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  1. Comparison of the effects of platinum and CeO2 on the properties of single grain, Sm-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors

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    Zhao, Wen; Shi, Yunhua; Radušovská, Monika; Dennis, Anthony R.; Durrell, John H.; Diko, Pavel; Cardwell, David A.

    2016-12-01

    SmBa2Cu3O7-δ (Sm-123) is a light-rare-earth barium-cuprate (LRE-BCO) high-temperature superconductor (HTS) with significant potential for high field industrial applications. We report the fabrication of large, single grain bulk [Sm-Ba-Cu-O (SmBCO)] superconductors containing 1 wt% CeO2 and 0.1 wt% Pt using a top-seeded melt growth process. The performance of the SmBCO bulk superconductors containing the different dopants was evaluated based on an analysis of their superconducting properties, including critical transition temperature, T c and critical current density, J c , and on sample microstructure. We find that both CeO2 and Pt dopants refine the size of Sm2BaCuO5 (Sm-211) particles trapped in the Sm-123 superconducting phase matrix, which act as effective flux pinning centres, although the addition of CeO2 results in broadly improved superconducting performance of the fully processed bulk single grain. However, 1 wt% CeO2 is significantly cheaper than 0.1 wt% Pt, which has clear economic benefits for use in medium to large scale production processes for these technologically important materials. Finally, the use of CeO2 results generally in the formation of finer Sm-211 particles and to the generation of fewer macro-cracks and Sm-211 free regions in the sample microstructure.

  2. Dy(3)(+) -, Sm(3)(+) -, Ce(3)(+) - and Tb(3)(+) -activated optical properties of microcrystalline BaMgP2 O7 phosphors.

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    Wani, J A; Dhoble, N S; Kokode, N S; Singh, Vijay; Dhoble, S J

    2017-03-01

    Photoluminescence (PL) and thermoluminescence (TL) properties of rare earth (RE) ion (RE = Dy(3)(+) , Sm(3)(+) , Ce(3)(+) , Tb(3)(+) ) activated microcrystalline BaMgP2 O7 phosphors are presented in this work. Non-doped and doped samples of BaMgP2 O7 were prepared using a solid state diffusion method and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), PL and TL. The XRD measurement confirmed the phase purity of the BaMgP2 O7 host matrix. The average particle size was found through SEM measurement to be around 2 μm. All activators using the PL technique displayed characteristic excitation and emission spectra that corresponded to their typical f → f and f → d transitions respectively. Thermoluminescence measurements showed that BaMgP2 O7 :RE (RE = Dy(3)(+) , Sm(3)(+) , Tb(3)(+) , Ce(3)(+) ) and co-doped BaMgP2 O7 :Ce(3)(+) ,Tb(3)(+) phosphors have also TL behaviour.

  3. Novel RZn{sub 2}Ga{sub 2} (R = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) intermetallic compounds with BaAl{sub 4}-type structure

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    Verbovytskyy, Yu., E-mail: yuryvv@bigmir.ne [Departamento de Quimica, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear/CFMC-UL, Estrada Nacional 10, P-2686-953 Sacavem Codex (Portugal); Kaczorowski, D. [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1410, 50-950 Wroclaw (Poland); Goncalves, A.P. [Departamento de Quimica, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear/CFMC-UL, Estrada Nacional 10, P-2686-953 Sacavem Codex (Portugal)

    2010-10-15

    Research highlights: {yields} Intermetallic RZn{sub 2}Ga{sub 2} (R = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) compounds crystallize in tetragonal BaAl{sub 4}-type structure. {yields} Unit cell volume of all gallides gradually decreases along the R series, just in agreement with the so-called lanthanide contraction mechanism. {yields} The Pr-, Nd- and Sm-based compounds order antiferromagnetically at low temperatures with likely contribution of some ferromagnetic components. - Abstract: Novel RZn{sub 2}Ga{sub 2} intermetallics with R = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm have been synthesized and characterized with regards to their crystal structures and magnetic properties. The compounds form with a tetragonal structure of the BaAl{sub 4} type (space group I4/mmm). Except for LaZn{sub 2}Ga{sub 2}, they exhibit localised magnetism due to the presence of magnetic moments on the respective trivalent rare earth ions. The Pr-, Nd- and Sm-based compounds order antiferromagnetically at low temperatures with likely contribution of some ferromagnetic components.

  4. A high performance BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ-based solid oxide fuel cell with a cobalt-free Ba0.5Sr0.5FeO3-δ–Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-δ composite cathode

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    Sun, Wenping; Shi, Zhen; Fang, Shumin; Yan, Litao; Zhu, Zhiwen; Liu, Wei

    2010-01-01

    A cobalt-free Ba0.5Sr0.5FeO3-δ–Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-δ (BSF–SDC) composite is employed as a cathode for an anode-supported proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells (H-SOFCs) using BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ (BZCY) as the electrolyte. The chemical compatibility between BSF and SDC is evaluated. The XRD results show

  5. Precipitation based synthesis and luminescence of Ln{sup 3+} (Eu, Ce, Dy, Sm, Tb) activated BaCa{sub 2}Si{sub 3}O{sub 9}-Walstromite cyclosilicate phosphors

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    Raut, S.K. [Department of Physics, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur 440033 (India); Dhoble, N.S. [Department of Chemistry, Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur 440009 (India); Park, K. [Faculty of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747 (Korea, Republic of); Dhoble, S.J., E-mail: sjdhoble@rediffmail.com [Department of Physics, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur 440033 (India)

    2014-10-15

    A series of new phosphors of BaCa{sub 2}Si{sub 3}O{sub 9}:Ln{sup 3+}, (Ln = Eu, Ce, Dy, Sm, Tb) were synthesized by precipitation based method. Good crystallinity was achieved after annealing the sample at 750 °C for 1 h in air. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) result confirmed the formation of desired BaCa{sub 2}Si{sub 3}O{sub 9} host. The photoluminescent excitation and emission properties of Ln{sup 3+}, (Ln = Eu, Ce, Dy, Sm, Tb) activated BaCa{sub 2}Si{sub 3}O{sub 9} were investigated in detail. The photoluminescence (PL) analysis of individual Ln{sup 3+}, (Ln = Eu, Ce, Dy, Sm, Tb) activated BaCa{sub 2}Si{sub 3}O{sub 9} phosphors exhibits interesting characteristic emission properties in their respective regions. From the measured emission spectra, Judd–Ofelt (J–O) intensity parameters (Ω{sub 2}, Ω{sub 4}, Ω{sub 6}) have been calculated and using these J–O parameters various radiative parameters such as radiative transition probabilities (A{sub rad}), radiative lifetimes (τ{sub R}), branching ratios (β{sub R}) and relative quantum yield have been calculated for the studied ions. - Highlights: • A new series of phosphors BaCa{sub 2}Si{sub 3}O{sub 9}:Ln{sup 3+}, (Ln = Eu, Ce, Dy, Sm, Tb) were synthesized by precipitation method. • PL analysis of Ln{sup 3+} activated BaCa{sub 2}Si{sub 3}O{sub 9} phosphors exhibited characteristic emission properties. • By adopting J–O analysis, radiative parameters such as (A{sub rad}), (τ{sub R}), (β{sub R}) and relative quantum yield have been calculated.

  6. Mechanoluminescence and thermoluminescence of BaFCl:Sm 2+ and BaFBr:Sm 2+ crystals

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    Brahme, Nameeta; Shukla, M.; Choubey, A. K.; Kurrey, U.; Bisen, D. P.; Dhoble, S. J.

    2012-05-01

    The alkaline-earth fluorohalide crystals MFX, where M=Ca, Sr, Ba, Pb and X=Cl, Br, I, form an important class of materials crystallizing in the PbFCl-type tetragonal structure which is also called the matlockite structure. These compounds have long been of interest because of the various defect species which can be detected by spin resonance and associated techniques. The crystals were prepared by slow cooling of the melt of a stoichiometric mixture of BaF 2 and the corresponding chloride or bromide under 0.2 bar of ultrapure argon (5N5), often slightly fluorinated. We have studied the mechanoluminescence (ML) of BaFBr:Sm 2+ and BaFCl:Sm 2+ crystals. It is seen that after the impact of a moving piston, initially the ML intensity increases with time, attains a maximum value and then it decreases with time up to a particular minimum value, and then it increases again, attaining a peak value and finally disappears. The first peak lies in the deformation region and the second peak lies in the post-deformation region. The ML intensity of the BaFCl:Sm 2+ crystal is much higher than the ML intensity of the BaFBr:Sm 2+ crystal. For different impact velocities, the ML intensity increases with velocity; and the total ML intensity attains a saturation value for higher impact velocities. The total ML intensity increases with the increase in the applied load. It is suggested that the moving dislocation produced during deformation of crystals captures holes from hole-trapped centers (like H centers), and the subsequent radiative recombination of the dislocation holes with electron gives rise to ML. Thermoluminescence (TL) of BaFBr:Sm 2+ and BaFCl:Sm 2+ crystals was studied after exposure to ultraviolet rays with the help of a TLD reader. The peak of TL for the BaFBr:Sm 2+ crystal is found at ∼247°C and for BaFCl:Sm 2+ crystals at 283°C. The TL intensity initially increases with increase in the UV radiation and then it attains saturation for higher values of UV exposure. The

  7. THERMAL EXPANSION BEHAVIOR OF THE Ba0.2Sr0.8Co0.8Fe0.2O3−δ (BSCF WITH Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Nanostructured perovskite oxides of Ba0.2Sr0.8Co0.8Fe0.2O3−δ (BSCF were synthesized through the co-precipitation method. The thermal decomposition, phase formation and thermal expansion behavior of BSCF were characterized by thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray diffraction (XRD, and dilatometry, respectively. XRD peaks were indexed to a cubic perovskite structure with a Pm3m (221 space group. All the combined oxides produced the desired perovskite-phase BSCF. The microstructures were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM and transmission electron microscopy (TEM. The TEM analysis showed that BSCF powders had uniform nanoparticle sizes and high homogeneity. The cross-sectional SEM micrograph of BSCF exhibited a continuous and no delaminated layer from the electrolyte-supported cell. The thermal expansion coefficient (TEC of BSCF was 16.2×10-6 K-1 at a temperature range of 600°C to 800°C. Additional experiments showed that the TEC of BSCF is comparable to that of Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (SDC within the same temperature range. The results demonstrate that BSFC is a promising cathode material for intermediate-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells.

  8. 中温固体氧化物燃料电池SmBaCo_2O_(5+δ)–Sm_(0.2)Ce_(0.8)O_(1.9)复合阴极材料的电化学性能%Electrochemical Performance of SmBaCo2O5+δ-Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 Composite-Cathode for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

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    王小连; 丁岩芝; 林彬; 卢肖永; 陈永红

    2012-01-01

    The cathode powder of double perovskites-type SmBaCo 2 O 5+δ(SBCO) and electrolyte powder of fluorite-structure Sm 0.2 Ce 0.8 O 1.9(SDC) were synthesized by a citric acid-nitrates self-propagating combustion method.The composite-cathode was obtained by mixing and grinding the SBCO and SDC powders at a mass ratio of 3:2.The chemical compatibility,electrical conductivity and thermal expansion coefficient(TEC) of the composite-cathode(SBCO-SDC) were characterized by X-ray diffraction,direct current four-terminal method and thermal dilatometry,respectively.An anode-supporting fuel cell of Ni-SDC|SDC|SBCO-SDC was fabricated and the performance of the cell was analyzed.The cross-section microstructure and polarization of the cell were investigated using a scanning electron microscope(SEM) and AC impedance spectroscopy.The results indicate that there are no interactions between SBCO and SDC at 1 000 ℃.The electrical conductivity of the SBCO-SDC composite-cathode reached to 369–234 S/cm at 450–800 ℃.The addition of SDC decreased the TEC of the composite-cathode.The single cell has an ideal microstructure and a good interface among anode,electrolyte and cathode.The polarization resistance of the electrodes was 0.031.cm 2 at 650 ℃.The cell with an open-circuit potential of 0.77 V and a maximum output power density of 640 mW/cm 2 was obtained when the humidified(about 3% H 2 O) hydrogen as a fuel and air as oxidant were used at 650 ℃.It was demonstrated that the SBCO-SDC composite-cathode could be used as a potential candidate cathode for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell.%采用柠檬酸–硝酸盐自蔓延燃烧法分别合成了双钙钛矿结构的SmBaCo2O5+δ(SBCO)阴极粉体和萤石型Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9(SDC)电解质粉体,按3:2的质量比混合上述粉体研磨后得到复合阴极。利用X射线衍射仪研究化学相容性,直流四端子法测量电导率,热膨胀仪测量热膨胀系数;构建阳极支撑型单电池(Ni

  9. The influence of different alkaline earth oxides on the structural and optical properties of undoped, Ce-doped, Sm-doped, and Sm/Ce co-doped lithium alumino-phosphate glasses

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    Othman, H. A.; Arzumanyan, G. M.; Möncke, D.

    2016-12-01

    Undoped, singly Sm doped, Ce doped, and Sm/Ce co-doped lithium alumino-phosphate glasses with different alkaline earth modifiers were prepared by melt quenching. The structure of the prepared glasses was investigated by FT-IR and Raman, as well as by optical spectroscopy. The effect of the optical basicity of the host glass matrix on the added active dopants was studied, as was the effect doping had on the phosphate structural units. The optical edge shifts toward higher wavelengths with an increase in the optical basicity due to the increased polarizability of the glass matrix, but also with increasing CeO2 concentration as a result of Ce3+/Ce4+ inter valence charge transfer (IV-CT) absorption. The optical band gap for direct and indirect allowed transitions was calculated for the undoped glasses. The glass sample containing Mg2+ modifier ions is found to have the highest value (4.16 eV) for the optical band gap while Ba2+ has the lowest value (3.61 eV). The change in the optical band gap arises from the structural changes and the overall polarizability (optical basicity). Refractive index, molar refractivity Rm and molar polarizability αm values increase with increasing optical basicity of the glasses. The characteristic absorption peaks of Sm3+ were also investigated. For Sm/Ce co-doped glasses, especially at high concentration of CeO2, the absorption of Ce3+ hinders the high energy absorption of Sm3+ and this effect becomes more obvious with increasing optical basicity.

  10. Luminescence and scintillation properties of BaY2F8 : Ce3+, BaLu2F8 and BaLu2F8 : Ce3+

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    van't Spijker, JC; Dorenbos, P; van Eijk, CWE; Jacobs, JEM; den Hartog, HW; Korolev, N

    1999-01-01

    Spectroscopic and scintillation properties of BaY2F8 :Ce3+, BaLu2F8 and BaLu2F8 :Ce3+ are presented. For pure BaLu2F8, a luminescence with a decay time of similar to 1 ns is observed under gamma-ray excitation. This luminescence with a light yield of about 200 ph/MeV is attributed to core-valence lu

  11. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of BaCeO{sub 3} modified by Ti and Y

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    Pasierb, P.; Wierzbicka, M.; Komornicki, S.; Rekas, M. [AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow (Poland)

    2009-10-20

    Barium cerate exhibits high protonic conductivity, especially when modified by trivalent dopant such as Y, Yb, Nd, Sm or Dy. Unfortunately, the poor chemical stability in the presence of CO{sub 2} is the main disadvantage of this material. One of the possible approach to get the stable protonic conductor is the preparation of solid solutions. For example, doping of BaCeO{sub 3} with Zr leads to the improvement of the chemical stability, but the electrical properties are simultaneously corrupted. In the present work the influence of Ti, per analogy to Zr, and Y dopants on electrical properties of BaCeO{sub 3} was investigated using the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) technique. BaCe{sub 1-x}Ti{sub x}O{sub 3-{delta}} (0 {<=} x {<=} 0.3) and Ba(Ce{sub 0.95}Ti{sub 0.05}){sub 0.95}Y{sub 0.05}O{sub 3-{delta}} solid electrolytes were prepared by solid-state reaction method. It was found that the changes of electrical properties due to the introduction of Ti into the BaCeO{sub 3} lattice is caused predominantly by the modification of the grain boundary properties. The Ti doping leads to the substantial decrease of grain boundary electrical conductivity, comparing to undoped material. The introduction of yttrium dopant to the BaCe{sub 0.95}Ti{sub 0.05}O{sub 3} lattice has the opposite effect. The total electrical conductivity increases, due to significant modification of grain boundary electrical properties. (author)

  12. Scintillation in LiBaF3(Ce) crystals

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    Gektin, A; Shiran, N; Voloshinovski, A; Voronova, [No Value; Zimmerer, G

    1998-01-01

    Core-valence, self-trapped exciton and Ce3+-luminescences in pure and doped LiBaF3 crystals were determined on the basis of analysis of the time resolved emission and excitation spectra. It is shown that excitation of Ce-luminescence is caused both by carriers capture at or near activator ions and b

  13. Cathode catalysis performance of SmBaCuMO_(5+δ) (M=Fe, Co, Ni) in ammonia synthesis

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    张正方; 钟正平; 刘瑞泉

    2010-01-01

    The SmBaCuMO5+δ (M=Fe, Co, Ni) (SBCM) powders were synthesized by the citrate sol-gel method and the powders were sintered to ceramic pellets. The powders and sintered ceramic pellets were characterized with XRD, TEM and SEM measurements. The cathode catalytic performances of SBCM ceramic pellets for ammonia synthesis were studied from wet hydrogen and dry nitrogen at atmospheric pressure and low temperature, using SBCM ceramic pellets as cathode, Nafion proton exchange membrane as electrolyte, Ni-Ce0.8Sm0....

  14. Performances of LnBaCo{sub 2}O{sub 5+x}-Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 1.9} composite cathodes for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells

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    Zhou, Qingjun; Wang, Fang; Shen, Yu.; He, Tianmin [National Laboratory of Superhard Materials, and College of Physics, Jilin University, 2519 Jiefang Road, Changchun 130012, Jilin (China)

    2010-04-15

    Double-perovskite oxides, LnBaCo{sub 2}O{sub 5+x} (LnBCO) (Ln = Pr, Nd, Sm, and Gd), are prepared using a solid-state reaction as cathodes for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs). The performances of LnBCO-Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 1.9} (SDC) composite cathodes were investigated for IT-SOFCs on La{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}Ga{sub 0.8}Mg{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} (LSGM) electrolyte. The thermal expansion coefficient can be effectively reduced in the case of the composite cathodes. No chemical reactions between LnBCO cathodes and SDC electrolyte, and LnBCO and LSGM are found. The electrochemical performances of LnBCO cathodes and LnBCO-SDC composite cathodes decrease with decreasing Ln{sup 3+} ionic radii, which is closely related to the decrease of the electrical conductivity and fast oxygen diffusion property. The area specific resistances of the LnBCO cathodes and LnBCO-SDC composite cathodes on LSGM electrolyte are all lower than 0.13 {omega} cm{sup 2} and 0.15 {omega} cm{sup 2} at 700 C, respectively. The maximum power densities of single-cell consisted of LnBCO-SDC composite cathodes, LSGM electrolyte, and Ni-SDC anode achieve 758-608 mW cm{sup -2} at 800 C with the change from Ln = Pr to Gd, respectively. These results indicate that LnBCO-SDC composite oxides are candidates as a promising cathode material for IT-SOFCs. (author)

  15. Fluorite Ce0.8Sm0.2O2δ porous layer coating to enhance the oxygen permeation behavior of a BaCo0.7Fe0.2Nb0.1O3δ mixed conductor

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    Tai-he Wang; Wei-jia Song; Rong Li; Qiang Zhen

    2016-01-01

    Fluorite Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-δ (SDC) nanopowder with a crystallite size of 15 nm was synthesized by a co-precipitation method. An SDC porous layer was coated onto a BaCo0.7Fe0.2Nb0.1O3-d (BCFN) mixed conductor to improve its oxygen transport behavior. The results show that the SDC-coated BCFN membrane exhibits a remarkably higher oxygen permeation flux (JO2) than the uncoated BCFN in the partial oxidation of coke oven gas (COG). The maximumJO2 value of the SDC-coated BCFN is 18.28 mL·min-1·cm-2 under a COG/air flux of 177 mL·min-1/353 mL·min-1 at 875°C when the thickness of the BCFN membrane is 1 mm; thisJO2 value is 23% higher than that of the uncoated BCFN membrane. This enhancement is likely because of the higher oxygen ionic conductivity of SDC, which supplies oxygen va-cancies and accelerates oxygen exchange on the membrane/coating layer/gas three-phase boundary.

  16. Fluorite Ce0.8Sm0.2O2- δ porous layer coating to enhance the oxygen permeation behavior of a BaCo0.7Fe0.2Nb0.1O3- δ mixed conductor

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    Wang, Tai-he; Song, Wei-jia; Li, Rong; Zhen, Qiang

    2016-06-01

    Fluorite Ce0.8Sm0.2O2- δ (SDC) nanopowder with a crystallite size of 15 nm was synthesized by a co-precipitation method. An SDC porous layer was coated onto a BaCo0.7Fe0.2Nb0.1O3- δ (BCFN) mixed conductor to improve its oxygen transport behavior. The results show that the SDC-coated BCFN membrane exhibits a remarkably higher oxygen permeation flux ({J_{{O_2}}}) than the uncoated BCFN in the partial oxidation of coke oven gas (COG). The maximum {J_{{O_2}}} value of the SDC-coated BCFN is 18.28 mL·min-1·cm-2 under a COG/air flux of 177 mL·min-1/353 mL·min-1 at 875°C when the thickness of the BCFN membrane is 1 mm; this {J_{{O_2}}} value is 23% higher than that of the uncoated BCFN membrane. This enhancement is likely because of the higher oxygen ionic conductivity of SDC, which supplies oxygen vacancies and accelerates oxygen exchange on the membrane/coating layer/gas three-phase boundary.

  17. Assessment of microseeds biodegradability of Sm and Sm:Ba splenic implants in rabbits

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    Siqueira, Savio Lana; Barroso, Thiago Vinicius Villar [Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Dept. de Anatomia; Campos, Tarcisio P.R., E-mail: campos@nuclear.ufmg.b [Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Programa de Ciencias e Tecnicas Nucleares

    2009-07-01

    The radioactive interstitial implants have applications in controlling neoplasm in several regions of the human body. Currently the permanent brachytherapy seeds implanted in the spleen and other organs are made of I-125 seeds. After the total emission of radiation, the metal encapsulated seed remains inert in the implanted area. Seeds of bioactive ceramics have been prepared with Sm-152 incorporation to be activated in Sm-153. This study aimed to develop surgical technique for implanting biodegradable micro-seeds in the spleen of the rabbit. Three micro-seeds were introduced by hypodermic needle in the spleen in eight rabbits by median laparotomy. Subsequently, there were clinical and functional reactions of the animal to the implanted foreign body. The other objective was to perform the animal monitoring by radiography, produced in time sequence, and pathological studies of a fragment of the spleens of rabbits. The results show the effectiveness of surgery, the identification of the implanted material by radiography in vivo, and the biocompatibility of micro-seeds most of Sm and Sm:Ba. These seeds of reduced volume, 0.3x 1.6 mm, could be monitored for radiological studies in 2 periods: early and later implant. On the later studies, radiography was taken at 60d post-implant. Biopsies were taken and radiographs of the samples were also performed for evidencing the degradation state of the seeds. The results of the two groups of four rabbits are presented. They show partial degradation of the seed verified by radiographic contrast which is related to the atomic number of the elements and mass density in the seed. The biopsy showed that the ceramic is clearly absorbed by the spleen tissue and form tissue-implant interface. The histological slides showed an inflammatory reaction with presence of fibrosis of the giant cell foreign body. In conclusion, the radiograph shows a suitable noninvasive technique for monitoring the degradation of micro-seed ceramics in vivo

  18. Thermal expansion of RFeAsO (R=La,Ce,Pr,Sm,Gd)

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    Klingeler, R; Wang, L; Koehler, U; Behr, G; Hess, C; Buechner, B, E-mail: r.klingeler@ifw-dresden.d [Institute for Solid State Research, IFW Dresden, D-01171 Dresden (Germany)

    2010-01-15

    We present measurements of the thermal expansion coefficient {alpha} of polycrystalline RFeAsO (R = La,Ce,Pr,Sm,Gd). Anomalies at the magnetic ordering transitions indicate a significant magneto-elastic coupling and a negative pressure dependence of T{sub N}. The structural transitions are associated by large anomalies in {alpha}. Rare earth magnetic ordering in CeFeAsO, PrFeAsO, and SmFeAsO yields large positive anomalies at low temperatures.

  19. EPR of Sm{sup 3+} in BaFCl single crystals

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    Falin, M [Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland); Bill, H [Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland); Lovy, D [Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland)

    2004-03-03

    BaFCl single crystals doped with Sm{sup 3+} ions were studied by using the EPR method. Several types of paramagnetic Sm{sup 3+} centres were found. The parameters of the corresponding spin Hamiltonians were determined. Structural models and ground states of the observed centres are proposed.

  20. Synthesis and characterization of nano-sized YAG∶Ce,Sm spherical phosphors

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    SUN Haiying; ZHANG Xiyan; BAI Zhaohui

    2013-01-01

    YAG:Ce,Sm spherical phosphors were synthesized by malic acid sol-gel method.The formation process of crystalline was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique.The influence of Sm3+ doping on the luminescent intensity and the morphology of phosphors were studied by fluorescence spectrum and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques,respectively.The results indicated that the size of spherical powders was about 100 nm calcined at 1200 ℃ for 3 h.The emission spectra of phosphors showed gradual red-shift from 525 to 540 nm with the increase of doping concentration of Sm3+ ion.A broadband emission spectrum of Ce3+ ion appeared at 540 nm,and a series of emission peaks corresponding to the 4G5/2→6HJ transition of Sm3+ ion also appeared at 617 nm with the doping of Sm3+.The red component of YAG:Ce phosphors increased with the doping of Sm3+.

  1. XAFS study of BaCe1-xTixO3 and Ba1-yCe1-xYxO3 protonic solid electrolytes

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    Seremak-Peczkis, P.; Schneider, K.; Zajączkowski, W.; Kapusta, Cz.; Zając, D. A.; Pasierb, P.; Bućko, M.; Drożdż-Cieśla, E.; Rękas, M.

    2009-10-01

    The paper reports on the doping-influenced evolution of the local structure in a new class of solid electrolytes, BaCe1-xTixO3 and Ba1-yCe1-xYxO3 perovskites, to be used in intermediate temperature fuel cells. The local environments of the Ti, Y and Ce cations were studied by means of X-ray absorption spectroscopy. The Ti XAFS spectra reveal a decrease of the local symmetry of titanium site with increasing doping. The Ce and Y EXAFS functions show a larger amount of oxygen vacancies created by Y doping than that caused by barium understoichiometry.

  2. Characterization of Sm-doped CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles and their magnetic properties

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    Swatsitang, Ekaphan [Integrated Nanotechnology Research Center and Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002 (Thailand); Phokha, Sumalin, E-mail: sumalinphokha@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Udon Thani 41000 (Thailand); Hunpratub, Sitchai [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Udon Thani 41000 (Thailand); Maensiri, Santi [School of Physics, Institute of Science, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000 (Thailand)

    2016-03-15

    Cubic phase Sm-doped CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles (Ce{sub 1−x}Sm{sub x}O{sub 2}, x=0, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15 and 0.20) were synthesized by the polymer pyrolysis method. X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) were employed to characterize the phase, morphology, valence states and magnetic properties of the samples. The samples were calcined at the low temperature of 600 °C which resulted in crystallite sizes of 10–20 nm. Raman and XPS spectra showed the presence of Ce{sup 4+}, Ce{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+} ions and oxygen vacancies in the samples. Magnetization curves obtained from all samples exhibited ferromagnetic behavior at room temperature (RT-FM) with a maximum value of 0.012 emu/g for x=0.15. The data exhibited a good fit to bound magnetic polaron (BMP) model curves which account for the RT-FM behaviour by having sufficient concentrations of electrons bound to oxygen vacancies to facilitate a long-range exchange interaction between Ce{sup 3+} ions. However, the relatively low values obtained for the BMP concentrations suggest that other mechanisms may also be at play.

  3. X-ray absorption spectroscopy of doped BaCeO3-BaZrO3 systems

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    Basu, S.; Sawant, P.; Varma, S.; Wani, B. N.; Bharadwaj, S. R.; Jha, S. N.; Bhattacharyya, D.

    2012-06-01

    A solid solution of BaCeO3-BaZrO3 combines the high protonic conductivity of BaCeO3 in presence of hydrogen containing atmospheres at elevated temperatures and appreciable chemical and mechanical stability of BaZrO3 towards water and CO2. EXAFS measurements on the BaCe0.8-xZrxY0.2O3-δ system with x = 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 at the Y (dopant) K-edge (17046 eV) were carried out. Two different structural phases were identified as a consequence of change in the doping concentrations.

  4. Relaxation kinetics of Sm: Ce-doped CaS phosphors

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    Paulose, P.I. [Research Centre, Department of Physics, Maharajas College, Ernakulam 682011 (India); Joseph, James [St. Pauls College, Kalamassery, Ernakulam (India); Rudra Warrier, M.K. [Research Centre, Department of Physics, Maharajas College, Ernakulam 682011 (India); Jose, Gijo [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam 686560 (India); Unnikrishnan, N.V. [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam 686560 (India)], E-mail: nvu50@yahoo.co.in

    2007-12-15

    Different samples of calcium sulphide (CaS):CaS(Sm) and CaS(Sm,Ce) phosphors have been prepared. To study the phosphorescence decay systematically, the samples were excited to a saturation using 259 nm line of xenon lamp and phosphorescence emission was monitored for a wavelength 569 nm of samarium. The trap depth has been evaluated by analyzing the decay curves. The observed decay could be explained satisfactorily by assuming a superposition scheme. The thermoluminescence properties of the doped CaS phosphors are also investigated in detail by computerized deconvolution technique of the glow curves obtained by UV irradiation.

  5. Preparation of double-doped BaCeO3 and its application in the synthesis of ammonia at atmospheric pressure

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    ZhiJie Li et al

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Perovskite-type oxides BaCe0.90Sm0.10O3−δ (BCS and BaCe0.80Gd0.10Sm0.10O3−δ (BCGS were synthesized by the sol–gel method and characterized by thermal analysis (TG-DTA, X-ray diffraction (XRD, scanning electron microscopy (SEM, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM. Using the sintered samples as solid electrolytes and silver–palladium alloy as electrodes, ammonia was synthesized from nitrogen and hydrogen at atmospheric pressure in a solid-state proton-conducting cell reactor. The maximum rate of production of ammonia was 5.82×10−9 mol s−1 cm−2.

  6. Synthesis and Electrical Conductivities of Sm2O3-CeO2 Systems

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    Song Xiwen; Peng Jun; Zhao Yongwang; Zhao Wenguang; An Shengli

    2005-01-01

    Doped Ceria nano-powders were synthesized via a Pechini-type gel rout. The specific surface area of Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 powder measured by the multilayer BET method is 41 m2.g-1. The electrical conductivities of Sm2O3-CeO2 systems were measured by the ac impedance technique in air at temperatures ranging from 513 to 900 ℃. Typical impedance spectra consist of two depressed semicircles at reduced measuring temperature and one depressed semicircle at elevated measuring temperature respectively, from which the grain interior and grain boundary conductivities were calculated. The relationship between the conductivities of Sm2O3 doped CeO2 (SDC) electrolyte and measuring temperature obeys Arrhenius equation. The grain interior conductivity of SDC varies slightly with improving sintering temperature, while the total conductivity increases with enhancing sintering temperature. The effective index has a significant effect on the ionic conductivity of ceria doped based electrolyte. When the effective index improves, the ionic conductivity increases and the apparent conductance activation energy decreases.

  7. Luminescence and scintillation properties of BaF2sbnd Ce transparent ceramic

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    Luo, Junming; Sahi, Sunil; Groza, Michael; Wang, Zhiqiang; Ma, Lun; Chen, Wei; Burger, Arnold; Kenarangui, Rasool; Sham, Tsun-Kong; Selim, Farida A.

    2016-08-01

    Cerium doped Barium Fluoride (BaF2sbnd Ce) transparent ceramic was fabricated and its luminescence and scintillation properties were studied. The photoluminescence shows the emission peaks at 310 nm and 323 nm and is related to the 5d-4f transitions in Ce3+ ion. Photo peak at 511 keV and 1274 keV were obtained with BaF2sbnd Ce transparent ceramic for Na-22 radioisotopes. Energy resolution of 13.5% at 662 keV is calculated for the BaF2sbnd Ce transparent ceramic. Light yield of 5100 photons/MeV was recorded for BaF2sbnd Ce(0.2%) ceramic and is comparable to its single crystal counterpart. Scintillation decay time measurements shows fast component of 58 ns and a relatively slow component of 434 ns under 662 keV gamma excitation. The slower component in BaF2sbnd Ce(0.2%) ceramic is about 200 ns faster than the STE emission in BaF2 host and is associated with the dipole-dipole energy transfer from the host matrix to Ce3+ luminescence center.

  8. White light generation in Ce{sup 3+}-Tb{sup 3+}-Sm{sup 3+} codoped oxyfluoroborate glasses

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    Hari Babu, B.; Ravi Kanth Kumar, V.V., E-mail: ravi.phy@pondiuni.edu.in

    2014-10-15

    Ce{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}and Sm{sup 3+} oxyfluoroborate glasses were prepared and characterized using absorption, photoluminescence and time decay spectral analysis respectively. The decrease of emission peak intensity and lifetime values of Ce{sup 3+} ions are observed by introducing Tb{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+} into glass. This is due to an efficient energy transfer from Ce{sup 3+} to Tb{sup 3+}, Sm{sup 3+}; Tb{sup 3+} to Sm{sup 3+} and cross-relaxation channels. Further, the important characteristic parameters of white light emitting materials viz., energy transfer efficiency, chromaticity color coordinates, correlated color temperature and color purity are evaluated. - Highlights: • The energy transfer from Ce{sup 3+} to Tb{sup 3+}; Sm{sup 3+} and Tb{sup 3+} to Sm{sup 3+} is studied. • CIE color coordinates fall in blue, green and white regions. • Ce{sup 3+}-Tb{sup 3+}-Sm{sup 3+} doped glasses exhibit white light emission under 312 nm excitation.

  9. Synthesis and characterization of Sm3+-doped CeO2 powders

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    LIU Guo-cong; CHEN Li-miao; DUAN Xue-chen; LIANG Da-wen

    2008-01-01

    Sm3+-doped CeO2 (denoted as Ce1-xSmxO2) powders with different morphologies were successfully synthesized via a precursor-growth-calcination approach, in which precursor was first synthesized by a hydrothermal method and Ce1-xSmxO2 powders were finally obtained through a calcination process. The products were characterized with X-ray diffractometry(XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy(FE-SEM) and fluorescence spectroscopy. The results reveal that the Ce1-xSmxO2 powders obtained by calcining the precursors prepared in the absence and presence of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) exhibit bundle- and sphere-like morphology, respectively. The possible growth process was proposed by preparing a series of intermediate morphologies during the shape evolution of CeO2 based on the SEM image observation. It is also found that the luminescence intensity of bundle-like Ce1-xSmxO2 is enhanced in comparison with that of sphere-like one due to its special morphology.

  10. Melt process of Sm-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors by thin film cold seeding

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    Fujimoto, H.; Ozaku, H.; Ohtabara, E.

    2003-10-01

    We discuss Sm123 bulks melt-processed in air and their characteristic superconducting properties for improving superconducting properties and producing a larger bulk. Isothermal undercooling growth in air with oxygen annealing and Nd123/MgO thin film cold seeding technique were applied in SmBaCuOy/Ag system to seek the high-efficiency of process, homogeneity of composition, and feasibility of batch production. We investigated process conditions such as heat treatment temperatures, compositions, seeding methods, and atmosphere. Single-domain growth of superconducting phases of a square larger than 10 mm on a side and 5 mm in thickness was achieved using this technique. Tc,onset and Tc,zero are 94 and 90 K, and Jc is 3 × 10 4 A/cm 2 at around 2 T at 77 K with a typical peak effect in the LRE system. In the case of Sm211 = 10 and 40 mol% addition, the maximum trapped magnetic field of the bulks is 1000 and 2100 G, respectively. The maximum magnetic field increases as Sm211 volume fractions increase. The result implies that melt-processed in air applying isothermal method and thin film seeding in Sm system is feasible for producing larger bulks in large scale applications.

  11. Target characterization for the 130Ba(alpha,gamma)134Ce gamma-process experiment

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    Gyürky, Gy; Farkas, J; Fülöp, Zs; Somorjai, E; Szücs, T

    2011-01-01

    In order to extend the available experimental database for the astrophysical gamma-process, the cross section measurement of the 130Ba(alpha,gamma)134Ce and 130Ba(alpha,n)133Ce reactions is in progress. The measurements are carried out using thin layers of evaporated BaCO3 as target. Since the target thickness enters directly into the calculation of the cross sections, the reliability of its determination is of crucial importance. Three different methods have been used to determine the target thickness. Details of these experiments and the obtained results are presented.

  12. Exploring the Magnetic Susceptibility of a Haldane Compound Sm2BaNiO5: Optical Spectroscopy of Sm^{3+} Kramers Doublets

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    Galkin, A. S.; Klimin, S. A.

    2016-12-01

    An optical spectroscopic study of quasi-Haldane chain nickelate Sm2BaNiO5 is presented. A temperature-dependent splitting of the ground-state Kramers doublet of the Sm^{3+} ion due to an antiferromagnetic ordering at TN = 55 K has been obtained experimentally and used to calculate the Schottky-type anomaly in magnetic susceptibility. The value of the magnetic moment of Sm^{3+} ion at zero temperature has been estimated within the model of the ground doublet. One-dimensional magnetic behavior of the nickel subsystem is emphasized.

  13. Mechanochemical synthesis of magnetically hard anisotropic RFe10Si2 powders with R representing combinations of Sm, Ce and Zr

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    Gabay, A. M.; Hadjipanayis, G. C.

    2017-01-01

    Alloy synthesis consisting of mechanical activation followed by annealing was explored as a method of manufacturing medium-grade permanent magnet materials with a reduced content of the critical rare earth elements. Four RxFe10Si2 alloys with R=Sm, Sm0.7Zr0.3, Sm0.3Ce0.3Zr0.4 and Ce0.6Zr0.4 (nominal compositions) were prepared from mixtures of Sm2O3, CeO2, ZrO2, Fe2O3 and Si powders in the presence of a reducing agent Ca and a CaO dispersant. The collected alloy particles typically consisted of few joined submicron crystals. For R=Sm, X-ray diffraction analysis reveals a significant amount of the unwanted Th2Zn17-type compound forming alongside the desired ThMn12-type 1:12 compound. A more pure 1:12 phase could be obtained for R=Ce0.6Zr0.4, but it exhibited a room-temperature coercivity of less than 1 kOe. The most pure 1:12 phase and the highest values of the coercivity (10.8 kOe) and calculated maximum energy product (13.8 MGOe) were obtained for R=Sm0.7Zr0.3 processed at 1150 °C. The calculated maximum energy products of the Sm0.3Ce0.3Zr0.4Fe10Si2 particles, with half of their rare earths constituents represented by the relatively abundant Ce, was 10.1 MGOe.

  14. Electrochemical behavior of Ce(Ⅲ) in LiF-BaF2 melts

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    LIN Rushan; YE Guoan; HE Hui; TANG Hongbin; OUYANG Yinggen

    2012-01-01

    The electrochemical behavior of Ce(Ⅲ) was investigated in the molten LiF-BaF2 (81 mo1.%-19 mol.%) on a molybdenum elec-trode in the temperature range of 1098-1188 K using cyclic voltammetry and chronopotentiometry.It was observed that CeF3 could be reduced into cerium metal in a reversible one-step process exchanging three electrons (Ce(Ⅲ)+3e-→,Ce(0)) at the operating temperatures on amolybdenum cathode.The electrochemical reduction process was controlled by the diffusion of Ce(Ⅲ) in the solution.The Ce(Ⅲ) diffusion coefficients were calculated at different temperatures and the values obeyed the Arrhenius law with an activation energy of 87.5 kJ/mol.

  15. Solid Electrolyte Based on Perovskite-type BaCeO3 and SrCeO3%BaCeO3和SrCeO3基钙钛矿型固体电解质

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    张俊英; 张中太

    2000-01-01

    综述了BaCeO3基和SrCeO3基钙钛矿型固体电解质.从结构、不同气氛中导电性方面进行了介绍,对其应用方面进行了较为详细的分析.在燃料电池、电解池、薄膜反应器、气体传感器等方面的应用分析表明这2类固体电解质有广泛的应用前景.%Solid electrolyte based on perovskite-type BaCeO3 and SrCeO3 was reviewed .Microstructure and conductivity in different atmosphere were introduced while application was analyzed in detail. Applications in fuel cell, steam electrolysis cell, membrane reactor, gas sensor indicate that these kinds of solid electrolytes may be prospective materials that can be used in many fields.

  16. Thermopower of monocrystalline RESn/sub 3/ compounds (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, and Gd)

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    Kletowski, Z. (Polska Akademia Nauk, Wroclaw. Inst. Niskich Temperatur i Badan Strukturalnych)

    1982-03-16

    The temperature dependence of the thermopower measured in monocrystalline RESn/sub 3/ compounds (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, and Gd) has been investigated between 80 and 300 K. It was found that (1) the thermopower is always positive, (2) it differs widely between the compounds in temperature dependence, and (3) CeSn/sub 3/ has a giant thermopower with a well marked maximum of 61 ..mu..V/K at 150 K.

  17. Effects of Nd, Sm, Gd, Dy, Er Dopant on Electrical Properties of BaTiO3 Ceramics

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    Hao Sue; Wei Yongde; Xing Xiaoxu

    2004-01-01

    BaTiO3 ceramics doped with various quantities of Nd2O3, Sm2O3, Gd2O3, Dy2O3 and Er2O3 were prepared respectively ( the adulterate concentrations were 0. 001,0. 002, 0. 003, 0.005, 0. 007 mol fraction) through a sol-gel method and their electrical properties were researched. It is found that each adulteration of Nd2O3, Sm2O3 Gd2O3,Dy2O3 and Er2O3 all can make the resistivity of BaTiO3 ceramics decline , especially Sm2O3 and Gd2O3. When the addition of Sm2O3 is 0. 001 mol, the resistivity is the smallest, declining from 4.0 × 1012 to 6.5 × 103 Ω different kind of rare earth exhibits different regularity. The grain resistance of BaTiO3 ceramics doped with Sm2O3 or Gd2O3 exhibits a NTC effect, at the same time the grain boundary resistance has a PTC effect, and the grain boundary resistance is much larger than the grain resistance, so the PTC effects of BaTiO3 ceramics doped with Sm2O3 or Gd2O3 originate from the grain boundary. The additions of Nd2O3 , Gd2O3 or Er2O3 make the dielectric constant and the dielectric loss of BaTiO3 ceramics change evidently, especially Nd2O3. The dielectric constant is larger than that of pure BaTiO3 ceramics, on the other hand, the dielectric loss is much lower, which is useful in capacitor fields.

  18. Structural and Dielectric Properties of Ba5RNiNb9O30(R=La, Nd and Sm) ceramics

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    XU Man; HU Changzheng; ZHANG Hui; WU Bolin

    2006-01-01

    Three novel Ba5RNiNb9O30 (R= La, Nd and Sm) ceramics were prepared and characterized in the BaO-R2O3-NiO-Nb2O5 system. All three compounds are paraelectric phases adopting the filled tetragonal tungsten bronze (TB) structure at room temperature. At 1MHz, Ba5RNiNb9O30 ceramics have a high dielectric constants in the range 193-245.3, a low dielectric loss in range 0.0059-0.0087, and the temperature coefficients of the dielectric constant (τε) in the range -1 140--1 310×10-6·℃-1.Their temperature coefficientsof the dielectric constant are significantly reduced compared to those of Ba 5RTi 3Ta 7O 30(R=La, Nd, Sm) ceramics.

  19. Thermoelectric properties of molybdenum oxides LnMo(8)O(14) (Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm)

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    Xu, Jianxiao Jackie; Sonne, Monica; Pryds, Nini

    2010-01-01

    The series LnMo8O14 (Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm) containing bicapped Mo8 clusters was synthesized via solid state reaction at 1673 K. Oxides of this type were reported to be narrow gap semiconductors. Our Seebeck coefficient measurements show that some of these reduced molybdenum oxides exhibit...

  20. Response of BaF sub 2 and YAP:Ce to heavy ions

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    Klamra, W; Moszynski, M; Norlin, L O; Novák, D; Possnert, G

    2000-01-01

    The light output and energy resolution for BaF sub 2 and YAP:Ce have been measured with sup 1 sup 6 O, sup 3 sup 5 Cl and sup 7 sup 9 Br in the energy region 8.5-34 MeV. Both crystals show a nonproportional light yield response, mostly pronounced for the lighter ions.

  1. Optical spectroscopy of Ce{sup 3+} in BaLiF{sub 3}

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    Yamaga, M.; Imai, T. [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, Gifu 501-1193 (Japan); Shimamura, K.; Fukuda, T. [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Honda, M. [Faculty of Science, Naruto University of Education, Naruto 772-8502 (Japan)

    2000-04-10

    The optical absorption spectrum of Ce{sup 3+} in BaLiF{sub 3} crystals consists of several overlapping broad bands. The Ce{sup 3+} luminescence shows broad bands due to moderate electron-phonon interaction in the 5d excited state. Three distinct Ce{sup 3+} sites in the crystal were assigned from the optical spectra. The luminescence spectrum from the dominant Ce{sup 3+} site has a large Stokes shift ({approx}8300 cm{sup -1}), whereas that from one of the two minor Ce{sup 3+} sites has a Stokes shift of half that magnitude ({approx}4400 cm{sup -1}), assuming that the excitation spectrum is almost the same as for the dominant site. The peaks of the lowest-energy absorption and luminescence bands for the other minor Ce{sup 3+} site are shifted to lower energy, and the Stokes shift energy ({approx}7800 cm{sup -1}) is close to that for the dominant site. These three Ce{sup 3+} sites are assigned to configurations of Ce{sup 3+} accompanied by different charge compensators. This assignment is consistent with preliminary electron spin-resonance results indicating that there exist two tetragonal and two orthorhombic Ce{sup 3+} centres in the absence of the cubic centre. (author)

  2. 11B NMR Study of Magnetism in RRh3B2 (R = La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu and Gd)

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    Kishimoto, Yutaka; Kawasaki, Yu; Ohno, Takashi

    2004-07-01

    In order to study the magnetism in RRh3B2 (R = La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu and Gd), 11B NMR has been measured systematically. LaRh3B2 was shown to be simply paramagnetic in the normal state, and GdRh3B2 and NdRh3B2 ferromagnetic with the well localized moments. In CeRh3B2, the K-χ plot and 1/T1 can be interpreted in a localized moment model with a large reduction in the effective moment, and a small magnetic moment is considered to be localized at the Ce site below Tc. For SmRh3B2, 1/T1 cannot be explained by the localized moment model, and it was found that the antiferromagnetic spin fluctuation exists in the paramagnetic state. The temperature dependence of 1/T1T indicates that EuRh3B2 is a weak antiferromagnet.

  3. Raman Spectra and TG-DTA of BaCe1-xEuxO3-δ Electrolyte%BaCe1-xEuxO3-δ解质的Raman谱与TG-DTA研究

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    王金霞; 简家文

    2009-01-01

    合成了初始摩尔比为Ba/(Ce+Zu)=1.0和1.1的钙钛矿型氧化物BaCe1-xEuxO3-δ(x=0.05,0.10,0.15,0.20).XRD分析表明,过量Ba的样品Ba/(Ce+Eu)=1.1已成钙钛矿单相,样品Ba/(Ce+Eu)=1.0有微量CeO2相存在.Raman谱分析表明,微量CeO2相的产生是由于高温烧结时引起一定量BaO的蒸发引起的;样品Ba/(Ce+Eu)=1.1中过量的Ba对高温烧结时BaO的蒸发起到了补偿作用.热重(TGA)和差热分析(DTA)显示,样品长期放置在空气中,会与空气中的CO2发生一定的反应.

  4. Sm doped mesoporous CeO2 nanocrystals: aqueous solution-based surfactant assisted low temperature synthesis, characterization and their improved autocatalytic activity.

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    Mandal, Bappaditya; Mondal, Aparna; Ray, Sirsendu Sekhar; Kundu, Amar

    2016-01-28

    Mesoporous Sm(3+) doped CeO2 (Ce-Sm) with a nanocrystalline framework, a high content of Ce(3+) and surface area (184 m(2) g(-1)), have been synthesized through a facile aqueous solution-based surfactant assisted route by using inorganic precursors and sodium dodecyl sulphate as a template. The XRD results indicate that the calcined Ce-Sm and even the as-prepared material have a cubic fluorite structure of CeO2 with no crystalline impurity phase. XRD studies along with HRTEM results confirmed the formation of mesoporous nanocrystalline CeO2 at a lower temperature as low as 100 °C. A detailed analysis revealed that Sm(3+) doping in CeO2 has increased the lattice volume, surface area, mesopore volume and engineered the surface defects. Higher concentrations of Ce(3+) and oxygen vacancies of Ce-Sm resulted in lowering of the band gap. It is evident from the H2-TPR results that Sm(3+) doping in CeO2 strongly modified the reduction behavior of CeO2 by shifting the bulk reduction at a much lower temperature, indicating increased oxygen mobility in the sample which enables enhanced oxygen diffusion at lower temperatures, thus promoting reducibility, i.e., the process of Ce(4+)→ Ce(3+). UV-visible transmission studies revealed improved autocatalytic performance due to easier Ce(4+)/Ce(3+) recycling in the Sm(3+) doped CeO2 nanoparticles. From the in vitro cytotoxicity of both pure CeO2 and Sm(3+) doped CeO2 calcined at 500 °C in a concentration as high as 100 μg mL(-1) (even after 120 h) on MG-63 cells, no obvious decrease in cell viability is observed, confirming their excellent biocompatibility. The presence of an increased amount of surface hydroxyl groups, mesoporosity, and surface defects have contributed towards an improved autocatalytic activity of mesoporous Ce-Sm, which appear to be a potential candidate for biomedical (antioxidant) applications.

  5. Dielectric Properties of CeO2 -Doped Ba( Zr, Ti)O3 Ceramics

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    Huang Xinyou; Gao chunhua; Chen Xiangchong; Liu Huiping; Huang Guojun; Zheng Xialian

    2004-01-01

    The influence of additive amount of CeO2 on the properties of Ba(Ti, Zr)O3 (BTZ) capacitor ceramics prepared using conventional solid-state reaction method was investigated. The dielectric constant(ε) increases to a maximum when w( CeO2 ) is about 1.0% and then decreases again at higher doping concentration of CeO2. The dielectric constant gets a maximum while w ( CeO2 ) is about 1. 0%, and the dielectric loss is minimum while w ( CeO2 ) is0.5 %. CeO2 can decrease the curie temperature, widen the εr-T peak and decrease the absolute value of dielectric constant temperature coefficient. The influence mechanism of CeO2 additive on the properties of the BTZ ceramics was discussed. The results show that CeO2 additive influences the properties of BTZ ceramics by means of forming defect solid solution , shifting curie temperature peak effect, segregating in crystal boundary , and impeding grain growth.

  6. SmBa2NbO6 Nanopowders, an Effective Percolation Network Medium for YBCO Superconductors

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    S. Vidya

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The percolation behavior of superconductor-insulator composite, YBa2Cu3O7–δ, and nano SmBa2NbO2 synthesized by modified combustion technique was studied. Particle size of nano SmBa2NBO6 was determined using transmission electron microscopy. The chemical nonreactivity of nano SmBa2NbO6 with YBCO is evident from the X-Ray diffraction study which makes it a suitable nanoceramic substrate material for high temperature superconducting films. A systematic increase in the sintered density, approaching the optimum value of the insulating nanophase is clearly observed, as the vol.% of YBCO in the composite decreases. SEM micrograph showed uniform distribution of nanopowder among the large clusters of YBCO. The obtained percolation threshold is ~26 vol% of YBCO in the composite. All the composites below the threshold value showed TC(0~92 K even though the room resistivity increases with increase in vol.% of nano SmBa2NbO6. The values of critical exponents obtained matches well with the theoretically expected ones for an ideal superconductor-insulator system.

  7. Study on Preparation and Electrical Properties of Ba1.03 Ce0.2O3-α Solid Electrolyte

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    仇立干; 马桂林; 闻荻江

    2004-01-01

    Ba1.03Ce0.8Eu0.2O3-α solid electrolyte with nonstoichiometric composition was prepared by high temperature solid-state reaction. Phase composition,surface and fracture morphologies of the specimen were characterized by using XRD and SEM,respectively. Ionic conduction was researched by gas concentration cell,the performance of hydrogen-air fuel cell was measured in the temperature range of 600~1000 ℃,and compared them with those of BaCe0.8Eu0.2O3-α and Ba0.98Ce0.8Eu0.2O3-α. The results indicate that Ba1.03Ce0.8Eu0.2O3-α is a single-phase perovskite-type orthorhombic system. It is a pure proton conductor in the temperature range of 600~1000 ℃ in hydrogen atmosphere,and its proton conduction is superior to that of BaCe0.8Eu0.2O3-α and Ba0.98Ce0.8Eu0.2O3-α. It is a mixed conductor of oxide ion and electron hole in oxygen atmosphere. At 1000 ℃,the performance of the fuel cell in which Ba1.03Ce0.8Eu0.2O3-α as electrolyte is higher than that of BaCe0.8Eu0.2O3-α or Ba0.98Ce0.8Eu0.2O3-α.

  8. Site selective spectroscopy in BaYF{sub 5}:RE{sup 3+} (RE = Eu, Sm) nano-glass–ceramics

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    Castillo, J. del, E-mail: fjvargas@ull.edu.es [Dpto. Física, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Yanes, A.C. [Dpto. Física, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Abe, S.; Smet, P.F. [LumiLab, Department of Solid State Sciences, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281-S1, 9000 Gent (Belgium); Center for Nano- and Biophotonics (NB Photonics), Ghent University (Belgium)

    2015-06-25

    Highlights: • We obtained sol–gel transparent nGCs with Eu{sup 3+}, Sm{sup 3+}-doped cubic BaYF{sub 5} nanocrystals. • Eu{sup 3+}-doped BaYF{sub 5} NCs were prepared by solvothermal method. • Their luminescent properties were studied and compared with the Eu{sup 3+}-doped nGCs. • Eu{sup 3+}/Sm{sup 3+} were used as probe ions in the nGCs to distinguish different environments. • The incorporation of a large fraction of RE ions into the BaYF{sub 5} NCs was confirmed. - Abstract: Trivalent rare-earth (RE = Eu, Sm) doped transparent nano-glass–ceramics comprising BaYF{sub 5} nanocrystals were successfully obtained by appropriate heat-treatment of the corresponding precursor sol–gel glasses. Their structural and spectroscopic properties were investigated and compared with those for Eu{sup 3+}-doped-BaYF{sub 5} nanocrystals prepared by a solvothermal method. X-ray Diffraction, Transmission Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy measurements confirmed the distribution of BaYF{sub 5} nanocrystals in the glass matrix, presenting a cubic phase structure with space group Fm-3m. In order to achieve a further structural characterization, the luminescence properties of the Eu{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+} dopants were also used as sensitive probes. The reduction in the emission intensities of hypersensitive transitions {sup 5}D{sub 0} → {sup 7}F{sub 2} and {sup 4}G{sub 5/2} → {sup 6}H{sub 9/2} for Eu{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+} ions respectively, along with time-resolved measurements, confirm the distribution of a significant fraction of RE ions into the fluoride nanocrystal environment. These results suggest that BaYF{sub 5} nano-glass–ceramics doped with Eu{sup 3+} or Sm{sup 3+} can be considered as potential red-emitting phosphors for the development of white LEDs under near UV excitation.

  9. Preparation and Characteristics of Optical Storage Material CaS:Ce3+, Sm3+

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    Lu Liping; Zhang Xiyan; Liu Quansheng; Mi Xiaoyun; Xiao Zhiyi

    2004-01-01

    CaS: Ce3+, Sm3 + optical storage material was prepared by wet-method under the reducing atmosphere. Influence of sintering atmosphere on luminescence intensity was studied to get the result that active-carbon reducing atmosphere is better. XRD analysis shows that CaS crystal structure was formed at 700 ℃. The excitation spectrum is in the range of 250 ~ 500 nm with peaks at 260.2, 353.4 and 461.2 nm, the fluorescence spectrum shows a broadband spectrum with peaks at 503, 568 and 604 nm and the emission spectrum of the sample stimulated by 980 nm laser also shows a broadband spectrum with peaks at 508,565 and 600 nm. The result of spectra analysis indicates that this material can absorb and "trap" incoming light energy from ultraviolet and visible light (Information write-in), and release that stored energy in the form of green luminescence (information read-out) upon stimulation from a longer IR wavelength. The optical storage physical mechanism was also discussed.

  10. Interlayer magnetotransport study in electron-doped Sm2-CeCuO4-

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    Takasada Shibauchi; Tsuyoshi Kawakami; Yuhki Terao; Minoru Suzuki; Lia Krusin-Elbaum

    2006-01-01

    Vortex and pseudogap states in electron-doped Sm2-CeCuO4- ( ∼ 0.14) are investigated by the interlayer transport in magnetic fields up to 45 T. To extract intrinsic properties, we fabricated small 30 nm-high mesa structures, sufficiently thin to be free of the recently reported partial decomposition problems. On cooling, the -axis resistivity ρc of the mesa structures reveals a semiconductive upturn above c, followed by a sharp superconducting transition at 20 K. When the magnetic field is applied along the -axis, ρc() shows a parallel shift without significant broadening, as also observed in the hole-doped underdoped cuprates. Above the transition we observe negative magnetoresistance (MR), which can be attributed to the field suppression of the pseudogap, whose magnitude is as small as 38 K. Our results in the ∼ 0.14 samples closely correspond to the interlayer transport behavior in the `overdoped' regime of hole-doped Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+.

  11. Sintering of Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9

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    Gao Ruifeng; Mao Zongqiang

    2007-01-01

    Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 (SDC) powder was prepared with an oxalate coprecipitation route. SDC solid solutions were sintered at various temperatures ranging from 1100~1450 ℃, and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), density measurements, and electrical conductivity measurements. The optimized processing parameters for densification were to uniaxially press the sample at 200~400 Mpa and sinter it at 1350~1400 ℃ for 4 h. The density of the sintered pellets was >90% of the theoretical density;their soakage was <0.5%;and the average grain size was 1~2 μm. The conductivities of the typical sintered specimen were 0.0133 and 0.0211 S·cm-1 at 550 and 600 ℃, respectively;Its activation energy for ionic conductivity was 0.62 eV. The dense SDC bulk material could be used as the electrolyte layer of low temperature solid oxide fuel cells.

  12. Elastic properties of yttrium-doped BaCeO3 perovskite

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    Zhang, Jianzhong; Zhao, Yusheng; Xu, Hongwu; Li, Baosheng; Weidner, Donald J.; Navrotsky, Alexandra

    2007-04-01

    Based on ambient ultrasonic measurements and x-ray diffraction under hydrostatic compression, the authors report here a comparative study of elasticity on oxygen-deficient perovskite, BaCe1-xYxO3-0.5x, with x =0.00 and 0.15. The results show that the presence of 2.5% oxygen vacancy has no measurable effect on the elastic bulk modulus. The shear modulus, however, decreases by approximately 5% in BaCe0.85Y0.15O2.925 perovskite. The differences between Y3+-doped cerate and Al3+-doped silicate suggest that the effect of oxygen vacancy on the elastic properties could be system dependent and may also be sensitive to distribution of oxygen vacancies within structures of the parent compounds.

  13. Structural transition and magnetic ordering in (Sm,Ce)FeAsO{sub (1-x)}F{sub x}

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    Hamann-Borrero, Jorge E.; Kondrat, Agnieszka; Klingeler, Ruediger; Hess, Christian; Behr, G.; Buechner, Bernd [Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, IFW Dresden (Germany); Maeter, Hemke; Klauss, Hans-Henning [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, TU Dresden (Germany); Feyerherm, Ralf; Argyriou, Dimitri [Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (Germany)

    2010-07-01

    The tetragonal to orthorhombic transition of the layered compounds (Sm,Ce)FeAsO{sub (1-x)}F{sub x} is studied by means of synchrotron X-ray diffraction, {mu}SR and resistivity. We particularly focus on the onset of the SDW and superconducting states by monitoring the structural transition temperature T{sub s} the magnetic ordering temperature T{sub N} and the critical temperature T{sub c}. In the case of SmFeAsO{sub (1-x)}F{sub x} the SDW state is only gradually suppressed upon doping until it is entirely suppressed in favour of the superconducting state. This is in contrast to CeFeAsO{sub (1-x)}F{sub x} where the SDW state is suppressed much more efficiently and where superconductivity coexists with magnetism. Moreover we do not observe any orthorhombic distortion in superconducting samples.

  14. Raman Active Phonons in RCoO3 (R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, and Dy) Perovskites

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    WANG Wei-Ran; XU Da-Peng; SU Wen-Hui; DING Zhan-Hui; XUE Yan-Feng; SONG Geng-Xin

    2005-01-01

    @@ We examine RCoO3 (R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, and Dy) perovskites prepared with the solid-state reaction method by Raman spectroscopy, and report the Raman active phonons in the RCoO3 perovskites crystallized in cubic symmetry for RCoO3 (R=La, Ce, Pr and Nd) and orthorhombic symmetry for RCoO3 (R=Sm, Eu, Gd,and Dy). It is found that the Raman spectra of RCoO3 perovskites are strongly dependent on the ionic radius.of the rare earth elements, and the frequency shift of the most intense modes of the orthorhombic samples are correlated with some structural parameters such as Co-O bond distances, ionic radius of the rare earth elements and Jahn-Teller distortion. It is clear that Raman spectroscopy has the advantage of sensitivity to structure distortion and oxygen motion.

  15. Chemically stable proton conducting doped BaCeO₃ -no more fear to SOFC wastes.

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    Kannan, Ramaiyan; Singh, Kalpana; Gill, Sukhdeep; Fürstenhaupt, Tobias; Thangadurai, Venkataraman

    2013-01-01

    Development of chemically stable proton conductors for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) will solve several issues, including cost associated with expensive inter-connectors, and long-term durability. Best known Y-doped BaCeO3 (YBC) proton conductors-based SOFCs suffer from chemical stability under SOFC by-products including CO2 and H2O. Here, for the first time, we report novel perovskite-type Ba0.5Sr0.5Ce0.6Zr0.2Gd0.1Y0.1O3-δ by substituting Sr for Ba and co-substituting Gd + Zr for Ce in YBC that showed excellent chemical stability under SOFC by-products (e.g., CO2 and H2O) and retained a high proton conductivity, key properties which were lacking since the discovery of YBCs. In situ and ex- situ powder X-ray diffraction and thermo-gravimetric analysis demonstrate superior structural stability of investigated perovskite under SOFC by-products. The electrical measurements reveal pure proton conductivity, as confirmed by an open circuit potential of 1.15 V for H2-air cell at 700°C, and merits as electrolyte for H-SOFCs.

  16. Structural and electrical properties of BaCe(Ti,Y)O3 protonic conductors

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    Pasierb, P.; Osiadły, M.; Komornicki, S.; Rekas, M.

    2011-08-01

    Barium cerate exhibits high protonic conductivity, especially when doped by suitable trivalent ions. A possible approach to get the protonic conductor stable in the presence of CO2 with relatively high protonic conductivity is the preparation of solid solutions of BaCe1-xMexO3-δ (Me = Zr, Ti) doped simultaneously with acceptor ion. In this work selected properties of series of Ba(Ce0.95Ti0.05)1-yYyO3-δ (0 ≤ y ≤ 0.2) materials prepared by solid-state reaction method were investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and direct current (DC) electrical measurements, including open cell voltage (OCV) measurements of electrochemical cells were used as experimental techniques. Structural studies have shown materials crystallized in orthorhombic Pmcn phase with the solubility limit of Y in Ba(Ce0.95Ti0.05)1-yYyO3-δ higher than 20 at.%. The DC conductivity measurements accompanied by the potentiometric OCV measurements of solid state electrochemical cells in controlled gas atmospheres (containing H2, O2 and H2O) and temperatures (500-800 °C) allowed determination of total electrical conductivity and transference numbers of oxygen, protonic and electronic defects in prepared materials. The introduction of Y increases total electrical conductivity and transference numbers for protonic defects, which was correlated with structural changes.

  17. Thin films of rare-earth (Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) oxides formed by the spray-ICP technique

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    Suzuki, M.; Kagawa, M.; Syono, Y.; Hirai, T.

    1991-07-01

    Thin films of Y 2O 3, La 2O 3, CeO 2, PrO 2, Nd 2O 3 and Sm 2O 3 were synthesized by injecting ultrasonically atomized metal nitrate solutions into a high temperature inductively coupled RF plasma above 5000 K generated under atmospheric pressure (the spray-ICP technique). Fused quartz plates and single crystal sapphire plates giving no background X-ray reflection peaks were used as substrates. About 0.4 μm thick transparent films could be prepared by 10 min of running. The films of CeO 2 and PrO 2, both belonging to the cubic flourite type, revealed (100) and (111) orientations, respectively. With the remaining oxides having A (hexagonal), B (monoclinic) and C (cubic) rare-earth structures, film orientations were A (001) for La 2O 3, A (001)+C (111) for Nd 2O 3, and C (111) for Y 2O 3. Sm 2O 3 films were composed of a phase with C (111) and an extra phase with an orientation close to (001) of A-Sm 2O 3 or its equivalent, (20 overline1) of B-Sm 2O 3.

  18. Heavy elements Ba, La, Ce, Nd, and Eu in 56 Galactic bulge red giants

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    Van der Swaelmen, M; Hill, V; Zoccali, M; Minniti, D; Ortolani, S; Gomez, A

    2016-01-01

    Aims. The aim of this work is the study of abundances of the heavy elements Ba, La, Ce, Nd, and Eu in 56 bulge giants (red giant branch and red clump) with metallicities ranging from -1.3 dex to 0.5 dex. Methods. We obtained high-resolution spectra of our giant stars using the FLAMES-UVES spectrograph on the Very Large Telescope. We inspected four bulge fields along the minor axis. Results. We measure the chemical evolution of heavy elements, as a function of metallicity, in the Galactic bulge. Conclusions. The [Ba, La, Ce, Nd/Fe] vs. [Fe/H] ratios decrease with increasing metallicity, in which aspect they differ from disc stars. In our metal-poor bulge stars, La and Ba are enhanced relative to their thick disc counterpart, while in our metal-rich bulge stars La and Ba are underabundant relative to their disc counterpart. Therefore, this contrast between bulge and discs trends indicates that bulge and (solar neighbourhood) thick disc stars could behave differently. An increase in [La, Nd/Eu] with increasing m...

  19. Electron spin-resonance study on Ce{sup 3+} in BaLiF{sub 3}

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    Yamaga, M. [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, Gifu (Japan); Honda, M. [Faculty of Science, Naruto University of Education, Naruto (Japan); Shimamura, K.; Fukuda, T. [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan); Yosida, T. [Nakanihon Automotive College, Kamo (Japan)

    2000-07-10

    Three distinct Ce{sup 3+} sites in BaLiF{sub 3} crystals estimated from the optical spectra are associated with configurations of Ce{sup 3+} accompanied by different charge compensators. This assignment is consistent with the electron spin-resonance (ESR) result that there are two tetragonal Ce{sup 3+} centres distorted along the [001] axis and two orthorhombic Ce{sup 3+} centres distorted along the [110] axis in the absence of the cubic centre. The configurations of the Ce{sup 3+} centres correspond to the substitution for Ba{sup 2+} ions along the [001] and [110] axes with Li{sup +} ions and the Ba{sup 2+}-ion vacancies along the [001] and [110] axes. The dominant component of the Ce{sup 3+} luminescence spectrum with the peak at {approx}320 nm and the large Stokes shift energy ({approx}8300 cm{sup -1}) is assigned as due to the substitution for a Ba{sup 2+} ion along the [001] axis with a Li{sup +} ion. As the ionic radius (0.74 A) of Li{sup +} is much smaller than that (1.60 A) of Ba{sup 2+}, the Li substitution produces more space, resulting in the large lattice relaxation in the 5d excited state of Ce{sup 3+}. (author)

  20. Tillandsia usneoides L, a biomonitor in the determination of Ce, La and Sm by neutron activation analysis in an industrial corridor in Central Mexico

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    Isaac-Olive, K. [Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Paseo Tollocan s/n, esq. Jesus Carranza, Toluca, 50120 Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Solis, C., E-mail: corina@fisica.unam.mx [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 04510 Mexico DF (Mexico); Martinez-Carrillo, M.A; Andrade, E. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 04510 Mexico DF (Mexico); Lopez, C.; Longoria, L.C. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ), Salazar, 50045 Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Lucho-Constantino, C.A. [Universidad Politecnica de Pachuca, Carretera Pachuca-Cd. Sahagun, Km. 20., Hidalgo, Mexico (Mexico); Beltran-Hernandez, R.I. [Centro de Investigaciones Quimicas, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo. Carretera Pachuca-Tulancingo km. 4.5, 42184, Pachuca, Hidalgo (Mexico)

    2012-04-15

    The atmosphere of the Tula Industrial Corridor in Central Mexico is contaminated due to several industries including oil refining while station monitoring in this area are limited. Lanthanides are considered fingerprint of oil refinery activities, and La, Ce and Sm have been previously detected in this area using filters. The suitability of T. usneoides as a biomonitor assessing the La, Ce and Sm concentrations in Particulate Matter is evaluated by NAA. Results of both biomonitor and filters are highly correlated.

  1. Ferroelectric properties and polarization dynamics in Ba4Sm2Ti4Ta6O30 tungsten bronze ceramics

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    Zhu, Xiao Li; Chen, Xiang Ming

    2016-04-01

    Ferroelectricity and polarization reversal dynamics in Ba4Sm2Ti4Ta6O30 tungsten bronze ceramics were investigated by measuring dielectric spectra and the evolution of hysteresis loops over a wide temperature range. With decreasing temperature, the dielectric properties and differential scanning calorimetry results showed diffuse peaks at ˜280 K with large thermal hysteresis, suggesting a first order ferroelectric transition. A dielectric relaxation was observed at low temperature that followed the Vogel-Fulcher relationship. The saturation and remanent polarizations of the Ba4Sm2Ti4Ta6O30 ceramics showed remarkable dependence on the applied field and temperature. The temperature dependence of the coercive field was divided into three linear regions and fitted to the Vopsaroiu model. Activation energies for polarization reversal of 0.73, 0.79, and 0.65 eV were determined for the following three regions: (I) the diffuse ferroelectric transition region (323.15-293.15 K), (II) the region just below the ferroelectric transition temperature (293.15-233.15 K), and (III) the low temperature relaxation region (233.15-173.15 K), respectively. The decrease of the activation energy in region III was attributed to the low temperature relaxation of Ba4Sm2Ti4Ta6O30.

  2. Electrical properties of nanocrystalline Ce(0.8)Sm(0.2)O(2-delta) and Ce(1-x)Gd(x)O(2-delta) (0.1 SOFC.

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    Choi, J W; Hwang, H K; Nam, S W; Park, K

    2010-11-01

    Ce(0.8)Sm(0.2)O(2-delta) and Ce(1-x)Gd(x)O(2-delta) (0.1 < or = x < or = 0.3) nano-sized powders were successfully synthesized by the solution combustion synthesis process. The calcined nanopowders showed a ceria-based single phase with a cubic fluorite structure. In this study, we discussed the structural and electrical characteristics of the sintered Ce(0.8)Sm(0.2)O(2-delta) and Ce(1-x)Gd(x)O(2-delta). We obtained high-quality Ce(0.8)Sm(0.2)O(2-delta) and Ce(1-x)Gd(x)O(2-delta) ceramics with a high density, ultra-fine grain size, and high electrical conductivity even at low sintering temperature using the nanosized powders. The electrical conductivities at 800 degrees C for the Ce(0.8)Sm(0.2)O(2-delta) sintered at 1400 degrees C and the Ce(0.8)Gd(0.2)O(2-delta) sintered at 1350 degrees C were 0.110 and 0.104 Scm(-1), respectively.

  3. In-situ transmission electron microscopy study of oxygen vacancy ordering and dislocation annihilation in undoped and Sm-doped CeO2 ceramics during redox processes

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    Ding, Yong; Chen, Yu; Pradel, Ken C.; Liu, Meilin; Lin Wang, Zhong

    2016-12-01

    Ceria (CeO2) based ceramics have been widely used for many applications due to their unique ionic, electronic, and catalytic properties. Here, we report our findings in investigating into the redox processes of undoped and Sm-doped CeO2 ceramics stimulated by high-energy electron beam irradiation within a transmission electron microscope (TEM). The reduced structure with oxygen vacancy ordering has been identified as the CeO1.68 (C-Ce2O3+δ) phase via high-resolution TEM. The reduction of Ce4+ to Ce3+ has been monitored by electron energy-loss spectroscopy. The decreased electronic conductivity of the Sm-doped CeO2 (Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9, SDC) is revealed by electron holography, as positive electrostatic charges accumulated at the surfaces of SDC grains under electron beam irradiation, but not at CeO2 grains. The formation of the reduced CeO1.68 domains corresponds to lattice expansion compared to the CeO2 matrix. Therefore, the growth of CeO1.68 nuclei builds up strain inside the matrix, causing annihilation of dislocations inside the grains. By using in-situ high-resolution TEM and a fast OneView camera recording system, we investigated dislocation motion inside both CeO2 and SDC grains under electron beam irradiation. The dislocations prefer to dissociate into Shockley partials bounded by stacking faults. Then, the partials can easily glide in the {111} planes to reach the grain surfaces. Even the Lomer-Cottrell lock can be swept away by the phase change induced strain field. Our results revealed the high mobility of dislocations inside CeO2 and SDC grains during their respective redox processes.

