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  1. Measurement of cross sections producing short-lived nuclei by 14 MeV neutron. Br, Te, Dy, Ho, Yb

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    Sakane, H.; Matsumoto, T.; Yamamoto, H.; Kawade, K. [Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Iida, T.; Takahashi, A.

    1997-03-01

    Nine neutron activation cross sections producing the nuclei with half-lives between 2 min and 57 min have been measured at energy range between 13.4 and 14.9 MeV for Br, Te, Dy, Ho, Yb. The cross sections of {sup 81}Br(n,p){sup 81m}Se, {sup 128}Te(n,p){sup 128m}Sb, {sup 128}Te(n,{alpha}){sup 125m}Sn, {sup 164}Dy(n,p){sup 164}Tb, {sup 165}Ho(n,{alpha}){sup 162}Tb, {sup 176}Yb(n,p){sup 176}Tm were newly obtained at the six energy points between 13.4-14.9 MeV, although the previous results have been obtained at one energy point. {sup 79}Br(n,2n){sup 78}Br, {sup 164}Dy(n,p){sup 164}Tb are compared with evaluated data of JENDL-3.2. The evaluations for these reactions agree reasonably well with experimental results. The cross sections of (n,p) reaction are compared with systematics by Kasugai et. al. The systematics agrees with experimental results. (author)

  2. Time-resolved Fermi surface mapping of the charge density wave material DyTe3

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    Wolf M.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The femtosecond dynamics of the Fermi surface of DyTe3 and its band structure are investigated by time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. We directly monitor the ultrafast collapse of the charge density wave gap within 200 fs.

  3. Galvanomagnetic and thermoelectric properties of BiTeBr and BiTeI single crystals and their electronic structure

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    BiTeI and BiTeBr single crystals are synthesized by the Bridgman method, and their galvanomagnetic and thermoelectrical properties are investigated. Both semiconductors have n-type conductivity. The thermoelectric efficiency of BiTeBr is much higher than that of BiTeI, which is related mainly to a larger See-beck coefficient for the former compound. For both crystals, the band structure is calculated from the density-functional theory. It is shown that both compounds are semiconductors with an indirect energy band gap.

  4. Novel Ge-Ga-Te-CsBr glass system with ultrahigh resolvability of halide.

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    Cheng, Ci; Wang, Xunsi; Xu, Tiefeng; Zhu, Qingde; Sun, Lihong; Pan, Zhanghao; Nie, Qiuhua; Zhang, Peiqing; Wu, Yuehao; Dai, Shixun; Shen, Xiang; Zhang, Xianghua

    2015-11-01

    CO2 molecule, one of the main molecules to create new life, should be probed accurately to detect the existence of life in exoplanets. The primary signature of CO2 molecule is approximately 15 μm, and traditional S- and Se-based glass fibers are unsuitable. Thus, Te-based glass is the only ideal candidate glass for far-infrared detection. In this study, a new kind of Te-based chalcohalide glass system was discovered with relatively stable and large optical band gap. A traditional melt-quenching method was adopted to prepare a series of (Ge15Ga10Te75)100-x (CsBr)x chalcogenide glass samples. Experiment results indicate that the glass-forming ability and thermal properties of glass samples were improved when CsBr was added in the host of Ge-Ga-Te glass. Ge-Ga-Te glass could remarkably dissolve CsBr content as much as 85 at.%, which is the highest halide content in all reports for Te-based chalcohalide glasses. Moreover, ΔT values of these glass samples were all above 100 °C. The glass sample (Ge15Ga10Te75)65 (CsBr)35 with ΔT of 119 °C was the largest, which was 7 °C larger than that of Ge15Ga10Te75 host glass. The infrared transmission spectra of these glasses show that the far-infrared cut-off wavelengths of (Ge15Ga10Te75)100-x (CsBr)x chalcogenide glasses were all beyond 25 μm. In conclusion, (Ge15Ga10Te75)100-x (CsBr)x chalcogenide glasses are potential materials for far-infrared optical application. PMID:26099824

  5. Crystal structure of the RAgTe{sub 2} (R=Y, Tb, Dy, Ho and Er) compounds

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    Gulay, L.D. [Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Volyn State University, Voli Avenue 13, 43009 Lutsk (Ukraine)]. E-mail: gulay@univer.lutsk.ua; Olekseyuk, I.D. [Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Volyn State University, Voli Avenue 13, 43009 Lutsk (Ukraine); Pietraszko, A. [W. Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okolna Street 2, P.O. Box 1410, 50-950 Wroclaw (Poland)

    2006-11-09

    The crystal structures of the RAgTe{sub 2} (R=Y, Tb, Dy, Ho and Er) compounds (space group P4-bar 2{sub 1}m, Pearson symbol tP8) were determined by means of X-ray powder diffraction: a=0.71398(2)nm, c=0.45947(2)nm, R{sub I}=0.0701 (YAgTe{sub 2}), a=0.71466(3)nm, c=0.46108(3)nm, R{sub I}=0.0761 (TbAgTe{sub 2}), a=0.71287(3)nm, c=0.45955(3)nm, R{sub I}=0.0637 (DyAgTe{sub 2}), a=0.71033(3)nm, c=0.45713(3)nm, R{sub I}=0.0755 (HoAgTe{sub 2}) and X-ray single crystal diffraction: a=0.7091(1)nm, c=0.45650(9)nm, R{sub 1}=0.0366 (ErAgTe{sub 2}). The Te atoms in the structure of the RAgTe{sub 2} compounds are stacked in a close-packed arrangement with layers in the sequence AB. Half of the octahedral interstices are occupied by the R atoms. The Ag atoms are located in remaining octahedral interstices, but they are shifted from the centers of the respective octahedra and tetrahedral surrounding really exists for Ag.

  6. Investigation of the R{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-M{sub 2}Te-PbTe (R = Tb, Dy; M = Cu, Ag) systems at 770 K

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    Marchuk, O.V. [Department of Physical and Colloidal Chemistry, Volyn State University, Voli Ave 13, 43009 Lutsk (Ukraine); Daszkiewicz, M. [W. Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okolna str. 2, P.O. Box 1410, 50-950 Wroclaw (Poland); Gulay, L.D. [Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Volyn State University, Voli Ave 13, 43009 Lutsk (Ukraine)], E-mail: gulay@lab.univer.lutsk.ua; Olekseyuk, I.D. [Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Volyn State University, Voli Ave 13, 43009 Lutsk (Ukraine); Pietraszko, A. [W. Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okolna str. 2, P.O. Box 1410, 50-950 Wroclaw (Poland)

    2008-05-08

    The interactions between the components in the R{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-M{sub 2}Te-PbTe (R Tb, Dy; M = Cu, Ag) systems at 770 K were determined using X-ray powder diffraction. The formation of the compounds R{sub 7}Cu{sub 3}Te{sub 12} (Ho{sub 7}Cu{sub 3}Te{sub 12} structure type, space group R3-barm), RCu{sub 5}Te{sub 4} (unknown structure), RAgTe{sub 2} (ErAgTe{sub 2} structure type, space group P4-bar2{sub 1}m) and the solid solutions R{sub (2+x)/3}Cu{sub 2-x}Te{sub 2} (0 {<=} x {<=} 1) (Er{sub 2/3}Cu{sub 2}S{sub 2} structure type, space group P3-bar) in the R{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-M{sub 2}Te sections was observed. No compounds exist in the R{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-PbTe and M{sub 2}Te-PbTe sections. The formation of quaternary compounds was not observed in the investigated systems.

  7. Point Defect Properties of Cd(Zn)Te and TlBr for Room-Temperature Gamma Radiation Detectors

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    Lordi, Vincenzo

    2013-03-01

    The effects of various crystal defects in CdTe, Cd1-xZnxTe (CZT), and TlBr are critical for their performance as room-temperature gamma radiation detectors. We use predictive first principles theoretical methods to provide fundamental, atomic scale understanding of the defect properties of these materials to enable design of optimal growth and processing conditions, such as doping, annealing, and stoichiometry. Several recent cases will be reviewed, including (i) accurate calculations of the thermodynamic and electronic properties of native point defects and point defect complexes in CdTe and CZT; (ii) the effects of Zn alloying on the native point defect properties of CZT; (iii) point defect diffusion and binding related to Te clustering in Cd(Zn)Te; (iv) the profound effect of native point defects--principally vacancies--on the intrinsic material properties of TlBr, particularly electronic and ionic conductivity; (v) tailored doping of TlBr to independently control the electronic and ionic conductivity; and (vi) the effects of metal impurities on the electronic properties and device performance of TlBr detectors. Prepared by LLNL under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344 with support from the National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Nonproliferation and Verification Research and Development NA-22.

  8. Crystal structure of the R{sub 7}Cu{sub 3}Te{sub 12} (R=Tb, Dy, Ho, Er and Tm) compounds

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    Gulay, L.D. [Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Volyn State University, Voli Ave 13, 43009 Lutsk (Ukraine)]. E-mail: gulay@lab.univer.lutsk.ua; Olekseyuk, I.D. [Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Volyn State University, Voli Ave 13, 43009 Lutsk (Ukraine); Pietraszko, A. [W. Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okolna Str. 2, P.O. Box 1410, 50-950 WrocIaw (Poland)

    2005-11-10

    The crystal structures of the R{sub 7}Cu{sub 3}Te{sub 12} (R=Tb, Dy, Ho, Er and Tm) compounds (space group R3-bar m, Pearson symbol hR27-5) were determined by means of X-ray single crystal diffraction: a=0.43020(6)nm, c=4.1720(8)nm, R{sub I}=0.0498 (Ho{sub 7}Cu{sub 3}Te{sub 12}) and X-ray powder diffraction: a=0.43279(3)nm, c=4.1896(3)nm, R{sub I}=0.0932 (Tb{sub 7}Cu{sub 3}Te{sub 12}); a=0.43114(5)nm, c=4.1779(8)nm, R{sub I}=0.0891 (Dy{sub 7}Cu{sub 3}Te{sub 12}); a=0.42802(2)nm, c=4.1575(2)nm, R{sub I}=0.0849 (Er{sub 7}Cu{sub 3}Te{sub 12}); a=0.42709(3)nm, c=4.1540(3)nm, R{sub I}=0.0858 (Tm{sub 7}Cu{sub 3}Te{sub 12}). The close packed Te layers in ...hhcc... stacking exists in the crystal structure of the R{sub 7}Cu{sub 3}Te{sub 12} (R=Tb, Dy, Ho, Er and Tm) compounds. The R atoms occupy 7/12 of octahedral interstices, whereas the Cu atoms occupy 1/8 of tetrahedral interstices.

  9. Bulk and surface band structure of the new family of semiconductors BiTeX (X=I, Br, Cl)

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    Moreschini, L., E-mail: lmoreschini@lbl.gov [Advanced Light Source (ALS), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Autès, G. [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Crepaldi, A. [Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Moser, S. [Advanced Light Source (ALS), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Johannsen, J.C. [Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Kim, K.S. [Advanced Light Source (ALS), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Center for Artificial Low Dimensional Electronic Systems, Institute for Basic Science, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Berger, H.; Bugnon, Ph.; Magrez, A. [Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Denlinger, J.; Rotenberg, E.; Bostwick, A. [Advanced Light Source (ALS), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Yazyev, O.V. [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); and others

    2015-05-15

    Highlights: • We provide an ARPES comparison between the three tellurohalides BiTeX (X = I, Br, Cl). • They present a similar band structure with namely spin-split bulk and surface states. • They offer, except for BiTeCl, the possibility of ambipolar conduction. • They can be easily doped. • From the data appeared so far, BiTeBr may be the most appealing for applications. - Abstract: We present an overview of the new family of semiconductors BiTeX (X = I, Br, Cl) from the perspective of angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy. The strong band bending occurring at the surface potentially endows them with a large flexibility, as they are capable of hosting both hole and electron conduction, and can be modified by inclusion or adsorption of foreign atoms. In addition, their trigonal crystal structure lacks a center of symmetry and allows for both bulk and surface spin-split bands at the Fermi level. We elucidate analogies and differences among the three materials, also in the light of recent theoretical and experimental work.

  10. Bulk and surface band structure of the new family of semiconductors BiTeX (X=I, Br, Cl)

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    Highlights: • We provide an ARPES comparison between the three tellurohalides BiTeX (X = I, Br, Cl). • They present a similar band structure with namely spin-split bulk and surface states. • They offer, except for BiTeCl, the possibility of ambipolar conduction. • They can be easily doped. • From the data appeared so far, BiTeBr may be the most appealing for applications. - Abstract: We present an overview of the new family of semiconductors BiTeX (X = I, Br, Cl) from the perspective of angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy. The strong band bending occurring at the surface potentially endows them with a large flexibility, as they are capable of hosting both hole and electron conduction, and can be modified by inclusion or adsorption of foreign atoms. In addition, their trigonal crystal structure lacks a center of symmetry and allows for both bulk and surface spin-split bands at the Fermi level. We elucidate analogies and differences among the three materials, also in the light of recent theoretical and experimental work

  11. Symmetry-dependent carrier relaxation dynamics and charge–density–wave transition in DyTe3 probed by polarized femtosecond spectroscopy

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    Photo-induced quasi-particle (QP) relaxation dynamics with different symmetries have been investigated for the multiple charge–density–wave (CDW) compound DyTe3 by using ultrafast polarized pump-probe spectroscopy. By performing symmetry analysis, the QP dynamics with isotropic A1g and anisotropic B2g symmetry were found to show unique anomalies at the first and second CDW transitions. Both the temperature dependence and pump fluence dependence indicate that the B2g response is very sensitive to the underlying lattice deformation, which provides critical insight into the multiple CDW formations. (paper)

  12. Clusters and ions in {TR6}X12R (T=Fe, Co, Ru, Os, Ir, R=Dy, Ho, Er, X=Br, I)—A magnetic study

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    Eight cluster complex compounds with the composition {TR6}X12R (T=Fe, Co, Ru, Os, Ir, R=Dy, Ho, Er, X=Br, I) exhibiting the same crystal structure, {BSc6}Cl12Sc type, were investigated by magnetometry. A diversity of magnetic properties was recorded depending on chemical compositions. Long range spin order is suggested for {CoHo6}I12Ho, {FeHo6}I12Ho and {OsDy6}I12Dy below 40, 20 and 17 K, respectively. The occurrence of 1–10% magnetic energy losses at lower temperatures with strong frequency dependence makes several of the compounds comparable with molecular magnets. Both the {TR6} cluster and the single R3+ ion contribute to out-of-phase susceptibility; these effects appear separately and can be investigated individually by employing an AC-magnetic field. - Highlights: • The presented complex transition metal rare-earth metal halogenides contain magnetic single ions and metal clusters. • Depending on the involved elements, a variety of magnetic ground states is observed. • Several of the compounds exhibit 1–10% of magnetic energy losses on applying an alternating magnetic driving field. • These losses exhibit relatively strong shifts in temperature on changing the driving frequency. • Hence, several of the compounds behave similarly to molecular magnets although the chemistry is quite different

  13. Clusters and ions in {TR_6}X{sub 12}R (T=Fe, Co, Ru, Os, Ir, R=Dy, Ho, Er, X=Br, I)—A magnetic study

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    Valldor, Martin, E-mail: martin.valldor@cpfs.mpg.de [Physics Department, University of Cologne, Zülpicher Straße 77, D-50937 Cologne (Germany); Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Nöthnitzer Straße 40, D-01187 Dresden (Germany); Meyer, Eva; Rustige, Christian; Meyer, Gerd [Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Cologne, Greinstraße 6, D-50939 Cologne (Germany)

    2013-12-15

    Eight cluster complex compounds with the composition {TR_6}X{sub 12}R (T=Fe, Co, Ru, Os, Ir, R=Dy, Ho, Er, X=Br, I) exhibiting the same crystal structure, {BSc_6}Cl{sub 12}Sc type, were investigated by magnetometry. A diversity of magnetic properties was recorded depending on chemical compositions. Long range spin order is suggested for {CoHo_6}I{sub 12}Ho, {FeHo_6}I{sub 12}Ho and {OsDy_6}I{sub 12}Dy below 40, 20 and 17 K, respectively. The occurrence of 1–10% magnetic energy losses at lower temperatures with strong frequency dependence makes several of the compounds comparable with molecular magnets. Both the {TR_6} cluster and the single R{sup 3+} ion contribute to out-of-phase susceptibility; these effects appear separately and can be investigated individually by employing an AC-magnetic field. - Highlights: • The presented complex transition metal rare-earth metal halogenides contain magnetic single ions and metal clusters. • Depending on the involved elements, a variety of magnetic ground states is observed. • Several of the compounds exhibit 1–10% of magnetic energy losses on applying an alternating magnetic driving field. • These losses exhibit relatively strong shifts in temperature on changing the driving frequency. • Hence, several of the compounds behave similarly to molecular magnets although the chemistry is quite different.

  14. Synthesis and crystal structure of Ln{sub 2}SeSiO{sub 4}(Ln=Sm,Dy,Ho) and Sm{sub 2}TeSiO{sub 4}; Synthese und Kristallstruktur von Ln{sub 2}SeSiO{sub 4}(Ln=Sm,Dy,Ho) und Sm{sub 2}TeSiO{sub 4}

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    Person, H.; Grupe, M.; Urland, W. [Hannover Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Anorganische Chemie

    2000-01-01

    Single crystals of Ln{sub 2}SeSiO{sub 4} (Ln = Sm, Dy, Ho) could be prepared by the reaction of lanthanide metal, selenium and iodine in the ratio 1:1:2.5 and subsequent reaction with quartz glass powder. Black crystals of Sm{sub 2}TeSiO{sub 4} have been obtained in chemical transport experiments of SmTe{sub 2} with iodine in evacuated quartz glass ampoules as by-products. All chalcogenide silicates crystallize orthorhombically with the space group Pbcm (Z = 4) and the lattice constants: Sm{sub 2}SeSiO{sub 4}: a = 612.6(1) pm, b = 709.0(1) pm, c = 1094.0(2) pm; Dy{sub 2}SeSiO{sub 4}: a = 603.6(1) pm, b = 696.4(1) pm, c = 1081.2(2) pm; Ho{sub 2}SeSiO{sub 4}: a = 601.0(1) pm, b = 693.6(1) pm, c = 1078.6(2) pm; Sm{sub 2}TeSiO{sub 4}: a = 623.82(8) pm, b = 713.06(7) pm, c = 1112.26(11) pm. The crystal structure is built up of alternating Ln(Se/Te) and LnSiO{sub 4} sheets parallel (001). (orig.)

  15. Stellar (n,γ) cross sections of p-process isotopes Part I: 102Pd, 120Te, 130,132Ba, and 156Dy

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    We have investigated the (n,γ) cross sections of p-process isotopes with the activation technique. The measurements were carried out at the Karlsruhe Van de Graaff accelerator using the 7Li(p,n)7Be source for simulating a Maxwellian neutron distribution of kT=25 keV. Stellar cross section measurements are reported for the light p-process isotopes 102Pd, 120Te, 130,132Ba, and 156Dy. In a following paper the cross sections of 168Yb, 180W, 184Os, 190Pt, and 196Hg will be discussed. The data are extrapolated to p-process energies by including information from evaluated nuclear data libraries. The results are compared to standard Hauser-Feshbach models frequently used in astrophysics.

  16. Cascading electron and hole transfer dynamics in a CdS/CdTe core-shell sensitized with bromo-pyrogallol red (Br-PGR): slow charge recombination in type II regime

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    Maity, Partha; Debnath, Tushar; Chopra, Uday; Ghosh, Hirendra Nath

    2015-01-01

    Ultrafast cascading hole and electron transfer dynamics have been demonstrated in a CdS/CdTe type II core-shell sensitized with Br-PGR using transient absorption spectroscopy and the charge recombination dynamics have been compared with those of CdS/Br-PGR composite materials. Steady state optical absorption studies suggest that Br-PGR forms strong charge transfer (CT) complexes with both the CdS QD and CdS/CdTe core-shell. Hole transfer from the photo-excited QD and QD core-shell to Br-PGR was confirmed by both steady state and time-resolved emission spectroscopy. Charge separation was also confirmed by detecting electrons in the conduction band of the QD and the cation radical of Br-PGR as measured from femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. Charge separation in the CdS/Br-PGR composite materials was found to take place in three different pathways, by transferring the photo-excited hole of CdS to Br-PGR, electron injection from the photo-excited Br-PGR to the CdS QD, and direct electron transfer from the HOMO of Br-PGR to the conduction band of the CdS QD. However, in the CdS/CdTe/Br-PGR system hole transfer from the photo-excited CdS to Br-PGR and electron injection from the photo-excited Br-PGR to CdS take place after cascading through the CdTe shell QD. Charge separation also takes place via direct electron transfer from the Br-PGR HOMO to the conduction band of CdS/CdTe. Charge recombination (CR) dynamics between the electron in the conduction band of the CdS QD and the Br-PGR cation radical were determined by monitoring the bleach recovery kinetics. The CR dynamics were found to be much slower in the CdS/CdTe/Br-PGR system than in the CdS/Br-PGR system. The formation of the strong CT complex and the separation of charges cascading through the CdTe shell help to slow down charge recombination in the type II regime.Ultrafast cascading hole and electron transfer dynamics have been demonstrated in a CdS/CdTe type II core-shell sensitized with Br

  17. Homo- and heterovalent substitutions in the new clathrates I Si30P16Te(8-x)Se(x) and Si(30+x)P(16-x)Te(8-x)Br(x): synthesis, crystal structure, and thermoelectric properties.

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    Abramchuk, Nikolay S; Carrillo-Cabrera, Wilder; Veremchuk, Igor; Oeschler, Niels; Olenev, Andrei V; Prots, Yurii; Burkhardt, Ulrich; Dikarev, Evgeny V; Grin, Juri; Shevelkov, Andrei V

    2012-11-01

    The new cationic clathrates I Si(30)P(16)Te(8-x)Se(x) and Si(30+x)P(16-x)Te(8-x)Br(x) were synthesized by the standard ampule technique. The Si(30)P(16)Te(8-x)Se(x) (x = 0-2.3) clathrates crystallize in the cubic space group Pm3̅n with the unit cell parameter a ranging from 9.9382(2) to 9.9696(1) Å. In the case of the Si(30+x)P(16-x)Te(8-x)Br(x) (x = 1-6.4) clathrates, the lattice parameter varies from 9.9720(8) to 10.0405(1) Å; at lower Si/P ratios (x = 1-3) the ordering of bromine atoms induces the splitting of the guest positions and causes the transformation from the space group Pm3n to Pm3. Irrespective of the structure peculiarities, the normal temperature motion of the guest atoms inside the oversized cages of the framework is observed. The title clathrates possess very low thermal expansion coefficients ranging from 6.6 × 10(-6) to 1.0 × 10(-5) K(-1) in the temperature range of 298-1100 K. The characteristic Debye temperature is about 490 K. Measurements of the electrical resistivity and thermopower showed typical behavior of p-type thermally activated semiconductors, whereas the temperature behavior of the thermal conductivity is glasslike and in general consistent with the PGEC concept. The highest value of the thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT = 0.1) was achieved for the Br-bearing clathrate Si(32.1(2))P(13.9(2))Te(6.6(2))Br(1.0(1)) at 750 K. PMID:23072375

  18. Measurement of d sigma/dy of Drell-Yan e+ e- pairs in the Z Mass Region from p anti-p Collisions at s88(1/2) = 1.96-TeV

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    Aaltonen, T.; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Adelman, J.; /Chicago U., EFI; Akimoto, T.; /Tsukuba U.; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Amerio, S.; /Padua U. /INFN, Padua; Amidei, D.; /Michigan U.; Anastassov, A.; /Northwestern U.; Annovi, A.; /Frascati; Antos, J.; /Comenius U.; Apollinari, G.; /Fermilab; Apresyan, A.; /Purdue U. /Waseda U.

    2009-08-01

    We report on a CDF measurement of the total cross section and rapidity distribution, d{sigma}/dy, for q{bar q} {yields} {gamma}*/Z {yields} e{sup +}e{sup -} events in the Z boson mass region (66 < M{sub ee} < 116 GeV/c{sup 2}) produced in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV with 2.1 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity. The measured cross section of 256 {+-} 16 pb and d{sigma}/dy distribution are compared with Next-to-Leading-Order and Next-to-Next-to-Leading-Order QCD theory predictions with CTEQ and MRST parton distribution functions (PDFs). There is good agreement between data and theory except at large rapidity for which further tuning of PDF models may be needed.

  19. Crystal structures of the compounds R{sub 3}CuSe{sub 6} (R = Gd, Tb and Dy) and TbCu{sub 0.34}Te{sub 2}

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    Gulay, L.D. [Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Volyn State University, Voli Avenue 13, 43009 Lutsk (Ukraine)]. E-mail: gulay@lab.univer.lutsk.ua; Olekseyuk, I.D. [Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Volyn State University, Voli Avenue 13, 43009 Lutsk (Ukraine)

    2005-01-25

    The crystal structures of the compounds R{sub 3}CuSe{sub 6} (R = Gd, Tb and Dy) (Sm{sub 3}CuSe{sub 6} structure type, space group Pbcm, Pearson symbol oP40) and TbCu{sub 0.34}Te{sub 2} (LaCu{sub 0.28}Te{sub 2} structure type, space group Pbcm, Pearson symbol oP13.36) were determined by means of X-ray powder diffraction: a 0.70902(3) nm, b = 0.77850(3) nm, c = 1.68576(7) nm, R{sub I} = 0.0882 (Gd{sub 3}CuSe{sub 6}); a = 0.70630(3) nm, b = 0.77396(3) nm, c = 1.67913(8) nm, R{sub I} 0.0806 (Tb{sub 3}CuSe{sub 6}); a = 0.70463(4) nm, b = 0.76962(4) nm, c = 1.6680(1) nm, R{sub I} = 0.0928 (Dy{sub 3}CuSe{sub 6}); a = 0.75580(3) nm, b = 0.81753(3) nm, c 0.60828(2) nm, R{sub I} = 0.0864 (TbCu{sub 0.34}Te{sub 2})

  20. Phonon analysis of the S = 1 quantum spin systems Ni5Te4O12X2 (X Cl and Br)

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    We report our investigations of the electrodynamic response of the S = 1 quantum spin systems Ni5Te4O12X2 (X = Cl and Br), which develop a magnetic ordered state below 30 K. We measure the optical reflectivity over a broad spectral range extending from the far infrared up to the ultraviolet. Besides identifying the electronic interband transitions, we primarily focus our attention on the lattice dynamics, emphasizing the phonon modes spectrum and its temperature dependence. Our findings do not reveal any direct link between possible structural anomalies and the transition into the magnetically ordered state at low temperatures

  1. Thermoelectric properties of Tl10−xLnxTe6, with Ln = Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho and Er, and 0.25 ⩽ x ⩽ 1.32

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    Highlights: ► The thermoelectric properties of Tl10−xLnxTe6 were determined. ► For each Ln, the Seebeck coefficient increases with increasing Ln amount. ► For each Ln, the electrical conductivity decreases with increasing Ln amount. ► For each Ln, the thermal conductivity decreases with increasing Ln amount. ► The lattice thermal conductivity is always very low. - Abstract: In the present study, thallium lanthanide tellurides, Tl10−xLnxTe6, Ln = Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho and Er; 0.25 ⩽ x ⩽ 1.32 were investigated. All these thallium lanthanide tellurides are isostructural to Tl9BiTe6, adopting the space group I4/mcm with mixed occupancy of Tl and Ln at the 4c site. The unit cell volume increases with increasing lanthanide content for a given Ln and decreases across the lanthanides series for a specific stoichiometry. Tl9CeTe6 has exceptionally small unit cell volume of 1019(1) Å3, compared to, e.g., Tl9LaTe6 with 1047.2(1) Å3 and Tl9NdTe6 with 1028(1) Å3. The Seebeck coefficient values, S, increase as the lanthanide content increases for a given Ln. On the other hand, the electrical conductivity, σ, and thermal conductivity, κ, values decrease with increasing Ln content for a given Ln. The opposite trend (S decreases while σ and κ increase) is mostly observed across the lanthanide series for Tl10−xLnxTe6, x ≈ 1. For instance, S of Tl9.08Nd1.02(6)Te6, Tl9.0Gd1.0(1)Te6 and Tl9.05Er0.95(5)Te6 are 81, 59, 49 μV/K, respectively, at 500 K. Consequently, the dimensionless figure-of-merit values increase for a given Ln with increasing x (and temperature). The highest ZT value of ∼0.20 was obtained for Tl8.98Nd1.02(6)Te6 and Tl8.99Sm1.01(7)Te6 at ∼550 K.

  2. Imaging performance comparison between a LaBr3: Ce scintillator based and a CdTe semiconductor based photon counting compact gamma camera.

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    Russo, P; Mettivier, G; Pani, R; Pellegrini, R; Cinti, M N; Bennati, P

    2009-04-01

    The authors report on the performance of two small field of view, compact gamma cameras working in single photon counting in planar imaging tests at 122 and 140 keV. The first camera is based on a LaBr3: Ce scintillator continuous crystal (49 x 49 x 5 mm3) assembled with a flat panel multianode photomultiplier tube with parallel readout. The second one belongs to the class of semiconductor hybrid pixel detectors, specifically, a CdTe pixel detector (14 x 14 x 1 mm3) with 256 x 256 square pixels and a pitch of 55 microm, read out by a CMOS single photon counting integrated circuit of the Medipix2 series. The scintillation camera was operated with selectable energy window while the CdTe camera was operated with a single low-energy detection threshold of about 20 keV, i.e., without energy discrimination. The detectors were coupled to pinhole or parallel-hole high-resolution collimators. The evaluation of their overall performance in basic imaging tasks is presented through measurements of their detection efficiency, intrinsic spatial resolution, noise, image SNR, and contrast recovery. The scintillation and CdTe cameras showed, respectively, detection efficiencies at 122 keV of 83% and 45%, intrinsic spatial resolutions of 0.9 mm and 75 microm, and total background noises of 40.5 and 1.6 cps. Imaging tests with high-resolution parallel-hole and pinhole collimators are also reported. PMID:19472638

  3. Imaging performance comparison between a LaBr3:Ce scintillator based and a CdTe semiconductor based photon counting compact gamma camera

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    The authors report on the performance of two small field of view, compact gamma cameras working in single photon counting in planar imaging tests at 122 and 140 keV. The first camera is based on a LaBr3:Ce scintillator continuous crystal (49x49x5 mm3) assembled with a flat panel multianode photomultiplier tube with parallel readout. The second one belongs to the class of semiconductor hybrid pixel detectors, specifically, a CdTe pixel detector (14x14x1 mm3) with 256x256 square pixels and a pitch of 55 μm, read out by a CMOS single photon counting integrated circuit of the Medipix2 series. The scintillation camera was operated with selectable energy window while the CdTe camera was operated with a single low-energy detection threshold of about 20 keV, i.e., without energy discrimination. The detectors were coupled to pinhole or parallel-hole high-resolution collimators. The evaluation of their overall performance in basic imaging tasks is presented through measurements of their detection efficiency, intrinsic spatial resolution, noise, image SNR, and contrast recovery. The scintillation and CdTe cameras showed, respectively, detection efficiencies at 122 keV of 83% and 45%, intrinsic spatial resolutions of 0.9 mm and 75 μm, and total background noises of 40.5 and 1.6 cps. Imaging tests with high-resolution parallel-hole and pinhole collimators are also reported.

  4. Diaroyl Tellurides: Synthesis, Structure and NBO Analysis of (2-MeOC6H4CO2Te – Comparison with Its Sulfur and Selenium Isologues. The First Observation of [MgBr][R(C=TeO] Salts

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    Fumio Ando

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available A series of aromatic diacyl tellurides were prepared in moderate to good yields by the reactions of sodium orpotassium arenecarbotelluroates with acyl chlorides in acetonitrile. X-ray structure analyses and theoretical calculations of 2-methoxybenzoic anhydride and bis(2-methoxybenzoyl sulfide, selenide and telluride were carried out. The two 2-MeOC6H4CO moieties of bis(2-methoxybenzoyl telluride are nearly planar and the two methoxy oxygen atoms intramolecularly coordinate to the central tellurium atom from both side of C(11-Te(11-C(22 plane. In contrast, the oxygen and sulfur isologues (2-MeOC6H4CO2E (E = O, S, show that one of the two methoxy oxygen atoms contacts with the oxygen atom of the carbonyl group connected to the same benzene ring. The structure of di(2-methoxybenzoyl selenide which was obtained by MO calculation resembles that of tellurium isologues rather than the corresponding oxygen and sulfur isologues. The reactions of di(aroyl tellurides with Grignard reagents lead to the formation of tellurocarboxylato magnesium complexes [MgBr][R(C=TeO].

  5. CdZnTe- and TlBr-detectors response simulation for registration of the mixed beta- and gamma-radiation

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    Skrypnyk A. I.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available One of the approaches for reconstructing the spectra of the mixed beta- and gamma-radiation, produced by wide band-gap semiconductor detectors, and the subsequent identification of radionuclides that are comprised in the mixture composition is a method based on various methods of spectral deconvolution. The presence of the detector response functions for each individual source of radiation is a key point in the studying such techniques. The response of TlBr- and CdZnTe-detectors to gamma-rays from 90Sr and 137Cs was simulated by Monte-Carlo method via Geant4 package. The computer experiments were conducted with using a β-filter and without it. It was shown that optimal thickness of the Al β-filter required for complete suppressing the conversion electrons in the 137Cs spectrum is 0.5 mm. The modification of 661.7 keV photopeaks with a using β-filter was investigated.

  6. Measurement of 1/sigma dsigma/dy for Z/gamma* ---> e+e- at s**(1/2) = 1.96 TeV

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    Yan, Ming; /Maryland U.

    2007-03-01

    The author presents the measurement of p{bar p} {yields} Z/{gamma}* {yields} e{sup +}e{sup -} + X inclusive differential cross section as a function of boson rapidity. The data, which correspond to an integrated luminosity of 0.4 fb{sup -1}, were collected with D0 detector at Tevatron p{bar p} collider. At the Run II energy of {radical}s = 1.96 TeV, Z bosons are produced with rapidity out to {+-} 3. The cross section is measured in a mass range between 71 to 111 GeV for the allowed kinematic range.

  7. Decomposition of DyF3 and its effect on magnetic performance of DyF3-doped Nd-Fe-B-type hot-deformed magnet

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    Kim, J. Y.; Kwon, H. W.; Lee, J. G.; Yu, J. H.

    2015-05-01

    Decomposition of DyF3 and its effect on the magnetic performance of the hot-pressed compact and die-upset magnet of melt-spun Nd-Fe-B-type material were investigated. DyF3 was thermally decomposed above 660 °C, and this decomposition was linked closely to the coercivity enhancement. When the DyF3 doped flakes were hot-pressed above the decomposition temperature of DyF3, the diffusion of Dy into the flakes was promoted, and leading to profound coercivity enhancement. Coercivity of the hot-pressed magnet was further enhanced by post-hot-press annealing, and coercivity as high as 24.5 kOe was obtained after the optimum annealing. The DyF3 doped hot-deformed magnet exhibited enhanced magnetic performance (iHc = 17.5 kOe, Br = 12.8 kG, (BH)max = 37.6 MGOe) with respect to the un-doped magnet without sacrificing significant remanence. Coercivity was improved by 30%. In magnet in which the decomposition of DyF3 and Dy diffusion were fully accomplished, the region originally occupied by added DyF3 was completely replaced by NdF3.

  8. Effect of Ligand Substitution around the Dy(III) on the SMM Properties of Dual-Luminescent Zn-Dy and Zn-Dy-Zn Complexes with Large Anisotropy Energy Barriers: A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Magnetostructural Study.

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    Costes, Jean Pierre; Titos-Padilla, Silvia; Oyarzabal, Itziar; Gupta, Tulika; Duhayon, Carine; Rajaraman, Gopalan; Colacio, Enrique

    2016-05-01

    The new dinuclear Zn(II)-Dy(III) and trinuclear Zn(II)-Dy(III)-Zn(II) complexes of formula [(LZnBrDy(ovan) (NO3)(H2O)](H2O)·0.5(MeOH) (1) and [(L(1)ZnBr)2Dy(MeOH)2](ClO4) (3) (L and L(1) are the dideprotonated forms of the N,N'-2,2-dimethylpropylenedi(3-methoxysalicylideneiminato and 2-{(E)-[(3-{[(2E,3E)-3-(hydroxyimino)butan-2-ylidene ]amino}-2,2-dimethylpropyl)imino]methyl}-6-methoxyphenol Schiff base compartmental ligands, respectively) have been prepared and magnetostructurally characterized. The X-ray structure of 1 indicates that the Dy(III) ion exhibits a DyO9 coordination sphere, which is made from four O atoms coming from the compartmental ligand (two methoxy terminal groups and two phenoxido bridging groups connecting Zn(II) and Dy(III) ions), other four atoms belonging to the chelating nitrato and ovanillin ligands, and the last one coming to the coordinated water molecule. The structure of 3 shows the central Dy(III) ion surrounded by two L(1)Zn units, so that the Dy(III) and Zn(II) ions are linked by phenoxido/oximato bridging groups. The Dy ion is eight-coordinated by the six O atoms afforded by two L(1) ligands and two O atoms coming from two methanol molecules. Alternating current (AC) dynamic magnetic measurements of 1, 3, and the previously reported dinuclear [LZnClDy(thd)2] (2) complex (where thd = 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5-heptanedionato ligand) indicate single molecule magnet (SMM) behavior for all these complexes with large thermal energy barriers for the reversal of the magnetization and butterfly-shaped hysteresis loops at 2 K. Ab initio calculations on 1-3 show a pure Ising ground state for all of them, which induces almost completely suppressed quantum tunnelling magnetization (QTM), and thermally assisted quantum tunnelling magnetization (TA-QTM) relaxations via the first excited Kramers doublet, leading to large energy barriers, thus supporting the observation of SMM behavior. The comparison between the experimental and theoretical

  9. Physics potential for the measurement of σ(Hνν{sup -bar})×BR(H→μ{sup +}μ{sup -}) at the 1.4 TeV CLIC collider

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    Milutinović-Dumbelović, G., E-mail: gordanamd@vinca.rs; Božović-Jelisavčić, I. [Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Mihajla Petrovića Alasa 12-14, 11001, Belgrade (Serbia); Grefe, C. [Universität Bonn, 53012, Bonn (Germany); CERN, 1211, Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Kačarević, G.; Lukić, S.; Pandurović, M. [Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Mihajla Petrovića Alasa 12-14, 11001, Belgrade (Serbia); Roloff, P. [CERN, 1211, Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Smiljanić, I. [Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Mihajla Petrovića Alasa 12-14, 11001, Belgrade (Serbia)

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    The future compact linear collider (CLIC) offers a possibility for a rich precision physics programme, in particular in the Higgs sector through the energy staging. This is the first paper addressing the measurement of the standard model Higgs boson decay into two muons at 1.4 TeV CLIC. With respect to similar studies at future linear colliders, this paper includes several novel contributions to the statistical uncertainty of the measurement. The latter includes the equivalent photon approximation employed to describe e{sup +}e{sup -} and eγ interactions whenever the virtuality of the mediated photon is smaller than 4 GeV and realistic forward electron tagging based on energy deposition maps in the forward calorimeters, as well as several processes with the Beamstrahlung photons that results in irreducible contribution to the signal. In addition, coincidence of the Bhabha scattering with the signal and background processes is considered, altering the signal selection efficiency. The study is performed using a fully simulated CLIC-ILD detector model. It is shown that the branching ratio for the Higgs decay into a pair of muons BR(H→μ{sup +}μ{sup -}) times the Higgs production cross-section in WW-fusion σ(Hνν{sup -bar}) can be measured with 38 % statistical accuracy at √s=1.4 TeV, assuming an integrated luminosity of 1.5 ab{sup -1} with unpolarised beams. If 80 % electron beam polarisation is considered, the statistical uncertainty of the measurement is reduced to 25 %. Systematic uncertainties are negligible in comparison to the statistical uncertainty.

  10. Physics potential for the measurement of σ (Hνanti ν) x BR(H → μ{sup +}μ{sup -}) at the 1.4 TeV CLIC collider

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    Milutinovic-Dumbelovic, G.; Bozovic-Jelisavcic, I.; Kacarevic, G.; Lukic, S.; Pandurovic, M.; Smiljanic, I. [University of Belgrade, Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade (Serbia); Grefe, C. [Universitaet Bonn, Bonn (Germany); CERN, Geneva (Switzerland); Roloff, P. [CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)

    2015-11-15

    The future compact linear collider (CLIC) offers a possibility for a rich precision physics programme, in particular in the Higgs sector through the energy staging. This is the first paper addressing the measurement of the standard model Higgs boson decay into two muons at 1.4 TeV CLIC. With respect to similar studies at future linear colliders, this paper includes several novel contributions to the statistical uncertainty of the measurement. The latter includes the equivalent photon approximation employed to describe e{sup +}e{sup -} and eγ interactions whenever the virtuality of the mediated photon is smaller than 4 GeV and realistic forward electron tagging based on energy deposition maps in the forward calorimeters, as well as several processes with the Beamstrahlung photons that results in irreducible contribution to the signal. In addition, coincidence of the Bhabha scattering with the signal and background processes is considered, altering the signal selection efficiency. The study is performed using a fully simulated CLICILD detector model. It is shown that the branching ratio for the Higgs decay into a pair of muons BR(H → μ{sup +}μ{sup -}) times the Higgs production cross-section in WW-fusion σ (Hνanti ν) can be measured with 38 % statistical accuracy at √(s) = 1.4 TeV, assuming an integrated luminosity of 1.5 ab{sup -1} with unpolarised beams. If 80 % electron beam polarisation is considered, the statistical uncertainty of the measurement is reduced to 25 %. Systematic uncertainties are negligible in comparison to the statistical uncertainty. (orig.)

  11. Indexação Social e Pensamento Dialógico: reflexões teóricas> Indización Social y Pensamiento Dialógico: reflexiones teóricas

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    Eduardo José Wense Dias; Roger De Miranda Guedes; Maria Aparecida Moura

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    Introdução: A linguagem é o ponto de partida para o estabelecimento da interação verbal entre interlocutores, não apenas em uma situação formalizada pela escrita ou pelo cenário midiático, mas em todos os momentos em que se quer estabelecer uma ação comunicativa entre interlocutores a linguagem é a ponte que une pessoas e que permite a geração de conhecimento. Objetivo: Apresenta reflexões teóricas acerca da indexação social, entendida como processo de representação da informação em espaços s...

  12. Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Luminescent Properties of TbCu(TeO3)2Cl

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    TbCu(TeO3)2Cl was obtained in high yield from high temperature solid-state reacion of Tb4O7, CuO, CuCl2 and TeO2 in a 1:2:2:8 molar ratio at 710 ℃ in an evacuated quartz tube. Its structure was established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The title compound crystallizes in monoclinic, space group P21/c, with a=5.409(2), b=14.994(6), c=9.183(4)(A) ,β=98.884(5)°, V=735.8(5)(A)3 and Z=4. TbCu(TeO3)2Cl is isostructural with LnCu(TeO3)2X (Ln=Dy, X=Cl; Ln=Er, X=Cl, Br). Its structure features a three-dimensional (3D) network built from Tb(Ⅲ) and Cu(Ⅱ) ions interconnected by tellurite and chloride anions; the chloride anion and the lone-pair electrons of the tellurium(Ⅳ) ions are oriented toward the cavities of the tunnels in the network. Solid-state luminescent spectrum of TbCu(TeO3)2Cl shows a strong emission band at 545 nm with a luminescent life time of 291μs.

  13. Interaction in ternary HgBr2-BaBr2-CsBr system

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    Series of polythermal sections in ternary HgBr2-BaBr2-CsBr system are investigated by the methods of physicochemical analysis. In double systems restricting ternary HgBr2-BaBr2-CsBr system formation of CsHg2Br5, CsHgBr3, Cs2HgBr4, CsBa2Br4 and CsBa2Br5 compounds is detected. Projection of liquidus surface of ternary HgBr2-BaBr2-CsBr system on triangle of compositions is plotted. This projection consists of eight fields of the primary crystallization of phases: HgBr2, BaBr2, CsBr, CsHgBr5, CsHgBr3, Cs2HgBr4, Cs2BaBr4 and CsBa2Br5. Coordinates of nonvariant points are determined

  14. Positron decay of 153Dy

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    Positron spectrum of the 153Dy → 153Tb decay was investigated by means of the iron-free β-spectrometer with a toroidal magnetic field. Maximum spectrometer transmission constituted approximately 20% and resolving power was 1.1%. The 153Dy sources are preparaed by introduction of the 153Dy ions into the aluminium substrate 0.68 mgxcm-2 thick (four sources) and 1.85 mgxcm-2 thick (three sources). The positron decay spectrum was determined to be complicated; it consisted of three components with the boundary energies of 1069+-10, 886+-2 and 427+-22 keV and with relative intensities of 0.17+-0.03, 1.0 and 0.06+-0.02, respectively. The 153Dy → 153Tb mass difference is determined to be equal to 2171+-2 keV. Analysis of the data obtained and their comparison with the available data does not permit to make a conclusion about the positron 153Dy decay intensity and about epsilon/β+ value

  15. Pressure-induced superconducting phase in rare-earth tritellurides (RTe3, R = Gd, Tb, Dy)

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    It has recently been reported that the low-dimensional rare-earth tritellurides RTe3 (R=La-Nd,Sm,Gd-Tm) enter an unidirectional, incommensurate charge-density-wave (CDW) state when cooled below a temperature TCDW1∝ 450-250 K, which decreases with increasing rare earth atomic number, due to the effect of chemical pressure. For the heavier R (i. e.: Dy-Tm), a second CDW appears at TCDW2CDW1, orthogonal to the first one. We have recently found that the application of external pressure induces a superconducting (SC) state in GdTe3, TbTe3 and DyTe3 at low temperatures, coexisting or competing with the two CDWs and the local moment rare-earth magnetism. In this talk, we present the results of experiments we have performed on these materials at high pressure and low temperature, to help develop an understanding of the origin of the superconducting state.

  16. Spectra and energy levels of Br XXV, Br XXIX, Br XXX, and Br XXXI

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    Emission lines of highly ionized bromine in the wavelength region 17-93 A have been identified in spectra recorded at the University of Rochester's OMEGA laser facility. The wavelengths of 2s-2p transitions in nitrogen-like Br XXIX, carbon-like Br XXX, and boron-like Br XXXI are presented. The wavelengths of the magnetic dipole transitions within the 2s22p3 ground configurations of Br XXIX are predicted from the experimental energy levels. Transitions from the n = 4 and 5 levels of sodium-like Br XXV were also identified, and the ionization energy of Br XXV was determined to be 9,023,800 +- 2 000cm-1 (1118.8 +- 0.2 eV)

  17. Reactor BR2

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    The BR2 reactor is still SCK-CEN's most important nuclear facility. After an extensive refurbishment to compensate for the ageing of the installation, the reactor was restarted in April 1997. Various aspects concerning the operation of the BR2 Reactor, the utilisation of the CALLISTO loop and the irradiation programme, the BR2 R and D programme and the production of isotopes and of NTD-silicon are discussed. Progress and achievements in 1999 are reported

  18. Nuclear levels of 163Dy

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    Gamma-radiation spectra have been measured in the energy range of 93-850 keV for the 163Dy (n, n'γ) reaction, and a comparison with the gamma-radiation spectrum of the (n, γ) reaction has been done. The data analysis allows to extend the 163Dy level scheme up to 1.2 MeV of the excitation energy. The level determination is based on energy balance for populating and depopulating gamma transitions. The level spin values have been estimated by a comparison of the transition intensities for the (n, n'γ) and (n, γ) reactions. Some new levels have been introduced basing on measured gamma-gamma coincidences

  19. Mid-IR (3–4 μm) fluorescence and ASE studies in Dy3+ doped tellurite and germanate glasses and a fs laser inscribed waveguide

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    We present the fluorescence spectroscopy of a range of Dy3+ doped tellurite (TeO2) and germanate (GeO2) glasses and compare with Dy3+ doped ZBLAN glass. When excited using an 808 nm laser diode, Dy3+ ions emit radiation at around 3 μm from the 6H13/2→ 6H15/2 (3500 cm−1) energy level transition, which has been exploited in Dy3+ doped fluoride fibre lasers. When Dy3+ is doped into TeO2 and GeO2 based glasses, the fluorescence from the 6H13/2→ 6H15/2 transition is shown to be broader and red-shifted compared to that in ZBLAN glass. Mid-IR ASE from a fs laser inscribed Dy3+ doped tellurite glass waveguide is also presented. The results of Dy3+ mid-IR fluorescence spectroscopy and the potential of oxide glasses as mid-IR sources are discussed. (letter)

  20. The BR eigenvalue algorithm

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    Geist, G.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Computer Science and Mathematics Div.; Howell, G.W. [Florida Inst. of Tech., Melbourne, FL (United States). Dept. of Applied Mathematics; Watkins, D.S. [Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States). Dept. of Pure and Applied Mathematics

    1997-11-01

    The BR algorithm, a new method for calculating the eigenvalues of an upper Hessenberg matrix, is introduced. It is a bulge-chasing algorithm like the QR algorithm, but, unlike the QR algorithm, it is well adapted to computing the eigenvalues of the narrowband, nearly tridiagonal matrices generated by the look-ahead Lanczos process. This paper describes the BR algorithm and gives numerical evidence that it works well in conjunction with the Lanczos process. On the biggest problems run so far, the BR algorithm beats the QR algorithm by a factor of 30--60 in computing time and a factor of over 100 in matrix storage space.

  1. [166Dy]Dy/166Ho hydroxide macroaggregates: an in vivo generator system for radiation synovectomy

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    Radiation synovectomy is an effective treatment in patients suffering from inflammatory-rheumatoid and degenerative joint diseases. The aim of this work was to examine the feasibility of preparing dysprosium-166 (166Dy)/holmium-166(166Ho) hydroxide macroaggregates ([166Dy]Dy/166Ho-HM) as an in vivo generator for radiation synovectomy evaluating whether the stability of 166Dy-HM and 166Ho-HM complexes is maintained when the daughter 166Ho is formed. The Monte Carlo (MCNP4B) theoretical depth dose profile for the in vivo [166Dy]Dy/166Ho generator system in a joint model was calculated and compared with that produced by 90Y, 153Sm and 166Ho. 166Dy was obtained by neutron irradiation of enriched 164Dy2O3 in a Triga Mark III reactor. Macroaggregates were prepared by reaction of [166Dy]DyCl3 with 0.5 M NaOH in an ultrasonic bath. [166Dy]Dy/166Ho-HM was obtained with radiochemical purity >99.5% and with the majority of particles in the 2-5 μm range. In vitro studies demonstrated that the radio-macroaggregates are stable in saline solution and human serum without a significant change in the particle size over 14 d, suggesting that no translocation of the daughter nucleus occurs subsequent to β- decay of 166Dy. Biological studies in normal rats demonstrated high retention in the knee joint even 7 d after [166Dy]Dy/166Ho-HM administration. The Monte Carlo (MCNP4B) theoretical depth dose profiles in a joint model, showed that the in vivo [166Dy]Dy/166Ho generator system would produce 25% and 50% less radiation dose to the articular cartilage and bone surface, respectively, than that produced by 90Y or pure 166Ho in a treatment with the same therapeutic dose to the synovium surface. Despite that 153Sm showed the best depth dose profile sparing doses to healthy tissues, the use of 166Dy could provide the advantage of being applied in patients that cannot be reached within a few hours from a nuclear reactor and to produce less radiation exposure to the medical personnel during

  2. Magnetic moments of high spin rotational states in 158Dy and 164Dy+

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    For the study of their magnetic moments yrast states in 158Dy and 164Dy were excited via the multiple-Coulomb excitation by a 4.7 MeV/u 208Pb beam. Hereby especially the question was of interest, how the one-particle effects in the nuclear structure in the region of the backbending anomaly in 158Dy take effects on the g-factors of the high spin states in this region. The particle-γ angular correlations perturbed in the transient magnetic field during the passing of the excited Dy ions through a thin magnetized iron foil were measured. By the selective position-sensitive detection of Dy recoil ions and Pb projectiles under forward angles it was possible to determine additionally to the g-factors in the backbending region also g-factors in the spin region I 158Dy and 164Dy by detection of the particle-γ correlations precessing in the static hyperfine field after implantation in iron. The static hyperfine field was at the 4+ state in 164Dy determined to B (Dy,Fe) = 245+-25 T. The g-factors were determined by comparison of the experimental results with calculations of the perturbed angular correlations by time-differential regarding of the population and de-excitation of the yrast states as well as by precession and hyperfine-relaxation effects during the flight of the Dy ions in the vacuum. (orig./HSI)

  3. Search for superdeformed bands in 154Dy

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    The island of superdeformation in the vicinity of the doubly magic 152Dy yrast superdeformed (SD) band is thought to be well understood in the framework of cranked mean field calculations. In particular, the calculations suggested that in 154Dy there should be no yrast or near yrast SD minimum in the 40-60 h spin range, where SD bands in this mass region are thought to be 153Dy nucleus, it is populated. However, with the presence of five SD bands in the neighboring necessary to ascertain if the addition of one single neutron diminishes the importance of shell effects to the extent that superdeformation can no longer be sustained. In an experiment utilizing the increased resolving power of the early implementation phase of Gammasphere, the reaction 122Sn(36S,4n) at 165 MeV was employed to populate high spin states in 154Dy. In a four-day run with 36 detectors, over one billion triple and higher fold coincidence events were recorded. One new SD band was identified and was assigned to 154Dy. From comparisons with the Im(2) moments of inertia of the SD bands in 152Dy and 153Dy, a configuration based on (514)9/22 neutrons coupled to the 152Dy SD core was proposed. One unexpected and as yet unexplained feature of this new SD band is that the transition energies are almost identical to those of an excited SD band in 153Dy. It is also worth noting that the feeding of the yrast states is similar to that achieved by the deexcitation from the ensemble of all entry states in the reaction. This observation emphasizes the statistical nature of the decay-out process. A paper reporting these results was accepted for publication

  4. White light generation from Dy3+ doped tellurite glass

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    Damak, Kamel; Yousef, El Sayed; Rüssel, Christian; Maâlej, Ramzi

    2014-02-01

    This paper reports on the spectral results of Dy3+ (1.0 mol%) ions-doped TeO2-ZnO-PbO-PbF2-Na2O (TZPPN) glass. Raman spectrum measurements, differential thermal analysis (DTA) profiles of this rare-earth ion-doped glass were carried out. From the DTA thermogram, glass transition (Tg), crystallization (Tc) and melting (Tm) temperatures were evaluated. Direct and indirect optical band gaps were calculated based on the glasses UV absorption spectra. From the absorption spectra, Judd-Ofelt (J-O) intensity parameters, Ωk, were calculated. Using J-O intensity parameters, several radiative properties such as spontaneous transition probabilities (AR), radiative branching ratios (βR) and radiative lifetimes (τR) were determined for the excitation level 4F9/2. From the emission spectra, a strong yellow emission at 574 nm (4F9/2→6H13/2) was observed and it also showed a combination of blue and red emission bands for this glass. The stimulated emission cross-section σ(λp) was also evaluated for the 4F9/2→6HJ (J=11/2, 13/2, and 15/2) transitions. This study indicates that 1 mol% Dy2O3-doped tellurite glass can be considered for white light generation with the excitation of blue light (454 nm).

  5. DySectAPI: Scalable Prescriptive Debugging

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    Jensen, Nicklas Bo; Karlsson, Sven; Quarfot Nielsen, Niklas;

    We present the DySectAPI, a tool that allow users to construct probe trees for automatic, event-driven debugging at scale. The traditional, interactive debugging model, whereby users manually step through and inspect their application, does not scale well even for current supercomputers. While...... lightweight debugging models scale well, they can currently only debug a subset of bug classes. DySectAPI fills the gap between these two approaches with a novel user-guided approach. Using both experimental results and analytical modeling we show how DySectAPI scales and can run with a low overhead on...

  6. Expressões teóricas dos processos de libertação: novos paradigmas <BR> http://dx.doi.org/10.15601/1983-7631/rt.v6n11p213-228

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    Manuel Alfonso Díaz Muñoz

    2013-01-01

    O objeto deste artigo é descrever os eixos comuns às três expressões teóricas dos processos de libertação e apontar os novos paradigmas propostos perante os desafios que a contemporaneidade apresenta com a ajuda dos autores mais representativos de cada área: na teologia, Gustavo Gutiérrez; na filosofia, Enrique Dussel; na pedagogia, Paulo Freire. A análise dos novos paradigmas é feita a partir de James Cone (raç...

  7. Populations locales et unités de conservation : De l'exclusion à une inclusion incomplète (le cas de la Forêt Nationale du Tapajós, Amazonie brésilienne)

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    Couly, Claire; Arnauld De Sartre, Xavier

    2012-01-01

    L’intérêt croissant accordé aux aires protégées (AP) dans les politiques internationales de protection de la nature nécessite d’analyser en aval le rôle dévolu aux populations vivant dans ces espaces. Bien qu’excluant souvent, de fait, les populations locales, il apparaît qu’une inclusion de ces populations dans le périmètre des aires protégées est tout à fait possible. C’est en tous cas ce que montre l’étude d’une AP d’Amazonie brésilienne que nous nous proposons de mener ici, en insistant p...

  8. La langue « la plus commune » de la côte du Brésil : grammaires, vocabulaires et catéchismes en langue native dans l’Amérique portugaise

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    John M. Monteiro

    2014-01-01

    Lorsque les jésuites ont installé leurs missions sur le littoral brésilien au xvie siècle, ils ont dû résoudre le problème linguistique de la communication avec des populations aux langues très variées qui n’avaient jamais connu l’écriture. Cet article analyse l’effort qui a été fait pour « réduire » cette diversité à une langue commune, la « langue générale » qui, dès lors, a servi de médiation entre deux cultures et de vecteur à une double colonisation des corps et des âmes. Les instruments...

  9. When Polypropylene Fiber Can Be Dyed

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    By Tom Xue

    2008-01-01

    @@ What if polypropylene fiber can be dyed someday? That means fiber offers immense production possibilities,means manufacturers will benefit from increasing their operational effectiveness,reducing the inventory of colored yarns,means streamline production process,means……

  10. Phase Formation and Magnetic Properties of Nanocomposite Nd-Fe-B Adjusted by Small Amount of Dy and Co

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    T S Jang; T W Lim; H S Aum; D H Lee; M B Kim

    2004-01-01

    In order to improve and stabilize the magnetic properties of nanocomposite Nd2Fe14B/α-Fe magnetic alloys by a compositional adjustment, small amount of Dy and/or Co was added to Nd9Fe84B7 alloys. DTA analysis on the amorphous of the alloys took place as the soft magnetic phases were crystallized, and then the hard magnetic Nd2Fe14B was precipitated from them. While α-Fe and a metastable 1:7 (TbCu7-type) phase were formed simultaneously in Dy and Co-free alloys, they were crystallized separately at different temperatures after Dy or Co was added. This phase separation occurred more clearly in the Dy-treated alloys and the other soft magnetic phase Fe3B was also stabilized by Dy and/or Co. The 1: 7 phase that was stabilized by Dy and/or Co was not eliminated at 700 ℃, decreasing magnetic properties of the alloys. It was eventually disappeared above 725 ℃, but Fe3B was not eliminated even at 750 ℃ when Dy was added more than 0.5 at% or Co was added more than 2.0 at%. Amount of Nd2Fe14B in the alloys tended to increase as Dy addition increased,whereas Co addition did not lead to any appreciable change in the ratio of α-Fe and Nd2Fe14B. Moreover, Dy addition apparently increased coercivity of an alloy while Co addition had a beneficial effect on remanence. The grains in the Dytreated alloys were usually finer than those in the Co-treated alloys. The grain size of both α-Fe and Nd2Fe14B in the alloys exhibiting mr ≥ 0.72 was in the range of 20 ~ 40 nm or even larger 50 nm, which is larger than the theoretical optimum size ( ~ 10 nm). Typical magnetic properties obtained from a Nd7.5Dy1.5Fe82.5Co1.5B7 alloy annealed for 12 min at 725 ℃were iHc=4.85 kOe, Br= 11.32 kG, (BH)max = 15.73 MGOe, and mr=0.73.

  11. Shape/phase coexistence in 156 Dy

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    Recent results indicate that in 152 Sm90 a spherical excited configuration coexists with a deformed ground state configuration. Detailed knowledge of other N = 90 nuclei is important in studying the evolution of shape/phase coexistence along this isotonic chain. In the present study, low-lying states of 156 Dy90 were populated in β decay and studied through γ-ray spectroscopy, permitting improved measurement of transition strengths important in the interpretation of the structure of 156 Dy. (authors)

  12. Some Limitations in the Use of Plastic and Dyed Plastic Dosimeters

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    Miller, Arne; Bjergbakke, Erling; McLaughlin, W. L.

    1975-01-01

    Several practical plastic and dyed plastic dosimeters were examined under irradiation conditions similar to those used for radiation processing of materials. Cellulose triacetate, polymethyl methacrylate, polyvinyl chloride, dyed polymethyl methacrylate, dyed Cellophane and dyed Nylon were given...

  13. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and magnetism of AlDyNi, AlDyNi4 and AlDy3Ni8 compounds

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    The electronic and magnetic properties of AlDyNi, AlDyNi4 and AlDy3Ni8 are studied using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), static and dynamic magnetic measurements. The three compounds AlDyNi, AlDyNi4 and AlDy3Ni8 are single phases and crystallize in the Fe2P, CaCu5 and CeNi3 structure types, respectively. All the investigated compounds order ferromagnetically below the corresponding Curie temperatures. The Curie temperature and the magnetic moments are 25 K and 6 μB/f.u. for AlDyNi, 14 K and 6.9 μB/f.u. for AlDyNi4 and 22K and 19.2 μB/f.u. for AlDy3Ni8. At high temperature the magnetic susceptibility obey the Curie-Weiss law. The paramagnetic Curie temperature and the effective magnetic moments are 30K and 10.88 μB/f.u. for AlDyNi, 28 K and 10.94 μB/f.u. for AlDyNi4 and 18 K and 18.33 μB/f.u. for AlDy3Ni8. XPS valence band and Ni 2p spectra indicated the presence of small magnetic moment on Ni sites in AlDy3Ni8 and AlDyNi4, and a complete filling of Ni 3d band in AlDyNi.

  14. Influence of Dy dopant on structural and photoluminescence of Dy-doped ZnO nanoparticles

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Pure and Dy–ZnO nanoparticles have been successfully prepared in our experiment. • XRD, Raman, DRS and PL confirms presence of Dy in ZnO matrices. • The enhanced green emission demonstrate the increasing of defect concentration with Dy dopant. • Non existence of Dy emission implies the weak energy transformation of ZnO to Dy in photoexcitation. • The maximum visible emission can be tuned by varying the excitation energy and dopant concentration. - Abstract: Pure and Dy(1.15, 2.24, 3.33 and 4.02 at.%)-doped ZnO nanoparticles were prepared by the chemical co-precipitation method. The as prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA-DTA), Raman spectroscopy, UV–Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) and photoluminescence (PL) studies. XRD studies confirm both undoped and Dy-doped ZnO nanoparticles reveal wurtzite structure with average grain size in the range of 24–16 nm and are in agreement with TEM analysis. EDS confirms the presence of Dy in Dy-doped ZnO nanoparticles. Raman studies, confirm the wurtzite structure of ZnO nanoparticles besides increase in defects with doping concentration. UV–Vis DRS measurements indicated a blue shift optical band gap with Dy-doping. PL spectrum demonstrated immense enhanced green emission which attributes to the increase in defects concentration. The emissions intensity could be tuned by varying the Dy concentration and excitation wavelength as well for the application of better optoelectronic devices

  15. Measurement of sigma(ppbar->Z) Br(Z->tau+tau-) and search for Higgs bosons decaying to tau+tau- at s**(1/2) = 1.96 TeV

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    Galea, Cristina Florina; /Nijmegen U.

    2008-01-01

    The resonant production of tau-lepton pairs is as interesting for the study of Standard Model (SM) physics as the production of lighter leptons pairs. For new phenomena, such as Higgs boson production or in case new particles beyond the SM would arise, the detection of (resonant) pairs of tau leptons becomes much more interesting. This is due to the fact that tau leptons are much heavier than the other leptons, which increases the chance that these new phenomena would be observed first in this channel. Unfortunately their clean detection is far more difficult than that of muons or electrons. The cross section times branching ratio {sigma}{center_dot} Br for the process p{bar p} {yields} Z {yields} {tau}{sup +}{tau}{sup -} was measured at {radical}s = 1.96 GeV using 1.0 fb{sup -1} of data collected by the D0 experiment. This measurement was performed in the channel in which one of the tau leptons decays to a muon and neutrinos, while the other decays either hadronically or to an electron and neutrinos. A set of 1511 events, of which about 20% estimated background, passed all selection criteria. The trigger and muon reconstruction efficiencies, as well as the efficiency for track reconstruction were obtained from data using the 'tag and probe' method on Z {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} events. The multijet background was estimated from the sample of events which passed all selection criteria but in which the muon and the tau candidate had the same charge. The W {yields} {mu}{nu} + jets background was modeled by Monte Carlo simulations, but normalized to data. All the other backgrounds, as well as the efficiency for Z {yields} {tau}{sup +}{tau}{sup -} events were estimated using simulated events normalized to the theoretical calculations of cross sections at next-to-leading order or next-to-next-to-leading order. The energy of the tau candidates was corrected for the estimated response of the charged pions in the calorimeter, which is of the order 50

  16. Reactor BR2. Introduction

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    Gubel, P

    2001-04-01

    The BR2 is a materials testing reactor and is still one of SCK-CEN's important nuclear facilities. After an extensive refurbishment to compensate for the ageing of the installation, the reactor was restarted in April 1997. During the last three years, the availability of the installation was maintained at an average level of 97.6 percent. In the year 2000, the reactor was operated for a total of 104 days at a mean power of 56 MW. In 2000, most irradiation experiments were performed in the CALLISTO PWR loop. The report describes irradiations achieved or under preparation in 2000, including the development of advanced facilities and concept studies for new programmes. An overview of the scientific irradiation programmes as well as of the R and D programme of the BR2 reactor in 2000 is given.

