01-01

    compositions. In the composition range of interest for industrial glasses, Tliq tends to decrease with increasing strontium-to-alumina ratio. We find that cristobalite, mullite, and slawsonite are the dominant devitrification phases for the compositions with high SiO2, SiO2+Al2O3, and SrO contents......, respectively. By comparison with the phase diagrams for CaO-Al2O3-SiO2 and MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 systems, we have found that for the highest [RO]/[Al2O3] ratios, Tliq exhibits a minimum value for R = Ca. Based on the phase diagram established here, the composition of glass materials, for example, for liquid crystal...... display substrates, belonging to the SrO-Al2O3-SiO2 family may be designed with a more exact control of the glass-forming ability by avoiding the regions of high liquidus temperature....

  17. Methanobactin-Mediated Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Supported over Al2O3 toward an Efficient Catalyst for Glucose Oxidation

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    Jia-Ying Xin

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Methanobactin (Mb is a copper-binding peptide that appears to function as an agent for copper sequestration and uptake in methanotrophs. Mb can also bind and reduce Au(III to Au(0. In this paper, Au/Al2O3 catalysts prepared by a novel incipient wetness-Mb-mediated bioreduction method were used for glucose oxidation. The catalysts were characterized, and the analysis revealed that very small gold nanoparticles with a particle size <4 nm were prepared by the incipient wetness-Mb-mediated bioreduction method, even at 1.0% Au loading (w/w. The influence of Au loading, calcination temperature and calcination time on the specific activity of Au/Al2O3 catalysts was systematically investigated. Experimental results showed that decomposing the Mb molecules properly by calcinations can enhance the specific activity of Au/Al2O3 catalysts, though they acted as reductant and protective agents during the catalyst preparation. Au/Al2O3 catalysts synthesized by the method exhibited optimum specific activity under operational synthesis conditions of Au loading of 1.0 wt % and calcined at 450 °C for 2 h. The catalysts were reused eight times, without a significant decrease in specific activity. To our knowledge, this is the first attempt at the preparation of Au/Al2O3 catalysts by Mb-mediated in situ synthesis of gold nanoparticles.

  18. Transport and aggregation of Al2O3 nanoparticles through saturated limestone under high ionic strength conditions: measurements and mechanisms

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    Aluminum oxide (Al2O3) nanoparticles (NPs) are being utilized in a broad range of applications; thus, noticeable quantities of these particles are being released into the environment. Issues of how and where these particles distribute into the subsurface remain major challenges. In this study, mechanisms governing the transport and aggregation of Al2O3-NPs (Alpha-40 nm) through saturated limestone porous media under different ionic strength conditions were evaluated. For this aim, 50 mg of Al2O3-NPs was dispersed in 1 L of different electrolyte solutions including NaCl and CaCl2. Ionic strength range was selected from deionized water up to 500 mM. Breakthrough curves in the column effluent were measured by UV–VIS spectrometry. It was found that the presence of NaCl and CaCl2 in the suspensions led to formation of ion bridges among NPs. Thus, the stability of Al2O3-NPs significantly declined and NPs started to flocculate and form bigger clusters. Furthermore, ionic strength caused considerable delay in NPs breakthrough in the effluents and reduction of NPs recovery. CaCl2 compared to NaCl was found more effective in instability and deposition of Al2O3-NPs. In addition, the obtained results from transport experiments were checked against classical filtration and Derjaguin–Landau–Verwey–Overbeek (DLVO) theories. The results were found to be in agreement with named theories

  19. High-κ Al2O3/WOx Bilayer Dielectrics for Low-Power Resistive Switching Memory Applications

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    Banerjee, Writam; Ziaur Rahaman, Sheikh; Prakash, Amit; Maikap, Siddheswar

    2011-10-01

    A bipolar resistive switching memory device using high-κ Al2O3/WOx bilayer dielectrics in an IrOx/Al2O3/WOx/W structure with a small device area of 8 ×8 µm2 is investigated for the first time. A high hole trapping density of ˜1.76 ×1018 cm-3 in a high-κ Al2O3 film with a thickness of 5 nm is investigated using IrOx/Al2O3/SiO2/p-Si capacitors. The thickness and chemical bonding of the high-κ Al2O3/WOx films in a resistive memory device are investigated by both high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The resistive switching memory device with a low power operation of 0.7 mW and a low current compliance of 500 µA has a reasonable SET/RESET voltage of -1.4 V/+1.0 V, a high resistance ratio of >103, an excellent read endurance of >105 times at a large read voltage of -0.5 V, and 10 years of data retention at 85 °C.

  20. Assimilation Behavior of Calcium Ferrite and Calcium Diferrite with Sintered Al2O3 and MgO

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    Long, Hongming; Wu, Xuejian; Chun, Tiejun; Di, Zhanxia; Yu, Bin

    2016-06-01

    In this study, the assimilation behaviors between calcium ferrite (CF), calcium diferrite (CF2) and sintered Al2O3, and MgO were explored by an improved sessile drop technique, and the interfacial microstructure was discussed. The results indicated that the apparent contact angles of CF slag on Al2O3 and MgO substrate were 15.7 and 5.5 deg, and the apparent contact angles of CF2 slag on Al2O3 and MgO substrate were 17.9 and 7.2 deg, respectively. Namely, CF and CF2 slag were wetting well with Al2O3 and MgO substrate. The dissolution of Al2O3 substrate into the CF and CF2 slag was found to be the driving force of the wetting process. For the CF-MgO and CF2-MgO substrate systems, CaO contrarily distributed with MgO after wetting. For the CF-MgO system, after wetting, the slag was composed of CF and C2F, and most of the Fe2O3 permeated into substrate and formed two permeating layers.

  1. Effect of Al2O3 Content on Residual Stress and Properties of CAS Glass-ceramics

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    XIE Jun; LONG Xinjiang; CHENG Jinshu; LI Hong

    2008-01-01

    The structure and properties of the glass-ceramics were tested with X-ray diffraction testing instrument,correlative software,and other modern testing means.Then the effect of Al2O3 content on internal stresses in CaO-Al2O3-SiO2 glass-ceramics was studied deeply.In order to study the relationship of Al2O3 to the residual stress of CaO-Al2O3-SiO2 glass-ceramics,X-ray diffraction"sin2 ψ"was used.The means utilized the x radial incidence produced from cathode radial tube,and took the space between crystals as measurement of strain.When the stresses produced,the space between crystals changed and the diffraction peak moved during Bragg diffraction.The magnitude of movement is related to the stresses.The experimental results show the residual stress is considerably high and Al2O3 can influence the mechanical properties of this material hugely.

  2. Formation of Al2O3-HfO2 Eutectic EBC Film on Silicon Carbide Substrate

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    Kyosuke Seya

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The formation mechanism of Al2O3-HfO2 eutectic structure, the preparation method, and the formation mechanism of the eutectic EBC layer on the silicon carbide substrate are summarized. Al2O3-HfO2 eutectic EBC film is prepared by optical zone melting method on the silicon carbide substrate. At high temperature, a small amount of silicon carbide decomposed into silicon and carbon. The components of Al2O3 and HfO2 in molten phase also react with the free carbon. The Al2O3 phase reacts with free carbon and vapor species of AlO phase is formed. The composition of the molten phase becomes HfO2 rich from the eutectic composition. HfO2 phase also reacts with the free carbon and HfC phase is formed on the silicon carbide substrate; then a high density intermediate layer is formed. The adhesion between the intermediate layer and the substrate is excellent by an anchor effect. When the solidification process finished before all of HfO2 phase is reduced to HfC phase, HfC-HfO2 functionally graded layer is formed on the silicon carbide substrate and the Al2O3-HfO2 eutectic structure grows from the top of the intermediate layer.

  3. Diffusion of oxygen in amorphous Al2O3, Ta2O5, and Nb2O5

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    Nakamura, R.; Toda, T.; Tsukui, S.; Tane, M.; Ishimaru, M.; Suzuki, T.; Nakajima, H.

    2014-07-01

    The self-diffusivity of oxygen in amorphous Al2O3 (a-Al2O3), a-Ta2O5, and a-Nb2O5 was investigated along with structural analysis in terms of pair distribution function (PDF). The low activation energy, ˜1.2 eV, for diffusion in the oxides suggests a single atomic jump of oxygen ions mediated via vacancy-like defects. However, the pre-exponential factor for a-Ta2O5 and a-Nb2O5 with lower bond energy was two orders of magnitude larger than that for a-Al2O3 with higher bond energy. PDF analyses revealed that the short-range configuration in a-Ta2O5 and a-Nb2O5 was more broadly distributed than that in a-Al2O3. Due to the larger variety of atomic configurations of a-Ta2O5 and a-Nb2O5, these oxides have a higher activation entropy for diffusion than a-Al2O3. The entropy term for diffusion associated with short-range structures was shown to be a dominant factor for diffusion in amorphous oxides.

  4. MICROSTRUCTURES AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF IN-SITU Al2O3/TiAl COMPOSITES BY EXOTHERMIC DISPERSION METHOD

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    In-situ Al2O3/TiAl composites were fabricated by pressure-assisted exothermic disper-sion (PAXD) method from elemental powder mixtures of Ti, Al, TiO2, and Nb2O5.The microstructures and mechanical properties of the as-sintered composites are in-vestigated. The results show that the as-sintered products consist of γ-TiAl, α2-Ti3Al,Al2O3, and NbAl3 phases. Microstrueture analysis indicates that Al2O3 particles tend to disperse on the grain boundaries. Application of a moderate pressure of 35 Mpa at 1200℃ yields Ab2O3/TiAl composites with fine Al2O3 reinforcement and a dis-continuous network linking by Al2O3 particles. The aluminide component has a fine submicron γ+α2 larnellar rnicrostructure. With increasing Nb2O5 content, A1203 par-ticles are dispersed uniformly in the matrix. The hardness of the composites increases gradually, and the bending strength and fracture toughness of the composites reach to the maximum value, respectively.

  5. Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Al2O3-Coated MoS2 Spheres for Photocatalysis Applications

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    S. V. Prabhakar Vattikuti

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports the synthesis of novel monodisperse Al2O3-coated molybdenum disulfide nanospheres (i.e., core-shell structures using a one-step facile hydrothermal method. XPS analysis confirmed the purity and stable structure of the Al2O3-coated MoS2 nanospheres. A possible growth mechanism of the core-shell structure is also reported, along with their influence on the photodegradation process of rhodamine B (RhB. The Al2O3-coated MoS2 nanospheres demonstrate good photocatalytic activity and chemical stability compared to MoS2 spheres. TG-DTA analysis provided insight into the decomposition process of the precursor solution and the stability of the nanoparticles. The enhanced photocatalytic activity makes the Al2O3-coated MoS2 nanospheres a promising candidate as a photocatalyst that could be used in place of traditional Al2O3/MoS2 photocatalyst for the removal of pollutants from waste water.

  6. Oxidation behavior of in-situ Al2O3/TiAl composites at 900℃ in static air

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    Tao-tao Ai; Fen Wang; Xiao-ming Feng

    2009-01-01

    In-situ Al2O3/TiAl composites were successfully synthesized from the starting powders of Ti, Al, TiO2 and Nb2O5. The oxidation behavior of the composites at 900℃ in static air was investigated. The results indicate that the composite samples present a much lower oxidation mass gain. Under long-time intensive oxidation exposure, the formed oxide scale is multi-layer. The formation of the outer TiO2 layer is fine and dense, the internal Al2O3 scale has good adhesiveness with the outer TiO2 scale, and the TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer forming the protective oxide scale is favorable for the improvement of oxidation resistance. It is believed that the incorporation of Al2O3 particulates into the metal matrix decreases the coefficient of thermal expansion of the substrate, and forms a local three-dimensional network structure that can hold the oxide scale. The formation of the oxide scale with fmer particle size, stronger adherence, less micro-defects and slower growth rate can contribute to the improvement of oxidation resistance. Nb element plays an important role in reducing the internal oxidation action of the materials, restraining the growth of TiO2 crystals andpromoting thc stable formation of the Al 2O3-riched layer,which is benfeicial to improve the oxidation properties.

  7. The enhanced conductivity of AZO thin films on soda lime glass with an ultrathin Al2O3 buffer layer

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    Aluminum doped zinc oxide (AZO) films were deposited by radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering on the Al2O3-coated and bare soda lime glass substrates, respectively. The properties of AZO films were analyzed using X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscope (AFM), Hall effect measurement and ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectrophotometer. The results of XRD measurement showed that all the AZO thin films had a preferentially oriented (0 0 2) peak and the intensity of (0 0 2) peak decreased with increase in the thickness of the Al2O3 buffer layer. The Hall measurement results showed that the conductivity of the AZO film with a 3 nm Al2O3 buffer layer had a remarkable 41.3% increase when compared with that of the single AZO film. The figures of merit from optical transmittance and electrical conductivity for AZO films on the 3 nm Al2O3-coated and bare glass substrates were 5466 and 3772 S cm-1, respectively. All the results suggested that the use of an ultrathin Al2O3 buffer layer effectively improved the quality of AZO film on the glass substrate.

