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  1. Investigation of the protonic conduction in Sm doped BaCeO{sub 3}

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    Gorbova, E.; Medvedev, D.; Demin, A. [Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry, 22 S.Kovalevskoy, 620219 Yekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Maragou, V.; Tsiakaras, P. [School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, 383 34 Volos (Greece)

    2008-07-01

    In the present work the structural and electrical properties of samarium-doped barium cerate perovskites of BaCe{sub 1-x}Sm{sub x}O{sub 3-{delta}} formula (with x = 0-0.2), prepared by following the solid state reaction method, are investigated. The crystal structure and microstructure of the samples is determined by employing the techniques of X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). According to the XRD analysis at 0 {<=} x {<=} 0.2 the formed continuous series of BaCe{sub 1-x}Sm{sub x}O{sub 3-{delta}} solid solutions have the structure of cubic perovskite with orthorhombic distortions. It was found that the relative density of the samples is {proportional_to}87% for 0.02 < x < 0.05 and {proportional_to}94% for 0.05 < x < 0.25. It was also found that the highest conductivity is observed for x = 0.15. Finally, the thermal expansion of BaCe{sub 1-x}Sm{sub x}O{sub 3-{delta}} (x = 0-0.2) is studied and the thermal expansion coefficients for the high temperature region are calculated. (author)

  2. White-emission in single-phase Ba2Gd2Si4O13:Ce3 +,Eu2 +,Sm3 + phosphor for white-LEDs

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    Jiang, Xiumin; Zhang, Yuqian; Zhang, Jia

    2018-03-01

    To develop new white-light-emitting phosphor, a series of Ce3 +-Eu2 +-Sm3 + doped Ba2Gd2Si4O13 (BGS) phosphors were prepared by the solid-state reaction method, and their photoluminescence properties were studied. The Ce3 + and Eu2 + single-doped BGS show broad emission bands around in the region of 350-550 and 420-650 nm, respectively. By co-doping Ce3 +-Eu2 + into BGS, the energy transfer (ET) from Ce3 + to Eu2 + is inefficient, which could be due to the competitive absorption between the two activator ions. The Sm3 +-activated BGS exhibits an orangey-red emission in the region of 550-750 nm. To achieve white emission, the BGS:0.06Ce3 +,0.04Eu2 +,ySm3 + (0 ≤ y ≤ 0.18) phosphors were designed, in which the ET from Ce3 +/Eu2 + to Sm3 + was observed. The emission color can be tuned by controlling the Sm3 + concentration, and white emission was obtained in the BGS:0.06Ce3 +,0.04Eu2 +,0.06Sm3 + sample. The investigation of thermal luminescence stability for the typical BGS:0.06Ce3 +,0.04Eu2 +,0.06Sm3 + sample reveals that the emission intensities of both Eu2 + and Sm3 + demonstrate continuous decrease but the Ce3 + emission is enhanced gradually with increasing temperature. The corresponding reason has been discussed.

  3. High performing BaCe0.8Zr0.1Y0.1O3-δ-Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ based protonic ceramic fuel cell

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    Dailly, J.; Taillades, G.; Ancelin, M.; Pers, P.; Marrony, M.

    2017-09-01

    The electrochemical performances of a composite cathode consisted of Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ and BaCe0.8Zr0.1Y0.1O3-δ coated onto a BaCe0.8Zr0.1Y0.1O3-δ-based half-cell are evaluated in the intermediate temperature range 600-700 °C. Powders for the manufacture of anode substrate and electrolyte are commercial products, whereas a glycine-nitrate process is used to synthesize the cathode material. The complete cell is manufactured by wet chemical routes, using the combination of tape-casting for the anode substrate NiO-BaCe0.8Zr0.1Y0.1O3-δ and wet powder spraying for the elaboration of the electrolyte BaCe0.8Zr0.1Y0.1O3-δ and air electrode Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ-BaCe0.8Zr0.1Y0.1O3-δ. Thin electrolytes and porous electrodes are successfully elaborated for a cell size of 3 × 3 cm2. A high open circuit voltage of 1.11 V at 600 °C indicates an excellent gas-tightness of the protonic ceramic electrolyte. A maximum power density of 370-530 mW cm-2 in the range 600-700 °C is measured validating Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ material as promising cathode for protonic-based cells.

  4. Profound Understanding of Effect of Transition Metal Dopant, Sintering Temperature, and pO2 on the Electrical and Optical Properties of Proton Conducting BaCe0.9Sm0.1O3-δ.

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    Handal, Hala T; Hassan, Azfar; Leeson, Ryan; Eloui, Sherif M; Fitzpatrick, Martin; Thangadurai, Venkataraman

    2016-01-19

    This study reports the effect of transition metal (TM) substitution on the electrical and optical properties of BaCe0.9Sm0.1O3-δ (BCS). Concentrations of 5-10 mol % of each of Fe and Co have been doped for the B-site of BCS by citric acid autocombustion method. Powder X-ray diffraction has revealed the formation of an orthorhombic perovskite-type structure. FTIR confirmed a distortion in the lattice upon TM-doping in BCS. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images of 1400 °C sintered samples have manifested a higher densification in BaCe0.8Sm0.1Co0.1O3-δ (BCSC10) with a grain size ∼11 μm compared to the parent compound BCS (∼2 μm). Thermogravimetric (TG) analysis showed a water uptake in case of BaCe0.85Sm0.1Co0.05O3-δ (BCSC5), while BaCe0.85Sm0.1Fe0.05O3-δ (BCSF5) did not show a noteworthy uptake of water. TG has also proved that the incorporation of Fe and Co in BCS did not improve the chemical stability in CO2 at elevated temperature. The band gap estimated using Kubelka-Munk model based on the diffuse reflectance data was found to be the lowest for BCSC5 (2.47 eV). However, it increases upon lowering oxygen partial pressure (pO2), which was interpreted by a band structure modifications. Among the samples investigated, BCSC10 sintered at 1400 °C showed the highest electrical conductivity of 0.02 S cm(-1) in air at 600 °C, while its proton mobility appears to be negligible under the investigated humidity atmosphere.

  5. Properties and performance of Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3-δ + Sm 0.2Ce 0.8O 1.9 composite cathode

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    Wang, Kang; Ran, Ran; Zhou, Wei; Gu, Hongxia; Shao, Zongping; Ahn, Jeongmin

    The properties and performance of Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3- δ (BSCF) + Sm 0.2Ce 0.8O 1.9 (SDC) (70:30 in weight ratio) composite cathode for intermediate-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells were investigated. Mechanical mixing of BSCF with SDC resulted in the adhesion of fine SDC particles to the surface of coarse BSCF grains. XRD, SEM-EDX and O 2-TPD results demonstrated that the phase reaction between BSCF and SDC was negligible, constricted only at the BSCF and SDC interface, and throughout the entire cathode with the formation of new (Ba,Sr,Sm,Ce)(Co,Fe)O 3-δ perovskite phase at a firing temperature of 900, 1000, and ≥ 1050 °C, respectively. The BSCF + SDC electrode sintered at 1000 °C showed an area specific resistance of ∼0.064 Ω cm 2 at 600 °C, which is a slight improvement over the BSCF (0.099 Ω cm 2) owing to the enlarged cathode surface area contributed from the fine SDC particles. A peak power density of 1050 and ∼382 mW cm -2 was reached at 600 and 500 °C, respectively, for a thin-film electrolyte cell with the BSCF + SDC cathode fired from 1000 °C.

  6. Distribution behavior of uranium, neptunium, rare-earth elements ( Y, La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd) and alkaline-earth metals (Sr,Ba) between molten LiClKCI eutectic salt and liquid cadmium or bismuth

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    Kurata, M.; Sakamura, Y.; Hijikata, T.; Kinoshita, K.

    1995-12-01

    Distribution coefficients of uranium neptunium, eight rare-earth elements (Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu and Gd) and two alkaline-earth metals (Sr and Ba) between molten LiCl-KCI eutectic salt and either liquid cadmium or bismuth were measured at 773 K. Separation factors of trivalent rare-earth elements to uranium or neptunium in the LiCl-KCl/Bi system were by one or two orders of magnitude larger than those in the LiCl-KCl/Cd system. On the contrary, the separation factors of alkaline-earth metals and divalent rare-earth elements to trivalent rare-earth elements were by one or two orders of magnitude smaller in the LiCl-KCl/Bi system.

  7. Distribution behavior of uranium, neptunium, rare-earth elements (Y, La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd) and alkaline-earth metals (Sr,Ba) between molten LiCl-KCl eutectic salt and liquid cadmium or bismuth

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    Kurata, M.; Sakamura, Y.; Hijikata, T.; Kinoshita, K.

    1995-01-01

    Distribution coefficients of uranium neptunium, eight rare-earth elements (Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu and Gd) and two alkaline-earth metals (Sr and Ba) between molten LiCl-KCl eutectic salt and either liquid cadmium or bismuth were measured at 773 K. Separation factors of trivalent rare-earth elements to uranium or neptunium in the LiCl-KCl/Bi system were by one or two orders of magnitude larger than those in the LiCl-KCl/Cd system. On the contrary, the separation factors of alkaline-earth metals and divalent rare-earth elements to trivalent rare-earth elements were by one or two orders of magnitude smaller in the LiCl-KCl/Bi system. (orig.)

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

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    M. AHMADREZAEI

    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.

  9. Nano-sized Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ as the cathode for solid oxide fuel cells with proton-conducting electrolytes of BaCe0.8Sm0.2O2.9

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    Wu Tianzhi; Zhao Yingqi; Peng Ranran; Xia, Changrong

    2009-01-01

    Nano-sized Sm 0.5 Sr 0.5 CoO 3-δ (SSC) was fabricated onto the inner face of porous BaCe 0.8 Sm 0.2 O 2.9 (BCS) backbone by ion impregnation technique to form a composite cathode for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) with BCS, a proton conductor, as electrolyte. The electro-performance of the composite cathodes was investigated as function of fabricating conditions, and the lowest polarization resistance, about 0.21 Ω cm 2 at 600 deg. C, was achieved with BCS backbone sintered at 1100 deg. C, SSC layer fired at 800 deg. C, and SSC loading of 55 wt.%. Impedance spectra of the composite cathodes consisted of two depressed arcs with peak frequency of 1 kHz and 30 Hz, respectively, which might correspond to the migration of proton and the dissociative adsorption and diffusion of oxygen, respectively. There was an additional arc peaking at 1 Hz in the Nyquist plots of a single cell, which should correspond to the anode reactions. With electrolyte about 70 μm in thickness, the simulated anode, cathode and bulk resistances of cells were 0.021, 0.055 and 0.68 Ω cm 2 at 700 deg. C, relatively, and the maximum power density was 307 mW cm -2 at 700 deg. C.

  10. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of BaCeO 3 modified by Ti and Y

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

    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 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 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 3 was investigated using the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) technique. BaCe 1- xTi xO 3- δ (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.3) and Ba(Ce 0.95Ti 0.05) 0.95Y 0.05O 3- δ 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 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 0.95Ti 0.05O 3 lattice has the opposite effect. The total electrical conductivity increases, due to significant modification of grain boundary electrical properties.

  11. Phase equilibria of the Ba-Sm-Y-Cu-O system for coated conductor applications

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    Liu, G.; Wong-Ng, W.; Yang, Z.; Kaduk, J.A.; Cook, L.P.

    2010-01-01

    The complex phase relationships near the BaO-poor region of the quaternary Ba-Sm-Y-Cu-O oxide system prepared in pure air (p O 2 =22 kPa, 950 o C) and in 0.1% O 2 (p O 2 =100 Pa, 810 o C) have been determined. This investigation also included the subsolidus compatibilities in ten subsystems (Ba-Sm-Y-O, Ba-Sm-Cu-O, Ba-Y-Cu-O, Sm-Y-Cu-O, Ba-Sm-O, Ba-Y-O, Ba-Cu-O, Sm-Y-O, Sm-Cu-O, and Y-Cu-O), and the homogeneity range of five solid solutions (Ba(Sm x Y 2-x )CuO 5 , (Sm,Y) 2 O 3 , (Sm,Y) 2 CuO 4 , (Y,Sm) 2 Cu 2 O 5 , and Ba(Sm,Y) 2 O 4 ). The single phase range of the superconductor solid solution, (Ba 2-x Sm x )(Sm 1-y Y y )Cu 3 O 6+z , and the phase compatibilities in its vicinity, which are particularly important for processing, are described in detail. The phase equilibrium data of the Ba-Sm-Y-Cu-O system will enable the improvement of the intrinsic superconducting properties of second-generation wires, and facilitate the flux-pinning process. -- Graphical Abstract: Phase diagram overview of the Ba-Sm-Y-Cu-O system in the BaO-poor region prepared in p O2 =22 kPa, 950 o C. Display Omitted

  12. Comparative study of Ce0.80Sm0.20 Ba0.80Y0.20O3-δ (YB-SDC electrolyte by various chemical synthesis routes

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    Sana Tariq

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Solid Oxide Fuel Cells is received a significant attention in recent years due to higher efficiency and fuel flexibility. The one of the main challenge for SOFC is to lower the operating temperature of SOFCs. Therefore, different strategies are used in order to enhance the ionic conduction of electrolyte, which can lower the overall SOFC operating temperature. The present work is focused on this strategy to enhance the electrolytic conductivity. Therefore, the ceria based composite electrolytes Ce0.80Sm0.20B0.80Y0.20O3-δ (YBSDC are synthesized using three different approaches i.e. co-precipitation (YBSDC-1, sol-gel (YBSDC-2 and ball milling (YBSDC-3. Their crystal structures and surface morphologies are characterized through X-ray Diffraction (XRD and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM techniques, respectively. The four-probe technique is employed to measure their dc conductivities in the temperature range (300–700 °C under air atmosphere. The open circuit voltage (OCV and current are recorded with natural gas as fuel {flow rate kept at 100 ml min−1 at 1 atm pressure} over the temperature range (300–600 °C.The electrolyte (YBSDC-1 prepared by co-precipitation technique is shown better results as compare to other two electrolytes (YBSDC-2 and YBSDC-3. The electrolyte (YBSDC-1 having maximum dc conductivity (0.096 S/cm, peak power density 224 mW cm−2 and OCV 0.94 V at 600 °C. These results show that YBSDC-1electrolyte is potential candidate for low temperature SOFCs. Keywords: Hydrogen, Energy, Ball milling, Composite, Conductor

  13. Comparative study of Ce0.80Sm0.20 Ba0.80Y0.20O3-δ (YB-SDC) electrolyte by various chemical synthesis routes

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    Tariq, Sana; Marium, Aniqa; Raza, Rizwan; Ashfaq Ahmad, M.; Ajmal Khan, M.; Abbas, Ghazanfar; Waseem Boota, M.; Khalid Imran, S.; Arshad, Sarfraz; Ikram, Muhammad

    2018-03-01

    Solid Oxide Fuel Cells is received a significant attention in recent years due to higher efficiency and fuel flexibility. The one of the main challenge for SOFC is to lower the operating temperature of SOFCs. Therefore, different strategies are used in order to enhance the ionic conduction of electrolyte, which can lower the overall SOFC operating temperature. The present work is focused on this strategy to enhance the electrolytic conductivity. Therefore, the ceria based composite electrolytes Ce0.80Sm0.20B0.80Y0.20O3-δ (YBSDC) are synthesized using three different approaches i.e. co-precipitation (YBSDC-1), sol-gel (YBSDC-2) and ball milling (YBSDC-3). Their crystal structures and surface morphologies are characterized through X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) techniques, respectively. The four-probe technique is employed to measure their dc conductivities in the temperature range (300-700) °C under air atmosphere. The open circuit voltage (OCV) and current are recorded with natural gas as fuel {flow rate kept at 100 ml min-1 at 1 atm pressure} over the temperature range (300-600) °C. The electrolyte (YBSDC-1) prepared by co-precipitation technique is shown better results as compare to other two electrolytes (YBSDC-2 and YBSDC-3). The electrolyte (YBSDC-1) having maximum dc conductivity (0.096 S/cm), peak power density 224 mW cm-2 and OCV 0.94 V at 600 °C. These results show that YBSDC-1electrolyte is potential candidate for low temperature SOFCs.

  14. Investigation of Co–doped Ce0.8Sm0.2O2–δ–Ba0.95La0.05Zr0.1Fe0.9–xCoxO3–δ Dual–phase Oxygen Transport Membranes

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    Wang Pengfei

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, 60 wt% Ce0.8Sm0.2O2–δ–Ba0.95La0.05Zr0.1Fe0.9–xCoxO3–δ (SDC–BLZFC, x = 0–0.4 dual–phase oxygen transport membranes were prepared by a combined EDTA–citrate complexing sol–gol method. The effects of partial substitution of iron by cobalt on the crystal structure, phase structural stability, oxygen permeation flux and CO2–tolerance were systematically investigated by XRD, TG and oxygen permeation experiment. The sample with x = 0.4 had the highest oxygen permeation flux of 0.42 ml min-1 cm-2 in He, while decreased most sharply after switching into pure CO2. The result of sample with x = 0 was opposite. From all results, it could indicate that Co–doping contributes to oxygen permeation flux in inert gases and phase structural stability, but would reduce the CO2–tolerance of SDC–BLZFC dual–phase membranes.

  15. Evaluation of La0.4Ba0.6Fe0.8Zn0.2O3-δ + Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 as a potential cobalt-free composite cathode for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells

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    Bu, Yun-fei; Ding, Dong; Lai, Samson Yuxiu; Chen, Dong-Chang; Xiong, Xun-Hui; Wei, Tao; Zhong, Qin

    2015-02-01

    The disadvantages of cobalt-based and barium-based perovskite oxides in solid oxide fuel cells are the large thermal expansion coefficients, low structure stability, and poor CO2 tolerance, although they have excellent oxygen reduction activity. To reduce the impact of these detrimental effects, cobalt-free La0.4Ba0.6Fe0.8Zn0.2O3-δ (LBFZ) was investigated as a potentially promising cathode material for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs). The TEC of LBFZ is 18.9 × 10-6 K-1, which is lower than other widely used cobalt-containing cathode materials. The electrode performance can be further improved by incorporating Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 (SDC) to form a composite. Systematic study suggests that composite cathodes containing 40 wt% SDC exhibited the best electrode performance (Rp = 0.12 Ω cm2) when they were fired at 1050 °C for 2 h, correlating to a peak power density of 839 mW cm-2 based on the single cell with the configuration NiO-YSZ/YSZ/SDC/LBFZ-SDC at 700 °C. Also, LBFZ-SDC demonstrated excellent chemical stability upon exposure to 1% CO2 at 550 °C for 100 h, and the electrochemical testing also demonstrated better CO2 tolerance than Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ (BSCF). These results suggest that LBFZ and its SDC composite are promising cathode materials for IT-SOFCs.

  16. Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3 - δ + LaCoO 3 composite cathode for Sm 0.2Ce 0.8O 1.9-electrolyte based intermediate-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells

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    Zhou, Wei; Shao, Zongping; Ran, Ran; Zeng, Pingying; Gu, Hongxia; Jin, Wanqin; Xu, Nanping

    A novel Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3 - δ + LaCoO 3 (BSCF + LC) composite oxide was investigated for the potential application as a cathode for intermediate-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells based on a Sm 0.2Ce 0.8O 1.9 (SDC) electrolyte. The LC oxide was added to BSCF cathode in order to improve its electrical conductivity. X-ray diffraction examination demonstrated that the solid-state reaction between LC and BSCF phases occurred at temperatures above 950 °C and formed the final product with the composition: La 0.316Ba 0.342Sr 0.342Co 0.863Fe 0.137O 3 - δ at 1100 °C. The inter-diffusion between BSCF and LC was identified by the environmental scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray examination. The electrical conductivity of the BSCF + LC composite oxide increased with increasing calcination temperature, and reached a maximum value of ∼300 S cm -1 at a calcination temperature of 1050 °C, while the electrical conductivity of the pure BSCF was only ∼40 S cm -1. The improved conductivity resulted in attractive cathode performance. An area-specific resistance as low as 0.21 Ω cm 2 was achieved at 600 °C for the BSCF (70 vol.%) + LC (30 vol.%) composite cathode calcined at 950 °C for 5 h. Peak power densities as high as ∼700 mW cm -2 at 650 °C and ∼525 mW cm -2 at 600 °C were reached for the thin-film fuel cells with the optimized cathode composition and calcination temperatures.

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

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    M. AHMADREZAEI; S. A. MUHAMMED ALI; A. MUCHTAR; C.Y.TAN; M.R. SOMALU

    2014-01-01

    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 characte...

  18. 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

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

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    Siqueira, Savio Lana; Barroso, Thiago Vinicius Villar; Campos, Tarcisio P.R.

    2009-01-01

    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

  20. Absorption Spectra of BaF2 Sm2O3, Sm, Gd, and Ho Plasmas

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    Martin, Michael; Bastiani-Ceccotti, Serena

    2009-11-01

    Knowledge of the opacities of high Z element plasmas is important in indirect drive ICF and the study of stellar evolution. There are few experimental measurements of this quantity, and its theoretical determination is difficult due to the number of possible bound electron configurations. This study aims to better the theoretical understanding of this parameter by looking at the 3d-4f transitions of BaF2, Sm2O3, Sm, Gd, and Ho plasmas at the LULI2000 facility. The plasmas are produced by radiative heating and are cold, 15 -- 40 eV, and relatively dense, ˜ .01gm/cm^3 A plasma is produced by a .5 ns laser pulse irradiating a gold hohlraum and then probed by an x-ray source created by a gold foil irradiated by a 10 ps laser pulse. The transmission is found with simultaneous source and absorption measurements by an x-ray spectrometer in the 8 - 20 å range We will compare the results with statistical atomic structure codes. From this experiment we will gain further insight into the spectral broadening of neighboring Z elements due to changing plasma temperature and into mixture thermodynamics. This is a first step towards an experimental study of astrophysical domains.

  1. Probing metastable Sm2+ and optically stimulated tunnelling emission in YPO4: Ce, Sm

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    Prasad, Amit Kumar; Kook, Myung Ho; Jain, Mayank

    2017-01-01

    optical stimulation. The work presented here adds further details to the energy levels of the metastable Sm2+ defect and the electron transfer processes by undertaking measurements of a) Sm2+ excitation spectrum through the internal 5D0 → 7F2 emission at 7 K, b) relaxation lifetime of Sm2+ (5D0 state...

  2. Effects of Ce, La and Ba addition on the electrochemical behavior of super duplex stainless steels

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    Yoo, Yun-Ha; Choi, Yoon-Seok; Kim, Jung-Gu; Park, Yong-Soo

    2010-01-01

    The effects of rare earth metal (REM: Ce, La) and Ba addition on aqueous corrosion properties of super duplex stainless steels (SDSS) were investigated by electrochemical tests and surface analyses. The results of potentiodynamic test indicated that the passive range increased by the addition of Ce, La, and Ba, indicating increased relative resistance to localized corrosion. The EIS measurements showed that the Ce-La-Ba-bearing alloys exhibited higher R ct and R p values than the Ce-La-Ba-free alloy at the passive and breakdown states. Furthermore, the additions of REMs and Ba together promoted the formation of dense chromium-enriched passive film.

  3. Neutron emission following muon capture in Ce-142, Ce-140, Ba-138, and Sn-120.

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    Lucas, G. R., Jr.; Martin, P.; Welsh, R. E.; Jenkins, D. A.; Powers, R. J.; Kunselman, A. R.; Miller, G. H.

    1973-01-01

    Branching ratios to excited nuclear states formed after muon capture have been measured with Ge(Li) detectors. The delayed gamma rays were observed in studies of muonic Ce-142, Ce-140, Ba-138, and Sn-120, using separated isotopes. The resulting isotopes formed indicate at least a 60% probability of neutron emission upon muon capture, with the most likely product resulting from single-neutron emission. No evidence for delayed proton emission with a probability higher than 2% was found. Using our more precise energies for the observed nuclear transitions, we present revised energy levels schemes for La-141, La-139, Cs-137, and In-119.

  4. 134Ba diffusion in polycrystalline BaMO3 (M = Ti, Zr, Ce)

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    Sažinas, Rokas; Sakaguchi, Isao; Einarsrud, Mari-Ann; Grande, Tor

    2017-11-01

    Cation diffusion in functional oxide materials is of fundamental interest, particularly in relation to interdiffusion of cations in thin film heterostructures and chemical stability of materials in high temperature electrochemical devices. Here we report on 134Ba tracer diffusion in polycrystalline BaMO3 (M = Ti, Zr, Ce) materials. The dense BaMO3 ceramics were prepared by solid state sintering, and thin films of 134BaO were deposited on the polished pellets by drop casting of an aqueous solution containing the Ba-tracer. The samples were subjected to thermal annealing and the resulting isotope distribution profiles were recorded by secondary ion mass spectrometry. The depth profiles exhibited two distinct regions reflecting lattice and grain boundary diffusion. The grain boundary diffusion was found to be 4-5 orders of magnitude faster than the lattice diffusion for all three materials. The temperature dependence of the lattice and grain boundary diffusion coefficients followed an Arrhenius type behaviour, and the activation energy and pre-exponential factor demonstrated a clear correlation with the size of the primitive unit cell of the three perovskites. Diffusion of Ba via Ba-vacancies was proposed as the most likely diffusion mechanism.

  5. XAFS and XPS studies on site occupation of Sm3+ ions in Sm doped M-type BaFe12O19

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    Wang, Lixi; Zhang, Jing; Zhang, Qitu; Xu, Naicen; Song, Jie

    2015-01-01

    M-type barium hexaferrites doped with Sm 3+ , Ba 1−x Sm x Fe 12 O 19 (x=0.00, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, 0.30, 0.50) were prepared by conventional solid state reaction technique. Occupation of Sm 3+ ions in Ba 1−x Sm x Fe 12 O 19 was investigated by X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption fine structure and X-ray photoelectron spectrum. The changes of crystal cell volume and valency of Sm, Ba and Fe ions indicated that Sm 3+ occupied Ba 2+ sites and Fe 3+ ions were partially reduced to Fe 2+ ions to keep the valence neutrality. - Highlights: • Sm 3+ doped BaFe 12 O 19 were synthesized by solid state reaction technique. • The occupation of Sm 3+ was investigated by XAFS, XPS and XRD. • Sm 3+ occupied Ba 2+ sites and Fe 3+ ions were partially reduced to Fe 2+ ions

  6. Tetragonal Ce-based Ce-Sm(Fe, Co, Ti){sub 12} alloys for permanent magnets

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    Martin-Cid, Andres; Salazar, Daniel [BCMaterials, Bizkaia Science and Tecnology Park, 48160 Derio (Spain); Gabay, Aleksandr M.; Hadjipanayis, George C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (United States); Barandiaran, Jose Manuel [BCMaterials, Bizkaia Science and Tecnology Park, 48160 Derio (Spain); Department of Electricity and Electronics, University Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 48080 Bilbao (Spain)

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    Abundance and relatively low cost of Ce provide a great incentive for its use in rare-earth permanent magnets. It has been recently reported that the tetragonal Ce(Fe,Co,Ti)12 compounds may exhibit application-worthy intrinsic magnetic properties. In this work the effect of the α-Fe phase formation due to the evaporation of Sm during alloy fabrication has been studied, as a previous step in the attempt to convert the intrinsic magnetic properties into functional properties of a permanent magnet. Ce{sub 0.5}Sm{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 9}Co{sub 2}Ti alloys based on the ThMn12-type crystal structure have been synthesized via melt-spinning with different Sm content. Coercive fields between 2.8 and 1.4 kOe have been found for α-Fe phase contents between 8 and 46% in volume, showing the influence of the α-Fe phase on the coercivity and exchange coupling between the hard and soft phase. (copyright 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  7. Measurement of chemical activities of rare earths (RE: Ce, Pr, Sm and Eu) in cadmium alloy

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    Ghosh, Sajal; Ganesan, Rajesh; Sridharan, R.; Gnanasekaran, T.

    2015-01-01

    Activity of rare earth (RE) elements, Ce, Pr, Sm and Eu is measured in each of the cadmium rich binary alloys of RE, by making use of a molten salt based electrochemical cell. The binary alloy consists of a mixture of cadmium rich intermetallic compound and a liquid phase of known composition. Four independent cells are constructed; one for each of the rare earth elements and electromotive force (EMF) is measured as a function of temperature for each cell, respectively. Partial molar Gibbs energy of these rare earth metals in liquid cadmium is derived from the EMF output over a temperature range. Gibbs energy of formation of CeCd 11 , PrCd 11, SmCd 6 and EuCd 11 are deduced from the measured EMF values and the reported literature data on the solubility of rare earth elements in liquid cadmium. - Highlights: • Activities of rare earth (RE) elements such as Ce, Pr, Sm and Eu were measured as a function of temperature in cadmium rich biphasic mixture. • Partial molar Gibbs energies of these rare earths in liquid cadmium were derived over a temperature range. • Gibbs energy of formation of CeCd 11 , PrCd 11, SmCd 6 and EuCd 11 were derived.

  8. Preparation of MAl 2 O 4 : Eu 2+ , Sm 3+ (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) Phosphors ...

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    A series of MAl2O4: Eu2+, Sm3+ (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) phosphors was prepared by the combustion method, and the influence of these alkaline earth metals on the structure and luminescent performances for these phosphors was investigated. A relationship was established between their composition, crystallization capacity and ...

  9. Superconducting properties and microstructures for Ba2SmNbO6 and BaHfO3 co-doped SmBa2Cu3O y thin films

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    Kusafuka, Yuma; Ichino, Yusuke; Tsuchiya, Yuji; Ichinose, Ataru; Yoshida, Yuatka

    2017-12-01

    Recently, we observed that Ba2SmNbO6 (BSNO), which has a double perovskite structure, forms wide nanorods in a SmBa2Cu3O y (SmBCO) film when compared with BaHfO3 (BHO) nanorods. These wide nanorods can trap flux quanta effectively in low magnetic fields; on the other hand, narrow nanorods can trap flux quanta in high magnetic fields. In this paper, we doped SmBCO films with BSNO and BHO with the aim of introducing both wide and narrow nanorods and bringing out the flux pinning properties in low and high magnetic fields simultaneously. We investigated their microstructures and superconducting properties, and as a result, we confirmed that wide and narrow nanorods could coexist in the SmBCO films. The wide and narrow nanorods trapped the flux quanta in different magnetic fields. We also explored the optimal composition for BSNO + BHO co-doped SmBCO films. These findings indicate that flux pinning properties can be tuned by the multiple doping of BMO materials.

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

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    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.

  11. Anelastic spectroscopy in SmBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}

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    Grandini, Carlos Roberto; Albuquerque Gimenez, Juliana Maria de; Goncalves da Cunha, Alfredo

    2004-08-01

    The possibility of variable stoichiometry and the high mobility of oxygen in the CuO{sub x} planes of SmBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} give rise to a rich phase diagram. Measurements of the elastic energy loss and modulus (anelastic spectroscopy) as a function of temperature can distinguish among the different atomic jumps, which occur in the various phases or at different local ordering. In this paper, it is reported anelastic relaxation measurements in SmBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}, above room temperature, using a torsion pendulum operating in frequencies around 40 Hz. The mobility of oxygen atoms in the CuO{sub x} planes in the various phases has been discussed and the thermally activated peak of elastic energy dissipation observed around 500 K was interpreted in that framework.

  12. Anelastic spectroscopy in SmBa2Cu3O7

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    Grandini, Carlos Roberto; Albuquerque Gimenez, Juliana Maria de; Goncalves da Cunha, Alfredo

    2004-01-01

    The possibility of variable stoichiometry and the high mobility of oxygen in the CuO x planes of SmBa 2 Cu 3 O 7 give rise to a rich phase diagram. Measurements of the elastic energy loss and modulus (anelastic spectroscopy) as a function of temperature can distinguish among the different atomic jumps, which occur in the various phases or at different local ordering. In this paper, it is reported anelastic relaxation measurements in SmBa 2 Cu 3 O 7 , above room temperature, using a torsion pendulum operating in frequencies around 40 Hz. The mobility of oxygen atoms in the CuO x planes in the various phases has been discussed and the thermally activated peak of elastic energy dissipation observed around 500 K was interpreted in that framework

  13. Real-time observation of growth and orientation of Sm-Ba-Cu-O phases on a Sm-211 whisker substrate by high-temperature optical microscopy

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    Sun, J.L.; Huang, Y.B.; Cheng, L.; Yao, X.; Lai, Y.J.; Jirsa, Miloš

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 9, č. 2 (2009), 898-902 ISSN 1528-7483 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/08/0722 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : high-temperature optical microscopy * growth and orientation of Sm-Ba-Cu-O phases * Sm-211 whisker substrate Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 4.162, year: 2009

  14. Effects of nanostructuring on luminescence properties of SrS:Ce,Sm phosphor: An experimental and phenomenological study

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    Yazdanmehr, Mohsen; Sadeghi, Hossein; Tehrani, Masoud Kavosh; Hashemifar, Seyed Javad; Mahdavi, Mohammad

    2018-01-01

    In this work, we employ various experimental techniques to illustrate the effects of nanostructuring on improvement of the luminescence properties of the polycrystalline SrS co-activated by cerium and samarium dopants (SrS : Ce , Sm). The nano and microstructure SrS : Ce , Sm powders were synthesized by the co-precipitation and solid state diffusion methods, respectively, followed by the spark plasma sintering (SPS) process to densify powders into pellet shape. It is observed that the photo-luminescence (PL), radio-luminescence (RL), and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) emission intensity of the nanostructure samples are significantly improved with respect to the microstructure samples. Moreover, by using an accurate photomultiplier tube, we measured the CW-OSL decay curves of the samples to demonstrate much higher and faster sensitivity of the nanostructure SrS : Ce , Sm for in-flight and online OSL radiation dosimetry. The obtained absorption and emission spectra are used for phenomenology of the electronic band structure of the SrS : Ce , Sm micro and nano-phosphors inside the band gap. The proposed phenomenological electronic structures are then used to clarify the role of Ce3+ and Sm3+ localized energy levels in the luminescence properties of the nano and microstructure samples. It is argued that electronic transitions from the 2T2g state of Ce3+ and the 4G5/2 state of Sm3+ have strong contribution to the PL and RL emission spectra, while in the OSL mechanism, the Sm3+ 4G5/2 state is mainly responsible for electrons trapping.

  15. Electrical conductivity and chemical stability of BaCe0· 8− xAxGd0 ...

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    ... 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. Phase equilibria and crystal structure of the complex oxides in the Ln-Ba-Co-O (Ln=Nd, Sm) systems

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    Gavrilova, L.Ya.; Aksenova, T.V.; Volkova, N.E.; Podzorova, A.S.; Cherepanov, V.A.

    2011-01-01

    The phase equilibria in the Ln-Ba-Co-O (Ln=Nd, Sm) systems were systematically studied at 1100 deg. C in air. The homogeneity ranges and crystal structure of the solid solutions: Ln 2-x Ba x O 3-δ (0 3-y Ba y Co 2 O 7 (0.70≤y≤0.80), BaCo 1-z Sm z O 3-δ (0.1≤z≤0.2) were determined by X-ray diffraction of quenched samples. The values of oxygen content (5+δ) for slowly cooled LnBaCo 2 O 5+δ (Ln=Nd, Sm) samples were estimated as 5.73 for Ln=Nd, and 5.60 for Ln=Sm. The unit cell parameters were refined using Rietveld full-profile analysis. It was shown that NdBaCo 2 O 5.73 possesses tetragonal structure and SmBaCo 2 O 5.60 - orthorhombic structure. The projections of isothermal-isobaric phase diagrams for the Ln-Ba-Co-O (Ln=Nd, Sm) systems to the compositional triangle of metallic components were presented. - Graphical Abstract: Projections of isobaric isothermal phase diagrams of the Nd-Ba-Co-O system and Sm-Ba-Co-O system. Highlights: → Phase equilibria in the Ln-Ba-Co-O systems (Ln=Nd, Sm). → The homogeneity range for Nd 2-x Ba x O 3-δ solid solutions at studied conditions 0 2-x Ba x O 3-δ solid solutions at studied conditions 0 3-y Ba y Co 2 O 7 solid solutions within the range 0.7≤y≤0.8. → BaCo 1-z Sm z O 3-δ solid solutions within the range 0.1≤z≤0.2.

  17. Effects of Sm doping content on the ionic conduction of CeO2 in SOFCs from first principles

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    Fu, Zhaoming; Sun, Qian; Ma, Dongwei; Zhang, Na; An, Yipeng; Yang, Zongxian

    2017-07-01

    Sm-doping effects on ionic conduction of the CeO2 electrolyte in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are investigated using the first-principles calculations. We focus on the influence of the Sm content on ionic conductivity in Sm-doped ceria (SDC). In previous studies, the Sm-doping effects are attributed to the increase in the oxygen vacancies induced by Sm3+. However, our investigations reveal that Sm doping contents play multiple roles in affecting the ionic conductivity. First, the activity of oxygen migration can be controlled by the Sm concentration. Second, the association energy between the dopant and oxygen vacancies, which is very important for O conductivity in SDC, can also be tuned by changing the dopant content. In addition, oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor conditions will significantly modify the band structures of SDC. Our work is helpful to understand the mechanism of high ionic conductivity in the electrolyte of Sm-doped ceria in SOFCs.

  18. Platinum uptake and Ba2CePtO6 formation during in situ BaCe(1-x)M(x)O(3-δ) (M = La, In) formation.

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    Lussier, Joey A; Shafi, Shahid P; Donaberger, Ronald L; Bieringer, Mario

    2014-08-18

    We report the formation, structures, temperature-dependent phase transitions, and high-temperature reactivity of the potential proton and oxide ion conductors BaCe(1-x)M(x)O3 (M(3+) = In(3+), La(3+)). The present in situ diffraction studies show oxidative platinum uptake at temperatures as low as 950 °C into BaCeO3, forming the cubic Ba2CePtO6 double perovskite. The transient B-site double perovskite expels platinum at around 1200-1250 °C. Platinum oxidation via BaCeO3 is investigated by in situ powder X-ray and neutron diffraction experiments in various atmospheres. Doped BaCe(1-x)M(x)O3 phases show the formation of Ba2CePtO6 without incorporating the M(3+) dopant. Oxidative platinum uptake is also observed during the synthesis of BaCeO3 on platinum metal. We report the reaction pathway for the low-temperature oxidative formation of Ba2CePtO6 and the subsequent liberation of platinum for the barium cerate system. The findings are supported by ambient-temperature X-ray diffraction, in situ powder X-ray, and powder neutron diffraction as well as XPS.

  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. Crystal structure of the Re(Mn, Cu)6 (Re=Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd) and RE(Mn, Ni)3 (RE=Nd, Sm) compounds

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    Kalychak, Ya.M.; Davydyuk, P.P.; Bodak, O.I.

    1984-01-01

    A crystalline structure of REE(Mn, Cu) 6 compounds is studied by the method of monocrystal and powder using Ce(Mn, Cu) 6 compound as an example. For the Cesub(0.143)Mnsub(0.220)Cusub(0.637) monocrystal a=0.65781(6), c=0.50454(6)nm, a diffraction class is 4/mmm. Isostructural compound lattice periods at Mn content of 0.220 a parts are equal to: a=0.65666(6), c=0.50280(6)nm for Pr(Mn, Cu) 6 ; a=0.6560(3), c=0.5013(3)nm for Nd(Mn, Cu) 6 ; a=0.65220(6), c=0.49975(9)nm for Sm(Mn, Cu) 6 ; a=0.6520(1), c=0.4965(1)nm for Gd(Mn, Cu) 6 . Nd(Mn, Ni) 3 and Sm(Mn, Ni) 3 structures are studied by the powder method. Diffractograms of these compounds are displayed successfully in the P6 3 /mmc space group at a=0.5183(3), c=1.676(1)nm for Smsub(0.25)Mnsub(0.35)Nisub(0.40) and at a=0.5152(2), c=1.6710(6)nm for Ndsub(0.25)Mnsub(0.25)Nisub(0.50). Refinement of the structure is conducted using Sm(Mn, Ni) 3 as an example to confirm the belonging of these compounds to the CeNi 3 type, when disposing Sm atoms in positions of Ce atoms and statistical mixture (Mn, Ni) atoms in positions of Ni atoms

  1. Thermal expansion of proton solid electrolytes on the basis of BaCeO3

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    Gorelov, V.P.; Arestova, N.V.; Kurumchin, Eh.Kh.; Vdovin, G.K.

    1995-01-01

    Thermal expansion of BaCeO 3 base ceramics is under study. It is shown that within the range of 600-800 deg C solid electrolytes on barium cerate basis exhibity the anomaly of thermal expansion. This fact makes their application difficult. 9 refs., 3 figs

  2. Phase transitions in undoped BaCeO3

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    Kuzmin, A.V.; Gorelov, V.P.; Melekh, B.T.

    2003-01-01

    The linear thermal expansion (370-1500 K) and electrical conductivity (950-1220 K) have been measured for undoped BaCeO3 in dry air, pH(2)O = 40 Pa. Samples were made both by conventional sintering and by solidification from inductive melting. Raman spectra were measured from 298 to 773 K...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Thermoelectric properties of molybdenum oxides LnMo8O14 (Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm)

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    Xu Jianxiao; Sonne, Monica; Pryds, Nini; Kleinke, Holger

    2010-01-01

    The series LnMo 8 O 14 (Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm) containing bicapped Mo 8 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 a thermopower of above -100 μV/K at room temperature, which is promising for the thermoelectric application. The highest power factor of 71 μW/mK 2 was obtained for SmMo 8 O 14 at 1152 K.

  6. The comparative study on microstructure and properties of nano-CeO 2 and Sm 2O 3 particulate reinforced nickel-based composites by laser deposition

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    Zhang, Shihong; Li, Mingxi; Yoon, Jae Hong; Cho, Tong Yul; Lee, Chan Gyu; He, Yizhu

    2008-09-01

    Micron size Ni-based alloy (NBA) powders are mixed with both 1.5 wt% nano-CeO 2 (n-CeO 2) and nano-Sm 2O 3 (n-Sm 2O 3) powders. These mixtures are coated on low carbon steel by laser deposition. Based on the thermodynamic characteristic of rare earth oxides, evolution of microstructure and variety of phase and properties of the coatings by the addition of n-CeO 2 and Sm 2O 3 powders to NBA have been investigated comparatively. The morphology of dendrite is transformed from bulky without n-CeO 2 and Sm 2O 3 into fine and compact with the addition of 1.5% n-CeO 2 and Sm 2O 3. And lamellar spacing of the eutectic of n-CeO 2/NBA is smaller than that of n-Sm 2O 3/NBA. The microhardness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance of the coatings are greatly improved by n-CeO 2 and Sm 2O 3 powder addition.

  7. Crystal structure of RCoIn5 (R - Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Y) and R2CoIn8 (R - Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Y) compounds

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    Kalychak, Ya.M.; Zaremba, V.I.; Baranyak, V.M.; Bruskov, V.A.; Zavalij, P.Yu.

    1989-01-01

    Usng X-ray diffraction method of monocrystal, crystal structure of HoCoIn 5 compound belonging to the HoCoGa 5 structural type is determined. Using the method of powder belonging of CeCoIn 5 structure to the HoCoGa 5 structural type is confirmed. Isostructural compounds with Y, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy are detected. Their lattice periods are determined. Using the method of powder belonging of Ce 2 CoIn 8 compound structure to Ho 2 CoGa 8 structural type is determined. Isostructural compounds with Y, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm are detected and their lattice periods are determined

  8. Nanostructured LnBaCo2O6− (Ln = Sm, Gd with layered structure for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell cathodes

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    Augusto E. Mejía Gómez

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available In this work, we present the combination of two characteristics that are beneficial for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC cathodic performance in one material. We developed and evaluated for the first time nanostructured layered perovskites of formulae LnBaCo2O6-d with Ln = Sm and Gd (SBCO and GBCO, respectively as SOFC cathodes, finding promising electrochemical properties in the intermediate temperature range. We obtained those nanostructures by using porous templates to confine the chemical reagents in regions of 200-800 nm. The performance of nanostructured SBCO and GBCO cathodes was analyzed by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy technique under different operating conditions using Gd2O3-doped CeO2 as electrolyte. We found that SBCO cathodes displayed lower area-specific resistance than GBCO ones, because bulk diffusion of oxide ions is enhanced in the former. We also found that cathodes synthesized using smaller template pores exhibited better performance.

  9. Critical systematic evaluation and thermodynamic optimization of the Mn–RE system: RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm

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    Kim, Junghwan; Jung, In-Ho

    2012-01-01

    Highlights: ► The Mn–RE (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm) systems have been critically reviewed. ► The thermodynamic optimization of the Mn–RE systems have been performed. ► Systematic changes in the phase diagrams and thermodynamic properties were found. ► The systematic approach resolved inconsistencies in the experimental data. - Abstract: Critical evaluation and optimization of all available phase diagram and thermodynamic data for the Mn–RE (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm) systems have been conducted to obtain reliable thermodynamic functions of all the phases in the system. In the thermodynamic modeling, it is found that the Mn–RE systems show systematic changes in the phase diagrams and thermodynamic properties such as enthalpy of mixing in liquid state in the order of periodic number in the lanthanide series. This systematic thermodynamic modeling approach for all light RE elements can allow to resolve inconsistencies in the experimental data.

  10. Electrical conductivity and chemical stability of BaCe0·8−xAxGd0 ...

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    BaCe0·8−xAxGd0·2O3−δ (A = In, Zr, Ta; x = 0, 0·1) ceramics were synthesized by solid-state reac- tion method. Microstructure and ... BaCe0·7Zr0·1Gd0·2O3−δ ceramics exhibit a single cubic perovskite structure. BaCe0·7In0·1Gd0·2O3−δ ceramic has ... according to the following equations: H2 (g) + 2Ox. O ⇔ 2OH•. O + 2e ,.

  11. 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.

  12. Study on photoluminescence and energy transfer of Eu3+/Sm3+ single-doped and co-doped BaB8O13 phosphors

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    Lephoto, Mantwa A.; Tshabalala, Kamohelo G.; Motloung, Selepe J.; Ahemen, Iorkyaa; Ntwaeaborwa, Odireleng M.

    2018-04-01

    A series of Sm3+, Eu3+ and Eu3+- Sm3+ doped BaB8O13 were synthesized by using a solution combustion method. When excited at 394 nm, BaB8O13: Eu3+ emits red light, and the strongest peak was located at 614 nm, which is attributed to the 5D0→7F2 transition of Eu3+. BaB8O13: Sm3+ produced red-orange light, and the major emission peak was located at 596 nm under the 402 nm radiation excitation, which is assigned to the 4G5/2→6H7/2 transition of Sm3+. When excited at 402 nm, the PL emission intensity from BaB8O13: 0.05Eu3+; 0.005Sm3+ at 614 nm was enhanced considerably compared to that of the sample without Sm3+, suggesting that energy was transferred from Sm3+ to Eu3+. The Commission International de I‧Eclairage (CIE) chromaticity coordinates of BaB8O13: 0.05Eu3+; 0.005Sm3+ powder phosphor (0.637, 0.362) are located in the red region indicating that the phosphor can serve as a source of red light in LEDs.

  13. Electrical conductivity and chemical stability of BaCe0· 8− xAxGd0 ...

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    -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 ...

  14. Sputter deposition of Ce(Sm,Y)O2 thin films: linking phase instability to grain size

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    Van Steenberge, S.; Depla, D.

    2016-06-01

    (1  -  x)CeO2  -  xMO1.5 thin films (with M  =  Y or Sm) were deposited using DC reactive dual magnetron sputtering. The influence of the substitution of Ce4+ ions by M3+ ions in the ceria fluorite structure is investigated with x-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy to provide a description of the thin film microstructural and textural evolution at room temperature and at elevated temperatures. Phase analysis shows that the fluorite structure can be maintained until a composition of x  =  0.40 of Y or Sm. At higher values of x, a diphasic region is observed. The films are thermally stable because no restructuring occurs when they are heated. A decrease in grain size is observed before the diphasic region forms which is typically explained from a reduced adatom mobility. However, the microstructure throughout the composition range is indicative of zone T growth. These findings illustrate that while the growth of a thin film is a kinetically driven process, the observed decrease in grain size is no evidence of a reduced surface adatom mobility but of imposed thermodynamic barriers. The critical composition for the grain size change coincides not only for both material systems (M  =  Y or Sm), but also with reported values of crystallographic structural changes in bulk material.

  15. Facile in-situ reduction: Crystal growth and magnetic studies of reduced vanadium (III/IV) silicates CaxLn1-xVSiO5 (Ln = Ce-Nd, Sm-Lu, Y)

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    Abeysinghe, Dileka; Smith, Mark D.; Morrison, Gregory; Yeon, Jeongho; zur Loye, Hans-Conrad

    2018-04-01

    A series of lanthanide containing mixed-valent vanadium (III/IV) silicates of the type CaxLn1-xVSiO5 (Ln = Ce-Nd, Sm-Lu, Y) was synthesized as high quality single crystals from a molten chloride eutectic flux, BaCl2/NaCl. Utilizing Ca metal as the reducing agent, an in-situ reduction of V5+ to V3+/4+ as well as of Ce4+ to Ce3+ was achieved. The structures of 14 reported isostructural compounds were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. They crystallize in the tilasite (CaMgAsO4F) structure type in the monoclinic space group C2/c. The extended structure contains 1D chains of VO6 octahedra that are connected to each other via SiO4 groups and (Ca/Ln)O7 polyhedra. The magnetic susceptibility and the field dependent magnetization data were measured for CaxLn1-xVSiO5 (Ln = Ce-Nd, Sm, Gd-Lu, Y), and support the existence of antiferromagnetic behavior at low temperatures.

  16. 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.

  17. Tuning the Magnetic Properties and Structural Stabilities of the 2-17-3 Magnets Sm2Fe17X3 (X =C , N) by Substituting La or Ce for Sm

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    Pandey, Tribhuwan; Du, Mao-Hua; Parker, David S.

    2018-03-01

    Designing a permanent magnet with reduced critical rare-earth content is of paramount importance in the development of cost-effective modern technologies. By performing comprehensive first-principles calculations, we investigate the potential avenues for reducing the critical rare-earth content in Sm2Fe17N3 and Sm2Fe17C3 by making a La or Ce substitution for Sm. The calculated magnetic properties of base compounds are in good agreement with the previous low-temperature (4.2-K) experimental measurements, and they show a large axial anisotropy. Although La or Ce substitution results in a slight reduction of magnetic anisotropy, the magnetic moments of Fe atoms mostly remain unchanged. Specifically, large axial anisotropies of 7.2 and 4.1 MJ /m3 are obtained for SmCeFe17 N3 and SmLaFe17 N3 , respectively. These values of anisotropies are comparable to the state-of-the-art permanent magnet Nd2 Fe14 B . The foremost limitation of Sm2 Fe17X3 magnets for practical application is the formation nitrogen or carbon vacancies at high temperatures. By calculating the N- (C)- vacancy formation energy, we show that La or Ce substitution enhances the vacancy formation energy. This enhanced vacancy formation energy will likely improve the thermodynamic stability of these alloys at high temperatures. Therefore, La- or Ce-substituted Sm2Fe17C3 and Sm2Fe17N3 compounds are promising candidates for high-performance permanent magnets with substantially reduced rare-earth content.

  18. Sorption of Fe3+ , Co2+ , Ce3+ , Cs+ and Ba2+ in zeolite X

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    Martinez M, V.

    1994-01-01

    The sorption behavior of Fe 3+ , Co 2+ , Ce 3+ , Cs + , and Ba 2+ in aqueous solutions, was studied in presence of zeolite X. Solutions of Fe(NO 3 ) 3 . 9 H 2 O, Co(NO 3 ) 2 . 6 H 2 O, Ce(NO 3 ) 3 . 6 H 2 O, Cs NO 3 and Ba(NO 3 ) 2 were labelled with the respectively radioactive isotopes Fe 59 , Co 60 , Cs 134 , Ba 139 and Ce 141 . 20 ml. of each solution was left in contact with 200 mg. of zeolite for different periods. Later the zeolites were separated by centrifugation from the aqueous solutions and the radioactivity of the aqueous phases was measured with a NaI(Tl) solid-state well detector coupled to a single-channel Picker analyzer or with a Gel hyper pure solid-state detector coupled to a 2048 channel pulse height analyzer. When Cs + in the aqueous solutions was left in contact with zeolite X it was found that it does not occupy all cationic sites in the zeolite due to the ionic radium effect. A similar behavior was found for the divalent ions. In all cases, when the pH was not controlled, the zeolite lost part of its crystallinity and when the divalent ions were exchanged again by Na + , the zeolite recovered completely its crystallinity. During the sorption, the ionic radius, and the charge are important parameters as well as the pH. When the pH of the solution was adjusted between 6.5 - 7.0 the crystallinity was maintained in some cases. For Fe 3+ the crystallinity after the ion exchange was 94 % and when the pH was not adjusted the crystallinity was completely lost. It was found as well that the zeolite X induces the formation of H 3 O + which competes with the cations for the sites in the zeolite. (Author)

  19. Redox properties and VOC oxidation activity of Cu catalysts supported on Ce{sub 1−x}Sm{sub x}O{sub δ} mixed oxides

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    Konsolakis, Michalis, E-mail: mkonsol@science.tuc.gr [Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Sciences, Technical University of Crete, University Campus, 73100 Chania (Greece); Carabineiro, Sónia A.C., E-mail: scarabin@fe.up.pt [Laboratório de Catálise e Materiais (LCM), Laboratório Associado LSRE/LCM, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal); Tavares, Pedro B. [CQVR, Centro de Química – Vila Real, Departamento de Química, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 5001-911 Vila Real (Portugal); Figueiredo, José L. [Laboratório de Catálise e Materiais (LCM), Laboratório Associado LSRE/LCM, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal)

    2013-10-15

    Highlights: • Complete elimination of ethyl acetate is achieved at 260 °C with Cu/CeO{sub 2} catalysts. • Samarium has a detrimental impact on VOC oxidation, proportional to its content. • Incorporation of Sm in ceria has a detrimental effect on textural characteristics and reducibility. • Increase of Sm/Ce ratio results in a more reduced Cu species, inactive for VOC oxidation. • A correlation between VOC activity and catalysts redox properties is established. -- Abstract: A series of Cu catalysts supported on Ce{sub 1−x}Sm{sub x}O{sub δ} mixed oxides with different molar contents (x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1), was prepared by wet impregnation and evaluated for volatile organic compounds (VOC) abatement, employing ethyl acetate as model molecule. An extensive characterization study was undertaken in order to correlate the morphological, structural and surface properties of catalysts with their oxidation activity. The optimum performance was obtained with Cu/CeO{sub 2} catalyst, which offers complete conversion of ethyl acetate into CO{sub 2} at temperatures as low as 260 °C. The catalytic performance of Cu/Ce{sub 1−x}Sm{sub x}O{sub δ} was interpreted on the basis of characterization studies, showing that incorporation of samarium in ceria has a detrimental effect on the textural characteristics and reducibility of catalysts. Moreover, high Sm/Ce atomic ratios (from 1 to 3) resulted in a more reduced copper species, compared to CeO{sub 2}-rich supports, suggesting the inability of these species to take part in the redox mechanism of VOC abatement. Sm/Ce surface atomic ratios are always much higher than the nominal ratios indicating an impoverishment of catalyst surface in cerium oxide, which is detrimental for VOC activity.

  20. Low temperature solid oxide fuel cells based on Sm 0.2Ce 0.8O 1.9 films fabricated by slurry spin coating

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    Ai, Na; Lü, Zhe; Chen, Kongfa; Huang, Xiqiang; Wei, Bo; Zhang, Yaohui; Li, Shuyan; Xin, Xianshuang; Sha, Xueqing; Su, Wenhui

    A simple and effective slurry spin coating approach was developed for fabricating Sm 0.2Ce 0.8O 1.9 (SDC) films on porous NiO-SDC anode substrates. A dense SDC film with a thickness of ∼15 μm was obtained after sintering at 1400 °C for 4 h. With the same approach, the novel Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3- δ (BSCF)-SDC composite cathode layer was fabricated on the film. When dry hydrogen was used as the fuel and stationary air as the oxidant, maximum power densities of the cell were 648 mW cm -2 at 600 °C and 869 mW cm -2 at 650 °C, respectively. AC impedance analysis indicated that the resistance of the cell under open-circuit conditions was essentially dominated by the interfacial resistance. The activation energies of the interfacial resistance and the ohmic resistance were 99.49 and 54.30 kJ mol -1, respectively.

