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  1. Magnesium Aluminate Spinel

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    Yu Lingyan

    2012-01-01

    1 ScopeThis standard specifies the terms, definitions,classifications,technical requirements,test methods,inspection rules, packing, marking, transportation,storage,and quality certificate of magnesium aluminate spinel.

  2. Barium aluminate cement: its application

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    The technology of manufacturing barium aluminate cement from barium sulfate and alumina, using a rotary kiln for firing the clinker is described. The method of granulation of the homogenized charge was used. Conditions of using the ''to mud'' method in industry were indicated. The physical and chemical properties of barium aluminate cement are determined and the quality of several batches of cement prepared on a semi-industrial scale and their suitability for making highly refractory concretes are tested. The optimal composition of the concretes is determined as a function of the mixing water and barium aluminate cement contents. Several experimental batches of concretes were used in the linings of furnaces in the steel industry. The suitability of these cements for use in fields other than steelmaking is examined. It is established that calcium aluminate cement has certain limited applications

  3. SODIUM ALUMINATE IN CASTING PAINTS

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    O. S. Komarov

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Comparative researches showed that sodium aluminate can be successfully used as a modifying addition into the foundry paints on the basis disthen-sillimanite and lignosulfonate, as well as the binder for the chill mould paints based on graphite.

  4. Lithium aluminates and tritium production

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    In this work it is studied the crystalline structure of lithium aluminates prepared by three different methods, namely: solid state reaction, humid reaction and sol-gel reaction. The analysis methods are the X-ray diffractometry and the scanning and transmission electron microscopy. This study is realized as in original materials as in irradiated materials at the TRIGA Mark reactor, to correlate the synthesis method with response of these materials to the mixed irradiation of nuclear reactor. (Author)

  5. Combustion Synthesis of Magnesium Aluminate

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    Kale, M. A.; Joshi, C. P.; Moharil, S. V.

    2011-10-01

    In the system MgO-Al2O3, three compounds MgAl2O4, MgAl6O10 (also expressed as- Mg0.4Al2.4O4) and MgAl26O40 are well known. Importance of the first two is well established. Magnesium aluminate (MgAl2O4) spinel is a technologically important material due to its interesting thermal properties. The MgAl2O4 ceramics also find application as humidity sensors. Apart from the luminescence studies, the interest in MgAl2O4 is due to various applications such as humidity-sensing and PEM fuel cells, TL/OSL dosimetry of the ionizing radiations, white light source. Interest in the MgAl6O10 has aroused due to possible use as a substrate for GaN growth. Attempt was made to synthesize these compounds by the combustion synthesis using metal nitrates as oxidizer and urea as a fuel. Compounds MgAl2O4 and MgAl6O10 were formed in a single step, while MgAl26O40 was not formed by this procedure. Activation of MgAl6O10 by rare earth ions like Ce3+, Eu3+ and Tb3+ and ns2 ion Pb2+ could be achieved. Excitation bands for MgAl6O10 are at slightly shorter wavelengths compared to those reported for MgAl2O4.

  6. Calcium Aluminate Cement Hydration Model

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    Matusinović, T.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Calcium aluminate cement (AC is a very versatile special cement used for specific applications. As the hydration of AC is highly temperature dependent, yielding structurally different hydration products that continuously alter material properties, a good knowledge of thermal properties at early stages of hydration is essential. The kinetics of AC hydration is a complex process and the use of single mechanisms models cannot describe the rate of hydration during the whole stage.This paper examines the influence of temperature (ϑ=5–20 °C and water-to-cement mass ratio (mH /mAC = 0.4; 0.5 and 1.0 on hydration of commercial iron-rich AC ISTRA 40 (producer: Istra Cement, Pula, Croatia, which is a part of CALUCEM group, Figs 1–3. The flow rate of heat generation of cement pastes as a result of the hydration reactions was measured with differential microcalorimeter. Chemically bonded water in the hydrated cement samples was determined by thermo-gravimetry.Far less heat is liberated when cement and water come in contact for the first time, Fig. 1, than in the case for portland cement (PC. Higher water-to-cement ratio increases the heat evolved at later ages (Fig. 3 due to higher quantity of water available for hydration. A significant effect of the water-to-cement ratio on the hydration rate and hydration degree showed the importance of water as being the limiting reactant that slows down the reaction early. A simplified stoichiometric model of early age AC hydration (eq. (8 based on reaction schemes of principal minerals, nominally CA, C12A7 and C4AF (Table 1, was employed. Hydration kinetics after the induction period (ϑ < 20 °C had been successfully described (Fig. 4 and Table 2 by a proposed model (eq. (23 which simultaneously comprised three main mechanisms: nucleation and growth, interaction at phase boundary, and mass transfer. In the proposed kinetic model the nucleation and growth is proportional to the amount of reacted minerals (eq

  7. Development of electrodialysis process for aluminous solutions

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    2005-01-01

    @@ One of the mostly perspective method of scrapping industrial drains is electrodialysis, which is used by us for processing of low concentrated aluminous solutions (g/L: Na2Ototal - 23.2, Na2 O ic - 3.9, Al2O3 -2.7, SO3-5.8), arises by receipting of aluminum hydroxide, which goes to synthesis of aluminum hydroxochloride-high effective new generation coagulant.

  8. Development of electrodialysis process for aluminous solutions

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    Todorov; S.; A.; Lainer; Y.; A.; Medvedev; A.; S.

    2005-01-01

    One of the mostly perspective method of scrapping industrial drains is electrodialysis, which is used by us for processing of low concentrated aluminous solutions (g/L: Na2Ototal - 23.2, Na2 O ic - 3.9, Al2O3 -2.7, SO3-5.8), arises by receipting of aluminum hydroxide, which goes to synthesis of aluminum hydroxochloride-high effective new generation coagulant.……

  9. A LOW TEMPERATURE ALUMINIZING TREATMENT OF HOT WORK TOOL STEEL

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    Matijević, Božidar

    2013-01-01

    Conventional aluminizing processes by pack cementation are typically carried out at elevated temperatures. A low temperature powder aluminizing technology was applied to the X40CrMoV5-1 hot tool steel. The aluminizing temperature was from 550 °C to 620 °C. Effects of temperature and time on the microstructure and phase evolution were investigated. Also, the intermetallic layer thickness was measured in the aluminized layer of a steel substrate. The cross-sectional microstructures, the alumini...

  10. Mobility of cations in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Martinelli, J.R.; Sonder, E.; Weeks, R.A.; Zuhr, R.A.

    1986-04-15

    Transport of cations in magnesium aluminate spinel due to an applied electric field at approximately 1000 /sup 0/C has been measured by observing changes in elemental concentrations near the cathode and anode surfaces using ion backscattering techniques. The results indicate that magnesium ions are the mobile species at 1000 /sup 0/C and that these ions combine with ambient oxygen at the cathode surface to form a MgO layer. Quantitative interpretation of the data leads to the conclusion that the ionic transference number of spinel becomes approximately 0.5 after treatment in an electric field.

  11. Mobility of cations in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Transport of cations in magnesium aluminate spinel due to an applied electric field at approximately 1000 0C has been measured by observing changes in elemental concentrations near the cathode and anode surfaces using ion backscattering techniques. The results indicate that magnesium ions are the mobile species at 1000 0C and that these ions combine with ambient oxygen at the cathode surface to form a MgO layer. Quantitative interpretation of the data leads to the conclusion that the ionic transference number of spinel becomes approximately 0.5 after treatment in an electric field

  12. Mobility of cations in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Martinelli, J. R.; Sonder, E.; Weeks, R. A.; Zuhr, R. A.

    1986-04-01

    Transport of cations in magnesium aluminate spinel due to an applied electric field at approximately 1000 °C has been measured by observing changes in elemental concentrations near the cathode and anode surfaces using ion backscattering techniques. The results indicate that magnesium ions are the mobile species at 1000 °C and that these ions combine with ambient oxygen at the cathode surface to form a MgO layer. Quantitative interpretation of the data leads to the conclusion that the ionic transference number of spinel becomes approximately 0.5 after treatment in an electric field.

  13. Tritium release from irradiated lithium aluminate, can it be improved?

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    Lithium aluminate is an attractive material (in terms of its chemical, mechanical and irradiation properties) for breeding tritium in fusion reactors; however, its tritium release characteristics are not as good as those of other candidate materials. To investigate whether tritium release from lithium aluminate can be improved, we have studied the tritium release from irradiated samples of pure lithium aluminate, lithium aluminate doped with Mg, and lithium aluminate with a surface deposit of platinum. The release was studied by the temperature programmed desorption (TPD) method. Both the platinum coating and magnesium doping were found to improve the tritium release characteristics, as determined by TPD. Tritium release shifted to states with lower activation energies for the altered materials

  14. Structural simulation of superlattices in lithium aluminates

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    Among the materials to be used on the tritium generator cover of the future fusion reactors the lithium aluminate (γ - LiAlO2) is one of the more studied. In this work it is presented the superlattice structural simulation that presents to γ - LiAlO2 as main phase and to α - LiAlO2 as the secondary phase. The simulation is developed considering that as the two phases present different symmetry (γ - LiAlO2 is tetrahedral and α - LiAlO2 is hexahedral) it is had a superlattice LUCS type (Layered Ultrathin Coherent Structure) that is it presents an structure in coherent ultrathin layers since it is what implicates a lesser energy of formation. (Author)

  15. Modified Pechini synthesis of tricalcium aluminate powder

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    Tricalcium aluminate (Ca3Al2O6–C3A) was obtained by a modified Pechini synthesis in order to eliminate successive thermal treatments and intermediate grinding usually performed between the two sintering steps and in order to reduce the sintering temperature. Our results indicated that pure C3A was obtained, by a single step thermal treatment at 1300 °C for 4 h and 1350 °C for 1 h. The synthesis was confirmed by XRD, FT-IR and free lime analyses. The morphology of synthesised C3A was assessed by electron microscopy (SEM and TEM, HRTEM) and it was observed a high tendency of the particles to form aggregates and the individual particles seem to be single crystals. The bioactivity was assessed by specimen soaking in simulated body fluid (SBF) for 7 days; the hydrate (i.e. 3CaO∙Al2O3∙ 6H2O formed at the C3A surface), can act as nucleation centers for the resulted phosphate phases. - Highlights: ► A modified Pechini synthesis was used for obtained of tricalcium aluminate. ► C3A was obtained at 1300 °C/4 h and 1350 °C/1 h. ► Were eliminated successive thermal treatments and intermediate grinding. ► The morphology of synthesised C3A was assessed by electron microscopy (SEM, TEM). ► Was observed a high tendency of the particles to form aggregates.

  16. Properties of lithium aluminate for application as an OSL dosimeter

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    Several samples of undoped and carbon or copper doped lithium aluminate (LiAlO2) were prepared in an attempt to achieve a material, which can be applicable in optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dosimetry. All investigated samples are highly sensitive to ionizing radiation and show good reproducibility. The undoped and copper doped samples exhibit sensitivity several times higher than that of Al2O3:C, while sensitivity of the carbon doped samples is lower. The studied samples exhibit significant fading, but dynamics of signal loss is different for differently doped samples, what indicates a possibility of improving this characteristic by optimizing dopant composition. - Highlights: • OSL properties of lithium aluminate for personal dosimetry. • Doping influence on OSL fading of lithium aluminate. • Application of lithium aluminate in thermal neutron measurements

  17. Microstructure and oxidation behaviour of aluminized coating of inconel 625

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    Microstructural and oxidation characteristics of aluminized coated Inconel 625 have been examined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and fine-probe spot and linescan EDS microanalysis techniques. The formation of slowly growing adherent metallic coatings is essential for protection against the severe environments. Aluminising of the superalloy samples was carried out by pack cementation process at 900 deg. C. in an argon atmosphere. The samples were subsequently oxidized in air at various temperatures to examine performance of the pack aluminized coated alloy. The microstructural changes that occurred in the aluminized layer at various exposure temperature and time were examined to study the oxidation behavior and formation of different phases in the aluminized coating deposited on Inconel 625. (author)

  18. Fatigue damage analysis of aluminized glass fiber composites

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    Ferreira, J. M.; Pires, J. T. B.; Costa, J. D.; Zhang, Z. Y.; Errajhi, O. A.; Richardson, M

    2005-01-01

    Aluminized glass fiber composite with epoxy and polyester matrix were used in this work in order to study fatigue properties and its comparison to conventional glass fiber composites. Until now aluminized glass fiber materials have been only used as decoy flares in military applications. The innovative advantages of these composites, using modified fibers, are potentially the improvement of thermal and electrical conduction. The main objective of this work was to study the fatigue damage of c...

  19. Impact of welan gum on tricalcium aluminate-gypsum hydration

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    Ma Lei, E-mail: malei198713@163.com; Zhao Qinglin, E-mail: zhaoqinglin@whut.edu.cn; Yao Chukang; Zhou Mingkai

    2012-02-15

    The retarding effect of welan gum on tricalcium aluminate-gypsum hydration, as a partial system of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) hydration, was investigated with several methods. The tricalcium aluminate-gypsum hydration behavior in the presence or absence of welan gum was researched by field emission gun scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and zeta potential analysis. Meanwhile, we studied the surface electrochemical properties and adsorption characteristics of welan gum by utilizing a zeta potential analyzer and UV-VIS absorption spectrophotometer. By adding welan gum, the morphology change of ettringite and retardation of hydration stages in tricalcium aluminate-gypsum system was observed. Moreover, we detected the adsorption behavior and zeta potential inversion of tricalcium aluminate and ettringite, as well as a rapid decrease in the zeta potential of tricalcium aluminate-gypsum system. The reduction on nucleation rate of ettringite and hydration activity of C{sub 3}A was also demonstrated. Thus, through the adsorption effect, welan gum induces a retarding behavior in tricalcium aluminate-gypsum hydration. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Adsorption characteristics of welan gum on C{sub 3}A and ettringite have been studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer C{sub 3}A-gypsum hydration behavior and the hydration products are examined in L/S = 3. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Welan gum retards the process of C{sub 3}A-gypsum hydration. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The addition of welan gum changes the nucleation growth of ettringite.

  20. Neutron irradiation of polycrystalline yttrium aluminate garnet, magnesium aluminate spinel and α-alumina.

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    Neeft, E. A. C.; Konings, R. J. M.; Bakker, K.; Boshoven, J. G.; Hein, H.; Schram, R. P. C.; van Veen, A.; Conrad, R.

    1999-08-01

    Polycrystalline pellets of yttrium aluminate garnet (Y 3Al 5O 12), magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl 2O 4) and α-alumina (α-Al 2O 3) have been irradiated in the high flux reactor (HFR) at Petten to a neutron fluence of 1.7 × 10 26 m -2 ( E>0.1 MeV) at a temperature of about 815 K. Volume changes smaller than 1% have been measured for Y 3Al 5O 12 and MgAl 2O 4. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) results of Y 3Al 5O 12 show no difference between the unirradiated TEM samples and neutron-irradiated samples. For MgAl 2O 4, dislocation loops in some grains are found in the irradiated samples. TEM results of Al 2O 3 show a dense network of dislocation loops after neutron irradiation. The increase in volume is 4.2% for a neutron fluence of 1.7 × 10 26 m -2.

  1. Synthesis of magnesium aluminate spinel by periclase and alumina chlorination

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    Highlights: • Use of chlorination for the synthesis of magnesium aluminate spinel. • The reagents used were alumina, periclase and chlorine. • Isothermal and non-isothermal assays were performed in air and Cl2–N2 flows. • The chlorination produced magnesium aluminate spinel at 700 °C. • Selectivity of the chlorination reaction to obtain spinel is very high. - Abstract: A pyrometallurgical route for the synthesis of magnesium aluminate spinel by thermal treatment of a mechanical mixture containing 29 wt% MgO (periclase) and 71 wt% Al2O3 (alumina) in chlorine atmosphere was developed and the results were compared with those obtained by calcining the same mixture of oxides in air atmosphere. Isothermal and non-isothermal assays were performed in an experimental piece of equipment adapted to work in corrosive atmospheres. Both reagents and products were analyzed by differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF). Thermal treatment in Cl2 atmosphere of the MgO–Al2O3 mixture produces magnesium aluminate spinel at 700 °C, while in air, magnesium spinel is generated at 930 °C. The synthesis reaction of magnesium aluminate spinel was complete at 800 °C

  2. Synthesis of magnesium aluminate spinel by periclase and alumina chlorination

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    Orosco, Pablo, E-mail: porosco@unsl.edu.ar [Instituto de Investigaciones en Tecnología Química (INTEQUI), Chacabuco y Pedernera, San Luis (Argentina); Facultad de Química, Bioquímica y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de San Luis Chacabuco y Pedernera, San Luis (Argentina); Barbosa, Lucía [Instituto de Investigaciones en Tecnología Química (INTEQUI), Chacabuco y Pedernera, San Luis (Argentina); Instituto de Ciencias Básicas (ICB), Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Parque General San Martín, Mendoza (Argentina); Ruiz, María del Carmen [Instituto de Investigaciones en Tecnología Química (INTEQUI), Chacabuco y Pedernera, San Luis (Argentina); Facultad de Química, Bioquímica y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de San Luis Chacabuco y Pedernera, San Luis (Argentina)

    2014-11-15

    Highlights: • Use of chlorination for the synthesis of magnesium aluminate spinel. • The reagents used were alumina, periclase and chlorine. • Isothermal and non-isothermal assays were performed in air and Cl{sub 2}–N{sub 2} flows. • The chlorination produced magnesium aluminate spinel at 700 °C. • Selectivity of the chlorination reaction to obtain spinel is very high. - Abstract: A pyrometallurgical route for the synthesis of magnesium aluminate spinel by thermal treatment of a mechanical mixture containing 29 wt% MgO (periclase) and 71 wt% Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} (alumina) in chlorine atmosphere was developed and the results were compared with those obtained by calcining the same mixture of oxides in air atmosphere. Isothermal and non-isothermal assays were performed in an experimental piece of equipment adapted to work in corrosive atmospheres. Both reagents and products were analyzed by differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF). Thermal treatment in Cl{sub 2} atmosphere of the MgO–Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} mixture produces magnesium aluminate spinel at 700 °C, while in air, magnesium spinel is generated at 930 °C. The synthesis reaction of magnesium aluminate spinel was complete at 800 °C.

  3. Surface Modification of Nickel Foams by a Slurry Aluminizing Process

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    A novel slurry-based process for aluminizing nickel foams while improving the mechanical properties and conserving the excellent ductility is reported. Cellular unalloyed nickel foams with 92% porosity and uniform pore size and distribution were used as a starting material. Several slurries of different compositions were examined to investigate the possibility of developing an aluminide-nickel intermetallic coating on a Ni foam without considerably degrading the original ductile properties of the foam. The process temperature was varying from 400 to 850 deg. C and the process holding time was ranging between 2h to 6h. Scanning electron microscopy with an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry and X-Ray diffraction were applied to assess the effectiveness of the aluminizing process and determine both the optimum parameters of the procedure (slurry composition, holding temperature and time) and the concentration profiles across the coating cross-section. The mechanical behavior of the aluminized Ni-foams was evaluated by the conduction of micro-tension tests. The resulting Ni-foams after aluminization retain the pore structure of original Ni-foams and present a thick outer surface layer which consists of a range of aluminide phases. The mechanical properties of the Ni-foams aluminized in low process temperature were insignificantly affected.

  4. Behavior of calcium silicate hydrate in aluminate solution

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    LI Xiao-bin; ZHAO Zhuo; LIU Gui-hua; ZHOU Qiu-sheng; PENG Zhi-hong

    2005-01-01

    Using calcium hydroxide and sodium silicate as starting materials, two kinds of calcium silicate hydrates, CaO · SiO2 · H2O and 2CaO · SiO2 · 1.17H2O, were hydro-thermally synthesized at 120 ℃. The reaction rule of calcium silicate hydrate in aluminate solution was investigated. The result shows that CaO · SiO2 · H2O is more stable than 2CaO · SiO2 · 1.17H2 O in aluminate solution and its stability increases with the increase of reaction temperature but decreases with the increase of caustic concentration. The reaction between calcium silicate hydrate and aluminate solution is mainly through two routes. In the first case, Al replaces partial Si in calcium silicate hydrate, meanwhile 3CaO · Al2 O3 · xSiO2 · (6-2x) H2 O (hydro-garnet) is formed and some SiO2 enters the solution. In the second case, calcium silicate hydrate can react directly with aluminate solution, forming hydro-garnet and Na2O · Al2O3 · 2SiO2 · nH2O (DSP). The desilication reaction of aluminate solution containing silicate could contribute partially to forming DSP.

  5. Irradiated microstructures of magnesium aluminate spinel and their controlling factors

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    This paper reviews out recent progress in study on the strong resistance of magnesium aluminate spinel to void swelling during irradiation, along with the related characteristic features of its radiation damage. Comparative experimental results on irradiated microstructures and mechanical properties in magnesium aluminate spinel and alpha-alumina are shown in terms of controlling factors of radiation resistance of the former crystal. It is experimentally shown that structural vacancies due to non-stoichiometry provide effective recombination sites for displaced cations to suppress the formation of interstitial loops. Decreased formation of interstitial loops enhances the further recombination of interstitials and vacancies and thereby the formation of voids

  6. Thermoluminescence dosimetry of rare earth doped calcium aluminate phosphors

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    K Madhukumar; K Rajendra Babu; K C Ajith Prasad; J James; T S Elias; V Padmanabhan; C M K Nair

    2006-04-01

    The thermoluminescence (TL) properties of calcium aluminate (CaAl2O4) doped with different rare earth ions have been studied and their suitability for radiation dosimetry applications is discussed. It is observed that monocalcium aluminate doped with cerium is a good dosimeter having linear response up to about 4 kGy of radiation doses. Dopant concentration of 0.25 mol% cerium gives maximum TL emission. The well-defined single peak observed at 295°C can be advantageously used for high temperature dosimetry applications.

  7. Limestone reaction in calcium aluminate cement–calcium sulfate systems

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    This paper reports a study of ternary blends composed of calcium aluminate cement, calcium sulfate hemihydrate and limestone. Compressive strength tests and hydration kinetics were studied as a function of limestone and calcium sulfate content. The phase evolution and the total porosity were followed and compared to thermodynamic simulation to understand the reactions involved and the effect of limestone on these binders. The reaction of limestone leads to the formation of hemicarboaluminate and monocarboaluminate. Increasing the ratio between sulfate and aluminate decreases the extent of limestone reaction

  8. IMPACT OF INCREASED ALUMINATE CONCENTRATIONS ON PROPERTIES OF SALTSTONE MIXES

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    One of the goals of the Saltstone variability study is to identify the operational and compositional variables that control or influence the important processing and performance properties of Saltstone mixes. The protocols developed in this variability study are ideally suited as a tool to assess the impact of proposed changes to the processing flow sheet for Liquid Waste Operations (LWO). One such proposal that is currently under consideration is to introduce a leaching step in the treatment of the High Level Waste (HLW) sludge to remove aluminum prior to vitrification at the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). This leachate would significantly increase the soluble aluminate concentrations as well as the free hydroxide ion concentration in the salt feed that will be processed at the Saltstone Processing Facility (SPF). Consequently, an initial study of the impact of increased aluminate concentration on the Saltstone grout properties was performed. The projected compositions and ranges of the aluminate rich salt stream (which includes the blending strategy) are not yet available and consequently, in this initial report, two separate salt stream compositions were investigated. The first stream starts with the previously projected baseline composition of the salt solution that will be fed to SPF from the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF). The second stream is the solution that results from washing of the current Tank 51 sludge and subsequent transfer of the salt solution to Tank 11. The SWPF simulant has higher nitrate and lower free hydroxide than the Tank 11 simulant. In both of these cases, the aluminate was varied up to a maximum of 0.40 to 0.45M aluminate in order to evaluate the impact of increasing aluminate ion concentration on the grout properties. In general, the fresh grout properties of mixes made with SWPF and Tank 11 simulants were relatively insensitive to an increase in aluminate concentration in the salt solutions. However, the overall

  9. A phase-field study of the aluminizing of nickel

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    Philippe, T.; Erdeniz, D.; Dunand, D. C.; Voorhees, P. W.

    2015-03-01

    A quantitative phase-field approach for multiphase systems that is based upon CALPHAD free energies is used to model the aluminization of nickel wires, wherein vapour-phase alloying is used to deposit Al on the surface of the Ni wire and then the wire is annealed so that to remove all Al gradients and achieve a homogenous Ni-Al alloy. Both processes are modelled and numerical results are compared with experiments. It is found that the kinetics of both processes is controlled by bulk diffusion. During aluminization at 1273 K, formation and growth of intermetallics, Ni2Al3 NiAl and Ni3Al, are strongly dependent on the Al content in the vapour phase. Ni2Al3 growth is very fast compared with NiAl and Ni3Al. It is also found that an intermediate Al content in the vapour phase is preferable for aluminization, since the Ni2Al3 coating thickness is difficult to control. Ni2Al3 is found to disappear in a few minutes during homogenization at 1373 K. Thereafter, the NiAl phase, in which the composition is highly non-uniform after aluminization, continues growing until the supersaturation in this phase vanishes. Then, NiAl coating disappears concomitantly with the growth of Ni3Al, which disappears thereafter. Finally, the Al concentration profile in Ni(Al) homogenizes.

  10. SINTERING AND SULFATION OF CALCIUM SILICATE-ALUMINATE

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    The effect of sintering on the reactivity of solids at high temperature was studied. The nature of the interaction was studied with calcium silicate-aluminate reacting with SO2 between 665 and 800 C. The kinetics of the sintering and sulfation processes were measured independentl...

  11. Magnesium aluminate spinel precipitation in MgO

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    Berthelet, C.; Kingery, W.D.; Vandersande, J.B.

    1976-01-01

    Magnesium aluminate spinel precipitates forming in polycrystalline MgO containing 0.43 weight % Al and 0.031 weight % Al were examined by transmission electron microscopy after air quenching or rapid cooling. Precipitation in a variety of morphologies occurred at grain boundaries, low angle grain boundaries and dislocations. On reheating a virgin surface, precipitation occurs at temperatures above 730/sup 0/C.

  12. Phase transformations in lithium aluminates irradiated with neutrons

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    The lithium aluminate like candidate to be used in the coverings producers of tritium in the fusion nuclear reactors, presents high resistance to the corrosion to the one to be stuck to structural materials as special steels. However, the crystallographic changes that take place in the cover that is continually subjected to irradiation with neutrons, can alter its resistance to the corrosion. In this work the changes of crystalline structure are shown that they present two types of nano structures of lithium aluminates, subjected to an average total dose 7.81 x 108 Gy in the fixed irradiation system of capsules of the one TRIGA Mark lll nuclear reactor of the Nuclear Center of Mexico. The studied nano structures presented only phase transformations without formation of amorphous material. (Author)

  13. Preparation and characterization of calcium aluminate by chemical synthesis

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    2006-01-01

    Saturated Ca(OH)2 and AlCl3 solutions were used to synthesize calcium aluminate hydrate precipitates at room temperature; high purity calcium aluminate powders with stable phases were made by calcination of the precursors at a temperature as low as1100℃. PSD and BET analysis revealed the particles with sizes ranging from submicrometer to several micrometers and with a specific area of 13 m2/g. The measurement of hydraulic exotherm revealed that the exothermal rate is in peak for about 2 h. The exothermal quantities are 449.24 J/g at 12 h and 488.38 J/g at 24 h. Its strength development is quick and the 1 day curing strength is almost equal to 100% of the 3 days curing strength in the mortar test.

  14. A reactive flow model for heavily aluminized cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine

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    Kim, Bohoon; Lee, Kyung-Cheol; Yoh, Jack J., E-mail: jjyoh@snu.ac.kr [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Jungsu [Agency for Defense Development, Daejeon 305-600 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-07-14

    An accurate and reliable prediction of reactive flow is a challenging task when characterizing an energetic material subjected to an external shock impact as the detonation transition time is on the order of a micro second. The present study aims at investigating the size effect behavior of a heavily aluminized cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine (RDX) which contains 35% of aluminum by using a detonation rate model that includes ignition and growth mechanisms for shock initiation and subsequent detonation. A series of unconfined rate stick tests and two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations are conducted to construct the size effect curve which represents the relationship between detonation velocity and inverse radius of the charge. A pressure chamber test is conducted to further validate the reactive flow model for predicting the response of a heavily aluminized high explosive subjected to an external impact.

  15. Magnetic properties of some rare-earth nanostuctured aluminates

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    Lovchinov, V; Petrov, D; Simeonova, P; Angelov, B, E-mail: lovcinov@issp.bas.b

    2010-11-01

    Nanocrystalline single-phase RAlO{sub 3} (R = Nd, Sm, Eu, Dy, Gd) has been prepared by modified Pechini's method. Malic acid has been used for the first time as a new complexing agent in the sol-gel process. It has facilitated a low temperature synthesis of the compound. The characterization of the nanoparticles has been carried out by different methods. Using Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS-9 QD) the temperature and magnetic dependency of the susceptibility and magnetization of the nanostuctured aluminates were measured. The obtained results were compared with the existing ones for the single crystals and powder specimens of the same aluminates. The differences observed have been discussed in the framework of the molecular field theory for a two-sublattice system.

  16. Preparation of lithium aluminate via polymeric precursor routes

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    Gamma lithium aluminate is a potential candidate for tritium breeding material. Various preparation routes have been proposed including solid state reaction methods and wet chemical methods such as sol-gel process. But it is still needed to develop reliable and economic preparation methods that can be used for large production. In this paper, we examined three polymeric precursor methods - amorphous citrate process, Pechini process, and polyvinyl alcohol-assisted process - by studying thermal behavior of the precursor powders by X-ray diffractometry, differential thermal analysis, infrared spectrometry, and BET surface area analysis. All these three processes produced phase pure gamma lithium aluminate powders at a relatively low temperature. The phase purity and processing temperature were comparable to the alkoxide derived sol-gel method and yet these polymeric precursor methods did not require high quality starting materials such as alkoxides. (orig.)

  17. Hydration and dimensional stability of calcium aluminate cement based systems

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    Bizzozero, Julien

    2014-01-01

    Calcium aluminate cements (CAC) are often used in combination with calcium sulfate and Portland cement for special applications where rapid setting, rapid drying and shrinkage compensation are required. A growing fraction of the clinker, which has the highest CO2 intensity, is being replaced by supplementary cementitious materials (SCM). These SCM are usually from industrial by-products such as slag, fly ashes or can simply be raw materials such as limestone. This project aims at replacing th...

  18. Radiation induced optical centres in magnesium aluminate spinel ceramics

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    There were investigated the optical absorption centers formation in magnesium aluminate spinel ceramics under irradiation with UV-light, X-, and gamma-rays. The lithium fluoride doped ceramics were produced by using hot-pressing technology. It was revealed that generation by irradiation changes in optical absorption spectra can be used for detection of invisible point defects in prepared ceramics, their distribution through the bulk of spinel disk, and predict the behavior of ceramics in different radiation fields.

  19. Effect of Microwave Processing on Aluminate Cement Clinkering

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    DONG Jianmiao; LONG Shizong

    2005-01-01

    When raw materials were preheated to 1000-1300 ℃ by electricity and microwave was inputted for 1 min 5 s-4 mins, then alunminate clinkers were obtained. The f-CaO contents,XRD patterns and lithofacies analysis show that the microwave processing accelerates the clinkering reaction,and Fe2O3 is contributed to the aluminate cement clinkering. The appearance of liquid phase in process of microwave heating increases the microwave absorbability of materials greatly.

  20. Calcium Aluminate based Cement as Dental Restorative Materials

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    Kraft, Lars

    2002-01-01

    This thesis presents the results from the development process of a ceramic dental filling material based on calcium aluminate cement. The main focus of the work concerns dimensional changes during setting, hardening and curing and the understanding of the factors controlling the dimensional stability of the system. A range of compositions for research purposes and the composition of Doxadent™ – a dental product launched on the Swedish market in October 2000 – were evaluated. Furthermore hardn...

  1. Infrared spectroscopy studies of magnesium aluminates spinel crystals

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    Kobyakov, V.A.; Patochkina, O. L.; Gritsyna, V.T.

    2012-01-01

    The reflectance and transmittance spectra for magnesium aluminates spinel single crystals MgO·nAl2O3 and ceramics in the IR spectral range were measured to investigate the nature of vibration modes of constituent ions and incorporated hydrogen. The variation of intensity of registered bands in spinel of stoichiometric and nonstoichiometric compositions and spinel ceramics was obtained and interpreted in terms of vibration modes of divalent and trivalent cations in different coordinat...

  2. Tritium extraction from neutron-irradiated lithium aluminate

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    Lithium aluminate is being strongly considered as a breeder material because of its thermophysical, chemical and mechanical stability at high temperatures and its favorable irradiation behavior. Furthermore, it is compatible with other blanket and structural materials. In this work, the effects of calcination temperature during preparation, extraction temperature and sweep gas composition were observed. Lithium aluminate prepared by four different methods, was neutron irradiated for 30 minutes at a flux of 1012 -1013 n/cm2 s in the TRIGA Mark III reactor at Salazar, Mexico; and the tritium extraction rate was measured. Calcination temperature do not affect the tritium extraction rate. However, using high calcination temperature, gamma lithium aluminate was formed. The tritium extraction at 600 Centigrade degrees was lower than at 800 Centigrade degrees and the tritium amount extracted by distillation of the solid sample was higher. The sweep gas composition showed that tritium extraction was less with Ar plus 0.5 % H2 that with Ar plus 0.1 % H2. This result was contrary to expected, where the tritium extraction rate could be higher when hydrogen is added to the sweep gas. Probably this effect could be attributed to the gas purity. (Author)

  3. Morphological and microstructural studies on aluminizing coating of carbon steel

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    Hot dip aluminizing is one of the most effective methods of surface protection for steels and is gradually gaining popularity. The morphology and microstructure of an inter-metallic layer form on the surface of low carbon steel by hot dip aluminization treatment had been studied in detail. This effect has been investigated using optical and scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The result shows that the reaction between the steel and the molten aluminium leads to the formation of Fe–Al inter-metallic compounds on the steel surface. X-ray diffraction and electron microscopic studies showed that a two layer coating was formed consisting of an external Al layer and a (Fe2Al5) inter metallic on top of the substrate after hot dip aluminizing process. The inter-metallic layer is ‘thick’ and exhibits a finger-like growth into the steel. Microhardness testing shown that the intermetallic layer has high hardness followed by steel substrate and the lowest hardness was Al layer

  4. Effect of rare earth (RE) on diffusion of aluminum atoms in aluminizing

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    ZHANG Wei; YE Xiao-feng; PANG Bi-jun; ZHOU Si-kai

    2006-01-01

    The RE-aluminized coating and pure aluminized coating on 20 carbons steel were prepared by hot dip aluminizing method at 740 ℃. After diffusion treatment at 850 ℃ for 4 h, the distribution of aluminum and lanthanum elements in the coating was analyzed with energy disperse spectroscopy(EDS) and electron probe microanalyses(EPMA), and the lattice parameter of α-Fe in the matrix of the coating was measured precisely by X-ray diffractometer(XRD). The results show that RE permeates into the aluminized coating, leads to lattice disturbance and increases the depth of the aluminized coating. On the basis of the results, the expression of the diffusion coefficient of Al atoms is derived from the diffusion flow, and the effect of the high vacancy concentration and high concentration gradient of vacancies on the diffusion of Al atoms was analyzed by establishing the kinetics model of the vacancy mechanism of diffusion. The results show that the high vacancy concentration and high concentration gradient of vacancies in the RE-aluminized processes are the main reason why the diffusion coefficient of Al atoms in RE-aluminizing is bigger than that in pure aluminizing.

  5. Study of damages by neutron irradiation in lithium aluminates

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    Lithium aluminates proposed to the production of tritium in fusion nuclear reactors, due to the thermal stability that they present as well as the behavior of the aluminium to the irradiation. As a neutron flux with profile (≅ 14 Mev) of a fusion reactor is not available. A irradiation experiment was designed in order to know the micro and nano structure damages produced by fast and thermal neutrons in two irradiation positions of the fusion nuclear reactor Triga Mark III: CT (Thermal Column) and SIFCA (System of Irradiation Fixed of Capsules). In this work samples of lithium aluminate were characterized by XRD (X-Ray Diffraction), TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) and SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy). Two samples were prepared by two methods: a) coalition method and b) peroxide method. This characterization comprised original and irradiated samples. The irradiated sample amounted to 4 in total: one for each preparation method and one for each irradiation position. The object of this analysis was to correlate with the received neutron dose the damages suffered by the samples with the neutron irradiation during long periods (440 H), in their micro and nano structure aspects; in order to understand the changes as a function of the irradiation zone (with thermal and fast neutron flux) and the preparation methods of the samples and having as an antecedent the irradiation in SIFCA position by short times (2h). The obtained results are referred to the stability of γ -aluminate phase, under given conditions of irradiation and defined nano structure arrangement. They also refer to the proposals of growth mechanism and nucleation of new phases. The error associated with the measurement of neutron dose is also discussed. (Author)

  6. Shock-induced cation disorder in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Chen, Q. Y.; Meng, C. M.; Lu, T. C.; Xu, M.; Qi, J. Q.; Tan, J. J.

    2010-12-01

    An increase in lattice constants and an order-disorder phase transition were observed in the magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4) powders after shock compression. Theoretical calculations on the basis of density functional theory confirm that the remarkable volume expansion in shocked MgAl2O4 powders is closely related to the substantial site disorder in the MgAl2O4 lattice. The calculations also show that the partially inverse MgAl2O4 spinel with an inversion index of 0.7 represents the greatest disordered metastable phase and the most unstable structure.

  7. Accelerated carbonation of Friedel's salt in calcium aluminate cement paste

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    The stability of Friedel's salt with respect to carbonation has been studied in calcium aluminate cement (CAC) pastes containing NaCl (3% of Cl- by weight of cement). Carbonation was carried out on a powdered sample in flowing 5% CO2 gas at 65% relative humidity to accelerate the process. At an intermediate carbonation step, a part of the sample was washed and dried up to 10 cycles to simulate a dynamic leaching attack. The two processes were followed by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), pH and Cl- analyses in the simulated pore solution

  8. Another look at the deterioration of calcium aluminate cement concrete

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    Jambor, Jaromir

    1996-03-01

    Full Text Available Potential degradation of concrete structures made of calcium aluminate cement (CAC is well known and is caused by transformation (conversion of the thermodynamically metastable into stable calcium aluminate hydrate phases. This recrystallization is influenced by temperature and humidity; the structural degradation of the concrete itself thus its loss of strength, is strongly related to the pore structure of the hydrated cement paste, the critical parameters being the total volume of pores below 15-20 nm and the median micropore radius. This constitutes a novel procedure for evaluation of existing CAC concrete structure.

    La degradación potencial de estructuras de hormigón elaboradas con cemento aluminoso (CA es bien conocida. Este deterioro está causado por la recristalización (conversión de las fases del aluminato cálcico que son termodinámicamente metastables, en fases estables. En esta recristalización influye la temperatura y la humedad. Tanto la degradación del propio hormigón, como su pérdida de resistencias están relacionadas estrechamente con la estructura porosa de la pasta del cemento hidratado, siendo parámetros críticos el volumen total de los poros inferiores a 15-20 nm y el tamaño medio de los radios de los microporos. Esto constituye un nuevo procedimiento para evaluar las estructuras existentes de hormigón de cemento aluminoso (CA.

  9. High-temperature oxidation behavior of aluminized AISI 4130 steel

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    Badaruddin, Mohammad; Wang, Chaur Jeng; Wardono, Herry; Tarkono, Asmi, Dwi

    2016-02-01

    AISI 4130 steel was dipped into a molten aluminum bath at 700°C for 16 s to produce an aluminide coating on the steel substrate. The coating, which consisted of an Al-rich layer and an FeAl3 and Fe2Al5 intermetallic layer, strongly adhered to the steel substrate. High-temperature oxidation of the bare steel and aluminized steel was performed by thermogravimetry at 850°C for 49 h in static air. The oxidation products were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive spectroscopy. The aluminide coating could increase the oxidation resistance of the bare steel by a factor of ˜19. The increase in high-temperature oxidation resistance of the aluminized steel is attributed to the formation of protective alumina scale (α-Al2O3). Although iron oxide nodules grew on the aluminide coating surface, the oxidation rate of the aluminide coatings was very low. After 49 h of oxidation, agglomerates of α-Al2O3 fine grains grew on the rod-shaped FeAl phases.

  10. Aluminizing of metallic materials for fusion power applications

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    The necessity of coatings is fundamental for both liquid metal blanket concepts. In a water-cooled liquid metal blanket concept, the coating has to behave as tritium permeation barrier to minimize the tritium loss into the cooling water. An electrical insulation against the liquid metal is required in a self-cooled liquid metal blanket to reduce the MHD pressure drop. Therefore, V and V-base alloys and as well the ferritic steel MANET were coated by means of hot-dip aluminizing. The different base materials are dipped under inert atmosphere into molten Al to form aluminide layers on the surface. The nitriding of the aluminide layers on V and V-base alloys was tried in a sodium solution containing 0.15 wt% Li under N2 atmosphere. The aluminide layers on the MANET steel were oxidized at high temperature in air. The results of the hot-dip aluminizing and the following nitriding reps. oxidation will be presented in this paper. (author)

  11. Transformation of monomer aluminate ions from tetrahedron to octaheron

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    陈启元; 周俊; 李洁; 尹周澜

    2003-01-01

    During the precipitation of gibbsite from supersaturated sodium aluminate solution, the main aluminum containing species in solution will transform from tetrahedral [Al(OH)4]-to sixfold octahedral [(H2O)2Al-(OH)4]-. In order to elucidate the mechanisms responsible for above transformation, the formation Gibbs free energy as well as frontier orbits of a wide range of aluminum species are studied by ab initio method at B3LYP/6-31G** level. Based on theoretical calculation results, thermodynamic possibility and coordination possibility for aluminate ion transforming from [Al(OH)4]-to [(H2O)2Al(OH)4]-are analyzed and thermodynamic permitted reaction pathways are extracted. It is found that [Al(OH)4]-can not react directly with H2O to carry out the variation of coordination number. Transformation of tetrahedral [Al(OH)4]-to octahedral [(H2O)2Al(OH)4]-is involved in two reaction pathways, one is realized by neutral [Na(H2O)+4*Al(OH)-4] acting mediator, the other is carried by neutral [(H2O)Al(OH)3]. Though there is a strong thermodynamic trend for the transformation of [Al(OH)4]-to [(H2O)2Al(OH)4]-, the practical transformation is very slow. Thus, it can be concluded that there is a great kinetic resistance during the transformation from [Al(OH)4]-to [(H2O)2Al(OH)4]-.

  12. Electrical properties and thermal expansion of strontium aluminates

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    Highlights: • Sr3Al2O6, SrAl2O4 and Sr4Al14O25 ceramics are semiconductors. • Electrical conductivity is as low as 10−6−4×10−5 S/cm at 1273 K in dry air. • SrAl2O4 is a mixed conductor with predominant ionic conductivity. • Sr3Al2O6 shows significant contribution of protonic transport in wet atmospheres. • Average TECs vary in the range (8.5–11.1)×10−6 K−1 and are p(O2)-independent. - Abstract: Strontium aluminate ceramics, including Sr3Al2O6, SrAl2O4 and Sr4Al14O25, synthesized by glycine–nitrate combustion and sintered at 1773 K in air, were characterized by thermal analysis, dilatometry and electrical measurements in controlled atmospheres. All studied strontium aluminates are semiconductors with electrical conductivities as low as 10−6−4×10−5 S/cm at 1273 K in dry air. Electrical measurements in controlled atmospheres in combination with ion transference number determination demonstrated that SrAl2O4 is a mixed conductor with predominant ionic conductivity and increasing n-type and p-type electronic contributions under highly reducing and oxidizing conditions, respectively. While the behavior of electrical conductivity of Sr3Al2O6 in dry atmospheres was qualitatively similar to that of SrAl2O4, a significant increase of conductivity in wet atmospheres was attributed to a protonic contribution to electrical conduction, in correlation with thermogravimetric data and the tendency of this material to form a hydrogarnet at low temperatures. The average thermal expansion coefficients of strontium aluminates, (8.5–11.1)×10−6 K−1 at 333–1373 K, increase with increasing strontium content in the sequence Sr4Al14O25 < SrAl2O4 < Sr3Al2O6 and are essentially independent of oxygen partial pressure

  13. Solubilities of sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite, and sodium aluminate in simulated nuclear waste

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    Solubilities were determined for sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite, and sodium aluminate in synthetic nuclear waste liquor. Solubilities were determined as a function of temperature and solution composition (concentrations of sodium hydroxide, sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite, and sodium aluminate). Temperature had the greatest effect on the solubilities of sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite and a somewhat lesser effect on sodium aluminate solubility. Hydroxide had a great effect on the solubilities of all three salts. Other solution components had minor effects. 2 references, 8 figures, 11 tables

  14. First Synthesis of Uranyl Aluminate nano-particles

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    This paper describes, for the first time, a simple method for the synthesis of uranyl aluminate (URAL) nano-particles. URAL was prepared by U(VI) hydrolytic precipitation with ammonia at pH = 11 in the presence of meso-porous alumina MSU-X under 20 kHz of sonication followed by annealing of the obtained solids at 800 C. TEM, XAFS, powder XRD, and 27Al MAS NMR studies revealed that the speciation of uranium in this system strongly depends on uranium concentration. The sample with 5 wt % of uranium yields air-stable nano-particles (similar to 5 nm) of URAL. Presumably, UO22+ cations in this compound are coordinated with bidentate AlO2- groups. The increase of uranium concentration to 30 wt % causes mostly formation of U3O8 fine particles (similar to 50 nm) and small amounts of URAL. (authors)

  15. Synthesis and optical study of barium magnesium aluminate blue phosphors

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    Europium doped barium magnesium aluminate (BaMgAl10O17:Eu2+) phosphor was prepared via solution combustion method at 550°C using urea as a fuel. Morphological and optical properties of the prepared sample was studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL). XRD result showed the formation of pure phase BaMgAl10O17(JCPDS 26-0163) along with an additional phase BaAl2O4(JCPDS 01-082-1350). TEM image indicated the formation of faceted particles with average particle size 40 nm. From PL spectra, a broad emission band obtained at about 450 nm attributes to 4f6 5d → 4f7 transition of Eu2+ which lies in the blue region of the visible spectrum

  16. Modeling of tritium transport in lithium aluminate fusion solid breeders

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    Billone, M.C.; Clemmer, R.G.

    1985-02-01

    Lithium aluminate is a candidate tritium-breeding material for fusion reactor blankets. One of the concerns with using LiAlO/sub 2/ is tritium recovery from this material, particularly at low operating temperatures and high fluences. The data from various tritium release experiments with ..gamma..-LiAlO/sub 2/ and related materials are reviewed and analyzed to determine under what conditions bulk diffusion is the rate-limiting mechanism for tritium transport and what the effective bulk diffusion coefficient should be. Steady-state and transient models based on bulk diffusion are developed and used to interpret the data. Design calculations are then performed with the verified models to determine the steady-state inventory and time to reach equilibrium for a full-scale fusion blanket.

  17. Lanthanum aluminate synthesis by reverse precipitation starting from pseudoboehmite

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    Full text: The lanthanum aluminate (Lao) shows a thermoluminescence response thus has been proposed as a material for dosimetry; this has made have been proposed various methods for their synthesis (hydrothermal, sol-gel, combustion, precipitation, etc.) These methods are complex or expensive if part of reagent grade materials which limits its application to larger scales. Therefore is proposed to use the pseudoboehmite as a precursor of alumina for the Lao phase. Pseudoboehmite was synthesized by reverse precipitation starting from aluminum sulfate and as precipitating agent the ammonium hydroxide. Lao perovskite phase was obtained at 1500 degrees C and 10 h of calcination s, at lower temperatures the presence of other phases as lanthanum oxide was detected. Also the morphology of the powders were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, finding clusters whose sizes are in the range of ∼0.25 and 1 μm. The measurement of the density by the Archimedes method reached 94% of the theoretical. (Author)

  18. First Synthesis of Uranyl Aluminate nano-particles

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    Chave, T.; Nikitenko, S. I. [UMII, ICSM, CEA, CNRS, ENSCM, Ctr Marcoule, UMR 5257, F-30207 Bagnols Sur Ceze (France); Scheinost, A. C. [European Synchrotron Radiat Facil, Rossendorf Beamline CRG BM20, F-38043 Grenoble (France); Scheinost, A. C. [FZD, Inst Radiochem, D-01314 Dresden (Germany); Berthon, C.; Arab-Chapelet, B.; Moisy, Ph. [CEA Marcoule, DEN, DRCP, Ctr Marcoule, F-30207 Bagnols Sur Ceze (France)

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    This paper describes, for the first time, a simple method for the synthesis of uranyl aluminate (URAL) nano-particles. URAL was prepared by U(VI) hydrolytic precipitation with ammonia at pH = 11 in the presence of meso-porous alumina MSU-X under 20 kHz of sonication followed by annealing of the obtained solids at 800 C. TEM, XAFS, powder XRD, and {sup 27}Al MAS NMR studies revealed that the speciation of uranium in this system strongly depends on uranium concentration. The sample with 5 wt % of uranium yields air-stable nano-particles (similar to 5 nm) of URAL. Presumably, UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} cations in this compound are coordinated with bidentate AlO{sub 2}{sup -} groups. The increase of uranium concentration to 30 wt % causes mostly formation of U{sub 3}O{sub 8} fine particles (similar to 50 nm) and small amounts of URAL. (authors)

  19. On the Compressive and Tensile Strength of Magnesium Aluminate Spinel

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    Paris, V.; Hayun, S.; Dariel, M. P.; Frage, N.; Zaretsky, E.

    2009-12-01

    Magnesium aluminate spinel is a strong polycrystalline transparent ceramic. Spinel is an attractive material for armor applications and its behavior under shock wave loading is of obvious interest. The purpose of the present study was to determine the Hugoniot elastic limit (HEL) of this material, its Hugoniot response above the HEL, and its spall strength. Planar impact experiments were performed over the 2 to 40 GPa stress range using the Velocity Interferometer System for Any Reflector (VISAR) as a principal diagnostics tool. According to these tests, spinel has a HEL of about 11.3 GPa. The spall strength of the material was found to be close to zero at low, about 2 GPa, impact stress.

  20. Lattice site of helium implanted in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Allen, W.R. (Metals and Ceramics Div., Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

    1993-01-01

    The lattice site of helium implanted at 60 keV in magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl[sub 2]O[sub 4]) has been investigated with channeling effect measurements that apply the ion-induced [sup 3]He(d, p)[sup 4]He nuclear reaction. Within the spinel crystal structure, numerous interstices characterized by octahedral anion coordination are intrinsically unfilled by cations. For implantation at 300 K, a typical helium atom locates centrally in one of these vacant octahedral interstices with a probability of approximately 95%. Significant occupation of other lattice sites of either high or low symmetry was rejected. In particular helium neither clusters in defect complexes nor locates in tetrahedral interstices or substitutional sites. (orig.).

  1. Lattice site of helium implanted in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    The lattice site of helium implanted at 60 keV in magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4) has been investigated with channeling effect measurements that apply the ion-induced 3He(d, p)4He nuclear reaction. Within the spinel crystal structure, numerous interstices characterized by octahedral anion coordination are intrinsically unfilled by cations. For implantation at 300 K, a typical helium atom locates centrally in one of these vacant octahedral interstices with a probability of approximately 95%. Significant occupation of other lattice sites of either high or low symmetry was rejected. In particular helium neither clusters in defect complexes nor locates in tetrahedral interstices or substitutional sites. (orig.)

  2. Lattice site of helium implanted in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Alien, W. R.

    1993-01-01

    The lattice site of helium implanted at 60 keV in magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl 2O 4) has been investigated with channeling effect measurements that apply the ion-induced 3He(d, p) 4He nuclear reaction. Within the spinel crystal structure, numerous interstices characterized by octahedral anion coordination are intrinsically unfilled by cations. For implantation at 300 K, a typical helium atom locates centrally in one of these vacant octahedral interstices with a probability of approximately 95%. Significant occupation of other lattice sites of either high or low symmetry was rejected. In particular, helium neither clusters in defect complexes nor locates in tetrahedral interstices or substitutional sites.

  3. Nanosized strontium aluminate phosphors prepared via a reverse microemulsion route

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    Nanosized strontium aluminate phosphors co-activated by Eu2+ and Dy3+ were prepared via a novel reverse microemulsion process. This new synthesis technique lowered the synthesis temperature of SrAl2O4: Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors to as low as 900 deg. C, and also reduced the particle size to the nanometer scale (around 40 nm). In the microemulsion process, the constituent cations were trapped by numerous nano-scaled micelles, leading to a shortening of the inter-diffusion length and enhancement of the precursor reactivity. The excitation intensity and emission peaks of nanosized SrAl2O4: Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors significantly increased with increasing heating temperatures

  4. Synthesis and optical study of barium magnesium aluminate blue phosphors

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    Jeet, Suninder, E-mail: suninder.jeet@thapar.edu; Pandey, O. P., E-mail: oppandey@thapar.edu [School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar University, Patiala (147003), Punjab (India); Sharma, Manoj, E-mail: manojnarad@sggswu.org [Department of Nanotechnology, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib(146406), Punjab (India)

    2015-05-15

    Europium doped barium magnesium aluminate (BaMgAl{sub 10}O{sub 17}:Eu{sup 2+}) phosphor was prepared via solution combustion method at 550°C using urea as a fuel. Morphological and optical properties of the prepared sample was studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL). XRD result showed the formation of pure phase BaMgAl{sub 10}O{sub 17}(JCPDS 26-0163) along with an additional phase BaAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}(JCPDS 01-082-1350). TEM image indicated the formation of faceted particles with average particle size 40 nm. From PL spectra, a broad emission band obtained at about 450 nm attributes to 4f{sup 6} 5d → 4f{sup 7} transition of Eu{sup 2+} which lies in the blue region of the visible spectrum.

  5. On structural, optical and dielectric properties of zinc aluminate nanoparticles

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    E Muhammad Abdul Jamal; D Sakthi Kumar; M R Anantharaman

    2011-04-01

    Zinc aluminate nanoparticles with average particle size of 40 nm were synthesized using a sol–gel combustion method. X-ray diffractometry result was analysed by Rietveld refinement method to establish the phase purity of the material. Different stages of phase formation of the material during the synthesis were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry and differential thermogravimetric analysis. Particle size was determined with transmission electron microscopy and the optical bandgap of the nanoparticles was determined by absorption spectroscopy in the ultraviolet-visible range. Dielectric permittivity and a.c. conductivity of the material were measured for frequencies from 100 kHz to 8 MHz in the temperature range of 30–120°C. The presence of Maxwell–Wagner type interfacial polarization was found to exist in the material and hopping of electron by means of quantum mechanical tunneling is attributed as the reason for the observed a.c. conductivity.

  6. Solubility products of tungstates, titanates and aluminates from 250C to 2000C

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    The solubility products of several complex oxides (tungstates aluminates and titanates) were calculated from thermodynamic data, in the range 25 - 2000C, using a computer program. High temperature entropy for ionic species was determined using the entropy correspondence principle. (Author)

  7. [Study on the Influence of Mineralizer on the Preparation of Calcium Aluminates Based on Infrared Spectroscopy].

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    Fan, Wei; Wang, Liang; Zheng, Huai-li; Chen, Wei; Tang, Xiao-min; Shang, Juan-fang; Qian, Li

    2015-05-01

    In this study, effect of mineralizer on the structure and spectraproperties of calcium aluminates formation was extensively studied. Medium or low-grade bauxite and calcium carbonate were used as raw material and mineralizer CaF2 as additive. Calcium aluminates can be obtained after mixing fully, calcination and grinding. The prepared calcium aluminates can be directly used for the production of polyaluminiumchloride (PAC), polymeric aluminum sulfate, sodium aluminate and some other water treatment agents. The calcium aluminates preparation technology was optimized by investigating the mass ratio of raw materials (bauxiteand calcium carbonate) and mineralizer CaF2 dosage. The structure and spectra properties of bauxite and calcium aluminates were characterized by Fourier transform infrared(FTIR) spectroscopy analysis and the mineralization mechanism of the mineralizer was studied. FTIR spectra indicated that the addition of mineralizer promoted the decomposition and transformation of the diaspore, gibbsite and kaolinite, the decomposition of calcium carbonate, and more adequately reaction between bauxite and calcium carbonate. In addition, not only Ca in calcium carbonate and Si in bauxite were more readily reacted, but also Si-O, Si-O-Al and Al-Si bonds in the bauxite were more fractured which contributed to the release of Al in bauxite, and therefore, the dissolution rate of Al2O3 could be improved. The dissolution rate of Al2O3 can be promoted effectively when the mineralizer CaF2 was added in a mass ratio amount of 3%. And the mineralizer CaF2 cannot be fully functioned, when its dosage was in a mass percent of 1. 5%. Low-grade bauxite was easier to sinter for the preparation of calcium aluminates comparing with the highgrade one. The optimum material ratio for the preparation of calcium aluminates calcium at 1 250 °C was the mass ratio between bauxite and calcium carbonate of 1 : 0. 6 and mineralizer CaF2 mass ratio percent of 3%. PMID:26415430

  8. Effect of silica fume additions on the hydration behaviour of calcium aluminates

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    Fumo, Daniel A.; Segadães, Ana M.

    1997-01-01

    In the recent refractory castables technology, the calcium aluminate cement is being replaced in increasing proportion by very fine matrix components, such as silica fume and colloidal alumina. More efficient particle packing and the resulting lower water requirements have been the proposed explanation for the improved green density and strength, without sacrificing the castable workability. However, the aluminates are still responsible for the hydraulic setting of the castable. The hydration...

  9. Nanocrystallization of aluminized surface of carbon steel for enhanced resistances to corrosion and corrosive wear

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    Aluminizing is often used to improve steel's resistances to corrosion, oxidation and wear. This article reports our recent attempts to further improve aluminized carbon steel through surface nanocrystallization for higher resistances to corrosion and corrosive wear. The surface nanocrystallization was achieved using a process combining sandblasting and recovery heat treatment. The entire surface modification process includes dipping carbon steel specimens into a molten Al pool to form an Al coat, subsequent diffusion treatment at elevated temperature to form an aluminized layer, sandblasting to generate dislocation network or cells, and recovery treatment to turn the dislocation cells into nano-sized grains. The grain size of the nanocrystallized aluminized surface layer was in the range of 20-100 nm. Electrochemical properties, electron work function (EWF), and corrosive wear of the nanocrystalline alloyed surfaces were investigated. It was demonstrated that the nanocrystalline aluminized surface of carbon steel exhibited improved resistances to corrosion, wear and corrosive wear. The passive film developed on the nanocrystallized aluminized surface was also evaluated in terms of its mechanical properties and adherence to the substrate.

  10. Characterization of steel 1035 hot-dip-aluminized in pure Al and Al-Cu alloys

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    Medium carbon steel strips containing 0.35% carbon were hot-dip-aluminized in pure AI and AI-Cu alloys. An iron-aluminum interlayer, which is brittle in nature, developed at the interface between the melt and the steel substrate. Cu additions (4-16% by weight) in AI affected the growth rate of interlayer as well as the hardness and oxidation resistance of the aluminized surface. These effects were examined by using scanning electron microscopy, XRD 'X-Ray Diffraction'), and TGA (Thermal Gravimetric Analysis). In HAD (Hot Dip Aluminizing) with pure aluminum, the interlayer was 'thick' and exhibited a finger-like growth into steel substrate. While aluminizing in AI-Cu alloys, the thickness of the interlayer decreased consistently by gradually increasing the addition of Cu content in AI from 4-16%. Further, the addition of Cu beyond 12% transformed finger-like interface into nearly smooth interface. XRD analysis revealed that due to Cu addition, the tetragonal phases, Al/sub 2/ Cu and AI7Cu/sub 2/ Fe formed in surface coating in addition to FeAI/sub 3/ and Fe/sub 2/ Al/sub 5/ which generally form in steel HDA in pure Al. Their formation caused to reduce the growth of interlayer. Steel surface aluminized in AI-Cu alloys exhibited better hardness than of aluminized in pure AI and AI-Si alloys and also expressed excellent oxidation resistance up to 632 degree C. (author)

  11. Nanocrystallization of aluminized surface of carbon steel for enhanced resistances to corrosion and corrosive wear

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    Chen, C. [Dept. of Materials Physical and Chemical, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2V4 (Canada); Li, D.Y., E-mail: dongyang.li@ualberta.c [Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2V4 (Canada); Shang, C.J. [Dept. of Materials Physical and Chemical, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2009-12-15

    Aluminizing is often used to improve steel's resistances to corrosion, oxidation and wear. This article reports our recent attempts to further improve aluminized carbon steel through surface nanocrystallization for higher resistances to corrosion and corrosive wear. The surface nanocrystallization was achieved using a process combining sandblasting and recovery heat treatment. The entire surface modification process includes dipping carbon steel specimens into a molten Al pool to form an Al coat, subsequent diffusion treatment at elevated temperature to form an aluminized layer, sandblasting to generate dislocation network or cells, and recovery treatment to turn the dislocation cells into nano-sized grains. The grain size of the nanocrystallized aluminized surface layer was in the range of 20-100 nm. Electrochemical properties, electron work function (EWF), and corrosive wear of the nanocrystalline alloyed surfaces were investigated. It was demonstrated that the nanocrystalline aluminized surface of carbon steel exhibited improved resistances to corrosion, wear and corrosive wear. The passive film developed on the nanocrystallized aluminized surface was also evaluated in terms of its mechanical properties and adherence to the substrate.

  12. Synthesis and characterization of pure nanocrystalline magnesium aluminate spinel powder

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    Tavangarian, F., E-mail: f_tavangarian@yahoo.co [Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Emadi, R. [Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2010-01-21

    Synthesis of nanocrystalline magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}) by mechanical activation of a powder mixture containing Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and MgCO{sub 3} with subsequent annealing was investigated. Simultaneous thermal analysis (STA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques were utilized to characterize the as-milled and annealed samples. Results showed that pure nanocrystalline spinel could be fabricated completely by 5 h of mechanical activation with subsequent annealing at 1200 {sup o}C for 1 h with a crystallite size of about 45 nm. Further milling had no significant effects on structure or phase composition of spinel phase after subsequent annealing. The nanocrystalline spinel powder obtained after 60 h of milling and subsequent annealing at 1200 {sup o}C for 1 h had a crystallite size of about 25 nm according to Williamson-Hall approach and particle sizes smaller than 200 nm. Enhanced mechanical properties were observed in samples prepared from the powder mixture and milled for a longer period.

  13. Reducing DRIFT Backgrounds with a Submicron Aluminized-Mylar Cathode

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    Battat, James B R; Dorofeev, Alexei; Ezeribe, Anthony C; Fox, Jennifer R; Gauvreau, Jean-Luc; Gold, Michael; Harmon, Lydia; Harton, John; Lafler, Randy; Lauer, Robert J; Lee, Eric R; Loomba, Dinesh; Lumnah, Alexander; Matthews, John; Miller, Eric H; Mouton, Frederic; Murphy, Alexander St J; Phan, Nguyen; Sadler, Stephen W; Scarff, Andrew; Schuckman, Fred; Snowden-Ifft, Daniel; Spooner, Neil J C; Walker, Daniel

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    Background events in the DRIFT-IId dark matter detector, mimicking potential WIMP signals, are predominantly caused by alpha decays on the central cathode in which the alpha particle is completely or partially absorbed by the cathode material. We installed a 0.9 micron thick aluminized-mylar cathode as a way to reduce the probability of producing these backgrounds. We study three generations of cathode (wire, thin-film, and radiologically clean thin-film) with a focus on the ratio of background events to alpha decays. Two independent methods of measuring the absolute alpha decay rate are used to ensure an accurate result, and agree to within $10\\%$. Using alpha range spectroscopy, we measure the radiologically cleanest cathode version to have a contamination of $3.3\\pm0.1$ ppt $^{234}$U and $73\\pm2$ ppb $^{238}$U. This cathode reduces the probability of producing an RPR from an alpha decay by a factor of $70\\pm20$ % while reducing the overall background rate by $96.5\\pm0.5\\%$ compared to the original stainles...

  14. Luminescent characteristics of praseodymium-doped zinc aluminate powders

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    Hernandez-Perez, C.D.; Garcia-Hipolito, M.; Alvarez-Fregoso, O. [Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Coyoacan, DF (Mexico); Alvarez-Perez, M.A. [Facultad de Odontologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Coyoacan, DF (Mexico); Ramos-Brito, F. [Laboratorio de Materiales Optoelectronicos, DIDe, Centro de Ciencias de Sinaloa, Av. De las Americas No. 2771 Nte. Col. Villa Universidad, Culiacan, Sinaloa (Mexico); Falcony, C. [Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Departamento de Fisica, Mexico, DF (Mexico)

    2010-02-15

    In this research, we report the cathodoluminescence (CL) and preliminary photoluminescence (PL) properties of praseodymium-doped zinc aluminate powders. ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}:Pr powders were synthesized by a very simple chemical process. X-ray diffraction spectra indicated a cubic spinel crystalline structure with an average crystallite size of 15 nm. CL properties of the powders were studied as a function of the praseodymium concentration and electron-accelerating potential. In this case, all the cathodoluminescent emission spectra showed main peaks located at 494, 535, 611, 646, and 733 nm, which were associated to the electronic transitions {sup 3}P{sub 0}{yields}{sup 3}H{sub 4}, {sup 3}P{sub 0}{yields}{sup 3}H{sub 5}, {sup 3}P{sub 0}{yields}{sup 3}H{sub 6}, {sup 3}P{sub 0}{yields}{sup 3}F{sub 2}, and {sup 3}P{sub 0}{yields}{sup 3}F{sub 4} of the Pr{sup 3+} ions, respectively. A quenching of the CL, with increasing doping concentration, was observed. Also, an increment on cathodoluminescent emission intensity was observed as the accelerating voltage increased. The PL emission spectrum showed similar characteristics to those of the CL spectra. The chemical composition of the powders, as determined by energy dispersive spectroscopy, is also reported. In addition, the surface morphology characteristics of the powders are shown. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  15. Synthesis and optical property of zinc aluminate spinel cryogels

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Zinc aluminate spinel cryogels with various molar ratio of Al/Zn are synthesized by sol–gel technology followed by vacuum freeze drying. The structures and optical properties are both found to be affected by the molar ratios of Al/Zn and annealed temperatures. The peaks of zinc oxide (ZnO and zinc dialuminum oxide (ZnAl2O4 are both obtained for the samples with more Zn content annealed at 750 °C or upward. The composites have a large surface area (137 m2/g with mesoporous structure after annealing at 750 °C. The SEM images reveal that the ZnAl2O4 crystals formed a multilayer structure with redundant ZnO particles which deposited on it. Furthermore, the maximum infrared reflectance is about 80% with an improvement of 35% in the infrared region after annealing at 950 °C compared with that of 450 °C, which indicates that these porous cryogels have a potential application as thermal insulating materials at a high temperature.

  16. Hard transparent domes and windows from magnesium aluminate spinel

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    DiGiovanni, Anthony A.; Fehrenbacher, Larry; Roy, Don W.

    2005-05-01

    Transparent magnesium aluminate spinel is an attractive material for use in a wide range of optical applications including windows, domes, armor, and lenses, which require excellent transmission from the visible through to the mid IR. Theoretical transmission is very uniform and approaches 87% between 0.3 to 5 microns. Transmission characteristics rival that of ALON and sapphire in the mid-wave IR, making it especially attractive for the everincreasing performance requirements of current and next-generation IR imaging systems. Future designs in missile technology will require materials that can meet stringent performance demands in both optical and RF wavelengths. Loss characteristics for spinel are being investigated to meet those demands. Technology Assessment and Transfer Inc. (TA&T), have established a 9000 ft2 production facility for optical quality spinel based on the traditional hot-pressing followed by hot isostatic pressing (HIPing) route. Additionally, TA&T is developing pressureless sintering - a highly scalable, near net shape processing method based on traditional ceramic processing technology - to fabricate optical components. These two main processing approaches allow the widest variety of applications to be addressed using a range of optical components and configurations. The polycrystalline nature of spinel facilitates near net shape processing, which provides the potential to fabricate physically larger optical parts or larger quantities of parts at significantly lower costs compared to single crystal materials such as sapphire. Current research is focused at optimizing the processing parameters for both synthesis routes to maximize strength and transparency while minimizing the cost of fabrication.

  17. Structure and mechanical properties of irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Devanathan, R.; Yu, N.; Sickafus, K. E.; Nastasi, M.

    1996-09-01

    The relationship between structure and mechanical properties of MgAl 2O 4 spinel single crystals following 400 keV Xe 2+ irradiation at 100 K to doses up to 1 × 10 20 ions/m 2 was examined. The structural changes in the irradiated layer were studied using electron diffraction from cross-sectional samples. The nano-indentation technique was used to determine the mechanical properties. At low doses, the material transformed into a metastable crystalline phase characterized by the rearrangement of cations. At the onset of this transformation, the Young's modulus and hardness rose to values about 10 and 15% higher, respectively, than those of the unirradiated crystal. Upon further irradiation, the metastable crystal became amorphous. The Young's modulus and hardness of the amorphous state were about 30 and 60% less, respectively, than the corresponding values of unirradiated spinel. These results, in conjunction with the findings of a recent computer simulation study, provide important insights into the exceptional radiation resistance of magnesium aluminate spinel.

  18. Structure and mechanical properties of irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Devanathan, R. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Materials Science and Technology Div.; Yu, N. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Materials Science and Technology Div.; Sickafus, K.E. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Materials Science and Technology Div.; Nastasi, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Materials Science and Technology Div.