  4. Fabrication of novel electrolyte-layer free fuel cell with semi-ionic conductor (Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ- Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9) and Schottky barrier

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    Afzal, Muhammad; Saleemi, Mohsin; Wang, Baoyuan; Xia, Chen; Zhang, Wei; He, Yunjuan; Jayasuriya, Jeevan; Zhu, Bin

    2016-10-01

    Perovskite Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ (BSCF) is synthesized via a chemical co-precipitation technique for a low temperature solid oxide fuel cell (LTSOFC) (300-600 °C) and electrolyte-layer free fuel cell (EFFC) in a comprehensive study. The EFFC with a homogeneous mixture of samarium doped ceria (SDC): BSCF (60%:40% by weight) which is rather similar to the cathode (SDC: BSCF in 50%:50% by weight) used for a three layer SOFC demonstrates peak power densities up to 655 mW/cm2, while a three layer (anode/electrolyte/cathode) SOFC has reached only 425 mW/cm2 at 550 °C. Chemical phase, crystal structure and morphology of the as-prepared sample are characterized by X-ray diffraction and field emission scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive spectroscopy. The electrochemical performances of 3-layer SOFC and EFFC are studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). As-prepared BSCF has exhibited a maximum conductivity above 300 S/cm at 550 °C. High performance of the EFFC device corresponds to a balanced combination between ionic and electronic (holes) conduction characteristic. The Schottky barrier prevents the EFFC from the electronic short circuiting problem which also enhances power output. The results provide a new way to produce highly effective cathode materials for LTSOFC and semiconductor designs for EFFC functions using a semiconducting-ionic material.

  5. Synthesis and spectral analysis of Sm:BaB{sub 4}O{sub 7} microfibers embedded in borate glass

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    Dwivedi, Y., E-mail: yashjidwivedi@gmail.com [Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, CP 369, 13560-970 São Carlos, SP (Brazil); Physics Department, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, Kurukshetra, Haryana 136119 (India); Zilio, S.C. [Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, CP 369, 13560-970 São Carlos, SP (Brazil); Rai, S.B. [Laser and Spectroscopy Laboratory, Physics Department, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP221005 (India)

    2014-11-15

    The present article reports synthesis and spectroscopic analysis of Sm:BaB{sub 4}O{sub 7} microfibers embedded in borate glass. Structural analysis, using TEM, XRD techniques, revealed the formation of fibre shaped BaB{sub 4}O{sub 7} crystals. A bright red dominated orange–red emission was observed, on 355 nm and 532 nm excitations, in ceramic sample. Higher emission and absorption higher cross-sections were observed in the ceramic sample than its glass counterpart. We have monitored 45% enhancement in emission intensity ratio ({sup 4}G{sub 5/2}→{sup 6}H{sub 9/2}/G{sub 5/2}→{sup 6}H{sub 5/2}) in glass–ceramic sample due to significant increment in electric dipole transition. Time resolved analysis explored a significant alteration in the excited state relaxation process due to annealing. Several radiative parameters like stimulated emission cross-section, branching ratio, quantum efficiency etc. were estimated to explore lasing possibility in glass and ceramic samples. We found that the quantum efficiency increases from 60.4% in glass to 62.7% in Sm:BaB{sub 4}O{sub 7} microfibers embedded in glass. - Highlights: • Synthesis of fibre shaped surface crystallized Sm:BaB{sub 4}O{sub 7} reported in borate glass. • Strong red PL reported at various physical conditions on 532 and 355 nm excitations. • Effect of fibre growth on absorption, PL, decay dynamics was investigated. • J–O model used to calculate branching ratio, radiative lifetime, quantum efficiency. • Stimulated emission cross-section, bandwidth, gain enhances several times in fibres.

  6. Influence of Ce, Nd, Sm and Gd oxides on the properties of alkaline-earth borosilicate glass sealant

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    Nibedita Sasmal; Mrinmoy Garai; Basudeb Karmakar

    2016-01-01

    In this study, the influence of CeO2, Nd2O3, Sm2O3 and Gd2O3 on various properties of the melt-quench route derived SrO–CaO–ZnO–B2O3–SiO2 glass have been investigated. Both the precursor glasses and heat treated glasses are characterized by dilatometry, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The density and coefficient of ...

  7. Synthesis of Ba-doped CeO{sub 2} nanowires and their application as humidity sensors

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    Zhang Zuwei [Department of Applied Physics, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Hu Chenguo [Department of Applied Physics, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Xiong Yufeng [National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100080 (China); Yang Rusen [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 (United States); Wang Zhonglin [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 (United States)

    2007-11-21

    Ba-doped CeO{sub 2} nanowires were obtained from CeO{sub 2} particles through a facile composite-hydroxide-mediated (CHM) route. The products were characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM). The formation process of the product was discussed. Humidity sensors based on the source material CeO{sub 2} particles, Ba-doped CeO{sub 2} nanowires grown for 12 and 72 h, were fabricated. The responses to humidity for static and dynamic testing proved that both doping Ba into CeO{sub 2} and converting morphology into a nanowire can improve the humidity sensitivity. The resistance changes from 465 to 3.9 M{omega} as the relative humidity (RH) increases from 25% to 88%, indicating promising applications of Ba-doped CeO{sub 2} nanowires in environmental monitoring.

  8. Mixed Conduction in BaCe08Pr0.2O3- α Ceramic

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    Mao-yuan Wang; Li-gan Qiu

    2008-01-01

    BaCe0.8Pr0.2O3-α ceramic was synthesized by high temperature solid-state reaction. The structural char- acteristics and the phase purity of the crystal were determined using powder X-ray diffraction analysis. By using the methods of AC impedance spectroscopy, gas concentration cell and electrochemical pumping of hydrogen, the conductivity and ionic transport number of BaCe0.8Pr0.2O3-α were measured, and the elec- trical conduction behavior of the material was investigated in different gases in the temperature range of 500-900 ℃. The results indicate that the material was of a single perovskite-type orthorhombic phase. Prom 500 ℃ to 900 ℃, electronic-hole conduction was dominant in dry and wet oxygen, air or nitrogen, and the total conductivity of the material increased slightly with increasing oxygen partial pressure in the oxygen partial pressure range studied. Ionic conduction was dominant in wet hydrogen, and the total conductivity was about one or two orders of magnitude higher than that in hydrogen-free atmosphere (oxygen, air or nitrogen).

  9. Preparation and Electrical Properties of Proton Conductors of BaCe1-x Yx O3-δ%BaCe1-x Yx O3-δ质子导体的制备与性能

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    王金霞; 王斯婷

    2005-01-01

    采用高温固相合成法制备出掺杂Y3+的BaCeO3电解质BaCe1-xYxO3-δ(x=0.10~0.30). XRD谱分析结果表明,样品均为正交钙钛矿结构; 氧空位、缺陷缔合和固深度均对样品的质子电导率与掺杂浓度有一定影响.

  10. Ionic Conduction in Ba0.95Ce0.8Ho0.2O3-α

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    WANG,Mao-Yuan; QIU,Li-Gan; MA,Gui-Lin

    2007-01-01

    Ba0.95Ce0.8Ho0.2O3-α was prepared by high temperature solid-state reaction. X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern showed that the material was of a single perovskite-type orthorhombic phase. Using the material as solid electrolyte and porous platinum as electrodes, the measurements of ionic transport number and conductivity of Ba0.95Ce0.8Ho0.2O3-α were performed by gas concentration cell and ac impedance spectroscopy methods in the temperature range of 600-1000 ℃ in wet hydrogen, dry and wet air respectively. Ionic conduction of the material was investigated and compared with that of BaCe0.8Ho0.2O3-α. The results indicated that Ba0.95Ce0.8Ho0.2O3-α was a pure protonic conductor with the protonic transport number of 1 during 600-700 ℃ in wet hydrogen, a mixed conductor of protons and electrons with the protonic transport number of 0.97-0.93 in 800-1000 ℃. But BaCe0.8Ho0.2O3-α was almost a pure protonic conductor with the protonic transport number of 1 in 600-900 ℃ and 0.99 at 1000 ℃ in wet hydrogen. In dry air and in the temperature range of 600-1000 ℃, they were both mixed conductors of oxide ions and electronic holes, and the oxide-ionic transport numbers were 0.24-0.33 and 0.17-0.30 respectively. In wet air and in the temperature range of 600-1000 ℃, they were both mixed conductors of protons, oxide ions and electronic holes, the protonic transport numbers were 0.11-0.00 and 0.09-0.01 respectively, and the oxide-ionic transport numbers were 0.41-0.33 and 0.27-0.30 respectively. Protonic conductivity of Ba0.95Ce0.8Ho0.2O3-α in both wet hydrogen and wet air was higher than that of BaCe0.8Ho0.2O3-α in 600-800 ℃, but lower in 900-1000 ℃. Oxide-ionic conductivity of the material was higher than that of BaCe0.8Ho0.2O3-α in both dry air and wet air in 600-1000 ℃.

  11. Enhanced stability of Zr-doped Ba(CeTb)O(3-δ)-Ni cermet membrane for hydrogen separation.

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    Wei, Yanying; Xue, Jian; Fang, Wei; Chen, Yan; Wang, Haihui; Caro, Jürgen

    2015-07-25

    A mixed protonic and electronic conductor material BaCe(0.85)Tb(0.05)Zr(0.1)O(3-δ) (BCTZ) is prepared and a Ni-BCTZ cermet membrane is synthesized for hydrogen separation. Stable hydrogen permeation fluxes can be obtained for over 100 h through the Ni-BCTZ membrane in both dry and humid conditions, which exhibits an excellent stability compared with Ni-BaCe(0.95)Tb(0.05)O(3-δ) membrane due to the Zr doping.

  12. White light generation of glass ceramics containing Ba2LaF7: Eu2+,Tb3+ and Sm3+ nanocrystals

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    Yang Xu; Shuo Cui; Hengyi Fu; Jiangyun Qian; Qun Luo; Xusheng Qiao; Xianping Fan; Xianghua Zhang

    2012-01-01

    The Eu2+/Tb3+/Sm3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glass ceramics containing Ba2LaF7 nanocrystals are prepared in the reducing atmosphere. The X-ray diffraction results show that Eu2+,Tb3+ and Sm3+ ions are enriched into the precipitated Ba2LaF7 nanophase after the annealing process.It deduces efficient energy transfers from Eu2+ to Tb3+ and Sm3+ and intenses warm white luminescence of the glass ceramics.Comparing with the glass,the luminescence quantum yield of the glass ceramics is also enlarged by about 3 times. This demonstrates the potential white light-emitting diode application of the glass ceramics produced in this letter.%The Eu2+/Tb3+/Sm3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glass ceramics containing Ba2LaF7 nanocrystals are prepared in the reducing atmosphere. The X-ray diffraction results show that Eu2+, Tb3+ and Sm3+ ions are enriched into the precipitated Ba2LaF7 nanophase after the annealing process. It deduces efficient energy transfers from Eu2+ to Tb3+ and Sm3+ and intenses warm white luminescence of the glass ceramics. Comparing with the glass, the luminescence quantum yield of the glass ceramics is also enlarged by about 3 times. This demonstrates the potential white light-emitting diode application of the glass ceramics produced in this letter.

  13. Structural, dielectric and electrical properties of CaBa4SmTi3Nb7O30 ferroelectric ceramic

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    Prasun Ganguly; A K Jha

    2011-07-01

    The polycrystalline sample of CaBa4SmTi3Nb7O30, a member of tungsten bronze family, was prepared by solid-state reaction method. X-ray diffraction analysis shows the formation of single-phase compound with an orthorhombic structure at room temperature. Scanning electron micrograph of the material shows uniform distribution of grains. Detailed studies of dielectric properties of the compound as a function of temperature at different frequencies suggest that the compound has a dielectric anomaly of ferroelectric to paraelectric type at 198°C, and exhibits non-relaxor kind of diffuse phase transition. The ferroelectric nature of the compound has been confirmed by recording polarization–electric field hysteresis loop. Piezoelectric and pyroelectric studies of the compound have been discussed in this paper. Electrical properties of the material have been analyzed using complex impedance technique. The Nyquist plots manifest the contribution of grain boundaries (at higher temperature), in addition to granular contribution (at all temperatures) to the overall impedance. The temperature dependence of dc conductivity suggests that the compound has negative temperature coefficient of resistance (NTCR) behaviour. The frequency dependence of ac conductivity is found to obey Jonscher’s universal power law. The observed properties have been compared with calcium free Ba5SmTi3Nb7O30 compound.

  14. Coexistence phenomenon of Ce(3+)-Ce(4+) and Eu(2+)-Eu(3+) in Ce/Eu co-doped LiBaB9O15 phosphor: luminescence and energy transfer.

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    Li, Ting; Li, Panlai; Wang, Zhijun; Xu, Shuchao; Bai, Qiongyu; Yang, Zhiping

    2017-02-01

    Ce/Eu-doped LiBaB9O15 (LBB) samples were prepared via conventional high temperature solid state reactions. The XRD patterns, crystal structures, luminescence properties, and decay times were investigated systematically. Ce(3+) ions exist in LBB:xCe(3+) that were synthesized in a reducing atmosphere and in an air atmosphere. However, we observed Eu(2+) ions in LBB:yEu(2+) in a reducing atmosphere and Eu(3+) ions in LBB:zEu(3+) in an air atmosphere. LBB:0.05Ce(3+),yEu(2+) phosphors synthesized in a reducing atmosphere only possess Ce(3+) and Eu(2+) and exhibit a broad excitation band ranging from 350 to 425 nm. A reduction phenomenon of Eu(3+) → Eu(2+) and coexistence of Ce(4+), Ce(3+), Eu(2+) and Eu(3+) were observed when LBB:0.05Ce,wEu phosphors were synthesized in an air atmosphere. There are three processes in LBB:0.05Ce,wEu, i.e., energy transfers from Ce(3+) to Eu(2+) and from Eu(2+) to Eu(3+), and metal-metal charge transfer (MMCT) between Ce(3+) and Eu(3+). Moreover, the MMCT process is dominant in LBB:0.05Ce,wEu due to less efficient energy transfer from Ce(3+) to Eu(2+). Moreover, the CIE coordinates of LBB:0.05Ce,wEu vary systematically from light blue (0.313, 0.129) to red (0.589, 0.315) for LBB:0.05Ce(3+),wEu synthesized in air with the changes in Eu ion concentration. Thus, we can control the color by controlling the synthesis atmospheres.

  15. Phase conjugator with two coherent beams in a BaTiO3: Ce crystal

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    武建劳; 谢平; 戴建华; 张洪钧

    2000-01-01

    A phase conjugator which includes two coherent beams that are incident upon one of a-faces of a BaTiO3: Ce crystal without internal reflection is performed experimentally. Based on the four-wave mixing, the mechanism of this conjugator is investigated numerically. in comparison with the cor-responding self-pumped phase conjugator, the phase-conjugate behavior of this conjugator is estab-lished much more quickly, its phase conjugate reflectivity is greater in some cases and the intensity threshold is lower by over two orders of magnitude. The configuration of this conjugator is easy to per-form because the output response exists over a wide range of angular and lateral positions of the two incident beams on the crystal.

  16. Structure and magnetic properties of Ba{sub 5}Ce{sub 1.25}Mn{sub 3.75}O{sub 15}, a new 10H-polytype in the Ba-Ce-Mn-O system

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    Macias, Mario A. [Grupo de Investigacion en Quimica Estructural (GIQUE), Universidad Industrial de Santander, A.A. 678, Carrera 27, Calle 9, Ciudad Universitaria, Bucaramanga (Colombia); Mentre, Olivier [Universite Lille Nord de France, Unite de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide, Equipe Chimie du Solide, Avenue Dimitri Mendeleieev, Batiment C7, ENSCL/UST Lille 1, BP 90108, 59652 Villeneuve d' Ascq Cedex (France); Colis, Silviu [Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS), UMR 7504 UDS-CNRS (UDS-ECPM), 23 rue du Loess, BP 43, F-67034 Strasbourg Cedex 2 (France); Cuello, Gabriel J. [Institut Laue Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz BP 156, F-38042 Grenoble cedex 9 (France); Gauthier, Gilles H., E-mail: gilgau@uis.edu.co [Grupo de Investigacion en Quimica Estructural (GIQUE), Universidad Industrial de Santander, A.A. 678, Carrera 27, Calle 9, Ciudad Universitaria, Bucaramanga (Colombia); CEA, LITEN, Laboratoire d' Innovation Technologique et des Energies Nouvelles, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble (France)

    2013-02-15

    Based on the peculiar magnetic properties that are observed in pseudo one-dimensional manganites, we decided to synthesize the new Ba{sub 5}Ce{sub 1.25}Mn{sub 3.75}O{sub 15} compound. The preparation was performed by solid state reaction in air at about 1350 Degree-Sign C, for which we found that the compound crystallizes in a hexagonal symmetry with space group P6{sub 3}/mmc (No-194) and cell parameters a=b=5.7861(2) A and c=23.902(1) A. The structural description was correlated with neutron diffraction and bond valence calculations, confirming the presence of Ce{sup 4+} and Mn{sup 4+} segregated in the different crystallographic positions. Ba{sub 5}Ce{sub 1.25}Mn{sub 3.75}O{sub 15} displays evidence for strong AFM couplings already set at room temperature. The main arrangement of Mn{sup 4+} in magnetically isolated tetramers of face-sharing octahedra is responsible for a metamagnetic-like transition around 50 K. - Graphical abstract: The new Ba{sub 5}Ce{sub 1.25}Mn{sub 3.75}O{sub 15} polytype shows strong AFM couplings in magnetically isolated [Ce{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 3.75}O{sub 15}] tetramers of face-sharing octahedral, resulting in a metamagnetic-like transition around 50 K. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ba{sub 5}Ce{sub 1.25}Mn{sub 3.75}O{sub 15}, a new 10H polytype, has been prepared in the Ba-Ce-Mn-O system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The compound crystallizes in the P6{sub 3}/mmc space group with (cchhh){sub 2} stacking sequence. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer [Ce{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 3.75}O{sub 15}] tetramers are separated by [CeO{sub 6}] octahedra in the structure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Instead of robust AFM ordering, a metamagnetic-like transition is found around 50 K.

  17. Ba2Mg(BO3)2:Ce3+,Eu2+,Na+: A potential single-phased two colour borate phosphor for white light-emitting diodes

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    PAN Zaifa; XU Juan; ZHU Chengjing; LIU Wenhan; WANG Lili

    2012-01-01

    A two colour phosphor Ba2Mg(BO3)2:Ce3+,Eu2+,Na+ was synthesized using solid-state reaction method.Luminescence of Ba2Mg(BO3)2:Ce3+,Eu2+,Na+ showed 416 and 618 nm emission bands attributed to Ce3+ and Eu2+ emission,respectively.Energy transfer occurred from Ce3+ to Eu2+ through a significant overlap of Eu2+ excitation spectrum with Ce3+ emission spectrum in Ba2Mg(BO3)2.They also showed that under the excitation of UV radiation,bluish or yellowish white light was generated by coupling a broad blue emission band and a red emission band.By combining with green phosphor,Ba2Mg(BO3):Ce3+,Eu2+,Na+ phosphor showed potential application for white light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

  18. Ionic conduction in Ba_xCe_(0.8)Pr_(0.2)O_(3-α)

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    WANG Maoyuan; QIU Ligan; SUN Yufeng

    2009-01-01

    Ba_xCe_(0.8)Pr_(0.2)O_(3-α)(X=0.98-1.03) ceramics were prepared by high temperature solid-state reaction. X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns showed that the materials were perovskite-type orthorhombic single phase. By using gas concentration cell and AC impedance spectroscopy methods, the electrical conduction behavior of the materials was investigated in different gases at 500-900 ℃. The influence of non-stoichiometry in the materials with x≠1 on conduction properties was studied and compared with that in the material with x=1. The results indicated that Ba_(1.03)Ce_(0.8)Pr_(0.2)O_(3-α) was a pure protonic conductor, and Ba_(0.98)Ce_(0.8)Pr_(0.2)O_(3-α) was a mixed conductor of protons and electrons in wet hydrogen at 500-900 ℃. BaCe_(0.8)Pr_(0.2)O_(3-α) was a pure protonic conductor in 500-600 ℃, and a mixed conductor of protons and electrons above 600℃ in wet hydrogen. In 500-900℃, they were all mixed conductors of oxide ions and electronic holes in dry air, and mixed con-ductors of protons, oxide ions and electronic holes in wet air. Both the protonic and oxide ionic conductivities increased with increasing bar-ium content in the materials in wet hydrogen, dry air and wet air, respectively.

  19. Luminescent properties of Ce3+-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics containing BaGdF5 nanocrystals

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    王倩; 欧阳绍业; 张为欢; 杨斌; 张约品; 夏海平

    2015-01-01

    The transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics containing BaGdF5 nanocrystals were prepared with a composition of 42SiO2-12Na2O-16Al2O3-24BaF2-4Gd2O3-2CeF3 (mol.%) by thermal treatment technology. The typical DSC curve, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) patterns were measured. The transmission spectra and luminescent properties were in-vestigated. The decay times of the Gd3+ions at 312 nm excited with 275 nm for the Ce3+ions doped glass and glass ceramics speci-mens and the energy transfer process between Gd3+ions and Ce3+ions were also studied. The XRD analysis and the TEM images confirmed the generation of the spherical BaGdF5 nanocrystals. Compared with the PG specimen, the intensity of the luminescence spectra of the glass ceramics specimens was apparently enhanced with the heat treatment temperature increasing, and a blue shift in the excitation spectra and the emission spectra of glass ceramics specimens was obviously observed. In the fluorescence decay curves of the Gd3+ions, it could be obviously observed that the fluorescent intensity decays in the Ce3+ions doped glass and glass ceramics specimens decreased rapidly with the increase of the heat treatment temperature. In addition, the energy transfer efficiency from Gd3+ions to Ce3+ions was also calculated.

  20. Hydrogen content in doped and undoped BaPrO3 and BaCeO3 by cold neutron prompt-gamma activation analysis

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    Jones, Camille Y.; WU, Jian; Li, Liping; Haile, Sossina M.

    2005-01-01

    Proton uptake in undoped and Y-doped BaPrO3 has been measured by cold neutron prompt-gamma activation analysis, and compared to the proton uptake in Gd-doped BaCeO3, as determined by the same technique. The conventional proton incorporation model of perovskites in which oxygen ion vacancies, generated by the introduction of the trivalent dopant onto the tetravalent perovskite site, are filled with hydroxyl groups upon exposure of the sample to H2O containing atmospheres, predicts that the pro...

  1. Investigation about thermophysical properties of Ln{sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 7} (Ln = Sm, Er and Yb) oxides for thermal barrier coatings

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    Hongsong, Zhang, E-mail: zhs761128@163.com [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Henan Institute of Engineering, Zhengzhou 450007 (China); Jianguo, Lv [City College, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650050 (China); Gang, Li; Zheng, Zhang; Xinli, Wang [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Henan Institute of Engineering, Zhengzhou 450007 (China)

    2012-12-15

    Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ► We successfully prepared three types of new rare earth cerium oxides. ► We measured their thermophysical properties. ► These new ceramics can be explored as candidate ceramics for thermal barrier coatings. -- Abstract: Three kinds of rare earth cerium oxides – Ln{sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 7} (Ln = Sm, Er and Yb) were prepared by solid state reaction method. Their phase compositions, microstructures and thermophysical properties were investigated. Results of X-ray diffraction reveal that pure Ln{sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 7} (Ln = Sm, Er and Yb) oxides with fluorite structure are successfully synthesized in the current research. Scanning electrical microscopy results show that their microstructures are dense and no other un-reacted oxides or inter-phases exist in the interfaces between grains. Their thermal expansion coefficients are higher than those of YSZ, while their thermal conductivities are lower than those of YSZ. The decreasing ionic radius from Sm{sup 3+} to Yb{sup 3+} results in the descending thermal expansion coefficients from Sm{sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 7} to Yb{sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 7}. The effective phonon scattering by atomic weight difference contributes to the decreasing thermal conductivities from Sm{sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 7} to Yb{sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 7}. These results imply that synthesized rare earth cerium oxides have potentials to be used as novel candidate materials for thermal barrier coatings in the future.

  2. Study on BaO-Sm2O3-TiO2 Microwave Dielectric Ceramics Doped with Bismuth and Zinc

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    2006-01-01

    BaO-Sm2O3-TiO2 microwave dielectric ceramics doped with Bi and Zn was studied. The experiment was based on BST microwave dielectric ceramics doped with Bi2O3, which is shown by Ba4(Sm1-yBiy)28/3Ti18O54. When y=0.15, ZnO was added and the effects of ZnO on this system were studied. The result shows that the dielectric characteristics of BST microwave dielectric ceramics are the most excellent when the content of ZnO is 3%, and the optimal sintering temperature is 1200 ℃.

  3. Effects of NiO on the conductivity of Ce0.85Sm0.15O1.925 and on electrochemical properties of the cathode/electrolyte interface

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    Wang, Haopeng; Liu, Xiaomei; Bi, Hailin; Yu, Shenglong; Han, Fei; Sun, Jialing; Zhu, Lili; Yu, Huamin; Pei, Li

    2016-07-01

    Ce0.85Sm0.15O1.925 (SDC) and Ce0.85Sm0.15O1.925-0.5 at.% NiO (SDCN) are investigated as electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Impedance spectroscopy measurements reveal that the grain boundary resistance can be significantly reduced by adding 0.5 at.% NiO to SDC. Symmetric cells of the BaCo0.7Fe0.2Nb0.1O3-δ (BCFN) electrode on SDC and SDCN electrolytes are fabricated and the electrochemical properties of the electrode/electrolyte interface are investigated. The polarization resistance of the BCFN electrode on the SDCN electrolyte is much lower than that of the BCFN electrode on the SDC electrolyte, mainly because of the increase in the electrolyte conductivity and the decrease in the Si content at the electrode/electrolyte interface. NiO is able to restrict the diffusion of the siliceous impurity from the electrolyte to the electrode/electrolyte interface. Single cells based on SDC and SDCN electrolytes are fabricated using Ni0.9Cu0.1Ox-SDC as the anode and BCFN as the cathode. At 800 °C, the maximum power density of the SDCN-based cell is 0.745 W cm-2, which is much higher than that of the SDC-based cell.

  4. Photoluminescence properties of BaMoO4:RE3+ (RE = Eu, Sm, Dy, Tb, Tm) phosphors

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    Cho, Shinho

    2016-11-01

    Rare-earth (RE)-activated barium molybdate phosphors for multicolor display applications were synthesized with different activator ions via a solid-state reaction. The effects of the activator ions on the structural, morphological, and optical properties of barium molybdate phosphors were investigated. The XRD spectra of all the phosphors, regardless of the activator ion, exhibited that the main peak of the phosphors occurred at the (112) plane, indicating the tetragonal BaMoO4 structure. The crystalline particles exhibited a tendency to agglomerate with irregular shapes and sizes. The emission spectra of RE-ion-doped BaMoO4 phosphors under ultraviolet excitation consisted of multicolor emissions: blue for Tm3+ activator ions, green for Tb3+ activator ions, yellow for Dy3+ activator ions, reddish orange for Eu3+ activator ions, and red for Sm3+ activator ions. These results suggest that multicolor emission can be realized by incorporating appropriate activator ions into the BaMoO4 host lattice.

  5. Molecular Beam Epitaxy Growth of Superconducting Ba1-xKxFe2As2 and SmFeAs(O,F) Films

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    Ueda, Shinya; Takeda, Soichiro; Takano, Shiro; Mitsuda, Akihiro; Naito, Michio

    2012-01-01

    We report the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth of the iron-based superconductors, Ba1-xKxFe2As2 and SmFeAs(O,F). In the growth of Ba1-xKxFe2As2 films, the key to incorporating volatile K in films is low-temperature (≤350 °C) growth in reduced As flux. The highest Tc thus far obtained is Tcon (Tcend) = 38.0 K (35.8 K). In the growth of superconducting SmFeAs(O,F), we adopted two methods. In the first method, we first grew pristine SmFeAsO films, and subsequently introduced F into the films by diffusion from an overlayer of SmF3. In the second method, we grew as-grown superconducting SmFeAs(O,F) films by coevaporating Sm, SmF3, Fe, and As. Thus far, better results have been obtained by the first F diffusion method. The films prepared by F diffusion showed Tcon (Tcend) = 56.5 K (55.3 K), whereas the as-grown films showed Tcon (Tcend) = 51.5 K (48.0 K).

  6. Transient-field g-factor measurement of the first 2 sup + states in the N=82 nuclei sup 140 Ce, sup 142 Nd and sup 144 Sm

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    Bazzacco, D.; Brandolini, F.; Loewenich, K.; Pavan, P.; Rossi-Alvarez, C.; Maglione, E. (Dipt. di Fisica, Padua Univ. (Italy) Ist. Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Padua (Italy)); De Poli, M.; Haque, A.M.I. (Ist. Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Lab. Nazionale di Legnaro (Italy))

    1991-10-28

    The g-factor of the first 2{sup +} states in three stable N=82 nuclei, {sup 140}Ce, {sup 142}Nd and {sup 144}Sm, have been measured using the transient magnetic field technique. The levels under study were Coulomb excited with 110-116 MeV {sup 32}S beams and spin precession after passing a thin polarized iron foil was measured. The field strength has been checked using the first 2{sup +} state in {sup 148}Sm as internal calibration. The obtained values were 0.97(9), 0.84(7), 0.76(11) for {sup 140}Ce, {sup 142}Nd and {sup 144}Sm, respectively. These remarkably lower values with respect to shell-model predictions in a proton subspace are explained in terms of neutron core excitation by quasiparticle random-phase-approximation calculations. (orig.).

  7. System Life Cycle Evaluation(SM) (SLiCE): harmonizing water treatment systems with implementers' needs.

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    Goodman, Joseph; Caravati, Kevin; Foote, Andrew; Nelson, Molly; Woods, Emily

    2013-06-01

    One of the methods proposed to improve access to clean drinking water is the mobile packaged water treatment system (MPWTS). The lack of published system performance comparisons combined with the diversity of technology available and intended operating conditions make it difficult for stakeholders to choose the system best suited for their application. MPWTS are often deployed in emergency situations, making selection of the appropriate system crucial to avoiding wasted resources and loss of life. Measurable critical-to-quality characteristics (CTQs) and a system selection tool for MPWTS were developed by utilizing relevant literature, including field studies, and implementing and comparing seven different MPWTS. The proposed System Life Cycle Evaluation (SLiCE) method uses these CTQs to evaluate the diversity in system performance and harmonize relevant performance with stakeholder preference via a selection tool. Agencies and field workers can use SLiCE results to inform and drive decision-making. The evaluation and selection tool also serves as a catalyst for communicating system performance, common design flaws, and stakeholder needs to system manufacturers. The SLiCE framework can be adopted into other emerging system technologies to communicate system performance over the life cycle of use.

  8. Photoluminescence properties of a novel orange-red emitting Ba2CaZn2Si6O17:Sm3+ phosphor

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    G Annadurai; S Masilla Moses Kennedy; V Sivakumar

    2016-01-01

    Novel orange-red emitting Ba2Ca1–xZn2Si6O17:xSm3+(0.02≤x≤0.08) phosphors were synthesized using conventional solid-state reaction method under air atmosphere.The phase formation of the samples was characterized by powder X-ray diffraction patterns. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and photoluminescence properties were also investigated. The narrow excitation and emission spectra indicated the typical 4f-4f transitions of Sm3+. The dominant excitation line was around 405 nm attributed to6H5/2→4F7/2 and the emission spectrum consisted of four emission peaks at 562, 600, 647, and 708 nm corresponding to the various transi-tions4G5/2 to6HJ (J=5/2, 7/2, 9/2 and 11/2) of the Sm3+ ions in the same order. The strongest emission band located at 600 nm was at-tributed to4G5/2→6H7/2 transition of Sm3+, producing bright orange-red color emission. The optimal dopant concentration of Sm3+ ion in Ba2CaZn2Si6O17:xSm3+ phosphor was around 4 mol.% and the critical transfer distance (Rc) of Sm3+ was calculated to be 2.65 nm. Decay time varied with the Sm3+concentrations in Ba2CaZn2Si6O17 phosphors. In addition, the Commission International del’Eclairagethe (CIE) chromaticity coordinates of Ba2Ca0.96Zn2Si6O17:0.04Sm3+ phosphor was located in the orange-red region (0.547, 0.450) and the correlated color temperature (CCT) was 2543 K. The present results indicated that Sm3+ activated Ba2CaZn2Si6O17 phosphors may be used as an orange-red emitting phosphor for near-ultraviolet (n-UV) based white light emitting diodes (WLEDs) applications.

  9. The Copper Valence State and the Structure of Li, Ce, Eu, V-Doped Y-Ba-Cu-O System

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    Zhang, J. B.; Qu, L. F.; Hou, K. Y.; Yang, D. L.; Chen, D. J.; Li, X. D.; Zhu, D. B.

    High-Tc superconductors with nominal composition of YBa2Cu3Oy and Y1-xLxBa2Cu3Oy (L=Li, Ce, Eu, V) were synthesis by the solid state reaction of appropriate amount of Y2O3, BaO or BaCO3, Cu2O, CuO, and LOx. The Cu3+/Cu2+ ratio was determined by Iodometric titration and oxygen content in the oxides calculated from the ratio. The crystal structure was determined by electron and powder X-ray diffraction analysis. It shows that that ratio of Cu3+/Cu2+ and the crystal structure could be changed as dopping appropriate amount of metal in the Y-Ba-Cu-O system.

  10. Influence of Ce, Nd, Sm and Gd oxides on the properties of alkaline-earth borosilicate glass sealant

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    Nibedita Sasmal

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the influence of CeO2, Nd2O3, Sm2O3 and Gd2O3 on various properties of the melt-quench route derived SrO–CaO–ZnO–B2O3–SiO2 glass have been investigated. Both the precursor glasses and heat treated glasses are characterized by dilatometry, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC, X-ray diffraction (XRD, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM, Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS. The density and coefficient of thermal expansion of the glasses varies in the range 3.557–3.804 g cm−3 and 10.5–11.2 × 10−6 K−1 (50–800 °C respectively. Decrease in crystallization tendency with increase in cationic field strength of the ions is well supported by the increasing crystallization activation energy of the glasses calculated by Kissinger, Augis–Bennett and Ozawa models. XPS study revealed the presence of both Ce3+ and Ce4+ ions and an increase in characteristic binding energy of the respective rare earth elements from their core level studies. The Knoop hardness of the glasses varies in the range 6.03–6.28 GPa. The glass transition, glass softening and crystallization temperature; density and hardness of the glasses increased with increase in cationic field strength of the incorporated ions. The thermomechanical properties of the Gd2O3 containing glass advocate its applicability as the most promising sealant in solid oxide fuel cell.

  11. NUTRIENT ALLOCATION IN Eucalyptus saligna Sm. STANDS IN THE REGION OF GUAÍBA - RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    Rudi Witschoreck

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This research conducted in Eucalyptus saligna Sm. stands, between 2 and 7 years of age, in the region of Guaíba - RS, had as objective: to estimate the nutrients stock in the biomass. On the basis of the forest inventory, trees of medium diameter were collected and fractionated in leaf, branch, bark, wood and root. The accumulated litter was evaluated with sampling units of 1 m2. Samples of arboreal components and litter were collected to estimate the dry matter and nutritional content. Nutrients stock was obtained through the product between the average biomass of each component and the average concentration of nutrients. For the average of stands, the stock of nutrients showed the following order of accumulation, for biomass components: wood > root > leaf > bark > branch; and for nutrients: Ca > N > K > Mg > P.

  12. Energy levels in YPO{sub 4}:Ce{sup 3+},Sm{sup 3+} studied by thermally and optically stimulated luminescence

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    Bos, Adrie J.J., E-mail: a.j.j.bos@tudelft.n [Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, NL 2629 JB Delft (Netherlands); Poolton, Nigel R.J. [Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, NL 2629 JB Delft (Netherlands); Institute of Maths and Physics, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth SY23 3BZ (United Kingdom); Wallinga, Jakob [Netherlands Centre for Luminescence Dating, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, NL 2629 JB Delft (Netherlands); Bessiere, Aurelie [Ecole Nat. Superieure de Chimie de Paris, 11 Rue P et M Curie, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Dorenbos, Pieter [Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, NL 2629 JB Delft (Netherlands)

    2010-03-15

    Energy-resolved optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) spectra and thermoluminescence (TL) glow curves of a powder sample of YPO{sub 4}:Ce{sup 3+},Sm{sup 3+} were measured to investigate the nature of the trapping centre and to locate its energy level relative to the valence and conduction bands of the YPO{sub 4} host. The high-temperature glow peak could unequivocally be assigned to Sm{sup 2+} (thus Sm{sup 3+} acts as an electron trap). The trap depth of this centre, as derived from the OSL excitation spectra, is in good agreement with the Dorenbos model prediction. The OSL excitation spectra also reveal excited states of Sm{sup 2+} well below the conduction band. These excited states produce a broadening of the high-temperature TL glow peak and also cause the activation energy determined by the Hoogenstraten method to underestimate the trap depth.

  13. Dark decay behaviours of photorefractive grating induced by two deep-trap levels in Ce:BaTiO3

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    Zhang Ming; Xu Ying; Hong Zhi

    2005-01-01

    Dark decay behaviours of photorefractive grating in Ce:BaTiO3 crystal are studied experimentally. It is observed that two deep-trap levels, i.e. Fe-ion deep level and Ce-ion deep level, both participate in the photorefractive process. A simplified two-deep model is presented based on the one-deep trap model and the shallow-deep trap model, with which we analyse quantitatively the contribution of each deep level to the whole space-electric field and thus the photorefractive grating varying with the different grating wave vectors and different writing intensities.

  14. Influence of rare-earth additives (La, Sm and Dy on the microstructure and dielectric properties of doped BaTiO3 ceramics

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    Paunović Vesna

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A series of La/Mn, Sm/Mn and Dy/Mn codoped BaTiO3 samples were prepared by the conventional solid state procedure with dopant concentrations ranging from 0.1 up to 2.0 at%. The specimens were sintered at 1320°C and 1350°C in an air atmosphere for two hours. The low doped samples demonstrated a mainly uniform and homogeneous microstructure with average grain sizes ranging from 0.3 μm to 5.0 μm. The appearance of secondary abnormal grains in the fine grain matrix and core-shell structure were observed in highly doped La/BaTiO3 and Dy/BaTiO3 sintered at 1350°C. The low doped samples, sintered at 1350°C, display a high value of dielectric permittivity at room temperature, 6800 for Sm/BaTiO3, 5900 for Dy/BaTiO3 and 3100 for La/BaTiO3. A nearly flat permittivity-response was obtained in specimens with 2.0 at% additive content. Using a modified Curie-Weiss law the Curie-like constant C⁄ and a critical exponent γ were calculated. The obtained values of γ pointed out the diffuse phase transformation in heavily doped BaTiO3 samples.

  15. Effects of Lu2O3 doping on the performance of Ba4Sm9.33Ti18O54 microwave dielectric ceramics%掺杂Lu2O3对Ba4Sm9.33Ti18O54微波介质陶瓷性能的影响

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    皮鑫鑫; 黄宝玉; 王丽熙; 张其土

    2012-01-01

    Doped Lu2O3Ba4Sm9.33Ti18O54 microwave dielectric ceramics were studied in order to improve dielectric performance of the ceramics. The solid solution formula was Ba4(Sin1-yLuy)9.33Ti18O54. The results show that the sintering temperature of BaSm9.33Ti18O54 microwave dielectric ceramics is reduced to 1 260 ℃ effectively by doping Lu2O3. When y=0.05, the major phase BaSm9.33Ti18O54 was similar to tungsten bronze type structure and the dielectric performance of Ba4(Sin1-yLuy)9.33Ti18O54microwave dielectric ceramics is more excellent: at 4.33 GHz, εr=76, Q ·f=2532, τf=-42×10-6 /℃. When y<0.5, there is BaSm2Ti4O12 phase; while y≧0.5, the main phase become pyrochlore phase and it does not behave dielectric properties.%以Ba4Sm9.33Ti18O54微波介质陶瓷为基础,掺杂Lu2O3进行改性,形成固溶式为Ba4(Sm1-yLuy)9.33Ti18O54的结构.结果表明,掺杂Lu2O3能很好地把Ba4Sm9.33Ti18O544微波介质陶瓷的烧结温度降至1 260℃,当y=0.05时Ba4Sm9.33Ti18O54为类钨青铜结构,能得到介电性能较佳的微波介质陶瓷:4.33 GHz时εr约为76,Q·f约为2 532,τf为-42×10-6/℃;y<0.5时生成了类钨青铜结构晶相,y≥0.5主晶相变成烧绿石相,不具备介电性.

  16. Synthesis and Fluorescence of BaYF5:Ce3+ Nanoparticles%BaYF5∶Ce3+纳米粒子的制备与光谱性质

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    闫景辉; 李中田; 郭海艳; 王琳琨; 曹亮军; 祁芸芸; 石春山

    2008-01-01

    在水/十六烷基三甲基溴化铵(CTAB)/正丁醇/正辛烷微乳液体系中成功的合成了BaYF5∶Ce3+纳米粒子. 运用X射线衍射(XRD)、环境扫描电子显微镜(ESEM)和荧光光谱等测试技术对所制备产物进行了表征. 样品的X射线衍射数据与PDF#46-39结果很好吻合,说明产物为BaYF5单一相,掺杂少量稀土离子对晶体结构未产生大的影响. 利用ESEM电子显微镜观察了产物的形貌. 结果表明,产物粒径均匀,直径在20 nm左右,呈球状外形. 利用荧光光谱仪测试了样品的激发和发射光谱,在330 nm处出现了发射峰. 分析结果表明,其归属于Ce3+的d-f跃迁,与体相BaYF5∶Ce3+相比蓝移了5 nm.

  17. Luminescence prop erty of Ce3+-Tb3+-Sm3+ co-dop ed b orosilicate glass under various ultraviolet excitations%不同激发波长下Ce3+-Tb3+-Sm3+共掺白光玻璃的发光性能

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    陈乔乔; 戴能利; 刘自军; 褚应波; 李进延; 杨旅云

    2014-01-01

    Ce3+-Tb3+-Sm3+ co-doped white light emitting borosilicate glasses were fabricated by high-temperature melting technique. In this paper, the excitation spectra and the emission spectra of Ce3+, Tb3+ and Sm3+ ions-doped and co-doped samples were measured and the energy transfer mechanism of Ce3+, Tb3+, and Sm3+were studied by analyzing the fluorescence lifetime of single-doped and co-doped samples. The color coordinate, rendering index, and color temperature of the emission spectra can be adjusted by changing the excitation wavelength of ultraviolet LED. Finally, we have obtained the white light which fits for life, study, and work.%本文采用高温熔融技术制备了Ce3+-Tb3+-Sm3+三种离子共掺杂的硼硅酸盐透明玻璃。测试了紫外LED激发下Ce3+离子、Tb3+离子及Sm3+离子单掺与共掺样品的激发光谱及荧光光谱,通过对单掺及共掺样品荧光寿命的测试研究了Ce3+离子、Tb3+离子及Sm3+离子在玻璃基质中的能量传递机理。通过调整紫外LED灯的激发波长调整发光样品所发射光谱的色度坐标、显色指数及色温,得到适合人类生活、学习、工作的白光发光。

  18. A New Combustion Process for Nanosized BaCe0.95Y0.05O3-δ Powders

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    孟波; 谭小耀; 张宝砚; 杨乃涛

    2004-01-01

    Nanosized BaCe0.95Y0.05O3-δ powders with the homogeneous composition were synthesized by a new combustion process based on the Pechini method.A polymeric precursor sol was formed by use of citric acid and ethylene glycol as the chelating agents of metal ions.The perovskite-type BaCe0.95Y0.05O3-δ powders with uniform shape and smaller than 40 nm in sized were obtained through the combustion of the polymeric precursor sol at the existence of nitric acid and ammonium hydroxide.It was found the particle size could be controlled by modulating the quantities of nitric acid and ammonium hydroxide,the quantities of the residue,carbonate ions were also affected by the quantities of the citric acid and ethylene glycol.

  19. Ni-(Ce0.8-xTix)Sm0.2O2-δ anode for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells running on dry methane fuel

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    Han, Bing; Zhao, Kai; Hou, Xiaoxue; Kim, Dong-Jin; Kim, Bok-Hee; Ha, Su; Norton, M. Grant; Xu, Qing; Ahn, Byung-Guk

    2017-01-01

    A titanium-doped Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 composite is developed as an anode component of low temperature solid oxide fuel cells running on methane fuel. Crystallographic parameters of (Ce0.8-xTix)Sm0.2O2-δ (0.00 cell consisting of Ni-(Ce0.8-xTix)Sm0.2O2-δ anode/Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 electrolyte/La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ cathode. Catalytic properties of Ni-(Ce0.8-xTix)Sm0.2O2-δ are inspected with the electrochemical performance and performance stability of the cells in dry methane fuel. The cell with Ni-(Ce0.73Ti0.07)Sm0.2O2-δ (x = 0.07) anode displays a low polarization resistance and an optimum maximum power density (679 mW cm-2 at 600 °C). A performance stability investigation indicates that the cell exhibits a fairly low degradation rate of 3 mV h-1 during a 31 h operation in dry methane. These findings suggest the application potential of the titanium doped Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 for the anode of solid oxide fuel cells.

  20. (La, Pr)0.8Sr0.2FeO3-δ-Sm 0.2Ce0.8O2-δ composite cathode for proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells

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    Chen, Yonghong

    2014-08-01

    Mixed rare-earth (La, Pr)0.8Sr0.2FeO 3-δ-Sm0.2Ce0.8O2-δ (LPSF-SDC) composite cathode was investigated for proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells based on protonic BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y 0.2O3-δ (BZCY) electrolyte. The powders of La 0.8-xPrxSr0.2FeO3-δ (x = 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6), Sm0.2Ce0.8O2-δ (SDC) and BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ (BZCY) were synthesized by a citric acid-nitrates self-propagating combustion method. The XRD results indicate that La0.8-xPrxSr 0.2FeO3-δ samples calcined at 950 °C exhibit perovskite structure and there are no interactions between LPSF0.2 and SDC at 1100 °C. The average thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) of LPSF0.2-SDC, BZCY and NiO-BZCY is 12.50 × 10-6 K-1, 13.51 × 10-6 K-1 and 13.47 × 10-6 K -1, respectively, which can provide good thermal compatibility between electrodes and electrolyte. An anode-supported single cell of NiO-BZCY|BZCY|LPSF0.2-SDC was successfully fabricated and operated from 700 °C to 550 °C with humidified hydrogen (∼3% H2O) as fuel and the static air as oxidant. A high maximum power density of 488 mW cm -2, an open-circuit potential of 0.95 V, and a low electrode polarization resistance of 0.071 Ω cm2 were achieved at 700 °C. Preliminary results demonstrate that LPSF0.2-SDC composite is a promising cathode material for proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells. © 2014, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Synthesis and luminescence property of Li{sub 2}BaP{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Ln{sup 3+} (Ln=Eu, Sm) phosphors

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    Wani, J.A. [Department of Physics, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur 440033 (India); Dhoble, N.S. [Department of Chemistry, Sevadal Mahila Mahavidhyalaya, Nagpur 440009 (India); Kokode, N.S. [BCUD Gondwana University, Gadchiroli (India); Deva Prasad Raju, B. [Department of Future studies, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517502 (India); Dhoble, S.J., E-mail: sjdhoble@rediffmail.com [Department of Physics, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur 440033 (India)

    2014-03-15

    Phosphate compounds as host materials are always a good choice for lanthanides to exhibit luminescence. The novel phosphors of Li{sub 2}BaP{sub 2}O{sub 7} activated with the trivalent Eu{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+} ions were synthesized by high temperature solid state reaction. In characterization, crystallization, morphology and luminescent properties of lithium barium diphosphate were investigated. The excitation and emission spectra were recorded to study the luminescence properties. The as prepared powders of Eu{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+} ions doped Li{sub 2}BaP{sub 2}O{sub 7} emit reddish orange light, corresponding to {sup 5}D{sub 0}→{sup 7}F{sub 1}(595 nm) and {sup 4}G{sub 5/2}→{sup 6}H{sub 7/2}(599 nm) transitions, respectively. The study is novel as no such luminescence data are available for this compound. -- Highlights: • Luminescence characterization of Li{sub 2}BaP{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Sm{sup 3+}, Eu{sup 3+} prepared phosphors are first time reported in this paper. • Sm{sup 3+} ions luminescence quenches just after 0.5 mol% in Li{sub 2}BaP{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Sm{sup 3+} phosphor. • Excitation wavelengths are quite far away from mercury, hence Li{sub 2}BaP{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Sm{sup 3+}, Eu{sup 3+} is eco-friendly materials for lighting. • {sup 5}D{sub 0}→{sup 7}F{sub 1} and {sup 4}G{sub 5/2}→{sup 6}H{sub 7/2} transitions are dominant in Li{sub 2}BaP{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Sm{sup 3+}, Eu{sup 3+} indicates local symmetry.

  2. Synthesis and characterization of Ce{sub 1-x}SmXO{sub 2-(x/2)} as solid electrolyte for application in IT-SOFCs; Sintese e caracterizacao de Ce{sub 1-x}SmXO{sub 2-(x/2)} como eletrolito solido para aplicacao em IT-SOFCs

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    Nicodemo, J.P.; Martinelli, A.E.; Nascimento, R.M. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (DECM/UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Materiais], e-mail: juli_pivotto@yahoo.com.br; Melo, D.M.A. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (DQ/UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica; Cela, B. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (PPGCEM/UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil). Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ciencia e Engenharia de Materiais; Macedo, D.A. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (PPGEM/UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil). Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Engenharia Mecanica

    2008-07-01

    Mixed rare earth doped CeO{sub 2} oxide-based have been extensively studied for use in solid electrolytes for fuel cells. Ceramics-based CeO{sub 2} have high ionic conductivity and enable the operation of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) in intermediate temperatures, in the range of 500 to 750 deg C. In this work, was investigated the Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3} doped CeO{sub 2} by Pechini method to obtain Ce{sub 0,9}Sm{sub 0,1}O{sub 1,95}. The resulting powders were characterized by the chemical composition (EDS) and crystallographic (XRD), thermal analysis (TG/ATD and DTG), and particles morphology (SEM). After calcinations of 500 and 700 deg C for 2 hours were obtained nanosized powders with crystalline structure of cubic phase type fluorite fully formed. (author)

  3. Electrochemical and catalytic properties of Ni/BaCe0.75Y0.25O3-δ anode for direct ammonia-fueled solid oxide fuel cells.

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    Yang, Jun; Molouk, Ahmed Fathi Salem; Okanishi, Takeou; Muroyama, Hiroki; Matsui, Toshiaki; Eguchi, Koichi

    2015-04-01

    In this study, Ni/BaCe0.75Y0.25O3-δ (Ni/BCY25) was investigated as an anode for direct ammonia-fueled solid oxide fuel cells. The catalytic activity of Ni/BCY25 for ammonia decomposition was found to be remarkably higher than Ni/8 mol % Y2O3-ZrO2 and Ni/Ce0.90Gd0.10O1.95. The poisoning effect of water and hydrogen on ammonia decomposition reaction over Ni/BCY25 was evaluated. In addition, an electrolyte-supported SOFC employing BaCe0.90Y0.10O3-δ (BCY10) electrolyte and Ni/BCY25 anode was fabricated, and its electrochemical performance was investigated at 550-650 °C with supply of ammonia and hydrogen fuel gases. The effect of water content in anode gas on the cell performance was also studied. Based on these results, it was concluded that Ni/BCY25 was a promising anode for direct ammonia-fueled SOFCs. An anode-supported single cell denoted as Ni/BCY25|BCY10|Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ was also fabricated, and maximum powder density of 216 and 165 mW cm(-2) was achieved at 650 and 600 °C, for ammonia fuel, respectively.

  4. Mobilidade de oxigênio intersticial em cerâmicas SmBa2Cu3O7-delta Mobility of interstitial oxygen in SmBa2Cu3O7-delta ceramics

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    R. M. Nascimento

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Desde a descoberta dos supercondutores com alta temperatura crítica, vários trabalhos têm sido efetuados sobre as diferentes propriedades destes materiais. As cerâmicas YBa2Cu3O7-delta mostraram que têm suas propriedades supercondutoras fortemente afetadas pela quantidade de oxigênio. Mais recentemente, medidas de relaxação anelástica em La2CuO4+delta mostraram que a remoção deste elemento pode ser relacionada com dois eventos. Um deles é o decréscimo na mobilidade entre dois planos adjacentes CuO e o outro, é o aumento no número de padrões de mobilidade para os octaedros CuO6. Para SmBa2Cu3O7 (SBCO, a possibilidade de uma estequiometria de oxigênio variável e sua alta mobilidade nos planos CuOx, dá origem a um diagrama de fases bastante rico. Neste trabalho, são reportadas medidas de espectroscopia anelástica em amostras de SBCO, que mostram um pico de relaxação termicamente ativado, que foi atribuído aos saltos de átomos de oxigênio nas posições O1 e O5 da rede.Since the discovery of the high-Tc superconductors, several works have been made about the different properties of these materials. The YBa2Cu3O7-delta ceramic showed to have its superconducting properties strongly affected by the oxygen content. More recently, anelastic relaxation measurements in La2CuO4+delta, showed that the removal of this element can be related to two events. One is the decrease in mobility between two adjacent CuO planes, and the other is the increase in the number of tilting patterns of the CuO6 octahedra. For SmBa2Cu3O7 (SBCO, the possibility of variable stoichiometry and the high mobility of oxygen in the CuOx planes give rise to a rich phase diagram. In this paper, anelastic spectroscopy measurements are reported in SBCO samples which shown a thermally activated relaxation peak that was attributed to the jumps of the oxygen atoms in the inter-chains O1 and O5 of the lattice.

  5. Growth and structure of epitaxial Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 by oxygen-plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy

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    Yu, Zhongqing [Nanjing Normal Univ. (China); Kuchibhatla, Satyanarayana V.N.T. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (United States); Engelhard, Mark H. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Shutthanandan, V. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Wang, Chong M. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Nachimuthu, Ponnusamy [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Marina, Olga A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Saraf, Laxmikant V. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Seal, Sudipta [Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (United States)

    2008-01-30

    The epitaxial growth of Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 films on sapphire (0001) substrate by oxygen-plasma-assisted MBE has been characterized using RHEED, XPS, XRD, AFM, HRTEM and RBS in order to determine their structure and compositions. The composition of the films was determined to be Ce: Sm: O of 0.8:0.2:1.9 by RBS. The film/substrate epitaxial relationship can be written as CeO2 (111)// α-Al2O3 (0001) and CeO2 [110]// α-Al2O3 . The Ce has only 4+ oxidation state in the films and Sm is fully oxidized in the films with formal oxidation of 3+. CeO2 (111) face is preferred orientation and the thin films are cubic phases.

  6. Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of Sm2O3 Doped CeO2 Reinforced Ti3AlC2 Nano Composite

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    Jae Ho Han; Sang Whan Park; Young Do Kim

    2004-01-01

    The fabrication process of Sm2O3 doped CeO2 reinforced Ti3AlC2 nano composites including the nano particle dispersion process by a hetero-coagulation process was developed using in-situ synthesis and densification process of Ti3AlC2. The effects of Sm2O2 doped CeO2 nano particles on mechanical properties of Ti3AlC2 were investigated. It was found that the presence of 20SDC nano particles in Ti3AlC2 was very effective to improve the mechanical properties of Ti3AlC2 without spoiling the unique characteristics of Ti3AlC2temary carbide.

  7. New phases RCu{sub 5}Sn (R = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd) and Ce{sub 2}Cu{sub 9}Sn{sub 2.65}

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    Fornasini, M.L.; Marazza, R.; Mazzone, D.; Riani, P.; Zanicchi, G. [Genova Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Chimica e Chimica Industriale

    1998-04-01

    Two new phases were identified in the copper-rich region of the Ce-Cu-Sn system with composition CeCu{sub 5}Sn and Ce{sub 2}Cu{sub 9}Sn{sub 2.65} and their crystal structures were determined by single crystal diffractometric data. CeCu{sub 5}Sn, orthorhombic, space group Pnma, Pearson symbol oP28, a = 8.323(1) A, b = 5.064(1) A, c = 10.597(1) A, Z = 4, R = 0.042 for 352 reflections with F{sub o} > 4{sigma}(F{sub o}), is isotypic with CeCu{sub 5}Au, a ternary derivative of the CeCu{sub 6} structure. Ce{sub 2}Cu{sub 9}Sn{sub 2.65}, orthorhombic, space group Pnnm, Pearson symbol oP56-1.4, a = 10.669(1) A, b = 16.734(2) A, c = 5.066(1) A, Z = 4, R = 0.040 for 906 reflections with F{sub o} > 4{sigma}(F{sub o}), can be derived from the Ce{sub 2}Cu{sub 9}In{sub 3} type. Different from the parent structure, the copper and tin atoms occupy all the atomic sites in an ordered way, but a Sn position is only partially filled. The crystal structures of CeCu{sub 5}Sn and Ce{sub 2}Cu{sub 9}Sn{sub 2.65} are closely related and show very similar coordination polyhedra. Isotypic phases were found in the series RCu{sub 5}Sn with R = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd. The crystal structure of the already known Ce{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Sn{sub 4} (Gd{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Ge{sub 4}-type) was also refined from single crystal data. (orig.) 17 refs.

  8. Magnetic and Transport Properties of RESn xSb 2 ( RE=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm; x=0.5, 0.7)

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    Deakin, Laura; Ferguson, Michael J.; Sprague, Michael J.; Mar, Arthur; Sharma, R. D.; Jones, Colin H. W.

    2002-03-01

    The nonstoichiometric rare-earth tin antimonides RESnxSb2 (RE=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) were characterized by 119Sn Mössbauer spectroscopy and their transport and magnetic properties were measured. The presence of nearly zero-valent Sn is suggested by the similarity of the 119Sn Mössbauer parameters in LaSnxSb2 (0.1≤x≤0.7) to those of elemental β-Sn. All RESn0.7Sb2 compounds exhibit metallic behavior. CeSn0.7Sb2 and NdSn0.7Sb2 show drops in resistivity below 8 K; this is attributed to a transition to a magnetically ordered state. At 25 K, CeSn0.7Sb2 also displays a resistivity minimum characteristic of ordered Kondo lattices. Magnetic studies indicate that, below 4 K, CeSnxSb2 (x=0.5, 0.7) orders ferromagnetically, whereas NdSnxSb2 (x=0.5, 0.7) orders antiferromagnetically and undergoes a metamagnetic transition at HC=5.5 T and 2 K. Neither PrSnxSb2 nor SmSnxSb2 (x=0.5, 0.7) displays long-range magnetic ordering above 2 K.

  9. Photon management properties of rare-earth (Nd,Yb,Sm)-doped CeO2 films prepared by pulsed laser deposition.

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    Balestrieri, Matteo; Colis, Silviu; Gallart, Mathieu; Schmerber, Guy; Bazylewski, Paul; Chang, Gap Soo; Ziegler, Marc; Gilliot, Pierre; Slaoui, Abdelilah; Dinia, Aziz

    2016-01-28

    CeO2 is a promising material for applications in optoelectronics and photovoltaics due to its large band gap and values of the refractive index and lattice parameters, which are suitable for silicon-based devices. In this study, we show that trivalent Sm, Nd and Yb ions can be successfully inserted and optically activated in CeO2 films grown at a relatively low deposition temperature (400 °C), which is compatible with inorganic photovoltaics. CeO2 thin films can therefore be efficiently functionalized with photon-management properties by doping with trivalent rare earth (RE) ions. Structural and optical analyses provide details of the electronic level structure of the films and of their energy transfer mechanisms. In particular, we give evidence of the existence of an absorption band centered at 350 nm from which energy transfer to rare earth ions occurs. The transfer mechanisms can be completely explained only by considering the spontaneous migration of Ce(3+) ions in CeO2 at a short distance from the RE(3+) ions. The strong absorption cross section of the f-d transitions in Ce(3+) ions efficiently intercepts the UV photons of the solar spectrum and therefore strongly increases the potential of these layers as downshifters and downconverters.

  10. Structural properties of hypothetical CeBa2Cu3O7 compound from LSDA+DMFT calculations

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The hypothetical stoichiometric CeBa2Cu3O7 (Ce123 compound, which has not been synthesized as a single phase yet, was studied by the density functional theory (DFT. We utilized a method which merges the local spin density approximation (LSDA with the dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT to account for the electronic correlations. The LSDA+DMFT calculations were performed in the high-temperature range. The particular emphasis was put on the pressure-induced changes in the electronic band structure related to strongly correlated 4f states. The computational results indicate the occurrence of a large negative volumetric thermal expansion coefficient near T = 500 K and a trace of a low-volume isostructural metastable state at high temperatures.

  11. High-temperature plastic deformation of fine-grained Y-doped BaCeO{sub 3} polycrystals

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    Vaquero-Aguilar, C; Jimenez-Melendo, M [Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad de Sevilla. Aptdo. 1065. 41080 Sevilla (Spain); Real, C, E-mail: melendo@us.e [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, Centro Mixto CSIC-US, Av. Americo Vespucio 49. 41092 Sevilla (Spain)

    2010-07-01

    The high-temperature plastic deformation of BaCe{sub 0.95}Y{sub 0.05}O{sub 3-{delta}} polycrystals with average grain size of 0.50 {mu}m has been studied in compression between 1000 and 1250{sup 0}C in air at different initial strain rates. The stress-strain curves display yield drop at strains close to 5%, followed by steady state or strain-softening stages. Large ductilities were achieved at the higher temperatures, without appreciable changes in grain shape and size. Mechanical data and microstructural observations are consistent with a flow mechanism by grain boundary sliding.

  12. Optical characterization and the energy level scheme for NaYP{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Ln{sup 3+} (Ln=Ce, Sm, Eu, Tb, Yb)

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    Novais, S.M.V., E-mail: suellenvaleriano@yahoo.com.br [Laboratory of Advanced Ceramic Materials, Physics Department, Federal University of Sergipe, 49.100-000, São Cristóvão, SE (Brazil); Dobrowolska, A.; Bos, A.J.J.; Dorenbos, P. [Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, 2629 JB Delft (Netherlands); Macedo, Z.S. [Laboratory of Advanced Ceramic Materials, Physics Department, Federal University of Sergipe, 49.100-000, São Cristóvão, SE (Brazil)

    2014-04-15

    Vacuum ultra-violet spectroscopy at low temperature was performed with undoped and Ln{sup 3+}-doped NaYP{sub 2}O{sub 7} (Ln=Ce, Sm, Eu, Tb and Yb). The emission observed from the NaYP{sub 2}O{sub 7} host was attributed to self-trapped exciton (STE) recombination. Dopant ions were well incorporated and responsible for characteristic luminescent emission in the doped samples. From excitation curves, 4f–5d transitions were identified for Ce{sup 3+}, Sm{sup 3+} and Tb{sup 3+} and charge transfer processes were noticed for Eu{sup 3+}, Sm{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+}. The experimental data obtained was used to determine the positions of the energy levels of divalent and trivalent lanthanides relative to the valence and conduction band of this compound. The experimentally derived levels are in good agreement with model predictions. The results are valuable to provide a better understanding on the performance of NaYP{sub 2}O{sub 7} and related diphosphates as luminescent materials. -- Highlights: • NaYP{sub 2}O{sub 7} polycrystalline samples were produced via the sol–gel method. • VUV excitation and emission spectra were successfully studied. • Luminescent properties were discussed. • The experimentally derived energy levels are in good agreement with model predictions.

  13. Characterization and properties of new dielectric ceramics Ba5LnZnNb9O30(Ln=La,Nd and Sm)

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    ZHU Wen-feng; HU Chang-zheng; WU Bo-lin; FANG Liang

    2006-01-01

    Three novel dielectric ceramics Ba5LnZnNb9O30 (Ln= La,Nd and Sm) were synthesized and characterized in the BaO-Ln2O3-ZnO-Nb2O5 quaternary system,which formed the filled tungsten-bronze structures. The present ceramics exhibit high dielectric constant (εr) up to 310,low dielectric loss in the level of 10-3 at 1 MHz . Meanwhile,the temperature coefficients of the dielectric constant (τε) of Ba5LnZnNb9O30 varies from -1 390×10-6 to -1 220×10-6/℃ as the radius of Ln3+ increases. The present ceramics are promising candidates for high dielectric constant and low loss dielectric ceramics.

  14. Enhanced photoluminescence properties of Sm3+ ions in Cu+ and Sn2+ co-doped P2O5:BaO glass

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    Jiménez, José A.

    2014-12-01

    Luminescent glasses activated with Sm3+ ions are of current interest given their potential for a wide range of photonic applications. In this work, Sm3+-containing P2O5:BaO glasses are prepared by a simple melt-quench method, and the influence of CuO and SnO co-doping on Sm3+ photoluminescence (PL) is investigated. Optical absorption, solid-state 31P nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and PL spectroscopy are employed in the assessment of material optical and structural properties. The data indicates that monovalent copper ions and twofold-coordinated Sn centers are successfully stabilized in the matrix and both species can enhance the orange-red emission of Sm3+ ions. The optical properties of the material after heat treatment have been also assessed. Results indicate the chemical reduction of ionic copper via Sn2+ ultimately producing Cu nanoparticles as evidenced by the surface plasmon resonance. As a result, Sm3+ PL diminishes consistent with an excitation energy transfer to plasmonic Cu particles, i.e. the "plasmonic diluent" effect prevails.

  15. Electrical conductivity and chemical stability of BaCe0.8−AGd0.2O3− (A = In, Zr, Ta; = 0, 0.1) ceramics

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    Xiao-Ming Liu; Yi-Jing Gu; Zhan-Guo Liu; Jia-Hu Ouyang; Fu-Yao Yan; Jun Xiang

    2013-06-01

    BaCe0.8−AGd0.2O3− (A = In, Zr, Ta; = 0, 0.1) ceramics were synthesized by solid-state reaction method. Microstructure and electrical properties of BaCe0.8−AGd0.2O3− ceramics were investigated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and complex impedance analysis at intermediate temperatures of 573–1073 K in different atmospheres. BaCe0.8Gd0.2O3−, BaCe0.7In0.1Gd0.2O3− and BaCe0.7Zr0.1Gd0.2O3− ceramics exhibit a single cubic perovskite structure. BaCe0.7In0.1Gd0.2O3− ceramic has the highest conductivity of 4.6 × 10-2 S.cm-1 in air at 1073 K. BaCe0.7In0.1Gd0.2O3− and BaCe0.7Zr0.1Gd0.2O3− ceramics exhibit an excellent chemical stability against boiling water. Indium is a suitable doping element to promote the sintering densification and to enhance both electrical conductivity and chemical stability of Gd-doped BaCeO3 at operating temperatures.

  16. Study of vibrational spectroscopy, linear and non-linear optical properties of Sm3+ ions doped BaO-ZnO-B2O3 glasses

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    Nanda, Kirti; Kundu, R. S.; Sharma, Sarita; Mohan, Devendra; Punia, R.; Kishore, N.

    2015-07-01

    Samarium oxide doped Barium-Zinc-Borate glasses with compositions xSm2O3-(100-x)[0.1BaO-0.4ZnO-0.5B2O3]; x = 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 have been prepared by melt quench technique. The amorphous nature of as-prepared glasses has been ascertained by X-ray diffraction patterns. The observed values of density and molar volume of the glass samples are found to increase with the increase in concentration of Sm2O3. Fourier Transform Infrared spectra of the prepared glasses indicate that Sm2O3 acts as glass modifier. With the increase in Sm2O3 content, BO4 structural units start converting into BO3 structural units. The values of optical energy band gap (Eg), estimated from Tauc's plots, are observed to decrease with the increase in Sm2O3 content. The nonlinear optical properties of glass samples have been investigated by Z-scan method with nanosecond pulsed laser at ˜532 nm in both open and close aperture geometries. The values of two photon absorption coefficient (β) and nonlinear refractive index (n2) have been estimated by fitting of experimentally observed data with theoretical models and both are found to increase with the increase in Sm3+ ions concentration in the glass matrix. The total third order nonlinear susceptibility (χ(3)) have been calculated and observed to increase with the increase in Sm3+ ions concentration.

  17. Room temperature hole-burning of X-ray induced Sm(2+) in nanocrystalline Ba0.5Sr0.5FCl0.5Br0.5:Sm(3+) prepared by mechanochemistry.

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    Wang, Xianglei; Riesen, Hans; Stevens-Kalceff, Marion A; Rajan, Rajitha Papakutty

    2014-10-09

    Alloyed nanocrystalline Ba0.5Sr0.5FCl0.5Br0.5 doped with Sm(3+) ions was prepared by a facile ball milling method at room temperature. Spectral hole-burning properties of Sm(2+) ions from X-irradiated sample were investigated in the (7)F0-(5)D0 transition between 2.5 K and room temperature. The alloying allows a "chemical" broadening of the inhomogeneous width of the (7)F0-(5)D0 f-f transition to 40 cm(-1); spectral holes with a homogeneous width of 5 cm(-1) can be burnt, yielding a figure-of-merit of Γinh/Γhom = 8. Mechanochemical preparation methods have a significant potential for the preparation of functional materials for applications in frequency domain optical data storage and as X-ray storage phosphors by allowing the preparation of tailored solid solutions.

  18. Unravelling the fundamentals of thermal and chemical expansion of BaCeO3 from first principles phonon calculations.

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    Løken, Andreas; Haugsrud, Reidar; Bjørheim, Tor S

    2016-11-16

    Differentiating chemical and thermal expansion is virtually impossible to achieve experimentally. While thermal expansion stems from a softening of the phonon spectra, chemical expansion depends on the chemical composition of the material. In the present contribution, we, for the first time, completely decouple thermal and chemical expansion through first principles phonon calculations on BaCeO3, providing new fundamental insights to lattice expansion. We assess the influence of defects on thermal expansion, and how this in turn affects the interpretation of chemical expansion and defect thermodynamics. The calculations reveal that the linear thermal expansion coefficient is lowered by the introduction of oxygen vacancies being 10.6 × 10(-6) K(-1) at 300 K relative to 12.2 × 10(-6) K(-1) for both the protonated and defect-free bulk lattice. We further demonstrate that the chemical expansion coefficient upon hydration varies with temperature, ranging from 0.070 to 0.115 per mole oxygen vacancy. Ultimately, we find that, due to differences in the thermal expansion coefficients under dry and wet conditions, the chemical expansion coefficients determined experimentally are grossly underestimated - around 55% lower in the case of 10 mol% acceptor doped BaCeO3. Lastly, we evaluate the effect of these volume changes on the vibrational thermodynamics.

  19. Synthesis and characterization of Ce_(0.8)Sm_(0.2)O_(1.9) nanopowders using an acrylamide polymerization process

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    郑颖平; 王绍荣; 王振荣; 邬理伟; 孙岳明

    2010-01-01

    Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9(SDC) nanopowders were synthesized by an acrylamide polymerization process.The XRD results showed that SDC powders prepared at 700 °C possessed a cubic fluorite structure.Transmission electron microscopy(TEM) indicated that the particle sizes of powders were in the range of 10-15 nm.A 98.3% of theoretical density was obtained when the SDC pellets were sintered at 1350 °C for 5 h,indicating that the powders had good sinterability.The conductivity of the sintered SDC ceramics was 0.019 S/cm at 6...

  20. Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Properties of Rare Earth (Ce3+, Pr3+, Nd3+, Sm3+, Er3+)Complexes with L-Aspartic Acid and o-Phenanthroline

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    2006-01-01

    Five novel ternary complexes of rare earth ions with L-Aspartic acid (Asp) and o-phenanthroline (Phen) were synthesized in ethanol aqueous solution. Their compositions were characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance, FT-IR, Raman, UV-VIS and TG-DTA. The compositions of the complexes were confirmed to be: RE(Asp)3PhenCl3·3H2O (RE: Ce3+, Pr3+, Nd3+, Sm3+, Er3+). The antibacterial activity test shows that all these complexes exhibit excellent antibacterial ability against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. The antimicrobial spectrum of the complexes are broad.

  1. Preparation, characterization and luminescence of Sm~(3+) or Eu~(3+) doped Sr_2CeO_4 by a modified sol-gel method

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    张春祥; 史建设; 杨绪杰; 陆路德; 汪信

    2010-01-01

    Superfine Sr2CeO4:RE3+ (RE=Eu, Sm) phosphors were synthesized at relatively low temperature by a modified sol-gel method using nitrates as raw materials, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) as complexing agent. Single phase phosphors could be obtained at calcination temperature above 800 °C and pH value higher than 6.4 of initial solution. The as-prepared powders consisted of uniform crotch-like grains. The preparation process was monitored by thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA) ...

  2. Rapid stability of ferroelectric polarization in the Ca, Ce hybrid doped BaTiO3 ceramics

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    Liu, Shujuan; Zhang, Lixue; Wang, Jiping; Shi, Xiujing; Zhao, Yingying; Zhang, Dawei

    2016-12-01

    In this work, we report a rapid stability phenomenon of ferroelectric polarization in the Ca, Ce hybrid doped BaTiO3 ceramics (BCaxT+BTCe8) (x = 10, 20, 24, 30 mol%) prepared by separate doping Ca2+ and Ce4+ ions. Double hysteresis loops are identified in the aged BCaxT+BTCe8 samples; meanwhile, the polarization of these loops present a rapid decrease within very short aging time (about 1 h), and then the polarization remains almost unchanged over the followed ~1000 h. This phenomenon is not reported in previous researches. Raman scattering spectrum indicates that oxygen vacancies are generated because of Ca2+ ions entering into Ti sites partly in the BCaxT+BTCe8 samples, and then the oxygen vacancies are quantitatively characterized by half of the Ce3+ content through the XPS test. The emergence of the aging phenomenon is explained through the defect dipole reorientation mechanism. The larger radius of Ca2+ ions is further discussed as a possible reason for the rapid stability phenomenon of ferroelectric polarization. It may provide an effective design method from the viewpoint of the ionic radius to accelerate polarization stability, and thus to facilitate the possible practical applications of the aging effect.