  17. Reactor BR2. Introduction

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    Gubel, P

    2002-04-01

    The BR2 materials testing reactor is one of SCK-CEN's most important nuclear facilities. After an extensive refurbishment to compensate for the ageing of the installation, the reactor was restarted in April 1997. In 2001, the reactor was operated for a total of 123 days at a mean power of 59 MW in order to satisfy the irradiation conditions of the internal and external programmes using mainly the CALLISTO PWR loop. The mean consumption of fresh fuel elements was 5.26 per 1000 MWd. Main achievements in 2001 included the development of a three-dimensional full-scale model of the BR2 reactor for simulation and prediction of irradiation conditions for various experiments; the construction of the FUTURE-MT device designed for the irradiation of fuel plates under representative conditions of geometry, neutron spectrum, heat flux and thermal-hydraulic conditions and the development of in-pile instrumentation and a data acquisition system.

  18. Reactor BR2. Introduction

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    The BR2 is a materials testing reactor and is still one of SCK-CEN's important nuclear facilities. After an extensive refurbishment to compensate for the ageing of the installation, the reactor was restarted in April 1997. During the last three years, the availability of the installation was maintained at an average level of 97.6 percent. In the year 2000, the reactor was operated for a total of 104 days at a mean power of 56 MW. In 2000, most irradiation experiments were performed in the CALLISTO PWR loop. The report describes irradiations achieved or under preparation in 2000, including the development of advanced facilities and concept studies for new programmes. An overview of the scientific irradiation programmes as well as of the R and D programme of the BR2 reactor in 2000 is given

  19. Manipulation of Dy-Mn coupling and ferrielectric phase diagram of DyMn{sub 2}O{sub 5}: The effect of Y substitution of Dy

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    Zhao, Z. Y.; Wang, Y. L.; Lin, L.; Liu, M. F.; Li, X.; Yan, Z. B.; Liu, J.-M. [Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

    2015-11-07

    DyMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} is an extraordinary example in the family of multiferroic manganites and it accommodates both the 4f and 3d magnetic ions with strong Dy-Mn (4f-3d) coupling. The electric polarization origin is believed to arise not only from the Mn spin interactions but also from the Dy-Mn coupling. Starting from proposed scenario on ferrielectricity in DyMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} where the exchange-strictions associated with the Mn{sup 3+}-Mn{sup 4+}-Mn{sup 3+} blocks and Dy{sup 3+}-Mn{sup 4+}-Dy{sup 3+} blocks generate the two ferroelectric sublattices, we perform a set of characterizations on the structure, magnetism, and electric polarization of Dy{sub 1-x}Y{sub x}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 5} in order to investigate the roles of Dy-Mn coupling in manipulating the ferrielectricity. It is revealed that the non-magnetic Y substitution of Dy suppresses gradually the Dy{sup 3+} spin ordering and the Dy-Mn coupling. Consequently, the ferroelectric sublattice generated by the exchange striction associated with the Dy{sup 3+}-Mn{sup 4+}-Dy{sup 3+} blocks is destabilized, but the ferroelectric sublattice generated by the exchange striction associated with the Mn{sup 3+}-Mn{sup 4+}-Mn{sup 3+} blocks remains less perturbed, enabling the ferrielectricity-ferroelectricity transitions with the Y substitution. A phenomenological ferrielectric domain model is suggested to explain the polarization reversal induced by the Y substitution. The present work presents a possible scenario of the multiferroic mechanism in not only DyMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} but probably also other RMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} members with strong 4f-3d coupling.

  20. Manipulation of Dy-Mn coupling and ferrielectric phase diagram of DyMn2O5: The effect of Y substitution of Dy

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    Zhao, Z. Y.; Wang, Y. L.; Lin, L.; Liu, M. F.; Li, X.; Yan, Z. B.; Liu, J.-M.

    2015-11-01

    DyMn2O5 is an extraordinary example in the family of multiferroic manganites and it accommodates both the 4f and 3d magnetic ions with strong Dy-Mn (4f-3d) coupling. The electric polarization origin is believed to arise not only from the Mn spin interactions but also from the Dy-Mn coupling. Starting from proposed scenario on ferrielectricity in DyMn2O5 where the exchange-strictions associated with the Mn3+-Mn4+-Mn3+ blocks and Dy3+-Mn4+-Dy3+ blocks generate the two ferroelectric sublattices, we perform a set of characterizations on the structure, magnetism, and electric polarization of Dy1-xYxMn2O5 in order to investigate the roles of Dy-Mn coupling in manipulating the ferrielectricity. It is revealed that the non-magnetic Y substitution of Dy suppresses gradually the Dy3+ spin ordering and the Dy-Mn coupling. Consequently, the ferroelectric sublattice generated by the exchange striction associated with the Dy3+-Mn4+-Dy3+ blocks is destabilized, but the ferroelectric sublattice generated by the exchange striction associated with the Mn3+-Mn4+-Mn3+ blocks remains less perturbed, enabling the ferrielectricity-ferroelectricity transitions with the Y substitution. A phenomenological ferrielectric domain model is suggested to explain the polarization reversal induced by the Y substitution. The present work presents a possible scenario of the multiferroic mechanism in not only DyMn2O5 but probably also other RMn2O5 members with strong 4f-3d coupling.

  1. Magnetic reversal in Dy-doped DyF e2/YF e2 superlattice films

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    Stenning, G. B. G.; Bowden, G. J.; de Groot, P. A. J.; van der Laan, G.; Figueroa, A. I.; Bencok, P.; Steadman, P.; Hesjedal, T.

    2015-03-01

    Reversible magnetic exchange springs can be formed in the magnetically soft YF e2 layers of epitaxial DyF e2/YF e2 multilayer films. Here we show that the insertion of just two monolayers of DyF e2 , placed directly in the middle of the YF e2 layers, brings about substantial changes. Results are presented for a Dy-doped (110)-oriented [DyFe2(60Å) /YFe2(120 Å ) /DyFe2(8 Å ) /YFe2(120 Å ) ] 15 multilayer film, measured at 100 K in fields of up to ±10 T. Using bulk magnetometry, micromagnetic modeling, and Dy-specific x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, it is shown that Dy doping substantially increases the number of spin states available to the system. Altogether 12 distinct spring states are identified which bring additional complexity to the magnetic reversal process. In particular, the exchange springs are no longer reversible, exhibiting magnetic exchange-spring collapse. Full and partial magnetic loops are presented for fields applied along the in-plane easy [001] axis and the in-plane hard [1 ¯10 ] axis. In particular, it is demonstrated that exchange-spring collapse is sharpest when the field is applied along a hard in-plane [1 ¯10 ] axis.

  2. Epitaxial strain and interface effects on the magnetoelastic behaviour of Dy/Ho and Dy/Lu superlattices

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    The basal plane magnetoelastic stress, Bγ,2, of Dy16/Ho22, Dy14/Lu30 and Dy21/Lu11 (0 0 0 1) superlattices is investigated. For Dy16/Ho22 we obtain Bγ,2 (12 T, 0 K)=0.4 GPa, while for Dy14/Lu30 and Dy21/Lu11 it amounts 0.33 and 0.9 GPa, respectively. In the first case, the value obtained is explained in terms of the known values of Bγ,2 for bulk Dy and Ho, including small interface and strain contributions, whereas in the Dy/Lu samples, Bγ,2 have large non-bulk contributions. The differences in epitaxial compression and in electronic structure for both kind of superlattices can explain these results

  3. Na3DyCl6

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    Christian M. Schurz

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Single crystals of the title compound, trisodium hexachloridodysprosate, Na3DyCl6, were obtained as a by-product of synthesis using dysprosium(III chloride and sodium chloride among others. The monoclinic structure with its typical β angle close to 90° [90.823 (4°] is isotypic with the mineral cryolite (Na3AlF6 and the high-temperature structure of the Na3MCl6 series, with M = Eu–Lu, Y and Sc. The isolated, almost perfect [DyCl6]3− octahedra are interconnected via two crystallographically different Na+ cations: while one Na+ resides on centres of symmetry (as well as Dy3+ and also builds almost perfect, isolated [NaCl6]5− octahedra, the other Na+ is surrounded by seven chloride anions forming a distorted [NaCl7]6− trigonal prism with just one cap as close secondary contact.

  4. Recoil-distance lifetime measurement of low-lying states in 152Dy and 153Dy

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    A plunger experiment was performed with the reaction 144Nd(12C, xn)153152Dy at a bombarding energy of 70 MeV. The prompt γ-rays were measured at 11 different recoil-distances. The ground-state band of 152Dy was analysed with side-feeding fractions and the lifetimes of the side-feeding as extra parameters. In the analysis of the 13/2+ band in 153Dy, no side-feeding was taken into account. The measured mean lifetimes are tabulated. (C.F.)

  5. Na3DyCl6

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    Schurz, Christian M.; Meyer, Gerd; Schleid, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Single crystals of the title compound, tris­odium hexa­chloridodysprosate, Na3DyCl6, were obtained as a by-product of synthesis using dysprosium(III) chloride and sodium chloride among others. The monoclinic structure with its typical β angle close to 90° [90.823 (4)°] is isotypic with the mineral cryolite (Na3AlF6) and the high-temperature structure of the Na3 MCl6 series, with M = Eu–Lu, Y and Sc. The isolated, almost perfect [DyCl6]3− octa­hedra are inter­connected via two crystallographic...

  6. Na3DyCl6

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    Schurz, Christian M.; Gerd Meyer; Thomas Schleid

    2011-01-01

    Single crystals of the title compound, trisodium hexachloridodysprosate, Na3DyCl6, were obtained as a by-product of synthesis using dysprosium(III) chloride and sodium chloride among others. The monoclinic structure with its typical β angle close to 90° [90.823 (4)°] is isotypic with the mineral cryolite (Na3AlF6) and the high-temperature structure of the Na3MCl6 series, with M = Eu–Lu, Y and Sc. The isolated, almost perfect [DyCl6]3− octahedra a...

  7. BR2 Reactor: Introduction

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    The irradiations in the BR2 reactor are in collaboration with or at the request of third parties such as the European Commission, the IAEA, research centres and utilities, reactor vendors or fuel manufacturers. The reactor also contributes significantly to the production of radioisotopes for medical and industrial applications, to neutron silicon doping for the semiconductor industry and to scientific irradiations for universities. Along the ongoing programmes on fuel and materials development, several new irradiation devices are in use or in design. Amongst others a loop providing enhanced cooling for novel materials testing reactor fuel, a device for high temperature gas cooled fuel as well as a rig for the irradiation of metallurgical samples in a Pb-Bi environment. A full scale 3-D heterogeneous model of BR2 is available. The model describes the real hyperbolic arrangement of the reactor and includes the detailed 3-D space dependent distribution of the isotopic fuel depletion in the fuel elements. The model is validated on the reactivity measurements of several tens of BR2 operation cycles. The accurate calculations of the axial and radial distributions of the poisoning of the beryllium matrix by 3He, 6Li and 3T are verified on the measured reactivity losses used to predict the reactivity behavior for the coming decades. The model calculates the main functionals in reactor physics like: conventional thermal and equivalent fission neutron fluxes, number of displacements per atom, fission rate, thermal power characteristics as heat flux and linear power density, neutron/gamma heating, determination of the fission energy deposited in fuel plates/rods, neutron multiplication factor and fuel burn-up. For each reactor irradiation project, a detailed geometry model of the experimental device and of its neighborhood is developed. Neutron fluxes are predicted within approximately 10 percent in comparison with the dosimetry measurements. Fission rate, heat flux and

  8. Pathways for the OH + Br2 → HOBr + Br and HOBr + Br → HBr + BrO Reactions.

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    Wang, Hongyan; Qiu, Yudong; Schaefer, Henry F

    2016-02-11

    The OH radical reaction with Br2 and the subsequent reaction HOBr + Br are of exceptional importance to atmospheric chemistry and environmental chemistry. The entrance complex, transition state, and exit complex for both reactions have been determined using the coupled-cluster method with single, double, and perturbative triple excitations CCSD(T) with correlation consistent basis sets up to size cc-pV5Z and cc-pV5Z-PP. Coupled cluster effects with full triples (CCSDT) and full quadruples (CCSDTQ) are explicitly investigated. Scalar relativistic effects, spin-orbit coupling, and zero-point vibrational energy corrections are evaluated. The results from the all-electron basis sets are compared with those from the effective core potential (ECP) pseudopotential (PP) basis sets. The results are consistent. The OH + Br2 reaction is predicted to be exothermic 4.1 ± 0.5 kcal/mol, compared to experiment, 3.9 ± 0.2 kcal/mol. The entrance complex HO···BrBr is bound by 2.2 ± 0.2 kcal/mol. The transition state lies similarly well below the reactants OH + Br2. The exit complex HOBr···Br is bound by 2.7 ± 0.6 kcal/mol relative to separated HOBr + Br. The endothermicity of the reaction HOBr + Br → HBr + BrO is 9.6 ± 0.7 kcal/mol, compared with experiment 8.7 ± 0.3 kcal/mol. For the more important reverse (exothermic) HBr + BrO reaction, the entrance complex BrO···HBr is bound by 1.8 ± 0.6 kcal/mol. The barrier for the HBr + BrO reaction is 6.8 ± 0.9 kcal/mol. The exit complex (Br···HOBr) for the HBr + BrO reaction is bound by 1.9 ± 0.2 kcal/mol with respect to the products HOBr + Br. PMID:26766412

  9. Magnetic and microstructural modification of the Nd-Fe-B sintered magnet by mixed DyF3/DyHx powder doping

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    Kim, Tae-Hoon; Lee, Seong-Rae; Kim, Hyo-Jun; Lee, Min-Woo; Jang, Tae-Suk

    2014-05-01

    We investigated the magnetic and microstructural properties of Nd-Fe-B sintered magnets doped with DyF3, DyHx, and a mixture of DyF3 and DyHx powders. In the DyHx-doped magnet, diffusion of Dy occurs predominantly via grain boundary diffusion. However, the proportion of Dy being diffused by lattice diffusion is increased in the DyF3-doped magnet due to the different influences of F- and H+ ions. The detailed mechanism of the microstructural changes in terms of the diffusional behavior of Dy induced by the DyF3 and DyHx powder doping is discussed. The formation of a Dy-segregated Nd-rich oxide phase (RE-rich, Dy-Nd-O) was suppressed only in the DyF3-doped magnet, and the (00L) alignment of Nd2Fe14B grains in the sintered magnet increased when it was doped with the DyHx powder. We obtained the optimum microstructural and magnetic properties of the Nd-Fe-B sintered magnet through doping with a mixture of DyF3 and DyHx powders, which compensated for the drawbacks of using each powder alone.

  10. Measurement of Resonance Parameters of Dy Isotopes

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    The electron linear accelerator facility at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) was used to explore neutron interactions with Dysprosium in the energy region from 10 eV to 1 keV. The neutron capture experiments were performed by the TOF method. The neutron capture measurements were made at 25 m with a 16-segment sodium iodide multiplicity detector. High pure isotopic samples of 161Dy, 162Dy, 163Dy, 164Dy as well as one natural dysprosium sample with thickness of 0.508 mm were prepared for this measurement. Resonance parameters were extracted from the data using the multilevel R-matrix Bayesian code SAMMY. Dysprosium can play an important role in a reactor system in many different capacities. Dysprosium has a very large thermal neutron absorption cross section. The ability to absorb neutrons readily without swelling or contracting over time as well as its high melting point make dysprosium alloyed with special stainless steels attractive for control in nuclear reactor. Therefore, it is necessary to understand dysprosium's effect on the neutron population over all energy regions in a nuclear reactor system, whether it is in the capacity of a fission product poison or a neutron absorbing control rod. The Resonance parameters, neutron width Γn, radiation width Γγ, and resonance energy E0, were extracted from the capture using the SAMMY version 8 multilevel R-matrix Bayesian code. 161Dy was observed new resonance as shown in Figure 1. In this study, new resonance and discarded are determined by the standard of 2σ of uncertainty. As the consequence, there are 19 new resonances introduced that were not include in ENDF/B-VII.0. Twenty resonances present in ENDF/B-VII.0 have been discarded because whether or not they exist is beyond the present measurement. The present results are compared with other evaluated values of ENDF/B-VII.0 and JENDL 4.0. The details of resonance parameters for Dy isotopes are obtained and will be reported in the paper.

  11. Properties of Al/p-CdTe Schottky barriers

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    Al/p-CdTe Schottky barriers diodes were prepared from the Te (111) face of lightly doped p-type CdTe single crystals. The characteristics of the diodes have been found to depend strongly on the surface preparation of CdTe. The current-voltage characteristics of diodes prepared from Br2-CH3OH etched surfaces are dominated by the tunneling mechanism with high saturation current densities. The use of Br2-CH3OH etch followed by heating in hydrogen has pronounced effects on the diode quality factor and saturation current densities due to the restoration of the surface stoichiometry. The C-V measurements at 1 and 10 MHz indicate that Schottky diodes prepared from Br2-CH3OH etched and 4500C hydrogen-annealed CdTe have a barrier height of 0.76 V and that diodes prepared from Br2-CH3OH etched or lower-temperature hydrogen-annealed CdTe show larger barrier heights. In latter cases, the barrier height appears to be controlled by the metal-semiconductor interface states. In Al/p-CdTe Schottky barriers with low interface state density, the temperature dependence of the saturation current density suggests that diffusion is the dominant mechanism of current transport, due presumably to the low carrier density in CdTe

  12. Rapid coercivity increment of Nd–Fe–B sintered magnets by Dy69Ni31 grain boundary restructuring

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    To enhance coercivity and reduce the rare-earth consumption of Nd–Fe–B sintered magnets simultaneously, low melting point Dy69Ni31 (at%) powders are introduced into a slightly off-stoichiometric Nd2Fe14B (2:14:1 phase) (Pr, Nd)12.36FebalB6.09 (at%) starting magnet. Because of insufficient rare-earth element, the starting magnet possesses discontinuous intergranular grain boundaries (GBs) that cannot decouple the 2:14:1 phase grains well, hence leading to a low coercivity of only 9.53 kOe. The Dy69Ni31 additive provides extra rare-earth that improves the liquid-phase sintering with the formation of continuous intergranular GBs, accompanied by the diffusion of Dy towards surface region of the 2:14:1 phase grains. A significant increment in coercivity of 6.25 kOe is realized with a slight reduction in remanence by −3.0% per unit at% Dy. Satisfactory magnetic performance with (BH)max=47.49 MGOe, Br=13.92 kGs and Hcj=13.93 kOe, is obtained in the magnet containing only 12.92 at% rare-earth elements, in which 0.68 at% Dy is included. It combines advantages of the modification of intergranular GBs and the formation of a magnetically hardening shell surrounding 2:14:1 phase grains, which can be a promising approach to fabricate low rare-earth and high performance Nd–Fe–B magnets for mass production. - Highlights: • Dy–Ni powders are introduced into slightly off-stoichiometric 2:14:1 type magnets. • Both morphology and composition are restructured in intergranular regions. • Rapid increment of coercivity and slight reduction in remanence are obtained. • Total rare-earth consumption is reduced simultaneously

  13. Preparation of Dy-Fe Alloy from Dy2O3 Bymolten Salt Electrochemical Process

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    Lin Jirong; Han Fujun; Zhao Liangzhong; Zhang Xiuyan; Zhao Fei

    2004-01-01

    Dy-Fe alloy replace dysprosium in the NdFeB permanent material can improve the performance and productivity and cut the cost.The electrolyte is a binary system of molten DyF3-LiF.Iron is cathode and graphite is anode.The raw material is Dy2O3 oxide.The content of dysprosium is (78 ~85 ) ± 1% in the Dy-Fe alloy made by electrolyzing in the industry producing.In the course of electrolyzing the efficiency of current, the alloy formation and the productivity of rare earths by studying the formation of electrolyte, the electrolyzing temperature, the standards and the current density of cathode, the anode shape etc were studied.The conclusion is that we can produce Dy-Fe alloy (the content of dysprosium is (78 ~ 85 ) ± 1% ) in this condition, the efficiency of current is greater than 68 %, and the productivity of rare earth is greater than 92%.The content of oxygen, calcium, wolfram is smaller than the content by reducing.

  14. Structural and luminescence studies on Dy{sup 3+} doped lead boro–telluro-phosphate glasses

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    Selvi, S. [Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram 624302 (India); Venkataiah, G. [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517502 (India); Arunkumar, S.; Muralidharan, G. [Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram 624302 (India); Marimuthu, K., E-mail: mari_ram2000@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram 624302 (India)

    2014-12-01

    This paper reports results obtained on the structural and luminescence properties of Dy{sup 3+}doped lead boro−telluro-phosphate glasses prepared following the melt quenching technique. FTIR spectra exhibit the presence of B−O vibrations, P−O−P symmetric vibrations and Te−O stretching modes of TeO{sub 3} and TeO{sub 6} units. The metal–ligand bond was identified through UV−vis−NIR absorption spectra and to determine the band tailing parameter, direct and indirect band gap energy of the prepared glasses. The Judd−Ofelt (JO) intensity parameters (Ω{sub 2}, Ω{sub 4} and Ω{sub 6}), experimental and theoretical oscillator strengths were also determined and reported. Luminescence measurements were made to determine the transition probability (A), stimulated emission cross-section (σ{sub P}{sup E}) and branching ratio (β{sub R}) for the transitions that include {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}→{sup 6}H{sub 11/2}, {sup 6}H{sub 13/2} and {sup 6}H{sub 15/2} bands. The effect of Dy{sup 3+} ion concentration on the intensity ratio of yellow to blue emission bands has also been studied and reported. The lifetime corresponding to the {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} level of the title glasses has been found to decrease with the increase in Dy{sup 3+} ion concentration. The chromaticity coordinates (x,y) have been estimated from the luminescence spectra and the suitability of title glasses for white light applications has been analyzed using CIE chromaticity diagram. The variation of optical properties with the concentration of dysprosium oxide content in the glasses have been studied and reported.

  15. Dosimetric properties of CaSO4: Dy thermoluminescent material

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    The new ICRP regulations about radiological protection allows the different groups to study new high sensitivity thermoluminescent materials for dosimetric applications (personal and environmental). Different concentrations of Dy as dopant in the thermoluminescent material CaSO4 have been studied. The concentration usually encountered in bibliography for the CaSO4 is 0.1%. Our group have chosen the 1% Dy concentration due to its high sensitivity, the ratio for the CaSO4: Dy (1%) over the CaSO4: Dy (0.1%) is close to 3. The results obtained for the habitual set of tests (homogeneity, reproducibility, detection threshold, energy response and fading) reveals CaSO4: Dy (1%) as an excellent dosimetric material. We also present the good behavior of the CaSO4: Dy (0.1%) as a material for a retrospective dosimetry. (Author)

  16. Thermochromism and fluorescence in dyed PEO films

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    The optical absorbance spectra of solution casted pure & methyl blue (MB) dyed polyethylene oxide (PEO) films were recorded in a wavelength range from 190-1100nm at different temperatures. The absorbance was found to increases with increasing temperature. Fluorescence micrographs confirmed the interaction between polymer and dye and also revealed decreased crystallinity of the sample. Fluorescence quantum yield has been calculated with the help of fluorescence spectra

  17. Temperature dependence of rate constants of the reactions Br(Br*)+IBr → Br2+I

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    Rate constant and their temperature dependence in the range from -25 to +50 deg C for reactions Br(2P3/2)+IBr → Br2+I(2P2/3) and Br*(2P1/2)+IBr → Br2+I(2P3/2) have been measured by the method of laser atomic-resonance spectroscopy using radiation of iodine and bromine lasers. It has been detected that at 300 K the values of k1 and k2 agree with the known ones, meanwhile with the temperature growth both constants increase, moreover, for k2 the temperature dependence is much stronger. It is shown that the value of deceleration of the rate of reaction between Br atom and IBr in case of its spin-orbital excitation is the function of the temperature, decreasing with the temperature increase. 14 refs.; 3 figs.; 2 tabs

  18. Scheelite-type NaDy(WO42

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    Dan Zhao

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The title compound sodium dysprosium(III bis[tungstate(VI], NaDy(WO42, has been synthesized under high temperature solution growth (HTSG conditions in air. The compound crystallizes with the scheelite structure and is composed of isolated WO4 tetrahedra (overline{4} symmetry with one set of bond lengths and distorted [(Na/DyO8] dodecahedra (overline{4} symmetry; occupancy ratio Na:Dy = 1:1 with two sets of bond lengths.

  19. Na(3)DyCl(6).

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    Schurz, Christian M; Meyer, Gerd; Schleid, Thomas

    2011-05-01

    Single crystals of the title compound, tris-odium hexa-chloridodysprosate, Na(3)DyCl(6), were obtained as a by-product of synthesis using dysprosium(III) chloride and sodium chloride among others. The monoclinic structure with its typical β angle close to 90° [90.823 (4)°] is isotypic with the mineral cryolite (Na(3)AlF(6)) and the high-temperature structure of the Na(3)MCl(6) series, with M = Eu-Lu, Y and Sc. The isolated, almost perfect [DyCl(6)](3-) octa-hedra are inter-connected via two crystallographically different Na(+) cations: while one Na(+) resides on centres of symmetry (as well as Dy(3+)) and also builds almost perfect, isolated [NaCl(6)](5-) octa-hedra, the other Na(+) is surrounded by seven chloride anions forming a distorted [NaCl(7)](6-) trigonal prism with just one cap as close secondary contact. PMID:21754259

  20. Na3DyCl6

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    Schurz, Christian M.; Meyer, Gerd; Schleid, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Single crystals of the title compound, tris­odium hexa­chloridodysprosate, Na3DyCl6, were obtained as a by-product of synthesis using dysprosium(III) chloride and sodium chloride among others. The monoclinic structure with its typical β angle close to 90° [90.823 (4)°] is isotypic with the mineral cryolite (Na3AlF6) and the high-temperature structure of the Na3 MCl6 series, with M = Eu–Lu, Y and Sc. The isolated, almost perfect [DyCl6]3− octa­hedra are inter­connected via two crystallographically different Na+ cations: while one Na+ resides on centres of symmetry (as well as Dy3+) and also builds almost perfect, isolated [NaCl6]5− octa­hedra, the other Na+ is surrounded by seven chloride anions forming a distorted [NaCl7]6− trigonal prism with just one cap as close secondary contact. PMID:21754259

  1. Structural and magnetic properties of DyFe3 hydrides

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    The ternary hydride phases, DyFe3H/sub x/ with x = 1.7, 2.5, and 4.2 all retain the PuNi3 rhombohedral structure of DyFe3 with a maximum volume expansion of 18% for DyFe3H/sub 4.2/. All phases show a preferential expansion parallel to the c0 axis. From bulk magnetization measurements, the Dy-Fe spin compensation temperature is found to decrease linearly from 5450K for DyFe3 to 1500K for DyFe3H/sub 4.2/ with increasing volume of the hydride phases. The 161Dy Moessbauer results for the two Dy sites in the structure indicate a slight reduction occurs in free-ion moment found for DyFe3 in all hydride phases. In addition, the 57Fe Moessbauer data show that the average Fe moment for the five inequivalent Fe sites increases with hydrogen concentration up to x = 2.5

  2. Defective muscle basement membrane and lack of M-laminin in the dystrophic dy/dy mouse

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    Xu, H; Christmas, P; Wu, X R;

    1994-01-01

    M-laminin is a major member of the laminin family of basement membrane proteins. It is prominently expressed in striated muscle and peripheral nerve. M-laminin is deficient in patients with the autosomal recessive Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy but is normal in patients with the sex......-linked Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. We have examined M-laminin expression in mice with autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy caused by the mutation dy. The heavy chain of M-laminin was undetectable in skeletal muscle, heart muscle, and peripheral nerve by immunofluorescence and immunoblotting in...... tissue from dy/dy mice, suggesting that M-laminin heavy-chain mRNA may be produced at very low levels or is unstable. Information about the chromosomal localization of the M heavy-chain in human and mouse suggests that a mutation in the M-chain gene causes the muscular dystrophy in dy/dy mice. The dy...

  3. Therapeutical radiopharmaceuticals based In vivo generator system [166 Dy] Dy/166 Ho

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    At the idea to administer to a patient a molecule containing in it structure a father radionuclide, with a half life enough large which allows to the radiolabelled molecule to take up position specifically in a white tissue and decaying In vivo to the daughter radionuclide with properties potentially therapeutic, it is known as In vivo generator system. In this work the preparation and the preliminary dosimetric valuations of radiopharmaceuticals based In vivo generator system 166 Dy Dy/166 Ho for applications in radioimmunotherapy, in the treatment of the rheumatoid arthritis and in the bone marrow ablation (m.o.) for candidates patients to bone marrow transplant are presented. (Author)

  4. White light generation in Dy3+-and Ce3+/Dy3+-doped zinc–sodium–aluminosilicate glasses

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    A spectroscopic investigation of 1% Dy2O3-singly doped and 0.5% Ce2O3-1.0% Dy2O3-codoped zinc–sodium–aluminosilicate glasses was performed by analyzing their absorption and photoluminescence spectra, and decay times. Warm white yellow light emission, with (0.419, 0.440) CIE1931 chromaticity coordinates and 3579 K color temperature, is obtained in the Dy3+-singly doped glass excited at 399 nm, which fits to the requirements of GaN LEDs. A quantum efficiency of 74% and a very high optical gain (38.7×10−25 cm2 s) were estimated for the dysprosium 4F9/2 level luminescence, which might also make the Dy3+-doped glass a promising gain medium for solid state yellow laser pumped by GaN LEDs. In the Ce3+/Dy3+-codoped glass a radiative energy transfer from Ce3+ to Dy3+ is observed upon UV excitation (310–365 nm), with a Ce3+ to Dy3+ interaction distance that could be greater than 6–12 Å. The emission color from the codoped glass can be tuned with the excitation wavelength from blue light (0.247, 0.245), upon 310 nm excitation, to cold white light (0.284, 0.300), with a 9052 K color temperature, upon 365 nm excitation. - Highlights: • Zinc–sodium–aluminosilicate (ZN) glasses are optically activated with Dy3+ (ZNDy). • ZN glasses are optically activated with Ce3+/Dy3+ (ZNCeDy). • Dy3+ is sensitized by Ce3+ through a radiative energy transfer. • ZNDy glass can generate 3579 K warm white yellow light emission. • ZNCeDy glass can generate 9052 K cold white light emission

  5. Structural and phase dependent thermo and photoluminescent properties of Dy(OH)3 and Dy2O3 nanorods

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    Graphical abstract: Packing diagram of (a) hexagonal Dy(OH)3 and (b) cubic Dy2O3 nanorods. Highlights: ► Hexagonal Dy(OH)3 and Dy2O3 nanorods were prepared by hydrothermal route. ► Phase dependent PL and TL studies were carried out. ► The kinetic parameters such as activation energy (E), order of kinetics (b), and frequency factor (s) were estimated using peak shape method. ► Linear response of cubic Dy2O3 phase is useful for its application in dosimetry. -- Abstract: Hexagonal Dy(OH)3 and cubic Dy2O3 nanorods were prepared by hydrothermal method. Dy(OH)3 nanorods was directly obtained at 180 °C for 20 h after hydrothermal treatment whereas subsequently heat treatment at 750 °C for 2 h gives pure cubic Dy2O3. SEM micrographs reveal that needle shaped rods with different sizes were observed in both the phases. TEM results also confirm this. The TL response of hexagonal Dy(OH)3 and cubic Dy2O3 nanorods have been analyzed for γ-irradiation over a wide range of exposures (1–5 kGy). TL glow peak intensity increases with γ dose in both the phases. The activation energy (E), order of kinetics (b), and frequency factor (s) for both the phases have been determined using Chen's peak shape method. The simple glow curve shape, structure and linear response to γ-irradiation over a large span of exposures makes the cubic Dy2O3 as a useful dosimetric material to estimate high exposures of γ-rays.

  6. Transition probabilities of Br II

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    Bengtson, R. D.; Miller, M. H.

    1976-01-01

    Absolute transition probabilities of the three most prominent visible Br II lines are measured in emission. Results compare well with Coulomb approximations and with line strengths extrapolated from trends in homologous atoms.

  7. Symmetry-Supported Magnetic Blocking at 20 K in Pentagonal Bipyramidal Dy(III) Single-Ion Magnets.

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    Chen, Yan-Cong; Liu, Jun-Liang; Ungur, Liviu; Liu, Jiang; Li, Quan-Wen; Wang, Long-Fei; Ni, Zhao-Ping; Chibotaru, Liviu F; Chen, Xiao-Ming; Tong, Ming-Liang

    2016-03-01

    Single-molecule magnets (SMMs) that can be trapped in one of the bistable magnetic states separated by an energy barrier are among the most promising candidates for high-density information storage, quantum processing, and spintronics. To date, a considerable series of achievements have been made. However, the presence of fast quantum tunnelling of magnetization (QTM) in most SMMs, especially in single-ion magnets (SIMs), provides a rapid relaxation route and often sets up a limit for the relaxation time. Here, we pursue the pentagonal bipyramidal symmetry to suppress the QTM and present pentagonal bipyramidal Dy(III) SIMs [Dy(Cy3PO)2(H2O)5]Cl3·(Cy3PO)·H2O·EtOH (1) and [Dy(Cy3PO)2(H2O)5]Br3·2(Cy3PO)·2H2O·2EtOH (2), (Cy3PO = tricyclohexyl phosphine oxide). Magnetic characterizations reveal their fascinating SMM properties with high energy barriers as 472(7) K for 1 and 543(2) K for 2, along with a record magnetic hysteresis temperature up to 20 K for 2. These results, combined with the ab initio calculations, offer an illuminating insight into the vast possibility and potential of what the symmetry rules can achieve in molecular magnetism. PMID:26883386

  8. Magnetic properties of Dy3+ ions and crystal field characterization in YF3:Dy3+ and DyF3 single crystals

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    Savinkov, A. V.; Korableva, S. L.; Rodionov, A. A.; Kurkin, I. N.; Malkin, B. Z.; Tagirov, M. S.; Suzuki, H.; Matsumoto, K.; Abe, S.

    2008-12-01

    The dc magnetic susceptibilities of the orthorhombic DyF3 single crystals have been measured in the temperature range between 1.8 and 300 K. The susceptibility along the b-axis does not depend on temperature below TC = 2.55 K and is equal to the demagnetizing factor of the sample, that gives evidence for the ferromagnetic phase induced by the magnetic dipole-dipole interactions between the Dy3+ ions. The saturation moment of 8.5 μB/Dy3+ along the b-axis was determined from magnetization measurements. The observed strong anisotropy of the magnetic susceptibility at low temperatures agrees with the measured anisotropic g-tensor of the ground state of impurity Dy3+ ions in YF3 single crystals. The results of measurements are interpreted in the frameworks of the crystal field theory and the mean magnetic field approximation.

  9. COLOR STABILITY OF NATURALLY DYED DENIM FABRICS

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The desire to colour textiles is as old as spinning and weaving. Natural dyes have been used since thousands of years for their long endurance, soft and elegant colours. But the invention of synthetic dyes has limited the application of natural dyes. The health hazards associated with the use of synthetic dyes and also the increased environmental awareness have revived the use of natural dyes during the recent years. The major performance characteristic of a dye is its ability to maintain the colour in normal use and is known as colorfastness. The study provides information regarding colour fastness properties of naturally dyed denim fabrics. Three vegetable materials were used for dyeing denim fabrics: Punica granatum (bark powder, Indigofera tinctoria (leave powder and Juglans regia (walnut dried shells. The results of the study indicated that using Walnut shells and Punica granatum deeper and more stable shades of colors are obtained in comparison with Indigofera Tinctoria dyed denim samples. All samples highlight a change in color in the sense of fading which has occurred to the highest extent when exposed to artificial light and washing. When tested against water, alkaline and acid perspiration, it is noticed that better results are obtained, and color change appear in a smaller extent.

  10. Formation of ternary Mg–Cu–Dy bulk metallic glasses

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    X F Wu; Y Kang; F F Wu; K Q Qiu; L K Meng

    2011-12-01

    The glass-forming ability (GFA) of ternary Mg–Cu–Dy alloys was systematically investigated by using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and X-ray diffractometry (XRD) techniques. The results showed that a series of ternary Mg–Cu–Dy bulk metallic glasses (BGMs) with a diameter of 4–8 mm were successfully fabricated in the system with conventional Cu-mold casting method. Mg55Cu32Dy13, Mg60Cu27Dy13, Mg65Cu25Dy10 and Mg70Cu17Dy13 BMGs exhibit a clear glass transition, a broad supercooled liquid region and different crystallization and melting behaviours. They have supercooled liquid region ($\\Delta T_{x}$) from 41 K to 65 K, reduced glass transition temperature ($T_{rg}$) from 0.5363 to 0.5974 and parameter from 0.4038 to 0.4136. The shows a relatively good agreement with the GFA of the BGMs. On the other hand, a high fracture compressive strength of 624 MPa was obtained for Mg60Cu27Dy13 BMG.

  11. Crystal structure of ∼RCu3S3 and ∼RCuTe2 (R=Gd-Lu) compounds

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    Gulay, L. D.; Daszkiewicz, M.; Shemet, V. Ya.

    2012-02-01

    The crystal structures of ternary compounds TbCu3S3, Dy1.06Cu2.84S3 (space group R3¯), Ho0.67Cu2S2 (space group P3¯m1), ErCu3S3 (space group P3¯1c), Yb0.80Cu1.60S2, Lu0.67Cu2S2, TbCuTe2, DyCuTe2, Tm1.07Cu0.78Te2, LuCuTe2 (space group P3¯m1), Gd0.75Cu1.74Te2 (space group P3¯1m) were determined by means of X-ray single crystal diffraction. The S(Te) atoms are stacked in a close packed arrangement with the layers in the sequence AB. The R atoms are distributed over octahedral interstices whereas Cu atoms are located in tetrahedral interstices. Disorder of R and Cu atoms in studied chalcogenides is found. Crystal structure comparison showed that TbCuTe2 and DyCuTe2 crystallize as superstructure 2a×2a×2c to CaAl2Si2 structure type, whereas Gd0.75Cu1.74Te2, ErCu3S3 and TbCu3S3 (Dy1.06Cu2.84S3) have superstructure √3a×√3a×nc with n=1, 2, 3.

  12. Search for superdeformed bands in {sup 154}Dy

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    Nisius, D.; Janssens, R.V.F.; Khoo, T.L. [and others

    1995-08-01

    The island of superdeformation in the vicinity of the doubly magic {sup 152}Dy yrast superdeformed (SD) band is thought to be well understood in the framework of cranked mean field calculations. In particular, the calculations suggested that in {sup 154}Dy there should be no yrast or near yrast SD minimum in the 40-60 h spin range, where SD bands in this mass region are thought to be {sup 153}Dy nucleus, it is populated. However, with the presence of five SD bands in the neighboring necessary to ascertain if the addition of one single neutron diminishes the importance of shell effects to the extent that superdeformation can no longer be sustained. In an experiment utilizing the increased resolving power of the early implementation phase of Gammasphere, the reaction {sup 122}Sn({sup 36}S,4n) at 165 MeV was employed to populate high spin states in {sup 154}Dy. In a four-day run with 36 detectors, over one billion triple and higher fold coincidence events were recorded. One new SD band was identified and was assigned to {sup 154}Dy. From comparisons with the Im{sup (2)} moments of inertia of the SD bands in {sup 152}Dy and {sup 153}Dy, a configuration based on (514)9/2{sup 2} neutrons coupled to the {sup 152}Dy SD core was proposed. One unexpected and as yet unexplained feature of this new SD band is that the transition energies are almost identical to those of an excited SD band in {sup 153}Dy. It is also worth noting that the feeding of the yrast states is similar to that achieved by the deexcitation from the ensemble of all entry states in the reaction. This observation emphasizes the statistical nature of the decay-out process. A paper reporting these results was accepted for publication.

  13. Multichannel transition emissions of Dy3+ in fiber-adaptive germanium tellurite glasses

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    Multichannel transition visible and near-infrared (NIR) fluorescences have been captured in Dy3+-doped fiber-adaptive Na2O–ZnO–PbO–GeO2–TeO2 glasses. The maximum stimulated emission cross-sections σem-max were derived to be 0.33 × 10−21, 3.66 × 10−21, and 0.67 × 10−21 cm2 for conventional visible emissions assigned to 4F9/2→6HJ (J = 15/2, 13/2, and 11/2) transitions, respectively. Infrequent multi-peak NIR emissions were recorded in the spectral range of 900–1500 nm, among which the values of σem-max were solved to be 1.05 × 10−22 and 1.56 × 10−22 cm2 for ∼1.02 and ∼1.18 μm emission bands. Internal quantum efficiency for the 4F9/2 level and external quantum yield for visible emissions of Dy3+ were determined to be 88.44% and 12.38%, severally. Effective multichannel radiative emissions reveal a potential in developing fiber-lighting sources, tunable lasers, and NIR optical amplifiers.

  14. Magnetic Properties of Dy in Pb2Sr2DyCu3O8

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    Superconductivity can be induced at high temperatures in Pb2Sr2RCu3O8 (R - rare earth) by partially doping Ca2+ for R3+. In order to understand the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity, the magnetic properties of the parent compounds, Pb2Sr2RCu3O8, have been studied. The work presented here includes magnetic susceptibility and specific heat measurements on R=Dy and extends the previous studies on R=Ce, Pr, Tb, Ho and Er. Specific heat experiments suggest that the Dy ions order antiferromagnetically with an ordering temperature of 1.3K. The magnetic susceptibility data are in good agreement with the susceptibility calculated using crystal field parameters that are extrapolated from previous modeling of the R=Er and Ho analogs of this series

  15. Magnetic properties of Dy in Pb2Sr2DyCu3O8

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    Superconductivity can be induced at high temperatures in Pb2Sr2RCu3O8 (R - rare earth) by partially doping Ca2+ for R3+. In order to understand the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity, the magnetic properties of the parent compounds, Pb2Sr2RCu3O8, have been studied. The work presented here includes magnetic susceptibility and specific heat measurements on R = Dy and extends our previous studies on R = Ce, Pr, Tb, Ho and Er. Specific heat experiments suggest that the Dy ions order antiferromagnetically with an ordering temperature of 1.3K. The magnetic susceptibility data are in good agreement with the susceptibility calculated using crystal field parameters that are extrapolated from previous modeling of the R = Er and Ho analogs of this series

  16. Sepp, Brüder

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    Vater der Brüder war Johann S. (* 24.6.1626 Kaltern/Südtirol [Caldaro/I], † zw. 1679/84 Schlanders/Südtirol [Silandro/I]). Paul (Paolo): * 1649 Kaltern/Südtirol (Caldaro/I), † April 1670 Bozen/Südtirol (Bolzano/I) oder 1692 Kaltern. Sänger, Komponist, Organist.

  17. Mechanical properties of Ag added Dy123 low porosity bulks

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    Mechanical properties of Ag added DyBa2Cu3Ox (Dy123) low porosity bulks were evaluated by bending tests of specimens cut from the bulks. The bending strength of the Ag added low porosity bulks was higher than that of a Dy123 low porosity bulk without Ag addition tested in the previous study. No significant difference in the area fraction of Ag particles was observed among the bending test specimens. On the other hand, an increase of the bending strength with decrease of the average Ag particle size was observed. It is deduced that small Ag particles effectively suppress the crack propagation.

  18. A new method of making 164Dy metal plate targets

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    Sugai, Isao; Kato, Hajime

    1986-04-01

    164Dy metal plate targets of high purity for measurements of the electron neutrino mass were made successfully. The starting material 164DyF 3 was reduced to metal by the Ca reduction method with rf induction heating. The reduced metal was pressed with a hot-press device in argon gas atmosphere and rolled into plates of 35 mm × 10 mm in area by a new method of packing. The thicknesses were in the range from 150 to 230 mg/cm 2. The present method was also found suitable to make thin Dy targets of the order of 1 mg/cm 2 in thickness

  19. Underground-brändien rakentuminen

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    Hänninen, Johanna

    2010-01-01

    Markkinajohtajuudesta eri toimialoilla taistelevat usein suuret ja kauan toiminnassa olleet brändit, joiden haastaminen saattaa olla vaikeaa. Brändinrakennus kannattaakin suunnata näiden suurien brändien väliin jääviin tyhjiin markkinarakoihin. Yksi esimerkki tällaisesta hyvin hyödynnetystä markkinaraosta ovat underground-brändit, joiden brändinrakennuksen lähtökohtana ei ole kilpailla toimialan suurien brändien kanssa, vaan hallita omaa markkinarakoaan kohdennetulla tarjonnallaan. Niiden tav...

  20. Ferromagnetism in DyRh and DyRhX (X = Fe, Ni, Co, Gd) thin films

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    In an effort to achieve large high-field magnetization and increased Curie temperature, polycrystalline DyRh, (DyRh)95X5 and (DyRh)85X15 (X = Fe, Co, Ni, Gd) thin films have been prepared via ultra-high vacuum dc co-sputtering on SiO2 and Si wafers, using Ta as seed and cap material. A body-centred cubic CsCl-like crystal formation (B2 phase) was achieved for DyRh around the equiatomic equilibrium, known from single crystals. The maximum in-plane spontaneous magnetization at T = 4 K in fields of µ0H = 5 T was found to be µ0MS,4K = (1.50  ±  0.09) T, with a ferromagnetic transition at TC = (5  ±  1)K and a coercivity of µ0HC,4K[D] = (0.010  ±  0.001)T (at T = 4 K) for layers deposited on substrates heated to 350 °C. Samples prepared at room temperature exhibited poorer texture, smaller grains and less B2-phase content; this did impact on the Curie temperature, which was higher compared to those layers with best crystallisation. However, the maximal magnetization remained unaffected. Ferromagnetic coupling was observed in ternary alloys of DyRhGd and DyRhNi with an increased Curie temperature, larger initial permeability and high-field magnetization, which was best for (DyRh)85Gd15 with µ0MS,4K[Gd15] = (2.10  ±  0.13) T. DyRhFe and DyRhCo showed antiparallel coupling of spontaneous magnetic moments. (paper)

  1. Green Non-dyed Textile Innovation Alliance officially launched

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    2012-01-01

    June 29, the Green Non-dyed Textile Innovation Alliance was officially launched by the China Textile Information Center, Nationa Textile Product Development Center together with China Chemical Fiber Industry Association

  2. Search for excited superdeformed bands in {sup 151}Dy

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    Nisius, D.; Janssens, R.V.F.; Crowell, B. [and others

    1995-08-01

    Following the first report of superdeformed (SD) bands with identical transition energies in the pairs ({sup 151}Tb*,{sup 152}Dy), ({sup 150}Gd*, {sup 151}Tb) and ({sup 153}Dy*, {sup 152}Dy) (where * denotes an excited SD band), it was proposed by Nazarewicz et al. that the observations could be understood in a strong-coupling approach if pseudo SU(3) symmetry were invoked. In this model there are three limiting values of the decoupling parameter; i.e. a = 0, {plus_minus}1. In the first two cases mentioned above the pairs of bands have nearly identical transition energies and are interpreted as proton excitations involving the [200]1/2 pseudospin orbital coupled to the {sup 152}Dy core, for which the value of the decoupling parameter is calculated to be a =+1.

  3. High-spin structure of neutron-rich Dy isotopes

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    A Ansari; H L Yadav; M Kaushik; U R Jakhar

    2003-06-01

    In view of recent experimental progress on production and spectroscopy of neutron-rich isotopes of Dy with mass number = 166 and 168, we have made theoretical investigations on the structure of high spin states of 164-170Dy isotopes in the cranked Hartree–Fock–Bogoliubov (CHFB) theory employing a pairing+quadrupole+hexadecapole model interaction. With the increase of neutron number the rotation alignment of the proton orbitals dominates the structure at high spins, which is clearly reflected in the spin dependence of the rotational g-factors. A particularly striking feature is the difference in the spin-dependent properties of 166Dy as compared to that of 164Dy.

  4. Luminescence study of Dy3+ doped YVO4 nanoparticles

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    Nanoparticles of yttrium orthovanadate (YVO4) doped with Dy3+ (Dy3+ = 2,5, 7 and 10 at. % ) were prepared using glycerin as capping agent as well as solvent at a low temperature of 150 deg C. From XRD study, as-prepared samples are found to be amorphous. These samples when heated at 500 deg C for 4 h turn to crystalline YVO4 with tetragonal phase. Using Scherrer equation the crystallite size is found to be in the range of 30-40 nm. The unit cell volume increases slightly with doping. This is understandable as the ionic radii of Dy3+ and Y3+ are 1.03 and 1.015 A respectively. Luminescence studies were carried for 500 deg C heated samples. From the excitation study, an intense band due to vanadate (VO43-) absorption around 300 nm is observed. Excitation at 300 nm yields the characteristic emission transitions of Dy3+ comprising of magnetic dipole transition, 4F9/2 -> 6H15/2 at 483 nm (blue) and electric dipole transition, 4F9/2 -> 6H13/2 at 574 nm (yellow). It indicates the efficient energy transfer from VO43 to Dy3+. The highest emission intensity is found when Dy3+ concentration is 2 at. %, after which it decreases due to the concentration quenching effect. Electric dipole transition dominates over magnetic dipole transition in the emission spectra. This is due to the fact that crystalline YVO4 with tetragonal phase is composed of YO8 dodecahedral having D2d point symmetry of Y3+ without inversion symmetry. When Dy3+ ions occupy the Y3+ lattice sites in YVO4 nanocrystals, it leads to prominent emission peak at 574 nm due to asymmetric environment of Dy3+

  5. Luminescence studies of Dy3+ doped bismuth zinc borate glasses

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    Glasses having composition of (100−x) (1Bi2O3–1ZnO–1B2O3)-xDy2O3 (where x=0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 1 and 2 mol%) were prepared by melt quenching method and characterized through optical absorption, emission and decay curve measurements. Optical absorption spectra have been analyzed using Judd–Ofelt theory. Asymmetric ratio, the intensity ratio of yellow to blue transitions, has been calculated from the emission spectra to understand the symmetry around the Dy3+ ions in the glass matrix. The emission spectra have been analyzed in the framework of CIE 1931 chromaticity colour coordinates in order to find out the white light emission characteristics of the glasses. The decay curve measurements exhibit single exponential behaviour up to 1 mol% of Dy3+ ions whereas non exponential behaviour is observed for 2 mol% of Dy3+ ions. The non exponential curve has been fitted to the Inokuti–Hirayama model to understand the nature of energy transfer process. -- Highlights: • Luminescence quenching occurs at high concentration of Dy3+ ion. • The interaction between Dy3+ ions is of dipole–dipole type. • CIE chromaticity coordinates fall within the white light region

  6. Yrityksen brändin uudistaminen

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    Saarimaa, Petri

    2015-01-01

    Brändin rakentaminen on tänä päivänä tärkeä osa yrityksen näkyvyyden ja kilpailukyvyn edistämisessä. Huolellisesti rakennetulla brändillä ja hyvällä markkinoinnilla yritys voi erottua kilpailijoistaan positiivisesti. Tie menestyvään brändiin on kuitenkin pitkä prosessi. Toimeksiantajana opinnäytetyössä toimi rakennusyritys Rakennus Vuoriot Oy. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli toteuttaa yritykselle brändin uudistaminen luomalla kokonaan uusi perusta ja rakennusosat olemassa olevalle brändille...

  7. Projekt vlády České republiky k dokumentaci osudů aktivních odpůrců nacismu

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    Olšáková, Doubravka

    Praha : Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR, 2007 - (Nezhodová, S.; Olšáková, D.; Prečan, V.), s. 234-244 ISBN 978-80-86103-98-3. [In memoriam Johann Wolfgang Brügel. Hustopeče (CZ), 13.09.2007] Grant ostatní: vláda ČR(CZ) usnesení vlády ČR č. 1081/2005 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80630520 Keywords : Czech-German relations - contemporary history Subject RIV: AB - History

  8. Ravintola Teerenpelin brändi

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    Malaste, Paavo-Sakari

    2007-01-01

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä käsitellään brändiä ja sen luomista palveluyrityksissä. Tässä työssä tutkitaan myös millaisena asiakkaat kokevat Teerenpeli-ravintolan brändin. Teoriaosassa selvitetään brändin luomista ja asemointia palveluyrityksissä. Brändin luomiseen palveluyrityksissä liittyy samoja piirteitä kuin tavaroidenkin kohdalla, mutta palvelut eroavat tavaroista siinä, että ne ovat aineettomia. Brändillä tarkoitetaan sekä brändin luojan näkemystä eli brändi-identiteettiä että asiakkaiden nä...

  9. Cytotoxic and genotoxic effect of the [166Dy]Dy/166Ho-EDTMP in vivo generator system in mice

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    Multiple myeloma and other hematological malignancies have been treated by myeloablative radiotherapy/chemotherapy and subsequent stem cell transplantation. [166Dy]Dy/166Ho-ethylenediaminetetramethylene phosphonate (EDTMP) forms a stable in vivo generator system with selective skeletal uptake in mice; therefore, it could work as a potential and improved agent for marrow ablation. Induced bone marrow cytotoxicity and genotoxicity are determined by the reduction of reticulocytes (RET) and elevation of micronucleated reticulocyte (MN-RET) in peripheral blood and ablation by bone marrow histological studies. The aim of this study was to determine the bone marrow cytotoxic and genotoxic effect of the [166Dy]Dy/166Ho-EDTMP in vivo generator system in mice and to evaluate by histopathology its myeloablative potential. Enriched 166Dy2O3 was irradiated and [166Dy]DyCl3 was added to EDTMP in phosphate buffer (pH 8.0) in a molar ratio of 1:1.75. QC was determined by TLC. Dy-EDTMP complex was prepared the same way with nonirradiated dysprosium oxide. A group of BALB/c mice were intraperitoneally injected with the radiopharmaceutical and two groups of control animals were injected with the cold complex and with 0.9% sodium chloride, respectively. A blood sample was taken at the beginning of the experiments and every 48 h for 12 days postinjection. The animals were sacrificed, organs of interest taken out and the radioactivity determined. The femur was used for histological studies. Flow cytometry analysis was used to quantify the frequency of RET and MN-RET in the blood samples. The MCNP4B Monte Carlo computer code was used for dosimetry calculations. Radiochemical purity was 99% and the mean specific activity was 1.3 MBq/mg. The RET and MN-RET frequency were statistically different in the treatment at the end of the 12-day period demonstrating cytotoxicity and genotoxicity induced by the in vivo generator system. The histology studies show that there was complete, or almost

  10. BR2 reactor neutron beams

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    The use of reactor neutron beams is becoming increasingly more widespread for the study of some properties of condensed matter. It is mainly due to the unique properties of the ''thermal'' neutrons as regards wavelength, energy, magnetic moment and overall favorable ratio of scattering to absorption cross-sections. Besides these fundamental reasons, the impetus for using neutrons is also due to the existence of powerful research reactors (such as BR2) built mainly for nuclear engineering programs, but where a number of intense neutron beams are available at marginal cost. A brief introduction to the production of suitable neutron beams from a reactor is given. (author)

  11. A Measurement of Z Boson Production and Rapidity Distribution in p - anti-p Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV

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    Robson, Aidan

    2005-01-01

    High-precision measurements are made of Z boson production in proton-antiproton collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV recorded by the Collider Detector at Fermilab, using the electron decay channel. The cross-section times branching ratio is measured to be {sigma}{sub Z} {center_dot} Br(Z {yields} e{sup +}e{sup -}) = (255.7 {+-} 2.4{sub stat} {+-} 5.2{sub sys} {+-} 15.2{sub lum})pb in a dataset of 194 pb{sup -1} collected between March 2002 and June 2003. This agrees well with theoretical predictions. The cross-section for W boson production in the electron channel has also been measured in the subset of this dataset of 72 pb{sup -1} collected up until January 2003. Using this smaller dataset the ratio of cross-sections is determined to be R {equivalent_to} {sigma}{sub W} {center_dot} Br(W {yields} e{nu})/{sigma}{sub Z} {center_dot} Br(Z {yields} ee) = 10.82 {+-} 0.18{sub stat} {+-} 0.16{sub sys}. Combining these results with measurements made in the muon channel gives R = 10.92 {+-} 0.15{sub stat} {+-} 0.14{sub sys} (e + {mu} channels), from which the branching ratio of the W to electrons and muons, and the total width of the W, have been extracted: Br(W {yields} {ell}{nu}) = 0.1089 {+-} 0.0022 ({ell} = e,{mu}); {Lambda}(W) = 2078.8 {+-} 41.4 MeV, which are in good agreement with the Standard Model values and with other measurements. The CKM quark mixing matrix element |V{sub cs}| has been extracted: |V{sub cs}| = 0.967 {+-} 0.030. The rapidity distribution d{sigma}/dy for Z {yields} ee has also been measured over close to the full kinematic range using 194 pb{sup -1} of data, and is found to be in good agreement with the NNLO prediction.

  12. Z + γ cross-section measurement, σ*BR(Z + γ), in the electron channel for p bar p collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV, and limits for the ZZγ and Zγγ anomalous couplings

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    The Z + γ cross-section x branching ratio in the electron channel has been measured using the inclusive Z data sample from the CDF 1988--1989 collider run, for which the total integrated luminosity was 4.05 ± 0.28 pb-1. Two Zγ candidates are observed from central photon events with ΔR/γ > 0.7 and Etγ > 5.0 GeV. From these events the σ * BR(Z + γ) is measured and compared with SM predictions: σ * BR(Z + γ)e = 6.8-5.7+5.7(stat + syst)pb σ * BR(Z + γ)SM = 4.7-4.7+0.7(stat + syst)pb. From this ZZγ cross section measurement limits on the Zγγ and couplings for three different choices of compositeness scale ΛZ are obtained. The experimental sensitivity to the h30Z,γ/h10Z,γ couplings is in the range of ΛZ ∼ 450--500 GeV and for the h40Zγ/h20Z,γ couplings ΛZ ∼ 300 GeV

  13. Z + {gamma} cross-section measurement, {sigma}*BR(Z + {gamma}), in the electron channel for p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV, and limits for the ZZ{gamma} and Z{gamma}{gamma} anomalous couplings

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    Roach-Bellino, M.

    1994-02-01

    The Z + {gamma} cross-section x branching ratio in the electron channel has been measured using the inclusive Z data sample from the CDF 1988--1989 collider run, for which the total integrated luminosity was 4.05 {plus_minus} 0.28 pb{sup {minus}1}. Two Z{gamma} candidates are observed from central photon events with {Delta}R/{sub {gamma}} > 0.7 and E{sub t}{sup {gamma}} > 5.0 GeV. From these events the {sigma} * BR(Z + {gamma}) is measured and compared with SM predictions: {sigma} * BR(Z + {gamma}){sub e} = 6.8{sub {minus}5.7}{sup +5.7}(stat + syst)pb {sigma} * BR(Z + {gamma})SM = 4.7{sub {minus}4.7}{sup +0.7}(stat + syst)pb. From this ZZ{sub {gamma}} cross section measurement limits on the Z{sub {gamma}{gamma}} and couplings for three different choices of compositeness scale {Lambda}{sub Z} are obtained. The experimental sensitivity to the h{sub 30}{sup Z,{gamma}}/h{sub 10}{sup Z,{gamma}} couplings is in the range of {Lambda}{sub Z} {approximately} 450--500 GeV and for the h{sub 40}{sup Z{gamma}}/h{sub 20}{sup Z,{gamma}} couplings {Lambda}{sub Z} {approximately} 300 GeV.

  14. Ozone Depletion Potential of CH3Br

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    Sander, Stanley P.; Ko, Malcolm K. W.; Sze, Nien Dak; Scott, Courtney; Rodriquez, Jose M.; Weisenstein, Debra K.

    1998-01-01

    The ozone depletion potential (ODP) of methyl bromide (CH3Br) can be determined by combining the model-calculated bromine efficiency factor (BEF) for CH3Br and its atmospheric lifetime. This paper examines how changes in several key kinetic data affect BEF. The key reactions highlighted in this study include the reaction of BrO + H02, the absorption cross section of HOBr, the absorption cross section and the photolysis products of BrON02, and the heterogeneous conversion of BrON02 to HOBR and HN03 on aerosol particles. By combining the calculated BEF with the latest estimate of 0.7 year for the atmospheric lifetime of CH3Br, the likely value of ODP for CH3Br is 0.39. The model-calculated concentration of HBr (approximately 0.3 pptv) in the lower stratosphere is substantially smaller than the reported measured value of about I pptv. Recent publications suggested models can reproduce the measured value if one assumes a yield for HBr from the reaction of BrO + OH or from the reaction of BrO + H02. Although the DeAlore et al. evaluation concluded any substantial yield of HBr from BrO + HO2 is unlikely, for completeness, we calculate the effects of these assumed yields on BEF for CH3Br. Our calculations show that the effects are minimal: practically no impact for an assumed 1.3% yield of HBr from BrO + OH and 10% smaller for an assumed 0.6% yield from BrO + H02.

  15. Thermodynamic Optimization of DyCl3 -NaCl System

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    叶信宇; 孙益民; 张静; 谈君君

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, the phase diagram of the DyCl3 -NaCl system is optimized and calculated with CALPHAD ( calculation of phase diagram ) technology. A set of thermodynamic functions of compounds Na3 DyCl6, NaDyCl4, and NaDY2 Cl7 have been optimized and calculated based on an interactive computer-assisted analysis. The optimized thermodynamic parameters, calculated phase diagram and experimental phase diagram are thermodynamically serf-consistent.

  16. Phase diagram of the CsBr-CaBr2 system

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    BAO Xinhua; CHEN Nianyi; LU Wencong; CHENG Zhixuan; LUO Yunyun; LU Weiying; XIA Yiben

    2006-01-01

    The phase diagram of the CsBr-CaBr2 system was re-determined by using differential thermal analysis and high temperature and room temperature X-ray diffraction analysis. It is concluded that there are three intermediate compounds in this system: a congruently melting compound, CsCaBr3, with a melting point of 823℃ and two incongruently melting compounds, Cs2CaBr4 and Cs3Ca2Br7, whose peritectic points being 597℃ and 635℃, respectively. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated that compound CsCaBr3 is of slightly distorted perovskite structure.

  17. Miten brändi säilyttää brändiarvonsa?

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    Sara, Maria

    2015-01-01

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä tarkasteltiin brändiä ja sen ylläpitämistä. Tavoitteena oli selvittää, miten brändi voi säilyttää jo saavuttamansa brändiarvon. Brändillä tarkoitetaan tavaramerkin ympärille muodostunutta positiivista mielikuvaa. Yrityksen kannalta brändi on kilpailukeino. Vahvan brändin etuja yritykselle ovat esimerkiksi uskolliset asiakkaat, haluttavuus yhteistyökumppanina ja kiinnostavuus työnantajana. Aihe valittiin työn tekijän oman kiinnostuksen perusteella. Aihetta tarkastelti...

  18. Surface magnetic phase transitions in Dy/Lu superlattices

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    Goff, J.P.; Sarthour, R.S. [Oxford Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford, OX (United Kingdom); Micheletti, C. [SISSA, Via Beirut 2, I-34014 Trieste (Italy); Langridge, S. [The ISIS Facility, Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, OX (United Kingdom); Wilkins, C.J.T. [Department of Physics, Southampton University Southampton, SO (United Kingdom); Ward, R.C.C.; Wells, M.R. [Oxford Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford, OX (United Kingdom)

    1999-06-01

    Dy/Lu superlattices comprising ferromagnetic Dy blocks coupled antiferromagnetically across the Lu blocks may be modelled as a chain of XY spins with antiferromagnetic exchange and six-fold anisotropy. We have calculated the stable magnetic phases for the cases of large anisotropy and a field applied along an easy direction. For an infinite chain an intermediate phase (1, 5,...) is predicted, where the notation gives the angle between the moment and the applied field in units of {pi}/3. Furthermore, the effects of surface reconstruction are determined for finite chains. A [Dy{sub 20}Lu{sub 12}]{sub 20} superlattice has been studied using bulk magnetization and polarized neutron reflectivity. The (1, 5,...) phase has been identified and the results provide direct evidence in support of the theoretical predictions. Dipolar forces are shown to account for the magnitude of the observed exchange coupling. (Copyright (c) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. All rights reserved.)