    1996-09-01

    The relationship between structure and mechanical properties of MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel single crystals following 400 keV Xe{sup 2+} irradiation at 100 K to doses up to 1.10{sup 20} ions/m{sup 2} was examined. The structural changes in the irradiated layer were studied using electron diffraction from cross-sectional samples. The nano-indentation technique was used to determine the mechanical properties. At low doses, the material transformed into a metastable crystalline phase characterized by the rearrangement of cations. At the onset of this transformation, the Young`s modulus and hardness rose to values about 10 and 15% higher, respectively, than those of the unirradiated crystal. Upon further irradiation, the metastable crystal became amorphous. The Young`s modulus and hardness of the amorphous state were about 30 and 60% less, respectively, than the corresponding values of unirradiated spinel. These results, in conjunction with the findings of a recent computer simulation study, provide important insights into the exceptional radiation resistance of magnesium aluminate spinel. (orig.).

  19. Synthesis and characterization of pure nanocrystalline magnesium aluminate spinel powder

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    Synthesis of nanocrystalline magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4) by mechanical activation of a powder mixture containing Al2O3 and MgCO3 with subsequent annealing was investigated. Simultaneous thermal analysis (STA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques were utilized to characterize the as-milled and annealed samples. Results showed that pure nanocrystalline spinel could be fabricated completely by 5 h of mechanical activation with subsequent annealing at 1200 oC for 1 h with a crystallite size of about 45 nm. Further milling had no significant effects on structure or phase composition of spinel phase after subsequent annealing. The nanocrystalline spinel powder obtained after 60 h of milling and subsequent annealing at 1200 oC for 1 h had a crystallite size of about 25 nm according to Williamson-Hall approach and particle sizes smaller than 200 nm. Enhanced mechanical properties were observed in samples prepared from the powder mixture and milled for a longer period.

  20. Structure and mechanical properties of irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel

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    The relationship between structure and mechanical properties of MgAl2O4 spinel single crystals following 400 keV Xe2+ irradiation at 100 K to doses up to 1.1020 ions/m2 was examined. The structural changes in the irradiated layer were studied using electron diffraction from cross-sectional samples. The nano-indentation technique was used to determine the mechanical properties. At low doses, the material transformed into a metastable crystalline phase characterized by the rearrangement of cations. At the onset of this transformation, the Young's modulus and hardness rose to values about 10 and 15% higher, respectively, than those of the unirradiated crystal. Upon further irradiation, the metastable crystal became amorphous. The Young's modulus and hardness of the amorphous state were about 30 and 60% less, respectively, than the corresponding values of unirradiated spinel. These results, in conjunction with the findings of a recent computer simulation study, provide important insights into the exceptional radiation resistance of magnesium aluminate spinel. (orig.)

  1. Hydrogen permeation behavior of hot-dip aluminized manet steel

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    A hot-dip process developed in FZK was applied to produce a hydrogen permeation barrier on MANET steel. The formation of the alumina layer is a two step process. The hot-dip aluminizing method produced first an intermetallic layer of FexAly by immersing the specimens in molten aluminium at 1073 K for 10 min. Secondly, by its exposure to an oxygen containing gas (1223 K, 10 and 30 h) the alumina layer is formed on the intermetallic layer. The last step is to form a fully martensitic phase (δ-ferritic free structure) by a specific heat treatment (1348 K, 40 min fast cool; 1023 K, 2 h). The oxide layer and bulk material were characterized by optical metallography, Vickers microhardness measurements, scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) on the surface. A permeation reduction larger than three orders of magnitude was obtained in the sample that has undergone a 30 h exposure in air at 1223 K. 14 refs., 4 figs

  2. Synthesis optimization of calcium aluminate cement phases for biomedical applications

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    Calcium aluminate cement (CAC) has been studied as a potential material for applications in the areas of health such as, endodontics and bone reconstruction. These studies have been based on commercial products consisting of a mixture of phases. Improvements can be attained by investigating the synthesis routes of CAC aiming the proper balance between the phases and the control of impurities that may impair its performance for biomedical applications. Thus, the aim of this work was to study the CAC synthesis routes in the Al2O3-CaCO3 and Al2O3-CaO systems, as well as the phase characterization attained by means of X ray analysis. The Al2O3-CaO route enabled the production of the target phases (CA, CA2, C3A and C12A7) with a higher purity compared to the Al2O3-CaCO3 one. As a result the particular properties of these phases can be evaluated to define a more suitable composition that results in better properties for an endodontic cement and other applications. (author)

  3. Improving electrochemical properties of AISI 1045 steels by duplex surface treatment of plasma nitriding and aluminizing

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    Highlights: • AlN coating was applied on AISI 1045 steel via plasma nitriding and aluminizing. • Plasma nitriding and post-aluminizing result in AlN single phase layer on the steel. • PN–Al coated steel had better corrosion resistance than Al–PN one. • Formation of oxide layer provided protection of PN–Al coated steel against corrosion. • Pitting and surface defects was the dominant corrosion mechanism in Al–PN coated steel. - Abstract: Improvement in electrochemical behavior of AISI 1045 steel after applying aluminum nitride coating was investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution, using potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) analyses. Aluminum nitride coating was applied on the steel surface by duplex treatment of pack aluminizing and plasma nitriding. Some specimens were plasma nitrided followed by aluminizing (PN–Al), while the others were pack aluminized followed by plasma nitriding (Al–PN). Topological and structural studies of the modified surfaces were conducted using scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscope (EDS), and X-ray diffractometer (XRD). The electrochemical measurements showed that the highest corrosion and polarization (Rp) resistances were obtained in PN–Al specimens, having single phase superficial layer of AlN. Pitting mechanism was dominant reason of lower corrosion resistance in the Al–PN specimens

  4. Improving electrochemical properties of AISI 1045 steels by duplex surface treatment of plasma nitriding and aluminizing

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    Haftlang, Farahnaz, E-mail: f.haftlang@students.semnan.ac.ir [Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Habibolahzadeh, Ali [Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Sohi, Mahmoud Heydarzadeh [School of Metallurgy and Materials, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2015-02-28

    Highlights: • AlN coating was applied on AISI 1045 steel via plasma nitriding and aluminizing. • Plasma nitriding and post-aluminizing result in AlN single phase layer on the steel. • PN–Al coated steel had better corrosion resistance than Al–PN one. • Formation of oxide layer provided protection of PN–Al coated steel against corrosion. • Pitting and surface defects was the dominant corrosion mechanism in Al–PN coated steel. - Abstract: Improvement in electrochemical behavior of AISI 1045 steel after applying aluminum nitride coating was investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution, using potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) analyses. Aluminum nitride coating was applied on the steel surface by duplex treatment of pack aluminizing and plasma nitriding. Some specimens were plasma nitrided followed by aluminizing (PN–Al), while the others were pack aluminized followed by plasma nitriding (Al–PN). Topological and structural studies of the modified surfaces were conducted using scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscope (EDS), and X-ray diffractometer (XRD). The electrochemical measurements showed that the highest corrosion and polarization (R{sub p}) resistances were obtained in PN–Al specimens, having single phase superficial layer of AlN. Pitting mechanism was dominant reason of lower corrosion resistance in the Al–PN specimens.

  5. Study of the chemical species of fluorine 18 produced by neutron irradiation of lithium aluminate

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    In the present work, the chemical form of fluorine-18 obtained by means of the neutron irradiated lithium aluminate was studied, in order to know its chemical behavior and to observe if it volatilizes and adheres to the walls of a tritium distillation system; for this matter paper chromatography and high voltage electrophoresis techniques were used. Lithium aluminate was synthetized, being characterized as LiAlO2 which was irradiated with neutrons in order to produce fluorine-18. Lithium aluminate is a non-soluble solid, therefore fluorine produced may not be extracted, unless it is dissolved or extracted through the solid. So as not affect in a drastic way the chemical form, it was submitted to extraction processes, agitating the irradiated samples with different acids and basic solutions in order to analyze fluorine-18. The best extraction agent was found to be HCl, where two forms of fluorine-18 were found, one at the point of application, probably as a complex hexafluoride-aluminate and the other as a characteristic Rf of the fluorine ion. In the tritium distillation with helium as a carrier of a sample irradiated and heated up to 220-250oC, no volatile types of fluorine-18 were found, thus it can be considered that in commercial production of tritium by means of neutron irradiation of lithium aluminate, fluorine-18 is not a damaging pollutant of the equipment pipe system. (Author)

  6. Structural Characterization of Spinel Zinc Aluminate Nanoparticles Prepared By Coprecipitation Method

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    Sunder, Shyam; Rohilla, Sunil; Kumar, Sushil; Aghamkar, Praveen

    2011-12-01

    Zinc aluminate is well known wide bandgap semiconductor with cubic spinel structure and transparent for wavelength greater than 320 nm. Therefore, ZnAl2O4 can be used for ultraviolet photoelectronic devices. Furthermore, spinel zinc aluminate is useful in many reactions as catalytic support. Moreover, zinc aluminate can be used as second phase in glaze layer of white ceramics to improve wear resistance and to preserve whiteness. In present study cubic spinel zinc aluminate nanoparticles have been synthesized from aqueous solution of Zn(NO3)2.6H2O (0.1 M) and Al(NO3)2.9H2O (0.2 M) using chemical coprecipitation technique. Ammonium hydroxide was used as precipitating agent and pH was maintained between 8 to 9. The precipitated slurry was filtered and washed several times with deionized double distilled water and dried at 110 °C. The fine powder was annealed at different temperatures from 600 °C to 900 °C for 4h in temperature controlled furnace. Structural characterization of annealed samples was carried out via X-ray Diffraction (XRD), and Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). XRD patterns reveal that zinc aluminate samples were cubic spinel nanoparticles and grain size determined by Debye-Scherrer formula is from 5 to 16 nm.

  7. Calcium aluminate cements for nuclear wastes conditioning: literature review and new approaches

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    Encapsulate the diverse wastes produced by nuclear activities in cementitious binders may be very complex due to the adverse cement-waste interactions. Consequences are for example: strong delay, poor mechanical strength or low resistance to leaching. In this case, pure or blended calcium aluminate cements (CACs) may be valuable alternatives. This paper summarises the properties of CAC and blended CAC system and gives some examples from literature where calcium aluminate cements are used for conventional wastes or nuclear wastes conditioning. Moreover, it proposes another approach: using CAC not only as a binder, but also as a chemical reactant. After dissolution calcium aluminates ions can combine with many chemical species (sulphates, nitrates, chlorides, alkali metals, heavy metals) to precipitate specific hydrates allowing chemical trapping of these species. An example is given for the purification of Ni and Zn nitrates solutions. (authors)

  8. MBE Growth of AlN Nanowires on Si Substrates by Aluminizing Nucleation.

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    E, Yanxiong; Hao, Zhibiao; Yu, Jiadong; Wu, Chao; Liu, Runze; Wang, Lai; Xiong, Bing; Wang, Jian; Han, Yanjun; Sun, Changzheng; Luo, Yi

    2015-12-01

    By introducing an aluminization process to achieve nucleation of nanowires (NWs), spontaneous growth of AlN NWs on Si substrates has been realized by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy. The AlN NWs are grown from the nuclei formed by the aluminization process, and the NW density and diameter can be controlled by the aluminization parameters. The influence of growth conditions on the morphologies of AlN NWs is carefully investigated. Island-like films are found to grow between the NWs due to poor migration ability of Al adatoms. The films are proved to be Al-polar different from the N-polar AlN NWs, which can explain the absence of newly formed NWs. Increasing the V/III ratio can efficiently suppress the growth of Al-polar AlN films. PMID:26437653

  9. Fine structures in Fe3Al alloy layer of a new hot dip aluminized steel

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    Li Yajiang; Wang Juan; Zhang Yonglan; X Holly

    2002-12-01

    The fine structure in the Fe–Al alloy layer of a new hot dip aluminized steel (HDA) was examined by means of X-ray diffractometry (XRD), electron diffraction technique, etc. The test results indicated that the Fe–Al alloy layer of the new aluminized steel mainly composed of Fe3Al, FeAl and -Fe (Al) solid solution. There was no brittle phase containing higher aluminum content, such as FeAl3 (59.18% Al) and Fe2Al7 (62.93% Al). The tiny cracks and embrittlement, formerly caused by these brittle phases in the conventional aluminum-coated steel, were effectively eliminated. There was no microscopic defect (such as tiny cracks, pores or loose layer) in the coating. This is favourable to resist high temperature oxidation and corrosion of the aluminized steel.

  10. Microstructure and oxidation of hot-dip aluminized titanium at high temperature

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    High-temperature diffusion of a hot-dip aluminized titanium is conducted to study microstructure changes and oxidation behavior of the aluminized titanium. After aluminizing, the titanium substrate is covered by a black layer in which tiny block-shaped TiAl3 particles are scattered in aluminum matrix. Based on the diffusion experiment results, the thickness of the aluminum diffusion layer at 800 deg. C increases with diffusion time. However, the aluminum diffusion layer at 900 deg. C grows and reaches its maximum thickness in 6 h, and then the thickness of the aluminum diffusion layer is reduced with prolonged diffusion time. An inversion of the diffusion layer thickness versus time appears for the aluminized titanium treated at 1000 deg. C, and the thickness of the diffusion layer keeps declining with diffusion time. The phases present in the outer and middle sublayers are titanium-rich TiAl3 and equilibrium TiAl3, respectively. However, the phase in inner sublayer changes from titanium-rich TiAl3 to TiAl2 and TiAl as diffusion temperature and time increase. Through energy-dispersive X-ray and X-ray diffraction analysis, the oxides formed in the oxidation process are Al2O3 and Al2TiO5. Although the oxide scale formed on the surface of the aluminized titanium has an insufficient stability and integrity, the thermal oxidation resistance of the aluminized titanium is still improved by over 5 times compared with that of the pure titanium

  11. Study of optical properties of cerium ion doped barium aluminate phosphor

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    Lohe, P. P.; Omanwar, S. K.; Bajaj, N. S.; Belsare, P. D.

    2016-05-01

    In the recent years due to their various optical and technological applications aluminate materials have attracted attention of several researchers. When these materials are doped with rare earth ions they show properties favorable for many optical applications such as high quantum efficiencies. These materials are used in various applications such as lamp phosphors, optically and thermoluminescence dosimeter etc Barium aluminate BaAl2O4 doped with Ce is well known long lasting phosphor. This paper reports synthesis of BaAl2O4: Ce phosphor prepared by a simple combustion synthesis. The samples were characterized for the phase purity, chemical bonds and luminescent properties.

  12. Fabrication and characterization of calcium aluminate glass fibers

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    Foy, Paul R.

    Calcium aluminate glasses (CAG) offer excellent chemical durability, high strength, broad spectral transparency, and a refractory nature. This makes them ideal candidates for fiber optic power delivery and sensor systems in the infrared spectrum. CAG also have the potential to form ultra-low loss optical materials. The fabrication of glass optical fibers from CAG was investigated in this study. High quality bulk glasses were obtained from the best industrial sources available. These glasses included silica and baria doped CAG compositions. A preform fabrication method was developed to obtain drawing samples. An optical fiber draw furnace was specially modified to achieve fiber drawing. A novel drawing method was also developed. Solid and hollow CAG waveguides, and CAG core/silica clad waveguides were obtained from drawing preforms. This represents the first successful fiber drawing of this glass system. Teflon coating for optical cladding and strength protection was also investigated. Infrared Spectroscopy was used to assess the attenuation in the drawn fibers. 7 dB/m at 2.7 mum with the baria doped CAG solid waveguide was recorded. This represents the lowest loss documented for fibers fabricated from CAG. Laser power propagation through solid and hollow waveguides was investigated. 24 Watts of CO2 laser power was delivered into a hollow baria doped CAG waveguide. 10.13 J/mm2 of 2.94 mum Erbium YAG laser power was delivered through solid baria doped CAG waveguide. Fiber strength testing was performed on the CAG fibers through four point bend testing. The best strength obtained was 1290 MPa for baria doped CAG. Glass stability was assessed using Differential Thermal Analysis. Fiber surface crystallization products were characterized using Energy Dispersive Analysis, Scanning Electron Microscopy, a specially modified Hot Stage X-Ray, and Guinier Camera X-Ray Analysis. The surface crystallization analysis revealed the formation of Ca3Al2O6 in the silica doped CAG

  13. Hydration water and microstructure in calcium silicate and aluminate hydrates

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    Understanding the state of the hydration water and the microstructure development in a cement paste is likely to be the key for the improvement of its ultimate strength and durability. In order to distinguish and characterize the reacted and unreacted water, the single-particle dynamics of water molecules in hydrated calcium silicates (C3S, C2S) and aluminates (C3A, C4AF) were studied by quasi-elastic neutron scattering, QENS. The time evolution of the immobile fraction represents the hydration kinetics and the mobile fraction follows a non-Debye relaxation. Less sophisticated, but more accessible and cheaper techniques, like differential scanning calorimetry, DSC, and near-infrared spectroscopy, NIR, were validated through QENS results and they allow one to easily and quantitatively follow the cement hydration kinetics and can be widely applied on a laboratory scale to understand the effect of additives (i.e., superplasticizers, cellulosic derivatives, etc) on the thermodynamics of the hydration process. DSC provides information on the free water index and on the activation energy involved in the hydration process while the NIR band at 7000 cm-1 monitors, at a molecular level, the increase of the surface-interacting water. We report as an example the effect of two classes of additives widely used in the cement industry: superplasticizers, SPs, and cellulose derivatives. SPs interact at the solid surface, leading to a consistent increment of the activation energy for the processes of nucleation and growth of the hydrated phases. In contrast, the cellulosic additives do not affect the nucleation and growth activation energy, but cause a significant increment in the water availability: in other words the hydration process is more efficient without any modification of the solid/liquid interaction, as also evidenced by the 1H-NMR. Additional information is obtained by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), ultra small angle neutron scattering (USANS) and wide angle x

  14. Phase transformation of alumina coating by plasma assisted tempering of aluminized P91 steels

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    Jamnapara, N.I., E-mail: nirav@ipr.res.in [FCIPT Division, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar 382016 (India); Department of Met. Eng. and Mat. Sci., IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076 (India); Mukherjee, S. [FCIPT Division, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar 382016 (India); Khanna, A.S. [Department of Met. Eng. and Mat. Sci., IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076 (India)

    2015-09-15

    Highlights: • A novel plasma assisted heat treatment process for aluminized P91 steels is reported. • Plasma plays a vital role in phase transformation of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} from θ to α phase. • Presence of O{sup ∗} species in plasma facilitates θ to α transformation. - Abstract: α-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} coating on aluminized surfaces are considered candidate coatings for blanket applications in fusion reactor. In order to generate α-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, aluminized P91 steel samples were subjected to normalizing and tempering treatments at 980 °C and 750 °C respectively. Oxygen plasma has been used during tempering treatment of aluminized P91 steel samples at 750 °C for 1 h. The resulting alumina coating on plasma tempered samples were compared with those of thermally tempered samples. The alumina films were characterized using XRD, XPS, and SEM–EDS techniques. Results indicate that the thermally tempered samples had θ-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} coating while the plasma tempered samples had α-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} coating after heat treatment. Such transformation of alumina phase was not visible without plasma. A hypothesis of θ to α-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} transformation in plasma is proposed. This paper emphasizes the role of plasma processing on generation of an improved insulation coating for TBM applications in fusion reactors.

  15. Data and properties of lithium aluminate γ LiAl02

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    In this report are gathered and analysed the literature data until july 1st, 1984, concerning the properties of lithium aluminate γ LiAl02 relevant for the investigation of this compound as a tritium breeding material for a fusion reactor blanket. 67 refs

  16. Data and properties of lithium aluminate γ LiAlO2

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    In this report are gathered and analysed the literature data until july 1st, 1984, concerning the properties of lithium aluminate γ LiAlO2 relevant for the investigation of this compound as a tritum breeding material for a fusion reactor blanket. A french version of this report exists

  17. Low-temperature methods of magnesium aluminate spinel synthesis and the influence of yttrium oxide on the sintering process

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    Low-temperature methods of magnesium aluminate spinel synthesis are studied: sol-gel process, co-crystallization of magnesium and aluminium nitrate solutions followed by their decomposition, and mechanochemical activation of hydrated nitrates of magnesium and aluminium. It is shown that yttrium oxide addition permits a substantial intensification of MgAl2O4 sintering and formation of a rather dense and hard ceramics on magnesium aluminate spinel base at 1300 deg C

  18. Combined effect of amino and carboxyl group in α-alanine on seeded precipitation of sodium aluminate solution

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    L(U) Bao-lin; CHEN Qi-yuan; YIN Zhou-lan; HU Hui-ping

    2009-01-01

    α-alanine was adopted as a new additive to elucidate the seeded precipitation mechanism of sodium aluminate solution. α-alanine has the inhibitory effect at the initial period of reaction, but the favorable effect in subsequent reaction. The combined effect of amino and carboxyl group in α-alanine was confirmed by investigating the effect of propionic acid, ethamine and the mixture of propionic acid and ethamine (mole ratio 1:1) on the precipitation of sodium aluminate solution, respectively. The inhibitory effect derives from the adsorption of amino or carboxyl group in α-alanine on the active surface sites of gibbsite, which was confirmed by the alleviating inhibitory effects of propionic acid, ethamine and α-alanine due to the double crystal seed mass. The semi-quantitative IR spectrum analysis of the relative concentrations of Al2O(OH)62- with the band at about 550 cm-1 and polynuclear aluminate ion with the bands at about 880 cm-1 and 635 cm-1, indicates that the dynamic balance among some aluminate species present in sodium aluminate solution is broken due to the addition of α-alanine, thus resulting in the change of the seeded precipitation ratio of sodium aluminate solution.

  19. Coating Prospects in Corrosion Prevention of Aluminized Steel and Its Coupling with Magnesium

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    Sun, Fuyan

    In this study, a plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) process was used to form oxide coating on aluminized steel, heated aluminized steel and magnesium. A potentiodynamic polarization corrosion test was employed to investigate the general corrosion properties. Galvanic corrosion of steel samples and magnesium samples was studied by zero resistance ammeter (ZRA) tests and boiling tests. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and EDS were used to investigate the coating microstructure and the coating/substrate interface. In general, the PEO coatings on all three substrate can help prevent general corrosion. 6-min coated magnesium with unipolar current mode performs best in most galvanic couplings for preventing both general corrosion and galvanic corrosion. Factors which could influence galvanic corrosion behaviors of tested samples were discussed based on area ratios of anode/cathode and cell potential driving force during the ZRA corrosion tests and boiling tests.

  20. Calcium aluminates for quick cesium trapping, application for nuclear power plants

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    It has recently been shown that cesium dissolved in water could be trapped in a solid structure by adding cementitious calcium aluminates and fume silica. Calcium aluminates are heat resistant and widely used as refractory products. Extensive studies on the rheological properties has been achieved. It is now possible to obtain flow properties to such an extent as to percolate a slurry through broken structures and give high mechanical strength in a short time. This along with the other properties of thermal shock resistance and cesium trapping makes a solution possible for nuclear building safety as a preventitive or a curative material. For example, at Chernobyl, this material could improve safety by remote casting techniques, construction of a structure which could serve as as ash tray under the coruim. Remotelly controlled equipment needed for this are in operation in more than 50 standardized PWR's. The equipment performs maintenance and inspection tasks with low radiation exposure

  1. Relation between silico-aluminous fly ash and its coal of origin

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    Jean-Charles Benezet; Pierre Adamiec; Ali Benhassaine

    2008-01-01

    Fly ashes are typical complex solids which incorporate at the same time intrinsic properties derived from the layers (various mineralogical and dimensional spectra) and major transformations generated during prior processing. To use fly ashes in various applications, it is necessary to characterise them completely. The first research to date carried out on silico-aluminous fly ashes in order to characterise them physically,morphologically, chemically and mineralogically, resulted in the recognition that they are relatively simple materials. In the present study, a silico-aluminous fly ash coming from the power station of Albi (France) was selected. Heat treatment at 450 and 1200 ~C together with coal simulated the treatment undergone by coal in the power station in order to mimic real coal residue. In conclusion, the diversity of the particles contained in fly ash could only be explained by the relation existing between the fly ash and its coal of origin.

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

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

    1988-09-01

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

  3. Kinetics of crystal growth on seeded precipitation of sodium aluminate solutions with new device

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    陈金清; 张平民; 甘国耀; 尹周澜; 陈启元

    2004-01-01

    A new device was designed, which can effectively avoid the undesired nucleation and agglomeration of fine particles on the experimental results during the seaded precipitation of sodium aluminate solution, and moreover, the experimental conditions are nearly kept constant during the experiment. With the new device, it is proven that a good result can be obtained on the kinetics study of the crystal growth in seeded precipitation of sodium aluminate solution. Experiments were carried out with the concentration of Na2 O (Nk)170 g/L, the mole ratio of Na2 O to Al2 O3 (αk) all between 1.52 to 2.01, at 65, 70, 75 ℃, respectively. And the kinetics equation of crystal growth of gibbsite was deduced.

  4. Identification of the hydrate gel phases present in phosphate-modified calcium aluminate binders

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    The conversion of hexagonal calcium aluminate hydrates to cubic phases in hydrated calcium aluminate cements (CAC) can involve undesirable porosity changes and loss of strength. Modification of CAC by phosphate addition avoids conversion, by altering the nature of the reaction products, yielding a stable amorphous gel instead of the usual crystalline hydrate products. Here, details of the environments of aluminium and phosphorus in this gel were elucidated using solid-state NMR and complementary techniques. Aluminium is identified in both octahedral and tetrahedral coordination states, and phosphorus is present in hydrous environments with varying, but mostly low, degrees of crosslinking. A 31P/27Al rotational echo adiabatic passage double resonance (REAPDOR) experiment showed the existence of aluminium–phosphorus interactions, confirming the formation of a hydrated calcium aluminophosphate gel as a key component of the binding phase. This resolves previous disagreements in the literature regarding the nature of the disordered products forming in this system

  5. Identification of the hydrate gel phases present in phosphate-modified calcium aluminate binders

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    Chavda, Mehul A.; Bernal, Susan A. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 3JD (United Kingdom); Apperley, David C. [Solid-State NMR Group, Department of Chemistry, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Kinoshita, Hajime [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 3JD (United Kingdom); Provis, John L., E-mail: j.provis@sheffield.ac.uk [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 3JD (United Kingdom)

    2015-04-15

    The conversion of hexagonal calcium aluminate hydrates to cubic phases in hydrated calcium aluminate cements (CAC) can involve undesirable porosity changes and loss of strength. Modification of CAC by phosphate addition avoids conversion, by altering the nature of the reaction products, yielding a stable amorphous gel instead of the usual crystalline hydrate products. Here, details of the environments of aluminium and phosphorus in this gel were elucidated using solid-state NMR and complementary techniques. Aluminium is identified in both octahedral and tetrahedral coordination states, and phosphorus is present in hydrous environments with varying, but mostly low, degrees of crosslinking. A {sup 31}P/{sup 27}Al rotational echo adiabatic passage double resonance (REAPDOR) experiment showed the existence of aluminium–phosphorus interactions, confirming the formation of a hydrated calcium aluminophosphate gel as a key component of the binding phase. This resolves previous disagreements in the literature regarding the nature of the disordered products forming in this system.

  6. Protection against corrosion of iron alloys by aluminized coatings produced using two different processes

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    Aluminized coatings were produced on iron by means of two different processes: electron beam deposition under UHV of Al on iron samples previously covered with 57Fe films, and hot-dipping of iron samples in molten aluminium. Aluminized samples were submitted to thermal treatments in order to promote interdiffusion at the Fe-Al interface and favour the formation of Fe-Al intermetallic compounds of composition suitable to protect the underlying iron from oxidation. Phase composition, structure and morphology of both as deposited and thermally treated coatings were characterized by means of X-ray diffraction, Moessbauer spectroscopy and metallographic techniques. Significant differences among the effects of the Fe-Al interdiffusion occurring for Al layers produced with the two processes are pointed out and discussed.

  7. Effect of Coating-thickness on the formability of hot dip aluminized steel

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    The influence of coating thickness on the formability and ductility of hot-dip-aluminized steel has been determined using a 3-point bend test and optical metallography. The ductility / formability was estimated from the 3-point bend test wherein the angle of bend at which the cracks start to appear on the surface of the aluminized sheet during bending, was taken as an index of the formability / ductility. It was observed that as the amount of silicon in the aluminising melt was gradually increased the measured ductility of the sheet sample also increased. Metallographic examination has shown that as the amount of silicon in the aluminising melt was increased the thickness of the intermediate compound layer, between the outer aluminum coat and the substrate steel, decreased. It was thus indicated from these experiments that the formability / ductility of the sheet was inversely related to the thickness of the interlayer. (author)

  8. Fatigue damage and environment interaction of polyester aluminized glass fiber composites

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    Ferreira, J. M.; Pires, J. T. B.; Costa, J. D.; Errajhi, O. A.; Richardson, M

    2007-01-01

    Aluminized glass fiber composites in a polyester matrix were used in this work in an attempt to study their fatigue resistance under both dry and water saturated ambient conditions (compared to conventional glass fiber composites). These composites, containing specially modified fibers, exhibit increased thermal and electrical conduction properties whilst still being potentially adequate for many structural applications. The fatigue tests were performed in tension at ambient temperature and a...

  9. Radio-luminescence of defects and impurity Ions in magnesium aluminates spinel

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    Gritsyna, V.T.; Kazarinov, Yu.G.; Moskvitin, A. O.

    2012-01-01

    The investigations of radio-luminescence (RL) in magnesium aluminates spinel crystals at variation of the time, intensity of X-irradiation and temperature of sample were provided. There were registered three prominent RL bands related to electron-hole recombination process at anti-site defects, emission of Mn2+-ions and emission of Cr3+-ions. The kinetics of the growth of indicated RL emissions show the competing processes of the capture of free charge carriers generated at irradiati...

  10. The variable resistance of magnesium aluminate spinel to point-defect aggregation during irradiation

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    The formation of point-defect clusters in irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel is sensitive to composition. No dislocation loops develop in stoichiometric materials bombarded with 1 MeV electrons, but pre-existing screw dislocations climb into helices. This is attributed to difficulties in loop nucleation rather than in the generation and diffusion of point defects or their differential absorption at dislocation sinks. The bias for interstitials is calculated to be 1.6% at 1073 K. (author)

  11. Variable resistance of magnesium aluminate spinel to point-defect aggregation during irradiation

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    Buckley, S.N.; Shaibani, S.J.

    1987-01-01

    The formation of point-defect clusters in irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel is sensitive to composition. No dislocation loops develop in stoichiometric materials bombarded with 1 MeV electrons, but pre-existing screw dislocations climb into helices. This is attributed to difficulties in loop nucleation rather than in the generation and diffusion of point defects or their differential absorption at dislocation sinks. The bias for interstitials is calculated to be 1.6% at 1073 K.

  12. Grain-boundary migration in nonstoichiometric solid solutions of magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Chiang, Y.M.; Kingery, W.D.

    1989-02-01

    The grain-boundary mobility in magnesium aluminate spinel of magnesia-rich and alumina-rich compositions has been measured from normal grain growth in dense, hot-pressed samples. Over the temperature range 1200/sup 0/ to 1800/sup 0/C, the mobility in magnesia-rich compositions is found to be greater than that in alumina-rich compositions by a factor of 10/sup 2/ to 10/sup 3/.

  13. Corrosion Resistance of Calcium Aluminate Cement Concrete Exposed to a Chloride Environment

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    Ki Yong Ann; Chang-Geun Cho

    2014-01-01

    The present study concerns a development of calcium aluminate cement (CAC) concrete to enhance the durability against an externally chemically aggressive environment, in particular, chloride-induced corrosion. To evaluate the inhibition effect and concrete properties, CAC was partially mixed with ordinary Portland cement (OPC), ranging from 5% to 15%, as a binder. As a result, it was found that an increase in the CAC in binder resulted in a dramatic decrease in the setting time of fresh concr...

  14. The effect of Y2O3 addition on thermal shock behavior of magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Pošarac Milica; Devečerski A.; Volkov-Husović T.; Matović B.; Minić D.M.

    2009-01-01

    The effect of yttria additive on the thermal shock behavior of magnesium aluminate spinel has been investigated. As a starting material we used spinel (MgAl2O4) obtained by the modified glycine nitrate procedure (MGNP). Sintered products were characterized in terms of phase analysis, densities, thermal shock, monitoring the damaged surface area in the refractory specimen during thermal shock and ultrasonic determination of the Dynamic Young modulus of elasticity. It was found that a new phase...

  15. Effect of X-Rays on the Mechanical Properties of Aluminized FEP Teflon(trademark)

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    Gaier, James R.; Brinkmeier, Michael R.; Gaier, Elizabeth M.

    1999-01-01

    Pieces of the multilayer insulation (MLI) that is integral to the thermal control of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have been returned by two servicing missions after 3.6 and 6.8 years in orbit. They reveal that the outer layer, which is made from 5 mil (0.13 mm) thick aluminized fluorinated ethylenepropylene (FEP) Teflon. has become severely embrittled. Although possible agents of this embrittlement include electromagnetic radiation across the entire solar spectrum, trapped particle radiation, atomic oxygen, and thermal cycling, intensive investigations have not yielded unambiguous causes. Previous studies utilizing monoenergetic photons in the 69-1900 eV range did not cause significant embrittlement, even at much higher doses than were experienced by the HST MLI. Neither did x-rays in the 3 to 10 keV range generated in a modified electron bean evaporator. An antidotal aluminized FEP sample that was exposed to an intensive dose from unfiltered Mo x-ray radiation from a rotating anode generator, however, did show the requisite embrittlement. Thus, a study was undertaken to determine the effects of x-ray exposure on the embrittlement of aluminized FEP in hopes that it might elucidate the HST MLI degradation mechanism. Tensile specimens of aluminized 5 mil thick FEP were exposed to a constant fluence of unfiltered x-ray radiation from a Mo target whose maximum energy ranged from 20-60 kV. Other samples were annealed, thermally cycled (100x) between 77-333 K, or cycled and irradiated. Tensile tests and density measurements were then performed on the samples. Only the samples which had been irradiated had the drastically reduced elongation-to-break, characteristic of the HST samples. Thermal cycling may accelerate the embrittlement, but the effect was near the scatter in the measurements. Annealing and thermal cycling had no apparent effect. Only the samples which had been irradiated and annealed showed significant density increases, likely implicating polymer chain

  16. In situ generation of hydrogen from water by aluminum corrosion in solutions of sodium aluminate

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    Soler Turu, Lluis; Candela Soto, Angélica Maria; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Muñoz Tapia, Maria; Casado Giménez, Juan

    2009-01-01

    A new process to obtain hydrogen from water using aluminum in sodium aluminate solutions is described and compared with results obtained in aqueous sodium hydroxide. This process consumes only water and aluminum, which are raw materials much cheaper than other compounds used for in situ hydrogen generation, such as hydrocarbons and chemical hydrides, respectively. As a consequence, our process could be an economically feasible alternative for hydrogen to supply fuel cells. Results showed an i...

  17. Phase transformation of alumina coating by plasma assisted tempering of aluminized P91 steels

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    Jamnapara, N. I.; Mukherjee, S.; Khanna, A. S.

    2015-09-01

    α-Al2O3 coating on aluminized surfaces are considered candidate coatings for blanket applications in fusion reactor. In order to generate α-Al2O3, aluminized P91 steel samples were subjected to normalizing and tempering treatments at 980 °C and 750 °C respectively. Oxygen plasma has been used during tempering treatment of aluminized P91 steel samples at 750 °C for 1 h. The resulting alumina coating on plasma tempered samples were compared with those of thermally tempered samples. The alumina films were characterized using XRD, XPS, and SEM-EDS techniques. Results indicate that the thermally tempered samples had θ-Al2O3 coating while the plasma tempered samples had α-Al2O3 coating after heat treatment. Such transformation of alumina phase was not visible without plasma. A hypothesis of θ to α-Al2O3 transformation in plasma is proposed. This paper emphasizes the role of plasma processing on generation of an improved insulation coating for TBM applications in fusion reactors.

  18. Mechanical properties of aluminized CoCrAlY coatings in advanced gas turbine blades

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    The microstructure/composition and mechanical properties (22-950 C) in aluminized CoCrAlY coatings of advanced gas turbine blades have been examined using scanning Auger microprobe and a small punch (SP) testing method. Aluminized coatings were made of layered structure divided into four regions; (I) Al enriched and Cr depleted region, (II) Al and Cr graded region, (III) fine grained microstructure with a mixture of Al and Cr enriched phases and (IV) Ni/Co interdifusion zone adjacent to the interface. Coating regions I and II with high microhardness showed easier formation of brittle cracks in a wide temperature range, compared to regions III and IV. The coating region III had lower room temperature ductility and conversely higher elevated temperature ductility than the region IV due to a precipitous ductility increase above 730 C. The integrity of aluminized coatings while in-service is discussed in light of the variation in the low cycle fatigue life as well as the ductility in the layered structure. (orig.)

  19. Behaviour of SS316, with and without aluminization, in stagnant Pb17Li

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    Schreinlechner, I.; Sattler, P.

    1992-09-01

    Austenitic SS316 sheet material, partly aluminized, was tested in static Pb17Li (83 at% Pb and 17 at% Li), at 500°C. After 1000 h of exposure polished cross sections of pieces of the sample with and without aluminization were analysed by electron microscopy and compared with the as-received sample. The unprotected surface revealed the expected depletion of alloying elements and the formation of a porous ferritic zone to a depth of ≈ 200 μm into which Pb has penetrated. The aluminized suface does not show any attack by Pb17Li nor penetration of Pb into the grain boundaries. An intermediate layer is found between the matrix and the aluminum surface layer, with distinct borders on either side, consisting of Al+Ni-rich areas, believed to be an AlNi alloy between Cr-rich areas. Quantitative analyses revealed identical concentrations of Al and Ni, for exposed as well as unexposed samples, indicating no counter diffusion to have taken place during the test.

  20. IMPACT OF ALUMINATE IONS ON THE PROPERTIES OF SALTSTONE GROUT MIXES

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    It is important to identify and control the operational and compositional variables that impact the important processing and performance properties of Saltstone grout mixes. The grout that is produced at the Saltstone Production Facility (SPF) is referred to as Saltstone and is a waste form that immobilizes low concentrations of radionuclides as well as certain toxic metals. The Saltstone will be disposed of in vaults at Savannah River Site (SRS). An effort referred to as the Saltstone Variability Study has been initiated to achieve this goal. The protocols developed in this variability study are also ideally suited as a tool to assess the impact of proposed changes to the processing flow sheet for Liquid Waste Operations at SRS. One such proposal that is currently under consideration is to introduce a leaching step in the treatment of the High Level Waste (HLW) sludge to remove aluminum prior to vitrification at the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). This leachate would significantly increase the soluble aluminate concentration in the salt feed that will be processed at the SPF. Consequently, an initial study of the impact of increased aluminate concentration on the Saltstone grout properties was performed. Prior work by Lukens (1) showed that aluminate in the salt solutions increases the amount of heat generation

  1. The Uses of Copper and Zinc Aluminates to Capture and Convert Carbon dioxide to Syn-gas at Higher Temperature

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    Full Text Available The uses of copper and zinc aluminates to capture and convert the CO2 to syn-gas were studied at higher temperatures. The samples of copper and zinc aluminates were prepared by solid-solid fusion method by calcining in air at 900 oC for 3 h. Those samples were characterized by acidity/alkalinity, surface area, XRD pattern, IR, SEM images and screening to capture CO2 at the different temperatures. The phases Cu2O, CuO, ZnO, CuAl2O4 and ZnAl2O4 were found to be in the samples of zinc and copper aluminates. Acidity and surface area of the samples of copper and zinc aluminates were found to be in the ranges from 0.063 to 9.37 mmol g-1 and 3.04 to 11.8 m2 g-1, respectively. The captured CO2 by the samples of copper and zinc aluminates was found to be 19.92 to 31.52 wt% for the temperature range 40 to 850 oC. The captured CO2 at 550 oC by variable Zn/Al and Cu/Al mol ratio from 0.5 to 6 of the samples of copper and zinc aluminates was found to be 12.81 to 18.04 wt%. The reduction of carbon dioxide by zinc and copper aluminates was observed. The conversion of CO2 by methane over variable mol ratio of Cu/Al and Zn/Al in copper and zinc aluminates, respectively, at 500 oC showed the production of syn-gas by using the gas hourly space velocities (GHSV 12000, 12000 and 6000 ml. h-1. g-1 of helium, CO2 and methane. The conversions of CO2 by methane over the samples of zinc and copper aluminates were studied at different mol ratios of CO2 to methane.  © 2014 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reservedReceived: 13rd May 2013; Revised: 8th November 2013; Accepted: 8th November 2013[How to Cite: Raskar, R.Y., Gaikwad, A.G. (2014. The Uses of Copper and Zinc Aluminates to Cap-ture and Convert Carbon Dioxide to Syn-gas at Higher Temperature. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 9 (1: 1-15. (doi:10.9767/bcrec.9.1.4899.1-15[Permalink/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9767/bcrec.9.1.4899.1-15

  2. Effecting factors of the emission spectral characteristics of rare-earth strontium aluminate for anti-counterfeiting application

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    The rare-earth strontium aluminate phosphor with stable physical and luminescent performances is a suitable rare-earth luminescent material for spectrum-fingerprint anti-counterfeiting fiber. In order to promote further the development of variety and the improvement of anti-counterfeiting effects of spectrum-fingerprint fiber, in this research, several kinds of rare-earth strontium aluminates and spectrum-fingerprint anti-counterfeiting fiber were prepared by solid-state reaction and special spinning technique, respectively. The effects upon manufacturing elements of strontium aluminate including calcining temperature, Al/Sr ratios, the addition of H3BO3, Eu2+ and Dy3+ and external environmental factors of applications such as fiber-forming polymer on emission spectral characteristics were investigated systematically in the anti-counterfeiting application. The results showed that with the increase in the calcining temperature, the amounts of H3BO3 doping and the concentration of Eu2+ and Dy3+, the emission intensity of rare-earth strontium aluminate increased and reached to the peak at a certain point at start, and then decreased gradually beyond this point. Al/Sr molar ratios influenced not only the intensity but also the wavelength of emission. Fiber-forming polymer had little effect on the emission wavelength and the shape in the luminescence, but greatly lowered the intensity of emission. - Highlights: → Rare-earth strontium aluminate was applied to make spectrum-fingerprint fiber. → Emission spectra of strontium aluminate were studied from anti-counterfeiting angle. → Calcining temperature, H3BO3, Eu2+ and Dy3+ affected only on the emission intensity. → Al/Sr ratios influenced not only the intensity but also the wavelength of emission. → Fiber-forming polymer affected only on the emission intensity of strontium aluminate.

  3. Effect of alloying additions in al on growth and morphology of intermetallic layer in hot-dip-aluminized steel

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    In hot-dip-aluminized steels, an iron-aluminum intermetallic layer develops at the interface between the melt and the steel substrate. The composition of the aluminizing-metal and carbon content of steel substrate affect growth and morphology of the intermetallic layer. In the present work, the effect of various additions Cu and Zn in Al on growth and morphology of the intermetallic layer was studied. The steel substrate containing 0.35% carbon was aluminized in these melts at temperature 750 degree C. The growth and morphology of the intermetallic layer and the phases formed in surface coating were analyzed by optical microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction techniques. In hot-dip aluminizing with pure aluminum, the intermetallic layer was thick and exhibited a finger-like growth into steel substrate. While aluminizing in Al-Cu alloys, the thickness of the intermetallic layer decreased whereas in Al-Zn alloys it increased. The additions of Cu in Al tended to transform interface of the intermetallic layer smoother while Zn additions did not affect the interface morphology. (author)

  4. Re-examining the prospects of aluminous cements based on alkali-earth and rare-earth oxides

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    In the family of aluminous cements the potential of strontium aluminate, the strontium-barium aluminate and the barium aluminate cements have been sporadically and incoherently studied over several decades in various parts of the world and more particularly in the East European countries without much wide-spread commercial success. Attempts had also been made to extend the exploratory studies to the (Ca, Sr, Ba)O-Al2O3-ZrO2-HfO2 system to synthesize super-refractory binders. In fact, the above compositions, prima facie, seem to have the potential of arriving at cementitious formulations that, apart from being super-refractory, may as well be highly resistant to seawater, X-rays and gamma radiation. Looking at these potentials, quite a few experimental studies have been carried out under the guidance and supervision of the present author. The present paper is an endeavour to collate the data on some of these systems both from the published literature as well as from the author's findings. The prime motive has been to review and re-assess the prospects of manufacturing a range of new aluminous binders with superior properties.

  5. The morphology of coating/substrate interface in hot-dip-aluminized steels

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    In hot-dip-aluminized (HAD) steels, the morphology and the profile of the interface between the aluminum coating and the substrate steel, are affected both by the composition of the molten aluminum as well as by the composition, and even the microstructure, of the substrate steel. This effect has been investigated using optical and scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The reaction between the steel and the molten aluminum leads to the formation of Fe-Al inter-metallic compounds on the steel surface. The thickness of the inter-metallic compound layer as well as the morphology of the interface between the steel and the interlayer varies with the silicon content of the molten aluminum. In hot-dip-aluminizing with pure aluminum, the interlayer is 'thick' and exhibits a finger-like growth into the steel. With a gradually increasing addition of silicon into the aluminum melt, the thickness of the interlayer decreases while the interface between the interlayer and the substrate gradually becomes 'smoother'. With an increase in the carbon content of the substrate steel the growth of the interlayer into the steel is impeded by the pearlite phase, whereas the ferrite phase appears to dissolve more readily. X-ray diffraction and electron microscopic studies showed that the interlayer formed in samples aluminized in pure aluminum, essentially consisted of orthorhombic Fe2Al5. It was further observed that the finger-like grains of Fe2Al5 phase exhibited a preferred lattice orientation. With a gradual addition of silicon into the aluminum melt, a cubic phase based on Fe3Al also started to form in the interlayer and replaced most of the Fe2Al5

  6. Methods of use of calcium hexa aluminate refractory linings and/or chemical barriers in high alkali or alkaline environments

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    McGowan, Kenneth A; Cullen, Robert M; Keiser, James R; Hemrick, James G; Meisner, Roberta A

    2013-10-22

    A method for improving the insulating character/and or penetration resistance of a liner in contact with at least one of an alkali and/or alkaline environments is provided. The method comprises lining a surface that is subject to wear by an alkali environment and/or an alkaline environment with a refractory composition comprising a refractory aggregate consisting essentially of a calcium hexa aluminate clinker having the formula CA.sub.6, wherein C is equal to calcium oxide, wherein A is equal to aluminum oxide, and wherein the hexa aluminate clinker has from zero to less than about fifty weight percent C.sub.12A.sub.7, and wherein greater than 98 weight percent of the calcium hexa aluminate clinker having a particle size ranging from -20 microns to +3 millimeters, for forming a liner of the surface. This method improves the insulating character/and or penetration resistance of the liner.

  7. The inverse problem in zero linear ablation of aluminizing carbon composites under high heat flux

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    Huang Haiming

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The concept of zero linear ablation is introduced to describe the mass ablation without shape change, and it is employed to design thermal protection materials under an extreme thermal environment. Aluminizing carbon composites are used as a sample to study numerically the heat response. As indicated in the numerical results, the shape of the composites did not change under a high heat flux because the phase transition (melt or evaporation of aluminum can absorb a lot of energy before the ablation of carbon, and the zero linear ablation depends on not only the volume fraction of aluminum, but also the heating period and the heat flux.

  8. Evaluation of Bayer process gibbsite reactivity in magnesium aluminate spinel formation

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    Stoichiometric magnesium aluminate spinel was synthesized by solid-state reaction of calcined magnesia with tabular alumina, calcined alumina and industrial gibbsite at 1100, 1300 and 1500 deg. C for 2 h. The pellets made from both types of alumina and magnesia expanded after the heat treatment, whereas pellets made from industrial gibbsite and magnesia contracted. It was found that shrinkage could be produced by phase transformations in gibbsite and magnesia densification process in unreacted magnesia during the sintering. The X-ray diffraction patterns indicated a minor reactivity for industrial gibbsite in comparison with the calcined alumina and tabular alumina at all firing temperatures

  9. Nucleation during gibbsites precipitation with seeds from sodium aluminate solution processed under ultrasound

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    陈国辉; 陈启元; 尹周澜; 张斌

    2004-01-01

    The secondary nucleation during gibbsite precipitation with seeds from sodium aluminate solution processed by ultrasound was examined by particle size distribution(PSD) analyses. Experiments indicate that at low temperature(<65 ℃ ) and with low frequency ultrasound, the precipitation efficiency and also the secondary nucleation can be improved. Solution processed by low frequency ultrasound has more nuclei than common liquor does at low temperature. At 55 ℃, precipitation efficiency can he improved by 5.31 %, and the effect promoted by low frequency ultrasound decreases with the increase of temperature.

  10. Characterization of irregular seeds on gibbsites precipitated from caustic aluminate solutions

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    CHEN Guo-hui; CHEN Qi-yuan; YIN Zhou-lan; YIN Zhi-min

    2006-01-01

    The irregular surface of seeds on which gibbsites are precipitated from caustic aluminate solutions, was investigated according to the fractal theory. Two kinds of fractal dimensions were used to characterize these irregularity. Box-dimension and spectral dimension are based on the SEM images of seeds and diffusive dynamic equation ofthe precipitation respectively. Both these two dimensions are affected by the reaction temperature, evolved with different reaction conditions and can reflect the influence of irregularity of seeds on the precipitation rate. Box dimension is fit for the characterization of the irregular morphology of seeds, while spectral dimension can explain the fractal dynamic behavior.

  11. Water-sensitive positron trapping modes in nanoporous magnesium aluminate ceramics

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    The water-sensitive positron trapping modes in nanoporous MgAl2O4 ceramics with a spinel structure are studied. It is shown that water-sorption processes in magnesium aluminate ceramics leads to corresponding increase in positron trapping rates of extended defects located near intergranual boundaries. This catalytic affect has reversible nature, being strongly dependent on sorption water fluxes in ceramics. The fixation of all water-dependent positron trapping inputs allow to refine the most significant changes in positron trapping rate of extended defects

  12. Water-sensitive positron trapping modes in nanoporous magnesium aluminate ceramics

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    Filipecki, J [Institute of Physics of Jan Dlugosz University, 13/15, al. Armii Krajowej, Czestochowa, PL 42201 (Poland); Ingram, A [Opole University of Technology, 75, Ozimska str., Opole, PL 45370 (Poland); Klym, H [Institute of Materials of SRC ' Carat' , 202, Stryjska str., Lviv, UA 79031 (Ukraine); Shpotyuk, O [Institute of Materials of SRC ' Carat' , 202, Stryjska str., Lviv, UA 79031 (Ukraine); Vakiv, M [Institute of Materials of SRC ' Carat' , 202, Stryjska str., Lviv, UA 79031 (Ukraine)

    2007-08-15

    The water-sensitive positron trapping modes in nanoporous MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} ceramics with a spinel structure are studied. It is shown that water-sorption processes in magnesium aluminate ceramics leads to corresponding increase in positron trapping rates of extended defects located near intergranual boundaries. This catalytic affect has reversible nature, being strongly dependent on sorption water fluxes in ceramics. The fixation of all water-dependent positron trapping inputs allow to refine the most significant changes in positron trapping rate of extended defects.

  13. High-Tc thin films on low microwave loss alkaline-rare-earth-aluminate crystals

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    This paper reports on the alkaline-rare-earth aluminates (K2NiF4-type perovskites) which are an excellent choice as the substrate material for the growth of high-Tc thin films suitable for microwave and far-infrared applications. The CaNdAlO4, and SrLaAlO4 single crystals have been grown by Czochralski pulling and fabricated into the form of (001) oriented wafers. The Y-Ba-Cu-O and Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O films deposited on these substrates by a single-target magnetron sputtering exhibited very good superconducting and structural properties

  14. Acyl silicates and acyl aluminates as activated intermediates in peptide formation on clays

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    White, D. H.; Kennedy, R. M.; Macklin, J.

    1984-01-01

    Glycine reacts with heating on dried clays and other minerals to give peptides in much better yield than in the absence of mineral. This reaction was proposed to occur by way of an activated intermediate such as an acyl silicate or acyl aluminate analogous to acyl phosphates involved in several biochemical reactions including peptide bond synthesis. The proposed mechanism has been confirmed by trapping the intermediate, as well as by direct spectroscopic observation of a related intermediate. The reaction of amino acids on periodically dried mineral surfaces represents a widespead, geologically realistic setting for prebiotic peptide formation via in situ activation.

  15. Reactions of fly ash with calcium aluminate cement and calcium sulphate

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    Fernández Carrasco, Lucía; Vázquez Ramonich, Enric

    2009-01-01

    The hydration processes in the ternary system fly ash/calcium aluminate cement/calcium sulphate (FA/CAC/C$) at 20 °C were investigated; six compositions from the ternary system FA/CAC/C$ were selected for this study. The nature of the reaction products in these pastes were analysed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). At four days reaction time, the main hydration reaction product in these pastes was ettringite and the samples with major initial CAC presented minor ett...

  16. The effect of Y2O3 addition on thermal shock behavior of magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Pošarac Milica

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The effect of yttria additive on the thermal shock behavior of magnesium aluminate spinel has been investigated. As a starting material we used spinel (MgAl2O4 obtained by the modified glycine nitrate procedure (MGNP. Sintered products were characterized in terms of phase analysis, densities, thermal shock, monitoring the damaged surface area in the refractory specimen during thermal shock and ultrasonic determination of the Dynamic Young modulus of elasticity. It was found that a new phase between yttria and alumina is formed, which improved thermal shock properties of the spinel refractories. Also densification of samples is enhanced by yttria addition.

  17. Evaluation of Bayer process gibbsite reactivity in magnesium aluminate spinel formation

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    Mora, A. [Department of Materials Science, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas 1080-A (Venezuela)], E-mail: abrahanmora@hotmail.com; Gutierrez-Campos, D. [Department of Materials Science, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas 1080-A (Venezuela)], E-mail: dgutierr@usb.ve; Lavelle, C. [Department of Materials Science, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas 1080-A (Venezuela)], E-mail: clavelle@wanadoo.fr; Rodriguez, R.M. [Department of Chemistry, Universidad Metropolitana, Edif. Corimon, Terrazas del Avila, Distribuidor Autopista, Dto. Sucre, Caracas 1070 (Venezuela)], E-mail: rrodriguez@unimet.edu.ve

    2007-04-25

    Stoichiometric magnesium aluminate spinel was synthesized by solid-state reaction of calcined magnesia with tabular alumina, calcined alumina and industrial gibbsite at 1100, 1300 and 1500 deg. C for 2 h. The pellets made from both types of alumina and magnesia expanded after the heat treatment, whereas pellets made from industrial gibbsite and magnesia contracted. It was found that shrinkage could be produced by phase transformations in gibbsite and magnesia densification process in unreacted magnesia during the sintering. The X-ray diffraction patterns indicated a minor reactivity for industrial gibbsite in comparison with the calcined alumina and tabular alumina at all firing temperatures.

  18. Effect of X-Rays on the Mechanical Properties of Aluminized FEP Teflon(R)

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    Gaier, James R.; Brinkmeier, Michael R.; Gaier, Elizabeth M.

    1998-01-01

    Pieces of the multilayer insulation (MLI) that is integral to the thermal control of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have been returned by two servicing missions after 3.6 and 6.8 years in orbit. They reveal that the outer layer, which is made from 5 mil (0.13 mm)thick aluminized fluorinated ethylene propylene(FEP) Teflon(R), has become severely embrittled. Although possible agents of this embrittlement include electromagnetic radiation across the entire solar spectrum, trapped particle radiation, atomic oxygen, and thermal cycling, intensive investigations have not yielded unambiguous causes. Previous studies utilizing monoenergetic photons in the 69-1900 eV range did not cause significant embrittlement, even at much higher doses than were experienced by the HST MLI. Neither did x-rays in the 3 to 10 keV range generated in a modified electron beam evaporator. An antidotal aluminized FEP sample that was exposed to an intensive dose from unfiltered Mo x-ray radiation from a rotating anode generator, however, did show the requisite embrittlement. Thus, a study was undertaken to determine the effects of x-ray exposure on the embrittlement of aluminized FEP in hopes that it might elucidate the HST MLI degradation mechanism. Tensile specimens of aluminized 5 mil thick FEP were exposed to a constant fluence of unfiltered x-ray radiation from a Mo target whose maximum energy ranged from 20-60 kV. Other samples were annealed, thermally cycled (100x) between 77-333 K, or cycled and irradiated. Tensile tests and density measurements were then performed on the samples. Only the samples which had been irradiated had the drastically reduced elongation-to-break, characteristic of the HST samples. Thermal cycling may accelerate the embrittlement, but the effect was near the scatter in the measurements. Annealing and thermal cycling had no apparent effect. Only the samples which had been irradiated and annealed showed significant density increases, likely implicating polymer

  19. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Composites Made with Aluminous Cement and Basalt Fibers Developed for High Temperature Application

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    Pavel Reiterman; Ondřej Holčapek; Marcel Jogl; Petr Konvalinka

    2015-01-01

    Present paper deals with the experimental study of the composition of refractory fiber-reinforced aluminous cement based composites and its response to gradual thermal loading. Basalt fibers were applied in doses of 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, and 4.0% in volume. Simultaneously, binder system based on the aluminous cement was modified by fine ground ceramic powder originated from the accurate ceramic blocks production. Ceramic powder was dosed as partial replacement of used cement of 5, 10, 15, 20, ...

  20. The Uses of Copper and Zinc Aluminates to Capture and Convert Carbon dioxide to Syn-gas at Higher Temperature

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    R. Y. Raskar; A. G. Gaikwad

    2014-01-01

    The uses of copper and zinc aluminates to capture and convert the CO2 to syn-gas were studied at higher temperatures. The samples of copper and zinc aluminates were prepared by solid-solid fusion method by calcining in air at 900 oC for 3 h. Those samples were characterized by acidity/alkalinity, surface area, XRD pattern, IR, SEM images and screening to capture CO2 at the different temperatures. The phases Cu2O, CuO, ZnO, CuAl2O4 and ZnAl2O4 were found to be in the samples of zinc and copper...

  1. Session 4: Post-synthesis aluminating of SBA-15 in aqueous solution and its performance as support in hydrocracking reaction

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    Shuangqin, Zeng; Blanchard, J.; Breysse, M. [Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, Beijing (China); Yahua, Shi; Xintian, Su; Hong, Nie; Dadong, Li; Shuangqin, Zeng [Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Lab. de Reactivite de Surface UMR CNRS 7609, 75 - Paris (France)

    2004-07-01

    Al-SBA-15 was efficiently synthesised by post-synthesis aluminating of SBA-15 in aqueous aluminium chlorhydrate solution. The amount of aluminium incorporated into SBA-15 and the acidity of the resulting support depend on Al concentration in the solution. Aluminating did not damage the structural integrity of the SBA-15 and most of the inserted aluminum are tetrahedrally coordinated. Al-SBA-15 is a better support for hydrocracking catalyst aiming at middle distillates than amorphous silica-alumina due to its higher surface area and acidity. (authors)

  2. Ground Laboratory Soft X-Ray Durability Evaluation of Aluminized Teflon FEP Thermal Control Insulation. Revised

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    Banks, Bruce A.; deGroh, Kim K.; Stueber, Thomas J.; Sechkar, Edward A.; Hall, Rachelle L.

    1998-01-01

    Metallized Teflon fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) thermal control insulation is mechanically degraded if exposed to a sufficient fluence of soft x-ray radiation. Soft x-ray photons (4-8 A in wavelength or 1.55 - 3.2 keV) emitted during solar flares have been proposed as a cause of mechanical properties degradation of aluminized Teflon FEP thermal control insulation on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Such degradation can be characterized by a reduction in elongation-to-failure of the Teflon FEP. Ground laboratory soft x-ray exposure tests of aluminized Teflon FEP were conducted to assess the degree of elongation degradation which would occur as a result of exposure to soft x-rays in the range of 3-10 keV. Tests results indicate that soft x-ray exposure in the 3-10 keV range, at mission fluence levels, does not alone cause the observed reduction in elongation of flight retrieved samples. The soft x-ray exposure facility design, mechanical properties degradation results and implications will be presented.

  3. Ground Laboratory Soft X-Ray Durability Evaluation of Aluminized Teflon FEP Thermal Control Insulation

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    Banks, Bruce A.; deGroh, Kim K.; Stueber, Thomas J.; Sechkar, Edward A.

    1998-01-01

    Metallized Teflon fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) thermal control insulation is mechanically degraded if exposed to a sufficient fluence of soft x-ray radiation. Soft x-ray photons (4-8 A in wavelength or 1.55 - 3.2 keV) emitted during solar flares have been proposed as a cause of mechanical properties degradation of aluminized Teflon FEP thermal control insulation on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Such degradation can be characterized by a reduction in elongation-to-failure of the Teflon FER Ground laboratory soft x-ray exposure tests of aluminized Teflon FEP were conducted to assess the degree of elongation degradation which would occur as a result of exposure to soft x-rays in the range of 3-10 keV. Tests results indicate that soft x-ray exposure in the 3-10 keV range, at mission fluence levels, does not alone cause the observed reduction in elongation of flight retrieved samples. The soft x-ray exposure facility design, mechanical properties degradation results and implications will be presented.

  4. Synthesis and Characterization of Porous Magnesium Aluminate Spinel by Hydrothermal Process

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    WANG Xiuhui; DUAN Jinxia; LU Shengbo; YIN Jianlong; SU Zhenguo; GAO Hong; YANG Jinlong

    2015-01-01

    Magnesium aluminate spinel has a great prospect in catalyst supports due to the porousstructure, good cata-lytic activity, high thermal stability and the presence of two active centers as acid and alkaline. The magnesium alumi-nate spinel powders were synthesized by a hydrothermal process. The samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and N2adsorption-desorption isotherms, respectively. The particle surface with the laminated structure increases with the increase of hydrothermal temperature and hydro-thermal time. The spinel has a worm-like porous structure, and the pores become smaller and well-distributed under hexadecyl trimethyl ammonium bromide condition. The phase of the spinel appears at 450°C and the perfect crystalline structure emerges at 600°C. The percentage of MgAl2O4spinel increases with the increase of heat treatment temperature. The spinel has a great specific surface area (i.e., 245.68–58.65 m2/g) when the calcinating temperature increases from 500 to 1200°C. Moreover, the specific surface area is 195.11 m2/g 1 at.% hexadecyl trimethyl ammonium bromide.

  5. Synthesis and characterization of nickel/barium hexa-aluminate composite coatings

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    Dinesh Kumar; Sampada Gurav; Vikram Jayaram; Sanjay Kumar Biswas

    2012-11-01

    Electrodeposition of nickel/barium hexa-aluminate (Ni/BHA) composite coatings has been carried out from a Watt’s bath on mild steel substrate. BHA powders with plate habit were synthesized by solution combustion synthesis followed by heat treatment to ensure complete conversion to the hexa-aluminate phase. Heat treated material was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) combined with X-ray analysis. The dispersion behaviour and stability of BHA suspensions with cationic and anionic surfactants at room temperature were studied by dynamic light scattering under different pH. The influence of BHA concentration in the electrolytic bath, deposition temperature, pH, current density and duty cycle on particle incorporation in the coatings were studied and conditions for maximum particle incorporation were established. Coatings with a roughness of about 0.4 m were produced by using this technique. Effect of BHA content on microhardness was also investigated. A reasonably good thickness of the coatings was achieved in a given set of conditions.

  6. Hydrogen permeation through MANET II steel with hot dipping aluminized coating

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    The hydrogen permeation experiment of MANET II with hot dipping aluminized coating was performed in temperature range of 300 to 450 degree C, in gas phase and in liquid Pb-17Li phase. The hydrogen permeation reduction factor (PRF) evaluated in gas phase is 620-263 and in liquid Pb-17Li phase is 45-30. But, The PRFs obtained are still not satisfied for the goal of tritium permeation barrier. The self-healing of coating is obvious and effective above 400 degree C. The pressure dependence of permeation flux indicates strong surface contribution. The way of filling hydrogen by continuous flow and/or bubble can increase permeation flux. The result of SEM-EDS shows that the microcrack is on the surface of the wetted part, but not on the not wetted part. The crack is superficial and affects only thin outside layer, not penetrate aluminized layer. The surface elemental analysis shows that Al/O atomic ratio change from about 2/3 of not wetted part to about 1/1 of wetted part. The damage of coating surface seems to be related to the interaction of outside layer with liquid Pb-17Li and thermal stress during heating sample

  7. Synchrontron VUV and Soft X-Ray Radiation Effects on Aluminized Teflon FEP

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    Dever, Joyce A.; Townsend, Jacqueline A.; Gaier, James R.; Jalics, Alice I.

    1998-01-01

    Surfaces of the aluminized Teflon FEP multi-layer thermal insulation on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) were found to be cracked and curled in some areas at the time of the second servicing, mission in February 1997, 6.8 years after HST was deployed in low Earth orbit (LEO). As part of a test program to assess environmental conditions which would produce embrittlement sufficient to cause cracking of Teflon on HST, samples of Teflon FEP with a backside layer of vapor deposited aluminum were exposed to vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) and soft x-ray radiation of various energies using facilities at the National Synchrotron Light Source. Brookhaven National Laboratory. Samples were exposed to synchrotron radiation of narrow energy bands centered on energies between 69 eV and 1900 eV. Samples were analyzed for ultimate tensile strength and elongation. Results will be compared to those of aluminized Teflon FEP retrieved from HST after 3.6 years and 6.8 years on orbit and will he referenced to estimated HST mission doses of VUV and soft x-ray radiation.

  8. Influences of ruthenium and crystallographic orientation on creep behavior of aluminized nickel-base single crystal superalloys

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    Latief, F.H., E-mail: fahamsyah78@gmail.com [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-osawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0397 (Japan); Kakehi, K. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-osawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0397 (Japan); An-Chou Yeh, H. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National TsingHua University, 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan (China); Murakami, H. [Hybrid Materials Center, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan)

    2014-01-13

    The influences of ruthenium and surface orientation on creep behavior of aluminized Ni-base single crystal superalloys were investigated by comparing two different types of NKH superalloys. The aluminized coated specimens were then subjected to creep rupture tests at a temperature of 900 °C and a stress of 392 MPa. The coating treatment resulted in a significant decrease in creep rupture lives for both superalloys. The diffusion zones between the coating and substrate led to changes in microstructure, which diminished the creep behavior of the aluminized superalloys. Because of the interdiffusion of Ru, Al and Ni, the solubility of some of the refractory elements, such as W, Re. Mo, Co and Cr decreased in the diffusion zone; the precipitation of topologically close-packed (TCP) phases was thus inevitable. In the present study, the addition of Ru increased the degree of Re and Cr supersaturation in the γ matrix. Consequently, the addition of Ru indirectly promoted the precipitation of TCP phases in aluminized Ni-base single crystal superalloys. Furthermore, the growth of TCP precipitates was greatly influenced by the specific surface orientations of the Ni-base single crystal superalloys. In conclusion, the {110} specimens showed shorter creep rupture life than the {100} specimens, this was due to the difference in the crystallographic geometry of {111}〈101〉 slip system and TCP precipitates between the two side-surface orientations of the specimens.

  9. Thermochemical properties of gibbsite, bayerite, boehmite, diaspore, and the aluminate ion between 0 and 350/degree/C

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    Apps, J.A.; Neil, J.M.; Jun, C.H.

    1989-01-01

    A requirement for modelling the chemical behavior of groundwater in a nuclear waste repository is accurate thermodynamic data pertaining to the participating minerals and aqueous species. In particular, it is important that the thermodynamic properties of the aluminate ion be accurately determined, because most rock forming minerals in the earth's crust are aluminosilicates, and most groundwaters are neutral to slightly alkaline, where the aluminate ion is the predominant aluminum species in solution. Without a precise knowledge of the thermodynamic properties of the aluminate ion aluminosilicate mineral solubilities cannot be determined. The thermochemical properties of the aluminate ion have been determined from the solubilities of the aluminum hydroxides and oxyhydroxides in alkaline solutions between 20 and 350/degree/C. An internally consistent set of thermodynamic properties have been determined for gibbsite, boehmite, diaspore and corundum. The thermodynamic properties of bayerite have been provisionally estimated and a preliminary value for ..delta..G/sub f, 298//sup 0/ of nordstrandite has been determined. 205 refs., 17 figs., 25 tabs.