  3. 温度稳定性高的BaO-TiO2-Sm2O3微波介质陶瓷的研究与应用%DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE STABILITY MICROWAVE CERAMICS OF BaO-TiO2-Sm2O3

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    曹良足; 曹达明

    2011-01-01

    In order to improve the temperature stability of BaO-TiO2-Sm2O3 dielectric ceramics,its properties were modified.The ceramics was prepared by solid phase method,the crystal phase and microstructure were analyzed through XRD and SEM.Ba2+ and Sm3+ were replaced respectively by Sr2+ and Nd3+ to adjust its frequency temperature coefficient.When the mol ratio of Sr2+/Ba2+ is 5/95,the one of Nd3+/Sm3+8∶2,dielectric constant of the microwave dielectric ceramics is 80,frequency temperature coefficient near zero ppm/℃,Qf value higher than 8000.A monoblock four-pole bandpass filter has been made of the above ceramics.Its center frequency is 1005 MHz,3dB bandwidth equal to 29 MHz,insertion loss less than 2.0 dB.After treatment of high temperature,low temperature and temperature shock,The frequency temperature coefficient of the filter is less than 8.28 ppm/℃,the filter meets the requirements of communication devices.%为了提高BaO-TiO2-Sm2O3介电陶瓷的温度稳定性,对其进行了改性研究。该陶瓷采用固相法制备粉料,XRD和SEM分析其晶相组成和显微结构,采用Sr2+和Nd3+分别取代Ba2+和Sm3+调节其频率温度系数。当Sr2+∶Ba2+=5∶95(mol),Nd3+∶Sm3+=8∶2(mol)时,获得了介电常数为80、频率温度系数接近0ppm/℃、Q.f≥8000GHz的微波介质陶瓷。用该陶瓷制作了中心频率1005MHz的4腔一体化结构的带通滤波器,Δf3dB=29MHz,插入损耗小于2 dB。滤波器经过高温、低温和温度冲击试验后,频率温度系数最大为8.28 ppm/℃,满足通信设备的要求。

  4. Enhanced stability of Zr-doped Ba(CeTb)O3−δ-Ni cermet membrane for hydrogen separation

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    Wei, Yanying; Xue, Jian; Fang, Wei; Chen, Yan; Wang, Haihui; Caro, Jürgen

    2015-01-01

    A mixed protonic and electronic conductor material BaCe0.85Tb0.05Zr0.1O3−δ (BCTZ) is prepared and a Ni-BCTZ cermet membrane is synthesized for hydrogen separation. Stable hydrogen permeation fluxes can be obtained for over 100 h through the Ni-BCTZ membrane in both dry and humid conditions, which exhibits an excellent stability compared with Ni-BaCe0.95Tb0.05O3−δ membrane due to the Zr doping.

  5. White-light-emitting diodes based on Ba2+ co-doped Sr3SiO5: Ce3+, Li+ phosphor

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    Shen, Changyu; Li, Ke; Yang, Yi

    2009-11-01

    A yellow-orange-emitting Ba2+ codoped Sr3SiO5: Ce3+, Li+ phosphor was prepared by high-temperature solid-state reaction. Through transitions of 5d-->4f in Ce3+, the phosphor showed a very broad and strong yellow emission under near ultraviolet (UV) or blue light excitation. The shifts of the emission band to longer wavelength (yellow-orange) of the Sr3SiO5: Ce3+, Li+ yellow phosphor under the 450-470 nm excitation range have been achieved by adding the element Ba2+ in the Sr3SiO5 host. White light could be obtained by combining this phosphor with 460nm light-emitting diodes. As the concentrations of the Ba2+, Ce3+ and Li+ ions in the phosphor were 0.35mol, 0.024mol and 0.024mol respectively, the InGaN-based Ba2+ codoped Sr3SiO5: Ce3+, Li+ LED presented intense white emitting and good color rendering of 88.

  6. Blue-green tunable color of Ce3+/Tb3+ coactivated NaBa3La3Si6O20 phosphor via energy transfer

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    Jia, Zhen; Xia, Mingjun

    2016-01-01

    A series of color tunable phosphors NaBa3La3Si6O20:Ce3+, Tb3+ were synthesized via the high-temperature solid-state method. NaBa3La3Si6O20 crystallizes in noncentrosymmetric space group Ama2 with the cell parameters of a = 14.9226(4) Å, b = 24.5215(5) Å and c = 5.6241(2) Å by the Rietveld refinement method. The Ce3+ ions doped NaBa3La3Si6O20 phosphors have a strong absorption band from 260 to 360 nm and show near ultraviolet emission light centered at 378 nm. The Ce3+ and Tb3+ ions coactivated phosphors exhibit color tunable emission light from deep blue to green by adjusting the concentration of the Tb3+ ions. An energy transfer of Ce3+ → Tb3+ investigated by the photoluminescence properties and lifetime decay, is demonstrated to be dipole–quadrupole interaction. These results indicate the NaBa3La3Si6O20:Ce3+, Tb3+ phosphors can be considered as potential candidates for blue-green components for white light emitting diodes. PMID:27628111

  7. Stable and Vibrational Octupole Modes in Mo, Xe, Ba, La, Ce and Nd

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    Gore, P.M.; Hamilton, J.H.; Hwang, J.K.; Jones, E.F.; Peker, L.K.; Ramayya, A.V.; Zhang, X.Q.; Zhu, S.J.

    1998-05-18

    Evidence is presented for stable octupole deformation in neutron-rich nuclei, bounded by Z = 54-58 and N = 85-92. To either side of this region negative parity bands built on more vibrational type octupole modes are observed in {sup 140}Ba and {sup 152,154}Nd. The largest stable octupole deformation ({beta}{sub s} {approximately} 0.1) is found in {sup 144}Ba{sub as}. The theoretically predicted quenching ({beta}{sub s} {approximately} 0) of stable octupole deformation at higher spins is found in {sup 140}Ba. There is good agreement between theory and experiment for the strongly varying electric dipole moments as a function of mass for {sup 142-141}Ba. In odd-A {sup 142}Ba and odd-Z {sup 140}La, we observe parity doublets, two pairs of positive and negative parity bands with opposite spins. In {sup 145}La a strong coupled ground band with symmetric shape coexists with the asymmetric octupole shape which stabilizes above about spin 19/2. In {sup 145,147}La a strong reduction in E2 strength around 25/2 from band crossing is observed. The isotope {sup 109}Mo was identified and a new region of stable uctpole deformation is identified in {sup 107,108}Mo centered around N = 64-66 as earlier predicted. This is the first case of stable uctpole deformation involving only one pair of orbitals.

  8. High-pressure / High-temperature studies on the stannides RENiSn (RE = Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) and REPdSn (RE = La, Pr, Nd)

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    Riecken, J.F.; Hermes, W.; Rodewald, U.C.; Hoffmann, R.D.; Poettgen, R. [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie; Heymann, G.; Huppertz, H. [Innsbruck Univ. (Austria). Inst. fuer Allgemeine, Anorganische und Theoretische Chemie

    2008-06-15

    The normal-pressure (NP) orthorhombic TiNiSi-type (space group Pnma) stannides RENiSn (RE = Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) and REPdSn (RE = La, Pr, Nd) were transformed into the corresponding hexagonal ZrNiAl-type (space group P anti 62m) high-pressure (HP) modifications under multianvil high-pressure (7.5 - 11.5 GPa) high-temperature (1100 - 1200 C) conditions. The structures of NP-CeNiSn, HP-PrNiSn, NP-NdNiSn, HP-LaPdSn, HP-PrPdSn, and HP-NdPdSn were refined from single crystal X-ray diffractometer data. Structural data for HP-SmNiSn were obtained from a Rietveld powder refinement. The high-pressure phase transition significantly changes the rare earth coordination, i. e. 4 RE + 6 Ni(Pd) + 6 Sn atoms for the NP-phases and 6 RE + 5 Ni(Pd) + 6 Sn atoms for the HP-phases. Susceptibility measurements of HP-PrPdSn and HP-NdPdSn reveal paramagnetic behavior with experimental magnetic moments of 3.61(1) {mu}{sub B}/Pr atom and 3.66(1) {mu}{sub B}/Nd atom, respectively. Low-temperature susceptibility and specific heat data point to inhomogeneous magnetism and spin-glass behavior, respectively. (orig.)

  9. Synthesis and in vitro microbial evaluation of La(III), Ce(III), Sm(III) and Y(III) metal complexes of vitamin B6 drug

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    Refat, Moamen S.; Al-Azab, Fathi M.; Al-Maydama, Hussein M. A.; Amin, Ragab R.; Jamil, Yasmin M. S.

    2014-06-01

    Metal complexes of pyridoxine mono hydrochloride (vitamin B6) are prepared using La(III), Ce(III), Sm(III) and Y(III). The resulting complexes are investigated. Some physical properties, conductivity, analytical data and the composition of the four pyridoxine complexes are discussed. The elemental analysis shows that the formed complexes of La(III), Ce(III), Sm(III) and Y(III) with pyridoxine are of 1:2 (metal:PN) molar ratio. All the synthesized complexes are brown in color and possess high melting points. These complexes are partially soluble in hot methanol, dimethylsulfoxide and dimethylformamide and insoluble in water and some other organic solvents. Elemental analysis data, spectroscopic (IR, UV-vis. and florescence), effective magnetic moment in Bohr magnetons and the proton NMR suggest the structures. However, definite particle size is determined by invoking the X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron microscopy data. The results obtained suggested that pyridoxine reacted with metal ions as a bidentate ligand through its phenolate oxygen and the oxygen of the adjacent group at the 4‧-position. The molar conductance measurements proved that the pyridoxine complexes are electrolytic in nature. The kinetic and thermodynamic parameters such as: Ea, ΔH*, ΔS* and ΔG* were estimated from the DTG curves. The antibacterial evaluation of the pyridoxine and their complexes were also performed against some gram positive, negative bacteria as well as fungi.

  10. Synthesis, spectroscopic and antimicrobial studies of La(III), Ce(III), Sm(III) and Y(III) Metformin HCl chelates

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    Refat, Moamen S.; Al-Azab, Fathi M.; Al-Maydama, Hussein M. A.; Amin, Ragab R.; Jamil, Yasmin M. S.; Kobeasy, Mohamed I.

    2015-05-01

    Metal complexes of Metformin hydrochloride were prepared using La(III), Ce(III), Sm(III) and Y(III). The resulting complexes were discussed and synthesized to serve as potential insulin-mimetic. Some physical properties and analytical data of the four complexes were checked. The elemental analysis shows that La(III), Ce(III) Sm(III) and Y(III) formed complexes with Metformin in 1:3 (metal:MF) molar ratio. All the synthesized complexes are white and possess high melting points. These complexes are soluble in dimethylsulfoxide and dimethylformamide, partially soluble in hot methanol and insoluble in water and some other organic solvents. From the spectroscopic (infrared, UV-vis and florescence), effective magnetic moment and elemental analyses data, the formula structures are suggested. The results obtained suggested that Metformin reacted with metal ions as a bidentate ligand through its two imino groups. The molar conductance measurements proved that the Metformin complexes are slightly electrolytic in nature. The kinetic thermodynamic parameters such as: E∗, ΔH∗, ΔS∗ and ΔG∗ were estimated from the DTG curves. The antibacterial evaluations of the Metformin and their complexes were also performed against some gram positive, negative bacteria as well as fungi.

  11. Preparation and Electrical Property of Ba1.03Ce0.8Ho0.2O3-α Solid Electrolyte

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    WANG, Maoyuan; QIU, Ligan; SUN, Yufeng

    2009-01-01

    Ba1.03Ce0.8Ho0.2O3-α solid electrolyte with nonstoichiometric composition was prepared by high temperature solid-state reaction. Phase composition, surface and fracture morphologies of the material were characterized by using XRD and SEM, respectively. Ionic transport number and conductivity of the material were measured by gas concentration cell and ac impedance spectroscopy methods in the temperature range of 600-1000 ℃ in dry air, wet air and wet hydrogen, respectively. Ionic conduction was researched and compared with those of BaCe0.8Ho0.2O3-α and Ba0.970.8Ho0.2O3-α. The results indicate that Ba1.03Ce0.8Ho0.2O3-α is a single-phase perovskite-type orthorhombic system. In the temperature range of 600-1000 ℃, it is a mixed conductor of oxide ion and electron hole with the oxide ionic transport number of 0.10-0.36 in dry air atmosphere, a mixed conductor of proton, oxide ion and electronic hole with the protonic transport number of 0.11-0.01 and the oxide ionic trans- port number of 0.34-0.30 in wet air atmosphere, and a pure protonic conductor with the protonic transport number ionic conduction is superior to that of BaCe0.8Ho0.2O3-α and Ba0.97Ce0.8Ho0.2O3-α under the experimental conditions.

  12. Limited infiltration due to reactive sintering of nano-Sm2O3 with preforms—its effect on (Y, Sm)Ba2Cu3O7-δ superconductors

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    Naik, S. Pavan Kumar; Missak Swarup Raju, P.; Rajasekharan, T.; Bai, V. Seshu

    2016-11-01

    Preform optimized infiltration growth process (POIGP) is employed to fabricate mixed rare earth (Y, Sm)Ba2Cu3O7-δ superconductors of high performance. POIGP creates wide range of pinning centres and also enables nano-particle additions to stable Y2BaCuO5 (Y-211) preforms. Nano-Sm2O3 particles (30-50 nm) were introduced in 0, 10, 20 and 30 wt.%, homogenously and without agglomeration, into the Y-211 preforms and the corresponding composites YBCO-Ar, YSm-10, YSm-20 and YSm-30 are fabricated. Though all the samples were processed in argon atmosphere to suppress the formation of solid solutions with Sm at Ba site, the effort was successful only in the YSm-20 sample, as seen from sharp diamagnetic transition and XRD studies. Magnetic property measurements were carried out on samples which showed strong (00l) texture, but were not necessarily single crystalline since no seed was used in the experiments. The calculated critical current densities (J c) are thus reflective of the values in the basal plane, in the most favourable direction. The final composites revealed YSm-20 to exhibit better J c with substantial flux pinning up to 9 T, at 77 K. Detailed examination of microstructures and field dependence of J c reveal that the addition of nano-particles is not always rewarding and can lead to reactive sintering of Y-211 and limit the extent of liquid phase inflow into preforms. This not only can lead to incomplete reaction leaving larger 211 particles in the matrix, but can also shift the composition of liquid phase such that it promotes the formation of undesired solid solutions in IG processed REBCO as seen in YSm-30. The effect of various factors like open porosity in the preform, the ease of liquid phase infiltration and the liquid phase composition on the residual 211 size in the composites, suppression of RE/Ba solid solutions, and the resultant J c versus H curves is discussed.

  13. Frequency and temperature dependence of dielectric and electric properties of Ba2-xSm4+2x/3Ti8O24 with structural analysis

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    Dielectric ceramics samples of barium titanium oxide doped with samarium, having a complex structural formula of Ba2-xSm4+2x/3Ti8O24 (referred to as BST), were fabricated by a high temperature solid-state reaction technique with varying x (0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6). X-ray diffraction technique was used to check the formation of particular phases. Scanning electron microscope technique was used to study the surface morphology of the samples. The samples were studied in a temperature range of 298 K t...

  14. Phase Relations in Ba6−3xLn8+2xTi18O54 (Ln = Nd & Sm Electroceramics

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    Amanda L. Snashall

    2013-01-01

    x=0.33, ceramics with high Sm content are found to experience a severe degradation of Qf and changes in τcf trending, associated with the onset of globular and needle-like grain morphology and a Ba-Ti rich phase. x=0.67 ceramics with high Nd content are found to exhibit a secondary phase (Nd2Ti2O7 upon prolonged sintering which resulted in beneficial changes to Qf and τcf without affecting εr. Two BLnTss ceramics compositions with near-zero τcf were successfully synthesised with high Qf and εr values.

  15. Co-precipitation Synthesis and Oxygen Ionic Conducting Properties of Gd-or Sm-doped CeO2%Gd(Sm)掺杂CeO2的沉淀法合成与导电性能研究

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    吉春艳; 徐庆; 廖园富; 陈文; 徐开群

    2006-01-01

    采用碳酸盐共沉淀法合成Ce0.8Gd0.2O1.9和Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9粉体,并用交流阻抗谱法研究其氧离子导电性能.结果表明,在600 ℃的热处理温度下,可以合成出单一萤石结构的超微细粉体(~200 nm),在1 400 ℃烧结后其相对密度达到95 %以上.在测试温度为800 ℃时,Ce0.8Gd0.2O1.9和Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9的氧离子电导率分别达到7.8×10-1 S·cm-1和8.5×10-1 S·cm-1.在400~800 ℃范围内,其氧离子导电活化能分别为0.80 eV和0.72 eV.

  16. VUV Luminescent Properties of M2SiO4:Re M2SiO4:Re(M=Mg,Ca,Ba;Re=Ce3+,Tb3+)%M2SiO4:Re(M=Mg,Ca,Ba;Re=Ce3+,Tb3+)的发光性能

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    何大伟; 刘红利; 卢鹏志; 李鑫

    2007-01-01

    合成了系列M2SiO4∶Re(M=Mg,Ca,Ba; Re= Ce3+,Tb3+)样品,研究了样品在真空紫外区域的激发光谱和发射光谱.从激发谱可以看出:M2SiO4∶Re(M=Mg,Ca,Ba; Re= Ce3+,Tb3+)在147,172 nm有很强的吸收带.用Mg,Ca完全取代Ba2SiO4∶Tb3+中的Ba ,相对应的晶体的晶格参数逐渐增大,晶场的能量逐渐减少,其激发光谱随着碱土离子半径的增加向长波方向移动.在172 nm真空紫外光激发下,观察到M2SiO4∶Re(M=Mg,Ca,Ba; Re=Tb3+和M2SiO4∶Re(M=Mg,Ca,Ba; Re= Ce3+,Tb3+)特征发射;在真空紫外激发下,随着M2SiO4∶Re(M=Mg,Ca,Ba; Re= Ce3+,Tb3+)中Ce3+含量的增加,M2SiO4∶Re的特征发射明显减弱,并分析讨论了相关发光现象的成因.%A series of phosphor of M2SiO4∶Re(M=Mg,Ca,Ba; Re= Ce3+,Tb3+) were synthesized and studied. The excitation spectra measurement showed that M2SiO4(M=Mg,Ca,Ba) had high energy absorption in the excitation spectra centered at 147 nm and 172 nm. The excitation spectra of M2SiO4∶Tb3+ (M=Mg,Ca,Ba) consist of two broad bands: one is in the range from 130 to 200 nm and the other is from 200 to 250 nm. The former is assigned to the host absorption, the latter is attributed to the absorption of the Tb3+. Photoluminescence measurements indicated that M2SiO4∶Re (M=Mg,Ca,Ba; Re=Ce3+,Tb3+) phosphor exhibits green emission under VUV excitation. However as Ce3+ doped in the samples, the absorption band decreases evidently in VUV.

  17. Luminescence of Ce doped oxygen crystalline compounds based on Hf and Ba

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    Borisevich, A E; Lecoq, P

    2003-01-01

    The luminescence properties of the Ce-doped hafnium and barium compounds have been investigated to determine their potential as heavy scintillation materials. Compounds have been prepared by solid state synthesis. All of them have shown a bright luminescence attributed to trivalent cerium. Emission bands are peaked in the 425-475nm spectral region at room temperature.

  18. Y3Al5O12:Re3+ (Re=Ce, Eu, and Sm nanocrystalline powders prepared by modified glycine combustion method

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    Lojpur V.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Yttrium aluminum garnet doped with rare earth ions (Ce3+, Eu3+ and Sm3+ was prepared by modified glycine method. Ce3+ as a dopant was used in four different concentrations (Y3-xCexAl5O12; x(% = 1, 2, 3, 5, while doping concentration of Eu3+ and Sm3+ was Y3-xEuxAl5O12; x(% = 3 and Y3-xSmxAl5O12; x(% = 1, respectively. Phase composition of powders was investigated using XRD technique and expected target phase was confirmed. Photoluminescent characterization included measurements of excitation and emission spectra, as well as determination of emission decays. Y3-xCexAl5O12 shows intense broad-band emission, with maximum in green spectral region, at about 524 nm under ultraviolet or blue excitation. The origin of the luminescence is the 5d1→4f1 transition which is both parity and spin allowed. Ultraviolet and blue excitations of Eu3+ and Sm3+ doped Y3Al5O12 produce intense orange and red emissions. These emissions are phosphorescent in character and come from spin forbidden f-f electron transitions in Eu3+ and Sm3+ ions. For the case of Eu3+ doping emission comes mainly from 5D0→7F1 transitions with Stark components peaking at 590 nm and 590.75 nm, and with emission decay of 4.15 ms. In the case of Sm3+ doping, the emission spectrum, shows 4G5/2→6H5/2, 4G5/2→6H7/2, and 4G5/2→6H9/2 transitions, with the most intense stark components positioned at 567.5 nm, 617 nm, and 650 nm, respectively and for transition centered at 617 nm, emission decay is 3.12 ms. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 171022 i br. 45012

  19. Scintillation and luminescence characteristics of Ce3+doped in Li2O-Gd2O3-BaO-B2O3 scintillating glasses

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    Zaman, F.; Rooh, G.; Srisittipokakun, N.; Kim, H. J.; Kaewnuam, E.; Meejitpaisan, P.; Kaewkhao, J.

    2017-01-01

    Ce3+ activated Li2O-Gd2O3-BaO-B2O3glass scintillator containing neutron-capture elements (7Li, 11Band 158Gd)were developed by conventional melt-quenching technique. Luminescence spectra under UV and X-ray excitation showed Ce3+ion emission due to 5d→4f transition at 391 nm. Energy transfer from the host glass to Ce3+ions were confirmed by VUV-UV and XEL spectra. The highest emission intensity of Ce3+ions were observed at 0.5 mol%of CeF3. For the same concentration the decay time was obtained to be 19.7 ns and their mean critical distance was calculated about 22.33 Å. The observed decay constants revealed that direct electron-hole capture was a dominant scintillation process in the present glass matrix.

  20. Synthesis, Sintering, and Electrical Properties of BaCe0.9−xZrxY0.1O3−δ

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    Ricote, S.; Caboche, G.; Estournes, C.

    2008-01-01

    BaCe0.9-xZrxY0.1O3-delta powders were synthesized by a solid-state reaction. Different contents of cerium and zirconium were studied. Pellets were sintered using either conventional sintering in air at 1700 degrees C or the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) technique. The density of the samples sintered...

  1. Vacuum ultraviolet-ultraviolet and x-ray excited luminescence properties of Ba3Gd(BO3)3:Ce3+

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    Han, B.; Liang, H.; Lin, H.; Zhong, J.; Su, Q.; Dorenbos, P.; Birowosuto, M.D.; Zhang, G.; Fu, Y.

    2007-01-01

    The phosphors Ba3Gd(BO3)3:Ce3+ were prepared by a solid-state reaction technique at high temperature. The vacuum ultraviolet-ultraviolet and visible spectroscopic properties of the phosphors together with decay time curves are investigated and discussed. The spectroscopic properties are explained by

  2. Thermoelastic and structural properties of ionically conducting cerate perovskites: (I) BaCeO3 at low temperature in the Pbnm phase

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    Knight, Kevin S.; Bonanos, Nikolaos

    2013-01-01

    The thermoelastic and structural properties of BaCeO3 perovskite in the Pbnm phase field have been studied using high resolution neutron diffractometry at 37 temperatures between 2 K and 350 K. From a simultaneous fit of the isochoric heat capacity and unit cell volume, the vibrational density of...

  3. Crystal chemistry and magnetic behavior of compounds RE[sub 3]Mn[sub 4]Sn[sub 4], RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm and MM (mischmetal)

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    Weitzer, F. (Inst. fuer Physikalische Chemie, Wien Univ. (Austria)); Hiebl, K. (Inst. fuer Physikalische Chemie, Wien Univ. (Austria)); Rogl, P. (Inst. fuer Physikalische Chemie, Wien Univ. (Austria)); Noel, H. (Lab. de Chimie du Solide et Inorganique Moleculaire, Univ. de Rennes-1, 35 (France))

    1992-11-01

    Novel ternary stannides RE[sub 3]Mn[sub 4]Sn[sub 4] have been synthesized by the arc melting technique, starting from the pure elements. All compounds with the early and large rare earth metals (RE=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) and mischmetal (MM) were found to be isotypic with the Gd[sub 3]Cu[sub 4]Ge[sub 4]-type (space group, Immm-D[sub 2h][sup 25], No. 71; Z=2). The crystal structure of the Gd[sub 3]Cu[sub 4]Ge[sub 4]-type stannides is a combination of structural slabs RESn[sub 2] of the AlB[sub 2]-type and slabs Re[sub 4]Mn[sub 2]Sn[sub 2], common to the ThCr[sub 2]Si[sub 2]type. The (Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm)[sub 3]Mn[sub 4]Sn[sub 4] compounds exhibit antiferromagnetism. For (Pr, Nd)[sub 3]Mn[sub 4]Sn[sub 4] an onset of a spinflip process is indicated at a magnetic field H[sub crit]>2.5 Tesla. La[sub 3]Mn[sub 4]Sn[sub 4] as well as Ce[sub 3]Mn[sub 4]Sn[sub 4] show broad maxima of the suceptibility at T[proportional to]300 K, possibly due to demagnetizing effects caused by valence instabilities. The manganese atoms carry localized effective moments of 3 [mu][sub B] and 5 [mu][sub B], respectively. (orig.)

  4. Pencil Beam Spectral Measurements of Ce, Ho, Yb, and Ba Powders for Potential Use in Medical Applications

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    N. Martini

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to obtain modified X-ray spectra, by using appropriate filter materials for use in applications such as dual energy X-ray imaging. K-edge filtering technique was implemented in order to obtain narrow energy bands for both dual- and single-kVp techniques. Three lanthanide filters (cerium, holmium, and ytterbium and a filter outside lanthanides (barium, with low K-edge, were used to modify the X-ray spectra. The X-ray energies that were used in this work ranged from 60 to 100 kVp. Relative root mean square error (RMSE and the coefficient of variation were used for filter selection. The increasing filter thicknesses led to narrower energy bands. For the dual-kVp technique, 0.7916 g/cm2 Ho, 0.9422 g/cm2 Yb, and 1.0095 g/cm2 Yb were selected for 70, 80, and 90 kVp, respectively. For the single-kVp technique 0.5991 g/cm2 Ce, 0.8750 g/cm2 Ba, and 0.8654 g/cm2 Ce were selected for 80, 90, and 100 kVp, respectively. The filtered X-ray spectra of this work, after appropriate modification, could be used in various X-ray applications, such as dual-energy mammography, bone absorptiometry, and digital tomosynthesis.

  5. 固体电解质BaCe1-xREXO3-δ的电导率及燃料电池性能%Structure and properties of the fuel cell of BaCe1-xRExO3-δ

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    陶宁; 蒋凯

    2001-01-01

    利用溶胶-凝胶法合成了BaCe1-xRExO3 (RE:稀土)系列固体电解质,结果证明纯BaCeO3导电性较差,RE3+的引入,取代了晶格中的Ce4+,增加了氧空位,大大提高了体系的导电性.文章还研究了掺杂的BaCeO3体系的导电机理,讨论了不同稀土离子掺杂对电导率的影响,以BaCe1-xRExOa-δ为固体电解质组装了H2/O2燃料电池,电池的开路电压接近1 V,短路电流密度超过100 mA/cm2,以BaCeo.8Cdo.2O2.9为SOFC电解质,800℃时最大输出功率密度达30 mW/cm2.

  6. Study on package of white led device for ce,sm:yag single crystal%Ce,Sm:YAG单晶用于白光LED器件的封装研究

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    郝继彦; 陈兆平; 张成龙; 向卫东; 刘海涛

    2015-01-01

    采用提拉法生长了白光LED用Ce,Sm:YAG单晶,用XRD对物相进行分析,探讨了不同因素对LED器件光电参数的影响,采用LED老化仪对不同封装形式的LED器件进行了光衰测试,结果表明:采用不同支架封装对LED器件光电参数影响很小;提高晶片厚度可以增加光效,但光谱中黄绿光成分随之增加,色度坐标偏离白光区域;随着测试电流的降低,器件光效显著增加,AB胶的引入可以增加器件的光效。而在1000小时光衰测试中并未出现发光衰减。%Ce,Sm:YAG single crystal for white light emitting diode (LED) was grown by Czochralski method. The crystal phase structure of YAG was analysised by XRD.The photoelectric properties of white LED fabricated by Ce,Sm:YAG single crystal Were also measured by several factors.The light decay of LED device was tested by the LED aging instrument.LED packages of different stents optical parameters of the device have little effect.Thickness of the wafer can be increased to improve light efficiency, but increases the spectral components in yellow-green,white chromaticity coordinates deviate from the region.With lower test current,there is significant increasing in device efficiency.The introducing of AB glue can increase the optical efficiency of the device.There was no luminescence decay during the test of 1000 h.

  7. No genotoxicity in rat blood cells upon 3- or 6-month inhalation exposure to CeO2 or BaSO4 nanomaterials.

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    Cordelli, Eugenia; Keller, Jana; Eleuteri, Patrizia; Villani, Paola; Ma-Hock, Lan; Schulz, Markus; Landsiedel, Robert; Pacchierotti, Francesca

    2017-01-01

    In the course of a 2-year combined chronic toxicity-carcinogenicity study performed according to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Test Guideline 453, systemic (blood cell) genotoxicity of two OECD representative nanomaterials, CeO2 NM-212 and BaSO4 upon 3- or 6-month inhalation exposure to rats was assessed. DNA effects were analysed in leukocytes using the alkaline Comet assay, gene mutations and chromosome aberrations were measured in erythrocytes using the flow cytometric Pig-a gene mutation assay and the micronucleus test (applying both microscopic and flow cytometric evaluation), respectively. Since nano-sized CeO2 elicited lung effects at concentrations of 5mg/m(3) (burdens of 0.5mg/lung) in the preceding range-finding study, whereas nano-sized BaSO4 did not induce any effect, female rats were exposed to aerosol concentrations of 0.1 up to 3mg/m(3) CeO2 or 50mg/m(3) BaSO4 nanomaterials (6h/day; 5 days/week; whole-body exposure). The blood of animals treated with clean air served as negative control, whereas blood samples from rats treated orally with three doses of 20mg/kg body weight ethylnitrosourea at 24h intervals were used as positive controls. As expected, ethylnitrosourea elicited significant genotoxicity in the alkaline Comet and Pig-a gene mutation assays and in the micronucleus test. By contrast, 3- and 6-month CeO2 or BaSO4 nanomaterial inhalation exposure did not elicit significant findings in any of the genotoxicity tests. The results demonstrate that subchronic inhalation exposure to different low doses of CeO2 or to a high dose of BaSO4 nanomaterials does not induce genotoxicity on the rat hematopoietic system at the DNA, gene or chromosome levels.

  8. Combinative energy,oxygen deficiency and superconductivity in LnBa2Cu3O7-x (Ln=Nd,Er,Sm)

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    王淑霞; 刘文利; 韩圣浩; 张酣

    2003-01-01

    The correlation among the combinative energy, superconductivity, oxygen content, the position of holes in different planes, and the position of holes in the Cu(2)-O plane in LnBa2Cu3O7-x (Ln= Nd, Er, and Sm) has been investigated on the basis of a block model. The results indicate that the combinative energy decreases with increasing Tc in all of these compounds. And also, the combinative energies are obviously different with holes at different positions in the Cu(2)-O plane when the oxygen deficiency is low. However, this difference becomes less with increasing the oxygen deficiency.The effect of the holes in different positions on the combinative energy supplies some clue to the understanding of an unresolved problem, i.e. whether the distribution of carriers in the CuO2 plane is uniform or inhomogeneous. The results not only show that the structural characters, the combinative energy between two structural blocks and the superconductivity are closely interrelated in this class of compounds, but also reveal some differences among these systems. The relationship between the combinative energy and the Tc value in NdBa2Cu3O7-x shows some features different from the systems containing Er or Sm.

  9. AC susceptibility of the high-T{sub c} superconductor SmBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 2}O{sub y}

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    Kim, H.; Lee, B. Y.; Lee, J. H.; Kim, Y. C. [Pusan National University, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2004-10-15

    The policrystalline SmBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 2}O{sub y} was synthesized by the solid state reaction method. The dependence of AC susceptibility on temperature and applied ac field was studied. The critical temperature T{sub c} is about 92 K. As the ac field is increased, the slope and the value of real part of susceptibility become smaller and the peak position of imaginary part T{sub P} was shifted to a lower temperature with peak broadening. Using Bean's model, we determined intergrain critical current density J{sub c} and obtained 44 A/cm{sup 2} at 75 K. From the relation of the J{sub c}(T)=(1-T/T{sub c}){beta} we obtained ){beta} 0.8 and found that the Josephson junction type of the SmBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 2}O{sub y} is SIS junction. The peak of the imaginary part shifts to higher temperature with increasing frequency, f. from Arrhenius plot, we obtained the activation energy of about 0.96 eV.

  10. Improved electrical mobility in highly epitaxial La:BaSnO{sub 3} films on SmScO{sub 3}(110) substrates

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    Wadekar, P. V.; O' Sullivan, M.; Flack, N. L. O.; Manning, T. D.; Claridge, J. B.; Rosseinsky, M. J. [Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZD (United Kingdom); Alaria, J.; Phillips, L. J.; Durose, K. [Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy and Department of Physics, University of Liverpool, Oxford Street, Liverpool L69 7ZE (United Kingdom); Lozano, O.; Lucas, S. [Research Centre for the Physics of Matter and Radiation, Namur Research Institute for Life Sciences, University of Namur, Namur 500 (Belgium)

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    Heteroepitaxial growth of BaSnO{sub 3} and Ba{sub 1−x}La{sub x}SnO{sub 3} (x = 7%) lanthanum doped barium stannate thin films on different perovskite single crystal (SrTiO{sub 3} (001) and SmScO{sub 3} (110)) substrates has been achieved by pulsed laser deposition under optimized deposition conditions. X-ray diffraction measurements indicate that the films on either of these substrates are relaxed due to the large mismatch and present a high degree of crystallinity with narrow rocking curves and smooth surface morphology while analytical quantification by proton induced X-ray emission confirms the stoichiometric La transfer from a polyphasic target, producing films with measured La contents above the bulk solubility limit. The films show degenerate semiconducting behavior on both substrates, with the observed room temperature resistivities, Hall mobilities, and carrier concentrations of 4.4 mΩ cm, 10.11 cm{sup 2} V{sup −1} s{sup −1}, and 1.38 × 10{sup 20} cm{sup −3} on SmScO{sub 3} and 7.8 mΩ cm, 5.8 cm{sup 2} V{sup −1} s{sup −1}, and 1.36 × 10{sup 20} cm{sup −3} on SrTiO{sub 3} ruling out any extrinsic contribution from the substrate. The superior electrical properties observed on the SmScO{sub 3} substrate are attributed to reduction in dislocation density from the lower lattice mismatch.

  11. Clarification and mitigation of marked J c decrease at low magnetic fields of BaHfO3-doped SmBaCuO3 thin films deposited on seed layer

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    Watanabe, Yutaro; Ichino, Yusuke; Yoshida, Yutaka; Ichinose, Ataru

    2016-07-01

    In accordance with the results of our previous research, a low-temperature growth (LTG) technique is effective for expanding the lower growth temperature region of c-axis-orientated SmBa2Cu3O y (SmBCO) thin films. However, BaHfO3 (BHO)-doped LTG films show a marked decrease in J c at low magnetic fields compared with conventional PLD films. In this study, we aimed to clarify the mechanism of J c decrease and investigated the thickness dependence of the seed layer on the (LaAlO3)0.3(Sr2AlTaO6)0.7 (LSAT) (100) single crystal. The obtained results indicate that J c decreased at low magnetic fields as the thickness of the seed layer increased. It is suggested that flux line kinks produced by flux motion in the seed layer would lead to the depinning of flux lines from BHO nanorods in the upper layer. Thus, we added Y2O3 into the seed layer to trap flux lines in the seed layer. Consequently, we improved J c in the low magnetic field region even in the films prepared by using the LTG technique.

  12. Synthesis, thermal and spectroscopic behaviors of metal-drug complexes: La(III), Ce(III), Sm(III) and Y(III) amoxicillin trihydrate antibiotic drug complexes

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    Refat, Moamen S.; Al-Maydama, Hussein M. A.; Al-Azab, Fathi M.; Amin, Ragab R.; Jamil, Yasmin M. S.

    2014-07-01

    The metal complexes of Amoxicillin trihydrate with La(III), Ce(III), Sm(III) and Y(III) are synthesized with 1:1 (metal:Amox) molar ratio. The suggested formula structures of the complexes are based on the results of the elemental analyses, molar conductivity, (infrared, UV-visible and fluorescence) spectra, effective magnetic moment in Bohr magnetons, as well as the thermal analysis (TG), and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results obtained suggested that Amoxicillin reacted with metal ions as tridentate ligands, coordinating the metal ion through its amino, imino, and β-lactamic carbonyl. The kinetic thermodynamic parameters such as: Ea, ΔH*, ΔS* and ΔG* were estimated from the DTG curves.

  13. Synthesis, thermal and spectroscopic behaviors of metal-drug complexes: La(III), Ce(III), Sm(III) and Y(III) amoxicillin trihydrate antibiotic drug complexes.

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    Refat, Moamen S; Al-Maydama, Hussein M A; Al-Azab, Fathi M; Amin, Ragab R; Jamil, Yasmin M S

    2014-07-15

    The metal complexes of Amoxicillin trihydrate with La(III), Ce(III), Sm(III) and Y(III) are synthesized with 1:1 (metal:Amox) molar ratio. The suggested formula structures of the complexes are based on the results of the elemental analyses, molar conductivity, (infrared, UV-visible and fluorescence) spectra, effective magnetic moment in Bohr magnetons, as well as the thermal analysis (TG), and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results obtained suggested that Amoxicillin reacted with metal ions as tridentate ligands, coordinating the metal ion through its amino, imino, and β-lactamic carbonyl. The kinetic thermodynamic parameters such as: Ea, ΔH(*), ΔS(*) and ΔG(*) were estimated from the DTG curves.

  14. Study of Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (SDC) electrolyte prepared by a simple modified solid-state method

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    殷仕龙; 李梦楠; 曾燕伟; 李传明; 陈小卫; 叶祝鹏

    2014-01-01

    Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (SDC) electrolyte was prepared by a modified solid state method at relatively low sintering temperatures without any sintering promoters. The phase composition and microstructure of the electrolytes were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) technologies. A relative density of SDC electrolyte sintered at 1300 ºC reached 97.3%and the mean SDC grain size was about 770 nm. Their ionic conductivity and thermal expansion coefficient were also measured by electrochemical workstation and dilatometer. The electrolyte attained a high conductivity of 5×10-2 S/cm at 800 ºC with an activation energy of 1.03 eV and a proper thermal expansion coefficient of 12.6×10-6 K-1.

  15. Electronic structure and optical properties of rare earth hexaborides RB{sub 6} (R = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd)

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    Singh, Nirpendra [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667 (India); Saini, Sapan Mohan [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667 (India); Nautiyal, Tashi [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667 (India); Auluck, S [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667 (India)

    2007-08-29

    The optical and electronic properties of the rare earth hexaborides RB{sub 6} (R = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd) are studied using the full potential linearized augmented plane wave method. To account better for the on-site f-electron correlation, we adopted the Coulomb corrected local spin density approximation (LSDA+U) to the exchange correlation functional in the calculations. Our electronic structure calculation shows the overlapping of R 5d states and B 2p states at the X symmetry point. The magnetic moment of the ferromagnetic rare earth hexaborides increases with increasing 4f occupation. The calculated reflectivity and optical conductivity spectra are in agreement with the experimental data, although the structures in the calculated optical spectra are sharper.

  16. Superlattice structure of Ce{sup 3+}-doped BaMgF{sub 4} fluoride crystals - x-ray diffraction, electron spin-resonance, and optical investigations

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    Yamaga, M.; Hattori, K. [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, Gifu (Japan); Kodama, N. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University, Akita (Japan); Ishizawa, N. [Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama (Japan); Honda, M. [Faculty of Science, Naruto University of Education, Naruto (Japan); Shimamura, K.; Fukuda, T. [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan)

    2001-09-14

    The x-ray diffraction patterns for Ce{sup 3+}-doped BaMgF{sub 4} (BMF) crystals suggest the existence of superlattice structure. The superlattice model is consistent with the characterization of the 4f{sup 1} ground state of Ce{sup 3+} as a probe ion using the electron spin-resonance (ESR) technique. The distinct Ce{sup 3+} luminescence spectra with different peak energies and lifetimes also support the superlattice model. Although the detailed superlattice structure could not be analysed using the diffraction spots, a model has been proposed, taking into account the eight Ce{sup 3+} polyhedra with different anion coordinations in the unit cell of the BMF crystal obtained from the ESR experiments. (author)

  17. Comparative Investigation on the Photocatalytic Degradation of 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol Using Pure and M-Doped (M = Ba, Ce, Mg) ZnO Spherical Nanoparticles.

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    Selvam, N Clament Sagaya; Jesudoss, S K; Rajan, P Iyyappa; Kennedy, L John; Vijaya, J Judith

    2015-08-01

    Pure and M-doped (Ba, Ce, Mg) ZnO spherical nanoparticles are synthesized by a simple low temperature co-precipitation method, and were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), high resolution scanning electron microscopy (HR-SEM), and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM). The XRD results showed the formation of single phase ZnO with wurtzite crystal structure and the electron microscopic studies supported the validity for the formation of pure and M-doped (Ba, Ce, Mg) ZnO spherical nanoparticles. Photocatalytic degradation (PCD) of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol, a potent endocrine disrupting chemical in aqueous medium was investigated by both pure and M-doped (Ba, Ce, Mg) ZnO spherical nanoparticles under UV-light irradiation. The influence of the metal dopants on the structure and photocatalytic (PC) activity of ZnO was investigated systematically. Furthermore, the effect of different parameters such as 2,4,6-trichlorophenol concentration, photocatalyst amount, pH and dopant wt% on the resulting PC activity was investigated. The kinetics of the photocatalytic degradation of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol was found to follow the pseudo-first order reaction, and it was established that Ba-doped ZnO is photocatalytically more active than the other photocatalysts.

  18. Preliminary Study on Hydrogen Permeation and Stability of BaCe0.90Y0.10O3-δ Membrane under Asymmetric Atm osphere

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    2001-01-01

    @@High-temperature proton conductors (HTPC) have been extensively studied since I wahara et al?1? reported protonic conduction in SrCeO3-based oxid es. Later, the BaCeO3-based oxides, such as BaCe0.90Yb0.10O3- d (BCYb10) and BaCe0.90Y0.10-O3-d (BCY10), we re fou nd to show higher conductivity?2?. High electronic and protonic conducti vity makes BCY10 a potential membrane for hydrogen separation?3?. Thin f ilms with high density, most probably made by sequential coating on porous subst rates, are imperative in order to promote hydrogen permeation flux?4?. T his makes it more necessary for such membranes to be kept stable and unspoilt un der asymmetric hydrogen-permeation atmosphere at elevated temperatures. In this paper, the stability and hydrogen permeation ability of BCY10 membrane are stud ied by XRD, SEM, energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis, H2-TPR process and hydrogen permeation experiment. The results showed that hydrogen cannot permeate through the BCY10 membrane without surface modification, and its surface cannot keep a uniform perovskite structure in the asymmetric atmosphere.

  19. BaCeO3:Eu3+的合成及发光性能研究

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    乐文志; 刘晓华; 王孝东; 刘敏

    2007-01-01

    采用高温固相反应法制备了Eu3+掺杂BaCeO3发光粉。分别用X射线粉末衍射、荧光光谱分析等手段研究了发光粉的晶体结构以及光致发光性能。XRD结果表明,Eu3+掺杂浓度达到6%(原子分数)时,仍然能够形成纯相的固溶体BaCe1-xEuxO3。荧光光谱检测结果表明,BaCe1-xEuxO3发光粉的激发光谱由强度很大的宽激发带(230-370nm)和锐线谱(峰值位于397和466nm)组成,其中宽激发带源于O2-—Ce4+电荷转移,锐线谱属于Eu3+的f-f跃迁吸收。BaCe1-xEuxO3的发射谱除了常见的5D0→7Fj(J=0-4)跃迁发射外,还有来自较高能级激发态5D1的跃迁5D17→Fj(J=1,2);随着Eu3+掺杂浓度的提高,其发光强度也逐渐增强,当掺杂浓度达到15%时,出现浓度猝灭现象。

  20. Scintillation characteristics of nonstoichiometric phases formed in MF sub 2 -GdF sub 3 -CeF sub 3 system Part II. (M=Ba), scintillation of Ba sub 1 sub - sub x Ce sub x F sub 2 sub + sub x (0.1<=x<=0.45) fluorite type crystals

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    Kobayashi, M; Sobolev, B P; Zhmurova, Z I; Krivandina, E A

    1999-01-01

    Among three different Ce-concentrations (10, 27 and 45 mol%) which we tested, the 27 mol% sample showed by far the best radiation hardness and the maximum fast component fraction in the luminescence. For this Ce-concentration, the scintillation intensity was about 30% of that in pure BaF sub 2 (within a 1 mu s gate) and comparable to that in CeF sub 3. The decay constant of scintillation was about 38 ns. The melting curve of the Ba sub 1 sub - sub x Ce sub x F sub 2 sub + sub x solid solutions has a maximum at approximately 27 mol% CeF sub 3. The congruent character of the melt with this composition, which should be related with specific structural defects configuration in anionic sublattice, could be the reason for the excellent radiation hardness observed in the Ba sub 0 sub . sub 7 sub 3 Ce sub 0 sub . sub 2 sub 7 F sub 2 sub . sub 2 sub 7 crystal.

  1. Optical and scintillation properties of Ce:(Gd8AE2)(SiO4)6O2 (AE = Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) crystals

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    Igashira, Takuya; Mori, Masaki; Okada, Go; Kawaguchi, Noriaki; Yanagida, Takayuki

    2017-02-01

    1% Ce-doped and non-doped (Gd8AE2)(SiO4)6O2 (AE = Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) (denoted as GMS, GCS, GSrS and GBS, respectively) single crystals were grown by the Floating Zone (FZ) method to evaluate their optical and scintillation properties. The Ce:GCS and Ce:GSrS samples exhibited scintillation and photoluminescence (PL) around 400 nm due to the 5d-4f transitions of Ce3+. On the other hand, Ce:GMS and Ce:GBS showed much weaker emissions in the wavelength range of 500-650 nm, in which the origin was associated with the host matrices. The PL decay curves were approximated by a double exponential decay function for all the Ce-doped samples. The decay times ranged around 10-30 and 40-90 ns, and faster components coincided with those of the non-doped samples. The scintillation decay curves of Ce-doped samples, on the other hand, were approximated by single exponential functions with slower decay constants than those of PL decay. These constants were very similar to those of non-doped samples. In the X-ray induced afterglow measurements, Ce:GCS exhibited the lowest afterglow level. The pulse height spectrum of these samples showed a full-energy peak under 241Am 5.5 MeV α-ray irradiation. Among these samples, Ce:GSrS exhibited the highest light yield which was around 600 ph/5.5 MeV-α.

  2. Mixed Conduction in Tb2O3 Doped BaCeO3

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    QIU Li-Gana; MA Gui-Lin

    2006-01-01

    BaxCe0.8Tb0.2O3-α (x=0.98-1.03) solid electrolytes were synthesized and characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD). By using AC impedance spectroscopy and gas concentration cell electromotive force (EMF) measurements, the electrical conduction behavior of the specimens was investigated in different gases during 500-1000 ℃.The influence of nonstoichiometry in the specimens with x≠ 1 on conduction properties was studied and comparedwith that in the specimen with x= 1. The results show that the specimens are all of perovskite-type orthorhombic structure. In 500-1000 ℃, electronic hole conduction is dominant in dry and wet oxygen, air or nitrogen. Protonic conduction is dominant in wet hydrogen and it is about two orders of magnitude higher than that in hydrogen-free atmospheres (oxygen, air and nitrogen). The electrical conductivity of the same specimen in water apor-saturated oxygen, air or nitrogen is slightly higher than that in corresponding gas without water vapor. The electrical conductivities of the nonstoichiometric specimens are higher than those of the stoichiometric one.

  3. Hydrogen separation through tailored dual phase membranes with nominal composition BaCe0.8Eu0.2O3-δ:Ce0.8Y0.2O2-δ at intermediate temperatures

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    Ivanova, Mariya E.; Escolástico, Sonia; Balaguer, Maria; Palisaitis, Justinas; Sohn, Yoo Jung; Meulenberg, Wilhelm A.; Guillon, Olivier; Mayer, Joachim; Serra, Jose M.

    2016-11-01

    Hydrogen permeation membranes are a key element in improving the energy conversion efficiency and decreasing the greenhouse gas emissions from energy generation. The scientific community faces the challenge of identifying and optimizing stable and effective ceramic materials for H2 separation membranes at elevated temperature (400–800 °C) for industrial separations and intensified catalytic reactors. As such, composite materials with nominal composition BaCe0.8Eu0.2O3-δ:Ce0.8Y0.2O2-δ revealed unprecedented H2 permeation levels of 0.4 to 0.61 mL·min‑1·cm‑2 at 700 °C measured on 500 μm-thick-specimen. A detailed structural and phase study revealed single phase perovskite and fluorite starting materials synthesized via the conventional ceramic route. Strong tendency of Eu to migrate from the perovskite to the fluorite phase was observed at sintering temperature, leading to significant Eu depletion of the proton conducing BaCe0.8Eu0.2O3-δ phase. Composite microstructure was examined prior and after a variety of functional tests, including electrical conductivity, H2-permeation and stability in CO2 containing atmospheres at elevated temperatures, revealing stable material without morphological and structural changes, with segregation-free interfaces and no further diffusive effects between the constituting phases. In this context, dual phase material based on BaCe0.8Eu0.2O3-δ:Ce0.8Y0.2O2-δ represents a very promising candidate for H2 separating membrane in energy- and environmentally-related applications.

  4. Melting of SmBa2Cu3O7-y-seeds during preparation of YBCO Bulk Superconductors by Infiltration Growth Method

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    Vojtkova, L.; Diko, P.; Volochová, D.

    2016-03-01

    The conditions for single-grain growth of YBCO bulk superconductors by top seeded infiltration growth were tested. It is shown that the interaction of melt formed from BaCuO2 + CuO + Y2O3 precursor with the Sm123 seed causes dissolution of the seed at maximum melting temperature 1045 °C. Experiments with low weight Y211 pellet confirmed that the low concentration of Y in the infiltration melt is responsible for this effect. The most effective way suppressing the seed dissolution was shown to be the insertion of Y123 + Y211 buffer layer between the seed and the Y211 pellet. This buffer layer possesses the melt which is saturated with yttrium what prevents dissolution of the seed.

  5. Quantitative description of the phase transition of Aurivillius oxides Sm modified BaBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} ceramics

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    Fang, Pinyang, E-mail: fpy_2000@163.com [College of Physics and Information Technology, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi' an 710062 (China); Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Photoelectric Functional Materials and Devices, School of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Xi' an Technological University, Xi' an 710032 (China); Liu, Peng [College of Physics and Information Technology, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi' an 710062 (China); Xi, Zengzhe [Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Photoelectric Functional Materials and Devices, School of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Xi' an Technological University, Xi' an 710032 (China)

    2015-07-15

    BaBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15}+xwt.%Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3} (x=0.00, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75) ceramics were prepared by the solid-state reaction method. The effect of samarium additives on the structural and electrical properties of BBT ceramic was investigated. XRD patterns indicate that all ceramics are an m=4 members of Aurivillius oxides and no secondary phases were detected. A broad dielectric peak in frequency dependent dielectric spectrum is observed during the phase transition of all the BBT ceramics. The modified Curie–Weiss law, Vogel–Fucher relationship and Lorentz-type law were used to describe the phase transition behavior. The relaxor behavior was described well by the modified Curie–Weiss law and Vogel–Fucher relation. The effect of samarium additives on the degree of relaxation and diffuseness of BBT ceramics was discussed.

  6. Effect of pressure on the [sup 7]F[sub 1] multiplet and phonon sidebands of Sm[sup 2+] in BaFCl

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    Shen, Y.R. (Fachbereich Physik, Univ.-GH-Paderborn (Germany)); Holzapfel, W.B. (Fachbereich Physik, Univ.-GH-Paderborn (Germany))

    1993-02-23

    The fluorescence of BaFCl:Sm[sup 2+] was studied at 20 K up to 8 GPa. In the spectra of [sup 5]D[sub 2,1,0][yields][sup 7]F[sub 1], a crossing of the crystal field levels [sup 7]F[sub 1](E) and [sup 7]F[sub 1](A[sub 2]) was noticed under pressure. The phonon sidebands of [sup 5]D[sub 0][yields][sup 7]F[sub 1,2] and [sup 5]D[sub 1][yields][sup 7]F[sub 1] were observed in which the [sup 5]D[sub 1][yields][sup 7]F[sub 1] phonon sideband showed a strong resonance enhancement under pressure. (orig.)

  7. Charge/orbital ordering structure in ordered perovskite Sm sub 1 sub / sub 2 Ba sub 1 sub / sub 2 MnO sub 3

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    Uchida, M; Akahoshi, D; Kumai, R; Tomioka, Y; Tokura, Y; Arima, T H

    2002-01-01

    In an A-site ordered perovskite manganite Sm sub 1 sub / sub 2 Ba sub 1 sub / sub 2 MnO sub 3 , a new charge/orbital ordering pattern was found at room temperature. Electron diffraction studies revealed a series of superlattice reflections with modulation vectors at q sub 2 =(1/2, 1/2, 1/2) as well as at q sub 1 =(1/4, 1/4, 0) in the tetragonal setting (a sub p x a sub p x 2a sub p , a sub p being the cubic perovskite lattice parameter). Together with the results of the resonant X-ray scattering and the charge-transport and magnetization measurements, a new model for the three-dimensional charge/orbital ordering in the ordered perovskite is proposed. (author)

  8. Hydrogen tunneling in the perovskite ionic conductor BaCe1-xYxO3-δ

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    Cordero, F.; Craciun, F.; Deganello, F.; La Parola, V.; Roncari, E.; Sanson, A.

    2008-08-01

    We present low-temperature anelastic and dielectric spectroscopy measurements on the perovskite ionic conductor BaCe1-xYxO3-x/2 in the protonated, deuterated, and outgassed states. Three main relaxation processes are ascribed to proton migration, reorientation about an Y dopant, and tunneling around the same O atom. An additional relaxation maximum appears only in the dielectric spectrum around 60 K and does not involve H motion but may be of electronic origin, e.g., small polaron hopping. The peak at the lowest temperature, assigned to H tunneling, has been fitted with a relaxation rate presenting crossovers from one-phonon transitions, nearly independent of temperature, to two-phonon processes, varying as T7 , to Arrhenius type. Substituting H with D lowers the overall rate by eight times. The corresponding peak in the dielectric loss has an intensity nearly 40 times smaller than expected from the classical reorientation of the electric dipole associated with the OH complex. This fact is discussed in terms of coherent tunneling states of H in a cubic and orthorhombically distorted lattice, possibly indicating that only H in the symmetric regions of twin boundaries exhibit tunneling, and in terms of reduction in the effective dipole due to lattice polarization.

  9. Preparation and third-order nonlinear optical properties of self-organized complex oxide Ce: BaTiO3 quantum dots

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    师文生; 陈正豪; 刘宁宁; 吕惠宾; 周岳亮; 崔大复; 杨国桢

    2000-01-01

    Pulsed laser ablation epitaxial Strancky-Krastanow growth of self-organized complex oxide Ce:BaTiO3 quantum dots on MgO(100) substrates is demonstrated. Atomic force microscopy and X-ray diffraction are used to observe the structure and the growth process of the self-organized complex oxide quantum dots. The average dimension, height, and the density of self-organized complex oxide Ce:BaTiO3 quantum dots are given. The nonlinear refractive indexes of the wetting layer and the self-organized ordered quantum dots are determined by the single beam Z-scan method. The mechanisms of the nonlinear effect enhancement for these low-dimensional structure are discussed.

  10. Preparation and third-order nonlinear optical properties of self-organized complex oxide Ce:BaTiO3 quantum dots

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    2000-01-01

    Pulsed laser ablation epitaxial Strancky-Krastanow growth of self-organized complex oxide Ce:BaTiO3 quantum dots on MgO(100) substrates is demonstrated.Atomic force microscopy and X-ray diffraction are used to observe the structure and the growth process of the self-organized complex oxide quantum dots.The average dimension,height,and the density of self-organized complex oxide Ce:BaTiO3 quantum dots are given.The nonlinear refractive indexes of the wetting layer and the self-organized ordered quantum dots are determined by the single beam Z-scan method.The mechanisms of the nonlinear effect enhancement for these low-dimensional structure are discussed.

  11. Composite Fe - BaCe0.2Zr0.6Y0.2O2.9 Anodes for Proton Conductor Fuel Cells

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    Lapina, Alberto; Chatzichristodoulou, Christodoulos; Holtappels, Peter;

    2014-01-01

    Symmetrical cells with Fe - BaCe0.2Zr0.6Y0.2O2.9 composite electrodes are produced by screen printing and infiltration, using BaCe0.2Zr0.6Y0.2O2.9 as electrolyte. The electrochemical performance of the composite electrode is studied by impedance spectroscopy at 250–500◦C in dry and wet hydrogen....../nitrogen mixtures. The polarization resistance is 1.6 _ cm2 at 500◦C in wet H2 (pH2O = 0.01 atm), and has an activation energy of 0.72 eV. The cells degrade upon exposure to temperatures up to 500◦C, likely due to coarsening of the iron nanoparticles and loss of electronic percolation in the composite anode. Iron...

  12. Superconductivity and mechanical properties of SmBa2Cu3O7-δ added with nano-crystalline ZnFe2O4

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    Abdeen, W.; El Tahan, A.; Awad, R.; Abou Aly, A. I.; El-Maghraby, E. M.; Khalaf, A.

    2016-06-01

    The effect of nanosized ZnFe2O4 addition on the physical properties of polycrystalline SmBa2Cu3O7-δ superconductor was studied. Superconducting samples of the type (ZnFe2O4) x SmBa2Cu3O7-δ, x = 0.00, 0.01, 0.02, 0.04, 0.06, 0.08, 0.10, 0.15 and 0.20 wt% were prepared by the solid-state reaction method. The characterization and superconductivity investigation were carried out using X-ray powder diffraction, XRD, scanning electron microscope, SEM, energy-dispersive X-ray, EDX, dc electrical resistivity and transport critical current density at 77 K. Improvements in the volume fraction, superconducting transition temperature, Tc, and transport critical current density, Jc, were observed as x increased from 0.00 up to 0.08 wt% and then they decreased with further increase in nanosized ZnFe2O4 addition. The Vickers microhardness number, H v, and elastic parameters have been measured at room temperature. The ultrasonic pulse-echo technique at 4 MHz was used to determine the elastic parameters. H v and the elastic parameters were observed to increase with increasing x. The enhancement of the elastic parameters may be due to the hindrance of dislocation motion with nanosized ZnFe2O4 addition. Moreover, Debye temperatures ( θ D) were calculated and it was found that their values increased with increasing nanosized ZnFe2O4 addition. The elastic parameters of the samples were computed and corrected to zero porosity using different models. Finally, the relationship between Young's modulus and H v was estimated for different models.

  13. Scintillation characteristics of nonstoichiometric phases formed in MF sub 2 -GdF sub 3 -CeF sub 3 system Part I. (M=Ba), scintillation of Ba sub 0 sub . sub 9 Gd sub 0 sub . sub 1 sub - sub x Ce sub x F sub 2 sub . sub 1 (0<=x<=0.1) fluorite-type crystals

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    Kobayashi, M; Sobolev, B P; Zhmurova, Z I; Krivandina, E A

    1999-01-01

    As the Ce concentration (x) was increased from 0 to 0.1 (complete replacement of Gd), the emission peak wavelength shifted from 310 (due to Gd sup 3 sup + emission) to 350 nm (due to Ce sup 3 sup + emission). The light intensity increased from a few percent to 46% of that in BaF sub 2. The decay constant of the dominant emission approached 30-40 ns, which is characteristic of the Ce sup 3 sup + luminescence. Although the radiation damage increased, its spontaneous recovery also increased by Ce sup 3 sup + doping. Phosphorescence (very slow component), which was significant for x=0 (Ce-undoped), was hardly detectable for x>0.05.

  14. NiO/Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9阳极材料制备及单电池性能%Preparation and Characterization of NiO/Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 Anode Material and Single Cell

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    方海燕; 程继贵; 杨俊芳; 李明玲

    2012-01-01

    本文采用柠檬酸燃烧法制备了柠檬酸与金属离子摩尔比(MRCM)为1.5的NiO/Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9(NiO/SDC)粉体,对其相组成和形貌等进行了表征。以NiO/SDC为阳极原料,共压法制备了SOFC单电池,对其电化学性能性能进行测试。结果表明,用柠檬酸燃烧法成功制备出NiO/Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9(NiO/SDC)粉体,NiO/SDC粉体中NiO与SDC晶体的粒度分别为10.39nm和7.01nm,粉体的分散性好,比表面积大。所制备的单电池在800℃测试温度下开路电压为0.721V,最大输出功率密度可达224.2mW/cm2。本试验的初步实验结果表明,以柠檬酸燃烧法制备的NiO/Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9(NiO/SDC)粉体为原料制备的阳极材料所构建的SOFC单电池表现出较好的电池性能,为阳极材料的研究开拓了新的发展方向。.%NiO/Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 (NiO/SDC) composite powder was prepared by a citric acid-nitrate combustion method in which the molar ratio of citric acid to metal ion (MRCM) was set 1.5. The phase composition and particle size of the powder were determined by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscope. Solid oxide fuel monocell with the NiO/SDC as anode was fixed up and tested on a home-made fuel cell testing device to investigate its electrochemical performance. The powder was well dispered and with high specific area. The respectively. The average particle sizes of NiO and SDC in the powder single cell can achieve the highest power density of were found 10.39nm and 7.01nm, 224.2mW/cm2 and an open circuit voltages of 0. 721V at 800℃. These results suggest that the SOFC monocell made with NiO/Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 (NiO/SDC) powder as the anode has a good cell performance, and the whole process may be a new direction for the study of anode materials.

  15. Investigation into the Incorporation of Phosphate into BaCe1−yAyO3−y/2 (A = Y, Yb, In

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we examine the effect of doping phosphate into BaCe1−yAyO3−y/2 (A = Y, Yb, In. The samples were analysed through a combination of X-ray diffraction, TGA, Raman spectroscopy and conductivity measurements. The results showed that phosphate could be incorporated into this system up to the 10% doping level, although this required an increased Y/Yb/In content, e.g., BaCe0.6(Y/In/Yb0.3P0.1O2.9. The phosphate doping was, however, shown to lead to a decrease in conductivity; although at low phosphate levels high conductivities were still observed, e.g., for BaCe0.65Y0.3P0.05O2.875, σ = 4.3 × 10−3 S cm−1 at 600 °C in wet N2. In terms of the effect of phosphate incorporation on the CO2 stability, it was shown to lead to a small improvement for the In containing samples, whereas the yttrium doped compositions showed no change in CO2 stability.

  16. Band-gap narrowing and magnetic behavior of Ni-doped Ba(Ti0.875Ce0.125)O3 thin films

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    Zhou, Wenliang; Deng, Hongmei; Yu, Lu; Yang, Pingxiong; Chu, Junhao

    2015-11-01

    Band-gap narrowing and magnetic effects have been observed in a Ni-doped Ba(Ti0.875Ce0.125)O3 (BTC) thin film. Structural characterizations and microstructural analysis show that the as-prepared Ba(Ti0.75Ce0.125Ni0.125)O3-δ (BTCN) thin film exhibits a cubic perovskite structure with an average grain size of 25 nm. The Ce doping at the Ti-site results in an increasing perovskite volume to favour an O-vacancy-stabilized Ni2+ substitution. Raman spectroscopy, however, shows the cubic symmetry of crystalline structures is locally lowered by the presence of dopants, significantly deviating from the ideal Pm3m space group. Moreover, BTCN presents a narrowed band-gap, much smaller than that of BaTiO3 and BTC, due to new states of both the highest occupied molecular orbital and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital in an electronic structure with the presence of Ni. Also, magnetic enhancement driven by co-doping has been confirmed in the films, which mainly stems from the exchange interaction of Ni2+ ions via an electron trapped in a bridging oxygen vacancy. These findings may open an avenue to discover and design optimal perovskite compounds for solar-energy devices and information storage.

  17. 掺杂 Y2O3和 BaCeO3提高MOD-YBCO 超导性能的研究*%Enhanced flux pinning in MOD-YBCO films with co-doping of BaCeO3 and Y2O3 nanoparitcles∗

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    2013-01-01

      本文通过在前驱液中添加过量钇盐和铈的有机盐,采用三氟乙酸盐-金属有机沉积法(TFA-MOD)在铝酸镧单晶基体上制备了含有纳米氧化钇和纳米铈酸钡的 YBCO 薄膜.与纯 YBCO 薄膜相比,掺杂 Y2O3/BaCeO3的 YBCO 膜的临界转变温度几乎保持不变,为91 K 左右.而掺杂 Y2O3/BaCeO3的 YBCO 膜的临界电流密度达到5.0 MA/cm2(77 K,0T),是纯 YBCO 膜临界电流密度的1.5倍.薄膜中的 Y2O3和 BaCeO3可能在 YBCO 内部起到了有效的钉扎磁通作用.%Enhancing the critical-current density of YBCO films is essential to gain a deeper understanding of the vortex pinning mecha-nisms and enable commercial applications of high-temperature superconductivity. Combined BaCeO3 and Y2O3 nanoparticles have been achieved to be co-doped in YBa2Cu3O7−x (YBCO) films by metalorganic deposition using trifluoroacetates (TFA-MOD). The formation of integrated nanoparticles increases the critical current density (Jc) of Y2O3/BaCeO3 doped-YBCO films while keeping the critical transition temperature (Tc) close to that in the pure YBCO films. YBCO film containing BaCeO3 and Y2O3 showed Tc value of 91 K and Jc value of 5 MA/cm2 at self-field (0 T, 77 K). The strongly enhanced flux pinning over a wide range of magnetic field may be attributed to the combined BaCeO3 and Y2O3 created by optimized TFA-MOD conditions.

  18. Magnetoelectric memory in reentrant frozen state and considerable ferroelectricity in the multiferroic spin-chain compound Sm2BaNiO5

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    Indra, A.; Dey, K.; Majumdar, S.; Sarkar, I.; Francoual, S.; Giri, R. P.; Khan, N.; Mandal, P.; Giri, S.

    2017-03-01

    We report intrinsic memory effect in magnetization and dielectricity for the spin-chain compound Sm2BaNiO5 , pointing the cooperative glassy response below ˜8 K . Signature of anomaly around 8 K is verified by the magnetization, heat capacity, dielectric permittivity, magnetostriction, and structural parameters as obtained from the synchrotron diffraction studies. Intriguingly, the memory effect is observed well below the magnetic and ferroelectric ordering temperatures, pointing to a reentrant frozen state. Ferroelectricity emerges above antiferromagnetic Néel temperature at 45 K. For 4.5 kV/cm poling field the spontaneous electric polarization attains the value of 1300 μ C /m2, that is the highest value in the R2BaNiO5 series. Synchrotron diffraction studies confirm that ferroelectricity emerges due to structural transition from the centrosymmetric I m m m to a noncentrosymmetric I m m 2 space group. Magnetoelectric coupling is significant and scales linearly to the squared magnetization as described by the Ginzburg-Landau theory.

  19. Some observations on the synthesis and electrolytic properties of (Ba1-xCax (M0.9Y0.1O3, M = Ce, Zr-based samples modified with calcium

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    Dudek Magdalena

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the impact of partial substitution of calcium for barium in (Ba1-xCax (M0.9Y0.1 O3, M = Ce, Zr on physicochemical properties of the powders and sintered samples was investigated. The powders, with various contents of calcium (x = 0, 0.02, 0.05, 0.1, were prepared by means of thermal decomposition of organometallic precursors containing EDTA. All of the BaCeO3-based powders synthesised at 1100 °C were monophasic with a rhombohedral structure, however, completely cubic BaZrO3-based solid solutions were obtained at 1200 °C. A study of the sinterability of BaZr0.9Y0.1O3 and BaCe0.9Y0.1O3-based pellets was performed under non-isothermal conditions within a temperature range of 25 to 1200 °C. The partial substitution of barium for calcium in the (Ba1-xCax (M0.9Y0.1 O3, M = Ce, Zr solid solution improved the sinterability of the samples in comparison to the initial BaCe0.9Y0.1O3 or BaZr0.9Y0.1O3. The relative density of calcium-modified BaCe0.9Y0.1O3-based samples reached approximately 95 to 97 % after sintering at 1500 °C for 2 h in air. The same level of relative density was achieved after sintering calcium-modified BaZr0.9Y0.1O3 at 1600 °C for 2 h. Analysis of the electrical conductivity from both series of investigated materials showed that the highest ionic conductivity, in air and wet 5 % H2 in Ar, was attained for the compositions of x = 0.02 to 0.05 (Ba1-xCax(M0.9Y0.1O3, M = Zr, Ce. The oxygen reduction reaction on the interface Pt│BaM0.9Y0.1O3, M = Ce, Zr was investigated using Pt microelectrodes. Selected samples of (Ba1-xCax (M0.9Y0.1O3, M = Zr, Ce were tested as ceramic electrolytes in hydrogen-oxygen solid oxide fuel cells operating at temperatures of 700 to 850 °C.

  20. Improvement in Jc performance below liquid nitrogen temperature for SmBa2Cu3Oy superconducting films with BaHfO3 nano-rods controlled by low-temperature growth

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    S. Miura

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available For use in high-magnetic-field coil-based applications, the critical current density (Jc of REBa2Cu3Oy (REBCO, where RE = rare earth coated conductors must be isotropically improved, with respect to the direction of the magnetic field; these improvements must be realized at the operating conditions of these applications. In this study, improvement of the Jc for various applied directions of magnetic field was achieved by controlling the morphology of the BaHfO3 (BHO nano-rods in a SmBCO film. We fabricated the 3.0 vol. % BHO-doped SmBCO film at a low growth temperature of 720 °C, by using a seed layer technique (Ts = 720 °C film. The low-temperature growth resulted in a morphological change in the BHO nano-rods. In fact, a high number density of (3.1 ± 0.1 × 103 μm−2 of small (diameter: 4 ± 1 nm, discontinuous nano-rods that grew in various directions, was obtained. In Jc measurements, the Jc of the Ts = 720 °C film in all directions of the applied magnetic field was higher than that of the non-doped SmBCO film. The Jcmin (6.4 MA/cm2 of the former was more than 6 times higher than that (1.0 MA/cm2 of the latter at 40 K, under 3 T. The aforementioned results indicated that the discontinuous BHO nano-rods, which occurred with a high number density, exerted a 3D-like flux pinning at the measurement conditions considered. Moreover, at 4.2 K and under 17 T, a flux pinning force density of 1.6 TN/m3 was realized; this value was comparable to the highest value recorded, to date.

  1. Surface morphology and in-plane-epitaxy of SmBa2Cu3O7-δ films on SrTiO3 (001) substrates studied by STM and grazing incidence x-ray diffraction

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    Jiang, Q.D.; Smilgies, D.M.; Feidenhans'l, R.

    1996-01-01

    The surface morphology and in-plane epitaxy of thin films of SmBa(2)Cu3O(7-delta) (Sm-BCO) grown on SrTiO3 (001) substrates with various thicknesses have been investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and grazing incidence x-ray diffraction (GIXRD). As revealed by GIXRD, SmBCO films...... as thick as 500 Angstrom grow pseudomorphically on SrTiO3 (001) surfaces, in comparison with a maximum of 130 Angstrom for YBCO. This is probably due to a better lattice match of SmBCO (epsilon(alpha) = 1.2%, epsilon(b)=-0.5%) compared to YBCO (epsilon(alpha)=2.0%, epsilon(b)=0.5%) with the SrTiO3...

  2. Fractal and agglomeration behavior in Gd and Sm doped CeO{sub 2} nano-crystalline powders

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    Chavan, S.V. [Applied Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085 (India); Sastry, P.U. [Solid State Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085 (India); Tyagi, A.K. [Applied Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085 (India)], E-mail: aktyagi@barc.gov.in

    2008-06-12

    Nanocrystalline Gd, Sm doped ceria powders were synthesized by a combustion technique, using glycine as the fuel. These powders, after calcination at 600 {sup o}C, were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction and were found to be phase pure. The crystallite sizes, as calculated from X-ray line broadening were in the range of 11-13 nm, which were in close agreement with those obtained from the SAXS studies. The TEM studies also showed the particle sizes to be in the range of 10-15 nm. These powders showed a high surface area as observed from BET technique. The extent and nature of agglomeration was studied by a particle size analyzer. The fractal behaviour of these nano-sized powders prepared by combustion synthesis, has also been investigated by small angle X-ray scattering technique. Results showed that the powders contain aggregates with rough fractal surfaces above a length scale of 20 nm. These parameters of the powders and their agglomerates were found to play a significant role in the sintering behavior.