  19. Investigations on a Co-Dy liquid alloy ion source

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    We have investigated the emission characteristics of a Co-Dy liquid alloy ion source intended for focused ion beam implantation of cobalt and dysprosium ions. An alloy composition of Co2Dy was selected in order to have a relatively low melting temperature, sufficient cobalt concentration for ion implantation purposes and low corrosion effects of the alloy and emitter tungsten wires. We have measured the melting behaviour of the alloy, the emission current stability, the current-voltage characteristics and the mass and energy spectra as a function of source current using a time-of-flight spectrometer. The ion source exhibits a good performance even after storage for several weeks in dry air. The mass spectra show a high intensity of doubly charged dysprosium ions and singly and doubly charged cobalt ions. The Co-Dy source works in a stable way for at least several days

  20. Phase diagram study of CaBr2-SrBr2 binary system

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    Hydride ion conducting electrolytes are used in the electrochemical sensors for detecting hydrogen in liquid sodium coolant of fast reactors. In this connection several combinations of alkali/alkaline earth metal halides mixed with alkali/alkaline earth metal hydrides were investigated for using them as hydride ion conducting electrolytes. Currently, a mixture of CaBr2-CaH2 is used as the solid electrolyte in electrochemical sensors. With a view to develop and understand electrolyte characteristics of CaBr2-SrBr2-CaH2, system, the binary phase diagram of CaBr2-SrBr2 is being investigated in this work. Samples were prepared in dry argon atmosphere glove box using purified CaBr2 and SrBr2 salts covering the composition range of 0 to 100 mol% of CaBr2 in SrBr2 in steps of ∼10 mol%. Approximately 30 mg of samples were loaded inside hermetically closed iron capsules and were analysed by DTA under argon+4% hydrogen gas at controlled heating and cooling rates. Results have shown that the system shows appreciable terminal solid solution at both CaBr2 and SrBr2 rich sides. The system exhibits a eutectic reaction involving the terminal solid solutions at 553℃ and at ∼40 mol% CaBr2 in SrBr2. Further investigations are in progress. (author)

  1. Photoinduced Br Desorption from CsBr Thin Films Grown on Cu(100)

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    Halliday, Matthew T.; Joly, Alan G.; Hess, Wayne P.; Shluger, AL

    2015-10-22

    Thin films of CsBr deposited onto metals such as copper are potential photocathode materials for light sources and other applications. We investigate desorption dynamics of Br atoms from CsBr films grown on insulator (KBr, LiF) and metal (Cu) substrates induced by sub-bandgap 6.4 eV laser pulses. The experimental results demonstrate that the peak kinetic energy of Br atoms desorbed from CsBr/Cu films is much lower than that for the hyperthermal desorption from CsBr/LiF films. Kelvin probe measurements indicate negative charge at the surface following Br desorption from CsBr/Cu films. Our ab initio calculations of excitons at CsBr surfaces demonstrate that this behavior can be explained by an exciton model of desorption including electron trapping at the CsBr surface. Trapped negative charges reduce the energy of surface excitons available for Br desorption. We examine the electron-trapping characteristics of low-coordinated sites at the surface, in particular, divacancies and kink sites. We also provide a model of cation desorption caused by Franck-Hertz excitation of F centers at the surface in the course of irradiation of CsBr/Cu films. These results provide new insights into the mechanisms of photoinduced structural evolution of alkali halide films on metal substrates and activation of metal photocathodes coated with CsBr.

  2. Laser Pyrolysis of CH3Br

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    Chang, Hua,; Hsieh, Jang Ching

    1993-01-01

    Laser pyrolysis of CH3Br by a strong laser irradiation was studied in this work. Besides a fine needle of solid carbon was deposited at the surface on the substrate, HBr and CH4, were found as gaseous products with a ratio of 2:1. Small amount of C2H2 was also detected. The variation in the pressures of CH3Br, HBr and CH4 were measured by Raman spectroscopy. It indicated that the decomposition of CH3Br was first order with respect to CH3Br. The reaction mechanism of the laser pyrolysis was su...

  3. Thermoluminescent characteristics of nano-structure hydroxyapatite:Dy

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    Ziaie, F. [Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of). Radiation Application Research School; Moein, N. Farhadi [Islamic Azad Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of). Central Tehran Branch; Shafaei, M. [Islamic Azad Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of). Science and Research Branch

    2014-12-15

    The thermoluminescence response of Dysprosium doped hydroxyapatite samples with different mol percentage of 0.5, 1 and 2 were studied and compared with the pure hydroxyapatite. The samples were objected to {sup 60}Co gamma rays irradiation with doses of 100 mGy to 10 Gy. The main peak in the sample glow curves were obtained at 310 C. The sensitivity of the 1 mol% Dy doped hydroxyapatite samples show the highest thermoluminescence response. Fading behavior of the irradiated samples was also studied. The experimental results show that the synthetic Dy-doped hydroxyapatite obtained by the hydrolysis method may be used in gamma radiation dosimetry.

  4. Therapeutical radiopharmaceuticals based In vivo generator system [{sup 166} Dy] Dy/{sup 166} Ho; Radiofarmacos terapeuticos basados en un sistema de generador In vivo [{sup 166}Dy] Dy/{sup 166}Ho

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    Ferro F, G.; Garcia S, L.; Monroy G, F.; Tendilla, J.I. [Gerencia de Aplicaciones Nucleares en la Salud, ININ, A.P. 18-1027, 11801 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Pedraza L, M.; Murphy, C.A. de [Departamento de Medicina Nuclear, Instituto Nacional de Pediatria, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    2002-07-01

    At the idea to administer to a patient a molecule containing in it structure a father radionuclide, with a half life enough large which allows to the radiolabelled molecule to take up position specifically in a white tissue and decaying In vivo to the daughter radionuclide with properties potentially therapeutic, it is known as In vivo generator system. In this work the preparation and the preliminary dosimetric valuations of radiopharmaceuticals based In vivo generator system {sup 166} Dy Dy/{sup 166} Ho for applications in radioimmunotherapy, in the treatment of the rheumatoid arthritis and in the bone marrow ablation (m.o.) for candidates patients to bone marrow transplant are presented. (Author)

  5. Thermoluminescent characteristics of nano-structure hydroxyapatite:Dy

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    The thermoluminescence response of Dysprosium doped hydroxyapatite samples with different mol percentage of 0.5, 1 and 2 were studied and compared with the pure hydroxyapatite. The samples were objected to 60Co gamma rays irradiation with doses of 100 mGy to 10 Gy. The main peak in the sample glow curves were obtained at 310 C. The sensitivity of the 1 mol% Dy doped hydroxyapatite samples show the highest thermoluminescence response. Fading behavior of the irradiated samples was also studied. The experimental results show that the synthetic Dy-doped hydroxyapatite obtained by the hydrolysis method may be used in gamma radiation dosimetry.

  6. Punkaliven brändiohjeisto

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    Vikiö, Timo

    2010-01-01

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä käsitellään brändiohjeiston rakentamista pk-yritys Punkalivelle, joka valmistaa designkalusteita ja paviljonkeja Finnforestin kehittämästä Kerto®-puumateriaalista. Yrityksen strategisena lähtökohtana on ollut rakentaa uutta yritys-trendiä, joka ottaa huomioon nykypäivän vaativan kuluttajan ja on kiinnostunut kestä-vän kehityksen arvoista. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena on ollut kartoittaa kestävän kehityksen käsitettä, siihen liit-tyviä tekijöitä niin viestinnässä kuin mu...

  7. Sokos Herkun brändimielikuva nuorten silmissä brändiarvojen perusteella mitattuna

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    Lappalainen, Sanna

    2016-01-01

    Tämä opinnäytetyö tehtiin Tampereen keskustassa sijaitsevalle Sokos Herkku ruokakaupalle. Opinnäytetyöni käsittelee brändin rakentamista ja brändimielikuvan muodostumista. Teoriaosiossa käydään läpi brändin rakentaminen brändi-identiteetin luomisesta brändin johtamiseen brändipääomalla. Teoriaosiossani katsotaan brändiä myös palvelubrändin näkökulmasta, sillä elintarvikekaupat ovat yhä kasvavassa määrin palveluyrityksiä. Tutkimuksen tavoitteena oli kehittää Sokos Herkun brändimielikuvaa n...

  8. Electrodeposited RE-TM (RE=Dy,Nd, Eu; TM =Co)Alloy Films and Their Magnetic Properties%电沉积RE-TM(RE=Dy,Nd,Eu;TM=Co)合金膜及其磁性质

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    范必强; 赖恒; 李加新; 黄志高

    2011-01-01

    在353 K的尿素-乙酰胺-NaBr-KBr熔体中,用恒电位电解法在Cu基片上制备了稀土RE(Dy,Nd,Eu)-铁族TM(Co)合金膜.利用循环伏安法研究了熔体的电化学行为.电化学实验结果表明,在Pt电极上,Co(Ⅱ)+2e→Co(0)是一步完全的不可逆反应,并测得Co(Ⅱ)在Pt电极上的传递系数a以及扩散系数D0.稀土元素(Dy,Nd,Eu)难以被单独沉积,但能被Co(Ⅱ)诱导共沉积.用EDS分析合金膜的成分及含量.用XRD和振动样品磁强计(VSM)分析样品退火前后的晶相和磁性能变化特征.实验结果表明,合金膜的表面形貌和磁性与其成分组成及沉积电位紧密相关,且稀土离子的被诱导能力取决于稀土与铁族原子之间的电负性差值.%Rare earth ( RE = Dy,Nd,Eu) -3d transition metal ( TM = Co) alloy films were codeposited on copper substrate in urea - acetarnide - NaBr - KBr melt at 355K. The cyclic voltammetry was used to study the electrochemical behavior,showing that the electroreduction of TM was irreversible in one step. The transfer coefficient a and the diffusion coefficient DO of Co2+ were measured. RE3+ could not be reduced alone, but it could be inductively codeposited with Co2+ . The composition of films was analyzed by EDS; the crystalline phases were investigated by XRD; the microstructures were observed by SEM;and the magnetic properties were measured by VSM. The experimental results reveal that, the surface morphologies and the magnetic properties of the RE - TM alloy films depend strongly on the composition and electrodeposition potential, furthermore the RE - induced codeposition ability is dominated by the electronegativity difference between RE and TM atoms.

  9. Mechanical and corrosion properties of binary Mg-Dy alloys for medical applications

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    Yang Lei, E-mail: lei.yang@hzg.de [Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Materials Research, Max-Planck-Str. 1, D-21502 Geesthacht (Germany); Huang Yuanding; Peng Qiuming; Feyerabend, Frank; Kainer, Karl Ulrich; Willumeit, Regine; Hort, Norbert [Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Materials Research, Max-Planck-Str. 1, D-21502 Geesthacht (Germany)

    2011-12-15

    Microstructure, mechanical and corrosion properties of binary magnesium-dysprosium (Mg-5, 10, 15, 20 wt.% Dy) alloys were investigated for medical applications. In the as-cast condition, the distribution of Dy is quite inhomogeneous. Mg-10Dy alloy exhibits a moderate tensile and compression yield strength, and the best elongation and corrosion resistance. After T4 (solutionizing) treatment, the distribution of Dy becomes homogeneous. The tensile and compression yield strength of all Mg-Dy alloys decreases. The elongation remains unchanged, while the corrosion resistance is largely improved after T4 treatment.

  10. Effect of B³⁺-N³⁻ on YAG:Dy thermographic phosphor luminescence.

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    Kwong, Wing Yin; Steinberg, Adam; Chin, Ya Huei

    2014-11-01

    The use of thermographic phosphors for high-temperature (>1000  K) thermometry currently is limited by loss of signal due to thermal quenching. This work demonstrates a new phosphor generated by substituting tetrahedral site Al(3+)-O(2-) in YAG:Dy with B(3+)-N(3-) to produce YABNG:Dy. Conventional YAG:Dy and YABNG:Dy phosphors were synthesized using identical solgel synthesis techniques. X-ray diffraction measurements showed that both had nearly pure crystalline phases, with a minor secondary yttrium-aluminum-monoclinic (YAM) phase present in the YABNG:Dy. The YABNG:Dy sample had a larger and more spherical primary grain than did the YAG:Dy in scanning electron microscopy images. Tests of the thermal response showed that the YABNG:Dy had much stronger phosphorescence emissions than did YAG:Dy, likely due to the morphological differences. Furthermore, the onset of thermal quenching was delayed by approximately 100 K for YABGN:Dy compared to YAG:Dy, and the rate of signal decrease with temperature was reduced. This resulted in greater signal-to-noise ratios and less uncertainty in the temperature measurements, particularly at high temperatures. PMID:25361305

  11. Photoluminescence of atomic layer deposited ZrO2:Dy3+ thin films

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    Atomic layer deposition based on alternate cycling of ZrCl4, Dy(thd)3 and H2O as precursors was applied for preparation of nanocrystalline ZrO2:Dy thin films. Photoluminescence (PL) properties of Dy3+ in the ZrO2 films were studied at several laser excitations. Substantial activation of Dy3+ PL required thermal treatment at 900 °C. As a result of annealing, thinner (~ 80 nm) films with higher Dy content retained relatively high amount of tetragonal phase and remained crack-free. In thicker (~ 140 nm) films, considerable amount of monoclinic phase was formed and a peculiar microscale cracking pattern was developed along with phase segregation. It is demonstrated that the crystal structure of ZrO2 significantly influences the Dy3+ emission spectrum and, at least for ZrO2-type matrices, Dy3+ is an excellent luminescent microprobe in comparison with micro-Raman scattering. A Förster-like PL decay profile allowed a conclusion that the self-quenching due to cross-relaxation between Dy3+ ions had a marked impact on emission intensity. - Highlights: • Atomic layer deposition of luminescent Dy-doped ZrO2 thin films was demonstrated. • Dy3+ luminescence was significantly activated only after high-temperature annealing. • Correlation between luminescent and structural properties was obtained. • Dy3+ luminescent probe showed superior performance compared to Raman-scattering. • Presence of several quenching processes was deduced from luminescence behavior

  12. Som brødre vi dele

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    Holm, Claus

    2010-01-01

    Debatten om forskningsfrihed gjorde broderskabet til forudsætningen for forskningfrihed, men skal forskere dele som brødre i 2010?......Debatten om forskningsfrihed gjorde broderskabet til forudsætningen for forskningfrihed, men skal forskere dele som brødre i 2010?...

  13. Crystal field and exchange interactions in DyT4Al8 (T = Fe and Mn)

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    The authors investigated the magnetic excitations in polycrystalline samples of hard magnet related compounds DyFe4Al8 and DyMn4Al8 by neutron spectroscopy. For both compounds the magnetic spectra at energies below 40 meV are dominated by the response of the Dy3+ ions. In DyMn4Al8 they observed pure crystal-field transitions within the Dy3+ J = 15/2 ground multiplet ID which is split into 8 doublets under the low point-group symmetry of 4/mmm. In DyFe4Al8 the Dy crystal-field-split states are perturbed by the molecular fields of the ordered Fe sublattice

  14. Cd4As2Br3

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    Mohammed Kars

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Single crystals of Cd4As2Br3 (tetracadmium biarsenide tribromide were grown by a chemical transport reaction. The structure is isotypic with the members of the cadmium and mercury pnictidohalides family with general formula M4A2X3 (M = Cd, Hg; A = P, As, Sb; X = Cl, Br, I and contains two independent As atoms on special positions with site symmetry -3 and two independent Cd atoms, of which one is on a special position with site symmetry -3. The Cd4As2Br3 structure consists of AsCd4 tetrahedra sharing vertices with isolated As2Cd6 octahedra that contain As–As dumbbells in the centre of the octahedron. The Br atoms are located in the voids of this three-dimensional arrangement and bridge the different polyhedra through Cd...Br contacts.

  15. MoDySim - A parallel dynamical UMTS simulator

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    Fleuren, M.J.; Stüben, H.; Zegwaard, G.F.

    2004-01-01

    UMTS is a third generation mobile telecommunication system, which enables multi-service and multi-bit rate communication going beyond the possibilities of previous systems. The simulator MoDySirn models UMTS in great detail. Characteristics of UMTS, such as soft hand-over and the interdependency of

  16. Properties of Excited States in the 160 Dy Nucleus

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    Adam, Jindřich; Honusek, Milan; Dobeš, Jan

    2005-01-01

    Roč. 32, - (2005), s. 181-203. ISSN 1310-0157 R&D Projects: GA MŠk 1P04LA213 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10480505 Keywords : 160Dy nucles Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  17. Studies of normal deformation in {sup 151}Dy

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    Nisius, D.; Janssens, R.V.F.; Crowell, B. [and others

    1995-08-01

    The wealth of data collected in the study of superdeformation in {sup 151}Dy allowed for new information to be obtained on the normally deformed structures in this nucleus. At high spin several new yrast states have been identified for the first time. They were associated with single-particle excitations. Surprisingly, a sequence was identified with energy spacings characteristic of a rotational band of normal ({beta}2 {approximately} 0.2) deformation. The bandhead spin appears to be 15/2{sup -} and the levels extend up to a spin of 87/2{sup -}. A clear backbend is present at intermediate spins. While a similar band based on a bandhead of 6{sup +} is known in {sup 152}Dy, calculations suggest that this collective prolate band should not be seen in {sup 151}Dy. In the experiment described earlier in this report that is aimed at determining the deformations associated with the SD bands in this nucleus and {sup 152}Dy, the deformation associated with this band will be determined. This will provide further insight into the origin of this band.

  18. Anisotropy of the magnetocaloric effect in DyNiAl

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    Kaštil, J.; Javorský, P.; Andreev, Alexander V.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 321, č. 15 (2009), s. 2318-2321. ISSN 0304-8853 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : magnetocaloric effec * DyNiAl * magnetism * anisotropy Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.204, year: 2009

  19. Thermal characterization of (U, Dy)O2 pellets

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    The thermal diffusivity of (U,Dy)O2 pellets were determined in the temperature range 250 K to 1600 K measured by the laser flash method. The dependence of thermal with temperature and dysprosium content was studied and found in good agreement with physical models available (author)

  20. EST Table: DY231371 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available DY231371 EST02122 10/09/28 98 %/130 aa ref|NP_001040121.1| endothelial-monocyte activating polyp ... 58 %/130 aa F58B3.5c#CE44546#WBGene00003415#locus:mars - 1#status:Confirmed#UniProt:D3YT56#protein_id:CBK1 ...

  1. Study of evaporation processes in Dy - Pd system

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    Zajtsev, A.I.; Priselkov, Yu.A.; Nesmeyanov, A.N. (Moskovskij Gosudarstvennyj Univ. (USSR))

    Disprosium and palladium vapor pressure above Dy-Pd alloys in the 0-80 at.% concentration range is measured using the integral variant of the Knudsen effusive method in ultrahigh oilless vacuum. Temperature dependences of vapor pressure are calculated along with partial and integral thermodynamic functions according to the data obtained. The results are in a good agreement with the system constitution diagram.

  2. Characterization of Nd-Dy-Fe-B sintered magnets

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    In this paper we study the production and characterization of sintered Nd-Dy-Fe-B magnets. The magnetic characterization is discussed. The effect of sintering temperature on grain size and magnetic properties of isotropic magnets is considered. Finally, we determine the degree of crystallite orientation for an anisotropic magnet. (author)

  3. Band structure of 79Br

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    High-spin states of 79Br have been studied in the reaction 76Ge(7Li, 4nγ) at 32 MeV. A gamma-detector array with twelve Compton-suppressed HPGe detectors was used. The positive-parity yrast states, interpreted as a rotationally aligned g(9(2)) proton band, and the negative-parity ground state band have been extended to spins of (33(2+)) and (25(2-)), respectively. Lifetime measurements indicate that both bands have a similar quadrupole deformation of β2 ∼ 0.2. The positive-parity α = -(1(2)) band has been identified. Several new inter-band transitions are observed. A cranked-shell model analysis shows that the νg(9(2)) and πg(9(2)) alignments occur in the positive-parity and the negative-parity bands at rotational frequencies of ℎω ∼ 0.6 and 0.4 MeV, respectively. The level energies and the electromagnetic properties of the g(9(2)) band can be well reproduced by a particle-rotor model calculation with an axially symmetric core

  4. Luminescent properties in films of ZrO2: Dy

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    In this work the luminescent characterization of zirconium oxide (ZrO2) films impure with dysprosium (Dy+3) is reported, obtained by means of the ultrasonics spray pyrolysis technique. The films were deposited on glass substrates (Corning), in a temperatures interval of 400 to 550 grades C, using as precursor elements Zirconium oxide chloride octahydrate (ZrOCl2·8H2O) and Dysprosium tri-chloride (DyCl3), dissolved in deionized water, varying the concentration of the contaminated from the 1 to 20 atomic % with relationship to the zirconium in solution. The luminescent characterization was analyzed by means of photoluminescence and thermoluminescence. The photoluminescence results showed a spectrum with three maxima which correspond to the electronic transitions 4F9/2 - 6H15/2, 4F9/2 - 6H13/2 and 4F9/2 - 6H11/2 characteristics of the Dy3+ ion. The thermoluminescence (Tl) response when being exposed to a monochrome UV beam in 240 nm showed a wide curve that exhibits a maxim centered in 200 grades C. The Tl response of ZrO2:Dy in function of the dose was shown lineal in the interval of 24 mJ/cm2 to 432 mJ/cm2. A study of the repeatability and dissipation of the ZrO2:Dy Tl response is included. Considering the shown previous results we can conclude that the ZrO2 in film form obtained by spray pyrolysis has luminescent properties in 240 nm. (Author)

  5. Study of the structure of the transition nuclei 152Dy, 154Dy and 156Er at high angular momentum

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    Measurements of feeding times of high spin yrast states in 152Dy, 154Dy and 156Er were utilized to obtain information about possible spin dependent shape changes. Feeding times as well as lifetimes were determined with the recoil distance technique. In 152Dy only long feeding times (> 10 ps) could be identified, indicating that the aligned-particle yrast states are fed through configuration of similar character, with little direct population from collective cascade in the continuum region. In 154Dy discrete states with I ≤ 30 have lifetimes which are characteristically collective, whereas the preyrast cascade exhibit both fast ( 10 ps) feeding components. The latter imply a change with increasing spin from collective to aligned-particle character, signalling a prolate to oblate shape transition. In 156Er the yrast states up to spin 20 ℎ were found to be collective. These levels are fed, however, from long-lived high spin states, causing time delay up to ∼ 100 ps, the existence of which is interpreted as a signature for an oblate shape at high spin

  6. Lastnosti lesa bršljana

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    Merhar, Klemen

    2014-01-01

    Raziskali smo tiste izbrane lastnosti lesa navadnega bršljana (Hedera helix L.), ki bi utegnile predvideti njegovo uporabo. Raziskali smo anatomsko zgradbo in makroskopske posebnosti, vlažnost v svežem stanju, gostoto, anizotropijo krčenja in nabrekanja, kazalnike dimenzijske stabilnosti ter tlačno in upogibno trdnost bršljanovega lesa. Raziskava je pokazala, da bršljanov les spada med polvenčasto porozne drevesne vrste. Gostota absolutno suhega lesa je 522 kg/m3. Vlažnost svežega lesa, ki jo...

  7. Quantum corrections to low temperature electrical conductivity in Dy doped ZnO thin films

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    Ajimsha, R.S., E-mail: ajimsha@gmail.com; Das, Amit K.; Joshi, M.P.; Kukreja, L.M.

    2015-08-31

    We have grown thin films of Dy doped ZnO (Dy:ZnO) on sapphire substrate using pulsed laser deposition with Dy concentration varying from 0.05 at.% to 1.8 at.%. These as grown Dy:ZnO thin films were characterized using low temperature four probe electrical measurements (in the range ~ 300 K to 4 K). All the Dy:ZnO thin films showed metal like behavior with a transition from positive to negative temperature coefficient of resistivity (TCR) and again to positive TCR with an increase of Dy concentration. This anomaly in conduction mechanism was investigated by considering quantum corrections to classical Boltzmann conductivity. All the Dy:ZnO thin films also exhibited negative magneto-resistance that supported for a significant contribution of weak localization in quantum corrections to conductivity. - Highlights: • Dy doped ZnO films were grown on sapphire substrate using pulsed laser deposition. • All the Dy doped ZnO films show metal like behavior according to Mott's criteria. • All the Dy doped ZnO thin films exhibited negative magneto-resistance. • Observation of weak localization leading to Quantum corrections to conductivity.

  8. HgTe-CdTe SUPERLATTICES

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    Smith, D.; Mcgill, T.

    1984-01-01

    We report on a theoretical study of the electronic properties of HgTe-CdTe superlattices. The band gap as a function of layer thickness, effective masses normal to the layer plane and tunneling length are compared to the corresponding (Hg, Cd)Te alloys. We find that the superlattice possesses a number of properties that may make it superior to the corresponding alloy as an infrared material.

  9. Basidiomycete DyPs: Genomic diversity, structural-functional aspects, reaction mechanism and environmental significance.

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    Linde, Dolores; Ruiz-Dueñas, Francisco J; Fernández-Fueyo, Elena; Guallar, Victor; Hammel, Kenneth E; Pogni, Rebecca; Martínez, Angel T

    2015-05-15

    The first enzyme with dye-decolorizing peroxidase (DyP) activity was described in 1999 from an arthroconidial culture of the fungus Bjerkandera adusta. However, the first DyP sequence had been deposited three years before, as a peroxidase gene from a culture of an unidentified fungus of the family Polyporaceae (probably Irpex lacteus). Since the first description, fewer than ten basidiomycete DyPs have been purified and characterized, but a large number of sequences are available from genomes. DyPs share a general fold and heme location with chlorite dismutases and other DyP-type related proteins (such as Escherichia coli EfeB), forming the CDE superfamily. Taking into account the lack of an evolutionary relationship with the catalase-peroxidase superfamily, the observed heme pocket similarities must be considered as a convergent type of evolution to provide similar reactivity to the enzyme cofactor. Studies on the Auricularia auricula-judae DyP showed that high-turnover oxidation of anthraquinone type and other DyP substrates occurs via long-range electron transfer from an exposed tryptophan (Trp377, conserved in most basidiomycete DyPs), whose catalytic radical was identified in the H2O2-activated enzyme. The existence of accessory oxidation sites in DyP is suggested by the residual activity observed after site-directed mutagenesis of the above tryptophan. DyP degradation of substituted anthraquinone dyes (such as Reactive Blue 5) most probably proceeds via typical one-electron peroxidase oxidations and product breakdown without a DyP-catalyzed hydrolase reaction. Although various DyPs are able to break down phenolic lignin model dimers, and basidiomycete DyPs also present marginal activity on nonphenolic dimers, a significant contribution to lignin degradation is unlikely because of the low activity on high redox-potential substrates. PMID:25637654

  10. The Ras antagonist, farnesylthiosalicylic acid (FTS, decreases fibrosis and improves muscle strength in dy/dy mouse model of muscular dystrophy.

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    Yoram Nevo

    Full Text Available The Ras superfamily of guanosine-triphosphate (GTP-binding proteins regulates a diverse spectrum of intracellular processes involved in inflammation and fibrosis. Farnesythiosalicylic acid (FTS is a unique and potent Ras inhibitor which decreased inflammation and fibrosis in experimentally induced liver cirrhosis and ameliorated inflammatory processes in systemic lupus erythematosus, neuritis and nephritis animal models. FTS effect on Ras expression and activity, muscle strength and fibrosis was evaluated in the dy(2J/dy(2J mouse model of merosin deficient congenital muscular dystrophy. The dy(2J/dy(2J mice had significantly increased RAS expression and activity compared with the wild type mice. FTS treatment significantly decreased RAS expression and activity. In addition, phosphorylation of ERK, a Ras downstream protein, was significantly decreased following FTS treatment in the dy(2J/dy(2J mice. Clinically, FTS treated mice showed significant improvement in hind limb muscle strength measured by electronic grip strength meter. Significant reduction of fibrosis was demonstrated in the treated group by quantitative Sirius Red staining and lower muscle collagen content. FTS effect was associated with significantly inhibition of both MMP-2 and MMP-9 activities. We conclude that active RAS inhibition by FTS was associated with attenuated fibrosis and improved muscle strength in the dy(2J/dy(2J mouse model of congenital muscular dystrophy.

  11. Analysis of Etched CdZnTe Substrates

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    Benson, J. D.; Bubulac, L. O.; Jaime-Vasquez, M.; Lennon, C. M.; Arias, J. M.; Smith, P. J.; Jacobs, R. N.; Markunas, J. K.; Almeida, L. A.; Stoltz, A.; Wijewarnasuriya, P. S.; Peterson, J.; Reddy, M.; Jones, K.; Johnson, S. M.; Lofgreen, D. D.

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    State-of-the-art as-received (112)B CdZnTe substrates have been examined for surface impurity contamination and polishing residue. Two 4 cm × 4 cm and one 6 cm × 6 cm (112)B state-of-the-art as-received CdZnTe wafers were analyzed. A maximum surface impurity concentration of Al = 1.7 × 1015 atoms cm-2, Si = 3.7 × 1013 atoms cm-2, Cl = 3.12 × 1015 atoms cm-2, S = 1.7 × 1014 atoms cm-2, P = 1.1 × 1014 atoms cm-2, Fe = 1.0 × 1013 atoms cm-2, Br = 1.2 × 1014 atoms cm-2, and Cu = 4 × 1012 atoms cm-2 was observed on the as-received CdZnTe wafers. CdZnTe particulates and residual SiO2 polishing grit were observed on the surface of the as-received (112)B CdZnTe substrates. The polishing grit/CdZnTe particulate density on CdZnTe wafers was observed to vary across a 6 cm × 6 cm wafer from ˜4 × 107 cm-2 to 2.5 × 108 cm-2. The surface impurity and damage layer of the (112)B CdZnTe wafers dictate that a molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) preparation etch is required. The contamination for one 4 cm × 4 cm and one 6 cm × 6 cm CdZnTe wafer after a standard MBE Br:methanol preparation etch procedure was also analyzed. A maximum surface impurity concentration of Al = 2.4 × 1015 atoms cm-2, Si = 4.0 × 1013 atoms cm-2, Cl = 7.5 × 1013 atoms cm-2, S = 4.4 × 1013 atoms cm-2, P = 9.8 × 1013 atoms cm-2, Fe = 1.0 × 1013 atoms cm-2, Br = 2.9 × 1014 atoms cm-2, and Cu = 5.2 × 1012 atoms cm-2 was observed on the MBE preparation-etched CdZnTe wafers. The MBE preparation-etched surface contamination consists of Cd(Zn)Te particles/flakes. No residual SiO2 polishing grit was observed on the (112)B surface.

  12. New Physics at 1 TeV?

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    Godunov, S I; Vysotsky, M I; Zhemchugov, E V

    2016-01-01

    If decays of a heavy particle S are responsible for the diphoton excess with invariant mass 750 GeV observed at the 13 TeV LHC run, it can be easily accomodated in the Standard Model. Two scenarios are considered: production in gluon fusion through a loop of heavy isosinglet quark(s) and production in photon fusion through a loop of heavy isosinglet leptons. In the second case many heavy leptons are needed or/and they should have large electric charges in order to reproduce experimental data on $\\sigma(pp \\to SX) \\cdot \\mathrm{Br}(S \\to \\gamma \\gamma)$.

  13. Measurement of the Ratio of Branching Fractions Br(Bs -> Ds- pi+)/Br(B -> D- pi+) at CDF-II

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    Furic, Ivan Kresimir; /MIT

    2004-03-01

    The measurement of B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing is one of the flagship analyses for the Run II B physics program. The sensitivity of the measurement to the frequency of B{sub s}{sup 0} oscillations strongly depends on the number of reconstructed B{sub s}{sup 0} mesons. They present the measurement of the ratio of branching fractions Br(B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} D{sub s}{sup -}{pi}{sup +})/Br(B{sup 0} {yields} D{sup -}{pi}{sup +}), which directly influences the number of B{sub s}{sup 0} events available for the measurement of B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing at CDF-II. They analyze 115 pb{sup -1} of data collected with the CDF-II detector in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV using a novel displaced track trigger. They reconstruct 78 {+-} 11 B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} D{sub s}{sup -}{pi}{sup +} decays at 1153 {+-} 45 B{sup 0} {yields} D{sup -}{pi}{sup +} decays with good signal to background ratio. This is the world's largest sample of fully reconstructed B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} D{sub s}{sup -}{pi}{sup +} decays. They find the ratio of production fractions multiplied by the ratio of branching fractions to be: f{sub s}/f{sub d} {center_dot} Br(B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} D{sub s}{sup -}{pi}{sup +})/Br(B{sup 0} {yields} D{sup -}{pi}{sup +}) = 0.325 {+-} 0.046(stat) {+-} 0.034(syst) {+-} 0.084 (BR). Using the world average value of f{sub s}/f{sub d} = 0.26 {+-} 0.03, we infer that the ratio of branching fractions is: Br(B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} D{sub s}{sup -}{pi}{sup +})/Br(B{sup 0} {yields} D{sup -}{pi}{sup +}) = 1.25 {+-} 0.18(stat) {+-} 0.13(syst) {+-} 0.32(BR) {+-} 0.14(PR) where the last uncertainty is due to the uncertainty on the world average measurement of the ratio of B{sub s}{sup 0} to B{sup 0} production rates, f{sub s}/f{sub d}.

  14. A PERIOD INVESTIGATION OF THE SX PHOENICIS STAR DY PEGASI

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    We measure two new times of light maximum of the SX Phoenicis star DY Pegasi in 2008 December and collect 410 pe/CCD times of light maximum that had been published. These data could be modeled with a nonlinear fit including a continuously decreasing period change (dP/dt = -9.04 x 10-12 days day-1) and a periodic change with a period of 42.2 yr. If this periodic change is caused by the light traveling time effect of an orbital motion of DY Pegasi in a binary system, the deduced mass of the companion could be 0.028 Msun and it is probably a brown dwarf.

  15. Brändimielikuvia kosmetiikan markkinoilla : Cliniquen brändimielikuva

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    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli selvittää, millainen Cliniquen brändimielikuva on kuluttajien kokemana. Clinique on suurimpia kosmetiikkabrändejä selektiivisen kosmetiikan markkinoilla. Yhdysvaltalaisella Cliniquella on omalaatuinen kliininen imago kilpailijoihinsa nähden, joten brändistä muotoutunutta mielikuvaa tutkittiin sen pohjalta. Toinen selvityksen kohde oli Cliniquen brändimielikuvan vaikutus ostopäätökseen. Työssä käsiteltiin laajasti brändin määritelmää ja olennaisimpia t...

  16. Brändivalokuva Suomessa : Kuinka saavutetaan laadukas brändivalokuva

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    Luostarinen, Antti

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    Opinnäytetyössä tutkitaan mitä brändivalokuva on ja miten laadukas brändivalokuva saavutetaan Suomessa. Kentällä tapahtuvaa toimintaa lähestytään kolmesta suunnasta: valokuvaajan (toteuttaja), suunnittelijan (luova toimisto) sekä yrityksen (tilaaja) näkökulmasta. Brändivalokuvan tekemisen prosessia kuvataan yrityksen ja sen palkkaamien ulkoistettujen yhteistyötahojen toiminnan kautta. Opinnäyte ei siis ota kantaa inhouse-toiminnassa tuotettuun brändivalokuvaan. Tutkimuksen tavoitteena on...

  17. First Observation of Excited States in 140 Dy

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    A new 7 μs isomer in the drip line nucleus 140Dy was selected from the products of the 54Fe(315 MeV) + 92Mo reaction by a recoil mass spectrometer and studied with recoil-delayed γ-γ coincidences. Five cascading γ transitions were interpreted as the decay of an Iπ = 8- ( ν 9/2 - [514] x ν 7/2+ [404] ) K isomer via the ground state band. (author)

  18. EST Table: DY230642 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available DY230642 EST01377 10/09/28 42 %/114 aa ref|YP_015696.1| polyprotein [Kakugo virus] ...dbj|BAD06930.1| polyprotein [Kakugo virus] 10/09/03 n.h 10/08/28 n.h 10/09/10 n.h 10/09/10 n.h 10/09/10 n.h DN237490 BmP ...

  19. AC-magnetic susceptibility of Dy doped ZnO compounds

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    Dy doped ZnO polycrystalline diluted magnetic semiconductor compounds have been prepared by the so called solid state reaction method. We have studied the M–H and AC magnetic properties of the compounds by using a PPMS magnetometer, and explored the phases and crystal structure by using a X-ray powder diffractometer. The XRD spectra of the compounds show that the substitution of Dy3+ for Zn2+ causes almost no change in the hexagonal wurtzite structure of ZnO, and the Dy3+ ions are successfully substituted into the Zn2+ site of the ZnO matrix. The magnetic measurements, M–H and χ–T, for T in the range from 10 to 300 K, show a paramagnetic behavior, including indirect antiferromagnetic couplings between some Dy3+ magnetic moments. Since the Curie–Weiss temperatures, θ, are all negative but decrease in magnitude with increasing Dy concentration. On the other hand, the calculated effective magnetic moments, µeff, per Dy3+ ion slowly increase with increasing Dy concentration, but are all very close to the free ion value of µeff, ~11.0 µB. Therefore, the trends of the magnitudes of θs and µeff s indicate that the samples are not only paramagnetic but also have antiferromagnetic couplings due to the complex nature of the compounds. In addition, the thermal variation of average magnetic moment, Peff(T), per Dy3+ ion have been calculated, and have been found to be gradually increasing with increasing temperature and Dy concentration. - Highlights: • The Dy doped ZnO samples in this work have showed a paramagnetic behavior. • The negative Curie–Weiss temperatures show antiferromagnetic interactions. • The effective magnetic moments per Dy close to the free ion value of ~11µB for Dy3+

  20. Manipulating ferroelectric domains of multiferroic DyMnO3 by soft X-rays

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    In multiferroic DyMnO3, ferroelectricity is induced by cycloidal magnetic structures of a chirality coupled to the direction of the electric polarization. XRMS at the Dy-M5 resonance allows to distinguish surface regions of different chirality of the Dy-4f magnetic cycloid and, hence, can be used to image ferroelectric domains. Furthermore, the X-ray beam itself can be utilized to manipulate the distribution of domains at the crystal surface.

  1. Basidiomycete DyPs: Genomic diversity, structural–functional aspects, reaction mechanism and environmental significance

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    Linde, Dolores; Ruiz-Dueñas, Francisco J.; Fernandez-Fueyo, Elena; Guallar, Víctor; Hammel, Kenneth E.; Pogni, Rebecca; Martínez, Angel T.

    2015-01-01

    The first enzyme with dye-decolorizing peroxidase (DyP) activity was described in 1999 from an arthroconidial culture of the fungus Bjerkandera adusta. However, the first DyP sequence had been deposited three years before, as a peroxidase gene from a culture of an unidentified fungus of the family Polyporaceae (probably Irpex lacteus). Since the first description, fewer than ten basidiomycete DyPs have been purified and characterized, but a large number of sequences are available from genomes...

  2. Solid state reaction synthesis and luminescence properties of Dy3+-doped Gd2Mo3O9 phosphor

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    Gd2Mo3O9 phosphors with various Dy3+ concentrations were synthesized by a traditional solid-state reaction using Na2CO3 as a flux. The influence of reaction temperature and Dy3+-doping concentration on the crystal structure of the phosphors was examined by XRD (X-ray diffraction). The effect of Dy3+-doping concentration on the emissions of Mo–O bond and Dy3+ was experimentally investigated. The energy transfers between host and Dy3+ ions, and between Dy3+ ions were analyzed based on both the Van Uitert and I-H models. The chromatic properties of the phosphors were also discussed.

  3. Thermoluminescence mechanisms in CaSO4:Dy single crystals

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    ESR studies of gamma-irradiated CaSO4:Dy have shown, in addition to the usual intrinsic defects, four new paramagnetic centres. An analysis of the g values and the g tensors in conjunction with the anhydrite crystal structure indicate that these centres are related to sulphate ions. Two of these centres (denoted 1a and 3a) are proposed as holes trapped and shared between two adjacent sulphate ions, this structure being stabilised by a neighbouring Ca vacancy. Centre 3b is suggested as a hole associated with one sulphate ion, again stabilised by an adjacent Ca vacancy. Because of the two distinct crystallographic directions in the anhydrite structure, centre 3b was found to consist of two distinguishable defects with slightly differing decay temperatures. The fourth centre appears to be an electron trapping site with structure similar to centre 3b. Decay temperatures of these ESR defects are correlated with the observance of TL peaks in CaSO4:Dy. Thermoluminescence studies as a function of impurity content confirmed the presence of calcium vacancies, which are formed during crystal growth, and that they play an important role in the TL process. TL models are proposed to account for the observed properties of CaSO4:Dy. (author)

  4. DyVO4 thermal expansion anomalies caused by quadrupole ordering

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    The experimental and theoretical studies on anomalies of the DyVO4 crystals thermal expansion, conditioned by ordering the Q2 quadrupole moments of the Dy3+ ion, are presented. The calculated curves sufficiently well describe the experiment both in the tetragonal and rhombic phases. The values of the complete quadrupole constant and magnetoelastic contribution to it are obtained for the DyVO4. It is noted, that the DyVO4 is the only crystal in the zircons family, for which the γ-symmetry quadrupole ordering is realized

  5. Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Compound SnDy2O4

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    2002-01-01

    A new phase, the rare earth complex oxide SnDy2O4 was synthesized by the thermal decomposition of its oxalate precursor that was prepared by rheological phase reaction method. TG, IR, XRD and EPS were used to prove the formation of the compound SnDy2O4. The structure of SnDy2O4 was refined by Rietveld analysis. SnDy2O4 is cubic, a = 7.40366A, V = 405.82A3, Z = 4.

  6. Tuning of Hula-Hoop Coordination Geometry in a Dy Dimer

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    Yan Peng; Valeriu Mereacre; Anson, Christopher E; Powell, Annie K.

    2016-01-01

    The reaction of DyCl3 with hydrazone Schiff base ligands and sodium acetate in the presence of triethylamine (Et3N) as base affords two dysprosium dimers: [Dy2(HL1)2(OAc)2(EtOH)(MeOH)] (1) and [Dy2(L2)2(OAc)2(H2O)2]·2MeOH (2). The DyIII ions in complexes 1 and 2 are linked by alkoxo bridges, and display “hula hoop” coordination geometries. Consequently, these two compounds show distinct magnetic properties. Complex 1 behaves as a field-induced single molecule magnet (SMM), while typical SMM b...

  7. Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Scandium Dysprosium Antimonide, ScDySb

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    Nuss, Jürgen; Wedig, Ulrich; Jansen, Martin

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Scandium dysprosium antimonide ScDySb was synthesized from scandium metal and DySb in an all-solid state reaction at 1770 K. According to X-ray analysis of the crystal structure (P4/nmm, Z = 4, a = 430.78(1) pm, c = 816.43(4) pm, R1 = 0.0238, wR(all) = 0.0688, 268 independent reflections), ScDySb adopts the anti-PbFCl type of structure, but with pronounced deviations in structural details, which are related to specific bonding interactions between the atoms involved. ScDyS...

  8. Measurement of σ(p$\\bar{p}$→Z) Br(Z→τ+τ-) and search for Higgs bosons decaying to τ+τ- at √s= 1.96 TeV

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    Galea, Cristina Florina [Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands)

    2008-01-25

    The resonant production of tau-lepton pairs is as interesting for the study of Standard Model (SM) physics as the production of lighter leptons pairs. For new phenomena, such as Higgs boson production or in case new particles beyond the SM would arise, the detection of (resonant) pairs of tau leptons becomes much more interesting. This is due to the fact that tau leptons are much heavier than the other leptons, which increases the chance that these new phenomena would be observed first in this channel. Unfortunately their clean detection is far more difficult than that of muons or electrons. The cross section times branching ratio σ. Br for the process p$\\bar{p}$ → Z → τ+τ- was measured at √s = 1.96 GeV using 1.0 fb-1 of data collected by the D0 experiment. This measurement was performed in the channel in which one of the tau leptons decays to a muon and neutrinos, while the other decays either hadronically or to an electron and neutrinos. A set of 1511 events, of which about 20% estimated background, passed all selection criteria. The trigger and muon reconstruction efficiencies, as well as the efficiency for track reconstruction were obtained from data using the 'tag and probe' method on Z → μ+μ- events. The multijet background was estimated from the sample of events which passed all selection criteria but in which the muon and the tau candidate had the same charge. The W → μv + jets background was modeled by Monte Carlo simulations, but normalized to data. All the other backgrounds, as well as the efficiency for Z → τ+τ- events were estimated using simulated events normalized to the theoretical calculations of cross sections at next-to-leading order or next-to-next-to-leading order. The energy of the tau candidates was corrected for the estimated response of the charged pions in the calorimeter, which is of the order 50-80%. Since the charged pion response

  9. Studies of sintered MRE-Fe-B magnets by DyF3 addition or diffusion treatment (MRE = Nd + Y + Dy)

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    Tang, W.; Dennis, K. W.; Kramer, M. J.; Anderson, I. E.; McCallum, R. W.

    2012-04-01

    Sintered MRE2(Fe, Co)14B magnets by DyF3 blending or diffusion treatment were investigated. "Base-line" magnets with a thickness of 1.5 mm were coated (painted) with DyF3 powder and heated to promote Dy diffusion at 800-900 °C, i.e., "Diffusion" magnets. For comparison, the magnet alloy powder for making Base-line magnets was blended with 3-5 wt.% DyF3 powder and then made into sintered magnets, i.e., "Blended" magnets. The coercivity and (BH)max of Base-line magnets were 9.7 kOe and 32.7 MGOe, respectively, while the coercivity of Diffusion magnets was increased to 15 kOe and the (BH)max was nearly unchanged at 31.4 MGOe. Blended magnets with 5 wt% DyF3 had a coercivity of 17.8 kOe, but the (BH)max was reduced to 25.4 MGOe, due to a considerable reduction of remanence. The total Dy concentration in the MRE2(Fe, Co)14B Diffusion magnets with a β value of -0.5%/°C was 5.3 wt%, while typical commercial Nd-based Nd2Fe14B magnets require at least 7.5 wt% Dy to achieve the same β. Therefore, the MRE2(Fe, Co)14B Diffusion magnets exhibited better temperature stability.

  10. Occurrence of magnetoelectric effect correlated to the Dy order in Dy2NiMnO6 double perovskite

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    Masud, Md G.; Dey, K.; Ghosh, A.; Majumdar, S.; Giri, S.

    2015-08-01

    Magnetic, dielectric, and ac conductivity as well as room temperature structural and Raman studies are performed on double perovskite Dy2NiMnO6. The crystal structure of the compound adopts monoclinic P21/n space group, where alternate Mn and Ni distorted octahedral are arranged in anti-phase a- a- b+ order in Glazer notation. Magnetization studies show two magnetic transitions around 100 K and 20 K which are related to the ordering of transition and rare earth cations moment, respectively. Temperature dependent dielectric permittivity shows Havriliak-Negami type thermally activated dielectric relaxation. The ac conductivity at different temperature is found to follow Jonscher power law behavior. Time-temperature scaling of the conductivity spectra reveals that the charge transport dynamics is independent of temperature. Intriguingly, an anomaly in the dielectric constant is observed close to the order of Dy moment which indicates intrinsic magnetoelectric coupling. The hybridization between Dy and Ni/Mn is suggested to be correlated with the magnetoelectric coupling.

  11. Characterization of Dye-decolorizing Peroxidase (DyP) from Thermomonospora curvata Reveals Unique Catalytic Properties of A-type DyPs.

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    Chen, Chao; Shrestha, Ruben; Jia, Kaimin; Gao, Philip F; Geisbrecht, Brian V; Bossmann, Stefan H; Shi, Jishu; Li, Ping

    2015-09-18

    Dye-decolorizing peroxidases (DyPs) comprise a new family of heme peroxidases, which has received much attention due to their potential applications in lignin degradation. A new DyP from Thermomonospora curvata (TcDyP) was identified and characterized. Unlike other A-type enzymes, TcDyP is highly active toward a wide range of substrates including model lignin compounds, in which the catalytic efficiency with ABTS (kcat(app)/Km(app) = (1.7 × 10(7)) m(-1) s(-1)) is close to that of fungal DyPs. Stopped-flow spectroscopy was employed to elucidate the transient intermediates as well as the catalytic cycle involving wild-type (wt) and mutant TcDyPs. Although residues Asp(220) and Arg(327) are found necessary for compound I formation, His(312) is proposed to play roles in compound II reduction. Transient kinetics of hydroquinone (HQ) oxidation by wt-TcDyP showed that conversion of the compound II to resting state is a rate-limiting step, which will explain the contradictory observation made with the aspartate mutants of A-type DyPs. Moreover, replacement of His(312) and Arg(327) has significant effects on the oligomerization and redox potential (E°') of the enzyme. Both mutants were found to promote the formation of dimeric state and to shift E°' to a more negative potential. Not only do these results reveal the unique catalytic property of the A-type DyPs, but they will also facilitate the development of these enzymes as lignin degraders. PMID:26205819

  12. Radiative forcing calculations for CH3Br

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    Methyl Bromide, CH3Br, is the major organobromine species in the lower atmosphere and is a primary source of bromine in the stratosphere. It has a lifetime of 1.3 years. The IR methyl bromide spectra in the atmospheric window region, 7--13μ, was determined using a well tested Coriolis resonance and ell-doubling (and ell-resonance) computational system. A radiative forcing value of 0.00493 W/m2/ppbv was obtained for CH3Br and is approximately linear in the background abundance. This value is about 2 percent of the forcing of CFC-11 and about 278 times the forcing of C02, on a per molecule basis. The radiative forcing calculation is used to estimate the global warming potential (GWP) of CH3Br. The results give GWPs for CH3Br of the order of 13 for an integration period of 20 years and 4 for an integration period of 100 years (assuming C02 = 1, following IPCC [1994]). While CH3Br has a GWP which is approximately 25 percent of the GWP of CH4, the current emission rates are too low to cause serious atmospheric greenhouse heating effects at this time

  13. Magnetic properties of Dy{sup 3+} ions and crystal field characterization in YF{sub 3}:Dy{sup 3+} and DyF{sub 3} single crystals

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    Savinkov, A V; Korableva, S L; Rodionov, A A; Kurkin, I N; Malkin, B Z; Tagirov, M S [Kazan State University, 420008 Kazan (Russian Federation); Suzuki, H; Matsumoto, K; Abe, S [Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, 920-1192 Kanazawa (Japan)], E-mail: boris.malkin@ksu.ru

    2008-12-03

    The dc magnetic susceptibilities of the orthorhombic DyF{sub 3} single crystals have been measured in the temperature range between 1.8 and 300 K. The susceptibility along the b-axis does not depend on temperature below T{sub C} = 2.55 K and is equal to the demagnetizing factor of the sample, that gives evidence for the ferromagnetic phase induced by the magnetic dipole-dipole interactions between the Dy{sup 3+} ions. The saturation moment of 8.5 {mu}{sub B}/Dy{sup 3+} along the b-axis was determined from magnetization measurements. The observed strong anisotropy of the magnetic susceptibility at low temperatures agrees with the measured anisotropic g-tensor of the ground state of impurity Dy{sup 3+} ions in YF{sub 3} single crystals. The results of measurements are interpreted in the frameworks of the crystal field theory and the mean magnetic field approximation.

  14. Brändikäsikirja brändinhallinnan tukena Case: Innojok Oy

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    Tamminen, Tytti; Uusitalo, Nea

    2016-01-01

    Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli laatia brändikäsikirja opinnäytetyön case yritys Innojok Oy:lle. Tutkimustyön tarkoituksena on selvittää, mitä tehokkaan ja hyödyllisen brändikäsikirjan tulisi sisältää, jotta sen optimaalinen käyttötarkoitus toteutuu. Toimeksianto saatiin case yritykseltä, koska yrityksellä ei ollut vielä brändikäsikirjaa olemassa. Opinnäytetyön teoreettinen viitekehys käsittelee brändiä ja brändinhallinnan merkitystä liiketoiminnan kannalta. Opinnäytetyön teoreettisen ...

  15. Optical properties of CdBr2:Eu and CdBr2:Eu, Mn crystals

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    Optical and luminescent properties of the CdBr:Eu and CdBr2:Eu, Mn crystals, grown through the Stockbarger-Bridgman method in evacuated quartz ampoules, are studied within the temperature range of 85-295 K. The results obtained are compared with spectral characteristics of the CdBr2 and CdBr2:Mn crystals. The band with the maximum about 254 nm, observed in the absorption spectra of mono- and polyactivated crystals of cadmium bromide, is attributed to the 4f7 -> 4f65d electron transitions in the Eu2+ ions. The manganese sensitized luminescence is identified by excitation of the CdBr2:Eu, Mn crystals by the light from the area of this band. The nature of the capture centers, responsible for thermostimulated fluorescence, and excitation mechanisms of recombination luminescence in the studied crystals are considered

  16. Brändiopas : brändäys kauneudenhoitoalalla

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    Rastas, Kaisa

    2015-01-01

    Brändit vetoavat asiakkaan tunteisiin ja tuottavat elämyksiä sekä unohtumattomia kokemuksia. Brändi on aineeton ulottuvuus, mielikuva, joka rakentuu asiakkaan mielessä. Brändi onkin hieman erilainen eri ihmiseltä kysyttäessä. Tässä oppaassa käsiteltiin kauneudenhoitoalan yritys- ja henkilöbrändin rakentamisen vaiheita. Oppaassa käsiteltiin myös asiakaskokemuksen merkitystä menestyvän yritysbrändin rakentumisessa. Vaikka brändi termiä käytetään hyvin laajasti puhekielessä, se usein liitet...

  17. White light generation in Dy{sup 3+}-and Ce{sup 3+}/Dy{sup 3+}-doped zinc–sodium–aluminosilicate glasses

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    Caldiño, U., E-mail: cald@xanum.uam.mx [Departamento de Física, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, P.O. Box 55-534, 09340 México, D.F. (Mexico); Lira, A. [Departamento de Física , Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma del estado de México, C.P. 50000 Toluca (Mexico); Meza-Rocha, A.N. [Departamento de Física, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, P.O. Box 55-534, 09340 México, D.F. (Mexico); Pasquini, E. [Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, C.N.R., Via Madonna del Piano 10, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Firenze (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze, Via Sansone 1, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Firenze (Italy); Pelli, S. [Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, C.N.R., Via Madonna del Piano 10, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Firenze (Italy); Speghini, A. [Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, C.N.R., Via Madonna del Piano 10, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Firenze (Italy); Dipartimento di Biotecnologie, Università di Verona, and INSTM, UdR Verona, Strada Le Grazie 15, I-37314 Verona (Italy); Bettinelli, M. [Dipartimento di Biotecnologie, Università di Verona, and INSTM, UdR Verona, Strada Le Grazie 15, I-37314 Verona (Italy); Righini, G.C. [Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, C.N.R., Via Madonna del Piano 10, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Firenze (Italy); Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche “Enrico Fermi”, Piazza del Viminale 2, 00184 Roma (Italy)

    2015-11-15

    A spectroscopic investigation of 1% Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3}-singly doped and 0.5% Ce{sub 2}O{sub 3}-1.0% Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3}-codoped zinc–sodium–aluminosilicate glasses was performed by analyzing their absorption and photoluminescence spectra, and decay times. Warm white yellow light emission, with (0.419, 0.440) CIE1931 chromaticity coordinates and 3579 K color temperature, is obtained in the Dy{sup 3+}-singly doped glass excited at 399 nm, which fits to the requirements of GaN LEDs. A quantum efficiency of 74% and a very high optical gain (38.7×10{sup −25} cm{sup 2} s) were estimated for the dysprosium {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} level luminescence, which might also make the Dy{sup 3+}-doped glass a promising gain medium for solid state yellow laser pumped by GaN LEDs. In the Ce{sup 3+}/Dy{sup 3+}-codoped glass a radiative energy transfer from Ce{sup 3+} to Dy{sup 3+} is observed upon UV excitation (310–365 nm), with a Ce{sup 3+} to Dy{sup 3+} interaction distance that could be greater than 6–12 Å. The emission color from the codoped glass can be tuned with the excitation wavelength from blue light (0.247, 0.245), upon 310 nm excitation, to cold white light (0.284, 0.300), with a 9052 K color temperature, upon 365 nm excitation. - Highlights: • Zinc–sodium–aluminosilicate (ZN) glasses are optically activated with Dy{sup 3+} (ZNDy). • ZN glasses are optically activated with Ce{sup 3+}/Dy{sup 3+} (ZNCeDy). • Dy{sup 3+} is sensitized by Ce{sup 3+} through a radiative energy transfer. • ZNDy glass can generate 3579 K warm white yellow light emission. • ZNCeDy glass can generate 9052 K cold white light emission.

  18. Measurement of BR(Bu to phi K)/BR(Bu to J/psi K) at the collider detector at Fermilab

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    Napora, Robert A

    2004-10-01

    This thesis presents evidence for the decay mode B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi}K{sup {+-}} in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV using (120 {+-} 7)pb{sup -1} of data collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF). This signal is then used to measure the branching ratio relative to the decay mode B{sup {+-}} {yields} J/{psi}K{sup {+-}}. The measurement starts from reconstructing the two decay modes: B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi}K{sup {+-}}, where {phi} {yields} K{sup +}K{sup -} and B{sup {+-}} {yields} J/{psi}K{sup {+-}}, where J/{psi} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}. The measurement yielded 23 {+-} 7 B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi}K{sup {+-}} events, and 406 {+-} 26 B{sup {+-}} {yields} J/{psi}K{sup {+-}} events. The fraction of B{sup {+-}} {yields} J/{psi}K{sup {+-}} events where the J/{psi} subsequently decayed to two muons (as opposed to two electrons) was found to be f{sub {mu}{mu}} = 0.839 {+-} 0.066. The relative branching ratio of the two decays is then calculated based on the equation: BR(B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi}K{sup {+-}})/BR(B{sup {+-}} {yields} J/{psi}K{sup {+-}}) = N{sub {phi}K}/N{sub {psi}K} {center_dot}f{sub {mu}{mu}} BR(J/{psi} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -})/BR({phi} {yields} K{sup +}K{sup -}) {epsilon}{sub {mu}{mu}}K/{epsilon}KKK R({epsilon}{sub iso}). The measurement finds BR(B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi}K{sup {+-}})/BR(B{sup {+-}} {yields} J/{psi}K{sup {+-}}) = 0.0068 {+-} 0.0021(stat.) {+-} 0.0007(syst.). The B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi}K{sup {+-}} branching ratio is then found to be BR(B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi}K{sup {+-}}) = [6.9 {+-} 2.1(stat.) {+-} 0.8(syst.)] x 10{sup -6}. This value is consistent with similar measurements reported by the e{sup +}e{sup -} collider experiments BaBar[1], Belle[2], and CLEO[3].

  19. Photoluminescence of atomic layer deposited ZrO{sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} thin films

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    Kiisk, Valter, E-mail: valter.kiisk@ut.ee; Tamm, Aile; Utt, Kathriin; Kozlova, Jekaterina; Mändar, Hugo; Puust, Laurits; Aarik, Jaan; Sildos, Ilmo

    2015-05-29

    Atomic layer deposition based on alternate cycling of ZrCl{sub 4}, Dy(thd){sub 3} and H{sub 2}O as precursors was applied for preparation of nanocrystalline ZrO{sub 2}:Dy thin films. Photoluminescence (PL) properties of Dy{sup 3+} in the ZrO{sub 2} films were studied at several laser excitations. Substantial activation of Dy{sup 3+} PL required thermal treatment at 900 °C. As a result of annealing, thinner (~ 80 nm) films with higher Dy content retained relatively high amount of tetragonal phase and remained crack-free. In thicker (~ 140 nm) films, considerable amount of monoclinic phase was formed and a peculiar microscale cracking pattern was developed along with phase segregation. It is demonstrated that the crystal structure of ZrO{sub 2} significantly influences the Dy{sup 3+} emission spectrum and, at least for ZrO{sub 2}-type matrices, Dy{sup 3+} is an excellent luminescent microprobe in comparison with micro-Raman scattering. A Förster-like PL decay profile allowed a conclusion that the self-quenching due to cross-relaxation between Dy{sup 3+} ions had a marked impact on emission intensity. - Highlights: • Atomic layer deposition of luminescent Dy-doped ZrO{sub 2} thin films was demonstrated. • Dy{sup 3+} luminescence was significantly activated only after high-temperature annealing. • Correlation between luminescent and structural properties was obtained. • Dy{sup 3+} luminescent probe showed superior performance compared to Raman-scattering. • Presence of several quenching processes was deduced from luminescence behavior.

  20. Dy3+:Ca2SnO4, a new yellow phosphor with afterglow behavior

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    Highlights: • The photoluminescence and afterglow behavior of Dy3+:Ca2SnO4 was investigated. • PL spectra revealed the 4F9/2 → 6HJ (J = 15/2, 13/2, 11/2) energy transition of Dy3+ ions in Ca2SnO4. • CIE chromaticity coordinates results confirmed a yellow light emitting of the Dy3+:Ca2SnO4. • After the UV source was turned off, the Dy3+:Ca2SnO4 showed typical afterglow behavior. • The afterglow behavior of Dy3+:Ca2SnO4 was attributed to suitable electron and hole traps. - Abstract: This paper reports the photoluminescence and afterglow behavior of Dy3+ in Ca2SnO4 matrix (Dy3+:Ca2SnO4) prepared via a solid-state reaction. X-ray diffraction (XRD), photo luminescence spectroscope (PLS) and thermal luminescence spectroscope (TLS) were performed to investigate the physical properties of the phosphors. Typical 4F9/2 to 6Hj energy transition of Dy3+ ions was detected by PL spectra. CIE chromaticity coordinates of x = 0.4319, y = 4.456, calculated from the emission spectra, confirmed a yellow light emitting of the Dy3+:Ca2SnO4 phosphors. The Ca2SnO4 phosphors showed a typical afterglow behavior when the UV source was switched off. Thermal simulated luminescence study indicated that the persistent afterglow of Dy3+:Ca2SnO4 phosphors was generated by the suitable electron or hole traps which was resulted from the doping the Ca2SnO4 host with rare-earth ions (Dy3+)

  1. Vertical sections of Tb0.15Ho0.85Fey-Tb0.3Dy0.7Fey (y=1.85, 1.9, 2.0) in Tb-Dy-Ho-Fe system

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    王博文; 黄文美; 翁玲; 孙英; 曹淑瑛; 王志华

    2015-01-01

    The x(Tb0.15Ho0.85Fey)+(1–x)(Tb0.3Dy0.7Fey) (x=0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9;y=1.85, 1.9, 2.0) samples were prepared by a vacuum arc furnace, and annealed at 1000 ºC for 1 d and at 950 ºC for a week. Three vertical sections of Tb0.15Ho0.85Fey-Tb0.3Dy0.7Fey (y=1.85, 1.9, 2.0) in the Tb-Dy-Ho-Fe system were determined using optical microscopy, scanning elec-tron microscopy, energy dispersion X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and differential thermal analysis. These vertical sections consisted of two single-phase regions: L and (Tb,Dy,Ho)Fe2; four two-phase regions: L+(Tb,Dy,Ho)Fe3, L+(Tb,Dy,Ho)Fe2, (Tb,Dy,Ho)Fe2+(Tb,Dy,Ho)Fe3, and (Tb,Dy,Ho)Fe2+(Tb,Dy,Ho). The high Ho content of (Tb,Dy,Ho)Fey alloys led to the elevation of the peritectic temperature of L+(Tb,Dy,Ho)Fe3→(Tb,Dy,Ho)Fe2. The region of (Tb,Dy,Ho)Fe2 phase was shifted towards the side of rich-Ho with the Fe content increasing. It meant that the substitution of Ho for Dy or Tb had a marked effect on the solidification process of (Tb,Dy,Ho)Fe2 compounds.

  2. Preparation, characterization, and photocatalytic activity of porous AgBr@Ag and AgBrI@Ag plasmonic photocatalysts

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    Yang, Fan; Tian, Baozhu; Zhang, Jinlong; Xiong, Tianqing; Wang, Tingting

    2014-02-01

    Porous AgBr@Ag and AgBrI@Ag plasmonic photocatalysts were synthesized by a multistep route, including a dealloying method to prepare porous Ag, a transformation from Ag to AgBr and AgBrI, and a photo-reduction process to form Ag nanoparticles on the surface of AgBr and AgBrI. It was found that the porous structure kept unchanged during Ag was transferred into AgBr, AgBrI, AgBr@Ag, and AgBrI@Ag. Both porous AgBr@Ag and porous AgBrI@Ag showed much higher visible-light photocatalytic activity than cubic AgBr@Ag for the degradation of methyl orange, which is because the interconnected pore channels not only provide more reactive sites but also favor the transportation of photo-generated electrons and holes. For AgBrI@Ag, AgBrI solid solution formed at the interface of AgBr and AgI, and the phase junction can effectively separate the photo-generated electrons and holes, favorable to the improvement of photocatalytic activity. The optimal I content for obtaining the highest activity is ∼10 at.%.

  3. Brändäys pelialalla

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    Saarelainen, Joona

    2014-01-01

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tarjota lukijalle tietopaketti siitä, mikä merkitys brändeillä ja brändäyksellä on kuluttajille videopelimarkkinoilla. Työn tarkoituksena oli tarjota kansainvälisille pelimarkkinoille pyrkivälle yritykselle tietoa brändin rakentamisen aloittamisesta ja siinä tarvittavista analyyseistä. Tämä oli myös opinnäytetyöhön valittu tutkimusongelma. Opinnäytetyö kirjoitettiin kahdessa eri osassa. Teoriaosuus käsittelee suomalaista ja kansainvälistä pelialaa sekä...