  8. Influence of atomic layer deposition Al2O3 nano-layer on the surface passivation of silicon solar cells

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    A stack of Al2O3/SiNx dual layer was applied for the back side surface passivation of p-type multi-crystalline silicon solar cells, with laser-opened line metal contacts, forming a local aluminum back surface field (local Al-BSF) structure. A slight amount of Al2O3, wrapping around to the front side of the wafer during the thermal atomic layer deposition process, was found to have a negative influence on cell performance. The different process flow was found to lead to a different cell performance, because of the Al2O3 wrapping around the front surface. The best cell performance, with an absolute efficiency gain of about 0.6% compared with the normal full Al-BSF structure solar cell, was achieved when the Al2O3 layer was deposited after the front surface of the wafer had been covered by a SiNx layer. We discuss the possible reasons for this phenomenon, and propose three explanations as the Ag paste, being hindered from firing through the front passivation layer, degraded the SiNx passivation effect and the Al2O3 induced an inversion effect on the front surface. Characterization methods like internal quantum efficiency and contact resistance scanning were used to assist our understanding of the underlying mechanisms. (semiconductor physics)

  9. Charge trapping behavior of rare-earth ion-doped Al2O3 and its application to nonvolatile memories

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    We investigated the charge trapping properties of rare-earth(RE)-Yb-doped Al2O3 in view of their potential application to nonvolatile memories. The as-grown, low-temperature annealed Yb-doped Al2O3 film showed a dominant hole trapping behavior, but it changed to mostly electron trapping after high temperature annealing. No correlation was found between the Yb charge state and the reduction of hole traps, excluding the Yb ion itself as the hole trap. As-grown annealed Yb-doped Al2O3 showed a defect-related below-bandgap optical absorption. Since the oxygen vacancy is a charge trap in Al2O3 among all the intrinsic defects, we attribute the observed hole trap to the oxygen vacancy. On the other hand, the energy levels of the Yb3+ ion in Al2O3 make it the most likely electron trap. In addition, the large Yb ion strains the nearby bonds to make it vulnerable to defect formation during an external stress. We found that hot electron injection actually created addition electron traps. Yb ions and/or defect complexes including Yb ions seem to be responsible for the observed electron trapping. Our experimental results show that RE ion doping may be a new method for realizing a nonvolatile memory device.

  10. Passivation Effect of Atomic Layer Deposition of Al2O3 Film on HgCdTe Infrared Detectors

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    Zhang, Peng; Ye, Zhen-Hua; Sun, Chang-Hong; Chen, Yi-Yu; Zhang, Tian-Ning; Chen, Xin; Lin, Chun; Ding, Ring-Jun; He, Li

    2016-09-01

    The passivation effect of atomic layer deposition of (ALD) Al2O3 film on a HgCdTe infrared detector was investigated in this work. The passivation effect of Al2O3 film was evaluated by measuring the minority carrier lifetime, capacitance versus voltage ( C- V) characteristics of metal-insulator-semiconductor devices, and resistance versus voltage ( R- V) characteristics of variable-area photodiodes. The minority carrier lifetime, C- V characteristics, and R- V characteristics of HgCdTe devices passivated by ALD Al2O3 film was comparable to those of HgCdTe devices passivated by e-beam evaporation of ZnS/CdTe film. However, the baking stability of devices passivated by Al2O3 film is inferior to that of devices passivated by ZnS/CdTe film. In future work, by optimizing the ALD Al2O3 film growing process and annealing conditions, it may be feasible to achieve both excellent electrical properties and good baking stability.

  11. Pt-Ti/ALD-Al2O3/p-Si MOS Capacitors for Future ULSI Technology

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    Ashok M. Mahajan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The high dielectric constant (high-k thin film of Al2O3 was deposited by using Plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (PE-ALD technique. The electron beam evaporation system was used to deposit the Pt-Ti metal to fabricate the Pt-Ti/Al2O3/Si MOS capacitors. Thickness measurement of Al2O3 gate dielectric was carried out with variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry, which is measured to be 2.83 nm. The MOS capacitors were characterized to evaluate the electrical properties using capacitance voltage (C-V analyzer at different measurement frequencies. Capacitance voltage measurement shows that, dielectric constant k ranges from 7.87 to 10.44. In CV curve a slight negative shift is observed in the flatband voltage because of presence of trap charges in the Al2O3 MOS capacitor. A lower equivalent oxide thickness (EOT of 1.057 nm is obtained for the fabricated Pt-Ti/ Al2O3 /Si MOS capacitors.

  12. Nano porous Al2O3-TiO2 thin film based humidity sensor prepared by spray pyrolysis technique

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    Chandrashekara, H. D.; Angadi, Basavaraj; Ravikiran, Y. T.; Poornima, P.; Shashidhar, R.; Murthy, L. C. S.

    2016-05-01

    The nano porous surface structured TiO2 and Al2O3-TiO2 thin films were prepared using spray pyrolysis technique at 350°C. The XRD pattern of Al2O3-TiO2 film shows anatase phase and mixed phase of Al2TiO5. The surface morphology of films show a uniformly distributed nano porous structure. The elemental analysis through EDAX shows good stoichiometry. The sensitivity for humidity sensing were determined for both films of TiO2 and Al2O3-TiO2 and corresponding values are found to be 74.2% and 84.02%, this result reveal that Al2O3-TiO2 films shows higher sensing percent than the TiO2 due to the nano porous surface nature. The Al2O3-TiO2 film shows fast response time and long recovery time than the TiO2 film, this may be due to the meso-porous morphology of these films.

  13. Aluminium based composites strengthened with metallic amorphous phase or ceramic (Al2O3) particles

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    Highlights: • Al-based composites with amorphous Al strengthening phase were obtained. • A better adhesion of metallic amorphous particles than of ceramic phase. • Avoiding crystallization of amorphous phase during a composite pressing process. • Properties similar for 10% metallic amorphous and ceramic strengthening phases. • Better amorphization in case of melt spinning than gas atomization of the Al alloy. - Abstract: Two methods were used to obtain amorphous aluminium alloy powder: gas atomization and melt spinning. The sprayed powder contained only a small amount of the amorphous phase and therefore bulk composites were prepared by hot pressing of aluminium powder with the 10% addition of ball milled melt spun ribbons of the Al84Ni6V5Zr5 alloy (numbers indicate at.%). The properties were compared with those of a composite containing a 10% addition of Al2O3 ceramic particles. Additionally, a composite based on 2618A Al alloy was prepared with the addition of the Al84Ni6V5Zr5 powder from the ribbons used as the strengthening phase. X-ray studies confirmed the presence of the amorphous phase with a small amount of aluminium solid solution in the melt spun ribbons. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) studies showed the start of the crystallization process of the amorphous ribbons at 437 °C. The composite samples were obtained in the process of uniaxial hot pressing in a vacuum at 380 °C, below the crystallization temperature of the amorphous phase. A uniform distribution of both metallic and ceramic strengthening phases was observed in the composites. The hardness of all the prepared composites was comparable and amounted to approximately 50 HV for those with the Al matrix and 120 HV for the ones with the 2618A alloy matrix. The composites showed a higher yield stress than the hot pressed aluminium or 2618A alloy. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) studies after compression tests revealed that the propagation of cracks in the composites

  14. Preparation and Healing of Cracks in Al2O3-MgAION Composite

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    YANG Daoyuan; ZHU Kai; WU Juan

    2009-01-01

    The Al2O3-MgAION specimens with dimensions of φ20 mm×10 mm and 3 mm×4 mm×36 mm were pre-pared using corundum grains ( w( Al2O3) >98% , par-ticle size: 3-1 mm, ≤1 mm, ≤85 μm and ≤3 μm, respectively) and MgAION (particle size ≤ 2 μm ) as starting materials, PVA as binder, designing 3 formula-tions containing aggregate and 4 special formulations without aggregate, pressing under 150 Mpa and keep-ing for 5 s, firing at 1 500 ℃ for 2 h in nitrogen under normal pressure, and the cracks were prepared on the specimens by thermal shock method (air cooling at 1 100 ℃ for 10 cycles) and by Vickers method (29.4, 49.0 and 98.0 N, keeping for 25 s) , then holding at 1 100 ℃ and 1 550 ℃ for 6 h in nitrogen atmosphere for cracks healing, respectively. The influences of crack prefabricated method, grain composition, pressure of Vickers and pressure holding time on the shape and di-mension of cracks were studied. Effects of healing tem-perature on healing degree and MOR of specimens were investigated and the crack healing rate was calculated. The results showed that: (1) the cracks of MgAION specimens prepared by thermal shock method under nor-real pressure were of irregular shape and uncertain length; (2) the cracks prepared by Vickers method was approximate diamond-shape without slender cracks emit-ting from every vertex angle; but if composite specimens were fabricated by particles of several microns, the crack size, shape and its site, especially that obtained under 98.0 N for 25 s, could be controlled exactly under a Vickers hardometer, which made the crack healing re-search easy to conduct; (3) after healing treatment at 1 100 ℃ or 1 500 ℃, the cracks became shallower and smaller even disappeared, the strength of the specimen was recovered finally; (4) a formulation for crack heal-ing rate expressed by the cracked capacity was: V/ t = 1/3 C2v(1+ctg θ) Cv/ t.

  15. Nanoquasicrystalline Al-based matrix/γ-Al2O3 nanocomposites

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    Highlights: • Nanoquasicrystalline alloy MCs containing 20–50 nm Al2O3 particles were prepared. • The ball milling process effect on the powders, microstructure and microhardness was studied. • Three different steps during the milling process were observed and explained. • Extruded bars from the ball milled alloy and composite powders were produced. • A remarkable increase in hardness in the composite bar was obtained in comparison to the alloy bar. - Abstract: Quasicrystalline aluminium alloys have been studied in the past years achieving higher strength than commercial Al alloys and retaining high strength at high temperature. In this work a quasicrystalline Al alloy matrix nanocomposite containing nanoceramic particles has been manufactured using ball milling and hot extrusion. For that purpose a nanoquasicrystalline Al–Fe–Cr–Ti alloy was manufactured by powder atomisation. Nanocomposites consisting of a quasicrystalline Al–Fe–Cr–Ti alloy matrix and reinforcement of γ-Al2O3 nano particles were manufactured. The effect of ball milling time on the microstructure and microhardness of the nanocomposite powders was investigated. Bulk materials were produced by consolidation and hot extrusion. The microstructure and microhardness of the extruded materials were characterised. The milling regime behaviour is discussed, and shows three different steps that have a significant effect on the rate of change of uniformity of the reinforcement distribution, matrix microstructure, powder size distribution and its microhardness. No significant decomposition of the quasicrystalline phase occurred over 30 h of milling. Strain increased and the crystallite size of the aluminium phase decreased with milling time, with the Al crystallite size reaching a steady state. Although the quasicrystalline phase decomposed during hot extrusion, the microhardness of the nanocomposite produced is significantly harder (227 ± 3 μHV500) than both the unreinforced

  16. Influência de aditivos dispersantes nas propriedades de concretos refratários de Al2O3 e Al2O3-MgO Influence of dispersants in Al2O3 and Al2O3-MgO refractory castables

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    I. R. de Oliveira

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available O estado de dispersão das partículas constituintes da matriz de concretos apresenta uma influência direta no comportamento reológico desses materiais, determinando as técnicas que podem ser usadas para a sua aplicação. Diferentes aditivos são utilizados visando uma dispersão eficiente, a qual constitui um requisito importante na otimização do empacotamento das partículas e da resistência mecânica de concretos. Entretanto, a influência desses aditivos nas propriedades de concretos tem sido muito pouco estudada. Neste trabalho investigou-se o efeito de três dispersantes nas propriedades e desempenho na secagem de diferentes composições refratárias. A presença de poliacrilato de sódio resultou em concretos com elevada permeabilidade e maior porosidade. Por outro lado, em composições no sistema Al2O3-MgO a presença de hexametafosfato de sódio proporcionou concretos com permeabilidade extremamente baixa acarretando numa secagem mais lenta, enquanto o ácido cítrico apresentou um desempenho intermediário. Tais efeitos nas propriedades dos concretos foram correlacionados às características intrínsecas dos aditivos.The state of dispersion of the castables matrix particles presents a direct influence in their rheological behavior, determining the techniques that can be used for their installation. Different additives have been used aiming an efficient dispersion, which constitutes an important requirement in the optimization of the particles packing and mechanical resistance of castables. However, the influence of those additives in the castables properties has not been extensively studied. In this work, the effect of 3 dispersants was investigated in the properties and drying behavior of different refractory compositions. The presence of sodium polyacrylate resulted in castables with higher permeability and larger porosity. On the other hand, in Al2O3-MgO compositions the presence of sodium hexametaphosphate provided

  17. Characterization of humic acid reactivity modifications due to adsorption onto α-Al2O3

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    Adsorption of purified Aldrich humic acid (PAHA) onto α-Al2O3 is studied by batch experiments at different pH, ionic strength and coverage ratios R (mg of PAHA by m2 of mineral surface). After equilibration, samples are centrifuged and the concentration of PAHA in the supernatants is measured. The amount of adsorbed PAHA per m2 of mineral surface is decreasing with increasing pH. At constant pH value, the amount of adsorbed PAHA increases with initial PAHA concentration until a pH-dependent constant value is reached. UV/Visible specific parameters such as specific absorbance SUVA(254), ratio of absorbance values E2/E3 and width of the electron-transfer absorbance band Δ(ET) are calculated for supernatant PAHA fractions of adsorption experiments at pH 6.8, to have an insight on the evolution of PAHA characteristics with varying coverage ratio. No modification is observed compared to original compound for R not greater than or equal to 20 mg(PAHA)/g(α-Al2O3). Below this ratio, aromaticity decreases with initial PAHA concentration. Size-exclusion chromatography - organic carbon detection measurements on these supernatants also show a preferential adsorption of more aromatic and higher-sized fractions. Spectrophotometric titrations were done to estimate changes of reactivity of supernatants from adsorption experiments made at pH approximate to 6.8 and different PAHA concentrations. Evolutions of UV/Visible spectra with varying pH were treated to obtain titration curves that are interpreted within the NICA-Donnan framework. Protonation parameters of non-sorbed PAHA fractions are compared to those obtained for the PAHA before contact with the oxide. The amount of low proton-affinity type of sites and the value of their median affinity constant decrease after adsorption. From PAHA concentration in the supernatant and mass balance calculations, 'titration curves' are experimentally proposed for the adsorbed fractions for the first time. These changes in reactivity to