  3. Effect of Rare Earth Element in ZrO2-M2O3/MCM-41 (M=La, Ce, Sm, Gd) on Hydrogen Transfer Reaction%稀土元素对ZrO2-M2O3/MCM-41(M=La,Ce,Sm,Gd)氢转移催化活性的影响

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    邓冰心; 张波; 姜剑锋

    2015-01-01

    通过浸渍法制备了5%ZrO2/MCM-41、5%ZrO2-5%M2O3/MCM-41(M=La,Ce,Sm,Gd)催化剂,考察其在苯乙酮氢转移还原生成α-苯乙醇反应中的催化活性,同时对样品进行XRD、N2吸附-脱附、吡啶吸附原位红外等表征分析,研究添加稀土金属氧化物对催化剂活性的影响机理.结果表明:ZrO2及稀土金属氧化物均以无定型态或粒度低于XRD检测限的细小晶粒较好地分散在MCM-41介孔分子筛内表面;加入稀土金属氧化物对ZrO2/MCM-41的催化活性有较大影响,催化活性按5%ZrO2-5%La2O3/MCM-41 >5%ZrO2-5%Sm2O3/MCM-41 >5%ZrO2-5%Gd2O3/MCM-41 >5%ZrO2/MCM-41 >5%ZrO2-5%Ce2O3/MCM-41降低.这一方面归因于加入稀土金属氧化物增强了催化剂表面Zr-OH、L酸中心及B酸中心的酸性,另一方面归因于La2O3的加入使催化剂表面酸中心数目明显提高,Sm2O3、Gd2O3的加入使催化剂表面酸中心数目有所降低,而加入Ce2O3使催化剂表面酸中心数目显著减少.

  4. Condutividade elétrica de CeO2-10 mol% Gd2O3 - x mol% Sm2O3 (0 < x < 2

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    H. E. Araujo

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available A condutividade elétrica de CeO2-10 mol% Gd2O3 co-dopado com x mol% de Sm2O3 (0 < x < 2 foi investigada. O aumento da concentração total de dopantes com a co-dopagem não promoveu variação significativa do parâmetro de rede e do tamanho médio de grão. A adição de até 1,0% em mol de co-dopante favoreceu a condutividade elétrica do grão e acima deste teor ocorreu decréscimo, apesar de o parâmetro de rede e o tamanho médio de grão se manterem constantes. A condutividade elétrica do contorno de grão teve um aumento sistemático com a adição do co-dopante, indicando a influência da co-dopagem na camada de carga espacial.

  5. Thermochemical Properties of the Complexes RE(HSal)3·2H2O (RE=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm)

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    2006-01-01

    Five solid rare earth salicylate complexes were synthesized by low hydrated lathanide chloride and salicylic acid. The complexes in this experiment were identified as the general formula RE(Hsal)3·2H2O(RE=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) by elemental analysis and EDTA volumetric analysis. IR spectra of the complexes show that carboxyl of salicylic acid coordinates to RE3+ ions. Electrochemical behaviors of the complexes on the glass-carbon electrode were researched with cyclic voltammetry (CV). It is indicated that the electrochemical process of the complexes is a one-electron redox process and the electrochemical reversibility of complexes is less than that of the lanthanide chlorides. The constant-volume combustion energies of complexes, ΔcU, were determined with a precise rotating-bomb calorimeter at 298.15 K. Their standard molar enthalpies of combustion, ΔcHθm, and standard molar enthalpies of formation, ΔfHθm, were calculated.

  6. Effects of laminating and co-firing conditions on the performance of anode-supported Ce0.8Sm0.201.9 film electrolyte

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    Li X.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to evaluate the laminating and co-firing technique on the performance of anode-supported Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 (SDC film electrolyte and its single cell, NiO-YSZ and NiOSDC anode-supported SDC film electrolytes were fabricated by laminating 24 sheets of anode plus one sheet of electrolyte and co-firing. La0.4Sr0.6Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ (LSCF-SDC cathode was coated on the SDC electrolytes to form a single cell. The lamination was tried at different laminating temperatures and pressures and the co-firing was carried out at different temperatures. The results showed that the laminating temperature should above the glass transition temperature (Tg of the binder. The laminating pressure of 70 MPa resulted in warp of the samples. The best co-firing temperature of the anode-supported SDC film electrolyte was 1400°C. The SDC film electrolyte formed well adherence to the anode. The NiO-YSZ anode had larger flexural strength than the NiO-SDC anode. The NiO-YSZ anode-supported SDC film electrolyte single cell had an open circuit voltage of 0.803 V and a maximum power density of 93.03 mW/cm2 with hydrogen as fuel at 800°C.

  7. A robust NiO-Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 anode for direct-methane solid oxide fuel cell

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    Tian, Dong

    2015-07-02

    In order to directly use methane without a reforming process, NiO-Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (NiO-SDC) nanocomposite anode are successfully synthesized via a one-pot, surfactant-assisted co-assembly approach for direct-methane solid oxide fuel cells. Both NiO with cubic phase and SDC with fluorite phase are obtained at 550 °C. Both NiO nanoparticles and SDC nanoparticles are highly monodispersed in size with nearly spherical shapes. Based on the as-synthesized NiO-SDC, two kinds of single cells with different micro/macro-porous structure are successfully fabricated. As a result, the cell performance was improved by 40%-45% with the new double-pore NiO-SDC anode relative to the cell performance with the conventional NiO-SDC anode due to a wider triple-phase-boundary (TPB) area. In addition, no significant degradation of the cell performance was observed after 60 hours, which means an increasing of long term stability. Therefore, the as-synthesized NiO-SDC nanocomposite is a promising anode for direct-methane solid oxide fuel cells.

  8. Microstructure and microwave dielectric properties of Ba6-3xSm8+2xTi18Os4ceramics with various BaxSr1-xTiO3 additions

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    ZHOU Lingling; ZHOU Hongqing; SHAO Hui; ZHU Haikui

    2012-01-01

    The Ba6-3xSm8+2xTi18O54 (x=2/3) microwave dielectric ceramics were prepared by traditional solid sate reaction technique.The experiment was based on the Ba6-3xSm8+2xTi18O54 (BST) microwave dielectric ceramics doped with a certain amount of Bi2O3,then the effects of BaxSr1-xTiO3 additives on the structure and microwave dielectric properties of Ba6-3xSm8+2xTi18O54 ceramics were investigated using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy.In this study,the small amount substitution of Sr for Ba was effective for the microwave dielectric properties of BST,especially the τf could be tuned to near zero.The result showed that the BST possessed excellent dielectric properties when the addition of Bi2O3 and BaxSr1-xTiO3 was 1 wt.% respectively:εr=79.6,Qf=10789 GHz,τf=-1.5 ppm/℃.

  9. Re-entrant relaxor behavior of Ba{sub 5}RTi{sub 3}Nb{sub 7}O{sub 30} (R = La, Nd, Sm) tungsten bronze ceramics

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    Li, Kun; Li Zhu, Xiao; Qiang Liu, Xiao; Ming Chen, Xiang [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027 (China)

    2013-03-18

    Ba{sub 5}RTi{sub 3}Nb{sub 7}O{sub 30} (R = La, Nd, Sm) tungsten bronze ceramics were prepared, and the dielectric and ferroelectric properties were investigated over a broad temperature range. The relaxor nature was determined for all compositions in their permittivity curves, and a second anomaly of the dielectric loss (tan {delta}) was observed around 250 K in Ba{sub 5}NdTi{sub 3}Nb{sub 7}O{sub 30} and around 275 K in Ba{sub 5}SmTi{sub 3}Nb{sub 7}O{sub 30}. Both the maximum and remanent polarization tended to decrease and vanish at low temperatures in the ferroelectric phase for all compositions, which was referred to as the low temperature re-entrant relaxor behavior. The remanent polarization increased with decreasing temperature first and then reached the maximum value at the re-entrant temperature (T{sub r}). For Ba{sub 5}RTi{sub 3}Nb{sub 7}O{sub 30} (R = La, Nd, Sm), T{sub r} decreased with the radius of R{sup 3+} cations and the applied field amplitude.

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  11. Study of LnBaCo{sub 2}O{sub 6-d}elta (Ln = Pr, Nd, Sm and Gd) double perovskites as new cathode material for IT-SOFC

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    Chavez, E; Mueller, M; Mogni, L; Caneiro, A, E-mail: mogni@cab.cnea.gov.a [Centro Atomico Bariloche-CNEA, Instituto Balseiro. Av. Bustillo 9500, S. C. de Bariloche 8400 (Argentina)

    2009-05-01

    Oxides with double perovskites structures of general composition LnBaCo{sub 2}O{sub 6-d}elta (Ln = Pr, Nd, Sm and Gd) were synthesized by solid state reaction with the purpose to evaluate new materials to be used as cathodes in intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (IT-SOFC). A preliminary study about electrochemical properties was performed by impedance spectroscopy between 500 and 800 deg. C under atmosphere of pure O{sub 2}. Symmetrical cells were obtained by spray deposition of LnBaCo{sub 2}O{sub 6-d}elta (Ln = Pr, Nd, Sm and Gd) at both sides of a dense ceramic electrolyte. The impedance spectroscopy measurements as a function of temperatures show a hysteresis loop which could be associated to a tetragonal/orthorhombic phase transition. The existence of this transition was corroborated by high temperature X-Ray diffraction and Differential Scanning Calorimetry measurements.

  12. Synthesis and optical properties of Li{sub 3}Ba{sub 2}La{sub 3}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 8}:Sm{sup 3+} powders for pcLEDs

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    Baur, Florian; Juestel, Thomas [Muenster Univ. of Applied Sciences, Steinfurt (Germany). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Katelnikovas, Arturas [Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania). Dept. of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry; Sakirzanovas, Simas [Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania). Dept. of Applied Chemistry; Petry, Ralf [Merck KGaA, Darmstadt (Germany)

    2014-02-15

    A series of Sm{sup 3+}-activated molybdates Li{sub 3}Ba{sub 2}(La{sub 1-x}Sm{sub x}){sub 3}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 8} with 0 ≤ x ≤ 1 (0 % to 100 % Sm{sup 3+}) have been prepared by the conventional solid-state synthesis method, and their optical properties were investigated. Reflection, excitation and emission spectra were recorded and put in relation to the various [Xe]4f{sup 5} → [Xe]4f{sup 5} transitions of Sm{sup 3+}. The positions of the charge transfer bands of Sm{sup 3+} and Mo{sup 6+} were resolved by Gaussian peak fitting. Emission spectra recorded at 100 K revealed the Stark sublevels of the Sm{sup 3+} energy levels. Time-dependent emission measurements of the {sup 4}G{sub 5/2} → {sup 6}H{sub 9/2} transition were performed to disentangle the influence of temperature and activator concentration on the decay constants. The results are discussed in the context of the structure of the host material. Sm{sup 3+} occupies two different crystallographic sites at higher activator concentrations, which results in a bi-exponential decay curve. Temperature-dependent emission spectra were recorded to determine the thermal quenching behavior of the material. Internal and external quantum efficiencies (IQE and EQE) have been calculated. The IQE is independent of temperature, while the emission intensity strongly decreases at temperatures higher than 400 K. It is concluded that the photon escape efficiency in Li{sub 3}Ba{sub 2}La{sub 3}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 8} correlates with temperature. An EQE of 44 % was achieved for the 2 % Sm{sup 3+} sample, which is comparatively high for Sm{sup 3+}. Color points and luminous efficacies were calculated. The color point is independent of the Sm{sup 3+} concentration, but a blue-shift was observed with increasing temperature. This shift may be caused by lattice expansion and a subsequent decrease of spin-orbit coupling. (orig.)

  13. Frequency and temperature dependence of dielectric and electric properties of Ba2-xSm4+2x/3Ti8O24 with structural analysis

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    Narang Sukhleen Bindra

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Dielectric ceramics samples of barium titanium oxide doped with samarium, having a complex structural formula of Ba2-xSm4+2x/3Ti8O24 (referred to as BST, were fabricated by a high temperature solid-state reaction technique with varying x (0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6. X-ray diffraction technique was used to check the formation of particular phases. Scanning electron microscope technique was used to study the surface morphology of the samples. The samples were studied in a temperature range of 298 K to 623 K and frequency range of 10 KHz to 1 MHz. The dielectric constant (εr, loss tangent (tan δ, and AC conductivity (σAC were measured on sintered disks of BST samples. The DC resistivity of different compositions was measured at room temperature. Detailed studies of dielectric and electrical properties showed that these properties are strongly dependent on composition, frequency and temperature. The compounds showed stable behavior in lower temperature range (up to 523 K, therefore, they can be used in practical applications in this temperature range.

  14. A large iron isotope effect in SmFeAsO(1 - x)F(x) and Ba(1 - x)K(x)Fe(2)As(2).

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    Liu, R H; Wu, T; Wu, G; Chen, H; Wang, X F; Xie, Y L; Ying, J J; Yan, Y J; Li, Q J; Shi, B C; Chu, W S; Wu, Z Y; Chen, X H

    2009-05-07

    The recent discovery of superconductivity in oxypnictides with a critical transition temperature (T(C)) higher than the McMillan limit of 39 K (the theoretical maximum predicted by Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory) has generated great excitement. Theoretical calculations indicate that the electron-phonon interaction is not strong enough to give rise to such high transition temperatures, but strong ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic fluctuations have been proposed to be responsible. Superconductivity and magnetism in pnictide superconductors, however, show a strong sensitivity to the crystal lattice, suggesting the possibility of unconventional electron-phonon coupling. Here we report the effect of oxygen and iron isotope substitution on T(C) and the spin-density wave (SDW) transition temperature (T(SDW)) in the SmFeAsO(1 - x)F(x) and Ba(1 - x)K(x)Fe(2)As(2) systems. The oxygen isotope effect on T(C) and T(SDW) is very small, while the iron isotope exponent alpha(C) = -dlnT(C)/dlnM is about 0.35 (0.5 corresponds to the full isotope effect). Surprisingly, the iron isotope exchange shows the same effect on T(SDW) as T(C). This indicates that electron-phonon interaction plays some role in the superconducting mechanism, but a simple electron-phonon coupling mechanism seems unlikely because a strong magnon-phonon coupling is included.

  15. Synthesis, Sintering, and Electrical Properties of BaCe0.9−xZrxY0.1O3−δ

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    S. Ricote

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available BaCe0.9−xZrxY0.1O3−δ powders were synthesized by a solid-state reaction. Different contents of cerium and zirconium were studied. Pellets were sintered using either conventional sintering in air at 1700∘C or the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS technique. The density of the samples sintered by SPS is much higher than by conventional sintering. Higher values of ionic conductivity were obtained for the SPS sample.

  16. Structural, magnetic and magnetotransport properties of La0.7-CeBa0.3MnO3 ( = 0.0-0.4)

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    R Vengadesh Kumara Mangalam; A Sundaresan

    2006-01-01

    Structural, magnetic and magnetotransport properties of La0.7-CeBa0.3MnO3 ( = 0-0.4) have been investigated although some unreacted secondary phases of CeO2 were present. The rhombohedral structure (-3) for = 0 transforms to orthorhombic with the space group Imma for = 0.3. All samples showed ferromagnetic transition above 300 K and a negative magnetoresistance. For > 0.1, magnetization data measured at 1 T showed a decrease at low temperatures ( < 50 K) due to antiferromagnetic coupling between Ce-local moments and Mn-moments. For = 0.4, the resistivity showed a maximum around 200 K which corresponds to ordering temperature of cerium. Since these results are similar to that observed in the Sr-containing La0.5-CeSr0.5MnO3 ( = 0-0.4) system, we suggest that the cerium ions are in the trivalent state and the anomalous behaviour has been attributed to a Kondo-like effect.

  17. Anisotropy and Vortex Pinning of Heavy Ion irradiated SmFeAsO0.8F0.15 and BaFe2(As1-xPx)2 Crystals

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    Kwok, Wai-Kwong; Fang, Lei; Chaparro, Carlos; Jia, Ying; Welp, Ulrich; Koshelev, Alexei; Xu, Shaofei; Crabtree, George; Karpinski, Janusz

    2012-02-01

    We report specific heat and magnetization measurements on SmFeAsO0.8F0.15 and BaFe2(As1-xPx)2 single crystals irradiated with high energy heavy ions of 1.4GeV Pb to dose matching fields up to 4 Tesla. We find a nearly one half reduction in the superconducting anisotropy and doubling of the irreversibility field in SmFeAsO0.8F0.15 after irradiation and virtually no change in the zero-field superconducting transition temperature. In both SmFeAsO0.8F0.15 and BaFe2(As1-xPx)2 crystals, we find a substantial increase in the critical current determined from SQUID and micro-Hall probe magnetization measurements. Pinning force analysis on proton and heavy ion irradiated pristine overdoped BaFe2(As1-xPx)2 crystals indicates presence of induced δTc-type pinning defects in these samples.

  18. High redox and performance stability of layered SmBa(0.5)Sr(0.5)Co(1.5)Cu(0.5)O(5+δ) perovskite cathodes for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells.

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    Jun, Areum; Shin, Jeeyoung; Kim, Guntae

    2013-12-07

    Cobalt-containing cathodes often encounter problems such as high thermal expansion coefficients (TEC) and poor stability, making them unsuitable for practical use as cathode materials for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs). This study focuses on the effects of Cu doping in the Co site of SmBa0.5Sr0.5Co2O5+δ in terms of structural characteristics, electrical properties, electrochemical performance, redox properties, and performance stability as an IT-SOFC cathode material. The TEC value of a SmBa0.5Sr0.5Co1.5Cu0.5O5+δ (SBSCCu50) sample is 12.8 × 10(-6) K(-1), which is lower than that (13.7 × 10(-6) K(-1)) of a SmBa0.5Sr0.5Co2O5+δ (SBSCO) sample at 700 °C. SBSCCu50 showed higher redox stability at lower p(O2) and a more stable cell power output while retaining desirable electrochemical performance, as compared with SBSCO. SBSCCu50 displayed reduced TEC values and enhanced redox and performance stability, as well as satisfactory electrical properties and electrochemical performance under typical fuel cell operating conditions. The results indicate that SBSCCu50 is a promising material as a cathode for IT-SOFCs.

  19. Crystal Chemistry of the New Families of Interstitial Compounds R6Mg23C (R = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, or Gd) and Ce6Mg23Z (Z = C, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb, P, As, or Sb).

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    Wrubl, Federico; Manfrinetti, Pietro; Pani, Marcella; Solokha, Pavlo; Saccone, Adriana

    2016-01-01

    The crystal chemical features of the new series of compounds R6Mg23C with R = La-Sm or Gd and Ce6Mg23Z with Z = C, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb, P, As, or Sb have been studied by means of single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction techniques. All phases crystallize with the cubic Zr6Zn23Si prototype (cF120, space group Fm3̅m, Z = 4), a filled variant of the Th6Mn23 structure. While no Th6Mn23-type binary rare earth-magnesium compound is known to exist, the addition of a third element Z (only 3 atom %), located into the octahedral cavity of the Th6Mn23 cell (Wyckoff site 4a), stabilizes this structural arrangement and makes possible the formation of the ternary R6Mg23Z compounds. The results of both structural and topological analyses as well as of LMTO electronic structure calculations show that the interstitial element plays a crucial role in the stability of these phases, forming a strongly bonded [R6Z] octahedral moiety spaced by zeolite cage-like [Mg45] clusters. Considering these two building units, the crystal structure of these apparently complex intermetallics can be simplified to the NaCl-type topology. Moreover, a structural relationship between RMg3 and R6Mg23C compounds has been unveiled; the latter can be described as substitutional derivatives of the former. The geometrical distortions and the consequent symmetry reduction that accompany this transformation are explicitly described by means of the Bärnighausen formalism within group theory.

  20. Catalytic features of Ni/Ba-Ce{sub 0.9}-Y{sub 0.1} catalyst to produce hydrogen for PCFCs by methane reforming

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    Frontera, P.; Modafferi, V.; Antonucci, P.L. [Dept. of Mechanics and Materials, Mediterranea University, Feo di Vito, 89060 Reggio Calabria (Italy); Frusteri, F.; Bonura, G.; Bottari, M.; Siracusano, S. [CNR-ITAE ' ' Nicola Giordano' ' , via S. Lucia sopra Contesse, 5 - 98126 Messina (Italy)

    2010-10-15

    Methane reforming in steam (SR), auto-thermal (ATR) and partial oxidation (POX) conditions over Ni/Ba-Ce{sub 0.9}-Y{sub 0.1} catalyst was investigated in the temperature range 500-700 C. Catalyst presents a satisfying activity in POX condition only. BCY carrier was not stable in the presence of CO{sub 2} and, irrespective of reaction conditions, it reacts with CO{sub 2} giving rise to the formation of BaCO{sub 3} and CeO{sub 2}. The very low activity observed in SR conditions was due to the negative role exerted by water strongly absorbed on catalyst surface, limiting so the accessibility and reduction state of Ni active sites. In POX condition catalyst is active and satisfying H{sub 2} yield can be reached by operating at T = 700 C. A significant reduction of coke formation was observed by operating in POX at 700 C. On the contrary, in ATR condition at the same reaction temperature huge amount of filamentous coke was observed. (author)

  1. Physicochemical properties of rare earth doped ceria Ce0.9Ln0.1O1.95 (Ln = Nd, Sm, Gd) as an electrolyte material for IT-SOFC/SOEC

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    Chaubey, Nityanand; Wani, B. N.; Bharadwaj, S. R.; Chattopadhyaya, M. C.

    2013-06-01

    Nanosized crystallites of rare earth doped ceria Ce0.9Ln0.1O1.95 (Ln = Nd, Sm, Gd) a promising electrolyte material for Intermediate Temperature - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells/electrolysis cells have been synthesized by standard ceramic route. Detection of impurities in the samples was done by FTIR spectroscopy. X-ray diffraction studies were used for the determination of phase purity, crystal structure and average crystallite size of the samples. Kinetics involved in phase formation has been discussed. Raman study showed a major band around 465 cm-1 in all the samples, which is attributed to the cubic fluorite structure of ceria. It was also found that for samples Ce0.9Ln0.1O1.95 (Ln = Nd, Sm, Gd) the frequency of F2g shifts to lower value. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy has been used to measure the ionic conductivity of the samples at elevated temperatures. The Gd doped sample showed the highest grain boundary and total conductivity in comparison to Sm and Nd doped sample. Bulk thermal expansion behavior, sintered densities and micro structural features of the samples have also been studied.

  2. Synthesis, structure and ionic conductivity in scheelite type Li0.5Ce0.5−LnMoO4 ( = 0 and 0.25, Ln = Pr, Sm)

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    Dipankar Saha; Giridhar Madras; Aninda J Bhattacharyya; Tayur N Guru Row

    2011-01-01

    Scheelite type solid electrolytes, Li0.5Ce0.5−LnMoO4 ( = 0 and 0.25, Ln = Pr, Sm) have been synthesized using a solid state method. Their structure and ionic conductivity () were obtained by single crystal X-ray diffraction and ac-impedance spectroscopy, respectively. X-ray diffraction studies reveal a space group of 41/ for Li0.5Ce0.5−LnMoO4 ( = 0 and 0.25, Ln = Pr, Sm) scheelite compounds. The unsubstituted Li0.5Ce0.5MoO4 showed lithium ion conductivity ∼ 10−5-10−3 −1cm-1 in the temperature range of 300-700°C ( = 2.5 × 10−3 −1cm-1 at 700°C). The substituted compounds show lower conductivity compared to the unsubstituted compound, with the magnitude of ionic conductivity being two (in the high temperature regime) to one order (in the low temperature regime) lower than the unsubstituted compound. Since these scheelite type structures show significant conductivity, the series of compounds could serve in high temperature lithium battery operations.

  3. Combined effect of chemical pressure and valence electron concentration through the electron-deficient Li substitution on the RE{sub 4}LiGe{sub 4} (RE=La, Ce, Pr, and Sm) system

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    Nam, Gnu; Jeon, Jieun; Kim, Youngjo [Department of Chemistry, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Chungbuk 361-763 (Korea, Republic of); Kwon Kang, Sung [Department of Chemistry, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Chungnam 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Ahn, Kyunghan [Advanced Materials Research Center, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 446-712 (Korea, Republic of); You, Tae-Soo, E-mail: tsyou@chungbuk.ac.kr [Department of Chemistry, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Chungbuk 361-763 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-09-15

    Four members of the RE{sub 4}LiGe{sub 4} (RE=La, Ce, Pr, and Sm) system have been prepared by high-temperature reaction method and characterized by X-ray diffractions. All compounds crystallize in the orthorhombic Gd{sub 5}Si{sub 4}-type structure (space group Pnma, Pearson code oP16) with bonding interactions for interslab Ge{sub 2} dimers. The Li substitution for rare-earth elements in the RE{sub 4}LiGe{sub 4} system leads to a combined effect of the increased chemical pressure and the decreased valance electron concentration (VEC), which eventually results in the structure transformation from the Sm{sub 5}Ge{sub 4}-type with all broken interslab Ge–Ge bond for the parental RE{sub 5}Ge{sub 4} to the Gd{sub 5}Si{sub 4}-type structure for the ternary RE{sub 4}LiGe{sub 4} (RE=La, Ce, Pr, and Sm) system. Site-preference between rare-earth metals and Li is proven to generate energetically the most favorable atomic arrangements according to coloring-problem, and the rationale is provided using both the size-factor and the electronic-factor related, respectively, to site-volume and electronegativity as well as QVAL values. Tight-binding, linear-muffin-tin-orbital (TB-LMTO) calculations are performed to investigate electronic densities of states (DOS) and crystal orbital Hamilton population (COHP) curves. The influence of reduced VEC for chemical bonding including the formation of interslab Ge{sub 2} dimers is also discussed. The magnetic property measurements prove that the non-magnetic Li substitution leads to the ferromagnetic (FM)-like ground state for Ce{sub 4}LiGe{sub 4} and the co-existence of antiferromagntic (AFM) and FM ground states for Sm{sub 4}LiGe{sub 4}. - Graphical abstract: Reported is a combined effect of the chemical pressure and the reduced VEC caused by the smaller monovalent non-magnetic Li substitution for the larger trivalent magnetic rare-earth metals in the RE{sub 4}LiGe{sub 4} (RE=La, Ce, Pr, and Sm) system. This results in the structure

  4. Optimization of the interface polarization of the La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4}-based cathode working with the Ce{sub 1-x}Sm{sub x}O{sub 2-{delta}} electrolyte system

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    Perez-Coll, D.; Aguadero, A.; Escudero, M.J. [Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (CIEMAT), Av. Complutense 22, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Nunez, P. [Dpto. Quimica Inorganica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38200 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Daza, L. [Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (CIEMAT), Av. Complutense 22, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Instituto de Catalisis y Petroleoquimica (CSIC), Marie-Curie 2, Campus Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2008-03-15

    The performance of La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4} cathode material and Ce{sub 1-x}Sm{sub x}O{sub 2-{delta}} (x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4) electrolyte system was analyzed. Ceria-based materials were prepared by the freeze-drying precursor route whereas La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4} was prepared by the nitrate-citrate procedure. Electrolyte pellets were obtained after sintering the powders at 1600 C for 10 h. Also dense ceria-based electrolytes samples were obtained by calcining the powders at 1150 C after the addition of 2 mol%-Co. Interface polarization measurements were performed by impedance spectroscopy in air at open circuit voltage, using symmetrical cells prepared after the deposition of porous La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4}-electrodes on the Ce{sub 1-x}Sm{sub x}O{sub 2-{delta}} system. X-ray diffraction (XRD) of cathode materials after using in symmetrical cells confirmed no significant reaction between La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4} and ceria-based electrolytes. The efficiency of the cathode material is highly dependent on the composition of the electrolyte, and low-content Sm-doped ceria samples revealed an important decrease in the performance of the system. Differences in electrochemical behaviour were attributed principally to the oxide ion transference between cathode and electrolyte, and were correlated to the conductivity of the electrolyte. In this way cobalt-doped electrolytes with a Sm-content {<=}30% perform better than free-cobalt samples due to the increase in grain boundary conductivity. Finally, composites of the ceria-based materials and La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4} to use as cathode were prepared and an important increase of the interface performance was observed compared to La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4} pure cathode. Predictions of maximun power density were obtained by the mixed transport properties of the electrolytes and by the interface polarization results. The use of composite materials could allow to increase the performance of the cell from 170 mW cm{sup -2} for pure La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4} cathode

  5. Water driven enhanced photoluminescence of Ln (=Dy{sup 3+}, Sm{sup 3+}) doped LaVO{sub 4} nanoparticles and effect of Ba{sup 2+} co-doping

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    Okram, Reena; Phaomei, Ganngam [Department of Chemistry, Manipur University, Canchipur 795003, Imphal (India); Singh, N. Rajmuhon, E-mail: rajmuhon@yahoo.co.in [Department of Chemistry, Manipur University, Canchipur 795003, Imphal (India)

    2013-04-20

    Highlights: ► Dy{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+} doped LaVO{sub 4} nanoparticles prepared in water gives the highest luminescence intensity due to higher structure and site symmetries of tetragonal (t-) zircon phase. ► Water plays main role in the synthesis of tetragonal rare-earth doped LaVO{sub 4} nanoparticles, accountable to the phase change induced by strong interaction between water and the surface of LaVO{sub 4} nanoparticles. ► Luminescence intensity is enhanced upon the introduction of Ba{sup 2+} in LaVO{sub 4}:Ln (Ln = Dy{sup 3+}, Sm{sup 3+}). ► Re-dispersible in polar solvents and can be incorporated in polymer film of PVA. -- Abstract: Well-dispersed Dy{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+} doped LaVO{sub 4} nanoparticles have been synthesized at a relatively low temperature of 140 °C in ethylene glycol (EG), water, N,N′-dimethyl formamide (DMF) and mixed solvents. The samples prepared in water show mixed tetragonal and monoclinic phase where tetragonal planes are found to be dominated over the monoclinic planes. However, the samples prepared in EG and DMF show monoclinic phase. Due to the phase transformation of the samples prepared in water the luminescence intensity of these samples is highly enhanced than that of the samples prepared in EG and DMF. The mixed phase of the samples prepared in water transformed to pure monoclinic phase when heated at 900 °C. The luminescence intensity of Dy{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+} doped LaVO{sub 4} prepared in EG are also enhanced when large divalent Ba{sup 2+} ions is used as co-activator. The optimum concentration for Ba{sup 2+} ions was found to be 1 at.% in both Dy{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+} doped systems. The prepared nanoparticles are subsequently dispersed in methanol and incorporated in polymer films of PVA which showed the characteristic emissions of Dy{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+} when irradiated under UV light.

  6. Influence of CeO2 on the Performance of Stainless Steel - based SiO2 - BaO - Al2O3 - Cr2O3 Ceramic Coating%CeO2对不锈钢基SiO2-BaO-Al2O3-Cr2O3陶瓷涂层性能的影响

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    吕晶; 樊旭峰; 康勇; 陈彪; 郑君刚

    2012-01-01

    采用高温熔烧法于1Cr18 Ni9Ti不锈钢基材表面制备掺CeO2的SiO2 - BaO - Al2O3 - Cr2O3陶瓷涂层,研究了不同含量CeO2对涂层的抗氧化性、抗热震性和硬度的影响.研究结果表明,含CeO2的不锈钢基SiO2 - BaO- Al2O3 - Cr2O3陶瓷涂层能有效阻止不锈钢基体的氧化增重,提高涂层的抗热震性能及硬度.本实验条件下,CeO2含量2.8%时,涂层具有最好的抗氧化性能和抗热震性能.%SiO2 - BaO - A12O3 - Cr2O3 ceramic coating with CeO2 was fabricated on the substrate of an austenitic stainless steel lCrl8Ni9Ti by high temperature melting process. Influence of CeO2 on oxidation resistance, thermal shock resistance and hardness of the coating was investigated. The results show that SiO2 - BaO - A12O3 - Cr2O3 ceramic coating with CeO2 can effectively prevent oxidation weight gain of stainless steel substrate, improve the thermal shock resistance and hardness of coating. Under this experimental condition, when the amount of CeO2 is 2.8% , the coating has the best oxidation resistance and thermal shock resistance.

  7. A new family of nonstoichiometric layered rare-earth tin antimonides, RESn{sub x}Sb{sub 2} (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm): Crystal structure of LaSn{sub 0.75}Sb{sub 2}

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    Ferguson, M.J.; Hushagen, R.W.; Mar, A. [Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada)

    1996-07-17

    Rare earth tin antimonides, RESn{sub x}Sb{sub 2} (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) were synthesized by stoichiometric combination of the elements at high temperature. For the La compound, Sn content was varied from 0.1 {le} x {le} 0.8 and the crystal structure of x = 0.75 is reported. LaSn{sub 0.75}Sb{sub 2} crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group D{sup 17}{sub 2h}-Cmcm.

  8. Theoretical study of the VUV spectroscopy of Ce3+ and Tb3+ in BaBPO5 crystal using an empirical-ab initio hybrid method

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    2010-01-01

    The f-d transition of Ce3+and Tb3+in BaBPO5 was studied theoretically using the parametric Hamiltonian model.In order to overcome the difficulty in determining many of the parameter values,we adopted the model-space effective Hamiltonian method to determine the crystal-field parameters and spin-orbit parameters values.The method made use of the energies and eigenvectors,which were obtained from an ab initio calculation using the relativistic self-consistent discrete variational Slater software package(DV-Xα).Other parameters,which were less dependent on host crystals,were taken from published data.The calculated values of parameters were reasonable,and the energy-levels and f-d transition spectra agreed reasonably well with the measured excitation spectra of 5d-4f emission.

  9. Anomalous behaviour of long-time increase in diffraction efficiency of photorefractive grating in Ce:BaTiO3 in dark

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    Zhang Jia-Wen; Zhang Ming; Xu Ying; Hong Zhi

    2006-01-01

    Anomalous long-time increase of the diffraction efficiency is observed in dark-decay experiments of photorefractive gratings in Ce:BaTiO3.It is deduced that a phase-conjugate beam is induced by the writing beam at acute angle to the +c axis of the crystal and it interferes with the other writing beam to form a second grating which is perpendicular to the first grating formed by the interference between two writing beams.The rising behaviour of the diffraction efficiency results from the different decay rates of these two photorefractive gratings.Furthermore,a simplifted model of two gratings,both induced by two deep traps,is proposed to account for this phenomenon and the fitting results agree well with the experimental results.

  10. Water vapour solubility and conductivity study of the proton conductor BaCe(0.9 − x)ZrxY0.1O(3 − δ)

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    Ricote, Sandrine; Bonanos, Nikolaos; Caboche, G:

    2009-01-01

    The perovskite BaCe(0.9 − x)ZrxY0.1O(3 − δ) has been prepared by solid state reaction at 1400 °C and conventional sintering at 1700 °C. Water uptake experiments performed between 400 and 600 °C, at a water vapour pressure of 0.02 atm, provide data on the concentration of protons incorporated.......56 eV to 0.59 eV in the water exchanged state with values 0.03 to 0.04 eV higher in the heavy water exchanged state. Impedance spectra measured at 200 °C showed a reduction in grain boundary resistivity with increasing cerium content. The stability of the compounds to carbon dioxide has been studied...

  11. Hydrogen Permeation Properties of Perovskite-type BaCe0.9Mn0.1O3-δDense Ceramic Membrane

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    2001-01-01

    The electrical conduction properties of dense BaCe0.9Mn0.1O3-δ (BCM10) membrane were investigated in the temperature range of 600-900℃. High ionic and electronic conductivities at elevated temperatures make BCM10 a potential ceramic material for hydrogen separation. Hydrogen permeation through BCM10 membranes was studied using a hightemperature permeation cell. Little hydrogen could be detected at the sweep side. However,appreciable hydrogen can permeate through BCM10 membrane coated with porous platinum black,which shows that the process of hydrogen permeation through BCM10 membranes was controlled by the catalytic decomposition and recomposition of hydrogen on the surfaces of BCM10 membranes.

  12. Structure study of BaCe0.85Y0.15O3-Δ as solid state fuel cell material

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    Krezhov, K.; Vladikova, D.; Raikova, G.; Genov, I.; Malakova, T.; Dimitrov, D.; Svab, E.; Fabian, M.

    2016-03-01

    The structural details of powder, dense and porous samples of BaCe0.85Y0.15O3-δ (BCY15) used recently in an innovative monolithic design of SOFC were studied from multiple Rietveld analysis of neutron and x-ray diffraction patterns. The 3-layered monolithic assembly built from BCY15 material works as oxide ion conductor in the oxygen space, as proton conductor in the hydrogen area and as mixed conductor in the central membrane. We find that in all the samples of studied BCY15 based materials there are no indications of difference in crystallographic symmetry and the structure refinements did produce best agreement factors in orthorhombic Pnma space group.

  13. Effect of O vacancies on the Young's modulus of the BaCe1-xYxO3-δ perovskite

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    Cordero, F.; Trequattrini, F.; Deganello, F.; La Parola, V.; Roncari, E.; Sanson, A.

    2009-05-01

    The effect of oxygen vacancies on the elastic properties of BaCe0.9Y0.1O3-δ is studied by measuring the complex Young's modulus between 80 and 850 K varying the content of O vacancies from 0 to nearly 0.05. The Young's modulus measured at a fixed temperature above 300 K may change by more than 20% but this is due to a shift of the rhombohedral-orthorhombic transition by 250 K and to proton and vacancy hopping. Below 100 K these effects are frozen and the filling of the O vacancies with OH ions increases the Young's modulus by ˜1.3%.

  14. Hydrogen diffusion in the protonic conductor BaCe1-xGdxO3-(x)/(2) from density functional theory

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    Hermet, Jessica; Torrent, Marc; Bottin, François; Dezanneau, Guilhem; Geneste, Grégory

    2013-03-01

    The diffusion barriers of protonic defects in Gd-doped BaCeO3, a compound candidate as electrolyte for protonic ceramic fuel cells, have been investigated by density functional theory calculations, starting from a previously computed energy landscape consisting of 16 kinds of stable sites (eight close to dopants and eight far from them). The simplified string method has been used to determine accurately the minimum energy paths between those sites that might imply either proton reorientations, intraoctahedral, or interoctahedral hopping mechanisms. At contrast with simple cubic perovskites such as barium stannate or barium zirconate, very different values for energy barriers (from 0.02 to 0.58 eV) are found in this highly distorted orthorhombic perovskite, and no specific process appears to be clearly rate limiting. Some interoctahedral hoppings (when possible) are found to be more favorable than the intraoctahedral ones, while reorientations exhibit a wide range of energy barriers.

  15. Chemical stability and electrical property of Ba1.03Ce0.6Zr0.2Yb0.2O3-α ceramic

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    WANG Maoyuan; QIU Ligan; CAO Xu

    2011-01-01

    Ba1.03Ce0.6Zr0.2Yb0.2O3-α ceramic was prepared by solid state reaction.Phase composition,surface and cross-section morphologies of the material were characterized by using X-ray diffractometer (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM),respectively.Its chemical stability against carbon dioxide and water steam at high temperature was tested.Ionic conduction of the material was investigated by ac impedance spectroscopy and gas concentration cell methods under different gas atmospheres in the temperature range of 500-900 ℃.Using the ceramic as solid electrolyte and porous platinum as electrodes,the hydrogen-air fuel cell was constructed,and the cell performance at the temperature from 500 to 900 ℃ was examined.The results indicated that Ba1.03Ce06Zr0.2Yb0.2O3-α was a single-phase perovskite-type orthorhombic system,with high density and good chemical stability under carbon dioxide and water steam atmospheres at high temperature.In wet hydrogen,the material was a pure protonic conductor with the protonic transport number of I from 500 to 700 ℃,a mixed conductor of proton and electron with the protonic transport numbers of 0.945-0.916 from 800 to 900 ℃.In wet air,the material was a mixed conductor of proton,oxide ion and electronic hole.The protonic transport numbers were 0.013-0.003,and the oxide ionic transport numbers were 0.346-0.265.Under hydrogen-air fuel cell conditions,the material was a mixed conductor of proton,oxide ion and electron,the ionic transport numbers were 0.945-0.848.The fuel cell could work stably,and at 900 ℃,the maximum power output density was 36.5 mW/cm2.

  16. Charge transfer excitation of trivalent rare earth ions Sm/sup 3+/, Eu/sup 3+/, Gd/sup 3+/, Ho/sup 3+/, Er/sup 3+/ and Yb/sup 3+/ emission in BaFCl crystals

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    Su, M.Z.; Sun, X.P.

    1987-01-01

    The charge transfer type excitation spectra of trivalent rare earth ions Sm/sup 3+/, Eu/sup 3+/, Gd/sup 3+/, Ho/sup 3+/, Er/sup 3+/ and Yb/sup 3+/ emission in BaFCl crystals have been studied. The charge transfer type emissions of Ho/sup 3+/, Er/sup 3+/ and Yb/sup 3+/ in BaFCl have also been observed in addition to that of Eu/sup 3+/. The energy of charge transfer band of these RE/sup 3+/ ions were estimated experimentally and also calculated by Jorgensen's refined electron spin-pairing energy theory. Both the experimental and calculated values coincide well.

  17. Magnetic hyperfine interactions on Cd sites of the rare-earth cadmium compounds R Cd (R =Ce , Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, and Er)

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    Cavalcante, F. H. M.; Leite Neto, O. F. L. S.; Saitovitch, H.; Cavalcante, J. T. P. D.; Carbonari, A. W.; Saxena, R. N.; Bosch-Santos, B.; Pereira, L. F. D.; Mestnik-Filho, J.; Forker, M.

    2016-08-01

    This paper reports the investigation of the magnetic hyperfine field Bh f in a series of rare-earth (R ) cadmium intermetallic compounds R Cd and GdCd2 measured by perturbed angular correlation (PAC) spectroscopy using 111In/111Cd as probe nuclei at Cd sites as well as first-principles calculations of Bh f at Cd sites in the studied compounds. Vapor-solid state reaction of R metals with Cd vapor and the 111In radioisotope was found to be an appropriate route of doping rare-earth cadmium compounds with the PAC probe 111In/111Cd. The observation that the hyperfine parameters depend on details of the sample preparation provides information on the phase preference of diffusing 111In in the rare-earth cadmium phase system. The 111Cd hyperfine field has been determined in the compounds R Cd for the R constituents Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, and Er, in several cases as a function of temperature. For most R constituents, the temperature dependence Bh f(T ) of 111Cd:R Cd is consistent with ferromagnetic order of the compound. DyCd, however, presents a remarkable anomaly: a finite magnetic hyperfine field is observed only in the temperature interval 35 K ≤ T ≤ 80 K which indicates a transition from ferromagnetic order to a spin arrangement where all 4 f -induced contributions to the magnetic hyperfine field at the Cd site cancel. First-principles calculation results for DyCd show that the (π , π , 0) antiferromagnetic configuration is energetically more favorable than the ferromagnetic. The approach used in the calculations to simulate the R Cd system successfully reproduces the experimental values of Bh f at Cd sites and shows that the main contribution to Bh f comes from the valence electron polarization. The de Gennes plot of the hyperfine field Bh f of 111Cd:R Cd vs the 4 f -spin projection (g -1 )J reflects a decrease of the strength of indirect 4 f -4 f exchange across the R series. Possible mechanisms are discussed and the experimental results indicate that

  18. Crystallographic and magnetic properties of R sub 3 Fe sub 2 sub 9 sub - sub x V sub x N sub 4 (R=Y, Ce, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, and Dy)

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    Han Xiu Feng; Li Qi; Zhang Mao Cai; Zhou Shou Zeng

    1998-01-01

    A systematic investigation of crystallographic and magnetic properties of nitride R sub 3 Fe sub 2 sub 9 sub - sub x V sub x N sub 4 (R = Y, Ce, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, and Dy) has been performed. Nitrogenation leads to a relative volume expansion of about 6%. The lattice constants and unit cell volume decrease with increasing rare-earth atomic number from Nd to Dy, reflecting the lanthanide contraction. On average, the Curie temperature increases due to the nitrogenation to about 200 K compared with its parent compound. Generally speaking, nitrogenation also results in a remarkable improvement of the saturation magnetization and anisotropy fields at 4.2 K and room temperature for R sub 3 Fe sub 2 sub 9 sub - sub x V sub x N sub 4 compared with their parent compounds. The transition temperature indicates the spin reorientations of R sub 3 Fe sub 2 sub 9 sub - sub x V sub x N sub 4 for R Nd and Sm are at around 375 and 370 K which are higher than that of R sub 3 Fe sub 2 sub 9 sub - sub x V sub x for R = Nd and Sm 145...

  19. Iron isotope effect on T c in optimally-doped (Ba,K)Fe 2As 2 ( T c = 38 K) and SmFeAsO 1-y ( T c = 54 K) superconductors

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    Shirage, P. M.; Kihou, K.; Miyazawa, K.; Lee, C. H.; Kito, H.; Yoshida, Y.; Eisaki, H.; Tanaka, Y.; Iyo, A.

    2010-11-01

    We report the iron isotope effect on a transition temperature (Tc) in an optimally-doped (Ba,K)Fe2As2 (Tc = 38 K) and SmFeAsO1-y (Tc = 54 K) superconductors. In order to obtain the reliable isotope shift in Tc, twin samples with different iron isotope mass are synthesized in the same conditions (simultaneously) under high-pressure. We have found that (Ba,K)Fe2As2 shows an inverse iron isotope effect αFe = -0.18 ± 0.03 while SmFeAsO1-y shows a small iron isotope effect αFe = -0.02 ± 0.01, where the isotope exponent α is defined by Tc ∼ M-α (M is the isotopic mass). The results show that αFe changes in the iron-based superconductors depending on the system. The distinct iron isotope effects imply the exotic coupling mechanism in the iron-based superconductors.

  20. Evolution of structure, dielectric properties, and re-entrant relaxor behavior in Ba5LaxSm1-xTi3Nb7O30 (x = 0.1, 0.25, 0.5) tungsten bronze ceramics

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    Li, Kun; Li Zhu, Xiao; Qiang Liu, Xiao; Ming Chen, Xiang

    2013-07-01

    The effects of A site occupation on the structure, dielectric, and re-entrant relaxor behaviors were studied for Ba5LaxSm1-xTi3Nb7O30 (x = 0.1, 0.25, 0.5) tungsten bronze ceramics. The tetragonal tungsten bronze structure in space group P4bm was indicated for all compositions. The dielectric and ferroelectric properties were investigated over a broad temperature range. For all compositions, broad permittivity peaks with strong frequency dispersion were observed, where the peak points well fitted the Vogel-Fulcher relationship. The temperature dependency of ferroelectric hysteresis loops indicated the re-entrant relaxor behavior for all compositions: both the maximum and remanent polarization tended to decrease and vanish at low temperatures. In Ba5LaxSm1-xTi3Nb7O30, the re-entrant temperature (Tr) decreased with La-substitution, and the reduced remanent polarization at Tr (PTr) was determined. It seemed that the A1 site cation substitution exerted direct effects on the long-range ferroelectric order, and then the re-entrant relaxor behavior.

  1. Electrical conductivity and electrochemical performance of cobalt-doped BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δcathode

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    Yang, Lei [Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Wang, Shizhong [Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Lou, Xiaoyuan [Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Liu, Meilin [Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)

    2010-12-24

    To develop efficient cathode materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) based on BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ (BZCY) electrolyte, we have examined a series of cobalt-doped BZCY samples with the intended composition of BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ (where x = 0, 0.02, 0.05, 0.075, 0.1, 0.2). It is found that the solubility of cobalt is less than 10 mol% and the electrical conductivity of BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2-xO3-δ decreased with the content of cobalt within this solubility. When the content of cobalt is greater than its solubility, a BaCoO3-based phase forms, which markedly increases the conductivity of the sample (e.g., 2.48 S/cm for a composite material with an intended composition of BaZr0.1Ce0.7Co0.2O3-δ at 700 °C). Typical cells with the cobalt-doped BZCY cathode display much-improved performance than cells with other transition metal doped barium cerate ever reported, yielding a polarization resistance of 0.085 Ω cm2 at 750 °C.

  2. Ce-Fe-modified zeolite-rich tuff to remove Ba(2+)-like (226)Ra(2+) in presence of As(V) and F(-) from aqueous media as pollutants of drinking water.

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    Olguín, María Teresa; Deng, Shuguang

    2016-01-25

    The sorption behavior of the Ba(2+)-like (226)Ra(2+) in the presence of H2AsO4(-)/HAsO4(2-) and F(-) from aqueous media using Ce-Fe-modified zeolite-rich tuff was investigated in this work. The Na-modified zeolite-rich tuff was also considered for comparison purposes. The zeolite-rich tuff collected from Wyoming (US) was in contact with NaCl and CeCl3-FeCl3 solutions to obtain the Na- and Ce-Fe-modified zeolite-rich tuffs (ZUSNa and ZUSCeFe). These zeolites were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The BET-specific surface and the points of zero charge were determined as well as the content of Na, Ce and Fe by neutron activation analysis. The textural characteristics and the point of zero charge were changed by the presence of Ce and Fe species in the zeolitic network. A linear model described the Ba(2+)-like (226)Ra(2+) sorption isotherms and the distribution coefficients (Kd) varied with respect to the metallic species present in the zeolitic material. The As(V) oxianionic chemical species and F(-) affected this parameter when the Ba(2+)-like (226)Ra(2+)-As(V)-F(-) solutions were in contact with ZUSCeFe. The H2AsO4(-)/HAsO4(2-) and F(-) were adsorbed by ZUSCeFe in the same amount, independent of the concentration of Ba(2+)-like (226)Ra(2+) in the initial solution.

  3. Syntheses, Structure, Magnetism, and Optical Properties of the Ordered Interlanthanide Copper Chalcogenides Ln{sub 2}YbCuQ{sub 5} (Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm; Q = S, Se): Evidence for Unusual Magnetic Ordering in Sm{sub 2}YbCuS{sub 5}

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    Jin, Geng Bang; Choi, Eun Sang; Guertin, Robert P.; Booth, Corwin H.; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E.

    2010-11-19

    Ln{sub 2}YbCuQ{sub 5} (Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm; Q = S, Se) have been prepared by direct reaction of the elements in Sb{sub 2}Q{sub 3} (Q = S, Se) fluxes at 900 °C. All compounds have been characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods and they are isotypic. The structure of Ln{sub 2}YbCuQ{sub 5} consists of one-dimensional {sup 1}{sub {infinity}} [YbCuQ{sub 5}]{sup 6-} ribbons extending along the b axis that are connected by larger Ln{sup 3+} ions. Each ribbon is constructed from two single chains of [YbQ{sub 6}] octahedra with one double chain of [CuQ{sub 5}] trigonal bipyramids in the middle. All three chains connect with each other via edge-sharing. There are two crystallographically unique Ln atoms, one octahedral Yb site, and two disordered Cu positions inside of distorted Q{sub 5} trigonal bipyramids. Both Ln atoms are surrounded by eight Q atoms in bicapped trigonal prisms. The magnetic properties of Ln{sub 2}YbCuQ{sub 5} have been characterized using magnetic susceptibility and heat capacity measurements, while their optical properties have been explored using UV-vis-NIR diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Cesub 2}YbCuSe{sub 5}, La{sub 2}YbCuS{sub 5}, Ce{sub 2}YbCuS{sub 5}, and Pr{sub 2}YbCuS{sub 5} are Curie-Weiss paramagnets. La{sub 2}YbCuSe{sub 5} and Nd{sub 2}YbCuS{sub 5} show evidence for short-range antiferromagnetic ordering at low temperatures. Sm{sub 2}YbCuS{sub 5} shows magnetic ordering at 5.9 K, followed by negative magnetization at low external fields. The band gaps of La{sub 2}YbCuSe{sub 5}, Ce{sub 2}YbCuSe{sub 5}, La{sub 2}YbCuS{sub 5}, Ce{sub 2}YbCuS{sub 5}, Pr{sub 2}YbCuS{sub 5}, Nd{sub 2}YbCuS{sub 5},and Sm{sub 2}YbCuS{sub 5} are 1.15 eV, 1.05 eV, 1.45 eV, 1.37 eV, 1.25 eV, 1.35 eV, and 1.28 eV respectively.

  4. The stannides RE{sub 3}Au{sub 6}Sn{sub 5} (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm). Synthesis, structure, magnetic properties and {sup 119}Sn Moessbauer spectroscopy

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    Fickenscher, Thomas; Rodewald, Ute C.; Niehaus, Oliver; Gerke, Birgit; Poettgen, Rainer [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie; Haverkamp, Sandra; Eckert, Hellmut [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Physikalische Chemie

    2015-07-01

    The Ce{sub 3}Pd{sub 6}Sb{sub 5}-type rare earth stannides RE{sub 3}Au{sub 6}Sn{sub 5} (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) were synthesized by arc-melting of the elements and subsequent annealing in open tantalum crucibles within sealed evacuated silica ampoules. The polycrystalline samples were studied by powder X-ray diffraction. The structures of three crystals were refined from single crystal X-ray diffractometer data: Pmmn, a = 1360.3(9), b = 455.9(2), c = 1023.6(4) pm, wR2 = 0.0275, 1069 F{sup 2} values, 48 variables for Ce{sub 3}Au{sub 6}Sn{sub 5}, a = 1352.4(4), b = 455.1(1), c = 1023.7(3) pm, wR2 = 0.0367, 1160 F{sup 2} values, 48 variables for Nd{sub 3}Au{sub 6}Sn{sub 5}, and a = 1339.8(2), b = 452.80(7), c = 1012.4(2) pm, wR2 = 0.1204, 1040 F{sup 2} values, 49 variables for Sm{sub 3}Au{sub 5.59(2)}Sn{sub 5.41(2)}. One of the gold sites of the samarium compound shows a significant degree of Au/Sn mixing. The RE{sub 3}Au{sub 6}Sn{sub 5} structures are composed of three-dimensional [Au{sub 6}Sn{sub 5}] polyanionic networks with the two crystallographically independent rare earth atoms in larger cages, i.e., RE1 rate at Au{sub 10}Sn{sub 6} and RE2 rate at Au{sub 8}Sn{sub 8}. The [Au{sub 6}Sn{sub 5}] network is stabilized by Au-Sn (266-320 pm), Au-Au (284-301 pm) as well as Sn-Sn (320 pm; distances given for the cerium compound) interactions. Temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility measurements reveal an antiferromagnetic ordering only for Sm{sub 3}Au{sub 6}Sn{sub 5}, while the other compounds exhibit Curie-Weiss paramagnetism. {sup 119}Sn Moessbauer spectroscopy shows resonances in the typical range for intermetallic tin compounds where tin takes part in the polyanionic network [isomer shifts between 1.73(1) and 2.28(1) mm . s{sup -1}]. With the help of theoretical electric field gradient calculations using the WIEN2k code it was possible to resolve the spectroscopic contributions of all three crystallographically independent atomic tin sites in the {sup 119}Sn

  5. Improved activity and stability of Ni-Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 anode for solid oxide fuel cells fed with methanol through addition of molybdenum

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    Li, Ping; Yu, Baolong; Li, Jiang; Yao, Xueli; Zhao, Yicheng; Li, Yongdan

    2016-07-01

    Ni-Mo-Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 (SDC) composites are prepared and investigated as anodes of solid oxide fuel cells with methanol as fuel. The addition of Mo improves the catalytic activity for methanol pyrolysis and the resistance to carbon deposition of Ni-SDC anode. The anode with a mole ratio of Mo to Ni of 0.03:1 exhibits the lowest polarization resistance. The cell with that anode and SDC-carbonate composite electrolyte shows a maximum power density of 680 mW cm-2 at 700 °C. The stability of the cell is enhanced with the increase of the content of Mo in the anode, which is mainly attributed to the decreased amount of carbon deposits with a high graphitization degree.

  6. Syntheses, crystal and electronic structure of a series of quaternary rare-earth sulfides MgRE6Si2S14 (RE = Y, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm)

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    Chi, Yang; Guo, Sheng-Ping

    2017-01-01

    Five isostructural quaternary rare-earth sulfide MgRE6Si2S14 (RE = Y, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm) have been successfully synthesized via high-temperature solid-state method. They crystallize in the hexagonal space group P63 and belong to the MnLa6Si2S14 structure type. Their 3-D structures are constructed by the connection between infinite 1-D [(RE6S6)6+]∞ tubular and (SiS4)4- tetrahedron, and Mg2+ ions occupy the octahedral interspaces in the [(RE6S6)6+]∞ tubular. The lanthanide contraction phenomenon among these compounds is also discussed. Electronic structure calculation indicates that MgY6Si2S14 has an indirect optical energy gap of 2.26 eV, and its optical absorption is mainly ascribed to the charge transition from S-3p to Y-4d states.

  7. Hydrogen Permeation Performance of Ni-BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ Metal-Ceramic Hollow Fiber Membrane

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    Chun-li Yang; Qi-ming Xu; Zhi-wen Zhu; Wei Liu

    2012-01-01

    A dense Ni-BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ (BZCY) cermet hollow fiber is fabricated by sintering NiOBZCY hollow fiber precursors prepared by phase inversion method in 5%H2/95%Ar and its hydrogen permeation performance is investigated. The Ni-BZCY hollow fiber membrane possesses a "sandwich" structure.Finger-like structures are observed near both the inner and outer surfaces,while a dense layer is present in the center part.With 200 mL/min wet 20%H2/80%N2 on the shell side and 150 mL/min high purity Ar on the core side,the hydrogen permeation flux through the Ni-BZCY hollow fiber membrane at 900 ℃ is 0.53 μmol/cm2s.Owing to a high packing density,the hydrogen permeation flux per unit volume is greatly improved and membrane components composed of an assembly of hollow fibers may be applied in industrial hydrogen separation.

  8. Search for reflection asymmetric structures in the A =145 mass region: Decays of 1. 8-s sup 143 Cs to levels of sup 143 Ba and 4. 1-s sup 147 La to levels of sup 147 Ce

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    Robertson, J.D.; Mantica, P.F. Jr.; Faller, S.H.; Stone, C.A.; Baum, E.M.; Walters, W.B. (Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (US))

    1989-12-01

    The level structures of {sup 143}Ba and {sup 147}Ce have been investigated by studying the {beta} decays of 1.8-s {sup 143}Cs and 4.1-s {sup 147}La to search for evidence of intrinsic reflection asymmetry in light rare-earth nuclei. Gamma-ray energies and relative intensity values, {gamma}-{gamma} coincidence intensities, and {gamma}-{gamma} angular correlation coefficients were measured. The parity doublets that characterize reflection asymmetric rotational structures in the light odd-{ital A} actinides were not readily identified in {sup 143}Ba or {sup 147}Ce. The observed level structures, combined with other data for these nuclides, suggest that weak deformation is present and that reflection asymmetric admixtures may play a significant role in driving that deformation.

  9. Preparation, spectroscopic and thermal characterization of new La(III), Ce(III), Sm(III) and Y(III) complexes of enalapril maleate drug. In vitro antimicrobial assessment studies

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    Refat, Moamen S.; Al-Azab, Fathi M.; Al-Maydama, Hussein M. A.; Amin, Ragab R.; Jamil, Yasmin M. S.

    2014-02-01

    The 1:1 M ratio metal complexes of enalapril maleate hypertensive drug with La(III), Ce(III), Sm(III) and Y(III) were synthesized. The suggested structures of the resulted complexes based on the results of elemental analyses, molar conductivity, (infrared, UV-visible and fluorescence) spectra, effective magnetic moment, thermal analysis (TG), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were discussed. The infrared spectral data were suggested that enalapril reacts with metal ions as an ionic bidentate ligand through its carboxylate oxygen and the amide carbonyl oxygen, but in case of the Sm(III) complex, it reacted as a monodentate through its amide carbonyl oxygen. Maleate moiety acts with all these metals as bidentate ligand through its carboxylate or carbonyl oxygen. The kinetic and thermodynamic parameters such as: Ea, ΔH*, ΔS* and ΔG* were estimated from the DTG curves. The antibacterial evaluation of the enalapril maleate and their complexes were also performed against some gram positive and negative bacteria as well as fungi.

  10. Improving SiO2 impurity tolerance of Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9: Synergy of CaO and ZnO in scavenging grain-boundary resistive phases

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    Ge, Lin; Ni, Qing; Cai, Guifan; Sang, Tianyi; Guo, Lucun

    2016-08-01

    Rapid oxygen ion conduction, which is important in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) electrolytes, is often dramatically hindered by the presence of even small concentrations of impurities such as SiO2, which is ubiquitous in ceramic processing. In this study, rapid degradation of the grain boundary (GB) conduction of Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 (SDC) is observed with increasing SiO2 addition from 0 to 1 wt%. Nearly complete GB conduction recovery is achieved through synergy between CaO and ZnO in the SDC + x wt% Si systems. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) combined with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) demonstrate the formation of a Ca-, Si-, and Sm-containing secondary phases, which is related to the enhancements in GB conductivity and reductions in activation energy. The scavenging effect of CaO is verified in this study and ZnO is observed to promote the scavenging reaction. Compared with the single-addition case (CaO/ZnO), the much higher SiO2 impurity tolerance of the combined system suggests the commercial potential of the "scavenger + promoter" strategy presented in this work.

  11. Profile of yttrium segregation in BaCe{sub 0,9}Y{sub 0,1}O{sub 3-{delta}} as function of sintering temperature; Perfil da segregacao do itrio em BaCe{sub 0,9}Y{sub 0,1}O{sub 3-{delta}} em funcao da temperatura de sinterizacao

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    Hosken, C.M.; Souza, D.P.F. de, E-mail: camila.hosken@gmail.co [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (LAPCEC/UFSCar), SP (Brazil). Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ciencia e Engenharia de Materiais. Lab. de Preparacao e Caracterizacao Eletrica em Ceramicas

    2010-07-01

    Researches on solid oxide fuel cells indicate barium cerate perovskite as a very attractive material for using as electrolyte due to its high protonic conductivity. The objective of this work is investigate the yttrium segregation during sintering of BaCe{sub 0,9}Y{sub 0,1}O{sub 3-{delta}} doped with Zn O as a sintering aid. The powders were prepared by citrate process. Powders were isostatic pressed into pellets and sintered in air at 1200, 1275, 1325 and 1400 deg C. The samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and impedance spectroscopy. Secondary phase containing Yttrium and Cerium was detected as sintering temperature increased. Increase of the lattice parameter and activation energy for electrical conductivity were also detected on samples sintered at 1400 deg C. (author)

  12. LaCoO3: Promising cathode material for protonic ceramic fuel cells based on a BaCe0.2Zr0.7Y0.1O3−δ electrolyte

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    Ricote, Sandrine; Bonanos, Nikolaos; Lenrick, Filip;

    2012-01-01

    Symmetric cells (cathode/electrolyte/cathode) were prepared using BaCe0.2Zr0.7Y0.1O3−δ (BCZY27) as proton conducting electrolyte and LaCoO3 (LC) infiltrated into a porous BCZY27 backbone as cathode. Single phased LC was formed after annealing in air at 600 °C for 2 h. Scanning electron micrographs...

  13. R{sub 4}Ir{sub 13}Ge{sub 9} (R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) and RIr{sub 3}Ge{sub 2} (R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd): Crystal structures with nets of Ir atoms

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    Yarema, Maksym [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Kyryla i Mefodiya Str, 6, UA-79005 Lviv (Ukraine); Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Ueberlandstr. 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland); Zaremba, Oksana; Gladyshevskii, Roman [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Kyryla i Mefodiya Str, 6, UA-79005 Lviv (Ukraine); Hlukhyy, Viktor, E-mail: viktor.hlukhyy@lrz.tu-muenchen.de [Department Chemie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Lichtenbergstr. 4, D-85747 Garching (Germany); Faessler, Thomas F. [Department Chemie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Lichtenbergstr. 4, D-85747 Garching (Germany)

    2012-12-15

    The crystal structures of the new ternary compounds Sm{sub 4}Ir{sub 13}Ge{sub 9} and LaIr{sub 3}Ge{sub 2} were determined and refined on the basis of single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. They belong to the Ho{sub 4}Ir{sub 13}Ge{sub 9} (oP52, Pmmn) and CeCo{sub 3}B{sub 2} (hP5, P6/mmm) structure types, respectively. The formation of isotypic compounds R{sub 4}Ir{sub 13}Ge{sub 9} with R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, and RIr{sub 3}Ge{sub 2} with R=Ce, Pr, Nd, was established by powder X-ray diffraction. The RIr{sub 3}Ge{sub 2} (R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd) compounds exist only in as-cast samples and decompose during annealing at 800 Degree-Sign C with the formation of R{sub 4}Ir{sub 13}Ge{sub 9}. The structure of Sm{sub 4}Ir{sub 13}Ge{sub 9} contains intersecting, slightly puckered nets of Ir atoms (4{sup 4})(4{sup 3}.6){sub 2}(4.6{sup 2}){sub 2} and (4{sup 4}){sub 2}(4{sup 3}.6){sub 4}(4.6{sup 2}){sub 2} that are perpendicular to [0 1 1] as well as to [0 -1 1] and [0 0 1]. The Ir atoms are surrounded by Ge atoms that form tetrahedra or square pyramids (where the layers intersect). The Sm and additional Ir atoms (in trigonal-planar coordination) are situated in channels along [1 0 0] (short translation vector). In the structure of LaIr{sub 3}Ge{sub 2} the Ir atoms form planar Kagome nets (3.6.3.6) perpendicular to [0 0 1]. These nets alternate along the short translation vector with layers of La and Ge atoms. - Graphical abstract: The crystal structures contain the nets of Ir atoms as main structural motif: R{sub 4}Ir{sub 13}Ge{sub 9} contains intersecting slightly puckered nets of Ir atoms, whereas in the structure of RIr{sub 3}Ge{sub 2} the Ir atoms form planar Kagome nets. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The Ir-rich ternary germanides R{sub 4}Ir{sub 13}Ge{sub 9} (R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) and RIr{sub 3}Ge{sub 2} (R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd) have been synthesized. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The RIr{sub 3}Ge{sub 2} compounds exist only in as-cast samples and decompose during annealing at 800

  14. Temperature dependence of the lower critical field H{sub c1} in SmFeAsO{sub 0.9}F{sub 0.1} and Ba{sub 0.6}K{sub 0.4}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2} iron-arsenide superconductors

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    Ren, C., E-mail: cong_ren@aphy.iphy.ac.c [National Laboratory for Superconductivity, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100190 (China); Wang, Z.S.; Luo, H.Q.; Yang, H.; Shan, L. [National Laboratory for Superconductivity, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100190 (China); Wen, H.H., E-mail: hhwen@aphy.iphy.ac.c [National Laboratory for Superconductivity, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2009-05-01

    We report detailed measurements of the temperature dependence of the lower critical field H{sub c1} of the FeAs-based superconductor SmFeAsO{sub 0.9}F{sub 0.1} (Sm-1111) and Ba{sub 0.6}K{sub 0.4}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2} (BaK-122) by global and local magnetization measurements. It is found that the obtained H{sub c1} for both kinds of samples show a weak temperature dependence in low temperature region. We argue that this weak T-dependence of H{sub c1} of Sm-1111 does not indicate a conventional s-wave state, instead it satisfies a T{sup 2} dependence up to a temperature of (0.5-0.6) T{sub c}. In contrast, the data of H{sub c1}(T) of BaK-122 superconductor clearly show a multigap behavior. Excellent fitting to the data can be reached with two s-wave superconducting gaps. Comparison of the absolute values of H{sub c1}(0) between Sm-1111 and BaK-122 shows a relatively large superfluid density for the latter. This may indicate the distinction between the electron doped and hole-doped FeAs-based superconductors.

  15. Luminescence of Ce 3+ -Doped MB2Si2O8 (M = Sr, Ba): A Deeper Insight into the Effects of Electronic Structure and Stokes Shift

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    Peng, Qi [Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Guangzhou, (China); Liu, Chunmeng [Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Guangzhou, (China); Hou, Dejian [Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Guangzhou, (China); Zhou, Weijie [Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Guangzhou, (China); Ma, Chong-Geng [Chongqing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China); Liu, Guokui [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Brik, Mikhail G. [Chongqing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China); Tao, Ye [Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China); Liang, Hongbin [Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Guangzhou, (China)

    2015-12-18

    A series of Sr 1 -2x CexNaxB2Si2O8 and Ba 1-2x CexKxB2Si2O8 (x = 0.005, 0.01, 0.02, 0.04, 0.06, 0.08) samples were synthesized by a high-temperature solid-state reaction. The low temperature excitation, emission, and fluorescence decay spectra together demonstrated that all spectral bands arise from the Ce 3+ ions located at only one kind of lattice site. The first-principles calculations of the structural and electronic properties of pure and Ce 3+2Si2O8 (M = Sr, Ba) were performed, and the obtained results were used for understanding the structural changes after doping and identification of the observed position of the host absorption bands. The measured 4f-5d excitation and emission spectra of Ce3+ ions doped in MB2Si2O8 were analyzed and simulated in the framework of the crystal-field (CF) theory. The electron-phonon coupling effect generally ignored in most studies published so far was also taken into account by applying the configurational coordinate model. The validity of such a combined insight into the 5d CF energy level positions and the Stokes shift has been confirmed by analyzing the dependence of the Ce 3+

  16. Relaxor or classical ferroelectric behavior in A-site substituted perovskite type Ba 1- x(Sm 0.5Na 0.5) xTiO 3

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    Abdelmoula, N.; Chaabane, H.; Khemakhem, H.; Von der Mühll, R.; Simon, A.

    2006-08-01

    New ferroelectric ceramics of ABO 3 perovskite type were synthetized in the Ba 1- x(Sm 0.5Na 0.5) xTiO 3 system by solid state reaction technique. The effect of the replacement of barium by samarium and sodium in the A cationic site on structural and physical properties was investigated. These compounds crystallize with tetragonal or cubic symmetry. The material is classical ferroelectric for 0⩽x⩽0.1 and x⩾0.5, and present a relaxor behavior for 0.2⩽x<0.4. The dielectric behavior depends upon the cationic disorder in the A-site and the cell size. Small rate substitution allows a ferroelectric-paraelectric transition. For higher rate of substitution the possible random position of the Sm-Na cations brings to a relaxor state and when the substitution rate x becomes higher than 0.5, the material comes back to a ferroelectric state due to the reduced cell size. Some of these new compositions are of interest for applications due to their physical properties and environmentally friendly character.

  17. Structural, magnetotransport and thermal properties of Sm substituted La0.7-xSmxBa0.3MnO3 (0≤x≤0.2) manganites

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    Modi, Anchit; Bhat, Masroor Ahmad; Pandey, Devendra K.; Tarachand; Bhattacharya, Shovit; Gaur, N. K.; Okram, G. S.

    2017-02-01

    In the present paper we studied the structural, magnetotransport and thermopower properties of a series of polycrystalline La0.7-xSmxBa0.3MnO3 (0≤x≤0.2) compounds which were synthesized by conventional solid state reaction techniques. The Rietveld refinement of the X-ray diffraction pattern predicts the formation of single-phase compositions and doping of La3+ by Sm3+ ion converted the chemical structure form rhombohedral (R-3C) to orthorhombic (Imma) The scanning electron microscopy show clean smooth and densified structure images be a sign of good crystalline nature of the samples. The temperature dependent electrical resistivity is measured by standard four-probe method between 5 and 300 K exhibits Metal-Insulator Transition MIT which shows the decreasing trend with increasing Sm doping content and metallic state (Tregion (T>Tp2) are explained within the framework of variable range hopping (VRH) and small polaron hopping (SPH) models. The application of magnetic field suppresses the resistivity in entire temperature range and with increasing the Sm3+ content the samples showed very high magnetoresistance. The thermoelectric power (S) of the reported samples exhibit a crossover from positive to negative value and it increases in doped samples. The analysis of thermoelectric power data confirms the applicability of the small polaron hopping model in high temperature region and in low temperature fitted to an equation containing diffusion, magnon drag, phonon drag and electron-spin fluctuation term. An appropriate justification for the observed behavior is specified.

  18. BaCe1-xRExO3-δ稀土复合氧化物的合成、表征及电导率%Synthesis, Characterization and Electrical Conductivity of BaCel-xRExO3-δ

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    陶宁; 蒋凯

    2001-01-01

    利用溶胶-凝胶法合成了BaCe1-xREO3-δ(RE:稀土)系列稀土复合氧化物,利用XRD和TG-DTA对样品进行了表征,合成温度较传统的高温固相反应法降低了约700C,BaCe0.8 Gd02O2在800℃时电导率为8.01×10-2S/cm,与1000℃左右YSZ的电导率相当,可以满足燃料电池的需要.

  19. Seleção de eletrodos para caracterização elétrica de Y-BaCeO3 contendo ZnO como aditivo de sinterização Electrode selection for electrical characterization of Y-BaCeO3 with ZnO as sintering aid

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    C. M. Hosken

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho é abordada a escolha da pasta de eletrodo para realização da caracterização elétrica de amostras de BaCeO3 dopado com ítrio e contendo ZnO como aditivo de sinterização. A sinterização ocorreu via fase líquida. Foi utilizada uma pasta de eletrodo de platina e outra de prata cujas temperaturas de cura são 1100 °C e 750 °C, respectivamente. A análise das interfaces amostra-eletrodo por microscopia eletrônica de varredura revelou que durante a cura da pasta de platina, devida a elevada temperatura, ocorreu exsudação de fase que permaneceu entre a superfície original da amostra e o eletrodo. Por conseqüência, durante a caracterização elétrica por espectroscopia de impedância foi detectada polarização adicional na interface amostra-eletrodo comprometendo a veracidade dos valores de resistividade elétrica do material em análise o que não ocorreu com o uso do eletrodo de prata devida sua menor temperatura de cura.This work deals with the choice of electrodes for realizing the electrical characterization of Yttrium doped-BaCeO3 sample which contains ZnO as sintering aid. The sintering occurred through liquid phase. It were used platinum and silver pastes which curing temperatures are 1100 °C and 750 °C, respectively. Scanning electron microscopy characterization of sample-electrode interfaces showed that during the curing of the platinum paste, due to the high temperature, occurred phase exudation which remained between the primary sample surface and electrode. Consequently, electrical characterization by impedance spectroscopy detected additional polarization at interface sample-electrode becoming non-veracious the electrical resistivity values of the material under analysis. No additional polarization was detected for silver electrodes due to the lowest curing temperature.