  4. Production of 77 Br for medical application

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    Bromine-77 is produced with the variable energy cyclotron (CV-28) at the Instituto de Engenharia Nuclear, via the 75 As. (α, 2 n) 77 Br reaction, by bombarding arsenic trioxide with 28 MeV alpha-particles. The thick target yield is 0.3 mCi/μAh. The target is dissolved in concentrated N H4 OH and 77 Br, separated from arsenic, by an anionic exchange resin, is obtained carrier-free with a separation yield greater than 90%. All the process is remotely controlled using electric and pneumatic systems, manipulators and tongs. The quality control is made by atomic absorption and gamma-ray spectroscopy. The present production rate of Br-77 is 2.3 mCi per irradiation. (author)

  5. Performance of Brazilian thermoluminescent CaSO{sub 4}: Dy pellets in standard diagnostic radiology beams

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    Maia, A.F.; Caldas, L.V.E. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Av. Prof. LIneu Prestes, 2242 Sao Paulo (Brazil)]. e-mail: afmaia@ipen.br

    2006-07-01

    The high sensitivity of CaSO{sub 4}: Dy as a thermoluminescent material is a great advantage when dealing with low dose levels, as in diagnostic radiology procedures. However, these kinds of dosemeters present a high energy dependence that must be precisely determined in the energy range of interest. Dosimetric pellets of CaSO{sub 4}: Dy are produced at IPEN since the end of the 80 Th decade. These pellets are produced in three forms: conventional CaSO{sub 4}: Dy (50 mg); thin CaSO{sub 4}: Dy (20 mg) and CaSO{sub 4}: Dy + 10% C (20 mg). The main applications of these dosemeters are in personal and environmental dosimetry. In this study, CaSO{sub 4}: Dy pellets produced at IPEN were evaluated in diagnostic radiology standard beams. These qualities are based on the IEC 61267 standard, and they were established at an industrial X-ray system Pantak/Seifert, model ISOVOLT 160HS. Former studies evaluated CaSO{sub 4}: Dy of different origins in diagnostic beams. In this study, a large energy interval was used to include computed tomography energy beams. The results obtained show the behavior of the IPEN CaSO{sub 4}: Dy pellets in diagnostic standard beams. All results confirm that these pellets may be used for dosimetric procedures in diagnostic radiology beams. (Author)

  6. Luminescent characteristics of CaSO{sub 4}:Dy films obtained by spray pyrolysis method

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    Roman, J., E-mail: holand_jeos@hotmail.com [Centro de Investigacion en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Legaria-IPN, Av. Legaria 694, Col. Irrigacion, Mexico, D.F. 11500 (Mexico); Rivera, T.; Lozano, I.B. [Centro de Investigacion en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Legaria-IPN, Av. Legaria 694, Col. Irrigacion, Mexico, D.F. 11500 (Mexico); Sosa, R. [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Av. San Rafael Atlixco186, Col. Vicentina, Mexico, D.F., 09340 (Mexico); Alarcon, G. [Centro de Investigacion en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Legaria-IPN, Av. Legaria 694, Col. Irrigacion, Mexico, D.F. 11500 (Mexico)

    2012-07-15

    The present paper reports the experimental results of dysprosium doped calcium sulphate (CaSO{sub 4}:Dy) films deposited by spray pyrolysis method. CaSO{sub 4}:Dy films were deposited on three different surfaces: glass, aluminum and quartz substrates at temperatures in the range from 450 to 600 Degree-Sign C. Structural and morphological characteristics of CaSO{sub 4}:Dy films were observed. Thermoluminescent characteristics of films were determined by irradiating ultraviolet energy region. Thermoluminescent glow curve of CaSO{sub 4}:Dy films with glass and aluminum substrates showed a peak under environmental irradiation. Both TL response glow shape and intensity of CaSO{sub 4}:Dy films UV irradiated as a function of substrates were studied. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We carried out the preparation of calcium sulfate films doped with dysprosium (CaSO{sub 4}:Dy) by spray paralysis method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer SEM and EDS techniques were applied to study the surface topography and chemical composition of the CaSO{sub 4}:Dy films. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermoluminescent characteristics of films were determined by irradiating ultraviolet energy region. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The thermoluminescent response of CaSO{sub 4}:Dy films as a function of substrate was analyzed.

  7. The photo transfer thermoluminescence in Ca S O4:Dy using laser radiation

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    The photo transfer thermoluminescence (PTTL) in Ca SO4:Dy using laser and ultraviolet (UV) radiation is studied. The Ca S O4:Dy is extremely sensitive thermoluminescent material that has a dosimetric peak in 220 Celsius degrees and is successfully used in gamma radiation dosimetry

  8. Luminescent characteristics of CaSO4:Dy films obtained by spray pyrolysis method

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    The present paper reports the experimental results of dysprosium doped calcium sulphate (CaSO4:Dy) films deposited by spray pyrolysis method. CaSO4:Dy films were deposited on three different surfaces: glass, aluminum and quartz substrates at temperatures in the range from 450 to 600 °C. Structural and morphological characteristics of CaSO4:Dy films were observed. Thermoluminescent characteristics of films were determined by irradiating ultraviolet energy region. Thermoluminescent glow curve of CaSO4:Dy films with glass and aluminum substrates showed a peak under environmental irradiation. Both TL response glow shape and intensity of CaSO4:Dy films UV irradiated as a function of substrates were studied. - Highlights: ► We carried out the preparation of calcium sulfate films doped with dysprosium (CaSO4:Dy) by spray paralysis method. ► SEM and EDS techniques were applied to study the surface topography and chemical composition of the CaSO4:Dy films. ► Thermoluminescent characteristics of films were determined by irradiating ultraviolet energy region. ► The thermoluminescent response of CaSO4:Dy films as a function of substrate was analyzed.

  9. Competition between rotational and aligned-particle high-spin excitations in 153,154Dy

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    High-spin level structure of the transitional N=87,88 153,154Dy nuclei have been studied using 124Sn(34S,xn) reactions. In both nuclei the lower part of the level scheme includes decoupled rotational bands indicating prolate deformation in yrast structures between I=17/2 and 41/2 in 153Dy and up to I=30 in 154Dy. Above these collective bands the level structure becomes irregular, very similar to the aligned multiparticle structure in 152Dy. The yrast 2.3 ns 47/2 isomer at 5591 keV shows that aligned-particle excitations compete succesfully with collective rotation above 5 MeV in 153Dy. The similar change occurs in 154Dy above 10 MeV after the S-band has crossed with the S'-band. The aligned configurations are connected with the ablate shape of the nucleus and our results show that a transition from a basically prolate to ablate shape occurs in 153Dy above I=41/2 and in 154Dy above I=32. (author)

  10. Performance of Brazilian thermoluminescent CaSO4: Dy pellets in standard diagnostic radiology beams

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    The high sensitivity of CaSO4: Dy as a thermoluminescent material is a great advantage when dealing with low dose levels, as in diagnostic radiology procedures. However, these kinds of dosemeters present a high energy dependence that must be precisely determined in the energy range of interest. Dosimetric pellets of CaSO4: Dy are produced at IPEN since the end of the 80 Th decade. These pellets are produced in three forms: conventional CaSO4: Dy (50 mg); thin CaSO4: Dy (20 mg) and CaSO4: Dy + 10% C (20 mg). The main applications of these dosemeters are in personal and environmental dosimetry. In this study, CaSO4: Dy pellets produced at IPEN were evaluated in diagnostic radiology standard beams. These qualities are based on the IEC 61267 standard, and they were established at an industrial X-ray system Pantak/Seifert, model ISOVOLT 160HS. Former studies evaluated CaSO4: Dy of different origins in diagnostic beams. In this study, a large energy interval was used to include computed tomography energy beams. The results obtained show the behavior of the IPEN CaSO4: Dy pellets in diagnostic standard beams. All results confirm that these pellets may be used for dosimetric procedures in diagnostic radiology beams. (Author)

  11. Neutron capture of 122Te, 123Te, 124Te, 125Te, and 126Te

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    Isotopically enriched samples of the tellurium isotopes from mass 122 to mass 126 were used to measure neutron capture in the energy range 2.6 keV to 600 keV at the Oak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator pulsed neutron source. Starting at 2.6 keV, over 200 Breit-Wigner resonances for each isotope were used to describe the capture data. Least-squares adjustment gave parameters and their uncertainties for a total of 1659 resonances. Capture cross sections averaged over Maxwellian neutron distributions with temperatures ranging from kT = 5 keV to kT = 100 keV were derived for comparison with stellar nucleosynthesis calculations. For the three isotopes shielded from the astrophysical r-process, 122Te, 123Te and 124Te at kT = 30 keV the respective values were (280 ± 10) mb, (819 ± 30) mb and (154 ± 6) mb. The corresponding products of cross section and solar system abundance are nearly equal in close agreement with s-process nucleosynthesis calculations. 26 refs., 8 figs., 10 tabs

  12. Quadrupole moments in chiral material DyFe3(BO3)4 observed by resonant x-ray diffraction

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    Nakajima, Hiroshi; Usui, Tomoyasu; Joly, Yves; Suzuki, Motohiro; Wakabayashi, Yusuke; Kimura, Tsuyoshi; Tanaka, Yoshikazu

    2016-04-01

    By means of circularly polarized x rays at the Dy L3 and Fe K absorption edges, the chiral structure of the electric quadrupole was investigated for a single crystal of DyFe3(BO3)4, in which both Dy and Fe ions exhibit a spiral arrangement. The integrated intensity of the resonant x-ray diffraction of space-group forbidden reflections 004 and 005 is interpreted within the electric dipole transitions from Dy 2 p3/2 to 5 d and Fe 1 s to 4 p , respectively. We have confirmed that the handedness of the crystal observed at Dy L3 and Fe K edges is consistent with that observed at Dy M5 edge reported in a previous study. The electric quadrupole moments of Dy 5 d and Fe 4 p are derived by analyzing the azimuth scans of the diffracted intensity. The temperature profiles of the integrated intensity of 004 at the Dy L3 and the Fe K edges are similar to those of Dy-O and Fe-O bond lengths, while the temperature dependence at the Dy M5 edge does not match the bond-length behavior. The results indicate that the helix chiral orientations of quadrupole moments due to Dy 5 d and Fe 4 p electrons are more strongly coupled to the ligands states than Dy 4 f electrons.

  13. Photoluminescence and thermoluminescence studies of CaAl2 O4 :Dy(3+) phosphor.

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    Ziyauddin, Mohammad; Tigga, Shalinta; Brahme, Nameeta; Bisen, D P

    2016-02-01

    Calcium aluminate phosphors activated by Dy(3+) have been prepared by a combustion method at a temperature of 600°C. Photoluminescence (PL) and thermoluminescence (TL) properties of gamma-irradiated Dy-doped calcium aluminate were investigated. The PL spectrum shows a broad peak around 488 nm and 573 nm, under 347 nm excitation. Thermoluminescence studies were performed for different concentrations of Dy. Optimum intensity of photoluminescence was found for 0.02 mol% concentration of Dy. It was found that initially the peak TL intensity increases with increasing concentration of Dy in the CaAl2 O4 host, attains a maximum value for 0.05 mol% concentration and decreases with further increase in the doping concentration due to concentration quenching. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:25920456

  14. Preparation of DyFe2 and TbFe2 by Reduction-Diffusion Process

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    Guangsi GUO; Guangtai WANG; Zhitong SUI

    2004-01-01

    The pure intermetallic compounds (Tb1-xDyx)Fe2 are super-magnetostriction materials, which were produced from DyFe2and TbFe2 in this paper. The thermodynamic possibility and kinetic feasible conditions for DyFe2 and TbFe2 preparation by reduction-diffusion in Ca-Dy2O3-Fe and Ca-Tb4O7-Fe systems were analyzed and the products of DyFe2 and TbFe2 were confirmed by XRD. The contracting core model was applied to describe the reduction-diffusion process in which the diffusion is a rate-controlled step. The apparent activation energies of DyFe2 and TbFe2 processes are 45 and 39 k J/mol respectively.

  15. Thermodynamic and Kinetic Study of Crystallization Reaction of Fe/Dy Multilayers Form Amorphous State

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    2000-01-01

    To give further insight into the behavior of Fe/Dy multilayers in the crystallization from as-deposited amorphous state, free energy diagram of Fe/Dy system was constructed based on Miedema semiempirical theory. It is shown that the crystallization of amorphous films is controlled by both thermodynamic and kinetic conditions. The calculated free energies of crystalline Fe and Dy are significantly lower than those in the amorphous states, which provide thermodynamic driving force for crystallization. During annealing, the kinetic phase evolution of the multilayers is controlled by free energy barrier of nucleation and critical-size of new phase nucleus. Thus it explains the experimental results that Fe crystallites formed first followed by Dy grains, whereas crystalline Fe-Dy intermetallic compounds were not observed during annealing at moderate temperatures.

  16. Tuning of Hula-Hoop Coordination Geometry in a Dy Dimer

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    Yan Peng

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The reaction of DyCl3 with hydrazone Schiff base ligands and sodium acetate in the presence of triethylamine (Et3N as base affords two dysprosium dimers: [Dy2(HL12(OAc2(EtOH(MeOH] (1 and [Dy2(L22(OAc2(H2O2]·2MeOH (2. The DyIII ions in complexes 1 and 2 are linked by alkoxo bridges, and display “hula hoop” coordination geometries. Consequently, these two compounds show distinct magnetic properties. Complex 1 behaves as a field-induced single molecule magnet (SMM, while typical SMM behavior was observed for complex 2. In addition, comparison of the structural parameters among similar Dy2 SMMs with hula hoop-like geometry reveals the significant role played by coordination geometry and magnetic interaction in modulating the relaxation dynamics of SMMs.

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

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    L(U) Xingdong; ZHONG Minjuan; WANG Renqin

    2008-01-01

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

  18. Particle-vibration coupled states in 161Dy

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    States in 161Dy have been populated using the inelastic (τ,τ') reaction. Strong particle groups in the 0.9 MeV excitation region are interpreted to arise from a coupling of an odd particle in the [642]5/2+ Nilsson orbital to a γ-vibration of the even core. The 1/2+ and 3/2+ members of the antialigned particle-vibration sequence are found to interact with states from the N=4 and N=6 oscillator shell, thus modifying previous conclusions on the ΔN=2 coupling. The particle-vibration states are discussed within a particle-core model

  19. Giant magnetocaloric effect in antiferromagnetic DyVO4 compound

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    Midya, A.; Khan, N.; Bhoi, D.; Mandal, P.

    2014-09-01

    We have investigated the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of DyVO4 by magnetization and heat capacity measurements. χ(T) shows antiferromagnetic to paramagnetic transition at TNDy~3.5 K. The compound undergoes a metamagnetic transition and exhibits a huge entropy change. The maximum values of magnetic entropy change (ΔSM), adiabatic temperature change (ΔTad) and refrigerant capacity (RC) reach 26 J kg-1 K-1, 17 K, and 526 J kg-1, respectively for a field change of 0-8 T. Moreover, the material is highly insulating and exhibits no thermal and field hysteresis, satisfying the necessary conditions for a good magnetic refrigerant material.

  20. Growth of single crystals of magnetostrictive Tb-Dy alloys

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    This paper reports on single crystals of Tb-Dy alloys up to 200 g that have been grown by heat treatment of arc melted alloys. The dependence of the growth temperature on the composition of the alloys was determined. Second phase impurities were shown to have a detrimental effect on the growth of these crystals. Growth of seeded, oriented crystals by a float zone technique resulted in twinned crystals, probably due to the high temperature bcc phase present in these alloys. Heat treatment to remove the twins resulted in a new crystal orientation in the zone melted rod

  1. 关于Diophantine方程x3-53=Dy2%On the Diophantine Equation x3-53=Dy2

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    普粉丽; 马艳园

    2014-01-01

    Let D be an odd prime. Based on congruent formula and quadratic residue, what is obtained is one sufficient condition for the Diophantine equation x3 -53 =Dy2 without integer solutions.%设D为奇素数,运用同余式、平方剩余等初等方法得出了Diophantine方程x3-53=Dy2无正整数解的一个充分条件。

  2. Angular correlation for gamma-gamma transitions in 81Br and 83Br nuclei

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    The directional angular correlation of coincident gamma transitions in 81Br and 83Br have been measured following the β- decay of 81Se(T sub(1/2) = 18.6 min) and 83Se(T sub(1/2) = 22.6 min) respectively, using Ge(Li) - high purity Ge and Ge(Li)-NaI(Tl) spectrometers. The radioactive sources were prepared by irradiating with neutrons in the IEA-R1 reactor, metallic selenium (natural) to produce 81Se and samples of metallic selenium enriched (to approx. 90% in 82Se) to produce 83Se. Measurements have been carried out for the gamma cascades 260-276 KeV, 290-276 KeV and 552-276 KeV in 81Br and the gamma cascades 225(510)-356 KeV, 510-356 KeV, 572-(510)-356 KeV, 718-(225)-(510)-356 KeV, 1064-356 KeV, 718-225 KeV, 718-(225)-510 KeV, 836-718 KeV, 718-(225)-866 KeV, 883-718 KeV and 1895-799 KeV in 83Br. The multipole mixing ratios, σ(E2/M1), were determined for 3 gamma transitions in 81Br and 11 gamma transitions in 83Br. In the case of 81Br present results confirmed some of the earlier results. The spin and parity assignment were made to the majority of levels in 81Br and 83Br involved in the present study, some of them confirming the earlier results. A comparison of some of the nuclear properties of the 79Br, 81Br and 83Br is made based on the available experimental data. The experimental results are also discussed qualitatively in terms of some nuclear models applicable for the description of the properties of odd-A bromine isotopes. (Author)

  3. Crystal structure, energy band and optical properties of dysprosium monophosphate DyPO{sub 4}

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    Khadraoui, Z.; Bouzidi, C., E-mail: bouzidtc@yahoo.fr; Horchani-Naifer, K.; Ferid, M.

    2014-12-25

    Graphical abstract: The monophosphate DyPO{sub 4} has been synthesized by high temperature solid-state reaction method and was structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. DyPO{sub 4} crystallizes in the tetragonal system (I4{sub 1}/Iamd). The energy-band structure, density of states and the chemical bonds have been investigated by density functional methods (DFT). - Highlights: • The DyPO{sub 4} has been synthesized by high temperature solid-state reaction method. • DFT was used to determine the electronic structure and optical properties of DyPO{sub 4}. • The monophosphate DyPO{sub 4} is an insulator with direct band gap (6.38 eV). - Abstract: A rare earth monophosphate crystal of DyPO{sub 4} has been synthesized by high temperature solid-state reaction method and was structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Atomic arrangement of DyPO{sub 4} structure is based on corner and edge sharing PO{sub 4} tetrahedra and DyO{sub 8} polyhedra. The FTIR, Raman, Scanning electron microscopy, diffuse reflectance and emission spectra of the compound have been investigated. Density functional calculation using a Generalized Gradient Approximation was used to determine the electronic structure and optical properties. The calculated total and partial densities of states indicate that the top of valance band is mainly built upon O-2p states with P-3p states via σ (P–O) interactions, and the low conduction bands mostly originates from Dy-5d. The results show that the monophosphate DyPO{sub 4} is an insulator with a calculated band gap (5.8 eV) closer to the experimental value (6.38 eV)

  4. Ravintola Tallin brändi-identiteetti ja -imago

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    Hirvikoski, Mira

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    Opinnäytetyöni aiheena on brändi. Brändit ovat nykyaikana oleellinen osa liiketoimintaa ja parhaimmil-laan jopa yritystensä kallisarvoisinta omaisuutta. Brändi-identiteetti on tulevaisuuden tavoite, johon yritys pyrkii. Se kertoo, millaisena yritys toivoisi ulkopuolisten tahojen, kuten asiakkaiden, näkevän sen brändin. Brändi-imago taas kuvaa sitä, millaisena yrityksen ulkopuoliset tahot näkevät sen brändin juuri tällä het-kellä. Opinnäytetyöni tavoitteena oli selvittää, miten Ravintola T...

  5. The TbBr3–LiBr binary system: Experimental thermodynamic investigation and assessment of phase diagram

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    Highlights: ► DSC measurements for the (LiBr + TbBr3) system. ► congruently Li3TbBr6 and incongruently melting Li5TbBr8 compounds. ► Thermodynamic description of the liquid phase in the (LiBr + TbBr3) system. ► Assessment with a two-sublattice ionic solution model. - Abstract: DSC was used to study the phase equilibrium in the TbBr3–LiBr binary system. The results obtained provided a basis for constructing the phase diagram of this system. It exhibits two compounds: Li5TbBr8, which decomposes in the solid state at 611 K, and Li3TbBr6, which melts congruently at 785 K with the related enthalpy 59.1 kJ·mol−1. The binary LiBr–TbBr3 system was then optimized using the available experimental information on phase diagram and thermodynamic properties. A two-sub-lattice ionic solution model (Li+)P:(Br−, TbBr6−3, TbBr3)Q was adopted to describe the liquid phase. The present assessment of the binary LiBr–TbBr3 system was in good agreement with the corresponding experimental data and confirmed their consistency.

  6. Elamusturundus: riigi brändimine ja Eesti bränd / Siiri Same

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    Same, Siiri

    2015-01-01

    Artikli autor oma 2015. a. Tallinna Tehnikaülikoolis kaitstud doktoritööst "Conceptualization of experience marketing and country branding from a marketing management perspective" ("Elamusturunduse ja riigi brändimise kontseptualiseerimine turunduse juhtimise vaatenurgast")

  7. Electrical properties of Schottky diodes based on high-resistance CdTe crystals

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    Measurement of the Schottky barrier height on the CdTe monocrystals alloyed with the Cl, Br, J during the growth process is carried out through the method of chemical transport reactions. Verification of the efficiency of the proposed F(V) function modification with the purpose of determining the Me(In, Sn)-p-CdTe diodes parameters is accomplished. The Schottky barriers with the current transmission diffusion mechanism perspective for developing high-efficiency semiconducting detectors of nuclear radiation are created on the basis of the method for the gas-phase growth of the semiinsulating CdTe monocrystals

  8. Thermal expansion coefficient of glass and melts of Te-I system

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    Volumetric thermal expansion coefficient (VTEC) was studied in glasses and melts of (TeI)1-x (T2I)x system in the range 293-773 K. During heating to glass transition temperature VTEC of all studied glasses don't depend on temperature. VTEC for melts don't depend on temperature. This points to more high rigidity of structure as compared with Te-Cl and Te-Br systems. More significant rigidity of structure in studied system is conditioned by strengthening of intermolecular interaction increasing density of chain cross-linking. VTEC of glasses in given system are close to corresponding values of chain polymers

  9. Non-collective high-spin states in 148Dy

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    General physical concepts regarding nuclear high-spin states are given. The high-spin states in 148Dy(Z = 66, N = 82) were produced via the reaction 112Cd(Pb-backed)(40Ar,4n) at E/sub lab/ = 175, at the 88-inch Cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Methods for placing gates on various transitions above and below the 480 nsec isomer at 10+(known from previous work), as well as for calculating transition intensities and their associated errors, are given. Calculations of angular correlations for multiple γ-ray cascades, assuming non-zero-width distributions in m-states for some given spin state, were done and compared to experimental values. Analysis of RF - Ge and Ge - Ge TAC spectra for transitions above the 480 nsec isomer implied lifetimes of less than or equal to 5 nsec (except for the 327.2 keV transition). Using such analysis, some 19 new γ-ray transitions were discovered above the isomer, thereby extending the 148Dy level scheme up to spin I = 31 h-bar. Assignments of spins and parities for the new levels are made based on information obtained from angular correlations and the lifetime limits. Previous work on the 11 transitions below the 480 nsec isomer is confirmed

  10. Thermoluminescence in films of HfO2:Dy+3

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    In this work the thermoluminescence (TL) response of films of hafnium oxide polluted with dysprosium (HfO2:Dy+3) that were irradiated in the near UV (200 nm - 400 nm). The films were deposited by means of the ultrasonics spray pyrolysis technique on a glass substrate, using different deposit temperatures (300 grades C - 600 grades C). The best TL emission corresponded to the prepared film to 450 grades C that was exposed to a spectral irradiation of 80 μJ/(cm2-s) with a wave longitude of 240 nm. The TL response in function of the spectral irradiation was lineal in the studied interval (24 to 288 mJ/cm2), several kinetic parameters were also calculated of the shine curve as depth of the trap (E), frequency factor (s) and order to the kinetics (b). The obtained results show that the films of HfO2:Dy+3 could be used as radiation monitor in the region of the near UV. (Author)

  11. Shape Coexistence and Band Terminations in N = 89 ^155Dy

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    Brown, T. B.; Riley, M. A.; Janssens, R. V. F.; Ahmad, I.; Blumenthal, D. J.; Carpenter, M. P.; Fallon, P.; Fischer, S. M.; Hackman, G.; Hartley, D. J.; Kalfas, C.; Khoo, T. L.; Kondev, F. G.; Lauritsen, T.; Nisius, D.; Ma, W. C.; Simpson, J.; Sharpey-Schafer, J. F.; Afanasiev, A.; Ragnarsson, I.

    1998-04-01

    A high spin study of the nucleus ^155_66Dy_89 has been performed using the GAMMASPHERE Spectrometer. The ^124Sn(^36S,5n) reaction was employed at beam energies of 175 and 165 MeV with thick and thin targets respectively. Eight new band sequences have been identified and the previously known sequences have been extended to higher spin. The yrast states of positive and negative parity have been identified up to spin 1/012 with quite different behavior illustrating beautifully the competition between collective prolate and terminating oblate shapes. Detailed comparisions are made with cranked Nilsson Strutinsky calculations. A new feature of the high spin calculations has been added to distinguish between neutrons in h_11/2 orbitals and other N=5 orbitals. This has been found necessary to explain the continuation of near yrast collective structures beyond spin 40 hbar. Additionally, the lowest energy negative parity sequences are observed to return to more collective behavior near spin 45 in a similar manner as N=88 ^154Dy.

  12. Vahva ja erottuva brändi yrityksen kilpailuetuna : VihreäKeiju-brändin kuluttaja-asiakastutkimus

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    Brändi on kaikkien niiden mielikuvien ja tietojen summa, joita ihmisellä on jostain asiasta. Brändi syntyi 1700-luvun Amerikassa, jossa karja merkittiin polttomerkein (engl. brand), jotta jokainen erottaisi oman karjansa. Brändi tarkoittikin aluksi erilaistavaa tunnistetta tai symbolia. Nykyisin brändillä viitataan konkreettisiin ja mielikuvallisiin ominaisuuksiin, joiden avulla tuotteet erottuvat toisistaan. Brändiä rakentamalla pyritään kirkastamaan brändiin liitettyjä mielikuvia sekä er...

  13. Cytotoxic and genotoxic effect of the [{sup 166}Dy]Dy/{sup 166}Ho-EDTMP in vivo generator system in mice

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    Pedraza-Lopez, Martha [Departamento de Medicina Nuclear, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion, Salvador Zubiran, Delegacion Tlalpan, Mexico DF 14000 (Mexico); Ferro-Flores, Guillermina [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Carretera Mexico-Toluca, Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico, CP 52045 (Mexico); Arteaga de Murphy, Consuelo [Departamento de Medicina Nuclear, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion, Salvador Zubiran, Delegacion Tlalpan, Mexico DF 14000 (Mexico)]. E-mail: consuelo_murphy@yahoo.com.mx; Morales-Ramirez, Pedro [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Carretera Mexico-Toluca, Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico, CP 52045 (Mexico); Piedras-Ross, Josefa [Departamento de Medicina Nuclear, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion, Salvador Zubiran, Delegacion Tlalpan, Mexico DF 14000 (Mexico); Murphy-Stack, Eduardo [Hospital Santaelena, Mexico DF (Mexico); Hernandez-Oviedo, Omar [Escuela Superior de Fisica y Matematicas, IPN, Mexico DF (Mexico)

    2004-11-01

    Multiple myeloma and other hematological malignancies have been treated by myeloablative radiotherapy/chemotherapy and subsequent stem cell transplantation. [{sup 166}Dy]Dy/{sup 166}Ho-ethylenediaminetetramethylene phosphonate (EDTMP) forms a stable in vivo generator system with selective skeletal uptake in mice; therefore, it could work as a potential and improved agent for marrow ablation. Induced bone marrow cytotoxicity and genotoxicity are determined by the reduction of reticulocytes (RET) and elevation of micronucleated reticulocyte (MN-RET) in peripheral blood and ablation by bone marrow histological studies. The aim of this study was to determine the bone marrow cytotoxic and genotoxic effect of the [{sup 166}Dy]Dy/{sup 166}Ho-EDTMP in vivo generator system in mice and to evaluate by histopathology its myeloablative potential. Enriched {sup 166}Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3} was irradiated and [{sup 166}Dy]DyCl{sub 3} was added to EDTMP in phosphate buffer (pH 8.0) in a molar ratio of 1:1.75. QC was determined by TLC. Dy-EDTMP complex was prepared the same way with nonirradiated dysprosium oxide. A group of BALB/c mice were intraperitoneally injected with the radiopharmaceutical and two groups of control animals were injected with the cold complex and with 0.9% sodium chloride, respectively. A blood sample was taken at the beginning of the experiments and every 48 h for 12 days postinjection. The animals were sacrificed, organs of interest taken out and the radioactivity determined. The femur was used for histological studies. Flow cytometry analysis was used to quantify the frequency of RET and MN-RET in the blood samples. The MCNP4B Monte Carlo computer code was used for dosimetry calculations. Radiochemical purity was 99% and the mean specific activity was 1.3 MBq/mg. The RET and MN-RET frequency were statistically different in the treatment at the end of the 12-day period demonstrating cytotoxicity and genotoxicity induced by the in vivo generator system. The

  14. Experimental studies on BrO/Br ratios at Stromboli, Etna, Masaya, Gorely and Nyiragongo

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    Bobrowski, Nicole; Wittmer, Julian; Liotta, Marcello; Calabrese, Sergio; Giuffrida, Giovanni; Brusca, Lorenzo; Platt, Ulrich

    2014-05-01

    Since the discovery of BrO in a volcanic plume (Bobrowski et al. 2003) many measurements have been performed as well as modelling to understand the radical chemistry in volcanic plumes, in particular, the interaction between volcanic gas species, released under strongly reduced conditions, and the oxidizing atmosphere. Besides the goal in atmospheric chemistry to better determine the impact of volcanic emission (e.g. reactive bromine) on the local (and maybe global) scale, volcanologists also have an interest to understand if the BrO/SO2 ratios can be used as a monitoring parameter giving further insides in dynamic processes of volcanoes. One of the major advantages when utilizing BrO/SO2 ratios is the relatively easiness of the measurements, which can be taken in a safe distance from volcanic activity accompanied by a good temporal resolution partly even during explosive eruptions. Recently, it has been shown (Lübcke et al., 2013) that already existing automatically running measurement networks can now be used to gain long-term data sets of BrO/SO2 ratios. However, one of the arguments which potentially makes volcanological interpretations difficult is the reactivity of BrO. Therefore it is, of great importance to link the measurements of BrO and gaseous hydrogen bromide to the total emission flux of bromine in order to estimate the pristine gas composition released from magmas. In particular, meteorological influences, trace gas composition of the surrounding atmosphere and the volcanic gas composition can all potentially effect the formation of BrO and might have to be considered. Some of these factors potentially also influence near source in-situ measurement. We need to answer the question: Can we correlate BrO measurements to the total bromine outgassing? Only with this knowledge we can relate changes of the measured gas ratios (BrO/SO2) to the volcanic fluids emitted by the underlying magma and can interpret data as signals from depth, which provide insight

  15. Sonochemical synthesis of Dy{sub 2}(CO{sub 3}){sub 3} nanoparticles and their conversion to Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3} and Dy(OH){sub 3}: Effects of synthesis parameters

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    Salavati-Niasari, Masoud, E-mail: salavati@kashanu.ac.i [Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, University of Kashan, P.O. Box. 87317-51167, Kashan, I.R. (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Kashan, P.O. Box. 87317-51167, Kashan, I.R. (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Javidi, Jaber; Davar, Fatemeh [Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, University of Kashan, P.O. Box. 87317-51167, Kashan, I.R. (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Fazl, Alireza Amini [Institute for Colorants, Paint and Coatings (ICPC), P.O. Box. 16765/654, Tehran, I.R. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2010-08-06

    Dysprosium carbonates nanoparticles were synthesized by the reaction of Dy(CH{sub 3}COO){sub 3}.6H{sub 2}O and sodium hydroxide by a sonochemical method. Dysprosium oxide nanoparticles with average size about 12 nm were prepared from calcination of Dy{sub 2}(CO{sub 3}){sub 3}.xH{sub 2}O nanoparticles. Dy(OH){sub 3} nanoparticles were synthesized by facial hydrothermal processing from Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles. The as-synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectrum (XPS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and photoluminescence (PL). The PL result showed one broad emission band centered at 390 nm ({lambda}{sub ex} = 300 nm) of the pure Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles. The role of surfactant, calcination temperature and sonication time were investigated on the morphology and particle size of the products.

  16. Aging and mechanical properties of NR/BR blends

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    Chiu, Hsien-Tang; Tsai, Peir-An

    2006-02-01

    The mechanical properties and post-thermal aging properties of natural rubber (NR) and polybutadiene rubber (BR) blends at different blending ratios are investigated herein. The experimental results show that both tensile and tear strengths of NR/BR blends increase with increasing NR content. BR has a higher compression stiffness than NR. The deformation of BR is less than that of NR under the same load conditions. With regard to aging properties, both tensile stress and strain of NR/BR blends decrease after prolonged aging. In addition, the stress loss of BR is lower than that of NR, meaning that the aging resistance property of BR is superior to that of NR. Furthermore, accumulated thermal history has shifted the glass transition temperature (T g) of NR/BR blends toward lower temperatures while the loss tangent (tan δ) value increases with prolonged thermal aging.

  17. Thermodynamic modeling of the RE–Pb (RE = Sc, Dy, Gd) systems

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    Highlights: • Rare earth (RE) and Pb alloys or compounds are interesting as magnetic materials. • The phase diagrams and thermodynamic properties of RE–Pb (RE = Sc, Dy, Gd) systems have been assessed. • The CALPHAD method was used with the Redlich–Kister model to optimize the solution phases. • A self-consistent set of thermodynamic parameters has been evaluated. • A good agreement was found between the calculation and experiments. -- Abstract: The phase diagrams and thermodynamic properties of RE–Pb (RE = Sc, Dy, Gd) systems have been assessed by means of the CALPHAD method. The solution phases (liquid, fcc, bcc and hcp) were described by the sublattice formalism and the excess term of the Gibbs energy with the Redlich–Kister equation. The stoichiometric intermetallic compounds (Sc5Pb3, Sc6Pb5, Dy5Pb4, DyPb, DyPb2, DyPb3, β-Gd5Pb4, α-Gd5Pb4, Gd11Pb10, Gd6Pb7, GdPb2 and GdPb2) were modeled as line compounds. The non-stoichiometric Dy5Pb3 and Gd5Pb3 phases with a narrow homogeneity range were modeled using a two-sublattice model with substitution. A consistent set of the thermodynamic parameters leading to a reasonable agreement between the calculated results and literature data was obtained

  18. Thermoluminescence dosimetry features of DY and Cu doped SrF2 nanoparticles under gamma irradiation.

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    Zahedifar, M; Sadeghi, E; Kashefi biroon, M; Harooni, S; Almasifard, F

    2015-11-01

    Dy and Cu-doped SrF2 nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized by using co-precipitation method and their possible application to solid state dosimetry were studied and compared to that of pure SrF2 NPs. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS) were used for sample characterization. The highest thermoluminescence (TL) response of SrF2:Dy and SrF2:Cu NPs were found respectively at 0.5 and 0.7mol% of Dy and Cu impurities. Seven overlapping glow peaks at 384, 406, 421, 449, 569, 495, 508K and three component glow peaks at 381, 421 and 467K were identified respectively for SrF2:Dy and SrF2:Cu NPs employing Tm-Tstop and computerized glow curve deconvolution (CGCD) methods. The TL sensitivity of SrF2:Dy is approximately the same as that of LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-100) cheeps. Linear dose response were observed for the SrF2:Dy and SrF2:Cu NPs up to the absorbed doses of 1kGy and 10kGy correspondingly. Regarding other dosimetry characteristics of the produced NPs such as fading, reproducibility and thermal treatment, Dy and Cu doped SrF2 NPs recommend for high dose TL dosimetry applications. PMID:26319090

  19. Green synthesis of Y2O3:Dy(3+) nanophosphor with enhanced photocatalytic activity.

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    Prasanna Kumar, J B; Ramgopal, G; Vidya, Y S; Anantharaju, K S; Daruka Prasad, B; Sharma, S C; Prashantha, S C; Nagaswarupa, H P; Kavyashree, D; Nagabhushana, H

    2015-10-01

    Facile and green route was employed for the synthesis of Y2O3:Dy(3+) (1-11 mol%) nanostructures (NSs) using Aloe vera gel as fuel. The formation of different morphologies of Y2O3:Dy(3+) NSs were characterized by SEM, TEM and HRTEM. PXRD data and Rietveld analysis evident the formation of single phase Y2O3 with cubic crystal structure. The influence of Dy(3+) ion concentration on the structure morphology, UV absorption, PL emission and photocatalytic activity of NSs were investigated. NSs exhibited an intense warm white emission with CIE chromaticity coordinates (0.32, 0.33) and average CCT value ∼5525 K which corresponds to vertical day light. The control of Dy(3+) ion on Y2O3 matrix influences the photocatalytic decolorization of Metanil Yellow as a model compound was evaluated. The enhanced photocatalytic activities of core shell structured Y2O3:Dy(3+) (1 mol%) was attributed to co-operation effect of dopant concentration, crystallite size, textural properties and capability for reducing electron-hole pair recombination. Further, the recycling catalytic ability of Y2O3:Dy(3+) (1 mol%) nanostructure was also evaluated and found promising photocatalytic performance with negligible decrease in decolorization efficiency even after sixth successive cyclic runs. Considering its green, facile synthesis and recyclable feature from an aqueous solution, the present Y2O3:Dy(3+) (1 mol%) nanophosphor can be considered as one of the ideal photocatalyst for various potential applications. PMID:25985135

  20. Yellow laser performance of Dy$^{3+}$ in co-doped Dy,Tb:LiLuF$_4$

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    Bolognesi, Giacomo; Calonico, Davide; Costanzo, Giovanni Antonio; Levi, Filippo; Metz, Philip Werner; Kränkel, Christian; Huber, Günter; Tonelli, Mauro

    2015-01-01

    We present laser results obtained from a Dy$^{3+}$-Tb$^{3+}$ co-doped LiLuF$_{4}$ crystal, pumped by a blue emitting InGaN laser diode, aiming for the generation of a compact 578 nm source. We exploit the yellow Dy$^{3+}$ transition $^{4}$F$_{9/2}$ $\\Longrightarrow$ $^{6}$H$_{13/2}$ to generate yellow laser emission. The lifetime of the lower laser level is quenched via energy transfer to co-doped Tb$^{3+}$ ions in the fluoride crystal. We report the growth technique, spectroscopic study and room temperature continuous wave (cw) laser results in a hemispherical cavity at 574 nm and with a highly reflective output coupler at 578 nm. A yellow laser at 578 nm is very relevant for metrological applications, in particular for pumping of the forbidden $^{1}$S$_{0} \\Longrightarrow ^{3}$P$_{0}$ Ytterbium clock transition, which is recommended as a secondary representation of the second in the international system (SI) of units. This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint ...

  1. Molecular elimination of Br2 in photodissociation of CH2BrC(O)Br at 248 nm using cavity ring-down absorption spectroscopy

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    The primary elimination channel of bromine molecule in one-photon dissociation of CH2BrC(O)Br at 248 nm is investigated using cavity ring-down absorption spectroscopy. By means of spectral simulation, the ratio of nascent vibrational population in v = 0, 1, and 2 levels is evaluated to be 1:(0.5 ± 0.1):(0.2 ± 0.1), corresponding to a Boltzmann vibrational temperature of 581 ± 45 K. The quantum yield of the ground state Br2 elimination reaction is determined to be 0.24 ± 0.08. With the aid of ab initio potential energy calculations, the obtained Br2 fragments are anticipated to dissociate on the electronic ground state, yielding vibrationally hot Br2 products. The temperature-dependence measurements support the proposed pathway via internal conversion. For comparison, the Br2 yields are obtained analogously from CH3CHBrC(O)Br and (CH3)2CBrC(O)Br to be 0.03 and 0.06, respectively. The trend of Br2 yields among the three compounds is consistent with the branching ratio evaluation by Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus method. However, the latter result for each molecule is smaller by an order of magnitude than the yield findings. A non-statistical pathway so-called roaming process might be an alternative to the Br2 production, and its contribution might account for the underestimate of the branching ratio calculations.

  2. BR2 Reactor: Irradiation of Fusion Materials

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    In collaboration with the EFDA (European Fusion Development Agreement), SCK-CEN irradiates several materials in the BR2 reactor at different temperatures and up to different doses to study their mechanical and physical properties during and after irradiation. Those materials are candidates for the construction of different parts of the ITER fusion reactor and of the long-term DEMO (DEMOnstration) reactor. The objectives of research performed at SCK-CEN are to irradiate up to 2 dpa RAFM (Reduced Activity Ferritic Martensitic) steels joints and RAFM ODS (Oxide Dispersion Strengthening) at 300 degrees Celsius; to build and test an experimental rig to perform in-situ creep-fatigue tests under neutron irradiation and its out-pile equipment and to design a new irradiation basket to irradiate in BR2 copper/stainless steel joints and RAFM specimens with implanted helium at low dose

  3. Synthesis and luminescence characteristics of Dy3+ doped KLa(PO3)4

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    Polycrystalline powders of KLa(1−x)Dyx(PO3)4 (x=0.5%, 1%, 5% and 10%) with linear chain have been grown by solid state reaction. The obtained powders are characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, FTIR and Raman spectroscopies. Emission, excitation spectra and decay curves analysis have been used to study the spectroscopic properties of Dy3+ in KLa(PO3)4. The photoluminescence spectra show two characteristic blue and yellow bands of Dy3+. The yellow-to-blue emission intensity ratios and CIE chromaticity coordinates have been determined from emission spectra to evaluate the emitted light as function of Dy3+ concentration. The measured decay rates for 4F9/2→6H15/2 deviated from exponential to non-exponential shape with increase of Dy3+ concentration. The observed non-exponential behavior of the decay curve has been fitted to Inokuti–Hirayama model, which indicates that the energy transfer between the donor and the acceptor is of dipole–dipole nature. The energy transfer, between the donor (excited Dy3+) and the acceptor (unexcited Dy3+), increases with Dy3+ ions concentration. - Highlights: • Polycrystalline powders of KLa(1−x)Dyx(PO3)4 were grown by solid state reaction. • The obtained samples are characterized by XRD, FTIR and Raman spectroscopies. • The luminescent properties of Dy3+ in KLa(PO3)4 are investigated. • Lifetime and chromatic coordinates depend strongly on Dy3+ concentration. • White and blue emissions are obtained at high and low concentration, respectively

  4. Energy levels of HoBr 63-

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    Tanner, Peter A.

    1986-12-01

    The excitation, electronic absorption and luminescence spectra of cubic Cs 2NaHoBr 6 have been recorded at temperatures down to that of liquid helium. The detailed spectral analyses enable comparisons to be made of the crystal-field splittings of Russell—Saunders terms with those in Cs 2NaHoCl 6. Under intense 647.1 nm laser excitation, luminescence is observed in the neat material in the spectral region between 17800 and 21750 cm -1.

  5. Decommissioning of the BR3 PWR

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    The objectives, programme and main achievements of SCK-CEN's decommissioning programme in 1997 are summarised. Particular emphasis is on the BR3 decommissioning project. In 1997, auxiliary equipment and loops were dismantled; concrete antimissile slabs were decontaminated; the radiology of the primary loop was modelled; the quality assurance procedure for dismantling loops and equipment were implemented; a method for the dismantling of the reactor pressure vessel was selected; and contaminated thermal insulation of the primary loop containing asbestos was removed

  6. Decommissioning of the BR3 PWR

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    The dismantling and the decommissioning of nuclear installations at the end of their life-cycle is a new challenge to the nuclear industry. Different techniques and procedures for the dismantling of a nuclear power plant on an existing installation, the BR-3 pressurized-water reactor, are described. The scientific program, objectives, achievements in this research area at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK-CEN for 1997 are summarized

  7. SOFC brændselsceller i et intelligent elnet

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    Hjelm, Johan

    2015-01-01

    SOFC brændselsceller kan være med til at skabe balance i elnettet i takt med at elproduktionen i stigende grad baseres på sol og vind. Brændselscellerne kan kobles til naturgasnettet og på sigt bruge forskellige former for VE-gasser som brændstof.

  8. BR2 reactor: medical and industrial applications

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    The radioisotopes are produced for various applications in the nuclear medicine (diagnostic, therapy, palliation of metastatic bone pain), industry (radiography of welds, ...), agriculture (radiotracers, ...) and basic research. Due to the availability of high neutron fluxes (thermal neutron flux up to 1015 n/cm2.s), the BR2 reactor is considered as a major facility through its contribution for a continuous supply of products such 99Mo (99mTc), 131I, 133Xe, 192Ir, 186Re, 153Sm, 90Y, 32P, 188W (188Re), 203Hg, 82Br, 41Ar, 125I, 177Lu,89Sr, 60Co, 169Yb, 147Nd, and others. Neutron Transmutation Doped (NTD) silicon is produced for the semiconductor industry in the SIDONIE (Silicon Doping by Neutron Irradiation Experiment) facility, which is designed to continuously rotate and traverse the silicon through the neutron flux. These combined movements produce exceptional dopant homogeneity in batches of silicon measuring 4 and 5-inches in diameter by up to 750 mm in length. The main objectives of work performed were to provide a reliable and qualitative supply of radioisotopes and NTD-silicon to the customers in accordance with a quality system that has been certified to the requirements of the EN ISO 9001: 2000. This new Quality System Certificate has been obtained in November 2003 for the Production of radioisotopes for medical and industrial applications and the Production of Neutron Transmutation Doped (NTD) Silicon in the BR2 reactor

  9. Transparent glass-ceramics containing Eu3+ and Dy3+ ions for visible optoelectronics

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    Pisarska, Joanna; Żur, Lidia; Pisarski, Wojciech A.

    2011-06-01

    Selected oxyfluoride glasses containing Eu3+ and Dy3+ were heat treated in order to obtain transparent glass-ceramics. Visible emission spectra corresponding to 5D0 - 7FJ (J = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4) transitions of Eu3+ and 4F9/2 - 6HJ/2 (J = 11, 13, 15) transitions of Dy3+ in glass samples before and after heat treatment were registered. The luminescence intensity ratios R (Eu3+) and Y/B (Dy3+) have been analyzed in details. Their values are reduced due to part incorporation of rare earth ions into cubic β-PbF2 crystalline phase.

  10. Optical characterization of CdSe/Dy3+-doped silica matrices

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    P V Jyothy; P R Rejikumar; Thomas Vinoy; S Kartika; N V Unnikrishnan

    2010-11-01

    Cadmium selenide nanocrystals along with dysprosium ions are doped in silica matrices through sol–gel route. The optical bandgap and size of the CdSe nanocrystals are calculated from the absorption spectrum. The size of the CdSe nanocrystallites is also evaluated from the TEM measurements. The fluorescence intensities are compared for SiO2–Dy3+ and CdSe-doped SiO2–Dy3+. The fluorescence intensity of Dy3+ is considerably increased in the presence of CdSe nanocrystals.

  11. Synthesis, characterization and photoluminescence properties of Dy3+-doped nano-crystalline SnO2

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    Nano-crystalline of tin oxide doped with varying wt% of Dy3+ was prepared using chemical co-precipitation method and characterised by various advanced techniques such as BET-surface area, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence measurements. Analytical results demonstrated that the nanocrystalline tin oxide is in tetragonal crystalline phase and doping with Dy3+ could inhibit the phase transformation, increases surface area and decreases the crystallite size. The experimental result on photoluminescence characteristics originating from Dy3+-doping in nanocrystalline SnO2 reveals the dependence of the luminescent intensity on dopant concentration.

  12. New structural form of a tetranuclear lanthanide hydroxo cluster: Dy4 analogue display slow magnetic relaxation.

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    Jami, Ananda Kumar; Baskar, Viswanathan; Sañudo, E Carolina

    2013-03-01

    A series of tetranuclear lanthanide (Ln = Tb, Dy, Ho) hydroxo clusters has been synthesized by reaction of LnCl3·6H2O (Ln = Tb (1), Dy (2), Ho (3)) with o-vanilin based schiff base ligand 2-(2,3 dihydroxpropyl imino methyl) 6-methoxy phenol (H3L) in methanol and in the presence of triethylamine as base. The solid state structures of all the products were established by single crystal X-ray diffraction technique. Magnetism studies reveal that Dy4 analogue exhibits slow magnetic relaxation at low temperatures. PMID:23428076

  13. Far infrared properties of the rare-earth scandate DyScO3.

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    Baldassarre, L; Perucchi, A; Lupi, S; Dore, P

    2010-09-01

    We present reflectance measurements in the infrared region on a single crystal the rare-earth scandate DyScO(3). Measurements performed between room temperature and 10 K allow us to determine the frequency of the infrared-active phonons, never investigated experimentally, and to get information on their temperature dependence. A comparison with the phonon peak frequency resulting from ab initio computations is also provided. We finally report detailed data on the frequency dependence of the complex refractive index of DyScO(3) in the terahertz region, which is important in the analysis of terahertz measurements on thin films deposited on DyScO(3). PMID:21403288

  14. Far infrared properties of the rare-earth scandate DyScO3

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    We present reflectance measurements in the infrared region on a single crystal the rare-earth scandate DyScO3. Measurements performed between room temperature and 10 K allow us to determine the frequency of the infrared-active phonons, never investigated experimentally, and to get information on their temperature dependence. A comparison with the phonon peak frequency resulting from ab initio computations is also provided. We finally report detailed data on the frequency dependence of the complex refractive index of DyScO3 in the terahertz region, which is important in the analysis of terahertz measurements on thin films deposited on DyScO3.

  15. Semiconductor behavior of hydrided Dy thin films as a function of increasing hydrogen pressure

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    Polycrystalline Dy thin films, coated with a very thin Pd layer, have been deposited on glass substrates by electron beam evaporation and subsequently hydrided. For hydrogen partial pressures larger than 0.7 kPa, a semiconductor character is displayed in the optical properties of the DyH2+x thin films. A parametric model is applied to follow the evolution with hydrogen pressure of various parameters characterizing the absorption by the semiconductor DyH2+x thin films. The contribution of the free electrons to the absorption of light is also considered within a Drude model incorporating the presence of the hydrogen atoms as ionized impurity scattering centers

  16. Determination of Antimicrobial Activity of the Dyed Silk Fabrics with Some Natural Dyes

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    Alkan, Rezan; TORGAN, Emine; AYDIN, Canan; Karadag, Recep

    2015-01-01

    In this study, silk fabric is dyed with natural indigo. Dyed silk fabric with natural indigo was cut in the 20x20 cm2 size. Excluding a fabric, all fabrics were mordanted in the same percentage with alum metal (KAl(SO4)2.12H2O). Then, silk fabrics for green color dyeing are dyed separately with weld (Reseda luteola), gall oak (Quercus infectoria Olivier) and together weld (Reseda luteola) and gall oak (Quercus infectoria) in different percentage. Antimicrobial functionality of the twenty seve...

  17. Electrophysical properties of bismuthides Ln5Bi3 (Ln=Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Tm, Lu)

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    Present article is devoted to electrophysical properties of bismuthides Ln5Bi3 (Ln=Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Tm, Lu). The results of studies of electrophysical properties (electrical resistivity and thermal electromotive force) of bismuthides Ln5Bi3 (Ln=Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Tm, Lu) at temperature range 298-773 K were considered. The crystallochemical studies shown that bismuthides Ln5Bi3 (Ln=Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Tm, Lu) crystallize in rhombic structure of Y5Bi3 type. It was found that bismuthides reveal metallic conductivity.

  18. A microscopic study of deformation systematics in 154−166Dy isotopes

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    Amita Dua; Arun Bharti; S K Khosa

    2007-06-01

    The Hartree–Bogoliubov (HB) framework of calculations has been applied for calculating various nuclear structure quantities for 154−166Dy mass chains. In this framework, the intrinsic quadrupole moments, the low-lying yrast states ($E_{2}^{+}$ and $E_{4}^{+}$) and occupation numbers for various shell model orbits have been obtained. The calculated results indicate that the observed onset of deformation in going from 154Dy to 166Dy arises due to enhanced occupation of (ℎ11/2) orbit, increased polarization of (5/2) orbit and increase in the occupation of down-slopping `' components of (13/2) and (ℎ9/2)υ orbits.

  19. Theoretical interpretation of the EPR parameters for Dy3+ ion in LuPO4 crystal

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    Based on the superposition model, in this paper the EPR parameters g verticalstrokeverticalstroke and g perpendicularto of Dy3+, and the hyperfine structure constants A verticalstrokeverticalstroke and A perpendicularto of 161Dy3+ and 163Dy3+ in LuPO4 crystal are calculated by perturbation formulas from the crystal-field theory. In the calculations, the contributions of various admixtures and interactions such as J-mixing, mixtures among states with the same J-value, two-order perturbation, covalency as well as local lattice relaxation are considered. The calculated results agree reasonably with the observed values. (orig.)

  20. Magnetic exchange coupling in amorphous Fe80-xDy xB20 alloys

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    Amorphous Fe80-xDy xB20 alloys have been prepared by melt spinning and their magnetic properties have been studied. The mean field theory has been used to explain the temperature dependence of the magnetization. The exchange interactions between Co-Co and Dy-Co atom pairs have been evaluated. High-field magnetization studies on samples with stoichiometry close to that of a compensated ferrimagnet show a magnetic behavior that is characteristic of a non-collinear magnetic structure of the Dy and Fe sublattices. The region of the canted moments can be described by a phase diagram in the H-T plane

  1. Bi 2Te 3-Te nanocomposite formed by epitaxial growth of Bi 2Te 3 sheets on Te rod

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    Deng, Yuan; Cui, Chang-Wei; Zhang, Ni-La; Ji, Tian-Hao; Yang, Qing-Lin; Guo, Lin

    2006-05-01

    Single-crystal Bi 2Te 3-Te nanocomposites with heterostructure were synthesized using a two-step solvothermal process in the presence of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt. The first step is the formation of the Te nanorods and the second step is to grow the Bi 2Te 3 sheets off the Te rods surface to form the Bi 2Te 3-Te nanocomposites. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. We demonstrate a method of an epitaxial growth of Bi 2Te 3 nanosheets perpendicular to the axis of the central Te rod and a formation process of Bi 2Te 3-Te nanocomposites is also proposed.

  2. Optical spectra and crystal field analysis of Dy3+ in Cs2NaDyCl6 and Cs2NaYCl6: Dy3+(5 mol %)

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    Foster, David R.; Richardson, F. S.

    1985-02-01

    Optical absorption and emission measurements are reported for the Cs2NaDyCl6 and Cs2NaYCl6: Dy3+(5 mol %) systems under variable-temperature (10-298 K) conditions. For both systems, the data are compatible with the retention of octahedral (Oh) site symmetry at the Dy3+ ions over the entire 298 to 10 K temperature range. The only differentiation between the systems is the much greater quantum efficiency of 4F9/2 emission in the doped system vs that in the neat system. Forty-five crystal-field levels spanning 18 multiplets of the Dy3+ 4f9 electronic configuration are located and assigned, and an additional 12 crystal-field levels associated with six other multiplet manifolds are located, but left unassigned. These energy level results are analyzed on the basis of a nine-parameter 4f-electron Hamiltonian operating within a complete Russell-Saunders (SLJ) basis set for the 4f9 configuration of Dy3+. The most intense electric-dipole vibronic lines observed in the optical spectra are assigned to one-phonon vibronic transitions associated with the three odd-parity ``moiety'' modes of the DyCl3-6 octahedral clusters: ν3(t1u), ν4(t1u), and ν6(t2u). Intensity calculations are reported for both the no-phonon magnetic-dipole (origin) transitions and the one-phonon (ν3, ν4, and ν6) electric-dipole vibronic transitions.

  3. Dry storage of the BR3 spent fuel in the Castor BR3 cask

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    Ooms, L.; Massaut, V.; Noynaert, L. [SCK/CEN, B-2400 Mol (Belgium); Braeckeveldt, M. [Niras/Ondraf, B-1210 Brussels (Belgium)

    2001-07-01

    Twenty-five years of operation has resulted in an inventory of spent fuel with a wide variety in the BR3 nuclear pilot power plant. Studies were launched to evaluate all possible solutions for the BR3 experimental and 'exotic' spent fuel, i.e. reprocessing, dry storage in containers and dry storage in canisters. For the BR3 spent fuel the interim dry storage in Castor BR3 containers was chosen. The present paper describes in a first part the history and characteristics of the spent fuel. A second part handles with the different options, which were studied for the spent fuel evacuation. The last part focuses on the spent fuel preparation and the production of the Castor BR3. This project allowed the SCK-CEN to build up an important know-how in the field of spent fuel management, especially the management of research reactor fuel, which is very specific and not comparable with spent fuel of commercial nuclear power plants. (author)

  4. Communication: An unusual halogen-bonding motif: the LiBr···BrF dimer as a model system.

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    McDowell, Sean A C; Joseph, Jerelle A

    2012-11-01

    A stable complex, LiBr···BrF, is predicted in which the negative Br atom of LiBr is anchored to the Br atom of BrF by a halogen bond, while the positively charged Li atom interacts with the lone pair electron density on the Br atom of BrF in a direction roughly perpendicular to the halogen bond. As far as we are aware, this is the first reported instance of an atom of one diatomic molecule (Br of BrF) being bonded to two different, oppositely charged atoms (Li and Br) of another diatomic molecule (LiBr). Other less stable dimers of LiBr and BrF were predicted and compared with this novel complex. PMID:23145710

  5. Vaatemerkin brändin vaikutus vaatteiden ostoon

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    Orkamaa, Miro

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    Opinnäytetyöni aiheena on tutkia, kuinka vaatemerkin brändi vaikuttaa vaatteiden ostamiseen Kemi-Tornion ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijoiden keskuudessa. Opinnäytetyössäni pohdin kuluttajien ostokäyttäytymistä, itse ostoprosessia sekä brändiä, brändin merkitystä nyky-yhteiskunnassa ja brändikritiikkiä. Otan esimerkkejä brändeistä, jotka liittyvät vaateteollisuuteen ja ovat tunnettuja merkkejä. Tutkimusta varten suoritin kyselyn, jonka tavoitteena oli selvittää, kuinka paljon vaatemerkki j...

  6. Scissors Mode of 162 Dy Studied from Resonance Neutron Capture

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    Multi-step cascade γ-ray spectra from the neutron capture at isolated resonances of 161Dy nucleus were measured at the LANSCE/DANCE time-of-flight facility in Los Alamos National Laboratory. The objectives of this experiment were to confirm and possibly extend the spin assignment of s-wave neutron resonances and get new information on photon strength functions with emphasis on the role of the M1 scissors mode vibration. The preliminary results show that the scissors mode plays a significant role in all transitions between accessible states of the studied nucleus. The photon strength functions describing well our data are compared to results from 3He-induced reactions, (n,γ) experiments on Gd isotopes, and (γ,γ') reactions

  7. Photoinduced phenomena in azo-dyed gelatine films

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    In this work a photoinduced properties of azo-dye doped gelatine films were studied. Gelatine is the oldest polymeric matrix, which is used in holography and photography. Preparation of these films is simple and cheap, but ingredients aren't toxic. Films were synthesized using gelatine and azo-dye -Disperse Red13. Non- aqueous solvents - dimethyl sulfoxide and acetic acid, were used. Films were coated on glass plates using applicator with layer thickness 30, 60, 90 μm and then were heated in vacuum chamber. Azo-dyed gelatine films were illuminated by 532nm laser radiation. Photoinduced birefringence and photoinduced dichroism dependence on films ingredients ratio, laser light intensity and sample treatment temperature were investigated. Holographic recording on these films was performed in dependence on recording beam intensity and polarization. Volume polarization gratings and direct surface relief formation were studied by measuring diffraction efficiency with 660nm diode laser radiation. The obtained surface relief was investigated by AFM.

  8. Laccase treatment of recycled blue dyed paper: Physical properties and fiber charge

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    Mohandass, C.; Knutson, K.; Ragauskas, A.J.

    Recycled blue colored paper was treated with laccase under various combinations of physical and chemical parameters including enzyme concentration, temperature, oxygen, and reaction time. Laccase treatment of recycled dyed pulp increased acid group...

  9. Synthesis of Dy2O3 nanoparticles via hydroxide precipitation:effect of calcination temperature

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    Bahaa M. Abu-Zied; Abdullah M. Asiri

    2014-01-01

    This work described the preparation of dysprosium oxide, Dy2O3, nanoparticles using the homogeneous precipitation method. Dy3+ions were precipitated using NaOH solution. The obtained product was filtered, dried, and then calcined for 1 h at the temperature range of 300-700 °C in static air. The calcination temperature of the Dy-precursor was chosen based on its decomposi-tion as indicated by the TGA analysis. The crystalline structure and surface morphology of the calcined solids were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray pho-toelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The obtained results revealed that Dy2O3 with crystallites size of 11-21 nm was formed at 500 °C. Such value increased to 25-37 nm for the sample calcined at 700 °C.

  10. Transport and Magnetic Properties of Dy2 CoGa8

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The magnetic susceptibility, the specific heat and the electrical resistivity of the single crystal Dy2 CoGa8 have been measured. That compound crystallizes in a tetragonal structure with space group P4/mmm. It is found at ambient pressure that Dy2 CoGa8 presents an antifer- romagnetic order below the Néel temperature, TN = 16 K. The electronic specific heat coefficient is about 180 mJ/K2 . A strong uniaxial anisotropy is observed of the magnetic susceptibility, χ. At higher temperatures above 150 K both χa and χc follows the Curie-law with an effective magnetic moment of 10.94 μB /Dy that is close to the expected value of for a Dy3+ free ion. Crystalline electric field levels were derived from the magnetization and specific heat data.

  11. Production of CaSO4:Dy thermoluminescence dosimeters from natural crystals of Iran

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    Calcium sulphate (CaSO4:Dy) thermoluminescence (TL) phosphors were produced from natural CaSO4:2H2O crystals of Iran for large-scale dosimetry. The procedure of recrystallization of the natural crystals was followed. A known amount of Dy2O3 was added into diluted H2SO4 as dopant at 200 degree C. Also a known amount of CaSO4:2H2O powder was added to the solution heated up to final recrystallization stage. Different parameters such as washing of the crystal powder for sodium (Na) removal, Dy2O3 incorporation and oven-heating temperature were optimized. The TLD phosphor produced has a sensitivity over 1.3 times higher than that of Harshaw CaSO4:Dy phosphors. The results are presented and discussed. (7 figs.)

  12. Quantum efficiency of the luminescence of Eu(3), Tb(3) and Dy(3) in aqueous solutions

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    The luminescence quantum efficiency of Eu(3), Tb(3) and Dy(3) in chloride solutions as well as complexed by aminopolyacetic acids was determined. An interpretation of the observed dependences in the system investigated has been proposed. (Authors)

  13. Rietveld Refinement of New Ternary Compound Al14Dy5Si

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    A new ternary compound Al14Dy5Si was discovered and studied by means of X-ray powder diffraction technique. The ternary compound Al14Dy5Si has a hexagonal BaPb3-type structure, space group R3m(No.166), the lattice parameters a=0.61482(1) nm, c=2.09780(2) nm. The crystal structure of the compound Al14Dy5Si was successfully refined by using Rietveld method from X-ray diffraction data. The R-factors of Rietveld refinement are Rp=0.091 and Rwp=0.120, respectively. The thermal dependence of the magnetization (M-T curves) for the compound was measured by a vibrating sample magnetometer. The experimentally determined magnetic effective paramagnetic moment is μeff=23.22 μB per formula unit (10.36 μB per Dy atom).

  14. Tailoring of magnetic properties of ultrathin epitaxial Fe films by Dy doping

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available We report on the controlled modification of relaxation parameters and magnetic moments of epitaxial Fe thin films through Dy doping. Ferromagnetic resonance measurements show that an increase of Dy doping from 0.1% to 5% gives a tripling in Gilbert damping, and more importantly a strongly enhanced anisotropic damping that can be qualitatively understood through the slow-relaxing impurity model. X-ray magnetic circular dichroism measurements show a pronounced suppression of the orbital moment of the Fe with Dy doping, leading to an almost threefold drop in the orbital to spin moment ratio, ml/ms. Doping with Dy can therefore be used to control both dynamic and static properties of thin ferromagnetic films for improved performance in spintronics device applications, mediated through the antiferromagnetic interaction of the 4f and 3d states.

  15. Thermoluminescent properties of CaSO4:Dy prepared by precipitation method

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    This paper reports the synthesis and thermoluminescent (Tl) characterization of CaSO4:Dy obtained by the precipitation method. Thermoluminescent CaSO4:Dy powder and Teflon (PTFE) were mixed in order to obtain samples in pellets form. Samples of CaSO4:Dy were exposed to a radiation gamma source of 60Co and 90Sr beta particles. Tl response of CaSO4:Dy showed a glow curve with two peaks centered at around 164 and 302 C. Tl phosphor showed a good linearity in the range from 0.5 to 30 Gy. Fading of the Tl information was 5.19 % in 37 days and presented a standard deviation of 4% for reproducibility. (Author)

  16. Tailoring of magnetic properties of ultrathin epitaxial Fe films by Dy doping

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    We report on the controlled modification of relaxation parameters and magnetic moments of epitaxial Fe thin films through Dy doping. Ferromagnetic resonance measurements show that an increase of Dy doping from 0.1% to 5% gives a tripling in Gilbert damping, and more importantly a strongly enhanced anisotropic damping that can be qualitatively understood through the slow-relaxing impurity model. X-ray magnetic circular dichroism measurements show a pronounced suppression of the orbital moment of the Fe with Dy doping, leading to an almost threefold drop in the orbital to spin moment ratio, ml/ms. Doping with Dy can therefore be used to control both dynamic and static properties of thin ferromagnetic films for improved performance in spintronics device applications, mediated through the antiferromagnetic interaction of the 4f and 3d states

  17. Preparation of CaSO4:Dy by precipitation method to gamma radiation dosimetry

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    This paper presents the results of the preparation and characterization of dysprosium-doped calcium sulfate (CaSO4:Dy) phosphor, which was obtained by homogeneous precipitation from calcium acetate Ca(CH3COO-)2. Structural and morphological characteristics were studied using a scanning electronic microscope (SEM). The structure of all compounds was determined by X-ray diffraction method too. Thermoluminescence (TL) emission properties of CaSO4:Dy under gamma radiation effects were studied. This phosphor powder presented a TL glow curve with two peaks (Tmax) centered at around of 180 and 300 deg. C, respectively. The TL response of CaSO4:Dy as a function of gamma absorbed dose was linear in a wide range. Both emission and excitation spectra were also obtained. Results showed that this new preparation method of CaSO4:Dy TL phosphor is less expensive, cleaner and safer than the conventional preparation method.