  18. Characterization of humic acid reactivity modifications due to adsorption onto α-Al 2O 3

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    Janot, Noémie

    2012-03-01

    Adsorption of purified Aldrich humic acid (PAHA) onto α-Al 2O 3 is studied by batch experiments at different pH, ionic strength and coverage ratios R (mg of PAHA by m 2 of mineral surface). After equilibration, samples are centrifuged and the concentration of PAHA in the supernatants is measured. The amount of adsorbed PAHA per m 2 of mineral surface is decreasing with increasing pH. At constant pH value, the amount of adsorbed PAHA increases with initial PAHA concentration until a pH-dependent constant value is reached. UV/Visible specific parameters such as specific absorbance SUVA 254, ratio of absorbance values E 2/E 3 and width of the electron-transfer absorbance band Δ ET are calculated for supernatant PAHA fractions of adsorption experiments at pH 6.8, to have an insight on the evolution of PAHA characteristics with varying coverage ratio. No modification is observed compared to original compound for R≥20mgPAHA/gα-Al2O3. Below this ratio, aromaticity decreases with initial PAHA concentration. Size-exclusion chromatography - organic carbon detection measurements on these supernatants also show a preferential adsorption of more aromatic and higher-sized fractions. Spectrophotometric titrations were done to estimate changes of reactivity of supernatants from adsorption experiments made at pH ≈6.8 and different PAHA concentrations. Evolutions of UV/Visible spectra with varying pH were treated to obtain titration curves that are interpreted within the NICA-Donnan framework. Protonation parameters of non-sorbed PAHA fractions are compared to those obtained for the PAHA before contact with the oxide. The amount of low proton-affinity type of sites and the value of their median affinity constant decrease after adsorption. From PAHA concentration in the supernatant and mass balance calculations, "titration curves" are experimentally proposed for the adsorbed fractions for the first time. These changes in reactivity to our opinion could explain the difficulty

  19. PVB/Al2O3导热绝缘复合材料的制备与性能研究%Preparation and Property Study of Thermally Conductive and Electro Insulating PVB/Al2O3 Composites

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    朱晓亮; 李光吉; 袁江勇; 王田甜

    2012-01-01

    The thermally conductive and electroinsulating PVB/A12O3 composites were prepared by melt blending using polyvinyl butyral (PVB) as a matrix and triethylene glycol di-2-ethylhexoate (3GO) as a plasticizer and the particle size of alumina ( Al2 O3 ) used in PVB/A12 O3 composites as a thermally conductive filler was 1 ~3 μm, 10 μm and 30 nm, respectively. The effects of the surface treatment of Al2 0 3, Al 2 0 3 content and particle size were systematically studied on the heat conduction performance, electro insulating property and the mechanical property of the PVB/A12O3 composites. The experimental results showed that among the examined three kinds of surface treatment agents, y-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (KH-560), titanium tetrabutoxide (TC) and stearic acid (SA), and in their dosage range, treating Al2 03 with 1. 0 wt%of KH-560 was an optimum surface treatment approach; in the used three kinds of A12O3 fillers with different particle sizes, A12O3 with the particle size of 1 to 3 jxm was more conductive to improving the thermal conductivity of PVB/A12O3 composites; and the thermal conductivity of PVB/A12O3 composites increased with an increase in the A12O3 content. When the A12O3 content was 85 phr or 18. 6 vol% , the thermal conductivity of the PVB/A12O3 composite was 0. 407 W/m o K, which was 1.91 times of that of the PVB sample without A12O3. And when the A12O3 content was 70 phr or 15. 9 vol% , the prepared PVB/A12 O3 composite can exhibit good comprehensive performance, whose thermal conductivity, volume resistivity, tensile strength and elongation at break were 0. 375 W/( m o K) , 1. 65 x 10 12 Ω, o m, 21.4 MPa and 265% , respectively. The data analysis based on the theoretical model of Agrai indicate that with a further increasing A12O3 content when it was higher than 25 phr or 6.3 vol% , the A12O, particles in the PVB/A12O3 composites can form the partly continuous heat-conduction chains.%以聚乙烯醇缩丁醛(PVB)为

  20. Activity and deactivation studies for direct dimethyl ether synthesis using CuO-ZnO-Al2O3 with NH(4)ZSM-5, HZSM-5 or gamma-Al2O3

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    Abu-Dahrieh, Jehad; Rooney, David; Goguet, Alexandre; Saih, Youssef

    2012-01-01

    Herein we investigate the use of CuO-ZnO-Al2O3 (CZA) with different solid acid catalysts (NH(4)ZSM-5. HZSM-5 or gamma-Al2O3) for the production of dimethyl ether from syngas. It was found that of the solid acids, which are necessary for the dehydration function of the admixed system, the CZA/HZSM-5 bifunctional catalyst with a 0.25 acid fraction showed high stability over a continuous period of 212 h.As this particular system was observed to loose around 16.2% of its initial activity over thi...

  1. Al2O3/Cr3C2/(W,Ti)C复合材料化学相容性分析%Analysis of Chemical Compatibility of Al2O3/Cr3C2/(W,Ti)C Composites

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    孙德明; 张勤河; 柴琦; 张明勤; 许崇海

    2007-01-01

    应用热力学原理计算分析了Al2O3/Cr3C2/(W,Ti)C复合陶瓷材料体系中各组分间化学反应的可能性.结果表明,在1800℃范围内各组分间不会发生化学反应.并通过Al2O3/Cr3C2/(W,Ti)C复合陶瓷材料的热压烧结制备进行了实验验证.

  2. Selective CO methanation over NiO--Al_2O_3--ZrO_2 and Co_3O_4--Al_2O_3--ZrO_2 catalysts

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    DEREKAYA, FİLİZ; ERMERGEN, DERYA

    2015-01-01

    NiO--Al_2O_3--ZrO_2 and Co_3O_4--Al_2O_3--ZrO_2 catalysts were prepared by three different co-precipitation methods, namely co-precipitation, surfactant-assisted co-precipitation, and surfactant-assisted co-precipitation with ultrasound mixing methods, and their activities were tested in selective CO methanation. Catalysts were characterized using N_2 physisorption, XRD, SEM, TEM, XPS, and TPR-H_2 techniques. CO methanation and selective CO methanation reactions were carried out. Cata...

  3. Comparative study of gamma ray shielding and some properties of PbO-SiO2-Al2O3 and Bi2O3-SiO2-Al2O3 glass systems

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    Singh, K. J.; Kaur, Sandeep; Kaundal, R. S.

    2014-03-01

    Gamma-ray shielding properties have been estimated in terms of mass attenuation coefficient, half value layer and mean free path values, whereas, structural studies have been performed in terms of density, optical band gap, glass transition temperature and longitudinal ultrasonic velocity parameters. X-ray diffraction, UV-visible, DSC and ultrasonic techniques have been used to explore the structural properties of PbO-SiO2-Al2O3 and Bi2O3-SiO2-Al2O3 glass systems.

  4. Neural network application in simulations of composites Al-Al2O3 tribological properties

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this paper is application of neural networks in tribological properties simulation ofcomposite materials based on porous ceramic preforms infiltrated by liquid aluminium alloy.Design/methodology/approach: The material for investigations was manufactured by pressure infiltrationmethod of ceramic porous preforms. The eutectic aluminium alloy EN AC – AlSi12 was use as a matrix while asreinforcement were used ceramic preforms manufactured by sintering of Al2O3 Alcoa CL 2500 powder with additionof pore forming agents as carbon fibres Sigrafil C10 M250 UNS manufactured by SGL Carbon Group Company.The wear resistance was measured by the use of device designed in the Institute of Engineering Materials andBiomaterials. The device realize dry friction wear mechanism of reciprocating movement condition. The simulationof load and number of cycles influence on tribological properties was made by the use of neural networks.Findings: The received results show the possibility of obtaining the new composite materials with requiredtribological properties moreover those properties can by simulated by the use of neural networks.Practical implications: The composite materials made by the developed method can find application amongthe others in automotive industry as the alternative material for elements fabricated from light metal matrixcomposite material reinforced with ceramic fibers.Originality/value: Worked out model of neural network can be used as helpful tool to prediction the wear ofaluminium matrix composite materials In condition of dry friction.

  5. Characterization of Al2O3 Supported Nickel Catalysts Derived from RFNon-thermal Plasma Technology

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    Catalysts derived from non-thermal plasma techniques have previously shown unusual and highly advantageous catalytic properties including room temperature reduction, unusual metal particle structure and metal-support interactions, and enhanced selectivity and stability. This study focuses on the characterization of Al2O3 supported Ni catalysts derived from the RF non-thermal plasma technique with in-situ XRD, TPR-MS and STEM and on relating the results to the enhanced activity and stability of benzene hydrogenation. The results suggest that catalysts with plasma treatments before impregnation are relatively easier to be reduced and result in better activities under mild reduction conditions. These plasma treatments stabilize the nickel particle sizes of air(B) and H2(B) catalysts at 600 C by slowing down the sintering process. Plasma treatments after the impregnation of precursors, on the other hand, tend to delay the growth of nickel particles below 600 C, forming smaller Ni particles, but with a sudden increase in particle size near 600 C. It suggests that the structure of Ni nitrate and the metal-support interaction have been altered by the plasma treatments. The reduction patterns of plasma 1 treated catalysts are, therefore, changed. The catalyst with a combination plasma treatment demonstrates that the effect of a combination plasma treatment is larger than either the plasma treatment before or after the impregnation alone. Both plasma treatments before and after the impregnation of metal precursor play important roles in modifying supported metal catalysts.

  6. Radiation effects in pure and doped Al2O3 crystals

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    Effects of β-, X- and UV-radiation on optical properties of nominally pure as well as of variously doped α-Al2O3 crystals were studied. Optical absorption, thermoluminescence (TL) and photoluminescence (PL) were measured. The irradiation with wavelengths below 145 nm had essentially the same effects as X-irradiation, indicating that the same defects were formed in both cases. F and F+ emission bands at 410 and 330 nm appeared in the TL and in the PL of all samples. In crystals doped with rare-earth ions the narrow bands, characteristic for these impurities, were dominant. In some of the nominally pure samples also a strong Cr3+ band appeared at 698 nm. In the C-doped crystals the TL and PL emissions were relatively strong and dominated by the F and F+ emission bands. These results support previous suggestions regarding a high anion vacancy concentration in the C-doped crystals. A weak emission band appeared near 500 nm with an excitation maximum near 300 nm and is attributed to interstitial Ali+ ions. Prolonged UV-illumination with F-light caused a notable increase in the PL yield in the C-doped samples. Irradiation into the Ali+ absorption band at 300 nm had a reverse effect and was also efficient for the optical bleaching of the phototransferred TL (PTTL). (orig.)

  7. Radiation effects in pure and doped Al 2O 3 crystals

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    Kristianpoller, N.; Rehavi, A.; Shmilevich, A.; Weiss, D.; Chen, R.

    1998-05-01

    Effects of β-, X- and UV-radiation on optical properties of nominally pure as well as of variously doped α-Al 2O 3 crystals were studied. Optical absorption, thermoluminescence (TL) and photoluminescence (PL) were measured. The irradiation with wavelengths below 145 nm had essentially the same effects as X-irradiation, indicating that the same defects were formed in both cases. F and F + emission bands at 410 and 330 nm appeared in the TL and in the PL of all samples. In crystals doped with rare-earth ions the narrow bands, characteristic for these impurities, were dominant. In some of the nominally pure samples also a strong Cr 3+ band appeared at 698 nm. In the C-doped crystals the TL and PL emissions were relatively strong and dominated by the F and F + emission bands. These results support previous suggestions regarding a high anion vacancy concentration in the C-doped crystals. A weak emission band appeared near 500 nm with an excitation maximum near 300 nm and is attributed to interstitial Al i+ ions. Prolonged UV- illumination with F-light caused a notable increase in the PL yield in the C-doped samples. Irradiation into the Al i+ absorption band at 300 nm had a reverse effect and was also efficient for the optical bleaching of the phototransferred TL (PTTL).

  8. Electrochemical behavior of Ti/Al2O3 interfaces produced by diffusion bonding

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    Luis Augusto Rocha

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available In the field of biomedical applications a special interest exists regarding the study of the physicochemical and mechanical behaviour of materials, with special focus on the electrochemical degradation of metal/ceramic interfaces. In fact, metal/ceramic interfaces may be present in several biomedical devices, ranging from external or implantable sensors, to dental implants. Diffusion bonding represents an important technique since, in opposition to other production technologies, such as active metal brazing, avoid the possible liberation of certain chemical components harmful to health. The aim of this work is to study the electrochemical degradation of the interface formed between commercially pure Ti and Al2O3 produced by diffusion bonding, in contact with a physiological solution. The present approach included the evaluation of the contribution of individual and pairs of interfacial layers on the global degradation processes. For this propose d.c. electrochemical techniques were used to monitor the open-circuit potential, and to perform potentiodynamic polarization and galvanic corrosion evaluation. Also, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was used as a complementary technique of the corrosion behaviour of the interface. Chemical composition and morphology of samples and corrosion products were evaluated by SEM and EDS analysis. According to experimental results, two principal reaction layers were formed in the interface: TiAl and Ti3Al. The TiAl layer appears to be the responsible for the strong increase in corrosion rate of the interface.