  1. Preparation of nanocrystalline Ce{sub 1−x}Sm{sub x}(Fe,Co){sub 11}Ti by melt spinning and mechanical alloying

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    Wuest, H., E-mail: holger.wuest@de.bosch.com [Robert Bosch GmbH, Postfach 10 60 50, 70049 Stuttgart (Germany); Bommer, L., E-mail: lars.bommer@de.bosch.com [Robert Bosch GmbH, Postfach 10 60 50, 70049 Stuttgart (Germany); Huber, A.M., E-mail: arne.huber@de.bosch.com [Robert Bosch GmbH, Postfach 10 60 50, 70049 Stuttgart (Germany); Goll, D., E-mail: dagmar.goll@htw-aalen.de [Aalen University, Materials Research Institute, Beethovenstr. 1, 73430 Aalen (Germany); Weissgaerber, T., E-mail: thomas.weissgaerber@ifam-dd.fraunhofer.de [Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM), Branch Lab Dresden, Winterbergstraße 28, 01277 Dresden (Germany); Kieback, B., E-mail: bernd.kieback@ifam-dd.fraunhofer.de [Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM), Branch Lab Dresden, Winterbergstraße 28, 01277 Dresden (Germany); Technische Universität Dresden, Institute for Materials Science, Helmholtzstraße 7, 01069 Dresden (Germany)

    2017-04-15

    Permanent magnetic materials based on Ce(Fe, Co){sub 12−x}Ti{sub x} with the ThMn{sub 12} structure are promising candidates for replacing NdFeB magnets. Its intrinsic magnetic properties are not far below the values of Nd{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B, and the high amount of Fe and the fact that Ce is much more abundant and less expensive than Nd encourages the reasonable interest in these compounds. Nanocrystalline magnetic material of the composition Ce{sub 1−x}Sm{sub x}Fe{sub 11−y}Co{sub y}Ti (x=0−1 and y=0; 1.95) has been produced by both melt spinning and mechanical alloying. Alloys containing only Ce as rare earth element (x=0) show coercivities below 77 kA/m, while for x=1 H{sub c,J} values up to 392 kA/m are reached. Coercivity shows rather an exponential than a linear dependence on the gradual substitution of Ce by Sm. - Highlights: • CeFe{sub 11}Ti nanocrystalline samples demonstrate values of H{sub c,J} up to 77 kA/m. • SmFe{sub 11}Ti nanocrystalline samples demonstrate values of H{sub c,J} up to 392 kA/m. • Dependence of H{sub c,J} on x in Ce{sub 1−x}Sm{sub x(}Fe, Co){sub 11}Ti obeys non-linear dependence. • Optimum annealing shifts to from 800 °C for CeFe{sub 11}Ti to 900 °C for SmFe{sub 11}Ti.

  2. Introduction of pinning centers into Sm1+xBa2Cu3+YO7-d coated conductor by reactive co-evaporation method

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    Kim, Gwan-Tae; Kim, Ho-Sup; Ha, Dong-Woo; Chung, Kook-Chae; Shinde, Kiran

    2018-02-01

    Sm1+xBa2Cu3+yO7-d (SmBCO)-coated conductors containing pinning centers were prepared by a reactive co-evaporation method using the EDDC (Evaporation using Drum in Dual Chamber) deposition system. Superconducting materials based on Sm, Ba, and Cu were evaporated in the evaporation chamber and deposited onto the drum-mounted substrate, while the deposited element reacted with oxygen and resulting in the SmBCO superconducting phase inside the reaction chamber. Tape-type samples (length = 30 cm, width = 4 mm, thickness = 0.1 mm) with the structure of Ag/SmBCO/LMO/MgO/Y2O3/Al2O3/Hastelloy were prepared, where the SmBCO film was spread along the tape length. The critical current was measured using the non-contact Hall-probe method, and the field dependences of the critical current under a high magnetic field were measured. The superconducting properties of the samples under a magnetic field were highly influenced by the composition of the SmBCO film. Furthermore, elemental mapping of the high-Jc SmBCO-coated conductor was measured by transmission electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (TEM-EDX). Finally, we confirmed the Sm-related secondary phases take the role of pinning centers.

  3. Separation studies of La(III) and Ce(III)/Nd(III)/Pr(III)/Sm(III) from chloride solution using DEHPA/PC88A in petrofin

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    Acharya, Sagarika; Mishra, Sujata; Bhatta, B.C.

    2017-01-01

    The separation of La(III) and four other lanthanides. Ce, Nd, Pr and Sm from chloride solution has been studied using the two acidic organophosphorous extractants, DEHPA and PC88A in petrofin at pH 4.3. The metal content analysis was done using an ICP-OES spectrophotometer. The separation factors (β) was calculated and for La-Sm pair highest value of 9.7 was obtained. (author)

  4. 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-Olivé, K; Solís, C; Martínez-Carrillo, M A; Andrade, E; López, C; Longoria, L C; Lucho-Constantino, C A; Beltrán-Hernández, R I

    2012-04-01

    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. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. The effect of co-dopant addition on the properties of Ln{sub 0.2}Ce{sub 0.8}O{sub 2-{delta}} (Ln = Gd, Sm, La) solid-state electrolyte

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    Pikalova, E.Yu.; Demina, A.N.; Demin, A.K. [Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry, 22 S. Kovalevskoy, 620219 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Maragou, V.I.; Tsiakaras, P.E. [School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, 383 34 Volos (Greece)

    2008-07-01

    The present work aims at the investigation of Ln{sub 0.2}Ce{sub 0.8}O{sub 2-{delta}} (where Ln = Sm, La, Gd) structural and electrical properties when in the Ln sub-lattice, Ba{sup 2+} and Sr{sup 2+} with ionic radii 1.42 and 1.26 Aa, respectively, are introduced. The conductivity measurements were held both in air and in H{sub 2} + 3%H{sub 2}O atmosphere using the 4-probe dc technique at the temperature range of 600-900 C. Among all the samples, the highest value of electrical conductivity is obtained in the case of (Sm{sub 0.75}Sr{sub 0.2}Ba{sub 0.05}){sub 0.2}Ce{sub 0.8}O{sub 2-{delta}}, both in air and in hydrogen atmosphere. In the case of H{sub 2} + 3%H{sub 2}O the conductivity of the co-doped compounds increases in comparison with air. Moreover, the dependence of conductivity on the oxygen partial pressure, measured at the P{sub O{sub 2}} range of 0.21-10{sup -22} atm, showed that the electrolytic area of alkaline-earth metals doped Ln{sub 0.2}Ce{sub 0.8}O{sub 2-{delta}} is considerably enhanced, as predicted by the theory. Finally, by comparing the thermal expansion coefficients of the different materials (TEC), the thermo-mechanical compatibility between the co-doped and the other cell components was also investigated. (author)

  6. Calibration of LiBaF sub 3 Ce scintillator for fission spectrum neutrons

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    Reeder, P L

    2002-01-01

    The scintillator LiBaF sub 3 doped with small amounts of Ce sup + sup 3 has the ability to distinguish heavy charged particles (p, d, t, or alpha) from beta and/or gamma radiation based on the presence or absence of nanosecond components in the scintillation light output. Since the neutron capture reaction on sup 6 Li produces recoil alphas and tritons, this scintillator also discriminates between neutron induced events and beta or gamma interactions. An experimental technique using a time-tagged sup 2 sup 5 sup 2 Cf source has been used to measure the efficiency of this scintillator for neutron capture, the calibration of neutron capture pulse height, and the pulse height resolution--all as a function of incident neutron energy.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Preparation of MAl O : Eu2+, Sm3+ (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) Phosphors by ...

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    2007-10-15

    Oct 15, 2007 ... clearly show that most peaks are assigned to those of the MAl2O4 structure. Moreover, their structures change with change of M. Samples A and B exhibit monoclinic crystal systems and sample. C a hexagonal structure. The doping Eu2+ and co-doping Sm3+ have very little influence on the structure of the ...

  10. Electrical conductivity and chemical stability of BaCe0·8−xAxGd0 ...

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    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. Keywords. Perovskite; solid electrolyte; impedance spectroscopy; ...

  11. Mott state and quantum critical points in rare-earth oxypnictides RO1-xFxFeAS (R= La, Sm, Nd, Pr, Ce)

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    Giovannetti, G.; Kumar, S.; van den Brink, J.

    2008-01-01

    We investigate the magnetic phase diagram of the newly discovered iron-based high temperature oxypnictide superconductors of the type RO1-xFxFeAs, with rare earths R=La, Sm, Nd, Pr and Ce by means of ab initio SGGA and SGGA+U density functional computations. We find undoped LaOFeAs to be a Mott

  12. Anisotropic suppression of octahedral breathing distortion with the fully strained BaBiO3/BaCeO3 heterointerface

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    Lee, Han Gyeol; Kim, Rokyeon; Kim, Jinkwon; Kim, Minu; Kim, Tae Heon; Lee, Shinbuhm; Noh, Tae Won

    2018-01-01

    While the physiochemical effects of octahedral tilting and rotating distortions have been studied extensively, octahedral breathing distortion (OBD) at heterointerfaces has rarely been explored. Here, we investigated OBD in fully strained BaBiO3 (BBO) epitaxial films by making a new type of oxide heterointerface with non-breathing BaCeO3 epitaxial films. The integration of first-principles calculations with experimental observations of optical spectroscopy revealed that the oxygen displacement modes in BBO became disordered within six unit cells at the heterointerface and the surface. Controlling OBD in perovskite oxide thin films provides a means to exploit emerging material properties.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Ability of the marine bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens BA3SM1 to counteract the toxicity of CdSe nanoparticles.

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    Poirier, Isabelle; Kuhn, Lauriane; Demortière, Arnaud; Mirvaux, Boris; Hammann, Philippe; Chicher, Johana; Caplat, Christelle; Pallud, Marie; Bertrand, Martine

    2016-10-04

    In the marine environment, bacteria from estuarine and coastal sediments are among the first targets of nanoparticle pollution; it is therefore relevant to improve the knowledge of interactions between bacteria and nanoparticles. In this work, the response of the marine bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens BA3SM1 to CdSe nanocrystals (CdSe NPs) of 3nm (NP3) and 8nm (NP8) in diameter was evaluated through microscopic, physiological, biochemical and proteomic approaches. Transmission electron microscopy images showed that NP3 were able to penetrate the bacteria, while NP8 were highly concentrated around the cells, embedded in large exopolysaccharides. In our experimental conditions, both CdSe NP sizes induced a decrease in respiration during the stationary growth phase, while only NP8 caused growth retardation and a decrease in pyoverdine production. Proteomic analyses highlighted that the strain responded to CdSe NP toxicity by inducing various defence mechanisms such as cell aggregation, extracellular CdSe NP sequestration, effective protection against oxidative stress, modifications of envelope organization and properties, and cadmium export. In addition, BA3SM1 presented a biosorption capacity of 1.6×10(16)NP3/g dry weight and 1.7×10(15)NP8/g dry weight. This strain therefore appears as a promising agent for NP bioremediation processes. Proteomic data are available via ProteomeXchange with identifier PXD004012. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report focussing on the effects of CdSe colloidal nanocrystals (CdSe NPs) on a marine strain of Pseudomonas fluorescens. CdSe NPs are extensively used in the industry of renewable energies and it is regrettably expected that these pollutants will sometime soon appear in the marine environment through surface runoff, urban effluents and rivers. Bacteria living in estuarine and coastal sediments will be among the first targets of these new pollutants. The pseudomonads are frequently found in these ecosystems

  16. Direct observation and analysis of nanoscale precipitates in (Sm,Eu,Gd) Ba.sub.2./sub.Cu.sub.3./sub.O.sub.y./sub

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    Muraldihar, M.; Sakai, N.; Jirsa, Miloš; Koshizuka, N.; Murakami, M.

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 85, č. 16 (2004), s. 3504-3506 ISSN 0003-6951 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1010914 Keywords : nanoscale particles * secondary phase * melt-textured materials * (Sm,Eu,Gd)-123 * Gd-211 * TEM * (LRE, Zr)BaCuO Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 4.308, year: 2004

  17. Electrochemical performance of (Ba 0.5Sr 0.5) 0.9Sm 0.1Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3- δ as an intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell cathode

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    Li, Shuyan; Lü, Zhe; Ai, Na; Chen, Kongfa; Su, Wenhui

    This study presents the electrochemical performance of (Ba 0.5Sr 0.5) 0.9Sm 0.1Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3- δ (BSSCF) as a cathode material for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFC). AC-impedance analyses were carried on an electrolyte supported BSSCF/Sm 0.2Ce 0.8O 1.9 (SDC)/Ag half-cell and a Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3- δ (BSCF)/SDC/Ag half-cell. In contrast to the BSCF cathode half-cell, the total resistance of the BSSCF cathode half-cell was lower, e.g., at 550 °C; the values for the BSSCF and BSCF were 1.54 and 2.33 Ω cm 2, respectively. The cell performance measurements were conducted on a Ni-SDC anode supported single cell using a SDC thin film as electrolyte, and BSSCF layer as cathode. The maximum power densities were 681 mW cm -2 at 600 °C and 820 mW cm -2 at 650 °C.

  18. 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.

  19. Caracterização estrutural da cerâmica Ti x(Sm0,2Ce0,81-xO 2-delta pelo método de Rietveld Structural study of Ti x(Sm0.2Ce0.8 1-xO2-delta ceramic by the Rietveld method

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O método precursor polimérico foi aplicado para a síntese de pós de Ti x(Sm0,2Ce0,81 xO2-delta, com 0 Powders of Ti x(Sm0.2Ce0.81-xO 2-delta, 0 0.20 the rutile phase precipitates. At the same time the samarium titanate content decreases and samarium migrates into the cerianite phase. These phenomena can be proved by the increase in lattice parameters.

  20. Magnetic properties of quadruple perovskites Ba4LnRu3O12 (Ln=La, Nd, Sm-Gd, Dy-Lu)

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    Shimoda, Yuki; Doi, Yoshihiro; Wakeshima, Makoto; Hinatsu, Yukio

    2010-01-01

    Quadruple perovskites Ba 4 LnRu 3 O 12 (Ln=La, Nd, Sm-Gd, Dy-Lu) were prepared and their magnetic properties were investigated. They adopt the 12L-perovskite-type structure consisting of Ru 3 O 12 trimers and LnO 6 octahedra. All of these compounds show an antiferromagnetic transition at 2.5-30 K. For Ba 4 NdRu 3 O 12 , ferrimagnetic ordering has been observed at 11.5 K. The observed magnetic transition is due to the magnetic behavior of the Ru 4.33+ 3 O 12 trimer with S=1/2 . Magnetic properties of Ba 4 LnRu 3 O 12 were compared with those of triple perovskites Ba 3 LnRu 2 O 9 and double perovskites Ba 2 LnRuO 6 . - Graphical abstract: Quadruple perovskites Ba 4 LnRu 3 O 12 (Ln=La, Nd, Sm-Gd, Dy-Lu) were prepared. They adopt the 12L-perovskite-type structure consisting of Ru 3 O 12 trimers and LnO 6 octahedra. All of these compounds show an antiferromagnetic transition at 2.5-30 K. For Ba 4 NdRu 3 O 12 , ferrimagnetic ordering has been observed at 11.5 K. The observed magnetic transition is due to the magnetic behavior of the Ru 4.33+ 3 O 12 trimer with S=1/2 . Magnetic properties of Ba 4 LnRu 3 O 12 were compared with those of triple perovskites Ba 3 LnRu 2 O 9 and double perovskites Ba 2 LnRuO 6 .

  1. 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)

  2. (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.

  3. Preparation and characterization of solid electrolyte proton base of BaCeO3 doped with zirconia, yttria and nickel

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    Santos, K.; Berton, M.A.C.

    2012-01-01

    In this work the effect of Zr and Ni addition on the chemical stability and electrical conductivity of BaCe 0,8 Y 0,2 O(3-δ ) was studied. Different doping levels with Zr showed the increase the sample chemical stability in CO 2(g) . The Ni addition resulted in densification and sintering samples at 1300 deg C for 2 hours. The conductivity of BaCe 0,8 Y 0,2 O (3δ) with different doping levels with Zr was investigate at temperature between 400 deg C and 900 deg C, using the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy technique. The compounds with most amount Zr exhibit less conductivity. (author)

  4. 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/n...

  5. 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

    2015-04-08

    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.

  6. Ultraviolet-vacuum ultraviolet photoluminescence and x ray radioluminescence of Ce3+-doped Ba3MgSi2O8

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    Ding, X.; Liang, H.; Hou, D.; Su, Q.; Dorenbos, P.; Sun, S.; Tao, Y.

    2011-01-01

    Ce3+-doped Ba3MgSi2O8 phosphors were prepared by a solid-state reaction route. The photoluminescence properties in the vacuum ultraviolet-vis spectral range and the x ray excited radioluminescence were investigated. Ce3+ ions were found to enter three different sites in the host lattice. Five

  7. Luminescence properties of a single-component Na0.34Ca0.66Al1.66Si2.34O8:Ce3+, Sm3+ phosphor with tunable color tone for UV-pumped LEDs

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    Wang, Lei; Dong, Jie; Cui, Cai'e.; Tian, Yue; Huang, Ping

    2015-08-01

    A series of single-phase Na0.34Ca0.66Al1.66Si2.34O8:Ce3+, Sm3+ (NCASO) phosphors have been synthesized via a high temperature solid-state reaction method. The samples were studied based on photoluminescence (PL), photoluminescence excitation (PLE) spectra and fluorescence decay patterns. The obtained PLE exhibited a strong excitation band in the UV region between 250 and 380 nm. Under 340 nm excitation, NCASO:Ce3+, Sm3+ phosphor showed a broad emission band at 414 nm of Ce3+ and four emission bands from 550 nm to 725 nm of Sm3+. Spectra demonstrate nonradiative energy transfers (ET) occur from Ce3+-Sm3+. The analysis based on Inokuti-Hirayama model indicates that the ET is governed by electric dipole-dipole interaction. Moreover, the emitting colors can be adjusting from blue to white by proper tuning of the relative composition of Ce3+/Sm3+. These results show that NCASO:Ce3+, Sm3+ phosphors can be used as a potential single-phased white-emitting candidate for UV WLEDs.

  8. 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.

  9. Synthesis and luminescence characterization of Y2BaZnO5:RE (RE = Eu3+, Tb3+, Pr3+and Sm3+) phosphors.

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    Taikar, D R; Joshi, C P; Moharil, S V

    2017-09-01

    Modified synthesis and luminescence of Y 2 BaZnO 5 phosphors activated with the rare earths (RE) Eu 3 + , Tb 3 + , Pr 3 + and Sm 3 + are reported. RE 2 BaZnO 5 phosphors have attracted attention because of their interesting magnetic and optical properties; and are usually prepared using a two-step solid-state reaction. In the first step, carbonates or similar precursors are thoroughly mixed and heated at 900°C to decompose them to oxides. To eliminate the unwanted phases like BaRE 2 O 4 , the resulting powders are reheated at 1100°C for a long time. We prepared Y 2 BaZnO 5 phosphors activated with various activators by replacing the first step with combustion synthesis. The photoluminescence results are presented. The photoluminescence results for Eu 3 + , Tb 3 + and Pr 3 + are in good agreement with the literature. However, photoluminescence emission from Sm 3 + has not been documented previously. The excitation spectrum of Eu 3 + is dominated by a charge transfer band around 261 nm, and an additional band around 238 nm is always present, irrespective of the type of activator. The presence of this band for all these different types of activators was interpreted as host absorption. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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

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    Łuszczek Maciej

    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. Neutron Activation Resonance Integrals of 74Se, 78Se, 80Se, 81Br, 127I, 130Te, 138Ba, 140Ce, and 142Ce

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    Ricabarra, M. D.; Turjanskl, R.; Ricabarra, G. H.; Bigham, C.B.

    1968-01-01

    A lithium-drift germanium γ-ray spectrometer has been used to make accurate intercomparisons of the ratio of resonance-integral to thermal-activation cross section by measuring cadmium ratios or relative activation rates in two different neutron spectra. The standard, gold, or secondary standard, indium, was mixed uniformly in the samples and the activities resolved with the spectrometer. Expressed as Westcott S 0 values, the results relative to S 0 = 17.7 for gold were as follows: 74 Se = 10.3 +± 0.1, 78 Se = 12.3 ± 0.3, 80 Sc = 2.65 ± 0.02, 81 Br = 24.3 ± 0.5, 127 I = 27.8 ± 0.5, 130 Te = 2.10 ± 0.07, 138 Ba = 0.649 ± 0.004, 140 Ce = 0.476 ± 0.003, 142 Ce = 0.865 ± 0.005. (author)

  12. Synthesis, crystal structure and thermal decomposition mechanism of the complex [Sm(p-BrBA)3bipy.H2O]2.H2O

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    Zhang Haiyan; Zhang Jianjun; Ren Ning; Xu Suling; Tian Liang; Bai Jihai

    2008-01-01

    A new binuclear samarium (III) complex [Sm(p-BrBA) 3 bipy.H 2 O] 2 .H 2 O (p-BrBA = p-bromobenzoic acid; bipy = 2,2'-bipyridine) has been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, UV, IR, molar conductance and TG-DTG techniques. The structure of the complex was established by single crystal X-ray diffraction. It crystallizes in triclinic, space group P1-bar with a = 8.2476(7) A, b = 13.3483(10) A, c = 15.9035(13) A, α 73.9160(10) o , β = 78.9630(10) o , γ = 74.4770(10) o , Z = 1, D c 1.947 g cm -3 , F(000) = 910. The carboxylic groups are bonded to the samarium ion in two modes: bidentate bridging, monodentate. Each center Sm 3+ ion is eight-coordinated by one 2,2'-bipyridine molecular, four bidentate bridging and a monodentate carboxylic group, as well as one water molecular. The coordination polyhedron around each Sm 3+ ion can be described as bi-capped triangular prism geometry. The thermal decomposition behavior of the title complex in a static air atmosphere was investigated by TG-DTG and IR techniques

  13. 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 BaCeO 3 , 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 BaCeO 3 . Lastly, we evaluate the effect of these volume changes on the vibrational thermodynamics.

  14. Surface electrochemistry of CO2 reduction and CO oxidation on Sm-doped CeO(2-x): coupling between Ce(3+) and carbonate adsorbates.

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    Feng, Zhuoluo A; Machala, Michael L; Chueh, William C

    2015-05-14

    The efficient electro-reduction of CO2 to chemical fuels and the electro-oxidation of hydrocarbons for generating electricity are critical toward a carbon-neutral energy cycle. The simplest reactions involving carbon species in solid-oxide fuel cells and electrolyzer cells are CO oxidation and CO2 reduction, respectively. In catalyzing these reactions, doped ceria exhibits a mixed valence of Ce(3+) and Ce(4+), and has been employed as a highly active and coking-resistant electrode. Here we report an operando investigation of the surface reaction mechanism on a ceria-based electrochemical cell using ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. We show that the reaction proceeds via a stable carbonate intermediate, the coverage of which is coupled to the surface Ce(3+) concentration. Under CO oxidation polarization, both the carbonate and surface Ce(3+) concentration decrease with overpotential. Under CO2 reduction polarization, on the other hand, the carbonate coverage saturates whereas the surface Ce(3+) concentration increases with overpotential. The evolution of these reaction intermediates was analyzed using a simplified two-electron reaction scheme. We propose that the strong adsorbate-adsorbate interaction explains the coverage-dependent reaction mechanism. These new insights into the surface electrochemistry of ceria shed light on the optimization strategies for better fuel cell electrocatalysts.

  15. 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

    2015-05-05

    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. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Structural, magnetotransport and thermal properties of Sm substituted La{sub 0.7−x}Sm{sub x}Ba{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} (0≤x≤0.2) manganites

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    Modi, Anchit, E-mail: anchitmodi87@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal 462026 (India); Bhat, Masroor Ahmad; Pandey, Devendra K. [Department of Physics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal 462026 (India); Tarachand [UGC-DAE, Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452001 (India); Bhattacharya, Shovit [Technical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai 400085 (India); Gaur, N.K. [Department of Physics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal 462026 (India); Okram, G.S. [UGC-DAE, Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452001 (India)

    2017-02-15

    In the present paper we studied the structural, magnetotransport and thermopower properties of a series of polycrystalline La{sub 0.7−x}Sm{sub x}Ba{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} (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 La{sup 3+} by Sm{sup 3+} 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 (TT{sub p2}) 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 Sm{sup 3+} 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. - Highlights: • La{sub 0

  17. Preparation, Characterization, and Ionic Transport Properties of Nanoscale Ln2Zr2O7 (Ln = Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Dy, Er, and Yb) Energy Materials

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    Solomon, Sam; George, Aneesh; Thomas, Jijimon Kumpakkattu; John, Annamma

    2015-01-01

    Nanoparticles of lanthanide (Ln)-based zirconates have been prepared through the autoignited combustion technique. The structure of the system was analyzed by powder x-ray diffraction and vibrational spectroscopic tools. The compounds with Ln = Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, and Gd have pyrochlore cubic structure, whereas those with Ln = Dy, Er, and Yb possess anion-deficient disordered cubic fluorite structure. The optical properties of the powder were analyzed using ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. Pellets of the compounds were sintered in the range from 1325°C to 1530°C for 2 h. The surface morphology of sintered Nd2Zr2O7 was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy. Impedance spectroscopic studies of the samples were carried out at different temperatures. The conductivity increased to the order of 10-2 S/m at 750°C, and the highest conductivity of 13.21 × 10-2 S/m was obtained for Er2Zr2O7. All samples of this system are suitable candidates for fabrication of electrolytes for use in solid oxide fuel cells, particularly at moderate temperatures.

  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. 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.

  20. Blue-green tunable color of Ce(3+)/Tb(3+) coactivated NaBa3La3Si6O20 phosphor via energy transfer.

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    Jia, Zhen; Xia, Mingjun

    2016-09-15

    A series of color tunable phosphors NaBa3La3Si6O20:Ce(3+), Tb(3+) 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 Ce(3+) 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 Ce(3+) and Tb(3+) ions coactivated phosphors exhibit color tunable emission light from deep blue to green by adjusting the concentration of the Tb(3+) ions. An energy transfer of Ce(3+) → Tb(3+) investigated by the photoluminescence properties and lifetime decay, is demonstrated to be dipole-quadrupole interaction. These results indicate the NaBa3La3Si6O20:Ce(3+), Tb(3+) phosphors can be considered as potential candidates for blue-green components for white light emitting diodes.

  1. Solubility and superconductivity in RE(Ba2-xREx)Cu3O7+δ (RE = Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy)

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    Zhang, K.; Dabrowski, B.; Segre, C.U.; Hinks, D.G.; Schuller, I.K.; Jorgensen, J.D.; Slaski, M.

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    Solid solutions of RE(Ba 2-x RE x )Cu 3 O 7- δ (RE=Nd,Sm,Eu,Gd,Dy) for x=0 to x=0.5 have been investigated. X-ray and resistivity measurements show that there exists a solid solution region, through which, the structure changes from orthorhombic to tetragonal and the superconducting properties are depressed. The solubility limits depend strongly on the size of the rare-earth ion, with the smallest (Dy) showing no appreciable solubility. The superconducting transition temperature versus x for all of the rare-earth ion substitutions falls on a universal curve, indicating that the Ba sites are extremely ionic and magnetically isolated. 20 refs., 4 figs

  2. 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.

  3. Sm-doped CeO{sub 2} single buffer layer for YBCO coated conductors by polymer assisted chemical solution deposition (PACSD) method

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    Li, G.; Pu, M.H.; Sun, R.P.; Wang, W.T.; Wu, W.; Zhang, X.; Yang, Y. [Key Laboratory of Magnetic Levitation Technologies and Maglev Trains (Ministry of Education of China), Superconductivity R and D Center (SRDC), Mail Stop 165, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031 (China); Cheng, C.H. [Key Laboratory of Magnetic Levitation Technologies and Maglev Trains (Ministry of Education of China), Superconductivity R and D Center (SRDC), Mail Stop 165, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031 (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052 NSW (Australia); Zhao, Y. [Key Laboratory of Magnetic Levitation Technologies and Maglev Trains (Ministry of Education of China), Superconductivity R and D Center (SRDC), Mail Stop 165, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031 (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052 NSW (Australia)], E-mail: yzhao@home.swjtu.edu.cn

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    An over 150 nm thick Sm{sub 0.2}Ce{sub 0.8}O{sub 1.9-x} (SCO) single buffer layer has been deposited on bi-axially textured NiW (2 0 0) alloy substrate. Highly in-plane and out-of-plane oriented, dense, smooth and crack free SCO single layer has been obtained via a polymer-assisted chemical solution deposition (PACSD) approach. YBCO thin film has been deposited equally via a PACSD route on the SCO-buffered NiW, the as grown YBCO yielding a sharp transition at T{sub c0} = 87 K as well as J{sub c}(0 T, 77 K) {approx} 1 MA/cm{sup 2}. These results indicates that RE (lanthanides other than Ce) doping may be an effective approach to improve the critical thickness of solution derived CeO{sub 2} film, which renders it a promising candidate as single buffer layer for YBCO coated conductors.

  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. 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...

  6. 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

  7. Influence of the Gd.sub.2./sub.BaCuO.sub.5./sub. fine particles on thermoelectric power of melt-textured (Nd-Sm-Gd) Ba.sub.2./sub.Cu.sub.3./sub.O.sub.7 -.delta../sub.

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    Okram, G. A.; Muralidhar, M.; Jirsa, Miloš; Murakami, M.

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 402, - (2004), s. 94-97 ISSN 0921-4534 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1010914 Keywords : melt-textured materials * thermoelectric power * (Nd,Sm,Gd)Ba 2 Cu 3 O y * Gd 2 BaCuO 5 Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.072, year: 2004

  8. Preparation and luminescent properties of Tb3+ and Tb3+–Ce3+ doped Ba9Y2Si6O24 phosphors

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    Lee, Seul; Park, Sangmoon

    2013-01-01

    Luminescent materials composed of Ba 9−3m/2 Tb m Y 2 Si 6 O 24 (m=0.005–0.6) were prepared via a solid-state reaction. The dependence of the luminescent intensity of the Tb 3+ -doped orthosilicates on the Tb 3+ content (m=0.005–0.06) is also investigated. The photoluminescence properties of Tb 3+ in Ba 9−3m/2 Tb m Y 2 Si 6 O 24 orthosilicate phosphors were elucidated. Using these phosphors, the desired CIE values including emissions throughout the blue, blue-green, and green regions of the spectra were achieved. Co-doping Ce 3+ into the Tb 3+ -doped host structure enabled a high-energy charge-transfer from Ce 3+ to Tb 3+ ; accordingly, the Tb 3+ -Ce 3+ -doped green phosphors will be useful for applications involving white-light near-UV light-emitting-diodes. -- Highlights: • The photoluminescence properties of Tb 3+ in Ba 9−3m/2 Tb m Y 2 Si 6 O 24 orthosilicate phosphors were elucidated. • Co-doping Ce 3+ into the Tb 3+ -doped host structure enabled a high-energy charge-transfer. • Tb 3+ –Ce 3+ -doped green orthosilicate phosphor is quite useful for applications involving white-light for near-UV LEDs

  9. Nitrate storage behavior of Ba/MnOx-CeO2 catalyst and its activity for soot oxidation with heat transfer limitations.

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    Wu, Xiaodong; Liu, Shuang; Lin, Fan; Weng, Duan

    2010-09-15

    A BaMnCe ternary catalyst was prepared by impregnating barium acetate on MnO(x)-CeO(2) mixed oxides, with the monoxide supported catalysts and the solid solution support as references. The activities of the catalysts for soot oxidation were evaluated in the presence of NO under an energy transference controlled regime. BaMnCe presented the lowest maximal soot oxidation rate temperature at 393 degrees C among the catalysts investigated. Although BaMnCe experienced a loss in the specific surface area and low-temperature redox property due to blocking of the support pores by barium carbonate, its superior soot oxidation activity highlighted the importance of relatively stable bidentate/monodentate nitrates coordinated to Mn(x+) and Ce(x+) sites and more stable ionic barium nitrate. About half of the nitrates stored on this catalyst decomposed within the temperature interval of 350-450 degrees C, and the ignition temperature of soot decreased significantly with involvement of the nitrates or NO(2) released. Copyright 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. 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.

  11. Co3O4/Sm-Doped CeO2/Co3O4Trilayer Coating on AISI 441 Interconnect for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.

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    Shen, Fengyu; Lu, Kathy

    2017-02-22

    In this work, a novel Co/Sm-doped CeO 2 (SDC)/Co trilayer of ∼6 μm is deposited by alternating electrodeposition and electrophoresis and oxidized to a Co 3 O 4 /SDC/Co 3 O 4 trilayer structure. This coating is unique and effective in the following aspects: (1) The area specific resistance of the coated interconnect is more stable and lower than that of the uncoated interconnect after thermal treatment at 800 °C for 400 h. (2) The Co 3 O 4 /SDC/Co 3 O 4 coating layer can effectively inhibit Cr diffusion and evaporation and significantly slow the oxidation rate of the interconnect. (3) The Sm 0.5 Sr 0.5 Co 0.2 Fe 0.8 O 3 cathode in the electrolyte/cathode/interconnect half-cell retains its initial stoichiometry after 100 h of the thermal treatment. Subsequently, the ohmic resistance R Ω , high frequency polarization resistance R H , and low frequency polarization resistance R L of the half-cell with the Co 3 O 4 /SDC/Co 3 O 4 coated interconnect are all smaller than those of the half-cell with the bare interconnect. The Co 3 O 4 /SDC/Co 3 O 4 coating layer has great advantages to be used as a protective layer for the metallic interconnect in solid oxide fuel cells to improve cell performance, stability, and durability.

  12. A novel flexible tactile sensor based on Ce-doped BaTiO3 nanofibers

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    Zhuang, Yongyong; Xu, Zhuo; Fu, Xiaotian; Li, Fei; Li, Jinglei; Liao, Zhipeng; Liu, Weihua

    2017-07-01

    The performance of a robotic hand is severely limited by the tactile feedback information similar to a human hand. Hence, a novel and robust tactile sensor has been developed to cope with the challenge of robotic hand technology. Piezoelectric material is proposed as a suitable candidate for a new efficient tactile sensor due to its excellent piezoelectric properties. In this paper, a novel flexible tactile sensor based on Ce-doped BTO nanofibers was developed. The doping mechanism of cerium ions and the working process of the sensor were analysed. The results showed that sheer stress had no contribution to the sensor, this indicated that the sensor was easy to control according to the individual’s wish. The output voltage of the sensor could reach up to 0.078 V which showed great potential for the future of intelligent robot skin application.

  13. Ce-doping effects on electronic structures of Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 thin film

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    Wang, S Y; Cheng, B L; Wang, Can; Button, T W; Dai, S Y; Jin, K J; Lu, H B; Zhou, Y L; Chen, Z H; Yang, G Z

    2006-01-01

    In order to clarify the basic reason why Ce doping can dramatically decrease the leakage current in Ba 0.5 Sr 0.5 TiO 3 (BST) as reported in our previous work (Wang et al 2005 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 38 2253), we have employed x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and the optical transmittance technique to study the electronic structure of undoped and 1.0 at% Ce-doped BST (CeBST) films fabricated by pulsed laser deposition. XPS results show that Ce doping has a strong influence on the valence band and core levels of BST films, and that the Fermi level is lowered by about 0.35 eV by Ce doping. Optical transmittance measurements demonstrate that the energy gap is expanded with Ce doping. These Ce-doping effects can induce an increase in the barrier height for the thermionic emission and eventually reduce leakage current in CeBST thin films

  14. Crystallographic axis transition of Sm.sub.1+x./sub.Ba.sub.2-x./sub.Cu.sub.3./sub.O.sub.7-δ./sub. film prepared by liquid phase epitaxy (LPE)

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    Tang, Ch.Y.; Cai, Y.Q.; Li, W.; Sun, J.L.; Yao, X.; Jirsa, Miloš

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 9, č. 3 (2009), s. 1339-1343 ISSN 1528-7483 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/08/0722 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : crystallographic axis orientation * Sm 1+x Ba 2-x Cu 3 O 7-$ film * RE-123 film * Cu-rich Ba-Cu-O flux * liquid epitaxy Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 4.162, year: 2009

  15. Structural, thermomechanical and electrical properties of new (1 - x)Ce0.8Nd0.2O2-δ-xBaCe0.8Nd0.2O3-δ composites

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    Medvedev, D.; Pikalova, E.; Demin, A.; Podias, A.; Korzun, I.; Antonov, B.; Tsiakaras, P.

    2014-12-01

    In this work composite (1-x)Ce0.8Nd0.2O2-δ-xBaCe0.8Nd0.2O3-δ ceramics were prepared via the one-step citrate-nitrate combustion procedure, and characterised by TG-DSC, XRD analysis, and SEM. Their transport properties were investigated across various temperatures (600-900 °C) and oxygen partial pressures (10-23-0.21 atm). The XRD data reveals an occurrence of single-phase oxides at x = 0, 1 and two phases with perovskite and fluorite structure at x = 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 in powders calcined at 1100 °C. Dense ceramic samples (93-95%) were sintered in air at 1500 °C for 3 h. The concentration dependence of the mean grain size is characterized by local minimum at x = 0.5, while that of total conductivity exhibited a similar behavior; its minimal value was registered in the sample with the most extended specific grain surface. It was found that the electronic contribution to the total conductivity of the composites is reduced as compared to that of the basic Ce0.8Nd0.2O2-δ and BaCe0.8Nd0.2O3-δ materials. This leads to a better stability in the long-term redox-cycles in comparison with the basic oxides. Additionally, the conductivity in Ce0.8Nd0.2O2-δ decreases by 85%, whereas the conductivity of BaCe0.8Nd0.2O3-δ decreases by 30% after 2 redox-cycles for 200 h at 900 °C. The resulting conductivity degradation of the (1-x)Ce0.8Nd0.2O2-δ-xBaCe0.8Nd0.2O3-δ composite is no more than 15%.

  16. Synthesis and characterization of Sm0.5Ba0.5MnO3-δ as anode materials for solid oxide fuel cells

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    Abdalla, A. M.; Radenahmad, N.; Bakar, M. S. Abu; Petra, Pg M .I.; Azad, A. K.

    2016-01-01

    The material performance is a crucial issue in the current fuel cell technology, and for this reason we present this new series of Samarium family which can be used as electrode giving a high performance in a particular application. Sm 0 . 5 Ba 0 . 5 MnO 3-δ was prepared by solid state reaction method and characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Rietveld analysis of XRD data shows that the material has an Orthorhombic crystal structure with cell parameter a = 3.883(1) Å b = 3.8742(5) Å c = 7. 762(4) Å, in the Pmmm space group. TGA analyses shows that the materials is going to decrease by 0.32%. The density of the materials was calculated from structural refinement and found to be 8.372 gm/cm 3 . (paper)

  17. 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)

  18. Effects of Zn doping on crystal structure, Raman spectra and superconductivity of SmBa2Cu3O7−δ systems

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    Xue, Renzhong; Dai, Haiyang; Chen, Zhenping; Li, Tao; Xue, Yuncai

    2013-01-01

    Highlights: ► Zn ions affect significantly the lattice parameter of the SmBa 2 Cu 3−x Zn x O 7−δ (SBCZO) ceramic. ► Raman spectra of SBCZO samples obviously change with increasing Zn doping content. ► The superconducting transition temperature decreases with increasing Zn content. ► Induced lattice disorder and local magnetic moment in CuO 2 planes are related to suppression of T c . -- Abstract: Polycrystalline SmBa 2 Cu 3−x Zn x O 7−δ (SBCZO) (x = 0.0–0.4) samples are prepared by the usual solid-state reaction technique. The effects of Zn doping on the structure, the grain morphology, Raman spectra and electronic transport properties of SBCZO systems have been investigated. The orthorhombic structure of the samples does not change remarkably. The samples become denser and grain boundary becomes unclear with the increase of Zn content. Raman spectra exhibit different features with increasing Zn content which shows that Zn ions act as strong scattering centers to the charge carriers in the CuO 2 planes, enhance the disorder of the CuO 2 planes and increase oxygen depletion in Cu-O chains. The measurements of the resistivity show that the superconducting transition temperature T c decreases rapidly and the superconducting transition width increases gradually with increasing Zn contents. Furthermore, the changes of the samples’ normal state resistivity from metallic to semi-conducting behavior show the increase of heterogeneities with increasing Zn content which causes inter-grain or intra-grain disorders. All the results suggest that lattice disorder in the CuO 2 planes, the oxygen content change in Cu-O chains and local weak superconductivity regions due to the substitution of Zn for Cu are related to the suppression of T c in the SBCZO systems

  19. Extraordinary role of Ce-Ni elements on the electrical and magnetic properties of Sr-Ba M-type hexaferrites

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    Iqbal, Muhammad Javed, E-mail: mjiqauchem@yahoo.com [Surface and Solid State Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320 (Pakistan); Farooq, Saima [Surface and Solid State Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320 (Pakistan)

    2009-11-15

    The structural, electrical and magnetic behavior of Sr{sub 0.5}Ba{sub 0.5-x}Ce{sub x}Fe{sub 12-y}Ni{sub y}O{sub 19} (where x = 0.00-0.10; y = 0.00-1.00) hexaferrite nanomaterials are reported in this paper. The structural analysis indicates that the Ce-Ni doped Sr-Ba M-type hexaferrite samples synthesized by the co-precipitation method are stoichiometric, single magnetoplumbite phase with crystallite sizes in the range of 35-48 nm. The dc-electrical resistivity of the pure Sr-Ba hexaferrite is enhanced to almost 10{sup 2} times by doping with Ce-Ni contents of x = 0.06; y = 0.60. The dielectric constant and dielectric loss tangent decrease to values {approx}14 and <0.2, respectively, by increasing the frequency up to 1 MHz. Small relaxation peaks at frequencies >10{sup 5} Hz are observed for the samples with Ce content of x > 0.06. The values of saturation magnetization increase from 66.32 to 84.33 emu/g and remanance magnetization from 42.64 to 56.01 emu/g but coercivity decreases from 2.85 to 1.59 kOe by substitution of Ce-Ni. Sharp ferri-paramagnetic transition is observed in the samples, which is confirmed by DSC results. Ce-Ni substitution acts to reduce the electron-hopping between Fe{sup 2+}/Fe{sup 3+} ions and also improves the magnetic properties. These characteristics are desirable for their possible use in microwave and chip devices.

  20. Growth of Ce-doped Ba3Gd(BO3)3 and Sr3Gd(BO3)3 single crystals by micro-pulling-down method and analysis of luminescence properties

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    Simura, Rayko; Yagi, Tatsushi; Sugiyama, Kazumasa; Yanagida, Takayuki; Yoshikawa, Akira

    2013-01-01

    Ce-doped double borates Ba3Gd(BO3)3 and Sr3Gd(BO3)3 (Ce:BGB and Ce:SGB, respectively) were grown by the micro-pulling-down method, and the luminescence properties of the crystals were investigated and compared with those of Ce-doped H-Ba3Y(BO3)3(Ce:H-BYB) crystals grown by the same method. Transmittance measurements showed the wavelength of absorption band was around 380 nm for all the samples. Emission bands corresponding to the 5d→4f transition of Ce3+ were observed at around 425 nm for Ce:BGB and Ce:SGB and at 435 nm for Ce:H-BYB. The photoluminescence decay times of Ce:BGB, Ce:SGB, and Ce:BYB were 29.5 ns, 35.2 ns, and 26.8 ns, respectively. The emission spectra obtained by excitation of 241Am (an α-emitter) revealed that the host luminescence was dominant (at around 315 nm) in BGB and SGB and that a very low-intensity Ce3+ 5d→4f luminescence peak appeared at around 430 nm. The relative light yield strength observed under 241Am excitation was corresponding to BGB and Ce:SGB, respectively, and these values were lower than that of Ce:H-BYB (˜400 photons/neutron).

  1. 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.

  2. Platinum triangles in the Pt/Al framework of the intermetallic REPt{sub 6}Al{sub 3} (RE = Ce-Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb) series

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    Eustermann, Fabian; Stegemann, Frank; Renner, Konstantin [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (Germany); Janka, Oliver [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (Germany); Institut fuer Chemie, Carl von Ossietzky Universitaet Oldenburg (Germany)

    2017-12-13

    The compounds of the REPt{sub 6}Al{sub 3} series (RE = Ce-Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb) were obtained by reaction of the elements via arc-melting. They were characterized by powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction (NdPt{sub 6}Al{sub 3}: wR = 0.0432, 759 F{sup 2} values, 33 variables) as well as by magnetic susceptibility measurements. The isostructural compounds crystallize with a new structure type in the trigonal crystal system with space group R anti 3c, twelve formula units in the unit cell, and lattice parameters of a = 752-755 and c = 3882-3945 pm. The crystal structure can be described by different slabs stacked along [001]. One layer features Pt{sub 3} triangles, centering the cavities of a flat honeycomb RE layer that are arranged in a..ABCA{sup '}B{sup '}C{sup '}.. sequence. The other layer consists of condensed hexagonal [Pt{sub 6}Al{sub 6}] prisms, centered by Pt atoms, separating the before mentioned slabs. Magnetic measurements revealed that all rare-earth atoms are in the trivalent oxidation state, however, due to the low lanthanoide content magnetic ordering phenomena were observed only at low temperatures [SmPt{sub 6}Al{sub 3}: T{sub C} = 5.0(1) K; GdPt{sub 6}Al{sub 3}: T{sub C} = 7.3(1) K; TbPt{sub 6}Al{sub 3}: T{sub N} = 3.6(1) K]. (copyright 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  3. Session 6: Diesel exhaust abatement: effect of SO{sub 2} and water on Ba,K, Co/CeO{sub 2} catalysts

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    Peralta, M.A.; Cornaglia, L.C.; Miro, E.E.; Querini, C.A. [INCAPE (CONICET-UNL), Santa Fe (Argentina)

    2004-07-01

    In this paper, the stability of Ba,K,Co/CeO{sub 2} catalysts is studied. The Ba,K/CeO{sub 2} catalysts display very good activity for soot oxidation, being able to fully remove it at temperatures below 400 C. The stability to thermal treatment is very good up to 700 C, even in the presence of water in the gas phase. Water does not modify the surface composition. However, the SO{sub 2} strongly affect the ability of this catalyst to oxidize the soot. The formation of barium and potassium sulfate is the reason, by a twofold effect: the spread of the barium sulfate that covers the ceria oxide, and the poisoning of the basic sites provided by potassium, thus removing the reaction paths via a CO{sub 2}-type intermediate. (authors)

  4. Behavior of BaCe0.9−x Zrx Y0.1O3−δ in water and ethanol suspensions

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    Della Negra, Michela; Zhang, Wei; Bonanos, Nikolaos

    2014-01-01

    The stability of perovskite proton conductors BaCe0.2Zr0.7Y0.1O2.95 and BaCe0.5Zr0.4Y0.1O2.95 (referred to as BCZY) has been tested by exposure of powders to water and ethanol at room temperature. The liquid phase was monitored as a function of time with inductively coupled plasma-optical emission...... spectrometry. With water, leaching of barium continued for over 200 days, the duration of the test. There was no systematic difference in leaching with solutions of native pH or alkalified with NH4OH. The powders, before and after treatment, were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission...

  5. Structural, dielectric and magnetic properties of Ba{sub 3}SrLn{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}Nb{sub 8}O{sub 30} (Ln = La, Nd, Sm) filled tungsten bronze ceramics

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    Chen, Wang [Laboratory of Dielectric Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (China); Yang, Wen Zhi [Laboratory of Dielectric Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (China); Ningbo Branch of China Academy of Ordnance Science, Ningbo, 315103 (China); Liu, Xiao Qiang [Laboratory of Dielectric Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (China); Chen, Xiang Ming, E-mail: xmchen59@zju.edu.cn [Laboratory of Dielectric Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (China)

    2016-08-05

    Structural, dielectric and magnetic properties have been investigated for Ba{sub 3}SrLn{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}Nb{sub 8}O{sub 30} (Ln = La, Nd, Sm) ceramics. The single phase tetragonal filled tungsten bronze structure in space group P4/mbm is obtained for Ba{sub 3}SrLa{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}Nb{sub 8}O{sub 30}, while such tungsten bronze major phase is determined together with minor amount of secondary phases in Ba{sub 3}SrNd{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}Nb{sub 8}O{sub 30} and Ba{sub 3}SrSm{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}Nb{sub 8}O{sub 30}. The saturated magnetic hysteresis loops with enhanced M{sub r} are obtained in the present ceramics at room temperature comparing to the Ba{sub 4}Ln{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}Nb{sub 8}O{sub 30} (Ln = La, Nd, Sm) ceramics. Meanwhile, the typical relaxor behaviors are determined: a broad dielectric peak with strong frequency dispersion and the peak temperature following well with the Vogel–Fulcher relationship. - Highlights: • The tetragonal filled tungsten bronze structure in space group P4/mbm is obtained. • The typical relaxor behaviors are determined. • The magnetic hysteresis loops with enhanced Mr are obtained at room temperature.

  6. 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 sinter......, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited....

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Co-precipitation synthesis and characterization of NiO-Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 nanocomposite powders: effect of precipitation agents.

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    Ding, Changsheng; Lin, Hongfei; Sato, Kazuhisa; Hashida, Toshiyuki

    2011-03-01

    NiO-Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 (NiO-SDC) nanocomposite powders applied as promising anode material for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) were synthesized by hydroxide co-precipitation method using NH3 x H2O, NaOH and NH3 x H2O + NaOH as precipitation agents. The crystal phases, morphologies and sintering behavior of the synthesized NiO-SDC nanocomposite powders were investigated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and sintering experiments. The effect of precipitation agents on the synthesis of the NiO-SDC nanocomposite powders was discussed. Results show that different precipitation agents influence greatly the synthesis and characteristics of the NiO-SDC nanocomposite powders. The NiO-SDC nanocomposite powders synthesized with NH3 x H2O deviate from the original composition due to the loss of Ni. The loss of Ni is avoided and nano-sized NiO-SDC composite powders are synthesized, when NaOH and NH3 x H2O + NaOH are used as precipitation agents. The NiO-SDC nanocomposite powders can be synthesized at relatively low temperature using NH3 x H2O + NaOH as precipitation agent, and the synthesized NiO-SDC nanocomposite powders show good sintering characteristics.

  10. 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.

  11. Synthesis and magnetism of μ-oxamido-bridged Cu2IILnIII - type heterotrinuclear complexes (Ln = Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Er)

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    Li, Y.T.; Yan, C.W.

    2001-01-01

    Eight new Cu 2 II Ln III - type (Ln = Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Er) heterotrinuclear complexes bridged by N,N'-bis (2-aminopropyl)oxamidocopper(II) [Cu(oxdn)], namely Cu 2 (oxdn)Ln(NO 3 ) 3 , have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analyses, molar conductivity measurements and spectroscopic (IR, UV, ESR) studies. Magnetic susceptibility measurements (4.2 ∼300 K) and studies of Cu 2 (oxdn)Gd(NO 3 ) 3 complex have revealed that the central gadolinium(III) and terminal copper(II) ions are ferromagnetically coupled with the exchange integral J (Cu-Gd) = +2.98 cm -1 , while an antiferromagnetic coupling is detected between the terminal copper(II) metal ions with the exchange integral J' (Cu-Gd) = -0.75 cm -1 , on the basis of the spin Hamiltonian operator [H -2J(S Cu1 -S Gd +S Cu2 +S Gd )-2J'(S Cu1 S Cu2 )]. (author)

  12. Surface termination dependent atomic relaxation of RT5 ultra-thin slabs (R = Y, Ce, Sm and T = Fe, Co, Ni) and their electronic and magnetic properties

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    Chandrasekaran, S. Selva; Murugan, P.; Saravanan, P.

    2017-10-01

    Investigations on two different surface terminated (0001) slabs of RT5 (R = Y, Ce, Sm and T = Fe, Co, Ni) compounds are performed by first principles calculations, in order to compare their structural stability, magnetic, and electronic properties. In bulk RT5 compounds, atomic sub-layers - RT2 (R-rich) and T3 (T-rich) - are alternatively stacked along z-axis. Therefore, two different RT5 (0001) slabs are constructed with terminating R-rich and T-rich sub-layers at both top and bottom of surfaces. Our calculations show that T-rich slabs are having higher structural stability owing to charge smoothing and inward relaxations of atoms at the surface, whereas R-atoms presented in the surface of slabs, particularly 4f elements experience outward relaxation as a consequence of corrugated surface charge density. The reason for inward and outward relaxations of respective atoms is quantitatively understood by the Bader charge analysis. Our results suggest that as the Co and Fe-rich surface slabs possess high structural stability and enhanced spin moment when compared to respective R-rich slabs, they can be potentially used for fabricating the multilayered exchange spring magnet.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Electrical conductivity relaxation of Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6−δ–Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 dual-phase composites

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    Wang, Yunlong; Hu, Bobing; Zhu, Zhuoying; Bouwmeester, Henricus J.M.; Xia, Changrong

    2014-01-01

    The oxygen incorporation kinetics of Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6 d–Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (SFM–SDC) dual-phase composites has been investigated, at 750 C, as a function of SDC phase volume fraction using electrical conductivity relaxation. It is shown that the oxygen re-equilibration kinetics in the range of oxygen

  16. Preparation of Sm(x)Ce(1-x)O2(SDC) electrolyte film with gradient structure via a gas-phase controlling convection-diffusion approach on porous substrate.

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    Wei, Haizhen; Zeng, Yanwei; Wang, Ling; Cai, Tongxiang; Sun, Xiaolei

    2010-12-15

    A SDC electrolyte film with gradient structure rooted on porous alumina substrate has been prepared by using a gas-phase controlling convection-diffusion approach. Investigation on the fabrication principles and the co-precipitation kinetics turned out the gradient distribution of hydroxide product of Ce(OH)(3) and Sm(OH)(3) in a porous substrate could be formed as induced by the down-toward diffusion of NH(3)·H(2)O in polar solvent along vertical direction and the up-toward convection of Sm(3+) and Ce(3+) ions over the cross-section of porous substrate, and the aim ratio of Ce to Sm of 4:1 in the sediment phase would be achieved by controlling component concentration in bulk solution. As a result, Sm(0.2)Ce(0.8)O(2.0)(SDC) electrolyte film with gradient microstructure could be fabricated after a subsequent sintering treatment at a high temperature. Investigation of crystal phase, structural, compositional characteristics of the sintered SDC/substrate specimens proved that a uniform and dense SDC film with an average grain size of ~500 nm spread over on the surface of substrate, and a correct cubic fluorite phase has been formed. Gradient variation presented in both the microstructure of SDC/substrate and the component contents over the cross-section of the SDC/substrate. Numerical analysis on the EDX data presented three component parts were sectioned, including a dense SDC layer of ~25 μm, a uniform filling layer of ~140 μm and a successive diffuse layer stretching as far as ~250 μm. Effect of bulk pH on thickness and surface microstructure of SDC film has been discussed. This microstructure-optimization approach will be applicable to fabricate electrode-supported gradient electrolyte films for IT-SOFC. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Influence of Zr and Ce doping on electromagnetic properties of (Gd,Y)-Ba-Cu-O superconducting tapes fabricated by metal organic chemical vapor deposition

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    Selvamanickam, V.; Chen, Y.; Xie, J.; Zhang, Y.; Guevara, A.; Kesgin, I.; Majkic, G.; Martchevsky, M.