  18. In situ production of brGDGTs in Lake Lugano

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    Weber, Yuki; Hopmans, Ellen C.; Schubert, Carsten; Simona, Marco; Sinninghe Damsté, Jaap S.; Lehmann, Moritz F.; Niemann, Helge

    2015-04-01

    Branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (brGDGTs) are bacterial membrane lipids that commonly occur in soils, as well as in sediments and suspended particulate matter (SPM) of lakes. The distribution of brGDGTs is related with temperature and pH, allowing their use as proxy indicators for the reconstruction of past climatic and environmental conditions. While transfer functions are well-established for brGDGTs derived from soils, still little is known about the links between the composition of aquatically produced brGDGTs and environmental parameters. Also the identity, ecology and carbon substrate of the aquatic source organisms are mostly unknown. We analyzed brGDGTs in the core- and intact polar lipid fractions of SPM from eutrophic Lake Lugano (Switzerland) using an advanced HPLC-MS method, capable of distinguishing between 5 methyl brGDGTs and the recently discovered 6 methyl brGDGT isomers. Our data show large variations in both the concentration and the relative abundances of brGDGTs throughout the water column, with most pronounced compositional changes right at the oxic/anoxic interface: A novel brGDGT isomer, which we discovered recently for the first time in sediments of another Swiss lake (Lake Hinterburg) and which is probably intrinsic to lacustrine environments, occurs exclusively in the anoxic monimolimnion but neither in the oxic mixolimnion nor in catchments soils of Lake Lugano. Furthermore, the brGDGT distribution in the lake's mixolimnion also differs from that in the catchment. This indicates that the brGDGTs present in the water column are dominantly autochthonous and that several distinct brGDGT-producing bacterial communities with different redox requirements can co-exist within the same lake system. Hence, our results provide new insights into the sources and distribution of brGDGTs in lacustrine environments, with important implications for the use of brGDGT-based proxies in paleolimnological studies.

  19. Genotoxic and cytotoxic damage by the therapeutic radiopharmaceutical [166Dy]Dy/166Ho-EDTMP as in vivo generator system

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    In patients with leukemias and multiple myeloma, the cure can be obtained to inclination of a bone marrow transplant (m.o.), for that which one is used a combination of external radiotherapy and chemotherapy with the consequent toxicity to healthy organs. The complex [166Dy]Dy/166Ho-ethylenediaminetetramethylenephosphonate ([166Dy]Dy/166Ho-EDTMP) it forms a generator system in vivo stable with bony selective likeness in mice therefore, this it could work as a therapeutic radiopharmaceutical for bone marrow ablation. The objective of this original work was to determine the genotoxic and cytotoxic damage produced by the [166Dy]Dy/166Ho-EDTMP like a generator system in vivo by means of the reticulocytes reduction (RET) and micronucleus elevation in reticulocytes (RET-MN) in peripheral blood and to evaluate its myeloablative potential for histopathologic studies. It was irradiated 166Dy2O3 enriched and it was add in form 166DyCI3 to the EDTMP in a softening media of phosphates (pH 8), the optimal molar relationship 166Dy: EDTMP was 1.7:1 and the radiochemical purity was evaluated by ITLC. The Dy:EDTMP complexes, non radioactive, its were prepared in the same way with non irradiated dysprosium oxide. A group of BALB/c mice was injected intraperitoneally with the radiopharmaceutical and two groups of control mice were injected with the non radioactive complex and with sodium chloride 0.9% respectively. Before injecting each one of the solutions it was take a basal sample of peripheral blood of the mouse tail and each 48 h post-injection during 12 d. The animals were sacrificed to obtain the organs of interest and to determine the radioactivity in each one. The femur was used for the histopathologic studies. The quantification of the frequency of RET and RET-MN was carried out by flow cytometry of the sanguine samples and the Monte Carlo code MCNP4B for the dosimetry calculations was used. The radiochemical purity was 99% and in average the specific activity was of 1

  20. Multiple superhyperfine fields in a {DyFe2Dy} coordination cluster revealed using bulk susceptibility and (57)Fe Mössbauer studies.

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    Peng, Yan; Mereacre, Valeriu; Anson, Christopher E; Powell, Annie K

    2016-08-01

    A [DyFeDy(μ3-OH)2(pmide)2(p-Me-PhCO2)6] coordination cluster, where pmideH2 = N-(2-pyridylmethyl)iminodiethanol, has been synthesized and the magnetic properties studied. The dc magnetic measurements reveal dominant antiferromagnetic interactions between the metal centres. The ac measurements reveal zero-field quantum tunnelling of the magnetisation (QTM) which can be understood, but not adequately modelled, in terms of at least three relaxation processes when appropriate static (dc) fields are applied. To investigate this further, (57)Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy was used and well-resolved nuclear hyperfine structures could be observed, showing that on the Mössbauer time scale, without applied field or else with very small applied fields, the iron nuclei experience three or more superhyperfine fields arising from the slow magnetisation reversal of the strongly polarized fields of the Dy(III) ions. PMID:27424877

  1. Development of Li compound embedded with CaSO4:Dy TL pellet for neutron measurement

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    Personal neutron dosimetry is quite a difficult area because a neutron is always accompanied with gamma radiation, which is required of a the capability for mixed field dosimetry. CaSO4: Dy phosphor is known to have a very high sensitivity to gamma, but the neutron capture cross section of the constituents of CaSO4:Dy are so small that the interactions between the thermal neutron and the phosphor are rare. One method to improve the neutron interaction is by introducing an impurity ion with a large thermal neutron captures cross section into the phosphor to act as a neutron target centre such as 6Li. In neutron-gamma mixed radiation fields, if two detectors for the 6Li-7Li compounds embedded CaSO4:Dy TL pellets are used, a 6Li-compound embedded pellet can detect the neutron and gamma radiation together, and the other pellet can only detect the gamma radiation. Recently Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KEARI) has developed a new type of CaSO4:Dy TL materials embedded with phosphorous (KCT-300) to detect beta and gamma radiation with a very high sensitivity. This paper presents the development of CaSO4:Dy TL pellets embedded with 6Li compound for a thermal neutron measurement, and the detection method of the neutron and gamma dose in mixed fields with CaSO4:Dy TL pellets embedded with a 6Li compound(KCT-306) and CaSO4:Dy TL pellets embedded with a 7Li compound(KCT-307) is introduced. The net neutron sensitivity of CaSO4:Dy TL pellets embedded with 6Li compound developed in this study is about 2 times higher than that of the TLD-600 (Harshaw Co.) dosimeter which is available in the open market

  2. Thermoluminescent dosimetric comparison for two different MgB4O7:Dy production routes

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    There are several routes employed for the production of synthetic magnesium tetraborate, for example, sol–gel method, combustion, wet reaction synthesis, solid-state route and precipitation (crystal growth). The most commonly used synthesis methods are the wet reaction (precipitation) and solid-state synthesis; both production routes are efficient, but is very difficult to find a direct comparison for them. The present work proposes a direct comparison of both production routes used for magnesium tetraborate synthesis for thermoluminescent (TL) dosimetry. In this work, MgB4O7:Dy was prepared by both methods, wet reaction or precipitation-route 1, and solid-state synthesis -route 2, with the same amount of dopant (0.1%). In the first part of work, the crystalline phases were confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and it was observed that MgB4O7:Dy can be obtained satisfactorily through both routes, although a very intense crystalline phase of H3BO3 for the powder produced through route 1 was observed. The dose response curve of MgB4O7 pellets (produced for both routes) presents linear behavior when the materials are irradiated with 60Co in the dose range of 10–100 Gy. The results showed that both methods produce MgB4O7:Dy efficiently; however, solid-state synthesis produces MgB4O7:Dy more sensitive to gamma radiation. - Highlights: • High doses dosimetry with MgB4O7:Dy. • Some differences about two different routes of MgB4O7:Dy. • Wet reaction and solid state synthesis routes for MgB4O7:Dy production. • The MgB4O7:Dy pellets produced by solid state present some advantages

  3. Application of traditional knowledge to create indigo-dyed fabric products in Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand

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    Chanitsara Duangbubpa; Songkoon Chantachon; Nuananong Pratumnet

    2015-01-01

    Indigo fabric is created by dying silk or cotton with color from the true indigo plant (Indigofera tinctoria) and is a valuable commodity in Northeastern Thai communities. This is a qualitative investigation with two principal research aims: 1) To study the history and background of indigo-dyed fabric in Sakon Nakhon Province; 2) To study the current conditions and application of traditional knowledge in creating indigo-dyed fabric in Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand. Data for this...

  4. An evaluation of photodegradation inhibitors in the conservation of naturally dyed historic silks.

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    2008-01-01

    Photodegradation of naturally dyed historic silks is a problem that confronts many museums. It continues as long as the objects are displayed, as both ultraviolet and visible light are capable of causing degradation. Degradation may be seen in the fading of the dyes and in the loss of textile strength. Five photodegradation inhibitors were tested on silk dyed with natural red dyes and dye combinations in order to evaluate their ability to increase the light fastness. The selected additives be...

  5. Research on the properties of dope-dyed bamboo pulp staple fibers

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    Zhang, Y. J.

    2016-07-01

    In order to understand the properties of the dope-dyed bamboo pulp staple fibers, the moisture regains, tensile properties, friction properties and electrical conductivity of them and the white bamboo pulp fiber were tested, compared and analyzed. The results show that the moisture regains of the dope-dyed bamboo pulp fibers are smaller than the white bamboo pulp fiber's, whereas their friction coefficients, breaking strengths and elongations and mass ratio resistances are a bit larger.

  6. An Undecanuclear Ferrimagnetic Cu9Dy2 Single Molecule Magnet Achieved through Ligand Fine-Tuning.

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    Kühne, Irina A; Kostakis, George E; Anson, Christopher E; Powell, Annie K

    2016-05-01

    We describe the concept of increasing the nuclearity of a previously reported high-spin Cu5Gd2 core using a "fine-tuning" ligand approach. Thus, two Cu9Ln2 coordination clusters, with Ln = Dy (1) and Gd (2), were synthesized with the Gd compound having a ground spin state of (17)/2 and the Dy analogue showing single-molecule-magnet behavior in zero field. PMID:27096219

  7. Influence of methoxy-substituents on the strength of BrBr type II halogen bonds in bromobenzoic acid

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    Raffo, Pablo A.; Marcolongo, Juan P.; Funes, Alejandro V.; Slep, Leonardo D.; Baggio, Ricardo F.; Cukiernik, Fabio D.

    2016-03-01

    4-bromo-3,5-di(methoxy)benzoic acid (I) crystallizes in the monoclinic C2/c space group, a = 22.3405 (6) Å, b = 4.85142 (14) Å, c = 18.1583 (5) Å, β = 93.086 (2)°. The crystal structure shows head-to-head dimeric units linked via type II BrBr interactions as well as Br … π and weak H-bonding interactions. The whole structure exhibits features similar to those of the parent 4-bromobenzoic acid (II), most notably the overall geometrical features involved in the BrBr type II interactions. Both structures display comparable C-BrBr angles (θ1 = 98.3 and 91.6° and θ2 = 163.0 and 163.5° for (I) and (II) respectively), but the BrBr distance is significantly shorter in (I) (3.58 Å) than in (II) (3.81 Å). QM computations provide the magnitude of the intermolecular interactions present in both (I) and (II), and allow disclosing the individual covalent and electrostatic contributions to the Br⋯Br halogen bond in terms of interaction energies, electrostatic potentials, and a molecular orbital (MO) analysis.

  8. Randnahe Kopfbolzen im Brückenbau

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    Kopfbolzen stellen ein bewährtes und wirtschaftliches Verbindungsmittel zwischen einem Bauteil aus Stahl und einem Bauteil aus Beton dar. Die randnahen Kopfbolzen weisen gegenüber dem häufigen Fall der randfernen Kopfbolzen einen geringen Abstand der Bolzenachse zur Betonoberfläche auf. Dadurch ergibt sich bei randnahen Kopfbolzen gegenüber randfernen Kopfbolzen ein geändertes Trag- und Ermüdungsverhalten der Verbundfuge, das insbesondere in Hinblick auf Ermüdung und damit der Anwendung im Br...

  9. Present status of TCA/BR Tokamak

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    The TCA tokamak is being partially reconstructed and reassembled in the Plasma Laboratory of The University of Sao Paulo, and afterwards it will be named TCA/BR. The first discharges are expected by June/July of next year. The main scientific objectives envisaged for the machine are: Alfven wave heating and current drive, confinement improvement, disruptions and turbulence. In this paper we also describe: (i) the present status of the project; (ii) the diagnostic system; (iii) the control and data acquisition system; (iv) the RF system for the excitation of Alfven waves, that are being developed, and also the results of predictive transport simulations of its performance. (author)

  10. Sonochemical synthesis of Dy-doped ZnO nanostructures and their photocatalytic properties

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    Yayapao, Oranuch [Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand); Thongtem, Titipun, E-mail: ttpthongtem@yahoo.com [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand); Materials Science Research Center, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand); Phuruangrat, Anukorn, E-mail: phuruangrat@hotmail.com [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112 (Thailand); Thongtem, Somchai [Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand); Materials Science Research Center, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand)

    2013-11-05

    Highlights: •Undoped and Dy-doped ZnO used as photocatalysts. •They were synthesized by sonochemistry. •The promising materials for treatment of organic pollutants. -- Abstract: Dy-doped ZnO nanostructures were synthesized by a sonochemical method. The concentration effect of Dy on their phase, morphology, optical properties and photocatalytic activities was investigated. XRD patterns indicated that the as-synthesized 0–3% Dy-doped ZnO was hexagonal wurtzite structure. SEM and TEM show that the products were nanorods with their growth direction along the c axis. The photoluminescence spectrum of 3% Dy-doped ZnO, applied by Gaussian analysis, consists of three emission peaks at 376 nm, 448 nm and 487 nm. The photocatalytic activities of the as-synthesized products were determined from the degradation of methylene blue (C{sub 16}H{sub 18}N{sub 3}SCl) by UV radiation. In this research, the 3% Dy-doped ZnO showed the highest photocatalytic activity.

  11. Optical and Physical Properties of Bismuth Borate Glasses Doped With Dy3+

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    P. Limsuwan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This study reports on physical and optical properties of Dy3+ doped bismuth borate glass. The glasses containing Dy3+ in (70-xB2O3:30Bi2O3:xDy2O3 (where x = 0.0-2.5 mol% have been prepared by melt-quenching method. In order to understand the role of Dy2O3 in these glasses, the density, molar volume and optical spectra were investigated. The results show that molar volume of the glasses increase with the increasing of Dy2O3 concentration and consequently generating more non-bridging oxygen (NBOs into glass matrix. The absorption spectra of Dy3+ doped in bismuth borate glass correspond with several bands, which are assigned from the ground state, 6H15/2 to 6F3/2(761 nm, 6F5/2(806 nm, 6F7/2(907 nm, (6H7/2, 6F9/2(1099 nm, (6F11/2, 6H9/2 (1283 nm and 6H11/2(1695 nm. Moreover, the optical basicities were also theoretically determined.

  12. Physical and electrical characteristics of metal/Dy2O3/p-GaAs structure

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    This paper describes the effect of post-deposition annealing on the physical and electrical characteristics of high-k Dy2O3 dielectric films deposited at 250 °C on p-GaAs substrate by electron beam deposition under ultra vacuum. The morphological and structural features of Dy2O3 layer before and after postdeposition annealing were studied by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The surface topography analysis reveals that the Dy2O3 film is granular, and contains numerous contacts between columnar grains. While investigating the electrical properties Dy2O3 oxide, the current–voltage characteristics I(V) suggest a Poole–Frenkel (PF) type mechanism of carrier transport for as-deposited and annealed layers. A deviation from the PF leakage current course was found and attributed to the current carrier trapping. The ac impedance properties of the structures have been studied in a wide frequency range at different bias voltage. The Dy2O3 annealed exhibited excellent electrical properties such as small density of interface state and low leakage current. This phenomenon is attributed to a rather crystallized Dy2O3 structure and the reduction of the defects at the oxide/GaAs interface.

  13. Thermoluminescent response of CaSO4:Dy+PTFE induced by X-ray beams

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    The aim of the present work was to evaluate the feasibility of the utilization of CaSO4:Dy pellets for X-ray measurements in a general radiology department. Thermoluminescence (TL) response of CaSO4:Dy+PTFE was compared to the TL response of commercial LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-100) samples. TL pellets were exposed to X-ray beam from X-ray machine CMR for clinical diagnosis purpose. The calibration curve of CaSO4:Dy+PTFE was obtained and it showed a linear response as a function of absorbed dose in air at the studied dose interval. Despite this fact, this material can be used for X-ray beams measurements if appropriate calibration procedures are performed. - Highlights: ► Developing of CaSO4:Dy to quasimono-energetic X-ray low energy dosimetry. ► Thermoluminescent response of caSO4:Dy to X-ray low dose. ► TL characteristics of CaSO4:Dy for X-ray beam quality control.

  14. Luminescence studies of Dy{sup 3+} doped bismuth zinc borate glasses

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

    2014-02-15

    Glasses having composition of (100−x) (1Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}–1ZnO–1B{sub 2}O{sub 3})-xDy{sub 2}O{sub 3} (where x=0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 1 and 2 mol%) were prepared by melt quenching method and characterized through optical absorption, emission and decay curve measurements. Optical absorption spectra have been analyzed using Judd–Ofelt theory. Asymmetric ratio, the intensity ratio of yellow to blue transitions, has been calculated from the emission spectra to understand the symmetry around the Dy{sup 3+} ions in the glass matrix. The emission spectra have been analyzed in the framework of CIE 1931 chromaticity colour coordinates in order to find out the white light emission characteristics of the glasses. The decay curve measurements exhibit single exponential behaviour up to 1 mol% of Dy{sup 3+} ions whereas non exponential behaviour is observed for 2 mol% of Dy{sup 3+} ions. The non exponential curve has been fitted to the Inokuti–Hirayama model to understand the nature of energy transfer process. -- Highlights: • Luminescence quenching occurs at high concentration of Dy{sup 3+} ion. • The interaction between Dy{sup 3+} ions is of dipole–dipole type. • CIE chromaticity coordinates fall within the white light region.

  15. Anisotropic dependence of tune-out wavelength near Dy 741-nm transition

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    Kao, Wil; Burdick, Nathaniel Q; Lev, Benjamin L

    2016-01-01

    We report the first measurement of a tune-out wavelength for ground-state bosonic Dy and linearly polarized light. The tune-out wavelength measured is near the narrow-line 741-nm transition in $^{162}$Dy, and is the wavelength at which the total Stark shift of the ground state vanishes. We find that it strongly depends on the relative angle between the optical field and quantization axis due to Dy's large tensor polarizability. This anisotropy provides a wide, 22-GHz tunability of the tune-out frequency for linearly polarized light, in contrast to Rb and Cs whose near-infrared tune-out wavelengths do not exhibit large anisotropy. The measurements of the total light shift are performed by measuring the contrast of multipulse Kapitza-Dirac diffraction. The calculated wavelengths are within a few GHz of the measured values using known Dy electronic transition data. The lack of hyperfine structure in bosonic Dy implies that the tune-out wavelengths for the other bosonic Dy isotopes should be related to this $^{16...

  16. Enhanced thermoelectric performance in the Rashba semiconductor BiTeI through band gap engineering

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    Wu, Lihua; Yang, Jiong; Zhang, Tiansong; Wang, Shanyu; Wei, Ping; Zhang, Wenqing; Chen, Lidong; Yang, Jihui

    2016-03-01

    Rashba semiconductors are of great interest in spintronics, superconducting electronics and thermoelectrics. Bulk BiTeI is a new Rashba system with a giant spin-split band structure. 2D-like thermoelectric response has been found in BiTeI. However, as optimizing the carrier concentration, the bipolar effect occurs at elevated temperature and deteriorates the thermoelectric performance of BiTeI. In this paper, band gap engineering in Rashba semiconductor BiTeI through Br-substitution successfully reduces the bipolar effect and improves the thermoelectric properties. By utilizing the optical absorption and Burstein-Moss-effect analysis, we find that the band gap in Rashba semiconductor BiTeI increases upon bromine substitution, which is consistent with theoretical predictions. Bipolar transport is mitigated due to the larger band gap, as the thermally-activated minority carriers diminish. Consequently, the Seebeck coefficient keeps increasing with a corresponding rise in temperature, and thermoelectric performance can thus be enhanced with a ZT  =  0.5 at 570 K for BiTeI0.88Br0.12.

  17. Enhanced thermoelectric performance in the Rashba semiconductor BiTeI through band gap engineering

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    Rashba semiconductors are of great interest in spintronics, superconducting electronics and thermoelectrics. Bulk BiTeI is a new Rashba system with a giant spin–split band structure. 2D-like thermoelectric response has been found in BiTeI. However, as optimizing the carrier concentration, the bipolar effect occurs at elevated temperature and deteriorates the thermoelectric performance of BiTeI. In this paper, band gap engineering in Rashba semiconductor BiTeI through Br-substitution successfully reduces the bipolar effect and improves the thermoelectric properties. By utilizing the optical absorption and Burstein–Moss-effect analysis, we find that the band gap in Rashba semiconductor BiTeI increases upon bromine substitution, which is consistent with theoretical predictions. Bipolar transport is mitigated due to the larger band gap, as the thermally-activated minority carriers diminish. Consequently, the Seebeck coefficient keeps increasing with a corresponding rise in temperature, and thermoelectric performance can thus be enhanced with a ZT  =  0.5 at 570 K for BiTeI0.88Br0.12. (paper)

  18. Dyed film dosimeters based on methyl orange dyed poly(vinyl alcohol) or poly(vinyl butyral) for high dose applications

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    Complete text of publication follows. Dyed polymer films, prepared by simple technique if casting aqueous solution of PVA or PVB, containing methyl orange on horizontal glass are useful for high dose dosimetry. These films are bleached when exposed to gamma radiation. Different concentrations of chloral hydrate were added to a dyed polymer film to control the useful dose range of application. The radiation chemical yield G(value) was calculated for both PVA and PVB films. Temperature during irradiation was studied as well as the effect of humidity. These films are highly stable before and after irradiation under different storage conditions

  19. Conductimetric measurements of diluted aqueous solutions of DyCl{sub 3}; Mesures conductimetriques de DyCl{sub 3} en solutions aqueuses diluees

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    Fourest, B.; David, F. [Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (France). Inst. de Physique Nucleaire; Bury, R. [Paris-6 Univ., 75 (France); Morss, L. [Argonne National Lab., IL (US); M`Halla, J. [Faculte des Sciences et Techniques, Monastir (TN)

    1991-12-31

    Linear extrapolation of experimental data obtained on low concentration mixtures DyCl{sub 3} + HCl allows the determination of dysprosium limit equivalent conductibility, which is 62.9 {+-} 0.7 {Omega}{sup -1} cm{sup 2} eq{sup -1}. Experiments on very diluted DyCl{sub 3} in pure water evidences a slight hydrolysis of the cation, the first constant is estimated to be about 6.10{sup -8} M (pK = 7.2 {+-} 0.5) by using the Onsager-Kim law on electrolyte mixtures.

  20. OntheDiophantineequation 3 2x ﹢8=Dy%关于Diophantine方程32x ﹢8=Dy

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    占金虎; 朱熙

    2015-01-01

    Let D be an odd prime.Proofed that if ( ﹚( ﹚D=3 8k﹢3 8k﹢4 ﹢1 ,where k is a nonnegative integer,then the equation 3 2x ﹢8=Dy has no positive integer.%证明了当D为奇素数,且(﹚(﹚D=38k﹢38k﹢4﹢1(其中:k是非负整数)时,方程x3﹢8=2Dy 无正整数解。

  1. Stereoselective synthesis of 2,3-unsaturated-O-glycosides promoted by TeBr4

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    The use of a catalytic amount of tellurium(IV) tetrabromide to promote the O-glycosylation of glycals to yield 2,3-unsaturated-O-glycosides is described. The desired compounds were obtained in good yields and high α-selectivity. (author)

  2. Electrochemical behaviors of Dy(III) and its co-reduction with Al(III) in molten LiCl-KCl salts

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    In this work, the electrochemical behaviors of Dy(III) and its co-reduction with Al(III) on an inert tungsten electrode was investigated in LiCl-KCl molten salts at the temperature of 773 K by using cyclic voltammetry (CV), chronopotentiometry (CP) and square wave voltammetry (SWV) techniques. The results showed that the reduction of Dy(III) ions in LiCl-KCl salts is a reversible diffusion controlled process through a one-step reaction: Dy(III) + 3e− ↔ Dy(0). The diffusion coefficient of Dy(III) ions was calculated by both the CV and CP methods. Furthermore, the co-reduction of Al(III) and Dy(III) ions on the inert tungsten electrode allows Dy(III) ions to be reduced at a more positive potential through forming Al-Dy alloys. The concentration ratio of Al(III) cations to Dy(III) cations has a large impact on the formation of Al-Dy alloys. In a Dy(III) ion rich system, three signals attributed to the formation of Al-Dy intermetallic compounds were observed in CV and SWV analyses, while only two signals corresponding to Al-Dy intermetallic compounds were observed in the Dy(III) ion poor system. Potentiostatic and galvanostatic electrolyses performed on an aluminum electrode identified the co-reduction by the formation of one (Al3Dy) and two Al-Dy alloys (Al3Dy, AlDy), respectively. Finally, the electrolysis products were characterized by the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) coupled with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses

  3. The Preparation and Photoluminescence Properties of Fluorosilicate Glass Ceramics Containing CeF3:Dy3+ Nanocrystals

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    Ce3+ and Dy3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glasses and glass ceramics containing CeF3 nanocrystals are prepared in a reducing atmosphere. XRD measurements and the calculated lattice parameters suggest that Dy3+ ions are incorporated with precipitated CeF3 nanocrystals along with a rise in the Dy3+ concentration or an increase in the annealing temperature. The glass ceramics emit white light close to the CIE coordinates of (0.3,0.3), derived from a combination of Ce3+ and Dy3+ emission. The CIE chromaticity coordinates of the Ce3+ and Dy3+ co-doped glass ceramics can be tuned by varying the ratio of Ce3+/Dy3+, while the luminescence intensity can be enhanced by heat treatment above 620°C. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)

  4. Dy-DTPA-BMA as an indicator of tissue viability in MR imaging. An experimental study in the pig

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    The aim of this study was to investigate whether dysprosium (Dy) induced signal intensity (SI) loss in infarcted tissue in MR imaging. Myocardial infarction was induced in 12 pigs and Dy-DTPA-BMA (1.0 mmol/kg b.w.) was administered i.v. to 6 pigs 4 hours after occlusion and allowed to accumulate in the infarctions of 2 hours. Dy was analysed by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry in infarcted and non-ischaemic tissue samples. The remaining 6 pigs, not administered contrast medium, served as controls. The infarctions demonstrated a high SI in the proton density- and T2-weighted sequences in both groups (ex vivo), although the Dy-DTPA-BMA group demonstrated a 3-fold greater concentration of Dy in infarcted compared with non-ischaemic myocardium. The lack of SI loss after Dy accumulation indicates that susceptibility effects are minor or absent in infarcted myocardium. (orig.)

  5. Ozone Depletion Potential of CH3Br. Appendix H

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    Ko, Malcolm K. W.; Sze, Nien Dak; Scott, Courtney; Rodriguez, Jose M.; Weisenstein, Debra K.; Sander, Stanley P.

    1998-01-01

    The ozone depletion potential (ODP) of methyl bromide (CH3Br) can be determined by combining the model-calculated bromine efficiency factor (BEF) for CH3Br and its atmospheric lifetime. This paper examines how changes in several key kinetic data affect BEF. The key reactions highlighted in this study include the reaction of BrO + HO2, the absorption cross section of HOBr, the absorption cross section and the photolysis products of BrONO2, and the heterogeneous conversion of BrONO2 to HOBr and HNO3 on aerosol particles. By combining the calculated BEF with the latest estimate of 0.7 year for the atmospheric lifetime of CH3Br, the likely value of ODP for CH3Br is 0.39. The model-calculated concentration of HBr (approx. 0.3 pptv) in the lower stratosphere is substantially smaller than the reported measured value of about 1 pptv. Recent publications suggested models can reproduce the measured value if one assumes a yield for HBr from the reaction of BrO + OH or from the reaction of BrO + HO2. Although the evaluation concluded any substantial yield of HBr from BrO + HO2 is unlikely, for completeness, we calculate the effects of these assumed yields on BEF for CH3Br. Our calculations show that the effects are minimal: practically no impact for an assumed 1.3% yield of HBr from BrO + OH and 10% smaller for an assumed 0.6% yield from BrO + HO2.

  6. X-ray standing wave study of CdTe/MnTe/CdTe(001) heterointerfaces

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    Boulliard, Jean-Claude; Capelle, Bernard; Gualandris, Stéphane; Lifchitz, Alain; Cibert, Joel; Tatarenko, Serge

    1997-01-01

    The x-ray standing wave method is used to investigate some crystallographic features of the first stages of growth of ultrathin pseudomorphic MnTe(001) strained layers buried in CdTe on CdTe(001) substrates. Experiments with 004 and 113 reflecting planes show evidence of the presence of both MnTe clusters and diluted CdMnTe alloy.

  7. BR2 reactor: medical and industrial applications

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    The radioisotopes are produced for various applications in the nuclear medicine (diagnostic, therapy, palliation of metastatic bone pain), industry (radiography of welds ...), agriculture (radiotracers ...) and basic research. Due to the availability of high neutron fluxes (thermal neutron flux up to 1015 n/cm2.s), the BR2 reactor is considered as a major facility through its contribution for a continuous supply of products such as 99Mo (99mTc), 131I, 133Xe, 192Ir, 186Re, 90Sm, 131Y, 32P, 188W (188Re), 203Hg, 82Br, 41Ar, 125I, 177Lu, 89Sr, 60Co, 169Yb, 147Nd, ... Neutron Transmutation Doped (NTD) silicon is produced for the semiconductor industry in the SIDONIE (Silicon Doping by Neutron Irradiation Experiment) facility, which is designed to continuously rotate and traverse the silicon through the neutron flux. These combined movements produce exceptional dopant homogeneity in batches of silicon measuring 4 and 5-inches in diameter by up to 750 mm in length

  8. Brändi ja sen kehittäminen : Bränditutkimus ja brändinkehittämisehdotuksia kauppakeskus Elolle

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    Kumanto, Sofia

    2015-01-01

    Tämä työn tarkoituksena oli tutkia kauppakeskus Elon asiakkaiden brändimielikuvaa Elosta ja vastauksien perusteella koota brändinkehittämisehdotuksia. Tavoitteena on käyttää näitä tuloksia lisäämään kauppakeskus Elon johdon tietoa Elon brändistä heidän asiakkaiden näkökulmasta. Lisäksi tavoitteena on auttaa tämän tiedon ja työn sisältämien brändikehittämisehdotuksien pohjalta kehittämään Elon brändiä ja näin saada houkuteltua lisää asiakkaita kauppakeskukseen. Johdannossa esitellään kaup...

  9. The B(1/2 2P3/2) --> X(1/2 2Sigma + ) transition in XeBr

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    Clevenger, Jason O.; Tellinghuisen, Joel

    1995-12-01

    The B(1/2 2P3/2)→X(1/2 2Σ+) transition in XeBr is recorded at high resolution, using a CCD array detector to record spectra from Tesla discharge sources containing isotopically pure 136Xe with 81Br2 or 79Br2. The high signal/noise capabilities of the detector permit the measurement of discrete vibrational structure in this system, which has normally been treated as a purely bound-free transition. The assignments comprise 119 υ'-υ″ bands for 136Xe81Br and 86 for 136Xe79Br, spanning υ'=0-33 and υ″=0-16. The van der Waals ground state is analyzed through fits to the customary polynomials in (υ+1/2) and to near-dissociation expansions. Franck-Condon calculations are used to locate the X-state potential on the internuclear axis relative to the B state, which is modeled as a Rittner potential. The following fundamental spectroscopic constants (units cm-1, for 136Xe81Br) are obtained from the analysis: Te'=35 863.2, ωe'=135.72, ωexe'=0.32, ωe″=25.7, ωexe″=0.62. The ground state has a dissociation energy De″=254±2 cm-1 and supports 24 bound vibrational levels.

  10. Preparation and some properties of actinide (III) and lanthanide (III) oxide halides, and the enthalpies of formation of PuBr3(S) and PuI3(s)

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    Reactions between actinide (Np, Pu) and lanthanide (La, Nd, Gd, Dy, Tb, Er) trihalides and antimony sesquioxide at 400-700 deg C in vacuo yield the corresponding oxide halides, MOX (X=variously Cl, Br, I). Attempts to prepare UOCl and UOI by similar reactions have been unsuccessful, the identified products being uranium dioxide and unchanged trihalide. Infrared spectral data are reported for the oxide halides together with unit cell dimensions for ErOI. Enthalpies of formation determined for PuBr3(s) and PuI3(s) from solution calorimetry are -793.3+-1.9 kJ mole-1 and -579.8+-2.7 kJ mole -1, respectively

  11. Growth and process optimization of GdTe and GdZnTe polycrystalline films for high efficiency solar cells

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    Rohatgi, A.; Sundharsanan, R.; Ringel, S.A.; MacDougal, M.H. (Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta (USA). School of Electrical Engineering Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (USA). Microelectronics Research Center)

    1991-05-01

    Polycrystalline CdTe solar cells with efficiencies of approximately 10% were achieved by metal organic chemical vapor deposition growth of CdTe on glass/SnO{sub 2}/CdS substrates. An in situ pre-heat treatment of the CdS substrate at 450deg C in an H{sub 2} ambient was found to be essential for high performance devices because it removes oxygen-related defects on the CdS surface. This heat treatment also results in a cadmium-deficient CdS surface which may, in part, limit the CdTe cell efficiency to 10% owing to cadmium vacancy related interface defects. The CdCl{sub 2} treatment used in CdTe cell processing was found to promote grain growth, reduce series resistance and interface state density, and change the dominant current transport mechanism from thermally assisted tunneling and recombination via interface states to recombination in the depletion region. These beneficial effects resulted in an increase in the CdTe/CdS cell efficiency from around 2% to approximately 9%. In addition to the CdTe cells, polycrystalline 1.7 eV CdZnTe films were grown by molecular beam epitaxy for tandem cell applications. CdZnTe/CdS cells processed using the standard CdTe cell fabrication procedure resulted in 4.4% efficiency, high series resistance, and a band gap shift to 1.55 eV. Formation of Zn-O at and near the CdZnTe surface was found to be the source of high contact resistance. A saturated dichromate etch instead of the Br{sub 2}:CH{sub 3}OH etch prior to contact deposition was found to solve the contact resistance problem. The CdCl{sub 2} treatment was identified to be the cause of the observed band gap shift owing to the preferred formation of ZnCl{sub 2}. A model for the band gap shift along with a possible solution using an overpressure of ZnCl{sub 2} in the annealing ambient is proposed. Development of a sintering aid which promotes grain growth and preserves the optimum 1.7 eV band gap is shown to be the key to successful wide gap CdZnTe cells. (orig.).

  12. Thermodynamic investigations of CdTe-HgTe solid solutions

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    Nasar, A.; Shamsuddin, M. (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Banaras Hindu Univ., Varanasi (India))

    1991-08-10

    The activity of CdTe in pseudobinary CdTe-HgTe solid solution (with CdTe added in 10 mol.% increments) has been determined in the temperature range 735-840 K by an electrochemical technique using LiCl-KCl+5 wt.% CdCl{sub 2} as the molten salt electrolyte. The activity of HgTe has been calculated by Gibbs-Duhem integration using the {alpha} function. From the e.m.f. values measured at different temperatures, various partial and excess thermodynamic quantities, namely {Delta}anti G{sup M}{sub CdTe}, {Delta}anti H{sup M}{sub CdTe}, {Delta}anti S{sup XS}{sub CdTe}, {Delta}anti G{sup XS}{sub CdTe} and {Delta}anti S{sup XS}{sub CdTe}, have been obtained. The corresponding thermodynamic parameters for HgTe have also been computed. The integral molar properties of the solid solutions have been estimated from the partial quantities of the two components, CdTe and HgTe. (orig.).

  13. Structure and magnetic properties of hot deformed Nd2Fe14B magnets doped with DyHx nanoparticles

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    Wang, C. G.; Yue, M.; Zhang, D. T.; Liu, W. Q.; Zhang, J. X.

    2016-04-01

    Commercial NdFeB powders mixed with DyHx nanoparticles are hot pressed and hot deformed into anisotropic magnets by Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS). The hot deformed magnet exhibits strong c-axis crystallographic texture. The coercivity of the magnet doped with 1.0 wt% DyHx is increased by 66.7%, compared with the magnet without DyHx, while the remanence decreases only by 3%. TEM observation shows that there exists a continuous (Nd,Dy)2Fe14B layer between Nd-rich phase and NdFeB main phase.

  14. Brändi mielikuvien luojana : Case:IKU

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    Perkiö, Markus

    2012-01-01

    Brändi terminä on yleistynyt puhekielessä viimeisten vuosikymmenien aikana. Brändiä käytetään kuvaamaan esineitä, asioita, yrityksiä, ihmisiä tai ideologiaa. Tässä opinnäytetyössä perehdyttiin brändiin ilmiönä, brändin luomiseen sekä sen erottumiseen kilpailijoistaan. Opinnäytetyössä tarkasteltiin brändiä työkaluna uuden artistin esille tuomisessa kohderyhmälleen sekä suurelle yleisölle. Vaikka brändi termiä käytetään hyvin laajasti puhekielessä, se usein liitetään virheellisesti johonkin...

  15. Yrityksen brändi-imago ja -identiteetti

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    Anttonen, Jaakko

    2008-01-01

    Tämä opinnäytetyö käsittelee brändiä, brändi-imagoa ja -identiteettiä. Opinnäytetyö tehtiin Viikko-Häme Oy:n toimeksiantona. Opinnäytetyön tutkimusongelma oli selvittää, millaisia sanomalehti Viikko-Hämeen tämänhetkiset brändi-imago ja brändi-identiteetti ovat ja miten niitä voisi kehittää. Brändi on yritys, tuote tai palvelu, jolla on jonkinlaista lisäarvoa kuluttajalle, minkä vuoksi se erottuu edukseen markkinoilla. Vahva ja tunnettu brändi herättää kuluttajassa luottamusta ja on näin lupau...

  16. SOFC brændselsceller i et intelligent elnet

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    Hjelm, Johan

    2015-01-01

    SOFC brændselsceller kan være med til at skabe balance i elnettet i takt med at elproduktionen i stigende grad baseres på sol og vind. Brændselscellerne kan kobles til naturgasnettet og på sigt bruge forskellige former for VE-gasser som brændstof.......SOFC brændselsceller kan være med til at skabe balance i elnettet i takt med at elproduktionen i stigende grad baseres på sol og vind. Brændselscellerne kan kobles til naturgasnettet og på sigt bruge forskellige former for VE-gasser som brændstof....

  17. Corrosion inhibition performance of a ionic liquid surfactant Br

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    Jing LIU; Dishun ZHAO; LIU, RAN; Wang, Ming; Peibing REN

    2016-01-01

    In order to study the novel green organic mercury-substituting inhibitors, the ionic liquid surfactant 1-methyl-3-dodecyl imidazole bromide ( Br) is synthesized with N-methyl imidazole and 1-bromodecane as raw materials. The corrosion inhibition of Br for zinc in zinc-manganese batteries is investigated using electrochemical methods and weight loss methods. The results show that corrosion inhibition efficiency increases with the increase of the concentration of Br, and when the concentration ...

  18. Brüssel Euroopa pealinnaks? / Ülar Mark

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    Mark, Ülar, 1968-

    2009-01-01

    Brüsseli Euroopa kvartali planeerimisvõistlusest, mille peakorraldaja oli Brüsseli pealinna piirkond koos Brüsseli linna ja Euroopa Komisjoniga. Eestist osales žüriis arhitekt Ülar Mark. Meeskonna Atelier Christian de Portzamparc võidutööst ja teiste teise vooru pääsenud nelja meeskonna (JDS / Julien De Smedt Architects, OMA / Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Xaveer De Geyter Architect, Fletcher Priest Architects) töödest

  19. Thermodynamic modeling of the RE–Pb (RE = Sc, Dy, Gd) systems

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    Iddaoudi, A., E-mail: iddaoudi19@gmail.com [Laboratoire de Thermodynamique et Energétique, LTE, Université Ibn-Zohr, B.P. 8106 Agadir (Morocco); Servant, C., E-mail: colette.servant@orange.fr [Laboratoire de Physicochimie de l’Etat Solide, ICMMO, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Selhaoui, N.; Kardellass, S.; Mahdouk, K.; Bouirden, L. [Laboratoire de Thermodynamique et Energétique, LTE, Université Ibn-Zohr, B.P. 8106 Agadir (Morocco)

    2014-03-15

    Highlights: • Rare earth (RE) and Pb alloys or compounds are interesting as magnetic materials. • The phase diagrams and thermodynamic properties of RE–Pb (RE = Sc, Dy, Gd) systems have been assessed. • The CALPHAD method was used with the Redlich–Kister model to optimize the solution phases. • A self-consistent set of thermodynamic parameters has been evaluated. • A good agreement was found between the calculation and experiments. -- Abstract: The phase diagrams and thermodynamic properties of RE–Pb (RE = Sc, Dy, Gd) systems have been assessed by means of the CALPHAD method. The solution phases (liquid, fcc, bcc and hcp) were described by the sublattice formalism and the excess term of the Gibbs energy with the Redlich–Kister equation. The stoichiometric intermetallic compounds (Sc{sub 5}Pb{sub 3}, Sc{sub 6}Pb{sub 5}, Dy{sub 5}Pb{sub 4}, DyPb, DyPb{sub 2}, DyPb{sub 3}, β-Gd{sub 5}Pb{sub 4}, α-Gd{sub 5}Pb{sub 4}, Gd{sub 11}Pb{sub 10}, Gd{sub 6}Pb{sub 7}, GdPb{sub 2} and GdPb{sub 2}) were modeled as line compounds. The non-stoichiometric Dy{sub 5}Pb{sub 3} and Gd{sub 5}Pb{sub 3} phases with a narrow homogeneity range were modeled using a two-sublattice model with substitution. A consistent set of the thermodynamic parameters leading to a reasonable agreement between the calculated results and literature data was obtained.

  20. Synthesis, characterization and optical properties of NH4Dy(PO3)4

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    Chemingui, S.; Ferhi, M.; Horchani-Naifer, K.; Férid, M.

    2014-09-01

    Polycrystalline powders of NH4Dy(PO3)4 polyphosphate have been grown by the flux method. This compound was found to be isotopic with NH4Ce(PO3)4 and RbHo(PO3)4. It crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/n with unit cell parameters a=10.474(6) Å, b=9.011(4) Å, c=10.947(7) Å and β=106.64(3)°. The title compound has been transformed to triphosphate Dy(PO3)3 after calcination at 800 °C. Powder X-ray diffraction, infrared and Raman spectroscopies and the differential thermal analysis have been used to identify these materials. The spectroscopic properties have been investigated through absorption, excitation, emission spectra and decay curves of Dy3+ ion in both compounds at room temperature. The emission spectra show the characteristic emission bands of Dy3+ in the two compounds, before and after calcination. The integrated emission intensity ratios of the yellow to blue (IY/IB) transitions and the chromaticity properties have been determined from emission spectra. The decay curves are found to be double-exponential. The non-exponential behavior of the decay rates was related to the resonant energy transfer as well as cross-relaxation between the donor and acceptor Dy3+ ions. The determined properties have been discussed as function of crystal structure of both compounds. They reveal that NH4Dy(PO3)4 is promising for white light generation but Dy(PO3)3 is potential candidates in field emission display (FED) and plasma display panel (PDP) devices.

  1. Spectral and thermal properties of Dy3+-doped NaGdTiO4 phosphors

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    Highlights: ► Dy3+-doped NaGdTiO4 phosphors were synthesized by a solid-state reaction method. ► The phosphors can be effectively excited by 281 nm ultraviolet light. ► Intense white light emission was observed. ► Energy transfer between Dy3+ was confirmed as electric dipole-dipole interaction. ► The crossover effect was responsible for the fluorescence temperature quenching. - Abstract: Dy3+-doped NaGdTiO4 phosphors were synthesized by a solid-state reaction method. The crystal structure, spectral properties and fluorescence quenching of the phosphors were systematically studied by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and spectroscopy. It was found that the phosphors can be effectively excited by 281 nm ultraviolet light, and intense white light emission was observed. The white light was generated by mixing blue (483 nm) and yellow (578 nm) emissions corresponding to the transitions from 4F9/2 to 6H15/2 and 6H13/2 levels of Dy3+. The electric dipole–dipole interaction between Dy3+ ions was identified as the main mechanism for the concentration dependent fluorescence quenching of 4F9/2 level. The CIE color coordinates of the phosphors were calculated to be (x = 0.3345, y = 0.3535) in the white region under 281 nm excitation, which is very close to the E point (energy equal point, x = 0.3333, y = 0.3333). In addition, the thermal quenching behavior of 4F9/2 level of Dy3+ was also discussed, and the crossover effect was confirmed to be the dominant physical mechanism responsible for the fluorescence temperature quenching of Dy3+ in NaGdTiO4 host.

  2. Brändin rakentaminen : case Dressing Mimia

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    Rinne, Helena

    2011-01-01

    Opinnäytetyö käsittelee sitä miten brändi rakennetaan ja mistä elementeistä brändikuva muodostuu. Tutkimuskohteena oli Dressing Mimia -tapahtuman brändikuva. Dressing Mimia -tapahtuma on poikkitaiteellinen muotinäytös ja cocktailtilaisuus, joka järjestetään kerran vuodessa Turussa. Työn tavoitteena oli selvittää millaisia mielikuvia tapahtuman asiakkailla on tapahtumasta sekä saada taustatietoa tapahtumassa kävijöistä. Tulosten perusteella voidaan kehittää Dressing Mimian brändiarvoa ja koota...

  3. Brändin kirkastaminen - esimerkki Aleksanterin teatteri

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    Lautamo, Jussi

    2011-01-01

    Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu Tiivistelmä Laurea Leppävaara Palvelujen tuottaminen ja johtaminen Lautamo, Jussi Brändin kirkastaminen – esimerkki Aleksanterin teatteri Vuosi 2011 Sivumäärä 57 Yrityksen brändi ja sen rakentaminen ovat tänä päivänä asioita, joita menestyvä yritys ei voi jättää huomioimatta. Yrityksen brändin määritteleminen ja sen esiintuominen voivat olla ratkaisevia asioita yrityksen menestyksen kannalta. Brändinsä kautta yritys edustaa itseään markki...

  4. BrO measurements over the Eastern North-Atlantic

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    M. Martin

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the work presented here was to detect BrO in the marine boundary layer over the Eastern North-Atlantic by Multi AXis-Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (MAX-DOAS of scattered sunlight. With this technique, information about the concentration and the vertical profile of trace gases in the atmosphere can be gained. BrO can be formed in the marine atmosphere by degradation of biogenic organohalogens or by oxidation of bromide in sea salt aerosol. BrO influences the chemistry in marine air in many was, e.g. since it catalytically destroys ozone, changes the NO2/NO-ratio as well as the OH/HO2-ratio and oxidises DMS. However, the abundance and the significance of BrO in the marine atmosphere are not yet fully understood. <br>> We report on data collected during a ship cruise, which took place along the West African Coast in February 2007, within the framework of the Surface Ocean PRocesses in the ANthropocene project (SOPRAN. Tropospheric BrO could be detected during this cruise at peak mixing ratios of (10.2±3.7 ppt at an assumed layer height of 1 km on 18 February 2007. Furthermore, it was found that the mean BrO concentrations increased when cruising close to the African Coast suggesting that at least part of the BrO might have originated from the African coast.

  5. BrO measurements over the Eastern North-Atlantic

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    U. Platt

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the work presented here was to detect BrO in the marine boundary layer over the Eastern North-Atlantic by Multi AXis-Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (MAX-DOAS of scattered sunlight. With this technique, information about the concentration and the vertical profile of trace gases in the atmosphere can be gained. BrO can be formed in the marine atmosphere by degradation of biogenic organohalogens or by oxidation of bromide in sea salt aerosol. BrO influences the chemistry in marine air in many ways, e.g. since it catalytically destroys ozone, changes the NO2/NO-ratio as well as the OH/HO2-ratio and oxidises DMS. However, the abundance and the significance of BrO in the marine atmosphere is not yet fully understood. <br>> We report on data collected during a ship cruise, which took place along the West African Coast in February 2007, within the framework of the Surface Ocean PRocesses in the ANthropocene project (SOPRAN. Tropospheric BrO could be detected during this cruise at peak mixing ratios of (10.2±3.7 ppt at an assumed layer height of 1 km on 18 February 2007. Furthermore, it was found that the mean BrO concentrations increased when cruising close to the African Coast suggesting that at least part of the BrO might have originated from there.

  6. Kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med bröstcancer

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    2010-01-01

    Bakgrund: Bröstcancer utgör en tredjedel av all cancer som kvinnor drabbas av. Tidigare studier indikerar att kvinnor upplever mycket starka känslor kring sjukdomen bröstcancer och att de har drabbats av den. Tanken av att förlora ett bröst är en av punkterna som bringar mycket ångest och lidande. Syfte: Syftet med studien är att belysa kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med bröstcancer. Metod: En litteraturstudie med självbiografiska böcker har utförts. Studiens syfte har besvarats genom att t...

  7. Facile synthesis, structural characterization, and photoluminescence mechanism of Dy3+ doped YVO4 and Ca2+ co-doped YVO4:Dy3+ nano-lattices

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    Light plays a vital role in the evolution of life. From sunlight to candle-light and then to other form of lighting devices, human beings are utilizing light since time immemorial. Lighting devices such as conventional incandescent lamp and fluorescent lamp have been replaced by Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for the later is cheap, durable, etc. Now-a-days, phosphor converted LEDs have been burning issues in the fabrication of lighting devices. Especially, lanthanide ion(s) doped phosphors are of great interest for the same. However, doped phosphors have a limitation of luminescence quenching, i.e., instead of increasing luminescence on increasing dopant concentration, the luminescence decreases. Therefore, it must be rectified by one or other means so as to get maximum desirable intensity for uses in display or lighting devices. In the present work, YVO4:Dy3+ and YVO4:Dy3+/Ca2+ nano-lattices are synthesized by a facile technique. Structural characterizations such as x-ray diffraction, SEM, TEM, HRTEM, and Selected Area Electron Diffraction (SAED) of the samples are reported. Photoluminescence (PL) excitation and emission, enhanced mechanism, and lifetime are thoroughly discussed. PL intensity of the quenched YVO4:Dy3+ is made increased up to 432.63% by Ca2+ co-doping. Role of the Ca2+ on the luminescence enhanced mechanism of YVO4:Dy3+/Ca2+ is elucidated.

  8. MTR fuel testing in BR2

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    New fuel design for MTR 's requires to be qualified under representative conditions, that is geometry, neutron spectrum, heat flux and thermo hydraulic conditions. An irradiation device for fuel plates has been designed to derive the maximum benefit from the BR2 irradiation capacities. The fuel plates can be easily extracted from their support during a shutdown to undergo additional tests. One of these tests is the measurement of the thickness changes along the fuel plate. To that purpose, a facility in the reactor water pool has been designed to measure the fuel swelling with an accuracy of 5 μm using inductive probes. At SCK-CEN, the full range of destructive and non-destructive PIE can be performed, including γ-scanning, wet sipping, surface examination and other methods. (author)

  9. BR-100 spent fuel shipping cask development

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    Continued public acceptance of commercial nuclear power is contingent to a large degree on the US Department of Energy (DOE) establishing an integrated waste management system for spent nuclear fuel. As part of the from-reactor transportation segment of this system, the B ampersand W Fuel Company (BWFC) is under contract to the DOE to develop a spent-fuel cask that is compatible with both rail and barge modes of transportation. Innovative design approaches were the keys to achieving a cask design that maximizes payload capacity and cask performance. The result is the BR-100, a 100-ton rail/barge cask with a capacity of 21 PWR or 52 BWR ten-year cooled, intact fuel assemblies. 3 figs

  10. Yrityksen brändin kehittäminen : Medbit Oy:n brändiuudistus

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    Salminen, Valtteri

    2016-01-01

    Opinnäytetyö tehtiin toimeksiantona ICT-alalla toimivalle Medbit Oy:lle. Yritys teki brändiuudistuksen vuoden 2015 alkupuolella ja halusi selvittää, miten asiakkaat, yhteistyökumppanit ja henkilökunta ovat ottaneet uudistuksen vastaan. Opinnäytetyössä perehdyttiin bränditutkimuksen lisäksi tutkimuksen kannalta olennaisiin aiheisiin brändin teoriasta. Brändiä käsittelevän tietoperustan avulla selvitettiin, mitä brändillä tarkoitetaan, millainen on hyvä brändi ja mitä hyötyjä siitä on yrityksel...

  11. Investigation of complexes with bone affinity using the In vivo generator system 166 Dy/166 Ho

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    The importance of this original research lies in the fact that it has proven that the [166Dy]Dy/166Ho-EDTMP in vivo generator system is a stable complex that can be used as a therapeutic radiopharmaceutical. Multiple myeloma and other hematological malignancies have been treated by myeloablative radiotherapy/chemotherapy and subsequent stem cell transplantation. Bone-seeking radiopharmaceuticals such as 166Ho-DOTMP or 153Sm-DTMP, have been proposed for delivering ablative radiation doses to marrow in multiple myeloma and other hematological malignancies or have shown excellent results in palliative bone metastasis pain therapy, respectively. As lanthanides have similar chemical characteristics the phosphonate with bone affinity (EDTMP) labeled with Dy/Ho can be used for marrow ablation while causing minimal irradiation to normal organs. This in vivo generator system has not been previously reported. The aim of this research was to label EDTMP (ethylene diamine tetramethylene phosphonate) with 166Dy/166Ho; to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo stability of both 166Dy-EDTMP and 166Ho-EDTMP complexes when the daughter 166Ho is formed as a dysprosium decay product; to determine the bone marrow cytotoxic and genotoxic effect in mice and to evaluate, by histopathology, the myeloablative potential of the [166Dy]Dy/166Ho-EDTMP in vivo generator system. 166Dy was obtained by neutron irradiation of enriched 164Dy2O3 in a TRIGA Mark III reactor. Labeling was carried out in an aqueous phosphate medium at pH 8.0 by addition of 166DyCl3 to EDTMP at a molar ratio 1:1.75, with >99 % radiochemical purity, as determined by thin-layer chromatography (TLC) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). In vitro studies demonstrated that 166Dy/166Ho-EDTMP is unstable after dilution in saline but stable in human serum with no translocation of the daughter nucleus subsequent to β decay of 166Dy, which could release free 166Ho3+. Biodistribution in mice, after I.V. administration

  12. The thermoluminescence of BaF2:Dy

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    Barium fluoride doped with dysprosium has been found to exhibit intense thermoluminescence. The glow curve has dominant peaks at 1200C and 2500C. The two peaks are isolated sufficiently well that they may be instrumented separately using temperature discriminators. The 1200C peak is very bright and, since incandescence is trivial, can be used to measure exposures of a few microroentgen of energetic gamma rays. Where stability over long periods or at higher temperatures is required, the high temperature peak may be used. A low temperature trap exists at about 600C. The trap is effectively emptied in five minutes at room temperature. The 1200C trap is useful without correction for times after exposure up to three hours and can be corrected for fade for times up to 200 hours. The principle application of BaF2:Dy is in x-ray detection. It exhibits an overresponse of approximately 100 at 70 kev, providing high discrimination against energetic gamma rays and cosmic ray background. Supralinearity is observed in the 1200C trap for exposures of 10 R and above and in the 2500C trap for exposures of 1R and above. The material is useful with linearity correction up to 104R. Supralinearity can be annealed for re-use of the crystal by baking at 4000C for one hour. (author)

  13. Measurement of neutron capture cross-sections for 164Dy

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    The neutron capture cross sections of 164Dy were measured in the neutron energy region of 10 to 90 keV using the 3-MV Pelletron accelerator of the Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Pulsed keV neutrons were produced from the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction by bombarding a lithium target with the 1.5-ns bunched proton beam from the Pelletron accelerator. The incident neutron spectrum on a capture sample was measured by means of a TOF method with a 6Li-glass detector. Capture γ-rays were detected with a large anti-Compton NaI(Tl) spectrometer, employing a TOF method. A pulse-height weighting technique was applied to observed capture γ-ray pulse-height spectra to derive capture yields. The capture cross sections were obtained by using the standard capture cross sections of 197Au. The present results were compared with the previous measurements and the evaluated values of ENDF/B-VI

  14. Luminescent properties in films of ZrO{sub 2}: Dy; Propiedades luminiscentes en peliculas de ZrO{sub 2}: Dy

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    Martinez, R. C.; Guzman, J.; Rivera, T.; Ceron, P.; Montes, E.; Guzman, D. [IPN, Centro de Investigacion en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Unidad Legaria, Av. Legaria No. 694, Col. Irrigacion, 11500 Mexico D. F. (Mexico); Garcia H, M. [UNAM, Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico D. F. (Mexico); Falcony, C. [IPN, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados, Apdo. Postal 14-740, 07000 Mexico D. F. (Mexico); Azorin, J., E-mail: rodmarolm@yahoo.com [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapala, Av. San Rafael Atlixco 186, 09340 Mexico D. F. (Mexico)

    2014-08-15

    In this work the luminescent characterization of zirconium oxide (ZrO{sub 2}) films impure with dysprosium (Dy{sup +3}) is reported, obtained by means of the ultrasonics spray pyrolysis technique. The films were deposited on glass substrates (Corning), in a temperatures interval of 400 to 550 grades C, using as precursor elements Zirconium oxide chloride octahydrate (ZrOCl{sub 2}·8H{sub 2}O) and Dysprosium tri-chloride (DyCl{sub 3}), dissolved in deionized water, varying the concentration of the contaminated from the 1 to 20 atomic % with relationship to the zirconium in solution. The luminescent characterization was analyzed by means of photoluminescence and thermoluminescence. The photoluminescence results showed a spectrum with three maxima which correspond to the electronic transitions {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} - {sup 6}H{sub 15/2}, {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} - {sup 6}H{sub 13/2} and {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} - {sup 6}H{sub 11/2} characteristics of the Dy{sup 3+} ion. The thermoluminescence (Tl) response when being exposed to a monochrome UV beam in 240 nm showed a wide curve that exhibits a maxim centered in 200 grades C. The Tl response of ZrO{sub 2}:Dy in function of the dose was shown lineal in the interval of 24 mJ/cm{sup 2} to 432 mJ/cm{sup 2}. A study of the repeatability and dissipation of the ZrO{sub 2}:Dy Tl response is included. Considering the shown previous results we can conclude that the ZrO{sub 2} in film form obtained by spray pyrolysis has luminescent properties in 240 nm. (Author)

  15. Synthesis and luminescence characteristics of Dy{sup 3+} doped KLa(PO{sub 3}){sub 4}

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    Chemingui, S.; Ferhi, M., E-mail: ferhi.mounir@gmail.com; Horchani-Naifer, K.; Férid, M.

    2015-10-15

    Polycrystalline powders of KLa{sub (1−x)}Dy{sub x}(PO{sub 3}){sub 4} (x=0.5%, 1%, 5% and 10%) with linear chain have been grown by solid state reaction. The obtained powders are characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, FTIR and Raman spectroscopies. Emission, excitation spectra and decay curves analysis have been used to study the spectroscopic properties of Dy{sup 3+} in KLa(PO{sub 3}){sub 4}. The photoluminescence spectra show two characteristic blue and yellow bands of Dy{sup 3+}. The yellow-to-blue emission intensity ratios and CIE chromaticity coordinates have been determined from emission spectra to evaluate the emitted light as function of Dy{sup 3+} concentration. The measured decay rates for {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}→{sup 6}H{sub 15/2} deviated from exponential to non-exponential shape with increase of Dy{sup 3+} concentration. The observed non-exponential behavior of the decay curve has been fitted to Inokuti–Hirayama model, which indicates that the energy transfer between the donor and the acceptor is of dipole–dipole nature. The energy transfer, between the donor (excited Dy{sup 3+}) and the acceptor (unexcited Dy{sup 3+}), increases with Dy{sup 3+} ions concentration. - Highlights: • Polycrystalline powders of KLa{sub (1−x)}Dy{sub x}(PO{sub 3}){sub 4} were grown by solid state reaction. • The obtained samples are characterized by XRD, FTIR and Raman spectroscopies. • The luminescent properties of Dy{sup 3+} in KLa(PO{sub 3}){sub 4} are investigated. • Lifetime and chromatic coordinates depend strongly on Dy{sup 3+} concentration. • White and blue emissions are obtained at high and low concentration, respectively.

  16. Thermodynamic assessment of the Bi–Er and the Bi–Dy systems

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    Wang, Jinsan [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Li, Changrong, E-mail: crli@mater.ustb.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Guo, Cuiping; Du, Zhenmin [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Wu, Bo [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350100 (China)

    2013-08-20

    Highlights: • The Bi–Er and Bi–Dy binary systems were optimized. • The first-principles method was used to calculate formation enthalpies of compounds. • A self-consistent set of thermodynamic parameters were obtained. • The experimental and calculated data were well reproduced by the optimized results. - Abstract: Based on the available experimental data, the Bi–Er and the Bi–Dy binary systems have been assessed thermodynamically using the CALPHAD (CALculaton of PHAse Diagram) technique. The formation enthalpies at 0 K of the compounds, Bi{sub 3}Er{sub 5}, BiEr, Bi{sub 3}Dy{sub 5} and BiDy, were calculated by the first-principles method and Birch–Murnaghan equation of state, and the calculated results were used in the present thermodynamic optimization. All these compounds in the Bi–Er and the Bi–Dy systems were treated as stoichiometric compounds. The liquid phase was modeled as a substitutional solution phase based on random mixing of the constituent atoms and the excess Gibbs energy was formulated with the Redlich–Kister polynomial. Good agreements were obtained between the calculated results and the experimental data for both the thermochemical properties and the phase equilibrium relations.

  17. Effects of Different Mordants on Silk Fabric Dyed with Onion Outer Skin Extracts

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    Mohammad Gias Uddin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available At present, a higher demand is put towards the use of natural dyes due to increased awareness of the environmental and health hazards associated with the synthesis and use of synthetic dyes. This research was conducted using onion outer skins as a potential source of natural plant dyes. In this study, extraction of dye was carried out in aqueous boiling method. Premordanting technique was followed using different mordants, namely alum, ferrous sulphate, tin, tannic acid, tartaric acid, and their combinations on silk fabric. Fabric samples dyed without using any mordant were then compared with the dyed samples pretreated with the mordants. The range of colors developed on dyed materials was evaluated by measuring the color values with respect to K/S values and color coordinates. It was concluded that the color values were found to be influenced by the addition of mordants, and thus different fashion hues were obtained from the same amount of dye extract using different mordants. Ferrous sulphate was found as the most influential mordant. ΔEcmc values between unmordanted (Reference dyed and metallic mordanted fabric samples were found higher than those between unmordanted and nonmetallic mordanted fabric samples. The dyed samples were evaluated for color fastness to washing, light, drycleaning, rubbing, and perspiration. The color fastness properties were found to be satisfactory and improved in many cases. From the fastness results, it was obvious that these dyes can also be applied on silk fabric without using any mordant if required.

  18. Luminescence studies on SrMgAl 10O 17:Eu, Dy phosphor crystals

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    Wanjun, Tang; Donghua, Chen; Ming, Wu

    2009-02-01

    Using urea as fuel, SrMgAl 10O 17:Eu, Dy phosphor was prepared by a combustion method. Its luminescence properties under ultraviolet (UV) excitation were investigated. Pure SrMgAl 10O 17 phase was formed by urea-nitrate solution combustion synthesis at 550 °C. The results indicated that the emission spectra of SrMgAl 10O 17:Eu, Dy has one main peak at 460 nm and one shoulder peak near 516 nm, which are ascribed to two different types of luminescent Eu 2+ centers existing in the SrMgAl 10O 17 matrix crystal. The blue luminescence emission of SrMgAl 10O 17:Eu phosphors was improved under UV excitation by codoping Dy 3+ ions. The SrMgAl 10O 17:Eu phosphors showed green afterglow ( λ=516 nm) when Dy 3+ ions were doped. Dy 3+ ions not only successfully play the role of sensitizer for energy transfer in the system, but also act as trap levels and capture the free holes in the spinel blocks.