  9. Texture development in Al/Al2O3 MMCs produced by anodizing and ARB processes

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    Research highlights: → The Rotated Cube was the major texture component for most specimens. → The intensity of texture components was weak except the Rotated Cube component. → The texture intensity of composite with low alumina particles was not weak. → Alumina particles and also size and quantity of them are very effective on texture. - Abstract: Anodizing and accumulative roll bonding (ARB) processes were used as a new technique for manufacturing aluminum/alumina composites including various Al2O3 quantities. Textural evolution during ARB process of composites was evaluated using X-ray diffraction (XRD). The effective parameters in texture evolution were the number of cycles (3, 5, 7 and 8 cycles) and alumina quantity (0.48, 1.13, 2.40 and 3.55 vol.%). The texture evolution demonstrated that the Rotated Cube was a major texture component for all specimens except for the produced composite containing 0.48 vol.% alumina after eight cycles. For subsequent composites, the dominant components were Copper and Dillamore. Also, for almost all specimens (except for the composite with 0.48 vol.% alumina), the intensity of the texture components (except for Rotated Cube) was very weak. All these results are related to the presence of the second phase particles and also size and quantity of them.

  10. Experiments on thermal interactions: Tests with Al2O3 droplets and water

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    Within the analysis of severe highly hypothetical fast breeder accidents the consequences of a fuel-coolant interaction have to be considered, i.e. the thermal interaction between hot molten fuel and sodium. To improve principal knowledge on the fragmentation process during the interaction of a hot droplet with a cold fluid, a series of experiments was performed with single droplets of molten Al2O3 as the hot liquid and water as the cold and easily volatile fluid. To initiate fragmentation of the droplet pressure pulses of up to 1 MPa were generated in the water by a magnetic hammer. The events were filmed by a high speed camera with up to 105 pictures per second. Details of the interactions can be deduced from the films and from the pressure histories. The existence of a vapour trail in all experiments indicates complex heat and mass transfer processes occurring in the vapour film spontaneously formed between droplet and cold fluid. Fragmentation was initiated by local events in the vapour trail area. (orig.)

  11. Optimization of Sunflower Oil Hydrogenation on Pd-B/γ-Al2O3Catalyst

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Hydrogenation of vegetable oils is a heterogeneous process where the process factors influence the conversion and selectivity. A Statistical study was performed on a sunflower oil (SFO hydrogenation process using Pd-B/γ-Al2O3 catalyst to study the effect of the process factors, including temperature, hydrogen pressure, agitation, catalyst dose and reaction time on the iodine value and trans fatty acid content of hydrogenated SFO. It was found that each factor has a noticeable effect on the iodine value and trans fatty acid content of hydrogenated SFO. The study was also aimed to find out the optimum values for the hydrogenation factors which are capable to decline the IV to 70 (g iodine per 100 g oil as well as produce a minimum trans fatty acid content of the hydrogenated SFO. The optimum values were found to be 431 K, 1000 kPa, 1000 kPa, 0.29 % and 42.2 min for the temperature, hydrogen pressure, agitation, catalyst dose and reaction time respectively.

  12. Residual Stress in Brazing of Submicron Al2O3 to WC-Co

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    Grunder, T.; Piquerez, A.; Bach, M.; Mille, P.

    2016-07-01

    This study evaluated the residual stresses induced by brazing and grinding submicron Al2O3, using different methods. Energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry analysis (EDX) of 72Ag-Cu filler and filler/WC-Co interface showed evidence of atomic diffusion and possible formation of titanium oxide layers between the joint and the bonding materials. An analytical model supported by the finite element method (FEM) based on strain determination due to the difference in variation of thermal expansion was used to assess the stress distribution at the coupling interface and in bulk materials. The model took into account the evolution of the Young's modulus and of the thermal expansion with temperature. The model could be used to follow strain and stress evolutions of the bonded materials during the cooling cycle. The maximum stress rose above -300 MPa at the center of the 100 × 100 × 3 mm ceramic plates. The residual stresses on the external surface of ceramic were investigated by x-ray diffraction (XRD) and indentation fracture method (IFM). After brazing and grinding the plate, the principal stresses were 128.1 and 94.9 MPa, and the shear stress was -20.1 MPa. Microscopic examination revealed grain pull-out promoted by the global residual stresses induced by the brazing and grinding processes. The surface stresses evaluated by the different methods were reasonably correlated.

  13. Thermo-luminescence and photoluminescence studies of Al2O3 irradiated with heavy ions

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    Thermo-luminescence (TL) spectra of single crystals of Al2O3 (sapphire) irradiated with 200 MeV swift Ag ions at different fluence in the range 1x1011 to 1x1013 ions/cm2 has been recorded at room temperature by keeping the warming rate 2K/min. The TL glow curve of the irradiated samples has a simple structure with a prominent peak at ∼ 500 K with one small peak at 650 K. The intensity of main peak increases with the ion fluence. This has been attributed to the creation of new traps on irradiation. Also, a shift of 8 K in the peak position towards low temperature side has been observed at higher fluence 1x1013 ions/cm2. In addition, photoluminescence (PL) spectra of irradiated samples have been recorded at room temperature upon 2.8 eV excitation. A broad band consisting of mainly two emission bands, respectively at 2.5 and 2.3 eV corresponding to F2 and F22+ defect centers is observed. The intensity of these bands shows an increasing trend up to fluence 5x1012 ions/cm2 and then decreases at higher fluence 1x1013 ions/cm2. The results are interpreted in terms of creation of newly defect centers, clustering/aggregation and radiation-induced annihilation of defects. (author)

  14. Formation and surface characterization of nanostructured Al2O3–TiO2 coatings

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    Vairamuthu Raj; Mohamed Sirajudeen Mumjitha

    2014-10-01

    One pot synthesis of Al2O3–TiO2 nanoceramic coatings from environment-friendly potassium titanium oxalate (PTO) electrolyte using facile electrochemical anodization has been reported for the first time. Systematic analysis of the anodization parameters such as applied current density and concentration of the PTO electrolyte influence on the morphology of the ceramic coatings was done. The textural properties of the coatings (thickness, growth rate, coating ratio) showed a linear regime with current density and electrolyte concentration decreases up to a certain level and then decreases. The growth process, distribution of chemical elements, phase constitutions and corrosion resistance of the coatings were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Tafel polarization technique and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The relation between the corrosion resistivity of the anodic coating and the aforementioned anodization parameters is investigated. The mechanisms that are involved in the formation of the ceramic coatings are also discussed. The coatings formed from 30 g/L concentration of PTO and 0.02 A/cm2 current density show good morphology, textural properties and optimum corrosion resistance.

  15. Residual Stress in Brazing of Submicron Al2O3 to WC-Co

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    Grunder, T.; Piquerez, A.; Bach, M.; Mille, P.

    2016-06-01

    This study evaluated the residual stresses induced by brazing and grinding submicron Al2O3, using different methods. Energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry analysis (EDX) of 72Ag-Cu filler and filler/WC-Co interface showed evidence of atomic diffusion and possible formation of titanium oxide layers between the joint and the bonding materials. An analytical model supported by the finite element method (FEM) based on strain determination due to the difference in variation of thermal expansion was used to assess the stress distribution at the coupling interface and in bulk materials. The model took into account the evolution of the Young's modulus and of the thermal expansion with temperature. The model could be used to follow strain and stress evolutions of the bonded materials during the cooling cycle. The maximum stress rose above -300 MPa at the center of the 100 × 100 × 3 mm ceramic plates. The residual stresses on the external surface of ceramic were investigated by x-ray diffraction (XRD) and indentation fracture method (IFM). After brazing and grinding the plate, the principal stresses were 128.1 and 94.9 MPa, and the shear stress was -20.1 MPa. Microscopic examination revealed grain pull-out promoted by the global residual stresses induced by the brazing and grinding processes. The surface stresses evaluated by the different methods were reasonably correlated.

  16. Ni–Fe–Al$_2$O$_3$ electrodeposited nanocomposite coating with functionally graded microstructure

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    V TORABINEJAD; A SABOUR ROUHAGHDAM; M ALIOFKHAZRAEI; M H ALLAHYARZADEH

    2016-06-01

    In this study, a Ni–Fe–Al$_2$O$_3$ nanocomposite coating was deposited on the substrate of low-carbon steel by electrodeposition from a sulphate-based bath. The effects of frequency and duty cycle were investigated to producethe functionally graded (FG) coating. For this purpose, first, the coatings with duty cycle-decreased method (DDM) were deposited in eight steps from 88 to 11%. At the second step, frequency-increased method (FIM) was utilized from 50 to 6400 Hz during eight steps. Assessing of coatings was carried out by scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), potentiodynamic test, Vickers microhardness test and wear test.Microstructure evaluations gained by SEM and EDS demonstrated that the continuous alterations of duty cycle contribute for manufacturing of FG coatings, so that the maximum particle fraction was in the free surface of the coating and its amount was gradually decreased to the interface. These investigations showed that FIM had no effect on production of graded structure. Corrosion and wear tests indicated high corrosion and wear resistance of DDM coatings in comparison to FIM coatings. Investigating the best coatings obtained from both above methods exhibited 50 and 20% reduction in corrosion current density and wear rate, respectively, for DDM specimen in comparison to FIM sample.

  17. Numerical simulation of Al2O3 deposition at a nozzle during continuous casting

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    Fangming Yuan; Xinghua Wang; Jiongming Zhang; Li Zhang

    2008-01-01

    The effects of various factors, such as argon flow rate and slide gate opening ratio, on the alumina deposition rate were researched by the numerical simulation method. The pressure in the nozzle is significantly affected by argon flow rate and slide gate opening ratio. To keep positive pressure in the nozzle, the argon flow rate should be increased with a decrease in slide gate opening ratio. The effect of argon flow rate on the alumina deposition rate depends on the condition of opening ratio or casting speed. The effect of increasing the argon flow rate on the deposition rate is not obvious when the opening ratio is small. The Al2O3 deposition rate decreases significantly with an increase in argon flow rate when the argon flow rate is low, but it decreases slowly when the argon flow rate reaches a certain value. The alumina deposition rate is linear with alumina content at different slide gate opening ratios and argon flow rates. The observed thickness of the deposition layer at the bottom and outlet of a real clogged nozzle is almost equal to the result of the numerical simulation.

  18. Athermal fading of luminescence in Al2 O3 ceramic substrates

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    Terry, Ian; Kouroukla, Eftychia; Bailiff, Ian K.

    2015-03-01

    Retrospective dosimetry aims to reconstruct ionising radiation dose to populations following a radiological incident using materials not designed for that purpose. Sintered alumina ceramic can function as a dosimeter with its luminescence properties and related trapped charge storage mechanism. Its widespread use as a substrate in surface mount devices and incorporation in devices such as mobile phones make it a ubiquitous potential dosimeter. We investigated the optically (OSL) and thermally (TL) stimulated luminescence properties of sintered alumina substrates. In contrast to their single crystal analogue developed for personal dosimetry, Al2O3:C, the substrates exhibit a significant loss of trapped charge (fading) within hours following irradiation at RT that seriously limits their utility for dosimetry over an extended timescale. The fading rates of OSL and TL signals of 0402 resistors were analysed under various storage conditions (time and temperature), complemented by a study of their microstructure. The results support a model of athermal loss of trapped charge due to electron tunnelling from trapping states; this contrasting behaviour is attributed to a physical modification of the trap environment arising from the manufacturing process.

  19. Characterization of PdAg/Al2O3 composite membrane by electroless co-deposition

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    In this work, PdAg/Al2O3 composite membranes prepared by electroless co-deposition technique have been studied. Effects of plating time, Ag composition and total concentration of metal ions on surface morphologies, composition and microstructure of the resulting layers were investigated. Scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive spectrometer and nitrogen permeation technique were used to characterize the as-prepared composite membranes. From the experimental results, it shows that the surface morphology of the deposited PdAg layer is strongly affected by the Ag content of the plating bath. Since large differences of deposition rates and growth modes are observed between Pd and Ag grains, the PdAg layer exhibits the dendritic structure. As the Ag content is approximately 50%, the dendritic structured PdAg layer reveals the largest nitrogen permeability with the smallest size of residual pores. Furthermore, a comprehensive electrochemical analysis is proposed to interpret the composition and structure of the PdAg layer. Eventually, the experimental results are quite consistent with those predicted from the electrochemical analysis

  20. Crystallisation of Al2O3 - ZrO2 - SiO2 gels

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    Glassy and crystalline fibres, including SiO2, SiO2-10-50 mole%TiO2, SiO2-10-30 moles Al2O3 ,SiO2-10-33 moles ZrO2 , SiO2-ZrO2-N/A, have been prepared by drawing from a viscous gel followed by heat treatment. A wide variety of optical, dielectric, diffusion/oxidation barriers and other types of coating have also been prepared from gels by a dipping or spinning process. Dipping has been used commercially for the large scale coating of sheet glass since the l.'s. The forming process differs significantly from bulk gel formation because the rapid increase in concentration resulting from evaporation forces the precursors into close proximity, significantly increasing reaction rate. The structure of the initial film is strongly influenced by the degree of branching of precursors and the rates of condensation and evaporation. Shear stresses arising from fluid flow and film attachment are also applied to the depositing film during deposition so that aggregation gelation and drying occur in seconds rather than days or months. The gel initially shrinks as liquid evaporates but, as it stiffens, shrinkage stops and very fine porosity is introduced. The porosity can be reduced or eliminated by heating at relatively low temperatures (sintering), at higher temperatures crystalline phases may nucleate and grow. (author)

  1. The Influence of impact on Composite Armour System Kevlar-29/polyester-Al2O3

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    An experimental investigation of high velocity impact responses of composite laminated plates using a helium gas gun has been presented in this paper. The aim of this study was to develop the novel composite structure that meets the specific requirements of ballistic resistance which used for body protections, vehicles and other applications. Thus the high velocity impact tests were performed on composite Kevlar-29 fiber/polyester resin with alumina powder (Al2O3). The impact test was conducted by using a cylindrical steel projectile of 7.62mm diameter at a velocity range of 160-400 m/s. The results (shown in this work) are in terms of varying plate thickness and the amount of energy absorbed by the laminated plates meanwhile we obtained that the 12mm thickness of composite plate suitable for impact loading up to 200m/s impact velocity. Therefore this composite structure (it is used to reduce the amount of Kevlar) considered most economical armoure products. We used the ANSYS AUTODYN 3D- v.12 software for our simulations. The results have been obtained a4.1% maximum errors with experimental work of energy absorption.