  10. Thermochemical properties of gibbsite, bayerite, boehmite, diaspore, and the aluminate ion between 0 and 350/degree/C

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    A requirement for modelling the chemical behavior of groundwater in a nuclear waste repository is accurate thermodynamic data pertaining to the participating minerals and aqueous species. In particular, it is important that the thermodynamic properties of the aluminate ion be accurately determined, because most rock forming minerals in the earth's crust are aluminosilicates, and most groundwaters are neutral to slightly alkaline, where the aluminate ion is the predominant aluminum species in solution. Without a precise knowledge of the thermodynamic properties of the aluminate ion aluminosilicate mineral solubilities cannot be determined. The thermochemical properties of the aluminate ion have been determined from the solubilities of the aluminum hydroxides and oxyhydroxides in alkaline solutions between 20 and 350/degree/C. An internally consistent set of thermodynamic properties have been determined for gibbsite, boehmite, diaspore and corundum. The thermodynamic properties of bayerite have been provisionally estimated and a preliminary value for ΔG/sub f, 298/0 of nordstrandite has been determined. 205 refs., 17 figs., 25 tabs

  11. Investigation of barium-calcium aluminate process to manufacture and characterize impregnated thermionic cathode for power microwave devices

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    In the present work it is described the barium calcium aluminate manufacture processes employed to produce impregnated cathodes to be used in a traveling-wave tube (TWT). The cathodes were developed using a tungsten body impregnated with barium and calcium aluminate with a 5:3:2 proportion (molar). Three different processes were investigated to obtain this material: solid-state reaction, precipitation and crystallization. Thermal analysis, thermogravimetry specifically, supported to determine an adequate preparation procedure (taking into account temperature, time and pyrolysis atmosphere). It was verified that the crystallization showed a better result when compared to those investigated (solid-state reaction and precipitation techniques - formation temperature is about 1000 deg C in hydrogen atmosphere), whereas it presented the lower formation temperature (800 deg C) in oxidizing atmosphere (O2). It was used the practical work function distribution theory (PWFD) of Miram to characterize thermionic impregnated cathode. The PWFD curves were used to characterize the barium-calcium aluminate cathode. PWFD curves shown that the aluminate cathode work function is about 2,00 eV. (author)

  12. Comparison of plasma electrolytic oxidation of zirconium alloy in silicate- and aluminate-based electrolytes and wear properties of the resulting coatings

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    Highlights: ► PEO processes in silicate and aluminate electrolytes are compared for Zircaloy-2. ► Significant different behaviors are observed for the PEO in the two electrolytes. ► Superior wear resistance was observed for the coating from aluminate electrolyte. ► The coatings from aluminate electrolyte possess much higher t-ZrO2 content. ► The results show that Al2O3 is a more efficient tetragonal ZrO2 stabilizer. - Abstract: Plasma electrolytic oxidation of Zircaloy-2 at constant rms current is examined in silicate and aluminate electrolytes, revealing significantly different behaviors in the growth kinetics and properties of the coatings. Coatings thicken continuously in the silicate electrolyte, while in the aluminate electrolyte, the thickness reaches a relatively constant value. The latter coincides with changing appearances of discharges and detachment of an outer coating layer. Dissolution of zirconium is faster in the silicate electrolyte in the early stage of PEO, but is faster in the aluminate electrolyte following coating breakdown. The pre-spallation coating formed in the aluminate electrolyte shows superior wear resistance, which can be ascribed to its relative compactness, associated with the presence of tetragonal zirconia stabilized by aluminium species.

  13. SEM observation of gibbsite precipitation with seeds from sodium aluminate solutions promoted by ultrasound

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    陈国辉; 陈启元; 尹周澜; 张平民

    2003-01-01

    The microstructure of gibbsite precipitated with seeds from sodium aluminate solution was studied using SEM. The results show that there are a lot of fine secondary nuclei with diameter less than 1 μm and the surfaces of seeds precipitated by low frequency ultrasound are very irregular. The new nuclei are pseudo-hexagonal slices with nanometer grade in thickness. At higher precipitation temperature, such as 75 ℃, SEM micrographs show that there exist something like colloid on joints of different small granules which have agglomerated to a large particle. It is suggested that the formation of such hexagonal crystalline units is promoted by low frequency ultrasound, while the colloids on the surface may be produced by imcompletely crystallization of the growth units.

  14. Spectrographic Determination of Impurities in Ceramic Materials for Nuclear fusion Reactors. II. Analysis of Magnesium Aluminate

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    The determination of minor and trace elements in the magnesium aluminate, considered as possible material in thermonuclear fusion reactors, has been studied. The concentration ranges are 0.1 - 0.3 % for Ca, SI and Y, and at the ppm level for Co, Cr, Fe, Hf, K, Li, Mn, Na, Ni, Se, Ta, Ti, V and Zr. Atomic emission spectroscopy with direct current are excitation and photographic detection has been employed. For Hf, Ta and Zr the use of 40% of copper fluoride as a carrier and of Nb as internal standard provide suitable sensitivities and precessions, while for the rest of elements the best results are obtained with graphite powder in different proportions and Rb or Sn as internal standard. (Author)4 refs

  15. The Effect of (Ag, Ni, Zn-Addition on the Thermoelectric Properties of Copper Aluminate

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Polycrystalline bulk copper aluminate Cu1-x-yAgxByAlO2 with B = Ni or Zn were prepared by spark plasma sintering and subsequent thermal treatment. The influence of partial substitution of Ag, Ni and Zn for Cu-sites in CuAlO2 on the high temperature thermoelectric properties has been studied. The addition of Ag and Zn was found to enhance the formation of CuAlO2 phase and to increase the electrical conductivity. The addition of Ag or Ag and Ni on the other hand decreases the electrical conductivity. The highest power factor of 1.26 × 10-4 W/mK2 was obtained for the addition of Ag and Zn at 1,060 K, indicating a significant improvement compared with the non-doped CuAlO2 sample.

  16. Procedure for the preparation of lithium aluminate powder in gamma phase

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    Lorenzini, L.; Borello, A.; Casadio, S.; Spadoni, M.; Benicchi, P.; Alvani, C.

    1987-04-01

    This ENEA (Italian Commission for Alternative Energy Sources) patent referes to a process for the production of lithium aluminate powder. The process consists of the following phases: the preparation of a mixture of aluminium 'sol' with a solution of aluminium nitrate; the homogenization of the said mixture to obtain a 'sol' of aluminium and lithium; the atomization of the 'sol' of aluminium and lithium in a drying gaseous flow to obtain a very fine grain powder; the separation, by the use of a cyclone separator, of the said powder from the gaseous flow; the heat treatment of the powder (e.g. at 600 degrees C for 22h) to obtain ternary oxides; Li Al O/sub 2/ stoichiometry in the gamma phase. The ternary oxides may be used as tritium generators in fusion reactors or in the fabrication of ceramic supports for molten carbonate fuel cell electrolytes.

  17. Optically stimulated luminescence of magnesium aluminate (MgAl2O4) spinel

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    Magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4) is a crystal studied in detail mainly because of its radiation resistance and good optical and insulating features. A new characteristic of this material is presented here, which may be applied to radiation dosimetry. Spinel crystals present a high optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signal linearly related to the absorbed dose of ionizing radiation. The correlation of OSL with thermoluminescence (TL) shown in the paper indicates that trapped carriers connected to at least three TL glow peaks (63, 260 and 540-bar C, 1-bar Cs-1) participate in the OSL process. Part of the OSL signal emitted by spinel fades very rapidly at room temperature but a more stable component of the emission can be properly separated and used as a dose indicator with good reproducibility

  18. The preparation of lithium aluminate by the hydrolysis of lithium and aluminum alkoxides

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    Lithium aluminate was prepared by heating the hydrolysis products from various combinations of lithium and aluminum alkoxides under an atmosphere of nitrogen. The product was β-LiA1O2 when aluminum iso-propoxide was a starting material, whereas γ-LiA1O2 was the product for preparations starting with aluminum n-butoxide. The results were independent of the choice of lithium alkoxide. The hydrolysis of aluminum sec-butoxide with a solution of LiOH led to the γ phase as well. The temperature at which the γ phase developed depended upon the conditions of the hydrolysis reaction and was observed at a temperature as low as 550 degrees Celcius

  19. Spectrographic determination of impurities in ceramic materials for nuclear fusion reactors. II. Analysis of magnesium aluminate

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    The determination of minor and trace elements in the magnesium aluminate, considered as possible mataerial in thermonuclear fusion reactors, has been studied. The concentaration ranges are 0.1-0.3 % for Ca, Si and Y, and at the ppm level for Co, Cr, Fe, Hf, K, Li, Mn, Na, Ni, Sc, Ta, Ti, V and Zr. Atomic emission spectroscopy with direct current arc excitation and photographic detection has been employed. For Hf, Ta and Zr the use of 40% of copper fluoride as a carrier and of Nb as internal standard provide suitable sensitivities and precissions, while for the rest of elements the best results are obtained with graphite power in different proportions and Rb or Sn as internal standard. (Author). 4 refs

  20. Study of caesium adsorption on hydrated calcium-silicate-aluminate systems

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    Immobilization of caesium in cementitious matrixes was studied in the present paper which is a key issue of handling radioactive caesium containig wastes for caesium does not form stabile compounds therefor it can not be readily immobilized. Model matrices were prepared to map up the calcium-silicate-aluminate system considering caesium immobilization, which were of different starting compositions. To caracterize Cs sorption, distribution ratios were determined. Based on the results obtained the model matrix compositions were prepared using industrial grade materials and their caesium retardation and trapping were examined by means of leaching and sorption experiments. In the light of the results obtained, it can be established that immobilization of caesium significantly depend on the starting composition of the used matrix. (orig.)

  1. Pre-desilication and digestion of gibbsitic bauxite with lime in sodium aluminate liquor

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    Pan, Xiao-lin; Yu, Hai-yan; Dong, Kai-wei; Tu, Gan-feng; Bi, Shi-wen

    2012-11-01

    The effect of lime on the pre-desilication and digestion of gibbsitic bauxite in synthetic sodium aluminate liquor at different temperatures was investigated. The bauxite is comprised of gibbsite, aluminogoethite, hematite, kaolin, quartz, and minor boehmite. Lime increases the desilication efficiency of the bauxite during the pre-desilication process by promoting the conversion of sodalite and cancrinite to hydrogarnet. Desilication reactions during the digestion process promoted by lime result in the loss of Al2O3 entering the red mud, but the amount of aluminogoethite-to-hematite conversion promoted by lime leads to the increase of aluminogoethitic Al2O3 entering the digested liquor. The alumina digestion rate at 245°C is higher than that at 145°C due to the more pronounced conversion of aluminogoethite to hematite. The soda consumption during the digestion process decreases due to lime addition, especially at higher temperatures.

  2. The aluminization of 600 k WLS fibers for the TileCal/ATLAS/LHC

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    Saraiva, J G; Maneira, M J P; Maio, A; Patriarca, J

    2004-01-01

    The TILE CALorimeter, the hadronic sampling calorimeter of ATLAS/LHC /CERN, is made of iron and polystyrene scintillating tiles. The light produced in scintillating tiles is absorbed and guided to the photomultipliers (PMTs) through wave length shifter (WLS) optical fibers. To optimize the detection of jets and muons, the top of the fibers away of the PMTs is coated with an aluminum mirror. This aluminum mirror is produced by planar magnetron sputtering. This process adds to an excellent reproducibility a minimal thermal aggression, important for a proper film adhesion to the plastic surface. To satisfy schedule and optical critical requirements, a dedicated mass production machine named SIDELO II was projected and constructed. A reflectivity of R similar to 75% is achieved and the light output uniformity improved by asymptotically equal to 10%. The aluminization of the fibers and their quality control started in August 1999 and went on continuously until May 2002. The quality control results showed a reprodu...

  3. Soft sensor for ratio of soda to aluminate based on PCA-RBF multiple network

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    GUI Wei-hua; LI Yong-gang; WANG Ya-lin

    2005-01-01

    Based on principal component analysis, a multiple neural network was proposed. The principal component analysis was firstly used to reorganize the input variables and eliminate the correlativity. Then the reorganized variables were divided into 2 groups according to the original information and 2 corresponding neural networks were established. A radial basis function network was used to depict the relationship between the output variables and the first group input variables which contain main original information. An other single-layer neural network model was used to compensate the error between the output of radial basis function network and the actual output variables. At last, The multiple network was used as soft sensor for the ratio of soda to aluminate in the process of high-pressure digestion of alumina. Simulation of industry application data shows that the prediction error of the model is less than 3%, and the model has good generalization ability.

  4. Radiation-induced disordering in magnesium aluminate spinel subjected to ionizing radiation

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    Shimada, M. E-mail: shimaq@nucl.kyushu-u.ac.jp; Matsumura, S.; Yasuda, K.; Kinoshita, C.; Chimi, Y.; Ishikawa, N.; Iwase, A

    2004-08-01

    An analytical electron microscope study was carried out on single crystal specimens of magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with 200 MeV Xe{sup 14+} ions up to 5.0 x 10{sup 15} and 2.0 x 10{sup 16} ions/m{sup 2} at ambient temperature. Bright-field images showed structurally disordered columns of about 4-5 nm in diameter along ion tracks. Tiny pits were observed on the incident surface of the columns. Quantitative HARECXS analysis of atomic configurations revealed that disordering proceeds in more extended regions over 10 nm in diameter. The configurations of Al{sup 3+} ions are more disordered than that of Mg{sup 2+} ions. The disordered areas are appeared to overlap each other in the specimen irradiated with 2.0 x 10{sup 16} ions/m{sup 2}.

  5. Radiation-induced disordering in magnesium aluminate spinel subjected to ionizing radiation

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    Shimada, M.; Matsumura, S.; Yasuda, K.; Kinoshita, C.; Chimi, Y.; Ishikawa, N.; Iwase, A.

    2004-08-01

    An analytical electron microscope study was carried out on single crystal specimens of magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with 200 MeV Xe 14+ ions up to 5.0 × 10 15 and 2.0 × 10 16 ions/m 2 at ambient temperature. Bright-field images showed structurally disordered columns of about 4-5 nm in diameter along ion tracks. Tiny pits were observed on the incident surface of the columns. Quantitative HARECXS analysis of atomic configurations revealed that disordering proceeds in more extended regions over 10 nm in diameter. The configurations of Al 3+ ions are more disordered than that of Mg 2+ ions. The disordered areas are appeared to overlap each other in the specimen irradiated with 2.0 × 10 16 ions/m 2.

  6. Structural and mechanical properties of magnesium-aluminate spinel optical ceramics

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    There were investigated the mechanical and structural characteristics of magnesium aluminate spinel ceramics (MgO centre dot n Al2O3), prepared by hot pressing method of powder in dependence on the technological parameters of sintering, phase composition and deviation from stoichiometry. The optimal parameters of sintering to get reliable fracture toughness (K1C) were found: the temperature of calcinations 1200 degree C and time 1 hour. There was obtained the dependence of K1C on the degree of deviation of spinel composition from stoichiometric (n) in the range 0.96...1.05 and doping with transition metals Mn, Cr, and Fe. High-temperature annealing in oxidized atmosphere leads to diffusion of Mg cations to surface, the annealing in reduced atmosphere-diffusion of Mg from surface into the bulk of sample, causing formation of spinel structure of stoichiometric composition in subsurface layer of ceramics

  7. On the Compressive and Tensile Dynamic Strength of Magnesium Aluminate Spinel

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    Hayun, Shmuel; Paris, Vitaly; Dariel, Moshe; Zaretsky, Eugene; Frage, Nahum

    2009-06-01

    Polycrystalline transparent Magnesium Aluminate Spinel (MAS) is an attractive material for a wide range of optical, electronic, structural and armor applications. Transparent MAS samples of 20-30 mm diameter and 3-5 mm thickness has been successfully fabricated by means of Field Assisted Sintering Technology. The dynamic response of MAS was investigated by plate impact experiments. The values of the Hugoniot Elastic Limit (HEL) and the spall strength were derived from the VISAR records of the velocities of the free sample surface or of the sample/window (PMMA) interface. The dependence of the HEL and the spall strength on the impact stress, as well as, correlation between the spall strength and the width of the loading pulse are discussed.

  8. Fabrication of translucent magnesium aluminate spinel and its compatibility in sodium vapour

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    The sintering behaviour of magnesium aluminate spinel on both sides of the stoichiometry has been investigated. It is found that the composition close to the stoichiometric composition, but slightly enriched in magnesia can be sintered to translucency in a free flowing hydrogen environment. The grain size decreases with magnesia content; the addition of yttria, however, results in a highly bimodal grain structure. Prolonged exposure of the spinel in a high temperature sodium vapour environment forms Na20.5Al2O3 and some traces of Na2O.11Al2O3 predominantly at the grain boundaries and near the surface of the specimen. Some possible sintering mechanism and factors affecting the in-line transmission are discussed. (author)

  9. Optical properties of magnesium aluminate spinel crystals implanted with He ions

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    Specimens of magnesium aluminate spinel MgAl2O4 0.5 mm thick are used to study the effect of 170 keV He+ ion irradiation with doses ranging from 3 x 1016 to 3 x 1017 ion/cm2 on optical properties. A comparison is made for optical absorption spectra of the specimens before and after irradiation as well as after a 1000 K annealing. Optical microscopical examination reveals spherical gas bubbles in implanted layer which size and density increase with radiation doses. At a dose of 3 x 1017 ion/cm2 gas bubbles are becoming, opened to the surface and give rise to blistering. The results of radioluminescence spectrum study point to cationic disorder, crystal defect occurrence and phase composition variations affecting optical properties

  10. Radiation-induced disordering in magnesium aluminate spinel subjected to ionizing radiation

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    An analytical electron microscope study was carried out on single crystal specimens of magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with 200 MeV Xe14+ ions up to 5.0 x 1015 and 2.0 x 1016 ions/m2 at ambient temperature. Bright-field images showed structurally disordered columns of about 4-5 nm in diameter along ion tracks. Tiny pits were observed on the incident surface of the columns. Quantitative HARECXS analysis of atomic configurations revealed that disordering proceeds in more extended regions over 10 nm in diameter. The configurations of Al3+ ions are more disordered than that of Mg2+ ions. The disordered areas are appeared to overlap each other in the specimen irradiated with 2.0 x 1016 ions/m2

  11. Production of Magnesium by Vacuum Aluminothermic Reduction with Magnesium Aluminate Spinel as a By-Product

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    Wang, Yaowu; You, Jing; Peng, Jianping; Di, Yuezhong

    2016-03-01

    The Pidgeon process currently accounts for 85% of the world's magnesium production. Although the Pidgeon process has been greatly improved over the past 10 years, such production still consumes much energy and material and creates much pollution. The present study investigates the process of producing magnesium by employing vacuum aluminothermic reduction and by using magnesite as material and obtaining magnesium aluminate spinel as a by-product. The results show that compared with the Pidgeon process, producing magnesium by vacuum aluminothermic reduction can save materials by as much as 50%, increase productivity up to 100%, and save energy by more than 50%. It can also reduce CO2 emission by up to 60% and realize zero discharge of waste residue. Vacuum aluminothermic reduction is a highly efficient, low-energy-consumption, and environmentally friendly method of producing magnesium.

  12. Chemical synthesis of nanocrystalline magnesium aluminate spinel via nitrate-citrate combustion route

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    Saberi, Ali [Ceramic Division, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)], E-mail: ASaberi@IUST.ac.ir; Golestani-Fard, Farhad; Sarpoolaky, Hosein [Ceramic Division, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Willert-Porada, Monika; Gerdes, Thorsten [Chair of Materials Processing, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth (Germany); Simon, Reinhard [Chair of Ceramic Materials Engineering, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth (Germany)

    2008-08-25

    Nanocrystalline magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}) was synthesized using metal nitrates, citric acid and ammonium solutions. The precursor and the calcined powders at different temperatures were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), simultaneous thermal analysis (STA), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The combustion mechanism was also studied by a quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS) which coupled to STA. The generated heat through the combustion of the mixture of ammonium nitrate and citrate based complexes decreased the synthesis temperature of MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel. The synthesized MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel at 900 deg. C has faced shape with crystallite size in the range of 18-24 nm.

  13. Chemical synthesis of nanocrystalline magnesium aluminate spinel via nitrate-citrate combustion route

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    Nanocrystalline magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4) was synthesized using metal nitrates, citric acid and ammonium solutions. The precursor and the calcined powders at different temperatures were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), simultaneous thermal analysis (STA), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The combustion mechanism was also studied by a quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS) which coupled to STA. The generated heat through the combustion of the mixture of ammonium nitrate and citrate based complexes decreased the synthesis temperature of MgAl2O4 spinel. The synthesized MgAl2O4 spinel at 900 deg. C has faced shape with crystallite size in the range of 18-24 nm

  14. Grain-boundary migration in nonstoichiometric solid solutions of magnesium aluminate spinel 2

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    The grain-boundary chemistry of magnesium aluminate spinel solid solutions MgO · nAl2O3 has been investigated in order to understand the mechanism of grain-boundary migration. It is found that although segregation of impurity Ca and Si is common, much larger deviations in grain-boundary stoichiometry are present. There is an excess of Al and O relative to Mg at grain boundaries in all compositions. Grain-boundary migration appears to be rate-limited by solute drag from intrinsic defects accommodating lattice nonstoichiometry, rather than by extrinsic solutes, consistent with the observed impurity tolerance of grain-boundary mobility. Different rate-limiting defects are proposed for magnesia-rich and alumina-rich spinels

  15. Defects and radiation induced electronic processes in magnesium aluminate spinel of different compositions

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    Gritsyna, V. T.; Kazarinov, Y. G.; Kobyakov, V. A.; Sickafus, K. E.

    The time dependence of the formation and decay of irradiation-induced optical absorption centers in magnesium aluminate spinel single crystals of different compositions (MgO.1.0Al(2)O(3) and MgO.2.5Al(2)O(3)) was investigated. The kinetics of accumulation of X-ray irradiation-induced absorption bands is consistent with the mechanism of trap filling with free charge carriers through the conduction band. The model includes Coulomb blocking effects on spatially correlated defects. The observed two-stage decay of absorption bands after termination of X-ray irradiation is explained by electron hole recombination between centers of two different distances and/or different potential barriers. UV-irradiation confirms the existence of charge exchange between complex spatially correlated defects.

  16. Conditioning highly concentrated borate solutions with calcium sulfo-aluminate cement

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    The early age hydration by borate solution of 3 calcium sulfo-aluminate cements (CSA), containing respectively 0%, 10% and 20% of gypsum by weight of cement was studied using isothermal calorimetry and dynamic mode rheo-metry. XRD and TGA analysis were carried out on pastes with increasing hydration degrees (up to 90 days) to specify the mineralogy and to figure out the mechanisms of borate immobilisation. It has been shown that the retarding effect of borate anions is due to the precipitation of the amorphous calcium borate C2B3H8; borate anions were then incorporated in Aft-type phases. The macroscopic properties of hydrated binders (compressive strength, length change) were also followed during 180 days. It appears that the mechanical strength continuously increases with the hydration degree. Length changes under wet-curing and sealed bag remain moderate and seem to be stabilized after 180 days

  17. Laser-Induced Fluorescence Photogrammetry for Dynamic Characterization of Transparent and Aluminized Membrane Structures

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    Dorrington, Adrian A.; Jones, Thomas W.; Danehy, Paul M.; Pappa, Richard S.

    2003-01-01

    Photogrammetry has proven to be a valuable tool for static and dynamic profiling of membrane based inflatable and ultra-lightweight space structures. However, the traditional photogrammetric targeting techniques used for solid structures, such as attached retro-reflective targets and white-light dot projection, have some disadvantages and are not ideally suited for measuring highly transparent or reflective membrane structures. In this paper, we describe a new laser-induced fluorescence based target generation technique that is more suitable for these types of structures. We also present several examples of non-contact non-invasive photogrammetric measurements of laser-dye doped polymers, including the dynamic measurement and modal analysis of a 1m-by-1m aluminized solar sail style membrane.

  18. Post-stishovite transition in hydrous aluminous SiO2

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    Umemoto, Koichiro; Kawamura, Katsuyuki; Hirose, Kei; Wentzcovitch, Renata M.

    2016-06-01

    Lakshtanov et al. (2007) showed that incorporation of aluminum and some water into SiO2 significantly reduces the post-stishovite transition pressure in SiO2. This discovery suggested that the ferroelastic post-stishovite transition in subducted MORB crust could be the source of reflectors/scatterers with low shear velocities observed in the mid to upper lower mantle. A few years later, a similar effect was observed in anhydrous Al-bearing silica. In this paper, we show by first principles static calculations and by molecular dynamics using inter-atomic potentials that hydrogen bonds and hydrogen mobility play a crucial role in lowering the post-stishovite transition pressure. A cooperative redistribution of hydrogen atoms is the main mechanism responsible for the transition pressure reduction in hydrous aluminous stishovite. The effect is enhanced by increasing hydrogen concentration. This perspective suggests a potential relationship between the depth of seismic scatterers and the water content in stishovite.

  19. Roles of Eu2+, Dy3+ Ions in Persistent Luminescence of Strontium Aluminates Phosphors

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    L(U) Xingdong; ZHONG Minjuan; WANG Renqin

    2008-01-01

    The polycrystalline Eu2+ and Dy3+ co-doped strontium aluminates SrAl2O4: Eu2+,Dy3+ with different compositions were prepared by solid state reactions. The UV-excited photoluminescence, persistent luminescence and thermo-luminescence were studied and compared. Results show that the doped Eu2+ ion in SrAl2O4: Eu2+, Dy3+phosphors works as not only the UV-excited luminescent center but also the persistent luminescent center. The doped Dy3+ ion can hardly yield any luminescence under UV-excitation, but effectively enhance the persistent luminescence and thermo-luminescence of SrAl2O4: Eu2+. Dy3+ co-doping can help form electron traps with appropriate depth due to its suitable electro-negativity, and increase the density and depth of electron traps. Based on above observations, a persistent luminescence mechanism, electron transfer model, is proposed and illustrated.

  20. Determination of Al, P, and Si in fruit juices stored in glass and aluminized containers

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    The concentration of Al, P, and Si in 142 samples of five fruit juices, measured with neutron activation analysis and atomic absorption spectroscopy, varies from 0 to 1.44, 31 to 201, and 1.5 to 35 μg/mL, respectively. The mean concentration of Al in apple, grape, grapefruit, orange, and pineapple juices is 0.54, 0.94, 0.24, 0.29, and 0.62 μg/ml, respectively. The mean concentration of P in the same juices is 102, 115, 124, 127, and 76 μg/ml. The storage of juice in aluminized containers with internal plastic coating does not increase the concentration of Al in the juice

  1. Diffusion of Aluminum Into Steel Substrates By Means Of Hot Dip Aluminizing

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    Surface coating is an efficient and economical method to obtain desirable material surfaces properties. As compared to other coating techniques, hot dip coating can be considered as the most economical way to protect steel surfaces. Hot dip aluminizing technique was investigated in this study. Experiments have been conducted on the mild steel substrates with 10 mm diameter. The substrates were dipped into the molten aluminum maintained at temperature 750 deg. C for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 minutes. Optical microscopy, scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy were used in this investigation. From the microstructure observation, it showed the appearance of intermetallic layer covered by the top layer of Al on the mild steel substrate increased with the increase in dipping time. The result of EDX analysis revealed the existence of Fe and Al in form of new Al-Fe phase. This indicated the possible formation of the intermetallic layers.

  2. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy study of thin film hafnium aluminates for novel gate dielectrics.

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    Stemmer, S; Chen, Z Q; Zhu, W J; Ma, T P

    2003-04-01

    We have used conventional high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) in scanning transmission electron microscopy to investigate the microstructure and electronic structure of hafnia-based thin films doped with small amounts (6.8 at.%) of Al grown on (001) Si. The as-deposited film is amorphous with a very thin (approximately 0.5 nm) interfacial SiOx layer. The film partially crystallizes after annealing at 700 degrees C and the interfacial SiO2-like layer increases in thickness by oxygen diffusion through the Hf-aluminate layer and oxidation of the silicon substrate. Oxygen K-edge EELS fine-structures are analysed for both films and interpreted in the context of the films' microstructure. We also discuss valence electron energy-loss spectra of these ultrathin films. PMID:12694419

  3. Production of Magnesium by Vacuum Aluminothermic Reduction with Magnesium Aluminate Spinel as a By-Product

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    Wang, Yaowu; You, Jing; Peng, Jianping; Di, Yuezhong

    2016-06-01

    The Pidgeon process currently accounts for 85% of the world's magnesium production. Although the Pidgeon process has been greatly improved over the past 10 years, such production still consumes much energy and material and creates much pollution. The present study investigates the process of producing magnesium by employing vacuum aluminothermic reduction and by using magnesite as material and obtaining magnesium aluminate spinel as a by-product. The results show that compared with the Pidgeon process, producing magnesium by vacuum aluminothermic reduction can save materials by as much as 50%, increase productivity up to 100%, and save energy by more than 50%. It can also reduce CO2 emission by up to 60% and realize zero discharge of waste residue. Vacuum aluminothermic reduction is a highly efficient, low-energy-consumption, and environmentally friendly method of producing magnesium.

  4. Water solubility in aluminous orthopyroxene and the origin of Earth's asthenosphere.

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    Mierdel, Katrin; Keppler, Hans; Smyth, Joseph R; Langenhorst, Falko

    2007-01-19

    Plate tectonics is based on the concept of rigid lithosphere plates sliding on a mechanically weak asthenosphere. Many models assume that the weakness of the asthenosphere is related to the presence of small amounts of hydrous melts. However, the mechanism that may cause melting in the asthenosphere is not well understood. We show that the asthenosphere coincides with a zone where the water solubility in mantle minerals has a pronounced minimum. The minimum is due to a sharp decrease of water solubility in aluminous orthopyroxene with depth, whereas the water solubility in olivine continuously increases with pressure. Melting in the asthenosphere may therefore be related not to volatile enrichment but to a minimum in water solubility, which causes excess water to form a hydrous silicate melt. PMID:17234945

  5. Effect of agglomeration during coprecipitation: Delayed spinellization of magnesium aluminate hydrate

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

    2010-08-01

    Precipitation of magnesium aluminate hydrate with faster addition of ammonia at desired pH causes agglomeration. Agglomerated powder, without any further treatment, on calcination forms intermediate compounds at low temperatures (≤ 900°C). The intermediate compounds on further heat treatment (≥ 1000°C) decompose into MgO, MgAl2O4 and -Al2O3. Effect of agglomeration and absorption of foreign ions such as Cl–, SO$^{2-}_{4}$, and NH$^{+}_{4}$ in complex compounds probably cause loss of Al3+ and Mg2+ ions during heat treatment, and stoichiometry changes. Powders prepared by continuous method with better control of process parameters than batch process yields better spinellization.

  6. Encapsulation of strontium aluminate phosphors to enhance water resistance and luminescence

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    Strontium aluminate SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ phosphors are chemically unstable against water or even moisture. To enhance the water resistance of the phosphors, an encapsulation was performed by direct surface reactions with phosphoric acid (H3PO4). The morphology, surface structure, surface element composition, water resistance, luminescence, and photoacoustic spectrum of the phosphors before and after encapsulation were discussed. Experimental results showed that phosphors were perfectly encapsulated by amorphous layers in nanoscale and crystalline layers in microscale under different conditions. The water resistance of phosphors was greatly enhanced by the two types of layer. More importantly, the amorphous layers enhanced the luminescence of phosphors markedly. The possible mechanism for the enhancements was also proposed.

  7. Chitosan-collagen biomembrane embedded with calcium-aluminate enhances dentinogenic potential of pulp cells.

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    Soares, Diana Gabriela; Rosseto, Hebert Luís; Basso, Fernanda Gonçalves; Scheffel, Débora Salles; Hebling, Josimeri; Costa, Carlos Alberto de Souza

    2016-01-01

    The development of biomaterials capable of driving dental pulp stem cell differentiation into odontoblast-like cells able to secrete reparative dentin is the goal of current conservative dentistry. In the present investigation, a biomembrane (BM) composed of a chitosan/collagen matrix embedded with calcium-aluminate microparticles was tested. The BM was produced by mixing collagen gel with a chitosan solution (2:1), and then adding bioactive calcium-aluminate cement as the mineral phase. An inert material (polystyrene) was used as the negative control. Human dental pulp cells were seeded onto the surface of certain materials, and the cytocompatibility was evaluated by cell proliferation and cell morphology, assessed after 1, 7, 14 and 28 days in culture. The odontoblastic differentiation was evaluated by measuring alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, total protein production, gene expression of DMP-1/DSPP and mineralized nodule deposition. The pulp cells were able to attach onto the BM surface and spread, displaying a faster proliferative rate at initial periods than that of the control cells. The BM also acted on the cells to induce more intense ALP activity, protein production at 14 days, and higher gene expression of DSPP and DMP-1 at 28 days, leading to the deposition of about five times more mineralized matrix than the cells in the control group. Therefore, the experimental biomembrane induced the differentiation of pulp cells into odontoblast-like cells featuring a highly secretory phenotype. This innovative bioactive material can drive other protocols for dental pulp exposure treatment by inducing the regeneration of dentin tissue mediated by resident cells. PMID:27119587

  8. CITRIC ACID AS A SET RETARDER FOR CALCIUM ALUMINATE PHOSPHATE CEMENTS.

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    SUGAMA,T.; BROTHERS, L.E.

    2005-01-01

    Citric acid added as set retarder significantly contributed to enhancing the setting temperature and to extending the thickening time of a calcium aluminate phosphate (CaP) geothermal cement slurry consisting of calcium aluminate cement (CAC) as the base reactant and sodium polyphosphate (NaP) solution as the acid reactant. The set-retarding activity of citric acid was due to the uptake of Ca{sup 2+} ions from the CAC by carboxylic acid groups within the citric acid. This uptake led to the precipitation of a Ca-complexed carboxylate compound as a set-retarding barrier layer on the CAC grains' surfaces. However, this barrier layer was vulnerable to disintegration by the attack of free Ca{sup 2+} ions from CAC, and also to degradation at elevated temperature, thereby promoting the generation of exothermic energy from acid-base reactions between the CAC and NaP after the barrier was broken. The exothermic reaction energy that was promoted in this way minimized the loss in strength of the citric acid-retarded cement. The phase composition assembled in both retarded and non-retarded cements after autoclaving at 180 C encompassed three reaction products, hydroxyapatite (HOAp), hydrogrossular and boehmite, which are responsible for strengthening the autoclaved cement. The first two reaction products were susceptible to reactions with sulfuric acid and sodium sulfate to form crystalline bassanite scale as the corrosion product. The boehmite phase possessed a great resistance to acid and sulfate. Although the bassanite scales clinging to the cement's surfaces were the major factor governing the loss in weight, they served in protecting the cement from further acid- and sulfate-corrosion until their spallation eventually occurred. Nevertheless, the repetitive processes of HOAp and hydrogrossular {yields} bassanite {yields} spallation played an important role in extending the useful lifetime of CaP cement in a low pH environment at 180 C.

  9. Aluminizing a Ni sheet through severe plastic deformation induced by ball collisions

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    Highlights: • Aluminizing a Ni sheet was performed by mechanical alloying. • Technique allows us to apply Al layer from both sides of a sheet in one operation. • The Al layer consisted of Al grains with an average size of about 40 nm. • The hardness of the fabricated Al layer was 10 times that of the initial Al plate. • The ball collisions destroyed the initial rolling texture of the Ni sheet. - Abstract: Aluminizing a Ni sheet was performed through severe plastic deformation induced by ball collisions. The Ni sheet was fixed in the center of a mechanically vibrated vial between two connected parts. The balls were loaded into the vial on both sides of the Ni disk. Al disks, which were fixed on the top and the bottom of the vial, served as the sources of Al contamination. During processing, the Ni sheet was subject to intense ball collisions. The Al fragments were transferred and alloyed to the surface of the Ni sheet by these collisions. The combined effects of deformation-induced plastic flow, mechanical intermixing, and grain refinement resulted in the formation of a dense, continuous nanostructured Al layer on the Ni surface on both sides of the sheet. The Al layer consisted of Al grains with an average size of about 40 nm. The Al layer was reinforced with nano-sized Ni flakes that were introduced from the Ni surface during processing. The local amorphization at the Ni/Al interface revealed that the bonding between Ni and Al was formed by mechanical intermixing of atomic layers at the interface. The hardness of the fabricated Al layer was 10 times that of the initial Al plate. The ball collisions destroyed the initial rolling texture of the Ni sheet and induced the formation of the mixed [1 0 0] + [1 1 1] fiber texture. The laminar rolling structure of the Ni was transformed into an ultrafine grain structure

  10. Determination of hydroxide in the presence of aluminate using a modified potentiometric titration

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    A procedure for the determination of hydroxide concentration in the presence of aluminate and other interfering ions was developed using the method of standard additions (or more specifically in this case, standard subtractions). The procedure called for titration with a strong acid which was added in equal increments at regular time intervals. The potential was recorded after each addition of acid. The data was plotted on Gran's Plot Paper, which is based on work done originally by Gran, or it was entered into a computer to determine the equivalence volume of the titrant. When used on many different samples in different matrices, the method gave results that were approximately 100 +- 1 percent of the calculated value. This was shown to be true even in systems containing aluminate [Al(OH)4-], phosphate (PO43-), sulfate (SO42-), nitrate (NO3-), nitrite (NO2-), carbonate (CO32-), and other ions. The effect of these ions was shown to be negligible if the initial OH- concentration was at least 10-3 M and barium chloride (BaCl2) was added to complex the PO43- and CO32- ions. These ions were checked at levels of up to 3 M for Al(OH)4- and NO3-, 2 M for NO2-, and 1 M for SO42-, PO43-, and CO32-. The method is applicable to radioactive as well as nonradioactive samples and any heat involved with a radioactive sample is insufficient to cause an error in the determination. On the basis of the work performed it was shown that the method was general enough to be run on a routine basis

  11. Study of belite calcium sulfo-aluminate cement potential for zinc conditioning: From hydration to durability

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    Calcium silicate cements are widely used for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste conditioning. However, wastes produced by nuclear activities are very diverse and some of their components may chemically react with cement phases. For instance, ashes resulting from the incineration of technological wastes including neoprene and polyvinylchloride may contain substantial amounts of soluble zinc chloride. This compound is known to strongly delay or inhibit Portland cement setting. One approach to limit adverse cement-waste interactions is to select a binder showing a better compatibility with the waste while keeping cement matrix advantages (low cost, simple process, hydration with water provided by the waste...). This work thus investigates the potential of calcium sulfo-aluminate cement for zinc Zn(II) immobilization. Four aspects were considered: hydration (kinetics and products formed), properties of hydrated binders, mechanisms of zinc retention and durability of the cement pastes (based on leaching experiments and modelling). The influence of three main parameters was assessed: the gypsum content of the cement, the concentration of ZnCl2 and the thermal evolution at early age. It follows that materials based on a calcium sulfo-aluminate cement containing 20% gypsum are interesting candidates for zinc Zn(II) stabilization/solidification: there is no delay in hydration, mineralogy of the hydrated phases is slightly dependent on thermal history, mechanical strength is high, dimensional changes are limited and zinc Zn(II) is well immobilized, even if the cement paste is leached by pure water during a long period (90 d). (author)

  12. Irradiation damage in gamma lithium aluminate - LiAlO2

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    Single crystals of gamma lithium aluminate (of tetragonal structure) are irradiated) with various projectiles (electrons, He ions, protons, X and gamma photons) and we used (i) electronic paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and optical absorption to detect the defects produced, and (ii) transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The lithium aluminate single crystals irradiated with electrons or ions contain five different paramagnetic defects. Each of them has several anisotropic configurations whose EPR signals (i) have a Lande factor close to 2, (ii) exhibit a resolved hyperfine structure and (iii) are identical only when the static magnetic field is along /001/. In addition, four optical absorption bands appear in the range 1-6 eV in the same irradiation conditions. But only three among the five paramagnetic defects and one of the optical bands appear in X-and gamma-ray irradiated samples. Using these observations, we discuss the nature of the detected defects and we conclude about the type of their production mechanism. Particularly, we assign a six-line EPR signal and an optical band in the ultraviolet range to the F+-centre. We compare this hypothesis to a defect model based on the computation of approximate electronic wave functions using the variational method. Our TEM study shows that when gamma-LiAlO2 single crystals are irradiated with 1 MeV electrons (fluence: 1020 electrons/sqcm), tridimensional defects (of mean dimension 100 nm) appear. At lower energies, the defect production is hidden by a thermal effect that is sufficient to induce the evaporation of lithium oxyde and the formation of LiAl508

  13. Luminescence of dysprosium doped strontium aluminate phosphors by codoping with manganese ion

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    Highlights: • SrAl2O4:Dy3+, Mn2+ phosphor was synthesized by solid state reaction method. • The roles of Dy3+ and Mn2+ doped into SrAl2O4 were discussed. • The nature of the emission lines is discussed. -- Abstract: The authors report here the luminescence properties of strontium aluminate doped with dysprosium and manganese. The dysprosium, manganese co-doped powders were prepared by a solid state reaction at temperatures at 1600 °C under H2 (15%)–Ar (85%) atmosphere. The dysprosium, manganese co-doped strontium aluminate phosphors have the monoclinic structure with lattice parameters a ≈ 8.440 Å, b ≈ 8.821 Å, c ≈ 5.157 Å and β ≈ 93.4°. The characteristic 4F9/2 → 6H15/2 (blue), 4F9/2 → 6H13/2 (yellow), 4F9/2 → 6H11/2 (red) and 4F9/2 → 6H9/2 (NIR) transitions of Dy3+ for different luminescence techniques (radioluminescence, photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence) were detected in the emission spectra at the room temperature. The luminescence of Mn2+ co-doped SrAl2O4:Dy3+ exhibits a broad green–orange emission band (4T1 → 6A1 transition) from the synthesized phosphor particles under different excitation sources. This corresponds to the spin-forbidden transition of the d-orbital electron associated with the Mn2+ ion. Multiple emission lines observed at each of these techniques are due to the crystal field splitting of the ground state of the emitting ions. The nature of the emission lines is discussed

  14. Effect of alumina film prepared by pack cementation aluminizing and thermal oxidation treatment of stainless steels on hydrogen permeation

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    A technique concerned in preparing Al2O3 barrier film on the surface of stainless steels (00Cr17Ni14Mo2 and 1Cr18Ni9Ti) was studied. In order to test the permeation behavior, hydrogen was used to simulate the deuterium and tritium. Firstly, pack cementation aluminizing process was adopted to form a aluminum rich layer on the surface of stainless steels. The composition, structure and morphology of the layers were characterized by metallography, XRD and SEM. The aluminizing layer shows the compact structure and mainly FeAl phase. The layer shows multiplayer characteristics, which consists of inner layer (25 μm), external layer (5 μm) and transitional layer (30 μm). The good adherence can be seen between the sub-layers and the interface between the layer and substrate as observed by metallography. The mass fraction of the element Al in the aluminizing layer exceeds to 30%. Then the thermal oxidation processes were taken on the aluminized layer to form the Al2O3 film. The phase structure, the surface morphology, and three-dimension morphology of the Al2O3 film were characterized by the XRD, SEM/EDS and SPM. The thickness of Al2O3 film was tested by the ellipsometry technique. It shows that an even and compact Al2O3 film was grown on the aluminizing layer. The film thickness is about 0.6 μm in case of oxidization for 2 h at 900 degree C and 3 Pa oxygen pressure. In order to examine the hydrogen permeation property of the materials, the hydrogen permeation treatment were taken to both the treated and untreated alloys. Then the amount of hydrogen in the surface region of the alloys was measured by elastic recoil detection (ERD) method. It is found that the atomic content of hydrogen droppes gradually with the increasing depth of the surface. And the atomic content of hydrogen at the distance of 0.2 μm from the surface is 0.007% that is about to the hydorgen composition of the stainless steel originally. This implies that the hydrogen atoms can not be diffused

  15. The Effect of La on the Microstructure and Corrosion-resistance of Hot-dipped Aluminizing Steel

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    WENJiu-ba; ZHANGWei; LIXiao-yuan; LIQuan-an

    2004-01-01

    The effect of the content of rare-earth La on the microstructure and corrosion-resistance of hot-dipped aluminum was investigated in this paper. The results show that, under the same technology conditions, the thickness of hot-dipped aluminizing layer by adding the appropriate content of rare-earth La is about 2-3 times as much as that without rare-earth La, and the microstructure of hot-dipped aluminizing layer has also greatly changed ,and a great deal of phase Fe3A1 waspreci pitated along the boundary of a phase. The corrosion resistance of the hot-dipped layer with rare-earth is greatly increased.

  16. The Effect of La on the Microstructure and Corrosion-resistance of Hot-dipped Aluminizing Steel

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    WEN Jiu-ba; ZHANG Wei; LI Xiao-yuan; LI Quan-an

    2004-01-01

    The effect of the content of rare-earth La on the microstructure and corrosion-resistance of hot-dipped aluminum was investigated in this paper. The results show that, under the same technology conditions, the thickness of hot-dipped aluminizing layer by adding the appropriate content of rare-earth La is about 2~3 times as much as that without rare-earth La, and the microstructure of hot-dipped aluminizing layer has also greatly changed ,and a great deal of phase Fe3Al was precipitated along the boundary of α phase. The corrosion resistance of the hot-dipped layer with rare-earth is greatly increased.

  17. A neutron-diffraction study of changes induced in aluminous cement paste by the application of external electric fields

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    The influence of an external DC voltage in an aluminous cement paste has been studied by in situ neutron diffraction, by monitoring the evolution of CaAl2O4 and Ca3Al2(OH)12 at different distances from the electrodes. The microstructure of the whole aluminous paste becomes dramatically altered. Both phases have been more attacked in zones closer to the electrodes. Major changes took place in the zone next to the positive electrode, in which the anhydrous phase has disappeared completely and the Ca3Al2(OH)12, has decreased significantly. In the cathodic zone, a decrease is also noticed due to the aluminium amphoteric character. The noticeable background diffraction increase in the area close to the positive electrode has been attributed to the formation of an amorphous alumina-like-gel that incorporated water to its composition

  18. Phase transformations in lithium aluminates irradiated with neutrons; Transformaciones de fase en aluminatos de litio irradiados con neutrones

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    Carrera, L.M.; Delfin L, A.; Urena N, F.; Basurto, R. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Bosch, P. [UAM-I, 09340 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    2003-07-01

    The lithium aluminate like candidate to be used in the coverings producers of tritium in the fusion nuclear reactors, presents high resistance to the corrosion to the one to be stuck to structural materials as special steels. However, the crystallographic changes that take place in the cover that is continually subjected to irradiation with neutrons, can alter its resistance to the corrosion. In this work the changes of crystalline structure are shown that they present two types of nano structures of lithium aluminates, subjected to an average total dose 7.81 x 10{sup 8} Gy in the fixed irradiation system of capsules of the one TRIGA Mark lll nuclear reactor of the Nuclear Center of Mexico. The studied nano structures presented only phase transformations without formation of amorphous material. (Author)

  19. Preparation of Al(OH)3 by ion membrane electrolysis and precipitation of sodium aluminate solution with seeds

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    LI Yuan-gao; CHEN Qi-yuan; WANG Song-sen; YIN Zhou-lan; ZHANG Ping-min

    2008-01-01

    The preparation of Al(OH)3 by the ion exchange membrane electrolysis followed by the precipitation of sodium aluminate solution with seeds was made. During the process of ion membrane electrolysis, the sodium aluminate solution is rapidly acidified and the caustic ratio (aK) is decreased due to oxygen evolution in the anodic region. And the causticity of solution is increased due to hydrogen evolution in the cathode region, producing the high concentration of caustic soda solution. Regulating the acidity of the anodic solution by controlling the electric quantity in the electrolysis and subsequent decomposing the solution, Al(OH)3 could yield with very large rate and high efficiency. The experiments also indicate that the quality of aluminum hydroxide product is greatly affected by the impurity silicon.

  20. The influence of alloying elements on the hot-dip aluminizing process and on the subsequent high-temperature oxidation

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    For hot dip aluminizing HDA an Al melt was doped with one of the elements Mo, W or Nb with a nominal composition of about 1 wt%. In case of W, the nominal composition was achieved, not so for Mo and Nb. The influence of these elements on the coating formed and on the following oxidation process was investigated. Hot dip aluminizing was carried out at 800 C for 5 min under dry Ar atmosphere. The oxidation experiments were performed at 950 C for 24 h in air. Compared to the HDA processes with pure Al, the addition of the alloying elements lead to thinner intermetallic layers. A change in the oxidation behavior was observed as well concerning the suppression of internal oxidation and the formation of dense and close oxide scales. (orig.)

  1. Influence of a dental ceramic and a calcium aluminate cement on dental biofilm formation and gingival inflammatory response

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    Konradsson, Katarina

    2007-01-01

    Dental restorative materials interact with their surrounding oral environment. Interaction factors can be release of toxic components and/or effects on biofilm formation and gingiva. In the end of the nineties, a calcium aluminate cement (CAC) was manufactured as a “bioceramic” alternative to resin composite. Dental ceramics are considered to be chemically stable and not to favour dental biofilm formation. Since the influence of aged, resin-bonded ceramic coverages is not fully investigated a...

  2. BLENDED CALCIUM ALUMINATE-CALCIUM SULFATE CEMENT-BASED GROUT FOR P-REACTOR VESSEL IN-SITU DECOMMISSIONING

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    Langton, C.; Stefanko, D.

    2011-03-10

    The objective of this report is to document laboratory testing of blended calcium aluminate - calcium hemihydrate grouts for P-Reactor vessel in-situ decommissioning. Blended calcium aluminate - calcium hemihydrate cement-based grout was identified as candidate material for filling (physically stabilizing) the 105-P Reactor vessel (RV) because it is less alkaline than portland cement-based grout which has a pH greater than 12.4. In addition, blended calcium aluminate - calcium hemihydrate cement compositions can be formulated such that the primary cementitious phase is a stable crystalline material. A less alkaline material (pH {<=} 10.5) was desired to address a potential materials compatibility issue caused by corrosion of aluminum metal in highly alkaline environments such as that encountered in portland cement grouts [Wiersma, 2009a and b, Wiersma, 2010, and Serrato and Langton, 2010]. Information concerning access points into the P-Reactor vessel and amount of aluminum metal in the vessel is provided elsewhere [Griffin, 2010, Stefanko, 2009 and Wiersma, 2009 and 2010, Bobbitt, 2010, respectively]. Radiolysis calculations are also provided in a separate document [Reyes-Jimenez, 2010].

  3. Approach for determination of detonation performance and aluminum percentage of aluminized-based explosives by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.

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    Rezaei, Amir Hossein; Keshavarz, Mohammad Hossein; Tehrani, Masoud Kavosh; Reza Darbani, Seyyed Mohammad; Farhadian, Amir Hossein; Mousavi, Seyyed Jabbar; Mousaviazar, Ali

    2016-04-20

    Energetic materials containing aluminum powder are hazardous compounds, which have wide applications as propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics. This work introduces a new method on the basis of the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy technique in air and argon atmospheres to investigate determination of aluminum content and detonation performance of 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX)-based aluminized explosives. Plasma emission of aluminized RDX explosives are recorded where atomic lines of Al, C, H, N, and O, as well as molecular bands of AlO and CN are identified. The formation mechanism of AlO and CN molecular bands is affected by the aluminum percentage and oxygen content present in the composition and plasma. Relative intensity of the Al/O is used to determine detonation velocity and pressure of the RDX/Al samples. The released energy in the laser-induced plasma of aluminized RDX composition is related to the heat of explosion and percentage of aluminum. PMID:27140093

  4. The effect of supplementary pulverized fuel ash on calcium aluminate phosphate cement for intermediate-level waste encapsulation

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    The objective of the current study was to evaluate the effects of supplementary pulverized fuel ash on phosphate-modified calcium aluminate cement. These systems are being established as part of a wider project to develop alternative cementing systems for the encapsulation of problematic low- and intermediate- level radioactive waste in the UK. The nuclear industry has established specific processing and property criteria, which must be fulfilled to ensure suitability for industrial application. In a series of studies, pulverized fuel ash was used as a partial replacement for calcium aluminate cement, to improve the fluidity of the system and increase the setting time. Properties such as slurry pH and fluidity, setting time, mechanical properties, and porosity were investigated using Vicat, Colflow, and compressive strength testing equipment and mercury intrusion porosimetry. The hardened cement pastes were also characterised using X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis and scanning electron microscopy. A formulation envelope was identified, which fulfilled the plant acceptance tests defined by industry to ensure suitability for industrial application. It was found that pH of calcium aluminate phosphate cements is lower than that of conventional cementing systems used to encapsulate radioactive waste in the UK. Hence, they have potential to be used as an alternative cementing system for the encapsulation of problematic radioactive metals. (authors)

  5. Blended Calcium Aluminate-Calcium Sulfate Cement-Based Grout For P-Reactor Vessel In-Situ Decommissioning

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    The objective of this report is to document laboratory testing of blended calcium aluminate - calcium hemihydrate grouts for P-Reactor vessel in-situ decommissioning. Blended calcium aluminate - calcium hemihydrate cement-based grout was identified as candidate material for filling (physically stabilizing) the 105-P Reactor vessel (RV) because it is less alkaline than portland cement-based grout which has a pH greater than 12.4. In addition, blended calcium aluminate - calcium hemihydrate cement compositions can be formulated such that the primary cementitious phase is a stable crystalline material. A less alkaline material (pH ≤ 10.5) was desired to address a potential materials compatibility issue caused by corrosion of aluminum metal in highly alkaline environments such as that encountered in portland cement grouts (Wiersma, 2009a and b, Wiersma, 2010, and Serrato and Langton, 2010). Information concerning access points into the P-Reactor vessel and amount of aluminum metal in the vessel is provided elsewhere (Griffin, 2010, Stefanko, 2009 and Wiersma, 2009 and 2010, Bobbitt, 2010, respectively). Radiolysis calculations are also provided in a separate document (Reyes-Jimenez, 2010).

  6. In situ absorption of molybdate and vanadate during precipitation of hydrotalcite from sodium aluminate solutions

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    Smith, Howard D.; Parkinson, Gordon M.; Hart, Robert D.

    2005-02-01

    Reaction with seawater to produce the layered double hydroxide hydrotalcite is an important means for amelioration of Bayer process wastewater prior to its disposal into the marine environment. This reaction has been synthesised under controlled conditions to elucidate the principal mechanisms involved, particularly those related to absorption of transition metals that are removed from solution. Magnesium-aluminium layered double hydroxides precipitated from reaction between magnesium chloride and synthetic sodium aluminate solution in the presence of transition metal oxyanions have been prepared and characterised using thermal, X-ray and microscopic techniques. The layered double hydroxide precipitated at pH >13 is found to consist of nano-sized hexagonal crystals of final magnesium-aluminium ratio of 2:1, while that precipitated at pHprecipitation is a pH dependent process. Transition metals are found to replace carbonate in the interlayer space but have little or no overall effect on crystal size or structure. Interlayer distance remains constant in the presence of transition metals, suggesting that these species are intercalated as simple monomeric or dimeric oxyanions, rather than larger polymeric forms.

  7. Novel porous calcium aluminate/phosphate nanocomposites: in situ synthesis, microstructure and permeability.

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    Yang, Jingzhou; Hu, Xiaozhi; Huang, Juntong; Chen, Kai; Huang, Zhaohui; Liu, Yangai; Fang, Minghao; Sun, Xudong

    2016-02-14

    Permeable porous nanomaterials have extensive applications in engineering fields. Here, we report a novel system of porous calcium aluminate/phosphate (CaAl-CaP) nanocomposites fabricated by pore generator free processing. The CaAl rich samples have close micropores and are not permeable. Interestingly, the CaP rich composites have a unique three-dimensional nanosieve structure with interconnected nanopores and exhibit excellent liquid permeability and adsorbability. The pore size has a narrow distribution of 200-500 nm. The CaAl nanoplatelets in the CaP rich composite have a thickness of 202 nm, a diameter of 1600 nm and an aspect ratio of 8. The porosity is from 19% to 40%. The bending strength and compressive strength are 40.3 MPa and 195 MPa, respectively. The CaP rich nanocomposite is highly permeable so that a water droplet can completely penetrate in 10 seconds (1 mm thick disk). The blue dye can be desorbed in 45 min by ultrasonic vibration. Given the nanosieve porous structure, good permeability/adsorbability and high mechanical properties, the CaP rich nanocomposite has big potential in applications for chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and energy/environmental engineering. PMID:26805036

  8. Novel porous calcium aluminate/phosphate nanocomposites: in situ synthesis, microstructure and permeability

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    Yang, Jingzhou; Hu, Xiaozhi; Huang, Juntong; Chen, Kai; Huang, Zhaohui; Liu, Yangai; Fang, Minghao; Sun, Xudong

    2016-02-01

    Permeable porous nanomaterials have extensive applications in engineering fields. Here, we report a novel system of porous calcium aluminate/phosphate (CaAl-CaP) nanocomposites fabricated by pore generator free processing. The CaAl rich samples have close micropores and are not permeable. Interestingly, the CaP rich composites have a unique three-dimensional nanosieve structure with interconnected nanopores and exhibit excellent liquid permeability and adsorbability. The pore size has a narrow distribution of 200-500 nm. The CaAl nanoplatelets in the CaP rich composite have a thickness of 202 nm, a diameter of 1600 nm and an aspect ratio of 8. The porosity is from 19% to 40%. The bending strength and compressive strength are 40.3 MPa and 195 MPa, respectively. The CaP rich nanocomposite is highly permeable so that a water droplet can completely penetrate in 10 seconds (1 mm thick disk). The blue dye can be desorbed in 45 min by ultrasonic vibration. Given the nanosieve porous structure, good permeability/adsorbability and high mechanical properties, the CaP rich nanocomposite has big potential in applications for chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and energy/environmental engineering.

  9. Elastic Properties of Tricalcium Aluminate from High-Pressure Experiments and First-Principles Calculations

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    Moon, Juhyuk

    2012-06-04

    The structure and elasticity of tricalcium aluminate (C 3A) have been experimentally and theoretically studied. From high-pressure X-ray diffraction experiments, the bulk modulus of 102(6) and 110(3) GPa were obtained by fitting second- and third-order finite strain equation of state, respectively. First-principles calculations with a generalized gradient approximation gave an isotropic bulk modulus of 102.1 GPa and an isothermal bulk modulus of 106.0 GPa. The static calculations using the exchange-correlation functional show an excellent agreement with the experimental measurements. Based on the agreement, accurate elastic constants and other elastic moduli were computed. The slight difference of behavior at high pressure can be explained by the infiltration of pressure-transmitting silicone oil into structural holes in C 3A. The computed elastic and mechanical properties will be useful in understanding structural and mechanical properties of cementitious materials, particularly with the increasing interest in the advanced applications at the nanoscale. © 2012 The American Ceramic Society.

  10. Nanoscale calcium aluminate coated graphite for improved performance of alumina based monolithic refractory composite

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Sol–gel Ca-doped γ-Al2O3 accomplished graphite retention. • Nanocoating considerably improved matrix-aggregate bonding. • Less porous simulated matrix upgraded slag resistance. - Abstract: The synthesis and properties of high alumina castable containing nanostructured calcium aluminate coated graphite were studied in terms of slag resistance and overall physical characteristics. Raman spectroscopy, BET surface area and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) were performed to exclusively understand the coating characteristics and its compatibility in refractory composite. The coating not only secured graphite in castable for prolonged period but also noticeably improved matrix to aggregate contact. The microstructural aspects of castables were investigated, with special emphasis on a representative matrix prepared and infiltrated with slag at elevated temperature. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) of fired composite containing surface-treated graphite was quite prospective. It circumvented the problems of incorporating as-received graphite in castables and should be in the attention of refractory researchers and producers

  11. Nanoscale calcium aluminate coated graphite for improved performance of alumina based monolithic refractory composite

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    Mukhopadhyay, S., E-mail: msunanda_cct@yahoo.co.in

    2013-07-15

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Sol–gel Ca-doped γ-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} accomplished graphite retention. • Nanocoating considerably improved matrix-aggregate bonding. • Less porous simulated matrix upgraded slag resistance. - Abstract: The synthesis and properties of high alumina castable containing nanostructured calcium aluminate coated graphite were studied in terms of slag resistance and overall physical characteristics. Raman spectroscopy, BET surface area and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) were performed to exclusively understand the coating characteristics and its compatibility in refractory composite. The coating not only secured graphite in castable for prolonged period but also noticeably improved matrix to aggregate contact. The microstructural aspects of castables were investigated, with special emphasis on a representative matrix prepared and infiltrated with slag at elevated temperature. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) of fired composite containing surface-treated graphite was quite prospective. It circumvented the problems of incorporating as-received graphite in castables and should be in the attention of refractory researchers and producers.

  12. Comparison of sol-gel and solid state prepared Eu2+ doped calcium aluminates

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    The Eu2+ doped calcium aluminates (CaAl2O4:Eu2+) was prepared by the sol-gel method. The structure and luminescence properties of the title compound were studied and compared to the corresponding properties of the materials prepared by a conventional solid state reaction. The use of the sol-gel method in preparation lowered the reaction threshold temperature by c.a. 200 oC. An unusual hexagonal form of CaAl2O4:Eu2+, which cannot be prepared by the solid state reaction, was obtained by a sol-gel method. The 4 UV excited luminescence and afterglow bands of the hexagonal CaAl2O4:Eu2+ were observed at a slightly longer wavelength than that of the normal monoclinic phase due to small differences in the crystal field effect on the splitting of the excited 4f65d1 configuration of the Eu2+ ion. The afterglow lifetime of the hexagonal phase was slightly longer than that of the monoclinic one due to deeper traps. (author)

  13. In situ generation of hydrogen from water by aluminum corrosion in solutions of sodium aluminate

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    Soler, Lluis; Candela, Angelica Maria; Munoz, Maria; Casado, Juan [Centre Grup de Tecniques de Separacio en Quimica (GTS), Unitat de Quimica Analitica, Departament de Quimica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Campus UAB s/n, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain); Macanas, Jorge [Laboratoire de Genie Chimique, UMR 5503 CNRS-INPT-UPS, Universite de Toulouse, Toulouse (France)

    2009-07-01

    A new process to obtain hydrogen from water using aluminum in sodium aluminate solutions is described and compared with results obtained in aqueous sodium hydroxide. This process consumes only water and aluminum, which are raw materials much cheaper than other compounds used for in situ hydrogen generation, such as hydrocarbons and chemical hydrides, respectively. As a consequence, our process could be an economically feasible alternative for hydrogen to supply fuel cells. Results showed an improvement of the maximum rates and yields of hydrogen production when NaAlO{sub 2} was used instead of NaOH in aqueous solutions. Yields of 100% have been reached using NaAlO{sub 2} concentrations higher than 0.65 M and first order kinetics at concentrations below 0.75 M has been confirmed. Two different heterogeneous kinetic models are verified for NaAlO{sub 2} aqueous solutions. The activation energy (E{sub a}) of the process with NaAlO{sub 2} is 71 kJ mol{sup -1}, confirming a control by a chemical step. A mechanism unifying the behavior of Al corrosion in NaOH and NaAlO{sub 2} solutions is presented. The application of this process could reduce costs in power sources based on fuel cells that nowadays use hydrides as raw material for hydrogen production. (author)

  14. Cation disordering in magnesium aluminate spinel crystals induced by electron or ion irradiation

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    Structural changes in magnesium aluminate spinel (MgO · nAl2O3) single crystals, which were irradiated with 900 keV electrons or 1 MeV Ne+ ions at 873 K, were examined by electron channeling enhanced X-ray microanalysis. Unirradiated MgO · Al2O3 has a tendency to form the normal spinel configuration, where Mg2+ ions and Al3+ ions occupy mainly the tetrahedral and the octahedral sites, respectively. Electron irradiation induces simple cation disordering between the tetrahedral sites and the octahedral sites in MgO · Al2O3. In addition to cation disordering, slight evacuation of cations from the tetrahedral sites to the octahedral sites occurs in a peak-damaged area in MgO · Al2O3 irradiated with Ne+ ions. In contrast, cation disordering is suppressed in MgO · 2.4Al2O3 irradiated with electrons. The structural vacancies, present in the non-stoichiometric compound, appear to be effective in promoting irradiation damage recovery through interstitial-vacancy recombination

  15. A theoretical study of intrinsic point defects and defect clusters in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Point and small cluster defects in magnesium aluminate spinel have been studied from a first principles viewpoint. Typical point defects that occur during collision cascade simulations are cation anti-site defects, which have a small formation energy and are very stable, O and Mg split interstitials and vacancies. Isolated Al interstitials were found to be energetically unfavourable but could occur as part of a split Mg-Al pair or as a three atom-three vacancy Al 'ring' defect, previously observed in collision cascades using empirical potentials. The structure and energetics of the defects were investigated using density functional theory (DFT) and the results compared to simulations using empirical fixed charge potentials. Each point defect was studied in a variety of supercell sizes in order to ensure convergence. It was found that empirical potential simulations significantly overestimate formation energies, but that the type and relative stability of the defects are well predicted by the empirical potentials both for point defects and small defect clusters.

  16. Damage structures in fast neutron irradiated magnesium aluminate and electron irradiated aluminum oxynitride spinels

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    Single crystals of magnesium aluminate spinel, MgO(Al2O3)sub(n), n=1, 1.1, and 2, were neutron irradiated in EBR-II to a fluence of 2 x 1026 n/m2 (E > 0.111 MeV) at 680 and 815 K. Control specimens were aged 1 year at 815 K for comparison. TEM analysis of the irradiated specimens showed that they contained faulted prismatic dislocation loops with fault vectors R=a/4 on [110] planes in the n=1 and 1.1 spinels, and with R=a/6 on [111] in the n=1.1 and 2 spinels. Alumina-rich control specimens precipitated a new ordered phase. Polycrystalline aluminum oxynitride spinel, AIN(Al2O3)sub(1.8), was electron irridiated with 0.8 and 1 MeV electrons in the HVEM over the temperature range 300-1100 K. No defect aggregation was observed at any temperature, through thick or thin sections. Coherent twins developed on the facets of sintering pores open to the surface. (orig.)

  17. EFFECTS OF XE ION IRRADIATION AND SUBSEQUENT ANNEALING ON THE PROPERTIES OF MAGNESIUM-ALUMINATE SPINEL

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    Single crystals of magnesium-aluminate spinel MgAl2O4 were irradiated with 340 keV Xe2 ions at minus173 C (approximately 100 K). A fluence of 1 x 1020 Xe/m2 created an amorphous layer at the surface of the samples. The samples were annealed for 1 h at different temperatures ranging from 130 C to 880 C. Recrystallization took place in the temperature interval between 610 C and 855 C. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images show two distinct layers near the surface: (1) a polycrystalline layer with columnar grain structure; and (2) a buried damaged layer epitaxial with the substrate. After annealing at 1100 C for 52 days, the profile of implanted Xe ions did not change, which means that Xe ions are not mobile in the spinel structure up to 1100 C. The thickness of the buried damaged layer decreased significantly in the 1100 C annealed sample comparing to the sample annealed for 1 h at 855 C

  18. A theoretical study of intrinsic point defects and defect clusters in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Gilbert, C. A.; Smith, R.; Kenny, S. D.; Murphy, S. T.; Grimes, R. W.; Ball, J. A.

    2009-07-01

    Point and small cluster defects in magnesium aluminate spinel have been studied from a first principles viewpoint. Typical point defects that occur during collision cascade simulations are cation anti-site defects, which have a small formation energy and are very stable, O and Mg split interstitials and vacancies. Isolated Al interstitials were found to be energetically unfavourable but could occur as part of a split Mg-Al pair or as a three atom-three vacancy Al 'ring' defect, previously observed in collision cascades using empirical potentials. The structure and energetics of the defects were investigated using density functional theory (DFT) and the results compared to simulations using empirical fixed charge potentials. Each point defect was studied in a variety of supercell sizes in order to ensure convergence. It was found that empirical potential simulations significantly overestimate formation energies, but that the type and relative stability of the defects are well predicted by the empirical potentials both for point defects and small defect clusters.

  19. Mechanical properties and microstructure of α-alumina and magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with He ions

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    Mechanical properties of α-alumina, stoichiometric- and nonstoichiometric-magnesium aluminate spinel single crystals were examined by using ultra-microhardness technique. The samples were irradiated with 100 keV He- ions at temperatures of 300-870 K and to fluences up to 2 x 1020 He-/m2. Apparent hardness, ΔH, in α-alumina increases with fluence in three stages, while that of spinel crystals increases monotonically with fluence. We have also evaluated elastic modulus, plastic and elastic energies, and plastic and elastic indentation depths through the analysis of load-displacement curves. These analyses showed that plastic and elastic hardening are responsible for the variation of ΔH of α-alumina, and that plastic hardening is the main cause of hardening in spinel crystals. Corresponding TEM observations suggested the importance of point defects and/or 'invisible' defect clusters for radiation hardening compared to 'visible' dislocation loops. The relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties is given for various ceramics. (orig.)

  20. Microstructure and atomic disordering of magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with swift heavy ions

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    We have investigated the microstructure and atomic disordering of nearly stoichiometric magnesium aluminate spinel (MgO . 1.1Al2O3), irradiated with 200 MeV Xe14+ ions (S e = 25 keV/nm). Transmission electron microscopy techniques of bright-field (BF) and high-resolution (HR) imaging, as well as high angular resolution electron channeling X-ray spectroscopy (HARECXS) were employed for quantitative analysis of radiation-induced structural change. BF images of ion tracks show columnar dark contrast of ∼4 nm in diameter accompanying distinct black or white dots at the incident surface. Clear lattice fringes are observed in HR images even inside the ion tracks, indicating that the spinel crystals are not amorphized but partially disordered along the ion tracks. HARECXS analysis showed that cation disordering progresses successively with ion fluence, and the disordered regions are found to extend over 12.8 ± 0.9 nm in diameter for Al ions and 9.6 ± 0.6 nm for Mg ions along the ion tracks. This chemically disordered region is much larger than the strained volume detected by BF and HR images

  1. Cation disordering in magnesium aluminate spinel crystals induced by electron or ion irradiation

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    Soeda, Takeshi; Matsumura, Syo; Kinoshita, Chiken; Zaluzec, Nestor J.