  19. Deficiency of merosin in dystrophic dy mouse homologue of congenital muscular dystrophy

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    Sunada, Y.; Campbell, K.P. [Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States); Bernier, S.M. [and others

    1994-09-01

    Merosin (laminin M chain) is the predominant laminin isoform in the basal lamina of striated muscle and peripheral nerve and is a native ligand for {alpha}-dystroglycan, a novel laminin receptor. Merosin is linked to the subsarcolemmal actin cytoskeleton via the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex (DGC), which plays an important role for maintenance of normal muscle function. We have mapped the mouse merosin gene, Lamm, to the region containing the dystrophia muscularis (dy) locus on chromosome 10. This suggested the possibility that a mutation in the merosin gene could be responsible for the dy mouse, an animal model for autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy, and prompted us to test this hypothesis. We analyzed the status of merosin expression in dy mouse by immunofluorescence and immunoblotting. In dy mouse skeletal and cardiac muscle and peripheral nerve, merosin was reduced greater than 90% as compared to control mice. However, the expression of laminin B1/B2 chains and collagen type IV was smaller to that in control mice. These findings strongly suggest that merosin deficiency may be the primary defect in the dy mouse. Furthermore, we have identified two patients afflicted with congenital muscular dystrophy with merosin deficiency, providing the basis for future studies of molecular pathogenesis and gene therapy.

  20. EPR-TL correlation studies on Bi co-doped CaSO4:Dy phosphor

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    CaSO4:Dy, CaSO4:(Dy, Bi) and CaSO4:Bi phosphors were prepared through re-crystallization method. Thermoluminescence (TL) characteristics of these phosphor samples were investigated. The radiation induced radical ions formed in these phosphors were investigated using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. The main signals observed in both CaSO4:(Dy, Bi) and CaSO4:Bi were identified as SO4- (II), SO4- (-perpendicular ) and SO3- (isotropic) with 'g' values 2.023, 2.0089 and 2.004, respectively. In order to understand the TL mechanism, CaSO4:(Dy, Bi) phosphor samples were annealed between 100 and 250 oC and their EPR spectra were studied. It was observed that EPR signal intensities reduce drastically in 250 oC annealed phosphor confirming the role of SO4- and SO3- types of defect centers in the dosimetric peak. The reduction in the TL sensitivity with increase in Bi3+ co-dopant in the phosphor samples was correlated with quenching of TL by Bi3+ ions rather than the reduction in the concentration of the above defect centers. An effort was also made to use the Bi3+ co-doped CaSO4:Dy phosphor for dosimetry of chilled or frozen food irradiation.

  1. Hydrothermal preparation and persistence characteristics of nanosized phosphor SrS: Eu2+, Dy3+

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    DUAN Xiaoxia; HUANG Shihua; YOU Fangtian; KANG Kai

    2009-01-01

    Nanosized long-persistent phosphors SrS: Eu2+, Dy3+ were prepared by the hydrothermal method. The samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and charge-coupled device spectrometry. The persistence characteristic was studied using the decay curves. The results showed that the emission intensity decreased sharply with temperature increasing, although the particle size increased. The S2- vacancies caused by oxidization served as shallow traps, and Dy3+ served as deep traps in SrS: Eu2+, Dy3+. The afterglow intensity of SrS: Eu2+, Dy3+ was higher than that of SrS: Eu2+ prepared at the same temperature. However, the minimization span of initial afterglow with temperature for the former sample was larger than that for the latter. Binary-doped phosphor decayed more slowly than the singly doped one. The afterglow of SrS: Eu2+, Dy3+ decayed more quickly with the increase of sintering temperature.

  2. Heterometallic Cu(II)-Dy(III) Clusters of Different Nuclearities with Slow Magnetic Relaxation.

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    Modak, Ritwik; Sikdar, Yeasin; Cosquer, Goulven; Chatterjee, Sudipta; Yamashita, Masahiro; Goswami, Sanchita

    2016-01-19

    The synthesis, structures, and magnetic properties of two heterometallic Cu(II)-Dy(III) clusters are reported. The first structural motif displays a pentanuclear Cu(II)4Dy(III) core, while the second one reveals a nonanuclear Cu(II)6Dy(III)3 core. We employed o-vanillin-based Schiff base ligands combining o-vanillin with 3-amino-1-propanol, H2vap, (2-[(3-hydroxy-propylimino)-methyl]-6-methoxy-phenol), and 2-aminoethanol, H2vae, (2-[(3-hydroxy-ethylimino)-methyl]-6-methoxy-phenol). The differing nuclearities of the two clusters stem from the choice of imino alcohol arm in the Schiff bases, H2vap and H2vae. This work is aimed at broadening the diversity of Cu(II)-Dy(III) clusters and to perceive the consequence of changing the length of the alcohol arm on the nuclearity of the cluster, providing valuable insight into promising future synthetic directions. The underlying topological entity of the pentanuclear Cu4Dy cluster is reported for the first time. The investigation of magnetic behaviors of 1 and 2 below 2 K reveals slow magnetic relaxation with a significant influence coming from the variation of the alcohol arm affecting the nature of magnetic interactions. PMID:26702645

  3. Microstructures and mechanical properties of Mg–Zn–Zr–Dy wrought magnesium alloys

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    Z H Huang; W J Qi; K H Zheng; X M Zhang; M Liu; Z M Yu; J Xu

    2013-06-01

    Microstructures and phase compositions of as-cast and extruded ZK60–Dy ( = 0–5) alloys were analysed by optical microscope, scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction and differential scanning calorimetry. Meanwhile, the tensile mechanical property was tested.With increasing Dy content, Mg–Zn–Dy new phase increases gradually, while MgZn2 phase decreases gradually to disappear. As-cast microstructure is refined gradually; meanwhile extruded one is refined further with decreasing average grain size to 1 m for ZK60–4.32Dy alloy. Second phase, tending to distribute along grain boundary by continuous network in as-cast state, breaks and distributes dispersedly in extrusion state. As-cast tensile mechanical property remains almost unchanged at ambient temperature; however, extruded ones are enhanced significantly at ambient and elevated temperatures, respectively. Tensile strength at 298 and 473 K increases gradually from 355 and 120 MPa for ZK60 alloy to 395 and 171 MPa for ZK60–4.32Dy alloy, respectively. Extruded tensile fractures exhibit a typical character of ductile fracture.

  4. Two new Dy3 triangles with trinuclear circular helicates and their single-molecule magnet behavior.

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    Lin, Shuang-Yan; Zhao, Lang; Guo, Yun-Nan; Zhang, Peng; Guo, Yang; Tang, Jinkui

    2012-10-15

    Self-assembly of polydentate Schiff base 2,6-diformyl-4-methylphenol di(benzoy1hydrazone) (H(3)L), with dysprosium thiocyanate and sodium azide, affords two novel trinuclear triangular circular helicate dysprosium(III) complexes, [Dy(3)(μ(3)-OCH(3))(2)(HL)(3)(SCN)]·4CH(3)OH·2CH(3)CN·2H(2)O (1) or [Dy(3)(μ(3)-N(3))(μ(3)-OH)(H(2)L)(3)(SCN)(3)](SCN)·3CH(3)OH·H(2)O (2), depending on the presence or absence of base. Single-crystal X-ray analyses show that two μ(3)-methoxy oxygens cap the Dy(3) triangle in complex 1 and that one μ(3)-OH and one μ(3)-N(3)(-) cap the Dy(3) triangle of complex 2, representing the first example of a μ(3)-N(3)(-)-capped lanthanide complex reported to date. Ac susceptibility measurements reveal that multiple relaxation processes and the onset of slow magnetization relaxation occur for complex 1 and 2, respectively. Theoretical calculations are required to elucidate the underlying mechanism; however, the different magnetic anisotropy of the respective structures, which is dictated by the coordination environment of Dy(III) ions and structural parameters of the triangles, is mostly responsible for the distinctive relaxation dynamics observed. PMID:22510150

  5. Dry storage of the BR3 spent fuel in the CASTOR BR3 cask

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    The BR3 reactor was the first PWR plant installed in Europe. Started in 1962, BR3 was definitely shut down on June 30th, 1987. Used at the beginning of its life as a training device for commercial plant operators, it was also used during its whole life as test-reactor for new fuel types and assemblies. Most of the spent fuel was stored in the deactivation pool of the plant for more than 15 years. The reactor being now in decommissioning, it was decided to remove the spent fuel from the plant. After comparison of different solutions, the long term storage in dual purpose storage casks was selected in 1997. The selected CASTOR-BR3 cask is designed as a transport and storage cask for accommodating 30 spent fuel assemblies. As a type B(U) cask fitted with shock absorbers, it meets the transport requirements according to the IAEA guidelines and fulfils also the conditions for cask storage. (author)

  6. TeV Astronomy

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    Rieger, F.; Ona-Wilhelmi, E.; Aharonian, F.

    2013-01-01

    With the successful realization of the current-generation of ground-based detectors, TeV Astronomy has entered into a new era. We review recent advances in VHE astronomy, focusing on the potential of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs), and highlight astrophysical implications of the results obtained within recent years.

  7. Electrodeposition of a Au-Dy2O3 Composite Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Catalyst from Eutectic Urea/Choline Chloride Ionic Liquid

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    Claudio Mele; Benedetto Bozzini

    2012-01-01

     In this research we have fabricated and tested Au/Dy2O3 composites for applications as Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) electrocatalysts. The material was obtained by a process involving electrodeposition of a Au-Dy alloy from a urea/choline chloride ionic liquid electrolyte, followed by selective oxidation of Dy to Dy2O3 in air at high temperature. The electrochemical kinetics of the electrodeposition bath were studied by cyclic voltammetry, whence optimal electrodeposition conditions ...

  8. ESR spectrum and structure of BrF6

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    The BrF6 radical has been obtained by γ irradiation of a mixture of BrF5 in SF6. The ESR spectrum was obtained and used to confirm the identity of the radical and to obtain hyperfine coupling constants. (AIP)

  9. Photoluminescence Properties and Energy Transfer in a Novel Yellow Emitting Phosphor GdTaO4: Dy3+.

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    Zhang, Hijuan; Tan, Xinyu; Wang, Yuhua

    2016-04-01

    The phosphor Dy3+ doped M type gadolinium orthotantalate GdTaO4 was prepared successfully by traditional solid state reaction and the photoluminescence of GdTaO4: xDy3+ (0.01 ≤ x ≤ 0.10) has been investigated under ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet excitation. In the excitation spectra of GdTaO4: Dy3+, the overlap appears between the host lattice excitation, the excitation lines of Gd3+ and the f-f transitions of Dy3+, which indicates that the energy transfer could occur from the host to the Dy3+ ions. In the emission spectra of the samples, the intense emissions of Dy3+ have been expectably revealed both upon excitation at 365 nm and 147 nm. And the chromaticity coordinates of GdTaO4: xDy3+ have been correspondingly calculated. The results indicate that GdTaO4: Dy3+ would be a novel yellow emitting phosphor applied in light emitting diodes (LEDs), plasma display panels (PDPs) and mercury-free fluorescent tubes. PMID:27451754

  10. Corrosion inhibition performance of a ionic liquid surfactant Br

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    Jing LIU

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available In order to study the novel green organic mercury-substituting inhibitors, the ionic liquid surfactant 1-methyl-3-dodecyl imidazole bromide ( Br is synthesized with N-methyl imidazole and 1-bromodecane as raw materials. The corrosion inhibition of Br for zinc in zinc-manganese batteries is investigated using electrochemical methods and weight loss methods. The results show that corrosion inhibition efficiency increases with the increase of the concentration of Br, and when the concentration is higher than 8×10-3 mol/L, the inhibition efficiency tends to be stable. The polarization curve shows that Br belongs to mixed-type corrosion inhibitor. The thermodynamic parameters show that Br is spontaneously adsorbed on the zinc surface, forming a monomolecular adsorption layer, which fits with Langmuir adsorption isotherm with physical and chemical adsorption mechanism.

  11. Positron annihilation studies of Eu and Dy doped α'-Sr2SiO4

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    Gupta, S. K.; Sudarshan, K.; Sharma, S. K.; Pujari, P. K.; Natarajan, V.

    2015-06-01

    Sr2SiO4 is an important inorganic host for lanthanide doped white light emitting diodes (LEDs). Strontium silicate (Sr2SiO4) samples doped with 1.0 mol% of Eu3+ and Dy3+ content were prepared via sol-gel route and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy and positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS). The concentration of the dopant ion and the temperature of annealing were optimized for maximum luminescence intensity. The positron annihilation lifetime and coincidence Doppler broadening (CDB) measurements indicated that the local environment around the positron annihilation site is different in Eu+3 doped and Dy+3 doped samples. The results could be explained based on the different local site occupancy of Eu+3 and Dy+3 in the matrix.

  12. Optical properties of Dy3+ ion in PbF2 laser crystal

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    Chen, G. Z.; Yin, J. G.; Zhang, L. H.; He, M. Z.; Ma, E.; Ning, K. J.; Zhang, P. X.; Liu, Y. C.; Hang, Y.

    2013-11-01

    High-quality Dy:PbF2 crystal is grown by the Bridgman method in a nonvacuum atmosphere. By measuring the area under absorption bands, the experimental oscillator strengths are determined. The Judd-Ofelt (JO) intensity parameters Ωλ (λ = 2, 4, 6) are evaluated by the least-squares fit method. These phenomenological parameters are used to predict radiative transition probabilities, radiative lifetime and branching ratios for various excited levels of the Dy3+:PbF2 crystal. Photoluminescence spectra and lifetime of 6H13/2 levels of the Dy3+ ions have been measured. The laser transitions with most potential are identified and the utility of the PbF2 crystal as laser active material is discussed.

  13. Large rotating magnetocaloric effect in the orthorhombic DyMnO3 single crystal

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    Balli, M.; Mansouri, S.; Jandl, S.; Fournier, P.; Dimitrov, D. Z.

    2016-07-01

    A large magnetocaloric effect can be obtained around TN, Dy ̴8 K simply by spinning the orthorhombic DyMnO3 single crystal within the cb-plane in a constant magnetic field, instead of the standard magnetization-demagnetization process. Under 7 T, the maximum rotating entropy change (-ΔSR, cb) and the associated adiabatic temperature change (ΔTad, cb) are 16.3 J/kg K and 11 K, respectively. The corresponding refrigerant capacity is 440 J/kg, with no thermal and field hysteresis losses. Our findings show that the orthorhombic DyMnO3 could be used as a good refrigerant in more compact and efficient cryomagnetocaloric refrigerators.

  14. Structural and optical characterization of DyAlO3 perovskite powders obtained by combustion synthesis

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    Saji S., K.; Raju, K.; Wariar, P. R. S.

    2016-05-01

    Phase pure Dysprosium monoaluminate has been prepared from Dysprosium oxide and Aluminium nitrate by auto-ignition citrate complex combustion process. The phase formation has been investigated using X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Thermo-Gravimetric/Differential Thermal Analysis (TGA/DTA) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy analysis. X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) revealed that DyAlO3 has an orthorhombic perovskite structure. From Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) studies, average particle-size has been found to be as low as 45 nm. The absorption spectrum of the DyAlO3 nanoparticles shows characteristic absorption bands of Dy atom. The optical band gap of the material was found to be 5.15eV, which corresponds to direct allowed transitions.

  15. Magnetic separation of Dy(III) ions from homogeneous aqueous solutions

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    The possibility to enrich paramagnetic dysprosium(III) ions in a magnetic field gradient is proved by means of interferometry, which may open the route for a magnetic separation of rare earth ions from aqueous solutions. The separation dynamics are studied for three different concentrations of DyCl3 and compared with those found recently in a sulphate solution of the 3d ion Mn(II). In view of the similar-sized hydration spheres for Dy(III) and Mn(II), the slower separation dynamics in DyCl3 is attributed to both a higher densification coefficient and the strong impact of Brownian motion due to the absence of ion-pair clusters

  16. Observation of room temperature saturated ferroelectric polarization in Dy substituted BiFeO3 ceramics

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    Zhang, Shuxia

    2012-04-06

    High quality Bi1− x Dy x FeO3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.15) ceramics have been fabricated by sintering Dy-doped BiFeO3 (BFO) precursor powders at a low temperature of 780 °C. The magnetic properties of BFO were improved by the introduction of Dy on the Bi-site. More importantly, well saturated ferroelectric hysteresis loops and polarization switching currents have been observed at room temperature. A large remnant polarization (2P r) value of 62 μC/cm2 is achieved, which is the highest value reported so far for rare-earth-doped BFO ceramics. Moreover, mechanisms for improved multiferroic properties depending on chemical doping-caused structure evolutions have also been discussed.

  17. Far infrared properties of the rare-earth scandate DyScO{sub 3}

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    Baldassarre, L; Perucchi, A [Sincrotrone Trieste S C p A, S S 14 km 163.5, in Area Science Park, 34012 Basovizza, Trieste (Italy); Lupi, S [CNR-IOM and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro 2, 00185 Rome (Italy); Dore, P, E-mail: leonetta.baldassarre@elettra.trieste.i [CNR-SPIN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma ' Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro 2, 00185 Rome (Italy)

    2010-09-08

    We present reflectance measurements in the infrared region on a single crystal the rare-earth scandate DyScO{sub 3}. Measurements performed between room temperature and 10 K allow us to determine the frequency of the infrared-active phonons, never investigated experimentally, and to get information on their temperature dependence. A comparison with the phonon peak frequency resulting from ab initio computations is also provided. We finally report detailed data on the frequency dependence of the complex refractive index of DyScO{sub 3} in the terahertz region, which is important in the analysis of terahertz measurements on thin films deposited on DyScO{sub 3}.

  18. Magnetocaloric properties of rare-earth substituted DyCrO3

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    McDannald, A.; Jain, M.

    2015-07-01

    Recently, there has been a focus on the need for efficient refrigeration technology without the use of expensive or harmful working fluids, especially at temperatures below 30 K. Solid state refrigeration, based on the magnetocaloric effect, provides a possible solution to this problem. The rare-earth chromites (RCrO3), especially DyCrO3, with its large magnetic moment dysprosium ion, are potential candidates for such an application. The Dy3+ ordering transition at low temperatures (disrupting the R3+ ordering. Whereas Er3+ substitution was found to increase the magnetocaloric response, likely due to an increase in the R3+ ordering temperature. The large magnetocaloric entropy change of Er3+ substituted DyCrO3 (10.92 J/kg K with a relative cooling power of 237 J/kg at 40 kOe and 5 K) indicates that this material system is well suited for low temperature (<30 K) solid state refrigeration applications.

  19. Influence of Warp Yarn Tension on Cotton Greige and Dyed Woven Fabric Prosperities

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    Uzma Syed

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Fabric properties such as pilling and abrasion resistance and tensile strength vary when greige fabric is processed further. The quality of dyed fabric depends on the quality of greige fabric. Cotton Plain and Twill weave fabrics were woven at three different warp yarn tension and then dyed using monochlorotriazine, Drimerene Red Cl-5B dye gives difference in fabric properties. The ASTM, American International Standards were used to determine the greige and dyed fabric properties. It has been observed fabric woven at proper loom setting or warp yarn tension have high strength, less pilling and abrasion tendency as compared to fabric woven at variant warp yarn tension. Moreover, fabric tenacity is decreased after dyeing whereas, slight difference in pilling and abrasion values is observed after dyeing than that of greige fabric.

  20. Eu-, Tb-, and Dy-Doped Oxyfluoride Silicate Glasses for LED Applications

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    Zhu, C.F.; Wang, J.; Zhang, M.M.;

    2014-01-01

    Luminescence glass is a potential candidate for the light-emitting diodes (LEDs) applications. Here, we study the structural and optical properties of the Eu-, Tb-, and Dy-doped oxyfluoride silicate glasses for LEDs by means of X-ray diffraction, photoluminescence spectra, Commission Internationale...... de L’Eclairage (CIE) chromaticity coordinates, and correlated color temperatures (CCTs). The results show that the white light emission can be achieved in Eu/Tb/Dy codoped oxyfluoride silicate glasses under excitation by near-ultraviolet light due to the simultaneous generation of blue, green, yellow......, and red-light wavelengths from Tb, Dy, and Eu ions. The optical performances can be tuned by varying the glass composition and excitation wavelength. Furthermore, we observed a remarkable emission spectral change for the Tb3+ single-doped oxyfluoride silicate glasses. The 5D3 emission of Tb3+ can be...

  1. Genotoxic and cytotoxic damage by the therapeutic radiopharmaceutical [{sup 166}Dy]Dy/{sup 166}Ho-EDTMP as in vivo generator system; Dano genotoxico y citotoxico por el radiofarmaco terpeutico [{sup 166}Dy]Dy/{sup 166}Ho-EDTMP como sistema de generador in vivo

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    Pedraza L, M.; Piedras R, J. [Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion, Salvador Zubiran. Vasco. de Quiroga 15, 14000 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Ferro F, G.; Morales R, P. [ININ, Km. 36.5 Carretera Mexico-Toluca, Ocoyoacac, 52045 Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Murphy S, E. [Hospital Santaelena, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Hernandez O, O. [Escuela Superior de Fisica y Matematicas, IPN, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    In patients with leukemias and multiple myeloma, the cure can be obtained to inclination of a bone marrow transplant (m.o.), for that which one is used a combination of external radiotherapy and chemotherapy with the consequent toxicity to healthy organs. The complex [{sup 166}Dy]Dy/{sup 166}Ho-ethylenediaminetetramethylenephosphonate ([{sup 166}Dy]Dy/{sup 166}Ho-EDTMP) it forms a generator system in vivo stable with bony selective likeness in mice therefore, this it could work as a therapeutic radiopharmaceutical for bone marrow ablation. The objective of this original work was to determine the genotoxic and cytotoxic damage produced by the [{sup 166}Dy]Dy/{sup 166}Ho-EDTMP like a generator system in vivo by means of the reticulocytes reduction (RET) and micronucleus elevation in reticulocytes (RET-MN) in peripheral blood and to evaluate its myeloablative potential for histopathologic studies. It was irradiated {sup 166}Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3} enriched and it was add in form {sup 166}DyCI{sub 3} to the EDTMP in a softening media of phosphates (pH 8), the optimal molar relationship {sup 166}Dy: EDTMP was 1.7:1 and the radiochemical purity was evaluated by ITLC. The Dy:EDTMP complexes, non radioactive, its were prepared in the same way with non irradiated dysprosium oxide. A group of BALB/c mice was injected intraperitoneally with the radiopharmaceutical and two groups of control mice were injected with the non radioactive complex and with sodium chloride 0.9% respectively. Before injecting each one of the solutions it was take a basal sample of peripheral blood of the mouse tail and each 48 h post-injection during 12 d. The animals were sacrificed to obtain the organs of interest and to determine the radioactivity in each one. The femur was used for the histopathologic studies. The quantification of the frequency of RET and RET-MN was carried out by flow cytometry of the sanguine samples and the Monte Carlo code MCNP4B for the dosimetry calculations was used. The

  2. Thermal expansion anomaly and spontaneous magnetostriction of Dy2AlFe14Mn2 compound

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    WANG Hai-yun; ZHAO Miao; GAO Yan; ZHOU Yan; FU Bin; YAN Da-li

    2006-01-01

    The structure and magnetic properties of Dy2AlFe14Mn2 compound were investigated by X-ray diffractometry and magnetization measurements. Dy2AlFe14Mn2 compound has a hexagonal Th2Ni17-type structure. Zero thermal expansion and negative thermal expansion were found in Dy2AlFe14Mn2 compound in the temperature range from 184 to 264 K, and from 264 to 383 K, respectively, by X-ray dilatometry. The spontaneous magnetostrictive deformations from 104 to 400 K were calculated. The results show that the spontaneous volume magnetostrictive deformation increases firstly with increasing temperature, and then decreases with furtther increasing temperature.

  3. Orientational dependence of linear dichroism exemplified by dyed spherulites.

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    Benedict, Jason B; Freudenthal, John H; Hollis, Eva; Kahr, Bart

    2008-08-13

    D-sorbitol forms so-called spherulites from under-cooled melts. These polycrystalline formations have optically uniaxial radii. Melts pressed between glasses crystallize as plane sections of spheres. Dyes that are soluble in molten sorbitol become oriented as the crystallization front passes through the melt so as to form disks with large linear dichroism in the absorption bands of the dyes. The dyeing of spherulites is thus a general method of solute alignment. The linear optical properties of sorbitol spherulites containing the azo dye amaranth were analyzed in detail so as to correct a persistent confusion in the literature regarding the orientational dependence of linear dichroism. In cases involving thin film dichroism of multilayered samples requiring many corrections of intensity data in non-normal incidence, some authors have taken transmittance and others absorbance as having a cosine-squared angular dependence on the plane of the electric vector of linearly polarized light. Plane sections of doped spherulites present all orientations of an electric dipole oscillator in spatially localized region in normal incidence. As such, the samples described herein are ideally suited to resolving this confusion. Images of transmittance of dyed spherulites in polarized light were recorded with a CCD camera and simulated under the assumption that both absorbance and transmittance show a cosine-squared angular dependence but with respect to different angles. Transmittance with a cosine-squared dependence follows azimuthal rotations of the spherulite radii around the wave vector, while absorbance with a cosine-squared dependence follows rotations about axes perpendicular to the wave vector, natural consequences of the properties of the optical indicatrix that are often overlooked. Spherulites obviate the substantial experimental complexities that are engendered in non-normal incidence by sample reorientation. Thus, the principles of anisotropic absorption are given in a

  4. Preparation and tribological performance of electrodeposited Ni-TiB2-Dy2O3 composite coatings

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    LIU Xiaozhen; LI Xin; YU Aibing; HUANG Weijue

    2009-01-01

    TiB2 and Dy2O3 were used as codeposited particles in the preparation of Ni-TiB2-Dy2O3 composite coatings to improve its per-formance. Ni-TiB2-Dy2O3 composite coatings were prepared by electrodeposition method with a nickel cetyltrimethylanunonium bromide and hexadecylpyridinium bromide solution containing TiB2 and Dy2O3 particles. The content of codeposited TiB2 and Dy2O3 in the compos-ite coatings was controlled by adding TiB2 and Dy2O3 particles of different concentrations into the solution, respectively. The effects of TiB2 and Dy2O3 content on microhardness, wear mass loss and friction coefficients of composite coatings were investigated. The composite coat-ings were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometer (ICP-AES) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques. Ni-TiB2-Dy2O3 composite coatings showed higher microhardness, lower wear mass loss and friction coefficient compared with those of the pure Ni coating and Ni-TiB2 composite coatings. The wear mass loss of Ni-TiB2-Dy2O3 composite coatings was 9 and 1.57 times lower than that of the pure Ni coating and Ni-TiB2 composite coatings, respectively. The friction coefficient of pure Ni coating, Ni-TiB2 and Ni-TiB2-Dy2O3 composite coatings were 0.723, 0.815 and 0.619, respectively. Ni-TiB2-Dy2O3 composite coat-ings displayed the least friction coefficient among the three coatings. DY2O3 particles in composite coatings might serve as a solid lubricant between contact surfaces to decrease the friction coefficient and abate the wear of the composite coatings. The loading-bearing capacity and the wear-reducing effect of the Dy2O3 particles were closely related to the content of Dy2O3 particles in the composite coatings.

  5. Preparation of 166 Dy/166 Ho-Macro aggregates as an In vivo generator system for the treatment of arthrophaties

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    The present work reports the obtention of macro aggregates of hydroxides of Dysprosium-166/Holmium-166 (166 Dy/166 Ho-MH), as a generator system in vivo to be used in the treatment of arthritis rheumatoid. The 166 Dy was obtained by neutron irradiation of 166 DyO3 (enriched to 98.45%) by 20 h in the TRIGA Mark III Reactor and 50 h of decay, to the oxide of 166 Dy/166 Ho formed, it was added HCl 0.12 N to obtain a final volume of 3.5 ml of solution of 166 Dy/166 Ho chloride. The solution of 166DyCl3 solution was obtained with an activity of 3.502 mCi (129 MBq), appropriate for the preparation of the radiopharmaceutical 166 Dy/166 Ho-MH. The separation of the 166 Dy from the 166 Ho, was carried out by chromatography in an cation exchange column, gaining an appropriate separation, obtaining a 166 Dy with a radionuclide purity greater than 90%. The 166 Dy/166 Ho-MH were prepared by addition to the solution of 166 DyCI3 NaOH 0.5 N low ultrasonic bath with later centrifugation, decanted and resuspension in saline solution, obtaining a radiopharmaceutical with a generator system 166 Dy/ 166 Ho with particles of size average of 3 μm, in form of 166 Dy / 166 Ho-MH. Under these conditions, it was obtained a radiochemical yield greater than 99%. The microscopic analysis and of filtration showed that the formulation doesn't present particles smaller than to 1 μm, neither greater to 50 μm, which will allow, the quick phagocytosis for the synoviocytes of the synovial membrane, and by consequence, an homogeneous distribution of the radiation dose could exist. The sedimentation velocity for the formulated suspension is of 0.04 cm/min that it will allow the administration of homogeneous activities of the radiopharmaceutical, to the no deposit in the injection devices. The studies of stability in vitro indicate us that inside the articulation, the particles won't probably reduce its size neither their radiochemical purity, for that the flight extra articular will be smaller that

  6. Investigation on photoluminescence properties and defect chemistry of GdAlO3:Dy3+ Ba2+ phosphors

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    Selvalakshmi, Thangaraj; Sellaiyan, Selvakumar; Uedono, Akira; Semba, Takaaki; Bose, Arumugam Chandra

    2016-08-01

    GdAlO3:Dy3+ Ba2+ phosphors are synthesized by citrate-based sol-gel method. Photoluminescence and positron annihilation studies are used to investigate the emission and defect chemistry of the phosphors respectively. The strong yellow (Dy3+) emission properties of phosphors are discussed for various concentrations of Dy3+ ions. Upon the addition of Ba2+ ion, an enhancement in emission intensity is observed due to the lattice distortions around Dy3+ ion. The positron studies indicate the presence of defects at crystallite boundaries, vacancy clusters and large voids in the materials. The influence of Ba2+ ion on the photoluminescence and lattice distortion around Dy3+ is also explored.

  7. Magnetic structure of multiferroic DyMnO3 studied by resonant soft X-ray scattering

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    In multiferroic DyMnO3, ferroelectricity is induced by a cycloidal magnetic structure of Mn-3d moments. However, it has been shown that ordering of Dy-4f moments strongly influences the ferroelectric properties of this compound. We examined the magnetic structure of Dy-4f moments by resonant magnetic X-ray scattering (RMXS) at the Dy-M5 resonance in detail. As the main result, we show that over a large temperature range of the ferroelectric phase, Dy-4f moments form a magnetic cycloid of a chirality coupled to the direction of the electric polarization. This property can be exploited to map the ferroelectric domain structure at the crystal surface by RMXS.

  8. Development of FRET-Based Assays in the Far-Red Using CdTe Quantum Dots

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Colloidal quantum dots (QDs are now commercially available in a biofunctionalized form, and Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET between bioconjugated dots and fluorophores within the visible range has been observed. We are particularly interested in the far-red region, as from a biological perspective there are benefits in pushing to ∼700 nm to minimize optical absorption (ABS within tissue and to avoid cell autofluorescence. We report on FRET between streptavidin- (STV- conjugated CdTe quantum dots, Qdot705-STV, with biotinylated DY731-Bio fluorophores in a donor-acceptor assay. We also highlight the changes in DY731-Bio absorptivity during the streptavidin-biotin binding process which can be attributed to the structural reorientation. For fluorescence beyond 700 nm, different alloy compositions are required for the QD core and these changes directly affect the fluorescence decay dynamics producing a marked biexponential decay with a long-lifetime component in excess of 100 nanoseconds. We compare the influence of the two QD relaxation routes upon FRET dynamics in the presence of DY731-Bio.

  9. Cathodoluminescence and green-thermoluminescence response of CaSO4:Dy,P films

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    We herein report on the cathodoluminescence (CL) and green-thermoluminescence (TL) emission of CaSO4:Dy,P films deposited by the spray pyrolysis method at different temperatures. The samples have been previously structurally and chemically characterized by means of Raman spectroscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The CL spectra show (i) a broad emission band centered at 374 nm that corresponds to the intrinsic emission of (SO4)2− and (ii) emission bands centered on 486, 574, 668, 758 nm assigned to the electronic transitions of the Dy3+ ions. The TL glow curves of the films showed three groups of components peaked at around of 98, 152 and 300 °C that exhibit a gradual and progressively linear shifting of the Tmax as function of Tstop. This TL behavior is related to a continuum in the trap distribution associated with general or multi-order kinetics and involving continuous processes of trapping–detrapping. The activation energy in the range of 0.97–1.53 eV has been estimated using the initial rise method. - Highlights: ► The CaSO4:Dy,P films were prepared by using the ultrasonic spray pyrolysis method. ► Luminescence spectra of the CaSO4:Dy,P films display the emission bands of the ions (SO4)2− and Dy3+. ► The CaSO4:Dy,P films were irradiated with a 90Sr/90Y beta source. ► The TL intensity of the films depends on the temperature of deposit.

  10. Dy{sup 3+}-doped germanate glasses for waveguide-typed irradiation light sources

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    Li, H.Y.; Shen, L.F. [School of Textile and Material Engineering, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034 (China); Department of Electronic Engineering and State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Pun, E.Y.B. [Department of Electronic Engineering and State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Lin, H., E-mail: lhai8686@yahoo.com [School of Textile and Material Engineering, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034 (China); Department of Electronic Engineering and State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)

    2015-10-15

    Intense orange-yellow luminescence was achieved in trivalent dysprosium ion (Dy{sup 3+}) doped waveguide-adaptive sodium magnesium aluminium germanate (NMAG) glasses under ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The dominant 482.5 nm (blue) and 574.5 nm (yellow) peaks correspond to {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} → {sup 6}H{sub 15/2} and {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} → {sup 6}H{sub 13/2} transitions, respectively. The internal quantum efficiency for the {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} level of Dy{sup 3+} and the total external quantum yield for the four visible emissions were calculated to be 70.88% and 8.90%, respectively. Slab and channel waveguides were attempted by K{sup +}-Na{sup +} ion-exchange processes and the effective diffusion coefficient D{sub e} was derived to be 0.085 μm{sup 2}/min, indicating that thermal ion exchange was feasible to fabricate Dy{sup 3+}-doped NMAG glasses waveguide. The efficient visible emissions in Dy{sup 3+}-doped NMAG glasses demonstrate the potential in developing waveguide-typed irradiation light sources for minimally invasive photodynamic therapy. - Highlights: • Dy{sup 3+}-doped germanate glass was confirmed suitable for K{sup +}-Na{sup +} ion exchange for waveguide devices. • Orange-yellow luminescence dominated by {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} → {sup 6}H{sub 13/2} yellow emission was recorded. • High quantum efficiency of 70.88% was identified for {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} level of Dy{sup 3+} in germanate glasses. • Total quantum yield of four emissions in visible spectral region was derived to be 8.90%.

  11. Cathodoluminescence and green-thermoluminescence response of CaSO{sub 4}:Dy,P films

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    Roman-Lopez, J., E-mail: holand_jeos@hotmail.com [CICATA-IPN, Legaria 694, D.F. 11500, Mexico, CIEMAT, Av., Complutense 22, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Correcher, V. [CIEMAT, Av., Complutense 22, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Garcia-Guinea, J. [Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, Madrid 28006 (Spain); Rivera, T.; Lozano, I.B. [CICATA-IPN, Legaria 694, D.F. 11500 (Mexico)

    2013-03-15

    We herein report on the cathodoluminescence (CL) and green-thermoluminescence (TL) emission of CaSO{sub 4}:Dy,P films deposited by the spray pyrolysis method at different temperatures. The samples have been previously structurally and chemically characterized by means of Raman spectroscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The CL spectra show (i) a broad emission band centered at 374 nm that corresponds to the intrinsic emission of (SO{sub 4}){sup 2-} and (ii) emission bands centered on 486, 574, 668, 758 nm assigned to the electronic transitions of the Dy{sup 3+} ions. The TL glow curves of the films showed three groups of components peaked at around of 98, 152 and 300 Degree-Sign C that exhibit a gradual and progressively linear shifting of the T{sub max} as function of T{sub stop}. This TL behavior is related to a continuum in the trap distribution associated with general or multi-order kinetics and involving continuous processes of trapping-detrapping. The activation energy in the range of 0.97-1.53 eV has been estimated using the initial rise method. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The CaSO{sup 4}:Dy,P films were prepared by using the ultrasonic spray pyrolysis method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Luminescence spectra of the CaSO{sub 4}:Dy,P films display the emission bands of the ions (SO{sub 4}){sup 2-} and Dy{sup 3+}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The CaSO{sub 4}:Dy,P films were irradiated with a {sup 90}Sr/{sup 90}Y beta source. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The TL intensity of the films depends on the temperature of deposit.

  12. Evaluating the use of DyKnow in multi-UAV traffic monitoring applications

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    Persson, Tommy

    2009-01-01

    This Master’s thesis describes an evaluation of the stream-based knowledge pro-cessing middleware framework DyKnow in multi-UAV traffic monitoring applica-tions performed at Saab Aerosystems. The purpose of DyKnow is “to providegeneric and well-structured software support for the processes involved in gen-erating state, object, and event abstractions about the environments of complexsystems." It does this by providing the concepts of streams, sources, computa-tional units (CUs), entity frames...

  13. Crystal fields of dilute Tb, Dy, Ho, or Er in Lu obtained by magnetization measurements

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    Touborg, P.; Høg, J.

    1975-01-01

    Magnetization measurements are reported on single crystals of dilute Tb, Dy, Ho, or Er in Lu. These measurements were performed in the temperature range 1.5-100 K and field range 0-6 T and include measurements of initial susceptibility, isothermal and isofield magnetization, and basal-plane aniso......Magnetization measurements are reported on single crystals of dilute Tb, Dy, Ho, or Er in Lu. These measurements were performed in the temperature range 1.5-100 K and field range 0-6 T and include measurements of initial susceptibility, isothermal and isofield magnetization, and basal...

  14. Evol and ProDy for bridging protein sequence evolution and structural dynamics

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    Mao, Wenzhi; Liu, Ying; Chennubhotla, Chakra; Lezon, Timothy R.; Bahar, Ivet

    2014-01-01

    Correlations between sequence evolution and structural dynamics are of utmost importance in understanding the molecular mechanisms of function and their evolution. We have integrated Evol, a new package for fast and efficient comparative analysis of evolutionary patterns and conformational dynamics, into ProDy, a computational toolbox designed for inferring protein dynamics from experimental and theoretical data. Using information-theoretic approaches, Evol coanalyzes conservation and coevolution profiles extracted from multiple sequence alignments of protein families with their inferred dynamics. Availability and implementation: ProDy and Evol are open-source and freely available under MIT License from http://prody.csb.pitt.edu/. Contact: bahar@pitt.edu PMID:24849577

  15. Magnetic and Transport Properties of Ferromagnetic Semiconductor GaDyN Thin Film

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    LI Xi-Jun; ZHOU YI-Kai; KIM M.; KIMURA S.; TERAGUCHI N.; EMURA S.; HASEGAWA S.; ASAHI H.

    2005-01-01

    @@ Magnetic properties and temperature dependence of electrical transport properties of rare-earth-metal Dy-doped GaN thin film are experimentally studied with a superconducting quantum interference device magnetometer and van der Pauw method. It was found that this thin nitride film has both semiconductor properties and ferromagnetism from 10K to room temperature. The dopant-band (conducting band due to doping) electron conduction dominates the transport properties of this film at low temperatures. These results indicate that Dy-doped GaN is an n-type ferromagnetic semiconductor at room temperature.

  16. Temperature effect during the gamma irradiation of CaSO4: Dy

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    The effect of the irradiation temperature of CaSO4 doped with Dy was investigated in the interval of 77-298 K. The difference in the response at different temperatures increases with the dose. The response for the system at 77 K was about 20% lower in relation to room-temperature readings. The behavior of CaSO4:Dy at low temperatures shows a linear pattern for doses in the range studied. The response is very reproducible and is a good dosimetric system for samples that are irradiated at low temperature.

  17. Temperature effect during the gamma irradiation of CaSO{sub 4}: Dy

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    Hernandez-Medina, A. [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Circuito Exterior, C.U. Mexico, D.F. 04360 (Mexico); Negron-Mendoza, A., E-mail: negron@nucleares.unam.m [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Circuito Exterior, C.U. Mexico, D.F. 04360 (Mexico); Ramos-Bernal, S. [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Circuito Exterior, C.U. Mexico, D.F. 04360 (Mexico)

    2010-03-15

    The effect of the irradiation temperature of CaSO4 doped with Dy was investigated in the interval of 77-298 K. The difference in the response at different temperatures increases with the dose. The response for the system at 77 K was about 20% lower in relation to room-temperature readings. The behavior of CaSO4:Dy at low temperatures shows a linear pattern for doses in the range studied. The response is very reproducible and is a good dosimetric system for samples that are irradiated at low temperature.

  18. Labeling of biotin with 166Dy/166Ho as a stable in vivo generator system

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    Biotin (cis-tetrahydro-2-oxothieno[3,4-d]imidazoline-4-valeric acid) is a 244 Da vitamin found in low concentration in blood and tissue (vitamin H). The aim of this work was to synthesize 166Dy/166Ho-DTPA-bisBiotin to evaluate its potential as a new radiopharmaceutical for targeted radiotherapy. Dysprosium-166/ holmium-166 chloride was obtained by neutron irradiation of 20 mg of enriched Dy2O3 (164Dy, 99 %, from Oak Ridge NL) in a Triga Mark III reactor at a flux in the central thimble of 3.1013 n. cm-2 s-1 for 20 h. Following irradiation, the target was allowed to decay for 2 days, then 100 μL of 12 N chloride acid were added and stirred for 1 min. To this solution was added 500 μL of injectable water and the whole was also stirred for 2 min. The average radioactive concentration was 332 MBq/ml. The biotin used in this investigation was covalently conjugated to diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA) through the use of the cyclic anhydride and lysine conjugate to biotin (biocytin) to produce DTPA-α,ω-bis(biocytin amide)(DTPA-bisBiotin). Sterile and apyrogenic V-vial was prepared to contain 2.0 mg (1.9 x 10-3 mmol) of the DTPA-bisbiotin compound in 1.0 ml of 0.05 M bicarbonate buffer (pH 8.0) and then 20 μL of 166Dy2Cl3 solution were added to the preparation. Thin Layer Chromatography aluminum cellulose sheets were utilised as the stationary phase and a ternary mixture of methanol:water:ammonium hydroxide (20:40:2) as the mobile phase. 166Dy/166Ho-DTPA-bisBiotin travelled with the solvent front Rf 0.9-1.0 and the Dy+3/Ho+3 species remained at the origin (Rf = 0). The biological integrity of labelled biotin was achieved evaluating its avidity for avidin in an agarose column. Stability studies against dilution were carried out by diluting the radiocomplex solution with saline and with human serum at 310 K. After 10 min and 24 h the radiochemical purity of each 166Dy/166Ho complex solution was determined by TLC. The complex 166Dy/166Ho-DTPA-bisBiotin was

  19. Thermoluminescence of CaCO3:Dy and CaCO3:Mn

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    CaCO3 samples doped with Dy and Mn were prepared in the laboratory by co-precipitation techniques. Thermoluminescence and emission spectra of these phosphors were studied and were compared with those of the naturally occuring calcite and undoped CaCO3 samples. Dy-doping seems to give a more efficient phosphor and indicates a possibility of getting a better phosphor by a judicious choice of a rare earth doping of CaCO3. Interesting result have been obtained on the TL glow curve variations of these phosphors with different temperature treatments prior to irradiation. (author)

  20. Ab initio study of double perovskites Ba2DySbO6

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    Jha, Dhiraj Kumar; Mandal, Golak; Ray, Chandan; Himanshu, A. K.; Singh, B. K.; Kumar, Uday; Choudhary, B. K.

    2016-05-01

    First principle study of the electronic band structure of Ba2DySbO6 synthesied by the solid state reaction technique have been performed within the framework of density function theory using WIEN2K. It has been shown in the absence of electron-electron interaction (U=0), BaDySO6 behaves like a half-metal. Even in the presence of DFT+U, electron-electron interaction via the Hubbard term (from U = 0, 2.72e -7.02eV), it still shows half metals.

  1. High-pressure synthesis of a La orthosilicate and Nd, Gd, and Dy disilicates

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    Liu, Xiaoyang; Fleet, Michael E.

    2002-11-01

    Several rare-earth silicates have been synthesized at 10 GPa and 1600-1700 °C: a La orthosilicate (La4Si3O12) with a defect Ba3(PO4)2-type, a new structure type (K) for Nd and Gd disilicates (Nd2Si2O7 and Gd2Si2O7) with a diorthosilicate structure, and a new structure type (L) for Dy disilicate (Dy2Si2O7) with a structure containing linear triple tetrahedral groups [Si3O10], but having one in six atoms distributed with 50% occupancy over two tetrahedral positions.

  2. The giant GT+ excitation of 148Dy populated in β-decay

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    The decay scheme of 148Dy produced through (3He,xn) reactions using a 240 MeV 3He beam and natural Gd target are given. Fourteen new 148Tb energy levels with firm Iπ assignments or with narrow limits are identified. Proposed shell model configuration assignments are given and it was found that 97% of the β-decay intensity feeds the 620 keV 1+ state which is the GT+ giant resonance on the 148Dy ground state. 15 refs., 2 figs. (M.F.W.)

  3. Gamow-Teller transitions in β-decay of 66146Dy80

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    The β-decay of 146Dy80 was studied by γ-ray and conversion electron spectroscopy following on-line mass separation. 58% of the β-decay proceeding to a group of levels close to 2 MeV excitation is attributed to GT-decay of (πh211/2)0+ pairs populating (πh11/2νh9/2νj0-2)1+ states in 146Tb81. The total decay strength is significantly higher than found in 148Dy82 decay, which arises from GT-transitions involving the ν-holes. (orig.)

  4. Pulsed laser deposited GeTe-rich GeTe-Sb2Te3 thin films

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    Bouška, M.; Pechev, S.; Simon, Q.; Boidin, R.; Nazabal, V.; Gutwirth, J.; Baudet, E.; Němec, P.

    2016-01-01

    Pulsed laser deposition technique was used for the fabrication of Ge-Te rich GeTe-Sb2Te3 (Ge6Sb2Te9, Ge8Sb2Te11, Ge10Sb2Te13, and Ge12Sb2Te15) amorphous thin films. To evaluate the influence of GeTe content in the deposited films on physico-chemical properties of the GST materials, scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, X-ray diffraction and reflectometry, atomic force microscopy, Raman scattering spectroscopy, optical reflectivity, and sheet resistance temperature dependences as well as variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry measurements were used to characterize as-deposited (amorphous) and annealed (crystalline) layers. Upon crystallization, optical functions and electrical resistance of the films change drastically, leading to large optical and electrical contrast between amorphous and crystalline phases. Large changes of optical/electrical properties are accompanied by the variations of thickness, density, and roughness of the films due to crystallization. Reflectivity contrast as high as ~0.21 at 405 nm was calculated for Ge8Sb2Te11, Ge10Sb2Te13, and Ge12Sb2Te15 layers. PMID:27199107

  5. Pulsed laser deposited GeTe-rich GeTe-Sb2Te3 thin films.

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    Bouška, M; Pechev, S; Simon, Q; Boidin, R; Nazabal, V; Gutwirth, J; Baudet, E; Němec, P

    2016-01-01

    Pulsed laser deposition technique was used for the fabrication of Ge-Te rich GeTe-Sb2Te3 (Ge6Sb2Te9, Ge8Sb2Te11, Ge10Sb2Te13, and Ge12Sb2Te15) amorphous thin films. To evaluate the influence of GeTe content in the deposited films on physico-chemical properties of the GST materials, scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, X-ray diffraction and reflectometry, atomic force microscopy, Raman scattering spectroscopy, optical reflectivity, and sheet resistance temperature dependences as well as variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry measurements were used to characterize as-deposited (amorphous) and annealed (crystalline) layers. Upon crystallization, optical functions and electrical resistance of the films change drastically, leading to large optical and electrical contrast between amorphous and crystalline phases. Large changes of optical/electrical properties are accompanied by the variations of thickness, density, and roughness of the films due to crystallization. Reflectivity contrast as high as ~0.21 at 405 nm was calculated for Ge8Sb2Te11, Ge10Sb2Te13, and Ge12Sb2Te15 layers. PMID:27199107

  6. Pulsed laser deposited GeTe-rich GeTe-Sb2Te3 thin films

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    Bouška, M.; Pechev, S.; Simon, Q.; Boidin, R.; Nazabal, V.; Gutwirth, J.; Baudet, E.; Němec, P.

    2016-05-01

    Pulsed laser deposition technique was used for the fabrication of Ge-Te rich GeTe-Sb2Te3 (Ge6Sb2Te9, Ge8Sb2Te11, Ge10Sb2Te13, and Ge12Sb2Te15) amorphous thin films. To evaluate the influence of GeTe content in the deposited films on physico-chemical properties of the GST materials, scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, X-ray diffraction and reflectometry, atomic force microscopy, Raman scattering spectroscopy, optical reflectivity, and sheet resistance temperature dependences as well as variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry measurements were used to characterize as-deposited (amorphous) and annealed (crystalline) layers. Upon crystallization, optical functions and electrical resistance of the films change drastically, leading to large optical and electrical contrast between amorphous and crystalline phases. Large changes of optical/electrical properties are accompanied by the variations of thickness, density, and roughness of the films due to crystallization. Reflectivity contrast as high as ~0.21 at 405 nm was calculated for Ge8Sb2Te11, Ge10Sb2Te13, and Ge12Sb2Te15 layers.

  7. On the exponential Diophantine equation x3+1=Dy2%关于指数Diophantine方程x3+1=Dy2

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    万飞; 杜先存

    2012-01-01

    设D是6k+1型的奇素数,运用Pell方程px2-3y2=1的最小解、同余式、平方剩余等初等方法给出了:当D=12t2+1(t是奇数)时,Diophantine方程x3+1 =Dy2无正整数解的一个充分条件.

  8. The BR-3 decommissioning project, Belgium

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    BR-3 was a small 10 MW(e) PWR which was shut down in 1987 after 25 years of operation. It was selected as an EU pilot project for the research and development programme on decommissioning of nuclear installations. The decommissioning project started in 1989. The optimization of the management of waste material generated by decommissioning activities has always been an intensive task and the minimization of the radioactive waste a priority. Over the past 16 years, the factors influencing the management of waste have been constantly evolving in Belgium, steered mainly by the following changes in technologies, regulations and economic conditions: - The publication of the Royal Decree of 20 July 2001, establishing a legal frame on decommissioning and including a set of clearance levels; - The improvement of the instrumentation used for characterization; - The increase in the performance of decontamination techniques; - The cost increase of the waste disposal paths; - The implementation of international recommendations in areas such as environmental impact, waste categorization, human aspects, ethics, etc.; -The strengthening of the legislation related to industrial safety and environmental release; - The diminution of the background radiation level at the decommissioning site itself. The first part of this annex gives a description of relevant influencing factors in order to define the context in which the dismantling activities took place. The second part puts in perspective the strategy chosen for the management of the waste, recognizing the influencing factors. As mentioned in the scope of this report, the focus is LLW. High and intermediate level wastes for which disposal in dedicated repositories is assumed are outside the scope of this report. They are therefore not examined in detail here

  9. Selected Femme / Homme - brändin lanseeraus Suomen markkinoille

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    Saarinen, Saila

    2009-01-01

    Tanskalaisomistuksessa oleva, kansainvälinen muotitalo Bestseller A/S lanseerasi uuden Selec-ted Femme / Homme - brändin Suomen markkinoille lokakuussa 2008. Tuotemerkin vali-koimiin kuuluu naisten ja miesten vaatteet, asusteet sekä jalkineet. Mallistoista on tuotteita arkeen ja juhlaan. Niissä yhdistyvät hyvän hinta laatu-suhteen lisäksi trendikkyys. Opinnäytetyössä tarkasteltiin brändin ensimmäisen unisex -myymälän lanseerausta kuluttajil-le. Työn tarkoitus oli tutkia uuden brändin ide...

  10. Bränditutkimus Etelä-Pohjanmaan Osuuspankille

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    Jämbäck, Anna-Leena

    2013-01-01

    Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli tutkia Etelä-Pohjanmaan Osuuspankin brändiä sen 20–30-vuotiaiden asiakkaiden näkökulmasta. Ensimmäisenä tavoitteena oli perehtyä brändeihin. Opinnäytetyön toisena tavoitteena oli bränditutkimuksen toteuttaminen EPOP:n 20–30-vuotiaille asiakkaille, jotta saataisiin selville millaiseksi se koetaan eri osa-alueilla sekä kokonaisuutena nuorten aikuisten keskuudessa. Kolmantena tavoitteena oli pohtia tutkimustulosten perusteella uusia ideoita organisaation markkinoi...

  11. Brøndby på Facebook

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    Johansen, Louise Løvendahl; Petersen, Simon Boje

    2012-01-01

    Dette er en målgruppeanalyse af Brøndby IF's kommunikation på Facebook, som tager udgangspunkt i Brøndbyfans. Specialet bygger på teori om fællesskab og netværk, hvor teoretikerne Castells, Baumann, Luhmann, Jesper Tække m.fl. er brugt, som alle arbejder med Facebook som enten et netværks- eller fællesskabsmedie. Specialet analysere, hvorledes Brøndby IF formår at kommunikere hensigstsmæssigt til deres fans, og om Facebook kan bruges til genopbyggelse af supporterfællesskabet.

  12. Kolea AK/JPK : -brändin konseptisuunnittelu

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    Koskilahti, Anni

    2016-01-01

    Opinnäytetyössä suunniteltiin valmis konsepti, perusteilla olevalle, Kolea – nimiselle vaatetusalan yritykselle ja brändille. Työssä käytettiin design managementin ja brändäyksen teorioita. Työn tavoitteena oli selventää design managementin mukainen kokonaisuus ja kehittää eheä konsepti vaatetusalan brändille. Työn toimintasuunnitelmaan ja sen kulkuun sovellettiin toimintatutkimuksen syklimallia. Opinnäytetyössä päätiedonhankintamenetelminä käytettiin havainnointia, haastatteluja ja benchm...

  13. Occurrence of magnetoelectric effect correlated to the Dy order in Dy{sub 2}NiMnO{sub 6} double perovskite

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    Masud, Md G.; Dey, K.; Ghosh, A.; Majumdar, S.; Giri, S., E-mail: sspsg2@iacs.res.in [Department of Solid State Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 2A & B Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700 032 (India)

    2015-08-14

    Magnetic, dielectric, and ac conductivity as well as room temperature structural and Raman studies are performed on double perovskite Dy{sub 2}NiMnO{sub 6}. The crystal structure of the compound adopts monoclinic P2{sub 1}/n space group, where alternate Mn and Ni distorted octahedral are arranged in anti-phase a{sup −} a{sup −} b{sup +} order in Glazer notation. Magnetization studies show two magnetic transitions around 100 K and 20 K which are related to the ordering of transition and rare earth cations moment, respectively. Temperature dependent dielectric permittivity shows Havriliak-Negami type thermally activated dielectric relaxation. The ac conductivity at different temperature is found to follow Jonscher power law behavior. Time-temperature scaling of the conductivity spectra reveals that the charge transport dynamics is independent of temperature. Intriguingly, an anomaly in the dielectric constant is observed close to the order of Dy moment which indicates intrinsic magnetoelectric coupling. The hybridization between Dy and Ni/Mn is suggested to be correlated with the magnetoelectric coupling.

  14. Te/C nanocomposites for Li-Te Secondary Batteries

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    Jeong-Uk Seo; Gun-Kyu Seong; Cheol-Min Park

    2015-01-01

    New battery systems having high energy density are actively being researched in order to satisfy the rapidly developing market for longer-lasting mobile electronics and hybrid electric vehicles. Here, we report a new Li-Te secondary battery system with a redox potential of ~1.7 V (vs. Li+/Li) adapted on a Li metal anode and an advanced Te/C nanocomposite cathode. Using a simple concept of transforming TeO2 into nanocrystalline Te by mechanical reduction, we designed an advanced, mechanically ...

  15. Transport properties of BiTe-SbTe superlattices

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    During the last decade BiTe-SbTe multilayers attracted much attention due to their enhanced thermoelectric figure of merit compared to the bulk materials. To shed light on the origin of this enhancement, we studied the electronic structure of (Bi2Te3)x(Sb2Te3)N-x superlattices with a fully relativistic screened Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker Green's function method. The electrical conductivity was calculated within the relaxation time approximation of the Boltzmann theory. The effect of composition (x) on the transport near the Fermi energy and the consequences for the thermoelectric properties were studied in detail.

  16. 选择性氧化壳聚糖对真丝织物姜黄染色性能的影响%Effect of selective oxidized chitosan on the dyeing properties of silk fabric dyed by turmeric

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    王浩; 凌志华; 胡显荣; 饶娟; 赵敏

    2015-01-01

    针对姜黄天然染料对真丝织物直接染色表面色深度(K/S值)低、染色牢度差的问题,利用壳聚糖与TEMPO-NaO-Cl-NaBr氧化体系制备选择性氧化壳聚糖改性剂对丝织物进行改性.与未经改性的真丝织物相比,经氧化壳聚糖改性织物的姜黄上染率明显提高,且随着壳聚糖氧化程度增加,改性真丝织物的姜黄上染率呈上升趋势.以姜黄改性真丝织物的上染率为指标,确定氧化壳聚糖对真丝织物最佳整理工艺为:氧化壳聚糖质量分数1%,温度65℃,时间1.5 h,浴比1:50.经氧化壳聚糖改性的真丝织物具有良好的K/S值和染色牢度.%Aiming at problems of low color depth (K/S value) and poor color fastness of silk fabric directly dyed with natural dye turmeric, the modification agent of selective oxidized chitosan was prepared from chito-san and TEMPO- NaOCl- NaBr oxidation system and applied to modify silk fabric. Compared with untreated silk fabric, the dye- uptake of silk fabric dyed with turmeric was increased remarkably after treated with oxi-dized chitosan. And with increasing the oxidation degree of chitosan, the dye- uptake of the treated silk fabric dyed with turmeric increased constantly. Based on the dye- uptake of treated silk fabric dyed with turmeric, the optimum modification process of silk fabric treated with oxidized chitosan was determined: the mass frac-tion of oxidized chitosan 1%, reacted at 65 ℃ for 1.5 h, the liquor ratio 1:50. The silk fabric treated with oxi-dized chitosan had good K/S value and color fastness.

  17. Equilibrium reconstruction in the TCA/Br tokamak; Reconstrucao do equilibrio no tokamak TCA/BR

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    Sa, Wanderley Pires de

    1996-12-31

    The accurate and rapid determination of the Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equilibrium configuration in tokamaks is a subject for the magnetic confinement of the plasma. With the knowledge of characteristic plasma MHD equilibrium parameters it is possible to control the plasma position during its formation using feed-back techniques. It is also necessary an on-line analysis between successive discharges to program external parameters for the subsequent discharges. In this work it is investigated the MHD equilibrium configuration reconstruction of the TCA/BR tokamak from external magnetic measurements, using a method that is able to fast determine the main parameters of discharge. The thesis has two parts. Firstly it is presented the development of an equilibrium code that solves de Grad-Shafranov equation for the TCA/BR tokamak geometry. Secondly it is presented the MHD equilibrium reconstruction process from external magnetic field and flux measurements using the Function Parametrization FP method. this method. This method is based on the statistical analysis of a database of simulated equilibrium configurations, with the goal of obtaining a simple relationship between the parameters that characterize the equilibrium and the measurements. The results from FP are compared with conventional methods. (author) 68 refs., 31 figs., 16 tabs.

  18. Luminescent Properties of Green Phosphor Ca8Mg(SiO4)4Cl2:Eu2+, Dy3+ for LED Applications

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    2007-01-01

    The new phosphor calcium magnesium chlorosilicate, codoped with Eu2+ and Dy3+, was synthesized with the help of the high temperature solid state reaction in reducing atmosphere. The excitation and emission spectra were very similar to that of Ca8Mg(SiO4)4Cl2:Eu2+, and the Dy3+ concentration influenced the emission intensity of this phosphor. The intensity of Eu2+ and Dy3+ codoped CMSC was stronger than that of Eu2+ singly doped CMSC. The emission spectrum of the Dy3+ ion overlapped the absorption band of the Eu2+ ion, indicating that an energy transfer from Dy3+ to Eu2+ took place in CMSC:Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphor. The mechanism of the energy transfer from Dy3+ to Eu2+, in this phosphor, might be resonant energy transfer.

  19. Selective electrodeposition of dysprosium in LiCl-KCl-GdCl3-DyCl3 melts at magnesium electrodes: Application to separation of nuclear wastes

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    The electrochemical behaviour and extraction efficiency of DyCl3 and GdCl3 solutions were studied by cyclic voltammetry, square wave voltammetry and open-circuit chronopotentiometry in the eutectic LiCl-KCl at 773 K using inert and reactive electrodes, i.e. W and Mg, respectively. On W and Mg electrodes, Dy(III) ions are reduced to metallic dysprosium through two consecutive steps. The selective electrodepositing of dysprosium in a form of Mg-Dy alloys can be easier than that in a pure metallic form, without reduction of the extraction yield. Potentiostatic electrolysis experiments were performed to extract Dy from GdCl3 and DyCl3 mixtures at magnesium electrodes. XRD patterns of deposit indicated that Mg3Dy phase was formed. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images with Energy dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) showed the grain size was refined with a greater content of Dy in alloys

  20. Electronic structures of HgTe and CdTe surfaces and HgTe/CdTe interfaces

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    Schick, J. T.; Bose, S. M.; Chen, A.-B.

    1989-01-01

    A Green's-function method has been used to study the surface and interface electronic structures of the II-VI compounds HgTe and CdTe. Localized surface and resonance states near the cation-terminated (100) surface of CdTe and the anion-terminated surface of HgTe have been found for the ideal surfaces. The energies and strengths of these surface states are altered by surface perturbations. The bulk states near the surface are drastically modified by the creation of the surface, but the band gaps remain unchanged. Numerical evaluation of the local densities of states at the Gamma and J points shows that, at the (100) interface of HgTe/CdTe, the previously observed surface states are no longer present. However, in the interface region, bulk states of one material penetrate some distance into the other material.

  1. Inclusive J/ψ production in pp collisions at √(s)=2.76 TeV

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    The ALICE Collaboration has measured inclusive J/ψ production in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy √(s)=2.76 TeV at the LHC. The results presented in this Letter refer to the rapidity ranges |y|inte=1.1 nb-1 and Lintμ=19.9 nb-1, and the corresponding signal statistics are NJ/ψe+e-=59±14 and NJ/ψμ+μ-=1364±53. We present dσJ/ψ/dy for the two rapidity regions under study and, for the forward-y range, d2σJ/ψ/dydpt in the transverse momentum domain 0t<8 GeV/c. The results are compared with previously published results at √(s)=7 TeV and with theoretical calculations.

  2. Quantitative assessment of the multiplicity of carbon-halogen bonds: carbenium and halonium ions with F, Cl, Br, and I.

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    Kalescky, Robert; Zou, Wenli; Kraka, Elfi; Cremer, Dieter

    2014-03-13

    CX (X = F, Cl, Br, I) and CE bonding (E = O, S, Se, Te) was investigated for a test set of 168 molecules using the local CX and CE stretching force constants k(a) calculated at the M06-2X/cc-pVTZ level of theory. The stretching force constants were used to derive a relative bond strength order (RBSO) parameter n. As alternative bond strength descriptors, bond dissociation energies (BDE) were calculated at the G3 level or at the two-component NESC (normalized elimination of the small component)/CCSD(T) level of theory for molecules with X = Br, I or E = Se, Te. RBSO values reveal that both bond lengths and BDE values are less useful when a quantification of the bond strength is needed. CX double bonds can be realized for Br- or I-substituted carbenium ions where as suitable reference the double bond of the corresponding formaldehyde homologue is used. A triple bond cannot be realized in this way as the diatomic CX(+) ions with a limited π-donor capacity for X are just double-bonded. The stability of halonium ions increases with the atomic number of X, which is reflected by a strengthening of the fractional (electron-deficient) CX bonds. An additional stability increase of up to 25 kcal/mol (X = I) is obtained when the X(+) ion can form a bridged halonium ion with ethene such that a more efficient 2-electron-3-center bonding situation is created. PMID:24555526

  3. Optimizing white light luminescence in Dy3+-doped Lu3Ga5O12 nano-garnets

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    Haritha, P.; Martín, I. R.; Linganna, K.; Monteseguro, V.; Babu, P.; León-Luis, S. F.; Jayasankar, C. K.; Rodríguez-Mendoza, U. R.; Lavín, V.; Venkatramu, V.

    2014-11-01

    Trivalent dysprosium-doped Lu3Ga5O12 nano-garnets have been prepared by sol-gel method and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, and laser excited spectroscopy. Under a cw 457 nm laser excitation, the white luminescence properties of Lu3Ga5O12 nano-garnets have been studied as a function of the optically active Dy3+ ion concentration and at low temperature. Decay curves for the 4F9/2 level of Dy3+ ion exhibit non-exponential nature for all the Dy3+ concentrations, which have been well-fitted to a generalized energy transfer model for a quadrupole-quadrupole interaction between Dy3+ ions without diffusion. From these data, a simple rate-equations model can be applied to predict that intense white luminescence could be obtained from 1.8 mol% Dy3+ ions-doped nano-garnets, which is in good agreement with experimental results. Chromaticity color coordinates and correlated color temperatures have been determined as a function of temperature and are found to be within the white light region for all Dy3+ concentrations. These results indicate that 2.0 mol% Dy3+ ions doped nano-garnet could be useful for white light emitting device applications.