    2009-01-01

    (Gd,Y)Ba 2 Cu 3 O x tapes have been fabricated by metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) with Zr-doping levels of 0-15 mol.% and Ce doping levels of 0-10 mol.% in 0.4 μm thick films. The critical current density (J c ) of Zr-doped samples at 77 K, 1 T applied in the orientation of H -parallel c is found to increase with Zr content and shows a maximum at 7.5% Zr doping. The 7.5% Zr-doped sample exhibits a critical current density (J c ) of 0.95 MA/cm 2 at H -parallel c which is more than 70% higher than the J c of the undoped sample. The peak in J c at H -parallel c is 83% of that at H -parallel a-b in the 7.5% Zr-doped sample which is more than twice as that in the undoped sample. Superconducting transition temperature (T c ) values as high as about 89 K have been achieved in samples even with 15% Zr and 10% Ce. Ce-doped samples with and without Ba compensation are found to exhibit substantially different J c values as well as angular dependence characteristics.

  18. Influence of Zr and Ce doping on electromagnetic properties of (Gd,Y)-Ba-Cu-O superconducting tapes fabricated by metal organic chemical vapor deposition

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    Selvamanickam, V., E-mail: selva@uh.ed [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Texas Center for Superconductivity, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston, TX 77204-4006 (United States); Chen, Y.; Xie, J. [SuperPower Inc., 450 Duane Ave., Schenectady, NY 12304 (United States); Zhang, Y.; Guevara, A.; Kesgin, I.; Majkic, G. [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Texas Center for Superconductivity, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston, TX 77204-4006 (United States); Martchevsky, M. [SuperPower Inc., 450 Duane Ave., Schenectady, NY 12304 (United States)

    2009-12-01

    (Gd,Y)Ba{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} tapes have been fabricated by metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) with Zr-doping levels of 0-15 mol.% and Ce doping levels of 0-10 mol.% in 0.4 mum thick films. The critical current density (J{sub c}) of Zr-doped samples at 77 K, 1 T applied in the orientation of H -parallel c is found to increase with Zr content and shows a maximum at 7.5% Zr doping. The 7.5% Zr-doped sample exhibits a critical current density (J{sub c}) of 0.95 MA/cm{sup 2} at H -parallel c which is more than 70% higher than the J{sub c} of the undoped sample. The peak in J{sub c} at H -parallel c is 83% of that at H -parallel a-b in the 7.5% Zr-doped sample which is more than twice as that in the undoped sample. Superconducting transition temperature (T{sub c}) values as high as about 89 K have been achieved in samples even with 15% Zr and 10% Ce. Ce-doped samples with and without Ba compensation are found to exhibit substantially different J{sub c} values as well as angular dependence characteristics.

  19. C-axis correlated pinning mechanism in vortex liquid and solid phases for Sm123 film with well-aligned BaHfO3 nanorods

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    Awaji, Satoshi; Tsuchiya, Yuji; Miura, Shun; Ichino, Yusuke; Yoshida, Yutaka; Matsumoto, Kaname

    2017-11-01

    Nanorods, which are nano-scaled columnar-shape precipitates, have recently been used to improve critical current density J c in magnetic fields for REBa2Cu3O y (RE123, RE: rare earth element) high temperature superconducting tapes/films. However, the flux pinning mechanism of the nanorod is not clear yet. We investigated the J c and resistivity ρ properties in detail and discussed the flux pinning properties on the basis of the flux pinning state diagram for high-quality Sm123 films with well-aligned 5.6 vol% BaHfO3 nanorods. Plateaus were observed in the field dependence of J c and ρ at high temperatures above the delocalization temperature. This suggests that nanorod pinning becomes effective in the vortex liquid phase and it grows up when the temperature decreases toward the delocalization temperature. In the ‘many-nanorod’ state in the high temperature region above the delocalization temperature, double peaks in the F p curves appear due to the coexistence of nanorod pinning and random pinning. At low temperatures below 70 K, however, the well-scaled F p curves at low fields and temperature dependent (non-scaled) normalized F p curves are observed. From detailed analysis using the cooperation model of the random and the correlated pinning centers, we found that nanorod pinning is dominant below the matching field and the cooperation between nanorod pinning and random pinning determines the high field J c properties above the matching field.

  20. Phase relationships and cation disorder in RE{sub 1+x}Ba{sub 2-x}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7+{delta}}, RE = Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd

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    Kramer, M.J.; Wu, H.; Dennis, K.W.; Polzin, B.I.; Falzgraf, D.K.; McCallum, R.W.

    1995-12-31

    Unlike Y123 which forms only a stoichiometric compound, the light arare earth elements (LRE) form a solid solution LRE{sub 1+x}Ba{sub 2-x}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7+{delta}} (LRE123ss), with increasing substitution of the LRE{sup 3+} for the Ba{sup 2+} as the ionic radii of the LRE increases. The sub-solidus phase relationships around the LRE123ss change for La, Pr and Nd, but are similar for Sm and Gd. However, the solubility limit decreases with decreasing ionic radii. In addition, the solubility limits for Sm and Gd are strongly influenced by PO{sub 2} during high temperature annealing. The range of solubility is, for any given LRE system, strongly dependent on the oxygen partial pressure (PO{sub 2}) providing a new means by which to control the microstructure in the RE123 system.

  1. Charge transfer properties of BaCe{sub 0.88}Nd{sub 0.12}O{sub 3-{delta}} co-ionic electrolyte

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    Gorbova, E.; Zhuravlev, B.V.; Demin, A.K. [Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry, 22 S. Kovalevskoy Str., 620219 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Song, S.Q.; Tsiakaras, P.E. [Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, 383 34 Volos (Greece)

    2006-07-03

    Charge and mass transfer in an electrochemical cell, based on an electrolyte possessing both oxygen ion and proton conductivity (co-ionic electrolyte), under the gradient of steam partial pressure was considered from theoretical point of view. It is shown that, due to simultaneous carry of oxygen ions and protons in the same directions, steam permeation through the co-ionic electrolyte occurs. Experiments performed with the BaCe{sub 0.88}Nd{sub 0.12}O{sub 3-{delta}} have confirmed the existence of steam permeation through the co-ionic electrolyte. (author)

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

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    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.

  3. Combined effect of chemical pressure and valence electron concentration through the electron-deficient Li substitution on the RE4LiGe4 (RE=La, Ce, Pr, and Sm) system

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    Nam, Gnu; Jeon, Jieun; Kim, Youngjo; Kwon Kang, Sung; Ahn, Kyunghan; You, Tae-Soo

    2013-09-01

    Four members of the RE4LiGe4 (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 Gd5Si4-type structure (space group Pnma, Pearson code oP16) with bonding interactions for interslab Ge2 dimers. The Li substitution for rare-earth elements in the RE4LiGe4 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 Sm5Ge4-type with all broken interslab Ge-Ge bond for the parental RE5Ge4 to the Gd5Si4-type structure for the ternary RE4LiGe4 (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 Ge2 dimers is also discussed. The magnetic property measurements prove that the non-magnetic Li substitution leads to the ferromagnetic (FM)-like ground state for Ce4LiGe4 and the co-existence of antiferromagntic (AFM) and FM ground states for Sm4LiGe4.

  4. Magnetic properties of cyano-bridged Ln3+-M3+ complexes. Part I: trinuclear complexes (Ln3+ = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm; M3+ = FeLS, Co) with bpy as blocking ligand.

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    Figuerola, Albert; Ribas, Joan; Llunell, Miquel; Casanova, David; Maestro, Miguel; Alvarez, Santiago; Diaz, Carmen

    2005-10-03

    The reaction of Ln(NO3)3(aq) with K3[Fe(CN)6] or K3[Co(CN)6] and 2,2'-bipyridine in water/ethanol led to eight trinuclear complexes: trans-[M(CN)4(mu-CN)2{Ln(H2O)4(bpy)2}2][M(CN)6].8H2O (M = Fe3+ or Co3+, Ln = La3+, Ce3+, Pr3+, Nd3+, and Sm3+). The structures for the eight complexes [La2Fe] (1), [Ce2Fe] (2), [Pr2Fe] (3), [Nd2Fe] (4), [Ce2Co] (5), [Pr2Co] (6), [Nd2Co] (7), and [Sm2Co] (8) have been solved; they crystallize in the triclinic space group P and are isomorphous. They exhibit a supramolecular 3D architecture through hydrogen bonding and pi-pi stacking interactions. A stereochemical study of the nine-vertex polyhedra of the lanthanide ions, based on continuous shape measures, is presented. No significant magnetic interaction was found between the lanthanide(III) and the iron(III) ions.

  5. Sol-gel syntheses of pentaborate β-LaB5O9 and the photoluminescence by doping with Eu3+, Tb3+, Ce3+, Sm3+, and Dy3+

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    Yang, Ruirui; Sun, Xiaorui; Jiang, Pengfei; Gao, Wenliang; Cong, Rihong; Yang, Tao

    2018-02-01

    Rare earth (RE) borates have been extensively studied as good photoluminescent materials, however, the target hosts were limited to "RE3BO6", REBO3, and REB3O6 in the RE2O3-B2O3 phase diagram until the recent discovery of rare earth pentaborate. For the first time, the sol-gel method was employed to synthesize β-LaB5O9 doped with Eu3+, Tb3+, Ce3+, Sm3+, Dy3+. In comparison to the previous synthetic methods, the sol-gel method possesses superiorities including easily-controllable doping concentration, high yield and emission efficiency. Solid solutions of phosphors were prepared and carefully analyzed by powder X-ray diffraction. Concentration quenching or saturation was observed in Eu3+, Tb3+ and Ce3+ doped phosphors at round 10 at%. Eu3+, Tb3+, Sm3+, and Dy3+ emit red, green, orange, and close-to-white light, respectively. The absolute emission efficiency of Ce3+ is high and in the UV range, suggesting the function of being sensitizer once combined with other activators.

  6. Impedance and AC conductivity studies of Sm3+ substituted 0.8Ba0.2(Bi0.5K0.5)TiO3 lead free ceramics

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    Sastry, C. V. S. S.; Ramesh, M. N. V.; Ramesh, K. V.

    2017-07-01

    Samarium substituted 0.8Ba0.2(Bi0.5K0.5)TiO3 (here after abbreviated as BTBKT-20) lead free ceramics with composition 0.8Ba0.2(Bi0.5(1-x)Sm0.5xK0.5)TiO3 (where x=0.01,0.03,0.05) lead free ceramics have been prepared by solid state reaction and followed by high energy ball milling process. The present paper focuses the impedance and ac conductivity studies of Sm substituted BTBKT-20 lead free ceramics. Impedance spectroscopic studies revealthat temperature dependent relaxation process. Single depressed semi circle was observed in Cole-Cole plots, indicates non-Debye kind of relaxation process. Maximum grain resistance was observed for x=0.03 Sm substituted BTBKT-20 sample. Frequency and temperature dependent AC conductivity was calculated and it found to obey the universal Jonscher's power law and the values of activation energies suggest that conduction is ionic in nature.

  7. Energy storage properties and relaxor behavior of lead-free Ba1-xSm2x/3Zr0.15Ti0.85O3ceramics.

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    Sun, Zheng; Li, Lingxia; Yu, Shihui; Kang, Xinyu; Chen, Siliang

    2017-10-24

    Lead-free Ba 1-x Sm 2x/3 Zr 0.15 Ti 0.85 O 3 (BSZT) ceramics were synthesized by a solid state reaction route. The microstructure, dielectric relaxor behavior and energy storage properties of BSZT ceramics were studied. The growth of grain size was suppressed with the increase of Sm addition and kept in the submicrometer scale. Successive substitution of Sm 3+ for Ba 2+ disrupted the long-range dipole and promoted the increase of polar nano-region (PNR) size, resulting in the enhanced degree of relaxor behavior. The increasing PNR size also lead to the slimmer hysteresis loops and improved the energy storage efficiency. Furthermore, high saturated polarization (P max ) and low remnant polarization (P r ) were obtained due to the formation of defect dipoles, which facilitated the switch of PNRs and contributed to the enhancement of energy storage density. The x = 0.003 sample was found to exhibit a higher energy storage density of 1.15 J cm -3 and an energy storage efficiency of 92%. The result revealed that the BSZT ceramics may be a good candidate for energy storage application.

  8. Complexes of o-Vanillin oxime with La(III), Ce(III), Nd(III), Sm(III), Gd(III), Tb(III), Dy(III), Ho(III) and Yb(III)

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    Dhar, M.L.; Gupta, V.K.; Singh, Onkar

    1988-01-01

    Ten complexes of lanthanides with o-vanillin oxime have been swynthesised and characterised. The composition of the complexes as determined by elemental and thermal analyses, infrared electronic spectral and magnetic moment studies is [Ln(C 8 H 8 NO 3 ) 3 .XH 2 O], where X=2 when Ln=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm and X=3 when Ln=Gd, Dy, Tb, Ho, Yb; C 8 H 8 NO 3 - represents the anion of the ligand. (author). 16 refs., 2 figs., 2 tables

  9. Profile of yttrium segregation in BaCe0,9Y0,1O3-δ as function of sintering temperature

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    Hosken, C.M.; Souza, D.P.F. de

    2010-01-01

    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 0,9 Y 0,1 O 3-δ 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)

  10. 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...

  11. The luminescent and scintillation properties of YAlO3 and YAlO3:Ce single crystalline films grown by liquid phase epitaxy from BaO-based flux

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    Zorenko, Y.; Nikl, Martin; Mareš, Jiří A.; Gorbenko, V.; Savchyn, V.; Voznyak, T.; Kučera, M.; Beitlerová, Alena; Kučerková, Romana; Fedorov, A.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 206, č. 11 (2009), s. 2586-2592 ISSN 1862-6300 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/08/0893 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : YAP:Ce * LPE * single crystalline films * BaO-based flux Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.228, year: 2009

  12. A study of (Ba0.5Sr0.5)1-xSm xCo0.8Fe0.2O3-δ as a cathode material for IT-SOFCs

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    Li Shuyan; Lue Zhe; Wei Bo; Huang Xiqiang; Miao Jipeng; Cao Gang; Zhu Ruibin; Su Wenhui

    2006-01-01

    (Ba 0.5 Sr 0.5 ) 1-x Sm x Co 0.8 Fe 0.2 O 3-δ (BSSCF; x = 0.05-0.15) compounds were synthesized with EDTA-Pechini method and characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), electrical conductivity and thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) measurements, as well as the electrochemical impedance spectra measurement. According to the XRD results, the main phase of the material belongs to the cubic perovskite-type, and the lattice contracting with the increasing contents of Sm 3+ . The TEC of the compounds is 19.1-20.3 x 10 -6 K -1 from 30 to 800 deg. C, which close to the values of Co-based materials, such as Ba 0.5 Sr 0.5 Co 0.8 Fe 0.2 O 3-δ (BSCF). And the conductivity of BSSCF is higher than that of BSCF; e.g., about 212% higher at 500 deg. C for the x = 0.15 compound. Electrochemical impedance spectra at intermediate temperature revealed the better electrochemical performance of BSSCF than BSCF; e.g., the total resistance values of BSSCF electrode is 2.98 Ω cm 2 at 500 deg. C, nearly 50% lower than that of BSCF

  13. Study on Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}}-Sm{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}CoO{sub 3-{delta}} composite cathode materials for IT-SOFCs

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    Zhu Wenxia [Center for Condensed-Matter Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China) and Heilongjiang August First Land Reclamation University, Daqing, Heilongjiang 163319 (China)], E-mail: zhuwenxia_2000@163.com; Lue Zhe [Center for Condensed-Matter Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)], E-mail: lvzhe@hit.edu.cn; Li Shuyan; Wei Bo; Miao Jipeng; Huang Xiqiang; Chen Kongfa; Ai Na [Center for Condensed-Matter Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Su Wenhui [Center for Condensed-Matter Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China); International Center for Materials Physics, Academia Sinica, Shenyang 110015 (China)

    2008-10-06

    Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}}-xSm{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}CoO{sub 3-{delta}} (BSCF-xSSC, x = 0-40 wt%) composite cathodes supported on Sm{sub 0.2}Ce{sub 0.8}O{sub 1.9} (SDC) electrolyte were studied for applications in IT-SOFCs. X-ray diffraction patterns showed obvious solid-state reactions between BSCF and SSC. However, the composite materials exhibited higher conductivity than that of pure BSCF, e.g., around 176 S cm{sup -1} at 500 deg. C for the x = 30 wt% composite, which was nearly seven times higher than that of BSCF. The thermal expansion coefficients of the BSCF-SSC were between (18.0 and 21.9) x 10{sup -6} K{sup -1} from 30 to 800 deg. C, which was slightly higher than that of BSCF. In addition, electrochemical impedance spectra exhibited the better performance of BSCF-SSC composite cathodes than pure BSCF. The results of the polarization resistance indicated that the optimum content of SSC in the composite cathodes was about 30 wt%, e.g., the polarization resistance value of BSCF-30 wt%SSC was only 0.71 {omega} cm{sup 2} at 550 deg. C, about one seventh of that BSCF at 550 deg. C.

  14. Effect of Sm substitution on magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of La0.7-xSmxBa0.3MnO3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.2) compounds

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    Modi, Anchit; Gaur, N. K.

    2017-11-01

    In the present paper we have studied the effect of Sm doping on the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of La0.7-xSmxBa0.3MnO3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.2) compounds. These sample have been synthesized by conventional solid state reaction method. The analysis of synthesized samples by X-ray diffraction showed that 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 magnetic study measurement specified that the ferromagnetic double exchange interaction is weakened with increasing Sm content as a consequence of the curie temperature (Tc) shift in lower temperature from 340 K for x = 0, 290 K for x = 0.1 and 225 K for x = 0.2 compounds. Using the Banerjee's criterion plots, it is found that the phase transition for all samples in the second-order. All reported compounds exhibit a maximum and large magneto-caloric effect near the Curie temperature (Tc). The magnitude of the maximum magnetic entropy change is found to be decrease with increasing of Sm doping content i.e. 4.39 J/kg K for x = 0, 4.22 J/kg K for x = 0.1 and 2.48 J/kg K for x = 0.2 in applied field change of 5T. The trend of large entropy change and the convenient adjustment of the Curie temperature make these oxides useful for magnetic refrigeration in an extended high and low temperature even at near room temperature.

  15. La0.3Sr0.2Mn0.1Zn0.4 oxide-Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (LSMZ-SDC) nanocomposite cathode for low temperature SOFCs.

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    Raza, Rizwan; Abbas, Ghazanfar; Liu, Qinghua; Patel, Imran; Zhu, Bin

    2012-06-01

    Nanocomposite based cathode materials compatible for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells (LTSOFCs) are being developed. In pursuit of compatible cathode, this research aims to synthesis and investigation nanocomposite La0.3Sr0.2Mn0.1Zn0.4 oxide-Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (LSMZ-SDC) based system. The material was synthesized through wet chemical method and investigated for oxide-ceria composite based electrolyte LTSOFCs. Electrical property was studied by AC electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The microstructure, thermal properties, and elemental analysis of the samples were characterized by TGA/DSC, XRD, SEM, respectively. The AC conductivity of cathode was obtained for 2.4 Scm(-1) at 550 degrees C in air. This cathode is compatible with ceria-based composite electrolytes and has improved the stability of the material in SOFC cathode environment.

  16. 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. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Mid-temperature deep removal of hydrogen sulfide on rare earth (RE = Ce, La, Sm, Gd) doped ZnO supported on KIT-6: Effect of RE dopants and interaction between active phase and support matrix

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    Li, Lu; Zhou, Pin; Zhang, Hongbo; Meng, Xianglong; Li, Juexiu; Sun, Tonghua

    2017-06-01

    Rare earth oxides (RE = Ce, La, Sm and Gd) doped ZnO supported on KIT-6 sorbents (RE-ZnO/KIT-6) were synthesized by sol-gel method and their performance for deep removal of H2S (bellow 0.1 ppmv) from gas stream at medium temperature was tested. The RE dopants (except Ce) significantly enhance the deep desulfurization capacity of ZnO/KIT-6 sorbent and maintained higher sulfur uptake capacities upon multiple cycles of regeneration by a simple thermal oxidation in 10 v% of O2 in N2 atmosphere. The results of SAXS, XRD, N2 physisorption, TEM, FIIR, and XPS implied that the KIT-6 structure of loading metal oxides remained intact. It was found that RE could hinder the ZnO crystal ripening during calcination resulted in smaller ZnO particles, enhance the interaction of ZnO and silica matrix to improve the dispersion of active phase on KIT-6. Furthermore, by increasing the outlayer electron density of Zn atom and oxygen transfer ability, the synergistic effect considered to be favorable for RE-ZnO/KIT-6 sulfidation. Even though the performance of improving ZnO dispersion was weaker than that of Sm and Gd, La-ZnO/KIT-6 performs the best deep desulfurizers by changing the surface chemical atmosphere for ZnO. Steam in the gas stream inhibited the capture of H2S by ZnO in the sorbents, in the case of La-ZnO/KIT-6, the steam content should control as lower as 5 v% to ensure the desulfurization efficiency and precision.

  18. 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.

  19. Ba{sub 1.63}La{sub 7.39}Si{sub 11}N{sub 23}Cl{sub 0.42}:Ce{sup 3+} - a nitridosilicate chloride with a zeolite-like structure

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    Schultz, Peter; Oeckler, Oliver [Institute of Mineralogy, Crystallography and Materials Science, Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Leipzig University, Scharnhorststrasse 20, 04275 Leipzig (Germany); Durach, Dajana; Schnick, Wolfgang [Department of Chemistry, University of Munich (LMU), Butenandtstrasse 5-13, 81377 Munich (Germany)

    2016-05-15

    The nitridosilicate chloride Ba{sub 1.63}La{sub 7.39}Si{sub 11}N{sub 23}Cl{sub 0.42}:Ce{sup 3+} was synthesized by metathesis reaction starting from LaCl{sub 3}, BaH{sub 2}, CeF{sub 3} and the product of the ammonolysis of Si{sub 2}Cl{sub 6}. The title compound is stable towards air and moisture. Diffraction data of a microcrystal were recorded using microfocused synchrotron radiation. X-ray spectroscopy confirms the chemical composition of the crystal. IR spectra corroborate absence of N-H bonds. The compound is homeotypic to Ba{sub 2}Nd{sub 7}Si{sub 11}N{sub 23} and crystallizes in space group Cmmm with a = 11.009(3), b = 23.243(8), c = 9.706(4) Aa and Z = 4, R{sub 1}(all) = 0.0174. According to bond valence sum calculations, some crystallographic positions show complete occupancy by Ba or La whereas others contain significant amounts of both elements. In contrast to the structure prototype Ba{sub 2}Nd{sub 7}Si{sub 11}N{sub 23}, Ba{sub 1.63}La{sub 7.39}Si{sub 11}N{sub 23}Cl{sub 0.42}:Ce{sup 3+} contains chloride ions in channels of the SiN{sub 4} tetrahedra network, hinting at various substitution possibilities of the complex zeolite-like structure. (Copyright copyright 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  20. 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

    in the sample. The direct current conductivity has been measured as a function of oxygen partial pressure, at a water vapour partial pressure of 0.015 atm. The total conductivity has been resolved into a p-type and an ionic component using a fitting procedure appropriate to the assumed defect model....... An estimation of the protonic component was made by assuming a conductivity isotope effect between 1.4 and 1.8. The total conductivity, obtained using impedance spectroscopy has been measured as a function of temperature in the water and heavy water exchanged states. The activation energy has been found to be 0......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...

  1. Crystal structure and luminescence properties of the blue-green-emitting Ba9(Lu, Y)2Si6O24:Ce3+phosphor.

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    Xu, Huawei; Zhou, Zhi; Liu, Yongfu; Liu, Qunxing; He, Zhiyuan; Wang, Shen; Huang, Linyi; Zhu, Hongbo

    2017-08-01

    Samples of the Ba 9 (Lu 2-x Y x )Si 6 O 24 :Ce 3 + (x = 0-2) blue-green phosphors were synthesized by solid-state reactions. All the samples exhibited a rhombohedral crystal structure. As the Y 3 + concentration increased, the diffraction peaks shifted to the small angle region and the lattice parameters increased due to the larger ionic radius of Y 3 + (r = 0.900 Å) compared with that of Lu 3 + (r = 0.861 Å). Under 400 nm excitation, samples exhibited strong blue-green emissions around 490 nm. The emission bands had a slight blue shift that resulted from weak crystal-field splitting with increasing Y 3 + concentration. Luminescence intensity and quantum efficiency (QE) decreased with increasing Y 3 + concentration. The internal QE decreased from 74 to 50% and the external QE decreased from 50 to 34% as x increased from 0 to 2. The thermal stability of the Lu series was better than that of the Y-series. The excitation band peak around 400 nm matched well with the emission light from the efficient near-ultraviolet (NUV) chip. These results indicate promising applications for these NUV-based white light-emitting diodes. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  2. Evaluation of resonance parameters of Mo, Tc, Te, Ba, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm and Eu isotopes for JENDL-2 fission product file

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    Kikuchi, Yasuyuki; Togawa, Orihiko; Nakagawa, Tsuneo

    1986-03-01

    The resonance parameters of 39 fission product nuclides have been evaluated. The present work is a part of the evaluation of 100 fission product nuclei for JENDL-2 by Japanese Nuclear Data Committee. All the available experimental data were collected, stored in REPSTOR system and compared with one another. The evaluation was made on the basis of the experimental data. The precise description of the evaluation is given in this report. The presently evaluated resonance parameters are tabulated in Appendix with the experimental data. (author)

  3. 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

  4. 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)

  5. 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-s...

  6. Trifluoroacetate metal organic deposition derived (Y0.77Gd0.23)Ba2Cu3O y films on CeO2 buffered R-plane Al2O3 substrates

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    Sakuma, Keita; Sato, Michio; Miura, Masashi

    2018-03-01

    (Y0.77Gd0.23)Ba2Cu3O y [(Y,Gd)BCO] films were grown on CeO2 buffered R-plane sapphire (R-Al2O3) substrates using trifluoroacetate metal organic deposition (TFA-MOD). Annealing of the CeO2 buffered R-Al2O3 substrates was performed to control the crystallinity and surface morphology of the CeO2 buffer layer. The annealing treatment led to a significant improvement in the crystallinity and surface morphology of the CeO2 buffer layer. A (Y,Gd)BCO film grown on the CeO2 buffer layer with high crystallinity and an atomically flat surface exhibited high self-field (at 77 K) and in-field (at 20 K, 9 T, μ0 H∥c) critical current densities (J c). Annealing of the CeO2 buffer layer thus enabled enhancement of not only the self-field J c for the (Y,Gd)BCO film but also the in-field J c.

  7. Intermediate-to-low temperature protonic ceramic membrane fuel cells with Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3-δ-BaZr 0.1Ce 0.7Y 0.2O 3-δ composite cathode

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    Lin, Bin; Ding, Hanping; Dong, Yingchao; Wang, Songlin; Zhang, Xiaozhen; Fang, Daru; Meng, Guangyao

    The perovskite-type Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3-δ-BaZr 0.1Ce 0.7Y 0.2O 3-δ (BSCF-BZCY) composite oxides were synthesized by a modified Pechini method and examined as a novel composite cathode for intermediate-to-low temperature protonic ceramic membrane fuel cells (ILT-PCMFCs). Thin proton-conducting BaZr 0.1Ce 0.7Y 0.2O 3-δ (BZCY) electrolyte and NiO-BaZr 0.1Ce 0.7Y 0.2O 3-δ (NiO-BZCY) anode functional layer were prepared over porous anode substrates composed of NiO-BaZr 0.1Ce 0.7Y 0.2O 3-δ by a one-step dry-pressing/co-firing process. A laboratory-sized quad-layer cell of NiO-BZCY/NiO-BZCY(∼50 μm)/BZCY(∼20 μm)/BSCF-BZCY(∼50 μm) was operated from 550 to 700 °C with humidified hydrogen (∼3% H 2O) as fuel and the static air as oxidant. A high open-circuit potential of 1.009 V, a maximum power density of 418 mW cm -2, and a low polarization resistance of the electrodes of 0.10 Ω cm 2 was achieved at 700 °C. These investigations have indicated that proton-conducting BZCY electrolyte with BSCF perovskite cathode is a promising material system for the next generation solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).

  8. Experimental evidence of hydrogen–oxygen decoupled diffusion into BaZr0.6Ce0.25Y0.15O3−δ

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    Lim, D.-K.; Im, H.-N.; Jeon, S.-Y.; Park, J.-Y.; Song, S.-J.

    2013-01-01

    The electrical properties of BaZr 0.6 Ce 0.25 Y 0.15 O 3−δ (BZCY) were studied as a function of both oxygen partial pressure (-2.65⩽log(P O 2 atm -1 )⩽-0.62) and water vapor activity (-3.33⩽log(P H 2 O atm -1 ⩽-1.3)) in the temperature range of 973–1073 K. The total conductivity slightly increased in reducing atmospheres with increasing water vapor activity because of the relative contribution to the total conductivity by the redox reaction at the given thermodynamic conditions. The partial conductivities of protons, holes and oxygen vacancies were successfully calculated, and the activation energy determined for proton transport was 0.3 ± 0.1 eV. The chemical diffusivity of oxygen at a fixed water vapor activity, D ∼ vO , could only be evaluated from Fick’s second law during oxidation and reduction at the fixed water vapor activity. However, twofold nonmonotonic conductivity relaxation behaviors were clearly confirmed in the temperature range investigated during hydration/dehydration. If P O 2 represents the fixed oxygen partial pressure, D ∼ iH is the hydrogen chemical diffusivity at P O 2 and D ∼ vH is the oxygen chemical diffusivity at P O 2 , it was observed that D ∼ iH >D ∼ vH at all experimental conditions, suggesting that the hydrogen chemical diffusion is always faster than oxygen on hydration/dehydration in the temperature range studied

  9. Induced lattice strain in epitaxial Fe-based superconducting films on CaF2 substrates: A comparative study of the microstructures of SmFeAs(O,F), Ba(Fe,Co)2As2, and FeTe0.5Se0.5

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    Ichinose, Ataru; Tsukada, Ichiro; Nabeshima, Fuyuki; Imai, Yoshinori; Maeda, Atsutaka; Kurth, Fritz; Holzapfel, Bernhard; Iida, Kazumasa; Ueda, Shinya; Naito, Michio

    2014-03-01

    The microstructures of SmFeAs(O,F), Ba(Fe,Co)2As2, and FeTe0.5Se0.5 prepared on CaF2 substrates were investigated using transmission electron microscopy. The SmFeAs(O,F)/CaF2 interface is steep, without a disordered layer. By contrast, a chemical reaction occurs at the interface in the cases of Ba(Fe,Co)2As2 and FeTe0.5Se0.5. The reaction layers are located on opposite sides of the interface for Ba(Fe,Co)2As2 and FeTe0.5Se0.5. We found that the lattice distortion of the three superconducting films on the CaF2 substrates enhances the TC values compared with films prepared on oxide substrates. The origin of this lattice deformation varies depending on the superconducting material.

  10. Highly Efficient Green-Emitting Phosphors Ba2Y5B5O17 with Low Thermal Quenching Due to Fast Energy Transfer from Ce3+ to Tb3.

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    Xiao, Yu; Hao, Zhendong; Zhang, Liangliang; Xiao, Wenge; Wu, Dan; Zhang, Xia; Pan, Guo-Hui; Luo, Yongshi; Zhang, Jiahua

    2017-04-17

    This paper demonstrates a highly thermally stable and efficient green-emitting Ba 2 Y 5 B 5 O 17 :Ce 3+ , Tb 3+ phosphor prepared by high-temperature solid-state reaction. The phosphor exhibits a blue emission band of Ce 3+ and green emission lines of Tb 3+ upon Ce 3+ excitation in the near-UV spectral region. The effect of Ce 3+ to Tb 3+ energy transfer on blue to green emission color tuning and on luminescence thermal stability is studied in the samples codoped with 1% Ce 3+ and various concentrations (0-40%) of Tb 3+ . The green emission of Tb 3+ upon Ce 3+ excitation at 150 °C can keep, on average, 92% of its intensity at room temperature, with the best one showing no intensity decreasing up to 210 °C for 30% Tb 3+ . Meanwhile, Ce 3+ emission intensity only keeps 42% on average at 150 °C. The high thermal stability of the green emission is attributed to suppression of Ce 3+ thermal de-excitation through fast energy transfer to Tb 3+ , which in the green-emitting excited states is highly thermally stable such that no lifetime shortening is observed with raising temperature to 210 °C. The predominant green emission is observed for Tb 3+ concentration of at least 10% due to efficient energy transfer with the transfer efficiency approaching 100% for 40% Tb 3+ . The internal and external quantum yield of the sample with Tb 3+ concentration of 20% can be as high as 76% and 55%, respectively. The green phosphor, thus, shows attractive performance for near-UV-based white-light-emitting diodes applications.

  11. Chemical abundances of 1111 FGK stars from the HARPS GTO planet search program. II. Cu, Zn, Sr, Y, Zr, Ba, Ce, Nd, and Eu

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    Delgado Mena, E.; Tsantaki, M.; Adibekyan, V. Zh.; Sousa, S. G.; Santos, N. C.; González Hernández, J. I.; Israelian, G.

    2017-10-01

    Aims: To understand the formation and evolution of the different stellar populations within our Galaxy it is essential to combine detailed kinematical and chemical information for large samples of stars. The aim of this work is to explore the chemical abundances of neutron capture elements which are a product of different nucleosynthesis processes taking place in diverse objects in the Galaxy, such as massive stars, asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars and supernovae (SNe) explosions. Methods: We derive chemical abundances of Cu, Zn, Sr, Y, Zr, Ba, Ce, Nd, and Eu for a large sample of more than 1000 FGK dwarf stars with high-resolution (R 115 000) and high-quality spectra from the HARPS-GTO program. The abundances are derived by a standard local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) analysis using measured equivalent widths (EWs) injected to the code MOOG and a grid of Kurucz ATLAS9 atmospheres. Results: We find that thick disc stars are chemically disjunct for Zn and Eu and also show on average higher Zr but lower Ba and Y than the thin disc stars. We also discovered that the previously identified high-α metal-rich population is also enhanced in Cu, Zn, Nd, and Eu with respect to the thin disc but presents lower Ba and Y abundances on average, following the trend of thick disc stars towards higher metallities and further supporting the different chemical composition of this population. By making a qualitative comparison of O (pure α), Mg, Eu (pure r-process), and s-process elements we can distinguish between the contribution of the more massive stars (SNe II for α and r-process elements) and the lower mass stars (AGBs) whose contribution to the enrichment of the Galaxy is delayed, due to their longer lifetimes. The ratio of heavy-s to light-s elements of thin disc stars presents the expected behaviour (increasing towards lower metallicities) and can be explained by a major contribution of low-mass AGB stars for s-process production at disc metallicities. However, the

  12. Mid-temperature deep removal of hydrogen sulfide on rare earth (RE = Ce, La, Sm, Gd) doped ZnO supported on KIT-6: Effect of RE dopants and interaction between active phase and support matrix

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    Li, Lu; Zhou, Pin; Zhang, Hongbo; Meng, Xianglong; Li, Juexiu; Sun, Tonghua, E-mail: sunth@sjtu.edu.cn

    2017-06-15

    Highlights: • Various rare earth (RE)-doped ZnO/KIT-6 sorbents were prepared via sol-gel method. • La showed the highest efficiency on promoting ZnO/KIT-6 desulfurization activity. • The morphology of ZnO on KIT-6 played a crucial role for the reactivity. • The most initial factor of improving reactivity by RE was surface chemical property. • Crystallinity, host-guest interaction were also important to ZnO state on support. - Abstract: Rare earth oxides (RE = Ce, La, Sm and Gd) doped ZnO supported on KIT-6 sorbents (RE-ZnO/KIT-6) were synthesized by sol-gel method and their performance for deep removal of H{sub 2}S (bellow 0.1 ppmv) from gas stream at medium temperature was tested. The RE dopants (except Ce) significantly enhance the deep desulfurization capacity of ZnO/KIT-6 sorbent and maintained higher sulfur uptake capacities upon multiple cycles of regeneration by a simple thermal oxidation in 10 v% of O{sub 2} in N{sub 2} atmosphere. The results of SAXS, XRD, N{sub 2} physisorption, TEM, FIIR, and XPS implied that the KIT-6 structure of loading metal oxides remained intact. It was found that RE could hinder the ZnO crystal ripening during calcination resulted in smaller ZnO particles, enhance the interaction of ZnO and silica matrix to improve the dispersion of active phase on KIT-6. Furthermore, by increasing the outlayer electron density of Zn atom and oxygen transfer ability, the synergistic effect considered to be favorable for RE-ZnO/KIT-6 sulfidation. Even though the performance of improving ZnO dispersion was weaker than that of Sm and Gd, La-ZnO/KIT-6 performs the best deep desulfurizers by changing the surface chemical atmosphere for ZnO. Steam in the gas stream inhibited the capture of H{sub 2}S by ZnO in the sorbents, in the case of La-ZnO/KIT-6, the steam content should control as lower as 5 v% to ensure the desulfurization efficiency and precision.

  13. Processing temperature tuned interfacial microstructure and protonic and oxide ionic conductivities of well-sintered Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9- Na2CO3 nanocomposite electrolytes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells

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    Li, Chuanming; Zeng, Yanwei; Wang, Zhentao; Ye, Zhupeng; Zhang, Yuan

    2017-08-01

    Well-sintered SDC-NC (Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9-Na2CO3) nanocomposites have been prepared through a rare-earth/sodium complex carbonate precipitation, powder prefirings at the temperatures 400, 500 and 600 °C and sintering at 800 °C. Their sintering performances, phase components and microstructures have been characterized by Archimedean method, XRD and FESEM techniques. In particular, the influence of the interfacial interactions between the phases of SDC and NC on the microstructures and electrical conductivities of SDC-NC nanocomposites have been investigated by AC impedance and Raman spectroscopies. It has been found that on the basis of the fitting analysis of AC impedance data, the oxide ionic and protonic conductivities of interfacial and non-interfacial phases in the SDC-NC nanocomposites are found to be strongly dependent upon their prefiring temperatures with the sample of SN-600 showing the highest values of 73.2/33.7 and 51.1/105.4 μS/cm at 300 °C, respectively. The single cell based on the electrolyte of SN-600 presents an OCV of 0.992 V and peak power density of 421 mW/cm2 at 550 °C. The interfacial interactions between the phases of SDC and NC inside SDC-NC nanocomposites are considered responsible for their differences in microstructure and electrical conductivity.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Synthesis, structural and electrical studies of Ba1−xSrxCe0.65Zr0.25Pr0.1O3−δ electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells

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    J. Madhuri Sailaja

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper is discussed Sr doping effect on the microstructure, chemical stability and conductivity of Ba1−xSrxCe0.65Zr0.25Pr0.1O3−δ (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.2 electrolyte prepared by sol–gel method. The lattice constants and unit cell volumes are found to decrease as Sr atomic percentage increased in accordance with the Vegard law, confirming the formation of solid solution with orthorhombic structure. Among them all the synthesized samples are showed a conductivity with different atmosphere values at 500 °C. Ba0.92Sr0.08Ce0.65Zr0.25Pr0.1O3−δ recorded highest conductivity with a value of 3.3 × 10−6 S/cm (dry air & 3.41 × 10−6 S/cm (wet air with 3% relative humidity at 500 °C due to its smaller lattice volume, larger grain size and lower activation energy that led to excessive increase in conductivity. All pellets exhibited good chemical stability when exposed to air and H2O atmospheres. This study elucidates that the composition will be a promising electrolyte material for use as SOFC at intermediate temperatures if Sr doping is limited to small amounts. Keywords: Solid oxide fuel cell, Proton conducting electrolyte, Chemical stability, Sol–gel synthesis, BaCeO3

  17. Effect of heat treatment on the optical properties of perovskite BaZr0.5Ce0.3Y0.2O3-δ ceramic prepared by spark plasma sintering

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    Xing, Bohang; Cheng, Zhi; Wang, Cao; Zhao, Zhe

    2017-09-01

    The effect of heat treatment on the in-line transmittance of BaZr0.5Ce0.3Y0.2O3-δ (BZCY532) ceramics prepared by spark plasma sintering method was investigated. The loss of Ba in transparent BZCY532 ceramics is the key reason for the loss of transmittance during the annealing process. This problem can be effectively alleviated by using a powder bed of BZCY532. Heat treatment atmospheres, wet air and dry air, were also found to be critical for obtaining high quality transparent ceramics. A highly transparent BZCY532 ceramic with the in-line transmittance (Tin) of 71.4% at 2000 nm can be obtained by using SPS method followed by an annealing in powder bed at 1500 °C in wet air.

  18. Synthesis, structural and electrical studies of Ba1-xSrxCe0.65Zr0.25Pr0.1O3-δ electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells

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    Madhuri Sailaja, J.; Murali, N.; Margarette, S. J.; Mammo, Tulu Wegayehu; Veeraiah, V.

    2018-03-01

    This paper is discussed Sr doping effect on the microstructure, chemical stability and conductivity of Ba1-xSrxCe0.65Zr0.25Pr0.1O3-δ (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.2) electrolyte prepared by sol-gel method. The lattice constants and unit cell volumes are found to decrease as Sr atomic percentage increased in accordance with the Vegard law, confirming the formation of solid solution with orthorhombic structure. Among them all the synthesized samples are showed a conductivity with different atmosphere values at 500 °C. Ba0.92Sr0.08Ce0.65Zr0.25Pr0.1O3-δ recorded highest conductivity with a value of 3.3 × 10-6 S/cm (dry air) & 3.41 × 10-6 S/cm (wet air with 3% relative humidity) at 500 °C due to its smaller lattice volume, larger grain size and lower activation energy that led to excessive increase in conductivity. All pellets exhibited good chemical stability when exposed to air and H2O atmospheres. This study elucidates that the composition will be a promising electrolyte material for use as SOFC at intermediate temperatures if Sr doping is limited to small amounts.

  19. Synthesis and evaluation of physical and magnetic properties of doped barium hexaferrite with BaZn0.6Zr0.3X0.3Fe10.8O19 (X=Ti,Ce,Sn composition

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    Seyyed Salman Seyyed Afghahi

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available In this research, barium hexaferrite samples with BaZn0.6Zr0.3X0.3Fe10.8O19 (X=Ti,Ce,Sn composition were synthesized via mechanical activation method and were evaluated by simultaneous thermal analysis (STA, X-ray diffraction (XRD, field emission electron microscopy (FE-SEM and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM. All of the synthesized samples were almost single phase and with average particles size of about 450 nm and 250 nm for samples without and with dopant respectively. Significant change in magnetic properties of barium hexaferrite were observed with effect of substitution of Fe ions. According to the results maximum magnetic saturation (33.1 emu/g and minimum coercivity force (8.14 Oe were related to samples with composition of BaZn0.6Zr0.3Ti0.3Fe10.8O19 and BaZn0.6Zr0.3Sn0.3Fe10.8O19 respectively.

  20. Influence of combined Pt and CeO.sub.2./sub. additions on microstructure and magnetic properties in (Nd, Eu, Gd)-Ba-Cu-O

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    Muralidhar, M.; Jirsa, Miloš; Nariki, S.; Murakami, M.

    2001-01-01

    Roč. 14, - (2001), s. 832-838 ISSN 0953-2048 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA1010919 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1010914 Keywords : high-T c superconductivity * critical currents * ternary compounds * flux pinning * Pt * CeO 2 Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.511, year: 2001

  1. Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9–La0.8Sr0.2Cr0.5Fe0.5O3−δ Dual-Phase Hollow Fiber Membranes Operated under Different Gradients

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    Liu, Tong; He, Wei; Huang, Hua; Wang, Siwei; Bouwmeester, Henricus J.M.; Chen, Chusheng

    2014-01-01

    Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9−La0.8Sr0.2Cr0.5Fe0.5O3−δ (SDC-LSCrF) composite hollow fiber membranes were prepared by phase inversion followed by sintering. Average oxygen fluxes of 0.5 cm3·cm−2·min−1 (STP) were measured, at 950 °C, by feeding either He or CO2 (30 mL·min−1) into the lumen of the hollow fiber (with

  2. 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, Henricus 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

  3. Study of the New Glass and Glass Ceramic Stoichiometric and Gd3+ -loaded BaO*2SiO2 (DSB:Ce) Scintillation Material for Future Calorimetry

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    Novotny, R. W.; Brinkmann, K.-T.; Borisevich, A.; Dormenev, V.; Korjik, M.; Zaunick, H.-G.; Zimmermann, S.

    2017-11-01

    In the last forty years, application of crystalline materials in ionizing radiation detectors has played a crucial role in the discovery of matter properties and promoted a continuous progress in the detecting technique. Further concepts of the detectors at HEP experiments will require an unique combination of the material features, particularly in case of collider experiments. Crucially important becomes a minimal level of radiation damage effects under the electromagnetic part of ionizing radiation and energetic hadrons as well: low deterioration of the optical transmission, low level of afterglow and low level of radioluminescence due to radio-nuclides being generated due to secondary nuclear reactions in the detector material itself. A systematic study of the radiation hardness of inorganic optical and scintillation materials have been performed. We concluded that both oxide and fluoride crystals which consist of atoms with atomic number less than 60 will be reasonably survivable in the irradiation environment of future experiments at colliders. In this study we focused on the study of cheap, capable for a mass production glass (BaO*2SiO2) and DSB: Ce glass ceramics obtained from this glass. We also made this glass more heavy by admixing gadolinium oxide into the matrix. Glass with Gd3+ admixture possesses two times larger light yield than pure (BaO*2SiO2) glass and glass ceramics. Both types of the materials were produced as fibre and blocks of larger volume.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Thermal evolution of the crystal structure of proton conducting BaCe0.8Y0.2O3-δ from high-resolution neutron diffraction in dry and humid atmosphere.

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    Eriksson Andersson, Annika K; Selbach, Sverre M; Grande, Tor; Knee, Christopher S

    2015-06-21

    The crystal structure of the proton conducting perovskite BaCe(0.8)Y(0.2)O(3-δ) (BCY20) has been studied via high-resolution in situ neutron diffraction performed in controlled dry and humid (heavy water) oxygen flow. Two phase transitions, cubic Pm3[combining macron]m→R3[combining macron]c (775 °C)→Imma (250 °C) were observed on cooling from 1000 °C in dry O(2). A significant shift of the phase stability fields was observed on cooling in wet oxygen (pD(2)O ≈ 0.2 atm) with the R3[combining macron]c structure stabilised at 900 °C, and the R3[combining macron]c→Imma transition occurring at 675 °C. On cooling below 400 °C a monoclinic, I2/m, phase started to appear. The structural dependence on hydration level is primarily due to the de-stabilisation of the correlated, octahedra tilts as a consequence of structural relaxation around the oxygen vacancies present in the non-hydrated phase. The tendency of hydrated BaCe(0.8)Y(0.2)O(3-δ) to show octahedral tilting is also found to be enhanced, indicating that the deuteronic (protonic) defects influence the crystal structure, possibly via hydrogen bonding. Stabilisation of the monoclinic I2/m phase is attributed to the structural effect of deuterons that is inferred to increase on cooling as deuterons localise to a greater extent. Changing from wet oxidising (O(2) + D2O(g)) to wet reducing (5% H2 in Ar + D2O(g)) atmosphere did not influence the structure or the phase stability, indicating that Ce(4+) was not reduced under the present conditions. Based on the observed cell volume expansion protonic defects are present in the material at 900 °C at a D(2)O partial pressure of ∼0.2 atm. The origin of the chemical expansion is explained by the effective size of the oxygen vacancy being significantly smaller than the [OD] defect. Rietveld analysis has been used to locate possible sites for the deuterons in the high temperature, R3[combining macron]c and Imma, phases that are most relevant for proton transport.

  7. Power-law index and penetration depth of (NdxSmxGd1−2x)Ba2Cu3O7−δ films studied by AC susceptibility

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    Li, Xiaofen; He, Dong; Grivel, Jean-Claude

    2012-01-01

    Superconducting (NdxSmxGd1−2x)Ba2Cu3O7−δ films with x=0, 0.1, 0.25, 0.33 were grown by PLD on STO single crystal substrates. The power-law index n and penetration depth λ are studied by AC susceptibility. During cooling, n in films with x ≠ 0 increases much slower compared with the films with x =....... The films with x ≠ 0 also tend to have a longer penetration depth. These properties might be related to the higher possibility for disorder in the mixed (Nd,Sm,Gd)BCO films....

  8. 酸化物超伝導体の臨界電流密度におけるピーク効果 : 第2報 SmBa_2Cu_3O_<7-d> 超電導体における臨界電流密度の酸素量依存性

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    川野, 雅治; 末松, 久幸; 音田, 哲彦; 早川, 元造; 荻原, 宏康; 山内, 尚雄; KARPPINEN, M.

    1998-01-01

    Stoichiometric SmBa_2Cu_3O_ samples were prepared by a solid-state reaction method and showed peak effecs in their J_c-H characteristics. The oxygen contents of samples were determined by a coulometric titration method. A sample annealed at 350℃ for 40 hours has the highest peak effect in J_c. The oxygen content of the sample was 6.84,which was the lowest of the samples. The tetragonal phase in the orthorhombic phase was observed in the sample which had the most significant peak effect by TEM...

  9. Electrochemical properties of composite cathodes using Sm doped layered perovskite for intermediate temperature-operating solid oxide fuel cell

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    Baek, Seung-Wook; Azad, Abul K.; Irvine, John T. S.; Choi, Won Seok; Kang, Hyunil; Kim, Jung Hyun

    2018-02-01

    SmBaCo2O5+d (SBCO) showed the lowest observed Area Specific Resistance (ASR) value in the LnBaCo2O5+d (Ln: Pr, Nd, Sm, and Gd) oxide system for the overall temperature ranges tested. The ASR of a composite cathode (mixture of SBCO and Ce0.9Gd0.1O2-d) on a Ce0.9Gd0.1O2-d (CGO91) electrolyte decreased with respect to the CGO91 content; the percolation limit was also achieved for a 50 wt% SBCO and 50 wt% CGO91 (SBCO50) composite cathode. The ASRs of SBCO50 on the dense CGO91 electrolyte in the overall temperature range of 500-750 °C were relatively lower than those of SBCO50 on the CGO91 coated dense 8 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) electrolyte for the same temperature range. From 750 °C and for all higher temperatures tested, however, the ASRs of SBCO50 on the CGO91 coated dense 8YSZ electrolyte were lower than those of the CGO91 electrolyte. The maximum power densities of SBCO50 on the Ni-8YSZ/8YSZ/CGO91 buffer layer were 1.034 W cm-2 and 0.611 W cm-2 at 800 °C and 700 °C.

  10. Synthesis and magnetic properties of 12L-perovskites Ba4LnIr3O12 (Ln=lanthanides)

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    Shimoda, Yuki; Doi, Yoshihiro; Wakeshima, Makoto; Hinatsu, Yukio

    2009-01-01

    New quadruple perovskite oxides Ba 4 LnIr 3 O 12 (Ln=lanthanides) were prepared and their magnetic properties were investigated. They crystallize in the monoclinic 12L-perovskite-type structure with space group C2/m. The Ir 3 O 12 trimers and LnO 6 octahedra are alternately linked by corner-sharing and form the perovskite-type structure with 12 layers. The Ln and Ir ions are both in the tetravalent state for Ln=Ce, Pr, and Tb compounds (Ba 4 Ln 4+ Ir 3 4+ O 12 ), and for other compounds (Ln=La, Nd, Sm-Gd, Dy-Lu), Ln ions are in the trivalent state and the mean oxidation state of Ir ions is +4.33(Ba 4 Ln 3+ Ir 3 4+.33 O 12 ). An antiferromagnetic transition has been observed for Ln=Ce, Pr, and Tb compounds at 10.5, 35, and 16 K, respectively, while the other compounds are paramagnetic down to 1.8 K. - Graphical abstract: New quadruple perovskite oxides Ba 4 LnIr 3 O 12 were prepared and they form the perovskite-type structure with 12 layers, in which Ir 3 O 12 trimers and LnO 6 octahedra are alternately linked by corner-sharing. For Ln=Ce, Pr, and Tb compounds, an antiferromagnetic transition was observed at 10.5, 35, and 16 K, respectively.

  11. 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)

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    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)

  12. High performance fuel electrodes fabricated by electroless plating of copper on BaZr0.8Ce0.1Y0.1O3-δ proton-conducting ceramic

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    Patki, Neil S.; Way, J. Douglas; Ricote, Sandrine

    2017-10-01

    The stability of copper at high temperatures in reducing and hydrocarbon-containing atmospheres makes it a good candidate for fabricating fuel electrodes on proton-conducting ceramics, such as BaZr0.9-xCexY0.1O3-δ (BZCY). In this work, the electrochemical performance of Cu-based electrodes fabricated by electroless plating (ELP) on BaZr0.8Ce0.1Y0.1O3-δ is studied with impedance spectroscopy. Three activation catalysts (Pd, Ru, and Cu) are investigated and ELP is compared to a commercial Cu paste (ESL 2312-G) for electrode fabrication. The area specific resistances (ASR) for Pd, Ru, and Cu activations at 700 °C in moist 5% H2 in Ar are 2.1, 3.2, and 13.4 Ω cm2, respectively. That is a 1-2 orders of magnitude improvement over the commercial Cu paste (192 Ω cm2). Furthermore, the ASR has contributions from electrode processes and charge transfer at the electrode/electrolyte interface. Additionally, the morphology of the as-fabricated electrode is unaffected by the activation catalyst. However, heat treatment at 750 °C in H2 for 24 h leads to sintering and large reorganization of the electrode fabricated with Cu activation (micron sized pores seen in the tested sample), while Pd and Ru activations are immune to such reorganization. Thus, Pd and Ru are identified as candidates for future work with improvements to charge transfer required for the former, and better electrode processes required for the latter.

  13. Bias polarization study of steam electrolysis by composite oxygen electrode Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ/BaCe0.4Zr0.4Y0.2O3-δ

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    Yang, Tao; Shaula, Aliaksandr; Pukazhselvan, D.; Ramasamy, Devaraj; Deng, Jiguang; da Silva, E. L.; Duarte, Ricardo; Saraiva, Jorge A.

    2017-12-01

    The polarization behavior of Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ-BaCe0.4Zr0.4Y0.2O3-δ (BSCF-BCZY) electrode under steam electrolysis conditions was studied in detail. The composite oxygen electrode supported by BCZY electrolyzer has been assessed as a function of temperature (T), water vapor partial pressures (pH2O), and bias polarization voltage for electrodes of comparable microstructure. The Electrochemical impedance spectra show two depressed arcs in general without bias polarization. And the electrode resistance became smaller with the increase of the bias polarization under the same water vapor partial pressures. The total resistance of the electrode was shown to be significantly affected by temperature, with the same level of pH2O and bias polarization voltage. This result highlights BSCF-BCZY as an effective oxygen electrode under moderate polarization and pH2O conditions.

  14. Synthesis and characterization of novel Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.9}Ir{sub 0.03}Co{sub 0.07}O{sub 3−δ} perovskite material and possible application as a cathode for low–intermediate temperature SOFCs

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    Njoku, Chima Benjamin; Ndungu, Patrick Gathura, E-mail: ndungup@ukzn.ac.za

    2015-08-15

    Highlights: • Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.9}Ir{sub 0.03}Co{sub 0.07}O{sub 3−δ} was synthesized using sol–gel methods. • Material was thoroughly characterized using Raman, FTIR, XRD, HRTEM, SEM, and TGA. • Electrochemical performance showed the materials are a promising new cathode material for low temperature SOFC. - Abstract: A novel perovskite material, Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.9}Ir{sub 0.03}Co{sub 0.07}O{sub 3−δ} was synthesized using a sol–gel technique. The materials were calcined at temperatures of 800 °C, 900 °C, and 1000 °C and then characterized using X-ray diffraction, Raman and infrared spectroscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The particle sizes and crystallite sizes increased with increasing calcination temperature and formed perovskite type materials with some separate magnetite and iridium oxide. The powders were used to assemble button cells using samarium doped ceria as the electrolyte and NiO/SDC as the anode materials. The electrochemical properties were investigated using a Fiaxell open flanges test set-up and a Nuvant™ Powerstat-05 potentiostat/galvanostat. The Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.9}Ir{sub 0.03}Co{sub 0.07}O{sub 3−δ} cathode material calcined at 1000 °C exhibited the most promising performance, with a maximum power density of 0.400 W/cm{sup 2}, a current density of 0.8 A/cm{sup 2}, and a corresponding area specific resistance of 0.247 Ωcm{sup 2} at 500 °C. The button cells were reasonably stable over15 h.