    2000-12-01

    Structural changes in magnesium aluminate spinel (MgO · nAl 2O 3) single crystals, which were irradiated with 900 keV electrons or 1 MeV Ne + ions at 873 K, were examined by electron channeling enhanced X-ray microanalysis. Unirradiated MgO · Al 2O 3 has a tendency to form the normal spinel configuration, where Mg 2+ ions and Al 3+ ions occupy mainly the tetrahedral and the octahedral sites, respectively. Electron irradiation induces simple cation disordering between the tetrahedral sites and the octahedral sites in MgO · Al 2O 3. In addition to cation disordering, slight evacuation of cations from the tetrahedral sites to the octahedral sites occurs in a peak-damaged area in MgO · Al 2O 3 irradiated with Ne + ions. In contrast, cation disordering is suppressed in MgO · 2.4Al 2O 3 irradiated with electrons. The structural vacancies, present in the non-stoichiometric compound, appear to be effective in promoting irradiation damage recovery through interstitial-vacancy recombination.

  2. Transparent magnesium aluminate spinel: a prospective biomaterial for esthetic orthodontic brackets.

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    Krishnan, Manu; Tiwari, Brijesh; Seema, Saraswathy; Kalra, Namitha; Biswas, Papiya; Rajeswari, Kotikalapudi; Suresh, Madireddy Buchi; Johnson, Roy; Gokhale, Nitin M; Iyer, Satish R; Londhe, Sanjay; Arora, Vimal; Tripathi, Rajendra P

    2014-11-01

    Adult orthodontics is recently gaining popularity due to its importance in esthetics, oral and general health. However, none of the currently available alumina or zirconia based ceramic orthodontic brackets meet the esthetic demands of adult patients. Inherent hexagonal lattice structure and associated birefringence limits the visible light transmission in polycrystalline alumina and make them appear white and non transparent. Hence focus of the present study was to assess the feasibility of using magnesium aluminate (MgAl2O4) spinel; a member of the transparent ceramic family for esthetic orthodontic brackets. Transparent spinel specimens were developed from commercially available white spinel powder through colloidal shaping followed by pressureless sintering and hot isostatic pressing at optimum conditions of temperature and pressure. Samples were characterized for chemical composition, phases, density, hardness, flexural strength, fracture toughness and optical transmission. Biocompatibility was evaluated with in-vitro cell line experiments for cytotoxicity, apoptosis and genotoxicity. Results showed that transparent spinel samples had requisite physico-chemical, mechanical, optical and excellent biocompatibility for fabricating orthodontic brackets. Transparent spinel developed through this method demonstrated its possibility as a prospective biomaterial for developing esthetic orthodontic brackets. PMID:25027301

  3. Mechanical properties and microstructure of {alpha}-alumina and magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with He ions

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    Izumi, K.; Yasuda, K.; Kinoshita, C.; Kutsuwada, M. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Dept. of Appl. Quantum Phys. and Nucl. Eng.

    1998-10-01

    Mechanical properties of {alpha}-alumina, stoichiometric- and nonstoichiometric-magnesium aluminate spinel single crystals were examined by using ultra-microhardness technique. The samples were irradiated with 100 keV He{sup -} ions at temperatures of 300-870 K and to fluences up to 2 x 10{sup 20} He{sup -}/m{sup 2}. Apparent hardness, {Delta}H, in {alpha}-alumina increases with fluence in three stages, while that of spinel crystals increases monotonically with fluence. We have also evaluated elastic modulus, plastic and elastic energies, and plastic and elastic indentation depths through the analysis of load-displacement curves. These analyses showed that plastic and elastic hardening are responsible for the variation of {Delta}H of {alpha}-alumina, and that plastic hardening is the main cause of hardening in spinel crystals. Corresponding TEM observations suggested the importance of point defects and/or `invisible` defect clusters for radiation hardening compared to `visible` dislocation loops. The relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties is given for various ceramics. (orig.) 18 refs.

  4. Atomistic structures of metastable and amorphous phases in ion-irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Ishimaru, Manabu; Hirotsu, Yoshihiko [Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka (Japan); Afanasyev-Charkin, Ivan V.; Sickafus, Kurt E. [Materials Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2002-02-18

    Ion-beam-induced microstructures in magnesium aluminate (MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}) spinel have been examined using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Irradiations were performed at cryogenic temperature ({approx}120 K) on MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel single-crystal surfaces with (111) orientation, using 180 keV neon (Ne{sup +}) ions to ion fluences ranging from 10{sup 16} to 10{sup 17} Ne{sup +} cm{sup -2}. Cross-sectional TEM observations indicated that the MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel transforms first into a metastable crystalline phase and then into an amorphous phase under these irradiation conditions. On the basis of selected-area electron diffraction and high-resolution TEM, we concluded that Ne-ion-beam irradiation induces an ordered spinel-to-disordered rock-salt-like structural phase transformation. Atomistic structures of amorphous MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} were also examined on the basis of atomic pair distribution functions. We compared the experimentally obtained results with previous theoretically calculated results for the metastable and amorphous phases of MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}, and discussed the validity of the proposed ion-beam-induced structural changes in MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel. (author)

  5. EFFECTS OF XE ION IRRADIATION AND SUBSEQUENT ANNEALING ON THE PROPERTIES OF MAGNESIUM-ALUMINATE SPINEL

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    I. AFANASYEV; ET AL

    2000-04-01

    Single crystals of magnesium-aluminate spinel MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} were irradiated with 340 keV Xe{sup 2} ions at {minus}173 C ({approximately} 100 K). A fluence of 1 x 10{sup 20} Xe/m{sup 2} created an amorphous layer at the surface of the samples. The samples were annealed for 1 h at different temperatures ranging from 130 C to 880 C. Recrystallization took place in the temperature interval between 610 C and 855 C. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images show two distinct layers near the surface: (1) a polycrystalline layer with columnar grain structure; and (2) a buried damaged layer epitaxial with the substrate. After annealing at 1100 C for 52 days, the profile of implanted Xe ions did not change, which means that Xe ions are not mobile in the spinel structure up to 1100 C. The thickness of the buried damaged layer decreased significantly in the 1100 C annealed sample comparing to the sample annealed for 1 h at 855 C.

  6. Absorption and spectroscopic ellipsometry study of electron irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Magnesium aluminate spinels were irradiated by electron beams with energy of 1.7 MeV and fluence from 1013 to 1017 electrons cm-2. After irradiation, the samples were annealed at different temperatures from 100 to 500 C. Spectroscopic ellipsometry and absorption were used to study the effects of optical properties in the spinel produced by irradiation and subsequent annealing. The results obtained by absorption spectra showed that many F-type absorption centers were produced in the spinels. With increasing electron fluence, we observed an increase in optical absorption, especially in the vicinity of the absorption band at 5.3 eV. The concentration of F-type absorption centers increased as the electron fluence increased. The F-type absorption centers can be destroyed by isochronal annealing. The refractive index obtained by analyzing the ellipsometric spectra changed as the irradiation fluence and subsequent annealing temperature changed. Based on our findings, an attempt has been made to explain the above mentioned phenomena. (orig.)

  7. Void formation in magnesium aluminate spinel heavily irradiated with fast neutrons

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    Fukumoto, Ken-ichi [Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Inst. for Materials Research; Kinoshita, Chiken; Garner, F.A.

    1995-08-01

    Single crystals of magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}) were heavily irradiated to fission neutron fluences from {approx}1x10{sup 26} to {approx}2x10{sup 27} n/m{sup 2} (E>0.1 MeV) at 658 and 1,023 K in FFTF (Fast Flux Test Facility) to investigate their microstructural evolution under heavy neutron irradiation and to confirm their previously observed resistance to void swelling. At 658 K no voids were observed up to 2.29x10{sup 27} n/m{sup 2}, but 1/4[110] interstitial loops were formed. These loops changed their habit planes from (111) to (110) with increasing neutron fluence. At 1,023 K the 1/4[110] type of interstitial loops grew to form stacking fault networks composed of stacking faults on each of the six equivalent {l_brace}110{r_brace} planes. Tiny voids were also observed to form preferentially no or near stacking faults after 1.37x10{sup 27} n/m{sup 2}. A limited number of very small cavities, contributing to a volumetric swelling of only 0.07%, were also observed in the crystal matrix after 2.17x10{sup 27} n/m{sup 2}. The possible mechanisms of suppression of void formation in MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} are discussed. (author).

  8. Atomistic structures of metastable and amorphous phases in ion-irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Ion-beam-induced microstructures in magnesium aluminate (MgAl2O4) spinel have been examined using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Irradiations were performed at cryogenic temperature (∼120 K) on MgAl2O4 spinel single-crystal surfaces with (111) orientation, using 180 keV neon (Ne+) ions to ion fluences ranging from 1016 to 1017 Ne+ cm-2. Cross-sectional TEM observations indicated that the MgAl2O4 spinel transforms first into a metastable crystalline phase and then into an amorphous phase under these irradiation conditions. On the basis of selected-area electron diffraction and high-resolution TEM, we concluded that Ne-ion-beam irradiation induces an ordered spinel-to-disordered rock-salt-like structural phase transformation. Atomistic structures of amorphous MgAl2O4 were also examined on the basis of atomic pair distribution functions. We compared the experimentally obtained results with previous theoretically calculated results for the metastable and amorphous phases of MgAl2O4, and discussed the validity of the proposed ion-beam-induced structural changes in MgAl2O4 spinel. (author)

  9. Microstructure and atomic disordering of magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with swift heavy ions

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    Yamamoto, T.; Shimada, M.; Yasuda, K.; Matsumura, S.; Chimi, Y.; Ishikawa, N.

    2006-04-01

    We have investigated the microstructure and atomic disordering of nearly stoichiometric magnesium aluminate spinel (MgO · 1.1Al2O3), irradiated with 200 MeV Xe14+ ions (Se = 25 keV/nm). Transmission electron microscopy techniques of bright-field (BF) and high-resolution (HR) imaging, as well as high angular resolution electron channeling X-ray spectroscopy (HARECXS) were employed for quantitative analysis of radiation-induced structural change. BF images of ion tracks show columnar dark contrast of ∼4 nm in diameter accompanying distinct black or white dots at the incident surface. Clear lattice fringes are observed in HR images even inside the ion tracks, indicating that the spinel crystals are not amorphized but partially disordered along the ion tracks. HARECXS analysis showed that cation disordering progresses successively with ion fluence, and the disordered regions are found to extend over 12.8 ± 0.9 nm in diameter for Al ions and 9.6 ± 0.6 nm for Mg ions along the ion tracks. This chemically disordered region is much larger than the strained volume detected by BF and HR images.

  10. Void formation in magnesium aluminate spinel heavily irradiated with fast neutrons

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    Single crystals of magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4) were heavily irradiated to fission neutron fluences from ∼1x1026 to ∼2x1027 n/m2 (E>0.1 MeV) at 658 and 1,023 K in FFTF (Fast Flux Test Facility) to investigate their microstructural evolution under heavy neutron irradiation and to confirm their previously observed resistance to void swelling. At 658 K no voids were observed up to 2.29x1027 n/m2, but 1/4[110] interstitial loops were formed. These loops changed their habit planes from (111) to (110) with increasing neutron fluence. At 1,023 K the 1/4[110] type of interstitial loops grew to form stacking fault networks composed of stacking faults on each of the six equivalent {110} planes. Tiny voids were also observed to form preferentially no or near stacking faults after 1.37x1027 n/m2. A limited number of very small cavities, contributing to a volumetric swelling of only 0.07%, were also observed in the crystal matrix after 2.17x1027 n/m2. The possible mechanisms of suppression of void formation in MgAl2O4 are discussed. (author)

  11. Cation disordering in magnesium aluminate spinel crystals induced by electron or ion irradiation

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    Soeda, Takeshi E-mail: soeda@regroup5.nucl.kyushu-u.ac.jp; Matsumura, Syo; Kinoshita, Chiken; Zaluzec, Nestor J

    2000-12-01

    Structural changes in magnesium aluminate spinel (MgO {center_dot} nAl{sub 2}O{sub 3}) single crystals, which were irradiated with 900 keV electrons or 1 MeV Ne{sup +} ions at 873 K, were examined by electron channeling enhanced X-ray microanalysis. Unirradiated MgO {center_dot} Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} has a tendency to form the normal spinel configuration, where Mg{sup 2+} ions and Al{sup 3+} ions occupy mainly the tetrahedral and the octahedral sites, respectively. Electron irradiation induces simple cation disordering between the tetrahedral sites and the octahedral sites in MgO {center_dot} Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. In addition to cation disordering, slight evacuation of cations from the tetrahedral sites to the octahedral sites occurs in a peak-damaged area in MgO {center_dot} Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} irradiated with Ne{sup +} ions. In contrast, cation disordering is suppressed in MgO {center_dot} 2.4Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} irradiated with electrons. The structural vacancies, present in the non-stoichiometric compound, appear to be effective in promoting irradiation damage recovery through interstitial-vacancy recombination.

  12. Mechanical properties and microstructure of α-alumina and magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with He ions

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    Izumi, Koichiro; Yasuda, Kazuhiro; Kinoshita, Chiken; Kutsuwada, Masanori

    1998-10-01

    Mechanical properties of α-alumina, stoichiometric- and nonstoichiometric-magnesium aluminate spinel single crystals were examined by using ultra-microhardness technique. The samples were irradiated with 100 keV He + ions at temperatures of 300-870 K and to fluences up to 2 × 10 20 He +/m 2. Apparent hardness, Δ H, in α-alumina increases with fluence in three stages, while that of spinel crystals increases monotonically with fluence. We have also evaluated elastic modulus, plastic and elastic energies, and plastic and elastic indentation depths through the analysis of load-displacement curves. These analyses showed that plastic and elastic hardening are responsible for the variation of Δ H of α-alumina, and that plastic hardening is the main cause of hardening in spinel crystals. Corresponding TEM observations suggested the importance of point defects and/or `invisible' defect clusters for radiation hardening compared to `visible' dislocation loops. The relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties is given for various ceramics.

  13. Coprecipitation Synthesis of Superplastic 3 Mol. % Yttria -- Stabilized Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystalline / Magnesium Aluminate Spinel Nanocomposite

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    Opoku, Michael

    3 mole % Yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystalline/Magnesium aluminate spinel (3Y-TZP/MgAl2O4) nanocomposite have exhibited high strain rate superplasticity at 1.7x10--2 --3.3x10--1 s --1. Low strain rate superplasticity (10--5--10 --3 s--1) has been the main drawback of using superplastic ceramics in industries. Microstructural design of 3Y-TZP/MgAl2O4 composite is a key in obtaining high strain rate superplasticity within the range of 10 --2--100 s--1 ). 3Y-TZP/MgAl2O4 may experience a surge in its application at high temperature if the microstructure is designed to exhibit high strain rates at low temperatures. In the present study, the reverse coprecipitation synthesis technique was adopted to synthesize nanocomposite powders containing 70%3Y-TZP/30%MgAl 2O4 and 60%3Y-TZP/40%MgAl2O4 with microstructural characteristics suitable for superplastic application. It was expected that the coprecipitation synthesis technique route will yield highly homogeneous nanocrystalline composite powders, which could be sintered into a dense component with high thermal stability of the small grains. Microstructual features observed after processing powders of 3Y-TZP/MgAl2O4 revealed that the coprecipitation synthesis is a suitable technique for processing nanocomposite powders for superplastic application.

  14. Absorption and spectroscopic ellipsometry study of electron irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Yang Shenghong; Zhang Yueli; Mo Dang [State Key Lab. of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen Univ. Guangzhou (China)

    2010-08-15

    Magnesium aluminate spinels were irradiated by electron beams with energy of 1.7 MeV and fluence from 10{sup 13} to 10{sup 17} electrons cm{sup -2}. After irradiation, the samples were annealed at different temperatures from 100 to 500 C. Spectroscopic ellipsometry and absorption were used to study the effects of optical properties in the spinel produced by irradiation and subsequent annealing. The results obtained by absorption spectra showed that many F-type absorption centers were produced in the spinels. With increasing electron fluence, we observed an increase in optical absorption, especially in the vicinity of the absorption band at 5.3 eV. The concentration of F-type absorption centers increased as the electron fluence increased. The F-type absorption centers can be destroyed by isochronal annealing. The refractive index obtained by analyzing the ellipsometric spectra changed as the irradiation fluence and subsequent annealing temperature changed. Based on our findings, an attempt has been made to explain the above mentioned phenomena. (orig.)

  15. Atomistic structures of metastable and amorphous phases in ion-irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Ishimaru, Manabu; Hirotsu, Yoshihiko; Afanasyev-Charkin, Ivan V.; Sickafus, Kurt E.

    2002-02-01

    Ion-beam-induced microstructures in magnesium aluminate (MgAl2O4) spinel have been examined using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Irradiations were performed at cryogenic temperature (~120 K) on MgAl2O4 spinel single-crystal surfaces with (111) orientation, using 180 keV neon (Ne+) ions to ion fluences ranging from 1016 to 1017 Ne+ cm-2. Cross-sectional TEM observations indicated that the MgAl2O4 spinel transforms first into a metastable crystalline phase and then into an amorphous phase under these irradiation conditions. On the basis of selected-area electron diffraction and high-resolution TEM, we concluded that Ne-ion-beam irradiation induces an ordered spinel-to-disordered rock-salt-like structural phase transformation. Atomistic structures of amorphous MgAl2O4 were also examined on the basis of atomic pair distribution functions. We compared the experimentally obtained results with previous theoretically calculated results for the metastable and amorphous phases of MgAl2O4, and discussed the validity of the proposed ion-beam-induced structural changes in MgAl2O4 spinel.

  16. A theoretical study of intrinsic point defects and defect clusters in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Gilbert, C A; Smith, R; Kenny, S D [Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU (United Kingdom); Murphy, S T; Grimes, R W; Ball, J A [Department of Materials, Imperial College, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BP (United Kingdom)

    2009-07-08

    Point and small cluster defects in magnesium aluminate spinel have been studied from a first principles viewpoint. Typical point defects that occur during collision cascade simulations are cation anti-site defects, which have a small formation energy and are very stable, O and Mg split interstitials and vacancies. Isolated Al interstitials were found to be energetically unfavourable but could occur as part of a split Mg-Al pair or as a three atom-three vacancy Al 'ring' defect, previously observed in collision cascades using empirical potentials. The structure and energetics of the defects were investigated using density functional theory (DFT) and the results compared to simulations using empirical fixed charge potentials. Each point defect was studied in a variety of supercell sizes in order to ensure convergence. It was found that empirical potential simulations significantly overestimate formation energies, but that the type and relative stability of the defects are well predicted by the empirical potentials both for point defects and small defect clusters.

  17. Microstructure and atomic disordering of magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with swift heavy ions

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    Yamamoto, T. [Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Hakozaki 6-10-1, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Shimada, M. [Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Hakozaki 6-10-1, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Yasuda, K. [Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Hakozaki 6-10-1, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Matsumura, S. [Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Hakozaki 6-10-1, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan)]. E-mail: syo@nucl.kyushu-u.ac.jp; Chimi, Y. [Department of Materials Science, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai (Japan); Ishikawa, N. [Department of Materials Science, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai (Japan)

    2006-04-15

    We have investigated the microstructure and atomic disordering of nearly stoichiometric magnesium aluminate spinel (MgO . 1.1Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}), irradiated with 200 MeV Xe{sup 14+} ions (S {sub e} = 25 keV/nm). Transmission electron microscopy techniques of bright-field (BF) and high-resolution (HR) imaging, as well as high angular resolution electron channeling X-ray spectroscopy (HARECXS) were employed for quantitative analysis of radiation-induced structural change. BF images of ion tracks show columnar dark contrast of {approx}4 nm in diameter accompanying distinct black or white dots at the incident surface. Clear lattice fringes are observed in HR images even inside the ion tracks, indicating that the spinel crystals are not amorphized but partially disordered along the ion tracks. HARECXS analysis showed that cation disordering progresses successively with ion fluence, and the disordered regions are found to extend over 12.8 {+-} 0.9 nm in diameter for Al ions and 9.6 {+-} 0.6 nm for Mg ions along the ion tracks. This chemically disordered region is much larger than the strained volume detected by BF and HR images.

  18. Superplastic flow in a non-stoichiometric ceramic: Magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Lappalainen, R.; Pannikkat, A.; Raj, R. (Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering)

    1993-04-01

    Tensile superplastic deformation of ceramics is often limited by their susceptibility to intergranular cavitation. However, the authors find that fine grained magnesium aluminate spinel exhibits unusual superplastic ductility at strain rates of up to 5 [times] 10[sup [minus]4]s[sup [minus]1] and at temperatures below 1,280 C. The ductility is all the more remarkable because the flow stress of the spinel was in the range of several hundred MPa. The authors propose that the unusual cavitation resistance of interfaces in spinel is related to its non-stoichiometry. They further propose that the non-linear threshold stress like rheology which they have measured is related to an electrical double (barrier) layer which is postulated to form to compensate the net charge at interfaces of non-stoichiometric ceramics. They estimate that a boundary double layer potential, [psi][sub b], of 5-50 mV can account for this threshold stress. The phenomenological characteristics of superplastic flow in the spinel are shared by other non-stoichiometric ceramics such as yttria stabilized zirconia, hydroxyapatite and zinc sulfide.

  19. 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.

  20. Effective fingerprint recognition technique using doped yttrium aluminate nano phosphor material.

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    Darshan, G P; Premkumar, H B; Nagabhushana, H; Sharma, S C; Prashanth, S C; Prasad, B Daruka

    2016-02-15

    First time the yttrium aluminate nanoparticles are used to improve the fingerprint quality. Eco-friendly green combustion process is used to synthesize YAlO3:Sm(3+) (0.5-11mol%) nanophosphor using green tea leaf extract as non-toxic and eco-friendly fuel. Powder X-ray diffraction study confirms the orthorhombic phase. The average sizes of the crystallites were found to be in the range 20-35nm. The emission peaks centered at 564, 601 and 647nm is attributed to 4f-4f (4)G5/2→(6)HJ=5/2,7/2,9/2 forbidden transitions of Sm(3+) ions. Judd-Ofelt theory is applied to experimental data for providing qualitative support by determining J-O intensity parameters. The Commission International De I-Eclairage chromaticity co-ordinates are very close to National Television System Committee standard value of white emission (x=0.296, y=0.237). Further, correlated color temperature is found to be ∼11,900K. A simple, fast, highly sensitive and low-cost method for the detection and enhancement of fingermarks in a broad range of surfaces is developed and constitutes an alternative to traditional luminescent powders. PMID:26619131

  1. Thermal neutron response and theoretical comparison of LiF coated aluminized Mylar

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    Nelson, Kyle A., E-mail: knelson1@ksu.edu; Bellinger, Steven L.; Edwards, Nathaniel S.; Montag, Benjamin W.; Schmidt, Aaron J.; Wayant, Clayton; McGregor, Douglas S.

    2014-10-21

    Thin layers of LiF were deposited on a 2.0 µm thick aluminized BoPET (i.e. Mylar) in thicknesses of 4.5, 9.9, and 14.0 µm using an electron beam evaporator. These coatings were thinner than the summed triton and alpha particle range from the {sup 6}Li(n,t){sup 4}He reaction, which allows both particles to escape a suspended absorber sheet simultaneously and measured in a proportional gas region concurrently. Each thickness of the LiF coated Mylar sheets were positioned separately in a test chamber that had a single anode wire positioned on each side of the absorber sheets. The thermal neutron response pulse-height spectra were collected for each LiF thickness and are presented and discussed. The coatings became fragile at thicknesses greater than 5.0 µm and would flake off of the Mylar sheets. Additionally, the ideal LiF coating thickness that maximizes the intrinsic thermal neutron detection efficiency is greater than 5.0 µm, which is discussed in a greater detail in the text. Overall, the detectors are capable of achieving thermal-neutron detection efficiencies greater than 30% for a 5 layer device and 60 % for 20 layers, but these devices are complex to fabricate due to flaking of the LiF coatings. Additional research is required to eliminate flaking by possibly using additional mechanical structures or adhesive materials.

  2. Isotopic and REE studies of lunar basalt 12038: Implications for petrogenesis of aluminous mare basalts

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    We report Sr, Nd, and Sm isotopic studies of lunar basalt 12038, one of the so-called aluminous mare basalts. A precise internal Rb-Sr isochron yields a crystallization age of 3.35 +- 0.09 AE and initial 87Sr/86Sr = 0.69922 +- 2 (2sigma error limits, 1 AE = 109 years, lambda(87Rb) = 0.0139 AE-1). An internal Sm-Nd isochron yields an age of 3.28 +- 0.23 AE and initial 143Nd/144Nd = 0.50764 +- 28. Present-day 143Nd/144Nd is less than the 'chondritic' value, i.e. epsilon(Nd,0) = -2.3 +- O.4 where epsilon(Nd) is the deviation of 143Nd/144Nd from chondritic evolution, expressed as parts in 104. At the time of crystallization epsilon(Nd,3.2 AE) = 1.5 +- 0.6. We have successfully modeled the evolution of the Sr and Nd isotopic compositions and the REE abundances within the framework of our earlier model for Apollo 12 olivine-pigeonite and ilmenite basalts. (orig./HAE)

  3. X-AFm stabilization as a mechanism of bypassing conversion phenomena in calcium aluminate cements

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    Phase conversion phenomena are often observed in calcium aluminate cements (CACs), when the water-rich hydrates (e.g., CAH10, C2AH8) formed at early ages, at temperatures ≤ 30 °C, expel water in time to form more compact, less water-rich structures (C3AH6). The phase conversions follow a path regulated by the thermodynamic stabilities (solubilities) of phases. Based on this premise, it is proposed that conversion phenomena in CACs can be bypassed by provoking the precipitation of phases more preferred than those typically encountered along the conversion pathway. Therefore, X-AFm formation (where in this case, X = NO3−) triggered by the sequential addition of calcium nitrate (Ca(NO3)2 = CN) additives is identified as a new means of bypassing conversion. A multi-method approach comprising X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermal analytics, and evaluations of the compressive strength is applied to correlate phase balances and properties of CAC systems cured at 25 °C and 45 °C. The results highlight the absence of the C3AH6 phase across all systems and the curing conditions considered, with enhanced strengths being noted, when sufficient quantities of CN are added. The experimental outcomes are supported by insights gained from thermodynamic calculations which highlight thermodynamic selectivity as a means of regulating and controlling the evolutions of solid phase balances using inorganic salts in CACs, and more generally in cementing material systems

  4. Contribution to the study of wastes stabilization by sulfo-aluminate cement

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    Calcium sulfo-aluminate cement is mainly composed of yeelimite known to be a precursor of ettringite formation. Ettringite is able to incorporate several heavy metals by isomorphous substitutions without altering its crystalline structure. The design of a binder required for immobilizing heavy metals was undertaken. The hydration study of clinker, and cement containing 4 amounts of gypsum has been carried out by means of XRD, DTA and IR spectrometry. It was pointed out that the addition of gypsum enhances hydration. Two binders were selected: 80/20 and 70/30. The immobilisation of 7 pollutants was very successful. Nevertheless, damages appeared with the binder 70/30 containing sodium chromate and dichromate: sodium caused activation of yeelimite reactivity and important dissolution of gypsum leading to important ettringite production. With a great amount of gypsum (30 %), dissolution led to secondary ettringite formation which damaged the hardened paste. Adding polyol enhances the retention of sodium chromate. On the other hand, the immobilisation of two types of weakly radioactive wastes supplied by CEA has been made. Results obtained in terms of setting time, compressive strength and leaching were excellent. (author)

  5. Analyses of Hubble Space Telescope Aluminized-Teflon Insulation Retrieved After 19 Years of Space Exposure

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    deGroh, Kim K.; Waters, Deborah L.; Mohammed, Jelila S.; Perry, Bruce A.; Banks, Bruce A.

    2012-01-01

    Since its launch in April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has made many important observations from its vantage point in low Earth orbit (LEO). However, as seen during five servicing missions, the outer layer of multilayer insulation (MLI) has become successively more embrittled and has cracked in many areas. In May 2009, during the 5th servicing mission (called SM4), two MLI blankets were replaced with new insulation pieces and the space-exposed MLI blankets were retrieved for degradation analyses by teams at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The MLI blankets were from Equipment Bay 8, which received direct sunlight, and Equipment Bay 5, which received grazing sunlight. Each blanket contained a range of unique regions based on environmental exposure and/or physical appearance. The retrieved MLI blanket s aluminized-Teflon (DuPont) fluorinated ethylene propylene (Al-FEP) outer layers have been analyzed for changes in optical, physical, and mechanical properties, along with space induced chemical and morphological changes. When compared to pristine material, the analyses have shown how the Al-FEP was severely affected by the space environment. This paper reviews tensile properties, solar absorptance, thermal emittance, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) data and atomic oxygen erosion values of the retrieved HST blankets after 19 years of space exposure.

  6. Aluminizing a Ni sheet through severe plastic deformation induced by ball collisions

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    Romankov, S.; Shchetinin, I. V.; Park, Y. C.

    2015-07-01

    Aluminizing a Ni sheet was performed through severe plastic deformation induced by ball collisions. The Ni sheet was fixed in the center of a mechanically vibrated vial between two connected parts. The balls were loaded into the vial on both sides of the Ni disk. Al disks, which were fixed on the top and the bottom of the vial, served as the sources of Al contamination. During processing, the Ni sheet was subject to intense ball collisions. The Al fragments were transferred and alloyed to the surface of the Ni sheet by these collisions. The combined effects of deformation-induced plastic flow, mechanical intermixing, and grain refinement resulted in the formation of a dense, continuous nanostructured Al layer on the Ni surface on both sides of the sheet. The Al layer consisted of Al grains with an average size of about 40 nm. The Al layer was reinforced with nano-sized Ni flakes that were introduced from the Ni surface during processing. The local amorphization at the Ni/Al interface revealed that the bonding between Ni and Al was formed by mechanical intermixing of atomic layers at the interface. The hardness of the fabricated Al layer was 10 times that of the initial Al plate. The ball collisions destroyed the initial rolling texture of the Ni sheet and induced the formation of the mixed [1 0 0] + [1 1 1] fiber texture. The laminar rolling structure of the Ni was transformed into an ultrafine grain structure.

  7. The Hydration and Carbonation of Tricalcium Aluminate (C3A) in the Presence of Heavy Metals

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    CHEN Quanyuan; C. D. Hills; M. Tyrer; I. Slipper

    2005-01-01

    The hydration of tricalcium aluminate (C3A) has a significant effect on the effectiveness of cement-based systems. In addition, the carbonation of hydration products of C3A is particularly important in respect of durability performance. The present work investigates the hydration and carbonation reactions of C3A and the changes induced by the presence of the heavy metal ions such as Zn2+, Pb2+, Cu2+ and Cr3+ by X-ray diffractometry (XRD). During hydration of C3A, gehlenite hydrate, hydrogarnet, calcium monoaluminate (C4AHx) and calcium carboaluminate were detected in C3A pastes except the Zn2+doped paste, where hydrogarnet did not form. The examinations revealed that heavy metals coexisted with gehlenite hydrate, calcium monoaluminate (C4AHx) and calcium carboaluminate, inhibiting the formation of hydrogarnet. Hydrating C3A was liable to be carbonated on exposure to air and carbon dioxide, especially in the presence of heavy metals, resulting in the formation of carboaluminate and/or calcium carbonate. The presence of heavy metals in-fluenced the polymorphism of calcium carbonate,ndicating that heavy metals could co-precipitate with calcium to form a carbonate solid solution.

  8. Comprehensive Study of Lanthanum Aluminate High-Dielectric-Constant Gate Oxides for Advanced CMOS Devices

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    Masamichi Suzuki

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available A comprehensive study of the electrical and physical characteristics of Lanthanum Aluminate (LaAlO3 high-dielectric-constant gate oxides for advanced CMOS devices was performed. The most distinctive feature of LaAlO3 as compared with Hf-based high-k materials is the thermal stability at the interface with Si, which suppresses the formation of a low-permittivity Si oxide interfacial layer. Careful selection of the film deposition conditions has enabled successful deposition of an LaAlO3 gate dielectric film with an equivalent oxide thickness (EOT of 0.31 nm. Direct contact with Si has been revealed to cause significant tensile strain to the Si in the interface region. The high stability of the effective work function with respect to the annealing conditions has been demonstrated through comparison with Hf-based dielectrics. It has also been shown that the effective work function can be tuned over a wide range by controlling the La/(La + Al atomic ratio. In addition, gate-first n-MOSFETs with ultrathin EOT that use sulfur-implanted Schottky source/drain technology have been fabricated using a low-temperature process.

  9. Solidification/stabilization of toxic metals in calcium aluminate cement matrices

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    Highlights: • Reliable encapsulation and effective sorption of Pb, Zn and Cu on CAC was proved. • Cu and Pb were fully retained in the CAC mortar, while Zn was retained in 99.99%. •A maximum sorption capacity ca. 60 mg/g CAC was attained for Cu. • Three different PSD patterns were established as a function of XRD phase assemblage. • Some metal-loaded mortars achieved suitable mechanical strengths for landfilling. -- Abstract: The ability of calcium aluminate cement (CAC) to encapsulate toxic metals (Pb, Zn and Cu) was assessed under two curing conditions. Changes in the consistency and in the setting time were found upon the addition of the nitrates of the target metals. Both Pb and Cu caused a delay in CAC hydration, while Zn accelerated the stiffening of the mortar. Compressive strengths of the metal-doped mortars, when initially cured at 60 °C/100% RH, were comparable with that of the free-metal mortar. Three different pore size distribution patterns were identified and related to the compounds identified by XRD and SEM. Sorbent capacities of CAC for the toxic metals were excellent: a total uptake was achieved for up to 3 wt.% loading of the three metals. In this way, CAC mortars were perfectly able to encapsulate the toxic metals, allowing the use of CAC for waste management as proved by the leaching tests

  10. Solution processed lanthanum aluminate gate dielectrics for use in metal oxide-based thin film transistors

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    We report on ZnO-based thin-film transistors (TFTs) employing lanthanum aluminate gate dielectrics (LaxAl1−xOy) grown by spray pyrolysis in ambient atmosphere at 440 °C. The structural, electronic, optical, morphological, and electrical properties of the LaxAl1−xOy films and devices as a function of the lanthanum to aluminium atomic ratio were investigated using a wide range of characterization techniques such as UV-visible absorption spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy, spectroscopic ellipsometry, atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and field-effect measurements. As-deposited LaAlOy dielectrics exhibit a wide band gap (∼6.18 eV), high dielectric constant (k ∼ 16), low roughness (∼1.9 nm), and very low leakage currents (<3 nA/cm2). TFTs employing solution processed LaAlOy gate dielectrics and ZnO semiconducting channels exhibit excellent electron transport characteristics with hysteresis-free operation, low operation voltages (∼10 V), high on/off current modulation ratio of >106, subthreshold swing of ∼650 mV dec−1, and electron mobility of ∼12 cm2 V−1 s−1

  11. Solution processed lanthanum aluminate gate dielectrics for use in metal oxide-based thin film transistors

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    Esro, M.; Adamopoulos, G., E-mail: g.adamopoulos@lancaster.ac.uk [Engineering Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YR (United Kingdom); Mazzocco, R.; Kolosov, O.; Krier, A. [Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YB (United Kingdom); Vourlias, G. [Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Milne, W. I. [Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FA (United Kingdom); Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, University of Canterbury, 4800 Christchurch (New Zealand)

    2015-05-18

    We report on ZnO-based thin-film transistors (TFTs) employing lanthanum aluminate gate dielectrics (La{sub x}Al{sub 1−x}O{sub y}) grown by spray pyrolysis in ambient atmosphere at 440 °C. The structural, electronic, optical, morphological, and electrical properties of the La{sub x}Al{sub 1−x}O{sub y} films and devices as a function of the lanthanum to aluminium atomic ratio were investigated using a wide range of characterization techniques such as UV-visible absorption spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy, spectroscopic ellipsometry, atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and field-effect measurements. As-deposited LaAlO{sub y} dielectrics exhibit a wide band gap (∼6.18 eV), high dielectric constant (k ∼ 16), low roughness (∼1.9 nm), and very low leakage currents (<3 nA/cm{sup 2}). TFTs employing solution processed LaAlO{sub y} gate dielectrics and ZnO semiconducting channels exhibit excellent electron transport characteristics with hysteresis-free operation, low operation voltages (∼10 V), high on/off current modulation ratio of >10{sup 6}, subthreshold swing of ∼650 mV dec{sup −1}, and electron mobility of ∼12 cm{sup 2} V{sup −1} s{sup −1}.

  12. Band gap, band offsets and dielectric constant improvement by addition of yttrium into lanthanum aluminate

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    Liu, Z.Q. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576 (Singapore); Chim, W.K., E-mail: elecwk@nus.edu.sg [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576 (Singapore); Chiam, S.Y., E-mail: chiamsy@imre.a-star.edu.sg [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 3 Research Link, Singapore 117602 (Singapore); Pan, J.S. [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 3 Research Link, Singapore 117602 (Singapore); Ng, C.M. [GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte. Ltd, 60 Woodlands Street 2, Singapore 738406 (Singapore)

    2013-05-01

    We studied the effects of adding yttrium (Y) in bulk lanthanum aluminate (LaAlO{sub 3} or LAO) by investigating the quaternary compound oxide, lanthanum yttrium aluminum oxide La{sub 0.3}Y{sub 0.7}AlO{sub 3} (LYAO), on silicon (Si). It is found that the inclusion of Y to LAO increases the band gap by ∼ 0.9 eV without compromising the dielectric constant. The enhancement in the band gap results in larger band offsets in LYAO and we also observe a decrease in leakage current at low voltage accumulation bias for Al/LYAO/Si as compared to Al/LAO/Si. In addition, the interface trap density of the Al/LYAO/Si structure remains comparable to that of Al/LAO/Si. Our findings show that LYAO is an attractive high dielectric constant material for use in next-generation low standby power devices. - Highlights: • We studied the inclusion of yttrium in LaAlO{sub 3} by investigating La{sub 0.3}Y{sub 0.7}AlO{sub 3} on Si. • Inclusion of yttrium in LaAlO{sub 3} (LAO) increases the band gap by 0.9 eV. • Enhancement in the band gap results in larger band offsets in La{sub 0.3}Y{sub 0.7}AlO{sub 3} (LYAO). • Decrease in leakage current at low voltage for Al/LYAO/Si compared to Al/LAO/Si. • LYAO is an attractive high-k material for low standby power devices.

  13. An Internal Thermal Environment Model of an Aluminized Solid Rocket Motor with Experimental Validation

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    Martin, Heath T.

    2015-01-01

    Due to the severity of the internal solid rocket motor (SRM) environment, very few direct measurements of that environment exist; therefore, the appearance of such data provides a unique opportunity to assess current thermal/fluid modeling capabilities. As part of a previous study of SRM internal insulation performance, the internal thermal environment of a laboratory-scale SRM featuring aluminized propellant was characterized with two types of custom heat-flux calorimeters: one that measured the total heat flux to a graphite slab within the SRM chamber and another that measured the thermal radiation flux. Therefore, in the current study, a thermal/fluid model of this lab-scale SRM was constructed using ANSYS Fluent to predict not only the flow field structure within the SRM and the convective heat transfer to the interior walls, but also the resulting dispersion of alumina droplets and the radiative heat transfer to the interior walls. The dispersion of alumina droplets within the SRM chamber was determined by employing the Lagrangian discrete phase model that was fully coupled to the Eulerian gas-phase flow. The P1-approximation was engaged to model the radiative heat transfer through the SRM chamber where the radiative contributions of the gas phase were ignored and the aggregate radiative properties of the alumina dispersion were computed from the radiative properties of its individual constituent droplets, which were sourced from literature. The convective and radiative heat fluxes computed from the thermal/fluid model were then compared with those measured in the lab-scale SRM test firings and the modeling approach evaluated.

  14. Effect of Composition and Impurities on the Phosphorescence of Green-Emitting Alkaline Earth Aluminate Phosphor.

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    Kim, Doory; Kim, Han-Eol; Kim, Chang-Hong

    2016-01-01

    Recent improvements to SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors have enabled the use of luminescent hosts with a stable crystal structure and high physical and chemical stability, thus overcoming the bottleneck in the applicability of ZnS:Cu phosphors. However, enhancement of afterglow lifetime and brightness in SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors remains a challenging task. Here, we have improved the afterglow characteristics in terms of persistence time and brightness by a systematic investigation of the composition of Eu-doped alkaline earth aluminate SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ crystals. We found that a Dy3+/Eu2+ ratio of ~2.4 and ~0.935 mol Eu2+ (per mol of SrAl2O4) gave the brightest and longest emissions (11% and 9% increase for each). Doping with Si4+ also resulted in a slight increase in brightness up to ~15%. Doping with alkali metal or alkaline earth metal significantly enhanced the phosphorescence intensity. In particular, doping with 0.005 mol Li+ (per mol of SrAl2O4) alone boosted the phosphorescence intensity to 239% of the initial value, as compared to that observed for the non-doped crystal, while doping with 0.01 mol Mg2+ and 0.005 mol Li+ (per 1 mol SrAl2O4) boosted the phosphorescence intensity up to 313% of the initial value. The results of this investigation are expected to act as a guideline for the synthesis of bright and long persistent phosphors, and facilitate the development of persistent phosphors with afterglow characteristics superior to those of conventional phosphors. PMID:26731086

  15. SE-SR with sorbents based on calcium aluminates: Process optimization

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    Highlights: • State of the art and past experimental investigations were describe. • Feeding flow rate effect on SE-SR performance was investigated. • S/C and particle size effects on SE-SR performance were investigated. • CO2 capture capacity of M3 sorbent was compared to the state of the art. • Operating conditions of SE-SR process with M3 sorbent were optimized. - Abstract: The development of a sustainable power generation using fossil fuels will be strongly encouraged in the future in order to achieve European targets in terms of CO2 emissions. In this context, sorption-enhanced steam reforming (SE-SR) is a promising process that can be implemented as a CCS pre-combustion methodology. Regarding conventional catalyst-CO2 sorbent materials, main challenges concern the development of innovative CO2 sorbents with higher stability and regeneration temperature lower than CaO one. In recent study, a high-performance material based on incorporation of CaO particles into calcium aluminates was developed by authors exhibiting high sorption capacity and stability in multi cycle process. In this study, such a sorbent was packed, together with the catalyst, in a fixed bed reactor and tested in multi-cycle SE-SR process optimizing the operating conditions. Sensitivity analysis was carried out in reference to feeding flow rate, steam to carbon molar ratio and material particle size. The innovative sorbent exhibits, in optimized process, significant performance improvements (in terms of H2 purity and total CO2 amount adsorbed in each carbonation cycle) respect similar approaches available in the technical literature

  16. Evaluation of magnesium aluminate spinel as a sulfur dioxide transfer catalyst

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    Waqif, M.; Saur, O.; Lavalley, J.C. (Caen Univ. (France)); Wang, Y.; Morrow, B.A. (Ottawa Univ., ON (Canada))

    1991-04-18

    Infrared spectroscopy and vacuum microbalance techniques have been used to study the sulfation of magnesium aluminate spinel, MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}, by oxidation of sulfur dioxide in excess oxygen at temperatures from 300 to 550 C. The results have been compared with those previously obtained for sulfated Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, TiO{sub 2}, ZrO{sub 2} and MgO with a view to evaluating which material would be a superior SO{sub x} transfer catalyst. For low doses of sulfur dioxide, surface sulfates on spinel are mainly formed which are covalently bonded to the surface but, at higher doses, ionic sulfates are incorporated into the bulk of the spinel. At least two types of surface sulfate species have been identified and that formed preferentially at low coverages has the probable structure ({minus}O){sub 3}S=O, as was found previously for SO{sub 2} oxidation on Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and TiO{sub 2}. All sulfate species are thermally stable to evacuation up to 800 C but are removed between about 800-900 C. They are also readily removed following reduction in excess hydrogen in a relatively narrow temperature range from about 550 to 640 C. On a very low surface area spinel, only bulk sulfate is formed. Relative to the other oxides studied, sulfated spinel has a high thermal stability, the sulfates are easily reduced in hydrogen and it has a high sorption capacity by virtue of its ability to form bulk sulfate species (not observed under the same conditions on Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, TiO{sub 2} or ZrO{sub 2}). These favorable characteristics account for the use of spinel as a transfer catalyst for reducing SO{sub x} emissions. 7 figs., 19 refs., 1 tab.

  17. Optical transitions in magnesium aluminate spinel crystals of different compositions exposed to irradiation

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    Optical absorption of magnesium aluminate spinel single crystals of different compositions MgO · nAl2O3 (n=1.0 and 2.5) were investigated after irradiation with neutrons, X-rays and the UV-light to elucidate existence of specific absorption bands related to lattice defects. The radiation induced absorption envelope is shifted to higher energy and is larger in intensity in non-stoichiometric spinel in comparison with stoichiometric one at the same irradiation conditions. Deconvolution of difference optical spectra of irradiated crystals shows the shift of the F-type centers from 4.75 and 5.3 eV in stoichiometric crystals to 5.08 and 5.63 eV in MgO · 2.5Al2O3 for F+- and F-centers, respectively. The absorption bands at 3.1 and 3.78 eV are present in both stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric crystals and are identified as V-type centers. By changing the irradiation time and using isochronal annealing it was revealed that additional bands appear in optical absorption spectra at 4.15 eV for MgO · 1.0Al2O3 crystals and at 4.46 eV for MgO · 2.5Al2O3 crystals. From the shift of the band energy position and the high intensity of this band in non-stoichiometric spinel crystals, it could be identified with electronic centers related to lattice defects

  18. Optical transitions in magnesium aluminate spinel crystals of different compositions exposed to irradiation

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    Gritsyna, V.T. E-mail: gritsyna@pht.univer.kharkov.ua; Afanasyev-Charkin, I.V.; Kazarinov, Yu.G.; Sickafus, K.E

    2004-06-01

    Optical absorption of magnesium aluminate spinel single crystals of different compositions MgO {center_dot} nAl{sub 2}O{sub 3} (n=1.0 and 2.5) were investigated after irradiation with neutrons, X-rays and the UV-light to elucidate existence of specific absorption bands related to lattice defects. The radiation induced absorption envelope is shifted to higher energy and is larger in intensity in non-stoichiometric spinel in comparison with stoichiometric one at the same irradiation conditions. Deconvolution of difference optical spectra of irradiated crystals shows the shift of the F-type centers from 4.75 and 5.3 eV in stoichiometric crystals to 5.08 and 5.63 eV in MgO {center_dot} 2.5Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} for F{sup +}- and F-centers, respectively. The absorption bands at 3.1 and 3.78 eV are present in both stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric crystals and are identified as V-type centers. By changing the irradiation time and using isochronal annealing it was revealed that additional bands appear in optical absorption spectra at 4.15 eV for MgO {center_dot} 1.0Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} crystals and at 4.46 eV for MgO {center_dot} 2.5Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} crystals. From the shift of the band energy position and the high intensity of this band in non-stoichiometric spinel crystals, it could be identified with electronic centers related to lattice defects.

  19. Optical transitions in magnesium aluminate spinel crystals of different compositions exposed to irradiation

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    Gritsyna, V. T.; Afanasyev-Charkin, I. V.; Kazarinov, Yu. G.; Sickafus, K. E.

    2004-06-01

    Optical absorption of magnesium aluminate spinel single crystals of different compositions MgO · nAl 2O 3 ( n=1.0 and 2.5) were investigated after irradiation with neutrons, X-rays and the UV-light to elucidate existence of specific absorption bands related to lattice defects. The radiation induced absorption envelope is shifted to higher energy and is larger in intensity in non-stoichiometric spinel in comparison with stoichiometric one at the same irradiation conditions. Deconvolution of difference optical spectra of irradiated crystals shows the shift of the F-type centers from 4.75 and 5.3 eV in stoichiometric crystals to 5.08 and 5.63 eV in MgO · 2.5Al 2O 3 for F +- and F-centers, respectively. The absorption bands at 3.1 and 3.78 eV are present in both stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric crystals and are identified as V-type centers. By changing the irradiation time and using isochronal annealing it was revealed that additional bands appear in optical absorption spectra at 4.15 eV for MgO · 1.0Al 2O 3 crystals and at 4.46 eV for MgO · 2.5Al 2O 3 crystals. From the shift of the band energy position and the high intensity of this band in non-stoichiometric spinel crystals, it could be identified with electronic centers related to lattice defects.

  20. Study on the structure and electrical behaviour of zinc aluminate ceramics irradiated with gamma radiation

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    The preparation process of zinc aluminate (ZnAl2 O4) ceramic powder, as well as the sintering temperature have been consequently governed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and x-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques. A broad exothermic peak in the range 223-310 deg. C is observed due to the crystallization of ZnAl2O4 powder. Then the final resultant powder was irradiated with gamma rays at different doses from 30 to 150 kGy. The effect of gamma irradiation on the structure and the electrical behaviour of ZnAl2O4 ceramics has been obtained. The induced changes in the structure have been studied via SEM, XRD and FTIR spectrometers. The obtained results reveal no changes in the spinel phase of ZnAl2O4, while some displacements of the constituent individual atoms for the irradiated samples are observed. The I-V characteristic curves and the dielectric properties of the prepared ceramic powder have been measured for unirradiated and irradiated samples. These curves exhibit nonlinearity of this type of ceramics, where the dc current gradually increases with the increase in the dose. The irradiation of ZnAl2O4 with gamma radiation was found to increase the nonlinearity of the I-V curves. The dielectric constant and loss were found to decrease as the dose increases. Therefore, the irradiation of ZnAl2O4 with gamma rays can improve its utility as an electronic protector in electrical circuits against sudden overvoltage

  1. Synthesis, characterization of nickel aluminate nanoparticles by microwave combustion method and their catalytic properties

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    Highlights: • Simple route for the preparation of nickel aluminate. • NiAl2O4 microwave absorbent was invented by a simple method. • High specific surface area was obtained at low temperature. • Evaluation of magnetic, optical and catalytic properties. - Abstract: Microwave combustion method (MCM) is a direct method to synthesize NiAl2O4 nanoparticles and for the first time we report the using of Sesame (Sesame indicum L.) plant extract in the present study. Solutions of metal nitrates and plant extract as a gelling agent are subsequently combusted using microwave. The structure and morphology of NiAl2O4 nanoparticles are investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transforms infrared spectra (FT-IR), high resolution scanning electron microscopy (HR-SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM), diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) analysis and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM). XRD pattern confirmed the formation of cubic phase NiAl2O4. The formation of NiAl2O4 is also confirmed by FT-IR. The formation of NiAl2O4 nanoparticles is confirmed by HR-SEM and HR-TEM. Furthermore, the microwave combustion leads to the formation of fine particles with uniform morphology. The magnetic properties of the synthesized NiAl2O4 nano and microstructures were investigated by vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and their hysteresis loops were obtained at room temperature. Further, NiAl2O4 prepared by MCM using Sesame (S. indicum L.) plant extract is tested for the catalytic activity toward the oxidation of benzyl alcohol

  2. Early age corrosion of aluminium in calcium sulfo-aluminate cement based composites

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    At present, encapsulation of low level and intermediate level nuclear wastes using Portland Cement (PC) based matrices is a preferred approach. However, it is now widely accepted that the high pH of the pore solution of these PC-based matrices (usually above pH 12.5) can cause concerns over the stability of certain wastes containing reactive metals, such as aluminium and uranium. One potential low pH system for reducing the corrosion of aluminium is calcium sulfo-aluminate cement (CSA). However, significant heat could be generated from the hydration of CSA, causing another concern to the nuclear industry. In the current study, various additives, namely pulverized fuel ash (PFA), ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) and limestone powder (LSP) were used to replace part of the CSA in order to reduce the heat output. The results indicated that the replacement of CSA with GGBS, PFA and LSP can reduce the heat output of 100% CSA, although it is still higher than the control GGBS/PC 9:1 system. The corrosion rate of aluminium in each of the CSA composites was slightly higher than 100% CSA, however, all the CSA systems had corrosion rates lower than GGBS/PC 9:1 after 15 hours. Therefore, the composite CSA systems investigated in this study provide a good compromise between the heat output and the resistance to the corrosion of aluminium. Hence, offers a good potential for dealing with some historical nuclear wastes where the corrosion of aluminium is a concern. (authors)

  3. Direct Preparation of Strontium Aluminate Phosphor Plate by Reactive Infiltration Method

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    Sr-aluminate phosphor plates were prepared by the infiltration-reaction method. The mixture of SrCO3, Eu2O3, Dy2O3 powders were mixed and coated on the porous alumina plate, followed by heating at 1300deg. C for 4h under 10%H2+90%N2 gas atmosphere. After processing, the surface part of the Al2O3 plate became dense, ∼20μm thickness. SrAl2O4 and Sr3Al2O6 phases were observed as the product. The coated mixture powder changed to a liquid state and infiltrated into the pores of the alumina plate. During processing, the following reactions occurred; SrCO3→SrO+CO2, SrO+Al2O3→SrAl2O4, 3SrO+Al2O3→Sr3Al2O6. According to the Sr distribution analysis at the dense layer, Sr3Al2O6 and SrAl2O4 phases were mainly formed in the surface-side and Al2O3-side layers, respectively. This plate emits green luminescence by the irradiation of the 'black-light'. The wave length of the emitted light was in the range of 450-650nm, and the maximum intensity appeared at 520nm. Also, this plate showed green afterglow. The best mixing ratio was Sr/Eu/Dy = 5/1/1. This afterglow intensity decreased from 0.14cdm-2 (0sec.) to 0.01cdm-2 (30sec.). We observed the green afterglow for 3 hours in the dark.

  4. Hydrogen production from steam reforming of acetic acid over Cu-Zn supported calcium aluminate.

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    Mohanty, Pravakar; Patel, Madhumita; Pant, Kamal K

    2012-11-01

    Hydrogen can be produced by catalytic steam reforming (CSR) of biomass-derived oil. Typically bio oil contains 12-14% acetic acid; therefore, this acid was chosen as model compound for reforming of biooil with the help of a Cu-Zn/Ca-Al catalyst for high yield of H(2) with low CH(4) and CO content. Calcium aluminate support was prepared by solid-solid reaction at 1350°C. X-ray diffraction indicates 12CaO·7Al(2)O(3) as major, CaA(l4)O(7) and Ca(5)A(l6)O(14) as minor phases. Cu and Zn were loaded onto the support by wet-impregnation at 10 and 1wt.%, respectively. The catalysts were characterized by Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy TEM and the surface area for both support and Cu-Zn were 10.5 and 5.8m(2)/g, respectively. CSR was carried out in a tubular fixed bed reactor (I.D.=19mm) at temperatures between 600 and 800°C with 3-g loadings and (H(2)O/acetic acid) wt. ratio of 9:1. Significantly high (80%) yield of hydrogen was obtained over Cu-Zn/Ca-Al catalyst, as incorporation of Zn enhanced the H(2) yield by reducing deactivation of the catalyst. The coke formation on the support (Ca-12/Al-7) surface was negligible due to the presence of excess oxygen in the 12CaO·7Al(2)O(3) phase. PMID:22944490

  5. Effect of Composition and Impurities on the Phosphorescence of Green-Emitting Alkaline Earth Aluminate Phosphor.

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    Full Text Available Recent improvements to SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors have enabled the use of luminescent hosts with a stable crystal structure and high physical and chemical stability, thus overcoming the bottleneck in the applicability of ZnS:Cu phosphors. However, enhancement of afterglow lifetime and brightness in SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors remains a challenging task. Here, we have improved the afterglow characteristics in terms of persistence time and brightness by a systematic investigation of the composition of Eu-doped alkaline earth aluminate SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ crystals. We found that a Dy3+/Eu2+ ratio of ~2.4 and ~0.935 mol Eu2+ (per mol of SrAl2O4 gave the brightest and longest emissions (11% and 9% increase for each. Doping with Si4+ also resulted in a slight increase in brightness up to ~15%. Doping with alkali metal or alkaline earth metal significantly enhanced the phosphorescence intensity. In particular, doping with 0.005 mol Li+ (per mol of SrAl2O4 alone boosted the phosphorescence intensity to 239% of the initial value, as compared to that observed for the non-doped crystal, while doping with 0.01 mol Mg2+ and 0.005 mol Li+ (per 1 mol SrAl2O4 boosted the phosphorescence intensity up to 313% of the initial value. The results of this investigation are expected to act as a guideline for the synthesis of bright and long persistent phosphors, and facilitate the development of persistent phosphors with afterglow characteristics superior to those of conventional phosphors.

  6. Effect of Composition and Impurities on the Phosphorescence of Green-Emitting Alkaline Earth Aluminate Phosphor

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    Kim, Doory; Kim, Han-Eol; Kim, Chang-Hong

    2016-01-01

    Recent improvements to SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors have enabled the use of luminescent hosts with a stable crystal structure and high physical and chemical stability, thus overcoming the bottleneck in the applicability of ZnS:Cu phosphors. However, enhancement of afterglow lifetime and brightness in SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors remains a challenging task. Here, we have improved the afterglow characteristics in terms of persistence time and brightness by a systematic investigation of the composition of Eu-doped alkaline earth aluminate SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ crystals. We found that a Dy3+/Eu2+ ratio of ~2.4 and ~0.935 mol Eu2+ (per mol of SrAl2O4) gave the brightest and longest emissions (11% and 9% increase for each). Doping with Si4+ also resulted in a slight increase in brightness up to ~15%. Doping with alkali metal or alkaline earth metal significantly enhanced the phosphorescence intensity. In particular, doping with 0.005 mol Li+ (per mol of SrAl2O4) alone boosted the phosphorescence intensity to 239% of the initial value, as compared to that observed for the non-doped crystal, while doping with 0.01 mol Mg2+ and 0.005 mol Li+ (per 1 mol SrAl2O4) boosted the phosphorescence intensity up to 313% of the initial value. The results of this investigation are expected to act as a guideline for the synthesis of bright and long persistent phosphors, and facilitate the development of persistent phosphors with afterglow characteristics superior to those of conventional phosphors. PMID:26731086

  7. Color-center production and recovery in electron-irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel and ceria.

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    Costantini, Jean-Marc; Lelong, Gérald; Guillaumet, Maxime; Weber, William J; Takaki, Seiya; Yasuda, Kazuhiro

    2016-08-17

    Single crystals of magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4) with (1 0 0) or (1 1 0) orientations and cerium dioxide or ceria (CeO2) were irradiated by 1.0 MeV and 2.5 MeV electrons in a high-fluence range. Point-defect production was studied by off-line UV-visible optical spectroscopy after irradiation. For spinel, regardless of both crystal orientation and electron energy, two characteristic broad bands centered at photon energies of 5.4 eV and 4.9 eV were assigned to F and F(+) centers (neutral and singly ionized oxygen vacancies), respectively, on the basis of available literature data. No clear differences in color-center formation were observed for the two crystal orientations. Using calculations from displacement cross sections by elastic collisions, these results are consistent with a very large threshold displacement energy (200 eV) for oxygen atoms at room temperature. A third very broad band centered at 3.7 eV might be attributed either to an oxygen hole center (V-type center) or an F2 dimer center (oxygen di-vacancy). The onset of recovery of these color centers took place at 200 °C with almost full bleaching at 600 °C. Activation energies (~0.3-0.4 eV) for defect recovery were deduced from the isochronal annealing data by using a first-order kinetics analysis. For ceria, a sub-band-gap absorption feature, which peaked at ~3.1 eV, was recorded for 2.5 MeV electron irradiation only. Assuming a ballistic process, we suggest that the latter defect might result from cerium atom displacement on the basis of computed cross sections. PMID:27319289

  8. Transition of Blast Furnace Slag from Silicates-Based to Aluminates-Based: Viscosity

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    Yan, Zhiming; Lv, Xuewei; Liang, Dong; Zhang, Jie; Bai, Chenguang

    2016-05-01

    The effect of Al2O3 and the Al2O3/SiO2(A/S) ratio on the viscosity of the CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-MgO-TiO2 slag system was studied in the present work. At a fixed CaO/SiO2(C/S) ratio of 1.20, 9 mass pct MgO, and 1 mass pct TiO2, the viscosity increases with an increase in Al2O3 content at a range of 16 to 24 mass pct due to the polymerization of the aluminosilicate structures, while it decreases when the Al2O3 is higher than 24 mass pct, which means that Al2O3 acts as a network modifier at higher content. Increasing A/S from 0.47 to 0.92 causes a slight decrease in viscosity of the slags and has an opposite effect when A/S is more than 0.92. The free running temperature increases with the Al2O3 content and appears to show a peak at an A/S ratio of 0.92. The change of the apparent activation energy is in accordance with the change of viscosity. When Al2O3 content is more than 24 mass pct with low SiO2, CaO content ranges from 35 to 45 mass pct, and the slag transform from silicates-based to aluminates-based can still get a good operation region. Four different viscosity models were employed to predict the viscosity and RIBOUD's model was found to be the best in predicting the viscosity by comparing the estimated viscosity with the measured viscosity.

  9. Band gap, band offsets and dielectric constant improvement by addition of yttrium into lanthanum aluminate

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    We studied the effects of adding yttrium (Y) in bulk lanthanum aluminate (LaAlO3 or LAO) by investigating the quaternary compound oxide, lanthanum yttrium aluminum oxide La0.3Y0.7AlO3 (LYAO), on silicon (Si). It is found that the inclusion of Y to LAO increases the band gap by ∼ 0.9 eV without compromising the dielectric constant. The enhancement in the band gap results in larger band offsets in LYAO and we also observe a decrease in leakage current at low voltage accumulation bias for Al/LYAO/Si as compared to Al/LAO/Si. In addition, the interface trap density of the Al/LYAO/Si structure remains comparable to that of Al/LAO/Si. Our findings show that LYAO is an attractive high dielectric constant material for use in next-generation low standby power devices. - Highlights: • We studied the inclusion of yttrium in LaAlO3 by investigating La0.3Y0.7AlO3 on Si. • Inclusion of yttrium in LaAlO3 (LAO) increases the band gap by 0.9 eV. • Enhancement in the band gap results in larger band offsets in La0.3Y0.7AlO3 (LYAO). • Decrease in leakage current at low voltage for Al/LYAO/Si compared to Al/LAO/Si. • LYAO is an attractive high-k material for low standby power devices

  10. Study of damages by neutron irradiation in lithium aluminates; Estudio de danos por irradiacion neutronica en aluminatos de litio

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    Palacios G, O

    1999-06-01

    Lithium aluminates proposed to the production of tritium in fusion nuclear reactors, due to the thermal stability that they present as well as the behavior of the aluminium to the irradiation. As a neutron flux with profile ({approx_equal} 14 Mev) of a fusion reactor is not available. A irradiation experiment was designed in order to know the micro and nano structure damages produced by fast and thermal neutrons in two irradiation positions of the fusion nuclear reactor Triga Mark III: CT (Thermal Column) and SIFCA (System of Irradiation Fixed of Capsules). In this work samples of lithium aluminate were characterized by XRD (X-Ray Diffraction), TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) and SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy). Two samples were prepared by two methods: a) coalition method and b) peroxide method. This characterization comprised original and irradiated samples. The irradiated sample amounted to 4 in total: one for each preparation method and one for each irradiation position. The object of this analysis was to correlate with the received neutron dose the damages suffered by the samples with the neutron irradiation during long periods (440 H), in their micro and nano structure aspects; in order to understand the changes as a function of the irradiation zone (with thermal and fast neutron flux) and the preparation methods of the samples and having as an antecedent the irradiation in SIFCA position by short times (2h). The obtained results are referred to the stability of {gamma} -aluminate phase, under given conditions of irradiation and defined nano structure arrangement. They also refer to the proposals of growth mechanism and nucleation of new phases. The error associated with the measurement of neutron dose is also discussed. (Author)

  11. The crack propagating behavior of composite coatings prepared by PEO on aluminized steel during in situ tensile processing

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    Research highlights: → Composite coatings on the aluminized steel were prepared by the plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) technique, which comprised of Fe-Al layer, Al layer and Al2O3 layer. → The evaluation method of the crack critical opening displacement δc was introduced to describe quantitatively the resistance of Al layer to the propagation behavior of cracks and evaluate the fracture behavior of composite coatings. → The crack propagating model was established. - Abstract: This paper investigates the in situ tensile cracks propagating behavior of composite coatings on the aluminized steel generated using the plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) technique. Cross-sectional micrographs and elemental compositions were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The composite coatings were shown to consist of Fe-Al, Al and Al2O3 layers. The cracks propagating behavior was observed in real-time in situ SEM tensile test. In tensile process, the cracks were temporarily stopped when cracks propagated from Fe-Al layer to Al layer. The critical crack opening displacement δc was introduced to quantitatively describe the resistance of the Al layer. There was a functional relation among the thickness ratio tAl/tAl2O3, the δc of composite coatings and tensile cracks' spacing. The δc increased with the increasing of the thickness ratio (tAl/tAl2O3). The high δc value means high fracture resistance. Therefore, a control of the thickness ratio tAl/tAl2O3 was concerned as a key to improve the toughness and strength of the aluminized steel.

  12. Neutron activation, gamma spectrometry and tritium measurements on Italian lithium aluminate and zirconate, as selection means of candidate breeders for fusion reactors

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    This paper discusses measurements of impurities and tritium releasing characteristics of Lithium Aluminate and zirconate, prepared by ENEA in the frame of the European Program on Fusion Technology, performed, respectively, by neutron activation analysis (NAA) and out of pile annealing. The resulting tritium removing rate from the ceramics was interpreted in terms of surface desorption kinetics. With reference purge gas (He + 0.1% H2), the predominant form of tritium, released by lithium aluminate is HT/T2, HTO/T2O by lithium zirconate. The latter was found to have a better performance in tritium release than aluminate. The presence of moisture was found to catalyze the tritium release at lower temperatures

  13. Investigation of physical-chemical characteristics of radiation-exposed lithium compounds like oxide, aluminate and silicates

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    Investigation of physico-chemical characteristics of radiation-exposed lithium compounds like oxide, aluminate and silicates. At present inorganic lithium compounds, in particular thermal enduring Li2O, LiAlO2, LiSiO3, Li4SO4 are analysed as to their suitability as raw materials for the preparation of tritium in a fusion reactor. In this connection the analysis of the radiation efficiency on the above-mentioned lithium compounds and the views on the possibility of breeding tritium in the blanket of the fusion reactor are of interest. (orig./RW)

  14. Direct correlations between fracture toughness and grain boundary segregation behavior in ytterbium-doped magnesium aluminate spinel

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    The effect of ytterbium (Yb) on magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4) grain boundary structure and strength has been evaluated using mechanical testing and electron microscopy. Bicrystal specimens were prepared by hot pressing. Certain interfaces were doped with Yb prior to bonding. Interfaces were characterized using atomic-resolution high-angle annular dark-field imaging. Interface fracture toughness was determined using a microscale cantilever beam test. A 30% increase in fracture toughness was found to correlate with grain boundary Yb segregation

  15. Impact of Nano-Cr2O3 Addition on the Properties of Aluminous Cements Containing Spinel

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the effect of nano-Cr2O3 addition on the properties of aluminous cement containing MgAl2O4 spinel was investigated. For this reason, the raw dolomite was used as raw material along with calcined alumina for the preparation of the aluminous cement. Then, the compositions containing different amounts of nano-Cr2O3 particles were fired at 1450 °C and their mineralogical compositions and microstructures were investigated. The setting times of prepared cements were measured after grounding and ball-milling. Besides, the slag resistance of refractory castables containing prepared cements was evaluated. The results showed that nano-Cr2O3 addition has effect on the increasing of spinel and CA2 and decreasing of CA and C12A7 phases in the cement composition. The decreasing of C12A7 leads to increasing of setting times of cement. Besides, the slag resistance of refractory castables containing prepared cements is improved due to increasing of spinel and decreasing of C12A7 amount in the cement composition.

  16. Photocatalytic NOx abatement by calcium aluminate cements modified with TiO2: Improved NO2 conversion

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    Photocatalytic activity of TiO2 was studied in two types of calcium aluminate cement (CAC) under two different curing regimes. The effect of the TiO2 addition on the setting time, consistency and mechanical properties of the CACs was evaluated. The abatement of gaseous pollutants (NOx) under UV irradiation was also assessed. These cementitious matrices were found to successfully retain NO2: more abundant presence of aluminates in white cement (w-CAC, iron-lean) helped to better adsorb NO2, thus improving the conversion performance of the catalyst resulting in a larger NOx removal under UV irradiation. As evidenced by XRD, SEM, EDAX and zeta potential analyses, the presence of ferrite in dark cement (d-CAC, iron-reach) induced a certain chemical interaction with TiO2. The experimental findings suggest the formation of new iron titanate phases, namely pseudobrookite. The reduced band-gap energy of these compounds compared with that of TiO2 accounts for the photocatalytic activity of these samples

  17. The Electronic Structure of Iron in Aluminous (Mg,Fe)SiO3 Perovskite at High-Pressures and Temperatures

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    Jackson, J. M.; Sturhahn, W.; Lerche, M.; Li, J.

    2006-12-01

    Knowledge of iron valences and spin states in silicate perovskite is relevant to our understanding of the physical and chemical properties of Earth's lower mantle such as transport properties, mechanical behavior, and element partitioning. Recent studies have proposed that aluminous ferromagnesium silicate perovskite (Al- Pv) is the principle sink for ferric iron in Earth's lower mantle [e.g. 1]. Also of geophysical interest is the electronic spin state of Al-Pv under lower mantle conditions. To date, simultaneous high-pressure and high- temperature measurements of the hyperfine parameters to identify the valence and spin states of iron in Al-Pv have not been reported. In this study, we have measured the electronic structure of the iron component of an aluminous Fe-bearing silicate perovskite sample, (Mg0.88Fe0.09)(Si0.94Al0.10)O3, close to a pyrolite composition, using synchrotron Mössbauer spectroscopy (SMS) and laser heated diamond anvil cells. Recent developments in SMS have enabled in situ measurements of small samples (Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38. [1] McCammon, Nature, 387, 694-696 (1997) {}[2] Jackson et al., Am. Min., 90, 199-205 (2005) {}[3] Li et al., PCM, DOI 10.1007/s00269-006-0105-y (in press)

  18. Quantitative determination of tricalcicum aluminate in portland cement by X-ray diffraction

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    Sagrera Moreno, José Luis

    1989-06-01

    Full Text Available Tricalcium aluminate (C3A is one of the constitutive phase of the cement-clinker. Its concentration influences the cement behaviour in sulphate aggressive soils. Therefore its quantification is very convenient and International standards fix its content when the concrete is used in contact with soils or liquids containing sulphate compounds. There are two possibilities in order to calculate the amount of C3A in clinker phases: one consist in a mathematical calculation from the results of the chemical analysis (Bogue formulae and the order is based in X-ray diffraction, using the height of the representative peak of the C3A phase. In the present note, the experimental procedure in order to determine the C3A content from X-ray test is presented.