  4. Improvement and luminescent mechanism of Bi4Si3O12 scintillation crystals by Dy3+ doping

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    Yang, Bobo; Xu, Jiayue; Zhang, Yan; Zeng, Haibo; Tian, Tian; Chu, Yaoqing; Pan, Yubai; Cui, Qingzhi

    2016-01-01

    Bi4Si3O12:Dy (BSO:Dy) crystals have been grown by the modified vertical Bridgeman method and doping effects on light yield have been investigated. Doped with small amount of Dy2O3 (0.05-0.3 mol%), the light yield and energy resolution of BSO crystals were improved significantly. However, high concentrations of Dy2O3 doping resulted in the decrease of light yield. Pulse height measurement under γ-ray irradiation shows that 0.1 mol% Dy2O3 doping can make the relative light yield of BSO from 24.6% to 35.8% of BGO crystal, with fast decay time of ~90 ns. X-ray excited radioluminescence spectra showed Dy doping has an extra emission in the host emission band (Bi3+ emission) and acts as a sensitizer to the Bi luminescent center. These results indicate that BSO:Dy crystal could be one of promising candidates for replacing BGO in some application such as electromagnetic calorimeter and dual readout in nuclear or high energy physics.

  5. Low-energy robust host heavily doped with Dy3+ for emission at 1.3 to 1.4

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    A transparent, heavily Dy3+-doped oxyfluoride nano-glass-ceramic, 32(SiO2)9(AlO1.5)31.5(CdF2)18.5(PbF2) 5.5(ZnF2):3.5(DyF3) (mol%), has been fabricated, where the Dy3+ dopants dissolve mostly in the 8 nm diameter β-PbF2-type nanocrystals. We propose the chemical composition of this Dy3+-doped PbF2-type crystalline nanophase is of tveitite type and approaches Pb3DyF9. The low vibration energy of the Dy3+ site results in an intense emission band 6H9/2,6F11/2 → 6H15/2 of Dy3+, centered at about 1.35 μm with a 120 nm half-height width and a 150 μs lifetime with negligible temperature dependence. This emission band has a potential application as a broad-band short-length optical amplifier operating in the extended telecommunications window at about 1.3 to 1.4 μm. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  6. High energy electron beams characterization using CaSO4:Dy+PTFE Phosphors for clinical therapy applications

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    In the present work high energy electron beam dosimetry from linear accelerator (LINACs) for clinical applications using dysprosium doped calcium sulfate embedded in polytetrafluorethylene (CaSO4:Dy+PTFE) was studied. The irradiations were carried out using high electron beams (6 to 18 MeV) from a linear accelerator (LINAC) Varian, CLINAC 2300C/D, for clinical practice purpose. The electron irradiations were obtained using the water solid in order to guarantee electronic equilibrium conditions (EEC). Field shaping for electron beams was obtained with electron cones. Glow curve and other thermoluminescent characteristics of CaSO4:Dy+PTFE were conducted under high electrons beams irradiations. The TL response of the pellets showed an intensity peak centered at around 215 °C. TL response of CaSO4:Dy+PTFE as a function of high electron absorbed dose showed a linearity in a wide range. To obtain reproducibility characteristic, a set of pellets were exposed repeatedly for the same electron absorbed dose. The results obtained in this study can suggest the applicability of CaSO4:Dy+PTFE pellets for high electron beam dosimetry, provided fading is correctly accounted for. - Highlights: ► Developing of CaSO4:Dy to electron beams dosimetry. ► Characterization of caSO4:Dy to radiation safety in LINACs. ► TL characteristics of CaSO4:Dy for electron beams quality control.

  7. Optimizing white light luminescence in Dy3+-doped Lu3Ga5O12 nano-garnets

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    Trivalent dysprosium-doped Lu3Ga5O12 nano-garnets have been prepared by sol-gel method and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, and laser excited spectroscopy. Under a cw 457 nm laser excitation, the white luminescence properties of Lu3Ga5O12 nano-garnets have been studied as a function of the optically active Dy3+ ion concentration and at low temperature. Decay curves for the 4F9/2 level of Dy3+ ion exhibit non-exponential nature for all the Dy3+ concentrations, which have been well-fitted to a generalized energy transfer model for a quadrupole-quadrupole interaction between Dy3+ ions without diffusion. From these data, a simple rate-equations model can be applied to predict that intense white luminescence could be obtained from 1.8 mol% Dy3+ ions-doped nano-garnets, which is in good agreement with experimental results. Chromaticity color coordinates and correlated color temperatures have been determined as a function of temperature and are found to be within the white light region for all Dy3+ concentrations. These results indicate that 2.0 mol% Dy3+ ions doped nano-garnet could be useful for white light emitting device applications

  8. A neutron diffraction and molecular dynamics investigation of the environment of Dy3+ ions in a fluoroberyllate glass

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    A combined neutron diffraction and molecular dynamics study is reported of the Dy3+ ion environment in vitreous NaF--DyF3--BeF2, using a special version of the isotopic substitution procedure known as the null technique. To investigate the effects of both NaF and DyF3 on the basic beryllium fluoride glass network, complementary measurements and simulations have been performed for vitreous NaF--BeF2, with the same NaF:BeF2 ratio as the DyF3 containing glass, and also for pure vitreous BeF2. The neutron diffraction data indicate that for glasses simulated using pair potentials the BeF4 tetrahedra are much more distorted than those in the real materials and the mean Be--F--Be angle is too high. Both of these deficiencies in the simulations are attributed to the use of simple ionic potentials with no bond angle restoring forces. Experimentally, the distribution of Dy--F first neighbor distances is found to be narrow, having a root mean square deviation of 0.110±0.003 A about the mean value of 2.290±0.003 A. The Dy(F) coordination number is 7.3±0.2 which is slightly less than that in crystalline DyF3

  9. 2.9 μm emission properties and energy transfer mechanism in Dy3+/Tm3+-codoped tellurite glass

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • We prepare Dy3+/Tm3+-codoped tellurite–zinc glasses. • We report strong 2.9 μm emission with large emission cross-section. • Detailed energy transfer processes between Dy and Tm are proposed. - Abstract: Dy3+ and Dy3+/Tm3+-codoped tellurite–zinc glasses have been synthesized and studied by absorption and emission spectra. The Judd–Ofelt intensity parameters, energy transfer microparameters and efficiency have been determined and discussed. Intense 2.9 μm emission in Dy3+/Tm3+-codoped zinc–tellurite glasses was achieved under 800 nm laser diode excitation that confirms effective energy transfer from Tm3+ to Dy3+ ions. Possible energy transfer mechanism has been discussed based on the near- and mid-infrared emission spectra and the energy transfer microparameters. These results indicate that Dy3+/Tm3+-codoped tellurite–zinc glasses can be a potential medium for mid-infrared laser

  10. Separation and recovery of high grade Dy2O3 by solvent extraction process with DEHPA in kerosene

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    During the solvent extraction (SX) fractionation of rare earths chloride obtained from monazite, a heavy RE (HRE) fraction assaying 60% Y2O3 is produced. This is purified further to 93% Y2O3 by another SX cycle. During this step most of Dy and Tb get separated to yield a concentrate assaying >50% Dy2O3. An attempt has been made to process this Dy rich concentrate to obtain a high grade Dy2O3 by a SX route using DEHPA in kerosene. The distribution data (D vs Hi+) of Dy have been generated experimentally at various metal concentrations and similar data for other metals present (Gd, Tb, Y, Er and Ho) have been derived using a mathematical expression developed in our laboratory. Based on this information mathematical models for extraction behaviour of these HRE have been derived and used in a computer program developed for multicomponent system. This program has been utilised to optimise the process parameters to obtain 95-97% pure Dy2O3 at about 90% recovery. The parameters have been experimentally confirmed and Dy2O3 95.5% pure w.r.t. Tb was obtained at about 90% recovery, thus confirming the validity of the program. This paper presents data obtained during these investigations. (author). 6 refs., 5 tabs

  11. LiikeAkatemian brändimielikuvan tutkiminen ja brändin kehittäminen

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    Petäsnoro, Iida-Mari; Rajala, Emilia

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    Toteutamme opinnäytetyömme Lapin ammattikorkeakoulussa Tornion kampuksella toimivalle LiikeAkatemialle, jossa opiskellaan käytännönläheisesti tiimiyrityksissä. Tavoitteenamme on tutkia LiikeAkatemian aikaisempaa brändimarkkinointia, ja sen vaikutusta nykyisen brändimielikuvan tilaan liiketalouden opettajien ja opiskelijoiden keskuudessa. Näiden tutkimustulosten perusteella esitämme brändin kehittämiseen liittyviä kehitysideoita. Työn teoreettinen viitekehys on koottu aiheeseen liittyvästä...

  12. Crystal fields of dilute Tb, Dy, or Er in Sc obtained by magnetization measurements

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    Høg, J.; Touborg, P.

    1976-01-01

    Crystal-field parameters for dilute Sc-Tb, Sc-Dy, and Sc-Er alloys have been obtained by fitting theoretical expressions to the experimentally measured paramagnetic susceptibility. The initial susceptibility was measured and corrected for the effects of ordering at the lowest temperatures in the...

  13. Thermoluminescence studies of thermally treated CaB{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Dy

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    Tekin, E., E-mail: ekdalelcin@hotmail.co [Ege University, Institute of Nuclear Sciences, 35100 Izmir (Turkey); Ege, A.; Karali, T. [Ege University, Institute of Nuclear Sciences, 35100 Izmir (Turkey); Townsend, P.D. [University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QH, East Sussex (United Kingdom); Prokic, M. [Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Vinca, P. O. Box 522, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia)

    2010-08-15

    Borate based thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLD) show high sensitivity and good TL characteristics. One of the promising material amongst the dosimeters is Dy doped CaB{sub 4}O{sub 7}. Spectrally resolved thermoluminescence of Dy doped CaB{sub 4}O{sub 7} shows three glow peaks at about 50 {sup o}C, 240 {sup o}C and 380 {sup o}C, the intensity of the 240 {sup o}C glow peak being the maximum. All TL experiments were conducted on a high sensitivity TL spectrometer at Sussex University with a heating rate of 50 {sup o}C min{sup -1}. Two main emissions associated with the Dy dopant are observed at {approx}480 and 580 nm. The samples were subjected to a series of treatments including excitation by X-rays and UV laser radiation. As part of the present research CaB{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Dy materials were subjected to two different heat treatments; quenching and slow cooling in order to investigate the changes in TL characteristics.

  14. Study on oxide resistance of long persistent phosphor SrAl2O4: Eu, Dy

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    HUO; Cheng-zhang; NI; Hai-yong; LU; Ming-yu; ZHOU; Shao-hui

    2005-01-01

    The heat-treated temperature and preservative time influence on oxide resistance of SrAl2O4 :Eu2+ ,Dy3+ in high temperature atmosphere were studied in this paper. The result showed that oxide resistance was improved obviously by phosphor particles coated SiO2. The reason for the coating to craze above 900℃ was also analyzed.

  15. Thermoluminescence characteristics of MgSO sub 4 :Dy,Mn phosphor

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    Luo Da Ling; Deng Zou Ping; Li Guo Zhen

    1999-01-01

    The MgSO sub 4 :Dy,Mn thermoluminescence (TL) phosphors have been prepared by co-doping with various concentrations of activators the Dy and Mn. The dose-responses to gamma-rays are studied by deconvolution of the TL glow curves. It is found that the TL sensitivity of the MgSO sub 4 :Dy,Mn phosphor is comparable to that of the phosphor LiF:Mg,Ti. Besides, there is only one main dosimetric peak at 383 deg. C in its TL glow curve. The trap parameters of the dosimetric peak were obtained as activation energy E approx 1.972 eV, the frequency-factor s approx 4.294x10 sup 1 sup 4 s sup - sup 1 and the kinetic order b approx 2 by fitting the glow curves with general-order kinetics. The area of this dosimetric peak is approx 90% of the integral area of the whole glow curve for a gamma dose range of 0.1 Gy-20 kGy. The dose response of MgSO sub 4 :Dy,Mn to gamma-rays in this dose range is supralinear. There are no radiation damage effects observed in TL glow curves above 1 kGy as that occurred in LiF dosimeters.

  16. The effect of gamma irradiation on chitosan film dyed with malachite green

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    In this research, chitosan is used as the base for a dye and the effects of γ-irradiation on the dye was researched. The dyed chitosan film of the thickness 70 μm was developed by dissolving chitosan powder in an acetic acid solution. Malachite Green dye was used as the dye and was prepared by using water as solvent. Dyed chitosan gel was the dried and small pieces of 1 x 1 cm2 was cut out and the dyed film was analyzed using the UV-VIS spectrometer and achieved a maximum absorption at the wavelength of λ=615 nm. Using Gammacell, the film was irradiated by gamma ray with various doses ranging from 5-25 KGy. The effect of the irradiation on the dyed film was study for various factors. The effect of the dose, thickness and shelf life was studied and shows significant effect to the optical density. As the dose reaches 25 KGy, the destruction of the dye approaches 20%. (Author)

  17. Optical properties and local structure of Dy3+-doped chalcogenide and chalcohalide glasses

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    TANG Gao; YANG Zhiyong; LUO Lan; CHEN Wei

    2008-01-01

    Dy3+-doped Ge-Ga-Se chalcogenide glasses and GeSe2-Ga2Se3-CsI chalcohalide glasses were prepared. The absorption, emission properties, and local structure of the glasses were investigated. When excited at 808 nm diode laser, intense 1.32 and 1.55 μm near-infrared luminescence were observed with full width at half maximum (FWHM) of about 90 and 50 rim, respectively. The lifetime of the 1.32 μm emission varied due to changes in the local structure surrounding Dy3+ ions. The longest lifetime was over 2.5 ms, and the value was signifi-cantly higher than that in other Dy3+-doped glasses. Some other spectroscopic parameters were calculated by using Judd-Ofelt theory. Meanwhile, Ge-Ga-Se and GeSe2-Ga2Se3-CsI glasses showed good infrared transmittance. As a result, Dy3+-doped Ge-Ga-Se and GeSe2-Ga2Se3-CsI glasses were believed to be useful hosts for 1.3 μm optical fiber amplifier.

  18. Project DyAdd: Implicit Learning in Adult Dyslexia and ADHD

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    Laasonen, Marja; Väre, Jenni; Oksanen-Hennah, Henna; Leppämäki, Sami; Tani, Pekka; Harno, Hanna; Hokkanen, Laura; Pothos, Emmanuel; Cleeremans, Axel

    2014-01-01

    In this study of the project DyAdd, implicit learning was investigated through two paradigms in adults (18-55 years) with dyslexia (n?=?36) or with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, n?=?22) and in controls (n?=?35). In the serial reaction time (SRT) task, there were no group differences in learning. However, those with ADHD exhibited…

  19. Thermoluminescence characterization of Dy(3+) -activated Mg₅ (BO₃ )₃ F low Z(eff) phosphor.

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    Wani, Javaid A; Dhoble, N S; Dhoble, S J

    2013-01-01

    Thermoluminescence characteristics of Dy(3+) -activated Mg₅ (BO₃ )₃ F low Z(eff) phosphor are described. The Mg₅ (BO₃ )₃ F phosphor doped with Dy(3+) as activator was prepared by the modified solid-state reaction. Formation of the compound was confirmed by use of X-ray powder diffraction. The X-ray powder diffraction pattern of the as-prepared compound shows a good match with the available JCPDS data. The γ-irradiated Mg₅ (BO₃ )₃ F:Dy(3+) phosphor shows a simple glow curve peaking at about 148°C indicating that only one type of trap is being activated within a particular temperature range. The kinetic parameters, including activation energy and frequency factor were determined using Chen's method. The activation energy and frequency factors were 0.75 eV and 4.508 × 10(9) /s respectively. The Z(eff) ofMg₅ (BO₃ )₃ F:Dy(3+) phosphor was 9.84. PMID:23055350

  20. Effects of overexpression of high molecular weight glutenin subunit 1Dy10 on wheat tortilla properties.

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    Pierucci, Valquíria R M; Tilley, Michael; Graybosch, Robert A; Blechl, Ann E; Bean, Scott R; Tilley, Katherine A

    2009-07-22

    Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) flour properties necessary for optimal tortilla production have not been identified. Transgenic wheats (Triticum aestivum L.) overexpressing high molecular weight glutenin subunit (HMW-GS) 1Dy10 were used to make tortilla and their quality was evaluated. The level of HMW-GS 1Dy10 in flours derived from transgenic wheats was 2.5-5.8-fold greater than in controls. Polymeric proteins in the transgenic samples had a molecular weight distribution shifted toward larger polymers as indicated by increased levels of polymeric proteins present and greater M(w) averages of the largest fractions in the insoluble polymeric proteins. Dough derived from transgenic wheats had greater resistance to extension and lower extensibility than controls. Tortilla quality evaluation revealed that tortillas originated from transgenic wheats had decreased diameter, greater thickness and rupture force, and lower rollability scores and stretchability than controls. The presence of 1RS chromosomal translocations from rye (Secale cereale L.) in transgenic wheat decreased the negative effects of overexpression of HMW-GS 1Dy10, as tortillas made with this flour mostly exhibited quality properties similar to those made from control flour. Results suggested that the negative effects of overexpression of HMW-GS 1Dy10 on tortilla properties were derived from a nonideal gluten matrix formation. PMID:19537784

  1. On the binary helium star DY Centauri: Chemical composition and evolutionary state

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    Pandey, Gajendra; Jeffery, C Simon; Lambert, David L

    2014-01-01

    DY Cen has shown a steady fading of its visual light by about 1 magnitude in the last 40 years suggesting a secular increase in its effective temperature. We have conducted non-LTE and LTE abundance analyses to determine the star's effective temperature, surface gravity, and chemical composition using high-resolution spectra obtained over two decades. The derived stellar parameters for three epochs suggest that DY Cen has evolved at a constant luminosity and has become hotter by about 5000 K in 23 years. We show that the derived abundances remain unchanged for the three epochs. The derived abundances of the key elements, including F and Ne, are as observed for the extreme helium stars resulting from a merger of an He white dwarf with a C-O white dwarf. Thus, DY Cen by chemical composition appears to be also a product of a merger of two white dwarfs. This appearance seems to be at odds with the recent suggestion that DY Cen is a single-lined spectroscopic binary.

  2. Gammaübergänge und Energieniveaus in Dy165

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    Schult, O.; Maier, B.; Gruber, U.

    1964-01-01

    220 neutron capture Gamma rays of Dy 165 were measured with the Risø curved crystal spectrometer. The intense transitions permitted the construction of a level scheme for this oddN nucleus. The rotational bandsK=7/2+[633],K=1/2−[521] andK=5/2−[512] were precisely localized, including the spin 11/...

  3. Energieniveaus und Gamma-übergänge in Dy164

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    Schult, O.; Gruber, U.; Maier, B.;

    1964-01-01

    The neutron capture Gamma ray spectrum of Dy 164 was measured with the curved crystal spectrometer at the DR-3 reactor at Risø. A level scheme was constructed from the energies (30 keV−1 MeV) and the intensities of the detected lines. The states obtained are: the groundstate rotational band with ...

  4. An alternative method for immediate dose estimation using CaSO4:Dy based TLD badges

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    Singh, A. K.; Menon, S. N.; Dhabekar, Bhushan; Kadam, Sonal; Chougaonkar, M. P.; Babu, D. A. R.

    2014-11-01

    CaSO4:Dy based Thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLDs) are being used in country wide personnel monitoring program in India. The TL glow curve of CaSO4:Dy consists of a dosimetric peak at 220 °C and a low temperature peak at 120 °C which is unstable at room temperature. The TL integral counts in CaSO4:Dy reduces by 15% in seven days after irradiation due to the thermal fading of 120 °C TL peak. As the dosimetric procedure involves total integrated counts for dose conversion, the dosimeters are typically read about a week after receiving. However in the event of a suspected over exposure, where urgent processing is expected, this poses limitation. Post irradiation annealing treatment is used in such cases of immediate readout of cards. In this paper we report a new and easier to use technique based on optical bleaching for the urgent processing of TLD cards. Optical bleaching with green LED (∼555 nm photons) of 25,000 lux for one and half hour removes the low temperature TL peak without affecting the dosimetric peak. This method can be used for immediate dose estimation using CaSO4:Dy based TLD badges.

  5. Gd-Dy-Al-Co bulk metallic glasses with large magnetic entropy change and refrigeration capacity

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    Novel Gd56-xDyxAl24Co20 (x = 0, 14, 17) bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) were prepared by copper mold casting. They exhibit magnetic entropy changes (ΔSM) comparable to that of Gd53Al24Co20Zr3 BMG and crystalline Gd. Moreover, these glassy alloys have broad entropy change peaks, resulting in the refrigeration capacities of 751.4 J kg-1, 702.8 J kg-1, and 682.3 J kg-1 for Gd56Al24Co20, Gd42Dy14Al24Co20, and Gd39Dy17Al24Co20 at 5 Tesla. The large magnetocaloric effect makes these BMGs attractive candidates as magnetic refrigerant in temperature range of 50-140 K. It is also found that the Curie temperature of this kind of metallic glass linearly declines with the increase of Dy. The ΔSM of metallic glasses reaches maximum at certain content of Dy. These findings are expected to provide a meaningful guidance for the composition design of rare earth based glassy alloys for refrigeration application.

  6. Monographs IAE. Synthesis and crystal structure of Dy(Fe-CoAl)2 intermetallic compounds

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    The system of arc furnace for intermetallic compounds fabrication has been presented. The series of Dy(Fe-CoAl)2 compounds with different compositions have been obtained. Crystal structure, lattice parameters, space groups and elementary cell volumes have been determined by means of XRD method for all obtained compounds

  7. White Light Emission by Dy3+ Doped Phosphor Matrices: A Short Review.

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    Shrivastava, Ravi; Kaur, Jagjeet; Dubey, Vikas

    2016-01-01

    In this review we have studied number of research papers related to white light emission from Dy3+ doped different host matrices. It is observed that most of the Dy3+doped aluminates, silicates, borates etc., emitted blue, green and red colour with specific intensities so that CIE coordinates, appeared near to white light. Correlated Colour Temperature(CCT) values of these phosphors expressed that the white light emission produced, was adaptable to human eyes. Dy3+ ions act as activator in each case. Four peaks at approximately 480,575, 670, and 757 nm could be seen in most of the Dy3+ doped phosphors. Expected transition responsible for these peaks are 4F9/2 → 6H15/2 (Blue Colour), 4F9/2 → 6H13/2 (Green-Yellow Colour), 4F9/2 → 6H11/2 (Red Colour) and 4F9/2 → 6H9/2(Brownish Red Colour). Few of the discussed phosphors exhibited long phosphorescence, starting from several minutes to few hours. Mechanism responsible for long lasting white light emission was also discussed. Five different factors, to recognize the phosphors for its suitability as commercial white light phosphor have been discussed. PMID:26498457

  8. A new dyed ECE track identification method for nuclear particle detection

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    A new procedure for obtaining highly contrasted red-dyed electrochemically etched recoil tracks in polymers such as polycarbonate (PC) and CR-39 has been successfully developed for spectrophotometry as applied to neutron dosimetry. The principal rationale in this method has been the provision of highly contrasted, photon-absorbing, large, dyed recoil tracks in an unaffected bulk material. The method consists of: (a) exposing the polymer to charged particles or neutrons; (b) electrochemical etching of the tracks; (c) acid sensitization; (d) dyeing with an appropriate dye. By investigation of the type, concentration, duration and temperature of the acid and the dye, optimized values of 20% by weight acrylic acid at 750C for 3.5 h for sensitization, and 3% by weight eosin bluish dye at 950C for 4 h for dyeing, provided a nearly 100% dyed-track efficiency. Spectrophotometry by UV and infrared radiation track counting, and optical densitometry were applied to the dyed samples. The results have shown some promise for UV absorbance measurements in routine large-scale applications. In this paper, the results of optimization studies and preliminary application of the technique to neutron dosimetry are presented and discussed. (author)

  9. An evaluation of UV protection imparted by cotton fabrics dyed with natural colorants

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    Sarkar Ajoy K

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The ultraviolet properties of textiles dyed with synthetic dyes have been widely reported in literature. However, no study has investigated the ultraviolet properties of natural fabrics dyed with natural colorants. This study reports the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF of cotton fabrics dyed with colorants of plant and insect origins. Methods Three cotton fabrics were dyed with three natural colorants. Fabrics were characterized with respect to fabric construction, weight, thickness and thread count. Influence of fabric characteristics on Ultraviolet Protection Factor was studied. Role of colorant concentration on the ultraviolet protection factor was examined via color strength analysis. Results A positive correlation was observed between the weight of the fabric and their UPF values. Similarly, thicker fabrics offered more protection from ultraviolet rays. Thread count appears to negatively correlate with UPF. Dyeing with natural colorants dramatically increased the protective abilities of all three fabric constructions. Additionally, within the same fabric type UPF values increased with higher depths of shade. Conclusion Dyeing cotton fabrics with natural colorants increases the ultraviolet protective abilities of the fabrics and can be considered as an effective protection against ultraviolet rays. The UPF is further enhanced with colorant of dark hues and with high concentration of the colorant in the fabric.

  10. Magnetic properties and anisotropy of orthorhombic DyMnO{sub 3} single crystal

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    Pękała, M. [Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Al. Zwirki i Wigury 101, PL-02-089 Warsaw (Poland); Wolff-Fabris, F., E-mail: f.wolff-fabris@xfel.eu [Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HLD), Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, 01314 Dresden (Germany); MPA-NHMFL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Fagnard, J-F.; Vanderbemden, Ph. [SUPRATECS, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science B28, University of Liege, Sart Tilman, B-4000 Liege (Belgium); Mucha, J. [W. Trzebiatowski Institute for Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Science, PO Box 1410, 50-950 Wrocław 2 (Poland); Gospodinov, M.M.; Lovchinov, V. [Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 72 Tzarigradsko Chaussee blvd, 1784 Sofia (Bulgaria); Ausloos, M. [SUPRATECS, Department of Physics B5a, Sart Tilman, B-4000 Liege (Belgium)

    2013-06-15

    An orthorhombic DyMnO{sub 3} single crystal has been studied in magnetic fields up to 14 T and between 3 K and room temperature. The field dependent ordering temperature of Dy moments is deduced. The paramagnetic Curie Weiss behavior is related mainly to the Dy{sup 3+}sublattice whereas the Mn sublattice contribution plays a secondary role. DC magnetization measurements show marked anisotropic features, related to the anisotropic structure of a cubic system stretched along a body diagonal, with a magnetic easy axis parallel to the crystallographic b axis. A temperature and field dependent spin flop transition is observed below 9 K, when relatively weak magnetocrystalline anisotropy is overcome by magnetic fields up to 1.6 T. - Highlights: ► An orthorhombic DyMnO{sub 3} single crystal has been studied in high magnetic fields and low temperatures. ► It is found that the easy and hard magnetic axes are oriented along the b and c axes, respectively. ► A temperature and field dependent spin flop transition is observed below 9 K, when relatively weak magnetocrystalline anisotropy is overcome by magnetic fields up to 1.6 T. ► The antiferromagnetic structure is stabilized along the b axis by relatively weak magnetocrystalline anisotropy.

  11. High Pressure Raman Scattering Study on the Phase Stability of DyVO4

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    Patel, Nishant N.; Garg, Alka B.; Meenakshi, S.; Wani, B. N.; Sharma, S. M.

    2011-07-01

    High pressure Raman spectroscopic investigations have been carried out on rare earth orthovanadate DyVO4 upto 22 GPa. Abrupt changes and appearance of new modes were noted in Raman spectrum above 8 GPa with two phase coexistence over a pressure range of about 8-13 GPa The phase transition was found to be irreversible when pressure is released.

  12. Thermal composition of DyF-, HoF-, and TmF-based gases

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    Kaledin, Leonid A.; Holbrook, Robert T.; Kunc, Joseph A.

    1998-04-01

    The partition functions are calculated for gases consisting of Ln and F atoms, Ln+ ions, LnF and F2 molecules, and LnF+ molecular ions (Ln≡Dy, Ho, Tm) and are subsequently used in determining the local thermal equilibrium compositions of such gases.

  13. Project DyAdd: Visual Attention in Adult Dyslexia and ADHD

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    Laasonen, Marja; Salomaa, Jonna; Cousineau, Denis; Leppamaki, Sami; Tani, Pekka; Hokkanen, Laura; Dye, Matthew

    2012-01-01

    In this study of the project DyAdd, three aspects of visual attention were investigated in adults (18-55 years) with dyslexia (n = 35) or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, n = 22), and in healthy controls (n = 35). Temporal characteristics of visual attention were assessed with Attentional Blink (AB), capacity of visual attention…

  14. Antiferromagnetic order and spin glass behavior in Dy{sub 2}CuIn{sub 3}

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    Siouris, I.M., E-mail: jsiou@pme.duth.gr [Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), Production and Management Engineering Department, Materials Laboratory, 67100 Xanthi (Greece); Kremer, R.K. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Hoelzel, M. [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II), 85748 Garching (Germany)

    2011-11-15

    The magnetic properties of the intermetallic compound Dy{sub 2}CuIn{sub 3} have been investigated. Ac and dc-susceptibility measurements indicate an onset of antiferromagnetic ordering at T{sub N}=19.5 K and an additional frequency dependent transition at T{sub ds}{approx}9 K. Neutron diffraction studies confirm the ordered transition at 19.5{+-}1 K. The magnetic unit cell can be described by the propagation vector k=(0.25,0.25,0) with the magnetic moment {mu}=2.63(4){mu}{sub B}/Dy{sup 3+} parallel to the c-axis. Nevertheless, neutron diffraction reveals no additional magnetic phase transition around or below 9 K, which suggests that, at lower temperatures, a spin glass state may be formed in coexistence with the antiferromagnetic mode as a result of frustration and the antagonism between ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic exchange interactions. - Highlights: > Dy{sub 2}CuIn{sub 3} is characterized by the dominance of antiferromagnetic (AF) interactions. > Geometric frustration and crystal field effects prevent the formation of the full magnetic moment on the Dy ions. > Two magnetic regimes are recognized: an AF state and a mixed AF-glassy state. > The antiferromagnetic structure of the compound has been determined.

  15. DyP‑type peroxidases : a promising and versatile class of enzymes

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    Colpa, Dana I.; Fraaije, Marco W.; Bloois, Edwin van

    2014-01-01

    DyP peroxidases comprise a novel superfamily of heme-containing peroxidases, which is unrelated to the superfamilies of plant and animal peroxidases. These enzymes have so far been identified in the genomes of fungi, bacteria, as well as archaea, although their physiological function is still unclea

  16. Ultrasonic determination of anisotropic elasticity of DyScO3 substrates

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    Seiner, Hanuš; Sedlák, Petr; Janovská, Michaela; Landa, Michal; Márton, Pavel; Ondrejkovič, Petr; Hlinka, Jiří

    Praha, 2013. [Joint UFFC, EFTF and PFM Symposium 2013. 21.07.2013-25.07.2013, Praha] Institutional support: RVO:68378271 ; RVO:61388998 Keywords : anisotropic elasticity * DyScO3 substrates * resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS) Subject RIV: BI - Acoustics; BI - Acoustics (FZU-D)

  17. Thermal, optical and structural properties of Dy3+ doped sodium aluminophosphate glasses

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    Kaur, Manpreet; Singh, Anupinder; Thakur, Vanita; Singh, Lakhwant

    2016-03-01

    Trivalent Dysprosium doped sodium aluminophosphate glasses with composition 50P2O5-10Al2O3-(20-x)Na2O-20CaO-xDy2O3 (x varying from 0 to 5 mol%) were prepared by melt quench technique. The density of the prepared samples was measured using Archimedes principle and various physical properties like molar volume, rare earth ion concentration, polaron radius, inter nuclear distance and field strength were calculated using different formulae. The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was carried out to study the thermal stability of prepared glasses. The UV Visible absorption spectra of the dysprosium doped glasses were found to be comprised of ten absorption bands which correspond to transitions from ground state 6H15/2 to various excited states. The indirect optical band gap energy of the samples was calculated by Tauc's plot and the optical energy was found to be attenuated with Dy3+ ions. The photoluminescence spectrum revealed that Dy3+ doped aluminophosphate glasses have strong emission bands in the visible region. A blue emission band centred at 486 nm, a bright yellow band centred at 575 nm and a weak red band centred at 668 nm were observed in the emission spectrum due to excitation at 352 nm wavelength. Both FTIR and Raman spectra assert slight structural changes induced in the host glass network with Dy3+ ions.

  18. Brüssel - unistus Euroopa pealinnast / Kristi Grishakov

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    2008-01-01

    Brüsseli linnaplaneerimise ajaloost, linnaehituslikest ja sotsiaalset laadi probleemidest, võimalikust tulevikust Euroopa pealinnana. Berlage Instituudi näitusest "A Vision for Brussels" Bozari kunstikeskuses

  19. GMO konverents Brüsselis / Nastja Pertsjonok

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    2007-01-01

    Brüsselis toimunud GMO-vabade piirkondade konverentsist, kus räägiti GMO-vabade piirkondade liikumisest, GMO-de lubamisest ja keelamisest ning hoiakutest nende suhtes Euroopa Liidus ja mujal maailmas

  20. Performance evaluation of LaBr3: Ce scintillator

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    The cerium doped lanthanum bromide crystal (LaBr3: Ce) is a new kind of scintillator with many advantages such as good energy resolution, high light output, short decay time, good proportionality response. These properties make the LaBr3: Ce attractive substantial interest to use in the radiation detection. The energy resolution were investigated with Φ25 × 25 mm LaBr3: Ce coupled to a Hamamatsu R8900 photomultiplier tube. Energy resolution of 3.6% (FWHM) have been achieved for 511 keV photons (18F source) at room temperature. Decay time constant of 20 ns have been acquired with a Hamamatsu fast-time-response R9800 photomultiplier tube. The results approve the excellent characterizations of LaBr3: Ce and imply its enormous potentiality in the radiation detectors of gamma-ray spectroscopy and PET. (authors)

  1. Traian Brăileanu în documente (I

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    Radu-Florian Bruja

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available A Romanian’s politician from Bukovina, Traian Brăileanu agreed the idea of possible activities of former political parties. Although he was a regional party, his activity was oriented to complete the unification and consolidation of Romania. Traian Brăileanu was a sociologist and doctor Professor at University of Cernăuţi. A polyglot, TraianBrăileanu has known the Greek and German’s philosophy. He has begun his political activity in People’s Party, then in League of National and Christian Protection and finally in The Legionary Movement. We bring bock into scientific circuit some documents from the personal records of Traian Brăileanu. This documents covering the period 1920-1921 on the ground of some investigations archirved by the author from Cernăuţi, Ukraina.

  2. MgO:Dy{sup 3+} nanophosphor: Self ignition route, characterization and its photoluminescence properties

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    Devaraja, P.B. [Prof. C.N.R. Rao Centre for Advanced Materials, Tumkur University, Tumkur 572 103 (India); Department of Physics, C.M.R.T.U, RV College of Engineering, Bangalore 560 059 (India); Department of Physics, Acharya Institute of graduate studies, Bangalore 560 090 (India); Avadhani, D.N. [Department of Physics, C.M.R.T.U, RV College of Engineering, Bangalore 560 059 (India); Nagabhushana, H., E-mail: bhushanvlc@gmail.com [Prof. C.N.R. Rao Centre for Advanced Materials, Tumkur University, Tumkur 572 103 (India); Prashantha, S.C., E-mail: scphysics@gmail.com [Research Center, Department of Science, East West Institute of Technology, Bangalore 560 091 (India); Sharma, S.C. [Chattisgarh Swamy Vivekananda Technological University, Bhilai, CG 493441 (India); Nagabhushana, B.M. [Department of Chemistry, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore 560 054 (India); Nagaswarupa, H.P. [Research Center, Department of Science, East West Institute of Technology, Bangalore 560 091 (India); Daruka Prasad, B. [Department of Physics, B.M.S. Institute of Technology, Yelahanka, Bangalore 560 064 (India)

    2014-11-15

    For the first time series of MgO phosphors doped with different concentrations of Dy{sup 3+} (1–9 mol%) were prepared by solution combustion method using glycine as a fuel. The final products were well characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The powder X-ray diffraction patterns of the as-formed product show single cubic phase. The crystallite size estimated using Scherrer's method was found to be in the range 5–15 nm and the same was confirmed by transmission electron microscopy result. Photoluminescence properties of Dy{sup 3+} (1–9 mol%) doped MgO for near ultra violet excitation (325 nm) was studied in order to investigate the possibility of its use in white light emitting diode applications. The emission spectra consists of intra 4f transitions of Dy{sup 3+}, namely {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} → {sup 6}H{sub 15/2} (483 nm), and {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} → {sup 6}H{sub 13/2} (573 nm). Further, the emission at 573 nm shows strong yellow emission and can be applied to the yellow emission of phosphor for the application for near ultraviolet excitation. The intensity of yellow emission was attributed to intrinsic defects, especially oxygen-vacancies, which could assist the energy transfer from the MgO host to the Dy{sup 3+} ions. The Commission International De I-Eclairage chromaticity co-ordinates were calculated from emission spectra, the values (x,y) were very close to the National Television System Committee standard value of white emission. Therefore, the present phosphor was highly useful for display applications. - Graphical Abstract: PL emission spectra and CIE diagram of MgO:Dy{sup 3+} nanophosphor. - Highlights: • MgO:Dy{sup 3+} prepared by simple and low cost LCS method at low temperature (400 °C). • Characteristic emission peaks of Dy{sup 3+} ion at ∼ 483 and 573 nm are recorded. • CIE co-ordinate values located in the white region.

  3. MgO:Dy3+ nanophosphor: Self ignition route, characterization and its photoluminescence properties

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    For the first time series of MgO phosphors doped with different concentrations of Dy3+ (1–9 mol%) were prepared by solution combustion method using glycine as a fuel. The final products were well characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The powder X-ray diffraction patterns of the as-formed product show single cubic phase. The crystallite size estimated using Scherrer's method was found to be in the range 5–15 nm and the same was confirmed by transmission electron microscopy result. Photoluminescence properties of Dy3+ (1–9 mol%) doped MgO for near ultra violet excitation (325 nm) was studied in order to investigate the possibility of its use in white light emitting diode applications. The emission spectra consists of intra 4f transitions of Dy3+, namely 4F9/2 → 6H15/2 (483 nm), and 4F9/2 → 6H13/2 (573 nm). Further, the emission at 573 nm shows strong yellow emission and can be applied to the yellow emission of phosphor for the application for near ultraviolet excitation. The intensity of yellow emission was attributed to intrinsic defects, especially oxygen-vacancies, which could assist the energy transfer from the MgO host to the Dy3+ ions. The Commission International De I-Eclairage chromaticity co-ordinates were calculated from emission spectra, the values (x,y) were very close to the National Television System Committee standard value of white emission. Therefore, the present phosphor was highly useful for display applications. - Graphical Abstract: PL emission spectra and CIE diagram of MgO:Dy3+ nanophosphor. - Highlights: • MgO:Dy3+ prepared by simple and low cost LCS method at low temperature (400 °C). • Characteristic emission peaks of Dy3+ ion at ∼ 483 and 573 nm are recorded. • CIE co-ordinate values located in the white region. • Present phosphor was quite useful for display applications

  4. Preparation of 166 Dy/166 Ho DTPA-bis biotin as a system of In vivo generator

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    The objective of this work was to synthesize the complex 166 Dy/166 Ho - diethylen triamine pentaacetic-bis Biotin (166 Dy/166 Ho DTPA-bis Biotin) to evaluate its potential as a new radiopharmaceutical in directed radiotherapy. The Dysprosium-166 was obtained for neutron irradiation of 164 Dy203 in the TRIGA Mark III reactor. The labelled was carried out in aqueous solution to p H 8.0 for addition of 166 Dy Cl3 to the diethylen triamine pentaacetic-α, ω-bis Biotin (DTPA-bis Biotin). The radiochemical purity was determined for HPLC and ITLC. The biological integrity of the marked biotin is evaluated by the biological recognition of the avidin for HPLC - molecular exclusion with and without avidin addition. The studies of stability in vitro were made in dilutions of saline solution to 0.9% and with human serum at 37 C incubated 1 and 24 hours. The complex 166 Dy/166 Ho DTPA-bis Biotin was obtained with a radiochemical purity of 99.1 ± 0.6%. The biological recognition of the complex 166 Dy/166 Ho DTPA-bis Biotin for the avidin it doesn't affect the labelling procedure. The studies in vitro demonstrated that the 166 Dy/166 Ho DTPA-bis Biotin is stable after the dilution in saline solution and in human serum that there is not translocation of the one radionuclide subsequent son to the beta decay of the 166 Dy that could produce the 166 Ho3+ liberation. The studies of Biodistribution in healthy mice demonstrated that the one complex 166 Dy/166 Ho DTPA-bis Biotin have a high renal distribution. In conclusion the radiolabelled biotin in this investigation has the appropriate properties to be used as an In vivo generator system stable for directed radiotherapy. (Author)

  5. Populations locales et unités de conservation : de l’exclusion à une inclusion incomplète (le cas de la Forêt nationale du Tapajós, Amazonie brésilienne Populações locais e unidades de conservação : da exclusão à uma inclusão incompleta (o caso da Floresta nacional do Tapajós, Amazônia Brasileira. Local populations and conservation areas: from exclusion to a partial inclusion (case study from the Tapajós National Forest, Brazilian Amazon

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    Xavier Arnauld de Sartre

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available L’intérêt croissant accordé aux aires protégées (AP dans les politiques internationales de protection de la nature nécessite d’analyser en aval le rôle dévolu aux populations vivant dans ces espaces. Bien qu’excluant souvent, de fait, les populations locales, il apparaît qu’une inclusion de ces populations dans le périmètre des aires protégées est tout à fait possible. C’est en tous cas ce que montre l’étude d’une AP d’Amazonie brésilienne que nous nous proposons de mener ici, en insistant plus particulièrement sur l’histoire de cette inclusion, ses modalités et sur les problèmes restant à résoudre. L’analyse historique du conflit dans la Forêt nationale du Tapajós reflète le fait que les différentes catégories d’AP au Brésil ont su évoluer pour s’adapter aux contextes locaux. L’implantation de cette AP, et son acceptation par les populations, a nécessité l’adaptation de l’administration aux règles locales d’usage et de gestion des ressources, mais aussi en retour de l’adaptation de ces dernières aux normes institutionnelles de gestion. L’évolution de l’inclusion des habitants dans la gouvernance de cette AP s’est faite de plus sous l’impulsion des institutions internationales, en contrepartie de leur soutien financier à divers programmes de développement au niveau local. Depuis que les relations entre population locale et institution gestionnaire se sont stabilisées dans cette AP, les défis concernant le maintien sur place de la population locale se sont dès lors déplacés vers la dépendance croissante aux ressources et biens de consommations externes et vers les transformations qu’ont induit les projets de développement sur le système local de production.O interesse crescente às unidades de conservação (UC nas políticas internacionais de proteção da Natureza necessita considerar o papel das populações humanas  que habitam nesses espaços. Apesar do

  6. BR2: Some aspects of structural mechanics

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    This article discusses some of the important aspects of structural mechanics of BR2, namely: the follow-up of the beryllium matrix and of the reactor vessel and the seismic qualification. According the licence, a follow up program for the beryllium matrix is mandatory. This inspection is necessary because of the swelling of beryllium during irradiation. Due to this swelling, the individual beryllium blocks make contact between each other. This results in mechanical stresses and, because beryllium is a brittle material, cracks. At regular intervals inspection are made to evaluate the evolution of the swelling and the cracks. The maximum allowed neutron fluence is 6.4 1022 fast neutrons (energy more than 1 MeV) per cm2 . After this time the matrix has to be replaced. This has been done already twice. During the replacement an inspection of the reactor pressure vessel must be made. Last inspection was performed in 1996, using ultrasonic and eddy current inspections. On this occasion a fracture mechanics calculation was made and the minimum allowed fracture toughness of material was determined. Since very little information on irradiated aluminium 5052-O is available, a number of samples were cut out of a second wall around the vessel. This aluminium had received nearly the fluence. Out of the samples test pieces (tensile and charpy) were made. A number of them were tested immediately, while the other was loaded in the reactor for accelerated irradiation. In this way a material follow up program was started. This program still continues. During the period safety reassessment the authorities requested a seismic qualification. It was decided to make a full dynamic calculation, with input a 0.1g zero period peak ground acceleration and a regulatory guide 1.60 spectrum. The installation can withstand this earthquake, considered as a safe shutdown earthquake. A few structural reinforcements were necessary. The main ones were the primary piping outside the containment

  7. Kan lignin omdannes til flydende brændstof?

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    Nielsen, Joachim Bachmann; Jensen, Anders; Felby, Claus;

    2015-01-01

    Ved en solvolytisk omdannelse af plantematerialet lignin til et flydende brændstof behandles det ved høj temperatur og højt tryk i et passende opløsningsmiddel. En sådan proces kan gennemføres ikke-katalytisk og være med til at skabe flydende brændsler baseret på vedvarende energikilder. Her...

  8. Application of TlBr to nuclear medicine imaging

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    Cirignano, Leonard; Kim, Hadong; Kargar, Alireza; Churilov, Alexei V.; Ciampi, Guido; Higgins, William; Kim, Suyoung; Barber, Bradford; Haston, Kyle; Shah, Kanai

    2012-10-01

    Thallium bromide (TlBr) has been under development for room temperature gamma ray spectroscopy due to high density, high Z and wide bandgap of the material. Furthermore, its low melting point (460 °C), cubic crystal structure and congruent melting with no solid-solid phase transitions between the melting point and room temperature, TlBr can be grown by relatively simple melt based methods. As a result of improvements in material processing and detector fabrication over the last several years, TlBr with electron mobility-lifetime products (μeτe) in the mid 10-3 cm2/V range has been obtained. In this paper we are going to report on our unipolar charging TlBr results for the application as a small animal imaging. For SPECT application, about 5 mm thick pixellated detectors were fabricated and tested. About 1 % FWHM at 662 keV energy resolution was estimated at room temperature. By applying the depth correction technique, less than 1 % energy resolution was estimated. We are going to report the results from orthogonal strip TlBr detector for PET application. In this paper we also present our latest detector highlights and recent progress made in long term stability of TlBr detectors at or near room temperature. This work is being supported by the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) and the Department of Energy (DOE).

  9. Enhanced upconversion emission of Dy3+-doped tellurite glass by heat-treated silver nanoparticles

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    Dy3+-doped lead sodium tellurite glasses containing silver nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized by a melt-quenching technique and treated for different annealing time intervals above the glass transition temperature. The glass samples were characterized by UV–vis–IR absorption spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy and transmission electron microscope imaging. Eight absorption peaks of Dy3+ ions were observed indicating the transitions from ground state to different excited states. The surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak of silver NPs was probed at 522 nm. Blue, yellow and red luminescence emissions were recorded at 485, 578 and 665 nm. The intensity of emission peaks for heat-treated samples containing silver NPs found to be 1.7–4 times larger than their singly-doped counterpart. Such enhancements are attributed to the modification of the local field due to difference between dielectric constants of metal and surrounding medium as the major factor, and energy transfer from nano-metal particles to Dy3+ ions as the minor aspect. The size distribution of silver NPs has a Gaussian shape with a maximum around 18 nm. The glasses can be nominated as promising materials for solid state lasers. - Highlights: • Dy3+-doped sodium lead tellurite glass containing silver NPs are prepared by the melt quench technique. • The surface plasmon band of silver NPs is observed at 522 nm. • Enhancements in the order of 1.7–4 times are obtained for visible lines of Dy3+ ions under 800 nm excitation. • Different mechanisms for enhancements and quenches of emission intensities are discussed

  10. Neutron powder diffraction experiments on multiferroic DyMnO3

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    Multiferroic materials of particular interest are the frustrated magnetic compounds that exhibit a strongly coupled electric polarization (EP). One such compound is DyMnO3 which exists in an orthorhombic (o-DMO) and hexagonal modification depending on the synthesis conditions. In the present work the o-DMO is investigated by means of neutron powder diffraction focusing on the magnetic phase transitions and the behavior of the structural parameters in different magnetic and multiferroic phases. Below Tn,mn =39 K, the Mn moments order sinusoidally with no EP. Then Tl=16 K the Mn moments order in a spin spiral structure with an induced Dy moment and EP and finally below TN,DY=9 K a collinear ordering of the Dy moments takes place that reduces the EP significantly. Single phase samples are prepared via the solid state route and neutron diffraction (ND) experiments are carried out at the high flux ND beamline Wombat and at the high resolution ND beamline Echidna at OPAL. 0-DMO crystallizes in the space group Pbnm. All three magnetic phase transitions are identified and are in good agreement with. Below TN,MN an increased rotation of the rigid Mn06 octahedra in the ab plane, likely due to the competition between nearest neighbour aid next nearest neighbour superexchange interactions takes place. However below Tl the MnO6 octahedra are significantly distorted along the c axis, the direction of the EP. Therefore the correlation between significant changes in the Mn-O bonds and the spontaneous EP are evident below Tl. The reduction of EP below TN.DY on the other hand correlates with the rapid increase in the orbital ordering angle towards the 120° corresponding to the 3x2-r2/3y2-r2 character of the orbitals.

  11. Synthesis, structural and thermoluminescence properties of YAlO3:Dy3+ nanophosphors

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    Highlights: • The YAlO3:Dy3+ nanophosphors were prepared by combustion and solid state method. • XRD, SEM, TEM and EPR techniques were used to characterize the phosphor. • TL properties were well studied. • Kinetic parameters for different g -dose shows the usage in dosimeter application. -- Abstract: Thermoluminescence properties of YAlO3:Dy3+ nanophosphor prepared by a low temperature solution combustion (SC) method using oxalyl dihydrazide as a fuel were studied and the results were compared to bulk phosphor prepared by solid state (SS) synthesis. Powder X-ray diffraction patterns confirm the orthorhombic phase of SC and SS methods. Rietveld refinement was used to estimate the cell parameters of undoped and Dy3+ doped YAlO3. Scanning electron micrographs reveal dumbbell shape particles. Electron paramagnetic resonance spectra of YAlO3:Dy3+ nanophosphors were studied at 293 K, 77 K and 10 K. Thermoluminescence responses of SC and SS prepared phosphor were studied using γ irradiation in the dose range 0.1–6 kGy at a warming rate of 1 °C s−1 at room temperature (RT). The optimized concentrations of Dy3+ ions in YAlO3 was found to be 3 mol%. The trapping parameters (i.e. activation energy, frequency factor, order of kinetic) of all the individual peaks of the glow curves have been analysed by using Chen’s method. The low fading and linear response in the wide range (0.1–1 kGy) suggests the possibility of usage of SC prepared phosphor in dosimeter applications

  12. CaF2:Dy and CaF2 crystal-based UV dosimeters

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    Background/aims: Monitoring of ultraviolet (UV) exposure in humans is important, since UV has been implicated in the pathogenesis of skin cancer, skin ageing and immunosuppression. Biological and physical dosimeters are being developed to measure occupational and environmental UV radiation exposure. We studied the UV-dependent thermoluminescence in CaF2:Dy and CaF2 crystals and report on the development of a small personal UV dosimeter based on the thermoluminescent phenomenon. Methods. CaF2:Dy or CaF2 was sensitized to UV by heating for 1-3 h to 750-950 deg. C on different supports (porcelain, steel, preheated steel, silicon, chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, Fe2O3, Fe3O4). Sensitized crystals were irradiated with UV of different energies and wavelengths. Thermoluminescence of irradiated crystals was measured at different temperatures. Results: Maximal sensitivity of the crystals to UV was obtained after preheating to 900 deg. C on steel and manganese supports. Sensitivity could be improved further by prolonging heating time. CaF2:Dy and CaF2 were most sensitive to short-wave UVC and UVB radiation. Based on these findings we have constructed personal UVB and UVC dosimeters. Conclusion: Development of personal UVC and UVB dosimeters based on UV-indued thermoluminescence in CaF2:DY and CaF2 crystals is feasible. CaF2:Dy and CaF2 crystals are not sensitive enough to long-wave UV radiation to be used for construction of UVA dosimeters. (au) 21 refs

  13. White light simulation and luminescence studies on Dy3+ doped Zinc borophosphate glasses

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    The Dy3+ doped Zinc borophosphate glasses with the chemical composition (79-x)B2O3+xP2O5+10Li2O+10ZnO+1Dy2O3 (where x=0, 10, 20, 30 and 50 in wt%) have been prepared by melt quenching technique. The prepared glass samples were characterized through optical absorption, emission and decay measurements. The bonding parameters, optical band gap and Urbach's energy values were calculated from the optical absorption spectra to explore the bonding nature of the Dy–O metal ligand and electronic band structure of the studied glasses. Judd–Ofelt (JO) intensity parameters were calculated from the absorption spectra by using the JO theory and it gives information about symmetry of the ligand environment around the Dy3+ ion site. The Y/B intensity ratio and radiative properties were obtained from the emission spectra and the results were compared with the reported literature. The x, y chromaticity color coordinates of the studied glasses were analyzed using a CIE 1931 color chromaticity diagram and found that the x, y coordinates lie in the white light region. The decay curve measurements of the prepared glasses exhibit non-exponential behavior and are well fitted to Inokuti–Hirayama (IH) model to understand the energy transfer mechanism between Dy3+ ions. The Q, R0 and CDA values of the prepared Dy3+ doped glasses were obtained from the IH model and the results were discussed and compared with the reported literature

  14. The Non-Isotypical Nitride Selenides Dy3NSe3 and Ho3NSe3: Chains and Dimers

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    Lissner, Falk; Schleid, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    Abstract The non-isotypical lanthanoid(III) nitride selenides M3NSe3 of dysprosium (Dy3NSe3) and holmium (Ho3NSe3) are formed by the reaction of the respective rare-earth metal (M = Dy and Ho) with sodium azide (NaN3), selenium and an excess of iodine at 900 ?C from torch-sealed evacuated silica ampoules within seven days. Dy3NSe3 crystallizes orthorhombically (a = 1245.38(9), b = 393.69(3), c = 1303.74(9) pm) in space group Pnma with Z = 4, whereas monoclinic Ho3NSe3 (a = 1152.93(...

  15. Investigation of the luminescence properties of Dy3+-doped α-Gd2(MoO4)3 phosphors

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    A series of α-Gd2(MoO4)3 phosphors with various Dy3+ concentrations was synthesized by solid state reaction method. The crystal structure and morphology of the phosphors were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). The luminescence properties of Dy3+ in α-Gd2(MoO4)3 were systematically studied. The electric dipole-dipole interaction between Dy3+ ions was identified as the main mechanism for luminescence quenching, according to the analysis of concentration quenching and the fluorescent dynamics. The chromatic nature of the phosphors was also analyzed in detail.

  16. Development of surgical gamma probes with TlBr semiconductors and CsI(Tl) scintillators crystals

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    Radio guided surgery, using probes with radiation detectors, has been prominence in the medical area in the last decade. This technique consists in injecting a radioactive substance to concentrate in tumour and assist the localization during the surgical procedure. The radio guided surgeries allowing the identification of lymph node has revolutioned the behavior of tumour in initial stadium when are being spread by lymphatic way. The conditions imposed to the surgery due the proximity between some lymph nodes, demands of the probes, a small diameters and capacity of individual identification of these lymph nodes radiolabelled by a specific tracer. The international market supplies these probes with CdTe semiconductors and scintillators, but there is some time lack a promptly technical assistance in the Brazilian market. This work developed probes with national technology, using CsI(Tl) scintillators crystals and, in substitution to CdTe crystals semiconductors, the TlBr crystal, that is a new semiconductor detector in a world-wide development, with advantages in relation to the CdTe. Both crystals have been grown in IPEN. All the necessary electronics, specially, the preamplifier, that was also a restrictive factor for development of these types of probe in the country, have been developed with components found in the national market. Systematic measures of spatial resolution, spatial selectivity, maximum sensitivity and quality of the shielding have been carried the probes development. The results have shown that the probes, one with the CsI(Tl) crystal and another with TlBr semiconductor presented the requested performance in the international literature for radio guided probes. (author)

  17. Chromatographic separation of Te(IV) and Te(VI)

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    Valence separation of Te(IV) from Te(VI) by circular paper chromatography employing a number of solvent systems including pyridine is described. The differential migrations of the two ions are explained on the basis of differential solubilization, complexation and precipitation. The separated ions are estimated polarographically. (author)

  18. Te/C nanocomposites for Li-Te Secondary Batteries

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    Seo, Jeong-Uk; Seong, Gun-Kyu; Park, Cheol-Min

    2015-01-01

    New battery systems having high energy density are actively being researched in order to satisfy the rapidly developing market for longer-lasting mobile electronics and hybrid electric vehicles. Here, we report a new Li-Te secondary battery system with a redox potential of ~1.7 V (vs. Li+/Li) adapted on a Li metal anode and an advanced Te/C nanocomposite cathode. Using a simple concept of transforming TeO2 into nanocrystalline Te by mechanical reduction, we designed an advanced, mechanically reduced Te/C nanocomposite electrode material with high energy density (initial discharge/charge: 1088/740 mA h cm-3), excellent cyclability (ca. 705 mA h cm-3 over 100 cycles), and fast rate capability (ca. 550 mA h cm-3 at 5C rate). The mechanically reduced Te/C nanocomposite electrodes were found to be suitable for use as either the cathode in Li-Te secondary batteries or a high-potential anode in rechargeable Li-ion batteries. We firmly believe that the mechanically reduced Te/C nanocomposite constitutes a breakthrough for the realization and mass production of excellent energy storage systems.

  19. Wavelength calculation of highly stripped ions S10+→S13+, Br23+, Br24+, Ge20+, Ge21+

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    Wavelengths of highly stripped ions S10+ →S13+ , Br23+ , Br24+ , Ge20+ , Ge21+ are calculated by means of GRASP code. The calculations are performed based on multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock technique. Corrections to the energy levels due to the retarded Coulomb interaction (Breit interaction) and the polarization of the vacuum by the nuclear distribution and electron self-energy are included in a perturbation approximation. Comparisons with the new experimental data by CIAE group are presented

  20. Balloon-borne stratospheric BrO measurements: comparison with Envisat/SCIAMACHY BrO limb profiles

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    Dorf, M.; H. Bösch; Butz, A.; Camy-Peyret, C.; Chipperfield, M. P.; Engel, A.; Goutail, F.; Grunow, K.; Hendrick, F.; Hrechanyy, S.; B. Naujokat; J.-P. Pommereau; Van Roozendael, M.; C. Sioris; F. Stroh

    2006-01-01

    For the first time, results of four stratospheric BrO profiling instruments, are presented and compared with reference to the SLIMCAT 3-dimensional chemical transport model (3-D CTM). Model calculations are used to infer a BrO profile validation set, measured by 3 different balloon sensors, for the new Envisat/SCIAMACHY (ENVIronment SATellite/SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY) satellite instrument. The balloon observations include (a) balloon-borne in situ ...

  1. Balloon-borne stratospheric BrO measurements: comparison with Envisat/SCIAMACHY BrO limb profiles

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    Dorf, M.; H. Bösch; Butz, A.; Camy-Peyret, C.; Chipperfield, M. P.; Engel, A.; Goutail, F.; Grunow, K.; Hendrick, F.; Hrechanyy, S.; B. Naujokat; J.-P. Pommereau; Van Roozendael, M.; C. Sioris; F. Stroh

    2005-01-01

    For the first time, results of all four existing stratospheric BrO profiling instruments, are presented and compared with reference to the SLIMCAT 3-dimensional chemical transport model (3-D CTM). Model calculations are used to infer a BrO profile validation set, measured by 3 different balloon sensors, for the new Envisat/SCIAMACHY (ENVIronment SATellite/SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY) satellite instrument. The balloon observations include (a) balloon-b...

  2. Balloon-borne stratospheric BrO measurements: comparison with Envisat/SCIAMACHY BrO limb profiles

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    Dorf, M.; H. Bösch; Butz, A.; Camy-Peyret, C.; Chipperfield, M. P.; Engel, A.; Goutail, F.; Grunow, K.; Hendrick, F.; Hrechanyy, S.; B. Naujokat; Pommereau, J.-P.; Van Roozendael, M.; C. Sioris; F. Stroh

    2005-01-01

    International audience For the first time, results of all four existing stratospheric BrO profiling instruments, are presented and compared with reference to the SLIMCAT 3-dimensional chemical transport model (3-D CTM). Model calculations are used to infer a BrO profile validation set, measured by 3 different balloon sensors, for the new Envisat/SCIAMACHY (ENVIronment SATellite/SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY) satellite instrument. The balloon observat...

  3. Balloon-borne stratospheric BrO measurements: comparison with Envisat/SCIAMACHY BrO limb profiles

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    Dorf, M.; H. Bösch; Butz, A.; Camy-Peyret, C.; Chipperfield, M. P.; Engel, A.; Goutail, F.; Grunow, K.; Hendrick, F.; Hrechanyy, S.; B. Naujokat; Pommereau, J.-P.; Van Roozendael, M.; C. Sioris; F. Stroh

    2006-01-01

    International audience For the first time, results of four stratospheric BrO profiling instruments, are presented and compared with reference to the SLIMCAT 3-dimensional chemical transport model (3-D CTM). Model calculations are used to infer a BrO profile validation set, measured by 3 different balloon sensors, for the new Envisat/SCIAMACHY (ENVIronment SATellite/SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY) satellite instrument. The balloon observations include ...

  4. Balloon-borne stratospheric BrO measurements : comparison with Envisat/SCIAMACHY BrO limb profiles

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    Dorf, Marcel; Bösch, Hartmut; BUTZ Andre; Camy-Peyret, Claude C.; Chipperfield, Martyn P.; Engel, Andreas; Goutail, Florence; Grunow, Katja; Hendrick, François; Hrechanyy, Serhiy; Naujokat, Barbara; Pommereau, Jean-Pierre; Van Roozendael, Michel; Sioris, Christopher E.; Stroh, Fred

    2005-01-01

    For the first time, results of all four existing stratospheric BrO profiling instruments, are presented and compared with reference to the SLIMCAT 3-dimensional chemical transport model (3-D CTM). Model calculations are used to infer a BrO profile validation set, measured by 3 different balloon sensors, for the new Envisat/SCIAMACHY (ENVIronment SATellite/SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY) satellite instrument. The balloon observations include (a) balloon-b...

  5. Balloon-borne stratospheric BrO measurements: comparison with Envisat/SCIAMACHY BrO limb profiles

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    Dorf, Marcel; Bösch, Hartmut; BUTZ Andre; Camy-Peyret, Claude C.; Chipperfield, Martyn P.; Engel, Andreas; Goutail, Florence; Grunow, Katja; Hendrick, François; Hrechanyy, Serhiy; Naujokat, Barbara; Pommereau, Jean-Pierre; Van Roozendael, Michel; Sioris, Christopher E.; Stroh, Fred

    2006-01-01

    For the first time, results of all four existing stratospheric BrO profiling instruments, are presented and compared with reference to the SLIMCAT 3-dimensional chemical transport model (3-D CTM). Model calculations are used to infer a BrO profile validation set, measured by 3 different balloon sensors, for the new Envisat/SCIAMACHY (ENVIronment SATellite/SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY) satellite instrument. The balloon observations include (a) balloon-b...

  6. Balloon-borne stratospheric BrO measurements: comparison with Envisat/SCIAMACHY BrO limb profiles

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    Dorf, M.; H. Bösch; B. Naujokat; Pommereau, J. P.; Van Roozendael, M.; C. Sioris; F. Stroh; Weidner, F.; K. Pfeilsticker; Butz, A.; Camy-Peyret, C.; Chipperfield, M. P.; Engel, A.; Goutail, F.; Grunow, K.

    2006-01-01

    For the first time, results of four stratospheric BrO profiling instruments, are presented and compared with reference to the SLIMCAT 3-dimensional chemical transport model (3-D CTM). Model calculations are used to infer a BrO profile validation set, measured by 3 different balloon sensors, for the new Envisat/SCIAMACHY (ENVIronment SATellite/SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY) satellite instrument. The balloon observations include ( a) balloon-borne in situ...

  7. PbTe mechanosynthesis from PbO and Te

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    Rojas-Chavez, Hugo, E-mail: uu_gg_oo@yahoo.com.m [Centro de Investigacion e Innovacion Tecnologica - IPN, Cerrada de CECATI s/n, Col. Santa Catarina, Del. Azcapotzalco, CP 02250, Mexico D.F (Mexico); Diaz-de la Torre, Sebastian; Jaramillo-Vigueras, David; Plascencia, Gabriel [Centro de Investigacion e Innovacion Tecnologica - IPN, Cerrada de CECATI s/n, Col. Santa Catarina, Del. Azcapotzalco, CP 02250, Mexico D.F (Mexico)

    2009-08-26

    Experimental results concerning the mechanosynthesis (MSY), of PbTe from the PbO-Te powder system, at room temperature an atmospheric conditions are reported. XRD results for samples milled for and after 5.4 ks only show PbTe diffraction peaks; neither Te nor PbO or any other solid phase were detected. Particle size and morphology, was followed by SEM observations. Phase evolution and quantification was monitored by Rietveld refinements of the X-ray diffraction data. It was found that the use of lead oxide as a component of the mechanosynthesis system reduces milling time with respect to the Pb-Te metallic system with mechanical alloying.

  8. Characterization of CdTe, (Cd,Zn)Te, and Cd(Te,Se) single crystals by transmission electron microscopy

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    Rai, R. S.; Mahajan, S.; McDevitt, S.; Johnson, C. J.