  2. Temperature coefficients for in vivo RL and OSL dosimetry using Al2O3:C

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    A radiotherapy dosimetry system based on radioluminescence (RL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) from small carbon-doped aluminum oxide (Al2O3:C) crystals attached to optical-fiber cables has been developed. To quantify the influence of temperature variations on clinical RL and OSL measurement results, we conducted an automated laboratory experiment involving threefold randomization of (1) irradiation temperature (10-45 deg. C) , (2) stimulation temperature (10-45 deg. C), and (3) irradiation dose (0-4 Gy; 50 kV X-rays). We derived linear RL and OSL temperature coefficients using a simple statistical model fitted to all data (N=909). The study shows that the temperature coefficients are independent of dose and other variables studied. In agreement with an earlier investigation, we found that the RL signal changes only with irradiation temperature whereas the OSL response changes with both irradiation temperature, stimulation temperature, and OSL integration time. Typically, the temperature coefficients are of the order of 0.2%/K, and these thermal effects are therefore large enough to be of importance for clinical measurements

  3. Improving the cooling performance of automobile radiator with Al2O3/water nanofluid

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    In this paper, forced convective heat transfer in a water based nanofluid has experimentally been compared to that of pure water in an automobile radiator. Five different concentrations of nanofluids in the range of 0.1-1 vol.% have been prepared by the addition of Al2O3 nanoparticles into the water. The test liquid flows through the radiator consisted of 34 vertical tubes with elliptical cross section and air makes a cross flow inside the tube bank with constant speed. Liquid flow rate has been changed in the range of 2-5 l/min to have the fully turbulent regime (9 x 103 4). Additionally, the effect of fluid inlet temperature to the radiator on heat transfer coefficient has also been analyzed by varying the temperature in the range of 37-49 oC. Results demonstrate that increasing the fluid circulating rate can improve the heat transfer performance while the fluid inlet temperature to the radiator has trivial effects. Meanwhile, application of nanofluid with low concentrations can enhance heat transfer efficiency up to 45% in comparison with pure water. - Highlights: → Application of nanofluid in the car radiator has been studied experimentally. → Heat transfer enhancement of about 45% compared to water has been recorded. → Increasing particle concentration and velocity improves heat transfer performance.

  4. Ultrasonic investigations of some bismuth borate glasses doped with Al2O3

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    Yasser B Saddeek; Moenis A Azooz; Amr Bakr Saddek

    2015-02-01

    The velocities of longitudinal and transverse ultrasonic waves in different compositions of 5Al2O3–29Na2O–(66−)B2O$_{3}−x$Bi2O3 glass system were measured at 4 MHz at room temperature using the pulse-echo technique. The velocity data were used to determine the elastic moduli and the dimensionality of the studied glasses. The observed changes in the elastic moduli of the glasses were related to the modifier role of Bi2O3 content. The results revealed that the density increased with increasing Bi2O3 content, which was attributed to the increase in the compactness and packing of the glass network. The ultrasonic data were analysed in terms of creation of new bonds of Bi2O3 attached to the structural units of the borate network. The new bonds decreased the average crosslink density and the number of network bonds per unit volume along with a weakening of the different modes of vibrations, which in its turn decreased the ultrasonic velocity. Quantitative analysis was carried out using Makishima–Mackenzie model in order to obtain more information about the rigidity of these glasses.

  5. Nanocrystal and interface defects related photoluminescence in silicon-rich Al2O3 films

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    In this study, silicon nanocrystal-rich Al2O3 film has been prepared by co-sputtering a silicon and alumina composite target and subsequent annealing in N2 atmosphere. The microstructure of the film has been characterized by infrared (IR) absorption, Raman spectra and UV-absorption spectra. Typical nanocrystal and interface defects related photoluminescence with the photon energy of 1.54 (IR band) and 1.69 eV (R band) has been observed by PL spectrum analysis. A post-annealing process in oxygen atmosphere has been carried out to clarify the emission mechanism. Despite the red shift of the spectra, enhanced emission of the 1.69 eV band together with the weak emission phenomenon of the 1.54 eV band has been found after the post-annealing. The R band is discussed to originate from silicon nanocrystal interface defects. The IR band is concluded to be a coupling effect between electronic and vibrational emissions

  6. The thermodynamic properties of hydrated γ-Al2O3 nanoparticles

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    In this paper we report a combined calorimetric and inelastic neutron scattering (INS) study of hydrated γ-Al2O3 (γ-alumina) nanoparticles. These complementary techniques have enabled a comprehensive evaluation of the thermodynamic properties of this technological and industrially important metal oxide to be achieved. The isobaric heat capacity (Cp) data presented herein provide further critical insights into the much-debated chemical composition of γ-alumina nanoparticles. Furthermore, the isochoric heat capacity (Cv) of the surface water, which is so essential to the stability of all metal-oxides at the nanoscale, has been extracted from the high-resolution INS data and differs significantly from that of ice‑Ih due to the dominating influence of strong surface-water interactions. This study also encompassed the analysis of four γ-alumina samples with differing pore diameters [4.5 (1), 13.8 (2), 17.9 (3), and 27.2 nm (4)], and the results obtained allow us to unambiguously conclude that the water content and pore size have no influence on the thermodynamic behaviour of hydrated γ-alumina nanoparticles

  7. Effect of Volume Fraction of Particle on Wear Resistance of Al2O3/Steel Composites at Elevated Temperature

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    BAO Chong-gao; WANG En-ze; GAO Yi-min; XING Jian-dong

    2005-01-01

    Based on previous work,abrasive wear resistance of Al2 O3/steel composites with different Al2 O3 parti cle volume fraction (VOF) at 900 C was investigated.The experimental results showed that a suitable particle VOF is important to protect the metal matrix from wear at elevated temperature.Both too high and too low particle VOF lead to a poor abrasive wear because a bulk matrix is easily worn off by grits when it exceeds the suitable VOF and also because when VOF is low,the Al2O3 particles are easily dug out by grits during wearing as well.When the particle VOF is 39%,the wear resistance of tested composites is excellent.

  8. Epitaxially grown L10-FePt/(C, SiO2, and Al2O3) granular films

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    Additive effects of C, SiO2, and Al2O3 on L10-FePt epitaxial thin film were studied. Samples were fabricated by co-sputtering of FePt and (C, SiO2, and Al2O3) on MgO (1 0 0) substrate at 973 K. These additives effectively reduce the particle size of FePt. C additive deteriorates the crystal orientation, while Al2O3 additive gradually degrades the L10 ordering. On the other hand, SiO2 additive can reduce the particle size while keeping the high c-axis orientation and higher degree of L10 ordering

  9. Surface chemistry of plasma-assisted atomic layer deposition of Al2O3 studied by infrared spectroscopy

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    The surface groups created during plasma-assisted atomic layer deposition (ALD) of Al2O3 were studied by infrared spectroscopy. For temperatures in the range of 25-150 deg. C, -CH3 and -OH were unveiled as dominant surface groups after the Al(CH3)3 precursor and O2 plasma half-cycles, respectively. At lower temperatures more -OH and C-related impurities were found to be incorporated in the Al2O3 film, but the impurity level could be reduced by prolonging the plasma exposure. The results demonstrate that -OH surface groups rule the surface chemistry of the Al2O3 process and likely that of plasma-assisted ALD of metal oxides from organometallic precursors in general

  10. Determination of metallic impurities in Al2O3 matrix by energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence technique

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    The applicability of Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry as an analytical technique for the determination of a number of common metallic impurities in Al2O3 matrix has been studied. The present paper deals with the direct determination of a number of common metallic impurities such as Ca, Cr, Co, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, V and Zn in Al2O3 matrix. A series of Al2O3 standards containing the analyte impurities of interest in the range 10-1000 ppm was prepared synthetically. The spectrometer conditions were optimized to obtain calibration plots for the various analytes under study, which could be further used for the analysis of real life samples. The present method serves a supplementary technique to the presently used AES method, particularly for those analytes which are expected to be present in the concentration range of 50-1000 ppm. (author)

  11. Microstructures and Corrosion Resistance of Al2O3—C Based Refractories to the Melts Containing Titania

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    LIUQingai; W.Newkirk; 等

    2002-01-01

    The corrosion resisance of the Al2O3-C based refrac-tories in melts containing titania has been studied by quasi-station immersion and rotary immersionThe corrosion rate is decreased with the addition of graphite carbon and ZrO2 in the refractories.The corrosion mehanism of Al2O3-C refractories is the oxidization of graphite carbon by the oxides of the melts and the formation of deteriorate layer,For the Al2O3-C-ZrO2 refractories,the corrosion behavior is due to the interaction between melts and refrac-tories,The new compounds of FeO.SiO2,SiZrO4,Feo.3CaO,2CaO.SiO2 and CaO.SiO2 are formed in the deteriorate layer.

  12. Microstructures and Corrosion Resistance of Al2O3-C Based Refractories to the Melts Containing Titania

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    LIU Qingcai; XU Yuan; CHEN Dengfu; OU Yangqi; Joseph W.Newkirk

    2002-01-01

    The corrosion resistance of the Al2O3-C based refractories in melts containing titania has been studied by quasistation immersion and rotary immersion.The corrosion rate is decreased with the addition of graphite carbon and ZrO2 in the refractories.The corrosion mechanism of Al2O3-C refractories is the oxidization of graphite carbon by the oxides of the melts and the formation of deteriorate layer.For the Al2O3-C-ZrO2 refractories ,the corrosion behavior is due to the interaction between melts and refractories.The new compounds of FeO.SiO2,SiZrO4,FeO.3CaO,2CaO.SiO2 and CaO.SiO2 are formed in the deteriorate layer.

  13. Selective hydrogenation of maleic anhydride over Pd/Al2O3 catalysts prepared via colloid deposition

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    Hongjing Yuan; Chunlei Zhang; Weitao Huo; Chunli Ning; Yong Tang; Yi Zhang; Dequan Cong; Wenxiang Zhang; Jiahuan Luo; Su Li; Zhenlu Wang

    2014-01-01

    Pd/Al2O3 catalysts were prepared via colloid deposition and the performance of the catalysts was examined in the selective hydrogenation of maleic anhydride to succinic anhydride. When the reaction was carried on in a batch system with 1,4-dioxane as the solvent (353K and 1.0MPa), high conversion of maleic anhydride (>98%) and high selectivity (>99%) for succinic anhydride were observed after 5 h. The as-prepared Pd/Al2O3 catalyst also showed excellent performance in solvent-free system and fixed-bed systems. The maleic anhydride (MA) conversion was greater than 98%, and high selectivity (>99%) for succinic anhydride was obtained after 1600 h in a fixed bed reacter. The results showed that the activity of the Pd/Al2O3 catalysts was excellent due to its high active surface area.