    El aluminato tricáicico es una de las fases constitutivas del clinker de cemento portland. Su concentración en el cemento influye en el comportamiento de éste, en las obras sometidas a la posible agresividad de diferentes sulfatos cuando entran en contacto con las estructuras que se fabrican con él. Por ello la determinación de su concentración es un dato que puede invalidar su uso en una obra. De ahí que las normas internacionales fijen la cantidad de aluminato tricáicico según se clasifique la agresividad del entorno en el que una estructura será colocada. Existen fórmulas matemáticas para calcular la concentración de cada una de las fases del clinker a partir de las concentraciones de los elementos químicos de clinker expresados en forma de óxidos. Los posibles errores en los análisis químicos producen errores en los cálculos de las concentraciones de cada fase. Para determinar la concentración de dichas fases se puede emplear también la técnica de difracción de rayos X, basándose en la medida de la altura del pico representativo de la fase que se quiere determinar.

  19. Processing method and process modeling of large aperture transparent magnesium aluminate spinel domes

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    Yu, Jian; McWilliams, Brandon; Kilczewski, Steven; Gilde, Gary; Lidie, Ashley; Sands, James

    2009-05-01

    Polycrystalline spinel serves as an alternative to materials such as sapphire and magnesium fluoride that are currently being used in electromagnetic window applications such as missile domes, where high strength, high hardness and high transmittance in the visible and infrared spectra are required. The cubic crystal lattice of spinel imparts an isotropy to the bulk optical property, which eliminates optical distortion due to birefringence that occurs in sapphire and other non-cubic materials. The current study is to find a reliable manufacturing process to produce large magnesium aluminate spinel domes from powder consolidation efficiently. A binder-less dry ball milling process was used to deflocculate the spinel powder to increase its fluidity in an effort to ease the shape-forming. Dry ball milling time trials were conducted at several intervals to determine the appropriate level of time required to break up both the hard and soft agglomerates associated with the virgin spinel powder. The common problems encountered in dry powder shape-forming are crack growth and delamination of the green body during cold isostatic pressing (CIPing). The cracking and the delamination are due to the buildup of stress gradients on the green body that are created by the frictional force between the powder and the die wall or mold wall. To understand the stresses during the CIPing process, a finite element analysis of stresses on the green body was conducted. The simulation was used to evaluate the effect of die tooling and process characteristics on the development of stress gradients in the green body dome. Additionally, the effect of friction between the die wall and powder was examined by the simulation. It was found that by mitigating the frictional forces, cracking and delamination on the green body could be eliminated. A stepped-pressure CIPing technique was developed to reduce stress gradient build-up during CIPing. Also, oleic acid lubricant was applied to the die wall to

  20. Geomorfología de la región de los lagos Moquehue y Aluminé: consideraciones acerca de las propuestas Calderas Meseta del Arco y Nacimientos del Aluminé (Neuquén

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    Emilio F. González Díaz

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Se exponen elementos de juicio geomórficos y estructurales, que avalan la morfogénesis glaciaria de la depresión en artesa que aloja la cuenca lacustre Moquehue-Aluminé, ubicada en la cordillera neuquina (38°30´S, adyacente al límite internacional. Trabajos anteriores distinguen en la región dos calderas de un gran complejo volcánico plio-cuaternario, situado al este del frente volcánico actual e integrado por nueve depresiones caldéricas y cuerpos dómicos asociados. En el área de estudio sólo la caldera de Pino Hachado tiene la validez necesaria, cuestionándose el reconocimiento de las calderas denominadas Nacimientos del Aluminé y Meseta del Arco, al tiempo que se avala el origen erosivo de las abruptas escarpas orientales que marginan el plateau de Lonco Luan-Meseta del Arco, las que fueran interpretadas como márgenes de las sugeridas calderas. Se analizan las fases o tipología del englazamiento pleistoceno local, su extensión, las direcciones de los principales movimientos de su flujo y su más que probable aporte de hielo por difluencia, a un contemporáneo englazamiento en Chile (laguna Icalma. Se describen aspectos de la morfogenia volcánica cenozoica y otros más locales de la remoción en masa y el proceso eólico. Se incorporan breves comentarios acerca de un propuesto drenaje atlántico de un río Bío Bío preglaciario y se cuestiona aquellos antecedentes que avalan la extensión en la región de la fosa Bío Bío-Aluminé y la presencia de las citadas calderas. Una serie de perfiles esquemáticos topográfico-geológicos contribuyen a dicho cuestionamiento.

  1. Study on the bound water of several high specific surface-area oxides (beryllia, alumina, silica-alumina); Etude de l'eau de constitution de plusieurs oxydes a grande surface specifique (glucine, alumine, silice-alumine)

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    Rouquerol, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1964-11-01

    This study is concerned with the bound water of several oxides (beryllia, alumina, silica-alumina) at different steps of their dehydration (heating temperatures between 150 and 1100 deg. C). The following techniques have been used simultaneously: Thermal analysis (a new method has been developed), nitrogen adsorption (study of the texture), Diborane hydrolysis (qualitative and quantitative analysis of surface water), Infra-red spectrography (in the absorption range of water), Nuclear magnetic resonance (in the resonance range of protons). Thanks to these different techniques, five kinds of bound water have been observed. Attention is called on the great influence of the thermal treatment conditions on the evolution of the products resulting from the decomposition of alumina {alpha}-trihydrate Al(OH){sub 3} and beryllium {alpha}-hydroxide, in the course of the dehydration. Moreover, the author emphasizes the peculiar properties of the two kinds of oxides (alumina and beryllia) prepared through a new method of treatment under low pressure and constant speed of decomposition. Such particular features concern mainly texture, bound water, and consequently, also catalytic activity. (author) [French] Ce travail porte sur l'eau de constitution de plusieurs oxydes (glucine, alumine, silice-alumine) aux differents degres de leur deshydratation (temperatures de traitement comprises entre 150 et 1100 deg. C). Cette etude met simultanement en oeuvre: l'analyse thermique (proposition d'une nouvelle methode), l'adsorption d'azote (etude de texture), l'hydrolyse du diborane (analyse qualitative et quantitative de l'eau de surface), la spectrographie infra-rouge (dans le domaine d'absorption de l'eau), la resonance magnetique nucleaire (dans le domaine de resonance des protons). A l'aide de ces differentes techniques, cinq formes d'eau de constitution ont ete observees. L'attention est attiree sur la tres grande influence

  2. Preparation and investigation of aluminized coating and subsequent heat treatment on 9Cr–1Mo Grade 91 steel

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    Highlights: • Hot dip aluminizing and heat treatment was carried out on 9Cr–1Mo Grade 91 steel. • Sample heat treated at 650 °C showed Fe2Al5 phase and at 750 °C showed Fe2Al5/FeAl. • Samples heat treated at 950 °C showed FeAl/α-Fe(Al). • The scratch test showed the best result with 950 °C/5 h + 750 °C/2 h sample. • α-Al2O3 and γ-Al2O3 were present on the surface of the samples treated at 950 °C. - Abstract: Iron aluminide inner coating with alumina top layer is being considered as a potential solution for tritium permeation barrier and mitigating MHD pressure drop for liquid metal blanket concepts in the fusion reactor systems. Hot-dip aluminizing with subsequent heat treatment seems to offer a good possibility to produce aluminized coating with alumina top layer. 9Cr–1Mo Grade 91 steel samples were hot dipped in Al melt containing 2.25 wt% of Si at 750 °C for 3 min. Heat treatment was performed at 650, 750 and 950 °C for 5 h; samples were either air cooled or furnace cooled. Coatings have been evaluated by SEM, EDX, X-ray diffraction, microhardness, scratch adhesion and Raman spectroscopy. The thickness of the layers and phases formed were influenced by the heat treatment adopted. Fe2Al5 was the major phase present in the samples heat treated at 650/750 °C, whereas FeAl and α-Fe(Al) primarily made up the outer and inner layers respectively in the samples heat treated at 950 °C. Cooling method deployed affected the hardness. Air cooled samples had comparatively higher hardness than furnace cooled samples. The scratch test showed the adhesion for the samples heat treated at 950 °C was much better as compared to the samples heat treated at 650/750 °C. Raman spectroscopy analysis showed the presence of both α-Al2O3 and γ-Al2O3 on the surface of the samples heat treated at 950 °C, while Fe3O4 was present in the furnace cooled sample only

  3. Effect of Air and Vacuum Storage on the Degradation of X-Ray-Exposed Aluminized-Teflon Investigated

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    deGroh, Kim K.; Gummow, Jonathan D.

    2001-01-01

    Metalized Teflon FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene, DuPont), a common thermal control material, has been found to degrade in the low-Earth-orbit space environment. The aluminized-FEP (Al-FEP) exterior layer on the Hubble Space Telescope has become extremely embrittled, with extensive cracking occurring on all sides of the telescope. This embrittlement has been primarily attributed to radiation exposure (x-rays from solar flares, electron/proton radiation, and possibly near-ultraviolet radiation) combined with thermal cycling. Limited samples of FEP tested after long-term exposure to low Earth orbit on the Hubble Space Telescope and on the Long Duration Exposure Facility indicated that there might be continued degradation in tensile properties over time. An investigation was conducted at the NASA Glenn Research Center to evaluate the effect of air and vacuum storage on the mechanical properties of x-ray-exposed FEP. Aluminized-FEP (5-mil-thick) tensile samples were x-ray exposed with 15.3-kV copper xrays for 2 hr, reducing the percent elongation to failure by approximately 50 percent in comparison to that for pristine Al-FEP. X-ray-exposed samples were stored in air or under vacuum for various time periods to see the effect of storage on tensile properties. Tensile results indicated that samples stored in air had larger decreases in tensile properties than samples stored under vacuum had, as seen in the graph. Samples stored under vacuum (for up to 400 hr) showed no further decrease in tensile properties over time, whereas samples stored in air (for up to 900 hr) appeared to show decreases in tensile properties over time. X-ray-exposed samples stored in air developed a hazy appearance in the exposed area, as seen in the photographs. When the source of the haziness was evaluated using scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy, it was found to reside at the Al/FEP interface as witnessed by an increased surface roughness of the aluminized side of the

  4. Lanthanum aluminate synthesis by reverse precipitation starting from pseudoboehmite; Sintesis de aluminato de lantano mediante precipitacion inversa partiendo de pseudoboehmita

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    Portilla Z, K. G.; Zarate M, J.; Tapia O, J. P.; Hernandez M, W., E-mail: whernandezmu@gmail.com [Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Instituto de Investigacion en Metalurgia y Materiales, Ciudad Universitaria, Edif. U, 58060 Morelia (Mexico)

    2015-10-15

    Full text: The lanthanum aluminate (Lao) shows a thermoluminescence response thus has been proposed as a material for dosimetry; this has made have been proposed various methods for their synthesis (hydrothermal, sol-gel, combustion, precipitation, etc.) These methods are complex or expensive if part of reagent grade materials which limits its application to larger scales. Therefore is proposed to use the pseudoboehmite as a precursor of alumina for the Lao phase. Pseudoboehmite was synthesized by reverse precipitation starting from aluminum sulfate and as precipitating agent the ammonium hydroxide. Lao perovskite phase was obtained at 1500 degrees C and 10 h of calcination s, at lower temperatures the presence of other phases as lanthanum oxide was detected. Also the morphology of the powders were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, finding clusters whose sizes are in the range of ∼0.25 and 1 μm. The measurement of the density by the Archimedes method reached 94% of the theoretical. (Author)

  5. Grain-boundary migration in nonstoichiometric solid solutions of magnesium aluminate spinel 2; Effects of grain-boundary nonstoichiometry

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    Chiang, Y.M. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (USA). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering); Kingery, W.D. (Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (USA))

    1990-05-01

    The grain-boundary chemistry of magnesium aluminate spinel solid solutions MgO {center dot} nAl{sub 2}O{sub 3} has been investigated in order to understand the mechanism of grain-boundary migration. It is found that although segregation of impurity Ca and Si is common, much larger deviations in grain-boundary stoichiometry are present. There is an excess of Al and O relative to Mg at grain boundaries in all compositions. Grain-boundary migration appears to be rate-limited by solute drag from intrinsic defects accommodating lattice nonstoichiometry, rather than by extrinsic solutes, consistent with the observed impurity tolerance of grain-boundary mobility. Different rate-limiting defects are proposed for magnesia-rich and alumina-rich spinels.

  6. Slow crack growth resistance and bridging stress determination in alumina-rich magnesium aluminate spinel/tungsten composites

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    The slow crack growth (SCG) resistance (V-KI diagrams) of magnesium aluminate spinel and its tungsten composites with different metallic content (7, 10, 14 and 22 vol.%) is reported. It is found that tungsten plays a crucial role in the composite by increasing crack resistance: the higher the W content, the higher the stress intensity factor needed for crack extension at a given rate. The reinforcement is due to the bridging mechanism performed by metal particles, as it strongly affects the compliance of cracked specimens. Its magnitude is estimated by a compliance function Φ(a) from a double torsion test. From the compliance function, R-curve behaviour is predicted for the composite with highest tungsten content. It explains the effect of metal particles on SCG curves. The W-MgAl2O4 interface is believed to influence the reinforcement mechanism

  7. Slow crack growth resistance and bridging stress determination in alumina-rich magnesium aluminate spinel/tungsten composites

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    Rodriguez-Suarez, T.; Lopez-Esteban, S.; Pecharroman, C. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), C/ Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, 3, 28049 Cantoblanco, Madrid (Spain); Moya, J.S. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), C/ Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, 3, 28049 Cantoblanco, Madrid (Spain)], E-mail: jsmoya@icmm.csic.es; El Attaoui, H.; Benaqqa, C.; Chevalier, J. [Universite de Lyon, INSA-Lyon, MATEIS, UMR CNRS 5510, 20 avenue Albert Einstein, Villeurbanne F-69621 (France)

    2009-04-15

    The slow crack growth (SCG) resistance (V-K{sub I} diagrams) of magnesium aluminate spinel and its tungsten composites with different metallic content (7, 10, 14 and 22 vol.%) is reported. It is found that tungsten plays a crucial role in the composite by increasing crack resistance: the higher the W content, the higher the stress intensity factor needed for crack extension at a given rate. The reinforcement is due to the bridging mechanism performed by metal particles, as it strongly affects the compliance of cracked specimens. Its magnitude is estimated by a compliance function {phi}(a) from a double torsion test. From the compliance function, R-curve behaviour is predicted for the composite with highest tungsten content. It explains the effect of metal particles on SCG curves. The W-MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} interface is believed to influence the reinforcement mechanism.

  8. Evaluating the use of electronegativity in band alignment models through the experimental slope parameter of lanthanum aluminate heterostructures

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    In this work, photoelectron spectroscopy is used to characterize the band alignment of lanthanum aluminate heterostructures which possess a wide range of potential applications. It is found that our experimental slope parameter agrees with theory using the metal-induced gap states model while the interface induced gap states (IFIGS) model yields unsatisfactory results. We show that this discrepancy can be attributed to the correlation between the dielectric work function and the electronegativity in the IFIGS model. It is found that the original trend, as established largely by metals, may not be accurate for larger band gap materials. By using a new correlation, our experimental data shows good agreement of the slope parameter using the IFIGS model. This correlation, therefore, plays a crucial role in heterostructures involving wider bandgap materials for accurate band alignment prediction using the IFIGS model.

  9. Evaluating the use of electronegativity in band alignment models through the experimental slope parameter of lanthanum aluminate heterostructures

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    Liu, Z. Q.; Chim, W. K. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576 (Singapore); Chiam, S. Y; Pan, J. S. [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A-STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 3 Research Link, Singapore 117602 (Singapore); Ng, C. M. [GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte. Ltd, 60 Woodlands Street 2, Singapore 738406 (Singapore)

    2011-11-01

    In this work, photoelectron spectroscopy is used to characterize the band alignment of lanthanum aluminate heterostructures which possess a wide range of potential applications. It is found that our experimental slope parameter agrees with theory using the metal-induced gap states model while the interface induced gap states (IFIGS) model yields unsatisfactory results. We show that this discrepancy can be attributed to the correlation between the dielectric work function and the electronegativity in the IFIGS model. It is found that the original trend, as established largely by metals, may not be accurate for larger band gap materials. By using a new correlation, our experimental data shows good agreement of the slope parameter using the IFIGS model. This correlation, therefore, plays a crucial role in heterostructures involving wider bandgap materials for accurate band alignment prediction using the IFIGS model.

  10. Evidence for the participation of surface nickel aluminate sites in the steam reforming of methane over nickel/alumina catalysts

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    The specific activities of various Ni/Al2O3 catalysts for the reaction of CH4 with H2O have been obtained and have been shown to vary markedly with catalyst preparation and to differ considerably from the specific activities of pure nickel. This has been explained by suggesting that the unreduced catalysts contain surface nickel aluminate phases which, on reduction, give monodispersed nickel atoms closely associated with alumina sites in addition to metallic crystallites arising from the reduction of nickel oxide. The results of exchange experiments using deuterium and H218O are presented in support of the suggestion that the monodispersed nickel atoms probably participate in the CH4 + H2O reaction

  11. Investigation of optical and electronic properties of hafnium aluminate films deposited by Metal-Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition

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    Alloying elemental high-k metal oxides (such as HfO2) with other metals is seen as an effective method of controlling the properties of the dielectric based on the concentration of cations in the mixture; in particular, mixing HfO2 with Al2O3, and forming hafnium aluminate layers which will still have a relatively high dielectric constant (typically k ∼ 15) and remain amorphous up to high processing temperatures. This paper summarizes the results of physical and electrical characterisation of hafnium aluminate (HfAl xO y) films prepared by Metal-Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition. We show how, using ultraviolet-visible, single angle ellipsometry, the thickness and composition of the deposited and of the transition/interfacial layers can be extracted, and further used for the estimation of the relative dielectric constant. Moreover, a methodology for extracting the band gap of these materials and its dependence on the aluminium concentration is presented. This has been achieved by using a simple parameterization model (Wemple-Di Domenico) to account for the optical dispersion of the films. Preparing thin films with a relatively high dielectric constant and with an amorphous structure even at high processing temperatures, are not the only requirements to be achieved when such layers are to be used as gate dielectrics. The electrical characteristics - such as leakage current, density of interface states, fixed charge in the oxide - are extremely important. The results obtained through capacitance-voltage and current-voltage measurements show the possibility of adjusting the relative dielectric constant of the layers in a wide range (9-16), when the aluminium concentration varies between 4% and 38%. The minimum leakage current occurs for Al concentrations up to 9%. The thinner films show Fowler-Nordheim conduction even at higher concentrations of Al into the film, while thicker films show a higher hysteresis due to an increased number of slow trapping centres in the

  12. The application of sol-gel and gel-precipitation technology to the preparation of spheres of lithium aluminate

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    A concept for preparing spheres of lithium aluminate by either a sol-gel or gel-precipitation process based on the precipitation of a lithium salt in the pores of an aluminum hydroxide gel has been tested and has proved to be not feasible. The addition of any of the following salts: lithium formate; lithium oxalate; or lithium carbonate to a solution of aluminum nitrate hydrolysed to a hydroxyl number greater than 2.85 caused the hydrolysed solution, or sol, to gel immediately. The addition of lithium formate to a dialysed sol caused it to flocculate at low pH and prevented the transformation from a sol to a gel from occurring at elevated pH. This behaviour was linked to the adsorption of the anions - formate, oxalate, or carbonate - onto the surface of the sol particles. Hydrolysis of solutions of aluminum nitrate together with either lithium formate, lithium oxalate, or lithium carbonate, such that the mole ratio of aluminum to lithium was 1:1, resulted in the formation of a crystalline precipitate containing both lithium and aluminum. The lithium to aluminum ratio of the precipitate was 0.44:1 when lithium was introduced as the carbonate. Spheres could be made by gel-precipitation if the viscosity of the feed solution was first increased to 200 cps by the addition of polyvinyl alcohol. However, the lithium not chemically bound in the precipitate diffused out of the spheres during gelation. Heating of the lithium-deficient spheres to 950 degrees C produced a mixture of lithium aluminate and the spinel phase, LiAl5O8

  13. Study of the structure and optical properties of rare-earth-doped aluminate particles prepared by an amorphous citrate sol-gel process

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    Calcium aluminate, doped with neodymium and europium ions, was prepared by a citrate polymeric precursor sol-gel method. The influence of the synthesis mixture composition and the thermal treatment parameters on the structure, morphology and optical properties of the material were investigated by thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, diffuse reflectance, emission and excitation spectroscopy. The amount of organic component in the precursor had an effect on the crystal structure and the morphology of the material particles. The thermal treatment had no direct influence on the optical properties of material. Polymeric precursors treated at 1000 deg. C gave white aluminate powder, with absorption bands due to the rare earth ions and the host levels. Luminescence from the Eu3+ ion levels gave emission spectra with sharp peak at 611 nm and color purity. Energy transfer was observed from the excited state of the host to the Eu3+ ion levels

  14. Determinación de la resistencia del hornnigón en viguetas fabricadas con cemento aluminóso

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    de la Fuente Sánchez, Antonio

    1993-03-01

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    La resistencia de los hormigones en viguetas de cemento aluminóso es uno de los parámetros más solicitados a los laboratorios de control. La dificultad de su determinación estriba en la gran cantidad de armaduras que suelen llevar las alas de la vigueta, siendo el alma la única zona de la que pueden extraerse muestras de hormigón.

  15. Characterization of Nano-structured Nickel Aluminate Formation During Mechanochemical Recycling of Spent NiO/ Al2O3 Catalyst

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    In this research, use of mechanical alloying method, as a new and effective route for the recycling of spent NiO/ Al2O3 catalyst to nano-structured nickel aluminate spinel was investigated. It was found that the formation of NiAl2O4 was started between 15 to 20 hours of milling and completed after 60 hours. The final particle size was found to be in the range of 5-50 nm. (author)

  16. THERMOANALYTICAL EVENTS AND ENTHALPIES OF SELECTED PHASES AND SYSTEMS OF THE CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY OF CONCRETE PART I. CALCIUM-SILICATE-ALUMINATE-SULFATE HYDRATES

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    Milan Drabik; Lubica Galikova; Scholtzova Eva; Hadzimova Eva

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    Essential focus of the study has been to acquire thermoanalytical events, incl. enthalpies of decompositions - (delta)H, of natural minerals of calcium-silicate-sulfate-aluminate hydrates. The thermoanalytical curves of thaumasite and ettringite are fully in line with that reported in reference sources. The values of (delta)H calculated from DSC curves in the intervals of key decomposition steps ranging from 50 to 250 C, achieve (1215 +/- 60) J g-1 for thaumasite and (930 +/- 40) J g...

  17. Preparation of nanostructured nickel aluminate spinel powder from spent NiO/Al2O3 catalyst by mechano-chemical synthesis

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    Nazemi, M.K.; Sheibani, S; Rashchi, F; González-Delacruz, V.M.; Caballero, Alfonso

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, the possibility of mechano-chemical synthesis, as a single step process for preparation of nanostructured nickel aluminate spinel powder from NiO/Al2O3 spent catalyst was investigated. Powder samples were characterized in terms of composition, morphology, structure, particle size and surface area using complementary techniques such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), differential thermal analysis (DTA) and volu...

  18. Processing and characterisation of Calcium SulfoAluminate (CSA) eco-cements coated with a hybrid organo-inorganic material for photocatalytic applications

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    Morales-Cantero, Alejandro; Cabeza, Aurelio; De la Torre, Ángeles G.; Aranda, M. A. G.; Santacruz, Isabel

    2015-01-01

    On the one hand, Calcium SulfoAluminate (CSA) eco-cements are receiving increasing attention since their manufacture produces up to 40% less CO2 than ordinary Portland cement (OPC). In addition, they show interesting properties such as high early-age strengths, short setting times, impermeability, sulfate and chloride corrosion resistance and low alkalinity. On the other hand, water treatment is a key issue and it will become much more important in the decades ahead. We have developed a p...

  19. Inhibice nebezpečných látek v alumináto-silikátových systémech

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    Koplík, Jan

    2012-01-01

    Schopnost alumináto-silikátových systémů imobilizovat nebezpečné látky je zkoumána od 90. let 20. století. Cílem této práce je vyvinout alumináto-silikátový systém (matrici) se schopností inhibovat nebezpečné látky (těžké kovy) za použití sekundárních surovin. Schopnost matrice inhibovat těžké kovy byla stanovena na základě vyluhovacích testů založených na vyhlášce 294/2005 Sb. Koncentrace prvků ve výluzích byly stanoveny pomocí ICP-MS. Výsledný alumináto-silikátový systém se skládal z vysoko...

  20. Contribution to the study of the oxidation reaction of the carbon oxide in contact with catalysts issued from the decomposition of nickel hydro-aluminates at various temperatures

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    Addressing the study of the oxidation reaction of carbon oxide which produces carbon dioxide, this research thesis reports the study of this reaction in presence of catalysts (2NiO + Al2O3, NiAl2O4 and NiO + NiAl2O4) issued from the decomposition of nickel hydro-aluminates at different temperatures. The first part describes experimental techniques and the nature of materials used in this study. The second part reports the study of the catalytic activity of the 2NiO+Al2O3 catalyst during the oxidation of CO. Preliminary studies are also reported: structure and texture of nickel hydro-aluminate which is the raw material used to produce catalysts, activation of this compound to develop the catalytic activity in CO oxidation, chemisorption of CO, O2 and CO2 on the 2NiO+Al2O3 solid, interaction of adsorbed gases at the solid surface, and kinetic study of the oxidation reaction. The third part reports the study of the catalytic activity in the oxidation reaction of CO of spinel catalysts (NiAl2O4 and NiO+NiAl2O4) obtained by calcination of nickel hydro-aluminates at high temperature. The formation of the spinel phase, the chemisorption of CO, O2 and CO2 on NiAl2O4, and the kinetic of the oxidation reaction are herein studied

  1. The effect of annealing temperature on the structure and optical properties of sol–gel derived nanocrystalline cobalt aluminate spinel

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    The thermal evolution of a sol–gel derived cobalt aluminate (CoAl2O4) of a spinel-type structure was studied. The samples were prepared by the sol–gel technique using aluminum-sec-butoxide [Al(OsBu)3] and cobalt nitrate hexahydrate Co(NO3)2 × 6H2O as starting materials and ethyl-acetoacetate (C6H10O3) as a chelating agent. The powder precursors were annealed at various temperatures ranging from 200 to 900 °C. The properties of products were characterized using differential thermal analysis and thermo-gravimetric analysis (DTA/TGA), UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The UV–vis DRS spectra revealed that in samples annealed at temperatures below 700 °C a part of Co existed in a 3 + oxidation state. The accommodation of Co3+ in octahedral cation sites yields with a green color. Thermal treatment at higher temperatures promote the reduction of Co3+ ions to Co2+ and a change of color from green to blue, later being characteristic of Co2+ ions in tetrahedral coordination. The XRD revealed that annealing of the precursor powder at a lower temperature (500 and 600 °C) resulted in a crystal spinel-type phase Co2AlO4. Annealing at higher temperatures (700–900 °C) induces a reaction of Co2AlO4 with amorphous alumina producing a phase CoAl2O4 having a partially inverse spinel structure, with δ in the range of 0.198–0.260. The spinel powders obtained at all annealing temperatures were in the nanosize range. -- Graphical abstract: UV–vis DRS spectra of cobalt aluminate powders heat treated at various temperatures. Highlights: ► Sol–gel derived spinel-type CoAl2O4 thermal evolution was monitored. ► Below 700 °C part of Co exists in 3+ state (octahedral sites), yielding green color. ► Above 700 °C Co3+ reduction to Co2+ (tetrahedral sites) is promoted, changing to blue. ► Treatment at 500–600 °C resulted in crystal spinel-type phase Co2AlO4. ► At 700–900 °C Co2AlO4 and amorphous alumina react

  2. Relation between microstructure and dielectric breakdown in the case of aluminous ceramics (SEMM method); Comportement d'alumines face a l'injection de charges. Relation microstructure - claquage dielectrique - mesure des charges d'influence (methode SEMM)

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    Liebault, J.

    1999-02-01

    The dielectric breakdown is strongly linked to the injection and the accumulation of charges in a non-conducting material. The physics of charged insulators proposes mechanisms of trapping and transport of charges in aluminium oxides by considering defects as localization sources of charges and of energy. In order to measure the influence of defects on dielectric breakdown, various aluminous ceramics have been elaborated. The nature and the quantity of defects have been characterized by the nature and the rate of impurities, by porosity, by the quantity of grain boundaries and by the presence and distribution of secondary phases. These materials have undergone breakdown tests. The dielectric rigidity depends strongly on the nature and the distribution of crystallographic defects (vacancy, interstitial ions and dislocation), on the other hand porosity below 5% has no influence. The doping of an alumina ceramic containing less than 100 ppm of impurities implies a diminution of its dielectric rigidity. The measurement of the SEMM (scanning electron microscopy mirror) effect allows the characterization of insulating materials. This method permits the evaluation of the ability for materials to trap charges, it gives information about the charge kinetic of trapping, charge localization and the energy levels of traps. (A.C.)

  3. CaO-based pellets supported by calcium aluminate cements for high-temperature CO2 capture.

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    Manovic, Vasilije; Anthony, Edward J

    2009-09-15

    The development of highly efficient CaO-based pellet sorbents, using inexpensive raw materials (limestones) or the spent sorbent from CO2 capture cycles, and commercially available calcium aluminate cements (CA-14, CA-25, Secar 51, and Secar 80), is described here. The pellets were prepared using untreated powdered limestones or their corresponding hydrated limes and were tested for their CO2 capture carrying capacities for 30 carbonation/calcination cycles in a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA). Their morphology was also investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and their compositions before and after carbonation/calcination cycleswere determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD). Pellets prepared in this manner showed superior behavior during CO2 capture cycles compared to natural sorbents, with the highest conversions being > 50% after 30 cycles. This improved performance was attributed to the resulting substructure of the sorbent particles, i.e., a porous structure with nanoparticles incorporated. During carbonation/calcination cycles mayenite (Ca12Al14O33) was formed, which is believed to be responsible for the favorable performance of synthetic CaO-based sorbents doped with alumina compounds. An added advantage of the pellets produced here is their superior strength, offering the possibility of using them in fluidized bed combustion (FBC) systems with minimal sorbent loss due to attrition. PMID:19806751

  4. Synthesis of porous zinc aluminate spinel (ZnAl2O4) by metal-chitosan complexation method

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    Highlights: • ZnAl2O4 with a spinel structure was prepared by metal-chitosan complexation method. • ZnAl2O4 spinel was obtained by the thermal decomposition of chitosan. • ZnAl2O4 solid with porous structure and large surface area was obtained. -- Abstract: Zinc aluminate (ZnAl2O4) particles with a spinel structure were prepared by metal-chitosan complexation method. The solids were obtained by the thermal decomposition of precursor compound of metallic hydroxides mixture and the biopolymer chitosan. X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and N2-adsorption–desorption isotherms were used for the characterization of the products. The results showed that the ZnAl2O4 spinel can be obtained by heating the precursor at temperatures above of 500 °C, resulting in a material with porous structure and large surface area and high purity

  5. Effect of substitution of Co{sup 2+} ions on the structural and electrical properties of nanosized magnesium aluminate

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    Ahmad, Javed, E-mail: dr.j.ahmad@gmail.co [Department of Physics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800 (Pakistan); Awan, Muhammad Qadeer; Mazhar, Muhammad Ehsan [Department of Physics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800 (Pakistan); Ashiq, Muhammad Naeem [Department of Chemistry, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800 (Pakistan)

    2011-01-15

    Cobalt substituted nanosized magnesium aluminates having a nominal composition MgAl{sub 2-x}Co{sub x}O{sub 4} where x = 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 were synthesized by the chemical co-precipitation method. Aluminium (Al{sup 3+}) ions were completely and successfully substituted by Co{sup 2+} ions, which yielded an electron rich terminal compound MgCo{sub 2}O{sub 4}. All the samples were characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA) and dc electrical resistivity measurements. The investigated samples were found to be spinel single phase cubic close packed crystalline materials as demonstrated by XRD data. Using the Debye Scherer formula, the calculated crystallite size was found Co{sup 2+} concentration dependent and varied between 7 and 19 nm. The lattice constant, X-ray density and bulk density were found to increase while percentage porosity decreases on increasing the Co{sup 2+} concentration. The dc electrical resistivity was found to decrease as a function of temperature as expected for a typical semiconductor. The doped Co{sup 2+} ions are believed to form small polarons and hopping of these small polarons between the adjacent sites seems to be partially responsible for conduction in the system. The activation energy of hopping of small polarons was also calculated.

  6. Effect of substitution of Co 2+ ions on the structural and electrical properties of nanosized magnesium aluminate

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    Ahmad, Javed; Awan, Muhammad Qadeer; Mazhar, Muhammad Ehsan; Ashiq, Muhammad Naeem

    2011-01-01

    Cobalt substituted nanosized magnesium aluminates having a nominal composition MgAl 2- xCo xO 4 where x = 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 were synthesized by the chemical co-precipitation method. Aluminium (Al 3+) ions were completely and successfully substituted by Co 2+ ions, which yielded an electron rich terminal compound MgCo 2O 4. All the samples were characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA) and dc electrical resistivity measurements. The investigated samples were found to be spinel single phase cubic close packed crystalline materials as demonstrated by XRD data. Using the Debye Scherer formula, the calculated crystallite size was found Co 2+ concentration dependent and varied between 7 and 19 nm. The lattice constant, X-ray density and bulk density were found to increase while percentage porosity decreases on increasing the Co 2+ concentration. The dc electrical resistivity was found to decrease as a function of temperature as expected for a typical semiconductor. The doped Co 2+ ions are believed to form small polarons and hopping of these small polarons between the adjacent sites seems to be partially responsible for conduction in the system. The activation energy of hopping of small polarons was also calculated.

  7. Disordering and annealing effects of magnesium aluminate spinel implanted with high-flux 60 keV Cu-

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    Magnesium aluminate spinel of single crystal MgOn(Al2O3) was implanted with 60 keV Cu- at a flux up to 100 μA/cm2, and effects of damage accumulation on the lattice were studied by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS)/channeling measurements. No complete amorphization was observed in the spinel over the flux range examined in this study, although the crystalline lattice was significantly damaged. The damaged region on the Al sublattice extended to a deeper region with increasing flux. Fluence- and flux dependence of Al damage peak is greatly influenced by the stoichiometry n of spinel. The Al damage peak of MgO1.0(Al2O3) is smaller for higher flux and fluence. It is understood that recombination of radiation-induced interstitials with structural vacancies effectively reduces damage of the Al sublattice. In the case of MgO2.4(Al2O3), the Al damage peak, however, increases with increasing fluence and flux. The results of RBS/channeling indicate that the recombination mechanism is more effective in the stoichiometric spinel than the nonstoichiometric one

  8. Radiation-induced swelling and softening in magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with high-flux Cu{sup -} ions

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    Lee, C.G. E-mail: cglee@clear.tokai.jaeri.go.jp; Ohmura, T.; Takeda, Y.; Matsuoka, S.; Kishimoto, N

    2004-03-15

    Magnesium aluminate spinel of single crystal was irradiated with 60 keV Cu{sup -} at a flux up to 6.2 x 10{sup 18} ions/m{sup 2} s, to a total fluence of 3 x 10{sup 20} ions/m{sup 2}, in order to study changes in hardness and step-height swelling by high-flux implantation. Hardness determined by nano-indentation measurements steeply decreased with implantation. There is a strong negative correlation between flux dependences of the hardness and the step-height swelling: the former decreases as the latter increases. The Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS)/channeling measurements showed that the spinel is not completely amorphized over the flux range in this study, and the radiation-induced softening observed is not due to amorphization. Results of optical absorbance suggested that radiation-induced point defects and their clusters on the anion sublattices of the spinel played an important role in the radiation-induced swelling under high-flux ion implantation.

  9. Disordering and annealing effects of magnesium aluminate spinel implanted with high-flux 60 keV Cu{sup -}

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    Lee, C.G. E-mail: lee.chi.gyu@nims.go.jp; Takeda, Y.; Kishimoto, N

    2002-05-01

    Magnesium aluminate spinel of single crystal MgOn(Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) was implanted with 60 keV Cu{sup -} at a flux up to 100 {mu}A/cm{sup 2}, and effects of damage accumulation on the lattice were studied by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS)/channeling measurements. No complete amorphization was observed in the spinel over the flux range examined in this study, although the crystalline lattice was significantly damaged. The damaged region on the Al sublattice extended to a deeper region with increasing flux. Fluence- and flux dependence of Al damage peak is greatly influenced by the stoichiometry n of spinel. The Al damage peak of MgO1.0(Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) is smaller for higher flux and fluence. It is understood that recombination of radiation-induced interstitials with structural vacancies effectively reduces damage of the Al sublattice. In the case of MgO2.4(Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}), the Al damage peak, however, increases with increasing fluence and flux. The results of RBS/channeling indicate that the recombination mechanism is more effective in the stoichiometric spinel than the nonstoichiometric one.

  10. Radiation-induced swelling and softening in magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with high-flux Cu- ions

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    Magnesium aluminate spinel of single crystal was irradiated with 60 keV Cu- at a flux up to 6.2 x 1018 ions/m2 s, to a total fluence of 3 x 1020 ions/m2, in order to study changes in hardness and step-height swelling by high-flux implantation. Hardness determined by nano-indentation measurements steeply decreased with implantation. There is a strong negative correlation between flux dependences of the hardness and the step-height swelling: the former decreases as the latter increases. The Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS)/channeling measurements showed that the spinel is not completely amorphized over the flux range in this study, and the radiation-induced softening observed is not due to amorphization. Results of optical absorbance suggested that radiation-induced point defects and their clusters on the anion sublattices of the spinel played an important role in the radiation-induced swelling under high-flux ion implantation

  11. Radiation-induced swelling and softening in magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with high-flux Cu - ions

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    Lee, C. G.; Ohmura, T.; Takeda, Y.; Matsuoka, S.; Kishimoto, N.

    2004-03-01

    Magnesium aluminate spinel of single crystal was irradiated with 60 keV Cu - at a flux up to 6.2 × 10 18 ions/m 2 s, to a total fluence of 3 × 10 20 ions/m 2, in order to study changes in hardness and step-height swelling by high-flux implantation. Hardness determined by nano-indentation measurements steeply decreased with implantation. There is a strong negative correlation between flux dependences of the hardness and the step-height swelling: the former decreases as the latter increases. The Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS)/channeling measurements showed that the spinel is not completely amorphized over the flux range in this study, and the radiation-induced softening observed is not due to amorphization. Results of optical absorbance suggested that radiation-induced point defects and their clusters on the anion sublattices of the spinel played an important role in the radiation-induced swelling under high-flux ion implantation.

  12. Disordering and annealing effects of magnesium aluminate spinel implanted with high-flux 60 keV Cu -

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    Lee, C. G.; Takeda, Y.; Kishimoto, N.

    2002-05-01

    Magnesium aluminate spinel of single crystal MgO n(Al 2O 3) was implanted with 60 keV Cu - at a flux up to 100 μA/cm 2, and effects of damage accumulation on the lattice were studied by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS)/channeling measurements. No complete amorphization was observed in the spinel over the flux range examined in this study, although the crystalline lattice was significantly damaged. The damaged region on the Al sublattice extended to a deeper region with increasing flux. Fluence- and flux dependence of Al damage peak is greatly influenced by the stoichiometry n of spinel. The Al damage peak of MgO1.0(Al 2O 3) is smaller for higher flux and fluence. It is understood that recombination of radiation-induced interstitials with structural vacancies effectively reduces damage of the Al sublattice. In the case of MgO2.4(Al 2O 3), the Al damage peak, however, increases with increasing fluence and flux. The results of RBS/channeling indicate that the recombination mechanism is more effective in the stoichiometric spinel than the nonstoichiometric one.

  13. Trials to solidify a Zn-containing low level radioactive sludge with calcium sulfo-aluminate cement

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    It is well-known that Zn2+ acts as a strong retarder or even an inhibitor for the setting and hardening reaction of Portland cement. Calcium sulfo-aluminate (CSA) cement was expected to be the best solution to solidify the Zn-containing sludge in this study, because it generates an Ettringite-phase during hydration in which the Zn2+ can be integrated. With a commercially available CSA cement it was possible to develop recipes with a sufficient percentage of wet waste volume and a passable range of consistency for all existent water contents. The compressive strength of these recipes varied between 20 and 40 MPa depending on how much waste was in the recipe and how much water the waste contained. With water and sulfate resistance conforming to the guideline B05, the compressive strength was above the required 10 MPa in all cases. Additionally the linear expansion incl. layers was always clearly lower than the limiting 2%. The disadvantage of the recipes was superficial disintegration of the samples during leaching. One effect is that one can easily scrape off material from the surface of the samples, another is that flakes of material from the leached samples can be found on the bottom of leach bottles. For these reasons the development of a recipe for the solidification of the Zn-sludge is still a work in progress. (author)

  14. Wear Behavior and Mechanism of Fe-Al Intermetallic Coating Prepared by Hot-Dip Aluminizing and Diffusion

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    Zhang, Q. Y.; Zhou, Y.; Liu, J. Q.; Chen, K. M.; Mo, J. G.; Cui, X. H.; Wang, S. Q.

    2016-05-01

    A Fe-Al intermetallic compound coating was prepared on AISI H13 steel by hot-dip aluminizing and subsequent high-temperature diffusion. Dry sliding wear tests of the Fe-Al intermetallic coating were performed at 298 K to 873 K (25 °C to 600 °C). The wear behavior of the Fe-Al intermetallic coating was noticed to vary markedly with the temperature and load. At 298 K (25 °C), the wear rate rapidly increased with an increase of the load. As the temperature was elevated, the wear rate dramatically decreased except for the cases under 300 N at 473 K and 673 K (200 °C and 400 °C). The Fe-Al intermetallic coating possessed an excellent elevated-temperature wear performance, especially at 673 K to 873 K (400 °C to 600 °C), but worse room-temperature one, which were noticed to be attributed to the existence and inexistence of thin tribo-oxide layers, respectively. Such a thin tribo-oxide layer was considered to provide a protection for the intermetallic compound. When the tribo-oxide layer did not form at room temperature or the formed one was massively delaminated above the critical load at elevated temperatures, Fe-Al intermetallic coating possessed poor wear resistance.

  15. The effects of re-firing process under oxidizing atmosphere and temperatures on the properties of strontium aluminate phosphors

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    Graphical abstract: The comparative emission spectra of standard and re-fired Phosphor A under oxidizing atmosphere at various temperatures. The colour of Phosphor A re-fired at higher temperatures above 900 °C shifted from yellowish-green to bluish-green in the dark. But, the bluish-green emission could only be seen when it was exposed to UV and disappeared as soon as the light source was removed. Moreover, the emission intensities decreased as the re-firing temperatures increased. This could be attributed to the oxidation of Eu2+ during the re-firing process. It is well known fact from the literature that the reduction of Eu3+ to Eu2+ in appropriate host materials needs an annealing process in a reducing atmosphere such as H2, H2/N2 mixture or CO. Up to now, the reduction phenomena of Eu3+ → Eu2+ in air have been found in phosphates (Ba3(PO4)2:Eu), sulphates (BaSO4:Eu), borates (SrB4O7:Eu, SrB6O10:Eu and BaB8O13:Eu) and aluminates (Sr4Al14O25:Eu). Interestingly, an apparent blue shift in the phosphorescence spectrum was observed in the samples re-fired at 1000 °C and above, indicating a minimal effect on the oxidation state or the electronic energy levels of the co-doped Dy3+ ions, which were thought to act as long-lived hole traps resulting in long afterglow. - Highlights: • This study examines the effects re-firing at oxidizing atmosphere of photoluminescence of three different commercial SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+-phosphors. • All the commercial SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+-phosphors completely lost their phosphorescence after being re-fired at 1300 °C. • Oxidizing environment and re-firing temperature naturally affecting the valance of Eu2+ may cause the basic lattice structure to be modified and also limit their applications at higher temperatures, such as third firing vetrosa décor or glaze applications in ceramic industry. • It was thought that this kind of study may be promising to provide many outcome studies, may act to encourage additional efforts along

  16. Geochronological and geochemical constraints on the petrogenesis of late Triassic aluminous A-type granites in southeast China

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    Sun, Yang; Ma, Changqian; Liu, Yuanyuan; She, Zhenbing

    2011-11-01

    The late Permian-Triassic granites in the South China Block (SCB) have important tectonic significance for the evolution of East Asia. Most of the intrusive bodies in the central SCB consist of S-type granites. Here, we report the first unambiguous discovery of Wengshan aluminous A-type granites in southwest Zhejiang Province, southeast China. SHRIMP and LA-ICP-MS zircon U-Pb analyses yielded similar ages about 224 Ma for two samples from the Wengshan pluton, in concordance with peak time of late Indosinian (234-205 Ma) tectonic magmatic activity in the SCB. The Wengshan granites are peraluminous with A/CNK values ranging from 1.09 to 1.24, enriched in K, Rb, Th, REE and Zr + Nb + Ce + Y, have elevated FeO tot/MgO and Ga/Al ratios, and are depleted in Mg, Ca, Mn, Ba, Sr, P and Ti. In addition, they show high zircon saturation temperatures (820-878 °C). Their REE patterns are highly fractionated, with (La/Yb) N ratios of 36.89-101.24 and strongly negative Eu anomalies (Eu/Eu * = 0.28 - 0.53). In-situ zircon Hf isotopic analyses indicate that the Wengshan granites have ɛ Hf( t) values ranging from -15.9 to -12.7 and two-stage depleted mantle Hf model ages from 2.05 to 2.26 Ga. Sr-Nd isotope systematics are characterized by a high initial 87Sr/ 86Sr ratios of 0.7092-0.7218 and a low ɛNd( t) values of -15.0 to -12.1, with two-stage depleted mantle Nd model ages of 1.99-2.22 Ga, consistent with those of Paleoproterozoic basement rocks in the area. It is inferred that the Wengshan granite magma formed by partial melting of Paleoproterozoic metasedimentary sources in Cathaysia Block. Meanwhile, the underplating of mafic magma in the lower crust may provide the heat source for the formation of the Wengshan granites. The data show that the Wengshan granites, unlike other S-type granites in the SCB, are late Triassic aluminous A-type granite. Therefore they may indicate distinct geodynamic significance. Our study of the Wengshan A-type granites (224 Ma), together with

  17. The study of novel gel polymer electrolytes plasticized with non-volatile tris(methoxypolyethyleneglycol) aluminate esters

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    Highlights: • The conductivity of the synthesized gel polymer electrolyte is 0.59 × 10−3 S cm−1 at 30 °C. • The Li+ transference number of the obtained gel polymer electrolyte reaches 0.42 at 30 °C. • The pyrolysis temperature of the polymer electrolyte is as high as ∼280 °C. -- Abstract: A series of novel gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs) based on a co-polymer matrix of methoxy-poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate (MPEGM) and hexadecal-poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate (HPEGM) are synthesized in this study using non-volatile tris(methoxypolyethyleneglycol) aluminate ester ((MPEGn)3-Al) as the plasticizer. Their thermal stability and ionic conductivity are studied by differential scanning calorimeter, thermogravimetric analysis and alternating current impedance techniques. The results show that all the synthesized GPEs possess excellent thermal stability and exhibit relatively high ionic conductivity. Among all the synthesized GPEs, one with the composition of 40 wt% MPEGM, 10 wt% HPEGM and 50 wt% (MPEG7)3-Al exhibits the highest ionic conductivity, up to 0.59 × 10−3 S cm−1 at 30 °C when the salt concentration is [Li]:[EO] = 1:20. In addition, a coin cell based on this GPE, with LiFePO4 as cathode and metallic lithium as anode shows discharge capacities as high as 146 mAh g−1 and 151 mAh g−1 when cycled at 30 °C and 50 °C, respectively, under a current rate of 0.1 C

  18. Homoleptic borates and aluminates containing the difluorophosphato ligand - [M(O2PF2)x](y-) - synthesis and characterization.

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    Schulz, Christoph; Eiden, Philipp; Klose, Petra; Ermantraut, Andreas; Schmidt, Michael; Garsuch, Arnd; Krossing, Ingo

    2015-04-21

    Weakly coordinating anions (WCAs) with the difluorophosphato ligand (O2PF2) were the target of this study. Initial experiments were conducted towards the preparation of homoleptic aluminates of the well-studied [Al(OR)4](-)-type. The preparation of the initial target structure Li[Al(O2PF2)4] failed due to the remaining Lewis acidic character of the central aluminum atom. Instead, the formation of Li3[Al(O2PF2)6] and Al(O2PF2)3 was observed with hexacoordinate aluminum atoms and verified by NMR, IR and X-ray crystallography. A possible mechanism towards these compounds was postulated in the solvent induced dismutation of the tetracoordinate Li[Al(O2PF2)4]. A singly charged WCA was realized by the exchange of the central aluminum atom for boron. The [B(O2PF2)4](-) anion was prepared starting from BH3·S(CH3)2 and boron tribromide leading to the protic room temperature Ionic Liquid (IL) [H(S(CH3)2)][B(O2PF2)4] and the neat liquid Brønsted acid H[B(O2PF2)4], respectively, representing a significantly improved synthesis with regard to the first experiments of Dove et al. The basicity of the [B(O2PF2)4](-) anion and its WCA quality were investigated on the basis of the IR-spectroscopic NH-scale and the salt [H(N(Oct)3)][B(O2PF2)4] that places it better than all oxyanions and close to the carboranate based WCAs. A pathway to the solvent free pure Li[B(O2PF2)4] salt was established on a multi-gram scale with excellent purities enabling electrochemical applications (verified by NMR, IR, X-ray crystallography and cyclovoltammetry). PMID:25785817

  19. Analyses of Hubble Space Telescope Aluminized-Teflon Multilayer Insulation Blankets Retrieved After 19 Years of Space Exposure

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    de Groh, Kim K.; Perry, Bruce A.; Mohammed, Jelila S.; Banks, Bruce

    2015-01-01

    Since its launch in April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has made many important observations from its vantage point in low Earth orbit (LEO). However, as seen during five servicing missions, the outer layer of multilayer insulation (MLI) has become increasingly embrittled and has cracked in many areas. In May 2009, during the 5th servicing mission (called SM4), two MLI blankets were replaced with new insulation and the space-exposed MLI blankets were retrieved for degradation analyses by teams at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The retrieved MLI blankets were from Equipment Bay 8, which received direct sunlight, and Equipment Bay 5, which received grazing sunlight. Each blanket was divided into several regions based on environmental exposure and/or physical appearance. The aluminized-Teflon (DuPont, Wilmington, DE) fluorinated ethylene propylene (Al-FEP) outer layers of the retrieved MLI blankets have been analyzed for changes in optical, physical, and mechanical properties, along with chemical and morphological changes. Pristine and as-retrieved samples (materials) were heat treated to help understand degradation mechanisms. When compared to pristine material, the analyses have shown how the Al-FEP was severely affected by the space environment. Most notably, the Al-FEP was highly embrittled, fracturing like glass at strains of 1 to 8 percent. Across all measured properties, more significant degradation was observed for Bay 8 material as compared to Bay 5 material. This paper reviews the tensile and bend-test properties, density, thickness, solar absorptance, thermal emittance, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) elemental composition measurements, surface and crack morphologies, and atomic oxygen erosion yields of the Al-FEP outer layer of the retrieved HST blankets after 19 years of space exposure.

  20. Effect of Solar Exposure on the Atomic Oxygen Erosion of Hubble Space Telescope Aluminized-Teflon Thermal Shields

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    Guo, Aobo; Ashmead, Claire C.; deGroh, Kim K.

    2012-01-01

    When exposed to low Earth orbital (LEO) environment, external spacecraft materials degrade due to radiation, thermal cycling, micrometeoroid and debris impacts, and atomic oxygen (AO) interaction. Collisions between AO and spacecraft can result in oxidation of external spacecraft surface materials, which can lead to erosion and severe structural and/or optical property deterioration. It is therefore essential to understand the AO erosion yield (Ey), the volume loss per incident oxygen atom (cu cm/atom), of polymers to assure durability of spacecraft materials. The objective of this study was to determine whether solar radiation exposure can increase the rate of AO erosion of polymers in LEO. The material studied was a section of aluminized-Teflon (DuPont) fluorinated ethylene propylene (Al-FEP) thermal shield exposed to space on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) for 8.25 years. Retrieved samples were sectioned from the circular thermal shield and exposed to ground laboratory thermal energy AO. The results indicate that the average Ey of the solar facing HST Al-FEP was 1.9 10(exp -24)cu cm/atom, while the average Ey of the anti-solar HST Al-FEP was 1.5 10(exp -24)cu cm/atom. The Ey of the pristine samples was 1.6- 1.7 10(exp -24)cu cm/atom. These results indicate that solar exposure affects the post-flight erosion rate of FEP in a plasma asher. Therefore, it likely affects the erosion rate while in LEO.

  1. Constraints on the evolutionary history of aluminous mafic rocks in the Ronda peridotite massif (Spain) from trace-element compositions of clinopyroxene and garnet

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    Multiple trace-element compositions of clinopyroxene and garnet in aluminous mafic layers (±corundum and/or sapphirine) alternative with peridotites from the Ronda massif, Spain, were determined by an ArF 193 nm excimer laser system coupled with a quadrupole ICP-MS. The studied aluminous mafic rock is divided into several sublayers based on the modal mineral variations. Trace-element compositions of minerals vary between sublayers. Primitive mantle-normalized trace-element distribution patterns have more significant positive Eu anomaly for both garnet and clinopyroxene in the corundum-bearing sublayers than for those in the other sublayers whereas corundum-bearing sublayers contain more abundant secondary plagioclase than corundum-free sublayers. These geochemical signatures of the corundum-bearing sublayers intercalated with corundum-free sublayers were acquired as plagioclase-rich portions of gabbroic layered sequence originated at the lower crustal to the uppermost mantle sections rather than selective accumulation of metamorphic plagioclase due to deformation during the late stage of exhumation of the massif. Partition coefficients of trace elements between clinopyroxene and garnet show systematic variations with respect to major element composition, indicating local attainment of chemical equilibrium. The trace element compositions of clinopyroxene and garnet were equilibrated with secondary metamorphic plagioclase, i.e., a granulite-facies conditions, because plagioclase is required for the geochemical balance in Sr and Eu contents of the whole-rock trace element compositions. Positive Eu anomaly of clinopyroxene (±garnet) is also found in mantle-derived aluminous ecologitic xenoliths and ecologitic mineral inclusions in diamond captured in kimberlites, and is thus a useful indicator to explore recycled crustal components in the mantle. (author)

  2. Étude du rôle des défauts ponctuels dans la thermoluminescence de monocristaux d'alumine-alpha. Effets des traitements thermiques

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    Gábor, Molnár

    2000-01-01

    Ce travail de recherche concerne les relations qui existent entre la thermoluminescence (TL) et les défauts ponctuels présents dans les monocristaux d'alumine-alpha, en vue d'une application à la dosimétrie des rayonnements ionisants. Les mesures d'absorption optique, fluorescence et 3D-TL nous ont permis de mettre en évidence l'existence de plusieurs centres de piégeage et de recombinaison dans les cristaux et de proposer une corrélation entre la nature électron/trou des pièges et le mécanis...

  3. Atomic Layer Deposition of Gadolinium Aluminate using Gd((PrCp)-Pr-i)(3), TMA, and O-3 or H2O

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    Adelmann, Christoph; Pierreux, Dieter; Swerts, Johan; DEWULF, Dann; Hardy, An; TIELENS, Hilde; Franquet, Alexis; Brijs, Bert; Moussa, Alain; Conard, Thierry; Van Bael, Marlies; Maes, Jan W.; Jurczak, Malgorzata; Kittl, Jorge A.; Van Elshocht, Sven

    2010-01-01

    For future generations of non-volatile memory applications, the replacement of the interpoly dielectric by a suitable high-K material is required. Rare-earth aluminates are potential candidates because they are predicted to combine a high dielectric permittivity with a large band gap. We demonstrate the atomic layer deposition (ALD) of GdxAl2O3 layers using Gd((PrCp)-Pr-i)(3), trimethyl-aluminum (TMA), and H2O or O-3. Process windows for both H2O and O3 as oxidants are explored. H2O is shown ...

  4. Photocatalytic NO{sub x} abatement by calcium aluminate cements modified with TiO{sub 2}: Improved NO{sub 2} conversion

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    Pérez-Nicolás, M. [MIMED Research Group, Department of Chemistry and Soil Sciences, School of Sciences, University of Navarra, c/Irunlarrea, 1, 31008 Pamplona (Spain); Balbuena, J.; Cruz-Yusta, M.; Sánchez, L. [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, School of Sciences, University of Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Marie Curie, 14071 Córdoba (Spain); Navarro-Blasco, I.; Fernández, J.M. [MIMED Research Group, Department of Chemistry and Soil Sciences, School of Sciences, University of Navarra, c/Irunlarrea, 1, 31008 Pamplona (Spain); Alvarez, J.I., E-mail: jalvarez@unav.es [MIMED Research Group, Department of Chemistry and Soil Sciences, School of Sciences, University of Navarra, c/Irunlarrea, 1, 31008 Pamplona (Spain)

    2015-04-15

    Photocatalytic activity of TiO{sub 2} was studied in two types of calcium aluminate cement (CAC) under two different curing regimes. The effect of the TiO{sub 2} addition on the setting time, consistency and mechanical properties of the CACs was evaluated. The abatement of gaseous pollutants (NO{sub x}) under UV irradiation was also assessed. These cementitious matrices were found to successfully retain NO{sub 2}: more abundant presence of aluminates in white cement (w-CAC, iron-lean) helped to better adsorb NO{sub 2}, thus improving the conversion performance of the catalyst resulting in a larger NO{sub x} removal under UV irradiation. As evidenced by XRD, SEM, EDAX and zeta potential analyses, the presence of ferrite in dark cement (d-CAC, iron-reach) induced a certain chemical interaction with TiO{sub 2}. The experimental findings suggest the formation of new iron titanate phases, namely pseudobrookite. The reduced band-gap energy of these compounds compared with that of TiO{sub 2} accounts for the photocatalytic activity of these samples.

  5. Studies on densification, mechanical, micro-structural and structure–properties relationship of magnesium aluminate spinel refractory aggregates prepared from Indian magnesite

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    Ghosh, Chandrima; Ghosh, Arup; Haldar, Manas Kamal, E-mail: manashaldar@cgcri.res.in

    2015-01-15

    The present work intends to study the development of magnesium aluminate spinel aggregates from Indian magnesite in a single firing stage. The raw magnesite has been evaluated in terms of chemical analysis, differential thermal analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The experimental batch containing Indian magnesite and calcined alumina has been sintered in the temperature range of 1550 °C–1700 °C. The sintered material has been characterized in terms of physico-chemical properties like bulk density, apparent porosity, true density, relative density and thermo-mechanical/mechanical properties like hot modulus of rupture, thermal shock resistance, cold modulus of rupture and structural properties by X-ray diffraction in terms of phase identification and evaluation of crystal structure parameters of corresponding phases by Rietveld analysis. The microstructures developed at different temperatures have been analyzed by field emission scanning electron microscope study and compositional analysis of the developed phase has been carried out by energy dispersive X-ray study. - Highlights: • The studies have been done to characterize the developed magnesium aluminate spinel. • The studies reveal correlation between refractory behavior of spinel and developed microstructures. • The studies show the values of lattice parameters of developed phases.

  6. The influence of starch oxidization and aluminate coupling agent on interfacial interaction, rheological behavior, mechanical and thermal properties of poly(propylene carbonate)/starch blends

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    Jiang, Guo; Zhang, Shui-Dong; Huang, Han-Xiong; The Key Laboratory of Polymer Processing Engineering of the Ministry of Education Team

    Poly(propylene carbonate) (PPC) is a kind of new biodegradable polymer that is synthesized by copolymerization of propylene oxide and carbon dioxide. In this work, PPC end-capped with maleic anhydride (PPCMA)/thermoplastic starch (TPS), PPCMA/thermoplastic oxidized starch (TPOS) and PPCMA/AL-TPOS (TPOS modified by aluminate coupling agent) blends were prepared by melt blending to improve its thermal and mechanical properties. FTIR results showed that there existed hydrogen-bonding interaction between PPCMA and starch. SEM observation revealed that the compatibility between PPCMA and TPOS was improved by the oxidation of starch. The enhanced interfacial interactions between PPCMA and TPOS led to a better performance of PPC blends such as storage modulus (G'), loss modulus (G''), complex viscosity (η*), tensile strength and thermal properties. Furthermore, the modification of TPOS by aluminate coupling agent (AL) facilitated the dispersion of oxidized starch in PPC matrix, and resulted in increasing the tensile strength and thermal stability. National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Science Fund of Guangdong Province.

  7. Studies on densification, mechanical, micro-structural and structure–properties relationship of magnesium aluminate spinel refractory aggregates prepared from Indian magnesite

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    The present work intends to study the development of magnesium aluminate spinel aggregates from Indian magnesite in a single firing stage. The raw magnesite has been evaluated in terms of chemical analysis, differential thermal analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The experimental batch containing Indian magnesite and calcined alumina has been sintered in the temperature range of 1550 °C–1700 °C. The sintered material has been characterized in terms of physico-chemical properties like bulk density, apparent porosity, true density, relative density and thermo-mechanical/mechanical properties like hot modulus of rupture, thermal shock resistance, cold modulus of rupture and structural properties by X-ray diffraction in terms of phase identification and evaluation of crystal structure parameters of corresponding phases by Rietveld analysis. The microstructures developed at different temperatures have been analyzed by field emission scanning electron microscope study and compositional analysis of the developed phase has been carried out by energy dispersive X-ray study. - Highlights: • The studies have been done to characterize the developed magnesium aluminate spinel. • The studies reveal correlation between refractory behavior of spinel and developed microstructures. • The studies show the values of lattice parameters of developed phases

  8. Effects of SrO/Al2O3 Molar Ratio on the Luminescent Characteristics of Rare-Earth Strontium Aluminate Phosphors

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    张玉军; 尹衍升; 谭砂砾

    2002-01-01

    The study on the effects of SrO/Al2O3 molar ratio on the crystalline phases and photoluminescence characteristics of strontium aluminate phosphors co-activ ated with Eu2+ and Dy3+ were conducted by X-ray powder diffractomet ry, fluorescence spectrometer and photometer. The strontium aluminate luminescen t materials with different SrO/Al2O3 molar ratio emit the visible lights wit h different color tone after removal of excitation. The peak wavelengths of the emission spectra drift in the direction of short wave, the quantity of Sr4Al 14O25 crystalline phase increases and the afterglow time lengthens wit h the SrO/Al2O3 reduction. The results show that when the SrO/Al2O3 mola r ratio is near 1, the photoluminescence materials have high luminescent intensi ty, and when it is near 0.75, they have long afterglow time. However, when SrO/ Al2O3 molar ratio is more than 1, the luminescent materials appear strong al k aline in water solution; when SrO/Al2O3 molar ratio is much less than 0.75, the samples need a higher temperature to be sintered.

  9. Determination of trace rare earth elements in gadolinium aluminate by inductively coupled plasma time of flight mass spectrometry

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    An analytical methodology was developed for the precise quantification of ten trace rare earth elements (REEs), namely, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho, and Tm, in gadolinium aluminate (GdAlO3) employing an ultrasonic nebulizer (USN)-desolvating device based inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). A microwave digestion procedure was optimized for digesting 100 mg of the refractory oxide using a mixture of sulphuric acid (H2SO4), phosphoric acid (H3PO4) and water (H2O) with 1400 W power, 10 min ramp and 60 min hold time. An USN-desolvating sample introduction system was employed to enhance analyte sensitivities by minimizing their oxide ion formation in the plasma. Studies on the effect of various matrix concentrations on the analyte intensities revealed that precise quantification of the analytes was possible with matrix level of 250 mg L−1. The possibility of using indium as an internal standard was explored and applied to correct for matrix effect and variation in analyte sensitivity under plasma operating conditions. Individual oxide ion formation yields were determined in matrix matched solution and employed for correcting polyatomic interferences of light REE (LREE) oxide ions on the intensities of middle and heavy rare earth elements (MREEs and HREEs). Recoveries of ≥ 90% were achieved for the analytes employing standard addition technique. Three real samples were analyzed for traces of REEs by the proposed method and cross validated for Eu and Nd by isotope dilution mass spectrometry (IDMS). The results show no significant difference in the values at 95% confidence level. The expanded uncertainty (coverage factor 1σ) in the determination of trace REEs in the samples were found to be between 3 and 8%. The instrument detection limits (IDLs) and the method detection limits (MDLs) for the ten REEs lie in the ranges 1–5 ng L−1 and 7–64 μg kg−1 respectively. - Highlights: • A mixture of H2SO4, H3PO4 and H2O was optimized for

  10. Surface modification of sugar cane bagasse with aluminate ester strengthened by mechanical activation%机械活化强化甘蔗渣铝酸酯表面改性

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    黄祖强; 王楠; 胡华宇; 江道海

    2011-01-01

    Sugar can bagasse (SCB) was mechanically activated by a self-made stirring-type ball mill. The effects of dosage of aluminate ester and activation time on the activation grade, contact angle of modified SCB and viscosity of SCB/paraffin oil system were investigated. In addition, the crystal structure and functional groups of bagasse were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The results showed that after modification with aluminate ester, the activation grade and contact angle of SCB increased, while viscosity of SCB/paraffin oil system decreased. The optimal effect was achieved when the dosage of aluminate ester was 3 % of SCB. It was found that the reaction of SCB and aluminate ester was strengthened obviously by mechanical activation. The activation grade and contact angle of mechanically activated SCB increased obviously, and the viscosity of activated SCB/paraffin oil system decreased greatly after modification with aluminate ester. The optimal mechanical activation time was 120 min. After modification with aluminate ester, the dispersion of SCB in organic phase increased greatly, and the effect of mechanically activated SCB modified with aluminate ester became more remarkable. XRD analysis showed that mechanical activation decreased the degree of crystallinity of cellulose, made it more accessible to aluminate ester, and improved the reactivity of cellulose. FTIR analysis showed that chemical reaction of the hydroxy group on the surface of SCB and the alkoxyl group of aluminate ester took place during the modification, forming a new chemical bond Al-O-C, and a molecule layer of aluminate ester was also formed on the surface of SCB.%采用自制搅拌球磨机对甘蔗渣进行机械活化预处理,以改性甘蔗渣的活化度、润湿接触角及甘蔗渣/液体石蜡体系黏度为评价指标,分别研究了铝酸酯用量和机械活化时间对甘蔗渣改性效果的影响,并采用XRD、FTIR对

  11. Phase transformation during the decomposition of hydrated calcium zirconium aluminate (Ca7ZrAl6O18) paste subjected to various dehydration temperatures

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    Highlights: • The phase transformation during heating of hydrated Ca7ZrAl6O18 paste was investigated. • DTA-TG-EGA, LT-XRD, HT-XRD, FT-IR, and SEM-EDS techniques were used for phases identification. • Ca3Al2O6, Ca12Al14O33, Ca5Al6O14, and Ca–Zr–Al–O oxide phase were formed upon dehydration. • Ca5Al6O14 appeared as a preliminary amorphous calcium aluminate phase. • The unknown ternary phase CaO–Al2O3–ZrO2 was identified. - Abstract: In this paper, the results of experimental study concerning the characterization of dehydration behavior of the hydrated Ca7ZrAl6O18 phase are presented. The hydrated and dehydrated Ca7ZrAl6O18 pastes were investigated by DTA-TG-EGA, LT-XRD, HT-XRD, FT-IR, and SEM/EDS techniques. The original Ca7ZrAl6O18 changed to the calcium–aluminate–hydrates (C–A–H; C ≡CaO, A ≡Al2O3, H ≡H2O) and CaZrO3 due to the hydration reaction after mixing with water. C3AH6 was formed in the conversion reaction of metastable hexagonal hydrated phases, i.e., CAH10 and C2AH8 due to higher temperature. Calcium aluminates, Ca3Al2O6, Ca12Al14O33, and Ca5Al6O14 were formed as dehydration products of C–A–H phases. The results of IR spectroscopic measurements revealed that pentacalcium trialuminate, Ca5Al6O14 has appeared as a preliminary amorphous calcium aluminate phase. The unknown ternary compound in the system CaO–Al2O3–ZrO2 forming the dehydrated ring on the surface of the internal core of the unhydrated Ca7ZrAl6O18 grains has been identified by SEM-EDS

  12. Calcium aluminate cement concrete: durablllty and conversión. A fresh look at an old subject

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    George, C. M.