  15. Proton conducting BaCe{sub 0.7}Zr{sub 0.1}Y{sub 0.2}O{sub 2.9} thin films by spray deposition for solid oxide fuel cell

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    Dubal, S.U.; Jamale, A.P.; Bhosale, C.H. [Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416 004 (India); Jadhav, L.D., E-mail: ldjadhav.phy@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Rajaram College, Kolhapur 416 004 (India)

    2015-01-01

    Highlights: • BCY and BCZY thin films electrolytes are prepared by SPT. • The BCZY oxides exhibit better sinterability than BCY. • The elemental composition of films was affirmed with EDAX. • Raman spectra confirmed absence of any surface impurities. • BCZY film shows higher conductivities in Moist-air. - Abstract: The nanocrystalline BaCe{sub 0.7}Zr{sub 0.1}Y{sub 0.2}O{sub 2.9} (BCZY) thin films have been deposited on alumina substrate by simple and economic spray pyrolysis technique. The spray deposited films were annealed at different temperatures and were characterized by different physio-chemical techniques. The XRD studies revealed orthorhombic structured BCZY thin films with little shift in 2θ compared to BCY. The crystallite size and grain size were observed to enhance with annealing temperature. The grain growth was completed by 1000 °C and compact structure was obtained at 1100 °C. Evolution of the surface microstructure and roughness of the BCY and BCZY thin films is done using AFM. Raman spectra of BCZY and BCY exhibits pronounced characteristic band at 359 and 353.25 cm{sup −1} respectively. The proton conductivity of BCZY thin film in moist atmosphere was 0.83 × 10{sup −3} S cm{sup −1} at 400 °C.

  16. The nuclear deformations of 148Sm, 150Sm, 152Sm and 154Sm determined from neutron scattering measurements

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    Shamu, R.; Haouat, G.; Lachkar, J.; Lagrange, C.; McEllistrem, M.; Patin, Y.; Sigaud, J.; Cocu, F.; Bernstein, E.; Ramirez, J.

    1975-01-01

    The neutron total cross section for 148 Sm and total cross section differences for ( 150 Sm, 148 Sm) and ( 152 Sm, 148 Sm) and ( 154 Sm, 148 Sm) were measured from 0.7 to 15MeV neutron energy and differential cross sections for 148 Sm, 150 Sm, 152 Sm and 154 Sm were measured at 7.0MeV neutron energy. The quadrupole deformation parameter of the nuclear potential, β2, was determined for each of the 148 Sm, 150 Sm, 152 Sm, 154 Sm nuclei from these measurements using nonspherical optical-potential coupled-channel calculations. The β2 values deduced for 152 Sm and 154 Sm are in good agreement with values determined from proton and α-particle scattering, but about 10% lower than β2 values of the nuclear charge distribution obtained from Coulomb excitation, electron scattering, and μ-meson scattering experiments [fr

  17. Intermediate-to-low temperature protonic ceramic membrane fuel cells with Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}}-BaZr{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} composite cathode

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    Lin, Bin; Ding, Hanping; Dong, Yingchao; Wang, Songlin; Zhang, Xiaozhen; Fang, Daru; Meng, Guangyao [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)

    2009-01-01

    The perovskite-type Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}}-BaZr{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} (BSCF-BZCY) composite oxides were synthesized by a modified Pechini method and examined as a novel composite cathode for intermediate-to-low temperature protonic ceramic membrane fuel cells (ILT-PCMFCs). Thin proton-conducting BaZr{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} (BZCY) electrolyte and NiO-BaZr{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} (NiO-BZCY) anode functional layer were prepared over porous anode substrates composed of NiO-BaZr{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} by a one-step dry-pressing/co-firing process. A laboratory-sized quad-layer cell of NiO-BZCY/NiO-BZCY({proportional_to}50 {mu}m)/BZCY({proportional_to}20 {mu}m)/BSCF-BZCY({proportional_to}50 {mu}m) was operated from 550 to 700 C with humidified hydrogen ({proportional_to}3% H{sub 2}O) as fuel and the static air as oxidant. A high open-circuit potential of 1.009 V, a maximum power density of 418 mW cm{sup -2}, and a low polarization resistance of the electrodes of 0.10 {omega} cm{sup 2} was achieved at 700 C. These investigations have indicated that proton-conducting BZCY electrolyte with BSCF perovskite cathode is a promising material system for the next generation solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). (author)

  18. 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.

  19. Synthesis, luminescence and nonlinear optical properties of homoleptic tetracyanamidogermanates ARE[Ge(CN{sub 2}){sub 4}] (A = K, Cs, and RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd)

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    Dolabdjian, Konstantin; Schedel, Christine; Meyer, Hans-Juergen [Abteilung fuer Festkoerperchemie und Theoretische Anorganische Chemie, Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie, Universitaet Tuebingen (Germany); Enseling, David; Juestel, Thomas [Fachbereich Chemieingenieurwesen, FH Muenster, Steinfurt (Germany)

    2017-04-04

    Two new series of tetracyanamidogermanates were prepared by solid-state reaction of appropriate amounts of REF{sub 3} (RE = rare earth), A{sub 2}[GeF{sub 6}] (A = alkaline), and Li{sub 2}(CN{sub 2}) in evacuated silica tubes. Powder X-ray diffraction patterns of crystalline samples of KRE[Ge(CN{sub 2}){sub 4}] and CsRE[Ge(CN{sub 2}){sub 4}] were indexed isotypically to KRE[Si(CN{sub 2}){sub 4}] and RbRE[Ge(CN{sub 2}){sub 4}], respectively. Luminescence properties of Ce{sup 3+}, Eu{sup 3+}, and Tb{sup 3+} doped compounds and non-linear optical properties (NLO) of KRE[Ge(CN{sub 2}){sub 4}] are reported. (copyright 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  20. Study of quantitative analysis of rare earth elements (Sc, Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu) in soil samples by inductively couple plasma mass spectrometry

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    Truong Duc Toan; Nguyen Giang; Vo Tran Quang Thai; Do Tam Nhan; Nguyen Le Anh; Nguyen Viet Duc; Luong Thi Tham; Truong Thi Phuong Mai

    2015-01-01

    Method for the determination of 16 rare earth elements (REEs) in soil samples without separating by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) has been studied at Dalat Nuclear Research Institute. The optimal conditions for ICP-MS NexION 300X with three modes: Standard, Collision (KED), and Reaction (DRC) have been studied on the Montana II soil reference material. The result analysis shows that: DRC mode only gives good analysis result for Sc, Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Tm, Yb, and Lu; Standard mode exhibits good analysis results for all elements with error from 1.2 - 29.0% and KED mode is the best one with error less than 15%. The concentrations of elements in the soil samples of Cau Dat, Bao Loc, and Da Lat were determined, which concentrations of REEs in soil samples of Cau Dat are higher than that of the other areas in Lam Dong Province. (author)

  1. Tunable Optical Properties and Increased Thermal Quenching in the Blue-Emitting Phosphor Series: Ba 2 (Y 1–x Lu x ) 5 B 5 O 17 :Ce 3+ ( x = 0–1)

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    Hermus, Martin [Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204, United States; Phan, Phu-Cuong [Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204, United States; Duke, Anna C. [Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204, United States; Brgoch, Jakoah [Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204, United States

    2017-06-07

    The preparation of cerium-substituted barium lutetium borate, Ba2Lu5B5O17:Ce3+, is achieved using high temperature solid state synthesis. This compound crystallizes in the Ba2Y5B5O17-type structure and shows an efficient blue emission (λmax = 447 nm) when excited by UV-light (λex = 340 nm) with a photoluminescent quantum yield near 90%, a fast luminescence decay time (<40 ns), and a thermal quenching temperature of 452 K. Further, preparing a solid solution following Ba2(Y1–xLux)5B5O17:Ce3+ (x = 0, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1) confirms that all compounds are isostructural and follow Vegard’s law. Substituting Y3+ for Lu3+ yields a nearly constant emission spectrum that blue-shifts by only 9 nm and has a consistent luminescence lifetime across the range prepared. The photoluminescent quantum yield (PLQY) and thermal quenching (T50) of the solid solution, however, are dramatically impacted by the composition, with the PLQY decreasing to ≈70% and the T50 dropping 49 K going from x = 1 to x = 0. These significant changes in the optical properties likely stem from enhanced structural rigidity as the larger, more polarizable Y3+ is substituted for the smaller, harder Lu3+ cation. These results highlight the importance of optimizing chemical bonding to improve a phosphor’s optical properties.

  2. 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...

  3. Degradation of high temperature superconductors of the composition R1Ba2Cu3O7 in water vapours (R = Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er and Y)

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    Levin, M.I.; Eremenko, Z.V.; Sakharov, M.V.; Titov, A.A.

    1991-01-01

    The effect of atoms of the rare-earth metals (REM) on the properties of the HTSC crystals (R 1 Ba 2 Cu 3 O 7 ), intrinsic to the lattice, is shown. A dependence of the degradation rate of HTSC in water vapours on the type of REM, present in the crystal structure, is found. The factors and the stages, limiting the rate of the degradation of HTSC properties, are indicated. A scheme of the mechanism of interaction of HTSC of RBaCuO 7 composition with water vapours is suggested

  4. 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/.

  5. Morphologically well-defined Gd0.1Ce0.9O1.95 embedded Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ nanofiber with an enhanced triple phase boundary as cathode for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells

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    Kim, Chanho; Park, Hyunjung; Jang, Inyoung; Kim, Sungmin; Kim, Kijung; Yoon, Heesung; Paik, Ungyu

    2018-02-01

    Controlling triple phase boundary (TPB), an intersection of the ionic conductor, electronic conductor and gas phase as a major reaction site, is a key to improve cell performances for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells. We report a synthesis of morphologically well-defined Gd0.1Ce0.9O1.95 (GDC) embedded Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ (BSCF) nanofibers and their electrochemical performances as a cathode. Electrospun fibers prepared with a polymeric solution that contains crystalline Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ particles in ∼200 nm size and Gd(NO3)3/Ce(NO3)3 precursors in an optimized weight ratio of 3 to 2 result in one dimensional structure without severe agglomeration and morphological collapse even after a high calcination at 1000 °C. As-prepared nanofibers have fast electron pathways along the axial direction of fibers, a higher surface area of 7.5 m2 g-1, and more oxygen reaction sites at TPBs than those of GDC/BSCF composite particles and core-shell nanofibers. As a result, the Gd0.1Ce0.9O1.95 embedded Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ nanofiber cell shows excellent performances of the maximum power density of 0.65 W cm-2 at 550 °C and 1.02 W cm-2 at 600 °C, respectively.

  6. L-shell X-ray production cross sections of Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, and Dy by impact of {sup 14}N{sup 2+} ions with energies between 7.0 MeV and 10.5 MeV

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    Murillo, G.; Méndez, B.; López-Monroy, J. [Departamento de Aceleradores, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Carr. México-Toluca S/N, Ocoyoacac, Edo. Méx. 52750 (Mexico); Miranda, J., E-mail: miranda@fisica.unam.mx [Instituto de Física, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, A.P. 20-364, México, Cd. Mx. 01000 (Mexico); Villaseñor, P. [Departamento de Aceleradores, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Carr. México-Toluca S/N, Ocoyoacac, Edo. Méx. 52750 (Mexico)

    2016-09-15

    Highlights: • A new data set of L X-ray production cross sections by nitrogen ion impact is given. • The target elements have atomic numbers in the range 58–66 (lanthanoids). • A universal scaling as function of a reduced velocity variable is applied. • The eCPSSR model with EC and MI corrections gives very good results. - Abstract: L-shell X-ray production cross sections from the lanthanoid elements Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, and Dy, induced by the impact of {sup 14}N{sup 2+} ions with energies in the interval 7.0 MeV to 10.5 MeV (0.50 MeV/μ to 0.75 MeV/μ), were measured and then compared with theoretical calculations obtained with the ECPSSR model with exact limits of integration (eCPSSR) and related corrections. These include the electron capture by the incoming ion and multiple ionizations of higher shells. Data from this work were contrasted with previously published L X-ray production cross sections for {sup 14}N{sup 2+} ion impact. As with other ions, a universal behavior is found when L{sub α} and L{sub γ} X-ray production cross sections are plotted as a function of reduced velocity parameters. The agreement with theoretical predictions was very good when the corrections were applied to the eCPSSR model.

  7. 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 ...

  8. Anode-supported BaZr0.8Y0.2O3-δ membranes by tape casting and suspension spraying

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    Xiao, Jin; Yuan, Hongchun; Chen, Lei; Xiong, Chao; Ma, Jinxiang; Zhao, Yu; Chai, Jimin; Du, Wenhan; Zhu, Xifang

    2017-07-01

    Dense BaZr0.8Y0.2O3-δ (BZY) proton-conducting electrolyte membranes are successfully fabricated on NiO-BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ(NiO-BZCY) using tape casting combined with suspension spraying technique. The NiO-BZCY anode substrates were prepared by the tape-casting method and the BZY electrolyte membranes were prepared on the NiO-BZCY anodes by suspension spraying. The thermal decomposition of the anode green tape prepared by tape casting was investigated by thermogravimetry-differential thermal analysis while the phase structure and the morphology of the anode/electrolyte bi-layers were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). No obvious reaction was found between NiO and BZCY in anode substrates and gas-tight BZY membranes were achieved after co-sintering at 1450∘C. With Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ-Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-δ(SSC-SDC) as the composite cathode, a maximum power density of 121 mW cm-2 was obtained at 650∘C for the single cell with 23 μm thick BZY electrolyte. Resistances of the tested cell were investigated under open circuit conditions at different operating temperatures by impedance spectroscopy.

  9. 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...

  10. 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

  11. Synthesis, structural characterization and Mössbauer study of LnV{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 0.5}O{sub 3} perovskites (Ln = Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho and Er)

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    Ivashita, Flávio F.; Biondo, Valdecir; Bellini, Jusmar V.; Paesano, Andrea [Departamento de Física, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Av. Colombo 5790, 87.020-900 Maringá, PR (Brazil); Blanco, M. Cecilia; Fuertes, Valeria C.; Pannunzio-Miner, Elisa V. [INFIQC-CONICET, Departamento de Fisicoquímica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, X5000HUA Córdoba (Argentina); Carbonio, Raúl E., E-mail: carbonio@fcq.unc.edu.ar [INFIQC-CONICET, Departamento de Fisicoquímica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, X5000HUA Córdoba (Argentina)

    2012-09-15

    Graphical abstract: Mössbauer spectra taken at 200 K for the Y(V{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 0.5})O{sub 3} orthoferrivanadate synthesized by arc-melting. Highlights: ► LnFe{sub 0.5}V{sub 0.5}O{sub 3} were synthesized by the first time for most of the rare-earth elements. ► These orthoferrivanadates crystallize metastably with the perovskite structure. ► Iron and vanadium are trivalent stabilized in these solid solutions. ► The Mössbauer quadrupolar splitting is correlated with the tolerance factor. ► Below 100 K, these perovskites undergo a crystallographic phase transformation. -- Abstract: Perovskites LnV{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 0.5}O{sub 3} (Ln = Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho and Er) were synthesized by rapid solidification from arc-melted samples and characterized by the study of their crystal structure and hyperfine properties. These metastable solid solutions crystallized in the Pbnm symmetry, with the iron and vanadium cations randomly distributed in the transition metal octahedral sites. Depending on the lanthanide present at the A site of the perovskite, iron is present with two valences (i.e., Fe{sup 3+} and Fe{sup 2+}). The volume of the unit cell for these perovskites increases linearly with the lanthanide ionic radius, as the perovskite approaches its ideal structure. At room temperature, the quadrupolar splitting of the trivalent paramagnetic Mössbauer component works as an indirect measurement for the Goldshmidt tolerance factor. Close to or below 100 K, these perovskites undergo a crystallographic phase transformation, probably due to orbital ordering of the V{sup 3+} cations, originating two different magnetic iron sites.

  12. Photoreduction of Sm3+ to Sm2+ in alcoholic solution

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    Kusaba, M.; Tsunawaki, Y.; Nakashima, N.

    1998-01-01

    Full text: Lanthanide ions in solution display broad and sharp absorption bands in the UV and near UV to near IR spectral regions, respectively. The former bands are called charge-transfer (CT) or 5d 3+ , Eu 3+ and Sm 3+ . Furthermore, the photoreduction of Eu 3+ is taken place via an f' 3+ to Sm 2+ because the photoproduct, Sm 2+ , is unstable in the solution. Donohue added macrocyclic ether, 18-crown-6, to the solution in order to stabilize the Sm 2+ and then suggested the photoreduction of Sm 3+ to Sm 2+ would be induced by a multi-photon process. In this work, the transient absorption spectra of Sm 2+ has been measured by means of a nanosecond laser flash photolysis in order to clarify the photoreduction process of Sm 3+ to Sm 2+ in more detail. A sample containing a concentration of 0.01 M Sm 3+ was prepared by adding a slightly stoichiometric excess of 18-crown-6 to a methanol solution of SmCl 3 .6H 2 O. It was completely degassed by freeze-pump-thaw cycles on a high vacuum line to avoid oxidation of Sm 2+ by dissolved oxygen. The flash photolysis measurements were carried out at room temperature. The linear dependence of the concentration of Sm 2+ on the laser fluence indicated that the photoreduction of Sm 3+ to Sm 2+ in the solution occurs via the one-photon process. The photoreduction yield of Sm 3+ was determined to be 0.34 Angstroms ± 0. 09. The lifetime of Sm 2+ in air saturated sample was estimated to be 4.6 micro second

  13. Surface effects on Sm valence in amorphous Sm alloys

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    Krill, G.; Durand, J.; Berrada, A.; Hassanain, N.; Ravet, M.F.

    1980-01-01

    The results are presented of XPS and X-ray absorption measurements performed on amorphous Sm Au and La Sm Au compounds. The XPS Sm 3dsub(5/2) core level spectra in these compounds reveal that at the surface (5 to 7 A) the samarium ions present both the Sm 2+ (4f 6 ) and Sm 3+ (4f 5 ) configurations. When the concentration in samarium decreases it is shown that the Sm 2+ configuration is strongly enhanced at the surface whereas the X-ray absorption measurements indicate on the contrary that in the bulk only the Sm 3+ configuration is present. Comparison is made with similar findings in pure crystalline Sm and various crystalline rare earth compounds. (author)

  14. 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.

  15. Microstructural and magnetic studies on BaMg{sub x}Zn{sub x}X{sub 2x}Fe{sub 12−4x}O{sub 19} (X=Zr,Ce,Sn) prepared via mechanical activation method to act as a microwave absorber in X-band

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    Afghahi, Seyyed Salman Seyyed [Department of Engineering, Imam Hossein University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Jafarian, Mojtaba, E-mail: m.jafarian@iau-shahrood.ac.ir [Department of Material Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Atassi, Yomen [Department of Applied Physics, Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology, Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic)

    2016-05-15

    In this study, doped barium hexaferrite with the composition of BaMg{sub x}Zn{sub x}X{sub 2x}Fe{sub 12−4x}O{sub 19} (where x= 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 0.9 and X= Zr, Ce, Sn) was prepared via mechanical activation. X-ray diffractometer (XRD), FTIR spectrophotometer, Field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and vector network analyzer (VNA) were used to analyze its phases, structure, electromagnetic and microwave absorption properties respectively. Based on the results, single phase barium hexaferrite was obtained in all cases after milling the mixed powders for 20 h plus calcination at 1000 °C for 5 h. Morphology of the particles in all of the doped samples was completely hexagonal shape and they had an appropriate distribution. It was found that the sample of BaMg{sub 0.9}Zn{sub 0.9}Zr{sub 1.8}Fe{sub 8.4}O{sub 19} with saturation magnetization and coercive force of 37.3 emu/g and 94 Oe respectively possessed the maximum reflection loss of −19.3 dB at 12.3 GHz with 1.7 GHz bandwidth. - Highlights: • The mechanical activation method was used to prepare: BaMg{sub x}Zn{sub x}X{sub 2x}Fe{sub 12−4x}O{sub 19}(X=Zr, Ce, and Sn) with values of xequal to 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, and 0.9. • Morphology of the particles in all of the doped samples was completely hexagonal shape and they had an appropriate distribution. • BaMg{sub 0.9}Zn{sub 0.9}Zr{sub 1.8}Fe{sub 8.4}O{sub 19} possesses the maximum reflection loss of −19.3 dB at 12.3 GHz with 1.7 GHz bandwidth.

  16. Scintillation and radiation damage of doped BaF2 crystals

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    Gong Zufang; Xu Zizong; Chang Jin

    1992-01-01

    The emission spectra and the radiation damage of BaF 2 crystals doped Ce and Dy have been studied. The results indicate that the doped BaF 2 crystals have the intrinsic spectra of impurity besides the intrinsic spectra of BaF 2 crystals. The crystals colored and the transmissions decrease with the concentration of impurity in BaF 2 crystals after radiation by γ-ray of 60 Co. The doped Ce BaF 2 irradiated by ultraviolet has faster recover of transmissions but for doped Dy the effect is not obvious. The radiation resistance is not good as pure BaF 2 crystals

  17. Interaction of La 0.8Sr 0.2MnO 3 interlayer with Gd 0.1Ce 0.9O 1.95 electrolyte membrane and Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3- δ cathode in low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells

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    Yang, Min; Zhang, Min; yan, Aiyu; Yue, Xiangling; Hou, Zhifang; Dong, Yonglai; Cheng, Mojie

    Low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells with a La 0.8Sr 0.2MnO 3 (LSM) interlayer between the Ce 0.9Gd 0.1O 1.95 (GDC) electrolyte membrane (20 μm) and the Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3 (BSCF)-GDC composite cathode are fabricated by sintering the BSCF-GDC composite cathodes at 900, 950 and 1000 °C. The results of scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM/EDX) for a model LSM/BSCF bi-layer pellet suggest that Ba, Co and Fe in BSCF as well as La and Mn in LSM have diffused into their counter sides. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) results on the simulated cells also indicate the incorporation of La into the GDC electrolyte membrane and the mutual diffusion of elements between the LSM layer and the BSCF layer. Analysis of the impedance spectra and interfacial reaction activation energies shows that LSM interlayer accelerates the oxygen reduction. Considering a good cell performance and the highest open-circuit voltages (OCVs) at 600-500 °C, the optimum sintering temperature of BSCF-GDC composite cathode onto LSM interlayer is 900 °C.

  18. A performance study of solid oxide fuel cells with BaZr{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} electrolyte developed by spray-modified pressing method

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    Guan, B.; Lue, Z.; Wang, G.; Wei, B.; Li, W.; Huang, X. [Center for Condensed Matter Science and Technology, Department of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin (China)

    2012-02-15

    Fuel cells with BaZr{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} (BZCY) proton-conducting electrolyte is fabricated using spray-modified pressing method. In the present study the spray-modified pressing technology is developed to prepare thin electrolyte layers on porous Ni-BZCY anode supports. SEM data show the BZCY electrolyte film is uniform and dense, well-bonded with the anode substrate. An anode-supported fuel cell with BZCY electrolyte and Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} (BSCF) cathode is characterized from 600 to 700 C using hydrogen as fuel and ambient air as oxidant. Maximum power density of 536 mW cm{sup -2} along with a 1.01 V OCV at 700 C is obtained. Impedance spectra show that Ohmic resistances contribute minor parts to the total ones, for instance, only 23% when operating at 600 C. The results demonstrate that spray-modified pressing technology offers a simple and effective way to fabricate quality electrolyte film suitable to operate in intermediate temperature. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  19. SM18 Visits and Access

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    2012-01-01

      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.

  20. Standard Missile-6 (SM-6)

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    2016-12-01

    assets . SM-6 December 2015 SAR March 17, 2016 12:06:05 UNCLASSIFIED 6 Executive Summary The SM-6 program was designated as an ACAT 1C program with the...FYDP for higher Navy priorities. (Estimating) -22.6 -30.1 Adjustment for current and prior escalation. (Estimating) +6.1 +7.7 Adjustment for current and

  1. 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.

  2. 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). PMID:25563843

  3. 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

    is independent on the water vapour pressure while the charge transfer ASR values increase with higher pH2O. The cathode ASRs of 0.39 and 0.11 Ω cm2 at 500 and 600 °C respectively, in air (pH2O = 0.01 atm) are the lowest reported to the authors’ knowledge for PCFC cathodes. Furthermore, this work shows......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...... showed the presence of the infiltrated LC in the full cathode depth. Transmission electron micrographs revealed LC grains (60–80 nm) covering partly the BCZY27 grains (200 nm–1 μm). Impedance spectra were recorded at 500 °C and 600 °C, varying the oxygen partial pressure and the water vapour pressure...

  4. Mass of the 158Sm

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    Zhao Kui; Guo Jiyu; Lu Xiuqin; Cheng Yehao; Huang Xiaolin; Ma Yong; Li Shuyuan; Ruan Ming; Li Zhichang; Jiang Chenglie

    1997-01-01

    A preliminary result was reported for the experiment to determine the mass of the heavier neutron-rich nucleus 158 Sm using the 160 Gd( 18 O, 20 Ne) two proton transfer reaction in last progress report. The average Q-value of (4.046 +- 0.102) MeV for the 160 Gd( 18 O, 20 Ne) 158 Sm reaction is given. A mass excess for 158 Sm of (-65.738 +- 0.102) MeV was derived. This is the first experimentally measured value of the mass of 158 Sm which is about 450 keV higher than the evaluation value from systematic trends listed in the 1993 atomic mass table. The new prediction shows better agreement with the measured values and a significant improvement over the earlier FRDM (finite-range droplet model) value

  5. Phonon modes in Gd1-xCexBa2Cu3O7-δ

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    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 .

  6. New NaSrPO4: Sm 3 phosphor as orange-red emitting material

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    Phosphors; temperature; conventional solid-state sintering; luminescence. ... 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 ∘ C, which is higher than that of commercial YAG:Ce 3 + phosphor and ZnS:(Al, Ag) phosphor.

  7. 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.

  8. Probabilistic distribution coefficients (K(d)s) in freshwater for radioisotopes of Ag, Am, Ba, Be, Ce, Co, Cs, I, Mn, Pu, Ra, Ru, Sb, Sr and Th: implications for uncertainty analysis of models simulating the transport of radionuclides in rivers.

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    2009-09-01

    The objective of this study was to provide operational probability density functions (PDFs) for distribution coefficients (K(d)s) in freshwater, representing the partition of radionuclides between the particulate and the dissolved phases respectively. Accordingly, the K(d) variability should be considered in uncertainty analysis of transport and risk assessment models. The construction of PDFs for 8 elements (Ag, Am, Co, Cs, I, Mn, Pu and Sr) was established according to the procedure already tested in Durrieu et al. [2006. A weighted bootstrap method for the determination of probability density functions of freshwater distribution coefficients (K(d)s) of Co, Cs, Sr and I radioisotopes. Chemosphere 65 (8), 1308-1320]: (i) construction of a comprehensive database where K(d)s values obtained under various environments and parametric conditions were collected; (ii) scoring procedure to account for the 'quality' of each datapoint (according to several criteria such as the presentation of data (e.g. raw data vs mean with or without replicates), contact time, pH, solid-to-liquid ratio, expert judgement) in the construction of the PDF; (iii) weighted bootstrapping procedure to build the PDFs, in order to give more importance to the most relevant datapoints. Two types of PDFs were constructed: (i) non-conditional, usable when no knowledge about the site of concern is available; (ii) conditional PDFs corresponding to a limited range of parameters such as pH or contact time; conditional PDFs can thus be used when some parametric information is known on the site under study. For 7 other radionuclides (Ba, Be, Ce, Ra, Ru, Sb and Th), a simplified procedure was adopted because of the scarcity of data: only non-conditional PDFs were built, without incorporating a scoring procedure.

  9. Single and double-layer composite microwave absorbers with hexaferrite BaZn{sub 0.6}Zr{sub 0.3}X{sub 0.3}Fe{sub 10.8}O{sub 19} (X = Ti, Ce, Sn) powders

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    Afghahi, Seyyed Salman Seyyed [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Imam Hossein University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Jafarian, Mojtaba, E-mail: m.jafarian@srbiau.ac.ir [Young Researchers and Elites Club, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Atassi, Yomen [Department of Applied Physics, Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology, Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic); Stergiou, Charalampos A. [Lab. of Inorganic Materials, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, 57001, Thermi (Greece)

    2017-01-15

    In the present study, substituted barium hexaferrites with the composition BaZn{sub 0.6}Zr{sub 0.3} × {sub 0.3}Fe{sub 10.8}O{sub 19} (where X = Ti, Ce, Sn) are prepared with the solid-state reaction method. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM) and network analysis techniques are used to analyze the crystal phases, morphology, static magnetic and microwave absorption properties, respectively. Based on the recorded results, barium hexaferrite is the major phase obtained after milling of the powders for 20 h, followed by calcination at 1000 °C for 5 h. The morphology of the particles of the substituted ferrite samples is plate-like with hexagonal shape. The microwave absorption in the X-band of epoxy composites loaded with the ferrite fillers, either separately, in pairs or all together, has been extensively investigated. Multicomponent composites filled with the new hexaferrites under study are promising candidates for electromagnetic absorbers in the 8–12 GHz range. It is found that single-layer absorbers of 5 mm thickness with 45 wt% of a binary (Sn and Ti-doped hexaferrite) or ternary filler mixture exhibit the maximum bandwidth of 2.7 GHz at the level of −10 dB or maximum losses of 26.4 dB at 10.8 GHz, respectively. - Highlights: • Preparation of substituted hexaferrites via mechanical activation. • We designed a broad band microwave absorber with mixing powders. • We designed single layer absorber with RL{sub min} = −26.4 dB and 1.6 GHz bandwidth. • We designed double layer absorbers, as monoband absorbers at a matching frequency.

  10. Facile and controllable synthesis of BaCO3 crystals superstructures using a CO2-storage material

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    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available We here report a new CO2 capture and storage method that converts CO2 into a novel alkyl carbonate salt, denoted as CO2SM, by a system consisting of equimolar 1,4-butanediol (BDO and 1,2-ethylenediamine (EDA. This novel CO2SM was then used to prepare BaCO3 crystals through a simple and fast hydrothermal synthesis under mild conditions. The CO2SM was both the source of CO2 and the modifier to regulate the nucleation and growth of BaCO3 crystals. The morphology of the BaCO3 crystals could be tuned from rod to shuttle by adjusting the key influencing factors, including CO2SM concentration, mineralization temperature, and mineralization time. A possible mechanism for the synthesis of BaCO3 crystals from the CO2SM was also presented. After the BaCO3 crystals were isolated, the filtrate of the hydrothermal reaction could be recycled to again absorb CO2 and prepare BaCO3 crystals of the same polymorph. This novel approach appears promising for preparing well-formed metal carbonates. Keywords: BaCO3, CO2-storage material, Morphology control, CO2 capture and utilization

  11. The preparation of 153Sm-glucoheptonate

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    Pu Manfei; Luo Shunzhong; Liu Yebing; Liu Guoping; Wang Wenjin; Chen Qiping; Liu Zhonglin; Fu Yibei

    2003-01-01

    Influences of labeling conditions on the formation of glucoheptonate (GH) labelled with 153 Sm and in vitro stability of 153 Sm-GH are investigated. The effective labelling method of GH labelled with 153 Sm is established. The results show that the labelling yield of 153 Sm-GH is more than 98% using an open nitrogen-pouring labelling system heated in boiling water bath with reactive time not less than 30 min, concentration of GH more than 2.4 x 10 - '2 mol/L. The specific activity of 153 Sm-GH is up to 14 GBq/g (GH) using 153 SmCl 3 with the high specific activity of 153 Sm (∼4.5 TBq/g(Sm)). 153 Sm-GH can remain well with its radioactive chemical purity more than 96% within 40 hours at room temperature

  12. 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...... and sintered conventionally (CS) at 1350–1500 °C, as well as by spark plasma sintering (SPS) at 1300–1350 °C. CS samples were porous and exhibited high degrees of inter-phase reaction. Nickel oxide sintering aids did not improve CS sample density. In contrast, samples made by SPS were significantly denser (>95...

  13. Phase equilibria in Sm-Ga-S ternary system according to SmGa2-GaS, SmGa2-SmS, Sm3S4-Ga2S3, SmS-GaS, Sm-GaS cross sections

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    Alieva, O.A.; Aliev, O.M.; Ehjnullaev, A.V.

    1993-01-01

    Phase equilibria in ternary system Sm-Ga-S over cross sections SmGa 2 -GaS, SmGa 2 -SmS, SmS-GaS, Sm 3 S 4 -Ga 2 S 3 , Sm-GaS have been studied for the first time using the methods of physicochemical analysis, their T-x projections were plotted. The cross sections SmGa 2 -GaS, SmGa 2 -SmS, Sm 3 S 4 -Ga 2 S 3 and SmS-GaS are quasibinary, while Sm-GaS is nonquasibinary one. Formation of two ternary compounds of the composition Sm 4 GaS 5 and Sm 5 Ga 2 S 5 was ascertained by peritectic reactions

  14. Interaction of La{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} interlayer with Gd{sub 0.1}Ce{sub 0.9}O{sub 1.95} electrolyte membrane and Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} cathode in low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells

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    Yang, Min; Zhang, Min; yan, Aiyu; Yue, Xiangling [Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (China); Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Hou, Zhifang; Dong, Yonglai; Cheng, Mojie [Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (China)

    2008-12-01

    Low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells with a La{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} (LSM) interlayer between the Ce{sub 0.9}Gd{sub 0.1}O{sub 1.95} (GDC) electrolyte membrane (20 {mu}m) and the Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3} (BSCF)-GDC composite cathode are fabricated by sintering the BSCF-GDC composite cathodes at 900, 950 and 1000 C. The results of scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM/EDX) for a model LSM/BSCF bi-layer pellet suggest that Ba, Co and Fe in BSCF as well as La and Mn in LSM have diffused into their counter sides. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) results on the simulated cells also indicate the incorporation of La into the GDC electrolyte membrane and the mutual diffusion of elements between the LSM layer and the BSCF layer. Analysis of the impedance spectra and interfacial reaction activation energies shows that LSM interlayer accelerates the oxygen reduction. Considering a good cell performance and the highest open-circuit voltages (OCVs) at 600-500 C, the optimum sintering temperature of BSCF-GDC composite cathode onto LSM interlayer is 900 C. (author)

  15. Type setted SM tahir2

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    Dr Ahmed

    The tap root with branches and root hairs were buried to a depth of about 99.7cm. FULL LENGTH RESEARCH ARTICLE. STUDIES ON THE GERMINATION AND SEEDLING. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SAVANNA. PALM TREES. *TAHIR, S.M.1 MU'AZU, S.2, KHAN, A.U2 & IORTSUUN, D.N.2. Department of Biological ...

  16. Radiation damage in SmS, SmSsub(1-x)Psub(x) and SmB6

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    Morillo, J.; Bordier, G.; de Novion, C.H.; Senateur, J.P.; Jun, J.

    1984-08-01

    Large conductivity increases under 21 K electron or neutron irradiations are observed in SmS and SmSsub(1-x)Psub(x). It is shown that they are related to Sm defects. A possible mechanism is 4f electron delocalization around radiation defects. In SmB 6 , the low temperature resistivity increase desappears under 21 K irradiation. The thermal stability of the defects is also investigated up to room temperature

  17. Discrimination of SM-Identified Individuals

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    Wright, Susan

    2006-01-01

    The misconception that sadomasochism (SM) is violence or abusive behavior has resulted in significant persecution against SM-identified individuals in the form of discrimination, harassment and physical attacks. Historically, women who practiced SM were targeted within the feminist movement due to official opposition against sadomasochistic practices led by the National Organization for Women (NOW). Current statistics of incidents of discrimination, harassment and physical attacks against SM-...

  18. Excited states in 146Sm and 147Sm

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    Kownacki, J.; Sujkowski, Z.; Hammaren, E.; Liukkonen, E.; Piiparinen, M.; Lindblad, Th.; Ryde, H.

    1979-10-01

    The sup(144,146)Nd(α,xn) and sup(146,148)Nd( 3 He,xn) reactions with Esub(α) = 20 - 43 MeV and E 3 sub(He) = 19 - 27 MeV are used to investigate excited states in the isotopes 146 Sm and 147 Sm. The experiments involve measurements of singles γ-ray spectra and conversion electron spectra, γ-ray angular distributions and three parameter (E sub(γ)E sub(γ) time) coincidences. From these experiments information is obtained for states with spin up to I = 13 + and I = 27/2 - , respectively, These states are interpeted within the framework of the cluster-vibration model (CVM) as well as the shell model. (author)

  19. Latest SM results with the ATLAS detector

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    2018-01-01

    The precise measurement of SM observables is a key element of the LHC programme, both as a probe of the fundamental properties of Nature and as a tool to improve future experimental and theoretical studies. This talk reviews recent highlights in the measurement of SM processes, including the SM-Higgs properties, performed by the ATLAS collaboration.

  20. Experimental geochemistry of Pu and Sm and the thermodynamics of trace element partitioning

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    Jones, John H.; Burnett, Donald S.

    1987-01-01

    An experimental study of the partitioning of Pu and Sm between diopside/liquid and whitlockite/liquid supports the hypothesis that Pu behaves as a light rare earth element during igneous processes in reducing environments. D-Pu/D-Sm is found to be about 2 for both diopsidic pyroxene and whitlockite, and the amount of fractionation would be decreased further if Pu were compared to Ce or Nd. Data indicate that temperature, rather than melt composition, is the most important control on elemental partitioning, and that P2O5 in aluminosilicate melts serves as a complexing agent for the actinides and lanthanides.

  1. The effective moment of inertia in 124Xe, 126Ba, 128Ba, 129Ce, 131Ce and 162Er isotopes

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    Jerrestam, D.; Elfstrom, S.; Klamra, W.; Lindblad, T.; Linden, C.G.; Barci, V.; El-Samman, H.; Gizon, J.

    1988-03-01

    The γ rays produced in the reactions of 118 MeV 12 C on 120 Sn, 122 Sn, 124 Te and 39.5 MeV 4 He on 161 Dy are investigated by using a sum spectrometer, a single NaI (Tl) detector and Ge (Li): s. Different nuclei were selected by setting gates on known transitions in the Ge (Li) spectra. The second effective moment of inertia J eff 2 is extracted and compared with values from known discrete γ rays as well as with the results from Cranked Shell Model and a Cranked Nilsson Strutinsky calculations. The systematics of the i 13/2 neutron orbital is investigated

  2. Efeito da variação de pH na síntese e nas propriedades de BaCe0,2Pr0,8O3 obtido pelo método de complexação EDTA-citrato

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    M. F. Lobato

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Cerato de bário (BaCeO3 tem estrutura perovskita do tipo ABO3, na qual A e B são cátions metálicos. Estes materiais, dopados ou não, têm sido estudados por apresentarem características que os tornam promissores na aplicação em células a combustível de óxido sólido e permeação de hidrogênio e oxigênio. Porém, como os materiais cerâmicos de condutividade mista têm sido produzidos por métodos distintos de síntese, algumas condições influenciam diretamente as propriedades finais, sendo uma das mais importantes a dopagem do sítio B, que pode ter influência direta no tamanho de cristalito. Este trabalho teve como objetivo a substituição parcial do cério por 80% de praseodímio a partir do método de complexação, combinando EDTA-citrato, a fim de verificar a influência do pH da solução de síntese na obtenção da fase, nas propriedades cristalográficas e morfológicas. Foi verificado que o material apresenta estrutura cristalina ortorrômbica, com grupo espacial Pmcn e a fase foi obtida, independentemente da alteração no valor do pH da solução. Quanto ao tamanho de cristalito, com pH de síntese ajustado para 5, foi obtido maior valor, 352,7 nm, apesar de todos terem tido aumento em relação à amostra com pH corrigido para 11. Esse aumento se deu, provavelmente, pelo tempo insuficiente no qual a amostra foi submetida à ação da temperatura de síntese até a formação do gel final, ocasionando uma menor desagregação dos aglomerados formados na reação de complexação, resultado concordante com as análises de microscopia eletrônica de varredura.

  3. Extraction of Sm from Sm-Fe alloys by the glass slag method

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    Saito, Tetsuji; Sato, Hironori; Motegi, Tetsuichi

    2005-01-01

    Application of the glass slag method to the extraction of samarium from Sm-Fe alloys was studied. The magnetic Sm 2 Fe 17 phase was decomposed into the Sm oxide phase and Fe phases by the glass slag method. The Sm oxide phase was extracted by the surrounding molten glass slag material in the glass slag method. The resultant alloys consisted of neither the Sm 2 Fe 17 phase nor the Sm oxide phase. The Sm-Fe alloys were therefore separated into Sm-containing glass slag material and an Fe-B alloy by the glass slag method. This method was found to be suitable for the extraction of Sm from Sm-Fe alloys, as was the case for the extraction of neodymium from Nd-Fe-B alloys

  4. A revision of the Sm-rich region of the Sm-Co system

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    Yuan, Y.; Delsante, S.; Yi, J.; Borzone, G.

    2010-01-01

    Research highlights: → The Sm-rich side of the Sm-Co system has been experimentally reinvestigated using Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), microscope and X-Ray diffraction (XRD) analyses. → Results confirm the existence of the Sm 3 Co and Sm 5 Co 2 phases. → Five invariant reactions have been determined in the Sm-rich region. - Abstract: The Sm-rich side of the Sm-Co system has been experimentally reinvestigated using the differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) method with slow rates of 1 o C/min and 0.5 o C/min as well as microscope and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses. Combining the experimental results from DSC, XRD and EPMA (Electron Probe MicroAnalysis) analyses, five invariant reactions have been determined and the existence of the Sm 3 Co and Sm 5 Co 2 phases confirmed. The phase diagram of Sm-Co system has been accordingly modified.

  5. Luminescent properties of Sr2.5−3x/2Ba0.5SmxAlO4F oxyfluorides

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    Park, Sangmoon

    2012-01-01

    Effective orange Sm 3+ -doped Sr 2.5 Ba 0.5 AlO 4 F phosphors excited at 254 and 408 nm excitation were prepared by the solid-state method. The excitation and emission spectra of Sr 2.5−3x/2 Ba 0.5 Sm x AlO 4 F and Sr 2.5−3x/2 Ba 0.5 Sm x AlO 4−α F 1−δ (x=0.001∼0.1) based on photoluminescence spectroscopy are investigated. The defects in anion-deficient Sr 2.5−3x/2 Ba 0.5 Sm x AlO 4−α F 1−δ (x=0.001, 0.01) are monitored by broad-band photoluminescence emission centered near 480 nm along with the orange emission transitions of Sm 3+ . CIE values and relative luminescent intensities of Sr 2.5−3x/2 Ba 0.5 Sm x AlO 4 F and Sr 2.5−3x/2 Ba 0.5 Sm x AlO 4−α F 1−δ by changing the Sm 3+ content (x=0.001∼0.1) are discussed. - Highlights: ► Under the excitation of 408 nm competent orange emitting Sr 2.5−3x/2 Ba 0.5 Sm x AlO 4 F phosphor is initiated. ► Sm 3+ -activated oxyfluoride phosphor is quite effective to prepare white-emitting light for near-UV LED applications. ► Defects could be visibly created in the Sr 2.5−3x/2 Ba 0.5 Sm x Al O 4 F host lattices when Sm 3+ ions are doped less than 5 mol %. ► The gradual substitution of Sm 3+ contents in oxyfluoride hosts is amenable to change CIE values and desired emitting intensity.

  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. Probing the Metal-Insulator Transition in BaTiO3 by Electrostatic Doping

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    Raghavan, Santosh; Zhang, Jack Y.; Shoron, Omor F.; Stemmer, Susanne

    2016-07-01

    The metal-to-insulator transition in BaTiO3 is investigated using electrostatic doping, which avoids effects from disorder and strain that would accompany chemical doping. SmTiO3/BaTiO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures are doped with a constant sheet carrier density of 3 ×1014 cm-2 that is introduced via the polar SmTiO3/BaTiO3 interface. Below a critical BaTiO3 thickness, the structures exhibit metallic behavior with high carrier mobilities at low temperatures, similar to SmTiO3/SrTiO3 interfaces. Above this thickness, data indicate that the BaTiO3 layer becomes ferroelectric. The BaTiO3 lattice parameters increase to a value consistent with a strained, tetragonal unit cell, the structures are insulating below ˜125 K , and the mobility drops by more than an order of magnitude, indicating self-trapping of carriers. The results shed light on the interplay between charge carriers and ferroelectricity.

  8. Preparation and electrochemical properties of SrCe0·4Zr0·4Yb0 ...

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    This kind of materials have been the subject of extensive investiga- tion since Iwahara et al (1981) demonstrated the utility in hydrogen sensors and other solid state ionic devices. Of the materials in this class, acceptor-doped SrCeO3 and BaCeO3 ceramics show high proton conductivity in hydrogen and/or wet atmosphere.

  9. Sn(II), −Sm(II)

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    VCl3, SnCl2⋅2H2O, Sm(NO3)2⋅6H2O and SmCl3⋅6H2O) with slightly excess amounts of nitrilotriacetic acid in DMF resulted in the ... and Sm(III) ions through its three oxygen atoms and the nitrogen atom. The same tetra-dentate coordination ...

  10. Large-sized SmBCO single crystals with T sub c over 93 K grown in atmospheric ambient by crystal pulling

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    Yao Xin; Shiohara, Y

    2003-01-01

    Sm sub 1 sub + sub x Ba sub 2 sub - sub x Cu sub 3 O sub z (SmBCO) single crystals were grown under atmospheric ambient by the top-seeded solution growth method. Inductively coupled plasma results indicate that there is negligible Sm substitution for Ba sites in the grown SmBCO crystals, although they crystallized from different Ba-Cu-O solvents with a wide composition range (Ba/Cu ratio of 0.5-0.6). As a result, these crystals show high superconducting critical transition temperature values (T sub c) of over 93 K with a sharp transition width after oxygenation. A large-sized crystal with an a-b plane of 23 x 22 mm sup 2 and a c-axis of 19 mm was obtained at a high growth rate of nearly 0.13 mm h sup - sup 1. In short, with more controllable thermodynamic parameters, SmBCO single crystals can readily achieve both large size and high superconducting properties. (rapid communication)

  11. الفائق التوصيل الكهربائي SmBa2Cu3O7-δ على خواص المركب Eu و Sn و Zn - تأثير التعويض الجزئي للعناصر

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    أحمد محمد كاظم; علي عبد الكريم دهش

    2000-01-01

    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 ...

  12. 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.

  13. Distinguishing a SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from SM Higgs boson ...

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    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 ...

  14. Liquidus surface of Sm-Ga-S system

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    Alieva, O.A.; Aliev, O.M.

    1989-01-01

    Using methods of physicochemic alanalysis for the first time phase diagrams of SmS-Ga 2 S 3 , Sm 2 S 3 -Ga 2 S 3 , SmS-GaS, Sm-GaS, SmGa 2 -SmS, SmGa 2 -GaS, GaS-SmGa 2 S 4 , Sm 3 S 4 -Ga 2 S 3 , Sm 2 S 3 -GaS, Sm 3 S 4 -SmGa 2 S 4 cross sections are studied and the projection of the liquidus surface of the Sm-Ga-S ternary system is plotted. It is found that there exist 6 ternary compounds in the system (SmGa 2 S 4 , SmGaS 3 , SmGa 4 S 7 , Sm 4 GaS 5 , Sm 3 Ga 2 S 5 , Sm 6 Ga 10/3 S 14 ) and, besides, found solid solutions based on GaS, Ga 2 S 3 and SmGa 2 S 4

  15. SM-1 negative ion source

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    Huang Zhenjun; Wang Jianzhen

    1987-01-01

    The working principle and characteristics of SM-1 Negative Ion Source is mainly introduced. In the instrument, there is a device to remove O 3 . This instrument can keep high density of negative ions which is generated by the electrical coronas setting out electricity at negative high voltage and can remove the O 3 component which is harmful to the human body. The density of negative ions is higher than 2.5 x 10 6 p./cm 3 while that of O 3 components is less than 1 ppb at the distance of 50 cm from the panel of the instrument. The instrument sprays negative ions automatically without the help of electric fan, so it works noiselessly. It is widely used in national defence, industry, agriculture, forestry, stock raising, sidelines and in the places with an equipment of low density of negative ion or high concentration of O 3 components. Besides, the instrument may also be used to treat diseases, to prevent against rot, to arrest bacteria, to purify air and so on

  16. checkCIF/PLATON report Datablock: sm

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    Sm (C12 H12 N2) (C15 H11. O2)3. Sum formula. C57 H45 N2 O6 Sm. C57 H45 N2 O6 Sm. Mr. 1004.31. 1004.31. Dx,g cm-3. 1.430. 1.430. Z. 8. 8. Mu (mm-1). 1.313. 1.313. F000. 4088.0. 4088.0. F000'. 4088.21 h,k,lmax. 24,26,31. 24,26,31. Nref. 10796. 10767. Tmin,Tmax. 0.538,0.674. 0.572,0.747. Tmin'. 0.514. Correction ...

  17. Electronic configurations of Sm2+ in SmS and SmB6, and electrical properties

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    Oudet, X.

    1977-01-01

    In Dirac's theory the 4f shell is divided into two subshells: 4f/sub 5/2/ with six quantum states and 4f/sub 7/2/ with eight quantum states. Assuming that these two subshells can be filled up successively, we had successfully obtained the saturation magnetic moment of the garnets Ln 3 Fe 5 O 12 . This study is devoted to establish the role of the subshells in the case of SmS phase transformation under pressure P. Particularly for Sm 2+ the low spin configuration 4f/sub 5/2/ 6 4f/sub 7/2/ 0 which with six 4f electrons has a filled subshell 4f/sub 5/2/ leading to a zero magnetic moment. But as the insulator in equilibrium metal I in equilibrium M transition exhibited with this phase transition, is explained through a valence change, we first consider the localized electron model proposed in the case of Fe 3 O 4 to show that large variations of electrical resistivity of SmS and SmB 6 also can be understood through this model. A result which allows us to consider the ion Sm 2+ in both phases of SmS. 1 figure

  18. Cu3Sm(WO4)3-Sm2(WO4)3 system

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    Arzumanyan, G.A.

    1982-01-01

    Vast regions (up to 25 mol%) of the existence of limited solid solutions with Dalton compositions Cu 3 Sm(WO 4 ) 3 , Cu 13 Sm 7 x(WO 4 ) 17 , Cu 9 Sm 11 (WO 4 ) 21 and Cu 3 Sm 17 (WO 4 ) 27 possessing the structures related to scheelite distorted monoclinic structure of Eu 2 (WO 4 ) 3 A-phase were revealed in the Cu 3 Sm(WO 4 ) 3 -Sm 2 (WO 4 ) 3 system at 500-1100 deg C temperatures and oxigen partial pressure of 0.9-1.3 Pa (total pressure of the noble gas - 102.1+-0.6 kPa)

  19. Provably-secure (Chinese government) SM2 and simplified SM2 key exchange protocols.

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    Yang, Ang; Nam, Junghyun; Kim, Moonseong; Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond

    2014-01-01

    We revisit the SM2 protocol, which is widely used in Chinese commercial applications and by Chinese government agencies. Although it is by now standard practice for protocol designers to provide security proofs in widely accepted security models in order to assure protocol implementers of their security properties, the SM2 protocol does not have a proof of security. In this paper, we prove the security of the SM2 protocol in the widely accepted indistinguishability-based Bellare-Rogaway model under the elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem (ECDLP) assumption. We also present a simplified and more efficient version of the SM2 protocol with an accompanying security proof.

  20. Effect of Er, Gd, and Nd Co-Dopants on the Properties of Sm-Doped Ceria Electrolyte for IT-SOFC

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    Arabacı, Aliye

    2017-05-01

    Doped ceria electrolytes of Ce0.8Sm0.20O1.90 (SDC), Ce0.8Er0.08Sm0.12O1.90 (ESDC), Ce0.8Gd0.08Sm0.12O1.90 (GSDC), and Ce0.8Nd0.08Sm0.12O1.90 (NSDC) were prepared by a citric-nitrate combustion process. The thermal decomposition of the precursor was investigated by simultaneous thermogravimetric analysis and differential thermal analysis experiments. The phase structure of the calcined and sintered powders was characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis. All of the samples were fluorite-type ceria-based solid solutions. The calcined and sintered powders were also characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Scanning electron microscopy was used to characterize the samples after calcination and sintering. A relative density over 95 percent of the theoretical density was achieved after the sintering process. Electrical conductivities of the sintered samples were measured using the impedance spectra method. The highest ionic conductivity value was found to be 5.28 × 10-2 S cm-1 at 1023 K (750 °C) for GSDC sintered at 1673 K (1400 °C) for 6 hours.

  1. Secreted serine protease SmSP2 of the blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni: Biochemical characterization, localization and host protein processing

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    Leontovyč, Adrian; Ulrychová, Lenka; O'Donoghue, A.J.; Marešová, Lucie; Vondrášek, Jiří; Caffrey, C. R.; Mareš, Michael; Horn, Martin; Dvořák, Jan

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 15, č. 1 (2017), s. 18 ISSN 2336-7202. [Mezioborové setkání mladých biologů, biochemiků a chemiků /17./. 30.05.2017-01.06.2017, Milovy] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LD15101; GA MŠk LO1302 Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : Schistosoma mansoni * SmSP2 Subject RIV: CE - Biochemistry

  2. BA Degree Handbook, 1978.

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    Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).

    This 1978 Open University BA degree Handbook begins with information about the university organization, correspondence materials, assignments and examinations, television and radio broadcasts, audio-cassette loan service, books and libraries, study centers, the computing service, handicapped students, tutor-counselors and course tutors, tuition,…

  3. Distinguishing a SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from SM Higgs boson ...

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    mass for various MSSM parameters tan β and mA. 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 ...

  4. CE-BEMS

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    Mohamed, Nader; Lazarova-Molnar, Sanja; Al-Jaroodi, Jameela

    2016-01-01

    Energy consumption in smart buildings is monitored and controlled using Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS). A BEMS provides a set of methods to monitor and control a building's energy needs while maintaining a good quality of living in all of the building's spaces. Energy efficiency...... 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...... savings in smart buildings. This system is connected to the cloud to have access to a number of advanced cloud-based services to enhance energy management in smart buildings. In this paper, we discuss the current limitations of BEMS, the conceptual design of the proposed system, and the advantages...

  5. CE and nanomaterials - Part II: Nanomaterials in CE.

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    Adam, Vojtech; Vaculovicova, Marketa

    2017-10-01

    The scope of this two-part review is to summarize publications dealing with CE and nanomaterials together. This topic can be viewed from two broad perspectives, and this article is trying to highlight these two approaches: (i) CE of nanomaterials, and (ii) nanomaterials in CE. The second part aims at summarization of publications dealing with application of nanomaterials for enhancement of CE performance either in terms of increasing the separation resolution or for improvement of the detection. To increase the resolution, nanomaterials are employed as either surface modification of the capillary wall forming open tubular column or as additives to the separation electrolyte resulting in a pseudostationary phase. Moreover, nanomaterials have proven to be very beneficial for increasing also the sensitivity of detection employed in CE or even they enable the detection (e.g., fluorescent tags of nonfluorescent molecules). © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  6. 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

  7. Kondo effect and non-Fermi liquid behavior in metallic glasses containing Yb, Ce, and Sm

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    Huang, B.; Yang, Y. F.; Wang, W. H.

    2013-04-01

    The low temperature properties of metallic glasses containing different concentrations of ytterbium, cerium, and samarium are studied. It is found that the Kondo effect caused by exchange interactions between the conduction and 4f electrons and non-Fermi liquid behavior appear in the strongly disordered alloys. We study the origins for these unique features and demonstrate that the found Kondo effect is inherited from the crystalline counterparts. The results might have significance on investigating the strong electron-electron interaction systems with structural disorder and be helpful for designing new metallic glasses with functional properties.

  8. 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.

  9. Coherent potential approximation treatment of the Sm valence transition in SmS induced by alloying

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    Spronken, G.