  14. Y2 O3 addition effect on the densification of the Al2 O3-Nb C composite

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    The effect of Y2 O3 additions on the density and microstructure of Al2 O3-Nb C composites has been studied. The compositions used in this study were Al2 O3 - x Nb C and (Al2 03 3% Y2 O3)-x Nb C, (x=10, 20 and 40% wt) and sinterization performed at 1650 deg C/30 min and 1750 deg C/15 min. For the Y3 O3 containing samples, the observed microstructure is more homogeneous and densities higher than those without Y2 O3. The Nb C addition has more influence on the Al2 O3 grain size, for samples sintered at 1750 deg C. (author)

  15. In situ production of ceramic compounds in the Al2 O3-Zr Si O4-Mg O system

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    The production 'in situ' of ceramic composites by reactive sintering ia a very attractive route of ceramic processing. The aim of this work was to study the production in situ of composites Mg Al2 O4 - 2 Zr O2 3 Al2 O4 - 2 Zr O2 - 3 Al2 O3. 2 Si O2 Mg2 Si O4 -3 Zr O2 - 3 Al2 O3. 2 Si O2 Mg2 Si O4 by stoichiometry reactions among Al2 O3+ Zr Si O4 + Mg O. The phases produced were characterized by X-Ray Diffraction and the thermal and mechanical properties of the composites were investigated. (author)

  16. Quantum Chemical Simulation of Carbon Nanotube Nucleation on Al2O3 Catalysts via CH4 Chemical Vapor Deposition.

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    Page, Alister J; Saha, Supriya; Li, Hai-Bei; Irle, Stephan; Morokuma, Keiji

    2015-07-29

    We present quantum chemical simulations demonstrating how single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) form, or "nucleate", on the surface of Al2O3 nanoparticles during chemical vapor deposition (CVD) using CH4. SWCNT nucleation proceeds via the formation of extended polyyne chains that only interact with the catalyst surface at one or both ends. Consequently, SWCNT nucleation is not a surface-mediated process. We demonstrate that this unusual nucleation sequence is due to two factors. First, the π interaction between graphitic carbon and Al2O3 is extremely weak, such that graphitic carbon is expected to desorb at typical CVD temperatures. Second, hydrogen present at the catalyst surface actively passivates dangling carbon bonds, preventing a surface-mediated nucleation mechanism. The simulations reveal hydrogen's reactive chemical pathways during SWCNT nucleation and that the manner in which SWCNTs form on Al2O3 is fundamentally different from that observed using "traditional" transition metal catalysts. PMID:26148208

  17. Corrosion Behavior of Electrodepositing Ni/Al2O3 Composite Coatings under the Presence of NaCl Deposit

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    Xie Danyang; Liu Lin

    2007-01-01

    The morphology and corrosion behavior of Ni/Al2O3 composite coatings prepared using double-pulsed electrodepositing technique after oxidized under 800℃ NaCl deposit in air environment were analyzed by scanning electrical microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive spectrum (EDS). The results showed that the corrosion of all composite coatings was accelerated under NaCl deposits, and the corrosion products were rather porous with poor adherence to the matrix. Al2)O3 particles in the coatings can refine the grain size and improve the high temperature corrosion resistance of the coatings. Within the test scope, the more Al2O3 particles in the coatings, the lower corrosion rates could be obtained, and the corrosion mechanism was also discussed.

  18. Energy-band diagram configuration of Al2O3/oxygen-terminated p-diamond metal-oxide-semiconductor

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    Maréchal, A.; Aoukar, M.; Vallée, C.; Rivière, C.; Eon, D.; Pernot, J.; Gheeraert, E.

    2015-10-01

    Diamond metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitors were prepared using atomic layer deposition at 250 °C of Al2O3 on oxygen-terminated boron doped (001) diamond. Their electrical properties were investigated in terms of capacitance and current versus voltage measurements. Performing X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy based on the measured core level energies and valence band maxima, the interfacial energy band diagram configuration of the Al2O3/O-diamond is established. The band diagram alignment is concluded to be of type I with valence band offset Δ E v of 1.34 ± 0.2 eV and conduction band offset Δ E c of 0.56 ± 0.2 eV considering an Al2O3 energy band gap of 7.4 eV. The agreement with electrical measurement and the ability to perform a MOS transistor are discussed.

  19. Preparation and mechanical properties of Fe3Al/Al2O3 nano-/micro-composite

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    尹衍升; 龚红宇; 范润华; 王昕; 谭训彦

    2003-01-01

    Al2O3 matrix composites reinforced with Fe3 Al nano-particles were fabricated by hot processing at 1 450-1 600℃.The effect of Fe3Al content on the densification,mechanical properties and microstructure of the composites was investigated.The results show that some elongated Al2 O3 grains are observed.Fe3 Al particles are mainly situated at grain boundaries of the matrix while smaller particles are trapped within the alumina grains.The addition of Fe3 Al nanoparticles improves the mechanical properties of alumina.The maximum strength and toughness of the Fe3Al/Al2O3 nanocomposites are 832 Mpa and 7.96 Mpa·m1/2,respectively.

  20. Oxygen partial pressure dependence of memory effect of sputtered nc-Al/α-Al2O3 thin films

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    Nanocrystalline aluminum embedded in amorphous dielectric alumina matrix thin films (nc-Al/α-Al2O3) was synthesized via reactive magnetron sputtering. The nc-Al/α-Al2O3 films at different oxygen partial pressures were sputtered on p-type Si substrates from a pure Al target in the mixed ambient of Ar and O2. Both deposition rate and aluminum concentration increase as the oxygen partial pressure decreases. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscope studies give the confirmation of nanocrystalline Al embedded in amorphous Al2O3 matrix. This nanocomposite thin film exhibits memory effect as a result of charge trapping. The flat band voltage value depends on the Al nanocrystal concentration which is related to oxygen partial pressure

  1. Transformation Behavior and Mechanical Properties of Al2O3/ZrO2(2Y) Ceramic Composites

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    Ma Weimin; Ma Hui; Sun Xudong; Wang Mei

    2004-01-01

    The content of zirconia has a remarkable influerce on transformation behavior and mechanical properties of Al2O3/ZrO2 (2Y) composites. When 15% and 20% ZrO2(2Y) was added to Al2O3, the bending strength and fracture of the content of ZrO2 (2Y) on transformation and mechanical properties was investigated. The changes of m-ZrO2 and t-ZrO2 phases content before and after fracture were measured by X-ray diffraction quantitative phase analysis, It is shown that improvement in bending strength and fracture toughness of the Al2O3/ ZrO2 (2Y) composites is due to the phase transformation toughening mechanism of ZrO2 (2Y) and thermal expansion mismatch.

  2. Mechanical properties of dental composite materials reinforced with micro and nano-size Al2O3 filler particles

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    Composite specimens were prepared by dispersion of various amounts of nano-sized Al2O3 fillers in a monomer system containing 60percentBis-GMA and 40percentTEGDMA. For comparative purposes, composite samples containing micrometer size Al2O3 fillers were also prepared following the same procedure. The mechanical properties of the light- cured samples were assessed by three-point flexural strength, diametral tensile strength, and microhardness tests. The results indicated a more than hundred percent increase in the flexural strength and nearly an eighty percent increase in the diametral tensile strength values in the samples containing nano-size Al2O3 filler particles. It is interesting to note that, this improvement was observed at a much lower nano-size filler content. Fracture surfaces analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, indicated a brittle type of fracture in both sets of specimens.

  3. Effect of calcination time on NiAl-Al2O3 using gel combustion synthesis method

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    Afandi, N. F.; Manap, A.; Yusof, S. N. A.; Salim, M. A.; Azim, M. Al.; Othman, S. Z.; Pauzi, N. I. M.; Omar, Nooririnah; Misran, H.

    2015-07-01

    This study was conducted in order to investigate the effect of calcination time on phase and microstructural characteristics of intermetallic matric composite (IMC), NiAl-Al2O3 powder. This powder was synthesized using gel combustion method with octyl alcohol as fuel. Upon completion of the combustion process, the loose powder was calcined at 1050°C for 1, 2 and 4 hours and characterized using XRD, FESEM and TEM. The crystallite size was calculated to be in the range of 29-30 nm. It was found that NiAl-Al2O3 exhibits high crystalline structure after calcination for 4 hours. Furthermore, longer calcination time also cause growth of the particle size. Findings indicate that high crystalline nanostructured NiAl-Al2O3 powder consisting of submicron particles can be successfully produced using gel combustion synthesis with longer calcination time.

  4. High-temperature oxidation behavior of Al2O3/TiAl matrix composite in air

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    2009-01-01

    The oxidation behavior of Al2O3/TiAl in situ composites fabricated by hot-pressing technology was in-vestigated at 900℃ in static air.The results indicate that the mass gains of the composites samples decrease gradually with increasing Nb2O5 content and the inert Al2O3 dispersoids effectively increase the oxidation resistance of the composites.The higher the Al2O3 dispersoids content,the more pro-nounced the effect.The primary oxidation precesses obey approximately the linear laws,and the cyclic oxidation precesses follow the parabolic laws.The oxidized sample containing Ti2AlN and TiAl phases in the scales exhibits excellent oxidation resistance.The oxide scale formed after exposure at 900 ℃ for 120 h is multiple-layered,consisting mainly of an outer TiO2 layer,an intermediate Al2O3 layer,and an inner TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer.From the outer layer to the inner layer,TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer presents the transit of Al-rich oxide to Ti-rich oxide mixed layer.Near the substrate,cross-section micrograph shows a relatively loose layer,and micro-and macro-pores remain on this layer,which is a transition layer and transferres from Al2O3+TiO2 scale to substrate.The thickness of oxide layer is about 20 μm.It is also found that continuous protective alumina scales can not be observed on the surface of oxida-tion scales.Ti ions diffuse outwardly to form the outer TiO2 layer,while oxygen ions transport inwardly to form the inner TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer.Under long-time intensive oxidation exposure,the internal Al2O3 scale has a good adhesiveness with the outer TiO2 scale.No obvious spallation of the oxide scales occurs.The increased oxidation resistance by the presence of in situ Al2O3 particulates is at-tributed to the enhanced alumina-forming tendency and thin and dense scale formation.Al2O3 particu-lates enhance the potential barrier of Ti ions from M/MO interface to O/MO interface,thereby the TiO2 growth rate decreases,which is also beneficial to improve the oxidation

  5. Influence of the stem effect on radioluminescence signals from optical fibre Al2O3:C dosemeters

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    This paper analyses the influence of the Cerenkov radiation and other noise sources, the so-called stem effect, on radioluminescence (RL) signals generated in optical fibre Al2O3:C dosemeters used in medical dosimetry. The optical fibre dosemeter consists of a sensitive Al2O3:C crystal coupled to an optical fibre cable that carries the RL and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signals generated in the Al2O3:C crystal. During irradiation of the dosemeter, the real-time dose rate can be determined from the RL signal and after irradiation the total dose absorbed is determined from the OSL signal stimulated using a focused green solid-state laser. In particular, the components of the stem effect generated in the fibres were analysed to determine their impact on the RL signal. (authors)

  6. Novel joining of dissimilar ceramics in the Si3N4-Al2O3 system using polytypoid functional gradients

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    A unique approach to crack-free joining of heterogeneous ceramics is demonstrated by the use of sialon polytypoids as Functionally Graded Materials (FGM) as defined by the phase diagram in the system, Si3N4-Al2O3. Polytypoids in the Al2O3-Si3N4 system offer a path to compatibility for heterogeneous ceramics. This paper describes successful hot press sintering of multilayered FGM's with 20 layers of thickness 500 mm each. Transmission Electron Microscopy was used to identify the polytypoids at the interfaces of different areas of the joint. It has been found that the 15R polytypoid was formed in the Al2O3-contained layers and the 12H polytypoid was formed in the Si3N4-contained layers

  7. Indium out-diffusion in Al2O3/InGaAs stacks during anneal at different ambient conditions

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    Indium out-diffusion during anneal enhances leakage currents in metal/dielectric/InGaAs gate stacks. In this work, we study the influence of ambient conditions during anneal on indium out-diffusion in Al2O3/InGaAs structures, prior to the gate metal deposition. Using X-ray photoemission spectroscopy and time of flight secondary ions mass spectrometry, we observed much lower indium concentrations in the Al2O3 layer following vacuum and O2 anneals compared to forming gas or nitrogen anneals. The electrical characteristics of the Ni/Al2O3/InGaAs gate stack following these pre-metallization anneals as well as after subsequent post metallization anneals are presented. Possible explanations for the role of the annealing ambient conditions on indium out-diffusion are presented.

  8. Experiment and prediction on thermal conductivity of Al2O3/ZnO nano thin film interface structure

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    Ping Yang; Liqiang Zhang; Haiying Yang; Dongjing Liu; Xialong Li

    2014-05-01

    We predict that there is a critical value of Al2O3/ZnO nano thin interface thickness based on two assumptions according to an interesting phenomenon, which the thermal conductivity (TC) trend of Al2O3/ZnO nano thin interface is consistent with that of relevant single nano thin interface when the nano thin interface thickness is > 300 nm; however, TC of Al2O3/ZnO nano thin interface is higher than that of relevant single nano thin interface when the thin films thickness is < 10 nm. This prediction may build a basis for the understanding of interface between two different oxide materials. It implies an idea for new generation of semiconductor devices manufacturing.

  9. A study on Al2O3 passivation in GaN MOS-HEMT by pulsed stress

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    Yue Yuan-Zheng; Hao Yue; Zhang Jin-Cheng; Feng Qian; Ni Jin-Yu; Ma Xiao-Hua

    2008-01-01

    This paper studies systematically the drain current collapse in AlGaN/GaN metal-oxide-semiconductor high electron mobility transistors (MOS-HEMTs) by applying pulsed stress to the device. Low-temperature layer of Al2O3 ultrathin film used as both gate dielectric and surface paasivation layer was deposited by atomic layer deposition (ALD).For HEMT, gate turn-on pulses induced large current collapse. However, for MOS-HEMT, no significant current collapse was found in the gate turn-on pulsing mode with different pulse widths, indicating the good passivation effect of ALD Al2O3. A small increase in Id in the drain pulsing mode is due to the relieving of self-heating effect. The comparison of synchronously dynamic pulsed Id - Vds characteristics of HEMT and MOS-HEMT further demonstrated the good passivation effect of ALD Al2O3.