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper re-examines the relationship between durability and conversion of calcium aluminate cement concretes, CACC. Conversion is a natural and inevitable process whereby these materials reach a stable mature condition. Numerous structures built more than half a century ago remain serviceable and in service today. Some of these are illustrated. They are the best testament to the durability of converted concrete having survived far longer in the converted than the unconverted condition. The unique rapid hardening characteristics of CACC offer a valuable selfheating capability. Conversión is immediate and this leads to better long term strengths because more cement is hydrated. Moreover, recent work has shown that the thermodynamically stable hydrates of converted CAC are intrinsically more resistant to attack from such aggressive agents as sulphuric acid. This provides an explanation of the excellent long term performance of Fondu concretes, for example in many saewer applications. Our knowledge and understanding today of the durability of calcium alumínate bonded materials has been built on close to 100 years of accumulated experience and laboratory studies. We know how to use these materials and we know what to expect from them. We can be confident that they will serve us well in the century ahead.

    Este trabajo examina de nuevo la relación entre durabilidad y conversión de hormigones de cemento aluminoso, HAC (High Alumina Cement. La conversión es un proceso natural e inevitable a través del cual este material consigue una condición definitiva y estable. Numerosas estructuras que se edificaron hace más de medio siglo siguen utilizables y utilizadas hoy en día. Algunas de estas estructuras vienen ilustradas en este trabajo. Ellas sirven como mejor ejemplo de la durabilidad del hormigón convertido, ya que han sobrevivido mucho más tiempo en el estado convertido que en el no convertido. Las singulares caracter

  13. Effect of the strontium aluminate and hemihydrate contents on the properties of a calcium sulphoaluminate based cement

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    Velazco, G.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The effect of strontium aluminate (SrAl2O4 on the hydration process of a calcium sulphoaluminate (C4A3Ŝ cement was investigated. Cement pastes were prepared by mixing C4A3Ŝ , hemihydrate (CaSO4· ½H2O, CŜH0.5 and 0, 10 or 20wt% of SrAl2O4 (SrA. The amount of CŜH0.5 was 15, 20 or 25wt% based on the C4A3Ŝ quantity. The cement pastes were hydrated using water to cement ratios (w/c of 0.4 and 0.5. Samples were cured from 1 to 28 d. The compressive strength and setting time were evaluated and the hydration products were characterized. It was found that the setting time was delayed up to 42 min for the samples containing SrAl2O4 compared to samples without addition. The samples with 25wt% hemihydrate containing 20wt% SrAl2O4 developed the highest compressive strength (60 MPa after 28 d of curing. The main product after hydration was ettringite (C6AŜ3H32. The morphology of this phase consisted of thin needle-shaped crystals.Se investigó el efecto de la adición de aluminato de estroncio (SrAl2O4 sobre las propiedades de un cemento de sulfoaluminato de calcio (C4A3Ŝ. Se prepararon muestras mezclando C4A3Ŝ, hemihidrato (CaSO4· ½H2O, CŜH0.5 y 0, 10 o 20% e.p de SrAl2O4 (SrA. La cantidad de CŜH0.5 fue de 15, 20 o 25% e.p. basado en la cantidad de C4A3Ŝ. Las relaciones agua/cemento utilizadas fueron 0.4 y 0.5. Las muestras fueron curadas hasta 28 d. Se evaluó el tiempo de fraguado y la resistencia a la compresión. Los productos de hidratación se caracterizaron mediante DRX y MEB. El tiempo de fraguado se retardó hasta 42 minutos con la adición del SrAl2O4 comparado con las muestras sin adiciones. Las muestras con 25% e.p. de yeso y 20% e.p. de SrAl2O4 desarrollaron la mayor resistencia a la compresión alcanzando 60 MPa a 28 d de curado. Los análisis por MEB y DRX muestran como principal producto de hidratación a la etringita (C6AŜ3H32, cuya morfología se observa como cristales aciculares.

  14. Thermoluminescence et frittage de l'alumine alpha ultra-pure dopée par le zirconium, le thorium, le calcium, ou le cérium

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    Ferey, Frédérique

    2002-01-01

    La thermoluminescence est une technique de caractérisation des défauts ponctuels qui apparaissent dans un solide lors de son élaboration. Les paramètres de synthèse de l'alumine alpha considérés dans cette étude sont l'atmosphère de calcination (oxydante ou réductrice) et les différents dopants : Zirconium, thorium, calcium et cérium. L'objectif de ce travail est de relier les défauts ponctuels à la réactivité de la poudre, en particulier son frittage. Les mécanismes de TL du pic dosimétrique...

  15. The Effect of the Thickness of Fe2 Al5 Phase Layer at Fe/Al Interface on the Mechanics Behavior of Hot Dip Aluminizing Coating

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    XIA Yuan; YU Sheng-xue; CHEN Ling; CUI Rui-yi; YAO Mei

    2004-01-01

    Hot Dip Aluminized Coatings with different thickness were prepared on Q235 steel in aluminum solutions with different temperature for certain time. Through tensile tests and in-situ SEM observations, the effect of the coating's microstructure on the tensile strength of the samples was studied. It was disclosed at certain aluminum solution temperature,transaction layers mainly composed of Fe2 Al5 phase got thicker with time prolonging, and this changed initial crack's extending direction from parallel with to vertical with stretching direction. The change in crack direction decreased tensile strength of samples, thus made the coating easy to break. It was concluded that the existence of thick Fe2 Al5 phase layer was the basic reason for the lowering of tensile strength of the coating.

  16. Beneficial use of a cell coupling rheometry, conductimetry, and calorimetry to investigate the early age hydration of calcium sulfo-aluminate cement

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    A specific cell was designed to monitor simultaneously the evolution of the viscoelastic properties, electrical conductivity, and temperature of a cement paste with ongoing hydration. Hydration of calcium sulfo-aluminate cement by demineralized water or by a borated solution was then investigated as an example. Borate anions acted as set retarders but to a smaller extent than with ordinary Portland cement. The delay in cement hydration resulted from the precipitation of an amorphous or poorly crystallized calcium borate, which also caused a rapid stiffening (and thus a loss of workability) of the paste after mixing. The gypsum content of the CSA cement was shown to play a key role in the control of the cement reactivity. (authors)

  17. Leaching of calcium sulfo-aluminate cement pastes by water at regulated pH and temperature: Experimental investigation and modeling

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    Two cement pastes, prepared with a ye'elimite-rich calcium sulfo-aluminate binder containing 0% or 20% gypsum, were leached by water at regulated pH (7) and temperature (20 C) for three months with the aim of understanding and modeling the degradation processes. The cumulative quantities of Ca2+, OH- and SO42- ions in the leachates increased linearly versus the square root of time, showing that leaching was controlled by diffusion. The gypsum-free material exhibited the highest decalcification rate. Examination of the solid samples after three months revealed three zones: - the surface layer, highly porous and composed of AH3, perovskite and possibly C-(A)-S-H, - an intermediate zone, less porous, in which several precipitation and dissolution fronts occurred, and - the sound core. The hydrated phase evolution along depth was accurately determined and qualitatively reproduced with a model coupling transport by diffusion and chemical reactions. (authors)

  18. Study of the ultrasonic waves action on the preparation of calcium aluminates cements; Estudo da acao das ondas ultrasonicas na sintese de cimentos de aluminatos de calcio

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    Lourenco, R.R.; Exposito, C.C.D.; Rodrigues, J.A., E-mail: josear@ufscar.b [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (DEMa/GEMM/UFScar), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Materiais. Grupo de Engenharia de Microestrutura de Materiais

    2009-07-01

    Calcium aluminates cements were prepared through a route that uses the sonochemical process. In this process, calcia and alumina in an aqueous suspension are put under an ultrasonic bath during some time. After that, the water is evaporated and the material is heat treated. In this work, the action of ultrasonic waves were studied on initials molar compositions calcia:alumina of 1:1. It was also verified the influence of the water on the reactivity of initial solids. SEM and X-ray diffraction were used to characterize the obtained materials. In addition, mechanical strength of the products was evaluated through splitting tensile tests. The X-ray diffractograms showed that the presence of the water was enough to form hydrated compounds. However the material subjected to the sonochemical process presented the highest mechanical strength, indicating the potential of this route of synthesis. (author)

  19. Function of magnesium aluminate hydrate and magnesium nitrate as MgO addition in crystal structure and grain size control of -Al2O3 during sintering

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

    2010-02-01

    Chemically pure reactive alumina (-Al2O3) which is commercially available was used for densification study in presence of widely accepted dopant MgO as additive. MgO was added both as spinel (MgAl2O4) forming precursor i.e. magnesium aluminate hydrate, and magnesium nitrate. Sintering investigations were conducted in the temperature range 1500–1600°C with 2 h soaking. Structural study of sintered pellets was carried out by extensive XRD analysis. Scanning electron mode SEM images of the specimens were considered to understand the effect of both types of additions. Addition of MgO within and beyond optimum amount had some effect on development of microstructure of sintered bodies. Densification, around 99% ρth, with fine grain microstructure was achieved. These different types of additions caused two distinct changes in crystal structure of alumina-one small contraction and the other expansion of unit cell parameters.

  20. Synergistic use of Knudsen effusion quadrupole mass spectrometry, solid-state galvanic cell and differential scanning calorimetry for thermodynamic studies on lithium aluminates

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    Three ternary oxides LiAl5O8(s), LiAlO2(s) and Li5AlO4(s) in the system Li-Al-O were prepared by solid-state reaction route and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction method. Equilibrium partial pressure of CO2(g) over the three-phase mixtures {LiAl5O8(s)+Li2CO3(s)+5Al2O3(s)}, {LiAl5O8(s)+5LiAlO2(s)+2Li2CO3(s)} and {LiAlO2(s)+Li5AlO4(s)+2Li2CO3(s)} were measured using Knudsen effusion quadrupole mass spectrometry (KEQMS). Solid-state galvanic cell technique based on calcium fluoride electrolyte was used to determine the standard molar Gibbs energies of formations of these aluminates. The standard molar Gibbs energies of formation of these three aluminates calculated from KEQMS and galvanic cell measurements were in good agreement. Heat capacities of individual ternary oxides were measured from 127 to 868 K using differential scanning calorimetry. Thermodynamic tables representing the values of ΔfH0(298.15 K), S0(298.15 K) S0(T), Cp0(T), H0(T), {H0(T)-H0(298.15 K)}, G0(T), ΔfH0(T), ΔfG0(T) and free energy function (fef) were constructed using second law analysis and FACTSAGE thermo-chemical database software. - Graphical abstract: Comparison of ΔfGm0 of ternary oxides determined from KEQMS and solid-state galvanic cell techniques. (O) KEQMS, (9632;) solid-state galvanic cell and solid line: combined fit of both the experimental data

  1. Microstructural and compositional change of NaOH-activated high calcium fly ash by incorporating Na-aluminate and co-existence of geopolymeric gel and C–S–H(I)

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    Oh, Jae Eun

    2012-05-01

    This study explores the reaction products of alkali-activated Class C fly ash-based aluminosilicate samples by means of high-resolution synchrotron X-ray diffraction (HSXRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and compressive strength tests to investigate how the readily available aluminum affects the reaction. Class C fly ash-based aluminosilicate raw materials were prepared by incorporating Na-aluminate into the original fly ashes, then alkali-activated by 10 M NaOH solution. Incorporating Na-aluminate reduced the compressive strength of samples, with the reduction magnitude relatively constant regardless of length of curing period. The HSXRD provides evidence of the co-existence of C-S-H with geopolymeric gels and strongly suggests that the C-S-H formed in the current system is C-S-H(I). The back-scattered electron images suggest that the C-S-H(I) phase exists as small grains in a finely intermixed form with geopolymeric gels. Despite providing extra source of aluminum, adding Na-aluminate to the mixes did not decrease the Si/Al ratio of the geopolymeric gel. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

  2. Nickel-doped zinc aluminate oxides: starch-assisted synthesis, structural, optical properties, and their catalytic activity in oxidative coupling of methane

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    Visinescu, Diana; Papa, Florica [' Ilie Murgulescu' Institute of Physical Chemistry, Romanian Academy (Romania); Ianculescu, Adelina C., E-mail: a.ianculescu@rdslink.ro [Polytechnica University, Department of Oxide Materials Science and Engineering (Romania); Balint, Ioan; Carp, Oana, E-mail: ocarp@icf.ro [' Ilie Murgulescu' Institute of Physical Chemistry, Romanian Academy (Romania)

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    Nanosized nickel-substituted zinc aluminate oxides were obtained by the gradual insertion of nickel cations within the zinc aluminate lattice, using starch as active ingredient. The obtained (Ni{sub x}Zn{sub 1-x}Al{sub 2})-starch (x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1) gel precursors were characterized through infrared spectroscopy and thermal analysis. The thermal behavior of the precursors are influenced by the nickel content, the DTA curves for the richer nickel samples revealing stronger, faster and overlapping exothermic reactions, that can be completed at lower temperatures. The corresponding spinelic oxides were obtained after calcination treatments at 800 Degree-Sign C and analyzed by means of NIR-UV-Vis spectroscopy, XRD measurements, SEM, TEM, and HRTEM investigations. The spinelic structure for all oxide samples is confirmed by XRD analysis, although small amounts of NiO cannot be neglected. TEM/HRTEM analysis revealed mesopores embedded in plate-like large (68.8 nm) particles of Ni{sub 0.2}Zn{sub 0.8}Al{sub 2}O{sub 4} sample and smaller (15.7 nm) uniform equiaxial particles, with a more pronounced tendency of agglomeration for Ni{sub 0.8}Zn{sub 0.2}Al{sub 2}O{sub 4} oxide. A formation mechanism for Ni{sub 0.2}Zn{sub 0.8}Al{sub 2}O{sub 4} oxides was proposed based on DTA/TG, XRD, and SEM analyses. NIR-UV-Vis spectra for Ni{sub x}Zn{sub 1-x}Al{sub 2}O{sub 4} showed a significant presence of tetrahedral nickel cations that augments with nickel concentration increase. CIE-L{sup *}a{sup *}b{sup *} color parameters shown a variation of the lightness and also of the green and blue color components with x, the best color characteristics being obtained for x = 0.6. The oxides with a substitution degree x = 0.2 and 0.8 tested in the oxidative coupled of methane reaction (OCM) showed positive catalytic activity and selectivity due to an interesting synergetic effect of Zn(II) and Ni(II) ions.

  3. A compact, higher order, high temperature superconductor microstrip bandpass filter on a two-inch lanthanum aluminate substrate for personal communication service applications

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    A practical design methodology for a compact parallel-coupled microstrip bandpass filter structure with steep attenuation is introduced using a computer-aided full wave electromagnetic simulation based on the method of moments. The structure consists of an array of fully aligned half-wavelength spiral meander line resonators. Aimed at application in the front-end receiver of digital cellular communication service, a 12-pole high temperature superconductor filter with 2.27% fractional bandwidth at 883.0 MHz was designed. The filter is fabricated using thallium-barium-calcium-copper oxide (TBCCO) thin films on a two-inch lanthanum aluminate (LaAlO3) wafer. The S-parameter measurements show a good agreement with the simulated results. At 70 K, the 12-pole filter shows less than 0.4 dB insertion loss, 0.3 dB passband ripple, better than 12 dB return loss. The out of band rejection at 3 MHz below the passband edges is more than 60.0 dB. In order to estimate the power handling capability of the filter, the third-order intermodulation distortion was measured. A sensitivity analysis for the observed frequency shift in the filter is reported. Also from this analysis an approach for using the same design in 0.5% FBW applications is discussed

  4. Thermal Stability of Neodymium Aluminates High-k Dielectric Deposited by Liquid Injection MOCVD Using Single-Source Hetero metallic Alkoxide Precursors

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    Thin films of neodymium aluminate (NdAlOx) have been deposited by liquid injection metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) using the bimetallic alkoxide precursor [Nd Al(OPri)6(PriOH)]2. The effects of high-temperature post deposition annealing on NdAlOx thin films are reported. The as-deposited thin films are amorphous in nature. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and medium energy ion scattering (MEIS) show, respectively, no crystallization or interdiffusion of metal ions into the substrate after annealing at 950 degree C. The capacitance-voltage (C-V) and current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of the thin films exhibited good electrical integrity following annealing. The dielectric permittivity (k) of the annealed NdAlOx was 12, and a density of interface states at flat band (Dit) of 4.01x1011 cm-2 eV-1 was measured. The deposited NdAlOx thin films are shown to be able to endure high-temperature stress and capable of maintaining excellent dielectric properties.

  5. An in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction investigation of lepidocrocite and ferrihydrite-seeded Al(OH) 3 crystallisation from supersaturated sodium aluminate liquor

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    Webster, Nathan A. S.; Loan, Melissa J.; Madsen, Ian C.; Knott, Robert B.; Brodie, Greta M.; Kimpton, Justin A.

    2012-02-01

    Lepidocrocite and ferrihydrite-seeded Al(OH) 3 crystallisation from supersaturated sodium aluminate liquor at 70 °C was investigated using in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction. The presence of iron oxides and oxyhydroxides in the Bayer process has implications for the nucleation and growth of scale on process equipment, and a greater understanding of the effect they have on Al(OH) 3 crystallisation may allow for development of methods for Al(OH) 3 scale prevention. The early stages of both crystallisation reactions were characterised by nucleation of gibbsite on the seed material. This was followed by a rapid increase in gibbsite concentration, which coincided with the appearance of the bayerite and nordstrandite polymorphs of Al(OH) 3. The lepidocrocite-seeded reaction then proceeded via a mechanism similar to that which has been observed previously for goethite, hematite and magnetite-seeded Al(OH) 3 crystallisation. Different behaviour was observed in the ferrihydrite-seeded experiment, with nucleation as well as growth occurring during the period of rapid increase in gibbsite concentration, followed by a period of diffusion controlled growth.

  6. Thermal Stability of Neodymium Aluminates High-κ Dielectric Deposited by Liquid Injection MOCVD Using Single-Source Heterometallic Alkoxide Precursors

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    P. Taechakumput

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Thin films of neodymium aluminate (NdAlOx have been deposited by liquid injection metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD using the bimetallic alkoxide precursor [NdAl(OPri6(PriOH]2. The effects of high-temperature postdeposition annealing on NdAlOx thin films are reported. The as-deposited thin films are amorphous in nature. X-ray diffraction (XRD and medium energy ion scattering (MEIS show, respectively, no crystallization or interdiffusion of metal ions into the substrate after annealing at 950°C. The capacitance-voltage (C-V and current-voltage (I-V characteristics of the thin films exhibited good electrical integrity following annealing. The dielectric permittivity (κ of the annealed NdAlOx was 12, and a density of interface states at flatband (Dit of 4.01×1011  cm−2 eV−1 was measured. The deposited NdAlOx thin films are shown to be able to endure high-temperature stress and capable of maintaining excellent dielectric properties.

  7. INFLUENCE OF CURING TEMPERATURE ON THE PHYSICO-MECHANICAL, CHARACTERISTICS OF CALCIUM ALUMINATE CEMENT WITH AIR-COOLED SLAG OR WATER-COOLED SLAG

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    M. Heikal

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The nature, sequence, crystallinity and microstructure of hydrated phases were analyzed using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC, X-ray diffraction (XRD and scanning electron microscopy (SEM. The results showed that the formation of different hydrated phases was temperature dependence. The physico-mechanical and microstructural characteristics were investigated after curing at 20, 40 and 60° C. The results indicated that for the substitution of calcium aluminate cement (CAC by air-cooled slag (AS or water-cooled slag (WS at 20° C, the compressive strength increases with slag content up to 10 wt.%, then followed by a decrease with further slag substitution up to 25 wt.%; but the values are still higher than those of the neat CAC pastes at different curing ages up to 60 days. After 28 days of hydration at 40-60° C, the compressive strength increases with the slag content. This is attributed to the prevention of the conversion reaction, which was confirmed by XRD, DSC and SEM techniques, and the preferential formation of stratlingite (gehleinte-like phase. The SEM micrographs showed a close texture of hydrated CAC/slag blends made with AS or WS at 40°C due to the formation of C2ASH8 and C-S-H phases.

  8. Synthesis and hydration behavior of calcium zirconium aluminate (Ca{sub 7}ZrAl{sub 6}O{sub 18}) cement

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    Kang, Eun-Hee [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of); Yoo, Jun-Sang [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul 110-749 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Bo-Hye; Choi, Sung-Woo [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of); Hong, Seong-Hyeon, E-mail: shhong@snu.ac.kr [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-02-15

    Calcium zirconium aluminate (Ca{sub 7}ZrAl{sub 6}O{sub 18}) cements were prepared by solid state reaction and polymeric precursor methods, and their phase evolution, morphology, and hydration behavior were investigated. In polymeric precursor method, a nearly single phase Ca{sub 7}ZrAl{sub 6}O{sub 18} was obtained at relatively lower temperature (1200 °C) whereas in solid state reaction, a small amount of CaZrO{sub 3} coexisted with Ca{sub 7}ZrAl{sub 6}O{sub 18} even at higher temperature (1400 °C). Unexpectedly, Ca{sub 7}ZrAl{sub 6}O{sub 18} synthesized by polymeric precursor process was the large-sized and rough-shaped powder. The planetary ball milling was employed to control the particle size and shape. The hydration behavior of Ca{sub 7}ZrAl{sub 6}O{sub 18} was similar to that of Ca{sub 3}Al{sub 2}O{sub 6} (C3A), but the hydration products were Ca{sub 3}Al{sub 2}O{sub 6}·6H{sub 2}O (C3AH6) and several intermediate products. Thus, Zr (or ZrO{sub 2}) stabilized the intermediate hydration products of C3A.

  9. Comparative study of radiation-induced damage in magnesium aluminate spinel by means of IL, CL and RBS/C techniques

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    Jozwik, Iwona; Jagielski, Jacek; Gawlik, Grzegorz; Jozwik, Przemyslaw; Ratajczak, Renata; Panczer, Gerard; Moncoffre, Nathalie; Wajler, Anna; Sidorowicz, Agata; Thomé, Lionel

    2016-06-01

    A comparative study of damage accumulation in magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4) has been conducted using ionoluminescence (IL), cathodoluminescence (CL) and Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry/channeling (RBS/C) techniques. MgAl2O4 single crystal and polycrystalline samples were irradiated with 320 keV Ar+ ions at fluencies ranging from 1 × 1012 to 2 × 1016 cm-2 in order to create various levels of radiation damage. RBS/C measurements provided quantitative data about damage concentration in the samples. These values were then compared to the luminescence measurements. The results obtained by IL and RBS/C methods demonstrate a two-step character of damage buildup process. The CL data analysis points to the three-step damage accumulation mechanism involving the first defect transformation at fluencies of about 1013 cm-2 and second at about 1015 cm-2. The rate of changes resulting from the formation of nonluminescent recombination centers is clearly nonlinear and cannot be described in terms of continuous accumulation of point defects. Both, IL and CL techniques, appear as new, complementary tools bringing new possibilities in the damage accumulation studies in single- and polycrystalline materials.

  10. Comparative study of radiation-induced damage in magnesium aluminate spinel by means of IL, CL and RBS/C techniques

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    Jozwik, Iwona; Jagielski, Jacek; Gawlik, Grzegorz; Jozwik, Przemyslaw; Ratajczak, Renata; Panczer, Gerard; Moncoffre, Nathalie; Wajler, Anna; Sidorowicz, Agata; Thomé, Lionel

    2016-03-01

    A comparative study of damage accumulation in magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4) has been conducted using ionoluminescence (IL), cathodoluminescence (CL) and Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry/channeling (RBS/C) techniques. MgAl2O4 single crystal and polycrystalline samples were irradiated with 320 keV Ar+ ions at fluencies ranging from 1 × 1012 to 2 × 1016 cm-2 in order to create various levels of radiation damage. RBS/C measurements provided quantitative data about damage concentration in the samples. These values were then compared to the luminescence measurements. The results obtained by IL and RBS/C methods demonstrate a two-step character of damage buildup process. The CL data analysis points to the three-step damage accumulation mechanism involving the first defect transformation at fluencies of about 1013 cm-2 and second at about 1015 cm-2. The rate of changes resulting from the formation of nonluminescent recombination centers is clearly nonlinear and cannot be described in terms of continuous accumulation of point defects. Both, IL and CL techniques, appear as new, complementary tools bringing new possibilities in the damage accumulation studies in single- and polycrystalline materials.

  11. Synthesis of porous zinc aluminate spinel (ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}) by metal-chitosan complexation method

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    Stringhini, Fabiane Marconato [Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Santa Maria, 97105-900 Santa Maria (Brazil); Foletto, Edson Luiz, E-mail: efoletto@gmail.com [Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Santa Maria, 97105-900 Santa Maria (Brazil); Sallet, Daniela; Bertuol, Daniel Assumpção [Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Santa Maria, 97105-900 Santa Maria (Brazil); Chiavone-Filho, Osvaldo [Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, 59078-970 Natal (Brazil); Nascimento, Claudio Augusto Oller do [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of São Paulo, 05424-970 São Paulo (Brazil)

    2014-03-05

    Highlights: • ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} with a spinel structure was prepared by metal-chitosan complexation method. • ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel was obtained by the thermal decomposition of chitosan. • ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} solid with porous structure and large surface area was obtained. -- Abstract: Zinc aluminate (ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}) particles with a spinel structure were prepared by metal-chitosan complexation method. The solids were obtained by the thermal decomposition of precursor compound of metallic hydroxides mixture and the biopolymer chitosan. X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and N{sub 2}-adsorption–desorption isotherms were used for the characterization of the products. The results showed that the ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel can be obtained by heating the precursor at temperatures above of 500 °C, resulting in a material with porous structure and large surface area and high purity.

  12. Aluminate matrix doped with Tm3+/Tb3+/Eu3+ obtained by non-hydrolytic sol–gel route: White light emission

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    RGB represents the union of the colors red (R), green (G), and blue (B), the colors that are most often used in electronic displays. Several kinds of host can serve as phosphors, but the appropriate amount of dopant in tricolor white light with excitation at the same wavelength remains an issue. We used yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) as host for the lanthanides europium, terbium, and thulium. We prepared the YAG host by the non-hydrolytic sol–gel methodology and doped it with the same amount of lanthanide ions − 1% in relation to the amount of yttrium. We have already reported the characterization of this sample previously. Here, we aimed to investigate the emission spectrum of the sample in the red, green, and blue regions when excited at a certain wavelength. The x and y coordination chromaticity − x=0.32 and y=0.35 − presented values close to those of the white color (x=y=0.33). In conclusion, the YAG host doped with lanthanides and prepared by the sol–gel methodology will help prepare efficient phosphors for several applications. -- Highlights: • The sample displayed different color emission when excited at different wavelengths. • The color device can be obtained by the sol-gel process. • The sol–gel process can be used to dope the aluminate matrix

  13. Synthesis optimization of calcium aluminate cement phases for biomedical applications; Avaliacao da sintese das fases de cimento de aluminato de calcio

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    Andrade, T.L.; Santos, G.L.; Oliveira, I.R. [Universidade do Vale do Paraiba (UNIVAP), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Pandolfelli, V.C. [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (UFSCar), SP (Brazil)

    2011-07-01

    Calcium aluminate cement (CAC) has been studied as a potential material for applications in the areas of health such as, endodontics and bone reconstruction. These studies have been based on commercial products consisting of a mixture of phases. Improvements can be attained by investigating the synthesis routes of CAC aiming the proper balance between the phases and the control of impurities that may impair its performance for biomedical applications. Thus, the aim of this work was to study the CAC synthesis routes in the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-CaCO{sub 3} and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-CaO systems, as well as the phase characterization attained by means of X ray analysis. The Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-CaO route enabled the production of the target phases (CA, CA{sub 2}, C{sub 3}A and C{sub 12}A{sub 7}) with a higher purity compared to the Al2O3-CaCO3 one. As a result the particular properties of these phases can be evaluated to define a more suitable composition that results in better properties for an endodontic cement and other applications. (author)

  14. Effect of Tartaric Acid on Hydration of a Sodium-Metasilicate-Activated Blend of Calcium Aluminate Cement and Fly Ash F

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    Tatiana Pyatina

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available An alkali-activated blend of aluminum cement and class F fly ash is an attractive solution for geothermal wells where cement is exposed to significant thermal shocks and aggressive environments. Set-control additives enable the safe cement placement in a well but may compromise its mechanical properties. This work evaluates the effect of a tartaric-acid set retarder on phase composition, microstructure, and strength development of a sodium-metasilicate-activated calcium aluminate/fly ash class F blend after curing at 85 °C, 200 °C or 300 °C. The hardened materials were characterized with X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray computed tomography, and combined scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and tested for mechanical strength. With increasing temperature, a higher number of phase transitions in non-retarded specimens was found as a result of fast cement hydration. The differences in the phase compositions were also attributed to tartaric acid interactions with metal ions released by the blend in retarded samples. The retarded samples showed higher total porosity but reduced percentage of large pores (above 500 µm and greater compressive strength after 300 °C curing. Mechanical properties of the set cements were not compromised by the retarder.

  15. The effect of surface implantation of yttrium and cerium upon the oxidation behaviour of stainless steels and aluminized coatings at high temperatures

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    Assessments have been carried out on the extent to which the oxidation resistance of metals at high temperatures can be improved by surface implantation with yttrium or cerium. The elements were implanted to a concentration of 0.2 to 0.8%, to a depth of 0.2 μm. Yttrium implantation reduced the magnitude of oxidation and oxide spallation for a 20% Cr/25% Ni/Nb steel in carbon dioxide, at 800 to 8500C. The benefits approached those from a comparable yttrium alloy addition. The oxidation behaviour of a 15% Cr/4% Al steel, in air and carbon dioxide, at 1100 to 12000C, was improved markedly by a 0.86% yttrium alloy addition but yttrium implantation into the steel was without significant influence. The oxidation behaviour of aluminized coatings on three nickel based alloys in air, at 11000C, was also unaffected by implantations of either yttrium or cerium. The mechanisms associated with the results are discussed in detail. (author)

  16. Leaching of a simulated ZnCl2-rich radwaste stabilized with calcium sulfo-aluminate cement: experimental investigation and first attempt of modelling

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    This paper reports the first leaching experiments performed on a simulated ZnCl2-rich waste stabilized with calcium sulfo-aluminate cement according to a standard test developed to understand and model the degradation processes of the cement paste. A simulated cemented waste form (cement paste prepared with a binder containing 20% gypsum and a 0.5 mol/L ZnCl2 mixing solution, and submitted to a thermal cycle at early age simulating the temperature rise and fall occurring in a 200 L drum of cemented waste) was submitted to leaching by pure water (fixed pH of 7) for 3 months. The cumulative quantities of Ca2+, OH-, Cl- and SO42- ions in the leachates increased linearly versus the square root of time, showing that leaching was controlled by diffusion. Zinc was never detected, showing the excellent confining properties of the cement matrix. Examination of the solid sample at the end of the experiment revealed three zones: (i) the highly porous and friable surface layer, composed of aluminum hydroxide, perovskite and probably C-(A)-S-H (thickness: 700 μm), (ii) a less porous intermediate zone in which several precipitation and dissolution fronts occurred (thickness: 1800 μm), and (iii) the sound core. The hydrated phase evolution along depth was qualitatively reproduced with a model coupling transport by diffusion and chemical reactions. (authors)

  17. Carbon doped lanthanum aluminate (LaAlO{sub 3}:C) synthesized by solid state reaction for application in UV thermoluminescent dosimetry

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    Alves, N., E-mail: neire.radiologia@yahoo.com.br [Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Departamento de Engenharia Nuclear; Ferraz, W.B.; Faria, L.O., E-mail: farialo@cdtn.br, E-mail: ferrazw@cdtn.br [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

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    In this work we discuss the TL output for LaAlO{sub 3}:C crystals grown by using three different combinations of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, La{sub 2}O{sub 3} and carbon atoms during the synthesis process. Recently, LaAlO{sub 3} single crystals, co-doped with Ce{sup 3+} and Dy{sup 3+} rare earth trivalent ions and grown under hydrothermal conditions, have been reported to show high thermoluminescent response (TL) when exposed to low levels of ultraviolet radiation (UVR). However, undoped LaAlO{sub 3} synthesized by solid state reaction method from the 1:1 mixture of aluminum and lanthanum oxide under reducing atmosphere revealed to have still higher thermoluminescent sensitivity to UV photon fields than the co-doped with Ce{sup 3+} and Dy{sup 3+}. It is well known that carbon doped aluminum oxide monocrystals have excellent TL and photoluminescent response properties for X-rays, UV and gamma radiation fields. Thus, we conducted three different syntheses of LaAlO{sub 3} by this solid state reaction method, doping the mixture with carbon. The lanthanum aluminate polycrystals were synthesized from the 1:1 mixture of aluminum and lanthanum oxide, adding 0.1wt.% carbon and annealed at 1700°C for two hours in hydrogen atmosphere. The X-ray diffraction analysis revealed the formation of rhombohedral LaAlO{sub 3} crystallographic phase, however a small percentage (15%) of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} has been also identified. The UV-Vis absorbance spectra were obtained and F and F {sup +}- center were ascribed. The UV irradiations were carried out using a commercial 8W UV lamp. Thermoluminescence measurements were performed at a Harshaw 4500 TL reader. All compositions investigated have shown high TL sensitivity to UVR. (author)

  18. 熔焊对碳钢渗铝层组织和抗氧化性能的影响%Influence of Fusion Welding on Microstructure and Oxidation Resistance of Aluminized Layer on Carbon Steel

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    丛伟; 姚正军; 包卫军

    2011-01-01

    Vacuum diffusion Q235 steel after hop dip aluminizing was welded by tungsten gas arc welding.The effect of fusion welding on microstructure and high-temperature (800℃ ) oxidation resistance of the aluminized layer was investigated by means of optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectra and X-ray diffraction. The results show that the interface between aluminized layer and welding seam was metallurgical bonding. The elements of Cr, Ni and Al near fusion line gradiently distributed. The main phases near fusion line were Al2Cr, AlCrFe2 and (Fe, Cr) solid solution. The oxidation-mass gain curves of the post-weld sample were nearly parabolic. The main phases of the oxidation film in fusion zone were Al2O3, Cr2O3 and Fe2O3. Comparing with the high-temperature oxidation resistance of the aluminized sample before welding , the one of the sample after welding only decreased by 22. 8%.%采用钨极氩弧焊焊接了热浸镀铝后真空扩散的Q235钢板,采用光学显微镜、SEM、EDS、XRD等研究了熔焊对渗铝层组织及高温(800℃)抗氧化性能的影响.结果表明:渗铝层与焊缝之间实现冶金结合,铬、镍、铝元素在熔合线附近呈现梯度分布,熔合线附近的主要物相为Al2Cr、AlCrFe2以及(Fe,Cr)固溶体;焊后试样的氧化-增重曲线近似抛物线,熔合区氧化膜的主要物相为Al2O3、Cr2O3和Fe2O3,焊后渗铝试样的高温抗氧化性能比焊接前仅下降了22.8%.

  19. Microstructural evolution and hardness of TiAl{sub 3} and TiAl{sub 2} phases on Ti–45Al–2Nb–2Mn–1B by plasma pack aluminizing

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    Rastkar, Ahmad Reza, E-mail: a_rastkar@sbu.ac.ir [Laser and Plasma Research Institute, G. C. Shahid Beheshti University, Evin, Tehran, 1983963113 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Parseh, Pejman; Darvishnia, Naser [Laser and Plasma Research Institute, G. C. Shahid Beheshti University, Evin, Tehran, 1983963113 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Hadavi, Seyed Mohammad Mehdi [School of Materials Science and Engineering, MA University of Technology, P.O. Box 16765-3197, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-07-01

    The surface of Ti-45Al-2Nb-2Mn-1B (at%) titanium aluminide was aluminized in a so called plasma pack aluminizing by packing the substrate in a mixture of aluminum copper alloy and application of an 18 kHz pulsed DC glow discharge plasma in argon gas. The plasma energy provided the necessary heat for melting and mutual diffusion of titanium and aluminum at the surface of titanium aluminide alloy in less than 1 h without any further heat treatment. The microstructure and hardness of different phases on the surface of Ti-45Al-2Nb-2Mn-1B alloy were characterized using optical and electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), EDX analysis and Vickers microhardness tests. The thickness of the surface layers was up to 300 μm. The surface layers consisted mainly of TiAl{sub 3} and TiAl{sub 2} compounds. These compounds appeared in blocky and round shapes with different micrometer sizes in a matrix of aluminum alloy phase. The hardness of the surface layers was up to 600 HV0.1, which was higher than that of Ti-45Al-2Nb-2Mn-1B substrate (330 HV0.1).

  20. Microstructural evolution and hardness of TiAl3 and TiAl2 phases on Ti-45Al-2Nb-2Mn-1B by plasma pack aluminizing

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    Rastkar, Ahmad Reza; Parseh, Pejman; Darvishnia, Naser; Hadavi, Seyed Mohammad Mehdi

    2013-07-01

    The surface of Ti-45Al-2Nb-2Mn-1B (at%) titanium aluminide was aluminized in a so called plasma pack aluminizing by packing the substrate in a mixture of aluminum copper alloy and application of an 18 kHz pulsed DC glow discharge plasma in argon gas. The plasma energy provided the necessary heat for melting and mutual diffusion of titanium and aluminum at the surface of titanium aluminide alloy in less than 1 h without any further heat treatment. The microstructure and hardness of different phases on the surface of Ti-45Al-2Nb-2Mn-1B alloy were characterized using optical and electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), EDX analysis and Vickers microhardness tests. The thickness of the surface layers was up to 300 μm. The surface layers consisted mainly of TiAl3 and TiAl2 compounds. These compounds appeared in blocky and round shapes with different micrometer sizes in a matrix of aluminum alloy phase. The hardness of the surface layers was up to 600 HV0.1, which was higher than that of Ti-45Al-2Nb-2Mn-1B substrate (330 HV0.1).

  1. 稀土铝酸锶光致储能粉及其彩色发光涂料的应用研究%Application Research of Rare-Earth Strontium Aluminate Photoluminescent Phosphor and Its Colored Luminous Coating

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    张晓梅; 傅新广; 张浩; 付以嘉

    2014-01-01

    Rare-earth strontium aluminate pho-toluminescent phosphor is synthesized by high-temperature sintering reaction with strontium carbonate, alumina, rare-earth (europium oxide and gallium oxide) and boric acid as raw materials. The effects of sintering principle, raw me-terals properties and process parameters on the properties are studied. A colored luminous coating with lfuorescene and luminescene properties is developed by using the high transparent acrylic resin, rare-earth strontium aluminate photoluminescent phosphor, and the related properties are determined.%以碳酸锶、氧化铝、稀土(氧化铕和氧化镓)、硼酸为原料,用高温烧结法合成了稀土铝酸锶光致储能粉,研究了烧结原理、原材料性能及工艺参数对其性能的影响。选用高透明度丙稀酸树脂、稀土铝酸锶光致储能粉、荧光颜料及助剂等,研制出一种具有荧光和发光性能的复合涂料,测定了该涂料的有关性能。

  2. Expansion during the formation of the magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl(2)O(4)) from its basic oxide (MgO and Al(2)O(3)) powders

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    Duncan, Flavia Cunha

    The extraordinary expansion during the reaction sintering of the magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4) from its basic oxide (MgO and Al2O3) powders was studied. Experimental series of different size fractions of the reacting materials were formulated to produce the Mg-Al spinel. After batches were prepared, specimens were compacted and fired in air from 1200° to 1700°C for a fixed firing time. A separate set of specimens was fired as a function of time to determine the reaction kinetic parameters. Dimensional changes confirmed that extraordinary expansions of three to four times greater than the prediction from the reaction of solids occur. The solid-state reactions were monitored by X-ray diffraction. The activation energy of the spinel reaction formation was determined to be 280 +/- 20 kJ/mol. It is believed to be associated with the diffusivity of Mg 2+ in either magnesia or spinel during the development of the final spinel structure. New porosity developed in the compacts during the reaction formation of spinel. Scanning electron microscopy confirmed that the magnesia evaporated leaving behind porous magnesia grains, condensed on the alumina particles and reacted to form a shell of spinel. Hollow spinel particles resulted from the original particles of alumina. These porosities generated within the reacting materials influenced the expansions. Final volumetric expansion could potentially reach 56% as a result of the reaction of solids and the porosity generation within MgO and Al2O3. Models of a single alumina particle with and without development of internal porosity were developed. 3-D arrangements of particles showed additional porosity, influencing on the expansions. The decrease in porosity of some specimens fired at higher temperatures indicated that sintering and densification occur simultaneously with the reaction formation of spinel. The decrease in the interparticle porosity limits the full expansion of the particulates to levels lower than the

  3. Eu3+-site occupations and peculiar reddish orange luminescence in aluminates Sr3RAl2O7.5:Eu3+ (R=Y, Lu)

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    A novel reddish orange-emitting phosphor of Eu3+-doped aluminate Sr3RAl2O7.5 (R=Lu, Y) was successfully synthesized by wet-chemistry sol–gel method. The samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The luminescence properties such as photoluminescence excitation and emission spectra, decay curves, CIE color coordinates and luminescence quantum efficiency were investigated. This phosphor can be efficiently excited by UV and near-UV light and exhibits a bright reddish orange luminescence with the abnormally strongest 5D0→7F0 transition. Two distinct Eu3+ sites can be observed on the emission spectra under the excitation of UV light (excitation at charge transfer band of Eu3+ ions) or dye laser in the 5D0→7F0 wavelength region (selective excitation into each site). The site-selective luminescence decay curves have been investigated in the 5D0→7F0 region of each Eu3+ site by using a pulsed, tunable, and narrowband dye laser. Each Eu3+ site presents the distinct luminescence lifetime with different rise time. The Stark energy levels of two Eu3+ sites were assigned from the site-selective emission spectra. The energy transfer can happen between the closely neighbored Eu3+ sites in Sr3RAl2O7.5 (R=Lu, Y). The luminescence mechanism responsible for the abnormally strong 5D0→7F0 transition was discussed. - Highlights: • A novel phosphor of Eu3+-doped Sr3RAl2O7.5 (R=Lu, Y) was synthesized with fine crystalline particles. • It can be efficiently excited by UV- or near UV light and presents bright reddish-orange color. • Eu3+-doped Sr3RAl2O7.5 (R=Lu, Y) presents the strongest 5D0→7F0 emission lines. • Two distinct Eu3+ sites can be observed in the lattice, one is at 580.6 nm (17,223 cm−1) and another at 581.9 nm (17,185 cm−1)

  4. Standard partial molar heat capacities and enthalpies of formation of aqueous aluminate under hydrothermal conditions from integral heat of solution measurements

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    Highlights: • Heats of solution of NaAlO2(s) were measured at five temperatures up to 250 °C. • Standard molar enthalpies of solution were determined from the measured heats of solution. • Standard molar enthalpies of solution were correlated with the density model. • The density model allows us to determine the standard molar heat capacities of reaction. - Abstract: Heats of solution of sodium aluminum oxide, NaAlO2(s), were measured in aqueous sodium hydroxide solutions using a Tian–Calvet heat-flow calorimeter (Setaram, Model C80) with high pressure “batch cells” made of hastelloy C-276, at five temperatures from (373.15 to 523.15) K, steam saturation pressure, and concentrations from (0.02 to 0.09) mol · kg−1. Standard molar enthalpies of solution, ΔsolnH∘, and relative standard molar enthalpies, [H∘(T) − H∘(298.15 K)], of NaAl(OH)4(aq) were determined from the measured heats of solution. The results were fitted with the “density” model. The temperature dependence of ΔsolnH∘ from the model yielded the standard molar heat capacities of reaction, ΔsolnCp∘, from which standard partial molar heat capacities for aqueous aluminate, Cp∘[A1(OH)4−,aq], were calculated. Standard partial molar enthalpies of formation, ΔfH∘, and entropies, S∘, of A1(OH)4−(aq) were also determined. The values for Cp∘[A1(OH)4−,aq] agree with literature data determined up to T = 413 K from enthalpy of solution and heat capacity measurements to within the combined experimental uncertainties. They are consistent with differential heat capacity measurements up to T = 573 K from Schrödle et al. (2010) [29] using the same calorimeter, but this method has the advantage that measurements could be made at much lower concentrations in the presence of an excess concentration of ligand. To our knowledge, these are the first standard partial molar heat capacities measured under hydrothermal conditions by the integral heat of solution method in a

  5. Investigation of barium-calcium aluminate process to manufacture and characterize impregnated thermionic cathode for power microwave devices; Investigacao do processo de obtencao de aluminatos de bario e calcio para construcao e caracterizacao de catodos termionicos impregnados para aplicacao em dispositivos de microondas de potencia

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    Higashi, Cristiane

    2006-07-01

    In the present work it is described the barium calcium aluminate manufacture processes employed to produce impregnated cathodes to be used in a traveling-wave tube (TWT). The cathodes were developed using a tungsten body impregnated with barium and calcium aluminate with a 5:3:2 proportion (molar). Three different processes were investigated to obtain this material: solid-state reaction, precipitation and crystallization. Thermal analysis, thermogravimetry specifically, supported to determine an adequate preparation procedure (taking into account temperature, time and pyrolysis atmosphere). It was verified that the crystallization showed a better result when compared to those investigated (solid-state reaction and precipitation techniques - formation temperature is about 1000 deg C in hydrogen atmosphere), whereas it presented the lower formation temperature (800 deg C) in oxidizing atmosphere (O{sub 2}). It was used the practical work function distribution theory (PWFD) of Miram to characterize thermionic impregnated cathode. The PWFD curves were used to characterize the barium-calcium aluminate cathode. PWFD curves shown that the aluminate cathode work function is about 2,00 eV. (author)

  6. The effects of stress concentrations on reaction progress: an example from experimental growth of magnesio-aluminate spinel at corundum - periclase interfaces under uniaxial load

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    Jerabek, Petr; Abart, Rainer; Rybacki, Erik; Habler, Gerlinde

    2014-05-01

    The study aims to understand the reaction progress and chemical, microstructural and textural evolution of magnesio-aluminate spinel reaction rims formed at varying experimental settings (load, temperature and experiment duration). The spinel rims were grown at the contacts between periclase and corundum at temperatures of 1250°C to 1350°C and dry atmosphere, maintained by a constant argon gas flow, under uniaxial load of 0.026 and 0.26 kN per 9 mm2 of initial contact area. Single crystals of periclase with [100] and of corundum with [0001] perpendicular to the polished reaction interface as well as polycrystalline corundum were used as starting materials. Two loading procedures, immediate application of the load before heating and loading after the desired temperature had been reached, were used. An important byproduct of our experiments stemmed from the immediate application of the load, which led to deformation twinning and fracturing of corundum. This internal deformation of corundum disturbed the reaction interface and introduced loci of concentrated stress due to opening of void spaces in between the reactant crystals. Whenever cracks formed in the initial stages of an experiment, the void space opened immediately and no spinel formed along these interface segments. In the case of deformation twinning, the decreased rim thickness indicates later opening of void spaces. This is because next to twins, the reaction interface is characterized by tight physical contact on the one side and less tight contact on the other side of the twin individual. The tight contacts are characterized by enhanced reaction progress which together with the overall positive volume change of the reaction and limits on plasticity of the studied phases led to the opening of void spaces at places characterized by less tight contacts. The thickness variations are less pronounced in our high load (0.26 kN) experiments where periclase behaves plastically and to some extent reduces the

  7. Spectrographic Determination of Impurities in Ceramic Materials for Nuclear fusion Reactors. II. Analysis of Magnesium Aluminate; Determinacion Espectrografia de Impurezas en materiales Ceramicos para Fusion Nuclear. II. Analisis de Aluminato de Magnesio

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    Rucandio, M. I.; Roca, M.; Melon, A.

    1990-07-01

    The determination of minor and trace elements in the magnesium aluminate, considered as possible material in thermonuclear fusion reactors, has been studied. The concentration ranges are 0.1 - 0.3 % for Ca, SI and Y, and at the ppm level for Co, Cr, Fe, Hf, K, Li, Mn, Na, Ni, Se, Ta, Ti, V and Zr. Atomic emission spectroscopy with direct current are excitation and photographic detection has been employed. For Hf, Ta and Zr the use of 40% of copper fluoride as a carrier and of Nb as internal standard provide suitable sensitivities and precessions, while for the rest of elements the best results are obtained with graphite powder in different proportions and Rb or Sn as internal standard. (Author)4 refs.

  8. Study on thermal fatigue behavior of 8407 steel with surface aluminization and oxidation treatment%渗铝氧化8407钢表面热疲劳行为研究

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    孙健

    2012-01-01

    Thermal fatigue test was performed with cycle heating method to compare thermal fatigue behaviors of 8407 steel samples with and without aluminization and oxidation treatment. In the test, thermal fatigue crack morphology formed on the surface was observed by SEM after 400 cycles, and then variations of initiating rate and propagating rate of thermal fatigue main crack with cycles were investigated. Moreover, the thermal fatigue property was judged according to the length of the thermal fatigue main crack. The results show that the surface aluminization and oxidation treatment can improve both the initiating resistance and propagating resistance of thermal fatigue crack.%采用循环加热法进行热疲劳实验,对比研究了表面未处理和表面渗铝氧化处理8407钢样的热疲劳行为.实验中,利用扫描电镜观察循环400周次后试样表面产生的热疲劳裂纹形貌,考察了热疲劳主裂纹的萌生与扩展速度随循环周次的变化.此外,根据主裂纹长度L的大小评判了热疲劳性能.研究结果表明,表面渗铝氧化处理能够同时提高热疲劳裂纹萌生抗力和扩展抗力.

  9. Chemical elimination of alumina in suspension in nuclear reactors heavy water; Elimination de l'alumine en suspension dans l'eau lourde des reacteurs nucleaires par voie chimique

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    Ledoux, A. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1967-02-01

    Corrosion of aluminium in contact with moderating water in nuclear reactor leads to the formation of an alumina hydrosol which can have an adverse effect on the operation of the reactor. Several physical methods have been used in an attempt to counteract this effect. The method proposed here consists in the elimination of the aluminium by dissolution and subsequent fixation in the ionic form on mixed-bed ion-exchange resin. In order to do this, the parameters and the values of these parameters most favorable to the dissolution process have been determined. If the moderator is heavy water, the deuterated acid can be prepared by converting a solution in heavy water to a salt of the acid using a deuterated cationic resin. (author) [French] La corrosion de l'aluminium au contact de l'eau moderatrice des reacteurs nucleaires, donne lieu a la formation d'un hydrosol d'alumine nuisible au bon fonctionnement des reacteurs. Plusieurs methodes physiques ont ete mises en oeuvre pour pallier ces inconvenients. On propose ici d'eliminer l'alumine par solubilisation pour la fixer ensuite sous forme ionique par des resines echangeuses d'ions, en lit melange. A cette fin on determine les parametres et leurs grandeurs favorables a cette solubilisation. Si le moderateur est de l'eau lourde la preparation d'acide deutere peut etre effectuee par passage d'une solution en eau lourde a un sel de l'acide sur resine cationique deuteree.

  10. Influence of de-aluminating techniques of Y zeolite on its physico-chemical properties and on its catalytic performances in N-decane hydro-cracking; Influence des techniques de desalumination de la zeolithe Y sur ses proprietes physico-chimiques et sur ses performances catalytiques en hydrocraquage du N-decane

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    Gola, A.

    1996-12-16

    De-aluminated HY samples with constant amounts of framework aluminium and varying amounts of extra framework aluminium have been prepared and characterized. The influence of extra framework aluminium (EFAL) species in hydrocracking of n-decane at a hydrogen pressure of 60 bars has been evaluated. The methods used to de-aluminate the Y zeolite involved high temperature steaming followed by treatments with aqueous solutions of nitric acid, (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}SIF{sub 6}(AHFS) or Na{sub 2}EDTA to control the elimination of the EFAI. The chemical composition of the resulting samples indicates that only AHFS and Na{sub 2}EDTA are able to eliminate controlled amounts of EFAI without de-aluminating the framework. Several types of EFAI are detected, their localisation is proposed and their ease of extraction by the different reagents is investigated. Treatment with nitric acid or Na{sub 2}EDTA leads to increase of the meso-porous volume whereas AHFS leads to a silicon deposit and very low meso-porous volumes. The number and strength of acid sites in all treated samples is higher than in the steamed zeolite. Hydrocracking of n-decane under high hydrogen pressure (60 bars) at 260 deg C was chosen as a test reaction. The catalysts were prepared by two methods: mechanical mixing of the zeolite with alumina supported platinum and incipient wetness impregnation of platinum on the zeolite. It is shown that the proximity of acid and metallic sites in the latter leads to high yields of isomerization products. The amount and nature of the EFAI, and the meso-porous texture of the samples studied, have little influence on the catalytic properties (in terms of selectivity or acidity) of de-aluminated zeolite Y. Only the steamed zeolite shows in some conditions a lower activity and selectivity towards isomerized products. (author) 145 refs.

  11. Phase transformation during the decomposition of hydrated calcium zirconium aluminate (Ca{sub 7}ZrAl{sub 6}O{sub 18}) paste subjected to various dehydration temperatures

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    Madej, Dominika, E-mail: dmadej@agh.edu.pl; Szczerba, Jacek; Dul, Krzysztof

    2014-12-10

    Highlights: • The phase transformation during heating of hydrated Ca{sub 7}ZrAl{sub 6}O{sub 18} paste was investigated. • DTA-TG-EGA, LT-XRD, HT-XRD, FT-IR, and SEM-EDS techniques were used for phases identification. • Ca{sub 3}Al{sub 2}O{sub 6}, Ca{sub 12}Al{sub 14}O{sub 33}, Ca{sub 5}Al{sub 6}O{sub 14}, and Ca–Zr–Al–O oxide phase were formed upon dehydration. • Ca{sub 5}Al{sub 6}O{sub 14} appeared as a preliminary amorphous calcium aluminate phase. • The unknown ternary phase CaO–Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}–ZrO{sub 2} was identified. - Abstract: In this paper, the results of experimental study concerning the characterization of dehydration behavior of the hydrated Ca{sub 7}ZrAl{sub 6}O{sub 18} phase are presented. The hydrated and dehydrated Ca{sub 7}ZrAl{sub 6}O{sub 18} pastes were investigated by DTA-TG-EGA, LT-XRD, HT-XRD, FT-IR, and SEM/EDS techniques. The original Ca{sub 7}ZrAl{sub 6}O{sub 18} changed to the calcium–aluminate–hydrates (C–A–H; C ≡CaO, A ≡Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, H ≡H{sub 2}O) and CaZrO{sub 3} due to the hydration reaction after mixing with water. C{sub 3}AH{sub 6} was formed in the conversion reaction of metastable hexagonal hydrated phases, i.e., CAH{sub 10} and C{sub 2}AH{sub 8} due to higher temperature. Calcium aluminates, Ca{sub 3}Al{sub 2}O{sub 6}, Ca{sub 12}Al{sub 14}O{sub 33}, and Ca{sub 5}Al{sub 6}O{sub 14} were formed as dehydration products of C–A–H phases. The results of IR spectroscopic measurements revealed that pentacalcium trialuminate, Ca{sub 5}Al{sub 6}O{sub 14} has appeared as a preliminary amorphous calcium aluminate phase. The unknown ternary compound in the system CaO–Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}–ZrO{sub 2} forming the dehydrated ring on the surface of the internal core of the unhydrated Ca{sub 7}ZrAl{sub 6}O{sub 18} grains has been identified by SEM-EDS.

  12. Cimento aluminoso e seus efeitos em concretos refratários magnesianos espinelizados in situ Calcium aluminate cement and its effects on in-situ spinel containing magnesia refractory castables

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    D. H Milanez

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available O uso de concretos refratários alumina-magnésia ligados por cimento aluminoso (CAC apresenta vantagens decorrentes da presença de espinélio e de CA6 (CaO.6Al2O3, ambas formadas in-situ e acompanhadas de expansão. Estas fases possuem alta resistência a escórias básicas e ao choque térmico, propriedades estas imprescindíveis para aplicação em panelas siderúrgicas. Estudos anteriores mostraram que o teor de CAC utilizado em concretos alumina-magnésia influencia a expansão do material, principalmente devido à formação de CA6. Este trabalho visa estudar a influência do teor de cimento no sistema magnésia-alumina, utilizando-se a mesma matriz de um concreto alumina-magnésia tradicional. Os resultados indicaram que o CAC influencia na estabilidade volumétrica do sistema MgO-espinélio: quanto menor o teor de CAC, menor a retração das amostras. Isso refletiu na sinterização dos concretos e, assim, nas propriedades mecânicas após queima em temperaturas elevadas.Calcium aluminate cement (CAC bonded alumina-magnesia refractory castables present great advantages for steel ladle applications as a result of in-situ expansive formation of spinel and CA<6, which leads to high basic slag and thermal shock resistance. The CAC content in those castables strongly influences its expansive behavior mainly due to CA6 formation. In the present work, the effects of the CAC content in magnesia-alumina castables were analyzed. The results showed that calcium aluminate cement affects the volumetric stability of MgO-spinel system: the lower the CAC content, the lower the shrinkage. These effects on the sintering and in the mechanical properties after sintering at high temperatures are also presented and discussed.

  13. H 2 O2湿式氧化法脱除铝酸钠溶液中的有机物%Removal of Organics From Industrial Sodium Aluminate Solution by Hydrogen Peroxide Wet Oxidation

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    杜振华; 李军旗; 金会心; 米秋秋

    2014-01-01

    By wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation ,the effects of alkali concentration ,oxidation time ,the amount of hydrogen peroxide and oxidation temperature on the removal of organics in Bayer liquor were investigated .The experiment results show that wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation method can effectively eliminate most of the organics in the sodium aluminate solution .T he better oxidation conditions is alkali concentration of 280 g/L ,oxidation temperature of 80 ℃ ,the amount of hydrogen peroxide of 80 mL ,oxidation time of 120 min for sodium aluminate solution of 80 mL .The removal rate of sodium oxalate is 65 .31% and the removal rate of total organic carbon is 60 .86% at the best conditions .T he process is simple ,no impurity is introduced in the system .%研究了采用 H2 O2湿式氧化法脱除某铝厂分解母液中的有机物,考察了母液苛性碱浓度、氧化时间、双氧水用量、温度对脱除有机物的影响。结果表明:H2 O2湿式氧化法可有效脱除铝酸钠溶液中的大部分有机物;试验获得的适宜工艺条件为苛性碱质量浓度280 g/L ,氧化时间120 min ,氧化温度80℃,双氧水用量80 mL。适宜条件下,草酸钠脱除率为65.31%,总有机物脱除率为60.86%。H2 O2湿式氧化法脱除铝酸钠溶液中有机物工艺简单,系统中不引入杂质。

  14. Chromium substitution in mullite type bismuth aluminate: Bi{sub 2}Cr{sub x}Al{sub 4−x}O{sub 9} with 0≤x≤2.0

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    Debnath, Tapas, E-mail: debnath@du.ac.bd [Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka (Bangladesh); Ullah, Ahamed [Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka (Bangladesh); Rüscher, Claus H. [Institute of Mineralogy, Leibniz University of Hannover, Hannover (Germany); Hussain, Altaf [Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    2014-12-15

    Nominal compositions Bi{sub 2}Cr{sub x}Al{sub 4−x}O{sub 9} with 0.0≤x≤2.0 (Δx=0.2) were prepared using appropriate amounts of nitrates dissolved in glycerine and heated at 800 °C for 24 h as we previously used for the preparation of solid solution series Bi{sub 2}M{sub x}/M′{sub 4−x}O{sub 9} (M/M′=Fe/Al, Ga/Al and Fe/Ga). The samples were characterized using XRD, FTIR and optical microscopic techniques. Analyses of XRD data show mullite type single phase can be prepared up to x=1.2. The lattice parameters (a, b and c) increases with increasing Cr content. Further increase in x (i.e., x≥1.4) show the presence of some additional phases indicating a limiting value for Cr doping is in the range of 1.2≤x<1.4. The effect of Cr incorporation could also be observed in the infrared absorption spectra via systematic hard mode shifts of certain lattice modes, e.g. the Bi–O related vibration changes from 96 cm{sup −1} to 93 cm{sup −1} with increasing x up to 1.2 and certain intensity changes together with shift in peak positions. Interestingly, the absence of any splitting and shift of the high energy IR absorption peak at 821 cm{sup −1} as assigned to the characteristic tetrahedral type dimer, Al{sub 2}O{sub 7}, indicate that the Cr thus partially substitutes only the octahedrally coordinated Al. This is confirmed by Rietveld structure refinements, too. - Graphical abstract: Structural model of Cr doped bismuth aluminate, Bi{sub 2}Cr{sub x}Al{sub 4−x}O{sub 9}. - Highlights: • Chromium doped bismuth aluminate, Bi{sub 2}Cr{sub x}Al{sub 4−x}O{sub 9} with mullite type structure are synthesized. • The samples are characterized by XRD and FTIR techniques. • Cr can replace only certain amount of octahedrally coordinated Al in Bi{sub 2}Al{sub 4}O{sub 9} under present experimental conditions.

  15. Tululite, Ca14(Fe3+,Al)(Al,Zn,Fe3+,Si,P,Mn,Mg)15O36: a new Ca zincate-aluminate from combustion metamorphic marbles, central Jordan

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    Khoury, Hani N.; Sokol, Ella V.; Kokh, Svetlana N.; Seryotkin, Yurii V.; Nigmatulina, Elena N.; Goryainov, Sergei V.; Belogub, Elena V.; Clark, Ian D.

    2016-02-01

    Tululite (Ca14(Fe3+,Al)(Al,Zn,Fe3+,Si,P,Mn,Mg)15O36 (the hypothetical end-member formula Ca14{Fe3+O6}[SiO4][Zn5Al9]O26) (IMA2014-065) is a new natural Ca zincate-aluminate, identified in medium-temperature (800-850 °C) combustion metamorphic (CM) spurrite-fluorellestadite marbles from central Jordan. The type locality (Tulul Al Hammam area) is situated in the northern part of the Siwaqa complex, the largest area of the "Mottled Zone" Formation in the Dead Sea region. The marbles originated from bitumen-rich chalky marine sediments of the Maastrichtian-Paleogene Muwaqqar Chalk Marl Formation, which have low clay content (and, consequently, low Al) and high Zn, Cd, and U enrichments. The bulk CM rocks derived from the low-Al protolith have unusually high (Zn + Cd)/Al ratios ( 0.2) and, as a result, a mineralogy with negligibly small percentages of Ca aluminates having low Ca:Al molar ratios (minerals of mayenite supergroup, Ca:Al = 6:7) common to most of calcareous CM rocks in the Mottled Zone. Instead, the mineral assemblage of the Zn-rich marbles contains tululite, with high Ca:Al = 2.55 molar ratios and Zn substituting for a large portion of Al (Zn:Al = 1.1). Tululite occurs in thin clusters as irregular grains with indented outlines (20-100 μm in size), having typical open-work textures associated with rock-forming calcite, fluorellestadite, spurrite, and accessory Zn-rich periclase, lime-monteponite solid solutions, calcium uranates, and zincite. Marbles also bear brownmillerite, dorrite, fluormayenite, high-fluorine Ca aluminate, and lakargiite. Secondary phases are brucite, gel-like calcium silicate hydrates and calcium silicate aluminate hydrates, including Zn- and U-bearing and Cd-rich compounds, Si-bearing hydrated compounds after calcium uranates, and basic Cd chlorides. The empirical formula of the holotype tululite (a mean of 32 analyses) is (Ca13.29Cd0.75)Σ14.04(Al5.46Zn5.20Fe3+ 2.23Si0.95Mn3+ 1.01Mg0.78P0.41)Σ16.04O36. Tululite is cubic, space

  16. 含铝汽油/空气多相爆轰机理仿真计算%Numerical simulation for mechanism of multi-phase detonation of aluminized gasoline and air

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    胡洪波; 翁春生

    2014-01-01

    为了探究含铝汽油/空气多相爆轰的作用机理,建立了气、液、固多相流动与燃烧的数学物理模型,并采用守恒元与求解元计算方法对其进行了数值模拟。基于数值计算结果,分析了含铝汽油燃料的燃烧转爆轰过程,比较了不同液滴初始半径和铝质量分数下含铝汽油的爆轰参数。计算结果表明,含铝汽油液滴初始半径越小,形成稳定爆轰所需距离越短,爆轰过程中累积的铝粉体积分数越大;当液滴初始半径大于约100μm时,不能形成自持传播的爆轰波;随着铝质量分数增加,形成稳定爆轰所需距离更长,爆轰压力、温度和速度均增大,但增幅减小。研究结果对含铝液体燃料推进剂特性研究和应用具有重要意义。%In order to understand the mechanism of multi-phase detonation of aluminized gasoline and air,a mathematical physics model of flow and combustion with gas,liquid and solid is established, and solved numerically by conservation element and solution element( CE/SE) method. According to the calculated results, the deflagration to detonation progress of aluminized gasoline and air is analyzed, and the influences of initial liquid radius and aluminum concentration on detonation parameters are compared. The results show that the initial liquid radius is smaller, the distance of stable detonation formation is shorter,and the aluminum volume fraction accumulated is greater. The detonation wave can’t propagate self-sustaining if the initial liquid is greater than about 100 μm. The distance of stable detonation formation and volume fraction accumulated during detonation process increase with the increase of the aluminum concentration. The detonation pressure,temperature and velocity increase with the increase of the aluminum concentration, but the amplifications are decreased. The research results have some significant references for the characteristic study and application

  17. Adsorption of sodium polyacrylate at interface of dicalcium silicate-sodium aluminate solution%聚丙烯酸钠在硅酸二钙-铝酸钠溶液界面的吸附行为

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    于海燕; 潘晓林; 丁婷婷; 张武; 刘涵; 毕诗文

    2011-01-01

    The adsorption isotherm of sodium polyacrylate on dicalcium silicate (2CaO·SiO2) in sodium aluminate solution at 80 ℃ was studied.The type of surface adsorption of sodium polyacrylate is saturated adsorption,and the adsorption behavior belongs to L-type,according with the monolayer adsorption model of Langmuir equation.The surface coverage of sodium polyacrylate is 1.06 mol/μm2.The relation curve between the surface pressure and the molecular area of adsorption film was obtained by Gibbs formula.The variation of interracial energy caused by adsorption as well as the relationship between the relation curve and the type of adsorption was discussed.%测定了80℃时2CaO·SiO2 (C2S)在铝酸钠溶液中吸附聚丙烯酸钠(AY)的吸附量等温线.结果表明:AY在C2S表面的吸附类型为饱和吸附,吸附行为属“L”型,符合Langmuir方程单分子层吸附模型.结合C2S的比表面积可求出AY饱和吸附时表面覆盖度为1.06 mol/μm2.同时,运用Gibbs公式处理C2S在固-液界面的吸附结果,研究吸附膜的表面压力和分子面积的关系曲线,并讨论因吸附引起的固-液界面能变化规律以及曲线与吸附类型的关系.

  18. 静电纺丝参数对镁铝尖晶石纤维制备的影响%Influence of electrospinning parameters on preparation of magnesium aluminate spinel fibers

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    王合洋; 王忠奎; 魏恒勇; 王鹏; 魏颖娜; 李慧; 卜景龙; 林健; 杨金萍; 杨旸

    2015-01-01

    This work aims at obtaining continuous nano-diameter magnesium aluminate spinel fibers.Firstly, magnesium aluminate spinel precursor dry gel was synthesized by the non-hydrolytic sol-gel method using non-aqueous magnesium chloride,non-aqueous aluminum chloride,absolute alcohol and methylene chlo-ride as starting materials.Then electrospinning precursor solution was prepared by adding absolute alco-hol,polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP)as spinning aid,ethanol and N,N -dimethyl formamide (DMF)as solvent into the precursor dry gel.Finally precursor fibers were prepared via electrospinning technology and then calcined at 900 ℃.The influences of the spinning voltage (12,15,and 18 kV),spinning flow rate (0.8,1.1, and 1.4 mL·h -1 )and the needle diameter (0.6,0.8,and 1.2 mm)on preparation of magnesium alumi-nate spinel fibers were studied.The results show that the electrospinning voltage and flow rate have great influence on the morphology of magnesia alumina spinel fibers but mild influence on the fibers phase com-position;the needle diameter influences the diameter and morphology slightly;but when the needle aver-age diameter is 1.2 mm or above,a little periclase exists.The optimized spinning parameters are the elec-trospinning voltage of 15 kV,the electrospinning flow rate of 0.8 mL·h -1 ,and the needle diameter of 0.8 mm;and the obtained fibers have diameter of 50 -250 nm and the average of 121 nm.%为了制备直径为纳米级的镁铝尖晶石连续纤维,以无水氯化铝、无水氯化镁、无水乙醇和二氯甲烷为原料采用非水解溶胶-凝胶法制备镁铝尖晶石前驱体干凝胶,再加入无水乙醇、聚乙烯吡咯烷酮(PVP)和 N,N -二甲基甲酰胺(DMF)制成静电纺丝液,然后采用静电纺丝法制备镁铝尖晶石前驱体纤维,最后经900℃煅烧制成镁铝尖晶石纤维,主要研究了静电纺丝电压(12、15、18 kV)、进料流速(0.8、1.1、1.4 mL·h -1)及纺丝针头直径(0

  19. The Preparation and Mechanical Properties of Aluminate Coupling Agent Modified Micro-Crystal Muscovite/PVC Composite Materials%铝酸酯偶联剂表面改性微晶白云母/PVC复合材料的制备及力学性能

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    周世一; 林金辉; 雷景新

    2012-01-01

    以中国川西地区发现的一种新型矿物资源微晶白云母为原料,以铝酸酯偶联剂F-1为改性剂,对微晶白云母进行改性研究,并将表面改性后的微晶白云母加入聚氯乙烯(PVC)中制得微晶白云母/PVC复合材料。测试了改性粉体与石蜡体系的黏度及复合材料的力学性能,并采用扫描电子显微镜表征了其微观结构。结果表明,铝酸酯偶联剂F-1能有效改善微晶白云母表面与有机物质的界面结合,并且将经铝酸酯偶联剂F-1改性的微晶白云母加入PVC基体中能提高微晶白云母/PVC复合材料的力学性能,当铝酸酯偶联剂的用量为1.0%(质量分数,下同)、微晶白云母用量为15%时,微晶白云母/PVC复合材料的力学性能最好。%The micro-crystal muscovite is a new kind of minerals found in west Sichuan area. The surface of the micro-crystal muscovite powders was modified by aluminate coupling agent F-1 and was added into plasticized poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC). The viscosity of the modified micro-crystal muscovite powders/paraffin was tested. The structure and mechanical properties of micro-crystal muscovite/PVC composite were studied by SEM and tesl:er. The results show that aluminate coupling agent F-I can effectively improve the interracial bond strength of micro-crystal muscovite and the organic matter, and the micro-crystal muscovite modified by aluminate coupling agent F-1 can improve mechanical properties of PVC. When aluminate coupling agent F-1 is 1.0 % and the micro-crystal muscovite content is 15 %, the mechanical properties of micro-crystal museovite/PVC composites materials are great.