    1982-01-01

    The Sm valence transition, similar to the pressure-induced transition in pure SmS, has been observed in a large number of cases by substituting a trivalent rare earth, B, for Sm, thereby forming isostructural alloys with a lattice constant smaller than that of semiconducting SmS. Such substitutions are expected to exert a 'chemical' pressure which simulates the external pressure. However, divalent substitutions (Yb, Eu and Ca), although having a favourable 'size' factor, do not induce any valence transition. Accordingly, band structure effects, essentially due to the relative position of the conduction bands of SmS and BS, should also be taken into consideration. In order to clarify the role which the lattice constant and the electronic structure play in the valence transition, these alloys have been studied using the coherent potential approximation (CPA) including both the crystal field effect and the Coulomb interaction between localised and itinerant states as driving mechanisms. For Sm, the 'homogeneous' picture is considered, each Sm site having the average valence; then the Smsub(1-x)Bsub(x)S system is reduced to a binary alloy. Charge transfer between the f states of Sm and the alloy conduction band (i.e. Sm valence change) is determined self-consistently. The calculations are consistent with the experimental behaviour and allow us to understand qualitatively the variation of the critical concentration xsub(c) for the transition as a function of the difference Δa between the lattice parameters of SmS and BS. (author)

  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. Electrochemical investigation of the redox couple Sm(III)/Sm(II) on a tungsten electrode in molten LiF-CaF2-SmF3

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    Korenko, M.; Kubikova, B.; Stulov, Y.V.; Kuznetsov, S.A.; Ambrova, M.

    2014-01-01

    This article is focused on the electrochemical investigation (cyclic voltammetry and related studies) of the redox couple Sm(III)/Sm(II) in an eutectic LiF-CaF 2 melt containing SmF 3 . The first step of reduction for Sm(III) ions involving one electron exchange in soluble/soluble Sm(III)/Sm(II) system was found on a tungsten electrode. The study of the Sm(II)/Sm(0) electrode reaction was not feasible, due to insufficient electrochemical stability of LiF-CaF 2 . The first step was found reversible at temperatures 1,075 and 1,125 K up to polarization rate 1 V/s and at temperature 1,175 K the process was reversible at all sweep rates applied in this study. The diffusion coefficients (D) of Sm(II) and Sm(III) ions were determined by cyclic voltammetry, showing that D decreases when oxidation state increase, while the activation energy of diffusion (E a ) increases. The standard rate constants of charge transfer (k s) were calculated for the redox couple Sm(III)/Sm(II) at 1,075 and 1,125 K based on the data of cyclic voltammetry. (author)

  12. Preparation of nanocrystalline Ce1-xSmx(Fe,Co)11Ti by melt spinning and mechanical alloying

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    Wuest, H.; Bommer, L.; Huber, A. M.; Goll, D.; Weissgaerber, T.; Kieback, B.

    2017-04-01

    Permanent magnetic materials based on Ce(Fe, Co)12-xTix with the ThMn12 structure are promising candidates for replacing NdFeB magnets. Its intrinsic magnetic properties are not far below the values of Nd2Fe14B, and the high amount of Fe and the fact that Ce is much more abundant and less expensive than Nd encourages the reasonable interest in these compounds. Nanocrystalline magnetic material of the composition Ce1-xSmxFe11-yCoyTi (x=0-1 and y=0; 1.95) has been produced by both melt spinning and mechanical alloying. Alloys containing only Ce as rare earth element (x=0) show coercivities below 77 kA/m, while for x=1 Hc,J values up to 392 kA/m are reached. Coercivity shows rather an exponential than a linear dependence on the gradual substitution of Ce by Sm.

  13. Conceptual Design Plan SM-43 Replacement Project

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    2000-11-01

    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.

  14. 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

  15. Design of high quality doped CeO2 solid electrolytes with nanohetero structure

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    Mori, T.; Ou, D.R.; Ye, F.; Drennan, J.

    2006-01-01

    Doped cerium (CeO 2 ) compounds are fluorite related oxides which show oxide ionic conductivity higher than yttria-stabilized zirconia in oxidizing atmosphere. As a consequence of this, a considerable interest has been shown in application of these materials for low (400-650 o C) temperature operation of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). In this paper, our experimental data about the influence of microstructure at the atomic level on electrochemical properties were reviewed in order to develop high quality doped CeO 2 electrolytes in fuel cell applications. Using this data in the present paper, our original idea for a design of nanodomain structure in doped CeO 2 electrolytes was suggested. The nanosized powders and dense sintered bodies of M doped CeO 2 (M:Sm,Gd,La,Y,Yb, and Dy) compounds were fabricated. Also nanostructural features in these specimens were introduced for conclusion of relationship between electrolytic properties and domain structure in doped CeO 2 . It is essential that the electrolytic properties in doped CeO 2 solid electrolytes reflect in changes of microstructure even down to the atomic scale. Accordingly, a combined approach of nanostructure fabrication, electrical measurement and structure characterization was required to develop superior quality doped CeO 2 electrolytes in the fuel cells. (author)

  16. Incommensurate and commensurate magnetic structures of the ternary germanide CeNiGe3

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    Durivault, L; Bouree, F; Chevalier, B; Andre, G; Weill, F; Etourneau, J; Martinez-Samper, P; Rodrigo, J G; Suderow, H; Vieira, S

    2003-01-01

    The structural properties of CeNiGe 3 have been investigated via electron diffraction and neutron powder diffraction (NPD). This ternary germanide crystallizes in the orthorhombic SmNiGe 3 -type structure (Cmmm space group). Electrical resistivity, ac- and dc-magnetization measurements show that CeNiGe 3 orders antiferromagnetically below T N = 5.5(2) K and exclude the occurrence at low temperatures of a spin-glass state for CeNiGe 3 as previously reported. Specific heat measurements and NPD both reveal two magnetic transitions, observed at T N1 = 5.9(2) K and T N2 = 5.0(2) K. Between T N1 and T N2 , the Ce magnetic moments in CeNiGe 3 are ordered in a collinear antiferromagnetic structure associated with the k 1 = (100) wavevector and showing a relationship with the magnetic structure of the Ce 3 Ni 2 Ge 7 ternary germanide. Below T N2 , this k 1 = (100) commensurate magnetic structure coexists with an incommensurate helicoidal magnetic structure associated with k 2 = (00.409(1)1/2). This last magnetic structure is highly preponderant below T N2 (93(5)% in volume). At 1.5 K, the Ce atoms in CeNiGe 3 carry a reduced ordered magnetic moment (0.8(2) μ B ). This value, smaller than that obtained in Ce 3 Ni 2 Ge 7 , results from an important hybridization of the 4f(Ce) orbitals with those of the Ni and Ge ligands

  17. Optimization of the time response of LaBr3(Ce) detectors, and its dependence on Ce concentration

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    Vedia, V.; Mach, H.; Fraile, L.M.; Udias, J.M.; Lalkovski, S.

    2015-01-01

    Fast inorganic scintillators that exhibit good spectroscopy performance, like LaBr 3 (Ce), are the crystals of choice for many applications; they play a crucial role in the Ultra Fast Timing technique by virtue of their good energy resolution and fast response. This method, which is very sensitive to the LaBr 3 (Ce) time resolution, allows measurements of nuclear level lifetimes down to few ps range. There are indications that the nominal Ce concentration does strongly influence on the timing properties as well as it varies the photon yield and the energy resolution. In this work we have searched for the best settings in order to optimize the time resolution of three cylindrical LaBr 3 (Ce) detectors equipped with crystals identical in volume and shape but with different Ce dopant concentration. The time resolution of every detector depends on the proper selection of the fast photomultiplier tube and the set up parameters that can be further optimized by fine-tuning of the Constant Fraction Discrimination (CFD) and the PMT bias voltage. Very good time resolution can be obtained with the ORTEC 935 CFD for very short time-delays. Timing properties of the three crystals were studied by delayed coincidence measurements against a reference BaF 2 detector, whose time response is well known. The LaBr 3 (Ce) detector and the reference unit were placed in a close geometry with the radioactive source in between. We report timing results measured at the 60 Co and 22 Na energies. (author)

  18. Calorimetric investigation on the Pb-Sm and Sn-Sm alloys

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    Berrada, A.-E.-A.; Claire, Y.; Chafik el Idrissi, M.; Castanet, R.

    1997-01-01

    The integral enthalpy of formation of the Sm-Pb and Sm-Sn melts at 1203 K, h f , was determined by direct reaction calorimetry (drop method) in the Pb and Sn rich sides with the help of a high-temperature Tian-Calvet calorimeter. The results can be fitted respectively with reference to the mole fraction of samarium, x, as follows: f /kJmol -1 =x(1-x)(-109.8 -372.0.7x) with 0 Sm f /kJmol -1 =x(1- x)(-277.0+105.4x) with 0 Sm -1 respectively. Such negative values suggest the existence of a strong short-range order in the liquid state. The stoichiometry and the thermal stability of these associations needs additional thermodynamic determinations concerning mainly the free enthalpy of formation. It will be determined by Knudsen-effusion combined with mass spetrometry in a further work. (orig.)

  19. N -Sm A -Sm C phase transitions probed by a pair of elastically bound colloids

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    M, Muhammed Rasi; Zuhail, K. P.; Roy, Arun; Dhara, Surajit

    2018-03-01

    The competing effect of surface anchoring of dispersed microparticles and elasticity of nematic and cholesteric liquid crystals has been shown to stabilize a variety of topological defects. Here we study a pair of colloidal microparticles with homeotropic and planar surface anchoring across N -Sm A -Sm C phase transitions. We show that below the Sm A -Sm C phase transition the temperature dependence of interparticle separation (D ) of colloids with homeotropic anchoring shows a power-law behavior; D ˜(1-T /TA C) α , with an exponent α ≈0.5 . For colloids with planar surface anchoring the angle between the joining line of the centers of the two colloids and the far field director shows characteristic variation elucidating the phase transitions.

  20. Impedance spectroscopy studies on (Na0. 5Bi0. 5) 0. 94Ba0 ...

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science; Volume 38; Issue 3. Impedance spectroscopy studies on (Na0.5Bi0.5)0.94Ba0.06TiO3 + 0.3 wt% Sm2O3 + 0.25 wt% LiF lead-free piezoelectric ceramics. N Zidi A Chaouchi S D'Astorg M Rguiti C Courtois. Volume 38 Issue 3 June 2015 pp 731-737 ...

  1. Bulk magnetic characterization of RCaCrO4 (Rrl02=Y, Pr, Sm ) oxides

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    Martinez, J.L.; Fernandez-Diaz, M.T.; Chen, Q.; Prieto, C.; Andres, A. de; Saez-Puche, R.; Romero, J.

    1995-01-01

    The system RCaCrO 4 (R=Y, Sm, Pr) presents an orthorhombic structure (space group Bmab) at room temperature (RT), similar to that observed in La 2 MO 4 (M=Cu, Ni, Co). The magnetic susceptibility for RCaCrO 4 shows a weak temperature dependence down to 250 K, probably due to the antiferromagnetic ordering of the Cr sublattice above RT. Below RT there is a strong upturn anomaly at 210, 190 and 130 K for Pr, Sm and Y, respectively. This anomaly is associated with the appearance of a weak ferromagnetic component, and could be related to a low temperature structural phase transition, similar to that observed in the related compounds R 2 NiO 4 or La 1.88 Ba 0.12 CuO 4 . In the case of YCaCrO 4 this ferromagnetic component produces a hysteresis curve at 4.5 K with a coercive field of 0.7 T. For PrCaCrO 4 the coercive field is very small ( 4 shows a more complicated behavior with a low temperature magnetic transition (T N2 ∼40 K), which could be associated with either the antiferromagnetic ordering of the Sm sublattice or a spin reorientation in the Cr sublattice. ((orig.))

  2. The crystallization of Al-Sm amorphous alloys

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    Rizzi, P.; Baricco, M.; Battezzati, L.; Schumacher, P.; Greer, A.L.

    1995-01-01

    Amorphous alloys with composition Al 100-x Sm 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 92 Sm 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 90 Sm 10 , with the formation of a metastable intermetallic phase at about 220 C. For higher Sm content (Al 88 Sm 12 and Al 86 Sm 14 ), a eutectic crystallization at about 230 C gives a mixture of stable (Al and Al 11 Sm 3 ) and metastable phases. (orig.)

  3. 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)

  4. Neutron diffraction study of 154SmFeAsO1-xDx

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    Iimura, Soshi; Okanishi, Hiroshi; Matsuishi, Satoru; Hiraka, Haruhiro; Ikeda, Kazutaka; Hansen, Thomas; Otomo, Toshiya; Hosono, Hideo

    Hot issue in unconventional superconductors (SC) is why the 2nd highest-Tc of 56 K after cuprates is accomplished in the 1111-type iron-oxyarsenides LnFeAsO1-xFx (Ln = lanthanide). Recently, utilizing a hydride-substitution-method (O2- = H- + e-) in the LnFeAsO1 -xHx, we found a second SC phase in 0.18 0.4. However, since the Tc of La-system is lower than the other systems, i.e., Ln = Ce, Sm and so on, it is still unclear whether the second AFM phase is essential for their high-Tc or not. Thus, we synthesized the isotope-substituted 154SmFeAsO1-xDx and performed neutron powder diffraction (NPD) to examine the structural and magnetic properties of the high-Tc 1111 system. In this talk, we show the results of NPD data and discuss the relation between the superconducting, magnetic, and structural properties of the 154SmFeAsO1-xDx and electron-doping-effect on it.

  5. Radiative Penguin Decays at the BaBar Experiment B to K*gamma, B to rho gamma, B to omega gamma and B to Xs gamma

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    Grauges, E.

    2004-01-01

    A review of the results obtained from the analysis of the B meson decays that involve Radiative Penguin processes, recorded at the BaBar experiment at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center PEP-II B-Factory, is presented. The physics interest of these processes and their SM prediction are discussed briefly. The most relevant selection techniques used in the analysis are described before quoting the latest results made public by the BaBar collaboration as of July 2003

  6. Coexistence of symmetric and asymmetric shapes in $^{145}$/Ba, $^{145}$/La

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    Hamilton, J H; Jones, E F; Ramayya, A V; Hwang, J K; Gore, P M; Wang, M G; Cole, J D; Collins, W E; Peker, L K

    2000-01-01

    A new region of stable octupole deformation was predicted to occur with its center around the reinforcing shell gaps for beta /sub 3 /~0.15 at Z=56, N=88, and with /sub 56//sup 145/Ba/sub 89/ was predicted to be a prime candidate for stable octupole deformation. Evidence for stable octupole deformation was found in /sup 144/Ba, /sup 146/Ce and expanded to include odd-A /sup 143/Ba and other neighboring isotopes but was not observed in /sup 145/Ba. Recently we found evidence for the rotational enhancement of stable octupole deformation in /sup 145,147/La. In a reinvestigation of /sup 145/Ba, two new bands were discovered that are connected by enhanced, intertwined E1 transitions to two different previously known bands in /sup 145/Ba. These new data support the predicted presence of octupole deformation in /sup 145/Ba, which is rotation-enhanced above about spin 19/2. In both /sup 145/La and /sup 145/Ba, the low spin ground bands are built on a symmetric rotor shape and at intermediate spins there are shifts to...

  7. Arterial injury promotes medial chondrogenesis in Sm22 knockout mice.

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    Shen, Jianbin; Yang, Maozhou; Jiang, Hong; Ju, Donghong; Zheng, Jian-Pu; Xu, Zhonghui; Liao, Tang-Dong; Li, Li

    2011-04-01

    Expression of SM22 (also known as SM22alpha and transgelin), a vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) marker, is down-regulated in arterial diseases involving medial osteochondrogenesis. We investigated the effect of SM22 deficiency in a mouse artery injury model to determine the role of SM22 in arterial chondrogenesis. Sm22 knockout (Sm22(-/-)) mice developed prominent medial chondrogenesis 2 weeks after carotid denudation as evidenced by the enhanced expression of chondrogenic markers including type II collagen, aggrecan, osteopontin, bone morphogenetic protein 2, and SRY-box containing gene 9 (SOX9). This was concomitant with suppression of VSMC key transcription factor myocardin and of VSMC markers such as SM α-actin and myosin heavy chain. The conversion tendency from myogenesis to chondrogenesis was also observed in primary Sm22(-/-) VSMCs and in a VSMC line after Sm22 knockdown: SM22 deficiency altered VSMC morphology with compromised stress fibre formation and increased actin dynamics. Meanwhile, the expression level of Sox9 mRNA was up-regulated while the mRNA levels of myocardin and VSMC markers were down-regulated, indicating a pro-chondrogenic transcriptional switch in SM22-deficient VSMCs. Furthermore, the increased expression of SOX9 was mediated by enhanced reactive oxygen species production and nuclear factor-κB pathway activation. These findings suggest that disruption of SM22 alters the actin cytoskeleton and promotes chondrogenic conversion of VSMCs.

  8. Sm-Nd isotope province of Crust of Central Asia

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    Kovalenko, V.I.; Yarmolyhk, V.V.; Kozakov, I.K.; Kovach, V.P.; Kotov, V.B.; Sal'nikova, E.B.

    1996-01-01

    Results on the Sm-Nd isotope systematic studies of granitoid rocks in the Central Asia are presented. The Sm-Nd isotope provinces, characterized by various Sm-Nd model ages of intrusive granitoids, are separated. The Doriferian, Caledonian, and Hercynian provinces refer to the main ones. 7 refs., 1 fig

  9. 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...

  10. Multiphonon couplings in the sub-barrier fusion of 36S + 140Ce

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    Fusion-evaporation cross sections of 36 S+ 140 Ce have been measured around the Coulomb barrier. A rather inert nucleus ( 36 S) has been chosen as projectile; the main effect of its rather high-energy 3- and 2+ states is to renormalize the potential. The target ( 140 Ce), has a magic neutron number (N=82), and is characterized by a strong octupole coupling strength. This combination of properties resembles the system 16 O + 144 Sm the main difference being the larger nuclear charge of 36 S compared to 16 O leading to stronger channel couplings. The target was chosen in order to minimize fission probability in our energy range. Transfer reactions should also be of little importance due to the negative Q-values. So 36 S + 140 Ce seems to be ideally suited to shed light on the effect of inelastic couplings on sub-barrier fusion

  11. Emission properties of Ce-doped alkaline earth borate glasses for scintillator applications

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    Torimoto, Aya; Masai, Hirokazu; Okada, Go; Kawaguchi, Noriaki; Yanagida, Takayuki

    2017-11-01

    We investigate the photoluminescence (PL) and X-ray-induced luminescence properties of 0.1 mol% Ce-doped MO-B2O3 (M = Ca, Sr, and Ba) glasses. We also determine the Ce3+/(Ce3++Ce4+) ratio by X-ray absorption near-edge structure analyses. The emission intensities of PL, X-ray scintillation, and thermally stimulated luminescence (TSL) depend on the host glass composition. The order of the PL intensity from highest to lowest is as follows: Ca-substituted glass, Ba-substituted glass, and Sr-substituted glass. Our results suggest that the optical absorption edge and quantum yield (QY) are influenced by the local coordination state of Ce3+, which, in turn, is likely to be affected by the optical basicity. The order of the X-ray scintillation intensity from highest to lowest is reverse of that of the PL intensity. This is probably because the interaction probability of X-rays with matter depends on the effective atomic number of the material and the effective atomic number has a stronger influence on the scintillation intensity than does the QY. Though the TSL glow curves reveal that the density and energy depth of the trap sites depend on the substituted alkaline earth oxides, we are unable to correlate the electron spin resonance (ESR) spectra with the TSL results. Therefore, it is considered that the ESR active sites are not responsible for the TSL in these systems.

  12. SM-1420 computer conjugation with the ES-5017 magnetic tape storage device and the SM-6313 printer

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    Zhurkin, V.V.; Safonov, A.A.; Troitskij, A.N.

    1987-01-01

    The flow sheets are given and the methods of the technical implementation of expansion units of SM 5002.4 controllers to connect NML ES-5017 and analogue-digital printer ATsPU SM-6818, respectively, to SM-1420 computer are described

  13. Incommensurate and commensurate magnetic structures of the ternary germanide CeNiGe sub 3

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    Durivault, L; Chevalier, B; André, G; Weill, F; Etourneau, J; Martinez-Samper, P; Rodrigo, J G; Suderow, H; Vieira, S

    2003-01-01

    The structural properties of CeNiGe sub 3 have been investigated via electron diffraction and neutron powder diffraction (NPD). This ternary germanide crystallizes in the orthorhombic SmNiGe sub 3 -type structure (Cmmm space group). Electrical resistivity, ac- and dc-magnetization measurements show that CeNiGe sub 3 orders antiferromagnetically below T sub N = 5.5(2) K and exclude the occurrence at low temperatures of a spin-glass state for CeNiGe sub 3 as previously reported. Specific heat measurements and NPD both reveal two magnetic transitions, observed at T sub N sub 1 = 5.9(2) K and T sub N sub 2 = 5.0(2) K. Between T sub N sub 1 and T sub N sub 2 , the Ce magnetic moments in CeNiGe sub 3 are ordered in a collinear antiferromagnetic structure associated with the k sub 1 = (100) wavevector and showing a relationship with the magnetic structure of the Ce sub 3 Ni sub 2 Ge sub 7 ternary germanide. Below T sub N sub 2 , this k sub 1 = (100) commensurate magnetic structure coexists with an incommensurate hel...

  14. X(5 Symmetry to 152Sm

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The excited positive and negative parity states, potential energy surfaces, V ( ; , electromagnetic transition probabilities, B ( E 1, B ( E 2, electric monopole strength X ( E 0 = E 2 and staggering e ect, I = 1, were calculated successfully using the inter- acting boson approximation model IBA -1. The calculated values are compared to the available experimental data and show reasonable agreement. The energy ratios and contour plot of the potential energy surfaces show that 152 Sm is an X (5 candidate.

  15. Sm2Se3-PbSe system

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    Shafagatova, G.G.; Nasibov, I.O.; Sultanov, T.I.; Rustamov, A.G.; Rustamov, P.G.

    1979-01-01

    The method of differential, X-ray phase microstructure analyses, and also microhardness and density measurements are used to study the system Sm 2 Se 3 -PbSe, and its state diagram has been constructed for the first time. It represents a quasi-binary cross section of the ternary system Sm-Pb-Se. It has been found that two new compounds, Sm 2 PbSe 4 and Sm 2 Pb 4 Se 7 , are formed in the system Sm 2 Se 3 -PbSe, of which the latter is peritectic. The region of PbSe-base α-solid solutions goes up to 6 mole%

  16. PC jako hraniční směrovač poskytovatele služeb Internetu

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    Nowak, Michal

    2007-01-01

    Práce se snaží zmapovat strukturu sítě středně velkého poskytovatel připojení k internetu v okolí Rousínova a zjistit požadavky poskytovatele na funkčnost směrovače. Práce především diskutuje zvolenou distribuci operačního systému a výběr služeb, především vzhledem k výkonu počítače, na kterém se implementuje softwarový směrovač a stabilitě daných služeb. Pro směrovač je implementováno připojení k internetu skrz protokol IPv6, přesto lze předpokládat, že naprostá většina provozu půjde přes IP...

  17. 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 not...

  18. Structural, magnetic and microwave absorption properties of Ce-doped barium hexaferrite

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    Mosleh, Z.; Kameli, P., E-mail: kameli@cc.iut.ac.ir; Poorbaferani, A.; Ranjbar, M.; Salamati, H.

    2016-01-01

    Ba{sub 1−x}Ce{sub x}Fe{sub 12}O{sub 19} (x=0.0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, and 0.2) polycrystalline samples were synthesized by the sol–gel method and characterized by thermogravimetric analysis (TG), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and vector network analyzer. All the synthesized samples showed nearly single magnetoplumbite phase and an average particle size of the undoped sample of about 500 nm decreasing with Ce doping content. The magnetization first increased and then decreased with the increase in Ce; on the other hand, coercivity showed no regular behavior with Ce content. Maximum values of magnetization (53 emu/g) and coercivity (5088 Oe) were obtained for x=0.1. Microwave absorption measured within the 2–18 microwave frequency range indicated maximum reflection losses of −16.74 dB at 10.3 GHz and of −20.47 dB at 16.22 GHz for x=0.15 and x=0.2 samples, respectively. The present investigation suggests Ce substituted barium hexaferrite as a promising candidate for microwave absorbing materials. - Highlights: • The Ba{sub 1−x}Ce{sub x}Fe{sub 12}O{sub 19} (x=0.0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, and 0.2) polycrystalline samples were synthesized by sol–gel method. • The magnetization increases first and then decreases with increasing Ce content. • The maximum reflection loss of −20.47 dB at frequency 16.22 GHz were obtained for x=0.2 sample.

  19. Investigation of the interactions of the components in the Sm-Pd-Ge system

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    Kurenbaeva, J.M.; Seropegin, Yu.D.; Nikiforov, V.N.

    1998-01-01

    A variety of physicochemical analysis techniques have been employed in constructing the isothermal section of the phase diagram of the Sm-Pd-Ge system at 870 K. Several new ternary compounds have been found: Sm 3 Pd 20-18.5 Ge 6-7.5 , SmPd 2.50-1.75 Ge 1.50-2.25 , Sm 2 Pd 3 Ge 5 , Sm 2 PdGe 6 , SmPd 3 Ge, SmPd 2 Ge, SmPdGe 2 , SmPdGe, SmPd 0.8-0.5 Ge 1.2-1.5 , and Sm 2 PdGe. The temperature dependencies of the specific resistance were investigated for Sm 20 Pd 35 Ge 45 , Sm 20 Pd 40 Ge 40 , Sm 20 Pd 45 Ge 35 , and Sm 3 Pd 20 Ge 6 . (orig.)

  20. Coercivity Recovery Effect of Sm-Fe-Cu-Al Alloy on Sm2Fe17N3 Magnet

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    Otogawa, Kohei; Asahi, Toru; Jinno, Miho; Yamaguchi, Wataru; Takagi, Kenta; Kwon, Hansang

    2018-03-01

    The potential of a Sm-Fe-Cu-Al binder for improvement of the magnetic properties of Sm2Fe17N3 was examined. Transmission electron microscope (TEM) observation of a Sm-Fe-Cu-Al alloy-bonded Sm2Fe17N3 magnet which showed high coercivity revealed that the Sm-Fe-Cu-Al alloy had an effect of removing the surface oxide layer of the Sm2 Fe17N3 grains. However, the Sm-Fe-Cu-Al binder was contaminated by carbon and nitrogen, which originated from the organic solvent used as the milling medium during pulverization. To prevent carbon and nitrogen contamination, the Sm-Fe- Cu-Al alloy was added directly on the surface of the Sm2Fe17N3 grains by sputtering. Comparing the recovered coercivity per unit amount of the added binder the uncontaminated binder-coated sample had a higher coercivity recovery effect than the milled binder-added sample. These results suggested that sufficient addition of the contamination-free Sm-Fe-Cu-Al binder has the possibility to reduce the amount of binder necessary to produce a high coercive Sm2Fe17N3 magnet.

  1. Octupole deformation in 149,151Sm nuclei

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    Basu, S.; Chatterjee, J.M.; Banik, D.; Chattopadhyay, R.K.; Sharma, R.P.; Pardha Saradhi, S.K.

    1994-01-01

    Parity doublet states and alternating parity bands in 149,151 Sm nuclei observed in 148,150 Nd (α,3nγ) reactions at E α =37 and 35 MeV are presented here. Nineteen new transitions in 149 Sm and sixteen in 151 Sm have been observed in singles and γ-γ-t-r.f. coincidence experiments. Four alternating parity bands in 149 Sm and two in 151 Sm characterized by simplex quantum numbers are reported. The observed level schemes are interpreted in terms of octupole deformation. The energy difference due to parity splitting, collective rotational parameters, quasiparticle Routhians, single particle angular momentum alignments of bands with simplex quantum number s=±i in 149 Sm and with s=-i in 151 Sm have been calculated from the experimental results. From the E1, E2 branching ratios, the electric dipole moments are deduced to be left-angle D 0 right-angle=0.19±0.08 e fm for 149 Sm and left-angle D 0 right-angle=0.36±0.11 e fm for 151 Sm. The parameter C 1 , a function of the symmetry energy coefficient, has been estimated for 149 Sm from the liquid drop model of Strutinsky for deformed nucleus, and has been found to be C 1 =0.002003 -0.000159 +0.000087 fm

  2. Crystal growth of a high-T.sub.c./sub. SmBCO superconductor in 1 atm oxygen pressure

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    Cai, Y.Q.; Yao, X.; Hu, A.; Wu, X.J.; Jirsa, Miloš; Xu, S.; Jin, G.

    2006-01-01

    Roč. 19, - (2006), S506-S509 ISSN 0953-2048 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) 1P05ME728 Grant - others:NSFC(CN) 50572065; NBRP(CN) 2006CB601003; ME(CN) SRFDP 20030248010; SSTC(CN) Nos 055207077 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : crystal growth * Sm (1+x) Ba (2-x ) Cu 3 O z single crystals * top-seeded solution growth * high-T C superconductors crystals Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.440, year: 2006

  3. SM+Top at the LHC

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    McCarthy, Tom; The ATLAS collaboration

    2018-01-01

    This overview talk highlights some of the latest results by the ATLAS, CMS & LHCb collaborations. A particular focus is placed on some of the rarer Standard Model processes which have recently become accessible with the large set of proton-proton collision data collected during the successful second run of the LHC at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV. Searches and cross-section measurements involving top quark signatures are given prominence, as well as those targeting highly boosted objects such as SM W/Z and Higgs bosons, and which consequently feature large-R jets and substructure techniques.

  4. Technological development for half-life measurement of 146Sm nuclide

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    Kinoshita, N.; Hashimoto, T.; Nakanishi, T.

    2007-01-01

    Techniques for the measurement of the 146 Sm nuclide, which is known as an extinct nuclide on the present Earth, were developed in order to determine its half-life. The nuclide was produced in three reactions of 147 Sm(γ,n) 146 Sm, 147 Sm(n,2n) 146 Sm, and 147 Sm(p,2n) 146 Eu(→ 146 Sm). The Sm fraction in the target was chromatographically purified to prepare α counting samples as hydroxide. The 146 Sm/ 147 Sm α-activity ratios in the samples were measured using a Si surface barrier detector. The 146 Sm 22+ / 152 Sm 23+ and 147 Sm 22+ / 152S m 23+ ratios were measured by accelerator mass spectrometry using the ECR-ATLAS-GFM system. The 146 Sm ions were distinguished clearly from the other ions such as the abundant isobar, 146 Nd in the samples. (author)

  5. A metastable Mg11Sm phase obtained by rapid solidification

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    Budurov, S.

    1993-01-01

    Molten Mg-Sm alloys with a Sm concentration of 4.93, 6.86, and 8.35 at.% were rapidly soldified with the aid of a shock wave gun device. Investigations of the obtained splats were performed with the aid of DSC, X-ray analysis, and metallography. Rapid soldification of the eutectic MgSm 8.35 alloy forms a new Im3m-type phase. (orig.)

  6. Chemical methods for Sm-Nd separation and its application in isotopic geological dating

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    Guo Qifeng.

    1990-01-01

    Three chemical methods for Sm-Nd separation are mainly desribed: low chromatography of butamone-ammonium thiocyanate for hight concentration Sm and Nd separation, P 240 column chromatography for medium concentration Sm-Nd separation, and pressure ion exchange for low concentration Sm-Nd. The first Sm-Nd synchrone obtained in China with Sm-Nd methods is introduced and Sm-Nd isotopic geological dating in Early Archaean rocks in eastern Hebei has been determined

  7. A measurement of correlation parameters in the decay of polarized free neutrons: The abBA experiment

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    Barrón-Palos, L.; Chávez, E.; Crawford, C.; Curiel-García, Q.; Huerta, A.; Juárez-Rosete, M. A.; Marín-Lámbarri, D. J.; Martin, E.; Ortiz, M. E.; Penttilä, S. I.; Rodríguez-Zamora, P.; Salas, A.; Tang, Z.; Wilburn, W. S.

    2010-07-01

    The abBA experiment will measure, in the same apparatus, four correlation parameters in the free neutron β-decay: the electron-antineutrino angular correlation (a), the Fierz interference term (6), and the asymmetries, with respect to the neutron spin direction, of the electron (A)and antineutrino (B).The precise determination of these parameters, together with the neutron lifetime, will provide important information about the Standard Model (SM) and will establish constraints for new physics. In this paper we describe the experimental methodology of abBA as well as some of the advances that have been done so far.

  8. A measurement of correlation parameters in the decay of polarized free neutrons: The abBA experiment

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    Barron-Palos, L; Chavez, E; Curiel-Garcia, Q; Huerta, A; Juarez-Rosete, M A; Marin-Lambarri, D J; Ortiz, M E [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. 04510 (Mexico); Crawford, C; Martin, E [University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 (United States); Penttilae, S I [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States); Salas, A; Wilburn, W S [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Tang, Z [Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 (United States); RodrIguez-Zamora, P, E-mail: libertad@fisica.unam.m

    2010-07-01

    The abBA experiment will measure, in the same apparatus, four correlation parameters in the free neutron {beta}-decay: the electron-antineutrino angular correlation (a), the Fierz interference term (6), and the asymmetries, with respect to the neutron spin direction, of the electron (A)and antineutrino (B).The precise determination of these parameters, together with the neutron lifetime, will provide important information about the Standard Model (SM) and will establish constraints for new physics. In this paper we describe the experimental methodology of abBA as well as some of the advances that have been done so far.

  9. A measurement of correlation parameters in the decay of polarized free neutrons: The abBA experiment

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    Barron-Palos, L; Chavez, E; Curiel-Garcia, Q; Huerta, A; Juarez-Rosete, M A; Marin-Lambarri, D J; Ortiz, M E; Crawford, C; Martin, E; Penttilae, S I; Salas, A; Wilburn, W S; Tang, Z; RodrIguez-Zamora, P

    2010-01-01

    The abBA experiment will measure, in the same apparatus, four correlation parameters in the free neutron β-decay: the electron-antineutrino angular correlation (a), the Fierz interference term (6), and the asymmetries, with respect to the neutron spin direction, of the electron (A)and antineutrino (B).The precise determination of these parameters, together with the neutron lifetime, will provide important information about the Standard Model (SM) and will establish constraints for new physics. In this paper we describe the experimental methodology of abBA as well as some of the advances that have been done so far.

  10. Emission properties of Ce3+ centers in barium borate glasses prepared from different precursor materials

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    Torimoto, Aya; Masai, Hirokazu; Okada, Go; Kawaguchi, Noriaki; Yanagida, Takayuki; Ohkubo, Takahiro

    2017-10-01

    The photoluminescence (PL) and X-ray induced luminescence properties of Ce-doped barium borate glasses prepared from different precursor materials have been investigated. Oxidation of Ce3+ takes place during the melting process performed using a pre-vitrified non-doped glass. Residual groups originated from the precursor materials, such as fluorine atoms and OH groups, are found to affect the optical and emission properties of the glasses. Moreover, both the PL and the X-ray induced luminescence properties of the glasses depend on the precursor materials used for their synthesis. Based on a thorough analysis of the emission properties, we conclude that the best synthesis conditions involve melting a batch containing Ce(CH3COO)3·H2O, BaCO3, and B2O3 in Ar atmosphere.

  11. Preparation and biodistribution of 153Sm-HEDTMP

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    Jiang Shubin; Luo Shunzhong; Bing Wenzeng; Wang Wenjin; Wei Hongyuan; Hu Shu; Deng Houfu; Lei Yong

    2003-01-01

    HEDTMP (N-(2-hydroxyethyl) ethlenediamine-1,1,2-tri(methylene phosphonic acid)) was synthesized and labeled with 153 Sm. The labelling condition, stability, molar ratio of 153 Sm to HEDTMP, rabbit bone imaging and biodistribution of 153 Sm-HEDTMP in mice were investigated. The results showed that weak basic media and high concentration ligand were favorable to form 153 Sm-HEDTMP, and neutral or weak basic media increased stability of 153 Sm-HEDTMP. The higher the concentration of HEDTMP, the more stable the labelled complex. The results also indicated that the chemical mole ratio of 153 Sm-HEDTMP was 153 Sm:HEDTMP=1:1 and the skeleton uptake of 153 Sm-HEDTMP was high ((25.68 ± 1.22)ID%/g bone at 3h and (16.56 ± 1.01)ID%/g bone at 48h post-injection) while the nontarget tissue uptake is low. Therefore, 153 Sm-HEDTMP may be a promising bone tumor therapeutic agent

  12. SM-2 reactor potentialities for investigation of fusion reactor materials

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    Tsykanov, V.A.; Samsonov, B.V.; Markina, N.V.; Polyakov, Yu.N.; Sluzhaev, V.I.; Losev, N.P.; Lobanov, G.P.

    1981-01-01

    The possibility of utilization of the SM-2 type reactors for fusion reactor (FR) materials testing is discussed. The measuring and calculational results, while estimating irradiation conditions in the SM-2 reactor channels, are given. The basic characteristics, necessary for correct simulation of FR parameters in fission reactors such as neutron flux density, radiation damage in the shift per atom values, gas accumulation, are considered. The characteristics of existing and tested in the SM-2 reactor investigational methods for studying structural and isolation materials are given. The conclusion about the possibility of SM-2 reactor utilization for the FR materials testing is made [ru

  13. فائق التوصيل الكهربائي عند درجات الحرارة العالية (SmBa2Cu3O7- δ) تأثير درجة حرارة التلدين على خواص المركب

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    محمد كاظم احمد; علي عبدالكريم دهش

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    تم في هذا البحث دراسة تأثير درجة حرارة التلدين على درجة الحرارة الحرجة والتركيب البلوري ونسبة الأوكسجين للمركب SmBa2Cu3O7-δ فائق التوصيل الكهربائي والمحضر بطريقة تفاعل الحالة الصلبة وباستخدام طريقتي التلبيد والتلدين عند درجات حرارية مختلفة. بينت نتائج هذه الدراسة أن درجة حرارة التلدين المساوية إلى 950oC  للعينات المحضرة باستخدام ضغط كبس مساوي إلى 10 طن/سم2  تمثل افضل الظروف للحصول على عينات المركب فائق التوصيل الكهربائي ذي التركيب البلوري نوع المعيني القائم والحاوي على نسبة عالية من الأوكسجين...

  14. فائق التوصيل الكهربائي عند درجات الحرارة العالية (SmBa2Cu3O7- δ تأثير درجة حرارة التلدين على خواص المركب

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    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available تم في هذا البحث دراسة تأثير درجة حرارة التلدين على درجة الحرارة الحرجة والتركيب البلوري ونسبة الأوكسجين للمركب SmBa2Cu3O7-δ فائق التوصيل الكهربائي والمحضر بطريقة تفاعل الحالة الصلبة وباستخدام طريقتي التلبيد والتلدين عند درجات حرارية مختلفة. بينت نتائج هذه الدراسة أن درجة حرارة التلدين المساوية إلى 950oC  للعينات المحضرة باستخدام ضغط كبس مساوي إلى 10 طن/سم2  تمثل افضل الظروف للحصول على عينات المركب فائق التوصيل الكهربائي ذي التركيب البلوري نوع المعيني القائم والحاوي على نسبة عالية من الأوكسجين.

  15. Temperature dependence of spin and orbital magnetic moments of Sm 4f electrons in (Sm, Gd)Al2

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    Qiao, S.; Kimura, A.; Adachi, H.; Iori, K.; Miyamoto, K.; Xie, T.; Namatame, H.; Taniguchi, M.; Tanaka, A.; Muro, T.; Imada, S.; Suga, S.

    2005-01-01

    X-ray magnetic circular dichroism studies were carried out on (Sm, Gd)Al 2 , a ferromagnet without net magnetization at a certain compensation temperature. For Sm 4f electrons, the following understandings were obtained: the magnitude of expectation value of orbital magnetic moment (m L Sm ) is always larger than that of spin one (m S Sm ), so the cancellation of total spin and orbital magnetic moments cannot be achieved only by Sm 4f electrons and the contributions from Gd ions and conduction electrons are important; when the temperature decreases, the magnitude of both m L Sm and m S Sm increases and the gross magnetic moment due to the Sm 4f electrons monotonically deviates from zero. These results tell us that the temperature dependence of magnetic moments related with the electrons other than Sm 4f ones may play important roles in the subtle adjustment of the total spin and orbital magnetic moments to the zero magnetization at the compensation temperature

  16. Redox potentials of the Sm3+/Sm2+ and Eu3+/Eu2+ in molten potassium and cesium chlorides

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    Novoselova, A.V.; Shishkin, V.Yu.; Khokhlov, V.A.

    2000-01-01

    Redox potentials of Sm 3+ /Sm 2+ and Eu 3+ /Eu 2+ in KCl and CsCl melts, containing 4.5 mol.% of samarium and europium chlorides at most, towards chlorine reference electrode in the temperature ranges of 1073-1223 and 973-1173 R respectively were measured by direct potentiometric method. It is shown that the shift of Sm 3+ /Sm 2+ and Eu 3+ /Eu 2+ redox potentials towards their more negative values with increase in the solvent salt cation radius and temperature decrease stems from strengthening of interparticle bonds in the complex groupings [ru

  17. Små dimser med store potentialer

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    Mikkelsen, Bent Egberg; Dobroczynski, Michal; Gade, Rikke

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    Fødevare- og medialogiforskere på Aalborg Universitet har de seneste år udviklet og testet en række intelligente enheder. Fælles for dem er, at de er små og kan håndtere store mængder af data om forbrugernes adfærd. Et eksempel er FoodScape Tracker, som i realtid samarbejder med forbrugeren om, h......, hvad denne spiser. En anden ny enhed er Virtual Food Choice Simulator, som virtuelt kan simulere fødevareomgivelser i form af buffeter og supermarkeder uden udgifter til ombygning og fødevarer, og derved vise, hvad forbrugerne ser og ikke ser....

  18. INTERACTION MODE BETWEEN METHYLENE BLUE-Sm(III ...

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    ABSTRACT. Spectroscopic and viscosity methods were applied to investigate the interaction between methylene blue (MB)-Sm(III) complex and herring sperm DNA by using acridine orange as a spectral probe in Tris-HCl buffer (pH 7.40). By means of molar ratio method, the binding ratios between MB-Sm(III) and DNA ...

  19. Symmetries for SM Alignment in multi-Higgs Doublet Models

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    Pilaftsis, Apostolos

    2016-01-01

    We derive the complete set of maximal symmetries for Standard Model (SM) alignment that may occur in the tree-level scalar potential of multi-Higgs Doublet Models, with $n > 2$ Higgs doublets. Our results generalize the symmetries of SM alignment, without decoupling of large mass scales or fine-tuning, previously obtained in the context of two-Higgs Doublet Models.

  20. Interaction mode between methylene blue-Sm(III) complex and ...

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    Spectroscopic and viscosity methods were applied to investigate the interaction between methylene blue (MB)-Sm(III) complex and herring sperm DNA by using acridine orange as a spectral probe in Tris-HCl buffer (pH 7.40). By means of molar ratio method, the binding ratios between MB-Sm(III)and DNA were determined ...

  1. Sm 3 + phosphor as orange-red emitting material

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    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 ...

  2. 31 CFR 208.5 - Availability of the ETA SM.

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    2010-07-01

    ... as Treasury's Financial Agent for the offering of the account pursuant to Public Law 104-208... offers ETAs SM. Any Federally-insured financial institution shall be eligible, but not required, to offer ETAs SM as Treasury's Financial Agent. A Federally-insured financial institution that elects to offer...

  3. Fokus på små selskaber

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    Neville, Mette

    1997-01-01

    Nationalt såvel som internationalt er små selskaber med begrænset ansvar (anpartsselskaber) begyndt at påkalde sig opmærksomhed. I mange EU-medlemsstater, herunder Danmark søges lovgivningen i disse år tilpasset de små virksomheder behov. Dette sker i erkendelse af, at den eksisterende selskabslo...

  4. 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.

  5. AHP 45: REVIEW: PHYUR BA

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    Full Text Available Mkha' mo rgyal was born in Dgon gong ma Village, 'Ba' (Tongde County, Mtsho lho (Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai Province. While attending the Tibetan Studies College of Mtsho sngon Nationalities University she began writing. In addition to editing and translating teaching materials for primary and secondary schools, she has also published short stories and poetry (Mkha' mo rgyal, 2015. Phyur ba is the first Tibetan women's novel (Robin 2016:86 and was recognized as an Outstanding Work by the Qinghai Writers Guild in 2014 (Duojiecairang and Limaoyou 2014. 1 The name, which translates as 'dried cheese' is a food eaten daily by many Tibetans. Made from fermented milk without cream, it is dried in the sun by women in pastoral areas. Both sweet and sour, phyur ba brings to mind the happiness and sadness, ups and downs, laughter and tears that life brings. ...

  6. Antiferromagnetic transitions of osmium-containing rare earth double perovskites Ba2LnOsO6 (Ln=rare earths)

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    Hinatsu, Yukio; Doi, Yoshihiro; Wakeshima, Makoto

    2013-01-01

    The perovskite-type compounds containing both rare earth and osmium Ba 2 LnOsO 6 (Ln=Pr, Nd, Sm–Lu) have been prepared. Powder X-ray diffraction measurements and Rietveld analysis show that Ln 3+ and Os 5+ ions are structurally ordered at the M site of the perovskite BaMO 3 . Magnetic susceptibility and specific heat measurements show that an antiferromagnetic ordering of Os 5+ ions has been observed for Ba 2 LnOsO 6 (Ln=Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Lu) at 65–71 K. Magnetic ordering of Ln 3+ moments occurs when the temperature is furthermore decreased. - Graphical abstract: The perovskite-type compounds containing both rare earth and osmium Ba 2 LnOsO 6 (Ln=Pr, Nd, Sm–Lu) have been prepared. An antiferromagnetic ordering of Os 5+ ions has been observed for Ba 2 LnOsO 6 (Ln=Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Lu) at 65–71 K. Measurements and analysis of the specific heat for Ba 2 PrOsO 6 show that magnetic ordering of the Pr 3+ moments should have occurred at ∼20 K. Display Omitted

  7. On the ternary compounds of the BaO-CaO-CuO system

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    Nguyen Xuan, H.; Bertrand, C.; Beauquis, S.; Pisch, A.; Galez, Ph.

    2004-12-01

    The crystal structure and the stability of the two ternary compounds Ba4CaCu3O8+δ and Ba6CaCu3O10+vardelta have been investigated by means of X-ray diffraction, differential thermal analysis and thermogravimetry analysis. We find that the Ba4CaCu3O8+vardelta phase has a cubic structure (Im-3m, a = 8.1515(1) Å for δ = + 0.8) for an oxygen content in the range 8.7-9.3 as reported in the literature but undergoes a transformation into a tetragonal structure (I4/mmm, a = 8.1888(1) Å, c = 8.0634(1) Å for δ = - 0.3) when the oxygen content is lowered (7.7-8.7). Both Ba4CaCu3O8+δ and Ba6CaCu3O10+vardelta phases are metastable at low temperature in p(O2) = 1 bar. The DTA/TGA curves indicate an equilibrium recovery between 300°C and 400°C corresponding to the decomposition into BaO2, CaO and Ba2Cu3O6. La structure cristallographique et la stabilité des deux composés ternaires Ba4CaCu3O8+vardelta et Ba6CaCu3O10+vardelta ont été étudiées par diffraction des rayons X, analyse thermique différentielle et analyse thermogravimétrique. Nous trouvons que la phase Ba4CaCu3O8+vardelta a une structure cubique (Im-3m, a = 8.1515(1) Å, δ = + 0.8) pour des contenus en oxygène élevés (8.7-9.3) comme cela est reporté dans la littérature mais subit une transition vers une structure tétragonale (I4/mmm, a = 8.1888(1) Å, c = 8.0634(1) Å, δ = - 0.3) lorsque ce contenu est diminué (7.7-8.7). Ces deux composés ternaires sont métastables à basse température sous p(O2) = 1 bar. Les courbes d'ATD/TG indiquent en effet un retour à l'équilibre entre 300°C et 400°C qui correspond à une décomposition en BaO2, CaO et Ba2Cu3O6.

  8. 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.

  9. Wzrastające występowanie stwardnienia rozsianego u kobiet ma związek z paleniem papierosów

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Wprowadzenie: Przyczyny wzrastającego występowania stwardnienia rozsianego (sclerosis multiplex, SM u kobiet nie są jasne, aczkolwiek brano pod uwagę zakażenie wirusem Epsteina-Barr i palenie papierosów. Przedstawione badanie dotyczy relacji między paleniem papierosów i rosnącą częstością SM u kobiet. Metoda: Wskaź- nik K:M (WKM wśród palaczy w ogólnej populacji skorelowano z WKM 10 272 (M – 4367, K – 5905 chorych z SM w Polsce zmarłych w latach 1982–2008. Badano również korelację między wskaźnikiem płci wśród palaczy w ogólnej populacji i wśród oczekiwanych chorych z SM, którzy palili papierosy i zmarli w ciągu 27 lat. Dane dotyczące zbiorowości z SM otrzymano z Głównego Urzędu Statystycznego, a informację o rozpowszechnieniu palenia papierosów w ogólnej populacji – z Zakładu Epidemiologii Centrum Onkologii w Warszawie. W badaniu zastosowano test Pearsona i test liniowej regresji. Wyniki: Roczny WKM 10 272 chorych zmarłych z SM w Polsce wzrósł z 1,12 do 1,37 (1982–2008; współczynnik korelacji z rokiem kalendarzowym był istotny: r = 0,548, p < 0,01. Stwierdzono znamienną korelację pomiędzy swoistym dla płci WKM wśród palących w ogólnej populacji i wskaźnikiem K:M w zbiorowości z SM w ciągu 27 lat: r = 0,595, p = 0,003. Silną korelację znaleziono między wskaźnikami K:M palaczy papierosów w ogólnej populacji i oczekiwanych chorych na SM, którzy palili papierosy: r = 0,882, p = 0,01-7. Ustalono ścisłą zależność między wskaźnikami K:M w zbiorowo- ści SM i w kohorcie oczekiwanych chorych z SM, którzy palili papierosy: r = 0,809, p = 0,01-5. Obliczono korelację między wskaźnikiem K:M w kohorcie oczekiwanych chorych palących papierosy, którzy zmarli z SM, i kalendarzowym rokiem (1982–2008: r = 0,794, p < 0,001. Wyniki wskazują, że im większa była proporcja K do M palących papierosy w ogólnej populacji, tym liczniejszy był wskaźnik K do M w zbiorowo

  10. Thermal properties of some cerium compounds, particularly CeB6

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    1986-09-01

    Using measurements of specific heat between 0.3 to 250K in the absence of a magnetic field, and from 2 to 250K for magnetic fields between 0 and 8T, it is shown that the γ 8 quadruplet is the fundamental level of the Ce 3+ ion, the γ 8-7 separation energy being of the order of 500K. Detailed analysis suggests a lifting of degeneracy of the multiplet γ 8 in the paramagnetic phase, according to usual processes. Specific heat results obtained at very low temperatures reveal the importance of a significant gap in the spin wave energy spectra. Measurements under a strong magnetic field, around the two magnetic phase transitions of CeB6 show a spectacular reinforcement of the specific heat anomaly at a temperature of the order of T Q . Thermal conductivity of CEB6 is also studied in relation to the possible existence of a Jahn-Teller effect, likely to affect heat transfer by phonons. The problem of the different components of thermal transport prompts the analysis of the Weidemann-Franz law in the Kondo net, and also the study of the thermal conductivity of the compounds CeCu6, CeA12, the alloys Ce 0 . 7 5La 0 . 25 B 6 , Ce x La 1-x Cu 6 , and the fluctuating valence system SmB 6 . In all these bodies, an important contribution of phonons to electron transfer is shown. In the dense incoherent Kondo phase, it is not possible to envisage differences from the Weidemann-Franz law greater than those observed for highly diluted Kondo alloys [fr

  11. TRANSITIVITY AND THE BA CONSTRUCTION

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    Pei-Jung Kuo

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, I discuss the legitimacy of positing a Transitivity Projection (= TrP cf. Bowers 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2002 in the BA construction in Mandarin Chinese. BA has been proposed to be a semantically-bleached verb, inserted in the v position (Huang 1997 and Lin 2001. Several pieces of evidence such as manner adverbial placement (cf. Huang, Li and Li 2009 and GEI-insertion (cf. Tang 2001 indicate that there must be a functional projection between the vP and VP to host the BA NP. I propose that a TrP is probably the most apt candidate for the XP. I also argue, in contrast to the proposal by Huang, Li and Li (2009, that the present proposal which employs a TrP captures most of the properties of the BA construction. A comparison with the structure of the BEI construction also shows that the TrP proposal fits into the general picture of current linguistic theory on transitive constructions without extra stipulations.

  12. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) study of oxidation states of Ce and U in pyrochlore and uraninite natural analogues for Pu- and U-bearing waste forms

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    Xu, Huifang; Wang, Yifeng

    1999-02-01

    EELS based on features of ELNES of M 4 and M 5 edges can provide information regarding oxidation states of Ce and U in proposed host phases of radioactive wastes (e.g., pyrochlore, uraninite, and zirconolite). M 4 and M 5 edges of Ce 4+ have higher energy-loss than those of Ce 3+. Intensity ratio between M 4 and M 5 edges and weak peaks after the M 4 and M 5 edges can be used for quantification of Ce 3+ and Ce 4+. EELS results from an unaltered area of pyrochlore from Inner Mongolia of China shows Ce 3+ and other rare earth (RE) elements. However, EELS spectrum from the neighboring altered area shows Ce 4+, Ba and other RE elements. The oxidation of Ce results in loss of RE elements, U, and daughter product of α-decay, Pb during the alteration of the pyrochlore. However, most RE elements were incorporated in to alteration product, the Ce 4+-bearing pyrochlore. EELS spectra from a partially α-recoil damaged uraninite show that the ratio of U 6+/U 4+ is about 2/3. The alteration of uraninite and spent fuel (UO 2) in relatively reducing geological fluid results in the formation of coffinite that is a stable secondary waste form at low temperature.

  13. Determination of the valence in Sm-based filled skutterudite compounds

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    Mizumaki, M.; Tsutsui, S.; Tanida, H.; Uruga, T.; Kikuchi, D.; Sugawara, H.; Sato, H.

    2006-01-01

    We have measured XAS spectra at Sm L 3 -edge in four Sm-based filled skutterudite compounds. The only XAS spectrum of SmOs 4 Sb 12 around the Sm L 3 -edge exhibit a double peak structure that is the characteristic feature of the mixed valence system due to Sm 2+ and Sm 3+ states whereas those of others exhibit a single peak structure characteristic in Sm 3+ systems. The average valence of Sm ions in SmOs 4 Sb 12 was 2.83. We conclude that the presence of a non-magnetic Sm 2+ state correlates with the unusual heavy fermion state in SmOs 4 Sb 12

  14. Chtěli byste být mozkem v baňce?

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    Wiedermann, Jiří

    2006-01-01

    Roč. 51, č. 4 (2006), s. 272-282 ISSN 0032-2423 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR 1ET100300419 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10300504 Keywords : kognitivní systémy * vtělenost * situovanost * vnitřní model světa Subject RIV: IN - Informatics, Computer Science http://dml.cz/handle/10338.dmlcz/141327

  15. Magnetic properties of Sm5Fe17 melt-spun ribbons and their borides

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    Tetsuji Saito

    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.

  16. CCSDS SM and C Mission Operations Interoperability Prototype

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    2010-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the prototype of the Spacecraft Monitor and Control (SM&C) Operations for interoperability among other space agencies. This particular prototype uses the German Space Agency (DLR) to test the ideas for interagency coordination.

  17. 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.

  18. Structural and physical properties of Sm 3 doped magnesium zinc ...

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    Samarium (Sm 3 + ) doped magnesium zinc sulfophosphate glass system of composition ( 60 – x )P 2 O 5 –20MgO–20ZnSO 4 – x Sm 2 O 3 ( x = 0.0 , 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 mol%) were synthesized using melt-quenching technique. The structure and physical properties of prepared glass samples were characterized.