  20. 溶胶-凝胶法引入ZnO-2B2O3-7SiO2玻璃对BaO-Sm2O3-4TiO2陶瓷性能的影响%Study on Properties of BaO-Sm2O3-4TiO2 Ceramics Doped with ZnO-2B2O3-7SiO2 Glass by Sol-gel Method

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    晏忠; 王丹; 黄金亮; 顾永军; 李丽华

    2012-01-01

    BaO-Sm2 O3-4TiO2 (BST) ceramic powder was prepared by solid-state reaction method. The effects of doping ZnO-2B2O3-7SiO2 (ZBS) glass by sol-gel method on the sintering behaviors, phase composition, microstruc-ture and dielectric properties of BST ceramics were investigated. The experimental results reveal that the main phase of samples doped with ZBS glass is tungsten bronze structure type BaSm2Ti4O12 phase, a litter Sm2Ti2O7 phase is also observed. The sintering temperature of BST ceramics is remarkably reduced from 1350℃ to 1050℃ and the good dielectric properties of εr= 60. 17, tanδ=0. 004, n = - 7.9 ×10-6/℃ are obtained for BST ceramics doped with 6% (mass fraction) ZBS glass by sol-gel method sintered at 1050℃ for 3h.%采用固相反应法合成BaO-Sm2O3-4TiO2 (BST)陶瓷粉体.系统研究了溶胶-凝胶法引入ZnO-2B2O3-7SiO2 (ZBS)玻璃对BST陶瓷烧结特性、物相组成、微观形貌及介电性能的影响.结果表明,添加ZBS玻璃的陶瓷试样主晶相仍为类钙铁矿钨青铜结构的BaSm2Ti4O12,次晶相为Sm2Ti2O7.通过溶胶-凝胶法添加6%(质量分数)的ZBS玻璃,可使BST陶瓷的烧结温度从1350℃降低到1050℃,在1050℃烧结3h所得BST陶瓷介电性能优良:εr=60.17,tanδ=0.004,τf=-7.9×10 6/℃.

  1. Defect Scheelite-Type Lanthanoid(III Ortho-Oxomolybdates(VI Ln0.667[MoO4] (Ln = Ce, Pr, Nd, and Sm and Their Relationship to Zircon and the NaTl-Type Structure

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    Ingo Hartenbach

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The rare-earth metal(III ortho-oxomolybdates with the formula Ln0.667[MoO4] (Ln = Ce, Pr, Nd, and Sm and defect scheelite-type structure crystallize in the tetragonal space group I41/a (a = 533–525, c = 1183–1158 pm with four formula units per unit cell. The Ln3+ cations at Wyckoff position 4b exhibit a coordination sphere of eight oxygen atoms in the shape of a trigonal dodecahedron. The same site symmetry (.. is observed for the tetrahedral oxomolybdate(VI entities [MoO4]2–, since their central Mo6+ cation is situated at the 4a position. Due to this equal site multiplicity, the lanthanoid(III cations have to be statistically under-occupied to maintain electroneutrality, thus a defect scheelite structure emerges. The partial structure of both the Ln3+ cations and the [MoO4]2– anions (if shrunk to their centers of gravity can be best described as distorted diamond-like arrangements. Therefore, these two interpenetrating partial structures exhibit a similar setup as found in the zircon-type as well as in the NaTl-type structure.

  2. A New Family of Nonstoichiometric Layered Rare-Earth Tin Antimonides, RESn(x)()Sb(2) (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm): Crystal Structure of LaSn(0.75)Sb(2).

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    Ferguson, Michael J.; Hushagen, Ryan W.; Mar, Arthur

    1996-07-17

    A new class of nonstoichiometric layered ternary rare-earth tin antimonides, RESn(x)()Sb(2) (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm), has been synthesized through reaction of the elements at 950 degrees C. In the lanthanum series LaSn(x)()Sb(2), tin can be incorporated from a maximum content of x approximately 0.7 or 0.8 to as low as x approximately 0.10. The structure of lanthanum tin diantimonide with the maximum tin content, LaSn(0.75)Sb(2), has been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group -Cmcm with a = 4.2425(5) Å, b = 23.121(2) Å, c = 4.5053(6) Å, and Z = 4. The isostructural rare-earth analogues were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction. The structure of LaSn(0.75)Sb(2) comprises layers of composition "LaSb(2)" in which La atoms are coordinated by Sb atoms in a square-antiprismatic geometry. Between these layers reside chains of Sn atoms distributed over three crystallographically independent sites, each partially occupied at about 20%. The structure of LaSn(0.75)Sb(2) can be regarded as resulting from the excision of RE-Sb and Sb-Sb bonds in the related structures of binary rare-earth diantimonides, RESb(2), and then intercalation of Sn atoms between layers.

  3. Hydrothermal synthesis and structural characterization of a family of lanthanide tartrates: [Ln 2(C 4H 4O 6) 3(H 2O) 3]·1.5H 2O (Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm)

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    Athar, Muhammad; Li, Guanghua; Shi, Zhan; Chen, Yan; Feng, Shouhua

    2008-12-01

    Coordination polymers containing lanthanides with tartaric acid [Ln 2(C 4H 4O 6) 3(H 2O) 3]·1.5H 2O (Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm and C 4H 4O 6 = D(-) or L(+) tartrate anion) have been synthesized using hydrothermal techniques and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The compounds are all isotypic with a monoclinic crystal system in the P2 1/ n space group. The asymmetric units of coordination polymers contain two metal centers having different coordination environments. One metal is bonded to four tartrate groups having three D and one L isomers (or three L and one D isomers), whereas the other metal is bonded to five tartrate groups having two D and three L isomers (or two L and three D isomers). Each trivalent metal center is coordinated to nine oxygen atoms that originate from carboxylate and hydroxyl groups of the tartrate anions and water molecules. These new polymers have three-dimensional structures containing open channels that are occupied by non-coordinating water molecules. Thermogravimetric and differential thermal analyses and adsorption of nitrogen have also been studied for these compounds.

  4. Electrochemical performance of La1-xSrxCuO3-δ-Sm0.15Ce0.85O1.925 composite cathodes in IT-SOFCs

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    ZHENG Minzhang; XIN Hua; LIU Xiaomei; LIU Qian; XU Dan; SU Wenhui

    2006-01-01

    The cathode material La1-xSrxCuO3-δ( x =0.15, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4) was synthesized by a sol-gel method. X-ray diffraction reveals that a single phase of perovskite is formed. The investigation of the electrical properties suggests that La0.7Sr0.3CuO3-δ has the highest electrical conductivity. La0.7Sr0.3CuO3-δ powder was mixed with different amount SDC (Sm0.15Ce 0.85O1.925) powder (5wt.%-30wt.%) as composite cathodes. Electrochemical properties of the composite cathodes were researched further. Investigation suggests that the addition of appropriate amount SDC to La0.7Sr0.3CuO3-δ can improve the electrochemical properties and obtain better cathodic performance. Using La0.7Sr0.3CuO3-δ-SDC composite materials as a cathode based on SDC electrolyte, higher current density and power density at intermediate temperatures can be obtained.

  5. Luminescence properties of a single-host phosphor Ba1.8-wSrwLi0.4SiO4∶Ce3+,Eu2+,Mn2+ for WLED

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    HUANG Shan; WEI Xiantao; CHEN Yonghu; YIN Min

    2013-01-01

    In order to obtain a single-host-white-light phosphor,a series of Ba1.8-w-x-y-zSrwLi0.4-xCexEuyMnzSiO4 (BSLS:Ce3+,Eu2+,Mn2+) powder samples were synthesized via high temperature solid-state reaction.The structure and photoluminescence properties were investigated.Under ultraviolet excitation,the emission spectra contained three bands:the 370-470 nm blue band,the 470-570 nm green band and the 570-700 nm red band,which arose from the 5d→4f transitions of Ce3+ and Eu2+,and the 4T1→6A1 transition of Mn2+,respectively.The excitation spectra of the emissions of Ce3+ and Mn2+ ions showed the energy transfer from Ce3+ to Mn2+.White light emission was obtained from the tri-doped samples of appropriate doping concentration under 31 0-360 nm excitation.

  6. Vortex creep and critical current densities J c in a 2 μm thick SmBa2Cu3O7-d coated conductor with mixed pinning centers grown by co-evaporation

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    Haberkorn, N.; Coulter, Y.; Condó, A. M.; Granell, P.; Golmar, F.; Ha, H. S.; Moon, S. H.

    2016-07-01

    We report the critical current densities J c and flux creep rates in a 2 μm thick SmBa2Cu3O7-δ coated conductor produced by co-evaporation. The sample presents strong pinning produced by correlated disorder (CD) (boundaries between growth islands, dislocations and twin boundaries) as well as random nanoparticles. Correlated pinning along the c-axis was evidenced due to the appearance of a large peak in the angular critical current, centered at H║c. The analysis of the critical current density J c (with the magnetic field applied parallel (H║c) and at 45° of the c-axis (H║45°)) indicates that CD assists pinning throughout the temperature range. For all temperatures and at both angles the in-field dependence of J c exhibits a power-law behavior. The contribution of CD drops when the field is rotated to intermediate angles between the c axis and a-b axis (i. e. H║45°), which derives in a reduction of the absolute J c value and poorer in-field dependences. The flux creep rate depends on the angle and its values remain approximately constant within the power-law regime. For H║c and H║45° and for magnetic fields lower than 20 kOe, the flux relaxation presents characterizing glassy exponents μ = 1.70 and μ = 1.32, respectively.

  7. Structural and relaxor-like dielectric properties of unfilled tungsten bronzes Ba5-5xSm5xTi5xNb10-5xO30

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    Wei, T.; Dong, Z.; Zhao, C. Z.; Guo, Y. Y.; Zhou, Q. J.; Li, Z. P.

    2016-03-01

    New unfilled tetragonal tungsten bronze (TTB) oxides, Ba5-5xSm5xTi5xNb10-5xO30 (BSTN-x), where 0.10 ≤ x ≤ 0.35, have been synthesized in this work. Their crystal structure was determined and analyzed based on Rietveld structural refinement. It is found that single TTB phase can be formed in a particular x range (i.e., 0.15 ≤ x ≤ 0.3) due to the competition interaction between tolerance factor and electronegativity difference. Furthermore, dielectric and ferroelectric results indicate that phase transitions and ferroelectric states are sensitive to x. Referring to the local chemistry, we suggest that the raise of vacancies at the A2-site compared with that of A1-site will intensely depress the normal ferroelectric phase and is in favor of relaxor ferroelectric state. Macroscopically, previous A-site size difference standpoint on fill TTB compounds cannot give a reasonable explanation about the variation of dielectric maximum temperature (Tm) for present BSTN-x compounds. Alternatively, tetragonality (c/a) is adopted which can well describe the variation of Tm in whole x range. In addition, one by one correspondence between tetragonality and electrical features can be found, and the compositions involving high c/a are usually stabilized in normal ferroelectric phase. It is believed that c/a is a more appropriate parameter to illustrate the variation of ferroelectric properties for unfilled TTB system.

  8. Structural and electrochemical characterization of BaCe0.7Zr0.2Y0.05Zn0.05O3 as an electrolyte for SOFC-H

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    Afif, Ahmed; Radenahmad, Nikdalila; Lim, Chee Ming; Cheok, Quintin; Islam, Aminul; Habibur Rahman, Seikh Mohammad; Kalam Azad, Abul

    2016-03-01

    As a potential electrolyte for proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC-Hs) and to get better protonic conductivity and stability, zinc doped BCZY material has been found to be promising. In this study, we report a new composition of proton conductors BaCe0.7Zr0.2Y0.05Zn0.05O3 (BCZYZn5) which was investigated using XRD, SEM and conductivity measurements. Rietveld refinement of the XRD data revel a cubic perovskite structure with Pm-3m space group. BaCe0.7Zr0.2Y0.05Zn0.05O3 shows cell parameter a = 4.3452(9) Å. Scanning electron microscopy images shows that the grain sizes are large and compact which gives the sample high density and good protonic conductivity. The total conductivity in wet atmosphere is significantly higher than that of dry condition and the conductivity was found to be 0.276 × 10-3 Scm-1 and 0.204 × 10-3 Scm-1 at 600°C in wet and dry Ar, respectively. This study indicated that perovskite electrolyte BCZYZn5 is a promising material for the next generation intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs).

  9. BaFCl晶体中三价稀土离子Sm3+、Eu3+、Gd3+、Ho3+、Er3+和Yb3+的电荷转移激发%Charge Transfer Excitation of Rare Earth Ions (Sm3+, Eu3+, Gtl2+, Ho3+, Er3+ and Yb3+) Emission in BaFCl Crystal

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    苏勉曾; 孙小平

    1986-01-01

    @@ 1962年Jфrgensen[1]提出了精细电子自旋配对能理论(RESPET),计算由配体提供一个电子、将具有4fq基态的Ln3+还原为具有4fq+1的Ln2+这个电荷转移过程(CT)的能量变化.计算公式为Jфrgensen指出了公式中各参数的意义,并给出了各稀土离子的N(S)、M(L)和P(S,L,J)等系数的值[2,3].我们合成了Sm3+、Eu3+、Gd3+、Ho3+、Er3+和yb3+离子激活的六种BaFCl晶体,测定了它们的激发光谱(图1).由光谱数据确定了它们的电荷转移带(CTS)的波长和波数(另一报告已证明Eu 3+的CTS位于242nm[4]),利用公式(1)对以上各三价希土离子的电荷转移带的能量进行了计算.

  10. Sm2O3掺杂Ce2O3的加入量对YBa2Cu3O7-δ界面性能的影响

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    夏红伟; 胡学飞

    2011-01-01

    Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) has many virtues such as high stability, long life, and low pollntion and so on, and is considered to be one of the green powers in twenty-one century. Currently, doped perovskite ABO3 materials are adopted as cathode material%固体氧化物燃料电池(SOFC)具有稳定性高、寿命长、污染低等优点,是二十一世纪的绿色能源之一。当前SOFC阴极通常采用掺杂的ABO3钙钛矿型材料。这类材料在高温下具有较高的导电率和催化活性,但中温化是SOFC的趋势,高温下常用的La(Sr)MnO3阴极材料在中温下性能下降,不能满足中温下电导率的要求。本论文尝试采用柠檬酸燃烧法来制备YBa2Cu3O7-δ,并在YBCO中加入一定量的Sm2O3掺杂的Ce2O3(SDC)作为SOFC的阴极材料,通过对阻抗分析,研究了SDC掺杂量、烧结温度等对该阴极材料性能的影

  11. Sm2O3掺杂Ce2O3的加入量对YBa2Cu3O7-δ界面性能的影响

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    夏红伟; 胡学飞

    2011-01-01

    固体氧化物燃料电池(SOFC)具有稳定性高、寿命长、污染低等优点,是二十一世纪的绿色能源之一.当前SOFC阴极通常采用掺杂的ABO3钙钛矿型材料.这类材料在高温下具有较高的导电率和催化活性,但中温化是SOFC的趋势,高温下常用的La(Sr)MnO3阴极材料在中温下性能下降,不能满足中温下电导率的要求.本论文尝试采用柠檬酸燃烧法来制备YBa2Cu3O7-δ,并在YBCO中加入一定量的Sm2O3掺杂的Ce2O3(SDC)作为SOFC的阴极材料,通过对阻抗分析,研究了SDC掺杂量、烧结温度等对该阴极材料性能的影响.实验结果表明:随着SDC的掺杂量x(0≤x≤50%)和烧结温度的升高,阴极材料的界面阻抗减小.在SDC的掺杂量为50%时,且在800℃下烧结得到的烧结体界面阻抗最小,其界面比电阻仅为0.1353ohm/c㎡(800℃).这标志着掺杂SDC的YBCO作为中温固体氧化物燃料电池的阴极材料时非常具有发展前景的.

  12. Ionic conduction in BaxCe0.8Pr0.2O3-

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    WANG; Maoyuan

    2009-01-01

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  13. Preparation and Characterization of LaNiO2.5-Ba(Zr0.1 Ce0.7Y0.2) O3-δ Composite Cathode for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells%中温固体氧化物燃料电池LaNiO2.5-Ba(Zr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2)O3-δ阴极的制备和表征

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    吴春; 陈刚; 彭勃

    2013-01-01

    LaNiO3 is synthesized by the citric acid method, and LaNiO2.5 is prepared by hydride reduction reaction for the LaNiO3. Then a LaNiO2.5-Ba(Zr0.1Ce0.7 Y0.2) O3-δ composite cathode is manufactured with Ba(Zr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2) O3-δ as the electrolyte. The microstructure of the cathode is observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the electrochemical properties are characterized by both AC impedance and DC polarization measurements. The cathode polarization resistances get to 5. 27~0. 22 Ω· cm2 in a temperature range of 600~800℃. The rate-limiting of oxygen reduction reaction is governed by dissociation of oxygen molecules and charge transfer of oxygen atoms. The cathode overpotential reaches relatively high as 75 mV with current density of 0.05 A·cm-2 and at 750 ℃.%采用柠檬酸盐法合成了LaNiO3粉体,对其进行氢化物还原反应,制得具有单一结构的高氧缺位物相LaNiO2.5.以Ba(Zr0.1 Ce0.7 Y0.2)O3-δ (BZCY)为电解质制备了LaNiO2.5-BZCY复合阴极,利用扫描电镜对其微观结构进行了表征,并通过交流阻抗测试及直流极化测试对其电化学性能进行了研究.结果表明,LaNiO2.5-BZCY复合阴极在600~800℃范围内的极化面电阻为5.27~0.22 Ω·cm2,其氧还原反应速率控制步骤为氧分子的解离以及氧原子的电荷转移.另外,该阴极的极化过电势较高,在750℃及电流密度为0.05 A·cm-2时的极化过电势为75 mV.

  14. Conductivity, transport number measurements and hydration thermodynamics of BaCe0.2Zr0.7Y(0.1 − ξ)NiξO(3 − δ)

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    Ricote, Sandrine; Bonanos, Nikolaos; Wang, Hsiang-Jen

    2011-01-01

    BaCe0.2Zr0.7Y(0.1 − ξ)NiξO(3 − δ) compounds with ξ = 0.01 and 0.02 have been synthesized by solid state reaction at 1400 °C and sintered at 1450 °C. TEM analyses were performed and showed a segregation of nickel at the grain boundaries for ξ = 0.02. This apparent solubility limit of Ni in the B...... pressures, as well as the emf technique. The compounds exhibit p-type conduction in oxidizing atmosphere, and ionic conduction elsewhere. The oxide ion contribution of the conductivity is negligible only for temperatures below 600 °C. The determination of hydration enthalpies, our second goal, was achieved...

  15. Structural and conductivity study of the proton conductor BaCe(0.9−x)ZrxY0.1O(3−δ) at intermediate temperatures

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    Ricote, Sandrine; Bonanos, Nikolaos; Marco de Lucas, M.C.;

    2009-01-01

    The perovskite BaCe(0.9−x)ZrxY0.1O(3−δ) is prepared by solid-state reaction at 1400 °C and sintering at 1700 °C. It is characterised using X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy and electrical measurements. A distortion from the cubic structure at room temperature is noticeable in the Raman spectra...... for 0.2 conductivity is measured as a function of oxygen partial pressure, and at a water vapour partial pressure of 0.......015 atm. The total conductivity is resolved into an ionic and a p-type component using a fitting procedure appropriate to the assumed defect model. The first contribution is useful for estimating the proton transport number, while the value of the second one should not be too high not to deteriorate...

  16. Separation of Red(Y_2O_3:Eu~(3+)),Blue(BaMgAl_(10)O_(17):Eu~(2+))and Green(CeMgAl_(10)O_(17):Tb)Rare Earth Phosphors by Liquid/Liquid Extraction

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    MEI Guangjun; RAO Peng; Mitsuaki Matsuda; Toyohisa Fujita

    2009-01-01

    A novel process for separation of red(Y_2O_3:Eu~(3+)),blue(BaMgAl_(10)O_(17):Eu~(2+))and green(CeMgAl_(10)O_(17):Tb~3)rare earth fluorescent powders was proposed.At first,the blue powder can be extracted selectively from an aqueous solution using a chelating collector 2-thenoyltrifluoroacetone (TTA)dissolved in heptane at alkaline pH condition,then,chloroform was used for extracting the green powder into organic phase.The red phosphor remains in aqueous phase with potassium sodium tartrate depressant(PST).Therefore,three phosphors can be separated successfully from their artificial mixtures by liquid/liquid extraction,and grades and recovery of separated products reach respectively as follows:red is 96.9%and 95.2%,blue is 82.7%and 98.8%,green is 94.6%and 82.6%.

  17. Enhancing the Oxygen Permeation Rate of Zr0.84Y0.16O1.92 - La0.8Sr0.2Cr0.5Fe0.5O3-δ Dual-Phase Hollow Fiber Membrane by Coating with Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 Nanoparticles

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    Liu, Tong; Wang, Yao; Yuan, Ronghua; Gao, Jianfeng; Chen, Chusheng; Bouwmeester, H.J.M.

    2013-01-01

    Zr0.84Y0.16O1.92−La0.8Sr0.2Cr0.5Fe0.5O3−δ (YSZ-LSCrF) dual-phase composite hollow fiber membranes were prepared by a combined phase-inversion and sintering method. The shell surface of the hollow fiber membrane was modified with Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 (SDC) via a drop−coating method. As the rate of oxygen p

  18. Studies on Structural and Morphological Properties of Multidoped Ceria Ce0.8Nd0.0025Sm0.0025Gd0.005Dy0.095Y0.095O2-δ (x=0.2 as Solid Solutions

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    Marija Stojmenović

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The nanopowdery solid solutions of multidoped ceria Ce0.8Nd0.0025Sm0.0025Gd0.005Dy0.095Y0.095O2-δ (x=0.2 with the fluorite type crystal structure of CeO2 were synthesized for the first time. Two synthesis procedures were applied: the modified glycine-nitrate procedure (MGNP method and room temperature self-propagating reaction (SPRT method. All nanopowders were characterized by XRPD analysis, Raman spectroscopy, low temperature nitrogen physisorption, TEM, and SEM methods. According to the XRPD and Raman spectroscopy results, single phase solid solutions of fluorite structure were evidenced regardless of the number of dopants and synthesis procedure. Both XRPD and TEM were analyses evidenced nanometer particle dimensions. The SPRT method results in obtaining sample with higher specific surface area, smaller crystallite and particles sizes, and the same values of the lattice parameter in comparison to pure CeO2. Raman spectroscopy was confirmed to the oxygen vacancies introduced into the ceria lattice when Ce4+ ions were replaced with cations (dopants of lower valence state (3+, which may indicate the potential improvement of ionic conductivity. Additionally, the presence of oxygen vacancies in the lattice ceria, as well as very developed grain boundaries, gives a new possibility for potential application of obtained nanopowders in the area of room temperature ferromagnetism as spintronics.

  19. Studies on Structural and Morphological Properties of Multidoped Ceria Ce 0.8 Nd 0.0025 Sm 0.0025 Gd 0.005 Dy 0.095 Y 0.095 O 2 - δ ( x = 0.2 ) as Solid Solutions

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    Stojmenović, Marija

    2016-04-17

    The nanopowdery solid solutions of multidoped ceria Ce0.8Nd0.0025Sm0.0025Gd0.005Dy0.095Y0.095 () with the fluorite type crystal structure of CeO2 were synthesized for the first time. Two synthesis procedures were applied: the modified glycine-nitrate procedure (MGNP method) and room temperature self-propagating reaction (SPRT method). All nanopowders were characterized by XRPD analysis, Raman spectroscopy, low temperature nitrogen physisorption, TEM, and SEM methods. According to the XRPD and Raman spectroscopy results, single phase solid solutions of fluorite structure were evidenced regardless of the number of dopants and synthesis procedure. Both XRPD and TEM were analyses evidenced nanometer particle dimensions. The SPRT method results in obtaining sample with higher specific surface area, smaller crystallite and particles sizes, and the same values of the lattice parameter in comparison to pure CeO2. Raman spectroscopy was confirmed to the oxygen vacancies introduced into the ceria lattice when Ce4+ ions were replaced with cations (dopants) of lower valence state (3+), which may indicate the potential improvement of ionic conductivity. Additionally, the presence of oxygen vacancies in the lattice ceria, as well as very developed grain boundaries, gives a new possibility for potential application of obtained nanopowders in the area of room temperature ferromagnetism as spintronics.

  20. Simulated monazite crystalline wasteform La0.4Nd0.1Y0.1Gd0.1Sm0.1Ce0.1Ca0.1(P0.9Mo0.1O4): Synthesis, phase stability and chemical durability study

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    Pratheep Kumar, Sathasivam; Gopal, Buvaneswari

    2015-03-01

    In this work, incorporation of hexavalent molybdenum and selected trivalent lanthanides using divalent calcium as charge compensator into the monazite structure were studied. Rare earth substituted phosphomolybdates of the formula REE0.9Ca0.1P0.9Mo0.1O4 (REE = Ce, Nd, Sm, Gd) and the wasteform La0.4Nd0.1Y0.1Gd0.1Sm0.1Ce0.1Ca0.1P0.9Mo0.1O4 were synthesized by simple solution route. The prepared compounds were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, Fourier transformed infrared spectra, thermogravimetric analysis, energy dispersive X-ray analysis and scanning electron microscopic techniques. Chemical durability of the wasteform was studied by dynamic MCC-5 test for a period of one month. Normalized elemental mass loss and leach rate of molybdenum was found to be in the order of 103 g/m2 and 103-101 g/m2/d respectively. Polymer-monazite composite wasteform was prepared to control the leaching of molybdenum. The composite approach reduced molybdenum leach rate order from 101 to 10-4 g/m2/d.

  1. Electrochemical performance of BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1Yb0.1O3-δ electrolyte based proton-conducting SOFC with layered perovskite PrBaCo2O5+δ cathode”,

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    Ding, Hanping [Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States); Xue, Xingjian [Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States); Xue, X. [Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States)

    2010-11-03

    BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1Yb0.1O3-δ (BZCYYb) exhibits adequate protonic conductivity as well as sufficient chemical and thermal stability over a wide range of SOFC operating conditions, while layered perovskite PrBaCo2O5+δ (PBCO) has advanced electrochemical properties. This research fully takes advantage of these advanced properties and develops a novel protonic ceramic membrane fuel cell (PCMFC) of Ni–BZCYYb|BZCYYb|PBCO. The performance of the button cell was tested under intermediate-temperature range from 600 to 700 °C with humified H2 (~3% H2O) as fuel and ambient air as oxidant. The results show that the open circuit potential of 0.983 V and the maximal power density of 490 mW cm-2 were achieved at 700 °C. By co-doping barium zirconate–cerate with Y and Yb, the conductivity of electrolyte was significantly improved. The polarization processes of the button cell were characterized using the complicated electrochemical impedance spectroscopy technique. The results indicate that the polarization resistances contributed from both charge migration processes and mass transfer processes increase with decreasing cell voltage loads. However the polarization resistance induced by mass transfer processes is negligible in the studied button cell.

  2. BaZr{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.1}Yb{sub 0.1}O{sub 3-{delta}} electrolyte-based solid oxide fuel cells with cobalt-free PrBaFe{sub 2}O{sub 5+{delta}} layered perovskite cathode

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    Ding, Hanping; Xue, Xingjian [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 (United States)

    2010-10-15

    A new anode-supported SOFC material system Ni-BZCYYb vertical stroke BZCYYb vertical stroke PBFO is investigated, in which a cobalt-free layered perovskite oxide, PrBaFe{sub 2}O{sub 5+{delta}} (PBFO), is synthesized and employed as a novel cathode while the synthesized BZCYYb is used as an electrolyte. The cell is fabricated by a simple dry-pressing/co-sintering process. The cell is tested and characterized under intermediate temperature range from 600 to 700 C with humified H{sub 2} ({proportional_to}3% H{sub 2}O) as fuel, ambient air as oxidant. The results show that the open-circuit potential of 1.006 V and maximal power density of 452 mW cm{sup -2} are achieved at 700 C. The polarization resistance of the electrodes is 0.18 {omega} cm{sup 2} at 700 C. Compared to BaZr{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.1}O{sub 3-{delta}}, the conductivity of co-doped barium zirconate-cerate BZCYYb is significantly improved. The ohmic resistance of single cell is 0.37 {omega} cm{sup 2} at 700 C. The results indicate that the developed Ni-BZCYYb vertical stroke BZCYYb vertical stroke PBFO cell is a promising functional material system for SOFCs. (author)

  3. Surface exchange kinetics and chemical diffusivities of BaZr{sub 0.2}Ce{sub 0.65}Y{sub 0.15}O{sub 3−δ} by electrical conductivity relaxation

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    Lim, Dae-Kwang; Jeon, Sang-Yun; Singh, Bhupendra [Ionics Lab, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwang-Ju 500-757 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Jun-Young [Department of Advanced Materials Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747 (Korea, Republic of); Song, Sun-Ju, E-mail: song@chonnam.ac.kr [Ionics Lab, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwang-Ju 500-757 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-10-15

    Highlights: • Electrical conductivity relaxation in BaCe{sub 0.65}Zr{sub 0.2}Y{sub 0.15}O{sub 3−δ} was monitored. • Monotonic relaxation behavior was observed during oxidation/reduction. • Nonmonotonic twofold relaxation behavior was observed during hydration/dehydration. • Surface exchange coefficients and diffusivities of O and H were calculated. - Abstract: Perovskite-type oxide BaCe{sub 0.65}Zr{sub 0.2}Y{sub 0.15}O{sub 3−δ} (BCZY2015) was synthesized by a solid state reaction method. BCZY2015 samples were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The time dependent variation in electrical conductivity of BCZY2015 was monitored during the oxidation/reduction in oxygen partial pressure (pO{sub 2}) range of −2.28 ⩽ log (pO{sub 2}/atm) ⩽ −0.68 at a fixed water vapor pressure (pH{sub 2}O), and during the hydration/dehydration in −3.15 ⩽ log (pH{sub 2}O/atm) ⩽ −2.35 range in air. The electrical conductivity showed a monotonic relaxation behavior by the ambipolar diffusion of V{sub o}{sup ··} and OH{sub o}{sup ·} during the oxidation/reduction and the relaxation process was governed by the diffusivity of oxygen (D-tilde{sub vO}). On the other hand, during the hydration/dehydration process, a non-monotonic twofold relaxation behavior was observed due to the decoupled diffusion of H and O components with the mediation of holes, and the conductivity relaxation process was governed by the diffusivities of both H (D-tilde{sub iH}) and O (D-tlde{sub vH}). The values of surface exchange coefficients and diffusivities of oxygen and hydrogen were calculated from Fick’s second law by the nonlinear least squares fitting of the conductivity data, as proposed by Yoo et al. (2008)

  4. Iron isotope effect on T{sub c} in optimally-doped (Ba,K)Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2} (T{sub c} = 38 K) and SmFeAsO{sub 1-y} (T{sub c} = 54 K) superconductors

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    Shirage, P.M.; Kihou, K. [Nanoelectronics Research Institute (NeRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Central 2, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); Miyazawa, K. [Nanoelectronics Research Institute (NeRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Central 2, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); Department of Applied Electronics, Tokyo University of Science, 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-3510 (Japan); Lee, C.H.; Kito, H. [Nanoelectronics Research Institute (NeRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Central 2, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); JST, Transformative Research-Project on Iron Pnictides (TRIP), 5, Sanbancho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0075 (Japan); Yoshida, Y. [Nanoelectronics Research Institute (NeRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Central 2, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); Eisaki, H. [Nanoelectronics Research Institute (NeRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Central 2, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); JST, Transformative Research-Project on Iron Pnictides (TRIP), 5, Sanbancho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0075 (Japan); Tanaka, Y. [Nanoelectronics Research Institute (NeRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Central 2, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); Iyo, A., E-mail: iyo-akira@aist.go.j [Nanoelectronics Research Institute (NeRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Central 2, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); JST, Transformative Research-Project on Iron Pnictides (TRIP), 5, Sanbancho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0075 (Japan)

    2010-11-01

    We report the iron isotope effect on a transition temperature (T{sub c}) in an optimally-doped (Ba,K)Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2} (T{sub c} = 38 K) and SmFeAsO{sub 1-y} (T{sub c} = 54 K) superconductors. In order to obtain the reliable isotope shift in T{sub c}, twin samples with different iron isotope mass are synthesized in the same conditions (simultaneously) under high-pressure. We have found that (Ba,K)Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2} shows an inverse iron isotope effect {alpha}{sub Fe} = -0.18 {+-} 0.03 while SmFeAsO{sub 1-y} shows a small iron isotope effect {alpha}{sub Fe} -0.02 {+-} 0.01, where the isotope exponent {alpha} is defined by T{sub c} {approx} M{sup -{alpha}}(M is the isotopic mass). The results show that {alpha}{sub Fe} changes in the iron-based superconductors depending on the system. The distinct iron isotope effects imply the exotic coupling mechanism in the iron-based superconductors.

  5. Facile synthesis, structural and spectroscopic properties of GdF{sub 3}:Ce{sup 3+}, Ln{sup 3+} (Ln{sup 3+}=Sm{sup 3+}, Eu{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}, Dy{sup 3+}) nanocrystals with bright multicolor luminescence

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    Grzyb, Tomasz; Runowski, Marcin; Lis, Stefan, E-mail: blis@amu.edu.pl

    2014-10-15

    Hexagonal gadolinium fluorides doped with Ce{sup 3+} ions and co-doped with Sm{sup 3+}, Eu{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+} or Dy{sup 3+} were successfully synthesized via a simple co-precipitation approach, in the presence of glycerin as a capping agent. These fluorides, as solids or in aqueous solutions, showed intense, multicolored luminescence depending on the lanthanide ions used. The structures of the products were confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD). The morphologies of the synthesized nanophosphors were examined using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The TEM results showed that the crystallites had shapes that varied with the dopant ion used. The spectroscopic properties: excitation spectra, emission spectra and luminescence decays were recorded and studied in detail. Bright luminescences from all of the products were triggered by effective energy transfer between the ions embedded in their structures. The mechanism for this phenomenon was also proposed. All of the synthesized products formed stable aqueous colloids, exhibiting brightly multicolored luminescence under UV light irradiation. - Highlights: • Hexagonal GdF{sub 3}:Ce{sup 3+}, Ln{sup 3+} nanocrystals were synthesized by a co-precipitation method. • Nanocrystals formed stable water colloids. • Multicolor luminescence under UV light was observed. • Energy transfer mechanism between Gd{sup 3+}, Ce{sup 3+} and Ln{sup 3+} ions was proposed.

  6. A comparative study of SrO and BaO doping to CeO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2}: Characteristic and its catalytic performance for three-way catalysts

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    Guo, Jiaxiu, E-mail: guojiaxiu@scu.edu.cn [College of Architecture and Environment, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China); National Engineering Research Center for Flue Gas Desulfurization, Chengdu 610065 (China); Shi, Zhonghua, E-mail: shizhonghua@scu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Wu, Dongdong [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Yin, Huaqiang [College of Architecture and Environment, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China); National Engineering Research Center for Flue Gas Desulfurization, Chengdu 610065 (China); Gong, Maochu [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Chen, Yaoqiang [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); National Engineering Research Center for Flue Gas Desulfurization, Chengdu 610065 (China)

    2013-02-15

    Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ► The prepared materials have a face-centered cubic structure and nanosize particles. ►Comparing to CZB, aged CZS has 494 μmol/g of OSC and 30 m{sup 2}/g of surface area. ► CZS and CZB have similar NO sorption and reductive properties and different H{sub 2} uptake. ► T{sub 50} of Pt-Rh/CZS/LA is as low as 199 °C for CO, 228 °C for NO, and 252 °C for C{sub 3}H{sub 8}. ► Pt-Rh/CZS/LA has wider working-window at 320 °C under different λ value. -- Abstract: Ceria-zirconia-strontia (Ce{sub 0.35}Zr{sub 0.55}Sr{sub 0.10}O{sub 1.9}) and ceria-zirconia-baria (Ce{sub 0.35}Zr{sub 0.55}Ba{sub 0.10}O{sub 1.9}) were synthesized using an oxidation-co-precipitation method with hydrogen peroxide (H{sub 2}O{sub 2}) as oxidant. The physical and chemical properties of the prepared materials were investigated using Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surface area characterization, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectra, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and oxygen pulse reaction. The prepared materials were used in preparing three-way catalysts with low Pt and Rh content. Moreover, catalytic activities were evaluated at a fixed bed under a simulated gaseous mixture. The results are as follows: (1) the prepared materials have a face-centered cubic structure and are nano-sized; (2) aged Ce{sub 0.35}Zr{sub 0.55}Sr{sub 0.10}O{sub 1.9} has higher oxygen storage capacity (494 μmol/g), better thermal stability (30 m{sup 2}/g), good low-temperature reducibility, and high hydrogen uptake after TPR-redox cycles; (3) the light-off temperature (T{sub 50}) of Pt-Rh/CZS/LA can be as low as 199 °C for CO, 228 °C for NO, and 252 °C for C{sub 3}H{sub 8}; and (4) Pt-Rh/CZS/LA has a fairly wide working-window.

  7. Electrical and physical properties of composite BaZr0.85Y0.15O3-d-Nd0.1Ce0.9O2-δ electrolytes for intermediate temperature-solid oxide fuel cells

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    Park, Ka-Young; Lee, Tae-Hee; Jo, Suyeon; Yang, Jayoon; Song, Sun-Ju; Lim, Hyung-Tae; Kim, Jung Hyun; Park, Jun-Young

    2016-12-01

    Co-ionic (H+/O2-) electrolytes are fabricated by compositing both proton conductor (BaZr0.85Y0.15O3-δ, BZY) and oxygen-ion conductor (Nd0.1Ce0.9O2-δ, NDC) for intermediate temperature-solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs). This hybrid electrolyte decreases the electronic loss of NDC under reducing atmospheres and improves the poor sinterability of BZY. The electronic conduction caused by the NDC reduction is effectively blocked by the BZY in the composite electrolyte, thus offering both advantages of BZY with its high OCV and more rigid electro-chemo-mechanical property. In addition, the composite BZY-NDC electrolyte also exhibits great chemical stability against exposure to steam and CO2. Furthermore, the compositing of BZY and NDC improves the proton conductivity of the electrolytes, and the conductivity of composite electrolyte is higher than that of single BZY at temperatures >600 °C.

  8. A high temperature study on thermodynamic, thermal expansion and electrical properties of BaCe0.4Zr0.4Y0.2O3-δ proton conductor

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    Basbus, J. F.; Arce, M. D.; Prado, F. D.; Caneiro, A.; Mogni, L. V.

    2016-10-01

    BaCe0.4Zr0.4Y0.2O3-δ (BCZY) was synthesized by solid state reaction, calcined and sintered at 1600 °C for 12 h. Crystal structure was studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD). Morphology and porosity were determined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Crystalline structure, oxygen non-stoichiometry, linear expansion and electrical conductivity were characterized under oxidizing and reducing atmosphere by high temperature X-ray diffraction (HT-XRD), thermogravimetry (TG), dilatometry, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), respectively. Chemical stability under CO2-rich atmosphere was evaluated by TG. BCZY electrical conductivity was studied by EIS under O2-containing atmosphere with water vapor (2% H2O) and heavy water vapor (2% D2O) in order to evaluate protonic conductivity. Throughout these techniques, interstitial proton incorporation/loss was observed under oxidizing and reducing atmosphere, between 300 and 500 °C. The conductivity presents two contributions. The bulk conductivity at high frequencies takes the same value regardless wet oxidizing or reducing atmosphere, decreasing its value in presence of D2O vapor supporting H-conductivity. On the other hand, the grain boundary conductivity was strongly dependent on the nature of wet atmosphere.

  9. Electronic structure and energy level schemes of RE{sup 3+}:LaSi{sub 3}N{sub 5} and RE{sup 2+}:LaSi{sub 3}N{sub 5−x}O{sub x} phosphors (RE=Ce, Pr, ND, Pm, Sm, Eu) from first principles

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    Ibrahim, Ismail A.M.; Lenčéš, Zoltán; Šajgalík, Pavol [Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava (Slovakia); Benco, Lubomir [Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava (Slovakia); Faculty of Physics and Center for Computational Materials Science, University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria)

    2015-08-15

    First principles calculations of rare earth (RE)-doped LaSi{sub 3}N{sub 5} host lattice are performed to obtain the electronic structure, the band gap (BG), and the character of electronic transitions. Doping with both trivalent and bivalent RE cations is inspected. RE 4f states form two bands of occupied and unoccupied states separated by ~5 eV. In RE{sup 3+}-doped compounds 4f states are shifted by ~6 eV to more negative energies compared with RE{sup 2+}-compounds. This stabilization causes that RE{sup 3+} 4f bands are in a different position relative to the valence band and the conduction band than RE{sup 2+} 4f bands and therefore different electronic transitions apply. BG of RE{sup 3+}-compounds decreases from ~4.6 eV (Ce) to ~1.5 eV (Eu). Except for Ce{sup 3+}, exhibiting the 4f→5d transition, other RE{sup 3+}-compounds show the charge transfer of the p→4f character. BG of RE{sup 2+}-compounds increases from ~0.80 eV (Ce, Pr) to ~0.95 eV (Nd, Pm), ~1.43 eV (Sm), and ~3.28 eV (Eu) and the electronic transition is of the 4f→5d character. The energy level scheme constructed from ab initio calculated electronic structures agrees well with the experimental energy level diagram. The agreement demonstrates the reliability of the hybrid functional HSE06 to describe correctly bands of nonbonding RE 4f electrons. - Highlights: • First principles calculations of RE-doped LaSi{sub 3}N{sub 5} (RE=Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu) are performed. • Energy level scheme of 4f states is constructed. • The scheme includes 4f states of bivalent and trivalent RE cations. • The scheme compares well with empirical scheme by Dorenbos. • Band gaps of CT p→f and f→d transitions are presented.

  10. Fabrication of 5 cm long epitaxial Sm{sub 0.2}Ce{sub 0.8}O{sub 1.9-x} single buffer layer on textured Ni-5%W substrate for YBCO coated conductors via dip-coating PACSD method

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    Lei, M.; Wang, W.T.; Pu, M.H.; Yang, X.S.; He, L.J. [Key Laboratory of Magnetic Levitation and Maglev Trains (Ministry of Education of China), Superconductivity R and D Center (SRDC), Mail Stop 165, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610031 (China); Cheng, C.H. [Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, New South Wales (Australia); Zhao, Y., E-mail: yzhao@home.swjtu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Magnetic Levitation and Maglev Trains (Ministry of Education of China), Superconductivity R and D Center (SRDC), Mail Stop 165, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610031 (China)] [Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, New South Wales (Australia)

    2011-11-15

    Epitaxial Sm{sub 0.2}Ce{sub 0.8}O{sub 1.9-x} single buffer layer for YBCO coated conductors was deposited via fluorine-free dip-coating CSD. Flat, dense and crack-free SCO films with sharp (2 0 0) c-axis texture were obtained by carefully controlling the processing. YBCO thin films with a homogeneous surface microstructure were deposited on the SCO-buffered NiW substrate via CSD approach. Five centimeters long epitaxial Sm{sub 0.2}Ce{sub 0.8}O{sub 1.9-x} (SCO) single buffer layer for YBCO coated conductors was deposited via dip-coating polymer-assisted chemical solution deposition (PACSD) approach on bi-axially textured Ni-5%W (2 0 0) alloy substrate. The film formation and texture evolution were investigated using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. Flat, dense and crack-free SCO films with sharp (2 0 0) c-axis texture were obtained by way of carefully controlling the concentration of precursor solution, withdrawing speed, annealing temperature and dwelling time. On consideration of both microstructure and texture, epitaxial SCO single buffer layers were fabricated using precursor solution of 0.3 M cationic concentration, the withdrawing speed of 10 mm/min and heat treatment at 1100 deg. C in Ar-5%H{sub 2} mixture gas for 0.5 h. Epitaxial YBCO thin films with a homogeneous surface microstructure were deposited on the SCO-buffered NiW substrate via dip-coating PACSD approach. The PACSD approach was a promising way to fabricate long and low-cost YBCO coated conductors.

  11. Effect of Ce doping on the electrocaloric effect of Sr{sub x}Ba{sub 1−x}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 6} single crystals

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    Le Goupil, Florian, E-mail: f.le-goupil09@imperial.ac.uk; Berenov, Andrey; Alford, Neil McN. [Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Axelsson, Anna-Karin [Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Department of Engineering Systems, London South Bank University, London SE1 0AA (United Kingdom); Valant, Matjaz [Materials Research Laboratory, University of Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica 5000 (Slovenia); Lukasiewicz, Tadeusz [Insitute of Electronic Materials Technology, 133 Wolczynska St., 01-919 Warsaw (Poland); Dec, Jan [Institute of Materials Science, University of Silesia, 12 Bankowa St., PL 40-007 Katowice (Poland)

    2014-06-02

    The electrocaloric effect (ECE) of Sr{sub x}Ba{sub (1−x)}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 6} (SBN100x) single crystals, with a tetragonal tungsten bronze structure and a high ECE near room temperature, is studied by direct measurements. It is shown that although the onset of the ECE peak is closer to room temperature in SBN80 than in SBN75, the effect of the increase of the strontium content is very detrimental to the ECE performances with a decrease to ΔT{sub EC} = 0.23 K for SBN80 from the reported value of ΔT{sub EC} = 0.42 K under 10 kV/cm for SBN75 [F. Le Goupil et al., “Anisotropy of the electrocaloric effect in lead-free relaxor ferroelectrics,” Adv. Energy Mater. (published online)]. However, when 1.40% of cerium is introduced in SBN61, the temperature of depolarisation is shifted below 30 °C, while an ECE above 0.6 K is maintained over more than 70 K for a low electric field of 28 kV/cm. The maximum ECE ΔT{sub EC} = 0.85 K is measured at 61 °C. In addition to having an ECE peak close to room temperature, the ECE measured in Ce-doped SBN61 is comparable with the best reported values for lead-free materials [Y. Bai et al., J. Appl. Phys. 110, 094103 (2011); X.-S. Qian et al., Adv. Funct. Mater. 24, 1300 (2014)], when linearly extrapolated to higher electric fields.

  12. Fabrication and characterization of a tubular ceramic fuel cell based on BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1Yb0.1O3-δ proton conducting electrolyte

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    Hanifi, Amir Reza; Sandhu, Navjot Kaur; Etsell, Thomas H.; Luo, Jing-Li; Sarkar, Partha

    2017-02-01

    A proton conducting anode supported tubular fuel cell is fabricated in this research using the highly proton conductive BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1Yb0.1O3-δ (BZCYYb) electrolyte. The cell is in a Ni-BZCYYb/BZCYYb/LSCF-BZCYYb configuration consisting of a support, electrolyte and cathode with thicknesses of 680 μm, 25 μm and 90 μm, respectively. The cell delivers maximum power densities of 331, 362 and 416 mW/cm2 at 600, 650 and 700 °C, respectively. AC impedance spectroscopy results show values of 0.94 Ω.cm2, 0.73 Ω.cm2, and 0.60 Ω.cm2 for total resistance at the corresponding temperatures while the major resistance contributor is the ohmic resistance. The Ni-BZCYYb anode microstructure shows detachment of Ni and the BZCYYb in most regions as well as pores inside the Ni grains. Despite the low anode porosity (25%), the cell gives a very low concentration polarization value (0.05 Ω.cm2) indicating that the fuel gas could readily diffuse into the microstructure. This might be attributed to water forming on the cathode side, which masks the necessity of having a high porosity anode. The cell fails when tested under CO:H2 of 1:1 at 700 °C due to significant carbon (graphite) formation indicating that proton conductors based on barium cerates are not appropriate choices for application under hydrocarbon fuels.

  13. Implantation sites of Ce and Gd in diamond

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    Bharuth-Ram, K; Hofsäss, H C; Ronning, C; Dietrich, M

    2002-01-01

    The implantation sites of rare earth (RE) probes /sup 141/Ce (t/sub 1 /2/=32 d) and /sup 149/Gd (t/sub 1/2/=9.28 d) in diamond have been investigated using the emission channeling (EC) technique. Parent isotopes /sup 141/Cs and /sup 149/Dy were implanted into type IIa, diamond samples at an energy of 60 keV at the online isotope separator ISOLDE at CERN. /sup 141/Cs decays through the chain /sup 141/Cs-/sup 141/Ba-/sup 141/La-/sup 141/Ce-/sup 141/ Pr. EC measurements were made on the 102 keV conversion electrons emitted in the decay of /sup 141/Pr to its ground state. The decay of /sup 149 /Dy follows the chain /sup 149/Dy-/sup 149/Tb-/sup 149/Gd-/sup 149 /Eu-/sup 149/Sm. EC measurements were made on the 101 keV electrons emitted in the decay of /sup 149/Eu. Two-dimensional channeling patterns of the conversion electrons were obtained along and axial directions by raster scans with a Si surface barrier detector. Comparison of the observed patterns with simulated spectra show that in diamond 45-50% of the RE...

  14. $\\gamma$-soft $^{146}$Ba and the role of non-axial shapes at N ~ 90

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    Mitchell, A J; McCutchan, E A; Albers, M; Ayangeakaa, A D; Bertone, P F; Carpenter, M P; Chiara, C J; Chowdhury, P; Clark, J A; Copp, P; David, H M; Deo, A Y; DiGiovine, B; D'Olympia, N; Dungan, R; Harding, R D; Harker, J; Hota, S S; Janssens, R V F; Kondev, F G; Liu, S H; Ramayya, A V; Rissanen, J; Savard, G; Seweryniak, D; Shearman, R; Sonzogni, A A; Tabor, S L; Walters, W B; Wang, E; Zhu, S

    2015-01-01

    Low-spin states in the neutron-rich, N = 90 nuclide $^{146}$Ba were populated following $\\beta$-decay of $^{146}$Cs, with the goal of clarifying the development of deformation in Ba isotopes through delineation of their non-yrast structures. Fission fragments of $^{146}$Cs were extracted from a 1.7-Ci $^{252}$Cf source and mass-selected using the CARIBU facility. Low-energy ions were deposited at the center of a box of thin $\\beta$ detectors, surrounded by a high-efficiency HPGe array. The new $^{146}$Ba decay scheme now contains 31 excited levels extending up to ~2.5 MeV excitation energy, double what was previously known. These data are compared to predictions from the Interacting Boson Approximation (IBA) model. It appears that the abrupt shape change found at N = 90 in Sm and Gd is much more gradual in Ba and Ce, due to an enhanced role of the $\\gamma$ degree of freedom.

  15. Study on new BaCe{sub 0.7}In{sub 0.3}O{sub 3−δ}–Gd{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.9}O{sub 2−δ} composite electrolytes for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells

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    Liu, Fengguang; Dang, Junjie; Hou, Jie; Qian, Jing; Zhu, Zhiwen; Wang, Zhongtao [CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Liu, Wei, E-mail: wliu@ustc.edu.cn [CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)

    2015-08-05

    Highlights: • New BCI–GDC composite electrolytes were synthesized using a one-step method for SOFCs. • The sintering temperature decreases as the BCI content increases. • The conductivity and OCV values enhanced as the GDC content increases. • The possible interface effects between BCI and GDC were analyzed. - Abstract: New mixed ionic conductors, BaCe{sub 0.7}In{sub 0.3}O{sub 3−δ}–Gd{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.9}O{sub 2−δ} (BCI–GDC, weight ratio, 3:7, 5:5 and 7:3), were synthesized via a one-step citric acid–nitrate gel combustion method as electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). X-ray diffraction patterns of BCI–GDC indicated that there was no impurity phase formed after sintering at high temperature up to 1400 °C. Scanning electron microscopic study of BCI–GDC depicted dense grain morphology. Single fuel cells were prepared and the corresponding electrochemical performances were tested. The sintering temperature of the dense composite electrolyte membranes decrease as the BCI content increases because of the sintering aids of In element. All samples with the composite electrolyte showed higher open circuit voltage (OCV) values than the single phase GDC. In addition, Electrical conductivity of the composite electrolyte under different atmospheres at different temperatures confirmed that the BCI–GDC exhibited high mixed oxygen ionic and protonic conduction. The test results indicated that the conductivity and OCV values of the composite electrolyte enhanced as the GDC content increases, and the optimum performance was found to be BCI3–GDC7 compared with the pure BCI and GDC electrolyte. The possible interface effects were suggested to explain this phenomenon. Our results not only provide one new promising composite electrolyte material for intermediate-temperature SOFCs but the composition dependence can actually provide a guide for the material design, optimization.

  16. Single crystals of LnFeAsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x} (Ln = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd) and Ba{sub 1-x}Rb{sub x}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2}: Growth, structure and superconducting properties

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    Karpinski, J., E-mail: karpinski@phys.ethz.c [Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich (Switzerland); Zhigadlo, N.D.; Katrych, S.; Bukowski, Z.; Moll, P. [Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich (Switzerland); Weyeneth, S.; Keller, H. [Physik-Institut der Universitaet Zuerich, 8057 Zuerich (Switzerland); Puzniak, R. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Aleja Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Tortello, M.; Daghero, D.; Gonnelli, R. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino (Italy); Maggio-Aprile, I. [DPMC-MaNEP, University of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland); Fasano, Y. [DPMC-MaNEP, University of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland); Low Temperatures Laboratory and Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche (Argentina); Fischer, O. [DPMC-MaNEP, University of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland); Rogacki, K. [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, 50-950 Wroclaw, P.O. Box 1410 (Poland); Batlogg, B. [Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich (Switzerland)

    2009-05-01

    A review of our investigations on single crystals of LnFeAsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x} (Ln = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd) and Ba{sub 1-x}Rb{sub x}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2} is presented. A high-pressure technique has been applied for the growth of LnFeAsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x} crystals, while Ba{sub 1-x}Rb{sub x}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2} crystals were grown using a quartz ampoule method. Single crystals were used for electrical transport, structure, magnetic torque and spectroscopic studies. Investigations of the crystal structure confirmed high structural perfection and show incomplete occupation of the (O, F) position in superconducting LnFeAsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x} crystals. Resistivity measurements on LnFeAsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x} crystals show a significant broadening of the transition in high magnetic fields, whereas the resistive transition in Ba{sub 1-x}Rb{sub x}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2} simply shifts to lower temperature. The critical current density for both compounds is relatively high and exceeds 2 x 10{sup 9} A/m{sup 2} at 15 K in 7 T. The anisotropy of magnetic penetration depth, measured on LnFeAsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x} crystals by torque magnetometry is temperature dependent and apparently larger than the anisotropy of the upper critical field. Ba{sub 1-x}Rb{sub x}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2} crystals are electronically significantly less anisotropic. Point-Contact Andreev-Reflection spectroscopy indicates the existence of two energy gaps in LnFeAsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x}. Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy reveals in addition to a superconducting gap, also some feature at high energy (approx20 meV).

  17. Structural studies of type N superconductive compounds: R{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}CuO{sub 4{+-}{delta}} (R = Gd, Eu, Sm, Nd, Pr); influences of chemical treatments on physical properties; Etudes structurales des composes supraconducteurs de type N: R{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}CuO{sub 4{+-}{delta}} (R = Gd, Eu, Sm, Nd, Pr); influences des traitements chimiques sur les proprietes physiques

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    Vigoureux, P.

    1995-06-01

    Different chemical treatments of R{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}CuO{sub 4{+-}{delta}} compounds monocrystals (gadolinium, europium, samarium, neodymium and praseodymium cuprates) modify their physical properties especially their superconductive properties. The presented chemical treatments are: the substitution of the trivalent rare earth element R by an other trivalent lanthanide, its substitution by tetravalent cerium, and heat treatment under low oxygen pressure. After these chemical treatments, structural modifications are observed by neutrons and X-rays diffraction, and allow to precise their actions: size effect of the rare earth element on the deformation of the CuO{sub 2} planes, links between deformation and superconductivity and magnetic properties. (A.B.). 394 refs/.

  18. Småhuse

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    Munch-Andersen, Jørgen

    Denne SBI-anvisning indeholder vejledning om dimensionering og udførelse af almindelige småhuse med indtil 2 etager i overensstemmelse med kravene i Bygningsreglement for småhuse, 1998. Anvisningen behandler varmeisolering, fugtisolering, lydisolering, brand, vådrum, indeklima samt styrke og...

  19. Materiales ferroeléctricos basados en BaTiO3 y Ba2(Nd,Sm)Ti2Nb3O15. Caracterización eléctrica por espectroscopia de impedancia

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    Prades Tena, Marta

    2011-01-01

    Esta tesis versa en la síntesis, mediante métodos de baja temperatura(sol-gel y solvotermal), la caracterización y el estudio de las propiedades eléctricas, mediante Espectroscopia de Impedancia, de dos tipos de materiales ferroeléctricos: el óxido mixto de titanio y bario, BaTiO3(BT), dopado con diferentes iones (con estructura perovsquita), y la familia de compuestos Ba2LnTi2Nb3O15 (Ln = ión lantánido), con estructura de bronce de tungsteno tetragonal (TTB). Los principales resultados en el...

  20. Magnetocaloric effect in (La1-xAx)2/3Ba1/3Mn1.05O3-δ

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    Ancona-Torres, Carlos Eugenio; Menon, Mohan; Bahl, Christian Robert Haffenden

    Recently, a large magnetocaloric effect has been reported in La2/3Ba1/3MnO3-δ at about 300 K. In this paper, we investigate the effect of the ion size distribution at the A site on the magnetocaloric effect of this perovskite material. This is accomplished by replacing the lanthanum by Ce, Pr......, and Nd, which allows us to study the effect of both the average size, , and the distribution, σrA, on the magnetic properties of the system. Using magnetization and heat capacity measurements, we determine the important magnetocaloric parameters ΔSM and ΔTad of (La1-xAx)2/3Ba1/3Mn1.05O3-δ powders...

  1. Impedance spectroscopy studies on (Na0.5Bi0.5)0.94Ba0.06TiO3 + 0.3 wt% Sm2O3 + 0.25 wt% LiF lead-free piezoelectric ceramics

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    N Zidi; A Chaouchi; S D’Astorg; M Rguiti; C Courtois

    2015-06-01

    The a.c. complex impedance spectroscopy technique was used to obtain the electrical parameters of (Na0.5Bi0.5)0.94Ba0.06TiO3 +0.3 wt% Sm2O3 +0.25 wt% LiF lead-free ceramics in a wide frequency range at different temperatures. These samples were prepared by a high-temperature solid-state reaction technique and their single phase formation was confirmed by the X-ray diffraction technique. Dielectric studies exhibit a diffuse phase transition characterized by a temperature and frequency dispersion of permittivity, and this relaxation has been modelled using the modified Curie–Weiss law. The variation of imaginary part (″) of impedance with frequency at various temperatures shows that the ″ values reach a maxima peak (″max) above 400° C. The appearance of single semicircle in the Nyquist plots (″ vs. ′) pattern at high temperatures suggests that the electrical process occurring in the material has a relaxation process possibly due to the contribution for bulk material only. The bulk resistance of the material decreases with rise in temperatures similar to that of a semiconductor, and the Nyquist plot showed the negative temperature coefficient of resistance (NTCR) character of these materials. The frequencies, thermal effect on a.c. conductivity and activation energy have been assessed.

  2. Properties of the (Sm sub 0 sub . sub 3 sub 3 Eu sub 0 sub . sub 3 sub 3 Gd sub 0 sub . sub 3 sub 3)Ba sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub y superconductor prepared by different processes in air

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    Giovannelli, F; Monot-Laffez, I

    2003-01-01

    Bars and pellets of the (Sm sub 0 sub . sub 3 sub 3 Eu sub 0 sub . sub 3 sub 3 Gd sub 0 sub . sub 3 sub 3)Ba sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub x superconductor were processed in air, using the floating zone method and the top-seeded melt-textured growth method, respectively. The samples were prepared using different experimental conditions, i.e. maximal processing temperature, translation rate or cooling rate. Their physical properties and their microstructure were studied. All the samples exhibit a satisfying superconducting transition whereas the critical current density greatly depends on the processing parameters. The sample prepared by the floating zone method at 1070 deg C with a translation rate of 2 mm h sup - sup 1 exhibits a very high J sub c value of 70000 A cm sup - sup 2 in the self-field and more than 30000 A cm sup - sup 2 at 1.7 T. The pellet processed at 1080 deg C with a cooling rate of 2 deg C h sup - sup 1 has a high J sub c reaching about 56000 A cm sup - sup 2 in the self-field and more than 32000 A ...

  3. Synthesis by spark plasma sintering of a novel protonic/electronic conductor composite: BaCe0.2Zr0.7Y0.1O3−δ /Sr0.95Ti0.9Nb0.1O3−δ (BCZY27/STN95)

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    Fish, Jason; Ricote, Sandrine; Lenrick, Filip;

    2013-01-01

    A novel two-phase ceramic composite (cercer) material consisting of a solid solution of barium cerate and -zirconate doped with yttrium (BaCe0.2Zr0.7Y0.1O3−δ : BCZY27), together with niobium-doped strontium titanate (Sr0.95Ti0.9Nb0.1O3−δ : STN95), has been synthesized by solid-state reaction...

  4. Draft Genome Sequences of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Strains Sm32COP, Sm41DVV, Sm46PAILV, SmF3, SmF22, SmSOFb1, and SmCVFa1, Isolated from Different Manures in France

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    Bodilis, Josselin; Youenou, Benjamin; Briolay, Jérome; Brothier, Elisabeth; Favre-Bonté, Sabine

    2016-01-01

    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a major opportunistic human pathogen responsible for nosocomial infections. Here, we report the draft genome sequences of Sm32COP, Sm41DVV, Sm46PAILV, SmF3, SmF22, SmSOFb1, and SmCVFa1, isolated from different manures in France, which provide insights into the genetic determinism of intrinsic or acquired antibiotic resistance in this species. PMID:27540065

  5. 新型复合阴极 Sr0.95Ti0.05Co0.95O3-δ-Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9在中低温固体氧化物燃料电池中的性能%Performance of Composite Cathode Sr0.95Ti0.05Co0.95O3-δ-Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 Used in Intermediate Temperature SOFCs

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    余良浩; 王晓晴; 林彬; 田冬; 卢肖永; 顾庆文; 陈永红

    2015-01-01

    A cathode powder of Sr0.95Ti0.05Co0.95O3−δ(STC) and an electrolyte powder of Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (SDC) were synthesized by a citric acid-nitrates self-propagating combustion method. The composite-cathode was obtained by mixing the STC and SDC powders in a mass ratio of 7:3. The chemical compatibility, electrical conductivity and thermal expansion coefficient of the composite cathode were characterized by X-ray diffraction(XRD), direct current four-terminal method and thermal dilatometer, respectively. The XRD results show that a pure cubic STC perovskite phase can be obtained at 900 and℃ no second phase is formed in the composite cathode at the operating temperature. The polarization resistance of the electrode is only 0.05 Ω·cm2 at 650 ℃. The anode-supported solid oxide fuel cells of NiO-SDC│SDC│STC−SDC were fabricated. The electrochemical performances were examined at 450−650 ℃ with humidified hydrogen (about 3% H2O) as a fuel and air as an oxidant. It is demonstrated that the anode-supported half cells can be sintered at 1 350 with a dense electrolyte layer and porous℃ electrodes, and the single cell with an open circuit voltage of 0.82 V and the maximum power density of 721 mW/cm2 at 650 ℃ can be obtained. These results indicate that STC−SDC is a promising composite cathode candidate for IT-SOFC with SDC electrolyte.%采用柠檬酸自蔓延燃烧法合成了 Sr0.95Ti0.05Co0.95O3−δ(STC)阴极粉体和 Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9(SDC)电解质粉体,将 STC 与SDC 粉体按质量比7:3混合得到复合阴极。通过 X 射线衍射(XRD)、直流四端子法和热膨胀仪表征了样品的化学相容性、电导率和热膨胀系数。XRD 表明,STC 在900℃能够得到立方纯钙钛矿结构,复合阴极 STC−SDC 在工作温度区间内具有很好的化学相容性;在650℃空气气氛下 STC−SDC 与 SDC 之间的界面极化阻抗仅为0.05Ω·cm2。制备了阳极支持型(NiO-SDC│SDC│STC−SDC)单电池,在450~650

  6. Thermophysical properties of Sm2(Zr1-xCex)2O7 ceramics

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    ZHANG Hongsong; SUN Kun; XU Qiang; WANG Fuchi; LIU Ling; WEI Yuan; CHEN Xiaoge

    2009-01-01

    Sm2(Zr1-xCex)2O7 (x = 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3) ceramics were prepared by solid reaction method at 1600~C for 10 h using Sm2O3, ZrO2, and CeO2as starting reactants. The phase compositions, microstructures, thermal expansion coefficients, and partial thermal conductivities of these materials were investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results reveal that Sm2(Zr0.gCe0.t~zO7 with pyrochiore structure and Sm2(Zr1-xCex)2O7 (x = 0.2 and 0.3) with fluorite structure were synthesized, and scanning electrical microscopy (SEM) images show that the microstructures of these products are very dense. The linear thermal expansion coefficients increase with increasing temperature in the temperature range from ambient to 1200℃, and the thermal expansion coefficients increase with increasing content of doped CeO2. The thermal conductivities of Sm2(Zr0.8Ce0.2)2O7 and Sm2(Zr0.7Ce0.3)2O7 decrease gradually with an increase in temperature. These results show that the synthesized ceramic materials can be explored as novel prospective candidate materials for use in new thermal barrier coating systems in the future.

  7. Homoleptic rare earth dipyridylamides [Ln2(N(NC5H4)2)6], Ln = Ce, Nd, Sm, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, and Sc: metal oxidation by the amine melt and in 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline with the focus of different metal activation by amalgams, liquid ammonia, and microwaves.

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    Müller-Buschbaum, Klaus; Quitmann, Catharina C

    2006-03-20

    Homoleptic dimeric dipyridylamide complexes of the rare earth elements are obtained by solvent-free oxidation reactions of the metals with melts of 2,2'-dipyridylamine. As the thermal stabilities of the ligand as well as the amide complexes are limiting factors in these high-temperature syntheses, several different metal activation procedures have been investigated: the formation of Ln amalgams and dissolution of the metals in liquid ammonia as well as coupling to microwaves. For comparison with a solvent that shows low solubility of the metals and products, reactions in 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline were also carried out. For all lanthanides and group 3 metals used homoleptic dimers of the formula [Ln(2)(Dpa)(6)], Ln = Ce (1), Nd (2), Sm (3), Ho (4), Er (5), Tm (6), Yb (7), and Sc (8) and Dpa- = (C5H4N)2N-, were obtained, all containing trivalent rare earth ions with a distorted square antiprismatic nitrogen coordination. Due to the large differences in the ionic radii of the metal ions, two different structure types are found that crystallize in the space groups P2(1)/c and P2(1)/n with the border of the two types being between Tm and Yb. The orientations of two 1,3/1,3-double chelating and linking dipyridylamide ligands (Dpa(-) = (C(5)H(4)N)(2)N(-)) result in different overall orientations of the dimers and thus two structure types. All compounds were identified by single-crystal X-ray analysis. Mid-IR, far IR, and Raman spectroscopy, microanalyses, and simultaneous DTA/TG as well as mass spectrometry regarding their thermal behavior were also carried out to characterize the products. Crystal data for the two types follow. Ce (1): P2(1)/n; T = 170(2) K; a = 1063.0(1), b = 1536.0(1), c = 1652.0(2) pm; beta = 101.60(1) degrees ; V = 2642.2(3) x 10(6) pm(3); R(1) for F(o) > 4sigma(F(o)) = 0.046, wR(2) = 0.120. Sc (8): P2(1)/c; T = 170(2) K; a = 1073.0(1), b = 1506.2(2), c = 1619.8(2) pm; beta = 103.16(9) degrees ; V = 2548.9(5) x 10(6) pm(3); R(1) for F(o) > 4sigma

  8. Simulated monazite crystalline wasteform La{sub 0.4}Nd{sub 0.1}Y{sub 0.1}Gd{sub 0.1}Sm{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.1}Ca{sub 0.1}(P{sub 0.9}Mo{sub 0.1}O{sub 4}): Synthesis, phase stability and chemical durability study

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    Pratheep Kumar, Sathasivam, E-mail: pratheepvit@gmail.com; Gopal, Buvaneswari

    2015-03-15

    Highlights: • Hexavalent molybdenum and selected lanthanides were immobilized into monazite structure at low temperature. • The wasteform has been characterized by powder XRD, FTIR, SEM-EDX and XPS analysis. • Immobilization of molybdenum was proved by energy dispersive X-ray analysis. • Chemical durability of the wasteform was studied by dynamic Soxhlet test. • Polymer–ceramic composite approach reduced the leaching of molybdenum from monazite lattice. - Abstract: In this work, incorporation of hexavalent molybdenum and selected trivalent lanthanides using divalent calcium as charge compensator into the monazite structure were studied. Rare earth substituted phosphomolybdates of the formula REE{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}P{sub 0.9}Mo{sub 0.1}O{sub 4} (REE = Ce, Nd, Sm, Gd) and the wasteform La{sub 0.4}Nd{sub 0.1}Y{sub 0.1}Gd{sub 0.1}Sm{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.1}Ca{sub 0.1}P{sub 0.9}Mo{sub 0.1}O{sub 4} were synthesized by simple solution route. The prepared compounds were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, Fourier transformed infrared spectra, thermogravimetric analysis, energy dispersive X-ray analysis and scanning electron microscopic techniques. Chemical durability of the wasteform was studied by dynamic MCC-5 test for a period of one month. Normalized elemental mass loss and leach rate of molybdenum was found to be in the order of 10{sup 3} g/m{sup 2} and 10{sup 3}–10{sup 1} g/m{sup 2}/d respectively. Polymer-monazite composite wasteform was prepared to control the leaching of molybdenum. The composite approach reduced molybdenum leach rate order from 10{sup 1} to 10{sup −4} g/m{sup 2}/d.

  9. Tuning the Thickness of Ba-Containing "Functional" Layer toward High-Performance Ceria-Based Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.

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    Gong, Zheng; Sun, Wenping; Shan, Duo; Wu, Yusen; Liu, Wei

    2016-05-04

    Developing highly efficient ceria-based solid oxide fuel cells with high power density is still a big concern for commercial applications. In this work, a novel structured Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-δ (SDC)-based fuel cell with a bilayered anode consisting of Ni-SDC and Ni-BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ (Ni-BZCY) was designed. In addition to the catalysis function, the Ni-BZCY anode "functional" layer also provides Ba source for generating an electron-blocking layer in situ at the anode/electrolyte interface during sintering. The Ni-BZCY thickness significantly influences the quality of the electron-blocking layer and electrochemical performances of the cell. The cell with a 50 μm thick Ni-BZCY layer exhibits the best performance in terms of open circuit voltage (OCV) and peak power density (1068 mW cm(-2) at 650 °C). The results demonstrate that this cell with an optimal structure has a distinct advantage of delivering high power performance with a high efficiency at reduced temperatures.

  10. Rare earth metal doped CeO2-based catalytic materials for diesel soot oxidation at lower temperatures

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    A Rangaswamy; Putla Sudarsanam; Benjaram M Reddy

    2015-01-01

    In this work, the influence of trivalent rare-earth dopants (Sm and La) on the structure-activity properties of CeO2 was thor-oughly studied for diesel soot oxidation. For this, an optimized 40%of Sm and La was incorporated into the CeO2 using a facile co-precipitation method from ultra-high dilute aqueous solutions. A systematic physicochemical characterization was carried out using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Brumauer-Emmett-teller method (BET) surface area, X-ray pho-toelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Raman, and H2-temperature programmed reduction (TPR) techniques. The soot oxidation efficiency of the catalysts was investigated using a thermogravimetric method. The XRD results suggested the formation of nanocrystalline sin-gle phase CeO2-Sm2O3 and CeO2-La2O3 solid solutions. The Sm-and La-doped CeO2 materials exhibited smaller crystallite size and higher BET surface area compared with the pure CeO2. Owing to the difference in the oxidation states of the dopants (Sm3+and La3+) and the Ce4+, a number of oxygen vacancies were generated in CeO2-Sm2O3 and CeO2-La2O3 samples. The H2-TPR studies evidenced the improved reducible nature of the CeO2-Sm2O3 and CeO2-La2O3 samples compared with the CeO2. It was found that the addition of Sm and La to the CeO2 outstandingly enhanced its catalytic efficiency for the oxidation of diesel soot. The observed 50%soot con-version temperatures for the CeO2-Sm2O3, CeO2-La2O3 and CeO2 were~790, 843 and 864 K (loose contact), respectively, and similar activity order was also found under the tight contact condition. The high soot oxidation efficacy of the CeO2-Sm2O3 sample was at-tributed to numerous catalytically favourable properties, like smaller crystallite size, larger surface area, abundant oxygen vacancies, and superior reducible nature.

  11. A green-yellow emitting oxyfluoride solid solution phosphor Sr[subscript 2]Ba(AlO[subscript 4]F)[subscript 1;#8722;x](SiO[subscript 5])x:Ce[superscript 3+] for thermally stable, high color rendition solid state white lighting

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    Denault, Kristin A.; George, Nathan C.; Paden, Sara R.; Brinkley, Stuart; Mikhailovsky, Alexander A.; Neuefeind, Jörg; DenBaars, Steven P.; Seshadri, Ram (UCSB); (ORNL)

    2012-10-23

    A near-UV excited, oxyfluoride phosphor solid solution Sr{sub 1.975}Ce{sub 0.025}Ba(AlO{sub 4}F){sub 1-x}(SiO{sub 5}){sub x} has been developed for solid state white lighting applications. An examination of the host lattice, and the local structure around the Ce{sup 3+} activator ions through a combination of density functional theory, synchrotron X-ray and neutron powder diffraction and total scattering, and electron paramagnetic resonance, points to how chemical substitutions play a crucial role in tuning the optical properties of the phosphor. The maximum emission wavelength can be tuned from green ({lambda}{sub em} = 523 nm) to yellow ({lambda}{sub em} = 552 nm) by tuning the composition, x. Photoluminescent quantum yield is determined to be 70 {+-} 5% for some of the examples in the series. Excellent thermal properties were found for the x = 0.5 sample, with the photoluminescence intensity at 160 C only decreased to 82% of its room temperature value. Phosphor-converted LED devices fabricated using an InGaN LED ({lambda}{sub max} = 400 nm) exhibit high color rendering white light with R{sub a} = 70 and a correlated color temperature near 7000 K. The value of R{sub a} could be raised to 90 by the addition of a red component, and the correlated color temperature lowered to near 4000 K.