  20. Eu{sup 3+}-site occupations and peculiar reddish orange luminescence in aluminates Sr{sub 3}RAl{sub 2}O{sub 7.5}:Eu{sup 3+} (R=Y, Lu)

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    Zhang, Wansong; Lin, Chundan [State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of Science, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249 (China); Huang, Yanlin [College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (China); Cai, Peiqing; Kim, Sun Il [Department of Physics and Center for Marine-Integrated Biomedical Technology, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737 (Korea, Republic of); Seo, Hyo Jin, E-mail: hjseo@pknu.ac.kr [Department of Physics and Center for Marine-Integrated Biomedical Technology, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737 (Korea, Republic of)

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    A novel reddish orange-emitting phosphor of Eu{sup 3+}-doped aluminate Sr{sub 3}RAl{sub 2}O{sub 7.5} (R=Lu, Y) was successfully synthesized by wet-chemistry sol–gel method. The samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The luminescence properties such as photoluminescence excitation and emission spectra, decay curves, CIE color coordinates and luminescence quantum efficiency were investigated. This phosphor can be efficiently excited by UV and near-UV light and exhibits a bright reddish orange luminescence with the abnormally strongest {sup 5}D{sub 0}→{sup 7}F{sub 0} transition. Two distinct Eu{sup 3+} sites can be observed on the emission spectra under the excitation of UV light (excitation at charge transfer band of Eu{sup 3+} ions) or dye laser in the {sup 5}D{sub 0}→{sup 7}F{sub 0} wavelength region (selective excitation into each site). The site-selective luminescence decay curves have been investigated in the {sup 5}D{sub 0}→{sup 7}F{sub 0} region of each Eu{sup 3+} site by using a pulsed, tunable, and narrowband dye laser. Each Eu{sup 3+} site presents the distinct luminescence lifetime with different rise time. The Stark energy levels of two Eu{sup 3+} sites were assigned from the site-selective emission spectra. The energy transfer can happen between the closely neighbored Eu{sup 3+} sites in Sr{sub 3}RAl{sub 2}O{sub 7.5} (R=Lu, Y). The luminescence mechanism responsible for the abnormally strong {sup 5}D{sub 0}→{sup 7}F{sub 0} transition was discussed. - Highlights: • A novel phosphor of Eu{sup 3+}-doped Sr{sub 3}RAl{sub 2}O{sub 7.5} (R=Lu, Y) was synthesized with fine crystalline particles. • It can be efficiently excited by UV- or near UV light and presents bright reddish-orange color. • Eu{sup 3+}-doped Sr{sub 3}RAl{sub 2}O{sub 7.5} (R=Lu, Y) presents the strongest {sup 5}D{sub 0}→{sup 7}F{sub 0} emission lines. • Two distinct Eu{sup 3+} sites can be observed in the lattice

  1. Avaliação de sistemas de preparo e calagem em um Latossolo Bruno alumínico Evaluation of soil tillage and liming systems in an aluminic Oxisol

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    Jackson Adriano Albuquerque

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar o efeito do preparo do solo e formas de aplicação de calcário em experimento de longa duração, nas características de um Latossolo Bruno aluminíco argiloso e nos componentes do rendimento da cultura da soja. O experimento com sistemas de preparo do solo foi instalado em 1978, e, em 1987, métodos de aplicação de calcário foram introduzidos. Os tratamentos avaliados foram: PC sem - preparo convencional sem calcário; PC inc - com calcário; PD sem - plantio direto sem calcário; PD sup - com calcário superficial e PD inc - com calcário incorporado. O solo e a planta foram analisados na safra de 2002-2003. Os sistemas plantio direto e preparo convencional não apresentaram restrições físico-estruturais no solo. Na camada superficial, o plantio direto sem incorporação de calcário apresentou maior estabilidade dos agregados do que o preparo convencional. No PD inc, a estabilidade dos agregados foi menor do que no PD sem e PD sup. A estabilidade dos agregados mostrou-se positivamente relacionada com o comprimento de micélio fúngico e com o teor de CO. A umidade volumétrica e a água disponível na camada superficial foram maiores no PD sem e PD sup e de 0,20 a 0,30 m o PD sem armazenou mais água do que o preparo convencional. O sistema plantio direto apresentou mais CO e P do que o preparo convencional. O maior teor de P no solo favoreceu sua absorção e acúmulo no tecido da soja. A calagem reduziu o Al e elevou os teores de Ca, Mg e o pH do solo, e, no preparo convencional, aumentou o Mg, P e N no tecido, a altura de plantas e o peso de mil grãos, enquanto, no plantio direto, a calagem aumentou os teores de Ca e N no tecido, a altura de plantas e o peso de mil grãos. No plantio direto, a incorporação de calcário não afetou os nutrientes no tecido nem a produtividade da cultura, apenas aumentou a altura das plantas em relação ao PD sup. Portanto, no ambiente avaliado, n

  2. Microstructure and Oxidation Resistance Behavior of Hot Dip Aluminized Coating on HP40Nb Steel%HP40Nb钢热浸镀Al-Si高温氧化行为及组织研究

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    钱庆生; 李海; 王芝秀; 王秀丽; 史志欣

    2011-01-01

    为提高高温抗氧化性能,对HP40Nb钢进行了热浸镀Al-10%(质量分数)Si,并进行不同温度扩散处理,研究了不同扩散处理试样在1000℃条件下的高温氧化行为,通过SEM,EDS和XRD分析了经不同扩散处理后的渗层在高温氧化过程中的组织结构变化.结果表明:经800℃/4h扩散处理,渗层由内层(NiAl+ Cr3 Si)、中间层(Fe2 Al5+少量Ni2 Al3)和外层( FeAl3)组成;经900℃/4h扩散处理,渗层由内层(NiAl+ Cr3 Si)和外层(Fe2 Al5+少量Ni2 Al3)组成;经1000℃/4h扩散处理渗层由内层(α+Ni3Al,NiAl+ Cr3 Si)和外层(Fe2 Al5+ Ni2 Al3)组成.不同扩散工艺处理试样经高温氧化360h后渗层均由外层(NiAl+ Cr3 Si)和内层(σ,α+Ni3Al)组成;经1000℃/4h扩散处理试样高温氧化性能最好,其氧化增重速率仅为未浸镀试样的13%.氧化过程中,渗层表面经扩散处理生成的α-Al2O3能显著提高钢的高温抗氧化性能.扩散温度越高,α-Al2O3越完整,致密抗高温氧化性能越好;渗层中σ相能阻碍铝原子的内扩散,从而保证了氧化过程中渗层表面生成α-Al2 O3所需铝含量,除表面的α-Al2 O3外,渗层中的NiAl,Cr3 Si相也起到了抗氧化作用.%In order to improve the high temperature oxidation resistance of HP40Nb steel, experiments of hot-dipped and different diffusion treatments were carried out. The oxidation resistance behavior of the diffusion treatments specimens were studied at 1000℃. The effect of diffusion treatment on hot dip aluminizing steel microstructure and oxidation resistance behavior at high temperature was studied by means of SEM,EDS and XRD. The results showed that the specimens after diffusion at 800℃ for 4h, the coating consisted of inner layer ( NiAl + Cr3 Si), intermediate layer (Fe2Al5 + small amount Ni2Al3) and outer layer(FeAl3). After diffusion at 900℃ for 4h, the coating consisted of inner layer (NiAl+Cr3Si) and outer layer(Fe2 A15 + small amount Ni2Al3). After diffusion at 1000

  3. Low Temperature Synthesis of Magnesium Aluminate Spinel

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    The low-temperature synthesis of magnesium-aluminum spinel is carried out by a method of thermal decomposition in combined precipitated hydrates. The fine material of magnesium-aluminium spinel with average size of coherent dispersion's area 4...5 nanometers is obtained. Magnesium-aluminum spinel and initial hydrates were investigated by methods of the differential thermal analysis, the x-ray phase analysis and measurements of weight loss during the dehydration and thermal decomposition. It is established that synthesis of magnesium-aluminum spinel occurs at temperature 300 degree C by method of the x-ray phase analysis

  4. Quality assessment of aluminized steel tubes

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    K. Żaba

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The results of assessments of the welded steel tubes with the Al-Si coating intended for the motorization needs – are presented in thepaper. The measurement of mechanical properties, tube diameters and thickness, internal flash heights as well as the alternative assessmentof the weld quality were performed. The obtained results are presented by means of tools available in the Statistica program andmacroscopic observations.

  5. Quality assessment of aluminized steel tubes

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    2010-01-01

    The results of assessments of the welded steel tubes with the Al-Si coating intended for the motorization needs – are presented in thepaper. The measurement of mechanical properties, tube diameters and thickness, internal flash heights as well as the alternative assessmentof the weld quality were performed. The obtained results are presented by means of tools available in the Statistica program andmacroscopic observations.

  6. Caracterização morfológica e luminescente de nanopartículas de aluminato de zinco dopadas com Eu3+ Luminescence and morphology of zinc aluminate doped with Eu3+ nanoparticles

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    B. S. Barros

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho reporta a obtenção de nanopartículas de aluminato de zinco dopado com Eu3+, por meio do método de síntese por reação de combustão. Foram preparadas quatro amostras com diferentes concentrações de dopante, para avaliar o efeito do teor de Eu3+ na luminescência dos pós obtidos. Os resultados de difração de raios X confirmaram a formação da fase espinélio ZnAl2O4 e também traços de fases secundárias identificadas como EuAlO3 e ZnO, em quantidade diretamente proporcional ao teor de dopante das amostras. O espectro de emissão foi excitado em 265 nm (lambdamax, o qual apresentou picos característicos do íon Eu3+ localizados em torno de 578, 591 613, 653 e 703 nm. Os resultados obtidos por microscopia eletrônica de varredura apresentam aglomerados em forma de placas irregulares formadas por nanopartículas com pontos dispersos de fase secundaria na superfície. Baseado nos resultados verificou-se a dependência da intensidade de luminescência com o teor e também com a forma de incorporação do íon Eu3+, inserido na rede hospedeira, adsorvido na superfície de nanopartículas ou formando uma segunda fase.This paper reports how zinc aluminate nanoparticles doped with Eu3+ ions were obtained by the method of combustion reaction synthesis. Four samples were prepared with different amounts of dopant to evaluate the effect of the concentration of Eu3+ ions on the powders' luminescence. X-ray diffraction results confirmed the formation of the spinel phase, as well as secondary phases identified as EuAlO3 and ZnO, in amounts directly proportional to the content of dopant in the samples. An excitation wavelength of 265 nm was determined based on the excitation spectrum. This wavelength was used to obtain the emission spectrum, which revealed the presence of peaks characteristic of Eu3+ ions located at around 578, 591 613, 653 and 703 nm. SEM analysis indicated that the powder's morphology consisted of irregular plate

  7. 彩色稀土铝酸锶夜光涤纶纤维的余辉和热释光特性%The Afterglow and Thermoluminescence Characteristics of Rare-earth Aluminate Strontium Luminous PET Fiber with Different Color

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    郭雪峰; 葛明桥

    2012-01-01

    以成纤聚合物PET为纤维基材,添加SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+发光材料制备了5种具有不同色相的稀土铝酸锶夜光涤纶纤维样品,采用X射线衍射仪、荧光光谱仪、长余辉测试仪、微机热释光剂量仪表征了纤维的晶相结构、激发发射光谱、余辉衰减规律和热释光性能,着重阐述了纤维余辉衰减规律和陷阱分布情况.结果表明,无机透明色料对纤维的余辉衰减规律影响不大,但样品的余辉初始亮度不同,呈现白色纤维>绿色纤维>黄色纤维>蓝色纤维>红色纤维,添加色料的色相与色光越接近,余辉亮度越高.另外,无机透明色料对热释峰发光强度产生一定的影响,白色、黄色和绿色夜光纤维的E值相对较小,而蓝色和红色夜光纤维的E值相对较大,与纤维余辉曲线结果基本吻合.%Rare-earth aluminate strontium luminous PET fiber samples with five kinds of different hues were prepared by adding the fiber-forming polymers PET chips as base materials and SrAl2O4 :Eu2+ ,Dy3+ luminescent materials. The phase composition, fluorescence spectrum, afterglow decay laws and thermoluminescent characteristics of the fiber were measured by XRD, fluorescence spectrum tester, afterglow tester and TL dosimeter. The afterglow decay laws and trap distribution were mainly elaborated. The results indicated that inorganic transparent pigments have little impact on the afterglow decay laws, but the afterglow initial brightness of samples were different, which presented the rules of white fiber>green fiber>yellow fiber>blue fiber>red fiber. The closer the hues of pigments are, the higher the afterglow brightness of samples are. In addition, the inorganic transparent pigments affected the luminescent intensity of thermoluminescent peak to some extent. The E values of white, yellow and green luminescent fiber was lower than that of blue and red luminescent fiber relatively, which coincided with the results of the afterglow curves

  8. Catalytic oxidation of cyclohexane over meta-aluminic acid supported iron meso-tetra (4-caboxylpheny1) porphyrin%偏铝酸四(4-羧基)苯基铁卟啉催化氧化环己烷

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    罗宗昌; 黄冠; 彭艳; 蔡景莉; 宁星星; 蒋月秀; 危素娟

    2012-01-01

    为考察偏铝酸[MAA]负载四(4-羧基)苯基铁卟啉[Fe TCPP]选择性催化氧化环己烷生成环己酮和环已醇(K/A油)的能力,采用溶胶-凝胶-煅烧法制备了偏铝酸负载四(4-羧基)苯基铁卟啉[Fe TCPP/MAA]催化剂,采用紫外(UV-Vis)、傅立叶红外(FT-IR)、X射线衍射(XRD)、热重分析(TG)以及透射电镜(TEM)等技术手段对该固体催化材料进行结构表征.研究其在无外加溶剂和助催化剂的条件下选择性催化空气氧化环己烷生成K/A油的产率.结果显示:在较优的催化条件下(155℃和0.8 MPa),用仅含1.14×10-6mol四(4-羧基)苯基铁卟啉的负载催化剂,既可回收又可重复有效催化11次,平均的环己烷转化率达到13.6%,K/A油的产率为10.8%,转化数为2.4 ×105,比未负载的四(4-羧基)苯基铁卟啉催化效率高11倍,也比当今工业用钴盐催化空气氧化环己烷生产环己酮和环己醇的收率(3.2%)高.%To investigate the catalytic ability of iron meso-tetra (4-carboxylphenyl) porphyrin ( Fe TCPP) supported on meta aluminic acid (MAA) for selective oxidation of cyclohexane to cyclo-hexanone and cyclohexanol (K/A oil) , Fe TCPP/MAA was prepared via a method of gelation and calcination and characterized by the techniques of UV-Visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Thermogravimetric analysis, Transmission electron microscopy. The catalytic oxidation of cyclohexane with air was carried out in absence of any solvent and co-catalyst. The results show that with a quantity of catalyst containing only 1. 14 × 10-6mol of Fe TCPP, 13. 6 % of average conversion rate, 10. 8 % of yield (K/A oil) and a catalyst turnover number of 2. 4 × 105 were reached under the optimum reaction conditions of 155 ℃ and 0.8 MPa. The catalytic efficiency of the supported catalyst is 11 times higher than that of Fe TCPP and the yield of K/A oil is higher than that obtained from the cyclohexane oxidation (3. 2 % ) by

  9. Ionic conductivity measurement in magnesium aluminate spinel and solid state galvanic cell with magnesium aluminate electrolyte

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    Lee, Myongjai

    This thesis work is about the experimental measurement of electronic and ionic conductivities in the MgAl2O4 spinel at 500˜600°C range and exploring the fundamental origin of solid-state galvanic cell behavior in the cell of Al|MgAl2O4|Mg, Al|MgAl2O 4|C, and Mg|MgAl2O4|C, in which at least one metal electrode in common with the composition of the electrolyte. For the electronic conductivity measurement, we have used the ion-blocking Gold and Carbon electrodes which are inert with both Mg and Al ions to suppress the ionic conduction from the total conduction. DC polarization method was used to measure the conduction through Au|MgAl2O4|Au and C|MgAl2O4|C specimens. The measured electrical conductivity using Au|MgAl2O4|Au and C|MgAl2O4|C specimens showed 10-9.3 ˜ 10-8.4 (O·cm) -1 at 600˜720°C range following the Arrhenius-type relation. These conductivity data are in agreement with reported data obtained from Pt and Ag ion-blocking electrodes deposited on MgAl2O4 specimens. For the ionic conductivity measurement, we have used the non-blocking Al and Mg electrodes for Al and Mg ionic conductivities, respectively. Ionic conductivity measurement of Al and Mg in separate manner has not been reported yet. In both Al|MgAl2O4|Al and Mg|MgAl2O 4|Mg specimens, gradual increase of conduction was observed once at the initial period before it reaches the steady state conduction. By DC method on the range of 580˜650°C, steady state Al ionic conductivity was measured from Al|MgAl2O4|Al specimen showing 10 -7.7 ˜ 10-6.8 (O·cm)-1 with the activation energy of 1.9eV in sigma = sigma0 exp-QRT formula. There was no difference in the conductivity by the change of the atmosphere from 5%H2 + 95%N2 mixed gas to pure Ar gas. So it was confirmed that the oxygen defect chemistry did not play a role. For Mg ionic conductivity Mg|MgAl2O4|Mg specimen was used and the measured conductivity shows 10-6.7 ˜ 10-4.4 (O·cm)-1 at 400˜550°C with the activation energy of 1.44eV at Ar gas atmosphere. Higher conductivity of Mg cation than Al cation is in agreement with self-diffusion data reported in the literatures. It's also in agreement with the higher Mg ionic mobility concluded by the formation of MgO layer at the cathode as the result of reaction between Mg ions migration and surrounding oxygen decomposed by the applied voltage. To explore the fundamental origin of the emf in the Mg|MgAl2O 4|Al galvanic cell, we set-up two postulations which are able to explain by the transportation mechanism in the MgAl2O4 with the presence of two cations in the system. The possible mechanisms are (1) Only Mg ion is involved in transportation through the MgAl2O4. Thus the emf is generated from the difference in the activity of Mg between the two electrodes. (2) Both Mg2+ and Al3+ ions are participating in transportation through the MgAl2O 4. In this case, the emf is generated from the difference in the reduction-oxidation potential between Mg and Al. Based on the result that both Al|MgAl2O4|C and Mg|MgAl2O4|C have the emf with C positive polarity, the second suggested mechanism results in the spontaneous composition change inside MgAl2O4 in the both directions of Mg-rich and Al-rich according the electrode materials with fixed C electrode on the other side. Considering the spontaneous reaction involving the composition change of MgAl2O4 to lower free energy of the system, suggested mechanism one is more plausible. In order to confirm that origin of the emf is determined by the activity difference on electrodes, emf measurements were carried out using different Mg activities available by using Mg-Al alloy. OCV was dependent on the difference in the Mg activity on the electrodes of Mg|MgAl2O4|Mg-Al alloy. This result supports the emf is generated by the difference in the activity of Mg ions at the both electrodes.

  10. Investigation of thermoluminescent properties of lanthanum aluminate (LaAlO{sub 3}) compounds carbon-doped for use in radiation dosimetry; Investigacao das propriedades termoluminescentes do aluminato de lantanio (LaAlO{sub 3}) dopado com carbono para aplicacao em dosimetria das radiacoes

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    Alves, Neriene; Faria, Luiz Oliveira de, E-mail: alvesn@cdtn.br, E-mail: farialo@cdtn.br [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

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    The main focus of this work was to produce a new luminescent crystal, the LaAlO{sub 3} doped with different concentrations of carbon, to investigate their thermoluminescent properties for application in gamma dosimetry. The polycrystal LaAlO{sub 3} was synthesized by the method of solid state reaction by mixing aluminum oxide and lanthanum oxide in the proportion 1:1 mol, calcined at 1600 deg C for two hours in air and sintered at 1770 deg C for two hours in a reducing atmosphere in the presence of graphite. Carbon was incorporated to mechanically lanthanum aluminate. The powder was characterized by XRD, confirming the attainment of the desired phase (LaAlO{sub 3}). Among the doping levels investigated, the LaAlO{sub 3} pure and doped with 0.1 and 0.5% carbon were those that produced the best TL response to gamma radiation in the range 1-10 mGy. We believe that this new material has great potential to be characterized as a dosimeter. (author)

  11. Study of the interactions between alumina and metallic ion in solution at the liquid/oxide interface during catalysts synthesis; Etude des interactions alumine/ion metallique en solution a l`interface oxyde/liquide lors de la preparation des catalyseurs

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    Mertens de Wilmars, D.

    1998-01-15

    This work concerns the formation of compounds including metal and Al(III) ions during impregnation of gamma alumina with a solution of the metal precursor. Formation of Li/Al hydroxy-carbonate (Li/Al HDC) on alumina during impregnation by a neutral or basic solution containing Li{sup +} is established. Zeta potential measurements are used to determine the ratio overlay of the alumina by HDC Li/Al. By this technique, residual positive charges are observed on HDC Li/Al surface. The formation of two different compounds including Mo(VI) and Al(III) ions during impregnation of alumina with molybdate or hepta-molybdate solution is reported here for the first time. The use of sodium molybdate solution as impregnation precursor leads to the formation of hydroxy-molybdo-luminate, while the ammonium hepta-molybdate solution forms ammonium hexa-molybdo-aluminate by contact with alumina.Dissolution kinetics of alumina in aqueous solution in absence or in presence of metal ions (Li{sup +}, K{sup +}, Zn{sup 2+}, MoO{sub 4}{sup 2-}, Mo{sub 7}O{sub 24}{sup 6-}) are investigated at different pH. Results show that the support is not inert in aqueous solution, even at neutral pH (near ZPC). The homogeneous nucleation of Li/Al HDC observed for Li/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} system evidence the permeability of the solid/solution interface: diffusion processus through the interface is more important than previously reported. A dissolution-precipitation mechanism is proposed to account for the formation of Al(III)-containing compounds on alumina surface. Alumina dissolves when contacted with aqueous solution. When Al(III) ions concentration in solution is bigger than the sur-saturation needed for heterogenous nucleation of the Al(III) containing compounds, this one precipitates. This mechanism agrees with all our results. (author) 169 refs.

  12. Caracterização estrutural, textural e morfológica de aluminato de lítio (LiAlO2 sintetizado por coprecipitação Structural, textural and morphological characterization of lithium aluminate (LiAlO2 synthesized by coprecipitation

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Aluminato de lítio (LiAlO2 foi sintetizado por coprecipitação. O material foi calcinado em diferentes temperaturas e caracterizado por difração de raios X, espectroscopia na região do infravermelho com transformada de Fourier, adsorção gasosa, microscopia eletrônica de varredura (MEV e microscopia eletrônica de transmissão (MET, possibilitando sua caracterização estrutural, morfológica e textural. Diferentes fases cristalinas foram observadas à medida que a temperatura foi elevada de 550 para 1150 ºC. Texturalmente o material foi classificado como não-poroso e particulado a 550 e 750 ºC, apresentando microporos a 950 ºC. Análises comparativas de imagens de MET e MEV possibilitaram a identificação nanoflocos e microfolhas como as principais morfologias presentes no material.Lithium aluminate (LiAlO2 was synthesized by coprecipitation. The material was calcined at different temperatures and characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, gas adsorption, scanning electron microscopy (SEM and transmission electron microscopy (TEM, providing a structural, morphological and textural characterization. Different crystalline phases were observed as the temperature was raised from 550 to 1150 ºC. Texturally, the material was classified as non-porous and particulate at 550 and 750 ºC showing micropores at 950 ºC. Comparative analysis of TEM and SEM images allowed the identification of nanoflakes and microsheets as the main morphology present in the material.

  13. Adição de cimento de aluminato de cálcio e seus efeitos na hidratação do óxido de magnésio Effects of calcium aluminate cement addition on magnesia hydration

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Cimento de aluminato de cálcio (CAC e óxido de magnésio (MgO são duas importantes matérias primas para a indústria de concretos refratários e apresentam grande tendência à hidratação. Os efeitos dessa reação em cada caso isolado são distintos e bem conhecidos: enquanto o CAC hidratado atua como ligante e garante a resistência mecânica do material antes da sinterização, a hidratação do MgO pode causar sua total desintegração em alguns casos. Devido ao interesse tecnológico nesses materiais, é importante investigar as peculiaridades desses processos e as potenciais interações entre eles. Neste trabalho, os efeitos da adição de diferentes teores de CAC na hidratação do MgO foram investigados em suspensões aquosas usando medidas de expansão volumétrica aparente, pH das suspensões e difração de raios X. Foi observado que os efeitos danosos da hidratação do MgO podem ser significativamente reduzidos com um controle adequado do teor de CAC nas formulações.Calcium aluminate cement (CAC and magnesium oxide (MgO are two of the most important raw materials for refractory castables industry and both present a high driving force for hydration. The effects of this reaction for each compound are well known: whereas the hydrated CAC behaves as a binder, hardening the castable, MgO hydration can cause the total disintegration of the material. Due to the technological interests involved, it is important to study the peculiarities in these processes and their potential interactions. In the present work, the effects of the addition of different CAC contents on MgO hydration were investigated in aqueous suspensions by means of apparent volumetric expansion, pH measurements and qualitative X-ray diffraction. It was found out that the deleterious effects of MgO hydration can be significantly reduced with a proper control of the CAC content for the formulations.

  14. Hydration of tricalcium aluminate in the presence of gypsum

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    Triviño Vázquez, F.

    1974-06-01

    Full Text Available Not availabePara el estudio del comportamiento del cemento Portland tiene una importancia fundamental el conocimiento de la hidratación del aluminato tricálcico, por ser uno de sus componentes que primero se hidrata y porque se le achacan la mayoría de los defectos que sufre la pasta de cemento; tales son: retracciones, contracciones, fenómenos exotérmicos y sensibilidad a agentes exteriores de tipo químico. En lo que sigue se estudia por métodos fisicoquímicos la hidratación del aluminato tricálcico junto con el yeso, ya que éste se emplea como regulador del fraguado en los cementos Portland.

  15. Photon multiplication in wide-gap BAM and SAM aluminates

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    Lushchik, Aleksandr; Lushchik, Cheslav; Feldbach, Eduard; Kudryavtseva, Irina; Liblik, Peeter; Maaroos, Aarne; Nagirnyi, Vitali; Savikhin, Fjodor; Vasil'chenko, Eugeni

    2005-08-01

    Processes of various intrinsic and impurity luminescence excitation by 4-32 eV photons or 18 and 300 keV electrons have been studied in pure and doped BaMgAl10O17 (BAM) and SrMgAl10O17 (SAM) phosphors at 6-300 K. In BAM:Eu (l0%), the quantum yield of Eu2+ center emission is QY = 1 in the region of exciting photon energies of hνec = 7-12 eV, the value of QY reaches 2 at 14-21 eV and sharply increases at hνec = 22-32 eV, where secondary electron-hole pairs are created by hot conduction electrons. The processes connected with the rise of QY for various types of emission in the region of 14-21 eV have been thoroughly studied for BAM and SAM phosphors. It has been suggested that such exciting photons cause the ionization of oxygen ions and form hot valence holes, the energy of which is partially used for the excitation of Eu2+ ions (4f7→4f65d1 transitions) due to nonradiative Auger transitions. The intensity of the Eu2+ emission increases after a single nanosecond electron pulse with a rise time of 50-150 ns. This rise is connected with the energy transfer from spinel blocks to Eu2+ ions located at cation planes of the β-alumina-type materials.

  16. Caesium immobilization in hydrated calcium-silicate-aluminate systems

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    A special field of application of cementitious materials in using cements for immobilization of low and medium level radioactive wastes. Clarification of mechanisms of binding is complicated by the multicomponent nature of the solidifying matrix. In the present work, interest is turned to one of the most difficult to confine, long half-life isotopes, the caesium isotope. The cement matrix for solidification of the radioactive waste can be considered, with simplification, as a CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-H2O system. The various compositions of hydrated cementitious assemblages were investigated with respect to their Cs sorption by measuring the Cs distribution ratios (Rd) therein. Trends in sorption properties were detected, and the section of the ternary phase diagram with the best performance was identified

  17. Aluminate-thickened well treating fluid and method of use

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    Herce, J.A.; Tuttle, R.N.

    1975-01-14

    A metal hydroxide-thickened fluid is described that contains a relatively slow reacting pH-reducing reactant that subsequently yields at least enough acidic material to dissolve the thickening material. Such a reaction is advantageous in subsequently converting the thickened fluid (and any acid-soluble particles that are suspended in the fluid) to a liquid having a viscosity substantially as low as that of water. The fluid serves as a well-treating fluid that has a low fluid loss and contains substantial chemically removable viscosifying and fluid-loss-preventing components. This fluid consists of a metal hydroxide-thickened aqueous liquid suspension of particles of a solid material that is soluble in either a relatively strongly acidic or a basic aqueous liquid. Such a completion fluid preferably also contains enough of either, but not both, dissolved calcium bromide or calcium chloride to provide a fluid system having a selected specific gravity.

  18. Elastic instability in ion-beam-irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Devanathan, R.; Yu, N.; Sickafus, K.E.; Nastasi, M. [Los Alamos Laboratory (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division; Grimsditch, M.; Okamoto, P.R. [Argonne National Laboratory (United States).Materials Science Division

    1997-12-01

    We present the first observation of an irradiation-induced instability in the shear modulus of MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel. Brillouin scattering was used to determine the elastic constant C{sub 44} following 400 keV Xe{sup 2+} irradiation of single-crystal spinel at 100 K. The corresponding structural changes were determined using electron microscopy. The results confirm a two-step transformation to the amorphous state through an intermediate metastable crystalline phase. The shear elastic constant decreases by about 35% upon amorphization. This low-temperature radiation response, which is in contrast with the radiation resistance observed at elevated temperatures, is discussed in terms of the ability of spinel to accommodate cation disorder and the free-energy difference between the liquid and solid states. (author).

  19. Elastic instability in ion-beam-irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel

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    We present the first observation of an irradiation-induced instability in the shear modulus of MgAl2O4 spinel. Brillouin scattering was used to determine the elastic constant C44 following 400 keV Xe2+ irradiation of single-crystal spinel at 100 K. The corresponding structural changes were determined using electron microscopy. The results confirm a two-step transformation to the amorphous state through an intermediate metastable crystalline phase. The shear elastic constant decreases by about 35% upon amorphization. This low-temperature radiation response, which is in contrast with the radiation resistance observed at elevated temperatures, is discussed in terms of the ability of spinel to accommodate cation disorder and the free-energy difference between the liquid and solid states. (author)

  20. Pressure induced reactions amongst calcium aluminate hydrate phases

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    Moon, Ju-hyuk

    2011-06-01

    The compressibilities of two AFm phases (strätlingite and calcium hemicarboaluminate hydrate) and hydrogarnet were obtained up to 5 GPa by using synchrotron high-pressure X-ray powder diffraction with a diamond anvil cell. The AFm phases show abrupt volume contraction regardless of the molecular size of the pressure-transmitting media. This volume discontinuity could be associated to a structural transition or to the movement of the weakly bound interlayer water molecules in the AFm structure. The experimental results seem to indicate that the pressure-induced dehydration is the dominant mechanism especially with hygroscopic pressure medium. The Birch-Murnaghan equation of state was used to compute the bulk modulus of the minerals. Due to the discontinuity in the pressure-volume diagram, a two stage bulk modulus of each AFm phase was calculated. The abnormal volume compressibility for the AFm phases caused a significant change to their bulk modulus. The reliability of this experiment is verified by comparing the bulk modulus of hydrogarnet with previous studies. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Heat capacities and thermodynamic properties of annite (aluminous iron biotite)

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    Hemingway, B.S.; Robie, R.A.

    1990-01-01

    The heat capacities have been measured between 7 and 650 K by quasi-adiabatic calorimetry and differential scanning calorimetry. At 298.15 K and 1 bar, the calorimetric entropy for our sample is 354.9??0.7 J/(mol.K). A minimum configurational entropy of 18.7 J/(mol.K) for full disorder of Al/Si in the tetrahedral sites should be added to the calorimetric entropy for third-law calculations. The heat capacity equation [Cp in units of J/mol.K)] Cp0 = 583.586 + 0.075246T - 3420.60T-0.5 - (4.4551 ?? 106)T-2 fits the experimental and estimated heat capacities for our sample (valid range 250 to 1000 K) with an average deviation of 0.37%. -from Authors

  2. Processo de hidratação e os mecanismos de atuação dos aditivos aceleradores e retardadores de pega do cimento de aluminato de cálcio Hidration process and the mechanisms of retarding and accelerating the setting time of calcium aluminate cement

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    J. R. Garcia

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Um dos aspectos principais para o desenvolvimento de concretos refratários está no aprimoramento dos conhecimentos sobre o cimento de alta alumina ou cimento de aluminato de cálcio (CAC, já que esse ligante é o mais utilizado nesta classe de produtos. O objetivo desse trabalho foi o de analisar as informações disponíveis na literatura para se obter um conhecimento mais aprofundado dos mecanismos de ação dos aditivos retardadores e aceleradores da pega deste cimento. Da análise dos dados compilados pode-se concluir que os aditivos retardadores agem geralmente de duas maneiras: 1 dificultando o processo de dissolução do cimento, por meio da formação de barreiras insolúveis ao redor das suas partículas e 2 favorecendo a formação de hidratos mais solúveis, o que aumenta o tempo necessário para que se inicie a precipitação. Por outro lado, os aditivos aceleradores de pega podem atuar favorecendo a formação de hidratos menos solúveis, diminuindo assim o tempo necessário para a precipitação ou ainda pela formação de núcleos iniciadores do processo de crescimento dos cristais dos hidratos. A análise destas informações leva a constatação de que a ação de alguns aditivos retardadores e aceleradores ocorre em estágios distintos no processo de hidratação do CAC. Portanto, pode-se imaginar uma situação onde a combinação desses dois aditivos poderia conferir um tempo de trabalhabilidade adequado e seguro, aliado a um curto tempo de desmoldagem.One of the main aspects for the development of refractories castables is to master the knowledge regarding calcium aluminate cement (CAC, as this binder is the most applied in these products. The objective of this work was to analyze the available information in the literature in order to explain the understanding regarding the actions of retarder and accelerator additives in the setting mechanisms of CACs. The analysis of the compiled information pointed out that the

  3. Long persistent and optically stimulated luminescence behaviors of calcium aluminates with different trap filling processes

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    Properties of long persistent luminescence (LPL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) of CaAl2O4:Eu2+, R3+ (R=Nd, Dy, Tm) materials were investigated. The observed phenomenon indicates that R3+ ions (R=Nd, Dy, Tm) have different effects on trap properties of CaAl2O4:Eu2+. The greatly improved LPL performance was observed in Nd3+ co-doped samples, which indicates that the incorporation of Nd3+ creates suitable traps for LPL. While co-doping Tm3+ ions, the intensity of high temperature of thermoluminescence band in CaAl2O4:Eu2+ phosphors is enhanced for the formation of the most suitable traps which benefits the intense and stable OSL. These results suggest that the effective traps contributed to the LPL/OSL are complex, of which could be an aggregation formation with shallow and deep traps other than simple traps from co-doped R3+ ions. The mechanism presented in the end potentially provides explanations of why the OSL of CaAl2O4:Eu2+, R3+ exhibits different read-in/read-out performance as well. - Graphical abstract: OSL emission spectra of Ca0.995Al2O4:0.0025Eu2+, 0.0025R3+ (R=Nd, Dy, Tm) taken under varying stimulation time (0, 25, 50, 75, 100 s). Inset: Blue emission pictures under varying stimulation time. - Highlights: • The LPL and OSL properties of CaAl2O4:Eu2+, R3+ were investigated. • An alternative approach to control the trap depth of CaAl2O4:Eu2+ phosphor was proposed. • A new oxide ETM phosphor exhibiting intense and stable OSL was explored

  4. Structure of the metastable state in ion-irradiated magnesio-aluminate spinel

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    We have studied the structural changes in MgAl2O4 and MgO.3Al2O3 spinel single crystals following 400 keV Xe2+ irradiation at 100 K to a dose of 1 x 1016 ions cm-2. The radiation-damaged layer was observed using cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy. The first-order Bragg reflections decreased in intensity with increasing damage dose and eventually disappeared, indicating a transformation to a metastable crystalline state. Further irradiation resulted in amorphization of the damaged layer. We have examined various models for the structure of the metastable phase by calculating the diffraction patterns and comparing them to the electron diffraction observations. Our results indicate that a fcc oxygen lattice with cation interstitials provides the best explanation for the observed structural changes. (author)

  5. Neutron irradiation effect on site distribution of cations in non-stoichiometric magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Neutron irradiation effects on cation distribution in non-stoichiometric Mg-Al spinel were examined by ALCHEMI (Atom Location by Channeling Enhanced Microanalysis) method. Parameter n, or non-stoichiometry of MgO . nAl2O3 of the specimens, were n = 1.00, 1.01, 1.10, 1.48. These specimens were neutron-irradiated up to a fluence of 2.3 x 1024 n/m2 (E > 0.1 MeV) at 500-530 deg. C in JMTR. Some specimens contracted by the irradiation and the arrangement of cations became more disorder. The other specimens showed very small swelling by the irradiation and the cation distribution became slightly ordered. The cation distribution of the contracted specimen returned stepwise to the pre-irradiated condition after the annealing at 700 deg. C. The cation distribution of the slightly swollen specimens did not change after the annealing up to 700 deg. C. Cation distribution in the T-site was more sensitively influenced by the irradiation

  6. Raman and Mossbauer spectroscopy and X-ray diffractometry studies on quenched copper-ferri-aluminates.

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    Modi, Kunal B; Raval, Pooja Y; Shah, Suraj J; Kathad, Chetan R; Dulera, Sonal V; Popat, Mansi V; Zankat, Kiritsinh B; Saija, Kiran G; Pathak, Tushar K; Vasoya, Nimish H; Lakhani, Vinay K; Chandra, Usha; Jha, Prafulla K

    2015-02-16

    Four spinel ferrite compositions of the CuAl(x)Fe(2-x)O4, x = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, system prepared by usual double-sintering ceramic route and quenched (rapid thermal cooling) from final sintering temperature (1373 K) to liquid nitrogen temperature (80 K) were investigated by employing X-ray powder diffractometry, (57)Fe Mossbauer spectroscopy, and micro-Raman spectroscopy at 300 K. The Raman spectra collected in the wavenumber range of 100-1000 cm(-1) were analyzed in a systematic manner and showed five predicted modes for the spinel structure and splitting of A1g Raman mode into two/three energy values, attributed to peaks belonging to each ion (Cu(2+), Fe(3+), and Al(3+)) in the tetrahedral positions. The suppression of lower-frequency peaks was explained on the basis of weakening in magnetic coupling and reduction in ferrimagnetic behavior as well as increase in stress induced by square bond formation on Al(3+) substitution. The enhancement in intensity, random variation of line width, and blue shift for highest frequency peak corresponding to A1g mode were observed. The ferric ion (Fe(3+)) concentration for different compositions determined from Raman spectral analysis agrees well with that deduced by means of X-ray diffraction line-intensity calculations and Mossbauer spectral analysis. An attempt was made to determine elastic and thermodynamic properties from Raman spectral analysis and elastic constants from cation distribution. PMID:25594232

  7. Tritium removal from various lithium aluminates irradiated by fast and thermal neutrons (COMPLIMENT experiment)

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    Within the frame of the COMPLIMENT experiment, γ-LiAlO2 specimens with different microstructures (grain size distributions) were tested in the same environmental conditions to compare the effects caused by 6Li(n, α)T reaction and by fast neutron scattering, the damaging dose being held at about the same level (1.6-1.8 dpa). The tritium retention times were obtained by the tritium removal of isothermal annealing under He + 0.1% H2 sweeping gas. In spite of the different Li burnups (2.5% and 0.25%) and the residual tritium concentrations which were found in the irradiated specimens (4.3 Ci/g and 0.09 Ci/g, respectively, for specimens held at 450 C during the irradiations), the kinetics of tritium removal was not found to be discriminated by the two different irradiations. Moreover, the results were found to agree with those previously obtained by the ''in-situ'' TEQUILA experiment, performed on the same type of Li ceramics. Hence, the apparent first order desorption mechanism has been confirmed to control the kinetics of tritium removal from the porous fine grain γ-LiAlO2 ceramics. (orig.)

  8. Neutron irradiation effects in magnesium-aluminate spinel doped with transition metals

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    We present data on optical properties for stoichiometric (MgO · Al2O3) and non-stoichiometric (MgO · 2Al2O3) spinel crystals: (1) nominally pure; (2) doped with transition metals Mn, Cr, and Fe to a concentration of 0.01 wt%; (3) irradiated with neutrons to a fluence of 1.8x1021 m-2; (4) post-annealed at 650 K. The temperature during neutron irradiation was 350 K. Optical absorption and thermoluminescence measurements were performed on irradiated and annealed samples at room temperature. Results of absorption measurements show spectra with the following features: (1) a prominent band at 2.33 eV (for stoichiometric spinel); (2) overlapping bands attributed to hole centers (3.17 eV); (3) optical centers on antisite defects (3.78 and 4.14 eV); (4) F+- and F-centers (4.75 and 5.3 eV); (5) bands related to defect complexes. For nominally pure samples, the efficiency of optical center formation in stoichiometric spinel is half that in non-stoichiometric spinel. Doped crystals exhibit high efficiencies for defect creation, independent of spinel composition. All dopants enhance the efficiency of defect creation in spinel. Doping with Mn has the least effect on increasing the number of radiation-induced stable defects. Apparently, impurities in spinel serve as centers for stabilization of irradiation-induced interstitials or vacancies

  9. Radiation-induced luminescence in magnesium aluminate spinel crystals and ceramics

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    Gritsyna, V. T.; Kazarinov, Yu. G.; Kobyakov, V. A.; Reimanis, I. E.

    2006-09-01

    Radioluminescence (RL) and thermoluminescence (TL) in spinel crystals and ceramics were investigated to elucidate the radiation-induced electronic processes in single crystals grown by Verneuil and Czochralski methods as well as transparent and translucent ceramics. Both RL and TL spectra demonstrate a UV-band related to electron-hole recombination luminescence at intrinsic defects; green and red luminescence are identified with emission of Mn 2+- and Cr 3+-ions, respectively. The kinetics of growth of different RL luminescence bands depending on dose at the prolonged X-irradiation shows the competitive character of charge and energy transfer between defects and impurity ions. The dependence of RL intensity on the temperature of the sample was measured in the range of 300-750 K and compared with TL for different emission bands. The variety of maxima in the temperature dependence of RL and in the glow curves of TL measured for different luminescence bands in spinels of different origins and crystalline forms is used to show that charge carrier traps and luminescence centers are not isolated defects but are complexes of defects and impurities. The formation, structure and properties of these complexes depend on the processing conditions.

  10. Effect of Composition and Impurities on the Phosphorescence of Green-Emitting Alkaline Earth Aluminate Phosphor

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    Kim, Doory; Kim, Han-Eol; Kim, Chang-Hong

    2016-01-01

    Recent improvements to SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors have enabled the use of luminescent hosts with a stable crystal structure and high physical and chemical stability, thus overcoming the bottleneck in the applicability of ZnS:Cu phosphors. However, enhancement of afterglow lifetime and brightness in SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors remains a challenging task. Here, we have improved the afterglow characteristics in terms of persistence time and brightness by a systematic investigation of the comp...

  11. Tricalcium aluminate hydration in additivated systems. A crystallographic study by SR-XRPD

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    Synchrotron radiation X-ray powder diffraction has been used to monitor the evolution of ettringite in C3A-gypsum synthetic mixture and in commercial cement systems during the first hours of the hydration process. The hydration of the paste was achieved using a remote controlled system, in order to collect data as soon as water is added to the system. The use of full-profile Rietveld method during the analysis of the diffractograms collected allowed us to monitor the evolution of phases weight fraction. The rigorous measurement of the lattice parameters and of the diffraction peak shape proved to be very useful to obtain information on the structural evolution of ettringite and on the mean grain size of the crystal phases. Depending on the admixture added to the system, the precipitation of well crystalline ettringite takes some hours. During this 'induction' period we observe a significant variation of a and c lattice parameter values for ettringite. In particular a increases from 11.8 A to 11.24 A, the value for pure ettringite. The c parameter decreases from 22 A to 21.48 A. The lattice parameter variation could be related to small crystallite size effect, but the large variation more likely reflects also crystallographic changes, such as defect re-organization during the nucleation and growth process or also changes in the SO3 and H2O content in the ettringite channel. Not surprisingly the amount and the grain dimensions of crystalline ettringite are affected by the chemistry of the system. We observed the same evolution trend during ettringite formation also in shrinkage-compensating commercial cements (composed by mixture of Ca-Al cements, Portland cement and bassanite), in which ettringite is the main hydrous phase present

  12. Orientation relationships between complex low symmetry oxides: Geometric criteria and interface structure for yttrium aluminate eutectics

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    Solidified eutectics of yttrium-aluminum perovskite (YAP)-yttrium-aluminum monoclinic (YAM) and YAM-yttria were observed by transmission electron microscopy and by optical microscopy. Orientation relationships (ORs), interphase boundary orientations and some boundary structures were determined and compared to those predicted by various geometric criteria. Six ORs were found in YAP-YAM and two were found in YAM-yttria. Near-coincidence site lattices (NCSLs) were calculated for each eutectic. OR predictions based on NCSL energy minimization were compared to NCSLs for the observed ORs. Predictions by symmetry overlap criteria and the edge-to-edge model were also compared to observations. All common ORs had coincident low-index real-space lattice vectors that were consistent with predictions of the edge-to-edge model. Three of these ORs had matching planes cozonal with the coincident real-space directions that were consistent with the edge-to-edge model. Issues with application of geometric criteria to interphase boundaries between complex, low symmetry materials are discussed

  13. Calcium aluminate cement as dental restorative : Mechanical properties and clinical durability

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    Sunnegårdh-Grönberg, Karin

    2004-01-01

    In 1995, the Swedish government recommended the discontinuation of amalgam as restorative in paediatric dentistry. Because the mercury content in amalgam constitutes an environmental hazard, its use has declined. The use of resin composites is increasing, but the polymerisation shrinkage of the material is still undesirably high, and the handling of uncured resin can cause contact dermatitis. A new restorative material has recently been developed in Sweden as an alternative to amalgam and res...

  14. Ceramic joining through reactive wetting of alumina with calcium aluminate refractory cements

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    K Geetha; A M Umarji; T R N Kutty

    2000-08-01

    Compositions in CaO–Al2O3 system have been prepared by gel–to–crystallite conversion method. Reactive powders of 1 : 2, 1 : 1, 2 : 1 and 3 : 1 of CaO and Al2O3 compositions were obtained by calcining the product at 800–1200°C. Fine grained powders were used as refractory cement for joining alumina ceramics. An optimum temperature of 1450°C for 4 h produced joints of satisfactory strength. The microstructure and X-ray phase analysis of the fractured joint surface clearly indicate reactive wetting of the alumina ceramics. This wetting enhances the joining of alumina substrates and can be attributed to the formation of Ca12Al14O33 liquid phase. The results are explained by using CaO–Al2O3 phase diagram.

  15. Tensile properties of aluminized V-5Cr-5Ti alloy after exposure in air environment

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    Natesan, K.; Soppet, W.K. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

    1997-08-01

    The objectives of this task are to (a) develop procedures to modify surface regions of V-Cr-Ti alloys in order to minimize oxygen uptake by the alloys when exposed to environments that contain oxygen, (b) evaluate the oxygen uptake of the surface-modified V-Cr-Ti alloys as a function of temperature an oxygen partial pressure in the exposure environment, (c) characterize the microstructures of oxide scales and oxygen trapped at the grain boundaries of the substrate alloys, and (d) evaluate the influence of oxygen uptake on the tensile properties of the modified alloys at room and elevated temperatures.

  16. Damage under irradiation of lithium aluminate γ-LiAlO2

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    Electron paramagnetic resonance and optical absorption have been used to detect the point defects created by different irradiations (electrons, He+ ions, protons, X and gamma photons), transmission electron microscopy has been used to analyse samples before irradiation and observe the extended defects produced by irradiation. Defect nature is also discussed

  17. Metal nanocrystal formation in magnesium aluminate spinel and silicon dioxide with high-flux Cu- ions

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    Intense Cu- ions of 60 keV spontaneously grow nanospheres embedded within a shallow depth in insulators, which exhibit optical nonlinearity. The in-beam growth of nanoparticles is preferred but subjected to phase instability. Spinel oxides may be a candidate substrate to realize the phase stability, because of good radiation resistance and sufficient transparency. Spinel of MgAl2O4 and amorphous(a-) SiO2 were irradiated with Cu- at dose rates up to 100 μA/cm2, at a total dose of 3.0 x 1016 ions/cm2. Nanocrystal morphology and optical absorption (hν=0.5 - 5 eV) varied depending on dose rate. At high dose rates, a-SiO2 showed a strong tendency of depth-dependent rearrangement and particle coarsening. The MgAl2O4 also showed spontaneous precipitation of nanoparticles but, in contrast, neither long-range rearrangement of implants nor particle coarsening, up to high dose rates. Therefore, the MgAl2O4 spinel is a promising substrate to realize fine and stable nanostructures

  18. Thermal stability and kinetics of defects in magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with fast neutrons

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    Yasuda, Kazuhiro; Kinoshita, Chiken; Fukuda, Korehisa; Garner, Frank A.

    2000-12-01

    Thermal stability of interstitial-type dislocation loops and cavities in single crystals of MgAl 2O 4 was examined during isochronal and isothermal annealing. The specimens were irradiated with fast-neutrons in FFTF/MOTA at 658 and 1023 K up to 249 dpa. During the isochronal annealing, dislocation loops started to shrink around 1000 K and completely disappeared at 1470 K without changing their character. Cavities grew slightly around 1570 K, and above this temperature, cavities shrunk with increasing annealing temperature. The recovery stage of point defects in MgAl 2O 4 was discussed in terms of the thermal stability of defect clusters; vacancy migration starts around 1000 K (corresponding to stage III), whereas vacancy clusters start to dissociate around 1570 K (corresponding to stage V). The vacancy migration energy for rate controlling species was estimated from the shrinkage process of interstitial-type dislocation loops to be 2.0 ± 0.7 eV.

  19. Ion-induced photon emission of magnesium aluminate spinel during 60 keV Cu - implantation

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    Bandourko, V.; Lay, T. T.; Takeda, Y.; Lee, C. G.; Kishimoto, N.

    2001-04-01

    The beam-solid interaction during high flux heavy-ion implantation has been studied by the in situ detection of photon emission. A spinel of MgO· n(Al 2O 3) with n=2.4 was irradiated with 60 keV Cu - at dose rates of 10, 50 or 100 μA/cm 2 to a dose of 1.5×10 17 ions/cm2. Under the implantation, photon emission ranging from 1.4 to 6.2 eV was detected by a time-resolved optical device based on a fast-response CCD (Princeton Instruments: IMAX-512). Emission lines of sputtered Mg, Al and Cu atoms were observed. A comparison of the dose and dose rate dependence of the Cu I line intensity from MgO· n(Al 2O 3) with those obtained for amorphous (a-)SiO 2 substrate revealed the good correlation of Cu I line intensity with nanoparticle formation detected by optical absorbance measurement.

  20. Vibrational and dielectric properties of magnesium aluminate spinel: A first-principles study

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    Zeng, Qingfeng; Zhang, Litong; Zhang, Xian; Chen, Qichao; Feng, Zhiqiang; Cai, Yongqing; Cheng, Laifei; Weng, Zuohai

    2011-09-01

    The vibrational and dielectric properties of MgAl 2O 4 are investigated within the framework of density functional perturbation theory. Results of phonon frequencies at the Brillouin zone center, static dielectric constant, and electronic dielectric constant are reported. In comparison with experimental results, we find that the generalized gradient approximation potential results in more accurate phonon frequencies than local density approximation potential does. Dielectric, refractive index, extinction coefficient and infrared reflectance spectra of MgAl 2O 4 are given, and the figures suggest that MgAl 2O 4 presents good transmission properties in the spectrum range above 1000 cm and below 300 cm.

  1. Optical planar waveguide in magnesium aluminate spinel crystal using oxygen ion implantation

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    Song, Hong-Lian; Yu, Xiao-Fei; Zhang, Lian; Wang, Tie-Jun; Qiao, Mei; Liu, Peng; Zhao, Jin-Hua; Wang, Xue-Lin

    2015-07-01

    A planar optical waveguide in MgAl2O4 crystal sample was fabricated using 6.0 MeV oxygen ion implantation at a fluence of 1.5 × 1015 ions/cm2 at room temperature. The optical modes were measured at a wavelength of 633 nm using a model 2010 prism coupler. The near-field intensity files in the visible band were measured and simulated with end-face coupling and FD-BPM methods, respectively. The absorption spectra show that the implantation process has almost no effect on the visible and near-infrared band absorption.

  2. In-pile studies of inert matrices with emphasis on magnesia and magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Chauvin, N.; Albiol, T.; Mazoyer, R.; Noirot, J.; Lespiaux, D.; Dumas, J. C.; Weinberg, C.; Ménard, J. C.; Ottaviani, J. P.

    1999-08-01

    Various inert matrices - oxide, nitride and metallic - were irradiated in the French Phénix reactor in order to study their behaviour under a fast neutron fluence ( E > 0.1 MeV). This paper summarises the material selection criteria and the irradiation conditions of the MATrices for INcineration of Actinides (MATINA) 1 experiment. Emphasis is given on non-destructive examinations of the pins and on more complete examinations performed on (MgO + UO 2) and (MgAl 2O 4 + UO 2) pellets which were irradiated up to a fast neutron fluence of 2 × 10 26 m -2. For these pellets, dimensional examinations, scanning electronic microscopy pictures and electron-probe microanalyses, were performed before and after irradiation. Fission gas release was also studied. These preliminary results show a good behaviour of both magnesia and spinel under irradiation.

  3. Neutron irradiation effects in magnesium-aluminate spinel doped with transition metals

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    Gritsyna, V.T. E-mail: gritsyna@pht.univer.kharkov.ua; Afanasyev-Charkin, I.V.; Kobyakov, V.A.; Sickafus, K.E

    2000-12-01

    We present data on optical properties for stoichiometric (MgO {center_dot} Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) and non-stoichiometric (MgO {center_dot} 2Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) spinel crystals: (1) nominally pure; (2) doped with transition metals Mn, Cr, and Fe to a concentration of 0.01 wt%; (3) irradiated with neutrons to a fluence of 1.8x10{sup 21} m{sup -2}; (4) post-annealed at 650 K. The temperature during neutron irradiation was 350 K. Optical absorption and thermoluminescence measurements were performed on irradiated and annealed samples at room temperature. Results of absorption measurements show spectra with the following features: (1) a prominent band at 2.33 eV (for stoichiometric spinel); (2) overlapping bands attributed to hole centers (3.17 eV); (3) optical centers on antisite defects (3.78 and 4.14 eV); (4) F{sup +}- and F-centers (4.75 and 5.3 eV); (5) bands related to defect complexes. For nominally pure samples, the efficiency of optical center formation in stoichiometric spinel is half that in non-stoichiometric spinel. Doped crystals exhibit high efficiencies for defect creation, independent of spinel composition. All dopants enhance the efficiency of defect creation in spinel. Doping with Mn has the least effect on increasing the number of radiation-induced stable defects. Apparently, impurities in spinel serve as centers for stabilization of irradiation-induced interstitials or vacancies.

  4. Post irradiation examination of irradiated americium oxide and uranium dioxide in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    To study MgAl2O4 spinel as inert matrix material for the transmutation of minor actinides, two capsules were irradiated at the high flux reactor in Petten, containing 12.5 wt% micro-dispersed 241AmOx in spinel and 25 wt% micro-dispersed enriched UO2 in spinel. During irradiation, the initially present 241Am was converted for 99.8% to fission products (50%), plutonium (30%), curium (16%) and 243Am (4%). The UO2 spinel target experienced a burn-up of 32% fission per initial metal atom. The post irradiation examination of the AmOx inert matrix target showed swelling of 27 vol.%, and a gas release of 48% for He and 16% for Xe and Kr. The UO2 inert matrix target also showed a large volumetric swelling of 11%, directed mainly radially. Ceramography on the UO2 inert matrix target revealed a complete restructuring of the spinel grains upon irradiation and the absence of porosity, suggesting that amorphisation is the main cause of the swelling

  5. Post irradiation examination of irradiated americium oxide and uranium dioxide in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Klaassen, F. C.; Bakker, K.; Schram, R. P. C.; Klein Meulekamp, R.; Conrad, R.; Somers, J.; Konings, R. J. M.

    2003-06-01

    To study MgAl 2O 4 spinel as inert matrix material for the transmutation of minor actinides, two capsules were irradiated at the high flux reactor in Petten, containing 12.5 wt% micro-dispersed 241AmO x in spinel and 25 wt% micro-dispersed enriched UO 2 in spinel. During irradiation, the initially present 241Am was converted for 99.8% to fission products (50%), plutonium (30%), curium (16%) and 243Am (4%). The UO 2 spinel target experienced a burn-up of 32% fission per initial metal atom. The post irradiation examination of the AmO x inert matrix target showed swelling of 27 vol.%, and a gas release of 48% for He and 16% for Xe and Kr. The UO 2 inert matrix target also showed a large volumetric swelling of 11%, directed mainly radially. Ceramography on the UO 2 inert matrix target revealed a complete restructuring of the spinel grains upon irradiation and the absence of porosity, suggesting that amorphisation is the main cause of the swelling.

  6. Growth and characterization of Mn 2+-activated magnesium aluminate spinel single crystals

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    Jouini, Anis; Yoshikawa, Akira; Fukuda, Tsuguo; Boulon, Georges

    2006-08-01

    Several concentrations of Mn 2+-doped MgAl 2O 4 single crystals have been successfully grown using the micro-pulling-down (μ-PD) method. Due to their high melting temperature, the use of special Ir-Re crucibles was necessary. Because of the wide solubility range, the dependence of the behavior of the solid-liquid interface on the growth parameters was carefully studied to establish the growth conditions of stoichiometric MgAl 2O 4 spinel. Rod shaped oriented single crystals of undoped and manganese doped MgAl 2O 4 spinel with 3 mm in diameter and a few centimeters in length were obtained in reducing argon atmosphere. The composition of Mn ions along the growth a-axis was controlled by the electron probe micro-analysis (EPMA). The optical transmission, crystallinity and thermal expansion of the grown crystals are investigated as well the annealing effect under oxidizing atmosphere will be detailed.

  7. Thermal stability and kinetics of defects in magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with fast neutrons

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    Thermal stability of interstitial-type dislocation loops and cavities in single crystals of MgAl2O4 was examined during isochronal and isothermal annealing. The specimens were irradiated with fast-neutrons in FFTF/MOTA at 658 and 1023 K up to 249 dpa. During the isochronal annealing, dislocation loops started to shrink around 1000 K and completely disappeared at 1470 K without changing their character. Cavities grew slightly around 1570 K, and above this temperature, cavities shrunk with increasing annealing temperature. The recovery stage of point defects in MgAl2O4 was discussed in terms of the thermal stability of defect clusters; vacancy migration starts around 1000 K (corresponding to stage III), whereas vacancy clusters start to dissociate around 1570 K (corresponding to stage V). The vacancy migration energy for rate controlling species was estimated from the shrinkage process of interstitial-type dislocation loops to be 2.0 ± 0.7 eV

  8. Dynamical simulations of radiation damage in magnesium aluminate spinel, MgAl2O4

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    Collision cascades in MgAl2O4 are investigated using molecular dynamics simulations in order to determine the threshold displacement energies, Ed, and the damage imparted to the lattice at energies of up to 5 keV. The value of Ed is determined for MgAl2O4 on each of the Mg, Al and O sublattices for different orientations of the primary knock-on atom (PKA). The lowest Ed required to create permanent defects was for an O PKA along the direction with a value of 27.5 eV, while the highest was 277.5 eV along for an Mg PKA. Higher energy cascades show that a much wider variety of defects remain after the collisional phase than for similar cascades in MgO but the number of Frenkel pairs produced is smaller. The predominant defects that form are antisite defects on the cation sublattice only and O and Mg split interstitials orientated along the direction. Some Mg-Al split interstitials centred on an Mg site were also observed. However, some more extended defect complexes can also arise which have no well defined structure

  9. Vibrational and dielectric properties of magnesium aluminate spinel: A first-principles study

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    Zeng, Qingfeng, E-mail: qfzeng@nwpu.edu.cn [National Key Laboratory of Thermostructure Composite Materials, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi' an, Shaanxi 710072 (China); Zhang, Litong [National Key Laboratory of Thermostructure Composite Materials, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi' an, Shaanxi 710072 (China); Zhang, Xian; Chen, Qichao [School of Technical Physics, Xidian University, Xi' an, Shaanxi 710071 (China); Feng, Zhiqiang [School of Mechanics and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan 611756 (China); Laboratoire de Mecanique et d' Energetique, Universite d' Evry, Evry 91020 (France); Cai, Yongqing [Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117542 (Singapore); Cheng, Laifei; Weng, Zuohai [National Key Laboratory of Thermostructure Composite Materials, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi' an, Shaanxi 710072 (China)

    2011-09-19

    The vibrational and dielectric properties of MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} are investigated within the framework of density functional perturbation theory. Results of phonon frequencies at the Brillouin zone center, static dielectric constant, and electronic dielectric constant are reported. In comparison with experimental results, we find that the generalized gradient approximation potential results in more accurate phonon frequencies than local density approximation potential does. Dielectric, refractive index, extinction coefficient and infrared reflectance spectra of MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} are given, and the figures suggest that MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} presents good transmission properties in the spectrum range above 1000 cm{sup -1} and below 300 cm{sup -1}. -- Highlights: → MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} has an electronic dielectric constant smaller than the lattice component. → GGA potential results in more accurate phonon frequencies compared to LDA potential. → Weak reflection peaks at 321 cm{sup -1} and 596 cm{sup -1} result in narrow LO-TO bands. → Infrared spectrum suggests good transmission above 1000 cm{sup -1} and below 300 cm{sup -1}.

  10. Vibrational and dielectric properties of magnesium aluminate spinel: A first-principles study

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    The vibrational and dielectric properties of MgAl2O4 are investigated within the framework of density functional perturbation theory. Results of phonon frequencies at the Brillouin zone center, static dielectric constant, and electronic dielectric constant are reported. In comparison with experimental results, we find that the generalized gradient approximation potential results in more accurate phonon frequencies than local density approximation potential does. Dielectric, refractive index, extinction coefficient and infrared reflectance spectra of MgAl2O4 are given, and the figures suggest that MgAl2O4 presents good transmission properties in the spectrum range above 1000 cm-1 and below 300 cm-1. -- Highlights: → MgAl2O4 has an electronic dielectric constant smaller than the lattice component. → GGA potential results in more accurate phonon frequencies compared to LDA potential. → Weak reflection peaks at 321 cm-1 and 596 cm-1 result in narrow LO-TO bands. → Infrared spectrum suggests good transmission above 1000 cm-1 and below 300 cm-1.

  11. Radiation-induced luminescence in magnesium aluminate spinel crystals and ceramics

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    Gritsyna, V.T. [V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Svoboda Sq. 4, 61077 Kharkiv (Ukraine)]. E-mail: gritsyna@htuni.kharkov.ua; Kazarinov, Yu.G. [V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Svoboda Sq. 4, 61077 Kharkiv (Ukraine); Kobyakov, V.A. [V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Svoboda Sq. 4, 61077 Kharkiv (Ukraine); Reimanis, I.E. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401 (United States)

    2006-09-15

    Radioluminescence (RL) and thermoluminescence (TL) in spinel crystals and ceramics were investigated to elucidate the radiation-induced electronic processes in single crystals grown by Verneuil and Czochralski methods as well as transparent and translucent ceramics. Both RL and TL spectra demonstrate a UV-band related to electron-hole recombination luminescence at intrinsic defects; green and red luminescence are identified with emission of Mn{sup 2+}- and Cr{sup 3+}-ions, respectively. The kinetics of growth of different RL luminescence bands depending on dose at the prolonged X-irradiation shows the competitive character of charge and energy transfer between defects and impurity ions. The dependence of RL intensity on the temperature of the sample was measured in the range of 300-750 K and compared with TL for different emission bands. The variety of maxima in the temperature dependence of RL and in the glow curves of TL measured for different luminescence bands in spinels of different origins and crystalline forms is used to show that charge carrier traps and luminescence centers are not isolated defects but are complexes of defects and impurities. The formation, structure and properties of these complexes depend on the processing conditions.

  12. Electron channeling X-ray microanalysis for cation configuration in irradiate magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Matsumura, S.; Soeda, T.; Zaluzec, N. J.; Kinoshita, C.

    1999-12-22

    High angular resolution electron channeling X-ray spectroscopy (HARECXS) was examined as a practical tool to locate lattice-ions in spinel crystals. The orientation dependent intensity distribution of emitted X-rays obtained by HARECXS is so sensitive to lattice-ion configuration in the illuminated areas that the occupation probabilities on specific positions in the crystal lattice can be determined accurately through comparison with the theoretical rocking curves. HARECXS measurements have revealed partially disordered cation arrangement in MgO{center_dot}nAl{sub 2}O{sub 3} with n = 1.0 and 2.4. Most Al{sup 3+} lattice-ions occupy the octahedral (VIII) sites, while Mg{sup 2} lattice-ions reside on both the tetrahedral (IV) and the octahedral (VIII) sites. The structural vacancies are enriched in the IV-sites. Further evacuation of cations from the IV-sites to the VIII-sites is recognized in a disordering process induced by irradiation with 1 MeV Ne{sup +} ions up to 8.9 dpa at 870 K.

  13. Neutron irradiation effect on site distribution of cations in non-stoichiometric magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Sawabe, Takashi [Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 (Japan)], E-mail: 06d19012@nr.titech.ac.jp; Yano, Toyohiko [Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 (Japan)

    2008-02-15

    Neutron irradiation effects on cation distribution in non-stoichiometric Mg-Al spinel were examined by ALCHEMI (Atom Location by Channeling Enhanced Microanalysis) method. Parameter n, or non-stoichiometry of MgO . nAl{sub 2}O{sub 3} of the specimens, were n = 1.00, 1.01, 1.10, 1.48. These specimens were neutron-irradiated up to a fluence of 2.3 x 10{sup 24} n/m{sup 2} (E > 0.1 MeV) at 500-530 deg. C in JMTR. Some specimens contracted by the irradiation and the arrangement of cations became more disorder. The other specimens showed very small swelling by the irradiation and the cation distribution became slightly ordered. The cation distribution of the contracted specimen returned stepwise to the pre-irradiated condition after the annealing at 700 deg. C. The cation distribution of the slightly swollen specimens did not change after the annealing up to 700 deg. C. Cation distribution in the T-site was more sensitively influenced by the irradiation.

  14. Dynamical simulations of radiation damage in magnesium aluminate spinel, MgAl2O4

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    Smith, R.; Bacorisen, D.; Uberuaga, B. P.; Sickafus, K. E.; Ball, J. A.; Grimes, R. W.

    2005-02-01

    Collision cascades in MgAl2O4 are investigated using molecular dynamics simulations in order to determine the threshold displacement energies, Ed, and the damage imparted to the lattice at energies of up to 5 keV. The value of Ed is determined for MgAl2O4 on each of the Mg, Al and O sublattices for different orientations of the primary knock-on atom (PKA). The lowest Ed required to create permanent defects was for an O PKA along the \\langle 100\\rangle direction with a value of 27.5 eV, while the highest was 277.5 eV along \\langle 131\\rangle for an Mg PKA. Higher energy cascades show that a much wider variety of defects remain after the collisional phase than for similar cascades in MgO but the number of Frenkel pairs produced is smaller. The predominant defects that form are antisite defects on the cation sublattice only and O and Mg split interstitials orientated along the \\langle 110\\rangle direction. Some Mg-Al split interstitials centred on an Mg site were also observed. However, some more extended defect complexes can also arise which have no well defined structure.