  19. INFLUENCE OF SYNTHESIS PROCESS ON THE COLOUR PROPERTIES OF MIXED OXIDE PIGMENT Bi1.5Zn0.5Ce2O7

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    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. Synthesis and properties of Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}(Co{sub 0.6}Zr{sub 0.2})Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} perovskite cathode material for intermediate temperature solid-oxide fuel cells

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    Meng Xiuxia; Meng Bo [School of Chemical Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo, 255049 (China); Tan Xiaoyao, E-mail: cestanxy@yahoo.com.cn [School of Chemical Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo, 255049 (China); Yang Naitao; Ma Zifeng [Department of Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200240 (China)

    2009-06-03

    A highly stable perovskite cathode material, Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}(Co{sub 0.6}Zr{sub 0.2})Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} (BSCZF) for intermediate temperature solid-oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs) was synthesized via the improved EDTA-citric acid complexing technique combined with high-temperature sintering. The product was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electrochemical impedance spectra (EIS) measurements. An electrolyte-supported BSCZF/SDC/Ni-SDC fuel cell was fabricated to evaluate the performance of the material. The XRD study indicates that the sintering temperature higher than 950 deg. C is sufficient to the formation of clean single BSCZF perovskite phase. Due to the incorporation of Zr ions, BSCZF perovskite exhibit lower electrical conductivity with higher activation energy but higher structural stability than the Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} (BSCF) parent oxide. The maximum electrical conductivity of BSCZF attains 16.9 S cm{sup -1} at around 540 deg. C. Impedance spectra showed that the ASRs of BSCZF cathode on samaria doped ceria (Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 1.9}, SDC) electrolyte are low but are still slightly larger than those of BSCF at similar conditions. The BSCZF/SDC/Ni-SDC cell exhibited a stable output with the maximum power densities of 30, 75, 139 and 241 mW cm{sup -2} at 550, 600, 650 and 700 deg. C, respectively. Due to the high electrochemical performances as well as the excellent stability, BSCZF perovskite may be an attractive cathode material for IT-SOFCs.

  1. 31 CFR 585.315 - Person in the FRY (S&M).

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    ... 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). ...

  2. Investigation of partitionless growth of ɛ-Al60Sm11 phase in Al-10 at% Sm liquid

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    Sun, Yang; Ye, Zhuo; Zhang, Feng; Ding, Ze Jun; Wang, Cai-Zhuang; Kramer, Matthew J.; Ho, Kai-Ming

    2018-01-01

    Recent experiments on devitrification of Al90Sm10 amorphous alloys revealed an unusual polymorphic transformation to a complex cubic crystal structure called the ɛ-Al60Sm11 phase. Molecular dynamics simulations of the growth of the stoichiometric ɛ-phase seed in contact with an undercooled Al-10 at% Sm liquid are performed to elucidate the microscopic process of transformation. The as-grown crystal and undercooled liquid possess similar local order around Al atoms whereas a rigid network defined by the Sm sub-lattice develops during the growth. Using a template-cluster alignment method, we define an order parameter to characterize the structural evolution in the system. Estimates of the attachment rate is {R}{{a}}=8.70× {10}-4 Å-2 ns-1 and detachment rate is {R}{{d}}=3.83× {10}-4 Å-2 ns-1 at the interface between ɛ-Al60Sm11 and Al-10 at% Sm liquid at 800 K.

  3. Luminescence characteristics of doubly doped KLuS.sub.2./sub.:Eu,RE (RE = Pr, Sm, Ce)

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    Havlák, Lubomír; Jarý, Vítězslav; Rejman, M.; Mihóková, Eva; Bárta, J.; Nikl, Martin

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 41, Mar (2015), s. 94-97 ISSN 0925-3467 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-09876S; GA TA ČR TA01011017 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : luminescence * white LED * energy transfer * rare earth doping * CIE coordinates Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 2.183, year: 2015

  4. Structure-dependent photo- and infrared-stimulated luminescence of Eu2+ and Sm3+ in CaS:Eu, Sm

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    Wu Jianping; Newman, David; Viney, Ian V.F.

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, delayed photoluminescence (DPL) and infrared-stimulated luminescence (ISL) spectra of Eu 2+ and Sm 3+ in CaS:Eu, Sm have been investigated. It is found that Eu 2+ and Sm 3+ show different characteristic luminescence in DPL. The explanation is based on the fact that Eu 2+ ideally have the same local environment in the lattice position while Sm 3+ have a more complicated local environment due to charge compensation. By studying ISL spectroscopy of CaS:Eu, Sm, different ISL behaviour has also been found. Since defects are formed in CaS:Eu, Sm by replacing divalent calcium with trivalent samarium in the lattice position, the ISL in CaS : Eu, Sm is thought to be contributed by combination of Sm 3+ itself and defects formed in charge compensation. (author)

  5. Morphological stability of Sm123 superconductor during peritectic solidification from Sm211 + L mixture

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    Sumida, Masaki; Shiohara, Yuh; Umeda, Takateru

    2000-01-01

    The interface stability of the Sm 123 superconductor was analyzed in accordance with the constitutional undercooling criterion. As the single-crystal growth of the 123 phase is largely dependent on the growth-interface stability, a quantitative analysis was very much required. From this analysis, it was clarified that the constitutional undercooling must exist in the liquid when the 123 growth interface comes close to a 211 particle during the peritectic solidification. It was also predicted that the larger 211 particle radius, smaller volume fraction of the 211 particles, larger growth rate, or smaller imposed temperature gradient would cause easy occurrence of the constitutional undercooling ahead of the 123 growth interface. Taking into account the nucleation at the L/211 interface just ahead of the 123 growth front due to the constitutional undercooling, the transition of 123 growth from a planar-interface morphology to an equiaxed blocky morphology was investigated quantitatively and qualitatively

  6. Synthesis, characterization and thermal decomposition kinetics of Sm(III)complex with 2,4-dichlorobenzoate and 2,2'-bipyridine

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    Zhang Haiyan; Zhang Jianjun; Ren Ning; Xu, Su-Ling; Zhang Yonghua; Tian Liang; Song Huihua

    2008-01-01

    The complex of [Sm(2,4-DClBA) 3 (bipy)] 2 (2,4-DClBA, 2,4-dichlorobenzoate; bipy, 2,2'-bipyridine) was synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductivity, IR and UV spectra. The thermal decomposition process of the complex was studied by means of TG-DTG and IR techniques. And its thermal decomposition kinetics was investigated via the analysis of the TG-DTG curves by jointly using double equal-double steps method and nonlinear integral isoconversional method. The activation energy E, the pre-exponential factor A and the most probable mechanism functions of the first decomposition stage were obtained. Meanwhile, the thermodynamic parameters (ΔH ≠ , ΔG ≠ and ΔS ≠ ) were also calculated. The lifetime equation at weight-loss of 10% was deduced as ln τ = -35.53 + 20200/T by isothermal thermogravimetric analysis

  7. Impedance spectroscopy studies on (Na0.5Bi0.5)0.94Ba0.06TiO3 + ...

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    Abstract. 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 dif- ferent temperatures. These samples were prepared by a high-temperature solid-state reaction ...

  8. Chemically abrupt interface between Ce oxide and Fe films

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    Lee, H.G.; Lee, D.; Kim, S.; Kim, S.G.; Hwang, Chanyong

    2005-01-01

    A chemically abrupt Fe/Ce oxide interface can be formed by initial oxidation of an Fe film followed by deposition of Ce metal. Once a Ce oxide layer is formed on top of Fe, it acts a passivation barrier for oxygen diffusion. Further deposition of Ce metal followed by its oxidation preserve the abrupt interface between Ce oxide and Fe films. The Fe and Ce oxidation states have been monitored at each stage using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

  9. Anomalous Elastic Behavior in hcp- and Sm-Type Dysprosium

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    Tschauner, Oliver; Grubor-Urosevic, Ognjen; Dera, Przemyslaw; Mulcahy, Sean R. (UNLV); (UC)

    2012-04-11

    The compression behavior of elemental dysprosium in the hcp- and the Sm-type phases has been examined under hydrostatic pressure. Sm-type Dy has been found about 1% denser than the hcp phase. This increase in density is due to c-axis contraction in Sm-type Dy, whereas the a-axis even expands compared with the hcp-phase. Both the hcp- and the Sm-type phases show an inversion in the pressure derivative of the c/a ratio. For hcp-Dy this inversion is very sharp with minimal c/a at 2.5 GPa. At the same pressure, the compression behavior of hcp-Dy changes abruptly from dominantly c-axis compression to almost isotropic compression with slightly softer S{sub 11}. The bulk modulus increases at this point by a factor of {approx}2. Both hcp- and Sm-type Dy exhibit a crossover from highly anisotropic compression mostly along the c-axis to almost isotropic compression. We discuss these anomalies with respect to a possible Lifshitz transition and structural soft modes.

  10. Combination of the two schistosomal antigens Sm14 and Sm29 elicits significant protection against experimental Schistosoma mansoni infection.

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    Ewaisha, Radwa E; Bahey-El-Din, Mohammed; Mossallam, Shereen F; Amer, Eglal I; Aboushleib, Hamida M; Khalil, Amal M

    2014-10-01

    Schistosomiasis continues to be a serious helminthic disease that is widespread in many regions in the world. Disease management relies mainly on early treatment with praziquantel, nevertheless, re-infection rates can still be high. An effective vaccine against Schistosoma mansoni is still lacking; a situation which hinders the efforts to eradicate the disease worldwide. Most investigators test S. mansoni antigens individually, rather than in combination, in their vaccine trials. A single-antigen vaccine is likely to elicit less protection against schistosomiasis than a multi-antigen vaccine. In the current study, we have selected two promising S. mansoni antigens, Sm14 and Sm29, and investigated their combination as a potential vaccine. Recombinant Sm14 and a truncated form of Sm29, designated TrSm29, were successfully expressed in Escherichiacoli. The two antigens were purified using affinity chromatography and administered to Swiss albino mice individually and in combination. Significant protection against S. mansoni infection was observed in mice immunized with the Sm14/TrSm29 combination in the presence/absence of the immunoadjuvant poly (I:C). The poly (I:C)-adjuvanted combination resulted in 40.3%, 68.2%, and 57.9% reduction in adult worm burden, liver egg burden and intestinal eggs, respectively. Granuloma size and count were also reduced besides improvement of the histopathological picture of livers of immunized mice. This study demonstrates the importance of using multi-antigen vaccines as an effective and simple approach to fulfill enhanced protection against schistosomiasis. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Pyrazolates advance cerium chemistry: a CeIII/CeIV redox equilibrium with benzoquinone.

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    Werner, Daniel; Deacon, Glen B; Junk, Peter C; Anwander, Reiner

    2017-05-16

    Two stable cerium(iv) 3,5-dialkylpyrazolate complexes are presented, namely dimeric [Ce(Me 2 pz) 4 ] 2 (Me 2 pz = 3,5-dimethylpyrazolate) and monomeric Ce(tBu 2 pz) 4 (tBu 2 pz = 3,5-di-tert-butylpyrazolate) along with their trivalent counterparts [Ce(Me 2 pz) 3 ] and [Ce(tBu 2 pz) 3 ] 2 . All complexes were obtained from protonolysis reactions employing the silylamide precursors Ce[N(SiHMe 2 ) 2 ] 4 and Ce[N(SiMe 3 ) 2 ] 3 . Treatment of homoleptic Ce IV and Ce III Me 2 pz complexes with 1,4-hydroquinone (H 2 hq) or 1,4-benzoquinone (bq), respectively, ultimately gave the same trimetallic Ce III species via a cerium redox equilibrium. The Ce III complex Ce 3 (Me 2 pz) 5 (pchd) 2 (L) (pchd = 1,4-bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)cyclohex-2,5-diene-1,4-diolato; L = Me 2 pzH or (thf) 2 ) results from a di-1,4-pyrazolyl attack on pre-coordinated bq. The reduction of bq by [Ce(Me 2 pz) 3 (thf)] 2 , and re-oxidation by the resulting Ce IV species was supported by UV-vis spectroscopic investigations. Comparisons with the redox-innocent complexes [Ln(Me 2 pz) 3 (thf)] 2 (Ln = La and Pr) revealed far less selective reactions with bq, giving hexametallic and octametallic rare-earth metal side products containing 2-Me 2 pz substituted hq ligands.

  12. QuickSiteSM, the Argonne expedited site characterization methodology

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    Burton, J.C.; Meyer, W.T.

    1997-09-01

    Expedited site characterization (ESC), developed by Argonne National Laboratory, is an interactive, integrated process emphasizing the use of existing data of sufficient quality, multiple complementary characterization methods, and on-site decision making to optimize site investigations. The Argonne ESC is the basis for the provisional ESC standard of the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials). QuickSite SM is the implementation package developed by Argonne to facilitate ESC of sites contaminated with hazardous wastes. At various sites, Argonne has successfully implemented QuickSite SM and demonstrated the technical superiority of the ESC process over traditional methodologies guided by statistics and random-sampling approaches. For example, in a QuickSite SM characterization of a perched aquifer at the Pantex Plant in Texas, past data and geochemical analyses of existing wells were used to develop a model for recharge and contaminant movement. With the model as a guide, closure was achieved with minimal field work

  13. Superconductivity in Co-doped SmFeAsO

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    Qi Yanpeng; Gao Zhaoshun; Wang Lei; Wang Dongliang; Zhang Xianping; Ma Yanwei

    2008-01-01

    Here we report the synthesis and characterizations of SmFe 1-x Co 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 1-x Co x AsO, the SmFe 1-x Co 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.

  14. PVD Ti coatings on Sm-Co magnets

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    Bovda, O.M.; Bovda, V.O.; Garkusha, I.E.; Leonov, S.O.; Onishchenko, L.V.; Tereshin, V.I.; Totrika, O.S.; Chen, C.H.

    2008-01-01

    The combination of conventional ion-plasma deposition (PVD) and pulsed plasma technologies (PPT) has been applied for rare-earth Sm-Co based magnets, to provide them with enhanced corrosion resistance. The influence of pulsed plasma treatment on Sm-Co magnets with deposited titanium PVD coatings has been investigated. It was revealed that thickness of modified layer significantly depends on the thickness of initial titanium film and plasma treatment regimes. As a result of plasma treatment with energy density of 30 J/cm 2 and pulse duration of ∼ 5 μs fine-grained layer with the thickness of 70 microns has been formed on the Sm-Co magnet with pure titanium film of 50 micron. According to SEM analyses considerable diffusion of titanium to the bulk of the magnet, on the depth of 20 microns, took place. Such reaction enhances strong bonding between the coating and the magnet

  15. Subcoulomb fusion of 16O in odd Sm isotopes

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    Pacheco, A.J.

    1989-01-01

    Cross sections for the formation of evaporation residues were measured for the reaction of 16 O with the odd 147 Sm and 149 Sm nuclei at near barrier energies. The results are well described by statistical model calculations. Fusion cross sections as a function of energy do not show any unusual behaviour that could be attributed to the presence of unpaired nucleons. An analysis based on a one-dimensional penetration model that includes the effect of permanent quadrupolar deformations shows that the extracted values of the parameter β 2 follow the systematics established by the rest of the even samarium isotopes. The dependence of β 2 on the mass of the target nucleus indicates that the influence exerted by collective aspects upon the subbarrier fusion process increases rapidly as a function of the number of neutrons added to the spherical semimagic 144 Sm nucleus. (Author) [es

  16. (EC+β+) decay of 130Ce

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    Xu Shuwei; Zhang Tianmei; Xie Yuanxiang; Ma Ruichang; Ge Yuanxiu; Guo Yingxiang; Wang Chunfang; Li Zhankui; Guo Bing; Xing Jianping; Guo Tianrui; Zhu Shaofei; Xu Wang; Du Jinzhou

    1996-01-01

    The nuclide 130 Ce was produced by a ( 16 O, 4n) reaction on an enriched 118 Sn target. Reaction products were transported to a shielded location by using a helium-jet tape transport system. A 22.9 min activity in chemically separated cerium sample was identified as 130 Ce. The (EC+β + ) decay scheme of 130 Ce was proposed for the first time. This scheme includes 108 γ-lines, 107 γ-lines among them being new. More than 13 1 + low-lying states of 130 La are populated in the decay of 130 Ce. Two new isomers with half-life of 77±10 ns and 17±5 ns were observed by means of delayed γ-γ coincidence measurements. (orig.). With 5 figs., 3 tabs

  17. Phase formation and crystallization behavior of melt spun Sm-Fe-based alloys

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    Shield, J.E.

    1999-01-01

    The phase formation and microstructures of Sm-Fe alloys have been investigated at Sm levels of 11 and 17 atomic percent and with alloying additions of Ti and C. At lower Sm content, virtually phase pure SmFe 7 formed, while higher Sm content resulted in the formation of SmFe 7 , SmFe 2 and amorphous phases. The addition of Ti and C resulted in greater stability and a larger volume fraction of the amorphous phase. The binary Sm-Fe alloys at both Sm levels had tremendously variable microstructures, with large discrepancies in grain size and phase distribution from region to region. The addition of Ti and C tended to result in a more homogeneous microstructure, as well as a refinement in the microstructural scale. (orig.)

  18. Solute diffusion in Pu and Ce

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    Marbach, Gabriel; Charissoux, Christian; Janot, Christian

    1976-01-01

    The diffusion rate of Co, Au and Ag in the bcc phases of Pu and Ce is studied. In the bcc delta phase of Pu, Au and Ag have the same diffusion rate that the matrix and Co is a very rapid solute. In the bcc phase of Ce, the diffusion coefficients of the three metals are remarkably high. This phenomenon is also observed in certain metallic matrices (Pb, Sn, [fr

  19. Metamagnetism in Ce(Ga,Al)2

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    Abstract. Effect of Al substitution on the magnetic properties of Ce(Ga1−x Alx )2 (x = 0, 0.1 and. 0.5) system has been studied. The magnetic state of CeGa2 is found to be FM with a TC of 8 K, whereas the compounds with x =0.1 and 0.5 are AFM and possess TN of about 9 K. These two com- pounds undergo metamagnetic ...

  20. BaBar Data Aquisition

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    Scott, I; Grosso, P; Hamilton, R T; Huffer, M E; O'Grady, C; Russell, J J

    1998-01-01

    The BaBar experiment at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center is designed to perform a search for CP violation by analysing the decays of a very large sample of B and Bbar mesons produced at the high luminosity PEP-11 accelerator. The data acquisition system must cope with a sustained high event rate, while supporting real time feature extraction and data compression with minimal dead time. The BaBar data acquisition system is based around a common VME interface to the electronics read-out of the separate detector subsystems. Data from the front end electronics is read into commercial VME processors via a custom "personality card" and PCI interface. The commercial CPUs run the Tornado operating system to provide a platform for detector subsystem code to perform the necessary data processing. The data are read out via a non-blocking network switch to a farm of commercial UNIX processors. Careful design of the core data acquisition code has enabled us to sustain events rates in excess of 20 kHz while maintaini...

  1. The neutron EDM in the SM: a review

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    Dar, Shahida

    2000-08-01

    We review the status of the electric dipole moment (EDM) of neutron in the Standard Model (SM). The contributions of the strong and electroweak interactions are discussed separately. In each case the structure of Lagrangian and the sources of CP violation are specified, and subsequently calculational details are given. These two contributions to the neutron EDM exist in any extension of the SM including supersymmetry, two-doublet models as well as models with more than three generations of fermions. We briefly discuss the status of the neutron EDM in such extensions and give the relevant literature. (author)

  2. Electron back scattered diffraction study of SmCo magnets

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    Yonamine, T. [Divisao de Metrologia de Materiais-INMETRO, Av. Nossa Senhora das Gracas, 50 (Xerem), 25250-020 Duque de Caxias, RJ (Brazil)], E-mail: tyfukuhara@inmetro.gov.br; Fukuhara, M.; Machado, R. [Divisao de Metrologia de Materiais-INMETRO, Av. Nossa Senhora das Gracas, 50 (Xerem), 25250-020 Duque de Caxias, RJ (Brazil); Missell, F.P. [Divisao de Metrologia de Materiais-INMETRO, Av. Nossa Senhora das Gracas, 50 (Xerem), 25250-020 Duque de Caxias, RJ (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica e Quimica, Centro de Ciencias Exatas e Tecnologia, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, 95070-560 Caxias do Sul, RS (Brazil)

    2008-07-15

    The remanence and energy product of permanent magnets is a strong function of their crystallographic texture. Electron back scattered diffraction (EBSD) is a tool for texture analysis providing information about the atomic layers up to 50 nm below the surface of the material. This paper discusses experimental requirements for performing EBSD measurements on rare-earth permanent magnets and presents results on commercial SmCo magnet material. EBSD measurements proved to be very sensitive to misaligned grains and were sensitive to texture in good agreement with information provided by X-ray diffraction scans. Results for nanostructured Sm(CoFeCuZr){sub z} magnets are also discussed.

  3. The determination of the acoustical phonon dispersion branches of CePd3 by inelastic neutron diffraction

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    Severing, A.

    1985-07-01

    The result of this thesis is, that the phonon dispersion of CePd 3 , measured by inelastic neutron scattering, does not show any phonon softening effects due to valence fluctuations as it is observed in the phonon dispersion spectra of TmSe, SmS under pressure and SMsub(.75)Ysub(.25)S in dependence of the temperature. Even at low temperature no softening effects could be detected in comparison to the room temperature data. However we see indications for the existence of intermediate valence induced electron-phonon couplings in the linewidth of the longitudinal acoustic phonon in -direction with reduced wavevector xi=0.2. This phonon seems to be broadened at 135 K. If this broadening is a real intermediate valence effect, this effects manifest themselves much weaker in CePd 3 than in the substances with NaCl-structure. The question whether such couplings realy exist can only be answered by further measurements. (orig.)

  4. Dielectric studies on cerium doped BaLa2Ti3O10

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    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.

  5. Ce O2-Zr O2 tetragonal ceramics (Ce-TZP): mechanical properties

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    Nono, Maria do Carmo de Andrade

    1994-01-01

    This work presents the development and the characterization of Ce O 2 -stabilized tetragonal Zr O 2 polycrystals (Ce-TZP ceramics), since it is considered candidate material for applications as structural high performance ceramics, an as substitute of some metallic materials. Ce-TZP ceramics attain remarkable increasing in strength and fracture toughness. Sintered ceramics were fabricated from mixtures of powders containing different Ce O 2 content prepared by conventional mechanical technique. It were adopted the bending strength, Vickers hardness and fracture toughness techniques to the determination of the mechanical parameters. These results were discussed and compared to those published in international literature. (author)

  6. Crystal structure of the compounds formed in the systems of Sm-(Pd, Pt)-(Si, Ge) at 20 at.%Sm and 870K

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    Barakatova, Zh.M.; Seropegin, Yu.D.; Bodak, O.I.; Belan, B.D.

    1995-01-01

    Formation of two new compounds at component interaction in Sm(Pd-Pt) -(Si, Ge) ternary structures is determined under 20at.%Sm and 870 K and their crystalline structure is studied. Formation of three new intermetallic compounds is determined and occurrence of SmPd 2 Si compound is proved within Sm-Pd-Si system. Formation of five compounds is determined within Sm-Pt-Si system; periods of crystalline lattice and structure type are determined for Sm 2 Pt 3 Si 5 , S, PtSi 3 structure. Minimal amount of compounds was detected in Sm-Pd-Ge system. Periods of crystalline structure and structure type are determined for two compounds formed in the studied isoconcentrate. 4 refs.; 2 figs

  7. Electrochemical preparation of Al–Sm intermetallic compound whisker in LiCl–KCl Eutectic Melts

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    Ji, De−Bin; Yan, Yong−De; Zhang, Mi−Lin; Li, Xing; Jing, Xiao−Yan; Han, Wei; Xue, Yun; Zhang, Zhi−Jian; Hartmann, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Highlights: • The reduction process of Sm(III) was investigated in LiCl–KCl melt on an aluminum electrode at 773 K. • Al–Sm alloy with different phase structure (Al 2 Sm and Al 3 Sm) was prepared by potentiostatic electrolysis on an aluminum electrode with the change of electrolytic potentials and time in LiCl–KCl–SmCl 3 melts. • Al − Sm alloy containing whiskers (Al 4 Sm) was obtained by potentiostatic electrolysis (−2.10 V) on an aluminum electrode for 7 hours with the change of electrolytic temperature and cooling rate in LiCl–KCl–SmCl 3 (16.5 wt. %) melts. The results from micro–hardness test and potentiodynamic polarization test show the micro hardness and corrosion property are remarkably improved with the help of Al–Sm intermetallic compound whiskers. - Abstract: This work presents the electrochemical study of Sm(III) on an aluminum electrode in LiCl–KCl melts at 773 K by different electrochemical methods. Three electrochemical signals in cyclic voltammetry, square wave voltammetry, open circuit chronopotentiometry, and cathode polarization curve are attributed to different kinds of Al–Sm intermetallic compounds, Al 2 Sm, Al 3 Sm, and Al 4 Sm, respectively. Al–Sm alloy with different phase structure (Al 2 Sm and Al 3 Sm) could be obtained by the potentiostatic electrolysis with the change of electrolytic potentials and time. Al–Sm alloy containing whiskers (Al 4 Sm) was obtained by potentiostatic electrolysis (−2.10 V) on an aluminum electrode for 7 hours with the change of electrolytic temperature and cooling rate in LiCl–KCl–SmCl 3 (16.5 wt. %) melts. The XRD and SEM&EDS were employed to investigate the phase composition and microstructure of Al–Sm alloy. SEM analysis shows that lots of needle−like precipitates formed in Al–Sm alloy, and their ratios of length to diameter are found to be greater than 10 to 1. The TEM and electron diffraction pattern were performed to investigate the crystal structure of the

  8. OECI TuBaFrost tumor biobanking

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    Riegman, Peter H. J.; Bosch, Antonio Llombart; Riegman, P. H. J.; Dinjens, W. N. M.; Oomen, M. H. A.; Spatz, A.; Ratcliffe, C.; Knox, K.; Mager, R.; Kerr, D.; Pezzella, F.; van Damme, B.; van de Vijver, M.; van Boven, H.; Morente, M. M.; Alonso, S.; Kerjaschki, D.; Pammer, J.; Lopez-Guerrero, J. A.; Bosch, A. Llombart; Carbone, A.; Gloghini, A.; Teodorovic, I.; Isabelle, M.; Jaminé, D.; Passioukov, A.; Lejeune, S.; Therasse, P.; van Veen, E. B.; Lam, K. H.; Oosterhuis, J. W.

    2008-01-01

    OECI TuBaFrost harbors a complete infrastructure for the exchange of frozen tumor samples between European countries. OECI TuBaFrost consists of: * A code of conduct on how to exchange human residual samples in Europe, * A central database application accessible over the Internet (www.tubafrost.org)

  9. Electrical and thermal characterization of Sm3+ doped ceria electrolytes synthesized by combustion technique

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    Mangalaraja, R.V.; Ananthakumar, S.; Paulraj, M.; Pesenti, H.; Lopez, Marta; Camurri, Carlos P.; Barcos, Loreto A.; Avila, Ricardo E.

    2012-01-01

    Nanocrystalline samarium doped ceria electrolyte [Ce 0.9 Sm 0.1 O 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 -2 S cm -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 -6 m 2 s -1 and 1.2 W m -1 K -1 , respectively.

  10. 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.

  11. Resonant energy transfer and cross relaxation between Sm3+ ions in LiYF4 crystals

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    Yamaga, Mitsuo; Uno, Hideaki; Tsuda, Shin-ichiro; Wells, Jon-Paul R.; Han, Thomas P.J.

    2012-01-01

    Luminescence decay curves of Sm 3+ ions in LiYF 4 crystals doped with 1, 5 and 10 mol% Sm 3+ are multi-exponential, whereas that in a LiYF 4 crystal doped with 0.1 mol% Sm 3+ is well approximated by a single exponential function with a decay time of 4.8 ms. The average luminescence decay times decrease from 4.8 to 0.60 ms with the increasing Sm 3+ concentrations between 1 and 10 mol%. The decay curves for all crystals are found to be almost independent of the temperature between 15 and 300 K. The decrease of the decay times for the higher Sm 3+ concentrations indicates energy transfer between two Sm 3+ ions. Taking the crystal structure of LiYF 4 into account, it is deduced that a single-step energy transfer process for the 1 and 5 mol% Sm 3+ concentrations occurs from a Sm 3+ ion at the origin of (0 0 0) to one of the Sm 3+ ions substituting for the first nearest neighbor Y 3+ sites and beyond within a sphere with an approximate radius of less than 0.7 nm. On the other hand, a multi-step energy transfer process dominates for the highest concentration (10 mol%) because the calculated average distance between two Sm 3+ ions in the 10 mol% Sm 3+ sample is comparable with the migration length of the single-step energy transfer process estimated from the 1 and 5 mol% Sm 3+ samples. - Highlights: ► The decay time and the quantum yield of the Sm 3+ luminescence in LiYF 4 . ► The formation probability of Sm 3+ -Sm 3+ pairs in LiYF 4 . ► The resonant energy transfer between two Sm 3+ ions. ► The luminescence quenching due to cross relaxation between two Sm 3+ ions.

  12. Characterization of sulfur mustard resistant keratinocyte cell line HaCaT/SM.

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    Wolf, Markus; Siegert, Markus; Rothmiller, Simone; Scheithauer, Nina; Strobelt, Romano; Steinritz, Dirk; Worek, Franz; Thiermann, Horst; Schmidt, Annette

    2016-02-26

    The cell line HaCaT/SM was derived from the human keratinocyte cell line HaCaT. HaCaT/SM cells display a high resistance against sulfur mustard (SM). Intention of the presented study was to determine the cellular and molecular differences between HaCaT/SM and HaCaT so as to evaluate which changes might be responsible for being resistant against SM. Both cell lines HaCaT and HaCaT/SM were analyzed with respect to their cell growth, nuclei perimeter, clonogenicity and secretion profile. Moreover DNA alkylation pattern under presence of SM was investigated. In comparison to HaCaT, the HaCaT/SM showed a significant smaller nuclei perimeter. For DNA alkylation a significant difference was observed over time. The clonogenicity of HaCaT/SM was increased to 150%. The secretion profile of these cells demonstrated a strong increase of ANG, PDGF-AA, TIMP1, TIMP2, and a decrease of AREG, CCL5, CXC1, CXC2/3, CXCL6, CXCL7, CXCL8, CXCL10, MIF, Trappin-1. The sulfur mustard (SM) resistant cell line HaCaT/SM demonstrates a wide range of significant differences to their origin cell line HaCaT. These differences might be responsible to provide resistance against SM and might also be useful to establish treatment concepts for humans after SM exposure. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Photoelectron spectroscopy studies of mixed-valence states of Sm overlayers on transition-metal surfaces

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    Tao Lian.

    1990-01-01

    To investigate and understand how the mixed-valent state of rare earths (RE) is formed and affected by their interactions with transition metals (TM), synchrotron-radiation-excited photoelectron spectroscopy was used to systematically study valence states of Sm overlayers on three TM surfaces as functions of Sm coverages. On polycrystalline Ta, Sm always has a mixed-valent state, consisting of the trivalent state and the divalent state. At a coverage of 0.02 monolayer, Sm has an average valence of 2.24. As the coverage increases, the Sm 3+ and Sm 2+ components increase at different rates. Sm on polycrystalline Cu behaves quite differently. At coverages below one monolayer, all the Sm ions adopt the trivalent state. When the coverage exceeds one monolayer, Sm 2+ ions appear, with a resulting average valence of 2.52. After that the average valence does not change significantly. On a Cu(110) single crystal surface, the situation is found to closely resemble that observed on polycrystalline Cu. These results indicate that the Sm-Ta interaction is weak compared to the Sm-Sm interaction, while the Sm-Cu interaction is stronger and affects the electronic structure

  14. Effects of Sm on the grain refinement, microstructures and mechanical properties of AZ31 magnesium alloy

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    Sun, Ming [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240 (China); School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240 (China); Hu, Xiaoyu [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240 (China); Peng, Liming, E-mail: plm616@sjtu.edu.cn [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240 (China); State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Fu, Penghuai [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240 (China); Peng, Yinghong [School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240 (China)

    2015-01-03

    The effects of samarium (Sm) on the grain refinement, microstructures and mechanical properties of as-cast AZ31 (Mg–3Al–1Zn–0.3Mn) magnesium (Mg) alloy have been investigated. Very serious grain coarsening happens when Sm content is between 0.16% and 1.18%. This is due to both the reactions between Al and Sm which reduce the constitutional undercooling effect and the lack of Al{sub 2}Sm heterogeneous nuclei. However, excellent grain refinement effect is achieved at Sm content above 2.17%, which is because the in-situ formed Al{sub 2}Sm particles significantly promote heterogeneous nucleation. The main phases in AZ31–xSm alloys include α-Mg, β-Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12}, Al{sub 11}Sm{sub 3} and Al{sub 2}Sm. The Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12} phase is gradually suppressed by the increase in Sm content, and the Al{sub 2}Sm is present at a higher Sm content. Because of grain refinement strengthening and secondary phase strengthening effects, the room temperature tensile property of AZ31–3.13Sm alloy has the optimal value of YS78.7MPa–UTS216.7MPa-EL13.6%.

  15. Xe-135 and Sm-149 isotopic evolution analysis. Xesamo code

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    Caro, R.; Gallego, J.; Martinez Fanegas, R.

    1977-01-01

    The time evolution analysis of the nucleides concentration Xe-135 and Sm-149 as a function of the neutron flux is carried out. The neutron flux may be any function of time. It is analyzed as well the reactivity changes associated with the xenon and samarium concentration variations. (auth) [es

  16. Discovery of SM Higgs Boson in ATLAS Experiment

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 18; Issue 3. Discovery of SM Higgs Boson in ATLAS Experiment. Prafulla Kumar Behera. General Article Volume 18 Issue 3 March 2013 pp 248-263. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  17. Aechmea rodriguesiana (L. B. Sm. L. B. Sm. (Bromeliaceae uma espécie endêmica da Amazônia brasileira Aechmea rodriguesiana (L. B. Sm. L. B. Sm. (Bromeliaceae, an endemic species of the Brazilian Amazon

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    Gardene Maria de Sousa

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Aechmea subgênero Chevaliera (Gaudich. ex Beer Baker está representado na Amazônia brasileira pelas espécies A. fernandae (E. Morren Baker e A. rodriguesiana (L. B. Sm. L. B. Sm., sendo a última restrita para esta região. A. rodriguesiana se caracteriza pelas flores dispostas em racemo de espigas, com brácteas florais ovais, margens inteiras, envolvendo o ovário e pelas pétalas alvas e cuculadas. O presente trabalho apresenta a complementação da descrição e ilustrações desta espécie. São apresentados dados de distribuição geográfica, hábitats e fenológicos.Aechmea subgenus Chevaliera (Gaudich. ex Beer Baker, is represented in the Brazilian Amazon by two species: A. fernandae (E. Morren Baker and A. rodriguesiana (L. B. Sm. L. B. Sm., the latter being restricted to this region. A. rodriguesiana is characterized by flowers arranged on racemes of spikes, oval floral bracts with entire margins that completely surround the ovary, and by cuculate white petals. The present work has as main goal to complement the description and illustration of this species, exclusive to the Brazilian Amazon, allowing its recognition and conservation. Data on geographical distribution, habitat, and phenology are presented.

  18. ions (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd and Dy)

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    ) zirconia), tendency of phase transformation (tetragonal to monoclinic () zirconia) and lattice strain were studied with mechanical property e.g. tensile strength of sol–gel derived ZrO2–2 mol% RE2O3 (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd and Dy) spun ...

  19. Xe-135 and Sm-149 Isotopic Evolution Analysis Xesamo code

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    Caro, R.; Gallego, J.; Martinez Fanegas, R.

    1977-01-01

    In this report the time evolution analysis of the nuclides concentration Xe-135 and Sm-149 as a function of the neutron flux is carried out. The neutron flux may be any function of time. It is analyzed as well the reactivity changes associated with the xenon and samarium concentration variations. (Author) 5 refs

  20. Samarium Monosulfide (SmS): Reviewing Properties and Applications.

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    Sousanis, Andreas; Smet, Philippe F; Poelman, Dirk

    2017-08-16

    In this review, we give an overview of the properties and applications of samarium monosulfide, SmS, which has gained considerable interest as a switchable material. It shows a pressure-induced phase transition from the semiconducting to the metallic state by polishing, and it switches back to the semiconducting state by heating. The material also shows a magnetic transition, from the paramagnetic state to an antiferromagnetically ordered state. The switching behavior between the semiconducting and metallic states could be exploited in several applications, such as high density optical storage and memory materials, thermovoltaic devices, infrared sensors and more. We discuss the electronic, optical and magnetic properties of SmS, its switching behavior, as well as the thin film deposition techniques which have been used, such as e-beam evaporation and sputtering. Moreover, applications and possible ideas for future work on this material are presented. Our scope is to present the properties of SmS, which were mainly measured in bulk crystals, while at the same time we describe the possible deposition methods that will push the study of SmS to nanoscale dimensions, opening an intriguing range of applications for low-dimensional, pressure-induced semiconductor-metal transition compounds.

  1. En rejse i hverdagen - de små skridt

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    Nielsen, Trine Mønsted

    Projektet konkluderer, at der er potentiale for alle små og mellemstore virksomheder (SMV'er) i at arbejde aktivt med bæredygtighed som en del af deres forretningsudvikling. Rapporten indeholder resultater om, hvordan SMV'er arbejder med bæredygtighed, hvilken værdi de får ud af indsatsen og hvil...

  2. Fabrication of Nano-CeO2 and Application of Nano-CeO2 in Fe Matrix Composites

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    Tiebao, W.; Chunxiang, C.; Xiaodong, W.; Guobin, L.

    2010-01-01

    It is expatiated that nano-CeO2 is fabricated by the direct sedimentation method. The components and particles diameter of nano-CeO2 powders are analyzed by XRD and SEM . The thermodynamic analysis and acting mechanism of nano-CeO2 with Al in Fe matrix composites are researched, which shows that the reaction is generated between CeO2 and Al in the composite, that is, 3CeO2+4Al - 2Al2O3+3[Ce], which obtains Al2O3 and active [Ce] during the sintering process. The active [Ce] can improve the performance of CeO2/Fe matrix composites. The suitable amount of CeO2 is about 0.05% in CeO2/Fe matrix composites. SEM fracture analysis shows that the toughness sockets in nano-CeO2/Fe matrix composites are more than those in no-added nano-CeO2 composites, which can explain that adding nano-CeO2 into Fe matrix composite, the toughness of the composite is improved significantly. Applied nano-CeO2 to Fe matrix diamond saw blades shows that Fe matrix diamond saw blade is sharper and of longer cutting life than that with no-added nano-CeO2.

  3. Orange and reddish-orange light emitting phosphors: Sm{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+}/Eu{sup 3+} doped zinc phosphate glasses

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    Meza-Rocha, A.N., E-mail: ameza@fis.cinvestav.mx [Departamento de Física, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, P.O. Box 55-534, 09340 México D.F., México (Mexico); Speghini, A. [Dipartimento di Biotecnologie, Universita di Verona and INSTM, UdR Verona, Strada Le Grazie 15, I-37314 Verona (Italy); IFAC CNR, Nello Carrara Institute of Applied Physics, MDF Lab, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, FI (Italy); Bettinelli, M. [Dipartimento di Biotecnologie, Universita di Verona and INSTM, UdR Verona, Strada Le Grazie 15, I-37314 Verona (Italy); Caldiño, U. [Departamento de Física, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, P.O. Box 55-534, 09340 México D.F., México (Mexico)

    2015-11-15

    A spectroscopy study of Sm{sup 3+} and Sm{sup 3+}/Eu{sup 3+} doped zinc phosphate glasses is performed through photoluminescence spectra and decay time profile measurements. Under Sm{sup 3+} excitation at 344 nm, the Sm{sup 3+} singly doped glass shows an orange global emission with x=0.579 and y=0.414 CIE1931 chromaticity coordinates, whereas the Sm{sup 3+}/Eu{sup 3+} co-doped sample exhibits orange overall emissions (x=0.581 and y=0.398, and x=0.595 and y=0.387) and reddish-orange overall emission (x=0.634 and y=0.355) upon excitations at 344, 360 and 393 nm, respectively. Such luminescence from the co-doped sample is originated by the simultaneous emission of Sm{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+}. Under Sm{sup 3+} excitation at 344 and 360 nm, the Eu{sup 3+} emission is sensitized and enhanced by Sm{sup 3+} through a non-radiative energy transfer process. The non-radiative nature was inferred from the shortening of the Sm{sup 3+} lifetime observed in the Sm{sup 3+}/Eu{sup 3+} co-doped sample. An analysis of the Sm{sup 3+} emission decay time profiles using the Inokuti–Hirayama model suggests that an electric quadrupole–quadrupole interaction into Sm–Eu clusters might dominate the energy transfer process, with an efficiency of 0.17. - Highlights: • Zinc phosphate glasses are optically activated with Sm{sup 3+}/Eu{sup 3+} (ZPOSmEu). • Non-radiative energy transfer Sm{sup 3+}→Eu{sup 3+} takes place in ZPOSmEu. • ZPOSmEu overall emission can be modulated with the excitation wavelength. • ZPOSmEu might be useful as orange/reddish-orange phosphor for UV-white LEDs.

  4. Preparation and bio-distribution of bone tumor therapeutic radiopharmaceutical 153Sm-TTHMP

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    Jiang Shubin; Luo Shunzhong; Liu Guoping; Bing Wenzeng; Wang Wenjin; Wei Hongyuan; Deng Houfu; Hu Shu

    2003-01-01

    TTHMP (triethylenetetraaminehexamethylenephosphonic acid) was labeled with 153 Sm. The labeling condition, stability, mole ratio of 153 Sm to TTHMP, rabbit bone imaging and bio-distribution of 153 Sm-TTHMP in mice were investigated. The results showed that weak basic media and high concentration ligands were favorable to form 153 Sm-TTHMP; labeling compounds were stable at pH 7 in 7 days. The results also indicated that the chemical mole ratio of 153 Sm-TTHMP is n( 153 Sm):n(TTHMP)=1:1 and skeleton uptake of 153 Sm-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 153 Sm-TTHMP is a promising bone tumor therapeutic agent

  5. Influence of symmetry on Sm magnetism studied on SmIr{sub 2}Si{sub 2} polymorphs

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    Vališka, Michal, E-mail: michal.valiska@gmail.com; Pospíšil, Jiří; Prokleška, Jan; Diviš, Martin; Rudajevová, Alexandra; Turek, Ilja; Sechovský, Vladimír

    2013-10-15

    Highlights: •First order polymorphic transition between two phases showing high hysteresis. •Both polymorphs tends to be antiferromagnetic at low temperatures. •Different magnetic behavior of polymorphs is caused by symmetry of crystal field. •Ab initio electronic structure calculations confirm the experimental data. -- Abstract: Polycrystalline samples of SmIr{sub 2}Si{sub 2} formed at room temperature both the low temperature phase (LTP) and the metastable high temperature phase (HTP), respectively, depending on the heat treatment. The samples were studied by X-ray powder diffraction, DTA, specific-heat and magnetization measurements with respect to temperature and magnetic field. The first order LTP ↔ HTP polymorphic phase transition has been determined showing the huge temperature hysteresis of 264 °C caused by the high energy barrier due to the change of stacking of the Sm, Ir and Si basal plane sheets within the transition. Both polymorphs show indications of antiferromagnetic order at low temperatures. The considerably different magnetic phase transitions determined for the LTP and HTP confirm the strong influence of crystal structure symmetry on magnetism in the two polymorphs. The magnetism in SmIr{sub 2}Si{sub 2} exhibits typical features caused by the specific behavior of Sm{sup 3+} ion characterized by energy nearness of the ground state and first excited state and crystal field influence. The interpretation of experimental results is corroborated by results of ab initio electronic structure calculations.

  6. Simplified syntheses of the water-soluble chiral shift reagents Sm-(R)-pdta and Sm-(S)-pdta

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    Hrubá, L.; Buděšínský, Miloš; Pícha, Jan; Jiráček, Jiří; Vaněk, Václav

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 54, č. 47 (2013), s. 6296-6297 ISSN 0040-4039 Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : NMR * chiral shift reagents * Sm-pdta * PDTA * samarium * 1,2-diaminopropane Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 2.391, year: 2013

  7. Physico-chemical properties of (U,Ce)O2

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    Yamada, K.; Yamanaka, S.; Katsura, M.

    1998-01-01

    The high-temperature X-ray diffraction analysis of (U,Ce)O 2 with CeO 2 contents ranging from 0 to 20 mol.% CeO 2 was performed to obtain the variation of the linear thermal expansion coefficient with the CeO 2 content. Ultrasonic pulse-echo measurements were also carried out from room temperature to 673 K to estimate the change in the mechanical properties of (U,Ce)O 2 with the CeO 2 content. The variation in the linear thermal expansion coefficient at the low CeO 2 content region is more steep than that expected from the linear thermal expansion coefficient of UO 2 and CeO 2 . The Young's and shear moduli of all (U,Ce)O 2 were found to decrease with rising temperature. This was due to the increase of the bond length accompanied by the thermal expansion. Although the lattice parameter decreased with CeO 2 content, the moduli of (U,Ce)O 2 were found to decrease with increasing CeO 2 content at room temperature. These results show that in the range from 0 to 20 mol.% of CeO 2 , as CeO 2 content increases, the bottom of the potential energy in (U,Ce)O 2 is shallower and broader. (orig.)

  8. 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.

  9. 31 CFR 585.311 - Government of the FRY (S&M).

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Government of the FRY (S&M). 585.311... General Definitions § 585.311 Government of the FRY (S&M). The term Government of the FRY (S&M) includes: (a) The state and the Government of the FRY (S&M), the Government of Serbia, and the Government of...

  10. Crystal growth, structure and magnetic properties of Sm 3 Ni 5 Al 19 ...

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    The crystal structure of Sm3Ni5Al19 consists of SmNiAl4 and Sm2Al4Al15 slabs intergrown along the -axis. Magnetic susceptibility data on Sm3Ni5Al19 confirms the paramagnetic nature with a complicated magnetic ordering below 18 K. The inverse susceptibility data follows modified Curie-Weiss law above 150 K with ...

  11. High coercivity Sm-Co thin films from elemental Sm/Co multilayer deposition and their microstructural aspects

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    Krishnan, M. [Surface Engineering Division, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore 560 017 (India); Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Calicut 673601 (India); Predeep, P. [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Calicut 673601 (India); Sridhara Rao, D.V. [Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratories, Hyderabad 500058 (India); Prajapat, C.L.; Singh, M.R. [Technical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085 (India); Barshilia, Harish C. [Surface Engineering Division, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore 560 017 (India); Chowdhury, P., E-mail: pchowdhury@nal.res.in [Surface Engineering Division, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore 560 017 (India)

    2017-05-15

    Hard magnetic thin films with high coercivity were fabricated by magnetron sputtering on MgO(100) and quartz substrates. The films were grown by depositing sequentially Sm and Co layers at an elevated substrate temperature of 500 °C. Subsequent post-annealing was carried out at various temperatures in range of 500–700 °C to form Sm-Co hard magnetic thin films. X-ray diffraction studies revealed the formation of randomly oriented SmCo{sub 5} crystallites on quartz substrate, whereas, a textured growth of Sm{sub 2}Co{sub 7} with strong (110) crystalline phases was observed on MgO substrate. Microstructural analyses were carried out using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) for samples grown on MgO substrate at 650 °C and inferred the presence of high density planar defects along with large grain boundaries. Further microdiffraction studies confirmed the presence of SmCo{sub 3} as an impurity phase in the films. Magnetic hysteresis measurements indicate the square hysteresis behaviors with high coercivity value of 3.1 T and 2.7 T for 650 °C annealed samples on both MgO and quartz substrates, respectively. The origin of such high coercivity value was then correlated with pinning type of spin reversal mechanism as confirmed through the analyses of demagnetization curves. The magnetic force microscopy images for films on MgO substrate, annealed at 650 °C, revealed the presence of magnetic domains with size higher than 1 µm. The formed magnetic domains lacked well defined boundaries indicating an enhanced exchange coupling between the grain clusters. - Highlights: • Ewald technique in micromagnetic simulations with periodic boundary conditions. • Effect of micromagnetic parameters on hysteresis in exchange spring magnets. • Importance of the interface exchange coupling for hard-soft nanocomposites. • Geometry dependence of the optimal soft phase size in exchange spring magnets.

  12. 31 CFR 585.507 - Certain exportations to the FRY (S&M) authorized.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Certain exportations to the FRY (S&M... exportations to the FRY (S&M) authorized. (a) All transactions ordinarily incident to the exportation of any item, commodity, or product from the United States to or destined for the FRY (S&M) are authorized if...

  13. 31 CFR 585.314 - Goods and services originating in the FRY (S&M).

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  17. A model relating remanence and microstructure of SmCo5 magnets

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    Campos, M.F. de; Machado, R.; Landgraf, F.J.G.; Rodrigues, D.; Romero, S.A.; Neiva, A.C.; Missell, F.P.

    1998-01-01

    The question of remanence in SmCo 5 sintered magnets is reviewed, giving special attention to the influence of microstructure. In SmCo 5 magnets, the microstructural constituents are the matrix phase SmCo 5 , another ferromagnetic phase (Sm 2 Co 7 ), oxides (Sm 2 O 3 ), a recently reported carbide SmCoC 2 and pores. A method to estimate alignment via the ratio J r /J s from remanence measurements and microstructural analysis is proposed. The results agree very well with the degree of alignment calculated from Schulz pole figures. During sintering it was observed that the nucleation of SmCo 5 on the Sm 2 Co 7 phase is epitaxial. Hexagonal Sm 2 Co 7 is present in our sintered magnets but rhombohedral Sm 2 Co 7 may also be present. The effect of chemical composition (Sm content and oxygen content) on remanence and on the ratio J r /J s was evaluated. In the sintering step, the densification occurs more slowly for compositions with higher samarium content (or higher Sm 2 Co 7 volume fraction). A model able to calculate the best chemical composition to maximize coercivity and remanence is presented and discussed. (orig.)

  18. Structural and electrical properties of new filled skutterudite compound BaRu4As12 prepared at high pressure

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    Takeda, K.; Hoshi, N.; Hayashi, J.; Sekine, C.; Kagami, S.; Shirotani, I.; Yagi, T.

    2010-03-01

    X-ray powder diffraction patterns of BaRu4As12 with synchrotron radiation have been studied at ambient pressure and at high pressures. A crystal structure of BaRu4As12 was refined by the Rietveld analysis of the x-ray powder diffraction data at ambient pressure. The electrical property of BaRu4As12 have been studied at low temperature. This arsenide shows the metallic behavior. The volume vs. pressure curve for this arsenide has in detail been investigated at room temperature. The cell volume of BaRu4As12 decreased smoothly with increasing pressure up to 10 GPa. A bulk modulus was estimated from the volume vs. pressure curve fitted by a Birch equation of state. The bulk modulus (B0) and its pressure derivative (B0') of BaRu4As12 are 127.0(2) GPa and 5.2(4), respectively. The value of B0 for this arsenide is the same as that of CeRu4As12, smaller than that of LaRu4As12.

  19. Renormalized electronic structures of CeSi{sub 2}, CeRu{sub 2} and CeAl{sub 2}

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    Costa-Quintana, J. [Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain). Grup d`Electromagnetisme; Gonzalez-Leon, E. [Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain). Grup d`Electromagnetisme; Lopez-Aguilar, F. [Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain). Grup d`Electromagnetisme; Puig-Puig, L. [Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain). Grup d`Electromagnetisme; Sanchez-Lopez, M.M. [Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain). Grup d`Electromagnetisme

    1995-02-01

    The renormalized density of states of some Ce compounds is analyzed by considering self-energy effects. We study the influence of the hybridization introduced by the self-energy and how it can affect the shape of the characteristic lower, upper and middle-energy resonance. ((orig.)).

  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 centroid shift of the 5d levels of Ce3+ with respect to the 4f levels in ionic crystals, a theoretical investigation

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    Andriessen, J.; Dorenbos, P.; Eijk, C.W.E van

    2002-01-01

    The centroid shifts of the 5d level of Ce 3+ in BaF 2 , LaAlO 3 and LaCl 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

  2. Cross-species prophylactic efficacy of Sm-p80-based vaccine and intracellular localization of Sm-p80/Sm-p80 ortholog proteins during development in Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma japonicum, and Schistosoma haematobium.

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    Molehin, Adebayo J; Sennoune, Souad R; Zhang, Weidong; Rojo, Juan U; Siddiqui, Arif J; Herrera, Karlie A; Johnson, Laura; Sudduth, Justin; May, Jordan; Siddiqui, Afzal A

    2017-11-01

    Schistosomiasis remains a major global health problem. Despite large-scale schistosomiasis control efforts, clear limitations such as possible emergence of drug resistance and reinfection rates highlight the need for an effective schistosomiasis vaccine. Schistosoma mansoni large subunit of calpain (Sm-p80)-based vaccine formulations have shown remarkable efficacy in protecting against S. mansoni challenge infections in mice and baboons. In this study, we evaluated the cross-species protective efficacy of Sm-p80 vaccine against S. japonicum and S. haematobium challenge infections in rodent models. We also elucidated the expression of Sm-p80 and Sm-p80 ortholog proteins in different developmental stages of S. mansoni, S. haematobium, and S. japonicum. Immunization with Sm-p80 vaccine reduced worm burden by 46.75% against S. japonicum challenge infection in mice. DNA prime/protein boost (1 + 1 dose administered on a single day) resulted in 26.95% reduction in worm burden in S. haematobium-hamster infection/challenge model. A balanced Th1 (IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-2, and IL-12) and Th2 (IL-4, IgG1) type of responses were observed following vaccination in both S. japonicum and S. haematobium challenge trials and these are associated with the prophylactic efficacy of Sm-p80 vaccine. Immunohistochemistry demonstrated that Sm-p80/Sm-p80 ortholog proteins are expressed in different life cycle stages of the three major human species of schistosomes studied. The data presented in this study reinforce the potential of Sm-p80-based vaccine for both hepatic/intestinal and urogenital schistosomiasis occurring in different geographical areas of the world. Differential expression of Sm-p80/Sm-p80 protein orthologs in different life cycle makes this vaccine potentially useful in targeting different levels of infection, disease, and transmission.

  3. Level structure of 141Ba and 139Xe and the level systematics of N=85 even-odd isotones

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    Luo, Y.X.; Rasmussen, J.O.; Hamilton, J.H.; Ramayya, A.V.; Hwang, J.K.; Beyer, C.J.; Zhu, S.J.; Kormicki, J.; Zhang, X.Q.; Jones, E.F.; Gore, P.M.; Ginter, T.N.; Gregorich, K.E.; Lee, I-Yang; Macchiavelli, A.O.; Zielinski, P.; Folden III, C.M.; Fallon, P.; Ter-Akopian, G.M.; Oganessian, Yu.Ts.; Daniel, A.V.; Stoyer, M.A.; Cole, J.D.; Donangelo, R.; Wu, S.C.; Asztalos, S.J.

    2002-01-31

    New level schemes of {sup 141}Ba and {sup 139}Xe are proposed from the analyses of spontaneous-fission gamma data from our {sup 252}Cf spontaneous fission Gammasphere runs of 1995 and 2000. By analogy with the N = 85 even-odd isotones {sup 149}Gd, {sup 147}Sm, and {sup 145}Nd, spins and parities were assigned to the observed excited states in {sup 141}Ba and {sup 139}Xe. It appears that spherical shell model neutron excitations plus octupolephonons are an appropriate basis at the lower end of the bands. Going to higher spins it is clear that the soft rotor involving valence protons as well as neutrons becomes increasingly important in the configurations. Level systematics in the N = 85 even-odd isotones from Gd(Z=64) through Te(Z=52), are discussed. The excitation systematics and smooth trends of the analogous levels support the spin and parity assignment for excited levels observed in {sup 141}Ba and {sup 139}Xe. The level systematics and the comparison with neighboring even-even isotopes indicate that quadrupole and octupole collectivity play roles in {sup 141}Ba and {sup 139}$Xe. From Gd(Z=64) through Te(Z=52), increasing excitation energies of the 13/2{sup +} states and lowering relative intensities of the positive parity bands in the N = 85 even-odd isotones may indicate that the octupole strength is becoming weaker for the isotones when approaching the Z = 50 closed shell.