    1991-10-01

    CdTe, (Cd,Zn)Te, and Cd(Te,Se) crystals grown by the Bridgman technique have been characterized by transmission electron microscopy. Results indicate that the Te precipitates are seen in all the crystals, but their density and size are lowest and largest in the case of Cd(Te,Se) crystals. In addition, dislocations, stacking faults, and microtwins are observed in as-grown CdTe, (Cd,Zn)Te, and Cd(Te,Se) crystals. Arguments have been developed to rationalize these observations and their ramifications on crystal perfection are discussed.

  9. The properties of CdTe solar cells with ZnTe/ZnTe: Cu buffer layers

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    Song Huijin; Zheng Jiagui; Feng Lianghuan; Yan Qiang; Lei Zhi; Wu Lili; Zhang Jingquan; Li Wei; Li Bing

    2008-01-01

    CdS/CdTe solar cells with ZnTe/ZnTe:Cu buffer layers were fabricated and studied. The energy band structure of it was analyzed. The C-V, I-V characteristics and the spectral response show that the ZnTe/ZnTe:Cu buffer layers improve the back contact characteristic properties, the diode characteristics of the forward junction and the short-wave spectral response of the CdTe solar cells. The ZnTe/ZnTe:Cu buffer layers affect the solar cell conversion efficiency and its fill factor.

  10. Predictions for $\\sqrt {s_{NN}}=5.02$ TeV Pb+Pb Collisions from a Multi-Phase Transport Model

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    Ma, Guo-Liang

    2016-01-01

    We present predictions from the string melting version of a multi-phase transport model on various observables in Pb+Pb collisions at $\\sqrt {s_{NN}}=5.02$ TeV. We use the same version of the model as an earlier study that reasonably reproduced dN/dy, $p_{\\rm T}$-spectra and elliptic flow of charged pions and kaons at low-$p_{\\rm T}$ for central and semi-central heavy ion collisions at 200 GeV and 2.76 TeV. While we compare with the already-available centrality dependence data on charged particle $dN/d\\eta$ at mid-pseudorapidity in Pb+Pb collisions at 5.02 TeV, we make predictions on identified particle dN/dy, $p_{\\rm T}$-spectra, azimuthal anisotropies $v_n (n=2,3,4)$, and factorization ratios $r_{n}(\\eta^{a},\\eta^{b}) (n=2,3)$ for longitudinal correlations.

  11. Calculations of the magnetic entropy change in amorphous through a microscopic anisotropic model: Applications to Dy{sub 70}Zr{sub 30} and DyCo{sub 3.4} alloys

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    Ranke, P. J. von, E-mail: von.ranke@uol.com.br; Nóbrega, E. P.; Ribeiro, P. O.; Alvarenga, T. S. T.; Lopes, P. H. O.; Sousa, V. S. R. de; Oliveira, N. A. de [Instituto de Física, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro—UERJ, Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524, 20550-013 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Caldas, A. [Sociedade Unificada de Ensino Superior e Cultura, SUESC, 20211-351 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Alho, B. P. [Instituto de Aplicação Fernando Rodrigues da Silveira, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Santa Alexandrina, 288, 20260-232 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Carvalho, G. [Laboratório Nacional de Luz Sincroton—LNLS, 13083-970 Campinas, São Paulo (Brazil); Magnus, A.

    2014-10-14

    We report theoretical investigations on the magnetocaloric effect, described by the magnetic entropy change in rare earth—transition metal amorphous systems. The model includes the local anisotropy on the rare earth ions in Harris-Plischke-Zuckermann assumptions. The transition metals ions are treated in terms of itinerant electron ferromagnetism and the magnetic moment of rare earth ions is coupled to the polarized d-band by a local exchange interaction. The magnetocaloric effect was calculated in DyCo{sub 3.4} system, which presents amorphous sperimagnetic configuration. The calculations predict higher refrigerant capacity in the amorphous DyCo{sub 3.4} than in DyCo{sub 2} crystal, highlighting the importance of amorphous magnetocaloric materials. Our calculation of the magnetocaloric effect in Dy{sub 70}Zr{sub 30}, which presents amorphous asperomagnetic configuration, is in good agreement with the experimental result. Furthermore, magnetic entropy changes associated with crystal-amorphous configurations change are estimated.

  12. Molecular dynamics simulations of Si etching in Cl- and Br-based plasmas: Cl+ and Br+ ion incidence in the presence of Cl and Br neutrals

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    Classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations have been performed for Cl+ and Br+ ions incident on Si(100) surfaces with Cl and Br neutrals, respectively, to gain a better understanding of the ion-enhanced surface reaction kinetics during Si etching in Cl- and Br-based plasmas. The ions were incident normally on surfaces with translational energies in the range Ei = 20–500 eV, and low-energy neutrals of En = 0.01 eV were also incident normally thereon with the neutral-to-ion flux ratio in the range Γn0/Γi0 = 0–100, where an improved Stillinger--Weber potential form was employed for the interatomic potential concerned. The etch yields and thresholds presently simulated were in agreement with the experimental results previously reported for Si etching in Cl2 and Br2 plasmas as well as in Cl+, Cl2+, and Br+ beams, and the product stoichiometry simulated was consistent with that observed during Ar+ beam incidence on Si in Cl2. Moreover, the surface coverage of halogen atoms, halogenated layer thickness, surface stoichiometry, and depth profile of surface products simulated for Γn0/Γi0 = 100 were in excellent agreement with the observations depending on Ei reported for Si etching in Cl2 plasmas. The MD also indicated that the yield, coverage, and surface layer thickness are smaller in Si/Br than in Si/Cl system, while the percentage of higher halogenated species in product and surface stoichiometries is larger in Si/Br. The MD further indicated that in both systems, the translational energy distributions of products and halogen adsorbates desorbed from surfaces are approximated by two Maxwellians of temperature T1 ≈ 2500 K and T2 ≈ 7000–40 000 K. These energy distributions are discussed in terms of the desorption or evaporation from hot spots formed through chemically enhanced physical sputtering and physically enhanced chemical sputtering, which have so far been speculated to both occur in the ion-enhanced surface reaction

  13. Molecular dynamics simulations of Si etching in Cl- and Br-based plasmas: Cl+ and Br+ ion incidence in the presence of Cl and Br neutrals

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    Nakazaki, Nobuya; Takao, Yoshinori; Eriguchi, Koji; Ono, Kouichi

    2015-12-01

    Classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations have been performed for Cl+ and Br+ ions incident on Si(100) surfaces with Cl and Br neutrals, respectively, to gain a better understanding of the ion-enhanced surface reaction kinetics during Si etching in Cl- and Br-based plasmas. The ions were incident normally on surfaces with translational energies in the range Ei = 20-500 eV, and low-energy neutrals of En = 0.01 eV were also incident normally thereon with the neutral-to-ion flux ratio in the range Γn0/Γi0 = 0-100, where an improved Stillinger--Weber potential form was employed for the interatomic potential concerned. The etch yields and thresholds presently simulated were in agreement with the experimental results previously reported for Si etching in Cl2 and Br2 plasmas as well as in Cl+, Cl2+, and Br+ beams, and the product stoichiometry simulated was consistent with that observed during Ar+ beam incidence on Si in Cl2. Moreover, the surface coverage of halogen atoms, halogenated layer thickness, surface stoichiometry, and depth profile of surface products simulated for Γn0/Γi0 = 100 were in excellent agreement with the observations depending on Ei reported for Si etching in Cl2 plasmas. The MD also indicated that the yield, coverage, and surface layer thickness are smaller in Si/Br than in Si/Cl system, while the percentage of higher halogenated species in product and surface stoichiometries is larger in Si/Br. The MD further indicated that in both systems, the translational energy distributions of products and halogen adsorbates desorbed from surfaces are approximated by two Maxwellians of temperature T1 ≈ 2500 K and T2 ≈ 7000-40 000 K. These energy distributions are discussed in terms of the desorption or evaporation from hot spots formed through chemically enhanced physical sputtering and physically enhanced chemical sputtering, which have so far been speculated to both occur in the ion-enhanced surface reaction kinetics of plasma etching.

  14. Magnetic, Caloric and Crystallographic Properties of Dy5(SixGe1-x)4 Alloys

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    Vitaliy Vladislavovich Ivchenko

    2002-07-19

    Polycrystals of the intermetallic compound of the Dy{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} system, where x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.625, 0.675, 0.725, 0.75, 0.775, 0.825, 0.875, and 1, have been prepared by electric-arc-melting on water-cooled copper hearth in an argon atmosphere. A study of phase relationships and crystallography in the pseudobinary system Dy{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} using X-ray powder diffraction data and optical metallography was completed. It revealed that silicides in the composition range from 0.825 to 1 crystallize in the Gd{sub 5}Si{sub 4}-type crystal structure: germanides in the composition range from 0 to 0.625 crystallize in the Sm{sub 5}Ge{sub 4}-type structure, and alloys with intermediate composition range from 0.675 to 0.775 crystallize in the monoclinic Gd{sub 5}Si{sub 2}Ge{sub 2}-type structure. The -{Delta}S{sub m} values were determined from magnetization measurements for 7 alloys. The alloys with a monoclinic crystal structure which belong to an intermediate phase region have large MCE value, which exceeds those observed in the other two phase regions by 300 to 500%. The nature of the observed magnetic and structural transformations in the Dy{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} system seems to be similar with those reported for the Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} system. However, the interval and concentration range of three different phase regions in the Dy{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} system are different from that observed in Gd-based alloys. A non-collinear ordering of magnetic moments at low temperature was observed for the alloys with monoclinic crystal structure. The Dy{sub 5}Si{sub 3}Ge alloy exhibited FM phase transition below Curie temperature. A series of magnetic transitions were observed at low temperature in the Dy{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} alloys. The number of transitions increased and the magnetization decreased with increasing germanium content in the alloys. The -{Delta}S{sub m} and

  15. Energy transfer and luminescent properties of Pr3+and/or Dy3+doped NaYF4 and NaGdF4

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    由芳田; 张新国; 彭洪尚; 黄世华; 黄艳; 陶冶

    2013-01-01

    The phosphors that are able to convert vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) light into visible light are demanded for the development of novel displaying and lighting devices. NaYF4:Pr3+,Dy3+, NaGdF4:Pr3+, NaGdF4:Dy3+ and NaGdF4:Pr3+,Dy3+ were prepared by hydrothermal synthesis method and their luminescent properties in VUV-vis spectral region were investigated at room temperature. For NaYF4:Pr3+,Dy3+, no energy transfer process from Pr3+to Dy3+was observed. However, the introduction of Gd3+into the fluoride lattice led to intense Dy3+emissions upon Pr3+4f5d state excitation. Gd3+acted as an intermediate, resulting in efficient energy trans-fer from Pr3+to Dy3+in NaGdF4. Pr3+transferred most of its energy to Gd3+, and then the energy was transferred from Gd3+to Dy3+. So NaGdF4:Pr3+,Dy3+not only took full advantage of the intense Pr3+4f5d absorption, but converted the VUV excitation light into the near-white emission of Dy3+.

  16. The study of antibacterial activity and stability of dyed cotton fabrics modified with different forms of silver

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study compares the effect of colloidal silver nanoparticles and commercial RUCO-BAC AGP agent with silver chloride as an active component on antibacterial activity of dyed cotton fabrics. Cotton fabrics were dyed with vat dyes Bezanthren olive T and Bezanthren grey FFB. Antibacterial activity of silver loaded dyed cotton fabrics was tested against Gram-positive bacterium Staphylococcus aureus and Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli. Unlike RUCO-BAC AGP synthesized silver nanoparticles deposited onto dyed cotton fabrics provided maximum bacteria reduction independently of applied dye. The stability of modified cotton fabrics was analyzed in artificial sweat at pH 5.5 and 8.0. Approximately the same amount of silver was released from differently modified cotton fabrics in artificial sweat. Larger amount of silver was released in the sweat at pH 8.0.

  17. Feeding times of high spin states in /sup 152,154/Dy: probes of nuclear structure above the yrast line

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    Measurements of feeding times of high spin yrast states up to spin 30 h in 154Dy and 36 h in 152Dy were utilized to obtain information about possible spin dependent shape changes. The reactions 25Mg (134Xe,5n), 124Sn (34S,4n) and 25Mg (132Xe,5n) 122Sn, (34S,4n) were used to populate the high spin states in 154Dy and 152Dy, respectively. The experiments with sulfur beams were conducted at ANL, while those with Xe were performed at GSI. Feeding times as well as lifetimes were determined with the recoil distance technique. Slow feeding times into high spin states of approx. 10 ps were observed, showing for the first time that they are not always fast (< 1 ps), as has been previously assumed

  18. Large-scale micromagnetic simulation of Nd-Fe-B sintered magnets with Dy-rich shell structures

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    Oikawa, T.; Yokota, H.; Ohkubo, T.; Hono, K.

    2016-05-01

    Large-scale micromagnetic simulations have been performed using the energy minimization method on a model with structural features similar to those of Dy grain boundary diffusion (GBD)-processed sintered magnets. Coercivity increases as a linear function of the anisotropy field of the Dy-rich shell, which is independent of Dy composition in the core as long as the shell thickness is greater than about 15 nm. This result shows that the Dy contained in the initial sintered magnets prior to the GBD process is not essential for enhancing coercivity. Magnetization reversal patterns indicate that coercivity is strongly influenced by domain wall pinning at the grain boundary. This observation is found to be consistent with the one-dimensional pinning theory.

  19. The effect of boron doping on crystal structure, magnetic properties and magnetocaloric effect of DyCo2

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    Wang, C. L.; Liu, J.; Mudryk, Y.; Gschneidner, K. A.; Long, Y.; Pecharsky, V. K.

    2016-05-01

    The magnetic properties and magnetic entropy changes of DyCo2Bx (x=0, 0.05, 0.1, and 0.2) alloys were investigated. The Curie temperature (TC) increases with increasing B concentration. The frequency dependence of ac magnetic susceptibility of DyCo2 caused by the narrow domain wall pinning effect is depressed by B doping, but the coercivity and the magnetic viscosity are prominently increased in the B doped alloys. The magnetic transition nature of DyCo2Bx changes from the first-order to the second-order with increasing x, which leads to the decrease of the maximum magnetic entropy change. However, the relative cooling power (RCP) of DyCo2 and the B doped alloys remains nearly constant.

  20. Single-crystal growth of trigonal DyFe3(BO3)4 and study of magnetic properties

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    Fluxes with a wide stability range of trigonal DyFe3(BO3)4 were selected by the successive-approximation method using direct phase probing in the Bi2Mo3O12-B2O3-Dy2O3-Fe2O3 system. Crystallization parameters of the fluxes were determined. The conditions for single-crystal growth were recommended using both spontaneous crystal nucleation and seeded growth according to the Kyropoulos method. An analysis of the measured temperature and field dependences of magnetization of crystals in fields parallel or perpendicular to the threefold axis led to the conclusion that DyFe3(BO3)4 undergoes a phase transition to an ordered easy-axis state and is characterized by a field-induced spin-reorientation transition with the predominant alignment of Dy3+ spins along the applied field.

  1. Directional frustration of magnetic moments in (U0.50Dy0.50)Ni2B2C

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    Polycrystalline (U0.50Dy0.50)Ni2B2C solid solution was prepared and found by X-ray diffraction to crystallize in BCT LuNi2B2C-type structure (space group I4/mmm) of the end compounds UNi2B2C and DyNi2B2C. AC susceptibility and magnetization show paramagnetic behavior down to 6.5 K, with the values θ=-5(5) K and μeff=7.7(1) μB, compatible with those of the end compounds, and indicate possible cooperative phenomena at lower temperatures. The observed paramagnetism, at variance with antiferromagnetic ordering in (Pr0.50Dy0.50)Ni2B2C, is attributed to a directional frustration of the magnetic moments on the (U,Dy) site

  2. Diffusion processes in hot-deformed Nd-Fe-B magnets with DyF3 additions

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    Sawatzki, Simon; Dirba, Imants; Wendrock, Horst; Schultz, Ludwig; Gutfleisch, Oliver

    2014-05-01

    Nd-Fe-B melt spun ribbons have been hot-compacted and subsequently die-upset together with DyF3 in order to increase coercivity in nanocrystalline hot-deformed magnets. Magnetic measurements reveal enhanced coercivities for low and reduced coercivities for high Dy-fractions. This behaviour is due to a superposition of the formation of (Dy,Nd)2Fe14B and non-magnetic Dy and Nd fluoride and oxide phases. Energy dispersive and wavelength dispersive X-ray elemental maps verified this feature. Heat treatments at 600 °C induce a strong F diffusion along the flake boundaries without inducing grain growth. This diffusion is correlated with the changes in magnetic properties.

  3. Balloon-borne stratospheric BrO measurements: comparison with Envisat/SCIAMACHY BrO limb profiles

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    M. Dorf

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available For the first time, results of all four existing stratospheric BrO profiling instruments, are presented and compared with reference to the SLIMCAT 3-dimensional chemical transport model (3-D CTM. Model calculations are used to infer a BrO profile validation set, measured by 3 different balloon sensors, for the new Envisat/SCIAMACHY (ENVIronment SATellite/SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY satellite instrument. The balloon observations include (a balloon-borne in situ resonance fluorescence detection of BrO, (b balloon-borne solar occultation DOAS measurements (Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy of BrO in the UV, and (c BrO profiling from the solar occultation SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale balloon instrument. Since stratospheric BrO is subject to considerable diurnal variation and none of the measurements are performed close enough in time and space for a direct comparison, all balloon observations are considered with reference to outputs from the 3-D CTM. The referencing is performed by forward and backward air mass trajectory calculations to match the balloon with the satellite observations. The diurnal variation of BrO is considered by 1-D photochemical model calculation along the trajectories. The 1-D photochemical model is initialised with output data of the 3-D model with additional constraints on the vertical transport, the total amount and photochemistry of stratospheric bromine as given by the various balloon observations. Total [Bry]=(20.1±2.8pptv obtained from DOAS BrO observations at mid-latitudes in 2003, serves as an upper limit of the comparison. Most of the balloon observations agree with the photochemical model predictions within their given error estimates. First retrieval exercises of BrO limb profiling from the SCIAMACHY satellite instrument agree to <±50% with the photochemically-corrected balloon observations, and tend to show less agreement

  4. Dy{sup 3+}:Ca{sub 2}SnO{sub 4}, a new yellow phosphor with afterglow behavior

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    Shi, Mingming; Zhang, Dongyun, E-mail: dyz@sit.edu.cn; Chang, Chengkang

    2015-08-05

    Highlights: • The photoluminescence and afterglow behavior of Dy{sup 3+}:Ca{sub 2}SnO{sub 4} was investigated. • PL spectra revealed the {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} → {sup 6}H{sub J} (J = 15/2, 13/2, 11/2) energy transition of Dy{sup 3+} ions in Ca{sub 2}SnO{sub 4}. • CIE chromaticity coordinates results confirmed a yellow light emitting of the Dy{sup 3+}:Ca{sub 2}SnO{sub 4}. • After the UV source was turned off, the Dy{sup 3+}:Ca{sub 2}SnO{sub 4} showed typical afterglow behavior. • The afterglow behavior of Dy{sup 3+}:Ca{sub 2}SnO{sub 4} was attributed to suitable electron and hole traps. - Abstract: This paper reports the photoluminescence and afterglow behavior of Dy{sup 3+} in Ca{sub 2}SnO{sub 4} matrix (Dy{sup 3+}:Ca{sub 2}SnO{sub 4}) prepared via a solid-state reaction. X-ray diffraction (XRD), photo luminescence spectroscope (PLS) and thermal luminescence spectroscope (TLS) were performed to investigate the physical properties of the phosphors. Typical {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} to {sup 6}H{sub j} energy transition of Dy{sup 3+} ions was detected by PL spectra. CIE chromaticity coordinates of x = 0.4319, y = 4.456, calculated from the emission spectra, confirmed a yellow light emitting of the Dy{sup 3+}:Ca{sub 2}SnO{sub 4} phosphors. The Ca{sub 2}SnO{sub 4} phosphors showed a typical afterglow behavior when the UV source was switched off. Thermal simulated luminescence study indicated that the persistent afterglow of Dy{sup 3+}:Ca{sub 2}SnO{sub 4} phosphors was generated by the suitable electron or hole traps which was resulted from the doping the Ca{sub 2}SnO{sub 4} host with rare-earth ions (Dy{sup 3+})

  5. Omigapil treatment decreases fibrosis and improves respiratory rate in dy(2J mouse model of congenital muscular dystrophy.

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    Qing Yu

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Congenital muscular dystrophy is a distinct group of diseases presenting with weakness in infancy or childhood and no current therapy. One form, MDC1A, is the result of laminin alpha-2 deficiency and results in significant weakness, respiratory insufficiency and early death. Modification of apoptosis is one potential pathway for therapy in these patients. METHODS: dy(2J mice were treated with vehicle, 0.1 mg/kg or 1 mg/kg of omigapil daily via oral gavage over 17.5 weeks. Untreated age matched BL6 mice were used as controls. Functional, behavioral and histological measurements were collected. RESULTS: dy(2J mice treated with omigapil showed improved respiratory rates compared to vehicle treated dy(2J mice (396 to 402 vs. 371 breaths per minute, p<0.03 and similar to control mice. There were no statistical differences in normalized forelimb grip strength between dy(2J and controls at baseline or after 17.5 weeks and no significant differences seen among the dy(2J treatment groups. At 30-33 weeks of age, dy(2J mice treated with 0.1 mg/kg omigapil showed significantly more movement time and less rest time compared to vehicle treated. dy(2J mice showed normal cardiac systolic function throughout the trial. dy(2J mice had significantly lower hindlimb maximal (p<0.001 and specific force (p<0.002 compared to the control group at the end of the trial. There were no statistically significant differences in maximal or specific force among treatments. dy(2J mice treated with 0.1 mg/kg/day omigapil showed decreased percent fibrosis in both gastrocnemius (p<0.03 and diaphragm (p<0.001 compared to vehicle, and in diaphragm (p<0.013 when compared to 1 mg/kg/day omigapil treated mice. Omigapil treated dy(2J mice demonstrated decreased apoptosis. CONCLUSION: Omigapil therapy (0.1 mg/kg improved respiratory rate and decreased skeletal and respiratory muscle fibrosis in dy(2J mice. These results support a putative role for the use of omigapil in

  6. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Optical and UV photometry of SN 2013dy (Zhai+, 2016)

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    Zhai, Q.; Zhang, J.-J.; Wang, X.-F.; Zhang, T.-M.; Liu, Z.-W.; Brown, P. J.; Huang, F.; Zhao, X.-L.; Chang, L.; Yi, W.-M.; Wang, C.-J.; Xin, Y.-X.; Wang, J.-G.; Lun, B.-L.; Zhang, X.-L.; Fan, Y.-F.; Zheng, X.-M.; Bai, J.-M.

    2016-08-01

    SN2013dy, an Type Ia supernova (SNIa), was discovered at roughly a magnitude of ~17.2mag on UT July 10.45 2013 (Universal Time) in an unfiltered image of the galaxy NGC7250 by the Lick observatory supernova search (Casper et al., 2013CBET.3588....1C). Our first observation of SN 2013dy is in spectroscopy on 2013 July 14 (Zhang & Wang 2013CBET.3394....1Z; 4.76days after the first light and published in Zheng et al. 2013ApJ...778L..15Z) with the Yunnan Faint Object Spectrograph and Camera (YFOSC) mounted at the Li-Jiang 2.4m Telescope (LJT) of Yunnan Observatories (YNAO), China. About two weeks later, we started to monitor this transient intensively at LJT in both ground-based UBVRI photometry and spectroscopy spanning from t~+0 to t~+180days. Ten local standard stars (see Table1 in the paper) in the field of SN2013dy are used to transform the instrumental magnitudes of SN2013dy to the standard Johnson UBV and Kron-Cousins RI system, as listed in Table2. Optical photometry data are also collected with the Tsinghua-NAOC 0.8m telescope (TNT) at Xing-Long Observation of National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC), China, from t~-2days to t~+150days. Additionally, three spectra were obtained at the Xing-Long 2.16 m telescope (hereafter XLT) with the Bei-Jing Faint Object Spectrograph and Camera (BFOSC). Furthermore, this target was also observed by the Ultra-Violet/Optical Telescope (UVOT) on board the Swift satellite. The Swift observatory began observing SN 2013dy on 2013 July 17.09, about 10days (t~-10days) before the B band maximum, and continued for approximately 26days (t~+15days). These photometric observations are performed in three UV filters (uvw2, uvm2, and uvw1) and three broadband optical filters (uu, bb, and vv). Table3 lists the final UVOT UV/optical magnitudes of SN2013dy. (2 data files).

  7. White-light long persistent and photo-stimulated luminescence in CaSnSiO5:Dy3+

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    Graphical abstract: -- Highlights: •White-light long persistent luminescence in CSSO:Dy3+ was observed. •White-light photo-stimulated luminescence in CSSO:Dy3+ was observed. •A model for energy storing and releasing through the IR irradiation was presented. -- Abstract: CaSnSiO5:Dy3+ exhibits white-light long persistent and photo-stimulated luminescence properties, originated from both the emission band of the host extending from UV to blue and the characteristic transitions 4F9/2 → 6HJ of Dy3+. Shallow and deep traps are evidenced by the thermoluminescence (TL) and positron annihilation (PA) techniques. TL glow curve of the material with low Dy3+ content exhibits a single band located around 300 K, which is quite favorable for room temperature persistent luminescence. The low-temperature TL band is suppressed with increasing Dy3+ concentration, while the intensity of the high temperature TL band (520 K) increases and finally becomes the dominant band. It is worth noting that the presence of deep traps being able to immobilize the carriers permanently at room temperature. Under 980 nm-light stimulation, a small part of the stored energy could be released and contribute to the observation of the weak white-light emitting. PA results demonstrate that it is attributed to the creation of the cluster defects 2DyCa•·VCa″ with increasing Dy3+ concentration, which make it more difficult for trapped carriers to be released at room temperature

  8. Strange particle production in proton–proton collisions at √s = 0.9 TeV with ALICE at the LHC

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    Aamodt, K.; Abrahantes Quintana, A.; D. Thomas; van Leeuwen, M.(Institute for Subatomic Physics of Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands); M. Verweij; Zynovyev, M.

    2011-01-01

    The production of mesons containing strange quarks (K0s, phi) and both singly and doubly strange baryons (Lambda, Anti-Lambda, and Xi+Anti-Xi) are measured at central rapidity in pp collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 0.9 TeV with the ALICE experiment at the LHC. The results are obtained from the analysis of about 250 k minimum bias events recorded in 2009. Measurements of yields (dN/dy) and transverse momentum spectra at central rapidities for inelastic pp collisions are presented. For mesons, we rep...

  9. Measurement of Drell-Yan electron and muon pair differential cross sections in bar pp collisions at √s =1.8 TeV

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    We measure the Drell-Yan differential cross section d2σ/dM dy||y| over the mass range 112 using dielectron and dimuon data from bar pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of √s =1.8 TeV. Our results show the 1/M3 dependence that is expected from the naive Drell-Yan model. In comparison to the predictions of recent QCD calculations we find our data favor those parton distribution functions with the largest quark contributions in the x interval 0.006 to 0.03

  10. First LHC results on coherent $J/\\psi$ photoproduction in ultra-peripheral Pb-Pb collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 2.76 TeV

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    Takaki, J D Tapia

    2012-01-01

    The first LHC measurement on ultra-peripheral heavy-ion collisions was carried out with the ALICE experiment. In this paper, ALICE results on exclusive J/psi studies in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 2.76 TeV, in the rapidity region -3.6 < y < -2.6, are given. The coherent J/psi cross section was found to be dsigma/dy_coh_J/\\psi = 1.00 +/- 0.18 (stat) +0.24 -0.26 (syst) mb. These studies favour theoretical models that include strong modifications to the nuclear gluon density, also known as nuclear gluon shadowing.

  11. Atmospheric test of the J(BrONO2)/kBrO+NO2 ratio: implications for total stratospheric Bry and bromine-mediated ozone loss

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    Kreycy, S.; Camy-Peyret, C.; Chipperfield, M. P.; Dorf, M.; Feng, W.; Hossaini, R.; Kritten, L.; Werner, B.; Pfeilsticker, K.

    2013-07-01

    We report on time-dependent O3, NO2 and BrO profiles measured by limb observations of scattered skylight in the stratosphere over Kiruna (67.9° N, 22.1° E) on 7 and 8 September 2009 during the autumn circulation turn-over. The observations are complemented by simultaneous direct solar occultation measurements around sunset and sunrise performed aboard the same stratospheric balloon payload. Supporting radiative transfer and photochemical modelling indicate that the measurements can be used to constrain the ratio J(BrONO2)/kBrO+NO2, for which at T = 220 ± 5 K an overall 1.7 (+0.4 -0.2) larger ratio is found than recommended by the most recent Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) compilation (Sander et al., 2011). Sensitivity studies reveal the major reasons are likely to be (1) a larger BrONO2 absorption cross-section σBrONO2, primarily for wavelengths larger than 300 nm, and (2) a smaller kBrO+NO2 at 220 K than given by Sander et al. (2011). Other factors, e.g. the actinic flux and quantum yield for the dissociation of BrONO2, can be ruled out. The observations also have consequences for total inorganic stratospheric bromine (Bry) estimated from stratospheric BrO measurements at high NOx loadings, since the ratio J(BrONO2)/kBrO+NO2 largely determines the stratospheric BrO/Bry ratio during daylight. Using the revised J(BrONO2)/kBrO+NO2 ratio, total stratospheric Bry is likely to be 1.4 ppt smaller than previously estimated from BrO profile measurements at high NOx loadings. This would bring estimates of Bry inferred from organic source gas measurements (e.g. CH3Br, the halons, CH2Br2, CHBr3, etc.) into closer agreement with estimates based on BrO observations (inorganic method). The consequences for stratospheric ozone due to the revised J(BrONO2)/kBrO+NO2 ratio are small (maximum -0.8%), since at high NOx (for which most Bry assessments are made) the enhanced ozone loss by overestimating Bry is compensated for by the suppressed ozone loss due to the underestimation

  12. Simultaneous enhancement of magnetic and ferroelectric properties in Dy and Cr co-doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles.

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    Mao, Weiwei; Wang, Xingfu; Chu, Liang; Zhu, Yiyi; Wang, Qi; Zhang, Jian; Yang, Jianping; Li, Xing'ao; Huang, Wei

    2016-03-01

    Multiferroic BiFeO3 (BFO), Bi0.95Dy0.05FeO3 and Bi0.95Dy0.05Fe0.95Cr0.05O3 samples were successfully synthesized by a carbon microsphere-assisted sol-gel (CSG) method. X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed a lattice distortion from a rhombohedral structure to a tetragonal structure upon doping Dy and Cr in BFO. The morphology of BFO and doped BFO could be effectively controlled to form nanoparticles, due to the nucleation sites of the carbon microspheres. The co-doping of Dy and Cr in BFO had a significant improvement effect on the magnetic properties, with the remnant magnetization being 0.557 emu g(-1), due to the structural phase transition, size effects and the strong ferromagnetic interaction between Fe(3+)-O-Cr(3+) ions arising from Cr substitution. Meanwhile, the doping of Dy into BFO effectively reduced the leakage current and enhanced the ferroelectric properties. The simultaneous enhancement of magnetic and ferroelectric properties shows the great potential application of Dy- and Cr-co-doped BFO in future multifunctional devices. PMID:26862599

  13. Study of crystal-field excitations and infrared active phonons in the multiferroic hexagonal DyMnO3

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    Jandl, S.; Mansouri, S.; Vermette, J.; Mukhin, A. A.; Ivanov, V. Yu; Balbashov, A.; Orlita, M.

    2013-11-01

    In hexagonal DyMnO3, Dy3+ crystal-field excitations are studied as a function of temperature and applied magnetic field. They are complemented with the measurements of infrared active phonon frequency shifts under applied magnetic field at T = 4.2 K. Between TN = 68 K and T = 10 K, the absence of Dy3+ Kramers doublet splittings at either the C3 or the C3v site symmetries indicates that the Mn3+ magnetic order effective exchange field has no component parallel to the c-axis at either site. Below T = 10 K, the ground state Kramers doublet splits under the Dy3+ internal effective field as well as the applied magnetic field. Also, relatively strong infrared active phonon energy shifts are observed in magneto-infrared reflectance measurements at T = 4.2 K, allowing the calculation of the induced electric polarization changes as a function of the applied magnetic field. Such changes are associated with a large magnetoelectric effect in DyMnO3, arising from a charge transfer between Dy3+ and apical oxygen ions.

  14. Optical thermometry based on luminescence behavior of Dy3+-doped transparent LaF3 glass ceramics

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    Dy3+-doped transparent LaF3 glass ceramics were fabricated, and its structures of resulting glass ceramics are studied by the X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. Optical temperature sensing of the resulting glass ceramics in the temperature range from 298 to 523 K is studied based on the down-conversion luminescence of Dy3+ ion. By using fluorescence intensity ratio method, the 4I15/2 and 4F9/2 of Dy3+ ions are verified as thermally coupled levels. A minimum SR = 1.16 x 10-4 K-1 is obtained at T = 294 K. By doping Eu3+ ion, the overall emission color of Eu3+-Dy3+ co-doped transparent glass ceramics can be tuned from white to yellow with the temperature increase through energy transfer between Eu3+ and Dy3+. Additionally, the thermal stability of the Dy3+ single-doped transparent glass ceramics becomes higher after doping Eu3+ ion. (orig.)

  15. Optical thermometry based on luminescence behavior of Dy{sup 3+}-doped transparent LaF{sub 3} glass ceramics

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    Bu, Y.Y. [Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing (China); Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, College of Science, Nanjing (China); Cheng, S.J.; Wang, X.F. [Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing (China); Key Laboratory of Radio Frequency and Micro-Nano Electronics of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, Jiangsu (China); Yan, X.H. [Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing (China); Key Laboratory of Radio Frequency and Micro-Nano Electronics of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, Jiangsu (China); Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Science, Nanjing (China)

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    Dy{sup 3+}-doped transparent LaF{sub 3} glass ceramics were fabricated, and its structures of resulting glass ceramics are studied by the X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. Optical temperature sensing of the resulting glass ceramics in the temperature range from 298 to 523 K is studied based on the down-conversion luminescence of Dy{sup 3+} ion. By using fluorescence intensity ratio method, the {sup 4}I{sub 15/2} and {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} of Dy{sup 3+} ions are verified as thermally coupled levels. A minimum S{sub R} = 1.16 x 10{sup -4} K{sup -1} is obtained at T = 294 K. By doping Eu{sup 3+} ion, the overall emission color of Eu{sup 3+}-Dy{sup 3+} co-doped transparent glass ceramics can be tuned from white to yellow with the temperature increase through energy transfer between Eu{sup 3+} and Dy{sup 3+}. Additionally, the thermal stability of the Dy{sup 3+} single-doped transparent glass ceramics becomes higher after doping Eu{sup 3+} ion. (orig.)

  16. Phase diagram and inhomogeneity of (TbDy)-Fe(T) (T=Mn, Co, Al, Ti) systems

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    The Tb-Dy-Fe ternary phase diagram and its Tb0.3Dy0.7-Fe section in the region of the magnetostrictive Laves phase have been investigated. Different segregation behavior for Tb and Dy was proposed and experimentally confirmed. The deviation of the TbDyFe Laves phase composition from its stoichiometric composition and the small Fe solubility range of the Laves phase were also determined. Based on phase selection theory, the pseudocongruent crystallization of REFe2 phase was confirmed. The inhomogeneity of Tb0.3Dy0.7(FeT)1.95 (T=Mn, Co, Al, Ti) alloys has also been investigated. Substitution of Fe by T elements always gave inhomogeneous as-cast alloys. The new phases Fe2Ti and RE2(FeCo) were observed. Obvious composition variations of Tb(Dy) and Fe(Mn) were found, which could be explained as resulting from microsegregation. Homogeneous phases could be obtained after homogenizing annealing while the new phases and the high Tb content in the RE phase remained. The effects of the inhomogeneity on the alloy magnetostrictive properties were also discussed. (orig.)

  17. White Light Emissive Dy(III) Single-Molecule Magnets Sensitized by Diamagnetic [Co(III) (CN)6 ](3-) Linkers.

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    Chorazy, Szymon; Rams, Michał; Nakabayashi, Koji; Sieklucka, Barbara; Ohkoshi, Shin-Ichi

    2016-05-23

    The self-assembly of Dy(III) -3-hydroxypyridine (3-OHpy) complexes with hexacyanidocobaltate(III) anions in water produces cyanido-bridged {[Dy(III) (3-OHpy)2 (H2 O)4 ] [Co(III) (CN)6 ]}⋅H2 O (1) chains. They reveal a single-molecule magnet (SMM) behavior with a large zero direct current (dc) field energy barrier, ΔE=266(12) cm(-1) (≈385 K), originating from the single-ion property of eight-coordinated Dy(III) of an elongated dodecahedral geometry, which are embedded with diamagnetic [Co(III) (CN)6 ](3-) ions into zig-zag coordination chains. The SMM character is enhanced by the external dc magnetic field, which results in the ΔE of 320(23) cm(-1) (≈460 K) at Hdc =1 kOe, and the opening of a butterfly hysteresis loop below 6 K. Complex 1 exhibits white Dy(III) -based emission realized by energy transfer from Co(III) and 3-OHpy to Dy(III) . Low temperature emission spectra were correlated with SMM property giving the estimation of the zero field ΔE. 1 is a unique example of bifunctional magneto-luminescent material combining white emission and slow magnetic relaxation with a large energy barrier, both controlled by rich structural and electronic interplay between Dy(III) , 3-OHpy, and [Co(III) (CN)6 ](3-) . PMID:26990787

  18. BaGdF5:Dy(3+),Tb(3+),Eu(3+) multifunctional nanospheres: paramagnetic, luminescence, energy transfer, and tunable color.

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    Guan, Hongxia; Song, Yanhua; Zheng, Keyan; Sheng, Ye; Zou, Haifeng

    2016-05-18

    A series of Dy(3+),Tb(3+) and Eu(3+) singly, doubly or triply doped BaGdF5 phosphors were synthesized by a one-step hydrothermal method with l-arginine, and their energy transfer, migrations and multicolored luminescence properties were investigated in detail. The as-prepared Dy(3+),Tb(3+) or Eu(3+) doped samples showed strong blue, green and red emission, respectively. Different hues of green and red light were obtained by co-doped Dy(3+),Tb(3+) and Tb(3+),Eu(3+) in the BaGdF5 host, respectively. More significantly, in the Dy(3+),Tb(3+),Eu(3+) tri-doped BaGdF5 phosphors, colors changed from yellow green to orange red by adjusting the doping concentration of Eu(3+). Energy migrations from Dy(3+) to Tb(3+) and from Tb(3+) to Eu(3+) are reported in detail. Furthermore, the obtained samples exhibit paramagnetic properties at room temperature and low temperature. It is obvious that these Dy(3+), Tb(3+), Eu(3+) singly or doubly or triply doped BaGdF5 nanomaterials with tunable multicolored luminescence properties may have potential applications in the fields of full-color displays, biological labels and bio-separation. PMID:27146322

  19. Physical and electrical characteristics of metal/Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3}/p-GaAs structure

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    Saghrouni, H., E-mail: hayet_sagrouni@yahoo.fr [Université de Sousse, Laboratoire Energie-Matériaux, Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et de la Technologie, Rue Lamine Abessi, 4011 Hammam Sousse (Tunisia); Université de Sousse, Laboratoire Energie-Matériaux, Groupe de Recherche Nano-Matériaux pour les Télécommunications, Institut Supérieur d’informatique et des Techniques de Communications, Gp1 4011 Hammam Sousse (Tunisia); Jomni, S.; Belgacem, W. [Laboratoire de matériaux, organisation et proprieties, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université de Tunis El Manar (Tunisia); Hamdaoui, N. [Université de Sousse, Laboratoire Energie-Matériaux, Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et de la Technologie, Rue Lamine Abessi, 4011 Hammam Sousse (Tunisia); Beji, L. [Université de Sousse, Laboratoire Energie-Matériaux, Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et de la Technologie, Rue Lamine Abessi, 4011 Hammam Sousse (Tunisia); Université de Sousse, Laboratoire Energie-Matériaux, Groupe de Recherche Nano-Matériaux pour les Télécommunications, Institut Supérieur d’informatique et des Techniques de Communications, Gp1 4011 Hammam Sousse (Tunisia)

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    This paper describes the effect of post-deposition annealing on the physical and electrical characteristics of high-k Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3} dielectric films deposited at 250 °C on p-GaAs substrate by electron beam deposition under ultra vacuum. The morphological and structural features of Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3} layer before and after postdeposition annealing were studied by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The surface topography analysis reveals that the Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3} film is granular, and contains numerous contacts between columnar grains. While investigating the electrical properties Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3} oxide, the current–voltage characteristics I(V) suggest a Poole–Frenkel (PF) type mechanism of carrier transport for as-deposited and annealed layers. A deviation from the PF leakage current course was found and attributed to the current carrier trapping. The ac impedance properties of the structures have been studied in a wide frequency range at different bias voltage. The Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3} annealed exhibited excellent electrical properties such as small density of interface state and low leakage current. This phenomenon is attributed to a rather crystallized Dy{sub 2}O{sub 3} structure and the reduction of the defects at the oxide/GaAs interface.

  20. Thermoelectric properties of Ca0.8Dy0.2MnO3 synthesized by solution combustion process

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    Park Kyeongsoon

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract High-quality Ca0.8Dy0.2MnO3 nano-powders were synthesized by the solution combustion process. The size of the synthesized Ca0.8Dy0.2MnO3 powders was approximately 23 nm. The green pellets were sintered at 1150-1300°C at a step size of 50°C. Sintered Ca0.8Dy0.2MnO3 bodies crystallized in the perovskite structure with an orthorhombic symmetry. The sintering temperature did not affect the Seebeck coefficient, but significantly affected the electrical conductivity. The electrical conductivity of Ca0.8Dy0.2MnO3 increased with increasing temperature, indicating a semiconducting behavior. The absolute value of the Seebeck coefficient gradually increased with an increase in temperature. The highest power factor (3.7 × 10-5 Wm-1 K-2 at 800°C was obtained for Ca0.8Dy0.2MnO3 sintered at 1,250°C. In this study, we investigated the microstructure and thermoelectric properties of Ca0.8Dy0.2MnO3, depending on sintering temperature.

  1. Diffusion processes in hot-deformed Nd–Fe–B magnets with DyF{sub 3} additions

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    Sawatzki, Simon, E-mail: sawatzki@fm.tu-darmstadt.de [Technische Universität Darmstadt, Materialwissenschaft, Alarich-Weiß-Str. 16, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Dirba, Imants [Technische Universität Darmstadt, Materialwissenschaft, Alarich-Weiß-Str. 16, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Wendrock, Horst; Schultz, Ludwig [IFW Dresden, P.O. Box 270116, 01171 Dresden (Germany); Gutfleisch, Oliver [Technische Universität Darmstadt, Materialwissenschaft, Alarich-Weiß-Str. 16, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Fraunhofer-Projektgruppe für Wertstoffkreisläufe und Ressourcenstrategie IWKS, 63457 Hanau (Germany)

    2014-05-01

    Nd–Fe–B melt spun ribbons have been hot-compacted and subsequently die-upset together with DyF{sub 3} in order to increase coercivity in nanocrystalline hot-deformed magnets. Magnetic measurements reveal enhanced coercivities for low and reduced coercivities for high Dy-fractions. This behaviour is due to a superposition of the formation of (Dy,Nd){sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B and non-magnetic Dy and Nd fluoride and oxide phases. Energy dispersive and wavelength dispersive X-ray elemental maps verified this feature. Heat treatments at 600 °C induce a strong F diffusion along the flake boundaries without inducing grain growth. This diffusion is correlated with the changes in magnetic properties.- Highlights: • Coercivity enhancement of 19% in Nd–Fe–B magnets without a change in remanence. • Annealing at 600 °C promotes a strong F diffusion along the flake boundaries. • Decomposition of DyF{sub 3} and interdiffusion of Dy and Nd during hot-deformation is shown by EDX/WDX.

  2. Electrical and magnetic properties of hot-deformed Nd-Fe-B magnets with different DyF3 additions

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    Sawatzki, Simon; Dirba, Imants; Schultz, Ludwig; Gutfleisch, Oliver

    2013-10-01

    The effect of deformation and DyF3 additions on the electrical resistivity and the magnetic performance has been studied in hot-deformed Nd-Fe-B melt-spun ribbons and correlated with respective microstructures. Despite the nanocrystallinity of hot-compacted magnets, the specific electrical resistivity measured by four-point-method was shown to be comparable with that of sintered magnets. Die-upsetting reduces electrical resistivity within the magnetically hard plane because of an enhanced shape anisotropy of the grains. The addition of DyF3 overcompensates this reduction due to the presence of electrically insulating Dy-F rich inclusions and thus reduces eddy current losses within the magnet. Magnetic measurements reveal an increase in coercivity without a change in remanence for die-upset magnets with a total height reduction of 63% and 1.2 wt. % Dy (1.6 wt. %DyF3). Both properties, remanence and coercivity, demonstrate an effective reduction in heavy rare earth Dy for Nd-Fe-B magnets.

  3. Investigation of Cu Doping, Morphology and Annealing Effects on Structural and Optical Properties of ZnO:Dy Nanostructures.

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    Najafi, Mehrdad

    2016-05-01

    Dysprosium (Dy) doped ZnO nanosheets and nanorods were synthesized by hydrothermal method. Effects of Cu doping, morphology and annealing in Oxygen ambient on structural and optical properties of ZnO nanostructures were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), diffuse reflectance spectra (DRS) and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. This study recommends that both of intrinsic and extrinsic defects facilitate energy transfer (ET) from the ZnO host to Dy(3+) ions and consequently have an effective role on producing intense Dy emissions at indirect excitation. The results also revealed that annealing process improved the crystal structure of ZnO nanorods due to decrease of surface; however decreased ET and Dy emissions because of diminishing in oxygen vacancy. In addition, as a result of increasing of surface area in nanorods compared to nanosheets, the oxygen vacancies and ET were enhanced. Moreover the results exhibited that electrical and optical properties of ZnO:Dy can be tuned by various amount of Dy concentrations and also Cu doping. PMID:26798063

  4. Surface photo-discoloration and degradation of dyed wood veneer exposed to different wavelengths of artificial light

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    Liu, Yi; Shao, Lingmin; Gao, Jianmin; Guo, Hongwu; Chen, Yao; Cheng, Qingzheng; Via, Brian K.

    2015-03-01

    The surface of dyed wood is prone to discoloration when exposed to light irradiation which significantly decreases its decorative effect and shortens its service life. The influence of light wavelength exposure to the surface of dyed wood was investigated to study the effect on discoloration and degradation. Acid Blue V and Acid Red GR dyed wood veneers were subjected to light exposure with different wavelengths from the UV to visible region (254-420 nm). Results showed that the surface discoloration of dyed wood was linearly related to lignin concentration and dyes degradation and the consequent transformation of chromophoric groups such as aromatic (Cdbnd C) and carbonyl (Cdbnd O) through methoxy reaction. The dyes, lignin and some active constituents were degraded severely, even at short exposures. Acid Blue V dyed wood exhibited greater discoloration than the Acid Red GR treatment. The reflectance and K/S absorption curve showed a hypochromic effect on the dyed wood surface. The dyes and wood chemical structure played a complex and combined role on the selective absorption of different wavelengths of light. The color change rate was apparent with 254 nm exposure in the initial stages, but a greater discoloration rate occurred on the samples irradiated at 313 and 340 nm than at 254 and 420 nm with the time prolonged. The degradation rate and degree of discoloration correlated well with the light energy and wavelength.

  5. High-resolution continuum source electrothermal absorption spectrometry of AlBr and CaBr for the determination of bromine

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    Huang, Mao Dong; Becker-Ross, Helmut; Florek, Stefan; Heitmann, Uwe [ISAS - Institute for Analytical Sciences, Department of Interface Spectroscopy, Albert-Einstein-Str. 9, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Okruss, Michael [Gesellschaft zur Foerderung angewandter Optik, Optoelektronik, Quantenelektronik und Spektroskopie (GOS) e.V., Rudower Chaussee 29, 12489 Berlin (Germany)], E-mail: okruss@isas.de

    2008-05-15

    Molecular absorption spectra of AlBr and CaBr, produced in a graphite furnace, were investigated using a high-resolution echelle spectrometer equipped with a xenon short-arc lamp as continuum source. The analytical usability of the spectra for the determination of bromine was studied. To this end, the molecular absorptions of AlBr at 278.914 nm and CaBr at 625.315 nm were evaluated. Apart from strong absorption bands of CaF around 625.3 nm, which disturb the use of CaBr, no spectral interferences were observed for both AlBr and CaBr. Regarding chemical interference with matrix substances, the molecular absorption of AlBr and CaBr is influenced in a different way. While the sensitivity of the CaBr absorption is susceptible to chloride, aluminum, potassium and sodium ions, there is no significant effect on the AlBr absorption. In contrast, the inorganic acids (nitric, phosphoric, and sulfuric) have an influence on AlBr, but not on the CaBr molecular absorption. Therefore, the two methods complement each other and each has its own application area. Regarding real samples, a salt sample from the death sea and an organic pharmaceutical were evaluated. The results were in good agreement with those derived from two independent methods and with an existing reference value. Relative standard deviations were found in the range of 5%. The limit of detection for bromine was about 2 ng for both AlBr and CaBr molecular absorption; the dynamic range was linear at least up to 250 ng Br.

  6. Pathways toward higher performance CdS/CdTe devices: Te exposure of CdTe surface before ZnTe:Cu/Ti contacting

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    Many studies of thin-film CdS/CdTe photovoltaic devices have suggested that performance may be improved by reducing recombination due to Te-vacancy (VTe), Te antisite (TeCd), or Te-interstitial (Tei) defects. Although formation of these intrinsic defects is likely influenced by CdTe deposition parameters, it may be also coupled to the formation of beneficial cadmium vacancy (VCd) defects. In this study, we expose the CdTe surface to Te vapor prior to ZnTe:Cu/Ti contact-interface formation with the goal of reducing VTe without significantly reducing VCd. Initial results show that when this modified contact is used on a CdCl2-treated CdS/CdTe device, poorer device performance results. This suggests two things: First, the amount of free-Te available during contact formation (either from chemical etching or CuxTe or ZnTe deposition) may be a more important parameter to device performance than previously appreciated. Second, if processes have been used to reduce the effect of VTe (e.g., oxygen and chlorine additions), adding even a small amount of Te may produce detrimental defects. - Highlights: ► Te exposure of CdS/CdTe back contact reduces device performance. ► Field strength and minority carrier lifetime reduced. ► Calculations suggest formation of Te on Cd antisite defect

  7. New insight into halogen release from experimental studies on BrO/Br ratios in volcanic plumes

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    Bobrowski, Nicole; Wittmer, Julian; Liotta, Marcello; Calabrese, Sergio; Giuffrida, Giovanni; Brusca, Lorenzo; Platt, Ulrich

    2014-05-01

    Since the discovery of BrO in a volcanic plume (Bobrowski et al. 2003) many measurements have been performed as well as modelling to understand the radical chemistry in volcanic plumes, in particular, the interaction between volcanic gas species, released under strongly reduced conditions, and the oxidizing atmosphere. Besides the goal in atmospheric chemistry to better determine the impact of volcanic emission (e.g. reactive bromine) on the local (and maybe global) scale, volcanologists also have an interest to understand if the BrO/SO2 ratios can be used as a monitoring parameter giving further insides in dynamic processes of volcanoes. However, one of the arguments which potentially makes volcanological interpretations difficult is the reactivity of BrO. Therefore it is, of great importance to link the measurements of BrO and gaseous hydrogen bromide to the total emission flux of bromine in order to estimate the pristine gas composition released from magmas. In particular, trace gas composition of the surrounding atmosphere, the volcanic gas composition and meteorological parameters can all potentially effect the formation of BrO and might have to be considered. Some of these factors potentially also influence near source (crater rim) in-situ measurement. We need to answer the question: Can we correlate BrO measurements to the total bromine outgassing? Only with this knowledge we can relate changes of the measured gas ratios (BrO/SO2) to the volcanic fluids emitted by the underlying magma and can interpret data as signals from depth, which provide insight on the degassing of magmatic bodies inside the Earth. Some studies indicate that the BrO/SO2 ratio is close to a temporarily equilibrium already after only few minutes of the gas emission from the vent (e.g. Bobrowski and Giuffrida, 2012). This equilibrium seems to be relatively independent from meteorological parameters except for extreme conditions. We here present an empirical approach to answer the above

  8. Lifetime measurement of 75Br with inverse kinematic reaction

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    75Br is an isotone of 74Se and 76Kr. Both of them are known for showing shape coexistence with different shape in ground state. It is a question whether odd particle, in this case a proton in 75Br, stabilizes one of the shape or feel the shape co-existence of the core. Transitional probabilities and magnetic moment of the states will help in answering these questions. Thus it motivates us to re-measure the lifetime of excited states of ground state band of 75Br using inverse reaction and to provide necessary information about the feeding time of these states which can then be used in magnetic moment measurement

  9. Pressure-induced structural changes in NH4Br.

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    Huang, Yanping; Huang, Xiaoli; Li, Wenbo; Wang, Lu; Wu, Gang; Zhao, Zhonglong; Duan, Defang; Bao, Kuo; Zhou, Qiang; Liu, Bingbing; Cui, Tian

    2015-08-14

    We report angle dispersive X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements and Raman spectroscopy on NH4Br up to 70.0 GPa at room temperature. Three thermodynamically stable phases (phases II, IV, and V) are confirmed and a new possible phase (phase VI) of P21/m symmetry is proposed whose structure was established from Rietveld refinement of synchrotron XRD data for the first time. The phase sequence observed in NH4Br is in accordance with phase II → IV → V → VI. Phase V transforms into phase VI at about 57.8 GPa with a huge volume reduction of 30%. Still, the intramolecular distances are analyzed to better understand the nature of structures. The H-H interactions become markedly more important as the N-Br distances are compacted, which is probably the reason of the kink of symmetric stretching band (ν1) at the transition pressure. PMID:26277143

  10. Pressure-induced structural changes in NH4Br

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    We report angle dispersive X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements and Raman spectroscopy on NH4Br up to 70.0 GPa at room temperature. Three thermodynamically stable phases (phases II, IV, and V) are confirmed and a new possible phase (phase VI) of P21/m symmetry is proposed whose structure was established from Rietveld refinement of synchrotron XRD data for the first time. The phase sequence observed in NH4Br is in accordance with phase II → IV → V → VI. Phase V transforms into phase VI at about 57.8 GPa with a huge volume reduction of 30%. Still, the intramolecular distances are analyzed to better understand the nature of structures. The H–H interactions become markedly more important as the N–Br distances are compacted, which is probably the reason of the kink of symmetric stretching band (ν1) at the transition pressure

  11. Henkilöbrändäyksen mahdollisuudet kauneudenhoitoalalla

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    Gallotti, Mirva

    2015-01-01

    Henkilöbrändäys on vielä suhteellisen uusi termi ja ilmiö Suomessa. Kuitenkin parin viime vuoden aikana aihe on ollut entistä useammin esillä mediassa. Kiristynyt tilanne työmarkkinoilla on pakottanut ihmisiä löytämään tapoja, joilla voi erottautua massasta ja luoda positiivista kuvaa itsestä. Henkilöbrändäystä voidaan kutsua oman osaamisen ja asiantuntijuuden profiloinniksi. Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoitus oli tutkia olisiko henkilöbrändäyksestä apua työllistymiseen ja uralla etenemiseen myös ...

  12. Raman spectra of ZnBr2-based glasses

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    Raman spectra of ZnBr2-KBr and ZnBr2-KBr-CaBr2 glasses contain strong bands at 60 cm-1 and 155 or 174 cm-1 and some weak bands between 200-300 cm-1. From the compositional dependence of the spectra and comparison with vibrational modes of molten mixtures and crystals, the 155 and 174 cm-1 bands are assigned to symmetric stretching modes of tetrahedra consisting of four bridging and four non-bridging bromines, respectively. It is revealed that tetrahedra of bridging bromines exist in the glasses even at the composition of so large amount of bromine that the theoretical number of non-bridging bromine per zinc is beyond 4. (author) 6 refs., 4 figs

  13. Thermal neutron imaging with CsBr storage phosphors

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    The storage phosphor material CsBr:Eu2+ has been investigated for use in thermal neutron imaging. CsBr:Eu2+ imaging plates were prepared in a polycrystalline form by cold pressing starting powders. These as-prepared materials show only small photostimulated luminescence intensity under thermal neutron irradiation, but the luminescence intensity can be increased by incorporating separate neutron converters, in the form of lithium, boron or gadolinium containing compounds. An imaging plate containing 5% 10B2O3 as a neutron converter has 50% the photostimulated luminescence intensity of a commercial Fuji neutron imaging plate. Thermal neutron imaging was shown to be possible with the CsBr:Eu2+-based imaging plates, and the differences in thermal neutron and X-ray images were clearly observed

  14. Balloon-borne stratospheric BrO measurements: comparison with Envisat/SCIAMACHY BrO limb profiles

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available For the first time, results of four stratospheric BrO profiling instruments, are presented and compared with reference to the SLIMCAT 3-dimensional chemical transport model (3-D CTM. Model calculations are used to infer a BrO profile validation set, measured by 3 different balloon sensors, for the new Envisat/SCIAMACHY (ENVIronment SATellite/SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY satellite instrument. The balloon observations include (a balloon-borne in situ resonance fluorescence detection of BrO (Triple, (b balloon-borne solar occultation DOAS measurements (Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy of BrO in the UV, and (c BrO profiling from the solar occultation SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale balloon instrument. Since stratospheric BrO is subject to considerable diurnal variation and none of the measurements are performed close enough in time and space for a direct comparison, all balloon observations are considered with reference to outputs from the 3-D CTM. The referencing is performed by forward and backward air mass trajectory calculations to match the balloon with the satellite observations. The diurnal variation of BrO is considered by 1-D photochemical model calculation along the trajectories. The 1-D photochemical model is initialised with output data of the 3-D model with additional constraints on the vertical transport, the total amount and photochemistry of stratospheric bromine as given by the various balloon observations. Total [Bry]=(20.1±2.5 pptv obtained from DOAS BrO observations at mid-latitudes in 2003, serves as an upper limit of the comparison. Most of the balloon observations agree with the photochemical model predictions within their given error estimates. First retrieval exercises of BrO limb profiling from the SCIAMACHY satellite instrument on average agree to around 20% with the photochemically-corrected balloon observations of the remote sensing instruments (SAOZ

  15. Electronic structure and band alignments of ZnTe/CrTe(0 0 1), CdSe/CrTe(0 0 1) and CdTe/CrTe(0 0 1) interfaces

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    F Ahmadian; R Zare

    2011-08-01

    All-electron full potential calculations based on spin density functional theory were performed to study cubic zincblende (ZB) and hexagonal NiAs structures of bulk CrTe and ZnTe/CrTe(0 0 1), CdTe/CrTe(0 0 1) and CdSe/CrTe(0 0 1) interfaces. The lattice mismatch effect in ZB CrTe and magnetic properties of CrTe in the ideal ZB CrTe structure were investigated. The band alignment properties of the ZnTe/CrTe(0 0 1), CdTe/CrTe(0 0 1) and CdSe/CrTe(0 0 1) interfaces were computed and a rather large minority valence band offset of about 1.09 eV was observed in ZnTe/CrTe(0 0 1) heterojunction. Also in the CdTe/CrTe(0 0 1) and CdSe/CrTe(0 0 1) interfaces, the conduction band minimum of minority spin in CrTe was above the conduction band minimum of CdTe and CdSe and so the majority spin electrons could be directly injected to both semiconductors, indicating the possibility of highly efficient spin injection into the CdSe and CdTe semiconductors.

  16. Solid state reaction synthesis and luminescence properties of Dy{sup 3+}-doped Gd{sub 2}Mo{sub 3}O{sub 9} phosphor

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    Zhang Lihui [Department of Physics, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026 (China); Zhong Haiyang, E-mail: haae007@163.com [Department of Physics, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026 (China); Li Xiangping; Cheng Lihong; Yao Li; Sun Jiashi; Zhang Jinsu [Department of Physics, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026 (China); Hua Ruinian [College of Life Science, Dalian Nationalities University, Dalian 116600 (China); Chen Baojiu, E-mail: chenmbj@sohu.com [Department of Physics, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026 (China)

    2012-01-01

    Gd{sub 2}Mo{sub 3}O{sub 9} phosphors with various Dy{sup 3+} concentrations were synthesized by a traditional solid-state reaction using Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} as a flux. The influence of reaction temperature and Dy{sup 3+}-doping concentration on the crystal structure of the phosphors was examined by XRD (X-ray diffraction). The effect of Dy{sup 3+}-doping concentration on the emissions of Mo-O bond and Dy{sup 3+} was experimentally investigated. The energy transfers between host and Dy{sup 3+} ions, and between Dy{sup 3+} ions were analyzed based on both the Van Uitert and I-H models. The chromatic properties of the phosphors were also discussed.

  17. Dy3Al5O12磁热性质研究∗%Study on the magnetic and magneto caloric effects of Dy3Al5O12

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    The crystal field (CF)- and external magnetic field- split ground state of Dy3+ in Dy3Al5O12 (DyAG) has been calculated based on the quantum theory in this paper. The eight CF-split levels are obtained, which are all twofold degenerates and are removed by the external magnetic field. On the basis of the results, the magnetic moments and the magnetic entropy changes of DyAG are calculated in the temperature range of 3 < T < 42 K and the magnetic field range of 0DyAG have contribution to the average magnetic moment and have an important impact on the magnetic anisotropy of the crystal. In addition, the study indicates that the exchange interaction between the magnetic ions in DyAG is so weak that it may be neglected. However, distinct from DyAG, the exchange interaction between the rare-earth ions in Gd3Ga5O12(GdGG) is stronger at low temperatures and dependent on the temperature and external magnetic field. Besides, the variation of the adiabatic temperature change ∆T with T is theoretically anticipated and the anticipated results are comparied with that of GdGG. It is found that the maximum adiabatic temperature change ∆T of DyAG is 1.27 times larger than that of GdGG when T = 11 K and H e = 1 T. However, it changes to 1.15 times that of GdGG when T =16 K and H e =2 T. There are differences between the refrigerative properties of DyAG and GdGG when they are in different external magnetic fields and different temperature regions. At low temperature s(T < 10 K), the DyAG is a good magnetic refrigerative material in the lower external magnetic field. However, When H e is higher, GdGG is a good selection. This study is helpful to select suitable materials for the magnetic refrigeration technology.

  18. Simultaneous production of high-pure 76Br, 77Br and 79Kr using an isotope separator

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    A production method of the bromine radioisotopes 76Br and 77Br in high radiochemical purity has been developed without using an isotopically enriched target, instead, their precursors 76Kr and 77Kr produced in a NaBr target by proton irradiation were mass-separated and implanted into Al foils together with 79Kr by means of a high-resolution isotope separator. The isotope separation efficiencies of the radiokryptons with a compact ECR ion source were found to be 15±2%. The 79Kr was recovered cryogenically from the Al foil heated, while 76Kr and 77Kr were allowed to decay for 14.6 h and 1.24 h, respectively during which the almost maximum growth of 76Br and 77Br occurred. A comparison was made between anion and cation exchange methods for chemical separation of the radiobromines from the Al foils. The recovery efficiencies were found to be almost identical between then, and better than 95%. (author)

  19. Inter-band B(E2) transitions strengths in 160-170Dy nuclei

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    The rare earth region of the nuclear landscape is characterized by a large collectivity observed. The microscopic studies are difficult to perform in the region due to the enormous size of the valence spaces. The use of symmetries based models avoids that problem, because the symmetry allows to choose the most relevant degrees of freedom for the system under consideration. We present theoretical results for electromagnetic properties in 160-168Dy isotopes employing the pseudo-SU(3) model. In particular, we study the B(E2) inter-band transition strengths between the ground state, γ and, β-bands. The model succesfully describes in a systematic way rotational features in these nuclei and allows to extrapolate toward the midshell nucleus 170Dy

  20. PREFACE: International Conference on Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale (DySoN 2012)

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    Solov'yov, Andrey V.

    2013-06-01

    Conference logo The Second International Conference 'Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale' (DySoN 2012) took place in Saint Petersburg, Russia between 30 September and 4 October 2012. The venue was the Courtyard by Marriott St Petersburg Vasilievsky Hotel, 2nd line of Vasilievsky Island 61/30A, 199178. The conference was organized by the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies - Goethe University, A F Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute and Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University. This DySoN conference has been built upon a series of International Symposia 'Atomic Cluster Collisions: structure and dynamics from the nuclear to the biological scale' (ISACC 2003, ISACC 2007, ISACC 2008, ISACC 2009 and ISACC 2011). During these meetings it has become clear that there is a need for an interdisciplinary conference covering a broader range of topics than just atomic cluster collisions, related to the Dynamics of Systems on a Nanoscale. Therefore, in 2010 it was decided to launch a new conference series under the title 'Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale'. The first DySoN conference took place at the National Research Council, Rome, Italy in 2010. The DySoN 2012 is the second conference in this series. The DySoN 2012 Conference promoted the growth and exchange of interdisciplinary scientific information on the structure, formation and dynamics of animate and inanimate matter on the nanometer scale. There are many examples of complex many-body systems of micro- and nanometer scale size exhibiting unique features, properties and functions. These systems may have very different nature and origin, e.g. atomic and molecular clusters, nanoobjects, ensembles of nanoparticles, nanostructures, biomolecules, biomolecular and mesoscopic systems. A detailed understanding of the structure and dynamics of these systems on the nanometer scale is an important fundamental task, the solution of which is necessary in numerous applications of nano- and biotechnology, material science