  15. Thermal stability and kinetics of defects in magnesium aluminate spinel irradiated with fast neutrons

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    Yasuda, Kazuhiro E-mail: yasudak@nucl.kyushu-u.ac.jp; Kinoshita, Chiken; Fukuda, Korehisa; Garner, Frank A

    2000-12-01

    Thermal stability of interstitial-type dislocation loops and cavities in single crystals of MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} was examined during isochronal and isothermal annealing. The specimens were irradiated with fast-neutrons in FFTF/MOTA at 658 and 1023 K up to 249 dpa. During the isochronal annealing, dislocation loops started to shrink around 1000 K and completely disappeared at 1470 K without changing their character. Cavities grew slightly around 1570 K, and above this temperature, cavities shrunk with increasing annealing temperature. The recovery stage of point defects in MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} was discussed in terms of the thermal stability of defect clusters; vacancy migration starts around 1000 K (corresponding to stage III), whereas vacancy clusters start to dissociate around 1570 K (corresponding to stage V). The vacancy migration energy for rate controlling species was estimated from the shrinkage process of interstitial-type dislocation loops to be 2.0 {+-} 0.7 eV.

  16. Post irradiation examination of irradiated americium oxide and uranium dioxide in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Klaassen, F.C. E-mail: klaassen@nrg-nl.com; Bakker, K.; Schram, R.P.C.; Klein Meulekamp, R.; Conrad, R.; Somers, J.; Konings, R.J.M

    2003-06-01

    To study MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel as inert matrix material for the transmutation of minor actinides, two capsules were irradiated at the high flux reactor in Petten, containing 12.5 wt% micro-dispersed {sup 241}AmO{sub x} in spinel and 25 wt% micro-dispersed enriched UO{sub 2} in spinel. During irradiation, the initially present {sup 241}Am was converted for 99.8% to fission products (50%), plutonium (30%), curium (16%) and {sup 243}Am (4%). The UO{sub 2} spinel target experienced a burn-up of 32% fission per initial metal atom. The post irradiation examination of the AmO{sub x} inert matrix target showed swelling of 27 vol.%, and a gas release of 48% for He and 16% for Xe and Kr. The UO{sub 2} inert matrix target also showed a large volumetric swelling of 11%, directed mainly radially. Ceramography on the UO{sub 2} inert matrix target revealed a complete restructuring of the spinel grains upon irradiation and the absence of porosity, suggesting that amorphisation is the main cause of the swelling.

  17. Neutron irradiation effect on site distribution of cations in non-stoichiometric magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Sawabe, Takashi; Yano, Toyohiko

    2008-02-01

    Neutron irradiation effects on cation distribution in non-stoichiometric Mg-Al spinel were examined by ALCHEMI (Atom Location by Channeling Enhanced Microanalysis) method. Parameter n, or non-stoichiometry of MgO · nAl 2O 3 of the specimens, were n = 1.00, 1.01, 1.10, 1.48. These specimens were neutron-irradiated up to a fluence of 2.3 × 10 24 n/m 2 ( E > 0.1 MeV) at 500-530 °C in JMTR. Some specimens contracted by the irradiation and the arrangement of cations became more disorder. The other specimens showed very small swelling by the irradiation and the cation distribution became slightly ordered. The cation distribution of the contracted specimen returned stepwise to the pre-irradiated condition after the annealing at 700 °C. The cation distribution of the slightly swollen specimens did not change after the annealing up to 700 °C. Cation distribution in the T-site was more sensitively influenced by the irradiation.

  18. Ion-induced photon emission of magnesium aluminate spinel during 60 keV Cu- implantation

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    The beam-solid interaction during high flux heavy-ion implantation has been studied by the in situ detection of photon emission. A spinel of MgO·n(Al2O3) with n=2.4 was irradiated with 60 keV Cu- at dose rates of 10, 50 or 100 μA/cm2 to a dose of 1.5x1017 ions/cm2. Under the implantation, photon emission ranging from 1.4 to 6.2 eV was detected by a time-resolved optical device based on a fast-response CCD (Princeton Instruments: IMAX-512). Emission lines of sputtered Mg, Al and Cu atoms were observed. A comparison of the dose and dose rate dependence of the Cu I line intensity from MgO·n(Al2O3) with those obtained for amorphous (a-)SiO2 substrate revealed the good correlation of Cu I line intensity with nanoparticle formation detected by optical absorbance measurement

  19. Metal nanocrystal formation in magnesium aluminate spinel and silicon dioxide with high-flux Cu - ions

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    Kishimoto, N.; Takeda, Y.; Umeda, N.; Gritsyna, V. T.; Lee, C. G.; Saito, T.

    2000-05-01

    Intense Cu- ions of 60 keV spontaneously grow nanospheres embedded within a shallow depth in insulators, which exhibit optical nonlinearity. The in-beam growth of nanoparticles is preferred but subjected to phase instability. Spinel oxides may be a candidate substrate to realize the phase stability, because of good radiation resistance and sufficient transparency. Spinel of MgAl2O4 and amorphous(a-) SiO2 were irradiated with Cu- at dose rates up to 100 μA/cm2, at a total dose of 3.0 × 1016 ions/cm2. Nanocrystal morphology and optical absorption (hν=0.5 - 5 eV) varied depending on dose rate. At high dose rates, a-SiO2 showed a strong tendency of depth-dependent rearrangement and particle coarsening. The MgAl2O4 also showed spontaneous precipitation of nanoparticles but, in contrast, neither long-range rearrangement of implants nor particle coarsening, up to high dose rates. Therefore, the MgAl2O4 spinel is a promising substrate to realize fine and stable nanostructures.

  20. The Effect of (Ag, Ni, Zn)-Addition on the Thermoelectric Properties of Copper Aluminate

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    Yanagiya, Shun-ichi; Van Nong, Ngo; Xu, Jianxiao Jackie;

    2010-01-01

    addition of Ag and Zn was found to enhance the formation of CuAlO2 phase and to increase the electrical conductivity. The addition of Ag or Ag and Ni on the other hand decreases the electrical conductivity. The highest power factor of 1.26 × 10-4 W/mK2 was obtained for the addition of Ag and Zn at 1,060 K...

  1. Preparation, Characterization and Performance of Copper-Magnesium Aluminate Spinel Composite By Powder Metallurgy Route

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    Cu-MgAl2O4 spinel nano composites have been successfully synthesized using Cu and nano-sized MA by powder metallurgy technique. Different composition batches of Cu and MgAl2O4 were well mixed; cold compacted and sintered in a hydrogen atmosphere. Phase identification and microstructure of the sintered composites were investigated using X-ray diffraction as well as field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) equipped with an energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). Analysis of data showed that the nano-sized MA particles (50 nm) are uniformly distributed in the copper matrix. In addition, the gain in hardness was found to be dependent on the MA content to a certain limit. The MA percent of 2.5% resulted in an increase of 80% in hardness as well as an increase of 72% in compression strength and slight decrease of 3% in relative densities compared to the monolithic Cu. In addition, the wear loss decreased firstly up to 2.5% MA and then increased with an increase in the mass proportion of MA from 2.5 % to 5 %. The minimum wear loss was found at 2.5% MA content. Thus, 2.5% MA was found to be the optimum amount of MA that can be added to the Cu matrix without any deterioration in mechanical properties

  2. On the luminescence of bismuth aluminate (Bi2Al4O9)

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    Blasse, G.; Boen Ho, O.

    1980-01-01

    The luminescence of Eu3+ and Tb3+ in Bi2Al4O9 is reported. It is shown that the Bi3+ excitation energy does not migrate through the lattice. The Cr3+ ion shows 704.5 nm line emission in this host lattice.

  3. Immobilisation of lead smelting slag within spent aluminate-fly ash based geopolymers.

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    Ogundiran, M B; Nugteren, H W; Witkamp, G J

    2013-03-15

    This study presents the solidification/stabilisation and immobilisation of lead smelting slag (LSS) by its incorporation in coal fly ash - blast furnace slag based geopolymers. It also explores the use of a spent aluminium etching solution (AES) as geopolymer activator instead of the commonly used silicate solutions. The compressive strength of the geopolymers produced with the AES was lower than when applying a K-silicate solution as activator (100MPa versus 80MPa after 28 days). Compressive strength was not affected when up to 10% of the FA was replaced by LSS. NEN 12457-4, TCLP, SPLP and NEN 7375 leaching tests indicated that mobile Pb from LSS was highly immobilised. The diffusion leaching test NEN 7375 revealed exceeding of the Dutch Soil Quality Regulation threshold limits only for Se and Sb. On the condition that the remaining excess leaching can be reduced by further refinement of the mixture recipes, the proposed process will have the potential of producing waste-based construction materials that may be applied under controlled conditions in specific situations. PMID:23339881

  4. The detection of tracks of fission fragments on one-sided aluminized polyester

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    The polymeric or solid state nuclear track detectors are able to detect and register the tracks of high energy charged particles such as alpha, proton and neutron, by chemical or electrochemical etching processes under particular conditions. In this paper, the tracks of fission fragments are studied on polyester film with six micron thickness which is coated by a thin Al. layer at one side. A chamber with two cells are used for chemical etching where the film is inserted as the wall between two isolated cells. The cell which faces to Al. side is filled with etchant and the other cell filled with liquid dielectric. The etchant reaches Al. layer whenever each track etching process completes, then traces of etched tracks on Al. layer may be counted even by naked eye. The optimum parameters of etching time, electric field, etchant and liquid dielectric are determined and the magnification of Al. layer in development of tracks of fission fragments are studied. It is also found that there is a linear relationship between counted tracks density and exposure time, until the saturation occurs

  5. Experimental and theoretical spectroscopic study of praseodymium(III) doped strontium aluminate phosphors

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    Feng, Xu [Department of Applied Physics, Chongqing University of Technology, Chongqing 400054 (China); Feng, Wenlin, E-mail: wenlinfeng@126.com [Department of Applied Physics, Chongqing University of Technology, Chongqing 400054 (China); International Centre for Materials Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016 (China); Wang, Ke [Department of Applied Physics, Chongqing University of Technology, Chongqing 400054 (China)

    2015-04-15

    Highlights: • The prepared SrAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}: Pr{sup 3+} is identified by XRD and fluorescence spectrometer. • The average crystallite size by the Scherrer equation is estimated about 28 nm. • The optimal doping concentration is discussed. • The fluorescent spectrum for Pr{sup 3+} ions is successfully explained. - Abstract: SrAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}: Pr{sup 3+} phosphors were successfully prepared by the high-temperature solid-phase method. The structure and photoluminescence properties of different Pr{sup 3+} concentrations doped SrAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}: Pr{sup 3+} were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and fluorescence spectrophotometer, respectively. Moreover, the role of Li{sup +} ions as charge compensation for SrAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}: Pr{sup 3+} was also studied in detail. To better understand the fluorescent mechanism of SrAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}: Pr{sup 3+} phosphors, a complete 91 × 91 Hamiltonian energy matrix was built by an effective operator Hamiltonian including free ion and crystal-field interactions. The fluorescent spectrum for Pr{sup 3+} ions at Sr{sup 2+} sites of SrAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} crystal was successfully studied from a complete diagonalization (of energy matrix) method of 4f{sup 2} electron configurations. The theoretical values are in agreement with the observed data.

  6. Radiation-induced luminescence in magnesium aluminate spinel crystals and ceramics

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    Radioluminescence (RL) and thermoluminescence (TL) in spinel crystals and ceramics were investigated to elucidate the radiation-induced electronic processes in single crystals grown by Verneuil and Czochralski methods as well as transparent and translucent ceramics. Both RL and TL spectra demonstrate a UV-band related to electron-hole recombination luminescence at intrinsic defects; green and red luminescence are identified with emission of Mn2+- and Cr3+-ions, respectively. The kinetics of growth of different RL luminescence bands depending on dose at the prolonged X-irradiation shows the competitive character of charge and energy transfer between defects and impurity ions. The dependence of RL intensity on the temperature of the sample was measured in the range of 300-750 K and compared with TL for different emission bands. The variety of maxima in the temperature dependence of RL and in the glow curves of TL measured for different luminescence bands in spinels of different origins and crystalline forms is used to show that charge carrier traps and luminescence centers are not isolated defects but are complexes of defects and impurities. The formation, structure and properties of these complexes depend on the processing conditions

  7. The reactivity of volatized silica on volatized silica-alumina-aluminous cement system

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    The use of volatized silica as surface agent on the low and ultra-low cement castables, is responsible for changes in the hydration kinetics and the kind of hydrated phases, as well as leading to packing enhancement. Besides, it can be responsible or not for the alterations in the phase assembly after firing the mixes at temperatures around 1350 C. Due its amorphous character and submicrometer particle size (0.1um), it would be expected a high reactivity of this material. Apparently this is not the case contrarily to what was reported in the literature. The phases were characterized by X-ray diffraction. (author)

  8. Synchrotron Vacuum Ultraviolet Light and Soft X-Ray Radiation Effects on Aluminized Teflon FEP Investigated

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    Dever, Joyce A.; Townsend, Jacqueline A.; Gaier, James R.; Jalics, Alice I.

    1999-01-01

    Since the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was deployed in low Earth orbit in April 1990, two servicing missions have been conducted to upgrade its scientific capabilities. Minor cracking of second-surface metalized Teflon FEP (DuPont; fluorinated ethylene propylene) surfaces from multilayer insulation (MLI) was first observed upon close examination of samples with high solar exposure retrieved during the first servicing mission, which was conducted 3.6 years after deployment. During the second HST servicing mission, 6.8 years after deployment, astronaut observations and photographic documentation revealed significant cracks in the Teflon FEP layer of the MLI on both the solar- and anti-solar-facing surfaces of the telescope. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center directed the efforts of the Hubble Space Telescope MLI Failure Review Board, whose goals included identifying the low-Earth-orbit environmental constituent(s) responsible for the cracking and embrittling of Teflon FEP which was observed during the second servicing mission. The NASA Lewis Research Center provided significant support to this effort. Because soft x-ray radiation from solar flares had been considered as a possible cause for the degradation of the mechanical properties of Teflon FEP (ref. 1), the effects of soft xray radiation and vacuum ultraviolet light on Teflon FEP were investigated. In this Lewisled effort, samples of Teflon FEP with a 100-nm layer of vapor-deposited aluminum (VDA) on the backside were exposed to synchrotron radiation of various vacuum ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelengths between 18 nm (69 eV) and 0.65 nm (1900 eV). Synchrotron radiation exposures were conducted using the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Samples of FEP/VDA were exposed with the FEP surface facing the synchrotron beam. Doses and fluences were compared with those estimated for the 20-yr Hubble Space Telescope mission.

  9. Land use, physiography and degradation in the northeastern department Alumine, Neuquén Uso de las tierras, fisiografía y degradación, en el noreste del departamento Aluminé, Neuquén

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    Full Text Available Kilca River basin is one of the major river systems before the mountain region, located in the center of the province of Neuquen. In this zone, humid climates, the dominant land use is "veranada", which consists of three annual steps of one type of livestock transhumance, based on the exploitation of natural grassland forage. Given the physiographic formation of these landscapes, there is in them a high propensity to develop geomorphological processes of erosion and landslides. Historical factors linked to the evolution of livestock activity in the region on both sides of the mountain axis, have been identified since the late nineteenth century, land use patterns characterized by excessive seasonal stocking. This organization of the activity involved, not just a deterioration of pastures, but also the break out and acceleration of geomorphic processes. The aim of this paper is to analyze the current problems, focusing biophysical processes, linked to social practices. In this sense, we describe and explain physiographic conditions in terms of degree of instability and deterioration of the landLa cuenca del río Kilca es uno de los principales sistemas hidrográficos de la región antecordillerana, ubicada en el centro de la provincia de Neuquén. En esta zona, de clima subhúmedo, el uso de suelo dominante es el de "veranada", que consiste en una de las tres etapas anuales de un tipo de ganadería trashumante, basado en el aprovechamiento forrajero de pastizales naturales. Dada la constitución fisiográfica de estos paisajes, existe en ellos una gran propensión al desarrollo de procesos geomorfológicos de erosión y remoción en masa. Los factores históricos vinculados a la evolución de la actividad ganadera en la región a ambos lados del eje cordillerano, han determinado desde fines del siglo XIX, modalidades de uso de suelo caracterizadas por el exceso estacional de la carga ganadera. Esta organización de la actividad implicó, no sólo un deterioro de las pasturas, sino además el desencadenamiento y aceleración de los procesos geomorfológicos. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la problemática actual, enfocando los procesos del medio biofísico, vinculados con las prácticas sociales. En este sentido, se describen y explican las condiciones fisiográficas, en términos del grado de inestabilidad y deterioro de las tierras

  10. Measurements after irradiation of helium and tritium residual puantities in lithium aluminate (γLiAlO2)

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    Heating between 930OC and 1000OC, under vacuum or in a sweeping gas, of irradiated γLiAlO2 samples allows extraction of the whole residual tritium and helium. The chemical species released by irradiated γAlLiO2 is principally tritiated water. Nevertheless, if ceramics are placed in stainless steel, the residual tritium fraction in tritiated water form decreases when irradiation temperature increases between 250OC and 5200C. The more important factors in tritium retention are irradiation temperature and nature of the can material. Residual tritium amount decreases when irradiation temperature increases between 250OC and 520OC. Beyond 500OC, surface desorption phenomena are important. Retention of helium 4 is weak and not much dependent of irradiation temperature. Residual helium 4 fraction is weaker in big grain samples than in small grain samples. At 975OC, helium 4 release is controlled by diffusion phenomena

  11. Effect of particle size on the experimental dissolution and auto-aluminization processes of K-vermiculite

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    Viennet, Jean-Christophe; Hubert, Fabien; Tertre, Emmanuel; Ferrage, Eric; Robin, Valentin; Dzene, Liva; Cochet, Carine; Turpault, Marie-Pierre

    2016-05-01

    In acidic soils, the fixation of Al in the interlayer spaces of 2:1 clay minerals and the subsequent formation of hydroxyl interlayer minerals (HIMs) are known to reduce soil fertility. The resulting crystal structure of HIMs consist of complex mixed-layer minerals (MLMs) with contrasting relative proportions of expandable, hydroxy-interlayers (HI) and illite layers. The present study aims to experimentally assess the influence of particle size on the formation of such complex HIMs for vermiculite saturated with potassium (K). Based on chemical and structural data, this study reports the dissolution and Al-interlayer occupancy of three size fractions (0.1-0.2, 1-2 and 10-20 μm) of K-vermiculite, which were obtained at pH = 3 by using stirred flow-through reactors. The Al-interlayer occupancies were ordered 0.1-0.2 μm mineral under acidic conditions, (ii) the interlayer diffusion of initial interlayer cations and their exchange with those from the aqueous phase and (iii) the fixation of interlayer aluminum. Competition between the kinetics of ion-exchange reactions and that of mineral dissolution is responsible for the above Al-interlayer occupancy order among the particle sizes (i.e., 0.1-0.2 μm minerals, which are commonly found in the clay-size fraction of acidic soils.

  12. Role of aluminous component of fly ash on the durability of Portland cement-fly ash pastes in marine environment

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    The durability, of mixtures of two kinds of Spanish fly ashes from coal combustion (ASTM class F) with 0, 15 and 35% replacement of Portland cement by fly ash, in a simulated marine environment (Na2SO4+NaCl solution of equivalent concentration to that of sea water: 0.03 and 0.45 M for sulphate and chloride, respectively), has been studied for a period of 90 days. The resistance of the different mixtures to the attack was evaluated by means of the Koch-Steinegger test. The results showed that all the mixtures were resistant, in spite of the great amount of Al2O3 content of the fly ash. The diffusion of SO42-, Na+ and Cl- ions through the pore solution activated the pozzolanic reactivity of the fly ashes causing the corresponding microstructure changes, which were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). As a result, the flexural strength of the mixtures increased, principally for the fly ash of a lower particle size and 35% of addition

  13. The component slope linear model for calculating intensive partial molar properties /application to waste glasses and aluminate solutions

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    Reynolds, Jacob G. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, Richland, WA (United States)

    2013-01-11

    Partial molar properties are the changes occurring when the fraction of one component is varied while the fractions of all other component mole fractions change proportionally. They have many practical and theoretical applications in chemical thermodynamics. Partial molar properties of chemical mixtures are difficult to measure because the component mole fractions must sum to one, so a change in fraction of one component must be offset with a change in one or more other components. Given that more than one component fraction is changing at a time, it is difficult to assign a change in measured response to a change in a single component. In this study, the Component Slope Linear Model (CSLM), a model previously published in the statistics literature, is shown to have coefficients that correspond to the intensive partial molar properties. If a measured property is plotted against the mole fraction of a component while keeping the proportions of all other components constant, the slope at any given point on a graph of this curve is the partial molar property for that constituent. Actually plotting this graph has been used to determine partial molar properties for many years. The CSLM directly includes this slope in a model that predicts properties as a function of the component mole fractions. This model is demonstrated by applying it to the constant pressure heat capacity data from the NaOH-NaAl(OH){sub 4}-H{sub 2}O system, a system that simplifies Hanford nuclear waste. The partial molar properties of H{sub 2}O, NaOH, and NaAl(OH){sub 4} are determined. The equivalence of the CSLM and the graphical method is verified by comparing results determined by the two methods. The CSLM model has been previously used to predict the liquidus temperature of spinel crystals precipitated from Hanford waste glass. Those model coefficients are re-interpreted here as the partial molar spinel liquidus temperature of the glass components.

  14. Post deposition annealing of Hf aluminate films on Si investigated by ion backscattering and nuclear reaction analyses

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    Layered Al2O3/HfO2 structures were deposited on Si by atomic layer deposition and the atomic transport during rapid thermal annealing was investigated by low energy ion scattering, medium energy ion scattering and narrow nuclear resonant reaction profiling. The structures were dissociated during annealing by different mechanisms, such as interdiffusion of the layers and metal loss from the dielectric. The possible detrimental effects on device electrical properties of the observed decomposition are discussed

  15. Chemical Equilibrium of Aluminate in Hanford Tank Waste Originating from Tanks 241-AN-105 and 241-AP-108

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    McCoskey, Jacob K. [Washington River Protection Solutions LLC, Richland, WA (United States); Cooke, Gary A. [Washington River Protection Solutions LLC, Richland, WA (United States); Herting, Daniel L. [Washington River Protection Solutions LLC, Richland, WA (United States)

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    The purposes of the study described in this document follow; Determine or estimate the thermodynamic equilibrium of gibbsite in contact with two real tank waste supernatant liquids through both dissolution of gibbsite (bottom-up approach) and precipitation of aluminum-bearing solids (top-down approach); determine or estimate the thermodynamic equilibrium of a mixture of gibbsite and real tank waste saltcake in contact with real tank waste supernatant liquid through both dissolution of gibbsite and precipitation of aluminum-bearing solids; and characterize the solids present after equilibrium and precipitation of aluminum-bearing solids.

  16. Post-irradiation measurements of residual tritium and helium 4 quantities in lithium aluminate (γLiAlO2)

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    The blanket of future fusion reactors will be used to recover heat and tritium. It is therefore essential to be able to extract tritium. It is possible to extract the totality of the residual tritium and helium contained in irradiated γLiAlO2 samples heated under vacuum or by means of a buyoant gas between 9300C and 10000C. The irradiation temperature and the nature of the barrel material play a dominant part in tritium recovery. The residual tritium content decreases when the irradiation temperature increases in the range 250-5200C. The reduction of the tritiated water released on the steel barrel minimizes the residual tritium content. This cannot be observed on a barrel made up of an Aluminium-Magnesium alloy. Beyond 5000C, surface desorption phenomena are dominant, the increase in the residual tritium content is proportional to the specific surface area of the samples. At 3000C, this content is higher in the coarse grained samples. The helium 4 retention is low and not so dependent on the irradiation temperature. The fraction of residual helium 4 in coarse grained samples is lower than in fine grained samples. At 9750C, the helium 4 release is controlled by diffusion phenomena, this is not the case at 6550C and 7500C

  17. Generation of White Light from Dysprosium-Doped Strontium Aluminate Phosphor by a Solid-State Reaction Method

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    Sahu, Ishwar Prasad; Bisen, D. P.; Brahme, N.; Tamrakar, Raunak Kumar

    2016-04-01

    A single-host lattice, white light-emitting SrAl2O4:Dy3+ phosphor was synthesized by a solid-state reaction method. The crystal structure of prepared SrAl2O4:Dy3+ phosphor was in a monoclinic phase with space group P21. The chemical composition of the sintered SrAl2O4:Dy3+ phosphor was confirmed by the energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy technique. Under ultra-violet excitation, the characteristic emissions of Dy3+ are peaking at 475 nm, 573 nm and 660 nm, originating from the transitions of 4F9/2 → 6H15/2, 4F9/2 →&!nbsp; 6H13/2 and 4F9/2 → 6H11/2 in the 4f9 configuration of Dy3+ ions. Commission International de I'Eclairage color coordinates of SrAl2O4:Dy3+ are suitable for white light-emitting phosphor. In order to investigate the suitability of the samples as white color light sources for industrial uses, correlated color temperature (CCT) and color rendering index (CRI) values were calculated. Values of CCT and CRI were found well within the defined acceptable range. Mechanoluminescence (ML) intensity of SrAl2O4:Dy3+ phosphor increased linearly with increasing impact velocity of the moving piston. Thus, the present investigation indicates piezo-electricity was responsible for producing ML in sintered SrAl2O4:Dy3+ phosphor. Decay rates of the exponential decaying period of the ML curves do not change significantly with impact velocity. The photoluminescence and ML results suggest that the synthesized SrAl2O4:Dy3+ phosphor was useful for the white light-emitting diodes and stress sensor respectively.

  18. Effect of Chemical Composition on the Optical Properties and Fracture Toughness of Transparent Magnesium Aluminate Spinel Cerami

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    Dericioglu, A. F.; Boccaccini, A. R.; Dlouhý, Ivo; Kagawa, Y.

    2005-01-01

    Roč. 46, č. 5 (2005), s. 996-1003. ISSN 1345-9678 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) IAA2041003 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2041904; CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : MgAl2O4 spinel * optical properties * fracture toughness Subject RIV: JH - Ceramics, Fire-Resistant Materials and Glass Impact factor: 1.103, year: 2005

  19. Concurrent irradiation effects with ionization and displacement on the formation of defect clusters in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Single crystals of MgAl2O4 were irradiated concurrently with a homogeneous ion beam and a focused electron beam in TEM-accelerator facilities to get insight into the concurrent irradiation effects with ionization and displacements. Various kinds of 30 or 300 keV ions (He+, O+, Mg+, Ar+ and Xe+) and 200 keV or 1 MeV electrons were used to provide a wide range of nuclear (Sn) and ionizing (Se) stopping powers. Dislocation loops were formed both inside and outside the electron beam at 870 K under concurrent irradiation with 30 keV ions (He+, Ar+ and Xe+) and 1 MeV electrons. In the case of irradiation with 300 keV ions and 200 keV electrons, on the other hand, a preferential formation of voids or bubbles and a suppressive formation of dislocation loops were observed inside the electron beam. On the basis of these results, we pointed out the importance of the nuclear stopping power which causes the diffusion of cations toward the outside of the focused electron beam. (author)

  20. Mechanical characterization of magnesium aluminate MgO·nAl2O3 spinel single crystals irradiated with Cu- ions

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    Ion-irradiation response of spinel single crystals was investigated using a nanoindentation technique. Specimens of stoichiometric (n=1) and non-stoichiometric (n=2.4) single crystals of MgO n(Al2O3) spinel were irradiated with 60 keV Cu- ion at room temperature. Dose rate ranged from 1 to 100 μA/cm2, and a total dose was kept constant at 3x1016 ions/cm2. Both plastic hardness and elastic modulus of all the irradiated specimens were softened. Radiation-induced swelling simultaneously occurred. Rutherford back scattering spectroscopy detected disordering of spinel crystalline structure. Accordingly, the radiation-induced softening and swelling are ascribed to accumulation of point defects associated with the disordering. In comparison between the stoichiometric and the non-stoichiometric specimens, the radiation-induced softening is suppressed in the non-stoichiometric composition. (author)

  1. Effects of Cation Disordering in Magnesium Aluminate Spinel on the Rectangular Parallelepiped Resonance and Raman Measurements of Vibrational Spectra

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    Cynn, Hyunchae

    The effects of cation disordering of a natural MgAl_2O_4^inel on acoustic and optic vibration were measured for the first time using the rectangular parallelepiped resonance method and Raman measurements. In the resonant frequency measurements of a natural spinel at high temperatures over the temperature range 298 to 1068 K, a discontinuous increase in the measured acoustic resonant vibrations of the lower harmonic modes and a discontinuous decrease in the measured acoustic resonant vibrations of the higher harmonic modes were observed at around 1000 K. Similar differences among the resonant frequencies were also observed at ambient conditions between a less disordered spinel and the highly disordered states of a natural spinel. In the Raman measurements of the same natural spinel over the temperature range 298 to 1424 K, plots of the Raman vibrational frequencies of the external and internal vibrational modes versus temperature change slopes at around 1000 K. These two measurements clearly indicate that a major change occurred at 1000 K, which I label as a transition temperature. I interpret the change that occurred around 1000 K as the onset of cation disordering in the natural spinel. The interpretation is consistent with the following observations: (1) an abrupt decrease in oxygen positional parameter in an x-ray single crystal structure analysis of a synthetic spinel between 873 and 973 K; (2) a discontinuous decrease of linear thermal expansion coefficients in a synthetic spinel at 933 K by dilatometry, and (3) a discontinuous decrease of the unit cell parameter of a natural spinel at around 1073 K by x-ray diffraction. The adiabatic elastic moduli found here for the natural spinel are different from results which have been previously reported by others, however, the moduli of a disordered natural spinel are similar to those previously reported for synthetic spinels. These observations demonstrate that cation disordering of a spinel clearly affects the elastic moduli. Thus, with the accurate resonant frequency measurement using an automatic scan, it is possible to demonstrate the effects due to cation disordering in a spinel. I made consistent mode assignments of the Raman active vibrational modes of a spinel, based on the assumption of weak coupling between Mg^{2+} and Al^{3+} ions in tetrahedral sites. I interpret the broadening, the relative intensity change, and the extra Raman modes as originating mostly from cation disordering and possibly from electronic Raman scattering from impurity ions in spinels. This interpretation is consistent with systematics and observations of Mg-O and Al-O vibrations. I also suggest that Raman intensities can be used to estimate the amount of cation disorder, which is important for a model calculation of thermodynamic properties. Thus I find consistency between the RPR and the Raman measured properties.

  2. Dynamical simulations of radiation damage in magnesium aluminate spinel, MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}

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    Smith, R [Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU (United Kingdom); Bacorisen, D [Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU (United Kingdom); Uberuaga, B P [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Sickafus, K E [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Ball, J A [Department of Materials, Prince Consort Road, Imperial College, London SW7 2BP (United Kingdom); Grimes, R W [Department of Materials, Prince Consort Road, Imperial College, London SW7 2BP (United Kingdom)

    2005-02-16

    Collision cascades in MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} are investigated using molecular dynamics simulations in order to determine the threshold displacement energies, E{sub d}, and the damage imparted to the lattice at energies of up to 5 keV. The value of E{sub d} is determined for MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} on each of the Mg, Al and O sublattices for different orientations of the primary knock-on atom (PKA). The lowest E{sub d} required to create permanent defects was for an O PKA along the <100> direction with a value of 27.5 eV, while the highest was 277.5 eV along <131> for an Mg PKA. Higher energy cascades show that a much wider variety of defects remain after the collisional phase than for similar cascades in MgO but the number of Frenkel pairs produced is smaller. The predominant defects that form are antisite defects on the cation sublattice only and O and Mg split interstitials orientated along the <110> direction. Some Mg-Al split interstitials centred on an Mg site were also observed. However, some more extended defect complexes can also arise which have no well defined structure.

  3. Effect of ZrO2 addition and nonstoichiometry on sintering and physical property of magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Addition of ZrO2 was found to be beneficial for the spinel formation reaction possibly by increasing the cation vacancy concentrations. Effect of nonstoichiometry on initial spinel formation reaction was insignificant in extent. Nonstoichiometric Mg-rich spinel experienced high sintering rate possibly because of increased concentration of oxygen vacancies. Non-stoichiometric Al-rich spinel possessed slower sintering rate because of decreased oxygen vacancy concentrations. Addition of ZrO2 resulted in retarded grain boundary mobility in Mg-rich spinel and ZrO2 particles were found to act as grain growth inhibitors. Grain size was reduced after ZrO2 addition and samples made from MgAl2O4 starting powder exhibited extensive presence of abnormally grown large grains because of agglomerates in starting powder. Addition of ZrO2 assisted in growth of Al2O3 precipitates from Al-rich spinel aged at 1,300 C. Precipitation of α-Al2O3 precipitates from Al-rich spinel followed a nucleation and growth process, revealing an apparent incubation time period. Equations for calculating the volume fraction of m-ZrO2 phase were suggested

  4. Effect of ZrO sub 2 addition and nonstoichiometry on sintering and physical property of magnesium aluminate spinel

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    1992-01-01

    Addition of ZrO{sub 2} was found to be beneficial for the spinel formation reaction possibly by increasing the cation vacancy concentrations. Effect of nonstoichiometry on initial spinel formation reaction was insignificant in extent. Nonstoichiometric Mg-rich spinel experienced high sintering rate possibly because of increased concentration of oxygen vacancies. Non-stoichiometric Al-rich spinel possessed slower sintering rate because of decreased oxygen vacancy concentrations. Addition of ZrO{sub 2} resulted in retarded grain boundary mobility in Mg-rich spinel and ZrO{sub 2} particles were found to act as grain growth inhibitors. Grain size was reduced after ZrO{sub 2} addition and samples made from MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} starting powder exhibited extensive presence of abnormally grown large grains because of agglomerates in starting powder. Addition of ZrO{sub 2} assisted in growth of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} precipitates from Al-rich spinel aged at 1,300 C. Precipitation of {alpha}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} precipitates from Al-rich spinel followed a nucleation and growth process, revealing an apparent incubation time period. Equations for calculating the volume fraction of m-ZrO{sub 2} phase were suggested.

  5. De-SO sub x catalyst; An XRD study of magnesium aluminate spinel and its solid solutions

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    Yoo, J.S.; Bhattacharyya, A.A.; Radlowski, C.A. (Amoco Chemical Co., Naperville, IL (United States). Research and Development Dept.)

    1991-07-01

    This paper reports on a systematic X-ray diffraction study that was undertaken to characterize the stoichiometric spinel (MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}), alumina excess spinel (MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} {center dot} xAl{sub 2}O{sub 3}) and magnesia excess spinel (MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} {center dot} MgO). A Vegard's plot, lattice parameter vs the composition of these solid solutions, reveals that, in alumina excess spinel, a continuous solid solution (x = 0 {minus} {infinity}) exists, while, in magnesia excess material, the solid solution is limited to y = 0-1. When y = 1, a solid solution assumes the composition of MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} {center dot} MgO. If y {gt} 1, both periclase and stoichiometric spinel (MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}) phases coexist. The SO{sub x} removal activity of various hydrothermally stable cerium oxide containing solid solution spinels was evaluated. In the magnesia excess solid solutions, SO{sub x} removal activity increased as MgO increased and reached maximum at y = 1, which is the CeO{sub 2}/MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} {center dot} MgO system. This catalyst is the most widely used SO{sub x} reduction catalyst today.

  6. Ion-induced photon emission of magnesium aluminate spinel during 60 keV Cu{sup -} implantation

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    Bandourko, V.; Lay, T.T.; Takeda, Y.; Lee, C.G.; Kishimoto, N. E-mail: kishin@nrim.go.jp

    2001-04-01

    The beam-solid interaction during high flux heavy-ion implantation has been studied by the in situ detection of photon emission. A spinel of MgO{center_dot}n(Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) with n=2.4 was irradiated with 60 keV Cu{sup -} at dose rates of 10, 50 or 100 {mu}A/cm{sup 2} to a dose of 1.5x10{sup 17} ions/cm{sup 2}. Under the implantation, photon emission ranging from 1.4 to 6.2 eV was detected by a time-resolved optical device based on a fast-response CCD (Princeton Instruments: IMAX-512). Emission lines of sputtered Mg, Al and Cu atoms were observed. A comparison of the dose and dose rate dependence of the Cu I line intensity from MgO{center_dot}n(Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) with those obtained for amorphous (a-)SiO{sub 2} substrate revealed the good correlation of Cu I line intensity with nanoparticle formation detected by optical absorbance measurement.

  7. Metal nanocrystal formation in magnesium aluminate spinel and silicon dioxide with high-flux Cu{sup -} ions

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    Kishimoto, N. E-mail: kishin@nrim.go.jp; Takeda, Y.; Umeda, N.; Gritsyna, V.T.; Lee, C.G.; Saito, T

    2000-05-02

    Intense Cu{sup -} ions of 60 keV spontaneously grow nanospheres embedded within a shallow depth in insulators, which exhibit optical nonlinearity. The in-beam growth of nanoparticles is preferred but subjected to phase instability. Spinel oxides may be a candidate substrate to realize the phase stability, because of good radiation resistance and sufficient transparency. Spinel of MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} and amorphous(a-) SiO{sub 2} were irradiated with Cu{sup -} at dose rates up to 100 {mu}A/cm{sup 2}, at a total dose of 3.0 x 10{sup 16} ions/cm{sup 2}. Nanocrystal morphology and optical absorption (h{nu}=0.5 - 5 eV) varied depending on dose rate. At high dose rates, a-SiO{sub 2} showed a strong tendency of depth-dependent rearrangement and particle coarsening. The MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} also showed spontaneous precipitation of nanoparticles but, in contrast, neither long-range rearrangement of implants nor particle coarsening, up to high dose rates. Therefore, the MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel is a promising substrate to realize fine and stable nanostructures.

  8. Concurrent irradiation effects with ionization and displacement on the formation of defect clusters in magnesium aluminate spinel

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    Yasuda, Kazuhiro; Morisaki, Rieko; Kinoshita, Chiken [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Abe, Hiroaki; Naramoto, Hiroshi

    1997-03-01

    Single crystals of MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} were irradiated concurrently with a homogeneous ion beam and a focused electron beam in TEM-accelerator facilities to get insight into the concurrent irradiation effects with ionization and displacements. Various kinds of 30 or 300 keV ions (He{sup +}, O{sup +}, Mg{sup +}, Ar{sup +} and Xe{sup +}) and 200 keV or 1 MeV electrons were used to provide a wide range of nuclear (S{sub n}) and ionizing (S{sub e}) stopping powers. Dislocation loops were formed both inside and outside the electron beam at 870 K under concurrent irradiation with 30 keV ions (He{sup +}, Ar{sup +} and Xe{sup +}) and 1 MeV electrons. In the case of irradiation with 300 keV ions and 200 keV electrons, on the other hand, a preferential formation of voids or bubbles and a suppressive formation of dislocation loops were observed inside the electron beam. On the basis of these results, we pointed out the importance of the nuclear stopping power which causes the diffusion of cations toward the outside of the focused electron beam. (author)

  9. Roles of crystal defects in the persistent luminescence of Eu2+, Dy3+ co-doped strontium aluminate based phosphors

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    L(U) Xingdong; SHU Wangen

    2007-01-01

    The roles of different point defects in persistent luminescence of SrAl2O4:Eu,Dy phosphors were investigated. phors. It can serve as the electron trap of suitable depth for persistent luminescence. V(o) does not serve as the electron trap work as an effective electron trap. The point defect of V"Sr can be hole trap, but the change of its density in crystal matrix does not arouse the obvious change of persistent luminescence.

  10. Nickel-aluminium complex: a simple and effective precursor for nickel aluminate (NiAl2O4 spinel

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    Apirat Laobuthee

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A reaction of aluminium hydroxide, nickel nitrate and triethanolamine in ethylene glycol provided, in one step, a simple and effective nickel-aluminium complex precursor for NiAl2O4 spinel. On the basis of 1H-, 13C-NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry, the possible structure of the complex was proposed as a trimetallic double alkoxide consisting of two four-coordinate TEA-Al (alumatrane moieties linked via a bridging TEA group enfolding the Ni2+ cation. Transformation of the nickel-aluminium complex to pure spinel occurred when the complex precursor was pyrolysed at 1000C for 5 h. The BET surface area of the pyrolysed product was found to be 31 m2/g. In addition, the morphology of the powder product was examined by SEM.

  11. Manufacturing issues and optical properties of rare-earth (Y, Lu, Sc, Nd) aluminate garnets composite transparent ceramics

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    Bonnet, Loïck; Boulesteix, Rémy; Maître, Alexandre; Sallé, Christian; Couderc, Vincent; Brenier, Alain

    2015-12-01

    In this work, a comparative study of reactive sintering and optical properties of three laser composite transparent ceramics doped with neodymium: Nd:YAG/Nd:YS1AG, Nd:YAG/Nd:LuAG and Nd:YS1AG/Nd:LuAG has been achieved. Samples were manufactured thanks to pressureless co-sintering under vacuum of bilayer powder compacts. The reaction sequence from primary oxides to final garnet phases has been investigated. Similar dilatometric behavior was observed during reactive-sintering for each composition. Differential shrinkage can be thus accommodated to some extent. Second, this work has shown that the intermediate zone at composites interface is composed of single-phased garnet solid-solution with continuous evolution from one side to the other. The thickness of the interdiffusion zone was found to be limited to about 100 μm in all cases and appeared to be well described by classical diffusion laws of Fick and Whipple-Le Claire. The analyses of spectroscopic properties of transparent ceramics composites have finally shown that composite ceramics should be suitable to produce dual wavelength emission for terahertz generation.

  12. Effect of plasma immersion ion implantation and deposition on high temperature oxidation of titanium alloy IMI 834-aluminizing

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    Aluminium plays a significant role in high temperature construction materials and coatings. It helps to form continuous, protective and thermodynamically stable alumina oxide scale over their surfaces upon high temperature exposure and enhances their life significantly. However, the performance of coatings depends on the surface engineering technique that is used for application of coatings. In the present paper, plasma immersion ion implantation and deposition (PIII-D) was used to deposit aluminium coating on the titanium alloy IMI 834 under varying conditions. Subsequently, the oxidation behaviour of the alloy has been studied at elevated temperatures. The weight change data showed that the specimen that is aluminium coated followed by implantation exhibits minimum weight gain and extended period of oxide spallation when compared to uncoated and other coated specimens. XRD was used to identify the phases that formed during oxidation process. Oxide morphology was observed by SEM and the composition of oxide scales was analysed by EDS. A suitable degradation mechanism for Al coatings have been proposed based on the results obtained with different techniques

  13. Morphologie de cristallites de palladium sur support d'alumine Morphology of Palladium Crystallites Supported on Alumina

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    Argile C.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Nous avons étudié, par microscopie électronique à transmission, la structure tridimensionnelle des particules métalliques de catalyseurs Pd/Al2O3. Un modèle de cuboctaèdre tronqué est proposé pour des particules de taille de l'ordre de 30 nm. Pour des particules de taille inférieure (~ 5 nm l'observation des profils et des orientations cristallographiques vis-à-vis du support sont compatibles avec un modèle cuboctaédrique. Transmission electron microscopy has been used to study the three dimensional structure of metal particles in Pd/Al2O3 catalysts. A model in the form of a truncated cuboctahedron is proposed for particles of size about 30 nm. For smaller (~ 5 nm particles observations of profiles and crystallographic orientations with respect to the support are compatible with a cuboctahedron model.

  14. Evaluation of pH, calcium ion release and antimicrobial activity of a new calcium aluminate cement

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    Fernanda de Carvalho Panzeri Pires-de-Souza

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the pH, calcium ion release and antimicrobial activity of EndoBinder (EB, containing different radiopacifiers: bismuth oxide (Bi2O3, zinc oxide (ZnO or zirconium oxide (ZrO2, in comparison to MTA. For pH and calcium ion release tests, 5 specimens per group (n = 5 were immersed into 10 mL of distilled and deionized water at 37°C. After 2, 4, 12, 24, 48 h; 7, 14 and 28 days, the pH was measured and calcium ion release quantified in an atomic absorption spectrophotometer. For antimicrobial activity, the cements were tested against S. aureus, E. coli, E. faecalis and C. albicans, in triplicate. MTA presented higher values for pH and calcium ion release than the other groups, however, with no statistically significant difference after 28 days (p > 0.05; and the largest inhibition halos for all strains, with no significant difference (E. coli and E. faecalis for pure EB and EB + Bi2O3 (p > 0.05. EB presented similar performance to that of MTA as regards pH and calcium ion release; however, when ZnO and ZrO2 were used, EB did not present antimicrobial activity against some strains.

  15. Effets du zirconium, du manganèse et du titane sur la thermoluminescence et la réactivité de l'alumine-alpha

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    Sallé, Christian

    2003-01-01

    Pour obtenir des matériaux céramiques aux propriétés contrôlées il est le plus souvent fait appel à l'utilisation d'additions minérales en faible quantité. Ces ajouts permettent de favoriser la densification ou de contrôler le phénomène de grossissement des grains, ou encore de modifier les propriétés mécaniques, physiques ou optiques.Cette étude a pour objectif de caractériser et de modéliser l'action de certains dopants à la fois sur la réactivité et la microstructure, et sur les propriétés...

  16. Growth of magnesio-aluminate spinel in thin-film geometry: in situ monitoring using synchrotron X-ray diffraction and thermodynamic model

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    Götze, L. C.; Abart, R.; Milke, R.; Schorr, S.; Zizak, I.; Dohmen, R.; Wirth, R.

    2014-10-01

    Polycrystalline spinel layers were grown experimentally at the contacts between single-crystal corundum substrates and initially amorphous, then polycrystalline MgO thin films. The growth behavior of the spinel layers was monitored in situ using synchrotron X-ray diffraction. The change in the integrated intensity of the 111 spinel Bragg peak was correlated with the thickness of the layer as determined from ex situ TEM characterization of the run products. At a transition from linear growth, corresponding to interface reaction control, to parabolic growth, corresponding to diffusion control, occurred at a layer thickness of less than 10 nm. At 1,000 growth was largely linear up to a layer thickness in excess of 300 nm. A thermodynamic model was applied to extract the kinetic parameters characterizing interface motion and long-range diffusion from this growth behavior.

  17. Sodium aluminates obtained from the Al(NO3)3 • 9H2O — NaOH system using the controlled precipitation method

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    Christhy Vanessa Ruiz Madroñero; Jorge Enrique Rodríguez Páez

    2010-01-01

    Los aluminatos de sodio, NaAlO2 • xH2O, son materiales que se utilizan en el tratamiento del agua, como fuente de a- luminio en la preparación de zeolitas y otros materiales cata- líticos, así como aditivo en la manufactura del papel. En este trabajo se presentan los resultados obtenidos al sintetizar alu- minatos de sodio por el método de precipitación controlada utilizando como precursor el Al(NO3)3 • 9H2O. El uso del método de precipitación controlada permitió, a partir de la valoración po...

  18. Simultaneous aluminizing and chromizing of steels to form (Fe,Cr){sub 3}Al coatings and Ge-doped silicide coatings of Cr-Zr base alloys

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    Zheng, M.; He, Y.R.; Rapp, R.A. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

    1997-12-01

    A halide-activated cementation pack involving elemental Al and Cr powders has been used to achieve surface compositions of approximately Fe{sub 3}Al plus several percent Cr for low alloy steels (T11, T2 and T22) and medium carbon steel (1045 steel). A two-step treatment at 925 C and 1150 C yields the codeposition and diffusion of aluminum and chromium to form dense and uniform ferrite coatings of about 400 {micro}m thickness, while preventing the formation of a blocking chromium carbide at the substrate surfaces. Upon cyclic oxidation in air at 700 C, the coated steel exhibits a negligible 0.085 mg/cm{sup 2} weight gain for 1900 one-hour cycles. Virtually no attack was observed on coated steels tested at ABB in simulated boiler atmospheres at 500 C for 500 hours. But coatings with a surface composition of only 8 wt% Al and 6 wt% Cr suffered some sulfidation attack in simulated boiler atmospheres at temperatures higher than 500 C for 1000 hours. Two developmental Cr-Zr based Laves phase alloys (CN129-2 and CN117(Z)) were silicide/germanide coated. The cross-sections of the Ge-doped silicide coatings closely mimicked the microstructure of the substrate alloys. Cyclic oxidation in air at 1100 C showed that the Ge-doped silicide coating greatly improved the oxidation resistance of the Cr-Zr based alloys.

  19. Factors influencing setting time of sulpho-aluminate cement%影响硫铝酸盐水泥凝结时间的因素

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    李德栋

    2002-01-01

    熟料的化学成分、不同的烧成温度、熟料中的碱(R2O)含量和窑内还原气氛是影响硫铝酸盐水泥凝结时间的主要因素.提出了改善凝结时间的一些措施及意见.

  20. Etude thermodynamique et cinétique du frittage par micro-ondes de l’alumine : influence des paramètres de la poudre

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    Zuo, Fei

    2014-01-01

    Microwave energy has been successfully applied as a heating source in the field of powder metallurgy. Compared with conventional heating techniques, microwave sintering has a high potential to reduce the processing time as well as temperature, and to optimize functional properties. However, the detailed explanation of this enhanced effect underlying microwave sintering is still under debate.Taking into account those issues, the objective of this work was to investigate comparatively conventio...

  1. Synthesis, characterization, and Fischer–Tropsch performance of cobalt/zinc aluminate nanocomposites via a facile and corrosion-free coprecipitation route

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    Literature about ZnAl2O4-supported cobalt Fischer–Tropsch synthesis (FTS) catalytic materials is sparse. A series of cobalt-containing nanocomposites, supported by nanosized ZnAl2O4 spinel (i.e., a complex oxide of about 6.4 nm) or alumina (i.e., a simple oxide of about 6.2 nm), were prepared via urea-gelation, coprecipitation, or impregnation methods followed by stepwise reduction. These materials were examined by XRD, TGA, nitrogen sorption, FESEM, and EDS. Effects of corrosion and pore size distributions on materials preparation were also investigated. The “coprecipitation/stepwise reduction” route is facile and suitable to prepare nanosized ZnAl2O4-supported Co0 nanocomposites. At similar CO conversions, the coprecipitated Co/ZnAl2O4 exhibits significantly lower C1 hydrocarbon distribution, slightly lower C5+ hydrocarbon distribution, significantly higher C2–C4 hydrocarbon distribution, and significantly higher olefin/paraffin ratio of C2–C4 than Co/γ-Al2O3

  2. 抗粘连剂在CPP镀铝膜上的应用研究%The Application of Antiblocking Agents in Casting Polypropylene Aluminizing Film

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    韦丽明; 梁雁扬; 曾令丰

    2014-01-01

    研究了有机微珠、玻璃微珠、合成硅石三种助剂制备的抗粘连母料在CPP镀铝膜生产中的应用.对抗粘连剂在CPP镀铝基材膜的分散性和对摩擦系数、雾度、耐磨性及镀铝层附着力等性能影响进行了对比试验分析,结果表明:使用有机抗粘连剂的CPP镀铝基材膜的雾度较低,CPP镀铝膜的镀铝层附着力较好.

  3. Fragmentation process of vitrified ceramic waste (VCW) aiming its incorporation in silico-aluminous refractory concrete for production of refractory bricks

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    Ceramic industry generates large amounts of waste, usually disposed in landfills. Reuse could minimize their generation and provides sustainable solutions. However, the energy cost of grinding these waste becomes a hindrance to their reuse. This work aims to obtain particle sizes of vitrified ceramic waste (VCW) using a fast, efficient and low cost fragmentation process as well as its use in refractory concrete. The results shows a wide range of particle size of VCW, which can be used as a promising source of raw material for production of refractory concrete. (author)

  4. The effects of silicic acid, aluminate ion activity and hydrosilicate gel development on the dissolution rate of a simulated British Magnox waste glass

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    The dissolution rate of a simulated Magnox waste glass has been investigated in single-pass flow-through experiments designed to investigate the role of Al and Si in the dissolution process. The results indicate that both Al and Si species suppress the rate of dissolution. These effects may be modeled using a combined Al/Si affinity term in a conventional glass dissolution rate law. Aluminium species may also play an inhibitory role when present at relatively high solution activities. In Si-rich alkaline media, the concentration of aluminium is controlled to very low levels by the development of secondary aluminosilicate phases. Removal of Al by secondary phase precipitation results in dissolved Al activities below that required to reach saturation with respect to the glass

  5. Hydration kinetics for the alite, belite, and calcium aluminate phase in Portland cements from 27Al and 29Si MAS NMR spectroscopy

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    Skibsted, Jørgen; Jensen, Ole Mejlhede; Jakobsen, Hans Jørgen

    1997-01-01

    29Si magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy is shown to be a valuable tool for obtaining the quantities of alite and belite in hydrated Portland cements. The hydration (1-180 days) of a white Portland cement with 10 wt.% silica fume added is investigated and the degrees of hydration for alit...... belite, and silica fume are determined. It is demonstrated that 27Al MAS NMR spectra of hydrated Portland cements can give quantitative information about the formation of ettringite and the conversion of this phase to monosulphate during hydration....

  6. Effect of Ce and La additions in low temperature aluminization process by CVD-FBR on 12%Cr ferritic/martensitic steel and behaviour in steam oxidation

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    Two different coatings based of iron aluminide on 12% Cr ferritic-martensitic steel have been developed by CVD-FBR technique, which is modified by the introduction of Ce and La as powder in the fluidized bed. These elements change the gaseous environment, which composition is predicted by a thermodynamic approximation. Partial pressures of all gaseous precursors are drastically modified; in consequence AlCl has the highest partial pressure in the system leading to an increment of the coating thickness. Coatings are composed by (Fe, Cr)2Al5 or (Fe, Cr)2Al5 and (Fe, Cr)Al3 intermetallic phases. On the other hand, steam oxidation test at 650 deg. C was performed in order to observe improvements in the HCM12A oxidation resistant

  7. Cation disorder and vacancy distribution in nonstoichiometric magnesium aluminate spinel, MgO{center{underscore}dot}xAl{sub 2}O{sub 3}

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    Sheldon, R.I.; Hartmann, T.; Sickafus, K.E.; Ibarra, A.; Scott, B.L.; Argyriou, D.N.; Larson, A.C.; Von Dreele, R.B.

    1999-12-01

    Neutron diffractometry and X-ray diffractometry were used to characterize the cation disorder and vacancy distribution in nonstoichiometric spinel, MgO{center{underscore}dot}xAl{sub 2}O{sub 3}, where x {ge} 1.0. Both synthetic and natural samples were examined. Least-squares refinements of integrated intensities for single crystals and Rietveld profile refinements for powders yielded the average scattering power from tetrahedral and octahedral sites within the almost-perfect cubic close-packed oxygen sublattice. The cation disorder was calculated assuming models in which the vacancies resided on tetrahedral, octahedral, or both types of sites. No degree of cation disorder was consistent with the tetrahedral vacancy model, and vacancies most likely resided on octahedral sites.

  8. Oxidation Resistance of Turbine Blades Made of ŻS6K Superalloy after Aluminizing by Low-Activity CVD and VPA Methods

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    Zagula-Yavorska, M.; Kocurek, P.; Pytel, M.; Sieniawski, J.

    2016-05-01

    Two aluminide layers (additive and interdiffusion) were deposited on a turbine blade made of ŻS6K superalloy by means of VPA and CVD methods. The additive and interdiffusion layers obtained by the VPA method consist of the NiAl phase and some carbides, while the additive layer deposited by the CVD method consists of the NiAl phase only. The residual stresses in the aluminide coating at the lock, suction side, and pressure side of the blade were tensile. The aluminide coating deposited by the CVD method has an oxidation resistance about 7 times better than that deposited by the VPA method. Al2O3 + HfO2 + NiAl2O4 phases were revealed on the surface of the aluminide coating deposited by the VPA method after 240 h oxidation. Al2O3 + TiO2 oxides were found on the surface of the aluminide coating deposited by the CVD method after 240 h oxidation. Increasing the time of oxidation from 240 to 720 h led to the formation of the NiO oxide on the surface of the coating deposited by the VPA method. Al2O3 oxide is still visible on the surface of the coating deposited by the CVD method. The residual stresses in the aluminide coating after 30 cycles of oxidation at the lock, suction side and pressure side of the turbine blade are compressive.

  9. Oxidation Resistance of Turbine Blades Made of ŻS6K Superalloy after Aluminizing by Low-Activity CVD and VPA Methods

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    Zagula-Yavorska, M.; Kocurek, P.; Pytel, M.; Sieniawski, J.

    2016-04-01

    Two aluminide layers (additive and interdiffusion) were deposited on a turbine blade made of ŻS6K superalloy by means of VPA and CVD methods. The additive and interdiffusion layers obtained by the VPA method consist of the NiAl phase and some carbides, while the additive layer deposited by the CVD method consists of the NiAl phase only. The residual stresses in the aluminide coating at the lock, suction side, and pressure side of the blade were tensile. The aluminide coating deposited by the CVD method has an oxidation resistance about 7 times better than that deposited by the VPA method. Al2O3 + HfO2 + NiAl2O4 phases were revealed on the surface of the aluminide coating deposited by the VPA method after 240 h oxidation. Al2O3 + TiO2 oxides were found on the surface of the aluminide coating deposited by the CVD method after 240 h oxidation. Increasing the time of oxidation from 240 to 720 h led to the formation of the NiO oxide on the surface of the coating deposited by the VPA method. Al2O3 oxide is still visible on the surface of the coating deposited by the CVD method. The residual stresses in the aluminide coating after 30 cycles of oxidation at the lock, suction side and pressure side of the turbine blade are compressive.

  10. Effective lattice stabilization of gadolinium aluminate garnet (GdAG via Lu3+ doping and development of highly efficient (Gd,LuAG:Eu3+ red phosphors

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    Jinkai Li, Ji-Guang Li, Zhongjie Zhang, Xiaoli Wu, Shaohong Liu, Xiaodong Li, Xudong Sun and Yoshio Sakka

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The metastable garnet lattice of Gd3Al5O12 is stabilized by doping with smaller Lu3+, which then allows an effective incorporation of larger Eu3+ activators. The [(Gd1−xLux1−yEuy]3Al5O12 (x = 0.1–0.5, y = 0.01–0.09 garnet solid solutions, calcined from their precursors synthesized via carbonate coprecipitation, exhibit strong luminescence at 591 nm (the 5D0 → 7F1 magnetic dipole transition of Eu3+ upon UV excitation into the charge transfer band (CTB at ~239 nm, with CIE chromaticity coordinates of x = 0.620 and y = 0.380 (orange-red. The quenching concentration of Eu3+ was estimated at ~5 at.% (y = 0.05, and the quenching was attributed to exchange interactions. Partial replacement of Gd3+ with Lu3+ up to 50 at.% (x = 0.5 while keeping Eu3+ at the optimal content of 5 at.% does not significantly alter the peak positions of the CTB and 5D0 → 7F1 emission bands but slightly weakens both bands owing to the higher electronegativity of Lu3+. The effects of processing temperature (1000–1500 °C and Lu/Eu contents on the intensity, quantum efficiency, lifetime and asymmetry factor of luminescence were thoroughly investigated. The [(Gd0.7Lu0.30.95Eu0.05]3Al5O12 phosphor processed at 1500 °C exhibits a high internal quantum efficiency of ~83.2% under 239 nm excitation, which, in combination with the high theoretical density, favors its use as a new type of photoluminescent and scintillation material.

  11. Effect of alumina on the dissolution rate of glasses; Role de l'alumine sur la vitesse initiale de dissolution des verres

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    Palavit, G.; Montagne, L. [Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Lille, Lab. de Cristallochimie et Physicochimie du Solide, URA CNRS 0452, 59 - Villeneuve d' Ascq (France)

    1997-07-01

    Small alumina addition to silicate glasses improves their chemical durability, but a large amount of alumina can also be beneficial to obtain a high dissolution rate. This paper describes the effect of Al{sup 3+} on the early stage of glass alteration, in relation with its coordination in the glass and also with the reactions involved (hydrolysis and ionic exchange). We describe briefly nuclear magnetic resonance tools available to characterize the aluminum environments in the glasses. The rote of alumina on the dissolution rate of phosphate glasses is also discussed in order to show that the effect of Al{sup 3+} is dependant upon the nature of the glass matrix. (author)

  12. Synthesis, characterization, and Fischer–Tropsch performance of cobalt/zinc aluminate nanocomposites via a facile and corrosion-free coprecipitation route

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    Liu, Zhenxin; Xing, Yu, E-mail: yuxing@zzuli.edu.cn; Xue, Yingying; Wu, Depeng; Fang, Shaoming, E-mail: smfang@zzuli.edu.cn [Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Henan Provincial Key Laboratory of Surface and Interface Science, School of Materials and Chemical Engineering (China)

    2015-02-15

    Literature about ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}-supported cobalt Fischer–Tropsch synthesis (FTS) catalytic materials is sparse. A series of cobalt-containing nanocomposites, supported by nanosized ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel (i.e., a complex oxide of about 6.4 nm) or alumina (i.e., a simple oxide of about 6.2 nm), were prepared via urea-gelation, coprecipitation, or impregnation methods followed by stepwise reduction. These materials were examined by XRD, TGA, nitrogen sorption, FESEM, and EDS. Effects of corrosion and pore size distributions on materials preparation were also investigated. The “coprecipitation/stepwise reduction” route is facile and suitable to prepare nanosized ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}-supported Co{sup 0} nanocomposites. At similar CO conversions, the coprecipitated Co/ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} exhibits significantly lower C{sub 1} hydrocarbon distribution, slightly lower C{sub 5+} hydrocarbon distribution, significantly higher C{sub 2}–C{sub 4} hydrocarbon distribution, and significantly higher olefin/paraffin ratio of C{sub 2}–C{sub 4} than Co/γ-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}.

  13. The design of a bipodal bis(pentafluorophenoxy)aluminate supported on silica as an activator for ethylene polymerization using surface organometallic chemistry.

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    Sauter, Dominique W; Popoff, Nicolas; Bashir, Muhammad Ahsan; Szeto, Kai C; Gauvin, Régis M; Delevoye, Laurent; Taoufik, Mostafa; Boisson, Christophe

    2016-04-01

    A new class of well-defined activating supports for olefin polymerization was obtained via the surface organometallic chemistry approach. High activities in slurry polymerization of ethylene along with industrial-grade physical properties of the resulting polyethylene were obtained when these activators were combined with metallocene complexes in the presence of triisobutylaluminium. PMID:26899986

  14. Epitaxial thin film growth of lanthanum and neodymium aluminate films on roll-textured nickel using a sol-gel method

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    As part of an effort to develop a new, non-vacuum-processed substrate for high current superconducting films, thin films of LaAlO3 and NdAlO3 were deposited on biaxially textured (100) nickel substrates using a solution deposition technique. On heating to 1150 C in Ar-4% H2 for 1 h, epitaxial films were obtained. Out-of-plane alignment was confirmed by obtaining rocking curves of the (002) plane of the LaAlO3 (full width at half-maximum (fwhm) = 7.2 degree) and the NdAlO3 (fwhm = 5.8 degree) films. In-plane alignment was demonstrated by obtaining phi scans of the (110) plane of the LaAlO3 (fwhm = 13.4 degree) and the NdAlO3 (fwhm = 8.8 degree) films. Grain alignment in the films is approximately equivalent to the alignment of the Ni substrate. Analysis of pole figures indicated that in both films there are two-in-plane orientations present, the major being (001)[100] and the minor (001)[110

  15. EXOTIC: Development of ceramic tritium breeding materials for fusion reactor blankets. The behaviour of tritium in: lithium aluminate, lithium oxide, lithium silicates, lithium zirconates

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    This report describes the results of six EXOTIC experiments comprising a total of 48 capsules. Samples of the candidate tritium breeding materials LiAlO2, Li2ZrO3, Li4SiO4, Li6Zr2O7, Li8ZrO6, Li2O and Li2SiO3 have been irradiated at different temperature levels and up to a maximum lithium burnup of about 3%. Tritium residence times of the various breeding materials have been determined from temperature transients performed during irradiation. After irradiation the tritium inventory has been determined from small samples of the various materials. From the out-of-pile tritium release experiments activation energies were determined. These activities have been performed at ECN within the framework of the European Fusion Technology Programme on Breeding Blankets. (orig.)

  16. Studies of Stability of Post-Alumination Synthesized Al-SBA-15%后铝化的Al-SBA-15稳定性研究

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    聂聪; 孔令东; 李全芝

    2002-01-01

    通过预处理后铝化的方法,合成了Al-SBA-15. 焙烧后的Al-SBA-15的27Al MAS NMR谱证明铝已化合到SBA-15的骨架中,并有少量非骨架铝存在. 用XRD、低温N2吸附等方法考察了Al-SBA-15在1 000 ℃焙烧2 h,800 ℃ 100%水蒸气处理8 h和在pH为2或11的酸碱溶液中的稳定性. 经处理后的Al-SBA-15具有比Si-SBA-15更好的热、水热稳定性以及酸碱溶液稳定性.

  17. Phase relationships in the area of the beta aluminate of the system K{sub 2}O-MgO-AL{sub 2}O{sub 3}; Phasenbeziehungen im Bereich der Beta-Aluminate des Systems K{sub 2}O-MgO-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}

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    Kroon, P. de

    1996-12-01

    The aim of this work was to be able to make statements about the thermodynamic stability of K-{beta}``-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} in the pseudo-binary system K{sub 2}O-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and in the pseudo-ternary system K{sub 2}O-MgO-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} relative to the adjacent phases of KAlO{sub 2} {alpha}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} and K-{beta}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. (orig./MM) [Deutsch] Ziel dieser Arbeit war es, Aussagen ueber die thermodynamische Stabilitaet von K-{beta}``-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} im pseudobinaeren System K{sub 2}O-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} und im pseudoternaeren System K{sub 2}O-MgO-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} relativ zu den benachbarten Phasen KAlO{sub 2}, {alpha}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} und K-{beta}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} machen zu koennen. (orig./MM)

  18. Modification and characterization of sites giving acid cracking on aluminium oxide supports; Modification et caracterisation des sites responsables du craquage acide sur des supports a base d`alumine

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    Guillaume, D.

    1997-10-23

    The aim of this work is to characterize the surface acid properties of {gamma} alumina, especially the nature, the amount, the strength and the environment of acid sites. The techniques that have been used are: the thermo-desorption of trimethyl-phosphine followed by {sup 31}P MAS NMR, the infrared spectroscopy, the n-heptane cracking, the modification of {gamma} alumina by the addition of chlorine, silicon and alkali (K{sup +}, Na{sup +}), alkaline-earths (Mg{sup 2+}, Ca{sup 2+}), lanthanum (La{sup 3+}) cations. The combination of these techniques has allowed to identify the surface acid properties of {gamma} alumina through the n-heptane transformation reactions under reforming conditions. We have shown that Lewis acidity is responsible for cracking reactions leading to C{sub 1}-C{sub 6} and C{sub 2}-C{sub 5} whereas the cracking of n-heptane producing C{sub 3}-C{sub 4} is due to Broensted acid sites. The isomerization and cyclization reactions both require weaker Broensted acid sites than cracking leading to C{sub 3}-C{sub 4}. The mechanisms involved in the formation of products of these reactions have been identified. Despite the complexity of surface acid properties of {gamma} alumina, this study has determined the environment of catalytically active sites, considering the presence of cation vacancies. (author) 206 refs.

  19. Evolution of crystalline aluminates from hybrid gel-derived precursors studied by XRD and multinuclear solid-state MAS NMR; I. Celsian, BaAl{sub 2}Si{sub 2}O{sub 8}

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    MacKenzie, K.J.D.; Kemmitt, T. [New Zealand Institute for Industrial Research and Development, P.O. Box 31-310, Lower Hutt (New Zealand)

    1999-01-04

    Hybrid gels of celsian composition were prepared from Al alkoxide, tetrathylorthosilicate (TEOS) and Ba acetate and their structure evolution was studied up to 1300C by thermal analysis and X-ray diffraction. Information on their pre-crystallization behaviour was also provided by {sup 27}Al, {sup 29}Si and {sup 137}Ba MAS NMR spectroscopy. Apart from some excess Ba acetate which decomposed to traces of BaCO{sub 3} and BaO by ca. 500C, the gels are X-ray amorphous and relatively homogeneous, and begin to crystallize to hexagonal celsian at 900C. From {approx}500C onwards, an Al-substituted tetrahedral SiO{sub 4} framework begins to be established, evidenced by a progressive increase in the tetrahedral {sup 27}Al sites and the Q{sup 4}(4Al) {sup 29}Si resonance. Migration of Ba into the polyhedral celsian sites occurs much more slowly. A small amount of mullite and Ba{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} which crystallize from Al-rich and Ba-rich regions, respectively, also form crystalline celsian in secondary reactions at ca. 1100C. The observation of a {sup 27}Al shoulder at ca. 36 ppm at 500-900C may arise from Ba-poor mullite-like regions. (Copyright (c) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. All rights reserved.)

  20. Evolution of crystalline aluminates from hybrid gel-derived precursors studied by XRD and multinuclear solid-state MAS NMR; I. Celsian, BaAl2Si2O8

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    Hybrid gels of celsian composition were prepared from Al alkoxide, tetrathylorthosilicate (TEOS) and Ba acetate and their structure evolution was studied up to 1300C by thermal analysis and X-ray diffraction. Information on their pre-crystallization behaviour was also provided by 27Al, 29Si and 137Ba MAS NMR spectroscopy. Apart from some excess Ba acetate which decomposed to traces of BaCO3 and BaO by ca. 500C, the gels are X-ray amorphous and relatively homogeneous, and begin to crystallize to hexagonal celsian at 900C. From ∼500C onwards, an Al-substituted tetrahedral SiO4 framework begins to be established, evidenced by a progressive increase in the tetrahedral 27Al sites and the Q4(4Al) 29Si resonance. Migration of Ba into the polyhedral celsian sites occurs much more slowly. A small amount of mullite and Ba2SiO4 which crystallize from Al-rich and Ba-rich regions, respectively, also form crystalline celsian in secondary reactions at ca. 1100C. The observation of a 27Al shoulder at ca. 36 ppm at 500-900C may arise from Ba-poor mullite-like regions. (Copyright (c) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. All rights reserved.)