  10. Antibacterial potential of Al2O3 nanoparticles against multidrug resistance strains of Staphylococcusaureus isolated from skin exudates

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    To date very little studies are available in the literature on the interaction of Al2O3 nanoparticles with multidrug-resistant strains of Staphylococcusaureus. Considering the paucity of earlier reports the objective of present study was to investigate the antibacterial activity of Al2O3 NPs (2O3 NPs were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The MIC was found to be in the range of 1,700–3,400 μg/ml. Almost no growth was observed at 2,000 μg/ml for up to 10 h. SEM micrograph revealed that the treated cells were significantly damaged, showed indentation on cell surface and clusters of NPs on bacterial cell wall. HR-TEM micrograph shows disruption and disorganization of cell membrane and cell wall. The cell membrane was extensively damaged and, most probably, the intracellular content has leaked out. Al2O3 NPs not only adhered at the surface of cell membrane, but also penetrated inside the bacterial cells, cause formation of irregular-shaped pits and perforation on their surfaces and may also interact with the cellular macromolecules causing adverse effect including cell death. The data presented here are novel in that Al2O3 NPs are effective bactericidal agents regardless of the drug resistance mechanisms that confer importance to these bacteria as an emergent pathogen. Therefore, in depth studies regarding the interaction of Al2O3 NPs with cells, tissues, and organs as well as the optimum dose required to produce therapeutic effects need to be ascertained before we can expect a more meaningful role of the Al2O3 NPs in medical application

  11. Lipid bilayer coated Al(2)O(3) nanopore sensors: towards a hybrid biological solid-state nanopore.

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    Venkatesan, Bala Murali; Polans, James; Comer, Jeffrey; Sridhar, Supriya; Wendell, David; Aksimentiev, Aleksei; Bashir, Rashid

    2011-08-01

    Solid-state nanopore sensors are highly versatile platforms for the rapid, label-free electrical detection and analysis of single molecules, applicable to next generation DNA sequencing. The versatility of this technology allows for both large scale device integration and interfacing with biological systems. Here we report on the development of a hybrid biological solid-state nanopore platform that incorporates a highly mobile lipid bilayer on a single solid-state Al(2)O(3) nanopore sensor, for the potential reconstitution of ion channels and biological nanopores. Such a system seeks to combine the superior electrical, thermal, and mechanical stability of Al(2)O(3) solid-state nanopores with the chemical specificity of biological nanopores. Bilayers on Al(2)O(3) exhibit higher diffusivity than those formed on TiO(2) and SiO(2) substrates, attributed to the presence of a thick hydration layer on Al(2)O(3), a key requirement to preserving the biological functionality of reconstituted membrane proteins. Molecular dynamics simulations demonstrate that the electrostatic repulsion between the dipole of the DOPC headgroup and the positively charged Al(2)O(3) surface may be responsible for the enhanced thickness of this hydration layer. Lipid bilayer coated Al(2)O(3) nanopore sensors exhibit excellent electrical properties and enhanced mechanical stability (GΩ seals for over 50 h), making this technology ideal for use in ion channel electrophysiology, the screening of ion channel active drugs and future integration with biological nanopores such as α-hemolysin and MspA for rapid single molecule DNA sequencing. This technology can find broad application in bio-nanotechnology. PMID:21487665

  12. Application of Al2O3:C+fibre dosimeters for 290 MeV/n carbon therapeutic beam dosimetry

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    The capability of radioluminescence (RL) dosimeters composed of carbon-doped aluminium oxide (Al2O3:C) detectors+optical fibre has been verified for absorbed dose-rate measurements during carbon radiotherapy. The RL signals from two separate Al2O3:C detectors (single crystal 'CG' and droplet 'P1') have been systematically measured and compared along the Bragg-curve and Spread-Out Bragg-Peak of 290 MeV/n carbon beams in the water. The absorbed dose response was assessed for the range of 0.5–10 Gy. For doses up to 6 Gy, we observed a linear response for both types of detectors, while for higher doses CG presented a more prominent supraliearity than P1. The RL response for low-LET protons in the entrance from the curve was found to closely resemble that observed for a clinical 6 MV X-ray beam, while it was found that P1 has a better agreement with the reference data from standard ionization chamber than CG. We observed a significant decrease in luminescence efficiency with LET in the Bragg peak region. The Al2O3:C RL luminescence efficiency differs from Al2O3:C OSL results, which implies that the signal can be corrected for LET dependency to match the correct SOBP and Bragg Peak. - Highlights: • Radioluminescence (RL) real time signal from Al2O3:C+fibre probes. • Irradiations with 290 MeV/n Carbon. • Two types of detectors were tested: droplet and single crystal. • Luminescence efficiencies for each probe were compared with 6 MV photons. • Bragg Peak and SOBP are obtained. • Luminescence efficiencies for Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) and RL are compared for Al2O3:C

  13. Sintering and Hardness Behavior of Fe-Al2O3 Metal Matrix Nanocomposites Prepared by Powder Metallurgy

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    Pallav Gupta; Devendra Kumar; Om Parkash; Jha, A. K.

    2014-01-01

    The present paper reports the investigations on sintering and hardness behavior of Fe-Al2O3 Metal Matrix Nanocomposites (MMNCs) prepared by Powder Metallurgy (P/M) route with varying concentration of Al2O3 (5–30 wt%). The MMNC specimens for the present investigations were synthesized by ball milling, followed by compaction and sintering in an inert atmosphere in the temperature range of 900–1100°C for 1–3 hours using Powder Metallurgy route. Phase and microstructures of the specimens were cha...

  14. Mechanical behaviour of Al/Al_2O_3 composite in pseudo-semi-solid state during isothermal compression

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    CHENG Yuan-sheng; LUO Shou-jing

    2009-01-01

    To gain a better understanding of thixoforging for the Al_2O_3-37%Al composite, its mechanical behavior in the pseudo-semi-solid state was studied by isothermal compression tests. The results show that the values of peak stress obviously decrease with increasing temperature and decreasing strain rate. The compressive true stress-strain curves of the Al_2O_3-37%Al composite can be divided into four stages. They are rapidly ascending, decreasing, steady and slowly ascending. Moreover, the main deformation mechanism controlling deformation of the composite in the pseudo-semi-solid state is the sliding or rotary movement between solid particles.

  15. Novel joining of dissimilar ceramics in the Si3N4-Al2O3 system using polytypoid functional gradients

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    Lee, Caroline Sunyong

    2001-01-01

    A unique approach to crack-free joining of heterogeneous ceramics is demonstrated by the use of sialon polytypoids as Functionally Graded Materials (FGM) as defined by the phase diagram in the system, Si3N4-Al2O3. Polytypoids in the Al2O3-Si3N4 system offer a path to compatibility for such heterogeneous ceramics. The first part of the dissertation describes successful hot press sintering of multilayered FGM's with 20 layers of thickness 500 mm each. Transmission Electron Microscopy was ...

  16. Performance of Co-Mo/Al2O3 Nano Catalyst for CAMERE Process in a Batch Reactor

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    Gharibi Kharaji, A.; Shariati, A.

    2013-01-01

    Reverse Water Gas Shift (RWGS) reaction is one of the main reactions that can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Through this reaction CO2 is converted to CO to produce beneficial chemicals such as methanol. In the present study, Mo/Al2O3 and Co-Mo/Al2O3 catalysts were synthesised using impregnation method. The structures of the catalysts were studied using XRD, XRF and TEM techniques. Activity and selectivity of both catalysts were investigated in a batch reactor and the results ...

  17. Studies on the properties of Al2O3:Cr2O3 (50:50) thin film

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    Ponmudi, S.; Sivakumar, R.; Sanjeeviraja, C.

    2016-05-01

    Aluminium oxide (Al2O3) and chromium oxide (Cr2O3) thin films have received great attention of researchers because of their unique properties of corrosion/oxidation resistance and high dielectric constant. In addition, chromium aluminium oxide has been considered as a best candidate for deep-ultraviolet optical masks. In the present work, thin films of Al2O3:Cr2O3 (50:50) were deposited on pre-cleaned microscopic glass substrate by RF magnetron sputtering technique. The substrate temperature and RF power induced changes in structural, surface morphological, compositional and optical properties of the films have been studied.

  18. Chemical Reaction of In-situ Processing of NiAl/Al2O3 Composite by Using Thermite Reaction

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    LIU Yin; FAN Xiaonan; ZHANG Mingxu; QIN Xiaoying

    2005-01-01

    NiAl / Al2O3 composite were synthesized by thermite reaction of nickel oxide and aluminum powder mixtures. The phase, the microstructure of the composite, as well as the thermite reaction mechanism, were investigated by X-ray diffractometry ( XRD ), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) combined with differential scanning calorimetry ( DSC). The experimental results show that the thermite reaction leads to the interpenetrating network structure of NiAl/Al2O3 at 1223K for 60min and the chemical reaction apparent activation energy is Eap = 166.960± 13.496 kJ· mol-1 in the NiO/Al system.

  19. Sulfur tolerance of Fe promoted BaO/Al2O3 systems as NOx storage materials

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    Parmak, Emrah

    2011-01-01

    Ternary mixed oxide systems in the form of BaO/FeOx/Al2O3 were studied with varying compositions as an alternative to the conventional NOx storage materials (i.e. BaO/Al2O3). NOx uptake properties of the freshly prepared samples, sulfur adsorption and NOx storage in the presence of sulfur were investigated in order to elucidate the sulfur tolerance of these advanced NOx storage systems in comparison to their conventional counterparts. The structural characterization of the p...

  20. High temperature elastic anisotropy of the perovskite and post-perovskite polymorphs of Al2O3

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    Stackhouse, S.; Brodholt, J. P.; Price, G. D.

    2005-01-01

    Finite temperature ab initio molecular dynamics calculations were performed to determine the high temperature elastic and seismic properties of the perovskite and post-perovskite phases of pure end-member Al2O3. The post-perovskite phase exhibits very large degrees of shear-wave splitting. The incorporation of a few mole percent of Al2O3 into MgSiO3 is predicted to have little effect on the perovskite to post-perovskite phase transition pressure and seismic properties of the post-perovskite p...

  1. Photostimulated exoelectron emission in single crystals of anion-defective -Al2O3 exposed to electrons

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    Slesarev, A. I.; Kortov, V. S.

    2005-01-01

    In this study methods of exoemission analysis were used to examine main regular features of light and thermally stimulated processes in the near-surface layer of -Al2O3 crystals excited by electron radiation. The examination by methods of exoelectron spectroscopy showed that if the density of excitations in near-surface layers of -Al2O3 crystals is large, which is the case with pulsed high-current electron beams, an interactive interaction of trapping centers may show itself in the kinetics of the temperature relaxation of PSEE.

  2. Resistive switching characteristics of multilayered (HfO2/Al2O3)n n = 19 thin film

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    A transparent resistive random access memory used as Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) electrode, ITO/HfO2/Al2O3/…/HfO2/Al2O3/ITO capacitor structure is fabricated on glass substrate by atomic layer deposition. The unipolar resistive switching characteristics can be performed by applying the positive- or negative-bias through top electrode, however, the differences of switching and stability in the two different operations can be observed. The diversities of electrical property are attributed to different oxide/ITO interface materials, which influence the current flow of the injected electrons.

  3. Photoluminescence enhancement in porous SiC passivated by atomic layer deposited Al2O3 films

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    Lu, Weifang; Iwasa, Yoshimi; Ou, Yiyu;

    2016-01-01

    Porous SiC co-doped with B and N was passivated by atomic layer deposited (ALD) Al2O3 films to enhance the photoluminescence. After optimizing the deposition conditions, as high as 14.9 times photoluminescence enhancement has been achieved.......Porous SiC co-doped with B and N was passivated by atomic layer deposited (ALD) Al2O3 films to enhance the photoluminescence. After optimizing the deposition conditions, as high as 14.9 times photoluminescence enhancement has been achieved....

  4. Study of Thermal Expansion of Al2O3—MgO—C Bricks Used in Ladles

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    WEILingxuan; HANXiuyue; 等

    1997-01-01

    The reason that Al2O3-MgO-C bricks and Al2O3-Spinel-C bricks excesively expand when used in ladles at high temperature has been analysed,and the effects of spinels aadding amount and their chemical constituents on ther-mal expanion have been studied ,It is pointed out that adding amount of spinels and their chemical contents are the key factors to bring the excessive expansion of above-mentioned bricks at high temperature under control.

  5. The Influence of Mo Additive on the Microstructure and Property of Ti/Al2O3 Composite

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    WANG Zhi; LI Ming-ling; SHEN Qiang; ZHANG Lian-meng

    2003-01-01

    The influence of Mo on the microstructure, bending strength and HV of Ti/Al2O3 composite was studied, and the influence mechanism was analyzed . The results indicate that after the addition of Mo, the composite organization is finer and phases distribution is better-proportioned which make the microstructure denser , the bending strength and HV of composite are also increased to a degree . But the bending strength inceases first then decreases with the increasing of Mo content, so the appropriate Mo content for the Ti/Al2O3 composite is to be further confirmed.

  6. Characterization of microstructure and properties of Al–Al$_3$Zr–Al$_2$O$_3$ composite

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    ANUP MANDAL; KARABI DAS; SIDDHARTHA DAS

    2016-08-01

    Aluminium-based metal matrix composite strengthened by in situ Al$_2$O$_3$ and Al$_3$Zr particles were synthesized by powder metallurgy route. Phase analysis by X-ray diffraction and scanning electronmicroscopy revealed that the reaction between Al and ZrO$_2$ produced Al$_2$O$_3$ and Al$_3$Zr phases in the sintered composites. The hardness of the composite is a strong function of sintering temperature as well as the volume fraction of reinforcements. The dry sliding wear test results clearly indicated that increasing the volume fraction of zirconia particles in the compositeimproved the wear resistance. Microcutting, ploughing, delamination and oxidation were the main mechanisms of wear.

  7. Optical decay of OSL signal of Al 2O 3: C detectors exposed to different light sources

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    Gronchi, C. C.; Cecatti, S. G. P.; Pinto, T. C. N. O.; Caldas, L. V. E.