  4. Sm29, but not Sm22.6 retains its ability to induce a protective immune response in mice previously exposed to a Schistosoma mansoni infection.

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    Clarice Carvalho Alves; Neusa Araujo; Viviane Cristina Fernandes dos Santos; Flávia Bubula Couto; Natan R G Assis; Suellen B Morais; Sérgio Costa Oliveira; Cristina Toscano Fonseca

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: A vaccine against schistosomiasis would have a great impact in disease elimination. Sm29 and Sm22.6 are two parasite tegument proteins which represent promising antigens to compose a vaccine. These antigens have been associated with resistance to infection and reinfection in individuals living in endemic area for the disease and induced partial protection when evaluated in immunization trials using naïve mice. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPALS FINDINGS: In this study we evaluated rSm29 and r...

  5. BaGe6 and BaGe(6-x): incommensurately ordered vacancies as electron traps.

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    Akselrud, Lev; Wosylus, Aron; Castillo, Rodrigo; Aydemir, Umut; Prots, Yurii; Schnelle, Walter; Grin, Yuri; Schwarz, Ulrich

    2014-12-15

    We report the high-pressure high-temperature synthesis of the germanium-based framework compounds BaGe6 (P = 15 GPa, T = 1073 K) and BaGe(6-x) (P = 10 GPa, T = 1073 K) which are metastable at ambient conditions. In BaGe(6-x), partial fragmentation of the BaGe6 network involves incommensurate modulations of both atomic positions and site occupancy. Bonding analysis in direct space reveals that the defect formation in BaGe(6-x) is associated with the establishment of free electron pairs around the defects. In accordance with the electron precise composition of BaGe(6-x) for x = 0.5, physical measurements evidence semiconducting electron transport properties which are combined with low thermal conductivity.

  6. Ce-valence state and hydrogen-induced volume effects in Ce-based intermetallic compounds and their hydrides

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    Stange, M.; Paul-Boncour, V.; Latroche, M.; Percheron-Guegan, A.; Isnard, O.; Yartys, V.A.

    2005-01-01

    An average Ce-valence state (v) of two types of Ce-containing intermetallic compounds, equiatomic CeNiX (X= Al, Ga, Sn) and CeM 3 (M= Ni, Co, Mn), and their hydrides was estimated from X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and analysed in parallel with hydrogen-induced volume changes on hydrogenation. The largest valence states in the initial compounds were found in CeM 3(v=3.32-3.36) followed by CeNiAl 1-x Ga x (v=3.25-3.27). This contrasts to CeNiSn, which is close to a pure trivalent state (v=3.07). On hydrogenation, a conversion from mixed-valent CeNiAl 1-x Ga x , x=0.5, 1, to pure Ce III hydrides takes place (ΔV /V=19.6-20.0 %). In CeNiSnD z (z=1, 1.8, ΔV/V=3.0, 8.0%) the changes in the valence state towards Ce III are very small. The situation for the CeM 3 -hydrides is complex. For CeNi 3 D 2.8 , CeNi 2.75 Mn 0.25 D 3.4 and CeCo 3 D 3.4 (ΔV /V=24-32%) where rather similar electronic properties can be expected, a decrease in the contribution of Ce IV for CeNi 3 D 3 and CeNi 2.75 Mn 0.25 D 3.4 (v=3.18 and 3.12, respectively) contrasts to the behaviour of CeCo 3 D 3.4 where the hydrogen induced valence change is very small (v=3.32)

  7. Sm29, but not Sm22.6 retains its ability to induce a protective immune response in mice previously exposed to a Schistosoma mansoni infection.

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    Clarice Carvalho Alves

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: A vaccine against schistosomiasis would have a great impact in disease elimination. Sm29 and Sm22.6 are two parasite tegument proteins which represent promising antigens to compose a vaccine. These antigens have been associated with resistance to infection and reinfection in individuals living in endemic area for the disease and induced partial protection when evaluated in immunization trials using naïve mice. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPALS FINDINGS: In this study we evaluated rSm29 and rSm22.6 ability to induce protection in Balb/c mice that had been previously infected with S. mansoni and further treated with Praziquantel. Our results demonstrate that three doses of the vaccine containing rSm29 were necessary to elicit significant protection (26%-48%. Immunization of mice with rSm29 induced a significant production of IL-2, IFN-γ, IL-17, IL-4; significant production of specific antibodies; increased percentage of CD4+ central memory cells in comparison with infected and treated saline group and increased percentage of CD4+ effector memory cells in comparison with naïve Balb/c mice immunized with rSm29. On the other hand, although immunization with Sm22.6 induced a robust immune response, it failed to induce protection. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: Our results demonstrate that rSm29 retains its ability to induce protection in previously infected animals, reinforcing its potential as a vaccine candidate.

  8. Mo2NiB2-type Sm2Co2Al and Sm2Co2Ga compounds: Magnetic properties and giant low-temperature coercivity

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    Morozkin, A. V.; Garshev, A. V.; Yapaskurt, V. O.; Yao, Jinlei; Nirmala, R.; Quezado, S.; Malik, S. K.

    2018-04-01

    The magnetic ordering of Mo2NiB2-type Sm2Co2Al and Sm2Co2Ga (Immm, No. 71, oI10) compounds has been established using bulk magnetic measurements. Polycrystalline Sm2Co2Al and Sm2Co2Ga undergo ferromagnetic transitions (TC) at 50 K and 62 K, respectively, and low-temperature field induced transitions (Tm) around 14 K and 16 K (in a field of 10 kOe), respectively. Between TC and Tm Sm2Co2Al and Sm2Co2Ga are soft ferromagnets. Below Tm Sm2Co2Al and Sm2Co2Ga exhibit permanent magnet properties with a residual magnetization per samarium of 0.38 μB and 0.36 μB, respectively, and a large coercive field of 69 kOe and 72 kOe, respectively, at 5 K. The magnetocaloric effects of Sm2Co2Al and Sm2Co2Ga were calculated in terms of isothermal magnetic entropy change and they reach maximum values of -1.62 J/kg K and -1.31 J/kg K for a field change of 50 kOe at 50 K and 58 K, respectively. Low temperature magnetic ordering with enhanced anisotropy in Sm2Co2Al and Sm2Co2Ga is accompanied by a positive magnetocaloric effect with isothermal magnetic entropy changes of +1.63 J/kg K and +1.06 J/kg K for a field change of 50 kOe at 10 K and 8 K, respectively. The magnetocaloric effects of Sm2Co2Al and Sm2Co2Ga were calculated in terms of isothermal magnetic entropy change and they reach maximum values of -1.62 J/kg K and -1.31 J/kg K for a field change of 50 kOe at 50 K and 58 K, respectively. Low temperature magnetic ordering with enhanced anisotropic effects in Sm2Co2Al and Sm2Co2Ga is accompanied by a positive magnetocaloric effect with isothermal magnetic entropy changes of +1.63 J/kg K and +1.06 J/kg K for a field change of 50 kOe at 10 K and 8 K, respectively.

  9. Sm29, but not Sm22.6 retains its ability to induce a protective immune response in mice previously exposed to a Schistosoma mansoni infection.

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    Alves, Clarice Carvalho; Araujo, Neusa; dos Santos, Viviane Cristina Fernandes; Couto, Flávia Bubula; Assis, Natan R G; Morais, Suellen B; Oliveira, Sérgio Costa; Fonseca, Cristina Toscano

    2015-02-01

    A vaccine against schistosomiasis would have a great impact in disease elimination. Sm29 and Sm22.6 are two parasite tegument proteins which represent promising antigens to compose a vaccine. These antigens have been associated with resistance to infection and reinfection in individuals living in endemic area for the disease and induced partial protection when evaluated in immunization trials using naïve mice. In this study we evaluated rSm29 and rSm22.6 ability to induce protection in Balb/c mice that had been previously infected with S. mansoni and further treated with Praziquantel. Our results demonstrate that three doses of the vaccine containing rSm29 were necessary to elicit significant protection (26%-48%). Immunization of mice with rSm29 induced a significant production of IL-2, IFN-γ, IL-17, IL-4; significant production of specific antibodies; increased percentage of CD4+ central memory cells in comparison with infected and treated saline group and increased percentage of CD4+ effector memory cells in comparison with naïve Balb/c mice immunized with rSm29. On the other hand, although immunization with Sm22.6 induced a robust immune response, it failed to induce protection. Our results demonstrate that rSm29 retains its ability to induce protection in previously infected animals, reinforcing its potential as a vaccine candidate.

  10. Patentu aizsardzība

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    Prūsis, Roberts

    2008-01-01

    Darbā aplūkoti patentu tiesību aizsardzības un patentu tiesvedības jautājumi. Pirmajā darbā daļā aplūkots ar patentu tiesību saistītos pamatjautājumi – tādi kā definīcija, vēsture un patentu nošķiršana no citām tiesību nozarēm. Negaidīti, bet arī pamatjautājumu izpēte atklāja interesantus problēmu jautājumus, kas aplūkoti pētījumā. Patentu ekonomiskā vērtība ir ļoti augsta un vienmēr augošā, tādēļ tie bieži vien ir strīdus un tiesvedības objekts. Pētījuma otrajā un trešajā daļā aplūkoti...

  11. Assessing the Reliability of Quantitative Imaging of Sm-153

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    Poh, Zijie; Dagan, Maáyan; Veldman, Jeanette; Trees, Brad

    2013-03-01

    Samarium-153 is used for palliation of and recently has been investigated for therapy for bone metastases. Patient specific dosing of Sm-153 is based on quantitative single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and knowing the accuracy and precision of image-based estimates of the in vivo activity distribution. Physical phantom studies are useful for estimating these in simple objects, but do not model realistic activity distributions. We are using realistic Monte Carlo simulations combined with a realistic digital phantom modeling human anatomy to assess the accuracy and precision of Sm-153 SPECT. Preliminary data indicates that we can simulate projection images and reconstruct them with compensation for various physical image degrading factors, such as attenuation and scatter in the body as well as non-idealities in the imaging system, to provide realistic SPECT images.

  12. Multiple magnetic transitions in SmCoAsO

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    Yongliang Chen

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The magnetic properties of SmCoAsO have been investigated. Our results differ from early observations. Complicated magnetism consists of antiferromagnetic, ferromagnetic, ferrimagnetic and paramagnetic, even diamagnetism at low field has been observed. A metamagnetic transition was observed, resulting from a canting of the spins. The interaction between two Co sublattices with canted-structure might take responsibility for the multiple magnetic transitions. Electrical resistivity data indicate that SmCoAsO is metallic conductor with room temperature resistivity of 0.51669 mΩ-cm. Negative magnetoresistance effect suggests a significant suppression of spin-flip scattering by the applied magnetic field. The magnetic phase diagram has been established.

  13. CeO2-stabilized tetragonal ZrO2 polycrystals (Ce-TZP ceramics)

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    Andrade Nono, M.C. de.

    1990-12-01

    This work presents the development and the characterization of CeO 2 -stabilized tetragonal ZrO 2 polycrystals (Ce-TZP ceramics), since it is considered candidate material for applications as structural high performance ceramics. Sintered ceramics were fabricated from mixtures of powders containing different CeO 2 content prepared by conventional and nonconventional techniques. These powders and their resultant sintered ceramics were specified by chemical and physical characterization, compactation state and mechanical properties. The chemical characteristics were determined by chemical analysis and the physical characteristics were evaluated by phase content, particle and agglomerate size and aspect, and powder porosity. (author)

  14. Production of 139Ce by the 139La(p,n)139Ce reaction

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    Ishioka, Noriko S.; Sekine, Toshiaki; Izumo, Mishiroku; Hashimoto, Kazuyuki; Kobayashi, Katsutoshi; Matsuoka, Hiromitsu

    2002-01-01

    To produce a carrier-free 139 Ce to be used as an efficiency-calibration source for Ge detectors, a target-preparation method and a chemical separation method were studied. It was found that commercially available powders of lanthanum-oxide and lanthanum metal are applicable to a target material in the nuclear reaction 139 La(p,n) 139 Ce. In the separation of 139 Ce from an irradiated lanthanum target, a solvent-extraction method and an ion-exchange method gave final products in good chemical purity. (author)

  15. Oxidation of tryptophan and N-methylindole by N3sm-bullet, Br2sm-bullet-, and (SCN)2sm-bullet- radicals in light- and heavy-water solutions: A pulse radiolysis study

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    Solar, S.; Getoff, N.; Surdhar, P.S.; Armstrong, D.A.; Singh, A.

    1991-01-01

    Reactions of N 3 sm-bullet , Br 2 sm-bullet- , and (SCN) 2 sm-bullet- with tryptophan (TRPH) and N-methylindole (NMI) have been investigated in H 2 O and D 2 O solutions. The main transients produced were the TRP sm-bullet radical and the TRPH sm-bullet+ radical cation from TRPH and the NMI sm-bullet+ radical cation from NMI. Their extinction coefficients (ε) as well as the rate constants for their formation and decay were determined in the pH range 3-10. The pK of the TRPH sm-bullet+ radical cation was confirmed to be 4.2 ± 0.1. These rate constants were within experimental error, independent of pH, and the differences between the rate constants in H 2 O and D 2 O were small. On the basis of the results, it was concluded that of the two possible reactions - electron or hydrogen atom transfer - the data are more consistent with electron transfer in all cases. However, secondary acid-base reactions have an important effect on the overall redox equilibria, especially with N 3 sm-bullet . Experimental data on these effects have also been obtained

  16. Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) Project Strategy

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    Bader, D. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-09-18

    The E3SM project will assert and maintain an international scientific leadership position in the development of Earth system and climate models at the leading edge of scientific knowledge and computational capabilities. With its collaborators, it will demonstrate its leadership by using these models to achieve the goal of designing, executing, and analyzing climate and Earth system simulations that address the most critical scientific questions for the nation and DOE.

  17. Sm2Fe17Nx with discontinuous nitrogen profiles

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    Skomski, R.; Kobayashi, K.; Brennan, S.; Coey, J.M.D.

    1995-01-01

    Microprobe analysis and theoretical calculations based on Hooke's law are used to investigate Sm 2 Fe 17 N x nitrides produced by N 2 and NH 3 interstitial modification. In the case of molecular nitrogen, stress and strain as well as Curie temperature, magnetization and anisotropy exhibit a smooth spatial variation, while nitrogen overloading due to the presence of ammonia leads to large excess strain and lattice incoherency. Discontinuous nitrogen profiles are associated with the occurrence of microcracks. ((orig.))

  18. Microneedle Array Interface to CE on Chip

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    Lüttge, Regina; Gardeniers, Johannes G.E.; Vrouwe, E.X.; van den Berg, Albert; Northrup, M.A.; Jensen, K.F; Harrison, D.J.

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents a microneedle array sampler interfaced to a capillary electrophoresis (CE) glass chip with integrated conductivity detection electrodes. A solution of alkali ions was electrokinetically loaded through the microneedles onto the chip and separation was demonstrated compared to a

  19. Metamagnetism in Ce(Ga,Al)2

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    Metamagnetism in Ce(Ga,Al)2. K G SURESH1,∗. , S RADHA2 and A K NIGAM3. 1Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai 400 076, India. 2Department of Physics, Mithibai College, Mumbai 400 056, India. 3Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India. ∗.

  20. (Ln = Ce, Pr and Nd) microwave ceramics

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    125–128. c Indian Academy of Sciences. Influence of lead oxide addition on LnTiTaO6 (Ln = Ce, Pr and Nd) ... A number of samples with improved microwave dielectric properties were obtained on all the systems suitable for practical ... circuits due to their compactness, thermal stability, low cost of production, high efficiency ...

  1. Dielectric response of BaZrO3/BaTiO3 superlattice

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available We use the first-principles-based molecular dynamic approach to simulate dipolar dynamics of BaZrO3/BaTiO3 superlattice, and obtain its dielectric response. The dielectric response is decomposed into its compositional, as well as the in-plane and out-of-plane parts, which are then discussed in the context of chemical ordering of Zr/Ti ions. We reveal that, while the in-plane dielectric response of BaZrO3/BaTiO3 superlattice also shows dispersion over probing frequency, it shall not be categorized as relaxor.

  2. External exposure in radionuclide therapy with 153 Sm

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    Rezio, M.T.; Vieira, M.R. [Instituto Portugues Oncologia de Francisco Gentil, CROL, Lisboa (Portugal)

    2006-07-01

    Full text of publication follows: Aim: The radiopharmaceutical 153 Sm is an beta emitter used in metastatic bone pain palliation. The prescribed activity is 37 MBq/kg body weight.. The aim of this study is to measure the dose rate of the patients during 4 to 6 hours after 153 Sm - E.D.T.M.P. administration in order to prevent external exposure of nursing staff, family members and general public. Material and Methods: Twelve patients were treated with 153 Sm in our department. External exposure rates( {mu}Sv/h) at different times and at one meter were measured, with a Geiger-Muller detector. Results: The mean dose rate at one meter was 12 {mu}Sv/h, one hour after injection and 3{mu} Sv/h, 6 hours after injection. Conclusion: The policy in our department is to keep the patient in the hospital 4-6 h, due to the risk of contamination. Based on our results, the external exposure of the nursing staff, family members and the general public is very low, in agreement with other studies. (authors)

  3. Correlated electronic structure of CeN

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    Panda, S.K., E-mail: swarup.panda@physics.uu.se [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 516, SE-751 20 Uppsala (Sweden); Di Marco, I. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 516, SE-751 20 Uppsala (Sweden); Delin, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 516, SE-751 20 Uppsala (Sweden); KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Information and Communication Technology, Department of Materials and Nano Physics, Electrum 229, SE-164 40 Kista (Sweden); KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Swedish e-Science Research Center (SeRC), SE-100 44 Stockholm (Sweden); Eriksson, O., E-mail: olle.eriksson@physics.uu.se [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 516, SE-751 20 Uppsala (Sweden)

    2016-04-15

    Highlights: • The electronic structure of CeN is studied within the GGA+DMFT approach using SPTF and Hubbard I approximation. • 4f spectral functions from SPTF and Hubbard I are coupled to explain the various spectroscopic manifestations of CeN. • The calculated XPS and BIS spectra show good agreement with the corresponding experimental spectra. • The contribution of the various l-states and the importance of cross-sections for the photoemission process are analyzed. - Abstract: We have studied in detail the electronic structure of CeN including spin orbit coupling (SOC) and electron–electron interaction, within the dynamical mean-field theory combined with density-functional theory in generalized gradient approximation (GGA+DMFT). The effective impurity problem has been solved through the spin-polarized T-matrix fluctuation-exchange (SPTF) solver and the Hubbard I approximation (HIA). The calculated l-projected atomic partial densities of states and the converged potential were used to obtain the X-ray-photoemission-spectra (XPS) and Bremstrahlung Isochromat spectra (BIS). Following the spirit of Gunnarsson–Schonhammer model, we have coupled the SPTF and HIA 4f spectral functions to explain the various spectroscopic manifestations of CeN. Our computed spectra in such a coupled scheme explain the experimental data remarkably well, establishing the validity of our theoretical model in analyzing the electronic structure of CeN. The contribution of the various l-states in the total spectra and the importance of cross sections are also analyzed in detail.

  4. Guided ion beam and theoretical studies of the bond energy of SmS.

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    Armentrout, P B; Demireva, Maria; Peterson, Kirk A

    2017-12-07

    Previous work has shown that atomic samarium cations react with carbonyl sulfide to form SmS + + CO in an exothermic and barrierless process. To characterize this reaction further, the bond energy of SmS + is determined in the present study using guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry. Reactions of SmS + with Xe, CO, and O 2 are examined. Results for collision-induced dissociation processes with all three molecules along with the endothermicity of the SmS + + CO → Sm + + COS exchange reaction are combined to yield D 0 (Sm + -S) = 3.37 ± 0.20 eV. The CO and O 2 reactions also yield a SmSO + product, with measured endothermicities that indicate D 0 (SSm + -O) = 3.73 ± 0.16 eV and D 0 (OSm + -S) = 1.38 ± 0.27 eV. The SmS + bond energy is compared with theoretical values characterized at several levels of theory, including CCSD(T) complete basis set extrapolations using all-electron basis sets. Multireference configuration interaction calculations with explicit spin-orbit calculations along with composite thermochemistry using the Feller-Peterson-Dixon method and all-electron basis sets were also explored for SmS + , and for comparison, SmO, SmO + , and EuO.

  5. Energy resolution measurements of LaBr3:Ce scintillating crystals with an ultra-high quantum efficiency photomultiplier tube

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    Pani, R.; Cinti, M.N.; Scafe, R.; Pellegrini, R.; Vittorini, F.; Bennati, P.; Ridolfi, S.; Lo Meo, S.; Mattioli, M.; Baldazzi, G.; Pisacane, F.; Navarria, F.; Moschini, G.; Boccaccio, P.; Orsolini Cencelli, V.; Sacco, D.

    2009-01-01

    The performance of the new prototype of high quantum efficiency PMT (43% at 380 nm), Hamamatsu R7600U-200, was studied coupled to a LaBr 3 :Ce crystal with the size of o12.5 mmx12.5 mm. The energy resolution results were compared with ones from two PMTs, Hamamatsu R7600U and R6231MOD, with 22% and 30% quantum efficiency (QE), respectively. Moreover, the photodetectors were equipped with tapered and un-tapered voltage dividers to study the non-linearity effects on pulse height distribution, due to very high peak currents induced in the PMT by the fast and intense light pulse of LaBr 3 :Ce. The results show an energy resolution improvement with UBA PMT of about 20%, in the energy range of 80-662 keV, with respect to the BA one.

  6. Crystal structures of isotypic aluminides CeRuAl and CeRhAl

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    Gribanov, A.V.; Tursina, A.I.; Grytsiv, A.V.; Murashova, E.V.; Bukhan'ko, N.G.; Rogl, P.; Seropegin, Y.D.; Giester, G.

    2008-01-01

    The crystal structures of the compounds CeRuAl and CeRhAl were studied by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Both compounds crystallize in the orthorhombic LaNiAl type with space group Pnma (No. 62) and are related to the structure types of hexagonal ZrNiAl and orthorhombic TiNiSi. Parameters for CeRuAl and CeRhAl are: a = 7.2057(2) A, b = 4.0589(1) A, c = 15.8728(5) A; R F = 0.023; a = 7.107(2) A, b = 4.2237(10) A, c = 15.965(3) A; R F 0.032, respectively

  7. Tuning Ce distribution for high performanced Nd-Ce-Fe-B sintered magnets

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    Fan, Xiaodong [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an 710048 (China); Key Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Devices, Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, Ningbo 315201 (China); Guo, Shuai; Chen, Kan; Chen, Renjie; Lee, Don [Key Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Devices, Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, Ningbo 315201 (China); You, Caiyin, E-mail: caiyinyou@xaut.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an 710048 (China); Yan, Aru, E-mail: aruyan@nimte.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Devices, Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, Ningbo 315201 (China)

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    A dual-alloy method was applied to tune the distribution of Ce for enhancing the performance of Nd-Ce-Fe-B sintered magnets with a nominal composition of (Nd{sub 0.75}Ce{sub 0.25}){sub 30.5}Fe{sub bal}Al{sub 0.1}Cu{sub 0.1}B. In comparison to the single alloy of (Nd{sub 0.75}Ce{sub 0.25}){sub 30.5}Fe{sub bal}Al{sub 0.1}Cu{sub 0.1}B, the coercivity was enhanced from 10.3 kOe to 12.1 kOe and the remanence was increased from 13.1 kG to 13.3 kG for the magnets with a dual-alloy method. In addition, the remanence temperature coefficient α and coercivity temperature coefficient β were also slightly improved for the magnet with the dual alloys. The results of microstructure characterizations show the uniform distribution of Ce for the magnet with a single alloy, and the coexistence of the Ce-rich and Ce-lean regions for the magnet with the dual alloys. In combinations with the nucleation of reversal domains and magnetic recoil curves, the property enhancement of magnets with a dual-alloy method was well explained. - Highlights: • Improved magnetic properties were obtained in dual-alloy magnet. • This is due to the tuning of Ce distribution and the change in microstructure. • The magnetic hardening effect can be observed in dual-alloy magnet.

  8. Structural and luminescence behavior of Sm{sup 3+} ions doped lead boro-telluro-phosphate glasses

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    The Sm{sup 3+} ions doped lead boro-telluro-phosphate glasses with the chemical composition 30H{sub 3}O{sub 3}+(20–x)PbO+15TeO{sub 2}+10P{sub 2}O{sub 5}+10ZnO+15BaCO{sub 3}+xSm{sub 2}O{sub 3} (x=0.05, 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 in wt%) have been prepared by a melt quenching technique and their structural and optical behavior were studied and reported. The physical properties like, refractive index, density and dielectric constant etc., have been estimated. FTIR and Raman spectral studies have been made to explore the presence of functional groups and various structural units in the prepared glasses. The formation of bridging and non-bridging oxygens of BO{sub 4}, BO{sub 3}, TeO{sub 3}, TeO{sub 6} and PbO{sub 4} structural units have been investigated. From the absorption spectra, the direct (n=1/2), indirect (n=2) band gap, band tailing parameter (B) and Urbach energy (ΔE) values were estimated. The ionic nature of the metal–ligand bond in the title glasses has been discussed. The Judd–Ofelt intensity parameters (Ω{sub λ,}λ=2, 4, and 6), oscillator strength of ƒ−ƒ electric dipole transitions and transition probability (A) have been evaluated. The predicted radiative lifetime (τ{sub rad}) and branching ratio (β{sub R}) values of the {sup 4}G{sub 5/2} excited level of the Sm{sup 3+} ions to the lower energy levels were determined and compared with the experimentally measured values. From the recorded fluorescence spectra, the strong transitions of Sm{sup 3+} ions {sup 4}G{sub 5/2}→{sup 6}H{sub 5/2} (565 nm), {sup 4}G{sub 5/2}→{sup 6}H{sub 7/2} (602 nm), {sup 4}G{sub 5/2}→{sup 6}H{sub 9/2} (648 nm) and a weak transition, {sup 4}G{sub 5/2}→{sup 6}H{sub 11/2} (709 nm) have been observed. The significant laser parameters like, gain bandwidth (σ{sub p}{sup E}×λ{sub eff}), optical gain (σ{sub p}{sup E}×τ{sub rad}) and stimulated emission cross-section (σ{sub p}{sup E}) values were estimated for the {sup 4}G{sub 5/2}→{sup 6}H{sub J} (J=5

  9. The persistence of the magnetocaloric effect in (La1-x)A(x)(0.67)Ba0.33Mn1.05O3-δ

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    Ancona-Torres, Carlos Eugenio; Pryds, Nini; Kuhn, Luise Theil

    2010-01-01

    Polycrystalline samples of (La1-xAx)0.67Ba0.33Mn1.05O3-δ, with A being a mixture of lanthanides containing 66% La, 22% Nd, 8% Pr and 4% Ce, were prepared by the glycine-nitrate method, with target compositions of x = 0, 0.33, 0.67 and 1. The effect of the mixture of lanthanides on the Curie...

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    ... services from the FRY (S&M). 585.204 Section 585.204 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to... services from the FRY (S&M). Except as otherwise authorized, no goods originating in, or services performed in, the FRY (S&M), exported from the FRY (S&M) after May 30, 1992, may be imported into the United...

  11. The fluctuating population of Sm 4f configurations in topological Kondo insulator SmB6 explored with high-resolution X-ray absorption and emission spectra.

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    Lee, Jenn-Min; Haw, Shu-Chih; Chen, Shi-Wei; Chen, Shin-Ann; Ishii, Hirofumi; Tsuei, Ku-Ding; Hiraoka, Nozomu; Liao, Yen-Fa; Lu, Kueih-Tzu; Chen, Jin-Ming

    2017-09-12

    High-resolution partial-fluorescence-yield X-ray absorption and resonant X-ray emission spectra were used to characterize the temperature dependence of Sm 4f configurations and orbital/charge degree of freedom in SmB 6 . The variation of Sm 4f configurations responds well to the formed Kondo gap, below 140 K, and an in-gap state, below 40 K. The topological in-gap state is correlated with the fluctuating population of Sm 4f configurations that arises via carrier transfer between 3d 9 4f 6 and 3d 9 4f 5 states; both states are partially delocalized, and the mediating 5d orbital plays the role of a transfer path. Complementary results shown in this work thus manifest the importance of configuration fluctuations and orbital delocalization in the topological surface state of SmB 6 .

  12. Preferential removal of Sm by evaporation from Nd-Sm mixture and its application in direct burn-up determination of spent nuclear fuel

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    Sajimol, R.; Bera, S.; Nalini, S.; Sivaraman, N.; Joseph, M.; Kumar, T.

    2016-01-01

    Rate of evaporation of Sm and Nd from their mixture was studied based on their ion intensities using thermal ionization mass spectrometry. Because of the comparatively larger evaporation rate of Sm, it was found possible to get the isotopic composition of Nd (fission product monitor) free from isobaric interference of Sm isotopes. The decrease in ion intensity of Sm was studied as a function of time and filament temperature. Based on this study, an easy and time effective method for the determination of burn-up of spent nuclear fuel was examined and the results are compared with that obtained by the conventional method. Typical burn-up value obtained for a pressurized heavy water reactor fuel dissolver solution using the direct method by preferential evaporation of Sm is: 0.84 at.%, whereas the one obtained by the use of conventional method is 0.82 at.%. In both the cases, Nd was employed as the fission product monitor. (author)

  13. Neutron scattering from α-Ce at epithermal neutron energies

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    tures (~10 K), whereas CeSn3 is an α-Ce-like (valence fluctuation) system (TK ~ 35. meV) that remains paramagnetic down to low temperatures. Figure 1 shows the magnetic response from CeIn3 at 20 K [9]. A broad, well-defined crystal field exci- tation and a central quasielastic distribution are observed in this compound.

  14. Facile hydrothermal synthesis of CeO2 nanopebbles

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    Abstract. Cerium oxide (CeO2) nanopebbles have been synthesized using a facile hydrothermal method. X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy analyses confirm the presence of CeO2 nanopebbles. XRD shows the formation of cubic fluorite CeO2 and the average particle size estimated from.

  15. High Q ceramics in the ACe{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 4} (A = Ba, Sr and Ca) system for LTCC applications

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    Surjith, A. [Microwave Materials Division, Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Department of Information Technology, Government of India, Athani P.O. Thrissur, Kerala 680 771 (India); Ratheesh, R., E-mail: ratheeshr@yahoo.com [Microwave Materials Division, Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Department of Information Technology, Government of India, Athani P.O. Thrissur, Kerala 680 771 (India)

    2013-02-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Solid state synthesis of phase pure ACe{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 4} (A = Ba, Sr and Ca) ceramics. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Structural and microstructural evaluation of the synthesized ceramic materials. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Microwave dielectric property studies of ACe{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 4} (A = Ba, Sr and Ca) ceramics. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Structure-property correlation through Laser Raman studies. - Abstract: Novel low temperature sinterable high Q ceramic systems ACe{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 4} (A = Ba, Sr and Ca) have been prepared through solid state ceramic method. The effect of ionic radii of alkaline earth cations on the structure, microstructure and microwave dielectric properties of these ceramics were studied using powder X-ray diffraction, Laser Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and Vector Network Analyzer. A structural change from monoclinic to tetragonal structure was observed while substituting Sr{sup 2+} and Ca{sup 2+} cations in place of Ba{sup 2+}. The Sr and Ca analogues possess better microwave dielectric properties compared to BaCe{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 4}. All the ceramics were well sintered below 840 Degree-Sign C with dielectric constant in the range 10.2-12.3 together with good quality factor. The SrCe{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 4} ceramic exhibits an unloaded quality factor of 6762 at 8.080662 GHz with a temperature coefficient of resonant frequency of -46 ppm/ Degree-Sign C while the CaCe{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 4} ceramic shows an unloaded quality factor of 7549 at 6.928868 GHz and a temperature coefficient of resonant frequency of -44 ppm/ Degree-Sign C.

  16. r-Sm14 - pRSETA efficacy in experimental animals

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    Ramos Celso Raul Romero

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Previous studies carried out with Sm14 in experimental vaccination against Schistosoma mansoni or Fasciola hepatica infections were performed with recombinant Sm14 (rSm14 produced in Escherichia coli by the pGEMEX system (Promega. The rSm14 was expressed as a 40 kDa fusion protein with the major bacteriophage T7 capsid protein. Vaccination experiments with this rSm14 in animal models resulted in consistent high protective activity against S. mansoni cercariae challenge and enabled rSm14 to be included among the vaccine antigens endorsed by the World Health Organization for phase I/II clinical trials. Since the preparation of pGEMEX based rSm14 is time consuming and results in low yield for large scale production, we have tested other E. coli expression systems which would be more suitable for scale up and downstream processing. We expressed two different 6XHis-tagged Sm14 fusion proteins in a T7 promoter based plasmids. The 6XHis-tag fusions allowed rapid purification of the recombinant proteins through a Ni+2-charged resin. The resulted recombinant 18 and 16 kDa proteins were recognized by anti-Sm14 antibodies and also by antiserum against adult S. mansoni soluble secreted/excreted proteins in Western-Blot. Both proteins were also protective against S. mansoni cercariae infection to the same extent as the rSm14 expressed by the pGEMEX system.

  17. Luminescence and energy transfer of Sm3+ and Eu3+ in Ca2PO4Cl

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    Wang, Zhijun; Li, Panlai; Yang, Zhiping; Guo, Qinglin

    2014-01-01

    Sm 3+ , Eu 3+ , and Sm 3+ –Eu 3+ doped Ca 2 PO 4 Cl phosphors are synthesized by a solid-state method. Ca 2 PO 4 Cl:Sm 3+ can produce red emission under the 400 nm radiation excitation, and the emission peak is located at 601 nm, which is assigned to the 4 G 5/2 → 6 H 7/2 transition of Sm 3+ . Ca 2 PO 4 Cl:Eu 3+ can create red emission under the 392 nm radiation excitation, and the strongest peak is located at 620 nm, which is attributed to the 5 D 0 → 7 F 2 transition of Eu 3+ . The energy transfer from Sm 3+ to Eu 3+ in Ca 2 PO 4 Cl has been validated and the critical distance (R c ) of Sm 3+ to Eu 3+ in Ca 2 PO 4 Cl is calculated to be 1.14 nm. With increasing Eu 3+ doping concentration, the energy transfer efficiency (Sm 3+ →Eu 3+ ) gradually increases to 53.7%. The luminescence property of Ca 2 PO 4 Cl:Sm 3+ , Eu 3+ can be tuned by properly tuning the relative ratio of Sm 3+ –Eu 3+ , and the emission intensity of Ca 2 PO 4 Cl:Eu 3+ can be greatly enhanced by codoped Sm 3+ . - Highlights: • Ca 2 PO 4 Cl:Sm 3+ , Eu 3+ can produce red emission under the 400 nm radiation excitation. • The energy transfer from Sm 3+ to Eu 3+ in Ca 2 PO 4 Cl has been validated. • The critical distance of Sm 3+ to Eu 3+ in Ca 2 PO 4 Cl is calculated to be 1.14 nm

  18. The glomerular parietal epithelial cell's responses are influenced by SM22 alpha levels.

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    Naito, Shokichi; Pippin, Jeffrey W; Shankland, Stuart J

    2014-11-06

    Studies have shown in several diseases initially affecting podocytes, that the neighboring glomerular parietal epithelial cells (PECs) are secondarily involved. The PEC response might be reparative under certain circumstances, yet injurious under others. The factors governing these are not well understood. We have shown that SM22α, an actin-binding protein considered a marker of smooth muscle differentiation, is upregulated in podocytes and PECs in several models of podocyte disease. However, the impact of SM22α levels on PECs is not known. Experimental glomerular disease, characterized by primary podocyte injury, was induced in aged-matched SM22α+/+ and SM22α-/-mice by intraperitoneal injection of sheep anti-rabbit glomeruli antibody. Immunostaining methods were employed on days 7 and 14 of disease. The number of PEC transition cells, defined as cells co-expressing a PEC protein (PAX2) and podocyte protein (Synaptopodin) was higher in diseased SM22α-/-mice compared with SM22α+/+mice. WT1 staining along Bowman's capsule is higher in diseased SM22α-/-mice. This was accompanied by increased PEC proliferation (measured by ki-67 staining), and an increase in immunostaining for the progenitor marker NCAM, in a subpopulation of PECs in diseased SM22α-/-mice. In addition, immunostaining for vimentin and alpha smooth muscle actin, markers of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), was lower in diseased SM22α-/-mice compared to diseased SM22α+/+mice. SM22α levels may impact how PECs respond following a primary podocyte injury in experimental glomerular disease. Absent/lower levels favor an increase in PEC transition cells and PECs expressing a progenitor marker, and a lower EMT rate compared to SM22α+/+mice, where SM22 levels are markedly increased in PECs.

  19. Metamagnetism in Ce (Ga, Al) 2

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    Strongly Correlated Electron Systems Volume 58 Issue 5-6 May-June 2002 pp 769-771 ... 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 ...

  20. Highlights of the SM Physics at the LHC

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    Yang, Haijun; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    This talk shows the recent highlights of the SM physics from the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the LHC. It includes the precision measurements of diboson, triboson, vector boson scattering, and indirect search for new physics via anomalous triple/quartic gauge boson couplings etc. Some latest results from LHC Run2 @ 13 TeV will also be presented. The talk was invited to present at the 5th KIAS Workshop on Particle Physics and Cosmology in Seoul on November 9-13, 2015.

  1. Area SM12/SD12 - Reintegrated into the Meyrin Site

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    Area SM12/SD12 near the Saint-Genis-Pouilly roundabout will be reintegrated into the Meyrin Site on Friday, 8 July at 2.00 p.m. From this date the area concerned will be accessible exclusively via the Route Siegbahn. The gate onto the main road RD 984 will be used exclusively for the exceptional loads of the LHC dipole cryomagnets under conditions laid down by the relevant authorities. Relations with the Host States Service and TS-IC Group

  2. Thermodynamic stability studies of Ce-Sb compounds with Fe

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    Xie, Yi; Zhang, Jinsuo; Benson, Michael T.; Mariani, Robert D.

    2018-02-01

    Lanthanide fission products can migrate to the fuel periphery and react with cladding, causing fuel-cladding chemical interaction (FCCI). Adding a fuel additive dopant, such as Sb, can bind lanthanide, such as Ce, into metallic compounds and thus prevent migration. The present study focuses on the thermodynamic stability of Ce-Sb compounds when in contact with the major cladding constituent Fe by conducting diffusion couple tests. Ce-Sb compounds have shown high thermodynamic stability as they did not react with Fe. When Fe-Sb compounds contacted with Ce, Sb was separated out of Fe-Sb compounds and formed the more stable Ce-Sb compounds.

  3. Itinerant f-electron behavior in Ce and U compounds

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    Crabtree, G.W.

    1985-04-01

    The experimentally observed Fermi surface properties in URh 3 , UIr 3 , UGe 3 , CeSn 3 , CeB 6 , U 3 As 4 , U 3 P 4 , and CeSb are reviewed. For the compounds with no magnetic order, band structure models of the Fermi surface geometry are confirmed and f-ligand hybridization is found to be dominant. For CeB 6 , U 3 As 4 , and U 3 P 4 the experiments show that both local moments and f hybridization are important. In CeSb new data can be explained by a purely local model with no f-hybridization

  4. Spin reorientation and Ce-Mn coupling in antiferromagnetic oxypnictide CeMnAsO

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    Vaknin, David; Zhang, Qiang; Peterson, Spencer; Dennis, Kevin; Tian, Wei

    2015-03-01

    Structure and complex magnetic properties of CeMnAsO, a parent compound of the ``1111''-type oxypnictides, have been investigated using neutron powder diffraction and magnetization measurements. Whereas there is no structural transition from the P4/nmm tetragonal phase below 420 K, CeMnAsO undergoes a C-type antiferromagnetic order with Mn2+ (S = 5 / 2) moments pointing along the c-axis below a relatively high Néel temperature of TN = 345 K. Below TSR = 35 K, two instantaneous transitions occur where the Mn moments reorient to the ab-plane preserving the C-type magnetic order, and Ce moments undergo long-range AFM ordering with moments in the ab-plane. Another transition to a noncollinear magnetic structure occurs below 7 K. We find that CeMnAsO primarily falls into the category of a local-moment antiferromagnetic insulator in which the nearest-neighbor interaction (J1) is dominant. The spin reorientation transition driven by the coupling between rare earth Ce and transition metal seems to be common to Mn, Fe and Cr ion,but not to Co and Ni ions in the iso-structural oxypnictides. Supported by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, US-DOE, Number DE-AC02-07CH11358.

  5. 133 Ba+: a new ion qubit

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    Christensen, Justin; Hucul, David; Campbell, Wesley; Hudson, Eric

    2017-04-01

    133 Ba+ combines many of the advantages of commonly used trapped ion qubits. 133Ba+ has a nuclear spin 1/2, allowing for a robust hyperfine qubit with simple state preparation and readout. The existence of long-lived metastable D-states and a lack of low-lying F-states simplifies shelving, which will allow high fidelity state detection. The visible wavelength optical transitions enable the use of high-power lasers, low-loss fibers, high quantum efficiency detectors, and other optical technologies developed for visible wavelength light. Furthermore, background-free qubit readout, where the readout is insensitive to laser scatter, is possible in 133Ba+, and simplifies its use in small ion traps and the study of ions near surfaces. We report progress on realizing this qubit. We load barium ions into an ion trap using thermal ionization from a platinum ribbon. We experimentally demonstrate the isotopic purification of large numbers of barium ions using laser heating and cooling along with mass filtering to produce isotopically pure chains of any naturally-occurring barium isotope. This purification process has allowed us to laser cool rare, naturally-occurring barium isotopes 132Ba+and130Ba+, and we report the isotope shifts from 138Ba+ of the P1/2 to D3/2 transitions near 650 nm for the first time. In addition, we have developed an ion gun to produce high luminosity ion beams with adjustable mean kinetic energy by combining a surface ionization source and ion optics.

  6. Geometry of the valence transition induced surface reconstruction of Sm(0001)

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    Lundgren, E.; Andersen, J.N.; Nyholm, R.; Torrelles, X.; Rius, J.; Delin, A.; Grechnev, A.; Eriksson, O.; Konvicka, C.; Schmid, M.; Varga, P.

    2002-06-01

    We present a structural determination of the surface reconstruction of the Sm(001) surface using surface x-ray diffraction, scanning tunneling microscopy, and ab initio calculations. The reconstruction is associated with a large (22%) expansion of the atomic radius for the top monolayer surface Sm atoms. The mechanism driving the surface reconstruction in Sm is unique among all elements and is connected to the strong correlations of the 4f electrons in Sm and the intermediate valence observed in certain Sm compounds. The atoms constituting the top monolayer of Sm(0001) have vastly different chemical properties compared to the layer underneath and behave as if they were an adsorbate of a different chemical species. (author)

  7. Study on the Characteristics of Ag Doped CuO-BaTiO3 CO2 Sensors

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    Jinhuai Liu

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the characteristics of a CuO-BaTiO3 based CO2 gas sensor was investigated. The sensitivity of the CuO-BaTiO3 based CO2 sensor was influenced by doping various metal elements such as Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, Ce, Mg, Sr, La, Zn, Fe and Bi, which were added as a pure metal or in the form of metal oxides. It was found that Ag is the most suitable additive among all substances tested. The Ag-doped CO2 gas sensor has better sensitivity and lower operating temperature, with a detection concentration range of from 100 ppm to 10%. The sensor also shows good stability.

  8. [Effects of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on the Growth and Ce Uptake of Maize Grown in Ce-contaminated Soils].

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    Wang, Fang; Guo, Weil; Ma, Peng-kun; Pan, Liang; Zhang, Jun

    2016-01-15

    A greenhouse pot experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi Glomus aggregatum (GA) and Funneliformis mosseae (FM) on AM colonization rate, biomass, nutrient uptake, C: N: P stoichiometric and Ce uptake and transport by maize (Zea mays L.) grown in soils with different levels of Ce-contaminated (100, 500 and 1000 mg x kg(-1)). The aim was to provide basic data and technical support for the treatment of soils contaminated by rare earth elements. The results indicated that symbiotic associations were successfully established between the two isolates and maize, and the average AM colonization rate ranged from 7. 12% to 74.47%. The increasing concentration of Ce in soils significantly decreased the mycorrhizal colonization rate, biomass, nutrition contents and transport rate of Ce from root to shoot of maize, and significantly increased C: P and N: P ratios and Ce contents in shoot and root of maize. Both AM fungi inoculations promoted the growth of maize, but the promoting role of FM was more significant than that of GA in severe Ce-contaminated soils. There were no significant differences in the growth of maize between two AM fungi in mild and moderate Ce-contaminated soils. Inoculation with AM fungi significantly improved nutritional status of maize by increasing nutrient uptake and decreasing C: N: P ratios. GA was more efficient than FM in enhancing nutrient uptake in mild and moderate Ce-contaminated soils, while FM was more efficient in severe Ce-contaminated soils. Moreover, inoculation with AM fungi significantly increased Ce contents of shoot and root in mild Ce-contaminated soils, but had no significant effect on Ce contents of maize in moderate and severe Ce-contaminated soils, and promoted the transport of Ce from root to shoot. The experiment demonstrates that AM fungi can alleviate toxic effects of Ce on plants and have a potential role in the phytoremediation of soils contaminated by rare earth elements.

  9. CDCC calculations of fusion of 6Li with targets 144Sm and 154Sm: effect of resonance states

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    Gómez Camacho, A.; Lubian, J.; Zhang, H. Q.; Zhou, Shan-Gui

    2017-12-01

    Continuum Discretized Coupled-Channel (CDCC) model calculations of total, complete and incomplete fusion cross sections for reactions of the weakly bound 6Li with 144,154Sm targets at energies around the Coulomb barrier are presented. In the cluster structure frame of 6Li→α+d, short-range absorption potentials are considered for the interactions between the ground state of the projectile 6Li and α-d fragments with the target. In order to separately calculate complete and incomplete fusion and to reduce double-counting, the corresponding absorption potentials are chosen to be of different range. Couplings to low-lying excited states 2+, 3- of 144Sm and 2+, 4+ of 154Sm are included. So, the effect on total fusion from the excited states of the target is investigated. Similarly, the effect on fusion due to couplings to resonance breakup states of 6Li, namely, l=2, J π =3+,2+,1+ is also calculated. The latter effect is determined by using two approaches, (a) by considering only resonance state couplings and (b) by omitting these states from the full discretized energy space. Among other things, it is found that both resonance and non-resonance continuum breakup couplings produce fusion suppression at all the energies considered. A. Gómez Camacho from CONACYT, México, J. Lubian from CNPq, FAPERJ, Pronex, Brazil. S.G.Z was partly supported by the NSF of China (11120101005, 11275248, 11525524, 11621131001, 11647601, 11711540016), 973 Program of China (2013CB834400) and the Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences of CAS. H.Q.Z. from NSF China (11375266)

  10. A nanocrystalline Sm-Co compound for high-temperature permanent magnets.

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    Zhang, Zhexu; Song, Xiaoyan; Qiao, Yinkai; Xu, Wenwu; Zhang, Jiuxing; Seyring, Martin; Rettenmayr, Markus

    2013-03-21

    The inherently high magnetic anisotropy and nanoscale grain size in a Sm5Co19 compound result in an intrinsic coercivity far higher than those of known Sm-Co compounds prior to orientation treatment. The combination of ultrahigh intrinsic coercivity, high Curie temperature and low coercivity temperature coefficient of nanocrystalline Sm5Co19 as a single phase material shows it to be a very promising compound to develop outstanding high-temperature permanent magnets.

  11. Synthesis and DNA interaction of a Sm(III) complex of a Schiff base ...

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    The interaction between the Sm(III) complex of an ionic Schiff base [HL]-, derived from vanillin and L-tryptophan, and herring sperm DNA at physiological pH (7.40) has been studied by UV-Vis absorption, fluorescence and viscosity methods. The binding ratios nSm(III) : nK[HL] = 1:1 and nSm(III)L: nDNA =5:1 were confirmed ...

  12. Cytostatic resistance profile of the sulfur mustard resistant keratinocyte cell line HaCaT/SM.

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    Schmidt, Annette; Wolf, Markus; Rothmiller, Simone; Worek, Franz; Steinritz, Dirk; Thiermann, Horst

    2018-03-15

    The cell line HaCaT/SM was developed as a sulfur mustard (SM) resistant cell line from the human keratinocyte cell line HaCaT. This cell line was established to learn more about the effect of SM and possible therapeutic approaches to counteract the cytotoxic effects of SM. The aim of this study was to clarify whether the SM-resistant cell line HaCaT/SM exhibit also resistance to other alkylating agents or cytotoxic drugs with different mechanism of action. The chemosensitivity of SM-resistant human keratinocyte cell line HaCaT/SM and the original cell line HaCaT were tested using the XTT assay. Nine cytotoxic drugs from five different substance groups were investigated. HaCaT/SM showed a significant increase in resistance against all tested drugs. From the substance class of the alkylating agents, HaCaT/SM showed the strongest resistance increase against chlorambucil (1.7 fold increase). Whereas over all substances strongest increase was observed against cisplatin (5.1 fold increase). The highest resistance was observed for cisplatin. The SM resistant cells revealed changes in the miRNA profile as described before. The resistance to cisplatin is also connected to a specific miRNA profile. Interestingly, changes of miRNA-203 and miRNA-21 levels were found in HaCaT/SM as well as in cisplatin resistant cells. It is therefore conceivable that the same resistance pathways are involved for both substances. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Enhanced protective efficacy of a chimeric form of the schistosomiasis vaccine antigen Sm-TSP-2.

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    Full Text Available The large extracellular loop of the Schistosoma mansoni tetraspanin, Sm-TSP-2, when fused to a thioredoxin partner and formulated with Freund's adjuvants, has been shown to be an efficacious vaccine against murine schistosomiasis. Moreover, Sm-TSP-2 is uniquely recognised by IgG(1 and IgG(3 from putatively resistant individuals resident in S. mansoni endemic areas in Brazil. In the present study, we expressed Sm-TSP-2 at high yield and in soluble form in E. coli without the need for a solubility enhancing fusion partner. We also expressed in E. coli a chimera called Sm-TSP-2/5B, which consisted of Sm-TSP-2 fused to the immunogenic 5B region of the hookworm aspartic protease and vaccine antigen, Na-APR-1. Sm-TSP-2 formulated with alum/CpG showed significant reductions in adult worm and liver egg burdens in two separate murine schistosomiasis challenge studies. Sm-TSP-2/5B afforded significantly greater protection than Sm-TSP-2 alone when both antigens were formulated with alum/CpG. The enhanced protection obtained with the chimeric fusion protein was associated with increased production of anti-Sm-TSP-2 antibodies and IL-4, IL-10 and IFN-γ from spleen cells of vaccinated animals. Sera from 666 individuals from Brazil who were infected with S. mansoni were screened for potentially deleterious IgE responses to Sm-TSP-2. Anti-Sm-TSP-2 IgE to this protein was not detected (also shown previously for Na-APR-1, suggesting that the chimeric antigen Sm-TSP-2/5B could be used to safely and effectively vaccinate people in areas where schistosomes and hookworms are endemic.

  14. Sm2Fe17Nx: Site and valence of the interstitial nitrogen (abstract)

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    Mishra, R.K.; Capehart, T.W.; Pinkerton, F.E.

    1991-01-01

    The discovery that nitriding Sm 2 Fe 17 greatly enhances its Curie temperatures and the magnetic anisotropy, making it potentially attractive for permanent magnet applications, has intensified research efforts to understand the physical and chemical properties of this material. In this work we have combined x-ray diffraction, x-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES), and extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) to determine the position and valence of the nitrogen atoms in the expanded Sm 2 Fe 17 lattice following nitriding. The XANES from the Sm L 3 edge and Fe K edge of Sm 2 Fe 17 before and after nitriding reveals that the valences of both Sm and Fe are unchanged. This implies that the nitrogen is incorporated covalently into this material, i.e., there is no net charge transfer between the N atoms and the Sm or Fe. From the observed changes in the Sm EXAFS, we determine the changes in the local Sm environment produced by nitriding. It is determined that in Sm 2 Fe 17 N x there are 2.8±1.0 nitrogen atoms at a distance of 0.254 nm from the Sm site. X-ray diffraction patterns of the Sm 2 Fe 17 before and after nitriding show the original Th 2 Zn 17 lattice expands such that c and a lattice parameters change from 1.2435 and 0.8548 nm to 1.2639 and 0.8731 nm, respectively. The above valence, coordination number, Sm-N distance, and lattice parameters are consistent with N atoms occupying the 9(e) interstitial sites of the expanded lattice

  15. SM30 protein function during sea urchin larval spicule formation.

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    Wilt, Fred; Killian, Christopher E; Croker, Lindsay; Hamilton, Patricia

    2013-08-01

    A central issue in better understanding the process of biomineralization is to elucidate the function of occluded matrix proteins present in mineralized tissues. A potent approach to addressing this issue utilizes specific inhibitors of expression of known genes. Application of antisense oligonucleotides that specifically suppress translation of a given mRNA are capable of causing aberrant biomineralization, thereby revealing, at least in part, a likely function of the protein and gene under investigation. We have applied this approach to study the possible function(s) of the SM30 family of proteins, which are found in spicules, teeth, spines, and tests of Strongylocentrotus purpuratus as well as other euechinoid sea urchins. It is possible using the anti-SM30 morpholino-oligonucleotides (MO's) to reduce the level of these proteins to very low levels, yet the development of skeletal spicules in the embryo shows little or no aberration. This surprising result requires re-thinking about the role of these, and possibly other occluded matrix proteins. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. SM-ROM-GL (Strong Motion Romania Ground Level Database

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    Ioan Sorin BORCIA

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The SM-ROM-GL database includes data obtained by the processing of records performed at ground level by the Romanian seismic networks, namely INCERC, NIEP, NCSRR and ISPH-GEOTEC, during recent seismic events with moment magnitude Mw ≥ 5 and epicenters located in Romania. All the available seismic records were re-processed using the same basic software and the same procedures and options (filtering and baseline correction, in order to obtain a consistent dataset. The database stores computed parameters of seismic motions, i.e. peak values: PGA, PGV, PGD, effective peak values: EPA, EPV, EPD, control periods, spectral values of absolute acceleration, relative velocity and relative displacement, as well as of instrumental intensity (as defined bz Sandi and Borcia in 2011. The fields in the database include: coding of seismic events, stations and records, a number of associated fields (seismic event source parameters, geographical coordinates of seismic stations, links to the corresponding ground motion records, charts of the response spectra of absolute acceleration, relative velocity, relative displacement and instrumental intensity, as well as some other representative parameters of seismic motions. The conception of the SM-ROM-GL database allows for an easy maintenance; such that elementary knowledge of Microsoft Access 2000 is sufficient for its operation.

  17. Magnetotransport in nanocrystalline SmB6 thin films

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    Jie Yong

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available SmB6 has been predicted to be a prototype of topological Kondo insulator (TKI but its direct experimental evidence as a TKI is still lacking to date. Here we report on our search for the signature of a topological surface state and investigation of the effect of disorder on transport properties in nanocrystalline SmB6 thin films through longitudinal magnetoresistance and Hall coefficient measurements. The magnetoresistance (MR at 2 K is positive and linear (LPMR at low field and become negative and quadratic at higher field. While the negative part is understood from the reduction of the hybridization gap due to Zeeman splitting, the positive dependence is similar to what is observed in other topological insulators (TI. We conclude that the LPMR is a characteristic of TI and is related to the linear dispersion near the Dirac cone. The Hall resistance shows a sign change around 50K. It peaks and becomes nonlinear around 10 K then decreases below 10 K. This indicates that carriers with opposite signs emerge below 50 K. These properties indicate that the surface states are robust and probably topological in our nanocrystalline films.