  12. Luminescence properties of the Sm-doped borate glasses

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    Kindrat, I.I. [University of Zielona Góra, Institute of Physics, Division of Spectroscopy of Functional Materials, 4a Szafrana Street, 65-516 Zielona Góra (Poland); Padlyak, B.V., E-mail: B.Padlyak@if.uz.zgora.pl [University of Zielona Góra, Institute of Physics, Division of Spectroscopy of Functional Materials, 4a Szafrana Street, 65-516 Zielona Góra (Poland); Vlokh Institute of Physical Optics, 23 Dragomanov Street, 79-005 Lviv (Ukraine); Drzewiecki, A. [University of Zielona Góra, Institute of Physics, Division of Spectroscopy of Functional Materials, 4a Szafrana Street, 65-516 Zielona Góra (Poland)

    2015-10-15

    The optical absorption and photoluminescence (emission and excitation) spectra as well as decay kinetics of a series of the Sm-doped glasses with Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}, LiKB{sub 4}O{sub 7}, CaB{sub 4}O{sub 7}, and LiCaBO{sub 3} compositions were investigated and analysed. The Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Sm, LiKB{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Sm, CaB{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Sm, and LiCaBO{sub 3}:Sm glasses of high optical quality have been obtained from the corresponding polycrystalline compounds in the air atmosphere, using a standard glass technology. On the basis of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and optical spectra analysis it was shown that the samarium impurity is incorporated into the glass network as Sm{sup 3+} (4f{sup 5}, {sup 6}H{sub 5/2}) ions, exclusively. All observed 4f – 4f transitions of the Sm{sup 3+} centres in the optical absorption and luminescence spectra of the investigated glasses are identified. Most intense emission band of the Sm{sup 3+} ions peaked about 598 nm ({sup 4}G{sub 5/2} → {sup 6}H{sub 7/2} transition) is characterised by a single exponential decay with typical lifetime values, which depend on the basic glass composition as well as concentration and local structure of the Sm{sup 3+} luminescence centres. The quantum efficiency has been evaluated for observed transitions of the Sm{sup 3+} centres using obtained experimental lifetimes and radiative lifetimes calculated by Judd–Ofelt theory. The calculated high quantum efficiencies and measured quantum yields of luminescence show that the investigated borate glasses are perspective luminescence materials. Energy transfer from the Ce{sup 3+} non-controlled impurity and intrinsic luminescence centres to the Sm{sup 3+} centres has been observed. Peculiarities of the Sm{sup 3+} local structure in the network of investigated glasses have been discussed based on the obtained spectroscopic results and structural data. - Highlights: • The Sm-doped Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}, LiKB{sub 4}O{sub 7}, Ca

  13. Sm Transition Probabilities and Abundances

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    Lawler, J E; Sneden, C; Cowan, J J

    2005-01-01

    Radiative lifetimes, accurate to +/- 5%, have been measured for 212 odd-parity levels of Sm II using laser-induced fluorescence. The lifetimes are combined with branching fractions measured using Fourier-transform spectrometry to determine transition probabilities for more than 900 lines of Sm II. This work is the largest-scale laboratory study to date of Sm II transition probabilities using modern methods. This improved data set has been used to determine a new solar photospheric Sm abundance, log epsilon = 1.00 +/- 0.03, from 26 lines. The spectra of three very metal-poor, neutron-capture-rich stars also have been analyzed, employing between 55 and 72 Sm II lines per star. The abundance ratios of Sm relative to other rare earth elements in these stars are in agreement, and are consistent with ratios expected from rapid neutron-capture nucleosynthesis (the r-process).

  14. Electrochemical performance and carbon deposition resistance of M-BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1Yb0.1O3-δ (M = Pd, Cu, Ni or NiCu) anodes for solid oxide fuel cells

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    Li, Meng; Hua, Bin; Pu, Jian; Chi, Bo; Jian, Li

    2015-01-01

    Pd-, Cu-, Ni- and NiCu-BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1Yb0.1O3-δ anodes, designated as M-BZCYYb, were prepared by impregnating M-containing solution into BZCYYb scaffold, and investigated in the aspects of electrocatalytic activity for the reactions of H2 and CH4 oxidation and the resistance to carbon deposition. Impregnation of Pd, Ni or NiCu significantly reduced both the ohmic (RΩ) and polarization (RP) losses of BZCYYb anode exposed to H2 or CH4, while Cu impregnation decreased only RΩ in H2 and the both in CH4. Pd-, Ni- and NiCu-BZCYYb anodes were resistant to carbon deposition in wet (3 mol. % H2O) CH4 at 750°C. Deposited carbon fibers were observed in Pd- and Ni-BZCYYb anodes exposed to dry CH4 at 750°C for 12 h, and not observed in NiCu-BZCYYb exposed to dry CH4 at 750°C for 24 h. The performance of a full cell with NiCu-BZCYYb anode, YSZ electrolyte and La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ-Gd doped CeO2 (LSCF-GDC) cathode was stable at 750°C in wet CH4 for 130 h, indicating that NiCu-BZCYYb is a promising anode for direct CH4 solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).

  15. SM18 Visits and Access

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      VISITS The rules and conditions to be followed for visits in the SM18 Hall are laid out in the EDMS 1205328 document. No visit is allowed without prior reservation.   ACCESS Special access right is needed ONLY from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and during week-ends. From 1 December, the current SM18 access database will be closed and a new one “SM18-OWH outside normal hours” started from scratch. Requests, via EDH SM18-OWH, will have to be duly justified.   For further information, please contact Evelyne Delucinge.

  16. Phonon modes in Gd1-xCexBa2Cu3O7-δ

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    SH Mozaffari

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available  XRD and Raman analyses were performed to probe the phase formation and the variation of the normal phonon frequencies of the high temperature superconductor GdBa2Cu3O7-δ upon Ce doping. It was found that in addition to the orthorhombic 123 phase, some nonsuperconducting peaks, which are mainly due to the BaCeO3 secondary phase, are also formed that suppress the superconducting transition temperature. Besides, analysis of the Raman peaks shows that substitutions of Ce for Gd in GdBa2Cu3O7-δ are restricted to low concentrations in favor of impurity island formation .

  17. Application of a novel (Pr0.9La0.1)2(Ni0.74Cu0.21Nb0.05)O4+δ-infiltrated BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ cathode for high performance protonic ceramic fuel cells

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    Li, Geng; Jin, Hongyun; Cui, Yuexiao; Gui, Liangqi; He, Beibei; Zhao, Ling

    2017-02-01

    A Ruddlesden-Popper oxide (Pr0.9La0.1)2(Ni0.74Cu0.21Nb0.05)O4+δ (PLNCN)-infiltrated BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ (BZCY) is developed as an electrode for protonic ceramic fuel cells (PCFCs). PLNCN nanoparticles are evenly dispersed on the surface of BZCY skeleton by using the infiltration technology. The electrochemical behavior of the PLNCN-infiltrated BZCY electrodes are evaluated in terms of infiltration loading and temperature. The impedance results of symmetric cells suggest that the optimized loading of PLNCN is approximately 46.1 wt%. Power density of the single cell as high as 0.77 W cm-2 is achieved at 700 °C by using the 43.6 wt% PLNCN-infiltrated BZCY cathode, and the cell could be operated without degradation at 600 °C for 200 h; this finding indicates a promising alternative cathode for PCFCs.

  18. Separation of Red(Y_2O_3:Eu~(3+)),Blue(Sr,Ca,Ba)_(10)(PO_4)_6Cl_2:Eu~(2+)and Green(LaPO_4:Tb~(3+),Ce~(3+))Rare Earth Phosphors by Liquid/Liquid Extraction

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    MEI Guangjun; RAO Peng; MITSUAKI Matsuda; TOYOHISA Fujita

    2009-01-01

    A novel process for separation of red(Y_2O_3:Eu~(3+)),blue(Sr,Ca,Ba)_(10)(PO_4)_6Cl_2:Eu~(2+) and green(LaPO_4:Tb~(3+),Ce~(3+) )fine tricolor phosphor powders was established.First,the green phosphor was extracted and separated from three phosphor mixtures in heptane/DMF(N,N-Dimethylformamide)system using stearylamine or laurylamine(DDA)as the cationic surfactant.Then,after being treated with 99.5%ethanol,the blue and red phosphors could be separated in Heptane/DMF system in presence of 1-octanesulfonic acid sodium salt as the anionic surfactant.Satisfactory separation results have been achieved through two steps extractions with their artificial mixtures.The grades and recovery of separated products reached respectively as follows:red product was 95.3%and 90.9%,blue product was 90.0%and 95.2%,and green product was 92.2%and 91.8%.

  19. OpenSM Monitoring System

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    2015-04-17

    The OpenSM Monitoring System includes a collection of diagnostic and monitoring tools for use on Infiniband networks. The information this system gathers is obtained from a service, which in turn is obtained directly from the OpenSM subnet manager.

  20. 24/7 SM slavery.

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    Dancer, Peter L; Kleinplatz, Peggy J; Moser, Charles

    2006-01-01

    This study describes the nature of 24/7 SM slavery as practiced within the SM (sadomasochistic) community. These SM participants, who attempt to live full-time in owner-slave roles, represent a small proportion of those with SM interests. SM slaves have not been studied systematically to determine if and how they differ from other SM practitioners. An online questionnaire was used to obtain responses from individuals who self-identified as slaves. A total of 146 respondents participated, 53% female and 47% male, ranging in age from 18 to 72. We explored the depth of their relationships, how well they approximated "slavery," and how their relationships were structured to maintain distinct roles. Data showed that in long-term SM slave relationships, a power differential exists which extends beyond time-limited SM or sexual interactions. Owners and slaves often use common, daily life experiences or situations, such as the completion of household chores, money management, and morning or evening routines, to distinguish and maintain their respective roles. In addition, contrary to the perception of total submission, results revealed that slaves exercise free will when it is in their best interests to do so. These relationships were long-lasting and satisfying to the respondents.

  1. COMPARISION OF THE COLOR PROPERTIES OF COMPOUNDS Ln2Ce2O7 AND Ln2CeZrO7

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    B. Hablovicova; P. Sulcova

    2015-01-01

    Pyrochlore type pigments Ln2Ce2O7 and Ln2CeZrO7 (Ln = Nd, Sm, Gd, Dy, Er, Yb and Y) prepared by solid-state reaction were investigated. Effect of rare earths and zirconium ions and calcination temperature (1400, 1500 and 1600oC for Ln2Ce2O7 and 1400, 1450 and 1500 C for Ln2CeZrO7) on their color properties in organic matrix and ceramic glazes, particle size distribution and phase composition were evaluated. The most interesting shades achieve compounds with the highest calcination temperature...

  2. Comment on "138La-138Ce-136Ce nuclear cosmochronometer of the supernova neutrino process"

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    Von Neumann-Cosel, P; Byelikov, A

    2009-01-01

    The nuclear chosmochronometer suggested by Hayakawa et al. [Phys. Rev.C 77, 065802 (2008)] based on the 138La-138Ce-136Ce abundance ratio in presolar grains would be affected by the existence of a hitherto unknown low-energy 1+ state in 138La. Results of a recent high-resolution study of the 138Ba(3He,t) reaction under kinematics selectively populating 1+ states in 138La through Gamow-Teller transitions provides strong evidence against the existence of such a hypothetical state.

  3. Structure-function analysis and genetic interactions of the SmG, SmE, and SmF subunits of the yeast Sm protein ring.

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    Schwer, Beate; Kruchten, Joshua; Shuman, Stewart

    2016-09-01

    A seven-subunit Sm protein ring forms a core scaffold of the U1, U2, U4, and U5 snRNPs that direct pre-mRNA splicing. Using human snRNP structures to guide mutagenesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we gained new insights into structure-function relationships of the SmG, SmE, and SmF subunits. An alanine scan of 19 conserved amino acids of these three proteins, comprising the Sm RNA binding sites or inter-subunit interfaces, revealed that, with the exception of Arg74 in SmF, none are essential for yeast growth. Yet, for SmG, SmE, and SmF, as for many components of the yeast spliceosome, the effects of perturbing protein-RNA and protein-protein interactions are masked by built-in functional redundancies of the splicing machine. For example, tests for genetic interactions with non-Sm splicing factors showed that many benign mutations of SmG, SmE, and SmF (and of SmB and SmD3) were synthetically lethal with null alleles of U2 snRNP subunits Lea1 and Msl1. Tests of pairwise combinations of SmG, SmE, SmF, SmB, and SmD3 alleles highlighted the inherent redundancies within the Sm ring, whereby simultaneous mutations of the RNA binding sites of any two of the Sm subunits are lethal. Our results suggest that six intact RNA binding sites in the Sm ring suffice for function but five sites may not.

  4. Structure–function analysis and genetic interactions of the SmG, SmE, and SmF subunits of the yeast Sm protein ring

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    Schwer, Beate; Kruchten, Joshua; Shuman, Stewart

    2016-01-01

    A seven-subunit Sm protein ring forms a core scaffold of the U1, U2, U4, and U5 snRNPs that direct pre-mRNA splicing. Using human snRNP structures to guide mutagenesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we gained new insights into structure–function relationships of the SmG, SmE, and SmF subunits. An alanine scan of 19 conserved amino acids of these three proteins, comprising the Sm RNA binding sites or inter-subunit interfaces, revealed that, with the exception of Arg74 in SmF, none are essential for yeast growth. Yet, for SmG, SmE, and SmF, as for many components of the yeast spliceosome, the effects of perturbing protein–RNA and protein–protein interactions are masked by built-in functional redundancies of the splicing machine. For example, tests for genetic interactions with non-Sm splicing factors showed that many benign mutations of SmG, SmE, and SmF (and of SmB and SmD3) were synthetically lethal with null alleles of U2 snRNP subunits Lea1 and Msl1. Tests of pairwise combinations of SmG, SmE, SmF, SmB, and SmD3 alleles highlighted the inherent redundancies within the Sm ring, whereby simultaneous mutations of the RNA binding sites of any two of the Sm subunits are lethal. Our results suggest that six intact RNA binding sites in the Sm ring suffice for function but five sites may not. PMID:27417296

  5. Effect of Sintering Temperature on Microstructure, Chemical Stability and Electrical Properties of Transition Metal or Yb-Doped BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1M0.1O3-δ (M = Fe, Ni, Co and Yb

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Perovskite-type BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1M0.1O3-δ (M = Fe, Ni, Co and Yb (BZCY-M oxides were synthesized using the conventional solid-state reaction method at 1350-1550 oC in air in order to investigate the effect of dopants on sintering, crystal structure, chemical stability under CO2 and H2S, and electrical transport properties. The formation of the single-phase perovskite-type structure with an orthorhombic space group Imam was confirmed by Rietveld refinement using powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD for the Fe, Co, Ni and Yb-doped samples. The BZCY-Co and BZCY-Ni oxides show a total electrical conductivity of 0.01 and 8 × 10-3 Scm-1 at 600 oC in wet H2 with an activation energy of 0.36 and 0.41 eV, respectively. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX revealed Ba and Co rich secondary phase at the grain-boundaries, which may explain the enhancement in the total conductivity of the BZCY-Co. However, ex-solution of Ni at higher sintering temperatures, especially at 1550 oC, decreases the total conductivity of the BZCY-Ni material. The Co and Ni dopants act as a sintering aid and form dense pellets at a lower sintering temperature of 1250 oC. The Fe, Co and Ni-doped BZCY-M samples synthesized at 1350 oC show stability in 30 ppm H2S/H2 at 800 oC, and increasing the firing temperature to 1550 oC, enhanced the chemical stability in CO2 / N2 (1: 2 at 25-900 oC. The BZCY-Co and Ni compounds with high conductivity in wet H2 could be considered as possible anodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs.

  6. Study of Structural and Dielectrical Properties of Sm3 + - doped BSTN Ceramics%Sm2O3掺杂BSTN陶瓷的制备与介电性能

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    李波; 沈雷军; 王忠志; 高乐乐; 周永勃

    2012-01-01

    采用溶胶凝胶法制备了Sm3+掺杂( Ba,Sr) TiO3/( Ba,Sr) Nb2O6复相陶瓷,XRD衍射表明,样品由钙钛矿相和钨青铜相组成,无其他杂相生成.随着Sm3+掺杂量的增加,样品衍射峰向小角度方向移动,表明掺杂的Sm3+取代了体系中Nb5+及Ti4.检测了样品的介电-温度性能,结果表明,随着Sm3+掺杂量的增加,样品的介电常数及介电损耗都有所降低,当Sm3+掺杂量达到0.004时,样品介电损耗最低,再增加Sm3+的掺杂量,样品的介电损耗又出现增加的趋势.可以得出,适量Sm3+的掺杂可以有效降低样品的介电损耗.%Series of Sm3+ -doped (Ba,Sr) TiO3/(Ba, Sr) Nb2O6 composite ceramics were synthesized by sol - gel method. XRD patterns showed that the samples consisted of perovskite phase and tungsten bronze phase. With the increasing of doping amount of Sm, the sample diffraction peaks move to small - angle direction, which indicates that Sm 3+ has replaced the Nb5+ or Ti4+ lattice position in system. Dielectric performance test shows that dielectric constant and dielectric loss reduce with increasing of doping amount of Sm3+ . When doping concentration of Sm3+ reaches 0.004, the dielectric loss is minimal. It can be confirmed that appropriate concentration of Sm3+ can significantly reduce the dielectric loss of the sample.

  7. CeO2 as insulation layer in HTc superconducting multilayer and cross over structures

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    Wijck, van M.A.A.M.; Verhoeven, M.A.J.; Reuvekamp, E.M.C.M.; Gerritsma, G.J.; Blank, D.H.A.; Rogalla, H.

    1996-01-01

    We present a study of the electrical properties of insulating CeO2 layers in combination with superconducting (Y/Dy) Ba2Cu3O7-delta (RBCO) films over ramps and in crossover structures. CeO2 is frequently used as a buffer layer, or template layer for biepitaxial grain boundary junctions, but can als

  8. X-RAY AND GAMMA-RAY LUMINESCENCE OF CE-3+ DOPED BAF2 CRYSTALS

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    DORENBOS, P; VISSER, R; VANEIJK, CWE; HOLLANDER, RW; DENHARTOG, HW

    1991-01-01

    The scintillation properties of BaF2 doped with 0.002 to 10 mol% Ce3+ have been studied by means of X-ray and gamma ray excitation. The luminescence intensity increases with the Ce concentration until a maximum is reached for 0.2 mol% doped crystals. The light yield is then about 60% more intense th

  9. Application of Sm0/Auxiliary and Sm0/MCln System in Organic Synthesis

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    ZHANG Yong-Min; LIU Yun-Kuia

    2001-01-01

    @@Though samarium metal itself has strong reducingpower, in most cases, certain additives are still needed when it is used as a reductant because the surface of samarium metal is inactive.Thus Sm0/auxiliary systems are proposed.The explored systems include: Sm0/I2,Sm0/TMSCl, Sm0/THF-NH4Cl (aq.), Sm0/Cp2TiCl2,Sm(Hg), Sm0/cat.KI etc.

  10. SM*A*S*H

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    Ringwald, Andreas

    2016-01-01

    We present a minimal model for particle physics and cosmology. The Standard Model (SM) particle content is extended by three right-handed SM-singlet neutrinos N_i and a vector-like quark Q, all of them being charged under a global lepton number and Peccei-Quinn (PQ) U(1) symmetry which is spontaneously broken by the vacuum expectation value v_sigma around 10^{11} GeV of a SM-singlet complex scalar field sigma. Five fundamental problems -- neutrino oscillations, baryogenesis, dark matter, inflation, strong CP problem -- are solved at one stroke in this model, dubbed "SM*A*S*H" (Standard Model*Axion*Seesaw*Higgs portal inflation). It can be probed decisively by upcoming cosmic microwave background and axion dark matter experiments.

  11. Stability, characterization and functionality of proton conducting NiO–BaCe{sub 0.85−x}Nb{sub x}Y{sub 0.15}O{sub 3−δ} cermet anodes for IT-SOFC application

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    Žunić, Milan, E-mail: milan@iq.unesp.br [Instituto de Quimica, UNESP-LIEC, CMDMC, Rua Prof. Francisco Degni, 55, CEP 14800-900, Araraquara, SP (Brazil); Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Kneza Viseslava 1, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia); Branković, Goran [Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Kneza Viseslava 1, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia); Basoli, Francesco [Department of Chemical Science and Technologies, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome (Italy); Cilense, Mario; Longo, Elson; Varela, José Arana [Instituto de Quimica, UNESP-LIEC, CMDMC, Rua Prof. Francisco Degni, 55, CEP 14800-900, Araraquara, SP (Brazil)

    2014-10-01

    Highlights: • The influence niobium concentration on properties of anode substrates was investigated. • The cermet anode powders were obtained without any undesirable phases. • Porous anode substrates showed chemical stability in the CO{sub 2} atmosphere. • Conductivity values of reduced anode samples were σ{sup *} > 50 S cm{sup −1}. • Fuel cell tests demonstrated functionality of anode substrates. - Abstract: There are many of properties of anodes based on proton conductors, like microstructure, conductivity and chemical stability, which should be optimized. In this work we were dealing with the influence of niobium on the chemical stability, microstructural and electrical characteristics of proton conducting NiO–BaCe{sub 0.85−x}Nb{sub x}Y{sub 0.15}O{sub 3−δ} (NiO–BCNYx) anodes. Four anode substrates NiO–BCNYx of different Nb concentration were prepared using the method of evaporation and decomposition of solutions and suspensions (EDSS). Sintered anode substrates were reduced and their microstructural and electrical properties were examined before and after reduction as a function of the amount of niobium. Chemical stability tests showed strong influence of Nb amount on the chemical stability of anodes in the CO{sub 2}. Microstructural properties of the anode pellets before and after testing in CO{sub 2} were investigated using X-ray diffraction analysis. Electrical properties of anode samples were examined by impedance spectroscopy measurements and the conductivity values of reduced anodes were more than 50 S cm{sup −1} at 600 °C confirming percolation through Ni particles. Fuel cells were fabricated with aim to examine the functionality of anodes. During the fuel cell test the cell with Ni–BCNY10 anode achieved the highest performance, demonstrating a peak power density of 164 mW cm{sup −2} at 650 °C, which confirmed the functionality of Ni–BCNY anodes.

  12. A Novel Route to Synthesize Nano-crystalline Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ Perovskite Oxide at High Temperature

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    Wei ZHOU; Zong Ping SHAO; Wan Qin JIN

    2006-01-01

    It is normally difficult to prepare nano-sized Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ(BSCF) oxide at high temperature due to its high surface activity. The complexing process, which has successfully applied in the synthesis of nano Sm0.15Ce0.85O1.925 with crystallite size down to 5 nm1, just resulted in a coarse BSCF with crystallite size of 41.9 nm at 900℃. We applied a novel process by simply modifying the solid precursor from the complexing process with concentrated nitric acid treatment.The obtained BSCF powder had a crystallite size of ~25 nm even calcined at 1000C. The small crystallite size is extremely promising to enhance the electrochemical performance of cathode for solid oxide fuel cell dramatically.

  13. Optical properties of Ce3+ doped fluorophosphates scintillation glasses

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    Yao, Yongxin; Liu, Liwan; Zhang, Yu; Chen, Danping; Fang, Yongzheng; Zhao, Guoying

    2016-01-01

    Fluorophosphates (P2O5-BaO-BaF2-Al2O3-Gd2O3-Ce2O3) glasses with different Gd2O3 and BaF2 concentrations have been prepared by a melt quenching method. The effect of Gd2O3 and BaF2 on the glass performance including the density, absorption as well as luminescence properties under both ultraviolet (UV) and X-ray excitation was studied systematically. Energy transfer from Gd3+ to Ce3+ plays an important role in the scintillation mechanism of these glasses and the optimum concentration of Gd2O3 is found to be approximately 3 mol%. The highest integrated light emission intensity of these glass samples excited by X-ray is 25% of BGO and the decay time constants are in the range of 25-35 ns, much shorter than the 300 ns decay time of BGO. Meanwhile, replacing lighter compound BaO with the BaF2 can increase the density of the glasses and also improve the light yield.

  14. Solid-state synthesis and properties of SmCoO3

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    Liu Runru; Xu Dapeng; Li Shuang; Lu Zhe; Xue Yanfeng; Wang Deyong; Su Wenhui

    2006-01-01

    In this paper,perovskite oxide SmCoO3 was prepared by the solid-state reaction method using Co2O3 and Sm2O3 as raw materials.The structure and properties of the samples were investigated by XRD,Raman spectral techniques,and DC measurements and so on.The results of XRD and Raman spectra showed that the mixtures of Co2O3 and Sm2O3 can react to produce a single phase perovskite oxide SmCoO3 around 1353 K.The single-phase SmCoO3 changes from an insulator to a semi-conductor and transition occurs around 470 K.The thermal expansion coefficient (2.17×10-5 K-1) of the single-phase SmCoO3 is approximately equal to that of doped LaGaO3,but much bigger than that of SDC(Ce0.85Sm0.15O2) above 873 K.

  15. Solvothermal fabrication and luminescent properties of Eu2+/Ce3+ doped barium lithium fluoride

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    ZHU Guoxian; YANG Qu; SHI Xiaobo; ZHENG Wenzhi; LIU Yingliang

    2012-01-01

    Phosphors of BaLiF3 doped with Eu or/and Ce were solvothermally prepared at 200 ℃ for 5 d and characterized by means of X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and environment scanning electron microscopy (ESEM).The excitation and emission spectra of the rare earth ions doped BaLiF3 were measured by fluorescence spectroscopy and the effects of Ce3+ions on the luminescence of Eu2+ions were investigated,In the co-doped Eu2+ and Ce3+ system,the emission intensity ofEu2+ ion gradually increased with the Ce3+ concentration increasing,and the enhancement ofEu2+ fluorescence was due to efficient energy transfer from Ce3+ to Eu2+ in the host.

  16. Effect of BaO on Catalytic Activity of Pt-Rh TWC

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    2006-01-01

    The effects of BaO doping on the three-way catalytic activity of Pt-Rh catalyst and on water-gas shift were investigated. The results show that the light-off temperatures of hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides of the fresh catalysts slightly differ from those of the aged catalysts, and the catalysts containing CeO2-ZrO2-BaO have lower lightoff temperature and better catalytic activity than these containing BaO and CeO2-ZrO2 after hydrothermal aging for 5 h at 1000 C. The catalysts were characterized by means of the temperature-programmed reduction (TPR) in hydrogen and the temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) in oxygen. It is confirmed that the suggested route of CeO2-ZrO2-BaO by coprecipitation can improve the catalytic activity of catalysts.

  17. Smøremekanismer ved mekanisk formgivning

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    Bech, Jakob Ilsted; Bay, Niels; Eriksen, Morten

    1997-01-01

    I dette arbejde undersøges den Mikro Plasto Hydrodynamiske smøremekanisme som optræder ved plastisk formgivning, når hydrostatisk indfanget smøremiddel i overfladelommer trænger ud i den omgivende kontakt, og skaber lokale smørefilm mellem emne og værktøj.Smøremekanismen observeres og videofilmes...

  18. Standard Missile-6 (SM-6)

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    2016-12-01

    Procurement MILCON Acq O&M O&S Cost Unit Cost PAUC APUC Nunn-McCurdy Breaches Current UCR Baseline PAUC None APUC None Original UCR Baseline...Acquisition Cost Appropriation BY 2004 $M BY 2004 $M TY $M SAR Baseline Production Estimate Current APB Production Objective/Threshold Current Estimate SAR... current APB: 50% The Independent Cost Estimate (ICE) to support SM-6 Full Rate Production Decision, like all life-cycle cost estimates previously

  19. Absolute photoneutron cross sections of Sm isotopes

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    Gheorghe, I.; Glodariu, T. [National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering Horia Hulubei, str. Atomistilor nr. 407 (Romania); Utsunomiya, H. [Department of Physics, Konan University, Okamoto 8-9-1, Higashinada, Kobe 658-8501 (Japan); Filipescu, D. [Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics, str. Atomistilor nr. 407, Bucharest-Magurele, P.O.BOX MG6 and National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering Horia Hulubei, str. Atomistilor nr. 407 (Romania); Nyhus, H.-T.; Renstrom, T. [Department of Physics, University of Oslo, N-0316 Oslo (Norway); Tesileanu, O. [Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics, str. Atomistilor nr. 407, Bucharest-Magurele, P.O.BOX MG6 (Romania); Shima, T.; Takahisa, K. [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Miyamoto, S. [Laboratory of Advanced Science and Technology for Industry, University of Hyogo, 3-1-2 Kouto, Kamigori, Hyogo 678-1205 (Japan)

    2015-02-24

    Photoneutron cross sections for seven samarium isotopes, {sup 144}Sm, {sup 147}Sm, {sup 148}Sm, {sup 149}Sm, {sup 150}Sm, {sup 152}Sm and {sup 154}Sm, have been investigated near neutron emission threshold using quasimonochromatic laser-Compton scattering γ-rays produced at the synchrotron radiation facility NewSUBARU. The results are important for nuclear astrophysics calculations and also for probing γ-ray strength functions in the vicinity of neutron threshold. Here we describe the neutron detection system and we discuss the related data analysis and the necessary method improvements for adapting the current experimental method to the working parameters of the future Gamma Beam System of Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics facility.

  20. Preparation, crystal structure and properties of HoBaCo{sub 2−x}Fe{sub x}O{sub 5+δ}

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    Gavrilova, L. Ya.; Volkova, N.E.; Aksenova, T.V. [Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Cherepanov, V.A., E-mail: Vladimir.cherepanov@usu.ru [Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg (Russian Federation)

    2013-06-01

    Highlights: ► Synthesis of HoBaCo{sub 2−x}Fe{sub x}O{sub 5+δ} by glycerin nitrate technique in air and in pure oxygen. ► Substitution of Co by Fe influences both the value of oxygen content and crystal structure. ► The changes of oxygen content were measured by TGA. - Abstract: A series of samples of overall composition HoBaCo{sub 2−x}Fe{sub x}O{sub 5+δ} with 0.0 ≤ x ≤ 0.8 were prepared by glycerin nitrate technique in air and in pure oxygen. Irrespective of atmosphere used the homogeneity range of single phase iron substituted holmium barium cobaltate was proved to exist within the range 0.0 ≤ x ≤ 0.4. All samples prepared in air and samples within the compositional range 0.2 ≤ x ≤ 0.4 obtained in oxygen possess tetragonal a{sub p} × a{sub p} × 2a{sub p} (sp. gr. P4/mmm) structure. HoBaCo{sub 2}O{sub 5+δ} and HoBaCo{sub 1.9}Fe{sub 0.1}O{sub 5+δ} synthesized in oxygen crystallized in orthorhombic a{sub p} × 2a{sub p} × 2a{sub p} (sp. gr. Pmmm) structure. The structural parameters were refined by the Rietveld analysis. It was shown that parameter a remains practically constant while parameter c gradually increases with the increase of iron content. The changes of oxygen content in HoBaCo{sub 2−x}Fe{sub x}O{sub 5+δ} (x = 0, 0.2, 0.4) were measured by TGA within the temperature range 25–1100 °C in air. The absolute value of oxygen content was determined by the reduction of the samples in hydrogen flow. The influence of oxygen and iron content on the crystal structure has been discussed. The chemical stability of HoBaCo{sub 2−x}Fe{sub x}O{sub 5+δ} in contact with the solid electrolyte materials Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 2} and Zr{sub 0.85}Y{sub 0.15}O{sub 2} was examined.

  1. Method for producing La/Ce/MM/Y base alloys, resulting alloys and battery electrodes

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    Gschneidner, Jr., Karl A.; Schmidt, Frederick A.

    2016-12-20

    A carbothermic reduction method is provided for reducing a La-, Ce-, MM-, and/or Y-containing oxide in the presence of carbon and a source of a reactant element comprising Si, Ge, Sn, Pb, As, Sb, Bi, and/or P to form an intermediate alloy material including a majority of La, Ce, MM, and/or Y and a minor amount of the reactant element. The intermediate material is useful as a master alloy for in making negative electrode materials for a metal hydride battery, as hydrogen storage alloys, as master alloy additive for addition to a melt of commercial Mg and Al alloys, steels, cast irons, and superalloys; or in reducing Sm.sub.2O.sub.3 to Sm metal for use in Sm--Co permanent magnets.

  2. Formation of stacking faults and their correlation with flux-pinning and critical current density for Sm-doped YBa2Cu3O7- films

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    Wee, Sung Hun [ORNL; Specht, Eliot D [ORNL; Cantoni, Claudia [ORNL; Zuev, Yuri L [ORNL; Maroni, V. A. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Wong-Ng, W. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Liu, G. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Haugan, T. J. [Air Force Research Laboratory; Goyal, Amit [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    A correlation between flux-pinning characteristics and stacking faults (SFs) formed by Sm substitution on Y and Ba sites was found in Sm-doped YBa2Cu3O7- (YBCO) films. It was confirmed that 223 type SFs, Y2Ba2Cu3Ox, composed of extra Y and O planes aligned parallel to the ab-planes formed via Sm substitution on the Y site and increased in number with increasing Sm doping on the Ba site. The number density of 223 SFs is correlated strongly with the enhancement in ab-plane correlated flux-pinning, resulting in a sharpening of the H ab peak in the plot of critical current density versus magnetic field orientation.

  3. Microwave synthesis of pure and doped cerium (IV) oxide (CeO2) nanoparticles for methylene blue degradation.

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    El Rouby, W M A; Farghali, A A; Hamdedein, A

    2016-11-01

    Cerium (IV) oxide (CeO2), samarium (Sm) and gadolinium (Gd) doped CeO2 nanoparticles were prepared using microwave technique. The effect of microwave irradiation time, microwave power and pH of the starting solution on the structure and crystallite size were investigated. The prepared nanoparticles were characterized using X-ray diffraction, FT-Raman spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscope. The photocatalytic activity of the as-prepared CeO2, Sm and Gd doped CeO2 toward degradation of methylene blue (MB) dye was investigated under UV light irradiation. The effect of pH, the amount of catalyst and the dye concentration on the degradation extent were studied. The photocatalytic activity of CeO2 was kinetically enhanced by trivalent cation (Gd and Sm) doping. The results revealed that Gd doped CeO2 nanoparticles exhibit the best catalytic degradation activity on MB under UV irradiation. For clarifying the environmental safety of the by products produced from the degradation process, the pathways of MB degradation were followed using liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy (LC/MS). The total organic carbon content measurements confirmed the results obtained by LC/MS. Compared to the same nanoparticles prepared by another method, it was found that Gd doped CeO2 prepared by hydrothermal process was able to mineralize MB dye completely under UV light irradiation.

  4. γ -soft Ba146 and the role of nonaxial shapes at N90

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    Mitchell, A. J.; Lister, C. J.; McCutchan, E. A.; Albers, M.; Ayangeakaa, A. D.; Bertone, P. F.; Carpenter, M. P.; Chiara, C. J.; Chowdhury, P.; Clark, J. A.; Copp, P.; David, H. M.; Deo, A. Y.; DiGiovine, B.; D' Olympia, N.; Dungan, R.; Harding, R. D.; Harker, J.; Hota, S. S.; Janssens, R. V. F.; Kondev, F. G.; Liu, S. H.; Ramayya, A. V.; Rissanen, J.; Savard, G.; Seweryniak, D.; Shearman, R.; Sonzogni, A. A.; Tabor, S. L.; Walters, W. B.; Wang, E.; Zhu, S.

    2016-01-01

    Low-spin states in the neutron-rich, N=90 nuclide Ba146 were populated following β decay of Cs146, with the goal of clarifying the development of deformation in barium isotopes through delineation of their nonyrast structures. Fission fragments of Cs146 were extracted from a 1.7-Ci Cf252 source and mass selected using the CAlifornium Rare Ion Breeder Upgrade (CARIBU) facility. Low-energy ions were deposited at the center of a box of thin β detectors, surrounded by a highly efficient high-purity Ge array. The new Ba146 decay scheme now contains 31 excited levels extending up to ~2.5 MeV excitation energy, double what was previously known. These data are compared to predictions from the interacting boson approximation (IBA) model. It appears that the abrupt shape change found at N=90 in Sm and Gd is much more gradual in Ba and Ce, due to an enhanced role of the γ degree of freedom.

  5. La(0.4)Ba(0.6)Fe(0.8)Zn(0.2)O(3-delta) as cathode in solid oxide fuel cells for simultaneous NO reduction and electricity generation.

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    Zhou, Renjie; Bu, Yunfei; Xu, Dandan; Zhong, Qin

    2014-01-01

    A perovskite-type oxide La(0.4)Ba(0.6)Fe(0.8)Zn(0.2)O(3-delta) (LBFZ) was investigated as the cathode material for simultaneous NO reduction and electricity generation in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). The microstructure of LBFZ was demonstrated by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The results showed that a single cubic perovskite LBFZ was formed after calcined at 1100 degrees C. Meanwhile, the solid-state reaction between LBFZ and Ce(0.8)Sm(0.2)O(1.9) (SDC) at 900 degrees C was negligible. To measure the electrochemical properties, SOFC units were constructed with Sm(0.9)Sr(0.1)Cr(0.5)Fe(0.5)O3 as the anode, SDC as the electrolyte and LBFZ as the cathode. The maximum power density increased with the increasing NO concentration and temperature. The cell resistance is mainly due to the cathodic polarization resistance.

  6. Sierra/SM theory manual.

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    Crane, Nathan Karl

    2013-07-01

    Presented in this document are the theoretical aspects of capabilities contained in the Sierra/SM code. This manuscript serves as an ideal starting point for understanding the theoretical foundations of the code. For a comprehensive study of these capabilities, the reader is encouraged to explore the many references to scientific articles and textbooks contained in this manual. It is important to point out that some capabilities are still in development and may not be presented in this document. Further updates to this manuscript will be made as these capabilites come closer to production level.

  7. New NaSrPO$_4$:Sm$^{3+}$ phosphor as orange-red emitting material

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    KUN-HSIEN CHEN; MIN-HANG WENG; RU-YUAN YANG; CHENG-TANG PAN

    2016-09-01

    Sm$^{3+}$-activated NaSrPO4 phosphors could be efficiently excited at 403 nm, and exhibited a bright red emission mainly including four wavelength peaks of 565, 600, 646 and 710 nm. The highest emission intensity was foundfor NaSr$_{1−x}$PO$_{4}$:$x$Sm$^{3+}$ with a composition of $x = 0.007$. Concentration quenching was observed as the composition of $x$ exceeds 0.007. The decay time values of NaSr1−xPO4:xSm3+ phosphors range from around 2.55 to 3.49 ms. NaSr$_{1−x}$PO$_{4}$:$x$Sm$^{3+}$ phosphor shows a higher thermally stable luminescence and its thermal quenching temperature$T_{50}$ was found to be 350$^{\\circ}$C, which is higher than that of commercial YAG:Ce$^{3+}$ phosphor and ZnS:(Al, Ag) phosphor. Because NaSr$_{1−x}$PO$_{4}$:$x$Sm$^{3+}$ phosphor features a high colour-rendering index and chemical stability, it is potentially useful as a new scintillation material for white light-emitting diodes.

  8. Magnetism of SmFeAsO1-xFx

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    Kamihara, Yoichi; Kobayashi, Yasuhiro; Kitao, Shinji; Yoda, Yoshitaka; Seto, Makoto; Hosono, Hideo; Jst Collaboration; Jst Collaboration

    2011-03-01

    Magnetic properties of superconducting SmFeAs O1 - x Fx are demonstrated by 57 Fe Mossbauer spectroscopy (MS) and 149 Sm Nuclear resonant forward scattering (NRFS). Polycrystalline SmFeAs O1 - x Fx samples were synthesized using two-step solid state reaction described elsewhere. [New J. Phys. 12, 033005 (2010).] Purity of samples was checked by X-ray diffraction patterns using Cu K-alpha radiation. Resistivity and magnetization measurements, as well as by 57 Fe MS and 149 Sm NRFS spectroscopy, at various temperatures were performed to define superconducting, magnetic ordering temperatures. [Phys. Rev. B 78, 184512 (2008) & J. Phys. Soc. Japan 77, 103706 (2008).] A magnetic phase diagram we have proposed is closer to that by Hess et al [Europhys. Lett. 87, 17005 (2009).]; that is long-range AF ordering of Fe (a static magnetism) does not persist in the superconducting regime. Such a relation between spin dynamics and SC is a common feature among LnFeAs O1 - x Fx (Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, and Sm). Our results indicate that the relation between the static magnetism and Tc of LnFeAs O1 - x Fx shows similar topology to that of copper-based high-Tc superconductors. [Phys. Rev. B 42, 7981 (1990).] One (Y. K) of us was financially supported by the Keio Leading-edge Laboratory of Science and Technology (KLL).

  9. The influence of impurity on the critical thickness of the CeO2 buffer layer for coated conductors

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    2009-01-01

    The lattice parameters, band structure, density of state and elastic constant of RE-doped CeO2 (RE=Sm, Gd, Dy), the buffer material for coated HTS conductors, are calculated using the plane-wave method with pseudopotentials based on the density functional theory (DFT) of first-principle. The rule and mechanism of the effect of rare earth impurity on the critical thickness of the CeO2 buffer layer are investigated. It is found that, in the range of the calculation, the changes of the lattice volume V and elastic constant E of CeO2 with the impurity are mainly determined by the increased electrons ne of the system. The relationship of the elastic constant E and increased electrons ne is established. It is indicated that the critical thickness of the CeO2 single buffer layer doped with Sm, Gd, and Dy may be enhanced by 22%, 43% and 33%, respectively.

  10. Challenges of CE

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    Verhagen, Wim J.C.; Stjepandić, Josip; Wognum, Nel

    2015-01-01

    Despite a long pedigree and many positive reports on its use and benefits, concurrent engineering (CE) and its associated research (sub)domains still experience significant development. In this final chapter, a socio-technical framework is applied to classify and analyze challenges identified as

  11. CE-BEMS

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    Mohamed, Nader; Lazarova-Molnar, Sanja; Al-Jaroodi, Jameela

    2016-01-01

    and costs savings in smart buildings significantly depend on the monitoring and control methods used in the installed BEMS. This paper proposes a Cloud-Enabled BEMS (CE-BEMS) for Smart Buildings. This system can utilize cloud computing to provide enhanced management mechanisms and features for energy...

  12. Distinguishing a SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from SM Higgs boson at muon collider

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    Jai Kumar Singhal; Sardar Singh; Ashok K Nagawat

    2007-06-01

    We explore the possibility of distinguishing the SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from the SM Higgs boson via Higgs boson pair production at future muon collider. We study the behavior of the production cross-section in SM and MSSM with Higgs boson mass for various MSSM parameters tan and A. We observe that at fixed CM energy, in the SM, the total cross-section increases with the increase in Higgs boson mass whereas this trend is reversed for the MSSM. The changes that occur for the MSSM in comparison to the SM predictions are quantified in terms of the relative percentage deviation in cross-section. The observed deviations in cross-section for different choices of Higgs boson masses suggest that the measurements of the cross-section could possibly distinguish the SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from the SM Higgs boson.

  13. On the role of Sm in solidification of Al-Sm metallic glasses

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    Bokas, G B; Perepezko, J H; Szlufarska, I

    2016-01-01

    During the solidification of Al-Sm metallic glasses the evolution of the supercooled liquid atomic structure has been identified with an increasing population of icosahedral-like clusters with increasing Sm concentration. These clusters exhibit slower kinetics compared to the remaining clusters in the liquid leading to enhanced amorphous phase stability and glass forming ability (GFA). Maximum icosahedral-ordering and atomic packing density have been found for the Al90Sm10 and Al85Sm15 alloys, respectively, whereas minimum cohesive energy has been found for the Al93Sm7 which is consistent with the range of compositions (from Al92Sm8 to Al84Sm16) found experimentally with high GFA.

  14. Study on rare earth/alkaline earth oxide-doped CeO2 solid electrolyte

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    YAN Kai; ZHEN Qiang; Song Xiwen

    2007-01-01

    Five types of rare earth/alkaline earth oxide-doped CeO2 superfine-powders were synthesized by a low-temperature combustion technique. The relevant solid electrolyte materials were also sintered by pressureless sintering at different temperatures. The results of X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy showed that the grain size of the powders was approximately 20-30 nm, and rare earth/alkaline earth oxides were completely dissolved into ceria-based solid solution with fluorite structure. The electrical conductivities of the Sm2O3-CeO2 system were measured by the ac impedance technique in air at temperatures ranging from 513-900℃. The results indicated that the ionic conductivities of Sm0.20Ce0.8O1.875 solid electrolyte increase with increasing sintering temperature, and the relationship between the conductivities and measuring temperature obeys the Arrhenius equation. Then the Sm2O3-CeO2 material was further doped with other rare earth/alkaline earth oxide, and the conductivities improve with the effective index.

  15. Ce1-xSmxO2-δ-attapulgite nanocomposites:synthesis via simple microwave approach and investigation of its catalytic activity

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    李霞章; 胡宗林; 赵晓兵; 陆晓旺

    2013-01-01

    Ce1-xSmxO2-δ-attapulgite (ATP) nanocomposites were successfully prepared via a facile microwave approach. This was a facile and rapid process requiring only low power of microwave irradiation (160 W). The catalytic performance of the Ce1-xSmxO2-δ-ATP nanocomposites with different Sm contents for degradation of methylene blue (MB) was systematically evaluated. The Ce1-xSmxO2-δ-ATP nanocomposites showed enhanced catalytic activities compared with pure CeO2/ATP. Specifically, the cata-lytic activities of Ce1-xSmxO2-δ-ATP nanocomposites increased with increase in Sm content from x=0.0 to 0.3. The introduction of an optimal amount of Sm3+into CeO2 contributed to the formation of structure defects and electronic defects in the oxide lattice, which could increase concentration of oxygen vacancies. However, further increasing Sm content to x=0.4 induced the formation of more agglomerates, leading to decreased catalytic activity. It was believed that this facile, rapid microwave-assisted strategy was scalable and could be applied to synthesize other nanocomposites for different applications.

  16. Epitaxial Cubic Ce2O3 Films via Ce-CeO2 Interfacial Reaction.

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    Stetsovych, Vitalii; Pagliuca, Federico; Dvořák, Filip; Duchoň, Tomáš; Vorokhta, Mykhailo; Aulická, Marie; Lachnitt, Jan; Schernich, Stefan; Matolínová, Iva; Veltruská, Kateřina; Skála, Tomáš; Mazur, Daniel; Mysliveček, Josef; Libuda, Jörg; Matolín, Vladimír

    2013-03-21

    Thin films of reduced ceria supported on metals are often applied as substrates in model studies of the chemical reactivity of ceria based catalysts. Of special interest are the properties of oxygen vacancies in ceria. However, thin films of ceria prepared by established methods become increasingly disordered as the concentration of vacancies increases. Here, we propose an alternative method for preparing ordered reduced ceria films based on the physical vapor deposition and interfacial reaction of Ce with CeO2 films. The method yields bulk-truncated layers of cubic c-Ce2O3. Compared to CeO2 these layers contain 25% of perfectly ordered vacancies in the surface and subsurface allowing well-defined measurements of the properties of ceria in the limit of extreme reduction. Experimentally, c-Ce2O3(111) layers are easily identified by a characteristic 4 × 4 surface reconstruction with respect to CeO2(111). In addition, c-Ce2O3 layers represent an experimental realization of a normally unstable polymorph of Ce2O3. During interfacial reaction, c-Ce2O3 nucleates on the interface between CeO2 buffer and Ce overlayer and is further stabilized most likely by the tetragonal distortion of the ceria layers on Cu. The characteristic kinetics of the metal-oxide interfacial reactions may represent a vehicle for making other metastable oxide structures experimentally available.

  17. Cs3Sm7Se12

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    Christof Schneck

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, tricaesium heptasamarium(III dodecaselenide, is setting a new starting point for realization of the channel structure of the Cs3M7Se12 series, now with M = Sm, Gd–Er. This Cs3Y7Se12-type arrangement is structurally based on the Z-type sesquiselenides M2Se3 adopting the Sc2S3 structure. Thus, the structural set-up of Cs3Sm7Se12 consists of edge- and vertex-connected [SmSe6]9− octahedra [dØ(Sm3+ – Se2− = 2.931 Å], forming a rock-salt-related network [Sm7Se12]3− with channels along [001] that are apt to take up monovalent cations (here Cs+ with coordination numbers of 7 + 1 for one and of 6 for the second cation. The latter cation has a trigonal–prismatic coordination and shows half-occupancy, resulting in an impossible short distance [2.394 (4 Å] between symmetrically coupled Cs+ cations of the same kind. While one Sm atom occupies Wyckoff position 2b with site symmetry ..2/m, all other 11 crystallographically different atoms (namely 2 × Cs, 3 × Sm and 6 × Se are located at Wyckoff positions 4g with site symmetry ..m.

  18. Cs(3)Sm(7)Se(12).

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    Schneck, Christof; Elbe, Andreas; Schurz, Christian M; Schleid, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    The title compound, tricaesium hepta-samarium(III) dodeca-selenide, is setting a new starting point for realization of the channel structure of the Cs(3)M(7)Se(12) series, now with M = Sm, Gd-Er. This Cs(3)Y(7)Se(12)-type arrangement is structurally based on the Z-type sesquiselenides M(2)Se(3) adopting the Sc(2)S(3) structure. Thus, the structural set-up of Cs(3)Sm(7)Se(12) consists of edge- and vertex-connected [SmSe(6)](9-) octa-hedra [d(Ø)(Sm(3+) - Se(2-)) = 2.931 Å], forming a rock-salt-related network [Sm(7)Se(12)](3-) with channels along [001] that are apt to take up monovalent cations (here Cs(+)) with coordination numbers of 7 + 1 for one and of 6 for the second cation. The latter cation has a trigonal-prismatic coordination and shows half-occupancy, resulting in an impossible short distance [2.394 (4) Å] between symmetrically coupled Cs(+) cations of the same kind. While one Sm atom occupies Wyckoff position 2b with site symmetry ..2/m, all other 11 crystallographically different atoms (namely 2 × Cs, 3 × Sm and 6 × Se) are located at Wyckoff positions 4g with site symmetry ..m.

  19. Radioluminescence properties of Sm-doped fluorochlorozirconate glasses and glass-ceramics

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    Okada, Go; Edgar, Andy; Kasap, Safa; Yanagida, Takayuki

    2016-02-01

    We have investigated X-ray induced radioluminescence (XL) properties of Sm-doped fluorochlorozirconate (FCZ) glasses and glass-ceramics. The FCZ glass is a modified ZBLAN glass which shows a very high optical transmission over a wide spectral range. The glass matrix includes Sm3+-doped nanocrystals of BaCl2 after heat-treatment at temperatures above 250 °C. The glass-ceramic emits red light under UV and X-ray exposure. Since conventional Si-based photodetectors, e.g., CCDs, have the highest quantum efficiency to red light in general, the Sm-doped FCZ glass-ceramic plate can be a good candidate as a scintillator material for indirect radiation detection. Moreover, a very broad emission is present in the glass-ceramic around 300-500 nm, which is attributed to a self-trapped exciton (STE) emissions. The temperature dependence of X-ray induced luminescence and photoluminescence are very similar. The XL light yield is linearly proportional to the X-ray exposure rate for rates higher than 20 mR/s. For low exposure rates, emissions by Sm2+ are more sensitive than others, leading to a nonlinear response.

  20. Effects of Cerium Doping at Ti Sites and Europium Doping at Ba Sites on Dielectric Properties of BaTiO3 Ceramics

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    2006-01-01

    Two special rare earth elements cerium and europium were chosen to conduct chemical modification of the BaTiO3 structure. The cold-pressing ceramic processing technique was used to prepare barium titanate ceramics doped with Ce at Ti sites and with Eu at Ba sites on the base of formulas Ba(Ti1-xCex)O3(x=0.05, 0.10)(CBT) and(Ba1-yEuy)Ti1-y/8O3(y=0.05, 0.10)(EBT). Associated with structures and microstructures, the effects of cerium and europium doping on dielectric properties of BaTiO3 ceramics were discussed. The CBT ceramics exhibit a pseudo-cubic perovskite structure, while the EBT ceramics exhibit a tetragonal perovskite structure with the exception of the existence of a small percentage of the Eu2Ti2O7 phase. The Curie peak of BaTiO3 shifts towards room temperature at rates of 3 ℃/mol Ce atoms and 10 ℃/mol Eu atoms(Eu≤5%), respectively. Compared with the CBT ceramics, the EBT ceramics show significant advantages, such as a narrow fine grain size distribution(1 μm), a lower porosity and a higher density(5.85 g/cm3), more stable dielectric-temperature dependence(ε'=1600-1800 at t<50 ℃) and a lower dissipation factor(<0.05). The stability of dielectric constant with frequency in BaTiO3 can extend to 107 Hz due to Ce and Eu doping.

  1. A shorter 146Sm half-life measured and implications for 146Sm-142Nd chronology in the solar system.

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    Kinoshita, N; Paul, M; Kashiv, Y; Collon, P; Deibel, C M; DiGiovine, B; Greene, J P; Henderson, D J; Jiang, C L; Marley, S T; Nakanishi, T; Pardo, R C; Rehm, K E; Robertson, D; Scott, R; Schmitt, C; Tang, X D; Vondrasek, R; Yokoyama, A

    2012-03-30

    The extinct p-process nuclide (146)Sm serves as an astrophysical and geochemical chronometer through measurements of isotopic anomalies of its α-decay daughter (142)Nd. Based on analyses of (146)Sm/(147)Sm α-activity and atom ratios, we determined the half-life of (146)Sm to be 68 ± 7 (1σ) million years, which is shorter than the currently used value of 103 ± 5 million years. This half-life value implies a higher initial (146)Sm abundance in the early solar system, ((146)Sm/(144)Sm)(0) = 0.0094 ± 0.0005 (2σ), than previously estimated. Terrestrial, lunar, and martian planetary silicate mantle differentiation events dated with (146)Sm-(142)Nd converge to a shorter time span and in general to earlier times, due to the combined effect of the new (146)Sm half-life and ((146)Sm/(144)Sm)(0) values.

  2. DNA sequencing by CE.

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    Karger, Barry L; Guttman, András

    2009-06-01

    Sequencing of human and other genomes has been at the center of interest in the biomedical field over the past several decades and is now leading toward an era of personalized medicine. During this time, DNA-sequencing methods have evolved from the labor-intensive slab gel electrophoresis, through automated multiCE systems using fluorophore labeling with multispectral imaging, to the "next-generation" technologies of cyclic-array, hybridization based, nanopore and single molecule sequencing. Deciphering the genetic blueprint and follow-up confirmatory sequencing of Homo sapiens and other genomes were only possible with the advent of modern sequencing technologies that were a result of step-by-step advances with a contribution of academics, medical personnel and instrument companies. While next-generation sequencing is moving ahead at breakneck speed, the multicapillary electrophoretic systems played an essential role in the sequencing of the Human Genome, the foundation of the field of genomics. In this prospective, we wish to overview the role of CE in DNA sequencing based in part of several of our articles in this journal.

  3. Konstruktioner i småhuse

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    Høffding Knutsson, H.

    Anvisningen er udarbejdet i tilknytning til Bygningsreglement for småhuse, 1985. Den indeholder eksempler på dimensionering og udførelse af konstruktioner i traditionelle og moderne småhuse med indtil 2 etager. Hvis man følger anvisningens eksempler, kræves der ikke ingeniørmæssig eftervisning af......, at reglementets krav er opfyldt med hensyn til styrke, fugt, varme, lyd og brand....

  4. 从(Sm-Sn/m-n)=(Sm+n/m+n)说开去

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    阙程柯

    2004-01-01

    @@ 在等差数列{an}中,Sn为其前n项和,则有如下性质: (Sm-Sn/m-n)=(Sm+n/m+n)(m,n∈N*,且m≠n)(1) 证明∵Sm-Sn =ma1+(1/2)m(m-1)d-na1-(1/2)n(n-1)d =(m-n)[a1+1/2(m+n-1)d], ∴(Sm-Sn/m-n)=a1+(1/2)(m+n-1)d.

  5. Structural Characterization of Sm(III)(EDTMP).

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    Yang, Y; Pushie, M J; Cooper, D M L; Doschak, M R

    2015-11-02

    Samarium-153 ethylenediamine-N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(methylenephosphonic acid) ((153)Sm-EDTMP, or samarium lexidronam), also known by its registered trademark name Quadramet, is an approved therapeutic radiopharmaceutical used in the palliative treatment of painful bone metastases. Typically, patients with prostate, breast, or lung cancer are most likely to go on to require bone pain palliation treatment due to bone metastases. Sm(EDTMP) is a bone-seeking drug which accumulates on rapidly growing bone, thereby delivering a highly region-specific dose of radiation, chiefly through β particle emission. Even with its widespread clinical use, the structure of Sm(EDTMP) has not yet been characterized at atomic resolution, despite attempts to crystallize the complex. Herein, we prepared a 1:1 complex of the cold (stable isotope) of Sm(EDTMP) under alkaline conditions and then isolated and characterized the complex using conventional spectroscopic techniques, as well as with extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy and density functional structure calculations, using natural abundance Sm. We present the atomic resolution structure of [Sm(III)(EDTMP)-8H](5-) for the first time, supported by the EXAFS data and complementary spectroscopic techniques, which demonstrate that the samarium coordination environment in solution is in agreement with the structure that has long been conjectured.

  6. Ce isotope systematics of island arc lavas from the Lesser Antilles

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    Bellot, Nina; Boyet, Maud; Doucelance, Régis; Pin, Christian; Chauvel, Catherine; Auclair, Delphine

    2015-11-01

    The La-Ce systematics has one of the longest half-lifes (T1/2 = 292.5 Ga) of radioactive decay systems used in isotope geochemistry. Variations of the 138Ce/142Ce ratio are expected to be small and the use of Ce as isotopic tracer requires a very precise measurement. Compared to Sm-Nd studies, the La-Ce decay system can provide additional information about the nature of sediments recycled in subduction zones, because unusually large Ce anomalies relative to the neighboring rare earth elements exist in marine sediments such as fish teeth or hydrothermal deposits. Here, we present a chemical purification technique for Ce, and mass spectrometric technique to perform accurate and reproducible analyses of Ce isotopes of natural samples. We report a large set of Ce isotope data including analysis of 2 Ce reference material solutions (AMES and JMC-304), 2 rock standards (BCR-2 and BHVO-2), 2 chondrites (the carbonaceous chondrite Allende and the enstatite chondrite Sahara 97072), 4 mid-ocean ridge basalts, 30 arc lavas from the Martinique Island and 5 oceanic sediments from DSDP-site 144 drilled on the Demerara rise. The long-term, external precision obtained on the AMES reference material is 80 ppm (2 s.d., 138Ce/142Ce = 0.0225732 ± 18, n = 89). However, we note an evolution of isotopic ratios measured in static mode over the duration of this study (33 months). When the reproducibility is calculated from the AMES reference material measured during the same analytical session, it averages 40 ppm. All the 138Ce/142Ce ratios have been normalized to the AMES value of 0.0225746 (measured in session 7, 2 s.d. = 14 ppm, n = 8), a session during which the chondritic value has been defined and the peak tailing was negligible. The 138Ce/142Ce ratio measured for the JMC-304 Ce reference reagent is 0.0225706 ± 9 (2 s.d. = 38 ppm, n = 10). The analytical precision on natural samples is improved by a factor of about 4 in relation to previous studies on island arcs (Tanaka et al

  7. Polymerization of ε-caprolactone by lanthanide trisborohydrides and crystal structure of [Ce(BH4)2(THF)5] [Ce(BH4)4(THF)2

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    YUAN Fugen; LI Tingting; LI Li; ZHOU Yuan

    2012-01-01

    Complexes of lanthanide trisborohydrides,formally Ln(BH4)3(THF)n (Ln=La,Ce,Sm,Yb),were synthesized and their catalytic activity for polymerization of ε-caprolactone was studied.All the complexes can catalyze this polymerization.It was found that the catalytic activities decreased in the order of La>Ce>Sm>Yb.The crystal structure of cerium trisborohydride was determined for the first time by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis.It is an ionic pair complex of [Ce(BH4)2(THF)5][Ce(BH4)4(THF)2].The cationic part involves two η3-BH4 ligands,while the anionic part involves two η3-BH4 groups and two η2-BH4 groups.

  8. Curie temperature rising by fluorination for Sm2Fe17

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    Matahiro Komuro

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Fluorine atoms can be introduced to Sm2Fe17 using XeF2 below 423 K. The resulting fluorinated Sm2Fe17 powders have ferromagnetic phases containing Sm2Fe17FY1(0Sm2Fe17FY2 (1Sm2Fe17, and α-Fe. The unit cell for Sm2Fe17 is elongated by the fluorination. The largest unit cell volume among the rhombohedral Sm2Fe17 compounds is 83.8 nm3, which is 5.8% larger than Sm2Fe17. The rhombohedral Sm2Fe17 with the largest unit cell volume is dissociated above 873 K, and fluorination increases Curie temperature from 403 K for Sm2Fe17 to 675 K. This increase can be explained by the magneto-volume effect.

  9. COMPARISION OF THE COLOR PROPERTIES OF COMPOUNDS Ln2Ce2O7 AND Ln2CeZrO7

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    B. Hablovicova

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Pyrochlore type pigments Ln2Ce2O7 and Ln2CeZrO7 (Ln = Nd, Sm, Gd, Dy, Er, Yb and Y prepared by solid-state reaction were investigated. Effect of rare earths and zirconium ions and calcination temperature (1400, 1500 and 1600oC for Ln2Ce2O7 and 1400, 1450 and 1500 C for Ln2CeZrO7 on their color properties in organic matrix and ceramic glazes, particle size distribution and phase composition were evaluated. The most interesting shades achieve compounds with the highest calcination temperature. Their colors depend on used rare earth ions (shades change from green, cross yellow to pink in organic mass and from green, cross yellow-green to orange in ceramic glazes, while compounds without zirconium have better color properties. Pigments Ln2Ce2O7 calcined at 1600 C are single-phase (except Yb2Ce2O7.

  10. الفائق التوصيل الكهربائي SmBa2Cu3O7-δ على خواص المركب Eu و Sn و Zn - تأثير التعويض الجزئي للعناصر

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    أحمد محمد كاظم

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available تمت دراسة تأثير التعويض الجزئي لعناصرEu  و Sr و Zn في كل من العناصرSm و Ba و Cu  على الترتيب على خواص المركب SmBa2Cu3O7-d ذي التوصيلية الكهربائيةالفائقة في درجات الحرارة العالية. أظهرت النتائج أن التعويض الجزئي لعنصر اليوروبيوم Eu في عنصر السماريوم Sm  أبقى المركب محافظا على هيئة تركيب المعيني القائم بينما أدى إلى زيادة درجة الحرارة الحرجة من K 88 الى 107 K عندما تزداد قيمة التعويض من 0 الى 0.2. أما التعويض الجزئي لعنصر السترونتيوم Sr في عنصر الباريومBa بنسب  0 و 0.1 و 0.2 و 0.3 و 0.4  و 0.5 قد اظهر تشوها في التركيب البلوري و انخفاض في قيم حجم وحدة الخلية و درجة الحرارة الحرجة. أما التعويض الجزئي لعنصر الخارصين Zn في عنصر النحاسCu  بنسبة 0.3 قد أدى إلى تشوه كبير جدا في التركيب البلوري و فقدان لخاصية التوصيل الكهربائي الفائق.

  11. Heavy Fermion Character in Ce2Sb and Ce2Bi

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    Oyamada, Akira; Isobe, Atsushi; Kitazawa, Hideaki; Ochiai, Akira; Suzuki, Takashi; Kasuya, Tadao

    1993-05-01

    Magnetic susceptibilities, electrical resistivities and specific heats of Ce2Sb, Ce2Bi and CeLaBi were measured to clarify these physical properties. The most characteristic points of these compounds are the following. Ce site are two dimensional and the distance between Ce atoms are very small. The similarity between these compounds and CeRh3B2, in which Ce sites are one dimensional and the distance between Ce atoms are very small, are discussed.

  12. Magnetic entropy change and large refrigerant capacity of Ce6Ni2Si3-type GdCoSiGe compound

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    Shen Jun; Zhang Hu; Wu Jian-Feng

    2011-01-01

    Magnetic entropy change (△Sm) and refrigerant capacity (RC) of Ce6Ni2Si3-type Gd6Co1.67Si2.5Ge0.5 compounds have been investigated. The Gd6Co1.67Si2.5Ge0.5 undergoes a reversible second-order phase transition at the Curie temperature TC = 296 K. The high saturation magnetization leads to a large △Sm and the maximal value of △Sm is found to be 5.9 J/kg ? K around TC for a field change of 0-5 T. A broad distribution of the △Sm peak is observed and the full width at half maximum of the △Sm peak is about 101 K under a magnetic field of 5 T. The large RC is found around TC and its value is 424 J/kg.

  13. Effects of saline-alkaline stress on benzo[a]pyrene biotransformation and ligninolytic enzyme expression by Bjerkandera adusta SM46.

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    Andriani, Ade; Tachibana, Sanro; Itoh, Kazutaka

    2016-03-01

    Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) accumulates in marine organisms and contaminated coastal areas. The biotreatment of waste water using saline-alkaline-tolerant white rot fungi (WRF) represents a promising method for removing BaP under saline-alkaline conditions based on WRF's ability to produce ligninolytic enzymes. In a pre-screening for degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons of 82 fungal strains using Remazol brilliant blue R, Bjerkandera adusta SM46 exhibited the highest tolerance to saline-alkaline stress. Moreover, a B. adusta culture grown in BaP-containing liquid medium exhibited resistance to salinities up to 20 g l(-1). These conditions did not inhibit fungal growth or the expression of manganese peroxidase (MnP) or lignin peroxidase (LiP). The degradation rate also became higher as salinity increased to 20 g l(-1). Fungal growth and enzyme expression were inhibited at a salinity of 35 g l(-1). These inhibitory effects directly decreased the degradation rate (>24%). The presence of MnSO4 as an inducer improved the degradation rate and enzyme expression. MnP and LiP activity also increased by seven- and fivefold, respectively. SM46 degraded BaP (38-89% over 30 days) in an acidic environment (pH 4.5) and under saline-alkaline stress conditions (pH 8.2). Investigating the metabolites produced revealed BaP-1,6-dione as the main product, indicating the important role of ligninolytic enzymes in initializing BaP cleavage. The other metabolites detected, naphthalene acetic acid, hydroxybenzoic acid, benzoic acid, and catechol, may have been ring fission products. The wide range of activities observed suggests that B. adusta SM46 is a potential agent for biodegrading BaP under saline conditions.

  14. FT-IR evaluation of SmFeAsO1-xFx (x = 0, 0.069)

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    Shinohara, Hajime; Kamihara, Yoichi

    2012-02-01

    Optical properties of superconducting SmFeAsO1-xFx (x=0, 0.069) were demonstrated by reflection measurement with FT- IR method. Polycrystalline SmFeAsO1-xFx samples were synthesized using two-step solid state reaction described elsewhere [New J. Phys.12, 033005 (2010)]. Purity of samples was checked by X-ray diffraction patterns using Cu K- alpha radiation. The reflection measurement was performed at the range from 9000 cm-1 to 18000 cm-1 that was corresponded to an energy region from 1.12 eV to 2.25 eV. A photoconductivity of SmFeAsO1-xFx was determined by Kramer-Kroning (KK) relation. Reflectivity and photoconductivity measurements, as well as by FT-IR, at various areas were performed to define an energy level of materials [EPL, 84 67013 (2008), and J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 80 013707 (2011)]. Obtained photoconductivity and reflection spectra were similar to those of LaFeAsO1-xFx that was a basic compound of LnFeAsO1-xFx (Ln=La, Ce, Sm), reported by Z. G. Chen et al [Phys. Rev. B 81, 100502 (2010)]. Our result suggests that the energy band structure of SmFeAsO was affected by F-doping even in visible area. Details and temperature dependence of the reflection and photoconductivity spectra will be presented at the conference.

  15. The Cloud2SM Project

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    Crinière, Antoine; Dumoulin, Jean; Mevel, Laurent; Andrade-Barosso, Guillermo; Simonin, Matthieu

    2015-04-01

    From the past decades the monitoring of civil engineering structure became a major field of research and development process in the domains of modelling and integrated instrumentation. This increasing of interest can be attributed in part to the need of controlling the aging of such structures and on the other hand to the need to optimize maintenance costs. From this standpoint the project Cloud2SM (Cloud architecture design for Structural Monitoring with in-line Sensors and Models tasking), has been launched to develop a robust information system able to assess the long term monitoring of civil engineering structures as well as interfacing various sensors and data. The specificity of such architecture is to be based on the notion of data processing through physical or statistical models. Thus the data processing, whether material or mathematical, can be seen here as a resource of the main architecture. The project can be divided in various items: -The sensors and their measurement process: Those items provide data to the main architecture and can embed storage or computational resources. Dependent of onboard capacity and the amount of data generated it can be distinguished heavy and light sensors. - The storage resources: Based on the cloud concept this resource can store at least two types of data, raw data and processed ones. - The computational resources: This item includes embedded "pseudo real time" resources as the dedicated computer cluster or computational resources. - The models: Used for the conversion of raw data to meaningful data. Those types of resources inform the system of their needs they can be seen as independents blocks of the system. - The user interface: This item can be divided in various HMI to assess maintaining operation on the sensors or pop-up some information to the user. - The demonstrators: The structures themselves. This project follows previous research works initiated in the European project ISTIMES [1]. It includes the infrared

  16. Conceptual Design Plan SM-43 Replacement Project

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    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Conceptual Design Plan for the SM-43 Replacement Project outlines plans for replacing the SM-43 Administration Building. Topics include the reasons that replacement is considered a necessity; the roles of the various project sponsors; and descriptions of the proposed site and facilities. Also covered in this proposal is preliminary information on the project schedule, cost estimates, acquisition strategy, risk assessment, NEPA strategy, safety strategy, and safeguards and security. Spreadsheets provide further detail on space requirements, project schedules, and cost estimates.

  17. OTF CCSDS SM and C Interoperability Prototype

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    Reynolds, Walter F.; Lucord, Steven A.; Stevens, John E.

    2008-01-01

    A presentation is provided to demonstrate the interoperability between two space flight Mission Operation Centers (MOCs) and to emulate telemetry, actions, and alert flows between the two centers. One framework uses a COTS C31 system that uses CORBA to interface to the local OTF data network. The second framework relies on current Houston MCC frameworks and ad hoc clients. Messaging relies on SM and C MAL, Core and Common Service formats, while the transport layer uses AMS. A centralized SM and C Registry uses HTTP/XML for transport/encoding. The project's status and progress are reviewed.

  18. Comparative studies of YAG(Ce) and CsI(Tl) scintillators

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    Bhattacharjee, T; Dey, C C; Chatterjee, M B

    2002-01-01

    The performances of YAG(Ce) and CsI(Tl) scintillators have been compared using photomultiplier tube (PMT) readout for gamma rays and alpha particles. It is found that the energy resolution of YAG(Ce) is inferior to that of CsI(Tl). With Philips XP2971 PMT, we have obtained improved energy and time resolution for YAG(Ce), compared to the same, obtained by earlier workers using XP2020/Q. The best values of energy resolution (FWHM), obtained in the present work, for 662 keV gamma ray, are 6% and 7%, respectively, for CsI(Tl) and YAG(Ce), whereas for 5.48 MeV alpha particles, the observed values are 6% and 8.4%, respectively. The pulse height response of both the scintillators has been found to be reasonably linear up to 1.3 MeV gamma energy. A prompt time resolution of 1.3 ns (FWHM) has been obtained with a BaF sub 2 - YAG(Ce) combination against 511-511 keV photopeak selection, which compares well with that obtained for a BaF sub 2 -CsI(Tl) combination, used by us.

  19. Ce{sup 3+} incorporated structural and magnetic properties of M type barium hexaferrites

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    Pawar, R.A. [Department of Physics, Arts, Commerce and Science College, Satral, MS (India); Desai, S.S.; Tamboli, Q.Y. [Materials Research Laboratory, Shrikrishna Mahavidyalaya, Gunjoti 413613, MS (India); Shirsath, Sagar E. [Spin Device Technology Center, Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University, Nagano 380-8553 (Japan); Patange, S.M., E-mail: smpatange@rediffmail.com [Materials Research Laboratory, Shrikrishna Mahavidyalaya, Gunjoti 413613, MS (India)

    2015-03-15

    M type barium hexaferrites BaCe{sub x}Fe{sub 12−x}O{sub 19} (0≤x≤0.3) (BCFO) were synthesized by the sol–gel auto combination method. Optimum annealing temperature of hexagonal phase was determined by using the TGA analysis. The annealing temperature form the TGA is 1000 °C samples annealed 1000 °C for 5 h to produce M type hexaferrites. X-ray diffraction data run to full Prof Program (Winploter 2010) pattern indicate that samples are single phase hexagonal structure with space group P6{sub 3}/mmc. Lattice parameter ‘a’ and ‘c’ increase with increase in Ce content x. Results of field emission scanning electron microscope show that the grains are regular hexagonal platelets with sizes from 0.3 to 1.4 μm. It is observed that from M–H curve value of the saturation magnetization and coercivity decreases with increasing x. Curie temperature from magnetization with temperature plot is found to decrease with Ce{sup 3+} substitution x due to decreases in magnetic interaction. - Highlights: • Ce{sup 3+} substituted Ba hexaferrites. • Increased coercivity with Ce{sup 3+} substitution. • Decrease in saturation magnetization and Curie temperature.