    2008-06-01

    The optically stimulated luminescence technique has been utilized as an option for personal dosimetry due to a variety of factors, as the availability of commercially personal monitoring systems based on the OSL of Al2O3: C. In this work, the sensitivity of OSL detectors of Al2O3: C, Inlight personal dosimetry system, Landauer, was verified for different light levels. The results show that the percentage fading of OSL detectors exposed to 260 lux and 26,000 lux from fluorescent light varied between 16-24% and 76-91% in the first five minutes, respectively. The data confirmed the very high sensitivity to light of these detectors.

  8. Kinetics of NiO and NiCl2 hydrogen reduction as precursors and properties of produced Ni/Al2O3 and Ni-Pd/Al2O3 catalysts.

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    Sokić, Miroslav; Kamberović, Željko; Nikolić, Vesna; Marković, Branislav; Korać, Marija; Anđić, Zoran; Gavrilovski, Milorad

    2015-01-01

    The objects of this investigation were the comparative kinetic analysis of the NiO and NiCl2 reduction by hydrogen during an induction period and elimination of the calcination during the synthesis of Ni/Al2O3 catalysts. The effect of temperature and time on NiO and NiCl2 reduction degrees was studied. Avrami I equation was selected as the most favorable kinetic model and used to determine activation energy of the NiO and NiCl2 reduction for the investigated temperature range (623-923 K) and time intervals (1-5 minutes). The investigation enabled reaching conclusions about the reaction ability and rate of the reduction processes. Afterward, Ni/Al2O3 catalysts were obtained by using oxide and chloride precursor for Ni. The catalysts were supported on alumina-based foam and prepared via aerosol route. Properties of the samples before and after low-temperature hydrogen reduction (633 K) were compared. Obtained results indicated that the synthesis of Ni/Al2O3 catalysts can be more efficient if chloride precursor for Ni is directly reduced by hydrogen during the synthesis process, without the calcination step. In addition, Ni-Pd/Al2O3 catalysts with different metal content were prepared by using chloride precursors. Lower reduction temperature was utilized and the chlorides were almost completely reduced at 533 K. PMID:25789335

  9. Effect of pH on the Nitrite Hydrogenation Mechanism over Pd/Al2O3 and Pt/Al2O3: Details Obtained with ATR-IR Spectroscopy

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    Ebbesen, Sune Dalgaard; Mojet, Barbara L.; Lefferts, Leon

    2011-01-01

    on catalytic surfaces in water. In this paper, the influence of pH was studied on adsorption and subsequent hydrogenation of nitrite in water between pH 5 and 9 over Pd/Al2O3 and Pt/Al2O3, using ATR-IR spectroscopy. On both catalysts, pH clearly influenced the surface coverage and reaction rates of......It is well-known that activity and selectivity to N2 during nitrite hydrogenation over noble metal catalysts in water depend on the pH of the solution, but mechanistic understanding is lacking. Attenuated total reflection infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopy is an ideal tool to perform detailed studies...... intermediates. For Pt/Al2O3, lowering the pH induced the increasing surface coverage of key reaction intermediates like NOsteps1620cm−1 and “HNO”(ads)1540cm−1, as well as increased hydrogenation rates, explaining the higher TOF at lower pH as reported in the literature. For Pd/Al2O3, the effect of pH on...

  10. TiO2-Al2O3负载型催化剂的制备及其光催化性能%Preparation and Photocatalytic Properties of TiO2-Al2O3 Loaded Catalysts

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    武小满; 张宝珠; 郭丽丽

    2012-01-01

    TiO2 nano-wires were prepared by two-step hydrothermal method, using butyl titanate and sodium hydroxide as raw materials. TiOr-A12O3 loaded catalysts were prepared using Al2O3 powders as carrier. Using methyl orange as model reactants, the photocatalytic activity of TiO2-Al2O3 loaded catalysts was researched. The results show that the photocatalytic activity of TiO2-Al2O3 loaded catalysts are better when the loading mass fraction of titania is 30%, the roasting temperature is 400 ℃, and the amount of catalysts is 1.332 0 g/L. Their degradation rates reach 58.9% and 55.6% respectively after UV and sunlight irradiation for 5 h separately. Under the same experimental conditions, the observed degradation rate of methyl orange of TiO2-Al2O3 catalysts are about 35.1% higher than those of pure TiO2 catalysts as contrast. The crystalline phase of TiO; loaded on Al2O3 surface is anatase, and TiO2 particles appear nano-wire-liked and octahedral.%以钛酸四丁酯和氢氧化钠为反应物,采用两步水热法制备TiO2纳米线,并将其原位负载于A12O3载体上,研究它们对甲基橙的光催化降解性能.结果表明,锐钛矿相TiO2主要呈纳米线和八面体状负载在Al2O3载体上,当TiO2负载质量分数为30%,焙烧温度为400℃,催化剂用量为1.332 0 g/L时,TiO2-A12O3负载型催化剂光催化降解甲基橙的性能最佳,光照5h后,甲基橙在紫外和太阳光下的降解率分别达到58.9%和55.6%.相同实验条件下,TiO2-Al2O3负载型催化剂对甲基橙的降解率比单纯TiO2提高了35.1%.

  11. Synthesis of Dimethyl Ether over C301/P-γ-Al2O3 Catalyst%C301/P-γ-Al2O3双功能催化剂一步合成二甲醚

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    陈樑; 章江洪; 张世玲; 谢磊磊

    2011-01-01

    利用磷酸浸渍改性甲醇脱水催化剂γ-Al2O3得到的P-γ-Al2O3与甲醇合成催化剂C301制备双功能催化剂(C301/P-γ-Al2O3).以C301/P-γ-Al2O3为催化剂,液体石蜡为溶剂,在浆态床反应器中研究合成气一步法制二甲醚(DME),考察了反应温度、压力、空速和合成气中的CO2含量对一步法制DME的影响.结果表明,反应温度、压力、空速及合成气中的CO2含量对合成DME均有较大影响,磷改性双功能催化剂可适应含CO2的合成气制DME,并可提高DME选择性,增加DME收率.在液体石蜡150 mL,催化剂用量为溶剂质量的7.3%,氢和一氧化碳物质的量之比为2,反应温度为270℃,反应压力4.3 MPa和空速为600 mL/(h·g)的条件下,CO单程转化率可达到93%以上,DME选择性大于60%.该催化剂的稳定性比较好,可承受较宽的温度、压力和空速的波动范围.%The bi-fiinction catalyst(C301/P-y-Al2O3) was prepared from P-y-Al2O3 obtained by modifying methanol dehydration catalyst y-Al2O3 through phosphorus acid dipping method and methanol synthesis catalyst C301. The effects of reaction temperature, reaction pressure, space velocity and CO2 content in the syngas on the catalytic performance of C301/P-y-Al2O3 for synthesis of dimethyl ether(DME) from syngas by one step method over C301/P-y-Al2O3(mass ratio of C301 to P-y-Al2O3 4) using liquid paraffin as solvent were investigated in the slurry bed. The results showed that the conversion of CO2 and the selectivity of DME reached 93% and 60%, respectively, under the conditions of liquid paraffin 150 mL, mass ratio of catalyst to liquid paraffin 7.3%, molar ratio of H2 to CO 2, reaction temperature 270 ℃, reaction temperature 4.3 Mpa, space velocity 600 mL/(hg). The conversion of total carbon(CO and CO2) and CO decreased, conversion of H2, selectivity and yield of DME increased when CO2 was added to syngas. The bi-function catalyst exhibited relatively stable catalytic performance in a wide

  12. Surface and catalytic properties of gamma-irradiated CuO/Al2O3 solids

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    Copper/aluminium mixed oxide solid, having the composition 0.25 CuO:Al2O3, was prepared by impregnating Al(OH)3 with cupric nitrate using a pore-filling method, followed by heating in air at 3000C. The obtained solid was exposed to different doses of γ-irradiation, viz. 20, 40, 80, 120 and 160 Mrad. The surface area (SBET) the total pore volume (Vp) and mean pore radius (r-bar) of various treated solids were investigated by N2 adsorption at 77 K. The catalytic oxidation of CO by O2 on different irradiated catalysts was carried out at 95-1450C and a total pressure of 2 torr using a static technique. The results obtained revealed that γ-irradiation effected a decrease of 15-40% in the SBET and a decrease of 18-33% in the V'p of the treated solids. The irradiation process effected a considerable increase of 250-500% in the catalytic activity of the treated catalysts, depending on the dose employed and the temperature of the catalytic reaction. The activation energy of the catalytic reaction remained almost unchanged (9 ± 1 kcal/mol-1), indicating that the catalytic reaction took place via the same mechanism over different irradiated catalysts. These results were attributed to an increase in the concentration of the catalytically active sites, Cu2+ cations, via desorption of strongly-bound chemisorbed oxygen and removal of OH groups from the outermost surface layers of the catalyst by absorption of γ-ray dose. (author)

  13. Solidification processing of Al-Al2O3 composite using turbine stirrer

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    Al-Jarrah, J. A.; Ray, S.; Ghosh, P. K.

    1998-06-01

    Solidification processing of Al-Al2O3 composites involves mixing of nonwetting alumina particles in molten aluminum alloy resulting in a slurry where the particles are often attached to bubbles sucked at the center of vortex below the stirrer. The internal surface of bubbles is eventually oxidized by oxygen from air entrapped in it. These bubble-particle combines may float or settle during casting depending on the overall density influencing the particle and porosity distribution in a cast composite ingot where the performance of a stirrer may be evaluated under a given condition of processing. Particle incorporation is more for turbine stirrers instead of flat blade stirrers, but the porosity also increases. Flotation of bubble-particle combines during casting of ingot results in higher particle content at the top. Microstructure shows clusters of particles along circular boundaries of thin oxides at the top of the ingot and sometimes at the bottom. This may be a consequence of filling of bubbles to different extents by surrounding liquid puncturing the oxide layer, if necessary, during solidification. When the manner of stirring is changed to 2 minutes of stirring of particles into molten alloy with an intermediate 2-minute period of no stirring before stirring the slurry again for 2 minutes, relatively uniform particle incorporation results along the height of cast ingot compared to that obtained by continuous stirring. This difference in particle distribution may be attributed to flotation of bubble-particle combines to release the particles on the top of the slurry when stirring ceases and its remixing into the slurry when it is stirred again. However, an increase in the intermediate period of no stirring and a higher processing temperature result in enhanced porosity and a more inhomogeneous particle distribution along the height of the ingot.

  14. The CuCl2/Al2O3 Catalyst Investigated in Interaction with Reagents

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    Giuseppe Leofanti

    2001-11-01

    Full Text Available Alumina supported CuCl2, the basic catalyst for ethylene oxychlorination, has been investigated by UV-Vis spectroscopy, EPR, EXAFS and XANES in a wide range (0.25-9.0 wt% of Cu concentration. We have evidenced that, at low Cu content, the formation of a surface aluminate species takes place. The formation of this surface copper aluminate stops at 0.95 wt% Cu / 100 m2; at higher Cu concentrations excess copper chloride precipitates directly from solution during the drying step forming an highly dispersed CuCl2.H2O, phase, overlapping progressively the surface aluminate. Depletion tests and IR spectroscopy of adsorbed NO have demonstrated that the latter is the only active phase. A complete catalytic cycle has then been performed on CuCl2/Al2O3 catalyst. EPR, XANES and EXAFS, have been used to demonstrate that the ethylene oxychlorination reaction: C2H4 + 2HCl + ½ O2 --> C2H4Cl2 + H2O follows a three steps mechanism: (i reduction of CuCl2 to CuCl (2CuCl2 + C2H4 --> C2H4Cl2 + 2CuCl, (ii oxidation of CuCl to give an oxychloride (2CuCl + ½ O2 --> Cu2OCl2 and (iii closure of the catalytic circle by rechlorination with HCl, restoring the original CuCl2 (Cu2OCl2 + 2HCl --> 2CuCl2 + H2O. Finally, we have shown that time resolved, in situ, spectroscopy is a very promising technique to investigate the interplay between catalyst activity and oxidation state of copper.

  15. Enhancing the thermal conductivity of polymer-assisted deposited Al2O3 film by nitrogen doping

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    Huang Jiang; Zhang Yin; Pan Tai-Song; Zeng Bo; Hu Guo-Hua; Lin Yuan

    2012-01-01

    Polymer-assisted deposition technique has been used to deposit Al2O3 and N-doped Al2O3 (AlON) thin films on Si(100) substrates.The chemical compositions,crystallinity,and thermal conductivity of the as-grown films have been characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS),X-ray diffraction (XRD),and 3-omega method,respectively.Amorphous and polycrystalline Al2O3 and AlON thin films have been formed at 700 ℃ and 1000 ℃.The thermal conductivity results indicated that the effect of nitrogen doping on the thermal conductivity is determined by the competition of the increase of Al-N bonding and the suppression of crystallinity.A 67% enhancement in thermal conductivity has been achieved for the samples grown at 700 ℃,demonstrating that the nitrogen doping is an effective way to improve the thermal performance of polymer-assisted-deposited Al2O3 thin films at a relatively low growth temperature.

  16. Study on thermal expansion behavior of Dy2O3- Al2O3- SiO2 glass

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    LIU Yuzhu; GENG Zhiting; ZHUANG Weidong; HE Huaqiang

    2008-01-01

    Employing Dy2O3, Al2O3, and SiO2 as starting materials, several series of Dy2O3-Al2O3-SiO2 sealing glass were prepared. The relationship between their coefficients of thermal expansion and the contents of Dy2O3, Al2O3, and SiO2 were studied respectively. Experimental results showed that Dy2O3 and Al2O3 had a positive effe