  18. NaF-CaF2-BaF2-BaMoO4 system

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    Verdiev, N.N.; Gasanaliev, A.M.

    1986-01-01

    Stable tetrahedron NaF-CaF 2 -BaF 2 -BaMoO 4 of a mutual quaternary system Na, Ca, Ba parallel F, MoO 4 was investigated. The investigations were carried on using differential thermal (DTA), X-ray phase (RPA) and visual-polythermal (VPM) analyses. A quaternary eutectic point found as a result of the investigations performed is characterized with relatively low melting temperature and considerable content of barium molybdates which permits to refer it to perspective compositions for electrodeposition of molybdenum

  19. The QCD/SM Working Group: Summary Report

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    Dobbs, M.

    2004-01-01

    Among the many physics processes at TeV hadron colliders, we look most eagerly for those that display signs of the Higgs boson or of new physics. We do so however amid an abundance of processes that proceed via Standard Model (SM) and in particular Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) interactions, and that are interesting in their own right. Good knowledge of these processes is required to help us distinguish the new from the known. Their theoretical and experimental study teaches us at the same time more about QCD/SM dynamics, and thereby enables us to further improve such distinctions. This is important because it is becoming increasingly clear that the success of finding and exploring Higgs boson physics or other New Physics at the Tevatron and LHC will depend significantly on precise understanding of QCD/SM effects for many observables. To improve predictions and deepen the study of QCD/SM signals and backgrounds was therefore the ambition for our QCD/SM working group at this Les Houches workshop. Members of the working group made significant progress towards this on a number of fronts. A variety of tools were further developed, from methods to perform higher order perturbative calculations or various types of resummation, to improvements in the modeling of underlying events and parton showers. Furthermore, various precise studies of important specific processes were conducted. A significant part of the activities in Les Houches revolved around Monte Carlo simulation of collision events. A number of contributions in this report reflect the progress made in this area. At present a large number of Monte Carlo programs exist, each written with a different purpose and employing different techniques. Discussions in Les Houches revealed the need for an accessible primer on Monte Carlo programs, featuring a listing of various codes, each with a short description, but also providing a low-level explanation of the underlying methods. This primer has now been compiled and a

  20. The QCD/SM working group: Summary report

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    Dobbs, Matt; Frixione, S.; Laenen, E.; De Roeck, A.; Tollefson, K.; Andersen, J.; Balazs, C.; Banfi, A.; Bernreuther, W.; Binoth, T.; Brandenburg, A.; Buttar, C.; Cao, C-H.; Cruz, A.; Dawson, I.; DelDuca, V.; Drollinger, V.; Dudko, L.; Eynck, T.; Field, R.; Grazzini, M.; Guillet, J.P.; Heinrich, G.; Huston, J.; Kauer, N.; Kidonakis, N.; Kulesza, A.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Magnea, L.; Mahmoudi, F.; Maina, E.; Maltoni, F.; Nolten, M.; Moraes, A.; Moretti, S.; Mrenna, S.; Nagy, Z.; Olness, F.; Puljak, I.; Ross, D.A.; Sabio-Vera, A.; Salam, G.P.; Sherstnev, A.; Si, Z.G.; Sjostrand, T.; Skands, P.; Thome, E.; Trocsanyi, Z.; Uwer, P.; Weinzierl, S.; Yuan, C.P.; Zanderighi,G.; Zanderighi, G.

    2004-04-09

    Among the many physics processes at TeV hadron colliders, we look most eagerly for those that display signs of the Higgs boson or of new physics. We do so however amid an abundance of processes that proceed via Standard Model (SM) and in particular Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) interactions, and that are interesting in their own right. Good knowledge of these processes is required to help us distinguish the new from the known. Their theoretical and experimental study teaches us at the same time more about QCD/SM dynamics, and thereby enables us to further improve such distinctions. This is important because it is becoming increasingly clear that the success of finding and exploring Higgs boson physics or other New Physics at the Tevatron and LHC will depend significantly on precise understanding of QCD/SM effects for many observables. To improve predictions and deepen the study of QCD/SM signals and backgrounds was therefore the ambition for our QCD/SM working group at this Les Houches workshop. Members of the working group made significant progress towards this on a number of fronts. A variety of tools were further developed, from methods to perform higher order perturbative calculations or various types of resummation, to improvements in the modeling of underlying events and parton showers. Furthermore, various precise studies of important specific processes were conducted. A significant part of the activities in Les Houches revolved around Monte Carlo simulation of collision events. A number of contributions in this report reflect the progress made in this area. At present a large number of Monte Carlo programs exist, each written with a different purpose and employing different techniques. Discussions in Les Houches revealed the need for an accessible primer on Monte Carlo programs, featuring a listing of various codes, each with a short description, but also providing a low-level explanation of the underlying methods. This primer has now been compiled and a

  1. Processing effects on the magnetostrictive and physical properties of SmFe2/metal composites

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    Pinkerton, F. E.; Capehart, T. W.; Herbst, J. F.; Brewer, E. G.; Murphy, C. B.

    1998-06-01

    Hot pressed SmFe2/Fe and SmFe2/Al composites combine the large magnetostriction of SmFe2 with the mechanical robustness of the Fe or Al matrix. Here we report the dependence of the magnetostriction, density, and mechanical hardness on processing parameters, specifically on the SmFe2 volume fill fraction and the consolidation temperature. The magnetostriction increases monotonically with increasing SmFe2 content, but both the density and hardness decrease; low fill fraction composites are within 10% of theoretical density and have hardnesses of 40-85 Rockwell B, whereas hot pressed SmFe2 powder alone has high porosity (exceeding 30%) and is too soft to register on the Rockwell B hardness scale. The best combination of properties lies in the range of 40%-60% SmFe2. Similar competition between magnetostriction and physical properties is observed as a function of the temperature used to consolidate the samples. The magnetostriction falls slowly as the hot press temperature increases, probably as a result of chemical reaction between the SmFe2 phase and the matrix metal. On the other hand, higher temperature improves the consolidation, resulting in higher density and hardness. These results demonstrate that the magnetostrictive and physical properties of SmFe2 composites can be tailored by adjusting the fill fraction and processing temperature.

  2. Low temperature preparation and superconductivity of F-doped SmFeAsO

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    Chen, Y.L.; Cui, Y.J. [Key Laboratory of Magnetic Levitation Technologies 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. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052 NSW (Australia); Yang, Y.; Wang, L.; Li, Y.C.; Zhang, Y. [Key Laboratory of Magnetic Levitation Technologies and Maglev Trains (Ministry of Education of China), Superconductivity R and D Center (SRDC), Mail Stop 165, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610031 (China); Zhao, Y., E-mail: yzhao@swjtu.edu.c [Key Laboratory of Magnetic Levitation Technologies and Maglev Trains (Ministry of Education of China), Superconductivity R and D Center (SRDC), Mail Stop 165, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610031 (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052 NSW (Australia)

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    A low temperature (1100 deg. C) process of preparing F-doped SmFeAsO samples has been developed using SmF{sub 3} with nanometer scale as the source of fluorine. A series of the SmFeAsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x} (x = 0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, 0.25, 0.3) samples have been prepared using the present method. Compared with previous reports, the present SmF{sub 3} is more effective to introduce F into SmFeAsO system in which a transition temperature of 39 K can be observed when x = 0.05. The superconductivity is definitely enhanced with the increasing F-doping level. All the samples presented to be layered structure and the crystal particle size is about three times larger with sintering time increasing from 36 h to 48 h. Except for the nanometer scale of SmF{sub 3}, the flux effect of SmF{sub 3} is recognized to be another reason for the decrease of the sintering temperature. Further more, a relatively large amount of SmF{sub 3} was also employed in the raw materials to introduce excessive F and this has induced higher T{sub c} (55 K) in SmFeAsO{sub 0.8}F{sub 0.2+{delta}}system.

  3. The electrodeposition of 149Sm targets for (n,α) studies

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    Ingelbrecht, C.; Ambeck-Madsen, J.; Teipel, K.; Robouch, P.; Arana, G.; Pomme, S.

    1999-01-01

    A method of electrodeposition from ethanol was developed for the production of 149 Sm targets of area 50x60 mm 2 to be used for (n,α) experiments. Targets of 60 μg cm -2 Sm were obtained with a Sm yield of 50% and a Sm mass fraction of 35% after calcination of the layers at 450 deg. C. Target substrates were 20 μm aluminium foils mounted on brass frames. A water cooling jig was constructed to protect the glue used for mounting during the calcination process. The layers were characterized by inductively coupled plasma source mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and by neutron activation analysis (NAA)

  4. Development of the sulfur mustard resistant keratinocyte cell line HaCaT/SM.

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    Schmidt, Annette; Steinritz, Dirk; Thiermann, Horst

    2016-02-26

    Pairs of corresponding cytotoxic drug sensitive and resistant cell lines are powerful tools to develop treatment strategies. Developing cytotoxic drug resistant cell lines is a well-established method in cancer research. In more than fifty years of sulfur mustard (SM) resistant research such a cell pair has never been produced. Hereinafter we describe the first successful approach to develop a SM resistant keratinocyte cell line. Starting with the SM sensitive keratinocyte cell line HaCaT we used a strategy of continuous exposure with gradually increased concentrations. Cells were cultured in total for more than 40 months starting with an initial concentration of 0.07μM SM twice a week up to a final concentration of 7.2μM SM. The achieved cell line HaCaT/SM had an LC50 resistance increase of 4.7-fold and an LC90 increase of 8.2-fold. Hereinafter we demonstrate the production of the first sulfur mustard (SM) resistant cell line. The new achieved cell line called HaCaT/SM is able to tolerate a continuous exposure of an SM concentration, which is associated with an inhibitory effect of 93% within the original HaCaT cells, which were used as starting point. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Electrodeposition of Sm–Co film with high Sm content from aqueous solution

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    Long, Xiong-fei; Guo, Guang-hua; Li, Xin-hua; Xia, Qing-lin; Zhang, Jin-fang

    2013-01-01

    Sm–Co films with high Sm content were electrodeposited by potentiostat technique from the aqueous solution containing glycine as a complexing agent. The Cyclic Voltammetry measurements showed that the glycine plays a crucial role in the electrodeposition of Sm–Co films. The forming of stable complex [Co II Sm III (Gly − ) 2 (HGly ± )] 3+ facilitated the codeposition of Sm with Co at relatively low potential, which made it possible to fabricate the Sm–Co films with high Sm content. The Sm–Co film with 43 at.% Sm had been obtained. X-ray diffraction showed that the as-deposited Sm–Co films were amorphous. After annealing at 600 °C for 2 h in Ar atmosphere, the films became crystalline and the permanent Sm 2 Co 17 phase was formed, which significantly enhanced the coercivity of the films. - Highlights: • The Sm–Co film with high Sm content is electrodeposited from aqueous solutions. • The addition of glycine facilitates the codeposition of Sm with Co at relatively low potential. • The Sm 2 Co 17 phase is formed in the annealed Sm–Co film

  6. β-decay spectroscopy of neutron-rich 160,161,162Sm isotopes

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    Patel Z.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Neutron-rich 160,161,162Sm isotopes have been populated at the RIBF, RIKEN via β first time. β-coincident γ rays were observed in all three isotopes including γ rays from the isomeric decay of 160Sm and 162Sm. The isomers in 160Sm and 162Sm have previously been observed but have been populated via β decay for the first time. The isomeric state in 162Sm is assigned a 4−v72+[ 633 ]⊗v12−[ 521 ]${4^ - }v{{7 \\over 2}^ + }\\left[ {633} \\right] \\otimes v{{1 \\over 2}^ - }\\left[ {521} \\right]$ configuration based on the decay pattern. The level schemes of 160Sm and 162Sm are presented. The ground states in the parent nuclei 160Pm and 162Pm are both assigned a 6−v72+[633]⊗π52−[532]${6^ - }v{{7 \\over 2}^ + }\\left[ {633} \\right] \\otimes \\pi {{5 \\over 2}^ - }\\left[ {532} \\right]$ configuration based on the population of states in the daughter nuclei. Blocked BCS calculations were performed to further investigate the spin-parities of the ground states in 160Pm, 161Pm, and 162Pm, and the isomeric state in 162Sm

  7. Microstructure of Sm-Fe-V alloys around the compound sm3 (Fe, V)29 and their magnetic properties after nitriding

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    Sugimoto, Satoshi; Shimono, Tomoyasu; Nakamura, Hajime; Book, David; Kagotani, Toshio; Okada, Masuo; Homma, Motofumi

    1996-01-01

    This paper describes phase relations in the Sm-Fe-V system, especially around the compound Sm 3 (Fe,V) 29 , the effects of additional elements (co and Zr) on the phase relations of this system, and the magnetic properties of these alloy powders after nitriding. Isothermal sections of the ion-rich corner of the Sm-Fe-V system were constructed from X-ray diffraction studies and microstructural observations α (Fe,V), γ (Fe,V),Sm 2 (Fe,V) 17 , Sm (Fe,V) 12 and liquid phases are present near the Sm 3 (Fe,V) 29 compound after annealing at 1100 deg C. However, nearly single phase Sm 3 (Fe,V) 29 can be obtained with an alloy of composition Sm 9.5 Fe 83 . 5 V 7 . The solid solubility of Sm in the Sm 3 (Fe, V) 29 compound is very small, but that of V is in the range 5.6 at% to 9.2%. The liquid phase region expands into the lower V content region with increasing annealing temperature, leading to a decreasing V content in the Sm (Fe,V) 12 compound at high temperatures. However no noticeable phase change due to heat treatment was observed in the Sm-Fe-V ternary alloy system. In the Co and Zr added alloys heat-treated at temperatures above 1150 deg C, the hexagonal Th 2 Ni 17 -type phase, which was not observed in the ternary alloys, is present as the main phase. This Th 2 Ni 17 -type phase transforms into a Tb Cu 7 type phase after annealing at 800 deg C. However, in the alloy homogenized at 1150 deg C for 20 h, cooled to 1120 deg C and then kept at this temperature for 10 h, a Th 2 Zn 17 -type phase precipitates in the Th 2 Ni 17 -type matrix phase. The coercivities of these alloys after nitriding were not greatly changed by these heat treatments, with a typical value of around 40 Am -1 . (author)

  8. DNA Vaccine Encoding the Chimeric Form of Schistosoma mansoni Sm-TSP2 and Sm29 Confers Partial Protection against Challenge Infection.

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    Gonçalves de Assis, Natan Raimundo; Batistoni de Morais, Suellen; Figueiredo, Bárbara Castro Pimentel; Ricci, Natasha Delaqua; de Almeida, Leonardo Augusto; da Silva Pinheiro, Carina; Martins, Vicente de Paulo; Oliveira, Sergio Costa

    2015-01-01

    Schistosomiasis is an important parasitic disease worldwide that affects more than 207 million people in 76 countries and causes approximately 250,000 deaths per year. The best long-term strategy to control schistosomiasis is through immunization combined with drug treatment. Due to the ability of DNA vaccines to generate humoral and cellular immune responses, such vaccines are considered a promising approach against schistosomiasis. Sm29 and tetraspanin-2 (Sm-TSP2) are two proteins that are located in the S. mansoni tegument of adult worms and schistosomula and induce high levels of protection through recombinant protein immunization. In this study, we transfected BHK-21 cells with plasmids encoding Sm29, Sm-TSP2 or a chimera containing both genes. Using RT-PCR analysis and western blot, we confirmed that the DNA vaccine constructs were transcribed and translated, respectively, in BHK-21 cells. After immunization of mice, we evaluated the reduction in worm burden. We observed worm burden reductions of 17-22%, 22%, 31-32% and 24-32% in animals immunized with the pUMVC3/Sm29, pUMVC3/SmTSP-2, pUMVC3/Chimera and pUMVC3/Sm29 + pUMVC3/SmTSP-2 plasmids, respectively. We evaluated the humoral response elicited by DNA vaccines, and animals immunized with pUMVC3/Sm29 and pUMVC3/Sm29 + pUMVC3/SmTSP-2 showed higher titers of anti-Sm29 antibodies. The cytokine profile produced by the spleen cells of immunized mice was then evaluated. We observed higher production of Th1 cytokines, such as TNF-α and IFN-γ, in vaccinated mice and no significant production of IL-4 and IL-5. The DNA vaccines tested in this study showed the ability to generate a protective immune response against schistosomiasis, probably through the production of Th1 cytokines. However, future strategies aiming to optimize the protective response induced by a chimeric DNA construct need to be developed.

  9. DNA Vaccine Encoding the Chimeric Form of Schistosoma mansoni Sm-TSP2 and Sm29 Confers Partial Protection against Challenge Infection.

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    Natan Raimundo Gonçalves de Assis

    Full Text Available Schistosomiasis is an important parasitic disease worldwide that affects more than 207 million people in 76 countries and causes approximately 250,000 deaths per year. The best long-term strategy to control schistosomiasis is through immunization combined with drug treatment. Due to the ability of DNA vaccines to generate humoral and cellular immune responses, such vaccines are considered a promising approach against schistosomiasis. Sm29 and tetraspanin-2 (Sm-TSP2 are two proteins that are located in the S. mansoni tegument of adult worms and schistosomula and induce high levels of protection through recombinant protein immunization. In this study, we transfected BHK-21 cells with plasmids encoding Sm29, Sm-TSP2 or a chimera containing both genes. Using RT-PCR analysis and western blot, we confirmed that the DNA vaccine constructs were transcribed and translated, respectively, in BHK-21 cells. After immunization of mice, we evaluated the reduction in worm burden. We observed worm burden reductions of 17-22%, 22%, 31-32% and 24-32% in animals immunized with the pUMVC3/Sm29, pUMVC3/SmTSP-2, pUMVC3/Chimera and pUMVC3/Sm29 + pUMVC3/SmTSP-2 plasmids, respectively. We evaluated the humoral response elicited by DNA vaccines, and animals immunized with pUMVC3/Sm29 and pUMVC3/Sm29 + pUMVC3/SmTSP-2 showed higher titers of anti-Sm29 antibodies. The cytokine profile produced by the spleen cells of immunized mice was then evaluated. We observed higher production of Th1 cytokines, such as TNF-α and IFN-γ, in vaccinated mice and no significant production of IL-4 and IL-5. The DNA vaccines tested in this study showed the ability to generate a protective immune response against schistosomiasis, probably through the production of Th1 cytokines. However, future strategies aiming to optimize the protective response induced by a chimeric DNA construct need to be developed.

  10. CORRELATION OF MORPHOLOGICAL CHA RACTERISTICS STUDENTS WITH SUCCESS IN PERFORMAnCE OF FOLK DANCES

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    Amra Nožinović Mujanović

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available On the sam ple of 121stu dent from se cond and third gra de of Fa culty of physi cal edu ca tion and sport, is be ing me a su red by using 20 va ri a bles of morp ho lo gi cal cha racte ri stics and 4 va ri a bles for esti ma tion of the suc cess in per for ming the folk dan ces, with the aim to de ter mi ne the ir con nec tion to the re sults of the esti ma ted va lue from the practi cal part of Folk dan ce lec tu ring. Ba sed on pre sen ted re sults, by ca no nic cor re la tion analysis in ma ni fe sted spa ce, ma jor part of pre dic tion gro up is in vol ved in va ri a bi lity of suc cess of cri te ria va ri a ble what con fi rms one im por tant ca no nic par of fac tors (Ca noni cal R .40.

  11. Spin reorientation and Ce-Mn coupling in antiferromagnetic oxypnictide CeMnAsO

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    Zhang, Qiang; Tian, Wei; Peterson, Spencer G.; Dennis, Kevin W.; Vaknin, David

    2014-01-01

    Structure and magnetic properties of high-quality polycrystlline CeMnAsO, a parent compound of the "1111"-type oxypnictides, have been investigated using neutron powder diffraction and magnetization measurements. We find that CeMnAsO undergoes a C-type antiferromagnetic order with Mn$^{2+}$ ($S=5/2$) moments pointing along the \\textit{c}-axis below a relatively high N\\'{e}el temperature of $T_{\\rm N} = 345$ K. Below $T_{\\rm SR} = 35$ K, two instantaneous transitions occur where the Mn moments...

  12. Level structure of 141Ba and 139Xe and the level systematics of N=85 even-odd isotones

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    Luo, Y X; Hamilton, J H; Ramayya, A V; Hwang, J K; Beyer, C J; Zhu, S J; Kormicki, J; Zhang, X Q; Jones, E F; Gore, P M; Ginter, T N; Gregorich, K E; Lee, I Y; Macchiavelli, A O; Zielinski, P M; Folden, C M; Fallon, P; Ter-Akopian, G M; Oganessian, Yu T; Daniel, A V; Stoyer, M A; Cole, J D; Donangelo, R; Wu, S C; Asztalos, S J

    2002-01-01

    New level schemes of sup 1 sup 4 sup 1 Ba and sup 1 sup 3 sup 9 Xe are proposed from the analyses of spontaneous-fission gamma data from our sup 2 sup 5 sup 2 Cf spontaneous fission Gammasphere runs of 1995 and 2000. By analogy with the N = 85 even-odd isotones sup 1 sup 4 sup 9 Gd, sup 1 sup 4 sup 7 Sm, and sup 1 sup 4 sup 5 Nd, spins and parities were assigned to the observed excited states in sup 1 sup 4 sup 1 Ba and sup 1 sup 3 sup 9 Xe. It appears that spherical shell model neutron excitations plus octupolephonons are an appropriate basis at the lower end of the bands. Going to higher spins it is clear that the soft rotor involving valence protons as well as neutrons becomes increasingly important in the configurations. Level systematics in the N = 85 even-odd isotones from Gd(Z=64) through Te(Z=52), are discussed. The excitation systematics and smooth trends of the analogous levels support the spin and parity assignment for excited levels observed in sup 1 sup 4 sup 1 Ba and sup 1 sup 3 sup 9 Xe. The le...

  13. Transient analysis capabilities at ABB-CE

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    1992-01-01

    The transient capabilities at ABB-Combustion Engineering (ABB-CE) Nuclear Power are a function of the computer hardware and related network used, the computer software that has evolved over the years, and the commercial technical exchange agreements with other related organizations and customers. ABB-CEA is changing from a mainframe/personal computer network to a distributed workstation/personal computer local area network. The paper discusses computer hardware, mainframe computing, personal computers, mainframe/personal computer networks, workstations, transient analysis computer software, design/operation transient analysis codes, safety (licensed) analysis codes, cooperation with ABB-Atom, and customer support

  14. Synthesis and characterization of Ce doped MFI zeolite

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    Kalita, Banani [Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam 781014 (India); Talukdar, Anup K., E-mail: anup_t@sify.com [Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam 781014 (India)

    2012-04-16

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cerium was incorporated into the tetrahedral position of MFI zeolite structure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Unit cell volume increases with an increase of Ce content in the framework of MFI. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A band at 310 nm in the UV-vis spectra indicates Ce incorporation in MFI structure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The mass loss (%) in the region 373-423 K decreases with increase of Ce in MFI. - Abstract: Ce doped MFI (mobil five) zeolites with different Si to (Ce + Al) and different Ce to Al ratios were synthesized by a hydrothermal synthesis method. All the samples were characterized by different techniques such as X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results showed that almost pure MFI phase was obtained in all cases with incorporation of cerium metal into the framework. The increase in unit cell parameters observed with an increase in Ce content is indicative of incorporation of Ce into the framework structure of microporous material MFI. Corroboration of the framework incorporation of Ce into the MFI zeolite structure was also obtained from the UV-vis DRS spectra by the presence of an absorption band at 280 nm. TGA and SEM of the samples provide complementary evidence for Ce incorporation into the framework MFI structure.

  15. Oxidation of Ce(III) in Foam Decontaminant by Ozone

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    Jung, Chong Hun; Yoon, I. H.; Choi, W. K.; Moon, J. K.; Yang, H. B. [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Lee, J. S. [Gachon University, Seongnam (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-10-15

    A nanoparticle-based foam decontaminant is composed of a surfactant and nanoparticles for the generation and maintenance of foam, and a chemical decontamination agent made of Ce(IV) dissolved in nitric acid. Ce(IV) will be reduced to Ce(III) through the decontamination process. Oxidizing cerium(III) can be reused as a decontamination agent, Ce(IV). Oxidation treatment technology by ozone uses its strong oxidizing power. It can be regarded as an environmentally friendly process, because ozone cannot be stored and transported like other industrial gases (because it quickly decays into diatomic oxygen) and must therefore be produced on site, and used ozone can decompose immediately. The ozonation treatment of Ce(III) in foam decontaminant containing a surfactant is necessary for the effective regeneration of Ce(III). Thus, the present study was undertaken to determine the optimal conditions for ozonation treatment in the regeneration of Ce(III) into Ce(IV) in the nanoparticle-based foam decontaminant containing surfactant. This study was undertaken to determine the optimal conditions for ozonation treatment in the regeneration of Ce(III) to Ce(IV) in nanoparticle-based foam decontaminant containing a TBS surfactant. The oxidation conversion rate of Ce(III) was increased with an increase in the flow rate of the gas mixture and ozone injection amount. The oxidation time required for the 100% oxidation conversion of Ce(III) to Ce(IV) at a specific ozone injection amount can be predicted from these experimental data.

  16. Magnetic comparison of BaCa and BaSr substituted hexaferrite powders

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    Gonzalez-Angeles, A [Alvaro Gonzalez-Angeles, Facultad de IngenierIa, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, (UABC), Blvd. Benito Juarez s/n, Cp 21280 Mexicali, B. C. (Mexico); Lipka, J; Gruskova, A; Slama, J; Jancarik, V; Slugen, V, E-mail: gangelesa@yahoo.com.m [Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, (FEEIT), Slovak University of Technology, (SUT), Ilkovicova 3, 812 19 Bratislava (Slovakia)

    2010-03-01

    Results on magnetic studies of Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 12-2x}(ZnTi){sub x}O{sub 19} and Ba{sub 0.75}Ca{sub 0.25}Fe{sub 12-2x}(ZnTi){sub x}O{sub 19}, where x = 0.2 to 0.6, ferromagnetic powders prepared by mechanical alloying are discussed. The structural and magnetic properties of the resulting powders were analyzed by thermo-magnetic analysis, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, Moessbauer spectroscopy and magnetic measurements. Curie temperature, T{sub c} decreased dramatically (drop {approx} 39%) for BaCa samples, whilst for BaSr samples remained almost without change (diminution {approx} 2%) at x {<=} 0.2. SEM studies showed that all the particles present nearly hexagonal platelet shape.

  17. Topological instability and glass forming ability of Al-Ni-Sm alloys

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    Aliaga, L.C.R.; Danez, G.P.; Kiminami, C.S.; Bolfarini, C.; Botta, W.J.

    2011-01-01

    Research highlights: → Thermal crystallization of Al-Sm-Ni metallic glasses. → Topological instability with no association with the crystallization behavior. → Type and proportion of Sm-Al and Ni-Al clusters define the crystallization behavior. - Abstract: The thermal crystallization of Al-based metallic glasses can be described in association with the topological instability λ criterion. In the present work, we report on the crystallization behavior and glass forming ability of Al-rich, Al-Ni-Sm alloys, designed with compositions corresponding to the same topological instability condition of λ ∼ 0.1. Amorphous melt-spun alloys were prepared with the following compositions, varying the ratio of Ni and Sm elements: Al 87.5 Ni 4 Sm 8.5 , Al 83.5 Ni 10 Sm 6.5 , Al 80.5 Ni 14.5 Sm 5 and Al 76.5 Ni 20.5 Sm 3 . The glass forming ability of each alloy composition was evaluated based on the thermal parameters obtained from DSC runs and on X-ray diffraction patterns. Better glass forming ability was observed in compositions whose Sm content was increased and Ni content reduced. Thermal crystallization of the alloys with low Sm content showed only one crystallization peak and no glass transition event. In alloys with higher rare-earth content, a glass transition event was clearly detected before the crystallization event. The results are interpreted considering the different types and proportions of Sm-Al and Ni-Al clusters that can be formed in the alloys along the λ ∼ 0.1 line. They also emphasize the relevance of these different types of clusters in the amorphous phase in defining the stability of the glass and the types of thermal crystallization.

  18. BaGe(5): a new type of intermetallic clathrate.

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    Aydemir, Umut; Akselrud, Lev; Carrillo-Cabrera, Wilder; Candolfi, Christophe; Oeschler, Niels; Baitinger, Michael; Steglich, Frank; Grin, Yuri

    2010-08-18

    BaGe(5) constitutes a new type of intermetallic clathrate obtained by decomposition of clathrate-I Ba(8)Ge(43)(3) at low temperatures. The crystal structure consists of characteristic layers interconnected by covalent bonds. BaGe(5) is a semiconducting Zintl phase.

  19. Electronic structure of Ca, Sr, and Ba under pressure.

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    Animalu, A. O. E.; Heine, V.; Vasvari, B.

    1967-01-01

    Electronic band structure calculations phase of Ca, Sr and Ba over wide range of atomic volumes under pressure electronic band structure calculations for fcc phase of Ca, Sr and Ba over wide range of atomic volumes under pressure electronic band structure calculations for fcc phase of Ca, Sr and Ba over wide range of atomic volumes under pressure

  20. Phase transformations in Sm(CoFeCuZr) permanent magnets; Transformacoes de fase em imas de Sm(CoFeCuZr)

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    Romero, Sergio Antonio; Landgraf, Fernando Jose Gomes; Neiva, Augusto Camara [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Yonamine, Taeko; Fukuhara, Marcos [Institutlo Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia (INMETRO), Duque de Caxias, RJ (Brazil); Campos, Marcos Flavio de [Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Volta Redonda, RJ (Brazil). Escola de Engenharia Industrial Metalurgica

    2010-07-01

    A detailed microstructural analysis by SEM EBSD and XRD Rietveld has revealed the main phases present in the magnets. One of the most relevant questions is the elucidation of the phase transformations that maximize the magnetic properties of the magnets, after a long heat treatment, which is commercially employed. The 6:23 phase (Th{sub 6}Mn{sub 23} structure) has been identified by SEM EBSD and XRD. Rhombohedral phases with 2:7, 1:3 and 5:19 (SmZr):(CoFeCu) stoichiometries were found in the microstructure, with a typical ratio of 2Zr:1Sm. In the solubilization temperature, the main phase is the disordered rhombohedral 2:17, which presents two versions, one Sm rich and Cu rich and another Sm poor and Fe rich. (author)

  1. Emergence of Griffiths phase and glassy mixed phase in Sm0.5Ca0.5MnO3 nanomanganites

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    Giri, S.K.; Yusuf, S.M.; Mukadam, M.D.; Nath, T.K.

    2014-01-01

    Graphical abstract: A detailed investigation on the effect of grain size on formation of Griffiths phase, and glassy mixed phase in CE-type antiferromagnetic Sm 0.5 Ca 0.5 MnO 3 manganite are carried out. A rigorous measurement of linear and non-linear ac magnetic susceptibilities, time dependent relaxation and aging phenomena in Sm 0.5 Ca 0.5 MnO 3 nanomanganite confirm the existence of a glassy mixed phase in the low temperature regime. The signature of Griffiths phase in nanosized manganite has been confirmed from the detailed ac and dc magnetization studies. The existence of Griffiths phase is verified through the anomalous behavior of the low field temperature dependent an inverse ac and dc magnetic susceptibility. Based on experimental results, the glassy phase of nanomanganites has been attributed to the phase separation effect and interaction between the ferromagnetic clusters. A phenomenological core/shell model has also been proposed based on the surface disorder to explain the observed Griffiths phase in these nanosized manganites. Fig. 1: (Left) The plot of inverse of ac susceptibility χ ac -1 measured at f = 1 Hz and H ac = 2 Oe as a function of temperature for S750 sample. Inset shows the same for S550 sample. (Right) A schematic of the proposed model to describe the magnetic state of the Sm 0.5 Ca 0.5 MnO 3 system at different average sizes. Highlights: • Effect of grain size on Griffiths phase and glassy mixed phase is discussed. • GP is confirmed by dc, linear and non-linear ac magnetization in nanomanganites. • Glassy mixed phase is discussed by time dependent relaxation and aging phenomena. • The existence of GP is verified through an inverse ac and dc magnetic susceptibility. • A phenomenological core/shell model has been proposed based on surface disorder. -- Abstract: A detailed investigation on the effect of grain size on formation of Griffiths phase (GP), and glassy mixed phase in CE-type antiferromagnetic Sm 0.5 Ca 0.5 MnO 3

  2. Dissolution of Ce from Cd Solution Containing U/Ce Elements by Electrolysis

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    Kim, Si Hyung; Kim, Gha-Young; Lee, Seung-jai; Kim, Taek-Jin; Paek, Seungwoo; Ahn, Do-Hee

    2015-01-01

    The U-TRU metal alloy can be supplied by the Pyroprocessing, specifically UTRU recovery process using liquid cadmium cathode (LCC). In a certain case, a lot of rare earth (RE) element could be recovered on the LCC with the TRU element during the Pyroprocessing when the concentration of RE ions is higher than that of the TRU ions in the salt. In this case, most of the RE element needs to be removed from the Cd solution containing U/TRU/RE elements. RAR(Residual Actinides Recovery) technique used the mixed electrolytic-chemical process. In this study, only electrolysis technique was utilized to remove Ce element from Cd solution containing U/Ce elements. U-TRU alloy having less impurity is necessary for the fabrication of SFR fuel and these U-TRU elements can be prepared by Pyroprocessing. Electrolytic method was used to reduce the amount of Ce elements from the Cd solution containing U/Ce elements. It is judged from this study that electrolytic dissolution can be one of the methods to reduce RE elements from the Cd solution containing U-TRU-RE elements

  3. Public Data at CeSAM

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    Moreau, C.; Le Brun, V.; Agneray, F.; Gimenez, S.; Roehlly, Y.

    2014-05-01

    Modern large observational programs produce important amounts of data from various origins, and need high level data-quality control, fast data access via easy-to-use graphic interfaces, as well as possibility to cross-correlate informations coming from different observations. The Centre de donneS Astrophysique de Marseille (CeSAM) has for mission to provide support to the teams in charge of the observational programs (specifications, software development and infrastructures), to produce and give the final data by proposing tools increasing their scientific value. We present here the various datasets hosted by the CeSAM under the ANIS environment. Even if mainly oriented towards large spectro-photometric extragalactic samples, we host as well an exoplanet transit database, or resolved galaxy data. The main datasets are those from the VVDS final release (45000 spectra), the Herschel extragalactic surveys (HerMES, HRS, GOODS-Herschel, VNGS), the CFHTLS-WIDE photometric redshifts catalog (17 millions objects), or the HST-COSMOS information system, that allows request from any of the 6 and access to the corresponding values in the other catalogs.

  4. Investigation of nano-CeO2 contents on the properties of polymer ceramic separator for high voltage lithium ion batteries

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    Luo, Xueyi; Liao, Youhao; Zhu, Yunmin; Li, Minsui; Chen, Fangbing; Huang, Qiming; Li, Weishan

    2017-04-01

    Currently, the suitable proportion of inorganic particles in the ceramic separator has not been reported yet, due to the contradictory about the content of nano-particles in research papers (10 wt.%) and commercial application (large amount) [1,2]. In this paper, the nano-CeO2 contents on the properties of polyethylene (PE)-supported separator coating with poly (methyl methacrylate-butyl acrylate-acrylonitrile-styrene) (P(MMA-BA-AN-St)) copolymer is investigated systematically used in high voltage batteries for the first time. Since the copolymer contributes to high electrolyte uptake, and nano-CeO2 dedicates dimensional stability, the separator with 10 wt.% nano-CeO2 shows the highest ionic conductivity (2.5 × 10-3 S cm-1) at room temperature and the maximal electrolyte uptake (81.0 g m-2), while the separator with 100 wt.% nano-CeO2 exhibits better mechanical strength (52 MPa) and smaller shrinkage percentage (36%). Successively, cyclic performance of Li/LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 cells indicates that the capacity retention of the cell using separator with 100 wt.% nano-CeO2 (72%) is second only to that with 10 wt.% nano-CeO2 (74%) after 200 cycles at 0.2 C between 3 V and 5 V, far larger than that without doping nano-CeO2 (51%) and PE (40%). By the consideration both of comprehensive performances and economic cost, 100 wt.% content is regarded as the most suitable appending proportion.

  5. DNA Vaccine Encoding the Chimeric Form of Schistosoma mansoni Sm-TSP2 and Sm29 Confers Partial Protection against Challenge Infection

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    Gon?alves de Assis, Natan Raimundo; Batistoni de Morais, Suellen; Figueiredo, B?rbara Castro Pimentel; Ricci, Natasha Delaqua; de Almeida, Leonardo Augusto; da Silva Pinheiro, Carina; Martins, Vicente de Paulo; Oliveira, Sergio Costa

    2015-01-01

    Schistosomiasis is an important parasitic disease worldwide that affects more than 207 million people in 76 countries and causes approximately 250,000 deaths per year. The best long-term strategy to control schistosomiasis is through immunization combined with drug treatment. Due to the ability of DNA vaccines to generate humoral and cellular immune responses, such vaccines are considered a promising approach against schistosomiasis. Sm29 and tetraspanin-2 (Sm-TSP2) are two proteins that are ...

  6. Fusion protein comprised of the two schistosomal antigens, Sm14 and Sm29, provides significant protection against Schistosoma mansoni in murine infection model.

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    Mossallam, Shereen F; Amer, Eglal I; Ewaisha, Radwa E; Khalil, Amal M; Aboushleib, Hamida M; Bahey-El-Din, Mohammed

    2015-03-24

    Schistosoma mansoni infection represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality in many areas of the developing world. Effective vaccines against schistosomiasis are not available and disease management relies mainly on treatment with the anthelmintic drug praziquantel. Several promising schistosomal antigens have been evaluated for vaccine efficacy such as Sm14, Sm29 and tetraspanins. However, most investigators examine these promising antigens in animal models individually rather than in properly adjuvanted antigen combinations. In the present study, we made a recombinant fusion protein comprised of the promising schistosomal antigens Sm14 and Sm29. The fusion protein, FSm14/29, was administered to Swiss albino mice either unadjuvanted or adjuvanted with polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid adjuvant, poly(I:C). Mice were challenged with S. mansoni cercariae and different parasitological/immunological parameters were assessed seven weeks post-challenge. Data were analyzed using the ANOVA test with post-hoc Tukey-Kramer test. Mice pre-immunized with unadjuvanted or poly(I:C)-adjuvanted fusion protein showed reduction of adult worm burden of 44.7 and 48.4%, respectively. In addition, significant reduction of tissue egg burdens was observed in mice immunized with the fusion protein when compared with the infected saline/adjuvant negative control groups and groups immunized with the individual Sm14 and Sm29 antigens. Light microscope and scanning electron microscope (SEM) investigation of adult worms recovered from FSm14/29-immunized mice revealed appreciable morphological damage and tegumental deformities. Histopathological examination of liver sections of immunized mice demonstrated reduced granulomatous and inflammatory reactions when compared with infected unvaccinated mice or mice immunized with the individual Sm14 and Sm29 antigens. The findings presented in this study highlight the importance of the fusion protein FSm14/29 as a potential vaccine candidate that is

  7. Fusion protein comprised of the two schistosomal antigens, Sm14 and Sm29, provides significant protection against Schistosoma mansoni in murine infection model

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    Mossallam, Shereen F; Amer, Eglal I; Ewaisha, Radwa E; Khalil, Amal M; Aboushleib, Hamida M; Bahey-El-Din, Mohammed

    2015-01-01

    Background Schistosoma mansoni infection represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality in many areas of the developing world. Effective vaccines against schistosomiasis are not available and disease management relies mainly on treatment with the anthelmintic drug praziquantel. Several promising schistosomal antigens have been evaluated for vaccine efficacy such as Sm14, Sm29 and tetraspanins. However, most investigators examine these promising antigens in animal models individually rath...

  8. Antimony substitution in SmFeAsO

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    Schmidt, Daniel; Braun, Hans F. [Universitaet Bayreuth (Germany)

    2015-07-01

    In the iron based compounds structural and magnetic phase transitions can be suppressed by applying external hydrostatic pressure and superconductivity emerges. Beside hydrostatic pressure, it is possible to apply chemical pressure by the substitution of atoms in the compounds with smaller ones. Such a substitution was successful for example in LaFeAs{sub 1-x}P{sub x}O, where the parent compound shows a structural and a spin-density-wave transition and the P doped samples become superconducting. We are interested in the opposite way and substitute the As by the bigger Sb. In literature, the substitution in the La-1111 compounds was possible up to a substitution level of 40 %. With Sm, instead of La, we used a smaller rare-earth metal. We present the results obtained on polycrystalline samples characterized by Xray powder diffraction and resistivity measurements.

  9. The QCD/SM working group: Summary report

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    Dobbs, M.; Frixione, S.; Laenen, E.; De Roeck, A.; Tollefson, K.; Andersen, J.; Balazs, C.; Banfi, A.; Berge, S.; Bernreuther, W.; Binoth, T.; Brandenburg, A.; Buttar, C.; Cao, Q-H.; Corcella, G.; Cruz, A.; Dawson, I.; Del Duca, V.; De Roeck, A.; Drollinger, V.; Dudko, L.; Eynck, T.; Field, R.; Grazzini, M.; Guillet, J.P.; Heinrich, G.; Huston, J.; Kauer, N.; Kidonakis, N.; Kulesza, A.; Lassil-Perini, K.; Magnea, L.; Mahmoudi, F.; Maina, E.; Maltoni, F.; Nolten, M.; Moraes, A.; Moretti, S.; Mrenna, S.; Nadolsky, P.; Nagy, Z.; Olness, F.; Puljak, I.; Ross, D.A.; Sabio-Vera, A.; Salam, G.P.; Sherstnev, A.; Si, Z.G.; Sjostrand, T.; Skands, P.; Thome, E.; Trocsanyi, Z.; Uwer, P.; Weinzierl, S.; Yuan, C.P.; Zanderighi, G.

    2004-01-01

    Among the many physics processes at TeV hadron colliders, we look most eagerly for those that display signs of the Higgs boson or of new physics. We do so however amid an abundance of processes that proceed via Standard Model (SM) and in particular Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) interactions, and that are interesting in their own right. Good knowledge of these processes is required to help us distinguish the new from the known. Their theoretical and experimental study teaches us at the same time more about QCD/SMdynamics, and thereby enables us to further improve such distinctions. This is important because it is becoming increasingly clear that the success of finding and exploring Higgs boson physics or other New Physics at the Tevatron and LHC will depend significantly on precise understanding of QCD/SM effects for many observables. To improve predictions and deepen the study of QCD/SM signals and backgrounds was therefore the ambition for our QCD/SM working group at this Les Houches workshop. Members of the working group made significant progress towards this on a number of fronts. A variety of tools were further developed, from methods to perform higher order perturbative calculations or various types of resummation, to improvements in the modeling of underlying events and parton showers. Furthermore, various precise studies of important specific processes were conducted. A significant part of the activities in Les Houches revolved around Monte Carlo simulation of collision events. A number of contributions in this report reflect the progress made in this area. At present a large number of Monte Carlo programs exist, each written with a different purpose and employing different techniques. Discussions in Les Houches revealed the need for an accessible primer on Monte Carlo programs, featuring a listing of various codes, each with a short description, but also providing a low-level explanation of the underlying methods. This primer has now been compiled and a

  10. SM4MQ: A Semantic Model for Multidimensional Queries

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    Varga, Jovan; Dobrokhotova, Ekaterina; Romero, Oscar

    2017-01-01

    On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) is a data analysis approach to support decision-making. On top of that, Exploratory OLAP is a novel initiative for the convergence of OLAP and the Semantic Web (SW) that enables the use of OLAP techniques on SW data. Moreover, OLAP approaches exploit different...... metadata artifacts (e.g., queries) to assist users with the analysis. However, modeling and sharing of most of these artifacts are typically overlooked. Thus, in this paper we focus on the query metadata artifact in the Exploratory OLAP context and propose an RDF-based vocabulary for its representation......, sharing, and reuse on the SW. As OLAP is based on the underlying multidimensional (MD) data model we denote such queries as MD queries and define SM4MQ: A Semantic Model for Multidimensional Queries. Furthermore, we propose a method to automate the exploitation of queries by means of SPARQL. We apply...

  11. Early mantle differentiation: constraint from 146Sm-142Nd systematics

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    Caro, G.

    2005-07-01

    We present new ultra-high precision 142 Nd/ 144 Nd measurements of early Archaean rocks using the new generation thermal ionization mass spectrometer TRITON. Repeated measurements of the Ames Nd standard demonstrate that the 142 Nd/ 144 Nd ratio can be determined with external precision of 2 ppm (2s), allowing confident resolution of anomalies as small as 5 ppm. A major analytical improvement lies in the elimination of the double normalization procedure required to correct our former measurements from a secondary mass fractionation effect. Our new results indicate that metasediments, meta-basalts and orthogneisses from the 3.6 - 3.8 Ga West Greenland craton display positive 142 Nd anomalies ranging from 8 to 15 ppm. Using a simple two-stage model with initial e 143 Nd value of 1.9 ± 0.6 e-units, coupled 147 Sm- 143 Nd and 146 Sm- 142 Nd chronometry constrains mantle differentiation to 50 to 200 Ma after formation of the solar system. This chronological constraint is consistent with differentiation of the Earth's mantle during the late stage of crystallization of a magma ocean. We have developed a two-box model describing 142 Nd and 143 Nd isotopic evolution of depleted mantle during the subsequent evolution of the crust-mantle system. Our results indicate that early terrestrial proto-crust had a lifetime of ca. 500 Ma in order to produce the observed Nd isotope signature of Archaean rocks. In the context of this two box mantle-crust system, we model the evolution of isotopic and chemical heterogeneity of depleted mantle as a function of the mantle stirring time. Using the dispersion of 142 Nd/ 144 Nd and 143 Nd/ 144 Nd ratios observed in early Archaean rocks, we constrain the stirring time of early Earth's mantle to 100 - 150 Ma, a factor of 5 to 10 shorter than stirring time inferred from modern oceanic basalts. (author)

  12. A multivalent chimeric vaccine composed of Schistosoma mansoni SmTSP-2 and Sm29 was able to induce protection against infection in mice.

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    Pinheiro, C S; Ribeiro, A P D; Cardoso, F C; Martins, V P; Figueiredo, B C P; Assis, N R G; Morais, S B; Caliari, M V; Loukas, A; Oliveira, S C

    2014-07-01

    Schistosoma mansoni is a blood fluke parasite responsible for schistosomiasis. The best long-term strategy to control schistosomiasis is through immunization combined with drug treatment. In this study, we cloned, expressed and purified SmTSP-2 fused to the N- and C-terminal halves of Sm29 and tested these chimeras as vaccine candidates using an adjuvant approved to be used in humans. The results demonstrated that vaccination with SmTSP-2 fused to N- or C-terminus of Sm29-induced reduction in worm burden and liver pathology when compared to control animals. Additionally, we detected high levels of mouse-specific IgG, IgG1 and IgG2a against both chimeras and significant amounts of IFN-γ and TNF-α and no IL-4. Finally, studies with sera from patients resistant to infection and living in schistosomiasis endemic areas revealed high levels of specific IgG to both chimeras when compared to healthy individuals. In conclusion, SmTSP-2/Sm29 chimeras tested here induced partial protection against infection and might be a potential vaccine candidate. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  13. A search for the decay of a B meson into a kaon and a tau lepton pair at the BaBar experiment

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    Cheaib, Racha [McGill Univ., Montreal, QC (Canada)

    2016-08-13

    The flavour changing neutral current (FCNC) process, $B^+$ → $K^+ τ^+ τ^-$ highly suppressed in the Standard Model (SM). This decay is forbidden at tree level and only occurs at lowest order via one-loop diagrams.$B^+$ → $K^+ τ^+ τ^-$ thus has the potential to provide a stringent test of the SM and a fertile ground for new physics searches. Contributions due to virtual particles in the loop allow one to probe, at relatively low energies, new physics at large mass scales. We search for the rare FCNC process $B^+$ → $K^+ τ^+ τ^-$ using data collected by the BaBaR detector at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The BaBaR data sample corresponds to a total integrated luminosity, at the energy of the Τ(4S) resonance, of 424.4 $fb^-1$ and 471 million $B\\bar{B}$ pairs. For this search, hadronic $B_{tag}$ reconstruction is employed, where one B is exclusively reconstructed via one of many possible hadronic modes. The remaining decay products in an event are then attributed to the signal B, on which the search for $B^+$ → $K^+ τ^+ τ^-$ is performed. Each τ is required to decay leptonically, into either an electron or a muon and the lepton neutrinos. Furthermore, a multi-variate analysis technique (neural network) is used to select for signal events and suppress dominant background modes. No significant signal is observed. The resulting branching fraction is measured to be $\\beta(B^+$ → $K^+ τ^+)$ = $1.31^{0:66}_{-0:61}$(stat.) $^{+0:35}_{-0:25}$(sys.) x 10$^{-3}$, which is consistent with zero at the 1.9σ level, with an upper limit of 2.25 x 10$^{-3}$, at the 90% confidence level.

  14. Magnetic and electrical properties of quadruple perovskites with 12 layer structures Ba4LnM3O12 (Ln=rare earths; M=Ru, Ir): The role of metal-metal bonding in perovskite-related oxides

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    Shimoda, Yuki; Doi, Yoshihiro; Wakeshima, Makoto; Hinatsu, Yukio

    2010-01-01

    Structures and magnetic and electrical properties of quadruple perovskites containing rare earths Ba 4 LnM 3 O 12 (Ln=rare earths; M=Ru, Ir) were investigated. They crystallize in the 12L-perovskite-type structure. Three MO 6 octahedra are connected to each other by face-sharing and form a M 3 O 12 trimer. The M 3 O 12 trimers and LnO 6 octahedra are alternately linked by corner-sharing, forming the perovskite-type structure with 12 layers. For Ln=Ce, Pr, and Tb, both the Ln and M ions are in the tetravalent state (Ba 4 Ln 4+ M 4+ 3 O 12 ), and for other Ln ions, Ln ions are in the trivalent state and the mean oxidation state of M ions is +4.33 (Ba 4 Ln 3+ M 4.33+ 3 O 12 ). All the Ba 4 Ln 3+ Ru 4.33+ 3 O 12 compounds show magnetic ordering at low temperatures, while any of the corresponding iridium-containing compounds Ba 4 Ln 3+ Ir 4.33+ 3 O 12 is paramagnetic down to 1.8 K. Ba 4 Ce 4+ Ir 4+ 3 O 12 orders antiferromagnetically at 10.5 K, while the corresponding ruthenium-containing compound Ba 4 Ce 4+ Ru 4+ 3 O 12 is paramagnetic. These magnetic results were well understood by the magnetic behavior of M 3 O 12 . The effective magnetic moments and the entropy change for the magnetic ordering show that the trimers Ru 4.33+ 3 O 12 and Ir 4+ 3 O 12 have the S=1/2 ground state, and in other cases there is no magnetic contribution from the trimers Ru 4+ 3 O 12 or Ir 4.33+ 3 O 12 . Measurements of the electrical resistivity of Ba 4 LnM 3 O 12 and its analysis show that these compounds demonstrate two-dimensional Mott-variable range hopping behavior. - Graphical abstract: Structures and magnetic and electrical properties of quadruple perovskites containing rare earths Ba 4 LnM 3 O 12 (Ln=rare earths; M = Ru, Ir) were investigated. They crystallize in the 12L-perovskite-type structure. All the Ba 4 Ln 3+ Ru 4.33+ 3 O 12 compounds show magnetic ordering at low temperatures, while any of the corresponding iridium-containing compounds Ba 4 Ln 3+ Ir 4.33+ 3 O 12 is

  15. Study of superconducting Ba-Ge-Co compounds

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    Li, Yang; Ross, J. H.; Larrea, J. A.; Baggio-Saitovitch, Elisa

    2004-08-01

    We prepared samples with starting composition Ba 8-Ge 46- x-Co x ( x=0, 4 and 6) by direct melting. These Ge-based compounds were characterized by X-ray diffraction and WDS, and we found two superconducting transitions at TC=10 and 4 K in the Co-free sample. Co-doping results in the suppression of TC to 7 K. The superconducting volume fraction also decreases with increasing Co-doping. For Co-doped samples, there is no 4 K superconducting transition. X-ray refinement shows that the compounds are mixtures of several phases. The dominant phase is diamond Ge, and we found no Ge-clathrate phases. Besides diamond Ge, there are also several weak diffractions from an unknown Ba-Ge phase, and most of them were indexed on the basis of a monoclinic unit cell. Diffraction peaks for Ba 2Ge, BaGe, BaGe 2, BaGe 2O 5, BaGeO 3, Ba 3GeO 5, α-BaGeO 3, BaGe 2O 5, Ba 2Ge 5O 12, β-BaGeO 3, Ba 2GeO 4 and BaGe 4O 9 were carefully searched for but not seen in the samples. For the Co-doped sample, besides the main diamond Ge phase, there is also a semiconducting phase CoGe 2. With increasing Co content, the CoGe 2 content increases. The WDS results agree with this result. The main phase composition for the Co-free sample is Ba 0.01Ge 99.9. We also discuss the origin of two superconducting transitions in Ge-based compounds.

  16. Neutron scattering from α-Ce at epithermal neutron energies

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    the constant-ω integration within an energy bandwidth of ±30 meV around. 170 meV [13]. The continuous curve through the data shows the Ce3+ mag- netic form factor. The doted line shows the calculated form factor for an itinerant 4f electron band for α-Ce [14]. et al [14] calculated within the itinerant 4f band model for Ce.

  17. Study of octupole deformation in n-rich Ba isotopes populated via $\\beta$-decay

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    We propose to exploit the unique capability of the ISOLDE facility to produce $^{150, 151, 152}$Cs beams to investigate their radioactive $\\beta$-decay to $^{150, 151, 152}$Ba. The interest to study this mass region is twofold: these nuclei are expected to show octupole deformations already in their low-lying state, secondly information on the $\\beta$-decay is needed for the nuclear astrophysical model. The experiment will be performed with the ISOLDE Decay Station (IDS) setup using the fast tape station of K.U.-Leuven, equipped with four Clover Germanium detectors, four LaBr$_{3}$(Ce) detectors and one LEP HPGe detector. Information on the $\\beta$-decay, such as lifetimes and delayed neutron-emission probabilities, will be extracted, together with the detailed spectroscopy of the daughter nuclei, via $\\gamma$-$\\gamma$-coincidences and lifetime measurement of specific states.

  18. Shape tunable synthesis of Eu-and Sm-doped ZnO microstructures ...

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science; Volume 38; Issue 6. Shape tunable synthesis of Eu- and Sm-doped ZnO microstructures: a morphological evaluation ... FESEM images depicted the formation of Eu-doped ZnO microsphere and Sm-doped ZnO microplates. XRD spectra showed single crystalline nature of the ...

  19. Solid-solid synthesis and structural phase transition process of SmF3

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    Yan, Qi-Cao; Guo, Xing-Min

    2018-04-01

    Mazes of contradictory conclusions have been obtained by previous researches about structural phase transition process of SmF3. In this paper, the single crystals of SmF3 (hexagonal and orthorhombic) were prepared by solid-solid synthesis, which have shown gradual changes in crystal growth modes with the increase temperature and holding time. Furthermore, we propose the phase transition process of in SmF3. Hexagonal symmetry of SmF3 (space group Pnma) was prepared firstly by heating Sm2O3 and NH4HF2 over 40 min at 270 °C. And then orthorhombic symmetry of SmF3 (space group P63mc) was obtained by heating hexagonal symmetry over 10 h at 650 °C. The reaction of SmF3 (hexagonal) = SmF3 (orthorhombic) is extremely sluggish at a low temperature (less than 650 °C), which was seen as a Mixed Grown Region.

  20. Enhanced emission of CaNb2O6: Sm 3 phosphor by codoping Na+ ...

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    Energy transfer between Nb 2 O 6 2 − group and Sm 3 + ion was observed and analysed via luminescence properties. The luminous mechanism was explained by energy level scheme and energy transfer process in CaNb 2 O 6 : x Sm 3 + phosphor. The strong excitation band peaking at ∼407 nm indicated that the CaNb ...