  20. Magnetic and nonmagnetic doping dependence of the conducting surface states in Sm B6

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    Kang, B. Y.; Min, Chul-Hee; Lee, S. S.; Song, M. S.; Cho, K. K.; Cho, B. K.

    2016-10-01

    Kondo insulator Sm B6 has attracted attention because it can realize new topological phenomena driven by the interplay between strong correlation effect and topology. However, its topological nature is still under debate. To examine the topological aspect, we demonstrate the nonmagnetic La and magnetic Ce doping dependence of the resistance of Sm B6 . Moreover, the resistance ratios of different thicknesses are analyzed to confirm the surface contribution. Lightly doped La samples show a purely conducting surface region at low temperature, whereas the lightly doped Ce samples do not have any conducting region at low temperature. Furthermore, based on the analysis of the electrical transport data of S m1 -xL axB6 (0.0 ≤x ≤1.0 ), an electronic phase diagram was found, composed of four regions: region I (0.0 ≤x ≤0.06 ), II (0.1 ≤x ≤0.15 ), III (x ≈0.2 ) , and IV (0.25 ≤x ≤1.0 ). Region I is characterized by the presence of conducting surface states, region II is characterized by the insulating phase due to the d -f hybridization gap without the conducting surface state, region III is characterized by the disappearance of the d -f hybridization gap and the existence of valence fluctuation, and region IV is a typical metallic state.

  1. Signature splitting in 129Ce

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    LIU Ying; WU Xiao-Guang; ZHU Li-Hua; LI Guang-Sheng; HE Chuang-Ye; LI Xue-Qin; PAN Bo; HAO Xin; LI Li-Hua; WANG Zhi-Min; LI Zhong-Yu; XU Qiang

    2009-01-01

    The high spin states of 129Ce have been populated via heavy-ion fusion evaporation reaction 96Mo (37C1, 1p3n) 129Ce. The γ-γ coincidence and intensity balance used to measure the B(M1; I→I-1)/B(E2; I→I-2) (the probability ratio of the dipole and quadrupole transition) in v7/2[523] rotational band of 129Ce. And the energy splitting (Δe') has been got through the experimental Routhians. The lifetimes and quadrupole moments Qt have been extracted from the lineshape analyses using DSAM. The deformation of the v7/2[523] rotational band of 129Ce was extracted from the Qt and moment of inertia JRR.

  2. Dopant Behaviours of Sm2O3 on Microstructure and Properties of Barium Zirconium Titanate Ceramics

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    王永力; 李龙土; 齐建全; 桂治轮

    2001-01-01

    The effect of Sm2O3-dopant on the sintering characteristics and dielectric properties of barium zirconium titanate ceramics (BaZrxTi1-xO3) was investigated. It is shown that trace amount of Sm2O3 can greatly affect the grain growth and densification of barium zirconium titanate ceramics during sintering. At the same time, the dielectric peak at high temperature shifts to lower temperature and that at low temperature shifts to higher temperature. The two dielectric peaks overlap with each other when the Sm2O3-dopant content varies from 0.25% to 1%, and the maximum relative dielectric constant is greatly enhanced. These effects may be attributed to the substitution actions of the rare earth element in perovskite lattice. At the doping content of 0.75%, the dielectric constant maximum of 23570 can be obtained. By adopting some proper additives, an excellent Y5V dielective material is obtained, and the room temperature properties are as follows: relative dielectric constant εRT≥23,000, dielectric loss tgδ≤0.0075 and the breakdown strength under alternating field Eb≥5 kV·mm-1.

  3. Hydrothermal alteration of monazite-(Ce) from the Santa Maria de Itabira pegmatite district (Minas Gerais, Brazil); Alteration hydrothermale des monazites-(Ce) des pegmatites du district de Santa Maria de Itabira (Minas Gerais, Bresil)

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    Bilal, E.; Arias Nalini, H.; Nasraoui, M. [Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines, 42 - Saint-Etienne (France). Dept. de Geochimie, Centre SPIN; Marciano, V.; Neves, J.M.C.; Fernandes, M.L. [Minas Gerais Univ., Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Inst. Geociencias; Fuzikawa, K. [Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear (CNEN), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Centro de Desenvolvimento de Tecnologia Nuclear

    1998-05-01

    Monazite-(Ce) is found in granitic pegmatites in the Santa Maria de Itabira pegmatite district (Minas Gerais, Brazil). During the magmatic stage, monazite-(Ce) seems to have had higher contents of cheralite and buttonite in the solid solution. The Th content in primary monazite-(Ce) is high and characteristic for each pegmatite body. During the late stage (albitisation), the mean LREE content in the altered zone is slightly higher and Th content is very low. The accessory mineral assemblages changed; buttonite and cheralite crystallize together with Th-poor and La-rich monazite-(Ce) at the border of altered crystals. Nd/Sm and U/Pb ratios also changed during the hydrothermal stage. (authors) 13 refs.

  4. Fare- og smågrisestalde

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    Petersen, H.W.; Bøndergaard, E.

    Byggebladssamlingen omfatter 4 eksempler på farestalde til løsgående søer, 10 eksempler på farestalde til bundne søer, samt 3 eksempler på smågrisestalde. Detailtegningsmaterialet omfatter krybber, rensegange, gødningskanaler, ventilationskanaler og gulve. Tegningerne omfatter flere udførelser af...

  5. SmAHTR-CTC Neutronic Design

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    Ilas, Dan [ORNL; Holcomb, David Eugene [ORNL; Gehin, Jess C [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    Building on prior experience for the 2010 initial SmAHTR neutronic design and on 2012 neutronic design for the advanced high temperature reactor (AHTR), this paper presents the main results of the neutronic design effort for the newly re-purposed SmAHTR-CTC reactor concept. The results are obtained based on full-core simulations performed with SCALE6.1. The dimensionality of the SmAHTR design space is reduced by using constraints originating in material fabricability, fuel licensing, molten salt chemistry, thermal-hydraulic and mechanical considerations. The new design represents in many regards a substantial improvement from the neutronic performance standpoint over the 2010 SmAHTR concept. Among other results, it is shown that fuel cycle length of over 2 years or discharged fuel burnup of 40GWd/MTHM are possible with a low, 8% fuel enrichment in a once-through fuel cycle, while 8-year once-through fuel cycle lengths are possible at higher fuel enrichments.

  6. Combined SM Higgs Limits at the Tevatron

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    Krumnack, N.

    2009-10-01

    We combine results from CDF and D{sup 0} on direct searches for a standard model (SM) Higgs boson (H) in p{bar p} collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. Compared to the previous Higgs Tevatron combination, more data and new channels WH {yields} {tau}{nu}b{bar b}, VH {yields} {tau}{tau}b{bar b}/jj{tau}{tau}, VH {yields} jjb{bar b}, t{bar t}H {yields} t{bar t}b{bar b} have been added. Most previously used channels have been reanalyzed to gain sensitivity. We use the latest parton distribution functions and gg {yields} H theoretical cross sections when comparing our limits to the SM predictions. With 2.0-3.6 fb{sup -1} of data analyzed at CDF, and 0.9-4.2 fb{sup -1} at D{sup 0}, the 95% C.L. upper limits on Higgs boson production are a factor of 2.5 (0.86) times the SM cross section for a Higgs boson mass of m{sub H} = 115 (165) GeV/c{sup 2}. Based on simulation, the corresponding median expected upper limits are 2.4 (1.1). The mass range excluded at 95% C.L. for a SM Higgs has been extended to 160 < m{sub H} < 170 GeV/c{sup 2}.

  7. Sintered pellets: A simple and cost effective method to predict the performance of GGAG:Ce single crystals

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    Meng, Fang, E-mail: fmeng2@vols.utk.edu [Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States); Scintillation Materials Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States); Koschan, Merry [Scintillation Materials Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States); Melcher, Charles L. [Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States); Scintillation Materials Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States); Cohen, Peter [Siemens Medical Solutions Molecular Imaging, Knoxville, TN 37932 (United States)

    2015-03-15

    Highlights: • Sintered pellets were firstly used to predict the performance of single crystals. • Similar properties between sintered pellets and single crystals were investigated. • B and Ba increase luminescence intensity in pellets and light yield in crystals. • Ca shortens photoluminescence decay in pellets and scintillation decay in crystals. - Abstract: Polycrystalline Gd{sub 3}Ga{sub 3}Al{sub 2}O{sub 12}:Ce (GGAG:Ce) pellets with various codopants were prepared via solid-state synthesis and characterized by X-ray diffraction, radioluminescence (RL), photoluminescence (PL), reflectivity and PL decay measurements. GGAG:Ce pellets codoped with B and Ba were found to have higher RL intensity than pellets with other codopants, while Ca codoping improved the decay time but reduced the RL intensity. These results were strongly correlated with the performance of these codopants in GGAG:Ce single crystals. The light yield of the single crystals codoped with B or Ba was ∼15% higher than the light yield of the GGAG:Ce crystal without codoping, while Ca codoping in single crystals resulted in lower light yield but shorter scintillation decay time (43 ns vs. 56 ns). The consistent performance of these codopants in both matrix forms indicates that sintering pellets may be used as a simple cost effective technique to evaluate compositions for likely single crystal scintillator performance.

  8. Leptonic B Decays at BaBar

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    Baracchini, Elisabetta; /Rome U. /INFN, Rome

    2011-11-10

    We will present the most recent results on leptonic B decays B{sup {+-}(0)} {yields} K*{sup {+-}(0)}{nu}{bar {nu}} and B{sup {+-}} {yields} {mu}{sup {+-}}{nu}, based on the data collected by the BaBar detector at PEP-II, an asymmetric e{sup +}e{sup -} collider at the center of mass energy of the {Upsilon}(4S) resonance. Rare B decays have always been a standard probe for New Physics (NP) searches. The very low Standard Model (SM) rate of these decays often make them unaccessible with the present experimental datasets, unless NP effects enhance the rate up to the current experimental sensitivity. Moreover, as NP effects can modify the decay kinematic, particular attention must be paid in order to perform a model independent analysis. A B-Factory provides an unique environment to investigate these processes. The high number of B{bar B} pairs produced by a B-Factory often allows to approach the needed experimental sensitivity. Moreover, the clean environment and the closed kinematic of the initial state enable to obtaining a very pure sample where to look for these decays.

  9. Leptonic B Decays at BaBar

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    Monorchio, Diego; /INFN, Naples /Naples U.

    2011-09-13

    The authors will present the most recent results on leptonic B decays B{sup {+-}(0)} {yields} K*{sup {+-}(0)} {nu}{bar {nu}} and B{sup {+-}} {yields} {mu}{sup {+-}}{nu}, based on the data collected by the BaBar detector at PEP-II, an asymmetric e{sup +}e{sup -} collider at the center of mass energy of the {Upsilon}(4S) resonance. Rare B decays have always been a standard probe for New Physics (NP) searches. The very low Standard Model (SM) rate of these decays often make them unaccessible with the present experimental datasets, unless NP effects enhance the rate up to the current experimental sensitivity. Moreover, as NP effects can modify the decay kinematic, particular attention must be payed in order to perform a model independent analysis. A B-Factory provides an unique environment where to investigate these processes. The high number of B{bar B} pairs produced by a B-Factory often allows to approach the needed experimental sensitivity. Moreover, the clean environment and the closed kinematic of the initial state enable to obtaining a very pure sample where to look for these decays.

  10. (RE)BaCuO/Ag Composites: The Role of Silver in Bulk Materials and Joints

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    2003-01-01

    We have investigated the phase equilibria in (RE)BaCuO/Ag systems, the influence of Ag on the processing of (RE)BaCuO/Ag composites and the resulting properties. YBaCuO/Ag composites have been grown by the modified melt crystallization process with YBa2Cu3O7, Y2O3, Pt and Ag2O in the precursor. The improved strength of the YBaCuO/Ag composites compared with the conventional YBaCuO bulk material permitted us to magnetize these materials to achieve trapped fields up to 16 T (at 24 K) in the gap of a mini-magnet. The investigation of the microstructure revealed a remarkable increase of the spacing between micro-cracks especially of those perpendicular to a/b-planes when 12 wt% Ag was added. In the case of SmBaCuO/Ag composites, Ag has a strong influence on processing and causes interactions between RE123 seeds and the sample. We show the growth of single-grain SmBaCuO/Ag composites in air and discuss the influence of post-annealing on increasing Tc and Jc. Furthermore, YBaCuO/Ag composites have been shown to be appropriate materials used as a solder to join large single grains to large arrays or to "repair" grain boundaries in arrays grown by a multiseeding technique.

  11. Preparation and quality control of {sup 153}Sm radiopharmaceuticals

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    Swasono, R. Tamat; Widyastuti, W.; Purwadi, B.; Laksmi, I. [Radioisotope Production Center - BATAN, Jakarta (Indonesia)

    1998-10-01

    The paper summarizes the preparation and quality control of {sup 153}Sm-EDTMP and three {sup 153}Sm-radiosynovectomy agents. Natural and enriched Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3} (98.7% {sup 152}Sm) irradiated in RSG-GAS 30 MW reactor yielded pure and high specific activity {sup 153}Sm. Labeling of EDTMP with {sup 153}Sm was carried out by mixing {sup 153}SmCl{sub 3} solution of pH 4.0 to an EDTMP solution at room temperature then pH adjustment to 8. The {sup 153}Sm-EDTMP complex was separated from the free {sup 153}Sm{sup +3} on a Chelex 100 column. Radiochemical purity was determined by thin layer chromatography using Cellulose sheets and pyridine: ethanol: water (1: 2: 4) mixture as solvent. The {sup 153}Sm-EDTMP has been shown to be stable for two weeks. Three particulate preparations of {sup 153}Sm used for the irradiation of chronic synovitis have been studied. They are hydroxyapatite particles, human serum albumin microspheres and ferric hydroxide macroaggregates. The {sup 153}Sm-ferric hydroxide macroaggregates were prepared in a single step by coprecipitation of {sup 153}Sm in the formation of Fe(OH){sub 3}. Preparation of {sup 153}Sm-labelled hydroxyapatite particles and {sup 153}Sm-labelled albumin microspheres were carried out by {sup 153}Sm labelling of previously prepared particles. Radiolabelling efficiency were greater than 95% for hydroxyapatite particles and macroaggregates and was lower than 20% for albumin microspheres. The particle sizes were inspected using an optical microscope with a haemocytometer and micrometric ocular. (author)

  12. New AMS method to measure the atom ratio {sup 146}Sm/{sup 147}Sm for a half-life determination of {sup 146}Sm

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    Kinoshita, N. [Tandem Accelerator Complex, Research Facility Center for Science and Technology, University of Tsukuba (Japan); Paul, M., E-mail: paul@vms.huji.ac.il [Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904 (Israel); Alcorta, M. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Bowers, M.; Collon, P. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5670 (United States); Deibel, C.M. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 46624 (United States); DiGiovine, B. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Goriely, S. [Universite Libre de Bruxelles, CP-226, Brussels 1050 (Belgium); Greene, J.P.; Henderson, D.J.; Jiang, C.L. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Kashiv, Y. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5670 (United States); Kay, B.P.; Lee, H.Y.; Marley, S.T. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Nakanishi, T. [Faculty of Chemistry, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University (Japan); Pardo, R.C.; Patel, N.; Rehm, K.E. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Robertson, D. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5670 (United States); and others

    2013-01-15

    The extinct p-process nuclide {sup 146}Sm (t{sub 1/2} = 103 {+-} 5 Myr) is known to have been present in the Early-Solar System and has been proposed as an astrophysical chronometer. {sup 146}Sm is also intensely used to date meteorite and planetary differentiation processes, enhancing the importance of an accurate knowledge of the {sup 146}Sm half-life. We are engaged in a new determination of the {sup 146}Sm half-life in which the {sup 146}Sm/{sup 147}Sm atom ratio is determined by accelerator mass spectrometry at the ATLAS facility of Argonne National Laboratory. In order to reduce systematic errors in the AMS determination of the {sup 146}Sm/{sup 147}Sm ratios (in the range of 10{sup -7}-10{sup -9}), {sup 146}Sm and {sup 147}Sm ions were alternately counted in the same detector in the focal plane of a gas-filled magnet, respectively in continuous-wave and attenuated mode. Quantitative attenuation is obtained with the 12 MHz pulsed and ns-bunched ATLAS beam by chopping beam pulses with an RF sweeper in a ratio (digitally determined) down to 1:10{sup 6}. The experiments and preliminary results are discussed.

  13. 31 CFR 208.5 - Availability of the ETA SM.

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    2010-07-01

    ... ETAs SM as Treasury's Financial Agent. A Federally-insured financial institution that elects to offer... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Availability of the ETA SM. 208.5... DISBURSEMENTS § 208.5 Availability of the ETA SM. An individual who receives a Federal benefit, wage, salary,...

  14. Kampen om det sibiriske smør

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    Larsen, Inge Marie

    2001-01-01

    Afhandlingen følger opbygningen af og udviklingen i den vestsibiriske smørsektor og den internationale handel med sibirisk smør. Hvordan gik det til, at Rusland blev verdens næststørste smøreksportør? Indfaldsvinkelen er lokal sibirisk, national russisk og global, idet danske og engelske firmaers...

  15. 掺杂纳米CeO2块材的热稳定性研究%Thermal Stability of Doped Nanocrystalline Ceria Bulk

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    王成云; 钱逸泰

    2002-01-01

    采用水热法合成了多种掺杂CeO2纳米粉,并研究其烧结性能,发现不同类型的金属氧化物掺杂对CeO2纳米粉的烧结性能有不同的影响.CdO有助于CeO2的烧结生长,而Al2O3,ZrO2则阻碍CeO2的烧结生长:MgO,CaO,SrO,BaO在较低温度下阻碍CeO2的烧结生长,在较高温度下则反而有助于CeO2的烧结生长,同时结晶析出杂质相.

  16. Layered perovskite oxide Y0.8Ca0.2BaCoFeO5+δas a novel cathode material for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells

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    余良浩; 陈永红; 顾庆文; 田冬; 卢肖永; 孟广耀; 林彬

    2015-01-01

    A layered perovskite oxide Y0.8Ca0.2BaCoFeO5+δ(YCBCF) was synthesized as a novel cathode material for intermedi-ate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs) by citric acid-nitrates self-propagating combustion method. The phase and micro-structure of YCBCF were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), respectively. The aver-age thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) of YCBCF was 14.6×10–6 K–1, which was close to other materials of SOFC at the range of RT–1000 ºC. An open-circuit potential of 0.75 V and a maximum output power density of 426 mW/cm2 were obtained at 650 ºC in a Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (SDC)-based anode-supported SOFC by using humidified (~3%H2O) hydrogen as fuel and static air as oxidant. The results indicated that the YCBCF was a promising cathode candidate for IT-SOFCs.

  17. SM09A and SM09B: Romaine Lettuce Breeding Lines Resistant to Dieback and with Improved Shelf-life.

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    SM09A and SM09B are F8 romaine breeding lines of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) resistant to dieback and with good shelf-life. SM09B was selected from a cross between ‘Darkland’ and PI491224, while SM09A was developed from ‘Green Towers’ × (‘Darkland’ × PI491224). Resistance to the disease in both bree...

  18. Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr isotopic data on the sanukitoid intrusions of the Karelia, Baltic Shield

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    Kovalenko, A. V.; Savatenkov, V. M.

    2003-04-01

    Sanukitoid intrusions from the Baltic Shield form post-tectonic differentiated intrusions 2.74-2.72 Ga old (Chekulaev, 1999, Lobach-Zhuchenko et al., 2000). They are represented by alkaline and calc-alkaline types which have high mg# (up to 0.6), strong LREE enrichment (Ce(N)=80-150, Yb(N)=4-7, Ce(N)/Yb(N)>20), high Sr, Ba (>1000 ppm), P2O5 (up to 1.5%) and Cr, Ni concentrations. Some intrusions contain rocks varying from ultramafite to quartz syenite. All sanukitoids are intruded by lamprophyre dykes having similar geochemical signatures. In this study we focus on the Karelian greenstone terrain within the Baltic Shield, in which sanukitoids are restricted to the younger western and central domains (2.7-2.9 Ga). Sanukitoids appear to be absent from the older Vodlozero domain (>3.0 Ga) in eastern Karelia (Lobach-Zhuchenko et al., 2000, Lobach-Zhuchenko et al., in press). About 70 Sm-Nd isotopic data on the sanukitoids of the Karelia were obtained. There is the regional distinction of the isotope composition of the rocks between the Central and West Karelian domains. The initial Epsilon Nd values and TDM range from +1.1 to +2.0 and 2.70-2.85 Ga accordingly in the youngest Central Karelian domain. The West Karelian intrusions yield an initial Epsilon Nd of -0.3- +0.7 and give the older TDM of about 2.82-2.92 Ga. It is to be noted that some intrusions of the Central Karelia domain, occurred closely to the ancient Vodlozero domain, also exhibit a similar range of initial Epsilon Nd and TDM to the intrusions of the West Karelia. There are narrow Nd isotopic compositional ranges within the individual intrusions. Rb-Sr isotopic system was studied in sanukitoids and lamprophyres of differentiated Panozero intrusion, Central Karelia. The initial 87Sr/86Sr isotope ratios range from 0.7000 to 0.7021 in these rocks indicating the derivation of these magmas from depleted mantle. Very low initial 87Sr/86Sr isotope ratios of the sanukitoids confirm the Nd isotopic characteristics

  19. Fracture in sintered Sm-Co permanent magnetic materials

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    LI; Anhua(李安华); DONG; Shengzhi(董生智); LI; Wei(李卫)

    2003-01-01

    The bending strength and fracture toughness of sintered Sm-Co permanent magnetic materials are measured. A scanning electron microscope equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray analysis system is employed to investigate the bending fractography. The fracture behavior and micromechanism are discussed. The fracture behavior of sintered Sm-Co permanent magnetic materials exhibits cleavage fracture. Some Sm-rich impurities are found in fracture plane, suggesting that the Sm-rich impurities help reduce the cleavage brittleness of sintered Sm-Co permanent magnetic materials. The possible methods for improving the strength and toughness are also proposed.

  20. Octupole collectivity in the Sm isotopes

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    Babilon, M. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States). Wright Nuclear Structure Lab.]|[Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany). Inst. fuer Kernphysik; Zamfir, N.V. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States). Wright Nuclear Structure Lab.]|[National Inst. for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Bucharest (Romania); Kusnezov, D. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States). Sloane Physics Lab.; McCutchan, E.A. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States). Wright Nuclear Structure Lab.; Zilges, A. [Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany). Inst. fuer Kernphysik

    2005-08-27

    Microscopic models suggest the occurrence of strong octupole correlations in nuclei with N{approx}88. To examine the signatures of octupole correlations in this region, the spdf Interacting Boson Approximation (IBA) Model is applied to the Sm isotopes with N = 86 - 92. The effects of including multiple negative parity bosons in the basis are compared to more standard one negative parity boson calculations and are analyzed in terms of signatures for strong octupole correlations. It is found that multiple negative parity bosons are needed to describe properties at medium spin. Bands with strong octupole correlations (multiple negative parity bosons) become yrast at medium spin in {sup 148,150}Sm. This region shares some similarities with the light actinides, where strong octupole correlations were also found at medium spin. (orig.)

  1. Luminescence and spectroscopic properties of Sm{sup 2+} and Er{sup 3+} doped SrI{sub 2}

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    Alekhin, Mikhail S.; Awater, Roy H.P. [Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department RST-FAME, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, 2629 JB Delft (Netherlands); Biner, Daniel A.; Krämer, Karl W. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern, Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Bern (Switzerland); Haas, Johan T.M. de [Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department RST-FAME, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, 2629 JB Delft (Netherlands); Dorenbos, Pieter, E-mail: P.Dorenbos@tudelft.nl [Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department RST-FAME, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, 2629 JB Delft (Netherlands)

    2015-11-15

    The scintillation and luminescence properties of SrI{sub 2}:1% Sm{sup 2+} and SrI{sub 2}:1% Er{sup 3+} are reported. Single crystals were grown by the vertical Bridgman technique. Broad band Sm{sup 2+} 5d–4f emission was observed centered at 750 nm with a radiative lifetime of 1.25 µs. The photoluminescence decay time increases with temperature due to self-absorption. With Er{sup 3+} a clear charge transfer band was identified at 295 nm. The spectroscopic properties of Sm{sup 2+} and Er{sup 3+} are compared with those of Eu{sup 2+}, Yb{sup 2+}, Ce{sup 3+}, and Nd{sup 3+} doped in SrI{sub 2}. The results are combined to construct a diagram with the vacuum referred electron binding energies for all divalent and trivalent lanthanide ions in SrI{sub 2} which is fully consistent with the spectroscopic observations. - Highlights: • 750nm 5d–4f emission has been observed for Sm{sup 2+} in SrI{sub 2}. • A valence band to Er{sup 3+} charge band has been observed for Er{sup 3+} in SrI{sub 2}. • A binding energy diagram has been constructed from data on lanthanides in SrI{sub 2}.

  2. RESONANT PHOTOEMISSION OF BULK CeO2 AND NANO—CeO2 FILMS

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    M.I.Abbas; K.Ibrahim; Z.Y.Wu; J.Zhang; F.Q.Liu; H.J.Qian

    2001-01-01

    Photoemission behaviors of nano-CeO2 films with parlicle sizes ranging from 8nm to 50nm and bulk CeO2 in Ce 4d-4f absorption region have been investigated.Resonant enhancements of Ce 4f valance band and Ce 5p bands for nano film and bulk material have been observed.The variation of electron density of Ce 4d-4f resonace.

  3. The Naturalness of the Fourth SM Family

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    Sultansoy, S

    2009-01-01

    The necessity of the fourth family follows from the SM basics. According to flavor democracy the Dirac masses of the fourth SM family fermions are almost equal with preferable value 450 GeV, which corresponds to common (for all fundamental fermions) Yukawa coupling equal to SU(2) gauge coupling gW. In principle, one expect u4 a little bit lighter than d4, while nu4 could be essentially lighter than l4 due to Majorana mass terms for right-handed components of neutrinos. Obviously, the fourth family quarks will be copiously produced at the LHC. However, the first indication of the fourth SM family may be provided by early Higgs boson observation due to almost an order enhancement of the gluon fusion to Higgs cross-section. For the same reason the Tevatron still has a chance to observe the Higgs boson before the LHC. Concerning the fourth family leptons, in general, best place will be NLC/CLIC. However, for some mass regions and MNS matrix elements double discovery of both the nu4 and H could be possible at the ...

  4. High-perfomance Ce-doped multicomponent garnet single crystalline film scintillators

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    Zorenko, Yu.; Gorbenko, V.; Zorenko, T. [Institute of Physics, Kazimierz Wielki, University in Bydgoszcz, Powstancow, Wielkopolskich str., 2, 85090, Bydgoszcz (Poland); Department of Electronics of Ivan Franko, National University of Lviv, Gen. Tarnavskiy str. 17, 79017, Lviv (Ukraine); Sidletskiy, O. [Institute for Single Crystals, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lenina str., 60, 61001, Kharkiv (Ukraine); Fedorov, A. [SSI Institute for Single Crystals, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lenina str., 60, 61178, Kharkiv (Ukraine); Bilski, P.; Twardak, A. [Institute of Nuclear Physic, Polish Academy of Sciences, Radzikowskiego str., 176, 31-342, Krakow (Poland)

    2015-08-15

    We report for the first time the optimized content and excellent scintillation properties of single crystalline film (SCF) scintillators of multicomponent Gd{sub 3-x}Lu{sub x} Al{sub 5-y}Ga{sub y} O{sub 12}:Ce garnet compounds grown by liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) method. The Gd{sub 1.5}Lu{sub 1.5}Al{sub 2.75}Ga{sub 2.25}O{sub 12}:Ce and Gd{sub 3}Al{sub 2.75-2}Ga{sub 2.25-3}O{sub 12}:Ce SCF show the light yield (LY) comparable with that of high-quality bulk crystal analogues of these garnets but faster scintillation decay and very low thermoluminescence in the above room temperature range. To our knowledge, these SCF possess the highest LY values ever obtained in LPE grown garnet SCF scintillators exceeding by at least 1.5-1.6 times the values previously reported for SCF scintillators. Left figure: image of Gd{sub 1.5}Lu{sub 1.5}Al{sub 2.75}Ga{sub 2.25}O{sub 12}:Ce (PbO) (inset, left) and Gd{sub 3}Al{sub 2.35}Ga{sub 2.65}O{sub 12}:Ce (BaO) (inset, right) SCF scintillators, grown by LPE method onto Gd{sub 3}Al{sub 2.5}Ga{sub 2.5}O{sub 12} (GAGG) substrate; in the middle, green-yellow light emitting by Gd{sub 1.5}Lu{sub 1.5}Al{sub 2.75}Ga{sub 2.25}O{sub 12}:Ce (BaO) SCF under 350 nm laser illumination. Right figure: XRD pattern of (1200) planes of the Gd{sub 1.5}Lu{sub 1.5}Al{sub 2.75}Ga{sub 2.25}O{sub 12}:Ce (PbO) (black) and Gd{sub 3}Al{sub 2.75}Ga{sub 2.25}O{sub 12}:Ce (BaO) (red) SCFs, grown onto GAGG substrates. The film/substrate lattice misfit is -0.73% and -0.3%, respectively. (copyright 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  5. 31 CFR 585.413 - Imports of goods originating in the FRY (S&M), and purchases of goods from the FRY (S&M).

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    2010-07-01

    ... FRY (S&M), and purchases of goods from the FRY (S&M). 585.413 Section 585.413 Money and Finance... of goods originating in the FRY (S&M), and purchases of goods from the FRY (S&M). Goods originating in the FRY (S&M) imported into the United States pursuant to an authorization or license are...

  6. Problematika zvyšování podílu R - materiálu v asfaltových směsích

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    Urbanec, Luboš

    2013-01-01

    Předmětem této diplomové práce je problematika asfaltových směsí se zvyšujícím se podílem R-materiálu. V teoretické části práce jsou definovány pojmy recyklace a R-materiál a popsány druhy recyklace. Praktická část se věnuje výrobě a zkoušení asfaltových směsí s různým obsahem R-materiálu. Navrhovaná asfaltová směs je asfaltový beton pro podkladní vrstvy ACP22+. Obsah R-materiálu ve směsích je 0%, 30%, 50% a 70%. Jako speciální přísada pro změkčení asfaltu z R-materiálu se používá přísada STO...

  7. Localisation of gamma-ray interaction points in thick monolithic CeBr3 and LaBr3:Ce scintillators

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    Ulyanov, Alexei; Morris, Oran; Roberts, Oliver J.; Tobin, Isaac; Hanlon, Lorraine; McBreen, Sheila; Murphy, David; Nelms, Nick; Shortt, Brian

    2017-02-01

    Localisation of gamma-ray interaction points in monolithic scintillator crystals can simplify the design and improve the performance of a future Compton telescope for gamma-ray astronomy. In this paper we compare the position resolution of three monolithic scintillators: a 28×28×20 mm3 (length×breadth × thickness) LaBr3:Ce crystal, a 25×25×20 mm3 CeBr3 crystal and a 25×25×10 mm3 CeBr3 crystal. Each crystal was encapsulated and coupled to an array of 4×4 silicon photomultipliers through an optical window. The measurements were conducted using 81 keV and 356 keV gamma-rays from a collimated 133Ba source. The 3D position reconstruction of interaction points was performed using artificial neural networks trained with experimental data. Although the position resolution was significantly better for the thinner crystal, the 20 mm thick CeBr3 crystal showed an acceptable resolution of about 5.4 mm FWHM for the x and y coordinates, and 7.8 mm FWHM for the z-coordinate (crystal depth) at 356 keV. These values were obtained from the full position scans of the crystal sides. The position resolution of the LaBr3:Ce crystal was found to be considerably worse, presumably due to the highly diffusive optical interface between the crystal and the optical window of the enclosure. The energy resolution (FWHM) measured for 662 keV gamma-rays was 4.0% for LaBr3:Ce and 5.5% for CeBr3. The same crystals equipped with a PMT (Hamamatsu R6322-100) gave an energy resolution of 3.0% and 4.7%, respectively.

  8. Synthesis and characterization of (Ba,Yb doped ceria nanopowders

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    Branko Matović

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Nanometric size (Ba, Yb doped ceria powders with fluorite-type structure were obtained by applying selfpropagating room temperature methods. Tailored composition was: Ce0.95−xBa0.05YbxO2−δ with fixed amount of Ba − 0.05 and varying Yb content “x” from 0.05 to 0.2. Powder properties such as crystallite and particle size and lattice parameters have been studied. Röntgen diffraction analyses (XRD were used to characterize the samples at room temperature. Also, high temperature treatment (up to 1550°C was used to follow stability of solid solutions. The mean diameters of the nanocrystals are determined from the full width at half maxima (FWHM of the XRD peaks. It was found that average diameter of crystallites is less than 3 nm. WilliamsonHall plots were used to separate the effect of the size and strain in the nanocrystals.

  9. Thermal properties of perovskite RCeO{sub 3} (R = Ba, Sr)

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    Shukla, Aarti, E-mail: aarti.phy@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal 462026 (India); Parey, Vanshree; Thakur, Rasna [Department of Physics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal 462026 (India); Srivastava, Archana [Department of Physics, Sri Sathya Sai College for women, Bhopal 462024 (India); Gaur, N.K. [Department of Physics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal 462026 (India)

    2015-08-20

    Highlights: • (Ba,Sr)CeO{sub 3} are high temperature protonic conductor materials. • This makes their thermal properties very interesting. • MRIM has successfully predicted the thermodynamic properties. • The computed results are in good agreement with the available experimental data. • Present results will serve as guide to experimental workers in future. - Abstract: We have investigated the bulk modulus and thermal properties of proton conducting perovskite RCeO{sub 3} (R = Ba, Sr) for the first time by incorporating the effect of lattice distortion in modified rigid ion models (MRIM). The computed bulk modulus, specific heat, thermal expansion coefficient and other thermal properties of BaCeO{sub 3} and SrCeO{sub 3} reproduce well with the available experimental data. In addition the cohesive energy (ϕ), molecular force constant (f), reststrahlen frequency (ν), Debye temperature (θ{sub D}) and Gruneisen parameter (γ) are also reported and discussed. The specific heat results can further be improved by taking into account the spin and the orbital ordering contribution in the specific heat formulae.

  10. Quaternary equiatomic compounds LnZnSbO(Ln=La-Nd, Sm) with ZrCuSiAs-type structure

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    Wollesen, P.; Kaiser, J.W.; Jeitschko, W. [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Anorganisch-Chemisches Inst.

    1997-12-01

    The five compounds LnZnSbO (Ln = La - Nd, Sm) were prepared by annealing cold-pressed pellets of the lanthanoids, zinc oxide, and antimony, or by reacting these components in a NaCl/KCl flux. They crystallize with the tetragonal ZrCuSiAs type structure, which was refined from single-crystal X-ray data of CeZnSbO : P 4/nmm, a = 419.76(4), c = 947.4(1) pm, Z = 2, R = 0.022 for 165 structure factors and 12 variable parameters. Chemical bonding in this and the formally isotypic compound CeZn{sub 1-x}Sb{sub 2} is briefly discussed. (orig.) 36 refs.

  11. Temperature and host dependence of the transition interference between f–f and f–d transitions of Sm{sup 2+} in matlockites

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    Pal, Prodipta, E-mail: prodipta.pal08@gmail.com [Département de Chimie Physique,Sciences II, Université de Genève, 30, Quai Ernest-Ansermet, CH-1211 Genève 4 (Switzerland); Hagemann, Hans; Bill, Hans [Département de Chimie Physique,Sciences II, Université de Genève, 30, Quai Ernest-Ansermet, CH-1211 Genève 4 (Switzerland); Zhang, Jiahua [State Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Applications, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3888 Eastern South Lake Road, Changchun 130033 (China)

    2015-05-15

    The absorption spectra of Sm{sup 2+} doped in MFX (M=Sr, Ba; X=Cl, Br) crystals were studied within the range of 20,000–35,000 cm{sup −1} as a function of temperature and host. The absorption bands observed were described with a simple model developed by Wood and Kaiser using group theory. The temperature and host dependence on the {sup 7}F{sub 0}→{sup 5}D{sub 3} Fano resonance lines were investigated. BaFCl:Sm{sup 2+} system showed a “normal” {sup 7}F{sub 0}→{sup 5}D{sub 3} transition at 4 K in spite of similar crystal structure and absorption profile with other MFX hosts. New Fano resonances were observed in the absorption spectra at higher energies (23,000–25,000 cm{sup −1}) for all MFX:Sm{sup 2+} systems at 4 K which persist up to room temperature. Preliminary energy level calculation showed that these resonance lines involve the interaction between higher excited {sup 5}L{sub J} states of 4f{sup 6} configuration and 4f{sup 5}5d{sup 1} configuration. - Highlights: • The absorption spectra of Sm{sup 2+} doped in MFX (M=Sr, Ba; X=Cl, Br) crystals within the range of as a function of temperature and host. • The absorption bands described with a simple model developed by Wood and Kaiser using group theory. • BaFCl:Sm{sup 2+} system showed a “normal” {sup 7}F{sub 0}→{sup 5}D{sub 3} transition at 4 K in spite of similar crystal structure and absorption profile with other MFX hosts. • New Fano resonances observed in the absorption spectra at higher energies (23,000–25,000 cm{sup −1}) for all MFX:Sm{sup 2+} systems at 4 K which persist up to room temperature.

  12. Phase equilibria of Ba-R-Cu-O for coated conductor applications (R lanthanides and Y)

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    Wong-Ng, W.; Cook, L.P.; Levin, I.; Suh, J.; Feenstra, R.; Haugan, T.; Barnes, P

    2004-08-01

    Phase diagrams of the Ba{sub 2}RCu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x}(R = Nd, Sm, Gd, Y, and Er) superconductors, prepared under 100 Pa O{sub 2} at 810 deg. C, reflect the trend of the lanthanide contraction. The single-phase regions of Ba{sub 2-x}(Nd{sub 1+x-y}R{sup '}{sub y})Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+z} for R{sup '} = Gd, Y and Yb, and of Ba{sub 2-x}(R{sub 1+x-y}Y{sub y})Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+z} for R = Eu and Gd were determined. Using these data, both flux-pinning and melting properties can be tailored and optimized. The presence of a low temperature melt during formation of the Ba{sub 2}YCu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x} phase from barium fluoride amorphous precursor films is deemed important for producing quality tapes, and hence for rapid advancement of second-generation RABiTS/IBAD coated conductor technology. Our search for low melting liquid has focused on compositional vectors within the Ba, Y, Cu-O, F reciprocal system.

  13. Photoluminescence of Bi(2+)-doped BaSO4 as a red phosphor for white LEDs.

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    Cao, Renping; Peng, Mingying; Qiu, Jianrong

    2012-11-05

    Bi(2+)-doped BaSO(4) phosphor was synthesized in air via solid state reaction method. Three excitation bands and one emission band were observed at 260 nm ((2)P(1/2) → (2)S(1/2)), 452 nm ((2)P(1/2) → (2)P(3/2)(2)), 592 nm ((2)P(1/2) → (2)P(3/2)(1)), and 627 nm ((2)P(3/2)(1) → (2)P(1/2)), respectively. W-LEDs were demonstrated by using a blend composition of BaSO(4):Bi(2+) and YAG:Ce(3+) phosphors pumped with a 455 nm blue LEDs chip. The results indicate that BaSO(4):Bi(2+) phosphor is suitable as potential red phosphor for application in W-LEDs excited with blue LEDs chip.

  14. RESONANT PHOTOEMISSION OF BULK CeO2 AND NANO-CeO2 FILMS

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    M.I. Abbas; K. Ibrahim; Z.Y. Wu; J. Zhang; F.Q. Liu; H.J. Qian

    2001-01-01

    Photoemission behaviors of nano-CeO2 films with particle sizes ranging from 8nm 1o50nm and bulk CeO2 in Ce 4d-4f absorption region have been investigated. Resonantenhancements of Ce 4f valance band and Ce 5p bands for nano film and bulk materialhave been observed. The variation of electron density of states in valance bands ofnano and bulk structures of CeO2 is discussed in terms of Ce 4d-4f resonance.

  15. The influence of impurity on the critical thickness of the CeO2 buffer layer for coated conductors

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    PAN Min; HUANG Zheng; MA HuanFeng; QIANG WeiRong; WEI LianFu; WANG Long; ZHAO Yong

    2009-01-01

    The lattice parameters, band structure, density of state and elastic constant of RE-doped CeO2 (RE=Sm, Gd, Dy), the buffer material for coated HTS conductors, are calculated using the plane-wave method with paeudopotentials based on the density functional theory (DFT) of first-principle. The rule and mechanism of the effect of rare earth impurity on the critical thickness of the CeO2 buffer layer are in-vestigated. It is found that, in the range of the calculation, the changes of the lattice volume Ⅴ and elastic constant E* of CeO2 with the impurity are mainly determined by the increased electrons △ne of the system. The relationship of the elastic constant E* and increased electrons △ne is established. It is indicated that the critical thickness of the CeO2 single buffer layer doped with Sm, Gd, and Dy may be enhanced by 22%, 43% and 33%, respectively.

  16. Application of monodispersive anion exchangers in sorption and separation of y3+ from Nd3+ and Sm3+ complexes with dcta

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    Halina Hubicka; Dorota Kolody(n)ska

    2008-01-01

    Rare earth complexes with trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid (DCTA) of the Ln(dcta)- ype exhibited an unusual sequence of affinity on the polystyrene anion exchangers: pm3+>Nd3+>Sm3+>pr3+>Ce3+>Eu3+>Gd3+>La3+>Sc3+>Tb3+>Dy3+>Ho3+>y3+>Er3+>Tm3+>yb3+>Lu3+[1]. Taking into account the position of Y3+, Sm3+, and Nd3+ in this affinity series, for the monodispersive polystyrene anion exchangers, Lewafit MonoPlus M 500, Lewatit MonoPlus M 600, Lewatit MonoPlus MP 500, Lewatit MonoPlus MP 64,and for the heterodispersive anion exchanger, Lewatit MP 62, the weight (Dg,) and bed (Dv) distribution coefficients of these complexes and working ion exchange capacities (Cw) were determined. Based on these values, purifications of Y3+ from Nd3+ and y3+ from Sm3+ in the macro-micro component system on these anion exchangers were studied. The application potential of this method was highlighted for the separation of yz3+ in the presence of Nd3+ and Sm3+. With 1 L of monodispersive and strongly basic polystyrene gel anion exchanger Lewatit MonoPlus M 500 in the acetate form, it is possible to obtain approximately 79 g Y2O3 purified from Nd2O3 and 70 g Y2O3 purified from Sm2O3 in the same process condition.

  17. Ce que permet le document

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    Avec l’archive, à laquelle il est souvent associé, le document occupe une place centrale dans les expositions comme dans les publications actuelles sur l’art contemporain. Les présents ouvrages n’ont pas pour objectif d’apporter un éclairage à ce vaste tournant mnémonique qui semble s’emparer des pratiques et des discours sur l’art depuis le début de ce troisième millénaire, même si les contributions de certains de leurs auteurs pointent des éléments conjoncturels (l’après 11 septembre) ou te...

  18. Simultaneous in situ determination of U-Pb and Sm-Nd isotopes in monazite by laser ablation ICP-MS

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    Goudie, Dylan J.; Fisher, Christopher M.; Hanchar, John M.; Crowley, James L.; Ayers, John C.

    2014-06-01

    are presented for in situ simultaneous determination of U-Pb and Sm-Nd isotopes in monazite using the Laser Ablation Split-Stream (LASS) method. This method uses a laser ablation system coupled to a magnetic-sector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (HR) (ICP-MS) for measuring U-Pb isotopes and a multicollector (MC) ICP-MS for measuring Sm-Nd isotopes. Ablated material is split using a Y-connector and transported simultaneously to both mass spectrometers. In addition to Sm and Nd isotopes, the MC-ICP-MS is configured to also acquire Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, and Gd elemental abundances. This approach provides age, tracer isotope, and trace element data in the same ablation volume, reducing sampling problems associated with fine-scale zoning in accessory minerals and minimizing the material needed for ablation. Precision and accuracy of the U-Pb method (and the precision of the Sm-Nd method) is demonstrated with results from well-characterized monazite reference materials. The LASS results agree within uncertainty with the isotope dilution thermal ionization mass spectrometry (ID-TIMS) U-Pb dates. The accuracy of the Sm-Nd method is assessed by comparing the LA-MC-ICP-MS results with ID-TIMS determinations on a well-characterized, in-house monazite reference material. The LASS method is then applied to monazite from the Birch Creek Pluton in the White Mountains of California as a case study to illustrate the utility of this method for solving geologic problems. The U-Pb ages and Sm-Nd isotopic data from the LASS method support the conclusions drawn from previous results that monazite can record timing and information about the source region(s) of hydrothermal fluids.

  19. Search for rare B meson decays at the BaBar experiment

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    Cheaib, Racha

    2016-01-01

    b to s transitions are flavour-changing neutral current (FCNC) processes that play an important role in the search for physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). Contributions from virtual particles in the loop are predicted to deviate observables, such as the branching fraction, from their SM expectations. Using data from the BaBar experiment, we present the first search for the rare decay B to K tau tau. The BABAR results on the measurement of the angular asymmetries of B to Kstar l l, where l is an electron or muon, are also reported. In addition, using a time-dependent analysis of B to KS0 pi pi gamma, the mixing induced CP-asymmetry for the radiative FCNC decay, B to KS0 rho gamma, is measured, along with an amplitude analysis of the m (K pi) and m (K pi pi) spectrum.

  20. Ba isotopic signature for early differentiation between Cs and Ba in natural fission reactors

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    Hidaka, Hiroshi; Gauthier-Lafaye, François

    2008-08-01

    Ba isotopic studies of the Oklo and Bangombé natural fission reactors in east Gabon provide information on the geochemical behavior of radioactive Cs ( 135Cs and 137Cs) in a geological medium. Large isotopic deviations derived from fissiogenic Ba were found in chemical leachates of the reactor uraninites. The fissiogenic Ba isotopic patterns calculated by subtracting the non-fissiogenic component are classified into three types that show different magnifications of chemical fractionation between Cs and Ba. In addition, the isotopic signatures of fissiogenic 135Ba, 137Ba and 138Ba suggest an early differentiation between Cs and Ba of less than 20 years after the production of fissiogenic Cs and Ba. On the other hand, only small excesses of 135Ba ( ɛ < +1.8) and/or 137Ba ( ɛ < +1.3) were identified in some clay samples, which might have resulted from selective adsorption of 135Cs and 137Cs that migrated from the reactors by differentiation.

  1. Heavy fermion behaviour in the high pressure structure of CeSb{sub 2}

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    Fedoseev, Vitaly; Feng, Zhuo; Zou, Yang; Grosche, F. Malte [Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom); Giles, Terence; Niklowitz, Philipp [Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX (United Kingdom); Wilhelm, Heribert [Beamline I15, Diamond Light Source, Didcot OX11 0DE (United Kingdom); Lampronti, Giulio [Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ (United Kingdom)

    2015-07-01

    The Kondo lattice system CeSb{sub 2} crystallises in the orthorhombic SmSb{sub 2} structure and exhibits a series of magnetic phase transitions at low temperature. It has been reported to become ferromagnetic below 15 K, with the ordered moment oriented within the basal plane, and to undergo two further transitions at 9K and 12K. These transition are suppressed above a hydrostatic pressure p{sub c} ≅ 16 kbar. We present high pressure transport and x-ray diffraction results, which examine the high pressure state of CeSb{sub 2}. Our findings suggest that CeSb{sub 2} undergoes a drastic structural change at p{sub c} into a new and now fully resolved crystal structure. Whereas in the low pressure structure, CeSb{sub 2} is a local moment magnet, in the high pressure structure it exhibits transport properties characteristic of a heavy fermion material with a low Kondo temperature scale of the order of 10 K.

  2. Sm2+ sensitization of Nd3+ solid state lasers

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    Payne, Stephen A.; Chase, L. L.

    1986-08-01

    We have measured the Sm2→Nd3+ energy transfer efficiency in CaF2 and have found that the transfer ocurs through the dipole-dipole interaction. Although efficiencies of 0.9 can be achieved with reasonable levels of Nd3+ doping, the Sm2+ luminescence begins to quench at T≳220K.

  3. The crystallization of Al-Sm amorphous alloys

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    Rizzi, P. [Turin Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Chimica Inorganica; Baricco, M. [Turin Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Chimica Inorganica; Battezzati, L. [Turin Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Chimica Inorganica; Schumacher, P. [Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom). Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Science; Greer, A.L. [Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom). Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Science

    1995-12-31

    Amorphous alloys with composition Al{sub 100-x}Sm{sub x} (8 {<=} x {<=} 14) have been prepared by melt spinning in controlled atmosphere. The quenching conditions significantly influence the microstructure of as-quenched samples and their crystallization mechanisms. The crystallization was followed by means of DSC, XRD, TEM and SEM. Different mechanisms are observed as a function of composition. For low Sm content (Al{sub 92}Sm{sub 8}), a primary crystallization occurs at about 180 C, with the formation of Al nanocrystals with a grain size of about 15 nm. A polymorphic crystallization is found in Al{sub 90}Sm{sub 10}, with the formation of a metastable intermetallic phase at about 220 C. For higher Sm content (Al{sub 88}Sm{sub 12} and Al{sub 86}Sm{sub 14}), a eutectic crystallization at about 230 C gives a mixture of stable (Al and Al{sub 11}Sm{sub 3}) and metastable phases. (orig.)

  4. Multi-seeding melt growth process of bulk Y-Ba-Cu-O superconductors for engineering applications

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    Wongsatanawarid, A.; Seki, H.; Murakami, M.

    2010-06-01

    We have prepared polycrystalline and four-domain Y-Ba-Cu-O superconductors in a molar ratio of Y123: Y211 = 10: 4 with lwt% Ce02 addition by melt-processing in air. Trapped field measurements showed that four sharp peaks were observed in a four-domain bulk sample, showing that four grains were successfully formed without defects by a multi-seeding method. Force measurements showed that a four-domain Y-Ba-Cu-O sample exhibited higher repulsive forces and smaller hysteresis loops than polycrystalline Y-Ba-Cu-O sample during the increasing and decreasing field processes, which implies higher pinning performance of the four-domain sample. With the aim of studying the transferable torque forces, we used a multi-pole magnet circuit with NSNS configuration. We confirmed that with the interaction of the magnet circuit, a four-domain Y-Ba-Cu-O sample showed larger forces than a polycrystalline sample both in the field-cooled and the zero-field-cooled mode. We also measured the torque forces acting between the magnet circuit and bulk Y-Ba-Cu-O samples by twisting the magnet circuit in the levitated state. Again a four-domain Y-Ba-Cu-O sample exhibited much higher torque forces than a polycrystalline sample. These results showed that multi-seeded Y-Ba-Cu-O sample with four-domains can be used for torque transfer apllications.

  5. Structural phase transition and superlattice misfit strain of RFeAsO (R=La,Pr,Nd,Sm)

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    Ricci, A.; Poccia, N.; Joseph, B.; Barba, L.; Arrighetti, G.; Ciasca, G.; Yan, J.-Q.; McCallum, R. W.; Lograsso, T. A.; Zhigadlo, N. D.; Karpinski, J.; Bianconi, A.

    2010-10-01

    The tetragonal-to-orthorhombic structural phase transition (SPT) in LaFeAsO (La-1111) and SmFeAsO (Sm-1111) single crystals measured by high-resolution x-ray diffraction is found to be sharp while the RFeAsO (R=La,Nd,Pr,Sm) polycrystalline samples show a broad continuous SPT. Comparing the polycrystalline and the single-crystal 1111 samples, the critical exponents of the SPT are found to be the same while the correlation length critical exponents are found to be very different. These results imply that the lattice fluctuations in 1111 systems change in samples with different surface to volume ratio that is assigned to the relieve of the temperature-dependent superlattice misfit strain between active iron layers and the spacer layers in 1111 systems. This phenomenon that is missing in the AFe2As2 (A=Ca,Sr,Ba) “122” systems, with the same electronic structure but different for the thickness and the elastic constant of the spacer layers, is related with the different maximum superconducting transition temperature in the 1111 (55 K) versus 122 (35 K) systems and implies the surface reconstruction in 1111 single crystals.

  6. Effect of BaO on catalytic performance of Pd-based catalysts for purification of gasoline-methanol exhaust

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    张雪乔; 赵明; 徐成华; 汪嘉扬; 陈耀强

    2014-01-01

    Barium oxide was developed successfully to modify palladium catalysts supported on CeO2-ZrO2-La2O3-Al2O3 (CZLA) compound oxides by impregnation method. N2 adsorption (BET), X-ray diffraction (XRD), H2-temperature-programmed reduction (H2-TPR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) were employed to characterize the influence of BaO on the physicochemical properties of catalyst. And catalytic activity tests for methanol, CO, C3H8 and NO conversion were evaluated. Catalytic activity re-sults showed that BaO had a positive effect on the conversion of all pollutants. H2-TPR results suggested that the addition of BaO in-creased the reductive ability of the palladium catalysts. The XPS results indicated that doping BaO also improved the dispersion of Pd species and increased the amounts of Ce3+on the Pd-Ba/CZLA catalyst surface, which led to a better redox property. The excellent redox property helped to improve the catalytic activities toward all the pollutants over Pd-based catalysts.

  7. Level lifetimes and quadrupole moments from Coulomb excitation in the Ba chain and the N = 80 isotones

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    Seweryniak D.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The chain of Barium isotopes enables us to study experimentally the evolution of nuclear quadrupole collectivity from the shell closure at N = 82 towards neutron-deficient or neutron-rich deformed nuclei. The TU Darmstadt group has investigated several nuclei from stable 130,132Ba up to radioactive 140,142Ba with the projectile-Coulomb excitation technique including the use of the Doppler-shift attenuation method (DSAM. Lifetimes of quadrupole-collective states of 132Ba and 140Ba were obtained for the first time as well as the static electric quadrupole moments Q(21+ for 130,132Ba and 140,142Ba. The results are compared to Monte Carlo shell model and Beyond-Mean-Field calculations. The phenomenon of shell stabilization in the N = 80 isotones is further investigated by measurements of the B(E2;21+ → 01+ values of 140Nd and 142Sm and comparison to the quasi-particle phonon model and shell-model calculations.

  8. GIFTS SM EDU Radiometric and Spectral Calibrations

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    Tian, J.; Reisse, R. a.; Johnson, D. G.; Gazarik, J. J.

    2007-01-01

    The Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) Sensor Module (SM) Engineering Demonstration Unit (EDU) is a high resolution spectral imager designed to measure infrared (IR) radiance using a Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS). The GIFTS instrument gathers measurements across the long-wave IR (LWIR), short/mid-wave IR (SMWIR), and visible spectral bands. The raw interferogram measurements are radiometrically and spectrally calibrated to produce radiance spectra, which are further processed to obtain atmospheric profiles via retrieval algorithms. This paper describes the processing algorithms involved in the calibration. The calibration procedures can be subdivided into three categories: the pre-calibration stage, the calibration stage, and finally, the post-calibration stage. Detailed derivations for each stage are presented in this paper.

  9. A Study of the Kinetics of the Electrochemical Deposition of Ce3+/Ce4+ Oxides

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    Valov, I.; Guergova, Desislava; Stoychev, D.

    The kinetics of cathodic electrodeposition of Ce3+ and/or Ce4+ oxides from alcoholic electrolytes on gold substrates has been studied. It was found that, depending on the oxygen content in the CeCl3-based electrolyte, Ce2O3 (in oxygen atmosphere) or CeO2 (in an inert atmosphere), respectively, were obtained. XPS studies clearly separated the two valence states of Ce ions in the oxide layers. The microstructure of the coatings was analyzed by atomic force microscopy (AFM).

  10. Cross sections of deuteron induced reactions on $^{nat}$Sm for production of the therapeutic radionuclide $^{145}$Sm and $^{153}$Sm

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    Tárkányi, F; Takács, S; Ditrói, F; Csikai, J; Ignatyuk, A V

    2014-01-01

    At present, targeted radiotherapy (TR) is acknowledged to have great potential in oncology. A large list of interesting radionuclides is identified, including several radioisotopes of lanthanides, amongst them $^{145}$Sm and $^{153}$Sm. In this work the possibility of their production at a cyclotron was investigated using a deuteron beam and a samarium target. The excitation functions of the $^{nat}$Sm(d,x)$^{145153}$Sm reactions were determined for deuteron energies up to 50 MeV using the stacked-foil technique and high-resolution $\\gamma$-ray spectrometry. The measured cross sections and the contributing reactions were analyzed by comparison with results of the ALICE, EMPIRE and TALYS nuclear reaction codes. A short overview and comparison of possible production routes is given.

  11. Removal of NOx with Porous Cell Stacks with La0.85Sr0.15CoxMn1-xO3+δ-Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 Electrodes Infiltrated with BaO

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    Werchmeister, Rebecka Maria Larsen; Bentzen, Janet Jonna; Andersen, Kjeld Bøhm;

    2014-01-01

    by infiltration with BaO or La0.85Sr0.15MnO3+δ. The cell stacks were tested in an atmosphere of 1000 ppm NO or NO2 + 10% O2 in Ar with 10% O2 in Ar as reference, and in the temperature range of 250 to 500 °C. The cell stacks were investigated electrochemically with cyclic voltammetry and polarization...

  12. GIFTS SM EDU Level 1B algorithms

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    Tian, Jialin; Gazarik, Michael J.; Reisse, Robert A.; Johnson, David G.

    2007-10-01

    The Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) Sensor Module (SM) Engineering Demonstration Unit (EDU) is a high resolution spectral imager designed to measure infrared (IR) radiances using a Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS). The GIFTS instrument employs three focal plane arrays (FPAs), which gather measurements across the long-wave IR (LWIR), short/mid-wave IR (SMWIR), and visible spectral bands. The raw interferogram measurements are radiometrically and spectrally calibrated to produce radiance spectra, which are further processed to obtain atmospheric profiles via retrieval algorithms. This paper describes the GIFTS SM EDU Level 1B algorithms involved in the calibration. The GIFTS Level 1B calibration procedures can be subdivided into four blocks. In the first block, the measured raw interferograms are first corrected for the detector nonlinearity distortion, followed by the complex filtering and decimation procedure. In the second block, a phase correction algorithm is applied to the filtered and decimated complex interferograms. The resulting imaginary part of the spectrum contains only the noise component of the uncorrected spectrum. Additional random noise reduction can be accomplished by applying a spectral smoothing routine to the phase-corrected spectrum. The phase correction and spectral smoothing operations are performed on a set of interferogram scans for both ambient and hot blackbody references. To continue with the calibration, we compute the spectral responsivity based on the previous results, from which, the calibrated ambient blackbody (ABB), hot blackbody (HBB), and scene spectra can be obtained. We now can estimate the noise equivalent spectral radiance (NESR) from the calibrated ABB and HBB spectra. The correction schemes that compensate for the fore-optics offsets and off-axis effects are also implemented. In the third block, we developed an efficient method of generating pixel performance assessments. In addition, a

  13. GIFTS SM EDU Level 1B Algorithms

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    Tian, Jialin; Gazarik, Michael J.; Reisse, Robert A.; Johnson, David G.

    2007-01-01

    The Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) SensorModule (SM) Engineering Demonstration Unit (EDU) is a high resolution spectral imager designed to measure infrared (IR) radiances using a Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS). The GIFTS instrument employs three focal plane arrays (FPAs), which gather measurements across the long-wave IR (LWIR), short/mid-wave IR (SMWIR), and visible spectral bands. The raw interferogram measurements are radiometrically and spectrally calibrated to produce radiance spectra, which are further processed to obtain atmospheric profiles via retrieval algorithms. This paper describes the GIFTS SM EDU Level 1B algorithms involved in the calibration. The GIFTS Level 1B calibration procedures can be subdivided into four blocks. In the first block, the measured raw interferograms are first corrected for the detector nonlinearity distortion, followed by the complex filtering and decimation procedure. In the second block, a phase correction algorithm is applied to the filtered and decimated complex interferograms. The resulting imaginary part of the spectrum contains only the noise component of the uncorrected spectrum. Additional random noise reduction can be accomplished by applying a spectral smoothing routine to the phase-corrected spectrum. The phase correction and spectral smoothing operations are performed on a set of interferogram scans for both ambient and hot blackbody references. To continue with the calibration, we compute the spectral responsivity based on the previous results, from which, the calibrated ambient blackbody (ABB), hot blackbody (HBB), and scene spectra can be obtained. We now can estimate the noise equivalent spectral radiance (NESR) from the calibrated ABB and HBB spectra. The correction schemes that compensate for the fore-optics offsets and off-axis effects are also implemented. In the third block, we developed an efficient method of generating pixel performance assessments. In addition, a

  14. Micromagnetic Simulation of Magnetization Reversal in SmCo5/Sm2Co17 Magnets

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    荣传兵; 张宏伟; 杜晓波; 张健; 张绍英; 沈保根

    2004-01-01

    A three-dimensional finite element micromagnetic algorithm was developed to study the magnetization reversal of the SmCo5/Sm2Co17 based magnets. The influences of the microstructure and magnetic parameters on the coercivity were studied based on the model consisting of 64 irregular cells according to the experimental microstructure. Numerical results show that the coercivity increases with increasing the 2∶17-type cell size. Large cell boundary thickness leads to small coercivity. The drop of anisotropy constant of 1∶5 phase leads to the coercivity reducing, while the effect of exchange constant of 1∶5 phase on coercivity is contrary to that of exchange constant. The calculated field dependence of coercivity can be predicted by an inhomogeneous domain-wall pinning model. The microstructure parameter was analyzed by comparing the calculated coercivity.

  15. Synthesis and sintering of samarium rich SmSxand its electrical property

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    Liang Li; Shinji Hirai; Yohei Tasaki

    2016-01-01

    Non-stoichiometric samarium monosulfide (SmSx, 0.55≤x≤1.2) was synthesized from Sm2S3and SmH3at 1273 K for 3 h under vacuum. The influence of reaction ratio of Sm2S3to SmH3on the fabrication of SmSxwas investigated. The fabrication of SmS required the molarratio of Sm2S3to SmH3above 1. Lattice parameter of synthetic SmSxincreasedfirstly and then decreasedto satu-rate following with the addition of SmH3content. SmSxcompact was sintered at 1373 K by spark plasma sintering. Density of syn-theticSmSxwas about 99% of theory density. Seebeck coefficient of n-type semiconductor SmSxdecreasedas temperature rose. The absolute valuewas distributed between 170–280 μV/K. The electrical resistivity of SmSx(0.86≤x≤1.07) decreasedwith tem-perature increasing and showedsimilar temperature dependence. The surplus Sm which randomly distributed in the SmSx (0.55≤x≤0.75) matrix led to a remarked reduction of electricalresistivity. The optimized power factor for SmS0.6and SmS0.75 couldreach 1500 μW/(K2·m)at 600 K.

  16. Detection of antifungal properties in Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei SM20, SM29, and SM63 and molecular typing of the strains.

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    Schwenninger, Susanne Miescher; von Ah, Ueli; Niederer, Brigitte; Teuber, Michael; Meile, Leo

    2005-01-01

    Lactobacilli isolated from different food and feed samples such as raw milk, cheese, yoghurt, olives, sour dough, as well as corn and grass silage, were screened for their antifungal activities. Out of 1,424 isolates tested, 82 were shown to be inhibitory to different yeasts (Candida spp. and Zygosaccharomyces bailii) and a Penicillium sp., which were previously isolated from spoiled yoghurt and fruits. Carbohydrate fermentation patterns suggested that a substantial portion, 25%, belonged to the Lactobacillus casei group, including L. casei, L. paracasei, and L. rhamnosus. The isolates SM20 (DSM14514), SM29 (DSM14515), and SM63 (DSM14516) were classified by PCR using species-specific primers to target the corresponding type strains (L. casei, L. paracasei, and L. rhamnosus) as controls. Further molecular typing methods such as randomly amplified polymorphic DNA, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, and sequencing analysis of the 16S rRNA gene allowed classifying strains SM20, SM29, and SM63 as L. paracasei subsp. paracasei in accordance with the new reclassification of the L. casei group proposed by Collins et al.

  17. Shorter 146Sm half-life and revised 146Sm-142Nd ages of planetary mantle differentiation

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    Kinoshita, N; Kashiv, Y; Collon, P; Deibel, C M; DiGiovine, B; Greene, J P; Henderson, D J; Jiang, C L; Marley, S T; Nakanishi, T; Pardo, R C; Rehm, K E; Robertson, D; Scott, R; Schmitt, C; Tang, X D; Vondrasek, R; Yokoyama, A

    2011-01-01

    The extinct short-lived nuclide 146Sm, synthesized in stellar events by the p-process, serves as both an astrophysical and geochemical chronometer through measurements of isotopic anomalies of its alpha-decay daughter 142Nd. Evidence of live 146Sm, quantitatively established for the early Solar System, constrains the time between p-process nucleosynthesis and condensation of the first solid materials. Samarium-146 is used also to date silicate mantle differentiation events in a number of planetary bodies, including Earth. We performed a new measurement of the 146Sm half-life and our result, t = 68\\pm7 (1sigma) million year (Ma), is significantly shorter than the value currently used for 146Sm-142Nd chronology (103\\pm5 Ma). We show here that the shorter 146Sm half-life value implies a higher initial Solar System ratio, (146Sm/144Sm)_0 = 0.0094\\pm0.0005 (2sigma), than the recently derived value 0.0085\\pm0.0007, or that used in most studies 0.008\\pm0.001. Planetary differentiation processes dated by 146Sm-142Nd ...

  18. Recyklace asfaltových směsí - variabilita vstupních parametrů R-materiálu

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    Tuháček, Martin

    2015-01-01

    Bakalářská práce se zabývá problematikou využívání R-materiálu při výrobě nových asfaltových směsí. V teoretické části práce jsou popsány metody recyklace asfaltových směsí. Praktická část se zaměřuje na maximální procentuální přidávané množství R-materiálu do nových asfaltových směsí. Konkrétně jsou zjišťovány mechanicko-fyzikální vlastnosti extrahovaného pojiva a křivky zrnitosti extrahovaného kameniva. Na základě provedených zkoušek je následně provedena klasifikace R-materiálu a je ověřen...

  19. INFLUENCE OF SYNTHESIS PROCESS ON THE COLOUR PROPERTIES OF MIXED OXIDE PIGMENT Bi1.5Zn0.5Ce2O7

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    Katerina Tesitelova

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The synthesis of a new inorganic pigment Bi1.5Zn0.5Ce2O7 is reported. The pigment was prepared by conventional solid-state reaction (SSR, suspension mixing (SM and precipitation reaction (PR with the goal of creating an environmentally benign pigment. The selected samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis. Focusing on pigmentary applications, specific properties of the samples were evaluated, such as colour parameters and particle size distribution. Dark yellow hues were obtained by using SSR and SM after the application samples into the organic binder in mass tone. The PR method was found to be the most suitable for the formation of dark yellow shades in the ceramic glaze. Based on obtained results, Bi1.5Zn0.5Ce2O7 could be considered as a perspective yellow pigment for colouring organic binder systems and ceramic glaze.

  20. Thermal neutron capture cross sections for the {sup 152}Sm(n,{gamma}){sup 153}Sm and {sup 154}Sm(n,{gamma}){sup 155}Sm reactions at 0.0536 eV energy

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    Uddin, M.S. [Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Savar, GPO Box No. 3787, Dhaka 1000 (Bangladesh)], E-mail: shuza88@yahoo.co.in; Chowdhury, M.H. [Department of Physics, Comilla Victoria Government College, Comilla (Bangladesh); Department of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka (Bangladesh); Hossain, S.M.; Latif, Sk.A.; Islam, M.A.; Hafiz, M.A.; Mubin, S.H.; Zakaria, A.K.M.; Yunus, S.M. [Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Savar, GPO Box No. 3787, Dhaka 1000 (Bangladesh); Azharul Islam, S.M. [Department of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    2008-11-15

    The neutron capture cross sections for the {sup 152}Sm(n,{gamma}){sup 153}Sm and {sup 154}Sm(n,{gamma}){sup 155}Sm reactions at 0.0536 eV neutron energy were measured using an activation technique based on the TRIGA Mark-II research reactor, relative to the reference reaction {sup 197}Au(n,{gamma}){sup 198}Au. The activity was measured nondestructively using gamma-ray spectroscopy. Our measured values at this neutron energy are the first ones and are compared with 1/v based evaluated cross sections reported in the ENDF/B-VII and JENDL-3.3 libraries. The measured value for the {sup 152}Sm(n,{gamma}){sup 153}Sm reaction is 0.28% lower than JENDL-3.3 and 0.48% higher than ENDF/B-VII. Our value for the production of {sup 155}Sm is about 3% and 2.3% higher than the evaluated value with ENDF/B-VII and JENDL-3.3 at 0.0536 eV, respectively.

  1. CeO2夹层在YSZ基SOFC中的研究进展%Research Progress on CeO2 Interlayer in YSZ-based SOFC

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    郝洪荣

    2009-01-01

    回顾了Y2O3、Sm2O3和Gd2O3掺杂的CeO2夹层(YDC、SDC和GDC)在Y2O3稳定的ZrO2(YSZ)基SOFC中的发展历史以及目前发展状况,分析了粉体的制备方法、夹层的沉积工艺、陶瓷烧结工艺对CeO2夹层性能的影响.从材料的化学相容性和热膨胀匹配等方面阐述了制备CeO2夹层的目的,对CeO2夹层大大提高电极性能进行了详尽的机理分析.指明了CeO2夹层对SOFC的重要作用和发展前景.

  2. Local structure of the Ce3+ ion the yellow emitting phosphor YAG:Ce

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    Ghigna, P.; Pin, S.; Ronda, C.; Speghini, A.; Piccinelli, F.; Bettinelli, M.

    2011-01-01

    The local structure of the Ce3+ ion in the yellow emitting YAG:Ce phosphor has been studied by Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structurespectroscopy in the 300−20 K temperature range. It has evidenced that the dopant Ce3+ replaces Y3+ in the garnet structure, giving rise to a significant expan

  3. A major Sm epitope anchored to sequential oligopeptide carriers is a suitable antigenic substrate to detect anti-Sm antibodies.

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    Petrovas, C J; Vlachoyiannopoulos, P G; Tzioufas, A G; Alexopoulos, C; Tsikaris, V; Sakarellos-Daitsiotis, M; Sakarellos, C; Moutsopoulos, H M

    1998-11-01

    A sensitive, highly reproducible, solid-phase enzyme immunoassay (ELISA), was developed in order to investigate whether the synthetic heptapeptide PPGMRPP-a major epitope of the Sm autoantigen-anchored in five copies to a sequential oligopeptide carrier (SOC), [(PPGMRPP)5-SOC5] is a suitable antigenic substrate to identify anti-Sm/antibodies. Sera with different autoantibody specificities [45 anti-Sm, 40 anti-U1RNP, 40 anti-Ro (SSA)/La(SSB) positive, 21 Antinuclear antibody positive, but negative for antibodies to extractable nuclear antigens (ANA + /ENA - ) and 75 normal human sera, ANA negative] and 75 sera from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were tested for anti-(PPGMRPP)5-(SOC)5 reactivity in order to evaluate the specificity and sensitivity of the method to detect anti-Sm antibodies. RNA immunoprecipitation assays for the detection of anti-Sm and anti-U1RNP antibodies and counter immunoelectrophoresis (CIE) for the detection of anti-Ro(SSA) and anti-La(SSB) antibodies were used as reference techniques. The sensitivity of the method was 98% and the specificity was 68% for the determination of anti-Sm antibodies, while for the determination of anti-Sm and/or anti-U1RNP reactivity (antibodies to snRNPs) the corresponding values were 82% and 86%, respectively. In a comparison of the above assay with an ELISA, using Sm/U1RNP purified complex as immobilized antigen it was shown that the sensitivity of the anti-Sm/U1RNP ELISA in detecting anti-snRNPs was 74%; in addition sera with anti-Sm antibodies gave higher binding in the anti-(PPGMRPP)5-(SOC)5 ELISA compared with anti-Sm/U1RNP ELISA. Intra- and inter-assay precision was measured on four sera with reactivities extending into a wide range of absorbance values showed that the intra-assay coefficient of variation (CV%) ranged from 2.7 to 6 and the inter-assay CV% ranged from 9 to 14.5. These results indicate that the PPGMRPP peptide anchored to a pentameric SOC as a carrier is a suitable antigen for

  4. The role of Ce(III) in BZ oscillating reactions

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    Nogueira, Paulo A.; Varela, Hamilton; Faria, Roberto B.

    2012-03-01

    Herein we present results on the oscillatory dynamics in the bromate-oxalic acid-acetone-Ce(III)/Ce(IV) system in batch and also in a CSTR. We show that Ce(III) is the necessary reactant to allow the emergence of oscillations. In batch, oscillations occur with Ce(III) and also with Ce(IV), but no induction period is observed with Ce(III). In a CSTR, no oscillations were found using a freshly prepared Ce(IV), but only when the cerium-containing solution was aged, allowing partial conversion of Ce(IV) to Ce(III) by reaction with acetone.

  5. Effect of fluxes on structure and luminescence properties of Y3Al5O12:Ce3+ phosphors

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    XU Shiqing; SUN Liuzheng; ZHANG Ying; JU Haidong; ZHAO Shilong; DENG Degang; WANG Huanping; WANG Baoling

    2009-01-01

    Ce3+-activated yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) was prepared by the solid-state reaction, in which H3BO3, LiF, NaF, KF and BaF2 were used as the fluxes. The effect of fluxes on optical properties of phosphors was studied in detail, especially the fluxes of alkali fluorides, which could enhance the emission intensity and change the wavelength of emission peaks. Among these YAG:Ce phosphors, the phosphor sintered with H3BO3 and NaF exhibited the strongest emission. The emission peaks of phosphors prepared with fluxes from LiF to KF were shifted to long wavelength. The effect of NaF concentration on the emission intensity of YAG:Ce was also investigated. The value of emis-sion intensity reached the maximum when the concentration of NaF was 0.5%.

  6. Microscopic calculation for α and heavier cluster emissions from proton rich Ba and Ce isotopes

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    Florescu, A.; Insolia, A.

    1995-08-01

    We present a completely microscopic approach for obtaining the preformation factors and the decay widths of α, 12Ca, and 16O cluster decays. We start from realistic single particle Woods-Saxon wave functions and include a large space BCS-type configuration mixing. A pairing interaction acting among valence particles, placed above a double magic core, was considered. The penetrability is evaluated within the WKB approximation. The model predictions are also checked for some well-known α and 14C decays from even-even nuclei.

  7. Hvordan vurderer vi småbørnstraumer?

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    Karsberg, Sidsel

    2012-01-01

    Der er meget begrænset viden om, i hvilken grad små børn påvirkes af traumatiske og stressfulde oplevelser. En meget udbredt teori har været, at helt små børn ikke påvirkes af disse oplevelser i samme grad som ældre børn og voksne, fordi de er for små til at sætte ord på dem. Nyere forskning vise...

  8. Determination of the {sup 151}Sm half-life

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    Be, Marie-Martine; Cassette, Philippe [CEA, LIST, Gif sur Yvette (France). LNE-Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel; Isnard, Helene [CEA-LANIE, Gif sur Yvette (France); and others

    2015-07-01

    New measurements have been undertaken to determine the half-life of {sup 151}Sm. A pure {sup 151}Sm solution was obtained after chemical separation from a samarium solution resulting from the dissolution of an irradiated samarium sample. The concentration of {sup 151}Sm in the solution was measured by mass spectrometry, combined with the isotope dilution technique. The activity of the solution was measured by liquid scintillation counting by six European laboratories as part of an international comparison. These combined results lead to a half-life of T{sub 1/2} = 94.6(6)a.

  9. PHONON SOFTENING IN INTERMEDIATE VALENT SmB6

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    Mörke, I.; Wachter, P.

    1981-01-01

    We have measured the Raman spectrum of a SmB6 single crystal and compared it to LaB6 and EuB6. Beside the three high energy Raman active phonons we found additional excitations in these compounds. Most prominent is a peak at 172 cm-1 for SmB6, 214 cm-1 for LaB6 and 220 cm-1 for EuB6. The spectra are analysed in terms of defect induced phonon scattering. The softening of the line in intermediate valent (IV) SmB6 is explained in analogy with the phonon anomalies found in other IV compounds.

  10. Light-induced scattering of light in NBS:Ce crystals

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    Voronov, V. V.; Dorosh, I. R.; Kuzminov, Iu. S.; Tkachenko, N. V.

    1980-11-01

    An experiment is described in which light-induced scattering of laser light was observed in Ce-doped (Sr/x/Ba/1-x/)/1-y/(Nb2O6)/y/ crystals with x = 0.61 and y = 0.4993. It is shown that the observed effect results from the holographic amplification of light scattered by crystal defects and that the observed asymmetry of the scattering is associated with the diffusion mechanism of hologram recording in crystals. A theoretical model of the scattering process is constructed for the diffusion recording mechanism.

  11. Combustion synthesis and luminescence properties of blue NaBaPO4:Eu2+ phosphor

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    SUN Jiayue; ZHANG Xiangyan; DU Haiyan

    2012-01-01

    The blue-emitting phosphor NaBaPO4:Eu2+ was prepared by the combustion method.The phase structure and microstructure of the as-prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM),respectively.Under the excitation wavelength of 360 nm,the emission spectrum exhibited only one blue band centering at 435 nm,which was ascribed to the 4f65d1→4f7transition on Eu2+ ions.Compared with the phosphor obtained by solid-state reaction method,the relative emission intensity of sample obtained by combustion method increased slightly.The decay times and the temperature dependence luminescence intensities (25-300 ℃) were discussed in order to further investigate the potential applications.Furthermore,Eu2+-doped NaBaPO4 phosphor showed higher thermally stable luminescence comparable to commercially available Y3Al5O12:Ce3+ (Y AG:Ce3+) phosphor.All the investigated suggestions that Na-BaPO4:Eu2+ is a good phosphor candidate applied in white light emitting diode.

  12. BaMa / Raivo Juurak

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    Juurak, Raivo, 1949-

    2002-01-01

    Eesti ülikoolide üleminekust 3+2 süsteemile. Lühend BaMa on tulnud kasutusele seoses Euroopa ülikoolide õppekavade reformimisega ning tähistab õppekava, kus esimese astme läbimise järel omandatakse bakalaureuse- ja teise järel magistrikraad. Õppekavade tüüpidest Eesti ja Euroopa Liidu kõrgkoolides ning Bologna deklaratsioonist

  13. Y-Ba Superconducting Ceramics

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    Shunbao, Tian; Xiaofei, Li; Tinglian, Wen; Zuxiang, Lin; Shichun, Li; Huijun, Yu

    Polycrystalline Y-Ba-Cu-O superconducting materials have been studied. It was found that chemical composition and processing condition may play an important role in the final structure and superconducting properties. The density has been determined and compared with the calculated value according to the structure model reported by Bell Labs. The grain size and the morphology of the materials were observed by SEM.

  14. Magnetic, thermodynamic and transport properties of novel non-centrosymmetric RCoSi3 (R=Pr, Nd and Sm) compounds

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    Nallamuthu, S.; Chandrasekaran, S. Selva; Murugan, P.; Reiffers, Marian; Nagalakshmi, R.

    2016-10-01

    Novel non-centrosymmetric RCoSi3 (R = Pr, Nd and Sm) compounds crystallize in tetragonal BaNiSn3 type structure with space group I4 mm. The bulk magnetic ordering of all the compounds were confirmed from heat capacity data. Magnetization measurements indicate that PrCoSi3 orders ferromagnetically at 5.9 K, while NdCoSi3 and SmCoSi3 order antiferromagnetically at 4 K and 8 K respectively. The magnetic transitions were also manifested by the slope change of temperature dependent resistivity at low temperatures. The energy level schemes created by crystal electric field splitting are determined from Schottky contribution to specific heat. The existence of magnon gap like features at low temperatures are consistent in both heat capacity and resistivity for NdCoSi3 and SmCoSi3. Large magnetoresistance is observed in NdCoSi3 and SmCoSi3. First principles electronic structure calculation based on density functional theory framework have been performed and compared with experimental data.

  15. F19 NMR study of the coupling between 4f and itinerant electrons in the pnictide superconductors SmFeAsO1-xFx (0.15≤x≤0.2)

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    Prando, G.; Carretta, P.; Rigamonti, A.; Sanna, S.; Palenzona, A.; Putti, M.; Tropeano, M.

    2010-03-01

    F19 NMR measurements in SmFeAsO1-xFx , for 0.15≤x≤0.2 , are presented. The nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate 1/T1 increases upon cooling with a trend analogous to the one already observed in CeCu5.2Au0.8 , a quasi-two-dimensional heavy-fermion intermetallic compound with an antiferromagnetic ground state. In particular, the behavior of the relaxation rate either in SmFeAsO1-xFx or in CeCu5.2Au0.8 can be described in the framework of the self-consistent renormalization theory for weakly itinerant electron systems. Remarkably, no effect of the superconducting transition on F19 1/T1 is detected, a phenomenon which can hardly be explained within a single band model.

  16. On Chinglish in C-E Interpretation

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    XIAO Gui-fang; LIU Jian-zhu; GUI Ren-na

    2005-01-01

    Based on the author's survey into the different interpretations of some terms from Chinese into English, the paper points out Chinglish exists universally in C-E interpretation.The author also puts forward some proposals on how to avoid and reduce Chinglish in the process of C-E interpretation after exploring its features and causes of Chinglish.

  17. Magnetic properties of Sm5Fe17 melt-spun ribbons and their borides

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Sm5Fe17 melt-spun ribbons exhibited low coercivity and partly or mostly consisted of the amorphous phase. Annealing of Sm5Fe17 melt-spun ribbon resulted in the formation of the Sm5Fe17 phase. The annealed Sm5Fe17 melt-spun ribbon exhibited a high coercivity. It was found that the addition of B to the Sm5Fe17 alloy resulted in the promotion of the Sm2Fe14B phase. Annealed Sm5Fe17Bx (x = 0.5 melt-spun ribbons consisted of the Sm5Fe17 phase together with the Sm2Fe14B and SmFe2 phases. On the other hand, annealed Sm5Fe17Bx (x = 1.0-1.5 melt-spun ribbons consisted of the Sm2Fe14B and SmFe2 phases without the Sm5Fe17 phase. The resultant Sm5Fe17Bx (x = 1.0-1.5 melt-spun ribbons still showed a coercivity of around 2 kOe. The annealed Sm5Fe17 melt-spun ribbon exhibited a high coercivity over 25 kOe and a remanence of 40 emu/g, whereas the annealed Sm5Fe17B1.0 melt-spun ribbon exhibited a high remanence of 65 emu/g and a coercivity of 2.0 kOe.

  18. Steam Electrolysis by Proton-Conducting Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells (SOECs) with Chemically Stable BaZrO3-Based Electrolytes

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    Bi, Lei

    2015-07-17

    BaZrO3-based material was applied as the electrolyte for proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells (SOECs). Compared with the instability of BaCeO3-based proton-conductors, BaZrO3-based material could be a more promising candidate for proton-conducting SOECs due to its excellent chemical stability under H2O conditions, but few reports on this aspect has been made due to the processing difficulty for BaZrO3. Our recent pioneering work has demonstrated the feasibility of using BaZrO3-based electrolyte for SOECs and the fabricated cell achieves relatively high cell performance, which is comparable or even higher than that for BaCeO3-based SOECs and offers better chemical stability. Cell performance can be further improved by tailoring the electrolyte and electrode. © The Electrochemical Society.

  19. Spectroscopic analysis of LYSO:Ce crystals

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    Martins, A. F.; Carreira, J. F. C.; Rodrigues, J.; Sedrine, N. Ben; Castro, I. F. C.; Correia, P. M. M.; Veloso, J. F. C. A.; Rino, L.; Monteiro, T.

    2017-02-01

    Rare earth orthosilicates are among the most widely used scintillator materials in the last decades. Particularly, lutetium-yttrium oxyorthosilicate (LYSO) is known to exhibit great potentialities in the field of radiation detectors for medical imaging. Consequently, an in-depth knowledge of the material properties is of utmost interest for the mentioned applications. In this work the spectroscopic properties of commercial cerium doped lutetium-yttrium oxyorthosilicate crystals (LYSO:Ce) were investigated by Raman spectroscopy, steady state photoluminescence, photoluminescence excitation and time resolved photoluminescence. Site selective excitation was used under steady state (325 nm) and pulsed (266 nm) conditions to separately investigate the temperature dependence of the 5d → 4f Ce1 and Ce2 luminescence, allowing to establish the thermal quenching dependence of the Ce2 optical center. In the case of the Ce1 optical center, a luminescence quantum efficiency of 78% was obtained from 14 K to room temperature with 266 nm photon excitation.

  20. R-site cation randomness effect in the A-site ordered Yo.5Lao.5BaMn2O6 compound

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    Gao Qing-Qing; Li Jing-Bo; Li Guan-Nan; Rao Guang-Hui; Luo Jun; Liu Guang-Yao; Liang Jing-Kui

    2013-01-01

    The R/Ba-ordered and R-site mixed compound Y0.5La0.5BaMn2O6 is synthesized,in which (Y,La) and Ba are regularly arranged,while Y and La randomly occupy the R-site.Y0.5La0.5BaMn2O6 has a tetragonal unit cell with a space group of P4/mmm.A structural transition between tetragonal and orthorhombic is observed at about 325 K by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD).Thermal magnetic measurement shows the occurrence of an antiferromagnetic transition at the temperature TN ~ 190 K.Anomalies in magnetization,resistivity and lattice parameters observed around 340 K indicate a charge/orbital order transition accompanying the structural phase transition.The R-site randomness effect is discussed to interpret the different properties of Y0.5La0.5BaMn2O6 between NdBaMn2O6 and SmBaMn2O6.

  1. Machining Characteristics of Ce-ZrO2/CePO4 Ceramics

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    Yu Aibing; Tan Yefa; Yang Xiaoqiang

    2004-01-01

    Two-phase mixtures of Ce-ZrO2 and monazite-type CePO4 were fabricated. Drilling and grinding experiments were carried out to investigate the machining characteristics of Ce-ZrO2/CePO4 ceramics. The machined surfaces of ceramics and wear surfaces of drill bits were observed with scanning electron microscope. Material removals and grinding forces were measured. The transgranular fracture of CePO4 grains, intergranular fracture between ZrO2 and CePO4 grains, and ductile deformation of ceramics were observed on Ce-ZrO2/CePO4 machined surfaces. With the increase of CePO4 proportion to composites, drilling material removal rates increases and specific normal grinding forces decreases.There existed rapid wear of conventional metal cutting tool is caused by abrasive wear. The experimental results indicate that the weak interfaces and properties of Ce-ZrO2/CePO4 ceramics have influences on material removal and machinability.

  2. Electrochemical synthesis of ammonia using a cell with a Nafion membrane and SmFe0.7Cu0.3-xNix03 (x =0-0.3) cathode at atmospheric pressure and lower temperature

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    XU GaoChao; LIU RuiQuan; WANG Jin

    2009-01-01

    Samaria-doped ceria Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-d(SDC) and SmFe0.7Cu0.3-xNixO3 have been synthesized by the sol-gel method and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD),transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The electrochemical synthesis of ammonia was investigated at atmospheric pressure and low temperature,using the SFCN materials as the cathode,a Nafion mem-brane as the electrolyte,nickel-doped SDC (Ni-SDC) as the anode and silver-platinum paste as the current collector. Ammonia was synthesized from 25 to 100? when the SFCN materials were used as cathode,with SmFe0.7Cu0.1Ni0.2O3 giving the highest rates of ammonia formation. The maximum rate of 90.4%.

  3. Nuclear Sm antigens in the sperm of different organisms.

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    Delgado, F; Brito, M; Concha, I I; Schroeder, R; Burzio, L O

    1994-08-01

    Immunoblot analysis of sperm protein from several species revealed the presence of polypeptides recognised by anti-Sm sera obtained from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Immunoreactive polypeptides in human, bull, mouse and rat sperm were identified as protein B', B and D as compared with the Sm polypeptides of HeLa cells. In the sperm of rooster, the teleost fish Cyprinus carpio and the mussel Choromytilus chorus, the immunoreactive polypeptide profile was more complex. To ascertain the sperm origin of the Sm antigens, immunolocalisation with anti-Sm serum was carried out. The results demonstrated that in all the species studied staining was confined to the sperm nucleus, confirming that some polypeptides of the small nuclear ribonucleoprotein complex are present in the gamete.

  4. The simultaneous mass and energy evaporation (SM2E) model.

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    Choudhary, Rehan; Klauda, Jeffery B

    2016-01-01

    In this article, the Simultaneous Mass and Energy Evaporation (SM2E) model is presented. The SM2E model is based on theoretical models for mass and energy transfer. The theoretical models systematically under or over predicted at various flow conditions: laminar, transition, and turbulent. These models were harmonized with experimental measurements to eliminate systematic under or over predictions; a total of 113 measured evaporation rates were used. The SM2E model can be used to estimate evaporation rates for pure liquids as well as liquid mixtures at laminar, transition, and turbulent flow conditions. However, due to limited availability of evaporation data, the model has so far only been tested against data for pure liquids and binary mixtures. The model can take evaporative cooling into account and when the temperature of the evaporating liquid or liquid mixture is known (e.g., isothermal evaporation), the SM2E model reduces to a mass transfer-only model.

  5. Sm1.5Sr0.5MO4 (M=Ni,Co,Fe) Cathode Catalysts for Ammonia Synthesis at Atmospheric Pressure and Low Temperature

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    XU,Gaochao; LIU,Ruiquan

    2009-01-01

    Sm1.5Sr0.5MO4 (M=Ni,Co,Fe) (SSM) catalysts were prepared by a sol-gel method and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).Ammonia was synthesized from wet hydrogen and dry nitrogen at atmospheric pressure and low temperature (25-100 ℃) with applied voltage,using SSM as a cathode,Ni-Ce0.5Sm0.2O2-δ(Ni-SDC) as an anode,and silver-platinum film as a current collector,Nation proton exchange membrane as a proton permeating membrane.Several important factors on ammonia synthesis were investigated and the optimal synthetic temperature was found,at which the highest rate of evolution of ammonia was up to 1.05×10-8 mol·cm- 2·S-1.

  6. Preparing different phases of Mg-Li-Sm alloys by molten salt electrolysis in LiCl-KCl-MgCl_2-SmCl_3 melts

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    韩伟; 田阳; 张密林; 叶克; 赵全友; 魏树权

    2010-01-01

    Different phases of Mg-Li-Sm alloys were prepared by galvanostatic electrolysis in LiCl-KCl-MgCl2-SmCl3 melts at 670 °C.The electrolysis process and phase control of Mg-Li-Sm alloys were studied.The microstructures of α,α+β,β phases of Mg-Li-Sm alloys were characterized by X-ray diffraction(XRD) and optical microscope(OM).Analysis of scanning electron microscopy(SEM) and EDS mapping analysis showed that Mg distributed homogeneously in Mg-Li-Sm alloys.EDS result showed that the distribution of Sm was more at...

  7. Energetics of nonequilibrium solidification in Al-Sm

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    Zhou, S. H.; Napolitano, R. E.

    2008-11-01

    Solution-based thermodynamic modeling, aided by first-principles calculations, is employed here to examine phase transformations in the Al-Sm binary system which may give rise to product phases that are metastable or have a composition that deviates substantially from equilibrium. In addition to describing the pure undercooled Al liquid with a two-state model that accounts for structural ordering, thermodynamic descriptions of the fcc phase, and intermediate compounds ( Al4Sm-β , Al11Sm3-α , Al3Sm-δ , and Al2Sm-σ ) are reanalyzed using special quasirandom structure and first-principles calculations. The possible phase compositions are presented over a range of temperatures using a “Baker-Cahn” analysis of the energetics of solidification and compared with reports of rapid solidification. The energetics associated with varying degrees of chemical partitioning are quantified and compared with experimental observations of the metastable Al11Sm3-α primary phase and reports of amorphous solids.

  8. Crystallization behaviour of Al-Sm amorphous alloys

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    Battezzati, L. (Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Chimica Fisica e Chimica dei Materiali, Universita di Torino, Via P. Giuria 9, 10125 Torino (Italy)); Baricco, M. (Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Chimica Fisica e Chimica dei Materiali, Universita di Torino, Via P. Giuria 9, 10125 Torino (Italy)); Schumacher, P. (Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ (United Kingdom)); Shih, W.C.; Greer, A.L.

    1994-05-01

    Various Al[sub 100-x]Sm[sub x] alloys (10[<=]qslantx[<=]qslant14) have been rapidly solidified by single-roller melt spinning with careful control of the atmosphere in the quenching device. The structural state and subsequent devitrification behaviour of the melt-spun ribbons are found to be particularly sensitive to the quenching conditions. Except for the thinnest ribbons, there are inhomogeneities both through the ribbon thickness and along the length. Both fully and partially amorphous ribbons have been obtained. The crystallization processes of the amorphous phases have been followed by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Al[sub 92]Sm[sub 8] shows primary crystallization of Al, followed by the formation of metastable phases; Al[sub 90]Sm[sub 10] transforms polymorphically to a metastable intermetallic; Al[sub 88]Sm[sub 12] and Al[sub 86]Sm[sub 14] display eutectic crystallization into Al and a metastable mixture of compounds. For Al[sub 90]Sm[sub 10], the DSC traces involve several overlapping peaks. This may be the result of transformations occurring in distinct parts of the ribbon with different mechanisms. A kinetic analysis of the crystallization processes has been performed by means of isothermal and non-isothermal DSC experiments. A discussion of the kinetic parameters derived from Kissinger and Avrami analyses is provided. ((orig.))

  9. GIFTS SM EDU Data Processing and Algorithms

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    Tian, Jialin; Johnson, David G.; Reisse, Robert A.; Gazarik, Michael J.

    2007-01-01

    The Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) Sensor Module (SM) Engineering Demonstration Unit (EDU) is a high resolution spectral imager designed to measure infrared (IR) radiances using a Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS). The GIFTS instrument employs three Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs), which gather measurements across the long-wave IR (LWIR), short/mid-wave IR (SMWIR), and visible spectral bands. The raw interferogram measurements are radiometrically and spectrally calibrated to produce radiance spectra, which are further processed to obtain atmospheric profiles via retrieval algorithms. This paper describes the processing algorithms involved in the calibration stage. The calibration procedures can be subdivided into three stages. In the pre-calibration stage, a phase correction algorithm is applied to the decimated and filtered complex interferogram. The resulting imaginary part of the spectrum contains only the noise component of the uncorrected spectrum. Additional random noise reduction can be accomplished by applying a spectral smoothing routine to the phase-corrected blackbody reference spectra. In the radiometric calibration stage, we first compute the spectral responsivity based on the previous results, from which, the calibrated ambient blackbody (ABB), hot blackbody (HBB), and scene spectra can be obtained. During the post-processing stage, we estimate the noise equivalent spectral radiance (NESR) from the calibrated ABB and HBB spectra. We then implement a correction scheme that compensates for the effect of fore-optics offsets. Finally, for off-axis pixels, the FPA off-axis effects correction is performed. To estimate the performance of the entire FPA, we developed an efficient method of generating pixel performance assessments. In addition, a random pixel selection scheme is designed based on the pixel performance evaluation.

  10. Cytogenetic data on Astyanax jacuhiensis (Characidae in the lago Guaíba and tributaries, Brazil

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    Rosiley B. Pacheco

    Full Text Available Cytogenetic analyses were performed in Astyanax jacuhiensis from lago Guaíba, Brazil. The diploid number was 50, with a karyotype composed of 8m+30sm+4st+8a chromosomes, FN = 92. The AgNORs were observed in 2 to 5 chromosomes, with intra- and interindividual variation. The sm pair 8 observed always carried NORs on the short arms, presenting size heteromorphism between homologous. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH with an 18S rDNA probe only confirmed the location of ribosomal cistrons in the sm pair 8, and heteromorphism of these regions between the homologous chromosomes. C-banding revealed the occurrence of weak C-positive heterochromatin in the pericentromeric regions of several chromosomes, in addition to more evident bands interstitially located on some chromosome pairs and in the terminal region of the short arms in pair 8. C-banding plus CMA3 revealed light fluorescent signals in different chromosomes of the karyotype, with a strong terminal site in pair 8, indicating the occurrence of several GC-rich heterochromatic regions in this species. Our results provide the first description of the Astyanax jacuhiensis karyotype, showing karyotype similarities when compared to various populations of A. altiparanae and A. bimaculatus, indicating that chromosomal features are very similar for these three species.

  11. 31 CFR 585.315 - Person in the FRY (S&M).

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Person in the FRY (S&M). 585.315... General Definitions § 585.315 Person in the FRY (S&M). The term person in the FRY (S&M) includes any... under the laws of any jurisdiction in the FRY (S&M)....

  12. Connection of thermopower and giant magnetothermopower with magnetic and structural heterogeneity in Sm{sub 0.55}Sr{sub 0.45}MnO{sub 3} manganite

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    Koroleva, L.I., E-mail: lyudkorolyova@yandex.ru [Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory 1, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Morozov, A.S.; Jakhina, E.S. [Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory 1, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Balbashov, A.M. [Moscow Power Institute, Krasnokazarmennaya street,14, 111250 Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2015-12-15

    It was first shown that the thermoelectric power in a magnetic semiconductor Sm{sub 0.55}Sr{sub 0.45}MnO{sub 3} is caused by ferromagnetic (FM) ferron-type nanoclusters and antiferromagnetic (AFM) CE-type nanoclusters with charge-orbital (CO) ordering. The presence of these clusters is caused by heavily Sr doping of a SmMnO{sub 3} compound, which replaced Sm ions. Thermoelectric power S and magnetothermopower ΔS/S has been studied in three samples: ceramics and two single-crystal samples. One of single-crystals was cooled in the air, another one was cooled in an oxygen atmosphere. The annealing in oxygen closes oxygen vacancies and, thus, increases the fraction of the CE-type AFM phase with the CO ordering which displaces the oxygen ions. S(T) curves of single-crystal sample cooled in the air and ceramic sample have a sharp increase starting from Curie temperature (T{sub C}) region and a slow decline till 325 K. At the same time {ΔS/S}(T) curves have a sharp minimum near T{sub C}=126 K, reaching the giant absolute value of 87% in the magnetic field H=14.17 kOe. This means that thermopower almost vanish with thermal destruction of FM clusters, i.e. thermopower is caused by these clusters in which crystal lattice is compressed. Oxygen cooled single-crystal's S(T) curves have a broad maximum near 270 K, including Neel temperature of CE-type clusters T{sub NCE}=240 K. {ΔS/S}(T) curve has a sharp minimum at the T{sub NCE} reaching the absolute value of 50% in H=13.2 kOe. The decrease of S is caused by destruction of CO order displacing oxygen ions in CE-type AFM clusters. Thus changed crystal lattice in nanoclusters of ferron type or AFM of CE-type makes the main contribution in thermopower in these three samples. - Highlights: • Thermopower S and magnetothermopower ΔS/S has been studied in Sm{sub 0.55}Sr{sub 0.45}MnO{sub 3}. • Sample consists of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic (AF) CE-type clusters. • Maxima of S and |ΔS/S| were observed at Curie

  13. IBFM for Ba isotopes and chaoticity

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    Bucurescu, D.; Cata-Danil, G.; Ivascu, M.; Ur, C.A. (Inst. of Atomic Physics, Bucharest (Romania)); Gizon, A.; Gizon, J. (Inst. des Sciences Nucleaires, 38 - Grenoble (France))

    1992-08-01

    Fluctuation properties have been analysed for the energy levels predicted by IBFM calculations in the Ba isotopes {sup 121}Ba to {sup 131}Ba. The results indicate, in general, a situation which is close to the chaotic limit. For the lighter isotopes studied (121 and 123), a phase transition is obtained in the low-spin, positive parity states, from a situation close to regularity at low excitation energies, towards chaoticity at higher excitations. (orig.).

  14. Dielectric studies on cerium doped BaLa2Ti3O10

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    Parshuram B. Abhange

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The BaLa2-xCexTi3O10 samples (with x = 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 were prepared by hydroxide co-precipitation method and finally sintered at 1150 °C. The structure of the prepared samples was characterized by XRD and SEM. The single phase material was confirmed only for the BaLa1.8Ce0.2Ti3O10 ceramics. However, at higher cerium concentration secondary phase was observed. The characteristic plate-like structure, having grains with submicrometer thickness and high aspect ratio, was clearly observed by SEM. The results of dielectric measurement suggest that the appropriate adjustment of doping (with x between 0.2 and 0.8 will give sufficient high dielectric constant at very low loss. The resistivity of samples decreases with increase in temperature indicating the normal semiconducting electrical behaviour.

  15. Poly (acrylic acid)-capped lanthanide-doped BaFCl nanocrystals: synthesis and optical properties.

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    Ju, Qiang; Luo, Wenqin; Liu, Yongsheng; Zhu, Haomiao; Li, Renfu; Chen, Xueyuan

    2010-07-01

    Water-soluble lanthanide-doped BaFCl nanophosphors with the surface functionalized by a layer of poly (acrylic acid) are synthesized via a facile one-step solvothermal method. Intense long-lived luminescence is realized from visible to near-infrared (NIR) by doping with different lanthanide ions. The emission and excitation spectra of Eu(3+) indicate that the doped lanthanide ions occupy a site close to the surface of the nanoparticles. Strong NIR emissions of Nd(3+) and green luminescence of Tb(3+) using Ce(3+) as sensitizers are also achieved in BaFCl nanoparticles. The synthesized nanoparticles featuring long-lived luminescence in either visible or NIR regions may have potential applications as luminescent labels for biological applications.

  16. AMiBA, XMM, and Cluster Surveys

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    Liang, H

    2001-01-01

    The Array for Microwave Background Anisotropy (AMiBA) is an interferometric array of 19 dishes co-mounted on a steerable platform and operating at 95GHz. One of the main scientific aims of AMiBA is to conduct cluster surveys using the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect. Here we explore the potential of AMiBA as a tailor-made SZ instrument for the study of cluster physics and cosmology via cluster surveys out to the epoch of cluster formation. In particular, we explore the potential of combining AMiBA cluster surveys with the XMM-LSS (Large Scale Structure) survey.

  17. Preparation and electromagnetic wave absorption properties of Sm2O3/α-Fe/Sm2Fe17Nx composites

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    Ye, Jinwen; Liu, Ying; Zhang, Jiao; Chen, Xianfu; Yao, Mingying

    2013-06-01

    Sm2O3/α-Fe/Sm2Fe17Nx composites were prepared in situ by hydrogenation-disproportionation-oxygen-desorption-recombination and nitrogen process, and their electromagnetic wave absorption properties were measured in the frequency range of 0.5-18 GHz. The result showed that saturation magnetization and coercivity of as-prepared powder with 25.3 wt% Sm2O3, 64.4 wt% α-Fe and 10.3 wt% Sm2Fe17N3 were 134.57 emu/g and 654.5 G, respectively. The dielectric constant of composites was low over the frequency range of 0.5-18 GHz, and their resonance frequencies were at a high frequency range. The resin composite of Sm2O3/α-Fe/Sm2Fe17N3 exhibited effective electromagnetic wave absorption (RL≤20 dB) in a frequency range 3-9 GHz, for absorber thickness ranging from 3 to 8 mm, respectively. A minimum reflection loss of -53 dB from the samples was observed at 7 GHz with an absorber thickness of 3.59 mm.

  18. Cost objective PLM and CE

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    Perry, Nicolas

    2010-01-01

    Concurrent engineering taking into account product life-cycle factors seems to be one of the industrial challenges of the next years. Cost estimation and management are two main strategic tasks that imply the possibility of managing costs at the earliest stages of product development. This is why it is indispensable to let people from economics and from industrial engineering collaborates in order to find the best solution for enterprise progress for economical factors mastering. The objective of this paper is to present who we try to adapt costing methods in a PLM and CE point of view to the new industrial context and configuration in order to give pertinent decision aid for product and process choices. A very important factor is related to cost management problems when developing new products. A case study is introduced that presents how product development actors have referenced elements to product life-cycle costs and impacts, how they have an idea bout economical indicators when taking decisions during t...

  19. Role of SM22 in the differential regulation of phasic vs. tonic smooth muscle.

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    Rattan, Satish; Ali, Mehboob

    2015-04-01

    Preliminary proteomics studies between tonic vs. phasic smooth muscles identified three distinct protein spots identified to be those of transgelin (SM22). The latter was found to be distinctly downregulated in the internal anal sphincter (IAS) vs. rectal smooth muscle (RSM) SMC. The major focus of the present studies was to examine the differential molecular control mechanisms by SM22 in the functionality of truly tonic smooth muscle of the IAS vs. the adjoining phasic smooth muscle of the RSM. We monitored SMC lengths before and after incubation with pFLAG-SM22 (for SM22 overexpression), and SM22 small-interfering RNA. pFLAG-SM22 caused concentration-dependent and significantly greater relaxation in the IAS vs. the RSM SMCs. Conversely, temporary silencing of SM22 caused contraction in both types of the SMCs. Further studies revealed a significant reverse relationship between the levels of SM22 phosphorylation and the amount of SM22-actin binding in the IAS and RSM SMC. Data showed higher phospho-SM22 levels and decreased SM22-actin binding in the IAS, and reverse to be the case in the RSM SMCs. Experiments determining the mechanism for SM22 phosphorylation in these smooth muscles revealed that Y-27632 (Rho kinase inhibitor) but not Gö-6850 (protein kinase C inhibitor) caused concentration-dependent decreased phosphorylation of SM22. We speculate that SM22 plays an important role in the regulation of basal tone via Rho kinase-induced phosphorylation of SM22.

  20. Enhanced time response of 1-in. LaBr{sub 3}(Ce) crystals by leading edge and constant fraction techniques

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    Vedia, V., E-mail: mv.vedia@ucm.es [Grupo de Física Nuclear, Facultad de CC. Físicas, Universidad Complutense, CEI Moncloa, ES-28040 Madrid (Spain); Mach, H. [Grupo de Física Nuclear, Facultad de CC. Físicas, Universidad Complutense, CEI Moncloa, ES-28040 Madrid (Spain); National Centre for Nuclear Research, Division for Nuclear Physics, BP1, PL-00-681 Warsaw (Poland); Fraile, L.M.; Udías, J.M. [Grupo de Física Nuclear, Facultad de CC. Físicas, Universidad Complutense, CEI Moncloa, ES-28040 Madrid (Spain); Lalkovski, S. [Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia, St. Kliment Ohridski, BG-1164 Sofia (Bulgaria)

    2015-09-21

    We have characterized in depth the time response of three detectors equipped with cylindrical LaBr{sub 3}(Ce) crystals with dimensions of 1-in. in height and 1-in. in diameter, and having nominal Ce doping concentration of 5%, 8% and 10%. Measurements were performed at {sup 60}Co and {sup 22}Na γ-ray energies against a fast BaF{sub 2} reference detector. The time resolution was optimized by the choice of the photomultiplier bias voltage and the fine tuning of the parameters of the constant fraction discriminator, namely the zero-crossing and the external delay. We report here on the optimal time resolution of the three crystals. It is observed that timing properties are influenced by the amount of Ce doping and the crystal homogeneity. For the crystal with 8% of Ce doping the use of the ORTEC 935 CFD at very shorts delays in addition to the Hamamatsu R9779 PMT has made it possible to improve the LaBr{sub 3}(Ce) time resolution from the best literature value at {sup 60}Co photon energies to below 100 ps.

  1. Weak Ferromagnetism and Multiple Metamagnetic Transitions in the Non-centrosymmetric Tetragonal Compound CePdSi3

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    Ueta, Daichi; Ikeda, Yoichi; Yoshizawa, Hideki

    2016-10-01

    We have succeeded in growing single crystalline samples of CePdSi3 with the BaNiSn3-type non-centrosymmetric structure. Specific heat, magnetic susceptibility, and magnetization measurements were carried out, which revealed three successive magnetic transitions at TI = 4.85(5) K, TII = 2.78(5) K, and TIII = 2.30(5) K at zero field. Below TII, a weak ferromagnetic component was observed, indicating a canted antiferromagnetic ground state in CePdSi3. The observed large magnetic anisotropy in CePdSi3 was explained in terms of a simple crystalline-electric-field model. From the magnetization measurements, we identified five (three) magnetic states in the H-T phase diagrams for the H || [100] ([001]) direction. Interestingly, only three magnetization steps were observed for H || [110], suggesting the existence of the in-plane magnetic anisotropy in CePdSi3. We discuss a possible nature of the complex magnetic properties of CePdSi3.

  2. Study on structure and magnetic entropy changes of Ce2-xPrxFe16.5Co0.5 alloys

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    ZHONG Xichun; ZENG Dechang; LUO Zhijian

    2006-01-01

    A series of Ce2-xPrxFe16.5Co0.5 alloys were preparedby arc melting under purified argon atmosphere. The structure and magnetic entropy changes in Ce2-xPrxFe16.5Co0.5 alloys were investigated by means of X-ray diffraction pattern and MPMS XL-7 magnetometer. The experimental results show that the crystal structure of Ce2-xPrxFe16.5Co0.5 alloys keeps in TH2Zn17-type rhombohedral, and the Curie temperature of Ce2-xPrxFe16.5Co0.5 alloys can be shifted to room temperature around by a composition adjustment. The magnetic entropy changes (-ΔSM) in Ce2-xPrxFe16.5Co0.5 alloys are relatively large, and a platform of magnetic entropy changes appearsnear the temperature TC. Ce2-xPrxFe16.5Co0.5 alloys are the potential working media for magnetic refrigeration with their stable chemical properties and especially low price.

  3. Strong broad green UV-excited photoluminescence in rare earth (RE = Ce, Eu, Dy, Er, Yb) doped barium zirconate

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    Borja-Urby, R. [Grupo de Espectroscopia de Materiales Avanzados y Nanoestructurados (EMANA), Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A. C., Leon, Gto. 37150 (Mexico); Diaz-Torres, L.A., E-mail: ditlacio@cio.mx [Grupo de Espectroscopia de Materiales Avanzados y Nanoestructurados (EMANA), Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A. C., Leon, Gto. 37150 (Mexico); Salas, P. [Centro de Fisica Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A.P. 1-1010, Queretaro, Qro. 76000 (Mexico); Angeles-Chavez, C. [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Ciudad de Mexico, D. F. 07730 (Mexico); Meza, O. [Grupo de Espectroscopia de Materiales Avanzados y Nanoestructurados (EMANA), Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A. C., Leon, Gto. 37150 (Mexico)

    2011-10-25

    Highlights: > Trivalent rare earth (RE) substitution on Zr{sup 4+} sites in BaZrO{sub 3} lead to band gap narrowing. > RE substitution lead to enhanced blue-green intrinsic emission of nanocrystalline BaZrO{sub 3} > Blue-green hue of BaZrO3:RE depends on RE dopant and excitation UV wavelength > BaZrO3: Dy{sup 3+} PL chromatic coordinates correspond to pure white color coordinates of CIE 1931 model - Abstract: The wet synthesis hydrothermal method at 100 deg. C was used to elaborate barium zirconate (BaZrO{sub 3}) unpurified with 0.5 mol% of different rare earth ions (RE = Yb, Er, Dy, Eu, Ce). Morphological, structural and UV-photoluminescence properties depend on the substituted rare earth ionic radii. While the crystalline structure of RE doped BaZrO{sub 3} remains as a cubic perovskite for all substituted RE ions, its band gap changes between 4.65 and 4.93 eV. Under 267 nm excitation the intrinsic green photoluminescence of the as synthesized BaZrO{sub 3}: RE samples is considerably improved by the substitution on RE ions. For 1000 deg. C annealed samples, under 267 nm, the photoluminescence is dominated by the intrinsic BZO emission. It is interesting to notice that Dy{sup 3+}, Er{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} doped samples present whitish emissions that might be useful for white light generation under 267 nm excitation. CIE color coordinates are reported for all samples.

  4. Two- and Three-Body Charmless B Decays at BaBar

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    Stracka, Simone; /Milan U. /INFN, Milan

    2012-04-05

    We report recent measurements of rare charmless B decays performed by BaBar. The results are based on the final BaBar dataset of 424 fb{sup -1} collected at the PEP-II B-factory based at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The study of rare B decays is a key ingredient to meet two of the main goals of the B-factories: assessing the validity of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) picture of CP-violation by precisely measuring the elements of the Unitarity Triangle (UT), and searching for hints of New Physics (NP), or otherwise constraining NP scenarios, in processes which are suppressed in the Standard Model (SM). In loop processes, in particular, NP at some higher energy scale may manifest itself in the low energy effective theory as new couplings, such as those introduced by new very massive virtual particles in the loop. In NP searches hadronic uncertainties can play a major role, expecially for branching fraction measurements. Many theoretical uncertainties cancel in ratios of amplitudes, and most NP probes are therefore of this kind. In the following sections we report recent measurements, performed by the BaBar Collaboration, that are relevant to NP searches in charmless hadronic B decays.

  5. Effect of cerium substitution on structural and impedance properties of 0.8Ba0.2(Bi0.5K0.5)TiO3 lead free ceramic system

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    Ramesh, M. N. V.; Ramesh, K. V.

    2016-01-01

    Cerium-doped 0.8BaTiO3-0.2Bi0.5K0.5TiO3 with composition 0.8Ba0.2(Bi0.5K0.5)Ti1-xCexO3 where x = 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.04, 0.05, 0.06 lead free ceramics were prepared by conventional solid state reaction method followed by high energy ball milling. X-ray diffraction studies confirm the tetragonal structure at room temperature for all the Ce-doped samples. Lattice parameters and density were increasing with increase of Ce doping. Frequency and temperature dependent dielectric studies were carried out and indicate that the dielectric constant and Curie temperature are decreasing with increasing of Ce doping. All the Ce-doped samples exhibiting diffused and dispersive phase transitions with degree of diffuseness ranging from 1.4 to 2 calculated from the modified Curie-Weiss law. Impedance studies confirms the temperature dependent non-Debye kind of relaxation process in the material. From the Cole-Cole plots measured at high temperatures, reveals that the grain effect in the all Ce-doped samples. Impedance analysis studies also support the X-ray diffraction and dielectric studies that occupation of Ce both at A-site and B-site for small values of Ce doping.

  6. Magnetic property and microstructure of SmCo magnetic recording films

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    LI; Ning; LI; Shuai

    2009-01-01

    Cr/SmCo/Cr thin films with Sm concentration of 37.7 at.% were deposited on glass substrates by magnetron sputtering. Meas-urement of magnetic properties showed that the SmCo film possessed good magnetic anisotropy, a high coercivity of 3019 kA/m and low magnetic exchange coupling. Microstructure analysis showed that crystallized SmCo5 magnetic phase, non-magnetic SmCo2 phase and Sm2Co7 phase co-existed ill the film. The non-magnetic SmCo2 phase might function as isolator of SmCo grains, leading to a decrease of magnetic exchange coupling. Moreover, a Cr2)3 oxide layer which could protect the SmCo layer from oxidation formed at the surface of the Cr cap layer.

  7. Superconductivity in Co-doped SmFeAsO

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    Qi Yanpeng; Gao Zhaoshun; Wang Lei; Wang Dongliang; Zhang Xianping; Ma Yanwei [Key Laboratory of Applied Superconductivity, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 2703, Beijing 100190 (China)], E-mail: ywma@mail.iee.ac.cn

    2008-11-15

    Here we report the synthesis and characterizations of SmFe{sub 1-x}Co{sub x}AsO (x = 0.10, 0.15) for the first time. The parent compound SmFeAsO itself is not superconducting but shows an antiferromagnetic order near 150 K, which must be suppressed by doping before superconductivity emerges. With Co doping in the FeAs planes, antiferromagnetic order is destroyed and superconductivity occurs at 15.2 K. Similar to LaFe{sub 1-x}Co{sub x}AsO, the SmFe{sub 1-x}Co{sub x}AsO system appears to tolerate considerable disorder in the FeAs planes. This result is important, suggesting a different mechanism for cuprate superconductors compared to the iron-based arsenide ones.

  8. Low energy neutron inelastic scattering on /sup 152/Sm nucleus

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    Fernandez, D.J.R.; Cabezas, S.R.; Lopez, M.R.

    1984-01-01

    A study of inelastic neutron scattering by the nucleus /sup 152/Sm at incident energies of 2.47 and 2.75 MeV using the coupled-channel method has been made. Consideration is made of the 2/sup +//0.122 MeV/, 4/sup +//0.366 MeV/ and 2/sup +//1.086 MeV/excited states. It is shown that in this energy range the process may be described satisfactorily considering /sup 152/Sm as a deformed nucleus with non-axial symmetry, given the quadrupole and hexadecapole deformations. The scattering process through the compound nucleus is calculated according to the Hauser-Feshbach formula with width fluctuation correction. It is shown that the presence of direct excitation process is partly due to the non-axiality of /sup 152/Sm.

  9. Anisotropy in SmFeAsO0.8F0.15 single crystal

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    Pattanaik, A.; Nayak, P.

    2013-06-01

    The high temperature superconductors in the mixed state rounding superconducting transition temperature have been explained by using anisotropic London theory as well as GL-equation. Due to strong overlapping of vortices at higher fields the super electron density varies in space and London theory fails to explain. For lower critical field with in London limit and temperature close to transition, GL-approach with phenomenological mass tensor can be approximated for studying mixed state behavior. Expressing bare penetration depth λ into effective penetration depth λeff such as λeff2=λ2/f2 = λ2/1-b;f = 1-b and b = ba/Bc2, the high field behavior can be observed using 3D-anisotropic London theory by incorporating vortex overlapping. FeAs superconductors have distinguishing macroscopic properties such as an enormous upper critical field with low superconducting anisotropy and that leads the investigation of topology in the microscopic length scale. Particularly, the variation of specific heat as well as entropy in SmFeAsO0.8F0.15 has been verified by the GL-theory in London limit with vortex overlapping correction and found satisfactory result with the experimental findings.

  10. Reliable electrophoretic mobilities free from Joule heating effects using CE.

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    Evenhuis, Christopher J; Hruska, Vlastimil; Guijt, Rosanne M; Macka, Miroslav; Gas, Bohuslav; Marriott, Philip J; Haddad, Paul R

    2007-10-01

    Ionic electrophoretic mobilities determined by means of CE experiments are sometimes different when compared to generally accepted values based on limiting ionic conductance measurements. While the effect of ionic strength on electrophoretic mobility has been long understood, the increase in the mobility that results from Joule heating (the resistive heating that occurs when a current passes through an electrolyte) has been largely overlooked. In this work, a simple method for obtaining reliable and reproducible values of electrophoretic mobility is described. The electrophoretic mobility is measured over a range of driving powers and the extrapolation to zero power dissipation is employed to eliminate the effect of Joule heating. These extrapolated values of electrophoretic mobility can then be used to calculate limiting ionic mobilities by making a correction for ionic strength; this somewhat complicated calculation is conveniently performed by using the freeware program PeakMaster 5. These straightforward procedures improve the agreement between experimentally determined and literature values of limiting ionic mobility by at least one order of magnitude. Using Tris-chromate BGE with a value of conductivity 0.34 S/m and ionic strength 59 mM at a modest dissipated power per unit length of 2.0 W/m, values of mobility for inorganic anions were increased by an average of 12.6% relative to their values free from the effects of Joule heating. These increases were accompanied by a reduction in mobilities due to the ionic strength effect, which was 11% for univalent and 28% for divalent inorganic ions compared to their limiting ionic mobilities. Additionally, it was possible to determine the limiting ionic mobility for a number of aromatic anions by using PeakMaster 5 to perform an ionic strength correction. A major significance of this work is in being able to use CE to obtain reliable and accurate values of electrophoretic mobilities with all its benefits, including

  11. BaP (PAH) air quality modelling exercise over Zaragoza (Spain) using an adapted version of WRF-CMAQ model.

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    San José, Roberto; Pérez, Juan Luis; Callén, María Soledad; López, José Manuel; Mastral, Ana

    2013-12-01

    Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) is one of the most dangerous PAH due to its high carcinogenic and mutagenic character. Because of this reason, the Directive 2004/107/CE of the European Union establishes a target value of 1 ng/m(3) of BaP in the atmosphere. In this paper, the main aim is to estimate the BaP concentrations in the atmosphere by using last generation of air quality dispersion models with the inclusion of the transport, scavenging and deposition processes for the BaP. The degradation of the particulated BaP by the ozone has been considered. The aerosol-gas partitioning phenomenon in the atmosphere is modelled taking into a count that the concentrations in the gas and the aerosol phases. If the pre-existing organic aerosol concentrations are zero gas/particle equilibrium is established. The model has been validated at local scale with data from a sampling campaign carried out in the area of Zaragoza (Spain) during 12 weeks.

  12. The Appliance of Code Switching in the SM Language

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    LI Chang

    2014-01-01

    Code-switching, a natural phenomenon that consists of alternating two or more languages in bilinguals ’discourse, has traditionally been examined in its oral production. For over three decades, much attention has been emphasized on its form, meaning, and grammatical patterns. However, very little research focuses on code-switching in short message form. Code switch-ing is a quite common phenomenon. As cell phones become the communication tools used by people more frequently, short mes-sage language (SM) attracts more attention by people. Through analyzing the code switching in the SM language, it will help us understand more about its use and explore more information for our study.

  13. Sodium samarium tetrakis(polyphosphate, NaSm(PO34

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    Dan Zhao

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available NaSm(PO34 has been prepared by solid state reactions. It belongs to type II of the structural family of MILnIII(PO34 compounds (MI = alkali metal and LnIII = rare earth metal and is composed of ∞(PO3n]n− polyphosphate chains with a repeating unit of four PO4 tetrahedra. The chains extend parallel to [100] and share O atoms with irregular SmO8 polyhedra, forming a three-dimensional framework which delimits tunnels occupied by Na+ cations in a distorted octahedral environment.

  14. The optical phonon spectrum of SmFeAsO

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    Marini, C.; Mirri, C.; Profeta, G.; Lupi, S.; Di Castro, D.; Sopracase, R.; Postorino, P.; Calvani, P.; Perucchi, A.; Massidda, S.; Tropeano, G. M.; Putti, M.; Martinelli, A.; Palenzona, A.; Dore, P.

    2008-01-01

    We measured the Raman and the Infrared phonon spectrum of SmFeAsO polycrystalline samples. We also performed Density Functional Theory calculations within the pseudopotential approximation to obtain the structural and dynamical lattice properties of both the SmFeAsO and the prototype LaFeAsO compounds. The measured Raman and Infrared phonon frequencies are well predicted by the optical phonon frequencies computed at the Gamma point, showing the capability of the employed ab-initio methods to ...

  15. Presence of magnetic excitations in SmFeAsO

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    Pelliciari, Jonathan; Dantz, Marcus; Huang, Yaobo; Strocov, Vladimir N.; Xing, Lingyi; Wang, Xiancheng; Jin, Changqing; Schmitt, Thorsten

    2016-09-01

    We measured dispersive spin excitations in SmFeAsO, a parent compound of SmFeAsO1 -xFx and one of the highest temperature superconductors of Fe pnictides (TC ≈ 55 K). We determine the magnetic excitations to disperse with a bandwidth energy of ca 170 meV at (0.47, 0) and (0.34, 0.34), which merges into the elastic line approaching the Γ point. Comparing our results with other parent Fe pnictides, we show the importance of structural parameters for the magnetic excitation spectrum, with small modifications of the tetrahedron angles and As height strongly affecting the magnetism.

  16. Petri nets SM-cover-based on heuristic coloring algorithm

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    Tkacz, Jacek; Doligalski, Michał

    2015-09-01

    In the paper, coloring heuristic algorithm of interpreted Petri nets is presented. Coloring is used to determine the State Machines (SM) subnets. The present algorithm reduces the Petri net in order to reduce the computational complexity and finds one of its possible State Machines cover. The proposed algorithm uses elements of interpretation of Petri nets. The obtained result may not be the best, but it is sufficient for use in rapid prototyping of logic controllers. Found SM-cover will be also used in the development of algorithms for decomposition, and modular synthesis and implementation of parallel logic controllers. Correctness developed heuristic algorithm was verified using Gentzen formal reasoning system.

  17. The effect of resolidification on preform optimized infiltration growth processed (Y, Nd, Sm, Gd)BCO, multi-grain bulk superconductor

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    Pavan Kumar Naik, S.; Seshu Bai, V.

    2017-01-01

    Controlling the microstructure of superconductors by incorporating the flux pinning centers and reducing the macro-defects to improve high field performance is the topic of recent research. In continuation, the preform optimized infiltration growth (POIG) processed YBa2Cu3O7-δ (YBCO) system, Y-site substituted with three mixed RE (Nd, Sm, Gd) elements is investigated. 20 wt.% of (Nd, Sm, Gd)2BaCuO5 were mixed with Y2BaCuO5 and POIG processed in reduced oxygen atmosphere to obtain YNSG superconductor. No seed is employed for crystal growth; hence the processed samples are multi-grained. Microstructural and compositional investigations on YNSG revealed the presence of different phases in the matrix as well as in precipitates which are of the order of submicron to 4 μm. A large fraction of macro-defects (∼6% of porosity) was observed in the YNSG sample. For reducing the unwanted macro-defects and refine the non-superconducting precipitates, processed YNSG sample is pressed and resolidified (by infiltrating the liquid phases once again) in an argon atmosphere and the structural, microstructural, elemental and superconducting properties are compared with YNSG and undoped samples. Due to spatial scatter in superconducting critical temperatures, caused by the distribution of different REBCO unit cells in YBCO, superconducting transition curve is sharp in YNSG, whereas the resolidified sample showed the broad transition due to solidified liquid phases.

  18. CeRh3B2: A ferromagnet with anomalously large Ce 5d spin and orbital magnetic moments

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    Yaouanc, A.; Dalmas de Réotier, P.; Sanchez, J.-P.; Tschentscher, Th.; Lejay, P.

    1998-01-01

    We report a high-energy magnetic-Compton-scattering study performed on the ferromagnet CeRh3B2. This technique solely measures the electron spin magnetic moments. In contrast to a number of Ce intermetallics with nonmagnetic elements, the Ce 5d spin moment is found to be large and parallel to the Ce 4f spin moment. Therefore the Kondo effect does not play a key role for CeRh3B2. The inferred large Ce 5d orbital magnetic moment is a signature of the strong spin-orbit interaction for the Ce 5d band.

  19. Electrical and thermal characterization of Sm{sup 3+} doped ceria electrolytes synthesized by combustion technique

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    Mangalaraja, R.V., E-mail: mangal@udec.cl [Department of Materials Engineering, University of Concepcion, Concepcion (Chile); Ananthakumar, S. [Materials and Minerals Division, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), CSIR, Trivandrum (India); Paulraj, M. [Department of Physics, University of Concepcion (Chile); Pesenti, H.; Lopez, Marta; Camurri, Carlos P. [Department of Materials Engineering, University of Concepcion, Concepcion (Chile); Barcos, Loreto A.; Avila, Ricardo E. [Department of Nuclear Materials, Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission, Santiago (Chile)

    2012-01-05

    Nanocrystalline samarium doped ceria electrolyte [Ce{sub 0.9}Sm{sub 0.1}O{sub 1.95}] was synthesized by citrate gel combustion technique involving mixtures of cerium nitrate oxidizer (O) and citric acid fuel (F) taken in the ratio of O/F = 1. The as-combusted precursors were calcined at 700 deg. C/2 h to obtain fully crystalline ceria nano particles. It was further made into cylindrical pellets by compaction and sintered at 1200 deg. C with different soaking periods of 2, 4 and 6 h. The sintered ceria was characterized for the microstructures, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity properties. In addition, the combustion derived ceria powder was also analysed for the crystallinity, BET surface area, particle size and powder morphology. Sintered ceria samples attained nearly 98% of the theoretical density at 1200 deg. C/6 h. The sintered microstructures exhibit dense ceria grains of size less than 500 nm. The electrical conductivity measurements showed the conductivity value of the order of 10{sup -2} S cm{sup -1} at 600 deg. C with activation energy of 0.84 eV between the temperatures 100 and 650 deg. C for ceria samples sintered at 1200 deg. C for 6 h. The room temperature thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity values were determined as 0.5 x 10{sup -6} m{sup 2} s{sup -1} and 1.2 W m{sup -1} K{sup -1}, respectively.

  20. The centroid shift of the 5d levels of Ce sup 3 sup + with respect to the 4f levels in ionic crystals, a theoretical investigation

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    Andriessen, J; Eijk, C W E

    2002-01-01

    The centroid shifts of the 5d level of Ce sup 3 sup + in BaF sub 2 , LaAlO sub 3 and LaCl sub 3 have been calculated using the ionic cluster approach. By applying configuration interaction as extension of the basic HF-LCAO approach the dynamical polarization contribution to the centroid shift was calculated. This was found to be only successful if basis sets are used optimized for polarization of the anions.

  1. The effects of Ce3+ and Ce4+ on the stability of fibroblast growth factor-2

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    Sun, Liwei; Feng, Hao; Jiang, Rui; Niu, Liping; Song, Yu; Feng, Kai; Qi, Chao

    2010-11-01

    The interaction between tri or tetravalent cerium ions and basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2) at 0.1-6: 1 molar ratio under physiological condition was studied by fluorescence and CD spectrum. The different spectra alterations of FGF-2 induced by Ce3+ and Ce4+ showed that Ce3+ and Ce4+ caused different conformational changes of FGF-2 respectively, though both of them destabilized the protein. The instability of FGF-2 in the presence of Ce3+ is involved in the oxidation of its free cystein of protein, but that this treatment nearly does not affect the biological activity. As to Ce4+, it not only induced the conformational changes of protein but also inhibits its activity in a dose-dependent manner, which could be relative to the electrostatic repulsion between Ce4+ and its basic amino acid residues (pI=9.6) or the specific binding of Ce4+ to deprotonated amino acid residues. The interesting results would be helpful to investigate the problem of the stability of proteins.

  2. Measurement of local moment on Ce in CeRh3B2

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    Devare, S. H.; Devare, H. G.

    1987-03-01

    We have employed the TDPAC technique to measure the paramagnetic enhancement factor β of140Ce in CeRh3B2 in the temperature range 300 K down to 115 K. Our measurements show that above Tc=115 K, the trend for β(T) closely follows that for trivalent cerium.

  3. Cyclic voltammetry study of Ce(IV/Ce(III redox couple and Ce(IV-F complex in sulfuric acid medium

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    J. G. He

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the electrochemical behaviors of Ce(IV/Ce(III redox couple and Ce(IV - F complex in sulfuric acid medium were studied by cyclic voltammetry using a platinum electrode. Both of the Ce(IV/Ce(III couple in Ce(IV solution and Ce(IV - F complex is a quasi-reversible process, and gives a linear correlation between the peak potentials and square root of scan rates, showing that the kinetics of the overall process is diffusion controlled. The complexation of cerium(IV and fluoride is favorable for the oxidation of Ce(III. The kinetic parameters such as diffusion coefficients, anodic transfer coefficients and rate constants were studied.

  4. Mercury speciation by CE: an update.

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    Kubán, Petr; Pelcová, Pavlína; Margetínová, Jana; Kubán, Vlastimil

    2009-01-01

    This review provides an update on mercury speciation by CE. It includes a brief discussion on physicochemical properties, toxicity and transformation pathways of mercury species (i.e. methyl-, ethyl-, phenyl- and inorganic mercury) and outlines recent trends in Hg speciation by CE. CE is presented as a complementary technique to chromatographic separation techniques, especially in cases when speed, high efficiency and low sample volumes are required. The development of suitable sample preconcentration/isolation (sample stacking, ion exchange, liquid-liquid-liquid extraction, dual-cloud point extraction) to achieve low LODs for analysis of trace concentrations of mercury species in real samples is emphasized. Hyphenation of CE to element specific detectors (i.e. electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry, atomic fluorescence spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry) is discussed as well as a potential of CE in interaction studies that may provide useful information on interaction of various Hg species with selected bio-macromolecules.

  5. Microstructure of Rh-Ce particles on silica: Interactions between Ce and SiO sub 2

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    Krause, K.R.; Schmidt, L.D. (Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis (United States)); Schabes-Retchkiman, P. (UNAM, Mexico City (Mexico))

    1992-03-01

    The authors have characterized the microstructure of Rh/Ce on SiO{sub 2} after heat treatments in H{sub 2} and O{sub 2} using TEM, HREM, XPS, and EELS, focusing on the very stable structures formed after heating in H{sub 2}. After initial reduction at 600 C, Rh is present as 50- to 100-{angstrom} metal particles while the Ce forms a uniform amorphous film of Ce{sup 3+} on the SiO{sub 2}. After oxidation at 600 C, Rh is oxidized to Rh{sub 2}O{sub 3} and spreads over the SiO{sub 2} surface while Ce forms small patches and large (> 1,000 {angstrom}) particles of crystalline CeO{sub 2}. After reduction of the oxidized microstructure at 600 C, Rh metal returns with a less uniform particle size distribution, while Ce is reduced to Ce{sup 3+} and structures indicating strong interactions between Ce and Si are formed. Upon reduction in the presence of Rh, the CeO{sub 2} particles are reduced to crystalline Ce{sub 2}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7}. The Ce silicate nucleates at Rh particles and spreads over the support as large thin single-crystal patches. After reoxidation at 650 C, both Ce silicate and CeO{sub 2} were identified using EELS chemical shifts, indicating that the crystalline silicate, once formed, is stable in oxygen. Ce on SiO{sub 2}also showed interaction between Ce and Si, but no crystalline species formed after reduction and only small crystalline CeO{sub 2} particles formed after oxidation. Thus, the formation of the Ce silicate and the oxidation of Ce to CeO{sub 2} are catalyzed by Rh. This work represents the first direct evidence for the formation of a Ce silicate in this system.

  6. The formin-homology protein SmDia interacts with the Src kinase SmTK and the GTPase SmRho1 in the gonads of Schistosoma mansoni.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis (bilharzia is a parasitic disease of worldwide significance affecting human and animals. As schistosome eggs are responsible for pathogenesis, the understanding of processes controlling gonad development might open new perspectives for intervention. The Src-like tyrosine-kinase SmTK3 of Schistosoma mansoni is expressed in the gonads, and its pharmacological inhibition reduces mitogenic activity and egg production in paired females in vitro. Since Src kinases are important signal transduction proteins it is of interest to unravel the signaling cascades SmTK3 is involved in to understand its cellular role in the gonads. METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS: Towards this end we established and screened a yeast two-hybrid (Y2H cDNA library of adult S. mansoni with a bait construct encoding the SH3 (src homology domain and unique site of SmTK3. Among the binding partners found was a diaphanous homolog (SmDia, which was characterized further. SmDia is a single-copy gene transcribed throughout development with a bias towards male transcription. Its deduced amino acid sequence reveals all diaphanous-characteristic functional domains. Binding studies with truncated SmDia clones identified SmTK3 interaction sites demonstrating that maximal binding efficiency depends on the N-terminal part of the FH1 (formin homology domain and the inter-domain region of SmDia located upstream of FH1 in combination with the unique site and the SH3 domain of SmTK3, respectively. SmDia also directly interacted with the GTPase SmRho1 of S. mansoni. In situ hybridization experiments finally demonstrated that SmDia, SmRho1, and SmTK3 are transcribed in the gonads of both genders. CONCLUSION: These data provide first evidence for the existence of two cooperating pathways involving Rho and Src that bridge at SmDia probably organizing cytoskeletal events in the reproductive organs of a parasite, and beyond that in gonads of eukaryotes. Furthermore, the FH1 and inter

  7. Quasiparticle Band Structure of BaS

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    LU Tie-Yu; CHEN De-Yan; HUANG Mei-Chun

    2006-01-01

    @@ We calculate the band structure of BaS using the local density approximation and the GW approximation (GWA),i.e. in combination of the Green function G and the screened Coulomb interaction W. The Ba 4d states are treated as valence states. We find that BaS is a direct band-gap semiconductor. The result shows that the GWA band gap (Eg-Gw = 3.921 eV) agrees excellently with the experimental result (Eg-EXPT = 3.88 eV or 3.9eV).

  8. Liquid-core waveguide in CE.

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    Okada, Tetsuo

    2007-10-01

    Liquid-core waveguide (LCW) brings about several advantages in CE. This review discusses some aspects of fundamental and practical importance involved in this method. Sensitivity in absorption and fluorescence detection is in general improved by more than one order of magnitude over usual crossbeam detection arrangements; the improvements come from the long light path in absorption detection and low light scattering in fluorescence detection. Versatile instrumental arrangements are another advantage of LCW in CE, leading to several detection schemes, some of which provide information that is not gained by usual capillary-end crossbeam detection, e.g. whole-capillary imaging, simultaneous monitoring of multicapillary separation, and kinetic evaluation. The high potential and perspectives of LCW in CE are discussed based on the state-of-the-art developments.

  9. New approaches in sensitive chiral CE.

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    Sánchez-Hernández, Laura; Guijarro-Diez, Miguel; Marina, María Luisa; Crego, Antonio L

    2014-01-01

    CE has shown to have a big potential for chiral separations, with advantages such as high efficiency, high resolution, and low sample and reagents consumption. Nevertheless, when UV detection is employed, CE has some drawbacks, especially the low sensitivity obtained due to the short optical path length. Notwithstanding, sensitivity improvements can be achieved when different approaches are employed, such as sample treatment strategies (off-line or on-line), in-capillary sample preconcentration techniques, and/or alternative detection systems to UV-Vis (such as fluorescence, conductimetry, electrochemiluminiscence, MS, etc.). This article reviews the most recent methodological and instrumental advances reported from June 2011 to May 2013 for enhancing the sensitivity in chiral analysis by CE. The sensitivity achieved for the enantioseparated analytes and the applications carried out using the developed methodologies are also summarized.

  10. Effect of R substitution on magnetic properties and magnetocaloric effects of La1-xRxFe11.5Si1.5 compounds with R=Ce, Pr and Nd

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    Shen Jun; Li Yang-Xian; Sun Ji-Rong; Shen Bao-Gen

    2009-01-01

    Magnetic properties and magnetocaloric effects of La1-xRxFe11.5Sil.5 (R=Pr, (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.5); R = Ce and Nd, (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.3)) compounds are investigated. Partially replacing La with R = Ce, Pr and Nd in La1-xRxFe11.5Si1.5 leads to a reduction in Curie temperature due to the lattice contraction. The substitution of R for La causes an enhancement in field-induced itinerant electron metamagnetic transition, which leads to a remarkable increase in magnetic entropy change △Sm and also in hysteresis loss. However, a high effective refrigerant capacity Rceff is still maintained in La1-xPxFe11.5Si1.5. In the present samples, a large △Sm and a high Rceff have been achieved simultaneously.

  11. Searches for Beyond SM Higgs Boson at the Tevatron

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    Safonov, A.; /Texas A-M

    2006-05-01

    In the following, the authors describe preliminary results of searches for non-SM higgs bosons at the CDF and D0 experiments. Both experiments use data obtained in p{bar p} collisions at the Tevatron at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV.

  12. Biofuels, Biolubricants and the BioPreferred(SM) Program

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    The BioPreferred(SM) Program is a U.S. government initiative intended to encourage the development and widespread use of biofuels, biolubricants, and other biobased products in the U.S. The program consists of the preferred procurement and the voluntary labeling programs. Companies wishing to have t...

  13. Synthesis of Dimethyl Carbonate from Ethylene Carbonate and Methanol Over Nano-Catalysts Supported on CeO2-MgO.

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    Jun, Jin Oh; Lee, Joongwon; Kang, Ki Hyuk; Song, In Kyu

    2015-10-01

    A series of CeO2(X)-MgO(1-X) (X = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, and 1.0) nano-catalysts were prepared by a co-precipitation method for use in the synthesis of dimethyl carbonate from ethylene carbonate and methanol. Among the CeO2(X)-MgO(1-X) catalysts, CeO2(0.25)-MgO(0.75) nano-catalyst showed the best catalytic performance. Alkali and alkaline earth metal oxides (MO = Li2O, K2O, Cs2O, SrO, and BaO) were then supported on CeO2(0.25)-MgO(0.75) by an incipient wetness impregnation method with an aim of improving the catalytic performance of CeO2(0.25)-MgO(0.75). Basicity of the catalysts was determined by CO2-TPD experiments in order to elucidate the effect of basicity on the catalytic performance. The correlation between catalytic performance and basicity showed that basicity played an important role in the reaction. Yield for dimethyl carbonate increased with increasing basicity of the catalysts. Among the catalysts tested, Li2O/CeO2(0.25)-MgO(0.75) nano-catalyst with the largest basicity showed the best catalytic performance in the synthesis of dimethyl carbonate.

  14. Syntheses, crystal structure, and electronic properties of the five ABaMQ4 compounds RbBaPS4, CsBaPS4, CsBaVS4, RbBaVSe4, and CsBaVSe4

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    Mesbah, Adel; Prakash, Jai; Rocca, Dario; Lebègue, Sébastien; Beard, Jessica C.; Lewis, Benjamin A.; Ibers, James A.

    2016-01-01

    Five new compounds belonging to the ABaMQ4 family were synthesized by solid-state chemistry at 1123 K. The compounds RbBaPS4, CsBaPS4, CsBaVS4, RbBaVSe4, and CsBaVSe4 are isostructural and have the TlEuPS4 structure type. They crystallize in space group D162h - Pnma of the orthorhombic system. Their structure consists isolated MQ4 tetrahedra separated by A and Ba atoms to form a salt-like structure. Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations of the electronic structures with the use of the HSE functional suggest that the compounds are semiconductors with calculated band gaps of 3.3 eV (RbBaPS4), 3.4 eV (CsBaPS4), 2.3 eV (CsBaVS4), and 1.6 eV (RbBaVSe4).

  15. Structure and physical properties of single crystal PrCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} and CeM{sub 2}Al{sub 20} (M=V, Cr): A comparison of compounds adopting the CeCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} structure type

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    Kangas, Michael J.; Schmitt, Devin C.; Sakai, Akito; Nakatsuji, Satoru [Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (United States); Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan); Chan, Julia Y., E-mail: jchan@lsu.edu [Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (United States); Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan)

    2012-12-15

    Crystal growth and full structure determination of compounds adopting the CeCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} structure type, LnTi{sub 2}Al{sub 20} (Ln=La-Pr, Sm, and Yb), LnV{sub 2}Al{sub 20} (Ln=La-Pr, and Sm), and LnCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} (Ln=La-Pr, Sm, and Yb), are reported. Resistivity, magnetic susceptibility, and heat capacity of flux grown single crystals of the nonmagnetic CeM{sub 2}Al{sub 20} (Ln=Ce, Yb; M=Ti, V) compounds are compared to PrCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20}. Of particular interest is PrCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} which does not show any phase transition down to the lowest temperature of the measurement (400 mK in resistivity measurement and 1.8 K for magnetic susceptibility measurements) and exhibits Kondo behavior at low temperatures. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structure of SmV{sub 2}Al{sub 20} showing the interpenetrating diamond-like samarium network and pyrochlore-like vanadium network. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Single crystals of LnM{sub 2}Al{sub 20} were grown from a molten aluminum flux. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Magnetic, electrical, and specific heat of single crystal LnM{sub 2}Al{sub 20} are presented. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer PrCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} exhibits evidence of Kondo effect.

  16. Anomalous Hall effect and perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in Sm{sub 28}Fe{sub 72} and Sm{sub 32}Fe{sub 68} thin films

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    Kamala Bharathi, K., E-mail: kbkaruppanan@utep.ed [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Venkatesh, S. [Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005 (India); Markandeyulu, G. [Advanced Magnetic Materials Laboratory (AMMLa), Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036 (India); Ramana, C.V. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States)

    2011-01-15

    Sm{sub 28}Fe{sub 72} and Sm{sub 32}Fe{sub 68} films of 100 nm thickness were grown using DC magnetron sputter deposition and their structure, magnetization, electrical and Hall resistance characteristics were investigated. An increase in electrical resistivity from 4.75x10{sup -6} to 5.62x10{sup -6} {Omega} m and from 2.26x10{sup -6} to 2.84x10{sup -6} {Omega} m for Sm{sub 28}Fe{sub 72} and Sm{sub 32}Fe{sub 68} films, respectively, with decrease in temperature from 300 to 40 K is attributed to the strain induced anisotropy that dominates at lower temperatures. The positive extraordinary Hall coefficients (R{sub S}) are observed for both films at 300 and 80 K. The existence of hysteresis indicates that Sm{sub 28}Fe{sub 72} and Sm{sub 32}Fe{sub 68} films possess perpendicular anisotropy at 300 K. Hysteresis loop becomes narrow at 80 K for both Sm{sub 28}Fe{sub 72} and Sm{sub 32}Fe{sub 68} films. Magnetization measurements at 300 K exhibiting small coercive field values of 31 and 49 Oe for Sm{sub 28}Fe{sub 72} and Sm{sub 32}Fe{sub 68} films, respectively, confirm the existence of perpendicular anisotropy at 300 K.

  17. Metamagnetism in Ce(Ga,Al)2

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    K G Suresh; S Radha; A K Nigam

    2002-05-01

    Effect of Al substitution on the magnetic properties of Ce(Ga1-Al)2 ( = 0, 0.1 and 0.5) system has been studied. The magnetic state of CeGa2 is found to be FM with a C of 8 K, whereas the compounds with =0.1 and 0.5 are AFM and possess N of about 9 K. These two compounds undergo metamagnetic transition and the critical fields are about 1.2 T and 0.5 T, respectively at 2 K. These variations are explained on the basis of helical spin structure in these compounds.

  18. Laser altimeter of CE-1 payloads system

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    2010-01-01

    The design and operation of the Laser Altimeter of CE-1 Payloads System are presented in this paper.The paper includes the design of the system and spacecraft-level laser,the description of the emitting-system and receiving system,and the testing of the laser altimeter.The CE-1 laser altimeter is the first Chinese deep-space probe using a laser.It has one beam and operates at 1 Hz,with a nominal accuracy of 5 m.The laser altimeter has operated successfully in lunar orbit since November 28,2007.It has obtained 9120 thousand data values about the lunar altitude.

  19. Preparation and properties of the SmOx/Rh(100) model surface

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    2002-01-01

    The preparation of SmOx/Rh(100) and CO adsorption on this model surface have been investigated with Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and temperature programmed desorption spectroscopy (TDS). The oxygen adsorption on the SmRh alloy surface leads to the aggregation of Sm on the surface. The thermal treatment of this oxidized surface induces the further agglomeration of SmOx on the Rh(100) surface. Compared with CO TDS on the clean Rh(100) surface, three additional CO desorption peaks can be observed at 176, 331 and 600 K on the SmOx/Rh(100) surface. The CO desorption peak at 176 K may originate from CO adsorbed on SmOx islands, while the appearance of the CO adsorption peaks at 331 and 600 K, depending on the oxidation state of Sm, is attributed to CO species located at the interface of SmOx/Rh(100).

  20. Preparation and bio-distribution of bone tumor therapeutic radiopharmaceutical 153Sm-TTHMP

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2003-01-01

    TTHMP (triethylenetetraaminehexamethylenephosphonic acid) was labeled with 153Sm. The labeling condition, stability, mole ratio of 153Sm to TTHMP, rabbit bone imaging and bio-distribution of 153Sm-TTHMP in mice were investigated. The results showed that weak basic media and high concentration ligands were favorable to form 153Sm-TTHMP; labeling compounds were stable at pH 7 in 7 days. The results also indicated that the chemical mole ratio of 153Sm-TTHMP is n(153Sm)﹕n(TTHMP) = 1﹕1 and skeleton uptake of 153Sm-TTHMP is high((13.96(3.51)%/g at 1h post injection and (13.54(2.98)%/g at 48h post injection), while the non-target tissue uptake is relatively low, so 153Sm-TTHMP is a promising bone tumor therapeutic agent.